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Man^er_ of Yankees
r Chick" Denies Holding Out;
Says Baker Is Sure to Return
Infielder Holds Conference With Barrow Over Sal-j
ary for 1921; First Squads of Yankees and
Giants Leave for Training Camps This Week
By W. J. Macbeth
Wilson ("Chick"*) Fewster came up from Baltimore yesterday for a
conference with Business Manager Ed Barrow, of the Yankees. As a
result, he will probably leave next Friday with the first squad of the New
York Americans for the spring training camp at Shreveport, La. This
early departure depends entirely upon whether or not "Chick" is able to
orrahge certain business affairs within the next few days.
Fewster made it very plain that he<s
ls in no sense a hold-out, as had been
intiroated 3n news dispatches from Bal?
"I bave not yet signed a contract,"
said Fewster, "but will do so. 1 am
not going to let the matter of a eouple
ot hundrcd dollars stand between me
and thc good will of my employers.
The owners of the Yankees certainiy
?rratcd rue wonderfully well last year,
for 1 vhs little or no use to the club
nil season. I do think I should have
just a little more 6alary than is named
in tbe contract, but there will be no
quarrei over the difference of opinion."
Fewster, it will bc remembered, was
hit in the head by a fast ball pitched
by Big Jeff Pfeffer, of the Dodgers, in
an exhibition gnme at Jacksonville,
Fla., \wit spring. His life was de
rspaired of for several days and was
saved only by a very delicate opera
Tion on thc brain after hc had been
to Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore. Hia convalescence was
OW and he did not get back into
the game until the very. close of the
Flaycr Adds to Weight
This young player. who until his un
fortunate. accident seemed destined for
thc pinnaclc of his profession, is to
nil appearance fully recovered from the
injury. Ho has wintered well and is
*ome pound3 heavier than when he re-,
nortcd ro Huggins in Jacksonville, Fla.,
:. y"ar ago.
"1 haven't had the least trouble with
my head aU winter," he said. "Indeed,
the only time my head ever bothered
me. was that day at the Polo Grounds'
when I was forced to retire from a
game. It may havo been the sun, or
1 may have got back into uniform too
soon. Anyhow, my head was bothering
me a bit o' nights at thc time. 1 think
the bone inside the skull hadn't knit
fully. I could feel a gort of drawing
aensation there when I would eo to
bed. But ever since the end of last
season my head has been as sound
as it ever was and now I'm willing to
.stake it against anybody's fast one.
"No. I'll not wear a head guard. 1
-ln not believe I'll ever be hit in the
head again. I cannot for the life of
me understand how 1 ever came to be
hit I must have been dreaming. I
? did see the ball/'
May riay the Outfield
Fewster is going to Shreveport pre
make a stern fight for a reg
vlar position. He is willing to try his
at any position to which he
assigned. He would prefer
, b.ut if Huggins sends him
outfield (and Huggins thinks
|. of the greatest outfield pros
er), he will try to vindicate the
? ion of his manager.
aw Frank, Baker in Baltimore
rday," said Fewsfer. "He never
looked i'mer in his life. I believe he ;
?wjll be back with the Yankees this
Tha* old but of his certainly
some, i't.v i know he would,
as well as he ever did.
"Can you imagine what Ruth would
do with'a clouter like Baker coming i
up behind him? They would't dare
hand Babe a!l those paSses. And if
rival pitchers had to pitch to Babe like
pitch to ordinary hitters he'd
ciout about .500 and hit goodness only
known how many home runs."
First Squad Oft" Friday
arst squad of the Yankees will
New York next Friday atfernoon
at 4:50. Fewster, if he goes, will be
the only honest-to-goodness regular ot'
Pitcher Bill Piercy will be
ind from the Coast and iPercy
has iiidulged in so many training trips
with the Yankees that he can be con
d almost a regular.
rst came to the Yankees
eara ago -the second yeur Bill
Donovan managed the team. It was
i at the time he would be a
?ensation. But he was only nineteen
man] complimentary oompari
sons to the Mathewsons, Walshes and
Benders turned the young man's head.
He developed a pronounced case of
"swelled htad" and had to be sent back'
to the sticks as a course of discipline.
The Yankees have managed to keep a
strinpr on the pitcher al lthese years,
*nd if the general opinion of scouts
counts lor aught they are likely at
0 be rewarded. Piercy is pro
? I a tinished pitcher, ready l'or
t'le big show. As he is only twenty
;'>ur years of age, if he has learned
iper iduau of discipline, he may
have a brilliant major league career
With Piercv, from the Coast. is com
!*3g also Sh'ortstop Johnny Mitchell,
t'or whom Huggins turned over a flock
of veteran pluyers. Practically every
big leaguc club was after this infielder
lft?t fall. Brooklyn offered $20,000
cash for immediate delivery when 01
son was injured.
Jennings Sails for South
The first squad of Giants will leave
for San Antonio. Tex., one week from
thb morning at ?:30, in charge of
As Crowned to Date
60-yard dash?Bernie Wefors jr.,
N. Y. A. C.
75-yard dash?Ed. Farrell, Brooklyn
100-yard dash?Bernie Wefers Jr.,
>\ Y. A. C.
220-yard ran?Bernie Wefera Jr.,
N. y. A. c.
300-yard ran?Bernie Wefers Jr.,
N. Y. A. C.
440-yard run?Jimmy O'Brien, Ijough
600-yard run?Jimmy O'Brien, Lough
6fl0-yard run?Jack Sellers, N. Y. A. C.
S80-yard run?Jack Sellers, N. Y. A. C.
1.000-jard rnn?Sid l.cslic, t.uiiranty
One-mlle rnn?Andy Craw, Brooklyn
Two-mile run?Max Bohland, ranlist
Ono-mile walk?Joe Aronson, Pas
time A. C.
Two-mile walk?,1. B. rearman,
N. Y. A. c.
70-yard low hurdles?Eugene Sanger.
N. Y. A. c.
Standing high jump?Eddie Emes,
N. Y. A. C.
16-pound shotput?Chrfs Yrettos, Fas
tiinf A. C.
Sack raee?E. Snarp, 71st Regiment
A. A. l
880-yard relny?Xew York A. C.
Medley relay?Columbia Cniversity
| Traffic Manager Eddie Brannick. Some
i ten or a dozen newspaper men will be
! in the party. The following night a
j junction with the players who live
j in the middle West will be made in St.
j Louis. The party wil lreach the train
i ing camp on the Tuesday following.
Assistant Manager Hughie Jennings,
i of the Giants, will receive the party
: on its arrival in San Antonio. Hughie
: sailed yesterday for New Orleans, on
i the steamship Creole. He is due at
I the Crescent City Thursday night. He
j will be in San Antonio several days
| ahead of the first squad and should
: have everything arranged for the com?
fort and convenience of the party when
| it arrives.
John J. McGraw will leave Havana
one week from to-day and will pro?
ceed direct to San Antonio. Charles
A. Stoneham, president of the Giants,
who has been in New York the last
week, will leave for Cuba on Thursday
| to relieve the Giant manager of the
I manugement ot* Oriental Park.
Business Manager Ed Barrow of the
[ Yankees said yesterday that his club
I had no official knowledge of the return
\ of Aaron Ward's contract. Ile ad?
mitted that the unsigned document
| might be in the mails. But Barrow
does not anpe7ir worried over the inci
"With the possible return of Baktr
it strikes me Ward has chosen a bad
time to hold out," was the only com
1 ment Barrow would vouchsafe.
Yankees Lose a Rookie
Miller Iluggi'1'' has loBt one rookie
in Catcher Jim Bradshaw, of Lafayette
Some time ngo Paul Kriehell signed
j Bradshaw to an- American League con
I tract. Bradshaw asked Kriehell to
! keep the matter secret, as he wished to
j retain "his amateur rating until he had
j completed his college year. But a few
! days later Bradshaw himself made the
Then, a short time later, Bradshaw
1 w-ired Ed Barrow that he had been of
j fered $800 a month by un industrial
I league team and that he ivould not join
| the Yankees unless they met this sal
| ary figure.
Some days later Arthur Irwin, man
i ager of the Hartford team of the East
; ern League, dropped in on Barrow and
i established clear title to Bradshaw.
The college catcher had played for
Hartford two years ago and is still on
the reserve list of that club.
Which leads to the opinion that Mr.
] Bradshaw is a young busineBs man of
sound judgment, irrespective of his
Infielder Jack Sheehan has signed
with the Brooklyn champions for 1921.
He writes that he has been at his
home in Chicago all winter, is in fine
shape. and will be at New Orleans on
Babe Ruth and wife will leave to-day
for Hot Springs. Ark., where the Son
of Swat will get into active training
I with the other Yankees already assem
Fordham Easily Downs
Gallaudet Team on Court
The Fordham basketball team ex
Mrienced little difficulty in defeating
'?>? Gallaudet College quintet at the
<j*th Regiment Armory last night. The
W score was 50 to 18. The Maroon
five took the lead almost at the outset
*nd easily held it throughout. Fallon,
*fao scored nine goals from the floor,
*nd Kelly, who caged si\ baskets, were
*ne stars of the local team. Bouchard
P'ayed the best game lor tjie visitors.
Fordham (&0). Voa. Oaltaudet (18).
iWker .i? j.'. l)aii(.8ky
I.'*'''*''.R. F. Botttwrtffht
-*?'?Mahon . ('. Bavnes
v,,ot01* . "??<'? '?'?: ?? Bouchar'd
*,e"y.K. G . . . . I.a Kourtatne
fQamsa from floor?Fallon (9), Mc.Mahon'
gl. .CtUloton (3), Kelly i?). He*lo\.
"ouchart ui ;.;, Pourtalne (i). Danoaky.
?n.l. rrom foul?t'ulloton (2). I.a Four
*?. ..<4'- subKiitutiotis?Fordham; Hoctor
:>.r stocker: Btocker for Hootor; Heaiet
?"! "-j1 toi!. aallaudet Laceafcerg tor Dan
p*>': Danosky for Baynea; Bayues for l.a
?urta,n? u^f^ree?Kd Butler, Oprnell.
'm? ?? PMrioda, SO minutes.
Speaker Fartns Out Pitchers
,,Gl-KVELAND. Feb. 19. -Pitchers
ti?orge Cykowski, Cleveland sand-lot
?*. and Ru?3ell Ellison. University of
rh ?Ira'H?have been farmcd out by
Ln<; l- '"V'-land American League Base
S,1?'! Chib tr? the Joplin team of the
^*stern League. This ls said to be
win i Plunil*-ir Manager Tris Speaker
for tu i>*farc *he *>r?t squad leuves
r the spring training camp at Dallas
ae Wj?e*k ffdm to-day. Eleven pitchers
1 taree ca?ch*ra-wiii comprise the
Two Finish Matches
Between Big Grapplers
A twin feature of heavyweight wrest?
ling will be presented at the 71st Regi?
ment Armory a week from to-morrow
night. Stanislaus Zzyszko, the giant
Pole. is to grapple Charles Peters. and
Armos Laitienen, the Finnish cham?
pion. will engage John Pesek. Both
matches wil' be to a finish.
The winners of these two contests
will be matched for a future date.
They probably will be Zbyszko and
Laitienen, who have won all their
matchea since coming to this country.
The series of bouts is calculated to de?
velop a -new foeman worthy the atten?
tion of Champion Ed "Strangler"
Patvling: to Try for Title
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19.?G. F. Paw
ling jr., of the Episcopal Academy
Philadelphia, will take part in the na?
tional A. A. U. championship Bwim
here February 26. Pawling has sent
in his entry for the 500-yard junior
chamoionship event. He is a boi\ of
G. F. Pawling, former president of the
Middle Atlantic Association, of the
A. A. U.
Eraamus Star at iMeroersberg
Donald "Hop" Banker. captain of the
Erasmus Hal! track team. will shortly
|oin the athletic forees at Mercers
berg Academy. Banker, who will take
up his studies at Princeton, afrer leav?
ing Mercersberg, is a fme all-around
athlete. He played on the Erasmus
'varsity eleven aad was in lin? for the
i May Shift Fewster to Outfielc
?- JOc/m^p//^ Mt/svM octW/eioa
Montreal Man Buys |
Of Akron Chib
MONTREAL, Feb. 19.?Purchase of
the Akron franchise in the Interna?
tional League by a syndicate of local
sportsmen headed by Frank Shaugh?
nessy, was announced here to-day. Mr. i
Shaughnessy, in making the announce- '
ment, said the purchase price waa |
$45,000, and that Ralph Latimere, for- j
merly of the Southern League. would
be manager. The franchise includes a '
AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 19 ? OflBciala of
the Akron baseball club to-dav denied ;
reports that the International League
franchise had been sold to Frank i
Shaughnessy, of Montreal, Can. Offers '?
fcr the franchise have been made to
the Akron club by Montreal and New- |
aik. N. J., parties.
Commenting on the . conflicting re?
ports of the reported sale of the Akron
franchise, President John C. Toole, of
the International League. dci-lared lust
night that be had not been informed
officially of any step toward such a i
A franchise could not be transferred,j
he sa*id, until the sale had been ap?
proved by the board of directors of the i
league, after permission to sell tha
franchise had been granted and the I
abiiity of the purchasers to finance a I
club had been shown.
Yale Men Easily
In Boxing Tourney j
From- a Special Correspondent
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 19.?Yale .
defeated the boxing team of Queens
College, Kingston, Canada. to-night,
winning four of the six bouts. The
Canadians captured the 115-pound
class event, when Holmes outpointed
Phil Newman, of the Eli squad. Pryor
of Yale, tied the count by outpointing
McMillian in the 125-pound class, this
bout also going the limit.
Schuette, of the honve team, out
classe-' Taylor so notably that Referee
Joe Conlan, of the New York Athletic
Club, suspended the boxing in the sec?
ond round. Colgate, of Y'ale, appeared :
to be triumphing over O'Connor, of i
Queens, when a low blow caused Col- j
Sidney Smith, of Yale, easily out- l
classed Day, of the visitors, thia mill !
going less than two rounds. Champion
Eddie Eagon started at Ludgate, an
Olympic winner. like a eyclone and
could have finished his man the first ]
minute. The referee allowed the bout :
to go into the second round before i
Ludgate v/as exhausted. There were no
approaches to knockouts.
The Queens College team has urged
Yale to give them a return tournament
next month and agree upon home and
home annual tournaments.
HS-pound clasa?Holmes. Queen* Col?
lege, defeated Newman, Tale, on points in
lZK-pound class?Pryor. Tale, defeated
McMillan, wuei-ns. on points ln three
1"!>-pound class?Schuette, Tale, de
faated Taylor, Queens, decision given ln
onn round, one minute.
3<t>-pound c-lanti?O'Connor. Queenn, de?
feated Colgate. Yale, decimon fflven in two
roumi*. one minute, on low blow by Col?
ISS-pound class?Smith. Tale. defeated
Day, Queen*. decision given In or.?- round,
177-pound class?Kagan. Tale. defeat?d
i Ludgate, Quctina, in one round. one minute.
Yale Beaten by Penn
In Gymnastic Match
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 19.?Yale
was to-day defeated by Penn in their
annual gymnastic meet, "6 ro 18 points.
Atlee, of the visitors, starred, taking
firsts in both the horizontal bar and
parallel bar events.
Horixontal bar?Won by Atlee, Penn: sec?
ond. Potter, Penn; third, iydlcRC Vai*.
Indian clubs?Won by Cleveland. Tale;
Becond. Gilroour, Penn; thlru. W?r-en.
Plylnj rings?Won by Kellngg, Tale:
?econd, Chall, Ptnn; third. lirlnkerhoff,
Side horse?Won hy Thorrlnglon, Penn;
second, Huntc, Penn; third, McDonald,
Tumbling:?Won by Woodward. Penn.
second, WlUlams, Tale; third, Novtaaky.
Parallel bars?Won by Atlee. Penn; aec
ond, Brown. Penn; third. Rand. Ta!e.
Fisher Signs With Red*
MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Feb. 19.?Ray
Fiaher, pitcher of tbe Cincinnati N?
tionais* .forwarded his signed con tract
to the d *tb to-day?
All Target Titles
Must Be Approved
Bv National Board
Trapshooters are determined that the
word "championship" shall stand for
something?that a . sportsman who
pulls a wicked trigger when shooting
at clay targets and wins a title, shall,
have all the honor and recognition to
which his performance entitles him.
With that thought in mind the general
committee of the American Trapshoot
ing Association has ruled that:
''The use of the word 'championship'
in connection with any competition at
registered targets is prohibited, unless
speeial sanetion ia granted by the
American Trapshooting Association."
This rule naturally will result in
drawing the line a bit finer as to what
constitutes a titular event. However,
the Bhotgun men will have chances
galore to win championships which
have been sanctioned py the governing
body of the clay target sport. As a
matter ot' fact there will be no leas
than' 174 official individual champion?
ship titles at atake in the United
States, Canada and the Canal Zone in
Gfo.xr. MUGGty, p/rc7i&/z,
Entered in Race
For Albert Trophy
BOSTON, Feb. 19.?Entry of the full
rigged ship Rhine, a Clyde-built clip
per that now flies the American flag, in
the trans-Atlantic race for the King Al?
bert Cup next summer is the subject of
negotiations between the owners and
yachting interests here, it was learned
The owners, most of them Boston
men, have agreed to sell the ship, anda
syndicate of yachtsmen identified with
thc Eastern and New York Yacht ciubf;
is being formed to finance the project.
Plans have not rhatured, but those in?
terested said to-day they thought the/
would go through.
The Rhine, a 2,500-ton windjammev,
has a record for speed. Built for t>. ;
coolie trade in 1886, she has made
many fast passages. She made the
run between New York and Buenos
Ayres in thirty-nine days, and her logs
show notations of seventeen and
eighteen knot speed frequently. In a
race across the Atlantic, those who
plan to sponsor the Rhine believe her
great spread of sail will jam her
through faster than any other sailing
John B. Fallon, a yachtsman of prom
inence in New England waters, who is :
a part owner of the Rhine, said to-day,
that if the project developed he will ;
be a member of the syndicate and will
sail with the ship in the race.
The Rhine is now laid up at this port
with her main deck damaged by a re- j
cent fire. She registers 1,550 tons net,
il 257 feet over all and built of iron.
School Title Swim for Chicago
CHICAGO, Feb. 19.?The second an-'
nual national interscholastic swim- I
ming meet will be held under the aus
pices of the I. A. C. Thursday night, '
March 3. lt is open to all high' schools j
in the country. The list of events in- '
cludes the plunge for distance, 40-yaril j
swim, 100-yard breast stroke, 100-yard!
swim, 100-yard back stroke, fancy "div- I
ing irom a ten-foot board, 220-yard j
swim and 100-yard relay for four rnen. <
Crane Mav Break Yale Record
Bv Gaining Place 011 5 Teams
!Now Equals Mark, Exeel
ling at Football, Baseball,
From ? Special Currrrpondcnf
NEW HAVEN', Feb. 19.?Will Paul
Crane break a Yale record by winning
membership on five athletic teams? He '
already has equaled a record which is I
held by only three athletic stars, that j
of having won membership on four
teams, and he has a year and a half
to perfect his candidacy for a fifth. He
has been a member of the Yale foot?
ball eleven, baseball nine, basketball
five and the swimming team.
The strangest part of his earadidaey
is that an accident which crippled him
for his favorite athletic specialties,
football and basketball, led to his
equaling the record of membership on
Crane was a member of three teams
in his freahman year. playing half
back on the eleven, left fieid on the
nine and forward on the five. In all
cleverness and versatility marked his
play. In fact, only these qualities could
have earned him a place on any one of
the teams, for he was one of the light
est athletes on any of Yule's regular
Halted by Injured Knee
In the fall of 1919 he played a bril?
liant i'jotball halfback, but was shelved
during most of the season by a badly
bruised knee, which, however, allowed
him to enter the game against Har?
vard. He finished the season, however,
wlth a permanent injury, which was
reopened in the middle of the baseball
season, when he was winning a reputa
tion as the best base runner and the
most brilliant outfielder of the nine.
He starred as forward of the basket?
ball five between football ar.d baseball
When the last season opened in foot
' ill Crane was ordered to keep out
w. the game because of his permanently
W?ak knee, and for the same reason
Jl j has given basketball a, wide berth
' btfl present season, but he has de?
veloped his summer pastime clever?
ness 5n the fancy dive and won the
event in Yale's junior promenade meet
He wae entered as Yale's second
string nominee, but finally defeated
both his Yale teammate, Jonn Poliard.
the intercollegiate champion lor the
event, and the two Wesleyan entries. He
may yet provo Yale's leading fancy
diver of the season.
May Make Hockey Team
Crane is a clever gymnast and
hockey player and as likely as not may
turn up another season on one of these
teams. lf he dots he will have attained
membership on five of the teams which
compose Yale's annual sport schedules,
something no athlete in all Yale his
| tory haB done.
I In 1879 Oliver Thompson, of Pitts
. burgh. was a member oi* Yale's crew,
, football, track and baseball teams. In
! 190.1 Tom Shevlin was on Yale's foot
! bal!, baseball, track and basketball
: teams, while Dr. Albert Hayes Sharpe,
i now the Yale athletic director, waa m
\ member of Yale's baseball, football,
; basketball and gymnastic teams in
| ? Crane iives in Montclair, N. J., and
; prepared for Yale at Andover Academy,
[ where he took part in half a dozen
; branches of interschoiastie sport, his
j football, halfback play and his ba-:e
I bail leftfield game being especially
i It is expected that his injured knee
i will allow him to play baseball the
j coming spring, but he will never at
I tempt football and basketball again.
' Rutgers Wins in Extra Period
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J.. Feb. 19.?
I Rutgers defeated Swarthmore in an
i extra period game here this afternoon
! by the score of 25 to 24. The gj?,me
j was well contested. the playing of rfen
i zoni and Enander keeping the Scarlet in
j front. Benjamin was "Little Quaker'i"
beet man. When the game ended the
teams were deadlocked at 21 all. A
j basket by Bonzoni and two foula by
J Enander won for Rutgers in the over?
Xavier Victor on Court
The Xavier Prep basketball team ex
perienced little difficulty in defeating
the Regis High School quintet on the
Xevier court yesterday afternoon. The
j final score was 43 to 20. Mulvihill and
' Whalen starred for thc victors, while
O'Neill played the ?eat game for the
| losing tenm.
In Golf Clubs
President-Elect No Duffer;
Is Training Hard and
I? in Fine Condition
By Ray MeCarthy
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 19.?No?
body ever trained harder for a big
battle than President-elect Warren G.
Harding. This husky son of Ohio ia
engaged here in a strenuous campaign
of conditioning for the big season
ahead, and in ring parlance he is in
the pink of shape' and ready for the
long grind. His daily program, in brief,
consists of a fast ousineas work-oat in
the morry.ig in his suite at the Ponce
de Leon, beginning at 8 o'clock and fln~
ishing at 12: :0. Then a vigorous round
of golf, and later another short busi?
But it is the President's little game
of golf about which this story is con
cerned, and how it ha3 made him fit
for his duties. Right here it might be
stated that on March 4 the best golfing
President that ever ruled this country
will take the oath of office. For al?
though Senator Hardine haa had a j
eouple of good golfing predecessors,
including Messrs. Taft and Wilson. he
holds the edge when it comes to abiiity
on the linKs.
If anybody thinks that the Senator
from Ohio is a duffer of the poorer
kind he is mistaken. Mr. Harding plays
a real good game, and were he able to I
get out on the links oftener and to !
take a few lessons, there isn't a doubt j
but that he would make a first-class
The beauty of the President-elect's
game is thp wallop he carries. Even j
when he flubs he r_-ets considerable dis?
tance, due to tlie tremendous punch he j
puts into every .wing. ln driving Mr.
Harding does cxceedingly well. Se'dom !
does he miss his tee shot, and general- ,
ly he gets good direction. as well as ;
distance. His fault on the tee 1b that
he pulls back his left foot when foi
towing through, and often lifts hia
head too quiekly.
Barnes Corrects Mistake
In playing brassie shots the Presi?
dent-elect is rather erratic. He is as
apt to hit one a mile a*? he is to flub
it. His trouble here lies in allowing '
his arms to precede the club in the
downward swing. Jim Barnes showed
the future President his mistake in
this respect here last week and now i
Mr. Harding is doing much better in J
the matter of larruping the pill on the
The President-elect's short game, at i
v/hich he is poorest, needs consider
able attention. He has a tendency to'
play his shots too aoftly in pitching to
the green and in playing full irons he ;
strives more for distance than he does'
for accuracy. Barnes already hasi
helped him to overcome some of these
fculta. In getting out of trouble i
though Mr. Harding does exceptionally j
well. This part of the game he has
apparently learned well. And in the ]
matter of putting he is a real wizard.
Anything under eight feet is as good
as in with him.
The President-elect in playing takes
an open stance. He uses a three-quar
ter swing, pendulum fashion, and puts
plenty of power behind every shot j
He wastes little time over ariy shot,]
sizes up the situation quiekly and
never hesitates as to wnat to do when
he comes to his ball.
In playing nround, Mr. Harding al?
ways has at least three Secret Service
men on his trail, who give him plenty
of room to roam the course. Joe Mur- ;
phy, Miles McCahill und Walter Fer?
guson have been doing most of the t
work in this respect. Murphy, who has
followed four Presidents including
Harding, is of the opinion that the j
man from Ohio >has a slight ndge on|
Taft or Wilson. Roosevelt, he said, i
never played the game.
Wilson Haa Made 84
''I believe, said Murphy, "that on his
own course. the Washington Country
Club, Mr. Wilson would probably beat (
either Taft or Harding. He has gone!
around in 84 there. But Mr, Harding
olsewhere would probably be the vic-:
tor. Hia game and Mr. Taft's are very1
much alike." i
However, none of the cthers had j
more enthusiasm f( v the game than j
Senator Harding. He is happiest when j
he is climbing over the bunker* or'
putting for par. After one of his ?
matches last week, in which the Preei
dent-elect had made a good scorejsome
body remarked that it was too bad he j
had flubbed his brassie shot on the j
"Oh, yes," replied Mr. Harding,
"probably it was. But that's golf. It's
all in the game with me. And 1 enjoy
it so much that a few miscues only
make the game more interesting."
The course here is the President's ;
favorite of those in the South. He has :
betn coming here for the last four;
years or so, and he is mostly pleased
whenever he is able to negotiate the
treacherous sixth hole in five. ln
getting to this green one must piay'
over a huge marsh. Par for the hole
is four, a real-honest-to-goodness four.
Mr. Harding once made the hole in
tour, that was two yeara ago, and he
is more than anxious to repeat the
aeeompliahment, Although he has tot
ten a live here several times since. he
has never been able to get the four.
Probably the happiest person in this
old town is Lawrence Giibert, better
known to all golfers here as "Hash,"
tiie best colored caddie in this section,
"Hash" has the privilegc and the honor
of serving the President every time
he plays. That to him is compensation
enough. And what is more, ''Hash"
sweara by Mr. Harding as a golfer.
Has Wonderful Physique
Everybody who has seen the Senator
I'rom Ohio play the game is visibly im
pressed by the wonderful physique of
the man and by the ease with whic'
he carries himself when walking i
playing. There is nothing awkwaru
about him, even when he flubs a shot.
He looks and act- the utt of a real
This place is rapidly becoming the
home of the golf bugs, those of the
worst sort. Some here take their game
so seriously they are unable to sleep
nighta whenever they make a poor
tcore. One man drifted into the club
house after a wretched exhibition last
week and oifered to sell his clubs for
30 cents. Freddy McLeod, the star
pro, knowing the species well, prompt?
iy purchased them at that price. Tne
i next day little Freddy sold back to
; the same man for $30. Such is golf!
St. Augustine has become the mecca
j ot" the pros this winter. Paddy Doyle,
Jack Forrester, George Bowden, Jack
| Hagen and Wilfrid Reid were new ar
i rivals last week. Perfect weather and
a perfect course influer.ced them to de
J lay their departure! southward for three
j days. All of them will be back aga.n
i cn March 4, when the annuai open
i championship tournament will be held.
This meet promises to be one of the
best in the South thia year.
? ? m
In yonr apare time take up s ci>nr%? ?f
matructlon In inmi pr*>fltabt? prttNeslon
or t:ad?. Conault the Help WantocJ JTamala
an-i Male Inatruet'lon Cotoma la to-6kya
the Coming Season
Martin Requires Schooling
A. E. F. Hero Has Makings of ChampJon
By Grantland Rice
Bob Martin, of the A. E. F., still ha? quite a distance to go, but the
young heavyweight is on his way.
Very few believed that he was ready to stop or outpoint a crafty,
experienced fighter of Bill Brei?ian's caliber, and while the official verdict
was against him, the contest added another sprig or so to Martin's collec?
tion of laurel buds.
The A. E. F. champ has bareiy had time to step out of the novice
class. When the big guns quit barking, less than three years ago, he was
an unknown kid, slender and wiry, but without a flash of boxing science.
In the last two years he has been moving steadily upward vistder Ray
Bronson's guidance, and on Friday night he proved that the stuff is
present of which fighting kings are made.
. It was no simple task for a young fighter with little experience to
travel fifteen rounds wth a veteran of Brennan's ability. Brennan had
put many a tough fight under hi3 belt before Martin ever came along.
But Martin was facing his first big test. As a novice he had been
properly schooled among the saps and suckers of the game, dismantling
most of these with one punch. But he had never met a Brennan before,
nor any one approaching Brennan's class.
Meets His First Test
It was his first test?his first step?out against anything approaching
class. It was exactly what he needed, for the spotlight was turned upon
his main weaknesses?the lack of a left-hand punch or jab and the neces?
sity o??starting his right from the heel to produce an explosion.
It will take time, hard work and careful training, but there isn't any
reason why Martin can't acquire jabbing or punching power in his left
that will make his right doubly valuable.
The one-handed puncher ;? up against too great a handicap when he
meets a smart boxer. For his opponent then has only one paw to water..
which kills off any chance for a threat or a feint.
In his next few starts against ordinary talent Martin should practice
the art of jabbing, or snipping with his left, rather than continue the old
svstem of nailing them with his right t^.g-et a quick knock-out, with its
Martin can afford 10 let the quick right-handed knock-outs Iapse foi
a spell now, while he develops a better ail-around boxing skill in which
both guns of his battery are called into use.
Bob Has Many Assets
.He still has his liabilities. but his assets should not be overlookad.
They include, numbered in order:
1. Distinct coolness under fire.
*_'. Aggressive* courrge.
*i. The ability to absorb a wailop or a series of punches without
4. A jaw-cracking right.
There is no need to hurry him along. He is still young, and he still
needs a good many more boxing iessons that will bring an ability to hit
| from shorter range at greater speed. With a punishing left added to his
repertorie, the additional experience and the greater skill that anothef
well-planned year will bring, Martin by the spring of 1922 will be ib
position to bother even a champion.
He has the start. The res>t of it now depends in the main upon hov
he is handled, not only in his next few matches, but in his training worn
outside of competition?. A good, shrewd boxing instructor can do him a
world of good, for the stuff is undoubtedly there to work with.
Bv Score of 21-18
-? ol Correspondenca to Tht Tribune
HANOVER, X. H.. Feh. 19.- Dart?
mouth maintained its piace as cham?
pionship contender in the [ntei
giate Basketball League here to-night
by defeatitng Columbia 21?18 in ai
game that was close from the first i
wbistle to the last. The guarding of
both teams was spectacular and most !
of the shots from the field were long
ones, Free throws played a prominent i
part in the final score, Cullen having
the edge on Johnson, of Columbia. The
Dartmouth man missed only one throw,
while Johnson failed twice.
Cullen played a spectacular game,
making 17 of Dartmouth's 21 points.
Tlie Xew Yorkers led during ihe ftrst
few minutes of plav. but once Dart?
mouth ?0t into the lead she was never'
headed. The Green led at half time !
by 12 to 10. Both teams played the
whole game without substitutions.
Dartmouth (21). Poa Columbia (18)
Yulll. i- !?' Johnson
Cullen. .. . .,.1.. !?' .Tynar i
Chambe.rlafn .C .Waiaon -
Mlllar. 17 0 Pull-yn
Field baeketa- Cullen (3). Mlllar ?.<
Tynan (2), Pulieyn (2). Reilly. Guala from '
iltuIb?Cullen (11), Juhnaon <?). Time
7:0 minute halves !'.?-?:? ? ? -;i. h
N. Y. U. Quintet Easily
Defeats Vermont, 51?8
New York University's chumpion
basketball team had an easy time with
the quintet of the University of Ver- |
mont last night at the local court. win?
ning by a score of 51 to 8. The fast
torwards of the locals had no diflfl
in getting past the weak defense of the
New Englanders, ar.d Bcored fourte D
points before the visitors could register
a single marker. The score a: half
time was 23 to 4. Delaney, playing
guard for the winners. was easily the
star of the cont'-.-.:
N. T. V. ,'ern * '?< I ?
Uoeller. I. I-' Btrvens
Holman. R. F Harrla
Robertaon.C . .Klsg
Baker....... . \. ? ?
Delun-V. 17 '. Marr '
Uoala from floor?X. T. U.,
Delaney <i) Robertaon (2), Ho
Baker. Hatt-s. (J) Ve mont, King,
Cloala from fo R ?<??? taon >4), H< an
HarriM (4). Bubatitul ona Bierce for Kob- I
ertson, Robertaon tor Blerce, Batee for
Holman, Iiurj* for j.:*,.-'! (irmagttr for
Marr, Mills for King >'She?,
West'Point Time of halvea?26 minutei
O'Hara Turns In a 68
On St. Augustine Links
ST. "AUGUSTINE," Fla., Feb. 19.- Pat
O'Hara. the Richmond County Club of
j New York professional and holder of '
| the Irish open championsh'p, ?et a sea- i
! son's record for the St. Augustine links j
; to-day, making the e:ghteen holes in
: C8 strokes. The record for the course
! ia 60, made by Mike Brady last year in '
; touinamer.t olay.
O'Hara and Freddie McLeod, of the j
| Columbia Country Club, each had made
; a 69 previousty this season. O'Hara's
j card to-day was as follows:
; Out, par.I H U4 H ?,?3.
! In. "par.. U 11U M 4?J7?TS
I O'Hara . 3577345;: 4 1?3:1?61
O'Hara's score was remarkable in
! view of the fact that a high wind blew
! across the course and carried many
good shots to the rough. However, the
New Yorker played a beautiful ehort
game, laying the bail dead en practi?
cally avery hole and thus got around
in five under par.
Commerce Quintet Triumphs
BRIDGEPORT. Conn., Feb. 19.?The
High School of Commerce P. 8. A. L.
basketball champions of Greater New
York defeated the Bndgeport High
School flve herr> this afternoon by m
score of 27 to S. Jacob*iynd Parker
starred for the victors.
Have Easy Time
Yale University'a watermen ras'i
defeated Columbia in both the swin
ming nu-et and the water polo gBn
contested last night at the local poo
The score in the swimming meet
4.' to 11. and of tae water polo match.
14 to 5. Columbia could get only one
first place in the meet, Louis Balbsci-,.
the Olympic team diver, winning the
fancy diving conteat with 94.9 points.
Leeming Jelliffe, of Yale, and for?
merly of Poly Prep. coualled the Co?
lumbia pool record in winning the 100
yard race, Hia time, which was 56 *_'-'?
seconds, eciualled tlie b>st f.n-m.r ?,-,?,
made by Hei Vollmer. Gu?m nsi->, ..
Yule, defeated Mahar, the B!:
White's gn-at plunger, by several ?ft
ond*. Both men, plunged the leng* >
of the 75-foot tank. but Guernsev dM
lt in ;'astcr time, The summarie'a:
BInney Ta ?
HUa-inf .uri . Cryatal, Columbl ?
ird - n*on by Jelliffe Ts -
? Tale, at ond Bberhardl Colui
bis. tliir.l. Tlm<?, O-.Sf ::?,-.
220-yard ewlm?Won by Marshall. Tal?
rpwnaend, V'alr. secon-1: I.owndea. Cnlum
t>i3 . thirii. 4-f,.
fanc; diving conteat?Won hv i. b?>
bach Columbia, with nt 9 polnte; Perffu
r?l?, I9.S point a, aecon.l; Pollard .
Yu.-. R9.fi polnta, ihlra.
riunrf* foi distance?Won by nucmif
? Ith a plunge of :_ f>e_. ln 61 * ,
- Maher, Columbia, 75 reel in or
mlnntet. ...-..,,? Pr??t. Yale, 6t feet. thlr.t
300-foot relay?Won by Tale (Fatleo
rooha. Banka and Unausa): Columbia
(Cryatal. Rotachild, Bbarhardt a*d
Lowndea) second. Time. 1:33 2-C.
? Tale ? ' Poa. (rc'.uin\,.B tf)
Rothweln. C. F. Bei?!in? ?
**r.R- s .. w .
'?Hi": ?". B .Rocera
- Belallnaer, .lemffe arid Kour
Talf. ?. Kubalitutio'.*
?Jelliffe for Rotfawein. Hinth tor <*o>.-pe
l Waldecker. Tlm? of h?lv*-?
? minutea. Referee?Joe RoaaeU, H T
Army Buskrtball Teain
Nose* Out Union, 32-30
V EST POIXT. N. Y.. Feb. l?.?The
Army won a tight game of basketball
to-day from Cnion. The final ecorr
read: Army, 82; 1'nion. S0. Ai half
time the Army led, 15 to 14, but Union
took the lead several times throughour
the final period. The Vt'ea: Poir.*
displayed a much impro<ed form t>>
day, but some smoothneas was lack |
n their passing and floor work. Th>?
game waa fast, and the plav of bo*
teams aggreaaive, b-at elewa. Yiehole*
otarted with sensational shots ftom far
down the court
Arrnv I*o?. Union 13?)
Virhuleg \. y .... Btuck'r
1 ?'' r' '? .tl. K. .
3)ub*zi. ?> Ceater .. <j?*m, i
.J.. O . Rlnal-lt
Kaaaler r. q. Kam.
Goals froaa fir'.xi?French (S). Vichu'-*
[>ab??iee (l). PfeiaTar, Hmvth. Keaater,
Brueker 12j. Simmaeur. !>rohan. Wilb-.
..--? totman U), Karnjut. Go. ?
. foul?i''rfti, U. ? <>ut r,t 1J. Bruckar, f.
out of : Babai lutioin *iin? Bonn
for F*r?neh, Srnytho tear Pfelffer; I
Wllbu: for Kimtnoa*. l>roh?n for Getma:
.'?>n<-a for Druhtn. Wttman for Ji.n
Tirne ot 1-aiwa. ?0 rntnutea. K-feree?K!
Thorpe l?e l.;i Smile. Cmplre?? Howard
Cans, New Vork I'tv-vth.".
Seventh Victorv for Lafavette
I EASTON*. Pa., F?b.'l9.?The La'faye- ?
JCollere b&sketball team won its seventn
straight homa game here to-night, d*
; feating the Delaware CeU-ef** five by
the score of 21 to 13. Delaware mi>.
only two field goals. In the prelim -
nary contest the Lafayette freshme'.
defeated th? Philadelphia All-Scholas
tics, 84 to 24.
Penn Five Beata Cornril
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 19. The Cnl
? veraity of Pennsylvania defeated Co:
. nell, M to M, u u -intercoilegiatebas
l ketbaU gume here to njgfc