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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY; MAUCH 1? 1917.
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ATHLETES TO OPEN
WORK TOMORROW
Many Thrills Promised
In G. W. U. Indoor Meet
MORAN SAYS LITTLE
OFC.U.BALLTEAM
BOB THAYER'S GOSSIP
ON SPORTING MATTERS
SHERWOOD MAGEE
GETS SALARY CHI
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Griff men Arrive at Augusta Training Camp and Will Begin Work Tomorrow
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Pitchers Arrive at Augusta and
Ace Surprised to Have
Afternoon Off.
VETERANSWELCOME CHANGE
Mike Martin Will See That No
body Overworks and That
All Are in Shape.
Br LOUIS A. JJOUGHER.
AUGUSTA. Gju, March L The Initial
workout of the Washington pitchers Is
booked for tomorrow morning. Mike
Martin, the alert trainer of the athletes,
has been filled up with orders by Man
ager Gritnith and he is In shape to reel
them out until the Old Fox arrives.
Neither Bert Gallia nor George Du
mont had arrived when the first
squad of the Griffmen came to town,
but both are expected before night
fall. The squad under John Henry
sot here about an hour late, and found
a cool breeze blowing, but no rain In
sight. Mike Martin and Nick Altrock
met the boys and- escorted them to
their hotel. The afternoon was spent
in sightseeing-.
Two training sessions daily are on the
program for the pitchers during the
next week here. .The first one-will begin
about 10 o'clock In the morning. The
second will begin about 1:30 In the aft
ernoon. This allows plenty of leisure
for the boys.
Until the batsmen arrive the pitchers
will do little but warm up. Three-catcher
are here, John Henry. Eddie Ain
smlth. and Ed Gharrlty. They are well
able to give each pitcher Individual at
tention. "Will Strengthen Arms.
"I want the boys to strengthen their
arms, that's all." said Mike Martin to
day. "For a couple of days they will
be toting lame whips, but that Is to be
expected. As soon as the first soreness
wears off, they will be all right till the
end of the season.
"Every pitcher win be watched so that
be will not pick up any poor styles of
delivery. Nobody will be allowed to
overwork. Overwork la the worst thing
that can happen to a pitcher at this
time' of the year.
"Most of the boys seem to be In good
condition and, from my point of view,
that assists me. There won't be so
mucn ruboing for them. Any over
weight wil have to run it off. This ap-
Nplles "especially to Jim Shaw, who needs
a lot of work to get Into shape.
Pleased With Camp.
The players arriving here today are
much pleased with the training camp.
Those who ho,ve put In any time at
Charlottesville are delighted with
the change to Augusta, where the
outlook is for much warm, balmy
weather.
"Getting ajray-from that house at
Charlottesville is the best thing for
us veterans," mused John" Henry on
the train last night. "You know. It
became most tiresome sitting around
that training quarters, with nothing
to do, except to play bridge.
"When the others get here, they
ought to be delighted. We've got
some good streets to tramp, we're
living at a regular hotel and, after
our 'practice is done, there's some
thing to see, even If this Is but a
small town."
Journey Is Uneventful.
The trip from the Capital was un
eventful. Most of the boys "hit the
hay," early, believing they would
have to get into uniform as soon as
they arrived here. All were up bright
and early today, taking a peek at
the country.
Mrs. Alnsmith remained with the
party until the train reached Ashe
vllle, N C, where she left. She will
stay there with her family until the
opening of the reason, returning to
Washington at that time.
Dot: Ayers hopped aboard the train
at Petersburg, Va., and immediately
got busy In a pitch game, cleaning
up almost as much as 37 cents after
two hours' play Poc hopes to be one
of Griffs regulars this season, apd
reports in thape to start right now.
OFFICERS FOR CAMPS
Military Training for Players As-
sured. Says Johnson.
Tliat Captain Huston's plan for the
military drilling of bat-eball ilaiTH
at the training camps will go through
Is a certain!, if Han Johnson' word,
in a letter to Clark Griffith, manager
of the Griffmen, uliich was received
todat. lh to be taken for granted.
Johnson In autliorit for the state
ment that the go eminent has prom
ised to send officers to the various
camps to show the athletes how to
handle Uieinselveivin time of war.
"We arc going into this thing In a
whole-hearted manner," said Manager
Griffith today. "Our park will be at
the bervlce of the Goernment at all
times for military training purposes.
not only for the ball players, but for
any one eli-e who goes into it with
the proper Hpint."
GANDIL TO WHITE SOX
Former First Sacker of Washing
ton Sold by Indians.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 1. Chick
Oandll, the clever first baseman of
the Indians, has been sold to the
Whito Sox, it was announced today.
The deal involves spot cash, no play
ers being included in the transac
tion. Gandil played a corking game at
the initial corner last season, but
-was unable to accomplish much at
bat. He will fill a weak spot in the
White Sox line-up. Manager Clar
ence Rowland having tried a number
of players there without success.
If Gandil strikes the battlnc stride
that earned him a name with the1
Washington club several seasons ago
the "White Sox are bound to be prom
inent contenders for the pennant.
Clash of Brewer and Griffith in Fifty-yard Dash
a Feature Tomorrow Night Fields
Well Balanced.
Small but select fields which assure
keen competition are promised In all
events In the annual Indoor track
meet to be held under the auspices of
George Washington University at
Convention Hall tomorrow night.
Manager William S. James, of the
G. W. U. trade team, has spared no ef
fort to get all details In shap3.for the
games. Athletes will be shown every
possible consideration, and will be
bandied with dispatch and notified
promptly when they are to compete in
the events.
, naee Attractive.
The open and scholastic events, as
well as the South Atlantic collegiate
struggles, are attracting unusual at
tention. The coming meeting between
Brooke Brewer, the Maryland State
star sprinter, and Dorsey Griffith, of
Georgetown, in the fifty dashes. Is
causing a deal of speculation.
Contrary to the decision of the
judges in the Georgetown meet, Grif
fith was picked as the -winner In the
final of the collegiate fifty. Another
meeting between the flyers Is expect
ed to furnish many thrills for the
spectators tomorrow.
Relays Are Ready.
The relay races which have proved
so attractive In the past have been
matched up and are announced. Hart
ford A. C, midgets unbeaten In two
meets this season, will bo run against
by the Tech High School youngsters.
Western has asked for a return race
with the Baltimore Poly Juniors, and
will meet them tomorrow night.
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone
Company, Washington Canoe Club,
and the Washington W. R. and E. Co.
have entered in a relay race. Baltl-I
more City, John Marshall, and Tome
BROWNS' PROSPECTS
BETTER THAN EVER
Fielder Jones Will Take South
Several Promising Young
sters for Trial.
ST. LOUIS, March 1. With several
promising recruits to choose from as
a tonic for his Brownies, Fielder
Jones will enter spring training this
year with a much better prospect
than a year ago. He will not have to
contend with Federal Leaguers, be
lieved to be real ball players. He
will have the benefit of a year's ex
perience with the old Brownies. His
selections are bound to be better then
last spring.
Jones, silent as ever, ventured the
assertion today that he will be In the
fight.
"Of course, I'm hoping." ho said.
"But. you know, I never make early
predictions." In an off-hand manner
he indicated that he has unlimited
faith in his team. If he can get the
right sort of a start, he think, the
Browns will be hard to catch.
The infield struggle for St. Louis
berths promises to be a thriller.
There is lots of dead wood hanging
onto the Browns coattalls. Derrlll
Pratt and Jimmy Austin, guardians
of second and third bases, respec
tively, will have to trek pretty fast
to keep up with a pace that probably
will be set by some youngsters.
Austin Han Competition.
Third base may see more action
than second. Stevenson, Western
League flash, and BIgler, from the
North Pennsylvania League, are ex-'
pected to make things pretty inter
esting for Austin. Every year, Tiqw
eer, things are made Interesting for
Austin on advance reports, and he Is
still there. Rumors of the future this
year also may be of the Wall Street
leak kind. Jones declared the pen
nant was lost last year at third base,
so Austin will have to show at his
best
Kill Kenworthy, veteran minor
league star and a former Federal
Leaguer, is going to have another
fling at the majors. He will be given
a shot at second base. Kenworthy is
one of the most versatile players In
the game. He has been known to
catch and pitch with some skill. Ills
utility powers probably will land him
a steady job, even If he doesn't horn
in ahead of Pratt.
Fares Hard Tank.
Paulette will try hard to replare
Slsler at first He has a hard job In
prospect. Lavan seems to have the
shortfleld position sewed up. Ernie
Johnson, among the Federals still In
the big ring, will make a try for It.
but Hoc Lavan Is certain he'll stay.
Two colt catchers. Hale and White,
will appear. It was the catching de
partment that cost the St. Louis ag
gregation the loss of many games.
The veterans, Severoid and Hartley,
will be on the Job, anxious to be in
shape and keep the youngsters from
taking their places.
Sloan, Jacobson. and Yardley are
the new faces In the outfield section,
with Shotton, Marsans, and Miller
back among the last year gardeners.
Yardley U touted a "mile" swatter,
and If he can bang them here he'll
get on regular.
The pitching staff will get lots of
attention from Fielder, who hopes to
make his hillock performers the
strongest in the Johnson circuit.
LAPP RELEASED.
CHICAGO, March 1. Jack Lapp, the
White Sox catcher, has been released
to the Columbus club of the American
Association.
are in a mile event, while the George
Washington fraternity relays, five In
number, will gallop around the halt
Mercersburg, State Seconds, Virginia
Freshmen, and the Baltimore Polys
are in the same event.
Catholic University and Washington
and Lee, Penn State and Maryland
State.. Lehigh and Lafayette, George
Washington and Carlisle Indians, and
Georgetown and Virginia, in the two
mile S. A. L A. A. relay, have been
matched.
Ont For Titles.
; Both Georgetown and Virginia are
out for the South Atlantic titles. The
Georgetown team Is one point ahead
of Virginia. There will be the pole
vault, two-mile run, 440-yard dash, and
two-mile relay.
The South Atlantic quarter prom
ises to be one of the greatest races of
the year. Gates, Griffith, Auray, and
Connolly, composing Georgetown's re
lay team, are entered. Sullivan, of
HoDklns: Straus, of the same college:
Gladney, Keevlan, and Bobbins, of
Washington and Lee, and .Walace,
Round, Stone, Wilson, Goodwyn, and
Minor, of Virginia, have all been en
tered.
Schoolboy Stars Ont.
The fastest schoolboy runners In
this section will be seen in action.
Sheehan and McNamara, of Tech, win
ners In Baltimore; Stein, of Central;
Latta, Nash, Swain, and Connor,
of Central, and Weedon, of- B.
P. I., with a number of youngsters
from Tome, will run in the fifty".
quarter and half mile events set apart
for the scholastic teams.
Peter Carney, former Middle Atlan
tic handicapper, will be the starter.
Joseph OToole, G. U., Is clerk of the
I course.
ANOTHER CIRGDIT
TO OPEN UP HERE
Sixteen - Year - Old Baseball
Teams to Be Stated Off
This Summer.
Washington amateur baseball
players sixteen years of age and un
der probably will be formed Into a
Junior baseball league this summer.
Harry E. Late, who started the Capi
tal City League last season, is sponsor
for the young circuit about to be or
ganized. A meeting will be called of all
those interested in the circuit at 1411
,New York ave'nue northwest on
Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p. m.
Representatives Asked.
Captains and managers of junior
teams are asked to make an appear
ance to takp part In the nfeetlng. The
league will probably consist of six
or eight clubs.
A schedule will probably be ar
ranged calling for three games a
week. An effort will be made to ob
tain the use of a diamond In Potomac
Park.
Youncstera Active.
Several teams have already made
known their interest In the formation
of the new circuit. It Is expected
that no trouble will be encountered in
getting at least eight teams to Join
the league.
Efforts arc under way to obtain the
services of competent umpires to han
die the games. It Is desired to have
full nine Inning games. Officers for
the organization will be elected at the
meeting, and the business of getting
the circuit under way gone Into when
the teams get together.
CALDWELL IN PANAMA
And Isn't Going So Well, Either, Is
Report.
NEW YORK, March 1. Now comes
another letter from Panama confirm
lng reports that Ray Caldwell, the
missing pitcher of the Yankees, is en
Joying the balmy breezes of the Canal
Zone.
This letter differs from the previous
one, however, in one Important re
spect. It gives the discouraging In
formation that Caldwell, tiluvinir for
the Colon team, was called from cen
ter field to the pitcher's box in the
setond inning of a game plajed late
In January, ana that after showing
well for a time, was hammered here,
there, and everywhere by the uppos
ing nalxmcn until the fans with
thumbs down ami in loud, acrid tones,
demanded: "Take him out"
Of course, the best of pitchers have
their off days, and perhaps Caldwell
was experiencing a blun Monday. On
the other hand, perhaps, his lovo of
doing things in his own way may )i
exacting the usual toll. Onen again,
mayhap, Caldwell has a double.
The letter was under date of Janu
ary 28. and by this time the really
great pitcher may be- headed north
ward to fill that contract with the
Yankees which calls for $8,000 a year.
FORMER PLAYER DEAD.
BELLAIRi:, Ohio. Marcli 1. T. C.
Nicholson, aged fifty-four, who former
ly played second base for the Detroit
and Cleveland American League teams.
uicu hi ins uome nere toaay. lie re
tired from baseball In 1000 and three
years later was elected mayor of Beli
al re.
GYMNAST8 IN MEET.
NEW YORK. March l.-It was an
nounced from A. A. U headquarters
yesterday that the riational gvmnastle
championships would be held at tl,
New York, Turn Vereln, April 20,
Coach Makes No Remarks on
Prospects for Coming
Season,
"I don't know what kind of a base
ball team we will have until I see the
candidates," Is the way Charlie Mo
ran, coach of the Catholic University
baseball team, puts It in summing up
the Brooklanders' prospects.
All of which Is a polite way of get
ting oi)t of advancing any Informa
tion whjch may later be the cause for
various alibis. Coach Moran is one of
those clamlike individuals who says
little about what he is going to do,
but generally goes out mid dois it,
and then, best of all, says less about
his achievements.
Loses Several Vti,
The Brooklander coach will have sev
eral places to fill this season. Don'
Johnson, mainstay in the box for the
past couple of seasons, has grabbed a
sheepskin and Is facing the high cose
of living with the rest of us. Caffrcy
and Cahlll, Inflelders extraordinary
will not be with the team this sprintr,
.while McCue and Croker, pitchers,
will also be on the missing list.
With these players gone, Moran will
have to depend upon the Incoming
class to boost up the team. "Sheets"
Shewalter, Tech's short fielder of last
season, Is out at the Brookland Insti
tution, and will probably make a bid
for the position.
Battery Is Intact.
H. White and Frank Fahey, who Is
captain of the team, will probably
form the first string battery. Ken-
drick- is another pitcher who can be
counted u$on, while Barry can be re
lied upon to help out in catching.
Of the veterans of last season sev
eral will be ready when the call
comes. Pat Rooney, Delahunt, Short-
ley.Butler, and Eddy, outfielders, will
be among the ranks striving for the
garden positions. AI White, the vet
eran shortstop, Rogers, Harrington
and Killlan in the Infield are almost
sure to land berths.
Seems Well Fortified.
Despite the failure of Coach Moran
to give any Inkling of the possible
strength of the Catholic University
team, the Brooklanders appear to be
pretty well fortified. The schedule
calls for a number of games with the
best college nines in the country.
It will be remembered that Moran
was one of the few successful coaches
against Harvard last year. The Crim
son players lost but four games and
Catholic University showed Eddie.
Mahan several things about baseball
playing. Harvard, Tufts,
Rock Hill Opens.
Rock Hill "gets the first game on
the Catholic University schedule.
The Marylanders will come down here
March 24. Colby, Gallaudet. Amherst,
Lafayette, Syracuse, Holy Cross, Yale,
Penn State, Boston College, Tufts and
Harvard are all on the Brooklander's
list for early season games.
Coach Moran takes the Catholic
University team takes a Northern trip
on Wednesday, May 2, and will play
return games with practically all of
the teams visiting here In early sea
son.
WRESTLING TONIGHT
Mike Yokel Gets Return Match With
Turner at Lyceum.
WreBtling fans can look forward
to some fast work tonight at the
Lyreum when Joe Turner and Mike
Yokel take the mat. In tha la-t en
gagement here Turner v.-on from the
Salt Lake City wrestler after Yokel
had won the first bout.
Turner got in some rough work
by bumping Yokel's had on the mat.
The visitor was so dazed he waj
thrown in quick order ami went back
(Julte a bit of sympathy went out
to lokel. Subsequently the Utah
man wegt to Atl.tntlo City, und after
having learned a tiling or two here
procedirl to thro Hairy lrslln;jcr in
the same manner. Yokel has dogged
Turner's footsteps for a retun match
and is getting it tonight, liotli men
will probably put up the toughest
engagement of their live.
Seeral attractive preliminaries
have been filtered before the main
bout.
REGULARS GO UP
G.
W. U. Team Handicapped
for
Opening Game of Trip.
Oroesbeek, Almon and Hall
will
Join the George Washington basket-
ball team at Chester, l'a., today for
tonight's game with the Penn Mili
tary College team. l.ast night he
Hatchetltes played Lehigh at Beth
lehem, l'a , and these players were
not in the line-tip.
' Ihlgh romped home with a CO to
10 seoro against the weakened
Hatchctlte team. Patterson nnd Heist
played forwards, Harmon, renter, ami
Wilson and McMahon, guards. Almon
and Groesbeck will play tonight, nnd
Hall will probably be used in the
other forward.
" Tomorrow night the team meets the
Brookljn l'olj team in N w York
and will n Him homo.
NESS MAY QUIT.
CHICAGO. March 1. Jack Ness, first
baseman with tho Chicago Americans,
said today that he would retiro ritlier
than accept a ffJOO reduction In
salary, Ness has declined to sign
He acquired fame by breaking tho
world's record for consecutive Hitting,
while playing In the Pacific Coast
League.
MULLEN GOES BACK.
John Holey Mullen goes back to
the International League after an ab
sence of two seasons, during which
hn worn a mask. and wlndpod In the
Western circuit. Mullens associates
on Edward G Barrow's staff this year
will be Jesse Tannehlll. John McBrlde.
Joseph O'Brien. George Blackburn,
William Carpenter, Robert Hart and
Johti Freeman,
The proposed basketball league for
District colleges Is a fine thing. Prof.
Beckett Is going to sound out all the
local colleges with the view of get
ting them together next year In a
league. Catholic University, George
Washington, Gallaudet, Maryland
State and Georgetown would do well
to get together o.i the floor sport.
What Is really needed here Is a neu
tral court upon which all the rum...
could be played. It Is admitted that
home court playing Is twenty-five ner
cent oi me name, witness the recent
showing of the Gallaudet team
Temple was handed a good drubbing
here, .bu in Philadelphia, Gallaudet
was Deaten oy two points. By all
means lets have some strictly local
competition. Those who attended the
downtown game between G. W. V.
and Georgltwon have little cause for
complaint that there Is no Interest
in the games here.
Three years ago when Bill Gates
ran for Central he showed possibil
ities. Saturday he ran wild In Balti
more and with the possible exception
of Earle Eby, the Penn freshman,
was the best all around performer on
the Fifth Regiment floor. Washing
ton "folks have not had the chance to
see Gates at his best because of the
fact that the big fellow has trouble
In negotiating the short turns. Balti
more going on a wide track -proved
to his liking and he simply tore
things loose, flates has by all odds
the most brllllapt track future be
fore .him. Watch him tomorrow
night.
It is all to apparent that tennis Is.
the game for Wa&nlngton. The ell-
BROOKLYN. WOBBLY
ON EYE OF CLASH
National . League Champions
Hardly Look Strong Enough
to Repeat Victory.
NEW YORK, March 1. The Brook
lyn club, of the National League,
champions of the circuit presided over
by John K. Tener, approaches the dif
ficulties of a new season In a -very
wobbly and uncertain ocntHUon. Un
less Charles H. Ebbets or some of his
ball players weaken the Dodgers will
present a strange front when they
take the field on the opening day.
The Dodgers are far from champion
ship timber this year, compared with
the array of talent that will be thrown
Into the field by other clubs. They
would have a hard time keeping the
pace against Giants, Phillies, and
Braves, even with their full strength
out In the open. The punch that car
ried them into the stretch last year
is lacking this spring, for it doesn't
carry sufficient power.
Daubert on First Base
On first base the Dodgers will have
Jake Daubert, unless the Dodger star
shows up In such bad health that he
can't play ball. His contract, forced
from Ebbets during the troublous
days of the Federal League, has an
other year to run at a substantial
figure, and he has little to worry
about for the future. His health has
been decidedly bad of late, however,
and Fred Merkle or Warren Adams,
the latter a likely looking recruit,
may have a first base assignment.
George Cutshaw, demon second
baseman, who jumbled up the world's
series for the Dodgers, probably will
keep his station.
Fred Merkle is to be tried out at
shortstop. He has done well In nearly
every other position and may supplant
Ian Olsen and the various other
shortstoppers who havo been given
chances.
Third base Isn't so much of a prob
lem, for the veteran Mike Mowrcy did
a good Job last year an probably will
keep right on 'doing it.
Johnston Is Certain.
Jimmy Johnston right now is the
only outfielder definitely known to
be ready to start the trip to Hot
Springs. HI Myers, Buck Wheat, and
Casey Stengel, the bulwark of attack
and defense last summer, have been
rewarded with slashes In their sala
ries. Naturally, they are peeed. anil
have announced there will be no sign
lng by them until the original figure
are put Jiack. hbbets has declared he
will make another slash If they don't
ship In the signed documents.
Otto Miller has the brunt of catch
ing thrown upon him this rar
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u.v. .. ..(.J.,.-, ,-, (dUIUIJ'
proachlng the final bump in the de-
cllne. Zack Wheat, a Rood looking
youngster ami a brother of the fa
nous Buck. Is going to tnke a shot
at it, and may stick tills time.
I'feder Una Ileen Cut.
1M Pfeffer Is another Dodger whose
salary lias been nicked b Hbbets. He
was one of the most ronslstent win
ners In the National League early in
tho season, lie has refused to sign
Larry Cheney, Jack Coombs,
"Wheezer" Dell, and Rube Marquanl
aro eerted to be on hand with n
number of recrultn when the first
sniiad entrains for tin- Arkansas
springs next Thursday. Arrangements
have been made to care for a party
of thirty one persons ou the trip.
"RED" MURRAY SHINES.
MAR1.IN, Tex.. March 1.- "Bed
Jack" Murray Is making a determined
effort to come back. McGraw expects
to use him B a utility outfielder.
Jack Is In fine shape. He has hit, the
ball hard slnro cnmlnjr here, and In
addition Is fielding splendidly. Jack
lias not forgotten how to make circus
catches of thu variety that saved
many a game for the Giants In the
past and served to Increase his pop
ularity. Jim Thorpe yesterday lifted
a pop flly to short left on one occa
sion, and Jack, running back under It.
caught the ball In his gloved hand,
fell over backward, turned a complete
somersault and sat up still clutching
the ball tightly.
mate here la Just right in spring and
fall and there are few real hot days
In summer when it Is too hot for the
game. Last year tennis was played
on even the hottest days as late as
eight In the evening and some outly
ing districts claimed their club players
were at It a half hour later. Indica
tions point to the coming season as
being the banner year here. Sporting:
good stores say they are already
doing business for the tennis follow
era.
We know the spring Is coming be
cause Harry Late has been around.
Perhaps you don't know that Harry
Late is the father of the "Short
Pants League" here. Late blew into
town last year, and got all the small
boys together and formed a league.
He had so many applications that
another circuit was formed. Then he
played a post-season series between
the winners of the two leagues, and
then up and challenged the winner of
a similar league In Baltimore. And
bis team won out. Now that la Just
what we think Is the right thing:. It
has always been our policy to en
courage the youngsters. If a few
of the" oldsters In golf and tennis
would spare a little time helping: the
kids along we would soon have a
lot of real champions to take the
places of those who are being laid
on the shelf.
We must admit that Joe England
was right on the job in Baltimore
last Saturday. England's Hopkins
athletes were discriminated against
if anything, which Is our Idea oof
handlcaping when your own team Is
In the running.
GEORGE COX BACK
IN BOWLING GAME
Local Tournament "Work
Horse" Declared He Was
Through.
When a man has been connected
with one snort for man than a decade
and is considerably wrapped up In It.
as the expression goes. It Is no easy
matter to tear himself from the ties
that hold him to it. i( you take the
word of George T. Cox, who for many
years has been the "work-horse" for
the Washington bowling world.
In every tournament held In this
city during the last fifteen years
George Cox has beensthere. Johnny
on the spot. eomptUngflgures. audit
ing scores, doplngTschedules and see
ing to It that, eyerythlng- was run
right, and he probably ranks among
the foremost of thaT country la this
line of work. st
Last year, however, following:-the
Atlantic Coast Bowling Association's
tournament here. Cox declared that
he was through with the., game for
good. "I may drop around once in a
wrhlle to watch 'em roll.'! said he,
"but nix on tournament work."
But Cox Is. back again. When the
District Association holds its tourna
ment In April 'he will be on hand,
pencil In one paw and a megaphone In
the other. Jotting down figures one
minute and bellowing announcements
on the alleys the next.
Morton LIndsey, one of the best ten
pin bowlers In the country, was in
Washington the other day and dropped
In at the Royal for a cnat with Harry
Krauss. Lindsey runs a bowling es
tablishment in New Haven. Conn., but
expects to locate in Baltimore. Included
in LIndsey's string of -unusual perform
ances and seven perfect games. He
made a tour of the country several years
ago. rolling 600 games for an average
of an.
Jimmle Smith and "Count" Gengler,
the famous tenptnners. would be giving
exhibitions at the Royal this afternoon
and tonight had Proprietor Sherman ac
cepted their recent offer to appear at
his place. The alleys arc too busy with
league rowing for such events now.
says Sherman. A tie-up in schedules
would result shonid the leagues post
pone matches to make room for a Smith'
Gcnglcr exhibition.
Sam Houseworth. a member of the
Palace quint of Martinsburg. W. Va.,
which rolled George Isemann's All-Stars,
of this city, smashed the record for five
games at rubber-banded pins made by
Vaeth, of Isemann's team. In the Mar
tlnsburg end of the match, when he
rolled SS7 tho other day against a
llagerstown quint. Vaeth's mark was
870. Houscworth's scores were 118. "3S,
191, 143, and 1677.
GETS TWO MORE
Catholic University Track Team
Will Have Stars Out.
Catholic University runners will be
augmented by two exceptionally good
performers in the next few days.
Glasscott and Harrington are expect
ed to make a bid for the relay team,
which will run Lehigh and Lafayette
In the annual Meadnwbronk games to
be held in Philadelphia. .March 10. I
Glasscott has been playing basket
ball all season, and Is In fine shape
physically. Hn will run in the South
Atlantic quarter tomorrow night, and
ills showing will be watched with In
Icre.iL The youngster was said to
be a fast traveler in thn half In scho
lastic circles last season.
Harrington Is another quarter-mller
who is thought to be In fine form for
tho relay. Just who will bo displaced
on tho present C. U. relay has not
been announced.
REDS WANT OUTFIELDER.
CINCINNATI. March 1. The local
National League club has discontinued
negotiations with Outfielder Eddie
Itotish, thn holdout, and aro on the
lookout for another player.
BRAVE ROUGH WEATHER.
PHILADELPHIA. March 1. Brav
ing the snow and Ice and generally
unfavorable weather, the University
of Pennsylvania varsity and Junior
varsity eights yesterday held their
first outdoor practice of the season
on the Schuylkill river.
Claims Poor Showing With the
Braves Last Year a Result of
Stallings' Interference.
By JOE VILA.
NEW YORK. March L When Sher
wood Magee signed with the Boston
Braves the other day he accepted a
salary cut of $2,300. He received
15,500 last year, and his salary this
season will be 14.300. Magee vainly
asked for 35,000, bat It Is understood
that Manager Stallings refused to
give his consent- Magee blames
Stallings for his slump In batting:. Ha ,
says that he has not been allowed to
nse his own Julgment at the horn
plate.
Peeved at StalUas.
"In a game against the Giants last
year," says Magee, "I came to the bat
with men on third and second and
two out. The count was three and
one when I knew that Benton would"
put the next one over. I always could
hit a left-handed pitcher's first ball.
but Stallings ordered me to keep the
bat on my shoulder.
"So Benton pitched over a second
strike, and McGraw, on the coaching:
lines, gave me a laugh. Benton then
delivered a curve ball and I went out
on a foul, whereupon I was uamer-
clfully panned by Stallings, whose "or- ;
ders I had obeyed to the letter."
Magee still hope that the Braves
will trade him to the Cincinnati Reds.
WooJd Protect Club.
"It Is my duty to treat the players
fairly and to provide Brooklyn fans
with g-ood baseball." said President
Ebbets. of the Brooklyn clnb, yester
day. "But I most protect the Inter
ests of the club's stockholders. As i
president I will be blamed If there
Is a deficit at the end of the coming:
season.
"In view of the complications with
Germany, the Brooklyn clnb must
take all the risks. A poor ball sea
son, resulting from war, will not in
jure the players, who will draw their
salaries Just the same, even If our
boll park Is empty at times. -
Considers Stockholders.
"Last year the Brooklyn club paid'
out 3135,000 In salaries and bonuses,
exclusive of the world's series. Not
counting: this year's bonuses wa are
obliged to pay 370,000 in salaries,
which will give the players' a fair
shake. wThe stockholders did not In
vest their money for tho fun of the
wing. -Jiney are enuuea icsomo re
turns for their" investments, and It Is
up to me to show at least a reason
able profit when this year comes to
an end.
"If we should allow the players to.
dictate their own terms, the Brooklyn
club soon would be in financial diffi
culty. I do not believe In discussing
the commercial end of the game, but
under the present circumstances I am
compelled to acquaint our patrons
with facts."
PLAYS TEN GAMES
Wetleyan Meets Penn State and W.
and J. on Grldlrom
BUCKHANNON, March 1. By dos
ing negotiations with Lebanon Valley
today for the fotball game next sea
son Manager J. S. Kellison announced
the schedule for next falL Ten games
are listed as follows:
September "9 Lebanon Valley, at
home.
October 0 Western Maryland, at
home.
October 13 Washington and Jeffer
son, at Washington, Pju
October 20 Westminster College,
at home.
October 27 Penn State, at State
College, Pa
November 3 Bethany College, at
home.
November 10 Davls-Elklns Collego,
at Elkins.
November 17 Marietta College, at
Marietta.
November 24 West Virginia Uni
versity, place unsettled.
November 29 Marshall College, at
Huntington.
WILL NOT INTERFERE
Governor Whitman Says Dillon
Darey Fight Is O. K.
NEW YORK, March 1. The an
nouncement by Assistant Attorney
General Obermeyer, of New York,
that Grant Hugh Brown'acontract with
Jack Dillon, calling for a ten-round
bout between Dillon and Lea Darcy
Is a copper-riveted legal document,
has lulled to peaceful sleep all opposi
tion to the affair. Governor Whitman
administered a final sleeping potion
when he caused to be Issued from his
office a complete denial that he was
contemplating steps which would stop
the scrap.
With these tremendous loads lifted
from his mind, Dillon began today to
do the final training for the bout, the
result la view being to work off sev
eral pounds of surplus flesh he carried
when he' Kicked .VI McCoy around a
Brooklyn ring.
COLUMBIA SWIMMERS WIN
Herbert Vollmer Factor In Victory
Over Yale.
NEW YORK. March L-Jcolumbla,
University's undefeated swimming;
team maintained its undisputed lead
ership In the race for the Intercol
legiate Swimming Association cham
pionship last night, when It won Its
dual meet with Yale, In the Morning
aide pool, by the score of 33 to 20
Tale s reversal was the first In her
five dual meets this year. Herbert EL
Vollmer won the 50-yard, the 100
yard and the 230-yard swims and
shared the victory of Columbia la the
relay race.
In the water polo game Columbia
sprang a surprise by overwhelming:
the Yale players, the score being: 30
to 1.

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