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1. Overwhelms C ontenders From
Flint by Exhibition of Class
Inequaled in State
“Muskies," However, Cannot
Claim C hampionship—U. of D.
Wins From Buckeyes -
Detroit Central is again winner ot
if.the high school championship of Mich
igan. poach Btuv’ boys- dipt ur* and un
v disputed rights to tin* title > es-terday
afternoon i.* oven* helming ?it< eot*-
tenders from Flint b> the strenuous
■core of til to 7. Flint had n splendid
high school team, which >hu\v«d c\
cellent coaching, coribideraule strategy
and uotn * «»i the te-st
here thrs year. R.r rJrw #a»u k hi
C has devi-iopeti a lean;
wlilyo is altogether out of tin > la-~ of
the other Wolverine high school
They ware aided u> numerous tumblc
and breuks iu luck. hut fruiu tie mo
incut of the luck oft yesterday at er
uocn, inert was no doubt h it that De
troit was due foi another if its scor
ing (i .st 1v a Is.
The game is not difficult to describe
It wtt, jt«s; a succession of end tuns,
‘plunges and forward passes, tut mi*
jority of them perfect, and an impreg
nable and aleif defense thei could
stop anythin,. To the causuat ousw
tr, che would think there vver*
twice eleven Detroit grlddets on the
field. They seemed everywhere, hi;
there were always six or seven e'en
frailties massed around the vicinity of
the hall. 1. is a smashing attack that
Coach Buss developed, and every man
tak'*» some part in the smashing
Flint Intercepted a forward pass-and
got a touchdown That w.uit> only
• look !n. Hardy and Gentn-l were splen.
did players, hut no two high school
men tan even threaten Central. The
game was a rout, and ’interesting only
‘because Flint was wonderfully gain ,
and because the crowd of nearlv 5 .won ,
fans caught an idea of the remarkable I
strength of the second time state
The day would not he complete.' of
course, without an upset of dope. The
upset came, and it was a beauty.
Muskegon rose as in its might and
walloped Grand Rapids Central. 41 to
13. Upton took a crippled team to
the Sawdust City, hut.lt is doubtful if
he could nave won with his host
against the form shown yesterday by
the Muskies. Mirakegou will now
probably claim a chance at the state
title, but games must he won to ac
quire championships, and that beat
ing Muskegon received by Grand Hup
idß Union a few weeks ago still bar*
the way to the title.
The University of Detroit, crippled
in its accustomed 1914 fashion, de
lighted its well wishers yesterday, by
walloping Ohio Northern 7 to 0. the
same score by which the Buckeye won
a year ago. Three times Lawton’s boys
carried the ball to the shadow >f the
goal posts, only to lack the scoring
punch, but the fourth try was a suc
cess, and wen the encounter Ohio
Northern did not have a look in.
“Distressed Cotton’’
Worries Rucker Too
George Stallings is not the only
baseball man holding "distressed cot
ton/* Nap Rucker for several years
has been putting all ills earnings into
a cotton plantation and crop and the
present situation as it affects the
routhern staple has hit him hard.
Rucker was recently drawn on a jury
at Alpharetta, Gu. and asked to be
excused. The judge asked him good
hmnoredly if he wanted to go hunt
Ing, and Rucker s answer was that he
was doing the work of a day laborer
on his plantation, making necessary
repairs that lie actually could not a*
lord to hire a man to do.
Return of Football at Columbia
Begins to Look Very Promising
The first act oi th** little dranm l
which the students of Columbia .mi
\er*lty are siagiug iu a campaign for
the return of ’varsity football, was a
success. This week the 'grunt of ;i
pigskin* was heard f;>: the hrst time
In four years on South field when th*
upper and the lower * lu -man played
n strenuous scorele.-s He There
vere J.fino cheering students t re-*-ut.
There wei< no injuries during fh**
Inter-elan* game ami report* have it
that the school authorities w»-re fav
orably impressed. The students all
wore blue ribbon*. Inscribed with the
word "football," and the cheering and
Chicago High Schools _Tour the
Country Just Like Universities
Player* on Chi* ago high school foe*
ball teams not-only get the advantage
of coaching that compares favorably
with that at universities, but they
also get some cracking good trip.*.
Oak I’ark high, which "Bob" Zwppk-.
now at the University of Illinois, put
on the map. is on its way to Boston.
Yhere It will meet Evcri-tt high,
Charley Brlc|ley*s school in his
‘‘prep” days. Oak Park lih* Its fram
er. manager, coach, anil faculty rep
resentative along, just like the big
A Boston man remarked the other riav tint it wa* particularlr
gaufylng to inhabitants of the Hub that that '.t.Vyunl run should have
“T a Coolidge. Just wait until flic present Groton and St
I V * ,l V mr ; Har , vard Home member of an old famtlv
wIU get into every play.' In glancing over the routers of tneae foams
Revert. Elijah Stillman. Richard
. ***,•* *rdner-Xjaptldße bainbridge Krbthtngham. If p**t Re
vere IKe* up to tl* *honld b* stVong on the defense
Wonderful IDI I Retold *
of Detroit Central lk*S
-1 routine it ••
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Tolrilo Oil tritl *•
Mi** I lt> KuMrrn ■MI _ II
III* k MO II at* II
Vhkliiho I HKlrrn O'* «
Vim trlmr IMI ••
<>rNii*l Mn|il<l» I mirul •• •'<
I olrtlo Scott '.’*• T
I lliil <l4 <>
I otiil _ _ . . HU HI
I "
| Hearing that Ho Central leagu**
plans to extend to the east and fqriu
an eight-dub circuit tor next year,
the baseball fan> *>t Akron ha'e start
-1 (>d h movement to secure one of the
franchises to b<‘ awarded by the lleil
• kroner circuit. Akron ban made good
in the past aud after a rest from the
game seem ready to take hold again
with renewed enthusiasm.
Not Probable That
Haughton Will Quit
+ w _ Be
Percy Houghton
From the far east conics the news
• that Coach Percy Haughton s contract
(with Harvard expires this fail, unit
tiiat the wearers of the Crimson ar*
fearful tha' he uiay retire from the
gridiron. If he should quit this year,
it would be at a time when his star
is shining most brightly, but it is not
'believed that he will be able to break
gway now, for all his skill will be
needed to develop next year s inex
perienced squad. It’s a safe bet That
Percy H. will be on the job again In
I ms.
1 ■ " -4-
Yale May Take on
I Dartmouth In T 5
Yale is purchasing more t.rouhle for
future delivery It has been learned
from Hie Blue football headquarters
that Dartmouth is to be offered n
game in the new boji l next year.
Yale has never yet me l Itartmouth,
and .the game should prove a dandv
financial success, but it the Green
♦ continues to play the football that It
i has exhilbied in the past two or three
i years, the Bulldog is likely to steed
repairs after ‘the encounter
Harvard played Dartmouth regu
larly until a few years ago. when the
Hanoverians wire dropped
j Harvard is not going lo let Yale
win any championship this yeur ;n
the "bai k to England ami the wal
; for < oaihe*" movement. As soon as
[it was anonunced that (Tew Poach
Nkkalls had left New Haven, bound
.for London to enlisi in King George s
army, u dispatch from Cambridge iier
| aided the departure of Cross-Country
Coach Alf fihrubb for England, via
Toronto. The great runner expeevs
i*o sail for England a» soon as he at*
tends to some business matters In
t'anadu presumably the making of
i hi.- will and w ill Join his regiment
| as soon as he reaches *he other side
| of the big pond.
the tunes too-ed by the band were
all due*.ted toward the idea of re
sumption of the gridiron sport next
yt ar. >
The banishment of varsity football
Horn Coi mibw* in :*••'. did ti.e sp>t*.
ii urea? «ervl* *• for it hastened the
coming ot tiu* open ganif. I>ut it is
now >eli* ve*l that *!i*’ time, to remove
*he ban ha arrived, and that belief
i- sai<i to i><- «hared l»> more person*
[than its spoufor* had <iar*-d to hope.
[The return to Columbia to the i-rtd
iron wo Id mmu another gr* .it vU-vcn,
| in a 'ear or two, to rnwdUls up na
tional championship*
Oak Park w u s »h. ia t h . | t( iol to
d< f* ui Everett That uas in ItG 'j.
when the westerners won. :12 to it.
Brlckley lias spent the past w*<*k in
< oa* hing the Mean Eaters for the b x
game Saturday.
(>al Park/ is hot the only Winds
City HggregdiJoiiMo he* ome possess. )1
with the wunderiust at this time of
the y*ar Morgan Park' s< n.ls its
team to Erie, Pa ; Wendell Pnißlps
played at Sioux Fall**. N D yester
day: Englewood-is trekking to Sioux
City. la. for a game totfjOflNiV an 1
I.atie Tech is taking a tri|i to Omaha.
Konetchy Jumps to Feds to Escape “Jinx” On
I Pirate Team—That “Bug” Common In Baseball
Took Batting Slump to Heart
and Went to Pieces—Never
Expected to Regain Form
at Pittsburgh
Ed Konetchy has jumped from the
Pittsburgh Pirates to the Federal*,
and thereby hang- one of the odd
tules ot buxcball. The tact is that
nig Konev jumped, not foi money or
for dislike of He management of the
Pirates, but because. last season he
got the idea that he "Jinxed
lie imagined that he could not play
hall with that team, that some HI
fortune would pursue luui a.- long as
he remained there
It is rather tunny When Konetchy
joined the Pirates he ««* about us
.well phased a hall play*r as could be
imagined. He ua* glad to escape
J from St Louis, expected to have J*
(big year and to play the best ball
jhe evei had shown. He started like
a whirlwind. Their the youngster*
on the Pittsburgh team commenced
to go to piece* ami ngl t then Ko
uefehy got Into one of those inexplt
[ i able batting slumps that come to
! Instead ot considering it all iu tin
game and plugging away until he
got back into the stride, lie got the
"jinx" idea and fretted until he could
not hit at all.
He is a grand ball player, and a
terrific hitter when he. thinks he can
hit. and if lie gets the idea this year
that the "jinx" has deserted him
thooe Fed league pitchers will do a
lot of worrying also the outfielders
The superstitious idea of a "jinx
is not uncommon in baseball L’ha
worst ca*e was *hai of poor old Kid
Baldwin, one of the grandest catch
ers of his time, lie met a streak of
hard luck. For a time it passed mere
ly as that: then the other players
commenced to whisper that the kid
was had luck He not only was bad
luck for himself, but for all who cam**
in contact with him.
Pitcher* began to tear to pitch to
him It was strange, but it seemed
as if some misfortune happened to all
the players who were his closest
friends It drove him out ot the bus
iness. He tried the minors: and
National League President Will
Become Real Head When His
Governorship Ends
Gov. Tener,.of New York, will au
lively assume the duties of bossing
the National league when the mag
notes of that circuit hold their an
nual meeting in two weeks. Tener
accepted the presidency of the league
with the reservation that he would
not take active charge un*tl his term
ias governor of Pennsylvania expired
; Thar will he this winter. •
Since Teoers election, the brun*
of executive work has fallen on tne
shoulders of Secretary John A Heyd
ler. Only once has Tener asserted
himself, and that was when Charles
was "ejected" last -spring. One ot
Tener* first duties will he the i.onv
pletion of that rather unsatisfactory
Tener's recent conterence* with Ban
Johnson ate supposed to have had
much tb do with outlining a program
of policy in which both leagues would
be agreed Tener shares Czar Ban s
hostile and contemptuous attitude to
ward the Federal league, and is also
in favor of a curtailment of squad*
and expenses This latter idea will
meet some strenuous opposition from
John McGraw and other habitual first
division bosses
Brickley Didn’t
Play for Letter
CAMBRIDGE. Nov. 27 —There
seems to be a lot of talk out east
about the fact tiiat "Charley" Brlck
iey was able to make his DG4 “H" by
going into the game with Yale for a
few momenta. To be sure thin would
entitle him to hie letter but it w , as
unnet *at ary. in all of the leading
colleges the captain, head coach nnd
manager of the football team automat
ically receiv* this official m.signia.
Charles Brit.kley was (aptaln. and
therefore vvomd have been rewarded
»\Uh his letter even If he had not been
in ti e gam**. He w’enfc Intc the game
Just lor the honor of helping d<Teat
Yale and not for the purpose of oh
tatn.ng a letter.
V. OF M. \VlNS***Y** ( ROSS
Secord. running under De
troit ■ N tuiois, broke former recortls
for the annual "Y" cross-country at
Bell*' ible yesterday by K> seconds
and vc<,o easily. His time was 19 min
ute* and 12 seconds for the three and
a half mile « r irse. The University
of Michigan, however, won the event
by bunching .t.* entrants near the
top Si-cord's performance was espe
cially rllupnt because he ran more
than Pal: oi the race without one <»f
his »>bo« h. There were 15 starters.
Stories printed. In the New Rngland
bague circuit are to the effect that
1 ted Lake lias agreed to *(cll hla Man
* li«-si< r • lul* to local people and that
he then will move ills operations to
l-owell where he will lake (he place
made vacant by the deadi of Jimmy
1 Gray c- manager ot the Lowell team
iJohu Carney, It is said, vyill' lie mat'-
agci of the Maiiehe.->t*-r team for th.»
, ni 94 ner-
I LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 27. —Exit
j anot her "sunburned hope’ in lire per
■ non of Harry Wills. New Orleans N<>-
j gro. Wills punished Sam Langford
badly in the early Wounds of la**t
nights battle, but Couldn't go the
limit In the fourteenth round he
went down for »V knockout before
l-angfoids rapid-fire left.
——jj— —npjf
found them even worse.
Wheu he left Cincinnati lie gave
away a pair of baseball shoes Oddly
enough, every player who wore those
shoes got hurt One scoffer who tried
it ufter several had thrown them aw ay
broke a leg.
"Kid Baldwin’s shoes” hung in the
club house for years. No one dared
touch them. Finally they disappear
ed Anew hoy was suspected The
news came that the boy had broken
his leg playing ball down in the bot
toms —and the players were sure he
was the thief. Whether the ill-luck
Officials in Yesterday’s Game
Would Like to Pick Whole of
Buss* Team
Muskegon. Flint, Jackson and
G. K. Union Each Have Man
In Honor Lineup
I ' ' , ~ t
An all-state high school football
[team for 1914 was picked last night
■ iri an executive session after the Cen
tral-Flint game. The pickers-in-chief
were Raferee von Thurn, of Ypsi. and
I'nipire Harry Helmur, ot Mt. Fleas
ant, who have officiated in a large
number of high school games this fall
and have dis< listed the player* ou
the other teams with fellow-officials
They and the (rest of the conferees
admitted Glut choosing the entire De
troit team for all-state honors would
! not far miss the mark, but that, nev
ertheless. there was a wealth of ma
terial throughout the state that would
i be eligible for an honor eleven.
However, all the stars can t get on.
[and after much discussion pro and
icon, eleven men were selected who
1 were decreed the best in Michigan
this year, as an off-hand selection. De
troit was giv*-n four places, not as
much a- it may have deserved, per
' baps, hut a goodly representation.
Grand Rapids Central landed three
positions, and Flint. Jackson. Muske
gon and Grand Rapids Union divvied
the others.
The ends chosen were Whitmarah,
of Dettolt. and Hardy,.of Flint. Whit
marsh Is a good all-around man, one
of the best in the state. Hardv yes
iterday proved himselt a wonder on
\defense and showitl stellar ability lit
[carrying the ball. He and Quarter-
I back Oensel were the whole Flint
Keeton, of Detroit, and Orotemat, of
Grand Rapids, were given the call for
the tackle positions Both have ffg
j tired prominently in every game they
' have played this season, and Grote
mat is an old head at both line and
i back field work Capt. Straw, of l»e
trolt. earned a guard, and the other
was given Coffey, of Grand Rapids,
who was uli-state center last year
and has been played at end and quar
t«tback til* fall. He belongs on an
all-etate team, and would make a
splendid guard. Culver, of lk*troit,
was an unanimous choice for center.
Strange to say, Detroit did not get
more than honorable mention when
• the pow wow over the hackffeld got
under way. Pedler. of Muskegon, who
almost single-handedly defeated Grand
Rapids Central yesterday, was placed
at quarterback. Sparks, of Jackson,
a wriggler who gets through the lino
for big galn> without really plung
ing. and Cornelius, the Grand Rapids
; open-field runner, were named as half
i hacks. When the time to select a
[fullback arrived. Grand Rapids Union
i was suddenly recalled and Hannlsh,
the stellar performer on that won
dei ful team, was e hlghl.v-tavored
’choice. For the second team, the re
maituler. of Detroit Central and stars
Horn Grand Rapids. Jackson. Flint.
Tecum sell. Saginaw, Buy City. Alpena
•and a half dozen other Michigan
cities. * *
Puli«n Grab* a Record.
CORONA. Cal., Nov. 27 —Covering
sh»o miles at «*n average of h 7 tnlie'*
an hour, Kdolg Pullen won th< annual
Corona mail fire yesterday' aim es
tahiiMhed anew record. O t onnell
I was w»(t?tMl' and Oldfield tbtid. The
j Winnie - tun< wan 3:25: 12.
followed those ahues turther no one
kuew—but for years. whenever a
player was hurt, the athletes would
remark: "He must have been wear
ing Kid Baldwin's shoes/'
It is not generally known, but the
same thing came near happenlug to
Johnny Evers. Johnnie suffered a re
markable run of bad luck. But even
before that started It was a supersti
tion in the Cub team that anyone wbo
roomed with Evers would be released,
it was a joke —but It happened again
and again until the players actually
feared to room with him
With Precious Mascot Along,
Middies Are Bound For
Philadelphia Town
ANNAPOLIS. Mil., Nov. 27 —Under
charge of Lieut/‘Commander Huger
Williams, the Navy football hqnud,
numbering about f>o. were on their
way to Philadelphia about tU3v today.
They will stop at the Walton. Carry
ing with them their precious goat
mascot, to take which they had to get
official permission from the interstate
commerce commission. Pennsylvania
railroad heads and Delaware amt
Pennsylvania authorities, the Navy
rooters will leave early tomorrow.
WEST POINT. N. V.. Nov. 27
Fifty-two strong, the Army football
squad left here at 8 o'clock for Philu-*
delphia. where the embryo officer#
will make -their headquarter-s at the
Service Game
Ends Great Season
NEW YORK. NOV. 26—Heavy en
gagements and fighting in force on
the gridirons of the nation’s will cease
tomorrow with the Army-Navv conflict
at Philadelphia. There will be a few
rearguard actions and some desultory
skirmishes ot minor Importance prob
ably us late as Christinas day. but it
will he purely of the guerilla variety.
The Mg amnesty, truce, cessation
whatever you will —among the organ
ized knights of the pig-skin is set to
begin when the referees whistle con
clude# the clash between the two
branches of Cncle Sam’s war dogs.
The If* 14 season has l*een one of
the best the football game ever has
known. There has been u decided
trend toward the open game that spec-
I tators can enjoy intelligently, and
away from the old mass formations
that built about brawn instead of
Another step In the right direction
is the grow ing tendency of foot hall's
generals to further favor the public by
numbering lla.'ers. Princeton has
adopted the system.-"It is hp to Yale,
Harrttrd and Michigan to bow to the
ine\ itable.
Winter league gossip is bending
, Jack Onslow, former Tiger and now
'catcher on the Providence club, to
Dallas. Tex., a:< manager. Jack l)unn.
| of Atlanta. 1# another managerial pos
sibility for the Texas city. Report#
from Dallas Indicate that Onslow’s
! return a# a player would be hilarious
ly welcomed, but that his temper. It
is declared, would mar his success
as a manager.
World Football Record.
i The rntverslty of Washington has
established a world football record by
winning the Northwest Intercollegi
ate championship seven years in suc
cession und escaping defeat In all that
Q. —What** the Lae?
A.—There Un’t Any!
BOSTON. Nov. 2«. There is
stpall hope or,Freddie Welsh meet
ing Chut lie White, Joe Mandot or
anybody else over the 2u--round
route and Jeopardizing his title for
many montha. Welsh and his man
ager. Harry Pollok. are going to
dean up all the easy 10-round
money In the country while here
for the Yelle bout. , Pollok was
heard to make this statement: ‘ l‘«n
after the money, and I’m going to
gef It. What's the use In taking
on long fights when you can get
the coin on the slmrf route?" And
echo answers. Indeed, what's. H
ouse *" \ ' \j.A
Is /
World Kicking Record
For Mt. Lnion Griddcr
ALLIANCE, <)., Nov. 27.—Lloyd
Hletzer, right end of the Mount
Pnton college football team, of Al
liance. probably holds the world s
record today. IL* kicked his thir
thy seventh successive goal follow
ing a touchdown. Including 10 yes
terday, and did not miss a try all
W. & J. Leads in Pennsylvania,
and Pitt is Claiming Second
♦ PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Nov. 27.—With
Washington and Jefferson alreudy the
recognized football champions of the
state. Pitt university wus moved up
to a very clone second today, fol
lowing it* victory over Penn State by
a score of 13 to 3. Penn Stato was
held to have a shade over Pentis> 1-
\aula for third place.
Football Results
LOt VI..
Detroit Central it, Flint 7
Fill varsity of Detroit 7, Ohio North
ern t>.
sc 4 it-:.
futon »’it> 28. Athens 0,
I,a|Mt*r 28, Durand «»
Menominee Ji>. Marinette a.
Monroe 3». Detiult Northwestern 0
Muskegon 34. (Stand Rapids Central
Albion high 3. Marshall A
\rthur Hill 20. Fuat Saginaw 7
Bay Clt> Eastern 2t. Bay City West
ern 0.
Lansing '.j. Benton Harbor •»,
Western Reserve lb «'as*- ♦>.
Christian Brothers 47. lie I'auw 0.
Miami 20. Cincinnati 13.
Cornell 24. Penn 12 ...
Boston Collfg** 14, Catholic I u ver
sify 0
Broun 50, Carl)*!* 14
Notre Dame 20, Syracuse ",
ltutgera 33. N. u York university "
Villa Nova 7, Ford ham * !
Holy Cross 7. Vermont 0
l«afavette M. Dickinson 7
Washington ami Lfferson 74. Muck*
nell v
Georgetown 12, Oallandet ,
Pittsburgh 14. Penn State 3
COLUMBIA. Mo.. Nov 27 Coach
Cheater L Brewer, of Missouri univer
sity. formerly of the Michigan Ag
gies. is quite seriously til ut his homo
in thia city Brower was taken ill a
week ago today and was unable to at
teud the big Kansas-Mlssoun game.
His ailment Is a very severe attack
of quinsy, and for four nights during
the past week Ive wus unable to sleep.
He Is also In danger of starvation,
for he has not been able to swallow
food for two days
Dinnie Upton to Coach Olivet
After First of Year, Is Report
A report comes from a source that can he conridi red official t<> flic el
fed that T. Denamore Upton, known to fame hs •’Dlnnie' Upton, will leave
Grand Rapid# the first of the year and will assume coaching duties at Olivet
college, where he formerly attended school.
Upton has coached Grand Rapid# Central for three year#, and in both
basket ball and football has made a record that has brought hint numerous
offers from college# of no little prominence. He did not graduate at Olivet,
and the story has it that he will work lot bis degtee while coaching In basket
hall track and the other sports that are yet to he disposed ot this year
Whether Upton will continue at Olivet after commencement is rot known
but it is predicted that next fall will see him tutoring gridder# at a still
larger #chool.
Christmas ?pSt
171-175 Wnoilwaril .%*•.
Detroit’* T.air*«t Clothier*
77i/s great store in complete readiness for
Presenting the most wonderful storks of flue holiday merchandise
Our displays of useful gift articles for mm and boys are rich and rare,
embracing every wanted article of apparel. We show values hi 1
assortments that recognize no competition. We court your early in
terest in our matchless showing of practical and appropriate gilts.
May We Suggest ? -Ojr
House Costs./ $5 to $25 -
Lounging Robes. .. .$lO to S3O /fk # ,/|V
Bath Robes $3.50t0510 /Ifc ]9;•
House Slippers 75c to $4 <1 X ;
Slippers in Cases . .$2 to $3.50 V. 7 1 %
Sweater Coats $3 to $9.50 f V
Pajamas for Gifts .$1 to $8.50 ifc'jflßE *jw
Fancy Vests $1.50 to $7.50 \
Handkerchiefs ... 15c to $1.50
Fine Glovea I 1 to $7.50 » :6
Beautiful Neckwear. 50c to $3.50
Sealskin Caps $5 to $25 I"\ .jfj,. *
And scores of other sensible gift thirps.^^^^P^^
Saturday —
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Luxuriant Sod in South of Eng
land Gave Rise to Tackling
Difference in Fields Responsible
For Two Types of Play Now
There ure two different kinds of
football a kicking kind and u 'ball
toting’ kind -because gras# grow#
longer in the south of England tliau
it doeH in the north. That is u Htrungo
assertion, vve will admit, bill it i#
true At least a certain searcher af
ter knowledge, who discovered this
interesting fact while delving through
musty '"volume# for information on
the question of whether football is
the result or a factor in ' our psychol
ogy and ethics,” vouches for it# truth.
Football is a lew thousand years
old. but rules were made uud tie*
game acquired some definite form
only a few hundred years ago, about
the time that “Tom Browh’a School
Days” was written. Then it was
played at Rugby und the other famous
English boys’ schools.
At Rugby, the boys dropped into
the habit of trying to run with the
ball, iustead of kicking it. und lmme
dial elv someone -wa*—tackled. The
soil is soft and the grass long at
the meadows in that part of Old Al
bion. and the tumbles did little dam
age No the running aud tackling
game was continued, and Anally the
first inter-school game was scheduled.
That was with a school up in the
north country, where the ground wus
hard und grass grew like hair doesn't
on some cranium# vve might mention.
There the tackling game was taboo,
for it was painful, and kicking '(as
the only accepted manner of advam •
ing a football in polite circles. So
Rugby played a tackling game and
the Northmen kicked. They not onlv
kicked the ball, they also
some healthy kicks In the brutal
manner of play introduced by the i’.-
vaders from the south. Altogether ■'
wus a fine row, and next year these
schools didn’t play.
The teams in the north at once or
ganized an association, and leit Rug
by out of it. as schools and collages
pave done from time Immemorial, and
the association” game was con
tinued. with tackling and carrying tin
ball under the ban. From this as
sociation came our soccer game. The
term ‘soccer ’ is derived from asso
ciation.” A fancy printer designed a
schedule book with the toe portion
of association displayed In prominent
type in a single line, and the gum*'
was thereupon «-ulb‘<l "hoc,” later -o
T>e lengthened into ’’soccer.”
Hut tin* Rugby boys refused to be
coerced, and continued to carry the
ball’ and tackle with all their might.
Soon they tound kindred spirits in
the part of England where grass
crows long and tumbles are painless. •
and the rugby game gradually reach J
I its present forms

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