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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - September 30, 1928, Oakland, California SUNDAY Ctltiune SEPTEMBER 30 1928 D3 ORLD NET STARS PLAY AT BERKELEY TOD IONAL MAY IRPRISE IN ilG SERIES icanLeagueNot ovoerful This Season Oh Man Copyright Brtggf f JEORGE CHADWICK Ttsnondfint The Oakland THIBUNE YORK Sept e major league pen races wind up this week a wave of hysteria and jes of jangled nerves Evelopments of interest 1 fandom should be t it is apparent that in fNational league there is kverage strength which has as itself since the World War piling in much closer competl 1 than in the years prior to 1914 iecond it is evident that the top s strength of the American ue has been whitled down a his year because the Yankees been brought down consider their 1927 total of 110 National League in recent has been a 03 victory organl Pittsburgh won the cham in 1D27 with 94 victories ouis won in 1926 with 89 vic which was low water mark lodern times Pittsburgh won Pi 5 with 95 victories New won in 1924 with 93 vic In 1933 with 95 and In 1922 3 and in 1921 with 94 This it became evident In the last of the race that the pennant not be won by 93 victories Ihat the winning total would ty close to that figure 1ms it appears tlint the Na il League is about the show regularly and has since 1020 In that year iiklyn won the pennant what has been called a Yet Brooklyn victories which Is the tuiiiary average since that may be the team not as dub as It was de bed maximum total of victories 1 National League in any one the 110 made by the Chl bs in 1906 That was a xble year as the Giants that season with a team was deemed by matiHger to be a sure pennant win for the first time in his life predicted a championship the middle of summer hla had been silly by he Yankees 110 total In I is the American Leagues record This year the ks Inlve had a hard time lo the century mark al i the pace they were sct July made it appear fchey might collect a total victories In July they like world beaters But Ir Rot took a hand ic teiim and n lead that ilarcd invincible melted odd part of the American race is that only one club1 i the organization was able to Inge the New York team 1 it began to break That was Philadelphia The late decline of the Yankees ler is a significant develop hlch points to much closer stitlon In the American lie in 1929 i a rule in recent years the herlcan League champions To won by margin of a little higher than that fine National League true that world series games Jly are representative of the orthodox of baseball but the wins in a world series ex aa it does In the regular 11 The moat potent force to i attack Is the pitching and pitching Is broken down for run in a 1 to 0 game the prin Is exactly the at MO ME otJ You CAM A CHICKEN pieTHE OLD UJITH BEAUTIFUL LOUGHRAN TO BOX GROSS TOMORROW Light Heavy Champ Starts Drioe on Tunneys Title T HlGHSCHGDL AlULEltS Carroll Ehvood substituting fo Howard Christie it fullback on th Tech eleven In the Berkeley hlgl contest turned in a whale game He smashed into the Yel lowjacket ino repeatedly or firs downs and his speed in getting started often caught tho Berkeley squad napping By SPARROW McGANN CnrrtinimAont The THIBTTNZ H Y M C A ML STAGE BASKET TOURNEY Political Factions XTM Represente Hoop Teams wins IX basketball teams have lay in the Oak land Y M C Presiden tial house basketball league which is being conducted by Glenn Wlliams A schedule of fifteen games has been outlined bv Williams for the teams The sched ule calls for play until the last ot October The athletes have grouped themselves irilo teams bearing the iinmes of political parties us follows Republicans Dem ocrats Prohibitionists Social ists Radicals and FarmerLa borltes Following is the personnel of tho teams and the schedule c Lovejoy f Al Faunts f Nielson g Temple ton g Sparling g McFadgen f Prohibitionists Underwood c TIsh f MacCrossen 1 Spencer g Tessler f Swallow g Sange f Socialists Mlddleton c I Weiss f Wright f Phil Reh g Hamilton f Randall g Cerrudo g Democrats Harlan c B Weiss f Prather f Ferguson g Cohn g Welner f Pransky g Radicals Overhouse c E Welos f Darling f Mlddleton g Jones g Hansen g A TENNIS ball is an elusive thing for beginners It seems either to crowd in upon them and force them to miss or else it sails above their heads or beyond their reach as they rush at it These things make tennis a difficult game to learn because so very much is dependent upon coordina tion But even after this has been acquired there are cer tain things that make the game seem easierOne of these is freedom of play For example if you were attempting to play a forehand shot and discovered that you were continually hitting on THOMPSON AND FIELDS ARE ONJDGE Welterweights Meet In San Francisco Tomorrow tho wood or at the throat of the racket you would probably shift your grip a bit or watch the bull more closely In nine cases out of ten the difficulty would be due to faulty body position You might be crowding the ball so much as to make a clean shot Impossible H is well to remember in this case that by stepping from the bull sufficiently to allow a free swlny by the shoulder nnd listen to the swlsli UK The last will lie decidedly louder This illustrates Just the differ ence In the force of a stroke hit with a stiff arm and one with a bent arm Tho difficulty in using tho lust type of stroke Is that It requires a certain amount oC skill of the arm and by hitting approxI In hand ling tho body so as to keep Imately a foot in front of you tbla It as free from tho arm as possible trouble will be overcome and more i t think everyone ngrees that force will be added to tho stroke AVIlllam Johnston hltH the hardest JACKIE FIELDS and Young J Jark Thompson have com pleted training for their ten ound match at the State Armory arena across the bay omorrow night Bill Flynn acting for Thompson and Gig Rooney manager of Fields stated ifter yesterdays workout hnl their boxers are in trim for 10 fights of their lives and both xtrcmcly confident of winning by Oakland Pro Ranks Eighth Oi Leading Goli Medalists score of U2 in leadins the qualifying Vlacflormer Fremont Farrell was not at nis Desi it eouently succumbed to 17yearold Tommy However do not hit so far from the ball that only a stiff arm will reach It A digression might be use ful here There Is an liitcrest experiment that can be inndo in a few seconds Take n racket and holding It with a stiff arm swing it In the man ner of a stroke as hard as pos sible and listen to tho Then repeat the using principally tho forearm nldeil Farmer Laborltes Steele c Stlnaon f Rykens f Gctchell g Lcjeel g Genertz f Ohlson f SCHEDULE Oct S Socialists va Democrats Oct R Radicals VB Farmers Oct 8 Republicans vs Socialists Oct 10 Prohibitionists vs Rndl cals Oct 12 Democrats vs Farmers Oct IE Republicans VB Demo crats Oct 17 Far mers Oct 39 Socialists Radicals Oct 22 Republicans vs Radicals Oct 24 Prohibitionists vs Demo crats Oct 28 Socialists vs Farmers Oct 20 Republicans vs Farmers ade Johnny stale Mae onald Smith New York iegel New York Farrell New York Elm Detroit Jones Atlanta nosa Chicago azen New York ck Oakland 8 Albany plnosa Chicago ckshank New York farlane New 30 F Willing Portland Ore Armour Washington D 76 rous Grand Hagen New 2 pton ey Los y e Port Chester N Appleton Wisconsin jer Ihorn New New York Bridgeport letser New York Ith Springfield Bl ifilior Chicago stlan Portland Copyright 1928 the Hagen matches slightly So has Bobby Ccuickshank his accustomed steady gait The aver Avernge Ier Round 72 1727 72 34 72 1114 72 2925 72 89 73 371 73 34G 73 14 73 1138 73 12 73 47 18Hole Total Rounds Strokes Score Played 54 34S2 4076 2549 9 656 B18G 3361 586 2785 1911 4635 2209 1252 l699 3614 1626 2070 2884 1554 542Z 4316 1412 4760 6705 3055 4102 746 J805 2094 67 63 65 67 65 66 70 66 65 66 70 72 66 69 67 68 67 68 67 70 66 67 67 65 69 66 T 73 73 1117 73 5170 73 3749 73 1011 73 1314 73 3739 74 74 2075 74 92D 74 619 74 38 74 12 74 2141 74 3256 74 36 74 3151 Vin Richards Wins ProTennis Crown FOREST HILLS N Sept Richards former Davis cup star won the United States professional champion ship today for the second con secutive year by defeating Karel Kozcluh of Czechoslo vakia professional champion of Europe In the final 8fl fl3 00 02 After losing three straight matches to Kozcluh In a scries for tho worlds title Richards turned on tho Czecholovaklan today and dazzled him with a brilliant net game GlennaCoilettWins National Golf Title CASCADES GOLF CLUB HOT SPRINGS Sept Collctt of rrovlilence R won the womens national golf cham pionship by ncrcntlng Virginia VonWIe of Chicago 13 and J2 in the final They halved the second In Wrdle fours the third in four and the fourth in par four Miss Collctt be ing 11 up and 14 to play Card Frosh Defeat Santa Rosa Jaysees STANFORD STADIUM Sept 29 Stanford freshman football team ran roughshod over Santa Rosa Junior college here this aft ernoon to score an easy 39 to 0 vic tory The Cards started scoring T4 1114 I early and displayed a deceptive T4 1833 I lack which had the Tayaeee on J defensive throughout forehand and yet at the height of his game he weighed less limn 130 pounds He hits tho shot with a dockledly bent elbow relying prin cipally upon timing and his fore arm for speed His body weight IB erfectly applied hut there in too ttle of It to attribute to it the remendous paco that his shot arrles The freest easiest appearing troko is usually tho best and for lie reaaon that more pace can be pplled with loss effort It has al vays seemed to me that tho back land is the most easily executed hot In the game and for this regi on As you swing to make the troke from a well behind he approaching hall and then across tlie body to a good follow the finish of tho stroke xnd its controlling there a no contact with tlie body In he forehand one must manage his ody so as to prevent hit nrm rom pushing against it nnd de ractlng from the forccfulness o the shot A properly executisc mckhond is n more graceful sho n every Instance than a properly executed forehand in my mind Manuel Is one of the most agile tennis players in the gxmo today and It la a joy to watch him execute a back hand At the finish of the swinK he Is a study in grace and his backhand is one of best shots Jt need not be weak because It Is graceful It can lie made B great deal stronger than a clumsy stroke I have used groundstrokes as a Illustration of my subject bccrvus it is In these strokes that mos bodycrowding Is done Tho serv Ice seerns to be a naturally free stroke for most people and while freedom of play applies lo vol leys theae strokes are more essen tially produced by means of cor rect timing and application of weight Mile Suzanne Lenglen the great French player makes many of her strokes with poor footwork This according to most exponents ot the game is absolutely and yet the success of her strokes is well known The reason for her success Is the beautiful manner in which she handles her body mak ing it serve Its purpose In every shot Where her feet are in a faulty position her body is always going Into tho stroke in such a way that it aids her in giving tho shot both power and direction This after all is the essential thing It Is a mistaken idea in ten nis that the thing most diffi cult to do is the most cul The fine strokes of the great players are Just an easy to execute if one takes the trouble to discover the meth od of cxcecutlon There Is no furious winding up nnd pound Ing the ball It in timing and the use of the allImportant body that makes cannon balls and this Is not beyond the limit of many players abil ity Strive for grace lends to freedom of play and gives greater for knockout t Fields despite Thompsons sen atlonal victories In Chicago rings ecently still rules a 10to8 fa orlte and there Is plenty of Fields noney In sight Many close fol owers of the boxing game think hey are stretching It gome o make Thompson nhortender iftcr his brilliant work Joe Dundee worlds champion vho was stopped by Thompson In wo rounds In Chicago has ac epted terms to box his conqueror t return match In New York on November 16th with tho title at stake The Negro welterweight as not as yet signed Malinger Tlooncy for the PlelrtH camp snys that the Oakland boy will not get the match If lie can help It Gilt says that he will be on a train headed for the big metropolis Hie lay itftcr the fight if his boy he says there In nothing to the coming match now hut the shouting tlint Fields has already been de clared the winnerWhich may be well and good but Kooney had not count his chlnkcns before they are ARVEYS LAKE Sept heavy weight championship of the state of Pennsylvania will be at stake when Tommy Lough ran and Jack Gross meet in a tenround contest at the Phil lies ball park Monday even ing But more important is the fact that this contest marks Loughrans official debut as a heavyweight seek ing to fill the vacant shoes Gene Tunney left behind him The fighting champion of the light heavyweight has hud success with the big fellows In the past and has utmost confidence In his to avoid Gross dangerous left hand and continue on through the ranks of those nominated for a whir at the heavyweight title By no stretch of the Imagina tion can Gross be considered a set up for any the big fellows Gross has not been beaten in three years of campaigning Ho has IE knock out victims to his credit and fought a draw with Roberto Ro bertl No matter what the fans may think of Robertls latter by the way meets George Godfrey Wednesday Giant Italian wages a hard battle and an even break with him is btter than some of the other heavyweights been able to ac complish Gross Is qualified to tackle tho best In tlie game and if he should vin over Loughran soincmiiig Johnny Risko was unable to do on two different occasions the young Phlladcl lihlnn will be accorded serious consideration In the coming elimination tourney LoiiRhran has been training steadily for the past two weeks at his pri vate training quarters here at Harveys Lake The chumplon has surrounded himself with n good corps of sparring part ners headed by Frankis Caw Icy who Joe Smith expects will fill Loiifrhrnns shoes nfler the latter leaves the light heavy weight class It Is often saifl that Loughran Is not big enough to compete among the big men In the heavyweight division Not many know that the Phlladelphlau has had a hard time scaling down to 17B pounds during the past year Loughran ln but 25 years old and stands elx feet tall There Is enough room on his frame to pack several more pounds with out losing his speed and It would not be at all surprising It he weighs In over 180 pounds Monday after noon Jimmy Slattery and Leo Lomskl have protested Loughrans entry into the heavyweight clnsn on the ground that the Philudelphlan lias contracts to fulfill with them The New York boxing commission will not countenance Loughrans ap pearance as a heavyweight unless he renounces the 175pound crown Alden Godbler was outstanding with his spectacular runs one for 70 yardH and another for the width oC the field eight yards to a score Perfect interference aided him j largely on these dashes however Aaron Friedman James Williams and Pat While worked to perfec tion as an advance guard WILLS COCHET TO FEATURE PROGRAM Local Fans to Se Best Tennis in Many Years Louis Prusnovlskl tackle and lob Kleckner fullback are both pluylng on he Igiiatimn string cloven having entered that college this term They arc former MfClymomls high players the latter rated an allcity bertlkthrcc years In succession first as an end and twice UN a hair with the captaincy of tlte squad voted him one year Paul Red Targhetta again f catered Alamedas offensive run ning the bull down the field several times on successive plays involving dashes of 20 and 15 yards and shorter plunges He is said to be suffering a cracked rib and per formed under this handicap Alameda appeared to have the edge offensively driving to within a few yards of the Roosevelt goal on two occasions Martin Flnadore starting as fullback Ior the Berkeley squad wore a huge leather protector over his chin nnd mouth during the game Play Ing against Roosevelt the Fri day previous he had been cleatcd In the mouth and in fection had set in Despite this he played a strong offen sive game and ran nice inter ference Tech high sophomore gridders lost to Whites Preparatory 7 to 0 a defeat which carried little sting with It due to the overwhelming strength of the White boys They outweighed the sophs considerably Next week Alamedas reserves will play the Tech juniors follow ed by the Deaf and Dumb equad a wbek later Stan Nees and Bob Nunes Rooeevelt ends played the entire contest and did good work both on pass reception and getting down under punts Arleigh Williams played in his first game since returning from the east lie substituted for lames Williams at quarter back In the second quarter and held his position until late in the fourth He left for the world scries today and will lie absent from two ot the O A L games Chilly Bertoli stellar halfback hatched Frankle Donny and Young ny Burns local middleweight box the special event Monday McDUFFER 1 BAIUUE PAYNE CORNED IF 1 KNOW UWTXIW writer brought this to Lough ranx attention and his reply was characteristic Why should I give np a title I passed np ninny thousand dollars to get I turned down many engagements all over the country to fight In New York for the challengers end of the pnrse The only reason light heavyweights will right me Is tlint they are taking n chance ot getting my title If I was not the clmmpton 1 would have us much getting light heavyweights to fight us I am ImviiiK getting Jack Shnrkey Johnny Rlsko and Knutc Uiin to meet me I wont give up tho title until I Bin beaten for it Ill go through the list again and after I get through with thnm Ill keep after the Joe Smith Loughrans manager showed the writer a cable from an Argentine promoter offering him for a Sout In Buenos Aires Longhrans opponent Is presumed to be Luis Flrpo Smith will do nothing about this until after Gross light Conyrifht Five Gridl ey Hunters 6 Deer on Hunt QRIDLBY Sept 20 Six bucks four and two pointers were brought bnck by a party of five Gridley and Orovlllo men upon their return from a 10dfiy hunting expedition Into the Rola Bola re gion of Tehama county Tho party Included Charles Ed son George Edson and William Barker of Gridley and Dr F M Whiting apd George Hodges of Oro vllle Edson and Barker each two fourpolntcra weighing 150 pounds each Salinas Grid Team To Play Watsonville SALINAS Sept 20 The Sa linns Athletic clubs recently reorganized football team It was announced to dny by Manager Leon Hlancett will open the season with a game In Watsonville next Sundny after noon the Wntsonvlllo Amer with Berkeley pulled his team out of a whole several times with his welltimed and nicely placed kicks He outdistanced all other punters In the game averaging close to fifty yards His passes gladdened the hears of Berkeley supporters on several occasions once sending them Into a frenzy when ho snap ped the ball 25 yards to Spots Miller who waa out of bounds be hind the end zone Tho supposed score wae illegal Bv W C POP FULLER is the big day at the Berkeley tennis club where Cochet Boussus and Landry the celebrated French players will try conclusions with Stratford Holman Har rison Browne and Peck Grif fin beginning at 2 oclock Billy Johnston unfortunately found it impossible to return from his eastern trip in time to compete but Miss Helen Wills world of the fair sex will demonstrate how she got that way in two exhibition sets against one of the French playera Henri Cochet known in France as the ball boy of la 27 years old and in the opinion of nuiny critics including Tilden Is now the worlds greatest player Cochet first came to the front in 1021 when he won the military Championship of France In 1921 he won the socalled world cov ered court championship at St Morltz In 1D2C he won the French singles titles defeating Richards and In straight sets In tho latter year Cochet won the Wimbledon doubles iaircd with Brugnon and de feated Tilden hi the Untted States national championships in the fourth round In 1927 Cochet won the singles at Wimbledon defeating in suc cession Hunter Tilden and Borota after losing the first two sets to each He was a member of the victorious Davis Cup team defeat ing Johnston In the cup play This year Cochet paired with Brugnon won the Wimbledon doubles defeating Patterson end Hawks the Australian stars 1311 04 64 in the finals This record of victories over the foremost stars of the various na tions proves that the experts are right and that Henri Cochet is the worlds greatest exponent of the racket game perhaps the greatest of all time Christian Boussus second to Cochet in the French visiting trio Is one of Frances most promising younger players He defeated Cochet In the senil flnals at Marseilles in 1927 and represented his country at Wimbledon in the same year Pierre Laundry the third repre sentative ot the tricolor has won many tournaments In his native country and has victories to his credit over Brugnon and Borota In 1D2G He defeated Harada Chinas leading player at Wimbledon In 1927 This year at Wimbledon he made Tilden go five sets to get the decision at C2 2G 61 64 in the fourth round Such nn array of talent as this in addition to Miss Wills first local appearance after her triumphs abroad and In her own country will give several hours of solid en joyment to tennis fans gates will open at The p in Three prodigal pigskin packers returned to Tech high from their jaunt to Oregon a sadder but wiser trio than that which left a week ago In company with two others for high school football glory at Ashland Oregon Frank Hall Don Barnes and Howard Cross are the three who will not be allowed to play on the team which they abandoned without notice Howard McLeod and Law rence Letidom are still absent The proapect of free board and scholar ship appeared loss attractive on ican tonm close Inspection than a chance to enter college Adolph Tiny Schwammel for mer Fremont high grid star and allcity tackle in 1920 copped the San Diego Naval training station heavyweight boxing championship recently ivlth a threeround deci sion over a fnet navy boxer Manteca Maulers to Play Victor Tops MANTECA Sept 29 Dunty miller manager of the Manteca Maulers baseball team which lost the championship of tho Don Pedro League to Gustlne last Sunday In the final game of a pluyofC series announces that he has arranged a game with the Victor Tops win nors of tho Northern Ran Jonnuln League tomorrow Tho game will be played at Escalon owing to the local diamond having con verted into a football field this week It may develop thnt throe game series will be plnyed with tho Victor club Miller announces Joe Lohman Meets Pelkey at Modesto MODKSTO Sept 20 Toe Lohman Toledo light heavyweight will meet Ray Pelky of Oakland In tho feature event at Frankie Ful lers boxing show here Tuesday evening October 9 Frankie Bray of Oakland nnd Johnny Lamson Hollywood who met In a torrid sixround bout horc two will clash In the semifinal again over HX rounds Three fourround bouts complete tho carer World Series Games To Be Broadcast NEW YORK Sept first game of the world series which starts at the Yankee stadium Thurs day will bo broadcast by a coastto coaat network of radio stations Two chains the National Broad casting company and the Columbia Broadcasting system will put series on the air The announcers will be Graham McNnmee for the N B C and J Andrea White for Columbia Arrangements are being com pleted for the stations which are to bo put on the networks Broadcast of the first two which will be played at Yankee sta dium will start at p tast ern standard time 15 minutes be fore the game time Football Fans We have on sale tha tickets for the ST MARYSCALIFORNIA GAME Also season tickets A service to you 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