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Abandonment of Hopkins Games Hits Indoor Track Athletics in This Section CAPITAL IN GREAT NEED OF BUILDING FOR MEETS High and Prep School Boys Now Practically Out of Winter Competition, While Colleges Will Put Men in Only Northern Affairs. BY H. C. BYRD. Abandonment of its annua] indoor track and field games, held every year for more than 25 years, by Johns Hopkins University practically elimi nates opportunity for local track and field athletes to take part in indoor competition. Os course, this does not hold good for the few men Georgetown and UnJ , versify of Maryland send to big North ern games in New York and Boston, hut it does keep the rank and file of men interested in indoor track work idle, because it is useless to train un less there is something to train for in. the way of competition; at least that is the view of the average ath lete. The only set of games to be held indoors in the whole South is that at Richmond on February 12, and the list of events in that is so limited that few athletes will go from here to take part. East year only two meets were held, the one at Richmond and that at Baltimore. Dropping of the meet nt Baltimore resulted from the prac tical failure of the games last Winter. Charley Hoff and an array of other stars were brought down at consid erable expense, and the meet failed to pay for itself either financially or in general public interest. The Hop kins authorities saw no reason why they should continue an event for which there waj* little or no backing Is the gist of a statement made by one of the Hopkins men. Lack of a place in which to hold a jneet precludes the possibility of any thing of the kind in Washington. Catholic University has given some thought to a meet in its gymnasium to feature schoolboy competition, and if it ever had an opportunity to appeal to high school and prep school boys in a special field it seems that this is the one. Georgetown will attend many meets in the North this Winter, being due to send a relay team and several in dividuals. Maryland is to send a relay four to four meets, bus will not have men In the special races. It is un likely that any of the other local colleges will make any attempt to develop track before Spring. It Is « understood that Virginia also Is to take advantage of opportunities to send a few men to two or three Northern meets, but as far as the other colleges in the South Atlantic section are concerned, in all probabil ity they will get no indoor competi tion. *\t the earliest opportunity some college in the section -ought to try to hold a big indoor meet. George town formerly made a success of its games, and the only thing that works against Georgetown resuming its games is a lack of a building big enough to lay out a track. Possibly the construction of a new armory here for the National Guard may some •lay make available a floor big enough for a meet. BASKET LEAGUE LEADERS STAGE CONTESTS TONIGHT A twin bill at Washington Barracks tonight will usher in an arduous pro gram of floor contests for teams in the Washington Basket Ball League. Columbias are scheduled to clash with Arrows in the first mix-up, while Atxths will oppose Calvary. Arrows end Calvary have not lost a game in the senior loop, although the latter team has played but three league games against four for Arrows and Epiphany Roses, also tied for the lead with perfect records. Friday night, Columbia will oppose Calvary, while Clovers will meet Kanawha at Washington Barracks, other games are billed for Sunday at Oonzaga gym and the Arcadia. .Anacostia Eagles, District unlimited champions for 1925, dropped a game td the Frederick, Md., courtroen, 20 to 3Sf, losing in the last half after run ning up a 16-to-ll lead in the first ei'nto. Frederick, led by Jack Smith, a former Eastern High School star, outplayed the Washington outfit in the last 10 minutes of play. Y. M. 11. A. and Kanawha floormen will engage in a Jewish Community Center League game at the center to night at 9 o’clock. A dance will follow the game. Although not listed as a senior loop contest, Ephipany Roses were hard put to nose out a 29-to-22 victory over Hill Sanderson’s Auths. Roses led at half time S to 7, and ran up their lead in the last half with Scrugg3 leading the attack. 11 art fords and Smithflelds were vic torious in games in the Boys Club League. Hartfords trounced the Sham rocks 23 to 15, while Smithflelds con quered the Nonpareils 24 to 14. Tossers of the Clover A. C. will travel to Fort Washington tonight to engage the doughboy quint of that place. Clover floormen are to report ( •at Washington Barracks at 5:15. Emerson A. eourtraen fell before the clever itassing of the Washington Terminal Y team at the Union Station gym, 14 to 24. Y. M. C. A. quintet outpassed and nutspeeded the Apaches in the East* ; t-rn High gym, winning, 35 to 8. : Apaches scored three baskets from ! the floor. “Red” Schafer continued his phe- | Pomenal work in leading his Red ' . Shield team to a t>s-to-16 victory over ■ the Emerald live in the Salvation ' Army gym. Schafer caged 19 baskets I from the floor and 3 free tosses, | for a total of 41 poiats. Red Shield Juniors trounced the Ottawas, 32 to i 13, in a preliminary. Three games will be played in Washington, three in Alexandria and four in Baltimore in the Nautical Bas ket Ball League, according to the schedule for the first half of the sea son. The local games probably will l>e played at Central High School gym, with the Alexandria, games in the Guard armory. Three of the Balti more games will be played as pre liminaries to professional contests. The first half schedule follows: January 20—Potomac v». Old Dominion a: Alexandria. February I—Maryland Swimming Po tomac at Washington. February 2 —Washington rt Old Domin ion at Alexandria; Potomac vs. Arundel at Baltimore. February s—Arundel5 —Arundel ts. Old Dominion at Alexandria. February 9—Washington vs. Arundel at Baltimore. February 111—Maryland Swimming vs. Washington at Washiimton. February 2.'i—Old Dominion vs. Mary land • Swimming at Baltimore. February s!4—Potomac v». Washington a, Washington. Date to be later set—Maryland Swimming vs Arundel at Baltimore. Palate A. C. ran up a Ul-to-16 vic tory over the Elliotts, with Fitzgerald, substitute forward, leading the attack. Eloormen 'representing JLmtiean SPORTS, University of North Carolina prob ably has the best prospects In foot ball for next Fall of any university In the section. It will be in far better shape than last season. Not only will it have back almost its entire squad, but several men are going from the freshman to the varsity squad who should make good. Especially is this true of the backflekl. The fresh man line was not particularly strong, but the men behind that line were brilliant and are expected to fill the main lack of the varsity in 1926. Hackney, quarterback. Is about the only one of the backs to be lost. The array of backfield material from the 1926 varsity which will be available next Fall comprises two quarterbacks, eight halfbacks and three fullbacks. These do not take Into account the very good backs from the freshman squad. Incidentally, new rulings of the Southern Confer ence have made eligible two or three other men for next year, among them McPherson, who gained such a repu tation last season for long runs. One of the long jaunts he took was against Maryland in the game at College Park and was for a touchdown from Ills own 3-yard line. All three of the stellar players who featured in line play and who stood out among the good linemen of the section will be back. Whisnant at guard, Moorehead at tackle and Swartz at center have one or more years ahead of them. From the fresh man squad, besides the linemen ’Rill come two quarterbacks, six halfbacks and three fullbacks. Everything considered. North Caro lina feels very optimistic over its pros pects for another year. Boxing seems to be taking quite a hold in some of the South Atlantic colleges, especially those in Virginia Tt is likely that North Carolina State, North Carolina University, Wash ington and Lee, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Insti tute and University of Virginia will be represented in the Southern Con ference boxing tournament to be staged at Charlottesville under the auspices of University of Virginia late this Winter. It is said that big crowds attend the boxing matches between college teams in Virginia, and that the stu dent bodies are much interested in the sport. It is claimed by those who have charge of The sport in many of the colleges that it is not as bad as might be thought and that it is due to thrive as an intercollegiate sport. Just the opposite of the view In this section is the view of Colgate, which recently dropped boxing from Its list of minor sports. A Colgate representative recently was asked, what he thought about boxing and why his institution dropped it, but no special case was made out, the Colgate man simply stating that it was felt that his institution could make out better without the sport. Railway Express journeyed to Fort Humphreys to trounce the soldier team, 29 to 23. Parkway Motor Co. five will take up its schedule again tonight with a game billed with the Potomac Boat Club at Central High gym. at 8 o’clock. Tomorrow the motor com pany tossers will meet the Comet five at Central, and Saturday will clash with the Old Dominion quint at Alexandria. Army Medical Center will engage the Stanton eourtmen tonight at Walter Reed gym. All Knickerbocker basket ball play ers are expected to attend a meeting tomorrow night at the home of Manager Hlllery, 3249 N street. Olympic Seniors are looking for games. Call Manager Lombard at Potomac 2034 at night. Jolly Antlers will meet at the home of Mike Dibella Friday night at 7:30. Kenilworth A. C. tossers will meet at 4619 Quarles street at 8:30 tonight. Carlisle basketers. a local colored floor aggregation, will meet the Buc caneers, New Jersey colored cham pions, tomorrow night at 8 o’clock at the Lincoln Colonade. UMPIRE CHILL SUES A. A. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Jaruary 5 G4>). —Ollle Chill, former American Associa tion umpire, has filed suit for $200,000 damages here against the league and Thomas J. Hickey, its president, al leging he haul been slandered. YALE SILENT AS TO WOOD. I NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 5 ! (A*). —Whether Joe Wood, mentioned | in recent base ball scandal charges, j will continue as coach of the Yale j base ball squad remains a closely j guarded secret, although definite ac tion on his case has been taken by the athletic board of control. f€i je Cbernng &tar BOYS CLUB BY E. J. MATHER. Basket Ball Coach. University of Michigan, j A lot of boys set started wrong on making the “push” shot for the basket. It is a good Idea to get started right in basket ball. It is easy to do a thing wrong and keep on doing it wrong ho regularly that to change and <V. tt rtirh* In a vfirv hard Job. The «THC POSH > SHOT early lessons should be along the lines of correct form in doing certain things. Then the rest of your basket ball career you’ll be doing these things as naturally as you walk or breathe. * The “push” shot Isn’t mads correctly by «4 basket ball THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON. I>. 0., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5. J 927. PALACE HAS CHANCE ! TO GET LEAGUE LEAD Although they have not engaged in a league contest for several days. Palace Club pro basketers today are within half a game of the leading Cleveland Rosenblums in the Ameri can Basket Ball League. Their big chance to take the lead in the first half of the pro circuit race will come Friday and Saturday nights at Cleveland, when they meet the Rosenblums. Tonight, the Palace Club tossers clash with the Fort Wayne floormen at Fort Wayne. Immediately after the Cleveland game Saturday they will hop to Wasl ling ton to meet J.OU Hugarman's Baltimore Orioles at the Arcadia Sun day night. Basket ball has its surprises no less than foot ball, as the results of hist night’s league contests show. The strong Celtics of New York were trounced by the Phillies at Phila delphia, 31 to 29, while Fort Wayne's Caseys fell before the Chicago Bruins, 85 to 36. Washington trounced Phila delphia two weeks ago, then lost to the Celtics. Baltimore will come to Washington for the Sunday night game with a much improved aggregation, led by foxy Lou Sugarman, who has made special preparations with the view of downing the Capital City outfit. Mike Mumby, who formerly starred with Rochester, is a newcomer to Baltimore, along with Wallace, the Oriole center. Moyer Krakavitch, guard for the Orioles, was a member of the I’assaic team which ran up a record of 170 consecutive victories in three years. HIGH JUMP STANDARDS MAY UNDERGO A CHANGE NEW TORK, January 5 OP).—New high jump standards, designed to pre vent alleged "diving” through the use of the arm in holding the cross bar steady, will be tried out Saturday night at the first major metropolitan track meet. Gail Robinson, Metropol itan indoor champion, will be one of the first to soar over the test appara tus. WIDE TO TAKE SIX WEEKS FOR TRAINING By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, January s.—Six weeks of training will be required by Edwin Wide before the American public can have its first glimpse of the Swedish running sensation in competition. The conqueror of Paavo Nurmi, who arrived in this country yesterday on the Berengaria primarily to study the American educational system, dis closed that he has not been in action since last September, and is 8 pounds overweight. He will take his work outs at the Newark A. C., Newark, N. J., under Coach Carl Anderson. A. A. U. officials announced that they would take steps to oppose guidance of Wide in this country by a manager. Claiming that the troubles of Nurmi and Charley Hoff arose out of such arrangements, President Murray Hulbert said he could see "no reason why an amateur athlete should have a manager." Wide, a modest, reticent school master of 31 years, posted his great est achievement last year in negotiat ing 2 miles in 9:01 4-5, a new world record. He claims his most exciting race, however, was a 3,000-meter duel with Nurmi, in which tho latter made world record time of 8:20 2-5, with Wide only a stride behind. SIX D. C. GRAPPLERS QUALIFY FOR TEAM ' Six amateur grapplers to represent Washington in wrestling contests in Baltimore. late this month were in line today as a result of elimination matches staged last night at the Ar cadia. | They are Claud Grigsby, Bud Haven. Ernest Rice. Thomas Long, Fol Wis socker and B. Egeli. In the heavyweight class last nitrht Bill Haven succumbed to his brother Bud in the heavvweight class and to »rigsbv In the light-heavyweight class. Rice defeated Clarence Bruce In the 125-pound class. Long threw Seaton in the 133-pound class, while Wis socker won over Thomas Clayton in .n^yiSgun^ass! 011 t 0 PRO COURT LEAGUE. Standing of Teams. Cleveland WASHINGTON ... to 1 Newark*.;;:;::::::: H I ll Slteer-8 ,? Baltimore 1 ]o .'O9 j LAST NIGHT S RESULTS. Philadelphia. 31; New York 29 Chicago. 36: Fort Wayne, 35 GAMES TONIGHT. Rochester a Brooklyn. Cleveland at Chiraeo. Washington at Tort Wayne. GAMES TOMORROW New York at Baltimore. Cleveland at Chicago. GAME FRIDAY. Washington at Cleveland. GAME SATURDAY. Washington at Cleveland. GAME SUNDAY. Baltimore at Washington. there are many who do the thing wrong. In making the "push” shot from the chest the elbows should not be at right angles to the body, but should be held in close to the body, but not so close that there is any danger of a cramped position. The ball should be brought up close to the face, and in the follow through of the shot the arms should be at the finish in the same perpendicular line as the body, instead of about a 30-de gree angle, as is often the case. By having the hands and arms in the correct position at the finish of, the shot the ball will ‘break’ at the proper place in the air—in Its arch. While if the hands and arms finish at the 30-degree angle, the ball breaks over the basket instead of between the player and the basket. (CoDiriirht. 1927. t Next—A famous coach tells you about the short passing game and why It is better than the long pass attack. RADIATORS, FENDERS BODIES MADE AND REPAIRED WITTSTATTS 1 R T Ffvlfcs. SIR UU> R.W. IMS P. USD. THISTLETHWAITE SLATED TO COACH AT WISCONSIN Little to Get Foot Ball Mentor and Devote All His Time to Directing Badger Athletics—Steger May Get Job at Northwestern. By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, January s.—Glenn Thistlethwaite, who directed Northwestern to a tie for the 1926 Big Ten foot ball cham pionship, is slated to succeed George Little as grid coach of the University of Wisconsin, with official announcement expected from Madison today. Thistleth waite’s five-year contract with the Purple expires next June, and according to prevailing reports he will assume command of the Madison squad next Fall. Little, who went to Wisconsin two years ago from the University of Michigan, where he was assistant to “Hurry Up" Yost, heretofore has served both as grid coach and athletic director, but will center his entire attention on directorate duties in the future. Herb Steger, backfield coach at Northwestern, is spoken of as a BUSINESS FIVE IS STRONG IN ALL EXCEPT ONE SPOT Coach CoUins Unable to Find an Experienced Man for Center—Keefer, B. Jones, Stewart and May Seem Sure to Hold Down Jobs. COACH Jack Collins’ Business High team that takes the floor against Tech at the Arcadia Auditorium Friday afternoon in the second half of the double-header opening the public high school basket ball championship series is a combination formidable in all save one position—center. In Dick Keefer and Bernard Jones, who are expected to start at forwards, and Charlie May and Tony Stewart, who doubtless will hold forth at guards the Stenographers have a group com parable with the strongest schoolboy fives of the section. CoUins, how ever, has been unable to make a defi nite selection for center. He has a pair of alert, promising boys alter nating at the post in Revell Jones and Charlie Marks, but both are handicapped by lack of experience. Collins has not decided which one he will start Friday. A1 Harrington was performing at the pivot job for Busi ness, but has been lost to the team because of scholastic difficulties. Perhaps the player that will stand out most conspicuously for business on Friday will be Dick Keefer. Few tossers as speedy and with as much natural ability as the 16-year-old boy have appeared in the line-ups of local scholastic quints in recent years. Col lins says that if the youngster has any fault it is that of too much speed. The Business mentor predicts that Keefer, who formerly flashed sensa tionally for the Boys’ Club Celtics, is destined to become a real star. Bernard Jones, the other first-string forward, is a performer of tried worth who finds the cords consistently and plays cleverly generally. Charlie May and Tony Stewart are sturdy guards who have demonstrated convincingly that they know their business. , The Business boys revealed a de cided punch in their last test, on Mon day, when, after a first half that ended in a deadlock, they lashed out WOMEN IN SPORT BY CORINNE FRAZIER FEMININE employes of the, Western Electric Co. distribut ing- house and installation de partment here in the District have organized an athletic association, and expect to put two or three teams in the basket ball field this season. One already has been formed and definite plans made for entering the Washington Recreation League. Practice is held each Tuesday and Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 o’clock in the Epiphany gymnasium under the direction of A1 Matthews, volun teer coach. The team already has competed in one game—an exhibition affair in which it opposed the Ar cadians last Sunday night, playing under boys’ rules. However, accord ing to Coach Matthews, the team will compete strictly as a sextet under girls’ rules in the regular schedule of games if it enters the Recreation League, as is now planned. A permanent captain and manager have not yet been selected for the team. Coach Matthews has been act ing as temporary manager in addition to his coaching duties. Among the girls included in the squad are Louise Barnes, Mildred Blandford, Concha Ackad, Romaine Donnelly, Gladys Flood, Beatrice Rollins, Agnes Pear son, Marie King, Ethel Carter, Be atrice Flaherty, Marietta "Wallace, Helen Stanford, Osie Van Horn. Pauline Wright, Cartha Grove and Dolly Thurm. This is the first year that the West inghouse girls have attempted an or ganized sport program, and the plan has been greeted most enthusiastical ly. Following the basket ball season the group plans to inaugurate a ten nis schedule, running off a round-robin series of matches among themselves if sufficient interest Is aroused in the court game. Directors of the various features of the recreational program arranged for tonight at Central High School by the local N. A. A. F. group will in clude Ethele Swenson, in charge of Danish fundamental gymnastics; Louise Sullivan, who will handle the volley ball group; Virginia Griffith, in structor in folk dancing, and Miss Trents, who will direct the incidental games. This weekly recreation hour is open to any girls and women who desire to participate in physical activities under the direction of trained leaders. No charge is made by the N. A. A. F. HAWS MOTORCO. Conveniently Located on Fourtoonth Strooi 1333-37 14th St. Main 5780 possible successor to Thistlethwaite at Northwestern. If appointed, Steger will he the youngest foot ball coach in the conference. He starred both as a. prep school player in Oak Park and later for three years at the University of Michigan at halfback, being named twice on all-Westem teams. He has been backfield coach at Northwest ern the last two seasons and was credited with developing Captain elect Gustafson and “Tiny" Lewis. The former Wolverine player's name was mentioned almost simul taneously with yesterday’s first Inti mations of Wisconsin's bid for his chief’s services. At the same time it was reported that Northwestern’s board had been considering R. J. Dunn, line coach, as successor to the much sought after "Gloomy Gus,” but that Purple officials had learned Dunn had been made an offer by Harvard. with an attack that swept them to a 32-to-15 triumph over the doughty St. John’s tossers. Tonight the Stenogra phers will play their last game be fore their series bow, invading Alex andria to engage St. Mary’s Celtics, who scored over the locals in a hot battle last Winter. Victories have been scored thus far this season by the Stenographers over St. John’s twice, Strayer’s and Ameri can University Reserves Alumni. Games have been lost to Woodward School, Devitt, Gonzaga and Tre mont A. C. Central High’s smart five battled Calvert Hall on even terms for the first half in their game yesterday at Baltimore, but in the late stages the home club, exhibiting a stonewall de fense and an improved attack, out scored the Washingtonians to hang up a 26-to-16 victory. Forrest Bur gess and Pete Nee, keen-eyed forwards of the Blue and White five, each ac counted for six points. Sylvan King, president of the "C” Club of Central High School, will en tertain the organization’s executive committee at a meeting at his home tonight at 8 o’clock, when season’s ac tivities will be discussed. In addition to the Buslness-St.- Mary's Celtics engagement tonight at Armory Hall in Alexandria, three tilts are carded for this afternoon among local schoolboy fives. Gonzaga, which scored an impressive win over Business in the I Streeters* last test beofre the holidays, is down for a go with Charlie Guyon’s up and coming Eastern squad on the Lincoln Park floor, Strayer's will furnish Western its last competition prior to the lat ter’s bow in the public high title series on Friday, on the Georgetown era’ floor and Emerson will make its first appearance of the season against Tech in Arcadia auditorium. group for the class, but the Com munity Center department imposes a nominal fee of JO cents per person to cover the expense of Janitor service and lighting. Georgetown playground basket ball sextet, which has won its way to the semi-finals of the Interplayground League tourney and is waiting now to play -the Phillips team for the Western sectional title, will face the West Washington Baptist Church team tonight in a practice tilt. The game will be played In the Peck Me morial gymnasium at Twenty-eighth street and Pennsylvania avenue at 6:30 o’clock. The church squad is preparing to enter the Columbia Federation B. Y. P. U. League series, which opens its schedule the latter part of the month. Abble Greene, director of George town, has announced the line-up of her team for tonight’s tilt as follows: Beatrice Easterson and Anna Willner, forwards; Mary Beamer, center; Sadie Kiatta, side center; Rena Bryan and Dorothy Fling, guards. The personnel of the West "Washing ton squad has not been made public, but it is understood that Jenny Tor reyson, formerly a Georgetown play ground star, -will be one of the lead ing performers on the church team. LEADS HOCKEY SCORERS. NEW YORK, January 6 C4*).— Scoring two goals in the victory of the New York Americans last night over the Montreal Canadiens, Billy Burch kept his place at the head of the point makers in the National Hockey League. The Gotham center star now has posted 11 goals and 6 assists for a total of 17 points. SCOTS WILL TOUR U. S. GLASGOW, January 5 (#).—Scot land's championship foot ball team, the Glasgow Celtics, plans to tour America next Summer if satisfactory terms can be arranged. Marmon Motor Car Service 1227 R Street N.W. Peter Bessett, Mgr. Repeats to All Makes of High- Grade Cars Potomac 861 Showrooms Corner Conn. Aye. and R Mexican Title Won by Texans BASKET BALL I® o - ~~ BY SOL METZGER Tho quintet that can control tho tip-off has about a 75 per cent edge In a game of basket ball, for It gives them, all else being equal, control of the ball for that portion of the playing time. There is little skill required in jumping at tip off. The main thing is to crouch, as the figure on the left is doing, spring upward as the referee tosses the ball upward and tap it in the direction signaled as it reaches Its greatest height. Control of the tip-off was one of the prime reasons why the Fort Worth Panthers won six out of nine games a year ago during one of the oddest string of contests ever played. These nine games were placed in Mexico—the first time an American basket ball team has invaded a Southern country. Mexico took to basket ball like a duck to water. Immense crowds attended the games and the invad ing team spent tho days sightsee ing in high-powered touring cars provided by the various cities vis ited. Incidentally, the Panthers won the Mexican championship, as they defeated both Mexico city and Monterey in a two out of three game series with each. A favorite tip-off play of the Panthers is shown in the diagram, tho ball being tipped to the left forward, passed to the right guard and dribbled by him to the basket for a shot. (Copyright. 1927.) WOMAN STAR IS OUT OF CATALINA SWIM By the Associated Press. .LOS ANGELES, Janhary. 5. Traffic congestion In the channel be tween Santa Catalina Island and the California mainland January 15, when swimmers will throng the waters in a try for the $40,000 prize money offered by William Wrigley, jr., was lessened to the extent of one mer maid today when Clarabelle Barrett, New Rochelle, N. Y., school teacher, withdrew. Miss Barrett, who gained fame by her plucky fight against the English Channel, said that currents of ex tremely cold water to be encountered by the swimmer in the California event are a barrier which no con testant can hope to overcome. For the last month Miss Barrett has been in training at Avalon on Santa Catalina Island and she said neither the distance nor the length of time to be taken in the swim daunted "her, but that the tempera ‘ure was quite another matter. In one of hei English Channel attempts she was in the water 21 hours and 35 minutes. Entries for the Wrigley swim, which carries a $25,000 prize for the first to cross the channel and $15,- 000 for the first woman who succeeds In case a man wins the major award, will close tonight. LEAGUE HOCKEY. New York Americans, .6; Mon treal, 3. Boston Bruins, 2; Ottawa Sena tors, 1. Minneapolis Millers, 1; Chicago Car dinals, 0. Pittsburgh Pirates, 2; Chicago Biackhawks, 1. ' BREAKING j mile in two vnnutes the straightaway skating ff /vinaX / record, established last 9? j JjVMBa Ar winter in Michigan, j Piedmont breaks M l Plenty of brands are popular a/ for a lew seasons, and then dmr disappear. Bnl it takes real tSKr merit to hold a place among the top five for twenty con —and is still going strong! Purity, richness, unmatched JMT tobacco—that’s the answer?** Note. With the sole ex- | ception of our celebrated .%\\ l lU On 1! I lilfll■ Richmond Straight Cuts, ’ lUjs r f|T \ I i Piedmont is the only uU(THI 11■§f? , «AwrrTeS ■ "Virginiatobacco’'cigarette U m\l enjoying a natioaaf sale. rllM U Mill | jjgrrT 1 Mynts Tobacco Co. tbmqfSS THREE LOCAL COLLEGIATE FIVES IN ACTION TONIGHT Catholic University and Gallaudet Clash at Brookland and American U. Entertains High Point—Mary land Is Beaten by Michigan. BASKET ball games are carded for two college floors here tonight as court activities are renewed, following the holi days. Catholic University, that has a strong veteran team, will have the Coach Teddy Hughes’ sturdy Oallau det tossers as their guests In the Brookland gym In a game of strictly local Interest, while American Uni versity, undefeated in six starts thus far this season, will play host to High Point College, Both contests Start at 8:30 o’clock. There may be a preliminary to the American High Point game starting at 7:15 between Epiphany Roses and a team to he announced. Three more games involving quints of the local college group are slated for the remainder of the week. High Point Collegeywill stay in the city to engage George Washington In the Cardinals’ gym tomorrow night, and Saturday night Gallaudet and George Washington will mix on the latter's floor, while Blue Ridge is visiting Catholic University out at Brookland. Maryland t"s basketers took an unsuccessful flyer into the Midwest yesterday, losing to Michigan by a count of 39 to 25. The Old Liners gave the Wolverines a fine bi ue in the first half, once leading, but trail ing 11-15 at Intermission. Michigan's heavier and rangier team, though, went well into the lead in the early stages of the second half and retained their advantage. Harrigan. Michigan forward, was the mam difference between the com binations, he accounting for 17 points. Oosterbaan, all-American foot ball end, who played guard, also was a thorn in the side of the Terrapins. Adams set the pace for Maryland NET STARS WILL APPEAR IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES THE program of exhibition matches featuring Big Bill Tilden and Manuel Alonso, which Is to inaugurate the first indoof tennis event of the District next Monday night on the new court installed at the Arcadia, will Include both singles and doubles encounters. Tilden, four times world cham pion and six times wearer of the American national crown, will face Alonso, captain of the 1926 Spanish Davis Cup team, in a three-out-of-flve set match, beginning at 8 o’clock. Tilden has not performed before a local gallery since his venture be hind the footlights, and a serious leg injury was followed by a slump last year which cost him his na tional title and his position at the top of the world’s ranking list. Alonso is one of the most spectac ular drive players in the inner circle of international stars. In the doubles match Tilden will pair with Emmett Pare, the 19-year old star from Georgetown University, who has won national recognition in junior tennis circles. Alonso will team up with Tom Mangan, ranking local player. Tuesday morning the women's sin gles will get under way, with 16 of the foremost local racketers compet ing. Fourteen definite acceptances have been received, including those from Frances Krucoff, No. 1 player; Mary Hall, Wardman Park champion; Mrs. C. R. Train, Chevy Chase Club title holder; Laura Bryn, Frances Walker. Phoebe Moorhead, Helen Sin clair, Dorothy Kingsbury, Ruth Cur ran. Dorothy Cook, holder of the junior title; Mrs. John P. Jackson, Marjorie Wooden, Maycita De Souza and Corinne Frazier. Delphine Heyl, one of the most ex pert of the fair racketers, will be un ible to compete, due to an injury to her ankle. Luise Kelley Is expected to take part, although she has not made known her intentions. SPORTS. n * n * point*, with Snyder next with six. Coach Shipley used All the players he took on the trip, Capt Hoyd, Faber, Dean, Llnkous, Stevens find Halo also porforminfc. If one more rapable man can he developed Maryland will be repre sented hy another strong relay team this season. Os the sterling Old Line Quartet of last Winter that con quered with others Tale twice. I’enn, Columbia. Dartmouth, Ford ham. Boston College, New York Uni versity and Bowdoin, the last-named the New England title holder, three members are at hand. They are Leroy Sheriff, Lewis (Knock) Thomas and Henry (Andy (lump) Matthews. Those battling for the fourth post Include Capt. Roger Whiteford. Hid Tinier and “Blondy” Blanz. Dan Fahey, a hurdler of marked ability, also has o chance to land the berth. I'harlie Pugh, who appeared once with the team last season, will give all his time this campaign to the dashes up to the 220. That Lanier, a newcomer to the squad, can travel was demonstrated at the Camp Meade 11. €>. T. C. train ing camp last Hummer when he show ed class In a military meet. Maryland’s four is certain to flash Its wares In at least three big indoor meets. These are the Millrose games in New York on February 3, the Bos ton A. A. meet in the Hub two nights later and the York A. C. program in the big town on February 14. The Old Liners’ opponents in the Mlllrose affair have not been announced, but. In the Boston event they will engage Harvard and Massachusetts Tech and in the New York A. C. games Yale and Penn. The Old Line squad now Is down to daily training in Ritchie Gymna sium. Play in the men's singles will begin Tuesday night at 8 o'clock and will continue through the four succeeding afternoons and evenings. The following netmen are expected to figure in this event: Tom Manga ri and C. M. C’harest. both former Dis trict champions: Emmett Pare, W. Carter Baum, Paul Harding, ft. S, Burwell, A. O, White, Owen Howen stein, A. Gwynn King, A. J. Gore, Robert Considine, A. De Hertelendy, Fred Haas, Dooley Mitchell and H. H. Bergwln. Announcement of plans for the dou bles will be made later. Arrangements for tickets to the ex hibition matches may be made through the Arcadia any day between 2 and 9 o’clock. ONE MODEST SCRAPPER. NEW YORK, January 5 OP).—Tom Heeney, boxing champion of New Zealand and South Africa, who is here, has caused a great surprise He admits he has no hopes of con quering Gene Tunney. WIDE LIKES HIS COFFEE. NEW YORK. January 5 (/P).—Ed win Wide, Swedish running sensation, likes coffee.. The conqueror of Paavo Nurmi, here to break some of the Finn's indoor track marks, says he takes two or three cups of it fre quently at a single meal. COLLEGE BASKET BALL. Michigan, 39; Maryland, 25. Mississippi, 40; Sewanec, 13. Kansas, 27; Drake, 13. Westminster, 44; Adrian, 15. Ohio I'niversity, 38; Florida, 29. Indiana, 31; C’arleton, 29. Albion, 27: Oberlin, 13. Depauw, 45; Indiana State Normal, 32. Butler, 40; Mancie Normal. 38.