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WIMSATT WINS BY A VERY NARROW
MARGIN IN STAR'S CHESS TOURNEY
Finish Is One of Closest in the
History of Such Matches,
All Doing Well.
ONLY ONE GAME BETWEEN
FIRST AND LAST PLAYERS
Performance of the Victor Is Re
markable, Showing Pro
found Strategy.
Th** Sur.fJa> Star s great ? orrespondence
is finished. After the moat
r\- itiiiic struggle over witnessed in cor
respondence play. William Church Wiwi
!*:? 11 lias undisputed title to The Stars
cup b\ the narrov margin of half a
point. Only one point separates first
from last place in the standing of the
five playt* tn the final round. Three
pliers are tied for second honors. Only
V half a point was the outcome saved ;
from being a tie between all five con- |
testa nts Xevertheless. none of his op
ponents w ill begrudge Mr. Wimsatt his
\ i< tory. a* his only lost camr was the
result of misplacing a piece, not an error
of judgment. after he had established a
winning position. Against his nearest
competitors Mr. Witnsatt made a score
of _??- to J. and in the preliminary round
be made a clean score of three wins,
although pitted against such well known
correspondence experts as C. II Stephen
son and A. II. I.catherman.
Kx?*eedirgly brilliant combination play
h.?s marked .Mr. Wimsatt's work through
out the entire contest, .\gainst Stephen
son. I.eathcrman and Pratt his strategy
Ma** profound and overwhelming; but. in
perfect accord with the nerve-racking
stat*- of the score, it remained for his
final and decisive samo against Mr.
Knapp to furnish the most beautiful com
bination of the whole tournament. This
play involved the sacrifice of a pawn
only, hut so deeply concealed was the
real purpose of the sacrificing mere that
Mr. Knapp freely acknowledged that, at
the time, he thought he had won the
pawn by his own efforts.
Final standing in The Star's correspon
dence tourney for District chess players:
3? * ~ ^ ?
? e - - o
Wlmvatt 1 t o 2>4
? ?> 1 <> I s
Pratt o 41 j j ?
K"-rt* t;. to *2 2
Tu-?i:iMky
\s will be seen from this box score, not
o: Ty has Mr. Wimsatt won by the least
possible margin, but the tournament it
sclf could only have been more closely
contested by ending in a tie between all 1
the players in the final round.
Star Correspondence Tourney.
vi EfcVJ* ?;ambit p? limed.
W ni-^ir. Knapp. > Wimsatt. Knapp.
Willi**. ltlack. ' White. Black,
t I- I* U oKUi P-KH3
j I- Qiu l* K3 ! 12 B KB4<a?Kt?B
r. kt vjR3 k t k nr. . ia Kt ^Rt b -4j3
? It Kt". It K2 14 BiB UxB
5 P K3 P QR3 15 Kt K5 B?Kt
?; Kt KBo ?? o IK Kt QB5 Kt?B?-V2
7 gi: B mKi - VJ2 UP- KB4! >?? Kt?Q2?x
v M l *p KtlBS)
??B-QC K K | IS RxKt Kt-KKt5
lo o-u P QB5
Position after Black's 1?th more.
BLACK?Knapp.
&?;a mi
a l i'?
mm
WHITE-Wimsatt.
1SI Px4::<.*? KtzKl |24 B?Kt K - R2
2? BI'xKt 1UP 2T? K-B? K-KKt
21 K OB2TWill- K2i*>? W V KKt3 P-KK4
22 1' K.*? Q QB2?f. 27P-KR4 B-Kto
23 R?4JB2> - l??K3 2*<?-KKt5
KB2 1* KK'3
Position after Black's 28tb move.
BLACK?Knapp.
. 'i m
At MiM*
i H'i
?
t L_ .
? ?
. .3* M
M M M s '?"]
"41V unm
WHITE Wimsatt.
j!? i* K?;!<s- Kti* :;i i' - it*; k K'i?
J*?jakr< k k ? _? 35 P
r.- r.xKKti* k kk 3?; BxPchx K?Q2<k?
r/J ?.? Kt*. K i: H7 BaU' li ICesi'^I^tb
r i::.: yj'i?
N?nr>.
? :i. I ! <? (??>: I l.tii ;?l?'liti.-*i Willi liia; > ti
fl Maoimll Wlii ak?-r %.iuf in ;ln- Ja^t uatbinal
?' n.im?-iii. Wliitakfr pl?y?-.J I'J . Kt KI
:? ?) Marshall witu 1." Kti^'". ?inninx
? ? ?? pawn. a?? Itla- k u><i pla* 1."*. .. i'xKt
..i^ :? ? ...mt of ! I It K7!
?!.. thN of thi? sanM* Wh:t*> ua?I l??t
rn?in?ky an<l f?*lt that U?* hav?- t.> win
all . ?> : ? ni'iiulii^ ?^mtesty to liav?* a .show for tbe
??up. Thi* mo*.- was uiailt* :ift?*r :m ?-shau?tivi* |
anHlv?i?. and ia tin* Ix-zinniii^ of tb** Miu^ularlv |
l-aurlfiii ? oiuhination wbi?-h foll?iw.*.
. It is oh*Wui4 ihat Hla?-k must play an l.e I
?!?- >. hut by tin- Harrlfli* ??f tli?* |?\wi Wbltf
u:ui?? t*vo movm whleb alter the whole asptvt of
tl.- iritnic, ami shffi* hi* attack t?? the K s!?h*
Bla?-k ia iosiiut f*.? inovra x**ttiug his *1
and It out of the way *?f pawn.*. A most yi
?>tnn*tive Ipst^n in th?- art of gaining-an?i losing
Hm?*
??l? 1; \h now plain tliat the pawn has not pcr
Ixlinl in vain.
o-i Thin is Black's heal more. If 21 .... R R1.
-J V K."? mikI White has aercral wiiuilnic ??ontin
ua'l Ions, lie inlKbt cr?-u venture 22P--K5. O?K2.
trt rkqbi* nr.. 24 qxOp: q*p?1i. -m K?B2
*f It.Vh tlf 2H . .. . B K.l. 27 BxB PxU. JJs
QvlVh K R. 2??1 Kt?., 27K-K2 B-Kt5ch.
2> K ?4J2.
? ft Then* is no ??ther plats* to put The ij. ami it
is practically out of the Katne bere.
? The iH-slnulns of the cud. It i* obvious that
Bla? k '-annot play PiP. RxP. R Kt2 or II? It.
I'.t "fhx-torliic tnothach?? on jii?ii;m<-nt ?lay."
White ? iniM have played XI RxB RxR, o I llxiVh
t^vlt. .t."? Rx<j KxK. with a winning position, hut
??fie whleh ? ild hay?* rc*|u!n>d very .-an-ful play
and s* lom : nd t?*di?ai?? end sa?n?-. with ehan-es
for Black t?? even matters shnuhl White make the
atifhtcftt slip For >n?taiM*e. 3H |?- R.*? lt?-B3.
37 1* -K14 R Kt. .tv V U? -R B5! ami Black
tni-^ht eviii win. .'Ki I' I to! slinplii*^ White's
task, ami Bla-k had nothing l?etter than ....
K K. in whi?*h event the play would have tn-en
31 RxP. KxK. 35 BxP. h QzB. RxQ Kxlt. ami
the advantaa** which White has with the pawn on
R."> Instead of R4 is overwhelming. 33 <?:
as playtsl by Black is worse thau useless, as
White speedily shows.
lit Tm> late, aa shown by Whlte'a next move.
?Ji Bla? k < annoi take the B on account of
UK R?Bflch RxR. 37 RxItch KxR. 3R P IiHitjwrh.
ct.-. But even this would lmve been Iw-tier than
Ms ne*t n?o?-e. which Is sieminglr without pur
J"nT. If :u; " .37 ^ KtAch. etc.
ill If 37 ... Rxil. VI KtTeh. etc.
Problem.
ay ^netncal after the key move,
WILLIAM 4 HI VU H WIMS\TT.
Winner of Slur's CorrMpond^nrr ChfM Touwy.
specially composed for The Sunday Sta
Imvid a MITCHE1J.
bi.ack.
m in!1ill
M s S
pa
WHITE.
White to plar an?l mate in two moves
J. Q K4.
Inquisitive Fans.
Sportfnsr Editor Star:
Will you Kindly publish in vour pink
sheet next Sunday whether or not the
New York Giants won the world's series
in either 11WM. i?wr. or It**;, and if so
who were their opponents. J. '
New York Giants won pennant and de
feated Athletics in world's series in l!Hi.-?.
Sporting Editor Star:
Did Moran ever 11 Kin Johnson in the
United States? A STAR KEADKJJ
-N'O.
Sporting Editor of Star:
Please answer the following question
in Sunday's Star:
I'nder section seven of Iloyle. is it
necessary to announce that you have
broken your openers at the time of
breaking or is. it sufficient to announce
that you have broken your openers w hen
the hand is called?
Facts in the above proposition:
Three men are playing all jackpots;
nothing i, said about breaking openers
at the beginning. A deals. B pass-s. C
ooen, on a pair of ace,. A raises ,hev
all stay, < breaks his openers, laid one
flush ,,h 7 '? ?"e Side an" drew ?? ?
flush (they were playing straights and
flushes,. After the draw and bet C was
flush r 'V ^ereupo" ?' says. 1 have a
ra?Ta there?isP ,^yaceP?,,'t^ewlTwav?V
the po^amM1- " to th? ??"of
accoXigu! Hoy.eSso^he" "! "
vou* have to'a^nji * ^ "?at
^^nTLr&nX H^le?f an"
"?yntv2m thvT P,av <h. following
STaywL'itsrifl
rstras
?mTSSSS, SS
announce that tl?. discarded cardis 'one
^^erve^*^rMi,Ia> ersh<becom^Utsubject "to
?he penalty prescribed in rule s.
. ^ s' }):*"?" a player breaks the Dot
without Holding the re,,uisite cartls ,?o
n?:?i i'* fin?<i 'wice the amount of his
J ! ante, which goes to the nexi uot
and he is debarred from plaviir-ii^n
^'rreS ? ?JaCkP'" ,n whl<* ^en o^ol'-'
Sporting BditO! .Star:
Kind j print in Sunday's paper the r.,
lowing. I,, a .'our 14. handed game ..f bid
P.t. h A is five and bids two and bumps
I> IS six and makes game, r is the ami
?*-, ' Ja,k " h? K?es out first B
?r " READER
l-ow. jack goes uui before game Tbev
game" ,h''" : "'*h' Ja,k ?"'j
Sporting Editor Star
w^.bxV B ,ha' " Washington pitcher
Ditcher "an"'- Th- Washington
,'? 1 against Washington, a^fd*Wash
It is a draw.
STANDARD DISTANCES.
Move to Have All Tracks Measured
in Same Manner.
NEW YORK. April :H.-One of the most
he"'m"! qu"tio"s will come ?? at
the meeting of the international athletic
federation next June win be In regard to
a standardization of track measurement
The matter was talked over recent I v. an.l
tnai time it wa? not known that the
federation had the matter under consid
eration. James K. Sullivan stated that
I a" *??" "ould '?ade to get all the
"'tries i" tiie federation to agree on
assistance to place the tape from the
anti this is partlcularlv necessarv
now-That an international jurv i? lo i.*
appointed io pass on world's records.
Krving Kantiehner, Pirate pltt lier w h#*
j parted his big league life bv whUe
v??!l!n* th" >"?"dinals. comes from the
I Northwester" league. ,s . southp^w. a
giant and was known on the coast as
leHiiuts. If. r.'f'etiously said, al?
I southpaw t an nut-, the foregoing nick
name ih^Wb enterprise in being specific.
ENGLISH RUNNERS
WIN RELAY RACE
iContinued from First rage.)
Tabor had lost, and lie and McCurdy ran
around the track together all through the
first, second and third Quarters and into
the last quarter up to within an eighth
of a mile of the finish, where both cut
loose. Rain was coming down heavily
at the time, but twenty thousand specta->
tors did not appear to mind it and cheered
frantically as the two champions came
into the last one hundred yards for their
exc)ting_ finish. The time of this mile
was 4.35. slowest of the four, due to the
fait that each man was saving himself
for the final terrific drive home.
I he one-mile collexe relay champion
ship of America was won by Harvard,
with Pennsylvania second and Cornell
third. ^ the only starters. The time of
'.'*.'11 was very Rood, considering the
heaviness of the track. Pennsylvania's
chances went aglimmering in the second
quarter, when Cross fell. Harvard took
the lead in the third quarter, and her'
advantage was so sreat when the last
quarter was started that I.ipplncott of
Pennsylvania could not make up the dis
tance. thou&rh he ran the quarter in fifty
seconds, and finished ten yands behind
, Cant. Harron of Har\ard.
Illinois Is Winner.
The two-mile college relay champion
ship was captured by Illinois in the good
time of S minutes 4 seconds. Chicago
I "niversity runners led in the first mile
and a half, when Michigan and Illinois
runners came to the front, and in the
hard finish Capt. Sanders of Illinois had
i more speed left in him than Haff of
Michigan, and crossed the tape first.
Dartmouth was fourth.
When the meagerness of her entry list
is considered, the Cniversitv of Southern
California made a remarkable showing.
Drew, her champion sprinter, won the
100-3'ard dash and also the broad Jump,
while Kelly romped away in first place
in the 120-yard hurdles. Drew won his
trial heat in 10 seconds fiat and the final
in 10 1-5 seconds.
Referee Sullivan, speaking of Drew, said
that after seeine him run his heat in
10 seconds flat on a water-soaked track
he was ready tif believe that his per
formance of 1*3-5 seconds in California
was accurate.
The Summaries.
*
On* miie relay for high schools- Won by Stuy
vesant. .New York; second. Knglowood. N. J.;
third. West Philadelphia; fourth, Worcester,
Maw.. classical. Time. 3.41 1-3.
Javelin throw Won by Dorizas. Pennsylvania; 1
second, Ross, Yale: third, Lamb. Pennsylvania
.Stat-. Distance. 160 tfff 8>; inches.
Shot-put Wan by Beatty, Columbia. 4(1 feet
inches: second. Whitney. iJartmouth. 44 feet
9*4 inches; third. Kohler. Michigan, 43 feet
inches.
One-mil.* relay, preparatory schools?Won by
Haverford School: fecond. Brooklyn Preparatory
tbinl. Dolaucey. Philadelphia. Time. 3.45 4-5.*
One-mile rejay. preparatory schools-Won by
Bethlehem. Pa.. Prep: second, Tom<? School. Port
I>epo8i;. Md.: third. George School. Philadelphia
Hiue. 3.41 <1-5.
Pule vault Won by Carter, Yale. 12 feet*
MiJt^i. Cornell; Buck. Dartmouth, and McMas
ter. Pittsburgh, lied for second at 11 feet t>
<ncbe?. On tl?e toss Mil ion won second p'nee
and Buck third.
One-mile relay, college- Won by College Citv
of New \ork: second. Drexel Institute, Phila*
delplua; Third. New York College of Dental
Surgery. Time. 3.47.
High jtjui|j?Won by Morrison, Cornell. 5 feet
}? inches. Douglass. Nale; Johnstone. Harvard:
<'hiup Harvard: Ward. Southern California:
IlHllett. Haverford: Pawlson. Lafayette, tied for
se-ond place at feet 7 inches. On toss Doug
la-ts Won second place; others will lie given
third-place medals.
Discus throw Won by Butt. Illinois. 128 feet
in.-he.-: second. Bartletr. Brown. 124 feet 4
ln-hes: third. Doriza*, Pennsylvania. 124 feet
3~t Inches.
One-mile college f lay Won by Delaware Col
I lege; second. Oallaudct: third. Maryland Agri
cultural. Time. 3.413-5.
One-mile college relay Won by Syracuse; sec
j "nd. Hamlin l'ni varsity of Minnesota; third
Pennsylvania State: fourth. Carlisle Indiana!
; Time. 3.31 - 5.
One-mile college relay Won bv Gettysburg;
Ne.-oud. Brooklyn College; third. Muhlenberg
Tune. ::.41 2-5.
one.mile college relay Won by Worcester Polv
Institute; ?eeOud. Washington ami Jefferson*
third. Rutgers; fourth. Dickinson. Time. 3.36 3-5*
One-mile rollege relay Won hv Jol>n< Hop
Win": second. New York I'nlversity: third. Pitts
' burgh I'nlversity. Time. 3.34.
i Two-mile college relay championship of Amer
ica- Wou by Illinois: xvond. Michigan; third
Chicago': fourth. Dartmouth. lime. 8.04.
I One-mile freshmen college championship of
I America-Won by Pennsylvania: second, Dart
i mouth. Time. 3.30 4-5.
Broad Jump - Won by Drew. Southern Califor
nia. 'SI f?*et; second. Gooch. Virginia. 21 feet i,<
Inch; third. Morrison, Cornell, 2o feet.
inches; fourth. Graham. Columbia, 20 feet 10U
inches.
Hammer throw Won by Loughbridge. Yale.
112 feet P'i inches; second. McCuteheon. Cornell.
141 feet inch; third. Kohler, Michigan. 134
f??et 1? Inches; fourth. Caldwell, Yale. 1.30 fe-t
4 inches.
one mile prep school relay championship of
America-Won by Exeter; second. Mercersburg;
? third. Ijiwrencevllle. Time. 3.3o 4-5.
12o-yard hurdle?Won by Kelly. Southern Call
fornla; second. Ward. Chicago; third. Ward
Southern California; fourth. Cronley, Virginia'.
Time. ?.15 3-5.
One-mle high school relay championship of
America Won by Boston School of Commerce;
second. Philadelphia Ontral; tjilrd. Newark. X.
J.. Central; fourth. Brooklyn Manual. Time
3.35.3-5.
loo-yard dash- Wou by Drew. Southern Cali
fornia: second. Jones. Georgetown; third. Bond,
Michigan: fourth. Knight. Chicago. Time,
0.10 |-5.
One-mile college relay championship of Amer
ica Won by Harvard: second, Pennsylvania:
third. Cornell. Time. 3.22 3-5.
Four-mile college relay championship of the
world Won by Oxford by one foot: second.
Pennsylvania: third. Cornell: fourth. Pennsyl
vania State College. Time. 18.05.
Victory for Manhattan*.
The Manhattan A. C. defeated the
strong G Street Stars by the score of, 0
to 4. The features of the game were
'the pitching of Watts and the catching
of Xoack. who held him in tine style.
Score:
K.H.F.
Manhattan A. <*...?? o 2 ?? 3 o ?? I 9 1* ??
G St. Sfipr* n o o o o t o o- 4 1 9
Batteries Watts, May and Noack; bailor and
tiuiitb. j
L
CROSS THE OCEAN?
Different Opinions Are Ex
pressed by Those Familiar
With Conditions.
TOO MUCH CONTROL NOT
DESIRED IN ATHLETICS
Exceptional Restraint Is Adverse
to the Spirit of Young
Americans.
BT WALTER CAMP.
Facts. Not Fancies.
Any play 1? the riSht play fo, , man
with nerve and dexterity.
When age at-j
tempts to pre- j
scribe the sports
of youth he
should, in fair
ness. permit youth
to prescribe the
diet for age.
A bird in the
hand is worth
two in the bush,
and the average
college nine
should bear in
mind in trying a
double that an out at second is somewhat
to be preferred to two men on bases and i
nobody out.
Tou never yet saw a man who sor
rowed over the bad lie of a golf ball
in the middle of the fair green as
i much as the man whose ball it was.
Tn t he decalogue of the best pro
fessional base ball managers todav
there is one unpardonable sin for "a
player and that pin is failure to act.
A player may do the wrong thing and
be forgiven, but he must always do
something quick and have his reason
for doing it. That is what made the
] Athletics.
The Old Fan.
He ''omw every day to see them piav
Where the noisy bleachers shout.
Fnoui the first of Mar In the thick of the fray
You find him day In and out.
He once had wealth and he once bad health.
But they both went long ago;
He's lost his wealth and monies io stealth
To the game In* used lo know.
He works in the fall ju*t enough to call
Together a hundred or two.
That shall average all th<? days of hall
And take him the summer through.
H?< never is seen In the winter keen
From the day of final fly
'Til Hprin-r is queen and the diamond's gr^en
And the erack of the bat is nigh.
Then a little more pale and a little more frail
lie ?reeps out to the ? round.
And l?*ans i>'t the rail wh^n the flies thev Fail
Awl studies the bushmen found.
By the flrst of May. at loast so they .-av.
He begins to get bis voice.
And talk of tfa.? play In a running wa\
And ?aekle altout his .hoi?e.
IIU mind disturbed, he n^ver is heard
I'ntU that first of May
To utter a word, then iiia heart i< stirred
And he shrieks at every play.
J every sp-inc xve s?f wondering.
J "Ti! we s^e him creeping out.
| If death's dark wing has been hovering
And fanned his life spark out.
I He's shriveling thin, the spirit within
Is all that k?ep* htm about;
| When the home nine wins hi* cheek bones" skiu
Shows a hectic flush without.
j And T often think that a breath will wink
That frail life spirit out
| And break the link at death's near brink
If the home team's put to roui.
j So here's to the Fan. to the also -au.
[ May he live on the bleaehers here.
} And atret?-h life's span ami < hcat death's ban
For still another year!
While Admiral Peary. ?s the guest
of the Aero Club, said in his after
dinner speech that he had no hesita
tion in predicting that within a short
time aeroplanes would not only cross
the Atlantic and fly around the world,
but would reach the north pole across
the polar basin, Lincoln Beachey com
ments on the "across the Atlantic"
trip with a decided "not yet." and
somehow one cannot help feeling that
Beachey s views are sounder than those
of Peary. Lord Northcliffe has of
fered $50,000 for the first airman to
fly across the Atlantic. The Panama -
Pacific exposition has notified the Aero
Club that $150,000 in prize money lias
been placed on deoosit in the Anglo
and London. Paris. National Bank of
San Frahcisco for an around-the
world aeroplane race, and that $50,000
had been appropriated to arrange for |
supply stations. 300 miles apart, along
the route of the proposed flight,
j Harry Atwood. another sanguine and
practical flyer, speaks confidently about
| the stability of machines over the ocean
i and mentions the great advantage of
this flight over land flights in the total
lack of dangerous. baffling air cur
rents. It is bis belief that a mile from
I the coast it will make no difference
whether there is no wind or a howling
gale.
He lays the equilibrium of an airship is
afrected only by the sudden changes in
velocity of the wind, and that the most
violent extremes over the expanse of a
broad surface of water neither build up
nor fall off quickly enough to be a serious
menace to equilibrium. He speaks nrin
cj pally from his experience over l-ake
h/rie. Continuing further, he admits that
there would he some difficulty if the air
man were obliged to alight on the water
during a big storm when the waves were
running high. Mr. Atwood further says
the flyer may also encounter widespread
fogs; he may be obliged to drop on the
j ocean and look for a steamer for provi
sions or fuel supplies, or possibly to make
repairs. These latter prospects are not so
tempting, and it is certain that if everv
! Plan went perfectly the airman would
have to sit for twenty-five hours, driving
I through daylight and darkness, exposed
to the elements and in the constant hyp
jiiotic roar of the engine. If he does give
way to drowsiness. which under these
conditions wo\ild seem well-nigh certain,
and fall asleep the trip will be at an end.
Meantime, at St. Johns. Newfoundland,
this summer Glen Curtis is going to make
sonfe practical tests, in conjunction with
the weather bureau, on the humidity of
the air at an altitude of from ,">,000 to
Ki.tKM) feet, as he finds it extremely im
portant that there be plenty of moisture
in the air at that altitude if the engine is
to work properly, since it seems to lose
power when the air is dry.
Wright agrees with Beachey. and he
places definitely the reason in the inabil
ity to carry sufficient fuel.
Prof. Ehler of the University of
Wisconsin, demanding direct faculty
control of all athletics, says: "The
regulation of intercollegiate athletics
must cease to be inactive and must be
come positive and constructive. Con
structive regulation is based primarily
upon a recognition of the nature and
function of play as the fundamental
determinant in the growth and de
velopment of 9II childen and vouth in
respect to the physical organs and
their functions, intelligence and char
acter. Until this association goes con
sciously and deliberately to the root of
this whole matter and enters upon
constructive campaign actuallv to
carry into effect the resolution and its
implications that were unanimously in
dorsed . three years ago. all other ef
forts to regulate athletics will be
largely futile and. barren of construc
tive results." Three long years and
nothing done yet! And boys all over
this broad land heedlessly continuing
without the control of tli* faculty to
use that "fundamental determinant"
play! I wonder whit has happened
meantime to their "physical organs,
functions and intelligence!" I apolo
gize to Dr. Ehler. I didn't mean that
to soupd .as. critical as it reads. But
| so far as the play of boys is concerned
we are run mad with too much or
ganizttion and control by the elders,
whose viewpoint has changed with
years. An English writer tells us so
m a -^ut ver>" sage remark. He
says: It is a fearful responsibility to
be young: and none can bear it like
their elders "Nea culpa!" T, too.
nave sinned like the good doctor and
so have we all of us! The boy, too.
will know better when he is the doc
tor s a go. but meantime how about
the doctor when he was in his teens?
' , he stop al the brink of the stream,
where he was goir<g to take that for
bidden swim, to th?nk what would be
the fundamental determinant in re
spect to his physical organs?" And.
morally. I wonder if he ever "plaved
hookey:- Regulation is good, but voting
America won't stand for too much of
it. and it is bettor to pro slow rather
tnan tie him up until he kicks the
1 races over In real earnest and becomes
a Utile rebel..
Rrl?cs- *n commenting upon the
-\i-K hcs,et ,,IK our ro,,^e athletics, save:
e said ia an oW ."torv. "re.
garded by some persons as that brainless
onservatism w hioh would stop an express
tram by putting a hand on the track. or
would pit against the lusty garrulity of
athletic youth the futile garrulitv of a
Slnm"?"1" IS 'hCre no' *omc hapl>y|
A paper prepared by Prof. H. 8. Win
Sate or Ohio State I'niversity sets forth
tin- results of an liiMiiiry conducted anions
tile colleges as to tile \aluc of athletics
aim what the various branches of ath
letics cost and th?- figures referred to
were elicited in answer to ilir.se ques
tions:
'T* hat physical exercise and recreation
are you providing for the students who do
not take part in intercollegiate athletics?
In ? studeT,t? participate in these
sports. How much money is expended
annually on these activities? What 1s
4V1U er ?r male students?
This table answers most of the ques
tions, which 14.'J colleges answered:
Number of Number of
B'liiloot* male
IntB, .. engaged. OoBt. students.
intercollegiate
>1.090,000 111.000
intrnwiicgfat*
ntlileti?-s ... 45.378 71.000 111.WJ0
Atfcntion is ca!,cd-" said Dr. Wingate.
to the relatively small number of m*n
engaged in intercollegiate sports and the
large amount of money expended on these
activities, and to the almost insignificant
sum of le?s than flou.uoo spent for non
varsity athletics."
Ves. but does Dr. VVinsate not real
ize that the whole development of
sport in this country has been brought
about largely by intercollegiate con
tests and that intramural athletics
would have been much less were it
not for the intercollegiate? Further
more. when he gives the amount of
money exoended. he should realise
that the very large proportion of the
cost of intercollegiate athletics comes
from the necessity of preparing fields,
stands, etc.. for the attending crowds,
all of which the Intracollege athletics
enjoy, but which does not aopear in
their expense item.
Much criticism iias been passed re
garding college athletics, as well as other
athletic sports in this country, and an
opinion, somewhat erroneous, has been
fostered to the efTect that only those
md?Jd,,a,s who appear on the
neid n, the match get the benefit of
the game. Now. as a matter of fact.
It requires a hundred candidates to
develop every dozen, so that 80 per
nnnLSr Sly never appear in the final
contest. Then, too, much has to be
said for the spectator. An English
writer. Benson. gives an original view
on this as follows:
,hJh?re, are' no d?ubt. other emotions
that help to make up the spiirt of
the spectator besides that inspired bv
n?ii?.rVC ,?i t^e antagonistic combi'
nations which he watches. There i?
i^ithTn".'^"' f klnd of ,ri,'aI instinct
attaclo.^, "'' of "atriotism) that
,.iT,k n,.a" ,ho fortunes of
?t7nw Vh". that another's an in
ono-? h- M may rise from the place of
?"?r* J T fi?micile. or from arbi
?3 "vmp-thv. The,, is. as in all
SE?ri- faint consciousness ??f
rlliT' . . i ' danger being present.
hnnU f"r instance, see a
5 persons father at
ne Crystal Palace to see two teams
under rules which forbade charging
goals0-lnB * fea,her ,hrou*h
Who plays for 1>is l>aftisli mav
h -i. V' sportsman, but the Northum
1 n?*? *1 ? ,ra,,''s a" night and back the
next, solely that he may see his side vie
the^iner"artist"n
One of the points brought out ouite
tion"at' New"n rf'rP"' lx'li,;ioila convoca
tion at New Haven was the advisabilitv
dem^Tn r?h betwren faculties and stu
dents in the matter uf athletics, and in
one o? two,papers there was strong ad
a?fn*Vthii *tu,1''lt? """c directly man
?" "? then own affairs in those matter*
and the selection ?f ??,r own S'S
h?. rw?rnaps ,e rennark of Courtnev.
the Cornell coach, made irt one o' his
speeches in the west would be of interest
ill this line, lie said:
"Xow. let us look at this from another
ancle. I believe that if I had any wa' of
Hnding out the standing of mv bovs I
could help matters. I never tried to" dm!
ago Tl ere?e? a"d """ 3 lon" time
ago. TI.ere was a young fellow out for
the ciew, and 1 suspected that he wa?
neglecting his work on the hill. So I
thought I would ko ut. and find out I
(went up to a certain office on the hill ~T
didn t And out what the standing of that
>oung man wa^-iu liis classes, but I did
facultv'^ my s,anii,nK was with the
In a great many of the colleges and
2? today this criticism mieht not
hold, for one of the points which under
graduate caotains and managers follow
very stronglj nowadays is the necessity
of seeing thai the men on their team's
keep up 111 their studies. One of the first
remarks made at a gathering of candi
eoieh ,0r ,nn't spor' b> th4> eaptain and
oach is likely to be to the efTect that
they want no candidates who cannot keep
up their college stand.
This is working well for both sides.
?lohn G. Anderson in a test for the
values in actual play of tile gutty ball
and the rubber core, furnished a par
ticularly interesting comparison of
play over nine holes on the Albemarle
course In Newtonville. .Mass. He con
demns entirely anything like consid
eration of going back lo the old gutty
but bis experiment will give oppor-'
tun ty for much criticism of bis con
clusions. and this he evidently antici
pates. He made a 41 with the rubber
core and 12 with lhe guttv. of course
this is extraordinary in view of the
fact that lie was thoroughly experi
enced In the use of the guttv. In other
maiie hls best-judged strokes
with the guttv and iiis poorest-judged
Strokes evidently with the rubber core.
However, the one thing that will give
l-'se to the greatest criticism is his
description of one or two topped shots
where t|,e mbbcr . ore went quite as
tar from a topped shot as the guttv
did when fairly hit. Vow Hie ouestion
is whether for the good of the game
a man should nof be much more se
verely punished for a topped l,al< than
he Is. according to Anderson s own state
ment w:th the present rubber core. In
fact, in all Anderson's description of the
play it is marked that mistakes were far
less serious wl?n made with the rubber
core than when made with the guttv.
The main point, however, is undoubtedlv
that players would never be content with
the loss of distance incident to the return
to the solid ball, and that would be
enough to bar any such chance.
A few more good words for the develop
ment of athletes in later life can be found
in looking over the roster of men back in
the eighties. George E. Vincent, the pres
ident of the I nlverslty of Minnesota and
probably the ablest orator in after-dinner
speeches in the country todav. was i
prominent bicycle man in the intercolle
giate races back in 'Si'. Alexander Lam
bert. now one of the most noted phvsi
cians in N'ew York, especially in research
work was the stroke oar In his class
crew hack in N4. .More than that. Allison
Armour, one of'the most prominent
members of the Olm.vpic committee snd a
man w ho knows much about the interna
tional relations In'the sporting line not
only on land, but on water, rowed in that
same shell that Dr. I^tmhert stroked M
Pupin. whose reputation in electricai
w-ork is world wide, pulled on the Colum
bia tug of war team in the intercolle
Slates back In *S3. E. J. Phelps of the
Northern Trust Company. Chicago and
now the president of the Vale Alumni ad
visory hoard, rowed No. - in his class
crew at college. N'or is Washington with
out its representation, for Prank IJ. Bran
degee. one of our most prominent sena
tors, was lion oar in his boat back in 'SI
mid .1. B. Reynolds, whose refutation ii
settlement work Is country wide, not onh
was a. nuiner in college but a light
weight wrestler back in '82.
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"FOLLOW THROUGH" STROKE IS FIRST
FOR TENNIS BEGINNER TO LEARN
BY JAMES BURNS.
In all this discussion it is assumed tha
j the player is right-handed. The left
handed player needs only t^ reverse th<
directions to adapt them for his use
The position is very important in takini
tennis strokes. A player has to fac?
sidewise to make a proper ground stroke
For a forehand stroke the left foot ii
forward, but out to one side. The right
foot is back.
The reverse position holds for back
hand strokes. On a "follow through*
stroke the ball should be taken between
the knee and the hips.
Meeting a ball aubve your waist a "top
ping" stroke should be used.
It is advisable for beginners to learn
his fellow through stroke first. By fol
low through stroke I mean hitting the ball
squarely in the center of the racket and
to finish out?i. e., let the racket follow
on after the ball?on the stroke. A
player by using this method first learns
to hit the ball in the center of his racket,
l^ater. when he has more control over
the ball and racket, is the time to learn
a topping stroke.
' For the "follow through" start well
back for the beginning 01 the stroke. By
starting well back the player gets power
in his stroke. The player should remem
ber from the beginning of the stroke to
the finish it is essential to have it steady
and uniform, not jerky. Do not slow up
or check your stroke when meeting t!:e
ball or after you hit it. The weight of
the body is on the foot behind when
starting the stroke. It passes on to the
forward foot when hitting the ball and in
finishing out of the stroke. Have the
body go forward with tj*e stroke to finish
out. The usual mistake of players is
that they do not relax the body suffici
ently while taking the stroke.
The best time to meet the ball is just
as the racket is coming at a rising angle.
In making returns the first es^ntial is
to get the ball over the net. The best
height above the net for the ball to pass
is from one foot to two feet. This in
sures keeping it in court if you have a
good follow through and steadiness on the
stroke.
Finish of the Stroke.
On the finish of the stroke the head of
the racket is about shoulder high on a.
follow through shot, the arm well extend
ed 'after the ball, the body relaxed. On
the finish of a stroke the arm and racket
point in the direction where the ball is
placed. Many balls that go ouf. of courtt
would have landed in if tfre player had
finished out straight on the stroke instead
of coming in or across.
A player having taken his position cor-!
rectly. his grip should be firmly held, the
racket well back, before starting to make
the stroke. In making a return first be
sure its direction is correct, next its
height, then be sure to give it sufficient
depth.
On a return to you anticipate where and
how the ball is going to bound. It is ad- I
visable to stand for most opponents about I
three feet back of the spot where the ball j
drops. This varies with the speed of the
return. Whenever possible use a drive in ]
returning the ball. A follow through or a I
top stroke is hard for an opponent to
Judge. Do not use chop strokes too often,
as they are easiest balls to kill when the
adversary is at the net. A ball driven be
gins to drop when it passes the net, which
makes it hard>to?judge. On a chop return
ti e ball rises as ii crosses th?- net. and is
easy to volley.
Some prime points in making; sim
ple strokes are these:
1. Face sideways in taking; stroke,
well away from the body. This im
proves direction.
2. Start well back for the beginning
of the stroke.
'?). Steady swing from the beginning
I to end of st'oke.
i 4. Follow through on the stroke,
racket well extended
5. Meet the ball just as it is oppo
site the body.
6. Position of the feet?left foot for
ward for forehand strokes, right foot
forward for backhand.
For the beginner and average player
the best time to meet the ball is when
it drops from the top of the bound.
Later when the stroke is mastered and
the player learns to put a top spin to
his ball it is advisable to m?et the ball
! on the rise of the bound: that is. just
| before it Jjets to the to*? on the re
j bound. By meeting a rising ball the
I quicker your return the more you
force your opponent and the better
chance you have of keeping the ball
in court.
Top Stroke Is Difficult.
A top stroke (one that puts top or
over spin on the ball* is difficult and
dangerous for beginners and average
? tennis players to l?*arn compared to
| the follow-through stroke. It is ad
I visable for beginners to learn hitting
j the bail full and straight < the follow -
through stroke) before starting to
trying to "put anything" (spin) on the
ball. The player that learns his fol- ;
low-through stroke first learns to hit
the ball in the center of his racquet, j
next to make his swing steady; third,
to follow through well, lie has the
three most important points of a
stroke and has an advantage over the
player that begins to learn tennis by
tonplng. If the player can hit the j
ball in the'center of his racquet and I
follow through on his st oke learning i
to top comes easy later. To go from a J
follow-through stroke to topping a i
player when meeting the hall has only
to roll his racquet over the ball just
after the ball has been m^t. It is a
rolling motion of the arm from the
j shoulder, and during the rolling mo
tion one should feel the ball still
1 against the racquet. The common
"IsTO. 2. -
| JAMES BURNS WILL
WRITE SCIENTIFIC
TENNIS FOR THE STAR
Jamc* Burn*, who ha* brra the
professional tcaaf* Instructor
and ooarh at the Ardaley < lub
for the la*t eight *ca*oa?. aad
during; the pant winter the pro
fessional expert at the 7th Regi
ment \rmnrv In \>n 1 ork, haa a
j reeejcalzed place anions: the pra
? fe**loaal player* ?f America.
HIm standing; both aa a player
and an Instructor. In ao well as
wiired that the follnwlnc treatise
from hi* ?en **IH be of the ?real
est value to devotees ot ???* !
ancient kbdic. It would appear
to he finite the clearest aad clev
er eat exposition of the technic j
of tennis that ha? been ant on
paper, and The Star* tennis fol- |
lowing, the lar?;e*t of any !
\\ anhlncrton newspaper. will ao 'i
doubt be able to nrotlt largely by
Mr. Burn** able descrlntloa of the
tine pofntn of the same. It will
appeal quite an utroniclj to the
proficient player an to the begfi
ner.
The ?*tn?ke" receive* Mr
Burn*' first attention, nnd be de
scribes not only the rlvht and
the w rone wav to aco rbout It,
but his Instruction an to how to
corrcct the fault* of the play
I* calculated to be of arreat help
to the ambltloua novice
j In following; article* Bura*
will write of "service,** "volley- j
In*'* and '?wmanhlnn.". He w ill
al*o take up player** fault* aad
how to correct them. He will
alno give comolcte Instruction
on the srrlp. lobbyist?. po*lt!oa*
anil on anfcle* of the court.
The first chnpicr deal* with
| strokes, -;he -follow through*"
stroke and the "topplns" stroke.
! . - -
faults of players when topping, the
ball are:
1. Topping the hall loo soon: i. e.. mav
ing too sudden a. turn over of the? racquet.
This comes from turning it. over with ti e
wrist suddenly rattier ilian slowly from
the shoulder.
Not following: through after the top.";*
When the player has the ball on* his
1 racquet ready for the topping roll he sure
that the return is high enough.
? Another fault of players is that as soon
?as the hall conies in contact with tie
! racquet the player pulfc up or checks his
I follow through. Players should carry out
J the arm a little way on the stroke before
starting the topping roll. By so doing the
| hall is more under control of the racquet.
. Many players lift or pull up the racquet
I when meeting the ball instead of carry
j ing out. On such a shot the player has to
J have an abnormal wrist movement to
| keep the ball in court. This is useless
land dangerous. A player does not have to
i pull up to get the ball over the net. Meet
{in;; the hall with a rising stroke gives tha
j ball its proper height
; Tln^dvantasfs of a tup stroke are:
1. The ball is more under the player'*
! control on height, direction and keepinsr
J in court.
1!. The ball travels faster after littins
thc ground, due to the overspin of the
. ball.
? .1. A ball in traveling over the net be
! gins to dip. which makes it harder for a
j vol lever to return.
t. The player can meet a ball on the
? rise of the bound, which forces the op
; ponent more, as your return Is quicker.
> Because of the sudden dip or dro^ of
| the ball on a top stroke after it crosses
; the net vou can make the return at a
i wider angle and still keep in court.
.
HISTORIC RACES
May Be Staged at Aqueduct Track
This Year.
| N'EW YORK. April 2S.?Official an
nouncement that many of the old Graves
end stakes, including the historic Brook
lyn handicap, will be run at Aqueduct
this year, has enthused followers of the
turf. Aqueduct is one of the best raca
eourscs in the world, in the opinion of
professional horsemen. The wideness of
the far turn, the bredth and length of the
homestretch and the gravity of the
soil make the track suitable for big
races in which leading thoroughbreds can
| show quality and speed
By moving the Toledo farm to Cleve
land the Cleveland club is going tosa'*
considerable railroad fare. All the Nap
recruits used to get round-trip ticket*^,
j when joining either the Naps or Mu?
j Hens. It w^s a case of here today and
there tomorrow. Now all that wiM
necessary will be to change uniform*- .

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