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THE ZVENINQ WORLD, '"WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1922.
ROLLING FALLS SPEED UP WRESTLING BUT CROWD HOOTS THEM - - - ,.- I ..l-M .. , .1 ..II -I y WHEN IS A "FALL" NOT A FALL? By Thornton Fisher The Younger Zbyszko Scores Easy Victory In Match With Stecher Copyright, 1323 (The New York Evening World) by Press FublUhlng Co. 12' Strange Reasoning on Which White Says He Can Beat Champion Leonard. "I can whip Leonard easier than I beat Jackson." Coming from Charlie .Whtto, the Chicago lightweight, the , foregoing struck us as rather a . startling statement, but Judging .by bis manner and tone, it was a very ' natural expression to Whlto himself. , He wasn't predicting himself into tho lightweight championship. Tho thought of himself as the titleholder seemed furthest from his mind. He , was talking of Leonard as ho might liavo talked of somo lesser or ordinary light of tho ring. Til tell you why I think Leon- ard would be cosier for mo than (Jackson proved," he resumed as If for our particular enlightenment. "Ho is a. boxer-fighter with no set style. He hooks, he jabs, he tiosscs with his ' right, and he punches the body. You don't havo to watch for anything spo- clal from him." According to our way of thinking, tills variety of attack should make Leonard all tho more dangerous but White, dopes It differently. "You see,!' he went on In explanation, "I can box Leonard with an even chance of countering him effectively. A boxer always furnishes that opportunity to another boxer, assuming they are of nearly equal wit or ring craft. "Now Jackson Is a tough, danger ous fellow who places all his depend- ance on his right hand. You go Into ; tho ring fairly well acquainted with that fact, and never for a moment Is It safo to take your eye or mind off that right. You may have to change . your natural style to keep out of tbo danger cone, whereas against the Leonard typo straightaway boxing, without concentration on any par ticular punch, isn't so wearing on the system." ' SINCERE and all, as White prob ably is In his deductions, we don't subscribe to them. Com mon senso would Indicate that a one punch man would be les3 troublesome than a chap with half a dozen good . deliveries. However, White has been ,1 through the mill with Leonard and with Jackson and ought to know his subject. Leonard knocked Whlto out In nine rounds at Benton Harbor, Mich., tho last time they met, but the Chlcagoan dismisses that occurrence as having no bearing on whatIll happen when they meet hero at tho Garden. "For eight rounds I had Leonard beaten from Now Yorlc to Chicago, said White. "I had knocked him out of the ring In the fifth, and was Just about to finish him In the ninth when Leonard hit me on tho breakaway, putting mo out. We had agreed to tight with clean breaks and I wasn't looking for anything as wo were , coming out of a clinch. Ho violated tho agreement." vr TH1TE doesn't resent the crltl A clsm that ho Is slugglBh of ' " mind, too slow, cool and me tliodlcal. but for which he might havo knocked Jackson out clean and cold Monday night. "That's my way of fighting, and that's why, when I am In tho ring. It is always best to wait clear up to the last round for tho big moment. "I always like to size a mun up, see what he has, feel around a bit, before starting anything. I have found that this system pays. I'd ratter get good range slowly than be In thero jamming up my hands, pegging away for general results. I don't bcllevo in wasting punches. "With Jackson I waited nearly eight rounds doping out his ring be havior before I really becamo offen sive. That was my plan and you see how it worked out. I might havo lushed Jackson in the fourteenth or fifteenth round, but he was danger ous in a way. Thoso fellows, taking a dying chance, always are." White says at no stage of tho Jack son bout was ho In danger or even hurt "by a nunch. The cut on tho left eve was tho result of a collision of heads in tho fifth for which neither was to blame. Ho sustained a deep cut, necessitating two stitches. A LTHOUGH White Is classed as ZA a veteran, ho has had com paratlvcly few fights. Ho is twenty-nino years old and not thirty- one, as tho records say, and in all of his fourteen years has fought only 157 times. Dundee lias had over 800 fights. But Whlto can't complain of lack of opportunities to win titular honors. He has fought Ad Wolgast, Willie Ritchie, Freddy Welsh and Benny Leonard, each timo with the lightweight title at stake. He has also fought, earlier In his career, Franklo Conlcy for tho bantam cliamplonsnip Abo Attell for tho featherweight crown, and even tackled th6 welter weight, Jack Brltton. Kate strangely decreed him to run second every time ambition led him to the championship tfoor LEWIS LEAPED INT THE Alfc- FPeQUENTlY AMD, APPLIED HIS HEAD LOCWc ON THE" BiMKtev Fistic News BY JOHN POLLOCK On account of to-day being a holiday Charley Doesscrlck, manager of the Pioneer Sporting Club on East 24th Street will stage a special boxing show, beginning at 2.30 P. M. Mlko Mc Tiguo vs. Young Fisher of Syracuso In tho feature bout of fifteen rounds. Oakey Keyes vs. Jack Redmond, ten rounds; Joo Clifford vs. Charley Trla no of Newark, eight rounds, and Mil ton Weiss vs. Charley Pickett, four rounds. Frank Flournojr, the new matchmaker of Madleon Bquare Garden, lias completed his card of bouts for Friday night. There will bo two twelve-round contests and two etcht- round scraps. In the feature bouts Lew Tendler meets tlymle Gold, formerly "Oak land Jimmy Duffy" In the wlnilup, and Dabe Herman vs.- Hilly De l'oo and Jimmy Darcy nt California va, Andy "Kid" ralmer of Tulsa, Okls, Dave Ghade, the clever California wcltir- welcht who recently fought Champion Jack Brltton a fifteen-round draw for the welter weight title, haa Just been signed up for another battle. He will go against Dllly Ityan. the Cincinnati welterweight. In a ten- round bout at Cincinnati on next Monday night. Nhade will receive a guarantee of $2,000. Khade got J,500 for boxing Brltton a draw. , K. O. I.ouihlln. who easily won the decis ion over Halph Schappert at Troy Monday night, will box Jack retry of Pittsburgh at Provldtnco to-night. Jimmy Kelly, the new matchmaker of the Rink Bportlng Club of Brooklyn, offers the fight fans of Brooklyn s. good card of bouts tor the club's next boxing show on Saturday night. Sammy . Gleger va. Kid Hulllvan, twelvo rounds, and Hilly Levin vs. Bonny Smith, twelve rounds, and Willie lfausner of the 11 ron i vs. Buck Josephs of the cast side, twelve rounds. Bill Brennan, the clever heavyweight who has not fought In several months, will be seen In action again on next Monday night. He has been signed up by his manager, Leo Flynn, to go against Al. Benedict, the et cran heavyweight of Brooklyn, In a ten. round bout at a show to be held by the Moose Club of Detroit, Mich. Brennan Is getting Into condition for the go at Billy Crupp's gymnasium. The preliminary bouts In the big amateur boxing tournament to be held by the Crt'X cent A. C. will be staged at Its clubhouse at Plerrepont and Clinton Streets, Brooklyn this evening. The finals i lit be held Friday night. There will be five classes, open to all A. A. U. boxers. These classes aro as follows: 110 pounds, 118 pounds, 123 pounds, 138 pounds and 158 pounds. Another good amateur fighter has turned professional. He Is I.ouls Gugllelmlnl, nine teen years old. He Is a bantamweight and has defeated many of the good amateur battlers In ths last few months. In the amateur ranks Gugllelmlnl represented the Pastime A. C. Of the t'J fights which he has fought he scored 54 knockouts, lie will tight under tho management of Charles Jones of No. 33 Uast Itltli Street, M. Y The boxing show held at Madison Bquare Garden on Monday night, at which Charley Whlto got the decision over Willie Jackson In the main go of flftcon rounds, only drsw the sum of $33,843. The American Leglo staged the show and It looks as If ths Le glon made a serious mlstako by charging from $3 to $10 for tickets. It they had made the price of tickets from $1 to $T they would have drawn a gate of probably $40, 000 or more. Next Tuesday night at tha Star Sporting Qlub in Harlem there will be a twelve-round event that brings together Frankle, Jerome, protege of Billy Gibson, and Sammy Nabl the Harlem bantam. It took nearly eight months of coaxing to finally get these two tada to agree to face each other, Gibson waa the first to give In, and then Kable signed, A sincere promise by Sam Diamond, manager of Juhony Buff, "that Buff would y I rv . . HeXSlCC and Gossip surely meet tho winner," helped greatly to get both boxers to sign up. Happy Gorman, one of the best and most popular bantamweights developed tn Brook lyn In qulto aomo time. Is after a bout with Midget Smith, and his manager, Andy Gor man, Is ready to post $1,000 as a forfeit to bind tho match. Gorman's next start will be with Terry Mctlugh at Troy, N. Y., for fifteen rounds. Fob. 7. It was learned to-day that Uddle Fltz- Simmons, the good little lightweight tighter of Harlem, received $1,G00 for getting the decision over Jimmy llanlon of Denver In their eight-round battlo at Madison Square Gsrdcn on last Friday night. Johnny Buff, the bantamweight champion who recently returned from England. Ill shortly be matched up for another bat tle. He will co against Joe Burman of Chicago In a ten-round no decision bout at the National A. C. of Mllwaukea the mlddlo of next month. Frank Multtpm will stace tho bout. After his ten-round bout lth Jimmy llan lon, the gama Dcnvir tlnhtwelght, at the 'own Hall, Scranton. l'a Friday night. champion Johnny Dundee Is going to take rest for a month. He will first go to Lakewood and then to Hot Springs. The fast llttlo Italian Is surely entitled to a lay off, aa he has bernlghtlng frequently dur Ins the Inst fovr months. Hughey Hutchinson, the good little feather weight of Philadelphia, waa signed up to-day by his manager, Scotty Montlcth, to meet Kid Kaplln of Morlden, Conn., at a show to be brought off at Merlden ou Feb. ?3. Tt 111 be a twelte-tound bout. Walter Friedman, manager of Eddie Waleh, tho Yorkvllle lightweight, haa just taken another young lightweight under his management. Ho Is "Pop" O'Brien, who halls from Scranton, ra. O'Brien will make his first appearance In a bout In this vicin ity at the ninlt Sporting Club of Brooklyn. Jack Hausner, the Harlem bantamweight, as been motched for ten rounds with Young Macll. The bout will take place at Chlcopee Mass., Friday night. "What They're Saying To-Day" i- i "-- -1-,-irin n n ii , nnnWrt'i' --- -"-- wW "I wouldn't give the xcaiver price for Douglas. As a natter of fact 1 would go vcru little further in the cam of Barnes. Talk of trading loth of these for Grimes is ridiculous." President Ebbets of tho Brooklyn Robins. "It is vtgst eiicoirafliiijr to tiole the interest other nations are taking in tills event." President My rick of tho U. S. L. T. A. upon receipt of Czecho-Slovakla's challenge for the Davis Cup title. " have contended all along that I would place no obstacle in the tc'av of a wafcfi tcfth Wills, providing a responsible promoter will come for ward and guarantee to put over tho bout." Jack Kearns,- manager of Champion Jack Dcmpsey. "Our experience in the world war taught us that the general physical standing of the youths and vien of this country was far below that upon tofilch ice, as one of the leading nations in athletic participation, had prided ourselves." General Pershing. " have 110 contract icith Vie Yankees and before I sign one I wast 7iave assurances that wiXl be permitted to play post season games whether the 1'anfcs tcin the pennant or not." Carl Mays, star hurler of the American league champions. "Hays signed a three-year contract last winter, it not only applies to thaeomina reason but to the next season as tceJJ." Ed. Barrow, .Busi ness Manager of the Yankees. "The indication of France's continued support of the Davis Cup com petition was treicomed by officials of the association who believe that a strong team uill represent the French federation." Statement of the United 8tates Lawn Tennis Association. "Barnes and Douglas are still on the market." Secretary Tterncy ot the Giants. C v ? j ooN'r know vwr y 's TILDEN DECIDES NOT TO DEFEND TITLE ABROAD World's Charnpion Thinks Real Championship Event Will Be at Germantown. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 22. Wil liam T. Tilden, world's tennis singles champion and holder of the titles of several countries, Including the United States and Great Britain, will relinquish his British title because, ho said, he docs, not want to go abroad to defend his crown this summer. One reason for his not wishing to go abroad was that he considered the tournament to bo held at German town this summer wfll really de termine the world's tennis champion ship. i, "I have decided not to go to Eng land," declared Bill, "for tho strain of defending tho title abroad is too great. I shall limit my competi tion to the United States, end shall play at Germantown during the na tional singles In September and in the Davis Cup matches." "This will not bo tr.i'rcly an Amer ican national tournament," bo ex plained, "but becauso of the presence of all the great players ot every coun try, the national will In reality be an International affair, snri the wlnnnr has every right to bo considered tha world's champion tenuis player." During the matches played around this city Tilden stated that he woulJ pair In tho doubles with Alexander Wclner, fourteen years old, who Is already acclaimed to bo n boy wan der on the courts. This youthful phenom Is at present a. student at Germantown Academy, and has revealed brilliant tennis In n number of matches. LIVE By Need R. University of Pennsylvania is what It ought to do with Its football team and only furnish 'em one-way tickets. I a "aUrtiuard Tradod to Boston Will B Brave." Headline. Anybody that's traded to Boston has to be. The ice championship: of the world' belongs to that Broadway cabaret where they get J3 for four tumblers of cracked Ice. Landls has qutt the bench, and lio umprles are the only circuit judges left in baseball. HEALTH BULLETINS. Rupport and Huston have qutt coughing up. Several players who havo contracted enlargement of the noodle will be brought back to normal by having their demands cut Aaron Word, Yanksccond baseman, la lecoverinr from h recent ulti matum. The Chicago Cubs are enjoying a temperature of 90. s Eddie Bousch Is reported to be suffering from cold feet Practically every magnate shows signs of hardening of tho heart Babe Ruth lias como out ot his delirium and Is oncn more talking reason. ARMY BASKETBALL TEAM SCORES AN EASY VICTORY. WEST POINT, Feb. 21. In the last gams It will play before lining up against the Navy Ave here on Saturday, Army defeated University of North Carolina nt basketball by a score of (2 to 22. The cadets, flashing a series ot puz zling formations ar.d displaying a keen eye for the basket lfd all tho way, though the visitors were In the fight for three-quarters of the distance. At halt tlmo Army led at 19 to 14. MISS COLLETT WON'T COMPETE IN -ENGLAND. It became definitely known yesterday that Miss Glcnna Collctt, tho Providence girl who' was tho winner of the Berthel lyn Cup contest and the Kastern wo men's golf championship last year, will not go abroad to play In tho British women's championship this year. ltarqnrt Championships On, BOSTON, Feb. 23. Tho national racquet championship tournament waa started to-day at tho Tennis and Rac quet Club with clRht playors, Including national champion Clarence C. Pell of New TorK in thtf opening round. Pell was opposed by Roger W. Cutler of this city. Tho other threo matches wern: w. T. Freyllnghuysen, New York, vs. F. 1. Mortimer, jsew York: O. Hutchlns, Boston, vs. G. sr. Heckscher. New York, and Hewitt Morgan, New York, vs. H. C. Clark, New York. New York Motem Racnpe Thla, DURKBURNUTT. Texas. Feb. 22 Abe Brennan, a local heavyweight, and Jim 1'iynii ui j-ucdio, uoi., wero ar rested here last night by Sheriff Smith following a ten round boxing bout. The promoters also wero arrested, Tho fight was declared a draw. Tho charge against the men was promoting and en gaging In a pugilistic encounter. They were reieasea on suu bond. Arthur Devlin llraves1 Scout. BOSTON, Feb. 22. Arthur TWiin former star third baseman of the Giants and the Braves, has been engaged as scout for the latter, It was announced to-day. Jack-Slattery, Harvard's base ball coach, will resume his scouting for the Braves at the close of tho collegla'te season. Bailer Knock. Out GrliUn. TROY, N. Y Feb. 22.-SH Buller knocked out Young Griffin In tho elxth round of a scheduled ten-ronmi h. here last night In another ten.m.m bout Leonard Young waa awarded tho decision oter Tommy Conway. WIRES O'Hara. sending its relay team abroad. That's TWO MORE COUNTRIES ENTER FOR DAVIS CUP. Czecho-Slovtakla and France were added to the list of challengers for ,tho Davis Cup yesterday. Official notice came to the United States Lawn Tennis Association by mall from tho tennis bodies of these two nations, requesting that they bs Included in tho draw which will be made after the closing date for receipt of challenges, which is March 15. The challenge from Czecho-Slovakla came from Prague, over the signatures of Dr. Jaroslav Just and Karel Robcrtln, as President and Secretary of their association. Sprort News At a Glance Ali arrangements have been completed for the departure of the New York schoolboy skaters who will compete against teams repre senting Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, at Chicago next Saturday. Manager John M. Chapman of the six-day bike race, which begins at the Garden March 5, has secured the three leading teams in the recent Chicago race. They are Coburn and Lands, Lawrence and Thomas and De Baetes and Persyn. The second series of the elimination matches for the American heavyweight wrestling championship will be held at the Garden on March 16. Pitcher Ruether of the Robins signed his contract after a five minute talk with President Ebbets. Dave Crowther, Penn State's big heavyweight boxer, will perhaps be out of competition for the remainder of the season owing to a broken bone in his hand. Unless the French Government and the Municipality of Paris act by March 15, the French Athletic Commission has decided not to stage the Olympic contests at Paris. The Navy five defeated trie Vagabonds of Annapolis in a practioe game for the big Army-Navy contest. - The Harvard tennis team will probably abandon its plan to go to England with Yale next summer as a result of the Athletic Commis sion's decision not to appropriate funds for that purpose. The University of Pennsylvania recalled its invitation to the Intercollegiate A. A. A. to hold its championship meet at Franklyn Field oecause of the rebuilding of the field. Jack Kearns, manager of Jack Dempsey, and Paddy Mullins, Harry Wills's manager, held a long conference at Boston. Harrv Fraxee, President of the Boston Red Sox, declared that the players on his olub aro all signing their contracts. Charlea Shongood defeated Al Thomas by a score of 100 to 94 in thCeh.nooke8r billiard, match at Doyle's Academy. pror famous British horseman and trainer, died at New berry, England, 'at tho age of eightyfour. The Columbia freshmen defeated the C. C. N. Y. team by a score f 2rr!1 Telley former British amateur golf champion, will head a delegation of British golfer, to thl. country in an effort to wrest the American crown from Jesse Guilford. , Vladek Takes Two Out of Three Falls Over Oppon ent in Garden Match. By William Abbott. M" ISTER Muldoon's new wrestling uica nave Tejuvcnatod the Zbyszko family After tno nn- clent Stanislaus Zbyszko retains his world's title with tha aid of rolling rolls, along comes his ytuinrcr brother, Wladek, and defeats Joe Stechcr two out of thrco falls last night In tho Garden. Wladek, tralrod down to 217, was greatly changed from tho puffing wrestler who ioat to Stechcr and othir In the old method of pin falls. Tho younger Zbyszco clearly o' classod Stocher last evening, lie con tinually forced tho milling and when In trouble showed surprising s':lll combating the Nebraska's deadly scissors. Whllo tho Zbyszko family thrives on the new holds tho same can't be said of tho wrestling tollowtng Ttcre was only a slim turnout ol tht faWh ful. Gallery wits, yelled attcnl:on to whole sections of empty, seats, as evi dence of the unpopulurltj or rolling tails. Yet the Zbyszko-Stccher match was one of tho finest exhibitions of wres tling ever seen here. For one thing, rolling tails have wonderfully speeded up the mat sport. There's now more competition and uncertainty nbout the result The old clownish tumbling. spectacular but nothing else, gives way to tho science of gaining and breaking holds. This dlffcrenco was seen right at the start of tho bout. Stechcr, tip Many Imposing Athletic Events Carded To-Day A gala programme ot track and field nvcnts Is ready for service to-day. Even the most rabid athletic fan shou'd bo completely satisfied by midnight after watching the Brooklyn-Seacate modified Marutlion run and the Indoor game at tho Utli Artillery Armory. Urooklvn. this nftoruoun. and the Post Office clerks' narr.os al the fSth Reglmc.it Armory this cvctilng. Tho marathon run Is at fifteen miles, not tho regulation distance, and Ihtt ntnrt with iikj hut inllo and tha finish, wll' ttifcn pluco Irs the armor'. Anothnr fmlure will bo tho 660-yard run. "Per son" Cutblll Is entered In this raco and will try for a new record. lt al'lltlon a scratch two-miio race, Bnvcral sprints, u one-mile relay ruce and otlMr minor events aro carded. Jackson Schols. a member of Uio hist Olympic tnam and now rupreseiitlnK tho New York A. C, has entered for the IGO-yurd Upcclal. Frank iSuna of tho Pnullst A. C. and Nlcli Glanagopolus, wnro belated en trants for the Slurutlion this afternoon. V5una established a new record for tho lloston course last year by running twenty-five miles In 2 hours. 18 min utes and 57 3-5 seconds tn winning tho Amcrluun Marathon, tho name by which th former Boston Marathon Is now oignlnrd, Hn alio won the Urooklyri Seagata race In 1920. Snm Ifcldman. sprinter of the Yals varsity team, will start In the 60 and nflO-yard sprints In the Post Ofllco Clerk's games to-nlcht Earl Johnston of Pittsburgh, the national five nnd ten tnlle champion. Is entered for the two mlln run. In the mile walk handicap Willie Plant, world's title holder for ".000 metres Is tho only scratch man named. Joo Poarman of the New York A. C. started from scratch with Plant In tho 3.000-metro walk at the Wllco games last Saturday night, but was beaten so badly that he will bo In re ceipt of a slzublo handicap to-night. ping 200 and as expressionless ail over, faced an alert, aggrcsslvo op poncnt. Wladek? borrowing his brother's trick of swaying and hunch ing his shoulders, began rubbing the) . Nebraskan's neclc with great en thusiasm. Both kept off tho mat. Thero's too much danger of rolling falls when one's back Is close to tho canvas. Finally Btecher brought WladeW down with an arm lock und promptly; proceeded to clamp up his famous scissors. Zbyszko broke this letf em braco by lifting the tall Ncbraskan aA his back and dumping hlro hcu rtly to tho floor. While trying to escape from one of these "lifts" .Stecher fell on his side. Like a flash Zby&zko waa on him. madly tugging away with baJt nelsons. Stechcr, unable to break tha hold, sought tho protection of tha ropes, but Wladek aftor somo spirited work brought his shoulder -bladco to the mat, gaining the first fall In 2 minutes. Very little npplauso. Stecher, receiving whispered advice) from Brother Tony during the five minute rest, resumed hostilities with n rush. Zbyszko was usually on tho mat with Joe studying how to apply, his long legs around his opponent' body that ber.t up llko a Jack knife. Tho crowd enjoyed Rtochtr's attempts to cruEh ZbyruKc with hie powerful legs. Breaking loose from a scissors grip Wladek was caught off balance. Stechcr quickly sel?ci tho opportun ity and rolled his man over wttb a crutch ar.'.l hrlf n'son. Qrcat ao plause for thla. Tho tlma was II minutes. Aftr thn usual intermission Zbysz lco promptly commenced maullna the former h-iy a-i'uril the ring, dptul- Ing on fnit footwork to osonpo Ptooh- or's luurr 'm rolr were nt close n.imrti7t whf n wlfJiout warning Zbys zko flung ditcher In m'.daJr In suoh a "'ly thnt tbr Westerner bad to tikn n ro!''ng fall r iiln his fent. It n'l Imri'ft'Pit In a twinkling and there could 1 no Just t'jrlMc'am of Referee I'Wsou's declaring Zbyszko the win ner. Tih third fall w.m R.4K. In tbo nrrj.flntAls Ht'orgler Lewis, 7,35, defp.livl Cliff Blnekloy of Ohio In two straight falls. RlarMey, weigh ing 214, )-cam very ipuIor on ills Initial atuwiuico In lul 'Jty for Ills willingness to take olionces. Btnekloy, frequently had Iwlw In trouble with luxullooks and body Bolrtorn and It was only uto StrunnlnrN tremedous stifmirth that saved him. Lwts r;ot tho first fail on a crutch mi1 half nelson in 9 minutes. The Record carao at 28. SO with u head- lock. Olln and Davlscourt wrstled into an uninteresting draw, each gaining one frJI. MUESTON DEFrNDS HIS POCKET BILH.IARD TITLE Tt.c iiiu-oomt cnamp'on matcn for tho pocket LLT.ard championship ot the world, botwten Ralph Grrcnleaf, tho tlllo holder, und Tom Huonton, former champion, will open with a IGO-ball contest nt the Strand Bil liard Academy to-night. Play will bo continued to-morrow night and ths night following. Bpsldcs tho championship victory. carries with it a $1,000 purso and the! net gato" receipts. Ilueaton finished third In the national championship tournament at Philadelphia in Octo ber, when Greenlcaf won the title for the third successlvp year. After several years' retirement from competitive billiards Hueston decided to get back Into the gamo and again seek the title that ho held some years ago when ho was also tho three- cushion champion. NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SKATING PLANS COMPLETED. CHICAGO,. Feb. 22. Plans have been completed for the national Intercity high school skating championships, to bo held here Saturday, it was announced to-day by the committee In charge. New York, Cleveland, Mllwaukea and Detroit teams will take part. Tho Cleve land contingent is expected to-night, tho New York and Detroit teams to morrow, and tho Mllwaukeo representa tives Friday, it was stated. Despite tho comparatively mild weather which has prevailed here for more than twenty-four hours, tho Weather Bureau yes terday predicted cold weather by Sat urday. TllO SKaiinK puuua ill mo Cllf have been out oi cujuuiiaaiuu mute oun- day. , nnln Spolla Kirat rrnctlce of the Cuba. CHICAGO, Feb. 22. Rain spoiled practlco for tho opening day of the training season for tho Chicago Cubi at Catallna Island, off the California coast, yesterday, according to des patches received here. Cruz, a Los Angeles sand-lots pitcher discovered by Jack Doyle, joined tho squad. Increas ing the number ot twirlers to seven teen. , X. Y. U. Five Is Vlctnr. New York University won a fastbas ketball gamo on Its homo floor last r.lRht from Georgetown University by a score of 31 to 17. The visitors, ono of the heaviest combinations In the gamo, wero slow in passing and made numer ous wild flings toward tha basket from Impossible situations. The Violet quin tet, on tho other hand, exhibited the best of team work. Errr;thln for Billiards and Bawllag. Tha Urunswlck-Ualke-CoUcadcr Co.. 19 V. Szd tit I. tteVaasaWt mm-