Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 20, 1918, NEWS SECTION, Image 11

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    Twin Cities Now Are Called the Twin Joke
UkiWinK a ball same fa tha arm b a eiaeh tt
PumrKIn Center ufed to be th ereaUtt hick
town in the worldnow which one iT
you are a lieutenant. ,
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Four-Year-Olds, Who Were
iree-Year Stars Last
Tear, to Clash in Rich
' Kentucky Handicap.
ill 'Louisville, Ky April 19. Pros
pect of a meeting" between those two
?reat colts, Omar Khayyam nd
Cudgel, now 4 years old. is the out
look for the rich Kentucky handicap,
'which will be the chief event con
gested at Douglas park this spring.
. The Douglas park session follows that
Ut Churchill Downs in the spring and
Precedes it in the fall. Unless an ex-
optional 3-year-old should stow up in
derby also eligible to Ihe Ken
'ticky handicap, principal interest in
1.. . !! L
ii .He lauer event win center on ine per-
'ormance of the sons of Marco and of
j the list last season. As 4-year-olds
Ithey will carry considerable weight,
probably around 116 to 121 pounds,
perhaps r-ven higher, but not so much
is they picked up and won with on
numerous occasions m 1917. Omar
Khayyam and Cudgel both are owned
ay Canadians. The former is the
oroperty of Wilfred Viau, the latter of
Lieutenant J. K. L. Ross. Omar Khay
yam was sold for $20,000 after win
ning the Kentucky derby, while Cud
gel brought over $30,000 after he had
lemonstrated his ability in defeating
numerous old horses to which he al
ways conceded much weight.
Omar Khayyam unquestionably was
e 1917 3-year-old champion. Time
I ifte
er time he beat his rivals conclu
sively. His victory in the Kentucky
derby was achieved after a stormy
trip, , in which, of the IS starters,
!ie was the most knocked-about. Cud
?el was unnlaced in this race, after
l mowing onlv a trace of form. Ticket.
lfM avor,tci was runner-up, with Mid
' Vi J way a close and gaining third. The im-
iS'WrfM rnlr vufnt aet with a hicrh
reputation) Dut sam nuaretn naa tne
; racing fans all hypnotized into the
' elief that in Hourless he had the real
ghampion. Hourless, another imported
''.olt, had beaten Omar Khayyam as
t 2-year-old,' and was said to be a
I Race With Hourless.
Omar Khayyam's first start in the
;ast last season was not an impVssive1
one.fv Against older horses he was
iwajf from the post poorly and did not
run Ks race decidedly. The change
of scenery and different ways of run
ning may have had something to do
witfethis. When the day came that
Omit Khayyam was to hook up with
Hourless, the eastern memory brok
ers ill figured the Belmont horse a
From Private to Sergeant in
Few Months is Army Record '
i 'i of Famous Young
' .''v""-' Golfer' ' '
Frdtn private to full sergeant with
in the" epace of a few months is the
record;, that Francis Ouimet has set
since joining the national army.
Befqre he goes to France it is high
ly probable that he will have that
commission that he talked about
-when he was last in New York, and
if he does succeed in clearing the last
( hurdle; in his patch and in exchang-
. ing the stripes of a noncom for the
shoulder straps he will have some
thing in which he will have more
pride than in any golf championship
' he ever won.
Many golfers have joined the army
since the United States entered the
war, (but none has advanced at such
a rapid rate as has Ouimet so far
as is generally known. There are
many stars of the links holding a
far higher rank, but then they did
not begin at the bottom of the lad
der, as did the Woodlander.
, Many Golfers In Khaki.
After three and a half yean of
war there are many golfers in Great
Britain carrying military handles to
their names who, like Ouimet were
just plain, everyday citizens before
the war clouds began to gather. In
the days of peace they would have
laughed at the idea of their ever be
coming army officers.
There is the case of J. L. C. Jenkins
of Troon, the man who won the great
championship at Sandwich in 1914, in
which Ouimet, Jerome Tra vers, 'Chick
Evans and many other of the stars
of theAmerican links "Competed. A
few months, after his ears had tingled
with the cheers that were sent up for
the victor of that field Jenkins was
marching along on his way to fight
the Hun in France, a private in the
Cameron Highlanders. Now it is
Captain Larry Jenkins. He has been,
wounded several times and has taken
part in several of the hottest battles
; of the war.
Polo Players Lead List
Of Sportsmen in War
Palo players lead the list of amateur
horsemen who have taken up arms
Among 1,440 men whose names ap-
ear in the Polo association handicap
, -ating nearly 1,000 are in active ser
cice. Bowlers of Philadelphia
Vote to Buy Liberty Bond
The Philadelphia Bowling associa
tion voted $50 to buy a third Liberty
loan bond and will give the balance
after this year's tourney is held to the
bowlers' war' fund.
Eopf Has a Reason.
In fielder Larry Kopf, who has re
fused to join the Cincinnati Reds,
seems to have good reason. He has
been offered a position as sales mana
ger for the Fisk Rubber company,
which, according to all reports, pays
Setter than base balling.
Baker Gets Trial.
Howard Baker, who played third
base for New Orleans last season, is
peing tried out at first by' Manager
UcGravy of the Giants.
Howard Baker Sold.
The Little Rock club has sold Out
fielder Howard Baker to San' Antonio
of the Texas lacn' ,
big choice, while you could get all that
you wanted on Omar Khayyam at five
to one. KicKety ana xiCKei aiso
started, it being a four-horse affair.
A heavy downpour had converted the
going, and in the mud the Belmont
horse floundered badly and brought up
a distant trailer, Rickety landing the
pace, with Omar Khayyam winning
well out in front, showing a decided
relish for the going.
Later Omar Khayyam again beat
Hourless, and in the last time that
they met Hourless managed to reverse
the verdict, but on that occasion Hour
less had tjie benefit of a $10,000 ride
by Frankit Robinson, while Haynes
on Omar Khayyam was completely
outgeneraled. Kentuckians applauded
the victory of Omar Khayyam in the
derby, though he was not generally
wagered upon, being better than 12 to
1 in the mutuels. But toward the
windup of the season many of them
began to doubt his ability to take the
measure of the Schorr colt, Cudgel.
International Has Money
In Treasury to Pay Bills
All debts of the International have
been arranged for, according to the
announcement from New York. It
seems the league had some money left
in the treasury, enough to pay its
bills, including salaries due Buffalo
players, and a little over, which is to
be divided between Montreal, Rich
mond and Providence, which drop
from the nnw International scheme.
Jess Willard Will Retire
After Two More Conflicts
Jess Willard will retire after he
has fought two more battles accord
ing to his own announcement. He
figures that he will whip Fulton, will
then fight Cempsey and rest on his
laurals. Esther Fulton or Dempsey
may spoil the calculations.
Ed Edmonston Repents;
Signs New Orleans Paper
Ed Edmonston, who has been hold
ing out on the New Orleans Pelicans,
decided to report and resume his
place in the outfield. Cotton Knaupp,
the Pelicans' second baseman, has
been1 called to the army, and Jack
Stansbury is playing the keystone
bag temporarily.
Luderus Alone Remains.
. In the lineup of the Philadelphia
Nationals there is just one man who
was with the team when the club won
the pennant in 1916. Captain Luderus
is the survivor.
Men Upon Whom Cleveland Pins Flag Hopes
Wkwi iwK felw M&l
Scarce Indeed Are Big League
Pilots Who Become Mag
nates ; Comiskey Onl
: Successful ExceptiOu.
Few big league players ever
come managers and tewer still are
ever graduated to the ranks of club
owners. One of the most prosperous
of the magnates is Charley Comiskey,
of the White Sox, a former player.
Clark Griffith, one-time pitching
star, owns stock iii the Washington
club. Branch Rickey has holdings
in the St. Louis Cardinals and Con
nie Mack has a" good sized bunch of
stock in the Athletics, but they are
the only former players really in the
big league club owner class. Some
former diamond stars have property
holdings in minor league clubs, but
they are having a rough row to hoe
managers and fewer still
just now on account of the war.
Joe McGinnity, the former iron
man" of the Giants, is a former mi
nor league magnate now. He can
tell any player that owning a ball
club or a considerable block of stock
in one isn't all it is cracked up to be.
McGinnity, after getting out of the
major leagues and taking the job as
manager of. the Newark club of the
International league in 1903, decided
in. 1913 that he had saved enough
money to embark on the career of a
minor league magnate. So he in
vested his savings of a lifetime in the
Tacoma club of the Northwestern
Ain't I Right?
Topeka Hurler Admits He Owns
Nickname But What Memories
When a rookie with pronounced pe
cularities joins a base ball squad it's
up to his teammates to find a nick
name that will suit him. When
George Glahn, a tall and unsophisti
cated youth from Owensboro, Ky.,
recently released to Topeka, joined
the St. Louis Browns this spring,
however, he had so many peculiarities
that no agreement could be reached
as to what he should be dubbed, so
the matter was put up to Glahn him
self. Did he have any nickname be
fore he left home?
Glahn admitted he had one. The
boys at home called him "Beanpole,"
which they later contracted into
"But you alls can call me anything
Many critics who have seen the
Cleveland Americans in action this
spring believe the team has an ex
cellent chance to cop the flag this
year. The Indians walloped the
Giants not a few times during their
exhibition games on the training trip.
The men who are the bright particu
lar stars of the team are Jack Gra
ney, Ray Chapman and Tris Speaker.
Lee Fohl, the manager of the In
dains, is confident of landing near the
top with his well-balanced team.
league and it is understood the prop
osition broke him.
This former star pitcher only re-,
cently celebrated his forty-fifth birth
day anniversary. He was one of the
greatest twirlers the game has ever
seen and he had the faculty of being
able to pitch on consecutive days if
called upon, and invariably turned in
a creditable performance. He won
35 of 43 games for the Giants in 1904
and when he quit the majors with 415
victories to his credit he made a
record that has been excelled only
by Cy Yourifr. A rise ball that he
delivered underhand was as famous
as Christy Mathewson's fadeaway.
McGinnity called it "old Sal."
Jaynes is Released.
Pitcher Lon Jaynes, taken on by
the Boston Red Sox from the defunct
Buffalo International club, was re
leased by Manager Barrow when the
Red Sox started entour. He is now
a free agen' looking for a minor
league job.
Schulte in Hard Luck.
The vetehan Frank Schulte is play
ing in hard ,uck. About the time the
Phillies set him adrift a fre wiped oti'
all the build r::1- on his f.iriu near Or-
C TOO f I WT,J know AOour t -
aD $m 4Mm&
you wants, just so you don't call
Beany," he pleaded. 'v-
And then he told the story of his
There was a game between Ownes
boro and a rival town and Glahn was
pitching for his t(wn. He admits he
was a bit wild thSt day and several
of his fast shoots came near to the
nuts of opposing batters, so frequent
ly, in fact, that several times lie was
called down for alleged attempts to
bean batters, but his protestations of
innocence were accepted.
However, during the game, one of
his teammates made the mistake of
shouting out his nickname. "Come on
Beany, put 'em over!" The crowd
heard it and it so happened that the
lando, Fla.. and
thousand dol'ars
he was put
in the hole.
Tub Spencer to Stay on
Coast; May Help Frisco
Catcher Ed Spencer, who has re
dded to stay in California this season, j
has consented to do a little catching
for the San Francisco club if he can I
gvl 1113 it.iv.aat. iivuj ivuwu itu . -
quoted as saying that is was agreed in
his contract with Detroit that he
should have his release under certain
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will find hundreds of positions listed
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very next pitch went wild, there was
a crash of ball against batter's skull
and the hapless batter went down for
the count.
There was no chance to convince
the crowd this time it was not inten
tional. There was a rush for Beany
Glahn and as he turned to flee a big
Kentu:kian drew a long gun and fired
as he med, "If this is a killin' game,
then I'll help mahself to some of it."
"Boys," said Glahn, telling the
story, "Ah felt that bullet whislin' pas'
mail head as I ducked and then I
ran, and I didn't stop foh watah 'till
1 gits to mah home town, which wall
six mile away."
"Hit was that name Beany that
riled against me, shoah 'nuff, so call
me anything you alls want to, just so
it ain't Beany, for I can't stand to
heah the name. When evah I heahs
that word I can feel them bullets
whislin' past mah eahs."
Brown to Aid Tinker.
Mordccai Brown, the veteran major
league pitching star of "three fin
gered" fame, again will assist Joe
Tinker, manager of the Columbus
club, this season. Tinker is relying
on Brown to instruct young pitchers.
Krapp Goes to War.
Rubber Kiapp, the midget pitcher
who will be remembered as a mem
ber of the Cleveland team several
years ago, is now a soldier in Camp
Safe and Efficient
, Lighting.
When Thomas A. Edison began the experiments that re
sulted in the invention of the incandescent electric lamp, now
represented in its highest development by the famous Mazda,
he was subjected to a storm of ridicule by "other scientists.
He was accused of 'everything short of idiocy for even at
tempting to produce light without flame to product) light with
out consurning oxygen. ' .
Place a glass tumbler over a lighted candle. Within &
few moments the oxygen within the tumbler is exhausted and
the candle goes out
This rough illustration gives the reason that other wise men
rf'ed at Edison's plan of producing light inside an hermetic
a.iy sealed glass bulb, in which a vacuum had been created.
But in 1879, despite this skepticism, Edison actually solved
the problem with his comparatively inefficient incandescent
electric lamp. The filaments, possibly recognized better by. you
as the tiny wires within the bulb, were first of carbonized pa
per, then of bamboo fiber, but now of drawn tungsten wire.
The resistance furnished to electric current passing through
such filaments causes them to glow, and thus produce light.
Today we have the Mazda the standard lamp including
all improvements offered by scientists of the principal lamp,
factories of the world. The wizard work of the research lab
oratories of this sphere is found in Mazda. . ' . "r .
- The Mazda furnishes light without flame, and without use
of oxygen. .
Therefore it is an absolutely safe light. The moment the
tiniest hole is broken in the glass bulb of a Mazda, the light
ceases and there is positively no chance of fire. The air itself
prevents combustion.
Because of its brilliant yet soft light, its unquestioned
safety and its certified efficiency the Mazda is truly enlight
ening the world!
In an ensuing article we will explain why we provicte
lamps for our patrons as well as the current by means 01 which
they are used. It is an interesting and important story, and
good for ihe .pocketbook. '
"Your Electric Service Company"
By Tad
Custer, having been caught in the last
batch of draftees from Detroit, his
home town. He had been playing
independent ball there since his re
tirement from the professional game.
Catcher Johnny Bassler
At Belleville Flying Field
Johnny Bassler, last year a catcher
fur Los Angeles, in the Coast league,
us now taking the preparatory course
for aviators at Scott field, near Pelle
ville, 111. He writes there are a num
ber of former ball players in his camp
and that they need equipment prepara
tory to forming a ball team.
Moran On Second Thought
Holds Youthful Outfielder
Manager Pat Moran changed his
mind about sending Outfielder Clar
ence Pickup to New London and will
hold on to the youth awhile. He
doesn' exactly need him, now that
Cy William has decided to report,
but just feels safer having him around.
Fisher's Time ShorH.
Bobby Fisher's stay with the Bos
ton Red Sox was brief. After Mana
ger Barrow secured Dave Shean In
the trade with Cincinnati he left Bob
by go, thus ending another major
league experience for the Nashville
short fielder.
New Tlanager's Style of Lead
ership Makes Real E'l With
3t. Louis National .
Manager Jack' Hendricks, the
new Cardinal major domo, can win
National league ball games as easily
as he won the respect of his men, St
Louis is destined to win a champion
ship. ,
Every member of the squad, aftet
a short acquaintance with Hendricks,
will go the limit for the new boss.
Of eourse, the players are not abU
to judge Hendricks'style of play and
method of directing a team in action,
but Jack's personality was a winnei
from the kickoff. And twentieth cen
tury base ball men agree that this ii
an important step toward success ai
a manager.
The knack of being liked and re
spected without being too lenient is
the secret of a successful manager
Time was when it was said that Oscai
Box, the New York manager, knew a
lot more base ball than Henry Fink
of Chicago. This theory is fast bfr
coming obsolete, and today a success
ful leader is considered a man wht
can get his players fighting for him '
and there must be "players. No man
can vin pennants without the men
although it was generally thoughl
Connie Mack could finish well up U
given nine names from the telephon
directory. Time has proven eyen
Mack looks bad when he isn't han
dling capable men.
Appeari Easy Golnff.
The Cardinals may fcelieva Hen
dricks, like Wild Bill Donovan, will
be too easy going. That isn't likely
Jack let the players get off to ail
easy start down here thit year, put- ,
ting them "on their own" with in- 1
structioni to train as much as they
needed to fit them. That U leniencj
in the first degree, and many a loaf-'
ing player might take advantage ol
the situation.
In that case Hendricks probahlj
would change, either taking chargi
of the man s actions or fining hint
for failure to be in condition. Hen
dricks started easy, but if the men
do not work hard it can be expected
that he will "tighten" up. However,
it isn't likely that there will be anj
loafing of Hendricks' club,
' Ooombs to Retire.
According to Hot Springs gossip
Jack Coombs, Brooklyn's . veterar
pitcher, is to retire at tne dose 01
this season to devote his time to tht
banking business in Palestine, Texas
Hoppe Wants to Gamble.
Willie Hoppe, billiard champion ol
the world, declares his willingness tc
play Welker Cochran or anyone else
but stipulates that the challenger must
put up $2,500 as a side bet
New Trial for TTalsh. -,
Vincent Walsh, St. Louis semi-pro
who got a brief trial with the Mem
phis team last spring, is back again
and with added weight and experi
e n ce hopes to stick Jonger this time
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