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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 21, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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and Baumgaftner for last year's
team, has joined the-Maroon squad.
And now comes the usual pitiful at
tempt to muster a good squad at
Northwestern U. With far more ma
terial than the South-Side university,
the Evanston school has" turned out
such poor teams that wins in "big
time" fights during the last three
years can be counted on the fingers of
one hand.
Last year they started well but fiz
zled quickly. v
The dispute between tennis and
football over the beginning of one
and the ending of another season
held good this year. In Cincinnati
Miss Carrie B. Neely of Chicago, pair
ing with Miss Molla Bjurstedt of Nor
way, captured the women's final
doubles championship of the tri-state
tournament today.
The "Two Days" events at Glen
View on Friday and Saturday are the
big doings in golf. Trophies galore
and players to fit will feature the
play. .
Prep soccer is coming back strong
er than ever this year with ten teams
entered for honors. The city wilt be
i divided into Northern and Southern
sections for convenience and then a
championship battle will be fought
for final supremacy.
The South Shore Country club,
Glen View club and University club
have set field day meets and fairs for
this week and a grand mixup xt ten
nis, golf, track and baseball will re
sult Dan O'Leary's hiking lady friends
are still at it When Mrs. George A.
Moore finished third in the last con
test that O'Leary arranged for the
ladies she felt fresh enough to chal
lenge the field again to a 5-mile hike
on a side bet of $25 or $100 a head.
Mrs. Helen Knight, who copped the
prize in O'Leary's walk, took her up
on the $25 basis and is inviting others
to enter.. The cost is $25 and the
prizes large. Henry Schmehl, 619 S.
5th av., is holding stakes.
The baseball manager who -wants I
to make a success of it these 'days
will forget that John McGraw and
Frank Chance 'won pennants T)y driv
ing their players.
Such is the philosophy of Lee Fohl,
temporary manager of the Cleveland
Indians, who most likely will start the
1916 campaign as their regular man
ager. Fohl got in when Joe Birmingham
was kicked out
Fohl has won a lot of pennants, but
hasn't .had much big league experi
ence when given control of the In
dians. He always was a shark and
at bringing out young players, espe
cially pitchers, so Somers had no hes
itancy about promoting him from
coach to manager.
"The best way to run a ball club is
to study your players' faces, figure
out the best way to handle each man
and then weld the wholebunch into a
machine without 'riding' any of
them," Fohl says.
"Ballplayers of today are more sen
sitive than those of ten years ago.
You can't get anywhere by driving
them. Hammer team work into them,
let each one work out his own prob
lems most of the time and correct
their mistakes without handing
around bawlouts."
Like Clarence Rowland of the
White Sox, Fohl is a "busher." But
where Rowland has been handed the
biggest stars Comiskey could buy for
him, Fohl has had to work with a very
limited backing. Still, he has im
proved his team.
The expression, "sardonic smile,"
is as old as Homer. It means literally
to "grin like a dog," and bears refer
ence to the hideous contortion of the
facial muscles produced by eating the
sardonian, a plant of Sicily, which
was said to screw up the face of the
eater, giving It a horrible appearance.
o o
A literary failure is a man whose
brain is not ripe enough .for publication.

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