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EVENING PUBLiq LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1018
!HERE WILL BE NO "BEEFLESS" DAYS WHEN THE BALL PLAYERS GET INTO ACTION NEXT MONTH!
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liUUldKJJX JLiHiiUUJliO YYlJULi lB.UiVJ-H
TOUGH JOB OF CURBING FREAK
FLINGING TO IMPROVE HITTING
AIN'T IT A GRAND AND GLORIOUS FEELIN'?
Action of American Association in Barring"
All t-;j rri i. -n t t;
xin xiiiuus ntsijys to ruree issue .rioneers
and Masters of Weird Heaves
Vi$1WHAT th keen ar crltlC9 term nn "ominous unrest" has been brewing
V.it'f" IP baseball for Some tlmo. tho causn of thn Riinnrisil turmoil liolnr.
t1-""""5 for raoro hlttlr"- Tho pitchers havo gained such a leeway over
3 f ..the battera with thn nM nf mn.i i....i i...n .1 ......
,",j,.nd hits havo been rcducca to a minimum nml tho chanco for the old
.',. -t&ihrin that cornea frnm inn m. v.nii .ntt..,i -.. . u..i.. 1
S& ' At ,east 80 lt ls urBed by n largo clement of tho fnti nock, by somo club-
1,BOr" an1 mnnaRcrs n"tl many players, whllo the head of tho National
ify """" "' " "" aamiuea inai somo cliango with regard to plu.h.,ig
ih . liberties ls advlsablo to meet demands for a moro open same
v mi 11... ..
"" uuje 01 restricting mo rrcaK sturr will bo threshed out at tho
two big league meetings In New York Mill week, and while tho quet'lon
ls before the 'house It might not ho uninteresting to Informally trace tho
development of the hurling art bj means of Invnlous schemes Intended to
give tho pitcher a down-hill drag on the man at tho plato.
The pitching era which has led up to tho present situation dates back
tO fhf tlmn nf Plml. C1.,11a nnnH.ll.i..l .... .I...- .. a. ... ..
. .-....,.. udiwiucu, nicuiigu uuiil.il- 111 1(10 "Bpillcr, 111
;i 1903. Jack Chesbro, who did storling work In mrmlng tho batters woi.ilcr
where the ball was coming until his arm went floole In 100B under tho
unusual strain attaching to the delivery, was the first real master of tho
fling. The weird delivery of tho New York American Leaguo wizard soon
was copied and shottly new variations v. err Introduced.
The Ilrst cIToctlvo variation, and one which completely mystified tho
baseball world until the secret was exposed by big nd Sweeney, was the
fernery ball," used by Rush Ford. Tho delivery was referred to for tomo
tlme as a "double spitter" on account of tho stylo of tho delivery nnd tho
ability of the hurlcr to make tho ball tumblo to either side. After tho
secret was let out this ball became so general and so deadly that It finally
TT IS something of a coincidence that tho big pioneer nrtlsts In
these most effective camouflaged deliveries wero products of tho
New York American League team.
Clcotte's "Shine Ball" Last Season's Sensation
TTP TO the time of tho appearance of Eddio Clcotto's hotly debited "shine
ball" last year a number of freak offerings appeared. Among theso
woro tho "licorice bnll" mado famous by l.inky Fred Knlkcnberg, and
which rejuvenated him to such nn extent whllo twirling In tho American
Association last season that ho worked himself back Into a big Icaguo try
out onco moro. Other variations exploited by hurlers In all parts of tho
country are tho "knuckle ball," tho "slippery elm ball," the plain "plug
cut" offering and others. Molsturo has been tho basis of all such deliveries
excepting tho "emery ball," which reverses tho system by giving the hurler
a moro secure Instead of looser hold on tho pill.
Tha public was allowed to entertnln tho Idea of tho existence of tho
wonderful "ahlno ball" last year, which Impression was greatly ro-enforced
by the fact that tho White Sox hurler had the best year of his Imposing
life of fifteen seasons on many fields and undor various Hags, ho leading
the" American League In games won and bringing a world's pennant to
the Porktown performers Announcement was mado at tho close of tho
season, however, that tho delivery was "psychological" was, In fact, a
myth and had no exlstcnco excepting In tho minds of credulous fans nnd
players. Tho umpires, howovcr, state that tho ball Is a reality. In which
light It would seem that tho twlrlcr was faking somo more, with a view
to keeping his freak ball a mystery next season.
Any mcntlon'of freak pitching would be Inconcluslvo without citing tho
experience of Barney Dreyfuss In turning loose n fortuno for tho greatest
pitching flivver tho gamo has over seen. Marty O'Toolo was secured from
Minneapolis for the reputed sum of $22,G00, but if ho was worth thirty
cents events did not so Indicate. O'Toolo was a wild spitter and nothing
else, and the batters did not havo to hit at all, merely relying on patlenco
to get to first.
'f "pltESENT agitation regarding freak deliveries has been empha-
'' sized by the act of the American Association In putting a
stringent ban on all phony varieties of pitching. Out In the Mlddlo
West they aro willing to tackle nnythlng onco. Whero conditions
aro more settled and conservative such a radical step heems unlikely
this season. There ls good reason to suspect, however, that at this
time some step will be taken by tho big leagues which will lead up
eventually to the curtailing of, If not abolishing, tho weird stuff.
Matty.Reported Anxious to Get Jimmy Lavender
REPORTS como la grapevine that Christy MathewsoD wants to keep
Jimmy Lavender In tho big ring next year, which may mean 0110 of
several things. It may mean that tho Old Master believes the Georgian
woulu bo Improved by a change of scenery and that he still has something
le'ft, and It may signify the the Ited chief figures strongly, according to a
ktatement marine by him recently, that this Is no year to experiment and
that best results may be obtained by keeping In tho harness tho matured
athletes of average ability Instead of favoring tho kid-., uncertain both
on account of Immaturity and liability to draft.
Recently a wild story came out of the West to the effect that an In
formal agreement had been reached by thrco National League managers
to use their best pitchers against the Giants as often as possible, tho further
intimation being that Christy had been invited to get In on tho scheme
to squelch tho McGrawItcs. While thero ls nothing to Indlcato tho
truth of tho report, especially as It applies to tho Cincinnati team. It ls
reasonable to believe that Matty wants to lick his old team as often as
possible, and If Lavender Isn't the one best bet for tho assignment, pray,
Who Is? Turning this favorite feat has been, In fact, about tho sum total
of Lavender's work for the last few years. Last season almost half of
lavender's winning performances were against tho Giants.
THE ofllclal records ut least do not prove that tho Georgia midget
Is all In, down nnd out. He broke oven on tho Beason of 1917
with .seven wins against a like number of defeats.
Bush Batting Kings Will Crowd Majors This Year
THE cry for moro hitting In baseball ought to be heard this season If
tho list of swnttlng phenoms billed to wear big leaguo uniforms como
through In any such style as they did In the grass circuits. We have this
important Information from none other than the demon statistician, Ernest
J; Lannigan, who cites names and figures galoro.
The Yankees bought Camp, tho mauling monarch of tho South Atlantic,
nnd Kane, the Eastern's premier pitching pounder. but Kano will not bo
with them, now being located at Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass.
A Brown capture was Elmer Smith, who showed tho way In the
Detroit obtained Blng Miller, the Central Association's leader, ard
Walker, the Central League's pace-setter. Walker has been caught in
. Cincinnati drafted Maurice Hath, tho best bludgeon wlelder In tho
p? r,aclflc Coast League, but he has followed Kane's example and enlisted.
p. I'Miaueipnia 01 ine mfricun xjcuu luvcoy-'u 111 ouuriiiun, ine xexus
MT.eaEue'a most able swatter, and Philadelphia of the National League
fPiVrepurchased Wclser, who ranked No. 1 among the New York State Leaguo
ViY4.ltAra Ktinrmnn nnrn wna with thft Giants at Marlln anil Rinrn bptntr
r'.jsV' Squired by Connie Mack has been lost In the draft.
WEISER, according to report, may go to tho coast this season
In tho deal for Pitcher Bradley Hogg, of the Los Angeles team.
233 Players. Batted Above .300 Last Year
I F lOU MM LINGERED 1MB ilyi?u rctc out with oht AUooT ?.3o bu '
UNTIL IS OGULS WMILG v 3'iGyJ U0' ,vu"' J'r WIND TlG AUAKm ClOCK
CALLING, OM -Your lDY AvnT" n0" 'M 05u - v
I fmicnd .Sunday cvcnimo vyJm, r, . fu,,7
pj. ':j!gm . fit'
Mil i llll " - A KU iu ARC ABOUT TO K c,( x mc DOlVrty i
by 30UMDIMG HCVCULC m M g gMWf-. AIN'T IT A -GR-R-RfVU)
M Suddenly ReMi.Mcn it is m GLOR-Yvs feflim't
National Leaguo Heads
, Also Will Consider Sea
son's Schedule Adoption
WAR TAX COLLECTION
TENDLER PROVES HE POSSESSES
A KNOCKOUT WALLOP WHEN HE1
ROCKS TOMMY TOUHEY TO SLEEJl
Lew Rehearses in the First, When He KnoclfJ
m . r..i. -J! T.' .J "Dii4-n T7i;' 1 T
roe UUU Ol xviny, mm x uto vii I'uusiung
Touches in the Fourth session
NTH YOUK. Feb 12.
, With the spltlmll tho chief subject
, before tho house, tho National League
will go through tho motions hero today
'of ratifying a echedulo That, however,
Is Just an Incident of tho annual sched
ule rnectlne of the mnlor hacue. for
there are other que? tlons Frothing In the I wc inMfl tho ,0(;al t'mo mlL whle
minis of theniaKnate. It lasted, however, the show vas enjoyed
of tne whv -i,
Charlei Klibf-ltn. nrralilent
HrooUlyn club, has sexeral thlni?H ho
wants to tell his brother magnates
about. He has something that will
mako chango. handlo tho war tax, mas
age tho 'pitchers and throw out offend
i.ig far 11,
Uy ItOBEItT W. MAXWELL
THE curtain dropped In tho fourth
act of tho thrilling drama at the
Olympla last night when one of the prin
cipals suddenly became drowsy, went
to Bleep In full view of the clubnjen and
could not bo aroused. This was not nt
aU clubby on tho part of the snoozer,
for It drove the members out Into tho
cold night air and chased them home
Tommy Touliey, tho strawberry blonuc
from 1'aterson, N. J was the, party of
tho second part who found It dlfllcult
to stay ui) late. He performed In n duet
with Loolo Tendler and absorbed all i
nf Loole's stuff before tho nightcap i
was Introduced Loolo had a swell bunch
of Jabs and Jibes nnd not one mlssul
Tommy from Paterson. Without tho
visitor the show would hae fallen flat
long before tho fourth net As It hap
pened, Touhey did the falling and also
fell flat. What moro could one expect?
IN VARIED SPORTS!
Stove League Discussion'
Brings Out Comparative
Prowess in All Lines
TRAVERS'S DEFEAT IN BRITISH
AMATEUR EVENT DUE LARGELY
Six leading matters to bo taken up
aro theso :
Klrst. Adontlon nf Iho r.lnvlni- sehed.
" W"H Y J ' " ' U I-? U W LM1 "0 or im games: start on AprlllS
TWO TITLES UNDECIDED
Hy PAUL PRIM
Champion Could Not Play Favorite Schenec
tady, Which Is Barred Abroad, and Missed
Putts Settled Match With Older Opponent
Second. Adoption of n. system of col
lecting tho war tax en admissions
Third Final disposal tit the fin.ine.lal
settlement with tho Federal League.
Fourth Discussion of tho ndvlsiblllty
of legislating agalnit tho Fpltbitll nnd
other deliveries of "unnatural" types.
Fifth Confirmation of mi re-election
of .lohn K. Tener im prtMent,
Sixth, Adoption of ,i ruin permitting
the playing f,f a dounle-he.uler nt iey
time, Instead of fonrlng teams to pl.iy
oft postponed games only on second
Hy CHARLES (CliicK) EVANS, Jr.
mTt .. . . 1. ....... ... . .. . . -J.fc (.w..,,.,,...
a nrnni. .r .,., n,i t,.i .,r ' I ""- merii:u!i in -inner oi mo ua , w -rKi liefore t bat lie had been n av ng trim nr tntnr
school athletes, tho majority uf whom, J- '" ",0 Iast Hritlsh amateur golf bis brilliant best nt Westward Ho. ti,0 confirmation of Toner's election
aro entitled to the honor of wearing I championship was Fraer Hale. wln Is taken for granted, hut thero will bo
their varsity letter, met the other ce- 'ne In with a lctory of C and 3 oer Micre Iravcrs Excelled two dissenting vote-, from Pittsburgh
nlng and, as a matter nf coure. their, W. II. Whlghnm. a plus 4 man of tho Wlier . mJ -Pi,ir, i,..and llrooklyn. Thero will bo a lot of
thoughts turned to scholastic athletics Hoynt St (ii-orgcs Club, a golfer almost
One joung fellow who had Just uitcrvd as well known In the rutted States ami
high school asked which Hchonls In this -Canada ns hi llngland. 1 understand
te'ty wero dNtinguislicd for certain
siKirti. This iuestlon started no Miiall
argument, with the result tint those
present decided to settle It by taking
each school In turn, beginning at South
Philadelphia, nnd determining at which
athletic actlxlty each was bes-t Now
by best was meant nt which tport a
school has been most Micrcssful,
that Fr.iker, now Lieutenant Hale,
"somewhero In Franco," played ery well
that day. Fred IlencshofT, too. nlayet
excellent golf and defeated Mr. St. John " n uk,
of Northumberland, 4 nnd S ' , L,,? J ? '",',,
f- Onlmet ,a5ed wdl, going around v.r- 'v'" ?!
tually In par figures, his opponent, J.
i' .Macurrgor, tho champion of Manila
I'lllni lilm ttn lmililn llnnstn. Im
in no iaBi iwii j ears .-.outnern lias i ns n man m(,r HMy nt)(1 nIl.,carca ,,.
.i i ' .. .,. JufP"scs '" '""'- accustomed to tho gi.-cns. I was h.uls-
.,t.ii. .xiiuiiiK inti T.iiiiiut:i i.uji in iuiu,
nut consmcring tho oues
angles, thero was but llttl
'l Cl.-ilt llfl 1 I II OH CrMllllAKn1., r.n I rt nu
iMiiimi'i'ii iir OMiiuiiii 3 ulCillCV ("IIUI l- i f
-il tvin-l Jl III." 1 1 III"' lUULIIUIlt llllf
Cup In SIC. 7 1 .. .i .i . i... J"'ISMUS- never have happened, and In
stbm fron al '' th the condition of tny own game ,,, ,. ,, f, ' nn oM
Itlo dotll, that ' "' ,'t U 'I rwal'tm, C" I V '? ' "" "" ' ' '- """- ""' l
i greatest sport. TV.":.,"1)." .. J.U1' iJ f, ""'l.,4' "" havo aff.cted tho result
ball and track teams wero near the bot
tom of tho leaguo the cage sipiad fought I
Its way to the top. Southern has won !
moro cage honors and developed moie
first-class players, than tho other schools
West Philadelphia Xcxt '
West Philadelphia was next in lino I
for consideration Tho speed boys always
have fought to the Mulsh In football,
bast ball, basketball and track, but usual-
for a long tlmo had Inslsttd that Mr.
V Inslee, of OneltU, N. Y.. the only
,,h-k., ueic..uM. ... mo low r nair. Trnvor8 was ab)o t() p,av np or jo,,
lo-,t i down In a close match with J. J.'4 ,,, npponPp,.,, thus often being able
Murrary, of Itoinford Mr lnveP had , rest hlm'elf during easy matches of
bten Maying In London on business for championship To mv way of thlnk
i year and bo and Mr. Murrary were ni. n0 Inor(, mllaelous golf Idea exists,
chums mid cliibmatcs. In the upper half f u0 hear a thing often enough, how
thcro was another story to tM', although PVer. (sometimes we come to bollevo It.
tho lower half had been considered tho ia t possible that Tr.-ucrs, Feeing the
harder for the Americans. condition of Mr Palmer's game, failed
Tho first defeat In tho upper half, 1 1 to take ndvantage of the earl: holes
think, was Tr.ivers, nnd tho next waslonlvto run up against the last thrco
Henry Toppln. who was defeated by thel perfectly played?
narrow- margin of 1 hole, his opponent
spoken I can onlv ofTer mv own wigges. taut or narring tne cpitn.ui, snino nan
tlons with the excuse that they aioind the like. Tho war-tax proportion
linrne nf y.nrs of pinrtlcal expi rlence. wlll bo left for final ill .posal at a Joint
Mr Travers has a remarkable game I committee. me-jtrg w'th rcnu-tntotlves
with peculiar limitations, the best fea-lfr " American i..-i-ue inc-o may
tures being long Iron shots nnd putting l'o somo dlscuaijon of tho evils of th
Schenectady ex- praci.co ni auuuirini; i,iiiyt-r muiim
nd he used tho ortlm- n y"em wnereuy -nariey vv eeg yuan
As-.&fuli t tB4,.t.i -b4 tttA r fllnnlo
putter It failed him In his match ooiaineu nuinrj mm, ,,, ,u..
with Palmer, missed putts running up but 11 ts not uueiy ti.ai inc. owners
hi-, score Fven on the l.iFt hole It was will provide any penalties for further
u missed mitt that settled the game, offenf-es.
with his tru-tv Schenectady that might
never have happened, and In time
thing that i
y havo afticted tho result. Crltlis
ly being defeated. In hwlmmlng. how-. l'""""':K" " ' """ nl "l'1-onent i
since Anthony, the former Penn '"-'I' '" ." "o'oernes, n puis i man "" " I'"
nn.- uiik oi mc iinesi oi mo iixioru piay- Tl.ls be'lef that a player can play up
ers of 1U10-19I:.' Knapn mei h's ." t n ,1mm m -.ill ,tiu nun ,. ,i,wtiinn
KbbctiB to Show Machine
His mnchlne, ho declares, will ho ex
hibited to the gaze of tho b.lfeb"ll pub
lic today. Whether the rest of the Na
tional Leaguo likes It or not Khbotts Is
going to Install n battery of the. con
'rantlnns nt rt,ui. i.-i..'i.i
Somo changes mav be mnrl In rules i Iooic ill Rarp Form
which will permit clubs to play otf post-. Loolo was In rare form nnd bis stuff 1
pined games nt any time. As It Is now went great. No one doubted his In-1
ho last series Is selected. The shortened . tentlons ufter tho first mlnuto of tho I
-rhedulo with Its compulsory double- first ttnnzn, for ho was out to mako a!
headers, of courfe, makes that n bad hit nnd lie made It. Ho Jabbed Tommy ,
, feature Tho rule probably will be 18,75; times, according to the ofllclal I
v" count kept by Phil Glassman, nnd Phil
Hie Questions lln Train v might havo missed a couple. Ho had
"II, (Ulsllona up IWlaj Touhev-a fae l.lnshlno- filrlonslv llk n
kid caught playing hooky from school,
and It wns Impossible to dlstlngu sh
whero his red hair started or ended. Ills
entire map was all ono color. ,
It had been reported In select circles
whero tho rail birds aro wont to congre.
gate that Loole had nothing but a right
Jab and that lets him out All of this
is true, but It must bo remembered that
John I). Itockefeller has nothing but
$100,000,000. and that lets HIM out.
Tendlcr proved beyond question of
doubt that ho possessed a big-league
wallop last night when ho accomplished
something I never havo seen before at
the Olympla He walloped Touhey on
the Jaw In the first round and there was
so much power behind tho blow that
Tommy was knocked out of tho ring,
Into the lap of Judge Imbcr. The Judge
and the other Smllers assisted the fallow
gladiator back Into the arena, where he
received more of the same. Loole dropped
h m again In tho first and when the bell
elnngcd tho Paterson person was a very
In the second and third Tendler gave
1110 ciassiesl exhibition of hoxhc ev
seen In tho local arena. Ho confined
nimseir to Iong-rnngo Jabbing nnd con
stantly kept his glovo In his opponent's
face. L00le's shots werA nnninta n.,,1
ho kept pecking nvvay nt Tommy's l"ft
eye. Tlmo and again tho padded mitt
crashed against tho rapidly swelling
optlo until Tommy Imagined that a
I thousand gloves wero being showered
I upon him,
I There was a patch of plaster on
I Touhcy'H nose nnd Tendler decided to
lot It alone. He did not wish to take
advantage of his foo by opening up an
old wound, nnd the remaikablc thing
I about It was that his aim was no good
that tho plaster was not disturbed. That
ono thing, more than anything else,
shows that Tendler knows how to place
his wallops- and heldom allows one to
, go astray. It also proves that Loolo is
tno uest lightweight in the business to.
Evening Ledger Dccisiont
of mug Uouts Last
rmm TunlirV f.VTlTi fnVll'rJtfe!
i-.i, Ti.-....' . "i""" .'"'- r-uniti wjc'
. rilOWItKM.K .link llrltdm ..,. .
m .... ; :. ,.r'.n ""11011 onifu-j
,..... -in,, in iwi-nf. f-i)inil j.Cs
' "i'ittWi'?! H ,?"'? "illarrt, ' '"
I'lTTSIIliiMin Tommy (.III-,.. ,
Ihe hftler of Hulimi fia, Tur?.n, U
romiil,, ji,nv l-a,.ke .IrAy'"
S;i:;v om.i:.Ns iri.i, Pnt
nml .folinnv llsndee. fiiuiilit tMi,7
roiimls lo 11 ilrun. iwentr f
"I ' ''".11111 Miller, llurk TilVKr tiiB
mil IMrllr lj)i.knrr 11 Hie t Ir, SW
Wolnrrt put llrownle Halt li ? ,IK M&
nlrul kt.orl.ont tnrr Tom MrMih.J il
Hie referee Mown! I Me hoiit hi A.."
r11111.1l to ne MrMnhoi 1. " "' '
IIOVTIIV IMilla VI, .,!,.. . . 1
Paul Hot Ir In tnrltr rm.mifB J"
.,.,., i,,ir mi inritr round, tt.2
xilt"'".1; f':"K,,t "n "'ebl-roiinil drS2
Mlr I'oiil-on. urw m
K,J,..'J!i,.r1Jl8j." '"' roiuiils. """WMifcl
Iirttfr of .oiuie Nrlann In (. J''
.lon.inj- VII0H ilefrnlrtl Jtlkr l,,
i- . HW
Kill l.,..rl. ,lr.. ...,: .'" JHl
nnil nttiik l.iinrinrr foutht .'. !$
Kid Slat Ik.
nf DEADHEADS MUST PAY
A SILVER OFFERING
National Commission Fixes
TarifT for Passholders and
Regular Baseball Fans
clnvA wrti an T aaU ha-. . i '
a hard right to tho chin and f0?C
with a crashing left to tho kJ.?!
w-as n solar plexus punch nnd ToimnJ
slowly sank to tho floor, n " .2?ol
nrlse. hut turned over on his slda lM
and out. ' ""
I'op O'llrlen dldnt go throurh t
formality of count nir lm m, .... :
ho knew that ho could have couotJ;
uiuu-nno over tno r.illon boy. .nB
Tendler to his corner, but Loole, !
latlon, f t..' l.Z 1! lne .""WIH
" , - ' -luioiit-rs, picked h
Touhey and carried him to hi, con!
Then he waited until hl Z. ?'"
all right, shook hands VlthhtaE
ie 1 -jnat little act of sportsmln&jl
added to Tcndler's popularity. B
Thompson Wins Acraln
Tho other feature act if the tveuM
camo In the second n.irt of it. .ZW
when Jack Thompson, nn ebony tEl
from .vt. Joe. Mo, collided with Jirtl
Tailor, another of ii, .."? "H
ive knocked Mr T,,.l- n..." ..r,n l
,-er of wheats , tho'thlni' 'round." It
iuu h....i ..K.i wnuo It lasted Thomiw!
nuxiieu wun v ctorv. w.nt .o..il '
. . r. , ,iii imnn 1
iiiiu Foon naa him Ptepplnir faatM'J
fVfr hAfnra In V.I- ir. . - a
?:".& " well-known iC
;;cBs n.IU.,?un,".",Br n"ack-
ih.,. ... .:."",. l" eptlon
It was Taylor's Ido i i..
around-rosy and In some 1r.1v L,
, ' ,ICT '" ii0 ml",0 t0 t ns a'shil
O....I nlu,, mompsons wows. He
tilts only once and Pnn n.j - -
wallop wh,ch mado him more "cart
In the future, in the third round Thou
ZTY, ,"'LW h Ta1.r. a eq
" --,"" nu .1 was an over.
O'Krcfe Is Victor
star, has taken chaige, the hchooli-oys
acioss tho liver h.ivn ilnrp.lfp,! fh l'.r
In this section and nnl.sbed among tl'10 '" Chadwlck, Lockwood dre
unuers in tne annual swimming chnm-1 "l":r "" " urni-uiiy
plonhlps Kor this reason inr nalm In I "10 overcrowding
swimming was awarded to Wist 1'hlla-1 Defeat Was a Surprise
!nl, .111. TIIr.1.
' ' ' The Travers defeat was the one topic ,
.... uui M.HU111, iiuuouKii not a mem- of the
ncr or tne i-ubiio High School League,
was a hard ono to decide. Penn Char-
ui uuiiiik ine inner years has rlgnedlng were not calculated lo contribute to
toWnZ;,llX th0 n.,or;,! or..the ",n5'tra -t"1 ' .p by bird matches
.i,......r.i .. . . ... l " i,B 1 prominent goner was represemeu n , l cannot believe that Mr Tnvero -ns
XhXmluch,aVM.,U,ChfB,n Sy'nF ,ha-t a?; C,,i,nrP 0t ournw,,lnl"K ! Particularly' niniu nHp tWS n"
which to Ml.5 H.0lB5i'1 wi'.f7, ! .,M.C!a.,"!";,.V:h ,,i::a.H. "r,..''e,": hole,. I,e to was kurtM by the fine
CINCINNATI. O., Feb. 12.
, In order to do away with the conges
, tlnn which would nrlso with the ban
dling of pennies, tbu National liaseball ,iay outsIdo of Uenny Leonard. Ho'looks
iommision lias ii.iiiuuiitcu i",ii " ijcttcr man Dundee, and would glvo
twenty-llve-cent bleacher seats will bo I patsy Cllne a hard battle If C'lln mi.1.1
!..- i !!.. ..! n..IIUn .kOto dill ....... .1 . . .. . - .
a bye and of our toy,,,n,n,.t that .Imply does ""?'"S ""' , '""'"' ." "'." I""' ,n" rlnB " ,no "8htwelht mlt
,rm" sAxti fcffi?. iVrL -i .r1 J? ! ... I
liritlsh amateur are dirrerent thngs, but '-" ,,, , ' ,, 1ft ' .1. V .. , a uulue- '"
1.,.. .... .- - .., tons hereafter will be $1.10. , tho fourth round Touhev enmn ...
,,.., -.- nn uk. ,ii,it',-i ,11 kuuv. ,, ,,, , r...t... 1
playtrs Increases. There nro only five,
This new ruling will become effectlvo
of the day. Kor a moment It left tho lnaich ,,,,; , 'nu eh,m,,onshfi nnd ' with tho opening of tho baseball season,
AmrrlcansabltUazed. and the remarks n man can h.io s rood n draw that 1 APr 1C- rhe regular war tax on
of tho .Now ork papers tho next inorn-, he has t a single stiff match until hoi bleacher seats would amount to three
reaches in the final a man worn out cents, ami iu:ewie tne mx on scvcniy-
1 five-cent teats would bo elghty-fivo
cents. It ls proposed to contribute this
extra levy to somo worthy cause such
ns the It Ml Cross.
All "deadheads," thoso who gain ad
mission through tho medium of compll
mentarles, will bo forced to pay ten
cents upon their entrance at the pass
gate. It Is believed Individual clubs will
be permitted to choose their own meth
ods of getting tho tax.
Kddle O'Keefn rniorinin.t .,. .t
,i.. .. . - -.i. oat nn
""in nropeny last night when hi'pi
Toughey Murrav In ! -.. Jz
'm'!,"'' "B:'d . h"?
..-.., ...uniii uKgressivciy, but
veteran s superior knowledge of than
K.ltu mm 1110 Unnnr hnn,1 r.. ,:.
Ike a good boy and should do well wii
V, KS. more experience. Younf J
Ilorrell won from Eddlo Kelley la I
Lfllnlioln.l . .
his corner ready to. do some more sPar- knocke out' byHuKhleTluSl
ring and keep his left cyo on Tondler's the second rh.,n,.;f. "U'.c.nlnm
4,,v. wt ,w ujviicr
"oSKrr l"t Penn CharuU'a, T I ""' '- '- , "Ing ,0 pUy" Mr "K lea an
, :.:?. .V-. ."" Cn-m-rhas shown , dou,,t ,. ,.,... Tra.er.s nr nnlmr. ' excellent nlajtr when In form.
tutlons winning the title t'"1 ,',n!'tI- ner their round of British courses and ' I heard, too, that Travers', brother
Penn Clar"er was therefJ S ' ,,ractle0 matchc w,lh I!r"IMl Wlfew ". very ill at the time and there was
'tho honor In tennis and 1 crlele? roulJ ,lilvo thought their thanes very" wont feeling of anxiety No doubt
. ...,., ,iu trithei. no 1 vcithrr .,f them li.iil li.nl imiii I thero wero many, contributory causes
and the chief mistake was to expect too
much of men trained on less-trying
Sporlr Served Short
Gibbons Defeats! Turner
I'lTT.SHI'nrjH, Pa, Keb, II. Tommy
filbbons, of St. Paul, won a ten-round
Central Hest in Track experleneo outside of certain courses
Vext rimn p.,.. , , , ncar New York and lloston, nnd a very
Itv wrrr 1 nfirr w. 1 . " 'j'! . T,' "' few """"what similar ones In the near
nllkhln t ,LVUch BP"rt Ccn Middle West. Experience counts in such
ho In, id -1ml S",1" s;lc'fl. for cases, nnd those of us who had had a
lives lvvnvl,?.h ''"Presenta- 'oro varied experience lasted longer
basket a 1 exe - , l ',. .l?" ': "!" Hitter opponents.
often. Cross-countrv teams iii.,iJ.,. Critic? have exhausted their Ingenuity ' bout hcie last nlKbt fiom Clay Turner,
given a g 1 account of themselves" trying to cxiilaln how Mr. Travers hap- th Apache Indian tighter. Uihbons held
while soccer so far has been a failure! 1"'nea unon defeat at tho hands of a tho upper hand throughout tho match.
11 nas been in Hack, however, that Ceil- '""" ' ,' '"" w," hmriiib .1 scoro no uooreu 1110 i miau twice, during the th ttnrM's reior.i ror tho lone.it numhrf
tr.il has rdgned "uber alios " I -ist year r"rlalnlS' nt '" tl,rin ss x'r Travers's I Ilrst nnd eighth toiinds. The bout wns nf Innlnu In n Gn.polnt eanie. Kleckhcfer
wa.. tho iHioren In tho history of the10," n Bcoro could ,"ot ,mo 1,ce" less full of action, both men coming from ''".'V ,in0tw7trTHnSlnM,ii Odcaee"
Fchool. In fact. It was tho, first tlmo than 00, and yet only tho week before he j tho ring bearing marks of tho ten rounds miklnc hl eeventh utralnht victory.
Centnl ever lost tho clnimnlonshlii of nai' mado tho course In 69, and a few of battle. '
the city, both indoors nnd outdoors. '
Central'E nearest rival, N'ortheast. was
next. Heru was another tough nut to
crack, for tho baseball, football, track,
basketball and soccer teams havo usually
finished among the leaders. After much
discussion it was agreed that Northeast
had been most sucoesful In soccer, al
though several held out for foutball.
.Since tho oln English sport was Ilrst In
troduced to Ihe local schools Northeast
hr.fl, until last year, predominated over
the other elevens with case.
Former Giant Outfielder
Invalided as Air Fighter
llllli- 0'IIarn. former tllnnt outDrMrr.
nml vt l.o a an nlrnmn with the t'nnnl
illaii rojai IDIinc lor.is tilth tins rank of
llrnlrnint prrformrd vullunt nrrtlrr nt
aprrn. tlir Sommr nnd Vlmv Klilqr. lum
IT'". .,Pal,'l.,, n1d now further l dolnr
hit hit liy drlitrrlmt war Ircturra.
BARROW PROMOTION ENDS
LEAGUE PLAYING MANAGERS
Tho suburban schools, (icrmantown,
Frankford, Germantown, Academy,
along wtlh Episcopal Academyy Friends'
Central, Brown Prep, Trades School,
School of Pedagogy haven't had any
success to speak of In any Bports for
Head Succeeds Jack
Barry as Leader of the
' Boston Red Sox
NEW YOUK, IV b, ID.
nnOVS appointment as man-
tho Unston Ited Sox leaves
tho major leagues without a plavlrnr
onmA itmn Thau An hif i.ftct n.i ,-, manaRtT today.
.et It go at that, Brown Prep had n f Jf,ck , )ia,ny- h?m narrow mcceeda
fairly good baseball and track team last at Ul? ""'' ,wa8. tho last ',,.alns man-
year, whllo Frankford came through in fr ln ,h, I'lg leagues, as in the com-'
soccer and cross-country, GermantotVn '".f. TTi! 111 Le'.,i"'?r ',.bU tPams
- UPnonla In "... ' ..vw.. ..win ta.u ..v.,,i.
rngRRK wore 233 men who batted better than .300 on the basnhall man
t'JLjn 1917, the Northwestern League showing up with the most hitters of
1 TulS. liinu iwu uuuu uu mv tuiiui.ui ucukuo wiiu 1. 111 oii.ui.esi,nuinoer
JialCa dozen. Among the 233 there was one player with a .GOO credit and
few with ,400 performances. Barron, of Portland, In the Eastern League,
ea ior .57? In twenty.-nve 'games. He once was the property of the
tOTB, White, of Waco, Texaa league, bit tor. fit in eleven contests;
pf, of ttpokane, Northwestern League, for .405 In seventy-seven;
Indt, of Tucoma, Northwestern League, for .400 in ten, and Scott, of
South Atlantic Leaguo, for .400 In ten.
;' .the greatest run-getter In the business last season was Johnny Tobln,
'Lake, who crossed the plate 149 times. lie alio made more hits than
1 eUe286. He returns to the Browns, with whom he played ln 1916.
IjpaU'-Muesel, of Los Angeles, a Phllly capture, excelled ln steals, with
I..JM pisyea one game wun vvasnington in ivi ana went on tno
..the. cubs m isie.
and Frankford ore coming schools In
regard to rports. .
Whlle many titles were awarded nt
this meeting. It will bo noticed that the
two "biggest" sports, football and base
ball, were left undecided. Northeast and
Centrnl wero tho favorites, but which
way the titles were to be split, for It
was Ihe opinion that they should bo
divided, was left unsettled until the next
meeting of the "Interseholastlo Hot
MAY GIVE OUR SAMMEES
TENNIS AT CANTONMENTS
NEW VOltK. Feb. 12. The United
States National Lawn Tennis Associa
tion met here today for the purpeso of
discussing the Installation of tennis
courts ln the Natolnat Army canton
ments. So many soldiers hive desired It
that the matter Is at last being -decided.
- . ,a . .. ' '
t iii j, .. . 4' ., - . . viw j
K. 4 ... ,f .i..U.UHu.L t'f. .
III taking tho reins of Boston, Barrow
returns to tho majors as a mapager after
a lapso of nearly fifteen years. Ho was
manager of Detroit club In 1903, but re
signed tho position In 11)01,
Baseball men hero nro agreed that
owner Harry Fraieo made a good move'
for tho lied Sox In snaring Barrow', who
Is generally regarded as one of tho most
capable all-round men In tho gamo to
day. His appointment as club manager
was rather unlocked for, although sev
eral months ago It was predicted that
he would become associated with tho
Until such time as a successor to Bar
row Is appointed by the International
League, C. T. Chapln, of Bochester, will
act In that' capacity. The International
League owners have postponed their
decision regarding tho advisability o(
opening their gates this year until March
25, when .fhey will hold another meet
ing. Though hope that the league will
continue ls expressed in some quarters,
the wiseacres nre .predicting that the
1 " JRissssssssssssR
'" m H issssTJssV
.m L -IssssM
Tim nnnmt inetlnc of the nawball I
AVrlttrb ARKoctatlon will bo heM tomorrow,
nt tti( Will dor f Hotel. Nw York. Election '
t 1 MKtMN8or to Hecretary Weart, in ex j
jK-iiitl 10 In. ma.de,
AiibI Klfkhfffr, of Chlcaco, world's
(h.itmi'on. tamo lthln ono Innlntr of tlnK I
Mlrfmfl II, IK nnney, holder of the half
rr.llp rhiinrilonihiD of th Amateur Athletic
t nl'in enlisted us a condclaita seaman at
ih ItoBton Navy Yard.
WHtLiin nrennnn, rhief of the umnlren In
tlio Am rlrftn AriHoclatlon during thn e
non of 1D17, liaH slsrncd a contract to of
flclito In tho name capacity In thu Southern
league durlnc the coming campalcn,
EDWARD G. BARROW
the sport since ho was a young man.
He entered his duties ub International
League president after a long and suc
cessful career as a minor league man
ager. Barro'w has been In the American
League before. Ha was with nrtroii i
190J and part of 1904, . He was not par-
Hmi1ilF !... ful -. t.i.2. .
Tli Mfmnl contract of Charles W Ward
tho InfleMer. wno received by President
Kbhets. of the llrooklyn ctubx. Ward b
came the property of the Dndjrera In the
recent deal between the Hrooktn tlub and
VA Npenrer. of Scranton. who rauxht cen-
natlonal hall for the Detroit Americans, Is
1 now on th Pacific coant, havlnc aualn ac
rpiited the place aa coach of the tfanta Clara
Pllrher Cooper. Plttabun:hs beat pitcher,
returned his contract to the local manage
mtni unaignea. lie usks ior jiuuu more.
Mrs. fhnnnlng Wellx of Southhrldcre,
Main turned In the low card a Pn In the
uuallfiltiir round of the woman's February
golf tournament nt llellealr. Ha.
contract to ride the II P. Whitney horsea on
tne New York track thla senson, rode three
winners at New Orleans.
Walter 1 Putter, of Elizabeth, N. J., cap
tain of tho Wenlejan football team last
ear, haa joined the aviation corps.
. Three more of John l. BullUan's pets
nave died. Two collie dogs In which he
took great pride end a cow are the latest
pn the lilt.
rhll Don 1 a, Chicago National pitcher,
was operated on for appendicitis' ln a Chi
a lo Conwtantlneau. who twirled last year
In the Northern Maine-Canada League, has
sinned a contract with the White Hox,
Fifty candidate for the varsity and fresh
man basebMl squads reported for work to
Coach Hugh Duffy.
One hundred and twenty cards were turned
In for the Qualifying- round of the South
Florida golf championship at Palm Beach.
Joseph P Elwell won the prize for low score
and A, W. Cameron, of Huntingdon Valley,
and 11 rerobc rton tied for jeeend, place,
( 1 i
PENN IN BATTLE
FOR FIRST PLACE
Quaker Five Meets Cornell
at Ithaca Tonight Mar
tin May Play
BASEBALL DRILL TODAY
AIDS GLOVE Fl
Makes Up the S1000 to
Be Spent on Soldiers'!
First place Is at stake tonight In the
Intercolleglato League when Pennsyl
vania and Cornell meet on tho chalked-
off basketball court at Ithaca. At pres
ent the Red nnd Uluo holds the ad
vantage of a half game, having won
three contests to two for Sharpe's team.
Coach Jourdet and eight players left
last night for tho llttlo Xcw York
town. It will be the first leaguo gamo
of tho season for I'cnn on a foreign
court. Tho Quakers havo a team enm.
posed nf last year's freshmen, and it ls
feared that Inexperience may lead them
to their downfall. For this reason many
nre nnxlous to see Lew Martin, tho
crippled captain, start tho game.
Martin got Into tho rtutgern contest
for tho last ten minutes nnd played
well desplto his Injurcrt shoulder, which
s Btlll too atirr to cnablo him1 to show
his real form. Tho eight players who
wero taken on tho trip nro Captain
Martin, Sweeney, Stannairil. Davis, Peck
Mitchell, Ilomanat and Walker. '
.Tho baseball candidates reported yes
terday afternoon, but tho meeting was
merely for tho formality of signing up.
Thero was no practice, but tho fresli
men will Bwlng Into action Iridoors today
and tho varsity will start work to
morrow. One hundred nsplrants put
fi.. r .amea -d0Ivn " t,le candidates
list. Sixty of theso nro freshmen and
the rest composed the varsity squad.
ofC,leiib"t ba" .p,ayera college 'did
not all como out yesterday and many
are not expected for some time. Mfter
the basketball season such stars of the
i d wh0 were freshmen Ia"t year.
KtJSff Sly,"" Dutch Pck and Joe
Mitchell will report to Coach Thomas.
Among the freshman r-n,iM... .'
aY,Ta!2f -1 .U??s'er hM delude
Stato Senator "William C. Eproi4
v-iieHinr, came to the rescue of tint
ing glove fund yesterday when hte
Pitted the J1000 drive by senJIW
ma cuecit ror US1.12. Up to lat M
Hobby Clunnis nml .Tlmmv nnt 1
collected ?8t8.88 nnd It was pluuellj
lauu up anotner collection to imwi
the balance. Senntni- Snrnnl irllMI
heard of this, asked to be allowM
I"""'" '"" " Nil
J am heartily In favor of the praW
said Mr. Sproul, "and am pleased MP
"v, isL-nerousiy tho boxing fMi."
responded to the fund. The SoUItf
sailor bOVS llPCrl hnrlni. lnv al
than anything else and I would 1
help them." 3,1
ucn uonuy Calhoun made ttj
npunccment from the ring at tht i
pia It va" rerrlv-pii uith ,.!.., B
Sproul Is tho largest Individual.!
niuuior nnu assisted greatly in I
mu uiuicment a success.
The fund was s.tnrtri hv nnhhr C
nh nnd COllectlmla nn maita il I
Cambria, tho Olympla and twice at!
nuuonai. Uloves will bo sent to (
-ueaue ana Dlx, Cane Mav and
FIGHT FANS SAY CLINE;
ENTITLED TO DECISK
NW ORLEANS, Feb. '12. S"
leans fans are Mill nnmnvinecd tf
of the merit of Referee Remy DorrVjl
clslon ln Cllllncr tha turontv.mfind H
between Johnny Dundee and PwCj
n uraw. i-'ans who saw the fight
th? decision In the belief that
snouiu havo been declared the via
v-uno was tho aggressor throw
oi me ngnt and gave Dundee f,
In the Ilrst ten rounria. In the,
Dundeo was near a knockout, j, H
SUITS $1 tl
ok ovircoath JmmJKU.i
UU1CCED FROM ISO, HI '
PETER M0RAN & CO. i
S. E. Cor. 9th and Arch I
Opo Uonaay nnd Saturday UatiH
ie- eventually- will vote to su-
$N Jofcm C0n SIfM Q tract
tv rj j j jyfwsv mmnvwmnm t ov-
VTT , ""WM ' Wr- y !?
tMT.HUbi Z?u r T-"r. of Pen.
HW."lh.i "mtf MllfAiiuriil whin