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Baseball * Chess ** Automobiling * Golf ** Boxing * Athletics ** Ice Yachting ** Other Sports
Can Have War in a Minute Says
August Herrmann.
iJtck Johnson Denies That He
Has an Agreement to Tight
in Prance.
4 • -linfr to Byron Bancroft Johnson.
v „ cf the American League, and
*~ . |ff yt Herrmann, chairman of the Xa
f ?wml Commission, the Eastern l#apue-and
f- tie American Association Beck In uaiu
f^i/ r a Wsbcr classificaiion than now en
?-" syed. Mr. Herrmann w«s quoted aa say
: ?g in Cincinnati: "I* th tw « nilTlor
j _ ,-, „; r - war they car. ha.v« it in a
h tlnute."
1. 'Johnson was quote* as saying»ln Chlcapo:
• If o.T.rials of the American Association
4 >gsd the Eastern League appeal' to th» X*-
I ,i ona i Bast&all Commission. -Rhlch meets
to Cincinnati next •nxtk. for higher rank.
- tiwir reQuest -will be refused.,
tr- "■ -i do not think the tiro minor h>&srues
v!ll ask to be promoted or be permitted to
'- \tiiidraw peacefully Urom the national as
;* «< elation- If they do. however, the reccueat
» .11 be denied, and if either of the leagues
tempts to jump over the traces theoe will
txj something stirring in : the ranks of or-
Sanlzed bait."
Th* peace agreement off the National As
ecdatlon of Baseball Clubs does not expire
fcr aTJOth^r year, so that -whatever betides
the Kastem Leaprue and American Asso
ciation V.-HI not take any action and pre-
CJpitao a ■p-a: at present.
The men who control these leagues, are
••tit satisfied v. ith their ratine «ad they nay
ft-el strons enough when the time comes
to declare their Independence* and operate
as outlaws unless the national commission ;
has a change of heart whensthettime for the,
tcht come*.
Jack Johnson, the heavyweight cham
yion pugilist, is out wEth a statement that
he has not signed an agreement to meet
th© Inner of the Sam Lang:ford-.Toe Jean
r.etis fight, as reported In a dispatch from.
Paris yesterday.
*'My next fight will be in this country,"
Johnson said, in talking of The Teport. "I
c.m my own manager, and if any one has
at tangled up in a fight over there I am
not to blame. When the time comes for
ice to sign articles and talk over thtngs
pertaining to a battle. Jack Johnson will
make all arrangements, and I will continue
to do this until I appoint some- one to- act
m* my manager."
Johnson says further that he will fight
may man in the world under the auspices
of Huph D. aiclntosh. provided he <John
•PTii receives 530,030 win, lose or draw, and
provided that the fight be -under the same
conditions which governed the match be
tween himself and Tommy Burns in Aus
C*o-tr.- « Admiral) Schlel signed a contract
>. ■ :iy to play with the New York Gl
exts again next year. The understudy to
—Big Chief Meyers behind the bat says his
Sajurei finger is entirely recovered and that
be is keen for the time to get into action.
fScfclei is the twentieth mantto sign far next<
John J. McGraw, manager of the- Giants*
deceived a characteristic letter from Art bar
"Bups" Raymond yesterday, in which Ray
mond promised to so to Dwight. 111., on
Tuesday and stay there until ordered to
'report "at Marlin Springs, Tex., for the
taring training trip. Raymond, as usual. Is
getting ready to begin the new year with
C ood resolutions.
The racing association st Jackson viOe
has announced another novelty handicap
lor Monday. This time athletes, mules,
horses, automobiles and motor cycles will
be brought together in a medley race at
•varying distances. The thoroughbred horses
must run six furlongs at a minimum weight
of 110 pounds.
On Christmas Day the horse beat the
mule, tie mule beat the roan and the man,
i«at the automobile in the first race of its/
James J. CaUahan. former manager of
Ire Chicago Americans and now owner of
la- I.oKe.i Square*. -a city league team. In
Clica^o, may be selected as manager of the
Si I>ouis American League Club, which re
crr-tly chanped bands,
CaUaiian has been in conference with Xat
t 3d Mark Bwing and E. M- Kodgman, the
sew owners of the St. Louis team. Mr.
- od?m&» says the question of a manager
s \s not been- settled.
lajm for a mechanic's lien of $64,754 -was
I ed in the Circuit Court in Chicago yes
; rday against Charles Comteky. owner of
' I c Chicago American league Baseball
C üb. by the "Wells Brothers Company, con
rt ictors.
The claim set up Is that for "building Mr.
J ■m^ky's new baseball park. Only £190,000
« the total price of $254,754 has been paid.
i — ~ *"
At the Seventh Annual
to be held
in the Grand Bail Room of the
during the week beginning
the 1911 Models of all Leading Foreign Cars
' will be shown, including
These new model* are direct from the
London and Hani Shows and will not be
odiibited at any other Show in New York
Concert Afternoon and Evening
Hoot* to Hace for Title
Plans Made for Struggle with American
Championship Pennant at Stake.
I By Telrgraph to The Tribune.!
R-^d Bank. N. J , Dec. SO.— At the annual
meetinK of the North Shrewsbury lee
Yarht and Boat Club, heid at the clubhouse
last night, Irving H«nce, the secretary, was
Instructed to send word to the Brarchport
club ta send over two yachts to race with
Tabor • Parker g. Edward Willis's and
CTiarles Burd's Imp and Edward Asay's
Daisy, of the local club, for the champion
ship pennant of America- The Branchport
boats will- likely be Henry H. Munro's
Princeton and Henry S. Terhune s X. 1..
N. C. The four yachts will sail six times
over the club's triangular course, a dis
tance of twenty miles.
The commodore's race has been called for
Monday morning at 10 o'clock. This race Is
for the yearly pennant offered by Thomas
Henry Grant, commodore of the club, and
r*c«d for by third class ymchts of the Red
Bank fleet This will be a fifteen mile race,
and all the boats of this class are expected
to start.
Besides this championship race between
the two clubs, tbe Red Bank club has an
other challenge from the Branchport club
for the championship of the North and
South rivers, and both these races have to
be sailed before a race can be arranged
with tbe Pleasure Bay club.
All-Stars Fail to Score in Foot
ball Game in South.
Nashville. Term., Dec. 30.— Captain Ham
ilton Fish's eleven of Harvard all-stars,
composed of Harvard Law School students,
played the YanderbUt-Sewanee stars a
spectacular tie game, in which neither side
scored, on the Vanderbilt University field
this afternoon, in spite of a muddy field,
the game was fast from start to finish, and
the feature was the run of Hamilton Fish
for one hundred yards, ■with a clear field
and only Neely Browne, the celebrated
Sewanee player, in pursuit. Browne caught
up ■with Fish and downed him ten yards
i from the VanderUlt-Sewanee goal.
[ Harvard used forward, passes to much ad
vantage and played a magnificent defensive
game. Th« Sewane© and Vanderbilt forces
were assisted by Smith and Schultze, the
Michigan players, and Fielding Yost, the
Michigan coach, coached the Tennessee
McGugin, the Vanderbilt coach, played
left guard for the locals, and did much
, brilliant punting.
The line-up follows:
Harvard All-Stars (0). Vanderbilt Sewanee (0).
Williams Left end Stewart
Crurcptcker. Left tackle Stone ;
Parks Left guard McGu^ln
Long Centre ~.. Schultze
Hoar Right guard Smith
Fish Right tackle Faulkenberg
■ Galbreath Right end Hagrer
j Gallati Quarterback Brown*
Moore Left halfback Douglass
PfeJffer Ri«-ht halfback Neely
"White Fullback .'.Edgerton
— Covington for Hager, V. Biake
for Stewart, Hasslock for Falkenberg. Powell for
McGiyrin. Williams for Edgerton, D. Blake for
V. Blake. Referees— Bradley and Walker, Vir
ginia. Umpires — Kenn and MUlsape. Field
Jud«e— W. p. Irons, W. P. I. Time of halves—
Twenty minutes.
Erasmus Hall No Match for Fast
Manhattan Boys.
The Stuyr«sant High School basketball
team easily defeated the Erasmus Hall ',
High Pchool five in a schoolboy tourna
ment game at the 3d Signal Corps Armory,
Brooklyn, yesterday by a score of 3S to 8.
The game was fast and clean throughout.
The Erasmus Hall players, could not cope
with the -whirlwind team work of the Man
hattan boys, who caged baskets as they
pleased. Stuyvepant enjoyed an advantage
of 18 points to 2 in the first session, and
more than doubled the score in the next
playing period.
In the preliminary game between the
second team of the respective schools
Stuyves&nt triumphed over their rivals by
a score of 32 to 21. The game was inter
The l!ne-up follows:
Ptuyvesant (3S). Position. Erasmus Hall <S>. :
Friedland Left forward Roth
Roseakraatz ;.Rlgfr.t forward Evans
Will lams Centre Austen
■ Sllverstetn Left gruard Steinbugler
j Robert* Ri«:ht guard Stover
Goa.ls from field — Stuyvesant: Friedland <2),
: H < nLr.tx (4), Williams (2). Silverstein <S):
i Erasmus Hall: Roth. Evans. Goals from foul—
»le<llan<J <6), Austen <4>. Referee — Clark. P. S.
A. L. Umpire — Roder, P. S. A. L. Time of
periods — Fifteen minutes.
Richard Everett defeated Edward Z.
Parker in the amateur Class B 18.2 balk
linft billiard handicap Tournament at th«
Riverside Academy last night. The score
was 210 to II". The winner conceded a 40
point handicap to Parker. Everett played
consistently throughout, executing many
intricate shots. He had high runs of 35, 22
and 20. -
The result caused a triple tie f<">r first
honors, Everett, Sylvester L*vy and Will
iam Viestel being on even terms, with fiva
garaes won and ons lost-
At last night's meeting W. Harold Powers
donated a handsome silver cup, open for
competition to any ice boat of any club. A
commercial cuv will also be offered by the
merchants of the town, to be contested for
by all the boats of tho local club. Race?
are also being arranged for merchandise
prizes between the Fair Haven and Red
Hank "mosquito fl«et."
Suitable resolutions were adopted on the
death of the late Samuel W. Morford, who
was elected commodore of the club in ISBS
and held office until 1599, when, on account
uf failing health, he declined to serve an
other year. Desiring to perpetuate hi 3
memory, the club resolved to pet aside the
last cup given by him as a perpetual
trophy, to be known as the Commodore
Morford Cup. said cup *o be raced for once
a year, on Washington's Birthday, and said
race to be open for all classes in the club.
The officers elected last night were as
follows: Commodore, Thomas Henry
Grant; vice-commodore. W. Harold Pow
ers; secretary, Irving Hance; treasurer,
Henry N. Bupp: regatta committee, W. H.
Powers fchairmam, H. N. Supp, A. \V.
Haviland. Lieutenant Harry G. Hamlet and
Charles A. Minton; measurer. George Mc-
Taykr: assistant. H. G. "Hamlet; house
committee, Edward Asay. Daniel Asay and
A. "W. Haviland.
Holds Mantell Off by Fast Boxing
in Last Round.
The fast, fighting finish which Jack
("'Twin") Sullivan, the veteran Boston mid
dleweight, made last night earned him a
draw in his ten-round bout with Frank
Mantell, the rising middleweight of Paw
tucket, at the National Sporting Club of
Until the ninth round it looked as if it
would be a repetition of the old adage that
youth would be served, for Frank had
evened the lead which the wily "Twin"
had piled up In ths early rounds, and
seemed to be on the high road to victory,
Sullivan rallied in the ninih round, how
ever, and had all the better of the boxing.
He followed up the good work by getting a
"shade" in the final session.
The bout attracted great attention, as It
was looked upon as one of the series of
elimination bcuts which will be necessary
before a successor to the late Stanley
Ketchel may be named. In addition to this
it marked the third meeting of the pair in
the roped arena. Mantell gained a decision
over Jack in a twenty-round bout at San
Francisco, and boxed a twenty-round draw
with him two months later. A big crowd
was in attendance, fully two thousand per
sons being in the hall when the men en
tered the ring.
Mantell was the stronger man of the two,
and for a while it appeared as though his
rugged strength, coupled with his youth,
would prove too much for his older rival.
\\ hat Sullivan lacked in strength he made
up in wile and thorough knowledge of all
the tricks of the game, and although Man
tell started many hard blows, the greater
number found their final resting place on
the glove or elbow of the man from Boston.
The boxing was fast and the bout well
contested throughout. It was marred to a
measure by a few fouls, in which both were
equally guilty. Sullivan entered the ring
wearing a plaster over his right eye, cover
ing a cut received in his bout with Flynn
in Boston the other night. Mantell directed
his attack at the sore optic, hoping to close
it, but Sullivan was clever In defending the
wounded member, and although Mantel!
did cut it a little "Twin" blocked most of
the Wows.
Sullivan's style of defence was not flashy,
and to the casual observer he appeared:
slow and awkward. He mads few moves
and did little dancing or other footwork of
the kind used by smaller and lighter men.
He seemed to shuffle, but when Mantell
sought to punch him in the body he slid in
side the blows.
Jack used a left to the face which had
Mantell puzzled for a defence. The left
got home at all angles and carried a
jarring force behind It. Each time it
landed the Pawtueket boy's head bobbed
back. Sullivan's right was ineffective and'
It seldom landed.
Mantell forced the light from the start
and worked hard to put over a telling
punch. He took the jabs which Sullivan
sent hurtling at him and bore into close
quarters. In the clinches he was master of
the game, and his strength proved an ad
In the tenth round Sullivan made the
fight of his life. He shook hands and drew
away, only to leap in with a jarring left to
the head, which he followed with a right
to the jaw. Mantell closed in, fighting for
the body, but "Twin" covered up in fine
style and blocked most of the punches.
Sullivan poked his left to the face three
times without a return and then crossed
his right to the neck. Mantell dashed into
a clinch, and the pair fought hard until the
bell, with honors iri favor of Sullivan.
In a preliminary six-round bout "Kid"
Alberts and Johnny Pierce boxed to a draw.
Ad Wolgast, lightweight champion, defi
nitely announced yesterday that he would
fight Owen Moran a finish bout within six
morths. or so soon ap his physicians as
sured him his broken arm wu strong
"In regard to my demands, they will stay
Just where they are," said Wolgast. "When
ever Moran is willing to meet me under
the6e circumstances my manager will meet
him and close a bout with him to take
place inside of six months, this battle to
do the route and be for the championship.**
Chicago, Dec 80. — The Cornell seven won
the first of its series or three, hockey samea
with Yale here' to-night by a score of 4
to 3. Cornell made four goals before Tale
managed to score In the middle of the last
Buffalo, Dec. 30— The- Yale basketball team
defeated Lafayette High School here to
night by a score of 33 to 15. Yale piled
up a big score in tne first half by clever
team work and fait play.
San Diego, Cal., Dec. 30.— Speeding toward
the Mexican line, the big automobile driven
by Barney Oldtleid and carrying besides
himself James J. Jeffrie*, former cham
pion heavyweight pugilist of the world.
•Mat into a ditch near National City to
day and was wrecked, uldneld and Jef
fries escaped with a few minor Injuries.
A car containing Frank Chance, captain
and manager of the Chicago National
league baseball team, which was follow
ing, picked i;p OldriHd and Jeffries, and
the trio proceeded on to Mexico on a hunt
ing expedition.
The last athletic games of 1910 will be
held In the 71st Regiment Armory to-night,
when companies B and X will hold their
annual contest. Ten events are on the pro
gramme, which includes a epecial ten-mile
run and a half-mile race, in which Melvin
Sheppard. Abe! Klvlat. R. J. Egan and
<;*-!■*- Gilmore will run. Those who have
entered for Die ten-mile run are Tewanina,
th*» M'.'ji'i Indian: Aivl.i-!ii<-tte, <■)' the Car.
lisle Indian School; Georse Obermeyer.
Dwver and Gilbert and Charles Appleyard,
ofYonker.. r i; -.
Cornell Wins Championship of
Triangular College League.
Pennsylvania Sticks to the End,
Whitaker Making a Clean
Amid keen excitement and with victory
depending upon the outcome of the last
game played. Cornell won the twelfth an
nual championship tournament of the Tri
angular College Chess League, the fourth
round of which was contested at the rooms
of the Rice Chess Club, in the Cafe Boule
vard, yesterday. Frank K. Perkins, of
Mount Vernon, and Arthur Ehrlich, of
Brooklyn, the members of the winning
team, both won their games, thereby re
gaining the lead which the Quakers had
wrested from them the day before. Both
finished with scores of 3 points out of a
possible 4. making a total of 6 to the credit
of the Cornell team at the close of the
Pennsylvania was a close second with
5!-i points, thanks to the fine playing of
Norman T. Whitaker, who made a clean
score of four straight victories, including
defeats of both the Cornell representatives.
His partner, M. Teltelbaum. however, could
not quite keep this pace, and added V/%
points. Brown finished with one-half of a
point, which was scored by F. H. Guild
against Teltelbaum in the opening round.
It was Cornell's fifth victory In twelve
tournaments, "winning thereby the second
leg on the third trophy placed in compe
tition by Professor Isaac L. Rice, who
yesterday was re-elected to the presidency
of the league. Cornell's successes have
been in 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903 and 1910. Penn
sylvania won six times, in 1809, 190 i, 1905.
1907, 1908 and 1909. and in addition tied with
Brown in 1906, a tie which was not played
The pairings, openings and results of the
final round follow:
Board I— Whitaker, Pennsylvania, vs.
Duriee, Brown; Centre Counter gambit;
won by Whitaker in thirty-seven moves.
Board 2— Khrlich. Cornell, vs. Guild,
Brown; French Defence; won by Ehrlich in
forty-one moves.
Board 3— Teitelbaum, Pennsylvania, vs.
Perkins, Cornell; Petroff's Defence; won by
Perkins in twenty-eight moves.
Whitaker outplayed his opponent in the
opening, Durfee getting a cramped develop
ment. The Philadelphia player made the
best of his opportunities, gradually im
proved his position and forced Durfee to
the wall by dint of superior tactics.
Guild conducted the French Defence
against Ehrlich fairly well, but made a mis
calculation which cost him a pawn. There
upon Ehrlich brought about a strong at
tack against the adverse king, which yield
ed no immediate returns, however. After
some queen side manoeuvring Ehrlich
tried again, and this time was successful,
being helped, however, by Indifferent play
on the part of the Brown man. This was
the last game to be finished, and winning
it clinched the issue in favor of Cornell.
Perkins, of Cornell, worked up an Ir
resistible attack from the Petroff's Defence
he adopted against Teitelbaum, his Penn
sylvania rival. The latter was unable to
resist the onslaught and finally succumbed
to the vigorous tactics of the Ithacan.
At the annual meeting, held during the
luncheon interval, the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
President, Professor Isaac L. Rice, New
York; vice-president, William M. de Vis
eer. New York; secretary, Hermann Helms,
New York; tournament director. Hart wig
Cassel, New York; chairman players' com
mittee, Norman T. Whitaker, University of
It was decided to hold the next meeting
of the league in this city on December 36,
27, 2S and 29 of next year. The desirability
of increasing the size of the teams was
discussed, and the consensus of opinion was
that' more than two players should be ad
mitted from each of the three universities.
If the consent should not be unanimous,
then two players will represent each uni
versity as heretofore. A vote of thanks
was passed In return for the hospitality of
Professor Rice enjoyed by the students
during the tournament.
At the conclusion of play yesterday it
was announced that a team match on three
boards had been arranged by Pennsylvania
with a team of the College of the City of
New York, to be played at the rooms of the
Rice Chess Club this morning and after
neon. Whitaker and Teltelbaum will be re
inforced by L. R. Sze, a Chinese student at
the University of Pennsylvania, who was a
witness of the play yesterday. The Col
lege of the City of N-t York will be rep
resented by A. Eolis, B. Rosowsky and M.
The final college and individual scores of
the tournament follow:
Won. Lost.] TY'on. Lost.
Perkins 3 1 IBhrlich 3 i
"Whltaker • * O|Te!telbaum .... 1% 2V&
Guild % S»!Durfe« 0 ♦
The moves In detail of yesterday's games
■ .
"VVhitaker Durf«« Whltakor V\irte«
(Fran.). (Brown). (Perm.). (Brown).
IF—IC* P— 4 4 . lOKtxQ R— K
2 P x P QIP 17 B— B RiR
5 Kt-Q B 3 Q— 18 B i R KtißP
4P— Q4 P-K3 19R-B Kt— Qs
6 Kt— B 3 B— Q 3 !20Hx Peh X— X 2
6B— 3 Kt-Q B 3 121 B— K 3 Kt— B 3
7 Castle* P— K. R 3 22 Kt— B 3 V— X Xt i
8 R— K Xt— Xt 5 ;23R— Xeh K— B 2
9P— 5 Kt-K B 3 24 B-K 6 eh, K— Kt 2
lOPxP BxKP !25 Kt— 4 R— K
11 Kt— Q* Q— 2 !26 Ki— 6 R— Q R ■-
12 B— Bs K— Q ! Xt x P Kt— 5
13 Xt xßehP xXt 28 Kt— B 3 g— K
14 Rx P BxP eh 29 B— 6 Resigns.
15 Xx B QxQ 80 mln. 1 hr.
Tletelbaum Perklua ; Tietelbaum Perkins
iPean.). (Cornell). ' (Penr..). (Cornell).
1 P— K 4 P— K 4 !16P x B Q— Q2
2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-K B 3 , 17 K— R Kt— R 4
3KtxP P— Q 3 18KR— R Kt— 2
4 Kt-K B3Kt x P 19 Q— Q 2 Xt— Xt 3
BP-Q4 P— Q4 20 KB— B KtCKt 3)-B
6B— 3 B— K 2 121 Kt— Jv 2 Rx Xt
7 Castles B-K KtS 22QxR Xt x
8 P— Q B 4 Kt— 83j23 Bx Xt Kt— B 5
8 p-Q Xt 8 Castles 24 B— B R— K
10 R— Kt— Q B3; 25 Q R— Q Q— B 4
11 B— Kt 2 B— Q 3 26 B— Kt 3 R— K 3
128-KJ R— K 12TB— B R— KtS
13 P— B B B— B ' 2-S Bx Xt Qißch
14 P— KR3 B— R4 | Resigns.
15 Kt— B 3 Bx Xt I 43 mln. 62 rain.
E-hrllch Guild Ehrllch Guild
(Cornell). (Brown). (Cornell). (Brown).
1 P— K 4 P— K 3 22 H— I R-K 2
2P— 4 P— Q 4 KIR— K 3 P— K Xt 4
3 Kt— B3P x P '■ 24 R— B 3 Q— K! 2
4Kt x P Kt— K B3 3$ R— K 0 R— B
6 I! — KKt 5 B — K 2 26 R— Kt 3 R— B 5
CIHKI Bxß I 27 Q— Q2 R(K » — B2
7 P— Q B 3 Kt— Q 3 2S P— 8 Q— B 3
8 Kt— B 8 Castles » Q— K 2 R— Kt 2
9 li— Q 3 R— SO P-K R 3 P— K R 4
10 Castles Kt— H 31 Q— K S P— R 6
Q_Q 2 V KR3 32 R— Kt 4 Rx R •
12 Xt xB oh %Xt S3 It »' x H >'- QR 3
13 Kt— K 5 Q— X 2 134H— 84 R— Kt 8
14 Q R— K V— KB 3 35 i>— a r— 2
15 Xt- -} 9 3 P— B3 86P-rQR4 K— B
16 R— K 4 P— K B 4 87 B— B 4 R— Kt 3
17 It— X 2 Kt— Kt3 83 P— 5 X— X
ISBxP Kt— R 6 38 R— K 5 X— X 2
IftKtxKt QxKt WRiQ KxR
20 kR— X Q— B 3 1 41 Q— X sch Kesi«T>».
121 Q— B 2 B— Q 2 I Ih. 40 in. 2h.
Rather than -'iffer Buspenslon by the
Amateur Athletic Union for playing 1 an un
registered team the Wesley an basketball
five cancelled Its game with the Crescent
Athletic Club team last night.
In Its place the Crescent five faced the
El Mora Athletic Club and won by a score
of 27 to 25, after an extra period ii*d been
Formation of Leagues Chief
Means to That End.
More Light on Action of the
Athletic Research Society
This Week.
Encouraging the formation of groups or
Uagues in the various fields of athletic ac
tivity is suggested as the best means to
arouse interest and preserve the purity of
amateur athletics. The special committee
appointed at the annual meeting of the
Amateur Athletic Union on November 15
so recommends In a full report, which also
explains in part the reason for the action
of the Athletic Research Society on
Wednesday on th» question of an alliance
with the national governing body.
The committee wu made up of James E.
Sullivan. Bartow 8. Weeks. Dr. I/Uther
Halsey Gulick. Frederick B. Pratt and Dr.
D. E. Wiber, and the report, in part, fot
'•The committee fplt confident that there
was in the experience of those who are
connected with the more recent forms of
athletic organizations, such as playgrounds,
boys' clubs, church league?, school leagues,
settlement leagues, factory leagues, civic
associations?, etc., facts which would be of
genuine service to the Amateur Athletic
Union in forwarding the interest of whole
some athletics. Therefore, a letter was
sent out requesting those who had had ex
perience to send to the committee such rec
ommendations as they could make regard
ing what steps should be taken 'to further
the interests of the boys and young men in
athletic sports.' Very few replies were re
"Subsequent to the appointment of this
committee the Athletic Research Society
appointed a committee to investigate con
ditions in elementary schools, secondary
schools and Sunday schools, and churches,
social settlements, playgrounds, Young 1
Men's Christian associations, normal
schools, military organizations, turners,
rural organizations, boys' clubs and col
leges, and to 'confer with the committee
appointed by the Amateur Athletic Union !
for the Investigation of athletic conditions i
and attempt to bring about a satisfactory
administrative adjustment."
"On October 2, 1910, a communication was
received from the special committee of the
Athletic Research Society, and on October
8, 1910, a conference of the two committees
was held, at which were present Messrs.
Sullivan, Weeks, Pratt and Gulick, of the
Amateur Athletic Union, and Messrs. Mey
lan, Hanmer, Prentiss, Fisher and Hether
ington, of the Athletic Research Society.
"A very frank discussion was had, and j
It was explained that with the exception ]
of allowing representation in the controlling
body based upon the number of registered
athletes in each group, the suggestions
made by the committee of the Athletic Re
search Society were either already in opera
tion or* could be mad© operative under the
present constitution of the Amateur Ath- !
letic Union.
"It was pointed out that allied member
ship had never been refused to any organ
ization that could honestly claim that it
wa3 national in scope and influence; that
recognition of a proper system of registra
tion effectively maintained by an allied
member had always been granted when re
quested; that local groups are permitted
to acquire membership in the district as
sociations, so that members of these groups
may compete among themselves without
special sanction and without the necessity
' for individual registration in the Amateur
Athletic Union, which was required only
when sought to compete against individuals
not belonging to these groups.
"The effort of the Amateur Athletic Union
to co-operate with local groups 'n the con
trol of their athletics Is shown by the num
ber and variety of groups, other than strict
ly athletic clubs, which have- been received
into membership. A list of these follows:
Metropolitan Association— Catholic Ath
letic league. Church Athletic league, In
ter-Settlement Athletic Association. Irish
Counties Athletic Union, Public Schools
Athletic League. Sunday Schools Athletic
League, Inter-Playground Association.
New England Association — Boston Play
ground Association, Interscholastie Athletic
Central Association— Naval Reserve Ath
letic Association.
Pacific Association— Academic Athletic
League of California, Bay Counties Athletic
League, Catholic Schools Athletic League,
Oakland Church Athletic League, San
Francisco Public Schools Athletic League,
San Francisco Athletic League.
Middle Atlantic Association— Military
Athletic League.
Pacific Northwest Association—lnterschol
astic League, National Guard Athletic As
sociation, Seattle Public Schools League.
Southern Association — Birmingham Play
ground Athletic League.
South Atlantic Association— Public Ath
letic League, Municipal Games Association.
Southern Pacific Association— Academic
Athletic Union, Los Angeles County Aca
demic League.
Western Association— Kansas City Play
ground Association.
"The Amateur Athletic Union of the
United States has from the time of its or
ganization realized that its - ultimate
strength would come from encouraging
physical education In the public schools,
the establishment of playgrounds and pub
lic gymnasia and the organization of ath
letics among the schoolboys of the coun
try. . . .
"It has been claimed that the Amateur
Athletic Union in some cities prohibited
playground boys, church boys and school
boys from competing among: others. This
is true in cases where those boys are not
properly organized. Your committee is
confident that proper control which makes
for wholesome athletics Is only possible
through proper organization. Therefore
the suggestion is made that in small com
munities the playground boys, church boys
and Bchool boys should be organized In a
city group, and this group join the local
district association of the Amateur Ath
letic Union, thus making it possible for the
boys to compete among themselves with
out sanction or Individual registration, but
under the control of the officers of their
organization who are responsible to the dis
trict association of the Amateur Athletic
Union. Boys and young men not so or
ganized can only be controlled by requiring
registration directly with the Amateur
Athletic Union.
"Your committee stated that It Is per
fectly possible for a county league to be
organised In any county within the terri
tory of a district association of the Ama
teur Athletic Union, and membership will
bo granted by the association. Such league
can then have Its own activities without
sanction or registration. In the same way
a state league may be organized and Joined
to the district association of that terri
"All who have given serious thought to
the administration and control of athletics
seem to agree that a plan of registration, as
a means of control and Identification of the
individuals, and the sanction, as a means of
control at the organizations. Is necessary.
The benefits to be derived from competitive
athletics are not confined to the physical
development of the individual, but les
sons in fair dealing and honesty in com
petition are Influences productive of a
higher and better citizenship. Without a
controlling body and without methods of
control amateur athletics would never pro
duce these results.
"In reporting Juat what measures could
be adopted to Increase the activity and
preserve the purity of amateur athletics.
especially in church, settlement, playgrouad
and other developments, your commute*
suggests that these result* can beat be ac
complished by encouraging the formation
of groups or league* In these various fields
of athletic activity and Inducing such
groups to Join the district associations In
their territories. Thus they will become a
part of and have official representation in
the administration and control of athletics
in their sections.
'We hope that all those -who are seeking
the advancement of amateur athletics will
unite with us in a campaign of education
that will be constructive, and will seek to
make- known the. efforts that are being
made to make the athletic activities of this
country stand for fair play, courtesy, co
operation, wholesome recreation and
health." '.
Says He Will Not Return to Mat,
and Bouts Are Off.
The latest from Frank Gotr-ta. the heavy
weight champion wrestler, will cast a gloom
over those who are pining for a bout and
thf goid it would bring.
lie announced in I>a Molnw, lowa, late
last night that he. would not return to the
mat after all, because of objections by tils
So ends another chapter, unless a Mttte
more publicity la at the bottom of It all.
Derajan Sets Amateur Mark for
500 Metres in Germany.
The following letter has been received by
James E. Sullivan, secretary of the Ama
teur Athletic Union, from the secretary of
the German Swimming Association in rela
tion to a new swimming record for 500
"We have the h<>n.or to inform you that
Oszkar Demjan. a member of the Budapest
Torna Club. Budapest, has bettered the
record in breast stroke swimming ov*»r 500
metres on the 27ih of November. 1310, at
the meeting of the Wiener Athletlksp^rt
Club. The- time was 827 1-5. The length of
the basin was 34 metres; the temperature
of the water TS degree?.'
All the conditions required for the ac
knowledgment of a new amateur record
have been fulfil led. _____
Middies Will Meet Tigers on the
Gridiron Next Fall.
• By T>l<?«ra.ph to The Tribune]
Annapolis, Dec. 30.-The Navy football
team will play Princeton next season at
Annapolis, the match having been definitely
arranged for either October 21 or Detober
28, after considerable correspondence. It
will be the big game of the season on the
lo^al rield. The middies will open their sea
son on October 7. when a game is scheduled
with Johns Hopkins. Perm Stite and New
York University will play in Annapolis.
Two teams which played here in the xnanun
just closed, but which will not play the.
midshipmen in 1811. ale the Carlisle In
dians and Lehigh.
lieutenant Commander Harris Lanm?
has been re-elected secretary of the Savy
Athletic Asm -iation.
Series with World's Champions
to Begin on April 1.
Philadelphia, Dec SO.— Officials of the
Philadelphia National League Baseball Club
decided to-day on February 28 as the date
on which the team -will start for the spring
training grounds at Birmingham, Ala.
Three weeks will be spent in Birmingham,
after which the club will split up into two
squads and gradually work North.
The regulars will leave Birmingham on
March 21 and will play in Montgomery,
Ala., on March 22 and 23: Columbia, N. C.
on March 24 and 2."; Washington, March 27
and 28. and Baltimore on March 29 and 30.
The local series with the Athletics will
bet?in on April 1.
The Jersey City club team won the odd
game In a Junior Athletic Bowling League
series* on the alleys of the Muntclalr Club
last night. Modest totals were in order,
neither team reaching the 900 mark.
With ordinary luck Montclair ml^ht
have won the last game, which was fairiy
c'.ose. Batting, however, ran into five
The scores were as follows:
Miller... 159 167 178 j Daly 1«2 14« 195
Waring.. 164 ISO 135 i Smith 172 133 lt?2
Mettlach. 143 178 179 Bowron... 175 127 I*3
Garrison. 101 143 1541 Batting... 109 158 113
Packer... 137 226 171 1 SovereT . 113 167 160
Total.. 704 804 SI" Total. ■■ 523 731 792
Irish Paddy outpointed Todo Moran in a
fast ten-round bout at the Bedford Athletic
Club last night.
SHOW, jl^s
Opens Next Saturday,
Jan. 7th
Greatest Automobile Show ever held. More than
600 exhibits, including 101 exhibits of Motor Cars.
January 7-14. Gasoline Pleasure Ve
hicles, Parts and Accessory Manu
PART 11.
January 16-21. Commercial Vehicles,
Electric Pleasure Vehicles, Motor
cycles, Parts and Accessory Manu
Sanctioned by tha National Aaaociation a/ Automobile V**«
factttrcra and by tht Motor and Accessory i/anu/acturera.
Under the auspices of
Show at the Grand Central Pal
ace Will Be Opened To-night.
Warren "Wolverine* Make* Jftnr •
Winter Jtecord from Detroit
to New York in 1 0 Dsji.
The International Autoxoobtla aa4 *r*m» .
tlon Show will be opened at th« Qr%i*& i
Central Palace. Lexington avenue and ♦■** :
street, at 8 o'clock to-night.
Major General Frederick Dent Gr*«*»
commander of the Department of the
East, U. S. A., will make the addrea* of
welcome in opening the ihow, and will ;
comment on the use of the •'ltomob'.la' and ,
aeroplanes in modern mrttf*. General :
Grant, who will be aecenpeaftei Vy ttoae =
aids, Is to be tendered a iiiuMm mHme\
the address. He will be escorted t* tbe '
Palace by Major L. M. Fuller. ■■aval j
manager of the Velle Motor Vehicle Com
Major Fuller was for several years *«;
charge of the government's ordnaao* ۥ- ;
partment at Rock Island, where two ***•" •
i eand men are employed making revolv«r« .
and other small arms. Major FuUer he*
designed much of th» ordnance In v«» by :
the United States and foreign government* j
and has an International reputation as an
I engineer. About three years ago he r»- ;
signed from the United States goveramawt
service to accept the general management ;
of the Velie Motor Vehicle Company and Is j
! responsible for many of the improved feat
i ures of the Velio car.
There will be a special opening concert.,
' by the.Blaufuss Orchestral Band, ot CM-;
cago. and vocal solos by Mls» Ren* Au
brey and John Baxter, and toc»1 selections) t
j by Jerome Remlck's Trio. Th« programme
; will be varied between auch music a*
j Tschaikowsky-s "1812" overture and a tett»
| talsie arranged by Mr. Blauftiss on "T*WT
I Little Movement Has a Meaning e< It»-
The automobile show will be the Meoea/j
of retail dealers and jobbers from all ores ,
the United States. As a "dealers* show" It j
will be one' of the moct important ever
The First International Aviation Show.
which will be held In connection with ths
automobile show, will. it is thought, at- I
tract thousands of - persons who ntf^t
! never attend an automobile show ordina
< rily. Many who will see the New Tear mat
j the restaurants to-night will probably;
| spend their time up until 11 o'clock at tfcft?
I show. - . *i
In the last week the decorators) ■•»•;
completed the work of turning the Palaaa
Into a garden of bright colors and naJhiß*
lights. Scenic artists have worked more
than a month turning the back walls of ;
the exhibits Into summer landscapes, and
the great hall ha" been transformed so
| that former -visitors will hardly recognise
' It. The floors have been covered with hun
dreds of thousands of yards of fireproof
red carpeting, which completes the color
The cars are in place, with 158 demon
strators to ohow them and explain their
fine points, and the aeroplane* are al' la
position and reassembled. The doors of
the show will be opened at 7:30 o'clock.
Ralph "De Palma. will drive a 90 horse
power Simplex at the automobile meet to
be held at the Guttenburg racetrack on
New Year's Day, January 2. 1911. Th»a
will be De Palma'a first appearance with
a Simplex.
In addition to this attraction. Montague
I Roberts, who drove the Thomas car on the
first lap of the race from New York to
Paris, will be Been at the wheel of an
Abbott-Detroit. Louis Dtsbrow, who par
ticipated In the Thanksgiving; Day meet,
with the Pope-Hartford, will also be
! present. JL.YJ
The greatest attraction will be the ex
j hibition which David L. Bruce-Brown will
drive. Mr. Bruce-Brown will have the
Benz car, with which he won the Grand
Prize race at Savannah, and. will give
I patrons some ideas of the terrific speed at
which he travelled in that event.
Wilcox la on his way from the National
factory with two big racing cars, and will
be seen on the track.
The races are scheduled to start at 10:30
In the morning, and will be over In time for
an early dinner.
The annual meeting of the Manufac
• turers' Contest Association will be held at
the rooms of the Association of Licensed
Automobile Manufacturers. No. 7 East 42d
! street. New York City, on Friday, January
! 13.
Officers for 1911 will be elected and im
portant matters discussed by the General
• Rules Committee, which will gather after
the meeting of the association.
For other sport* see tenth page.
Eleventh Na.tioneJ
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