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I McCarter of Indian Spring Offers Plan to Concentrate Early Tourneys Here
I WOULD MELD EVENTS INTO
I ONE WEEK OF COMPETITION
I Suggests Having Qualifications in Advance on Dif
ferent Courses With Eight Flights of 32
Men Each Entering Match PJay.
BY WALTER R. McCALLUM.
GEORGE W. MCCARTER, chairman of the golf committee of
the Indian Spring Club, who has given the invitation tourna
ment jam around Washington considerable thought, comes to
the bat with a suggestion to eliminate many of the big affairs
held each Spring near the Capital, concentrate nearly all the play
into one week, and settle the District championship, as well as afford
ing each club in one week an opportunity to entertain the golfers
who customarily play in the tournaments.
Here is the way McCarter’s plan would work out: The qualifica
tion day would be set in advance of the tournament week for two
separate days at different Bourses. the first 128 men on each day
would be paired for match play in the big tournament to follow. This
would make eight flights of 32 men each, or more if desirable.
On the first day, which would have
to be a Monday, one-half of the flights
would compete at match play at a
designated club, at 18 holes. The other
half would compete at another club, at
18 holes match play. At the end of
this round there would be 16 players
left In each flight and 16 players left
In each consolation flight.
On the second day of the tournament
(Tuesday) the field would be divided
for match play in both maior flights
and consolations, between two clubs, to
be designated in advance.
On the third day. w'hich would be the
day of the quarter-finals, the field would
be sent to a designated club to com
pete in 18-hole match play rounds.
The fourth day would see rtie semi
finals at 36 holes over still another
course and the final round in all flights
w’ould be played on Friday at 36 holes.
There would be from 16 to 20 matches, j
depending on how many flights had
been arranged for.
Kealir.es Size of Task.
“While I realize.'* McCarter says,
“that this would be a stupendous task :
and require considerable detailed plan
k ning in advance of the tournament
week, it could nevertheless be accom
plished by the co-operation of the sev
eral interested clubs at a considerable
saving of time to the club members and
a considerable monetary saving to the
several clubs, not to mention the ad
vantages to club members who do not
participate in tournaments and there
fore cannot understand why their'
course should be closed to them for
practically a full week at tournament
time.
“Under this plan prizes could be more
equitably distributed; each club would
be called upon to entertain the en
trants on but one day, the annual tour
nament of this section would be some
thing which every golfer would be par
v ticularly desirous of entering, and the
winner could really be acclaimed the
imatfur champion of this section. There
are numerous details such as handi
caps. pro-rating the expenses, quali
fication limitations, etc., which would
have to be worked out by a joint com
mittee of representatives of the several j
clubs or the District Golf Association.” j
Almost every golf committee chair- j
man of the clubs around the Capital ,
agrees that, there are too many tourna
ments in the Spring near Washington. ;
but each club comes back in the fol- i
THE SPORTLIGHT
By GRANTLAND RICE
WHATEVER else may be written or spoken regarding wood and
iron play, no one can dispute the fact that no golfer yet
lived with the same knack that Bobby Jones has of getting
the ball into the cup. And that is where the score is made. |
It isn't made at the end of a'long drive or at the end of a fine iron
It doesn't count until the ball rattles into the tin.
Jones’ ability to score in this fashion comes from several
P3USPS*
1. Ability to plav almost impossible recovery shots.
2. Short pitches and clip shots up to the flag
3. Control over every type of putt from the long approach
putt to the shorter ones of 2, 3 and 4 feet.
There was a round in one championship where he made nine ,
mistakes with wood and iron on the outward journey, and yet he was
out in 34. Almost any other golfer playing this same round would
have been thankful for a 40 or a 41. ;
When he tied Johnny Farrell at Olympia Fields hks drive on the
, last hole was in a thicket, and his second stopped in a clay-bottom
ditch. Yet he got his par.
Jones lias had a great variety of shots
that will put the ball on the green from
heavy trouble, and once he reaches the
green he wastes no strokes In reaching
the cup. . ...
He has an abnormal pair of hands
and wrists that are not only powerful
but parry a wonderful delicacy of tou h.
He has unusual lean play when it,
rnmM to Ay* find hands. Hp proved this
the first time he ever shot clay pigeons,
breaking 24 out of 25.
Jones can afford to make four or five
more mistakes around the course than
almost any other golfer and yet score
as well on a round. The golfer who is
only a fair putter can afford to make
almost no mistakes up to the pin.
Which means extra pressure on the ner
vous system at every hole.
Golfers who can chip well and putt
Well can afford mistakes that other.',
can’t afford..
Hagen is more like Jones in this
respect than any other golfer. The
difference is that Hagen In United
States open championships hasn’t
been quite as good up to the edge of
the scoring zone. And while a great
putter, he isn’t as consistently bril
liant on the greens as Jonas Is. This
mav be due to the fact that Hagen
Is no longer in the ‘ twenties.’’ and a
heavy exhibition and tournament
schedule has taken away some of his
old keenness and his old touch when
it is needed most.
It is easier to play a lot of golf be
- tween 25 and 30 than it Is between 35
and 40. And it is easy enough to play
too much golf between 25 and 30. Win
* n ing the open last Summer added three
strokes per round to Johnny Farrell’s
game through the rest of the year,
where he discovered that 36 holes a day
can soon remove the keenness and the
timing needed for better scores. #
The New Gels Ball.
Several letters have come in asking
hist what difference there is between the
present -nlf ball and the new entry
that, wUI take its place later on.
Having tried the ball under windy,
adverse conditions, here seem to be the
vital points of difference:
1. The new ball Is just as long
with the wind.
2 On a still day for the average
hitter it is about five yards shorter
< from the tee.
3. The difference in distance
against the wind Is more marked,
depending of course, on the strength
of the wirra. , .
4. It sils up in much better fash
ion and is much easier for brassy
and long Iron play.
5. It has a --eater tendency to sit
down on the green, rather thßn
bound or scurry across.
6. It makes an easier chip shot,
and a simpler short pitch.
7. It Increases the error of a slice
or a hook, especially If there la a
wind.
8. The shorter hitter will get rela
tively more distance than the longer
hitter: that la, the margin between
the two will be reduced.
9. It should help the average
4 golfer to score lower, unless a strong
wind Is blowing, and It will add a
stroke or two per round to the scor
ing of the stars. It will add more
than this through any tournament
t played In the wind.
, 10. The puU-irg Is rb;ul the tame.
ST»ORTS.
Germans Take First Two
Cup Clashes With British
BERLIN. July 13—More than
5.000 tennis fans, including the en
tire diplomatic corps and the Amer
ican colony, applauded enthusi
astically when the German cham
pion, Hans Moldenhauer. yesterday
defeated Great Britain's youngest
star. H. W. Austin, 6—4. 6—2, 6—3,
in the European zone final of the
Davis Cup matches, and thereby put
Germany in the lead, two matches
to none.
Earlier Daniel Prenn, who Is regard
ed as Germany's best man, tn splen
did style beat'his English opponent, %
J. C. Gregory. 6—3, 6 —2, 6—3.
lowing Spring with its own club af
fair. No club appears to be willing to
forego its event, and the merry tourna
ment round continues, with something
like eight, or nine major events crowd
ed into the short space of two and a
half months. McCarter's suggestion is
a substitute for the plan advanced sev
eral years ago by Dr. Bruce L. Taylor
of Congressional, who proposed that
the clubs hold tournaments on alter
nate years instead of every year.
Idea Worth Considering.
The Idea of the Indian Spring golf
committee chairman is a splendid one
and certainly would result in cutting
down the number of big events around
Washington in the Spring.
It would also give to each club an
opportunity to discharge its obligation
by entertaining during the tournament
w*ek. the golfers of the citv. Probably
such a plan will not be adopted, for golf
clubs have the right to hold tourna
ments as they please and their mem
bers have the right to invite as many
guests as they please. But some solu
tion of the tournament congestion in
the Spring is needed, all agree, and
such a scheme as that of McCarter is
worth a trial.
This plan is somewhat similar to that
used by the Chicago District Golf Asso
ciation, where each club holds each
year a one or two dav affair wfihout the
usual rigidity of the formal qualification
round-match plav tournaments which
have been held around Washington for
many years.
I although one can hit his putt with
I greater firmness in using the new ball.
For tbe Mass.
THE new ball should bring a pleasant
surprise to the mass of golfers who
range from 90 to 120.
Thev will find fewer close lies, and j
there will be much better brassie and
long Iron play.
Thev will find the hall easier to get
into the air. and there will be fewer
topped or half-topped shots of any sort.
But in the wind they will also find all
mistakes accentuated, especially the
ancient and honorable slice. On a gen
eral average, the average golfer should
score better with the new ball than he
ran with the old. And many thousands
of them will tell you that they couldn’t
score much worse.
AN OPEN STANCE
USED BY FRASER
BY SOL METZGER.
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' Let us now look at the pitch shot
from start to finish in order to con
* firm the fundamentals concerning it
covered last week. We’ll take Chick
Fraser, crack California teacher,
as the model. He has It down pat.
As with most golf shots the de
tails of the pitch take care of them
selves for the most part with the
stance. Note that Fraser uses an
open stance. Is well over the ball,
uses a choked grip and is relaxed,
even to bending his knees slightly.
His grip is the orthodox overlap,
right thumb well down and over the
shaft to aid in directing the club
. on line. ,
Head is down, eyes on ball and
j weight a bit more on his left than
right leg. Nothing rigid about him,
; is there? Note, too, how his lofted
Iron’s face sets under the ball.
TWO UPSETS AT TENNIS.
SYRACUSE, July 13 Two start
ling upsets featured the fifth day’s
play in the New York State tennis
championship tournament when Fritz
Mercur, defending champion, and J. Gil
bert Hall went down to defeat. Mercur
was eliminated by Donald Cram of
Vanderbilt. B—3. B—3, while Hall was
defeated by Bruce Barnes of Texas,
3—B, 6—3, 7—5.
THE EVENING STATt. WASHINGTON. I). 0- SATURDAY. JULY 13. 1929/
| AND THEN HE TOOK UP GOLF. " ■ —BY BRIGGS
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To Thc LADIES SECRETARY * SUMMER .©F SUCK ?h'*AS6S
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DOWN THE LINE
‘ WITH W. O. McGEEHAN
THE light-heavyweight title, which gives Thomas Loughran and
James J. Braddock an excuse for meeting July 18, has a some
what checkered and humorous history. It is one of those
things w'hich are not regarded very hißhly in the cauliflower
market. Everybody seems to have had it at some time or other, and
it never proved much of an asset.
It was emphasized no little at the time Mr. Tex Rickard Was put
ting pressure on the ballyhoo for the Dempsey-Carpentier bout, the
first million-dollar affair. Everybody writing about that match, with
the exception of George Bernard Shaw and one lady journalist, an
nounced as soon as the bout was talked about that Mr. Dempsey would
knock Carpentier quite horizontal and as soon as he pleased.
This sort of talk pained Mr. Rickard deeply. He feared that It
might interfere with the gate. He cast about for‘means to make
Carpentier more impressive as a contender for the heavy-weight
champion. It was brought to his notice that the French soldier might
be made to look more impressive if he had a ring title of some sort.
There was one to be acquired very
easily. At that time Battling Levinsky
' was * light-heavyweight champion. It
1 was regarded as a ridiculous sort of
| title, and every time it was announced
' that Battling Levinsky was light-heavy
j weight champion the customers would
1 laugh immoderately. It was as though
I somebody announced that he was cham
pion Camembert cheese spreader of the
world.
So the match between Carpentier
and Levinsky was arranged during a
world series, when the eyes of the
! experts were averted or turned in
the direction of the national pastime.
The thing was very brief, and Le
vinsky gave an imitation of Joe
Beckett in an early round, which
gave the light-heavyweight title to
France.
When Carpentier returned to France
after the Dempsey fight he had this i
! light-heavyweight title in addition to
what was left of a $200,000 guaranty ;
i after the Income tax had been ex
! tracted. They took the title seriously j
in France. It was not much. but. after ;
all, it was a title.
While he was engaged in some motion
picture. work in France the Gorgeous
Georges decided that he might pick up
a little side money by working at de
fending the title. He was signed up
with Battling Siki, the singular Sene- 1
galese. The general understanding was
that this one was in before it started.
Siki was training on a diet of
light wine and brandy in one of the
cases and leading a lion cub around
with him for a playmate. Mr. Car
pentier was preparing for the con
test by making up with a rabbit's
foot for his motion picture work. He
did road work in a motor car and
refrained from boxing, for fear that,
it, would spoil his make-up for the
pictures.
Something must have annoyed the
Senegalese on the day of the fight, for
he forgot that Carpentier was engaged j
in an important motion picture and ;
knocked him out. After this Battling
Siki took his pet lion out for a tour of
the cases and proceeded to train on
light wines and brandy with the view
of defending his title in the near future.
The opportunity came in due course.
Battling Siki, who was - brunette
even for a Senegalese, was matched to
fight Michael Methuselah McTigue at
Dublin on St. Patrick's day. You have
; three guesses as to who won the deci
j sion.
He Had Ft" Twice.
! Michael Methuselah McTigue had the
{ dubious distinction of winning the light
-1 heavyweight title twice Also he ex
perienced many vicissitudes while hold
ing it. When he first acquired it he
held it by the simple process of not
fighting anybody, but this sort of a
defense brought no income.
Forgetting that he had w»on the title
because Siki had committed the geo
graphical error of fighting a McTigue
in Dublin, McTigue sagreed to fight
young William Stribling in Macon, Ga.
He felt that there would be no danger,
because he brought, in addition to his
manager* Joe Jacobs, his own referee
in the person of Harry Ertle of Jersey
City.
But Michael did not know his
South. When he demurred about
going through with the fight the
hospitable Georgians took him and
Joe Jacobs out in the woods and
invited them to select their own
trees. ‘‘What for?” asked Mr. Jacobs.
"For the lynching, of course,” said
one of the Georgians. “In this State
we always extend to the stranger the
privilege of selecting his own tree.
Never let it be said that the State of
Georgia was lacking in hospitality.”
On this fight the referee gave three
decisions. While still in Georgia he
announced that Stribling won. After
crossing the State line he raid that it
was a dfaw, but when he reached Jer
sey City he announced that there was
no question but that McTigue won by a
wide margin.
When Delaney retired as ilght-heavy
weight champion the New York State
Boxing Commission passed the title
right back to Michael. From Michael
It passed to Mr. Thomas Loughran. and
next week we shall see what he Is go
ing to do with it, now that he has it.
The Popular Mystery.
The other day we were talking about
artificial aids for athletes, such as start
ing blocks and contrivances of that
sort. The conviction grows that con
siderable artificial aid is being given to
the batters In our national pastime,
'only this seems to be hard to trace.
Some allege that the base balls de-
Jiberately have been made livelier.
This is denied vigorously by all the
manufacturers of base balls. Au
thorities like Mr. Julian Curtiss of
(Spalding's insist that the restrictions
on the pitchers and the shortening
of the fields by moving the stands
in are factors in the increase in the
home run output.
You have to assume that the batters
are receiving some sort of artificial aid
or that the batters todav are supermen
as compared to the batters of the old
days. The ancient hitters strove to
drive the ball against the horizon, but
the base balls of their days did not seem
to have the carrying power. Either
that or the ancient batters did not have
! the strength and the reflexes of the
i batters of today.
If dors not seem nossihle that the
modern athletes at bat should be so
far superior to their predecessors.
Os course, the pitching has become
more and more terrible in the last
1 few years, but even pitching as bad
as some of the clubs have produced
hardly could account for the home- .
run orgy that is going on.
The Inference is that the batters are
receiving some sort of artificial aid.
Nobody connected with the base ball
j clujps Is interested in finding out what
it is. The magnates seem to be satis-
HARNER WILL COACH
AT EPISCOPAL HIGH
ALEXANDRIA. Va„ July IS.—
' Slick - ' Hamer, hackflcld luminary at-
Virginia Military Institute last Fall,
has been nampd to coach the Epis
copal High School backfleld candidates
next. foot, ball season.
Hamer, a clever performer in basket
ball, base ball and track, as well as on
| the gridiron, will work under the di
' rection of Charles V. Tompkins, for
! m?r University of Virginia athlete,'
who is head coach at Episcopal.
Bickerton Caldwell, who captained
the Virginia eleven In 1927, again will
coach the Episcopal linesmen.
J. F. Wilson, superintendent of pub
lic recreation, is arranging plans for
a municipal field day which he will
stage on Haydon field in early Sep
tember. A swimming meet, finals of
the municipal tennis and base ball
tournaments, foot, races and an exhibi
tion of basket weaving work will be on
the program.
Red Cross life-saving work is con
ducted at the municipal pool each
| Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11
. am., while Instructions in swimming
are given each Monday. Wednesday and
Friday at the same time.
A party of 50 members of the Old
Dominion Boat Club, including ap
proximately 15 oarsmen, will go to the
i Southern Rowing Association regatta
j at Richmond, Va„ July 27.
Virginia A. C. held the last meeting
before Its usual Summer adjournment
on Thursday night, when plans for foot
ball were started. The club also decided
to spon c or a basket ball team next
Winter.
J. Sid Douglas has been elected cap
tain of the Old Dominion Boat Club,
to succeed Magnus W. Bales, resigned.
Frank L. Spencer and Hollis J. Nugent
have been reinstated to active mem
j bership.
White Sox trounced the Colonials.
2 to 1. In a midget section, Alexandria
Playgrounds Base Ball League game.
St. Mary's Celtics have booked home
' games with the Naval Hospital nine
! July 21 and the Georgetown A. C. for
' July 28. Both games will take place
■ 1 at Baggett’s Park.
i Virginia A. C. has listed an engage
i ment with the Fort Washington poet
team at Fort Washington, Md., tomor
■ row.
i CANOEISTS ARE STRIVING
! FOR HONORS ON POTOMAC
Canoeists from New York, Philadel
phia and other points were to vie with
; Washington Canoe Club and Potomac
• Boat Club bladesmen of this city in the
: annual canoe regatta of Washington
• Canoe Club this afternoon on the Po
i tomac, starting at 2 o’clock.
The course of the races was to be
from the Three Sisters to the Wash
ington C. C., clubhouse.
INTERSECTIONAL NET
PLAY IN SEMI-FINALS
Be the Associated Press,
j CHICAGO, July 13.—East was to bat- j
j tie Middle West and the Misouri Valley
was to fight it out with California to
-1 day for places in the final of the
! United States lntersectlonal team ten
, ms championships at the Chicago Town
and Country Club.
The East, represented by Julius i
Sellgson and Eugene McAullfle. both of
New York, reached the semi-final yes
terday by downing the Texas section,
two matches to one. Sellgson overcome
James Quick of Dallas, and McAullfTe
defeated John Barr, also of Dallas, In
the singles encounters, but the Texans
came back to take the doubles.
! Three Southern stars, Bryant Grant.
Atlanta. Ga.. and the New Orleans pair
, of Dan K. Murray. jr„ and Cliff Sut
ter. were unable to withstand the pow
erful games of the Missouri Valley team
of Wray Brown. St. Louis, and Harris
Coggeshall. Des Moines. Brown took a
singles match from Grant, and Cog
geshall took the other singles tilt from
Murrav. Paired together. Brown and |
Coggeshall won the doubles to sweep
the series.
California's team of Keith Oledhill.
Santa Barbara, and Ellsworth Vines.
Pasadena, drew a first round bye, as
did the Midwest’s defending champions.
Emmett Pare of Chicago and Paul
j Kunkel of Cincinnati.
Finals will be held Sunday afternoon.
BERWYNS LIST TWIN BILL.
Berwyn, Md„ A. C. nine will enter
lain Clover A. C. In a double header
tomorrow afternoon on the Berwyn
field, starting at, 2 o'clock. Oiddlngs.
Hess and Roberts are Berwyn's pitching
nominees.
KOSENBLOOM WINS BOUT.
\ HOQUIAM. Wash., July 13 UP*.—
! Maxie Rosenbloom, New York light
i heavyweight, won a decision over Willie
Feldman of Aberdeen, formerly of
Brooklyn, in a six-round bout here last
night.
■ ■■■—- ■ i. ■ ■ ■■ » ■ —■ »
s—AS IN TENNIS. —BY FEG MURRAY
THE letter “S" to the end of
tennis, but in ...meric*, at
least, it was also the begin
ning. for the first two cham
pions of the United States
were Richer d D. Sears and Henry
W. Siocum. jr.
The letter *‘S’’ reigned supreme in
1 the States from 1881 to 1889. in
elusive. Richard D. Sears winning
seven successive singles titles, a feat
, no other player has ever accom
plished. and Henry Slocum, two.
Sears was also a six-time winner
in the doubles. Since the time of
these two "Super-S’s” no other
plaver whose last name began with
the nineteenth letter of the alphabet
has ever ’••ached thfe final round of
the United States single* champion
-1 ship.
Among the ladies, the famous
Sutton sisters dominated the “S’s’
. in America, and May O. Sutton.
, now Mrs. Tom Bundy, also domi
nated the players of England tn
1905 and 1907. She was United
i States champion in 1904. and her
sister. Florence, was winner of the
tournament in 1911.
i Miss Evelyn Sears won the United
• States women’s title in 1907. while
Miss Eleanor Sears, the famous
Bos', jo sportswoman, was a prom
inent contender in 1911. 1912 and
1818,
MERCUR HEADS DRAW
IN LONGWOOD TENNIS
By the Associated Press.
BROOKLINE. Mass , July 13 —Draw
ings for the thirty-seventh annual
Longwood Bowl tennis singles tourna
ment at the Longwood Cricket Club
next week were made public today.
Fritz Mcrcur of Bethlehem, Pa., was,
seeded first of the 64 entries accepted,
followed by John H. Doeg of Santa
Monica, Calif. Wilmer Allison of Aus
tin, Tex., winner last year, is with the j
United States Davis Cup team in Eu
rope and therefore is unable to com
pete.
The first two rounds will be played
Monday, with two out of three sets de
ciding each match. Beginning on Tuea
day each match will go three out of
five sets.
The women's singles and men's dou- ,
bles will start Tuesday. Among the
woman entrants are three Californians,
Marjorie Gladman of Santa Monica,
first, women's intercollegiate champion: i
Mrs. L. A. Harper of San Francisco and
Mrs. Josephine Cruickshank of Santa
Ana.

Fights Last Night
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO.—Jack "Kid" Berg. Eng
land. outpointed Herman Perlick, Kala
mazoo, Mich. <lo*. Hershtc Wilson,
Danville. 111., outpointed Wildcat Monte,
Drumright. Okla. <Bi.
NEW YORK. Dave Shade. Califor
nia. outpointed Leo Mitchell. California
«10 *. Rubv Goldstein. New York,
stopped Billy Drako. Germany « 3 >.
Midget Wolgast. Philadelphia, stopped
Poutter Parra, Chile 1 7».
SAN DIEGO. Calif —Dynamite Jaek
son. Los Angeles, outpointed Seal Har
ris. Chicago GO*.
COLUMBUS. Ohio.—Eddie O'Dowd.
Columbus, outpointed Eddie BunraAJ.
Erie. Pa. (10).
To make a running jump from
ancient to modern we find that
Julius Sellgson, national collegiate
champion in 1928. and Frank X.
Shields, the lad who reached the
semi-final of the men’s singles tour
nament last year without losing a
set, are the only two “S’s” in the
first ten today.
In England, however, there are
blgeer and better ’‘S-tennis’’ players.
Back in 1908 a Mrs. Sterry won the
women’s singles title at Wimbledon.
Nineteen years later her daughter,
Gwen, was one of the best of the
English players, being a member of
the British Wightman Cup doubles
team which beat the American pair
of Eleanor Goss and Mrs. Chapin.
Peggy Saunders helped England win
the Wightman Cup in 1928. while
Mrs. Satterthwaite has long been
one of the empire’s leading woman
players.
Three other *‘S’’ stars of inter
national fame are Zenzo Shimizu,
captain of the Japanese Davis Cup
team around 1921; P. D. B. Spence
of South Africa, and Count Salm.
Austrian Davis Cup star.
Harvey Snodgrass, since turned
professional, ranked sixth in the
United States in 1924. and Johnny
Btrach*n was tenth in 1913.
Harvard-Yale Trackmen
Picked to Down Britonm
By the Associated Press.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. July 13.—Four
great universities of Old and New Eng
land meet here today on track and
field. The joint forces of Harvard and
Yale were slight favorites to defeat
Oxford and Cambridge in their ninth
meeting since 1899. The series is a
tie with four victories each.
First places only count In the 12 j
events except in case rs a tie, when
second places decide the result. Only
four men, one lrom each university, ]
will compete In each event.
Two years ago at Stamford Bridge. !
England, the Americans, overwhelming
favorites, were defeated 7 to 5.
Today Harvard-Yale athletes were
picked by some experts to win 7 of the
12 events.
British hope lies in the running
events, for the pole vault, high jump
and shotput are conceded to Harvard
and Yale.
WILLIAMS EQUALS
100-YARD RECORD
Does 9 3-5 in Winning Heat.
Faces American Runners
in Final Today.
By the Associated Press.
VANCOUVER. British Columbia,
July 13.—Percy Williams last
night upheld the reputation
which he made last year at
Amsterdam as the Olympic
sprint champion by outrunning Frank
Wykoflf of Glendale. Calif., and equal
ing the world record of 9 3-5 seconds
; for the 100-yard dash.
Williams ran in the first heat of
the hundred at the midsummer carni
val and grand amateur athletic meet
here. The final will be run today.
Ten thousand people who came to
see their hero against classy competi
i tion for the first time on his home [
grounds went wild as he shot into the
final 10 yards. 1 yard ahead of the
speeding Wykoff, exactly the same dis
tance that separated them in the 200 j
meters of the final at Amsterdam last
Summer.
In contrast to the smooth cinder
track of the Dutch stadium, Williams
ran on a track inches deep in loose i
dirt and dust, one usually used for
horseracing.
Today Williams will face an even
more severe test when h- comes up
against Wykoff and Johnny Fitzpat
: rick again, and also Claude Bracey of ,
Texas, Eddie Tolan, University of
Michigan, and Milton Maurer of Los
Angeles.
The second heat of the 100 yards |
was not the equal of the first. Michi- ;
gan's midnight express. Eddie Tolan.
was running with his eyes on the other i
men and he placed second to Bracey. j
who won in 10 seconds flat. Wykoffs
teammate. Maurer, was third.
R. F. Bowen of the University of
Pittsburgh waltzed through the 220-
yard dash to equal British Columbia's
record of 22 flat. Henry Cumming of
Newark. N. J.. ran an easy second,
while Tolan saved himself for today
by running just ahead of Vancouver's
representative, Tom Flanagan.
Johnny Fitzpatrick, running easily,
i shot himself into the finals of the in
vitation 220 yards when he placed third
in the second heat, which was won t>y
the rangy Negro, Wesley Foster of
Washington State College. Frank Wy
koff ran second.
EMERY TRACK TEAM
SCORES OVER HAYES
J
Scoring 108 points. Emery athletes de
feated Hayes, which registered 66 in one
of the series of track meets being con
ducted by the Municipal Playground De
partment among boy playground ath
letes of the city preliminary to con
ference meets to be held next week.
Winners in the conference affairs will
qualify for the city championship meet
to be held August 21.
Hayes substituted yesterday at the
last minute for the Wheatley team and
because of the short notice was unable
to assemble Its strongest combination.
Individual honors were garnered by
Pearson and Payne of Emery, each of
whom counted 10 points.
Meets in the Western section of the
city will start Tuesday, when Cooke.
Bancroft and Johnson athletes clash on
the Cooke field. The Eastern section
also will continue with Its meets next
| week.
Summaries of yesterday's meet:
7#-POtTN» CLASS.
SO-T«rd dash—Won by Boyle <Hs»»s' end
White <Emery). tie: third. Curtin (Emery'
Running broad jump—Won by Vermil
lion 'Hayes', B. Boyle 'Hayes' and Brick
• Hares', tie.
220-yard relay—Won by Emery 'White,
Roland. Curtin. Yates': second. Hayes.
M-POt NO CLASS.
80-yard dash—Won by Pearson (Em»rr):
; Estin 'Hayes': Carmidy (Hayes'.
Running broad jump—Won by Cassidy
(Emeryi: Dove < Emery': Vermillion 'Haves'.
3SO-yard relay—Won by Emery 'Farrell.
| Curtin. Dove. Pearson): second. Hayes.
100-POt’ND CLASS.
80-yard dash—Won by Mackessv (Emery):
Estin 'Hayes': Nolte 'Emery'.
Runnlnr broad iump—Won by Biley
(Hayes': Carmidy (Hayes': Nolte (Emery.
Running high jump—Won by Cassidy
(Emery): Hollis 'Emery): Keehan (Hayes':
Barber (Hayes': Neshtre 'Hayes': Proudfoot
(Emery): Robinson 'Emery), tie for third.
360-yard relay—Won by Emery 'Farrell.
Mackessv. Cassidy. Dove',: second. Hayes.
lIS-POCNO CLASS.
70-yard dash—Won by Slrasser (Emery):
Wells (Emery): Plant 'Emery'.
Running broad jump—Won by Wells
(Emery): Mahoney (Hayes); Strasser
(Emery).
Running high Jump—Won by Plant (Em
ery): Miller (Hayes': Riley (Hayes).
440-yard relay—Won by Emery (Wells.
Orazslsno. Plant. Strasser): second. Hayes.
LNLIMITED CLASS.
100-yard dash—Won by Payne (Emery);
Gaeger »«ayes): Strayer (Emery).
Running broad jump—Won by Gaeger
(Hayes): Birila (Emery): Bullivan (Hayes'.
Running hl«h Jump—Won b» Payna 'Em
ery': Plant (Emery): Henry (Hayea). tie.
Half-mile run—Won by Brick (Hayes):
Earrell (Emery); Pavne (Emery).
440-yard relay— Won by Emery (Stras
ser. Wells. Plant. Payr.e); second. Hayes.
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SPOItTS.
FINAL IS DOUBLES
LISTED FOR TODAY
Semi-Final Must Be Finished
First —Two Surprises in
D. C. Singles Play.
THERE still were no odds in the
sideline speculations as to who
will be the next District net
champion after tomorrow's final
match at Edgemoor Club, the
riddle being only half solved by the
i elimination yesterday of Dooly Mitchell
and Ensign Bill Howard in two spec
tacular semi-finals.
Mitchell succumbed to the battling
veteran, Clarence Charest. B—lo,8 —10, 6 —4.
6—4. Howard bowed to Bob Considine,
i 7—5, 6—2.
i Doubles final was carded this after
| noon, following the completion of the
King - Mitchell vs. Howard - Farrine
match, which was halted by darkness,
! with the latter pair winning the first
! set. 6 —2. and King and Mitchell the
second, 11—9.
In the completed semi-final en
counter Tom Mangan and Considine
flashed through the Army team, MaJ.
W. M. Robinson and Lieut. S. K. Rob
ertson, 6 —2. 7—5.
Favorite* Are Beaten.
Before the start of yesterday’s duels
Mitchell and Howard were picked by
many as the most likely survivors, the
former because he has been exhibiting
the best, game of his career this season,
and because Charest. a veteran, had
been through two such nerve-wracking
tests in previous rounds.
But Charest gave no quarter.
Never has the former District cham
pion fought a gamer or more heady
battle. After Mitchell had captured the
first set, 10—8. many looked to see the
one-armed vet slow down, but instead
he increased his pace if anything.
• In the last set Mitchell lost no time
in smashing his way through to a 4—o
lead. Charest here showed his courage
\ hi staving off defeat by tieing the count
i at 4 —4. Then, in an up-hill fight, he
battled through the next two for the
j match.
j The expected color of the Howard
i Considine match was somewhat blurred
by the foot-faulting of Howard, which
; slowed the ensign’s pace in the opening
set and completely demoralized him in
’ the second. Considine's service also
! lacked some of its customary vim and
vigor due to the painstaking care he
exercised not to cross the line ahead of
time. He contrived to escape the
penalties which fell thick and fast to
his opponent.
Farrin Is Dynamic.
Howard, paired with that human
! dynamo, Farrin, set a pace for Mitchell
i and King in the doubles match. It
; was far and away the fastest doubles
match of the tournament, with volley
! ing duels at the net that would have
caused more than a little excitement in
an international exhibition.
Play was to continue from the point
| left off-set-all—early this afternoon
:at 2 o’clock. The final is carded for
3:30 o'clock, the winners of this set-to
: meeting Considine and Mangan.
MOE FACING CARTER
FOR WESTERN TITLE
By the Associated Press
j KANSAS CITY. July 13.—The col
. legiate atmosphere cannot be erased
from important matches of the thirtieth
! annual Western amateur golf touma
i ment. ending today with the final 36-
hole match between Don Moe of Port
land. Oreg., and Gilbert Carter of
Nevada. Mo.
; Moe is a University of Oregon sopho
■ more: Carter is captain of the Uni
versity of Missouri golf team.
Moe won his wav into the finals by
eliminating John Lehman, former Big
Ten golf champion from Purdue, in
his quarter-final round Carter defeat
ed Carey L. Ballew, Jr.. Kansas City
junior college sophomore. Both won
3 and 2.
Captured by the infectious smile,
sportsmanship and excellent golf of the
19-year-old Pacific Coast boy, the gal
lery today probably will be pulling for
him, despite the fact a native son is
his opponent.
Carter has been the darkest of "dark
horses'* in the tournament and may
surprise the tournament followers who
are picking Moe as an easy victor.
SHORE IS DEFEATED
IN MARYLAND FINAL
Frank Shore. Washington junior titls
holder, went, down to defeat in the title
round of the Maryland State champion
ships yesterday at the hands of young
Billy Jacobs, brother of Eddie, and
! former boys' national champion, who
ousted the Washingtonian, 6 —l, 7—5,
i 6—3.
Shore attempted to force his way to
1 an aggressive net attack, but Jacobs’
deep driving and accuracy in passing
him down the line made this impos
i sible.
j The Oriole player proved strong in
I the fore court as well a« back of the
| base line.
Spectacular volleys at the net. with
, Billy Jacobs on the offensive, featured
: the match.
PORTMARNOCK. Ireland. July 13
</P>. —Abe Mitchell won the Irish open
golf championship on a play-off of yes
terday's triple tie with a score of 150
, to 152 for Archie Compstor and 160 for
: Len Holland.
Transportation Clerks downed the
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Richmond. Fredericksburg & Potomac
Railroad League game at Eppa Hun
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