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Engineers Setting Fast
Pace With Basketball
Stevens Five Undefeated in
Ten Games Played So
Far This Season
The basketball team of Stevens Insti
tute of Technology, of Iloboken, looms j
up as the logical claimant of the chant- I
pionship among the smaller institu?
tion', of the East for the ser.son of
1917-'18. The New Jersey five, a well
balanced and aggressive unit, has en- J
gaged in ten games to date and has ?
yet to leave the court with the small
end of the score.
John A. Davis, tho conch, has taken
great pains in drilling the fundamen?
tals of the game into the players. Each
member of the five knows his business,
with the result that the combination
is a speedy moving one.
Although such big college teams as
Yale, Pennsylvania and Princeton do :
not grace the schedule of the Iloboken >
five, the team has taken into camp a
number of strong opponents. Dart- !
mouth, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Con- :
nccticut Aggies and Worcester Acad?
emy are some of the victims already on
the Stevens ledge:. In all ten vic?
tories the Stevens player.? piled up
commanding scores, three of the games
having been won with tallies over the
Team Strong in Subs
The team is made up of Frank Riesen?
berger, the captain, and Egger. as right
and left forwards, respectively, with
Carlson, centre, and La Pointe and
Headdcn, respectively rieht and left
guards. Many good substitutes are
forced to watch the progress of the I
contests from tho side line::, anil when?
ever ??riven the opportunity of getting:
into the game acquit, themselves ad- ?
Riesenberger has been playing a
creditable game from the opening of I
the season, displaying an ability to
cage the ball for field goals from* any !
angle on the playing court. His floor-1
work is also on the sensational order, |
as he is exceedingly elusive when :
handling the ball.
Egger is a capable mate for the cap- ?
tain. He is fast on his feet, and not I
far behind Riesenberger in the number
o? field goals thrown into the net in j
the games thus far played.
Many of the students of the engi?
neering college are of the opinion that
in Riesenberger and Egger the insti
tution can boast of two of the .speediest j
playing forwards in this section of the |
country. In addition to their aggres- !
sivenesa in carrying the fight into the !
enemy's territory, the pair can always j
be found in th ; thick of the fight,
breaking up the passing of their rivals.
Carlson, the centre, can be depend
? ?1 upon to outjump his rival player
and to slap the ball deftly at a team?
mate so as to carry the attack into
the rival team's territory. Carlson
ltas been a big aid to the team in
pilitij; tip its scores, by caging the
majority of his chances from the foul
Headdcn Good Scorer
Headden, the roving guard, has shot
home many field goals in addition to
breaking up the passing of oppo?
nents with Lu Pointe, the other- guard.
La Pointe is looked upon as the head?
iest player of the team, and in a great
many instances has frustrated the at?
tempts to cage field goals in the shadow
of the Stevens basket.
Drexel Institute, of Philadelphia, has
twice bowed to the prowess of the
Stevens five, by scores of 52 to 8 and
4!? to 29. Temple Institute, t.lso of
Philadelphia, has met a similar fate,
by scores of .':>r> to 14 and 45 to 31.
Bensselaer Poly, the strongest team
yet to face Stevens, mot with an utter
rout by a score of 4G to 19.
With the ten games already played
the Stevens players have accumulated
a point total of 456, against 194 for
tho opposing fives.
Seton Hall Prep Loses
To St. Ann's Quintet
On 'the Seton Hall Prep court, at
Orange, N. J., yesterday, the. St. Ann'f
Academy, of Brooklyn, defeated the
Seton Hall Prep, in a basketball game
by the score of 19 to 18. Left forward
Sweeney starred for the winner's cag?
ing two field p-oals and five goals front
fouU while Mulqueen, the right foi
ward, played a brilliant game for Seton
Hall, tallying two field goals and eleven
goals from foul.
The line-up and summary:
S!. Ann's Academy. .Position. Beton Hall
<lo_U from Hold?Mulqueen, 2; Sweeney, _
Burke r?; Feldkamp, Sheridan, White Goal? from
fml? Mulritieni, in; Sweeney, 5. Referee- Haley.
Seton ll_U. Time o? lialrt*-?Fifteen minutes.
The Points Score
Steven?. 52 Oresel . 8
Steven??. 35 Delaware. 14
Stevens. 49 Drexel . 2!)
Stevens. ?0 Temple . 19
Stevens. 29 Hartmouth . 16
Stevens. 45 Temple. 31
St??ven<?. P2 ConiO Airjries. . . 22
Stevens. 46 Mass. Aft-gies. . . 18
Stevens. 42 Worcester . 18
Stevens. 46 Hens.sclu.er . 19
Ganley to Meet
Mullins in Big
ANOTHER rich squash tennis
plum has been acquired
by the Apawamii Country
Club, of Rye, N. Y. Announce?
ment was made yesterday that
William F. Ganley, New York
Athletic Club, and James J. Mul?
lins, Racquet and Tennis Club,
will play a match on the West
ehester courts on Washington's
Birthday afternoon. While the
gate receipts will go to the squash
tennis Red Cross fund the men\
will also back their skill with a
The referee has not as yet been
agreed upon, but the names ol
Walter A. Kinsella, Stephen J.
Feron and James T. Reid have
been mentioned for the position.
The Apawamis members are sure
to witness a hard match, as Mul?
lins has been bent on revenge
since his defeat by Ganley re?
cently after five games.
MLDDLETOWN, Conn., Feb. 10. -
Wesleyan won the swimming meet j
from the Springfield Y. M. C. A. Col
lege this afternoon by a score of 34
| to 16. The visitors showed up ?strong- ?
ly in the dive and the plunge, Beier
. winning tho former and Ladd the lat- |
in the (lushes Wesleyan excelled,
j with Woodruff and Berrien as the chief
'? performers. The relay was also
captured by Wesleyan, after a close
! struggle. Thompson won handily in
the 220-yard event in 2 minutes and 59
The summary :
Relay Won bj We.slc.van (Borrien. Peck, Bower,
woodruff); Springfield (Moyer, Beier, Bond, Lin
don i, sei "i il. Time, l :32,
Dive Won by Belcr, Springfield; Livingstone,
Sprl gfleld, secoud; Spear, Wesleyan, third.
50-iafd swim?Won by Woodruff, Wesleyan;
Bower, Wesleyan, second; Livingstone, Springfield,
third, limo, 0:21. !
220-yard dash Won by Thompson, Wesleyan;
reck, Wesleyan, second; Bond. Springfield, Uiinl. i
Time. 2:58 |
1 n Won hy Ladd, Springfield; Guibord, Weg- I
leyan. second; Wenner, Wesleyan, third. Distance,
10f/-yard dash?Won by Berrien, Wesleyan;
Woodruff Wesleyan, bccoiuI; Livingstone, Sprln;;
Ueld. third. Timo, l:? i
Judges of diving?Professors Uowland and Nicol- i
'?-' i ? Mr. I.niii. Timers Professors Hewitt,
Ni 'lsoi and t?o? ind, Starter -Mr. Liun. An-,
liouucer?Mr. Harlinan. Scorer?Air. J??:??*.
Clason Point Five Wiiris
From Brooklyn Prep
The Clason Toint Military Academy !
defeated tho Brooklyn Prep five in a I
basketball game at Clason l'oint yes?
terday by the score of 32 to 10. This i
was the twelfth consecutive victory for!
the cadets this season. At the end of
the first half Clason Point was lead?
ing by a count of ~0 to 4.
Ti'? line-up and summary: .
Clason Point (32), Position . Brooklyn Prep (10). I
Cuneo .L. V.Ollourko !
Iloctor .?'.Ka; hman
II. Helb .I?. G.. .Flvi
F. Vziiag.1.K. <;.Sweeney
Goal? rroiu Held Uoclor (1), ??.ricura i-li, Cuneo
(4) Flvi -i ('? . !'? K . ' ), O'lloiirlio. Wade.
Goals ?rom foul i! icl'ir Hi, Substitutions- K,
foi ?: Kelly llcfereo llowlett, Manhattan
College, Time of periods- 20 and 15 minutes.
Soccer Game To-day
Because of the improvement in the
weather for the last few days, tho
United States Football Association will
make an attempt to briiur oil' the re?
play between the New York Football
Club and the Scottish-Americans of
Newark at Lenox Oval this afternoon.
Boxing News and Notes
-By FRED HAWTHORNE
It was soupless Saturday night, and
we were feeling correspondingly de?
pressed and dry when a swift courier
?they're always swift, even when they
v/car the letters A. D. T. on their hats;
?lashed up to our desk and reined up his
"What ho, a message!" he gasped as
we tore the papers from his nerveless
grasp and gave the letter the up ami
down. We shuddered ns we thought o I
what might have happened if the cour?
ier had been waylaid and slain on lib
wild ride to Park Row and the lettei
bad never reached our bands, for tin
note was from the dauntless chevaliei
When Dan-Yell speaks the squirrels
stop their chattering and the simian;
in the zoo stop rattling the bars ol
their cage and listen. McKetrick'i
moving finger writes (on his helpless
typewriter,? as follows:
"1 have taken over the manage?
ment of Phil Franchini, former
amateur bantamweight champion
Franchini is the equal of any bantam
in the world to-day. I stand prepared
to back this statement.
"Franchini is the real bantam con?
tender, and would be considered as
such by the fans and fistic experts
bad he been properly exploited.
Franchini has whipped Benny Val
Wr, Billy Bevan, Freddie Haefflinger,
Benny Coster, Abe Friedman, Benny
McCoy, Frankie Daly, Johnny Rus?
sell and G?orgie Adams.
"franchini recently fought three
contests under the name of Phil
gagner, earning victories over
Haefflinger, Bevnn and Valgar. In
the future he will box under his
Pr?Per name of PHIL FRANCHINI.
I am ready to maleh Franchini
ag*inst all the bantams; being a le
: gi^imate bantam, he will box any one
ut tho bantam limit."
There is food for thought, if pot
for squirrels, in what Pan-Yell writes.
; I^et us crack the shell and pick out
t the kernel. No, don't shake the tree,
1 Paula, there's plenty for everybody.
I Wo don't recollect ever having seen
Franchini fight, but it might have been
\ Wagner we were watching. This light?
er, or these two lighters, suffered a
change of name so frequently in the
last two years that it is difficult to
keep an accurate tally. It strikes us.
however, that when Franchini found
i he couhl not beat his opponents under
; one name, he switched to the other.
Some nights, as Franchini, he was a
wild and shaggy bear. On other even
, ings, as Wegner, he was as a lamb
, le<\ to the slaughter, and vice versa
; We don't know what tho exact count
! is to-day, but from McKetrick's choie?:
! of names it looks as if the Franchinif
had'it by a comfortable plurality.
It is possible, as Dan-Yell says, tha'
Franchini would be considered th<
i REAL bantam contender if he had beer
1 properly exploited. If that is all tha
1 has been lacking in Phil's equipmen
j heretofore, all the other bantams ii
the world might just as well thro?
! away their gloves and join knittinj
What McKetrick doesn't know abou
i EXPLOITING can be printed on tin
business point of a needle, with pleut;
of space left to run a picture layoul
Phil Franchini is threatened with th?
most virulent case of acute exploita
tion that any man ever went througl
and survived. Had the Kaiser had th
foresight to enlist Dan-Yell as hi
manager at the start of tho war, th
world would have been turned into on
giant turnverein by now and all u
men folk would has? been scolding ou
wives at the breakfast table beau:
the frankfurters were done a bit to
much on one side?
These Boys Have Made a Great Basketball Record for Stevens I
The classification of the hirrn schools
for Pennsylvania's twenty-fourth an?
nual relay carnival on April 26 ind 27
has been completed and the invitations
to tho various schools sent out. The
management desires to add that if any
high schools not mentioned on the list
wish to compete they will receive an
invitation if they write promptly to ihe
University of Pennsylvania A. A.
Though these invitations havo been
out only a day or two, quite a few
entries have been received, and it looks
i as it' there, would bo just as large a
number of high schools as last year,
if not more, on the list. In 1917 there
were about a hundred and fifty teams
from the high schools, for which eigh?
teen races wcro on the two days' pro?
gramme. This is an enormous number.
In fact, the relay carnival is unique.
It attracts more colleges than aro to
be found at any other meet. It also
has a larger number of preparatory
schools represented than at any ether
The preparatory schools promise to
make a new record this season, as they
are entering in greater numbers than
ever before. Already all the schools in
the Interacademic A. A. of Philadelphia
have entered their championship event.
Mcreersburg sent in its entry yesterday !
for the preparatory school champion- j
ship, and Coach Curren hopes this sea?
son to turn tho tables on Exeter and
carry oil' this event.
The invitations for the Philadelphia
grammar and parochial schools will be
sent out some time next week after
?their classification has been completed.
The grammar schools entered almost in
a body last year, but much better work
could be done by the parochial schools.
Tt is hoped that the parochial school
superintendent will give this matter
some special attention, so that these
schools can be litly represented.
Yale Wrestlers Win
From Columbia Team
The Yale wrestling team defeated the
Columbia wrestlers in the Columbia
gymnasium last night by a score of 22
points to .'!.
Kosenzweig, Columbia's bantam, was
the only member of the local team to
score a victory. He defeated ?Tames,
of Yale, in the 115-pound class on ref?
The summary of the other matches
12.r?-pound class?Woodford, Yale, beat Wolf, Co- j
):i,-?-pound class?.Tones, Ya.le. heat Thompson. Co- ,
luinlila, by ?t full, in 2:30.
14,1-pound class?Gray, Yale, beat Barrlsh, Co
i:>: pound class?Moad, Y nie, beat Jensen, Co?
lumbia, by ?i lull, ii? 1:15.
173-pouml class?Avery, Yale, beat Zyklinskl, i
Columbia, by a fall, in 1:45.
L'nliin.I class- Gait, Yale, bent Captain Herd?
er, Columbia, by a lull, in 2:40.
Former Harvard Centre
Joins Aviation Service
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. IG. Don?
ald J. Wallace, former 'varsity centre
and coach of tho Harvard '21 football i
team, has been ordered to Atlanta to'
prepare for tho aviation service. An- j
other Harvard athlete has been added
to the rolls of the Naval Cadet School i
here in the person of Harrie IT. Had-,
mun, who captained tho 191G football
Fordham Loses Star
Ath?ete in Frisch
Fordham University lost its most \
valuable athlete yesterday when Frank
Frisch, the versatile treshman, left
college. Frisch announced to a friend i
yesterday that he intended to join the j
aviation corps of the United States j
Frisch, who proved himself one of1
tho best scholastic athletes in New j
York while a member of Fordham i
Prep teams for three years, made hi.?
debut as a 'varsity performer last fall |
or. the Maroon eleven. Although a '
torn muscle kept him out of the prin?
cipal games of the year, Frisch showed
good form and gave every indication !
of developing into a gridiron sjar u
the first magnitude, lie was a clever
dodger arid a fast runner and flefen
sively was one of the best players on ?
Harvard and Dartmouth
To Hold Shoot by Wire
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Feb. IG.-Har
vard and Dartmouth will meet on Fob- i
ruary 27 and 28 in a telegraphic rifle !
match. The Crimson will shoot at the ?
Bay State Rifle range, Boston, while
the Green will perform at Hanover.
Harvard will elect a captain for her
team Monday night. Chris La Farge
and Sam Frothingham are both can- !
Brown Swimmers Win
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 16.?Brown :
swimmers defeated Andover 26 to 24
hero to-night in one of the best meets i
of the year.
Purdue Beats Illinois
LAFAYETTE, Ind.. Feb. 1(5.? Purdue!
defeated Illinois in a Western Confer?
ence basketball game here to-night 29
to 26. The boilermakers led through- |
out the game, but in most of the j
latter half by a margin of only one
A?hley?Morrison Team Wins
BELLEA1R HEIGHTS, Fla., Feb. 16.
?Mixed foursomes played at Belleair
to-day resulted in a victory fur T. A. '
Ashley, of Boston, and Miss Helen Mor- j
rison, of Pittsburgh, who played re- i
markable Rolf with a low gross of 78 |
and a not o? 7?, ?
ivals in Race
Of ice Yachts
RED BANK, N. J., Feb. 16.?Ice yacht
racing was j'csunied to-day on tho
North Shrewsbury, two of the prettiest
ten: mile contests of the season being
sailed over the good ice made by last
t ight's cold snap. The surprise of the
day was the splendid performance of
Grant and Morford's Tyro, well handled
by Floyd Brady, who during the mild
weather shifted the runner plant back
ten inches and slung the jib ahead.
This yacht captured the second Com?
modore's race by ten seconds from
George W. Bray's Daisy, sailed by
Henry Applegatc, and took second place
in the first event by finishing eighteen
seconds behind the Daisy.
John Gibbons's Ingenue, handled by
Rube White, picked as one of tho cham?
pionship defenders, was third in both
races. T. Irving Brown's Say When
finished fourth in the first race and did
not start in the second. The southeast
breeze was not blowing hard enough
for the Ingenue, a heavy wind boat,
which has won most of tho season's
Tho yacht:; were ttp in tho air on a
single runner much of the time and the
close finishes made spectacular racing
for the onlookers. Some, clever manoeu?
vring by Skipper Brady in the second
landed the Tyro in first place after be?
ing headed by tho Daisy the first round.
On one t ccasion Brady clrovo the
Daisy with his Tyro into a cove, and
tacking across tho river made a r?ig
gain with a favorable slant of wind.
?Again he followed u course up the
shore and .succeeded in making the
leg home in one tack, while the Daisy
tacked across the river.
After the first race Oscar Brand,
who is on furlough from Anniston, Ala.,
took a friend out in the Say When and
the yacht was upset in a puff. Nobody
was injured. William M. Taylor, a New
York A. C. spied skater, came here to
skate in the carnival rac.:s_, which have
been postponed to Washington's Birth?
day. Wilson and Warren Beebe, two
other speed skaters were here, and all
will start with other New York skaters
in next Friday's carnival.
The North American championship
pennant races between North Shrews?
bury and independent clubs have been
called for next Tuesday afternoon.
Trial races will be held Monday morn?
ing and afternoon to pick the other
defender to sail with the Ingenue
against the Imp und the Blanche, of
the challenging club. The fine showing
of the Tyro places her in the runnning
with the Daisy and Edward Fielder's
Drub as starters in the classic of the
year. One of these boats will be picked
nfter Monday's racing.
The summary of the day's racing:
Yacht, tin)!?. time.
Ratty . it : I -.:,"? 2 30:5
Tyro. 8:10:10 31-HI
Ingi-nue. ??:'J0:3S 82:3.9
Say When . 3:25:20 37:20
SECOND TIJN'.MII.B BACK?START, 3:40:00
Tyro . 4:05:05 '.',"> :ft.r.
!)'.,<.v . 4:05:15 25:15
Iilgenuc. 4:00:15 -t) : If.
McGuire Beats Ehret
In N. Y. A. C Squash
James J. McGuire ("plus 3 aces) ad?
vanced into the semi-final round by
defeating George Ehret, jr. (scratch),
in a third round match of the Class B
handicap squash tennis tourney of the
New York Athletic Club yesterday. The
scores were IT?14, 15?11.
Tho match was hard played through?
out, with McGuire making the most of
his allowance. He gained the jump on
Ehret in the first game, but the lat?
ter managed to rally and set the game.
However, McGuire rushed his 'round
the-court game, tallying three aces,
while keeping Ehret scoreless.
In the second game the fight was
close at nil stages except in the clos?
ing hands, when Ehret became inaccu?
rate in his driving, and thereby threw
away tho ?natch.
Cardinals Buy Pitcher
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 16.?Pitcher Fred
Walker, of the Utica team of the New
York State Leatrue, has been sold to the
St. Louis Nationals, it was announced
Christmas Greetings From Capt. Huston
FRIENDS of Captain T. L. Huston, half owner of the New York
Yankees, will be pleased Lo learn that when last heard from in
France he was enjoying the best of health -with his company of
The following letter, verbatim, which was written Christmas Day
"somewhere in France," is published, as a Christmas greeting from the
captain to his many friends of New York and elsewhere:
"Christinas, 1917, ?
"Somewhere in France.
"I must, tell you of our first Christ?
mas in France, while it is fresh in
my mind, even if the narrative is a
"We are far away from our regi- i
ment, with about one-third of my
company, at the headquarters town, !
at a hospital where we arc doing i
sanitary work, which i_ run by a unit j
of celebrated New York doctors and !
splendid nurses. Snow is on the
ground, and Christmas Eve is a
beautiful, cold, moonlight night. My
men are quartered In barracks. I am
living at the doctors' mess.
"Late this afternoon we learned
that the supply of turkeys had failed
to arrive and the Christmas dinner j
would be a slim one. This cast gloom
and disappointment over the men. |
Something had to be done. We bor?
rowed an ambulance and sent a ser?
geant to our regimental camp to see
if we could borrow turkeys from
them if theirs had come. We scur?
ried around town, to locate chicken,
duck, geese, ham or anything out of
Army Turkeys Arrive
"The army turkeys finally arrived
late in the evening and were issued
at night; but more complications;
they were too frozen to be thawed
37,000 Boy Deadheads
Saw Cardinals Play
According to Branch Rickey, of the
Cardinals, 37,000 boys were admitted
to championship games played on the
home grounds of the Cardinals last sea?
son. It had been planned still further
to increase the'membership this season.
The boys occupied seats in the GQ
cent covered stand, and for each ad?
mission over a certain number?equiva?
lent to the average pass list at other
parks?-a charge of 12H cents for each
boy was paid to visiting clubs.
On a basis of last year's attendance
of "knot-holers," plus the five-cent war
fax. the Cardinal idea would cost the
club more than $5,000 this year.
out in time for Xmas dinner. But
the hospital chef did the trick for
us, and the cooks Kot up ac '? a. m.
to start the festal dinner. About
midnight the sergeant returned from
camp and brought back a lot of
turkeys which he foraged from the
regiment. We have a foraging cut
tit second not even to Sherman's
Boomers, so we will have plenty
of turkey, with chestnut dress?
ing, mashed potatoes, baked apples,
pumpkin and mincemeat pies, ?i^s,
nuts, colfee, etc., also citcars, from
Mike Ibold, which arrived in the nick
of time. Have enough left for an
encore on Sunday. We pray that
every soldier here and every family
at home fares as well. The sergeant
also brought a lot of American mail
with him from enrnp, and the letters
and newspapers from home cheered
the boys up even more than the al?
most lost big dinner,
"The hospital buildings are >rroup"d
around three sides of a rectangular
parade ground. Earl? building lias a
-.vide corridor down one sirle, with
ward rooms leading off of it. Bods
with sick soldiers are arranged alon.ir
?either wall of the room. The nurses
have stretched red. white and blue
streamers, about 4 inches wide, lead?
ing from several electric light fixt?
ures hanging high in the centre of
the room to each sick patient's ted,
giving a sort of a canopy effect.
Jimmy Clabby Joins
Colors in Australia
Jimmy Clabby is tho latest of top
notch American boxers to hear the
call to the color:-'.
But Jimmy will do his fighting under
the Australian flag. Jimmy has beer
in Australia for several years, an 1 has
been very successful in the rin^r. A
couple of months ayo he won the Aus?
tralian heavyweight championship by
beating Albert Lloyd. Then he knocked
out the next contender In line, Fred
McKay, in twelve rounds.
Clabby has enlisted in the Sports?
man's Thousand at Melbourne, and by
this time may be on his way to Euro?
pean battle grounds.
There is a Christmas tree in each
room. The room is otherwise dec?
orated with flags and wreaths. The
very active "sky pilot' is holding
Xmas Eve services in a gospel tent
between two of the buildings. The
lights in the sick rooms are subdued.
No lights in the corridors except the
moonlight which filters through.
"The nurses, with their black dresses
! and white aprons and caps, troop
through the corridors from the gospel
tent, followed by the congregation,
singing the old familiar Christmas
carols, which obviously brin;; back a
flood of tender memories, for many
a sick soldier puts his head under
the covers to conceal his emotions.
It is a very pretty scene and a very
affecting one, the setting being the?
atrical in the extreme, although not
so intended. There wasn't many dry
eyes around. Officers find men joined
in saying, 'Hooray for the "sky pilot"
and Cod bless the nurses!'
Nurses Give Party
"Exemplifying again the innate
sweetness of the American woman's
character, the nurses also on Christ?
mas Eve afternoon gave a party for
all the French kiddies of the town.
?\bout BOO attended, when only 1?I0
were expected, but they managed to
give each child something.
"There are many homesick Yankee
boys here in France Christmas Eve,
but they try hard not to show it.
Christmas Day is cold, dark and
gloomy, with snow or rain threaten
?ng. The men are using the day up
?writing letters home, and so am I.
"Wonderful soldiers these. Work?
ing hard every day in the mud, cold,
? rain and snow without a growl and
cheerful all the time. Lucky is the
, captain who has a company of such
? men. Sincerely,
"T L. HUSTON."
Savage School Five
Beats Naval Reserv?
The Savage School basketball tean
trounced the Fifty-second Street Nava
| Reserve quintet yesterday by a scort
1 of t37 to 4o\ This was one of th?
i hardest fought and highest score game:
; witnessed on the Savage court.
McMillan, right forward of Savag?
School, and Wait, the sailors' left for
ward, were the individual stars of th
game. The former tallied a total o
eleven field baskets, while, the latte
gathered tnirteen goals from field am
six goals from the foul line. In th
second half the Savage School tear
tallied 40 ?joints?
No Chance Now
"Young Jake" Will Do His
Billiard Playing on Coast
?Class B Tourney
Prospects for a match at 18.2 bait
line billards between "Young Jake"
?Schaefer and Welker Cochran have
gone glimmering. Schaefer, who was
expected to come to New York, has
decided to remain in San Francisco,
where he has a comfortable home.
When Graney's Academy wa3 destroyed
by fire, December 21. it was assumed
that "Young Jake" and Koji Yamada,
who had been employed there, would
com? East. Recent advices, however,
are to the effect that Graney's is to
be rehabilitated and all the players
who had been performing in the acad?
emy are remaining on the Pacific Coast
awaiting the reopening of the place.
Cochran need not confine himself to
balkline billiards, ac which he is con?
ceded to be a real rival of William V.
Hoppe. He is a star exhibition per?
former. That fact was revealed with
emphasis in Jersey City Thursday
night, at Ryan's room, where he and
Tom Gallagher played an exhibition
game of 300 points 18.2 balkline, which
was followed by a display of fancy
shots by the young expert, of which
Gallagher Much Impressed
"I was the most astonished spectator
in the hall. I had never seen" Cochran
affect fancy work and expected to wit?
ness an ordinary display. Instead. I
witnessed one of the best exhibitions
I ever saw. Cochran executed a serifs
of extremely intricate and difficult,
strokes, with a dash, brilliancy and
accuracy, that reminded me of the
spectacular work of 'Wizard' Schaefer,
than whom there was not a more elec?
trifying cue wielder."
The exhibition was for the benefit of
the Billiard Players' Ambulance Fund.
In the balkline game Cochran mad?;
a run of 82, which was terminated by a
foul. Line nursing amused and en?
thused the large crowd of spectators.
When this was supplemented by a won?
derful display of fancy shots observers
manifested enjoyment, and delight in
a wildly demonstrative manner.
In his games against Joseph Concan?
non, at Maurice Daly's last week, Ralph
Greenleaf, who was eighteen years old
November 3, proved himself the most
attractive of all pocket billiard expert?.
Reinforcing an ejigaging personality
with rare skill and a prompt and fasci?
nating style, be established himself in
the favor of persons who attended tho
games. Gems of conception and execu?
tion increased his popularity.
In a recent exhibition for the beneii:
of the Ambulance Fund at the Tennis
Club, Philadelphia, at which $250 was
subscribed, be made a shot which puz?
zled one of tho members. After the
exhibition had been concluded the mem?
ber who confessed inability to men?
tally solve the problem said: "Young
man-, if you will show me how you
made that shot I will add $30 to the
fund." The balls were replaced, the
man was shown and the $50 was con
During the next two weeks amateur
billiard events of importance will be
in progress. The annual Class B tour?
nament will be?in to-morrow at the
New York Athletic Club. On the fid
lowing Monday the National Associa?
tion of Amateur Billiard Players will
open its championship tournament,
which will be held in the Recreation
Melbourne Inman, champion of Eng?
lish billiards, won the triangular tour?
nament, which began in London De?
cember 31. Henry W. Stevenson and
Thorn? Reece were his opponents in
gam?n o? 18,000 points, each occupy?
ing twelve days. No championship
was involved. Cups for each player
were provided by Sir Cuy Chetwlnd,
Sir Thomas Dewar and Henry Luken?,
who in amateur billiards plays und?"'
the name of T. N. Palmer. Inman de?
feated Stevenson by f,213 points. Il
was the worst defeat Stevenson had
ever sustained. Recce was beaten by
2,562 points. Inman gained an advan?
tage of 1.67G points in the first
The contest for the amateur cham ?
pionship of England, under the man?
agement of the Billiards Association,
which began January 7, at Orme'a Hall,
London, ended January 81, ?n a victory
for Lieutenant J. Graham Symes, who
was the winner in the corresponding
event a year ago. He played only one
gaine, defending bis title against E. S.
Bourne, who in tho tournament series
qualified to compete for the ehan|pi*>n
ship. To defend his title Lieutenant
Symes obtained a leave of absence.
Reviewing the billiards situation in
England in "Sporting Life," London,
"Hazard" says: "If in these days it is
permissible to write of anything as
growing in popularity, then one may
cite the grand old game of billiards
as having increased its goodwill. Fewer
billiard tables have probably been
built during the past year than dur?
ing any year since the game became
an institution among the pastimes of
the people, but. nevertheless, more
tables have probably been in active use
from morning until night than at any
other period in the history of the
Wykham Rise Girls Win
SOUTH NORWAI.K, Conn., Feb. 16.
The girl basketball team of Wykham
Rise School defeated that of Hillside
School in an interscholastic champion?
ship league game here to-day by a score
of 29 to 23. A sensational finish was
furnished by the Wykham girls, who
outscored their rivals by 20 points to S
in the second half.
Schiff to Box Brown
Johnny Schiff, the California feather?
weight boxer, now in the United States
ambulance service, will box for th??
soldiers at Fort Jay, Governor's Island,
Monday night. His opponent will b?
Young Brown, the crack New York
lightweight. In another bout. Johnny
Rosner will box Pinkey Burns.
Aggies Beat Dartmouth
HANOVER, N. If., Feb. 1C?The
hockey team of the Massachusetts
Agricultural College defeated Dart?
mouth here to-dav by a score of 5 to 3.
Harvard Freshies Win
BOSTON, Feb. 1<3. -The Harvanl
freshmen hockey team defeated Yale's
first year men by a score of 7 to 0
' here to-night. The Boston Navy Yard
? team won from the Harvard Informais
by a score of 3 to 1.
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