The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 234, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 2, 1916 Page: 3 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
MANY PLAYERS RETURN TO MAJOR LEAGUES FANS LIKE JOE ENGEl
Minneapolis Pitcher Pleased With
Some of Players Who Are Back In Big Show.
I3all players who have been In two
big leagues and one near-big league—
the defunct Federal—are numerous In
the major set this year. Prominent
among them are Lee Magee, St. Louis
Cardinals, Brookfeds and Yankees;
Chief Bender, Athletics, Baltfeds and
Phillies ;%Yerkes, Red Sox, BufTeds and
Cubs, and Davenport, Reds, St. Louis
Feds and now with the Browns Ben-
ny KaufT will be another, his teams be-
tag New York Americans, Indianapolis
and Brooklyn Feds and Giants. Fred
Anderson, the pitcher, now with the
Giants, was with the Red Sox in the
American league and with the Buffalo
PHILS ARE A POPULAR TEAM
Manager Pat Moran's Champions Are
Liked Because of Their Clean
Tactics on the Field.
There Is no doubt that the Phillies
Are popular among the fans of the
country as champions of the National
league. They are also liked by rival
crowds, because of their clean tactics.
While they are aggressive at all times,
and are always full of paprika, they
never transgress the rules of diamond
decency. Pat Moran will not tolerate
umpire baiting. He figures that a
team that isn't "riding" the umps all
the time will come out best in the long
run, and he Is right.
No more serious-minded team was
ever banded together than the pres-
Fedorals. Armando Marsans' three
league career takes in Reds in the Na
tlonal, St. Louis In the Federal and
now St. Louis in the American.
Others are Schulz, Yankees, Buffeds
and Reds; Moseley, Red Sox, Newfeds
and Reds; Harry Smith, Giants, Brook-
feds and Yanks; Zeider, White Sox,
Yanks, Whales and Cubs; Hartley,
Giants, St. Louis Feds and Browns;
Deal, Detroit, Braves, St. Louis Feds
and Browns; Louden, Yanks, BufTeds
and Reds; McKechnie, Pirates, Yanks,
Indianapolis Feds and Newark Feds
among others. Harry Lord will manage
the Lowell team in the Eastern league.
Some of the baseball pitchers are
beginning to see through a glass arm
• • •
The Brooklyn club has sent Outfield-
er Nixon back to the Beaumont club
of the Texas league.
• • •
If peace is not soon brought about
In Europe our baseball magnates may
feel called upon to Intervene.
Joe Tinker says Eddie Mulligan, the
St. Louis boy secured from Davenport,
is the best recruit he ever has seen.
Joe Jackson, White Sox outfielder,
has purchased a home in Savannah,
Ga, and will spend his winters there.
• • •
Manager Fielder Jones, it Is an-
nounced, will work right hand and left-
hand hitters according to the pitching
Billy Sullivan, who is with the De-
troit Tigers as instructor of pitchers,
intends to make a star out of George
Ed Reulbach failed to come to terms
with the Pittsburgh Pirates and it ia
now announcedThat the Boston Bravee
will take him on.
No matter what Is said of Roger
Bresnahan, no one can accuse him ol
overlooking a bet when in comes ta
getting the coin on his contracts.
The Washington club has another
pitching prospect signed. He is Ken-
neth McGovern, a southpaw, who ia
now going to school at Knox college,
Spectators Encourage Him by Cheers
«nd Words—Thought He Was Be-
ing Kidded When He Worked
First Game for Millers.
Joe Engel, former Washington field-
er who hurled for Minneapolis a part
of last season, was often panned by the
home crowd, although it boosted him
when he won.
"I'm glad that I don't have to pitch
for the Nationals this season," vouch*
safed the young pitcher.
"For the last two years on occasions
when I have started a ball game in
Washington I never knew who my
catcher would be until he walked out
to his position.
"The announcer would shout
through his megaphone: 'For Wash-
ington, Engel—pitching'—then a roar
would go up from the stands. 'Take
him out,' so I seldom learned who
would be behind the bat until he got
on the job.
"Imagine my surprise when I joined
the Minneapolis club and pitched my
first game for Joe Cantlllon to hear the
fans yell, 'Good boy, Joe—we're for
you—you can beat them.'
"Say, they gave me such a reception
after I had retired the side in the first
inning that when I returned to the
bench I inquired of Cantlllon, 'Are
those people kidding me or are they
on the level with that stufT.'
"When Cantlllon informed me that
they were pulling for me to win and
not against me I nearly collapsed; It
was a new sensation, you can bet."
11SI I I I I I I mTTTTTTT.ffi
How Sar Diego Dam Was Saved by Plucky Woman
SAN DIEGO, CAL.—A telephone call jingled at midnight. The call wasn't
very distinct, for the wires, half down, were swaying in the storm outside
But it was loud enough to awaken the woman in the dark little room. It
wouldn't have taken much more than
a plnfall to do that
"Turn loose the water In the re
serve mains at once. You'll have to
hurry to save the dam!"
That was the order that came
over the telephone.
By FRANK r'lLoON
BrTTTTTT I LLLJULLLJUU
"(Copyright. 1916. by W. O. Chapman.)
Miss Nan Keller concealed a very
warm heart ben>^Uh her prim exterior.
Some of u« ar* born shy, and Mlaa
Nan was afflicted that way. In all her
four yearn at the hospital she had
never succeeded In endearing herself
Mrs" Mury McQuarrie, custodian to anybody. And. like most shy peo-
of the La Mesa dam. didn't lose a sec P". e cr«ved sympathy, which she
ond's time. seemed destined never to get.
Without waiting to strike a light She got it sometimes—from the
she was out In the rainstorm. Turn house surgeon. Charlie Abbott had
bllng, slipping and falling she finally been two years in the General hospital
managed to get to the bottom of the steep, rocky ravine at the base of the and he was to leave in June, to tjike
dam. She was out of breath and her body was bruised and scratched, but over his fathers practice. He ha<
she twisted the wheel on the shut-ofT valve with a man's strength. adored Miss Nan from the moment ho
The force of the waters as they rushed out wrecked the pumphouse first saw her—sometimes. Sometimes
and drenched Mrs. McQuarrie.
Men came out the next day and took one look at the rising waters In
the dam, at the rushing spillway several feet deep In water.
"You risked your life to go down there last night," they told Mrs. Mc-
Quarrie, "and you saved the dam."
Mrs. McQuarrie smiled. "That's what I am here for," was ail she had
she senmed to him like an animated
automaton. When his sympathetic
approaches were coldly repelled he
hate'J Miss Nan. What right had a
girl to have a face like that, and won
derfll red-brown hair, If slM had
bea't like an Icicle?
Miss Nan, although her woman's In
FOHL PRAISES BOBBIE ROTH
Manager of Cleveland Indians Says
Youngster Is Full of Right
Spirit end Ambition.
Manager Lee Fohl Is strong for
Bobby Roth, who was secured by the
Indians as part payment for Joe Jack-
flon. "There's a kid that's a wonder,'*
said Manager Fohl the other day in
speaking of the former White Sox
player. "He's young, ambitious and
has plenty of gall—plenty of that 'get-
up-and-git' spirit. If Jackson, when
he first broke in, had only half of
Roth's ambition and spirit what a
wonderful player he would have made."
which asked her how she could be
sure. Wasn't it her impulsive heart,
asked the brain, that read into Charles
Abbott's actions sentiments which
were not there? Then Miss Nan would
Ireeze up hard and Charlie Abbott
Would call himself a double-dyed fool
As, for instance, on the evening
when they found themselves off duty
at the same hour, and he asked per
mission to take her home In his car
Miss Nan somehow managed to ac-
cept. Her heart was beating wildly
The proximity of the two Inside the
car made each dream secretly of a car
like that, owned Jointly, and—
Well, what's the use? Miss Nan
spoke in monosyllables all the drive
and got out resolving never again to
place herself in such a position. She
LOUD BAWL RILED SWEENEY
Mrs McQuarrla Is on the Job every day in the year as custodian of the
1 a Mesa dam It was during the height of the recent rainstorm that her j tuition told her that the house surgeon
prompt action saved the structure from flood waters that rushed down on it llKed her, trusted rather to her brain,
During the rains she stayed at her post, never consenting to rest from her
vigil until the light against the Hoods was won.
Mrs. McQuarrie's husband was drowned at Cuyamaca lake during a rain-
storm three years ago. He. was keeper of the dam at that plac*
In appearance Mrs. McQuarrie is a motherly, pleasant looking woman of
about middle age. She enjoys life with her daughter, her little home at the
dam, her chickens and garden.
But she has always one eye open for the safety of the dam. That • the
most Important thing for her.
I feel safer with Mrs. McQuarrie on the Job at La Mesa than If a man
were there," says Col. Ed Fletcher, who employs her.
Zoo Keepers in Hot Battle With Old Bibulous
NEW YORK.—Bill Snyder, head keeper of the zoo In Central park, leaned
against the elk lnclosure the other afternoon, gasping for breath, his
trousers torn and his collar hanging by one button. Joseph Cunningham, bis
assistant, stood near, also disheveled.
Inside the heavy wire netting and
making every demonstration of un-
governable temper, pranced and
snorted old Bibulous, the father of all
elks and the pride of the collection
In Central park.
"After this I will tackle an angry
elephant Instead of an elk with an in-
clination toward misbehavior," was
the comment of B"l. His remark was
drawn out because his hurried de-
parture from the elk lnclosure marked
the end of a contest In which the two keepers barely escaped with their
lives. For fifteen minutes a rapidly growing crowd had been the witnesses of
a thrilling encounter in which the two men were nearly gored to death when
they sought to free from an entangling wire the terror-stricken old elk.
When they got to the corral Bibulous was running up and down, frantic.
He would stop suddenly, duck his head and rattle the grasping wire. Snyder
and Cunningham entered the lnclosure and fastened the door behind them.
Bibulous spotted them, and in a second charged, antlers down. The keepers
ducked and the elk brought up against the netting with force that served
the more to madden him. Twice again he charged, and the third time caught
Snyder In a corner, where there seemed no way of escape. Cunningham
adopted the methods of the Spanish bullfighter, and as the elk gathered for
the charge he struck him a violent blow on the flank. It served Its purpose,
and Bibulous changed the object of his attack.
After ten minutes of Infinite patience and skill the keepers succeeded in
getting a lasso about the elk's neck. Then as he charged again the line
tightened, and the animal came crashing down with his forelegs doubled
under him. Before he could regain his feet Snyder had deftly loosened the
wire Then tearing open the gate, both keepers leaped outside the lnclosure
and shut the door. Inside old Bibulous scrambled to his feet, and for nearly
an hour afterward continued his demonstrations of anger.
Manager Pat Moran.
«nt Phils. Where they used to be
carefree and disposed to skylarking,
the present club Is entirely different.
There are more students on the
team than In any one year In past his-
tory. On the road and In the hotel
lobby, every play is threshed out and
analyzed. If mistakes are made, Pat
Moran seeB to it that the same mis-
take is not made twice.
Moran forgives physical errors, but
he will not tolerate mental slips. Woe
betide the tosser who pulls a "boner."
He Is certain to bo lashed by tho bit-
ing sarcasm of the down East Yankee.
A relinks by the manager is certain
to brf felt, but It does not linger. There
lsn t a man on the team that doesn't
look up to Moran and cherish his ad-
vice. And all are giving 100 per cent
of their skill to make him leader of
a world's champion team.
Former Boston-Chicago Player Didn't
Like Umpire Klem's Manner in
Calling Him Out.
Here is a story Hans Wagner tells
at the expense of Bill Sweeney:
The third strike was put over on
Bill, with the bases full.
"Hee-e-e-z-z out!" yelled Bill Klem
In stentorian tones.
Sweeney knew it was a good strike,
but Klem's loud bawl nettled him.
Turning en route to the bench, he
"All right, I know I'm out, but the
people in Providence and Chelsea will
get It In the morning paper without
your megaphoning it now."
"Bill had honesty and fairness
enough to know that Klem had called
a good one, but he hated to be told
about it out loud. He is no excep-
Fishes and Frogs Show That They Know Colors
ml\DISON WIS—That flsh know the difference between colors and have u
M sense of association seems to be Indicated by an experiment recently made
"Yes," said Nan irritably.
"But—but this isn't Mrs. Molson'l
baby," protested the probationer.
"Mrs. Molson's baby has red hair.
Mrs. Molson is a white woman, Miss
Nurse Nan cast a horrified glance at
the baby in the arms of the probation-
It was—well, not a black baby, be-
cause babies are not born as dark ai
they become, but it was unmistakably
She had got the babies mixed.
She looked hopelessly about the
ward. She did not In the least re-
member whose baby was which, nor
where she had placed them. She
stared with horror into the probation-
er's face. Miss Matthews was watch*
tng her in a puzzled sort of way.
Nurse Nan tried to remember what
she had done, but she could only see,
In her mind's eye, the features of
harlle Abbott, and they seemed to
wear a sarcastic smile. She, who had
snubbed him, she, the competent and
self-contained one, had mixed the ba-
She thought of the mothers, doomed
to go through life with the wrong
babies. She thought of pauper babies
growing up to be millionaires, and
heirs to vast estates doomed to life in
the slums. She pictured the colore^
baby growing up among puzzled white
folk, and a white baby fondled In a
negro cabin by a proud foster father.
Nurse Nan dashed from the room.
She did not know where she was
going, but it was to be somewhere
miles away from the hospital, which
she would never see again, and she
meant to get there In a very short
As luck would have it Charlie Ab-
bott was at the head of the stairs. He
saw the flying vision, the wild look Id
the fugitive's eyes.
"Why, Miss Keller," he began.
With a sob Bhe sprang past him and
made for the hall. She was outside,
rushing toward the hospital gates.
('harlle Abbott lingered one Instant
to take in the situation from the pro-
"Let the mothers wait!" he com-
manded curtly, and started after the
fugitive. She had a long start of him,
but love put speed Into Charlie's legs.
Resides, It was the first time that he
had seen Nan Keller display any hu-
man emotion whatever. He caught
her at tho gate, grasped her about the
waist and pulled her into the shade
of a lilac tree.
"It's all right—It's all right, now,"
"No, it isn't all right!" exclaimed
Nan tragically. "Let me go! Let me
50! I've mixed the babies."
He held her like a struggling bird.
'Listen! Listen! Come back! I know
every baby by sight in the dark, and
the mothers know them, too. We'll
have them sorted out in a Jiffy."
Nan raisdd her wet face. "Are you
sure?" she stammered.
Thtf doctor nodded. "Fond of ba-
bies, Miss Nan?" he asked.
"I love them—I love them," she said,
with tragic comedy in her tones.
"I didn't think you could love," an-
swered Abbott. "Miss Nan—Nan—If
you can love, won't you try to prac-
tice on a grown-up—on me?"
Nan's cheeks flamed. "I—I—" sbe
He took her in his arms. "If you
don't I'll never unsort the babies," ha
Later he unsorted them.
"Yes," Said Nan Irritably.
Heinle Zimmerman nas cut out al!
of the frivolous mannerisms of the
past and is going to get down to real ^ „
ball playing from the very start of the | rule"" It is tough enough
for any of us to get caught flat-footed,
without It being rubbed In," says Wag-
year, he says.
Fritz Matsel, generally rated by the
critics last season as the most valu-
able third baseman In baseball, hai
settled down to the task of developing
Into an outfielder.
* • •
Terry Turner, the tow-headed vet-
eran of the Indians' infield, is starting
on his fourteenth season with the
Cleveland club this year. He has out
lived all his mates that started with
"LOT PLAYER" MOST DESIRED
Philadelphia Paper Takes Exception
to Remarks of Former Umpire
Egan About Players.
Jack Egan of West Chester, Pa,
who has quit umpiring to become
-^-v\ '' • •
Has Best Pitching Staff.
Manager Griffith of the Senators
thinks he will have one of the best
pitching staffs in the league. In addi-
tion t«AV'alter Johnson, Boehllng, Har-
per andSbentley are showing up well.
Ex-Feds With Dallas.
Two ex-Feds are with the Dallas
club of the Texai league. They are
Pitcher Adams and Outfielder Mc-
Chnndless. The latter was considered
the "«eteat of the outlaw gardeners.
business manager and scout of the Mackinnon, a young artist in a studio
Providence club, believes that the "lot
player" Is more desirable than the col-
To this Philadelphia Telegraph re-
torts: " 'Lot players' are in the mi-
nority In the majors, but no manager
would turn down an Eddie Collins, a
Jack Barry or a George Staler Just
Pitcher Stanley Dougan of the Cln-1 because he had a highbrow educa-
The Athletics this season may pres
ent Myers and Meyers as a battery
Myers Is a pitcher recruited from thi
North Carolina league, while Meyers,
the catcher, comes from the Three)
clnnatl Reds is a protege of "Old Cy"
Young. Dougan was a student at Ohio
university, where Young Is coaching,
and Herzog has great hopes of hl«
• • •
Cy Pleh was telling the boys about
his first experience as a golfer. "I
was up at Van Cfirtlandt Park," said
Cy, "and I did bo well that I surprised
myself. It was the first time I eve!
had a cut In my hand."
Further Worry for Giants.
There Is further worry for the
Giants. While endeavoring to field a
ground ball the other day, Christy
Mathewson split the little finger of
his throwing hand. This means Big
Six will not be able to show his stuff
for several days. And McGraw la
fretting whether the veteran will b«
bie to regain his old-time form.
knew that somehow she had come to
love the house surgeon and every
sight of him made her heart ache.
After that sho hardly said a word to
Sometimes humor proves a solvent
assIstanT'ln the "looTogy"department of" the University of Wisconsin. | It is strange, but-well, it happened
Mud minnows were used, and the so.
experiments consisted of placing col- \ Nan had been shifted unexpectedly
= ~ ored pasteboard disks, nailed to sticks, 1 to the babies' ward. She had charge
into the aquarium Just before feeding ; of half a dozen infants, ranging in age
O time, BO that the fish could see them. 5 from one week to twelve days. Shd
- When a blue or vellow diBk was used received her instructions; the chart
a luscious worm or similar delicacy 1 over each Infant's bed was to be filled
was attached to the disk, but a red I out and replaced; at a certain hour
disk was accompanied by a lump of un- | the mothers were to see their off-
edible filter paper. The flsh soon i spring, etc. Just then, as Miss Nau
learned that blue and yellow meant j was about to settle herself in her
a meal, whereas red did not. Now | chair, Charlie Abbott came in
when they see the dinner-bell coloro ; "I beg your pardon." he began,
approaching they become so excited that they almost Jump out of the j "Not at all." said Miss Nan, fr'8i(11y-
Zadum for the food. Red does not interest them at ail. u thought Miss Jameson would be
Frogs indicated sense of color in a similar experiment performed by j here said the house surgeon.
another student In their case the food was attached to the colored disk so 1 have been placed in charge an-
2t they had to stand upon a zinc plate to reach it. They were allowed to swered the nurse in a voice like an
take the food from blue or yellow disks, but when the disk of red was used Iclc!le.
a current of electricity was turned on to give them a mild shock. It took 1 ->h
three trials to teach them which color to avoid. I drew.
Another student found that a turtle could distinguish sound well enough ^ alwaya pa,nful ones. Her
to tell whether a horn or bell meant dinner. • ^ ^ & watch_ ^
.. , D . loud-ticking one. She filled out the
Npw Yorker Finally Finds a Use tor bagpipes charts and went around the room,
hanging them up upon the beds. Then
she took out the babies, one by one,
made them ready for the night, and
replaced them. All the while Charlie
Abbott's photograph hung In a promi-
nent place upon the wall of her mem-
ory, the consequence being that Bhe
walked round the room the opposite
way when she replaced the babies.
Miss Matthews, the probationer,
z&me in a little later.
"Am I to take the babies to their
mothers now, Miss Keller?" she in
Miss Nan looked at the clock. "It
isn't six yet, MIbb Matthews," she an-
swered, "but I guess it will be by the
time you are half through. Yes! Take
Mrs. Molson's baby In. He's in cot
The probationer went to cot No. 1
and took up the tiny atom of human
life. She gazed at it with a puzzled
"Mrs. Molson, did you say?" she In-
said the doctor, and with-
Miss Nan sat down. These Inter-
NFW YORK —The zippy question of what earthly purposes can bagplpea
serve has been answered at last. They can be used to break a lease and
get a tenant expelled when he wants to move away. Such a tenant Is Sandy
apartment In West Twenty-third
He wished to seek other quarters,
but was detained by the binding clause
in his lease. He decided to make his
tenure so obnoxious that his landlord
would throw him out of the building.
He sent his wife out to invite all the
j Scotch pipers of their acquaintance
I to a skirling contest. Twelve ear-
splitters answered the call Never did
rebellious Irish tenants give an Eng-
lish landlord a worse drubbing than Sandy's Scottish friends administered to
Qls landlord. , .
From midnight until daylight their hideous, barbaric music proved that
Macbeth was not the only Scot who "murdered sleep." They Rlayed to raise
he roof and danced to stamp the floor In. Tenants howled and begged for
aercy to no avail. ...
The next morning as the sun was peeping over Manhattan Island a notice
was served by a deputy sheriff for Sandy to "git out and git out dern quick,
dorn your ornery hide."
MAKING GASOLINE FROM GAS
Pennsylvania Company Has Erected
Plant for the Purpose—Ship-
ments Are Quite Large.
Out In Pennsylvania a company has
erected a plant for the extraction of
tho gasoline from natural gas and has
contracted for the gas from about 400
wells. The wells are small, the total
production being less than a million
cubic feet a day, but they have been
producing for a long time and as the
gas comes from a sand 100 feet in
thickness their life is said to be good
for an indefinite time. The gasoline
company puts the gas through its com-
pressors and then sells it to a large
glass factory near by, the taking out
of the gasoline not Injuring the gas
In any way for fuel. The gas Is put
under 300 pounds pressure to the
square Inch, which forces out the gaso-
line, which is carried Into tanks and
blended with naphtha, rendering the
gasoline safe to ship, as without this
blending it would be as dangerous as
nitroglycerin owing to its high grav-
ity. The shipments of gasoline from
the plant are running about 120,000
gallons a month and ten tank cars are
required to care for the production.
The same company also has put In a
high-pressure compressor at the plant,
which will be used in compressing the
natural gas Into steel flasks under 800
poundB pressure. It Is planned to sell
this compressed gas In the same man-
ner as Blau gas or Plntsch gas Is now
sold.—Wall Street Journal.
Election Day Poser.
A suffragist doing picket duty on
election day In New York city was re-
monstrated with for her mistaken
views by a polite but determined
Irishman. Equal suffrage spelled ca-
lamity to Pat In the Immediate ap-
pointment of women judges through-
out the country. The suffragist at-
tempted to reassure him that appoint-
ments to the bench would continue to
be made on the merits of personal
qualifications, in case of either man
or woman, adding:
"Why shouldn't tho Judge be a wom-
an. <f she were fitted for it?"
"Aw, lady," said Pat, "now phwat
chance do yez think a man would
stand fer wlfe-beatln' before a lady
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