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j HIGH SCHOOL SQUAD -f-1 fT| i » • a Tf—| • 0 ^ THE ONE WEAK SPOT j irss Jt1 ans Eager ly A wait First Big Game ss.-tg-wi ..*.............. ... WEAK SPOT IN TECH TEAM STRENGTHENED BY PREP former Stone Mountain Gridiron Star Matriculates and is a Certainity at Left Tackle—Regular Backfield Decided Upon—Preas and Long Sure of Positions Atlanta, October 15.—The stock 6f the Tecta Yellow Jackets for the present foot ball season baa taken another rise until it is now rated about par. The one hole in the machine has been effectually PiiAed up. Hugh Mauck, the giant athlete, whom Atlanta fans will remember as center »»f the Fifth Regiment basketball team for the past three seasons, has matricu lated at the school and is out for the football team. Mauck is a veritable white hope, lie weighs 225 pounds and is 6 feet 5 inches tall, and strong as an ox. For a man of his build and heft he is remarkably fast and should prQve a tower of strength to the Jackets. Mauck has had some football experi ence, being the star lineman of the Stone Mbuntuln eleven a few years ago. Since then he, has been working in Atlanta, being desirous of rising in the commer cial world Mauck is taking a commercial course at Tech. The Jackets’ backfitld of Patten. Mc Donald, Cook and Johnson has received the O. K. of the coach. The right side of the line, with Means at guard, Nance at tackle and COshirian at end, has also been O. K.’d. bang at left guard and Preas at left end were also O. K.’d, but Rainey, be tween them, while an earnest, energetic, willing player, was too light for the po sition, and this was considered the hole. Mauclc will fill this gap and should do it well. Mauck will hardly he, in condition to play against Mercer bn Saturday, but should round to in time to take the trip to Florida the following Saturday. With the acquisition of Mauck the per manent lineup of the Jackets has been just about settled, though, of course, the other players on the varsity squad will be kept there and used as subs through j out the entire season. * The first string lineup of the Jackets in subsequent games, barring injuries, will probably Wfe as follows: Loeb, center; Means, right guard; Lang, left guard; Nance, right tackle; Mauck, left tackle; Cushman or Hayes, right end; Preas, letft j end; Patten, quarter; Cook and McDonald, halves, and Johnson, full.' I E. and T. Montague, Fielder. Smith, Lucas, Reifsnider and Thomason Will be the backileld subs, with all of them sub ends as well. Trawlck, Alexander. Qo ree, Rainey, Rivias, Spence, Smeed and Beard are the sub linemen. There are also some others who are showing prom ise whose names are not remembered, at this writing. Coach Heisman put the Jackets to work with a vengeance yesterday afternoon. A long signal drill and a still longer scrim mage was engaged in. This will be also i the programme for Thursday. Friday will be given ever entirely to signals. ! Saturday the Mercer Baptists will play the Jackets at Grant field, and there is ' sure to be a merry battle. ... BOSTON GOLFERS V/IN FIRST HONORS IN MEMPHIS MATCH Memphis. October 15.—Tom McNa mara and M. J. Brady of Boston, with a score of 141, won first honors today In the 36-hole best ball foursome pre lude to the open championship tourna ment of the Western Golf association, which will start over the Memphis Country club course tomorrow morn ing. Fred McLeod, Chevy Chase, and Btewart Maiden, Atlanta, tied with It. B. Hiiripson, unattached, and J. B. Simp lon, Milwaukee, for second place, one stroke behind McNamara and Brady, and likewise two teams, Dave Patrick and George Bingley, Memphis, and Her bert Strong. Long Island, and McDon ald Smith, New Rochelle, were tied with the best score, 143. The Boston pair played rather ordi nary golf on the morning round, tak ing 73 to negotiate the 18 holes, but in the afternoon made up for the deficien cies of their morning play with a 68, two strokes better than the second best 18-hole score turned in by the Bimpsons. McNamara especially played brilliant golf. Of the two teams tied for second, McLeod and Maiden played consistent ly, with cards of 71 for both rounds, while the Simpsons required 72 for the morning round but finished the after noon in 70. Patrick and Bingley made the first round In 71 and the second in 72 and Strong and Smith made it In 72 and 71. In all 21 teams competed in today's match. Play in tlie championship match will start at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning over a course, at all times fast, groomed to Its best and unless all Indications fail with weather conditions ideal. John Gatherum, Blue Island, and Dave Wil i son, Hartland. Wls., will be the first pair ft drive off and will be followed at five minute intervals by the other 2d pairs in the first lap of the 72-hole match. Thirty-six holes will be played ( tomorrow and the match finished Fri-j day. Of the 60 entrants 15 are amateurs. McDonald Smith, present holder of the western open title, will have as his partner M. J. Brady of Boston. Lexington, K>'., October 15.—Anvil, driven by the veteran “Pop" Geers, easily won the Oastleton cup, the fea ture of today’s Grand Circuit races, beating Cheney, the famous little Tex as mare, in straight heats. A gold cup donated by David M. Look, owner of Castleton stock farm, was presented to Mr. peers. The 2:11 trot went to five heats and was won by Redlae, Jr., after the son of Redlae had lost the first and third heats. The pacing division of the Kentucky Futurity, a two-horse race, was won by Ilomer Baughman iff straight heats j from Tilly Tipton. The 2:16 pace was won in .straight] heats by Great Scott. 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Boys’ calf and gun metal calf shoes, extra heavy soles, buttoh and blucher styles. Quite a <' number of stylish, serv- > iceable leathers, d*Q at . See Windows on Third Avenue $8.35 W Mobile, Ala. Account Southern Commercial Congress. Tickets op sale October 24-25-26, 1913, with liberal return limit. J. H. Settle, D. F*. A. B rmlngham, Ala. R s [crimson and white stars H. VANDEGRAAFF These two backfield Stars of t likely shoulder most of the offensi which will be played in Birmingha plungers and the supporters of th that they will give a good account o LONG he Alabama gridiron squad will very ve work in the game with Georgia, m next Saturday. They are good line e Crimson and White are confident f themselves in the clash with»Georgia aggregation. HIGH SCHOOL ELEVEN PREPARING FOR BIG GA ME Each clay the time draws nearer for the big game of the prep schools of Alabama. The students are showing their spirit by practicing all the old yells that in timeH gone by helped the boys of High school to win against heavier and faster opponents. If one should wander through the school while the cheers were being practiced he would imagine that he was in the midst of a big football game. He would hear that famous nerve-racking "Where is Marion? in the soup" and others as strenuous. Coach Courloux, too, is preparing for Saturday’s game. Hq. has run the team through to hard scrimmages this week, one againstr Owenton and one against Howard. Howard, however, held High school closely, knocking out sev eral valuable palyers. Roach, brother of the subtackle at Alabama, 1b showing up splendidly. Even with several bad bruises picked up in the last week he is clearly out playing the older and heavier men try ing against him. Lowman will be out of the game Haturday, as he is suffering from a severe case of Charley horse. The High school eleven has made a strong showing this year, playing the all-star team to a 0 to 0 tie, and de feating the Howard reserves 6 to 0, but the team is not as strong as that of last year’s, and Marlon would prob ably be overwhelmingly the favoriate if it were not for the well known fighting spirt of High school and for the fact that the High school boys will j be playing before their home folks. Slugging of Mackmen Due to Their Ability to Catch Signals, Says Dobbs Chattanooga-, October 15.—(Special.) The terrific speed with which the Ath letics drove balls through the Infield was one of the most, conspicuous features of the world's series Just passed and the most generally commented on. Time and time again the Athletics' batsmen hand cuffed and practically upset Giant in flelders with scorching drives. Of course this is partially explained by the fact that the Mackmen are heavy bitters, but this is not the only reason. One of those commenting upon the Ath letics’ terrific Infield smashes, since the world’s series, the other day, was Johnny Dobbs, and the boy leader had a ready solution for the mystery gained from (personal observation of the Athletics’ play. According to Johnny, the Athletics, one and all of them, are possessed of a fac ulty for catching battery signals which is almost uncanny, and when they do eatch them, what is the result? Just this ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••«•••••••••••••••«••••••< —the hitters pass up the curve balls and floaters and murder the fast ones. “I happened to be In the stands when the Athletics were playing in St. Louis,” said Johnny, in speaking of the matter. “Joe Lake was hurling for the Browns and he had a spitter breaking In fin© shape. For a few innings the Mackmen popped the spitters and then they began to let them go by and laced the fast ones for the four corners of the earth. The matter was simply this. The Mack men had caught the signal which Lake was using to designate the real spitter and they were letting it go by. With the fast ball it was different. “While on the bench,” says Johnny, “the Athletics never talk. Every man sits quietly on the bench and watches the game. Pretty soon a man will grab the signals and quietly tip it off, then the hitting begins.” It might be of interest to remember that Baker's home run this year came with Collins on base. When it comes to catch ing the battery slgnuls Eddie Js better than Chief Bender. Baker met a fast | one and he stepped into it with perfect ' assurance that it was a fast one. CASUALTIES IN FOOTBALL LARGE Records Show That New Rules Do Not Lessen the Chance of Injury Chicago, October 15.—The weekly list of football injuries is appalling as compared with records of “casualties" In combats of 10 years ago, according to an authority on the gridiron game writing today In the Chicago Dally News. Despite the new rules, many of which were designed to eliminate roughness and lesser, chance of injury, the “new” game makes the "old” look like a parlor pas time, he says. The critic^ does not bluiue the present code or method of play for all Injuries, but says the changes develop In part. He cites the Instance of one university of Chicago player weighing only 142 pAunds, who went through four seasons under the old rules, carrying the ball more than any other players on his team and yet asked for “time out” only once. Several years later a successor to this player, weighing more himself but oppos ing men of less weight than the "old timers,” was taken out in his first college game suffering more bruises than the first named got in bis whole career. JEFF TESREAU WILL BE MARRIED TODAY New Tork. October 15.—Charles Mon roe Tesreau, the New York National league club’s huge pitcher, familiarly known as ‘‘Jeff.” got a license today to marry Miss Helena Elizabeth Blake of New York. The wedding will take place tomorrow. Tesreau will be the third member of I the Giants to marry during» three weeks. The future Mrs. Tesresni Is a Stenographer. IECH ELEVEN Atlanta, October 15.—Negotiations are now In progress between the management of the Georgia Tech eleven and the American club of Havana, Cuba, for the Jackets to go to the Island capital dur ing the Christmas holidays for two games. Tulane, of New Orleans, made this trip until a year or so ago, when relatione between the Cubans and Iioulsianuns ceased after difficulties on the field ot play. The trip would be a novelty for Tech and would give both the football reputation of the school and its name as an educational institution invaluable ad vertising. The Money He Saved From the St. Douis Republic. "Dill he leave his heirs anything?" “Quite a neat sum. He's the fellow who faster! 5t! days before he died." The Squad Possesses Speed, E Experience. Outlook Promising '* Charlottesville, Va., October 15.—Speed, | weight and experience is the rare com bination of qualities which Coach Warren ; has secured in his 1913 Virginia varsity. The team as it now stands is a well-bal anced machine of men physically tit. The alumni coaches who have been working with tlie team all say that the team this year compares favorably with previous winning teams turned out from the uni versity. The team was built around seven let ter men and there is really only one new man on the lineup. White, at left end, was not out for football at all last year. Hay, at half, is making his first appear ance on the team, but not on the squad, as he has been working with them for the past two years, last year and the year before he was hurt early*'in the season and could not continue. All the rest of the men have had a year or more train ] ing, either on the team or on the squad. This experience is a gi\at asset to the players and to the coaches, who are not compelled to build a team out of green material. The weight of the team is centered in Nhe line, which has an average weight of 187 pounds. The ends weigh 165 and 167, they being the two lightest men on the team. Brown, a lpl-pound center, is Hanked by a 216-pound tackle on one side and #a 222-pound guard. The weight of i he backfleld is lt'»9 pounds as an average. Hay, the heaviest man in the backfleld, weighs 177. The weight is w?ell distributed and gives the team a good balance. The average of the whole team is 180 pounds. The backfleld is the speediest seen in action on Lambeth fldM in some time. Mayer, at one of the halves, is a 10-sec end track man, and Gooch, at quarter, has shown his speed in his broken field running. Landes and Hay, the two heav ier backs, have failed to show any slow ness so far. The lightning work of this backfleld has featured the Kameg played so far by Virginia. The *tdo ends are speedy in getting down under punts. White Is probably the fastest man in the line-up. In all probability a good substitute backfleld can be formed with Coleman, Plannagan, Speer and Randolph, but * second string line is not# there. Primar ily, there is no weight outside the regu lars. Georgetown and Vanderbilt are feared most on this account, because it is these games that will give the forwards their most severe test. If Warren and Varner cannot develop more linesmen, the games will be a gamble purely and simply on the endurance of the inner, quintet. The Team Is Unprepared for Approaching Battle With Mississippi • • - New Orleans, October 15.—Tliat the Tu lane football team will have a pretty tough job on their hands when they meet the Mississippi college on the Tulane Sta dium next Saturday seems to he the out look as far as the “dope” is concerned. The Mississippi college boys played a 14-13 game with the Mississippi “Aggies,’* and according to that they must be a pretty husky bunch of pigskin artists. On the other hand, while Tulane won the game from the light Jefferson college team last Saturday, Jefferson outplayed them and might have won the game had it not been for several costly fuihbles. Of course, the Tulane men had had but very little practice, and us far as hav ing worked together as one particular team had no practice at all, as they were at all times trying out the men indi vidually, and in various mixed squads. Coach Hoffman will put in his time this week getting down the actual team work, and by next Saturday a great deal of Improvement may be expected from the men. Especially so, *as the coach has not yet picked his varsity line-up, and will probably not do so until after the game next Saturday. Emmett White, who made such good showing last year in the L. S. U. game, as left end on the Tulane team, is out again this year, and is expected to do some good work for the local collegians. Brewton’s Mayor Grants Requests of Men—Sent Back to Atmore Montgomery, October 15.—(Special.) Work of repairing city streets offers few er attractions to Brewton convicts than labor about a turpentine camp, even though the camp be operated by tho Hux ford-Orvln Naval Stores company, hence the Brewton convicts have asked to be returned to Atmore. At Brewtof fhey were compelled to work tin* streets under the "honor” system, but they longed for the smell of the turpentine, to hear the rustle of the wind in the tall pine trees, and to inhale the ozone of the great for est. Therefore, they requested Mayor i Leon G. Brooks, municipal head of the city of Brewton, to return them to the i Huxford-Orvln turpentine camp. Their request was reinforced by a strong appeal from the Huxford-Orvln Naval Stores company, from whom the convicts had been taken at the request of the gov ernor, following the many revelations of cruelty at the camp. Moreover, the com pany offered to pay the fines of all the conv.es and to take them back as free laborers. Mayor Brooks yielded to the double re quest, and the street workers, who had grown weary of the "honor” system and who sighed for the smell of turpentine and the great pine forests, were re turned to Atmore as free laborers. Mayor Brooks wrote the governor fully in regard to the matter today. Tin; head of the municipality of Brewton expressed Ids surprise that the convicts had pre ferred to go back to Atmore, but said there was nothing else to be done on his part, particularly since the company had paid the tinea of all the prisoner*. DERRILL PRATT ARRIVES IN CITY FROM ST. LOUIS Local Boy States. That His Rowdy Tactics Were Justifiable, as He Had Been Grossly Insulted—St. Louis Papers Sub stantiate Him in the Assertion—Manager Rickey Also Supports Him DerriU Pratt, the local boy, who has been starring during the past season with the Browne, arrived in the city yester day morning from St. Louis. The past year has been the best in bis career, as he not only led all of his team-mates with tlwa w’lllow, but participated in more games than any other player in either of the major leagues. Pratt was very reticent in discussing his recent trouble in St. Louis, during the inter-city series between the Cardi nals and the Browns, but he stated that his actions were Justifiable as ho had been grossly insulted with remarks which would make any man with self-respect to take decisive action. That his actions were justified is sub stantiated In the following article from one of the St. Louis papers, headed “Pratt Resents Insult From Cards’ Bench”: Derrlll Pratt proved bis irmnhood in the fourth inning of the first game of yesterday's double header. While the Brownie second baseman stood with his back to the Cardinal coop, arguing with Umpire Hildebrand over a decision on a drive down the fir SI -base line, one of the Cardinal players addressed a vile remark to Pratt, using an obscene name. DerriU wheeled quickly, dropped his glove and ran to the Cardinal dugout. He seized Vlnn Beck around the neck with his left arm apd drew back to strike with his right. Before Pratt could land other Cardinal players caught his arm. The Browns flocked from their coop to the scene of the trouble. The fans also rushed on the field. After a short time several policemen appeared and chased the crowd back into the stands. The players congregated around the plate, where Pratt continued his argu ment with Hildebrand. When the um pire banished the second baseman from the game Derrlll became stiU more fu rious and several times tried to spar with Hildebrand. Rickey finally quieted the southerner and Prtftt went to the bench. Trouble Arose Over Decision The trouble arose from Hildebrand's decision on O’Leary’s hopper down the first base line. Though it was plainly a foul and hit Pratt In the face while that worthy was sprawled over the base line the official ruled it a fair hit and O'Leary took two bases. After the first game Pratt declared lie was almost sure the voice that called him the name belonged to Lee Magee, lie rushed to the 'bench looking for Magee, he said, and mistook Beck for him. Magee and Beck resemble each other. Pratt declared he was sure from what ho knew of Beck that he did not mako tlie remark. He apologized to Beck and declared he would settle with Magee after the second game. However, at that time his teammates took him away from tho park without further trouble. The Cardinal players could not agree as to the Identity of the man who 'In sulted Pratt. Beck, while in Pratt’s grasp, protested that he had not so much as opened his mouth. A few moments later Rickey demanded that the Cardinal player who spoke to Pratt should oe chased. Rickey charged Lee Magee with the re mark, but Lee denied It. Huggins then declared Be?k was the troublemaker. Other Cardinal players later said that Magee was the guilty person. Rickey Explains 'Tt was an unfortunate affair. Pratt was provoked by the hastiest remark I ever heard," said Branch Rickey, Pratt is a high-strung southern gentleman. In his four yours of baseball playing this is the first time he has ever given occasion for discipline by an umpire. "Umpire Hildebrand promised me that Pratt would be allowed to play in the second game. Immediately upon this promise I removed Pratt from tlie first game. I found to my surprise that Mr. Huggins strenuously objected and stated that he would not proceed to play the sec ond game if Pi*att. was in it. Mr. Hilde brand explained the situation to Mr. Huggins to no avail. Without Pratt T was terribly handicapped. However. J am glad we played. My men were keen for an other game. T ant sorry we could not finish tho series." NATIONAL BILLIARD LEAGUE DISBANDS Kansas City. October 1.V —-The na tional amateur three cushion billiard league, organized 111 has disband ed, according to an announcement to day by John Kllng. the baseball play er, who was one of the league’s found »is. The league Included New York. Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn, Chi cago, Ht. Louis, Pittsburg and Kansas City. All the cities except Pittsburg, Kllng said, had voted against contin uing tho organization. L. A. Curtis of Boston was president. 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