Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 05, 1918, Page 13, Image 13

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BanglShippensburg Boy of Fifteen
Brings Down 200 Pound Back Deer
The family of C. L. Strike, of Ship
pensburg, will have plenty of line
rich venison from now on until
, Christmas. 200 pounds of it, and may-
L be lucky friends will get a nibble of
™ the white meat, supposing venison,
has the characteristics of chicken and
turkey. If some one unexpectedly
dumped at your fireside 200 pounds
of luscious deer what would you do
for him?
This is the question agitating "Pop"
Strike, for his enterprising son, Wal
ter, aged 15, came home last night,
hauling with him the carcass of a
buck deer, eight prongqd and weigh
ing over 200 pounds. Picture this
young Nlmrod's unholy joy when he
If the Clown Quince had a "re
treating" chin before the war, it
must be fastened onto the back of
his neck by* this time.
• • ' •
Harrisburg fans to-day welcomed
"Red" Crane, shortstop, now with
Indianapolis or, at least, he says
that this city now owns him. Red
is about the only Harrisburg boy
in biß basebal lcompany. Towards
the end of last season, he went to
Baltimore and played great ball.
Red hud appearance of being in
prime shape and ho predicts that
basebal Iwill flourish like a green bay
tre next season. The celebrated in
fielder, who has always lacked just
enough hitting ability to get into
the king -ow. will stay here prob
ably until training time calls the
pastimcrs south.
• • ♦
We serve notice herewith on Irvin
Cobb that he will have to get the
snow off his feet to beat this one told
by a confrere, Senator Smith, of
Gawgia, sah: Relates he:
"German militarism set out to!
overrun the world. Before the
disasters that have befallen it,
however, German militarism must
now be feeling a good deal like
Cal. Clay. .Calhoun Clay of
Paint Rock was fishing for tar
pon in Florida, and he hooked such
a big one that it pulled him over-1
board. As Cal went over the side j
of the boat and tore through the
water in the tarpon's wake he said:
"What Ah wants to know is dis—
is dis niggah afishin', or dis fish
"I am nearly sixty years old but j
I must finish my task of changing J
the whole map of Europe."—The
"Kaiser" one year ago. You said
something, Bill. •
• • *
At Ephrata last night Tim Droney,
pride of Lancaster, bested Patsy
Green of Boston. The show was
staged by Frank Erne and drew a
big crowd. Lancaster seems to be
full of boxers as an egg Is of meat,
ino entertainment included Harry
uehs, Dick Gobisch, Whitey King,
Mickey Williams and Kid La
fayette, all from the town of pretzels
and cheese. Columbia contributed
Kid Miller, who was knocked out
cold by Monsieur Lafayette. For i
Harrisburg fans the mnst'lnteresting
scrap was that of Nat Vnacmnn and
Whitey King, Nat earning the de
* • •
Tommy {at Red Cross concert) —
"What's that man got his eyes shut
for while he's singing?" Friend —
"Because he can't bear to see us
suffer." —London Opinion.
• *
It's safer, far, to be a deer,
Or any other same
Tlui" have a bone-bend comrade
Who's linble to malm
Or shoot, von dead.
And the- "haw-haw"
With: "Didn't know it," laugh.
For ours, we'd rather keep our
On shooting Jersey calf, i
Tis like, a neriseope might help
To twig the brainless sot:
Some bright regalia might be wain
To keep from being swat;
Play Safe-
Stick to
Because the quality is as good as ever it
was. They will please and satisfy you
7c—worth it
found himself alono in the remote
fastness of Middle Ridge, South
mountains, on Monday last, where
he was rusticating for the time on
leave of absence from work at Mid
It was the first time Walter ever
came face to face with the forest
rambler, but he was there with speed
and control. One bang and the forest
king toppled, a clean bull's eye, and
nobody else Injured. Shippensburg
turned out by hundreds to view the
valuable carcass and in days to come
Walter will be able to dream by the
fireside of his prowess as ho gazes at
the head of the noble buck, mounted
by admiring townsmen.
But one thing sure, the hunter
Would do less harm with
t •
In peace times Englishmen make
use of 105,000 acres of land for the
purpose of golf playing There are
two thousand orgMnizations, with
nearly three hundred thousai.d
n embers, and about 7,200,000 balls
are made use of annually.
"The White Caps drug Andy
Whalin out 1 of bed last night, tooki
him to the big timber, bent him
over a log, and mighty nigh
lammed the life out of him with
hickory gads," related an acquaint
ance from Hominy Holler. "His
wife came screaming for help, und
when a pnssel of us fellers got
there we found him with a night
shirt on, and "
"Was that what they whipped him
for?" interestedly asked Gap John
son of Rumpus Ridge, Ark.
"Baby Airplanes" are the latest.
Popular Mechanics tells how small
, panes of les wing-spread than some
of the largest albatross are being
produced now. The wings of these
tiny machines extend only 15 feet,
while albatross have been known
to measure 17 and 18 feet from tip
to tip. It is considered likely that
aircraft of this type will prove val
uable to the aerial mail service after
the war 1J won. Large machines
will no doubt be used for long non
stop flights, but for maintaining in
terurban service the small, less ex
pensive planes quite probably will |
be employed, at least in England, it
is contended. The artist's drawing |
presented herewith is intended'
chiefly for comparative purposes.
It shows one of the small airplanes
taking on fuel in a village street,
while a mail-bearing pivachute
floats earthward from a large
"through express" flying aloft. Onei
is struck by the thought that a 15-
foot airplune would occupy no more
space in a village street than some
farmer's hayrack, although it is
hoped that airmen will not get in the
habit of alighting in such places.'
"I am surprised to see you have
such a quantity of preserves left
over from last year."
"Nobody could get the lids off."
explained the housewife briefly.—
Louisville Courrier-Journal.
City Championship Game
on Next Saturday
Tarsus and West End are going to
try once more to settle the city cham
pionship honestly. Last time they
engaged there was plenty, of the
ireat 'em rough stuff and Tarsus an
nounced that sho would not meet the
husky West Endcrs again. The latter
were somewhat contrite and now the
two have arranged to hook up at 2.45
on Saturday at the Fourth and Seneca
streets field. The first game ended
14-0 favor of Tarsus, but West End
demanded that the contract bo uved
up to of the best out of three. A
suggestion for Saturday's battle
would be to have competent referee
and umpire. •
George Genn put It over on David
Smouso last night, though he carried
a handicap of 100, the loser handi
capped at 70. The winner had a high
run of 9, while Smouso registered
M. P. Johnson, playing at 70
scratch, defeated Jack George, play
ing at 80 scratch, by a score of 70
to 78. He won therefore by but two
points. This match was extremely
exciting and Intense Interest was bent
upon It from start to finish.
To-night Bruce Mingle, playing at
80 scratch, will take on Smouse
playing at 70 scratch and Jack George
playing at 80 will meet Thomas De
vlne, playing at 70. The big parlor
was filled with an enthusiastic crowd.
SNOODLES He Achieves a-Life's Ambition By Hunger/ord
f WELL- I <sUET,SS I / ,-r WILL. KGE.P —* —- '
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Clark Griffith Tells How Baseball
Can Be Governed Justly For All
The one thing that a ballplayer j
most detests is being regarded as
chattel, a slave to be disposed of to
the highest bidder, without any say
on his part. Years of experience prove
that organized ball must have a stan
dardized system, and for this coming
yeur no one has proposed more eflici
ent program than Clark* Uriftlth, the
old lox, of Wasningtou, who has out
lined an agreement under which
major and minor league clubs could
work that would give justice gnu
equity to the players, as well as "he i
owners. Griffith believes the new
agreement would settle the threaten
ing war 'between the majors and
minors and also aid the minors in
strengthening their teams.
Three years ago Urifilth presented
a resolution to me American Leugue
requesting it never again to buy,!
traae, or sell a ballplayer. After dis
cussion the resolution was denied on
the grounds that it was not the proper |
time to adopt such a mousure, as tile j
Federal League players were thrown
out of employment at that lime.
Three Itulcs to Govern Game
Organized baseball, both major and j
minor, can be governed by the three
following rules, which' will give jus
tice und equity to player and club
owner alike:
The reserve rule; the draft rule; the
waiver rule.
The reserve rule will protect clubs
property and investments.
The draft rule will insure the ad
vancement of the player, in his pro
fession. ' , ,
The waiver rule protects the club
owner and at the same time the rights
of the player.
Kules that shall govern the applica
tion of the three mentioned rules to
be as follows, viz.:
No club shall be permitted to sell
or buy a player except by the waiver
rule. .
Waivers cannot be recalled.
All clubs to work under a close
player limit. . „
That all minor league players shall
go to the draft.
No club shall be allowed to trade a
P ThV'numbcr of players to be drafted
in class AA und A to be greater than
the number the rules provide for.
The waiver price on a player classed
as a "drafted" player shall be the'
Camp Hill, Pa„ Dec. s.—The edu
cational committee of the Camp Hill
Civic Club with Mrs. W. M. Denni
son as chairman, is conducting a
canvass of the town to secure funds
with which to increase the school
library. The High school students
are assisting the committee during
this week of institute.
There was plenty of bowling in
and about Harrisburg last evening,
married men over at Parthemore
alleys. New Cumberland, feeling very
cocky over trimming the poor, mis
guided single men by a margin of 79
pins, as follows:
Banidolph ... 99 155 115 — 369
Monroe 104 109 111— 324
Noggle 127 95 90— 312
Slats 115 1,49 111— 374
Kaufman .... 108 97 84— 289
Totals 533 005 501—1668
Lake 133 85 123 311
Kitamlller ... 110 90 103— 293
Rocky 108 84 100— 292
MeGiver 115 128 117 — 360
Britton 105 103 95 303
Total 571 490 528—1589
At the Casino alleys, the Firestone
Tire Company vacuum-elcaned the
Goodrich Rubber Company boys,
with 318 pins over and above. Their
Gross 134 146 78 — 358
Vollmer 132 131 85 — 348
Clouser ...... 103 59 75 237
Webb 84 91 115— 290
Sauter ....... 127 142 H6- 685
Totals 580 659 469—1618
Cage 152 140 116— 408
Bossard ..... 101 131 149—— 381
Busherg 96 106 125 327
Jackman .... 109 90 162 361
Gosnell 13fl 156 154 449
Totals 597 623 706—1926
In the Central Iron and Steel
League the Purchasing outfit out
bowled the Sales department, Just
like this:
E. Drinkwater 168 140 147 455
Stoner 167 166 188— 521
Darr 160 132 191— 439
Lechthaler ... 160 165 164 — 489
Totals 734 777 862—2373
Myers ....... 123 97 112— 332
Kirke .' 74 114 141— 329
Falk 104 148 128— 380
Harms 119 140 117— 376
Stautfer 160 170 158 — 483
Totals 580 669 656—1905
The Leonard alleys staged Ac
counting department of the Central
Iron and Steel League In a victory
over Open Hearth, by 17 pins:
McGulre 330 133 138— 401
Zerbe 173 173
McQuald 307 135 —■ 242
Stitcher ....... 144 135 162 441
Smith 121 147 184— 452
Albinl 125 139 160— 424
Totals 693 661 779—2123
same as the amount for which he was
The waiver price on all other play
ers to be the regular waiver price of
tlie league requesting the waiver.
Any club in any league wishing to
dispose of the services of a player,
waivers shall be asked, only cftibs in
the same classification shall have the
right to claim said player, the clubs
of the league requesting the waiver
to have prior claim, should two,or
more clubs claim the player it shall
be decided by lot to which club he
shall go: If the player be not claimed
in the classification requesting waiv
ers. and the club requesting the
waiver no longer desires the services
of the player, then and in that event
the player shall become subject to
claim by clubs In lower classifications,
according to the now existing rules;
when it is determined which club
shall have the services of the player,
said club shall got the player free of
Would Abolish the "Farms"
The above rules will emancipate the
player, he wiTl no longer be bargain
ed in as a "chattel," it will also pre
vent the farming and the manipula
tion of players by the clubs.
The Important thing to all clubs
concerned is that it would equalise
the chances of clubs in every league
of getting the services of players,
each club would have to depend on
drafting and developing Its players in
stead of buying them already made. •
The benefits accruing from the
above would be much greater to the
minor leagues than to the majors. The
minors would get the draft price for
a player and get him back or someone
else in his stead for nothing. The
minor leagues' backs have been
broken by carrying major league
owned players and being unable to get
players when they wanted them. The
major leagues, and in fact all leagues,
should be compelled to cut their roster
to the players limit by the commence
ment of their season; this would al
low all clubs in lower classifications
to have a chance to get the playera
.that they need.
Haseball should be put on a sport
basis bv minor league * and major
league alike and the way to do this is
to quit trying to live on selling play
ers. The rankest failures in the class
AA and A leagues are the clubs that
have tried to livo on peddling players.
Grissinger ... 182 125 168 — 475
Sheesley 166 132. 110— 408
Hare 142 128 104— 374
Drlnkwater .. 144 108 138-r- 390
Lechthaler ... 161 162 180 — 503
Totals 795 655 700 —2150
W. L. Pet.
Purchasing 7 5 .583
Accounting ." w 8 7 .533
Open Hearth 8 7 .533
Sales 4 8 .333
: How Ball Players
Did Their Bit in
the World War
More than one-half of the base
ball players who composed the
eight clubs of the National League
for a greater part of the cham
pionship season of 1918 are, or
were up to the time the war end
ed, with the colors. Some saw ac
tual fighting, two were killed In
Uncle Sgm's service, and the men
were represented in pretty much
every branch of the service.
There were considerably more
than half with the colors —a frac
tion over 64 per cent, to be ex
plicit. Data which John Heydler,
acting president of the National
League, has just finished gather
ing, show that 103 of its players
were in the service. This is en
tirely apart from those who went
into essential work. It means men
in actual service with the army
or navy.
The total number of players re
served for the season of 1918 was
257, which number, incidentally,
has been reduced to 158 for 1919.
From May 15 to the end of the
1918 season the eight National
League Clubs carried an average
of from 160 to 160 players. One
hundred and three—the number in
the service—is 64 and a fraction
per cent, of 160, the extreme limit
of men carried from May 1 on.
| There is nothing whatever in
the'se figures suggestive of slack
er as applied to professional base
ball players as a class. On the
contrary, the showing Is an excel
lent one and a credit to the game.
The players of the National Lea
gue did their share fully as fight
ing men. The statistics show
that. "The facts probably are."
says Acting President Heydler,
who is given to conservative state
ments, "that baseball gave as
great if npt greater per cent. *of
its employes than any other oc
A half dozen men or so jumped
to shipyard and steel leagues, but
twenty times that number were,
or arc. to be found In army camps,
In navy yards, on fighting ships
or in the armies abroad.
The 103 men in the service were
apportioned as follows: Army
(drafted) 43; army (volunteered)
22; navy (volunteered) 32; avia
tion (volunteered) 7. Sixty-one
of the 103 players—s9 per cent.—
volunteered and before this (Jraft
law became effective.
The 103 were mostly players who
took part in National League
championship games in 1917 or
"Cal" Frank Is Picked
to Instruct at Pennsy
Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium
Merit wins, is the old adage, and
it has been illustrated again in 'he
appointing of Calvin Frank as physi
cal instructor of the Pennsy Y. M. C.
A. gymnasium, situated at Reily and
Wallace streets. This very respon
sible job was formerly handled by
another expert. Lieutenant Horace
Geisel, now with Pershing's Army,
and the fact that he- may not soon
return demanded a substitute until
he does., Looking over the pick of
athletes In Harrisburg the committee
finally decided that "Cal" Frank
had all the requisites, and he is being
warmly congratulated to-day for the
selection. Everybody who patronizes
athletics in the city knows "Cal,"
a star on Tech, and a brother of
"Nobe" Frank, who was equally
prominent on the Central High pig
skin thumpers. Last year the two
brothers were pitted against each
Detroit, Dec. 5. —Belief that the
gasoline yacht Graciel 11, of this
city, has been lost in Lake was
expressed In marine -circles yester
day when word was received that
the body of a woman wearing a life
preserver carrying the boat's name
was washed ashore 15 miles south of
Ambertsburg, Ont., last night.
1 Victory Wr
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S jjj fpjfj Toasting brings out flavor—eveVy time. It makes tobacco B§|jlJj |j|i j; |g||; ■i j
delicious. Try Lucky Strike Cigarette —it's toasted.
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A castiron contract was put
through this morning by Tech and
Johnstown High, each pledging to
hold to the agreements nuide for a
game to decide the high school
championship of Pennsylvania on
Saturday next at the Island grounds.
So fearful appears to be each team
that the other may kick out before
the day arrives that this contract was
drawn up like a Draconian law and
It will be almost Impossible now for
either one to buck.
The contract culls for a guarantee
to Johnstown of SSOO, or forty per
cent, of the net receipts, this mean
ing receipts after local expenses con
nected with publicity, etc., are taken
out. Johnstown agreed to this with
out a murmur, but up to the hour
of going to press she could not come
to any conclusion aboujt game ofli
rtals, #
Athletic major-domo, Percy L.
Grubb, was busy as a one-armed pa
perlianger with the hives to-day try
ing to settle on the list of dictators.
At noon he believed the array would
include Bob Maxwell, of Philadel
phia, referee: Taggurt, of Steelton,
umpire, and Butler, .of Harrisburg,
linesman. Mr. Grubb submitted this
morning a number of names in event
of these not suiting Johnstown,
DECEMBER 5, 1918.
among them Okeson, of Lehigh; Da
vison and Keough, of University of
Pennsylvania. Any one of these are
good men and tried. Johnstown sug
gested Comfort, of Pittsburgh, but
Grubb cannot find his name on the
Central Board list. *
| At any rate the game is sure to
come off, now that the contract is
signed, and it remains for Harris
j burg to turn out by thousands so
. that these valiant native sons are not
i gojng to be financially wrecked at
: undertaking so considerable a guar
• antee. The game is to start prompt
j ly at 2.30.
Send Your Warm Clothes
to Sanatorium Patients
j Only a few days remain in which to
send articles to the Civic Club, 612
North Front srteet, for the Sanitar-
I iums at Mt. Alto and Hamburg. It Is
| hoped that this year's donations may
] even exceed last year's when eight
I large barrels and boxes were packed
| with clothes for men, women and
! children. Everything in the way of
I warm clothing is needed desperately
—dresses, overcoats, stockings, un
derwear, coats, shawls, hoods, mit
tens, clothes for men or boys. If
you have given your surplus to the
Belgians or to the Nursery Home the
•committee asks that you send very
promptly a donation of money to the
Chairman, Mrs. Hubert H. Irons, 1625
North Front street Tho boxes will
be packed on Tuesday, December 10
for the tubercular patients are wait
ing for them and they must be sent
as soon as possible.
Schlute Corporation Agrees
to Withdraw Its Charges
President Judge George Kunkel
late yesterday afternoon signed an
order finally staying the judgment
entered against the Holman-Haesel
er Company by D. A. Schulte, in
corporated, of New York. Hy agree
ment of counsel for both parties,
the entire matter has been amicably
adjusted, the check for the second
payment of November rent having
been returned to the local clothing
firm. It was stated by counsel for
the New York firm that the judg
ment had been entered through a
misunderstanding of the terms of
the Holman lease. The local firm in
a statement to-day said it does not
believe the action has in any way
Injured his business and will con
tinue at the same place. A. W. Hol
man holds an option for a five-year
renewal of his present lease. George
F. Lumb, attorney, said to-day.