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- ago. One day in the Nippon club,
m Berlin, he saw a game of bil
liards for the first time.
"Rlease' teach me that game,"
he said to a friend, and the friend
Many who witnessed the won
derful play of Yamada in the
New York tournament, say he
lost the championship because of
his unfamiliarity with the Amer
ican tables, which differ some
what from those in use in Ger
many, and to his nervousness in
his early games.
Think of this little fellow, with
but two years' experience, gained
between classes and study hours,
meeting such men as Sutton, Slos-i
son, Morningstar, Hoppe, Cline,
Taylor and Demarest, men who
have spent the greater portion of
their lives perfecting their abil
ityand showing them tricks
they never-i dreamed of.
Yamada lost his first game
through nervousness. He defeat
ed Harry Qirie easily, and then
Hoppe, by executing some of the
most brilliant shots ever witness
ed in a match; he tried seemingly
impossible plays to secure a nurs
ing position, time and again.
He lost toSutton and Slosson,
but beat Morningstar and Al
Taylor and slipped into third
place at the finish.
Yamada averaged 25 points for
his games, the second best aver
age for the tournament
He uses a heavy cue and han
dles it more gracefully than the
other stars do their light cues. In
delicacy of stroke he is in a class
,by himself. He is a wonder at
"cross-over" shots and his daring
plays caused no end of admira
tion among the fraternity.
Yamada speaks German fairly
well, but neither speaks nor un
derstands English, which handi
capped him in the tournament .
"Billiards is a wonderful
game," said this Japanese boy
through an interpreter. "It helps
one figure out hard problems. But
as soon as I get my diploma I will
give up the game, except for
pleasure, and Teturn to Japan to
practice medicine." '
EVERYBODY'LL BE THERE
Minneapolis, Nov. 30. The
Rev. G. L. Morrill will use fwo
chorus girls in his church tomor
row to show the evils of the tur
key trot, crab crawl, tortoise
tango, bunny hug and other
dances of the sort.
The chorus, girls "will wear the
latest style in dresses and show
considerable more thart their
ankles in demonstrating the
"I shall show my congrega
tion," said the Rev. Morrill, "just
how wicked these dances are'. -,
"I shall show how fashionable
society carries on when it gets
started. I am going to show how3
the bear is done at society1
The police reserves have been
notified to hplcf themselves in
readiness to handle an overflow
outside the church.
Oshkosh, Wis. Oshkosh High
School are winners of state foot