The Sunday Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 128, Ed. 1, Sunday, February 5, 1922 Page: 17 of 50
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TULSA DAILY WORLD SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5 1922
Benny Leonard Defends Title Against Rocky Kansas in Buffalo on Friday Nighf
OILERS' OUTLOOK FOR
1922 SEASON BRIGHT I
AS CAMPAIGN NEARS
Signed Contracts Arriving Daily Thompson's Among
the First and Tommy Expects a Better Year Battery
Men to Be Here Early in March Week Ahead of Res
of Sqund League Meet ot St. Joseph February 20.
BE AT HIMSELF
TO HOLD CROWN
If He Has Slipped Rugged
Knnsan Will Be Hard;
Other Good Bouts
OLD-TIME MANAGERS WERE PICTURESQUE
liy rDW'AKD W. COCHHANR.
For iho flrot tlmo in moro than a
... nenny Leonard world' llght-
Vel.M champion pugilist will do-
rd his tle 1" a 15-round decision
l.ttls In New York Friday night.
necsY Kalis." of Huffalo will be
f2opAnt. This contest s th.
Jnuwnrtlnit feature of a calendar
It splendid "'tic. altroctlons to bo
6 toed to tlio followers of this pop-
uiar indoor sport In America this
Kor rnnro than two years there
htro been rumors that wealth and
riotous llvinK coupled with a lack
if nlhttlam about training have
Mined Leonard to slip and that ho
Jver will bo nblo to fight In tlio
Worm no acquirou m u mim no
i vi nut Krcddv Welsh and
lalned the throne of hU division of
Jtatlana. Whether this Is true or
not can be told when he meets the
nifged Kansas who although he Is
not considered as good as Ionard
li lough n hard puncher and a very
fornnoamp iu in miiitw8fc'
imi Ono Year Abo.
Leonard's last bout In defenso of
hln lltln wa fought In Jtw York
January H. 1921 when Itltchle
Mitchell of Milwaukee furnished the
opposition. That buttlo served as
a tot for the champion who did not
know that ho could after some
months of Idleness train down to
his lest fighting form. The biggest
iurpr)e of his career was sprung In
the flrt round when Mitchell
planted his right mauler against the
chin of the crown wearer and nearly
A xnocRed him loose from Ills title.
Leonard crashed to the floor and
came up at thu count of nine.
Tlio champion flattened his foe
In the sixth round buV despite his
declilvo victory there were whls-
j.rinss among tlio fistic experts
that Leonard had seen his best day
and would retire before long or
would relinquish the title to some
other fighter the crop of light
vclfnts being a very formidable one
Following the Mitchell affair
Leonard knocked out Eddie Moy In
three outpointed Joe Welling In
eight and then met Kansas his foe
of this week for 12 sessions at Jer-
sey City. Kansas had Just flattened
Rltehl Mitchell In ono round and
therefore stood about as ho does'
now at the head of the list of chal-
lengers Leonard outpointed tlio
rough Huffalo mauler but ho knew
when he finished ho had been In a
fight. Later Leonard boxed Bailor
Friedman doorgo Ward and Tim
Droney the lattor two furnishing no
opposition at all.
Leonard has amassed considerable
wealth and like all flghtera who ac-
quire wealth after starting with
nothing likes to live well. This nev-
er was good for a boxer. Many
champions have lott their titles bo-
fore they should becauso of It. While
Leonard taken good caro of himself.
(or a man In his position In life It is
a fact that ho does not take tho euro
Ha dm at tho time when ho was
striving to reach tho top. In tlmo
this will tell on him sufficiently to
mine mm u victim of sumo good
Challenger n VeU'ran.
Kansas is by no means a young
thter. Hu started uut In 111"
Iim-hi 1911 Just ono year before
Monara mil no never attracted i
great deal Of attention until Jan
ttry 22 1921 when ho knocked out
Jlsimy Duffy In- ono round at Buf-
falo: One month later ho knocked
out' Hltchle Mitchell In a similar
manner and Immediately ho was
Heralded as the next champion.
The Buffalo fighter did! not Im
mediately launch a campaign to get
uonard In tho ring. He realised
tliat he would have to beat some of
th challengers to put his name to
Ue front. llln firt victim wn Wit.
Hi Jackson who at that time was
considered tho leading cundidato for
raaicn witn Leonard over the fit-tn-round
decision route In New
fork. He galnod a verdict over
(MXaon In 12 sessions. Then he
knocked out Bobby Word boxed
Johnny Dundeo 10 rounds no de-
Mslon. and went 12 with Leonard.
Shortly after the Leonard fight a
w York promoter signed Kansas
"14 Lew Tendler of Philadelphia
who has dogged the trail of Leon-
'i for a long time for 15 rounds
t announced that tho winner
would meet tho champion. Tendler
wi heralded as a vory clever boxer
ia Kansas a1 fighter. It was fig-
frf thai shduld the bout go the
mlt Tendler surely would gain tho
Jtraict nut ho surprised them.' Ho
Mt Tendler in a majority of the
"Unas and the Judges wcro unani-
mous In awarding him the verdict.
This remit made Kansas the lead-
g contender for the title and when
x IUckacd patched up his dlffer-
... .i' " Leonard he naturally
uV. Bua'o fighter the bout.
k... . Kaneas Is not expected to
.SI tmud anll undoubtedly the
"JP'P'on will be the favorite bo-
! !" "li outpointing Kansas In
wlr former meeting It lj a fact
fihi?. '" a toun- is-rd hating
DuBi.V' nble to take about all tho
ansi. fl1. 'nard can deal out
titt. I "i " land manr a blow on the
holder before tho finish. It
"nt." shIy lnte"t:ng engage-
nn.Jtfd"e "oxes Holison.
his iiiu.yr ch4rnp4on will defend
week when cne Tun'
tver won decision
feMi.5MU.V evlnsky and thus
K ed..tlh0 "Sht heavyweight
BrookC V1 meet Jac' C.lfford In
a fahivr 0 round- This should
ihnii " "-j who tur lunney
"temionri.';out whlcn wU1 atlracl
Roh.n mmy Hobson In Bt. 1'aul
ofa.w?" MfP""d to box Mike
' Wuied m ""lca of lh letter
Rocked ri.uw Uob"n r e o e n 1 1 y
out at SibPon down twice In a
k "ton. " Malone beats
for the M;;.!'ronf contender
J . "eignt cnampionshlp.
W w"'. 4- r-Wetumka
PtbaiT vf. tralght
fin... c nauv nifirht hv ti
Ut : M?r ftt Lamar. afUi
a T.:v'"'nea 1' ranels h Th..n.
TtmrjTJ'l 1 .1 J ft X V X V X He'' V
lly lt()lli:ilT IllXiltlC.V.
As money Betters old time managers of champions
were hardly in the.same class
in the old days money was more or less of a side issue. And
in the old days boxing matches didn't draw such immense
crowds and people didn't dream of paying $50 for ring
Illfr lMces to en Thou. i
Tho highest nrlco I roincrnbor waa
nt tho Corbett-l'ltznlmmona fight.
where scats In tho ringside boxes
were sold at $40. This was far the
most advertised heavyweight cham-
pionship match In many years. To-
day fight fans pay as much or moro
for box seats oven whon llttlo fel
lows mcot for the minor titles.
Modern gate receipts for tiny
chamnlonshtn fight run anywhero
from 1100000 to $1623000.
In the old times the gate receipts
for- tho Jeffrles-Sharkcy fight broke
all records. Tho goto was $66300
and tho fighters' sharo waB $36465
Chnmplons didn't domand all the
monov in thoso days. Thcv were
satisfied to fight winner take all. or
for a winners and loser s percent-
age usually 76-Z5 or 06-30
Imagine a modern champion oven
among the lightweights being Im-
mensely nleased with himself be-
cause he won 7G por cent of a $36-
3 G ft nurse or 127.3(9.
That was what Jeffries the great
est champion of 20 years ago re-n-lvpil
for liratlnr Tom Sharkey In
It rounds af the hardest fighting of
his wholn career.
I remember meeting Jeffries a
few days after the fight and In
mlllnir nrldn ivr his iirostierlty
Jim pulled a bank book out of tils
pocket and showed me tl.o deposit
mado Just after the fight nnd hla
Modern managers would look on
that $27340 as chicken reea.
TWv Wcn'll'l Iull.
There were some smooth lil.-ils In
tii imn in the old days. Tom
O'Hourke now boxing commission-
er in New York not only managed
riAnrir. nixnn nni! Jne WalOJtt. two
black champions whose fighting
ability may have been equaled but
never has been surpassed but In ad-
dition ran a big boxing club nnd had
all the other champs fighting for
and that he always paid Just what
V. n hart n . In nnv. with 3r 'Vjtfl
out a contract. When O'Hourke
hail Walrott fighting Kid Lcvlgne.
Bouts This WceK
Keb. '6. Jeff Bmlth vs. Kay
Knlsor. 12 rounds at Haltlmore.
Feb. 6.' llenny Valgar vs.
Young Gradwell 10 .rounds at
Feb. 6. Chuck Wiggings vs.
Eddlo O'Hare 10 rounds ut
Feb. 6. Mul Coogan vs. C liar-
ley l'ltts 8 rounds at Philadel-
phia. Keb. C. A I Roberts vs. Kild o
Josephs 10 rounds nt New York
Fob. 6. Joe Lynch vs Cm ley
Wllshar. 10 rounds nt Toronto
Feb. 6. Anthony Downcv vs.
. Pllly .Hyan 10 rounds at Cln-
Feb." 6. Charley
Freddy Ileece 10
Feb. 7.--Jlmmy Hanlon vs
Tim Droney. 8 rounds at Phila-
j1. 9. Wernle Smith v. nay
Long 10 rounds nt Springfield
Feb. 10. Benny Iionanl vs.
Rocky Kansas 18 rounds at Now
Keb. 10. Jock Malono vs.
Tommy nobson 10 rounds at St.
Feb. 10. Hryan Dawney vs.
Young Fisher 18 rounds nt Hyra-
cuse. Feb. 10. Charley Whlto vs.
Jimmy Frliete 10 rounds at
Feb. 11. Oen Tunncy vs.
Jack Clifford 10 rounds at
m .... ."AWViiA.A. f.l I'mUK Wk OUT BV LU(K ? --
HVoo Wt'T OlCK ok. AMYM1C.'J
with the modern bunch. But
him. ' O'Hourko managed Tom
while no was given to urivinp a
hard bargain It was said of
O'Hourko thnt his word was goad
Walcott grew weary and much dis-
couraged. "It aln t no use. Mr. O'Hourke.'
said Walcott. near the end of tho
fight. "I can't do nothln' with this
"Jot" snld O'Hourke "don't you
unit. If you do. remember that
you'm going 'to settle with me."
walcott took one look at o Itouke
and went out to light liclng wai
loped by Lavtgno wan soft beside
what he might expect from
Ho DcveloiKd Jeffries.
Hilly Delancy was ono ot the
greatest old-tlmo managers. He went
to New Orleans with Jim Corbett
and It was under his coaching that
Corbett whipped Sullivan
Attorwnnl uoianay naa i;oroc.tt
In tho fight with Fltzslmmons at
Carson. Delaney had brought young
Jim Jeffries a novice but a giant In
phyBique up to Carson to ue one or
Corbett's sparring partners. The
night after Corbett lost the cham-
Dlonshtn Delnnev nronosed to Jefr
rleB that under Dclnney's coaching
he might bo the ono to wrest the
honors from Fltz.
Dolsney matched Jefrrles witn
Van Husktrk with Ous Huhlln and
with Tom Hhnrkev. and Jeffries won
his fights. Then he took big Jim
In N'nw York where Jeffries broke
his hand In defeating big Ilob
Armstrong and dropped out ot sight
by returning to California.
Hut a year or so later Delaney
had Jeffries baok again Hilly Ilrady
lmvlnD. ftnclnnered a fight with
Fltrslmmons and this time Jeff
made good and won tho world's
Delaney handled Jeff In all his
fights until Jim retlrod. Years
later the two quarrelled because
Jeffries refused to return to tho
ring to fight Dill Squires wnen
Jeffries was forced out retirement
after six years; by the public's de-
mand that he come back and fight
Jack Johnson Delaney allowed his
bitterness to turn him against Jeff.
He Joined Johnson's camp ns coach
and no doubt his close knowledge of
JeffrlrV boxing methods helped
Johnson to win Delaney dropped
out of the game after this
fight. Personally he was a very
quiet man with a keen sense of hu
I remember sitting at a training
tnblo nt Shaw's Springs when Cor-
bett was training for Fltzalmmons
In 1897. Joffrlcfl nnd Hilly Woods
and I wore the sparring partnors.
Jeffrie had Just arrived In camp
There was a lot of talk and Joking
going on nt tho table but big Jeff
never said a word. He was stowing
away tho fodder as It he hadn't had
a bite for a month Finally every-
thing at his end of the table had dls.
I appeared and JefO was glancing
I around for more.
Delaney leaned over and loked at
"Jim" Delaney said pollcltously
"you aren't sick or anything are
"Huh?" said Jeff.
"You don't seem to feel well
what's the matter'"
"Why why I'm feeling all right"
"I don't know" said Delaney
solemnly. "You look all right but
you don't seem to have any appe-
tite Won't you htave another
A Tnturh Untile.
Another great old-tlmtr was Hilly
Madden once manager of John L.
Sullivan later of Charlie Mitchell
nd then Qus Huhl n. Hilly Madden
was an old-time bareknuckle flrghter
hlmseir no Knew tne game ns it
was played under London price
Breaking with Sullivan he went
to Ireland and England to hunt up
a man to whip John L. Hulllvan and
brought back Charlie Mitchell n
o" omsK. VtOMTrttA.
middleweight. Mitchell was a won-
dor for his sUc. He fought Sullivan
39-round draw at Chantllly
France. In 1888 tho fight ending
when both men were too weary to
lift their Hands.
Madden nearly madn Huhlln. tlio
Akron giant a champion. Clus
knocked out Tom Sharkoy und many
others but was knocked out by
Fltzslmmbns and beaten by Jeff
Bam Harris wan a great manager.
Sam was driving a laundry wagon
In llrooklyn when he iiecamo ac-
quainted with Terry McOovern a
kid working In a lumber yard nnd
boxing with the other boys after
working hours. Sam hardly more
than a bny himself. Undertook to
make Terry a real fighter. He put
Terry Into somo amateur bouts and
Terry KnocKcu oui tne umaieur
champions In u hurry. Then Bam
mado professional matches for
Terry who knocked out a lot of
After a counlo of years. McOovern
was near tho champions and the
country was full of great little men
in those days jn .sun ierry
knocked out (Jasper Leon Patsy
Haley (now ono of tho best referees
in New York) Sammy Kelley (aft-
erward a Wall stroet broker) Harry
Forbes and Pedlar Palmer.
Harris got the match witn rai-
mpr who was lsngnsn cnampion
nnd regarded as a marvel by out-
witling tho Englishman's manager
who wanted a soft match before
taking on Featherweight Champion
aeorge Dixon for his man. .Mc
Oovern finished palmer in less man
a round; That got him the fight
wllli nixnn in which h knocked
out "Little Chocolate" In eight
rounds nnd won the world's cham-
pionship. Harris mode a raft of money with
McOovern and looked out for
Terry's Interests as long ns Terry
lived. Under Barn's direction Terry
mnM morA mnnev In the ring than
any little fighter of his time. Harris
branched Into the theatrical busi-
ness and became one of Americas
greatest producers and partner of
Ueorge M. yonen
William Muldoon. now a New
York boxlntr commissioner at on
time managed John L. Sullivan. Ho
was thn onlv man who could control
John I when John was drinking
and running "wua. Minaoon waa
tinrlft' etmrnnlnn wrestler.
"Iron Jawed" Nolan flashed
irmu the man as manager of Hat
tllng Nelson. Nolan was one of
those gents who said something and
refused to nrguo. lie took priae in
being obstinate. Nolan came cast
with Nelson shortly after Nelson hod
twice knocked out Young Corbett In
San Francisco nnd matched Nel-
son for a six-round fight with Abo
Attell then featherweight champion
nf tho world.
"Iron Jawed mil" stunDorniy oi;
manded $1500 for Nelson's end
that night threatening to take his
man out of the club imless' he got
it and he got It.
Imagine nailing rioiion ngniwg
Abe Attell TODAY both at their
best and' Hat taking $1800 for his
end. A modern manager would de
mand and get at least lla.ooo for
Nelson's ond In suflh a bout prob-
ably $so000. "iron Jared Hill
did better wnen no muicnen n
with Oans. He demanded $20000
for Nelson's end thinking that
would stop all talk about tho mutch
for he didn't want Nelson to fight
Oans. nut ho was bluffing Tex
nickard and Hlckard thought no
more of paying $20000 to n fighter
than or buying a two-oii cigar.
The fight drew $971S then a
world record for lightweights and
Nelson with a bonus and axpenso
money received $28000.
Hut Nelson soon quarreled with
Nolan. Hat usually managed hla
managers. No manager could put
nnything over on tho hard-headed
Dane hsd a manager once.
Murphy by name who forgetfully
started east from California without
first splitting up a purse Hat had
won. Hat ran around to see the San
Francisco chief of police and tho
chief wired to Btockton and had the
absent-minded manager taken off
the train and brought back to set
Hlflv Hrltt was a nlcturesnue
figure as a manager. He wns coast
amateur bantam feather and light -
- . w
weight champion and nfterwnrd
started his brother Jimmy along thn
same trail. Hilly managed Htanmy
Kctrhnl In some of Stanley's greatest
fights nnd was his manager when
tho middleweight champion went
ngalnst Jack Johnson for the heavy
Ketchel knocked Johnson down In
that fight but on getlng up John-
son landed a terrific swing thnt
knocked Ketchel out and removed
several nf his front teeth. After
tho fight Hilly Hrltt waa seen at a
well hnotf Han Francisco bar
weeping over the defeat of his
rrlend "Hteve ns no ranen ivritiin
Hrltt whs displaying Ketchel' teeth
which ho-had In his pocket and of-
fercd trtj "shoot dlco" with thorn for
Borne nf the old-timers had queer
trloks I remomher seeing Jack
Dougherty a veteran of the Ixindon
prlio ring days and manager of
Middleweight Champion "A I Mc-
Coy seconding one of his fighters In
a hnui. Tho fighter was In bad
shape dazed und nearly out.
After it minute's rest he rose at
the bull Und stood weaving in nis
eqrner ns If uncertain whether to
cirri. 'nr. null. Whereupon Dough
erty reached up between the rope
nnd Jabbed him swiftly behind. Th
fighter gave a startled leap ana
.Biiin nt ltl nnnonent let go n
whirlwind of wild swing- and won
Die flgi: with a knockout.
"What on onrth did you do to
him?" I asked Dougherty.
Dougherty grinned nnd opening
his hand showed n knlfo ;v(h tho
small blado opened. "Jabbed him
with this to wake him up. ' he sa d.
"That's an old dog fighting trick
"Dougherty should have tried that
on Al McCoy. Ab a chump ai wan
Jne Marios nf Philadelphia man-
aged Kid carter for years and hart
him fighting every week garter was
irobably (he nararsi w t-n "3"''
n tho world and it broko him down
and ended Ills career "
might have been a world's champion
with less punismng.
One of tho unlue.klest fighters so
far as dealings with n manager
goes was Franklo Nell who won the
bantamweight title from Harry
vn rnlhor managed htm.
The old gentleman liked to bst nil
the ponies so Noll never got anj
money to show for a lot of hard rlns
""incidentally tb falher-mannger
took Nell to England
him with Howker who won inn
rhamplonshlp on points. Pop Mel
put up a yelp tnai ua-rrru hmi.
from getting a return match.
Snm Fltzpatrlck was one of the
old-timers. Hnmo onre directed the
affairs of the great Peter Jackson
and he has been managing fighters
off and on ever since. During the
recent war Ham went to Franco and
ran bouts In army camps for K.
I heard tha famous "Spider Kelly"
tnutmel one of hla fighters once
Spider has long ben noted ns the
trickiest second In the world
"That guy's got a hard Jaw" said
Spider "As you roine together ask
him If he wants to fight In clinches
Anil nt thn name limn let VOUr right
go with everything you've got. If
he answers you may eaten mm wiin
n in in mi tn onen ana give mm i
twist that' knock him cuckoo"
Woodman manager Sam Lang
ford through a long cernor. and If
Sam wasn't champion he deserved
In be. lie wua Ono man Johnson
wouldn't fight for any money. As
Johnson persistently dodged Lang-
ford tho manager sent Bam to meet
Johnson "bv accldont" 111 a resort
In Philadelphia and find an excuse
for mixing with num.
He figured Langforc could surelj
knock Johnson out 111 a roller.
bouse and thon Johnson would have
to fight Uingford in the ring to
savo him reputation.
Hum found Johnson and dared him
in flaht. but Johnson dlnlomatlrnPv
nsked Bam to wait a moment Until I
ho could take off his overcoat
slipped out through a side door and
beat It away from there.
Carl Morris probably had the rich-
est manager when he was recognized
us the "whlto hope ueiorc he
fought Flynn. Ills manager was
Mr. Ufer of uklanaina on million-
aire. They said lifer gave Carl an
oil well every week. I
Manager Hilly McCnrney who'
had Luther McCarty whlto chain-.
plon In thu ''white hope" days was
as clean cut a ffllow as over handled
a champion . I
McCarney thought as much nf
McCarty us If Luther had been his
brother nnd after Luther died in
the ring nt Calgary his neck broken
by Pelkes first blow McCarney
practically retired . (
(Cotrrlxht. !' 'T Dell indicate Inc;;
Washington Junior Win.
OKMl'LODK. I'fb. 4- Washington
Junior Hlah of Tulsa defeated Ok-
;muigee junior nign tonigni in uj n
i In an extra-period game. Huiltn
starred scoring 11 points for Wash-
Toft. BAir Ml.!.oet To
veovr Artttt- am am
11 BY MtK -
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AMY HWAjtn. vuooi.t '
iNext Mitt Show
Affair of Color
Dusky battlers will provide Tulsa
boxing fans with their next flstlo
entertainment u card of 28 rounds
of milling having been arranged by
Hrltt Blins for Tuesday night. It will
bo presented In Hlms nw hnll nt
Detroit nnd Archer.
I-lght heavyweights will appear In
the main event lien Miller ot Okla-
homa City and Young Ham Iang-
ford of Tulsa being tho principals.
Theso lads appear evenly matched
nnd It should bn a much better bout
than tho Inst ono nt Hlms' place.
Kid Starlight who gavo an Im
pression of being n oomer will tnko
on Kid Ilrookn for eight rounds. They
are welterweights tiki tough Kid
Inky will be In against Young Joe
(Inns In a slx-inundsr. Oans has not
been ennn In action. Ilo saw Inky
work uut and nsked Hlms for ii
chance nt him. .The curtain raiser
will Uo a four-round bout between
thn two dining room stars. Kid Ham
bone and Kid Hncou
Tulsa has had hravvwelirht. Unlit.
heavyweight middleweight welter-
weight and bantamweight boxlntr
mntrhes galoro In thn last fow
months but so fur as main events
go tho lightweights have liqen en-
tirely overlooked Perhaps this Is
one reason why thn fans seem to be
taking so kindly to tho Jack Lawlor-
Ueno Dolmont lightweight affair
scheduled by tho Oil City A. C for
Convention halt on the night of
Thursduy Fobruary JO
tiio iiwier-Diiioni nnut struck a
popular chord. Tho two great fights
that these 138-poundcrs put on here
am well remembered by boxing pa-
irons wuo urn oniicipuiing iinomer
when they meet this tlmo. The boys
mcot on nlmost even terms. Their
first buut hero was a draw while
Lawlor won a hairline decision tn
Newman has not yet aompletod
tho rest of the February 10 cord
Tigers 4(1. riooiiors 27.
COLl'MHIA Mo.. Feb 4 -I'nlvnr-
slty of Missouri biiskntbull team to-
n gilt defeated tho Oklahoma uni
versity rive by a scorn nf 40 to 27
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for liiiiidliiiK your cleanliiir pressitiK und dyeing with promptness and effi-
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allow us a reasonable profit on labor and investment. This will be possible
only by volume of business and this revision to normal prices NOW will ac-
complish the desired result. Wo earnostly solicit your patronage.
call us Osage 497 call us
Paul li. Itcldy
lly II A MmiDOKWATKll.
Hut flvo short weeks rvmaln be-
fmo tho bnsnbitll days of 1922 will
be with us. of coii re o thn cham-
pionship season won't ho ti ml or way
so Hiion but It's Just that long nnd
no longer until tho vanguard of tho
Olletn ulll reach town and nlnit ar-
Announcement that all battery
candidates---that Is all pltchnrs und
catchers would report lit Tulsa on
March 12. to bo followed a week
Inter by tlui rent of thn players and
wouldbn pliiyeis wns nmdo yester
day ny misinCM Mnniigvr Jim i rioi.
This will glvn tho club umplo tlmo
to get In r'-adlneNi for tho first of
tho exhibition games which am
sohedulod for thu last few days of
Miiny Signing; I!p.
Things nro looking uli for tlio
Oilers. Signed contracts nro com-
ing to Frlel's office fvory day. A
wenk ago only Manager Jack Lell-
velt. Joe llvvlnir. a yountt r.iitRsldor
and !tll Yeiiltey a recruit cntchor
had affixed thu John Jlenrtrs on tho
dotted Una. Hlucn then Frank
Thompson third husomuu; Oonrgo
Harris n southpaw pitcher who
started with thn team last year but
wns sold early; Will Hall a young
outfielder from Now Albany Kan..
nigniy recommended rigm-nanii
Hitter; I'd ward Haldwln (if Chicago
semlpro catcher signed by Lellvoltj
Hoy Parker Hland Mo. first basa-
man and utility oiittlolder who wis
given a trial last year; Hnrschel
Dennett Bpr ngtleld Mo... outfielder
and Kddlo Hpelltnnn of Omaha
cntchor till havo returned their
Frio! anticipates no holdouts this
year. Threatened salary slashes did
not mutnrlullze and most ot the boys
seem very willing to sign up for an-
other yoar'e pastlmltig at tho old
figures. . i
ThompMrn Itiiul to G'.'i
Franklo Thompson who is win
tering nt Joplln roturnnd not only
his signed contruct but with It a
very nice letter that mado rather
lilt with Frlol. Thompson soia
nobody know better than he what
a poor year ha had last season and
added that ha believed ho would
show much bettor In tho coming
campaign. Ha sold ha was anxious
for tha middle of April to roll
around so that hn could net out on
thn ball field nnd prove hn Is still
a ball player. Thompson hud mighty
tough luck last summer. After get-
ting away to a flnn sturt hn received
a brokon arm during batting prno
tlce. On the hospital list fur more
than six weeks ho never wns ahlo to
hit his strldo afterward. Now he's
anxious to start nil aver. U lias
been suggested that a chango of mil
form would do (Thompson good but
with Frank showing this spirit h
probably can do as well In Tulsa
uu anywhero else. And there's no
qtiastlon but what he's a bull player.
It Thompson sticks with thn club
(hero may ensue un Interesting ooti-
test for tlio hot corner position.
Frank good third baseman that ho
Is will havo a hard tlmo beating
Pin ily Haurnan nut of this Job Jiuu-
man is tho veteran purchased by
tho Tulsa club from Toledo a wook
ago. All reports on him ure very
encouraging It seems that ho Is
tint lielnir misted becauso ho was not
good enough for the Job but simply
because Hoger Jiresnahan is in ma
midst at a general house-cleaning at
Toledo Hnuman was not llstod as
on tho market during the minor
leugue pow-wow at Huffalo.
I'llvrlt Coming Tills .Month.
Hill Frlal also has received con-
gratulations upon securing Pitcher
Trcntinuu from Mllwoukeo This
youngster is considered highly prom-
ising material by nevernl ot Frlel's
friends In the American association
who haVn written to that effect.
Another outflold recruit has been
ndded to the roster lh tha person nt
F. J Frankeiihoff a youngster wl.o
looked vory good with Indepcpdonco
early laat season until ho was forced
out of tho gamo with a broken leg.
Manager Jack Lellvelt ot tli'o Oll-
em has returned to Chicago nfter
497 ClsEAHERS GDVEHS
'For Better Work"
several weeks in St. Louis on the
search for matorlal. Howevor Jaek
doesn't Intond to stay vory long
litem. Hn wrltos that his wlfss
health has been boil for the last
month and that ha Is planmtiK to
go to Excelsior Bprlngs Mu In i
few days Hn will remain there until
the Western lengun meeting nt Hi
Joo on Fobruary 20. After att ml-'
lug tho conclave Jack plans to cime
to Tulsa about Fobruary 2li tn take
netlvn rhnren nf tho baseball situ
ation and he In readiness for the batM(
cry candidates who'll arrlvo early
A I'mnusinpc jincKsinp.
Lellvelt by tho way thinks he
may havo tho catcher prouiem
solved. Hn writes that h'o Is nego
tinting with n young catcher In tho
north who gives every Indication of
ining a real ace. This jenow nsn u
nlend d arm. can nit wen ana is i
heady rccelvor. Jack says. Ho de
mnnils a sizonbio salary i
Tim salary question won't stand.
n t in way." mil Friei roinarge.
after reading LellveU' glowing do
Hcrlhtlon ot thn backstop "It thl(
bird I" ju.il half ns good as no ann
earn from this letter our alienor
worries will be at an end." ir
KcIkhIiiIo Up nt St. Joe. '
Tulsa will ho wall represented nt
thn St. Joseph mooting In addl''
tlon tn Manngor lellvelt Frlel alstP
will attend nnd If President Craw-
ford can slip away from hla prlvaluv
business for a couplo nf days h
also contemplates eraolng the meel-i
Ing with his presence Tho adoptloni
tit a schedule Is thn most Important
mutter sohoduied for consideration
at th! gathering. Several change"
n tha schedule aro imoiy tn bo er-
fAelml. ft Tins tint mvaii linen 1rt-.
ctded yet whether Tulsa will open'
at hnmo or on tha road. The pre 4
ent plan Is to havo two northern
clubs open In tho south and tWe.
southern clubs in tho north. tlidC
starting with an iniersactlonal Clasju
line unrig iiuwvver js certain anu.
that is that the absurd schaduis pr
last year will not again bo accepted
Ias spring all northern clubs visited
Tulsa twlca boforo local fans had
chunco to see u single southern clufu
in action ine scnouuio was voryi
Landis ReimdatcB Joe
Harris War Veteran
former first bnscman of tha Cleve-
land Indians was reinstated In of-
gunirud iiasonnii iy. judge K M.
UimllH husebiill commissioner In n
decision handed down latu this nft
rrnoon. Harris' record as u Holdlrii"
overscan Judgo Latidls said In his
decision wns a factor taken Intel
Consideration in docldlnrf his caso. "i
Harris It Is expected will lie)
turned over to Hoston by Clovelaiirf
as part payinont for "stuffy" ut"
Ex-Diamond Star 76
Plays 18 Holes in 8ft
HAN FltANCIBCO Vt. 4Oeorgo
Wright of Uoston ono ot tho pioneer
stars of battnbnll who Is visiting n(
Del Monte Cut. celobrated his 70
birthday sovoral days ago by playing
tho Bcnsldn golf course ut I'ebbjn
IIomcIi nnar Pol Montn In 88.
flrot to Patrol dances nn thiv
first nnd third Monday nights nt
lks Hall ;
Next Dance Feb. 6 t
8.45 P. M.
On Feb. 20 Will Be a Big
Frophcta Master Masona qjiA
their Indies only.
Edgar A. Rumley
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