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Foot Ball, Bowling
' Part 5—4 Pages
tlndependent Grid Play Here Ends Today: Capital Enjoys Big Year in Sports
m i i ... .1 i ...
r Meet Lansdowne, Winner of
: Loop Title—Four Other
Games Carded.
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* 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.
* 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
* 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.
„ 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:
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.
. 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.
«» 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.
- •
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
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
“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.”
Junior Lightweight Class
Menaced by Questioned
Morgan Battle.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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20,000 Expected at New
Year Southern Conference
Game at Atlanta.
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
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
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.
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
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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
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.
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
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67 to Break Record for
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
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.
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
January 29—Salem College.
February I—Washington and Lee, at
Huntington, W. Va.
February 3—Georgetown, at Washington.
February 4—Temple University, at Phila
February 5—V. 8. Military Academy, at
West Point.
February 7—Rider College at Trenton,
N. J.
tebruary B—New York University, at New
February 12—Duquesne.
February 15—Geneva College.
February 19—Waynesburg College.
February 22—University of Pittsburgh, at
February 28—Washington and Jefferson.
March s—Washington and Jefferson, at
Washington. Pa.
March B—University of Pittsburgh.
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.
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.
Boston Bruins. 4: Chicago, 1.
Toronto, 2; Pittsburgh. 1.
Boston, 5; Philadelphia, 3.
Yale, 3; Dartmouth, 2.
Golf and General
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
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
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,
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
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
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
Carrigan’s Right-hand Man
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
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.
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.
■ • —.
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
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.
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.

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