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U.S. C. TRACK TEAM IS OUT UA«T YEAR'B WINNERS WILL SHINE THIS SEASON Although Parsons Is Gone, Such Rec. erd Breakers a* Shute, Richard. •on and Nordahl Will Reappear Although U. S. C. did not show to ad vantage In the cross country run with •Whlttler college last Friday, the Metho . dists have not lost heart, and with con "| sistent training and coaching the ma terial at the school should develop Into a winning team. There is a hard schedule \ arranged by Manager Hunt that will bring out many new men after the holi days * are < over. The ' high schools and Whittle? college ¦ are the only southern schools : that the university will meet on * the cinder path, but there will be plenty :• of : work In ¦ preparation for the meets 'L with i Berkeley and ' Stanford. ! 'X -i Practically the . same .' team will 'be in the field for honors that was such a win f ncr J last i year. . Charley . Parsons Is the only first] place man who will not be in i school • again, but to take his place is I Shut*, who : ran Parsons a close second In all the, meets last year. The four run ners :. who broke the coast record In the " relay, last year , in the. meet with . Stan ford 'arc ready to repeat . the perform ance. , These men are Shute., Nordahl, Lennox and Burek. Big Charlie Richard son is at his old stunts, throwing the i hammer,'" putting the shut, pole vaulting, > high jumping and broad jumping. In all these events he Is steadily improving and ? It should > Indeed. be a battle royal when -; he meets*. Munn, tho wonder from Oak i land ' high, who is registered at Berke ley ; and working. on the same events as 1 Richardson. •. V > SfAs usual, the Methodists are somewhat weak in tho distance rune, but Nordahl, J while not long winded, can hold his own ;In the mile event against all comers. The ¦i, two-mile will be. cared for by belters, *. Who is registered at the law school, and l T Is : running 'his third year now. The ' Quarter-mile will be run by Lennox, who ' has ": made it '. In . less than 53 seconds. I Faulkner, a promising recruit from Santa '; Paula - high school. Is taking the high ¦ . Jump ¦in •: great form and Is expected to \ better . the j mark set ¦by ¦•¦ Munger of Po ,' mona, •, who . has up ,to the present time :'' been without a peer in. the southern part '¦> of ¦ the state. '..-.•,¦- , ¦ Besides this bunch of stars who have already proved their worth on the field ': there;; is the usual number of second place men left over from past years and a great many new men entered from the surrounding high schools. All of these will do their utmost to make the team and I get to take the trip north in the ¦ spring, : when they go to meet Stanford. •;':- On a week from next Tuesday the In- ; terclass- meet will be pulled „ off. and - while - few of . the experienced men will appear it will serve the better to get a ! line on I new material. All the regular -.- events will \be run off and every class : will try. hard for the largest number of * points. . i The completed schedule of meets, as an .'' nounced "- by Manager Hunt, is as fol lows: March 15. L. A. high at Bovard .field; March 22,. Polytechnic high at Bo vard field; : March 29, Harvard school at Bovarrl field: April 7, Stanford at Bovard field: April 14. • Whittler ¦ at Bovard field: • April 2V Stanford at Stanford: April.- 28, : Berkeley; at Bovard field. : . •••. .. ' '¦ .'. Indoor 1 baseball is becoming so popu lar among the students at U. S. C. that • Athletic • Manager , Hunt : has decided .to give It an . equal chance^ with the other "', college: activities, and In pursuance of I this plan is arranging a series of inter class games ¦; to -be run off Immediately after the Christmas holidays. /i Coach Holmes is encouraging the sport .by allowing the regular gymnasium classes a part of their time for practice. IHe himself Is an old . hand at the game, I having played for several years on the ' Minnesota team, which was at that time ¦one of the best in the middle west. I 1 George I Ancock. the father of Indoor I baseball in the west, has agreed to help ¦ out. by teaching the classes some of the finer points of the game and should en able the university to put out a winning j team if I the sport I should be taken up by the other schools in the south. . : The students are beginning to realize ¦ the advantages of indoor baseball for training and as a pleasant exercise From all Indications the sport should be- I come ' at least as popular as basketball, ; which serves so well to fill in the time :¦. between the football and track seasons. JiMMY LANAGAN DECIDES HE WILL LEAVE STANFORD James F. Lanagan, known to the stu dents of Stanford and California as "Jimmy" I>anagan, is to retire as a coach for the cardinal football and base ball teams to take up the practice of law In San Francisco. Lanagan's contract as undergraduate coach expires with this season and it is reported that he ha 6 flatly refused all offers to again assume thp duties. AVlth the retirement of T-annpan Stan ford university will lose the best coach that lias ever rounded athletes of this coast into ehapr. Five years ago Lana gan, having attracted attention by the winning teams he had been turning out from Belmont academy, was induced un der the undergraduate system of coaches to take charge of the football and base ball tpams of the Stanford university. Prior to this time the blue and gold had been having walkaways with the cardi nal, but with Lanagan'n appearance a new condition of affairs took place. The first football team he turned out for the Stanford tied with Berkeley. Since then there has been nothing but victories for the cardinal and every athlete In the state recognizes the fact that Lanagan was tbo man who accomplished these vic tories. He has a thorough knowledge of foot ball and baseball obtained by years of deep study and active playing, for Lana gan is a very clever athlete himself. He has made the Stanford Rugby team what It Is and has drummed the English game Into the cardinal players as no one els* could. While actively engaged In pro pounding the rudiments of the games to the players, Lanagan has been studying Jaw and now is about to get his degree. Last year he wanted to start In practfee but after much persuasion he consented to act as coach for the cardinal for just one year longer. This decision is believed to be final. Lanagan was a boon to amateur sport and he has done much to elevate this class of athletics. Both unlvereities pro claim him to be a fair and square sports man and anything Jimmy says at college goes. His methods of coaching are his own and are only explained by the ex pression, "the Lanagan spirit." This spirit la the secret of all of Stanford's recent successes. Who is to be Lanagan's successor Is the question that Is being asked at Stanford at present. Some think he will name Georgo Presley, who helped him coach this year's Rugby team, and still others think "Stump" Ctott will be the choice one U. S. C. Athletes Training for Track and Field Events M'CREDIE WORKS FOR WINNING TEAM PORTLAND EXPECTS TO LAND PENNANT IN 1908 The Judge Shows Lack of Perspi cacity in Hanging to Such a Pitcher as Califf PORTLAND, Dec. 7.— Local fans are beginning to talk over the teams that will don utntorms during the playing BeßdOtt of 1308 in the Pacific Coast league. Since tho Bbaaon closed, now that the fans are assured that only four teams Will make up the Coast league, specula tion is rife as to the team that the McCredies intend giving Portland. To bo leading the league one season and then to be the tail-enders the next Undoubt edly spoiled the disposition of many of the bugs and cranks. They howl and say thhigs about the management that blister. It was so during the season that has gone into history, but now they are look ing once more for the call of the ump, "Play ball." It was not altogether the fault of the McCredies that Portland was not at the top of the percentage column in 1907. They tried hard enough to surround themselves with players, but sickness, injury, jumping players and other mishaps that beset a manager clung to Manager McCredie like a spinster to her fading charms. Manager Mac has profited by the mistakes of last season, and this coming season he will have twenty-eight players from which to select his team. No manager has been more active with his drafting grappling hooks than Man ager McCredie. He has raked over the eligible list of players whom he considers fait enough for Coast league ball that played last season in class B baseball leagues, and if out of that number by draft, trade and purchase he does not get together a pennant-winning combina tion it will not be his fault. In the trade for Catcher Pat Donahue and Jimmy McHale tc the Boston Amer ican league McCredie expects to get a catcher, an inflelder and an outfielder. Just who they will be will not be known until some time in February, but the deal has been so arranged that unless the players traded to Portland are not what Js wanted the McCredies will de mand a cash payment. This year Mc- Credie has been more fortunate in get ting the men that he has drafted, while last year when it came to the drawing of lots for the players he usually lost out. In his catching department he will have three men to make selections from. Bos ton has promised a good one with Carl Moore and the new man, Welsh, at least one good man behind the bat should be secured. In the pitching department there will be Kinsella, Groom, Pernoll, Callff and perhaps Charley Moore. The new timber that will bg tried out are Garrett, Pen ance, Blumfield, Jensen and Harmon. Kinsella and Groom are both smashing good pitchers, and will undoubtedly give a tetter account of themselves next season than they did the one just pasßed. Per rioll, the Grants Pass lad, did remarkably well for a youngster, breaking Into fast company for the first season. He learns readily and will be far better if he has "uck in getting oft right at the beginning of the season. Califf is to blame for the poor showing he made. Tha fact that McCredie adds him to the list of his pitch ing staff indicates that he will give him a chance to redeem himself. Had the Ore gon City lad fallen down because of ill health or because of Injury the fans would have stuck to him, for he was & very popular player. Pearl Casey will, of course, be the main stay in the intlelcl. Johnson and Kennedy will also have stations In the inner gar den. Staton, Mott and Shinn arc also on the list. The new man is Coonpy, and from all account:) he will make some of the old men hustle to hold their jobs. Cooney's right name Is gohen. He is a Jewish boy and McCrediS was lucky in getting him, for there were half a dozen claims made for him. The outneld will be McCredie, Raftery LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1907. Lovett and Bassey. Lovett, Mike Staton and Shinn are being kept on the list by Manager McCredie for the purpose of using them In a trade in case they do not make good during practice or do not re port. IRISHMAN TO MEET TWO JAPANESE AT JIU JITSU SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7.— Something new In the way of sport will be put on the boards at #t)rcamlan<l next Monday night when, for a $100 side bet, Leopold Maclaglen, famous exponent of jiu jltsu, will tackle two native Japanese at their own game. As to the bet, the Irish giant is wagering his own coin, while his op ponents, T. Tanl and L. Hlral, are being backed by M. Kota, a local Japanese in terpreter. Tanl and Hlrai are pupils of Kanada, champion of Japan, who was once beaten by Maclaglen. They are both much younger and stronger men than their in structor, however, and are expected t>y the Jap colony to make the Irishman "slap the floor," the signal of defeat at jiu jltsu. "Mollle" McDonald has accepted ths position of trainer to Maclaglen, who will work out daily at the San Francisco Ath letic club. For sparring partners he will have two Japs and Charlie Miller, tho 217 poiimler. who helped Jim Flynn con dition himself at San Rafael a few weeks ago. JKJl^^ii| Do You Want Action? Watch V WH LOS ANGELES HERALD'S [f VESTIGIA NULLAH 8 t™"" ( l Sporting Pages i , , ... . : k3Jr Olv AHi kx JL iV^-*^^ For full results of Racing, Fights, Baseball and all Profes- sional and Amateur Sports, both local and national. Two experts will give daily handicaps on races at Santa Anita and Emeryville, based on reliable knowledge of the horses I Complete Arcadia and Emeryville Form Charts I ' " — ' ___-.—-———— ¦h The Herald Will Put You , ;• , rf^^ Next and Keep You There For . /^tflr^ Ex Watch the Herald N. Y. YACHT CLUB SNOBS ARE IN BAD KNICKERBOCKER CADS WIN THE WORLD'S CONTEMPT Unwarranted Insult Offered by New York Boors to Royal Swedish Challenger Disgusts Amer. ican Sportsmen Once more the New York Yacht club has distinguished Itself in Its own pe culiar way. It has managed to affront the Royal SWedlßh Yacht club, which has turned Its eyes toward the capture of the America's cup. A boat built in Swe den, paid for by Swedish subscriptions and manned by the descendants of Vik ings was proposed to win for the north the great yachting trophy of the seas. The fine swinging patriotism of the idea struck an answering chord in the gen eral sentiment of this country, and east and west rejoiced when the news came that the Swedes had sent a polite re quest for conditions governing the cup contest. Now comes snobbery on the scene. .So slightingly have the Anglomanlacs of the New York Yacht club answered the note from Stockholm that the Swed ish sportsmen are unable to make out even the fundamental requirements as to the length of the contesting boats. And they are justly surprised and hurt. The churlishness of the New York club might be set down for .sheer stupidity did the institution not possess a long record of similar poor taste, ill breed ing and wretched sportsmanship. Cannot something be done to put the keeping of til--- America's cup into the hands of the Americans? STANFORD TO PLAY BIG SERIES IN VANCOUVER PALO ALTO, Dec. 7.— Stanford Rugby football players are practicing each day preparatory to leaving for Vancouver, Whore the fifteen is to meet several clubs of British Columbia in a series of games during the Christmas holidays. Twenty four players are under the instruction of the coaches and it is probable that eight en men will make the trip north. Field Coach Presley and Manager Guy Knupp are to accompany the cardinal players. The cardinal oarsmen and the entire campus is worrjed over the continued sickness of Coach "Dan" Murphy at San Franci?co. Murphy was due on the cam pus a week ago, but has sent word that he will be unable to take charge of the varsity and freshmen , oarsmen for some timo. The coach has undergone an op eration and his physicians forbid any work for several weeks. MIDDLEWEIGHT FIELD ONLY HAS OPEN LOOK RYAN SAYS OTHER DIVISIONS ARE UNBALANCED Tommy Thinks Johnny Coulon Is Best Boy That Can Make 105 Pounds Legitimately and Fight Right Tommy Ryan In an Interview states that' the middleweight division, of which he claims to be the champion, Is the only one that hrfs an "open look," and gives tho following reasons: "The middleweight division today Is the only one In the entire pugilistic game that Is well ami evenly balanced, the only one over which there is constantly hovering some doubt and guesswork. "Through each of the other classes there is one man who is so far above the others In ring merit that there Is no chance for his getting an even match. In most of the classes there Is n. champion who is practically undisputed and whoso ability Is so marked that when he. is matched he Is Immediately a 1 to 2 shot ovpr his opponent. „ "Among the little fellows there seems to be considerable doubt, however. I re fer to the men of the JUS-pound division. But even at that figure few of them care to take a chance. Most of the bantams want to weigh In at from 307 to 112 pounds, which fact alone sends them out of that class and Into the next one above. "Johnny Coulon seems to be the best of the boys that can make 103 pounds legiti mately and fight at that figure. "There is a good chance to create a new champion at a weight between 110 and us pounds. Well do I remember when 118 pounds was thp true feather weight figure, as Indeed it should be to day, withT a special class at about 124 pounds. "Of course there Is only one Abe At tell. "He Stands out in a class by himself among the feathers, and indeed I sincere ly believe there are few lightweights who can beat him. "The same claseiflication Is possible among the 133-pounders. There is but one Gans, a mighty fighter of rarest class and skill, a man so old he should now be classed a retired veteran, but so well preserved that he Is able to easily dispose of anybody sent against hin* "From the light to the middleweight limit is a queer combination of freaks and misfits. "Were Joe Av'alcott as good as he was five years ago «he would send any mother's son of them scampering to the nearest woods in deepest fear. TTo was the dandj- of them all. and, like Joe Gans, could stop out into two classes above his own and whip heavyweights*— a most remarkable man. "The same Is true of the present day heavyweight division with Jim Jeffries in retirement. Tommy Burns, a good fighter. Is a joke for a champion. "Really I must consider this fellow Johnson as a sure enough black peril. I doubt if there Is a heavy today that can stand him off. He is petting better all the time, too. Kauffman doesn't Bhape up well, but may turn out to be something with more time on his shoul ders. Schreck. through bad training methods, has proved a disappointment, and there y-ur list ends. "Not so among . the middlewelghts. Just look a. the array of high grade fighters that could b« thrown into a tournament and put up dazzling, even fights that Would send the fighting bug into spasms of delight. Hero Is the way I will have to place them: "First— Jack (Twin) . Sullivan, one of the greatest fighters that ever lived, and probably the hardest man in the ring to whip. I counsel any of them to, keep hands off of this bald headed chap. "Second — Hugo Kelly, the Chicago Italian, a particularly good and will ing fighter, but one who will have to fight more aggressively to become a real popular idol. "Third— Bill Papke. the Spring Valley wonder, of whom I have heard much, but know little. But he is a great man, and coming so strong that he commands instant attention. "Fourth— Young Kctchell, the young Birtte man. who sprang into such prom inence by drawing with and beating Joe Thomas out on the Pacific coast, two ex cellent performances. "Just think over the possibilities among this quartet A star fighters! It is enough to make the mouths of the fans water in anticipation." part m COWPUNCHER WILL RIDE LONG RACE "TEXAS" COOPER ISSUES DEFI TO HORSEMEN Wants to Bet $5000 He Can Win In Unique Endurance Test on New York Track NEW YORK, Dec. 7.— John T. Cooper, a former Texan ranger and cowboy, It c ut with a unique challenge to the rough riders of the world. Mr. Cooper, whose western soubriquet Is "Texas," offers to ride any man In the world an endurance race for $5000 i fide, under the following conditions: Tho race shall cover 6000 miles. Tho first 4500 miles shall be ridden in hourly relays of five miles to the hour. The last 500 miles shall be ridden at full Speed, without in terruption, except for change oC horses. Sach contestant shall be allowed twenty horses, the race being intended to show the endurance of man, and not 4>lo en durance of the horse. Should any horse in the string of cither contestant become disabled, such horse cannot be replaced by another mount. Mr. Cooper will ride this race on tho Brighton Beach race track or In Madi son Square garden, whichever can be ar ranged for, and says that he Is willing to sign articles and post a reasonab'.u forfeit three months in advance to meet his opponent at the time specified. Tho winner is to take 70 per cent of the re ceipts going to tho contestants, and the. loser 30 per cent. Should the rider who accepts tills challenge prefer a straight away GOOO-mlle track, to be ridden on a race track near New York, Mr. Cooper will agree.' Cooper Is 31 years old and is a native of Texas. His proposition that five miles an hour shall be ridden until 1500 miles are completed will require 300 hours Of time, or thirty-seven and one-half days. The concluding 500 miles will require only the time necessary for the riders to cover it. i The proposed race brings to mind a famous Mexican rider called "Mexican Joe," who created a great sensation in the east about twenty years ago by riding icon miles without a stop except to change horses. In this race "Mexican Joe" used twenty mounts. ' . . ?' » ' ' ¦'.' SMALL CHANCE OF RACE . WITH INDIAN LONGBOAT BOSTON. Dec. 7.— Alt Shnibb, the noted Knglish distance runner, has apparently not yet given up all hope of meeting Tom Longboat, the Indian runner of Canada, before Shrubb returns to his home in England. Yesterday initial steps were taken to book a race between the two men to take place in t.io Park Square skating rink. However, those who arc in tho best position to know assert most emphat ically that Longboat has no thought of turning professional, and that so Ion? as he has the backing of th"c Canadian athletic leaders he will not be.serlouslv inconvenienced by the suspension hang- Ing over him on this side of the bonier line and inflicted by the Amateur Ath letic union. It is the purpose of a number of thp Canadian athletic leaders to enter Long boat in the Olympic games in London, next season and assurances have already been received in Canada that his entry would be expected. PRESIDENT MURPHY PLANS TRAINING TRIP FOR CUBS CHICAGO. Dec. 7.— President Murphy ol co world's champion Cubs already has started mapping out the itinerary for the training trip next spring. The local magnate announced yesterday that the team. In charge of Manager Chance, would leave Chicago on March 5 for West Baden, Ind., where the players would stay at least one week. Presi dent Murphy has numerous requests for exhibition games, and it Is likely a big Kchedule of such contests will be ar ranged. President Comiskey of the White Sox will lead one of the biggest squad? ever taken on a training trip next March. Forty players in all are expected to make up the party, which is to go to Martin Springs, Tex., for "the spring practice. The old Roman has opened negotiations with a Mnrlln resort and expects to have all arrangements made by the md of the week. "Kvery man signed with me will get a thorough tryout," said Commy.