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STAR BACKFIELD MEN ARE PLENTIFUL THIS YEAR1
HOT COMPETITION IS PROMISED FOR MYTHICAL ELEVEN Oyer Two Dozen Candi dates in Running, With .Returns Incomplete. 5 Br JACK KT*. Bach year at the eloee of the football leuon Walter Camp. who has* forgotten more about. the sane thah the average "expert" sver kn<w. preeente the country with a Christmas gift In the shape of THE All. American team. plenty of other selections of stars, but as compared to that of Camp they amount to nothing. One most see written across his team the old "nooe-??nutne-wlthout-thl? ? Irnature" stuff Having formed this habit In years scone, when It was only necessary to see the Big Three In sctlon to read his conclusions. Mr. Camp has never seen fit to discontinue his operation* ' The consequence Is that he makes eome mistakes, and Is usually greeted with the granff rass from some neglected section. Km Walter Make* Mistakes. There waa mirth In the South last season at Mr. Camp's expense, al though he was generous enough to give that section repreeentatlon on his mythical eleven. Bill Fincher. the one-Wed tackle of Georgia Tech. was rewarded with a berth at end largely because of "his ability to snag forward passes-" The only troable was that Fincher never played end, and his lack of two good eyes made >4t doubtful If he would have caught many difficult heaves. Still and all he would have made a good end. and as a tackle he waa one of the best. Thq- task that Mr. Camp has un dertaken Is a colossal one, and the wonder la not that he msrtees occa sional mistakes, but that he makes eo very f?w. Consider what th? Father of Football" Is up against this yesr. In sifting the All-Amerlcan back fleld men out of the flock of bril liant performers running at large he haa a ticklish Job. At the present writing there are more than two dosen flashy backs who seem destined to ? make a strong bid for All-Amerlcan hon ors. From these four men are to be selected tor the all-star eleven. Good dnarterbaeka Galore. For the quarterback role there promises to be a wild scramble, with the applicants including such men as Lourle of Princeton. Buell of Harvard. O'Hearn of Yale, Wray of Penn. Killtnger of Penn State. Romney of Chicago. Bo McMillan of Centre. Workman of Ohio State, and Holloran of Pittsburgh. These are just a few of the outstanding flguree, and there must be many more who will Jump into promi nencs, especially in the West, from which section the returns are al ways slow coming In. For the other backfleld Jobs the assignment Is Just as complicated. How would you like to face the task of naming the best three from such men as Harlan and Barron of Georgia Tech. Robertson of Dart mouth. Aldrlch of Yale. Owen of Harvard. Garrlty of Princeton, Noyes and Barchet of Navy. Davies and Hewitt of Pittsburgh. Stuart of Ohio State. Timme of Chicago, Kenyon and Flavin of Georgetown. George Hill of West Virginia. Kaw of Cornell, French of the Army, and Anderson of Syracuse? They are all fast steppers. "Tornado" Stare Get Chance. In this connection it is probable that Messrs. Barron and Harlan. Georgia Tech s two a??wed canui datas for All-Amerlcan honors, will have their big chance to impress Mr. Camp In Saturday's game against Penn State. If they rip the Bexdek line and skirt the ends with their usual abandon, their stock will be Just about as high as sny football player's ever gets. If they fall, supporters of the Golden Tornado will probably have to wait for more All-American tim ber to develop. Despite the fact that he has been on the Injured list for some time. Don Lourle. the Princeton fleld gen eral and last year's All-Amerlcan quarterback, has lost none of his prestige. On the contrary, It is beginning to appear that his gen eralship# was about nine-tenths of the Princeton offense, as they have neither scored a point nor won a game since he has been out of the line-up. Colonels Again ConMent. Down in Danville. Ky? the "Pray ing Colonels" are not tooting their horn as mu?*i as last year, when they were preparing to meet Har vard. but they have lost nono of their confidence. Charley Moran's team Is going to Cambridge Satur day with hut one Idea?and that, to win. V. P. T. players declared while here last week that Centre had a remarkable array of talent, includ ing almost three entire teams. Mo ran has also strengthened his team where It showed weakness last year. The line hae received ronsMerable more attention and lied Roberts. UN fullback, has heen shifted to one of tho flanks aftw~ a trial at tackle. He is a great defensive man. That Centre will be able to boat Harvard Is not likely, but they will face a Crimson team weakened with Injuries and have a good chance to bettor their work of last season. They will take a tralnload of sup porters for the game and will at l*ast suffer no financial loss, as ie.0*4 tickets have already been sold for the game. PEAK G. V. Iff ATI, AST A. Georgetown'* defeat of Holy Croaa has opened the eyes of the football fanatlca In the stronghold of the Georgia Tech team. At lantans are beginning to take the Hllltoppers very eerlously. Here's what Cliff Wheatley has to say of the Blue and Gray bunch In the Atlanta Constitution: "If you are particularly In need of food for thought, take up the result of the Georgetown-Holy Cross game and enjoy a whole banquet Georgetown defeated Holy Cross. II to T. Saturday and ap parently had no great trouble In turning the triek. Earlier in the season Holy Cross was defeated 1 to ? by the Harvard Crlmaon and galaea much ground In the stadium. In their own backyard Saturday, Holy "Croes waa able to make bnl two test downs against ths Hlll toppejn. scoring their one touch down on a fluke. "This game shows the true power of the fighting Irlehmen. and If you are o#e of those that wagered the Georgetown game would be Tech's ?virdest struggle, it seems to ae i Stars of "Tornado" and Penn State Who Clash Saturday THREE G.U. STARS HAVE INJURIES Flavin, Goggin, and O'Con nell to Be Ready for G. U. Game. Injuries to Flavin. Goggin and O'Connell. the only Hilltoppers to receive more than a scratch in Georgetown's severe mauling of Holy Cross at Worcester Saturday. J are fast mending, and the giant I Blue and Grav eleven that routed j the team that outclassed Harvard | will present its strongest line-up against George Washington Satur day at American League Park Up in New England Harvard is the standard to judge everytntng from the latest In tweeds to the 1 highest In football's hall of fame, and football followers are still ! gasping for breath after George- ' town's annihilation of the team thai played circles around the Crimson t only a few weeks ago. Holy Cross was well on its way to the top of the championship ladder until Kx endine's aggregation buried th*m in last Saturday's melee. Not only did Holy Cross fail to make any gains of over 3 yards, except one S-yard run by "Chick** Gagnon. but at no time was the Purple within drop-kicking dis tance of Georgetown's goalposts. It was a complete rout of one of the greatest of the Northern teams, and only twice did the local team resort to trick plays. Straight football, mixing off-tackle plays with center rushes, gained yard after yard, and Exendine's bag of tricks ts still full for the contest with George Washington Saturday. Fordham th? following week here, and the sea son's big objective. Georgia Tech. at Atlanta, three weeks from last Saturday. Harvard Men Coached On Princeton Plays CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Oct. 25.? Practice on the Harvard footbalUJeld continued light today. Coach Fisher cannot afford to have any more of his strong players injured, but doe* plan for a long scrimmage tomor row. Bfllie Robinson, quarterback on the 1915 team, who has seen most of the games Princeton has played. Joined the coaching staff today to help Jimrale Knox equip the second team with Princeton plays. When this 1s done the scrubs will try them out on the varsity. One'or two plays were lightly gone through with to day In a dummy scrimmage. A number of players still con tinue In civilian togs. Tubby Grew, the guard, reported after a week's lay-off due to a cold, and watched the work from the side-lines. Tier ney. Clark, Chapln, Owen and Pfaff man were the others who were not allowed to dress for play. Fully 45.000 people will watch Sat urday's game with Center. All but 2.000 of these seats are sold, and the remainder are being printed to take care of extra stands which are now being constructed. This will mean a nest-egg close to $80,000 for the Harvard treasury. Cornell Prepare* for Battle With Dartmouth ITHACA. N. T.. Oct. 25.?Cornell plunged Into the flwt hard work-out of the week today, a long scrimmage in which forward passing and punt ing featured. The Ithacans are turn ing from the simple running game to the overhead attack, reports from the well-guarded stonghold of the team declared, and a great deal of attention is being given to devising formations to protect Kaw and the other punters. There is good reason for this in the history of previous experiences with Dartmouth. The three touch-* downs scored by the Green in the last two gamees with Cornell were all made possible by blocked kicks, and tbls year Dobie !s on the alert. The whole team got Into today's woqk. though Buckley replaced Cas sidy after awhile, the latter being ?till a bit sore from bruises. that you've a mighty good chance to cash in." Have you noticed the brand of football being turned out at Will lam and Mary this year? The rea son is simple. BUI Fincher. the treat Georgia Tech tackle of 1120, la coaching that crew. Also Capt. rim Jordan. Waahington's profes sional football promoter, has a koaky brother1 doing flne work in the W. and M. backfleld. Eastern High Victor Over Business by 6-0 Score By GORDON SHAlfD. A touchdown scored by Fullback I Weltzell in the early minutes of I the second period, minus the addi tional point from a successful try at goal, gave Eastern High a 6-to-0 victory over Business on the Stadium gridiron yesterday. Though badly outrushed in mid fleld, the Stenographers held Guyon's charges at critical Junc tures on all but' this one occasion. Once in the first period the East erners were stopped Just inside their rivals' 5-yard line and again j In the final period, Ouyon's men! were repulsed, once on the 19-yartt1 mark and later some 13 yards fromj the Stenographers' goal. Weltzell did the major Dart of the ground gaining for Eastern in the first half, and it was due largely to his effective work that the Capi tol Hill boys made their only score. Allen was the main cog in East ern's attack in the second half. None of the Business backs were able to ealn consistently through the opposing line, though Sprague pulled off several neat end runs. Stick to straight Football. It waa a game practically devoid of anything but straight line plug ging. Eastern failed to make use of the forward pass until near the close of the game, while Stenog raphers' overhead attack was er ratic. A heave from Clark to Bangs, which netted SO yards late In the third period, was the only pass productive of much distance. Barrett kicked off to Weitzell to open the game, bet the fullback fumbled and Allen recovered the ball and raced to his 34-yard linej before being downed. Right away Eastern started a drive,. which the Stenographers seemed unable to cope with. I Two rushes by Prender netted 13 yards and Weitzell made Eastern's second first down on four dives off tackle. Tnree line plunges by Prender gained It) yards, and Al len waltzed through for gains of 7 and 12 yards to place the ball on Business' 12-yard 1 in* Prender tiade 2 and Myers f. the latter on a -weeping end ran. Then Buslnesa held. Two stabs off tackle failed to gain and Business took the ball on downs. Weltaell Makes Touchdown. From behind his own goal line, Clark punted to Allen on Business' 30-yard line, and another Eastern of fensive got under way. Allen and Weitzell made a first down on the 19 yard mark. Three plunges by Allen. Myers and Weitzell took the ball to within 3% yards of Business' goal as the period ended. On the third attempt. Weltzell finally slid off tackle for the touch down. but Allen's try at goal failed. The rest of the period was devoted to a Business attack which missed fire when Barrett failed on two field goals, the first from a range of 42 yards, and the second from the 38 yard mark. The first try was wide and short and the aecorfd was blocked by Left End Lenhert. Neither team showed much In the second half. Business reached Its op ponents' 35-yard mark In the middle of the third period after Sprague's 10-yard dash around the -end. but the Stenogr^pners' attack fizzled whan a forward peas was Intercepted on Eastern's V-yard mark. Just before the whistle, anotler forward, Clark to Bangs, carrledr the ball to East ern's 30-yard mark. The Stenographers' hopes were short lived, however, when Sprague fumbled j on the third play, and Cardwell re- j covered for Eastern on his own 35-1 yard line. Eastern Drive Stopped. Eastern started another drive from Business' 38-yard line, following1 a short punt by Barrett, but a forward pass failed on fourth down with the i ball on the 19-line mark. Again, fol lowing a fumble by Day, which Motyka recovered on tbe 22-yard line, the! Easterners advanced the ball to within 1 13 yards of the goal, but Kelly's men i held and captured the ball on downs. ; Eastern. Positions. Business. Lenhert L. E..? Cooperroan , Motyka L. T.v..- Nerlaserl Newman L. G , DuFrlef i O'Dea Center McGharrity j Capper R.O..' Greenwood j Coleman R. T...,. Cummings J Cardwell R. E Prender Q. B Barrett! Myers L. H.... Clark Allen R. H .... Bangs Weitaell .F. B Sprague The line-up and summary: Se< re by periods: f Eastern 0 6 0 0?G Business 0 .0 o 0?o Touchdown?Weltsell. Substitutions. East ern?Moran for Myers; Ady for Weltsell. Business?Caulker for Nerlaser; Day for Bangs. Officials: Referee?Greer (C .U.) Umpire?Patton (Colorado). Head linesman ?Robblns (Mercerburg). Time of periods? 10 minutes. Yale Varsity Easily Defeats Freshmen NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct 25.? The Yale varsity made easy work of the strong freshman team this aft ernoon. 4 to 0. Playing a smart game from the start, the Tale team continued to show superb form, and the ease with which they disposed of the 1925 team even surprised the coaches. The youngsters got a good start and at the outset bothered trie big fellows a bit, carrying the ball to the 20-yard line from the kick off. At that point Capt. Pond fum bled and they never got near the varsity goa^ line again. Neidlinger scored three of the var sity touchdowns, and Jordan one, Several of the first-string varsity men were not in the Une-ug. Mike ?ddy. the promising end, turned his knee while going after a forward pass and may be out of tt>e game for the rest of tht. season. Eddy never played football Until this year, but he took to the game like a duck & water. So fast has he come along that he was slated for a place In the big games to come. Several gradu ate players were on the field today. Insect Bite Puts Babe's Hand on Blink NEW YORK, Oct. 25 ? Babe Ruth t? enjoying another mild Infection necessitating a slight operation on hla right hand. Ruth was bitten by some tnaect during or since hla barnatornilng tour and the alte of the "bite" became poisoned. During the world series Ruth's left elbow became Infected and hla sur geon had to operate to cure the trouble. The doctor cut Babe's hand today and the trouble la espaatad to Its cured in a tew day a. ID</ Ceoryld TecA* JOE SILVERSTEIN IS RICHMOND STAR Famous Washington and Lee Player to Faee Hegarty's *Men Sunday/ Football fans of the South well remember the famous Joe Silver stein, demon drop-kicker and full back of the crack Washington and Lee grid aggregation laat season. 1 He will be seen in Washington again this Sunday with the Rich i mond Athletic Club el#ven, which is j down for a scrap with the Wash ington pros. All-soutH Atlantic football men are members of the southern cracks and a team entirely composed of ! former college stars of Southern | institutions is billed to show here. Turner Bethel, once grid captain of Washington and Lee. is also com 1 ing and will probably hold down | one of the tackle positions, accord ing to advance dope. i Last year the team from Vir EDDIE COLLINS TO BE NEXT MANAGER OF YAP, REPORT Rumor Says Great Chi cago Infielder Will Sup* plant HuKpns. By W. ft. FARMS WORTH. NEW YORK. Oet. 26.?Reports that Eddie Collins if going to man age the Yankees next season will not down, despite the fact that owners of the club. Cols. Ruppert and Huston, deny they have ever given thought to making the American League's greatest In fielder pilot of the pennant win ner a " The writer was talking to a close friend of Collins today, and this man bet us a hat that when the 1922 season opens next April Eddie win be wearing managerial togs at the Polo Grounds. Although Collins Is still a grest ball player, there is no doubt that he Is letting well along In year*. and that his ambition is to man see a msjor league ctab. Surely there couldn't Oe .a better spot than right here in New York. However, it is unfslr to Miller Hugglns even to predict that any one other than himself should be next year's Iea.ler. He piloted the Yankees to a pennant this season, and to remove a manager who has accomplished such a deed the very following spring' would be an un heard-of precedent. From St. Louis rumors have come that Hugglns is planning to pur chase stock- In the St. Louis Na tional League club, which. If he doef. will be with the proviso that be manage the team. Whether or not this be true, there is no doubt that Ruppert and Huston will wait to And out Hugging' J stand before they seriously con-| slder his successor. Col. Ruppert has always been an ardent admirer of Huggins. and stuck to him when nearly every i other person In New York was. against him last summer when the Yankees were going badly. Col. | I Huston Is said to have disagreed with Hugglns on several occasions. I but never openly. Both owners, however, should jump at an oppor tunity to get Collins If Hugglns does decide to cast his fortunes elsewhere. I With Collins playing second base the Yankees would have the grest I est infield in either of the major leagues. ginia's capital battled at American League Park with the star Knicker bocker team for the* Southern pro fessional championship, losing the verdict in. the closing minutes of play by a touchdown scored on a forward pass. This time they will make every effort to wipe out the memory, of a defeat by taking the measure of Coach Hegarty's troupe. To Every Man Who Can See a Red Barn Twenty Feet Away ?is* ' A Sale of The Heckt Qo. and Society Brand SUITS Made to SeB far $35, $41, MS, $51 ABOUT ten days ago we' shook up the town with a sale of overcoats that made folks wonder where we got such values. Now we're coming back with a sale of men's suits that will create the same kind of a sensation. ? Society Brand and The Hecht Co. suits?with the substance of fine woolens and sound workmanship plus styles in vogue for fall and winter. Upwards of 801 sack sails, in chiding finished and unfinished wanteds. Herringbones, tweeds aad Among the finest fabrics in the land, with a choice of solid colors, stripes, checks and novelty yiixtures. M sizes from 38 to 46. with a plenty of "shorts" and "stouts" and some longs for the hard-to-fit man. Alteraboma, if needed, wil] be charged for at cost The Hecht Co. Seventh at F MOTOR VEHICLES CAUSE BULK OF YESTERDAY'STOLL Boy on Bicycle Struck by ? Truck; May Lose Foot. October Mishaps As Numerous as For Ninety Days Trtfffe fatalities reported tar ing the Irst twtBtr-two day* of October equaled the total of death* eaaaed hy traffic aeefdeata durlax the flrat three month* of Che preaeat flacal year, accord laa to a report aahmltted yester day to Coatmlaaloaer Oyater hy Capt. A. J. Headley, chief of the traffic hareaa. The report showed that aevea peraoaa have heea killed dartag the preoeat month, foar were killed la the aaae moath laat year, aad elevea died from traffic accldeata la Oc tober. 191?. Top persons were injured in ac cidents yesterday. The most se riously Injured was 13-year-old Howard Humphries. 1126 Florida avenue northwest, who was thrown from his bicycle underneath a coal truck yesterday morning near North Capitol street and Ecktng ton place. The boy's left foot was mashed. Amputation may be neces sary Four people were injured when a truck of the Hyde and Baxter Contracting: Company, coming down the Mil near Clark's Station along the Columbia pike, was struck by the gutomobile occupied by Dr. A. P. Penn. colored, of Alexandria. Va.. at Military road. Penn's ma chine was struck by the machine of R. H. Ross, .of Arlington County, which had been following it. The truck In trying to avoid the acci dent swerved to the right and ran down a fifteen-foot embankment. 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