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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1930.
Speaking of Sports There was certainly enough action In the second game in the Industrial Basketball league at the Tabs hall last night for even the most rabid court fan. Billed as bitter rivals, the Corbin Screw and P. & F. Corbin teams certainly proved that they were red hot when they clashed last night. There was a great deal of criticism directed at Referee Dan Ahem in last night's game because he either did or he didn't call fouls. He called 31 personals in the second game. However, we are of the opinion that a great deal of this criticism is un fair. Spectators on the sidelines can see plenty of stuff that a referee cannot see on the floor. The solution of the entire problem In these closely fought games, is a double official system. There should be two men on the floor to catch violations. It is impossible for one man to catch all violators of the rules when there are 10 men on the floor, each trying to pull every known trick of the game over one another. We understand that there is ob jection on the part of some teams in the league to the double official system. We can't understand this, because it would seem to us that two officials at the game would make the game better and certainly clean er. Take next week's game between the Stanley Rule and Corbin Screw. It Is going to be a tough Job for any referee we don't care who he is to handle this game and call the ma jority of the fouls committed. With two officials in action, it would be an entirely different story. There is food for thought in this matter. Dick Gorman caged the most sen sational shot of the year last night when he stood with one foot on the black mark of the circle about the foul line on the east side of the hall and sent the ball through the hoop in the basket at the other end of the hall. It was the longest shot of the year. The ball barely touched the rim going in. "Chucky" Wojack, forward for the Gascos, is fast being recognized as one of the best forwards in the league. It is practically impossible to stop him from shooting once he gets inside the foul line. He caged six shots in rapid succession last night in the second half of the game with the Newmatlcs. Fouls played an important part fiffain last nieht in All cif tlir, pmnrxi free tries while Corbin Cabinet made only four out of 12. Corbin Screw caged 14 out of 23 while P. & V. made 11 out of 19. The Gascos put In 11 out of 14 while the Newmatics made only four out of 12. In plenty of cases, the foul shoot ing tells the story at the end of the game and explains victories on the one side and diifeats on the other. WITH THE BOWLERS ROGERS ALLEYS SPECIAL MATCH Park Dept. Burke 91 Jft2 92 IS5 Lo kshire S7 89 307 21 C'heslpy 7S 77 85 240 "Watson 8- 97 S:l 276 Ellingwood 104 118 lot 323 Hi 4S3 78 H03 Street TX-pt. Knkoska 58 M ?7 219 Penny 75 77 90 242 ( rawiey 60 61 90 211 Hums 87. S7 K1 24S O'Brien 92 78 95 266 410 387 4491246 HIGH STKPI'EHS' LEACl E 11. T. T. A. Dombrnw fi) Sfl 169 3,. IVutt h 75 73 1 48 M. lieutsch 73 71 144 K. P,.'tauowich 79 83 162 A. Rice 80 80 160 A. Farason 79 69 148 466 455 921 13. Gen. Hosp. filrli F. Graguc 65 60 175 J. !-Iowki 73 81 1K0 A. Staukua 71 05 136 11. Dudin 90 79 169 11. Soelil 69 66 135 C. Lemonsld 83 90 173 457 441 898 TALACK ALLEYS SOUTH END 4LIB LEAGUE Hausxler Jtelnzmiin 99 105 90 294 Echlelc-Iier 91 92 96 279 Hauasltr ' Ill 126 127 364 301 323 313 937 Leuixjld Kramer ..... 88 98 89 275 T. Walker 96 95 80 271 Leupold 115 88 100 303 299 281 209 849 Waltliers Caswell 106 110 77 293 thaeffer 108 loo 103 311 Waltliers 93 93 82 270 307 305 262 874 Vol Tyler 82 94 93 269 Keedham 117 101 inn 318 Volg 139 120 124 3S3 338 315 317 870 BP-OTHERS SSFF.K CAGE HON'ORS Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 31 .T) When basketball practice started at the l;ni-cr;-'ity of Alabama, throe Bc's o brothers came out in an ef fort to make the team. They are M.Hcom and WalliT I,aii"y, guards end 1 tlciini'n ; 7.fk and Paul Muu-kas-y, forwards; Ed and Zk Kitn brotigh, guards. j FITCH -JONES MEN'S JOHNSTON & MURPHY mmmi fcamy Barry, above, and Dr. Wal ter Meanwell favor elimination of center jump. By EVERETT S. DEAN Basketball Coach, Indiana University During the last few nas Deen considerable agitation amonar coarhpR fnr rnrtnin i-n!p in forms. Two departments of play to be affected would be stalling and the center jump play. The rules com mittee has suggested that coaches experiment with different proposed changes to find out if they merit a trial. This no doubt is the wisest method to follow, for if the changes are not satisfactory no rescinding will be necessary. The proposed change on the jump ball at center is to omit it except at the beginning of each half. After goals, the team scored upon would put the ball in play under its own basket. Coach Sai 7 Barry, former Iowa coach now at Southern Cali fornia, has been the main advocate of this change. Dr. Meanwell of Wisconsin also has been quoted as favoring this proposal. One reason advanced for doing away with the center jump is to eliminate congestion and contact around the center ring. Another is to rid the game of the undue ad vantage Of the unnsiiallv tall renter Tall men in basketball who have brought about this proposal are Murphv of Purdue. Khonn of Viro. stone Rubber Co., Chadwick of Wa bash, and others. Many coaches are still working on the limitation of the dribble The argument in favor of the plan is to discourage stalling tactics and to speed up the game. It has been sug gested that the dribble be limited to one oounce. 'ihis would make a good style of game but would rob If of the most spectacular offensive weapon. WRITERS SELECT ALLSTAR TEAM Lefty Grove of Athletics Is a Unanimous Selection St. Louis. Dec. 31 UP) Lefty Grove. pitching ace of Connie Mack's Athletics, is the star of the 1930 all-stars. Such is the verdict of 228 mem bers of the Baseball Writer s Associ ation of America, 218 of whom named the southpaw twirler in bal lots returned to the Sporting News i of St. Louis in the selection of its j mythical club. The all-star squad includes six players from the American league j and four from the National, as fol lows: Al Simmons, Athletics, left field; Hack Wilson, Cubs, center field; Babe Ruth, Yankees, right field; Bill Terry, Giants, first base; Frankie Frisch, Cardinals, second base; Joe Cronin, Senators, short stop; Freddie Lindstrom, Giants, third base; Mickey Cochrane, Ath letics, catcher; Bob Grove, Athletics, pitcher; Wesley Ferrell, Indians, pitcher. Cochrane, Grove's battery mate now named as the Sporting News' All-Star catcher for the third suc cessive year, ran a close second in popularity with the experts, polling 12 votes. Hack Wilson, Chicago's home run king, was next with 200. For the first time since the selec tions were inaugurated six years ago, Rogers Hornsby failed to place. Another feature of the vote was the strong competition against Ruth in right field. Once the almost unani mous choice for this position, the Babe received only 80 votes this year, compared wltn bi lor nazen Cuyler of the Cubs and 56 for Chuck Klein of the Phillies. At first base Terry was far ahead of his rivals with 196 votes to 24 for Lou Gehrig, next in line. There were in fact no close races for in field positions. Of the 16 candidates mentioned for pitching honors, Ted Lyons of the White Sox was closest to the two victors, with 41 ballots. SOUTH CHURCH JRS. HOLD FjRST PLACE (Continued from Preceding I'age) Mai tier, rg 1 F. Beyers, rg 0 Hovhanesian, !g .... 0 Ellms, lg 1 13 5 31 Referee, Aronson. Timer, Parker. Scorer, Parker. ;ames Next Week The Trinity Methodist and St. Mark's Episcopal team will meet in the first league game next Tues day night, with the Lutheran and Center church teams facing each other fn the second one. FIGHTS LAST NIGHT By the Associated Press. Chicago George Nate, South Bend. Ind., outpointed Phil Tobins, Brooklyn (8). Indianapolis Tracy Cox, Inldan apolis, knocked out Babe Ruth, Louisville (2). Although four of t lies six coaches were phiyers last season, the Amer ican Hockey league is without a sin gle player-coach this year. COMPANY SHOES STETSON FRAMES CODE OF SPORTPRINCIPLES Princeton President Makes Recommendations in Report New York, Dec. 31 UP) A shorten ing of football schedules, elimina tion of early fall and spring practice, and a return of authority to the player was recommended to the National Collegiate Athletic associa tion today by Dr. Charles W. Ken nedy of Princeton, its president in a code of principle and procedure he has framed. "To all friends of football who properly believe in the potential value inherent in that fine game," Dr. Kennedy said in his annual ad dress, "I would recommend, so soon as existing scheduled engagements permit, the most careful considera tion of the following principles for application in the scheduling of In tercollegiate football games: "1 Reduction in the length of football schedules to not more than five or six games. "2 The scheduling of these games (and with the diminished number this would be possible) so that the first game shall be played sufficient ly after the opening of college not to require the beginning of football training in August or early Septem ber. "3 The scheduling of these games so far as possible with institutions of similar standards, ideals and edu cational purposes. "4 The scheduling of these games with institutions with which there exists a natural, friendly and often traditional basis of rivalry. "5 The scheduling of these games as far as possible with institutions of similar size and geographical propinquity. "6 The scheduling of these games to be played on home grounds in an atmosphere of friendship and hos pitality. "7 The scheduling of all inter collegiate games with recognition that sports exist for the under graduates and that their desires and point of view should receive ade quate and effective representation in all athletic councils. "8 The elimination of spring football practice. "To all friends of football I re commend consideration of the fol lowing principles for application in administration of the sport: "1 An administration of the game that recognizes the authority and prestige of the undergraduate captain and under him the initia tive and independence of the under graduate players. "2 An adjustment of the duties and authority of the coach that will make him a teacher, a counsellor and a friend, but not a ring-master. "1 am aware that the program I have outlined probably would result in a reduction of the gate receipts of football and that, in the average case, the money accruing from foot ball supports all college sports. But if the things I have discussed ir football are wrong the fact that it contributes to the support of other teams cannot be used to Justify that wrong. Dr. Kennedy, referring to criti cism of the sport, said he believed the game was "one of the fine games of amateur sport." "But there has developed around the game itself parasitical growths," he continued, "conditions of over extended schedules, over-extended training periods, over-extended travel, unnatural rivalries, and un due influence of the coach." The N. C. A. A. was born 25 years ago of a movement to purge foot ball of "evils which at that time seriously threatened to bring about a discontinuance of the game," Dr. Kennedy Baid. "and the members of the association can do no greater service to college sport than to meet this new challenge as effectively as the old was met." Dr. Kennedy's suggestions are along the same lines as those adopt ed unanimously Monday by the American Football Coaches' associa tion, and stand as an earnest of the serious way in which the coaches, the graduate managers and the ath letic directors are moving to correct from within certain admitted evils which have brought criticism from without. Vice presidents of the association, reporting on the year just past in their respective districts, painted a more rosy picture, in the main, than did Dr. Kennedy and found less to criticize. The general tenor of their reports was that of Dean S. V. San ford of the University Of Georgia, who said that much criticism he had heard and read was inaccurate and "half-baked" and that, as to the sport itself, "it has been a most pleasant year." TABS GOLF LINKS Opposite St. Mary's Olnirch. Prizes Dally and Weekly SALESMAN SAM COV.UCCTIWCrT.HftT FWe. XEAR. OLO 6U. FTCOC CLUSTER. POrJKPPxf ? 4 TENNIS TO GROW INJWULARITY Younger Players Have Made Spectacular Rises in Game By LOUIS B. DA1LEY (President, United States Lawn Tennis Association.) New York, Dec. 31 UP) The year 1930 has been one of distinct pro gress in the affairs of the United States Lawn Tennis Association, and 1931 .gives every indication of accel erating this constructive pace. I believe that the coming 12 months will witness a growth in the popu larity of tennis and an advance in the administrative progress of the national association compared to which the records of former years will appear Insignificant. The past year has been notable for the rise of the younger players to championship heights; and the re sultant interest both in tournaments and in the titular events in which they competed. The records of such remarkable young players as Doeg, Shields, Wood and Sutter argue well for the continuance of the high plane of tennis play which haB made the United States famous through past decades. Close upon the heels of players of this calibre comes a host of younger players, to mention a few, Gledhill, Vines, Coen, Paret, Barry Wood and Bryan Grant, Jr., many of whom hold equal promise. The entry for the national junior and boy indoor championships with more than 200 competitors ranging in age from 12 to 18 years, was the largest ever received for these events. The United States Lawn Tennis Association has, like all other ama teur sport governing bodies, felt the tendency of the times to commer cialize sports. I have personally steadily resisted this condition and it has and will be in the future met with the same spirit and ideals of amateur sport which has governed tennis and the conduct of the game by this association in the past. I need only mention one incident dur ing 1930 wherein a prominent play er was severely disciplined by the U. S. L, T. A. for infringement of the amateur regulations as an in stance of the attitude of this asso ciation in such matters. It must not be thought, however, that the association is perfect or that all its objectives have been reached. We all are working stead ily for stricter enforcement of the rules and stricter supervision of those who would evade or nullify regulations for personal or financiil gain. In my speech of acceptance at St. Louis. I stated that tennis i clubs, sectional associations, and j national associations must be just as j amateur as they expect the players I to be, and in this direction wc have j certainly made progress. There must be a continuance of , the closest scrutiny in the matter j of travelling expenses allowed play- ; era under our amateur rule. We OUT OUR WAY "I n $:'i'ii lii!!p!iliif!5 171; : Aoodm16hi-A 1 1 ! ; tie up -tuer i j h p o' sucwW-rH&F? C 5i,i I III II 'K T I safe must not over-emphasize interna tional play and we must stress the desirability of more lntersectlonal play. We must strive for the great est harmony and player cooperation on those teams which represent this country abroad. As the repre sentatives of this great nation, in a broader sense than were tennis players, then; must be one hundred per cent amateur sportsmanship and a willingness to sink individual ism for the benefit of the team's success. There must also lie a stricter adivrnce to and enforce ment Of tiio International Lawn Tennis federation regulations, not only on the part of the players but by association as well. Laxity in this respect this year is engaging our attention at this moment. Personally, I would go further in restrictive provisions than either the International federation or the Davis cup regulations provide at this time, j I believe that not more than sixty days should be allowed for the playing of the Davis cup interzone and challenge round ties, including the time necessary for travelling abroad. . I further believe that no player should be chosen to represent us for more than three successive years, regardless of his playing ability at the close of such a period, follow ing collegiate precedent. Perhaps four years' service on International teams, not necessarily in succession, may be a fittle less radical, but some move in this direction should be made. When the same player is selected year after year from 1920 to 1930, it puts a premium on the playing of the game not for the love of it but because there are collateral advantages to be gained thereby. A great portion of American colleges and universities restrict the parti cipation of undergraduates in var sity athletics to a period of three years. BATTLETHURSDAY Invaders Have Never Been Able to Take Edge in Wins Pasadena. Dec. 31 (.T Since the ! Tournament of Roses football classic ' was born in the quagmire of ' Terminal Park here New Year's day, ' 1916, invading teams have never! been able to take the edge in the won column. j Washington State, western selec- tion this year, started the Pacific j coast off on the right foot, with a j 14 to 0 triumph over Brown. j The year following Coach Hugo Bczdek's Oregon eleven with Shy ; Huntington, star quarterback, the outstanding player, defeated Tcnn- ' sylvania 1 4 to 0. i The Mare Island Marines from j Pan Francisco, defeated a Camp I Lewis eleven ID to 7 in J918. while! the irreat Paddy Driscoll from the Great Lakes Training camp led his . team to a 17 to 0 triumph over the i Mare Islanders in 1919. j Eastern intercollegiate football ; I Loving Words nuThim' ooirt', ovyrJ. HeWAMTs AtemjA VJHrVT. fAOR-S. tM VJHICH TC3 PfW HIS BILL- P MO J WHY. VJHeM HE. Does 'PfW rr,UVJAMTS A THAT'S , -Tvv'eWTY PRCe.NT OlSCQUrrCUTLftrJDISH : earned its first victory in If 20, when Harvard trounced Oregon 7 to 6. The Webfooters led until Harvard cut loose with a passing attack that allowed Church to score and Arnold Horween to kick goal for the decid in point. The sixth annual contest, brought the "wonder team" of California a 28 to 0 victory over Ohio State and was featured by Brick Miller's fam ous pass to Brodie Stephens, vari ously estimated at from 55 to 65 yards. Rain fell upon California and Washington' and Jefferson in the 1 922 classic, which terminated in a 0 to 0 tie. A remarkable 40 yard run by Brenkert, halfback for the Presi dents, carried him across the goal, but the play was called back for off side. Coach Hugo Bezdek made his fourth appearance in a Tournament of Roses game in 1923 when his j Nittany Lions of Penn State dropped j a 14 to 3-decision to the University , of Southern California. He previ ously piloted Oregon and the Mare Islanders to victory, but lost in the 191'J service game. A stubborn 14 to 14 tie contest marked the 1924 struggle between the Huskies of Washington and the Navy. It. was at the tenth annual Tour nament of Roses that the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame staged their last charge together, sweeping Stanford before them 27 to 10. Elmer Layden scored three of the Ramblers' four touchdowns. After trailing 19 points, the Crim son Tide of Alabama rolled in upon Washington s Huskies in a last quarter rally in 192G, for a 20 to 19 triumph. Again in 1927 Alabama's undying determination permitted the "South ern Gentlemen" to He a great Stan ford eleven 7 to 7 after trailing prac tically the entire route. Frank Wilton, Stanford halfback, was the goat and again the hero of the 1928 game which Pittsburgh lost 7 to 6. Wilton's fumble permitted a Panther to score, but a few moments later he ran to a touchdown after recovering a similar bohble by a teammate. "Biff" Hoffman kicked goal for the winning point. Rfly Rlegels, University of Cali fornia center, staged his famous re verse run in the 1929 renewal, and although tackled short of his own goal by a teammate, Georgia Tech swarmed over Benny Lorn, kicker, for a safety and an 8 to 7 triumph. The east took its most decisive beating in the 15th annual game while 70,000 watched a bewildered i Pittsburgh eleven lose 47 to 14 be- i cause they were unable to cope with j the passing attack of the University i Of Southern California. ! JOI.V JOCKEV CLUB STAFF Agua Caliente, Baja, Calif., Dec. 31 CP) Peter B. Kyne, noted fiction I writer, and Willard Mack, play- ! wrlght, have been added to the j board of governors of the Agua Ca- liente Jockey club here. i 'HEEL-TOE' MARK GOES Rome, Dec. 31 (.TV Italy's cham pion pedestrian, Armando Valentu, has broken the Italian record for the 15 mile walk with a mark of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 51 4-5 seconds. The previous Italian record time was of 3 hours, 1 minute and a half. By WILLIAMS Sx2-JM OLD TIMER'S ft 2J Kl II IK AM J SM.l BY TIM McGRATH When two husky wrestlers at the same instant start a Hying tackle from close quarters, the result is a double knockout. It happened in Los Angeles this fall when Don George, Michigan football star, and Champion Gus Sonnenberg crashed. Their heads cracked, and both went down. After 15 seconds Gus revived a little, took In the situation and wabbled over to fall across the prostrate George. He was given the fall. ... Another wrestling tilt with a dou ble knockout took place on horse back in Central Park. Sam Matthews, a great Australian, and Peter Shoe maker, a powerful wrestler, were the opponents. Duncan Ross, another old-time grappler, refereed. When time was called Matthews spurred his trained horse full tilt for Shoemaker. The latter had trouble Watch the New Year Come In at the Stanley Arena, 83 Church Street Largest Indoor Golf Course in State 500 Free Seats in Balcony 2 PING PONG TABLES HORSE SHOE PITCHING PRIZES DAILY Our Sale Select your price! Reg. Price Emergency Price $12.50 $10.85 $15.00) $16'00 513 35 $17.00( 513,35 Miller Cqok $10.00 BARCLAY $8.00 $6.00 We meet the present emergency with the most drastic price cuts we have ever taken during a sale period. N. E. MAG & SONS Kt'PPtCNHE;tEP. CLOTHES KNOX HATS NETTLETCN SHOES MAS HATTAN SHIRTS LONei'S Ft'RNTSHINGS LUGGAGE BOYS' AP PAREL SPOP.TING GOODS UNIFORMS GILLETTE DE LUXE RAZOR SETS GIFTS LEATHER NOVELTIES -FOUNTAIN ' PEN SETS LADIES' KANLCUAFTED LEATHEP. PURSES. 0(0 YOU Te.(.c H(tA I'D Be ft. FOOL, F I ALLOWED THAT-? 2 S-tting his horse started. The horse werved just as Matthews shot in. The men's heads cracked 'ogether. hoemaker fell to the ground and latthews slumped over his steed's eck. Both men were unconscious, latthews recovered consciousness irst and was awarded the match. The boxing game also has had ouble knockouts. I recai the time iam Fitzpatrirk, the "Australian "oiiiet." was lighting Mike Cleary of .New York. Each was a terrific walloper. The betting, in fact, was based largely upon which would land Irst and thus win the fight. It came in the econd round. Each connected simultaneously with his op tonent's chin. Each went down like a poled ox. Beth were counted out by the referee. When tire fighters came to a few minutes later, they were informed that their battle tas "no contest" and the purse was evenly divided. HOME FANS HONOR LOPEZ On behalf of the Spanish people of Tampa, Fla., the home town of Alfonso Lopez, Juventud Enthusi asta presented a gold medal to the young Brooklyn catcher who made good in 1930, his first season in the big leagues. is on $ 8.85 SHOES $6.35 $5.35 By SMALL V THOUCrUT Me. T nta UST OFT "N- c . CI93Q BTN,E,S"V'cr INC. J -yS'G'r