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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY; FEBRUARY 5, 1913. ""
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"Me!" Sheppard's Name Is Also
Mentioned at Meeting of
Georgetown University Athletic Asso
ciation la today awaiting some official
f.6rd from the Middle Atlantic branch
of the Amateur Athletic Union In re
fftrfl to the alleged question of Johnny
Gallagher's right to enter athletics at
the Hilltop. Reports emanating from
Philadelphia state that the registration
committee of the Middle Atlantic
branch have Gallagher's name on a
list of athletes whose past, record wjll
be ln estimated.
At Georgetown no fear Is felt for the
outcome of such an Investigation, should
one be made. According to the dis
patches; Gallagher made a sudde Jump
, from Yale, where he made such an en
viable record In the freshmen cross
country, 1 and 2-mIIe events, to George
town. The dispatch intimated that per
haps Gallagher received some Induce
ments to matriculate at the Hilltop In
stitution. Gallagher is a student of the
Georgetown Law School.
"The case of Thorpe." said George Z.
Sutton;' a member of the Philadelphia
registration committee, "has opened up
a large subject. It is now the duty of
the A. A. U. to divide the amateurs
from tho professionals, and the only wav
to do It Is to have complaints lodged
against amateurs who have accepted
money owing to their -prominence In
-amateur athletics.' We arc seeking
such complaints, and are ready to go
to the bottom of every one of them.
wuuic muucuii nave a misuuten Joea
that they may sell their names to news
papers and still remain amateurs. We
have under consideration now the case
of a Philadelphtan who represented
America at the Olympic. Upon his re
turn, we are Informed that he sold his
name to a certain newspaper so that
some articles descriptive of the Olympics
might be written and his name signed to
the articles. So greedy was he that he
refused to grant an interview to the re
porter of the paper, declaring openly
that ha proposed to make money out of
Ma trip to Stockholm."
. Durfngiheconversation th namazof
"-Mel" Sheppard, one of the greatest men
mentioned. """" &' I
"We have investlgatedprobably 100
complaints regarding Sheppard." said
Mr. Sutton, "but the people making them
aever could, substantiate their state
ments. For this reason. Sheppard still
la an amateur."
Appointment of Referees
To Be Taken Up Today
NEW YORK. Feb. 5. The most Im
portant question to be settled at the
meeting of the State Boxing Commis
sion today Is whether the rule provid
ing for the assignment of referees to
the various clubs without their ap
proval should be allowed to stand.
Twenty-flve referees are to be ap
pointed. In view of the opposition from several
dubs, it is likely that they will be al
lowed to select their own referees, sub
ject to the approval of the board, in
"future. Inquiry will be made at this
meeting into the mismanagement of the
Cross-Rliers bout, when several thous
and fans, some of them holding tickets,
were unable to get into the Casino.
Ear! Blackburn, the catcher whom
the Beds purchased late last season
from the Pittsburgh team, is In fine
condition. At one time it was thought
he was dying.
Manager Harry Wolverton should
have a pretty fair team in Sacramento
this season. He has secured Drucko.
of the Giants. Arrielanes. of the Red
Sox, and "Toots" Schultr. of the
The tallest battery afloat McConnell
and Sweeney. The heaviest battery,
Teareau and Mejers.
JIatr7 baseball critics are aUn
"Can Ty Cobb equal th record of
Hans Wagner?" The slugging Pirate
has led his league eight times, and
never did bat below J2Q0. Ty, on the
other hand, has led his organization
for six consecutive years.
With Christy Mathewson and Jeff Tes
reau In shape. Manager McGraw doesn't
care whether Kube Marquard holds out
Flakier Jones, picsldcnt of the Xorth
wesUrn League, is having considerable
trouble with his umpires.
George Morlarity has signed with the
Tisers. "They 11 all be signed up 1k;
fore the season opens," said President
Navln. "They coming In one by one."
There arc three Zimmermans In fast
company. Helno. with the Cubs; Wil
lie, with Brockijn, and Eddie, with
Basketball, Trinity Colege at Vir
ginia. Annual indoor meet of the Irish
American A. C, New York city.
Henry M. Gehring vs. Mike Yokel,
at Salt Lake City, for middleweight
Central A. A. )J. swimming cham
pionships, at Illinois A. C, Chicago.
Meeting of Kentucky racing com
mission to allot spring racing dates.
Skating, at Boston, New England
Ice championships; outdoors.
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TRACK TESTS TODAY
Y. M. C. A,
Trial Will Determine Personnel
of Team to Face Baltimore
Final try-outs for the track team
which the boys' department of the
Washington Young Men's Chlstlan As
sociation is to send against the T. it.
C. A. youngsters of Baltimore are being
run off today. The meet between the
tw c,t,e ' be held at 2 o'clock next
Saturday. Four teams of athletes will
compete on each side, the classification
being made on the basis of weight.
The teams will be composed respec-1
tlvely of bos under eighty pounds, be-
twecn eighty and ninety-five pounds,
between 95 and 115 pounds, and over 15
pounds, but under eighteen years of
age. For the eighty-pound teams the
card will be the 25-yard dash, 63-yard
. relay race, and the potato race.
fn the eighty to ninety-five pound J
class the competition consists of the
25-yard dash, the standing broad Jump,
and the 130-yard relay. Boys between
95 and 115 pounds will struggle for
honors In the 25-yard dash, the running
"high Jump, and the 200-yard relay, while
the last team will go In for the 25-yard
dash, the S-pound shot put, and the
In addition there will be four bas
ketball games and a series of swim
ming events. The local boys who ure
to try out this afternoon Include the
high school student members and the
senior employed boys between sixteen
and eighteen years of age. The A class
boys, twelve and thirteen ears old,
and the B class, who range In age be
tween thirteen and sixteen, have al
ready been tried out. as have also the
young athletes of the Y. M. C. A. Olym
The list of entrants for the classes al
ready worked over are: Class A. John
Goetz, William Herron. D. Pepper, 8.
Solomon, L. Green. C. Dawson. H.
Jumnlng. E. Held. Joseph Baldwin,
K. Prato, C. Walson, c. Lyons. H. Al
lison. W. Jones. E. Dean, p. Rodler.
B. Miller. B class. H. Millard, R. Hor
ton. H. Hunt, R. Edmondston. C. Cald
well, G. Cook. Olympic Club, Lewis
Drelsenstock. Frank Schumann. Porter
Cross. Louis Rubnltzkl. Thomas Mur
ray, Edwin Blok. Talfourd Taylor, and
Now Awaiting Word
Of Joe Turner's Win
Washington wrestling fans are today
awaiting returns from Johnstown, Penn
sylvania, where Joe Turner, the local
middleweight wrestler, meets Tom Lew
is tonight. This will be Turner's last
bout before taking on Joe Lmullc, the
Chicago 175-pound mat artist, at the
Gajety Theater, Friday night.
Joe Lasalle is now In Troy, where he
has an important match on
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cnmM til Waahtnirtnn fnr tt firt ntnt
e-.ent of the season In this cltj.
Manager Peck, of tl - Gact. has an
nounced that two wstllng mutches
will be held weekly at the Nintl street
I amusement house, until the end of the
rresent theatrical season. The best
athletes In the Middle West and Kant
will be brought to the Capital for the
season's series of wrestling matches,
and many enjoyable evenlgs are in store
for the local sporting fraternity.
Kraenzfsin Wilt Not
Coach German Team
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 5. Dr.
Kraenzleln, a former Pcnn track star,
and for soveral years the track coach of
the University of Michigan, stated yes
terday in a letter to Dr. George Orton
that he would not coach a German
team for next year's Olympics. It was
reported that Kraenzleln had already a
contract to act as coach of the German
Kraenzleln is considered by many as
the logical successor of his old teacher,
"Mike" Murphy, when "Mike" shall be
unable to take charge of the American
Olympic team. Dr. Kraenzleln is now
traveling la Italy.
takes Out Membership in Wash
ington Branch and Keeps in
Training on Handball Courts
"Eh-yah" Hughey Jennings, who
works at being manager of the Detroit
Tigers and does a vaudeville turn In
his hours of ease, took out a member
ship in the Young Men's Christian As
sociation, yesterday. While In town.
will put in his spare time on
M. C. A. handball courts.
"I'm strong for the Y. M. C. A.." Jen-
I nlngs said yesterday, as he signed the
application blank. "For years I've
been a member of the Y. M. C. A. In
my home town of Scranton, but last
J summer the membership expired while
1 1 wasn't looking. 1 want to renew it
i now. because It's the best asset a man
I n the road can have. No matter what
enjoy all privileges of any branch in
any other city: and for a man like me.
In the habit of exercising every day
it sure is a great institution on account
of Its gjm-work. to say nothing of the
social ana moral features."
Gotham's Boxing Fans
NEW YORK, Feb. 5 -Johnny Kll
bane's standing among New York fight
fans was no't Improved today, following
his mediocre showing at the Irving
A. C. where he met Young Driscoll lam
night, Th. champion gave a repetition
of recent performances at the Garden,
and, altnough he was clearly the mas
ter of the situation throughout the ten
rounds, at no time did he show evi
dence of tho form which Western critics
have been .commending. Drlscoll, al
though outclassed, at least tried to give
the fans a run for their money.
Shatter to Accompany
Tigers to Southland
DETROIT, Mich.. Feb. 6. Walter
Shaller will not play with the Provi
dence Clams this spring, but will go
South with the Tigers Instead. His
release to Proldence has been recalled,
and he will get another trial in the big
show. Shaller was with Kansas City
last year, nnd established a splendid
reputation as a hitting outfielder. He
broke his leg sliding to ba.se, but came
bark Just as strong as ever. Hughey
Jennings has decided to try him out
The Tigers will leave February 22 for
the training camp. Joe Sugden and
Jim McGuIre will go as coaches for the
TITUSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 5 The diamond-studded
belt-won by Luther Mc
carty when he defeated Al Palzer. at
Vernon. Cal.. on Januarv 1. was attach
ed In this citv today by Frank Jefferies.
wno aneges tnat MCtjany owes mm jizs
for services rendered during he lMt
summer as Hnarrlnir nartner.
He also says that he paid McCarty's
board and room rent while the new
white champion was here during July
and August. McCarty and his manager
will fight the case.
Atlantic City Team
Comes Here Tonight
Washington polo lovers are anxious
ly awaiting tho appearanco tonight at
the Arcade of tho Atlantic City pojo
team, which will play "Pop" Whiting's
Washington five. Two games have
been slated for the Atlantic city team,
the- second being for tomorrow night.
Manager Whiting, of the local quint.
Is confident of winning both games, and
will put his strongest team on the floor.
Tim game tonight will start promptly
at ! o'clock, with Mr. Hough, of Prince
ton, as the official referee.
"Every Knock Is j. Ltcsi.'
Ty Cobb's demands.
Apparently Frank Xavin, until today
most belligerent, is preparing to accede
to the demands of Ty Cobb for $15,000. ;
In a wnv, these demands are not ex
travagant. He Is worth it all to the De
troitclub. He is a recordbreaklng sal
ary and may boom others all down the
line, but Detroit needs, Cobb and, if he
is In earnest, he should hav'e little. diffi
culty getting what he wants.
Washington's sandlot baseball would
b far better If the promoters would ad
here to the rules. Squabbles were fre
quent last season, and many of the
most competent members of the com
mission became disgusted' before he
summer was half done. The new Idea
of a three-man commission deserves to
be adopted, but will It?
"Honey Boy's" cup.
A great boom to amateur baseball In
the District will follow the offering of
a cup to tho champion team by "Honey
Boy" Evans, the minstrel man. Not
only will It be a help to the doner, but
it will serve to create enthusiasm
among the lo;al sandlottere. Ty Cobb
has won enough cups. Let the kids cop
After big game.
Pennsylvania, facing a break In foot
ball relations with Cornell, is seeking a
substitute contest with some big team,
preferably Princeton, Yale or Harvard.
The Crlnwon cannot meet the Quakers
this year, but may do so In 1914. Either
Princeton or Yale may satisfy the Red
and Blue, though, and all Philadelphia
hopes that Hare's mission will be suc
Get the promoters.
In al this hue and cry about profes
sionalism in the Amateur Athletic
Union, nothing is heard of the pro
motor who pajs the "expense money"
to the athetes. Why not undertake an
Investigation among those promoters fn
New York who have educated the ath
letes along professional lines? They are
the real men behind the scandal. Get
the promoters. .
May win race.
If he runs up to the form he dis
placed In the recent run held by tho
Memorial Club, Johnny Campbell stands
an excellent chance of winning the first
prize. This little fellow has un excel
lent stride and a sprint beautiful to
sec. Good coaching by a professional
might make a champion out of him ami
I hope he lands something big before
he quits the running game.
Johnny McGraw Is In earnest when he
sas that Rube Marquard will be black
listed unless he reports at Marlln on
time. The blir southpaw was kept in
the blc show by his manager when i
everybody believed him u "bloomer,"
and now the "'Little Corporal" doesn't
intend to let the wry-necked one break
i all the china in the shop.
Must hae something.
This Tom Drohan must hae some
thing as a pitcher when so mam fast
minor league teams seek his services
In the event of his falling to hung on
with the Cllmbera. This lad's record
In tho bushes shows him to bo a power
fully built twlrler who can win gumes
een for a weak team. His hitting Is
strong, too, an added asset. Here's
hoping he doesn't go back but stays
right here and lives up to expectations.
"Firemen" Jim Fljnn, the heavy
weight boxer, denies that he has signed
to umpire in the Western League, "i
don't mind fighting," says the man who
faced the champion of the world, "hut
umpiring Is a little too rough for me."
Ha, ha, I'd like to seo Griffs fco
when he reads this paragraph, for he's
one of tho men who assists In the dis
comfiture of the umpires.
Johns jMopkins Indoor Meet May
See Carlisle's Famous Star
for Last Time.
BALTIMORE. Md.. Feb. 5. That
there is Just a chance "that the Bal
timore public may have a chance to
see -Chief Jim -Thorpe, tho world's
greatest athlete, recently disqualified
after taking the lion's share of honors
at the Olympic games last year, once
more exhibit his prowess In running,
jumping and putting the shot at the
Johns Hopkins-Fifth Regiment games
on February 15, become rumored in
this city yesterday. It is likely the
games committee of the two organiza
tions will take up the matter tomorrow
nl?ht at its business meeting.
While It will be impossible for
Thorpe to ever compete In track and
field games as an amateur again, and
he is therefore barred from contest
ing in the coming games against other
amateur athletes by the rule of the
Amateur Athletic Union, it is thought
in some quarterb that there may be a
chance to have Thorpo give an ex
hibition as a professional for the last
time before he Joins the New York
Giants and enters the field of base
ball as a mighty star. The Idea lb
that such an exhibition might be giv
en after the regular games are over,
so as not to offend the dignity of the
Amateur Athletic Union, Jealously
guarding amateur ranks.
It has already been announced that
Thorpe may alt-o bo asked to be an of
ficial at the coming games, so In case
the plan falls as far as Ihorpe per
formlnlng Is concerned, yio Baltimore
public, and especially the baseball fol
lowing, may have a chance to see the
redskin who was crowned by the Kin,;
of Sweden as the greatest athlete on
earth. Any appearance of Thorpe In
this city would be a big drawing card.
Single Point Gives
Following one or two unexpected de
feats durinir the Dast week. Georgetown
collegians found themselves again when
they went up against the Ephlpany
quint, and took the game by a single
basket. Score, 29 to SS. The attack of
the Collegians was led by Capt. Johnny
Shugsue, who was "all over the floor,"
totaling 13 out of his team's 29 points.
At the end of the first period the
teams were on even termB, each having
scored 15 points. Beginning the second
half, a desperate struggle for leader
ship started that continued to tho final
blow, of the referee's whistle. Tho
teams battled on een terms to the last
half minute of play, when Shugrue
basketed the ball for the point neces
sary for a margin.
Williams vs. Campbell.
Earl Williams and George Campbell,
both star pocket bllllardlsts of this
city, will meet In a 100-polnt game at
the Eaglei' Club. Williams defeated
Edward Kllleen last night by 100 to TO.
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ITHACA, N. Y.. Feb. 5. The Cornell
track schedule for this season, an
nounced here today. Includes indoor re
lay races with college and athletic club
teams for'which the Cornell runners
will travel from Boston-to St. Louis and
Washington during- the next two
The outdoor schedule, wlth'the full
track team entered In the different
events. Is as follows:
April 26, Pennsylvania relay carnival
at Philadelphia; May 1, dual meet with
University of Michigan, at Ithaca; May
10. dual meet with Harvard University,
at Cambridge; May 17, dual meet with
University of Pennsylvania, at Phila
delphia; May 30 and 31. intercollegiate
championship meet .
The indoor schedule follows:
February & One-mile relay with Har
vard at Boston Athletic Association;
February IS Second team race with
Penn second team at Johns Hopkins In
door meet. Baltimore; February 13
Championship races for one and two
miles at Columbia indoor relay carnival.
New York city; February ZT Four-mile
relay race with Penn at Pittsburg Y. M.
C A. March 1 One-mile relay race
with Pcnn at Georgetown Indoor meet,
Washington; March 15 Two-mile relay
with Penn at Missouri Athlotlc Club. St.
Louis, March 21 Annual indoor track
mfcet with Michigan.
Nationals Exception -In
Losing. Ball Games
In nine years no American League
team has won 60 per cent of its games
in the aggregate.
Philadelphia has come nearest to it
with a grand average of .SS9. Con-
ersely. only one team has failed to
win at least 40 per cent of Its names
covering that Interval. Washington is
tne exception, ana me senators have
won over 30 per cent of their combats
In the aggregate.
Five teams have won more than half
their games In nine seasons and a sixth
team New York has a grand average
of .487 for the period. Next to Phila
delphia White Sox have been most suc
cessful on the whole. halng an aver
age of .547. Detroit stands third with
.533. Cleveland fourth w 1th .526, and Bos
ton fifth with .519.
Shugrue a Winner. .
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Feb. 5.-Joe
Shugrue, Eastern llghtwelghfy who
recently defeated Leach Cross In New
York, has another victory to his credit
today, following last night's twelve
round go here with Phil Brock, of
Cleveland. Shugrue outpointed the
Clevelander In cery round.
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Johnny Kling Retires
,- From National Game
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Feb. 5. In de
clining, to sign a contract with the
Reds, Johnny Kling, the former Cab
catcher and Boston Brave manager, an
nounces his retirement from baseball.
He will devote all' his attention in the
future to his billiard parlor in Kansas
City, and Manager Tinker has iven
up all attempts to sign him.
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PHILADELPHIA, TeV-K-The Ath
letics and the PMIHes -will play sevea
games for the annual dry spring title,
starting April X. 'All games "wSl be
played at the- Phillies park. SMbe Park
Deuff usprovea zor tne coats? season
Tommy Connolly and Cv Rkrler- -will
umpire the series and the national com,
mission will have' no supervision ore
the series. Thus, all youasstera on both
teams will be, eligible to play.
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