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NEW BRITAIN DAII v HERALD WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 191i
king Results in Several Leagues at Aetna Alley s-3asketb all League to Start at Y. H.C. A. Jan. 8; Lewis Troves to "Be Ritchie's Master Williams Reticient About Yale Situation DEFEAT SH BOWLERS I.TED LEWIS BEATS Icb Game Won By Fol- Gnstavus Adolphns one extra bowling game " contest between tho Swede members of the last evening before tho scided , in favor of the lia. Each of the games ontested, and furnished excitement. The teams n the third game after ken a string, and it was lay one-more,; and it Is pnsistent work of Sand- oom that' the Swedes h the battle victors. Clark for the Sons of Auld best performer for his cores: ; Swedes. 78 82 . 77 . 71 ,s- 88. . 89 83 92 91, 89 73 79 89 92 118 84 333 76 309 92 334 74 342 85 284 423 420448 399 1690 redes won fourth string 403 440448 411 Irish. .', 86 82 .8.1 .v 74 61 71 . 90 86 80 ,84 101 102 .89 90 114 -1702 76 325 82 28 8 74 330 84 371 83 376 LEAGUE REStJITS. league resumed its pace olidays, and the members bus teams gave a good ac- hemselves in the various Che . conquering Annex nues to pile up victories the Tigers being the latest the East End boys.. Mc- Poote of the victors, were onor men of .'the evening, securing a total of 312 ht's work, while the latter ght pins behind this score. s scores made during the as folows: RITCHIE EASILY Tigers. ..84 91 81 83 119 112 SO . 78 79 106 98 273 88 249 85 246 105 ' 303 89 307 479 -434: 465 1378 Annex 86 . 83 88 105 91 115 92 114 107 93 453 521 Live Oaks. Ill 312 98 273 85 287 92 304 104 288 4901464 109 79 , 90 108. , 87 81 88 87 78 91 Englishman's Cleverness Too Much for Former Champion in Ten Live ly Rounds at Garden. New York, Dec. 29 Ted Lewis of England gave Willie Ritchie, the former lightweight champion, the liveliest lacing of his career - in ten-round bout at Madison Square Garden last night. Aside from one flash of his old-time form in the last round, Ritchie was outgeneraled and outboxed all the way. At the end the' former champion's face was cut and puffed from the shower of jabs and swings with which the Eng- lishman bewildered the Californian. : The bout was at the welterweight limit, Ritchie weighing 143 3-4 and Lewis 139 3-4. This weight saw Lewis at his best. His boxing was the prettiest and shiftiest seen in the Garden in many a day. The Briton's feet were as fast as his hands, and he , danced away from Ritchie's straight-arm attack so fast that the former champion missed time and again. Ritchie still retains his aggressive ness. He sailed in all the tirne, but was met by the left jabs arid right hooks from his quick and crafty op ponent. ' Lewis shifted his body, first one way and then the other, to avoid Ritchie's smashing blows, and this defense, together with Lewis's ;time ly ducking, caused the greater part of Ritchie's blows to go wild. Ritchie went right at the English man at the start and tapped his jaw with a left jab. Lewis hammer ed short rights and lefts to the body when the boxers clinched, but it wasn't until just before the end of the round that Lewis met Ritchie coming in and sent his head back with a rattling left swing to the jaw. Lewis started the second round where he left off, and he surprised Ritchie by constantly beating him to the punch, when Willie came boring in with his right fist all set for de livery. Jabbing with his left, Lewis countered with his right, and after the first few rounds both Ritchie's cheeks were bleeding. In the fourth round Ritchie, clever boxer though he is, left himself wide open and Lewis shot in a left, fol lowed by a wicked right hook which shook Ritchie from head to foot. Lew is was so sure of his ground in the fifth that he fairly leaped at Ritchie when driving him back with a tan talizing straight left jab. This spectacular work by the agile Briton surprised even his admirers, and he showed a lot more speed than he has ever exhibited in a bout here. His attack approached Ritchie from all sides of the ring, and Willie was at a loss to interrupt the lightning fast blows. Only occasionally did Ritchie land on his opponent, and then it was just as the Englishman was dancing out of harm's way. There was hardly a mark on Lewis when he left the ring. Ritchie was in a bad way in the ; eighth, when Lewis halted him sud ! denly as he rushed in for action. The i Briton then drove him around the ring until Ritchie must have thought that it was snowing boxing gloves. The final session was a whirlwind. X 1 A. 1 - -uewia conunuea xo snow tne upper Ritchie New Heavyweight Giant is GLARING HEADLIGHTS Seeking Ladder to Climb FOR AUTOS NEEDLESS STILL HOPING FOR EASTERN OUTLOOK Nuisance Can Be Reduced to Minimum of Absolute Safety Jack Zcllcr Says League Will Start and Clarkin and Carey Will Not Be In It. Springfield. Mass., Dec. 29. While there is every indication at the pres ent time that the Eastern association will again hold forth in this section in 1916. there is little chance, in the opinion of John A. Zeller, owner of the (Society of Automobile Engineers) j Pittsfield franchise, that either James That glaring automobile headlights H. Clarkin of Hartford or William E. are as needless a menace to traffic , f artl of this Vi!' b?, iw" ' in the reorganized circuit. Zeller has safety as they are common, is the , bfifn sneniine. considerable time in r c WILLIAMS MUTE ON COACH QUESTION Minnesota Director Not in Posi tion to Talk on Yale Situation growing be3ief among those who have devoted caretul study to the subject. Springfield in an effort to find out if Mr. Carey would again take the Electru-al experts and others, after , , . , . . - . . . x.eiutrii fct J rai cxfKj . in i to. i. v-, mi. a careful consideration have become convinced that the principal source of glare in the case of the ordinary au tomobile headlight is waste light that is projected into the air instead of be ing concentrated on the road, where it is needed. By eliminating this waste it is thought that more efficient road lighting can be developed, while the glare nuisance can be reduced to a minimum of absolute safety. Glareless headlights will be given considerable attention by the Society of Automobile Engineers at its win ter meeting in New York city, Janu- I ary 5th and 6th, at which the Electri cal Equipment Division of the Socie ty's Standards committee is expected to make important recommendations bearing on the proper construction and application of headlights from the safety or non-glare standpoint. The engineers, among whom are numbered representatives of all the prominent manufacturers of automobiles and equipment in the United States nat urally regard the subject as one of the greatest importance to the industry field club owner has been acting on the appointment of the association as a committee of one to accept appli cations for the three franchises Springfield, Hartford and New Haven for some time past. He is making a fight to realize on or at least pro tect his interests in the 'Shire city, and it will be considerably through his ef forts if the Eaftern association start3 in the spring. Mr. Zeller waited several days long er than he originally intended to for word from Mr. .Carey, but yesterday, ! the absolute limit set by the Pitts- fielder the former local franchise own er was not ready to state whether he would accept or not and so Mr. Zeller will leave here today for Hartford, where he will arrange for the league's interests in that city. Ex-Owner Jim Clarkin of Hartford has come out with the statement that he will, under no circumstances, take another fran chise in the Eastern, and so far as Hartford is concerned it is all settled that there will be new blood in the association baseball. Zeller claims to have interested a prominent man there who is willing to take the fran chise and to build a new ball park for the coming season if it is necessary. As far as New Haven is concerned, Zeller has conferred several times , v. ... .. , jhk r tr- with Malor Louis F. Stoddard, who, ilim n ci v c lid vi it uiiuci ucuucittwuu I - more than a year. From their inves Dr. Harry L. Williams of Yale, who Is football coach at Minnesota, is re ticent about the possibility of beinff head coach at New Haven next season. Dr. Williams has been mentioned prominently as a successor to Frank Hinkey as Yale's football director, but the Minnesota coach refuses to com mit himself on the subject. When asked if he would, take lh' place as head coach at Tale Dr. Wil liams said he was in no position to answer the question at this time. "If your Alma Mater asked you to come back to coach the eleven, would you turn down the offer?" Dr. Wil liams was asked. "Now please don't ask me. that question," he replied, "because I can not say anything about It now." Dr. Williams Is the chairman of the football rules committee of the Na tional Collegiate Athletic association end is one of the seven members who represent this organization on tne in tercollegiate rules committee. As chairman, he made his report to the association yesterday and had noth ing but words of praise for the pres ent gridiron game. With Dr. Williams at Minnesota at various times was Tom Shevlin- of Yale, and Dr. Williams spoke highly of Shevlin's capability. "He is a human dynamo," Dr. Wil liams remarked, "and I am always 6 lad when he goes to New Haven." Dr. Williams read his annual foot ball report yesterday to' the National Collegiate Athletic association at the Astor and among other things about tigations it has developed that a re duction of glare and an improvement in effective lighting may result from improved methods of constructing both the bulbs and the reflectors in which they are mounted. At one of the society sessions Henry Schroeder will read a paper on electric bulbs, ex plaining the characteristics of the tungsten filament, describing the lat- the Pittsfield man claims is anxious to l tne present gridiron game said: take over the Elm city club. Major "There seems to be no question that Stoddard expects to make arange ments to house the club either at Sa vin Rock or at Lighthouse Point, and if he fails in both of these places, he stands ready, according to Zeller, to build new grounds elsewhere in the city. Zeller has not yet. made up nis mind just who will receive the Spring- est tendencies in bulb usaje and illuw- ' field franchise. He ha the applica New York, Dec. 29. Another new giant heavyweight fighter has ap peared on the pigilistic horizon. He is Lou Bodie of Deer Lodge, Mont., who claims the championship of the northwest. Bodie is now in this city looking for a match with any of the leading men in his division, so he can display his fighting ability before the Frank Moran, Jim Coffey or Gunboat Smith. Bodie is six feet six inches in height and tips the beam at pounds stripped. He has a reach of eighty-five inches and claims he has a long list of victories to his credit Those who have seen Bodie bo- are of the opinion he will make it mighty interesting for any of the so-called champions here. Bodies was born in fans in this section. He says he would Bucklin, Kan., July 17, 1890, and has like nothing better than crack at ! been boxing for three years. 473 425 Elites. 85 90 76 J 90 101 75 81 84 84 98 Wanderers. ; ...... . 93 78 102 273 jrson ... 87 88 84 2,59 n ..... . 95 84 86 265 91 93 87 271 ck .... . 98 102 200 wsk! . . . . 83 83 464 445 443 1351 90 280 101 268 93 270 hand in the exchanges and 87 273 took stiff medictnA In rha sinvhA. 85 263 Then suddenly Willie woke up and , drove juewis almost off his feet with 456 1354 j a hard right to the jaw. Lewis tried to spring back but Rit chie was again too quick and Dlas- 104 r 279 tered a vicious left to Lewis's face. 77 243 This surprise slowed up Lewis and 81 257 maae him cautious until he got his Deanngs again. As the bout ended Lewis was himself and was again peppering Ritchie's bruised and bat tered face. Ritchie, with his addition al weight, has slowed up consider ably. He isn't the boxer that he was as a lightweight. BASKETBALL LEAGUE FORMED AT Y. M. C. A. 6U Z4-. 87 269 427 437 4291293 Tribunes. Id .... . er . . . . 105 86 97 288 . 81 76 92 249 I 111 92 90 293 .76 95 91 262 . 91 91 98 280 464 440 4681372 A. P. G. LEAGUE. Pirates of the American Pa ods company defeated the All last evening. The were rolled: WELL KNOWN BOWLER DEAD. New York, Dec. 29. P. j. Riddell, who has been connected with the Rrunswick-Balke-Collender company for over twenty years in the capacity of superintendent of bowling alley construction, died early yesterday. He had been ill about a year and the immediate cause of his death was pernicious anemia. He was 53 yeaTs of age and was known to every bowler of prominence from coast to coast, as he attended all the big annual national bowling tournaments. His team, the Brunswicks, won the world's championship at the A. B. C. tournament in Pittsburg in 1909. Proposed League to Open January 8, With Five Teams Games to Be Played Saturday Evenings. At a meeting of the managers of the teams to participate in the basket ball league at the Y. M. C. A. during the next few months, it was decided to open the league on January 8. Physical Director Warren S- Slater was authorized to draw up a schedule. The managers were also requested to present the makeup of their teams next Monday evening. Seven names will be allotted to each manager to constitute a team. Only members of the Y. M. C. A. will be permitted to play in the league. It is practically assured that five teams will enter the league, and it is planned to hold two games every Saturday evening. Members of the victorious team will be presented with handsome medals Representatives of various teams at the meeting were as follows: Harry Scheuy, N B. H. S. alumni; Joseph Fresen, Viking A. C; Lowell Pickop, West Ends; Charles Miller. Pirates; Warner Johnson, Pioneers. M'FARLAND SIGXS RIDERS. Packey Gets Signatures of 14 Cyclists for Chicago 6-Day Race. Newark, N. J., Dec. 29. Packey McFarland, the Chicago boxer who Intends promoting a six-day bicycle race in Chicago during the first week of February, signed up fourteen riders here yesterday. The men who at tached their signatures to contmcts follow: Thomas Grimm, Pete Dro bach, Frank Cavanagh, Ernst Ohrt, George Cameron, Harry Kaiser, Iver Lawson, Ned Young, Rudolph Ruddi Russe, Gus Wohlrab, Frank Corry, Martin Ryan, Joe Kopsky, Norman Anderson and Charles Piercey, was f.igned before Packey came East. By tomorrow 'night all the riders who will ride in Chicago, are expected to be signed. The riders also signed a round robin stating none would lide in Newark again if any one of the riders going to Chicago was sus pended for competing in the Windy City. ' Mr. Riddell had charge of the con struction of the alleys in the Casino foiiowlntr several years ago, and with his son, iiiuucu, inauageu nie in tor a season. All Stars. ell 93 . 75 81 249 llnaon .... 82 83 101 266 83 ' 91 95 269 LUlst ...... 74 , 76 85 255 , 332 325 362 1019 Pirates. mell . . 82 94 79 255 nerson .... 71 74 145 ley 71 84 106 261 Imerson .. 107 114 96 317 ien 85 85 331 366 3661063 CUT SPEAKER'S SALARY. ttna Bowling Alleys 83 Church Street. High Grade Alleys. New Patrons Welcome. Give s a visit. Star Outfielder First to Feel Effects of Peace in Baseball. Boston, Mass., Dec. 29. -Star ball players have been trembling: in their shoes since the peace pact between the National and American leagues and the Federals has been ratified lest their high salaries would be lopped off. Tris Speaker will be the first to have his salary cut down. The salary of fifteen thousand simoleons, which went to him in pay checks, in ex change for helping Mr. Lannin win pennants and world's championships for the Red Sox, is a thing of the past, according to the report circu later here last night. Just how much Speaker's salary will be cut has not been mentioned in connection with the report. Speak er has not yet signed for next season TO AID CLEVELAND CLUB. American League to Straighten Out Affairs of C. W. Somers. Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 29 Presi dent B. B. Johnson, of the American league, arrived here yesterday from Chicago, for the American league meeting today. Johnson immediate ly went into conference with C. W. Somers, owner of the Cleveland team, and the bankers' committee which is handling Somer's affairs, and discuss ed the situation in this city. Johnson announced that the Cleve land team would either be sold in three days or arrangemehts would be made whereby other clubs would give Somers necessary financial as sistance and he would retain its ow nership. The presence here today of C&ptain Jacob ' Ruppert of New York, ' part owner of the American league team there, gave impetus to a rumor that he would take an interest in the lo cal club, but this could not be confirmed. TIGERS WIN AT HOCKEY. Pittsburgh, Penn., Dec. 29. That college hockey is popular in Pitts burgh' was shown last night by the large gallery that witnessed the first cf a three-game series, when Prince ton defeated Yale by a score of 5 to . At the start the playing was very fast, and both goalkeepers were kept busy. Some of the long shots 'of Captain Burgess for Yale and Hum phries for Princeton came from the center of the rink. American friendship is worth far more to Austria than Austrian friend ship is worth to the United States, and while the American people might regret the necessity of breaking off diplomatic relations with the Dual Monarchy it is certain to come unless Austria grants the American demands. If Vienna regards it as more import ant to support a panic-stricken sub marine commander who ran amuck and massacred helpless women and children than to maintain a tradition al friendship with a neutral govern ment whose citizens who have been wantonly murdered, the decision rests with Austria. New York World. trating processes of manufacture. Modification of Equipment. While considering methods of im proving headlight construction with a 4. O i uminat on. th eneineera have rer.ne- nized that any formal measures, such as laws and ordinances, that may be framed with regard to the many thou sands of automobiles now in use, must necessarily be so drawn as to be cap able of fulfilment with a minimum of hardship upon present users, as well as a maximum effect upon public safe ty. The Electrical Equipment Divi sion of the Standards committee has, therefore, devoted much thought to the possible modification of present equipment, with the somewhat start ling discovery resulting that with only minor changes in the way of improved adjustment a majority of the present headlights can be made to yield safe and highly satisfactory allumination. The result of this conclusion, as em bodied in the recommendations upon which the society will act, is a set of practical directions by use of which any motorist can readily adjust his lamps in such a way as to 'reduce their glaring tendencies to an almost negligible degree. The two fundamen tal requirements are that the bulbs be properly focused within the reflec tors and that the reflectors be proper ly aimed. The first adjustment can be accomplished by means already provided in every lamp, and the sec ond by bending the props on which the lamp Is supported in such a way as to direct the light upon the road a stated distance in front of the car. The substance of these recommen dations has been considered favorably by the Safety First Federation of Am erica at its convention held In Detroit in October. They were also put to a practical test by the city of St. Louis where many cars were examined by the light testing bureau. The results obtained by the bureau were so suc cessful as to leave hardly a doubt in the minds of the city officials that the elimination of glare is only a matter of proper adjustment of the equipment, rather than any drastic modification in its construction. As established by C. M. Talbert, director of the Department of Street and Sew- ers of St. Louis, the work of the bu-' reau was to test and adjust the head lights of all cars coming under local administration, the cars approved aft er test having an official seal attached to the steering wheel. By arrange ment with the police the owners of all cars so sealed were relieved of any risk of conflict with th authorities. The cars were tested in a convenient tunnel in which a focusing target was erected, and all cars were subjected to a standard form of examination and their lights adjusted uniformly. As indicating the highly satisfactory na ture of the results obtained, it is sig nificant that of the 4.500 cars exam ined more than 3,000 were at once sealed by the bureau, the others, fit ted with either gas headlights or be ing cars of the low-priced order, hav ing reflectors so poorly made as to render proper focusing impossible. From this experience it is believed that an almost entire eradication of the glare evil can be accomplished with comparatively little difficulty. tions of two would-be club owners, but neither, he says, are Springfield men. He would rather see a local owner if one could be interested. However, in the event there is no owner forthcom ing in the city, one of the two appli cants will be favored with the club. There is little doubt but that Gene McCann will buy the Bridgeport fran chise, from John Freeman, and as Pittsfield and New London are well taken care of, the six-club substantial circuit which must be shown" to the committee of three who are investi gating conditions in New England on January 17 is all complete. Hence there is every chance that Springfield fans are again to see an Eastern asso ciation team in action here. $423,000 FOR THE BROWNS. Federals Pay Big Price for American League Club. St. Louis, Dec. 29 The owners cf the St. Louis Federal league club paid $425,000 for the St. Louis Amer icans, it was learned today. This in cluded $25,000 commission to certalft stockholders in the St. Louis Amer icans who made the deal. Robert L. Hedges, President of the St. Louis Americans, and his associates, receiv ed $500 a share for their stock The price was doubtful for a time, as Philip Ball, principal owner of thj St. Louis Federals, feared the pur chasers might have to take over a $4 5,000 mortgage. They were re lieved of this incumbrance, however. It is understood that only one pay ment of $30,000 thus far has been made for the St. Louis Americans, and that Philip Ball has until Feb. 1 to pay the balance of $395,000. the rules are reaching a stage of near perfection and that the less1 tampering they receive the better. The stability of the rules of late years ha pro duced reaily . remarkable and most gratifying results. Coaches, players, officials and public have a comprehen sive knowledge and understanding ot modern football, . and fte possibilities have been developing rapidly. "Truly, the present rules give us a magnificent game spectacular, fas cinating, combining the klckinr and running game of twenty-five years aro with a brilliant open field and for ward pass game, where, the ball is constantly In view; upon occasions makinsr use of the lateral pass plays of English rugby, interspersed1 with powerful drives into the line and Off the tackle that almost call to mtnd the so-called mass plays of ten year! ago. ' "Brains, tactics, and strategy s.r the keynote of success in the game ft played today. So infinite are the eohv binatlons and possibilities of play that it is safe to say no two teams In the country play the game exactly alike. The rules are admirably adapted te teams of either light or heavy weight. Weight is no longer at a premium, and it has been demonstrated many times that this past fall that light fast teams can play rings about theit heavier opponents who lack the same degree of skill.' PENN WINS CHESS TITLE New York, Dec. 29. Pennsylvania made a clean sweep against Cornell In the final day's play of the triangular college chess tournament at the Rice Progressive Chess club, Second avenue and Tenth street, yesterday. The final tcore was Pennsylvania 5 1-2 point to 2 1-2 for Cornell. This gives Penn the first leg on the new Rice trophy. Two years ago the Pennsylvanias won permanent possession of the urize offered by the same donor, and ... n m v . f ,m fnr .omnAtittnlY. St new cuf t cl o fut. . Lrfist year's games resulted In a draw. C n ALES Malt beverages above the average in qualitynever above the average in price. Beverages you Can Afford to Enjoy. A nickel at your favorite tap. The Hubert Fischer Brewery, Brewers at Hartford Ct. o A ON TAP AT LOUIS W. 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