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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, TtJESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1914
GRIDIRON WARRIORS ARE IN THEIR GLORY NOW-PHILLIES PLAY ST. LOUIS HERE,
FOR FINAL TILT
Game Today Will Be
Staged at National League
Park at Three o'Clock.
Braves' Lead Almost Prohibitive.
Though the Phillies tossed away 'a
fume yesterday which they might have
won half a dozen times, they are not
out ot the running for the first division
place by any means. Again today the
Dooln athletes will go to battle with
It Is sad Indeed to think that a club
which hits the ball with the fierceness
ot the Phillies should shun' such weird
lack of form on the bases. Unless the
opposlm? pitcher Is sending over a brand
of unliitt.tblc ball a tram ought to score
nine times out of ten with a man on
fecund and no outs. In the secon
Inning, after Luderus had sent a long
double to the bleacher fence, he allowed
himself to he picked off the base, by a
quick throw from Wlngo. If he had
only played one foot off the base In
stead of a yard he wtuld not have been
caught napping nt bis post. Another
thing, the Phillies would have scored
the run which would have given them
the came In the ninth Inning.
Just heie a word should be said favor
ing Jack Martin The youth has dis
played remarkable Improvement In the
Inst month at shortstop and seems to
be getting better each day. Martin Is
not the best shortficlder In the National
Lengue, but he bids fnlr to give some
cne a battle for the honors next season.
Just at present Maranvllle, of the Bos
ton Braves, has a good deal on the field
of shoitstops, but there Is no reason
wh Martin should not develop enough
In another vear to run a good race with
the clever little lnflclder of the league
When the Pirates went down yesterday
before the continued onslaught of the
Braves and the Tubs sank a shaft of de
feat Into the cracking Giants, the Na
tional league pennant was all but won.
As McGraw says, the series between the
Braves .md the Giants will probablv be
the deciding factor. This being the case,
It seems that the Br.es should have an
easy thing of It, as they have had no
great amount of trouble In despoiling the
New York make-up since they hao been I
skimming along at their present fast
BUT STILL THEY
HAVE LONG LEAD
Red Sox Have Small
Chance With Athletics Six
Games in Front Cham
pions Meet Cleveland To
day. CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 12 -Just what
would happen to the Athletics If there
was another month of baseball Is a mat
ter of conjecture. That the Athletics are I
not putting up anything like the game
on this final spurt around the Western
circuit that they did on their last In
vasion Is certain. Yet the slump can be
explained. When the Mackmen started
on their second Jaunt through the West t
they realized that they still had some
distance to go and that to defeat the
nearest contender they would have to
open up a big gap between their own
and the standing of the second club in
the American League. This they did
iney camo Home with a lead of 1! games
Today the Athletics have but six games
on the Bed Sot. That Is, thm have lost
seven full games since the end of their
second trip tluotigh the West, but it
must bo remembered that the 13-game
lead practically put them on easv street
for the pennant and they ceaed tp tako
long chances, believing that tlie pen
nant was nun. Furthermore, a series of
accidents pulled them down recently when
they made a flying trip to Boston and
Washington Just before leaving for the
With a six-game lead nt this stage of
the race it Is hard to see how the Red
Pov can dime within hailing distance of
the Macks, despite the general cr that
i-onnles clan is sHimlne. anil llnnln.
The eagle eye of Eddie Collins has
caused Ban Johnson to hand down n de
cision declaring the use of the "emerv
ball" illegal. It will be remembered that
Eddie dlscoveted that Keating was using
n piece of emery paper In his glove to
make abrasion when the Athletics were
lat in New York The umpires did not
know what to do about It. hence they put
It up to the president of the league.
It is said that Buss Ford was the first
to use emery paper to make the ball sail
peculiarly to the batters. The other '
pitchers who nre known to have employed '
the same trick In the American League
are Vean Gresg, Joe Wood and Ra
Keating. According to the BoMon experts,
Gregg taught Wood the trick when the
former left Cleveland and Joined the
forces ol tne lieu iox.
McGraw's chances for winning the National League pennant
would be greatly Increased If the erstwhile Pirate and $22,500 beauty
should come through at the ninth hour with a few victories.
Although McQraw realized when he landed O'Toole from Pitts
burgh that he was taking a chance, he also knew that if Marty
should happen to get a good start, he would well be worth the
chance. So far, O'Toole has been of little value to the Giants except
for relief work. His customary wildness has been the positive
factor in his failure to come up to expectations.
PERSONAL TOUCHES IN SPORT
DJa ever play that Tame o' Rhum?
Most guys, I guess, have played it some.
It's funny how It coes. You have a card
not worth a rap and chuck It. Zip!
Borne other chap Just snaps it up an'
throws. Wei-,. Jumpln" to the haseball
jarri. Dick Itudolph seems to be that
card an' Muggsv laid It down. For Stall
Ings plnyed next to McGraw. When
Jluggs discarded. Stagings' paw snagged
Dick fur Boston town.
Dlck right arm got to workln' fine
In Canada In 10 with of Toronto's crew.
The Giants grabbed him off next ear,
but Muggsy soon began to fear he
wouldn't evei do. So, cut adrift, Dick
floated round till last, year when the
Braves' boss found that he could use
Ills slants. Dick pitched right In. took
off his coat an' got aboard the sinkin'
boat. It gave the one big chance.
An' chance it was. Jus' take a pike
at how that team began to hike when
Dick got on his stride. Thoe nine big
wins that he copped straight sure size
up like a p.'cdy gait for one who's
chucked aside. An' just to hand Mc
Graw the laugh he took the Giants on
his statf an' bent 'em once or twice. If
those Braves, cop the big burgee Jawn .1.
will seek a buggery an' pack his head in
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football mobilisation has been com
pleted and the rim skirmishes will take
place shurtly. Cornell will go undor tire
tomorrow in a battle with L'rsinus, while
Yale, Harvard, Princeton nnd the other
colleges will take to the gridiron on Sat
urday for their first engagements. The
outlook Is bilghter this -ar than ever,
and there will be about 15 big game3
played. Surely enough to satisfy the
appetites of the most exacting followers.
An athletle Moses Hke James E. Sulli
van does not develop in a life time, and
It wilt take many a year before his place
Is filled In the hearts of American ath
letes. That Is tribute enough for a great
The Federal League still has Its eye
cpen for players of the National Lague.
The latest planned raid Is directed toward
the Cub3. Tommy Leach Is the player
concerned. Tho Feds claim that if tho
Chicago National League management
does not award an Iron-clad three-year
contract to the outfielder he will Jump.
Hans Lobert Is the only man on the
Philadelphia club who is talked of in
connection with the Feds When qit's
Honed about the matter, Haps simply
states that he hasn't signed with the
Phillies yet for 1315, But whether he is
seriously conidrlng an offer or not is a
matter of speculation Possibly Hans in
tends to go and possibly he has nc such
Eddie Morgan, featherweight boxer,
has landed in title, countrv from London.
Ens. Morgan's advent fills the hearts
of tho fans with a lunging to see hlro In
action with Johnnie Kllbar.e and others.
Very likely Morgan will fight the others
before he ts taken seriously.
You will have to blame this on George
TUB WORST IS YRT TO CGSIB,
Europe's fighting men are falling,
And the losses are appalling,
And the vales of Europe ring with
But the European battle j
Will be tame as ehildieb prattle
When our football correspondents '
There Is really no reason why the j
Athletics or the owners of the tocaj
American League clut should pull for
the New York Giants to win out this
year rather thai? the Braves. They take
It, or at least the majority of them do,
that the gate receipts would be larger
in New York than they would be in
Boston, but the figures of 1312 and 1313
shew that there Is very little difference
In 1312 the Bed Sox and Giants hail
31.6S3 paid admissions at Fenway Park
for the fifth game of the series. At '
the Polo Grounds last October the Urg-
est paid iltendjnce at th Athletic- '
Giant contest was 36.3 This proves
that there is not enough difference in
the seating capacity of the Polo and
Fenway grounds to make n material dif
ference in the receipts. Furthermore,
there are more high-priced seats border
ing the Boston diamond than there are
at the Polo Grounds, according to Presi
dent Lannin. of the Red Sox. There
fore, Inasmuch as It has alreadv been
dterm!ned by the National Commission
thHt the games will be pla.ced In Boton
at Fenway Park, and not at the National
League one. In cas the Braves win. It
Is hard to see how Mich a small differ
ence in figures could affect the plavers
Boston, like Philadelphia, was originally
and still Is fundamentally a National
League ball town. Hence, if the world's
series Is played In the Hub city Fenwav
Park Is sure to be filled to its capacltv
at every contest. The people of Boston
would rather see the Rraves win the
pennant in tho National League than
they would the Red Sox to win twice
Just why this condition of fanatic affairs
exists no one can say. But it does
exist, and It exists n this cltv as. well
as In the metropolis of Massachusetts.
SAID FRED LCDERl'S:
"I love to give the ball a bout
I swat 'em out of sight,
Unless I'm sent In with a clout
Of circuit length-Good night'"
Hans Lobert is far from being the un
lucklest player In the game Yesterdnv
Hans hit a hard one, which looked, how',
ever, as though It would be easy for Hug
gins. However, the ball took a bad Imp
went over Huggins' head to deep rKi,i
centre, and Hnns made two bags. He
almost duplicated the feat !ater n the
game, except that he only made one base.
Eddie Plank hasn't missed the Penn
C.ettvsburs football game in a number of
years, but ho will not be present at the
Boston seerrw to be an unliirkv nlaoo
for pitchers In the American League. I
t osier and Leonard, who began so well
this season, were not able to keep up the
pace, although nothing seemed to be
wions with them Recently Leonard
slipped In the elubhouse, breaking a bone
In his hand Joe Wood has not been in
shape this year. In 1912 Eddie Ojcotte
had an much speed if not more than he
has now. Yet he could not win and was
traded to the White Pox Just hefore the
World's Feries. In 1312 Buck O'Brien was
hailed as a wonder. Yet he was released
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NEXT A. K. C. SHOW
IS SCHEDULED BY
Big Event Will Attract Dog
Fanciers of Philadelphia
and Other Centres Some
Canine Gossip of Interest.
The next American Kennel Club shgw'
to be held In this section Is scheduled at
Lancaster, Pa,, Oclo'ber 1.
Mrs. Louis fJutnpel, of 2223 North 21st
street, this city, has two very good look
ing English top spaniels that have never
been shown. One of them, especially,
looks very good, It Is a ruby femalo
named Gumpel's Ruby Girl, As soon as
Ruby Girl comes Into better coat Mrs.
Gumpel Intends showing her.
The Western Airedale Club, a most
successful exponent uf this breed, will
hold their fifth annual show, a very Im
portant event In tho Airedale terrier
fancy, In the Hotel Sherman, Chicago,
on Saturday, October 17, It Is expected
that tho entries, both In number nnd
quality, will be larger and better than
At a largely attended meeting of the
Bulldog Club of America, In New York
city, It wns unanimously decided that the
"Dudley nose," which Is a pink, flesh,
chocolate, or light coffee color, shall
hereafter disqualify any bulldog so pos
sessed from winning a prize of nny sort
under American Bull Dog Club rules;
further, thnt a black noso Is the Ideal,
and, though a partl-colorcd or bluo nose
Is undesirable, It shall not disqualify tho
dog In nny way.
An Important specialty show scheduled
for the end of next month Is the one of
tho Boston Terrier Club, of Boston, Mass.,
which Is slntcd October 28 and 2D In
December 5 is the date named for the
Airedale Terrier Club of America's big
specialty show In New York city. Thomas
Cadwalader, a local fancier of tho breed,
Is secretary of this organization.
Seven new members were enrolled by
the Toy Dog Fanciers of America dtirlnc
the last show nt Bala President Sam
Doran nnnounced that It wns a most
Tom Hortmnn, tho West Philadelphia
"Toy Poodle King," was on hand for
this exhibit and made his presence Im
mediately felt. He was awarded credit
for the largest Individual entry, nnd with
the good string ho wns showing won
nearly every prize In sight.
A star attraction was the litter of four
Maltese terrier puppies shown by Miss
OF GERMANTOWN TO
BE HELD OCTOBER 3
Pentathlon Under Auspices1
of Athletic Council 0f
Boys' Club Will Settle
GRIDIRON NEWS GLEANER FROM LEADING COLLEGE CAMPS
By EDWARD R. BUSHNELIi
Pennsylvania's football authorities will
make gridiron history by their action In
deciding to number their players in the
game with Gettysburg on Saturday.
I Gettysburg's consent to the innovation Is
I uulte as notable. These two teams will
I be the first college elevens In America
to demonstrate the worth of this pro
I grcsslve reform. The reform consists Jn
j sewing numbei.s on the backs of the foot
I bail Jerseys of such a height as to make
j them visible In all parts of tho field.
i Thus the spectators, by reference to their
programs, can Instantly identify every
player on the field, can tell who makes
touchdowns, important runs and tackles,
and will have before them the answers
to countless other questions which spec
tators and newspaper writers have been
accustomed to ask for In vain.
It hns taken several years of argu
ment to have this reform considered with
approval Most of the big universities of
the East have shied at It, and even the i
Rules Committee Itself lias sidestepped
football Rules Committee represent no I tunltles. and don't need to stand on tho
one In particular, and If the two cap
tains agreed a touchdown might count
ten points ns well.as six. At the same
time the authority of the Rules Com
mittee has been accepted without ques
tion, and If n precedent wore started by
which two teams would disregard this
particular rule and flaunt Intercollegiate
sentiment it wouldn't be long before they
might be waiving some other rules and
we would have all kinds of trouble.
The only objection made to the rule Is
that it prohibits honest coaches from
utilizing this position to watch the work
of their men, and they can get this in
formation only from the preliminary
games. It Is rather late In the day to
lalse this point, and since the rule Is
on the book It ought to be observed to
There Is no mote reason why a foot
ball coach should be on the field than
that there Is for a track coach to bo on
the track during a dual or Intercolleglato
meet. The I. C. A. A. A. A. forbids all
trainers and coaches from being on the
track or within the enclosure during a
championship meet. For the same reasons
couches are barred from track nnd field
In all the Important dual meets. Track
Penn.svlanlH'F attitude has nlwas ! authorities feel that coaches get nil the
been friendly. Four years ago the writer
suggested this plan to the Pennsylvania j
and Cornell managements for their an- i
ntiiil Thanksgiving Day game The j
Quaker coaches, after a discussion of the
pros and cons, agreed to It. So did rot- ,
nell nt first, hut two days before the
game the Itbucans asked to be excused i
from trying the experiment.
So fur there has never been a big rol
lge game whfre all the plavers were
num'ieied, though sewial high school ,
tnams In and around Boston and New
York have been doing It for seveial years
and with marked success Last fall Dart
mouth numbered its plaers for its final j
game with the Carlisle Indians played in
Now York. The Indian players, however,
were not so numbered, and while the ex
periment was hailed with delight by the
Gotham football public and scribes, It was i
not a fair test.
About tho only objection ever made
was the fear that a star player might
thus be Identified by the opposition and
either be n mark for their attack or
be more easily watched. This, of course,
Is ridiculous on Its face, because when
Information they need about the work
of their men from their dally training.
Football coaches have the same oppor-
to the White Sox In mld-season f !'n i two teams take the field they instantly
and later was sent by Callahan back to
Denver. He !e now In the Southern Am.o
clation, a elas3 A organization.
Tom Shlbe, one of the owners of the
Athletics, made the following statement
esterdav regarding tho playing of the
Army-.S'nvv fnctball game nt Shibe Park.
"We han't hesid a word from the com
mittee recently All I know about the
matter Is that we offered to give them
the use of the park fre. The only rendi
tions we asked were that thev put the
field back In as good shape after the
Game as it was before. Just how man
extra seats enuld be put In I don't say.
but I know that an engineer was out
there one rta and I mum tnai ne saicj
know the identity of all their opponents
And suppose the opposition did know
their opposing players, what good would
this knowledge do them? A number
sewed on the back of Brlckley's jertey
wouldn't lessen his goal-kicking ability
in the team, but It would always enable
tht .spectators to identify the Crimson
captain. And this Is the sole purpose
of the re'form.
Judging from the aftermath of the "In.
terpietalion meeting" of the football
coaches, rule makers and officials In New
York Saturday night, there are some
coaihes who would find a method to
evade the rule passed by the committee
last winter forbidding tho inach to walk
lie could have stands constructed with j up and down the side lines. Some astute
Which would aeeomnioqaiB nranj- ..
or a total of s0,o) with the present
The latest development, or alleged de
velopment In the proposed sale of the
Chicago Cubs is that Mr. Taft Is going
tc sell out to Mrs Hetty Green Mrs
Green Is ald to be the world's richest
woman arul she needs to he if she In
tends to compete with the Federal
League, which is already hot after
Tommy !each, the well-known Chicago
west slder. But is for the original
proposition, everybody concerned denies
that there Is a ilianee for Mrs. Green
to buy the I'ubs. Mr. Taft brands tho
story as "absurd." "ridiculous." etc
But don't forget that denials of this
same strenuoiity were poured forth
from Cub headquarters when the flrst
rews leaked out that Charles Webb
Murphy would no longer be chief owner
and Czar of the Chicago National
Here's a puzzle
What would the one-armed pitcher
who fanned 19 minor league battels
have done if he had two arms;
individual pointed out that since the rules ,
do not specifically order the coach to
take n seat on the bench with the play- i
ers, he might be eligible to act as one i
of the linesmen, and that in this posi
tion he would be right-on top of the
play. and. if he desires and could get
away with it, he might still coach or I
watch the woik of his players.
That sou of an evuaiun might be
technically posaiole If the men in charge
of intenollegiale football were not gen- I
tlemen. But this sort of trickery is
foreign to all intercollegiate ethics and
wouldn't be tolerated for a moment by
any telf-respccting university. It Is also
reported that as a result of the discussion
at this meeting a request will be sent
out to the members of the Rules Com
mittee asking them to vote on the piop
osltlon that coaches be allowed on the
side lines by mutual agreement of the
two captains, no matter what the rules
say on this point.
As a matter of fact the consent of the
Rules Committee is not necessn v do
thu became eir' i jle in the iok miv
b disic jrded b thi iiuluil . .,n , t vf
the Irtu vsipuin-s Tht memfevi? ,t tli,;
st, frills. 8; Iiillllri., :t (10 Innings),
llnstnn, 0: ritUhursh. A.
C'hlraKii, 6t New York, 0.
ISrnoMjn. U Cincinnati, A Gut cnmrl.
JSrooklyn, 8; Cincinnati, 2 (,'il game),
M. Louis nt Philadelphia.
littshurKh at Iloaton.
Chicago at New York.
Cincinnati at Brooklyn.
Chicago ot 1'hlladrlphla.
Pittsburgh at Itronklyn.
M. Loul at New York.
Cincinnati at notion,
V I. P.C. W I p.c.
Bnstnn . 7(1 SS MO Iillllle 87 "t .48?
New York 711 CO S5(l Drooklyn. lit 74 .404
Chloairo "3 OH .MSPItub'sh nv 74 4.-.H
St I.oul.. 72 Oil .(122 Cincinnati 5J 82 400
(ietrland. A; Athletics, i,
llostnn, 8; Detroit, R (1 Innlnm;
New nrk, 4; M. Louis, 3,
Washington. 0; Chicago, I (13 Inning).
AthlMIrs at Cleveland.
Huston at Detroit.
VtukhinKton at Chicago.
New York at M. Louis.
No Games Scheduled.
W L P C W I. p "
Athletlii.. 1)0 10 .017 c-hlrago. 0.1 7.1 404
Ttiiitnn . 14 l,iiili lunula 01 7 4,13
Detroit 71 00 ssss'au York H3 77 4.W
Waih'gton 73 H5 S29 Cleveland 45 05 321
Indianapolli. 9; IturTalo. 1.
Baltimore. 3; ( lilcagn, 2.
liunnui. City, 11) nrooklyn, 3.
.St. I.oul., 3 rlltihurgh, 2,
Indianapolis at Ilutfulo.
Chicago at Baltimore.
liantan Lit' at Brooklyn.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh.
W L PC W I, p c
Ind'apils 79 CO .10$ Brooklyn. 03 no .511
Chicago 77 01 .LIS Kan City 04 78 483
Baltimore 72 02 137 hi I.oul .la 78 .431
Buffalo . 70 05 MO Pltuti'gh 54 70 .408
Newark. 3s Baltimore. 2.
Toronto-Montreal (not scheduled).
IVutldfore. 8; Jersey Cltr. 3.
Iluflalo, 8; Rochester. 4.
W I. P C W U. p.c
Providence 01 .18 All Baltimore 72 73 497
Buffalo SO 5S 597 Newark 1 7 472
Rochester 88 00 895 Montreal 59 88 407
Toronto 71 68 811 Jer City 4U102 311
side lines any more than track coaches
need to be on the marks when their
charges enter a race. It Is to bo hoped
In tho Interests of good sportsmanship
that none of the colleges shall ask that
this rule be waived, even for the pic
llminaiy games. It Is just us fair for one
as for another, nnd If properly observed
will place the burden of doing a little
thinking upon the captain or field gen
eral, where It pioperly belongs.
Pennsylvania's football squad continues
to make progress, and yesterday had
about as stiff a practice as it will get
this season. At any rate, the Quakers
hope they won't have to endure many
more scrimmages with the thermometer
hoVerlng around the 00 mark. The men
were Introduced to the tackling dummy
yesterday nnd given their first Instruction
In this all-Important essential preliminary
to a stiff scrimmage.
Criticism of individual faults of play
at this time would be unfair, but It is
to be hoped that some of the defects
that clung to last year's baekflejd
throughout the season may be rooted out
of the candidates this year. Irwin ap
parently has the Inside track In the race
for quarterback honors. He has already
demonstrated that hu Is fast, a good
kicker nnd a man who can Instil ginger
Into his team. His work yesterday In
dicated that he does not straight-arm
opponents Instinctively, and that he does
not shift the ball from one arm to the
other whllo on the run. A good quarter
bapk or any man who hopes to be a
good open field runner must do this.
It Is something that can't be acquired
In a day or a week, but any man who
masters It has added nbout loo per cent,
to his worth. A man who can dodge,
straight-arm and shift tho ball from arm
to arm whllo running In a broken field,
as Hollenback and Mercer could do, Is
Just as valuable to a team as a Brlckley.
The wonder is that some players don't
spend their summers practicing these arts
as Brlckley does drop and place kicking.
PENN BOXERS ARE
TO MEET F. AND M.
EXPERTS IN RING
Coach Decker, of the Local
Boxing Squad, Has Made
Arrangements for a Dual
Fistic Affair in November.
PENN TRACK MEN READY
Donald Lipplncott Will Call Out Can
didates for Team Next Week.
Donald Lipplncott, captain of this sea
sou's I'niverslty of Pennsylvania track
j team. Intends to Issue a call for candl-
dates when college opens next week, in
order to get a line on some possible
stars The speedy sprinter Is apparently
entirely recovered from the Injury that
spoiled his work In last year's Inter
colleglatrs, and will get Into togs with
the rest of the men.
Kauffman, cnptalil of the 1913 freshmen,
was out on Franklin Field veMerday nnd
looks fit to start active training at any
time. Kauffman Is expected to make a
place on the varsdty one-mile rela team
In the spring, nnd will also be a valuable
acquisition to the team In the sprints.
Joe Lockwood, an Intercollegiate point
winner last June, definitely announced
yesterday that he would return to Penn
HOLD NIGHT PRACTICES
LANCASTER, Pa., Sept. 22. - Coach
Heller, of the Lancaster Boys' High
School, has a squad or 25 boys at prac
tice here each night, and has high hopes
of regaining the record which the schoul
had at high school football In 1913. Cap
tain Harbison is at quarter, am) will be
supported by a strong backfield in
Stumpf, Dudley and LoV.", necker. J.
Swank and II. Swank will be the ends.
The line positions are not definite, but
the men will be picked from RIcker.
Hoover. Barr, Host'eeter and Marshall
Jones, Klump, Goos, Adams and Sides
are the most likely substitutes The first
game of the season will be played next
Saturday, when the team meets Steelton
Rubin Takea Sullivan's Place
I NEW YORK, Sept. 22.-At the annual
i meeting of the Metropolitan Association
I of the Amateur Athletic Union here last
1 night Fred W Rubin, the vice president,
was elected president, to succeed the late
1 James Sulllvaa.
George Decker, coach of the Unlver
tlty of Pennsylvania's boxing team, wlfl
Issue a call for candidates within a short
time and expects over CO aspirants to
For the past four years Decker, who
was formerly famous as a lightweight
fighter, has been Instructing students of
old Penn. During the first two years
the men did not show an aptitude for
boxing. Finally, duo to the effoits of
Decker and Dr. Talt McKenzie, physi
cal dltector of the University, boxing
was put on a firm foundation. The
year was divided Into two terms, fall
and winter. Last year In the fall ses
sion there were about 60 men learning
the rudiments of tho game. After foot
ball came to a close some of the grid
Iron heavyweights Joined tho squad. An
effort was made to hold an intercol
legiate tournament between the teams
of the Eastern colleges last year, but
it fell through. One result, however,
was the formation of teams under com
petent Instructors In several colleges,
Decker worked hard, holding several
exhibitions during thu two terms. Sev
eral members of the team took part In
the afternoon matinees of Tony Diddle.
Decker reports that arrangements aro
being made to hold a tournament with
the team of Franklin and Marshall the
latter part of November. He expects,
with several veterans from last year, to
make a ci editable showing and convince
the authorities that boxing Is a coming
Negotiations are also on between the
Penn team and Columbia College.
F. AND M. MEN REPORT
LANCASTER, Pa, Sept. 22. -Two big
una men on me rraiiKiin and .Marshall
team reported yesterday. The two men
are "Duke" Davidson, the All-Southern
Virginia tackle, and Wertsch, an ex-cap-taln
of Millersville Normal School. With
Captain Dlehl out with a shoulder bruise
and Mumma with a dislocated shoulder,
these men aprear at the right time.
A mass meeting of students was held
last night in the college gymnasium. Dr.
Appel, president of the college; Coach
Mayeer. Captain Dlehl and other mem
bers of the team made short speeches.
At the student meeting no reference was
made to the desertion of Eans, tho back
field man, to the Lehigh squad Two of
fers of games for next Saturday have
been made to the management-one from
Bucknell to play at Uwisburg, the other
from the team of the r. S S. Connecticut
There Is little doubt that, in the event
of the cancellation of the Lehigh game,
the latter team would be taken on, and
the season opened on Williamson Field
S0MMMERS TAKES CHARGE
V1LLANOVA. Pa., Sept 22 -The Villa
nova College football candidates were
given their first hard drill yesterday when
Coach "Dutch" Sommcra took charge
of the team Eight veterans remain from
last year's varsity, and, with the addition
of several promising new plaeis, the
turnout was very encouraging The var
sity men who have ieturned to college
are Captain Prendergast, Kellj. Foist
Ward, Klley. Reap, Hani&n und Sutllft
In order to determine who Is the but
all-around athlete of the Oermaatmn
Iloys' Club, the Athletic Council ha!
authorized a pentathlon contest tu ba
held on the playground Saturay after
noon, October 3. The events to to co'
tested will bo In tho pentathlon p,,."
gram of the Olyple games and are M
follows: 220-meter , 1600-meter d;8cui
throw, Javelin throw and running broad
Jump. Competition la limited to athletel
who nre now members of the club. Ther
will bo no entrance fee. The 01vmpe
method of determining the winner will
bo followed. All entrants must compel,
In every ovent, and each competitor will
bo given tho number of points for th
particular ovent represented by the posl
Uon In which he finishes, thus the win.
tier of the event will be given one point,
RAAnHil iIh 1h, A.. -
.-.u..u imuu mo, tne winner of tho nit
being the ono with tho least nubmer 0(
Tho Athletle Council has given a prlre,
a replica of the famous marathon tronhv
the flguie of tho dying Pheldlppldcj. im!
mortnllzed by Robert Drowning. Thi.
tiophy will remain In competition until
it hns been won thrco times by soraj
athlete. Among the prominent athletei
who .ire expected to compete are Josenh
D. Goodman, Alfred D. Carson, J. Harry
Alcorn, who won the all-around Cham
plonshlp of the Gcrmantown Y, M. C A,
for three consecutive years; Arthur
Wells, Clifton Mellon, John Miller and
Tho Gcrmantown' Doys' Club will hold
Its annual banquet October 22, at the
Penn street headquarters, Gcrmantown
reparations are being made for the en
tertainment of 2M members and Invited
quests, rrominent men of the city will
be on hand to make addresses, and well
known athletes will be called upon to
make short speeches. "Ted" Meredith"
of the University of Pennsylvania, and
"Don" Lipplncott nro two stars of the
cinder path who will delight the ban
queters. Dr. Georgo Orton, Edward
Cnttell Calvin O. Althousc, A. C
Krnenzleln, Edgar Church and others
well known In athletic circles will be
President Edward It. Dushnell Is en
cournging tho work of tlie banquet
committee, composed of J. D. Goodman,
Carl Vlscher nnd Charles W. Bain
hrldge. Robert Lamberton is vice presl
dent, J. H. Alcorn, secretary, and C,
W. Balnbiidge, treasurer.
NEXT MONTH TO
South Jersey Yacht Racing"
Association to Corrects
Some Difficulties at No
vember Session That Make
After a successful season, the yachti
men of the South Jersey Yacht Raclnj
Association will, at their annual meeting
tho latter part of November, discuss the
regulations regarding measurements 'in
an endeavor to correct the inaccuracies.
The first discussion which will come up
will bo over the accuracy of the course
In nautical miles. In one regatta held
along the shores of South Jersey the
owneis of boats, according to times made
by a high-powered hydroplane, tvere
given time allowances figured at eighteen
miles, while they only raced a trifle
over twelve. In two races there would
have been a difference In the finish of
the boats, provided the allowance had
been made for the shorter distance. The
scratch boats would have won In each
It would be well for the sport If oat
member of the Regatta Committee of
the club holding a race meet were spe
cially Instructed to lay out the courai
and see that It Is accurately measured.
The second subject Is the removal of
flotsam and Jetsam which, frequently bob
up to retard the progress of a racer
and in some Instances cause accidents.
At Lake George a hydroplane was
smashed by riming afoul of a floating
log while going at a high rate of speed-
Another matter to be considered l t"
patrol of tho course by specially "'
nated boats wnue tne racins
CROWELL MAKES CHANGES
EASTON, Ta., Sept. 22,-Coach Wllmer
Crowell placed ono of his former puplie
Taylor. of West Philadelphia Hlgh-ln the
Lafayette varsity bacafield yesterday.
Other changes sent Furry to the Hat
field and Kelly to the line. Lr0''
worked the squad, which now n"mB'"
65 men, hard all day In preparation tor
the opening game of the season wiia
Delaware College on Saturday
Maranvllle to Wed
BOSTON, Sept. 22.-Valter E. l'arJ"
viUe. the diminutive shortstop of m
Boston Braves, is to be married this xa
some time after the world's series n
engagement to Jllsb Elizabeth 11 "
of Springfield, was announced last nisni.
Easy for Mike Gibbons
CINCINNATI. Sept. SA-JHke ;"!""
of St Paul, had all the bcttei "f sU
tho ten rounds last night " hl3."s"f
with Bill McKlnnon, of l'lburs,
Covington, Ky. No decision os giy
at the conclublon of the bout but ""
bons forcied the Issue at all tunes.
Hardwlck Regains Strength Honors
. .. -. , . Hunt-
CAMBRIDGE, aiass.. oei - -" .
Ington R Hardwlck. football star ai
heavy hitting baseball pla'ei rea' ,.
his honors ab Harvard's sung man
tcrdaj He biuke all i;f4,'7 ''' ,b
with a mark of 1331 points, taKi ts t
honor position from O. G Mrhi."
who excelled him last j'ar
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