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r. i Thorough Housecleaning, Is Aim of Many Magnates Radical Element in Both Major Leagues Deter? mined to Effect Chanore in National Commis? sion?Minors Hope to Seeure Needed Reforms By W. J. Macbeth The most important conference?or rather series of conferences? that ever had to do with the peace and prosperity oi' organized baseball will be inaugurated in this city to-day. Plans of the most radical and sweepins description, that have been diseussed openly and secretly by iind between the various factions of this organized sport, have now ar? rived at the stage of the "show-down" and the week end will, doubtless, me a thoroutrh reconstruction along lines of harmonious good-will or a :ift in what little peace is left to the game more menacing than the prob? lems resulting from thc Federal League war. Nothing less than the thorough over-< hauling and housecleaning of the entire ediftce of the organized gamo, from cetlar to garret. is contcmplated, if half of the recent declarations of the powers, great and small, arc to be taken at face val i ? (inc ot the most important problems tin for solution has to do with the fountain head the Xational Commis? sion, which ia tha court of last resort in baseball politica and law. A radi? cal element which dominates the Xational League I ?r.denl. it is declared, unanimously) and which has found growing favor in the American League as well, seems determined to effect a startiing change in tho very seat of this particular government. l'ledged to Change The National League has pleciged it? self to repudiate the present form of commission. at least in so far as the existing chairman is concerned per? sonally. Thc American League, out? side President Ban Johnson, now ap pesrs of kir.dred kidney. This is the big point ef the impending, preten tious pow-wow and is of exceptional im? portance, because at the moment of vriting the big family of minor leagues appear as vitally concerned in the out ccme as are the morc linancially heavily involved majors. Yet vital as is this Xational Com? mission issue, for the moment at least it sinks into secondary impor? tance, at ieast temporarily. There aro cther issr.es first to be thrashed out that cannot fai 1 to have a most im? portant bearing on the ultimate dis? position of the democratic basebal] jovemment desired. And these pri marily concern the more obscure of the promoters?thc minor leagues, which feed the miil of major activities. Thc minor leagues, indeed, have the honor of inaugurating this most im? portant of all baseball conferences yet held. and as befits its rank the New International League, which alone of all the nvnors, completed its schedule a; originally outlined in 1918, will lirst have the floor. The International League will con vene this mornintr at the Hotel Im? perial, with President David L. Fultz in the chair for the first time. At this meeting it is expected that plans for leorganization will be definitely adopt Afcfhe noment. while the future of this powerful minor appears excep tionally bright, there is some slight hitch in the matter of circuit claims. Two or three of the cities represented last year, after old standbvs like Provi cf-ncu ar,d Mon,treal had decided to. (irop out, are unxious to tackie the proposition again this season, in spite ?! financial discourasements oi 1918, -celing that tiie amusement business is "Ound to boom with neace in prospect. Would Drop Weak Sisters Other club owners are desirous of croppinK thc weak sister3 and substi tating representatives from cities of peater population end business oppor keeping an eye meanwhile >o?ard compactnoss of circuit. In any ?vent Buffalo, Toronto, Baltimore, ??ewark and Jersey City will be in the ^?d again. It is believed Rochester, too, will f't reprt3ented. through President tnapm is not in complete harmonv ?tth certain of the policies of this <-'ass AA organization It has been wmored repeatedly anti as repeatedly aenied that Providence is anxious to K? bacrf higher classification, Provi wnce having broken away from the ?^ew International League last year to tMTt,,!> ?tf lot with the Kastern League. ine International promoter3 will navt ro difficulty in aaauring them tL u-a stronB circuit of eight clubs. ine big problem lies in the matter of *?ctMJg wisely from tho many candi rls fv?-r tnr: few ?fen berths. Jhe New International League. how *?r, qmte as much as the various wner minor associations \,ith repre "n.ation here for thc big doings, is WBeerned in thc various proposalg for ?Jhef that will bc asked of the major i?.fJe', As stJch, in a body, the inter ;'auona! delegates will attend this af -*.Boor)S meeting of the Xaional As w.ation, or rninor league, at the Hotel oiitmore. ??r,J?m ilh.c -':ni5i<-terings of comment 3 cou!d be heard on the part of the wny arrivals of the minor dek-ates "? ftatiinal Association as a whole is ?*?/'? C*Uit'- clear u'r)0n what >t does ?nv in the way of reform. To-day'a ?l?<n?C >g expected to develop H clear ZlF'V' Yet the minor leagues are J?a set upon two points. They wish draft? ? i"1 exl*tl*g conditions of ind .1, " .yer? hy major Icegue clubs ?h? v y ?? '!csi,'? repres.r.talion on to*?'*? ? Commission, if the peace ^??ent -, . to be amended so that btoLVoV^A* boar'! dispenses justice major and minor leagues alike. ^ F'ult/. Ka'/ors Draft C.'iange I L. Fuitz, the new president of du*jiV . In,ternational League, de ?*>} yesterday that he was not pre KytA "" iblication before ?ft*d conaulted his colleaRUea on the ?7<"7 l;ut it W88 bia ,pinion ? ould ask, and if necea ?^t' T'J' a r^?* modification of SS?? dr*'? rule*. Joe Tlnker, of the one of a committee * appo nted by the National A Ctmnu-- to c"nf,'r w?*h the Nat onal Mnu ? on P*0P<>??d draft amend ? sarded tn his declara Jf2~? American Association," waid trl-;- ":?-i not toferate existing tttar. fl,V,on* even if the aiternative iaiij?*. ?B**ba11 familv. Th*.- draft thTmS ? h" ir'f'''ified so that if t*to*t0L*t,iTtK*'in thla privilogt their elDbT^nj*111 J wi.nedv, Clasa A A *???? ?P"t with the rest of the or ?at<j baseball family. Th..- draft t be bt c< inb !! ,-"' thal '''"' ellmination of the ?i?!l r*T. '/ y"'u!d sTiva the \itoUn M?eir ,i'"' for eomplaint, an lt would Utajf . ave;;ue to deveiop ?f,,. ;'' *4Tan*em*ent. But leaguei , ??;<?? denominatlons should be al *? -Hi \. % f'"!y fr"'" Mfcruai of ?H ?!?"8b<;r?' Thia would do av/ay wSnf? ma'rt in^entivc to 'farming' ^fUSiT* '?HBfW, trorn what '?, *H*?r.A * r'/W no- "&r|y arrivals, an S*,*'1^ th/ disposition of major lJ?5'' >?, "'"; ;' "'?'*? ^7 "optional r<. FwffwXhiS !f r">*8!b,,j ,uch '??? Bfili"," IncorporaUd in a new , ^?*at if 0bft u ^.^ u thij> Busy Days These For the Rulers Of National Game Tuesday Morning ? Meeting of new International League at Hotel Impenal (10:30). Tuesday Afternoon?Meeting of National Association (n.inor league), at Hote! Biltmore (2:C0). Wednesday Morning?Meeting be? tween representatives of Xational Association and committees from major leagu :o discuss informallv matters of government reform at V\ aldorf-Astoria (10:30). Wednesday Afternoon ? Meeting of National League at Waldorf-As toria (2:30). Thursday Morning ? Meetins* (?lo"o)n LcagU? at HotcI BiIt"i?re Thursday Afternoon -Joint meet? ing rsational and American Leagues at Hotel Biltmore (2:30). .Meeting Baseball Writers' Asso Friday mor, ing. afternoon and l rom then on till baseball recon struction is effected meetings be? tween major and minor delegates at such time and place as to be mut ualiy agreed upon later. boon is not granted then the minor leagues W1H cnter into a gentlcmen's agreement to traffic in such wares. lhe cure lies in their own hands if all will act on thc point of honor system it has been learned that the major leagues or at least the Xational, would prefer the olive branch to the oil can m their prospective relations with the minors and that already a compromise on the optional agreement" matter has been submitted. This calls for a limit ol two such dispositions for each major league club instead of the eight as now perrnitted. ' The joint meeting of the two major eagues later in the week is designed to etiect a number of policies of mutual benefit, beside the Xational Commis? sion reorganization. These various points wiil bo of interest to the minors, too, especially the roster limits that will prevail in 1019. It has been learned on pretty good authority that the Xational League will permit each club to carry only eighteen men next year, exclusive of uniformed managers and coaches. This is interest? ing: to the minors at present, of course IhJSJf? aY? i8.likelv to affect both the draft aml "optional recal!" placings in the opinion of the big follows Lord's Day League Is Against Sunday Sports BOSTON, Jan. 13.?Resolutions pro testing against any legislative action : tending to Iegalize spcrts or trade on Sunday were adopted at thc annual meeting of the Lord's Day League of New England here to-day. Other reso? lutions adopted urged that all workers be^ given one day off in seven and a Saturday half holiday. Former (Jovernor John L. Bates wai reelected president. Governor Coolidwe delivered an address in support of the airns of tlie league. -~?-.-___ Friars to Wielt! Cue The Friars, beginning to-morrow, will hold a handicap three-cushion bill inrd tournament at their clubhouse 110 West Forty-eighth Street, for the Ed Kendall trophy, a handsome cue pre? sented to the club by the widow of the mar, who owned it. Mr. Kendall, who died recently, was an ardent Friar and an expert at the three-cushion game Car] AnderKon, Bronxville, who is now on a tour through tlie South, played in a four-ball match last Sat? urday over the links of thc Columbia Country Club, Washington. His part? ner was J-ick Burgess, professional, of llic Chevy Chase Club, and they de? feated Fred McLeod, the Columbia pro? fessional and one of the club's best amateurs, by 1 up. The first three holes wi re halved in par, ard then Anderson took the lead with a "birdie." Ho got a good drive and a long iron shot, which was sliced a bit, but from off a series of mounds he chipped into the cup for a 3, Thc match was squared at thc sixth hole, which Mackenxio won iu par. Burgess larded r. "birdie." 2 on thc eighth, but McLeod squared the match. by winning the ninth. On the homeward journoy Burgess won the thirteenth in 8, only to have McLeod square the match again at the sixteenth. Anderson then won thc rnatch with a "birdie" at the seven? teenth, the last hole being halved. Their be:t, bail scores were: A-. leraon and JSurgeat: (i'i,. . 4 4 4 M> \t '*j iu,i| Macken/.lo: tmt . 4 4 t A-.iti't.oo ai,d Burgeaji: ln . . ....445 .'! :> od ind Uackenzle. 1". 4 4 7 3 4 6 4 2 4 4 4 4 7 7 4 4 4 '?', 4 4 4 3 4 4-75 4?35?70 j 4?86?71 ! The Bayddo links, which has been a ! j f,emi-public tourse for the last year or ] j IO, iu now a thing of tho past. !t was j ; rumorod last fall that a new club Would | be organized during the winter and i next rear it would be s private club. Still later on it was said that the j roperty had been sold, but no definite formation could bo had. It now crops that Robert D. Blaekman, proprietor !,<? Belleclalre Hotel, has ieaxed the ...... side links, Bayilde, Long island,! with a view to organlzlng the Belle- i etl ?"? Colf nnd Country Club. Tho !<a?< Ig for thirtecn yeftri at $12,000 per afinum. It \g an eightcen-noje >" ir/e, cotitttining u clubhou?u and 114 tart Their Blue and White ermen Slow 11 * frganizin Failure of Intereollegiate Associalion to Outlinc Its Hantlicao Plans a Biir The failure of tho Intercolleg: > Swimming Association to hold a meet? ing and outline plans for tho season's campaign is delaying the formulation of a scehdule at Columbiu, and, al? though it is understood that the asso? ciation believes it woull bo advisatle to abandon the usual series of home and home meets between its members, no action of any kind on that matter or any other can be taken until a meet? ing is held. ^ In the past the league season has ; begun early in December, and has been | carried on with at least one meet a j week through January and February. Unless prompt steps are taken to get ; the members of the association to ! gether, it is believed there will bc no ; opportunity to play out a single round I robin tournament, which would neces sitate tho contesting of ten matches. It would be possiblo to run off such a tournament in a month's time, but it 1 is believed that nothing will be started . until wel lafter February .1. by which j t'uie the various colleges would be able I to organize their teams with men j drawn from those returning to college j for the second semester. The Colun bia team was strengthened ; yesterday when Angus McCabe, amem ; ber of the 1917 'varsity, reported to ; George llolm and swam a fast fifty | yards in practice. McCabe has been at : an officers' training camp and is in ex | cellent cond tion. The Columbia team ! is fairly well fortified with sprinters j and divers, but it lacks distance men and plungers. No Southern Trip For Columbia Nine Coiumbia's 'varsity baseball team, I following n precedent established in j the year before tlie United States cn j tered the war. will probably not have a Southern training trip this season, i nnd because of the high cost of rail? road travel tne regular schedule of the season will be shorter than usual. In order to finance what trips are taken Columbia will play several games away from home on each of the two jnunts which. it. is believed, will bc taken. There will be the usual trip to Ithaca for a game with Corncll, and on this trip it is likcly that e.no or , more additional games will bc played. I lt is said also that there is a possi? bility that a trip may be taken into I Xew England. Practice will not be begun until late I in February because Fred Dawson, who j will be head coach of thc nine, will j havo his hands full with basketball | until then. I Clinton Five Defeats Boys From Stuyvesant! De Witt Clinton High "School re- | I versed Ihe tables on the Stuyvesant! i High School quintet in the basketball I series for the championship of thc Manhattan and Bronx last evening in the gymnasium of the College of the City of Xew York by a score of 17 to 7. The . Stuyvesant athletes had j scored a victory over their Clinton , rivals last October. ln the first half Clinton had rolled ; up 12 points to their rival's <>. Clinton continued its fine work in thc second half and held Stuyvesant down, to gain the ultimate victory. Wexler, for the winners, was directly responsible for , moro than half his team's score, mak? ing a total of 10 point-. Thc victory I of the Clinton boys makes it possible for them to play the Kastern District, I High School for the championship of i tlie city. ! Cards Not for Sale, Declares J. C Jones ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13. Stockholders in ! the St. Louis Xational League club ! have no desire to dispose of the club, according to a statement made to-day ! by J. C. Jones, one of tho principal stockholders. lle also declared that no i offer had been made to Russell E, j Gardner and that as far ns he knew 'n.rdncr hud not made any offer for the club. Jones declared that Major Branch ? Rickey wns the only cardinal reprc ' sentativo in Xew York and that Rickey j was not authorized to sell the club. Jones said the club was valued at at I least $1150,000. Yale and Princeton To Row at Derby NEW 1IAVEN, Com,., Jan. 13. Yale and Princeton have agreed to row on the Housatonic River at Derby in May and Corncll has been invited to enter the race, making it a triangular tv.o mile afTair. This is tlie only Yale rowing event which is planned at present, according to the announcement made by Pro? fessor Mather Abbott, the Yale crew coach and faculty representative in rowing. He stated that Yale and Har? vard were corresponding relative to a race this season and that it was a possibility that thc university plans might result in a Xew London regatta. N. Y. U. Five Works Hard Following Defeat Xew York University's basketball team resumed its regular practisc yes? terday afternoon in the University Heights gymnasium. Thc team showed no elTeets from the strcnuous game with Rutgera last Saturday night, and went at its work with greater earnest ness than at any time this season. Captain Floyd Egan is prcparing his men for a hard campaign this week as tiie team takes its annual Xew England trip thifl Weck-end. Tne squad leaves Friday aftenoon for Middletown. Conn., where they wil] meet the live of Wesleyan University. On Saturday the Violet will play Arnhevst College. Paulist Ilunncr Dics Harry Von Gelder, the Paulist Ath? letic Club athlete, died yesterdav of pneumonia following an attack of in? fluenza. Hc waa a prominent long- j distance runner and scornd many pointa for his club during the 1918 j season. Hia most recent performanee was his winning of socond place In I open iinnual handicap road race of the I of the Ponnant Athlete Clubl, held last i tcau-Therr*. j Labors?Harvard a BOBBY ROTH, the slugging outfielder of the Cleveland Blu.es, who is the centre of some spirited bidding by the owners of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The world champions are sadly in need of an ex? perienced outer gardener now that Duffy Lewis is gone, while the Yankees need a good man to play alongside of this same Duffy. Roth would be just the man for either club. Boxing News and Notes .Bv FRED HAWTHORNE. Wc begin to suspect that James "Jit ney" Johnston, the Boy Bandit of Broadway and Tho Bronx, has "taken thc veil." Ever since thc six-day bi cyclc race at Madison Square Garden, some six weeks ago, Joimes's where abouts has been a mystery, to us and a lut of other people. Several times, in our unremitting search, wc have been hot on the Bandit's trail, but on e ch occasion we have been just too lato to lay an eye or a hand upon him. Jimmy was the manager of the Gar? den race and gave the newspaper slaves a treat twice every twenty-four hours by showing himself in public. It was part. of his managerial duties at that time to sign the food checks for tho press table, and he did it, although somctimes he gasped for air when he saw tho dexterous manner in which the Ecribes handled thc table tools. But since those happy, carc-free days Joime:, has retired into a hole and drawn it in after him.- If he was ever at the offices oi' the James J. Johnston Enterprises, Inc, on Broad? way, he must. have secreted himself in the safe, along with the Liberty bonds. We have searched under chairs, tablcs and the Btenographer's new velvet hat, but' no Bandit could be found. One afternoon, aftcr a fruitless \ isit, we happened across two notorious mem? bers of the Hard Boiled Eggs' Associa? tion, and wc asked them for ways and mean:; of discovering his lair. "There's no sure way of nailing him," said they, "t. just happeus; it's a gift; but have you bought your cot yet ' You MIGHT got him that way." "What's thc big idea, the cot?" par rird we, "Well, you take your little old cot. place it right across the doorv.ay to the Bandit's suite of oflices and do all your sleeping there. and in the day time you ean use it 1'or a table ..ind send out for your meals. We've been doing it Tor the last ten nights. Come, joins us! There's room for one more bunk, and after the first six months you are entitled to wear a service stripe. If tho night watchman finds yon, you get a wound stripe ripht off, iiiii! if you'ro very fortunate, and are mopped up by the lady floor scruhbers, you automatically become eligible for tl, Croix de Mop. It's a great Irt'e!" We ure going to try tho cot trick, Aunt Kloanor Ann, and we a!so have another plan for snaring the. Bump tioti" Bandit, While ho was a six-day bicyclc race magnate, the Bustling Ban? dit took us aside one night, and, in a very "up-stage" voice, informed us that the title of "Bandit" was objoctionable to him. "Tr.at, kind of stulf was all right, when applied to a merc manager of box-fighters, but 1 cannot help but feel that ii is a blot on the escutcheon of a man in MY poiition. Kindly re frain, stop or DESIST from its further us as applied to me henceforth. James J. Jchnston, J. J, Johnston, or, if you prefor, J. Josoph Johnston, is a more fitting appellation, I am quite. cer? tain." Jf thcro is no other way of luring tho lion from his den, we shall try deiiance, James Jitney Johnston, vou HAD BOY bANBIT! Now let's hear you growl! If we hadn't been a battle-scarred veteran of tho apartment hunting cam? paign, Aunt Eieanor Ann, we should never have had the stumina to stand the ; i, irs ol- the Bandit hunt. But any t. ,, no matter how terrifying, is like life in a cloistered nunnory to one who has listened 121.287,854 times to the answer: "Oh, no; all our apartments are on a two-yoar lease. We have some? thing very advantageous, two rooms and bath, with one-way water connec? tion and ingrowing electric lights, for $6,600 n year, and decorate to suit?at your ojepense." Speaking of Mistor Johnston, tho BANDIT, by tho way, it hns come to our notiee that ho Is now the manager of Tommy Robfion, the Massachusetts middlcweight. ln ;i few days wa expect to bu deluarod, with liteiaturo ctuajaat-. ting from the J. J. Johnston Enter? prises, Inc, pointing out just how easi? ly Rebson will dispose of one Ted (Kid) Lewis, if Tommy and his new manager can ever persuade Ted to climb through the ropes and put up his hands. Sir Joimes used to be the manager of the i latter. But we will leave it entirely i \\?Z? you- Aunt; Eleanor Ann. Who ; HOLLD win if TED and Tommy got j m a fight? As the Irishman said when somebody dropped a brick on his head from the tortieth floor: "It was hard for you but its pretty soft for me!" The reports of the Benny Leonard Lodic Ivelly bout in Philadelphia last night were not in when we scratched these lines with our solid gold engraved fountain pen, but we are going to ad vise you to g0 by our decision. if youve got money up. Lis-tcn, Les ter: 'Leonard wins!" Charles "Brush" Harvey, on pale mauve notepaper, hastens to inform us, just as we started to close the shutters, that Ted Lewis, whom he now man ages, is going out after the middle weight title, the welterwoight crown having become a blasc ornamont on Ted's noblc brow. As soon as Mike O'Dowd, the middleweight king, has had a weck's rost from the cootics Ted is anxious to tackle him. Aunt Eleanor Ann, take in the ser? vice flag. Father has found an apart? ment! Joe Moore Victorious In Race on Ice Joe Moore, one of the most promis? ing skaters developed in the East in recent years, won the feature race nt thc Ice Palace, 181st Street and Broad? way, last night from a fast field. Moore, who wore the colors of thc Ice Palace Skating Club, started from scratch and gave away liberal hahdi ; cap..- in tlie one mile speed duel. Lesley Boyd, a teammatc, from the '? forty-yard mark, was caught on the last dash down the hoinestretch, Moore finishing in the lead by about six feet, with H. D. Carter, United States navy | (thirty-five years), third. The time, 3:04 3-6, was exeellent under the con? ditions. Miss Valeria Stengler won the ladies' championship of Washington Heights, ! dofcating Miss illian Adler in a hali j mile match race. Time, 2:08 2-5. Miss Elsie Muller delighted the spec j tators by her work in an exhibition j half-mile, skating the distance in 1:57 l flat. To cap the evening's entertain ! ment, Raymond Murray, the eight-year | old juvenile speed champion of the ! world, skated a two-iap exhibition in | 0:48. Baymond is just about as large l as half a minute. Berkeley-Irving Five Triumphs Over Cutler The Berkeley-Irving School defeated the Cutler School in a basketball game played on the former court yesterday by a score of 25 to 17. The first half was bitterly fought, with neither one team nor the other being able to get a (iecided lu'.vantage. The score at half time was 14 to 13 in favor of Berkeley Irving. It was the fast work of the home team in the second period that cinched for them the victory. .-??-?? Bill for Sunday Bail ALBAJ'Y, Jan. 13. ? Assemblyman Owen M. Kernan, of New York, to night introduced a bill permitting Sun? day baseball games. Tho measure is piUterned after the one of last year in that no game shall be started before 2 p. m. Admission fees may be ch-rged. The bill, if enacted into law, would pcrmit municipalities to adopt ordinanccs legalizing Sunday baseball. a ?? Sergeant Flynn Deeorated Sergeant Pat Flynn, the Paulist Ath? letic Club star distance runner, was recently cited and deeorated for brav? ery in nction during the battle of Cha Uuu Thieny. nd Colum Onativia Beats Tobey in Fast Game on Court Vander Poel Proves Too Much for Davis; Crimson Wins Through Default Play for the annual Metropolitan As? sociation squash tennis team charapion ships bofjan yesterday on the local courts. The general showing was of an | especialiy high character in view of the fact that a number of the com? petitors have only recentlv been re eased from military serviee. The two matches tlecided found a number of he games going into extra sessions. Tho Columbia Club team showed its strength by easily defeating the Yale l lub representatives on the Blue and ','. hite courts. The score was 4 matches i to 1. The Harvard Club was also a ; victor over the combined teams of the | Princeton-Squash clubs by a margin of I o games to 2. The Crimson winning advantage was ' realized through a defaulted match, the Princeton-Squash combination be? ing unable to get a tifth man to com- ' plete its team. I One of the bc-st matches in tho Har- | | yard-Prlnceton-Squash series was that i j in which J. V. Onativia, jr., Harvard I Club, defeated Harold Tobey, Prince- j , ton-Squa3h clubs, by a score of 12.15. j | 15--G, 15?7. Both men are players of i i high calibre. Onativia won perhaps ! for the reason that he is in better con I dition at present than his opponent. Tobey displayed all his oldtime ef | outfouirht Onativia in a game enlivened | fectiveness in the lirst set, in which he j with many rallies. But this hard match I considerably tired Tobey. who there? after was unable effectively to combat | the offensive playing of Onativia. ! Another good match resulted in a ' victory for W. H. Vander Pool. Prince to -Squash clubs, over F. II. Davis, Harvard Club, by a score of 15?5, I 18?17. Vander Pool rallied strongly I in the second set, and, overcoming the j lead held by Davis, outfought him in j the_ extra set issue of five aces. The Columbia contingent was vastly j stronger than its Eli opponents. I. H. 1 Cornell, Columbia Club, was forced to i a three-pame set before he defeated J. C. Tomlinson, Yale Club. by 15- 1. 13 IS, 15?12. Fred S. Keelerg the J 1 Columbia veteran, also won a good.' ! match over H. R. Carhart, Yale Club, ' i by a score of 18-13, 15-?4. In the first game Keelcr started off | slowly, but he soon got into his game, j and after setting the match at 13 all j ! continued on, to collect his tive aces i j while holding his opponent scoreless. The summary: j Annual Metropolitan Association Squash Teni ils ] Team Championship: Flrst series Harvard Club rs. | ' Princeton Club; D. F. l'helps, Harvard Club, de? feated A. U. Mittcndorf, Princeton-Squash clubs, j l.'i? 5, 15?9, -T. V. Onativia. Jr.. Harvard Club, ' dcfea'ed Harold Tobey, Princeton-Rauash clubs, ; 12?13, 15?ii. 15?7. W, li. Vander Pool, Prii cc ton-Squash clubs. defeated Frank H Davis, Har? vard Club. 15?5, IS?17. Q. 11. Burden, Har vaid Club, defeated F, *'-. Rcddcs, Princeton - Squash clubs, 17- 15, 15?8. J. \V. Leo. Harvard Club, won by default. Final fiHirn: Hxrvard Club. threo matches; Prlneeton-Squash clubs, two matches. Columbia Club vs Yni>- Club, Frank M. Kldde, Columbia Club. defeated Uvlngston Platt, Yale Club. 15?12, 15?8. F. S. Keeler, Columbia Club, defeated H. 11. Carhart, Yale Club, 18?1.1, 15?4, I. H. Corncll. Celunibla Club, defeated ,1. C. Tomlinson. Yale Club, 15?4. 13?18. 15?12, R, L. Steebegn. I'oluuihla Club, defeated William i Adams, Yalo Club, 15?9, 15?6. .1. A. Vietor. I Yale Club. defeated II. Kellock. Columbia Club, I 15?S, 12?15, 15?10. , Final score: Columbia Club. four matches; YaJe I Club, ouo match. Spear and Jaeger Win Opening Games In Billiard Tourney The winning competitors in the opening matches of the national Class C 18.2 balk line championship tourna? ment under the auspicies of the Xa? tional Association of Amateur Billiard Players were George W. Spear ar.d Jesse T. Jaeger. The annual series of competitions began at Lawler Brothers' Academy, Brooklyn, yesterday. Spear defeated John Langdon by thc j score of 150 points to 130. The win- j ner's average was 2 32, 59 and his top j run 13. Jaeger defeated E. C. McGill i after the latter had led him through : most of the game. The final tally was 150 points to 143. Jaeger's average was 2 10/70; and his best run 12. Mc Gill made the best run of the opening matches with a cluster of 19. Sixteen competitors are drawn for ! thc tournament, in three divisions, to i compete with Ferdlnand Adams Unger, ! holder of the title and cup, for the j championship. It is one of the best i fields that has been brought together I in several years. Spear, recent winner of the Metro? politan Class C title, was a trifle off on his draw shots. Even his allotted I practice under the rules of the Na- ! tional Association failed to steady him. j Langdon by occasional deft work in the corners easily led Spear until near ! the end. Langdon tallied 100 with ] Spear at 88 at the end of the 48th : inning. Then Spear began to execute with greater freedom of stroke, count- ! ing solidly at the finish. Jaeger, who is just discharged from Army serviee, also trailed McGill most ' of thc way to the end. It was a lively tilt, each striving for the shots and missing by narrow margins. Neither i ever left the other nnv.thing that looked like a set-up. McGill's run of 19 on his eighth turn a1 the table was a fine exposition of end rail play. No Motor Boat Show The National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers has rescinded its action and will hold r.o motor boat shows this year, as had been planned. Taxation to be placed upon the sale and use of yachts and motor boats in the new revenue bill is said to be the cause. Ne?v Orleans Entries I-'lrst race (two-year-olds; pnrsp J.'.PO- three fnr Ipngsl?TaUsman, 114. I Am pirii iu. \in? Daile. 114; Blue Jcans. 114; Lady Ioni. 114;' Boher' 114; Guaranteed. 111; Hcrk an,! rK 114 ? Miss Mlnks. 114; I.a I'rcs.ia. 114; Eulah F 114- Modist! 114: Aurlna. 114 Also eligihle: Lady Frfind. 114 ' Second race (threc-year-olds aud upward: cialm? lng; purse $500; five and a l-.alf furli.nipo?Ollla : MarUn. 116; Sir OUver. 113; Harry Bu'iioync lll i Irish Mald 108; Thirty-seven, iW; BerHvnilin.: ! 113; Kathihle. 108; Scmcena, 103; kemvard 116 Iilberator, 113; LitUo Princess, 108; Basly Mauel' ; 101. Alao eligible: Early Hight, 113; foxy Qriff ? 111; Rochester, 113; Leia. 109; lt. H. Anderson 113; Tom (ioose, 111. uwouu, Tblrd raco (tbree-year-olds and upward: cialmlng purse $,",00; tlvc and a half furlongs,?.lack K llt>: Port Liiiht. 113; Scarpia II. 113; Opbella W ' los: Words o' Wisdom, 10": Luftus. 113; Sir William Johnson, 113; Ladona. 111; Onlco, 106; Jlin Waliclv 113; Smiling Hag. 108; Hlllle I!.. 111 AUo oltgtble- Thursda) NIgbter, los. ,lav Thuin.-ll 113; Tom Caro, 113; Uu.-y Aiice, 103; Miss Krutcr. 111: Aima Louiso, 100. Fourth race ithree-year-olds aml upward: claim- ? Ing; purse $"00; five and a half furlongs)?Under Fire, 118; Hidden Jewel, 108; I^ihalr. 108; Cobweb, 108; ArrhU- Alexander. 110; Rotueo, 108; Houdlnl 108; FU.rcncn Weber, I0o: Thotna* K McMahon' 10S; Ragnarok. 108; Rol Craig, los; Mnnulte, luj' Ano eligible: Sllvery Ught, 108; Lov.il Peter 10S : Docod, 10*; ChurclUU Downs. 108: Courcellea 105 ' ' Fifth race (Uiree-yoar-oldn aud upwatd; elaim h.-g; purae $'ioo; one mlle)?Kate lirlgl.t. lo", ? Amalett-. IK: Cobilt I.aas. 10.',; Keen Jano. 1)5; Kohlnoor, 104. Slxth race (thrw-year olds and upward; cialm? lng; purae $J0O; one mlle and a elxtccnth,?Little Cottage. 109: Nourcddln. 104; Queen Aimle. 104; Itevlvor, 101; (irderly 109; Uary Hclie, 104 llronm I'eddler 107; (llelpnrr. 101; Brother Jonnilian. Iul. Lucky R. 104. Dundrcary, 1H4; Quln. 103. Hoventh ra<e (thrce-yrarV.ds and upward; clalm l(g; purw $500; one mllo and a quarteri --lllcliory nul. ln:>; Keziah, 105; Han,77 Roae, B7; Ml.? Fan nle. 105; l'ctlt Bleu. 105; Thlisl, 103; Ltall Coch? ran. 105. Uwuiicr ckar. UliX iMk ia Win at Squash mai _a B _?\va_iu m _f% Pi Pn ^BY W.d.MACBETH ? (Copyright, 1919, New York Tribune Inc.) The older folkses get Their minds go on the blink; SometimesJ sit and think? Sometitnes I only ser. - Uncle Rastrns. > OUR OWN PEACE CONFERENCE "Double the guard! Triple thc cashiers and checkers, and dust off the poisoned checks!" barked Major General Kennedy, of the Waldorf ba?-. "I see the first flight of magnates stooling in for the big baseball pow-wow." The Bolshevik General Staff - Nuisanee. ' |ji - Unrest. - Disturbance. - Disordor. -Disaster. That MEANEST Man rT*HE MEANEST man has been discovered in a certain little tank town -*- of North Carolina, if any faith is to ba put in village gossip. This "hard boiled egg," so the story goes, is in the habit of giving his avaricious little son?a chip off the old block?his choice between four bits an.,' Sunday supper. Then he (the c<r.g) sits up most of the night for tbe kid ta go to sleep so he can steal back the half meg without fuss or furcre. AN fcPiTAPH And speaking of chestnuts, here's one dug out of grandfather's Mother Goose book: Here lies old Twenty Per Cent: The more he got thc less hc spent; The less hc spent tlie more he eraved? // hc goes to hectven we'll all bc saved. Philosophy of Child Culture Life, these days, is just one darned milk bill after another. Charge of the KEAVY Brigade That cool five hundred our tooth butcher had the nerve to ask a rcckless friend for rectifying an automobile accident. The Modern Hjmdy-Andy TT AND it to old Sheriff Bill MeGoehnn, our prideccssor, as the modern A x Handy-Andy and Jack of All Trades. Though he moved heaven and earth to get to the front line. hut all in vain (lie getting no nearer No Man's Land than Camp Dix, N. J., wherer he is now stationed), friend Bill has had a varied experience both before and after the war busted right in his face on the eve of departure for overseas service. At ru-esent Capt. (or Sheriff) Bill is in charge of Company A, Fiftieth Infantry (Regulars), which, by thc way, was once commanded by ?. former President, Ulysses S. Grant. But on the side, down there, ho has to put his sleuthing to accour.t. for hc is head fire marshal of the past. After graduating from the second Plattsburg school Captain W. 0. McGeehan was assigned to duty with an infantry regiment in Texas, but almost immediately was recalled to Augusta tp take charge of a motor truck transport corps. He narrowly missed the ignominy of setting forth to Europe, armed with a monkey wrench. Then he was transferred to Charlotte, N. C, where for a long spell he was in charge of the Incor rigibles. Next he was seen as head of the military poiice of this camp, featurir.g a number of deadly encounters with moonshiners and their ilk. Switched to Sevicr, where he caught on with the Fiftieth, he became the finest little sheriff of his life as head commissioner of the military police force. And now, at Dix, he is a fire marshal, or, rather, THE fire marshal. "When I get out of the army," nens the Sheriff, "I'm going into politics. I'm compctent now to run anything from a balky motor truck to a Latin-American republic. I think I'm qualified for any office in the Empire State for Governor to village dug snatcher. The first hundred years in ihe army are always the toughest. Sure, it's a great life if you don't weaken." Many Former Athletic Stars Aid Paris Olympic Announcement that tlie American Ex? peditionary Force will eonduct a ma moth Olympio in Paris in May or .'fune with contestapts from all Allied fight? ing forces and that General Pershing had invited the Allied armies to take part in the contests excites kecn inter? est among Knights of Columbus in this country. The Knights of Columbus, through i its overseas orjrantzation, is in a posi-1 tion to extend substantial aid to Amer? ican soldiers desiring to compete in the prop.sed Olympic games, and hun dreds of Knights o:' Columbuj .ecre taries will take up the work of getting the American soli.iers ready to take part in t'-e forthcoming contest.;. In aquatics William J. Varley, win? ner of the world's title in double _culls, and Thi! J. Cross. who, al Travers Isl? and, defeated some of the world's best Bwimmers, will be at the soldier vice; George Lamothcr, of BuiTaio, will teach them how to use the broad svord and foils; Alex McLean. of Bos? ton, will pi ' them on the right track for endurance contests; Michael Dug gan, of Chicago, will guide them in marksmen's competition; John Mackey, playgrcund director for Chi? cago, will give them pointers n sprint ing and long distance events; Albert Murray, of New York, will show 'om how to throw the discus, and there are a dozen Knights of Columbus secre taries known as remarkable jumpers and vaulters. Jack McAuliffe. -he undefeated light weight boxer, can hvlp them get into prime condition for any sort of an ath etic contest. and the soldiers who e.. pect to enter the Olympic games can always get assistance from 'hes. men who know athletics f-om the groun-.l up: Jake Carey, Rochester; Jimmy Twyford, Brooklyn; Bill Friel. Colum? bus, Ohio; Eddie Lehan, Philadelphia; Sam Fitzpatrick, Xew York* Billy Koche, New York; Jim Fox, Allentown, Penn.; Biz Mackey, Jersey Citv; Bill Coughlin. Pittsburgh; Bill McCabe, Poughkeepsie; Tom Dowd, Boston; Danny Dunn, Cleveland, and a hundr d cthers. Havana Entries First rare (four-year-oldi aml upward- clalmlng purse $500; flve and a half furloncsl?Mr Dooley 94, 'IVm TU 103. Wizard 103. Garonne 10:7 Robert L. owen 103, Oibraltar 015. ___tl |03 KorTlc 107. Vf.lblc 107. Meanier 107. Lady Spendltiritt 10.-7 Dladl 113. Second race (three-yetr-old maldens; rln'm'n? purse J.'OO; five :ind a lialf furloiiga)? "O tion 9ii, Weymouth Clrl 87: Bustai Clark 9 r<>t,o 101, linfartrap 101. Uaukt-r 102 The T ? ,., - 107. Sumluria 107. LltUo Mlslreas 108, Tlilrd ra.e (fimr-year-.ilda a-.d upward; clalmlng purse j.ioo; llTe and a ha'.f turloni.,1 Krancti (rawford 101, ?Dlxle Ulghway 101. ?Atruc 108 Cliemuiig 10T. ISarton llo, Betelry Jaim_ 110' Whlsuer.ng Hope 111, I.adv James 111 Browii 1'iince 118, Batteruxi 113. Haodi Oil 113, Kourtli race tfour-year-olda nnd upward- clntra Ing; pume $500; nvc aiid a l.alf furloaei). \u'... Wriglit 101. ?PhedodoD 102, Georgo Duncao lm ?Attorney Mulr 104, Vlolet 104. Lyi-la 103 I_>ia 111, IIopo 113, Fraarueltt 110, Glorlno 111.' Flflh rare (threeycar olds and upward; Inter Ocean Handicap; purw 1700; *ii furlooga)?'IVUey 105, Hot-nlr 107. Milkman 117. Skiles Kn.h 1:0 Hlxth rae? (finir-year-olds and Upward: clalmlng' purae. $500; slx turlongs,?I.ady Maivlmiakcr Br' ?Bteraian 102. Hcleti Atkln luJ, ? Mabel Trask 103 PeUax 107. Clark M. 107. Senator James 107. Ilal lad 110, Lytlo 113. Trapptng 118, Damtrt IU. ?Apprentlra allowanee claiiue-. Weather clear; txaxk ?ov4. Four TVew Yorkerg In Harvard Hockey CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13.?Foujr ot the seven players which Harvard ted against the Bo?ton hockey team in its initial game were New Yorkers, and two of those came pretty near provirg the whole work3 in t'ne Crimson victory. Thomas M. Avery, substitute on last year's fre.hman team, playing rover, scored the >>oints that gave Harvard a '?', to 7' victory. Jabish Holmes, jr., like Avcry, is a New York City boy, and his gual tend ing kept t! e crack Boston forwards from doing much business at thc net. Some nf his steps bordered rn the lous. Holmes risked his life mlly as a French amhulanre driver before entcring col'ege, in 1917, and a little thir.g like goal guardir.g possesse.3 ?" terror for him. Frankie Mc.".!. Bacon, the regular left wir.g. aiso hails from New York, and, like his two pals, was a frcshman last year. He made his letter in the Ya!" game, but was not n regulnr player. Lrng Island c'aims the otner regular, Norman S. Walker, of Castlo i.on Corners. Walker is plaving point. He captair.cd the 1920 freshman team. 1 harley Adoma, another New Yorker, is a substitute. New Orleans Results First ra,-.. 'twi-yrarolds; maidens; purso *M#; '? 118 (Mitcalf) S!to 11 T Marrtn May, 115 (Bu.tw.i. .. -i I lo 3, second) Airnat. 1 ll - x to 7 and ? to 5, thi,* Back. Frank \V.. Diomede and Bone l>?? ' r .-?? (thraa IS00- _aa and a half rurlongs >?Ellaabeth Marie' ioT 1. 2 to 1, uren, Bra;; l^rlat 102 IO 1 8 ... 1 and 4 to 1. ?,',.,,? g ?;? '? ' ><> 1. 8 to 5 and 4 to 5. g. Tidal. 1'luHada. I Kddla rraotcr. Kid C Kn-.er an I Vertty. also ran ??"...?* . ?r'1 '; ear-olda and upward; rlalm 1500 Sre and a half Mr!?tu?)-Ke.-n_ 1 lo 3 and out. nr.i. 5li": " ???"?? ? ?' ' - t lo 5 and S tn 113 (ConueUy). 8 t? 1 3 Bob 1! ?.?!;>. Blue Banaock. Busy Joa an I Ermlntaua aiso ran Kourtu race Itliree-yesr-oldi aid upnard- ruroe 112 ir l?oMn?.,r ? , 10 5, 1 to 5 and out, flrst; Dramic. |04 (Murphy) > to 1. 6 to .. and 7 ta 5 iccond; Buford M [C?^. r to 1. * to 1 and 4 to 6. tl.lrd TW Bhannon Itui e? and B-foa ltolls also ran. 1 ?? . race (The Parar ( lalmku Uar.dicap ll olds and upward: jmrac ftioo. one c_j? gu ir, 10J IMoooa) 4 to I B to 5 and 7 to 10. ftrat; K.-*ple o'N'rll. lor ?' '" ' - to 1 s-id 4 to ;, seoonn Cadillae. 110 (JohnsonI I t? l. . IO - ,,?_ ?"? i ? vi" I Tl ... 1.4T4-B, HaLv Luuli. i.hjmi.j and I.U and Calls also raa. . Sixth race (ll:rcevear-olds and upward claim. Int!; puoe 1600: one mile ar.d seventy >a:,7 Kk.t. in: il-.sori. 1 tn 1. s tO ', and 4 tn 5 III iMlttlteuil. T to S r t i 'i and r t.. io. i 20 to 1. B to 1 and I to 1. tntrd Time S , Banefactor, virginia \v . .suuBaOi. Haxhiaa Journo. Vlntag D v A.m, > . L_dy I.n-na and Augustua also ran. Hrventlt race (four-yaar-Olda and upward. cl?ln<. iua. purae M00; one mile and a sliieenth) - Ha>>v Z;- Z !_*??*>? !'? '" i ? "? > ??"! j 5 i. r ' to I 1 to 2 and <.m. aeepnd Mary ll.. M ilturkr). g to S _ ' u> .. an.l i i., -,. third Tlaw ii Ulaa Wi ,. l.ula V.. Bnmu'a F-vuUU ' a-9 llundo also raa. ????? IL'