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HIE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MOUSING, DECEMBER 22, 1912.
CAGE THREE ARIZONA : REPUBLICAN SPORT SECTION REPUBLICAN'S ARIZONA MOTORISTS BE I - : . , CROSS-COUNTRY DRAGGED INTO ft. I i FUSS fL- Rim Will Be a Notable Event of the High School Track Season ; S 1 o v e r Runners Will Have the Benefit of Handicap Tlie chief track event of the season, previous to the narrowed down cham pionship meets that will follow a few weeks of weeding out anion? the high school athletes of the state, is the Ari zona Republican cross country run. though- from the route now contem plated, it should be called, "cross city" run. It is the complaint among some of the . members of the high school track squad, which is the only squad now eligible to the run. that training for the mile at the speed necessary to carry off the event in style will stiffen the sprinters. But the matter of who's going to run, and how will be left en tirely in the hands of Cowan, the track coach and physical trainer or" the high .school. . He will also designate the best time for the contest, so as not to in- i terfere with the regular work of the' interseholastic season. The : iinnouncement which appeared in The Republican two weeks ago, to the' effect that the Phoenix high school boys would at once begin to train' for cross country running, has caused an awakening on the South Side as well as in the city. The Tempe athletes j have gone into training for regular j track work, and, not to be outdone, the Phoenicians have abandoned their easy j rural joys and settled down to the sea- ' son's grind on the cinders. Fifty men j have joined coach Cowan's squad, and there will be no lack of laurels if 'qual ity measures tip to .quantity. The schedule of the Valley League meets is not yet obtainable, but one of the most interesting events of the sea son wil be. the Republican cross coun try run. After the schedule for the season has been arranged, the date for the steeple chse will be fixed, so as 'not to inteifere with the interscholastic meets. The runners will probably start southwest of the Capitol building and finish in front of the high school auditorium. They-will-be allowed to cut corners and run cross lots as fancy leads them; in fact each runner will lollow a route of his own, choosing, ex cept that each will be required to pass The Republican office as he goes through town. The slower runners will Lave the benefit of a handicap, and a large number of entries is expected. The race' Is open' only to the students of Phoenix high'Jschool. The prize for first place will tie a handsome gold medal engraved with name of the f'.vnl, the date and the -winner's n-aiii. O - , Sunday-school Teacher rAnd what should we do after breaking a com mandment, Willie? Willie Muzzle de papers and hire member that good roads in the ori a good lawyer. Life." h - ginal was .developed by the a-ssocia- ST. LOUIS FIGHT FANS CONCERNING 9. .- p ' v 'rtr1- v y r ST. LOUIS, St. Louts fight fan Abe Attell. former featherweight cha round of his bout with Oliver Kirk at announced himself beaten and declared he was through as a fighter. The ometers that go with Al A. A. offi fnriiicr champion's swan song came with such -suddenness and with so lit-j clal races. Here is his stand on the tk apparent provocation that many doubt.' : Audi's own explanation is strength and that his realization of there iire among those who saw him fore, syme who say it i impossible ' that Attell should have suddenly lost his cunning in the ring, his great knowledge of boxing, his wonder ful generalship and unquestioned gamesuess. They contrast the sullen spirit -on his recent appearance with the bulldog tenacity-.-of former years and Tecall his exhibitions in the ring of the West Knd club in this city In when he refused to be beaten by Benny Yanger. the "Tipton Slasher,i. in t battle that went down in history as the most si.risatfonal ever seen here. Local-Automobile Associa- u"n- wlk-1? is -tu'la' an -powerful " timi In- Vivfnn ,f Ttu wher?v' automobile goes, which IIOJJ, 11UIC OI J.TS backs the play , of the highwaymen Yea 11 V Claim 011 Motor-1 to thH? ,imit- California is acting; itV "ttmitino w TntAv 1 15ke a lot of boys- to trnl' curb lSlb . TkltUlUOll 16 Jlliei- t.u by , a. stern parent, and chafing ested Deeply LOS ANGELES-PHOENIX ROAD RACE IS FACTOR It May Be Necessary for Maricopa, to Join Califor nia Secessionists or De clare Definitely for the Association !' . "Arizona,- has nothing to . gain, and everything to lose by angering tlie American Automobile association, which is but another name for the nil pnwerlul dealers- association Of the United States," -said Attorney j General George Purdy Bullard yes- toruay in reference to the plan of Los Angeles motorists to secede from the national body, The circumstances that led the hot headed Californians to declare a split in the American Automobile asso ciation are somewhat like these. Los Angeles in order to pull off the tremendously important Santa Monica road race, broke some of the motor rules of the association, though the fault was overlooked at the time. Tetzlaff, who is a Calif- ornia youth, and an idol among the motor fans of that great state, was! also the cause of misunderstandings and bickerings between the coast clubs and the A. A. A. In California, and especially in the southern part, the people are the kind who play the game to the limit. When anything is good with them it is bully good, and they play it strong; but when they are down on a proposition, they beat it to death. They know no moderation, mildness nor halfway measures. Consequently when they found the association would step between them and their enjoyment of Tetzlaff, the popular hero, they went right up into the air and came down astraddle of the association's neck. The claim of the California motor ists is that the association is not al lowing them enough liberty. - If the national association imposes some rult-a for road racing, for instance, not entirely suited to the ideas of the South California promoters, they cuss out the association, and con demn it most heartily. They do not stop to think that the association made South California the motorists' paradise it is. They refuse to re- DISAGREE ATTELL'S SWAN SONG iAfrt ATTLLLi s are still discussing the action of mnion. when at the end of the sixtn the Business Men's Athletic club, he of those who heard it are inclined ' to that he no longer has the spirit and! this makes further effort useless. ;iJutl and who had seen hiln in action be 4 under the restraint. This talk of se cession is like the song and dance Johnny performs for his dad, when John, senior has applied the strap, "I'm a-gonna run away. That's what I'm a-gonna do!" What does" daddy- generally do at that stage in the game? Why, he prescribes another dose of the leath er if he is as fond a-s most fathers aiV said to bo. .'-According to Mr. Bullard, no word has been received from Los Angeles alxjut the set-cession of the Arizona auto, clubs. But he expects it every day, does the yresiaent of the Mari copa Automobile association. Los Angeles never yet made ready for, a plunge ' but what she asked some other town to come along and share the fun and the licking if it hap pened to be discovered they had been in swimming. ..Xo sald BulIard, tl,i3 revolt- You mav I am not for quote me as president of the club on this. Los Angeles admits and provides for de feat before she starts out on this runaway, but that is not the best reason. The American Automobile association is the organization that puts over all ' the good road matters. Federal , aid will not be possible without the help of that body. Be sides, what is the use to fight so powerful a society as that of the motor car dealers of. America, which is but another name for the A. A. A.'? We have always stood in well with the association. Whenever we pulled off a race, and the rules of the association were a little too strict, they have always been most considerately waived for us. Los An geles, does not ask for permission to do things as Arizona does. Those fellows on the coast go ahead and do something they know it not right and then come blustering about it, when anything is said. The, motor car fans of California are even now planning to take our Los Angeles to Phoenix road race away and stick it up through California to San Francisco. They are going wild over the. plan, sending out pathfinders by dozens looking for routes to displace the desert one. It is a plain throw- down) and they are going to get away with it if we are not careful." But thesa.are not the sentiments of all the Phoenix motorists. Dr. H. H. Stone favors joining Los Angeles in the -secession. He says, "Los Angeles is only planning to get away from "the bigger association and form a -Western, Motor assoclat . . that Will to., all jntents " and purposes be the ame as-the'- western branch, of the A. A.c A:- that exists now'. The new assocfatioif will be affiliated with the eastern body. From all I have been able to gather, '! think it '-.would be bes for , Arizona ' to make ; a place soft - afrtong . the people ytii"'niay in a year or sy control motoring in the west.- i -' "Is this a split in. the motor party? It may .not look very serious now, and To'jlood may be heated . through the excitement over the ' proposed secession, but when ' the time comes to prepare for next year's Los An geles ' to Phoenix' road race. ' where is Arizona, and more intimately, Maricopa county, going to stand on the question? That is what the local association must look out for. Some More Testimony A. ,"L. Moore to the stand'. Mr. Moore, what do you .think of the proposed split in the' western automobile world? "I am not very familiar with the facts, but as' far as the case affects Arizona, I can see clearly enough. Under no ' circumstances should any Arizona motoring organization break with the A. A. A. If we value our Los Angeles-Phoenix Toad race, we must keep on good terms with both the coast and eastern associations. If the people of Los Angeles want to risk the wrath of the A. A. - A. by cutting loose, ,1 don't see any reason why they should not go ahead, form a new Western Automobile associa tion and affiliate with the national organization is such a way as to be co-equal with it. But Arizona is out after good roads, and a section of the national highway- from east coast to west. It would be foolish to take sides in this matter. The A. A. A. is above all, the premier good roads organization of the United States, and it is up to us to keep in good standing." C. H. Warner Speaks This week Phoenix ' was visited . by a man whose prominence in the mo tor world, his connection with the company that makes the official tim ing apparatus of all sanctioned speed trials puts his high to the councils of the American Automobile Asso ciation. He is C. U. Warner, secre tary treasurer of the Warner Instru- ment company, makers of the speed qite&tion: 'tis Angeles is -going to tuake the secession stick. I see no -reason, why Xherwestern motorists cannot rorm a separate body and exist alongside the A. A. A. in peace. I believe now they have started, they will put it through. It is true that the association has not always ben as far seeing as it might. ' . In some cases a better ac quaintance of officials with local con ditiops would have resulted more har- Open monlously for all concerned. But the association did not always take the trouble to look into the wishes' of western autoists, so friction arose from the administration of the rules of the national automobile dictators." "In" this connection,- I would like 'to say, I think races, which are the chief care of the A. A. A. and the biggest cause -of difficulties, will "soon be out of fashion. The motor car has gone nearly its limit. People will soon refuse to be. entertained by a bunch of specially built cars flying around a circular rack, driven by ex pert races. -The principal interest in motoring will soon consist not of speed trials, but of reliability and en durance tests. And the participants will not foe men trained to break the Jack of Father Time, but every day ordinary men and women,. 'owners .of their cars, and bent on pleasure. I want to see the day when the race as we knowr it will be a thing of the past, and manufacturers will take more pride in knowing they can build a car that is reliable,- can go any where, cheaply, surely and with com fort and enjoyment of the passengers. "I hear there are some well estab lished auto runs here in Arizona. I think that fine! Organize more of them, make them free for all and let every nook" and corner of' this won derfully scenic state be explored by men and women in nmtors,"- " - Ladies of Style and Fashion greatly appreciate this, that in selecting gifts for gentlemen at HANNY'S there's not a single article that is not new arid up-to-date. Every article in our neckwear department, our silk hose, our select suspenders and garters,1 our fancy vests, jew elry, toilet cases, leather goods, etc., are all absolutely new, and of the latest design and finish. . - ' ' : Not an Old Thing In Our Stock for every article in our store was purchased in 1912, and we have no old stock to work off in the holiday rush. Particularly will you appreciate this when you. compare our fine display of SOLIDSILK NECKWEAR with that shown . in other stores. We welcome your inspection. ' 1 "Where it pays Home of Hart, Schaffner Monday and Tuesday Evenings -: -Closed all day Christmas Day. We deliver where and when you FORTY NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE NORMAL Nil IS PREPARING Tempe Institution Will Put Strongest Team in Years Into Running for Valley - Baseball Honors ; ; I ens of; 'Veterans TEMPK,- Dec. 21. Prospects for an Arizona, state championship baseball team, at ; the formal school were never brighter than at the beginning of the 1913 season. 'Of last year's team', which ' won the pennant from the valley teams, .five--of the best 'men remain, Moffit Dean, catcher; John Spikes, pitcher: Albert Spik.es.. first base; Thomas Flannigan, second base, and Horace Griff en, right field. With this as a basis, the team captajn thinks he can ' build up a pretty husky nine, one that "will give as good an account of itself as any of the previous teams the Normal has put in the ;field.-- The'.normal won the valley to pay cash" & Marx fine clothes . say;. prompt, safe, certain championship last year, "arid in' conse quence .holds the Republican cup. The Indians, had the trophy one year. '.Practice (if the baseball squad will follow., immediately' the closing of the track season, and as most of the men who will apply for places on the nine , are also members of the f ield j teams,, ; they will all be in excellent j condition for the season. Here is' some .dope 'on the men who will make! the ; team. , , , i.r ' ' ' ! Moffit Dean Will' again work out be-j hind, the pan. Another candidate for i John Spikes, - coach of the Normal team will fill the box in the cham pionship games. On all ordinary 0C7 cations,- he will play third base to keep.; in condition. . 1 te played with the ' Tempe Valley champions' last season. ' ' , ' Griff en, who played in the outfield! last , summer . on the Tempe town) team will try to get nearer home!; plate in'he Normal team. He will! try out. at lirst base and will oc casionally exercise that wagon tongue of. his'n - which earned - him Hyder's S hat last summer for home runs, ! Albert Spikes,'; formerly at - first; base will shift to second. He kept his. baSeba.ll clothes on part of last sum mer, playing some with - the Tmpe and some with the Douglas team. -Paseual Lemons, several years ago third baseman- for the. Normal will x:e-enter the game at the same posl- ". ' tion. He also has his eye on the box. Shortstop has not been assigned yet to any player, but there are three men who are pointed toward, the spot.. They are Percy Soullier, Thomas Flannigan and William Henderson. In the field, Jesse McComb, Robert McComb and Castle will try' out, and the men who are just out for the team are Jordan,-1 Moeur, Fram, Per- rault, Goodwin. . " : The line up here given is -only ten-; tative. ' Changes are liable,, but the team as outlined vill do to bank on.j Prizes offered by Tempe business men are calculated to lure forth ' a" fine season, with plenty of ganii-s. with the .promising teams of the' Phoenix1 high .school, the Indian' school, Tempe and Normal high schools . and any other aggregation that may show itself. ' The fact -that the Normal is boosting baseball ; this Way. is e oiner to Drove a helD to. the sport in -the valley at large as well as in this town. : -A : O ' . EITHER WAY . . '-'There is a dollars and cents side to this question of early Christmas shop ping, ' remarked Jir. oracie at we traekfast table. "And as far as the speling goes, it can be made either Hire, a little salesman at the Re publican office. A Want Ad Avill sea more customers than you can.