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Baseball . Boxing . Racing ff?tm Ifo PART II FOUR PAGES SUNDAY, plenty of Food on Menu ftj7 ^PJ? n%%^%% _|^ SPORTING SECTION ^Sb_K^ J^WJW-f ^% 7>*n*S Golf Basketball FEBRUARY 1071018 PART II FOUR PAGES ?op Fans; Despite IVIr. Hoover Baseball Winter Circus To Open Here This Week National, American and International Leagues Will Gather in Confab at City Hotels?Many Important Problems, Including War Tax, Confront Club Owners ? By Louis Lee Arms 1 Baseball's mid-winter t-ircus begins this week when club owners of three leagues gather in New York. Directors of the International League meet at the Imperial Hotel to-morrow; National League magnates go into session at the Waldorf-Astoria Tuesday, and the American League moguls will hear the tap of the gavel at the Hotel Wolcott Thursday. Among important things that will be determined are: 1. Disposition of Baltimore rederal v league Club suit ngaii'st organized base? ball for $900,000. Predicted compromise. 2. Adoption cf price scale to govern ad? missions i with war tax included) to Amer? ican and National League ball parks. 3. Adoption cf m^jor league playing ichedules. 4. Decision to maintain or disband In- ! ternational League. 5. Consideration of amendment (N& f ?ional League? to allow postponed games to ! to played off in any .-pries desired. 6. Consideration of amendment (Na? tional League) to allow waivers to be asked ?pon player without immediately forfeiting sai<l player upon rival club's claim. 7. Consideration of amendment to pro? hibit owners from making public offers for ball players on rival clubs. S. Outlining of general major league pc'icies to he obser\ed during war. While the meetings have not been ?* fpecified as joint sessions, if neces? sary it easily will be possible to bring together magnates of the two major leagues. It seems this will be done. _s the two major leagues have decisions to make that for the good of each might best be made in concert. Admission Charge at Issue There will be many and conflicting opinions on the admission charge to be made in the American and National ??agues this season. It is understood some of the magnates are in favor of i a general advance, others a decrease, while still others would maintain the j prices of the immediate pas,t, plus the I exact government war tax of 10 per) cent. Those who arc oppose?! to the last j Mentioned idea believe that the hand ling of so many pennies at the ticket ? booths will result in a confusion which j will be unfavorable to baseball. Others dispute this. Colonel Ebbets, a shrewd observer, i?. among the magnates who j believe there t=hould be neither a i price advance nor decrease tViis season. "I am for the same old scale," he j said yesterday. "I do not think this \ ,is a time to juggle with baseball ad- j missions. The past bas proved we ; have reached an equitable adjustment, and ? ?im in favor of retaining it. "That would mean lhere would be a j three-cent tax on a 35-cent ticket, five ; centa un a 5C-cent ticket, eight cents on a 75-cvnt ticket, 10 cents on a $1 ticket and 15 cents on a $1.50 ticket, j The pennies should cause no gr>eat con- j iasion. There can bo machines in- ? .'tailed, if necessary, that will handie change rapidly. We are planning some? thing of that bort at EWbets Field." It is certain other magnates will ad? vocate a flat price, the club suffering tho loss of a few pennies on certain priced tickets, if necessary, to circum? vent the inconvenience that might be experienced by an uneven admission scale. While no owner will admit as much, it is rumored there will bo a settle? ment with tho stockholders of tho de? funct Baltimore Federal League club. The directors of this club are suing organized baseball for $900,000. Though tho date for trial has been placed back a year, it is said the proper authori? ties in organized baseball are prepared to compromise with the ex-independent leaguers. The adoption of the playing sched? ules will probably be no more than a formal move, in spite of the report that Ban Johnson was to insist on a change in the original dates, through pique at an alleged news leak that oc? curred in Pittsburgh, where the sched? ule committees were recently in ses? sion. The International League has reached a grave crisis in its affairs and many doubt it will pull through. The volunteer baseball doctors who have sat upon the case believe the In? ternational might easily continue as a going league if the circuit were short? ened to exclude Montreal on the North and Richmond on the South. With a more compact league, such as the in? stallation of franchises in Syracuse and Jersey City would make, the mile? age and attendant expense would be so greatly reduced that a season even under present conditions could be spanned successfully. The possibility that Sunday baseball may be legalized in New York State would mean that Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse would have the benefit of a tantamount holiday gate. With this in the league's favor, baseball sharpshooters believe the International would find the season not only a pos? sible but a prosperous one. The importance of the International League continuing in harness is several fold. As one of the three Class A.A minor leagues, it is the logical place for Eastern major league teams to "farm" their men, that they may keep an eye upon them. Further, the action this big minor body will take is cer? tain to have a psychological effect upon the programme of other minor leagues who are hesitating to formu? late 1918 plans until, under war con? ditions, it is seen "which way the cat jumps." Last season the minors suf? fered a Bcmi-collapse. Ebbets Double Bill Amendment Will Probably Be Adopted Il ? expected that Colonel Lbbets's amendment to allow postponed games to be played off in any scries desired will be adopted. This is certain to re? lieve congestion that occurs at the lat? ter end of the season because under the present National League playing rules postponed games arc never con tcsted on the first swing abont the cir? cuit. The St. LouJ3 club has offered an I amendment to relieve a club of imme? diately releasing a player upon whom 1 ?I has asked waivers. This was do- j ff-ated several seasons ago on tbr ground that it permitted of needless "jockeying" with players. Now, it is claimed, the player limit has been so KrCiitly affected by the war, and condi? tions will bo constantly in such a state of flux, that a club asking a waiver on a player one. day may find in the course of a week that it has a very great need of that identical player. As a curb to the sort of tactics em? ployed by Charles Weeghman this win ,rr it is said that Branch Rickey anrt Barney Dreyfus-', arc prepared to in 'roduca an amendment to the National 1 'ague constitution which will forbid club presidents making public offers for ball players on rival teams. There is no question but that this is a costlj practice. A specific case to be cited is that of | Kogers Hornsby, the young shortstop \ of the Cardinals, for whom, it was re ported. Weeghman had offered $50,000. i " 'Ihough he failed to land Hornsby, he i 'ucceeded in impressing that young flan with his worth to such an extent 't is now said Hornsby is a hold-out ?nd refuses to consider any St. Louis Contract which calls for a salary of 'ess than $10,000 the season. This more 'han doubles tho salary he received in 1917. However innocent Weeghman's offers *ere they were mischievous, and the league may take this opportunity to rt-buke him. . Governor Tener already has outlined ?n an ably worded address the deter? mination of his league to "curry on" 'a the face of any obstacles created by *M. His address could fittingly cover the case of both major leagues. Other contingencies that may develop as the Reason progresses will be discussed at 'his week's meetings, which are of the wost important ever held in the Amcri ca? and National leagues. _. 'Chick" Ward, the voung infieldcr, ??ea* by the Brooklyn club in the *?oe. t,hat took Stengel and Cutshaw Pittsburgh, has forwarded his signed ?ntract to the Dodgers' office. That of J'mmy Johnston also has been re? ceived. Mmter.ia talk w?th "SHm" Caldwell, bit ? 1 U8gins has announced that the ig telegrapher will remain a member >-?? iankees' pitching staff. It was > 'trad?ea!d Ulat CaldWeU WaS tu be me,,fa'b ,oi tho new national agree wer. . ?, 8?ver?W organized baseball office, of lV%in- a bulletm from the reiarl t ,the national League by Sec ?Kt A H^dler yesterday, i to deal iat^eb?iL p1wer8 are determined m flt41 "?* *W? their, playera, despit* the abrogation by thein of the agreement with the Players' Fraternity, is proved by the incorporation in the national agree? ment of the various concessions made the players' organization in 1914. These may be summarized as follows: 1. Ten days' notice in writing must b? given a major league player when uncon? ditionally released, and five days to a Class AA or A player. '..'. When a player is released to another club written notice of the conditions of transfer must he furnished him. 3. In case all the conditions of a play? er's contract as agreed by the parties are not written into the contract, the player shall be declared a free agent, and the offending chlb or its manager (if the latter has b1^!! proved a party to the offence) hall he fine'l in amounts ranging from $500 to $100. I. Travelling expenses, including sleep? ers and meals en route, must be paid major league player? from their homes to training camps. ?'. A phi?or who has been in the major leagues for ten years cannot be released to a minor league except he is willing to make such transfer and all other major loHKiif clubs have waived on his services. 'i. Two new sections of the agreement cover the provisions restricting the send? ing of a player to a lower league before he has been offered to Class A A and A leagues, thus keeping him in the highest classification his skill may warrant. V. A copy of his contract, which shall bo considered an origina!, must be furnished the player. The period for drafting players fror: the minor leagues is now fixed fron September "0 to 25. This is five day: later than formerly. Tho cancellat.ot of any draft must be made now il twenty-four hours, instead of five days' as under the old rules. Clubs will no be allowed to have more than cigh players out under option at any time One important rule is that when : player is now purchased or repurtha:;e< from a class AA league he may remali with tho minor league club until th close of the season. Syracuse Five Defeats N.Y.U. By Big Margin Local Team Weakens in Second Half?Floyd Egan . Sprains Back The speedy Syracuse University basketball team added another victim to its long list in defeating New York University on the latter's court on University Heights last night, by a scoro of 30 to 15. Syracuse easily outplayed its opponents, but its inac? curate shooting at times for field bas? kets cost it many point3. The Violet live held the upstate play? ers down to a lead of 13 to 5 in tho first half, but were unable to follow the pace in the second period. New York caged five goals from the field to twelve for Syracuse. New York gave promise of furnish? ing something unexpected when it took the lead ct the outset of the game. The playing was hard and after the first live minutes of play Cronauer, the Syracuse left forward, hurt his eye and had to leave the game. This permitted Brickman to replace Cronauer and the move seemed to put new life into the team. Brickman then led the fight and his basket from the floor a minute afterward tied the score. From then on, the local five never kept pace with their opponents, al? though they kept the visitors on the go at all times. The splendid passing of the Syracuse five was more in evidence in the sec? ond period. Each player showed good floor work and immediately began to increase its iead over the New York five. The latter five was badly weak? ened when Floyd Egan, its guard, sprained his back and was forced to leavo the game. Dolly and Brickman then caged baskets consistently and the local team was left far behind. The line-up follows: PyraciMo (SO). Poslt.tr-n. New York ( 1 -''). Dolly .B. F. Marin ! Cronauer ._. F. St??nilierg Foster .C. Gardner Barker .KG. Egan Marcun .li. G. Baker Goals from field?Syracuse: Dolly (5). Brickman (4), Poster, (Barker (2). New York?Marin ('.'), Gardner (2). Egan. Goals from foul?Foster (6), Marin, Egan (4). Substitutes?Brlclcmaii for Cronauer, Eoenfeld for Baker. Referee?Tom Thorp. Columbia. Vrapire? Ed Thorp. De La Baila. Time of halTes?-Twenty minutes each. Xavier High Basketball Team Beats Rutgers The Xavier High School fiv? defeat? ed the Rutgers Prep., of New Bruns? wick, last night at New Brunswick by the overwhelming score of 36 to 10. O'Connell, centre of Xavier, won the game practically single-handed. He caged nine baskets from the field for a total of 18 points. The line-up and summary: Xa-rier. Position. Rutgers Prop. ?"avnnaugh.R. F.Macrm Carney.J* F.Echrode O'Connell.C.Harkins Mr.Nally.R. G.Fischt? Coffin.L. G.Brnaiiau Goals from field?O'Connell (91. Carney (4). <"a vanaugh (3), Kchrode (2), Macon. Dlttmer, Mo Nally, McMahon. (^loals from foul?Macon, Er.b rode. Substitutes?McMahon for <?avatiaugh. Hit lihy for McN'ally. Koclier for Fischlor, Dittmor fit L'clirode. Referee?Millar, Rutgers. Time of nalTcd ?'Z0 mlnuleti. Stevens Five Swamps Troy Poly on Court Stevens Tech easily defeated Rens selaer Poly on the former's court in Hoboken last night by a score of 46 to 19. Tho Troy five held Stevens down to a 17 to 10 lead in the first, half. The line-up follows: R. .PI. 119). Position. _teren?i46). living.1'. V.Rlei-ienbergei Rolmers.It. V.Eggei Rayiwr.?'. r.. .Carlr.oi Parrott.t.. G.t/apoini Richards.U. G.Hcandei Field goa'fi -Ewlng (">. Reimers (.). tlajnur farrott, Headdcn, Hleswiliergor (4), loggers (6) ?'arisen (.">), Hca/i'.icn ('?>. f?oalK from foul? Ewlng (5), Rtesenberger (V). Ueadden (3). Huf eiet>?Brown, Cornell. Timo of halves?20 m?nate* Tobin Stars on Court The Collegiate basketball team an? nexed a victory over the fast Franklii School quintet on the former's court yesterday afternoon by the score of '?I to 19. Collegiate won through the clev? erness of Bob Tobin, the star left guard, who entered the contest in the sec?n?) half, when he substituted foi Page. ? i -? Dartmouth Seven Wins AMHERST, Mass., Feb. 9.?Dart? mouth defeated Massachusetts Agri? cultural College at hockey, .'"! to 0, to? day. Murphy, rover of the Dartmouth team, was too fast for the "Aggies" defence, lie scored two goals in the first seven minutes, and the third iv. eleven minutes. Ted Cann, Crack Swimmer, Earns War Hero's Medal Barely twenty years old, Tedford H. Cann, is to-day the possessor of a hero medal awarded by Secretary of the Navy Daniels for an act of heroism while he was serving aboard the U. S. S. May, a patrol boat, in for? eign waters. Cann was honored on the recommendation of N. A. McCully, com? mander of the May, which is the flag? ship of the squadron. The recommendation of Commander N. A. McCully to Secretary Daniels follows: In accordance with the recommen? dation of commanding officer, U. S. S. May, contained in his letter re? garding the flooding of the U. S. S. May, the recommendation for the medal of honor for Tedford II. Cann i is approved. His prompt recognition of an emer- ; gency, his cheerful risk of his life and his extraordinary heroism in entering the water with the ship roll? ing heavily, finding the leak and stopping it, deserves, in my opinion, a medal of honor. Tedford is the son of Frank H. Cann, physical director of New York University, who also-has another-eon? Howard G. Cann, serving his country. When the United States entered the war early last year, the Cann brothers, who were pursuing their studies ?t New York University, enlisted in the Naval Reserve. Being one of the newest stars of the aquatic world of this city, Tedford was assigned t" the naval station at Ben sonhurst, Brooklyn. He spent many clays teaching the recruits the funda? mentals of the swimming art, being ably assisted by several other local swimmers. Tedford gained his swimming and football knowledge while attending the High School of Commerce, where, as a schoolboy, he gave promise of earning more worid-famous honors by creating several swimming records. Officials of the New York Athletic Club, always prompt to help out the schoolboys of the city, invited him to become a member of the Winged Foot club. There, uml^r the capable handling of experienced aquatic experts, Tedford developed into a swimming phenom. He at present holds five swimming championships: the 100-yard national and 100, 220, 440 and 880 yard Metro? politan Association indoor titles. In addition he holds the world's 50-yard junior record and the American 250 and 300-yard records. ' Crescent A. C. econd Team Squash Leaders The players comprising Team No. 2 cot away to a clean start in their two matches of eight-man combinations in the squash tennis tournament between the. members of the Crescent Athletic Club, Brooklyn, yesterday. The squad is captained by Norman F. Torrence, the veteran. Torrence's team first defeated Team No. 1, led by Leonard Brooks, and later vanquished Team No. ?r>, which is captained by G. E. Cruse. The latter'3 team met with two other reverses dur? ing the day, also losing to Brooks's team and to Team No. 3, led by Mon? tague M. Sterling. The fifth match proved a victory for Brooks's No. 1 team over Sterling's No. 3 squad. Horace Mann Beats Morristown Five Horace Mann School defeated Mor? ristown School in a free scoring bas? ketball game on the Horace Mann court, yesterday by a score of 51 to 31. The players on each team showed a keen eye for baskets, Horace Mann caging a to'tal of 22, while Morristown got, 13. The winners gained a lead of "G to II in the first half and easily in? creased this advantage in the subse? quent period, when the Morristown boys tired. Eden and Sch?fer, the Horace Mann forwards, scored a total of 33 points between them, while Searles, with 17, was the Morristown individual star. The line-up follows: flnrace Majin (31) FuslUon. Morristown (.'(1) L'dor.L. V.r.aurr Sch?fer.n. Y.MJche?elder ruHejn.<J.Do <Jr:iot Marks.t?. G.S?;aric?> Bur-bridge.It. G.Gaution Goals from flclrl?Hor&eo Mann: Kder <?). Sch?fer (Oj, Pullcyn (4), Marita (','?), Rurtiri?^-. IUistima.n. Morristown: Bauer (2), MlcheifB.tor |4), Kc-ariea (0), tlarinon. tioaJs from foul?l?der. i7>, ?Searlew i"'. Refere?? Ed Thorp. De La !;allc. Timo ct haJveo?'JO minute?. ? -?-' Middies Defeat Lehigh Wrestlers ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 9. -The bouts between the Navy and the Lehigh wrestlers hero this afternoon were moro spirited than the cold figures show, though Lehigh was defeated by a score of "5 to 4. The Bethlehemites would have lost every event but for Bovier's good work in the 125-pound class. He won a decision victory over Wyatt after a long tusslp. A proof of the evenness of the matches is found in the fact that seven of the bouts went to the full limit of nine minutes, and two resulted in falls. The falls were gained by the Navy in the light and heavy weight classes. 125-pound class?Ansel (113 pounds), Nary, gained decision over Reynolds (123 rounds.1, Lo hlgh. 135-pound class?Sctier, T? high, gained de cislon over Wyatt. Navy, atvl Erson, Nan', gained deoJ.-liin over Wucr*. Lehigh. 143-pound class? Swansford, Navy, gained decision over Johnson, Lehigh. US-pound class?Redman, -Navy, gained decision over Latlmer. I?elilgli. 175-nouud class Gail Anderson won from Manly. Lehigh. bv a. fall In 7 minutes 13 aeonds. using a half-nelson and arm-lock hold. Unlimited weight clas?? Maichle. Navy, won from Booth. Lehigh, by a faU In 1 minute 19 seconds, using a half-nelson and body hold. Referee?Frank Lynch, of Balti? more. ?? Miss Thurston Wins in Pinehurst Golf Final PINEHURST, N. C, Feb. 9. -The St. Valentine tournament ?it Pinehurst was brought, to an end to-day by the playing of the final in the special con? solation eight in which Miss Gertrude Thurston, of Westharnpton, Long Island, defeated Mrs. David Carll, of New Ro? chelle. Mrs. Charles H. Newcomb, of Phila? delphia, carried off the Annie Oakley trophy for the week with a winning target of 123 out of 150 in the women's xifie contest? . ._. _. . ? ._ S Miss Bjurstedt at Best In Victory Over Miss Goss By Fred Hawthorne <Jn defeating M?S3 Eleanor Goss by a score of 6?1, 6?1 yesterday afternoon in the final round of the women's an? nual invitation lawn tennis tournament at the Heights Casino, in Brooklyn, Miss Molla Bjurstedt, national woman champion, gave the spectators a most impressive demonstration of tho won? derful heights to which she. can raise her gamo when the mood is on her. Strong and courageous a player as Miss Goss has shown herself to be, the great champion from Norway lit? erally swept all opposition aside by the fury of her attack arid the amazing speed with which she leaped about her ccurt. So swiftly did "Marvellous Molla's" returns como back over the net that her opponent had no chance to get into position, as a rule, and was always attempting to do tho impossible. She did well to get tho two gamc3 that came to her. To make the sway of Norway su? preme, Miss Bjurstedt, paired with Mrs. Johan Rogge, her girlhood friend from the Northland, had defeatec ! Mrs. David C. Mills and Miss Marie Wagner, national indoor champion ccrlier in tho day, by a score of 6?2 6- 1, in the final round of the. women'; | doubles. In the second set Mrs. M?h ?and her partner threatened, for a time t'j put up a bitter struggle, but thej ! were uneqiml to the task and wer? j forced to bow to superior speed anc ?skill. Pros Defeat Amateurs Following these two matches, th? spectators were treated to a scintill?t t it'g doubles match between Harry Mc Neal, the. Casino professional, an? Jimmy Burns, the Rockaway Hun Club pro, on the one side, and Fred i erick B. Alexander, internationalist o ! h i. vis Cup fame, and Harold A. Throck morton, former national interscholasti title holder, on the other. Tho ama S teurs were defeated after four des ! perate sets bv a score of 1? 6, 6?4 II -9, 6 -3. Throckmorton, who had left a sick bod to play for the benefit of the Rei 1 Cross fund at the Casino, was brillian j in the extreme during the early part o tho match, but the pace, was too mucl Mor a man in his condition arid h weakened perceptibly toward the last ?Had he been able to hold his form t the end, he and Alexander might hav reversed the result. Taking the match from first point t last, Alexander's work stood out abov that of the other three players. Th "old master" always held a leadin ? part in tho lightning volleying at th I net, and tho play of his racquet fror every position in thu court was ever ! dominant factor. McNeal nnd Burn? continued to in 1 prove, as the match lengthened. Whil ; in the first set they were cleanly out ; played by the amateurs, who wer ! playing their shots with such splendi ' depth as to make it impossible for th j opposing pair to work their way iusid I the service court line, in the aecon | and succeeding sets they forced tb i net position simultaneously, wit | deadly effect. Burns fell down on many half-vo I leys at first, but after he once got int ? position for sharp overhead vollej ! and smashes he cannonaded the ba I through the openings with trcmendoi | speed. McNeal, too, had his flights of wih I ness. His severe service was often r ' sponsiblo for double faults, and 1 times he seemed to gauge the lengt ; of the court poorly, but later 1 ' steadied AJid began to reel otf tl ; mo;,t dazffin? of ?.harp-angled voile ing shot.-*, that almost dclied return. Large Crowd Attended The largest crowd of the week s 1 about the court surface and in tl .windows of the gallery above durit ? the playing of the matches. Chief i ; terest centred in the meeting betwe? ?Miss Bjurstedt and -Miss Goss, t ?there wp?e many present ?_?q bdiev The Point Score FIRST SET Pts. G. Mis? Bjurstedt.4 4 4 2 4 4 4?26 6 Misa Goss.2 2 2 4 0 1 0?11 1 STROKE ANALYSIS Nets. Outs. PI. S*. D.f. Miss Bjurstedt .... 2 5 9 0 0 Miss Goss. 9 6 3 1 2 SECOND SET PU. G. Miss Bjurstedt 4 9 4 7 4 4 4?36 6 Miss Goss.0 11 2 5 0 0 1?19 1 STROKE ANALYSIS Nets. Outs. PI. S.a. T>J. Miss Bjurstedt ... 11 4 9 0 1 Miss Goss. 14 11 3 0 2 RECAPITULATION Nets. Oute. PI. S.tuD_. Miss Bjurstedt ... 13 9 18 0 1 Miss Goss.23 1/ 6 1 4 the latter would force the great Nor? wegian to her limit to win. And then, of course, Miss Bjurstedt'3 dashing personality on the court is a I never failing magnet for followers of ' lawn tennis. I Julian S. Myrick, acting president I of the United States National Lawn | Tennis Association, umpired the match, i which went with a snap and a zest not i often seen in women's tennis. Miss Goss began the service and lost the | first- point by overdriving tho base line I on her own return. A net by Miss Bjurstedt and a splendid service ace by Miss Coss were, the only points the challenger got in this game. The champion, sending over two terrific 'cross-court drives?one off the fore-j hand and the other off the backhand ? for two placement aces, took the first game. The next two games went to the j Norse girl, who was going at an in? vincible pace. It was noticable even | I thus early in the match that Miss Gcss : was bewildered and discouraged by the I small respect Miss Bjurstedt showed j | for her opponent's remarkably severe service. Against tho average woman j I player this service is more often than ; j not good for an ace, and allows Misa : Goss to get within volleying distance ] ? of the net. But nothing like thai, hap ' pened yesterday. The champion mef. i the ball with a tremendous forehand ! sweep of the racquet ?nd sent it - hurtling back with astounding speed, ? either down the side lines or else di j rectly to Miss Goss's feet, as the lat.ee ' came in on the run from the base lir.e. Swept to Defeat by Speed It was speed, superlative and unvar.v ' ing, that was sweeping the American J girl down to defeat. She, showed a fatal hesitancy?or it may have been timidity?in rushing the net in the face o." the rapid-fire drives and volleys Hint Miss Bjurstedt continually laincd through the court. The only way to check the champion, as she war; going i yesterday, was to meet speed with equal ! speed, and this Mis? Goss was not able ( to do. Another thing that was plainly dem? onstrated in yesterday's match was ? that any opponent who hopes to hold the Norwegian girl nafe must be ; equipped with sound and forceful j ground strokes. This was Miss Goss's greatest handicap, for she was rarely able to force an opening before at? tempting the net position. The fourth game brought a fleeting hope to the friends of the younger player, for she won it when the cham? pion showed a streak of wildness. The last point here was recorded as an "out" by Miss Bjurstedt, although as a matter of fact the Norse queen scored a line-cutting ace. The last three games were featured by a series of dazzling placement aces | by tho national champion, who wa? ? constantly shooting the ball past Miss J Goss aa the latter dashed for the net. The most sensational game of the : match came in the second session ot | the second set, when deuce was calle?! ; reven times before Miss Goss finally won on her own service. Miss Bjur? stedt scored five placement aces, but her errors were also frequent. There? after the champion swept ahead with ever increasing speed and power, tak? ing the lastvthree games with the losj , o? ?nix oao point, _. Fordham Nine To Play Series With Columbia The Columbia and Fordha/n nines will meet in a two-game baseball series thi3 spring, it was announced yester? day. Last season only ono gamo was arranged, and this was abandoned on account of the war. Since 1914 a home arid-homo scries ha3 been played, which has generally decided the city title. Before 1914 one game was played, and this was staged on Fordham Field. The count is about even in the matter of defeats and victories since the rivals first met, a score of years ago. The two colleges will be represented by new and inexperienced nines this season, and although the games will be played in ! April, before the teams swing into their proper stride, the rivalry promises to ! be as keen as in former years. The opening tussle will be played on Fordham Field on April 10, and will probably bo the initial contest of the, season for brjth teams. South Field will be the scene of the second engage? ment, on April '27. Joseph E. Kinsley, manager of base? ball at Fordham University, announced yesterday that eighteen games had al? ready been booked for the coming sea? son. Only one game will be played with Georgetown, and this will be the banner attraction on the slate, being played on Fordham Field on Memorial Day. Because Georgetown is not in a posi? tion to offer home games the. prospec? tive ?Southern trip of the Maroons will likely be called off. Two of the live games expected to be played on the tour were to be contested with the Washington collegians. Although no coach has been selected, it is likely that practice will start a week from to-morrow. Every position on the team is open except pitcher, where McQuade and Finn, of the 1917 nin.e should be able to handle the situ? ation. Owing to the fact that a new team will have to be built, unusual ef? forts will be made to induce a largo squad of candidates to come out for the nine. Plympton Wins Squash Match From Morgan BOSTON", Feb. 9.?Play in the first round of the Massachusetts Squash Racquet Association's patriotic tourna? ment was completed to-day. The hai '.? est fought match was that in which T. B. Plympton, of the Boston Athletic Association, defeated L. W. Morgan, o" Harvard. The score was IS?1(3, 15?11, 6?15, 10?15, 15?13. Other first round matches, in addi? tion to those finished yesterday, re? sulted as follows: F. S. Kellogg, Harrnrd. dr-'ea'-d L T.. Grren. Harvard. 18?10, IS?12, 15?8; I\ Nichols, lia: - Tard, defeaic-1 .1. V. Rice, Harvanl, 15?2, Jr.?8, 15?6: K. IJndfej. Harvard, defeated K. (i. Wajt. Harvard. 12?15, 15?9, 15?12, IS?10: *. L Dtrrens, Harvard. ilefrat<i.l A. !.. Kent, Lfjieu Al Mamaux to Meet Squire Ebbets Tuesday I Al Mamaux, the pitcher, who was ob? tained by the Brooklyn club in an ex? change of players with the Pittsburgh club, is to come here next Tuesday to talk over matters with Charles H. Eb? bets, sr., president of the Dodgtrs. Mamaux wired Mr. Ebbets yesterday that he was ready to talk over terms. Mamaux contends that his contract with the Pittsburgh club run3 through I the season of 1918. According to tile j Brooklyn officials, Barney Dreyfuss, president of the Pirates, iias not yet j acquainted Mr. Ebbets with tiiis al ; leged fact. Whitted Placed in Class A DURHAM, N. C, Feb. 9.?George Whitted, outfielder of the Philadelphia Nationals, has been placed in Class A and called for physical examination by the local exemption board. He claimed no exemption. If he passed the exam? ination ha probably will ba called this , month? Spotts Shows Rare Form in Trap Shoot Wins High Scratch Gun With! 96 Out of 100 at Travers Island Competition By J. S. Mitchel Ralph L. Spotts, the ex-national amateur champion, gave a rare display of clay bird shattering at tho Travers Island traps yesterday by winning tho high, scratch gun, and incidentally knocking daylight through a grand total of 9G birds out of the possible 100. The exhibition showed that the na* tlonal titleholdcr of two years ago has his aiming eye at a real sharp focus, and he should bo a hard .nan to beat in the big shoot next April. The weather conditions were unfavora? ble to high scoring, l'h?re was a nasty drizzle, and the light was poor. Spotts had a "straight" on hia first visit to Trap No. 1. and the gallery, such as it was, thought he was ?n for a clean break of a century, but he dropped two at No. 4 trap, else he should inevitably have hung up the record of 08 for the season. The day's shoot had a peculiar angle to it, for although Spotts got the high scratch gun prize he was not the real high gun of the day. A shooter named 0. Newsome, who hails from Hartford, Conn., and who has heretofore shot well in the championships, startled the onlookers and, of course, the shooters, by cracking out a grand total of 9?. Not being a member, he shot from scratch, and, according to the rules of tho New York A. C. was ineligible to figure for the medal. Lawrence Sprung Surprise The surprise of the day was the work of T. H. Lawrence, who pushed Spotts hard for the honors,'and finally earned I second place, with a total of 94. Eleven tied for tho high handicap j gun, with full tallies of 100. To de i cide the prize, a shoot-off of 25 bird? j was ordered, and it was cleverly won ! by Matt Webb. . The battle for the minor trophies ! brought out some warm work- Th? ? Travers Island trophy fell to W. B. Ogden, and as the total for the Haslin j cup, the next event, came into the I decision, Ogden broke -?9 for the two ! events. Frank B. Stephensou captured . the leg on the llaslin cup with a i "straight." In the club cup, Martin ! and Stein won legs with "straights," ? and "straights" credited legs in the ! accumulation cup for Donovan and j McVoy. Kew Event on Programme A new race has been added io the programme by the athletic committee. It is called the "benefit trophy," and is a progressive race. The prize is a box at the club benefit, to be given at the Hippodrome on March 10, the proceeds of which will go to buy ath? letic fixtures for the different training camps. W. B. Ogden was tho high gun yesterday. The scores follow: T. T. Hasllu ?Tl'ib Acv.u. BiTiir-'- b Shooter?. Trophy. Cup. Cup. Cup. h'oap. Dr. <}. H. MarMn 2-25 1-2.3 1-25 ?-24 P2-10-100 W. Ji. Delehamy. 6-25 4-25 :>--"'? 5-25 87-20-101 A. 1?. liemiclt... 2-13 2-23 2-2.! 2-24 f.n-12- ?>* T'r. Lo H. f\i!*er 2-23 2-21 2-25 2-25 87- 9- B8 I!. n. Drlwlier.. 6-25 6-23 6-23 6.."! 73-25- 9? R. Jj. Spotte. 0-25 1-25 1 25 0-23 96- S-10'? I). F. Mc.MaJioii. 2-25 2-20 2-22 2-25 S4-10. 01 W. C. Bowers... 4-25 4-24 4-2'? 4-:"/ S!?-l4-lft0 IF. B. ^tpplieiiAun 1-23 1-25 0-22, 1-24 ?-2- 6- J? W. B. Og-leii_ 2-25 0-23 0-24 2-24 Hl-10-1? G. M. Lca.'.k. 4-25 4-21 0-21 4-25 62-1,-1' IJ P. Donovan.. 0-21 1-23 0-23 0-?5 91-6-97 | M. McAvov. Jr... 0-22 0-23 1-23 1-25 W- r>-l?V? T. H. Lawrence.. 2-24 2 25 2-25 2-25 94-12-10?" I M. Webb . 3 24 ?-22 3-25 3-24 fi-15-lOI? C. Stein . 2-21 2-25 2-25 2-25 93-12-100 ?I. H. Morse. 2 25 2-23 2-21 2-22 ?3-10- ?;: IF. M. Wilson_ ?.-25 4 23 5-22 5-25 79-19-98 \\V, \V. I'etem_ 4-23 4-25 4-25 4-35 63-20-100 I W. S. Silkwoith.. 1-24 6-22 0-22 1-24 ?r?-)0- 9? IF. 1!. Williamson 020 6 20 0-25 6-22 (.7-25- '.'.' ?;. 7. McCutcheon G-25 6-21 6-25 b-2 : 71-22-83 O. ?. GrinneU... 2-24 2-25 2-2-. 2-23 60-12-100 F. A Df.vlB. o.i? 0-20 0 IS 0-20 76- 0- 7"i ,11. Kollor.?1-17 0-1'i 0-16 0-19 ',1-11-.I ??II. Winchester.. 0-23 0-23 0-31 0-22 in- o- fc? \V. Newsome. 0-21 0-.'> v-:.. 0-2". f?9-0- 90 I". L. Solomon .. ?' 20 O-H 0-22 Oli 75- <?- 75 IF. ,T Hum. jr.. . S 25 S 22 3-25 0-23 R3-14- 97 ; W. G. Allen. 0-22 0-23 0 23 0-17 65- 0- 1- '< 1.1 H Tnimbell.. 0-!s 0-23 n 21 0 ! 3 80- 0- 80 lit. Wllniott. 0 21 0-23 0-23 0-23 !(0- 0- 90 ; F. W. Fullerton.. 0-18 0-18 0-20 0-21 '.7- 0- 77 ! ?rrorc?sl?iaJ. ?t Farah Best Scorer In Hockey League Byrne Farah, the star i over of the i Poly. Prep, septet, i.-; leading the Pub 1 lie Schools Athletic League hockey ; championship tournament in goal scor? ing. The rc,d-!iaircd youngster ha3 ?cored seven : goals, almost doubling Ithc number of his nearest rival for titu I lar hours in individual point scoring. The Canadian puck chaser's nearest j rivals are U. Betting, who covers tho right wing position for Erasmus Hall i High School, and Sherman, his team i mat?, who plays the l?ft wing position. ' Both Dotting and Sherman have caged | four goals. Botting's brother, Vincent, ; holds seventh place. ? Three players aro tied for fourth i place. Bobby Hall, the Erasmus Hall I cover, point, who has sprung a great I sensation in the hockey field by h>s ! hr?liaiu. performances, \i tied with Sadler, New Utrecht's rover, and Bick nells, who plays left wing position for Flushing. Each of the players in the triplo tic La., ca^ed the rubber disk . ?jit three occasions. Ice Yachts to Resume Racing on Shrewsbury P.ED BANK, N. J., leb. 9.?With the melting of the snow by to-day's rain indications point to favorable weather conditions, which 'will permit of a re? sumption of ice yacht racing on tho North Shrewsbury on Monday and tho holding of the ice carnival on Tuesday. Rube White was out in hts Moonlight, Henry Applegate in his Vim, and Jack Conover was also sailing his iceboat to-day. The ice is fourteen inches thick and the ?now i, rapidly disap? pearing. Weather permitting, Lincoln's Birth? day will be a-big day of sports on th?? river, with skating, ice yacht and tail skat.- facet featuring. A large number of Signal Corp.- sol ! diets from Camp Vail will compete in individual and relay races. An iceboat ? race for lady ??kippera is planned, to ' gether with events for Boy Scouts, high. j school girls and boys and open con 1 tests. Entries have been received from various sections of the county.