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Baseball Soviets Si
i Thorough Housecleaning,
Is Aim of Many Magnates
Radical Element in Both Major Leagues Deter?
mined to Effect Chanore in National Commis?
sion?Minors Hope to Seeure Needed Reforms
By W. J. Macbeth
The most important conference?or rather series of conferences?
that ever had to do with the peace and prosperity oi' organized baseball
will be inaugurated in this city to-day. Plans of the most radical and
sweepins description, that have been diseussed openly and secretly by
iind between the various factions of this organized sport, have now ar?
rived at the stage of the "show-down" and the week end will, doubtless,
me a thoroutrh reconstruction along lines of harmonious good-will or a
:ift in what little peace is left to the game more menacing than the prob?
lems resulting from thc Federal League war.
Nothing less than the thorough over-<
hauling and housecleaning of the
entire ediftce of the organized gamo,
from cetlar to garret. is contcmplated,
if half of the recent declarations of the
powers, great and small, arc to be
taken at face val i ?
(inc ot the most important problems
tin for solution has to do with the
fountain head the Xational Commis?
sion, which ia tha court of last resort
in baseball politica and law. A radi?
cal element which dominates the
Xational League I ?r.denl. it is declared,
unanimously) and which has found
growing favor in the American League
as well, seems determined to effect a
startiing change in tho very seat of
this particular government.
l'ledged to Change
The National League has pleciged it?
self to repudiate the present form of
commission. at least in so far as the
existing chairman is concerned per?
sonally. Thc American League, out?
side President Ban Johnson, now ap
pesrs of kir.dred kidney. This is the
big point ef the impending, preten
tious pow-wow and is of exceptional im?
portance, because at the moment of
vriting the big family of minor leagues
appear as vitally concerned in the out
ccme as are the morc linancially
heavily involved majors.
Yet vital as is this Xational Com?
mission issue, for the moment at
least it sinks into secondary impor?
tance, at ieast temporarily. There aro
cther issr.es first to be thrashed out
that cannot fai 1 to have a most im?
portant bearing on the ultimate dis?
position of the democratic basebal]
jovemment desired. And these pri
marily concern the more obscure of the
promoters?thc minor leagues, which
feed the miil of major activities.
Thc minor leagues, indeed, have the
honor of inaugurating this most im?
portant of all baseball conferences yet
held. and as befits its rank the New
International League, which alone of
all the nvnors, completed its schedule
a; originally outlined in 1918, will lirst
have the floor.
The International League will con
vene this mornintr at the Hotel Im?
perial, with President David L. Fultz
in the chair for the first time. At this
meeting it is expected that plans for
leorganization will be definitely adopt
Afcfhe noment. while the future of
this powerful minor appears excep
tionally bright, there is some slight
hitch in the matter of circuit claims.
Two or three of the cities represented
last year, after old standbvs like Provi
cf-ncu ar,d Mon,treal had decided to.
(irop out, are unxious to tackie the
proposition again this season, in spite
?! financial discourasements oi 1918,
-celing that tiie amusement business is
"Ound to boom with neace in prospect.
Would Drop Weak Sisters
Other club owners are desirous of
croppinK thc weak sister3 and substi
tating representatives from cities of
peater population end business oppor
keeping an eye meanwhile
>o?ard compactnoss of circuit. In any
?vent Buffalo, Toronto, Baltimore,
??ewark and Jersey City will be in the
It is believed Rochester, too, will
f't reprt3ented. through President
tnapm is not in complete harmonv
?tth certain of the policies of this
<-'ass AA organization It has been
wmored repeatedly anti as repeatedly
aenied that Providence is anxious to
K? bacrf higher classification, Provi
wnce having broken away from the
?^ew International League last year to
tMTt,,!> ?tf lot with the Kastern League.
ine International promoter3 will
navt ro difficulty in aaauring them
tL u-a stronB circuit of eight clubs.
ine big problem lies in the matter of
*?ctMJg wisely from tho many candi
rls fv?-r tnr: few ?fen berths.
Jhe New International League. how
*?r, qmte as much as the various
wner minor associations \,ith repre
"n.ation here for thc big doings, is
WBeerned in thc various proposalg for
?Jhef that will bc asked of the major
i?.fJe', As stJch, in a body, the inter
;'auona! delegates will attend this af
-*.Boor)S meeting of the Xaional As
w.ation, or rninor league, at the Hotel
??r,J?m ilh.c -':ni5i<-terings of comment
3 cou!d be heard on the part of the
wny arrivals of the minor dek-ates
"? ftatiinal Association as a whole is
?*?/'? C*Uit'- clear u'r)0n what >t does
?nv in the way of reform. To-day'a
?l?<n?C >g expected to develop H clear
ZlF'V' Yet the minor leagues are
J?a set upon two points. They wish
draft? ? i"1 exl*tl*g conditions of
ind .1, " .yer? hy major Icegue clubs
?h? v y ?? '!csi,'? repres.r.talion on
to*?'*? ? Commission, if the peace
^??ent -, . to be amended so that
btoLVoV^A* boar'! dispenses justice
major and minor leagues alike.
^ F'ult/. Ka'/ors Draft C.'iange
I L. Fuitz, the new president of
du*jiV . In,ternational League, de
?*>} yesterday that he was not pre
KytA "" iblication before
?ft*d conaulted his colleaRUea on the
?7<"7 l;ut it W88 bia ,pinion
? ould ask, and if necea
?^t' T'J' a r^?* modification of
SS?? dr*'? rule*. Joe Tlnker, of the
one of a committee
* appo nted by the National A
Ctmnu-- to c"nf,'r w?*h the Nat onal
Mnu ? on P*0P<>??d draft amend
? sarded tn his declara
Jf2~? American Association," waid
trl-;- ":?-i not toferate existing
tttar. fl,V,on* even if the aiternative
iaiij?*. ?B**ba11 familv. Th*.- draft
thTmS ? h" ir'f'''ified so that if
t*to*t0L*t,iTtK*'in thla privilogt their
elDbT^nj*111 J wi.nedv, Clasa A A
*???? ?P"t with the rest of the or
?at<j baseball family. Th..- draft
inb !! ,-"' thal '''"' ellmination of the
?i?!l r*T. '/ y"'u!d sTiva the \itoUn
M?eir ,i'"' for eomplaint, an lt would
Utajf . ave;;ue to deveiop
?f,,. ;'' *4Tan*em*ent. But leaguei
, ??;<?? denominatlons should be al
*? -Hi \. % f'"!y fr"'" Mfcruai of
?H ?!?"8b<;r?' Thia would do av/ay
wSnf? ma'rt in^entivc to 'farming'
^fUSiT* '?HBfW, trorn what '?,
*H*?r.A * r'/W no- "&r|y arrivals, an
S*,*'1^ th/ disposition of major
lJ?5'' >?, "'"; ;' "'?'*? ^7 "optional r<.
FwffwXhiS !f r">*8!b,,j ,uch '???
Bfili"," IncorporaUd in a new
, ^?*at if 0bft u ^.^ u thij>
Busy Days These
For the Rulers
Of National Game
Tuesday Morning ? Meeting of
new International League at Hotel
Tuesday Afternoon?Meeting of
National Association (n.inor league),
at Hote! Biltmore (2:C0).
Wednesday Morning?Meeting be?
tween representatives of Xational
Association and committees from
major leagu :o discuss informallv
matters of government reform at
V\ aldorf-Astoria (10:30).
Wednesday Afternoon ? Meeting
of National League at Waldorf-As
Thursday Morning ? Meetins*
(?lo"o)n LcagU? at HotcI BiIt"i?re
Thursday Afternoon -Joint meet?
ing rsational and American Leagues
at Hotel Biltmore (2:30).
.Meeting Baseball Writers' Asso
Friday mor, ing. afternoon and
l rom then on till baseball recon
struction is effected meetings be?
tween major and minor delegates at
such time and place as to be mut
ualiy agreed upon later.
boon is not granted then the minor
leagues W1H cnter into a gentlcmen's
agreement to traffic in such wares.
lhe cure lies in their own hands if all
will act on thc point of honor system
it has been learned that the major
leagues or at least the Xational, would
prefer the olive branch to the oil can
m their prospective relations with the
minors and that already a compromise
on the optional agreement" matter has
been submitted. This calls for a limit
ol two such dispositions for each major
league club instead of the eight as
now perrnitted. '
The joint meeting of the two major
eagues later in the week is designed to
etiect a number of policies of mutual
benefit, beside the Xational Commis?
sion reorganization. These various
points wiil bo of interest to the minors,
too, especially the roster limits that
will prevail in 1019.
It has been learned on pretty good
authority that the Xational League will
permit each club to carry only eighteen
men next year, exclusive of uniformed
managers and coaches. This is interest?
ing: to the minors at present, of course
IhJSJf? aY? i8.likelv to affect both
the draft aml "optional recal!" placings
in the opinion of the big follows
Lord's Day League Is
Against Sunday Sports
BOSTON, Jan. 13.?Resolutions pro
testing against any legislative action :
tending to Iegalize spcrts or trade on
Sunday were adopted at thc annual
meeting of the Lord's Day League of
New England here to-day. Other reso?
lutions adopted urged that all workers
be^ given one day off in seven and a
Saturday half holiday.
Former (Jovernor John L. Bates wai
reelected president. Governor Coolidwe
delivered an address in support of the
airns of tlie league.
Friars to Wielt! Cue
The Friars, beginning to-morrow,
will hold a handicap three-cushion bill
inrd tournament at their clubhouse 110
West Forty-eighth Street, for the Ed
Kendall trophy, a handsome cue pre?
sented to the club by the widow of the
mar, who owned it. Mr. Kendall, who
died recently, was an ardent Friar and
an expert at the three-cushion game
Car] AnderKon, Bronxville, who is
now on a tour through tlie South,
played in a four-ball match last Sat?
urday over the links of thc Columbia
Country Club, Washington. His part?
ner was J-ick Burgess, professional, of
llic Chevy Chase Club, and they de?
feated Fred McLeod, the Columbia pro?
fessional and one of the club's best
amateurs, by 1 up.
The first three holes wi re halved in
par, ard then Anderson took the lead
with a "birdie." Ho got a good drive
and a long iron shot, which was sliced
a bit, but from off a series of mounds
he chipped into the cup for a 3,
Thc match was squared at thc sixth
hole, which Mackenxio won iu par.
Burgess larded r. "birdie." 2 on thc
eighth, but McLeod squared the match.
by winning the ninth.
On the homeward journoy Burgess
won the thirteenth in 8, only to have
McLeod square the match again at the
sixteenth. Anderson then won thc
rnatch with a "birdie" at the seven?
teenth, the last hole being halved.
Their be:t, bail scores were:
A-. leraon and JSurgeat:
(i'i,. . 4 4 4
M> \t '*j iu,i| Macken/.lo:
tmt . 4 4 t
A-.iti't.oo ai,d Burgeaji:
ln . . ....445
.'! :> od ind Uackenzle.
1". 4 4 7
3 4 6 4 2
4 4 4 4 7
7 4 4 4 '?',
4 4 4 3 4
The Bayddo links, which has been a !
j f,emi-public tourse for the last year or ]
j IO, iu now a thing of tho past. !t was j
; rumorod last fall that a new club Would |
be organized during the winter and i
next rear it would be s private club.
Still later on it was said that the
j roperty had been sold, but no definite
formation could bo had. It now crops
that Robert D. Blaekman, proprietor
!,<? Belleclalre Hotel, has ieaxed the
...... side links, Bayilde, Long island,!
with a view to organlzlng the Belle- i
etl ?"? Colf nnd Country Club. Tho
!<a?< Ig for thirtecn yeftri at $12,000
per afinum. It \g an eightcen-noje
>" ir/e, cotitttining u clubhou?u and 114
Blue and White
11 * frganizin
Failure of Intereollegiate
Associalion to Outlinc Its
Plans a Biir
The failure of tho Intercolleg: >
Swimming Association to hold a meet?
ing and outline plans for tho season's
campaign is delaying the formulation
of a scehdule at Columbiu, and, al?
though it is understood that the asso?
ciation believes it woull bo advisatle
to abandon the usual series of home
and home meets between its members,
no action of any kind on that matter
or any other can be taken until a meet?
ing is held.
^ In the past the league season has
; begun early in December, and has been
| carried on with at least one meet a
j week through January and February.
Unless prompt steps are taken to get
; the members of the association to
! gether, it is believed there will bc no
; opportunity to play out a single round
I robin tournament, which would neces
sitate tho contesting of ten matches.
It would be possiblo to run off such
a tournament in a month's time, but it
1 is believed that nothing will be started
. until wel lafter February .1. by which
j t'uie the various colleges would be able
I to organize their teams with men
j drawn from those returning to college
j for the second semester.
The Colun bia team was strengthened
; yesterday when Angus McCabe, amem
; ber of the 1917 'varsity, reported to
; George llolm and swam a fast fifty
| yards in practice. McCabe has been at
: an officers' training camp and is in ex
| cellent cond tion. The Columbia team
! is fairly well fortified with sprinters
j and divers, but it lacks distance men
No Southern Trip
For Columbia Nine
Coiumbia's 'varsity baseball team,
I following n precedent established in
j the year before tlie United States cn
j tered the war. will probably not have
a Southern training trip this season,
i nnd because of the high cost of rail?
road travel tne regular schedule of
the season will be shorter than usual.
In order to finance what trips are
taken Columbia will play several games
away from home on each of the two
jnunts which. it. is believed, will bc
taken. There will be the usual trip to
Ithaca for a game with Corncll, and
on this trip it is likcly that e.no or
, more additional games will bc played.
I lt is said also that there is a possi?
bility that a trip may be taken into
I Xew England.
Practice will not be begun until late
I in February because Fred Dawson, who
j will be head coach of thc nine, will
j havo his hands full with basketball
| until then.
I Clinton Five Defeats
Boys From Stuyvesant!
De Witt Clinton High "School re- |
I versed Ihe tables on the Stuyvesant!
i High School quintet in the basketball
I series for the championship of thc
Manhattan and Bronx last evening in
the gymnasium of the College of the
City of Xew York by a score of 17
to 7. The . Stuyvesant athletes had j
scored a victory over their Clinton ,
rivals last October.
ln the first half Clinton had rolled ;
up 12 points to their rival's <>. Clinton
continued its fine work in thc second
half and held Stuyvesant down, to gain
the ultimate victory. Wexler, for the
winners, was directly responsible for ,
moro than half his team's score, mak?
ing a total of 10 point-. Thc victory
I of the Clinton boys makes it possible
for them to play the Kastern District,
I High School for the championship of
i tlie city.
! Cards Not for Sale,
Declares J. C Jones
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13. Stockholders in
! the St. Louis Xational League club
! have no desire to dispose of the club,
according to a statement made to-day
! by J. C. Jones, one of tho principal
stockholders. lle also declared that no
i offer had been made to Russell E,
j Gardner and that as far ns he knew
'n.rdncr hud not made any offer for the
Jones declared that Major Branch
? Rickey wns the only cardinal reprc
' sentativo in Xew York and that Rickey
j was not authorized to sell the club.
Jones said the club was valued at at
I least $1150,000.
Yale and Princeton
To Row at Derby
NEW 1IAVEN, Com,., Jan. 13. Yale
and Princeton have agreed to row on
the Housatonic River at Derby in May
and Corncll has been invited to enter
the race, making it a triangular tv.o
This is tlie only Yale rowing event
which is planned at present, according
to the announcement made by Pro?
fessor Mather Abbott, the Yale crew
coach and faculty representative in
rowing. He stated that Yale and Har?
vard were corresponding relative to a
race this season and that it was a
possibility that thc university plans
might result in a Xew London regatta.
N. Y. U. Five Works
Hard Following Defeat
Xew York University's basketball
team resumed its regular practisc yes?
terday afternoon in the University
Heights gymnasium. Thc team showed
no elTeets from the strcnuous game
with Rutgera last Saturday night, and
went at its work with greater earnest
ness than at any time this season.
Captain Floyd Egan is prcparing his
men for a hard campaign this week as
tiie team takes its annual Xew England
trip thifl Weck-end. Tne squad leaves
Friday aftenoon for Middletown. Conn.,
where they wil] meet the live of
Wesleyan University. On Saturday the
Violet will play Arnhevst College.
Paulist Ilunncr Dics
Harry Von Gelder, the Paulist Ath?
letic Club athlete, died yesterdav of
pneumonia following an attack of in?
fluenza. Hc waa a prominent long- j
distance runner and scornd many
pointa for his club during the 1918 j
season. Hia most recent performanee
was his winning of socond place In I
open iinnual handicap road race of the I
of the Ponnant Athlete Clubl, held last i
BOBBY ROTH, the slugging outfielder of the Cleveland
Blu.es, who is the centre of some spirited bidding by the
owners of the Boston Red Sox and the New York
Yankees. The world champions are sadly in need of an ex?
perienced outer gardener now that Duffy Lewis is gone, while
the Yankees need a good man to play alongside of this same
Duffy. Roth would be just the man for either club.
Boxing News and Notes
.Bv FRED HAWTHORNE.
Wc begin to suspect that James "Jit
ney" Johnston, the Boy Bandit of
Broadway and Tho Bronx, has "taken
thc veil." Ever since thc six-day bi
cyclc race at Madison Square Garden,
some six weeks ago, Joimes's where
abouts has been a mystery, to us and
a lut of other people. Several times,
in our unremitting search, wc have
been hot on the Bandit's trail, but on
e ch occasion we have been just too
lato to lay an eye or a hand upon him.
Jimmy was the manager of the Gar?
den race and gave the newspaper slaves
a treat twice every twenty-four hours
by showing himself in public. It was
part. of his managerial duties at that
time to sign the food checks for tho
press table, and he did it, although
somctimes he gasped for air when he
saw tho dexterous manner in which
the Ecribes handled thc table tools.
But since those happy, carc-free
days Joime:, has retired into a hole
and drawn it in after him.- If he was
ever at the offices oi' the James J.
Johnston Enterprises, Inc, on Broad?
way, he must. have secreted himself in
the safe, along with the Liberty bonds.
We have searched under chairs, tablcs
and the Btenographer's new velvet hat,
but' no Bandit could be found. One
afternoon, aftcr a fruitless \ isit, we
happened across two notorious mem?
bers of the Hard Boiled Eggs' Associa?
tion, and wc asked them for ways and
mean:; of discovering his lair.
"There's no sure way of nailing him,"
said they, "t. just happeus; it's a gift;
but have you bought your cot yet '
You MIGHT got him that way."
"What's thc big idea, the cot?" par
"Well, you take your little old cot.
place it right across the doorv.ay to
the Bandit's suite of oflices and do all
your sleeping there. and in the day
time you ean use it 1'or a table ..ind
send out for your meals. We've been
doing it Tor the last ten nights. Come,
joins us! There's room for one more
bunk, and after the first six months
you are entitled to wear a service
stripe. If tho night watchman finds
yon, you get a wound stripe ripht off,
iiiii! if you'ro very fortunate, and are
mopped up by the lady floor scruhbers,
you automatically become eligible for
tl, Croix de Mop. It's a great Irt'e!"
We ure going to try tho cot trick,
Aunt Kloanor Ann, and we a!so have
another plan for snaring the. Bump
tioti" Bandit, While ho was a six-day
bicyclc race magnate, the Bustling Ban?
dit took us aside one night, and, in a
very "up-stage" voice, informed us that
the title of "Bandit" was objoctionable
"Tr.at, kind of stulf was all right,
when applied to a merc manager of
box-fighters, but 1 cannot help but
feel that ii is a blot on the escutcheon
of a man in MY poiition. Kindly re
frain, stop or DESIST from its further
us as applied to me henceforth.
James J. Jchnston, J. J, Johnston, or,
if you prefor, J. Josoph Johnston, is a
more fitting appellation, I am quite. cer?
Jf thcro is no other way of luring
tho lion from his den, we shall try
deiiance, James Jitney Johnston, vou
HAD BOY bANBIT! Now let's hear
If we hadn't been a battle-scarred
veteran of tho apartment hunting cam?
paign, Aunt Eieanor Ann, we should
never have had the stumina to stand the
; i, irs ol- the Bandit hunt. But any
t. ,, no matter how terrifying, is like
life in a cloistered nunnory to one who
has listened 121.287,854 times to the
answer: "Oh, no; all our apartments
are on a two-yoar lease. We have some?
thing very advantageous, two rooms
and bath, with one-way water connec?
tion and ingrowing electric lights, for
$6,600 n year, and decorate to suit?at
Speaking of Mistor Johnston, tho
BANDIT, by tho way, it hns come to
our notiee that ho Is now the manager
of Tommy Robfion, the Massachusetts
middlcweight. ln ;i few days wa expect
to bu deluarod, with liteiaturo ctuajaat-.
ting from the J. J. Johnston Enter?
prises, Inc, pointing out just how easi?
ly Rebson will dispose of one Ted (Kid)
Lewis, if Tommy and his new manager
can ever persuade Ted to climb through
the ropes and put up his hands. Sir
Joimes used to be the manager of the
i latter. But we will leave it entirely
i \\?Z? you- Aunt; Eleanor Ann. Who
; HOLLD win if TED and Tommy got
j m a fight?
As the Irishman said when somebody
dropped a brick on his head from the
tortieth floor: "It was hard for you
but its pretty soft for me!"
The reports of the Benny Leonard
Lodic Ivelly bout in Philadelphia last
night were not in when we scratched
these lines with our solid gold engraved
fountain pen, but we are going to ad
vise you to g0 by our decision. if
youve got money up. Lis-tcn, Les
ter: 'Leonard wins!"
Charles "Brush" Harvey, on pale
mauve notepaper, hastens to inform us,
just as we started to close the shutters,
that Ted Lewis, whom he now man
ages, is going out after the middle
weight title, the welterwoight crown
having become a blasc ornamont on
Ted's noblc brow. As soon as Mike
O'Dowd, the middleweight king, has
had a weck's rost from the cootics Ted
is anxious to tackle him.
Aunt Eleanor Ann, take in the ser?
vice flag. Father has found an apart?
Joe Moore Victorious
In Race on Ice
Joe Moore, one of the most promis?
ing skaters developed in the East in
recent years, won the feature race nt
thc Ice Palace, 181st Street and Broad?
way, last night from a fast field.
Moore, who wore the colors of thc Ice
Palace Skating Club, started from
scratch and gave away liberal hahdi
; cap..- in tlie one mile speed duel.
Lesley Boyd, a teammatc, from the
'? forty-yard mark, was caught on the
last dash down the hoinestretch, Moore
finishing in the lead by about six feet,
with H. D. Carter, United States navy
| (thirty-five years), third. The time,
3:04 3-6, was exeellent under the con?
Miss Valeria Stengler won the ladies'
championship of Washington Heights,
! dofcating Miss illian Adler in a hali
j mile match race. Time, 2:08 2-5.
Miss Elsie Muller delighted the spec
j tators by her work in an exhibition
j half-mile, skating the distance in 1:57
l flat. To cap the evening's entertain
! ment, Raymond Murray, the eight-year
| old juvenile speed champion of the
! world, skated a two-iap exhibition in
| 0:48. Baymond is just about as large
l as half a minute.
Triumphs Over Cutler
The Berkeley-Irving School defeated
the Cutler School in a basketball game
played on the former court yesterday
by a score of 25 to 17. The first half
was bitterly fought, with neither one
team nor the other being able to get a
(iecided lu'.vantage. The score at half
time was 14 to 13 in favor of Berkeley
Irving. It was the fast work of the
home team in the second period that
cinched for them the victory.
Bill for Sunday Bail
ALBAJ'Y, Jan. 13. ? Assemblyman
Owen M. Kernan, of New York, to
night introduced a bill permitting Sun?
day baseball games. Tho measure is
piUterned after the one of last year in
that no game shall be started before
2 p. m. Admission fees may be
ch-rged. The bill, if enacted into law,
would pcrmit municipalities to adopt
ordinanccs legalizing Sunday baseball.
Sergeant Flynn Deeorated
Sergeant Pat Flynn, the Paulist Ath?
letic Club star distance runner, was
recently cited and deeorated for brav?
ery in nction during the battle of Cha
Tobey in Fast
Game on Court
Vander Poel Proves Too
Much for Davis; Crimson
Wins Through Default
Play for the annual Metropolitan As?
sociation squash tennis team charapion
ships bofjan yesterday on the local
courts. The general showing was of an |
especialiy high character in view of
the fact that a number of the com?
petitors have only recentlv been re
eased from military serviee. The two
matches tlecided found a number of
he games going into extra sessions.
Tho Columbia Club team showed its
strength by easily defeating the Yale
l lub representatives on the Blue and
','. hite courts. The score was 4 matches i
to 1. The Harvard Club was also a ;
victor over the combined teams of the |
Princeton-Squash clubs by a margin of I
o games to 2.
The Crimson winning advantage was '
realized through a defaulted match,
the Princeton-Squash combination be?
ing unable to get a tifth man to com- '
plete its team.
I One of the bc-st matches in tho Har- |
| yard-Prlnceton-Squash series was that i
j in which J. V. Onativia, jr., Harvard I
Club, defeated Harold Tobey, Prince- j
, ton-Squa3h clubs, by a score of 12.15. j
| 15--G, 15?7. Both men are players of i
i high calibre. Onativia won perhaps
! for the reason that he is in better con
I dition at present than his opponent.
Tobey displayed all his oldtime ef
| outfouirht Onativia in a game enlivened
| fectiveness in the lirst set, in which he
j with many rallies. But this hard match
I considerably tired Tobey. who there?
after was unable effectively to combat
| the offensive playing of Onativia.
! Another good match resulted in a
' victory for W. H. Vander Pool. Prince
to -Squash clubs, over F. II. Davis,
Harvard Club, by a score of 15?5,
I 18?17. Vander Pool rallied strongly
I in the second set, and, overcoming the
j lead held by Davis, outfought him in
j the_ extra set issue of five aces.
The Columbia contingent was vastly
j stronger than its Eli opponents. I. H.
1 Cornell, Columbia Club, was forced to
i a three-pame set before he defeated J.
C. Tomlinson, Yale Club. by 15- 1.
13 IS, 15?12. Fred S. Keelerg the J
1 Columbia veteran, also won a good.'
! match over H. R. Carhart, Yale Club, '
i by a score of 18-13, 15-?4.
In the first game Keelcr started off
| slowly, but he soon got into his game,
j and after setting the match at 13 all j
! continued on, to collect his tive aces i
j while holding his opponent scoreless.
The summary: j
Annual Metropolitan Association Squash Teni ils ]
Team Championship: Flrst series Harvard Club rs. |
' Princeton Club; D. F. l'helps, Harvard Club, de?
feated A. U. Mittcndorf, Princeton-Squash clubs, j
l.'i? 5, 15?9, -T. V. Onativia. Jr.. Harvard Club, '
dcfea'ed Harold Tobey, Princeton-Rauash clubs, ;
12?13, 15?ii. 15?7. W, li. Vander Pool, Prii cc
ton-Squash clubs. defeated Frank H Davis, Har?
vard Club. 15?5, IS?17. Q. 11. Burden, Har
vaid Club, defeated F, *'-. Rcddcs, Princeton -
Squash clubs, 17- 15, 15?8. J. \V. Leo. Harvard
Club, won by default.
Final fiHirn: Hxrvard Club. threo matches;
Prlneeton-Squash clubs, two matches.
Columbia Club vs Yni>- Club, Frank M. Kldde,
Columbia Club. defeated Uvlngston Platt, Yale
Club. 15?12, 15?8. F. S. Keeler, Columbia Club,
defeated H. 11. Carhart, Yale Club, 18?1.1, 15?4,
I. H. Corncll. Celunibla Club, defeated ,1. C.
Tomlinson. Yale Club, 15?4. 13?18. 15?12, R,
L. Steebegn. I'oluuihla Club, defeated William
i Adams, Yalo Club, 15?9, 15?6. .1. A. Vietor.
I Yale Club. defeated II. Kellock. Columbia Club,
I 15?S, 12?15, 15?10.
, Final score: Columbia Club. four matches; YaJe
I Club, ouo match.
Spear and Jaeger
Win Opening Games
In Billiard Tourney
The winning competitors in the
opening matches of the national Class
C 18.2 balk line championship tourna?
ment under the auspicies of the Xa?
tional Association of Amateur Billiard
Players were George W. Spear ar.d
Jesse T. Jaeger. The annual series of
competitions began at Lawler Brothers'
Academy, Brooklyn, yesterday.
Spear defeated John Langdon by thc j
score of 150 points to 130. The win- j
ner's average was 2 32, 59 and his top j
run 13. Jaeger defeated E. C. McGill i
after the latter had led him through :
most of the game. The final tally was
150 points to 143. Jaeger's average
was 2 10/70; and his best run 12. Mc
Gill made the best run of the opening
matches with a cluster of 19.
Sixteen competitors are drawn for !
thc tournament, in three divisions, to i
compete with Ferdlnand Adams Unger, !
holder of the title and cup, for the j
championship. It is one of the best i
fields that has been brought together I
in several years.
Spear, recent winner of the Metro?
politan Class C title, was a trifle off
on his draw shots. Even his allotted I
practice under the rules of the Na- !
tional Association failed to steady him. j
Langdon by occasional deft work in
the corners easily led Spear until near !
the end. Langdon tallied 100 with ]
Spear at 88 at the end of the 48th :
inning. Then Spear began to execute
with greater freedom of stroke, count- !
ing solidly at the finish.
Jaeger, who is just discharged from
Army serviee, also trailed McGill most '
of thc way to the end. It was a lively
tilt, each striving for the shots and
missing by narrow margins. Neither i
ever left the other nnv.thing that
looked like a set-up. McGill's run of
19 on his eighth turn a1 the table was
a fine exposition of end rail play.
No Motor Boat Show
The National Association of Engine
and Boat Manufacturers has rescinded
its action and will hold r.o motor boat
shows this year, as had been planned.
Taxation to be placed upon the sale
and use of yachts and motor boats in
the new revenue bill is said to be the
Ne?v Orleans Entries
I-'lrst race (two-year-olds; pnrsp J.'.PO- three fnr
Ipngsl?TaUsman, 114. I Am pirii iu. \in?
Daile. 114; Blue Jcans. 114; Lady Ioni. 114;' Boher'
114; Guaranteed. 111; Hcrk an,! rK 114 ? Miss
Mlnks. 114; I.a I'rcs.ia. 114; Eulah F 114- Modist!
114: Aurlna. 114 Also eligihle: Lady Frfind. 114 '
Second race (threc-year-olds aud upward: cialm?
lng; purse $500; five and a l-.alf furli.nipo?Ollla :
MarUn. 116; Sir OUver. 113; Harry Bu'iioync lll i
Irish Mald 108; Thirty-seven, iW; BerHvnilin.: !
113; Kathihle. 108; Scmcena, 103; kemvard 116
Iilberator, 113; LitUo Princess, 108; Basly Mauel' ;
101. Alao eligible: Early Hight, 113; foxy Qriff ?
111; Rochester, 113; Leia. 109; lt. H. Anderson
113; Tom (ioose, 111. uwouu,
Tblrd raco (tbree-year-olds and upward: cialmlng
purse $,",00; tlvc and a half furlongs,?.lack K llt>:
Port Liiiht. 113; Scarpia II. 113; Opbella W ' los:
Words o' Wisdom, 10": Luftus. 113; Sir William
Johnson, 113; Ladona. 111; Onlco, 106; Jlin Waliclv
113; Smiling Hag. 108; Hlllle I!.. 111 AUo
oltgtble- Thursda) NIgbter, los. ,lav Thuin.-ll
113; Tom Caro, 113; Uu.-y Aiice, 103; Miss Krutcr.
111: Aima Louiso, 100.
Fourth race ithree-year-olds aml upward: claim- ?
Ing; purse $"00; five and a half furlongs)?Under
Fire, 118; Hidden Jewel, 108; I^ihalr. 108; Cobweb,
108; ArrhU- Alexander. 110; Rotueo, 108; Houdlnl
108; FU.rcncn Weber, I0o: Thotna* K McMahon'
10S; Ragnarok. 108; Rol Craig, los; Mnnulte, luj'
Ano eligible: Sllvery Ught, 108; Lov.il Peter 10S :
Docod, 10*; ChurclUU Downs. 108: Courcellea 105 ' '
Fifth race (Uiree-yoar-oldn aud upwatd; elaim
h.-g; purae $'ioo; one mlle)?Kate lirlgl.t. lo", ?
Amalett-. IK: Cobilt I.aas. 10.',; Keen Jano. 1)5;
Slxth race (thrw-year olds and upward; cialm?
lng; purae $J0O; one mlle and a elxtccnth,?Little
Cottage. 109: Nourcddln. 104; Queen Aimle. 104;
Itevlvor, 101; (irderly 109; Uary Hclie, 104 llronm
I'eddler 107; (llelpnrr. 101; Brother Jonnilian. Iul.
Lucky R. 104. Dundrcary, 1H4; Quln. 103.
Hoventh ra<e (thrce-yrarV.ds and upward; clalm
l(g; purw $500; one mllo and a quarteri --lllcliory
nul. ln:>; Keziah, 105; Han,77 Roae, B7; Ml.? Fan
nle. 105; l'ctlt Bleu. 105; Thlisl, 103; Ltall Coch?
Uwuiicr ckar. UliX iMk
ia Win at Squash
mai _a B _?\va_iu m _f% Pi Pn
^BY W.d.MACBETH ?
(Copyright, 1919, New York Tribune Inc.)
The older folkses get
Their minds go on the blink;
SometimesJ sit and think?
Sometitnes I only ser.
- Uncle Rastrns.
OUR OWN PEACE CONFERENCE
"Double the guard! Triple thc cashiers and checkers, and dust off the
poisoned checks!" barked Major General Kennedy, of the Waldorf ba?-.
"I see the first flight of magnates stooling in for the big baseball
The Bolshevik General Staff
- Nuisanee. ' |ji
That MEANEST Man
rT*HE MEANEST man has been discovered in a certain little tank town
-*- of North Carolina, if any faith is to ba put in village gossip. This
"hard boiled egg," so the story goes, is in the habit of giving his avaricious
little son?a chip off the old block?his choice between four bits an.,'
Sunday supper. Then he (the c<r.g) sits up most of the night for tbe kid ta
go to sleep so he can steal back the half meg without fuss or furcre.
And speaking of chestnuts, here's one dug out of grandfather's Mother
Here lies old Twenty Per Cent:
The more he got thc less hc spent;
The less hc spent tlie more he eraved?
// hc goes to hectven we'll all bc saved.
Philosophy of Child Culture
Life, these days, is just one darned milk bill after another.
Charge of the KEAVY Brigade
That cool five hundred our tooth butcher had the nerve to ask a rcckless
friend for rectifying an automobile accident.
The Modern Hjmdy-Andy
TT AND it to old Sheriff Bill MeGoehnn, our prideccssor, as the modern
A x Handy-Andy and Jack of All Trades. Though he moved heaven and
earth to get to the front line. hut all in vain (lie getting no nearer No
Man's Land than Camp Dix, N. J., wherer he is now stationed), friend Bill
has had a varied experience both before and after the war busted right in
his face on the eve of departure for overseas service.
At ru-esent Capt. (or Sheriff) Bill is in charge of Company A,
Fiftieth Infantry (Regulars), which, by thc way, was once commanded by
?. former President, Ulysses S. Grant. But on the side, down there, ho has
to put his sleuthing to accour.t. for hc is head fire marshal of the past.
After graduating from the second Plattsburg school Captain W. 0.
McGeehan was assigned to duty with an infantry regiment in Texas, but
almost immediately was recalled to Augusta tp take charge of a motor
truck transport corps. He narrowly missed the ignominy of setting forth
to Europe, armed with a monkey wrench. Then he was transferred to
Charlotte, N. C, where for a long spell he was in charge of the Incor
Next he was seen as head of the military poiice of this camp, featurir.g
a number of deadly encounters with moonshiners and their ilk. Switched
to Sevicr, where he caught on with the Fiftieth, he became the finest little
sheriff of his life as head commissioner of the military police force. And
now, at Dix, he is a fire marshal, or, rather, THE fire marshal.
"When I get out of the army," nens the Sheriff, "I'm going into
politics. I'm compctent now to run anything from a balky motor truck
to a Latin-American republic. I think I'm qualified for any office
in the Empire State for Governor to village dug snatcher. The
first hundred years in ihe army are always the toughest. Sure, it's
a great life if you don't weaken."
Many Former Athletic Stars
Aid Paris Olympic
Announcement that tlie American Ex?
peditionary Force will eonduct a ma
moth Olympio in Paris in May or .'fune
with contestapts from all Allied fight?
ing forces and that General Pershing
had invited the Allied armies to take
part in the contests excites kecn inter?
est among Knights of Columbus in this
The Knights of Columbus, through i
its overseas orjrantzation, is in a posi-1
tion to extend substantial aid to Amer?
ican soldiers desiring to compete in
the prop.sed Olympic games, and hun
dreds of Knights o:' Columbuj .ecre
taries will take up the work of getting
the American soli.iers ready to take
part in t'-e forthcoming contest.;.
In aquatics William J. Varley, win?
ner of the world's title in double _culls,
and Thi! J. Cross. who, al Travers Isl?
and, defeated some of the world's best
Bwimmers, will be at the soldier
vice; George Lamothcr, of BuiTaio,
will teach them how to use the broad
svord and foils; Alex McLean. of Bos?
ton, will pi ' them on the right track
for endurance contests; Michael Dug
gan, of Chicago, will guide them in
marksmen's competition; John
Mackey, playgrcund director for Chi?
cago, will give them pointers n sprint
ing and long distance events; Albert
Murray, of New York, will show 'om
how to throw the discus, and there are
a dozen Knights of Columbus secre
taries known as remarkable jumpers
Jack McAuliffe. -he undefeated light
weight boxer, can hvlp them get into
prime condition for any sort of an ath
etic contest. and the soldiers who e..
pect to enter the Olympic games can
always get assistance from 'hes. men
who know athletics f-om the groun-.l
up: Jake Carey, Rochester; Jimmy
Twyford, Brooklyn; Bill Friel. Colum?
bus, Ohio; Eddie Lehan, Philadelphia;
Sam Fitzpatrick, Xew York* Billy
Koche, New York; Jim Fox, Allentown,
Penn.; Biz Mackey, Jersey Citv; Bill
Coughlin. Pittsburgh; Bill McCabe,
Poughkeepsie; Tom Dowd, Boston;
Danny Dunn, Cleveland, and a hundr d
First rare (four-year-oldi aml upward- clalmlng
purse $500; flve and a half furloncsl?Mr Dooley
94, 'IVm TU 103. Wizard 103. Garonne 10:7 Robert
L. owen 103, Oibraltar 015. ___tl |03 KorTlc
107. Vf.lblc 107. Meanier 107. Lady Spendltiritt
10.-7 Dladl 113.
Second race (three-yetr-old maldens; rln'm'n?
purse J.'OO; five :ind a lialf furloiiga)? "O
tion 9ii, Weymouth Clrl 87: Bustai Clark 9
r<>t,o 101, linfartrap 101. Uaukt-r 102 The T ? ,., -
107. Sumluria 107. LltUo Mlslreas 108,
Tlilrd ra.e (fimr-year-.ilda a-.d upward; clalmlng
purse j.ioo; llTe and a ha'.f turloni.,1 Krancti
(rawford 101, ?Dlxle Ulghway 101. ?Atruc 108
Cliemuiig 10T. ISarton llo, Betelry Jaim_ 110'
Whlsuer.ng Hope 111, I.adv James 111 Browii
1'iince 118, Batteruxi 113. Haodi Oil 113,
Kourtli race tfour-year-olda nnd upward- clntra
Ing; pume $500; nvc aiid a l.alf furloaei). \u'...
Wriglit 101. ?PhedodoD 102, Georgo Duncao lm
?Attorney Mulr 104, Vlolet 104. Lyi-la 103 I_>ia
111, IIopo 113, Fraarueltt 110, Glorlno 111.'
Flflh rare (threeycar olds and upward; Inter
Ocean Handicap; purw 1700; *ii furlooga)?'IVUey
105, Hot-nlr 107. Milkman 117. Skiles Kn.h 1:0
Hlxth rae? (finir-year-olds and Upward: clalmlng'
purae. $500; slx turlongs,?I.ady Maivlmiakcr Br'
?Bteraian 102. Hcleti Atkln luJ, ? Mabel Trask 103
PeUax 107. Clark M. 107. Senator James 107. Ilal
lad 110, Lytlo 113. Trapptng 118, Damtrt IU.
?Apprentlra allowanee claiiue-.
Weather clear; txaxk ?ov4.
Four TVew Yorkerg
In Harvard Hockey
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13.?Foujr
ot the seven players which Harvard
ted against the Bo?ton hockey
team in its initial game were New
Yorkers, and two of those came pretty
near provirg the whole work3 in t'ne
Thomas M. Avery, substitute on last
year's fre.hman team, playing rover,
scored the >>oints that gave Harvard
a '?', to 7' victory.
Jabish Holmes, jr., like Avcry, is a
New York City boy, and his gual tend
ing kept t! e crack Boston forwards
from doing much business at thc net.
Some nf his steps bordered rn the
lous. Holmes risked his life
mlly as a French amhulanre
driver before entcring col'ege, in 1917,
and a little thir.g like goal guardir.g
possesse.3 ?" terror for him.
Frankie Mc.".!. Bacon, the regular
left wir.g. aiso hails from New York,
and, like his two pals, was a frcshman
last year. He made his letter in the
Ya!" game, but was not n regulnr
player. Lrng Island c'aims the otner
regular, Norman S. Walker, of Castlo
i.on Corners. Walker is plaving point.
He captair.cd the 1920 freshman team.
1 harley Adoma, another New Yorker,
is a substitute.
New Orleans Results
First ra,-.. 'twi-yrarolds; maidens; purso *M#;
'? 118 (Mitcalf) S!to 11 T
Marrtn May, 115 (Bu.tw.i.
.. -i I lo 3, second) Airnat. 1 ll
- x to 7 and ? to 5, thi,*
Back. Frank \V.. Diomede and Bone l>?? '
r .-?? (thraa IS00- _aa
and a half rurlongs >?Ellaabeth Marie' ioT
1. 2 to 1, uren, Bra;; l^rlat 102
IO 1 8 ... 1 and 4 to 1. ?,',.,,?
g ?;? '? ' ><> 1. 8 to 5 and 4 to 5.
g. Tidal. 1'luHada.
I Kddla rraotcr. Kid C Kn-.er
an I Vertty. also ran ??"...?*
. ?r'1 '; ear-olda and upward; rlalm
1500 Sre and a half Mr!?tu?)-Ke.-n_
1 lo 3 and out. nr.i. 5li":
" ???"?? ? ?' ' - t lo 5 and S tn
113 (ConueUy). 8 t? 1 3
Bob 1! ?.?!;>. Blue Banaock. Busy Joa
an I Ermlntaua aiso ran
Kourtu race Itliree-yesr-oldi aid upnard- ruroe
112 ir l?oMn?.,r ? ,
10 5, 1 to 5 and out, flrst; Dramic. |04 (Murphy)
> to 1. 6 to .. and 7 ta 5 iccond; Buford M
[C?^. r to 1. * to 1 and 4 to 6. tl.lrd TW
Bhannon Itui e? and B-foa ltolls also ran.
1 ?? . race (The Parar ( lalmku Uar.dicap
ll olds and upward: jmrac ftioo. one c_j?
gu ir, 10J IMoooa) 4 to I
B to 5 and 7 to 10. ftrat; K.-*ple o'N'rll. lor
?' '" ' - to 1 s-id 4 to ;, seoonn
Cadillae. 110 (JohnsonI I t? l. . IO - ,,?_
?"? i ? vi" I Tl ... 1.4T4-B,
HaLv Luuli. i.hjmi.j and I.U and Calls also
Sixth race (ll:rcevear-olds and upward claim.
Int!; puoe 1600: one mile ar.d seventy >a:,7
Kk.t. in: il-.sori. 1 tn 1. s tO ', and 4 tn 5
III iMlttlteuil. T to S r t i 'i
and r t.. io. i
20 to 1. B to 1 and I to 1. tntrd Time S ,
Banefactor, virginia \v . .suuBaOi. Haxhiaa
Journo. Vlntag D v A.m, > .
L_dy I.n-na and Augustua also ran.
Hrventlt race (four-yaar-Olda and upward. cl?ln<.
iua. purae M00; one mile and a sliieenth) - Ha>>v
Z;- Z !_*??*>? !'? '" i ? "? > ??"! j 5 i.
r ' to I 1 to 2 and
<.m. aeepnd Mary ll.. M ilturkr). g to S _ '
u> .. an.l i i., -,. third Tlaw ii
Ulaa Wi ,. l.ula V.. Bnmu'a F-vuUU '
a-9 llundo also raa. ?????