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Stevinson Tops Pitt for Golf Crown During Year Here : Sandlot Sports Thrive
HONORS FOR WOMEN GO
TO MRS. JOHN HODGES
Supplants Mrs. Dorothy White Nicolson
As Leading Linkswoman of District —
Barnett Tops Middle Atlantic Pros.
GOLF about Washington went for
ward In a bigger and better
way during 1929. with prac
tically the same figures domi
nating the game who stood out
during the previous year. Unlike 1928.
however, when Miller B. Stevinson of
Columbia and Harry G. Pitt of Manor
were so closely bracketed In the records
as to allow no division of their accom
plishments to place one in front of the
other, Stevinson is ranked the leader of
the amateur game for 1929 by virtue of
his steady tournament record.
Although Pitt won two tournaments,
and both were major events, Stevinson
annexed three big affairs, and added to
the luster of his achievements by also
taking, for the second consecutive time,
his own club championship. And the
Columbia championship almost has the
stature of an Invitation tourney, for no
ether club about Washington has so
many fine golfers in its ranks.
A new star arose In the field of wo
men's golf to take first rank from the
District champion of three years' stand
ing by virtue of her victories in two
major events during the year. This
was Mrs. John N. Hodges, wife of a
ranking officer In the Engineer Corps of
the Army. By the steadiness and bril
liance of her game, Mrs. Hodges, with
two major victories, takes the place of
Mrs. Dorothy White Nicolson as the top
ranking golfer of the District of Colum
bia, even though Mrs. Nicolson retained
her District title at the expense of Mrs.
J. Marvin Haynes.
Stevlnsen Again D. C. Champ.
Stevinson takes top ranking by virtue
of his victories in the Congressional and
Manor Club events, and by his out
standing feat of winning the District
amateur title for the second consecutive
time. Pitt, who was his chief rival last
year and again this year, beat him in
the Chevy Chase tourney final, and also
won the Indian Spring tournament the
following week, but that ended his win
ning career, for he was beaten in his
own club championship after setting a
record of 68 for the revamped course
of the Manor Club, and witnessed Ste
vinson win in the Manor Club invitation
tourney.
Other tournament winners among the
men during the year included Frank
K. Roesch, who won the Washington
Golf and Country Club event; John C.
Shorey, winner of the Bannockburn in
vitation tourney, and Page Hufty, vic
tor in the Town and County (now the
Woodmont) Club event. The Columbia
tourney went to a transplanted Wash
ingtonian in the person of Robert L.
Finkenstadt of Chicago, who came here
to spend a few days with his parents,
and won the tourney of the club over
whose course he learned the game more
than a decade ago.
Washington had no representatives in
the national amateur championship, al
though two Washington boys who
learned the game in the Capital, were
outstanding figures of the simon pure
title chase. Roland R. MacKenzie and
George J. Volght, both of whom are
Washington products in a golf way,
qualified in the national amateur, and
it is entirely possible that Voight might
have won the championship had he
gone by Harrison R. Johnston in the
semi-final. He carried Johnston to the
thirty-ninth hole before succumbing.
Roland MacKenrie was beaten in the
second round. Because the tourney was
held in California, many of those who
otherwise would have played did not
consider the expenditure of the time
and money essential for the trip to be
worth while.
M. A. Title to Baltimorean. ’
The biggest of the major events of
the season locally went to a Baltimo
rean when the steady veteran, B. War
ren Corkran of Baltimore, won the
championship tourney of the Middle At
lantic Golf Association from a fellow-
Baltimorean. F. M. Savage. Washing
ton failed to place a man among ihe
four semi-finalists, for Pitt, playing in
defense of his title, dropped out in the
second round.
One of the finest golf matches ever
seen anywhere came to the final round
of the women's championship of the
Middle Atlantic Golf Association. In
this tourney Mrs. Hodges played in
spired golf over the first 11 holes, to
stand on the twelfth tee 6 up with 7 to
go on Mrs. Nicolson. But at this point
the District champion braced and whit
tled away at Mrs. Hodges’ lead until
she stood on the eighteenth tee 1 down.
She hoMed a 20-foot putt to win the
hole with a par 4, and went to the
nineteenth, where Mrs. Hodges won the
match and the title by holding a chip
ahot out of a bunker.
Maurice J. McCarthy, a member of
the Washington Golf and Country Club
and a student at Georgetown Univer
sity, lost his intercollegiate title, but
gained a bigger one in its place, win
ning the metropolitan amateur cham
pionship.
One of the features of the year was
a benefit match played at Indian
Spring, which included Lou Dlegel, the
P. O. A. champion, and Horton Smith,
holder of the French open and many
other titles.
Two clubs—Manor and Beaver Dam—
opened up new layouts of nine holes
TRAPSHOTS EXPERIENCE
A SUCCESSFUL SEASON
Trapshooting in the District,
fostered this year, as usual, only
by Washington Gun Club, flour
ished. President Henry A. Bar
tholomew, Vice President C. C.
Fawsett. Secretaries R. D. Morgan and
Robert R. Welsh and Treasurer and
Field Capt. Walter Wilson piloted the
club through a most successful shooting
vear, the total number of targets thrown
over the local traps reaching nearly
130,000.
The club owns its own shooting
grounds and equipment, which includes
three automatic traps in cement trap
houses and a comfortable club house,
located on 5 acres of ground immedi
ately adjoining the plant of the Poto
mac Electric Power Co. on the Benning
road. Its membership includes many
of the most prominent sportsmen and
professional mm of the city.
The big feature of the year's shooting
is the series of team races with the
Oriole Gun Club of Baltimore. This
year the local shooters won five of the
seven matches in singles and took all
six of the doubles matches.
A comparison of the team scores for
the past three years shows the totals to
be almost unbelievably close, each club
having won 10 matches and Washing
ton leading on the total by but 13 tar
gets. In the doubles the locals have
fared better, leading by 88 targets and
having won 12 matches to 6 for their
rivals. The comparative tables follow:
,—Sincle*.—• -Doubles.—>
Wash. Bslto. Wash. Bslto.
ms-37 5.013 9.169 993 9#2
19*7-39 9.137 9.647 1.165 1.185
19*8-19 6.419 6.96* 1.301 1.148
Totals ... .16.595 16.9*3 S.3M 8.370
Local shooters distinguished them
selves in individual performance, R. D.
Morgan being high gun on the 16-yard
targets w'th 476 out of 500, and F. P.
Williams high mm in the doubles with
out of 250. though Lee of the Orioles
v.as high over all with 678, Williams
each, giving each club golf facilities to
taling 27 holes. Course Improvement*
continued at all the clubs, and on the
whole, notwithstanding a prolonged
drought during Midsummer, the courses
were in fine condition.
Local Tourney Winners.
Here is the way the tourneys were
won during the season:
Men’s Events.
Washington Golf and Country Club—
Prank K. Roesch.
Town and Country Club —Page Hufty.
Indian Spring Golf Club—Harry G.
Pitt.
Chevy Chase Club—Harry G. Pitt.
Middle Atlantic championship—B.
Warren Corkran.
Columbia Country Club—Robert L.
Flnkenstaedt. »
Congressional Country Club—Miller
B. Stevinson.
District amateur championship—Mil
ler B. Stevinson.
Manor Club—Miller B. Stevinson.
Bannockburn Golf Club—John C.
Shorey.
Southpaw championship —E. C. Rice.
Club Championships.
Columbia—Miller B. Stevinson.
Washington—Henry D. Nicolson.
Beaver Dam—W. Bion Moore.
Congressional—C. B. Murphy.
Bannockburn—W. L. Pendergast.
Manor—Herbert L. Lacey.
Indian Spring—Earl McAleer.
Town and County Club—Max Weyl.
Chevy Chase—C. Ashmead Puller.
Women's Events.
Phyllis Keeler Memorial tourney—
Won by Mrs. Y. E. Booker.
Evening Star cup—Won by Mrs.
John N. Hodges.
Middle Atlantic Golf Association
championship—Won by Mrs. John N.
Hodges.
District championship—Won by Mrs.
Dorothy White Nicolson.
Corby cup tourney—Won by Miss Su
san Hacker.
Activity in the professional ranks con
tinued. but the pros held no open cham
pionship during the year. Robert T.
Barnett of Chevy Chase won the match
play championship of the Middle Atlan
tic Professional Golfers' Association, de
feating J. Monroe Hunter of Indian
Spring in the final. A. L. Houghton of
Harper and Fred McLeod of Columbia
qualified for the national P. G. A., but
neither made the match playgrounds In
the recent tourney. The Maryland open
title was won by Gene Larkin, assistant
pro at Chevy Chase.
PIGEON RACING
HAS FAIR YEAR
Local pigeon fanciers have enjoyed a
fairly good year, but only one record
was broken, that for 500 miles for young
pigeons, when D. R. Mathews’ Paragon
scored an average speed of 1,287 yards
per minute in the Washington Racing
Pigeon Club event.
Nationally Washington pigeons again
scored heavily In the race from Chat
tanooga, Term., while in the two inter
city races, In which pigeons from lofts
in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania
and Delaware participated, local pigeons
won second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth
and seventh places in the Bristol, Tenn.„
old-bird race, while the entrant of E.
A. Neitzey of the Washington Racing
Pigeon Club finished first and that of
W. B. Hixson of the District of Colum
bia Club third in the young-bird event
from Pulaski, Va.
Henry C. Hile won the District cham
pionship easily in the three poet-sea
son races from Cleveland, Tenn., a dis
tance of 505 miles, to Washington. H.
C. Copenhaver and Rudy Worch were
second and third, respectively. The
two former are members of the District
of Columbia Club and the latter a
member of the Washington Racing
P.'geon Club.
W. S. Hixson won the diploma for
the best average speed in the old-bird
races of the Washington Recing Pigeon
Club and C. I. Parker the same honor
in the young bird series.
Charles W. Darr won the best aver
age speed diploma in both the old and
young bird series of the Aero Club, and
W. R. Pennington had the honor of
winning three races In this club.
A. 8. Johnstone annexed the District
of Columbia Club old-bird average speed
diploma, while W. S. Hixson won the
young bird average speed diploma.
With the Influx of many new fan
ciers and the formation of a new joint
organization to compete in interclub
races, permitting at the same time club
races, the prospects of the sport in
Washington for 1930 are bright.
ALL ON GRIDIRON.
“Foot ball for everybody" is being
carried into effect at the University of
Indiana, where 13 Intramural elevens
have been formed. Many varsity play
ers are developed on these Interclass
teams.
being: one target behind. High indi
vidual scores went to Dr. A. B. Stine
in the singles with 09 out of 100, and
to W. F. Burrows In the doubles with
48 out of 50.
Dr. Monroe made a high score in the
Grand American Handicap champion
ship at Vandalia in August. He also
won the championship of the American
Dental Association in the contest at
Washington Gun Club while the den
tists were in convention here. Five as
sociation member* tied with scores of
95 out of 100, and J)r. Monroe won the
shoot-off in a miss-and-out contest.
Honors in open competition were won
by a number of the club’s members this
year. Williams started the season by
winning the Class B Trophy at Pine
hurst and also the consolation in the
Pinehurst pedigree plan shoot. Local
shooters made a sweep of the Maryland-
Dlstrict of Columbia annual State cham
pionship, held at Cumberland. Joseph
Hunter won the State 16-yard cham
pionship with 187 out of 200, R. D. Mor
gan the double championship with 41
out of 50. Dr. W. D. Monroe the handi
cap championship with 90 out of 100
from 18 yards and also the all-around
championship with 305 out of 350.
Following the State championship at
Cumberland a series of zone shoots were
held in the District and at Frederick,
Maryland Line, Baltimore and Havre de
Grace. Trophies to the high guns in
each of four classes were offered by the
Maryland State Sportsmen's Associa
tion, and the honors for Class A were
taken by Williams with scores of 98, 94
and 98 out of 100. that beat Abrams of
Port Deposit by one target.
The annual club championship was
won by Dennis A. Upson, an experi
enced shooter, who has gained fame all
over the world with his skill, with 94
out of 100 from 18 yards. Fawsett made
a sweep of the other events, winning
the handicap championship, the doubles
and the all-around championship.
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 22, 1929—PART FIVE.
STARS IN VARIOUS LINES OF ATHLETIC ENDEAVOR HERE DURING 1929
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SEASON PROVES POOR
FOR DISTRICT ANGLERS
THE 1929 fishing season was a
great disappointment to many
anglers, and possibly was worse
than the preceding year. There
wore some bright spots that en
couraged the followers of rod and reel,
but they were few and far between.
First, let’s take the fresh-water fish
ing. The anglers for the large and
small mouth bass had a hard time try
ing to locate these gamesters. The
upper Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers,
where the small-mouth bass make their
home and where in former years the
anglers have returned with at least one
or two fish to show for their efforts,
this year proved to be almost barren of
these gamesters.
One angler who has been fishing the
Shenandoah River for the last 25 years
said this year, after a three weeks’ visit
to the river around Riverton, that he
was convinced the good fishing of past
years was gone forever. He attributed
this condition largely to the many dams
that have been built across the river.
Other anglers who have fished in the
Potomac from the Little Falls up to
Harpers Ferry report the same condi
tion prevails. It is true that the Poto
mac and the Shenandoah have suffered
with “muditis” a great deal during the
past season, but while the muddy water
was bad. it did not compare with con
ditions during 1928, when the Potomac
was clear only three or four times in
the fishing season.
Os course there are some fish left in
both these streams, and some of them
paturally are good big ones, but, in the
opinion of men trained to observe river
conditions, the main cause of the scarc
ity of bass and other fish is the pollu
tion of streams, a condition which ex
ists not only in our part of the country
but which extends from the Atlantic to
the Pacific Coast. The Potomac is bad
ly polluted, and one expert, writing for
the Maryland Conservation Commission,
reports that not a fish can be found in
the Potomac River within & distance
of some 40 miles from Cumberland.
The report further states that trade
waste at Luke, Md.; Piedmont. W. Va.;
Westernport, Keyscr, w. Va., and Cum
berland, Md., dally is pouring its share
of polluting material into the Potomac.
FVom these places town sewage, oil and
grease, chemicals, tannic acid and creo
sote are getting in their deadly work.
Purse Netters Busy.
In the lower Potomac, where the big
mouth bass are to be found, the angler
has had better success, but here, too,
exist* an evil which is threatening the
extermination of these game fish unless
Maryland and Virginia get together and
put a stop to it. This evil is the catch
ing of thousands of bass in ntts for the
Baltimore and other markets not situ
ated in Virginia and the District of Co
lumbia, both of which have a law pro
hibiting tha sale of bass at any time of
the year.
In salt water a little better picture
can be painted. Some anglers have
been lucky on their fishing excursions
and returned with nice catches. The
best fishing in salt water during the
1929 season was to be had on the east
ern side of the bay and in the waters
of the lower Potomac around Plney
Point and Tall Timbers. And at times
good catches were also made at Solo
mons Island and other fishing grounds,
but the catches were by no means con
sistent. One day a party got fish and
the very next day no fish were obtain
able. During the months of October
and November some good catches were
made off Blood Point and in Eastern
Bay, but the anglers had to have every
thing Just right before the fish would
strike. The t’d* had to be right, the
fish had to be hungry, bemuse they will
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feed one day and then fast the next;
the time of day had to be taken into
consideration, usually early morning
and late evening, and they also had to
tempt the fish with the right kind of
bait and lures.
Fish in Chesapeake Bay and the
lower Potomac River have been greatly
diminished by the activities of the
purse netters. One report last season
was that the netters, getting few fish
in the bay, entered the Potomac River
and landed a great many striped bass
or rockfish 35 or 40 miles up from its
mouth.
Wind Hampered Angler*.
As the fresh-water angler has to wait
for clear water following the heavy
Summer rains, the salt-water angler
also has to contend with the elements,
but Instead of mud the high winds
play havoc with salt-water streams and
bays and all large bodies of salt water.
During the 1929 season many a fish
ing party was broken up or sadly dis
appointed by the high winds and con
sequent rough water. When the water
is very rough the fish will not bite, no
matter from which direction the wind
blows.
Last Winter the Maryland Legisla
ture passed some minor bills pertain
ing to fishing conditions. One, regu
lating purse netters, simply furthered
their ends by curtailing their season for
operations one month, but Instead of
taking the month at the end of their
season, it was taken off at the start.
In other words, the month of June was
taken away from the netters, when no
fish are running in the bay, with the
possible exception of hardheads. If the
Maryland Legislature had really want
ed to help fishing conditions in the
bay, the month of November should
have been denied them, as it is this
month when the big schools of fish are
to be seen in the bay and its tribu
taries.
Last Winter Washington anglers,
headed by Dr. M. D’Arcy Magee, pres
ident of the District of Columbia Chap
ter of the Izaak Walton League, and
Deputy Commissioner Radcliffe and
Glen C. Leach, chief of the division of
fish culture of the United States Bu
reau of Fisheries, appeared at Annapo
lis to lay before the Legislature facts
and figures why the Maryland markets
should be closed to the sale of black
bass. Their efforts were rewarded only
by a law closing the season for bass
in tide water from April 1 to July 31
and prohibiting their sale during this
period.
While the United States Bureau of
Fisheries and its many fish hatcheries
in different parts of the country are
working overtime to supply the greater
demand on the part of anglers for bass
and other species of game fish. States
without a bass law are permitting these
game fish to be destroyed by thousands.
The local chapter of the Izaak Wal
ton League is fighting for better pro
tection for bass and also to stop pol
lution of our streams. Pollution is a
national evil, and every chapter of the
league in the United States is fighting
it. The press of the country is begin
ning to take up the question, both in
its news columns and editorially.
PLANS TO “MAKE” PLAYERS.
The New England Base Ball League
plans to give aspiring boys who wish
to play professional base ball a helping
hand. Each club will carry two players
who are without previous experience in
organized base ball.
Pietro Linari, Italian, six-day bicycle
racer, is « feet 2 inches tall and weighs
220 pounds.
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SOCCER NEARS
MAJOR STATUS
Despite internal dissension in the
local leagues, soccer made great strides
as a major sport in the District this
year. Two new leagues—Service and 1
Junior American—were formed, giving i
Washington a total of five unlimited
circuits, namely, Recreation, Capital 1
City, Washington Soccer, Service and
Junior American.
After much discussion that at one
time threatened to disrupt the whole
soccer organization and caused the sus
pension of the Clan MacLennan club by
the United States Foot Ball Association,
the Washington Soccer League cham
pionship was awarded to the Concord
club. Rockville won the Capital City
League title and Plaza won the Recrea
tion League championship.
British United won the local associa
tion's cup tie tournament, but was elim
inated in the first round of the national
cup play. A forward step in connection
with the cup games was made during
the year when the Washington and
Southeastern District Soccer Associa
tion lowered the fee for entering its
eliminations to $2.
Macfarland again won the Junior high
school championship, while the elemen
tary school champion is yet to be
named. More than 4,000 boys and 145
teams played in .the playgrounds de
partment’s elementary school series.
The Washington and Southeastern
District Soccer Association, which con
trols the game here and in the South
ern states, elected the following officers
to handle affairs: President, John Mac-
Beth; vice president. Jess Burton: sec
retary, Richard S. Tennyson: treasurer,
Robert Bruce.
RING ANdWaT
SPORTS ACTIVE
There was much activity among box
ers and wrestlers in the District this
year, and a member of Georgetown Uni
versity’s boxing team scored signally in
the intercollegiate meet. Charley Fish,
a shifty ringman of the Blue and Gray
squad, won the title in the 145-pound
class.
Catholic University as well as George
town put forth boxing teams. The
Brooklanders did well, too, beating the
teams of Temple and Bucknell and
drawing with that of Washington and
Lee. They were defeated, though, by
New York University, but only four
matches to three.
Georgetown’s team gave those of
Western Maryland and New York UnU
versity good battles, but was defeated
by each, four matches to three. The
Hoyas lost to Army, Navy, Yale and
Penn State.
Among the clubs, Jewish Community
Center had the best boxing team, it
went through a heavy schedule without
losing a team match. The City Club
and Knights of Columbus also fostered
boxing and were represented by clever
teams.
Two District professionals gained rec
ognition. Marty Gallagher and Joe
Proctor, heavyweight*, won a number
of bouts in ring shows in the East and
South.
The mat game was left mainly to the
professionals, who flourished here dur
inig the early part of the year and have
afforded considerable entertainment the
past two months. Joe Turner. District
veteran, has figured in many of the pro
matches this year.
University of Maryland and Gallau
det had Informal teams in competition
on the mat for a time, but none of the
other District colleges and no school
here was interested in the sport.
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Clarence Charest
TENNIS ATTAINS HIGHEST
LEVEL HERE IN DECADE
CLIMAXING the most successful
local net season of the past
decide, Clarence M. Charest,
District title holder, brought
home to the Capital a national
championship in September—the Na
tional Veterans' singles crown—to rest
for the first time in history on the
brow of a Washington racketer.
Charest’s success at Forest Hills Was
the occasion for a city-wide celebration
on the part of the net followers, taking
the form of & dinner at Columbia Coun
try Club, at which national and sec
tional officials of the Lawn Tennis As
sociation were among the honor guests,
marking another high light in the
season.
From the standpoint both of quantity
and quality court competition reached
a new high level during 1929 in Wash
ington. For the first time the Capital
had the pleasure of playing host to
Davis cup competitors in an interzone
contest when the United States tepm.
composed of Johnny Van Ryn, John
Hennessey and Willmer Allison, scored
decisively over the Japanese team, Yo
shlra Ohta, Tamlo Abe and Kodakuza
Onda, in a two-day program of thrills
at the Chevy Chase Club.
New Event Inaugurated.
The Inauguration of a new city clas
sic, the city of Washington champion
ships, including men's and women's sin
gles as well as mixed doubles, was an
other outstanding addition to the out
door program, while Washington's first
appearance in the Intercity Indoor Ten
nis League (bowing after a struggle to
the Clifton Park team of Baltimore)
marked an innovation to the local Win
ter net competition. Bob Consldlne re
tailed the Maryland State Indoor sen
ior championship for the only indi
vidual honors brought home from cov
ered courts, and Frances T. Hunter,
Big Bill Tilden, John Van Ryn and
John Hennessey provided a spectacu
lar indoor exhibition on the new Mc-
Kinley High School courts to give local
fans their only real Indoor treat at
home.
Charest. Tom Mangan. Bob Consldlne,
Dooly Mitchell, Maj. R. C. Van Vliet,
Frances Krucoff, Phoebe Moorhead.
Esther Jolley, Frank Shore and Jock
McLean—these were the outstanding
individual stars on the local horizon
during the past 12 months, with a host
of new competntors, including several
Naval Academy stars, crowding them
for honors.
Charest Again D. C. Titlist.
Charest won the District champion
ship for the third time over one of the
most brilliant and colorful fields that
have ever gathered for that event. His
feat w’as doubly remarkable for his vic
tories over the terrific pace of youth.
Consldlne and Mangan won the Dis
trict doubles crown, downing Ensigns
Howard and Farrin of the Navy in a
terrific struggle. Mangan won the men's
singles title in the city of Washington
chsmpionshlps and. paired with Con
sldlnc, took the doubles crown as well.
Frances Krucoff carried off the women’s
crown, Mrs. Hugh Rowan and Mrs.
Clarence Norment, jr„ won the doubles
title in this class, and Corlnne Frazier,
INDEPENDENT ATHLETES >
BUSY THROUGHOUT 1929
Foot Ball , Base Ball 9 Basket Ball and
Track 9 All Better Organized 9 Enjoy
Successful Campaigns .
DISTRICT lndeoendent athletes
had a busy and highly success
ful year In all branches of
sport during 1929. Foot ball,
base ball, basket ball and track
all had bright seasans. Each was bet
ter organised than ever before.
It may be that sandlot base ball Is
losing Its hold In some cities, but cer
tainly such is not the case in the Capi
tal. Here many teams engaged in
league and independent competition.
Battling was keen and the attendance
at games as a rule was good.
St. Joseph’s Athletic Club won the
Capital City League unlimited section
title. The Saints gained the crown by
vanquishing the ixle Pig team of
Bladensburg, Md., 6 to 3, in a hard
fought game. It was the fourth time in
the past seven years the Saints had
gained this crown.
Try-Me Aces captured the senior class
league title by trimming the Montrose
nine, 14 to 5.
In the Junior section Try-Me Aces
downed Lionels, 9 to 2, to achieve the
pennant.
Corinthian Midgets Cep.
Corinthians captured the flag in the
midget section, in which teaifls other
than those representing American Le
gion nines competed. Eastern All-
Stars won the Insect section crown,
conquering Georgetown, 1 to 0.
George Washington Post team cap
tured the championship of the Ameri
can Legion midget division, defeating
the Lincoln Post team, 9 to 7, in the
second straight game of a aeries of
three. Then, after battling its way to
the final in the No. 10 regional finals
at Philadelphia, the George Washing
ton nine was beaten in a 9-5 game by
the Uniontown, Pa., nine, the champion.
Eastern finals of the American Le
gion series were staged in Griffith Sta
dium here with regional victors from
Atlanta, Ga.; Asheville, N. C.; Buffalo,
N. Y.; Uniontown, Pa.; Lisbon Falls,
Me., and Louisville, Ky., competing.
President Hoover, who threw out the
first ball, and the late Secretary Good
attended the opening game along with
other notables. Buffalo was the winner
of the finals, conquering Lisbon Falls,
8 to 4, in the deciding game. Play
throughout the series was spirited.
Pullman nine, pennant winner In the
Terminal Evening League, defeated Na
val Hospital, Departmental League title
holder, 6 to 5, to gain the week-day
league’s District championship series.
Pullman survived an elimination which
was carried on for nearly three weeks.
Other teams that were beaten in the
series and the leagues that they repre
sented were: Union Printers, Govern
ment League; Potomac Yards, Terminal
Morning League; Calvary Baptist,
Georgetown Church League, and Wash
ington Gas Light, Industrial League.
Georgetown A. C. on Top.
Georgetown A. C. again was regarded
as the class of the Independent nines.
Though gettinlg a rather late start and
with a line-up containing only three
original Georgetown players, the team
carrying this club’s colors showed
strongly against leading opposition.
Samosets won the French Insect
League flag.
Both outdoor and indoor vacation
leagues were conducted for the first
time by the Boys' Club, with a view
chiefly to giving youngsters employed in
the afternoon a chance to play ball.
Twenty-two teams competed In the out
door league and eight in the indoor cir
cuit. The leagues were sponsored by
the Washington Civitan Club.
Plaza All-Stars won the flag in the
midget section of the outdoor league.
Warwicks took top honors in Division A
of the Insect Section and Hoovers
were winners in Division B. Hoovers
defeated Warwicks for the insect crown.
Buddy Myers won the peewee section
title.
In the Indoor league the Optimists
won the “American” League title and
paired with MaJ. Huntington Olllis,
scored in the mixed doubles.
Winning his second leg oh The Eve
ning Star cup, Considlne annexed the
public parks singles championship, and,
teamed with George Jennings of Chi
cago, brought home the national doubles
' public parks’ title. Maurice O’Neil and
George Shoemaker won the District
i public parks’ doubles and one leg on
The Evening Star doubles trophies.
MaJ. Van VUet Scores.
MaJ. Van Vliet captured the Army
net title and Sheridan Cup at the Co
lumbia Club. Dooly Mitchell won the
Wardman Park invitation singles tour
ney and the Secretary of State Stim
son trophy. Frank Shore claimed the
junior title of the District. Jock Mc
, Lean captured the boys' District cham
pionship.
Miss Krucoff won the women’s Dis
trict title and the Wardman Park invi
tation women's singles, in addition to
the City of Washington singles laurels.
Phoebe Moorhead annexed the Wom
en's Tennis League individual singles
championship, and, paired with Frances
Walker, took the doubles as well.
Young Esther Jolley of McKinley High
School provided a mild sensation in her
"dark-horse” performance in early sea
son tournaments, climaxed by her cap
ture of the District junior girls' title
at Edgemoor Club. She won the doubles
in the Junior event also, paired with
Goldie Crist. Mrs. Clarence Norment,
Jr., retained the Chevy Chase Club title,
and Phoebe Moorhead won the Colum
bia Club championship, revived after a
lapse of several years. Mangan was
victor in the men’s class of this event.
Teams Also Are Busy.
It was an active year for team com
petition. as well as in the individual
field. Washington’s Hotchkiss Cup team
brought home once more the premier
team trophy of this section when it
scored over Baltimore in the title round
of the four-cornered contest at Rich
mond, in which teams from Richmond,
Norfolk. Baltimore and Washington
participated. Our public parks’ net
team, however, bowed to Baltimore for
the Intercity League title by a 6-to-3
score.
The Navy team won the Leech Cup
from the Army squad, 8 to 1, making
the fourth win in six years for the
Sailors.
Monument Park netmen won the In
terleague team tennis championship,
which culminated an active season on
the Municipal courts. Winners of the
various league titles (who competed in
the Interleague affair) were Bureau of
Standards, in the Suburban League;
Monument Park, in the Public Parks'
League; Treasury, in the Departmental
League, and the Metropolitan National
Bank, winners of the Bankers’ League
championship.
Women's District Tennis League team
honors went to the George Washing
tonians. led by Frances Walker. This
marked their second straight victory.
Jack Dempsey was recently granted
a license to referee bouts in New York
Btate.
the Gray Eagles took the “National”
League flag.
Washington Printers retained their
title in the annual tournament of the
International Typographical Union Base
Ball Association, held in August at In
dianapolis, and won the sixth leg on
the Garry Hermann Trophy. The Capi
tal team captured seven straight games.
Washington defeated Cleveland, 6 to 5,
to win the tournament. Entering the
ninth Inning trailing, 2 to 5, the Dis
trict Typos came through with four
runs in that frame to win. Other teams
beaten by Washington in the tourney,
most of them after uphill fights, were
Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, St. Paul,
St. Louis and New York, twice.
This season’s win was the sixth for
Washington in the seven years the sec
ond Hermann Trophy has been at stake.
In the annual Labor Day Firemen-
Poltce game the Smoke-eaters were vic
torious, 12 to 11.
Basket Bailers Bnay.
Basket ball had a highly successful
season. There were several leagues in
which fine battles for first honors were
waged, and a host of quints of worth
played outside of organizations.
Anacostia Eagles, who have ruled su
preme for several seasons in the unlim
ited class field, did not thoroughly es
tablish their claim to superiority. It
was disputed by the United Typewriter
Grays, who defeated the Birds once but
then fell before the latter in a second
game. A rubber contest between the
teams was not played because the Grays
were warned that by so doing they
would be disqualified in the South At
lantic tournament, the latter organisa
tion having characterized the Eagles as
a professional team. Late in the sea
son Jewish Community Center’s bas
keters conquered the Grays, 43 to 34.
District teams again took part in a
tournament here to decide which should
represent this city in competition for
South Atlantic honors with ranking
Baltimore fives. There was a record
breaking number of entries. Girls here
competed for tournament honors again
after a lapse. St. Peter’s team tri
umphed in the 145-pound series and
then went on to win the South Atlantic
title, but other winners here lost to Bal
timore rivals. These other istrlet vic
tors were: Jewish Community Center
Arrows in the 100-pound class. Boys'
Club Optimists in the 115-pound class,
Curtin wonders in the 130-pound class,
United Typewriter Grays in the unlim
ited class, Hyattsville High in the girls’
Junior class, and Eagles in the girls’
senior class.
Meant Vernons Store.
Mount Vernon M. S. quint won the
Sunday School League pennant, which
had been captured the three previous
seasons by Calvary Methodists. Mount
Vernon clinched the flag by defeating
St. Paul's Lutheran tossers. Petworth
M. E. finished second.
Woltz Photographers were winners of
the Washington City League crown, de
feating Harriman As Co., 33 to 19. in
the deciding game.
United Typewriter Grays won an
other pennant when they gained top
honors in the unlimited division of the
Community Center League. Tivoli
Whirlwinds were victors in the senior
division of this league.
Grays won seven games and lost none
to win the unlimited title. Potomac
Boat Club and Mount Vernons were tied
for second place in this loop, each with
four wins against one defeat. To win
the senior division title Tivoli Whirl
winds won five games and lost one.
Stanley A. C. was second, with four vic
tories against two defeats.
In the Boys’ Club League, De Luxe
tossers won unlimited honors. Optimists
gained the 130-pound class title, Speak
ers were victors in the 115-pound class.
Boys’ Club Terrors took top honors in
the 100-pound class, and Times Boys’
Club was pennant winner in the 95-
pound class.
Potomac Boat Club captured the boat
club series, defeating Old Dominion Boat
Club.
In the Baptist Young People’s Union
T eague West Washington Eaptist won
the league flag for the sc eon a straight
year.
Increased Track Activity.
There was markedly more track ac
tivity in independent circles than usual.
For the first time in recent years the
South Atlantic senior track and field
meet was held here, being staged in
Central High stadium. It was held un
der the auspices of the Welfare and
Recreation Association of the Office of
Public Buildings and Public Parks. The
high spot of the meet was participation
of Claude Braeey, the “Houston Ex
press” from Rice Institute, Texas, who
won a special 100-yard dash in 9% sec
onds over a soggy track. Reginald
(Pete) Bowen, University of Pittsburgh
flyer, was second; Flash Farmer of the
University of North Carolina was third,
and Dick Rockaway of Ohio Btate,
world unofficial record holder in the
220-yard low hurdles, was fourth. Earl
Thomson, Naval Academy track coach,
who nine years ago set a world record
at 14% seconds for the 120-yard high
hurdles, gave an exhibition In this
event, covering the. distance in 15 3-5
seconds. George Simpson, Ohio State,
holder of the unofficial world record for
100 yards at 9% seconds, was a spec
tator. He did not compete because of
an Injured leg.
Baltimore Policemen easily success
fully defended their team title in the
meet. Holding the affair here was re
garded as a big boost for amateur track
in this city and vicinity.
Arthur L. Gavrin, New York Univer
sity Junior, won the second annual City
Club 15-mile run. Willie Kyronen of
the Flnnish-American A. C. of Brook
lyn. N. Y.. was second, and William
Agee of Emorywood Athletic Club of
Baltimore, who had won the race in
1929, was third.
Haskell F. Clark, Knights of Colum
bus runner of this city, finished nine
teenth in the annual Emorywood Ath
letic Club 10-mlle run held New Year
day in Baltimore. Roland E. Parrish of
American University was thirty-fifth,
and James Montague, veteran Aloyslus
Club performer, was thirty-ninth.
James H. Montague, another District
Knights of Columbus runner, was the
only Washingtonian to finish in the
Laurel-Baltlmore marathon, held late
in the season. He was seventeenth.
Edgar Lee won the first annual cross
country run held by the Twelfth street
(colored) branch of the Y. M. C. A.
Apaches Grid Champions.
• Apaches regained their unlimited class
foot ball tiUe, defeating Mohawks, 8 to
0. In 1928 the Hawks had defeated
Apaches, 21 to 0, for the crown. The
1929 game was played December 1 ai
Griffith Btadlum before more than 5,000.
Then last Sunday the Apaches went on
to defeat St. Mary’s Celtics of Alexan
dria, 12 to 0, to establish sectional su
premacy. The Celtics split even in two
games with the Mohawks.
Championship laurels also were set
tled in three Capital City Leeqi’e sec
tions. In the sjnior section St. Ste
phen's A. C. defeated Brook’and A. C ,
3 to 0. Palace A. C. won top homrs in
the 135-pound section, drubblnjr ’-nr.ey
A. C.. 25 to 8, to clinich tlr In
the 125-pound section Brook’en-j Boys’
Club achieved the pennant, s forfeit
over Mount Rainier A. C. enabling them
to sew it up.

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