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BOWLING
WERT SCANDAL
IN MAJORS BY
DROPPING TRIO
Unofficial Report Says Mag
nates Take Action After Un
covering Evidence.
NAMES ARE WITHHELD
CHICAGO, Feb. 24.—Three major
league ball players have b-w n quietly
tropped by their respective clubs. Ac
lording to unofficial information, the
gambling evil is responsible.
The men behind baseball who are re
sponsible for the game's cleanliness are
determined to rid the sport of any tinge
f suspicion. Two years ago some nasty
gambling stories went the rounds of the
major leagues. Players, it was alleged,
were in league with certain crooked gam
blers.
INVESTIGATION HAS
BEEN LONG ONE.
One investigation was held, but there
was no evidence to warrant a suspension.
But the powers that be continued their
investigations, and now the tip is sent
ut that three prominent ball tossers will
e among the missing when the season
opens. No names have been made public
ind none will be mentioned here. The
!ans, however, will soon discover the
1 missing members.
One of the men involved has been a
J 7,000 a year performer for several seasons
past. His contract for this season called
For onp-third hat amount. It is easy to
gee that he will step down and out.
DECIDE TO IBOP
PLAYERS QUIETLY.
A “squealer" Is said to have supplied
the Investigating committee with its de
lired information. He placed his cards
upon the table, so the story goes, and
the investigators were satisfied of the
completeness of their case. It was de
rided to make no hurrah over the matter,
but to quietly drop the players from the
reserve lists of their respective clubs.
There will be no holler from the dis
charged athletes. They are well aware
of the evidence against them and prob
ably will be willing to go into retirement
without a further fight.
With the report current that the ma-
Icr leagues have dropped three prom
inent players for alleged connections
with baseball gambling rings. Indian
tpolis fans will be following gossip from
the spring training camps closely this
spring in an effort to learn in what di
rection the reported scandal suspicion
points. Though there are few facts on
which to base identity of the suspects
at this time, there Lve been certain
Stove league pickups which would cast
suspicion on Hal Chase of the New
York Giants, Heinie Zimmerman of the
same club and Lee Magee of the Chi
cago Cubs.
M'GRA W DEMES
STONEHAM BREAK
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. —The rumor that
lohn J.’ McGraw. manager of the Giants,
and Charley Stoneham, owner of the
New Y’ork team, had engaged in a fistic
battle recently in Havana was branded
as absolutely false by the Giant man
ager In a cablegram to New Y'ork la-te
yesterday. The storv of the quarrel was
based on a statement made In San Fran
cisco by Jose Mendoios. a Cuban painter.
Mendolos said that McGraw and Stone
ham had come to blows following some
bitter words at a Havana roof garden.
RED HOLDOUT
RANKS BREAK
CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 24.—Outfielder
Earle Neale late yesterday signed his
1920 contract with the Cincinnati Na
tionals. The remaining holdouts of the
world’s champions are Roush. Ruether,
Eller. Kopf. Paubert and Groh. Roush,
however, has intimated that he will go
south with the team and President Herr
mann believes the others will sign in a
tew days.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—President John
A. Heydler of the National league ex
pects to confer with Ban Johnson of the
American league here before the end of
the week for the purpose of naming a
new chairman of the National commis
sion, It became known todav.
Indiana Anti-Boxing
Workers Please Observe
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—There is a para
dox In saying that when you knock a
tnan down you help to build him up. But
that's the way It is. Lawrence O. .Mur
ray, former controller of the curreney
nnder President Roosevelt, Taft and Wil
son, has returned to the United States
after two months service overseas as
commissioner for the Knights of Co
lumbus.
"I was once a member of Roosevelt's
tennis cabinet,” said Mr. Murray, ‘‘and
tennis was about the extent of my lik
ing for active sport. Mr. Roosevelt set
a race that required intensive energy
to keep up with. But I’ve returned to
tbi* country a boxing enthusiast. I
came to regard the thousands of dollars
spent overseas by the Knights of Co
lumbus on boxing equipment and bouts
for the soldiers as one of the finest
Soseible investments in American man
ood. The K. of C. staged hundreds of
boust in Paris, Germany and London,
and they were real, manly exhibitions.
No boy was ever more than temporarily
bnrt in these fights, and scores of the
pick of the army participated.
‘‘l’ve sat at so many ringsides that I
know the game and love it. Good, clean
boxing. well-gOTerned by men who know
the difference between a bruißer and an
artist, should be legalized in every state.
It makes men better citizens because it
teaches them the resources and applica
tion of wit and strength and the game
of grinning and bearing it.”
French Mat Champion
Bids for Caddock Bout
NEW YORK. Feb. 24.—George Ken
nedy, the Montreal promoter and man
ager of the French wrestling champion.
Salmdore Chevalier, left last night for
home. Kennedy is ready to match Salva
dor with any rival to prove his right
io a match with Stecher for the title.
He la anxious to meet Caddock. Salva
dor claims he forced Caddock to side
's tep the tournament in Paris, at which
the Frenchman won the championship.
Important Turner Practice
The South Side Turner basket men will
run through a stiff drill at the Prospect
street gymnasium tomorrow night and
Capt. Rice requests that all players re
port, as some Important business mat
ters will be decided after practice. The
Turners gre after a game with a strong
Independent team for Saturday night and
it is probable that the deal will go
through. If so, the game will be played on
the Turner court
Win Cathedral Pennant
The Cathedral Mosquitos defeated the
Scorpions, 1C to 14, and by doing so
clinched the Cathedral Basketball league
pennant The Crickets defeated the
Harps in the other game of Monday.
K
Stecher Works Fast
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Feb. 24.—Joe
Stecher. world’s heavyweight wrestling
champ, today holds a victory over Tom
Draak of Holland, whom he defeated in
straight falls last night.
!WHY?’
CD DIE ASH
TIMES
Friday Ladies’ Day as
Usual at Tribe Park;
Indians Change Dugouts
.Tack Hendricks. Tribe manager, to
day announced that the H. C. t.
would not prevent the Indianaoolts
ball club in offering its .yearly bou
quet to the feminine fans of the city
in the way of giving free admission
to women on Fridays during the
coming season at Washington park.
Women will be admitted to all Fri
day games without charge, other
than what Uncle Sam collects on all
amusement passes. They can come
with or without escorts, it doesn't
matten, and they will t>e passed
through the gate to view the dia
mond proceedings as guests of the
Indians.
Another interesting bit of news an
nouneed at the Tribe park today
was that the home players will oc
cupy the west dugout next season.
In recent years the Indians have been
camped on the north side of the
diamond, but Manager Hendricks be
lieves that he will be doing a good
turn for those fans who like to sit
near the Tribe dugout by moving his
athletes across to the shade 6ide of
the grand stand. Therefore, fans
who order season boxes are hereby
tipped off to where the choice ones
will be.
Champions Come and
Go, but Kilbane Is
Still Toting Crown
Cleveland Irishman in Ninth
Year as Feather King as
He Meets Valger.
Johnny Kilbane is in his ninth year as
the featherweight champion. Since
Washington’s birthday of 1912, when he
won the championship from Abe Ateil,
he has seen a long file of champions
walking from the royal parlors to ob
scurity.
In eight years Jack Johnson and Jess
Willard have come and gone as heavy
weight champions, and Jack DUion as
light heavyweight title holder. The mid
dleweight division has paid homage to
Frank Kiaus. George ("hip and At Mc-
Coy. Ad Wolgast, Willie Ritchie and
Freddie Welsh have had their whirl at
greatness in the lightweight ranks and
the bantams have been ruled by Johnny
Coulon and Kid Williams.
VALGER FINALLY
GETS CHANCE.
Since 1917, when Kilbane left his class
and ran into the lone knockout of his
career by Benny Leonard. the light
weight champion, boxing fang have been
adding the Cleveland Irishman to the
ranks of the passing stars every time he
faced any kind of opponent. Tomorrow
night in Newark. N. J., he meets the
best featherweight among the contenders.
Benny Valger, the New York boy, who
has been chasing him for two years. The
usual flora! wreaths and a space In the
pugliatlc obituary column have been re
served by some of the wise ones for the
champion.
Kilbane may be through. Certainly at
the age of 32 he has passed his prime,
but it is doubtful that he has gone back
enough to let Valger knock him out and
as it is a no-decision bout nothing but a
short period of sleeD will remove the
crown from bis head. The New Yorker,
who has taken upon himself the title of
the “French flash,” is aggressive, fast,
rather clever, but he is not overladen with
a punch. For that matter Kilbane
seems to have lost his to some extent.
But the champion has been milling
around for a long time and he knows
a few things about the game. He can
fight many a no-decis!on battle with hia
head when the steam bas all departed
from his arms.
BOXING
STARS APPEAR IN
DE PONTHIEU BENEFIT
PARIS, Feb. 24.—Georges Carpenter,
Kuropean heavyweight champion; Jeff
Smith. Americnu middleweight; Frank
Brown and K. O. Loughlln, who are here
with the American manager. A1 Lippe, are
to appear in a special exhibition match
here March 10, to be given for the bene
fit of Louis de Pontbleu. the French
i featherweight champion, whose arm was
amputated recently.
BROSSEAN AND
O'DOWD TO BOX
MONTREAL, Feb. 24.—Eugene Bros
seau. the champion Canadian middle
weight, knocked out Young Ahearn, once
middleweight champion of Europe, in the
first round of a scheduled ten round bout
here last night. After the fight Paddy
Mullins, manager of Mike O’Dowd,
world’s middleweight champion, signed
Brosseau to fight the Yankees here on
May 24 for the world’s championship
MASON IN FINE FORM.
FT. WAYNE. Ind., Feb. 24.—Before a
record crowd last night, Frankie Mason,
who is to meet Jimmy Wilde for the
world's flyweight title at Toledo March
12, showed the best form of his ring
career when he made a punching bag
out of Red Conant of Port Clinton, O.
Mason drove bis opponent all around the
ring under a shower of rights and lefts
in the first two rounds and in the third,
with Conant hanging on the ropes in a
helpless condition, Referee Mohler
stopped the bout. Mason weighed 107%
at ringside and Conant 117 at 3 o’clock.
DUNDEE SAYS HE’S CHAMP.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Johnny Dundee
has laid claim to the world's lightweight
championship on the ground that Benny
Leonard Is unable to scale at 135 pounds
ringside, the figure which prevailed when
h<- won the tttle from Welsh. Dundee
has engaged in more than 300 bouts and
has suffered only one knockout In his
career, and he afterward defeated Willie
Jackson, who tuned the trick.
ADAIR STOPS DENNY.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 24.—Barney
Ariair of New Y'ork was given the de
cision over Young Denn.vof New Orleans
a* the end of the fifteenth round In their
fight here last night. After the fifth
round Adair was the aggressor and won
every round. The men fought at welter
weights. ,
HOLT KISSES CANVAS.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24—Tommy
Holt of England made his debut in a ring
bore last night by losing to Battling
Murray, Philadelphia. Murray knocked the
Englishman down five times in the first
round. After he had floored Holt twice
In the second officials stopped the bout.
MOORE AND SHARKEY DRAW.
PORTLAND. Me., Feb. 24—Pal Moore
of Memphis and Jack Sharkey of New
York fought twelve rounds here last
night, Moore excelling in in fighting, but
Sharkey lauding the hnrder blows. Under
the state laws no decision could be
given, but it looked like a draw.
BOY McCORMICK WINS.
VALLEJO, Cal., Feb. 24.—80 y Mc-
Cormick, English light heavyweight, won
a decision over '‘Sailor” Ed Petroskey in
a ten-round bout here yesterday under
the auspices of the Mare Island naval
training camp.
TREMAINE SHOWS PUNCH.
AKRON. 0., Feb. 24.-Carl Tremaine,
Cleveland midget, knocked out Eddie
Lavery, Akron, in the eighth round last
night. The flashy Cleveland boy reg
istered two knockdowns early in the
fight.
SMITH SCORES K. O.
AKRON. 0., Feb. 24.—Sergt. Ray Smith
of Newark, N. J., knocked out Jack
Connors of New York In the aecond round
BASKET BALL
Hill and Ray Race
Likely at Olympic
Stirs English Fans
British Sport Authority In
clined to Give Yank
Star Edge.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.-In England
they are already the possible
meeting of the Joie Hay, Illinois A. C.
runner, and the English mile and half
mile champion, A. G. Hill, in the 1,500-
meter race In the Olympic games at Ant
werp.
W. L. Sinclair, In writing of the mer
its of the two men in the Sporting
Chronicle, does not agree with the con
tention that Hill’s mile in 4 minutes
21 1-5 seconds, half mile in 1 minute and
55 seconds, and winning quarter in the
mile relay at the English championships,
w-as the best one-man-one-day per
formance of all times. He considers that.
Ray’s 4 minutes 14 2-5 seconds for the
mile, 1 minute 56 seconds in the half,
and 4 minutes 34 seconds in a four-mile
relay was the greater performance in
one day,
AW ARDS AT WABASH.
CRAWFORDRVILLE, Ind., Feb. 24.
The Wabash Athletic association will
award honor sweaters and letters Wednes
day morning at chapel to members of the
1919 track and baseball squads, and to
the 1920 football men. Service stripe
sweaters for seniors have not arrived yet,
but all other men will receive sweaters
who have been awarded letters.
CUBANS BET HEAVILY ON JAI-ALAI GAME.
Hi* mkb jJUBcbI
* Hf ° ]t "L. nH
By LEE J. BMITS,
Special Correspondent of The Times.
HAVANA, Feb. 24. While supporters
of baseball In the United States are con
vlneed that the taint of gambling must
be removed if the game Is to continue to
thrive, in Cuba the national sport of
Jul-alai is chiefly a device for heavy bet
ting.
If there exists here any of the reform
element always active In the United
States, certainly it is not in evidence.
Jal-alal, pronounced “high a 11-.'." is
one of the sights which every American
tourist is urged not to miss. The game
resembles handball on a big scale The
players were strapped to their right
hands narrow, curved baskets, or cestax.
with which they scoop the ball out of the
Rlr and fling It against, the pnd wall of a
court 210 feet long. Most of the players
rome from Spain. The game Is learned
by children, bouncing bails against the
walls of buildings Unbelievable skill
and swiftness are displayed.
Three nights a week the great black
walled concrete jai alal building Is
thronged. Seat prices range from 50
cents to sl2. The attendance averages
4.000. Thousands of dollars in wagers
change hands. Opposing teams are dis
tinguished by blue ana white blouses,
ana on the score board nre marked the
changing odds, which are determined
after the mutual system. Betting com
mlssloners in black Jackets and red caps
circulate among the crowds soliciting
of a scheduled twelve round boxing con
test here last night. The men are heavy
weights.
EASY FOR TAR BABY".
MEMPHIS, Feb. 24. Sam Langford.
Boston negro heavyweight, knocked out
‘‘Battling" Oahee, Memphis negro, iu the
second round of a scheduled eight-round
bout here last night.
HURLEY BEATS BARRY.
DETROIT, Feb. 24.—Joe Hurley o{
Syracuse decisively outpointed Frank
Barry, Milwaukee, in a ten round bout
here last night.
VITO DOWNS CARNEY.
QUINCY, Mass., Feb. 24.—Johnnv Vito
of Chelsea was awarded the decision
over Billy Carney of New Bedford in
ten rounds here last night.
BRAMKR BEATS JACKSON.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 24-In a
no-declalon fen-round bout boro last
night Harry Brainer of the Pacific const 1
administered a rather severe lacing to
Nate Jackson of Oklahoma City.
OTHER MONDAY BOUTS.
At Philadelphia—Lew Teudler knocked
out Allentown Dundee In the second
round of a scheduled six-round bout.
At Bayonne, N. J. —Johnny Howard
and Jack Clark fought an eight-round
draw.
HAUGEN WINS SRI EVENT.
DENVER, Feb. 24.—Anders Haugen of
Dillon, Cole., won the professional event
of the interstate ski tournament here
yesterday with a jump of 114 feet.
O. U. BUSHER l!
Ote Stubbs sc* all big leaguers ware
red flannel undershirts in the spring ,
which in my oplnyon has got the cooteys
knocked for a dubblo row of goole.
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1920.
SPORT
mis
LEAGUE LEADERS LAST NIGHT.
Star league, Sticb (Newsboys) 240
Manuacturers’ league, Strac-k
(Wheeler.-Schebler) 227
Rotary league, Clark (Bee-Vee-Dees). 226
Commercial league. Sheets (Marmon
Boosters) 216
Strack was high siugle game man in
the Manufacturers’ loop again lust night.
He went about as big as a peanut in his
first round but passed everybody with a
227 lu the second.
Gantner and Thomas also pounded the
plus fairly well for the Wheeler-Schebler
quintet and they eventually won the odd
game from the Kiugans.
Noffke and Leary gave the Imperials
all they had and an 866 total, the best
In the loop, was forthcoming.
The top count is the only one that
won a game for the Imperials. The
National Forties walloped ’em by one
pin in the second and won the third
without trying.
The National and Marmon Autos
clashed and the Marmons got what Patty
gave the drum. Lovick was the big
National.
Capt. Pauley of the Marmon crew fired
himself after he saw what be did In the
first game.
wager*. One continuous uproar, which
sound* more hysterical than tbe rooting
of baseball fans, give* to the Jai alal
building the nickname “Palace of Noise.”
The players, many of whom remain
topnotener* for more than twenty years,
despite the fact tiiHt the game is far
more strenuous than baseball, refresh
themselves with rum and brandy in the
rest periods. Jai alal professionals all
wear mustaches and resemble the photo
graphs of big-league baseball stars taken
BILEfARDS
HOPPE PETERSON
TEAM COMING
Willie Hoppe, world's champion balk
line bllllardist, will be seen in exhibi
tion matches here Monday and Tuesday
of next week, according lo an announce
ment by Harry Cooler yesterday. Along
with Hoppe will be another champion,
Charley Peterson, wizard at fancy shots
The two will be seen nt the Occidental
parlor in afternoon and night contests
nt three cushion and balkllne billiards.
Hoppe and Peterson have traveled to
gether for several seasons, but the exhi
bition Is always new, for Peterson Is
usually on the heels of the champion in
either hniknne >three cushion and
sometimes is able to take the number of
the champion.
Manager ttenjainln Is handling the tour
of the "champs.” Hoppe recently copped
the balkline tourney at New Y'ork, set
tling all doubts as to his being the best
bllllardist In the world. Charley Peter
son. although not the master of the 18.2
balkline, can outclass the ehamplon when
It comes to making fancy shots. His
fancy shots probnbly create more talk
and attention than the playing of the
champion. Both Petorson and Hoppe are
great favorites In Indianapolis and their
coming will be greeted with approval by
the billiard fans In this city.
AMATEUR CUEISTS START.
BOSTON. Feb. 24.—The seventeenth
annual Class A 18.2 balkllne billiard
tournament opened here lust night at the
Boston Athletic association with David
McAndless of Chicago, the present Class
A champion, paired with Julian Rice,
who recently won the Class B champion
ship in Brooklyn. McAndless won his
match by a score of 300 to 137, his high
runs being 50, 40 and S3. Two matches
will be played daily for ten days.
Butler to Face Earlham
Butler will meet Earlham instead of
Wabash at the Butler gym Friday night.
The Scarlet team has canceled the con
test for that date, but It Is probable the
game with the Little Giants will be
staged Tuesday night of next week.
The contest with Earlham will be one
which was canceled two weeks ago when
the flu epidemic was raging at Rich
mond.
The Irvington team was sent through
a light workout yesterday, consisting of
passing and basket shooting. Several
members of the squad were absent, hav
ing gone to their homes for the week
end. However, a fell squad wns ex
pected this afternoon with the idea in
view of checking the (Jankers.
Swiss Olympic Teams
GENEVA. Felt. 24. Fourteen national
Swiss sport federations have Joined the
Swiss committee for the Olympic games.
Twelve of the federations have an
nounced their Indention of sending teams
to participate in the trials for the Swiss
national teams.
CHARLES LOGAN
Stritt got a 222 and a little bit more,
but he just happened to be riding the
wrong boat.
The Western Unions were not sure of
their match with the Langsenkamps un
til the last pin bit the dust. They man
aged to get the odd game.
Krag of the Langsenkamps came near
upsetting the best laid plans of men
and beasts when he put the skids under
a 204, but he quit after giving his team
one win.
There was only one prominent starlight
in the Star circuit. The feature bowler
was Sttch, granting him the title by
virtue of the 240 he got lu the closing act.
Stioh shot with the Newsies and with
Bulach's assistance he trimmed the ears
off of the Pressmen.
Kelly's Operators finished the night
with a clean slate. The Admen forfeited
to them.
The Pledups pied the Makeups three
times In a row and didn't have to do any
thing spectacular to put OTcr the deal.
The Bee-Vee-Dees of the Rotary leagut
didn't give the Deuces Wild a chance to
get in out of ihe cold until after they had
won the first two games.
Clark had a large evening. He kicked
in with a 226 the first thing off the bat,
thirty years ago Rumors of crooked
ness are numerous and elaborate effort*
are taken to prevent the "fixing" of
games The umpires ,-ire player* and
every natch is watched by three of them,
one of whom has the deciding voice In a
dispute between the other two.
Jal-aial was Introduced into Cuba from
Spain shortl; after the Spanish American
war. Gen. Wood, when governor of Cuba,
was ad enthusiastic devotee of the gams
and an accomplished player.
pounded out a 11)1 In the second round
and so oh and so forth.
If Hall and his 101 had stayed at home
where they belonged the "Beevers ’ would
have made it a clean win.
The Bell Hops stayed up over the 800
mark and won front the Pork Chops
every time.
McKlwaiue got s double century and
two other clever counts for the Tork
Chons, but his work didn't look ro very
good when Marked up with that of
Field, Bell Hop anchor.
The Shoe Str, -gs had no easy time win
ning the rubber contest from the Worry
Chasers.
Ueitzell went to second In the one
game class with a 221 count.
The Marmon Boosters had a close call
In tbelr match with the Central Union
Telephones. Two big scores by Dibble
and Sheets pulled them out on top.
The Langsdnle Gas forgot their prayers
and the Hoosler Oil slipped It over on
them two times.
The Keyless Locks tried starting at
the bottom and going to the top, but
they didn’t get there until slow music
was being played. They were bucking
he Hoosler Otis.
Mescal! was good every time, and he
topped his work with a 212.
Plez tried hard to do something for
the good of the Gibson Ausos, but the
Link Belts wouldn't give him a bearing.
The Prospect Gas outfit, fought the
Midwest No. 1 shooters off their feet,
winning by a hair's breath lu the odd
game.
The Citizens Gas opened with a loss
to the Martin-Parry Corporation, but
came back and took the gravy in the
next two.
LOCAL ELKS CLEAN CP.
DETROIT, Feb. 24.—Indianapolis and
Port, nuron howlers were the gold medal
winners in the Elks’ national bowling
tournament Just finished here. Indian
apolis No. S five-man team with a score
of 2,093, took down the medals for this
event, while M. YValters and C. Allen of
Port Huron rolled 1,211 in the doubles.
John Maney of Detroit with 650 topped
the list of Individuals and J. Pritchett
of Indianapolis landed the high prize
In the all-events. In the class A doubles
M.-Waters and C. Allen, Port Huron,
won tifSt with 1,211; Rassmussen and
Harahman, Indianapolis, won third with
1,100; Miller and Blue, Indianapolis, won
seventh with 1,164, and Westover and
Pollard, Indianapolis, won ninth with
1,163. In the five-man teams, Indianap
olis No. 8 won first with 2,993; Indianap
olis No. 2 won fifth with 2.800, and In
dianapolis No. I won seventh with 2,787.
In the nil events J. Pritchett, Indian
apolis. won first with 1.889, and A M.
Pollard. Indianapolis, won fifth with
1,807. In the singles A. M. Pollard, In
dianapolis, won ninth with 620.
ST. PAUL IN HOCKEY WIN.
BT. PAUL, Feb. 24.-St. Paul Athletic
club hockey team took the Monarch* of
Winnipeg over the ice last night for a
win of 20 to 0.
CUE GOSSIP
County Legion Men
Start Sports Boom
at Meeting Tonight
Eight-Club Baseball League
Planned by Former Serv
ice Men.
Members of the athletic committee of
the Marion county American legion posts
will meet in the Law' building at 8:15
tonight to discuss sport plans for the
coming outdoor season. Thirty-seven
posts arc included in the county legion,
and It Is believed that athletics on a
big scale can be worked up. Baseball
will be the chief sport discussed at the
meeting tonight, and the Idea now Is to
form at least eight teams among thf
posts of the county and organize an of
ficial Legion league.
Many prominent athletes. Including
baseball, basketball, tennis, football and
track nitn. •• e included at: Ji-x t* --otin
ty legion members and th' possibilities
of developing strong teams In all
branches are unlimited.
If the sport program of the former
service met foes through ns planned the
athletic calendar of Indianapolis and
Marion county In general Is bound to
r -celve a popular addition. Ts a bare
hall league Is organized it will, in all
probability, become affiliated with tl>e
Indianapolis Amateur Baseball associa
tion. Members of the legit,i athletic'
c.ir.-mittee are William Deery. ■•lMiirniuti;
Thomas Hendricks, Jack MeKuv, Ray
Bonslb. Sidney Rose, Paul Kccbtman,
Frank McCann and W. J. Ash.
Amateur Baseball
Call Sent Out for
Gathering March 2
Players and Managers Urged
to Attend First Organization
Session of Year.
The first meeting for the organiza
tion of the Indianapolis Amateur Base- '
ball association for 1920 will be held on
Tuesday evening March 2, at 7:30 o'clock
in the council chamber of tbe city ball
and R. Walter Jarvis, director of recrea
tion, requests every amateur bait tosser
In the city and others Interested in the ,
sandlot game to put in bis appear
ance at the gathering.
Indianapolis, with eight leagues of
eight teams each, ranked with the leading (
amateur baseball cities of the country
last season and. in view of the fact that
many sandlo'ters have been discharged
from the United State* servh-e since that
time, the recreation department plans
to double the number of entries in
the association this year and send In
dianapoiis to tbe front of the amateur;
list.
MANUFACTURERS STRONG
WITH FOUR LOOPS.
The manufacturing concerns of the
city got behind the amateur association 1
-• >ear and were big factors in it* sue- i
es. putting four snappy leagues in the
field. Mr Jarvis earnestly urge* the.
support of tbe conce:ns who entered :
teams tn the organization last year and
of all others who were not represented.
James 11. Lowry, superintendent of
public parks, lias informed Mr. Jarvis
that tbe park board will do everything
in its power to boost amateur baseball
this year, the same as it has done in
previous seasons. All of the old park
diamonds are to be gone over and ar
ranged in the most up-to-date manner.
Several new diamonds are to lie built in
the parks and new- fields will be la.ved off
on the public playgrouuds and on va
cant lots throughout the city If the de
mand for them Is great enough The suc
cess of the association last season was
due partly to the excellent condition it*
which the diamonds were kept.
TEAMS START
LINING I P.
Several amateur pilots have already
announced their intention of enter
tng clubs in the association,/and Herb
Cambel, manager of last year's Mili
taries, champions of the Civic league,
states that he will send three teams out
to fight for championships. The El
Dalle*. Dick A. C.’s, Hupp Juniors. Soutn
Side Turners, Christamores and several
other fast outfits are dropping Into Hue
and It Is planned to organise fire Inde
pendent umateur loops, to play on Sun
day afternoon. The Manufacturing
leagues wili play on Saturday.
SPORTS-DANCING
MARION CLUB RA BKB ALL DANCE.
The Marlon Club Baseball association
will give an entertainment and dance at
the Marlon club. March 11. and the com
mittee in charge is planning a great
time for the members and friends of the
organization.
The Marion club ball tossers will start
tratuing in their gymnasium this week
and all members of last year's D. A. C.
tfam are requested to report at tbe dub
to Mr. U’lrey or Stanley Feezlo as soon as
possible. Rex Dawson, Joe Moo, Bab
M.ittern. Erule Huhn, Reagan Nnne.v and
all other fast amateur and semi pro play
ers in the city are also requested to get
in touch with Feezle at the Marion club
or the G. H. Westlug sporting goods
store. The Marlon club team will play
most of its games out of the city, and
state nines desiring games are requested
to address the baseball manager, care of
the Marlon club.
MILITARY A. A. DANCE.
R. Walter Jarvis, director of public
recreation, will act ns floor manager at
the Military A. A. dance to be given at
the Riverside danclug pavilion. March 8.
Mr. Jarvis has conducted dances at the
Lnuter Boys' club for several years and
Is a big favorite with persons who have ;
attended them.
The proceeds of the military dance
will go toward supplying three baseball !
teams to be organized In the western
section of the city with uniforms this ]
year. The Military basebnllers. cham
pions of (he Civic league, formed one of'
the fastest amateur outfits In the city
last year. but. owing to lack of funds
they were unable to buy uniforms and
did not make as flashv nppenrnnce as
some of their rivals. This season they
are appealing to their hundreds of fol
lowers to give them a lift and they ex
pect n big attendance at the dance, ;
March 8.
STATE PRIZE YVALTZ FRIDAY.
A big entry list 1s forming for the
state championship S3O prize waltz to be
given at the Athenaeum the coming Fri
day night, and all the thrills of high
class dancing are promised when the star
waltzers of the city and state take the
floor. Paul Gibson and Ida Abbott,
partners in several previous prize events,
are-threatened with having their prestige,
lowered, according to gossip heard among
the city's dancers. Several experts of the
light fantastic who claim better rating
than Gibson hare entered, and they are
out to capture the big honors. John
son's orchestra will supply the music
and dancing will start at 9 p. m. and
continue until 1 a. m. There will be
dancing for both the prize contestants
and others, making a full evening's pro
gram. In addition to the city's star
waltzers there will be prominents there
from Ft. Wayne. Evansville. Vincennes
and Terre Haute No entry fee is
charged, the admission price of 50 cents,
or $1 a couple, covering everything.
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Pell Defends Title
BOSTON, Feb. 24.—Clarence C. Pell of [
New York, playing through In the na- i
tlonnl amateur racquets championship
tournament, yesterday retained his title I
by defeating Stanley <}. Mortimer of :
New Y'ork in the final match. The scores
were l5, 15-9. 15-2, 15-3.
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TYVKLYE IN TOURNEY.
WARSAW, Ind., Feb. 2‘*. —Twelve high :
school teams of Kosclueko county are
entered In the annual county basket
tournament to be staged io Warsaw next i
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27j and 28.
HEZE CLARK
NEWS
10,000 Francs Awarded
Carpentier for Boxing
Prestige Won for France
PARIS, Feb. 24.—For the prestige
he ha* given boxing in France, and
the help lie has lent In the progress
of physical training, Georges C'arpen-
Her, French heavyweight and chal
lenger for the world's championship
title, has been awarded a grand prize
of 10,000 francs by the French acad
emy' of sports.
Edwards, Australian
Lightweight Champ ,
Start sAf ter Yanks
Boy From Antipodes Plans
Hop Through Ranks Here,
Opening With Mitchell.
The land of the kangaroo has sent some
wonderful boxers to America. Somehow
the boys from the Antipodes no sooner
step down the gang plank than they be
gin making good. The latest gem is the
"Benny Leonard” of the Antipodes. He
is smiling Lew Edwards, who has cleaned
up the fighters in his division at home
and nicked the bones.
"America next"—is his slogan.
This crack l:i3-poundpr comes with
both n gilt-edge reputation and a pas
sion for the glove-dangling game. Wheth
er he will rise to the top rungs of the
lightweight ladder or be compelled to
hop back to kangaroo land as a failure
In the American boxing ring, is a story
the future alone holds. Such critics as
Tom Andrews of Milwaukee believe that
Edwards can do to Benny Leonard what
no other lightweight has succeeded In
doing. Leonard was at one time signed
iMkrszß pv
to box Edwards in Australia for a good
sized guarantee, but tbe affair fell
through. Now the Australian comes to
the champion's own hearthstone.
EJwards Is tagged as being ss fast
as any lightweight that ever lived, clever
with his dukes, cool, marvelously re
sourceful and a hard bitter. F.n route
to the states he train'd hard on the boat
all the way. On landing at San Fran
cisco he immediately went to a gymna
sium, while bis friends went sight-see
ing Ills manager and trainer. George
Balllieu, rubs Edwards for a solid hour
after each workout.
First, he will have to meet some of
the lesser lights In bis division to prove
himself. There is a pretty healthy crop
of lightweights In the United States at
preseiit, too. Then If the Kangaroo Land
boxer survives, a Leonard Edwards at
traction may cause the promoters to get
excited and they will hold a bidding bee
similar to the one now going on over the
Dempsey Carpentier cash register.
Tbe Australian is either wise or bas
been put wise. He bas announced that
be Intends to inquire Into tbe weight
of lemnard before consenting to meet
him. and that Benny must weigh in
public. The invader can make 130 pounds.
If necessary. If he should continue to
Insist on the weight proposition a con
troversy similar to the Tendler-Leonard
affair may arise. I*onard has gone to
the Pacific coast to do some moving pic
ture work and speed up In tbe four
round game a bit. The champion is
treading the path of gold these days.
Ahead of Edwards lies the same trail to
fame and wealth if he can blast his way
through, for Americans love those who
climb the dizzv heights and also love to
shower their heroes with golden coin.
Edwards will get his first chance at Mil
waukee Thursday when be meets Richie
Mitchell.
DePauw Repeats Over
Aggies in Rough Play
GREENCASTLE. Ind., Feb. 24—In a
fast game, marred by rough play, De-
Pauw again decisively downed the Michi
gan Aggie five here last night, 31 to 18.
Capt. Cannon played a stellar game for
the winners and Rtgbie and Knrtz di
vided the honors there wns for the losers.
The game saw Curtis, a DePauw veteran,
reinstated through an examination. He
went, to center when Gipson was taken
out on fouls, Miller going back to back
guard.
Miller and Cannon set the crowd wild
with a repetition of their famous under
net play, the half ending 16 to 10 In
favor of the Old Gold. The second half
frequently rivaled a football game for
roughness. Three men were taken out.
both Gipson and Garrett having gathered
the necessary four personal fouls. Referee
Evans sent Hlgbie out of play for alleged
flstics tactics. DePauw's offensive was
overwhelming in the second period.
Canoe Club Goes After
Women’s Swim Tourney
Should the Indianapolis Athletic and
Canoe club be granted the sanction for
the national 600 yard women’s free style
and men's 150-yard back stroke swim
ming championships, some of the coun
try's foremost water stars will be seen
In competition here during the latter part
of next month.
The Canoe club is forming a swimming
team under the direction of William S.
Merriam, one of the best and most widely
known coaches in the country. For sev
eral years he was connected with the
Independent Athletic club and before
coming here was a member of the world’s
championship team of the Illinois Ath
letic club. If the I. A. A. C. Is awarded
the above events they Will be staged in
the Marion club pool, as the proposed
Canoe club pool will not be completed
until the latter part of June.
Goullet and Egg Arrive
NEW Y'ORK, Feb. 24.—Alfred Goullet
and Oscar Egg arrived here today on the
French liner La Savoie, Goullet’s arrival
being a surprise to the promoters of the
six-day bicycle race, which will take
place here March 7 to 13.
ILLINI FINISH FAST.
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 24.—Illinois
basket shooters last night beat the
Gopheis. 26 to 20. At the end of the first
half .Minnesota was leading. 9 to 8. Illi
nois maintained a terriffle pace in the last
session and Minnesota was unable to
meet It. j
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BOXING
SPEEDY RAYLS
HERE FOR TEST
WITH EM-ROES
Locals to Put Forth Big Claims
if They Beat Detroiters
Tonight.
If the Detroit Rayls fail to defeat the
Em-Roes when they clash at the Y. M.
C. A. tonight, their campaign through the
middle west and their claims to the
dependent basket championship of this,
section of the country will have been
made in vain. If they fall before the Em-
Roes they must turn around and go
home, with nothing more than a wonder
ful record of eighteen victories against
four defeats to talk about, while it will
be the duty of Capt. Feeney's team to
hoist the basketball flag of honor of the
middle west and defend it against all
comers.
Shortly after tbe season opened the
Rayls sailed out of Detroit and have been
going ever since. In their travels they
have met and defeated the crack inde
pendent teams of the country and their
claim to tbe title of the middle west
seems to have more punch to it than
any other presented. They will start
here tonight with Boosey and Runkel.
forwards; Kline, center, and YYasmund
Kax'anaugh, guards. This Is a combina
tion that will be hard to beat and local
fans are not to sure about the outcome
of the season's most promtnent Indepen
dent clash.
Capt. Feeney is sure of a victory. The
local lineup will Include Klein and
Schoeneman. forwards: Rice, center, and
Feeney and Behrent, guards. Fans
throughout Hooslerdom know of the
power of the forwards and guard*.
Johnny Rice is anew addition to the
squad. He is a youngster. Just out of
high school, but a whale of a player on
the defense and easily one of the best
basket shots in the state. Rice has gone
great with the Em-Roe in two out-of
town games this wek BDd his many
friends here are pulling for some star
light stuff from him tonight.
Debonairs Swing Back
Into Action Tonight in
Clash With Pair-O-Dice
The Denbonairs, champions of the
amatenr loop, will be seen in action on a
local court tonight for the first time in
two weeks when they stack up against
the Fair o’ Dice at the Marlon club. Two
strong amateur quintets will play a cur
tain raiser at 7:15 and the big game will
start promptly at 8:30. Coach Squires
has worked hard to get his outfit into
shape for tonight's scrap, and with Star
buck and O'Cain, forwards; Kttris. cen
ter, and Schafer and Anderson, guards,
be feels 11 at they will have the choice
side of the count when the curtain drops.
Anderson is anew addition to tha
“Deb" squad, but in the few games ha
has played he looked like a phenom and
evidently has the stuff to step out with
the best guards in the state amatenr
ranks before the season closes. The Fair
o’ Dice have bad only one defeat checked
against them this season, that by tbe
Leaders In the local district of the state
150-pound tourney, and there is no doubt
but that they will show the Squires
crew a good time before taking the bit
ter dose.
Manager Evans has entered into nego
tiations with two fast Louisville (Ky.l
amateur quintets and stated today that
the Debonairs probably will visit the
home of the Colonels for a series of
games before the season closes. It. Wal
ter Jarvis, director of public recreation. %
has also asked the Louisville rnrk board J
to arrange a series of games between the*
Louisville amateur champs and the local ’
title bearers.
The second meeting of the Debonair
Home association will be held at the
clubhouse tomorrow evening. The stock
sales for the new athletic home are in
creasing dally and it is planned to start
work on the building ns soon as wealbet
permits.
College Card This Week
TONIGHT.
DeTauw rs. Notre Dame at Oreencastle.
Wabash vs. Michigan Aggies at Craw
fordsville.
WEDNESDAY.
Purdue vs. Indiana at Lafayette.
Notre Dame vs. Wabash at Crawfords
ville.
Dentals vs. Rose Poly at Terre Haute.
THURSDAY.
Bt. Joseph vs. Y'alparalso at Valpa
raiso.
FRIDAY.
DePauw vs. Franklin at Franklin.
Eariham vs. Butler at Butler Gym
BATI RDAV.
Indiana vs. Onio State at Bloomington.
DeTauw vs. Lake Forest at Green
castle.
Nebraska vs. Valparaiso at Valparaiso.
Basketball Games and
Track Meet at Wabash
CRAW FORDSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 24.
Wabash college athletes face a heavy pro
gram this week with a full schedule of
track and basketball games. Two basket
games and an indoor track meet with
DePauw are carded.
The week opens with the Michigan
Aggies here in a basket argument to
night. The Michigan team defeated Wa
bash early this month while it was on
its northern road trip, by a 2-point mar
gin. and local fans are slightly dubious
about the outcome of this battle.
Notre Dame steps upon the Wabash
court Thursday night in a scheduled
bout with the Scarlet basket gladiators.
The Irish quintet was also a team which
took the Cavemen into camp on their
northern pilgrimage this month, and it
is also one of tbe teams for whose scalp
Coach Y’aughn is baiting on the home
floor. Track men will have their first
opportunity to display their stuff before
a home crowd in the meet against De- /
Pauw Friday night. Knee, football half j
back and promising sprinter, bas recov J
ered from an attack of the flu and
be in tbe squad.
Former Soldier Wins Race
NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—From a field
of thirty-seven starters, Frank Euna
of Staten Island, won the twenty-five
mile road race through the streets of
Brooklyn Monday In 2:57:53 1-5. The
greater part of the route was covered
with slipoery frozen snow, and the win
ner's time was remarkable considering
the condition of the course. Zuna is a
member of the Frank B. Whitney post.
American legion, and after he returned
from active service in France won the
Trenton-to-Camp Dix marathon run last
year.
ROSS STILL WINNING.
ADELAIDE. Australia, Feb. 24.—Nor
man Ross, tbe American, swimming un
der the colors of the Illinois A. C., won
the Australian 440-yard championship
yesterday.
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