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t 12 THE WASHINGTON TENIES. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1917. Z A Griffith Will Not Abolish His Training Plans-Roanoke Bowlers Here Today SRIFFMEN WILL HOT CENTRAL AND TECH STOP SPRING-WORK! MEET NEXT FRIDAY ven If War Is Declared, Old Fox Will Take Players to Augusta, Ga. ONES WILL SEEK FOSTER Championship May Be Decided by- Issue of Coming Battle. . PENN GETS CONN Take" All-Western Halfback to Examt for Entrance. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 3. "TutTy" Conn, All-Western halfback and ba'ck fleld star of the Oregon Assies, will take examinations next week for en trance to Pennsylvania University. He was a freshman at Oregon last September and plans 'entering1 Whar ton School here. Conn met the Quakers at Pasa dena on Nv Year Day, and became desirous of entering the Red and Dlue Institution. His best stunt last fall was to run 103 yards for a touch down against .Nebraska. He Is a WAR CLOUD SPOILS PLANS RORSEASON Brownies' Manager to Attend Meeting Hopeful of Land ing Infielder. By LOUIS A. DOUGHER. "Break In relations between-the United States and Germany, or even a declara tion of war between the two countries, will have no deterrent effect upon my training plans for this spring," an nounced Manager Griffith today, when Informed that the Government .contem plated openly breaking with Germany, and that Charlie Weeghman might abol ish his long Jaunt to California on that account. "War cannot Injure baseball much more than it has been injured during the past two years," continued the Old Fox. "The players themselves have done their worst and some few are determined to go through with their movement to kill their own game. "But neither the players nor foreign conditions can kill the game, and my club will be ordered to Augusta Just as If the skies were serene." Will Seek Foster. Fielder Jones, hiking all the way from Portland, Oregon, will attend the coming schedule meeting of the major leagues and endeavor to wean away from the Grlffmen one Eddie Foster, second eandhird baseman. Jones is riding for a fall. If Jones fails to obtain Foster be will seek Fritz Malsel, the little tn fielder of the Yankees. What has Jones to offer for Foster or Malsel, both comparatively youn players? 'Nothing but Eddie Plank, a cracking good southpaw pitcher for a game a week during the warm 'weather, even if he is a grandfather and a former member of the Chris topher Columbus Union of Discover ers. The Situation Here. Just why Manager Griffith will think twice before making such a trade is plain to be seen. It Is by no means certain that Jack Leonard wil be a fixture at third base. If he fails, Foster will go over to third and Ray Morgan sent In to play second base, though he will not be as valuable there as Foster. Parting with Foster for an aged and creaking pitcher, without obtain ing with him an Infielder of some sort, would be rank folly for the Old Fox. , N rratt Blight Help. If Jones would consent to a trads Involving Derrill Pratt, something might eventuate. Pratt might proe of great assistance to the Grlffmen, even If they had to lose Foster to get film. He Is a better hitter, fielder and runner, according to local opin ion after looking at the averages. However, Foster may come back with a rush next season. In that case, there would be but little difference between the two players. Foster's contract ends next October and the chances are that he will do every thing In his power next summer to render himself worthy of an equally high salary for 1918. Falling to land Foster, Jones will endeavor to land "Maisel, although Donovan is said to be willing to try out Fritz a a second baseman. Dang ling Plank before the eyes of mana gers, however, will hardly eaten them. Will Play Orioles. The Grlffmen's second squad, al most the equal in strength of the regulars, will meet Jack Dunn's Ori oles at Wilmington, N. C in two games on March 23 and 24 Altrock's Almost will then be under way to Washington from Augusta, Ga. Dunn's International leaguers will spend 16 days at Wilmington, arriv ing March 20 and leaving April 6. A grass diamond has been laid out and conditions should be excellent for spring training. The team will then have but three -days of practice be fore tackling the Gritfmen, but they hope for the best. The first team to start for camp this spring will be the Portland team of the Coast league, which departs February 12 for Honolulu. This c.uli will have the longest trip of any club, spending about ten days on tne ocean. Play Many Games. r'GALLAUDETTOPLAY G.W.U.FLOORTEAM Kendall Greeners Entertain Hatchetjtes in Only Local Game. Central and Tech, rated as the strongest of the high school quints, now battling for the title In 'he newly formed league, are expected drop kicker of great skill and a atel- to furnish the thrills next Friday at lar track performed the Y. M. C. A. when these teams get together. Judging from yester day's performances when both went over the high score point for the season the game will be produc tive of some of the best basketball seen this season. Tech got In some clever work against Western. The Manual Train era hung up a 35 to 1G victory over the Red and White, winning all the way, and preventing Western from scoring more than 4 points In -he second half. Makes Shift In Team. Technical made a shift in the team at the last moment which appeared to give it strength. Tabb and Catlln were played In forward, and Biggs, a husky six-footer was moved Into cen ter. Pfeiffer and Schneider played the guards. Western was never dangerous, and fell far below the standard set tn the recent Business game. Tabb proved to be quite a team in, himself, scoring seven baskets from the floor. The Westerners lost chances to in crease their total by failing to shoot more than four baskets out of seven teen tnlals on free tosses. Central In Form. Central appeared to be in forftn In the nightcap. Eastern played con sistently well, but Central's passing earned a 30 to 20 victory. The ML Pleasant playefs hung up the season's mark set by Tech in the opening engagement. Central has played better basketball In every I Major Leaguers May Cut Out Training Trips If U. S. Gets Into Trouble.' With Georgetown In northern com petition In Cambridge playing Bos ton College and Catholic University players resting and studying for mid year examinations, Gallaudet and George Washington are holding the center of Interest tonight. The Hatchetites are playing a re turn name in the Kendall Green gymnasium. Just before Christmas George Washington handed the Gal laudet team a 31 to 21 defeat. Since then the Kendall Green team baa shown strength in several battles and can be counted upon to put the Hatchetites to the test tonight. lias New Center Man. George Washington appeared to be Blackened up fast week in playing the 'Davls-Elklns team, -of West Virginia. The- Hatchetites were lucky to get away with the game, and chiefly be cause of the technical fouls com mitted by the visitors. Since last week the George Wash- engagement and the coming Tech-lington players have worked In Har Central battle set for next Friday I moo, a new center, man, who has all should be a whirlwind affair. Ross'ne ""y "T " ,.,.,. , . . 'team stronger. Harmon had .workeal White played at center -yesterday . out but twIce UJ lo ,ut Saturday. and the team went along at a fast and was In no condition to play. His I clip. ' work was about the best on the floor,' Mike Martin, mayor of Cherrydale, For some unexplained reason Cen- however, and he has gotten in shape! Va., is learning a song to sing ut tral let down after a ten point lead for tonight's battle. Clarendon Monday night, was obtained on Eastern, otherwise, . -., I CHICAGO, Feb. 3. The war cloud hovering over the United States may have a dire eifect upon baseball this season and Charlie Weeghman, the Cub magnate, congratulates those players already signed for 1917. Had the magnates forseen Inter national troubles facing the coun try," says Weeghman, "big cuts might have been made in contracts already signed this winter. Unless the skies clear, baseball Is In for a bad year. "I have planned to take my team to Callfronla. but If war Is. declared, or diplomatic relations between the United States and ume other coun try ae severed, I am going to pull in my horns. I am keeping my ear pretty close to the ground." The Cubs training trip will cost $14,000. Comlskey Is expected to pay about $10,000 for the White Sox trip. Baseball will not be suspended, ac cording to iVeeghman., under any consideration, but expenses will be pared to the bone. BALLANTYNE LOSES Washington Man Put Out of Pine hurst Event. -PINEHURST, N. C, Feb. 3. R. B. Ballantyne, of the Columbia Country Club, was put out of the St. Valen tine's golf tourney here yesterday. He lost a match In the tenth section to Commodore J. T Newton, of Brook lyn, 4 and 3. Norma! Maxwell. Philadelphia, de feated Henry W. Seggermann, Engle wood, 7 up and 6 to play, and E. O. BealL Unlontown, defeated Lee W. Maxwell, New York, 1 up In twenty holes. In the semifinals of the first flight. SCHLOSSER ACTIVE Former Q. W. U. Coach and Player Officiates In League., Frank Schlosser, former star bas ketball player here and a't one time coach of the George Washington bas ketball team, is actively engaged In officiating In San Antonio, Tex. "Schlltx," -aa he Is known to many basketball fans In this, city. Is a first lieutenant In the D. C,N. C sta tioned at San Antonio. ' j It is difficult to keep out 6f the game, and Schlosser has fefereed In all the games played by a basketball league in San Antonio, where the game1 is comparatively new. Schlosser nas earned praise for his work- In connection with the game Ira, San An- SUB-CARRIERS LEAD POSTOFFICE TEAMS Gerardi Has Best Individual Average of Large Bowling Organization. INTERCITY MATCH BEING CONTESTED Royals Rolling Roanoke Duck , pin Team this Afternoon. Meet-Casinos Tonight." BOB THAYER'S Sporting Gossip new figues might have been set. Individuals Do Well. Central's teamwork stood out In Gallaudet has been out of competi tion for about ten days, but Coach It,,, has k,,n miftliD- til, , ar0-t contrast to the straggly efforts of the 'throUKh ,om. ffrueIlng. prctlceil ln other teams, yesterday. Only when the ball had been worked up to the basket did Central display weakness. Several baskets were missed after the ball had been carried up to. within scoring distance, Thomas, of Eastern; Cummings, of the same school; Daly and Solomon, of Central; Chamberlaine and John stone, of Western, and Tabb and Schneider, of Tech, were the stars of yesterday's battles. Standing- of Te'ama. Central gets within striking dis tance, of the top by vlrture of yes terday's win. The ML Pleasant lads are expecting to either win the league or tie up with Tech at the conclusion of the series. The standing of the league follows: Won. LosL PcL Tech 4 4 .800 Business 3 2 .600 Central 3 2 .600 Western 2 4 .333 Eastern 1 4 .200 WINNERS MAY MEET Baltimore Tennis Organizations Plan Playing Here. Baltimore tennis followers want their winner to meet a Washington team at the close of the season next summer. Details , of the proposed matches are expected to come from Baltimore at any time. The Asso ciated Tennis Club, of Baltimore, com posed of nine organizations, may have two leagues. Winners of the leagues may play for the Baltimore title, and the win ner is scheduled to meet a Washing ton Tennis Association team or a Suburban Tennis League winner. Present plans for the proposed meeting will be brought out at a meeting to be held in Baltimore Feb ruary 24. The charter members of preparation for tonight's contest. The probable starting line-ups are: Gallaudet Schowe, left forward; R. Wenger, right forward; A. Wenger, center; Claud, left guard, and Will man, right guard. George Washing ton Almon, left forward; Glacomo, fight forward; Harmon, center; Hlllis, left guard, and Uroesbeck, right guard. The game is scheduled to start at 8:15 p. m. James Colllflower and Bry an Morse are to handle the game. This afternoon at Epiphany gymna sium the Gallaudet girls' team and that from George Washington are scheduled to meeL Royals, of the District League, and the Palace team, of Roanoke, Vir ginia, are rolling the opening block of a ten-game series at the Royal this afternoon. , Tonight the visitors take on the Casinos, of the National Capital League, in the final games of a match begun In the Virginia town several ireks ago when the home team won by a decisive' mar gin. When the Royals and Roanokes took the alleys this afternoon two of the strongest auekpin combina tions in the South Atlantic Section opposed. The Palace team comes here with a- formidable reputation. Captain Halley, of the Royals, gave It aa his opinion today before the match that his team feould nave to roll up to a high standard , in. order to win. Following this utternoon's rolling the Virginians will be entertained at dinner by the Royals and after to night's match 'theywill be the guests of the Casinos at a banquet. A date for the final games with the Royals is likely to be settled on today. It la probable that the Roanoke end of the match will be contested shortly aa the Royals have an af fair with Lossbergs all-stars, of Bal timore, under arrangement. MEETS BOSTON COLLEGE Substitute Carriers are leading the sixteen teams of the Postofflce Duck pin League with a fairly comfortable margin over all rivals. Gerardi, f the Substitute Carriers, has the best average of the organiza tion ol 103, with Ellis, of Station F, and Anderson; of Equipment, tide for second place with 101 and fractions. Tho fgures: - POSTOFFICE CLUB BOWLINO LEAQU. Teams. a. St. Spl H.C.H.8. Ave. Sab. Carriers II K M is LS41 Ct-il Rwy. Mall Service.. 41 S Mi Ml 1.534 17S- Delivery .-...... UMUB 1.H0 S9-24 Sltht Force 41 H XX 134 -LOS 174-ZS station n 1 M JU3 MS I.5CS. IJI-1 -osuu oavinxs.., Carriers. 1C O... Station F Supplies Equipment lu -masters...... independents., HeilMlry.... 51 il 215 MS 1.493 4S1-1S supervisory .1. a UH m 440-u INDIVIDUAL AVERAOES. SUBSTITUTE CARRIERS. a. T.P.SL Sp.lLO.H.8. Ave. Whallay. 1 m 1 la) 221 uo-1 Gerardi il tu B c m ki lus-i Thorpe 11 -.Ml I IS 13 333 94-17 Bryant ,n 1 UIU --b Cttsaidy .42 J.J7J I a tu tn M--29 Mcvtulan 44 ,0S4 it ill Ka 11-J4 Han a Ives I in K-a RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE. Irkle....'. IS L471 t 20 125 320 ts-S W. Bples it unji 6 H IU ;-u TaonU U MM 7 U 121 S3 S-2 TIL HUSTON FEARS WAR'S DIRE EFFECT Backbone of Strike Is Broken and Only Worry How For-. eign Outlook. a So rn tn i,j ta-ji u sj w a urn m-a M 44 103 US LIS 471-47 U il W IK 1.44 o-a tl &0 Zkt COT LCI 44-11 . il H ; ill 1.431 CI-3) Br JOB VILA. NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The back bone of the players' strike has bean broken and there Is nothing to fsar," said CapL T. L. Huston, of the Yan kees, today. "I am more concerned as to what will hapen in baseball. If we have trouble with Germany. Maybe there will be such a falling off tn patronage that the major league club owners will be compelled to cut ex penses to fbe bone. "Perhaps It would be advisable to limit the number of players on each team to sixteen, Instead of twenty-five. I am told .that during the war with Spain big league clubs lost much money because interest in the sport lagged and that many minor leagues were put out of business. war with Germany, ln my opinion. il 1 si tn l; M4-1S would hurt the national came Imxaeas- pu station F. uisM utu c-n url,bly and the players, of course. ?u.'- ? 5 M 3CCl.f S.. course.. would be the. chief sufferers. Strike U For Money. "As I have maintained all' along, the players' so-called strike' is for money, not for the purpose of adjusting al leged grievances of the bush leaguers. "As soon aa a player makes terms with his employer, he manifests lit tle or no interest in the union. He may ask permission to sign his con tract later on, after it is apparent to him that the strike cannot succeed. If a player has signed a pledge to hnM ntit with flift nthera. It Is nit. itu;:::::::::5 S 5 IS 3 Jt"!""1 tht. ' ?" ?!? uia urgauiMiuuu. u uicin is rm out of auch & predic&mcnt. He c&n G. W. WILL SWIM . Will Hachetltes Form Team and Atk Official-Sanction. ' George Washington University is to have a swimming team. Twelvn stiidents already have signified their desire of entering in competition for positions on the team. The Student Council, has given Its indorsement to the movement and sanction by the faculty committee on student activi ties has been requested. It Is ex pected that this sanction will be granted in the near future. The only drawback to the organi zation of a swimming team this year Is the probable expense of main te nance. It Is believed, however, that such a team could be made virtually lelf-supportlng. Howard Stewart, of this .city, a South Atlantic Athletic Association champion swimmer, has been select ed to coach the team. Mr. Stewart Is hopeful of getting permission to use the swimming pooi at the New Cen tral High School. R. Bartle Miller, manager of last year's team, is enthusiastic over the movement to revive aquatic ports at the university. Last year's team was organized so late In the year that its One preliminary boxer died in a ring at Albany, N. T Just when extortion charges against Chairman Wenck, of the boxing commission, were being heard, and so at once Governor Whitman seeks to abolish boxing In the State. If Wenck 'is found guilty as he has yet to be--why not discharge Wenck, appoint "a chairman who -will conduct the gatie properly and then go along? Wenck Is Governor Whitman's own appointee and possibly there is a delicacy about letting him out. Meanwhile, many good promoters and boxers are about to suffer for the sins 'of the few Les Darfcy, burlesque actor and one-time boxer of Australia, plans to re enter the ring March S. the Baltimore organization are Mt. Washington Club. Baltimore Pnnnlrv ! life was of but short duration. Club, Maryland Country Club, Stoney I Candidates for this year's team are . ... . , j. ... Run Country Club. Interpark Tennis Jack Zerbe. J. Lenovltz. Ellason, aooui ia games iu oe piaycu oy .,.. .,i a.i,i..i- r.i..u r.nnnr. K-I,,n-. n win- til-.. vr-. the White Sox before the 191 cam paign opens. Comlskey believes in making his athletes earn their al salaried. The White Sox will begin training about March 10 at Mineral Well-. Tex., and will be divided Into two equal squads a week later. The first team will play at Fort Wortii en St Patrick's Day, while the xecond one will be at Dallas. Games will be playe& In Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas. Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota before the bell rings. Contrary to original plans, the Chi cago pitchers will not report March 1, but will begin work with the reg ulars. Clarence Rowland believes that and the Maryland Swfmmlng Club. I Paul estal, Hernmn LeVey, T C. The officers are: President, Robert I Thompson, Henry Ravenel, H. Ward, P. Ashley: vice president. Frederick I and 11. B. Miller. Bob Folwell's vindication Is the best thing that could have happen ed to Pennsylvania. - The Quakers have cone long enough without e real man at the head of their foot ball activities. Indeed, they have gone so long that they failed to rec ognize a real one when they got him. Folwell's "crimes" could not have been so atrocious when he was whitewashed within two days after being condemned. From this dis tance It appears as if his behead ing "leaked" too soon, thus defeat ing ltnelf. This Is the season for "leaks." you know, and Penn seems to have a little one all to itself. Killing the goose that laid the golden egg Is applicable to thoae New York boxing promoters. C. Colston, and Alfred Hatch. secretary-treasurer. MAY KEEP BOXING Legitimate Clubs Allowed to Stage Contests in New York. NEW YORK. Feb. 1 Boxing fans were somewhat surprised today to learn through an Interview from Governor Whitman his belief that a bill to repeal the t-rawlev bnxfnr lftur In tM.. u,.. A g.rn!o L'ooTXe" a"OW them "i"1 - -f -'" Governor Whitman declared bouts be- May Change Ball. fore members of clubs could not be pre- If any change ln the rules is to be 'vented, although he admlt.ed that If the made to bring about more hitting, "clubs" and their members became too the magnates will do no more than I numerous police lavts would be used to to adopt new regulations regarding i control them. He asserted amateur the liveliness of the official ball. NEEDS TWO MORE Those amateur baseball enthus iasts promoting the new organiza tion to help handle the sandlot gamo here next summer should be given credit for getting on the Job early. Several meetings already have been rjeld and nuch has been acconw pllshed. If amateur baseball is to thrive in the National Capital It needs all the support possible. Lat year was one of the poorest in the history of the game here and this is one of the reasons which have prompted the boosters to start their campaign early. If it were we rowing we would say make the regulation dixlunre thre. miles instead of four. Georgetown Plays in Cambridge To night. Closing Trip North. Georgetown closes Its Northern trip tonight Ih Cambridge, Mass., meeting the Boston College five. . Little Is known of the strength of the home team. The game was scheduled after canceling the ML SL Joseph's con test, slated for Philadelphia, when it became known that the Quaker team wanted professional rules applied to the contest r The Hilltoppers went down to their third defeat yesterday In New York. Playing the strong Crescent Athletic Club team, composed of former stars, Georgetown took a -11 to 32 beating. Nicholas, the St John's College player, recently barred from competi tion for playing with the Crescent Athletic Club, took the floor under the name of Heath last night and caged eight baskets for his team. Freddy Fees shot seven baskets for Georgetown, while McNulty got three The Crescent players were a bit too fast for the Georgetown team., Catholic University has completed its football schedule, with the excep tion of two dates. The Brooklanders are negotiating with the Springfield Y. M. C A. Training School for the date of October 13. Catholic University will have no contest on November 24, and the re mainder of the schedule, all games being played here unless otherwise specified. Is as follows: September 29, Western Maryland, at Westminster. October 6. Navy, at Annapolis; 1.1, Springfield Y. M. C. A. (probable): 20, Villanova; 27, Roanoke College. November 3, George Washington; 10, Carlisle Indians; IT. Muhlenberg, at Allentown; 30, Dickinson, at Dick inson (pending). Gaum, Furester.... Miller Walte Rou KIUO. Faltnful.... Ollluun....: Beane il 4.531 U HI U III .... t WJ 1 t i JJi ... is i; i a is tn ,.. u ma i i iu3 ra si 1W lot xa K K7 11 if M 4 W 1SV K-S Jl-1 11-1 M IS- 17 1-1 0 DETJVERT. Sherwood 41 4,131 U M TalBert ti 4.177 Kerr. a J.1H Klemroth. .... t at E. Opies 44 4.3UO Gregory X 1.1 U Bii n J.O C. Penslnxton.. tu II 7 41 1 Barrett H. Pennlnston Schnopp.. ...... Grbues , Knee Bray..... Hamacber 41 4.11S Poaton 44 4.S7 Weber. in 4.714 Goo. L4lmbkch. 21 2.1(1 Weeden 41 4,001 Crawford II 1.1(1 S. Asbford IS 1,174 Arolier. HI SI 110 IN IX no ite 34 U 44 121 231 1 40 117 Mo 10 20 124 Xd 1 109 r NIGHT TORCB. . il 4,K7 M 125 221 . 41 4.122 12 U 121 222 . SL ijrt 111 C 10 M 4.7&1 7 44 111 lit . 41 4.4JJ I il 112 HI . IS 2 111 ki STATION B. 10 to 13 113 it ti hi m 11 IS 1M 7 44 121 107 I 27 1U 217 4 11 104 213 1 'II 112 Si .... IS 1.XCS POSTAL sayings: 17-1! t-W M-I 11-22 12-21 12 B-t JJ-10 B-: 12-11 l.-ll 11-4 Mattbon..., Into. ........ Krr.v Pearson Rollins Lyon Parktr. 1.B1 1 SO 142 111 23S 1 S 104 295 4.842 11 17 021 233 4.12S II S4 121 SIS X.S73 I 40 121 Navy closes Its basketball schedule today by playing the West Virginia Wealeyan team. The Navy has won all its games to date, and It Is rea sonable to expect another win today. In view of the fact that the Middles have recovered from their recent slump. COMPLETES SCHEDULE .. 41 4.2TS 18 12 171 tO . 14 1.111 I I IK 31 CARRIERS. 1IA1N OFFICE. Baker 43 4.471 I 71 IS? 227 Bridwell 42 4.000 11 SS 124 121 Lelmbach 21 1712 J H 13 JO Blahop I 747 1 11 113 220 Fredericks 40 1.707 1 41 id 112 Schrelner. 12 2J2S 1 117 104 Splker 13 1.22S 0 11 10 29S "STATION V. Ellla 4$ 4.K7 10 II 110 131 Troiaeter 21 27! I SI 121 121 Main 20 19GI 2 29 121 111 McCoy 14 S.M7 43 123 III Uoni II 1,110 t 17 127 210 Pnirrares 21 2.771 1 24 111 201 Tiffany II 171 2 1 J17 2S SUPPLIES. Fenton 27 2.117 4 29 lit 1U Stoulll 42 1.I7S 10 SI 111 '211 Landlck 41 4,024 10 S 120 112 Harln H IS H 17 II a! Scrlbner It 1.219 I 3 IU SI McAllister 27 1 221 1 22 111 202 Nichols 12 1.007 1 12 103 211 EQUIPMENT. Anderson 33 2.531 10 44 Prender t 572. 1 10 Tyrrell 41 4.527 9 CO .nocking iw in 120 227 lm 203 111 211 in 201 121 223 110 XS7 VO 291 101 271 Then Brownies Will Be Ready to Start 1917 Campaign. "I have fifteen players tinder con trart with five more ready to sign. and as soon as I succeed in llningi . ... ,. , , . up a certain outfielder and acertaln I Bwe are getting hep u. the fact infielder we'll be ready to go to batjtha' competition among nvala Is one and battle for the pennant." says i thing that will create more interest Hrancn KicKey, Dusiness manager of Uhan anythlng else In the sporL Take, the Browns. I ....... There Is no secret as to the play- The Federal League sluggers could bounce their ball right out of the In field. Even sluggers (?) like Frank Laporte and Herman Scbaeffer were were making home runs in the inde pendent circuit It is not Intended that the new ball should be as lively as the Federal league sphere, but there may be a compromise between that one and the hall now used In the big leagues. Putting more "life," which li rub ber, into the official ball will Increase She batting, even If third basemen do have to wear masks and shin pro- i bouU would not be affected. It had been the general belief that the repeal of the law would put an nd to bouts of any class. No promoter could be brought to see today, however, that he would be able to stage a bout that would bring In many dollars without invoking the'laws of the State. McCOURT 18 CHAMPION. ' New York. Feb. 3. Charles A. Mc Court, of Pittsburgh, today Is the new three-cushion billiard champion. He defeated George Moore In a match lasting three nights. The final score was ISO to 121, " ers referred to. The Infielder Is John ny Lavan and the outfielder Is Ar manda Marsans. Neither I a mem ber of the Players' Fraternity.- so the so-called strike cannot hold up the signing of these players. Lavan Is holding out fo- more money and Is likely to get It. Mar ians U spending the winter In Cuba, and the time to get a contract back from the Island has not elasped since bis contract was put In the malls. Dave Deveport Is not a member of the union, ami rumor has (t that Wetlman and Koob have signed con tracts, so Fielder Jones has nothing to worry about. The St. I.ouls holdover contracts were held by Sister, Pratt. Johnson and Austin of the Infield. Catcher Sovereld and 'Outfielder Shotton. Seven players have signed new con tracts for '1817. for example, the nnitcli oetween Vaeth-Mayhew and Chapin-Howser. Vaeth and Majhew were il'-claiml he winners after the moit notable oxhl bltlon of duckplnning ever seen In the city In such matches. thi were set upon uith challenge Hft-r tlialltnge by pairs ot expert rolltirf. Tliey ac cepted the ill st one. from Schmll: and Wolstenholme, of he -.'ailmvil Capital alleys, and should they win this, which will be hi-hl some time' In the near future, theywlll take on others. Should Schmidt .ml Wolstcn holme prove victorious. It Is planned for them, to seek opponents. Thus, each succeeding match will attract ad dltlonal Interest as thr rom Catholic University Manager An nounced Remaining Dstet. Manager Walter Norris, of Catholic University, has straightened out his schedule for the remainder of the season. The Brooklanders will play five more games before turning in their uniforms. Four of the five contests are with visiting teams, George Washington providing the wind-up On February IB. Other games on the schedule are: , February 7, West Virginia Wesley in: February 10, Randolph-Macon; February 18, North Carolina Aggies; February 17, Trinity, of North Caro lina. Catholic University was slated to meet Bucknell University tonight, but the game was called off on ac count of the mid-year examinations. The G. W. U. game was set for Feb tuary 19 on account of a conflict with the annuul Junior Prom at C. U. CROWELL IS DROPPED. EASTON. Pa., Feb. 3. The board of trustees of Lafayette College, upon the recommendations of the athletic committee, has declined to tenevr the contract of Wllmer C. Crow ell as di rector of athletics. He alio i-oached the football team. McCaleb 31 4.70 IS 37 Cath 11 2.754 I. a TuHls SO 2.K9 I 25 Yost 2J 2.259 2 22 POSTMASTERS. Ruppcrt t 594 4 I lit. 21S Duvall 41' 4.491 IS 40 117 Ml Sherwood 41 1.795 t SO 121 304 Day 17 1.112 54 121 US Collier II 4.012 12 44 119 110 Bock 2!) 1.141 S 40 11$ 9 Rohlnion 21 1.121 S 12 lit 297 Chance 7 SW 1 2 109 2S0 LNDEPENDENTS. Eldsneu I MS 2 10 117 24J7 Van Sant 12 4 OH 12 SS 121 230 Klnrer . IS 1.551 11 51 US K3 Wainey IS 1.407 2 21 111 29t Gomell 43 4.254 1 51 HI 294 Kasktll 15 4.1.-S 17 42 120 210 Rrlckenbach.... 27 2.417 4 21 104 -291 Maco S 421 I 4 107 259 Kins 5 402 .. I 17 219 OLD STATION F. Avcrv 511 4.852 15 72 125 2-1 Wolfe 15 I 171 I 41 US 221 John Donovan.. 43 I. ISO 7 SO 115 214 Wslker 27 J.3S1 12 34 111 2C6 Tulli S 1.234 1 19 lit 3U Mnier 42 1.722 2 45 112 SS Van Doren. ..v. I "- 1 S ti 230 Trueman 4 229 1 IS 211 MAILING. Warren 17 1.235 Brown 23 2.023 Becker IS 1.112 rotter..... 27 2,251 Ryan I 727 Black 10 902 Mack 12 1.074 Koreri send his resignation to the union,. Just as Enright, of our team, has done and In that way he Is able to free himself from the anions fetters. Expects ReslsBatlen. "It will not surprise me If many major league players who are anxious ' to sign contracts and receive advance money, resign from the nnlon ln the near, future. If they are not members when they sign contracts, how can ther be excelled? Furthermore!, sen- slble players who can go South on ii,. the first of March at the expense of Jlj the club owners, axe eager to take rs-ii advantage of this privilege, which 9i-:i enables them to save board and lodg ? lng. i "As far as the Yankees are coneem- ed. there are Just two men who are 97-14 out in the cold and will be needed. 94-11 One thousand dollars would Induce either of them to sign his contract tomorrow, regardless of his affilia tion with the unlon Regard It JLm Fallsur. "We have bad so little trouble in 9t-a getting our regulars Into line that we regard the strike as a total fail ure. There la no reason why other clubs in the big leagues should not engage their men with equal facility. "But In ease the National League, aa a whole, should experience enough trouble to cripple some of Its teams. I Believe the American League should go to its assistance. The majors are in the same boat, co-partners ln pro moting, baseball, and they must stand shoulder to shoulder ln this fight for principle. "If the union should come out on top. ft would be a case of 'good bye baseball.' for the public no longer would regard the national pastime with a feeling of confidence. But the union is doomed and when the sevoi opens the fans will enjoy real base ball unless, as I said before, we have a rumpus with the Kaiser." Miners Seek Places.'' Over at Ebbeta Field the .Brooklyn club, which is up against an organ ized bold-out, has received more than thirty letters from prominent raino, league players asking for positions. These applications will be placed on file to be used in case of emergency. Every other National League club. It's said has received similar letters from players In the small circuits from Class AA down to the bottom. The American League clubs also have heard from many applicants who are. ready to play the roll of strike breakers. In numerous in s:ances the applicants are former big league men who are eager to reappear in fast company. ' Are Not la Sympathy. This state of affairs would seem to in dicate that the minor league players, in whose behalf the union leaguers say the strike has been called, are not In sympathy with their big league broth ers and are ready to Jump Into their shoes. Major league managers and scouts, as stated recently have picked out more than fifty desirable minor leaguers al ready and will Increase the number If such "a move Is necessary. In short, there will be plenty of play ers with whom to equip the major league If some strikers do not come to their senses. 98-1 97-S 95-4 ll-2f 91-7 t-l 9-2i 94-11 94-tf 92-1 92-27 91-11 a 101-19 97-1 1 95-t 92-25 92-12 19-11 SS-J 94-3 91-20 92-23 90-20 90-9 S9-21 M-ll iot-a 95-S 94-15 91-7 92-27 IS-- t-29 St-22 99-2 92-20 92-22 92-11 11-t 90-lt 84-15 H 101-2 94-40 94-44 92-12 92-11 91-40 0-14 17-3 10-2 97-2 92-J1 92 20 91-11 ra-i S8-24 13-1 12 10 2.S21 2 2 9 711 Orav Callahan .. Bums Mayer , Gornett Miller Dement Gertman Flynn 20 I.7IS Bom .. II 2.925 Robbln II va Dean t 503 II S3 112 304 2 43 lit 213 2 40 121 307 S II 14 210 .. It 103 302 1 111 51 1 11 SS 271 11 22 112 2PS ... S 91 2M ICO 273 REGISTRY. 21 3.101 11 27 13 319 20 2,12 9 29 125 I'S. 3.2IS 11 31 125 22S I 23 113 291 1 24 122 291 2 II 122 222 5 tO 101 2S3 3 13 105 2S 5 95 274 I t 94 233 , 31 31 2.-10 23 2.955 9 S04 SUPERVISORY Wahler . 11 D. Broun 12 Schooler, .r.. .. 33 Heacock 19 !aundra 35 Haycock 12 Buralev a) otterbark 1.722 I 2) lit 210 1.1C7 I 9 HI 281 2.994 t 29 110 -M 3.50 11 32 lit 299 1.022 t 22 100 217 2 II 104 272 2 17 9S 271 I 21 III 251 1 12 101 271 7 21 101 274 1 2 94 241 1 .. 94 251 2 3 95 272 1.031 1.722 30 2.545 Jos Donovan... 15 1.2S1 Tesler 22 2.47 uoetz-tnger t 502 Conner 3 251 Cole t 496 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS. Htsh tram same Statkm. n. SW. Hlth tram set Subjtltute Carriers. 1.541. High Individual fame Ga-klll, Railway Mall Service. IK. Hlrh Inllrldual set Gerardi. Suhatlttit i-arrier". mz. 92-21 91-20 91-17 90-21 90-7 90-3 -91 M-21 912 17-1 94-20 91-11 92-34 90-20 89 13 19-3 17-5 SI-2 83-10 SJ-S M-S 92-3 90-lt 90-10 8K-12 M-l SS-3 IS. IS SS-I 13-31' S3-4 12-2 12-4 CUBS WANT WINGO. CHICAGO. Feb. 3. The big deal lit .nil.. tli rih In Ynrtel tn hrliiGr raci. au i "-' .- - - - , - - . v.iucr-, . . Ivy Wlngo, the Reds' star backstop. Grrate-t numbr of strike Gerardi. Sub petition I. ... v.Hh sjlrt hll rlnh. Mnn-r-r atltnte Carriers. 21. narrows do.wn to the veriest to-M,tcne ,, her( worja-yr ea U 1-LSU"' carriers' "k. "' ,:,r'J-0'rar'11- Sub Botchtra, tails of the deaJ- U a- W Wsber. Station B, 94. UNDERWRITES RUTGERS. NEW BRUNSWICK. Feb. 3. The Rutgers football season of 1017 hat. been underwritten by Leonor P. Loree. president of the Delaware and Hudson railroad, and John W. Mettler, president of the Interwoven Husiery Company, for $6,000. Hits' is some what less than the estimated receipts for the season. There will be no inrrcass in th.i budget for 1017 over that of the pre vious season. In p&tt years It has been Impossible to raise such a num. by gate receipts, as the Rutgers stands were inadequate, but the grandstands have been greatly increased. VEACH CAPITULATES. DETROIT. Feb. 3. Bobby Veach, the Tigers' left fielder. Is believed to have seen the light and to have, ex pressed his willingness to sign a 1017 contract He turned back unsigned the contract tendered him. demanding a raise in salary. President Navln declined to grant his demands. He Is now expected to get into line within a few days. YOAKUM IN A DRAW. NEW YORK. Feb. 3. Stanley Yoakum, of Denver, and Patsy Cllne, of New York, fought ten rounds t a draw I .4fr--rf,--'-- ' 4. i. Mi ' 4.2SaZa&. , K 1 'J&fa.i !?" TS" .