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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
Central High School's Years of Clean Record in Track Athletics Is Threatened
THIS ALL COMES UNDER THE HEAD OF PLEASURE
OP CENTRAL HIGH
f M THE GUY
THROUGH b HUGH
PUT SO MAMY PJS
Novices Make Up Larger Part
of Candidacy for Athletic
MX liSWaST HTVObeb-
i& HIS BILL
HAVE VETERANS IN
MILE AND HALF-MILE
tnterclass Meets Scheduled to
Create Interest in Gymnas
From .present Indications Central High
School may have her Ions standing mo
nopoly In track athletics broken this
year. - No school at this time appre
ciates .this situation more than Central.
As a result of the conditions, a squad
uj. some ioriy or mty candidates are
going through the routine of starts,
sprints and laps, under Coach Bill
Though any number of boys training
at Central appear to be coming high
scnool stars, the entire squad except
ing two men are novices. This Is a con
dition with which the O street school
las not been confronted In several
ycajel Heretofore; veteran material has
assured a victory In the annual spring
JUKI, oecause or ail around supremacy
over the teams of other schools.
The only events In which Central
seems to be well fortified are the mile
and half mile. What sprint men are
available are not sufficiently experienced
to compete with equal chance with oth
pr dash men In the high schools. A
-scarcity of Jumpers and vaultera will
necessitate the development of men for
these events, while there are no reliable
weignt inrowers in the school at aiL
Central candidates for hurdle honors
have been performing encouragingly
Huring the Indoor training. M. Duvall,
Buell. Beeves. Baldwin, Hunt, and HoII
ingawortb are the aspirants, the first
two of whom give especial promise.
None of them are seasoned hurdlers.
In field events several are training
Particularly to bolster up this depart
ment. High Jumpers have been work
ing outdoors, while pole vaulters. dur
ing the mild weather of early winter,
have been practicing In the school yard.
Though he will enter Iarge'teams in
the different meets of the jndoor season.
Coach Foley stated that he had no
nopea of winning any honors, but de
clared "thai the experience would ben
efit: the team for future races. A lnre-p
team of novices will enter the games
of the George "Washington and George-
ujwn. ana it now seems lliteiy mat a
Houad will be sent tn the John Hiin-
kins-Flfth Regiment meet in Baltimore.
Owing to the loss of all quarter-mllers
and no reliable material from which
to select competitors for this distance.
Central will enter no relay teams In
fuiy of the winter meets. This Is the
Intention at the present, at least.
Interclass meets are held every Wed
nesday, and have created interest
among the athletes, but thus far per
formances have been below ' sandard.
"Central is not discouraged by the lack
of veteran talent because of the faith
In which their coach is held. Foley is
recognized as one of the best trainers
for developing green men In the Kjt.
and Central's success seems to depend
largely on him. An even chance Is the
only Central concession to other schools
because the latter always draw heav
ily upon track forces each spring for
A partial list of those .training at
Central follow: Agnew, Arbelic. Bal-
lenger, Baldwin, Bowling. C. H. Bon-
tnan, Brodle. Buell, Domer, Dunn. G.
UuvkII. M. Duvall. Fadley, H. Fowler,
Flshback. Galloway, Goodman. Hol
lngsworth. Hill, Hunt. Jones, Kimball,
Kebler, Marr, Montgomery, Norr's,
Oyster, Richards. Richardson, Schmidt,
Scott. Sherwood, Sydenham, Uhler.
.Wirt, Young. KrassnolTs. Jadwln, Tag
ftart. Happone. Piatt, Reeves. C. C.
Jones. Oberlln, Conway. Bolglano, Ta
ber. Van Doren. Chang. Birrell, Bas
eett, and Heningway.
Yale Enters Twenty
in the Boston Games
NEW HAVEN, Feb. 4.-Vale has de
cided to send a strong team to the Bos
ton Athletic Association games on Sat
urday night. In the neighborhood of
twenty men will make the trip, with
John Mack and lBlly Queal.
The time trials Just announced for the
Yale relay team, which will run against
Harvard, eaoh man doing TSO yards, has
resulted In the selection of Bayne, Scot
ten. Morris and Wilklc.
Yale also win send tnree sprinters.
two hurdlers, several distance men and
jumpers. It will be the first try-out of
Yale's track material for the coming
More Interest than usual is being taken
In the distance squad, which has been
under the direction of Yale's new coach.
Billy Queal. Reports hav it that he
has been doing well with materia) far
below the average.
' Indoor sports at Y. M. C. A. gym
nasium. Harvard vs. Dartmouth, hockey, at
George Sutton vs. Willie Hoppe, at
New York, for 18.2 balk-line cham
pionship. Opening of annual bonspiel of
Manitoba Curling Association, at
Entries close for the coming-annual
tournament of the American
Annual meeting New England
Amateur Rowing Association, at
Leach Cross vs. Young Brown, ten
rounds, at New York city.
Jeff Smith vs. Georges Carpentier,
twenty rounds, at Paris, France.
Gunboat Smith vs. Jack Geyer, ten
rounds, at Oakland, CaL
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West Enders' Goal Shooting Is
Brilliant, But Smoketown
Brigade Takes Laurels.
Georgetown's basketball team, defeat
ed by the University of Pittsburgh's
quint 32 to 26. last night should feel as
sured that their loss to the strong op
ponent? was 'not sfrdlsgracc The' fact
gave the Pittsburgh
uteam such a tussle and all but won
aDeaks hlchly for the Blue and Gray.
Plttsburghame with a reputation to
iphold. having previously been victor
ious over Pennsylvania and other
strong college lives. In defeating
Georgetown the visiting team had to
assert themselves to the limit for the
Hllltoppers were on par with them until
the latter stages of the two periods,
when Pittsburgh came through with de
Realizing the strength of their op
ponents, both Georgetown and Pltts
I'urgh were Inclined toward conserva
tive play In the first part of the game,
and in consequence no i-corlng was
done for some minutes after play be
gan. This cautious style was shortly
ehandoncd by the Smoky City quint an'
by brilliant team work, excellent paus
ing, and accurate basket shooting over
came Georgetown s slight lead and ftn
lFhed the first half In the lead by
1C to 10.
During the earlier stages of the
next half. Georgetown showed to bit
ter advantage than at any time In
the game. The Blue and Gray play-
era were in exceptional rorm ana scor
ed points enough to change, irmuor
arily, the aspect of the situation. Their
goal shooting In particular was brll
llent. that of Capt. Waldron and
Campbell being the beat.
After this flash of form by the Hill
toppers. Pittsburgh came back with
another rally which thwarted the
hopos of the home team for the re
mainder of the contest. Several
Georgetown substitutes were put Into
the game In an effort to stall off de
feat, but to ro avail.
On free toRse both Captain Wal
dron, of Georgetown, and Baker, of
Pittsburgh, were unuxually accurate.
The Blue and Gray leader caged four
oui or. six cnanccs, while thr Pitts
burgh player threw six out of a pos
sible ten goals.
Georgetown. Positions. Pittsburgh.
Martin R. F Baker
Waldron U. F Krishman
G. Campbell ...Center Rfse
WeUel R. O Ochsenhlrt
Foley I. G W. Campbell
Substitutions Kellev for Martin. Ma
rum .for G. Campbell. G. Campbell for
Foley. Goals from floor G. Campbell
(6). Waldron (2). Wetzel. Foley. Marum.
Baker (6). Frtshman (2), W. Camp
bell (3). Ochsenhlrt a). Reese. Free
tosses Baker (6), Waldron (4). Referee
Mr. Hughes. Timers Messrs. Mac
quown, of Pittsburgh, and Donneiyt of
Georgetown. Time of halves 20 min
Johnny Kilbane to
Show Folks Tonight
NEW YORK, Feb. 4. Johnny Kilbane
and Young Driscoll will box ten pounds
at the Irving A. C, Brooklyn, tonight.
I'nless Klibane shows better skill and
is more aggressive than he was In his
bouts In Manhattan last summer he
will never obtain another chance to box
here. After two very tame exhibitions
of boxing he was considered a frost by
the local promoters and they refused to
But Kilbane lias promised to make
good. He says he will show his best
form. As Driscoll Is a clever boxer and
hard hitter, the bout promises to be In
teresting. The club has had a big ad
Cooper Will Go to
California With Sox
CALUMET. Mich.. Feb. 4. John Coop
er, who caught for the Calumet base
ball team, of the Iron-Copper League,
last summer, will accompany the Chica
go White Sox to California this spring.
Cooper, who was the property of the
Chicago American League club when he
cam to Calumet, easily was the star of
I the local league.
IB FROM HILLTOP
.'o. l. To natsnaa.
Stad up and lake a healthy mrlng
In manner bold, without restraint;
Get et aft-a!aat the pltchrra fling
Then hit 'em where Haas Wagner ain't.
Mr. F. Harcourt, of grand old Philadelphia, arises to inquire why we
insist upon boosting the Irish. "Because John L. Sullivan was a bulldog,"
he writes, "McGraw and Bresnahan ball players, the gentlemen from the
Emerald Isle come in for the lion's share of your praise."
Yet there have been days when we have spoken not unkindly of -the
two Wagners Heinle and Hans, or rather Hans and Helnie who are
commonly reported to carry a strain of teutonic gore; of a certain Mr.
Matbewson, and a certain Mr. Johnson (Walter, not Jack) of Scottish
American architecture;, of one Ty Cobb, of one Jim Thorpe and several
others beyond'the border of the little green isle.
For the Irish upon any field of the game, no boosting is required- The
published records anf the list of returns show well enough about where
they belong from Fontenoy and Dunkirk to the Polo Grounds from Cre
mona and Ghent to the pavilion, where Lute McCarty grappled with AI
To the Nameless.
You ask us what, old top, we'll call the Yanks?
The query that Frank Chance has put before us;
And many are the lunatics and cranks
Who've offered names but names, old scout, that bore us;
So though all that I get is maybe thanks
I ask you please to give ear to my chorus.
Suppose you wait, old top, say till July
What time the team has hit mldseason shape
Tis then you'll hear the names the fans will pick
And If they waft their praises to the sky
Or shoot a somber monicker of crepe,
Believe me, pal, the name they chose will stick.
The Britain Viewpoint.
In a communication from F. M. C an Englishman who is Ju&t conclud
ing a flve-year visit to this country the old cricket-baseball controversy
is handled with this admission:
"I am sincere In telling you that as regards cricket and baseball for
Suggests New Rules
Before Next Meeting
Lieut. George S. Patton, U. 8. A., win
ner of the Olympic games saber con
ttfcU in Stockholm last summer, be
lieves, with the managers of the Swed
ish t-om, that there shonld be new
rules promulgated before attempting to
hold another International meet.
There should be an International
athletic commission." he said, "whose
duty it would be to select a 'happy me
dium' In rules to govern the meets. The
tules of Sweden and the United States
are diametrically opposed. It was a
complication resulting from this con
dition which caused the withdrawal of
tln American swimming team."'
"Doggie" Trenchard to
Coach North Caroina
Although Jack Hegarty. captain of
the 1912 Georgetown football eleven, was
mentioned as possible football coach at,
North Carolina next fall, the place has
gone to "Doggie" Trenchard, the old
Princeton gridiron star. He has signed
a three-year contract to act as resident
coach In all branches of. athletics, be
ginning with the baseball team on
Individual tournament, at Palace
alleys, 10 p. m.
Departmental League Navy vs. In.
terlor, at Palace alleys.
Arcade League Holmeads vs. 1m
manuels, at Arcade alleys.
Terminal League Station No. 2 vs.
Station No. 1, at Union Station.
National Capital League Fat Men
vs. ML Vernons, at Fat Men's alleys.
Xo. 2. To a Pitcher.
Shoot all the stuff, both lean and fat,
With which yonr salary whip's Invested;
Until Ty Cobh cusses np to bat
Then hare hint arrested.
The Rules of A. A. U.
STOCKHOM. Feb. 4. The case of
Thorpe, the American Indian collegian,
who was crowned by King Gustav here
last summer as the world's greatest
athlete, and who has been disqualified
as an amateur by the confession of pro
fessionalism, continues to cause consid
erable stir 1m Swesh athletic circles.
Many prominent athletes here declare
that the rules of amateurshlp are too
severe ever to br adhered to strictly,
and thry suggest that new and less
stringent rulrs be Instituted.
It la declared that many exceptions
arc made to, present rules, giving reim
bursement to true amateurs In the form
of pay for the salaries lost during train
ing. This practice of making excep
tions, nartlcularlv in the case of ath
letes who are poor, has made it diffi
cult to tell where to draw the line.
For Pinehurst Golf
PINEHURST. N. C. Feb. .Auspic
ious conditions attended the opening at
the Pinehurst Country Club today of
the ninth annual St. Valentine"! golf
tournament. The tournament, which
will last through the remainder of the.
week, has attracted a large numDer ot
well-known players from various sec
tions of the country.
Forms New League.
NEW YORK. Feb. 4. Officials of the
Interstate League, a new professional
baseball organization, was busy today
perfecting the make-up of an eight
club circ.lt. Five charter ii.emLers were
admitted at a meeting last nlsht. They
were poughkeepsle. Kingston, and New
burg, of New York; Paterson, N. J.,
and Mlddletown, Conn. W. H. Pfau. of
New York, is temporary president of the
an hour's sport there is only one answer baseball. Can you imagine any
one time during a three-day cricket match that will compare with the
home team at bat in the last half of the ninth Inning, bases full, Wood
pitching, and Larry Doyle at bat? Je pense non. '
"Passing on, I am sorry that we haven't a Brickley or a Thorpe, but in
our soccer we have our Woodward and our Whiting, and so on, and I am
sure you will aTee that in our winter'game we break at least even with
yours; don't we now?"
Amateur or professional, Jim Thorpe was a pretty fair actor whatever
the field. It's the irony of the game that the charge of professionalism
was placed against him in the only game in which he wasn't a star.
Such, as usual, being life. It's the other bloke's game that rolls you
back Into the'discard.
We know at least four star college athletes from past seasons who
tolled through the summer in about the same brand of bush scenery as
that which enticed Thorpe off the trail. None of them played for any
salary or received any coin for their services. But at the end of the season
two sold their suspenders to the manager for $800 each and the other two
bet their manager $900 in the last game played that neither would make
over nine errors in the lone battle left. Strangely enough both won their
bets as neither had over five chances to handle.
Which recalls the fact that the best definition of amateur is one who
can get away with it and not be nicked with the goods.
The difference beween Thorpe and several dozen others who rank high
in the amateur world is that the Redskin was caught with the merchandise.
This doesn't so much excuse Thorpe as It makes him a minor offender
where many have been more flagrant and are still as publicly spotless as
the well-known snow en route to earth.
The peculiar angle to the whole
suddenly discovered Chance to be
made rich and for whom he won four pennants. If Chance will only
pause and consider the details he will find the greatest boost to be derived
from any source is a knock from the direction referred to above. A knock
from Murphy makes praise from Sir Hubert listen like material for a first
class libel suit. '
Yale Crews Will Not
Have English Stroke
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Feb. 4. The
stroke used by the Ynlo crews will not
be changed to conform to the English
system, according to a statement made
by Captain Snowden of the 'varsity
eight. Captain Snowden and Coach W,
A Harrlman have recently returned
from a trip to England, where English
methods were studied.
Old Overholt Rye has
slaked the thirst and tickled
the palate of generation
after generation of Ameri
"Same for 100 Ytn"
one of the unchanging things of
life an heirloom from the past
an inheritance for th future. -
Made of selected Pennsylvania
Rye aged in charred wood
rich, pure, mellow. The drink
for every occasion. Insist on
DbtiUed and Bottled la Bead by
A. Orerholt & Co.
Xo. 3. To a Baseruaner.
Get set upon your Sprinting Lee
To beat the gun like runner Blaxey;
But when J. Archer starts to pear,
Go call a taxi.
mix - up is that the only man who has
a dub manager Is the man Chance
The Tri-State baseball season wl.ll
open April DO and dose September X.
according to an announcement made
subsequent to a meeting of that league
In Philadelphia yesterday. The At
lantic City Club has purchased the re
leases of Home and Dltter. pitchers,
and Mansus. outfielder, frooi the Phila
delphia National lcugue Club.
I UJHO ARC"
K. OP C. BOWLERS
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Spalding Council League Aspires
to Lead Intercouncir Duck
Bowling was the main theme of the
after-dinner speeches made by mem
bers of the .Spalding Council (K. of C.)
Duckpln League at the second banquet
of the season held at the Continental
Hotel by that organization. Spaldlngs
are three games behind Carrolls, the
leaders In the lntercouncil race, and
every speaker of the 6verilng took op
portunity to uree the bowlers on to
closer affiliation and co-operation; that
me spaiaing council team might be
winner In the big race of the season.
Immediately after Lent, a huge Ker
mis is scheduled by the entire District
bod yof Knights of Columbus, the re
sults from which will ro to a fund for
Dunaing a new council building, which
will be equipped with gymnasium, pool,
bowling alleys, and- all athletic ap
paratus, which goes to form a complete
During the evening's addresses It was
brought out that bowling has been a
strong factor In bringing' together mem
bers of the K. of C In a social way.
and every speaker lauded the spirit of
sports which is predominant among
members of all of the Washington
councils. Remark were made by the
following: Grand Knight Frank Cleary,
Dr. Biggs, Messrs. Harrington, Nolan.
McCauley, Normoyle. Sheehan. Sheehe,
and Wilson. Dr. Biggs was toast
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OPENS AT GAYETY
Joe Turner and Joe LaSaite
Win Be Main Attraction on
The long, dull whiter league season
In Washington Is to be considerably
shortened for the sporting public; in
that wrestling Is to begin before .the
week Is out. on. a locaKetage. Many
of the. most ardent mat followers have
been Inquiring about possibilities of"
matches in this city m the near future.
and at last, the managers of two popu
lar wrestlers have agreed on terms, and
nere. Friday night, three matches wiu
be staged. ,,
Manager Peck, of the Gayety Theater,
has telegrams today from Joe Turner.
Washington's favorite middleweight. '
athlete, and from Joe LaSalle. of Chi
cago: in which they agree to meet at
the Ninth street amusement place after
the regular theatrical attraction. Fri
day night. Two other clever pairs will
be engaged In the meantime, and a reg
ular, good-old -wrestling- treat Is in
store for the many followers of the
game. This event marks the opening
of the season's series of wrestling
matches, two nights each week, for the
remainder of the season to be- known
as "wrestling nights" at the Gayetyf
Pool Contest. '
Earl Williams and George Campbell
will meet in a pool contest tomorrow
nlght-at 8:30. at the Eagles Club House.
FoUowlng the contest Williams will
give an exhibition of fansy shots.
exhibition all this week
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