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Ruppert Praises Retiring Head of National Commission, but Suggests No Successor
No Personal Antagonism
To Herrmann, Says Colonel
President of Yankees Explains He and Other Clul
Owners Merely Feel Chairmanship Should B<
Held by Person Not Connected With Game
By W. J. Macbeth
The announcement from Cincinnati that August Herrmann har.
resigned the chairmanship of the National Commission, his resignatior
* to become effective after February 11, was well received by Colone
Jacob Ruppert and William F. Baker, members of the respective majoi
league committees appointed a year ago to secure a successor to th<
"1-?^,.,..??.,,1 ?? __!J C?l?^?1 TJ,.?^?T-t <t>?-.
yesterday, "I had absolutely no per?
sonal feeling against Mr. Herrmann.
Instead, I had the greatest admiration
for his executive ability and for the
fairness with which he administered
the office for more than sixteen years.
I realize, also, that it will be difficult
for us to find so competent an official,
because Mr. Herrmann has grown up
with the organization of professional
baseball and is conversant with its
?very intricate angle.
"Yet certain club owners of the
American League, the majority of the
club owners of the National League
and myself feel and have felt for some
time that the best interests of base
_ ball could not be served by having as
chairman of the National Commission
any one directly interested in the pro?
motion of the game.
Asked to Quit Reds
"Some time ago, before the latest re?
organization of the Cincinnati Na?
tional League Baseball Club, this sen?
timent was pointed out clearly to Mr.
Herrmann. He was told that the of?
fice was his formule if he should retire
as president of the Cincinnati club.
He remained president of the Reds,
and 1 am very glad that he did, for
now he represents a world's champion
team and a fine investment, and I hope
he continues to prosper every year as
he prospered in 1919 as president of
the Cincinnati Reds."
"I believe," said William F. Baker,
president of the Philadelphia National
League Club, "that Mr. Herrmann has
been prompted to act in what he con?
siders to be best for baseball. No
one impugned his qualifications for
*he office nor his innate honesty. But
certain t/f us of the National League
believed it did not become the dignity
of a National League club president
to head a board in which might arise
some question of great personal inter?
est to the club owners he represented.
"When the Cincinnati club won the
National League championship," con?
tinued Mr. Baker,-: "the delicacv of Mr.
Herrmann's position was magnified in
our eyes. Now, however, thit the way
is clear for the committees to pro?
ceed in their vork of selecting a suc?
cessor to the chair, the situation be?
gins to clear itself. Much remains to
be done in the interests of baseball
in general before the openng of an?
other season, and the deadlock that
prevailed in the National Commission
chairmanship simply blocked all hope
of favorable legislation. The track is
now cleared; the rest should be easy."
Neither Colonel Ruppert nor Mr.
Baker would intimate officially the
names of any of the candidates they
may have in mind for the commission
chairmanship, though both had ad
mitted previously that Judge Kenesaw
Mountain Landis, William H. ("Big
Bill") Edwards, John Conway Toole
and John B. Foster are among a lot
of names that have been suggested.
"It should be easy enough to get
the proper man to fit the office," said
Colonel Ruppert, ''if we are only able '?.'?
make the office fit the man. So fp.'
we have been utterly in the dark as
to what terms we may propose. It is
senseless to think that any man vf
great standing would wish to give up
a, possible lucrative office for one that
did not return a better salary and one
which assured occupation for not more
than one year.
Question of Salary
"So far we have been unable to learn
just how far the two leagues would
care to go in the matter of salary.
These arc only a few details that must
be forthcoming before we can act. It
would be an injustice ror us otherwise
to tender the office to any one."
The crisis in the fight between the
factions in the American League
should develop within the next month.
Presidents Ban Johnson and John A.
Heydler, of the American and National
leagues, respectively, have agreed
upon Chicago and February 11 as the
place and date for a joint meeting on
schedules between the two major
leagues. Messrs. Johnson and Heyd?
ler 'left Cincinnati Thursday night foi
an obscure winter resort of Louisi?
ana to prepare the rough /Iran of
playing dates for 1920. These date?
will be revised and corrected untii
mutually satisfactory and then pre?
sented in schedule form f<jr ratifica?
tion in Chicago at the annual meet?
In the interim, however, It will b(
necessary to complete the annual meet
lng of the American League, which wai
Interrupted and adjourned because o
ay acute development in the figh
against Mr. Johnson, shortly after th<
magnates went into session at the Bilt
more Hotel, this city. December 1(
last. It was expected that this ad
journed meeting would be held in Chi
cago before this time. But no far a:
the revolutionists are aware Mr. John
son ha? as yet issued no call. Thi
meeting must be completed before th<
American League club owners will bi
ready to join their National Leagu<
* rivals in conference. It remains fo
the American League to ratify a num
bar of resolutions of mutual inter?s
that were adopted by the Nationa
League at its annual meeting before th<
contemplated business may be present
cd to the joint conference.
Negotiation? looking toward the ac
quliltion of Babe Ruth obscured fo
the time the legal entanglements th<
battling colonels and their revolution
ary associates are hopeful of throwinj
about their opponents.
Colonel Ruppert declared yesterda;
that there had been no let-up in thi
legal ease? launched against his adver
sar?es. The last few days have beei
but the lull before the storm. Th<
legal talent of the Yankees is warminj
us a battery for the Cleveland gam?
which will open the charapionshij
schedule of the 1920 American Leagu?
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Magee Given Release
CINCINNATI, Jan. 9. - Sherwood
Mage?, the veteran outfielder of the
Red?, was given his unconditional re?
lea*? to-day. "Sherry" was a noted
slugger and played with Philadelphia
and Beaton before coming here. It is
?aid he will play in the Pacific Coast
League next ?eason.
Infantrymen Play on lee
The 7th Regiment hockey team will
play it? flr?t game of the season to?
day at Bronxvlile, N. Y., against a
pUked team from that place. The ?ol
?!wL.?**B* *ty *? e??P???d of former
St. NUaolM and H??k?y ?Job?' pUjer?.
Killilea, of Detroit,
May Be Selected
There is a new candidate in the
field for the chairmanship of the Na?
tional Baseball Commission, and he is
said to have behind him a majority
of the silent vote of organized bris
ball. Tue candidate is Henry .1. Killi?
lea, a prominent attorney of Milwau?
kee, who has been associated with
baseball for many years. He was at
one time connected with Charles
Somers, former owner of the Cleve?
land Baseball Club. Mr. Killilea as?
sisted materially in the establishment
and the advancement of the American
While the names of Judge K. M.
Landis and "Big Bill" Edwards, of
New York, have been most prominently
mentioned in connection with the place
to be vacated by Garry Heriman. it is
known that tie name of Mr. Killilea
has been under earnest consideration.
One of the magnates declared yester- ?
day that Killilea nr>w had enough !
votes to secure the chairmanship. No !
announcement will be made, however,
until the last moment.
CHICAGO, Jan. 9? -Selection of a
chairman of the National Baseball Com?
mission to succeed August Herrmann,
who tendered his resignation yesterday,
probably will be made at the joint ses?
sion of the two major leagues to be
held here February 11, John A. Heyd'.er,
president of the National League, an?
nounced to-night. ?
The committees of the two major
leagues, appointed a year ago to select
a man for the commission chairman?
ship, are expected to present their
recommendation at the joint session,
"The man chosen to lead the com?
mission should be independent enough
to reach out after any player, club
owner or official in baseball who brings
the game under suspicion or disrepute,"
"Herrmann was a good man for base?
ball, but the time has arrived for a
change. The game demanded it. The
men interested in the sport realized it
and are determined to make progress.
! Baseball must be kept clean, and the
man who heads the commission will
have the responsibility of seeing that
this is done. Gambling must be
Byes for Three Clubs in
A. A. U. Court Tourney
Five games, instead of the original
scheduled four, will open the first
round of play for the 145-pound Metro?
politan Association A. A. U. basketball
championship tournament. The series
will be played at the Collego of the
City of New York on January 14, with
the semi-final round on the 17th and
final game on the 24th. Three clubs
last night drew byes for the first
The draw for the first round follows:
First game?Ruteers Gymnasium, tho
1 defending champions, vs. lnrlUBtrlal A. L.,
I New Brunswick, N. ,T. Second b?thc?
Bayonne Y. at-. C. A. vs. Jersey Harriers,
Bayonne. N. .1. Third gam??National
Turn Verein, Newark, X. .J., vs. Titan A.
C Orange. ?. .1. Fourth game -Grace
A. C. vs. Union Sett temen t A. C. Fifth
r?ante?Si. fehrlstophor Club vs. ll"nvy
Street Settlement, The hy:.n wr;n: Brook?
lyn A. A.. St. George's Ciut> and It!"iix
I Even Break for Greenleaf
Ralph Greenleaf and Frank Keogh
i divided their exhibition pocket billiard
? matches at the Rational Academy,
; Brooklyn, yesterday. Greenleaf won
j the afternoon game, 125 to 60, while
' Keogh captured the evening affair, 125
! to 86, in seven innings.
Yale Faces Columbia on
Local Court and Dart?
mouth Plays Princeton
By Ray McCarthy
Teams in the ^ntercolleo-iate Basket
I ball League will swing into stride to
' night when Yale will meet Columbia
. : hero in the opening league contest for
; ; these fives, and Dartmouth will play
Mat Princeton. The Tigers already have
; ? won one game i" the series, defeating
Cornell in the first game of the sea?
son at Ithaca by a score -?of 25 to 19.
After to-night Penn will be the only
quintet which has not p?ayed a league
In as much as the b?x teams are
about evenly matched this year, the
outcome of to-night's issues will be
watched with keen interest. Perm and
Princeton arc favored by a majority
of the experts *o be the contenders for
the title, but the followers of Yale
1 and Cornell are quite optimistic over
'the chances of^he^e teams. Both have
, Ifchown much promise ?n the games
, they have placed with teams outsido
J i the league and will bear watching.
! Dartmouth, despite its poor showing
i en its trip through this sect--?n this
. week, has demonstrated splendid possi?
bilities, and the opinion prevails that
once the team gets going St will prove
a strong competitor in the league
race. Columbia has shown nothing to
date, and unless it takes a decided
brace is doomed to bring up in the
rear of its five opponents.
Hot Fight for Trophy
The fact that Penn, Cornell, Yale
and Columbia have trained two legs on
the Hoppe Trophy (the cup will go per?
manently to the institution winning
thro" leg? on it) adds inte est to th<
slruirglc for supremacy thin season.
Princeton and Dartmouth h ivc yet to
gain top honor?. The Tigers have
come close several times and appear
to have an excellent chance to win
The Columbia game to-night will be?
gin at S:30. In the afternoon, at 2:30,
the Columbia freshmen will meet Poly
Prep in J^a Morningside Heights gym
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In Olympic Meet
Triat the United States will be rep- |
resented at the Antwerp Olympic j
Games next summer in certain i
branches of sport not. heretofore par- '
ticipated in appears probable in view |
of early activity shown in this direc- j
tion. One of the latest proposals in-1
volves the entry of an American rugby ;
football team in the Olympic eompe- I
tition which, according to unofficial j
dates, is scheduled to be held during j
the closing weeks of Auirust.
According to Pac.fic Coast advices;
the material and partial financial back?
ing for such entry is available from
among the players of the universities
of Stanford and California. It is un
derstood that Stanford University ath?
letic enthusiasts have expressed
willingness to help finance : uch a team
:>nd that the nucleus for the combina?
tion can be secured on the varsity cam j
pus with additional material from
among the .teams which represented
.America in the Inter-Allied games i..
France last spring.
It is pointed out that during the
Christmas holidays a combined Stan?
ford and California rugby team toured
British Columbia, defeating two All
Star Canadian teams P. to 0; University
of British Columbia, 8 to 0, and an All
Star Victoria combination 10 to 4.
Athlrtff? Change Clui>*
Another athlete severed his affilia?
tions with the Kings County A. A.
when Alfred Fleischer, a distance
runner, applied to the registration
committee of the Metropolitan Asso?
ciation A. A. U. yesterday to he listed
as "unattached." Other athletes whose
applications for change of registra?
tions were favorably passed upon were
D. H. Fisher, unattached, to Brooklyn
A. A.; H. Piermont, I'astime A. C, to
Washington Heights A. C; P. Franz,
Boys' Club, to St. George's Club.
nasium. The probable line-up for the
varsity game follows:
Johnson.I.. F.Van filyck
Outside the league games to-night
there are several others which give
promise of some fast basketball. The
best of these in this section is the
flash between Syracuse and C. C, N. Y.
at City College. Both quintets rank
ivith the bests- Pen? will receive a
real test from the Lehigh team.
Another ?::ood game will be between
the fas'. N. Y. U. five and Colgate at
Hamilton, N. Y. Lafayette will face the
Midshipmen at Annapolis and Spring?
field College will meet the Army at
\From an apparently reliable source
cornea the report that Eddie Casey will
eturn to Harvard next fall and will
be chosen to lead tho Crimson eleven.
Harvard followers would be pleaded to
hear of such a move, but nothing
definito will bo known un? i ! the elec?
tion of next year's leader occurs, prob?
ably this month.
The announcement that f idd;
Murphy has been barrer' from Dart?
mouth athletics for the remainder o?
the year is a sad blow to the Green,
as he was the team's best pitcher, as
well as a star discus thrower.
Local Schoolboys Advance
Galbraith, star back of De Witt
Clinton eleven, will enter Princeton
University when he finishes hia high
school course, is the report. Which
means that .the Timers are to get one
of th? most promising football player:;
developed in Manhattan in yearn.
Isenberg, the star quarterback, was
also slated to go to Princeton, but has
changed his mind and will enter Union
instead, it is said.
Fordham ?a planning for one of the
best baseball nines it) its history this
spring. The Bronx students will en?
gage in about thirty games. Among
the opponents to bo mot are tho. Now
York Giants. This gamo will probably
be played the Monday preceding the
opening of the National League season.
%^t?r Grantland Wee
(Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.)
Charles Francis Moran, who mingles with Fred Fulton in a day or J
two, is now facing his thirty-third year, and his tenth season in the ring, j
Charles Francis, while no baffling purveyor of intricate science, has j
proved what inherent ruggedness and gameness can do in a pinch. It
might be recalled that he gave Jess Willard a fairly even scrap when
Willard was four years younger than Dempsey found him. Moran also !
held Jack Johnson fairly even in a twenty-round m?l?e, when Johnson j
was in better condition than he was against Willard. Moran meets a
rugged customer in Fulton, but he has encountered rugged customers
Grover Cleveland Alexander is another sporting celebrity who has ;
rounded out his thirty-third year, and who is now up>n the verge of start
ing his tenth year of major league campaigning. Up through 1914 Alex- !
ander had never allowed less than two earned runs to the contest for a j
season's average. His true greatness began in 1915, when he permitted j
only 1.22 earned runs per battle. Since that date he has steadily permitted
less than two runs to the game on the season's count. Even a summer in
the Argonne and a winter in the clammy mists of the Rhine failed to stop
j his march.
Benny Leonard should be a doddering veteran by now. Yet he has yet j
! to round out his twenty-fourth year. He was knocking out rivals eight j
1 years ago, when he was only sixteen, and at twenty-two was lightweight
champion of the world. By the time Benny has completed his career he
should have more fights packed away in the records than any man that
fiver lived, for he is one of the few champions who for some bizarre rea
? son seems to think a boxer's place is in the ring and not exclusively in
the "movies," vaudeville and the circus. Considerable cove, Mr. Leonard,
as coves go. .
Charles Albert Bender, the eminent Chippewa Chief, is now thirty
seven years old. Yet last season he made good as a pitcher and a manager
in an all star combination r?le where, according to expert scouts, "the hopon
hisfastones" was as jumpy as ever. Charles Albert will resume with his head
and his right arm again this season, and if he has a follow through from '
1919 you can write him down now as a big league manager for 1921. The |
i Last of the Baseball Mohicans has no desire to cease firing at this moment. |
Prinstein, twenty years ago, jumped 24 feet TV* incites. We can find
no record of this mark having been cracked. Few amateur records last
for twenty years, so Prinstein's remarkable record is off in a niche without
a mate. To jump twenty-five feet ia still the main ambition of human
jumpers, and the original bird^wh?? covers that much open space in one
flight will obtain more than his share of the cheering. All candidates will
i kindly take their turn in line.
Jack Dempsey is no exception In regard to Western birth since the
days of John [,. "The Grand Old Tub from Boston" was the last of the
Eastern house. Corbett, Jeffries, Johnson and Willard all came from the
West. The East has produced its lightweight and welterweight stars, but
for thirty years it has landed no heavyweight at the top of the pugilistic
peak. And the Eastern candidate hasn't yet lifted his features above the
far horizon of championship hopes.
Walter Hagen, open golf champion of the United States, hopes to
pick up this spring where McDermott, Evans, Travers and Ouimet left off
in their British invasion. Their failures haven't discouraged Hagen in the
least. The open champ, is a confident young man, and he is even now
massaging the various kinks out of his system for a fast start under Eng?
lish or Scottish skies. He will very likely set sail early in April to fire
the first international gun of the budding year.
Old King Cole called, as usual, for his pipe and his bowl. But he
was no longer extremely merry. The jollity in his soul had descended to
a stomach laugh. When the bowl was finally brought in he first made one
of his fiddlers give an official test by absorbing a half pint to discover
whether it was wood alcohol or the real thing. This system was safe
enough, but it seriously interfered with his daily consumption of liquor.
Joseph Jackson began batting above .300 in the Big League in 1910.
He has never desisted since. He turned in .387 for his starter and .408 for
his first completed. He begins his eleventh campaign in April. Last
season he was up among the leaders in the American League race and the
leader by ;. good margin in the world series. He had one of his best years
riespite the fact that he developed a Charley horse in 1918 practicing
quick starts for the Ship Yards League, when he discovered he wns stand?
ing in a draft.
"What will become of Heinie Zimmerman this next season?" in?
quires a reader. Among those who don't know and who care less la the
O'Brien the Chief
Point Gatherer of
Jimmy O'Brien, metropolitan and
Canadian middle distance champion,
more than trebled the points made by
his clubmates in winning the scoring
honors of the Loughlin Lyceum track
team meet for 1919 in open competi?
tion, according to the report of
Manager Eugene P. Boylan yester?
day. O'Brien collected 103 points,
which included two victories in the
"Met" outdoor championships and one
indoors and the winning of the Cana- i
dian 220-yard and 440-yard titles. ?
Pat Ryan, world record holder with
the ltf-fround hammer, wa? second, with
30 points. He returned during the mid?
dle of the year from overseas and in?
side of three months won the "Met"
and national outdpor hammer titles
and the same championship in the
Canadian games alone with the 66
pound weight event.
The Loughlin track team, -which is
probably the smallest in the city, ac?
counted' for a total of 312 points dur?
ing 1919. Other championships won
by the Greenpoint boys were the hair
and two-mile senior relay indoors.
The point table follows:
J. ,F. O'Brien, 103; Fat Ryan, 30; Robert
Milne, 22; R. W. McDonald, 20; Philip
H?user, 19; Joseph Waldron, 19; K. J.
Faiih, 15; F. A. Keating, 13; Daniel
Cooney, 10; John J. Kller, 10; George
Ro.?enberger, 7; Pat O'Connor, 6: James
Warburton. 6; P. P. Hally, 6; Milton Les?
lie, 5; Gordon Milne, B: A. Ridgeon, 6;
K P. Flvnn, \f. E. Swenson, 3; J. M ??back,
2; J. U-ras.sberarer, 2. Total?312.
Peim Makes Changes in j
Its Eligibility Rules1
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9.?Important
changes in the constitution of the Ath?
letic Association of the University of
Pennsylvania governing sports were
made at a meeting to-day, the princi?
pal amendment affecting eligibility.
Hereafter no student will be permitted
to represent one or more universities
or colleges on the Carnegie list in in?
tercollegiate athletics for more than
three years, nor will any student hold?
ing a degree from any university or
college on the Carnegie list be eligible
to represent the University of Penn?
sylvania in any athletic event.
It also was decided to revoke any
athletic insrgnia awarded to a student
who shall engage in professional sport
wiiile still a student at the university,
in addition to being debarred from par?
ticipation in college athletics under
Soccer was made a major sport. _
Williams and Trinity
Renew Sport Relations
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Jan. 9.?
After a lapse of five years, Williams
will meet Trinity in football again'
next Call. The two colleges fell out
in 1915 over the presence of George'
Brickley in the Trinity line-up. Claims;
that he was a professional did not stop ?
the Hartford college from using him.
Williams called off all athletic rela?
tions as the result and other New Eng?
land colleges followed suit. Since then
Trinity has revised its eligibility rules
to a certain extent so that they con?
form with the Eastern association.
Princeton Wrestlers Here
The Princeton University wrestling
team is coming here to meet the grap
plers of the Boys' Club to-night at the
.gymnasium on Tenth Street and Ave
r.ue A. Captain Philip Hart, 135
pounds; Caesnr Zongolowit?., 145 pounds,
and Peter Smith. 158 pounds, runners
up in the 1919 Metropolitan champion?
ships, and Abe Steulman, ?25 pounds,
will face the collegians this evening.
Sam Goldstein and Teddie Zalinsky
will defend the 115-pound and 175
pound classes for the home team.
Lafayette Athletes Report
E A S T O N, Pa., Jan. 9. ?? Seventy
sprinters, hurdlers and distance men
reported to Coach Harold A. Bruce for
Indoor track work at Lafayette College
liore this afternoon. It will be neces?
sary for Bruce to build a new team,
as the only veterans in the squad are
Captain Reynolds, Crawford, McFall,
Kunkel and Clark. Plans are under
way t.o build an indoor track in the
old chapel of South College Hall.
Holy Name Girls Win
The Ho?y Name girls' basketball
team defeated, tho Westminster girls'
five, of Jersey City, lawt night, 22 to 8,
on the Public School 179 court. Miss
K. Brennnn was the star.
Busy by Coach
Miss Goss and Mrs. Mallory
Almost Darect Antitheses
in Methods on the Court
By Fred Hawthorne
Lovers and students of lawn tennis
who delight in the slashing, free-hitting
style of game, with spectacular rallies,,
i furious driving, keen volleying and ter?
rific smashing, would thrill again at
j the sight of Mrs. Franklin I. Mallory
and Miss Eleanor Goss in practice with
Harry McNeal, the professional instruc?
tor at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn.
These two players, without a doubt
among the greatest woman stars inv
this country to-day, are almost direct
antitheses in method on the court.
A study of their sharply contrasting
styles is fascinating and instructive,
i and you unconsciously find yourself
! wondering which would he the more
successful in an actual match.
The question may be answered next
v. ok. for Mrs. Mallory arid Miss Goss
are on opposite sides of the draw in
the club championship women's tourna?
ment of the Heights Casino, and should
clash in the final round.
Two Speedy Sets
The other morning I happened to be
present when Mrs^ Mallory started her
session on the court with McNeal. Th?
former national champion and the in?
structor went through two sets at top
speed. Thero was no let-down in the
nace they set from start to finish, and
'by the time the final point had been
won and lost ? was satisfied that never
before had I seen any woman player
! I and I have seen all the greatest since
i the days when the then ^Miss May
; Sutton was at her best), who played
with such remarkable speed of stroke
and foot as the former Miss Molla
Bjurstedt showed against McNeal on
Be it remembered that the Casino
professional is a consistent player of
the half volley and the rising ball.
Almost throughout the entire match
; with Mrs. Mallory McNeal used this
shot, and he is a master of it. Aided
by wonderful control, he sent the ball
into every unprotected spot in the
famous Norse girl's court. His returns
came back over the net with such
amazing speed as to be almost un?
canny, and Mrs. Mallory had to bo on
the alert every second.
No chance here to get set for a shot,
no chance* to catch a breathing space.
It was strike and run every moment,
and it was an inspiring sight to watch
Mrs. Mallory as she raced about her
court, taking shots herself on the half
volley when forced to it by the sheer
speed of McNeal's attack and at other
times bringing off splendid full volleys
to the corners and tremendous fore and
backhand drives through deep court.
McNeal won by scores of 6?2, 6?1,
with many of the games going to deuce
half a dozen times or more. The Ca?
sino professional was going at ton
speed himself from beginning to end,
and the result was more like a match
between two ranking men players than
.between a man and a woman. Every
stroke on either side of the net was
made with the maximum of pace. There
was nothing that savored of woman's
tennis in the least.
No Smashing in Play
| One of the distinguishing features
I of the play that impressed me, how- ,
I ever, was^hat not half a dozen times j
| during ,the^ two sets did the ball rise
above the height of the shoulder, con
? sequently there was no smashing.
Mrs. Mallory cannot smash a high
ball, and she never attempts to, but
instead waits until the bell drops about
shoulder high and then takes it on the
full volley with a beautiful and power?
ful sweep of the racquet. Perhaps*that
is the reason McNeal kept the ball al?
ways low in playing with the former
national champion, but in any case the
low trajectory visibly increased the
speed of the game.
A half hour after Mrs. Mallorv had
left the court Mis3 Goss came out for
her practice session with McNeal, and I
it was interesting to see the difference
n the style of game played by her and
Mrs. Mallory. No attempt was made to
keep a score; instad, McNeal devoted
most of his attention to sending up
deep lobs, and these Miss Goss
smashed with a power and finality that
have rarely if ever been sen in woran's
Above the average In height, and
with a splendid 'physique, she has,
under McNeal's conscientious teach?
ing, mastered the secret of "killing" a
lob with the same frictionless sweep
of the racquet that marks the over?
head play of Mrs. George W. Wightman
and ?vliss Mary Browne, of California,
and with far greater power behind the
After a protracted session of smash?
ing Miss Goss switched to a deep court
session of forehand driving, with Mc?
Neal ever urging speed and more speed.
His pupil gets a tremendous amount
of power into these strokes, and lately
she has been putting an unusual amount
of "top" on the ball, so that she is
able to use her full strength and at
the same time keep the ball within the
Miss Goss next had a long session
of volleying, and here she showed a
distinct improvement over her work
of last season. She is quicker in reach
ing mid-court from her base line, and
her volleying is more decisive and un?
der better control.
With her terrific service and her
splendid reach this ability to volley
and to smash should prove mighty
weapons in Miss Goss's hands when
she faces Mrs. Mallory and the other
leading players of the country during
the coming season of outdoor play. I
look to see the New York girl reach
greater heights than ever before in
her career next summer.
Bill Erwig, ?f Syracuse,
To PlayJPro' FootbaU
SYRACUSE, N. Y.. Jan. 9.?Bill
Erwig, sensational fullback on the 1919
Syracuse football team,*will not return "
to collejre this fall for football. Erwig
has accepted an offer to play profes?
sional football in the West-next sea?
Advisory Coach "Buck" O'Neill will
have a stiff problem filling Erwig*?
shoes in the backfteld.
Cathedral Tossers Triumph
Cathedral College scored its ninth
consecutive victory when it vanquished
the St Bonaventure College five in
the 69th Regiment armory last night
by a score of 32 to 23. At half time
Cathedral led by 18 to 13.
Si. Ann's Beats lona
St. Ann's Academy easily proved !
a better all-around team in defeating
the lona School five, of New Rochelle,
in a basketball contest on the former's L
court yesterday. The score was 29 ?
to 18. The victors caged fourteen
baskets and their opponents eight, !
which accounts for the difference in
th? final tally. ?
Things understood and
known in the Trade are
often misunderstood by the
"All-wool," as we use it,
means exactly what it
should?not a fraction of
often means exactly what
it shouldn't. And many of
these part - cotton fabrics
readily pass for the real
thing unless the buyer
tests them as we do?by
boiling in a strong solution
of potassium hydrate.
It pays to know your
The best of everything
men and boys wear. Also
Sporting Goods and Lug?
Rogers Peet Company
at 13th St "Four at 34th St
Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave.
at Warren at 41st St
Fox Is Confident
Bid Clinches Bout
William Fox. the local motion picture
magnate, last night expres.-ed the be?
lief that his bid for the Dempsiy
?arpentier fight would be accepted by
Doth principals. The "movie" mo?:ul has
?eceived a reply to his offer from Jack
fCearns, in which the manager of*
Dempsey promised to act on the For
iff er a*s soon ai he has considered a
jroposition from a representative of
Charles B. Cochran, who promotH the
Jarpentier-Becket fight in Londoi. last
Following is Kearns's reply, dated
ranuary 6, to Fox's offer:
"I have received your wire offering
Dempsey $300.000. win or Ion-?. for match
with Carpentier and 23 per cent addi?
tional of net receipts if he win? and
15 per cent of net receipts f he lo?i
Your proposition is extremely attrac
tive, and coming troni one of your high
standing 1 know that every guarantee
vou make will b<* carried oui to th?
letter. I am in full accord with your
desire to hold tho match in th* United
States, but at i hi? moment I am await?
ing the arrival from London of a rep?
resentativo of Charles Cochran. I am
bound by promises mad?- earlier to con?
sider his offer. The representative ?III
be her" within forty-eight houra. I
will then be able to act inore definitely
In regard to your offer. Date of battle
to be mutually agreed upon by all. At
the present moment July 4 or Labor
Day would suit."
After waiting forty-eight hour?,
n accordance with the request by
iearns, Fox yesterday sent the follov
rm telegram to Dempsey's manager:
"In order to secure prompt action I
request, now that the forty-eight hour?
time has expired, that you give definite
reply to my offer for Dempsey and Car?
pentier match. I am familiar with offer
that British syndicate is Instructed be
made Dempsey. and know that my offer
to you is far in excess and therefore l
am entitled to prompt decision. I be
lleve that this negotiation haa now
assumed an aspect of a business traaa
action in dnflnlte form, and in order to
stop conflicting and unauthortaed etate
ments and announcements under whoa?
management and where the right la to
be held ?ha', you promptly reply, giving
me full Uetailu in your answer when you
will arrive in .New ?ork to close con?
Barnard Easily Defeats
Evander Childs Five
Barnard had little difficulty in de?
bating the Evander Childs basketball
;eam on the Barnard Court yesterday
ifternoon by a score of 45 to 12. This
vas Barnard's fourth straight victory
3olles, Bender and Bellinger shone lor
he home team and Wolff did the bas*
vork for the losers.
BA R X A R D ( 4 B > CHIU>B O?
;!. Kartell.!.. G.T2r?5S?
Goals from floor?Bolles (6), Render W,
iellinger (.".). Mubboll. Bliaa, Wolff ??'?
?assidy. Fouls?Bolles ti5). Wolff (I). |?D'
ititutions, Campbell for Hubbell. C. rar
???11 for Bender. Rothberg for CassloT
ieferee?Kaufman. De Witt Clinton.
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