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SHORTSTOP NOT TO PILOT, BUT MAY BECOME CAPTAIN Griff Sees Club in Flag Fight If Pitchers Hold Up? Dugan and O'Rourke Go to Red Sox and Miller and Acosta to Macks. BY DENMAN THOMPSON. H r) EST infield in the country." This is Clark Griffith's estimate of r~A the Nationals' inner works now that Roger Peckinpaugh has been added to the roster, and there will be few dissenting voices among the lan flock of the capital. As a result of the triangular trade consummated last night whereby Peckinpaugh comes here, Washington's prospects for proving a real contender in the American League race this year have assumed an exceedingly rosy hue and entitle it to serious con sideration tor pennant honors. Griff is not claiming the pennant. He realizes flags are won on the diamond in a gruelling scnedule of 154 games and not by paper teams, but he believes that if his pitchers hold up their end the Washington team next season will make a better fight for the gontalon than auv other local outfit, and this includes the second-place entrie* of 1912 and 1913. Contrary to the impression general in the base ball world, at least out side of this citv, Peckinpaugh will not b# appointed manager of the tiam. It is possible he may be griven the as sigTiment as captain, a position he tilled so acceptably with the cham pion New York Yankees last season, but the reins will be handled by some one else whose identity has not yet been disclosed. Griff has asserted right along1 that Peck was not being sought as a team leader, and today reiterated this statement with em phasis. but declined to name the man he has in mind. He intimated an an nouncement on this score would be forthcoming"-within a few days. This will b** taken by the fans to mean that. Clyde Milan is ticketed for ele \'ation to the duties recently relin quished by George McBride. Considering: the players involved in the swop, it'may rightly be consid ered as the most advantageous trans action ever made by Clark Griffith in his career of thirty-odd seasons in the sport, and certainly the best he has engineered in the eleven years he has been a factor in local base ball affairs. The deal, involving the trans fer to Philadelphia of Bing Miller and Joae Acosta for Joe Dugan and the shifting' of the latter, alonr with Prank O'Rourke, to Boston, in ex DUFFY, RED SOX PILOT, ' IS PLEASED WITH DEAL BOSTpX. January 11?Hugh Duffy, manager of the Boston American League club, has expressed himself as well pleased with the deal by which the Red 8ox get Joe Dugan and Frank O'Rourke. "I am after a hitting club and Du gan rounds out a team of sluggers that Is sure to prove successful," he said. "O'Rourke played shortstop fur me when I was manager of the To ronto Internationals, and I have al ways been strong tor him." change for Peck, should prove helpful to eacli of the clubs concerned, but the plugging of the hole existing at shortstop here ia the most note worthy accomplishment by far. It makes the Nationals a real factor in the hunt for the bunting, while the outlook for wrecked Sox does not appear to be Increased to any appre ciable degree, and it will require more than the players who go to Philadel phia to haul the Athletics out of the cellar they have occupied for seven years hand-running. Peck Is Great Shortstop T*eckinpaugh is conceded by all au thorities on the game to be one of the four or five greatest shortstops now in base ball. He not only is a danger ous hitter, but covers as much ground as any shorttielder in the country and lias an arm of steel. This latter con sideration alone means much to the Nationals. A performer of Peck's ability means that the value of Harris at second and Shanks at third will be increased immeasurably. They will be able to confine themselves to their own legitimate duties instead of edg ing over to protect part of the terri tory that a competent shortstop with ? strong whip can take care of with out any assistance. But Peck's value does not consist solely in the mechanical perfection of his fielding and the timeliness of his hits. He is endowed to an unusual extent with base ball brains and is credited with being a natural leader. Eliminating all other considerations, the opinion may be ventured that in Judge. Harris. Peckinpaugh and Shanks the Nationals will boast the smartest infield in the business, bar none. It will average close to the 300 murk In hitting and will have to con cede nothing to any other quartet in fleldlng. l.ooka as if "best in the country" just about sums it up. Although no accurate information can be obtained as to what considera tion* aside from the players named [were Involved in the transfer, it is assured a considerable sum of cash changed hands. Griffith today admit ted money "figured." He declined to state how much or who got it, but it is apparent from the relative value of the players included that a healthy wad of cash was involved and that the Washington club supplied it. Griff's reply to inquiries regarding the Hnanclal aspect of the trade was that he is "not at liberty to dlacusa it.' Really Miller for Peck O'Rourke's only drawback?a weak firm?proved su?*h a serious one that no hope of Hi: air-tight defense could !??- entertained so long: as lie had to j !>?? depended on at short. With .Peck a in his place the loss of Elackie can I l?e totally disregarded, and Acosta, 1 although a game and skilled pitcher, j was not of first-string caliber owing j to lack of stamina, due to his di minutive size, his principal asset be- i insr his valu* as a re?cuer of falter ing mates. This makes the trade to all practiral purposes an even-up swap of Miller for Peck?not losing sight of- the hole madt In the local treasury^ of course?and on this basis Washington got the better of the ex change to quite some extant, to put it mildly. For the edification of the fans the records of the two players for last season are given herewith: G. AB. R. H. TB. P*ck 149 577 128 1H? 229 Miller 114 4*0 57 121 192 2B. 3B. HR. 8H. SB, RRF. BB. 60. CS. Pet. 25 T 8 33 2 71 84 44 2 .288 28 8 9 17 3 71 23 50 4 .288 Tt Is a rather remarkable coinci dence that in two of the most im portant departments of play?the batting average and runs-responsi ble-for, which means runs batted in-^ the two players should have identi cal figures. It is noteworthy that, although participating in thirty-five fewer games than Peckinpaugh. ^filler made three more doubles, one more triple and one more home run than Peck. Miller is the better hit ter of the two, so far as distance attained is concerned, and it is large ly because of Bing's slugging ability that Grililth was loath to give him up. In other respects Miller is not so valuable. Neither he nor Peck can qualify aa a speed demon on the bases, but Rajah is a far better waiter at the plate than Miller and com pletely outclasses him In the bunting department, while being muoh less prone to strike out. $o far as bat ting In runs is concerned, it must be considered that Miller. In the clean-up position In the batting or der. had players like Judge. Milan and Rice coming up ahead of him. men who were constantly bringing about the possibility of making a wallop productive, while Peck, ap pearing second la t|>? batting order, had to depend to a certain extent on his catcher or pitcher to sat th? stage for him. Peck Is Native of Ohio Peckinpaugh is a native of Wooster, Ohio, where he was born thirty years ago. lie makes his home in Cleve land. where he signed his first major league contract in 1910, with nothing but sandlot experience. He was farmed out in May of that year to New Haven and recalled in August after attaining a batting average of .255 for 101 games. The following year he was with the Portland club of the Pacific Coast League, where he bettered his hitting mark of the pre vious season by three points, and was recalled at the close of the season. TIfs first real season as a major leaguer was with Cleveland in 1912, when in 61) games he hit for .212. He was traded to New York for Strang and Lelivelt in May of the following year, when in 06 games he boosted his figures to .268. In* 157 games in 1914 he had a batting record of .223, and was manager of the club from September 12 to the close of the season, finishing out the term of Frank Chance, the one-time "peerless leader" of the Cubs, who fllvvered In his effort to repeat with the Highlanders the success he achieved in Chicago. Peck took part in 143 games In 1915 and batted .220. and in the same number of contents the following season hit for .223. He achieved a percentage of .280 In US games in 1917, but in the "war year"" of 1918, when the hitters generally held the upper hand through poor pitching, he fell off in his stickwork to .221. Peck's best season with the flail was in 1919. when he rang up a mark of .305 for 122 games. He turned in the respectable flgures of .270 for 139 games in 1920, and last season improved on this by compiling a per centage of .288 for 149 games. Peck has a life time batting aver age of .254, as is shown by the fol lowing flgures covering the ten sea sons he has spent In the American League: AB. B. H. TB. SH. 8B. Pet. Pc-k 1.288 4,780 ??8 1.31T 1,614 1M 15* .284 PECK, GRATIFIED, HOPES TO FILL HOLE AT SHORT CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 11.? "If 1 am able to plug that gap at shortstop. Washington ought to do pretty well in the American League race next season." declared Roger Peokinpaugh when informed that the deal which makes hiin a member of the Nationals had been completed. "It'e great news, and I certainly am happy." Feckinpaugh continued. "I am pleased that Washington did not give up First Baseman Joe Judge to get me from Boston, as I regard him one of the best In the game." Browni Seek Training Site. ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11.?Selec tion of a spring training camp was the object of Bob Quinn. business manager of the St Louis Americans, who was en route to the south today. Mobile, Ala., and Lake Charles, La., were on his Itinerary. PEERLESS CLTJB TO MEET. Peerless Athletic Club will meet to night at Immaculate Conception Hall. Rth and N streets, to discuss plans for the base ball season. All members aro to report at 8 o'clock. COLUMBIA CALLS MEETING. Columbia Prep Athletlo Club la to ? meet tomorrow night at 714 11th etreet. Ail member* and bora dealrtaff tt jffln nmtflt it $ AMERICAN LEAGUE WILL MEET ON FEBRUARY 12 CHICAGO. January 10.?The annual spring meeting of olub owners of the American League will be held here on February 12, Ban Johnson, president of the league, announced today. One of the most Important questions to come before the meeting will be the draft. The advisory council's reeent decision to set a <7,500 price for drafted players to induce the minors to agree to It will be passed on by the owners. The National League owner* facing a similar problem, will meet to New Tork in February. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE MAY EXTEND SCHEDULE SAN FRANCISCO, January 11 Adoption of a schedule for 1921 will be one of the principal matters to be taken up by the director* of the Pa* oiflc Coast League when It meets here next Uonday. Last year the schedule ran twenty-six weeks, bat It was pro posed that in 1922 the season take up twenty-eight weeks or more. Another matter eoming up will be the question of accepting the graft system with an increased price of *7,500 for ball players called by the major leagues. According to bass ball men here, J, Cal Ewing, owner of the Oakland club, is the only owner on the circuit who favors adoption of the draft. Ends Winter Grid Practice.. PHILADELPHIA. January 11.? Winter foot ball practice at Penn sylvania has been abandoned. Bo few men showed interest enough to come out that Cojah. John w. ?9* Nationals "Best Infield in Country?G. U. Five Plays Tomorrow I ATHLETES WHO FIGURE IN TRIANGULAR DEAL ENGINEERED BY GRIFFITH. BUFFS DEMAND OF 83 3.000 FOR BOUT SCARES RIVALS BY FAIR PLAY. NEW YORK. January 11.?Johnny Burt's time limit expires today. He named this date as the limit of his patience. His stipulation was that any one of these lighting bantams who want to win the championship could cause him to delay his projected trip to Kurope? January 15?and defend his title by guaranteeing him $3?,000 as his end of the purse. Harry Neary, Midget Smith's man ager, bit the other day to the extent j of a certified check for S25.000 and I Leo Flynn came across with a scrap j of paper worth $30,000 in behalf ot Harold Farese. But Buff and his I manager merely raised their eye brows. They had said thirty-five | thousand, hadn't they? So Neary got leary and Flynn got mad. So far as they were concerned, they said. Bull could go to Europe and stay there. Apparently Insure* Trip. There is hardly a chance that any manager will attempt to raise Neary's bid. Therefore every one can begin to think whether he will send Buff thermos bottles, fruits or flowers as farewell gifts. It is plain enough that Buff wanted nothing to ?tand in the way of his European vacation trip. A fight for the bantamweight championship might draw fifty-odd thousand dollars gross and it might not. Anyway, even at the best figure, a fighter who guaranteed Buff $35,000 would not make much money out of the arrangement. And how about the promoter? The privilege of getting into the ring with Johnny BulT these days is about as costly as a national war debt. Since men who know more than a little about the fighting game are of the opinion that Benny Leonard is far from his best against a left-handed boxer, there would seem to be color in the stories that whoever Benny meets in the three championship bouts H DAILY AT CM CHICAGO, January 11.?Bane ball players after Ave months of idleness need two workout* daily to reap the benefits of spring: training, manager Killefer of the Chicago Nationals said. In announcing1 the discarding of the one-practlce-a-rfay system. Two years ago, Fred Mitchell, then manager of the Cubs, Introduced the system of one practice dally. It was retained last season by Johnny Evers. \*hen the Cuba start training at Catalina Island Killefer will order practice morning and afternoon. One of the training stunts, Killefer ?aid. will be climbing "Sugar Loaf" rook, on the side of which steps have |>een constructed. The distance is more than 200 feet. Climbing these steps, Killefer believes, will aid the players In sharpening their wind. "It will also aid them in eating about four meals a day," commented one of the players. SCHOOLBOY ICE SKATERS PLAN INTERCITY MEETS CHICAGO, January 11.?Tentative plans for an intercity meet between Chicago and Milwaukee schoolboy Ice skaters have been drawn up and city officials responsible hoped that the contests could be broadened to in clude' teams from New York and Cleveland. Preliminary tests have been held at all Chicago playgrounds and semi finals will be held in eight sections Saturday, with finals on January 21. The New Tork .team will come west about February 25. At a meeting to arrange details of tb? Milwaukee-Chicago meet, J. H. Gurley, director of athletics in the Milwaukee public schools, extended the Cleveland and New York Invita tions. LAMY DEFEATS McLEAN IN MILE SKATING EVENT | BOSTON, Mass., January 11.?Ed mund Lamy of Saranac Luke defeat ed Bobby McLean, professional ice skating champion of this country, in a one-mile event at the arena last night In the one-half and one quarter mile events McLean finished first, with Lamy second. The time of the mile was 2:41, the half mile 1:13 and the quarter mile 35 seconds. NEW COLLEGIATE LEAGUE TO BAR TRAMP ATHLETES RICHMOND, Va., January 11.?A one-year-residence rule adopted by the Virginia-North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Association, formed hare yes terday, As expected to bar tramp ath letes from colleges affiliated with the new organization. A proposed fresh men rule gained much support, but was not adopted. Charter members of the association are Lynchburg, Hampden Sidney. William and' Mary. Randolph Macon and University of Richmond in Virginia, and Klon. Guilford, Wake Forest and Davidson in North Caro AAna. .wDr TF"..W-.?oiawrisht> President of ^?University of Richmond, Wan elected PresldAt; prof. a. L. Hook of president, and Trustee F. McWane, Lynchburg, secretary lie is to fight tills winter. Lew Tendlrr | will not !i(iur<> in any of thein. | Benny's manainr has said thai the champion would never meet Tendler because of the southpaw's action in claiming Leonard's $.1,000 forfeit when he withdrew from his I'hila- I delphia engagement against Leftv I Lew last summer. Of course. Billy Gibson has made other declarations' which he has seen fit to discard?| notably with respect to Rlckard. But with Tendler, it is believed he will stand pat. Bonny likes a man who stands in front of him with his left hand out. Fighting a guy of that sort Leonard can box by the card. Against south paw sparring partners, while train- i ing for Tendler last summer, Leonard i found that he h*d to lead with his ri?,-ht. which threw him all out of] K>"ar. Since Tendler's left is the samel as another man's right, and since he j can crash it in with stunning: force,! Leonard isn't anxious to handicap himself by adaptftig his stjle to meet j a left-hander. Benny should win. of i course. Tt^e point is h,- would be tuk- I ing chances. Hartley Muddrn and Gene Tnnneyi are both getting a lot of good prac tice for their bouts against Fred Ful ton and Battling Levinsky. respec tively, next Friday night. They are working out together at Harry Mc Cormick'3 farm in New Jersey and walloping each other every day in sturdy fashion. (Copyright, 1921'. > WOULD MAKE $15 LIMIT FOR A SEAT AT FIGHTS TRKNTO.V X. J., January 11.? Among the bills introduced in the legislature, which opened yesterday, was one by House Majority Leader i Evans of Passaic that aims to amend ] the state boxing law by limiting the price of admissions to boxing bouts to <15. providing that the prices of seats shall be published in the newspaper two days in advance of the bout and requiring that referees and other offi cials conducting a match must be residents of New Jersey for at least three years. Foley Whips Wiggins. NEW ORLEANS, La., January 11.? Harry Foley of Hot Springs, was Clven a decision over "Chuck" Wig gins of Indianapolis, In a sensational fifteen-round bout last night. They are light-he&vyweights. Restricts Boxing Officials. NEW YORK, January 11.?The state boxing commission has adopted a rule that no official or employe of any club may accept money from anv boxer or wrestler or their managers, for publicity or any other purposes. Dundee Shades Fitzgerald. PHILADELPHIA, .tanuarv 11 ? Johnny Dundee. New York, junior lightweight champion, easily outpoint-1 ed Whitey Fitzgerald, Philadelphia, in an eight round bout last night. SOCCER LEAGUE TO PLAY SUNDAY DOUBLE-HEADERS Soccer double-headers will be play ed on the Monument grounds on Sun days until the middle of April by teams of the District Soccer League, organized last night. Franchises were granted the Washington Soccer Club, the Georgetown Harlems, the British embassy eleven and the Rangers. A scheduled meeting will be held next Tuesday. J. Leadbetter of the Harlems was elected president of the league. Jack Knight was named secretary-treasur er. CENTRAL SOCCER ELEVEN LOSES TO MARYLANDERS Central High's soccer team could not cope with the heavier and more experienced eleven of the Galthers burg (Md.) High School on the Mount Pleasant pitch pesterday and suffered a 4 to 1 defeat. G. Walker, R. Walker and White did the scoring for the vis itors in the first half. Williams counted for Central In the last period Central is to play the Henry-Polk School team tomorrow and an all star scholastic combination Friday. Both contests will be decided in the stadium. AUTO GLASS VOX WINDSHIELDS OB BODIZA. Installed Whfla Tn Walt. Taranto & Wasman WIT BIW I01K ATX. M.W. Wire Wheel Service Repairing, Truing, Enameling All Makes?All Parte W. S. Kenworthy & Co. 162114th St Phone North 441 CHAMPION FRISCO FIVE COMING EAST TO ROLL SAN FRANCISCO. January 11.? ban Francisco Elks are to send their champion bowling team to Chicago next month to enter the national bowling tourney to be held by the lodge. The local team holds the Pa cific coast and state Elk titles. After competing at Chicago the team. *ill go tQ Toledo. Ohio, to compete in an American Bowling Congress championship. MICHIGAN?. MAY BID Un MEET ANN ARBOR. Mich.. January 11.?A proposal to invite the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America to hold its 1922 or 1923 meet on Ferry field here *is being consider ed by athletic authorities of the Uni versity of Michigan, according to Fielding H. Yost, athletic director. A decision is expected in a few days. The association has indicated it might accept such an invitation as a part of its program to expand the organization and stage competition in partK of the country other than the east. Michigan is well prepared to handle such an event, boasting, among other facilities, one of the" fastest tracks in tlie country. Harvard to Offer Stadium. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. January 11.? Harvard University will invite the Intercollegiate Association of Ama teur Athletes of America to hold its annual championship track and fleld games in the stadium again next May. Payson Rowe. undergraduate man ager of the Crimson track team, made this statement. The suggestion that these annual games be held on a middle western fleld found favor with Harvard au thorities. but it was said that the Crimson would offer its facilities again and let the association decide when her it wished to change the games from east to west this year. YAMADA EASILY DEFEATS SUTTON IN 18.2 CUE PLAY Koji Yamada. Japanese cue champion, and George Sutton, hand les? player, completed their two-day 18.2 balkllne billiard exhibition at. Sherman's Academy yesterday, with the Jap on the better end of the 968-676 score resulting from the four blocks of play. Yamada, who entered yesterday's play with a. 137-point advantage, ran the matinee block of 250 points in six innings while Sutton was scoring 28. At night, Yamada took thirteen inninga to outpoint Sutton, 250 to 217. PLAY FOR BILLIARD PRIZE. William. Parsons and Clive Rich mond will meet at the Grand Central Academy tonight at 8 o'clock in a match to determine the winner of the second prize in the city pocket billiard championship tournament. Hen Henshaw, another contender for the runner-up poaltion. was elimi nated last night by Parsons in a 100 to 36 match. Will Plan Harness tfeets. CLEVELAND. January 11.?Officials or the Lake Erie and Ohio short-ship circuits, which comprise the half-mile i tracks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and 1 West Virginia, were in session here today planning for the coming sea I son. Skating Stars Hatched. ST. PAUL. Alinn.. January 11 ? Everett McGowan of St. Paul and Norval Baptie, Bathgate. N. D.. have i^e/=i,m5tc to meet in a series of ice skating races here on January 22. Pittsburgh Wins at Hockey. PITTSBURGH, January 11 The Sotir nUM hockey team defeated the last night * Montreal. 6 to 4. $5,000 Life Policy, $57.35 i All braiiclie* I Room 610. Woodward hntl'dlp^. m. 340 COW) en oq TIRES Size 30x3% Inches Yo? lever bought a better valve CHAS. E. MILLER, Inc. 811 Mtt 4 Poors Wortfc ot H It. Radiators and Fenders ANT -=*P?.D HAD? OB KEPAIRBD. _0oiss InstsUsd tn any asks. vv*?a iiwwiipa us may mmmB. Dod|? rrMM-proof Hone/ Comb. readers 20-saaie 6% cheaper than Fords Silver snd Sieltel Plated Sheila: alas Shattsn. WITT8TATT. 319 IStfc o.w., Mock below Ps. sto. K. MtO. lUItt P at. n.w. Fenders st this shoo. Ala^jtada. aad Lapps. M. TUST^ AUTO WASH V2S4 "i ?su*fcsd whils "H^sasr' ink and WMVU# M?f AVfi, 'WSEir^ FMSIll HATCHED IN SCHOLASTIC SERIES Winning* the high school basket ball championship this sea-son is not go ing: to be a particularly easy task for any on? member of the league. Four teams inauguarted the annual series yesterday at the Coliseum and the quality of their play indicated that any is liable to step out and grab a game during the struggle for the laurels. * Business and Tech went through a hearty tussle in the first match and the latter really was fortunate in getting the better end of a 27-to-23 count. In the nightean the green Western quint gave the highly touted Centralites about all they cared to handle. The Blue and White was pleased to hear the final whistle that assured them of a. 29-to-19 victory. , Brilliant individual play rather than j team work was responsible for Tech's success. Without lanky Bill Supplee. the Manual Trainers probably would have trailed the Stenographers, for the latter clearly outplayed their op ponents on the floor. But the red thatched Tech-center was everywhere about the court, and any time he I neared the basket seemed able to i pocket the ball > In Connor, Business introduced a snappy forward as a substitute for Barrett, and the youngster mude life miserable for the Techs. Walker also played well for Business. He proved good at feeding the ball to hit* mates and gave the best exhibition of the matinee at shooting from the foul line, caging nine of thirteen tosses. The Central-Western engagement was productive of startling form re versals. The big Mount Pleasant quint, because of early successes, re garded as best among the scholastics, performed sluggishly, while Western, whose green team had been taking trouncings regularly, was quite ag gressive. The boys from the west side of Rock creek kept Central on its toes from the start, and in the final quarter played rings around the Blue and White. Frisby, at center, per formed particularly well for West ern. Dey and McFadden were best of the victors. The official scores: Tech (27k Positions. Business <23). McCnrtnick Feft forward Walker Aubinoe Right forward Barrett Supplee Tenter Dennis Shanks Left guard Clark Hotise Right guard ...Smith Goals from flor?Auhinoe (2). McCortui?*k. Qnesada ?2), Supplee (6?. Barrett. Connor (4). Dennis ?2?. Goals from fouls?Shanks, f?, in 13; AValker. 9. in 13. Substitutions: Tech? Harwood for Aubinoe. Price for Harwood. Qoesada for McCopniek. Business?Connor for Barrett. Referee?Fuller < Y. M. C. A.). Umpire?Hughes. Time of quarters?10 min utes. Central (29.). Positions. Western (10). Dey Xeft forward Weedon i Birthright Right forward ... Woerner McFadden ('enter Frisby Buckler Left guard Kent A. Johnson Right guard Baird Goals from floor?Birtl.right (4), Dey (.4)* McFadden <41. A. Johnson. Weedon. Jeffreys (2t. Frisby (3>. Baird. Goals from fouls? McFadden. 3. in 6; Frisby, 5. in 12: Kent, I 0. in 1. Substitutions: Central?Harper for j Birthright. Birthright for Dey. De.v for Mc | Fadden. Western?Lamar for Woerner. Jeff j res# for Weedon, Thomas for Baird. Turner for Kent. Referee?Hughes. 1'mpire?Fuller (V. M. C. A.). Time of quarters?10 minutes. John Duffy demand* a JiO.ooo guar antee to fight Smith for the bantam weight title. HILLTOPPERS TO PLACE STRONG TEAM ON FLOOR Meet St. Joseph's of Philadelphia in Opener?Wil liam and Mary Quint, Loser to George Washing ton, Plays Gallaudet Today. GEORGETOWN' UNIVERSITY'S basket ball season will oven at_. Kyan gymnasium tomorrow night, when the Blue and Gray tossers take the court against the quint from St. Joseph's College of Phil- , adelphia. The Georgetown squad has been drilling industriously since ' early last month, under the direction of Capt. Joe O'Connell, rangy center. A number of veterans have been available at the Hilltop, so a sturdy team can be expected to step out for play at 8:30 o'clock. CLEVELAND MEN WOULD BUY RED SOX, IT IS SAID ('M-)VKLANIJ. January 11.?A a>nd!cnte of Ctevelandera la Mid to i?e ia the market for the Boston American League team. Sam Peutach, prominent local MporlMman, left here la?t night for \ew York to confer with Presl dent Harry Fraxee of the Red Son. Malt J. Illnkle, well known ref eree and fight promoter, who made an effort to purehaiie the dub aev ?-ral yean ago, aiao la aald to be one of the syndicate. ASSERTS FOUL SCORING IS KILLING BASKET BALL I .MIDDLKTOWN. f"onn.. January 11.? j Basket ball is being killed by too : much scoring from fouls, in the opin- ' ion of I ?r. Kilgar Fauver. head of the' Wesltxan I'niversity athletic depart-' rnent. and president of the Society of Physical Directors in Colleges. in order to put new life into basket ball, he says, there should be a new scoring system, which would make it Impossible for a team to win on points scored 011 fouls alone. He would increase the score for a goal from the floor to three points, that for a personal foul to two points, and allow one point for goals from technical fouls. Dr. Fuuver said today. "There may be danger in calling too many foul*, from the spectator's viewpoint, but the real ev il now is the possibility of a team which is outplayed on the1 floor winning if one player is an j expert foul shooter. Dribbling under] the new scoring would be abolish*"! ; except preparatory 10 shooting a goal from the floor, and we would be as- J sured of a faster passing game." I HYATTSVILLE TOSSERS MEET ISTERN AGAIN Hyattsville High School is coming to town tomorrow for a second fling at Western's basket ball team, and the Marvlanders expect to hang an other scalp on their belt. I^ast month the Hyattsville quint entertained the Westerners and gave them a trounc ing. Since then Hyattsville h is been bowling over Maryland teams regu larly and right now appears to be 1 at top form. Tomorrow's game will j be played at Western gymnasium, j starting at 4 o'clock. St. John's, which is scheduled to 1 visit Episcopal High School, near Alexandria, this afternoon, will be captained by Richard O'Connor, a Washington boy. elected yesterday. The new leader plays at right guard. Regulars named for other positions with the quint are Bielaski. left forward; Morris, right forward; Trot ter. center, and Brazzerol. left guard. Eastern, which is to make its debut in the high school league series Fri day, again found Gonzaga High a troublesome opponent. Playing in Gonzaga gymnasium yesterday, the Capitol Hill boys fancied they had turned the tables on the I Streeters. who beat Eastern by a point in their first meeting, but in the last two minutes of play. Gonzaga rallied and struggled to a 2.") to 1*3 victory. I Baskets by Huruey. Mills and Far rington turned the trick. BASKET BALL RESULTS. At Coliseum?George Washington. 24; William and Alary, 21. At Chattanooga. Tenn.?Camp Ben ning. 36: Chattanooga l'., 16. At Spartanburg. S. C.?Spartan burg Y. sr. C A., 34; Clemson, 11. At Princeton?City College of New York, 26; Princeton. 24. At Brooklyn. N. Y.?Niagara L". 28; Crescent A. C., 24. Heads Harvard Bowing. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. January 11.? , Dr. R. Heber Howe has been ap pointed supervisor of Harvard row ; ing for the ensuing year. He was . coxswain of three victorious Harvard , crews and was graduated in 1901. Home racing on the ice is a popular I pastime at several New England I j points. I Florence, the husky gridiron star, and Zaaalli may be started at the for ward positions. Flavin, an exception ally good forward, has been practic ing and may break into the game, de spite a desire on the part of the ath-'?* letie authorities that the foot ball*! player take a well deserved rest. _ O'Connell, of course, will be at center. The guards will be drafted from the new material. (iallaudft will have to look to its laurels this afternoon when it plays William and Mary at Kendall Grw;*. at 4:30. The Indians put up a plucky f fight against George Washington aty the Coliseum last night, and had 1** not been for Gude Gosnell's tosejfcf from the foul line the Hatchetitew would have been drubbed. The locals* although outpointec, 18 to 14. from scrimmage, won. 24 to 21, thanks to ten successful free tosses by Gosnell in sixteen tries. The visitors got only three points in eleven chances from 15-foot mark. The Indians were somewhat slow in getting under way, but once they found themselves they easily pene trated the Hatchetite defense. Of the locals Gosnell and ('apt. Daily played ihe best games. Cook was the star of the visitors. In a preliminary engagement the Congress Heights Yankees defeated the Collegians. 62 to IT, ?MOTH J MKET BASKET Hit * Jn the Piney Branch neighborhood a lot of ambitious youngsters have organized a basket ball team thai, according to players, can take tb* pleasure of any other District quint in the 110-pound division. These ? Piney Branch boys style themselves the Cinco Juniors and they are ready * to show their "smoke" to any as- i pirant to the city title in their class. ? The Cincos now are booking engag*-- > menls. Teams desiring action should , telephone Manager Willis Furey. ? Adams 311, after 6:30 p.m. Kendall School quint is casting \ about for games with teams In the ; 110-120 pound class. Send chal- i lenges to the manager at Kendall Green. ^ Arlington Athletic Club will play f the Manhattans at Eastern High gymnasium tonight. The game will . start at 8:30 o'clock. Epiphany Junior* scored their ? fourteenth straight victory in a 30 to-7 encounter with Diamond Athletic t Club. Dean, who made eight scrim mage goals, starred for the winners. l.nSalle Athletic* Club *ants gam*-* with IC.-110 pound tennis. Send chal lenges to J. J. Kelly. 13o7 Emerson . street northeast, or_ telephone Lin coln after 5 p7rn:.~""r" Wnuhlnfton Arrows and Metropoli tans will he opponents tonight at the Palace court. They wiH awing into action at 7:30. Peck Athletic Club took the meas ure of the Stantons in a 19-to-lO en gagement. Robinson did some good goal shooting for the victors. Harrlshurg Apprentice Reserves were rather troublesome to the Sen ate Preps in a 17-to-13 game. Pep per. Senate forward, made several sensational goals. ' Pnrk View ran rough-shod over Epiphany, winning O0-to-l*>. Lang ford and Jermaine starred for the victors. Epiphany Center found the De Molay five an easy proposition in a 41 -to-15 encounter. Wilbur and Jones were best of the Epiphany team. Capital Sllenta shot their way to a 28-tol0 victory over the new V. M. H. A. quint. Scott performed in brilliant manner for the Silents. Webb's food shooting enabled the Wilson Normal Midgets to beat the Central High Flyweights. 30 to 18. Cohen did well for the losers. Arrow Athletic Club pointed the way to the Tigers in a 22-to-14 match. Sattey proved to be a re markable Tiger tamer. Trojan Athletic Club, a 70-pound quint, wants games. Telephone chal lenges to Manager Paul Bowdler, Lincoln 2209. Elliott Athletic Club took two games, beating the Roamer Reserves 27 to 17, and the Little Quincy quint 34 to 15. Lower Prices 20 now 18c 10 now 9c (Two 10"??18c) Virginia tobacco crosses no oceans to reach you It pays no ocean freight .... no import tax... no marine insurance. 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