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AMERICA IS BEHIND EUROPE IN FIGURE SKATING THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1912. Art r i Originated Here, Yet This Country Produced a World s Am ateur Champion at the Sport i.l;i .md r v '' Ii li.i- in-. t li.nl a world' ,i i hampinii figure skater, ii.' uriiaUii!! pari of tin1 - ! 1. 1 1 ll was nil tiicrl : i.iiii ". w lin taught I'.u- vrit- their names mi iiNmI ill,- H'at.' with which lli.it wu irearly llfly year" II . ' - ttli" wa a professional, wa" . ,rwhere ill r.uropo a- tin llli I .. ii ; of "l..ilir. 'I'li, iiitcro-t I in ;lri.-i' "Uiitln; in Lumpo i ilm.irc Tli.il iuttTf-t grew. .: ,l II. nil,- in Tact marked III,' Mil .a lin- "..-li'iiialic hi ml. uf ,ltl where t It.i - line till' Swedes, l!ll"sialls, .iii l i"tri,iU" have I .-(-ii the i- i nt mil" llgure f Later. 1 hey I i , ih" art to a definite lorm, ii ill" .r'"iiil da t.i 'r.' i" the I i 'tituii'iital ir in;, i national In'- national I- perhaps tin- hotter Lngli-h liav.. laid adopted i- -iK-i il'.i . ill.- original hoiiiu . -.i ii" i". "trance lo say, the , -. ii ' iepivi'iil'il in tli,. . .i, ,. - i..itmg ' liion of i:ino;,. , to ' - l.iliil or it- 1 . 1 1- 1 1 , ih,' u'l.u ; i" allowed lo cii h m. i u ,iii" ati all outdoor : , tli- 'I lii'V ilti' going . .1 hi figure on tin- ice ., ' .iini at tlif t IK lit nioiiit'tit i ami mailt- a row nihil- gallery ol ititiTtiat ioii.il pion t ".I i n 1 1 i i-.riainly wry small, ail il i wry vigorous, I'irsi conic Irving ilrokaw-, ntiiatcitr cliampioii of Unerloa in Hi mi. who liail tlu distinction llii" yi'.ir of liciir; i ; fji American to lit' invilt'il lo talc pari in ill" world's amateur championship, Ii !! in Man oheter. I'nglnud Al ill" nil'-' Olympic game in Stot'l.liolm f-U.i . in appeared Tor tin- lli'"t tinit' on tii pro ;iainiiU' America, iiufurt iiii.iti-1.-. Iiailn'l a ghost of a rh. in,'" in ihl" liraiicli ol' athletics. Hut a li.itnirnl or i'ii!hii-i.i"t-. 1,'ii by Mr. I.rokaw, are eti'M 'ed in an oducution.il campaign which, it i' l.tipctl. will result in America liavin.; a wiiitiitu k.il init tt'iimiit tin" UHi.Olmpicgaiiio What It the mattt'r with fkuti:ig in America? To bo honest, ii" : to nothing i" known in thi" country about the sport it" moilcrn form. Americans have Irving DrokbsU' &,T7cL IttiOTJ PA I ft AMCRICAIj CHAMPION in (he liitLTimt inni.l 1 1 m Miniature on i hi It', executed nt n tcrrillo speed, arc not wanted 'Hie man or woman who nt tin Marl of n figure strikes an' artistic poo, holds it and skates the ' largest figure gel tin iiiti'rnaliotial i prize Figure skating nowadays Is really an art "ho thrilling American acrobat, on skates has no plai o in it 'i ho aimless flinging nlioiit of aims anil leg It penal-1 izi-il. ou tnu-t skate 111," a Cusslan ilancir and not 111." u wild Indian. ' Like the average rjiglishmuu, thu us'criigc American skutes chiefly for the hmtiIk1. lie doesn't care u rap for the spectutors "he Continental Muropean skate for the gallery lie tries lo niiil.e every feat appear dilllcult and delight in ruining in hi" spectators feelings of ' astonishment ami admiration. .. i liami'ion lliireHl;aler. come" k .iti.l !' the champion of to up to m K " i" now m the m m k it mo-" r B KS in the T IHvX mid VA X -. the V K ) the or V B bUllte ill too liRllre- PA 'vV tooeiierKetically. 'l'licy make Hie tnu iti J " v r?&B V-1 w o, lure- ,00 nine,, of a Mrenuou- ,. M (CS ...nr.. .i..iiin. i....ii.i n..tiii.!.. t.rJ &.' jiHF X'.Q a ' fck.-. I I I ,, - , ..,.! a ..Helen- lor a eli ,m. "m!' !,'," 'tiKu're'"' couutUfirTeryVhmK fXOjdjDj Whllt JijSK ! I I ''' B 1 H H kL jfjftiyL p - ' I H I fjr ft ( ' B P "'.-'' ' K. Bf VPk jtu II ' i WBl wQ Irvlnu Brokaw and Odier Enthusiasts J 1 1 ILLUV.VJ 111 C I JV1UVVI I l-l 11 I. w I 'l I I -, the Pastime Up to Date In the tntiller of co"lume, too, foreign , dialers are far ahead. Americans wear, ordinary, everyday diess with t rotifers that ereiift ami fold with every motion . of the body, or cli-o they tal.e a golflMK or ridlliK full Aliroail skaters wear ' hinh-llttiiiK coats ami clothe their lower limli" in tights or elot; llttiiiK trousers' with liinh hoots or lles"iatis as footKear, 'I liis costume shows up the lines of the IlKure, empha"ies the rhythmical motion ol the body and calls attention to every nicety of tl.u swing and motion of the unempl ye ';. The varioii" styles of skating emanated fioiu l'aris, Stockhohn, Meiiua, lliidaffl, Iterlin, .Munich, St. 1'eterflturK and IXivos I'l.U.. The l'li'iicli M'lmol is markid liy its aliaiidou; the .Swiss shows greater re serve; much of the freedom of the French and Swedish schools is tost in the 11s- , tiian, hut in the Viennese style there is a great gain In a certain grucelul reserve and addetl accuracy. 'I he Viennese school really set the model for F.uroe, Heir Salchow of Stockholm is the Ifst Spoilt III ul t 1 1 l-lised .SM'di"ll-Vietllll sty I . 'I hem are in this country a few ex ponents of the inlet national style, On tin Conservatory Like in Central Park and on the links and ponds in Koston, Philadelphia and Tuxedo llieie are skaters who have learned the correct po! ahroud. Mr. Hi oka w has compleleil nil entirely new organization for these enthusiasts, the International Skating t'luli, for (lie purpose of recovering America's lost pnstl;e in the skating World. Mr. Ilrokaw ho es to see the world's llglire skating championship held In America in a few years. Salchow, ten limes I'.uro-l-i'iin champion; (luslav llttgel of Viiiina, Dr. (HUmi l Fuchs of .Munich and Henry (Ireiiauder of l.iindoii, alt former I'.uro M'lin chunipioiis, are among those who are giving Mr. Ilrokaw active assislanci. In America (ieorge Hi own of iloston and .lames It Dee or Michigan are helping to huild up llie organization. Ill New York those liilelested ill Mr, Ilrokaw's seheme include Mis. Ilarger-Wallncli, who until this year held a skating class lit St. Nicholas ltink: Mrs. Charles S. Urown, Mrs. Harry Ui .Montague, Mrs. II. Fahtie stts'k, Mrs. F.rnest Isi'lin, the Misses de Copls't, Kisklne Hewitt, AI011.0 I'olter, Kmll Fuchs, I.ln'e lllagileii, Norman de It. WhilehoiisK and T. C Trask. There is a wry enthusiustio following of the movement ut Tuxedo whi.'h in cludes Mrs. Frederick (laltatiu, Mrs, Cliail 's II. Alexander, Paul Tiickerman, j Jlllllt'S C. I'.lllisll, Pielle Lilill.lld, (ieorge (!ri"Wokl and Stuart Duncan. Among lie llo"ton mcmliers of the new iismicI ( ii hi are Mrs. Natliaiiii 1 Sayor, Mis Ii. S. lllililiewell, Mis. ltoheit ('. Hook -, Mix, (ieorge Von l. Meyer, .Miss IMith I'otch, Dr. 1. Collins Warren, llollis II. Ilunne well, Itariell Wendell, .). Motiigomery .Seats ami Cotuteiiay Crok.-r ;"M.hnp in the lTJt'crrja.tiorj2.l l-yl: Mt, ar7cl Mrs. IrviTJjf Iirok.jv PHOTO COI1ltHT Ot KDWIff LKVICK hJIJ OPVlQMT fl rOnlN hfv.bK. FIVE THOUSAND RED STOCKINGS BEING PREPARED FOR HOMES WHICH MIGHT BE FORGOTTEN AT CHRISTMAS i' 1 ' 1 1 lati" i" listening and of he always listens hardc"t 1 et ire i hntmas he i" hear 1 lew iiue-tion this year 'I he a 1- What am I going to gel , nig'" Hut the new tine 1- I put 111 my flocking?" i nn- where Santa Claus is most me the children are lmy , - and scissors Awkward - ! holding needles and tries of the world to put 111 the top or Vituciicio's stocking He hud watched the Iniying or the sweater und cup and the skutes that went Into the toe with eager interest And now he addetl his own chief treasure. "Wont you miff them, dear?" his mother iisketl. "Of course I will," he answered. "Hut he'll like them too. and you know I'm all the Santa Claiif he's got." 1 jjjjj I For es'ery city child knows that deep I and wide as the big puck is it wime- times runs short on Christ nms morning. It wus the picture or one such tragetly .that (Irst sllggeftetl the idea or the red 'stockings. It showed two little children sitting up in bed in a bare room with 1 cracked plastering And there wus Santa Claus with the Christmas joy gone out of his face and his pack unite empty "Nothing Left " I lie picture was on the December pgu ot a culemlur that hung in the pleasant Hroo! lyn sitting room or a very busy woman ' he was a doctor's wi.'e, with many calls upon her time, hut she round hersell loo'.ing at the picture often that first week ami w ishing she could put some thing into that empty pack. "Just as 1 hud decided that 1 could not stand the picture and would have to take it down. I got my inspiration," said A rs W'atermun, smiling happily at the re membrance "I went to n hospital to seen sick friend and round her busy lilliug a big red cambric slocking for 11 child in (he out patient department. Every body who could sit up seemed to be j whittling, pasting or sewing. I "I borrowed the hospital's idea at once laud miidu up my mind 1 hut I would get other people to help me (ill Santa L'luus's ' found a woman with six chilt'ro:i a:i 1 W'iU - rnwr wio .Ma-raw Jl' FW Stocluriqr M- vement. r. V'. 'll Mi. 1 a'" mending last year's 'hen are lilliug stockings " ii"t their own stock-'-" of iheir friends Santa 1 u-ted 10 loo'i out for these ' is The giant red cambric leet long ami u foot ' 1 he boys and girls whom -"iiH'times misses F.very -mended lor a real boy or "am", addles and age il 1 ; rinied curd The little biking iheir mission very N all or the toys lire die- tuarl, who brought tho toy -id colh,'ttHl in ull tin? coun- LotxcliT? the Van yfrr Swit. Cltus. puck, since there must Is muny who, like me, hud never hud the chance to till 11 stocking. The city wus full of lonely, childless people and there were thu chil dren themselves. Wouldn't they like to llll us Well us to get stockings'' "I called a meeting of friends and people with whom 1 had worked on com-, mitlees and charitable organization ofli- cers at the Hurnard Club. 'I hey were all enthusiastic. One woman went to the 'phone and came back w it ti the announce ment that her husband, who wus with a big electrical company, would have ull tlie ctockiiii;s cut for Us. An organiza tion iilTered 10 do the sewing for us. Another husband has furnished the linen name curds und hud them printed. Our only serious e.x petise has been the cam brie ami this year it amounted to $? til. "At that first meeting Mr. W'ukciiiau of the Children's Aid Society offered to fill .Ik) stockings Several persons took loo stockings and others took do.eiis. W'e decided what we would put in them sweulers, caps, games, toys, books, toilet articles, school supplies, candy, nuts, anything a child could use or enjoy, except fruit, which is apt to spoil or crush. This year a store is supplying und lilliug the stockings for us ut wholesule rutes rr $1.&ii, fi or $'.'.: Tin, since we found that there were many people reudy lo give them who did not have time to shop. "Illlt we prefer to huve people lid them personally, because they get more or the Christmas reeling out or Ilium that wuy. Mrs. W'lllium It. Adums or JS27 Pacific street. Hrooklyn, hus them to give out, all ready ticketed w Ith the nutne und uku "f u child cerlllied by one or the churitahle organizations. We uru par ticularly glad to have the children take I hum, for this is the 'Children's Christ inns for Children.' "I must have filled W stockings myself thut Urst Christmas, for wo were so lute gutting started that bo:;o und burreU of things were sent hero and the house looked like a museum. Appeals came lit on Christmas morning und I couldn't Iwur to lot any of them go by, so I worked right up to tho moment thut the automo bile wus reudy to start. "There hud liocn u heuvy snow and the car with its loud of roil stockings coiil.I hardly got through tho strcots, Tho doctor woro a fur coat and uvorywhoro I tho children grouted him with shrieks of 'Hero comes Suntu Claus!' It was hurd to resist them when they liegged us for thu stockings, und next trip (.took along a pail of loose candy for I hem. , "At one of tho first plan's wo went wo lit tlu new biiby without any elotV Fortunately sve hud an extra habyV slocking in the car. She hugged it i:i her arms us she thanked mo. " 'Oh. mu'utii,' fho said, 'I know tho Lord wouldn't let a Christmas baby go without anything to wear!" "The next home wus two rooim in u liM-ment where a man und his wife mid foven children lived. They were clean and neat, but barefooted, for thu man simply couldn't earn enough to supply shoes for them, In the same house wui a little crippled girl living in one room with her grandmother, 11 scrubwoman, who hud to leave her iilnno ull ni-;ht. The little thing hugged her slocking for a minute ami then she held up her arms. " 'I want to kiss you, Smitu Cluus,' she said. "Il wus all she had lo give. " The stockings were a complete stir priso us the organizations hail not uoliilo ! any one that wo were coming. Whe:i win people asked whore they came frori vo fiiid 'Santa Cluus.' The children w i sa'.isflod with that, but 011.1 man woul.l i'i believe limy were for his children ua il ho saw the name.) on the card. II a.ii.l he hadn't had s'.eady work for months and hud hoped the society might send the children some dinner, but ho hud nes'er hoped for anything like this. "The committee members delivered 2.0(H) stockings, for we hadn't time to make any other arrangements. Iist year 11 storage concern offered space to store the stockings and vans to deliver them, for we had double the number. The men couldn't lens'e their other delivering until o'clock, and then they worked straight through the evening without nny supper, so thut not a single child shou! I be disap pointed on Chrlst'iias morning This year another company is going to help, for we have 3,11m stockings already proin-i-eil, though not enough to llll the appeal v "So netimes the appeals are very hard to resist. Iist year a teacher telephoned me at the last minute from a free kinder garten in Astoria, asking tor stockings I told her I wus afraid we couldn't furnish them. She said she hud triitl everywhere el"e, and she guessed she would just hu-e to pray. That was too much Tor me and I telephoned twoof my friends. Oneof them appealed to a Sunday school in which she had taught for years and the other said she would tin tell more stockings, though she already had filled a hundred for us. "We got the names and iiddresses of ,he cnildren ami 011 Christmas morning ny friend telephoned to nay that ho Sun .1 ly school had brought thu stockiu;;s. ;"ne.-o were sixty of them stucked up in hr hallway, and two men hud come out from the kindergarten with four suit cases. They thought tho stockings would lie six inches long. They dually hired n cab and loaded it full, and they wrote uiu afterward that after the dris'er got out there und helped to distribute the stock ings ho wouldn't take any money. " I'hat is why people sometimes like to iL'liver th" stockings i.i person One friend savs her two littl, girls never get into the car without begging to go see Annie ami Mamie, whose stockings they Tilled last year, und who came down stairs to thank them. 'I hey get to feel that they know the other child, whose needs they have thought of so long "A little hoy from across the strpel brought me the stocking he had filled for Willie. On top wus the black horse he hud drawn up und down the walk all sum mer. 'Don't you think we hud better give, the horse to Vietro?' I asked 'His name has just come in und there isn't time lo fill a stocking for him,' 'Well,' he said, 'I mended it for Willie und it's his now, hut I guess he would give it to I'ietro.' "The Imys like to llll the stockings us well us the girls, and I huve hud some splendidly filled ones from I he private schools. If 11 boy ever thinks thai il is girl's work' ho only hus to Is. reminded Dial Santa Claus is 11 man. "Wo have hud some touching reminder of lust year. One widow wrote me thut it we intended to wild her children stockings I ids yenr she would like lo divide witli the woman downstairs 'who was so poor.' Sho euclofed the two big stockings cut oser into four smaller ones. "I used to have lo struggle to lie. cheer ful nt Christinas time- the household Unit is without children always does. Hut I don't have to nny more und them isn't 11 chiltl in the city who is huppioi lliuu I, Thut's why I know thut, how ever much tho stockings may huve done for the children who received them, they has-e done infinitely more for the lieople who have filled them. It is such a privilege to help Santa Cluus." B ' 1 m- mzt h PROPOSED MEMORIAL TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN.