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Zeb Milan May Become Indian,
With Janvrin Becoming a Griff
The Times' Complete Sport
I Harris Coleman Win Lead
I Of Football Coacbes at VirfM
Outdoor Sports
(Copyright, ISIS, by the International
New? Service.)
(Copyright, 1?U. by th? Intern*tlon*l
N??? S?rvic? )
You cant get anything for nothing, not these days, and Clark
Griffith is learning this rapidly over in New York. He wants a first class
infielder, either Jack Barry or Hal Janvrin, in exchange for a second class
outfielder, Bert Shotton. It can't be done, and Harry Frazee hasn't
been at all slow about telling him so.
If Griff insists on landing one of these inficlders named, he may be
compelled to part with Clyde Milan, the veteran outfielder. Boston is
willing to take Milan for Janvrin, then passing Zeb over to Cleveland
for Bobby Roth, who is decidedly more valuable as a base runner, hitter,
and pegger, and slightly better as a swatter.
Personally a prima favorite with
Washington fans, Milan is not a neces
sity. There Is a surplus of gardeners
reserved by the Griffinen. If In ex
change for Milan, the team can find a
capable, and most necessary inflelder,
the fans will be content.
A Tot of bank has recently been
?pilled about Milan's value in the eyes
of local fans. From our viewpoint.
Griff can swap the entire works, if by
doing so ha can win a pennant with
the new bunch. What the fans will i
not endure is giving such a good play- I
er as Milan for a mediocre performer, i
That is up to Manager Griffith. If his!
swapping results in victory, the fans
will range themselves behind him. for
they are Just about ready to back a
winner on th?rdiSjnond.
B?eball Draft Gaes.
The draft In baseball is a thing of
ths past The major leagues have
agreed to let the minors paddle their
own canoe. Under the latest plan, all
players must bs purchased by major
league clubs and no optional agree
ments will be countenanced; that is,
snce a pLayer is bought he must be
tried out thoroughly, for he may not
be sent back for more experience.
Ths first result will be a decided fall
ing off in purchases by big league
f Ban Johnson has won another vic
tory in rstaining Garry Herrmann
ehairman of the National Commission ;
until a committee of four men. to be J
chosen later, shall "find a suitable '
guecessor." Until then the present or
ganisation will continue. With the
American League backing Herrmann,
It is not thought that any successor
will be found.
Old League Thinking.
After ths National League mag
nates had a chance to read the New
Tork newspapers they discoveied
that the baseball writers were class
in r them as bush leaguers and that
ths American League would not adopt
? monthly salary limit. Therefore.
It is believed that today the rule will
bs thrown into the ash heap.
The old leaguers are peeved at the
deal engineered by John McGiaw in
ths purchase of the Giants anJ. to
choke off the flood of dolars that will
make the Giants a pennant outfit, ihr
911,000 limit was adopted. Ho vever.
It brought so much criticism upon the
league from the newspapers and
threatened wide trouble with the
payers that it has been passed up.
Twenty-one players will be thf
.limit allowed each major league ciub
fifteen days after the season is unaer
way. according to the newest regula
NEW TOKK. Jan. 17.?I. E. San
born. of ths Chicago Tribune, is the
new president of the Haseball Writ
ers' Association of America, succeed
ing Jo* s- Jackson, of the Detroit
yree Press, who takes Sanborn's place
ths board of directors. Robert W.
Maxwell, of the Philadelphia Even
ing Ledger, is the new vice president
jn place of Jack Ryder, of thj Cincin
nati Enquirer. *
5RW TORK, Jan. 17. ? George
Whit ted. wearing the uniform of a
gob in Uncls Sam's navy, has notified
President Baker that he does not
wish to play with ths Phillies again.
He may bs traded, with Chicago and
Maw Tork bidding for hini.
frtW TORK. Jan. 17.?Hughey Jen
slags announce! that ths Tigers will
train at Macon. Ga., ths Tankees'
quarters for the past two years.
There will be lots doing for the ba?
keters during the week-end. Georgetown
plays its third contest tonight. The day
will be occupied with several scholastic
contests of more than ordinary import
Friends' Select School makes an np
pea ranee against the Easterners in the
opening battle for the Quaker School.
Tech meets the Baltimore Poly five,
while Business tackles St. Albans.
Tomorrow the District Intercollegiate
Pasketball League gets under way.
Catholic University and George Wash
ington will lock horns, while Gallaudet
will meet Maryland State College.
Here are the contests foY the wee it
end :
Georgetown vs. Randolph Macon, Ryan
Central v?. Shenandoah Valley
Academy, Central gymnasium.
Technical vs. Baltimore Polytechnic
Y. M. C. A.
Central Freshmen vs. Technical Fresh
men. Central gymnasium.
Eastern Freshmen vs. Business
Freshmen, Business gymnasium.
Eastern vs. Friends' High School, Mt.
Vernon HalL
Operators vg. Camp Humphreys, Mt.
Vernon Hall.
Business vs. St. Albans, at Business.
Gonzaga vs. Catholic University, at
George Washington vs. Catholic
University, at Y. M. C. X
Gallaudet vs. Maryland State, at Y.
M. C. A.
Georgetown Preps vs. Western, Ryan
Central High vs. Tome, at Port De
posit, Md.
Neil Wainwright, the former Harvard
golfer, who used to play quite regularly
in tournaments around Boston before
the war, has probably played his '.ast
game of golf. Wainwright, who was
cited for bravery by General Edwards
last April, has Just had his right haml
amputated above the wrist, the result
of having that member shattered a few
days before hostilities ceased.
A fad for visitors to Pasadena, Cal ,
this winter will be a golf on the roof
top. A course is to be laid out on the
top of a row of one-story buildings of
the Maryland shops and the adjoining
palm roof of the Maryland Hotel, ac
cording to scale, and will include nine
hole*. John Dunn, well known in
structor. will have charge of the roof
top course.
Tom Cowler, the Australian heavy
weight. is looking for more trouble.
Badly beaten last Saturday by Billy
Miaka. at Philadelphia, he is looking
for another chance at the St. Paul
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.?George fil
ler haa signed to play with the St.
Liouls Browns next season.
I If Robinson Crusoe's lamps had
been in the 5-B class Robby would
never have spotted Kid Friday's bow
legged, rubber heeled gondola prints.
And if Rob hadn't spotted those
busted-arched engravings in the
sand he wouldn't have been shocked.
Robby got an awful shock when he
piped the imprints of two violin
cases with toes on his front lawn.
Friday might have fooled him by
walking on his hands, but, as it was,
Mrs. Crusoe's husband was sure sur
prised when he ogled those pedes
trian tracks on a perfectly good
Still, it's fifty-fifty. If Robinson
hadn't been startled then, he would
have been shocked now, anyway, to
hear that the works have gone drier
than a soda cracker.
Chessir, the old star-spangled
suburbs are drier than a yard of
Chinese punk sticks. Nebraska slip
ped over the thirty-sixth jab yester
day and the Boozesheviki curled up
like a burned potato flitter.
The world and fringes is no longer
safe for demijohnocracy. With the
"Little Brown Jug" packed away in
legal camphor, it's up to some cuckoo
iO write us a new national anthem.
Nebraska always did have soda pop
pish tendencies. It is the nest of the
ICto-1 bunk, meaning that every
sixteen rounds the bartender buys one.
Maybe. Bill Bryan's home is in Ne
braska whe^ he's home. Bill is the
originator of the Beevo speech.
With the old nose rouge Hated among
the alien enemies, an old timer is go
ing to drag about as much fun out of
life as a rabbit can out of a shotgun.
The Emperor of Sahara died jus! when
the Nebraska legislatures added forty
oight Slates to Uia estate
The old bottle song, "We'll rally
round the jag. boys, we'll rally round
the jag." is knocked colder than six
sardines in olive oil.
No more will we wak4 up In the hooje
row with our eyes looking like two loose
shoebuttons and our mouths tasting like
thu bottom of a parrot's cage. All the fui>
is extracted from the institution. The Buli
shewhiskeya have lost another tussle.
You can inhale Skeevo or Lomon
ine if you want to, but. fortunately,
it ain't compulsory. They're perfectly
safe. You can drink all you want to,
but you'll drown before you'll get
The long established bar rrj~ ^lio
has been swallowing 'em in the >e
place for forty years, man und b<>>\
is going to have a corrugated time
when they drag the polished mahog
any out from under his calloused el
Forty-eight legislatures can lead a
percheron to Beevo, but they can't
make him buy.
Yea bo.
But the dry* don't erprcl the works
to roll over awl play dead witho'it <i
skirmish. They know right well that
pop and grandpopper will drnuinel
their rights us free, unequal citizens.
New York end suburbs may go ilrirr
than a corered bridge, but those ohl
jazzbos won't hare any metre use for
the Inw than a Mexican dog has for
They may vote America dry. In
fact, they have voted it dry. We
handed the Prohibitionists many a
hoot since the first Prohibitionist
opened his mouth and threw the key
We figured that he was something
like an apartment hOUB? steam heat
ing system. All rattle and no results.
But the works are dry. The only
consolation is that a country which
has been, wet so long is bound to stay
damp for a long while yet.
Football practice in the spring will be started at the University of
? Virginia with Harris Coleman, captain of Virginia's victorious team over
I Yale, as head of the coaching staff. The Virginians are expecting to
| get going in earnest just as soon as work can be held out of doors.
With Coleman will be associated Dr. Neff, famous as one of Virginia's
star players, several years ago.
Prospects for a successful football campaign are bright. Word has
been received at Charlottesville that Allan Thurman, sensational line
Iman and kicker, will return for the spring term to graduate next year.
Thurman has seen service twice in France, once with the ambulance
unit ar.d again with the A. E. F. as an officer.
Virginia had no football team In
1917. The team, captained by"Cnlc"
Ward, never played a game on ac
count of calling off all athletic con
tests tor the duration of the war.
According to late report* Ward will
be baok and ready for football when
the time comes. ?
Virginia's football schedule Is ftlll i
in process of construction. Games
with Southern colleges as usual will
be played and it is expected that the
North Carolina contesrt will iake
place Thanksgiving Day.
Banketera Start Up.
The veteran "Pop" LAnigan, re
cently mustered out of servict asj
physical director of the Mineola fly
ers, is back on the job. Lanigan has |
Been a fixture at Virginia for many |
years and can be counted to turn out!
first-class basketball and tiack
Virginia opened up with a victory
over Randolph Macon College and will
play Richmond College tomorrow
night. The schedule calls for fifteen
games. Next week Virginia will play
In Washington meeting Gallaudet
January 24, and playing- at Annapolis
against the Navy on Saturday Jrnu
ary 25.
THrraaa on Hand.
Three veterans are on hand for Vir
ginia's basketball team this season.
Capt. O. B. Jennings, who. played
guard last season, has returned. He
will probably be seen at this old
W. B. Pettyway, a forward, ajid R. V.
Hatcher, another forward, of last year's
quint, are ready for work. Lanigan ex
pects to pick two good men from the
material now on hand, although the cen
ter position is worrying the Virginia
Lile, Hanklns, Blakey, Edmonds and
Baker \ook good enough to make varsity
material, and will probably be used in
the games this season.
The freshmen are coming forward
rapidly. A first class schedule has been
arranged by Alfred SliantU, & Washing
ton man.
In 1903 the late John T. Brush, a wagon manufacturer in Indianapolis,
purchased 58 per cent of the New York National League club from Andrew
Freedman. He paid $100,000 for it. In 1919 Harry N. Hempstead, as
trustee of the Brush estate, sold this property for $1,350,000, realizing a
profit in sixteen years of $1,250,000. John T. McGraw, at that time with
the Baltimore club in the newly organized American League, was in
duced to jump the traces. He was made manager of the Giants and un
qualified success has been the ta'.e of the New York Giants ever since.
It is, therefore, most fitting that
McGraw is one of the three men pur
chasing the control of the club. Base
ball is his life's work. As a player,
he was among the greatest. As a
manager of the Giants he has won
six National League pennants, finished
second six times, once third and
fourth twice. Out of sixteen starts
MeGraw's entry has landed first di
vision honors exactly fifteen time*
His champions of 1913 blew up two
years later, finishing last, but so
clever was the management of Mc
Graw, backed with plenty of money,
the team finished fourth in 1916 and
again won a pennant in 1917.
Charles A. Stoneham, the new presi
dent of the Giants, is a wealthy Broad
street curb broker, owner of a tidy
racing stable, and a thirty-third de
gree baseball fan. Nothing to his dis
credit is known in the world of busi
ness or sport. Ills shrewdness is seen
by his stlpuatlon that McGraw remain
as manager. Then he Joined the syn
Francis X. McQuade, a police magis
trate In New Tork city. Is another
loyal friend of baseball and an Inti
mate friend of MeGraw's. With three
such men In control of the ball club
still greater triumphs should be In
store for the Giants and their fol
Army ??. ?J?Ty.
That the Army-Navy football game
of 1019 Is assured has spread glad
ness through both branches of the
service. The two service teams will
meet on the diamond May 31. Just
where has yet to bo determined, and
the Naval Academy will place no ob
stacles In the way of a resumption of
football relations.
West Point has asked that all ca
dets returning to take post-graduate
courses be eligible for the athletic
teams. The Middies have no obje^
tlon. But one class was left at "the
Point" last November. The need for
officers In the army was so great thai
the upper classes were rushed into
active service against Germany be
fore completing their studies. Now
they are to return, and will be eligi
ble for the Army teams.
With the Army game as the goal.
Gilmour Dobie will find his football
candidates more eager than ever to
m?lt^ good. It will also be Dobie's
first chance to tilt with the soldiers.
Tom Iln* RlKlit Idea.
Tom Andrews, the veteran boxing
promoter, staged a show in Mil
waukee the other night, with Ritchie
Mitchell as his drawing card, and h?
did so without charging top prices
The following from the Wisconsin -
News is illuminating:
"We appreciate the turnout and will
make every effort hereafter to keej
up the line of entertainment given the
Milwaukee fans last night. We ar*
not going to raise our prices but will
keep them down to the popular priced
variety since we find this Is the most
satisfactory to all concerned. It is
better for us and better for the box
ing game to have a full house at Iotv
prices than to have a quarter hous<
at exorbitant prices. We made friends
last night end we intend to keep
Andrews has the right idea about
bringing out the largest number of
fans rather than only those able to
meet stiff taxation.
CHARI-OTTrcSVIIXK. V*., Jan 17.?
Virglniaopened Its barketbail schedule
here last nipht by defeating Ran
dolph-Macon College by ?0 to 15. The
Virginians were much too strong for
the visitors. Pettway and Lile starred
for the Charlottesville men.
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.?The Na
tional League board of directors will
take up the charges against Hal
Chase on February 8. it is an
CHICAGO, Jan. 17.?The Cobs have
completed the purchase of "Speed"
Martin, a pitcher, from the Oakland
Pacific Coast Leaguera.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17.?A "service
class" will feature the annual bench
show of the Westminster Kennel
Club, February 19-22. It will be for
dogs who have served their country
or are still serving in the army,
navy, air, or auxiliary forces of the
United States.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass:. Jan. 17.?
George Krogness, Harvard's all
around athletic star and one of the
best hurdlers last ytar, has quit col
INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 17.?Louis |
Wagner, winner of the Vanderbilt '
Cup and Grand Prixe races In 190G |
and 1908, respectively, and Jack '
Scales, his teammate, will drive Fiats
in the 500-mile Liberty Sweepstakes j
here on May 31.
HARTFORD. Conn., Jan. 17.?Trin- j
ity College will play football at !
Princeton October 4 next season.
Three games have been arranged. '
the others being with Amherst, Octo- ;
ber 19, and New York University, No- j
vember 4.
BOSTON, Jan. 17.?Clay Turner j
and Kid Norfolk have been matched I
for another bout at the Armory A. A. j
on February 4. This will be their!
third meeting here. Each has a
knockout victory to his credit.
Jesse Burkett will coach the Holy
Cross baseball team again next spring. !
f^nd one of his Infield candidates will be !
Charles Gagnon, the little Brown half- i
back, whose drop-kicks ajrainst Harvard [
accounted for the 6 to3 3 victory over
the Crimson service eleven late in No
| vember.
KINGSTON, R I. Jan. 17.? Fred
Walker, physical director of the
Newport Naval Reserves, whose un- '
beaten Williams 1917 eleven made
him famous, has signed as athletic j
director at Rhode Island State Col
lege here. He will coach basketball,
baseball and football.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17.-- Benny Leon- ;
and staged a boxing entertainment'
yesterday at his training quarters for |
friends -and Chairman John S. Smith, i
of the New Jersey Boxing Commis-1
sion. Leonard meets Johnny Dundee;
Monday night in Newark.
RALTIMORE. Jan. 17.- Frank Baker ,
conferred here with Miller Muggins, but j
went back to La Trappe without sign- j
ing up. However, he is expected to get;
Into line within a few weeks.
NEWARK. Jsn. 17. Judging from
the advance ssl?v loca! promoters look '
>r at least a $10,000 house for the!
Leonard-Dundee boui Monday night.
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.?Secretary
Walter Hapg< od says that the Bos
ton Braves will train at Columbus.
Oa., this spring instead of at Miami,
Monte Cross, fcrmer star shortstop of
the Philadelphia Athletic*, has signal
to coach the nine at the University of
Maint jn IS 19 for Lie fourth season.
Tris Speaker ha* done such wonder
ful playing throughout hi* baseball
career that It's hard to tell what waa
his most brilliant play at the national
But Spoke says he has no trouble
picking out the most wretched game
he ever played. It was in Cleveland.
"One day, summer before last," says
he, "the upper stands were packed
with people. My first time up I
caught a ball square on the end of
my bat and drove It a mile a minute
into that upper crowd.
"It hit a woman on the head and
I could see them help her out of the
stand. A few minutes later I got the
report that she was dead.
"The report wasn't true. At I didn't
find that out till after the game. I
muffed two flies in the outfield?a
new record for myself?-and I struck
out, helping materially to cost the
Indians the game. Nobody knows
what mental anguish 1 suffered till I
found out the truth."
Georgetown University basket***
will have one more (um before tack
ling the N?ral Academy team **xt
Wednesday. Tonight In Ryan Gym
nasium the Randolph-Macon Col lac*
team will take the floor tvalsit tb*
Hilitoppers in what U expected to bo
a first-class contest.
The Southorn quintet received a
00-to-lB defeat at the hands of th*
University of Virginia last night, and
Georgetown is expecting to duplieal*
tho performance of the Charlotte*
ville lads. , ?
Coach O'Reilly has about settled n
Flavin. Fees. O'Donnell, Sasolli and
O'Brien, although several other prom
ising candidate are still in the run
ning for position*. Th* big ram*
with the Navy next week *n Wednes
day Is taking up a lot of considera
tion at G?orgetown today.
Manager L. H. Dally, of the basket
ball team, announces the addition of
Washington and Lee and the Naval
Auxiliary Reserve*, of New York. f*r ?
the basketball schedule.
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