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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; WEDNESDAY,' DECEMBER 11; 1912.
I (eorgeiowh Coach Says Standard of Athletics in Washington High Schools Is Low
SOCIAL CONVENTIONS ARE LARGELY A MATTER OF IMAGINATION - By Goldberg
FAR BEHIND HERE,
PhiUdelphian Says Washing
. l ton High Schools Are
It, Below Standard.
HIGH SCHOOLS ARL
SAYS EDDIE BENNIS
LACK OF FACILITIES
, ROBS OF INTEREST
Pew Local Institutions Have Any
Sort of Grounds To Use
11- For Training.
r" By BRYAN MOSSB.
That Washington hlgn schools are far
behind other cities In athletic develop
Went and standard and In the manage
ment of athletics, Is the opinion of
Eddie Bennls, the Georgetown football
coach. Bennls. In comparing Washing
ton with Philadelphia, his home town
and the place where he has been csso
clated with athletics ror a number cf
years, finds the National Capital lack
inr In many departments, of .athletics.
Rot alone Ki tootball Is Washington
alow, but Bennls and others who have
had experience In athletics and with
ahletlc team a long enough time to
ve a close study of the situation, And
that this cltv has been and will continue
to be vears behind the times.
. After seeing one of, the high school
tootball games here last fall Bennls
Inquired If the teams represented tho
big high schools of the city and upon
being told that one of the teams n
forming was the last year's champion
stated that In neither weight nor ability
did It In any way comparo with the
Philadelphia champion team.
' Better In Philly.
"Our high schools In Philadelphia put
out teams of much better ability, are
stronger In every way and have better
material than the Washington elevens
We draw as much as 17,000 or W.OUO peo
ple In our big games and they are con
ducted Just as any big college game Is
run." said Bennls.
"I was surprised to learn the way
they do things here. Imagine conduct
ing a championship gamo In Philadelphia
without the proper number of officials.
1 understand, too, that one of tho high
schools has Us football captain appoint
ed by the faculty and that the boys
have little or no say in who shall coach
or who shall be appointed to lead the
"Other activities In Philadelphia ar
far and away ahead of tho Washington
high school sports. We have a regular
Interhlgh school basketball league and
championship games, we devote much
time to awlmrolng Inlta winter, and
our track teams, especially that of. Cen
tral High School. Is us good, If not bet
ter, than any-secondary college."
Othen Express Thoughts.
Bennls' opinion la only that which has
been many times expressed by other
persons who have seen Washington
high school athletic teams. Football
and baseball, with an annual track
M.t mn .m nanlrlnatlon In several In
door meets are the only things that
Washington nign scnoois wh pan w.
Tn nnjit. BAVMriil teams, notably re-
lay teams, of more than average ability
have been sent to the annual relay car
r.tval at Philadelphia, and one or two
good men In jears past, like Paul Cook
and Sidney Kent, Blaklstone. Dick
Dear, all of Central High School, have
hMn unt tn rnmneti In other cities.
It lias been said that the high schools
do not make enough money to properly
support athletics. In counter claim Is
the assertion that the SDorts are run on
such a small scale and that Interest has
not only been allowed to die aown, but
has been discouraged to the extent that
good teams and healthy Interest have
corao almost a thing unknown.
For five years past Eastern High
School and Business have not had any
sort of representation In track athletics.
Business, with a thousand students, and
Bastern with more than 400, are unablo
to get up enough interest tn track to
successfully compete with the other
schools In the annual track games.
Tech, with 700 boys, has never won a
track meet In the annual games, and
has never had a basketball team which
comparea with teams In this or other
dtles. Central High never has had a
basketball team, because of the fact
that there Is no gymnasium at the O
street Institution, but there has not
been enough Interest to start the game
or to rely upon the acltve steps taken
to make such a sport possible.
A lack of the proper facility to Indulge
In the sports has been the chief fault
, with the retardation of development and
' the lack of Interest In high school ath
letics. When a high school stadium
was proposed some rars ago the mat
tar was taken up with Interest, but so
far little has been done to give the high
sohools the proposed place to play their
games and to hold their annual meet.
Central, Business, Tech, and Eastern
are without proper places to train base
ball, football, and track teams. West
ern has a back lot to play baseball and
football on, and all of the schools are
having difficulty year after year In
getting suitable places to train their
Individual tournament Field. W.
District League Florists vs. Pal
ace. Departmental League Agrlcul-
(nni vi ftnvernmant Printing flfflcn.
Patent Examiners' League Inter
ference vb. Mechanics.
Northoastern League Haggertys
National Capital League Palace
District League Saengers vs.
Commercial League Judd & Dct
weller vs. Washington Tobacco Com
pany. Departmental League Navy Yard
Southern R. R. Clerks' League
freight vs. Comptrollers.
Carroll Council League Trinidads
Potomac Council League LaSalles
v. Champlains, De Sotas vb. Mar
quettes, Dalbous vs. Hennopins.
Bureau of Standards League
Electrical Division vs. ChemlatB.
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S drugs, a 1 2 N. Broad St., Phils., Pa.
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"Every Knock Is t Lcctt."
They're going to name the 1913 man
ager of the Highlanders today and the
betting Is on Frank Chance to win, with
Fielder Jones for place. Chance can
make American league baseball popu
lar In New York, but Frank Farrell
will have to keep his hands off, once
Chance takes charge. Ban Johnson
wants a winner In New Tork, and that's
why Chance will porbably get the place.
McCarthy's win surprising.
Luther McCarthy's win In sixteen
rounds from Jim Flynn Is surprising, aa
few supposed he could stop the rushing
Pueblo fireman. Now McCarthy should
take At Palxer on for twenty rounds on
the coast. They are apparently the best
of the white heavies.
Marquard In trouble.
Rube Marquard Is In trouble when he
bumps up against Johnny McQraw,
The "Little Corporal" rights to a finish
whenever he begins and. It he once
atarta after tho wry-necked southpaw.
Marquard will discover many things
that are now unknown to him.
That Navy game.
Georgetown does welt to schedule a
game with the Navy eleven next sea
son. They are natural sectional oppon
ents and. regardless of the result, the
contest has a certain ranking merit
neither can afford to lose. Offhand, I
should say that Georgetown will win,
for the Middles "point" for only one
game In a year, that with the Army,
Colllflower, who coaches the George
town baabet ball team, is hoping for
a win In tonight's opener at the Arcade.
The Georgetown quint has a hard
schedule ahead of It, and will have to
play the best sort of ball all season
to get A goood break. Tho team comes
under the athletic association as a rec
ognized sport and Colllflower Is anxious
to make good.
Vlgtlants are game.
The appearance of several all-South
Atlantic team stars on a team, and the
fact that several of tho reputed best
football players In this section of the
country stacking up against them have,
no terrors for the Vlgllants. Hegarty,
Dunn, White, Gargan, Kraft, Morris,
and several others should mako a great
combination, and yet Manager Ollvcrl'a
team will probably win.
Magin in Hospital as
Result of Bad Tumble
NEW YORK. Dec. ll-Jack Magln,
ot Newatk, N. J., Is In Bellevue Hos
pital, suffering from a splintered shoul
der, blade, the result of the first bad
tumble In the Blx-day race at Mudlson
Square Garden. The accident throws
out 'the Mueln-Lawrence team. Wild
sprints art brliiRlng many rails, and
Moron. Walker. Bedell, and Bcrthet nra
nil brulsvd from hlttlnc the floor. The
Huter brothers. Swiss champions, were
lapped early this niornlmt. The big
Held Is bunched at 1.169 miles, two laps,
the HuterB a lap behind. The record
Is 1,1(6 miles, five, laps.
804 Seventeenth Street
97 VCAIK suceessim practice u
aW IbrllW the oure u( Ckruul
Nervous, and Special Ulacascs at alta
llcaaa Health to Yea If Yon Suites
From Catarrh. Obtilty, Rbtumstlsm, Coutf
EiUon. flics. Throat. Luds, OndaLtiMrl
load, sod Hkln DUeAJO. N.rvou. D.bllll.
Ilny DIimms. Bladder Troublw, XmcISS
Biusd Polsuiilss, Uruptlsos. Vicars, sad all
trltat llHtMi tumd fur lira by sal
CHAROKB IXW INCLUDING MKDICINm
SffvaJe Waltlna: Boom for Lasta
orrics nouns i i
CI.. HMtiltat. Ivaaaia, II is tt bd
"Tale Is ray bark," said Bkbetlsl
MI pray yon, lasap Ita alaet
Note how Ita marble pillars
Raage npnard to the skies.
"Without the Law."
(A thrilling baseball drama In four sobbing, splssltudlnous rounds.
National League court, attorneys, witnesses, etc., trail tn from 1,600 miles
away as curtain rises.)
Act 1 N. L. court addresses Bresnahan "Mr. Bresnahan. If you get
stuck by our decision in this case will you abide by the verdict?"
Act 2 (Bresnahan) "Helno."
Act 3 N. L. court addresses President Jones, of St Louis "Mr.
Jones, If we rule you should pay Mr. Bresnahan $40,000, will you abide by
Act 4 (President Jones) "I should say not."
(Curtain as the orchestra tears off "Hall, Hall the Gang's All Here
but why the hotel bill?")
In the spring a fuller crimson comes upon the Grandolddope;
In the winter comes the essence of a piece of burning rope.
George Stalllngs lifted the Yanks from eighth place to second in two
years, and he believes he has the foundation for another uplift of equal
proportions. The Braves, however, have tho subway or grotto habit a
trifle stronger than any other team has had except the Browns, and Mr.
Stalllngs will havo accomplished a man's job in soaring as high as seventh
place for a starter. Stalllngs has some first-class material to work on, but
the main asslgnmentwlll come In breaking the habit You may recall
what happened to theVSenators, once they kicked off the winding sheet and
decided they were a ball team.
To Any Regular Fellow.
I'm there when some one cracks a spine or comes through with a two
The sob stuff Isn't in my line I'm no Ty Cobb with the legit;
So skip this with a hurried glance or clamp It down beneath the lid
Unless you care to take a chance and help us plnch-hlt for a-kid.
Take any kid who plays his faith against grim poverty's bare fangs
and wakes to find bis dream a wraith where still an empty stocking hangs;
How To Keep
By MIKE MARTIN.
Trainer of the Nationals.
With your cano at "attention." carry
It up above your head, keeping the arms
straight. Then bend your body at the
waist, first to one slda and then the
other, keeping your arms straight. Let
jcur cano go along with your body
easily. Repeat this movement ten times
on each aide before resting.
At first you will find It pulls at your
abdomen and waist. For a man carry
ing too much weight In that section
nothing could be better than this simple
little exercise faithfully followed for
Having completed this movement and
rested, raise your cane up aDove your
head onco more. Then lower It until It
rests parous the back of your shoul
ders. Bring It back above your head,
Economical Service from Electric Ve
hides Equipped With
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Ita't this what voi wait ia yosr "Electric?"
THE ELECTRIC STORAGE BATTERY CO.
General Offices and Works
Allegheny Ave. and 19th St.
The Query Direct.
(As Pro. C. H. Ebbetts holds a dress parade inspection of his new fSOO.OOO
In Shape No. 4
repeating tho movement ten times or so
You will find this develops the mus
cles of your shoulders, back and arms,
slmole as It seems from the descrlDtlon.
In the winter tie sure and keep out of
a aran wnue going tnrouKn tnese cxer
Umpire Rigler to Get
Money for Rixey Deal
NEW YORLC. Dec. 11. TTrnplre Rigler
will receivo te COM ho claims Is owed
him by the Philadelphia club for ob
taining the signature of Eppa Rlxey,
Jr.. the crack Vlralnla University south.
paw. President Wller has agreed to pay
the claim, but the league has gone on
record as opposed to allowing umpires
in me imure to act as scouts xor C1UDS.
Service and an
Mar. Penna. Sales,
"It coat sse-halt a salllloa,
Aad that's ao poet's dresm"
Whereat a rude voice broke the spell
"Now, Charlie, nkcrCs year tessaf
Poor, ragged dreamer facing this I
Are not worth, in the hit and miss,
Tho salvago of your Scotch or rye or what a good cigar Is worth.
That still might choke God's saddest sigh or build the sweetest dream on
An empty stocking by a cot a choking sob red eyes ot woe
Are you there In the pinch or not? You and the kid alone will know.
If you bavent skipped the preceding you might take three or four min
utes off to think It over; think what It would mean if it was your kid
about to be double-crossed or overlooked; what It would mean If you had
to stand by Chrstmas morning, helpless and hopeless, with an empty
stocking between you and a pair of eyes turned your way for the answer.
Not launching a sermon on the subject or getting hysterical about it you
may find it worth while between odd moments to see if it Isn't worth a
play. If we're wrong, mail us tho bill for your wasted time.
Umpiro Bill Klem, In his All-National pick last September, selected
Mathewson, Rucker, Tesreau. and Marquard for his staff. In 'John Hcyd
ler's pitching records these four top the list in effectiveness among those
who worked 200 Innings or more. Prof. Klem evidently had his sights
adjusted when he called this quartet
out of fourt is a fairly keen average
bueicb aa uur weii-anown spring, summer, tan, ana winter sport
Whenever the renowned tragedian. Rube Marquard, hears the name of
J. Lavender ho spurns his food for the rest ot the week. Up to July 8, the
date upon, which the Rube skidded within Lavender's reach, the Giant
southpaw had nineteen straight wins. From that point on through October
6 the published averages show him with seven wins against eleven de
feats. Starting with bis world record run he was still unable to finish aa
well as he did the year before when he led the circuit with a furlong to
A lavender color scheme waved before Marquard Is as a crimson flag
fluttered in the face of tho patron saint of Durham, N. C. In each case tho
next move is running amuck.
Soccer Teams to Play
Here Next Sunday
The Washington soccer team will
HKUin iry cumwiubiuiib mm mo ouni ui
Bt. George, the Baltimore organization,
which It has met before this season.
Alia umuiuuicaii. aiu nautili; ivr la
Do not hesitate to see
me to have your teeth
treated. Whether you need
one filling or an en'
tire set of teoth, I will do
the work WITHOUT caus
ing you tho least pain or
Fillings in Gold, Silver, jja g. i
Platinum and Porcelain 3vlC CO ) I
Gold Crowns, Bridge Work $3, $4, $5
Largest and most thoroughly equipped parlors in Washington.
Appointments may be made by telephone.
Open until 8 p. m. for the accommodation of those who cannot
come in the day. Sunday hours, 10 a. m. to 4 p. m.
DR. WYETH, 427-429 7th St. N..W
Opposite Lanshnryh k Bro.
wonder if God's saddest tears
the sal vac n of a few short hearaf
from the N. L. fields. Picking four
from a game which carries as many
tum game, believing- that they are ca
pable of turning the trick this time.
The game will be played at the Rose
dale playgrounds. Seventeenth and Galo
streets southeast. The contest Is sched.
uled to start at 2:30 o'clock. Captain
McGlnty and men will be in fine shape
for the game, according; to report, as
the team will put In extra practice for
Over Grand Union Tea Co.
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Virginia Wants Ryan
To Coach Pitchers
CHATtIX)TTESVIL.lE. Va., Dec. 1L-
There la a growing desire to obtain
"Jack" Ryan, tho Nationals' crack
coach of young pitchers, to coach the
Vlnglnla baaeball team this coming
spring. While all the Virginia demands
must necessarily come second to the
wishes ot Manager Clark Orlfnth In
this connection, there Is every pros
pect thai the former Jersey City man
ager will be procured for awhile at
There seems not the slightest chance
of Umpire Rigler again assuming this
responsibility tho coming season. Fur
thermore, Ryan's work was by odds
the most satisfactory of any coach Vir
ginia ever had, so bis name will be
Top" Lannlgan, the Virginia trainer
and ex officio man in charge of each
branch of athletics at the university,
discussed the subject at length. "I
shall try to divide my time equally be
tween the baseball nine and track squad
wnen tne former neeas my sen-ices.
However, I would be mightily pleased if
Jack' Ryan would take the boys again
this year. He worked wondera with
tho team. Instructed them In a fine sys
tem of team play, and brought out
Kppa Rlxey to his best possible form.
'Kp' was a real pitcher when Ryan
"Now, this Is my plan. According
to the alumni coaching system, a pro
fessional coach can only be engaged for
two weeks at the most. I am trying
to Induce the board to extend thla
period two weeks longer, thus making
an entlro month. Then If we might
wcure 'Jack Ryan for this time, we
should have a team econd to none.
Naturally, with tho Washington squad
here early in the season, the youngsters
on the Virginia squad could havo plenty
of willing advice from the major
leaguers, as was the situation last
year, when both squads got along fa
mously. Then. It Manager Griffith
w-ould consent to Ryan's absence tor a
month, our boys would rank with the
best tn the country. Furthermore, I
myself believe Ryan Is desired above
all others to develop some husky pitch
ing material I have working with me
In the gymnasium now."
Tom Lynch Re-elected
To Head Old League
NEW YORK, Dec. 11. Thomas J.
Lynch has been re-elected president of
the National League, no opposition
being shown to his candidacy. John
Hcydler continues as secretary-treasurer,
C. J. Sullivan, of New York, re
places John T. Brush on the league's
board of directors. Heydler's term runs
for three years, but Lnch's for only
I examine your teeth
and advlso you of the best
course to pursue FREE OF
CHARGE. Should any
work be necessary, I will
give you tho benefit of my
years of study and experi
ence. My CHARGES ARE
THE LOWEST IN THE
My Patent Suction Teeth
They Never Slip or Drop
Hilltoppers Meet Md.
At Basketball Tonight
Georgetown basketball players are all
ready for tonight's engagement with the
University of Maryland quint, which
will be met on the Arcade floor at 9:15.
The Blue and Gray players have been
hard at It for the past week under the
direction of Coach Colllflower.
More than anxious to start off the sea
son wits a victory the Georgetown fivo
will put forth Its best effort to land a
win. Maryland has previously met
Columbia University of New York, and
while beaten by a large score showed
that w 1th a little more conditioning and
harder work would Improve.
While no line-up has been announced
by the lllue and Gray coach It Is fully
expected that practically every man on
the squad will be used during the en.
gagement. Valk and Wctsel, former
Y. M. C. A. stars, will make an appear
ance In a Georgetown uniform for the
or tne otners Martin, waldron, Hol
lander. Whelan. Shugrue, Scott. Foley
and Hclskell have played before al
though sevcrnl of these men are appear
ing on the varsity for the first time.
Will Have Racing.
NEW YORK. Dec. 11. The approval
of the stewards of the Jockey Club has
Just been grnnUd to the Charleston
Fair and Racing Association to conduct
a racing meeting at Charleston January
25 to March 29. Inclusive. H. Pettenglll
was applnted steward to represent tho
Jockey Club. .
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