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Smoldering Feud Blazes Forth at Annual Meeting of American League Magnates Here
Johnson Shows Mailed Fist Despite His Recent Knockout Precedent of Eighteen Y ears Tossed Aside in Elec? tion of New Board of Directors: Ruppert Named, but Resigns When He L earns Who Associates Are By W. J. Macbeth Judge Landises may come and go.for the consternation of base ball despots in the broad sense of organized baseball, but in the Ameri? can League Byron Bancroft Johnson, like Tennyson's brook, is going to run on forever, apparently?st least, till he bumps into Kid Time's straight ?eft jab. If the baseball war is over somebody failed to notify B. B. J. and his "loyal five." Sail "ioyal five" and B. B. J. sub- <! mitted the revolutionary element of the American League?the three clubs that threatened to join the National in a new sixteen club combine? ; to Just about the fanciest job of laundering the national pastime has ever seen. The club owners of N'i-.v York. Chicago and Boston in the dry cleaning process were steam rolled, soft soaped, soaked ?ind rinsed till not the least trace of starch remained ? then "hung cut en the clothesline for to dry." It was presumed and so nominated in the bond (so the insiders all main? tained) that all past and petty griev? ances were to be buried at the tune the "loyal five" broke their necks scram? bling back aboard the band wagon at the peace nieeting in Chicago last month, when convinced the sixteen ?'lub circut was no idle dream. But in their own meeting yesterday after? noon these same loyal five walked right up to the- revolutionists and hit them between the eyes with a sledge ham ?uer. Precedent Throw? to Winds Eighteen years' precedent was ?hrown to the winds. The most sacred tenets of American League govern? ment were violated to put the "rebels" in their stalls. Precedent would have restored as board of directors the own? ers of the New York, Boston, Chicago and Cleveland clubs for 1021. This was the board that rode rough shod over Ban Johnson in the Carl Mays litiga? tion. When it came time for the election of a new board of directors at yester . Jay's annual meeting the first secret ballot cast named Dunn, of Cleveland; Ball, of St Louis, CritTin. ot Washing? ton, and Ruppert, of New Yj: k. The moment Ruppert learned that two of his associates of the board of 1919 i Comiskey and Frazee ) had bei.^n slighted he immediately resigned. He was not pressed to remain. Tom Shibe, of Philadelphia, was then elected to , take the piace of Ruppert. The American League magnates were quite within their rights to select the ? board of of diiectors that will act next : year (Dunn, of Cleveland; Ball, of St. Louis; Griffith, of Washington, and Shibe, of Philadelphia!. The constitu? tion specifies only that the board shali ?:onslst of four members?two preii de nts of Eastern and two presidents 3? Western clubs. But since the Ameri? can League was first organized it hns n'en customary to have directorate j honors alternate. Which brings up a point that harks ?.way back to the settlement of interna! bickerings <af the American League iri ( hicago a year ago. At that time, when the New York American League club agreed to cal! off all suits ponding in civil courts against Ban Johnson and his five supporters, it was written i'i solemn c venant by the lawyers that drew up the agreement that all should be forg'*tten and forgiven in a little handshaking party. In return for the suppression of the various suits di? rected at the authenticity of Johnson':; contract the majority five agTeed to proceed mithout bias or ar.imous toward the minority three. The shattering of precedent in the election of the 1921 board of directors w*as only one phase of the dry-clean? ing of Mr. Johnson's erstwhile enemies (and "dry" is used here advisedly), for if the retiring borrd had had its wav the ei-jht club owners jointly would have had to reimburse Mr. Johnson the ?many thousands of dollars he expended in fighting Colonels Ruppert and Huston in the civil courts. Another Kick Coming The 3r?tlring board recommended that 1 the league pay its president's lawyers' fees in full. It didn't quite get away with this?at least not for the time. After a stormy debate It was decided to table the motion until such time as attending counsel that sat in at the Chicago peace pow-wow would be able to interpret the spirit and letter of the law in phraseology. Eventually, no doubt, it will mean another kick for the humble three who have been swept into the corner with the dust and ehav ing?. That la. If tho revolutionists will stand for it. The revolutionists were so dumfounded they hadn't found voice when Interviewed immediately after adjournment. It was learned later in the evening, on absolutely reliable authority, that the one "Big Three" (now the little trio) proposes to stand for no such manhandling. Charles A. Comiskey, owner of the White Sox, consulted by long distance 'phone, declared emphati <-a':y for war. and war to the last ditch. There will be put in motion to-day all the wheels of law's *low grinding rna-. chine that was halted by the peace set? tlement in Chicago less than a vear ago. The combine of New Ycrk-Chic:?tro Boston maintains that the so-called "loyal five" broke the faith and is now -r'pared to hurl itB million-douar legal force at the majority, to take up all the suita whure they were left off when the armistice was signed. As there is ttle likelihood of the American .'.'iguc-rs untangling themselves with * court assistance, perhaps Judge iis rr.fiy have an opportunity to step r. a-, commissioner *r.<; quiet the boys ..'-fore anybody is seriously cut up. Peace Agreement Ratified Th? Arn'-ri'-an League, deapite the general m?l?e, *v.und time to ratify the peace agreement that binds together ? - ?-? two major circuits. As tho Na? tional Langue ratified this document at .'.? annual meeting, the instrument is ? ow a law of the game ar:d Judg?: Landis -a firmly enthroned as the court 'if la*jt resort. It was voted to open th? American i eague neanon of 19v?l on Wednesday, April 13, a plan with which the Na? tional ?League is heartily in accord, as ia Buggi-?.t?-'J th? move. Mr. Johnson'z merry men voted n. fund 'size not etated; to be placed at ''(,* diepoead of the State's Attorney'?) office to b*lp In the prosecution of d s honesty in the (fame ?nd to ferret out r'jmors of corruption. fipitball pitrh'-r* now engng-d with American League clubt w?ii be p'-r rr,itt*rd to j,ly their art indefinitely. The Ameritar, ?^-f-gje followed the lead of the National ?r, extending grace to tbe ?yeteraris ot this delivery The American Lea^e, however, settled the matter for itself; the National put II >ip ?s a re?ornrnerdatior, to the Ad? visory Board. If th? Amariear? Laagu? baa it? way '.r,t?r-le?rue waivers. ?xc?>pt in th? cane of drafted plaira, will soon baeowe. a 1 American Association Opposes 25-Year Pact CHICAGO, Met. 17.?The Ameri? can Association is willing to enter into the new national baseball agreement with Judge Kenesaw Landia as supreme commissioner, but does not' feel as though it should go in for the provided twenty-five-year period, according to President Tom Hickey on his re? turn here from New York to-day. "Judge Landis's term is for seven years." he said. "We would have no say about the new commissioner ot the termination <?f Judge Landis's term. This is what the American Association is debating about." matter of ancient history The junior circuit is opposed to the idea. In (.33.?i words, except in the case of a player that had been drafted, an Ameri? can League club could send a player buck to the minors without the con? sent of all or any of the National League clubs. ? The annual meeting of the American League will be held in New York here- ; a.if ter. There was nothing in the con? stitution that specified where the meeting should be held, though the date (the second Wednesday of Decem? ber) was specified. The National Li : *ue must tn et lure by order of its i constitution. Hereafter it will be pos- ? sible euch year to hold a joint meeting | without the least inconvenience. Kid Gleason says he is all sat for | the opening of the 1921 campaign, j Unless he can ch.oroform rivals out of better talent, he will open the next, season with this ;in?*-up: I Moustal (from Milwaukee), left field; I Strunk, center field; J. Collins, right ?Told; Sheedy ?Salt Lake), first base; - El Colliiis, second ba.se; Johnson (Salt I Lake), short stop; McClelland, third | Dase; Sei.alk ar.d Gerhard, catchers, ii. d Kerr. Wilkinson, Faber, Hodges and McWeeney pitchers. Dick Hob?tzell, manager of the Read? ing club of the New International i League, hss made arrangements with ' Clark Griffith to operate something in . the nature of a farm for the Senators. Dick will get first crack at the cast-oiTs , of the Old Fox. Whitey Witt and Maurice Shannon,! two of Connie Mack's infielders that jumped to the Steel League, were around. It was said they were anxi ous to make their peace with the elongated leader of the Athletics. Con? nie couldn't see them with a Lick j telescope. Manager Bill Donovan, of the Phil- ! lies, has arranged a spring series with ; the Senators. The Quakers will train ! at Gainesville and the Washingtons at 1 Tampa, Fia. The Phillies and Athletics will play another spring series for the championship of Philadelphia. The temperamental Ty Cobb arrived ; from the Pacific Coast for a confer ence with Frank J. Navin, but accord? ing to the Detroit magnate, was a bit ? tired ar.d insisted upon postponing ! until to-day the interview of that $'j0,- i 000 contract as manager of the Jung- ! aleers. McGraw has arranged for a couple of j exhibition games with the world's I champion Cleveland team this coming , spring. Cleveland, which will train at i Dallas, will also engage the Braves. ; Mitchell's team will prepare at Galves- j ton, Tex. Joe Tinker's trip to the big town has j not been In vain. The "little giant" j will car.y back to Orlando, Fla., the ? signed contracts of outfielders Sol ! Lantes and Harry Hesse and third ! baseman Heine Shears. Hugh Duffy, manager of the Boston ' Red Sox, announced yesterday that he had closed by wire for the services of | Jimmy Burke, former manager of the St. Louis Browns, to serve as coach ! and lieutenant. j That Guiltiest Feeling : : : : : : By briggs Penn Eleven Drops Columbia Off 1921 Football Schedule PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17?The resignation of Dr. John W. Adams, chairman of the University of Pennsyl? vania Athletic Council, and Dr. Thomas P. McCutcheon, the secretary, were an? nounced to-day at a meeting of the , council at which the 1921 football ! schedule was ratified. Dr. Adams said that poor health and pressure of professional duties in the veterinary school caused him to relin? quish the chairmanship of the council. No reason was given for Dr. Mc Cutch -n's resignation. The football schedule shows that three colleges on this year's list? Bucknell, Columbia and Pennsylvania State?have been dropped. All but one game, that with Dartmouth on the Polo Grounds at New York, will be played at home. The schedule follows: .September 24, Delaware College; October 1, Framdin and Marsha.1; 8, Gettysburg; 15, ir'warthniore; 22, Vir? ginia Mi itary In.-titute; 29, University ' of Pittsburgh; November 6, Lafayette; 12, Dartmouth Cat Polo Grounds, New York); 24, Cornell. Rowing dates for the crew also were announced. They include laces with Vale, on Apri 16, at New Haven; the Childs Cup regatta with Princeton and Columbia, at Pni:adelphia., May 14, and the intercollegiates at Poughkeepsie. The appointment of George W. Orton as hockey coach was ratified. Colleges May Decide To Hold National Meet CHICAGO, Dec. 17.-The question of holding a national collegiate track, field and relay meet will come before the National Collegiate Athletic Association here in its annual meeting, December 29, it was 'earned to-day. The proposed meet was discussed in? formally at the meeting of the organiza? tion in New York a year ago, but did ?not meet with great favor. Since that time the idea has become popular, ac? cording to General'Palmer Pierce, presi? dent of the association. Coaches and officials of the Mid-West approve of the. plan, it was said, and the first meet may be held some time during the spring. Winners of sectional meets would con? test for the national championships in some centrally located city, under the plan. Novel 4 Profiteer' Getting Busy In World of Lawn Tennis -.? <*> Abraham Bassford ?s His Name and, My, What a Business He's Doing! By Fred Hawthorne TheTe has been profiteering in lawn tennis, as in other things?groceries, coal, shoes, etc., and so forth -accord? ing to Abraham Bassford jr., the oM Cornell all-round athlete, who has fig? ured prominently in local tournaments for the last fifteen years. Following the example of se-veral well known amateur golfers who have turned their attetnion to links con? struction and supervision, Bassford has recently been devoting bis entire at? tention to the laying out and building of te/inis courts and the outfitting thereof, and inside of a few months his new venture has proven so profit? able thftt the court architect's services r.r" ir, demand all over the country. I ran iieross Massford recently. He was ?bout to t-ike fa train for Florida or some oti?<*r Southern winter resor', J believe, for th'* purpose of laying out fir.il building half ?? dozen courts for a country club, Wo cnatted for only a few minutes, but in that time Bassford mentioned a ?core of diff?rent ways In v.r. ch be h?<?! succeeded In lopping oiT large hunks of c?>urt, building and equipping expense. Cate Down Cost In a lat*;r article I shall go Into ?ome, detail as to how these expenses muy be cut down, for tho benefit o? those contemplating tho construction of a court but to day I shall morel) mention, In a general way, how Bas1? for'l has eut down tho co t and madt ,t possible for Kr/i/ill clubs i*n<l indi? viduels to build courti end still not. b< forced Into Involuntary bankruptcy. The cost of build n? a modern court a? present, If we go by the rat? n ?o ?11/ paid by the Ur?;e club?, varies be? tweet) 1600 and 11,000, arid that is onlj -I the initial cost, for considerable money is necessary for yearly upkeep. Ac? cording to Bassford, a large part of this is money thrown away, and he can construct a thoroughly efficient court for a fraction of that outlay. For one thing, the elaborate drain? age system and various sub-strata of crushed stone, etc.. at present consid? ered -ridispensable, are entirely un? necessary, in Bassford's opinion. "With a good clay top surface, which is prac? tically watertight, why bother about a drainage system underneath," asks this newest court architect. Bassford depends upon a system of surface drainage to keep his courts in good playing cond ton, so construct? iva: them that a sucht, almost imper? ceptible, elevation or depression in the playing surface will carry off all ex? cept the heaviest rainfall. Tarred* Netting Used In the matter of installing back? stop nets, Bassford lias also pared the present cost down to a minimum, with? out in any way impairing the useful? ness of this court, necessity. Insteat of the elaborate wire netting an?l iror posts, Bassford makes use of tarree netting, which is stretched taut ant may bo taken in during the wintei months, whereas the wire netting ha' to withstand the wearing and rustin?, effects of Bnow and ice. Everybody who lias much to do wltl tenn h knows the present h*'gh cost o net p<?"<ts and similar equipment, hti Bo ? f o j ?i has Invented a post of hi ?)V/n design which accomplishes all tha the more expensive article does, at fraction of the cost. Work such ns Bassford Is doing wi! do much t?i increase the spread of th gamo, for the almost prohibitive cot ,f e,,urf,M and oqu'pment has h'thert prevented many small club? and hur rired? of Individuals from taking u tennis, and the game Is too line tiHpoi to be kept out of the reach of th !I,U,,11?: II, , The Coming Year We know we've stalled when the road was rough. We've passed up throws that were high and wide; We lost our nerve as the breaks came tough, When we might have v:on if we'd only tried. We've pulled our share of the bonehcad plays, While the anvils clanged with their tune of hat?, We cussed our luck in the dusk of days, A$ we lost once more in our scrap with Fat?. We've grabbed the best and we've cut the bags, We've gummed the works and it seemed to please; We've pushed our pals in the mud and sjiags, While we took the rail on the track of ease. The coming year, with the goal in view, Looms bright and gay with a rosy light. H gives new life to the battered crew, * And another chance for an honest fight HOWARD A. HERTY. What 1920 Has Shown That you can't work half-time on double pay and make many touch- j downs. That you can't blow up $200,000,000,000 worth of property and kill off 10,000,000 people and turn the aftermath into a joyride. Thai long fina3tcia! end-runs soon lead to a matter of bucking the line where the jolts are many and the gains are few. The Undiscovered Hero A few days ago we ran into a British sportsman in the throes of more than passing dejection. "We are still keen for golf, tennis, polo, soccer and track athletics," he said, "but the main sporting craze is over boxing. You can under? stand how keen this craze is from the fuss made over two such poor repre? sentatives as Joe Beckett and Bombardier Wells, not even good second raters. I can ?ay now that if Great Britain could develop a heavyweight champion good enough to beat Dempsey and Carpentier and bring the title homo he would be a super-god, the greatest figure in the British Empire. Ho would have no rivals in the way of popularity. He would be placed above statesmen, authors, actors and kings. And he would soon come into a big fortune, as he would be able to command any price. "If we only had another Bob Fitzsimmons, the fighting Cornishman? if we only had a big man comparatively as good as Jimmy Wilde, our fly? weight. But we haven't. The Puzzle "I wonder why it is that out of the entire empire we can't get one good heavyweight?" he pondered mournfully. "We still hold the Davis Cup trophy in tennis, even if it is as far away as Australia. We still hold the main polo trophy, which we won in 1914. Our long distance runners, where stamina is required, have easily held their own against all comers. We defended our golf championship and then came over and won yours. We huve held up our end in every other branch of sport, but when it comes to developing a good heavyweight we have turned out nothing but a collection of jokes. And yet boxing is encouraged throughout the British Empire and promising material is given far more encouragement than anywhere else, especially more en? couragement than it gets in the United States, where it is barred in so many localities." ? In the meanwhile the British are still peering into the mista for one man who can walk into the ring with a chunce to win. Beckett, England's best, heavyweight, can't last two rounds either against a young French j man or a veteran American who has made no attempt to train for two ?cr three years. It's a very disconsolate situation. And no one dwelling , under the Union Jack seems to know just wiiat can be done about it. Or, as Kipling almost said: "Far called, our boxers fade away, The cheering chorus no more swells; Ijo! all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Beckett and with Wells." It would be a terrible affair if Dempsey and Carpentier were forced ? to battle in some spot where the gate receipts would justify only a purse ! of $;i00,000. Too terrible to be even considered. C. C N. C. Mermen Routed PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. 17. -Prince? ton defeated C. C. N. Y., 42 to 8, in tho opening swimming meet of the sea? son her? to-night. Captain Murray , Witherspoon, Drlscoll, Pnwley ani| , Slinson, of the Tigers, won firsts in their events. A water polo match I brought, another d?font to C. C. N Y by tho ono-slded score of 4R to fi. 1 Michigan May Restore Raring DETROIT, Dec. 17.?The next Legis I laturo will be tiskcd by the Michigan i Association of Fairs t?> legalizo horse j racing in the state. At a mooting of ? the association to-dny it. was voted to I seek a restoration of the sport under a I commission similar to the boxing com? mission. Supervision of pools al fairs i and race meets, officers of tho associa. ! Mon declare, would eliminate the objec ' i ionable foal uros. Sellers and Leslie Bag Relay Victory By Fine Sprinting \ Largely because of the fleetnesa of ; Sid Leslie and Jack Sellers, the 13th Regiment won the one-mile relay race j of the Military Athletic League held j last night in the armory of the coast I defense command in Brooklyn. The | team representing the 14th Infantry ' was second, with the 23d Infantry third. ! The time for the mile was 3 minutes ? 33 4-5 seconds, 3 4-5 seconds slower : than the record made by the 13th team j in 1912. The race, which was the first of Its i kind this season, was a mere work-out ; for the "hoodoo" quartrft, if the first leg is to be disregarded. Windmulljr I started for the 13th, and he was unable to hold the pace of O. F. Ander? son, of the 23d, and when Leslie got j away on the second leg Hedburg, of tue | 23d, had a lead of twenty-five yards. Sid tore around the floor at a terrific rate, and not only caught Hedburg ' ut turned the baton over to H?user, his teammate, with a five-yard advantage. H?user uncorked a nice sprint and finished his bit with a twenty-yard lead over Hosmer, of the 14th. Then came Sellers, the anchor man for the 13th, who was opposed by Homer Baker, of the 14th, on the last leg. Sellers wns in rare form, but de? spite this fact, Baker, the slender, be? spectacled war horse of the track, actually cut down Jack's lead by five yards. The 13th Regiment star was not in danger, however, as his ad? vantage at the start of the last lap | was far too great to be overcome. Baker finished about twenty yards be? hind Sellers, with Nelson, of the 23d, in third place. Max Bohland won the two-mile handi- j cap, closed to the 13th Regiment. The j two-mile champion negotiated the dis- j tance in 11:50 4-5, and finished about twenty-live yards ahead of Harry Rosen. Casper Scheffer was third. -,-? Columbia Swimmers Swamped by Penn Team The ? University of Pennsylvania i .swimming team .nvaded Columbia last ; night, and easily defeated the local ' mermen by a sore of 36 to 17. The | Columbia boys were able to take only one first place, in the fancy diving con? test, which was won by Balbach, while \ in the 220-yard race they were saut1 out entirely. Armstrong and Shields starred for the victors. Shields showed great speed in the 100 and 220 yard events, which he won easily. Besides w.nning these two events Shields was on the victorious relay team. The plunge for distance was decided against Maher, of Columbia, by a close margin. Both Koliler, of Penn, and Maher had made a distance of 75 feet, but the Penn man tvok one-fifth of a second less time ; than his Columbia, rival, and was awarded first place. Columb a's strong water polo team overwhelmed the visitors by a score of 50 to 20. The summaries: 60-yard swim ? Won by Armstrong. ; Penn; Crystal, Columbia, ae?:ond, Marlm, f'unn, third. Time. 0:26 3-5. 100-yard swim.Won by Shield?, Penn,< Flbertiu rdt. Columbia, second; Rombeuu. P. rin. third. Time, 1 :00 3-5. 220-yard swim?Won by Shields. P-inn; Ftoinbeau, Penn, second; Steffen, Penn, i turd. Timo, 2:36 3-6. fancy diving contest ? Won by Balbach. ! Columbia; Armstrong, Penn, second, Slater, ; Columbia, third. Plunge for .llstunce?-Won by K?hler, Penn, with 75 feet In 67 4-5 se?:on?J?; Maher, Columbia s.md, To feet In 6S seconds; laorson, Columbia, 7J feot. third. sOO-foot relay?Won by Penn (Martyr. Romboau, Armstrong. Shields); Columbia tCryatal, Cowon, Bernard, Kberhardt). ?oc onu. Time, 2:4?. Water polo?Columbia, 50: Penn. 20. Crearen t A. C. Five Wins The Crescent A. C. basketball team defeated the St. Joseph's five o Phila? delphia last, night by a score of 51 to 8. The game was played at the Crescent Club. The visitors did not score a goal from the lloor in the first half, which ended w.th tho score at 20 to 1. . .-? ? ? ? ' Fouls Win for Harvard CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17.?A double foul called agninst Clark Uni? versity gave McConneil two points from freo tries to-night, yielding Harvard a | 'JO to 24 basketball victory. The teams were tied eight seconds before the final" whistle blew, Daley Knock? Out Cusack "Knockout" Joe Daley, of Bay Ridge, knocked out Harold Cusnck, of the united States Navy, after I minute 21 seconds of the ninth round of a sched? uled flfteon-round bout at the Kast New Y.>rM A. A.. Brooklyn, last night i Fink Reaches Squash Final In Easy Match Crescent A. C. Plaver Defeats i Whitlock, Harvard Club.! in Three Straight Sets ; _' By Jack Masters R. E. Fink, of the Crescent Athletic Club, won his way to the final of the | annual handicap tournament of the Na? tional Squash Tennis Association yes? terday afternoon, on the courts of the Harvard Club, by eliminating W. II. Whitlock, one of ho most consistent racquet wielders on tht Harvard squash team. The Crescent player scored ?n straight sets, 15?6, IS-14 and 15?4. Whitlock, although a youngster at the game, "has forged to the front with lapid strides, and when, on last Wednesday, he elhnmated Livingston Platt, who ranks No. 8 on the national list, there were any number of squash tennis followers who picked the Har '?ard man to reach the final and possi? bly carry off first honors. Playing on a t.trang*.* court and under lights that were not exactly to his lik? ing, Fink performed in fine style, sel? dom varying from that steady pace which earned for him the distinction of being a 3ninu3 5 man in the annual handicap tournament. Whitlock, who is rated at scratch, was completely out? classed, Whitlock's Play Erratic At no stage of the match did Whit? lock display anything like the form he had shown in previous matches, lie was wild, careless, constantly got in the way of the ball, atnl his control was very poor. The Harvard man became flustered when steadiness would have meant a poi3it, and in his anxiety to rcore he frequently hit the ball to?) low. Except for the second set, Whit? lock's game was that of a man who knows he is beaU'n. In the second set Whitlock had Fink, 13?9, an-1 with enly two points to run out he fell into a slump. Fink lriade it. 13?11, and then went to 18 while hi? opponent was gathering on? point. Whitlock's failure here reacted to his disadvantage, for, although he tried h?ir?i to make a showing, his ef? forts were of no avail un? his play be? came worse in the last set. Scoreless for Fifteen Hands For fifteen hands in the closing set Whitlock could net make eve!? one point. During this time Fink tallied fourteen times, excluding the handicap of five. Whitlock rallied toward tho end with several very nice volley shots ?-.nd managed to get four points, but at this stage his was. a hopeless task, as Fink ran out with the mutch. This afternoon R. G. Coburn. Har? vard, will meet D. S. Baker, of Yale, in the other semi-final, and the winner of this match will face Fink at 5 p. m. for the championship and cup. Tho point score: FIRST S33T Kink . . . .1 2 3 ! 0 4 :; 0 4 1 8?20?B 3 5 Whitlock 10 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 x? 6 0 6 SECOND SET rink .0 1 4 0 3 20130100000:14 2?23?5 18 Whitlock .0 3 3 1 0 la 000 ;i 0000101 x?3 4 0 11 THIRD SET Fink .0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1014013001111 2?20?5 16 Whitlock .0000000 00000000112 00 X? 4 0 4 i i ?-? Princeton Wrestlers Win Easily From Poly Men PRINCETON, N. .T., Dec. "lT.?The I rinceton wrestling team had little difficulty here in winising its first meet of the season to-;iight, defeating Brooklyn Polytech oy 27 points to 7. The Brooklynites wne able to win at but one weight, when Rubien threw Mayo, of tho Tigers, i> 6 minutes 40 seconds. There was also a draw between Cover, of Princeton, and Corlew, of Polytech, in the 125-pound class, when :i full nine-minute piriod and two ex? tra sessions failed to produce a win? ner. After that everything went to Princeton. The summaries: 135-pound?Cooch (P) threw Danli'.s (BP) In two minutes. 125-pound?Draw between Cover <P) and Corlew (HP) In nine ?r.lnutes and two extras of three minutes each. 135-pound?Morrison i ID threw Kutz (BP) in five minutes fifteen seconds. 145-pound?Ruliien (BP) tlirew Mayo (P) In six minutes forty seconds. 1 OS-pound?Sterns (P) threw Gellman (BP) In nine minutes an.l four minutes extra. 175-pound?Wilson (P) threw 8eikei% (BP) in six minutes forty-flve seconds. Cnllmlted class?Captain Carpenter (P) threw Rlegn?ers (BP) in seven minutes forty-five secon?!?. Suggesting a "Merrie Christmas" in something all-wool! Winter weight *Scotch Mists ? all-wool overcoats that laugh at all weathers ?rainproof ed. What handsomer gift [rom Dad to son, or son to Dad! So he can do his own selecting?? Christmas Cift Order in a Christmas envelope. Winter suits make good ?ifts, too. Plenty now, $50 : to $60. Many Christmas bargains "n Sporting Goods! Among the items for men ? soft leather-and-cloth iackets: were $19.00 to : $28.00?now $12. Among the items for boys _nib^ot*-whee'ed ^'"^ot-ers: were $5.50?now $3.85. iJtegU tered Trademar Rogers Peet Company ; Broadway Broadway at 13th St. "Four at 34th St. Convenient Broadway Corner-;'' Fifth Ave. , at Warren ?it 41st St ? ? i ? ,_?___ Yale Five Defeated By Brooklyn Tech; Close Game, 31-28 Yale's basketball team suffered an unexpected defeat at the hai 1- of ? Brooklyn Tech in the LSth K eat i Armory, Brooklyn, last night. It vm I a close game, and the score wa to 28 in favor of the home live. The vA\y j at the end of half-time was 18 to J i ia favor of the ultimate winners. Captain Kelson, as left forward, iC j counted for 17 poi'its credited to the victors. liis accurate shooting : om 'the foul line produced the *. ? ? ing mar in, as he caeed eleven 'a-, keta from the penalty line, in addition to three ets. Alderman, tight forward, starre,', for Yale with five field goals and seven from the 15-foot mark, Neithei side- used a substitute. The line-up: Brooklyn Tech (31). Talc (II). I Nelson (Capt.).I.. F...'. .iiey Ra tner. . R. F.\ ? ? man , .Toy. .C. Con Win Schwai tsmai.!.. G.Flynn (Caiit.) Bacrac I.R. G. ?"enpy G als a " or?Alderman (6) Nelson (3), Schwartsman (3), Conkllr 2), Cooper (2), Bacrach (2), Bailey, Ratn i Joy. Goals from foul?Nelson (11) Alderman (7), Flynn. Refer?-Ed Thorpe, De La ; Salle. Time of halves?Twenty mlnut? ?? , - Fordham to P?ay St. Jo-eph's The Fordham University basketball ? team will meet the St. Jose;*::''} Col? lege five at the 69th Regiment -irmory ! to-night and the Maroon court ath? letes expect some rather sire:-., us or , position from the visitors. The fight i last Wednesdav, holding: th?1 Army i team to a score of 30 to ZZ The i Bronx team is determined to avenge I the defeat it suffered at the -.ands of i Quaker City collegians last season. Noto Open?Our New Store at 80? Broad St.. 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