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1 But They Will Have to Fight
Harder to Win;- Pitching
Corps Worries Man
I By HUGH S. FULLERTON.
.' In military service, 3.
Subject to first call, 4.
Practically unhurt by, the war, af
fected less by the financial condition
i of base ball and by salary cuts than
'any other club in the league, and with
jiewer spots to strengthen and more
and better material to strengthen
jthem than any 'other team, the Giants
Jlook better even this spring than they
S did last. -
?! There are two places at which the
runner-up of the world's champions
ttiiay fail: Pitching and second base,
land of these the pitching seems to
J worry McGraw more than any others.
j While McGraw's team really has
'jiiore strength than it had last season
jjt does not promise to have the cinch
Victory that it enjoyed. There are
r4liree clubs much strengthened that
lhave come up to challenge him.
VThese are Cincinnati, Chicago and the
? St. Louis Cardinals. They are not as
.strong as are the Giants, but they
JJiave one advantage. Each one of
I these teams has strengthened and
built up along special lines and these
are on the "beat the Giants"
'l It is an axiom in base ball that the
pennant winner of one season must
', ;play harder the next year for the sim
ple reason that every club pays spe
, itial attention to beating the chain
' fion. Each of the other seven clubs
plans its pitching campaign, saves
its best pitchers and attacks the
.strongest club for the simple reason
r,that, if the strong can be overthrown
vthe weak have a fighting chance. It
will be that, plus 10 per cent interest,
tins season. ' "
ji, The Giants really outclass their
loague.nvith the possible exception of
Cincinnati, which is a better club if
it can hold its strength against the
, draft. ,
-t m Lost of Heriog.
; The loss of Ilerzog helps and hurts
4he Giants. Undoubtedly fhe best
move was to trade Ilerzog after the
insurrection last fall which proved be
yond doubt that the fiery second base
man cannot play ball tinder McGraw
in peace. This is the third time they
.have dashedand each time because
sHerzog objects to the McGraw ys
. tern of playing ball and because Mc-
(Iraw insists on obedience from all.
There was nothing to do but lose
Ilerzog but at the same time losing
Ilerzog took one of the brainest and
"best players from the Giants, reduced
,their amount of aggressiveness and
weakened the team,
v The second base problem is going
( to worry McGraw. lie has brought
' back Larry Doyle, who has slowed up
verjf much. His damaged leg ought
to bt stronger and he may serve well
, during part of the season. He has
the brains and can hit, and McGraw
: has capable youngsters to understudy
him. He blundered in selling Pete
jKilduff and perhaps in letting Jimmy
Smith go to Boston.
The Giants are less, hurt by war
'demands than almost any club, losing
only two sub-infielders and a recruit
t "pitcher. The team is not liable to
receive any great shock in the draft
'this summer, although Dayey Robert
, f son may go.
v There is a point: If Robertsontan
; ro, it makes an automatic opening
( for Young, one of the most promising
' ball players to come into the majors
v in years. It was freely predicted that
Young would win a regular job in the
outfield even if Robertson remained
iind that he might even displace Ben
" tj Kauff Should Be Better,
The outfield will remain in rank
Ariose to the top. of the league- in
peed, defensive and hitting power in
:iny event. Benny Kauff, with the en
largement of the cranium consider
ably reduced by the late world's series,
T-Jiight to be a better'ball player than
t;ie has shown in the National.
& The infield is good enough to re
peat, and its driving power ought to
increase rather than diminish. I can
iec no sign that the weaknesses of the
ieam, as revealed by the White Sox
.'attack, furnish, the other National
eague clubs any hope such as they
Tiight have if they possessed the
ytrength of the Sox.
?' There never has been a series that
lio clearly showed the vital spots at
, Vhich a championship team may be
Attacked. 3"he White Sox analyzed
'he Giant attack and defense almost
-vcrfectly, after they had sized them
ao. But at the. same time their well
'planned attack revealed how-cleverly
.McGraw had covered the weaknesses
Vif his club. For instance, the White
Vbox decided that fast curve pitching
;A-ould do best; it was. out whiie.it
. 'stopped some of the Giants it was
flaying into the hands of others. Some
teams . argue that fast left-handed
' pitching will set down the Giants. It
Fvvill. part of them, but .it. plays, for
WELL -WELL -WELL1 I
SEE' WHERE THE OOC CATCHER
Kt ' U nftvt AN OOTlfS -
q mtS THAT
instance, into the strength of Zimmer
man and Burns.
Weak Behind Bat.
The team is not strong in catching
and McGraw has not, so far as the
figures show, managed to bolster up
this section of his club. I do not mean
that the catching is weak, but a real
championship club ought to have
catchers far over the average and the
Giants' catchers are very little above
the average of their league, if they are
any. They are good enough, however,
considering the strength of the rest
of the team.
If the Giants fail this season the
failure will be in the pitching depart
ment. There was a loF of hope for
some of the challengers that the
Giants' pitching staff would be fatally
weak this season, but the acquisition
of Barnes from Boston covered that
up. It was a sad blow to the hopes of
the Cubs and Reds when McGraw
got Barnes and a source of joy to the
Cards when the Giants got this fel
low. For why? Because St. Louis
seems to have the system of beating
Barnes. They trimmed him six times
last season out of six starts and
turned his winning percentage into a
loser. Barn's really is a corking
pitcher, although his showing with
Boston last season was not strong.
With a team like the Giants back of
him he ought to work 30 games ancn
win almost 20 of them.
The Giants are not much worried
about salary cutting. They have had
a little trouble with their players
especially vith Schupp and Robert
son, but these cases do not appear
at all serious. Schupp feels that he
ought to have more money and, under
ordinary cirenmstances, probably
would have received it. He seems to
forget the years he sat on the bench
and drew salary. Robertson, it seems
to me, has little kick coining, espe
cially as McGraw thinks Davey ought
to have saved the world's series last
fall when Gandil's hit dropped for two
Altogether, the Giants can rest
easily, exert themselves a little more
and feel comfortable unless luck
breaks against them all the way. Zim
merman, of course, is in for a terrific
riding all around the circuit, because
of his much advertised break last fall,
and it may hurt his work at times.
But then they have been riding Zim
my with quirt and spur for years.
Just what the figures will show I
am anxious to see, but at this stage
of the study of the teams it looks
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NEW CATCHEE TO
HELP LES PRATT
Bill Jackson, new manager ot th
Omaha base ball club, reported ine
signing of' a catcher to aid Les Piatt
in the backstopping work. He is Cy
Lingle, and he played the last two
years with Hannibal in the Thr.-e-I
Lingle is a youngster, Jackson says,
with plenty of pep and enthu5:?sm.
He is still green, but possesses the
quality of a good catcher, ani with
a- little more coaching and tu.: ing
should develop into an A No. 1 re
ceiver, Jackson believes.
Knudsen Autos Lead ;
Farnam Alley Handicap
In the Farnam alley handicap tour
nament the five leaders are as follow:
Kundnen Auto .ronumny 3,124
Car HKroriin. XT, P. lenitu 2.S14
Ma Sammla 3.797
Clan Oorilon I.7I9
Reynolds Coimi)lsloii 1,707
Zrndor-Zrnder , 1,180
Boebe-Hoaf land 1.41
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U. Maurer 07
Tom Leuchars Is Made
Golf Pro at Field Club
Tommy Leuchars, formerly Ceoige
Simpson's assistant at the Country
club and later professional at the
Council Bluffs Rowing association,
has succeeded Stanley Davies as pro
fessional at the Omaha Field club.
Davies left Omaha yesterday with
the Nebraska base hospital unit.
Leuchars, like most of the golf f ro
fessionals, learned his trade in the
British isles and came to the L'ni'cd
States as a club maker. His '.errns
at the Country club and Mar...va
have made him well known to Omaha
golfers. He also is prominent among
the curlers and soccer foot ball
players. " ,
Eight Foot Ball Players
Out for Spring Practice
' In compliance with Coach Tommy
Mill's recent orders that applicants
for the Creighton foot bal squad
practice, eight recruits responded.
Moonan, Harmon, Mulholland,
Peyne and ErWry, of last year's team,
were on the field with full football
Among Mills' new proteges are
Boland, star sprinter, Severiu, Mc
Govern and Harry Robinson,
Boland and Severin are husky fel
lows and are slated for back field
positions. Young Robinson is a
likely candidate for a fast auarter-
III I c
EACK TO HIS
By FRED S. HUNTER.
"P ROM the east comes the plaintive
cry of the objector. A New York
base ball writer wants to curb the
bad, bad men who practice "goat
getting" on the coaching lines.
Verily, do this be the age of pro
gress for the Puritan. Hot on the
trail of the wicked corn juice, the
iniquitous dance hall, the sinful cab
aret, the pernicious bright lights, the
nefarious movies, the evil musical
comedy, the heinous cigaret and
snappy stories, he now turns to base
ball. Hie time is coming whei a pink
tea will be real devilish, a crokonole
game wild dissipation and a coca
The Logical Prize.
BAN Johnson has become so gen
uinely enthusiastic over billiards
that he has doiratcd a season pass to
the American league as a prize for the
winner of a three-cushion tournament.
Which leads one to inquire how much
a season pass to the American league
costs the president of the American
Modern- Mash Notes.
tV I LI. IE Shafer, who you no doubt
will recall left the Giants flat on
their backs because he received so
many pink mash notes from the ladies
that he gagged on Eau De Cologne in
his sleep, has joined the aviation corps
Tillie's mash notes now will be per
fumed with gun cotton instead of
D'jeer kiss or Jockey club.
"y E percicve that Denver enjoys a
' lead in the race for the Willard
Fulton fight. But it will take more
than a Willard-Fulton fight to revive
the sparks of life in Denver which, as
the country editor delights to remark,
passed out of this drear aid worldly
existence aeons and aeons ago.
A N irate reader and wrestling fan
"writes in to object to our attitude
of seeming indifference toward the
Stecher-Caddock wrestling match.
He also suggests that Omaha show
a little speed and nail the event be
fore Dea Moines gets it. jAnd he
even intimates that we, as well as
Omaha, are a dead one. In the
chance that he may be correct, we
consent to a change of heart on with
the datice, bring on the gladiators
and start starving the lions.
E are informed through a sob
sister on a rival medium that Joe
Steelier not only aspires to recapture
the wrestling championship, ' but in
addition, become a successful boxer
and write a book. If the s. s. ever got
Joe to say that many words at one
sitting. Uncles Same is overlooking a
bet. She could lick the Germans
Dempsey Knocks Out
I Riley in First Round
Joplin, Mo., March 26. Jack Demp
sey .knocked out Torn Riley of To
ronto, Canaiia, here tonight in the
first round of a scheduled 15-round
bout. Dempsey registered five knock
downs befoie Riley took the count
from a left hook. The Canadian boxer
did not recover consciousness for ten
Dempsey substituted for Fred Ful
ton, who called the bout with Riley
off after he was matched to meet Jess
Willard, heavyweight ( champion.
Dempsey weighed 200 pounds, Riley
St. Louis Player Defeats'
Hoppe in Billard Game
Boston, March 26. Charles Peter
son of St. Louis gave billiard follow
ers here a surprise tonight, when lie
defeated Willie Hoppe, the eliampion
player, 250 to 85, in the first balk-line
game of a week's exhibition here.
Later Hoppe defeated Peterson, 25
to 19, at three-cushion billiards.
Fight to Draw.
New Haven, Conn., March! 26.
Johnny Dundee and Willie Jackson,
aspirants for the lightweight title,
fought 15 rounds to a draw tonight.
DR. KARL MUCK OF
BOSTON IS HELD
AS ENEMY ALIEN
Boston, March 26. Dr. Karl Muck,
leader of the Boston Symphony or
chestra, was taken into custody as an
enemy alien at his residence in the
Back Bay district of this city late to
night. He was lodged at a police sta
tion for the night and it was an
nounced that pending orders from
Washington he would be taken to
the East Cambridge jail tomorrow.
No statement as to the immediate
cause of the detention of the orches
tral director was made by the fed
eral official, tonight. Dr. Muck and
the Symphony orchestra have been
under criticism since this country en
tered the war. at first because of fail
ure to play "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner" at concerts. Later the manage
ment announced that the national an
them would be a feature of every con
cert and this plan was carried out.
Dr. Muck was loaned to the Bos
ton Symphony orchestra by Empercr
William in 1912 and again in 1916.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1918.
UNI OF OMAHA LADS
IN HOSPITAL UNIT
Clyde NicholSfon' and' Austin
Owens Leave With Nebras
ka Organization; Gave Up
Clyde Nicholson, son of Mr. anil
Mrs. John Nicholson, 3820 California
street, and" Austin Owens, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. C. Owens, 424 North
Twenty-eighth avenue, University of
A. X' .vA,
V V &. M
Omaha young men, will leave with
the Nebraska base hospital unit to
night. Both were taking a medical
Nicholson is the second son of Mr.
and Mrs. Nicholson to go into Uncle
Sam's service. The other sqii, Don
ald, enlisted about two months ago.
D. E. Jenkins, president of the uni
versity, said the l)oysj were-iHHong the
best students in the university., Both
are members of the Theta Phi Delta
You can secure a maid, stenogra
pher or bookkeeper bv using a Bee
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Modest Omaha Biddy Does
Bit By Laying Double Egg
P. S. Kingsley of Benson Gord.-ns
owns a hen that is doing the be .-he
can to promote food conserv.if V.n.
Not contented with laying one a
day, according to the custom of or
dinary hens, this biddy is trying to
double the ordinary quota.
Last Friday this hen laid a double
yolked egg, and on Saturday laid a
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A CAN OF THAT
GERMANS TO FAIL,
Believes Offensive May Cause
Combat to Be Resumed in
Open; Says French Are
Disappointed. f .
Washington, March 26. Back from
a visit to the western battle 'rent,
Major General Leonard Wood, t a
confidential statement today before
the senate military committee, de
clared that allied military opinion is
unanimous that the German offensive
will fail and urged a great increase
to 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 men in
It was General Wood's opinion, ac
cording to his auditors, that the Ger
mans on the western front now aw:
numerically superior, both oi tfie
ground and in the air, but that the
allies are in a better position. While
confident that the German offensive
will be halted before the enemy has
gained any material objectives. Gen
eral Wood suggested that the offen
sive may change the warfare into a
more open contest. For that reason
he recomnKnded the training of
American forces for open warfare as
well as for trench fighting.
Would Increase All.
The general was before the com
mittee for three hours and frankly
discussed the situation in Europe and
at home. Stating that the French are
disappointed in the size of the Amer
ican army sent to Europe, according
to some members, he recommended
immediate steps to increase both the
American expeditionary forces and
the army in training in this country.
Chairman Chamberlain said General
Wood recommended that an army of
2,500,00 men be maintained in' France
at the earliest possible moment and
2,500,000 more in training at home.
Another committee member placed
General Wood's recommendations at
4,000,000 men, one-half in France as
soon as they can be sent there. In ibis
connection General Wood also rec
ommended compulsory universal mili
In firging that the American war
program of men, ships and munitions
he speeded up and increased, General
Wqod said no American artillery or
airplanes are yet available to General
Pershing's men and that although
1,000 American aviators are ready,
they are without planes. Use of Lib
erty motors in bombing instead of
fighting machines also was .recom
mended by General Wood.
Commenting on the German of
fensive, General Wood, according to
members of the committee, said that
although the initial success7 of the
Germans probably had been greater
than expected cither by the allies or
the enemy, judged by the number of
Britisli 4,'uns reported captured, he
and allied officers believed the drive
will bexshort-lived. There is no pos
sibility, he said, of the Germans at
taining their apparent objective, the
channel ports, or threatening Paris.
Explaining the viewpoint of allied
officers with whom he recently talked
and who were expecting the present
attack, he said ilie Germans soon will
reach more difficult ground to tra
verse, while the British and French
retire to superior prepared positions,
double egg two eggs, connected in
It is noted that this hen is ur usu
ally modest over her contributions to
the nation's food supply. She . a
Buff Orpington specimen and is 2-ycar-old.
Her owner, Mr. Kingsley, is day
foreman of The Bee composinz rocm.
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Kaiser Tells Empress
Of Fall of Bapaume
Amsterdam, March 26. -The fall
of Bapaume was announced tonight
in a telegram from the German em
peror to the empress, it is an
nounced officially. The emperor's
"Bapaume fell last night after a
hard strug&k. My victorious troops
are pressing forward from Bapaume
and further south are advancing on
Albert. The Somme has been
crossed at many points aocve
Peronne. The spirits of the troops
are as fresh as on the first dav of
"Over 45,000 prisoners, more than
600 guns, thousands of machine guns
and enormous quantities of ammu
nition, and provisions have been
taken just as after the Isonzo battle
"May God be with us.
at which the German offensive will be
Bombardment of Paris by ong
range German artillery, General
Wood is reported to have told the
senators, is not a serious military
factor and will have no effect upon
the morale of the French people.
Men and Ships Answer.
Men, ships and artillery In the order
named, the general is f said to have
stated, are the principal military needs
of the allies from America.
While declaring that General Per
shing's men are in tine condition and
well equipped, he deplored the fact
they are without American artillery
or airplanes. Training of the American
forces, the general said, has been rap
idly accomplished and supplies'" arc
In urging the necessity ior more
ships. General Wood criticised pres
ent shipping arrangements, and said
he had suggested to the VVar depart
ment that fast and slow ships be seg
regated in the convoys, so that fast
ships will not be held back by the
The breakdown of Russia has great
ly improved the morale of the Ger
man army and the German people,
General Wood said. He added that
America should pay more attention to
the Italian situation and suggested
that Americans of Italian origin be
sent to Italy to combat the German
propaganda, which has been active in
Associated Press dispatches trom
the American front telling of the free
dom with which German airplanes
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flew over the American lines owing t
the lack of American airplanes witl
which to combat them were con
firmed by General Wood. The Trench
flyers on both tides of the American
sector have bee.i protecting the Amer
ican front against enemy airmen, the
general said, but at times are too
busy elsewhere to afford adequate
protection, with the result Viat the
German airplanes have absolute free
dom. At times, he said, the Germans 4
flew so low that the Americans were
able to fire at them with revolvers.
"General Wood fully discussed, the
situation from the time that he left
this country up to his return," said
Chairman Chamberlain, in a state
ment after the c nference. "He dis
cussed ships, man power of both
France and Great Britain and the nee
cessity for activity in America in get
ting men to the front. He realizes that
more ships are absolutely essential
to success, not only for the purpose
of taking over men, but in transport
ing supplies to the allies.
Paint Newspaper Yellow
For Wrong Head Lines
' Minor-. X. D., March 26. Because,
it is alleged, they were dissatisfied
with the headlines of the Minot
Daily Xews denying that the
British were holding the Germans,
as has been declared in an extra of the
Independent, a large crowd of per
sons early today painted the news
office in yellow with the words
"Kaiser" and "Slacker" written prom
inently on the doors and windows.
Rev. Shcrt, Labor Candidate,
Elected Mayor of Sioux City
Sioux City, March 26. Rev. Wab
lace M. Short, preacher-candidate on
the labor ticket, was elected mayor of
SiouxCity today b 1,881 majority
over A'. C. Andrews, incumbent. Mr.
Short headed the labor ticket. Two
candidates for commissioner on the
labor ticket, Henry Miclielstetter and
W. R. Hamilton won. Joseph M.
Lewis and James Malone were the
other successful nominees.
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