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Yale Athletes to Make Trip to England if Oxford and Cambridge Accept Challenge
Harvard Team Invited
By New Haven Officials
Elis Take Lead in Arrang?
ing International Meet
for Next S u m m e r
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 15.?Yale
track athletic officials to-night said
that they had taken the lead In arrang?
ing the proposed track meet with Ox?
ford and Cambridge, had invited Har?
vard to join them, had opened nego?
tiations with the English universities
and were expecting a reply. Moreover,
Yale, while hoping thai Harvard will
join them in arranging the meet, has
voted to carry it through, no matter if
Harvard declines, should the English?
men accept the challenge.
A statement was given out to-night
reviewing Yale's efforts to arrange the
meet, and the text of the letter sent to
'he English universities by Professor
Mendell, head of the\Yale athletic sys?
tem, was announced. The Yale track
athletic official's statement follows:
"The statement from Cambridge,
Mass., to-day that Oxford and Cam?
bridge universities have challenged
Yale and Harvard to a track meet in
England in July and that Harvard
has accepted the challenge, while
Yale is still undecided, is slightly er?
"In all fairness to the English uni?
versities it must be stated that no
chaiiengo has been received from
them. In accordance with the ap?
proval of the Yale athletic board of
control, the Yale authorities have
communicated with Harvard as to
the desirability of sending a chal?
lenge to the two English universities
and Professor Mendell, chairman of
the board of control, has written
Oxford and Cambridge asking
whether they will consider the chal?
lenge to the two English universities,
summer with Yale and Harvard.
"The Yale board of control voted
inst month to sanction a meet with
the English universities, even if Har?
vard should find it impossible to
The letter sent to Oxford and Cam?
"President of the Athletic Associa?
"Dear Sir: A considerable number
of graduates and undergraduates of
the universities of Harvard and Yale
have been very much interested since
coming back from Europe at the end
of the war in the possibility of an?
other track meet between a team
composed of their track athletes and
one representing Oxford and Cam?
bridge. Whether such an event is
feasible or mit I cannot say, nor can
I speak authoritatively for either
Harvard or Yule. But I am anxious
to lind out whether our universities .
are interested in the plan and
whether you would welcome a chal?
lenge from these two American uni?
versities for a meet to be held in
London some time next July if such
a challenge were to be 6ent.
"It has seemed to a great many of
us that the reopening of athletic re?
lations between these English and
American universities, either this
year or next would be an excellent
move toward cementing our friend?
ships begun during the last few
"If we were to succeed in arrang
To Quit as Yale
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec.
15.?Goaded by inces?
sant criticism of his football
coaching this fall, Dr. Albert
Hayes Sharpe, Yale's new ath?
letic director, said to-night:
"If Yale alumni and under?
graduates really attribute the
loss of the Harvard and
Princeton games to my coach?
ing and want to bring Tad
Jones back as head coach, I
shall not demand that Yale
carry out my three-year con?
"If my work is unsatisfac?
tory and there is a popular de?
mand that I go, I will go.
There have been cliques that
were not working for the best
interests of Yale, and there
was no harmony. There is too
great a bridge between the
academic and the scientific de?
partment. Yale lost its two
biggest games because of
Dr. Sharpe was asked to
comment on the statement
made last week by Trainer
John Mack to the effect that,
when an eleven is on the
1-yard line and cannot score
because of a missed signal,
something is wrong. He an?
"The play that was called
for was an off tackle play, |and
Braden, who took the ball,
went through centre."
"Then Braden disobeyed
"Either that or he misun?
lng such a meet for next July there
would necessarily be a great deal of
preparation to be made on this side
and I would very much appreciate it
if you would let us know at an early
date whether in your opinion such a
plan would be acceptable to the
athletic authorities of Oxford and
"With the sincere hope that the
future relationship between our uni?
versities may be even more close and
cordial than they were in the past,
"Yours very sincerely,
"CLARENCE W. MENDELL,
"Chairman of the Athletic Board of
Control, Yale University."
?Big Three " Will Number
Football Players in 1920
Yale and Harvard Sure
to Follow Princeton's !
Lead ; Public to Benefit
By Ray McCarthy
Harvard, Yalo and Princeton, the
only threo colleges in the East that
j have not had their football players
numbered, will fall in line next sea?
son by adopting the tagging system.
Only last week Princeton announced
that its gridiron warriors would wear
numerals next fall, and yesterday Har?
vard came forth with the announce?
ment that the football authorities are
. not likely to stand in the way of the
numbering system for players. The
? Yalo authorities have declared that if
Harvard and Princeton adopt the sys
*' t emthe Bluo will do likewise.
Princeton numbered ils gridiron play
9 era several years ago, but discarded
S the idea when Harvard and Yale
i stuck to the old fashion of unadorned
? jerseys. Every other big college within
t?, the past decade has adopted the mark
? ing method for its players with ex
** collent results, but the "Big Three"
hi have remained obdurate in their re
? fosal to change.
S However, within the past few years,
S and especially during the season just
*? closed, there has been so much corn?
il plaint on the part of the alumni and
* the general football public because the
I players of the "Big Three" were not
,'* numbered, that pressure has been
j. brought to bear on those in charge to
* change this condition.
No Reason for Refusal
It is argued that the pleasure of
* thousands who have the interests of the
5universities and football at heart and
?who aid in the financial support of
?athletics at the "Big Three" is mini
Sxnized because? the players cannot be
Kdistinguished, Further, it is contend
Ped that no good reason exists for such
In commenting on the subject Fred
IW, Moore, graduate-treasurer of Har
,vard athletics, said:
"Heretofore the chief objection to
numbering of players has been the ad
.. vantage it has been to scouts, who were
?enabled by its use to get the plays of
*'their opponents down to a mathemat?
ical certainty. However, if it were
I adopted generally this advantage would
S be offset.
.m "It has been the sentiment at Ffar
* varcJ In the past also that by number
. ing the players the individual will be
-"'exalter rather than the entire team,
?particularly when the backfteld man is
???enabled to make ?\ long run through the
1 efforts of the unnoticed guard or
?> tackle who clears the waj and makes
tlw run possible.
E "In a sense, the numbering of the
> men tends to make the team, in the
eyes of the spectators, eleven individ?
uals instead of a unit. However, it is
true, that some one must be given
I credit for the brilliant plays, and it is
? better to have this given to the player
j to whom it is due, and there is no
?doubt that the adoption of the numbers
would result in more correct informa
| tion to spectators and to the press."
Now that the "Big Three" have fallen
? into line, only two service academies,
.West Point and Annapolis, remain
among the unnumbered. The matter,
lira been brought to the attention of
the authorities at both institutions, but
the silence is mill unbroken. |
Clark, Star Guard
On Harvard Eleven,
Not To Make Trip
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Dec. 15.- The
Harvard football squad has started in
i earnest to get into condition for the
game with the University of Oregon
on the Pacific Coast New Year's Day.
'? Although most of the members of the
Crimson squad went to their homes
j over the week-end as a sort of Christ?
mas visit, inasmuch as they will be en
; route on the 25th each man was ordered
I by trainer Pooch Donovan to do at
least a mile of road work.
Arthur Clark, one of the Harvard
guards, announced to-night that he
! would not take the trip with tho team,
I upon advice of his physician. He said
i bo had played through the season
' against the wishes of the physician and
I his family, who considered that n pre
! vious injury to his back made it dan
: gerous for him to participate in foot?
To-day the players were out in togs
| limbering up. They also put in a ses
! sion of "gym" exercise and a short
drill in signals. Later in the week the
i team will have ft chance to try out its
, defence against the Oregon formations.
j Hamilton Corbett, of the 1910 team, is
i a resident of Portland and is sending
i what information he has about the
The Oregon team is said to be a
: capable aggregation which is sure to
give the Crimson plenty of opposition.
The coast team has suffered nut one
defeat this season, that by Washington
State, the score beine 7 to 0. Oregon, it
; is reported, outplayed its opponents,
i but a fumble enabled Washington to
! score A touchdown. Washington, Uni?
versity, Oregon State and Idaho all were
j defeated by the Oregon team.
Jersey Pugilist Dies
After Bout at Amboy
NEWARK. N. .T., Dec. 15.?Louis
Roski ("Louis Russell"), a pugilist
1 from Milltown, who collapsed In his
dressing room after a bout with John
Carroll at the Amboy Sporting Club
' Thursday night, died last night at the
City Hospital. This is the fourth
death following ring contests since
boxing was legalized in New Jersey, in
March, 1918. John S. Smith, chairman
of the State Boxing Commission, has
started an investigation.
Roski was knocked down twice dur
; ing the bout, which was finally stopped.
Club officials say he struck his head
' on the cement floor of the dressing
room when he collapsed and that his
death was due to this rather than to
tho blows he sustained during the
12 Yale Skaters on Trip
NEW HAVEN, Dec. 15. ? The Yale
hockey squad of seventeen men to-day
was ordered to report December 26 at
Lake Placid and practice for two days,
v. hen the team ot twelve members will
depart for the Canadian trip. Five
games are to be played in the Domin
ton; the last one December SO against!
the Thf&rj, of iiamiltoa. '
Wonder What a Man Window Shopping Thinks About - - By briggs
(Oupy right. 1919, New York Tribun? Inc.)
Navy Adds Western
Eleven to Schedule:
Seven Other Games
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 15- The ,
Naval Academy football schedule for >
1920 contains a list of opponents cov?
ering a wide field, though some of the
stronger elevens which were willing to ;
play at Annapolis could not be ac- \
commodated. It was decided that
Princeton, West Point and Georgetown
afforded all the big games desired.
Tho only date not filled is October 9.
which is likely to go to Maryland
State. No game is wanted for Novem?
ber 20, just a week before final con?
test against the Army team.
This is the schedule:
October 2, North Carolina State; Oc?
tober 16, Bucknell; October 2.r>, Prince?
ton; October 30, Western Reserve; No?
vember 6, Georgetown; November 121,
University of South Carolina; Novem?
ber 27, United State Military Academy.
Princeton will bo played at Princeton
and the Military Academy probably at
New York. All tho games aro arranged
Centre College, Georgia Tech, Wash?
ington and Lee and the Universities
of Nebraska and Detroit were among
the teams which expressed a willing?
ness to play at Annapolis during the
season of 1920.
Eighteen Get Football
Letter at Lafayette
EASTON, Pa., Dec. 15.?-At a special
meeting to-day of the Lafayette Col
: lege "L" Club, "Shorty" Gazella, the
: former A. E. F. star; "Duke" Wilson,
i the ex-Radnor High School athlete;
? Bill Seeman, of Kiskl, and Frank Smith,
i an Easton High School product, were
; awarded their varsity letters for foot
? ball. These men did not play in the
required number of periods.
j This brings tho number of varsity
! men who have been granted their let
! ter for football up to eighteen. They
; are Weiden, Lebecka, Hauser, Sigel,
1 Seaman, Gazella, Ziegler, Dumol, Smith,
! Williams, Wilson, Schwab, D. Brown,
; Wolbert, Bedncr, Scott, Russ and Man?
ager E. J. Fox.
; Berkeley Irving Tossers
Double Franklin's Seore
Berkeley Irving School overwhelmed
1 Franklin School by u score of 30 to 11)
j in a basketball contest on the hitter's
court yesterday. During the first half
! Berkeley was surprised by the attack
of Franklin, which led at the end of
this period by 9 to 8.
BERKELEY(SO) Pos. FRANKLIN (IB)
Tallaferro.R. r,. Rainier
Fish.!.. G.U.1 In:., ?p.
Coals from field?Berkeley Irvlnfr, J1 ??i;-:
(3), Culver (ii), Maurice (2), Fish (7)
Franklin, Minton, Frank (3), Bianchi.
Goals from foul?Tallaferro .2), Minton
(5). Referee?Harkowltz. Time of halves
: ?18 minutes.
D<? La Salle Registers
Seventh Court Victory
De La Salle Institute tive registered
; its seventh straight victory when it
, downed the Trinity School basketball
j team on the hitter's court yesterday by
a score of 25 to 11. The Trinity boys
trailed their rivals by 13 to .' "in the
i first half, but weakened thereafter,
? Gillespie and Murphy, both <>'.' De La
' Salle, shared honors with four field
: goals each.
i DE) LA SALLE) (2?) TRINITY (11)
i Mae rano.1? F.Van H nbury
I Moeschen.it. F.Wilder
| Cil.esple.font- r.1:. 1 ?? . I .:
Graham.....It. G.?.; i.?? ?
Murphy.L. G.'.'. Brudei
Substitutes?Pe I.a Salle, Dunn for Ma
crane, Gaffney for Moeschen, Jordan for
Graham; Trinity, Moyse for H. Deetz, Bui
; .Iff. for O. Deetz. Coals from rl? d D.
i La Salle, Moeschen (8), Graham, Oillesp a
? (4). Murphy (4); Trinity. "Wilder, It Deetz
? G. Deitz, Bruder (2). Referee?Schllcker
I'rinity. Timo of halves?15 and 20 min
Cubs to Start February 28
CHICAGO, Dec. 15.?The Chicago Na?
tional League baseball club will leave
February 28 for Pasadena, Cal., to be?
gin its spring training season. This is
the earliest date the team has left for
its training camp in four years. It is
made possible by the new "league rule
which gives a team six weeks in which
lu? (/1* vK I Llvl ?il I
Vg?/ ^^ Grantlan? Rice
\ (Copyright, 1919, Neio York Tribune Inc.)
Penshots of 1919 Champions
No. 3?Davison Herron
When Evans, from his lofty height,
Unfurled his mashie on the air?
When Ouimct gave the bill a smite
And made the gaping duffers stare?
Where experts congregate and rave,
How many said: "Look out for Dave"?
His rotund form teas overlooked,
And yet, emerging from the rut,
He rarely ever sliced or hooked
And almost never missed a putt;
And I should say that's nearly all
You have to do to get the call.
Up From the Mists
When the amateur golf championship for 1919 opened over the verj
i fine Oakmont course there were four favorites placed above the field.
These four men were Chick Evans, Francis Ouimet, Bobby Jones anc
Robert A. Gardner.
Dave Herron was given ?some consideration, because it was known tha'
he played Oakmont well, but those who had looked over his past cham
pionship record refused to take him very seriously.
This was a logical deduction. In 1915 at Detroit, his first start, Herroi
had been dropped in his first match. ?
In 1916 at Merion he had failed to qualify among the thirty-two select
Upon what basis, then, should he be lifted up with Evans, Ouimct
Gardner and Jones?
Through the Tournament
Herron started the tournament with a wonderful mental attitude
He did not look forward to winning, nor did he become overanxious o
depressed. He began playing as if each round was merely a friendly battl
l'or a ball a bole. He showed no trace of elation when he holed a good put
not any sign of annoyance when he missed a short one.
He merey went plugging his way along, playing fine golf from tb
first day out.
Herron failed to turn in a single erratic round. His steadiness wa
hooked to brilliant dashes?such as the 35 going out he slipped to Thomj.
son, of Canada, in a driving rain.
When he reached the final round against Bobby Jones he was at th
top of his game?confident in the use of every club, with the puttin
touch as sure and as deadly as the Travis-Travers brand of other year
He not only holed 8 and 10 and 15 feet putts consistently, but he wer
alter each as if he fully expected to drop the ball in the cup.
Earned His Place
When a man plays the best golf in a tournament from Saturds
through Saturday, when in the final stretch he is able to play thirty-tv
holes two better than 4's over one of the most rugged tests in the realm <
golf, there is no great question as to how he has met the test. Herri
had to be at his best to beat Bobby Jones, for the Atlanta youngster he
on grimly the greater part of the way against putting exhibitions th;
would have broken the soul of the normal contender.
But there wasn't a period where Herron developed the slightest atta<
Herr?n yet hasn't developed the variety of strokes that belong
Evans, Ouimet or Jones.
But when a golfer can play these three shots?a long, straight dri
down the middle, a high mashie or mashie niblick pitch to the green, ai
a deadly putting touch?he is going to be a difficult proposition to ove
throw if he hasn't another stroke to offer. Herron is a tremendous hitt
in the way of carry, and he has an ideal temperament for play?t
ability to concentrate upon the stroke that is to be played next, unmindf
of past mistakes nor yet buoyed up with any dreams of beating par.
Herron is much more likely, on the average, to be steady than bri
iant. For this reason in a championship where nerves are a trifle ta
he will always be a dangerous factor with the confidence engendered by 1
For it means a lot in a golf championship to break through the i
the first time. And now Dave is safely through, confidently waiting 1
1920 to roll around.
154 Games in Southern
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Dec. 15.?John D.
Martin, of Memphis, was re?lected
; president of the Southern Association
of Baseball Clubs and a playing season
of 154 games was adopted at the open
; ing session to-day of the annual meet
I ing here. April 15 was fixed as open
1 ing day of the 1920 season?
Cannefax to Play Otis
Bob Cannefax, the three-cushion bill?
iard champion, will meet Charles Otis,
a former title-holder, in a 150-point
match at The Friars the last three
days of this month. Cannefax is wag?
ering $750 to $500 to be put up by
Otis. The latter recently defeated the
champion in a similar match.
Duties as Official
Of New York Club
Joseph P. O'Brien, the new secre?
tary of the New York Giants, has
taken charge of the Fifth Avenue
Building oflices and was busy renewing
old-time acquaintances yesterday.
John B. Foster, the retiring secretary,
will remain a week or ten days to
familiarizo his successor with the
For years Foster has been a popular
official. New York football fans owe
him a debt of gratitude. It was his
untiring efforts that brought annual
Army-Navy and other major gridiron
! battles to the Polo Grounds.
Foster appears to have no immedi
; ate business plans. He is the editor
| of the "Spalding Guide" and the "Spald
ing Record Book," which publications
are almost ready for the presses. This
work completed he intends to take a
rest, and will doubtless visit the Dover
Hall Club, near Brunswick, Ga.
Joe O'Brien is a familiar figure to
? New York fandom and a capable ex?
ecutive. Indeed, ho was club secretary
with the late John T. Brush and pre?
ceded Foster in office. O'Brien is a
baseball man of varied experience,
whose career has been brilliant in the
extreme. As president of the Amer
j ?can Association he placed the ('lass
AA circuit in the first rank of minor
? league baseball.
Opening Court Games
Will Be Played Jan. 14
The Metropolitan Association bas?
ketball championship committee an
> nounccd at Us meeting last night that
the opening games of the 145-pound
i class will begin on January 14, with
i other matches on the 17th and 24th.
| Four games aro to be played on the
; first two dates and three contests on
\ tho last. Entries will close on Jan
? uary 5 and on tho following evening
. the committee will convene to com?
plete the schedule.
Representatives from six clubs in
the local district attended the meeting
? last night, but th* committee expects
| twelve to fifteen teams will compete.
i It was voted to permit eight members
to constitute a team and to award eight
gold metals to the winning team and
eight silver medals to the second team.
Zbyszko on Mat To-night
Vvladek Zbyszko will wrestle Bob
Montague, the Belgian giant, in a finish
: match at Columbia Hall, Richmond
? Hill, to-night.
Long Trips To Be Resumed ;
Senators9 Sale Strength?
ens Ban Johnson's Hand
By W. J. Macbeth
Practically all sixteen of the major :
league clubs have decided upon spring
training camps for 1920, and most of
them will hark back to the old days
of long trips and pretentious retinues.
Texas, Florida and Georgia, as has
been the case for many years, continue
the favored states for spring condi?
tioning. It is known that, at least
three major outfits will Invade, each of
these commonwealths. The. Giants will
train at San Antonio, Tex., and the
Chicago White Sox at Waxahatchie.
Branch Rickey will take the St. Louis
Cardinals to Brownsille, in the Lone
Star State. Dreyfuss will let his new
manager, George Gibson, select the
training site, and Gibby is known to
dole on Texas. He may even take a
thance with Mariin.
The Yankees and Dodgers will re?
turn to Jacksonvill.% Fla. Pat Horan
is going to take the world's champion
Reds to Miami. Cincinnati went to
Texas last spring and encountered the
most provoking weather of history.
The club had to train on the railroad
tracks, yet overcame the handicaps
and won the highest honors in base?
ball. Most managers in Moran's posi?
tion would string along with Texas on
a hunch, but Pat is not superstitious.
Clark Griffith will take his Senators
back to Augusta. Ga., while Hugh Jen?
nings will return to Macon with the
Detroit Tigers. The Boston Braves will
train again at Columbus, Ga.
Alabama and Louisiana will each
claim two major league clubs; Cleve?
land returns to New Orleans and Con?
nie Mack will forsake Shibe Park for
Lae Charles, La. The St. Louis Browns
will go to Mobile and the Phillies to
Tho Cubs are to train at Pasadena.
Calif., where they prepared for the
pennant triumph of 1918. Harry Fra
zee and Barrow have practically de?
cided to take the Boston Red Sox to
Hot Springs, Ark.
There will be at least three inter
league spring series and joint trips
northward. Irrespective of where Bos?
ton may train the Red Sox will hook
up with the Giants for a series in
Texas and intervening points. Once
more the Yankees will engage the
Dodgers, while the Braves and Tigers
will tour northward in company.
Johnson's Support Bolstered
The sale of the Washington club to
William Richardson, a Philadelphia
broker, and Clark Griffith, part owner
and manager of the team, strengthens
Ban Johnson's hand in his fight against
Prior to the annual meeting of the
I American League in this city last week
Washington appeared the weak link in
Ban's "loyal" chain of supporters.
Washington, owned by a multitude of
small stockholders, was quite discour?
aged over the outlook for war, it is
said, and was about ready to swing
over to the -evolutionists to defeat the
elimination of the old board of direc?
tors, when Griffith discovered a pur?
chaser for the majority stock of the
club. Upon the completion of the deal
Griffith announced that the clubs policy
in the fight would remain unchanged -
Washington would continue to support
: Mr. Johnson.
One more vote before the meeting
| would have effected a triumph for the
opponents of Johnson, for it would
i have created a deadlock and retained
j the old board in power. Two votes are
now required to effect a change of
j league policy in a strictly baseball pro?
cedure. With all hope for Washington
| lost, the belligerents can never expect
a change of heart witl.in two opposition
| clubs. Cleveland, St. Louis and Phila
i delphia of necessity must remain ada
? mant. Which means a light to the
death in the courts.
This legal fight is to open to-morrow
| in Part I of the Supreme Court, before
? Justice Lydon. The opening move is
i an order for all the books, papers and
j documents of the Cleveland club that
i would tend to prove Mr. Johi son's rela
i tions with the property. He claims to
1 hold $58,500 in stock as collateral for a
| loan. The revolutionists charge that he
j is a stockholder in the club to that
SI Sanborn, president of the Base
| ball Writers' Association of America,
j who doubtless will represent the
I scribes on the proposed new joint rules
! committee, suggests the abolition of
stolen bases when such are gifts of a
: team which has a good lead.
| It is true such steals, often seen in
'. the late innings, are neither just nor
| merited. But it would be an Injustice
to a conscientious runner to deprive
i him of the fruit of his enterprise.
\ Furthermore in scoring eery advance
must be accounted for.
The fan would prefer a play in every
emergency. This nuisance could very
j easily be remedied by charging a
| passed ball against the catcher with
every such steal if no play were made
1 to foil the runner.
Strong Centre College Team
Charged With Professionalism
The recent charges against the Cen-j
ter College football team, that it is I
an eleven made up mostly of profes?
sional players, brought by West Vir?
ginia University, which was defeated
by Center this season, may mean that
Harvard will cancel its game with the !
Kentucky institution for next fall, if
the allegations are proved.
Center, by defeating West Virginia,
one of the best teams in the country,
and by scoring 485 points for the sea?
son, as well as by defeating Indiana
and others, stamped itself as one of
the star elevens of the year. Then
came the charge recently that the Cen?
ter squad wasn't a college team at all,
but an eleven composed mostly of
This allegation is contained in "Tl 3
Athenaeum," the college publication of
West Virginia University. Earl Smith,
a former West Virginia student and
editor of "The Fairmont (W. Va.)
Times," made an investigation and "The
Athenaeum" story was the result. The
article says in part:
"To start at the beginning, the
race horse people of Lexington, that
big sporting Kentucky town, wanted
a football team that could defeat
Camp Taylor, at Louisville, during
the season of 1918.
"Two men were hired to form a
? team. One was Moran, the coach,
who came from Texas and has a line
on good material there. The other
was Jim Durfee, Columbus (Ohio)
Bportsman and referee. Moran went
to Fort Worth and got five boys,
including Roberts. They were brought
to D&nville and were found wanting.
They were not good enough. Then
Durfee got in his work.
"James knew in Ohio the Nesser
boys (there used to be nine of theml,
who were all good enough for pro?
fessional teams and who were all in?
eligible for college play.
"Since all were ineligible, it was
decided to play them under the
names of the Texas students who
lived so far away from home folk
that no one was likely to discover
the fraud. Camp Taylor was de?
feated, a lot of money was won, and
then it was decided to keep the team
intact for 1919."
The investigation, it is said, als<
showed that efforts this year had beer
made to obtain Wesleyan, star tackl<
of other days, who now lives at Wheel
ing, W. Va., but that Moran had failed
It is also alleged that on the daj
that West Virginia was defeated a
Charlestown, Nesser, one of the bes
fullbacks ever developed in Ohio, va:
playing his position under the narm
of Roberts, the Texas youth.
Of course. Center denied the allega
tion and in turn charged that Rodgers
the West Virginia captain and sta
fullback, was a professional, havin
played baseball in th? Steel League.
What goes up a chimney
up and down a chimney
Why, a Christmas um?
brella, of course'
You'll travel far to find
any handsomer line of trav?
elling bags than we show
at our four convenient cor?
Fine line of wardrobe trunks, ic'.t btft
j and suit case;', too.
Other suggestions in?
clude silk dressing gowns,
?silk neckwear, silk socks,
' silk shirts, silk pajamas, in?
House slippers ga'i re
Skates, skating shoes,
| skis, snow shoes, bicycles?
| everything in Sporting
Gift order forms
Winter suits. A wealth
I of imported worsteds, chev
iiots and tweeds.
| Rogers Peet Company
at 13th St "Four at 34th St.
Broadway Corners'' Fifth Ave.
at Warren at 41st St
And Dundee Post
Forfeits for Bout
Benny Leonard and Johnny Dundee
have been signed for what has the oar
marks of a championship bout The
fight will be held at New Haven on
January 16, and will be for twenty
rounds to a decision. It probably will
be held under the indorsement of the
Army, Navy and Civilian Board of Box?
ing Control, which body will select a
referee and two judges for the bout.
Forfeits of $3,.r>00 were posted yes?
terday by tho principals, who have
agreed that the weight should be 135
pounds, the lightweight limit which
has been decided upon by the Army,
I Navy and Civilian Board. Of course,
Dundee will have no trouble in mak?
ing the weight, but Leonard frequently
\ has gone into the rin-? a few poun<i*
| heavier, and may have to do
strenuous work to make the weicht.
Leonard and Dundee have fought
! many no-decision contests, Leonard
' usually earning the popular decision.
I This bout will give Giuseppe Carrara,
: which is Dundee's name out of the
j ring, a chance for the champions!.".
i From the form that Leonard has been
i showing of late, it will be a rath'1"
slim chance. Tho handy manner >"
; which Leonard disposed of Mel Coogan
i in Jersey the other niprht indicates that
| Leonard will be at the top of his form
i when he meets Dundee at New Haven.
' And when Leonard is right there is no
! body within ten pounds of his weight
| who should worry him to any extent.
I Comiskey Insists Sox
Put Forth Best Efforts
CHICAGO. Dec. l?r>. Rumors that
several members of the White Sox did
| not put forth their best efforts ?lurir.J
| the world's series were denied to-day
| by President Charles Comiskey.
Comiskey, who said he had investi"
i gated the rumors since the report?
? were first heard at the close of the
! series, declared he has found no in?
dication of "double crossing" by any
of the players.
Seek Seeman-Donze Bout
Several amateur clubs of the city are
eager to place Sol Seeman, Krooklyi
A. A., and Ashton Donze, of New "r"
leans, as the feature attraction of *n
amateur boxinp tourney. Donze is ?x"
pected back from a Scandinavian tour
within a few days and it is expected
he will be matched against Seeman M
a special bout. Seeman and Donze were
the finalists in their class for the tr'.P
overseas with Donze a victor through
aggressiveness in the last half-miriut?
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