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ALL THE SPORTING
Jim Thorpe's "confession" of
professionalism has stirred up
European sports, but most of
them are disposed to treat the In
Swedish authorities are unde
cided whether to accept the re
turned trophies Thorpe won at
the Olympic games, " as he was
supposed to be an amateur and
was so classed when the games
were run off. The Amateur Ath
letic Union, however, has sent to
Carlisle for the trophies and will
ship them to Sweden.
Thorpe added to his statement
by declaring he was not an excep
tion to the amateur class, and that
many college athletes played ball
in the summer for money. He said
he had the names of several.
James E. Sullivan, secretary of
the A. A. U., invited Thorpe to
tell all he knows. "I hope the
number of athletes named by him
will run upto forty or fifty," said
Sullivan. He made no explana
tion of the latter part of his re
mark. The London, Daily Citizen
sums the situation up correctly
in an editorial, which shows in
sight into American athletics. It
says : "There is no reason for the
hysteria exhibited in America.
We would hesitate to dub Thorpe
a sham amateur. He seems to be
suffering severely from unsophis
tication and faithful indiscretion.
There is no doubt that the Amer
ican committee acted properly,
but we wish they had not started
in on a poor Indian."
Manager. Callahan of the Sox is
GOSSIP IN BRIEF FORM
after Thorpe, though he has never
seen him in a ball game. It is pre
sumed Cal wants the Indian as a
drawing card because of the ad
vertising he has received. From
opinions of those who have seen
Thorpe in action he is a real ball
player and would add to the play
ing strength, aside from his box
office attraction. He winds up his
college course at Carlisle this
The age of miracles is still in
our midst, whatever that means.
A -Packey McFarland-Jack Brit
ton match is "alleged" to have
been arranged for New York by
Billy Gibson of the Garden A. C.
This follows the report yesterday
that Packey and Ad Wolgast had
hooked up for a fight before the
same club. The Packey-Britton
match is scheduled to follow a
month or so after the stockyards'
lad meets Wolgast.
That is a very ambitious pro
gram, and if Billy Gibson pulls it
off Herrman the Great and other
wizards will have nothing on him.
In fact, Billy will have nothing
much on himself, as the fighters
will demand guarantees that may
take the shirt off the promoter's
If any one really believes these
two matches will be staged, and
actually pulled off, then the bunco
steerers are overlooking good
workable material. With three
managers like Emil Thiry, for
Packey ; Tom Jones, for Wolgast,
and Dan Morgan, for-Britton, all
demanding the best of things,
there are bound to be hitches.