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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29. 1922. ' \\ x
11m fMlliflM Times firm the
?porting public the breealest, ap-te
sauff boxing stories, eartoaaa ami pte
tans in Um Capital Bead Jack
Deapsey sad Jim CsrWtt. Is boxiaf
thy kaew wtot'i what y
navy gridiron
dates for 1923
ARE NOT sure
8chedule Maker* Will Start
Their Task With Clean Slate
No Promise# Are Out
m - NNAPOLIS, Oct 28.?Naval
Academy schedule makers
" e~ start with a clean slate
for ne*t seasoh, as there is no
understanding or agreement of
toy kind with any of the teems
Which are on this year's scheduls
*or a game in 1928. The gen
ial impression had been that the
?aval Academy has a working
agreement with several big col
teams for a more or less in
definite number of games. This,
however, is not the case,
?u agreement with
?he- Military Academy ends with
the came of November 25, and
J ^??entatlvea of the service
schools must make a new agree
ment, covering dates, places and
other Incidents before the gams
lor neat year la assured.
The agreement with Pennsylvania
?tate covered only the games of
hit year and this, and 'he con
' tlnuaUon of the annual meeting be
'y*? these fine teams depends,
I ??*?. upon future agreement.
As to the other Important op.
ponents, Georgia Tech. Pennsyl
' Jenla aad Bucknell, there never
has been an agreement covering
more than one year. The Im
pression had been general that
Pennsylvania had agreed to Dlay
at Annapolis In lt21, but this, ac
cording tova statement Just made
by Com. D. L Howard, athletle
officer at the Naval Academy, is
not the case, and a game with the
Quakers next season Is by no means
a certainty.
Have Good Schedule.
However, there Is every reason to
believe that the midshipmen will go
through as Important and Interesting
a schedule as that of this season,
h I* taken for granted that the agree
ment with the army will be made
?nd that it will eover a term Of years.
Aa the navy had the choice of the
Playing field this year, the army
Will undoubtedly have It next year.
It has been presumed that It will
chooee New York, but the facilities
of the enlarged Franklin Field may
pmve so excellent that Philadelphia
is not to be eliminated.
Rear Admiral Henry R Wilson,
Superintendent of the Naval Acad
emy, has told the management of
the team that but one game, in addi
tion to the army game. Is to be played
I away from Annapolis nsxt season. It
Is possible, however, that a game in
Washington,or, Baltimore might be
L considered a home gams, so close are
they to Annapolis.
In fact, the game with Pennsyl
vania State was regarded in this
light this year? and the midshipmen
were allowed to play two other con
tests away from Annapolis.
Msy Play Tijsh Hare.
There Is every reason to believe
thst ths away-from-home game be
? sides the army contest will be
against Georgia Tech. and that It
will be played in Washington.
There has been s very strong inti
mation, In fact, from the Naval
Academy authorities that Tech can
have this game In Washington If
It wants It The game in Annapolis
was a very satisfactory one to the
naval contingent and the wish Is
general that the teams should meet
regularly. Tech. smarting with de
feat, la expected to be very willing
la Play.
Georgia Tech has been throwing
out lines teethe navy for several
years, snd prominent men, Includ
ing membeSr of Congress from that
State, have conferred with the of
flclals of the Navy Department
about sending the navy team to
Atlanta in alternate years.
Jt has .been explained to them
that ths midshipmen cannot take
such long trips, but the effort msy
be renewed before next year. How
* ever. It Is not probable that the
nary team will go farther away
than Washington to meet the
Georgians. v
Penn State's Plan.
The game with Tech In Washing
ton Is more probable from the fart
that Pennsylvania Sta'e has offered
to nlay the mldshiom?n In Annapolis
next seaaen provided ths midship
msn will come to State's grounds for
a Darns on Pennsylvania Day In 1924.
Stats has a big home game for that
occasion in 1921. and Is anxious to
have the midshipmen come there the
next year. The proposition will be
given most serious attention, as
there la a general desire to continue
the series with Pennsylvania Stats.
There Is no agreement with Penn
sylvania for a game In Annapolis In
IMS. but It is probable that the
Quakers will be asked to come here,
and Bucknell will undoubtedly be
given a date If it wants It. 'It has
given the Navy two splendid games
this Season snd last.
It is probahls thst a dats will be
given a good Western team If one
Is avallabls. Ths Unlversltly of Ne
braaka has asked for a date on sev
eral occasions, and so has Centre
College. The fact that the Naval
Academy cannot charge admission
at Annapolis stands In ths way of
large guarantees, however.
They Sell Tickets.
Still, visiting teams are assigned
targe blocks of seats, snd It Is pos
sible for them to ssk substantial
contributions from thoss to whom
they *lve tlcktts. It Is said that
Georgia Tech followed this plan with
eminent success.
The Naval Academv la committed
to ths policy of playing several big
games In add'tlon to t'ie army con
test. Coach Pol well b'llevsa In It.
and so do the great maforftv of
naval people. The course has work
ed well and assures that the Navy
players go' Into the army game
with a splendid fund of experience.
They have been wlnn'ne from ths
army ever since It was adopted.
Admiral Wilson, superintendent of
?the academy. Is a firm believer In
athletics, though he believes In keep
ing a firm hand on certain phsSSi
of It. Hs also wants the people of
the nation to know aa much as possi
ble about the academy, and bs Is
ml the young
Medley of Sporting
Events Is Plan .
For Chicago
flHICAGO. Oct. S&?A '
^ novel interclub tourney
hus been ?rran(fed by the
Ravisloe and Northraoor clubs
in Chicago.
The plan la for fourtean
athletaa *rom Northraoor to
* invade tie other dab's do
main and compete at tennis,
coif, caaino, bridge and base
ball, the return match to be
played at Ravi aloe. Total
point* will determine tfcp
winner. There will be events
for'men and women.
So far as It Is possible without In
terference with the training of the
midshipmen, he believes in their
teams meeting those of the other ool
legee of the nation, bbth at An
napolis and on other fields.
Parochial Basketball
Season Opens Nov. 3
MT. SAVAGE. Md.. Oct. ??.?8t.
Patrick's Rich School, the parochial
school champions of th,e State, open
their basketball season en Friday,
November a. The St.' Patrick's boys
won the State championahlp by de
feating St. John's School, of West*
minster. St. John's Is scheduled to
play in Mt Savage Friday night,
December 1. St. Patrick's is oat to
meet any independent or high school
team In the State averaging 116
pounds. It Is composed of Joseph
Brannon, IB. Murray, T. Campbell,
John Barrett. Euge${ Brannon and
Ryan FarreD. " "*?
The following officers were elected:
James Brannon, musiness manager;
William Keegan, ooach; William
Hopkins, treasurer; Arthur Uhl. out
side captain, and Joseph Brannon.
floor captain.
Dathronomont of Baba Ruth as
Horn* Run King Help*
Roger's Batting Fama.
OLD fans point to tho record
book. In it are printod the
only doadi of graatnass
they aeknowlsdga. Anson, Barnea,
CUrkson, Rad bourne, Brouthers?
name on immortal name. They
moont, it Booma, aim oat in infinity.
And eran if tha veteran flock
will admit Boger Bornaby only to
half-time membership in the Im
mortal Circle, wo moat nominate
him for a front aeat among the
game's greatest The Cardinal
star won hit spars beyond the last
doubt whan ha dethroned Ike
superhuman Babe Bath its home
ran king this year and punched
his way to the batting leadership
of the senior major league for the
third time In" succession.
A star of passing worth can fight
hts way to the top for a season.
Some that are not as tar ahead of
the flock do It for two. But the real
proof of a pure gem come* when
the champion la up there daaling
out two-fisted blows three years In
a row.
Shoots at Wagner's Mark.
Horasby Is the only National
League batsman besides Hans Wag
ner that ever held the crown three
tlmee without a break. The Fly Ins
Dutchman gathered the bay and
olive to bis brow eight times In the
twelve years between 1?00 and 1M1
?tour times In succession, from
1906 through 1#0?.
It Is st this mark of four that
Horns by will ks shooting when he
swings his sah next summer.
In the American League the ease
Staunton Shuts Out
Fourth Class Middies
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 28.?T?
nap one of the gloomiest days In
Naval Academy football 'history the
fourth classmen were utterly out
played by Staunton Military Acade
my this afternoon and defeated 2?
to 0.
The visitors balanced their score
runner In McDonald, at quarter,
though they relieved him for a time
with HU1 and then Sponseller, who
proved worthy substitute*. The Navy
team showed some Indication of a
punch, but nullified it by fumbling
on every occasion when ft looked as
It would gain.
Sponseller recovered a partially
blocked kick In the third quarter
and ran thirty-five yards for a
touchdown. The first and last touch
down was scored by McDonald, whose
running featured while he wa# In
the game.
The plebes were almost entirely
unsuccessful with their passes, but
showed a good dSal of driving powtr
at times, and kept hard at It until
the end.
Distance Runners Is
Problem For America
NEW YORK. Oct. tl.?Whether
America will have the required
strength for the distance runs at
the next Olympic championships in
1984 has many of the Amateur Ath
letic Union officials guessing. Some
say it is up to the smaller clube?
others say it is up to the athletes
Wank TItterton, the president of
the American Distance Ruhners'
Association, Is lgavlng nothing un
done to develop long distance men
and that ha has so Car succeeded
can be eeen by the large number
of members enrolled recently and
the Interest taken tn the spon.
I The American Distance Runners'
Association has been tn existence
only a short time, but they have
held some very important events.
Plans are now being mapped out
for a regular series of runs similar
to those held by the Walkers' Club
of America, and In this way It is
sxpected a team wOI he developed
that win do Justice to the Stars
and Stripes at France la 1114.
la different. Old Nap U]oii had hla
day early In the life of the Johneon
circuit. He roae to the top In 1901,
and then, after a break of a season,
held first honors three years In suc
After that came Cobb. Little more
needs to be said. Tyrus rose to bat
tine supremacy in 1907 and reigned
at the top for nine years without In
terruption. After bowing before
Tris Speaker In 1916, the Georgia
Peach hung up three more cham
plonshlps before yielding to the
prowess of Sisler and Heilman.
And after all these years It was
ths veteran Ty who gave Staler the
hardest fight for 1922 honors. Cobb
headed the Brownie star briefly Just
past the half-mile post, but Sisler,
hitting safely in forty-one consecu
tive games, quickly regained the
pole and breesed under the wire with
something ttf spars./
Honor Enough for Cobb.
And ev?n with Sisler hitting an
unofficial .416 and leading the league
for the second time in thrss years,
there were honors aplenty left for
Cobb. Unofficial flguree in the
West credit the Detroit slugger with
an unofficial average of .400 in his
eighteenth season under the big
tent. ,
The unofficial averages of A1
Munro Ellas?and We never knew
him to slip?give Cobb only .198.
But, be It .191 or .400, Ty must take
a dssp satisfaction in his achleve
ments of the season Just past, man
aging a third place team that evsn
his own friends picksd no better
than fifth, and enjoying the third
heat season of all his Ufe,v as bat
ting averages go?and the most re
markable season Of all when his long
service'In the major league Is con
For our part, we hope the Western
figures are borne out officially. Cobb
batted better than .400 in 1111 and
1911. He has always wanted to add
another .400 year to.his list to tie
the mark of Jeess Burkstt. Jesse
lsd the National League in 1195 and
1896 with averages bsttsr than .400,
but ran ssoond to Bd Dslehanty In
1699. Delehanty took ths crown with
.406 over Burkett'a .441.
Thus It ean be seen that Hornsby
has a high goal at which to aim. Hs
may never aqua! Cobb's mark of nine
years at ths top. but hs at least has
the satisfaction of knowing that ho
Is ths saty man la either 4eag?e wtth
svea a oh ansa.
penn State depends
on these lads
for victory
H ' 'i ' !
At the top ia Hugo Besdek, th esucceaaful
coach. Bight beneath him it Captain Bants, '
ranking with the boat center* in the country.
t1*0** two Iada out at the iaftT Dick Shua
ter, laft tackla, ia on the extreme left, while to
"Hap" Frank, left end. Far over on
th# right, on handa and knees, ia "Tiny" Mc- .
Mahon, the giant right tackle, one of the moat
powerful playera in the country. At the hot
torn, looking like an ancient soldier in hia hel
? w**> .*? Mike Palm, the atar quarterback,*
Who ia capably Ailing the shoes of Glenn Kil
linger. To his right is Harry Wilson, classed
Mnong the hading half-backs of the country.
Th*** P^ysra will be seen in action
against the Navy eleven next Friday at Ameri
can League park.
BOSTON. Oct. !?.?Dick 'Rudolph,
on* of the pitching star* of the 1*14
world ohamplone. hu been uncon
ditionally Nl?Hd by the Brave#.
Ho la looking for a manajrertal berth
In the minora.
Branch Rickey la planning to aell
or trade every member of the Cardi
nals' veteran contingent with the
Virginia Athletic Club football
players and the Camp Humphries
men are playing a eerlee of three
football gamea thla fall for a alhrer
cup. The flrat game ended In a
ecoreleea tie.
Buatneaa rtlgh School freehmen
want fodthall gamea. Raymond J.
Walter la acting aa manager and can
be reached at IMS Thlrrlfcreet narth
Frank Helae ia working out hla
vetarana, of tha Foreign Wars
preparatory to their entrance la
baaketball drelea. Oamea ?IU be
Played la tha National Guard
Matchea la tha Dtatrtct champton
ahlp pocket Millard matchea win
cwnttaue at the Orand Central Palaca
<urtaf the week. The anaafamaata
will ha hold nightly.
Football Came Next Saturday
First Similar Evont in Fff
toon Ysar?.
? ? J . \
Charlottesville; Oct. 28.
TTtRGINIA is looking forward
v to the contest with Washina
ton and Lee Unlvearfty, on
Lambeth .field next Saturday,
which marks the renewal of ath
letic relations between the two
elevens after fifteen years la which
the teams have not played.
Virginia's showtrig nine* the
Princeton came has been none too
good while Washington and Lee haa
made an ezoellent record, especially
In the cameo with Nofth Carolina
State and West Virginia. Bat Vir
ginia's coaches have been centering
their preparations for the came with
the Generals and the Orange and
Blue la fx pec ted to do better Novem
ber 4 than they have done before.
In IBM Virginia and Washington
and Lee played their first same.
Virginia winnlng-by a 4$ to 0 scors.
No more game* were played for 14
years but from 1100 to 1*07 the meet
ing of the two universities was al
most aa annual event? Virginia was
victorious tot each year and held the
Genesate Scoreless "Until 1907 when
W. and L. won by a score of I to J.
For the next year W. and U In
sisted on a game In Lexington but
Virginia held out for a continuation
of the games on the home grounds
where they had always been played.
This made the breach which has Just
been closed after II years by aa
agreement to alternate games on
each home grounds.
In order to accommodate the
crowds about 4,KK) more wooden seats
will be built la addition to the 1.000
prepared for the V. M. L game. Sev
eral special trains are to be run to
Charlottesville, one carrying the en
tire W. and L. student body; another
from Wast Virginia, and possibly A
third from the southeastern part of
the State.
A list of Vlrglnla-W. and L. scores
follows: ' . (
1990?Virginia 46, W. and L. 0.
1100?Virginia 2S. W. and L. 0.
1901?Virginia 29. W. and L. 0.
1(02?Virginia 1?. W. and L. 0.
1901?Virginia 1?. W. and L. 0.
1904?Virginia 17. W. and L. 0.
1907?Virginia I. W. and L. I.
Williams College Is
' Better Than Columbia
NEW TORJC. Oct. >L?With a;
crippled eleven m a result of the I
Yale pme ud minus their Injured
captain. WlUUune College managed
to noae out the Columbia eleven by a
?core of 11 to 1* In a brilliantly played
game to.lay.
The visitor* showed a serine of
oped plays that had the heavier
eleven of the local university at a
disadvantage. MaDoa, the tittle ?w?r
tar, who was acting aa captain, was
the moving spirit in the attack.
Moat of the play* developed through
forward passes, though a series of
onafda kloka in the final momenta pt
play ware responsible for the final
touchdown that gave Williams the
Manager Told Negro H?'d
Carve Out Hie Heart for
Quitting, Write* American.
FROM all accounts ring fallow*
ers will not miss much if
Battling Sihf does ran oat
of hit contract to come here to
ht Kid Norfolk. > Americana
o have soen the Senegalese In
action aay that hje is about the
poorest excuse for a world cham
pion the ring over, saw, not for
getting Ai McCoy and Johnny
Wilton. -v
Tne following extract* from a let
ter from an American sporting man
In clone touch with ring attain In
Burop* throws additional light on
the recent battle between Blkl and
"Some purple faced, aponlectlc
FYench automobile manufacturer laid
me 10 to 1 against Hlki after the first
round. In which George* had made
the black look Ilka a counterfeit
ruble of the Soviets. Mind you. I
didn't make any mistake about that
boy Slkl. I didn't bet on him be
cause I thought he was good, hut be
cause I kpew that Chrpentler was
only a shell.
Of?Mar Mere Shell.
"Chrp has been suffering from
weak lungs and a strong head, and
his opinion of hlmsslf has been in
corresponding Increase to his rapidly
vanishing fighting qualities. I had
Inside Information that he ooukl not
stand training and that one of his
f ' ?*! ? :
hick sparring partners bad reached
him in the stomach and pat him
down gasping for breath.
"This Slkl la the biggest tramp I
ever laid my area on. Ha was so
scared at first that ha was trembling
all over, and he went to tb? canvas
every time Carp took a swing at him.
He was pale green from (right. but
he sot confidence after st#ping a
couple of Carp's right handers with
out being hurt much.
"During the last minute nf the
seeond round Sikl reached Qeorgcs
with left and right swings to the
stomach, and then and there Carp
was done. He loat his footwork and
he began to cover up like an ama
teur. Even then it took Slkl four
morte rounds to finish him.
Wapted to Quit.
"Carp commenced butting In the
fifth ln? the evident hope that the
referee would disqualify him. When
Slkl went to his corner at the end
of the taund be complained to Hell
era that Carp *waa butting. Then
with hla opponent dead on his feat
the black calmly announced to his
manager that ha waa going to quit.
Hellers had to show him a targe
knife and tall him thgt ha would
carve his heart out if lie did not
continue. - \
"I can see that the dear old Ameri
can public ia going to be asked to
pay good money to see a aeeond
rater. We sure ara getting to be
tbe blggeat nation of com eons !n the
world. Let a boxer come from Eu
rope and, although there may be a
score of our boys who can trim hitn
to a fare the* well, he geta all the
"Slid la simply appalled at tbe
prospect of meeting Harry Wlllla In
America. Hie frianda have been'
filling him with a lot of horrible
details at the American negro a
destructive pottors. Slkl told me
yesterday that he would rather meet
Dempeey than Willa. >
"I have tried to impreto HMIei-s
that it would be folly for him to
take on Dempeey, but Hellers Is no
fool. Ha knows that Slkl la a tramp
and he wants to gist one bit fight
with him as he know* that Slkl Is
good for only one shot In America."
Slki appears to be one of thoae
freaks of the ring like Jerry Jerome,
the Australian aborigine, who bait
some good men although he naver
took a boxing lesson la hla life and
refused to do a day'e train.n? far
any of hla battles. Jerome refused
to listen to advtoe and no ona could
manage him. Aa a raault ha never
sussed the mentality to fraap the
tMt that training *a0 coaching
would kelp him to Improve.
Playor Should Settle Well Back
On Heels, Says Former
Hokfer of British TWO.
Recently i m taken to
task for a statement mad*
about the stance and foot
work in golf. My critic left 1dm
s^lf wide open for a comeback and
I want to take a little spaee here
to se^ him as well as otfaem right
on the matter.
I nude this statement: "In
playing golf, it fr quite necessary
for the beginner to settle well back
on his heels in addreesing the ball
and in starting the back swing-No
golfer can hope to get wry far in
Slf who does not settle himself
is way."
Now comes alone a critic who
writes me suggesting that I had
a terrible mistake in making
thi? statement. He suggests that
the player ahoyM he well forward
on the ball of his foot. or. in other,
words, that he should grip the
groand with his tosa. ,
No greater mistake can be made
than la telling the beginner that
this la the way he *ould /tan*
to the ball. The folly of falling
forward on one's toee Js known to
golfer who playe a good
Settle Back to Heels.
I do not wish* to be mlsuader
stood when I aaw that one should
"settle well back on the heels."
By this I do not mean he should
try to holonoo hi me elf oa the
heels, with the toes not touching
the ground at all. I want It made
dear that the whole of the foot
must be used, with a preference
given to the heels.
The common sense In this la
apparent. \ If one is well back on
the heels It is a simple matter to
throw the weight at any time In
stantly on the ball of the foot,
which gives a leverage obtainable
In no other way.
For Instance I will point out
foot-work examples In other sports.
No hard hitter In the prise ring
could settle himself to hit a hard
blow while dancing around on his
toes. One of the hardeet hitters
in the game was Jack Johnson, the
colored fighter, who was known to
move' about In the ring in a flat
footed way. He came up on hie
toes when he needed to put addi
tional strength In the blow, as It
served to give him more leverage.
John L.. BulUvan was a hard hit
ter and pictures of him In setlon
show that he was well set on the
soles of his feet and not ea Ma toee.
Caases Trembling.
1 Babe Ruth does not stand at the
bat perched on the tells of his teer
or on his toes. When he slams U^o
the ball he uses the leverages to
get power, otherwise he would not
be able to hit one home ran, let alone
fifty or sixty during a season.
The expert dancing teacher is not
one who teaches pupil to Jump
around on the toes If he Is trying to
learn the modern day dances. While
on the toee, one gets Into a stiplned
position. It Is neceessry to use the
whole of the foot and when neces
sary riso to the toes. If one will
obe<g-ve the best dancers he win see
that this is correct. Dancing flat
footed Is, of course, tfbsurd, Just ab
surd and ridiculous ss dancing about
on the toes. v
Now I wll) go back to the game af
golf. In addreesing the Jball, one
most be well set?or well planted. In
other worda. If one gets Into the
habit of falling forward. It Is fatal
to success. If one le on the toee or
leaning forward oa the balls of the
feet, the tendency to fall over'Is
great. This spoils many a good
drive. If the player will try hitting
a ball while perched on the toee the
Idea of how eaay It la to fan win be
clearly demonstrated.
Beady for Shock.
If one Is setted well back on thq
heels, mostly with only a pari of
the weight on the hall of the foot, he
Is settled for sny shock that might
come. There le lltle temptation to
fall forward and loee balance. If one
le on the toee It la quite lmpoaethle
to keep the body stUI. There would
be a perceptible trembUng, perhaps
not noticeable to the eye at a glance,
but there Is, nevertheless, enough to
cause one out of ten shots to go
Ons of the most delicate shots In
the gstne Is ths putt. To make a
sacceasful putt one must be well set
on his feet. I have suggested that
th?. best putting stance -Is where ths
weight Is thrown mostly on ths left
foot. The weight must bs on the
whole of the foot and not the baU
of It, because It would cause a
?light trembling of the body, and
even the worat golfer In the land
would eoon find out without having
his stteptlon called tot It that this
was not good for putting.
If this is true In putting It Is also
true In the drive, where one must
be set Just as firmly for a hard Mow.
Let the Body Belax.
I want to caU attention to the flat
footed' players who never come np
on the toss at all. % No success ca"
come out of their itay of playtna.
It would be just aa much of a folly
to play flatfooted ae It would be to
play on the toee altogether.
When addressing ths ball, settle
well back In such a position that ths
body can bs ahsolutsty relaxed If
there Is sny tendency to ten forward,
there Is a strain and ths muscles of
the leg tighten very noticeably. Thta
must be guarded against In golf, ae
the whole body would stiffen lmme
When the olub starts Its back
swing, ths left heel rises gradually
a*d ths foot reetf ea the big toe.
At the top ofthe swing ths weight
le well plsntsd en the right leg. with
pressure bearing against - the left
groat too. At the Impact, the feet
have settled down to the regular
position a?aln. Ths weight, In thle
case. Is not on the tote.
I* this position, one Is an set
tor the blow. If well ssttlsd ths blow
will be dsadly accurate?no "chance"
blow, Just as likely to go wrong aa
(Csr^t^lHt the Ben

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