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8ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 19*2.
Louis A. Dougher, Sid Mercer, IW, Bam Crane, Damon Runyon, five of the foremost baseball writers of the coun try, contribute to The Times sport paces. Read their stories of ths game. BATTERY CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL COLLEGE TEAMS TO BE CALLED OUT SOON WASHINGTON TIMES SPORTS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1922. Tad, Joe McGurk and Jena Knott draw exclusively for The Washington Times. Their daily spoons of h make the sporting psges of this paper a veritable habit with the local fans. The Above Cartoon in Animated Form Produced by International Film Service and Distributed by Goldwyn. The Above Cartoon in Animated Form Produced by International Film Service and Distributed by Goldwyn. COLLEGES LOOK AHEAD TO INDOOR BASEBALL WORK FOR BATTERIES Today's Basketball Card At Central Coliseum?Virginia vs. George Washington, 9 p. m. Preliminary game?Congress Heights Yankees vs. Alex andria Light Infantry. At Ryan Gymnasium?Kentucky University vs. Georgetown, 8:30 p. m. At Gonzaga Gymnasium?Circle A. C. vs. Stanton Ac. C. Pre liminary game?Circle Reserves vs. Leington A. C. 8 p. m. At New Palace?Sullivan's Collegians vs. Manhattans; Reserves vs. Hazel A. C. By BRYAN MORSE. With the basketball season winding up within the next two weeks, college baseball players are beginning to turn their attention to spring Workouts. Georgetown, Catholic University and Maryland will probably call out battery candidates within the week in preparation for the games which will start here the latter part of March. If Washington is blessed with a fine and somewhat early spring there will be enough college baseball to satisfy the rnoftt critical. Georgetown, Catholic University and Maryland are planning big things in baseball and all three will be possessed of unusually good talent. Georgetown as usual will meet-* practidally all of the leading college teams on the Hilltop dunng the early season and will trek North toward the last of the campa*<rn. Maryland Is down for many fine home engagements and Is arranging Its longest baseball tour, which will lake In games as far west as In diana. Chicago. Michigan Aggies, Purdue, Ohio State, and other mid Western colleges. Catholic University is arranging a first-class list of games which will probably be roncluded within the week. All of the colleges here abouts will get into action with bat tery candidates as soon as possible. There will be no change* In the rotrhlnf system at the three uni versities. John O'Reilly Is suffi ciently recovered from his Illness to handle the Hilltoppers. H. C. Byrd will again coach at Mary land, and Charles V. Moran will take charge and coach the Brook landers again this season. With systems pretty well established and with first-class material, the coaches are looking forward to successfni seasons. With baseball a matter of a few weeks, local collages and high schools sre turning their attention to closing out what has been an unusually good year In basketball. Georgetown has an unboaten string of victories and Is meeting the Uni versity of Kentucky quintet In Ryan gymnasium tonight. George Wash ington In nine starts has dropped three games, an unusual record for the Hatchetites. Catholic University, after several reverses, has apparently struck lis ? a neutral court In a tournament stride, where It Is the outstanding ** ?n< W omen's T emper Ends Grid Game With Hair Pulling Women play football in Paris. Just listen to this ac count of a recent game be tween teams of fair pigskin chasers. "A woman's temper brought an abrupt end to a football tnatch at the Stade Elizabeth on Sunday. Excited by the play and angry because the score was going against her team, one of the misses playing at forward in the En Avant team started pulling the hair of every adversary of the Femina Club who came within her reach. "The Femina Club called an indignation meeting in the mid dle of the field, and with the referee on its side prepared to lay siege on the scrappy indi vidual. The game ended with both teams walking off the field." basketball tournament but Central offers the excuse that Its coach will be in the ,north with the Georgetown -University team while the Virginians say they have their schedule full. A meeting between these teams team t>f the lot at present. The Hill toppers will be called upon to meet several first-class quints before wind ing up its year. George Washington has Virginia tonight, Bucknelt and Oallaudet next .week and Virginia Military Institute and Catholic University on its list before closing up its home schedule. Tha Hilltoppers are improved over last season, the same may be said of the Hatchetites, while the Brook landers are now at top speed and can he rated as approaching the, form displayed last year. Episcopal High School, which has suffered hut one defeat this SMMn, meets its big rival today at Kplacopal. when the Woodberry Forest five is met. Kpiscopal has pointed for the game and a first contest Is expected. Woodberrv Forest defeated Cen tral handily about a week ago. There has been considerable specu lation as to the strength of the Osntral and Episcopal teams and an effort has been made to arrange a game between them. It was hoped that the leading Virginia Prep school basketball team and the District titleholder would enter the coming Q. W. U. the present season and would stop the speculation, especially on the part of members of both teams. In connection with the winding up of basketball and the starting of baseball It might be mentioned that the high school faculty advisors have decided to retain the ten-game system for the titular series. The teams will meet each other but once, according to the list, making four high school engage ments for each nine and some ten or twelve contests with other high school and prep school nines. Takes Double Bill. The Kanawha Preps added an other victory to their string when they beat the Capital Silent five in the Palace Hall gymnasium last night. 39 to 11. The offensive work of Blanken featured for the winners. In a preliminary game, the Kana wha Reserves defeated the St. Teresa Preps, 20 to 14. Will Get Pitcher. 'Instead of getting Ernie Kreuger, the catcher, from Brooklyn in the Sam Crane deal, the Reds are to have one of Robinson's pitchers and Dutch Ruether is trying to be that pitcher. \ , WINNING LADS START OFF IN BATTLESTODJy Central and Tech, With New Marks, Co Right on Again for Engagements on Courts. i Tech and Central, winners in yes terday's high school championship contests, are out after mors blood to day. Central is up at Port Deposit, Md., playing a return engagement with the Tome School team. Tech 1 engages the strong Quincy A, C. | team at Liberty llall at 7:30 o'clock j tonight. In the high school engagements both Tech and Central made records for the season. The Manual Train-j ers halted the light Western team by I a score of 32 to 11. Central gained a 33-to-l!t decision over Kastern. It was the first time this year that a winner has scored more than thirty points in the aeries. Eastern gave Central fine opposi tion until Joe O'Pea, the Cap;tol Hill pivot man, wore himself out. Th?ro after, despite substitutions. Central forged right to the front, roach Coi liflower used all his subs for the en gagements. Western was no match for the Tech huskies, who showed Improved form and held the lied and Wh.te boys to three floor baskets. Games will be played Tuesday, and on Feb ruary 28 it is expected that Central and Tech will start In on the final battle of the titular engagement. First String Players Bring Home Victory in Kendall Creen Gymnasium. Virginia basketers showing flashes ?f their real form went In against lallaudet and brought "Pop" Lanl gan a victory by a 33-to-?5 count at Kendall Green last night. The Charlottesville men play against George Washington at the Coliseum tonight and it is a sure bet that they will produce a fine brand of basket ball Judging from their work In the second half of the Gallaudet game. Lanlgan sent his second string In against the Gallaudet lads in the first half. When time was called the score was 16 to 12 in favor of Gal laudet. The first string of play?ys entered the going in the second floor session and climbed until the score was 22 to 16 In their favor. Thereafter Carrlngton, Opplcman and Sexton worked smoothly and came through with a victory. The Virginians showed a vastly Im proved system of play over their performance at Catholic University. Orioles Beaten. Closely contested games featured last night's floor tilts in the Church of the Good Shepherd League. The Stanton Juniors won from the Oriole A. C., 21 to 19. Small's field toss ing kept the Orioles In the running. He made five double-deckers. In the other game, the Good Shepherd Juniors won from LaSalle, 25 to 16. Radlce and Duehring played the best game for the Actors, while Joseph and Collins starred for La Salle. Yankee Juniors After Games. The Congress Heights Yankee Juniors are out with a challenge to all 115-pound baskotball teams in I the District. For games, call Arthur K. Newcomb, Lincoln 208 L, X\ c/ays DaanorL Kfinyort: Our Annual Book Review. BUT one book comes to our desk each year for review. Any others we read, we pay for. It is an exciting book, every chapter filled with furious fight ing. There is a broken nose, or a tin ear per parajrraph. We picked up A. S. M. Hutchinson's "If Winter Comes," the other night and waded through a couple of acres of print without locating a single thrill. We marveled" that this could be a best M*ller. We f?lt sorry for book reviewers who have to feed their typewriters on such truck. We tossed the book aside, and* turned to our favorite story, find ing in the very first chapter the stirrinsr arrative of a four-round struggle between Georges Carpen tier and one Bourgeois, an incident completelly covering Carpentier|s \ start in life back in 1907. It is summarized in one line, as follows: v'Won?Bourgeois, 4 rounds." We turned the page, still follow ing the tale of the brilliant French man. Then we came to another line which caused us to reflect on the futility of words when our author takes pen in hand. Some of the foremost members of the literati in this and other countries wrote miles and mile6 of language trying to tell the same tale that our man tells with one simple twist of his wrist. He sums up the saucer full of folks that assembleld yon July aft ernoon in Jersey City, and he tells neatly and concisely the tremend ous tale that ended with the hero, Georges Carpentier, making an im print of his Greek profile in the resin dust. He does it in a single line, where as it took at least 6,000 words for the most humble member of the literati to introduce his personal "Die line is: ?*K. O. by Jack Denipery. 4 Rds." Author la T. 8. Andrews. THE title of our book is, pro eically, "World's Sporting Record Book, 1922," and the author is T. S. Andrews, of Mil waukee, Wis. The plot of this story is appar ent from the title. Mr. Andrews has been using the thread of this same plot in his books for the past twenty years He has also used many of the same characters, al though of late years we note a dis position on the part of Mr. An drews to get away from some of the old figures that move through his tales. For instance, we are pained ana grieved to observe the passing from his narrative the names of John L. Sullivan and Robert Fitz simmons. We presume, however, that the high cost of white paper has been taken into consideration by Mr. Andrews, something that other authors might well remem ber. m. The fiction interest in Mr. An drews' book is well sustained this year by the usual collaboration of fistic managers, who cover de cisive out-polntings of their younr men with ambigous references to "no-decisions." ? The illustrations are unusually well done, including a photographic pose of Johnny Wilson that gives him the general aspect of a regular pugilist. Ha* An Advantage. MR ANDREWS has an advant age over all other authors ?in that the normal birth rate of the country keeps con tributing to his list of characters. He does not have to depend upon inspiration or imagination. The period between 1898 and 1901 seems to have been par ticularly prolfiic in production in this country, and the crop haa Can't Find Tights to Fit 285-Pound Wrestler STATE COLLEGE, Feb. 11.? College wrestling managers have their problems. Just at present the one that te bothering Man ager Ken Bailey, of Penn State, is how to get a pair oi wrestling tights for Jess Sarson, the Nit tany heavyweight who has been selected to grapple against Le high today. ' Sarson weighs 285 pounds and is only 5 feet 10 inches tall, so it is, indeed, a weighty problem. The big fellow has shown that he can wrestle, however, for he proved more than a match for Tiny McMahon, last year's vet eran, in the recent trials. Special tights have been ordered, but have failed to arrive, and Man ager Bailey is now considering the possibility of having two or dinary pairs stitched together in order to clothe the big fellow for his first meet. just come to Mr. Andrew's hand. Among the new 'uns we note such names as Bud Ridley, feath erweight; Jack L?wler, light weight; Jimmy Mutzy, 130 pounder; Jimmy Tracy, South African heavy: Tommy Carter, lightweight; Frankie Grace, mid dle: Eddie Boehme, lightweight; Spike Henderson, welter; Harry Schuman, lightweight: Willie Green, feather; Al Corbett, ban tam; Hughy Hitchinson, feather; Eddie De Beau, lightweight; George Lamson, light heavy; Frankie Rice, lightweight; Johnny Karr, welter; Charley O'Connell, lightweight: Johnny Rini, 130 pounds; Chick Remick, light weight Dennis O'Keefe, light weight; Steady Steadir.an, welter. PICTURE of Johnny Buff adorns the cover of Mr. "*? Andrews' book. It is Mr. Andrews' custom to thus display the newest and most important figure in his tale. Buff happens to be that. Buff was the only new cham pion of 1921. Dempsey, Kilbane, Wilde, Carpentier, Britton and Wilson kept their titles. Buff, already claiming the American flyweight championship, beat Pete Herman for the bantamweight title. Since the beginning of 1922 Gene Tunney has won the Amer ican light heavy title from Bat tling Levinsky, but Carpentier is still world's champion of that class. Gene is of such recent prominence that he does not even get into the book. Dempsey defended his title once in 1921; Kilbane twice; Brit ton five times; Wilson seven times. Wilde was stopped by Pete Herman, but the battle did not affect his title of flyweight champion. Carpentier did not defend his title of world's light heavyweight champion in 1921. (Copyright, 1(23, by Star Company.) Buff on Cover. RECORDS MAY FULL m HUGE BUFFALO MEET Speediest of Athletes to Com pete on One of Fastest Tracks Constructed. NEW YORK, Feb. 11.?Records are expected to fall like the leaves of autumn when the foremost track and field stars cortapete In the National A. A. U. Indoor champion ships at Buffalo tonight. Not only have the entries of soma of the world's greatest athletes been re ceived, but the further fact that the Buffalo track Is one of the fastest constructed indicates that startling performance# can be looked for. It was on this track that Abel Kiviat, Mel 8heppard, Ted Mere dith and others ran their fastest races, while it was only a year or so ago that Walter Koppisch, then a schoolboy, srot down under 50 seconds for the quarter mile on the same layout. In particular, one record is In imminent danger. That is the two mile mark, which should tremble In the balance from the moment that Jo.e ltay hears the gun until he breaks the tape. Only a lack of competition should prevent Bay from romping off with the record, the way he is running these days. Twenty-one athletes, representa tives of the best in the local dis trict, are being sent to the games from New York. However, there will be two notable exceptions, namely Jackson Scholz of the New York A. C. and Bob McAllister, the flash of light from the Olencoe Club. Both are great sprinters. Their absence will render the task of winning both sprints much simpler for Boren Murchison of the Illinois A. C., although Allen Woodring of Syracuse, and Bernie Wefers jr., New York A. C., have enough speed to head Murchison in either the 60-yard dash or the 300-yard. Notre Dame also has nominated a pair of headliners in Johnny Mur phy, new world's indoor record holder for the running high jump, and Gu8 Desch, who holds the world's outdoor mark for the 440 yard hurdles. By way of reply Benn State is sending on I^arry Shields, its groat distancer; Johnny Bomig, another of the same per suasion, and Harold Barron, who finished second In the Olympic hurdles. Ono of the big moments of the game will be the meeting of Co lumbia University and the Illinois A. C. in the medley relay. To win, Koppisch, Marzolf and Graeb, Columbia's first three runners, must figure to Rtart Walter Higgins off on the final leg In the lead of Joie Ray. This will be no simple matter, in view of the fact that the Western team has Murchison. Stout and French as running mates for the great ltay. Two Games at Palace. The Manhattan A. C. will put on a double liasketball program at the New l'alace gymnasium tonight. In the main event the Manhattans will oppose Jack Sullivan's collegians. The Sullivan outfit is composed of former college players. The pre liminary will be between the Man hattan Reserves and the Hazel A. C. Park Views Win Two. The Parkview A. C. scored a double victory, the Regulars swamp ing the Capital A. C., 52 to 11, and the Midgets defeating the Liberty A. C., 22 to 11. C. W. Girls Play. The George Washington Univer sity sextet Is sceduled to p'ay the Fredericksburg State Normal School girls at tho latter plac* tonight. ATHLETICS HOPELESS MESS, PIPES GRASSHOPPER DUGAN BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 11.?Joe Dugan, during a brief visit hera today from his home in New Haven, Conn., stated that he expects Boston to swap him with either New York or Detroit, but was will ing to play with any team in organized baseball except the Philadel phia Americans. "I have resigned from that team for life," Dugan stated. In a most emphatic manner he expressed his bitterness toward the Athletics, Connie Mack, and the Philadelphia scribes with eaually candid statements. He described **the miserable nightmare" of last season with Connie Mack's aggregation, explaining his departure in midseason from the tail-enders. "In the spring of last year,"* stated Dugan. "the Athletics looked the best of any time during the four years' them. The Charles. La series with period I played with club returned to Lake . to train, and In our the Cardinals, Phillies and Giants the outfit certainly seemed to have taken on new life. We beat the Giants two out of three games, trimmed the Ph'Ulles three out of five and won five out j of si* with the Cardinals. "The Philadelphia sporting writer* began referring to us as the 'dark | horse' ot the American League. As | things turned out, we became so | dark nobody could find us and last; fall ended at the bottom of Ban i Johnson's pile of ball teams. 11 don't just know what was the mat ter with the club last season. I had a good season at bat, hitting for .295, and. like every one on the A's, had a mess of home runs. I made ten or eleven. "I had a pretty f&ir year In the field. But the club got into spells of losing ball game* one after an other, and it seemed tfcat regard less of how hard some of us battled out there on the diamond, we al ways came out on the wrong end of the score. "Jumping" Joe Dugan Signs Contract With Red Sox NEW YORK, Feb. 11.? "Jumping" Joe Dugan, the Amer ican League's grasshopper in fielder, came to town yesterday and affixed his signature to ? contract for 1922. He recently asked for a salary of $10,000, and it is thought he succeeded in coming close to that figure in his discussion with President Frazee. This thing happening repeatedly pot on my nerves. I am sort of temperamental anyway, and bo came discouraged. Then the fans started razzing the team, and this didn't help matter* along. I told Connie Mack jnst how I felt about things. "I made It clear that I was dis gusted with trying to put forth my best efforts on the diamond and get ting nothing in return but a raz zing from disgruntled, rooters and criticism from the press. There was no inspiration to make good. Con nie argued against my ideas and I became considerably worked up. I told the A's chief that his club could stay In last place for the rest of its natural existence in the Amer ican League baseball, but as for myself I didn't Intend to be among those present. "I left for New Haven, and was so disgusted I didn't care just what kind of comment my, action created. It created plenty. Phila delphia scribes called me 'Disap pearing Joe,' and some other things no so complimentary, but for a few days I didn't care what they called me so long as it wasn't buck to the Athletics. "For four seasons I had given the best ball In me to the Ath letics. The other fellows <m the team seemed to he doing likewise, and I couldn't Just dope it out why we should he such a hopeless isess as a baseball club. "After 1 had remained away about a week I calmed down and decided to make the best of a bad assign ment. I rejoined the <>|uh In Philly und gave my best efforts in finish ing out last season. Besides, I had a hunch that I was going to lie traded. My hunch uliout the trade came through, and now I'm the property of the Bed Sox. "I confidently expect, that the Red Sox intend to trado me to De troit or to the Yankees. Of course, I would prefer to play in New York and for the Yanks, but if I am sent to Detroit I'll be satisfied and do my best. Anything hut the Ath letics or Connie Mack. I'm off them for life." Manager Duffy today emphasized the fact that regardless of how hard the Yankees and Detroit clubs try to got Dugan from him they are only wasting their time. L SAKS HIS pit IT Yankees' World Series Pitch-1 ing Star Also Wants Longer Term Contract. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 11.?Walts Hoyt. the young pitcher who starred for the Yankees in the last world series, has not signed his contract. Furthermore, he admitted today, that he was a holdout. Asked if he had signed, he replied: "No, I have not, and I do not in tend to unless the figures ars changed. I have received the con tract and was greatly surprised when I found that the salary offered was $200 less than I received last season. I am probably what you call a hold out. 'I have had two conferences with officials of 'the club, but have not reached any agreement." "I was told," young Mr. Hoyt con tinued. "when I asked for an explana tion of the cut that the wrong con tract had been sent me and I was offered additional figures, but they didn't quite com.e up to expectations. Furthermore, I want a two or three year contract. I was tendered one for a year." Hoyt Is on his honeymoon, and has been visiting Atlantic City* Franklins Meet. Baseball players of the Franklin A. C. will hold a meeting Monday night at 2309 N street northwest. James Butler, who successfully man aged the Terminal Taxi team sev eral years ago, will lead the Frank lins. Tecarr is III. Bob Tecarr, the Jersey City southpaw, may lose his chance to go South with the Yankees. He Is confined to his bed at Tarrytown. N. Y., with a severe attack of pneumonia. Only Two In Lin?. With the training season almor nt hand, only two of the Pittsburg' Pirates have signed for 1922. The., are First Baseman Grimm and Out j fielder Carson Blgbee. Peerless Challenges. The Peerless A. C. five would ltks to arrange games for Monday and Tuesday night away from home. Phone George A. Simpson, Main JB2#. branch 644, between I a. m. am' 4 JO ?. m.