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"wonder what sort of play he would
invent if he went into the business of
managing a major league club.
In 1903 Warner invented a trick
sweater, which he placed on Charley
Dillon, the great t"arlisle fullback. In
a game against Harvard, Dillon got
the ball on the kick-off, tucked it un
der the specially made sweater and
ran 105 yards for a touchdown. He
passed the entire Harvard team be
fore the Crimson players knew
where the ball was.
That play caused a rule to be
passed prohibiting a player from car
rying the ball except in his hands.
Warner's next invention was in
hurdle racing. He rigged up a hur
dle, on which the "flop," which works
on hinges, leaned back so that his
hurdle jumpers might touch the
"flop" without knocking it over. That
invention caused a rule to be passed
governing the angle at which a hur
dle "flop" should be built
This year, Warner's first at Pitts
burgh university he brought out a
football play that opened the eyes of
experts and coaches. He tised a five
man interference on bucks just out
side tackle. Three men were the
most other coaches got into inter
ference on similar plays, Warner
had both his guards come back out
of the line and guard the man with
the ball instead of allowing them to
simply charge ahead.
What would this inventive genius
do if Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the
Eirates, was to place him at the head
of the club? Would he pick out some
young player and make him as great
in baseball as he made Jim Thorpe in
athletics? Would he pull some play
never seen before in baseball?
BUSINESS AGENT FILES LIBEL
SUIT AGAINST JOURNAL
The eagerness of the trust press to
knock union labor in general when
the bunch were indicted last week
may cost them something. The Chi
cago Journal was sued for $25,000
by a business agent who charges he I
1 was dragged in the mire by a Journal
story. Other papers' will be sued
later on the same story.
Alfred Ballerd, business agent of
Painters' Local 194, sued the Journal.
The yarn which the afternoon paper
printed mentioned an "F. P. Ballard
in charge of the extreme North Side"
and said that he escaped indictment
by turning state's evidence.
Alf. Ballard is in charge of the ex
treme North Side of Chicago for the
painters' union, but, according to his
attorney, John Farrell, he didn't turn
state's evidence because he doesn't
know anything about the conditions
which led to the indictments.
The story printed in the Journal
ran, in part, like this:
"F. F. Ballerd and Emil Arnold,
who had in charge the northeast and
the extreme North Side of the city,
escaped indictment by turning state's
John Farrell, attorney for Ballerd,
had a lot to say about the unfairness
of the Journal story.
"The story .purported to have been
given out by an 'attache of the
state's attorney's office,' was a vic
ious libel on my client," he declared.
"It placed Ballard in the position
of a crook in the eyes of the readers
of the Journal and made him a stool
pigeon in the minds of his fellow
"The initials used in the Journal
story were not the same, of course,
but the description of his territory
pointed him out as the one who had
"Several otheYs of tfle trust press
printed the story practically the
same way. We shall file suit against
them. They are too willing to take
a knock at union labor in general,
when some of its number are accused'
of unfair tactics.
"Now let's see how far a news
paper can go with this kind of work."
The British government seems to
be taking a special interest in China