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Out Runner-Up
lu 3-Set Match
Frank Anderson and Vet?
eran Cragin Advance With
17-Year-?ld Title-Holder
By Fred Hawthorne
The feature match in the annual
7th Regiment Tennis Cluh champion?
ship tournament, that began yesterday
afternoon on the board floor courts of
the armory, at Park Avenue and Sixty
sixth Street, was the meeting between
Abraham Bassford 3d, the playing
through* champion m the singles, and
Samuel Robert McAllister, runner-up
last year.
History repeated itself, for Bassford
won, by a score of 6?2, 6?8, 9?7, in
a struggle that kept the men on the
court for more than two hours. McAl?
lister came strong in the last two sets,
and after squaring the match by the
steadiness of his play from back
court, put up a fierce fight for the
honors in the third session. Games
went on service up to 8?-7 in Bass
ford's favor. At match point McAllis?
ter served a double fault, thus throw?
ing away all chances of winning the
title this year.
On the face of things it looks as
though young Bassford, who is only
seventeen years old, will have a far
more difficult path to tread to the
championship this year than was the
case in 1919, for the quality of the en?
trants in the present tourney is far
higher. Both the brilliant Anderson
brothers, Frank T. and Frederick C, are
entered, as well as the veteran Arthur
S. Cragin, several times a holder of
the title.
Frank Anderson won his first-round
match with ease, defeating T. A. Bruno
at ?S?1, (3?1. Fred drew a default in
his opening match and did not get into
action, except for a couple of practice
sets. Both of these youths are consid
"ered dangerous contenders for the
title now held by Bassford.
Cragin and Ewing Win
William B. Cragin jr., a former na?
tional indoor champion and a veteran
on the board courts, proved that ex?
perience is a big factor by overwhelm?
ing young Michael Macksoud at 6?2,
0 0 in the opening round. In the only
other Class A match played yesterday
J. D. Ewing defeated F. C. Coughtry at
6?2, 6?2.
The entry was small in Class,B and
only two matches were played. Harold
Moore eliminated Hugh L. Follett at
6?1, 1?6, 6?4, and A. Castle Postley
defeated S. G. Russell at 6?2, 6?2.
The tournament will continue during
the week.
Bossford was the quicker at swing?
ing into the full speed of his game
when he faced McAllister', and soon
had established a commanding lead.
Last year's runner-up could not get
the range of the court accurately
?enough to score consistently with his
deep drives, and this enabled the
champion to force the net at times and
finish off the points by clever volleying.
After taking the opening set at 6?2,
Bassford discovered that his opponent
had only been doing a "John Paul
Jones," in other woids, McAllister had
just begun to fight.
Puts Up Plucky Fight
Every point was bitterly contested
in the second set. McAllister kept his
rival away from the net by driving
with splendid steadiness and accuracy
through deep court, placing the ball
close to the side lines, and the cham?
pion found it risky to charge for the
barrier as he had been doing in the
early stages of the match. Well timed
lobs to the base line fooled Bassford
often, but even so, he managed to
bring the games to 6?all before Mc?
Allister broke through service and took
the set at 8?6.
No quarter was asked or given In
the last set and both men continued
to win on service, i'assford's delivery
was more deadly in xecution, the ball
having great speed, and McAllister
never had much success in trying io
handle it.
it was the champion's erratic play?
ing that allowed his opponent to keep
on even terms, however. After taking
his own service in the fifteenth game,
Bassford won the match when Mc?
Allister drove out at "deuce," and then
made a double fault on the final point.
liminates M
Herrmann Ready
To Quit as Head
Of Commission
CINCINNATI, Jan. 3.?The annual
meeting of the National Base?
ball Commission will be held here
next Thursday, Chairman August
Herrmann announced to-day. The
meeting originally was scheduled
for next Monday, but President
John Heydler of the National
League, wired Herrmann that he
could not attend because.of press
of business.
Ban Johnson, president of the
American League, and Heydler have
both telegraphed Herrmann that
they will attend the meeting next
Herrmann, in his annual report
to be offered at the meeting, will
express his willingness to relin?
quish the chairmanship as soon as
a successor can be found.
Army Basketball
Team Has Picnic
With Seton Hall
WEST POINT, N. Y., Jan. S.^After a
fortnight's holiday lay-off the Army
basketball team got back to the court
to-day and resumed its winning streak,
defeating Seton Hall by a score of 55
to 7. The Collegians were no match for
the Cadets, strong guarding by Pfeiffer
and Claterbos keeping the visitors far
down the court. The J?rseymen man?
aged to cage a lone basket from scrim?
mage, McGann registering early in the
first half.
Army's star center man, Dabezies,
again featured with his excellent pass?
ing, fast.floor work and keen eye for
the basket. The soldiers flashed three
of their football men to-day?Daniel,
Blaik and Schabacker all getting into
the game in the fintl half. All three,
along with McQuarrie, another football
man, were members of last "year's var?
sity five.
While the big team was beating Seton
Hall's varsity, the Army's plebe team
registered a similarly easy victory over
Seton Hall Reserves, the score reading ?
Plebes, 43; Reserves, 5.
The varsity line-up:
Army (55). Pos. Seton Hall (7).
Tlmberman.R. F. Foies
Johnson.L. p.j y>iynn
I Dabezies.;.Center,.McGann
Claterbos.R. G...McGi.e l
Pfeiffer.L,. o.M. Flynn
? Goals from field?Tlmberman, 3; Cross,
3; Patterson, 2; Dabezies. 8; Daniel, 2;
Pfeiffer, 2; Johnson, Claterbos, McGann.
Goals from foul?Pfeiffer, 11 out of 13
chances; M. Flynn, 5 out of 13 chances.
Substitutions?Army: Paterson for
Johnson, Cross for Timberman, Blaik for
Dabezies, Daniel for Claterbos, Schabacker
for Pfeiffer. Time of halves?20 minutes.
Referee?Tom Thorp, Columbia. Umpire?
Ed Thorp, De La Salle.
N. Y.-Erie Cup Soccer
At Olympic Field To-day
At the local office of the United
; States Football Association it was an?
nounced yesterday that neutral lines?
men had been appointed to officiate in
the replay of the third round game in
the national soccer championships, New
York F. C. vs. Erie Jl. A. F. C, sched?
uled for Olympic Field, 136th Street
and Fifth Avenue, this afternoon. The
kick-off is set for 2:15 p. m.
The original game was played last
Sunday, and was /stopped seventeen
minutes from time by Referee James E.
Scholefield, of Bristol, Conn., when the
acrobatic tendencies of Ward, the Erie
goalkeeper, had resulted in a break in
the Erie crossbar. The score at the
time was tied at 1 goaf to 1, and a
record attendance for Manhattan soccer
fixtures had witnessed about ninety
minutes of play in soft mud. Schole?
field will, handle the whistle in the re?
play to-day. W. Birchall, of Jersey
City, and Thomas Cunningham, of
Brooklyn, will be the official linesmen^
and M. F. Kelly, of Brooklyn, and C. A.
Lovett, of Manhattan, the U. S? F. A.
delegates) t
Pinehurst Field Trial
PINEHURST, N. O, Jan. 3.?The an?
nual field trial originally scheduled
for the last week in January has been
postponed until February 2, 3, 4 and
5. The dog show will be held on
April 7 and 8.
Order New Rating to Encourage
Interest in Collies and Setters
Five New Judges Are Added
for Westminister Kennel
Club Show Next Month
Five new men have been added to the '
list of judges for the forty-fourth an?
nual dog show of the Westminster
Kennel Club to be held at the Grand j
Central Pa.ace from February 11 to 14.
They are Elliot C. Cowdin, Edward H.
Carle, Jacob Kuhlman, A. McClure
Ilalley and Gerald C. Buck.
The open variety classes, brace and
team variety classes and unclassified
?pccialB will be judged by T. S. Bellin, ;
"William E. Warner and Norman K.
Swire. The final list also shows some
changes of breeds from the first an?
nouncements. The prominence of the
Canadians as judges is unusual and in
the opinion of George W. Gall, the
superintendent, will draw a very largo
entry from the Dominion.
Twenty-one expertB have been select?
ed, in this order:
?WIM',-m B. Warner, Orand Rapids. Mich.
??Bloodhounds, _ria_tlffH, Newfoundlands,
'- Anr-ri'-ari and Bngll.h foxhounds, pointers,
* Wr.Kii-h and Gordon setter?, retrievers. !
irtre-balrc-l pointing Orlfforis and sporting
.'-.ri.'ty -1_._h.~h.
/seob Kuhlman, New York ? St. Br-r
Charles Ludwig, New York?Great
_ J.a_. .s.
T. 8. Bellin, Albany, N. Y.?Russian and ]
J nah w t,ifr?<, _n<l_, de.rhounds. greyhounds, 1
??> ippete, poodles . .!?_ .. ?.<!<?_. Boxers, bull
terriers. West Highland white terriers,
. sandio Dlnrm.pt and Manchester terriers,
|ttl?e-Uane04_- and variety .lass..?.
3. H. Wall. New York?Irish setters.
Lene? Parewsl!, Toronto, Canada?
sporting ?t/_n!<-?_.
Billot?. C. Cow .in, New York ?eagles.
Herbert Man born, Nashville. T?nn.~
(Badger dog?.
* Hortann !?". Swire, Montreal, Canada?
CoHIc?, Oi'i Krigliafa ?heepdog*. H.hlp
J.' r; ? ?_. English ?Hoy _(_?niel_, Jaj-ill'_<
I ?:__n>el?, Pekingese, pug?, toy poodles,
Torhshtrn terrier?. Malte?-., oon-.porting
?vari*?/ c?a-?.? m,ii toy Variety classes.
a. a. *__.__, Brook?;)- _M_.pfM_r-_ dogs,
Belgian *h ?' ?y.-..-., Doberman Plnsohero,
t, ?...' _ and ten toy terrier?, Brussels Orlf
f<./r-- and Chihuahua*.
A. M .Our? Hall ?y, Brooklyn?(_how
A-rod C. Ui'k, I-bilad.lphl-? Dalma
? .)*n?.
Bdwln l/. i'.oger, Philadelphia.-Hulldog*.
William i'.?_.'oH Wol.ott, KeadvlU?,
31? ?_. -Ab. ?dale terriers.
v?._ ..!;?' Thorp, Kingstown, Mam.?
y.-?,..?? ?. ...?ao.>..
__?r?_.?l M. VonUr, J'hiiadelpbla?Boston
, .* if, i'arw-.11, Orang?, Tes^?iPo* t?*r
?'.' r?,
. i-..-*?.-. H. Carl?, UHlbfiok, tt. T.~
f'-'hh?tn UrrUt?,
li. )'';*,??, Houlton, Be,?Irish Ur
Robirrt Sedjrwlck Jr., Now York?Scottish
Cairn and Welsh terriers.
William MoFadden, Montreal, Canada,?
There will be new requirements en?
forced with regard to the allotment of
championship points in Irish setters,
collies and sporting spaniels, under the
rulings of the license committee of the
American Kennel Club at the meeitng
held last Tuesday. In regard to sport?
ing spaniels the value of the higher
ratings is increased by being made more
difficult to attain, but with collies and
Irish setters the reverse is the case.
The Irish breed needs encourage?
ment, for although of sterling merit,, the
red setters are in greater demand an
pals than as field dogs. The effort to
have an Irish setter field trials at Okla?
homa have recently been abandoned
from a lack of interest. If the rating!.
are easier to obtain, the committeemen
argue, more collies and Irish setters will
be benched and more friends gained foi
the breed.
This is a comparison of the old and
the new schedules of points for the win?
ners' classes:
,-Championship Points
One. Two. Three. Four. Flv.
Doss needed, tlw 6 12 17 20 81
Dogs needed, old 6 IK 25 35 &<
,-Championship Point?
One. Two. Three. Four. Flv.
Dojrs needed, n-w 2 3 ?; 8 1?
Po%a needed, old 3 " 5 7 10 1!
i-Championship Points?
One. Two. Throe. Four; Flv?
Dogs needed, nw 4 12 22 f>0 71
Dogs neodsd, old 4-12 17 26 3!
As to the personnel of the five addet
to the list of judges, Elliott C. Cowdii
knows beagles as a hunting man. He ii
an American ace and before taking u|
aviation was a noted gentleman ridei
Jacob Kuhlman is one of the old guar.
of Manhattan breeders of St. Bernard'
A. McClure Hailey, while of late year
mainly identified with Pekingese an
Whippets, is an old exhibitor an
breeder of Chows and knows the breo?
Edward H. Carle is the M. F. H. o
the MUlbrook Hunt, which his wife
the daughter of Oakleigh Thorfh
hunted while Maior Carlo wan oversea*
Gerald C. Buck breeds Dalmatians an
first took up the breed when they wer
in high fashion to run with a horse
drawn vehicle.
Premium lists for the Westministe
Kennel Club dog show are in tho hand
of the printer and will be sent out i
a few day*. The enterte* for the shoi
will close with Superintendent Gall, o
J?m??i'}r ?.\.
cAUister in
To End Season
With Stevens
Columbia Gets Second Gante
on 1920 Schedule; Six
Contests Already Listed
The Stevens game, instead of the Co?
lumbia contest, will be the climax of
the New York University's 1920 foot?
ball season, according to an announce?
ment made last night by Director of
Athletics Frank H. Cann of the Uni?
versity Heights institution. Columbia
has been the final opponent of the
Violet since the re?stablishment of foot?
ball at Morningside Heights in 1915,
and N. Y. U. has been the victor in
three out of the five contests played.
Stevens was the only team to defeat,
the Violet after "Doc" Gargan took
charge of the team last season. The
game next fall will probably be
played at Hoboken, although there is
a possibility that it may be staged at
one of the big New York fields.
Frank Gargan, who did so well with
the N. Y. U. team last season, has been
engaged to take charge of the football
destinies of the Violet for the next
two years. He is an old Fordham quar?
terback and was captain of the 1909
eleven, which lost only one game?to
Princeton, by 3. to 0.
After graduating from Fordham in
1911, Gargan went to Georgetown, and
for three years turned out successful
teams there. In 1916 he was appointed
football coach at Fordham. At the
outbreak of the war he enlisted in the
French army, later becoming a lieuten?
ant in the dental corps of the American
forces. ?,
- The Violet's second game of the sea?
son will be played with Columbia. The
authorities of both institutions de?
sired that the game be played later in
the season, but October 9 was the only
date which both had open.
".Columbia wanted to play us on No?
vember 6," said Director Cann, "and
we would have liked to give them that
date, but it conflicted with our annual
game ~with Union, which could not be
There are only two open dates left
on the 1920 schedule and Director Cann
is negotiating with, several of the lead?
ing colleges. Among those that are
mentioned as possible opponents are
Syracuse, the Army, the Navy, Lafay?
ette, Boston College, Brown and Mary?
land State. The prospects are that
Lafayette will fill one of the open dates.
The schedule so far arranged is as
October 9, Columbia at South Field;
1.6, Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn.;
23, Hamilton at Clinton.
November 2, Trinity at Ohio Field;
6, Union at Ohio Field; 20, Stevens at
Gold Footballs
For Harvard Men
At Big Banquet
BOSTON, Jan. 3.?Plans are under
way for a monster dinner to the Har?
vard football placers which will take on
national proportions as a result of the
great victory over Oregon on New
Year's Day, it was announced here to?
The Harvard Club has appointed a
dinner committee, which includes Sid?
ney Curtis, '05, chairman; Huntington
R. (Tack> Hardwick, '15, the great foot?
ball' player, and John Simpkins, ?12.
The committee has power to enlarge
its membership and promises to pro?
vide a number of novel features, which
will swell the banquet, beyond the pro?
portions of any Harvard football din?
ner of previous years.
The success of the team in being
unbeaten and defeating Yale would be
sufficient to arouse the enthusiasm of
the "grads" for a celebration, but the
East vs. West significance of the Pasa?
dena victory will give the dinner an
all-EaBtern flavor, it is hinted. It is
rumored that prominent men from
other colleges may be invited to at?
tend the gathering and add their
plaudits to those of Harvard men for
the Crimson football warriors.
No definite date or place has been
chosen for the dinner, but it proba?
bly will be the last week in January,
and either at Harvard Club, of Boston,
or at Copley-Plaza. Announcement of
the details will be made later.
All members of the team will be
presented with gold footballs as me?
mentos of the season, which culminat?
ed in humbling the champion Pacific
Coast gridiron team.
Richmond Hill High
Holds Lead in Chess
Winning all four of their games at
the expense of the Commerce team,
the chess players of the Richmond Hill
High School succeeded in holding the
lead in the Interborough High School
Chess League series at the Central
Y. M. C. A., in Brooklyn, yesterday,
despite the fact that the Boys' High
champions added four points to their
total through the default of the Stuy
vesant quartet.
Manual Training defeated Curtis by
3?1 and Commercial tied with Morris
at 2?2. Erasmus obtained a 3%?Vu
verdict over Evander Childs, but only
one game was actually played, and this
was drawn, the other three being for?
feited by the Bronx team.
The summaries:
Bds R'htnond Hill Commerce
1?P'swlmmur ... 1 Horvath.01
???wheeler.1 Molllti....0
'?'????'??;?.1 Fuchs.0
4?Breslau.1 Friedman.0
Total.4 Total .0
B'Ih Manal Curtis
1?Haijfht.1 Rocamors..0
2?SioBOl.1 Schwartz.0
!!?Pearl.,.... 1 K'nianowltr. . ..... 0
4?Forfeited.o Burrows.i
Total.:; Total.1
Bds C'merclal Morris
3?Bornhol?!.1 Adams.0
2?Plfirson . ......0 Schl?chter.1
3?Sterling . ..... 1 Blum.0
4?D'mondstoln ..0 Drablcln.1
Total.2 Total.3
Boys' High was represented by Katz,
Schick, Brimbcrg and Kabatsky, each
of whom scored by default.
The Erasmus team was Campbell,
Coleman, Bennett and Kirkland. Cole
man drew against Wehde, of Evander
Childs, and the others scored by de?
Thompson Back in Major*
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 8.?Outfielder Shag
Thompson, who was the real batting
leador of the Three Eye League during
the recent season, will be a candidate
for a position with the St. Louis Ameri?
cans next spring. Business Manager
Bobby Quinn is disposed to give the
younsgter a tryout. This will be
Thompson's second trip into the swift
set, he having played a utility outfield
post with Connie Mack's Athletics in
T?-??-:- l _____
First Round of Seventh Regiment Tennis T
The Days of Real Sport.- Byuraccs
(Copyrixht, 1919. New York Tribuns Ltw.)
<?y Gran fland Rice
(Copyright, 1919, New York Tribune Inc.)
Where Eyery Prospect Pleases!
There'? a land where tinted tulips
Bloom forever. Likewise juleps.
Where the castanets are clicking
And the mercury rides high.
Where the overweight duennas
Squelch the serenading tenors;
Where no politicians promise
That the country's going dry.
It's an isle of palm and passion,
Where a flicker proves the fashion;
And where gently blown mantillas
Seem to subtly beckon, "Come!"
Where sophisticated Anglos
Dancing Latin-born fandangos
Scent Adventure in the making,
Far beyond the realm of rum.
On the liners now departing
There's an exodus just starting
For those pastures Caribbean,
Where the elbow follows through.
And we stay-at-homes when dreaming
Of that ice in winter gleaming
Not on pavements?but in glasses?
Claim we're out of luck. Don't you?
The Germans wrecked Carpentier's coal mines, but
the French champ got most of it back by wrecking
Joe Beckett. Passing it along seems to be the main
order <jf the day.
One of the main troubles a number of promoters are
running into is discovering a place where Dempsey's
victory over Carpentier will be popular. Up to date
the map has refused to reveal any such country.
"Can Dempsey hit harder than Bob Pitzsimmons?"
queries a reader. It depends upon whether you take
the testimony of Jess Willard of James J. Corbett.
And Professor J. Beckett, of England, might desire
to arise and nominate still another candidate.
The Greatest
Dear Sir : A. says that Chick Harley is the greatest
football player that ever lived.
B. disagrees and says that Jim Thorpe, Eddie
Mahan, Charley Barrett, Charley Brickley and Elmer
Oliphant were greater. Who wins?
J. F. K. and G. H. S.
The two greatest football players we ever saw for
all around ability and value were Jim Thorpe and
Eddie Mahan. Harley was the best all around 1919
star, with Rodgers a close second. He was more ver?
satile than Brickley or Oliphant, as brilliant a's both
But to place him above Thorpe and Mahan is an?
other matter. The Western star is great enough to
leave an enduring football name. That ought to be
More About the Greatest
Awarding any one man the honor of being The
Greatest of all time at any sport is an intricate busi?
. Each generation likes to crown its own idol as king. {
In baseball, King Kelly stood unchallenged for a I
great many years. Then Wagner was handed the
scepter by a cheering multitude. And as Wagner i
faded out the crown was passed along to Cobb. !
Each in turn has been labeled The Greatest. The
records show that Cobb upon attack, in the matter of
base hits delivered and runs scored, has never known an
equal. But there was also Wagner's brilliant defen?
sive play to be considered, with his ability to bat above
.300 for sixteen or seventeen consecutive years.
John L. was The Greatest. Then Fitz, Jeffries, etc.,
in turn. To-day they put Dempsey above the list.
The next Greatest may be Carpentier or an unknown.
One point is worth a gamble. By naming any one
entry as The Greatest of all time you can always
count upon a swift and noisy argument.
The Battle That Counts
Those who are a bit depressed over the rugged
battle th^at 1920 offers them might consider these ex?
tracts from verses submitted, by Private James W.
Beebe, Company D, 312th Infantry, entitled "A
Wounded Soldier Speaks":
"For you the war is over?for you the war is done,
Ne-w hopes, new joys surround you with each succeeding
Before you lies the future, a, rosy glorious haze,
Successes won, through battles lost, across the golden
"We are but toys of Fortune, tve are but paivns of
Our bodies wrecked and broken on the battlefields of
France ;
Yet now with smiling faces we wait that blessed day
When, done witJi splints and crutches, homeward we
wend our way."
If these men are willing to give Fate a battle, how
about the rest of us?
"In all the joshing that is going around," writes Fair
Deal, "don't forget that Great Britain still holds the
international polo trophy and the Dwift F. Davis lawn I
tennis cup, two of the greatest of all the international j
Statistics are not always to be relied upon as full
proof to establish some given point, but they would at j
least indicate that as a beverage .there are at least j
one or two safer drinks than wood alcohol. To our
complete and ultimate satisfaction, at any rate.
"How the hotelbill can you keep your eye on the
ball when it won't stay there?" asks a duffer. Ever try
1 glue or a safety pin?
Judging from the various football schedules ar?
ranged for next fall, only the observer who can be in
eleven different places at the same time is going to
take in a fair part of the main sights. 1919 was a
fairly busy year, but 1920 will be a young whirlwind.
Arguments seem to be budding out in thick clus?
ters around this date. Another bystander wants to
know if the game has ever produced a greater pitcher
than Mathewson. Not that we recall on merely a
moment's notice. But the fan who wants ' to give
Walter Johnson the samo backing can give you an
equal battle.
Swimming Meet Postponed i
The Marquand School-New Haven ?
High School swimming meet, scheduled
for the Brooklyn Central Y. M. C. A.
yesterday morning, was postponed until
next Saturday morning at the request
of the Connecticut boys. On Wednes?
day afternoon Marquand will meet the
Boys' High School rrarim merit.
Rose to Train Dempsey
Charlie Rose, the great trainer of
athletes, who has conditioned all sizes
of boxers from Champion Johnny Cou
lon to big Carl Morris, has been en
?aged to train Willie Jackson, the local
ghtweight, for his future battles. Rose
will train Jack Dempsey for his tight
with Georges Carpentier, If the match
is ai-rnnged.
Miller Wins Squash Final
CEDARHURST, L. I., Jan. 3.?The
final mntch of the Rockaway Hunt
Club aquaah tennis tournament was
played at the Rockaway Hunt Club this
afternoon and wa_ v/on by Lawrence
McKeever Miller, who beat Edward W.
Nash in the final 6--15, 17?14, 16?12,
IB?12. There wero twenty-seven
Navy Five Defeats
Stevens in Exciting
Game at Annapolis
Special Correspondence
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 3.?The bas- j
ketball fives of the Naval Academy and j
Stevens furnished a fast and furious j
game this afternoon, the Navy winning '
by 37 to 34, after ties had been made
and broken and the lead secured* and
lost all through the second half. Some?
what steadier playing and more ac
1 curate shooting in the first half were
the factors which gave the midship?
men the victory.
The Navy scored five points before
the visitors broke the ice, and the half
ended 15 to 12 for the home team.
Making several changes in the line-up,
Stevens played a strong game in the
second half, Kurtz, Bettman and Daly i
all finding the basket on skillful shots. ?
Two field goals by Kurtz gave the
visitors a lead of two points six min- '
utes before final time. In the short
interval the lead changed twice, but
goals by Burkholder and Greber in the
last two minutes gave the Navy a safe
margin at the close.
Faster and more aggressive basket?
ball has never been seen here than
that exhibited by both teams in the
final period. . j
The line-up:
' N. Academy (37). Pos. Stevens (34).]
Burkholder.D. F.Kurtz
Kyer.R. F.Hughley |
Greber.Center. . .Carlson (Capt.)
"Wattera (Capt.).. .it. G.Brunne I
Blue.R. G.Gottleib ?
Subsitutions: Naval .Academy?Butler I
for Blue. Stevens?Bettman for Hughley,
Bgger for Gottleib, Kurtz for Kgger.
Daley for Kurtz. Goals from field:
'Naval Academy?Burkholder, 8: Byerly,
2; Greber, 2; Blue, 2; Butler. Stevens?
Kurtz, 5; Bettman, 3; Daley. 2; Carlson,
2; EgKer. Foul Koala: Naval Academy?
Watters, 2 in G; Byerly, 5 in G. Stevens?
Kurtz, 5 in 10; Carlson, 3 in 3. Referee?
Mr. DeerinK. Manhattan College. Umpire
?Mr. Callowhlll, Baltimore Central Y. M.
I C. A. Time of halves, 20 minutes.
Brown's Say When
Sails Home First
Again on the Ice
Special Correspondence
RED BANK, N. J., Jan. 3.?Showing
her old-time form of three years ago,
when she successfully defended for
the North Shrewsbury Ice Yacht Club
the third-ciass championship pennant
of America by outsailing the Imp and
Princeton, of the Long Branch Ice
Yacht and Boat Club, Thomas Irving
Brown's Say When won to-day's ten
mile race over the club's triangular
course. Three other yachts started ;
in the point race for the W. Harold !
Powers Cup.
The Say When sailed the four rounds I
of two and a half miles each in 21
minutes and 5 seconds and was ex?
pertly handled by Brothers Mart and
Oliver Haviland. Two other Haviland
brothers, Allie and Frank, sailed Mr.
Brown's lateen rigged Wizard, but with?
drew in the second round after being
'left far behind. For two rounds and a
half it was a nip and tuck fight be?
tween the Say When and George W.
Bray's Daisy, sailed by Reuben White,
with Oscar Brand at the sheet.
The Daisy, getting away in the
lead, finished the first round ten sec?
onds in front) but during the sec?
ond round the Say When, through
ciever maneuvering by skipper Havi?
land caught and passed the Daisy,
turning the home ?take in the lead
by five seconds. On the last leg of
the third round the Daisy's star?
board side stay parted and she was
forced to withdraw. Henry Apple
gate's new boat Whim, sailed by the
owner, and with Lester Conover shset
tender, won second honors by finishing
1 minute and 15 seconde behind the
Say When.
In the three ice vacht races thus far
sailed the Say When has won two and
the Daisy one. Pierre A. Proal, the
prominent golfer, tried out his new
areo sled for the first time and drove
over the ice at a rate of more thaa
a mile a minute.
McDonald Signs Entry
Pat McDonald, the traffic cop, while
directing tho automobiles at Forty
third Street and Broadway yesterday
found time to sign an entry blank for
the 16-pound shot Metropolitan Asso?
ciation championship, which will be
one of the features at the 71st Regi?
ment games on January 16. McDonald
has won this, title for tho past five
Perkins Signs I
With Athletics
At an Increase
Regarded as Best Gatcher in
the American League;
Sought by Rival CIuIh
By W. J. Macbeth
Though Connie Mack declares mo*
emphatically that he has taken no step
as yet to round up his baseball tale?
for 1920, "The Philadelphia PublJ?
Ledger" has gone on record to the cog.
trary. In yesterday's issue of thlt
paper was displayed the announcement
that Cather Ralph Perkins, of the At?,
letics, a few days ago in conferenj?
with Connie at Shibe Park, put hit
name to a new contract which calls _?*
a liberal salary increase.
Mack this winter appears more com?
municative than ever before, and hu
stated repeatedly that he hopes to in
prove the fortunes of his five-time tail,
enders. Perkins is one of the very,
very few ball players on Connie's res.
ter. At the close of the 1919 season he -
was considered one of the best back
stops in the American "League, which ii
particularly strong on receivers. It i?
believed that by the end of another
campaign Perkins should have no la?
pe ri ors in the "game. ....
Practically every rival club in th?
American League nas been on Conni?
Mack's neck for Perkins ever since th*
close of last season. It is known that
Detroit made a flattering offer?ene of
the best young outfielders developed in
many years. Ed Barrow, of the Red
Sox, was sanguine of landing Perkint
at the time the recent Boston-Wadt
ington trade was negotiated. He still
has hopes of success in case Mack for
gets his oath to traffic in no more of
his playing chattels.
Would Fit Well Here
Perkins would fit in well with tht
Yankees, who are none too strong hi
experienced catchers. It is known that
Huggins suggested a trade te Mack it
the time of the annual meeting of th? .
American Leasrue in this city last '
month. Mack, however, disdained te
traffic with the owners of the Yankees,
who had just put over some hot shot
about Connie's cellar champions.
In spite of Mack's optimistic as?
surances little remains to enthus?
Quaker City hopes. Mack says he will
take forty players to Lake Charles.
But there are not four really high
class ball players in the lot.
Matters have gone even worse with
the Phillies. Manager Gavvv Cravatfc
finished the season with a nondescript
crew, but he will start the next with
an even worse if Franklin, Pa., reporta
are true. It is said that "Mule" Watsoa,
one of the Phillies' best pitchers, and
Infielder Harry Pearse have both signed
to play for the Franklin team in 1920.
This is the club to which Scott Perry,
Connie Mack's best pitcher, deserted
last year. '
I -
The annual meeting of the National
! Commission will be held at Cincinnati
i next Thursday. A postponement of
three days was taken at the request
of President John A. Heydler of. the
National League. The original data
set by the peace agreement was to-,
morrow?the first Monday of the new
The commission meeting will precede
a conference between the two major
league presidents on prospective sohe?
ules for 1920. Ban Johnson has always
had complete charge of arranging the
American League's draft of playing
' dates. Kindred authority has been
vested with John A. Heydler by the
National League club owners for th?
coming season.
Schedule Making Easy
Schedule making; is more or less _
i matter of routine. Ordinarily the
schedules rotate, or rather alternate, 4
for four-year periods. Cooperation be?
tween the rival majors had eliminated
'all conflicting dates before Sunday
baseball came to the State of New
j York. With three local representatives
in the field on Sundays a new problem
presents itself, which Messrs. Heydler
and Johnson must adjust
There is some hope for baseball In
Boston the coming year, it is said.
Such a boon would solve the Sunday
problem in the East.
Fred Mitchell, manager of the Cube,
to-day .will leave Boston for Chicago
to busy himself with rounding up hie
players for the coming season. Mitch?
ell winters on his farm near Boston.
Mitchell forecasts a close and excit?
ing race among the Reds, Giants, Cubs
and Pirates next season. He believes
Chicago has an excellent chance to re?
peat its pennant triumph of 1918. This
hope is based on the assurances that
George Tyler can contribute his cus?
tomary twenty victories to the Cub
cause. Tyler was of practically no use
last year. He had an arm ailment diag?
nosed as neuritis. Mitchell says it was
discovered that "Lefty" had dus sacs
under seyeral?of his molars. The ailing
teeth have been removed, with the re?
sult that Tyler's arm appears as strong
as ever.
Word comes from Indianapolis, where
"Hod" Eller is wintering, that Pat
Moran's star right hander has decided
to retire from baseball. It is said Eller
has decided to become a coal operator.
It was reported earlier that Eller bad
demanded a liberal increase in salary.
This rumor was accepted as part of the
annual "hold-out" chatter that develops
every winter?
Columbia Wins From
Alumni at Basketball
Columbia defeated the Alumni In ?
fast basketball game at the Columbia
Gym last riight by a score of 29 to 26.
The game /was one of the best plavei
?on the locfjil floor this season, and pro?
duced plenty of spirited play and
clever teamwork on the part of both
quintets. ]
The Altimni had three former all
stars m thieir line-up, the two Bensons
and Meeh?n. They played well while
they remained in the contest. C. Le">
8_arrcd '?f the Alumni and Tvnan did
the best Work for the students.
The lmejup: ?
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