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Cann and Mooney Honored;
Sweeney Off League Five
Leading Point Scorer of College Organization Fails
to Gain Position on AU-Star Combination;
Three Other Penn Players, However, Are Listed
By Ray McCarthy
Thc most successful season in the annals of the Intercollegiate Bas
ketball League came to a close Friday night. A post-season series be?
tween Chicago and Penn, the league champion and permanent winner of
tne Hoppe trophy, is to be played this week. It is also of interest that
the New York University five won the National Amateur Athletic Union
championship and was probably every bit as good as the Philadelphia
quintet. That these two teams did not meet in an elimination series to
take on Chicago is to be regretted, as this was the only thing needed to
make ihe excellency of the season complete.
With the execntion of Penn, the other-?a
five teams in the league were very
evcnly matched. ln many respects the
matches wero not unlike those in foot?
ball last fall, as there were several up
sets, one of the most notable boing the
defeat of Princeton by Columbia at
In the point of attendance the game
enjoyed the groatest prosperity. Rec?
ord breaking crowds witnessed practi?
cally every game in thc league compe?
tition. Incidcntally, what is said to
be a world's record in regard to bas
ketball attendances was established at
the 22d Regiment Armory in this city,
when nearly 10.000 people paid to see
N. Y. L'. defeat its city rival,
C. C. X. r.
Requisites for Team
The prime requisites of an all-star
(iuintet are speed, handnng of the ball,
teamwork, floor piay, accuracy in shoot?
ing and a good defensive. Keeping
these points in mind, our 1919-20 all
:>tar five picked from the league play?
ers would be:
Forwards?Van Slyck, of Yale, and
Porter, of Cornell; Center?Graves, of
Pennsylvania: Guards?Peck and Mc?
Nichol, of Pennsylvania.
It will probably occasion some sur
prise that Mike Sweeney, Penn's right
t'orward, who led the league in scor?
ing, is not placed on the first team.
It is true Sweeney has more points to
his credit than any other player, but
it must not be forgotten that he scored
ninety-three of these from the foul
line and that he registered only twen
Howard Cann
ty-seven floor goais. Five other men
have more floor goals to their credit
than Sweeney. Porter, of Cornell,
tossed in as many as thirty-three from
the floor.
The best forward in the league, in
our opinion, was Van Slyck, oi Yale.
This follow had as kecn an eye for
the hoop as anv other player in the
organization. Moreover, he was fast
and extremely shifty, and could shoot
from any anglc. liest of all, he was a
fine floor man. This, in fact, was his
Sweeney, on thc other hand, was feri
a great many of his shots, and it must
be taken into eonsideration he got.
moro help than either Porter or Van
Slyck. Shooting is one thing; getting
the ball yourself and breaking away
from an opponent another. Of two
such players there isn't much doubt
as to which is the more valuable to a
team. Many great players go unno
ticed because they seldom take a shot
or haven't the opportuuity, as they are
too busy doing other work.
Porter Good Floor Man
Porter was another good man on the
floor. He was fast, could mix into
scrimmages and come through with a
good shot almost as well as Van Slyck.
Re doesn't possess the foul shooting
ability of Van Slyck or Sweeney, but
foul shooting is largely a matter of
practice. Such a player is an asset to
a team, to be sure, but a good shifty
player who can break loose and shoot
is of more value.
Billy Graves is a capable youngster,
who easily outpiayeh aU the other
fiivot men he faced. This young fel
ow, who hails from Springfield, in
which vicinity he played a lot of
basketball, is bound to be a sensa
tlon?-one of the greatest players Penn
ever had, in fact?before he is
In this his first year he msde a fine
reputation with the Red and Blue. He
knows how to get around with the
least exertion, has a good eye and
is atrong on defense. It has been
said that he.and Peck were the bu!
wark of Penn's defense and the shield
of the offensc. Graves was second to
Porter in baskets from the floor, with
29 to his credit.
Penn can atribute much of its suc?
cess on the court this season to the
fact that it had the best pair of guards
in the league. In Captain Peck it
possessed undoubtedly thc strongest
defensive player in the East, while
McNichol waa capable both on the de
jense and offer.se. These two havo
had eonsiderable basketball experience
??d have had tho benefit of splendid
ea*c?fi?S during their prep school ani
_t-i?5-c*r_er^ Davy McNichol, more
*v?V**. afcrotlwr of Harry and Eddle,
Leading Basketball
Teams of Season
First Pos. Second
Van Slyck (Y). ,F.. .Sweeney, (Pa.)
Porter (C'nell).. F. ..Johnson (Col.)
Graves (Pa.)....C.Hamill (Y)
Peck (Pa.).G.Browne (D)
McNichol (Pa.).,G...Wittmer (Pr.)
First Pos. Second
Cann (N.Y.U.).. .F. Donovan (L'g'h)
Van Slyck (Y)..F..Ball (C.C.N.Y.)
Mooney (N.Y.U.).C.. .Graves (Pa.)
Peck (Pa.).G.Baker (N.Y.U.)
McNichol (Pa.).G. Cottrell (C'g'te)
two former Penn "stars, who captained
ReO and Blue fives.
An Unbeatable Array
Tliis all-star five, we feel, could
more than hold its own against any
team in the country. Every one of the
players is fast, each is an expert
handler of the ball, knows the value
of teamwork, is a good shooter, and,
above all, all are clever in floor play,
dribbling, passing and cutting.
On the second team Sweene-v and
Johnson, the colored flash of Columbia,
are named as the forwards. Hamill, of
Yale, who was one of the few to hold
Graves close, is placed at center, and
Wittmer, who was a power in Prince
ton's backfield on the gridiron, and
Browne, of Dartmouth, are the guards.
Brown was the outstanding star of the
Green live; in fact, he was more than
haif the team, and while doing the bulk
of the floor work he managed to make
more baskets than any other guard
and finished fourth in the standing.
He is a clever all-round player.
In choosing an ail-Eastern team we
have placed Howard Cann, of New York
I'niversity, probably the best player in
intercollegiate ranks this year, and
Van Slyck in the forward positions;
Mooney, of New York, at center, and
Peck and McNichol as guards.
Mooney is a wonderful player, who
made an exeellent running mate for
Cann. The former scored 228 points
during the season. These two ran wild
in virtually everv contest in which
they played and hooped thc ball for
more than haif a dozen double-count
ers apiece. Both fill every rcquirc
Cann, particularly, was a real star.
Weighing 185 pounds, fast as thc fast
est, shifty and possessing an eagle
optic for the hoop, hc proved a tough
customer to all guards. Ho himself
was a guard of stcllar ealiber. His per?
formance in the national tournament
at Atlanta won for him the individual
cup for being the best player.
On the second all-Eastern team Don?
ovan. of Lehigh, and Ball, of C. C.
X. Y., are placed as forwards. They
are little fellows who meet all require?
ments. Graves gets the center position
and Baker, of N. Y. U., and Cottrell,
of Colgate, are named the guards.
Donovan, who hails from Philadelphia,
played with McNichol in prep school,
and, like the Red and Blue star, has
had the benefit of Lou Sugarman's
teaching. Ball is fast and has a good
eye, and Baker and Cottrell are two
heavy fellows who are strong on de?
Mike Stveeney
To Stop Betting on Soccer
LONDON, March 20.?The Engiish
Football Association, in an appeal sup?
porting the bill introduced in Parlia
ment to prevent coupon betting on tha
results of the leading soccer football
games, mentions, to show the extent of
the practice at present, that in a re?
cent raid at, Newcastle the polioe
seized 51,528 filled up betting. coupons
largely for sixpence, (12 cents) and
shillings (.25 cent?)ic\
Canada Likely
To Break With
U. S. in Soccer
MONTREAL, March 20.?Reports
that a picked team of soccer stars
from St. Louis, all American born, in?
tends to tour Scandinavian countries,
with a possibility of .Germany nnd
Austria, has disturbed soccerites
throughout Canada.
Craig Campbell, a former president
of the Dominion of Canada Football
Association, says that it means that
the United States Football Association
has aligned itself with Norway, Swe?
den, Finland and Denmark against
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
Canada, France and Belgium. It may
also mean the breaking off of the Fed?
eration Internatic'ioje and complete sev
erance of Great Britain ond her do
minions from the European countries
mentioned in football.
The Dominion Football Association
is heart and soul with the old coun?
try, but if the U. S. F. A. persists in
this tour a barrier will stretch along
the border. denyiiig the slightest. inter
course and put an end, perhaps for
years to come, to all thoughts of inter?
national or intercity visits.
Iowa Schoolboy Five
Wins Match by Point
CHICAGO, March 20.? Boone High
School, of Iowa, and Crawfordsville,
Ind., were the winners to-day in the
semi-finals of the national interscholas
tic basketball tournament being held at
the University of Chicago. Boone de- .
feated Stivers High, 11 to 10, while
Central High, of Minneapolis, was the \
victim of Crawfordsville, the score be- :
ing 21 to 16. |
The Boone-Stivers match was the
closest yet staged in the tourney. At<
the end of the first half Boone was in j
the lead by 10 to 8. The guarding was
so hard and close in the second period i
that only three points were scored,
Boone getting one of these and thereby
cmerging the victor. The final round
will be played on Mondav afternoon.
. C^'
Chicago Pair Take Lead
In Bowling Congress
PEORIA, 111., March 20.?J. Nevaril
anoKA. Hartman. of Chicago, went into
first place in the two-man events at
the American Bowling Congress this
afternoon with a score of 1,258.
Low scores marked the play again to?
day, bowlers from Chicago, Louisville,
Racine, Columbus, Omaha and St. Paul
failing to complete successful attacks
against the leaders in the individual
and two-men events.
F. W. Sallee, Columbus, went into
tenth place in the individual standings,
counting 651 pins.
?- -
Draw for English Cup
LONDON, March 20.?The draw for
the semi-final round of the English cup
competition, the greatest soccer tourna?
ment in the world, resulted as follows:
I Chelsea vs. Aston Villa at Bramhall
Lane; Huddersfield Town vs. Brist>l
City at Stamford Bridge. Both games
will be played on March 27.
Yale Fencers Break Even
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 20.?The
Yale fencing team won from the Massa?
chusetts Institute. of Technology here
to-day, 7 to 2, but was defeated by the
Harvard team, 5 to 4.
To-day's Soccer Schedule
A strong card of soccer games is
i down for decision to-day, which in
! cludes the National Challenge Cup, the
I Southern New York Cup, the New Jer
: sev State Cup and National and Metro?
poiitan League games. The arranged
schedule is as follows:
At Todd's Fleld, Brooklyn. Robln's Drv
Dock vs. Fall River Rovers. Klck-oft 2
At Ridgewood Park, Brooklyn. Hunga
? rtan-Amcricans vs. Longfellows.
At Maoonib's ParU, New Tork. Viking
1 "A" vs. Yisitalion.
At Astoria, L. I. Astoria vs. Woodside.
At Clark's Field Newark. American A.
i A. vs. Triangle. Klck-olt 11 a. m.
At Paterson. Totowa. Rovers vs. Crescent
of ElU*bctn.
At Morse Oval. Brooklyn. Mosse Dry
Dock vs. Paterson.
At Clark's Fleld. Newark. Erie A. A.
v?. Federal Shtp.
At Taft'a Ov-,1. Brooklyn. Tebo Taoht
Bt?ln va. Tyrconnel Celta.
Tennis Solons
Soon to Allot
Tonrney Dates
Applications Indicate Most
Active Season in History;
Trip Abroad Undecided
A number of important matters will
be considered by thc executive commin
tee of the United States Lawn Tennis
Association when it meets on March
-7. Tho usual routine reports will bo.
brought to thc committec's attention
nnd undoubtedly much time will he
devoted to the schedule committec's
Applications for tournament dates
already indicate a very avtive season,
nnd the committee will have a difficult
task to avoid conflicts in the schedule.
In this connection, the executive com?
mittee will doubtless hear the recom?
mendations of the Davis Cup committee
as to Ihe matches which representa?
tives of the United States may play
Rcfusal on tho part of (he Belgian
authorities to change the date of the
tennis events in the Olympic games
makes it extremely ininrob'able that the
United r States will bc represented
there. There is some chance, however,
that a team may be sent abroad to
play in the Engiish championship and
some Davis Cup contest, if one can
be arranged in Europe. Decision as to
that must await developments.
Date Still Unscttled
The date and place for the East-West
match this year have not been fixed,
due to tlie uncertainty regarding the
foreign activties of American players.
If the best men are not to be in the
United States until the end of August
or early in September, the match will
probably be held then.
Besides the schedule matters the
committee will have to consider appli?
cations from various sectional associ
tions, which desire recognition un?
der the new constitutional provisions
adopted at the annual meeting.
Steps have already been taken to
organize the Missouri Valley Associa
tion, aUhougii it is probablc that this'
will not; be perfec.ted in time to do !
much more than get started in 1020.
A similar effort is being made in the
middle states section, clubs in Phila?
delphia having taken the lead in Pro
moting this organization.
To Join Federaiion
The committee also will considp* a
recent communication from cfficials of
the French association, hearing on the
part the International Federation is to
have in making tho official rules. The
plan is to pass this prerogative to the
federation, and the idea has been ac?
cepted abroad.
The Europeans desire to have the
United States share in this activity of
the federation, and regret their present
inability to effect a solution of the
difiiculties now blocking this country.
Negotiations are in the hands of Wat?
son Washburn, who represented the
United States at the conference abroad.
Plans to develop the scope of the
umpires' association's activities this
year also will be discussed. From the
progress made last year it is evident
that the association fills a need in the
tennis world, and a start will soon be
made in organizing its efforts for the
coming season.
Nickalls Selects
i Two Yale Crews
For Opening Races
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 20.?Al?
though one or two more changes may
j be made, Yale's first and second varsity
I crews have been selected by Coagh Guy
I Nickalls for the opening race meet of
the season, the contest of the two
I eights against the corrcsponding pair
of thc University of Pennsylvania, April
j 3. It will be rowcff at Thiladelphia.
The Eli eights will leave in a week
j for several days' preliminary practice
j over the Schuylkill course. They have
been enabled to get ten days' actual
: rowing on the Quinnipiack River, near
the Adee boathouse. and their develop?
ment has been rapid.
Nickalls has decided to limit the var
I sity to six tentative eights and the
> freshman squad to three octettes till
| after the Easter vacation. The fresh
j men do not row at Philadelphia, and
no definite order has been maintainod
| in their boat, but the two varsity eights
! have been picked as follows:
FIRST?Stroke, Captain Peters;
| No. 7, Ellis; No. 6, I.ovejoy; No. 5,
Fiagg; No. 1, Schieffelin; No. 3, Mc
Henry; No. 2, Moulton; bow, Alien;
coxswain, Carson.
SECOND?Stroke, Cheney; No. 7,
Walker; No. (5, Cowles; No. 5, Mali;
: No. 1, Dennis; No. 3, Driscoll; No. 2,
i Hord; bow, Whitney; coxswain,
! Hadden.
I Of the first eight Captain Peters and
| Phil Alien were in the regular shell last
I year, and Lovejoy, Schieffelin, McHenry
| and Moulton were in several of the
varsity events. Alien is a son of Phil
Allcn. Yale's captain in '90. Of the
second eight Ward Cheney was stroke
and Whitney was bow. He is a son of
Harry Payne Whitney, the New York
sportsman. Hord, Mali and Driscoll
wero on thc varsity squad.
Princeton Varsity Crew Loses
Lamont-, Captain and Stroke
Injury in Basketball Game
Deprives Coach Dr.
Spaeth of Star's Services
k From a Special Correspondent
?PRINCETON, N. J., March 10.?Tn
spite of a formidable array of expert
oarsmen available for the Tiger crews,
Dr. Spaeth, faculty coach. is facing the
most serious situation in his ten years
at the head of Princeton rowing. Lake
Carnegie is in many parts of the
course still frozen to the bottom, and j
there is little hope that thc Tigers ;
will be out on the water for ten days. j
In an effort to clear the channel the
field artillery unit of the university :
is at work with dynamite.
In addition to the fact that the j
Orange and Black crew^ are still on
the machines while most of thc other
crews in the East are on the water,
Captain Lamont is out of the boat
with an injury which may prevent his
cntering the shell for the remaindor
of thc season. While playing in an
interclub championship basketball game
recently the Princeton captain and '
stroko dislocated his knee. The in- j
jured member is in a cast, and Lamont \
will be unable to report for practice
again for three weeks. ?
Dr. Spaeth is whipping several men j
into shape to take Lamont's position
at stroke, for if the captain returns'
during the season it will have to be to j
a seat in the middle of the shell. Cres- \
well is at present the most promising
candidate for the position, although
the coach is also considering Leh and
Terry. Bob Campbell, stroke of the
junior varsity, would bc a strong con
tender for tho position if he were
heavier. but Spaeth does not wish to
break up the junior boat at the present
The head coach has picked a tenta
tive varsity and junior varsity eight,
and although a few changes may occur,
especially between the two boats, the
men will take to the water as follows:
Varsity?Creswell, stroke; Bryan, No.
7; Hamilton, No. 6; Milne, No. 5;
Terrj-. 2-u. 4: Page, No. 3; Leh, No. 2; ;
McAlpin, bo*?.
Junior Varsfty ?*? Bob Campbell,
atroke; Halnes, No. 7: Chisholm, No. j
6; Wolverton, No. 5; Curtis, No. 4; Mc
Kinnon, No. 3; Bowman, No. 2; Brush,
In Spaeth's estimation the first three
crews are the best average that Prince?
ton has ever had, and although the
varsity itself does not stand out
greatly above the junior and third
crews, the first three men are well
above the average. Because of the
equality among the three boats the
coach to-day announced that he will
carry out a new principle during the
It will not be decided until a week
before the race which crew will be
chosen to compete as the varsity, the
fastest boat at that time being se?
lected for the race of the following
Saturday. The men will be kept at
Princeton over the Easter vacation be?
cause of the late start for training pur?
A race with Annapolis on April 17,
which was pending, had to be refused
by the Princeton rowing authorities be?
cause the men will not have had suf?
ficient time on Lake Carnegie to put
themselves in condition for a race so
early. However. tne Tigers will meet
the. Navy on May 29 at thc Schuylkill
The Princeton froshman team will
not be as strong as the crack yearling
eight which represented the Orange
and Black last spring, but tbe young
sters are improving fa;:t. The chie7
handicap in the shell is the lightress
of the men. The freshmen are at pres?
ent rowing in the following make-up;
Wright, stroke; Wigand, No. 7: Mont
gomery, No. 6; Snyder, No. 5* Mavl
lorcugh, No. 4; Hillgartner, No. 3;
Reed, No. 2; Schmertz bow.
England Double Winner
LONDON, March 20.?The interna?
tional Rugby game between England
and Scotliind to-day ended a win for
England by 13 to 4. The interna?
tional soccer game between the two
contenders resulted in a win for Eng?
land by 1 to 0. ,
Murphv Enters Auto Classic
INDIANAPOLIS, March 20.?Jimmy
Murphy, who flashed f rom obscurity into
fame by winning the inaugural 250
mile sweepstakes on the Los Angeles
Speedway, has entered the eighth inter?
national 500-mile nace on the Indian?
apolis1 8a?ima\y M/ * 31.
Ranking Tennis
Players of U. S.
To Clash Soon
Tilden, Kumagae, Voshell,
Wright Among Entrants
for North and South Title
By Fred Hawthorne
The first real clash of the "first ten"
men in American lawn tennis will occur
in the playing of the great annual
North and South championship pn the
c[ay courts of the Pinehurst Country
Club, at Pinehurst, N. C, beginning
on Thursday, April 8, and finishing on
the following Wednesday.
Some of the men who will take the
courts on this occasion have won na?
tional and international reputations at
the game, and particular interest will
attach to matches between such play?
ers this season, on account of the
possible hearing it will have on the
selection of the teams that will go to
Wimbledon, to Antwerp and to New
Zealand, to play in the Davis Cup
matches of 1920.(
The recent t'ournaments at Palm
Beach and at Havana, both of which
were won by Ichiya Kumagae, of Japan,
have served to put the players on edge,
and this means that those competing at
Pinehurst will be in something like
midseason form when they begin play
in the North and South classic.
There is an unusual amount of inter?
est on the part of the players in the
Southern championship tournament
this year, even though the fixture is
some three weeks off. Already, I am
informed, William T. Tilden 2d, run
ner-up for the national singles title
in 1918 and 1919, and the No. 2 man in
the "first ten," has signified his'inten?
tion of competing
Tilden's Entry Assured
Tilden i.s known as one of the most
spectacular players, and one of the
most brilliant, in the world, and is r?
garded as an almost certain selection
for this year's Davis Cup team. I
know, personally, that the tall Phila
delphian has his mind set on making
the international teams and on making
another bid for the national champion?
ship this year, and this means that Til?
den will go to Pinehurst prepared to
give of his best.
Kumagae will also be among ^the con
tenders in the North and South cham?
pionship, and those of us who recail
the terrinc struggles between Tilden
and the little Japanese last season on
clay courts, do not need to be told that
another clash between them will result
in a meeting worthy of the highest tra
ditions of the game.
Kumagae is at his wonderful best on
clay courts. He fairly revels in the
fast going on the hard surface. As a
matter of fact, I doubt if there are
more than two or three men in the!
country?no, not more than two?who I
can take the measure of Kumagae when j
the latter is at his best. It was Tilden ,
himself, last summer, who told me, j
after the Japanese had defeated him in
the tourney at Niagara-on-the-Lake,
that Ichiya would have defeated any
man in the world that day.
S. Howard Voshell, former national
indoor champion and one of the great
players of this country, will play at
Pinehurst, as will Harold A. Throck
morton, a former national junior cham?
pion and a player of the spectacular,
smashing school; Bcals C. Wright,
Davis Cup veteran; Craig Biddle, in
ternationalist, and Vincent Richards,
the greatest prodigy of his years ever
developed in?kAmerica.
Women Also to Compete
These men have already signifiel
their intention of making the trip to
Pinehurst, and the list will undoubt
edly be enlarged to include the names
of most of the great players of the
East before the entries close. Richard
Harte, of Boston, whom' I pick as one
of the coming sensations of the courts
next season, may compete. He has
met Tilden on a number of occasions
on indoor courts this winter and won
more than his share of the victories.
Verily, it looks as though the North
and South tournament will produce
some of the greatest tennis that we
shall witness during 1920.
Miss Marion Zinderstein, of Boston,
runner-up to Mrs. Wightman for the
national singles title last year and
holder of the doubles crown, with Miss
Eleanor Coss, will defend her title in
the North and South event, and most
of the leading woman stars of the
East will strive for the singles and
doubles honors.
Those American players who are
chosen to represent this country in
the Davis Cup matches this year may
as well make up their minds to trave'l
to far New Zealand, which is a few
leagues beyond Australia, "the other
side of the world." There is small
doubt that the challenge round
matches will be played there, and prob?
ably one of the preliminary ties,
United States vs. South Africa, will be
decided on the courts of Christchurch.
We still have no word from the
Australian Association as to the ac?
ceptance of Canada's delayed entry.
Should the Dominion be admitted, and
it seems likely that such will be the
case, a new draw will have to be made,
and this might shift the opposing na?
tions around a bit.
Brookes Opposes Change
Norman Brookes, according to the
latest Australian newspapers received
in this country, does not seem heartily
in favor of New Zealand as the site for
the international matches, remarking
that if the defending team is forced
to go to New Zealand all the advan?
tage of playing on home courts will be
"Austral," the famous lawn tennis
critic of "The Sidney Referee." writ
| ing about this situation, remarksj
"By the rules of the Davis Cup com
! petition, Australia is coupled with New
! Zealand as one nation, and they have
so played as Australasia since the in
ception of the cup. There was a move
' ment some years back by New Zealand
to sever the bonds, but at a special con
i ference in Sydney the bond was pre
> served. Under the compact arrived at
two out of three Davis Cup matches
were to be played in Australia, the other
being in the Dominion.
"Accordingly, the 1908 and 1909
matches were played in Melboume
and Sydney, and that of 1911 in Christ?
church, New Zealand. That locality
proved that year entirely unsuitable,
owing to continuous rain, and W. A.
Larned, of America, was affected to
such an extent that he suffered acutely
from rheumatism. The weather there is
; always like that."
Looks like mackintoshes, umbrellas
and galoshcs, friends.
? 9 ?
Palmer Champion at 73
Hugh Palmer, at seventy-three, is the
king of horseshoe pitchers among hun
' dreds of thousands of factory and
i office men all over the country in what
! is known as the American Industrial
'Athletic Association. Palmer defends
j his title "at the drop of the hat," and
even entered the open national tourney
j at St. Petersburg, Fla., recently. The
j national title was won by George May,
of Akron, Ohio, a fellow townsman of
Palmer. t
As the Greatest
Tennis Player
*-* K1NGSCOTE, leader of tho
challenging British Isles Davis Cup
team of 1919, is one of those who be?
lieves that Gerald Patterson is the
world's greatest player. This is the
tribute paid by the Engiish inter
"Patterson is a mighty good
player. I know of nobody who
could beat him at this moment.
"There are two or three American
topnotchers, of whom I know very
little, but I dpnbt if they could
keep him from winning.
"Patterson has the match-win
ning temperament, an extraordi?
nary capacity for coming out on
top at a critical moment, and an
extraordinary number of shots.
His cut shots, especially, are the
most difficult things I have ever
encountered. I really think he is
the best single player there is.
His greatness even overshadows
the mighty Brookes, and that is
saying a lot."
Courtney Expects
Three - Mile Race
To Become Fixture
ITHACA, N. Y., March 20.?Charles
E. Courtney, veteran coach of the Cor
nell crews an_ one of the foreirtost ad
vocates of the reduction of the varsity
race at Poughkeepsie from four to
three miles, is confident that the
change will justify itself at the Hud?
son regatta on July 1 and that the
new course will meet with such favor
that the three-mile varsity race will
become a fixture.
Courtney reiterates his view that the
four-mile course is harmful to the
oarsmen, especially when there are a
number of crews entered in the race
as at Poughkeepsie. With only two
crews in a four-mile race, he said it
is possible for both to loaf along for
two or three miles before beginning
their spurt and the strain on the men
is consequently no greater than in a
shorter race.
The Cornell coach will have five
crews on the water next Monday, and
will keep all five here throughout the
spring recess, which begins April 1.
Although he has lost some promising
oarsmen, he still retains Shepard,
Buckley, Brew3ter and Daley of last
year's varsity eight and Olney, Bald?
win and Green, of last year'3 fresh
man crew.
The Cornell crews are late in getting
out on the water, as compared with last
year, when the first gig was launched
March 10. But the enforced confine
ment to the rowing machines cannot
last much longer. Indeed, Coach Charles
E. Courtney is hopeful that some time
next week his rowing squad can bid
the gym. a long farewell and begin
training in actual rowing on the nar?
row stream which has boated so many
great crews in his thirty-five years' ex?
perience at Cornell.
Courtney hopes to have four or five
crews permanently on the water by the I
end of next week, and he means to keep j
them here through the Easter vacation, i
which begins March 31.
Clufomen Score Easy Win j
Over Army Team at Polo i
- i
The Riding and Driving Club routed j
the polo team of Squadron A in the
third game of their series in the lat- |
ter's armory yesterday. The score was
13 to 4. Thc victors showed better
Guthrie and Lyon, the two forward
men for the Riding and Driving Club,
each accounted for five goals, while
Guthrie's pony also kicked home one
goal. Squadron A scored in the first
and third periods, Rockwood and Reich
ner accounting for two goals each.
The line-up:
Riding Club (13) Pos. Squadron A (4)
II. D. Guthrie.No. 1.F. F. Reichner
W. D. byon.No. 2.J. Rockwood !
R. A. Grannis .Back. R. K. Cooke
GoaU (flrst period)?Riding and Driving I
Club: Guthrie (3), Lyon (2), Grannis; I
Squadron A: Rockwood (2). Second
period?Riding and Driving Club: Guth?
rie, Lyon (2), Grannis. Third period?
Riding and Driving Club: Guthrie, Lyon, !
pony; Squadron A: Reichner (2). Ref- j
eree?Sergeant W. P. Klausner, Squadron
A. Time of periods (three)?10 minutes
Cricket League Gives
Awards to Players
In addition to the election of officers
at the annual meeting of the Metro?
politan and District Cricket League.
held in the Johnston Building, in
Brooklyn, yesterday, prizes were award?
ed to the players who made the best
records in the several departments of
the game last season.
The list of prize winners included
the following: '
Batting?J. L. Poyer, Brooklyn C. C.
(for the tenth time; bowling, H. A.
Meyer, Manhatan C. C; Eckersley
prizes, H. Rushton, H. Govia, C. M.
Lauder and R. Comacho; Dale prize, V.
H. Cockeram; Rodgers prize, Oscar
Meyer; Harding prize, J. Pendlebury.
The following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: J. H. Eckersley,
Manhattan C. C, president; V. H.
Cockeram, Brooklyn C. C, vice-presi?
dent; Harry Rushton, Brooklyn C. C,
1932 Arthur Avenue, New York, secre
tary-treasurer (for the tenth time).
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Famous for its
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Table d'Hote
a la Carte
i LUNCH 85c. DINNER $1.50
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Cenlral Park We?* at 86th St,
Suites of ons room to as many a?
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Reslaunuu m la, Carte.
WM. P. INaOLE*. Mana?er.
Record Track
Squad Report
At Columbia
Coacfi Merner Has 75 V?
sity Candidates; F<m
Meets Are ScheduU,
For tho first time in the memory
the oldest grad the Columbia t-*;
coach has more candidates than he c*
handle. Even the expar.se of Boa
Field will hardly hold the hordc ?
varsity and freshman candidates wfc
want to try out for the team under M
direction of Carl Mernar.
Last season twenty-eight men aa
swered the first call. At QreteM
Merner has seventy-five varsity hc*
fuls, not to speak of an -mrountt.
batch of freshmen. Most of the 'v?r
sity men will be held over until ti
outdoor workouts begin next month ?nl
South Field, but the freshmen aie be?
ing sorted out now.
The track and field schedule. madt
public last night, contains only io:r
datcs and has two dual meets, the firwt
on Saturday, May 8, with Brown' a.
Providence, and the other wii'n Dart?
mouth at Sou*h Field on Saturday,
May lo. The season will open s_ tlit
Penn Relays on Saturday, May 1. fh
fourth competition for Columbia v li
be in the intercollcgiates on Saturdat
May 29. *'
Charlie Shaw, the former intercol?
legiate half-mile champion, will be iht
captain and bright star of the Blue
and White team. He will run in the
half-mile only this year. Other vet?
erans at the shorter distances w:-l be:
Carl Mos;&p.ienski. 220-yard scholastic
champion at Manual Training High
School; T.*w Wettels, swrinter- \ F
Sibley, 220 yards. and E. L. Tav'w'
who ran the 220 at Cornell before thV
war, when he was a freshman.
At the longer distances there will be
Walter Higgins, winner of the two
mile race at the Brooklyn Collejs
games this winter; Al Turner, of tne
New York A. C, cross-country captain
and miler; H. G. Hudson, half-mile
and mile, who was a member of the
American team at the inter-alliod
games in Paris; Paul Bernard, cross
country runner and miler, and P. ?..
Jennings, half-miler from Cnlver Mili?
tary Academy.
The best of the freshman runners is
Victor Graeb, interscholastic chamnion
at the 100 and 200 while at Manual
Training. Schrecker, a quarter-miler,
is also a likely candidate among the
new men.
In field events Coach Merner Feeme
to be well fortilied. Pole vaulters in?
clude Robert Burt, who competes un?
der the colors of the New York A. C.
and has done 11 feet 8 inches; ?.
Blondel, a freshman from Poly Prep,
whose scholastic record was 11 feet
4 inches, and A. N. Marzolf.
Some of the best tield men under
Merner's command are R. Caldwell
formerly from the University of Ii!:
nois and point winner in the higa
jump at the Western Conference
games; J. Houlihan. broad jumper of
the N. Y. A. C; F. F. Fargo, E. A.
Myers and L. Zychlinski, shot putters;
K. C. King, broad jumper from tiie
Kansas State Normai School; C. Pond,
broad jumper from De Witt Clituox
and Bowdoin, and Wallace Barkei,
broad jumper from East Orange H.gfc
School. Charles Applebaum, football
fullback and point winr.er at the New
England intercollegiat?.s two yerr? ago,
will compete in thc high and iow
The date for thc annual outdoor in
terclass track meet on South Field wa';
cet yesterday for April 22.
Here's the First One;
There'll Be Many More
CANTON, Ohio, March 20.-That
Bob Moha, of Milwaukee. will be th?
first opponent on American soil of
Georges Carpentier was the staten ent
made here to-day by Vinoent Moba,
brother and manager of Bob.
The match is tentatively set for Ben?
ton Harbor, Mich., on the afternoon
of July 5, according to Moha, whe
stopped here en route from New York
to his home in Milwaukee. He said
that while in New York he conferred
with a representative of the French
It is unlikely that Carpentier wi!i
box Bob Moha at the time mentioned
or at any other time. Jack Curley hai
the Frenchman signed for a vaudevilla
tour from May 3 to July 17, with 8.
option of five weeks' extension. Then.
again, Bob Moha saw his best days ?
a fighter several years ago, ani
Georges would hardly invite criticism
by signing to meet a "has been."
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