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Richmond Athletic Association Will Fill Long Felt Need
10 LOCAL CLUB,
WiU Offer Protest as to
Disposition of Player
by JacK Grim.
NEV. PKJ!#SS STAND
yV ILL 15 n, liUiLii
i-ocai baseoail Writers Will Be
Weil nouseu During coming
Season?aaiary ot Umpires
in Virginia League Raised.
I retiocnt ?>catngnt Wont?
ing on ocneduie.
BY GUS MALEERT
i'art of Steve Grin'in's troubles
may be uvcr 11 the claim oi Secre?
tary Bradley, that Ralph Maitis,
originally with the Cults, but
last season with Jack Grim in
Newport News, still belongs tu
Richmond. According tu the local
magnate, <jrim v. a> given the ser?
vice of Mattis with the under?
standing that if he was sold be
fure the end uf the season Grim
was to get half the purchase
money, but. if un>?>id. at the com?
pletion of tiie playing season, title
to the player would revert to the
local dab. Evidence upholding
this position is saij to be in the
possession of \Y. B. Bradley.
Grim, it will be remembered,
about to lose his grip in Virginia
League attain for all time, just
before* the expiration of the time
limit allowed him to dispose ul
his players, set out in wholesale
fashion, without regard for any?
thing save to recoup hi*- fortunes.
t<> get rid of them. Bristol, in the
Appalachian League, benefited
most, getting such men as Mattis
and Buck Hooker, notwithstand?
ing the fact that Bristol is in a
class "I)" organisation.
Griffin is considerably worried
u\er the make-up of his outrield.
The inner lines of defense have
been looked alter and the inrield
is expected to pan out in great
shape, but the garuen is still un
cared for. .If Mattis c -nies back
and a deal can be fixed up by
which he can be re-swapped and
taken away from Roanoke, wfiere
he went in the Baker-Mattis
LSurleson-Newton trade, that rills
one corner with a good boy,
better now since he has had
a few knocks and a few reefs
taken in a head, which was in?
clined to overlap his hat. Charles
should take care of the other cor?
ner, while in centre gar.len Grif?
fin may use Bob Carter, or he
may tic to a youngster as yet un?
named. Steps will be taken at
once by the local management to
establish the claim to Mattis. and
by all the rules he will be deliv?
Splendid Press Stand.
Here's news that is real new*.
Richmond's new ball yard wiM
contain facilities for the men
writing the game second to none
in the to?try. Though the plant
nrav not l>e as pretentv-m? a? snmr
in the big league*, and while no
stadium will be constructed, the
local men interested have <V>mc t >
the conclusion that the men be?
hind the pencils have been crowd?
ed long enough. In the plans for
the new grandstand is included a
pre-- box, to be built on top of
the gTwJidstand. or rather to form
s sort of upper deck. Approach
to the press stand will be by way
(CosUmh sa Bmemmm rstt.)
JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
Um ?o rieht_(?rlttins; t?I.. P.I.W, ? ?ap,.,.,. K. Mk? ... UU?.o, H. K.-~.... TT. HooW. H. ... ? A. Co.?., C. Br?--.*, ,. Cr.,.. P.
(,r?< and \V. Hlantoa < coach?. -_-?
POULTRY SHOW IS
Everything in Keadine>s for
< ?pcning, Beginning at Noon
LARGE LIST OF EXHIBITORS
Handsome Prizes Attract Poultry
FancifTl From Every Sec
ti-.n of Country.
lo'trs o* chickens and other poultry
may Teve| next week at the annual
show of the Virginia Poultry Asso?
ciation. After months of preparation
the show Is now ready to throw opi-n
Its dioors to the publlr. and at noon
Tueaday, to the cackling of her.s and
the crowing of roosters, the show will
be on at No. ?"K ITast Main Str.ft. in
the old Chesapeake and Ohio offlre
All day y-_sterda> the t oops were
being placed and tnat;y birds arrived
ftosn distant points. Indications point
to the lirsrst and most complete show
of ttSS* kln-i ever gl v t u in ICichrnund.
Many ribbons and prizes are offered,
amnnc them ;? silver cup. by the State
There are some noted exhibitors, in
< hiding K. Randolph Taylor, of Reaver
Itaiu. V?_. who came here from Penn?
sylvania several years after hav?
ing accumulated a competency. His
display will prove a notable one.
Another exhibitor whose entries will
(Continued on Fourth Pace. >
University of Virginia Starts
Move to Stimulate Interest
AU Year Around.
Charlotteaville. Vs.. January II.?The
Initial meeting; of the football claw of
the I'niverslly of Virginia, held in the
am ik'AK room of Madi*< n Hall, was
larae.y attended farrinston Wil?
liams, president of the General Ath?
letic Association, presided and intro
dueed Dr. William A- l?amt<eth. who
gave an interesting talk on the pur?
pose of organization of the club, and
predicted that the work done would
arcatly aid in devehv^/ig football at
ofrlrers acre elected as f >'1ows: J.
S|<e?4 Elliott, of Roonville M?, pres?
cient, .loseph Miller W'kkI. of Birdwood.
Va . vice-president - lienry M. Varner.
of Warrenton. V*. aicretary. Aubrey
lenn ?\?rt?-r. of Houston. TeT , trcasur
President Killott. r?r Albert I^fevre.
Hi e Warren, t'aptaln i'arter and Pi
rhearu W mtfolk spoke on the ikhsI
btlMiea of t'o -1 i" dictmg that it
aould do much toward arousing en
tkaataaea and stirring up interest in
football, not nnlx during the season,
hut at all tlrnrs df the rear. One of
' ?twma of the work will he ad?
dressee deltrered hefore the club U\
aasnesjr players ar~; mvh'?
A a-dlal Invltati >n was extended to
all etudenta. alumni and professors to
beeome members of the , luh Tie ne?t
meeting nf the club Will be h> Id FrV
dar nicht of neat week.
Coit Pitcher Expects to Turn
Out Winning Ball Club
Harry Griffin, who wiH coach the
Richmond College baseball team this
season, experts to put a winner in the
Held. He has a number of last year's
men back in the fold, and besides, there
will l>e some Tecultta who come with'
reputations. Jimmie Hub her. the lo?
cal llingcr who s?-nt terror to the heait
of many of the amateurs arou:;<l thv
city, will be witli the rapider?, and
there will be another flinger, from
l'owhatait County, named Klannagan.
Lvother to that Klannagan who starred
on the diamond at Itandolph-Maoon
; a couple of years ajio. "A game has
been arranged betworn the Spfdfera and
V. t*. L to be played her.:. Call for
practice wii; be issued in a few da\s.
C. V UUS1 ? ? KKRflllV.
With eeaaae Hacker? a* Last Year. Vra
Mart Will Re Mad.- Without Kl.-hmnad.
Chicago.- 111.. January 11.?Promoters
: who were b. hind the United States
' Beaeehafl League last year are making
' plans to rehabilitate the organization.
V M. Wiitman again has he n elected
I president of the league. ?nd he and
others have been attrmnMng t"? obtain
j financial backing for clubs In eight
? i itJeS. They are Milwaukee. Indian
! apoMs, Kansas City. Chicago. Pitts
i h ir_-h. Heading. Baltimore and Clncln
George Herbert la making rapid
progress in forming his new athletic
i lub f ir O r promotion of boxing and
wrestling in Richmond, and eapeeta
to hold a meeting of the men Inter?
ested before the end of this week Th ?
Sl.aan needed for couipnlng the pio
1 posed gymnasium and for securing a
i harter has turn p1e.lg.-d Herbert ex
pecta to have an Initial rvcrnberahtp
of at least .'?"" He aays that at least
that number have told hlrr. th.it th >
would willingly join, provided his epih
' was properly financed and waa con
i ducted legally UM trouble la a->
, tlclpated In ?.<-urlng a charter from
the !*tate ('orporatlon Commission, a*
nothing will be done which culd in
j any wav conflict with existing laws.
NEW STAMM IS
J Fy-hanon* r*.;>ajr'e aew x?eum I? aiwjer
fera>. ?Hen spring roll? ?r^an* will fee
rema<'te 7he utadlum le at the aew aoine
let the wnool at Wealbaniaeea U w\n eea
I lain ? MirMll eetd. a grMlrnn an*1 a lade
tnaefc A I ?irill gr?nd?:end Is helnc feallt
I * Men wili take care afeaset ?.aes es**<rfa
IwrSL The SilKl I? ?e> eMhdhNSel tbei It
'?a he a.f.te.1 n Trim litne ?? :umr Unset
kmwi ,??? awhew the toilMhMP* will be raa?V
fee ee.wseac? at the a?w areaada *
VISU NEW YORK
FOR NEW IDEAS
Local Automobile Show Pro?
moters Take Trip to Find
Out Some Things.
In the Interest of Richmond's auto
mob.le show, which will be held here
next month, practically eve-ybodj con?
nected with this enterprise u il! leave
to-night for New y.Tk to mingle with
the exhibitors vi the Madison Square
tJarden display. While the space In
thv llorseshow Building has been well
nigh exhausted, it is hoped by the local
enthusiasts that sour-thing may be seen
in the big: ? Mjf which may offer SUK
geatiana to the local promoters. So
far as they know, they have provided
f->r the entertainment, instruction and
aiaiiaeillsal of thos'- who will visit the
local show, but they want to make
doubly SSJre that nothing has been
An enthusiastic meeting; was held
yesterday afternoon in the rooms of
the Richmond Autom-ibile flub, at the
Jefferson Hotel. Kverybody had some?
thing; good to say. There wasn't a
pseeiialst in the crowd. Chairman
Hlenner and Manager T. It Hutchison
both reitteratcd statements on former
occasions that thv? initial show would
begin where jthers had left ofT. and
that i' would be the last word in giv?
ing the public an opportunity to learn
j'jst what had been accomplished In
automobile construction. Further, it
would nrovide a sure means of hatting
Richm >nd know just how vitally
RIchSBoCal teas interested In automo?
Contracts for all of the display ad?
vertising were let. and soon Kichmond
and th. outlying d-etricts will be pias
;? red with all manner of flaring signs
telling of the aut ?mobile show. Kx
cursions will be run into Richmond
each day during show week, and vast
throngs "are expected to fill the Horse
show Building. It will be a gala week
from every standpoint.
BUCK BOBKER IB
COACHV. P. I. TEAM
Bock H.w>l??r. ??f 'eat year * .Wwport N'ewj
c<i?h. who <??? throw* ?SS the lag ?f the
Bristol cI*S>. ef th.- Aaawlarhlaa t-r*gi?e.
srkj s JaaSt Orhei made hi* wholesale de
tfverv. e-til essrsk the tamroali t?aa* er th*
Virginia Pe'vferhale l**tlta*e Hnefcer he
ttrte* thai he ?tu asake good ?* a ceach.
aad eaaei t? ?? tare eat a wtaaer fer th*
Both Old and Ne* College
Will Have Clubs in
.? n h*ii mm *h? freet I* *?jt ef the
T*>? tralalng er*^sde for both Inet!?
teas wm a* mm the graaade ef Christ
ores AaoocMttaa. Chorea HIU.
MEET IS CERTAIN
Question of Date and Place Is
Now Worrying Athletic
A Blues-Richmond College track
meet is assured. Manager Slicppard
Crump and Olln Richardson, who will
coach the Blues" squad' of cind>;rpath
era, are authority for this announce?
ment. But jusf where and whin the
meet will be held is still under con?
sideration. February 2 2 was under
consideration. but this date was
abandons! bei-atise ot the automobile
show. The following Saturday. Febru?
ary 1, is the date of the Georgetown!
meet. Hal both Oka Blues and Richmond
College expect to send men to that
meet. February >. the Saturday fol?
lowing, 's at present the mnjt popu?
lar date, though it has by no means
been definitely determined upon.
yuiet work looking to interesting
the colleges iti the State and those out?
side the State has been going on. atri
announe >ment is made that a formida?
ble array, if talent will be on hand, to
compete in the many events. The'
meet last >car. in spite of unfavorable j
weather conditions, was a flnnnci-tl sue- j
cess, ^nd the two institutions feel tfiatj
this yVar. with anything like an even
break, thev will clear a prolit.
On Wednesday morning the fo'.low.
ing men were presented w*?h white
sweaters hy the Athletic Associati >n
I of John Marshall High School, with a
blue "J. M" as monogram: Captain
Robins. Palmore. Williams. Atkinson.
Kleveeahl. Hoover. H Brumble. Cosby.
|C Brumh e. Craia. Gray, and Manager
This tesm also won the preparatory
scho >l cup of Richmond by defeating
the Academ> and McGwire'* tWSCS ?ach
Thev also i.eat Norfolk llfch. BUelc
atone \e oi- n\. Petereburg High, and
were beaten only br Lynchburg High.
Much credit 18 dae Coach Wauaaa
Bbaatan mho turned out a winning
team from much green material.
BYRO PARK FOR
USE OF AMATEURS
?M??fiar areaaah hi
city dhd later la
l_ "inmitee From Amateur Base?
ball Commission Will Hold
REDUCE NUMBER OF CLUBS
Jv.st l our Will Form League in
Order to Get More
The rules coram'.ttee of the Richmond
Amateur Baseball Commission will
meet to-morrrow night in the offices of
Dr. WtUteH II. Park. r. chairman, to
discuss certain changes which have
beea suggested during the uff season.
As has been pointed out before, the
most important change to be consider?
ed will be that rclat:.# to making the
ni,i\;rnum number of clubs in any
league four, instead of six as obtained
last season. The principal reason for
this change is to allow more games
i.- :upi h e<?eh of the clirbs and thereby
give a more real test of the relative
merits of the clabs in each Uaguc.
Another change which is sure to
cause some discussion is the applica?
tion to create a class "AA." There can
be no good reason for this is tue argu?
ment of many, while the members of
the Capital City league, claiming
original memh-rship under the juris?
diction of the commission, say that
they are entitled to some special mark
because of th> fact that in a measure
(Continued on Fourth Page.) j
UAS QUIT TEAM
No Longer Heads Ashland Out?
fit?Weldon Blanton Named
.-, ' t,. Th" T?mes-I>ispatch 1
\*fc ana. Va . January 11 Heaaaer Mac
Hart, ef the Aan.ao I baaabg.1 team, aaa
r, ?vsn* d ae m?ftaf?r ea acvoen' ef Ms t>usl
nra*. whkrh ecreeata bis eie'n*; as m.. 'i
wSen his bast
afwaya be es.
?I Hrae m,
? sasae wti; etv? a as rr<M ,*j?<
res ths atreaerth ef She a
i ai'eadaajci at eapeete?.
OF LATEST MOVE
Richmond Athletic As?
sociation Will Physical
lyl Develop Citizens.
ALL CLASSES ARE
ASKED TO JOIN
Men in All Walks of Life Are
Asked to Co-Operate to Make
New Organization Big Factor
in Helping Boys.and Girls
Become Better Men
When the committee which is
tu name officers, a constitution
and by-laws for the Richmond
Athletic Association, or federa?
tion, whichever it is to be finally,
named, meets Wednesday after*
noon at 5 oclock in the V. M. Q
A., many problems will be pre*
sented for solution. Nor is the
committee going to get its work
dune in one sitting. Unselfishness
is tiie keynote, and the men who
accepted service on this commit?
tee realize that they must act
wisely and \\?th thought for the
welfare of all, or else the purpose
for which they were formed into
a committee will have been de*,
This Richmond Athletic Asso->
ciation, federation, or what you
will, is probably the biggest civic
achievement in recent years. It
was not organized for the purpose
of finding out which man in Rich*
mond could do 100 yards in the
fastest time. Stars on the cinder
path or over the jumps are not
the object aimed at. If stars are
developed they will be mere inci?
dent so far as the actual desires
of the men who are willing to
help with their time and minds
and bodies are concerned. It is
an awakening to the need of pro?
viding some means of recreation
for the men and youths, boys and
girls of Richmond, besides travel?
ing the streets day in and day
To Have Mild Competition.
Mild competition, competition
based upon the physical ability oi
the competitors to stand the
strain, will be provided. But this
isnt really the ultimate end to be
achieved. Anybody can win a
race provided proper care and at*
tention is given to preparation
for that particular event. But
what is the aim of the new or?
ganization is to form men and wo?
men who will be well rounded,
who will be built to withstand
the even day strain of living;
w hosC minds will be ?timulated
because of clean bodies. The idea
is to bring about an average of de?
velopment. The giant in size and
pijrmy in mind i* as much to be
deplored as the pigmy in size and
jjiant in mind. Though ?mall of
stature, a boy <>r girl can be de?
veloped t" the maximum of hardi
ne?* by proper educational meth?
od* applied to physical instroc
tion. The fellow who towers
,l < r hi? mate- can he imbued
m Mi the ethical idea that brat?
strength i? not the final ?. :mat?
of the man.
These are some of th? things
which the new organization hopes ;
to accomplish. But above ?9
ef?e. it will strive to take care of
the boy? and girls wbo now T. e