COMING—A World War in Sports:
Sir Thomas Liplon.
[ BY WILLIAM M. B RANCHER.
ONCE upon*a time, when an immigrant
entered America, the first thing he
looked around for was a nice spot to
open up a banana stand or shoe-em
bellishing emporium, or applied for a
position as manicurist on the B. & O.
He doesn’t look or apply any more. Now
adays he sends his card down to the 78 pho
tographers, 46 prize fight chiselers and 88 ship
news reporters who await his arrival. The card
Informs the assembled ballyhoo battalion that
Benor Chumpski’s presence will be available for
interviews and a limited number of photographs
between 11 and 11:95 a. m., when the Senor —
or the Herr or Signor, as the case may be —has
emerged from his tub. Oh, yes!
For this is what might be known as the Age
bf the International Angle. And 1930 promises
to be another big year.
First of all, there is the matter of Herr Maxie
Schmeling, the Hurtful Hamburger who
smeared the features of John Risko and the
Bruising Basque, Paolino Uzcudun, and this
must be attended to with all due excursions
and alarums. For, in Herr Max, the chiselers
and chumps alike believe they have what is to
be a world's heavyweight boxing champion.
And, considering that Max comes from Ger
many, this is what is commonly called news.
With an international angle of 45 degrees.
It may take all of 1930 to bring these two
heavyweights together, but eventually there
must be such a fight. It seems that the world
cannot get along without a heavyweight cham
pion, and among the candidates these two stand
out like a Poland-China at a B’nai B’rith bar
nPHERE may be some slight difficulty in ar
-11 ranging the beak-banging between these
two, because each has the highest respect for
the new currency. Between German marks and
Herr Schmeling there is as close a sentimental
attachment as between a Scotchman and a
half-pound note. Maxie has no idea of giving
his services. And even if he had, his manager,
Joe Jacobs, would lose no time in disabusing
him of the generous notion. Mr. Jacobs has
not yet reaped from Schmeling the benefits he
expected. But Mr. Jacobs is not only very
tenacious, but he holds on. _
Schmeling’s future appearances in America
were for a while tied up by Signor Humbert
Fugazy, the enterprising New York entrepre
neur. Signor Fugazy was so fortunate as to
have Max’s name on the dotted line, and, while
this stats of affairs existed, the millionaires of
Madison Square Garden were left the alterna
tive of waiting or hoping. They tried both;
neither plan worked, so they bought out Fugazy
at a neat but not gaudy figure.
Now all is in readiness for Herr Schmeling
to fight for Madison Square Garden, except
that Herr Max is just as likely as not to fight
for somebody else. Philadelphia and Atlantic
City promoters offered the Hamburger $250,000
for his presence against some stumbler in the
Atlantic City Auditorium. And the Hamburger
likes the sound. So does Mr. Jacobs. This
part of the international angle remains to be
Ironed out. Perhaps before it has all been set
tled finally, Mr. Mellon will have to be called
in and asked how much spinach he has lying
The possibility of holding the Sharkey-
Schmeling fight in Florida, after Max has sat
isfied the Philadelphia people, seems not un
likely. The tourists down there proved they
would stand and pay for anything, even Shar
key' and Stribllng. They certainly would shell
out handsomely for Sharkey and Schmeling.
Schmeling, of course, is looked upon as the
biggest of the big shots in boxing, but he is
only one little piece of the international angle.
Pugilism throughout is shot full of odd-sound
ing. names—and some of the people who own
them are odd, too —such as Victorio Campolo,
Primo Carhera (the Powerful Panatela), Kid
Chocolate, Eugene Huat and Young Zazzarino,
just to mention a few.
The year of 1930 is bringing to you all the
Mussolinis and muscle-men of Europe- and
South America. Then, too, there is Phil Scott,
the British landlord, who, even though of the
traditionally horizontal family of heavyweights,
has to be considered part of the international
In fact, it begins to appear that good old
Mayflrwer names like McCarthy and McGilll
cuddy have left only the World Series to fall
back upon as an indication that Pilgrim su
premacy has not vanished from the earth.
During 1930 there will be international polo,
international yachting, plenty of international
goll and tennis, and. if you must, international
wrestling. Tennis players who have met him
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THF. SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 29, 1929.
Never Before Has the Athletic Horizon Been
So Cluttered Up by Foreign Stars After
American Championships or Dough and
Anxious to Make the World Safe for the
Schmelings, Cam polos, Wetherds.
Herr Max Schmeling, German boxer.
Kozeluh, the Czechoslovakian professional cham
pion, the greatest net man cl the day. As yet,
though, professional tennis remains a putout at
In golf and tennis, not only do the stars of
the Old World come over, but our own bright
est young men go across for the British and
French events. The French have as yet be
come no threat in golf, but perhaps it is Just
as well they do not go In for it when you con
sider the success they achieved in tennis.
Bill Tllden probably will tell you himself that
he won the national singles championship in
1928 largely because there were no Frenchmen
lurking about the courts. It seems that, in
tennis at least, as many million Frenchmen as
you care to mention can’t ever be wrong.
'T'HERE is little doubt that Henri Cochet is
• the greatest amateur tennis player in the
world today. That might be changed to read
“greatest player in the world” but for the fact
that there is a Czech who may be even greater.
But here the woeful fact is faced that the
Czech, Karel Kozeluh, accepts checks for his
services and thus is barred from meeting Cochet
here or any other place.
If an open tournament In tennis could be
arranged to bring together the great amateur
and professional stars such as Cochet, Kozeluh,
Borotra, Brugnon, La Co6te, Tilden, Lott and
the ladies, Helen Wills and Buzanne, there
would be a concrete way of deciding the cham
pionship. But this seems to be farthest from
the minds of the U. S. L. T. A. and the other
tennis-governing bodies. The very possibility of
a stirring final match between Cochet and
Kozeluh would be one of the greatest things for
tennis that ever occurred. But let us not be
wasteful of words.
In woman’s golf there is an international an
gle which the United States seems unable to
flatten. The big part of the angle is Miss Joyce
Wethered, the British wonder. For the fifth
time, Miss Glenna Collett, our very best golfer,
is going to Great Britain in May to try to win
the British open.
If Miss Wethered p’ays, Glenna probably
won’t. The fact seems to be that Miss Collett
can beat any golfer in the world except Mias
Wethered. The year 1930 also holds delightful
possibility of Miss Wethered’s coming to the
United States to show one and all how golf
should be played. The possibility of her being
beaten at this stage looks to be remote.
DRITISH golfers who played in the amateur at
U Pebble Beach this year, led by Cyril Tolley,
may return in 1930. They must be taken seri
ously, of course, as anybody with a set of golf
clubs and some balls to hit has possibilities. But
this phase of the international invasion will not
go very far. One great reason Is Bobby Jones.
Other reasons are a few defending golfers who
play nearly as well as Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones himself was defeated in the ama
teur this year, and a short time ago there was a
rumor to the effect that he would retire. When
the golf season rolls around—for regions not
blessed with the sunshine of the South and Pa
cific coast—the world shall see what is what
about Mr. Jones’ retirement. It is the personal
desire and belief of every follower of golf that
Bobby Jones will not retire before the age of 86.
The reason for both desire and belief is the
same—that Mr. Jones plays golf.
Time after time a millionaire from Great
Britain, who is also a gentleman, has come to
America in the heroic effort to win the Amer
ica's Cup. which is regarded as the yachting
trophy without peer. The same gentleman, Sir
Thomas Lipton, is coming again in 1930 to see
what he can do about it.
Four American yachts will vie for the honor
of representing America against the Shamrock
V, which is the Lipton challenger. During July
and August a series of contests will be staged.
The international series, to be decided by the
best four out of seven races, will be started off
Sandy Hook beginning September 13.
The Lipton invasion is one which a great
many yachting devotees regard with kindly
eyes. Sir Thomas is old and he has spent for
tunes in pursuit of this goal of his, America's
Cup. Always he has seen his colors go down
in defeat, and has returned to try again. If a
popular vote were taken and the contest decided
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Germany's track star, Dr. Otto Peltzer.
by the wish of the majority, Sir Thomas would
lug back that precious receptable when h«j re- -
turned to Britain. ,
"DOLO is to witness an invasion by the Brit
ish, too. The English will send a team to > *
try to win the historic Westchester Cup, with •
about as much chance of winning as a cowboy
has of riding from here to Bombay on the back
of a centipede.
Three times have the British tried to win that
award, and each time have been repelled. The -
Hurlingham Club, which has charge of the ar
rangements in England, has named as captain
of the challenging team Capt. Charles H. Tre
mayne, who never has engaged in international >
competition. The British team will be found
to have a rating of 30 goals, while the defend- .
ing American team, led by Tommy Hitchcock, ,
jr„ has a 35-goal rating.
Wrestling offers the same international angle .
that prevails in boxing and needs only some
lucky and wise promoter to realize a nice profit. >
Gus Sonnenberg remains champion by virtue of
his defeats of Strangler Lewis, in so far as a
great many people are concerned.
New York, Pennsylvania and a flock of other
States, however, do not seem to know who Mr.
Sonnenberg is, and have acclaimed as champion
of champions Dick Shikat, burly German.
Eventually the two may be brought together.
Forecasting about foot ball for 1930 would b® ,
a polite but empty gesture. Every Friday dur
ing the 1929 season the experts have been wont
to make the same gesture about the Saturday
game. If you can’t tell a day ahead who ia -
likely to win, how can you reveal anything of
lasting Importance about the subject a year in
Expert Milk-Can Spinning: .
working on the various milk trains of
the country become so expert in the han-
Mng of filled cans of milk that the cans are
often rolled 20 or 30 feet from man to man,
without losing their balance and tipping over
on their sides with a resultant spill. *
The usual procedure is for one member of
the crew to stand in one end of a car, with a
second man at the door. The others, with the
milk station employes, are stretched out in a
line to wherever the cans are awaiting the
loading. The starter takes a can, tip 6it on
one edge until it is balanced and then sends
it spinning toward the next man, maybe 3
feet away and maybe 30 feet. This man,
without even stopping it, seizes it and gives it
a fresh whirl, and so on until the man at the
door catches it on the roll and diverts it to
the last man waiting in the car, who places
it in position.
It is remarkable how quickly a few men can
load a car of milk by this method, with only
very rare instances when a can gets away and
Welcome Game Preserves:
TN spite of closed seasons, bag limits and
* other means of preserving the wild life of
the country, the Nation's supply of wild fowl
is getting every year smaller. The opening
of the hunting sport to thousands of men
through the automobile, has, of course, had
much to do with the declining numbers of birds,
but decreased acreage of water and marsh land
is playing an equally important part.
The passage of the game refuge bill will be
a long step toward the rapid decimation of the
flocks of birds, but much is yet to be done in
making effective the game preserves provided >
i in the bill. At present, there are 82 refuges
i set aside by the Federal Government , but much
l work must be done in getting them into active
I working order.
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