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News and Views Truth and Sincerity !*m i US YOST Reduced ; to 26, Vizard R TEAMS 88 Weight Win •its OST, y of Mich, it ion of the ; a rule was rules com the better-1 rules have insofar as y upon the tal chauges been a de mplexity of lis cutting is sure to ipeallng to ipinlon, has -after com the played there has hlch would T iu actual nrtainty, as 1 show, the tly improv eresting. i of the game, which embraces flukes Lind the luck of "chance plays." was 175 per cent of the scoring result. I’n [ der the present code, these elements Lftf chance will not go beyond 25 per rctnt, and in the proportion that luck Ifeas been eliminated, science, speed, versatility, and power have been giv* nfen their chance to shape results, f These changes, as 1 view them, will wo' work against the lighter and smal ler teams of ability. The granting of four downs, the right to make a for pvmrd pass for any distance and for BO yards In goal, have gtjen the light. a far better dnance to win gSon its merits than this team ever Ifernd under the previous rule*, Under the old regulations, it was ■ almost impossible for a light team to LgLin consistently by rushing the ball, fchnd so they were forced almost en- to open field work. Heavier and sirpnger teams, finding a close de "fetese unnecessary, were able to shift back and thus easily block this open f eld play. A light team has every E&hnnce to gain ground that it ever hJ»d with several other chances added, lgur.4 ao Its opportunity for scoring pnWt of necessity be greatly increas- the rules now are, the heavier Liering will be forced to concentrate alhelr defense more than before and with Litiovt restrictions lifted from thtj for ward pass, an alert, shifty eleven t should be able to do a double amount of execution. >' The great fatilt of the old rules was ftbe inability of either team to score, tvhere the strength was fairly bal tanecd. except by fluke or accident, iritis fault was especially prominent at barring any consistent advance within tho 15-yard line, because of ? the old restriction on the forward ' pass and the necessity of making 10 yards in three downs against a con centrated defense. This fault now Stas largely been eliminated r The abolishment of the “on-slde L-btck’! was a wlae move. This was a fluke play pure and simple owing to the shape of a football, as no kicker, however expert, could ever hope to control the direction of the bound. The “on-side kick" would be alright with a perfectly rouud ball. There bus been entirely too much kicking In the game wjtn one or two men upon either team booting the ball up and down the field hoping for some mfspl&y by the opposinb backs, which might result to the advantage ; cf the kicking side. This style of a f*ame was very monotonous to player UkM well as spectator. The changing of the scoring system Ives another move calculated to give t’ne better team victory. i There is no reason to fear any re iffttu to the old pushing, smashing ( • gnm<- as long as the rules require sevy . (i, men on the line of serimmagtf v.hen the ball Is put in play, and where the runner cannot be In any [ way assisted by his team mates . 1 would like to see a play devised with i these two requirements of the rules tti force that would in any way Infl - into the old mass play. I cannot understand why any one k rhould be in favor of a game of any ► kind where a team having only 60 per cent of the strength of its op ponents should have an equal chance to w)n. Beyond any question the t hai.cee for a light team to scor%Jiave t been increased 50 per cent by the flnnges recently made by the rules crnunlttee. Why not change the rule* ■ f * baseball so that the St. Ixmts / uvricaus would have an equal ft <hnnce of winning the pennant over I the New York Giants? Ti e condition that did exist inside Ls the opponent’s 15-yard line to score ( Mfniild be similar to a baseball rule r thn+ after a man got to third base Arith no one out. the requirements l vrould be such that It would be almost Rftr.possible for him ever to touch the koine plate. Em stated I cannot understand how TRAVIS COMPLETES PALM BEACH COURSE M IN 12 UNDER BOGEY PALM BEACH. Fla.. Feb. i7. TM mark of <*2 for the Palm :leach course, made by Walter ‘ .».*Travla In hts match with R. K. MrEl wee In the finals of the South Florida golf tourney, »» exported to stand for all tlnx . m Trarla’ roarli waa five under ipr* record, pad II lees than bog* y These Young Men Are The Busy Boosters of . The Athletics of Central High School HNf AEml Hj . wnL ~ / AKRVICB COM WITTER. Top row. from left to rtcMi Pool Bonn. Morton Im. EU*«r IMrrce. Tom t.one. U*«*ff* MrMaksa. Ilenr, »»uf geld, Stnnloy Smith. Chao. Hooo. Krao cln loutg sad l.aarom Horhra. , . u ...... Bottom row. from loft to rlphti <i ro> Vtaaajr, Erwin Wrbrr. Illlaa l-orbuah, (>lrn Holland, l>. H. *»*'*»• farult) manairr | Howard Warnrr, Hlrhard MrKran aad t heater Pudrlth. .Every year at Central high school about 35 fellows try out for what is known as the 'service commit tee” The duties of this committee are to assist the authorities in alhleii cs iu taking care oi the advertising ot games. ti#king tickets, handling the crowds, and so on. Os those students who make the best showing as hard and intelligent workers, 18 are picked for the committee, and those on the committee who excel in the per formance of their duties are given small “Cs.” . . . , A . Os the committee of 1911-12, lvos. Young, Roehm. Pudrtth and Forbush have already been given their letters and more will receive them. Some of the boys on the committee are athletes. Ives Is an end on the football team and a catcher on the baseball nine. Roehm was fullback and catcher. Forbush is a hurdler. Warner plays center on the bas ketball team, and was also at that position on the football squad. He is the son of ex-Gov. Warner. Pudriiri was an end on the football team before he became a P. G., which is til e proper high school name for a post graduate student. Through their acquaintance and influence as a result of making good oh the committee. Its members are very often chosen for the importan t positions in the athletic life of the school. At present the manager or each of the teams is a member of the committee. , Warner is manager of the basketball team. Roehm of the baseball, Pudrith of track, and \oung of tennis. Duffleld was chosen as football manager. Pierce. Ives and Warner have monopolized the student jobs on the athletic board for the last two years. Pierce and Warner have both been Us president. * t . Many of the committee are associated with the leading debating societies of the school. Os the is boys four are practlcallv sure of being graduated cum laude. Eight of the fellows have be* n graduated but most of them are taking post-graduate courses Bowen, Lane. McMahon. Duffleld. Young, Roehm, Weber, and Pudrith have all Coiordeted the rennired courses. P. H. Davis, faculty manager of athletics. Is the controlling spirit behind the committee. It Is his loyal and tireless efforts that have brought the committee where It is. any man would advocate a game where a team perhaps not half so strong, half so well-coached, or de veloped. should have an equal chance of winning with the team that is well developed, in il! departments of the game. I have always been In favor of a game of speed and work in the open, but I am not in favor of a game where tho rules are such that in the open game the chances of scoring are en tirely eliminated, except by a long run, a fluke or “chance play " I believe the public wrtli be more pleased with the game of football in 1912 than at any time in the past, and that the game will be as free from accidents as It is possible to make the game of football. There will be more scoring, more varied attack ami more scientific work. The rules are not responsible alto gether for the accidents resulting in football contests, but the spirit of the plaV is a determining factor, and I am glad to say that the conduct of the players, in my observation in the past few years, has been wonderfully unproved as regards their actions on the football field. The spirit of fair ness and gentlemanly competition rests largely with those in charge of the training of the team and the of ficials of the game There’s always plenty of room at the top In baseball. That’s one of the games of life In which a pull plav* a minor part. It's one of .he gam*-* where individual ability moans every thing. HOW TOMMY CONNOLLY TOOK STARCH OUT OF SARCASTIC OTIS CLYMER By BILLY EVANS. Otis Clymer, a star for Minneapolis last year, used to be utility outfielder for Washington. He had plenty or ability but injuries kept him out and he hated the Idea of being a bench warmer. He hated to have anyone remind him he was a substitute. Tommv Connolly, the umpire, took nd-vantage of this situation In an argu jfarnt at one Corner HOCKEY TEAM COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF BROi HERtt Canada enjoys the ulsGuctlou of having enough players in one family for a hockey team. Tno Morency family of Quebec ha* available a complete septet and one spare man, with, ls necessary a sturdy extra goal tender In tho person of Morency pere. Lai't year they lost the championship of Quebec to Lavai university. 3 to 2. There are eight brothers in all and they are by name Emile, St. George. Adjutor. Alphonse. Henri, Jules. Oaudlose Ern est. Left to The Girls to Defend With Success High School Basket Honor McMillan Lassies Beat Three Rivers, While Western Loses to Adrian, and Central to Saginaw It was left to the girls of the city to defentl the high school basketball honor of Detroit last night success fully, the McMillan co-cds making good their claim to the state cham pionship by defeating Three Rivers 25 to 18 at the Solvay gymnasium, while Western was walloped by Adrian at the Western gyro. 49 to 18. and Central had a 32-20 fall taken out of It by Saginaw at the Cass-nv. court. Adrian and Saginaw are now both !n the i»ath of the stale Intcrscholaatlc basketball title, while all Detroit THE TIMES SPORT PAGE “I Pick Kilbane to Knock Out Attell In Fifteen Rounds” —ED O’MULP.Y. By Ed. O’Malley. | 1 pick Kilbane to win by a knockout l In about 15 rounds from Abe AKell. 1; teason in this manner. Kilbane Improves much wita eacu contest. He Is the greatest man in . Mftiness of footwork 1 htvve ever teen. He has a dandy short right, straight from the shoulder and ha* the happy faculty of starting it when his antagonist Is coming toward him.; which gives the Impetus of the glove double force. He is much nore lnte’- ligent than the usual run of boxers — Is a good, home youth—ls young, am bitious and thoroughly painstaking in his training. He is a crafty ring general- knows every angle of the game—has met tho best boys in the business and Is al most the equal of Attell In the art of boxing. His arms and hands hav.'», never been broken. Although slight In build, he deceives his looks and Is one of the toughest boys o. hlsi weight in the ring. I really believe he? doesn’t know how good he Is. Here ir where I get this Hue. In his first battle with Joe Rivers he used hts fleetness of foot for a spell, j tut any time he stood ground and ewapped blows with the Mexi'an he v-as the latter’s peer and .*how*>d de fensive work of the highest ability. was trying to earn his salat y as a coacher at third. Washington was be ing trimmed as usual and Detroit seamed to be getting the better of close decisions. Hughle Jennings had just returned to the game after ten days' suspen sion. He waa full of pepper and was making up for lost time. He coached at third, made lots of noise, pulled lots of grass and funnv stunts On the wsrrarm? ISencfc affer a close decision. Clymer remarked to Connolly: "I guess you have to he a rowdy, fight umpires and get suspended to win a close decision in this league." "Maybe so,” replied Connolly, "but you're safe. In this league we sus pend only regular players and man agers. / However, I'll get rid of you for this afternoon." Clymer didn't forgive Connolly until he got a regular berth. Burry Owns Ciarißf. Shortstop Jerk Barry, of the Athi It-tics, owns a Kurairr In Mrrldon, Conn It Is safe to say that tho autos of the baseball fans In that section are fre quently In need of attention. Proteaf From Ford. Th» lllghlandera' star pitcher Rus sell Ford, sent In his signed 1012 con tract without a aolitary protest, much to Manager Wolverton’a delight. teams with flit* exception of Kistein are eliminated. The girls’ gaiijg.ua* fa.-t. especially in the first half, which ended with a 11-9 acore, McMillan v» the right end. Miss Herman was tlw* star of the eon- ' teat. Adrian showed topuotch claM 1 against Western, Held and Marian shining for Adrian. Sherman and Ginn did the most to prevent n more ! overwhelming defeat than was hand-. ed to Western. The S.tglna w -Ceniral ' game was faster but the locals were! outclassed Johnson at left guard j was the big gua for Central. | THE DETROIT TIMES: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912 •p- .... i '■idi!/' \ I I | \ JL X. JOHNNY KILBANE. He is an adept ai feinting :inq duck ing. Attell is an old hand at tne busi ness. His confidence is simply ama/- i ing. and I believe he would tackle a high-class middleweight. He is shrew'd. [crafty, and the greatest ring general ir the business today—but he lias been too long In the game to keep up the Hgh standard he set six years ago when he was at his best. Since thai Line he has broken his shoulder—and maimed his hands a number of times. His right hand, around the base of the thumb, is liable to go hack [«>n him at any time. His bouts in th.? last two years were nothing to brag of and he has consistently refused I (until the present match) to go i'O tounds. When such boys as Frankie Conley can box him to a draw (pro vided. of course, he was trying) can't .-ee where he cun have a cinch with Kilbane, who made Conley look like a novice. I think Attell has seen his best dors -and tff dna to carry the pitchei to the well, and don't know Os „ like lier lad In the world to play the well than Johnny Kilbane. PRESIDENT NAVIN GOES EAST TO ATTEND MEET President Navin plans to go east today to attend a meeting of the In ternational league, and to take care of matters requiring his attention per taining to the Providence team. Harry Tut hill, the Tiger trainer, and Henry Perry, the Providence re cruit outfielder, will leave tonight for Monroe to get In a week’s training before the first regular squad arrives. TVmovan plans to leave for Hot Springs tomorrow’. ■• ) Moved Fences For Ping. Ping Hodio of the Chicago White Fox made 30 home runs in California during the season of 1910. When ask ed on the coast recently why he didn’t itcromplish a similar feat in the Amer ican' Teague last seAffon he said: "How (ouli I? When they heard I had tdgnrd with tM- White Sox the man agers of the other teams moved the | fencep back.” iifTpT* Uriel Hilly Murray tells of .«n Incident whtrh shows thy Utter helplt-Msness of sort.** bull pi «yer* Ther«* writs « man on him mill and one on third, two out In tho ninth Inning and two runs need «>,| to win the gam**. Yet the butter turnr«l to th*- mstiMger him) asked: •What shall I do?" "l»o the best you tail." the luatiaver Jnwtrip ted him Evert to be Magnate? Jobnn> Evers of the Cn..s ta’ks ot I uvlng the Xlitany club of the New York State league and taking active « barge of the team. t MMlf IlMssane; thr ••Terrlhlr Turk." wot. In straight fulls from Henr^' ti [i- <>i th. 'German Thunderbolt gt Jackson last night- News and Gossip of The Boxers Johnny Coulon is 8 to 5 favorito over Burnt-Johnson. Flynn, Curley and Tearney to poat forfeits this afternoon—-Bennie Franklin la hero. With.Johnny Coulon an K lo 5 favorite over Frankie Burnt, promoters of the bout for the bantam belt, to bo fought at New Orleans tomorrow afternoon, today predicted a “ltate" of $15,000. Both bantams have com pleted their training. Burns Is reported to Ik* within three pdlinds of the weight, 110, half an hour before the gong, while Coulon Is said to weigh 111. Jack Johnson. Jim. Flynn, promoter Jack Curley and stakeholder Al. Toarue.v will meet at 5 p. m. today at the Shermau hotel. Chicago, when the forfeits will be put up and the place for holding me Flynn-Johnson championship battle announced. All parties to the transaction declare the $20,000 stake money Is ready to go up and that absolute assurances have been given that the tight can be staged either in Nevada or New Mexico. Bennie Franklin, of Philadelphia, is a hero with the New York boxing fans today as a result of going on as an emergency man with Phil. Cross at the Polo Athletic club and defeating him. Tommy Carey was to meet with Cross but he failed to show up and Franklin volunteered to act as a substitute. Although not in the best of condition, the Philadelphia hoy dropped Phil, with a right to the jaw earl) in the first round and a moment later almost closed his right eye. Battling Nelson has a job on his hands in Forth Smith. Ark., Feb. 2t>, when he will attempt to knock out Y oung Togo, the little Japanese fighter, in six rounds at catch weights. Kdd ie Hobinson. manager of the Jap and promoter in the Arkansas city, mad e this match recently ami docs not believe “Bat" will be able to turn the trick. Eddie Lennon was not able to knock out Togo and knocked him down 2k times in three rounds. Len non Is a hard puncher for a little fel low*. Nelson never was a terrific puncher and It is very doubtful if h e can finish the Japanese boxer who has never been knocked out. Not being clever. Nelson will find that he will have a fight on his hands when he meets Togo. Jack Goodman and Kid Burns at the Fairmont A. C„ New York, next Tuesday night looks like one of the best matches of the season, not that either man is a champion, hut so m uch rivalry exists on the west side as to who is the lightweight champion in that section. Goodman a year ago clashed with McFarland and was stop ped In quick time. Two weeks ugo Bums faced McFarland, and not only stayed the ten rounds but closed Paok ev’s left eye—something no boxer had ever done before. In his bout with Goodman next week Burns says he will open up and slug with his oppo nent. This should mean a great s crap. Emil Thirty today announced he ball matched Willie Ritchie with Phil Brock tor a battle in Cleveland Feb. 22. PEACEFUL INVASIQH SOON. SAYS CIVINGTON Os A. A. Will Be Room in Big Cities For Two Clubs, Says Minor League President CHICAGO, Feb. 17.—That the time will soon be at hand when the major leagues will permit a peaceful inva ainn of their territory, is the opinion advanced today by President lom Cblvington of the American associa te m. whose organiaaiiou is anxiouaxy awaiting opportunity to plant itself on big league soil. (Tilvington stated that he had heard plane for the association's invasion Detroit, Cleveland. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, but said nothing would be done, in opposition to the wishes ot the majors. "Times will certainly change iu baseball, and there will be room for ihe association in these towns," »aia Cblvington. "1 do not know how a 12- club league would work, but we would try it if a peaceful Invasion were pos sible.” NATIONAL INDOOR TENNIS TITLE TO BE FOUGHT FOR NEW YORK. Feb. 17. —The nation: al indoor singles tennis championship will be decided today at the Seventh ennory when Wylie C. Grant meets William H. Cragln, Jr. Grant and L. Milieus Burt lost out yesterday in the doubles championship, being defeated in straight sets by Frederick B. Alex ander and Theodore Roosevelt I ell who now hold the title for the seconu successive year, MAHMOUT WINS FROM WESTERGAARD EASILY OMAHA. Neb., Feb. 17.—Ix>cal mat tans agree today that Ynssiff Mah roout. the big Turk is the greatest loreign wrestler who ever came iO America. The Turk showed wonocr ful skill and high quality of headwerk in his match with Jens Westergaard last night, winning straight falls in ot> and 15 minutes, respectively. EASTERN FIVE MEETS ANN ARBOR HIGH Th® KastenThigh-Ann Arbor h.jrb basketball game which was scheduled for this afternoon at Ann Arbor, u the one that may either send Easlejm leaping towards th® _ cnamidonsb-P honors of the stat*- or start Urrri down the toboggan slide to Join Cen tral and Western. Ann Arbor has been defeated on i»te Eastern court but only margin, and it Is reported that lac home court is a big* advantage to them. OVER HUNDRED - SKATERS TO RACE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK. Feb. 17.—Over 1«*0 crack skaters from Canada and tno United States will participate in the events'of tho national skating earm val at the Nieholas rink tonight. Swccnty Opens Billiard Room. William Sweeney opened his new Pullman billiard room, at No. 13 Grand River-av. today. He has 11 new Pflester tables Installed. COACH YOST'S OPINION OF THE RULES MOST VALUABLE TO MICHIGAN. • Fielding H Yost, the greatest football roarh of the west, is a busy man. He is employed as manager of the Great halls Power Cos., nt Rock Island, Tctm. Nevertheless he Is al ways willing to talk football and he has written for The Times what he thinks of the recent changes Ir. the football rules. His opinions have been formed, ns he Mates, not after a casual reading of the amend ments but nrter careful study. Ills opinion is north more to Michigan than that or any other man in the country. Observations From The Sporting Dome Why shouldn’t the Detroit hockey team use the O. 11. A. rules'* Every ♦ + man on the team " * n NOT . with the exception t axick of Hannenburg has hi LKsr played under them + at one time or an other and It is com-ttjed that they in duce more speed than the American. The chief difference between the Canadian rules and the American is that tn the former the puck may be passed forward to a man without danger of an p*m*4mg the man passing the puck skates up even with the player receiving the pass before he touches it. In other words, a mar. can be ‘‘skated onside.” Un der the American rules, the man re ceiving the puck must not be ahead of the man passing It at the time the pass is made. Cleveland uses the American rules, land it is said that the reason It does so is that It puts visiting teams from Cnnada 1 somewhat at a disadvantage. Since it is agreed that the Canuck rules make the better game, however, why shouldn’t Detroit adopt them re gardless of Cleveland, playing Ameri can rules at the Elysium and Cana dian rules here’* WISCONSIN AND PURDUE FIVES TIED FOR HONOR CHICAGO. Feh. 17. —Wisconsin and Purdue universities are again tied to day for the basketball honors of the big eight conference teams. Each has won seven games and lost none. Purdue romped away with the Chi cago university team here last night, while the Badger team easllv defeat ed Indiana university at Madison, 51 to lu. The Purd'’«>.( «"*•*•* •••- •'**•» 22. Capt. McVaughn of the visitors was the most br.uiu.r b.'skti ever seen here. His long throws and accurate work brought the spectators to their feet time and again. PITCHER KNETZER IS A SIGNED DODGER NOW NEW YORK. Feb. 17.—Pitcher El mer Knetzer is safe in the Dodgers fold today, having signed a contra*,! after a lengthy wrangle with Presi dent Charles Ebbets during which he threatened to quit the diamond for an time. Knetzer won 11 games and lost 12 last season. Outfielder Moran an* 1 Inflelder Reilly have nlso signed. Manager Hresnahan. of the CordT nals, declares that v under no circum stances. ami for no consideration, will h • sell or trade first baseman Kon etchy. London Looks Easy For Detroit ' Hockey Team After Last Night ft ■ Things look easy for the Detroit seven tonight when they oppose the hockey geptet at the Arena after defeating the Canadians on their own lee last night, 6 to 2. The lx>ndon aggregatior will be changed as to Une-up. however. It la announced, and It may he that they will be able to present a stronger front than before when they meet Detroit for thr second time. Even under the disadvantage of a small rink and foreign Ice. (11 Ilia. Etnery and Farlow managed to score six goals for Detroit. At the end of thr first half the contest stood even up with only two goals scored, one by each team. Then Detroit cut loose and added-live while London got but one. SWEENEY WILL OPEN THE NEW PULLMAN BILLIARD ROOM TODAY 14 NEW PFIESTER TABLES 13-15-17 Grand River Avenue C&btekcad North I 1244-6-4 Woodward Avt. Oak i 200 V Corner Hendrla Avt* Edited by RALPH L YONKER STOVALL OF OAFS GOES TO BROWNS FOR GEORGE Even Trade of First Saeker For Lefty Stops Tides’ Chances For This Nap RT. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 17.—A deal was completed today by which George Stovall, of the Naps, was traded even for Pitcher Lefty George of St. Intuit*. This puts an end to negotiations started by Frank Navin to buy George for the Tigers. For some time, Navin has beeu al ter George, as Hugh Jennings believes he would he a great pitcher, but had nothing save cash to offer. Magnate Hedges wanted players and dually fixed the deal with Cleveland. Stovall will play first base for tb** Browns and will act as first aid to Manager Wallace. In view of his great showing last year with Cleve land. Manager Wallace is very much pleased that he should land such a valuable lieutenant. SHORT LENGTHS t dual truck inert hrtnrrn I). I . >*. and W yandotte High school wax sched uled for 2:30 thla afternoon at the L>. I’ S. gviunastum l*rl««- hard luck *tnr> i Hr broke till hii-i lighting for a New York dub and tio n owed the organization $3 01. So he told the boxing commission, did Toil Dwyer, hu Kuglixhmun. lie could not see the Joke, either. I hurley t|ltck«-11, the licet geltllag, Is being wintered at Brunswick, (Ja. Xichignn ban hern dropped from Bn wn's baseball schedule. \\ llbcrt Hohlnson, Hugh Jrna.’uc*' old pal. is going to coadi the Giants again. \t the meet lok of the South Vllchl g;;n magnates at Lansing yesterday it Was derided to raise the assessment of t :o-li club from $l2O to $l5O per month. •-Itublin colls for his grub, then suc cumbs." Is the considerate way a Bos ton paper headlines tiio lighter's death Frank Kullrk, driving a Ford, will nt.tkt an effort to lower the mile straightaway Ice record for automo bile* this afternoon at tho Grossr Point* speedway. ttrlfdth went te 4-klengn. get go playtr. and said he was satisfied. Another proof of the old ndage: For tu.ua Ife Wc. ttcy whu cxnct t nothing for they shall not lie disappointed. I.d A «hr n hack, former manager of the Syracuse baseball teuni, Is dead. He passed away at a hospital for the In sane at Cincinnati yesterday. F.d \skcnhneb, former manager of nnd second battalions of the First regi m«m. M. X. G , at the Light Guurd arm or • last night, was a big success. The [ stunts that the men lmvc to do when lon duty, such as tent pitching, were given in competition. V eslerganrd Has canceled kls wrest. ling match with Ordemann. which was lo have been held here Tuesday. He objected to the toe hold, which Orde mann Insisted upon. >!re. Fllasbetk J. Fekersall has been glinted a divorce from Walter Ecker s.tll, the former Chicago football star. Fntrles In the t. 11. f. were closed last night with 450 five-men teams en tered. CRACK ATHLETES GATHER FOR COLUMBIA U. GAMES NEW YORK. Feb. 17.—Crack ath letes from the big eastern universi ties are in New York today to partici pate tn the annual games of Columbia university ut the Twenty-second regi ment armory tonight, Yale. Harvard. Cornell, Dartmouth, Syracuse, Col gate. Princeton. Massachusetts Tech, Hamilton. Wesleyan, Swarthmore. I ennsylvanla ami Amherst are among those represented. Tho Baxter mile Is expected to be the leatwre of the meet. Tell Born*, the Cornell crack, and Abel Kivlat aim Oscar Hedlund. of the Boston A. A , c.re the favorites. In the one-ralle rc lay, eight teams will compete. Neary to Get Speed From BraveT Under President John M. Ward’s lo c lenient and supervision trainer James Neary is going to pay partlc'i iar attention to the physical condition <»f tho Boston Bravos: and jartiev -trrrtr ~to get some apoed 1 ito then Neary was once one of the cra**k t*rrln»?rs of the country and ehou'd know all about producing sneen.