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Sunday Games at Phoenix
and Teinpe Start Off the
Longest Schedule Ever
Attempted in Arizona
Fans' Real Chance
President George Walter Brown o
the Central Arizona Baseball league
expects every fan to do his duty
Sunday. There are two places at
which a fan can express his black
est thoughts about .boneheads and
umpires, and incidentally view with
enjoyment some baseball.
One is in Tempe, where the Griz
zlies meet up with the Pirates. Tak
ing into consideration the two na
tures of grizzlies and pirates, one
must conclude that the scrap will be
somewhat fierce. Neither is noted
for gentleness. At Phoenix there is
the game between the Senators and
the Jewels of Mesa. The Senators
are ordinarily calm folks, and Jewels
have never given any cause for in
ternal quakings, but the game here
will ' be some game, anyhow.
Having written the usual puffs
about the teams, the scribe will now
announce that these two games men
tioned are parts of a schedule of four
months' duration, ending July 12, and
that the season just opening will be
dvance Men Arrive and' Some Little Items of Prepa
Confirm Contract With
Phoenix Baseball Club
"Women Fans to Have
Popularity Contest
Al Fisher, publicity man for the
Campbell United Shows, arrived in
ration for the Hundred-
Mile Grind on State Fair
'Track Sunday Riders
Tuning Machines
Entry blanks, tickets, posters pro
grams. Those are some ot me Hems
the city from Tucson yesterday morn- ' that the motorcycle race committee has
ing to complete arrangements for the ' had to get out prior to the 100-mile
large aggregation to show in Phoe- race here Sunday. Take all this print
nix. The show will arrive here Sun- ing, the arrangements for the track, ad
day and opens .Monday night under j vertising through persons and news-
The Sport That's Most In
veighed Against Enables
Colleges to Support Other
Forms of Athletics Col
lege Sport News
Scorers and News Men Who
Will Accompany Chicago
Nationals to Mesa Tues
day AVill Be Entertained
Libcrallv ,
NEW YORK, March 25 The re
cent publication of the various col
lege athletic associations annual fi
nancial statement brings vividly to
m.nn aga.a me i. - - White Sox play at this place the pro
received and expended in the course , . ....
rectneu anu e.peum. ., ivsons being made for the visiting
of a vear for the support of varsit I f
'port. These reports also point n
(Special tu The Republican)
MESA, March 25. As an evidence of
the thorough manner in which the
Mesa team expects to entertain the
crowd 6n March 31st w hen the Chicago
the auspices of the Phoenix Baseball
Club for a week's engagement.
Fisher says that it is the largest
carnival company that has ever vis
ited the city, and the fans and the
papers, and you have a goodly portion
of work. It is about- all done, now,
and the preparations for the race are
rounding into the last stages.
Preparations of riders for the event J
amusement-loving public will, after are also Deing conciuaeu. rasi. moior
one visit to the show grounds, be 1 cycles are being tuned in many a back
strong supporters of the shows dur- I llrt-. in ever' snP. "n tne track, on
ing their stav, as the baseball club!1" roadside, wherever the rider hap
will get a liberal percentage of ths J Pens t0 tnink of some "u or mlt ne
receipts. l'an twist to add a jot to the speed of
The show travels in its own spe- i "ifi mount- The track is almost a11
cial train of eighteen cars and has , ,h- tim0 in use- Fifty-five seconds is
a fourteen-piece uniformed concert ! looming slow practice time. Peril is
band which will give daily concerts
on the streets.
The Fearless Greggs, the most sen
sational of all the automobile .'acts in
the world, will be the Wading free
attraction. The "Autos That Pass in
the Air" is an act that will be re-1
menibered as the feature of the state
f,-,f l.tt fi,u !
... ' . mi , i to four tons when the speed gets up to
A handsome arch will be erected . ' .. . ......
viewed with contempt that is bred of
familiarity. The surface is so fast that
machines are coming in with their tires
shaved down perceptibly by the wear
on the turns.
Some chap with a head for figures
has calculated that a motorcycle rid
den by a 1B0 yound man presses the
track on the turns with a force equal
by far the most successful of any j at the entrance of the show grounds
yet attempted in Phoenix. The sched
ule printed in The Republican Tues
day morning is the longest that has
ever been pre-arranged in an Arizona
league, and if the length of the
schedule is any assurance of a solid
organization, then the Central Ari
zona league must be quite a bit
more solid than air warm air.
Notices about this league in out
side publications have been just like
want ads for players. Tanned young
athletes with gnarled fingers and
sharp eyes have come in shoals.
Field Manager Brown of the Solons
had twenty-two men at practice yes
terday. That is, all were not prac
ticing for the same team, but there
were that many aspirants on the
and will be illuminated very bril
liantly by the light plant carried by
the Campbell Shows. The show will
be here for the week commencing
Monday, March MK showing on Wash
ington Street between Sixth and
Seventh Avenues.
Popularity Contest
The Campbell Shows and the base
ball club will give the most popular
lady in Phoenix a diamond ring val
ued at $125, and the ring will be on i ()f
sixty miles an hour. Just try to figure
it out how heavy a rider must be who
is crossing those turns at seventy miles
! an hour! He must be like the well
I known individual who resides on Ju-
I piter, and weighs as much more pro
portionally than a man as the largest
I planet outweighs the little earth.
And some of the tiny racing tires
that come in from the track look as
though they had been through the mill,
all right. One hundred miles is a long
way. To travel it at more than a mile
a minute is almost more than any sort
This Letter Contained Some Classy
Examples of Queries Fired at
United States Land Office
exhibition at the Herzberg store, and ; Aftpr the h()(ir r.K.e a Hakersfk.I(li
the ballot boxes will be placed in Hak(,r.s frnt tire was slice(I (.ean down
convenient places to be announced i t( thp fabrjc on U)e ,eft where it
later. The reason for the ring being , wor? hariest on tne turns
given by the show and the ball club But ljn,s are thp ,east ()f tnp ri(k,r.g
is to find out who is the most pop- .orrios Me has ah,lt a hundred
ular woman baseball fan in the city. r,ollms ot steol tnat imlst l)P tinkered
All that is necessary to enter a can- , t thp last nichi muKt stand friction
didate is to go to any of the polling ' lhat wou(- wear ,1(uvn thp hardest
places, secure one of the ballot en- metal were j mit for the lubrication,
velopes, write the name of the cn- I it r.niHt stand the hout of trip exjilosions
didate on the same and place the of- that wou, urjve ten million rifle buf
fering in the envelope, to he sealed pts on tnt,ir a,ip0inted trajectories.
and deposited in- the ballot box. I ne For eV(.rv revolution of the ordinary
A new record for asking questions
was .'established by an applicant for
land office information yesterday who
wrote it all down on paper. It was in
a letter addressed to the receiver of
the land office that the following quer
ies were closely crowded:
"Is there any tillable ' government
land vacant In Yavapai County on Date
"Could it be irrigated from Date
,"Or is there any on AVilliams River
in Mohave and Yuma Counties?
"Also in Maricopa?
"How much land in a homestead?
"Can desert land be taken at the
places named ?
"Can a man who has used his home
stead right in another state take up
desert land m Arizona?
"Can you give me extracts from the
law relating to desert lands in this
"Will you send me a map of Yava
pai County, showing plats for town
ships and how much vacant land there
votes will cost 1 cent each, and- one
can vote as early and as often as
he or she may choose. ;
The standing of the contestants will
be published daily, and t the voting
will continue for the week; or dur
ing the engagement of the Campbell
United Shows.
The baseball boys are very anxious
to make this engagement a success,
as part of the proceeds will go to
ward putting the team on a tooting
that will insure it playing- -winning
ball this season. . .....
V. A. Horrell, Arizona's most fam
ous handler of the racquet, is still in
the game for the Y. M. C. A. tennis
championship, having beaten Joe
Doron in two sets on the association
couit yesterday. Horrell's scores
were 6-1 and 6-4.
One of the surprises of yesterday's
play was the victory of Blair over
Byers. Having returned from an ar
duous trip to Roosevelt at noon, the
racing machine's back wheel, the en
gine shaft must make at least three
complete turns. For each of these
turns there is one shot of the gas
charge, and for each shot of a twin
motor the pistons must move up and
down twice. Imagine the rapidity with
which the reciprocating parts must
travel, and then say that the man who
made a racing motor was not a genius.
The wonder is(Jhat ordinary metals.
molded and hammered by man -can
stand it.
COLUMBUS, March 25. A respite of
one year was granted by Governor Cox
today, to Leslie Humphries, under sen
tence to die on Friday. The Governor
made it known that while doom will
continue to hang over Humphries, he
will recommend that future Governors
grant respites from year to year pro
vided that Humphries makes a good
record as a prisoner in the penitentiary.
His wages will be turned over to his
dependant family. Humphries killed
Samuel Kelly and at first said he
robbed his victim of several hundred
dollars. Later he maintained the kil
central secretary anticipated a regu-!,. .v.. i. ,.r nht
That is a good sample of about a ; ar beating, and for that particular B ' ' .
tnousand letters a month, according to reason would not back out when
Chief Clerk James P. Lavin. He says given a chance. He put a light hat
he often has to sit up until unmention- I ovor his sunburned forehead and
able hours in the morning trying to j vvadi J in. He cleaned Byers by
figure out what some of the questions scores of 6-2 and 6-3.
mean, and how best to answer them. It was expected that Judson would
; 0 beat Fast, and that the game would
I be iust the same as the last man's
An attack of malaria may keep I
name. And so he did, and so it was.
ne.ne wugner, snonsiop oi tne nen Tm? srores were 6.3 amJ 6.4 tnc
Sox, out of the game until the eham- i ri0sest of the div
I Today's games will be:
. Munson vs. Townsend at noon.
Judson vs. Peatross at 4 p. m.
Larson vs. Wilkinson at 4:45 p. m.
Coggins vs. Prescott at 5:30 p. m.
pionship season is under way.
A. H. Woods is to produce a farce-
comedy from the German called
"Sleepy Theodore." . ; : .
Sion on East Adams Street Presents
Necessity for Explanation
Most people deny they believe
signs, but there is a sign on East
Adams Street, in front of the Griswold
Bicycle Shop that would make the
world the better for it if all men
would read and heed it. "Do Good"
says the sign. When those two words
appear before the eyes of the hundreds
Say, I don't want to hafta apply mostly a stall. The best of it all is 0f men, women and children who daily
for police protection to keep the
Grant park grounds clear while we
are practicing, complained Brown of
the Senators yesterday. He was re
ferring to the mob of, twenty-two
candidates for positions on the team,
who infested the diamond while the
regulars were trying to get a little
that most of the applicants are Phoe- pass along Adams Street, it is alto
nix players. There is enough material gether likely that the first thought is
right in Phoenix for two cracking that it is part of another uplift move
?ood ball teams.
The truth of the matter is that while
unerring aim to the sports and com
petitions which, because of popular
favor and attraction, not only pay
for themselves but carry the burden
of others, wherein the expenditures
are far in excess of all receipts and
Some years ago, during the period
when football was subjected to a bit
ter attack', a famous defender of the
game declared boldly that football,
despite all the sins charged against
it, made possible all the college
sports which the reformers were con
stantly comparing with the gridiron
game, much to the hitter's detriment.
That there has been little change in
the situation in recent seasons is
clearly evidenced by these current
athletic association financial repoits.
Football is still the big money-maker
and the sport that supplies the funds
tor the support of a majority of the
other athletic teams each year.
Some idea of the amount of money
received and disbursed by the foot
ball authorities during a season of
approximately ten weeks may be
gathered from the annual reports of
the Princeton and Harvard athletic
associations. These financial state
ments, so far as football is con
cerned, refer to the season of 1912,
but since there is not much devia
tion from a general average, they
serve all practical purposes when
used on a comparative basis. Prince
ton's gate receipts for nine games
amounted to $67,313, of which $41,933,
or more than one-half, was received
is the Tigers' share of the Yale,
Harvard and Dartmouth games. The
six contests with minor colleges
netted Princeton but $5,3711, an aver-
ige of less than $1,000 per game. A
source of revenue, in addition to the
gate receipts, was the training table,
the players paying $656 for board,
while the football programs netted
Against this revenue, were expenses
amounting to $36,064, showing a bal
ance of $32,322, far in excess of the
net receipts of all other sports com
bined. The various items of expendi
tures furnishes an insight into the
wide range of activity and outlay
necessaly in connection with the
satging of a big varsity football cam
paign. Princeton spent $9,201 in
traveling expenses and guarantees
given other teams. The services of
coaches cost $7." 16; suits and sup
plies $1,637. Rubbers, physicians and
medical supplies required an outlay
of $73S. Payments made to those
nerving as officials at the nine games
scheduled amounted to $1,038. Print
ing, advertising, telegrams and tele
phone bills totaled $3S2, while the ex
penses of manager and captain were
set down as $267. One of the biggest
terns, was the repairs and upkeep of
the wooden stands surrounding the
football field, $10,423 being expended
for this purpose, which explains the
present agitation for a permanent
concrete stadium at Princeton.
No other sport at Princeton ap
proached these figures either in re
ceipts or expenses. Baseball cost
$15,034, while receipts were $25,693.
leaving a balance of $10,659. The
track and field team showed a net
loss of $3,982: gymnastic association,
$268; basketball, $402; swimming,
$714; wrestling, $918, and rowing,
16. Hockey showed a profit of $75.
which puts the ice spoit in the fi
nancial category with football and
baseball at Princeton.
At Harvard similar conditions pre
vailed. Football receipts amounted
to $114,864, against expenses of $30.
151, showing that while the Crimson's
profits were $46,478 greater than at
Princeton, the expenses were $5,913
less, but it must be taken into con
sideration that Harvard, with its con
crete stadium, escaped the wooden
stand upkeep necessary at Princeton.
Baseball at Harvard was a money
maker to the extent of $6,396, while
hockey made $312. Rowing showed
a net loss of $11,547; track athletics
$7,082; association football $1,461;
lacrosse $2,367, and gymnastics $196.
newspaper men is cited. The scoring
and news end of the game has been
turned over to Ray Lesueur. Mr. Les
ueur may be relied upon to make ev
ery provision for the comfort and con
venience of the scribes. He has al
ready reserved a place immediately in
front of the grandstand and adjoining
the players benches where tables will I
be arranged and plenty of chairs will
be provided. A special feature will be
the Ireatment to be afforded the visi
tors on the day of the game and Mr.
Lesueur expects to have his depart
ment that of scoring and news not
the least attractive of the general line
The National Leaguers are taking no
more interest in their spring training
than are the Mesa Jewels in preparing
for the big game as well as the opening
of the Central Arizona League at Phoe
nix next Sunday. Every evening sees
them on the diamond for a fast tryout
with some organized" team from the
schools. Last evening they took on the
first team from the Union High School
for a practice stunt. This was good
work for the school team as well as
the regulars and it furnished splendid
practice for each aggregation.
Th" umpires will of course be fur
nished by the White Sox but it is the
intention of Langowsky to use R. H.
Tebben as the Mesa umpire if it is pos
sible to secure him on that date.
It is the idea of the Mesa manager
now, as has been at all times since the
game was first scheduled to give the
Mesa team as much of the benefit of
the Six visit as possible. It is for this
reason that either Goodwin, Campbell
or Goss will start the game. It has
been decided to insist upon Morris
catching the game. There are a good
mam fans who want to see Walsh in
action and he has been selected as the
man to assist the Mesa team on that
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Phoenix, Arizona
is to be hoped that an effort will be
made to bring in some of our west
ern friends."
Clemson college, of South Carolina,
with an enrollment of a trifle over
800, tinned out more than one hun
dred candidates for the baseball team
on the first call.
Mesa, Arizona, will be in the date Griswold is just as firm a believer in
lines all over the country next week, ' the uplift and all other things that
when the enthusiastic correspondents tend to better humanity, the sign is
flock around and watch the Jewels reallv one of the nlans he has adopted
warming up. Although there were combat with Jimmy Callahan's first to call the attention of people who use
nearly, enough men for three teams, team on TeS(-av. The reason the rubber tires either on bicycles or upon
Brown could use but one. He wel- j press dispatches will carry Mesa in- j automobiles to his well known tire
cornea the newcomers heartily, and stead of Pnoenix is a secret that Paul preparation "Do Good." He is the dis-
alu.iit r..1i, rirAlHnn Q ....... .....
J"-" I''-v-c ,,.1.... i j. L,angowski, Mesa s live manager, coverer of the compound tnat is guar-
will not tell except on slight provo-. anteed to "do good" to any tire and to
cation. prolong its life indefinitely. In the
manufacture and distribution of the
Most of the Salt River Valley fans preparation Griswold had given to
will have maternal relatives to bury ; Phoenix a new industry, one that em
Tuesday when the White Sox play ploys quite a few man and women and
at Mesa. We can see a stream of that serves in its own way to advertise
automobiles heading across the Salt Phoenix while bringing in a substantial
river right now. j financial return to the originator.
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The new scoring rule adopted by
the Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic
Association of America, giving five
points for first; four for second:
thiee for third; two for fourth, and
one for fifth place in track meets
finds general "favor in the eastern
college athletic world. The Harvard
Crimson states editorially:
"It is no wonder, in view of the
elaborate apparatus and severe regi
men of training required for modern
college athletic competition, that par
ticipation in athletics is confined to
those who have some chance of be
coming first rank men in some one
line. It is an evil incident to high
specialization that the average man
is ruled out. That it is an evil to
have college athletics restricted to
the few possibilities of winners, any
advocate of athletics as a wholesome
place of college activity will agree.
"The recommendation of the I. A.
A. A. A. seems, therefore, particularly
timely. Group competition should en
courage the lay student to 'come
out,' as he does not now. Further, it
ought to broaden the area of compe
tition, inasmuch as the small col
leges and the western colleges, which
have' less chance under what might
be Called the capitalistic system of
athletics, will now have more of a
reasonable prospect of 'placing.' it
The University of Colorado is ne
gotiating with the University of
Washington for a post-season foot
ball game to be played early in De
cember. The Colorado team won the
championship of the Rocky moun
tain conference last season. Colo
rado teams have made trips to the
California coast and are now anxious
to play in the northwest. Dean Rob
erts, chairman of the faculty commit
tee, thinks there is no valid reason
why Washington should not play
Colorado. He states: "It would be
much better if we could play the
game earlier. However. I am in fa
vor of playing Colorado the first
week in December, if the coach and
players are willing to keep in train
ing that long."
The new crew coaching system at
Cornell, which went into effect re
cently, is expected to materially in
crease the interest of the student
body as a whole in lowing. Under
the arrangement between the athletic
council and the inter-college athletic
board, the college crews are to be
coached by John Hoyle, under the di
rect supervision of Charles Courtney.
The new system will give the college
oarsmen a regular coach and will as
sure them the daily advice of Court
ney. Rowing under Courtney's in
struction is likely to stimulate in
terest in the college crews and form
a better source of supply for the
varsity boats than heretofore. By
the new arrangement the number of
men will be largely increased. The
equipment of the university and col
lege navies will be practically
In speaking
Courtney said:
"All of the
nrvFr TTTr a nmrh ir
1 1 liin 1
Unprecedented Success of the
of the new system,
crews that
row will
now be under one head, and if I
should w-ant to pick one of the col
lege oarsmen for a varsity boat in
the middle of the season, I will know
that he has been given the proper
training up to that time."
President Richmond, of Union col
lege, in an address on the present
methods of athletic training and
management in American colleges,
stated that the idea of broad training
and scholarship was rapidly being
lest sight of in the present methods
or specialization. He spoke of the
ancient Greeks. who were equally
proficient in athletics and scholar
ship, saving:
"It is not so today, as athletics are
managed in our American colleges.
The average college athlete is not a
good student, and the whole system
of training, for the high-class ath
lete, is adapted to produce a low
class student, if not a low-class man.
I believe in athletics. There is noth
ing that has contributed more to
raise the general tone of college life
in the last generation than a whole
some interest in athletics. The de
velopment of winning teams, how
ever, is another question. It is not
only extravagant, but unwholesome
and often degrading."
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