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The0maha Sunday Bee
VOU 51 NO. 45.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING. AVlilh 23. 192
Season Will j
Oj)cii in Three
Towns May 12
Hatting and Lincoln Man
pcr in Difficulties Over
Player Siltutt Close
Lincoln, Neb., April 22. (Special.)
A month of practice, and a hort
one at that, it about all of the pre
I'minary work the Nebraska State
league hall clnhi will get prior to
the opening of the caou on May 12.
Four of the clubi
out and two will
get dnwn to busi
Smith of I last
ing! darted work
I a 1 1 Monday
with hit two doz
en rookies. Smith
is busy Betting
his team into shape and at the same
time is in difficulties with the Lin
coln club over the ownership of Kay
Schutt, who is signed by both clubs.
President Farrcll of the national as
sociation declared, from evidence
submitted, that Schutt belonged to
the Capital city group, but Smith
hasn't given him up yet. . t
Emit Adams Busy.
At Norfolk Manager Ernie Adams
i busy putting his team into shape.
The Norfolk aggregation started ac
tion Monday, and the former Oma
ha university star is getting his men
in condition, while the club is getting
the ball park and grandstand into
shape. Adams has a coterie of "pro"
and semi-pro men from in and about
Omaha and eastern Iowa with which
he expects to give the state leaguers
a hot race for the pennant.
Beatrice fell into line in opentng
up practices with its initial workout
Tuesday. Manager "Toots" Kirsch
11 er has been busy raking up base
ball material in northern Kansas and
has garnered a neat set of players
for the tryout season. Kirschner has
also found a great deal of local tal
ent availnhl fnr in nn . tram.
which makes it more interesting for
Fairbury Starts Monday.
Fairbury will start work Monday.
The Fairbury-Beatrice rivalry is be
ing used at Fairbury as we'll as at
neat rice in stirrnig up baseball en
thusiasm, and both towns are getting
well worker up ior the season
kt.Mr I'-irnnrtf n c .. npn iiiph 9
preseason game for April 27 with
the Sioux City Western league team,
to be played at Sioux City. This
will give Segrist's team a good
chance for experience in preparation
for the stiff season which the State
"Buck" Beltzer, player-manager o!
the Lincoln State league club, has
sent out the call for his men to as
semble on Monday, April 24. The
Lincoln roster is carrying some 25 or
30 names at present and has players
from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Illi
nois, Colorado and South Dakota
semi-pro circles. Beltzer has worked
hard lining up his squad and the
opening will see Lincoln in good
shape for the season.
Manager Eddie Roben of Grand
Island has been scouting Colorado,
and especially Denver, for some good
,....'--1 itii:. -n .1 t.-- c :.i
ney championship team last year in
western Nebraska and is familiar
with many semi-pros there. He has
recruited a good sized squad and is
prepared to hit off with the rest when
" the season opens. Grand Island will
tart practice Monday.
Utah Gun Makes
at Local Traps
Gus II Becker. Ogden (Utah)
n.-f 4 -- a iL- t.Mi:... t' r
Hhe 1921 trapshooting season, exhibit
fed his marksmanship at the Omaha
Gun club traps Friday afternoon
in a match with N. B. Updike. The
wealthy western gun chalked tip a
perfect score of 100 targets, while
Updike shattered 88 clay "birds" out
The handicap king of the traps
stopped off in Omaha enroute to
the Cotton Belt championship tourna
ment scheduled for Clarksdale, Miss.,
the latter part of this month.
The southern shoot ranks well up
in the standings of the American
Trapshooting association, and is con
sidered by trap shots as next to the
American handicap tourney in im
portance. Homer Sheridan Kayoes
Roy Rector in Fourth
O'Neill. Neb..' April 22. (Special
-Telegram.) Homer Sheridan of
Sioux City tonight knocked out Roy
Rector of Columbus in the fourth
round of what was to have been a
10-round go. The first two rounds
were draws. Sheridan floored Rec
tor in the third and had him at his
mercy from the start of the fourth.
Chet Calkins of O Neil! was given
the decision in the six-round semi
final over Pete Dietrich of Atkuv
son. Dietrich had the best of the
' first three rounds but was groggy
the last two.
Ray Long Wins Over
Al Van Ryan in Sixth
Oklahoma City, Afril 21. Ray
Lorg, Oklahoma Gty welterweight,
won a technical decision over Al Van
Ryan of St Paul, Minn., in a boxing
contest tonight in the sixth round
f their 12-round bout here tonight.
I I X'
State League Ball
BARNEY BURCH and his seventeen Omaha Buffaloes will open the 1922
Western league season at the Fifteenth and Vinton street lot next Friday
when they cross bats with the Oklahoma City Indians in the first game of
a four-contest series.
The Buffaloes end their Wichita series todsy and then journey to St. Joseph
for a four-game stay, returning to this city Friday morning.
Burch will have twelve new faces to show tho local fans next Friday. In
gathering together the dozen new "maps," Barney believes he has twelve of the
bent players nnd hardest hitters in the league.
Teams in League
Another league was added to the
Omaha Municipal Amateur baseball
association Friday night when the
six Omaha teams . representing the
Modern Woodmen of America
Athletic association . of this city or
ganized a circuit and entered the
fold of the "Muny" organization.
ihe Woodmen teams will play
Class 'D" ball 'and the league will
be known at as Class "D" of the lo
The teams enterincr the league are:
Omaha Camp 120, B. and M. 945,
Beach Camp 1454, Magnolia 1833,
South . Omaha 1095, and Rock
Springs Camp 6650. -
. According to President Martin of
the Modern Woodmen association,
the league will play a schedule of 18
games, each team playing three con
tests. The schedule will open May
7 and close Labor day. Games will
be played Decoration day, July 4
and Labor day.
The tlx Modern Woodmen teams
will also compete in the Nebraska
Modern Woodmen athletic meet at
Fremont, July 31 and August 1 to 3,
Sprint Star Wants
Records Made Official
San Francisco, Cal., April 22.
Charles W. Paddock, Los Angeles,
world's champion sprinter, declared
here today that he intended to ask
the national Amateur Athletic union,
through its former president, Robert
Weaver, Los Angeles, to recognize
as records the times he made in bet
tering eight world spring records in
the island of Hawaii recently.
Paddock's statement was made
when he was questioned regarding
a dispatch from Honolulu stating the
Hawaiian branch of the Amateur
Athletic union decided not to petition
the national body to recognize the
marks, as the distances and track
did not conform to specifications,
The runner said that when he left
the islands the Amateur Athletic
union officials there told him they
would seek to have the records recog
nized. Gorman and Moha Draw.
Kenosha, Wis., April 22. "Bud"
Gorman, Kenosha heavyweight, and
Bob Moha, Milwaukee, fought 10
rounds to a draw last night.
International Track '
Meets Are Planned
LondonApril 22. A serief of in
ternational track meets between
English and American universities
has been arranged, according to
John T. McGovern, who came with
the University of Pennsylvania
runners for their meeting with Ox-
tora and camDridge as official ob
servers. McGovern and the Penn
sylvania team sail for. the United
Under the plan, Yale and ,; Har
vard teams will meet Oxford and
Cambridge in London in the sum
mer of 1923, while Oxford and
Cambridge will visit Princeton and
Cornell, then Yale and Harvard,
and perhaps other American schools
in joint meets in 1925.
Complete Fir6t Round
of Volley Ball League
W. L. Pet.
Wilson .3 0 1,000
Kittell -2 1 .666
Long 1 2 .333
Hawthorne ..0 3 .000
The Business Men's Volley Ball
league completed the first half of
the schedule yesterday when the
Longs defeated the Hawthornes, 15
12 and 15-11.
The winning team in the league
will be matched against the win
ners of the Athletic Club Business
Men's league. . '
Following la tht schedule for the second
April S6, Kittell against I,onr. "
April 27, Hawthorne against Wilson.
May 2, Kittell against Hawthorne.- "
May 4, Ixtng against Wilson.
May . Kittell against Wilson,
ilay 11, Long against Hawthorne.
Huggins Outpoints Ward.
Des Moines, April 21. Leo Hug
gins of Davenport outpointed Harry
Ward of St Paul here tonight in a
six-round bout, according to news
paper men. Harold Plude of Des
Moines outpointed Pete Tanzer of
St. Paul in a six-round bout All
four fighters are bantamweights.
Five Leading Hitters
of the Major Leagues
G. AB. R. H.
Heilmann, Detroit .... I i7 S 1
Johnston, Philadelphia. 7 So S 12
Sister. St. Louis S 85 IS 17
Speaker. CleTiand ... I 34 10 II
Scott. New York. ...... S 21 S IS
' G. AB. It. H.
Tierney. Pittsburgh ... S IS i
Groh, New York 7 J IS
Kelly. New Tork 7 24 7 It
Ruetber. Brooklyn .... 14 t
Williams, Philadelphia. I 11 I 11
Clubs Start Training for 1922 Pennant Race
Western Leagmie Club inn 1922 Pennant Race
Omaha Musicians Organize Ball
ClubBoast of Regular Merriwell
Pitcher in Moon Theater Drummer
MONG the most ar
dent baseball fans in
Omaha . may b e
classed the Omaha
musicians who have
organized a baseball
team. Each Sunday
morning they lay
down the fiddle and
the - bow, throw
Gounod and Irving Berlin in the
discard to cavort on local diamonds
in the great American, pastime.
The team should be a hard-hitting
bunch as there are six drummers in
the lineup. Since the 'gentle zephyrs
hare begun to hint of baseball sea
son, these drummers have been wal
loping the bass drum extra hard in
order to be in hitting practice when
the season opens. There are violin
players, whose fingers are delicate
and sensitive and one bang on one
of them and its-good night to the'
fiddle, yet they are willing to take
this chance for the love of the sport.
Regular Dick Merriwell.
The team boasts of a regular Dick
Merriwell pitcher. Dick, you will
recall, was the bird who could pitch
with is right arm and change over
and use the left one when he felt
himself weakening. This pitcher is
Ernie Gordon, drummer at the
Moon theater. Last season he won
seven out of eight games he pitched
and he flings the apple with either
mitt with good results.
Farmer Burns, world famous
wrestler and athlete who trained
Frank Gotch into a world champion,
hopes to do the same with the
musicians. He will coach and con
dition the team. His son, Raymond,
inficlder, is a member of the team.
Aside from coaching, the "Farmer"
usually brings along his "jewharp"
and twangs sweet melodies on the
coaching line, to cheer on his
Team Wants Games.
Because Sunday morning is the
only time the team can play, most
of the members being engaged in
theater orchestras, they can play
only at that time. Teams wanting
games any Sunday morning should
communicate with Ray Burns at the
Strand theater or Jimmy Jamison at
Following is the lineup of the club:
J. Cohen, violin. Hlalto, lnfielder; "Kid"
Gleason, banjo, Lakevlew park orches
tra, outfielder, Tony Stollnskl, cornet,
Tom Brown's Jazs band, outfielder; Han
nlgan, drums, Waldley's Concent band;
Jimmy Jamison, trombone, World, out-
neiner; ,.ni$ tlordon, drummer, Moon,
pitcher: Ray Burns. .oaDtain. cornet.
Strand, shotstop; Kenneth Witmer, violin.
Moon, catcner; t. Hove, drums,. Art
Smith's band: sKrl Johnson, trombone,
Empress, outfielder; Bed Floyd, drum
mer, Krug Park orchestra, outfielder;
George Letovsky, drummer, Webb's Jazz
band, first base: H. I. Finch, banto. Ol
son's orchestra, lnfielder.
Musicians at local headquarters as
well as leaders' of theater orches
tras, contributed to a baseball fund
which has been spent for new uni
forms and baseball equipment. The
musicians hope to open the season
May 7. No team of amateur stand
ing is barred.
Will Organize Second
Church League at
Church league baseball in Omaha
seems to be popular. With 13 teams
entered in the Saturday class B
league, President Weston thoiight
he had enough teams to take care
of all the Church league players in
the city. But now comes a call
from several churches that another
league be formed, to play Saturday
class C ball.
A meeting will be held Monday
evening in Weston's office at the
"Y" to organize another league. A
franchise will be taken out in the
"Muny" amateur baseball associa
tion. Hanscom Park, Central Congre
gational, Walnut Hill, First Chris
tians, Hirst M. E. and Clifton Hill
Presbyterian have already sent in
their applications, and many more
have promised to enter.
. Caddock Beats Kotsona.
St. Louis. April 22. Earl Caddock.
former heavyweight world's cham
pion wrestler, last night defeated
George Kotsona in one hour, 15
minutes and 15 seconds in a one
fall match with a head scissors and' a
Jim Londos defeated Jim Mazzon
:'n 58 minutes and 10 seconds with
an inside toe hold.
THE Buffttloes whose domes appear in the layout are as follows:
1 Wigington. 2 WiUon, 3 Coffindaffer. 4 Ungle. 6 Mee,
6 Manuh. 7 Baumgartner, 8 feneueeor, 0 Wilder, 10 uran-
tham, 11 Griffin, 12 Drugmand, 13 Lee, 14 Herman, 15
Wilcox, 16 Okrie. Barney Burrh is planted in the saddle.
"Whitey" Ginlason and Titcher Stokes are not included
in the layout.
"Mike" Finn, secretary of the local club, is ill at his home in Little
Rock, Ark., and may not be able to be in Omaha for tho opening game
next Friday. Word received from Secretary Finn informs us that the
Buffaloes' paymaster is improving rapidly.
Landis Punishes Five
Chicaeo. Anril 22. Mike E. ronrlpr-
gast, whom the Philadelphia Nation
als sougnt unsuccessfully to transtcr
to Salt Lake City or Indianapolis,
was one ot nve players who must
serve a "year's disassociatiori with
: i: lf n i .,; j i
niviigimcs, uuuer a ruung mane puo
lic today by K. M. Landis, commis
sioner of baseball. He played with
ineligibles, it was shown.
Commissioner Landis : also held
that Hub Purdue, former major
league pitcher and more recently
manaeer of the Nashville Southern
association team,, had no valid salary
claim against the club.
Union Pacific Shops After
Games for Season
The. Union Pacific Store Depart
ment baseball team has reorganized
and is ready to book out-of-town
games for Sundays and holidays.
The team made a good reputation
for themselves last year, and with
the signing of new stars, is expected
to be stronger this season.
Games can be arranged by writ
ing F. I. Holmes, in care of Store
department, Union . Pacific shops,
. Pitcher Wright in Omaha.
Dinah Wright, right-handed pitch
er last seasoii for the Caddock Colts,
arrived in Omaha yesterday from
Joplin, Mo., to pitch semipro ball
this summer here.
for Saturday and
Sunday, April 28.
Thirty-second and Dewey Avenue 1:30:
Northwestern Bell Telephone against
Postofflce Employes. 3:30: Lake Street
Merchants against South Side Merchants.
Rlvervlew Park 1:30: Williams Street
Merchants against Cuming 8treet Mer
chants. 3:30: Drlve-It-Yourselves against
Nebraska Tire and Rubber Co.
Fontenelle Park 1:30: W. O. W.
against Omaha Bee. 3:30: Walter G.
Clarks against Thomas Cusacks.
Miller Park 1:30: Betsy Ross against
K. of C. Columblas. 3:3(1: Townsends
agnlnst Knights ot Columblas.
Fort Omaha 1:30: Naples Banks
against Star Furnace. 3:30:- North Oma
ha Boosters against Murphy Did lis.
Carter Lake Club 3:30: McKenney
Dentists against Carter Lake club.
Christie Heights, Thirty-sixth and Q
Streets 3:30:- Social Settlement against
Kinney Shoe Co.
Elmwood Park, East Diamond 1 :30:
Whistle Bottling Co. against Barker's
Clothes Shop. 3:3: Brown Park Merchant!
against Y. M. H. A.
Elmwood Park, West Diamond 1:30:
Corr Electrics against I-eavenwortb Street
Merchants. 3:30: Christ Child Center
gainst South Side SokoL
New York Clubs
' Lead Leagues
New York, April 22. New York's
champion ball teams today were on
the top of the heap in their respec
tive circuits. Keeping up the
sizzling early season pace they have
been setting the Giants yesterday
won their sixth straight game,
trampling Brooklyn again. The
Yanks squeezed a ' 1 to 0 victory
from Washington, an error letting
in the lone tally.
Cleveland found itself in a tie for
the lead with the Yanks when Ty
Cobb's Detroit Tigers shook their
losing jinx and slugged out a 15
to 7 victory.
The White Sox came from behind
to tie St. Louis in the ninth, and
smashed out six more runs in the
10th to clinch the contest.
The Cubs still are within a half
game of the Giants, landing on
Eppa Rixey yesterday for seven
runs in the seventh and burying
Cincinnati. . The Boston Braves
celebrated the opening of their
home season by trimming the
Two new leaders in the select
swatting circles appear today, Harry
Heilfnann of the Tigers shoving to
the fore in the American, while Tier
ney of Pittsburgh is on top in the
Volley Ball Players
in National Meet
New York, April 22. Volley ball
will take its place among recognized
sports here next week when teams
from a numbr of cities will take part
in the first national volley ball cham
pionship tournament The meet will
begin at the Brooklyn Central Y. M.
C. A. Friday and will close Saturday
afternoon. The citizens of Pueblo,
Colo., are reported to have raised
$1,500 by subscription to send their
team to the meet.
"Weismuller to Swim
in Hawaiian Meet
Honolulu, T. H., April 22. John
ny Weissmuller, swimmer of the Illi
nois Athletic club, has cabled accept
ance of the invitation of the Ha
waiian A. A. U. to participate in
swimming meets here in May and
June. He- will be accompanied by
Coach William Bachrach of the Illi
noise Athletic club.
to Figlit Here
King wf WrllrrwrinliU Apreei
to Swfl. Piinclim With
Dolorr (Colo.), Wrllor
wrij-ht, May 5
By RALPH H. WAGNER.
Jaik Hritton, king of the writer
weight knuckle whirlri. who re
cei.ri hit mail at New Yoik City,
will make his initial appearance m
an Omaha run: mi I riUy night,
Mav 5, when lie mrrts "Cowboy"
I'ailjirtt. I Mot r. t.'olo., in a ten
roitml derision bout.
The fixiic carnival will be Magcd
hy the kiiisht of Columbus of
Ouuli. of wlnrli JmIiii Hopkins city
roinniiMoiirr, it one of the match
makers. In securing the welterweight
clutnpiiiii to apucar in this villaee
the Knights ot Columbus were
forced to guarantee Hritton a nice
fat hunk of coin, the amount bring
so large that it would make Cham
pion lempey mouth water.
"Cowboy' I'adcett is termed the
"Colorado Wildcat" and is not un
known to Omaha fistic fans. The
"Cowboy" recently won a ten-round
deciniou over "Buddy" Logan and
has wins over "Kid .Schlatter,
Murphy ami other promising wcllcr
In niretinvi r.ulcctt. Ban Mor
gan's chief bread-winner will swap
punches with a hBiiter ot me slug
ging type; one who is ti"t ery ,
clever," but still clever enough to
take care of himself in a 24 foot
Padgett s manager is ngnting '"e
champion for practically nothing.
The "Cowboy's ' boss believes that
Britton has started down the down
grade and now is the time for the
Colorado slugger to get for himself
a championship belt.
Beatrice Ball Club
Will Start Training
Soon; Prospects Bright
Fairbury. April 22. (Special.)
Segrist, owner of the Fairbury Ball
club, is here making arrangement
for the training season. Practically
all the players will report here Sun
day and Monday, and the grind of
training will begin. Segrist states
that he will put the team through a
stiff practice and training, as be is
anxious to have the players in tiptop
shape for ,the- opening game with
The Fairbury club has less ap
plicants signed up than, any club in
the loop, but care has been exercised
in picking the players. The man
ager says he does not fear any class
D club and that every player will be
within the class D salary limit.
The boasts of "Lefty" Willcy
about what Beatrice will do to Fair
bury does not worry Segrist for the
reason that games are won on the
diamond and not by loud noise be
fore the contest.
Shortstop "Rip" Athcrton arrived
for practice yesterday. "Rip" says
he is anxious to get in the game. He
began working out 10 days ago. Ath
crton is one of the ball players every
club in the league would like to
have. He is fast and has a promis
Tilden and Richards
to Represent East
New York, Aoril 22. William T
Tilden. If. of Philadelphia, and Vin
cent Richards of New York, will be
the only representatives of the east
in the east-west matches on the Pa
cific coast next month. This be
came known today when the New
York Tennis' association announced
definitely that Lawrence B. Rice
of Boston would be unable to com
pete because of his weakened phy
sical condition, due to illness. ,
Jules Goux Will Pilot
Car in 500-Mile Race
Indianapolis, .April 22. Jules
Goux, famous French race driver, is
coming to America to pilot a Ballot
in the International 500-mile race for
approximately $100,000 to be held at
the Indianapolis Motor (Speedway
Tuesday, May 30. He is bringing
with him two Ballot cars, but the
driver of the second mount has not
yet been named. It is believed by
speedway officials that he will choose
an American rilot as his teammate.
Six Ranking Net Stars
Play in Exhibition Games
Philadelphia. Pa., April 22. Six of
America's rankincr tennis stars, in
cluding William T. Tilden, II, Mrs.
Molla Mallory and Zcnzo Shimidzu,
member of the Japanese Davis cup
team, were scheduled for exhibition
matches today at the opening of the
new courts of the Germantown
academy. The others who were to
take part were Vincent Richards,
Wallace F. Johnson, Watson M.
Washburn and R. Norris Williams.
Pleasanton Organizes Team.
Pleasanton, Neb., April 22. (Spe
cial.) The Pleasanton Baseball club
has organized and is working into
shape. The team promises to he
even stronger than last year. Last
season it won 20 out of 28 games
against some of the strongest teams
in this section of the state.
The season opens April 30 with
the Grand Island State league team
at Grand Island.
There is a movement to organize
an eight-team league, including Ra
venna, Pleasanton, Kearney, Gibbon.
Shclton, Wood River, Elmcreek and
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