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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, -JANUARY -29; 1913.
WdsAmgfon May Have Public Golf Links If Chamber of Commerce Succeeds in Its Plans
T-Y" SLOAK IS
Greene's Version of the Station-No. 2 vs. Shops Duckpin Match
tfl ESTABLISH BIG
LATEST RECRiHT TO
Marvel From the South' WfR
'Cavort in Outer Garden for
St Lotiis CkJb. '
Chamber of Commerce Behind
Project to Have Such an In
stitution in Near Future.
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PUBLIC GOLF LIS
,! DATA ON SUBJECT
H ' - -Cnmmittee
Expected to Take Up
Matter at Next Meeting and
Will Rush It Along.
-Washington is to geta public golt
links, if. P J. Callahan? president of
the Chamber of Commerce, has his
"ray, Jle is now gathering data from
otg cities throughout the country, and
iopes to have it ready when the Cham
ber of Commerce meets again.
Callahan's first mention of the project
was at a recent meeting: of the Cham
ber, when -h? -strongly advocated the
stj&Ushmeht of public golf links and
urged' members of the body to give
the matter "-proper consideration.
Speaking of the Idea, Callahan say:
"The aim of the movement is to give
tb thousands of people of Washington
the benefit of this wholespme recrea
tion by the establishment of municipal
golf links. The origin of the idea was
wholly from a humanitarian standpoint.
It would give many golf-loving people
who cannot afford to play the game be
cause of the heavy expense attached to
membership of the various clubs where
golf Jinks are maintained, the benefit
of wholesome exercise that, under
present conditions, they must do with
out." Will Benefit Many.
The people who are Intended to bene
fit by the proposition are the great
nunlber of Government employes, num
bering In all about 30,000; an equally
large clerical force from various Wash
ington enterprises; and the laboring
class, which has few, if any, benefits
along this line.
The expense Involved would norntces
sarlly be very heavy. Callahan believes,
there being tittle to spend money on.
aside from marking out the courses and
keeping the green in proper condition.
Suck expenditures as these, it Is thought,
would not draw too heavily oa the city
If the move is successful, it is planned
to 'have the links under the supervision
of the park commissioner, and managed
by .methods similar to those by which
the playgrounds are controlled.
Juat1 where the links could h laM
out indefinlte-at thl time, but there 1'
DM?.iMr Xm . Qwb- rlAt. 1 V
ana other suburban localities which are
Ideal for the purpose. Bock Creek In
particular has several tracts adequate
enough to meet the -needs of such a
Will Pass .Project
Every effort will be made by tho
Chamber of Commerce to push the pro
ject. At the nest meeting of the'body,
Mr. Callahan will refer the matter to
a. committee to thoroughly Investigate
the -subject through proper channels.
"Sisot likely the committee appointed will
submit the proposition to Park Commis
sioner Truman Lanham and the. District
Commissioners. Tho necessity of the
municipal golf links will be urged and
theiffeaa or the officials sought.
Because of, the success with which
public' links have met In New Tork and
Boston, the conditions in those cities
-win "be studied. The links at Van Cort
land Park. New Tork city, are perhaps
the most widely known grounds of the
kind In the country. The other field. In
Boston, while smaller than the one In
the metropolis can, nevertheless, accom
modate many who can participate in the
game only under normal conditions.
Several other members of the Chamber
el Commerce are Interesting themselves
In airing th movement the proper Im
petus and will energetically work for
the actabUahment of the links for the
benefit of those Washlngtonlans- who
are not able to Indulge the more stren
tionr sports or take no athletic exercise
"Hartie" Todd Returns
' To Virginia Track Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Vs.. Jan. 3.
Bv far the most encouraging news of
the present Virginia track season comes
this morning, when It was learned that
"Hsrtie" Todd had decided to Join the
Coming as It does in the wake of an
unusually discouraging prospect. Toad
will be welcomed to the track team with
open arms. All hope had practically
been abandoned a week ago that last
year's captain would run again under
the Orange and Blue, and Virginia stu
dents now have every reason to rejoice
Thorpe Is Offered
Job With White Sox
CHICAGO, Jan. 2. Jim" Thorpe can
have a Job on the White Box team as
soon as he wanta It. Jimmy Callahan,
manager of the Sox, said today he
would gladly give the Indian athlete a
trial after be finishes his course at Car
lisle In the spring.
Gets Good Start.
The basketball season at the R. R.
T. M. C. A. was opened last night
when the Terminal quint defeated
Northmlnster by a clean cut victory, 29
to 2. Although the defensive work or
the railroad team was not up to stand,
ard, the goal caging- was very effective.
In this respect Northmlnlater could do
' A large crowd turned out to see the
contest, ana an even greater attendance
Is expected on Februaj-v 4, when the
Terminal team opposes the Good Shep- I
herd five, and on February 8. with Peck
Individual tournament, at Palace
alleys, 10 p. xn.
National Capital League Palace
tb. Fat Men, at Palace alleys.
Opening of fourth series in K. of
C. Potomac League All teams roll
"at Palace alleys.
Departmental League Bureaus vs.
G. P. O. at Palace alleys.
ORSTRIK6?5 V ' T RIGHT OFF THE ALLEYS timijl 4W .5M0KE BAUU. V 2S 5AKfi"flrt- -GE
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HO IS LE
Gets Advantage of Three Games
Over Station No. 1, Which
Terminal R. B. Y. M. 0. A.
Dorsey SO S6 90
Cornell 80 98 SS
Williams 9 S3 $6
Woltx 87 8) 92
Wollett . 87
Williams 1 95
Totals 405 4 451
Spies J 85 33 93
Weekly 93 103 $4
Allen 94 111 94
Williams 102 105 93
Miller 94 110 88
Totals tSS 823 452
As a result of having taken three
straight games from the Shops xjulnt
in the Terminal Railroad Y. M. C. A.
Duckpin League, Station No. 2 lias
a good lead on Station No. 1, Its near
est competitor In the race down the
alleys. Before last night's matches the
teams were all lined up on an even
basis. Each team had figured In thirty-six
games, and the standings at this
time are Indicative of the true strength
of the various teams, each having had
an equal opportunity to show Its form
Probably no match In the Terminal.
League has been quite so interesting
from a standpoint of competition as
the final set in the Station No. 2
8hopa bout last night. Miller, anchor
man for Station, discovered a very
broad yellow streak lust uhen hln nervp
should have been the steadiest. II f
only rolled the string for 85. but at that
managed to bring his team un one pin
ahead of Shops For many minute:) his
- -'" ' '' on will blanched
faces, so severe was the suspense of
Williams was pulled In frr" 'he
bnch to roll the anchor position for
Shops. Ills figure In that last Ir.m
jiulled hit total up to 35. one pin too
lO"" 'n t' lit ten-" wfl atlOil No ?
Following Is the standing of tho
fir i.rui !. ague, includ
ing last night's games:
Station No. 2 30
L. & 1 22
Station No. 1 18
Car Department IS
Jim Thorpe Undecided
About His Future Now
CARLISLL", Pa., Jan. 23.-Jlm Thorpe,
now that he is professionalized, Is In
doubt Jmt what he will do. He says,
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h'.m, now but professional baseball, and
he Is now considering several hand-
some offers made him within a day or
so. He In wnnted bv the Boston lied
Sox, Cincinnati KedB, Chicago Whlto
Sox, ana Chicago Cubs, all b g league
"As every one around here knows, I
have neer really been a professional
In spirit, although technically guilty,"
says Thorpe. "I have refused good of
fers from a number of baseball clubs,
as I eally hoped to continue athletic
work along the lines I Jiked as an ama
teur. This posit on In which I have
been placecv really forces mo to he
come r prplcrelonal. In spirit, as I can't
continue, of course. In amateur com
petition. I will likely play baseball
now, out I bave by no means decided
w:th what team I will connect myself."
ONLY BEGINNING OF
II A. 0. EXPULSIONS
College Athletes Will Be Thor
oughly Investigated as Re
sult of Recent Scandal.
NEW TORK, Jan. 29. That the ex
pulsion of Jim Thorpe from tho ranks
of amateur athletes is only a prelude to
the wholesale disqualification of others
who spend their summers on baseball
diamonds, was shown today, when in
vestigations were started in several
Eastern colleges with a view to the dis
covery of these quasi aniateurs.
The search for collegians with tainted
records wa3 based on certain allegations
made by Thorpe In his confession. ThP
Indian let It be known that he was not
by any means the only one who had
transgressed the Iiw governing amateur
athletics. The fact that he did not men
tion any names has only, tended to put
scores of athletes under suspicion. At
the University of Pennsylvania. Har
vard, Yale, and other big colleges, the
authorities are trying to learn the sum-me-
occupations of their track, foot
ball, and baseball men.
Since the disqualification of Thorpe,
members of the Eastern Carolina Asso
ciation have been extremely reticent
about their teammates,
members of tho 13istcrn Carolina Asos
Carlislc Indian School, was quoted as
saying that a scout for the Pittsburgh
baseball team had ben responsible for
the unmaskinjj of Thorpe.
A. A. U. Officials Are
Chided in Baltimore
BALTIMORE. Md., Jan. 2S.-A a re
sult of the expose of Jom Thorpe, the
Carlisle Indian, who uon the two all
around championships in Suedcn last
summer, the li.iltimorc News saya edi
torially on Its hportlng page.
"While the average person will put all
the Ijlame .at Tliurpo's'own door, tlicru
are more than a feu' who" will agree that
certain lax m thods of the Amateur
Athletic I nli i. urt to blame for the
present unpluisant situation. There Is
no lenlnt ti fait, that the Amatiur
Athletic t'ulon lias been controlled foi a
long lime 'iv the iimc crowd. It Ih not
ii,. tr: Mi ii tins crowd has not tried to
give Its lfst, Imt there has been a ss
icm of stai illJ.g pat that has nut pleased
In all quarn rv m the piesent arfalr
v 111 be u-e! a.auist those In office. Nat
uralli, It If "y to criticise after some
thing has hapiHiii-iI, but It does seem
that the committee In iharge should
have been abs-olutely certain In every
possible w.i a regards the amateur
standing of thr men v. ho were being
sent to Stoi I-holiii to represent this
country In Un OHmpIc games."
Swedish Papers Say
He Should Keep. Them
STOCKHOLM Jan. 2). Swedish
nevsnaptrs. comment tig on the disclos
ures th.i' J. urns Thoipe was a profes
sional athlete when he competed In the
Olympic piiiKs Ii' Id hre last summer,
comm-nd the honesty displayed by the
sim w"" iiiuniiih ., i niiuwn
Imiillnr' Iilllhr liil, u !, Ih.. H..1.1 .,f ,n.,n ,
express the opinion thut Thorpe Is en
titled to utiiin the prizes he won In
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nlB 'MalViS ., !in amateur has been
raised too late
Herrmann Seeks Thorpe.
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Jan. 29,-Joe
Tinker, manager of the Iteds, has made
an excrlltiit offer to Jim Thorpe, the
Carlisle Indian, banned by tho A. A. U.
as a proItMonal, and hopes ho will ac
cept. H' llans to use him us utility
pitcher and outfielder.
ThoMoolmr fnilA SU CCeSS-'
n 7 r ,rr , . '. 7rr
33 years. Removes all desire for drink
S drugs. 812 N. Broad St., FhJla,. p.
BOB THAYER'S SPORTING GOSSIP
Good work ahead.
There is much good work ahead of tho
A. A. U. officials. Let them contlnuo
their .investigations along the lines of
purification and the whole country la
certain to be surprised at the revela
tions. Thorpe Isn't the only professional
amateur. If that term Is allowable
There are many more, and it Is up Jo
the officials to find them." Don't make
Thorpe the only "goat."
The Georgetown baseball management
is doIriR wisely In booking games In
New England next spring. The Hill
toppers have a great reputation in that
country, and, with good weather, they
are certain to draw well. Owing to their
earlier start, the Blue and Gray should
have a victorious trip.
Joe Birmingham Is going to give Fred
Falkenberg another chance In the big
league, but the Naps' boss will use him
only every fifth day, and never call
upon him to finish out some other man's
game. This treatment should make it
possible for the splinter pitcher to win
many a game, for he has everything
but strength. Let trie youngsters bear
Local dissatisfaction against the A.
A. U. seems based on ullegid shabby
treatment accorded Washington th
lctes in Baltimore. The Monumental
Cltv furnishes a lurse majority of the
officials for this section, and they are
Demand That Stagg
Coach Only Football
CHICAGO, Jan. 29. Lightening of trm
burden on the fchoulders of Coach A. A.
Stagg, of the riiiveralty of Chicago, la
advocated In an editorial In thi ui ver-
sity magazine, the Alumni Orsun. Tho
editorial says that Stagg should be
compelled to coach nothing but foot
ball. "The strain of making bricks without
straw every fall Is wearing upon him,
combined with the responsibility of t,lu
general management of nthlrtlrs
throughout the rest of th eai.' says
the editorial. "Are there not younger
men to whom the active coaching of the
track and baseball squadb can safely be
Bout for March.
CHICAGO, Jan. 29 Boxing fans
breathed a sigh of relief today over
the news that Packey McFarland and
Jack llrltton had at last been matched.
The two merr will meet early In M-irch
before the Garden Athletic Club, of New
York. The match was clinched In a
Noiig-dlstunce telephone conversation
between Binii Tiury. iicFarland'a
manager, and Hilly Gibson. Tho other
main attraction Is In the wealterwe fjht
class. Phil Crow will be pitted against
V T..nl rVltt-lnti nt 1 titt.t,l,lr.UI .
rt0th have agreed to make 138 pounds
728 Thirteenth Street
SO Years' Practice Treating
Stomach and IVervoua disease.
Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Consti
pation. Dizziness, Bad Tasle, Fullness
efter Eating, Wakefulness. Loss of
Flesh. Heart Trouble, Palpitation, Kld
:;v and Bladder Trouble, Stilcture. Sal-
Bktn Diseases. Lobs of Vitality, and
Social andPnvate Allm.mts cured
low loihi,11:,w" tiJ'V-t... Vr unix
nfomntlv ('CM" administered.
p consultation free, medicine furnished,
charceslow. Hours 9 80 to 1 and 2 to 6.
IS A BOOST.'
: said to have practically robbed Capi-
ai (.ny Doys or honors really won.
If this bo true, all Washington cluba
snouid join tho Memorial A. C. andJ
make the revolt worth while. The A.
A. U. must be "shown."
It's summer baseball.
It's summer baseball which is at the
bottom of the present A. A. XI. troubles.
Minor leagues must have players, and
few athletes can withstand the tempta
tion to make their expenses under the
sun and In the open air. This trouble has
long threatened to break out, but It
should be cleaned up now, once and for
all. What an excellent opportunity for
a broad gauge man "now!
Make him tell. ,
When Clark Griffith rises toinakc his
speech tonight before the members of
tho Cardinal a. C. In Alexandria, they
should all urlse and demand that he
tell that decr-slaylng (?) story. I have
heard him tell It beforo a select gather
ing of cronies, but I want to see If ho
has the courage to tell It to a large
Still a hitch.
A hitch still exists between the serv
ice schools as to the date for their an
nual football battle. The Navy wants
the game on the Saturday after Thanks
giving. The Army wants it a week
earlier. There they are. Another com
promise should be accepted, each team
having Its wishes respected every other
j car. That's the only fair way about
It. They certainly must meet on the
Warner Blames Scout
For Thorpe Imbroglio
CAnLlSLLC. Pa.. Jan: .-Glenn
Warner, coach nt the Indian school
hire, blames a disgruntled scout for the
Pittsburgh club for stirring up the
charges against Jim Thorpe. "It was
planned to get a lot of advertising."
says Warner, "and then sign Thorpe to
n contract." Warner is taking the ex
pose more to heart than the athlete is.
Thorpe declined to discuss It much, re
ferring all queries to" Warner.
WITH CLOSE FITTING TOPS'
WINTON 2if in. ADMAN 2 in.
15 cts., 2 for 25 eta.
firlt; Prabody & Co., Makers
ML h sMijisH
SYMPATHY IS PELT
London Papers Say Incident Is
Regrettable, But America. Is
Up in the, Air.
LONDON, Jan. 29. The Dally Citizen,
a laborite journal, today strongly sym
pathized with Jim Thorpe, the Indian"
hero of Stockholm, who confessed pro
fessionalism. Editorially the' newspaper
"The incident Is regrettable and the
Inconvenience wrought by It to others
is .considerable, but there 'is no reason
for the hysteria exhibited by America.
We would hesitate to dub Thorpe a
sham amateur, lie seems to be suffer
ing severely from unsophlstlcation and
"There is no doubt that the American
committee acted properly, but we wish
they had not started in on a noor
Denies Thorpe Story.
riTTSBlTlGH, Pa.. Jan. 23. Barney
Drefuss, president of the Pittsburgh
baseball club, denies that Jim Thome.
the Carlisle Indian, has signed with
$12.50 Suits, $ 6.25
is.no Suits. 7.S0
17.50 Suits, 8.75
20.00 Suits, 10.00
ALL O'COATS g OFE
THE BIEBER-KAUFMAN CO.
901-909 8th St. S. E.
Tie Man's Dept. Store. Down -by the Navy Yard
JO LAND REALM
Writes Charlie Murphy That He
Wants to Play Shorstop
for Evers' Cubs.
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CHICAGO, Jan. 2S.-John W. Corridea,1
the Detroit inflelder who figured in the
nig interleague trade that sent Frank
L. Chance to New Tork and Joe Tinker
to Cincinnati, has signed with th Cubs,
and, furthermore, he writes President
Murphy that ho expects to hold down a
regular berth, too. He says he wants
to play the shortfleld, and doesn't In
tend to try for third base? bellevins
Heinle Zimmerman immovable from
All the inflelders are now in line, save
Jimmy Archer. This crack backstop is
out with a demand for $10,000, and friends
of his say he will remain out of base
ball If Murphy fails to come to time
with tho coin.
Larry Cheney, now at his homo. In
Bartlesville. Okla., Insists that he will
not report unless he receives a-substan-tlal
raise. Jimmy Lavender and Lou
Richie, winning hurlers. are yet. to sign,
hut no fear la felt of their belnz hold-
TO THE "B-K CO."
1 DDirr OU1T
They are glad of the op
portunity presented to buy the
city famous "B-K" Suits at half
Every reduction a real one,
and each garment guaranteed as
fully as though regular price
was charged. Plain blues and
blacks are the only exception to
kto the half-price soiling.
can you be here,jr.Man
$22.50 Suits, $11.25
25.G0 Suits, 12.50
for at cost to us.
ST. LOUIS, Jan- .-"X-r SauC
rather Yale T. ,81oaon. whom the
Browaa purchased from the Bristol,
Tentu, club of tho Appalachian League. :
sent in his signed, contract to Colonel
R. Lee Hedges Saturday afternoon.
He la an outfielder.
i Tr-Y," who resides In Hadfsosrflle.
Tchn., when not employed .chaslngiales
In the outfield, had a remarkable seasoa
last year with the Bristol club.
" He participated In Ifi-gamesT belns at
bat 353 times, and "colliding with U
horsehide IIS successful tiaaes, wales
netted' him a tatting, average of JK.
He scored SO runs and stole IS bases.
Burins the S gases be bad 116 pot
outa to his credit. 3C assists and it
errors, which game him -a. Jpl fleMia
verage. & -
Scout C-.S. Kelchoer. professer a Cs
State College at Meyerstown. Pa,, Uj
up moan ior neagea uist saraswrwoin:
tourlmr'the leaane."Th''Br&WBS lsek
got an option on his and .mad the pw-r
cnase late last iau. ..:
Kelchner also tipped Hede off to &
Fred Graff and George Ma:se! Graff. -&
coming from the Richmond" ctab or the ' i
Virginia League and Maisel frear Bar- -j
risburg. Pa. -- n
C S- Barnard, vice presMeat o the - ,
Cleveland American Xeagae clut; ah,
had his eyes on Sloan, and mad thr".
Bristol club a fine offer for bis; services, ,
UUL Upon WlUUift- UUl lU4t. U OiWPT41B' .f
naa an opuon on mm ae wnaarew.. . , ,-,:
. He bats left-banded and throws wkk
his right. He la twenty-one years of'
nsfp. welehlnir 1TB Tjotraoa. aillid six
, In h.l,ht Ji Q
Chester Hoff Signs -
With Chance's Outfit,
NEW YORK Jan. 28.-Cbeter'He.
the young lefthanded pitcher, who as
returned to the Jfew York' American
by the Lawrence club last fall after a
successful career' in. tha 'New ingkurf
League, signed a contract yesterday tar
191X Hoff won sixteen, game and feet
six. with the Lawrence club Jat year
and let the Kew England' League pftea-
ers in winning percentage.
Store Closes JDally at-,6'-p.-m.
Saturdays at i-p. bu
Experience of the past hs6
shown the men that the values.
in our After Inventory Sale
are extraordinary. The choic
est Suitings and Overcoat
ings disclosed by Inventory
are to be dosed out to make
room for Spring goods. Both
medium and winter weight
fabrics in the lot. '
At "3" Special Prices
Trousers to Order
"Worsteds. Cheviots and Cassl
meres. In medium and light
weight; ends of bolts. O DC
$3.00 value ....T... waiOv
Full Dress Suits
To order! silt lined
and faced. $30 value...
Every garment Is made by our
own tailors, and Is guaranteed
Mertz & Mertz Co.
906 F Street .
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