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Thinks Taft Won't Take Berth
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In CHICAGO, Not. 30. Byron Ban-
in. eron jonnson, tne scrappy leader 01
te American League, after a-tour of
TusTcircuIt, is back at his office -v
the Flsner Baildisg. breathing de-
3ance in fire and brimstone against
bis 'enemies who would drive him
from baseball, or least so weaken his
authority as to make him of no ac
count in the councils of the power
ful. Johnson's first statement was
directed at Harry H. Ftazee, owner
of the world's champion Boston Bed
Sox, and Harry- Hempstead, owner
of the New Tdrk Giants.
"Mr. Frazee and ilr. Hempstead
acted wholly- without authority when
they offered llr. Taft the position of
a' one-man National Commission," said;
Jphnson. "However, there are no two
Individuals in baseball who know leas
of the national agreement and the
rales covernlnE the commission fhan
3f exsrs. Fraxee and Hempstead."
Takes X Stand.
Johnson declined to say whether or
sot he would oppose the candidacy of
Ifz. Taft, but he did say that when
tie former President of the United
States thoroughly understands the
duties of the position offered him, "he
wOHnot covet the assignment."
' "The two centlemen who approached
MrJ Taft acted without authority."
president Johnson's statement said.
Trom the statement made by Mr.
Taf t'at New Haven he plainly Indicat
ed that they had given him no con
esfitlon of the class of work he would
fce, required to perform. Messrs.
X(esrBStead and Fraree were in no
saaaner qualified to advise him as to.
ui scope of the commission and the
qoality of its work.
have a tremendous regard for Mr
TJrft. as I have known him since my
boyhood days, and no one is better
fitted to maintain the high standard
of baseball than Mr. Taft. He would
be a valuable adjunct to our national
port. But I feel constrained to say
-tittvWtinne' understands thoroughly
tM duties he will not covet the as-stgament."
Retains; About Ckances.
tJahnsen was asked concerning
f casces tn the ownership of eastern
especially those in Boston and
"Washington, but he would add noth-
fie. to his statement It has been
laaiuind for some time that rrazoe
Oswald be forced to sell the Boston
efafe. and of late whispers have come
atOark C Griffith is to be forced
evt ef the Washlntgon club.
vvsdle away irom Chicago Johnson
la .known to have visited Letrolt, New
Terk and Washington, while he may
ajso Iiave stopped on: at Philadelphia
i rar a eoaierenee witn Connie Mack
I aad the Shlbes. He talked with Presl-
deax Minor, of the Washington club,
ssd'fel believed to have lined up the
gssiftors eo his side of the fight cen
tacteg about Frazee.
Tboirational League's annual meet
Smg i booked for New York on De-
- iu. -xne American league
will be called to order a day
, also tn New York.
Granite Stat Is
After Title
TrtA Teton has taken heart as a
retail of his victory over Willie Mee
has tn San Frandxeo last week, and
sew hectares that he would Ilka to
xsest Mr. Jack Dsmpsey again. Folton
atliti the bout to be over the fonr
ressid route. One would wonder why
Tred thinks It will last that long, re-
Hiaiitinlnr that his previous set-to
Demssey went but twenty-eight
Mike Donaldson, former sparring partner -with Stanley Ketchel in
the days when "Steve" was the world's middleweight title holder, has
been heard from, and it is a pleasure to announce to his Washington
friends that as a member of the "Green Devils, the 165th infantry, for
merly the "Fighting Sixty-ninth," of New York, he has been recom
mended, for a Distinguished Service Cross for good 'work done against
tne enemy in x ranee.
MikJ Is a. real -fighting- boxer. He
Uldn't wait around and look for a
soft place on this side of the ocean
when the scrapping brought Uncle
Sam into the limelight He Just en
listed., that's all; in New York's fa
mous "Irish regiment, the Sixty-ninth,
later to be known as the lCSth Infan
try, and went over to serve in the
Rainbow division.
"I have been in some wicked
battles," writes Mike, in part
"God was sure with me. All the
rest of the wars were fire-crackers
compared with this. They have
a hundred ways of killing you. The
boches are the most overrated
fighters in the world. We had the
Prussian guards, the 'Kaiser beer
cats,' in that good old open war
fare, and what the old Green
Devils did to them is now history.
"I am over here one year, and
what this gang has been through
God only knows.
"Saw Hank Gowdy a few days
ago. Same old cheerful Hank,
keeping his eye on the wicked
bochc, and he sends his best to
you from the frontline trenches.
"Eddie Grant the ball player,
was bumped oft a few days ago.
We all can't come back. He was a
grand fellow.
"John Hvers is in Paris with
the K. of C doing good work for
the doughboys.
"The bojs of the Sixty-ninth
asked me to do them the tavor of
telling the 'champions' back home
that there is plenty of room for
them over in France. They should
be ashamed of themselves.
"Mike Donaldson Is the onW
fighter in the world thatever saw
real action. Have been on seven
battle fronts In France, and you
can tell my friends In Washing
ton that I have been recommcndel
for the D. S. C."
Mike promises to -visit Washington,
if his life is spared and be returns
to America, tie should have some
thrilling .tales of h's exp-rlcncn
overseas, for Miko Is an enlightening
talker. And he 'I also hni some
thing hot to say to those boxers xvho
stayed on this side when (he real
fighting was over there.
Penny Ante -&g e Guy who won. By Jean Knott
NEW YORK, Nov. 30, Tom
Thorpe's eleven, made up of
sailors on the U. S. receiving
ship Granite State, has sent a
challenge to the Great Lakes
Naval Training Station at Great
Lakes, Hi., for a service cham
pionship contest at the Polo
Grounds. Neither team has been
defeated this season. Granite
State has- won from Newport,
Camp Mills, Pelham Bay, and
Fordham, while Great Lnkes de
feated both Rutgers and Navy.
There's a Difference.
Last summer we were told that
"spc- and recreation was a neces
slt o keep up the morale of the
workers In the shipyards and muni
tion plants."
Then one day the Hog Island!
workers struck to Impress It upon
the employers that they opposed the
"soft Jobs" given former actors and
Now we are Informed that "sports
will be abandoned by the Emergency
Fleet Corporation," though worker,
will continue to build ships. Times
have changed.
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ner mm daaea fleer dally frem
to S. A la Carte as ami oa
rt sd second lUere.
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Volar ef FoetbsH.
With Uncle Sam's huge armies,
both abroad and on this side, to bt
demobilized In the next few months,
the universities will -regain a Iarg
number of athletes who have been
with the colors. The outlook for
next season on the gridiron is meat
bright Furthermore, so many men
not in colleges or university have
learned to play football that it is
quite likely that professional foot
ball will enjoy a big boom.
Already graduate managers all
over the country Br beginning to
lino up their schedules for 1019 on
the gridiron, II 1 almost certain
that Yale, Princeton and Harvard
will encourage football next season
while the many smaller colleges who
have struggled along with weak
teams are looking forward to better
aggregations and dates on the 'big
fellows' aenednloa.
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DETItOIT. Nov 30-Frsnk J. Navln.
president of the Detrel t American
League club, ridicules talk of a one
man commission for baseball.
"We have a national agreement
binding the major and minor leagues,
and before change from three men
to a one-man baseball commission Is
made it will require the unanimous
consent of all parties bound to the
agreement" says he.
"No such proposition has been form
ally made, so, until It Is, all this talk
about former Fresldent Taft becoming
sole rrember of the commission Is
vaporous, 'pure and simple. Mr Taft
might be a great one-man commit.
slon. but rules arc rules, and he can
not with any propriety be approach
ed on the - Jer: until all bodies
governed b national Instrument
have met In Joint nesslon and changed
completely baseball's constitution.
"Furthermore.1 no move has been
made in the case, ao all or any of
fers tendered Mr. Taft or any other
person to become head of the ac
credited baseball body are not only
spurious but ridiculous."
Coprrlcst. 1111, laurnatlosal Festsn Service, Isa.
Three Alexandria boys. Earl Cor
nell. Doug Merchant, and Theron
Hayden, have written from France,
where they are serving with the col
ors, to President Sylvester A. Breen,
of the Cardinal A C, asking about
the coming baseball season and ex
pressing the hoprp that there will be
pressing for them In the Une-up.
Earl Cornell, serving with the DIs
trlct of Columbia Infantry under
General Fershlng. Is the Cardinals'
catcher. Doug Merchant, with the
Thirty ninth engineers, plays first
base Hayden Is a basketball player
on the Cardinal Midgets. He is nlth
the Virginia troops overseas
Merchant M firing on a Frenrn lo
comotive, and he lauahlnglv prom
ises to "bring back In hl poc'tct one
of the little engines the Trench use."
greatTakescant play
chicago municipal pier
Frank ML Pleasant, track star
and crack football ptsyer, was
elected captain of the Dickinson
College eleven. Mt. Pleasant play
ed with Dickinson two years af te
leavtng Carlisle.
BOSTON, Nov 30. -James .aff-
ney, who controlled the Bra hen
they won the world's title Ir. -M and
then sold the club to a vndlcate
headed by Tercy Haughton. has
brought suit against the syndicate for
unpaid rent on Braves Field and
other obligations. Papers In the suit
were served on Tuesday,
Gaftney is expected to take ever the
club at a receiver's sale and head the
club again next season
NEW YOr.IC, Nov SO CspL Frsnk
Cavsnaugii, former coach of the
Dartmouth fsotball elevens is recov
ering from (tvrspne! wounds in the
face, according to a letter from him
received by Charles J Boyle a class
mate, now residing here. He was
wounded while acting as major In the
1024 Field Artillery, of the Twenty
sixth, er Hew Englasd division.
GREAT IAKES, 111 . Nov. 30. "The
football team here needs at least ten
days' rest before going to California
to play on New Year Day," Is the an
nouncement of Capt. W A. Moffett,
commandant of the Great I.al.es naval
training station "Therefore we can
not occept the challenge of the Chi.
cago Municipal Tier eleven, though it
Is a strong team and worthy of our
Great Lakes today meets Purdue,
and will then be given a rest of ten
days before entraining for Pasadena,
Northeast Athletic Club Juniors,
averaging ninety pounds, want foot
ball games Capt. A Newman. 034 D
street northeast. Kill handle chal
NEW TOItK Nov 30 Columbia
UnlverslD's football team has dis
banded for the season Pennsylvania
sought to arrange a game for next
Saturday at Philadelphia, but this
was declined.
Stanley Ketchel said h would
draw no color Una, and stood
ready to meet Sam Langford at
any time. Ketchel was said to be
putting on weight so rapidly
that he was in danger of being
unable to make the middleweight
I CHICAGO. Nov. :a Michigan, today
I playing Ohio State, and Illinois may
J meet on Stagg Field next Saturday.
I Alumni of both universities are work-
ing hard to arrange this game which
I will decide tho Western Conference
I football championship of 131S.
The Wolverines are Inclined to think
that Ann Arbor should see the rare.
pointing to the fact that larger crowds
have attended games therl than hare
turned out In Chicago. The athletic
funds of both universities need the
money, and so. If the game Is played.
Ann Arbor may get it.
Servicd I.eajjriie
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Naval GuneJrACtCtry... 3 0 LOGO
Marines ..ivl'ii .... 2 1 .607
Camp Humphreys..... 1 1 .500
Army Medical,-.-; 1 1 .500
Camp Leach.'...-. .". 0 1 .000
Seaman Gunners....... 0 3 .000'
Tomorrow Americas League
Park. 2:30 i m.. Naval Gun Fac
tory vs. Camp Humphreys.
Bill V.orr?ot Princeton, falling
to turn out a winning combina
tion against the terrific assaults
of Ted Coy, Tale's star, waa said
to be through.
George Washington University
was awarded the South Atlantic
title in football. A defeat by the
Navy and a tie with Gucknell
were the only blots on the Hat
chetltes' record.
Sam Langford nas matched to
fight J4ro Flynn The fight was
scheduled to take place at the
coliseum In San Francisco on De
camber 15. Flynn was guaranteed
12,000 win, lose, or draw.
New York athletic fans roasted
Johnny Hayes for becoming a
professional in bis race against
Dorando Petrl. Hayes got 13,000
for his share In the match race
which Pletrl won.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov .-.0 -At ih
O'ympla Monday nlcht Artie Root t
Cleveland, considered b manv as one
of the country's leading bantam
weight performers, will tackle Dirk
Loadman. of Lock port. N. Y- In the
feature bout of six rounds. Load
man ejatws the bantam title, though
few give It ts Urn.
At Philadelphia today "By- Dickson's
League Island Navy Yard eleven Is
battling the Charleston Naval Re
serve. Georgetown won from Charles
ton Naval rtesrrve Georgetown won
from Charleston, and then lost to
League Island. Therefore, Dickson's
contingent Is doped to win handily today.
Great Lakes plays the Purdus Boiler
makers today, and. while r-irdneha
strong team, the Gobs should win. They
have been resting since their last-minute
triumph at Annapolis, and are In
excellent physical condition.
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 30- Frank
Hagnev, the heavyweight boxer from
South America, makes his North
American debut tonight at the Na
tional A. A, going up against Tom
Cowjer, the Australian, for six
Harney went twenty-five rounds
with Sam McVey, who -was boxing at
the top of his form at the time, and
again traveled the tamn di'tanr
Lieut Wesley Cox. coach of the
rmy Medical School eleven, says he
wants another ereek at the Naval
Gunners. "I believe my team msde a
better showing against the Naval
Gunners than any other eleven. We
lost by 6 to 0. but I could not get my
trongest team In the field. I would
like to take on the Gunners again."
Jim lolinson, anotlie-
bt.lkv colorrd j
There wilt be no game In the Serv
tre Lesgu'e today. The change in the
schedule brnught the Marines-Naval
Gnnnera came UP to Thanksgiving
I Day. end another shift put the Gun
ners on the field against Camp Hun-
wlthlphrey tomorrow
Camp Huatphreys, with an eleven loaded with former AH-Americi
footbaC stars, journeys here, tomorrow to play the victorioos Naval
Gun. Factory eleven. The Accotink men, having defeajyd the stress?
Camp American University eleven,- are more than ants to pat
crimp in the Naval Gunners.
The Southeast boys defeated the crack Marine elevsj w Ttttaks
irivimr Day ind reported to Coach Turner in first-class statps yester-
day. 'All doubts as to the ability of the Naval Gunners baas abta
W WDrS. DUCS. WlhB JJUV nrl uJJ j-v .; oc a hto wjj vj
Coach Turner, who declared his lads would clinch the service title -tomorrow.
Capt. William J. HaxeL of Humph
reys, athletic officer and former
'Springfield College star, has gone
through the Accotink personnel with
a flnc-tooth comb. Hazel was assist
ant coach to Foster, Sanford at Rut
gers and comes pretty near knowing
a football playVclier? ne'sees'tfrfe.
rm not niaJjtoc.arffiXc.agahen I
say we will havsra, reaissja ,on the
fteld. Lieutenant Thdwpson. or the
University 6fTlenWelcy:1wHl'rftr left
end. MaJo$3&ndolph, rbrtner.'n.llnols
tackle, wfll be next o Lieutenant
Thompsons Albright, of Xafayette.
will play t guard, and Moore, of the
University of Texas, is playing center.
AH-Asserlca Stars.
"Lieutenant .Blades, of Missouri. Is
playing right guard. wltlTLIeutenant
Zamecke, Penn State, an All-America
tackle, playing right tackle. Martin.
Charlie Brickley'a right end from Bos
ton College, will be on the flank.
"Captain Frlzzel. of Princeton, is
playing quarterback; Conine, of Illi
nois. Is playing fullback.jsnd Lleuten-
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Walter Camp's All-America choice in
103S. Is playing fullback,"
Those who saw Hazel In action
against Camp American University will
remember his sterling football. Hazel
carried the ball seven oat of tan times
and was never stopped for a loss. The
former Rutgers nan who has been out
of football for live years, was a tower
of strength on offense as well as de
Gunners HoW Team.
Tho Naval Gunners will hold to the
team which defeated all others this
season. Reed and Durlty will be- on
the ends, Deaklns and Bums In tackles.
Poss and Snow in guards, and Towers
In center. McMann win play quarter.
with Bjers. McBrldc. and Langer In
the backfleld positions.
The game is expected to be the hard
est fought of the series. The officials
selected for the contest by the teams
are Morse, referee, MeUler. umpire,
and Dcgan. linesman
Milton Turner, c ot the Naval
Gunners, would hi. layed with the
team this season ha. te not been laid
low with the "flu." Turner would have
started his twelfth football season this
yea-. On the same team is Bill Me
Brlde. halfback, whose football activi
ties cover a period of eighteen years
In and around Washington.
McBrlde has played since he was
eleven years old, with many kid teama
and later with s-hool. college, and In
dependent elevens. Turner's gridiron
activities alwavs clashed with those
of McBrlde.
"If I hadn't had the 'flu'," said Tur
ner. "McBrlde and I would nave
played on the same team together for
the first time In eleven years. Never
a year went by but what I played
against McBrlde. but never with him.
That's queer. Isn't ltr
The Industrial Home School lam
is looking for football games Sam
Chenev, North 6000, Branch 188 W.
will handle challenges for the Home
ATHENS Ga Nov. 30 - The Unl
versity of Georgia has offered Glenn
S. Warner, tho Pittsburgh footb.ill
coach, a salary of $10,000 to handle Ml
athletic teams here, beginning next
spring. Warner coached hare before
gelng ts Cornell aad CsrWiTq,
Georgetown wonts to meet Mary
land State College Saturday after
noon for the S. A. T. C champion
ship of this section of the country.
The Hllltoppers maintain that
State as been approached several
times with a view of getting a bat
tle here, but that no response has
been forthcoming. .
State walked over the Maryland
S. A. T. C. teams and earned the title.
Defeated of Virginia Military Insti
tute New York University and a
hard fought battle with Camp Amer
ican University established the
Staters as a strong eleven. v
The Hllltoppers want a contest for
Saturday. Graduate Manager Charles
R. Cox is of the opinion that a game
with State would settle the title
question, and give Washington its
only first class local game.
"I have tried to get State to take
Georgetown on for a game this fall.
I asked Director Byrd for an en
gagements on December T, but have
had no promise. I think the gama
would not only be closely contested
but would afford an opportunity of
letting local teams play.
"Gallaudet and Georgetown dil
not meet, neither did Staje and Gal
laudet. State and Georgetown have
not met. The only local contest was
an early season affair between Gal
!aud.et and State."
John O'Reilly, who Is coach of the
Hilltop eleven, wants to put his
charges against the Staters. "Tf
State will consent to a game I shall
keep tho team going until next
week, otherwise there will be no
more football this year." said O'Reil
ly. "The State y..thor!ttes said they
would meet Georgetown half way In
a later game but as yet we have
beard nothing from Athletic Direc
tor ByrdV We have had little chanct
to develop a team this reason owing
to the many hours of drllL A few
days more preparation would jtlve
us a start for a rer-ulir inn" ..
Bowie Races
Nov. 14th to 30th Inc.
1 DAYS. -
T HlgW Class ttacea Dally.
Special trains mill leave White
IIouse-i)tntlon,i::l. 11:39. l:u p. ra.
Gents, JLC5 Ladles. 110
Including War. Tax.
Wrst Race XO s as.

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