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Cc. uLxy and Callahan were well
pleased with the accommodations at
Paso Robles last spring, and Grabiner
will attempt to arrange for a return
Because of the globe-girdling tour
of the Sox and Giants, it was be
lieved for a time that the spring
training trip for the American Leag
uers would be a small time affair.
Comiskey believed he would do with
out his time-honored baseball special
to the coast
There has been a change. So few
of the Sox are going to foreign parts i
that the special will be necessary.
.The spring camp will be the regula
tion big league affair, with a full
complement of veterans and rookies.
GraMnfer will have charge of the spe
cial and Vice Manager Kid Gleason
win boss the players. t
Heinle Zimmerman 'has been drop
ped from membership in the Baseball
Players' Fraternity for non-payment
of dues. Zim became delinquent dur
ing the past Bummer. President Fultz
says he believes the great German
merely has been forgetful and is not,
opposed to the fraternity.
Jimmy Sheldon, since 1905 football
coach at the University of Indiana,
has resigned, to take effect at the
close of the present season. The 60-to-0
defeat Iowa administered to In
diana is thought t& have hastened
Sheldon's act The coach, who was
a star end at Chicago under Stagg, J
is still popular witn Hoosier students
and his resignation has caused regret
at Bloomington. '
Director George Ehler of the ath
letic department, University of Wis
consin, is out with a vehement de
nial that Coach Junneau will be de
posed as mentor of the Badgers at
the close of the present campaign.
The story first appeared Monday in
a Chicago morning paper.
"The statement in the first place
was absolutely without the slightest
basis of truth," said Ehler. "Further
more, it was the meanest and lowest
type of "criticism that could be direct- j
ed against a man in his hour of de
feat "We do not engage a football
coach at Wisconsin for the sole pur
pose of winning conference cham
pionships, and, when he fails, turn
upon him and cast him out coldly!
The coach's value is measured by the
faithful, honest service he renders
the institution whose football eleven
he directs, not by his ability alone to
turn out championship teams, as
would, seem to be the case if the ar
ticle referred to had been true."
This statement from the Wiscon
sin professor is refreshing. It shows
that at least one university retains
the old, and proper, view of the pur
pose of a football team.
In the inception of the sport the
idea was to give the players proper
physical training, and furnish com
jjetition that would breed friendly
rivalry between the universities.
Lately football has become a finan
cial consideration with too many in
stitutions. They go to great expense
to turn out winning teams, knowing
that a winner, in turn, will prove a
great moneymaker for the athletic
Ehler arid the doctrine he stands
for, could well be followed by numer
ous other colleges.
Northwestern, football players are
tobe numbered in the game with In
diana. Every undertaker can then re
Xer to. a. program and easily identify
Bob McAllister, crack California
middleweight, who has been, finding
it hard to break into the game in
New York, has been matched to meet
Mike Donovan Nov. 26. Donovan is
the son of John L. Sullivan's old
Freddie Welsh will fight Phil Bloom,
in New York Nov. 25. Bloom is a
tough boy, having held Harlem Tom
my Murphy to a draw recently.
Giants beat Sox again yesterday in
Oxnard, Cal., 3 "to 2. Mathewson
pitched for the-Giants, Benz and Rus
sell performing for the Sox.