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Doc Avers May Not Report to Washington Club
Won't Report to Wa^huigtoa
Club Until After His
College ( lusts.
KEEPING IN GOOD CONDITION
Works iu Cyinnasiimi Kvery.
]>ay?May i unic to Rich- 1
Ht 1.1 I \l \ I HI M I
dm** ?infflih and his Washington
rluh. will vt.y probably be depr'ved
?f the. ?? rvices' o.' Uoetor William Vari?
ety Ayers, during the season of 191?
Onffith wants Ayers to report to Char
; jtU'KVilh. where the Nationale air
eure to 'rain, and Ayers refuses to
report. Tnat's where tiie two lock
Griffith la looking for a pitcher and
t>< lieves he has found one in the local
t-lar of the Richmond team laat Sea?
gate, A>crs a looking '"< bla M D
degree, abd can't ?juite reo his way
t lear to ciuit school until after the ex
4initiations. When he received a let
Ter from Griffith asking him to report
he had a talk with Secretary Bradley,
of the local outfit. Nobody knows
.'ust what that talk amounted to ao
far ae Richmond la concerned, but H
7ii very' definite so fsr as the
doctcr had any part In 't.
Ayers maintain* that hie chief aim
in life Is to be a doctor and try and
help those of us who may be suffering
lrotn phyalcal aiirtents ye like* base,
hail and la willing to play baseball,
provided he can fr/st ;inlsh hie course
in medicine. Grlfitii expects to take
hie club to Charlouesvllie sometime;
toward the latter part of February.
Ayers'* school toes n't close until
May?quite a difference. The embry?
onic sawbones is not going to put
baseball before hie profession, so un?
less Gr.fnth is wining to accept him
after th* scho ll season Is over there
will be nothing def)ig
Keeps in . oaditloa.
The sttbway Hinget Is keeping In con?
dition all tiie tuns He has always I
been a lsd of exegplary habits and j
worka In the gymfcbium all of the
time. In addition le will work ?m I
v ith the Colis wcea they repjrt- He!
thinks this amount \ ' work -.vi'l pot]
him on eijual terms dith tbe Washing- ;
ton rerrults who mar be getting into j
condition in the hillspf ?Jharlottesvtlle. !
At any rate.- he has*tnformed Griffith
t at the only condlbin upon which
> ?-. will join the Washington club is
that be be allowed: to continue his
(Continued on _
10 USE CROUCH
That's What Mike Murphy SaysJ
and He Has Reason
New York. January 4?As the result
of an investigation in regard to the
first user of the croudi start for foot
runners, made by several followers of
athletics in this .lclrsty. It haa been
ratber definitely settled that J.mmy
Kyan. a former Irlsti amateur, who
later rau a numker "of professional
races in the B>1 was the first man
to put t?e nowacofpted best styl.
of starting into Jae.
M. K. K:t;l--rn,n "f Cil^ornia. one]
?>f the fastest sirir.ters of his. time. I
stated that Ryai in all of his con?
tests west of the rto? hies and prior to j
1M4, adopted tie ?all-fours" style,
and. as it had rot be?n mastered b>
any other "ped'' it that time, he was
said to be in ? class by himself at
what aas then onsidered a peculiar
style of starting.
Acknowledged O be a yard and
Iralf better than ajy sysf-tn of getting j
away from the nark which has ever]
been used, the 'ersuch." when proper?
ty used, has the advantage over the
atand-up style of enabling a man to]
hold bla mark ttr a great-r period,]
get a atroncer puihaway. and get in?
to his running n k.
Prior to 'ts apparance the nearest I
approach to the "ecueh" n th. mat?
ter of getth.g into act.on ?joickly was
that which sarrant d a man s running
out of h:? ole- 'rorn the back leg.
which was slmpv the down start
?tat..'lng. Thla sty. was hut little
used, most runner* ?ffertlng the "dab."1
a peeking sei ion wth the forward leg.
after which the bade leir had to come
tkroagh. This lattir sole compelled
the ranner to male- two movements!
In oreVr to do what the men running'
front his b.tr's leg did in one. w'rs
?be reeolt that 'lie i?ar of che latter
atyte was into his ainnlnjr a ya?d or
more to thr good at the us?r of th'
There have been npny claimant* to
tee dlst!n>t"?>: of nventor of the
?crouch.' which M bought to have
been esweovrred by sfme one who had
a penchant f?r breaking over his mark
with the ti*e of the -dsh." falling on
?all four* an enteavor to sae-e
himself, only to haw tbe Starter'?
v ?;o| crack, whereuren he found that
It was a aatnral thtitT to get off bis
haode and right mta his running. a?
Is the vogne now.
In taafcmg Inuolryw* to the first
,?r jgmrs F sulllv.n. pr-sldeot of
Ike Met'o?ort?P A*P?Hat!on of the
v .-,ur \;Mef'- T-.-,on. s?Ved the
eVan ?f vre ??? ' ?'* r? "Ike Mor
awr what be t-n?w slant the matter.
**>- tatter a-srta thas he aae < it a*
fir hawk as iftl. vo orta can be
(Ct?a?l->?ed on Tbl? fege >
Lirown University Star Runner
W ins Scholarship in English
CAMBRIDGE HAS OBJECTIONS
Olierinp; So Such Scholarships, j
She Surfers in lnteruni
New Yoik. January 4.?Norman II.
Taber. of Brown I'lilversi-f y. y^e crack!
mller who ran a dead he<u witii Jonea. ]
of Cornell, 'in the last tnterco'legiates.
and who finished ahead of him in the]
I.?00 metres at the Olympic games, :
will head the next Amer.can athletic j
j invasion of Kngland. Taber is aU?
| letically the most promiaing of the
next flight of Rhodes .scholars, and as j
I most good judges of distance running
I believe that he has still to show a'd i
1 best work, he may, as an Oxford stu- j
I den. and teammate, give \ . Jaclt
i'in. the Oark Blue star, ail he can
I handle at nla favorite distance. Both
I men are excellent scholars and flrat
\ elaaa eportarnen. and their work to-J
j gether on the Knglish tracks snould [
bring out the best theie Is in batjl
It must be remembered that the
Rh odea scholars are picked principally
because of scholarship and general, all
round fltnesB. hut moat of them have
gone in for Sport of on* kind or an?
other, generally track work, and their j
records Vi Kngland ars enviable, espe-|
daily with the weights, of the 23'? or
ao men who have been sent from this
country to Oxford. eigft have done
extremely well as varsity dm
while nearly all of them have par?
ticipated in some form of English
sport. If not for fame, at least for
Your average Rhodes scholar is us?
ually well set up and athletically in?
clined, even If not up to the topmost |
mark In ach'^vement in actual compe
tilton. and be can be impended upon j
to run as loyally or play football ??
row aa loyally for his adopted col?
lege or university as for his Amei'can
alma mater. In fact, m the last OaV
ford-' ambrldge - Yale - Harvar 1 games,
it wag the points scored for Oxford by j
an American Rhodes scholar that turu
ed the tables against the Americans.
?? ?'haaaptasxsala> at Stake
Thia 'a as It should bei for there
is no championship at stake in these
friendly competitions, and the Amer?
ican college team Is admittedly not
the best that could be gathered to?
gether. It 1* to be hoped eonv -taj.
of courae, that the American inter?
collegiate winners csn be pitted against
the pvk of the Knglien. Irish and
Scotcn univeraitles, but in tbe mean?
time, the d :al meets serve the pur?
pose of bringing: a better understand?
ing between American and English
The principal objection to the use I
of the Rhodes scholars on Oxford teams |
comes naturally enough from Cam?
bridge, which has no sen source at
athletic supply. The Oxon'ans have
made good use of the Americans
against the Cantabs. as against Har?
vard and Yale, but It is doubted if
tiiese men wiii ever be berred from
tbe Knglish university games.
Since the American students are noi
choaen primarily because of athletic
proficiency, they should have the right
of free compet'tion that belonga to
any Knglish university man. and not
a few of tbein have made themselves
so popular with their fellow a: :dt-nts
[that should any movement be started
j to bar them irom the games there
' would be an instant protest, troth loud
j and long Tsber*s sppesranee at Ox?
ford will be welcomed by the english?
men, for with him and Jackson on
the same team, the Cantabs wUl have
j to hustle to keep pace in the distance
events with the wearers of 'he Dark
taaerlcaaa Help Oxford.
Oxford 'h the past has not infre?
quently gained the upper hand over
[ Cambridge through the work of the
I American Rhodes men Kvery follow?
er of athletics on both sides of tbe
I ocean will remember sitch rare per?
formers as George K. Putnam and W.
" /.eigler, the weight throwers; P.
.\, Yo.t.t. the South Dakota hurdle,
and Jump?-r: Warren K. Schritt, the old
Cornell distance runner, who was. how
ex er, not aa successful in Kngland as
he w-ae at home: R. K. Blake, R, |a
l?nge. r>. R Porter, the old Bowdoln
crack, and K. W. B'tcholr. the Florldi
t'niverslty stsr. Outside of the track
there have been fewer promtnent
names, but Donald Grant Herring, the
crack tackle of the Tiger footba 11
eleven aome years ago. achieved th
unique dlatinction of eernlng a full I
Biue with the Oxfofd Rugby fifteen
ThjQIO have been other succeesf.il <
American athletes in the Knglish unl-I
versltles who were not Rhode? sehol- |
"" i.'or.tirued on Third Page)
HOLD HUNT OVER
New Land Explored. With Many
Stiff Jumps?Wilburn Sydnor *
The No. 1MI lourM* ia?T *? Sag henaei*
veoterday sfiernaan far ?ae ?* the "nee* at-J
t-artlx* ran* ?T rh* season Huntsman
Iwerateera right eeaphai o' America? heaeee
were nnder s*wt com"?'. T>e nest real aas,
mad* la fyaaara re the rear of rheyCeeatorj
Chsb, ever five or at* tamer* ar.4 a sea
e?srw ??taatlas? I .raw a 'es- dsrs ego This
eaare* earned taw rtears tbroegS. t'abe'i'a
Triafa ISeOaalera PevieeV Cawatieads.'
Meetaa'a* Weefhaes and eenitV* ra th* feati
rrv r-teb. a boat six mite? Ther? wer? stank
Ssrtraa and 11Si e*U?.i a la Ores* lead s
kr: P. ?'.
i.e-a?urc BWw: R. ??
a i?Mirn tb doar. aa
Tkorataa. aa "area
Two Schools Will Probably Play
in Roanoke Next Thanks?
Georgetown University and the Vlr-!
gitiia Pol? technic Institute will not
play football ne.\t season unlei-s
Georgetown is willing to play on some
other date than Thanksgiving L>a>. Th-.'
program now for the Techs is a turkey
day engagement with V. M. i. in IC0.1
noke, thus renew ins relations which
terminated several years ago. whc:
V. !'. I. seeminj-ly outclassed the Lex?
ington, cadets on the football field. No t
that V.' M- f. has grown stronger in
gridir? n warfare, the alumni of both
institutions are anxious to see them
try conclusions again.
The eleven from Blacksburg just
about broke eveo in Washington la^t
Thanksgiving, from a financial stand?
point, while V. M. I shared little better
In Baltimore. where Johns Hopkirs
was played. Both schools rely large?
ly upon the receipts of the Thanksgiv?
ing I>ay game to recoup their fortunes.
If this game doesn't pan out the ath?
letic associations ar? in the hole. There?
for.- they must look to sumo cnsac -
ment which will bring in more dollars--.
A game Ir. Roanoke on Thanksir.vi-.-:
would be a sure winner from a finan?
cial standpoint and would attract msny
A few minor differences as to eligi?
bility rules remain to be settled, but
from tbos- who are intimately asso?
ciated with both institutions.
WOMEN FENCE FOR
Mrs. H. W. Dewar, of Philadel?
phia. Will Try Conclusions
With Baroness Demeyer.
Philadelphia. Pa . January 4_x, sec?
ond fencing contest between Mrs. H W
Power, of thia cily, and the- Baroness
A. Demey.-. of England, for the ama?
teur women's championship if th.
world, 's now h. Ing nrranpe^ Mrs.
J>ewar. as rhamptor. nf amateurs, de?
feated Barone?? Derne ..r. who la rec?
ognized as the champion of Kntri.md
and Ktorop-. a y.-ar ago. therehv win?
ning the world's.t::l -. Vow lag jgriS
ess is at?et :-i America and desirous of
Ettfmpflnr to regain her lost laurels
Mrs. I>ewar is willing So acc.-vmmodate
A. J. Drevel Peddle ha? offered a
handsome solid sic. - trophy for the
winner. Mr Btddle will engage th
ball room of the Bellevue.afratford aa
the me.-ting; place. <n order tbat the
many local enthusiasts mar wits/ess
the e-?nf ?t. As the winner .if th, last
meeting. Mrs borir has ta?? privi?
lege to name Philadelphia as the place
for tbe next matrn.
It now re?*? mMfM
there is to be anoth-, a*ewdewt, Mrs
Dewar gives it out that she !s read;.,
the Biddle troph> 1? waiting in ttie
K? tnr.aslnm of William J. Hermann.
h< r fencing master, and the admirers
of fencing ftom .*\rry section of th
cottntr- are only w*!t?n? fr.r 'he w..-d
"If Baroness r?ewie-yer wish'? 4 ??
fence erMk sea again. I shall be moat
e.appy lo accept this bonor at any
time." said Sirs. Irewar to-dar "Whak
?n? ?? ?'r.g1? ?>xc..pt!oTi. she !? tha best
opponent 1 have ever mot. She has a
remarkably strong wr!*'. r.*\ unerring
'hritst. ami an eye a* nufek aa light?
ning It la both a pleasure and a task
lo oompet? with her"
'Of course. I would prefer ha me t
?> baronea? right here !e I>hjad*l
phTa' she conl'noed. "but ;f it is Isn
possible 1 would then V w Umg to
comhst n Xew Trr* o- . 1,
I do no* believe boa -, er the baroness
would hare ?sr Cente. ?f citi. ?. a*
?h? reelle ? 1 ?- arrange ai?
malcb w.fh me "
'?.-, (a 1 le. 1 Weaaaer
A meeting of last M
several b?*te ?0 Virg nie and
\ Irgliua e 'll !?? ?e?l avre i
help auto show
Offer Reduced Rates to Rich
mwnd's First Motor Car
START ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
; Sending Out Stickers on All
Letters, an.l Will Di-tributc
Rounding into the homestretch o'
!>: eparatiou for Richnlond's first auto?
mobile show, tue men behind the guns,
the fellows who have provided the
nerve, the energy, and the enthusiasm.
Id make it a success even before the
Brat rail ban been driven, are satisfied
with th-mselves and with the amount|
of work they have accomplshed. They'
e?n working for Rchmond, and
[ rvhen February 10 roll*, around, and
I Mayor Ainslie turns the key which
I " (Continued on Third Page.) '
Talk peaks for
Virginia Boat Club May Hold
Series of Events in New
1 The Virginia Boat Club, which has
just completed a strictly mole-n club?
house on the point of the taland m
James River, will soon occupy the
structure. The .lubhouse nas eVeJT
convenience for the members of the
club and fo?- the entertainment of
truest*. There Is a spacious dance ha l.
wide porches, s ranitary kitchen and
.. he.itinir plart. i>e?ldeg which the
clubhouse is suiromded ?1 grarsltil
? c. v. which 1n the summer time will
afford ample protection from ;he sun's
rays while regattas are beini; hrld?
The .'i Htorj of the club have on
| der considrrs'ion holding an aqua
itk" meet In June as a sort of a cel. -
?ion over the completion of the
j new home If held, the meet will be
open to s.l persons interested. a:ul it
wil' probsbly M held In connection
with the Richmond Athletic Associa
j-, now in progress of oreramza
tion. and c.f which, it Is hoped, the
Virginia Boat Club members wll! be
i Th< re is growing Interest in aqua
Ii c sports in Richmond. aa?i the mew
,' .rsl.ip of the Virginia Boat C|ub
[will show s healthy tncrcaae during
'this year, ?.?cause at the new <lua
a irrente- nnmb?r of member*
I ????> be scenm jiodgted The teach?
ing of r?wing and swimming, togeth
e- with the finer points of aquatic
sports, is necessary to every boy and
jonng nan in the rlf. end !h? diror
r ?rs of i ie ?tut feel that in thHr-redr
i hom. the ?; o# r~-d? n-e ?1<>n r?r
Itakrag ea-e of hnodreds more of. mem
rs, ?*? a- ding ?rl Important Irrstl
, n ?.. Usage working for the phy
Isl.-al welfare and upbuild of the voting
I rren of Richmond.
wry t t' e-n v* s*. Rag'
??Saferer cfeS he whrt??
Coach Dunlop Will Prepare Men
for Blues' College Meet
Coach Dunlop. of Richmond (""olles?,
?rill issue his cail for track candidates
to-morrow. From the amount of In?
terest shown. It is believed that the
largest squad in years wfll report.
Preparation for th? Blues-College In?
door meet, which will be held in Marco,
WtU be begun at once. The Spiders
realize that the Blues have a likely
bunch of material, and probably the
[ best miler In the South in Dick
Vaujrhan, former college star. But a;
that, the collegians hope to win the
dual meet. letst year, while the mili?
tiamen put up a brave battle for the
honors, the ;Spid-rs nosed out a vic?
Mgree talk has been heard relative to
a big track meet under auspices of
tii- college in th> Horse Show Build?
ing. The meet h*-ld last winter was a
I success, despite weather conditions and
almost impassable approaches to the
building. it is held by those who
i espouse the meet that this yegr. witti
I - verythlng ideal as to approaches, such
a meet would prove a tremendous suc?
cess, as not even bad weather would
interfere. Practically every college in
this section would he only too glad to
participate, while some of the stars
from the universities of the North and
i East could he induced to come here.
The public la thoroughly awake to
the apettbdalai features of track and
indoor athletics, and would willingly
Annual Event Is Being Claimed
by Many Eastern Cities.
Philadelphia a Bidder.
New York, January 4 ?Competition
'?? late, privilege of holding the nest
I national regetta is unusually keen
.among Eastern cities just now. I*aat
? year the big event was held at Peoria.
j HI This eelectlon proved to be a bad
?one, for the affair resulted in a failure
I owing to rhe distance from the real
rowing centres. t'onsequerrtlv it is
thougnt that thj? next se-lectton will
be made from one of the cities on the
The rowing enthusiasts of Balti?
more are ;n high hopes that the clas?
sic evnt will fall to-the lot of that
city. Although the selection will not
made until Slarch. prepsrartons an"
; gOgaa are being laid by the Baltimore
? lubi to secure the required number
of votes. Baltimore's chance are en?
hanced by the fact that R. E. William?
son, a prominent, rowing enthus'sst
of that city, whose opinions have el
ways carried much weight tn rowing
circles, will exert all his influence tn
hav? Baltimore named. It has also
I be n pointed out that Baltimore has
fa large population, mar;, of whom are
!d?vjted to the water eport.
i Philadelphia also Will make a strong
I Ml to secure the water carnival for
? that cftv This course hss flnany
' keen decided upon, although a: first
, Iber, was some doubt as to the ad
I vlssbillty of making; the attempt. It
. wa* feared that the expense would b?
too great. Be: et a recent m??rting of
the Xevs' Board of Philadelphia !t wa?
voted to put in ?.< apt>i?>attoa rathe:
than ha* ? a s:t# choeen that might
result In making the event ? anotfcer
With Philadelphia In th- fleM Bal.l
more's 'hat *s are somewhat leasenad.
Rat It '* thought that If the tasathern
city makes an 'atneat effort the pv
sd'ltw.ia ctab will be satisfied to eee
th* errat go to that city.
Baltimore Is Tortunete In having
Jim Rice, one of the beat rowing
caaefrsfa In charge of is leading , bib
a-?d with the mate-.al
k with and etat es treat
t mat the clebe tear
Conference to Be Held Thr.r.-lay'
to Organize Richmond Ath- |
MAYOR LENDS HIS OFFICE
At Least Twenty Institution
Will Be Represented?< ireat
Everything is now in readiness Car
' the conference which will be held in
the Mayor's office Inuisday night at;
8 o'clock, for the purpose of discuss-;
Ing ways and means for the formation 1
of a nichmomi Athletic Association,
lor federation. Practically erery or?
ganization la Richmond interested
either directly or indirectly in ath?
letics has promised lo Bead a represen.
tative. Basing the prediction purely
on the enthusiasm gl?ck has been ex?
hibited and on the spontaneity with
'vhich individual* have responded, the
organization will be a tremendous
There are more things to be con
sid< red than mere athletic competition.
While this in itself is highly com
1 meiidable. and while such an organise
I ation will furnish an opportunity for
the boys and young men lo profitably
employ their spare moments, it is the
j c.im of the organization to open even
I wider fields of activity.
Numbers of institutions in Richmond'
[ fail lo realize the debt they owe to the'
I :nan of to-morrow. They spend vast|
! sums of money to educate him along
spiritual and educational lines, but
fail to take into consideration the
crying need for hia development along
They have evidently overlooked the
fact that neither boy nor man is able
to absorb more of any sort of knowl?
edge offered than his physical limita?
tions will permit. The abler a lad is
j eq.lipped physically, the better he I?
j equipped to receive mental stimulants
j of whatev er sort. A clean body makes
I for a clena mlhd.
Waat All to Help.
It will be the aim of the newly
| formed organization to apperl to such
. Institutions to take interest in this
work and to supply some means by
which the younger men and boys may
trained to perform their duties with
a maximum of power gained through
safe, sane and educational methods in
physical culture. The crowded class?
room saps the energy of the student,
and he must be given some sort of ex?
ercise to restore the vital spark. It
Is no Utopian Idea, this thing of phy?
sical training, but a practical, neeuful.
wise method of ai-ing the man who
wants to know. Platitudes are always
to be avoided, but no man would at?
tempt to build a house from the roof
to the foundation.
And that is just what is being at
j terrtpted when a youngster, weak of
I body, is crowde-i with various f ras -
ments of information. Make him pny
sically fit. sivd his rnlnd will improve
and grow in direct ratio to his physi?
cal welibeing. Start him right. Bring
him to his maximum physical develop
j ment. and he is ready to accept ami
I maintain knowledge.
The stupid youth is the weakling,
j and there is no earthly excuse for his
I being a weakling. Mild competition.
? arranged by experts who know how?
know just what physics! strain the
fellows can stand?will furnisrh the in?
terest. That is another thing the new
organization hopes to accomplish.
It Is such an organization as should
enlist the support of all. The confe.
' ence will resolve Itself into a discus?
sion of the best way to accomplish the
? desirej result. Track and field ath?
letics will receive particular conaider
' ation. A track meet is to be arranged
, som* time In February. The move
: ment Is going along with leaps and
; bounds, and. while its success Is ss
i sured. everybody can help to make it
jan even greater success.
The organization will be open to
i all. Xo one will be barred. Nothing
positive haa yet been decided upon.
Even the list of events may be mate.
rlally mo.lified at the meeting. But
the organization will be effected. A
: president will be elected, together with
? a board of directors, committees will
j be named and a constitution and b
i laws framed together with ellglbllity
| rules. About twenty institutions will
' be represented.
Anxious to Win Hia Way Back
to Fame and Match With
New Tork. Janaarv 4 --On r'ebruary
I la, 1?:.,. at Pot P'.-nniond. Cel. Ad
Wolgast won the Itghiweiga* charn
I plonshp Cresa statt Hag .Nelson, end on
i Thankep.viitg :isr. ?1:. biet the crown
1 to WMI'e Rite'-.-, iiobttng the title for
j s period or eleawei three veers I>wr
r.g ??..? tiro* Iba deposed champion s
credlt-.l w!'h ee?r'ng l.tv.vi* Half
; of rhls big fortune was mode In purses
! far wh en Tohjj?; fought, and th?
was accumulated in bet*,
theatr ral engagements and laaeol
j Wolgast is ambitions to continue Ma
I work n the ring. and. Ilka many
I other* that baste bean forced out be -
, have* trat ba can win be< l the titl?
I It Will be Some Tl be'ore he -'al1\
> cease? back to the apart bat he la aa
psi ~s a new start, which be bop**
will fed up ta a retarn match with
I Mtchle. Thai a are ihre* box era ba
I particular whom Wolgast la sneiowa 10
tight Tbwf- ar? Rivera Mandat and
Rc-hie if it can be arranged, Wol?
gast will take aa aUtaia h> a twewty
TcewtTaaed aa Third I***) ~
Main Problems of Interest tc?
Amateur Ballplayers W ill
FOUR CLUBS IN LEAGUES
Seems tu He l'opular View u?
Increase Number of
When the Amateur Baseball Comm'e
|alon meets Friday night tor the, pur
; pose of discussing and miking plan*
j for the season of 1913. many tuattars
of interest to amateur ball players ia
Richmond Mrlll l>e considered, of pri?
mary importance a-.11 be the rule re?
ducing the nunrjer of clubs per league
to four, and advocating midweek games
Vistead of jus. (Saturday games as has
ol tallied h*r? tofore.
Very naturiliy there will lie argu?
ments pro and con. Seme of the leaguea
will he unable to play midweek games,
the men Oeing unable to get offT But
in the majority of cases two games a
week will rule. Uniiuestlonaoly. ttie>
latter p'.an is beat, for It makes pos?
sible a real test ol* the ability of tho
several teams. The schedules will be
longer, and Interest, therefore, consid?
StMl another unsolved question is
that of how to provide parks for tne
increased number of leagues. Count?
ing conservatively, there will be at
ieast fifteen leegueo playing under the
protection of the commission. At least
four leagues will be. included In Class
"A." Parks must be provided and
some means to accomplish this muse
l be devised.
? I'ndoubtedly the p<,st-.-eason games
will be far more attractive than in
J previo us seasons. There will be inoro
of a hattle. as at least four teams will
. compete for the city champlonahip and
j the right to represent R'chmond m
I the intercity series with Waanington.
! K'ery effort will be made by Balti?
more to organize in time to get in
on the aeries. However, unless thej
Baltlmoreans are willing to abide l?y
the rules adopted by Richmond and
Washington there v.ill be little chance
of them getting inside the fold.
The rules committee appointed at
the last meeting of the commission,
has not held a session yet. but it is
hoped that the members csn get to?
gether some time during the week, so
as to have their report ready for the*
meeting Friday night. The (hangen
suggested are not many, but they aro
vastly Important and should he put
in such sitape that the commission can
consider them. Secretary Hooper, who
is a member of the rules committee,
promises to issue his call to-morrow.
TO MEET KLAUS
Easy Victories of Ketchell's Con?
queror No Indication That He
Has "Come Back." ;
j Xew Tork. January 4?That Billy
Papkc haa been able to ann-x all tho
loose honors in the way of gold and
ivory belts that the French have to
offer makes it evident that the stand?
ard of ring excellence, on the other aid*
is considerably lower than Is the case,
in thia country. Papke has long since
I been consigned to the rear ?vben cham
! pionships are being discussed in the
, United states. Tet he has ben able to
create havoc among the French glove,
men. including that somewhat d^api
i dated idol. Georges Carpenter.
The fact that Frank Klaus, who la
sojourning; in France, allowed Pauke
to carry off all the honors from right
und?r his nose Is also significant. Ap?
parently the Pittsburgher Is no longer
the terror he was once supposed to be
or else he would not have been so care?
less. After both the American middle
? .?.-.,?.- had .!??: -at-d t-arpentier. every
effort was made fly the promoters ta
match the pair. A long and compli
? ated controversy ensued between the
tighter*, at the end of which Papste
seems to have come out on top in the
estimation of the French, for they lav.
.shed honor* and belts on him to the
neglect of Klaus. Klaus ha, an alibi
to the effect that he was not offered
financial Inducement? for the match
i..'i?.<t.at with his own e^ptnion of his
.. .i- i wn-th The re?ul* of the
negotiations wss thst Papke obtained
several profitable -astehee with Freisen
sanken while Klaus r*ma:ned idle.
However, they now hav? been matched
t? m?ef at Paris on March S.
, ran ate at 1 mw't Ceavtaee.
Although Paak* ia parading his
eaallv won belts in an effort to estab?
lish a .halm that he le once mere the
'umidable pagill.rt who defeated Stan?
ley bleichen, he will meet with -aar
who refuse to be convinced Prcvlowa
to tailing for France he stwetd In
hurt? with Jack Tanning and t>e
. ? h? wan et in the setae
slothful Jtghte- ?ho disgasted the fans
at Use t tie he met rteilor starke. At
fie t.irv Papke bad Juet returned froea
Austral a claimlag the chaore'.onshlp.
V'tt sraa laughed eat of it after h.s
?how r?g with Burke
W h the rhaace that Klaus, tee. ?*
a hark namber. Kddle jsVGewtrty Stan
loo ass aa as the leading middleweight.
hloOc4?rty's victory ever tjehbons was
leaked upon Stare Ja tbe Parkt er a
?etb*'k rather p?*r> a ?tepferwsrd to?
ward tbe vacant throne, atat thv Oeh
kaeh borer has tore good eseassee far
x ? dicapaeintinff abewissg. ta the ears*
phase be *s? waeb?ed by ftdocliag he
iii pewada It te eoeWfat eh* Urns ska
ran make iSS and retain hta ran
sajaailli *t Sbree pounds below thee
notch It 's na er wader tJait ho wea
harmleae Then. tea. OP*?eon bp tdB>
? toaSSas med*
bat h? eaa ?arbt whee be te
adseksa, and be use**, si
sd the best af a ?ee? ba*