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' Part 5—4 Pages ft tlndependent Grid Play Here Ends Today: Capital Enjoys Big Year in Sports MOHAWKS ENGAGE f BALTIMORE TEAM m i i ... .1 i ... r Meet Lansdowne, Winner of : Loop Title—Four Other Games Carded. , f' - - . * f NDEPENDENT foot ball hereabout Is i I slated to end Its 1929 season this » I afternoon. The campaign will go out 1 with a flourish, several bright games being listed in the city and environs. Headlining the card will be the bat tie between the Mohawks and the cham pion Lansdowne eleven of the Baltimore i League in Griffith Stadium at 2:30 * o’clock. i In other games. Palace A. C., claim * ant of the 135-pound class title, will I engage National Press Building Cardi nals at Silver Spring at 2:30 o’clock. * Arlington Preps and the Navajoe eleven of Alexandria will face on the Arling ■ ton field at 2:30 o’clock. Dor-A and Wol * verines will mix at Riverdale at 3 » o’clock and Shamrock and Friendship 115-Dound elevens will have it out on r Fairlawn field at 2:30 o’clock. ft * Opening their season this year. Mo- J hawks defeated the Lansdowne eleven, i* 13 to 0. at Baltimore, but the Oriole * City outfit has improved notably since, as attested by its victory in the Balti more League flag race, and is figured to » give the Indians a stem battle today. A luminary of the Lansdowne team * Is Nate Weinstock, former Western u. Maryland tackle, line coach at George * Washington last season and head mentor this year tft the University cf > Baltimore. Weinstock plays a tackle for j* the Baltimore clubmen. » Hawks, keen to end their season with * a victory and regain some of the pres “ tige they lost through their recent de “ feat by the Apaches for the city title, i, have been drilling hard during the ■ week. They will have their full strength X at hand today. • ✓ - Lansdowne is all set for a deter- . 1 mined effort to conquer the Indians to * even scores for the defeat in Baltimore. * Many rooters are expected to accom pany the visitors here: v Should Palace A. C. take the Press I’ Building Cardinals they figure they will have an indisputable claim to the cUv 135-pound crown. Palace won the title X in the Capital City League 135-pound / loop and have been undefeated this sea * son. They have played 15 games, taking “ part in 3 in one week. They plan to close their season today, £ and if they do it will be the last ap > • pearance of the combination in the 135-pound class, as Palace figures to il play 150-pound ranks next year. The * team has been outstanding among the , 4 135-pound elevens here for the past u three seasons. " John Smith has been coaching the * Palace boys during these three years. >•- with Joe Perrone as manager. * 'f-Clure, Edwards and Wondrack are atu. u unced as the officials for today’s game. * Arlington Preps, who have put in a w> strenuous and successful season under ” the energetic management of Charlie X Deuterman, are hopeful of scoring over it the Navajoes. j 4 Two hustling elevens will meet when u the Dor-A and Wolverine teams clash. £ Bob Mingee and Bill Walton have . been coaching and managing the Dor-A eleven, respectively. The team had * rather an indifferent start, but has w shown decided improvement in recent games. , “ Wolverines have shown considerable -• power. j* Shamrock and Friendships are a cou pie of hustling elevens who figure to put 1 on an interesting battle. *. QUINTSOF NEARBY t SCHOOLS GET REST a r m „ ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 21. Alexandria and Episcopal High Schools, i each of which has completed its pre- T holiday schedule of two basket ball f games, will idle until January 11. ** Episcopal’s contests were of a practice * nature, in which it showed strongly *• against Emerson Institute and Eastern , High, while Alexandria looked good in .v two regulation games against Western *• High and Benedictine College of Rich -17 mond. «* George Mason High, the only local “ school which has not opened its cage ~ schedule yet, will get going early next * month. m The George Mason schedule has not i been completed, but the Alexandria and * Episcopal cards follow: * ALEXANDRIA. January—ll. Woodward School: 14. Fred * ericksbura Collegians at Fredericksburg: 17. Warrenton Hish School at Warrenton. Va.: L 1«. Kmaht s Btore Pive: 24. George Mason M Hieh: 31. Washington-Lee High. r. February—7. Swavely School: 13. Emer *on Institute: 19. Central High at Washing n ton: 21. Leesburg High 27. Knight's Store it Five: 29. Swavely School at Manassas. Va. m March I—Central High. " EPISCOPAL. . January—6. open: 11. Swavely School: 15. ■> Eastern High: 18. Gilman Country School: , i 22. open: 24. St. Christopher's School at i» Richmond: 29. Central High. •* February—l. Virginia Episcopal School: 5. -* Eastern High at Washington: 8. Augusta o Military Academy at Charlottesville; 12, f Swavely School at Manassas: 15. B'ienen doah Valley Academy at Winchester. Va.: ~ 19. Western High: 22. Staunton Military Academy: 26. Emerson Institute. * March—l, Woodberry Forest School. J7 Alta Delta Omega Fraternity cagers u- are* seeking senior class basket ball J opposition. Manager William Farr may r* be telephoned at Alexandria 940 be tween 6 and 7 p.m. '4 Whitestone's Store five will battle the * Tremont A. C. of Washington here on J, Friday at 8 o'clock in the Armory Hall. 5* Knight’s Store five will go into action 4 against a speedy team next Saturday u night, entertaining the Central High *» School five of Washington on the « Armory Hall court at 8:30. » Manager and Capt. Robert Foote of the Clover A. C. Is anxious to arrange ■ i junior class games. Foote's telephone Is Alexandria 2027-J. and he may be telephoned between 5:30 and 7 p.m. m «» St. Mary’s Celtics are in the field for games with unlimited and semi«*jro * i fessional clubs. Manager Robert Mc * Donald may be reached at Alexandria m. 516. branch 4, between 8 am. and 4 o m. - • 3 GOODHART TAKES JOB £ WITH BALTIMORE A. C. id Harry Goodhart has resigned his post * Ij, as assistant to Otto Glockler, squash ■ rackets coach at the Racquet Club, to become mentor of this sport at the «. Baltimore Athletic Club. Goodhart will assume his new post a •*»■ week from tomorrow. £ Glc-kler will name a new assistant at hL. the Racquet Club soon. Shires Signs for Bout That Will Have Color ST. PAUL, Minn., December 21 ■ OP). —Arthur (The Great) Shires, manager tamer and fighting ball player of the Chicago White Sox, has been signed for a 10-round bout here January 7, Promoter Jerk Do ran announced tonight. The great one’s opponent has not l been selected, but he will be chosen 1 more for color than for class, Do ran said, preferably an athlete who has won a name In some other sport than boxing and who stands about even with Arthur In ring expe rience. Doran said he would consider challenges from foot ball players, hockey players, umpires and other base ball players. Shires, who will fight in Madison Square Garden in New York January 3, before making his bow in St. Paul, indicated in a letter to Doran that he expected to continue in the ring. “What if I do get a few lumps and bumps while I’m learning this busi ness,” he wrote the promoter in re turning his signed contract. "That old pay check is pretty good plaster to draw out the soreness, and I’ll beat more guys than will beat me.” BASS' NEW CROWN MAY BE ABOLISHED Junior Lightweight Class Menaced by Questioned Morgan Battle. BY EDWARD J. NEIL, Associated Press Sports Writer. NEW YORK, December 21.—The Junior lightweight class, youth ful hybrid among the eight old divisions that have existed since boxing was organized, seems kbout to die a sudden and nat ural death in New York State, land of its birth. The death blow, experts believe, was struck last night In Madison Square Garden, where Benny Bass, Philadel phia veteran, knocked out the defend ing champion. Tod Morgan, in two rounds of a title test that aroused defi nite suspicions in the minds of the faithful and the critics alike. Shortly after the raising of Bass’ hand as the new 130-pound title holder. Chairman James A. Farley of the State Athletic Commission an nounced that neither boxer would be paid until a thorough Investigation into every phase of the match had been t made. May Abolish Class. Today, although no official statement could be obtained, it was generally un derstood that the commission will abolish the class at its meeting Tues day as the one definite means of pun ishing the participants for any irregu larities that may have prevailed in the ring last night. A dearth of direct evidence that things were not "on the up and up” is admittedly the bar to more drastic ac tion. Chairman Farley ordered the sending of the fighters’ checks to the commission after it was discovered that gamblers in the lobby of the Garden were offering as high as 6 to 1 that Bass would knock out the defending champion. Reports circulated' before the fight that Morgan had been guaranteed $35,000 by Phil Glassman, manager of Bass, in event that the title changed hands, caused Farley to instruct Referee Jimmy Crowley to be on the watch dur ing the action. Glassman said today that stories of the excessive guarantee were only "pub licity,” issued in an effort to stir up in terest in the match. Entire receipts totaled only $28,000. There appeared no hint today that Morgan, who held the upper hand dur ing the first round, was not completely knocked out In the second round. He was felled for a count of nine by one right-hand punch, and finished by an other that landed squarely on his chin. Frank Bruen. vice president of the Garden, suggested today that the 130- pound division, several times in ques tionable repute since its inauguration here seven years ago, be abolished lm ' mediately. He said also that in the event the commission took action against Morgan and Bass they, too, along with any other boxers of the managers in volved, Glassman and Frank Churchill, would also be "abolished” as far as the Garden is concerned. LEAN SPORTS WEEK FOR SCHOOL TEAMS With the holidays on this will be a lean week among schoolboy athletes of the District group so far as formal coitT j petition is concerned. Three basket ball games are the only contests scheduled. Two of these will be played Friday and the other Saturday. In Friday’s engagements St. John's will engage its alumni In the Vermont Avenue school gym and Business and Hyattsville High will clash on the Na ; tlonal Guard Armory floor at Hyatts ville. Central’s quint is slated to go over to Alexandria Saturday night to engage | the Knight’s Store five. By no means, though, will the scho lastic basketers loaf during the week. 1 Most of the squads will get plenty of hard practice. After the first of the year athletics among the schoolboys will be resumed with a will and the basketers. track sters, swimmers, boxers and wrestlers j will get to work in earnest. i RACQUET CLUB BEATS BALTIMORE IN SQUASH Opening its seasrn, the squash rackets team of the Racquet Club of Washing ton vanquished the Maryland Club of Baltimore in a briskly contested en gagement. 6 matches to 4. on the Wash ington club’s courts yesterday after noon. In the best match. Allen C. Mlnnlx, Racquet Club champion, conquered Charles Bymington of Baltimore, 3 to 2. January 18 has been set for a return engagement between the teams In Bal timore. Otto Glockler is again coaching the , Racquet Club team. Summaries of yesterday’s matches: A1 Mlnnix (W.) defeated C. Symington, i 3-2: F. F. Symington 18.1 defeated H. L. . de Sibour. 3-1: J. W. Cooper <B.) defeated R. W. Miller. 3-1; Phillips Lee Ooldsoborugh. ir iB.) defeated T. L. Block. 3-1: Dr. H. O. Moulton <W.i defeated W. D. waxier. Jr., 3-r Stanley Carr <W.» defeated Gene WII -1 Hams 3-2: Leonard A. Block IW.) defeated C. V. Brown. 3-0; W. Cooney IB.) defeated George M. Morris, by default: W. L. Good wyn iw.) defeated Jack Swope. 3-1: J. M. Denison (W.) defeated Dick TjtcSherry, 3-0. SPORTS SECTION §% puratau ptaf WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1929. I | NOTABLE AMONG WASHINGTON PERFORMERS IN MANY LINES OF COMPETITION | ip * % * * %v v p * '4 I ttmiß ' • j i 1 S-- i j k " Sp : />, R. ,*« WRi %<i :•' «? ''J »' f \ ‘ B lik <JAKE. Sr ~ Goldblatt \ "' ' . BIG CROWD TO SEE DIXIE GRID CLASSIC 20,000 Expected at New Year Southern Conference Game at Atlanta. BY DILLON L. GRAHAM. Associated Press Sports Writer. ATLANTA, Ga., December 21. Officials in charge of the Shrlne-all-star Southern Con ference charity foot ball game for New Year day forecast the biggest crowd of the season for the holiday battle. Basing their estimate on the number , of tickets already sold and the daily 1 increasing demand for the pasteboards, j the authorities expect upward of 20,000 . \ persons to jam their way into the great field stadium to see the grand finale ! of the current season in Dixie. ' Coach Bob Neyland of the University : of Tennessee is to coach the team rep - 11 presenting the upper half of the con ference, while Charles Bachman, the University of Florida mentor, will guide the Southern eleven. The players are to report here December 27 for prac : tice. Several of the original 50 players invited have reported that would , be unable to play and the gaTfie com mittee is busy negotiating with other gridiron stars to fill those places. The ; complete list probably will be announced 1 early next week. Lopo, North Carolina State lineman, ' and Nutter, Virginia Poly end, yes terday wired their acceptance and will report to the Northern team. Officials for the contest, selected on the basis of their seniority In con ference service, were announced today by Arthur Hutchens. Lake Wales. Fla ! president of the Southern officials as- j soclation. They are Norris Moriarity (St. Mary’s), Birmingham, umpire; C. W. Streit (Auburn), Birmingham, field judge: “Rip” Majors (Auburn), Ander- j son. S. C„ head linesman. Hutchens, a graduate of Purdue, will be the referee. Gus Tebell’s North Carolina State Wolf Pack, Southern Conference basket ball champions last year, have started their offensive in quest of another crown. The Raleigh five trampled Atlantic : Christian College, 48-11, in the opening game several nights ago. Two letter men from the titular squad , form the nucleus of the 1930 team, and i Tebell has uncovered several promising , basketers from among the newcomers to round out the quintet. The Wolf Pack will play 17 games this i season, including 11 conference battles, i The conference tournament, at which the championship is decided, will b“ . held in Atlanta starting February 28. ü ßattle of the Palms” Is Slated February 27 NEW YORK, December 21 OP).— The annual "Battle of the Palms,” featuring Jack Sharkev, Boston heavyweight, against some contender not yet chosen, will be waged in Miami, Fla., February 27, 1930, Madison Square Garden announced today. The same date has been chosen as last season, when the Garden car ried out the last plans of the late Tex Rickard and staged a bout In the Winter rendezvous between Sharkey and Young Stribling of Macon. Ga. Since that time a permanent outdoor arena seating 50,000 has been constructed at Miami, where the Garden plans to stage one major contest in each of the coming six years. An opponent will be named for Sharkey on or before January 15, the Garden announced. Definite decision will be made following upon the arrival here of Victorio Campolo. the Argentine giant, and the results of heavyweight tilts scheduled in the Garden between Tuffy Griffiths and Johnny Risko and Otto Von Porat and Paulino Uzcudun. CADETS WORK OUT ON ARIZONA DESERT One Indian and Jackrabbits Watch Army Team Drill for Coast Game. By the Associated Press. Flagstaff. Ariz., December ai.— With a lone Indian and several Jack rabbits as spectators, the Army foot ball squad indulged In a 20-minute workout this afternoon on the Arizona desert at ; Canyon Diablo, between Flagstaff and Winslow, where its special train was stopped on the main line. Under a cloudless sky and in the bracing air, Frank Wandle put the squad through a series of exercises, and then Coach Biff Jones lined up three teams for signal practice. As the train stopped, the hundred cadets piled off in sweat shirts, eager to stretch their legs. Cadets on the team and scout teams chased rabbits and Investigated ruined adobe huts, while Maj. Gen. W. R. Smith, super intendent of the West Point Military Academy, looked on with a smile. He ventured the remark that the workout was the most unusual an Army gridiron team ever had. While all the players are In excellent condition, Capt. Jones is concerned over their lack of practice, and on arrival at Palo Alto he will hold two sessions a day. gUP jm ' . m e f ' Py ■ | Marberrv^ s '\ Jk / > ■ j-. . i Lorraine OuLU- TROJANS’ LINEMEN PRIMING EOR PITT f • * Jones Is Paying Particular Attention to Forwards for Big Game. By the Associated Press. PASADENA. Calif., December 21. Coach Howard Jones sent his University of Southern Califor nia gridsters through a strenu ous dummy scrimmage today, placing special emphasis on the play of the line, which he said would have to click on New Year day if the Pittsburgh Panthers are to bt turned back at the Pasadena rose bowl. Jones placed Captain Nathan Bar ragar at the running guard position, from which he had been crowded in midseason by a sophomore, John Baker. Barragar apparently has regained his early season form. Jones Indicated he was far from pleased with the functioning of the Trojan line in the Carnegie Tech game, which saw the Tartans outrush the Tro jans in the first half, before they wilted ■ and took the short end of the 45 to 13 score. Pittsburgh, the Eastern repre sentative in the annual intersectional classic, has a line touted highly along the Atlantic Coast. The first scrimmage against the Spar tans, the cannon fodder against which ; ; the U. S. C. first string brushes up Its | defense against opponents’ particular brand of foot ball, is scheduled for Tues day. Christmas day will be a holiday In Trojan foot ball circles. But Thursday the squad will be cut to 35 men and moved to a Pasadena hotel. Practice will be shifted the day after Christmas from Bovard Fbld on the campus, to I the rose bowl turf. The Trojan coach said he was satis fied with the team's backfleld strength, augmented this week by the return of I the fleet-footed Jesse Hill to. the full back berth. Hill, one of the most elusive runners on the Pacific seaboard and a track man of note, had been out with a twisted knee. Don Moses, half- j back, and Jones were at Bovard Field | today, still evidencing effects of bad colds which confined them to their homes yesterday. WALES PLAYS IN RAIN AND FINISHES SECOND LONDON, December 21 Mb. —Heedless of a steady rain and chilly winds, the Prince of Wales competed for the Sir Arthur Paget golf cup at Coombe Hill Golf Club today, finishing on? stroke j behind the winner. The prince played hatless and coat- 1 , less and when his round was ended he was drenched to the skin; l Wyjy ../cysT * Pm \f ' f v t ligspi§!ipf«'v \ fSA £ •" -A. i ' 'ly 1 A T ' IJL j§ Miller B. Stevinson- GOLDEN, HH LEAD AT PASADENA Paterson, N. J., Pro Shoots 67 to Break Record for Course. BY PAUL B. ZIMMERMAN, Associated Press Sport* Writer. PASADENA, Calif., December 21. — Two golf exponents from the Atlantic seaboard, Johnny Golden and Bill Mehlhorn, today stroked their way to the lead of a field of more than 100 players in the Pasadena $4,000 open tournament, with cards of 140. Within' a stroke of this pair trooped George von Elm. Detroit amateur, who yesterday headed the list with his fellow townsman, Walter Hagen; Craig Wood, defending title holder from Bloomfield, N. J.; Horton Smith, Joplin, Mo.; Joe Kirkwood, Philadelphia, and Densmore Shute, Columbus, Ohio, j Golden, who hails from Paterson, N. I J., shot 67 on today’s 18, 1 under the course record held by Wood. This was i by a stroke the best card of the proceed- I ings. Mehlhorn and Kirkwood had I 68s for the next best count. On the basis of scores of 151 or bet ter, 64 qualified to compete for the money In tomorrow’s concluding 36 holes. Stubborn greens, which saw him three-putt a number of holes, were responsible for Hagen’s 74. This, coupled with his leading card of 69, yesterday gave him 143. Golden collected five birdies in his round today, shooting both the out going and incoming nines two under par. Mehlhorn’s outgoing card in cluded four birdies which enabled him to finish with 33, three under perfect figures. He came home in par 35. WEST VIRGINIA QUINTET , WILL PLAY G. U. TWICE MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Deceipper 21.•—Twenty games, including 6 on an invasion of the East and 11 here on the home court, will constitute the basket ball schedule of Virginia during the 1930 season. Two games, home-and-home, will be played with Georgetown. January 3—University of Nebraska, January 4—Carnegie Tech. January 10—Georgetown. January 14—West Virginia Wesleyan. January 18—Penn State. January 25—West Virginia Wesleyan, at Buckhannon. January 29—Salem College. February I—Washington and Lee, at Huntington, W. Va. February 3—Georgetown, at Washington. February 4—Temple University, at Phila delphia. February 5—V. 8. Military Academy, at West Point. February 7—Rider College at Trenton, N. J. tebruary B—New York University, at New York. February 12—Duquesne. February 15—Geneva College. February 19—Waynesburg College. February 22—University of Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh. February 28—Washington and Jefferson. March s—Washington and Jefferson, at Washington. Pa. March B—University of Pittsburgh. PEERLESS POSSESS WIN. Peerless A. C. quint defeated Spengler Post five in a 145-pound class Boys’ Club Basket Ball League game last i night in the club gym. COLLEGE BASKET BALL. Pennsylvania, 26; Indiana, 21. Columbia, 44; Harvard, 17. City College of New York, 33; Dart mouth. 21. Minnesota, 46; Cornell (Iowa), 15. Oberlin. 18; Chicago, 15. Marquette, 29; lowa, 19. PRO HOCKET RESULTS. Boston Bruins. 4: Chicago, 1. Toronto, 2; Pittsburgh. 1. Boston, 5; Philadelphia, 3. COLLEGE HOCKEY. Yale, 3; Dartmouth, 2. Golf and General i WASHINGTON ATHLETES ATTAIN WIDE RENOWN * Men and Women , Boys and Girls of Capital Achieve National Recognition . Several Titles Are Garnered. A GREAT year, this, for sport in the District of Columbia. Not only has interest in competition here in 1929 been high, but the caliber of competition also has been notable. There has been remark able expansion In several branches of athletic endeavor and altogther a healthy growth in recreative pursuit. Men and women, boys and girls of the District have achieved national recognition during the year. Several national titles have been garnered by them, and in instances where perform ances were not quite good enough for championships, they nevertheless were sufficiently impressive to earn the per formers rank among the foremost of the country in their particular lines of en deavor. At duckpin bowling, sons and daug ters of the District proved themselves virtually supreme. During the annual championships of the National Duckpin Bowling Congress held In Richmond, Va., they gathered seven of the eight major championships at stake. The woman bowlers of the District swept their section of the tourney, while the man bowlers were high In three events. .Margaret Miltner was returned all events champion. Marjorie Brsdt Smith won the singles title and shared with Marie Frere Whalen in the doubles vic tory, and the King Pin girls won the team laurels. In the men’s section of the tournament Howard Campbell was singles victor. Red Morgan and George Friend the doubles winners and Sam Benson was high for all-events laurels. Clarence Charest, representing the District, walked away with the *ham pionship of the national veterans’ ten nis tournament held at Forest Hills, and Bob Considlne, a Washington boy, shared with George Jennings of Chi cago the doubles title in the boys’ na tional park tennis tournament. Rifle shots of this area scored heav ily in national shooting events. The George * Washington University girls’ team shot its way to the national Inter collegiate title, and boys’ and glrTs’ teams of Central High School captured national championships. Mrs. Marga ret Mitchell Caruthers of the Univer sity of Maryland again won the na tional college woman’s individual title. District National Guards won Eastern champoinship with the rifle at Seagirt. N. J., and starred in the national matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. Canoeists of the District finished In the van in many events in regattas in the East, and performed notably in the annual meet of the American Canoe Racing Association, held on the Poto mac. Boy and girl swimmers of Wash ington annexed South Atlantic titles. A noteworthy advance in sports here was made in the organization of the District of Columbia branch of the Amateur Athletic Union. For the first time the District now controls its ama teur athletics, and the number of clubs already affiliated with the District 1 branch assure its success. Among the big events here this year i were those fostered by The Star for I bowlers and horeshoe pitchers. The individual championship duckpin tour nament, in which Clarence Taft was the winner, was the greatest singles bowling event ever held on a Wash ington drive, while the horshoe tourney, in which M. E. Peake triumphed, al though the first of its kind ever at tempted here, drew a surprisingly large field. It was a fine year for the sandlotters. Base ball leagues filled diamonds daily about the District during the Summer, and interesting races for pennants were conducted before a well-fought city title series was held. Prominent among the nines here was that of the Washington Printers. It won Its league champion ship, then went to Indianapolis and successfully defended its International Typographical Union League laurels. Foot ball teams galore were on the gridirons, and they were better coached and more able than usual. Basket ball, GRIFFMEITSI929 PACE FAILS TO CHEER FANS THIS year the Washington Base Ball Club was more of a disap pointment than In many years past. Hailed as a pennant con tender when it came out of the South in the Spring, not only by local sports writers who had watched it in training, but also base ball authorities throughout the country, the club proved a failure from the start of the cham pionship campaign and barely man aged to finish at the head of the sec ond division of the American League. Teh Nationals played 153 games. They won 71 and lost 81. One tie game was played and two scheduled contests were washed out by rain. Fifth place was the poorest finish for a Washing ton club since 1922, when the Nationals wound up their campaign in sixth posi tion. An unpleasant year, too, for Walter Johnson, handling a big league club for the first time in his long base ball career. Like others, Johnson regarded the club he brought up from the South as a good one, but he was unable to make it go once the flag race started. The Nationals went through their season never reaching the .500 mark in winning percentage. They started poorly, steadily grew worse and for three months were all but helpless. Then, suddenly, they braced and went through the last two months of their campaign at a clip better than .600. It was this brace that enabled them to beat out for fifth place the Detroit Tigers, managed by their former pilot, Bucky Harris. Two Glaring Weaknesses. The Washington club h. J two glar ing weaknesses this year. It lacked good pitching and it lacked power at bat. Fred Marberry was the only pitcher to finish with a good record. Three others managed to break the .500 mark, but this trio was too spotty in its work to be of much aid. The Washington attack was weak the greater part of the year. With the punch of the club. Goose Goslin, fall ing from the heights of a league bat ting championship won last year to below the .300 mark, there was little left in the line-up to produce the hits that meant runs. But for the efforts of the veterans Sam Rice and Joe Judge and the youngster. Buddy Myer, the Nationals would have had virtually ; no offensive. When the club cracked suddenly after ' coming up from the South, Manager Johnson felt compelled to do a deal of experimenting with his line-up, and this had its ill effects. It was soon learned that Myer would not do as a third baseman, and it was some time i before he could b* made into a fairly efficient second baseman. Jack Haves, i who started at second, was shifted often ! j too. flourished among the clubs and high-grade tournaments were held. Colleges and high and prep schools turned out goo<r teams in all major athletic branches. In foot ball par ticularly their teams gained wide recog nition. Among the college gridders three were frequently mentioned in all- American selections, those so honored being Jim Mooney and Sam Cordovano of Georgetown and Bill Evans of Mary land. Golf, tennis and bowling attracted thousands. Links of clubs in and about the District were more crowded than ever, and the various club tournaments were highly successful. The tennis courts were in use the greater part of the year, and more tourneys were held this year than ever before. There was a marked improvement in bowling, high scores being made frequently. It has been a year in sport of which the District of Columbia may well fell proud. WAGNER IS NAMED PILOT OF RED SOX Carrigan’s Right-hand Man Promoted—MacAllister Chosen Aide. By the Associated Press. BOSTON. December 21.—Charles (Helnie) Wagner today was ap pointed to manage the Boston Red Sox by President Bob « Quinn, following a meeting of team and league officials in New York. Wagner succeeds "Wild Bill” Carrigan, who announced his retirement yester day owing to pressure of private busi ness. Wagner, Carrigan’s right-hand man for three years, also attended the meet ing and said he felt he could manage the team "all right.” His name had been prominently mentioned for the berth since word first spread that Car rigan might retire. Asked if he had some one in mind who might assist him in his new posi tion, Wagner said he thought Jack Mac Allister would make a good aide. Mac Allister was reached on the phone and said he would be glad to accept the offer. Mac Allister managed the Cleveland team two years ago and last year was scout for the Red Sox. He ' has been associated with the American | League for nearly 15 years. PENN DEFEATS INDIANA ON COUNT BY 24 TO 21 PHILADELPHIA. December 21 (A 3 ). University of Pennsylvania defeated Indiana University's basket ball team tonight, 26 to 21, in a close guarding game, reversing last year’s result, when the Hoosiers beat the Red and Blue. Peterson showed big Improvement at center for Penn and held McCracken, the Hoosiers’ ace and one of the flashiest centers in the Western Con ference, to two field goals. ■ • —. CHOCOLATE DROPS LAWSON. NEW YORK, December 21 OP).—Kid Chocolate, Cuban Negro featherweight, knocked out Johnny Lawson in the second round of their 10-round bout at the Olympia A. C. tonight. between the bench and the field, and Ossie Bluege. until laid low by a lag injury in July, was Jumped from one post to another in the infield fre quently. Judge Alone Plays Through. Judge at first base was the only ln flelder to hold his position all the way. With these many changes, the infield was unsteady most of the time. The experimenting extended to the outfield, too. Red Barnes was tried as a right gardener, but was lifted early in the campaign. Sam West, never able to get going at bat, was relieved of his garden post at times. Two major league castoffs, Spencer Harris and Ira Flagstead, were tested and found want ing. His weakness at bat worrying him constantly, Goslin did not perform in left as well as formerly. Rice slowed greatly in his right-field work. All was not gloomy, though. During the season Washington developed such worth-while lnfielders as Hayes, Myer and Joe Cronin. And some of the young pitchers showed sufficient at times to indicate they may blossom into regular big leaguers before long. BUCS TO VISIT SOUTH ON TRAINING JAUNT By the Associated Press. PITTSBURGH, December 21.—The Pittsburgh National League base ball club today announced its training plans for 1930. after preliminary work at Paso Robles, Calif. The Pirates will start their first exhibition trip. St. Patrick’s day, going first to San Fran cisco for a series with the Mission Club of the Pacific Coast League, starting March 18. Before leaving San Francisco Bay, the Buccaneers will play the San Francisco and Oakland clubs and then move on to Los Angeles for games with the Chicago Cubs, March 27. 28. 29. 30. Starting East, a stop will be made at Houston, Tex., for games with the Houston Texas League Club, April 3, 4, 5. 6. Games will be played also at Fort Worth and Dallas. The National Leaguers play in Mo bile, April 9, 10, this marking the first visit of the Pirates to the Alabama city. An engagement will be filled with the New Orleans Pelicans of the Southern Association April 11, 12 and 13. Pitts burg has not played in New Orleans since 1917. From the Crescent City on the Mis sissippi. Mansg-r Jewel En- leads his players home without a :t~p.