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"THE CHAP WHO BURNS HIS BRIDGES BEHIND HIM ISN'T ALWAYS ON THE RIGHT SIDE," SAYS THE DUKE OF DULUTH
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TOLEDO, Ohio, June 6. Fully 80,000 persons will see the Wllard
Dempser fight here July 4. Tex "Rickard announced today that the arena
now -under construction will be increased in capacity from 50,000 to 80,000.
and all of the choice pasteboards are expected ;to be disposed of before the
first of next week.
The demand or tickets has broken all records. From every part
of the country special trains will bring fans to see the world's heavy
weight contest. From New Ycrk alone will come four special parties,
all of whom witt live in their pullmans and leave immediately after the
final gong. Statisticians accustomed to large totals believe Tex Rick-
srd's net profit wijl come close to $225,000,
Tleldine finally to the representa
tions of Tex Rickard. Jess Wlllard
' has allowed his business manager,
Kay Archer, to obtain more sparring
partners. The world's champion has
less than a month in which to fit
himself for his title combat with
' Jack Dempsey anu hehas finally
.been convinced that all the weight
pulllncr. Indian club -swinging; and
road-running won't prepare him to
swap wallops with th"e most aggres
sive heavyweight In" the business.
Among the crowd watching wlllard
in action yesterday were some 200
women. They saw nothing to alarm
them, for the. champion's workout
was of the tamegi-,nThere was no
"hard, hitting and no speed shown dur
ing the afternoon. .
Dissatisfaction Is growing among
sporting writers here over the clam
like qualities being shown by Wll
lard. The world's heavyweight cham- j
pion nas soia nis goiaen woras to a,
syndicate. A representative of th
syndicate, a newspaper man of .long
experience, sticks as close to Wlllard
as his shirt, taking great care that
-not one of those golden words is
Lest WillardL make a mistake and
-scatter more tthaxf four words at one
time, even his residence Is kept a
'xlark secret. IUJs said to be some
where In the fashionable West EndJ
but it has not -!yetbeen "found. Find
ing it would do little good, anyway,
for the syndicate's-sexn&n would be
right on the job, putting the muffler
on Willard.' xf .'
About the. samernhtng exists' at1 the
.Demnsoy camif There the only one
willing- to talk is Jack KearasyJLnd hoi
jws sowing w ssivY
Tex RtckarcLJssued a" warningtp
the champion -yesterday, when he
learned that Jess h&9 taken his work
out on the Toad close .to the Overland
plant, .which. is surrtiunded by strikers
and .guards, each firmed with a. rifle
and a plstoL RicKardI,is afraid some
striker might Tiurl a, briclc at "Wlllard
and fall to land on his Bead. It
would Injure the bout It Willard's
arm were broken by a flying brick.
Of couao, landing- on his head would
cause no trouble, but sometimes those
strikers miss their mark and cause
While Wlllard was entertaining the
crowd yesterday with, some twenty
minutes of training, alf was serene at
the Dempsey camp. The champion
faces a month's hard work to fit him
self for even a decent showing, while
the challenger must be kept quiet to
keep from going stale.
Though Kearns claims Dempsey
weighs 105 pounds nobody believes
that. Good judges of boxing- say he
cent -weigh a 'pound more than 185
Wlllard sparred six rounds yester
day, two with Hempelf two with
"&fonoh.in; and one each with Jack
.Lavin and an unknown light-heavyweight
named Joe Sullivan.
"Verboten' Can't Be
Jimmy De Forest, writing from
Toledo, says that they caught a
young fellow in Dempsey's camp
the other day who had not paid
his admission. "He beat the
barrier," says Jimmy. "He was
in before we had the doors open
to collect the quarters. 'Here,
you I piped. 'Didn't you see
that sign outside, saying "No
"'Sure,' piped the kid. 'Say,
I just put on my civies. I'm just
back from Germany. I was with
the tanks over there. The hein
les had signs like that all over
the joint, but mea$dihousands
of other guys toraa&em down
and went in as we .pleased.'
"That licked iriensays Jim.
"I moved him up .front and left
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FOR NEW CHAMPS
"OVERTON MILE" BRINGS
OUT FIELD OF REAL STARS
PHILADELPHIA, Juno 6. More
than 300 athletes, representing fifty
eoDegres, schools, and clubs, are en
tered In the tenth annual games of
the Meadowbrook Club, to be held on
Franklin Field tomorrow afternoon.
Seven colleges have entered teams In
the one-mile collegiate championship
In the one-mile "John W. Overton
llemoriar race the entrants include
Jole Ray, Illinois A. C; Brown, of
Pennsylvania; Crawford. Lafayette;
Connelly, Boston A. A-. and O'Connell,
Harvard. Charles Pores, the five-mile
national champion, will be scratch
man-in the three-mile race.
SAKPE TS SUSPEMJKD.
1Q5W TORK, Jnne 6. E. Sande. one
oftbe- leading- jockeys of te country,
h&9 been suspended for sixty days by
theJockey club for seizing the bridle
of a- rival recently.
Treasury took four out of five en
gagements from the Shipping Emer
gency tennis team yesterday. Pierce
and Mayfelld were the only winners
'"' Tor Shipping Emergency
It's sort of funny when you stop to
think amoment, over new champs.
Never In the history, of the ring,, in
the heavyweight cass, was the new
champion given the credit he .de
Fight fans do stick to the losing
champ, and can't see the new laurel
packer with a telescope.
Let's go back to the idol of the
heavyweight division, John L. Sulli
van. He was so tough, so good ant
so feared that the fans thought he'd
just, die with the title tacked onto
Along came what they termed a
dancer from California named Jim
Corbett. It made Sullivan laugh to
think of him. Sullivan's backers felt
the same, and offered 4 to 1 that
Sully would win. He lost, but did
they toss roses at Corbett? They did,
like Kelly did.
They squawked and said that John
I, was through.
Later on Corbett met Fltzslmmons.
Jim was a big favorite and was
knocked out after beating Fitz all
over the joint. Did they give Fitz
credit? Naw suh, naw sun. They de
clared him lucky. Said he should
have been out in the sixth, when Cor
bett had him down, weak, and cov
ered with blood.
Fitz strutted around awhile when
suddenly Billy Delancy came along
with a big, lumbering boilermaker
from the coast.
The fans called It a set-up, yet Jeff
won with a K. O.
But Jeff got credit, didn't he? Not
by a jug full. They said anyone could
have licked Fitz at that time, as he
had one foot in the grave.
Jeff licked everything In sight un
til he met and was kicked off by Jack
Johnson. Well, at least they said
Johnson was a pip, didn't they?
Heavenly days. no. After the K. O.
they said that Jeff was doped, and
that he was all In, anyway.
Johnson next lost to Willard, tht
cowboy. Oh. they MUST have said
that Wlllard was a dude to have
beaten Johnson, eh? No, no, my boy.
Most all of them agreed that it must
have been one of those things.
KITOCKS OCT JOB EAGATf.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 6. Jack
Malone knocked out Joe Eagan in
two minutes and ten seconds here last
night. Only one blow was struck,
Malone planting a hard right to
Eagan's jaw during the first round
and ending hostilities
DEMPSEY PLAYfNG BASEBALL
This picture showB the challenger wanning up
on the diamond. Baseball has played a promi
nent .part in his training work -at Toledo.
DEMPSEY AND TRAINER DOING BOADWORK
Dempsey 3s Iters shown starting off on an early
morning jaunt "with one of his rrahTflrs, Jack
usually covers mine or ten miles -on these trips.
WILLARD LIMBERING UP ON ROAD.
The heavyweight - champion has done much
work on the road while on the Coast Above
he is shown taking a short run.
WILLARD HAVING A CATCH
This photograph shows Big Jess getting in a
little exercise with a ball and glove during one
of tfrft stoja while ho was trzr&liss on the rrarn,
More than 500 players are trying
out for Departmental Tonnis League
teams. There are at presont ten teams
"playing through the schedule. Some
thing like fifteen players are trying
for each team In the regular matches,
and ten are in actual competition,
after having- been picked to represoni
The circuit Is using the courts at
the Bureau of Standards, and la also
employing the public courts for the
matches, which are played twice a
Last year the Departmental went
out of commission on account of war
activities. Many of the members of
the teams wore so engaged that ten
nis was an impossibility.
This summer, after being held up
by rainy weather for awhile, the De
partment men got into action. Matches
are played on Tuesdays and Thurs
days. Many of the Departmental men
are listed with Suburban League
teams so that they enjoy competition
practically all week.
The teams making up tho circuit
are War, Navy, Justice, Trade, Ship
ping Emergency, Smithsonian, Inte
rior, Commerce, and Interstate.
WITH PRESENT ATHLETICS
LARRY SUTTON STARTS ON
SCOUTING TRIP FOR PHILS
PHILADELPHIA, June 6. Larry
Sutton, the veteran scout, who is now
in ihe service of the Philadelphia Na
tional League club, starts today on a
tour of the Southern minor leagues in
search of promising talent for Jack
Larry will look over the players in
the Southern Association first, and
will then switch his attention to the
smaller circuits in the territory be
low the Mason and Dixon line and one
or two colleges he has In mind.
It Is understood that Coombs seeks
to pick up a couple of pitchers and a
young catcher, though Sutton, as
usual, is noncommittal about the sort
of players he is after.
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FOOTBALL CANDIDATES TO
REPORT ON SEPTEMBER 15
NEW HAVENT. Conn., Juno 0.
Tale's varsity football snuad has been
ordered to report here September 15
by Artemas Gates, who will continue
captain till his successor is chosen
More than 120 candidates will be re
quested to report, as Tale expects tho
biggest football season In its history.
nOSFITAL MEN AHEAD.
When time was called In the De
partmental Leaguo yesterday tho Na
val Hospital team was found to liavo
thirteen runs. Tho Aggies could total
up but eleven after a thorough counting.
WILL n.AY TENJTIS.
Western and Technical tennis play
ers are expecting to meet tomorrow
On Diamond, Woiche,
(Sooth of Highway Bridge)
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By BRYAN MORSE,
The University of Virginia is dissatisfied with the present alumni
coaching system, inaugurated after the war, the present athletic policy
of the institution, which appears undefinable, and aspects of the fresh
man rule. The editors of the University of Virginia magazine open up
a free and frank discussion of these points in a recent issue.
"A Word About Athletics at Virginia," is the subject of a lengthy
article which suggests a few changes in the present system of conduct
ing and regulating intercollegiate athletics at Charlottesville. The
article is offered with concrete proposals as a means of betterment
along certain lines and in explanation and defense of policies.
Virginia students apparently look
with disfavor on the alumni coach
ing system. The editors point out
that it has proved a failure, that
Vale, first to adopt the idea, has re
turned to the old system of paid
The moat recent decision of the
National Collegiate Athletic Associa
tion favoring the abolishment of sea
sonal transient coaches is sought by
Virginia adherents in tho review of
"Wants Athletic Director.
Tho magazine favors the adoption
of tho director of athletics policy
under which thye 's a paid profes
sional coach, whoso duty Is that of
any other member of the faculty and
who tearhes tho students who go in
to various branches of sport all he
knows about them.
Under the new system employed In
many colleges at present, athletics
are carried on for educational pur
poses and student management, ?ith
the usual waste, is dispensed with
for gratifying results. Alumni
coaches, subordinate to the athletic
director, are usually helpful, it is
pointed out. This system tho maga
zine editors heartily favor.
In defense of the director of ath
letics sybtem, Yirginui students, ap
parently have seen the light From
talks with Virginia students, coaches,
and alumni, there Is apparently lit
tle chance for those must directly in
terested, as students or alumni, to
influence faculty control from an im
practical idealistic viewpoint, toward
a goncrally accepted educational
Dean LcBaron Brlggs, of Ilarvard,
in a rocont explanation of tho trend
of athlutic development in colleges,
after tho war, points to tho director
of athletics, a faculty membor with
full faculty rights, as tho only prac
tlceal solution of past and present
Take. Two Viewpoint..
As far as tho football schedule Is
concerned tho magnzlno deals with
tho dates for next fall In no uncer
tain terms. Two viows aro takon of
next fall's program, which is somo
what similar to that of other years.
The schedulo examined shows two
tilings: Tho teams represented aro
not "foemen worthy of our stcol," or
they aro teams with whom Virginia
has llttlo spirit of athletic rivalry.
Itn.ndd'lph'Macon, lllchmond College,
Maryland Ptato, V. M. I.. Center Col
logu aro "simply not of Virginia's
mettlo, nor can they bo expected to
bo," according to tho mngar.lno. Tho
three big games Georgia, Vanderbllt
and North Carolina are briefly dis
missed. Virginia and Georgia nro
declared to bo too far apart to foster
Virginia and Vanderbllt nro said to
"have developed a sort of athletic
rivalry, of rather palo and sickly va
riety, still undeniably real." "North
Carolina's rivalry has been whetted
by continual defeat In recent years
and Virginia's has been dulled by
Games with Harvard, Tale and
Princeton are discussed as possibili
ties on account of Virginia's standing
as the leading university of the
South, in regard to geographical lo
cation and on the ground that Vir
ginia, should not restrict herself to
It Virginia Is conlwt to consider
Yale Harvard, and Princeton games
as the acme of intercollegiate com
petition, then the Charlottesville men
aro working from a false premise.
If both sides consider a football game
a big game then it is.
Virginia will have difficulty in
making Yale, Harvard, or Princeton
imagine the inclusion of Virginia In
the "Big Four" instead of the so
called "Big Three" is desirable.
Finds Natnrnl Rivals.
Tho magazine points out that Vir
ginia, Virginia Polytechnic- Institute,
Georgetown, and Washington and Lee
aro natural rivals. These Institutions
"have been dropped from schedules
for full and sufficient reasons."
Tho editors are not satisfied with
conditions in regard to athletics nt
these institutions, as is evidenced by
"Whether conditions have now suf
ficiently changed at the.se institutions
to permit a resumption of relations
is another question. Certainly the
systems exposed at these schools can
not be killed In a day, and a game
with Virginia would bo a great
tomptatlon to return to the old prac
tices," declares the magazine.
In "waving high tho banner of
clean intercollegiate sport a banner
which sho Is taking the lead In de
fending In refusing theso contests
for the present," Virginia is appar
enty doing well from a purely Ideal
istic Virginia standpoint.
Rons True to Koria,
Hero crops out one of tho peculiar
ities of modern education. Institu
tions will harmonizo on art, science,
literature. Academic rivalry Is sweet
evolution. On athletic questions, in
stitutions fall far apart, disagree
and dog each other's footsteps with a
"holier than thou" attitude. In this
respect, and in tho slamB at tho bo
called "rivals." Virginia's editors are
running truo to form.
Virginia is willing to concede that
Virginia Mllitnry Instituto comes
nearer the Idealistic standpoint, and
that Washington and Lee can be con
sidered for a placo on tho schedule.
"Ah matters havo hardly mended at
Georgetown," says the magazine,
"slnco tho tlmo of our thoroughly
warranted soveronce of relations,
Georgetown may bo omitted from the
Tho magazine heartily favors the
freshman rulo ns one which develops
hotter first-year teams and tends to
ward keeping out of college profes
sionals who "will not spend an entire
year In college to bo eligible for
Wnnt Rule Explained.
"Will Virginia adopt the policy of
Insisting that every college team It
meets ho subject to the first-year
rule?" is a dlroct question which has
been unanswered by Virginia's fac
ulty advisors. None of the smaller
colleges on Virginia's schedule have
tho one-year rule. This inconsist
ency has nover been explained at
Virginia save to say that exceptions
are made to the ruling whenever such
teams are played.
It would bo Interesting to see If
Virginia insistod on the freshman
rule 'rom Center College, say, if Cen
ter College repeatedly defeated Vir
ginia In. the so-called practice games.
C. U. EXPECTS GOOD
An 'increased membership In the
student body at Catholic University
next fall argues for a first class foot
ball team, according to Athletic Di
rector Charles Moran.
"We expect to have many more stu-1
dents next fall than we have ever
had before," says Moran. "This will
mean that our football team will
have a chance to get many candi
dates which have been lacking the
past few years.
44I understand that several first
class players from prep schools and
high schools have written in cre
dentials for next fall and if thenen
rollment la what is expected vlhcre
should be plenty of material for the
team," says Moran.
Football was started up again la&t
fall under Capt Tom Tracey. The
C. U. lads played S. A. T. C. football
Just as qtber colleges and had fair
It was decided to resume ythe sport
aft;r a year's absence and from indi
cations last fall this coming year
will see a first class bunch of play
ers reporting early.
THEY'VE GOT HOOK NOW.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 6. Semi
professional baseball clubs from six
cities Cairo and Metropolis, I1L, and
Paducah. Dawson Springs, Murray
and Mayfleld, Ky. compose the Kentucky-Illinois
League, under plans
adopted by old Kitty League officials.
A pennant and $500 bonus go to the
league leaders at the end of the sea
son. 13. B. Hook, of Paducah, heads
CI.OFKErs HOP TO IT.
The Cloffcps hopped to It with a
will In yesterday's Navy Yard League
battle against the Marines and count
ed fourteon runs on seventeen hits,
while tho Marines scored but once.
McCarthy whanged out four hits In
five trips up.
FRESHMEN WTUC BATTLE.
Eastern and Western Freshmen will
play In baseball at Thirty-fifth street
and Wisconsin avenue northwest today.
Tho Highland Juniors defeated the
Pepcos, 11 to 0, yesterday, and will
play the newly oreanlzed Western
Union team next Tuesday.
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