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TULSA DAILY WORLD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1922
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Seesaw Battle Fought
On Mud-Covered Field;
Thorpe in Flew Role'
Knocked Out in Third Period, Big
Indian Refuses to Retire;
"Dutch" Strauss Stars
Same Teams to PlaJ' Again
A Mrotiil guniu IkIhwii .11m Thorp?' Maroons' and .Md.MmIkmiM
Oklahoma All-Slam will W phiycil here lien Stiliirtliij, It un niiiiminowl
Inrft night. .Miniy'fniis uho Mm- thn Imlllo In llio mini HtiHinluy expressed
n ileslro ( nco I ho two iPiuiiM moot on (i dry field, mid Mm return
engagement tin nrnmm'd.
Playinir on a slonny, .slinnury field imrnnrlinl
nearly half an inch of rain had fallen, Harold ArcMahon'H
UKlatioma All-blurs battled Jim Thorpe and his widely
heralded Toledo Maroons to a neorelos.s tie at Lee atadiun
oaturday altornoon in i man's lootuall finale of 1!)22.
It was not lack of .sturdy football on the nart.
fcs-sional Maroona Hunt enabled the Oklahomana to fiirht
mem to u huiiiusuii. h Bimniy was a miiidOKKish defense
una a amasninjr onense on tno part of the Oklahoma Stars,
who played football just an courageously and effectively as
thoy did hi the yearn past when thevariotia stars were shining
Ull UUIIL'KU yiiUIIUIIM.
Okliiliotunim Torn Ihtt I,lne.
The Oklahnmim tnro off moat of
thulr gains nit straight foottiull,
HmushlliK through thn linn nr hrcez
ing nround ends. Thorpe'n team wag
unable to plerro tho Mtoiio wall pro
pnllted by MeMahnn's athletes unit
tho bulk of their ynrdago gained,
enma rrom lorwura passes nuneu
hy the Croat Thorpe
Tho ilyed-ln-tho-wnol foothall fans
who defied tlw weather to get u
glimpse ' ot Jim Ttiorpa nnd other
of fame In tho Maroon llna-up In
action wero umnly rewarded. Anv
oiio who went out with tho Idea thut
Thorpe would pluy for u few minute
n mi men retire una anotlior guests
coming. Tho Indian played throtigh
out tho first three period, lenving
me garnu only nt tno opening or tho
Thorpo Wouldn't Quit
Thorpe got n grunt cheer from the
crowd early in tho third period.
After tackling mi Oklahoma, buck
Thorpe wan thrown to tho ground
and knocked out. Thp game was
halted and artinrini respiration wan
applied for two mlnutrs hnfern tho
giant Redskin's .breathing apparatus
was put In order. Fnleon. who w
directing tho ...Maroons, called for 11
utatltut for Thorpe nnd ono went
dashing Into tho field from tho side
linen, but Thorpo refused to sot out,
waving the nub book.
njtcd'i ltoborts, thd famous Centre
collego running mate or "Ilo" j(c
Mlllln, played throilRliout tho gnm,
He did nothing apeotapulnr. In the
sen of clInKlnsr mud Uoberl didn't
Hhow to much artynntngo, handicap
ped as ha was by a considerable un
necessary poundugo that he has pick
ed up In tho lout year.
liven in Yardage i
Tha two teams wero about oven
In ynrdUKu ami also In downs. The
Oklahomans enmo near scoring twlco
once wan when the gigantic "Dutch";
Strauss circled tho Maroons' right
end for a bciluiiful run and put the
ball on tha Maroons' 12-ynrd line.
Tho Toledo Una then hold firmly.
The next Oklahoma chaneu came In
tho at quarter when thn All-Stnr
carried the ball to within 15 yards of
their opponents' goal and Wlb Hay
trlcJ n placo klek, but ltlckud low
and the ball crashed In among Hay's
own motes, i
J Tho Maroon sot tho ball to Okla-I
lfonm' oleht-yard line In tho thlcd
ijuartor nnd on tho third ilown wlthj
four yard to po smashed at renter.
Jorry Jones throw tho Maroon, car-;
rylns the ball for a 1oh of two yards.
In tho samo period the MatoonM
tried a placo kick from the 1 5-yard
Ine, but "His Hill" McKlnloy
blocked the Kick nnd "Tubby"' Tylor
recovered nml carried tho ball to
mldfleld. puttlnu thu Oklahumana
out or daiiKcr.
htrstiiss Urlshtcst Star. -'Dutch"
Ktraus was the oututand
Ins Individual tar ot tho samo. The
big l'hllllps .tar. two years out of
football nnd,ilolnK no harder work
than pounding a typewriter In a
Jiuwapupor office, time und aaln
jmashml throUBh tho Toledo lino for
ink sains ana HKirteil tlio Tid
Whole A. & M. Homo
Program May Have to
Bo Culled Off
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Great Old Fighters Down to Sullivan's Time ..... By Edgren
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HKht end. fruauloa hv th
Calax of Carlisle, for more than one
Important dash, lln came nenr
Bcorlne a touchdown once, KettliiK
away clean only to bo run out ot
bounds by tho Toledo safety and a'
A catch by Cnlax of a forward
pans thrown by Thorpe, was a f Na
ture. Ho leaned between tu-n nvin.
human ttnd grabbed the IihII pretW
tlly. "Putch" Hill of the All-Stars
imwcepieo jeviirHl Toledo passes.
Tile mud kept Thorpe from doing
much broken field running but he
did Kt away onee nnd appeared to
ie ou lor a loucnaown, lie stepped
out ot Dounii lieforn crossing tho
line, nowever, nnn tlio ball yas sent
Toledo (0) (0) AII.StAr
Ij'nK H'; W1-
ilondurnnt Ul McKinley
IJprtcomb C William.
Murrah HQ jones
Hobort UT Owens
HftH10 5U Straus
J ton Q... Hronimman
Thorpe M ilm
I'helan UH Springer
Faloon Fit Hay
Substitutes: All-tftar McMn -lion
for Ideiiiwman; Hieiniamnn for
JIcAluhQii; (ateman for Springer
Storoy for Owens. Toledo Smyth
for Thorpe; Tanner for i'helan; Con
rad for Kelly. Official: Watkltu
(Howaneo) Tula Tribune, referee;
Aehor (Orove City) TulA v., urn
idre; rtnu, Tulsa high school, head
Hnelu! In Tin World.
STIUAVATISU, Uec. 30. I'osslbll
ily that tho etitlro homo nthlotlo
sohedtito of Oklahoma. Agricultural
A Meohanlonl collcgu for tho ' r
nialndfr of this year will have to ho
canceled, was admlttod hero tAitur
(lay. In dl.inatohlng' n letter to Okla
homa City ooIIobo c.mcoljni,- basket
ball mtmiM which wero td havo been
Ployod boro next i.viiinv nn.ini..-
''fiJ: ?? a"aKhor, director of
athlo If;, ilcolarnd that tho funds of
tno, Athletics association had dlsup
peurod. In as much as practically the
wholo support of winter unit spring
athletics come from foothball re
ceipts und tho sain of season ticket,
all of which has been collocted and
is gono. thorn was no way to flnanco
frames hero unlosN mtauim. ri,..iu
con bo discovered nnd returned,
ltoprosentatlves of tho state ex
aminer and Inspector' office now
are In Htlllwntfr checking up tho
books of M. J. Otey. financial secro
tary of tho college, who bos Juat been
Brnittod n 80-day leavo of absence.
1-units of the Athletlo association ns
well as thoso of all other oollogo nc
tlvltlos, havo boflij under tho control
of the financial secretary.
nallagher wild yesterday that ho
did not piopoco to cancel any other
games until 'It bocumu absolutoly.cer
taln that tho missing funds cannot
bo recovered In time. Ho admitted,
however, that toilet may not be pos.
alblo for weeks, pot hapa months.
"Misn America" Grabs
Second Speed Trial
x.oa A.vai2ij:s liAttnon, cai
IJoc, 30.Taklng tho lend at tha
titan and averaging fi.M miles an
hour, -MIsn Amoiien," Oar Woods'
world chnmptoii speml i,oar-, today
wm tho second 30-mllo boat In tho
DO-mllo I'ufclflo cat championship
race being run here, "Min Ameri
ca" won yosterduy'a event for tho
"Ills Detroit" came second with
"Mystery" third. "Hurricane 11"
wa fourth and "Kellows IV" fifth.
"Lucky Strike" nnd "IJncoln" did
not start In th event. "Hurricane
IV." l'aclflc coast ehnmplon. de.
veloped engine trouble but managed
to finish tho nice.
"Mii DotroU" clipped off the
fastest sliiglo lap when she nego
tlatod the threo-mllo coniwo in fonr
minutes snd three second.
The final heat will be run tbtnpr
"J1 i V
WMEH EiTnetV. WAs5
i.SARV OUT ATEPU.
"Thc Ring .
Hy HOllKHT KDGHK.V.
Fighting with the fists is irennmllv snnnnm.ii fr. v.n,.
nated with the Greeks, hut rnwnt.
iiKures in ooxing position Have shown that the art of fisti
n, iuii:iuiit lasynana long Deiore tne
Greeks appeared in history. Using the hands in combat be
ing a natural thintr it is liknlv tlmf iinvimr ..mu i,,,.,
civilizations, thousands of years before evert the anebnt
Assyrians. ' "-"
Marcel Nilles Defeats
Moran for French Belt
l'Aliy, Dec, 30. Maroel Nllloa.
tho French pugilist, defeated fronk
Moran of l'ittsburgh tonight on
p-Jtnts for the heav weight cham
pionship of I-Yancc,
Ilerzoff Hires Lawyer
To "Clear His Name"
Hy li.lrnttonal Nwa Strvles,
BAUTIMOHE, Dec. 30. rimrlefl
H. Knapp, famou in Ivaseball as
Wgal adviMr to Jai'k Uunn. onco
olwcted prIdont of tho Intwna
tlonnl league and for year a figure
In tho fight against tha draft, was
today ongagnd by Buck Herang to
clear any suspicion around his namo
in connection with the Hube Jtan
iieraog waa involved In the orig
inal Henton scandal I.alnu. n,.uu.i
Jointly with Hal Chase of having
offered Huba a sum of money to
throw a game to the Cub in 1S20.
Cliff iMarr Signed to
Manage 1923 Midgets
Hpoclit to Tho Weil J.
n,1hH'I.1'Nl''IKLU' Mo" Dc SO.
Cliff A. Marr, mangr of the Nor
folk, .Nb., ute league champion
of laat your, today signed (l Con
trael to nianage th Springfield
Midgets of tha Wtr Z1,S
it vm announced by President Colo!
in tiiiuiiinn to
Old-timers AVcro Itouglt.
In England, whore fisticuffs was
rovlved, boxing without any set rules
has gone on for many centuries. In
tho oarllcst daya eyc-gouglng, klck-
ng and other rough and tumble
fighting methods wero indulged in
until tho tlmo of Jamas Mm- tin.
first ncknowlodged Hrltish cham
pion, who onerird n tinkler for. Hi...
i.r,iiiiK in uAioru iiona, iiondon.
12von then there wore no rules
worth considering until "Huies for
tho better regulation of tho sport,
approved by gentlemen and agreed
to by pugilists,"
One ot these ruled provided that
In ordor to prevent any disputes,
tho time a man llos after a fall, if
tho second dooa not bring hi man
to tho sldo ot the, square, with tho
spaco of half n minute, ho shall be
deemed a beaten man."
Kigg was a teacher of broad
sword and other weapons as well as
a bo.xer, and was supposed to be "un
rivaled In Kngland with tho mvord."
It was ipilto tha thing to train with
I'Igg before a duel. Hut-Jils Intro
duction of public boxing made his
reputation. Ho fought many finish
baro-flst fights hlms'clf, nfton bo
foro King George II, nnd members
of his court.
"Jluffcis" The 1'lrst Ihnlng filoviv
In 1747 Hroughton. then English
champion advertised the first use o.i
boxing BlOVOS. whiell mn Invnnlo.l I
for training purpose only, nnd not
used in ring finhtw.
Hroughton advertised: "The wholo
theory of that truly Hrltish art. with
all the various Htops, blows, cross
buttocks, etc., incident to combat
ants, will be fully taught and ex
plained, nlld that persons of quality
and distinction may not bo debarred
from entering Into a course of these
lectures, they will l.o given with the
utmost Wndernemi nnd regard to the
delicacy of tho uunil. fur wi.toi.
ami mufflers are provided that will
effectually suture them from thn in.
crttivenlence of black eyes, broken
jawa ,nnd bloody nose."
Much later on "Mr. Jackson" gave
boxing Instructions at '.'hi elognnt
rooms, 13 Hond street." where on
one oocaalon fight wero hold "be
fore the. emperor ot Husla. Oeneral
HItii'her, the idng of Prussia, Prin
ce Frederick and William of Hrus
sla, Lord Lowther, (ienernl d'Vork,
n. VT? vlturs at Cham-
plon Crlbb with eyeif popped out
and asked for another show.
Apparently the first fighter who
made a fortune out of boxing was
Tom Johnson, who nftor contend
ing for tho championship of Enir
land. in about ill fieM
and became respectable, having by
his extraordinary ueesa realUed
the astonishing sum of nearly f1Ve
thotlMAllil iiniin.lu" '
About a quarter of what light
weight champion. Benny Leonard,
received a few months ago for one
no-declalon bout with Lew Tandlfr.
1 llk that "retired and baenmo r
spectablel" Unfortunately Tom Johnson" didn't
stay "respectable." Having squan
nis tortune he had to fight
and being old and soft
almoin lifeless" nml hort!v
died "from th e severe
ord by leading the circuit in three
departments he mtseed but two
B.imes during the season and walked
away with batting honors. He will
play second, base for the Midgets.
With many veteran returint- to thn
!:U?- !.!L" i?:?1 .VW" !thei? seconds.
uon in tho" field "..ii-SUr'xA" XMX!
blow he had received."
thSfW WHS a t0UKh TOme in
right Goes iss ItoumH.
ine rougliest of the old-time.
.i.iti bib ueiween t;ngllsli and
Irish champions. One of theo went
138 round and boUt l'urcell, the
Lngliahman and MoCarty, from Ire
land, were beaten out of resemblance
to anything human, each In turn be
ing "caught in chancery" and ham
mered into a etate of collapse, only
to bo revived in tho half-minute In
tjrvals by brandy administered by
his second's knee and muttered, "I
won't fight nuy more."
Tho Englishman, unable to see
but striking at the sound of the voice.
landed tho last blow,
A game Irishman was Nod Lan
ran, who won a scoro ot fight ba
Toro ho mot Tom Spring for tho
Urltlsh championship. Spring was a
nuch bigger man than Lnngan, who
.icalcd 168 pounds. Tho fighting was
Spring broko both hi handa, but
In tho 76 rounds fojight cither
knocked or threw Lsngan down
sixty times, often falling on him a
ho felt. This was part of tho game
under tho old rulos.
Lnngan wan knocked out, but
mado such a fight of It that Spring
actually promised to clve him 10
pounds in appreciation of his game
ness which was very generous con
Juct toward a loser In those day.
When Jackson Hint Mcndoxa.
Ono of tho greatest English fight
era was John Jackson, a bltr man
and a marvolous hitter, who beat all
Hii last fight was with Ban Men
dozu, the Jow who was one of the
cleverest boxers over known in Eng
land. Tho odds were two to ono on Men
doza. Jackson out-boxed Mendoza
and knocked him down four4 times
each knock-down ending tno round.
The fifth round i described like this
111 Hoxlana. a boxinir chrnnteln Ti.ih.
llshed a hundred years ago,
"Fifth The scene waa now con
siderably changed, and some mur
muring were oxpressod by the
friends of Mendoza, on witnessing
Jackson take hold of his oppon
ent by tho hair, and serving him
out In that defenseless stato until
no leu 10 tne ground. An appeal
was mado to tho umpires upon
the propriety of tho action, when
it was deemed perfectly consistent
with the rules of fighting, and the
battle proceeded." ,
Jackson knocked Mendoza out in
tho ninth round, in ten nnd n half
minutes of fighting.
After retiring from the ring "Gen
tleman" Jackson bocama proprietor
of a notable Inn, nnd waa n great
iiivonie jn wngnsn society, as ho was
a man of good education and fine
appearance. Ono of his closest
.menus waa Lord Byron.
Jews Wero Skillful Ho tent.
There wero several great Jewish
fighters in tho Old dava In Ri.rinn.1
Tho best of these wero Daniel Men
doza (ono of whoso descendants has
a lauor snop noar the Brooklyn
bridge In Sow York today); Dutca
Sam. Barney Aaron and Abraham
They wore alt noted for their skill.
Dutch Sam (alias Samuel) weighed
only 130 pounds, yot ho won 100
fights against men of nil
weights. A sporting writer of the
tlmo about 175 wrote of him? "Ho
was tho most accomplished and cl
entlfle pugilist of hi day. and his
tremendous ferocity gave tho now a
character for milling that it is not
likely they can evor expect to realize
Getting away from tho ancients,
well come down to a bit more mod
ern times when John C. Heenan, the
Benloia boy, champion of America,
went to England to fight Tom Bay
er for tho world's heavylveight
Tom Sayers, heavyweight Vham.
plon of Kngland, was nn extremely,
clever boxer and only a middle
weight, llko Charlie Mitchell, who'
utterwnrd fought Sullivan.
He fOUght for 11 venrs. Ilia Innr.
est battle waa 109 rounds with Harry
Houlson, and he lost only one fight,
early in his career, when Nat Lang-
two and hi welght190 pounds.
was ii opxer.
In I860 ho challenged Sayers and
went to England to fight. This was
the first International ring battle to
attract wide attention.
Many American sportsmen, went
to England for the bout. '
Harpers Weekly sent Tom Nast,
tho first great American cartoonist,
across to picture tho fight, and Nast
drew his picture and mado his chalk
plate on tho way back, this being
tho first time in history that a cham
pion battle was so illustratod..
The same otcumr that brought
Nast and the writers brought the
first news of tho fight and New York
was wldly excited on receiving It.
In those days ring battles, under
London Prize King rules were not
Maged in huge aTvitts such a Tex
Hlchards builds, Hi fact it waa im
possible to name thn i.1nr.
'hey, would bo held, ovrlng to the
uewvmos oi ino police.
Tho men mot in n hastily ropd
ring In a piece ot woods near Farms-
uuiuukii, rngianu; oeforo a great
crowd that followed tho fighters In
carriages, carts or on foot to tho
oayers ueeu all ot his skill and
Heenan pressed tho fight dellberate-
it .maieu a nours and
itunuies ij rounds at tha end of
wiiicii mo oayers was badly beaten
and entirely exhausted, and on the
iiuiiii. ui using KnocKed out.
ino Americans accompanying
Hoeman had wagered heavily on him
to win. anu father than sea their man
" . anu joso tlieir bets,
English roughs nround tho rjng pul-
l" eiiKea nnu toro te ropes
nn'iuii mo ugm; Mcoman
f roughly handled by tho crowd.
Mi livnft Introduces Glovc-Flghtlng
'if Fcterco lay decided that
w, iiK,u was a -uraw," thus Paving
tho wagers on tho English champion.
Tho English sportsmen who con
ducted It decided that the World's
champion belt should bo given to
Sayers, and an exact duplicate ot it
presented to the American. However
HM.nnn'u l,ol, . .... .
r- - ito.cr iimieriaiizea. lie
"nrt ! return homo' without it.
This wn about tho same treat
ment Jako Kilrain received latter
iyl!0,V-h0 ouEht and whipped Eng
lish Champion Jem Smith in tii.
glum, tho ling being pulled down
to save Smith from n knockout.
Hconan, who was a remarkably
handsome fellow, marned Ada Men
ken, a beautiful actress, and when
sho divorced him married another.
Sarah Stoveus. Ho had been out of
the ring 10 years when ho died at
.J"?, of 3S' Usually they
dldnt live very long, in those wild
The last world' champion under
London Prizp Ring rulos was John
L. Sullivan tho greatest of them all.
It waa when John L. decided to in
troducp fighting with padded gloves
instead of baro fists that a new era
dawned In boxing, and Queensberry
rules supplanted tho crude brutalities
of London prize ring days.
Status of Rube Benton
Is Still Up in the Air
CINCINNATI. uec. 30. The stat-
u ul i-iicner ittii.n linntn,, i . u
National league was not discussed
m detail, August Herrmann, presi
dent of the Cincinnati club, an
nounced tonight after a lengthy
conference in his office hero with
il. 11. Johnson. nrM.int . i.
Amerlcan league. Mr. Johnson left
Cincinnati tonight for Washington
without mnklnir a stati.mi.nt
to any he had visited the city on
personal business and to call on
some relatives nnd friends. The
Henton case was talked over in n
general way. Herrmann aaid. nn,i
nothing developed or could develop
pending the result of a vnu i
derstood was being taken by Na-
jjvukuo ciuo owners.
THE POSTSEASON HAN WITAT DO YOU THINK?
nPIIE Oklahoma High School Athletle association last year adopted
A a rule prohibiting members from engaging in postseason football
games. As practically every high school In the stato belongs to this
association tho rule virtually put a stop to nil scholastic football after
Thanksgiving week. (
A l'umber of strong Oklahoma high school teams had a chance to
play important Intersactlonal games with representative teams of other
states after the close of the regular 1922 season. Hut because of this
nowly adopted rule they had to turn down auch opportunities.
Tlio question naturally arises. What nro tho benefits ilorlvoil by
member of tho association from this lutn on the postAcnson games?
Also Wlint arc the objectionable features of postseason gomes?
It ha been suggested that tho playing of after-season games by
high schools Is "commercializing high school athletics." What wrong
is there in a high school making a profit from a good football team
to swell an athletic fund when money is badly needed to carry on
ether athletics that don't pay?
One thing Hint makes ns think iierhaps this rule Is not nycessary or
liclprul is the fact that no other frtnlc, tj far n wo know, ha lokou
a Mmllnr stand, lilsevthero high school postseason game nro not
only permitted but encouraged. Are wo so much smarter than overy
While thero are 260 members of tho association, this rule affects
only flvo or lx high schools. Looks like "class legislation" as our
legal Bharps would sayr A high school supremo court probably would
rulo It "unconstitutional." it seems to us that tho association should
confiho itself to making rules that affects tho majority and not Just
a few. But this rule doesn't in any way affect 245 out of tho 250
The World is taking tho side of the public, which has expressed
approval of these games by turning out in great number to see them.
Wo ore not questioning the sincerity of the association In making
tho rule, but simply question Its merits now that it has been tried out.
The World would llko to have brief statements from principals "of
high school members of tlic association, stating whether they nro
for or against postseason game and why. Wo also Invito comment
from anybody else who would like to say n won! for or against. Before
tho meeting or the association In February wo'il llko to know the real
sentiment throughout the stato ou this question.
IJXTH-Vt WE MADE A MISTAKE.
(N tho first page of tho Sporting News some tlmo back there waa a
-w story that referred to "tho good right arm" of Hubo Waddell. If
the great Hube had a good right arm, as well as the greatest southpaw
flinging attachment In the history of baseball, then he was indeed
The HuIks was such r. good lcft-haml pitcher that ho used to woto
nit tlio fielders to ttio bench In the ninth inning with two out nnd strike
out tlio last hatter Just for tho fun of It.
A welt-known big league baseball scout once made a trip of several
hundred miles into thu wilds ot Dixie to look over a first baseman ho
had heard was o. hefty clouter. The prospect was all that the reports
had Paid. The only drawback waa that tho budding young fence
buster was as black as tho ace of spades.
Fred MerUIe gained passing fame by mlling to toucti n bag one after
noon, his lapse costing tlio Giants a Nntionnl league pennant.
These art Just a few lines to show that now and then a mistake
1 made in baseball.
Wo know, because w ve now mado one. A warm personal friend
who forgot to sign his namo to the brotherly letter ho wroto us advises
us of our woeful error.
A few days ago In this column we had a story about nn infield fly
that caused n lot or puzztcmetit nt MeNulty park in n game last sum
mer. Our story In substance wild Bnumnn wns on third, another base
ntnncr on first, nnd tho bntsmnii hit nn Infield fly behind the short
stop. Bnumnn scored when the fielder dropped the ball, but was sent
hack to third ns the umpire had called It nti infield fly. Wo neglected
to Kty In describing the piny that second txiso'alao was occupied at
tlie tlmo by nn Oiler base runner. As our anonymous mentor pointed
out, there can't bo "an Infield fly" unless first und second nre occupied.
So he writes In to tell us how tlttlo wo know about UascbaU and
how much he ktiows.
Our only regrpt is that he didn't sign his name. If he had wo could
send him a box of cigars or some other token ot our appreciation for
his Interest In our page. U'a a ahamo he can't bo properly and per
sonally thanked. ,
Think of the terrible stato of mind our poor renders would have
been in from now on if wo hadn't put that runner on second base
where ho belonged, wj everything conjd bo exactly ucconllng to Hoyle.
Soma of 'em probably havo been losing sloop over it.
TO BE INAUGURATED AT T. U.
WITH OPENING OF NEW YEAR
Donnhuo to Ixiulflium.
MONTGOMHHY. Ala ti m
Coach "Mike" Donahue, for ' nine
ears neau coach at the Alabama
Polytechnic institution. rAnhnmi
ham beat him In 61 rounds. The nefa ,od,,y that ,le had
John C. Hee'nan waa born In Trov:Prn"tS.D.0"fcnelAha'hl8 :
In 1S35. itu hnicht J( ,..,.:.,,,.'...' jenrs ana
His height wo six feet t he will receive $10,000 a year.
With the opening of school at
Tulsa university, Tuesday, it is the
Intention of the department of
athletic to inaugurate an cnten
slve program of intramural athlet
ics, most of which will be of the
compotive sort although there will
be courses offered In varlou
phases ot class work. Tho gym
nasium will be used by both the
girls' department of athletics un
der the instruction of Miss Tilllng
hast and also the , boys' depart
ment, nnd will, bo busy throuahout
tho entire day. Swimming lessons
both for the beginners and for
those who aro moro udvanced
will bo offered.
It Is tho intention ot the athletic
department t owork out a" systom
of suitable reward on the point
system for thofo who attain a cer
tain degree of perfection In the
various dspartments ot physical
The various basketball candi
dates will begin practlco Tuesday
in preparation for their schedule
for the present season. Captain
Shuntaona who starred In the back
field of the "Golden Hurricane,"
Is displaying hi usual brljllant
form on tho basketball court and
all probability tho university will
bo represented by a fairly strong
During the Christmas holidays
the gymnasium has been com
pletely renovated and on the main
gymmulum floor tho basketball
court has been laid out., both for
men and women. Indoor basoball
and volley ball courts also have
been laid out.
GREB AND VILLA
ONLY CHAMPS IN
Harry Should Easily Out
point Bob Roper Who
Has Slowed Up
Bouts This Week
Ja. I 1'rM Fulton v, Bill Tu.
10 rounrta. jn Portland.
Jan. 1 lUnny Vngcl v, Bud T
lor, to round, In Milwaukee
Jan. 1 1'ancho Villa v. Ilaiuiir
Murray, 3 rotimla, In Philadelphia
Jan. 1 Charify Itny v. j)0 Cni.
lettl. roumln. In Phll.v1elpi.ii
Jan. 1 Kid Wolfe vs. Nate Carp.
12 rounds, In Ilnitlmore
Jan. 1 Soldier Ilartfli-td rs. Prank's
Laureate, 10 rounds, In Troy, N V
Jan. 1 Jack Sharkey vs. Tunn).
Herald, II rounds, In Trenton, N- .T
Jan. 1 Jeff Smith vs. Fay Ka n
10 rounds. In Dayton.
Jan. 1 Harry llrob vs. Mob n .per
10 rounds. In Plttst.uigh.
u fan;. umy vs. Franks
ttchoell, 10 rounds. In Canton
Jah 1 Billy Conley vs. Bobby c jr
belt, 10 rounds, in Fairfax, okla.
Jan. 1 Mickey O'Dowd vs. it u
Circus, 10 rounds, in Indianapolis.
Jan. 1 Deorge Ward vs Johnny T ll
man, 10 rounds, In St. Taul,
Jan. 1 Willie Jackson vs Bui
Chrlrtlano. 10 rounds, in Columbus
Jan. : Billy Shade -is. Wolfe Lar
sen, 12 rounds, in Now York.
Jan. 2 Georse Shade vs. Mike
nurke, 13 rounds. In Now York,
Jan. 2 .Seaman Hall vs. Johnny
Brown, 20 rounds, in Edinburgh, -t-iriU.
Jan. 2 Vincent Coffey vs. Al Cross.
10 rounds. In Albany.
Jan. 3 Hush Walker v. Bill Bren
nan, 10 rounds, In Orand llapids.
Jan. 4 Eddlo Wairner v. Kid Sul
livan, 12 rounds, in Brooklyn.
Jan. 4 Jimmy Lannine vs. Frank'
Adams, Iff rounds, in Dodge ci'j
Jan. 6 Terry Martin vs Eddie An
derson, 10 rounds, in Minneapolis.
Texas Co. 21, KcU Fork 17.
The Texas comuanv tavm,n
'team defeated Ued Kork high school
iat Ited Fork last night in a hard
Ifn.lt'llt prima n ... it '
By EDWAHD W. COCHRANE.
Thoro are several big fistic days
every year, but none better 'nan
the opening days of a new year,
when promoters try to schftlui'i
high-class attractions to luro pa
trons to box offices with tho last ot
their holiday expenso money. Bo it
is with tho opening day of 1923,
when thero aro somo high-class at
tractions booked in tho United
States, which will be featured hy
tho appearances of two American
champions Harry G'reb and 1'ancho
Greb, tho "human windmill" ot
Pittsburgh, who is tho best light
heavyweight In this country, nnd
would bo world's champion if ho
could luro Battling Slkl, tho "ape
man" from Senegal, into a ring with
him, is to meet Boh Hopcr, former
captain of tho army in n scheduled
10-session battlo in Pittsburgh. Vil
la, who holds tho Amerioal fly
weight crown, will meet BaUi:ng
Murray, for eight sessions in Phila
delphia. No stretch of tho imagination
could causo ono to believe that tho
speedy Greb Is in any danger of
defeat in meeting Hoper. Thero
was a time two or threo years ago
when Itoper was considered a pros
pect for greater honors than nro
found with tho second raters of
thn heavyweight division. Ho was
fast then, a clever boxer, very tough
and very game. His chief weakness
and a very bad ono with fighters,
Is that ho cannot hit. But that time
is past. Roper today has slowed up
and when his speed loft him he lost
his greatest asset.
Roper still can fight good enough
to give a lot of good big men trou-
uie and to beat a lot of second rat
ers, but never will be even consid
ered as a possible foot for the leader
of his division the heavyweight.
Ho cannot hope to lay many glovci
o ntho speedy Greb In 10 rounds.
Greb is ns fast a sa speedy light
weight, both with his hails and h 1
feot, a splendid ring general, gamu
and tough. If ho could hit ho
would be the most dangerous tea
Dempsey could find, but Greb, tike
Roper, doesn't pack a knockout
punch in his system. He wilt out
this young Mr. Jlurrav of Phila
delphia, is a Very good prospect for
higher honors In tho flyweight divi
sion. His chief trouble will bo mak
ing the weight, and it is possible
that Villa will havo to lot him step
through tho hemp tipping tho beam,
at closo to tho bantamweight limit.
iiut tnat will not worry the Fili
pino in tho least. In eight sessiotn
where no decision Is handed down
by tto referee at tho finish, Villa
can ".void a knockout or should do
so and thus his title will not be In
danger. Murray is a puncher and
has cleaned up on all tho littlo fel
lows ot his vicinity. A'illa is clever,
a clean puncher and a real champion.
Out In Portland. Ore.. Monday the
fistic fraternity will be entertained
by a battle that lacks much of be
ing the sort any club away from
the Pacific coast would care to have.
Fred Fulton, tho fearful plasterer
from Minnesota, will box Bill Tato,
a big black from Chicago. This
Isn't the. flrat time they have fought,
so they know cacti other pretty well
and for that reason Fulton may put
all he has Into tho argument. I't
nt best It should bo nothing to rave
over as a pugilistic attraction.
Fulton would have been chan'
plon long ago if ho had had such
fighting heart as Jack Dempsey
Stanley Ketohel, Battling Nelson and
half a dozen more wo could name
ot tho great fighters. But he larks
that fighting heart to go with a
remarkable natural boxing ability
and a knockout punch. Tnte gave
Harry Wills all he wanted and Wills
knocked out Fulton In Jig time. If
he cares to Tate is likely to give the
plasterer a heating.
Joff Smith, although ho never
hold a title Is one of the greatest
mlddlewelghts of all time. And he
Is one of the busiest. Ho fought in
Atchison, Kan., Friday night and
Monday night he meets Fay Kaiser
In Dayton. Twice a week is Juat
tho dish for Smith.
YOU'VE HEAD A LOT
"NIGHT LIFE IN
BUT WHAT DO YOO