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Sport Writers Condemn Dempsey-Willard Bout: College Track Meets Conflict
“DETRIMENTAL TO GAME,”
IS CONSENSUS OF OPINION
Majority of Sporting Editors, Representing Largest
and Most Influential Newspapers In Every Sec
tion, Denounce the Match.
”■ BY FAIR PLAY.
NEW YORK, January 22. —Leading boxing experts of the United
States today expressed themselves in the majority of as
strongly opposed to a return match between Jack Dempsey and
Jess Willard for the heavyweight championship of the world. Telegrams
from unprejudiced and fair-minded sporting editors, representing the
largest and most influential newspapers in every section of the country,
indicated unmistakably that the greater number considered that such a
match would be detrimental to the sport and an imposition on the public.
Os the thirty-four experts involved eighteen declared themselves as,
strongly opposed to such a match under any circumstances. Twelve de
clared that Willard should be given a chance to meet the man who over
whelmed him at Toledo provided he first proved his fitness against a
worthy opponent, and four expressed the belief that Willard was entitled
to another chance at the world titleholdcr.
The four experts who favor the
match advanced excellent arguments
In support of their stal'd. K. A.
Cronin, sporting editor of the Seattle
Times said: “Let them fghi again
and settle a burning argument. I think
Willard proved to fans out here that he
ean get in shape, and in such event
I can not see whore such a match
would Injure the game.
Wellington Jones, sports editor of
the Harrisburg Telegraph, wired,
'•fight fans In this section want to
nee a battle between Dempsey and
Willard, Patrons are clamoring for
more action and less controversy.
The sooner either Willard or Dempsey
. is licked the better for the ring
game."
Raymond Johnson of the Nashville
Tennesseean said: "Willard Is the
only logical opponent for Dempsey In
my opinion. Press dispatches say
ho Is in better condition than when
be fought Dempsey before. If that
is true I bellve he would last longer
than Brennan, Gibbons, Johnson or
any others.”
G. H. Scherwitz of the San Antonio
Light eald: “Dot them fight- It
will at least keep Dempsey from
going stale and maybe Jess really
vas caught unawares at Toledo.”
Many of Opposite View.
Opposed to these opinions were
many, of which the following are typi
cal: .T. Lynn Freder.burgh. St. Paul
Dispatch: "There is no public de
mand for this match. It ft merely an
effort, to pry open toe purses of tbe
Jan a for the benefit of Willard, Demp
sey anti the nroniotors."
Sporting Editor McGintry, Hartford
Times; "Don't think Willard should
light Dempsey. Age and physical con
dition not favorable."
Sandy McDonald. Duluth Dispatch:
“Matching Willard with Dempsey is
like putting a truck horse against
Man o' War."
■■ Carter Glass, jr., Lynchburg Ad
vance: "Consider a Dempsey-Willard
• match best method of getting rid ,of
Jess for good and all. Willard not
only too old. but never was real
championship fighter.”
Harry Bloom, Louisville Post: “Im
mune to humiliation, Willard is incap.
able of genuine desire to wipe out
Toledo defeat. He should not A>c
foisted on the public again.”
S. L. Clark. Utica Observer-Dispatch:
“Willard is simp y insisting upon pro
motion of a costly farce when he asks
a return match.”
It. H. Pippin. Baltimore News; “If
Willard wants to commit suicide, why
not let Jilrn try a Steve Erodle off the
Brooklyn bridge?” _ ,
Billy Bee, Fort Worth Star-Tele
gram: "One-eyed Connolly would fur
nish Just about as much opposition to
Dempsey as Willard.” ■
Leslie Coates. Salt Lake Desert
If ewe; "The fight could not possibly
go more than a round or two, and the
massacre at Toledo would be repeat
er. J. McCarthy. Manchester Deader:
They never come back. Willard is
too old for a second bout with Demp
• " Bob Plgue. Memphis News Scimitar;
“Such a bout would be a massacre
that would make a Turk toss his in
_ Piraments of torture into the ash cat. (
and consider himself a piK»r.
Want Willard Given Test.
Among those advocating that "A illard
be tried out against lesser opponents
■ were the following:
Marion T. Salazar. Sau 1 caucus- o ;
Bulletin • “If Willard wou'd fight and j
vt hip Gibbons. Flrpo or Floyd iohnsom (
be would eliminate all objection to a
. match with Dempsey.” I
Ed Bang. Cleveland News,. Jess
should be pitted against two or three
first-class heavyweights before being
allowed to mix with Dempsey.
George Berts, Portland. Ore., JournjU.
-Provided WUlard will fight one pf the
topnotchera of the heavyweight division
and show the fans he can get Into shape,
X would favor a return match witn
P W. y Cochran, Kansas City Journal-
Poet ■ “If Willard can defeat Johnson
and Gibbons he is entitled to a match
* Des Moines Register and
Tribune: “If Jess proves he’s logical
challenger by defeating Wills, Flrpo,
Johnson or Gibbons, would say be de
serves a return bout- ’
jj >■ Vlckerv, Denver Post: It would
boa great blow to the game to allow
Willard to meet Dempsey without some
test of his present strength.”
K. c. Paradis. Lowell Evening lead
er: "There ran be no real public de
.. mand for such a bout until WUlard de
feats one or two men with champion
ship prospects.”
11, G. Clark, Diuiville Register: A i
bout between Willard and Dempsey ]
should only b<» fought if it is beyond j
question that WUlard can get into con- ;
uition.” , „ . ,
Kenneth Todd. Houston Chronicle:
••If Jess Is actuated by other than a de
sire for the loser’s end, he should prove
bis worthiness of a return match by
taking on one, or two others to estab
lish his fitness."
Don Melville. Manchester Union: “In
order to consider matching the two.
Willard should be made to show he Is
in shape by defeating Wills, Gibbons or
Johnson.”
Would Damage the Sport.
As to the effect on the game, tbe
following comments are typical:
* Sandy Griswold, Omaha World-
Herald: "An attempt by a promoter
•Vo foist on the public another WII
‘ lard-Dempsey contest would be worse
than a crime and a most disastrous
blow to the game. No crookedness
on the part of promoter or fighter
could be as damaging in general
effect as this stupendous Imposition.”
Denman Thompson, Washington
Btar; "The society for the prevention
of cruelty to boxing should bar a
proposed Wlllard-Dempaey fiasco. It
could prove nothing except that Bar-
Jium was even more astute than sup
posed.”
J. B. Parke, Buffalo News: “I can
geo no reason In sportsmanship for
•ft. second Wlllard-Dempaey bout. It
would hurt boxing.”
v* John E. Wray, St. Louis Post Dis
patch; “A Wlllard-Dempsey bout
would bs a $1,000,000 box office crime
< against the public. Willard Insults
-> public Intelligence by asking sup
port.”
■x«R. C. Thompson, Indianapolis News;
farce like the Toledo affair
Would give pugilism two black eyes.”
•O' Editor Christian, Richmond News-
Leader: "The bout would boa trav
esty on the ring game.” *
W. A. Phelon, Cincinnati Tlmes-
Ktar declared: "Match between Demp
sey and Willard with Us Inevitable
termination, a quick knockout of
helpless beef, would be the worst con
fidence operation ever performed on
• the .jublla”
i Copyright, 3923)
NET EVENTS FOB HAVANA.
Vedado Tennis Club of Havana, will
’■* Atage tournoya during the winter.
•w.
SPORTS.
SIOO,OOO PURSE OFFERED
I FOR LEONARD-WALKER GO
XBWAHK, V. ■«- January Vi. —
“Babe" C.’ulnan, nintchinaker for
Frank Black, Newark boxing pro
moter, Has sent a letter to Billy
GibM«n. manager of Benny Leonard,
world lightweight champion, and
| .lurk Bulgur, mnnnger of Micky
Walker, welterweight ehnmpion,
I ottering them u purse of 9100,000
for a bout between both title
holders. (
TUNNEY TO ACT AS OWN
PILOT IN FUTURE BOUTS
NEW VORK, January 22.—Gene
; Tunney, idol of Greenwich Village,
i holder of an A. K. F. boxing -Cham-
J plonshlp and former wearer of
; the American light-heavyweight crown,
j and his manager. l>ank Bugley, have
severed business relations. A formal
j notice of the change has been sent
to the state boxing commission.
There was no quarrel, according to
both principals, and Tunney will man
age himself, in the meantime agree
ing to carry out bouts which Bagley
| has contracted for him.
If he has a return match with Harry
I Qreb for the light-heavyweight title,
Tunney will ask the boxing commis
sion for permission to declare Bagley
In on a part of his share of the purse
out of appreciation of their long as
sociation.
TITLE MEETS AT BALTIMORE.
Wrestling and swimming cham
pionships of the South Atlantic A. A.
U. are to be held in Baltimore. The
tank meet will be at Baltimore Ath
letic Club March 4 and the mat bouts
at the V. M. C. A. during tho week
starting February 16.
FIMREiAN FIGHT
IMP FDR MARCH 13
NEW YORK. January 22.—Lula An
gel Flrpo, Argentine heavyweight,
who is seeking a battle with Cham
j pion Jack DempJey for the world's
( title, will face s>i!l Brennan, Chicago
, veteran, in a fifteen-round bout at
Madison Square Garden on the night
of March 12. unless unexpected de
• voiopments compel a change in tbe
'plans' of Promoter Tex Rickard.
: Rickard said that he plans to hold
j the Firpo-Bfeunan encounter in ad
■ vance of the bout between Floyd
1 Johnson and Tom Gibbons, which is
j scheduled for March 19.
[ The Firpo-Brennan battle is ex
pected to furnish a convincing indi
cation of the South American’s quali
fications for a bout with Dempsey.
Flrpo must knock out Brennan to
get a bout with Dempsey, according
to Rickard.
The proposed Dempsey-Jess Wil
lard bout will be held on June 30,
as previously announced by Rlokard,
if consent can be obtained froin the
authorities. Rickard is determined
to send WUlard Into "the ring against
Dempsey without first submitting the
former champion to the test of a
"warm-up” bout.
GREB’S ME AT STAKE
IN BATHE WITH SHADE
/
i JERSEY City, January 22.—-Harry
j Grcb, the Pittsburgh boxer xvlth the
1 ring method of pugilistic octopus,
I will defend his American light-heavy
weight title against Billy Shade of
California in a twelve-round bout
tonight.
To gain tho crown Shad© musl
score a knockout, as decisions are not
given in New Jersey.
The two men fought a close de
clsionless fight In Pittsburgh Nov
ember 11. 1921.
seven-pond advantage In weight, but
since Greb regularly mixes with heavy
weights this is not expected to wor
ry the Pittsburgher.
CHESS CLUB WILL HEAR
CURRIER TALK SATURDAY
V. M. Currier, who ranks high
among the, younger chess players of
Washington, will lecture Saturday
night at file Capital City Chess Club
on “Traps In the Openings.” The lec
ture will be open to the public.
Norman T. Whitaker was undefeat
ed in the rapid transit tournament
feature of the activities at the club
last week. He took fifteen matches.
F. B. Walker and E. B. Adams each
won twelve and lost three. Records
of others follow: E. M. Knapp won
eleven and a half, lost three and a
half; W. H. Mulcheler won eleven,
lost four; li. B. Miller won ten. lost
five; J. L Walton won nine, lost six;
L. F. Schrader won eight, lost seven.
JOIE RAY MAY COMPETE 1
IN NEW YORK TONIGHT
NEW YORK, January 22. Joie
Ray, middle distance running star of
the Illinois Athletic Club of Chicago,
"whose suspension was lifted last
week by tho Amateur Athletic Union,
may reach here In time to compete In
the Indoor meet of the Samaelar Club
tonight. He Is entered In the Invita
tion run of 1,000 yards.
Other stars entered In She games
are Loren Murchison, St. Louis; Bob
McAllister, New York; Bernle Wofers,
Jr., of the New York Athletlo dub,
and Eddie Farrell of Ford ham.
TfiE EVENING STAR,, WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1923
“MY THIRTY YEARS IN BASE BALL ”
BY JOHN J . McCRAW,
—1 - - Manager New York Giants, Three Times World Champions.
(Eeleaied Exclusively Through the North American Newspaper Allis nan, *
Vase Ball Fan* Now Better
Sportsmen—Steve Bro
die and the Heckler —
Old “Well! Well!"
Washington 9 * Darkeyr
Rooter Who Was Will
ing to be Lynched.
> ' ___
< . • , ■ j
THE rowdyism that prevailed in
base ball in the earlier days
was not entirely due to the
players. Fans were -just about as
rough as the men on the field. In
fact, it was their encouragement of
rough tactics that egged the players ,
on. An attack on the umpire often ;
was a genuine treat for them.
Usually it was tho spectators who
gave the cue for a razzing of our
opimnents. To win at any cost was
just as much a slogan of the fans
as of the players. They w ould resort ’
to ail kinds of tricks to handicap 1
the opposition. A favorite practice, j
for instance, was for some enthusiast
to sit >n the stand with a small ;
mirror and throw a reflection of sun
light into the batter’s eye. That was!
considered good sport and perfectly i
proper.
In this day and time a man who j
did that would be frowned upop as i
a poor sportsman.
Sportsmanship Improving.
All over the country the sports
manship of the spectator Is improv
ing. There Is still room for Im
provement, thtovigh. Thirty years
ago the applauding of an opposing
team was looked upon as little less
than treason. It is very common now
for the stands to give the opposing
team, even an individual player, an
ovation.
In the larger cities, like New York. |
Boston and t'bfcago, applause Is given j
just as freely to the enemy as to the 1
home <luh. The old feeling of Intense I
partisanship still exists In a few of j
the cities, but it is rapidly disap- 1
peering. That, I think, is largely
responsible for the Increase in at- ,
tendance. People appreciate tho 1
wonderful playing of certain stars, j
and go out to see them regardless
of what team they play on. Formerly
the artistic work of these stars was ;
seen only through, a cloud of bitter;
partisanship. There was a feeling j
that no man on the other team could
do anything particularly meritorious. 1
JENNINGS HAD AVERAGE
OF .314 IN BIG LEAGUES
BY FREDERICK a LIEB,
THERE was no more famous bird on the old Orioles than the brick
topped Hughie Jennings, former "J£e-yah” manager of the Detroit
Tigers and now assistant manager of the world champion Giants.
Jennings was not a natural hitter when he came into the big leagues,
and weakness with the mace brought about his transfer from the Louis
ville to the Baltimore club. They taught Hughie to hit and run bases
on that famous congress of hitters and speed boys. Jennings hit .192
and stole one base in 1893, his third year in the majors. Two years
later he hit .386 and stole sixty bases. What an improvement!
It often has been said that hitters
are born, and not made. Aided by the
coaching of fellow Orioles, and his
own self-application, Jennings made
himself a hitter. As a player he al
ways was striving to Improve. In his
early minor league days he was a
wild-throwing catcher. He used to
bake out his arm every morning at
a brickyard and take the kinks out
of it. and developed Into one of base
ball’s foremost shortstops of all time.
Jennings was born at Pittston. Pa
on April 2. Is7o. and broke Into the
majors at the age of twenty-one,
playing hi? fivsf game on June I. 1891.
at Louisville, the Colonels playing .lie
Washington club. Hugh start-',l in his
big league career with three sacrifices
and a perfect day at short.
Hughie hit an even .300 in his first
year, but bis batting fell off badly
when Louisville entered the National
League In 1892. Hugh hit .232 in 1892
and slumped to .192 In 1893. Then fol
lowed the trade which sent him to
Baltimore, and opened the way for
Hughle’e Illustrious career.
Jenning*s average Jumped to .332 in
1894, leaped to .386 In 1896 and reached
Its high mark of .397 in 1896. Hughie
also became a dreaded base-runner.
HUGH AMBROSE JENNINGS’ MAJOR LEAGUE BATTING RECORD.
Compiled by AI Monro Ellas.
Year. Clnb, Lezgiin. G. A.B. H, H, XJB. S.B, V.C.
1891 Louisville American Asa. 81 Si* 4* 96 128 14 .300
1802 Louisville National 183 *B4 «« 137 171 24 .283
IHO3 Louisville sad Baltimore Nat. 38 135 12 25 31 1 .192
1894 Baltimore National 128 SOB 13S IBS 348 36 - JUTS
1896 Baltimore National 131 52S 150 204 363 60 .386
1806 Baltimore National 120 523 I ST, 208 251 73 .397
1897 Baltimore National 115 436 131 154 2M 60 .353
1898 Baltimore National 143 533 136 173 223 31 .325
ISO 9 Brooklyn National 63 223 44 07 02 18 .300
1 POO Brooklyn National *ll2 440 63 110 155 35 .270
1«*OI Philadelphia National 81 .*lO2 38 83 114 13 .274
1902 Philadelphia National...... 78 280 31 80 105 8 .277
Total 12 years 1,251 4,814 086 IJH.I 1,983 373 -114
HEN THRILLS 30.000
IN WE SRI EVENT
CHICAGO, January 22.—Harry Lien
of Chicago, who came to this country
from Norway a few months ago,
thrilled 30,000 spectators at Cary,
HI., near here, yesterday bjf carrying
away first honors in the International
ski tournament of the Norge Ski
Club.;
His longest leap on the artificial
slide constructed from snow ship
ped in from Minnesota and Canada
was 144 feet, but he made three per
fect jumps and piled up 316 rs points.
Ho was nearly the whole show In
the tournament, his chief opposition
being furnished by John Olsen of
Eau Claire, Wis., with a jump of 138
feet, while Karl Nllesen of the Norge
Club here came third, with a jump
of 137 feet.
Karl Nllesen, captain of the Norse
team, was first in the class A events,
with a Jump of 136 feet and 304
points. He fell on his trial, but was
able to negotiate the two champion
ship Jumps standing. LeMolne Bat
son f Eau Claire was second, with
293% points and Sven Welhaven of
the Norge Club was third, with 284
points. Batson had the longest
Jump of the afternoon, 15S feet, but
fell before reaching the flags. Hla
152-foot standing Jump was also the
longest of the day.
PLANS BEINGCOMPLETED
FOR CUE TITLE CONTEST
NEW YORK. January 22. —Arrange-
ments are being completed for a
championship pocket billards match
between Ralph Greenleaf ~of New
York, present world champion, and
Frank Taberskl of Schenectady, N. Y„
who retired undefeated with the same
title four years ago.
Tbe match would consist of six
blocks of 150 balls each, and prob
ably would be held in New York.
At any rate, such feats were never
welcomed or appreciated.
Support of Fans Valuable.
The spectators are really un Im
portant part of the game, even though
the piayers uo not trust their loyalty
any too much. Without the nolsv
to P gUrt W anH lt ' ,S Vfiry dlfflcuU
h-„ BU k ta l ,y sometimes, a %ud
don burst of enthusiasm and ’en
couragement puts the nItW« , n
llshmenf 8 ? U J««"l Sta*-
urmy* nt ° f morale and esprit In the
Our coaches to this day take ad
tora on*'wf,h* at by . ur * r,n * { '>e specta
a «*lng of the arm. It
is rare that a home crowd falls to
specially for certain play
r .I th . magrnetlc personality.
Ina-" th«* L!lI| brl(llc(i efforts at roast
! °PP°nentH. though, the fans
i« rnfid lh ? weapon against cer
tain players of the home club, if
wer- r'n r( ' a, ! ta 4r°n‘«ti<’. op if they
down on their jobs.
I,1 “ yor , lia: * little protection
! , lt !f u J ts of fana - He should
b . y th * nniplrta and the
LC ’ n * ots cases the‘police
are sympathetic with the insulting
spectator and wit] do nothtlng. Al-
I have maintained that ball
players should be protected from !n
--suit tac sajne as actors, but it is
pretty dlfiicult to work this out in
a practical way.
Foghorn Voices IMraliful.
In the old <\ays every town had two
OI " V.'. re, ‘ f a .n? noted for their trum
pet-1 ike voices who never missed a
game. -These fellows gained wide
reputation for fheir wonderful voices
ami for them Sayings. They were a
sort of institution. A fan was Just
as proud of such distinction as a
ball player If of hla batting average.
Walter Brodle. our centerflelder—
“Sleeve.” we called him—was often
the target for some of the shots from
these foghorn fans. Steve had little
imagination and his sense of humor
was not as keen as It should have
been.
Steve was going badly In Baltimore
for two or three weeks A certain
fan who always sat In the right field
bleachers made a point of aiming
sharp-edged darts at Wtcve every after
noon. Finally It sot on hla nerves.
At the end of the fourth Inning In a
game , with the Boston club —Bean-
caters they were called then—we
noticed Hteve trudging along the edge
of the right field stand with a ladder.
Having placed It against the wall
leading up to the bleachers. Steve
walked over to Willie Keeler,
Wanted to “Lei” lleekler.
“Say. Willie,” he whispered, “you
cover right and center this Inning
and IT! go up and get that guy. I’ve
got him spotted.”
It was with difficulty that we could
persuade Steve that he could not leave
ceuterfleld uncovered —that an Inning
! and In the three years from 1895 to
I 1897 he stole 193 bases, half of the
1 bases that he pilfered during his big
i league career. ,
I Hughie hit over .800 In soven of Hl*
twelve years as a big leaguer, scored
i over 100 runs five years In succession
I and twice cracked out over 200 hits
| a year. He closed bis big league
! career with a lifetime average of .314.
I His arm again went back on him in
I the latter part of his National T-eague
career, ard he played first base for
Hie Brooklyn and Philadelphia clubs.
Hughie then cast his lot with the
Baltimore . Intc rnationals a? playing
manager, and continued as a:: active
player until 1906. when be left Balti
more for Detroit, where he dazzled
the base ball world by winning three
championships in succession with the
Tigers.
Hugh Jennings holds the major
league record for getting hit In a sea
son, having forty-nine to his credit ir
1896. He also is tied with Evans o’
the St. Louis Nationals and Daniel?
of the Yankees for the most hit by a
pitcher In a single game, having p
total of three, when with Baltimore
on May 11, 1894, he was hit a trio
of times by Philadelphia’s pitchers.
Tips on Playing Basket Ball;
Correct Rule Interpretations
BY ED THORP
OFFENSE. —Tfie prime requi
site of a successful offense
consists in working the ball
down the floor. This is accomplished
by either passing or dribbling.
The most important point to be
impressed upon players is that' the
moment a pass has been made, the
passer must advance down the floor
ready to ycceivc the ball again, near
er the goal. Too often among un
trained teams, a player comes into
possession of the ball, and because
his teammates do not start down
the floor he does not know to whom
to pass.
If, upon recovery of the ball, the
players immediately dash down the
floor an offensive is launched. The
ball should’be passed to a teammate
in an advantageous position. It
must not be supposed that the ball
is always passed forward. Many
times situations arise in which it is
wise to pass to a man behind rather
than to a player in front who may
be guarded.
SARAZEN-HUTCH SCORE.
LOS AXGF.LES, Calif.. January 22.
—Gene Sarazen. national open and
profesalonaj golf champion, and Jock
Hutchiaon. former BrltlaK champion,
defeated Walter Britiah open
champion, and Jo© Kirkwood, Cali
fornia open rihamplon and former
holder of the Ahatrallan title-1 and 1,
in a match yeatarday.
played with eight men would make
the game Illegal.
“Willie can play 'em both,” he tn
elnted. “He’s good as two. I’ve got to
get that guy.”
A few day* later Steve got to hit
ting again and tho fan changed his
tactic*.
All tho older sane of New York, it
Is likely, remember old “Well. Well!”
This man had a voice that could be
heard a mile. Always at a critical
moment, when the crowd was silent
and tense, the booming voice would
be heard, “Well! Well!”
It la very difficult to give an Idea
of how that sounded If you did not
hear It. It always broke the tens.on
—brought a big laugh or applause.
Old “Well! Well!” waa a hlrtorlc
Institution In New York.
Washington'* Old Darkey.
Down In Washington there was an
old darkey of enormous stature —a
regular giant—who used to bit in the
far away bleachers and make remarks
about the game that kept the stands
In an uproar of mirth and often
threw the players off their stride.
This darkey wax witty as well as
loud.
One dav there was a pitcher «n the
box for Washington who had come
from the far south. I forget his
name, but I know his first name was
; Jimmy.
During that week the newspapers
1 were full of news and gossip abogt
several lynchlngs down south. This
' old darkey rooter knew, of course,
j that the pitcher came from the sec
| tlon where these /JO-called outrages
had occurred.
( We had three men on bases with
J two out. The next batter swung at
two curves-and misses them. It was
a tense moment for Washington. If
the pitcher could get one more strike
on the batter the side would be out
and the game saved. There was a
dead silence as the batter and pitcher
stood there facing each other. You
could have heard a pin drop.
Willing t« Be Lynched.
Suddenly a loud, booming voice
broke the silence,
j “My Gawd. Mr. Jimmy,” called out
the darkey rooter from the far away
| bleachers, “All 1 asks Is to git this
one over and —and —you can lynch
\ me tonight*”
The whole crowd broke into a roar
■of laughter. Both the pitcher and
: batter were so convulsed that the
: batter had to step out of the box and
wait. It was fully a minute before
Mister Jimmy couid pitch the ball.
And—he got the strike over.
in the deafening applause that fol
' lowed we couid Hear the darkey’s
i voice;
| “Yas. sir, I means It. Mister Jimmy,
; you kin Jes' name the spot.”
I (Copyright, 1923. t'nlied State* and Canada,
by tbe Chrlafy Walah Syndicate.*
PRO CLASS ESTABLISHED
FOR ‘BARNYARD’ GOLFERS
CHICAGO, Janaary 23.—Hone
ahoe pitching won added to tke list
of professional sport* today when
it became known that the execu
tive committer of the National
Horseshoe Pitchers' Association
had created a professional class.
la session yesterday tke com
mittee decided to add professional
classes to its midwinter cham
pionship tournament and its sam
is er event, the former to be held
tke grst week la Ft binary at Bt.
Petersburg, Fla., aad the latter
the first week in September at
Cleveland, Ohio.
Woman championships still re
main in tke amateur class.
YANKEE BALL
WIN MEIN HAWAII
Be the Associated Press,
HONOLULU, January 22. —Amer-
ican major league base ball plaj-ers,
who have been touring the orient,
won two games here today. They de
feated the A.sabl Japanese team,
17 to 0. and the all-Chinese cham
pions of thu Honolulu League, ItitoO.
Kelly hit three homers in the two
games and Falk. Hoffman and
Stengel each got one.
First Game.
r. n. e.
Vmericans 17 17 1
Tapanese 0 5 4
Batteries —Pennock, Hoyt. Bush and
Hoffman; Kugiay, Iwata, Kozukz and
Kozukl.
Second Game.
R. H. E.
Vmericans .............. J 6 16 1
Chinese 0 2 4
Batteries—Pennock, Hoyt, Bush and
Sewell; Luck, Yee and Kan, Yen.
FORDHAM SCHEDULES G. U.
NEW YORK, January 22.—Two
base ball games have been booked
with Georgetown by Fordham, one
to be played In Washington on April
4 and the other here on May 28.
Fordham also will meet Richmond IT.,
Virginia. Quantloo Marines and St.
John’s of Annapolis on Us southern
trip.
Question —In professional game, can
the referee put a, player out of game
for punching opponent?
Answer—Positively, yes.
Q. —Is a, member of faculty allowed
to referee or umpire in amateur
game?
A.—lt cannot be too strongly em
phasized that tho referee and um
pire of a given game .should not be
connected In any way with either of
the organizations represented, and
that they should be thoroughly com
petent and, impartial.
Q.—What is done if neither center
taps ball on Jump?
A.—ln both amateur and profes
sional games It is put in play again
at some spot.
Q. — A player is about to shoot for
basket, opponent hits ball outside.
Whose ball out of bounds*?
A. —'The opponent of the player who
hits ball out of bounds.
Q. —Does goal count If ball is In air
when double foul has been colled?
A.—Yes; under both amateur and
professional rules goal counts.
200 IN GOLF TOURNAMENT.
LOS ANGELES. January 22.—More
than 200 golfers, representing many
sections of the country, and Includ
ing Gene Saracen, national open and
professional champion, and Jock
Hutchison, formerly British open
champion, were entered In the south
ern California open championship
tournament starting today over the
Flint Ridge Country Club course.
DANCE AT SEAT PLEASANT.
Seat Pleawnt Athletic Association
will give a dance Thursday night at
Palmer Hall. Seat Pleasant, Md. The
affair will alart fit S o'clock.
GRIFFS ARE PROMINENT
AS BUSY MEN AFIELO
Washington players figured
prominently in notable defensive
work last season, according to
figures on Individual fielding ex
ploits for tke 1923 season, com
piled by Irwin M. Howe, official
statistician of the American
I.engue. in the matter of doable
plays First Baseman Judge, Bro
und Baseman Harris and Shortstop
Perkiapaugh topped all rivals in
their various positions, participat
ing in 127, 114 and 95, respective
ly, this trio also represent lag
Washington In the one triple plcy
credited to it. Harris also led all
keystone guardians in “big days.”
accepting tea chances In oae game
on eight occasions, eleven chances
three times and twice handling
thirteen nnd fourteen chances.
Itiee also Sopped the outfleldlng
coat:agent in tke matter of hav
ing busy afternoons nnd was tbe
only picket man to accept nine
chances in a single contest.
LIBERTY BASKETERS
LISTTHREEBATTLES
Liberty Club quint, which is to meet
the Epiphany Juniors tonight In the
first of tho two games preceding the
Yankee-Key ser Collegian match at
Central Coliseum, has a busy time
ahead. It 1(5 duo to meet the Epiphany
Eagles tomorrow night and the
Argyles in the Mount Pleasant Con
gregational Church gymnasium Wed
nesday night at 8 o'clock. The Ltb
erty.s want more engagements, how
ever. Telephone all challenges to
North 2658-W.
Knights of Columbns, Dominican
Lyceum, Aloyeius, Manhattan. Amer
ican Legion and Georgetown Ath
letic Club basketers are to meet to
night to plan for a series expected
to determine the amateur basikfet
ball championship of the District.
Casey fosser* easily disposed of the
Sparkplugs in a 70-to-l.", engagement.
In a preliminary’, the Mackins beat
the St. Dominic Juniors. 5S to 21.
Georgetown Prep Reserves rosed
out the Argyle Preps In a 17-to-16
encounter at Garrett Park. A late
rally accounted for the Georgetown
boys’ win.
With hellers tossing fi\e goals from
scrimmage and ’pocketing eleven of
thirteen throw© from the foul line,
the Georgetown Athletic quint
vanquished the Hyattyvllle National
Guards, 27 to 10.
Stanton Juniors beat the George
town Prep Juniors. 47 lo 19. Mit
chell of the winners starred.
An extra flve-mlnute period was
needed t>y Aloysius Club's big five to
score a 36-to-31 victory over St.
Martln'a quint of Baltimore. Me-
Naney and Farley did tho scoring In
the overtime session.
Yankee hasketers will go to Balti
more Wednesday to tackle the Para
mount*,. a sturdy team of the Mary
land metropolis. The game will be
played at the 4th Regiment Armory.
CONNOR Ml NOT PLAY
AGAINST EASTERN FIVE
Business High’s team will be minus
Its captain tomorrow when it tackles
the Eastern High quint In the second part
of the scholastic basket ball cham
pionship double-header at Central
Coliseum. Connor, leader of the
Stenographers and an all-high-school
forward last winter, has been 111 for
several days and is not expected to
return to school this week. His place
will be taken by Watt, who did so
well against Western last Friday.
Others in the Business line-up
probably will be Walker, forward;
May. center, and Greenwood and"
Furman, guards.- Eastern expects
to begin play with Hook and Kouda
bush, forwards: Jack Smith, rent**.-,
and Kessler and Capt. Cardwell!
guards.
The Western-Tech match is to open
the dual bill. It will he Tech’s first
appearance in the renewed series.
These teams are to take the floor
promptly at 3:15 o'clock.
ABOUT 2,500 GOLF LINKS
IN UNITED STATES HOW
CHICAGO. January 22.—Charles O.
Pfeil of Memphis, new president of
the Western Golf Association, has
I announced that he would follow up
the sentiment expressed at the annual
| meeting of the organization for the.
! promotion of pro rata golf clubs, so
that every person in the United States
might have a gplf course available for
play at least once a week at nominal
cost.
Definite plans to further the buiid
i ing of such links will be formulated
[at the earliest possible moment, sta
tistics presented at the meeting of
the association showed that during
the last ten years, despite the Inter
ference of the Mar, golf courses in
America had virtually trebled until
there were now some 2.500 links ex
taitt.
Plans have been announced for the
financing of the Chick Evans foun
dation, under which caddies from all
parts of the country would partici
pate in a meet each year in Chicago,
the winner to receive a college edu
cation as a prize.
The expenses of the players -would
be paid out of the funds of the foun
dation. Evans has prepared ten golf
lessons on phonograph records, which
will be sold among golf clubs through
out the country.
This is expected to raise about
SIOO,OOO, which will be administered
by trustees under the Western Golt
Association’s supervision to carry out
the plan.
U. S. WOMAN.GOLFERS
TO SEEK BRITISH TITLE
NEW YORK, January £2.—While
America may encounter difficulty In
mobilizing Its bekt amateur golfers
among the men for tho Invasion of
England this season, woman stara
promise to be well represented in an
effort to carry British championship
heights. Both title events abroad are
scheduled In May, the former at Deal
and the latter at Somerset.
Mlsa Glenna Collett of Provident*,
R. 1., who captured the national
championship last year, has an
nounced her intention of seeking the
laurels now held by Miss Joyce Weth
ored. Miss Colldtt is assured of at
least one able associate In Miss Edith
i ununlugs of Chicago, who I? now
abroad.
Several other woman experts are
expected to accompany the champion,
possibly Including Mies Alexa Stirling
of New York and Atlanta, former
queen of American links.
SHY AS TO SWIMMING.
Harvard ha« no equipment to foster
swimming.
IDENTICAL DATES INJURE
ATHLETICS IN THE SOUTH
With Conference Games at Montgomery and S. A. 1.
A. A. Events at Richmond May 11 and 12.
One Set or the Other Must Suffer.
BY H. C. BYRD. ' (
AN undesirable conflict, in many ways unfortunate if carried out, in
dates of the two big collegiate track and field meets in the south
will occur if the southern conference persists in its avowed inten
tion of holding its championship games at Montgomery, Ala. on May 11
and 12, second Friday and Saturday in May, the days on which the meets
of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association have been held
for years, and on which they are scheduled this spring at Richmond, Va.
The possibility of a conflict in dates was taken up during the holi
days in New York in an effort to straighten out the situation, and it was
announced then by those in authority that the southern conference would
change its date to May 18 and 19. and continue the championships on the
third Friday and Saturday in May. This was not done, though, because
recent literature advertising the meet for May 11 and 12 has been sent to
members of the conference. ,
MOLLA IS GOING ABROAD,
BUT NOT TO WIMBLEDON
Ey the Associated Pres*.
IVKW YORK. January 22.—Mrs.
Molls BJarstrt Mallory, national
svourn’a teaals champion, will
sail for France on Ike Olympic
February JO In quest of a return
ntaleh daring the winter season on
the Klviera with Mile, Busanne
Lenglen, her conqueror last sum*
mer at Wimbledon.
This annonnorment was made
today hy her husband. Franklin
I. Mallory, hew \ork broker, who
will accompany hdr.
Contrary.to expectations, how
ever, the Amerleaa titleholdcr will
not make another atempt to cap
ture the world grass court crown
fit Wimbledon, Mallory declared.
Bhe pinna to take part la four
tournaments dating February nnd
March in the resort region and re
turn to the United States in April.
FOUR DUCKPIN TEAMS
HAVING A REAL RACE
Four evenly matched teams are
battling for top honors In the Engi
neer Reproduction Plant Duckpin
League. Browns and Yanks are tied
for the lead with eight wins in fif
teen games and the Braves and In
dians share third place with seven
victories and eight defeats. Here
are the averages:
STAKED* Q OF TEAMS.
Games. Woo. Ixwt. Pet.
Brrrni 16 8 7 .638
Yanks 15 8 7 ,633
Brave* 15 7 8 .466
Indians 16 7 8 .466
INDIVIDUAL AVERAGES.
BEOWNS,
O. H.G. H.S. St. Sp. Are.
EowdybnsS 16 114 806 3 23 96-11
Knott 9 112 813 0 It »5-4
Ksllonbsch IB 128 259 5 18 93-8
Gardner 15 10* 288 3 13 86-1
Harbin 6 92 247 3 0 79.4
. YANKS.
BorUy 15 107 804 8 It 93-19
Fischer 10 130 822 4 21 93-11
Refers 13 111 9*2 6 9 93-2
Goldberg 15 109 803 2 14 99
Sender 12 106 283 1 10 86-9
BRAVES.
Oberheim 12 105 . 299 2 19 94-7
Herndon 12 110 *2»l 8 13 89-6
Loughrey 18 90 974 1 12 16-6
Keeehsra 16 106 286 2 8 83-8
Twymxn ........ 9 M ‘MI 1 4 79-4
INDIANS.
Zeller » I*B 330 4 19 108-8
Ovens ~15 116 298 8 IS 93-11
Shuler 12 103 280 X 16 90-8
Totten 3 102 287 0 3 88
Yarborough 12 102 289 4 9 87-4
Doivn the Alleys
Philadelphia and Washington girls
will meet in the second half of tho
intercity match at Grand Central
alleys Saturday night, February 3.
Last Saturday night's match between
these two teams, which the local girls
won easily, created something of a
sensation in the Quaker City. Instead
of dampening their ardor the Phila
delphia bowlers and their friends be
came enthusiastic over the match and
their manager said that they were
coming down here In a special train
and promised a better contest.
Manager Jim Baker of the locals
also believes the Philadelphia girls
will do better here, as they appeared
panic-stricken by the work of the
capital rollers. When the Washing
ton girls reached Philadelphia they
were met by a committee. A ride
around the city was followed by a
banquet at the High Twelve Club, a
Masonic organization.
Johnny Veath accompanied the team
to Philadelphia and hie coaching dur
ing the match was invaluable. Johnny
has been 111. but ho couldn’t resist
the lure of the important'match.
At the conclusion of the match
Lorraine Gulll of Washington and Dot
Miller of Philadelphia Indulged In a
three-game contest, and tho former
won handily, with 140. 120 and 114.
Miss Miller’s games were 91, S 6 and
[B4. When it Is considered that only
two balls were used and Miss Gulll
had rolled In the big match, her work
was of the sensational order.
Probably the next time the Terminal
Ice bowlers accept a challenge from
Alexandria they will not use what
they called a ”No. 2’’ te&m, as they
were trimmed good and plenty Satur
day night. Alexandria smashed the
pins for 854. 567 and 667, a total of
1,688, while the Icemen were check
ing up 609, 549 and 488, for 1,646.
Ballinger of the winners did the best
work, with a set of 347 and high
game of 126. A return match In thla
city Is awaited with Interest.
WILL COACH VERMONT.
BURLINGTON, Vt„ January 32.
Ray Collins and Lajry Gardner, who
signed up with the Boston Red Box
at tho completion of their college
career? at the University of Vermont,
have been elected coaches of base
ball at their alma mater.
Radiators and Fenders
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SPORTS
Just what effect this will have on
the South Atlantia Intercollegiate
A. A. meet at Richmond cannot ex
actly be foreseen. South . Atlantic
championships at Richmond, witl-
Georgetown’s stellar aggregatlo:
competing, probably will not seem a.
enticing as southern championship
at Montgomery without the Blue am.
Gray. In other words. It probably
will be easier for University of Vir
ginia or Virginia Polytechnic, Tn?t:
tutc to win the southern champion
ship, covering track and fi*-ld laurel?
from Maryland to Louisiana, than to
win the South Atlantic championship,
covering only from Maryland to North
Carollna.
Whnt May Happen.
Natural Inference is that some of
the men who ordinarily would com
pete at Richmond will go to Mont
gomery instead. Perhaps Virgin!*.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Wash
ington and I*ee. Maryland, Nor!!:
Carolina University and North Caro
lina State Colleg*-, members of the
Southern Conference who also ar”
members of the South Atlantic Inter
collegiate Athletic Association, raa;
from a sentimental point ~j’ \i. .'
stick with the South Atlantic Inter
collegiate Athletic Association if
change in the date of the Souther;
Conference games le not effected, bu'
it is doubtful if thev could do s .
longer than this year because of the
way in which their general athletic
Interests are tied up more strong!,'
with the much larger organization.
An appeal has beer dire- red to Prof
S. V. Sanford of tho University of
Georgia, president of the Southern Co:.-
ference. in an effort to get the Southern
Conference dates changed. If the ap
peal is not productive of desired re
sults, ‘Virginia, Maryland, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, W*ashir.rton and
Lee. University of North Carolina and
North Carolina State College will b“
compelled to get together and determine
what shall be their action. No doubt
ail will act together, either staying with
the South Atlantic meet or sending their
representatives to the Southern Con
ference affair.
May Kill S. A. L A,
A conflict of dates In the two meets is
regrettable, as something that has been
freely predicted for some time t-iay b--
caused thereby—the demise of the South
Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Asso
ciation. Such an outcome would take
away from the aireadv too few oppor
tunities track and field men in this se -
lion have of showing their capabilities.
There is plenty of room for the South
Atlantic meet to Continue attd realiv i.r,
reason why It should not. And undoubt
edly all schools in the South Atlantic
section are hoping it will.
WILLIAMS AND RUPERT
SCORE AT TRAP SHOOT
F. P. ’Williams woh the high gun
spoon and J. F. Rupert the handicap
spoon at the weekly shoot of Wash
ington Gun Club The former broke
95 of 100 targets. Rupert hit 50 of 45
thrown. Other scores:
J. Marcey. 94x1v0: if. A. Emmond,
92x100; A. A*. Parsons. 87x100: W. D.
Monroe. 86sto0; Nelson T'ranklyn, 76x
100; J. t*. Wynko.ip, 59x75; <’. T-’aw
sett. 46x50: Phelps. 4-1x50: H. Marcej
41x50: H. 3*. Sirino. UsxSO; Conuell:
NAVY WILL NOT ENTER
COLLEGIATE REGATTA
ANNAPOLIS. Md., January 22.
Rear Admiral Wilson, superintendent
of the Naval Academy, has announced
that the Navy crew would not take
part in the collegiate regatta this
year. The objection raised by naval
authorities Is that, owing to the race
being held June 28. It necessitates the
oarsmen losing a considerable por
tion of the summer practice cruise.
In many cases the same youths would
lose It two or more summers. The
Navy has won the regatta for the last
two years, each time lowering the
course record.
COLUMBUS. Ohio. January 22.
More than 160.000 persons saw foot
hall games played in Ohio State Uni
versity’s new stadium during the 1922
season. The total receipts were
$229,743.50. Fiv« games, including
three westren conference contests
were played in the stadium
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