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Carnegie Foundation Findings May Furnish Next Sensation in Collegiate Sport
WILL MAKE INTERESTING
READING, IT IS DECLARED
Athletic Books of Many Institutions Are Thrown
Open to Investigators—Story of a “Bought
Eleven” Is Due to Be Told.
BY LAWRENCE PERRY.
NNEVT YORK. January 4
Probably the next great sen
sation In intercollegiate sport
will be the publication of the
findings of the Carnegie
Foundation, which has been making
a country-wide investigation of all
phases of competitive and intro- ,
mural sports in institutions of higher i
learning.
That report is going to make in- i
teresting reading, and who knows j
what will follow it?
So far very little in the way of !
definite fact has leaked out concern- I
ing the findings of the investigators.
Rut the country has been filled with
rumors.
What lias happened so far has
been the arrival at the athletic offices
of various colleges and universities
at various times of one or more
clean cut. businesslike individuals,
who shake hands cordially with the
athletic directors, wish thorn good
morning and then request that an
records and ledgers relating to sport
be placed in their possession.
“If,” remarked Ronieyn Derry,
graduate manager of athletics at Cor
nell, the other day, “these Carnegie
fellows have gone through every col-,
lege the way they went through Cor
nell University they are surely
stocked ui) with a huge mass of in
formation. One thing is certain:
They know all about Cornell that j
there is to know."
Mel With Rebuke.
At one prominent Eastern univer- j
sitv the visiting sleuths got shprt j
shrift. In effect, according to the
story, they were more or less politely
informed that the conduct of athletic
affairs at that institution was pecu
liarly and privately the business of
the college in question. So the investi
gators departed empty .handed.
It takes a lot of courage thus to
defy an organization so important as
the Carnegie Foundation, and many
an athletic director who lacked the
nerve to present an attitude so stiff
necked is wondering just what dire
fate will befall this seat of learning.
One thing seems certain—only self
satisfied consciousness of an all-em
bracing rectitude would warrant a
stand of this sort.
One yarn growing out of the inves
tigation which seems to have a good I
ILLINOIS SETS PACE
FOR BIG TEN QUINTS
By the Associated Pre^s.
CHICAGO, January 4.—lllinois has j
taken the lead in the Western Con
ference basket hall race with a
12 victory over Minnesota at Minns-j
spolis in the curtain-raiser of the Big ,
Ten cage season.
Four other conference teams nlayed
their last practice contests last night j
In preparation for the main get-away
next Saturday night.
Two of them —Chicago and North-,
western —Cell before Midwestern op
ponents. while Wisconsin and Ohio,
State were victors over Eastern ;
squads in two interest •..•tional contests.
lowa Stale took Chicago’s measure.
”8 to 18, here, and Notre Dame
trimmed Northwestern, 27 to 21. on j
the Purple’s home floor. Syracuse j
fell before Wisconsin. 31 to 24, in a
game played at Cleveland, and Ohio
State triumphed over Pittsburgh. 48
to 23. at Columbus.
Indiana, one of the four teams
which tied for the conference title last
season, and a strong prospect for the
new campaign, engages in its last
preliminary against Carleton College
at Bloomington tonight, while Alichi-,
gan engages the University of Mary- j
i md at Ann Arbor.
COMES FROM AUSTRIA
TO ENTER LONG SWIM
Br the Assoi-iated Press.
LOS ANGELES. Calif.. January 4. j
The array of swimming talent in train- ;
ing for the 840,000 Wriglev marathon
channel swim, schedul J for January j
15. was augmented today by six swim- j
rners of note, who planned to irnme- j
diately begin their preparations for j
the event.
Antony Isele came the longest dis- i
tance to have a crack at the “pot of
gold” at stake, having traveled from j
Constance. Austria. Isele had
only enough money to pay his ex- j
penses to New York. There he ob- j
lalned a job in the galley on the. liner j
Mongolia and worked his way to lais !
Angeles. He claims to hold a num- j
l,»er of swimming records made on
i,ake Constance.
From the eastern part of tlie United
States came the five others. Louis
Timson of Lynn. Mass., representing
ihe American Legion of that State,
is one of the latest arrivals. He ac
companied Gertrude Ederle and Mrs.
Ulemington Corson on their successful
swims of the English Channel
Others reporting were Hardy J.
Reynolds, claimant of the Ohio long
distance championship: Miss Ethel ,
Ilertel, representing the Now York
Women’s Swimming Association: Rote
Myers of Cincinnati and Miss Pauline
Jackson of New York.
WHITNEY HORSES SCORE i
124 TIMES FOR RECORD*
NEW YORK. January 1 U?).— Turf j
statistics for 1926 reveal 124 victories ,
for the silks of Hairy Payne Whitney
as a record • never before equaled in j
turf history.
The winnings i f his horses. *410,500. j
were lower, however, than the mark
of $438,000 made by the 11. F. Sin- ,
clair stable in 1923. with the aid <>l j
the mighty Ze\.
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grid stars on pro five.
ROCKFORD, 111., January 4 </P). -
Ralph "Moon" Baker, Northwestern
University all American halfback,
made his debut in professional basket
ball here last night, playing with the
Rockford Burr team, which was de
feated by the Chicago Bruins, 37 10.
Rex Enright, former Notre Dame foot
ball star, also played with the Burr
quintet.
CHAPMAN Vg. BASS AGAIN.
NEW YORK, January 4 (/P>.—Red
Chapman of Boston, disqualified for
fouling Benny Bass in the first round
of their recent featherweight cham
pionship elimination fight in New
York, is to have another chance. Tex
Rickard shortly will toss the same
pair into the ring again.
Germany is making extensive prep
arations for her return to the Olym
pics. and figures on being second to
tlie United States in track sports.
SPORTS.
basis of credibility relates to a certain
college possessing foot ball material
which would not normally have drifted
to that institution. The time came
when several alumni who had guar
anteed expenses of one sort or another
reneged on their obligations, and it
fell to the college either to raise the
necessary funds or to lose the major
part of its foot ball eleven. The funds
were raised and the team retained, but
it. is understood that once was regard
ed as sufficient; the institution wants
no more elevens of that sort, and, so
minded, the authorities gave the Car
m-gic people what is colloquially
known as an earful.
If now appears that Princeton and
the Navy did not hook up on a foot
hall date in 1927 because of a misun
derstanding. The Navy autnorities,
according to the story, heard that
Princeton did not intend to play the
Midshipmen next season, and so the
Annapolis authorities went ahead and
booked Notre Dame for an October
date.
When it became known that Prince
ton’s attitude toward a game with the
Middies had been misapprehended the
Navy proposed the second Saturday in
October as a date for old Nassau. It
was declined with thanks. Too early.
Another undefeated college eleven
in the season of 192(i must be placed
on the honor role South Dakota
State. The Jack Rabbits won the
North Central Conference champion
ship and, besides, defeated St. Louis.
Detroit and Hawaii. Creighton, which
held the Kansas Aggies to 12 points,
was tied by State on a muddy field.
The University of South Dakota tied
State on a snow-eovered field when
the latter’s best hack, Kelley, was ill.
This boy Kelley, by the way, must
be a corker. He carried the ball 14ii
yards against North Dakota State,
ran 85 yards to the touchdown that
beat North Dakota, conqueror of Mar
quette: raced yards for a touch
down against Morningside and threw
passes for two others. He ran 43 yards
against Creighton on a flooded field,
kicked the field goal that beat Detroit,
threw the pass which gave his team
the wining touchdown at St. Louis
and kicked three field goals against
Hawaii.
All of which reveals another grid
iron flower which blushed unseen, na
tionally speaking, in the Fall of 1926.
TUNNEY’S TASK TOUGHER
THAN HIS PREDECESSORS
NEW YORK. January 4 </P).
Gene Tuntiey has more worthy op
position than any previous world
heavyweight ohutnp'on, says Wil
liam Muldoon, 81-year-old boxing
autheri.y, who trained John L.
Sullivan.
He expressed the opinion that
Jack Sharkey, Jiniiny Maloney,
Jack Delaney, Jack Renault and
several others probably could have
beaten the old-time champions
under present ring condition. The
title holders in the early history of
American pugilism had little worth
while opposition, lie said.
“A present-day fight crowd
wouldn’t stand for the type of
bouts that were the custom years
ago.” he continued. “They used to
fiddle around for five or six rounds
without a blow being struck. The
crowd today would insist on them
being tossed out of the ring.”
BOYS’ Y SWIMMERS
TOPPED BY MACAFEE
Capturing four of five exeats in tiie
110-pound class. Colin Macafee totaled
20 points to take, individual scoring
honors in the thirteenth annual Bet s’
Y. M. C. A. swimming meet. Macafee
won the 100-foot dash, free style: 50-
foot breast stroke, medley race and
the fancy dives event.
Norman Smith topped the field in
the 95-pound class, with 13 points.
Meet summaries follow:
(GVl’ouncl ('lan*.
50-ft. free *-t.vle —Won by Jaek T'vigg:
second. Jaek Perry. Time. 0 minuter
Medley race, 50-ft. free style. 50-ft back
stroke—Won by Norman Smith- second.
Gerard: third, Carroll Mitchell. Time, 34
4-5 seconds
50-ft.. lesrs only—Won b,\ Carroll
Mitchell: second. Homer Wills: third. Jack
Perry. Time. 14 3-5 seconds.
Novelty pan race—Won by Bill Fry sec
ond Norman Smith: third. Gerard. Tune,
11 2-5 seeonds.
Fancy divine—Won by Norman smith:
second. Bill Fry.
I 10-Pound ( lass.
100-ft. dash, free style—Won by Colin
Macafee; second. Oliver Pair an. Time. 16
seconds.
50-ft. breast stroke—Won by Colin Mttca
fee: second, Oliver Pagan. Time. 8 4-5 sec
onds.
Medley race—Won by Cohn Macafee: sec
ond, Oliver Pagan: third, Ashby Beckham.
Time. 183-5 seconds
Recovery race—Won by Oliver Pagan.
Time. 30 seeonds.
Fancy diving—Won by Colin Macafee.
Officials included Janies S. Hawley,
Boyd Hinds, Ixigan Ratliffe, Arthur
Storey, Dean Longfellow. L. W.
Chandler, William M. Wilson and Ear!
B. Fuller.
CHICAGO, January 4 (A 3 ). — The
Woman's Western Golf Association
championship will he decided <m* the
links of the Luke Geneva Country
Club, Lake Geneva. Wis., oti Au
gust 22.
Clje Cbeitiitg Star
N§}7 BOYS CLUB
Here’s the first foul-shooting tourna
ment of this basket ball season —with
all the trimmings.
First, we’ll have a sketch showing
how the shots are to be made:
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Each boy takes ten tries for the
basket from the foul line. That's
stunt No. 1.
No. 2 stunt gives each boy five
tries from a position five feet hack
of the foul line. /
No. 3 stunt and No. 4 stunt give
three shots each from positions five
feet to the right and livoCfeet to the
THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, 1). C.. TUESDAY, JANUARY 4. 1927
SWEETSER. IMPROVING.
MAY PLAY IN TOURNEYS
By the Associated Press. *
NEW YORK. January 4.
After a flying visit here to consult
physicians, Jess Sweetser turned
back toward Asheville, N. C’., today
with permission to increase his
daily golf practice from 9 to 18
holes.
He disclosed intentions of play
ing in two events next Mummer —
Hie gold niashie tournament at
Newport, R. 1., and the national
amateur championship.
The British amateur champion,
who has been making a light for
health in the South since his re
turn from England last Summer,
announced himself as gratified
with the results of Ills physical
examination here. His weight was
placed as approximately 200
pounds.
Sweetser said he expected to re
turn hece about -May 1.
BUSINESS TO TACKLE
FIVE AT ALEXANDRIA
ALEXANDRIA, Ya.. January 4. —
Business High School of Washington,
will try to avenge a 24-to-22 basket
ball defeat suffered at the hands of
the St. Mary’s Celtics last season
when the teams meet at the Armory
hall in this city tomorrow night at
8:30 o’clock.
Alexandria High tossers open
their campaign in the second athletic
District championship series Friday
night, playing Warrenton High School
on the Warrenton court.
George Mason entertains Man
assas High of Manassas. Ya.. here
Friday night in a second athletic' Dis
trict series contest, at Armory hall
at 8:15 o'clock.
Washington and Lee High tossers
of Ballston, will go to Leesburg, Ya..
to play Leesburg High in a second
District game, Friday night.
Alexandria and Washington and
Lee High Schools placed four men each
on the all-second-District foot ball
team, selected by Coach A. G. Sim
monds of Washington and Lee High
of Ballston. Ya. Warrenton High
had two players named, while the
other player on the first eleven was
picked from the George Mason squad.
The team follows: Brust, Washington
and Lee, right end; Rollins, George
Mason, right tackle: Barnett, Alexan
dria, right guard; Clements, Washing
ton and Lee, center; Whitestone,
Alexandria, left guard: Moffett, War
renton. left tackle: Austin, Warren
ton. left end; W. Travers, Alexandria,
quarterback; D. Young, Washington
and Lee, left halfback; O. Young,
Washington and Lee, right halfback;
McMenamin, Alexandria, fullback.
#
Episcopal High School opens its
1927 basket ball season, playing Tech
High of Washington here on Jan
uary 12.
St. Mary’s Celtics will entertain
Eastern High tossers of Washington
in the Armory hall here tomorrow
night at 8:15 o’clock.
SUZANNE’S ABSENCE
IS NOT DISTURBING
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By the Associated Pre*!>.
MONTE CARLO. January 4
Suzanne Lenglen's defection from
tiie ranks of amateur tennis has not
caused a single murmur of protest
along the Riviera-
Leading club secretaries seem
agreed that “Lenglen did the right
thing at the right time.” They gen
erally believe she was at the top of
her form last season and that an
other two years would have seen her
fighting hard to keep her title.
“If Suzanne can come home and
retire in 1928 with an income of
$5,000 a year, there is no one who
would question her move,” one said.
The difficulties regarding amateur
standing, however, are seriously
bothering the Riviera tennis world.
Following the sensational disclosures
of last year relative to tennis balls,
hotel reservations and the ease with
which the “non-pay pass key to* the
city " was handed io tennis stars who
drew a crowd, the lines have been con
siderably tightened.
The Rieviera tennis world looks on
all this as distasteful and a commit
tee is working overtime to check up
on the activities of the various play
ers in order to avoid any further
trouble.
INDOOR PUTTING EVENT
ATTRACTS D. C. GOLFERS
Driven indoors by cold and wet
weather, many local golfers will com
pete in a putting tournament at Mil
ler's Golf School, starting today. Qual
ifying rounds will he played today,
with the dates for match play rounds
to be announced later. ,
The putting events attracted good
fields last year. Prizes will lie award
ed to the winners and runners-up.'
WINTONS ARE PLANNING
FOR GRIDIRON BANQUET
Plans for a foot ball banquet to
celebrate their win of the District
150-pound championship, will be dis- j
cussed by the Wintons tonight. Man
ager Goldberg expects all members
of the team to attend the meeting at
the clubhouse.
After winning the District title, the
Wintons defeated the Clarendon Lyons,
claimants of the northern Virginia
title, (hen trounced the Baltimore
Yeilovvjackets.
left of the first position taken on the
foul line.
Five feet to the left of position
No. 2 and five feet to the right of
position No. 2 vyill- mark the posi
tions for stunts No. 5 and No. 6.
Each contestant will get two shots
from No. 5 and two shots from No. 6.
That’s a total of 25 shots. The
shooter who makes the most baskets
in 25 tries is the winner of the tour
nament. in case two or more hoys
tie for the honor then there will be
n toss-off, each boy trying one shot
from each of the six positions.
Name a referee or a scorer for the
tournament. The referee will decide
all points. And the scorer’s record
will he official.
Take the floor fifteen minutes or
half an hour before the tournament
starts to do your practicing.
But. if you want to steal a march
on the other fellows, practice a few
shots at home before going to the
scene of the tourney.
Next—Great Michigan coach d«-
crihes the “push shot.”
I CoP.VTIKht. 1020.1
STRONG FIVES TO START
SCHOOL TITLE CAMPAIGN
Central and Western, Due lo Clash Friday, Held
Most Capable of Public Scholastic Teams.
Business Defeats St. John’s.
WHEN Central and Western
High fives take the floor
at the Arcadia Auditorium,
Friday afternoon at 3:15
o’clock in the first game of
the public high basket ball title series,
followers of the schoolboy teams will
see in action two combinations regard
ed a*s front-rank contenders for the
crown.
Despite the loss of stellar perform
ers, both Coaches Bert Coggins of
the Blue and White and Dan Ahearn
of the Georgetown boys have man
aged to develop fast, smart quints
that have demonstrated their worth
in recent games.
Among victims of the Central toss
ers are: St. John’s that was twice
beaten; Maryland School for the Deaf
of Frederick, Forest Park of Balti
more. Woodward School and Central
Alumni. Close tilts have been lost
by Coggins' charges to Strayer’s, Bal
timore City College and St. Mary’s
Boys’ Club cagers of McSherry
town, Pa.
Central has been using as its first
string lineup, Forrest Burgess and
Pete Nee, forwards: Sam Tash, center,
and Capt. Swift and Crouch, guards.
Western has drubbed Woodward
School, St. Mary’s Celtics and George
Washington Freshmen. A beam's
proteges suffered their first defeat
recently at the hands of the strong
Alumni quint of the school.
Dependables of the West End school
squad from which Ahearn is to select
his starting line-up include, Sam
Combs. Dan Garber, Alton Buseher,
Bob Wilson, Capt. Walker. Warren
Rabbitt, O'Daniel, Doyle and Wolcott.
Immediately following the Central-
Western match Business and Tech
will clash. Although both the Stenog
raphers and Manual Trainers have a
My 25 Years on the Gridiron
BY WILLIAM A. ROPER,
HEAD COACH PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
XXXVII—How Foot Ball Helps the Student.
Dean Christian Gauss of Princeton,
in discussing university problems at
an alumni gathering recently, said,
with considerable emphasis: “For my
part, I wish we played foot ball every
Saturday during the college year. My
job during the foot ball season is
much easier, as far as enforcing disci
pline in the university goes, than at
any other time.”
Dean Gauss hit the nail on the
head. The temptations surrounding
the college boy today have increased
teYifoUJ sine I was an undergraduate.
The automobile has eliminated dis
tance. Most, if not all. of our univer
sities and colleges are within easy
reach of half a dozen cities and towns.
The college or university undergradu
ate is not going to spend his entire
time in study. Nor do I believe he
should. What is he going to do, then,
when he is not studing? Certainly he
is not going to sit down, fold his arms
and meditate. Quite the contrary, he
is going to be up and doing, for he is
full of animal spirits, vitality and en
thusiasm.
Foot ball offers a partial solution.
During the foot ball season 99 per
cent of the undergraduates in almost
every college and school in the land
are at the foot ball field every Satur
day afternoon—out in the clear, brac
ing Autumn air, and, which is more to
the point, out of mischief and out of
the way of temptation
As to “Grand Stand” Spirit.
Sometimes 1 hear wei! meaning peo
ple. even people who know a little
about the surface of the game itself,
speak slightingly of foot ball enthusi
asm in the colleges. Side line and
grand stand spirit, they call it. And
if it were true that such an atmos
phere breeds a tendency to take one's
own exercise on the bleachers, I
should agree with them in part at
least. But I find it strongly effective
in exactly the opposite direction. The
more you can rouse foot hall enthusi
asm in a man utterly unable to play
the game the easier it becomes to per
suade that man to develop his body
and to keep it in decent running
repair.
More men go out to play soccer
or tennis or golf in a college where
foot ball interest is keen than where
it is not, and, of course, the goal
toward which every athletic director
is working is to get as many stu
dents as possible to participate in
some sort of athletics.
Newspaper reports of tremendous
receipts from foot ball games some
times give well meaning people the
idea that the game is run for some
body's profit. Perhaps in some cases
these receipts are not altogether
wisely used, but in the vast majority
of instances every penny is managed
as carefully as it would be in any
big business and applied scientifically
to the general athletic needs of the
university.
The college foot ball game is not
run for profits. It is a spectacle
incidentally, and not primarily, and
the student bodies whose rivalry
makes It possible are hosts for the
day to a body composed mainly of
graduates and their friends, each of
whom makes a contribution to the
general athletic fund of both colleges
which is gratefully received and
wisely used.
What the Coaches Did.
To counteract the extravagant
statements that are sometimes made
about the excessive demands on the
foot ball players’ time and its inter
ference with college work, the Foot
Rail Coaches’ Association, which is
composed of all the leading foot ball
coaches in the country, adopted a
resolution recommending that practice
sessions should never exceed two
hours and that full practice should
not start prior to September 15, un
less college actually had opened. In
the discussion that preceded the itdop
tion of this resolution it v<as the
consensus of opinion that such limi
British and American Conflict
In Golf Dates May Be Avoided
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Jan
uary 4 (A 3 ). —The conflict is
dates of the American and
British open golf champion
ships this Summer will be
eliminated if success attends nego
tiations which, it is understood, are
now going on between the Royal
and Ancient Club Championship
Committee and the United States
Golf Association.
It is stated that the Anglo-Ameri
can conflict of tournament dates,
which produced some bitter com
ment in the British press, was
much regretted by British golfing
authorities, with the result that
compromise prqyusala were sent to
number of clever tossers, they do not
now loom as especially formidable.
Stepping out in the second half. Bus
iness High basketers swept to a 32-to
-15 victory yesterday over St. John’s on
the Stenographers' court./ The count
at the half was 8-all, but with Keefer
and Bernard Jones getting the range
consistently Business went ahead early
in the second half to stay. Return of
Charley May, guard, to the line-up
helped the Stenographers’ cause. Mor
ris and Chalkley were the Saints’ high
scorers.
Plans for the track meet and other
activities sponsored by the “C” Club
of Central High School are to he dis
cussed at a meeting of the club’s ex
ecutive committee tomorrow night at
8 o’clock at the home of Sylvan King,
president.
Washington colleges will get the
bulk of the players of the crack Gon
zaga eleven of last Fall. The ace of
tla* team, Johnny Bozek, will enter
Georgetown University along with
Eddie Dugan and Barney Nolan.
Augusterfer, Fitzgerald and Tom Far
rell will matriculate at Catholic Uni
versity. Holy Cross will get Himmel
berg. Bryne, Tracey and Jim Farrell.
Coach Kenneth Simondinger will have
as a nucleus for his 1927 eleven only
three first stringers. They are Capt -
elect Brew, Tobin and Garvin.
Central basketers were to engage
Calvert Hall at Baltimore and Tech
was to mix with Emerson at Boys’
Club gym in basket ball tilts sched
uled in the schoolboy group this after
noon. Tomorrow’s card calls for
clashes between Gonzaga and Eastern
on the Lincoln Park floor and Stray
er’s and Western in the latter’s gym.
tations on practice could not retard
the efficient, development of any team.
Modern college rules require a little
more in actual fact from an athlete
than from any other student, both
as regards conduct and study. The
athlete, and particularly the foot ball
player, even where the faculty con
trol is conspicuously benevolent,
always is under observation, lie can
not play foot ball unless he keeps
out of trouble and stands well in his
classes. Neither can he play foot
ball unless he keeps his body clean
and fit. not just in training season,
but.the year around.
Many players have told me the* they
did better work in college during the
foot ball season than at any other
time, because of the routine of regular
hours, plenty of sleep and a feeling of
responsibility, due to the knowledge
that in order to keep on the team
they must be up in their college work.
Hold on Public Explained,
One reason why the game has taken
such a hold on the public is its essen
tia! atmosphere of straightforwardness
and downrightness, its contempt for
chicanery and fraud. Any one who at
tempts to play foot ball even moder
ately well must be in the pink of con
dition, not only during the actual
playing season, but through the entire
year. There ate few boys in any col
lege who wouldn’t make almost any
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KEENE FITZPATRICK.
Princeton’s great trainer.
sacrifice to play on the team, and most
of them realize that if they dissipate
their chance is lost beyond recovery.
I am firmly of the opinion that the
more we encourage healthful athletic
competition, the better citizens we
make. The successful foot ball player
20 years ago was undisputably the
man who had strength first of all,
courage next and intelligence only as
a minor incident, if at all. Under the
playing conditions of today games are
won and lost simply on the mental
difference, which more than offsets
physical difference just as great.
1 have seen great foot ball classics
decided solely by mental superiority, a
difference in speed and clearness of
thought, which was quite as visible
and far more effective than the differ
ence in physical qualities. lam firmly
convinced that the winning foot hall
player is the thinking foot ball player,
and that the most vital qualification
for those who wish to excel at the
game is brains.
In the history of civilization Greece
stands out as a well known la fit! mark.
What do we associate with Greece? 1
Greek learning and Greek culture—
hut above all, the Greek athlete. Facts
and figures are forgotten, qualities of
mind and body are not.
(The End.)
the U. S. G. A., involving a slight
shift of dates for both the Ameri
can and British championships.
If the proposals are accepted,
Americans will be able to play in
both British and American opens,
and original plans for a team of
British stars to visit America to
defend the Ryder cup will be car
ried out.
The schedule for the British open
calls for play in the qualifying
round at St. Andrews on June 20
and June 21, with elimination
rounds continuing until the final
day, June 24. The American open
is scheduled at Ogkmont for June
23, 24 and 25.
COLLEGE BASE BALL.
Foi'illiam, 26; Yah*. 19.
Wisconsin, 31; Syracuse, 24.
Ohio State, 46; Pittsburgh, 23.
Notre Dante, 27; Northwestern, 21.
lowa Stale, 28; Circa go, 18.
Kentucky, 44: Florida, 36.
Illinois, 27; Minnesota, 13.
Duqueme, 25: Muskingum, 22.
Albion, 30; John Carroll. 29.
Allegheny, 40; \drian, 16.
COLLEGE HOCKEY.
Harvard, 1; University of Detroit, l.
Dartmouth, 7; Princeton, 2.
Michigan Slap
Pass a Winner
BASKET BALT
i —rm
By SOL METZGER.
Speed and more speed marked
Michigan’s attack last season. The
Wolverines made a great finish as
a result, tying for the Western
Conference title. Coach Mather is
following the same principles
again, and is blessed with rangy,
powerful men to carry it out.
A tall team can develop a long
passing attack that is almort irre
sistible. That’s what Michigan de
pended on to make Its Garrison
finish last year, just as New York
University employed it some sea
sons back to win the National A.
A. U. title.
One of Michigan’s whirlwind
plays, one that will feature her at
tack this year, starts when Ooster
baan, guard (No. 2 in the diagram!,
takes the hall off the opponents'
backboard. Chambers, a forward,
is well up the court, flirting with
the basket. At the moment Ooster
baan gets the ball every one starts
forward on attack while Chambers
jockeys to shake his guard. Ooster
bann passes to No. 1, who passes
to No. 5, rushing for the basket.
No. $ passes instantly to Cham
bers, No. 4. who is rushing toward
No. 5 passes instantly to Cham
bers leaps for it. Instead of catch
ing it, he slaps the ball to No. 5,
.who is rushing toward the basket
at breakneck speed. This slap
pass is the quickest way to relay
a bail, as there is no catch involved
to delay matters.
• Cop.vr is.ht. i iK T.»
PECK FIVE SEEKS FOES.
Peek Memorial, senior basketers,
who meet Temple Alumni tossers to
night. ate after games with other
senior fives. Call Manager Tucker at
West 961 after 4:30 p.m.
HYATTSVILLE GUARD FIVE
SHOWS POWER ON COURT
Blazing a trail of victory through
all opposition, the Company F Regu
lars of the Maryland National Guard
unit at Hvattsville are rapidly coin
ing to the front as one of the strong
est independent basket ball aggrega
tions about the Capital.
Company F Is the only team about
Washington which has defeated the
Anacostia Eagles, last year's inde
pendent title holders, and likewise
holds a well earned victory over the
Kanawhas. one of the strong teams
of the Washington Basket Ball
League.
lmst night it trounced the W. H.
West Co. five in the Hvattsville
Armory. 26 to 15. jumping into an
early lead and holding it throughout
tlie contest. Vincent starred for the
guardsmen with three field goals.
Company F Reserves trounced the
Bladensburg quint. 39 to 12. in a
preliminary.
Next Thursday night tlie Regulars
will meet the General Tire Co. five,
while the Reserves will clash with
the Dupont A. C. tossers.
Willi a reorganized team for the
current basket hall season. Stanton
A. C. will open its basket ball
schedule tonight in the Walter Reed
gym. meeting the Army Medical (’en
ter quint at 8 o’clock. Unlimited
opponents in Maryland and Virginia
are sought by the Stantons. They
may he arranged through Manager
T. W. Dixon, 1601 U street southeast.
Six games are scheduled in the
senior loot) this week. Tomorrow
night at Washington Barracks the
Columbia A. C. and Arrow courtmen
will clash at 7 o’clock, to be followed
by a game between the Auths and
Calvary Methodist Episcopal tossers.
Friday night at the barracks the usual
double-header will find Cavalry and
Columbia floormen meeting and an
other clash involving Clovers and
Kanawhas. Washington Collegiates
and Elliotts will meet Sunday after
noon at the Gonzaga gym at 2:30
o’clock, and in the evening the Boys'
Club Celtics and Kanawhas will clash
at the Arcadia. A league meeting will
be held tonight at the Herald sport
department.
Ace Juniors ran their winning streak
to seven straight at the expense of the
Drake Bible class of the Calvary
Senior League, winning, 26 »tu 17, in
the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium.
St. Peter's Preps downed the Palace
Preps in the Naval Reserve Armory,
30 to 17.
D’nai B'ritli tossers won from the
Les Amis courtmen in the Jewish
Community Center gym, 27 to 20.
Kanawhas and Y. M. 11. A. tossers will
clash tomorrow night.
Anacostia Eagles engage the Fred
erick semi-pro quint tonight at Fred-
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Gallaudel Will Invade Catholic University, While
American U. W ill Play High Point—Maryland
Is Engaging Michigan Tonight.
COLLEGE , basket ball here
will be resumed tomorrow
night after a holiday res
pite with two contests on lo
cal floors.
In a strictly local battle Gallaudet
will visit Catholic University, while
American University will play hosi
to High Point College of North Caro
lina. High Point will remain over to
play George Washington on Thurs
day night.
Gabaud' t and Crorgo W ashington
will hook up in the latter’s gym Sat
urday night, and at the same time
Catholic University will entertain
Blue Ridge College.
In the meantime the University of
Maryland tossers are in the Midwest,
meeting Michigan tonight with two
other contests hanging in the bal
ance. It is possible that Maryland
may meet Michigan State tomorrow
night at Lansing, and if this contest
materializes the old liners will play
Kentucky at Lexington Saturday
night also. If the Michigan State
game is not played, the Terrapins will
come home after battling the Wolve
rines tonight.
Gallaudet Played two games prior to
the holidays, defeating Arnold College,
but iosing to Bridgewater, while Cath
olic University mopped up with Wash
ington and Lee in'its only encounter
in December. Gallaudet is strongei
than usual, but Catholic University
has a great team and should be a
heavy favorite.
Nothing is known about the caliber
of the High Point team, but it will
have to well above the average to
cope with American University and
George Washington—American U. won
6 straight games prior to the holidays,
showing a fast, aggressive and ex
perienced quintet, while George Wash
ington in its lone game displayed
much potential power in defeating
Delaware, a clever combination, 29 to
28..
Maryland broke even in two clashes
prior to Christmas. Invading the
American U. gym for its opening
game it was beaten by the Metho
dists. who were playing their fifth
contest, 21 to 16. However, the Old
Liners came back strong the next
night and easily disposed of Washing
ton and J/ee.
Maryland will be ihe underdog in
game with Michigan tonight, but
should have an even chance with
Michigan State and Kentucky if these
games are played. Michigan has one
of the most powerful teams in the
country and the Old Liners left Col
lege Park in none too good a trim.
Believing the trip was off the players
were permitted to suspend prac
tice after last Friday and to enjoy
themselves over Sunday. They were
gotten together hastily yesterday for
a short workout before setting sail
for Ann Arbor in charge of Coach
Burton Shipley.
crick. The Eagles will leave Wash
ington by bus at 5:30 this afternoon.
Yellowjackets scored a 37 to 25 vic
tory at the expense of the Silver
Spring High School in the Walter
Reed gym.
Two games are scheduled tonight in
tiie Boys’ Club Senior Basket Bali
League. The opening clash will bring
together Hartfords and Shamrocks and
later tiie Smithfields will engage the
Nonpareils. /
Auths and Epiphany Roses ot the
senior loop will meet in a. practice
game outside the schedule tonight at
the Epiphany gym. Tomorrow night
the Roses will engage St. Stephens
at American University in a game
preliminary to the American Uni
versity-High Point College fray.
Washington Collegiate tossers
trounced' the Army Medico 1 Center,
22 to 18. in the Walter* Reed gym.
A number of independent teams are
looking for games within the next few
days. Nativity wants games for to
night and Friday with unlimited and
senior court aggregations. Samoset
Preps want contests with 115-pound
teams having gymnasiums. St.
Stephens tossers want contests with
unlimited outfits. Rovers want
games with junior and senior teams.
Peck Memorial tossers desire,games
with senior teams. Alar del Is seek
action, and Kanawhas want further
competition. The team of Boy Scout
Troup No. S 3 is looking for contests
with 110-pound aggregations.
Chevy Chase Centrals will meet
Calvary Alethodist Senior tossers to
morrow night.
( lover A. C. floormen will engage
the Fort Washington quint tomorrow
night at the fort.
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SPORTS.
I Maryland probably will line-up
i against the Wolverines tonight as fol
lows:
Capt. Arthur Boyd and Fred Link
oils, forwards; Donald Adams, center:
Jack Faber and Thurston L>ean,
guards.
, Other players taken on the trip were
Walker Hale, forward, and Mike Stev
ens and Wilbur Snyder, who play ~
either forward or guard. Boyd also Is
equally at home at either end of the
court and Adams and Linkous ex
change positions frequently.
Four former Washington high
school and University of Maryland lu
minaries who have starred on the
Quantieo Alarine Corps foot ball eleven
| for the past three years will not
he eligible again to play with the
Gyrenes because of the rule limiting
them to three years.
Capt. Thayer (Zeke) Bailey, who has
played a bang-up game at center, next
1-all will assist Capt. Lott in coaching
the Parris Island Devil Dog team and
Jack McQuade, halfback, and Joe
Burger, tackle, will go to Philadelphia
tind Norfolk, respectively, for similar
duties.
Willis Ryckinan. veteran halfback,
who will he at Parris Island next
Fall: Stock, end: Hunt, tackle: Wig
more and Williams, guards, and
Spaulding, center, ate other men who
will be lost to the Leathernecks.
Woods, crack played Getts and Lees,
backfield men from San Diego, and
McCracken, Gotko and Plain, lines
men from Parris Island, will lie among
the newcomers.
Three new coaches will be on the
job in place of a trio that have been
assisting Head Mentor Tom Ready in
molding Quantieo elevens. They ate
Capt. Skinner and Lieuts. Hall and
•Palmer. Those whom they succeed
at e Lie tit. Frank Goettge and Lieuts.
j Liver.sedge and “Swede” Larson.
| Lieut. Goettge will tutor Gyrene
j elevens of the legation guard in
| Peking, China: Lieut. Liversedge will
I become assistant to Coach George Ale-
Henry at San Diego and Lieut. Larson
will handle the Leatherneck gridmen
at Honolulu.
NAUTICAL BASKETERS
IN INTERCITY LEAGUE
Announcement is made of the forma
tion of a new basket ball league em
bracing teams representing the Poto
mac Boat Club and Washington Canoe
Club of this city, Maryland Swimming
i and Arundel Boat Clubs of Baltimore
and the Old Dominion Boat Club of
i Alexandria. Play will open January
; 20 and each team will play the other
) twice on a hotne-and-home basis. A
j cup w ill he presented the winner.
Object of the league is to main
| tain in the Winter athletic relations
that exist among the clubs during
j the Summer.
I Officers of the loop are: R. A. Bog
j ley. Potomac Boat Club, president; W.
• ii- Lambert, Maryland Swimming
I Club, vice president and Henry Fow
ler. Washington Canoe Club, secre
| tary’-treasurer.
REYNOLDS FACES RUARK
IN DISTRICT CUE MEET
District pocket l.illianl tourney plav
. will progress tonight, with R.’ Rey
| nolds meeting Gene Ruark at 8 o'clock
at the Arcadia. Ruark won the 1925
: championship.
Charlie Baitelmes. former title hoi
der. defeated William Reddy, 100 to ~
50, in a match lasi night. Bai telmes
clicked off 20 for high run. while
Reddy had a run of 15.
FOREMAN TO FACE SHEA
IN MATCH THIS MONTH
H ith the scalp of Carl Tremaine,
one Cleveland mitt pusher dangling at
his belt. A1 Foreman, foremost con
tendei from the Capital for the feath
erweight championship, has been
j matched with Eddie Shea of the For
' est City the latter part of Januarv.
Foreman trimmed Tremaine a few
days ago at Philadelphia.
Foreman’s campaigning last Sum
mer carried him to the top of the lo
cal featherweight heap.
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