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RACING DAYS ENDED
Champion Runner Accepts Posi
tion With Business Firm.
With HIb Passing Is Written Final
Chapter of One of Greatest Half.
Mllcrs Enlisted In Avla
JnnicH K. (Ted) Meredith litis an
nounced his retirement from the cln
dor pntli, nnd with his passing Is writ
ten the Html chapter of otio of tho
greatest hnlf-ntllcrs that ever lived.
Ho declnres that he has decided to set
tlo down to n business career with a
Philadelphia firm, but thero nro many
who believe that tho Indomltnblo Ted
will ho seen In his racing togs ngatn.
While his athletic efforts do not ex
tend over n period of more than four
years, Meredith's achievements during
this tlitio nro written Indelibly In his
tory. Ho Is the present world's record
holder for 4.10-ynrds (47 2-5 seconds),
and for the hulf-mllo (1 minute, 52 1-5
Ted hns nlso won the 440-yard na
tional championship twice, both tho
quarter and hnlf-mllo Intcrcolleglntcs,
under tho colors of tho University of
Pennsylvania sovernl times, and Is his
district champion and record holder
for these distances.
Meredith enlisted In tho aviation
corps, was promoted to tho rank of
licutennnt In a few months nnd later
was commissioned u captain. Meredith
was honorably discharged from tho
Bcrvlco on January 13.
HEYDLER RULES ON BETTING
In Deciding Chase Case League Ex
ecutive Sys Players Must Not
President Hoydler of tho National
league In acquitting Ilnl Chnso of tho
chargo of gambling In connection with
ball games said thero was nothing In
tho evidence presented to warrant even
nny accusation being mntlo against
Chase. It was shown that In ono
gamo In which Chaso was alleged to
have hot against Cincinnati ho won
with a homo run.
Ono paragraph of Heydler's finding
contained a warning that nny betting
by plnjers within tho league would re
Milt In liiiiueillatu expulsion. Tho
paragraph read :
"Any player who dining my term as
president of the National league la
shown to huvo an Interest In a wager
on any gaum played In tho league,
whether ho bets on or against his
team, or whether ho takes part In tho
game or not, will bo promptly expelled,
netting by players will not ho toler
ated." MEN OF ALL NATIONALITIES
Lot of Credit Must Be Given to Es.
tabllshment of Athletics In All
Tlmo wos when It used to bo said
that nn athleto had to huvo somo sort
of a Celtic name to bo nny good. This
Is all changed, and a lot of thu credit
must bo Liven tn tho establishment nt
athletics In tho public schools, whero
tho vast melting pot of Kuropo Is
being molded Into truo Americans. In
a recent football gamo at tho Pntn
grounds between two crack high school
teams the lineup sounded Uko a bol
shevik casualty Hut. Practically nil
these boys wcro of Russian iipnn
They were learning tho meaning of
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?S&K iKr.l.ril Ncwipanr UliloiifePAS-
THREE FORMER AMERICAN LEAGUE STARS
RELEASED FROM NAVY AND READY FOR PLAY
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Three former big league stars Hob Slmwkoy, .loo McNully and Herb
Pennoek have received their discharges from tho navy and will bo back In
the American league next season.
Tho three arrived recently from nctlvo duty overseas, and, after a short
suiy ut Norfolk, wcro given their discharges. Pennoek nnd McNully expect
to Join tho lied Sox when the tlmo arrives for the spring training Jaunt.
Tho New York club was about to tako monsmes to hasten Shuwkey's
release. Tho day on which his discharge papers cainu through he received a
letter from Miller, HuggliiH, manager of thu Yankees, to that effect.
Shuwkey, who wus a chief yeoman, was on tho destroyer which met Presi
dent Wilson oft tho coast of Franco nnd nlso took part lu tho army-navy bull
gamo which wus played before King Qeorgo In London.
COURTNEY BACK AT CORNELL
Head Coach of Crew Who Retired Be
cause of Falling Health Reaccepts
Charles B. Courtney, who, bocnuso
of falling health, retired as Jicud
coach of tho Cornell crow In 1010, has
rcacccptcd that position, It wns an
nounced ut Ithaca, N. Y. Ho will bo
Coach Charlea E. Courtney.
assisted next season by John Collyer,
assistant coach last year, and John
Hoyle, boat builder.
Mr. Courtney, who Is sixty-nine
years old, had completed 'AW years of
active coaching at Cornell when ho an
nounced his retirement. Since then
ho has acted In an advisory capacity.
GEERS AND MURPHY WEALTHY
Klngplno of Trotting Circuit Earn
Vast Sums Coaxing Horses Along
to Winning Post.
Pop (Jeers and Tommy Murphy nro
tho kingpins of the trotting circuit.
Gcers has had a longer experience,
and anyone who likes tho light har
ness horse always thinks of him In
connection with tho trotter or pacer,
but last j ear tho laurels fell to Mur
phy. In lltteen weeks of tho Ornnd
Circuit tho horses that ho drove won
moro than $100,000. Tommy himself
umdo nearly half this amount, which
Is a pretty good sum for nnyouo who
can sit In a sulky and simply coax
his horse- along to the winning post.
llo started lu 17S races, won 70, was
second lu 40, third lu -Wj nnd fourth
In Vb- Ho was unplaced only ''J
times. Ho llulshud llrst or second
110 times, (leers started lu only 7o
oventH, but rnn up tho respectablo to
tal of winnings of $:m,010.
D0WD IS PROMISING PLAYER
Youngster Secured by Detroit From
International Is Praised by
Tntsy Donovan, who managed tho
Syracuse-Hamilton team In tho Inter
national hist season, Is quoted as say
ing that Snooks Dnwd, sold to tho De
troit Tigers and expected to report to
Hugh Jennings In tho spring, Is one
of tho best youngsters ho over looked
nt. Dowd can play second, third or
short, but short Is his best bet. He
hit .200 In 37 gomes lu the Internation
al last year. lie quit tho game early
to go Into war work,
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Itubo Oldtlng has a lot of good com
mon baseball sense.
The Pacific Coast Haseball league
will begin Its season April 8.
Tho Now York Americans will go to
Jacksonville for spring training.
Ilan Johnson says this will bo a
record baseball year. That settles It.
Oscar VItt Is going to como very
nenr making tho lted Sox champions
Tho Notro Dnmo football cloven will
clash with tho army, November 0, at
West Point. '
Philadelphia motorbont enthuslnsta
plan to revive tho raco to llermuda
Allan Sothoron, who quit tho Browns
to go Into essential war work, will bo
back lu April.
Pennsylvania Stato college has an
lnterfrnternlty basketball leoguo mtido
Up of U2 tennis.
Ilnmch Itlekoy gave tho Kansas City
club a near baseball team to obtain
Catcher Steve O'Neill Is planning
for a big year with the Cleveland In
dlniis next season.
Wllbcrt Itohlusoii Is counting on Al
MoniiiiiY to pitch great bull for tho
Dodgers this year.
Fred Toney will Join the Giants with
a haircut that won't become tho rago
lu big league circles,
Columbia university may not take
tho customary spring baseball trip to
tho South next April.
Slim Sulleo says ho won't play hall
this season. Ho believes ho can make
moro money raising tobacco.
Tho minors and majors aro doing
plenty of business together for fac
tions supposed to ho ou tho outs.
The Colonial Yacht club of New
York will Include tho 00-nillo raco to
Corn Fold lightship among Its feature
events this year.
The Incorporation of tho army, navy
and civilian hoard of boxing control
at Albany marks a favorable step to
ward tho resumption of boxing In Now
Patsy Flaherty, veteran southpaw,
who monnged Mobile In tho Southern
lenguo last year nnd then enlisted In
tho tnnk service, has been discharged
and Is ready for baseball again.
Princeton nnd Yalo varsity eight
oared shell crows may raco on tho Der
by (Conn.) lloiiRatonlu river eourso In
May. Cornell mny also compete against
tho Tigers and lilacs thu sninu after
noon. Annapolis ncademy gymnnsts nro
coached by Louis II. Mang, headmas
ter In athletics. In ten seasons of
dual meets the bailors huvo lost only
two competitions against crack repre
sentatives of colleges nnd clubs,
HANK GOWDY COMING
'HERO OF BALL FANS
Shipyard Heroes Will Run Second
in "Popular" Race.
Majority of baseball Idols Will Be
Able to Trace Their Popularity to
Service In France Players
Somo of our ery best baseball Idols,
who have been monopolizing tho spot
light for many seasons, nro very lluble
to find themselves a shade shy on popu
larity when certain lads who have
been wearing khnkl get back Into
A ringing hit, u stolen base or n
sensational stop will still draw forth
a round of cheers from the fnns, no
matter who tho player, but there nro
going to bo some new favorites on
tho ball lots next summer, and a ma
jority of them wilt be able to traco
their popularity to service lu France.
The coming hero of faiulom, who
will stand head nnd shoulders above
all tho rest as a popular Idol Is
"Lunkus llnnkus" dowdy, the ilrst ma
jor league ball player to toss his hat
Into tho ring alongside of Uncle
Gowdy was once reported to hnvo
been killed In action lu the Argonno
Forest, but he has been found with the
American army of occupation on soil
which the kaiser used to rule, and ho
Is very much nllvo and Just ns full of
ginger as ever. Aside from dodging n
number of big shells and little machine
gun bullets that wcro tossed lu his
direction by thu Huns, Gowdy came
out of a perfectly good war unscathed
with tho exception of ono wound nnd
memories of many cooties.
When ho gets hack Into tho regalia
of tho big leagues ho Is going to col
lect a thousand fold In popularity what
he lost lu tho way of salary by enlist
ing. What u reception he'll get Oh,
And tho funs wilt shower their
prulso on nil others, who, Uko Gowdy,
hnvo seen real service over there. The
nhlpyard heroes, though not all of
them aro to bo censured, will feel
that there Is something missing when
they walk to tho plato next season.
And there'll bo something missing, all
right, for tho fans have a faculty of
keeping In pretty dose touch with tho
pill chasers season lu nnd season out.
HIS FUTURE WAS BEHIND HIM
Nick Altrock, Washington's Clown
Coach, Thought of Days When
Ho Was Idol of Chicago,
A gypsy fortune teller wus holding
forth ono day last summer In ono of
tho old wooden shades on lower Penn
sylvania avenue. Nick Altrock, Wash-
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Ington's clown-concher, passed nnd
tho gypsy maiden accosted him:
"Better drop In and get a lino on
your future," sho urged.
"Nothing doing," replied Nick. "My
futuro Is behind me." For he thought
of tho days when ho was tho Idol of
the Chicago fans.
HAIL THE GOBI
tter'n to the cob on land or on te
Tha tailor who's keeping; the world's
The inlttes who peddle their sandpaper
Are there with the "bright work" and
swabbing down docks.
They've shown nil their foiimen the way
they rale hob;
They've convoyed acroaa an American
That made the damned Kalttr ctow sick
of hli Job
So here'n to the icobl
llere'n to tho gob, abroad or at hornet
He's brought about pence on a turbulent
lie's eerved In the trench with the Eng
lish nnd Trench
When llglitltifi's tho game he I show of
For the sailor's a mixer and never a
He'll nlit with a hlRhbrow as well ax
ttipcclally Germnnn who murder and rob
So here's to the gobl
Hcre'i to the gob whatever his rate,
Apprentice or nremnti or seaman or
He's given his trifle to help win the war.
And mightier prnlee Isn't nny one's store.
So flit up your Koblets drink toast to the
The Knight of the Mop and the Csar of
the Swab' ,
The tlmo Is for laughter and nary a. sob
Bo hero's to tho gobl
-Howard Wets In "Navy Life."
PROVED HE KNEW TOO MUCH
Probably Youth Now Realizes Truth
of the Old Adage That "Silence
An amusing In
tho other day of
the o a s e with
which ono may
get Into troublo
by having too
much to say.
hail been way
laid, stunned by
a blow on the head, and robbed.
Ultimately n young fellow wns ar
rested and charged with the crime.
He stoutly maintained his Innocence.
Despite tho efforts of his counsel to
keep him quiet, prisoner continually
Interrupted while the prosecutor was
"How much do you say there was In
the bag?" prosecutor was asked.
"I'm not quite sure," wns the reply;
"but I should say there would be over
"That's another He." blurted out tho
prisoner. "There wasn't sixteen I"
It Is not surprising that the verdict
went against him.
How Artillery Preparation Sounds.
Though people nro turning nsldo
from "war stuff" with something like
sighs of relief, tho following linos,
written by Arthur Itulil for Collier's
Weekly, seem worth n little space. Ho
Is writing of the American artillery
preparation in advance of the last
grent offensive In the Argonne:
"Over our bends, now with quick,
pert, almost rivalrotis whistles; now
with long drawn, lazy moans; and now
with n rushing sound of a departing
express train, tho shells began racing
over Into the enemy's lines. Nenrby
batteries, firing lu snlvos, slapped tho
ears with sharp, physical concussions.
Thero would be Instances of pauso
Bolnctlmes, mid then scores of detona
tions 'crowding over each other In n
curious sort of localized thunder tlint
reminded one of torrents of great balls
Archbishop Whateley's Wit.
Many stories have been told of tho
wit of Archbishop Wlmtdoy. On ono
occasion bo asked a candidate for ad
mission to holy orders what was tho
difference between u form nnd a cero
mouy. The candldnto hnvlng rucked
his brain for nu answer without suc
cess, tho archbishop explained. "Tho
difference Is this you sit upon a
form, but jou stand on ceremony I"
Once, at a gathering of clerics, ho put
tho question, "Why do whlto sheep
eat more than black ones?" And,
thero being no correct reply, though
several attempts at a solution wcro
made, the nrddilsbop himself gavu tho
answer: "Simply because thero aro
more of them."
Life's Rewards for Youth.
It's nil a in tb that says wo must
wait until wo are old for tho rewards
of our youth. You ran begin to reap
now. Life's liunots grow fast, anil
life's rewards hnu no virtue In dolny.
In these days the world Is talking In
terms of joung men. Tho reason Is
that In those las young men hnvo
learned the use of tho minutes and are
tho great producing agencies of prog,
rcss. To their xenl Is tho bpced and
quality of modem output. They aro
eager for rownid and mnko tho sys
tem that brings the reward early. It's
nil part of tho great law of giving,
Here's Modern Solomon.
Unnblo to decide tho ownership of
flvo homing pigeons, Municipal .Tudgo
Charles F. Mcklnloy of Chicago
placed his name on llw slips of paper,
tied them to the pigeons and let them
fly out of tho window.
"Tho ouo who brings mo back tho
slips of paper I will decldo as tho
owner of the pigeons," tho Judgo said.
When the men appeared In court
ono of them had tho slips. To tho
other Judge McKlnlcy said;
"You may pay ?'J costs to the clerk
for tho trouble jou huvo cnuscd."
"I don't know how tho Drowns can
ufford nn nutn."
"Well, my dear, I wouldn't let that
problem worry me. Probably thoy
ilon't know themselves." Poople'i
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