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"EVEN IF WORK WERE PLAY, A LOT OF MEN WOULD INSIST ON BEING MERELY SPECTATORS," GROWLS SWAMPOODLE PETE
The Times' Complete Sport Page 'Em Orm" Hat Fan* CWUriftf All Orm C^piUl School Sport* Arc ? Fi In Tki. Pm?, ?nd All AS GREATEST IN GAME r NEW YORK, Jan. 31.?"Joe S tocher in the greatest wrestler this country ever ha* produced. His match last night with Earl Caddock was the greatest I have ever seen. It was an honest match and the best man won." Dr. B. F. Roller, of Seattle, who a few years ago ranked as one of the leading heavyweight grapplers in the game and was himself a contender for the title in three championship matches, paid the above tribute today to the Nebraska farmer boy who gained the world's championship by throwing Earl Caddock, of Iowa, in two hours, five minutes and thirty seconds. / "Btocner ia greater in?n r?aim <1otch," continued Holler. "It will l?e <l I oris time before thla country will lind any wrestler who will be ab'c to take Slecher's title away lr?m him." Although according Stecher highest praise, Roller docs not belittle Cud dock. He asserted that Stechcr's twenty-pound advantage In weight and hla greater strength wor? the chief factors that enabled hlni to gain victory over the agile Caddock. It was hla famous body scissors hold aided by a wrist lock, that brought Stecher the victory. Stecher wan a very determined young man. He went about hla tauk with marked determination seeming fo measure every stroke like a wood man hewing down a giant tree. Caddock's speed saved himself sev eral times in the flrst hour, and Cad Uack's lack of sufficient strength saved Steelier as many times. Three times the soldier made cat like moves, and wiggled away from tha deadly pair of legs that gTrdlod him In a grip that made his eyes bulge out. Three times his speed enabled him to come from beneath and put the former sailor on the mat. Most of the time Stecher was down ho was resting, however, and when eevr Caddock was down he had -<is pounds of manhood lying on him with a pressure that made him breathe audibly. He was blowing badly in the late minutes of the match. It was Just as was predict ed. Strength and endurance told the story. Caddock wasn't the Caddock that faced Stecher in 1917. WALLACE GETS IN i Leads in District Title Tourna ment at Pocket Billiards i With Wheatley. Walter Wallace, veteran cue artist, hopped Into a tie for flrst honors in the District pocket billiard title tour nament now In progress at the Grand Central Palace by defeating George Kelchner, 100 to 82. Wallace was In flne stroke and came in under the wire a winner. High runs of 15, 11, and 10 marked Wallace's play. Wallace evidently realized he was up against it and came through in impressive style. Here's how the players stand today: High W. L. run. Pet. Wallace ....... 4 1 25 .800 Wheatley ..... 4 1 18 .W>0 Marks 4 2 35 .667 Kelchner ...... 4 2 17 .667 rtartelmes ..... 3 2 22 .60(1 llenshaw ..... 2 4 24 .333 Freeland 1 5 22 .167 Peaco 1 0 12 .140 There will be no match tonight. On Monday George Kelchner will come back on the table to cross cues with George Wheatley in what prom ises to be a banner attraction. WILLIE HOPPE WIZARD PERFORMER AS OF YORE Willie Hoppe, world's billiard cham pion. plays this afternoon and tonight at Frank Sherman's parlors in H street, showing himself quite the wizard performer as of yore against Charles C. Peterson, of St. Louis. In yesterday afternoon's match Hoppe disposed of Fcterson, 250 to 143, his highest run being 58. He seemed h bit off stroke, but came back In wonderful style in the even ing. With runs of 83 and 81. tlie chfempion won the evening match. 250 to 26. SCHOOL TOSSERS GREASY AFTER TRYING OUT FLOOR Four high school basketball teams and a host of followers had a Journey out to Rrookland and a visit to the Catholic University gymnasium for nothing yesterday afterrton. Reason ? the C. U. gym florr was too slippery to use. Through some error In calculation the floor was libera'ly dosed with the well-known S. O. product with the re sult that the going was so slippery (hat the youngsters could not stand up. Non-skid chains for all players eould not be provided, so the Western tttslness and Tech-Kastern games were called off. C. U. students got busy as soon as It was learned that the floor was in no condition to use. and after dili gently working got things ship-shape ?or the night setto between Catholic University and Bu'knell. EPIPHANY WINS. Rplphany tossera defeated the Gal laudet Reserves by a score of 26 to It In the Kendall Oreen gymnasium last night. Declares Milwaukee Post "Vin dication" of Dempsey Is.Like That of Berger. CHICAGO, Jan. 31.?Hdye Park Post, No. 3, today made public objec tion* to the "vindication" of Heavy weight Champion Jack Dempaey by a Milwaukee pout of the American Le gion. "Milwaukee also vindicated Victor Border." Commander F. B. Flannery aald. "'Vindicating seems to be one of the best thins* they do up there." Dempsey'* appointment to honorary membership and ofticershlp In the Milwaukee post was Illegal, accord ing to Plannery. Legion rules pre vent issuance of honorary member ships, he said. DENVER. Col.. Jan. 31.?Declar ing that the action of Gordon Barber Post, of Milwaukee, In electing Jack Dempsey to honorary membership In the American Legion Is illegal, Leo Leyden Post. <ft this city, where the agitation against Dempsey originated, today forwarded resolutions to the Milwaukee post, saying that a grave Injustice had been done all American Legion posts by the Milwaukee local in placing the stamp of approval upon the champion heavyweight pugilist. The national constitution of the legion bars from membership those who have not served in some military capacity, according to the resolution. HEISMAN WILL HANDLE PENN TEAM, SAYS REPORT The Famous Georgia Tech Football Coach Said to Be Successor of Folwell. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 31.?John W. Heisman football coach of Georgia Tech. will bo the next gridiron tutor at the University of Pennsylvania, it was reported here today. The University council on athletics was said to have recommended to the faculty the release of Coach Bob Fol well. with Heisman to succeed him. BROOKLANDERS WIN; GALLAUDET DROPS GAME Catholic University, at .Brookland last night, staged a winning rally and defeated Bucknell Unlvjysity by 27 to 25. At Kendall Green Gallaudet attempted the same thing against the Johns lfopkins University team and Just fell short. | The Brooklanders made a gallant rally, coming from a count of 1J to 8 against them. Gallaudet's team was somewhat handicapped by the loss of j I Downes and staged a great rally at the close of the game, but could not ' pull up. "Dutch" Weiner, Yale's crack for ward of last year, played a stellar | game for Hopkins. Three long loop ing baskets made by Weiner from mid-floor defeated the Kendall Green lads. GEORGETOWN JOURNEYS | DOWN TO MEET G.W.U. Georgetown University basketers i will Journey down off tlie windswept Hilltop tonight to tacklo the George Washington University Ave on the Y. M. C. A. floor. It will be the first venture of the Blue and Gray off Its own floor this season. George Washington Is hoping for a win. The llllltoppers carried the downtown lads well over the Jumps In the first meeting of the season for both teams before the holidays. < Since that time Georgo Washing ton has Improved mightily. The same thing goes for the Htlltoppers, too, so the battle tonight is likely to be a real struggle. CENTRAL WINS. EASILY. > Central High School swimmers, un- | der the capable tutelage of F. J. Brunner, came through In Impressive style against the Friends' School of Baltimore in the B. A. C. tank In Baltimore yesterday, winning every flrst place In the dual engagement. Central won by 38 to 21. ATE HIMSELF OUT. When the truth comes out. It will probably b* told that Frank Shellen hack ate himself out of the Ameri can league. The White Sox have aold him to Oakland In the Pacific Coast l,cague. Shellenback held tli<e eating record formerly owned by Joe Boehl- I Ing and Ping Bodle Jointly. ARMY MEDICS WIN. Loan and Currency player* were defeated by a 23-to-21 score by the Army Medicos In Kplphany gym naslum last night. SCORES EASY WIN. Adjutant players easily defeated the Marine Corp* basketers by a 7?-to-7 ?core last night. Co*tello, fofr the winner*, got thirteen baskets. Penny Ante AN UNLUCKY WINNER By Jean Knott OH john, I think it IS pBR-F*CTLy WONDERFUL HI MRS SMITH TO LP MB ALU ABOUT yOUR W?NNINO ALL THE MONtV LAST NIGrHT/fJ SHC SAYS YOU HAD the MOST PlEMARKAatX LUCK' AND THAT YOU MOST HAVE WON AT LEAST lWtrvrrv DOLLARS NOW i can BUY that NEW hat 1 SPOKE to you aoout, can't i r HUH. holy SMOKE i I picwt WIN ANYWHEW5 NEAR "TWENTY DOLLARS. MRS SMITH OUOHTA , 'tend to HER ? OWN 0US/ne5s SHE'S TOO PARN OFFICIOUS HA! HA?! MRS. SMITH WILL B6 AS POPUL*? as THE HIVE 3 WITH HIM! Chicago White Sox Magnate Refuses to Join Those Seek ing to Hop Ante. CHICAGO. Jan. 31.?Although there have been quiet rumora that prices for baseball tickets will be boosted at the start of the 1920 season. It seems that Col. II. C. L. Is in for a battle if he tries to plaster any raise on the prices at the White Sox park, and the fellow who intends to fight him is Owner Comlskey of the Sox. Secretary (Jrabiner. of the South Slders. In the absence of Comiskey, stated today that his boss would fight any movement to raise prices. That probably means the two-bit boys will have just as much room as ever, and that the cost of a seat In the pavilion will be SO cents, and in i the grandstand 75 cents, with $1 as the amount required for any box seat. J these figures do not Include war tax. Whether the league ap a whole could take some action requiring Comiskey to raise his prices remains to be seen. In the past, the club owner has handled those things to suit his own individual ease. Comiskey has stood Arm for no ad vance In prices of tickets for more than ten years now, while some of the other magnates have given the cost of seats a tile on several occa sions. At the Sox park the price Is the same as It was when Comiskey started on the South Side, with the exception of the addition of the w*r tax the last two years. No definite action regarding the ad mission prices for this year has been taken by any of the major league owners yet, but it is in the wind that there will be a boost in many parks. The thing has been discussed in formally, but as yet no one has been bold enough to come out and an nounce a raise. GEORGETOWN RUNNERS IN BROOKLYN MEET TONIGHT Georgetown's relay team will be up against it tonight In Brooklyn at the Brooklyn College games. The Blue and Gray will take on such crack teams as Penn. Boston College. Tale and possibly Princeton over the mile route. Joe Connelly, the former Boston schoolboy, however, is expected to make a showing. Connelly had an operation performed on his nose re cently and is thought to have over come a difficulty in breathing, which has handicapped him this year. Connelly as a schoolboy ran a mile In Boston In 4:19:4, and it has been predicted that he will turn figures better than collegiate record figures If he continues to Improve. Connelly will be up against a field of stars tonight if the Hilltop track team Is allowed to mate the going. OH, EDDIE! OH, ED! If Eddie Kynon's challenge to meet baseball writers In golf matches, bar none, could be extended Just a wee bit to lncude sporting writers It wouldn't sound ilk* funny stuff. In clude beside Grant Rice, who Is a mem ber of the Baseball Writers' Assocla. tlon, such syndicate writers aa"Chlek" Kvans, Francis Ouimet. ?ohn Ander son and Maxwell Marston in this world-wide challenge and we'll wa ger one of our iron crosses. PENN MEETS ELI TEAM. Penn Is playing Tale tonight In Philadelphia in an Intercollegiate League game. The Quaker five, cap tained by Raymond Peek, a Washing ton boy, has won seven games with out a loss thla season and recently defeated Princeton In Its first league game, coming from a 1R fo-4 score against it at half time to a 27 to-21 win. ADMIT ROUGH BATTLE. Both the Peck Stars and Aloysltia Club players are willing to admit last night's meeting was rough. Peck Star* won by 27 to 24 in the Peck gymnasium. CENTRAL GOES TO PLAY. Central High School tossers are At Annapolis. Md.. today, playing the Navy Plebe team. HOPKINS MANAGER BOOSTS HIS GAMES Murphy Thinks Indoor Classic Set for February 28 in Bal timore Will Be Great. B. It. Murphy, graduate manager of athletics at Johnn Hopkins University, is enthusiastic over the prospect* of the Hopkins indoor meet, to be he)<l in the Fifth Kesimcnt Armory in Bal timore on February 28. "Entry blanks should be In the bands of all schools, collect*, and clubs In the District today or by Mon day," said the Hopkins manager, who Is also coaching the basketball team. "We are catering to the achool boys, and promise that In addition to the scholastic events the Houth At lantic and open events will be well worth entering. Murphy says he plans to make the indoor meet the biggest affair ever held in Baltimore. Kntrles will close (or the games on the date of Febru ary 21. YANKEES WILL PLAY. Dreadnought A. C. players will engage the Yankees In Alexandria tonight. CHANEY HAS "FLU." Young Chaney, the Baltimore feath erweight, Is confined to his home with an attack of flu and may not re turn to the ring for many weeks. ALEXANDER THE GREAT LOSES FIRST GAME PITCHED IN NATIONAL LEAGUE ^ By FREDERICK G. LIEB. Charley Dooin, Philadelphia National manager, was elated. Hia Phillies, with'Earl Moore and Jack How an in the box, had won the firat twe game* of the infant season on the New York Polo Grounds from the powerful Giants, picked by most experts as the favorites in the 1911 Na tional League race. Charley could afford to be generous. "All right, Pat. I'll let your young wonder try hi* luck tftlnil the Giant* tomorrow," Doolu told Fat Moran, hla coach, on the night of April 13. 1011. "Well don't worry about him try ing hla luck. That young fellow don't need any luck with the stuff he'a got. All he needa la a couple of rune and ha'll make U three straight for us." replied Moran. The young fellow referred to waa Grover Cleveland Alexander, now the Premier pitcher of the National league. Hut "Aleck" didn't get hla National League atart againat the Giants. Early on the morning of April 14. the old wooden atanda on the Polo Groundf wan destroyed by tha moat spectacular baaeball Are In the hlatory of the game, and the next afternoon the "No Game" algn waa bung out on the charred ruina of what had been New York'a famoua baaeball structure. ft* He Karrd Hoat?a. As a reault of the Are, Inatead of opposing the crack Glanta In hla opening hig league game Alexander got hla chance the next day, Aprl> IB, when he waa pitted againat the lowly B> aton Hrave*. Alexander rather disappointed hla tutor, I'at Moran, in his opening start for he blew a 4 to 2 lead In tlull Inning and was defeated In t}e tenth inning by a score of 5 to 4. However, it wa? a muff at the plate br Dooln. the Philadelphia manager, which lost Alexander his ttrst big league game. The lead sent out of Boston on the nlgMt of April 15 doesn't mention the fast that one Alexander was pitch ing hi* first big league game. In fact, "Aleck" wasn't mentioned at all. This Is what was sent broadcast around the country when Alexander broke Into a National L<eague box score: t The Bostons trimmed the Phllliet here today in a ten-inning game by a score of 0 to 4. The visitors appear ed to have victory well in hand until the eighth inning, when two singles, a double, a base on balls, and a sac rifice fly netted Boston two runs and tied the score. "Goode drove a liner against the center field fence for two bases as an opener In the tenth Inning. Her* xog laid down a sacrifice. Mace* pur posely allowed a fly to (all safe In short left fleld, and Goode dashed (or home. Magee made a perfect throw to the plate, but Uooln muffed It and the wlaoing run came over. Curtis wrenched his arm In the first Inning, and was succeeded by Pfeffsr." He Crvdlta Pat Meraa. Alexander gives that (araoui judge and developer of pltchera?Pat Mo ran?much of the credit (or his suc cess. The Philadelphia club picked up the Nebraska* In the (all of 1910 In the draft (or fY60. After a brief trial In the spring of 1010, the Indlanapolla club sent him to Syracuse, where in 1810 he won 20 teamen and lost 14. However, In spite o( this (lne record no club had the ] sense to buy him outright. , | The Phillies trained In Birming ham In the spring of 1011. They are going back there next spring, per haps In the hope o( picking up another Alexander. Pat Moran, who began to go back as a catcher In 1010, was given charge o( the rookie pitcher^ at the Birmingham training ramp, and Immediately recognized the possibilities of the young Nebras kan. However, it was not until on the trip north that Pat was ready to pro claim him as a Jewel: Moran managed the Philadelphia second team on its way north, and Alexander was one ?( I his pitchers. The minor league hlt | tera couldn't touch him, and under i the veteran catchers' coaching 'he ' youngster egan to show better con trol and a more varied delivery. When the two squads re-united in < Philadelphia. Pat grew eloquent over i his And. Moran begged (or a chance 'to show Alek off In the Philadelphia (clty series. The Athletics then were I world's champions, and they (ailed to ' get a hit off Alexander in Ave Innings. Moran caught the young star himself, and the Athletics were full o( praise for his young busher. Beeame a Star at Oar*. After his first iesgue game against Boston. Alexander's career is pretty well known. He wasn't the kind of I Alex the Great is On His Winning Way. (At B?I ?. April il, 1*11.) PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL* AH R. H P.O. A. K. John Tito*, rf. 4 ? 1 t 4 4 Otto (Caaba. Sb 1 ? 4 1 ? | IUuUUrt.lt ... 4 4 4 1 It Sa'w'd Mti?. If ... 2 12 2 1# Doda Pwktrt, cf.I 1 1 1 4 I Fred l<oderua. lb... I I 4 H 1 4 Mickey Doolaa, as.. . 4 1 1 1 > t Charley Douln, b... i 1 I 1 I I UIOVUI ALKXANOKJt. ?... 4 ? 1 1 ? ? Totals IT ? I It 1 BOSTON NATION A LA A8. R. H. P.O. A. K. Joah Clark*. It t 1 4 6 1 4 Wilbur Uoodt, cf... t 1 > I I 1 Charles Hersog, aa.. ? 0 1 4 t 1 Roy Millar, rf 4 1 2 1 ? I W. T Infer Ion. lb. t ? 0 4 I 1 Mill gweaney. Ib.... 1 1 0 2 4 1 Fred Tenney, lb.... t 4 1 1 t 4 Hill Karlden, e 1 ? ? 1 1 ? Cliff Curtii, p. ? 4 ? ? 1 1 Frank l*faBar, p.... 4 ? 1 ? ? ? Tota'a SI i T I* II & ?Or.a out whan winning run wu scored Philadelphia IM1II1M 4?4 Boaton 0 1 t 4 4 1 4 1 ? 1?1 Klrst on error*?Boaton, <; Philadelphia. 3. Left on baaaa? Boaton. 4. Philadelphia, ? iilta?Off Curtis, 1 In one Inning. Pfeffer, T In ? Innings First on ball* ? Of? Pfeffer, 4; Alriaadw. 4. Struck out?By Curtis. 1; Pfeffer, 1; Alexander, ft. Ham flee fly?Ingerton. Home run?Millar. Two base hlta?Tenney, Tttua. Oooda (2). Sac rifice hlta?Knabr. Rarlden, Heru|. Stolen bases?Lobert. I'aakert, (It, Doolan, Mage*. Wild pitch Aleiaadar. Tiros? 2:41. Um pires?Klein aud Doyle. a pitcher to hide himself under * | bushel. Pat Moran'i predictions about Grover Cleveland being a Jewel were borne out before the season wu | two weekg old. In his first year with the Quakers, he won 28 games and lost 13 for a percentage of .683. the most remarkable record ever made by a big league freshman. Only three times since breaklag into the league, Alexander fell below 25 victories, and three times he has gone over 30 a season. The Phila delphia club sold him to the Cubs after he had turned In 94 league vkj tories In thr<* successive seasons. Even after a year In the army and after reporting to his club without any spring training, Alexander again led the league in earned runs last season. Nine of his sixteen victories in 1919 were shutouts. (Copyright. 1924. by Al. Monro Ellas ) FOLLOW THE CROWDS Suits & 0 coats Values up to $35 Look in the Windows of Ready-made Clothiers Look at the Prices of Other Tailoring Shops Mad? 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