PLANS FOR NET TOURNEYS WORKED OVER AT SESSION OF STATE BOARD
High School Basket Meet
Entries Set New Record
Secretary Trester Announces 512 of 629 I. H. S. A. A. Mem
bers Will Compete in 1921 Court Battles
Assured Sectional and Championship Play—Local Win
ners in Indiana Regional—Abbot Is New President.
THIRTY-TWO SECTIONAL TOURNAMENTS LIKELY
Bj- CHARLES LOGAN.
All entry records for the Indiana State
High School Athletic Association basket
ball championship tournament will be
shattered with the eleventh annual meet,
which Is to be concluded here March 18
and 19 next. This information came to
light at a meeting of the board of con
trol of the I. H S. A. A. at the Clay
pool hotel Tuesday afternoon.
Although the association has grown
bigger and stronger every year since its
organization, this past year bas been a
bumper one for enrollments and the
membership list has now swelled above
the fondest expectations of the directors.
Permanent Secretary A. L. Treater an
nounced at the board meeting Tuesday
that 621* schools are now registered In the
association, against 512 members at this
time last year, which shows an Increase
of 112 schools. The coming tournament
will bring no less than 512 schools to
gether In competition, while last sea
son's maik of 433 was considered a record
that would stand for some time.
These statistics show that Indianapolis
Is facing the problem, which is a pleas
ing one. of staging the championship
round of the biggest basket-ball tourna
ment the country has ever known.
HARD AT WORK.
This tournament must not only be con
ducted successfully, but the teams and
fans must be taken care of in better
style than either Purdue or Indiana Uni
versltv has ever been able to handle them.
The joint committee representing the
Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. But
ler College and Manual. Sbortrldge and
Technical High Schools Is alreadj hard
at work on plans for staging the mam
moth event and there is little doubt but
that their adopted slogan of “Once at
Indianapolis. Always at Indianapolis,
will be carried out.
Forty-six invitations for sectional meets
were placed before the members of the
boarl yesterday by Secretary Trester.
This breaks another record, but the board
would haTe been hard up if it didn’t, be
cause there will be more sectionals than
ever the coming March. Last season
twenty-six districts accommodated all
entries, but Trester stated yesterday that
It is a certainty that there will be thirty
two stctlonal meets this year, possibly
more. The entry lists have not yet closed
and the already assured number of 512
entries may be raised considerably be
fore the books are closed.
These forty-six sectional Invitations
come from cities well scattered through
out the State and all of them appear
qualified to handle the play In their re
spective vicinities. Several district cen
ters were considered yesterday, but no
definite step was takeu, as the hoard was
hard pushed with other matters of im
portance that demanded immediate at
SIRE OF SECTIONAL.
Indianapolis is tlie only city in the
State at this time that is sure of a sec
tional. The local meet will be staged at
the Coliseum and sixteen teams, which
have not yet been designated, will com
pete for the honors.
The district meets are to be held March
4 and 5, the regional play at Indiana and
Purdue will be held March 12, ami the
championship struggles will be fought
here on March 18 and ’O. The idea ot
this regional play, as has been previously
explained, Is to eliminate sixteen of the
sectional rumps with one round of
games so that the physical strain of the
championship tights will be decreased.
The board will meet again during the
first part of January to award the sec
tlonals and announce the date for the
closing of the entry lists. The boundary
line for the Purdue and Indiana regionals
will also be named at this meeting, in
dications at this time point to the In
I—iiiWMißiiin nimriKiniTifi mnmtmi nr—
OLD BAT ffOILD REFEREE.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Bat Nelson, tbe
old-time lightweight champion, is going
to be a referee. The famous battler has
filed his application with the boxing com
mission and expects to get the necessary
permit in a few days.
When the hero of a hundred fights
▼iaited the offices of the commission to
day he expressed absoute confidence in
his ability to handle the indicator and
call them" as they should.
SOFT ONE FOR WELCH.
NEWARK, Dec. 29—Freddie Welsh,
former Ugntweight champion, celebrated
his return to the ring here by stopping
Willie Green, Boston, in four rounds.
Green failed to come ont for the fifth
round on the pretense of a wrenched
RhouWcr. Physicians pronounced him
■plnjured and the referee declared Welsh
\ CHINK IS WINNER.
MEMPHIS, Tann., Dec. 29 —George
Washington Lee of San Francisco, Chi
nese bantamweight, was given a referee's
decision in an eight-round bout with
•‘Young'' Jack Dempsey of Memphis here
JACK DEPARTS FOR COAST.
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 29.—Jack
Dempsey left for Los Angeles Tuesday.
He officiated as referee iu a boxing bout
Monday night, arranged as. a testimonial
to Walter D. Bratz, former local sports
editor. More than $3,000 was realized
fr the widow and her two children.
jMSTAMS MEET TONIGHT.
sSw’Y YORK, Dec. 29.—Jack Sharkey
ifid Roy Moore, the St. Paul bantam,
will battle for a. chance at tbe crown re
y cently won by Joe Lynch when they meet
In a fifteen-/otuml bout at Madison Square
I Garden tonight;
FITZ SHADER DILLON.
FAN ANTONIO, Texas. Dec. 29. —Young
Fitzsimmons >f Oklahoma City shadi-d
Jack Dilion of Indianapolis In twelve
FTLTON NOT SATISFIED.
I NEW YORK, Dec. 29 -Tom O'Rourke.
I jpianager of Fred Fnlton, calls attention
Bo the omission of the name of tbe
Bflnnesota plasterer from the list of
weights that Jack Dempsey says
Is wUl'ng to meet,
■ ''Fulton deserves another chance if
2? '-nan got oie," he said. “Fulton Is
Be only heavyweight who had the eour-
Ke to meet Harry Wills and he wants
crack at Dempsey.”
Dec. 29.—Bryan Downey
MB Columbus and George Chip, former
champion, will box ten
here January 7. The weight will
160 pounds at 3 o'clock.
ETW YORK, Dec. 20. —Tex Rieknrd is
for a match between Harry
Pittsburgh, and Tommy Gibbons,
for Madison Square Garden late
This bout is planned as a
of elimination to decide another op
for Champion Dempsey.
EW ORLEANS, Dec. 28.—Jack Perry
■ Pittsburgh won an unpopular flfteen
nd decision over Young Denny of New
eans. Referee Wambsgans' decision
i boned by more than 2,000 fans, who
ed for a draw.
t,fy OLEDO, Dec. 29.—Carl Tremaine of
and Earl Puryear of Baltimore
■l meet in a twelve-round bout here the
■■it of Jan. 10.
dianapolis district champs displaying
their wares in the Indiana University
The names of several officials were
placed before the board yesterday and
the men who are to referee the tourney
play will be voted on at tme next meet
Discussion over several disputed foot
ball and basket-ball games arose at the
meeting. The board declared the Bloom
ington-Llnton football game played at
Linton a 14 to 7 victory for Bloomington.
The game was called on account of dark
ness by Referee Ross Smith In the fourth
period, but the Linton players refused tn
leave the field until they had marched
over the goal line, kicked goal and
claimed a tie. Smith, however, ruled it a
victory for Bloomington and the board
took the same action. Athletic relation*
these two schools were then de
clared severed until January, 1922. re
sumption depending on proper assurance
given the board by the principals of the
two institutions on proper conduction oc
Woodford Richeson. Shelbyvllle basket
ball plaver. was declared iueligible for
further high school athletic competition,
as he has p. ssed the age limit of 21
years. All in which Richeson
played this year were forfeited to Shel
bvville opponents. It was explained at
the meeting that Principal Kibby of
Shelbyvllle removed Richeson from the
team upon learning that he hud passed
the age limit.
The Velpen-Spnrgeon basket-ball game
was ruled ‘no game" by the board. It
being the opinion that the officials were
A resolution to the effect that the an
nual tournament shall officially close the
high school basket-bsll season nud that
no post-season games shall lie played
therafter, was adopted by the board.
Teams playing games after the conclu
sion of the tournament will be expelled
from the I. H. S. A. A.
The annual election of officers was
held at the meeting and a unanimous
vote was 'ast in favor of Mervl Abbot,
Bedford, for president. J. M. Leffet.
Warsaw, was elected treasurer. K. V.
Ammerman, Indianapolis, member of the
board; C. C. Carson, R. C. Johnson, "F.
L. Busenberg and ,T. H. Shock were the
other men who attended the meeting.
Busenberg and Shock take office with the
board of control Jan. 1. filling the va
cancles left by the resignation of Carson
and Johnson. Johnson is the retiring
president of the board of control.
Kellogg Answers Rumor
Connecting Purdue With
Being Big Ten Outcast
CHICAGO, Dec. 29.—The majority of
the delegates to the fifteenth annual con
vention of the National Intercollegiate
Athletic Association arrived In Chicago
last night to attend the opening sessions
at the Sherman House today.
Fresh denials that Purdue University
was to be dropped from the Western
Conference, and the hunt of the Univer
sity of West Virginia for a football coach
to succeed “Tubby" Mclntyre constituted
the prize bits of lobby gossip today. Sev
eral matters of importance are to come
before the meeting.
Nelson Kellogg, athletic director at
Purdue, declared there was no foundation
for the report that Purdue was to be
dropped by the Conference. He ssid that
the rumors evidently had been circulated
to “belittle” athletes at the school. "We
have twelve basket-ball and hand-ball
games for this winter and spring, the
maximum permitted by the Conference,
the usual run of indoor and outdoor
track meets, and have five Conference
1921 football games scheduled,” said Mr.
Kellogg. “That should convince the
skeptics that we're far from being out.”
Pro Gridders on Coast
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29. —The Akron
(Ohio) professional football squad, which
arrived here yesterday, today announced
plans (or five games In southern Califor
nia. Three probably will be played In
Los Angeles, one :n San Diego and one
In Pasadena. It Is said.
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Fans Now Asking for Battle
Between Winners and
The Merchants Heat and Light baskeff
tossers were entirety too much for the
State Normal athletes last night, and
their contest on tbe Y. M. C. A. floor
resulted in a 45-to-25 win for the locals.
“Hank” Stevens, Johnson and Bacon
formed an offensive machine that was
faster and stronger than anything the
Normalltes had ever before faced and
they stood around in evident bewilder
ment while the Merchants stacked up
Johuson, who rates as one of the best
forwards in the West, thrilled the fans
with his brilliant floor work and shoot
ing. but he claimed no more attention
than did his running mate, Stevens, who
hit the hoop from every angle of the
court to gain the high scoring distinc
tion. “Hank” caged nine field goals.
Bacon s"orrd two field goals in the sec
ond half, both of them being of the
long, arched type that he tossed In his
old Wabash days.
Normal opened the scoring and ran up
three points before tbe Merchant offen
sive drive got under way, but from then
on the visitors didn’t have a ghost of a
show, Johnson put the Merchants into
a three-all tie with a field and foul goal,
after which the younger Stevens caged
four shots from tbe floor. The Merchants
ran wild until the rest period, at which
time tbe count stood 28 to 9 in their
The Merchants slowed up a bit in the
second half, while the Normal clan
added speed, which made the breaks run
about even. Winters and Grose carried
most of the fight for the visitors during
the second session.
The performance of tbe Merchant team
last night was worth anybody - * time and
money, buj the attendance was the small
est of au> - scheduled big game In the
city this Season. In Johnson, Taylor
and Bncoc. Manager Ferd Born of the
Merchants had three of the leading bas
ket-ball players In this part of the couu
trv in uniform and the Stevens brothers,
"Hank” and “Tubby." played right lu
line with them without any trouble. The
few lucky fans who did witness the game
are of the opinion that the Merchants
as ttaev now line up could five the Indi
anapolis Em-Roes s. terrific fight and
they are more than anxious to witness a
battle between these teams.
SHELBY VILLB, Ind., Dec. 29. —The
Indianapolis Em-Roes romped through
the Shelbyvllle Independents for a .>2-
to-14 victory here Inst right in a game
that was made interesting only by the
brilliant exblblton of floor work and
basket shooting of Herb Behrent and
John Hennessey, forwards for the In il
anapolts team Each of these athletes
caged eight field goals to tie for tae
Practically every move of the Shelby
villo players wa* checked by the strong
deferis* of the Indianapolis team in the
early pluv and it was not until the con
test’was nearing a close that the locats 1
were allowed anything like a clear shot
at the basket. Campbell and Frlddle
placed the best defensive game for the
Em-Roes Rlcbnrdsoi, with four field
goals to his credit, wss the leading scorer
for the Shelbyvllle team, while Briggs
starred ns a defensive man.
Wabash, 34; Evansville “Y,” 10.
Mtlroy. 30; Mooresville, 12.
Manual. 30; Aluinlnl. 18.
Lebanon, 32; Thorntown, 14.
I.ogansport. 31; Technical (Indianapo
Merchants Heat and Light, 45; State
Em-Roes. 52; Shelbyvllle 14.
Greenwood Legion. 30; Ferndalcs. 23.
Manual Trims Alumni
Manual alumni basket players were
unable to meet the pace set by the Manual
regular* last night and the present day
star* won the annual scrap, 30 to 18.
Bohemian. Behreut and the Harmeson
boys led In the scoring fy the regulars,
while Rice and O'Connor were the chief
point getters for the grads.
Coach Morrison changed his line-up
frequently and gave all the members of
the first-string squad a chance to per
form. Tho alumni players fought hard
and forced the playing at tim-s, but the
regulars were in better condition and
easily remain in front.
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INDIANA DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29.1920.
By EDDIE ASH.
It was fitting Pete Herman should relinquish the bantamweight title
in the manner he did. Joe Lynch recently took Pete’s title by outpointing
him over the fifteen-round route. Herman spent most of the time holding
on and covering up. There was no regret when Lynch was given the ver
Herman won the title in a bout which was unsatisfactory. He got a
point decision over Kid Williams in a twenty-round bout and annexed the
bantam crown in that manner. Referee Billy Rocap’s decision in that af
fair met wilit disapproval and was widely scored. Herman's bantam su
premacy was in doubt from the minute he put on the mythical Jeweled lid.
And that doubt existed all the while he was dodging the best boys and
decision bouts to keep his title.
It was well that Lynch captured the crown. He held knockouts over
both Kid Williams, former champ, and Jack Sharkey, a hard nut for any of
the little fellows to face. Lynch became instantly popular when he un
crowned Herman and boxing fans are hoping he proves himself a ‘‘fightin’
champ” and meets all comers in his ranks. In other words, the ringsiders
hope Joey proves of the Dixon and McGovern type of bantam title holders.
TWO-MAN—U A. M.
(Individuals—l 2 o'clock noon.)
18—W. Cromer-G. Keailan, Dayton.... 14
17— A. Duhrne-C. Powell, Dayton 13
16— P. Lotz-G. Marshall, Dayton 18
TWO-MAN—7:IS P. M.
(Individuals—B:os p. m.)
18— E. Patterson-E. Hornberger 14
17— A. McCarthy-Hex Joseph 13
10—J. Fahrenbacli-R. Comstock 1.8
15— R. H. Bryson. Sr. It. H. Bryson, Jr. 15
14— I*. Brown-Jos. Shinn 10
13— C. O’Connor L. Flaherty 15
O'Connor (singles only) 15
TWO-MAN—9 P. M.
(Individuals—9:so p. m.)
18— Steffen-W. daman J 4
17—A. Klmuiel L. Kahrbach 13
16— Westerfield P. Kramer ............ 18
15— C- Irish J. Bade 17
14— IV. Beauehamp-E. Claman 16
Beauchamp (singles) 16
13— H. Graf-Alber*
H. Graff (singles) 13
Doubles nnd singles shooting was to
day's order in the Central States tour
naine.nt on tbe Capitol drived. Bowlers
from Dayton, members of the High
Standard team that shot last night, were
to offer a noon-hour attraction in dou
bles and singles work, then beat it back
to their own stomping ground. Some of
these men shot good counts last night,
and It was believed that their work to
day would be of real class.
Two squads of Indianapolis men will
take the drives tonight at the regular
time to dust off their doubles and sin
gles duties. There are a lot of tlm
•■higher-ups” hi this bunch, and It will
not be such a terrible surprise if they
tack up a few new high marks.
The Marott Shoe* marched up to the
lend in tbe five-man event lust night
when they registered a total of 2,797 plus,
replacing the High Standard* of Day
ton. who took a temporary lead by shoot
ing a 2,745 total in the first shift. The
Driytunlaus are now rooting la second
Last night's third high count was a
2.579 by the Gus HabicUs, which gives
that team seventh place iu the standing.
The Marotts went good in every round,
but insist of their feature tricks were dis
played in the second, when they rau up
a total of 1.013. Larry Coble's high baine
score of 248 didn't go a bit bad for tbe
Marotts tn this big frame.
The Dayton shooter* got a 906 total In
their second game, Powell, Duhme and
Cromer each hitting over the double cen
Doyle was the big shooter for the
Hablcbs. even If he did get away to a
Charley Smith nosed Kirkhoff out of
the singles lead with a count of (i!H.
Smith went over the big Hue twice, hi*
best ncore being a 221.
• Ileltzel and Minton were tbe only others
to place in thta event, the former getting
fifth place and the latter seventh.
Marott Shoe Shop 2.797
High Standard, Dayton, übio 2,745
Rotary Club, No. 1, Indianapolis.. 2.727
Claman Bros., Indianapolis........ 2,621
Link Belt Cos., Indtuuapolls 2,617
Harry Cooler Billiards, Indianapolis 2,584
Gus Habtch . 2,579
Sales Extension 2,560
Mid West Engine 2,537
Store Correct 2,533
Prez-Rnyder, Indianapolis 1,110
Murr-Clark. Indianapolis 1,097
Heitzeil-Field. Indianapolis 1,082
Young Cummings, Indianapolis .... 1,078
Showalter-Churchinan, Indianapolis 1,062
Kirkhoff-Murphy - 1,0t9
Smith, Indiunapolls ClB
Kirkhoff. Indianapolis fill
Hugh, Indianapolis 611
Busb, Indianapolis 608
lteltzell, Indianapolis 59t
Snyder, Indianapolis 670
Minton, Indianapolis 575
Rommctter, Indlnuapolls 669
Kelnking, Indianapolis 566
Allerdlce, Indianapolis 652
Minton started like a sure-enough
shooter but fait the rocks a tou after
posting a 223 score.
Young had 203 and 203 in his first two
singles efforts, then blew his chances with
a raeasely 145. Ain't be tbe terrible egg?
‘ - Doc” Clark was another one of those
big start and little finish guys.
The donbles leaders stood up under
the bombardment, Murr and Clark land
lng In second jdsce with their 1.097.
Reltzel and Field took third place with
Baseball Scandal Trial
to Be Hurried Along
CHICAGO. Dec. 29—Speody trials for
the eight former members of the Chicago
White Sox and others indicted for*con
splracy to "throw” tho 1019 world's se
ries to Cincinnati, -were promised today
by State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe.
Crowe announced that preliminary
bearings would be given tbe men within
tbe nett three weeks, and that the trials
would follow as soon as possible there
Logansport Beats Tech
LOGANS PORT, Ind.. Dec. 29.- Techni
cal High School of Indianapolis lost to
Coach Stonebraker's five here last night,
31 to 21. The visitors gained a six-point
lead toon after the opening of the game,
but the local boys came back strong,
gaining a Dad and then bolding it
throughout the remaining part of the
contest. One of the largest crowds of
the year witnessed the game.
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Indians Going to Crowley, La.,
March 10 to April 3 for
1921 Spring Work.
The Indians are going to discover some
; new territory next spring.
1 Announcement to this effect was made
Tue-sday night by Manager Hendricks,
j who let it be known that his Hoosier
ball club would train at Crowley, La.,
j iu Its preparations for the 1921 season,
j The Chamber of Commerce of Crowley
was active in getting the Indianapolis
team to select that city for Its spring
I camp, and it i evident the natives there
j are looking forward to witnessing some
big games during the time the Hoosier
i athletes are In their midst.
SMITH TO LOOK
IT OVER SOON.
The Indians will spend nearly a month
in the Louisiana camp, the official dates
as announced by Manager Hendrick* be
ing March 10 to April 3. In making tho
orrangemeiits Vice President Smith did
not overlook the fact that training fneill
ties in Crowley mlght.be bad, so he en
tered a clause in the training contracs
which stipulates that he reserves the
right to cancel the arrangements If the
place does not meet with bis approval
w hen he makes a preliminary visit there
about the middle of January.
Crowley Is located about 170 miles west
of New Orleans and In going to the
camp the Indians will pass through the
The population of Crowley Is about
(.000, and many of Its residents ball from
the Middle West. It Is known as the
j Klee City of America,” and Is on three
rail divisions, the Southern Pacific, Texas
| Pacific and Gulf Coast Line. Hotel ac
| eommodatlona are said to be ample for
visitors and Crowley’s location Is such
that It has a big territory to draw crowds
for athletic events. Ball games there are
played at the fair grounds at the edge
of the city and the Crowley boosters
boast of having a large colon* of live
According to the contract made with
the Crowley Chamber of Commerce the
Indiam/are to play any games asked, sc.
It la evident that they will get plenty of
action. The Philadelphia Athletics train
at Lake Charles, La., and they probably
will tangle with the Indians at Crowley.i
College and Independent games also will
be scheduled and contests will be staged
with any other big league clubs avail
able. The New York Yankees, with Babe
Ruth the big attraction, probably will
visit Crowley to meet the llooslers.
There will be one or more major league
clubs camped at New Orleans and the
Crowley boosters no doubt will try to gel
one or both to come to the Hooslers'
camp for games.
Crowley was selected as the Tribe 1921
ramp after Vice President Smith and
Manager Hendricks had talked the (rain
ing situation over for some time. Last
spring tbe team trained at St. Petersburg.
1- la., and though the weather there wss
splendid the ground was poor and the
infielders got very little actual practice.
Therefore, the Tribe bosses decided to
seek other fields nnd when Crowley
popped Into the running as a training
spot for ball players Smith and Hend
ricks got busy and made inquiry regard
ing the place. The brief outline receive!
of training facilities there and the propo
sition offered by tho Crowlev Chamber of
Commerce convinced the Tribe bosses
that it was worthy of a trial and a con
tract was closed.
The trip South means extra expense
to the Indianapolis dub, because of the
Increase in rail and Pullman rates, but
President Smith Is determined to put a
winner in the 1921 American Association
race and be believes the Indtauapolis
fan* will appreciate the fact that he is
spending plenty of money toward that
With a number of new players secured
and others to come and with a long spring
trip planned. Indianapolis ts sure to at
tract some notice when the next season
opens. In fact everything Is being
planned on a big league scale nnd locai -
baseball follower* can look forward to
blgh-class entertainment at Washington i
park next summer. When the club
comes north It will engage in exhibition
contests at Washington park with the
Cleveland world s champions, Cincinnati
Reds and Detroit Tigers, which means
that the fans will get to glimpse plenty
of the major stars in action.
Hank Schrelber attached his name to a
Tribe 1921 contract yesterday. He Is l
the first Indian to enter the fold. Hank 1
Black and all popular colors included
Resolve to Make Them All
Levinson’s in 1921
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Strayed Yankee Net
Cup Expected to Be
Brought Back Home
. American Tennis Stars Be
lieved Capable of Downing
the Australian Leaders.
TOO MUCH RAIN.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 29.
—Rain again caused postponement of
the first round of the Davis cap ten
nis matches here this afternoon.
By HENRY FARRELL,
United Press Sports Editor.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—One of Amer
ica's strayed cups is expected to come
back home within a week.
The Davis cup, emblematic of world
supremacy in tennis, is tagged, but not
Gerald F. Patterson and Norman L.
Brookes, Australia's pair of court aces,
! are bent on carrying it back to the Anti
podes. William Tilden and William
I Johnston, American racket trumps, want
jto give the cup a ride back to this
j country. ~ .
1 When Tilden crossed to Wimbledon
I last summer and won the British na
tlonal singles championship, the Eng
; lish were enthusiastic enousrh to look on
him ns one of tbe greatest of all players,
j They liked Johnston, too, and they
were frank in predicting that if the pair
remained in form and was sent by T’n'-le
Sam for the cup. the Btltish empire
would lose one of its few remaining in
ternational prizes. Patterson and Brookes
are no strangers in America. Neither is
■ their ability underestimated, and despite
the feeling that the two “Bills" are su
, perlor, American tennis enthusiasts are
Success in the matches will be primar
! ily a matter of condition. In a strange
I climate the Americans will be slightly
handicapped, although they have been
on tbe scene for three weeks.
Tilden returned from the British cham
pionships, played through the American
nationals and then made a big tour, after
which he reached almost the point of
"staleness.” His game fell off until he
was finally persuaded to cancel all en
gagement# and rest. He remained Idle
for a month before leaving America, and
from reports Is now back in condition
and in his old-time form.
Brookes is considered the Australian
ace. Patte-son is a star, but not of the
same kind of consistency.
INDOOR TITLE GAMES.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Eight players,
among whom Vincent Richard* and Jerry
Lang stand out as the strongest per
formers, remained in the national junior
indoor tennis singles tourney here to
day. The fourth round In both juniors
and boys’ singles was scheduled today.
Is being slated for the utility infield Job,
but says that he ts going to make a
strong bid for third base and believes
he'll land It if he has any luck in hitting.
Schrelber is a better bitter than his 1920
GETS IN FOLD
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—Pitcher Wal
ter Johnson's signed contract for the.
season of 1921, bis fifteenth season In
major league baseball, was received la
the mail Tuesday by President-Manage
Griffith of the Washington American
Johnson wrote from bis farm near
Coffeyvllle, Kan., that the Injury to his
arm, which handicapped him last season,
had yielded to treatment and that be
expected to regain bis former effective
Johnson will be 34 years old on his
BREWERS SIGN PITCHER
MILWhAI KKK, Dec. 29. —Eddie Schauk.
a highly touted young pitcher, has been
signed by the Milwaukee American As
sociation Club for 1921.
Head defeated Chief In the afternoon
city three-cushion match at the Board of
Trade yesterday, winning In 110 innings.
42 to 33. E*ch rolled a high mark of
four. Lockridge copped his eighth
straight win in the night setto. winning
a neck and neck match from Mitchell. 45
to 44. The match ran 120 innings, and
each made a high ran of four.
IN BACK FIELD
Coach Wilce Has Only One
Man in Shape for Right
PASADENA", Cal., Dec. 29—With the
seating capacity of Tournament Park in
creased to 42,000, it is expected that one
of the greatest assemblages ever gathered
together at a similar event in southern
California will be on hand Saturday to
see the intersectional football contest be
tween Ohio State and California.
Coach Wilce of the Buckeyes has only
one man in perfect condition for right
half back. This player is Bliss. Hender
son and Blair are on the hospital list,
Blair having received a badly wrenched
ankle in practice. It is hoped, however,
that despite his injury, Blair who played
a splendid game against Illinois, will be
in shape to take his place Saturday.
The Ohioans underwent a stiff signal
practice of two hours by moon ht last
night. Great care was takeu to prevent
any of the men being hurt.
Walter Powell, coach at Stanford Uni
versity. today gave it .ns hi* opinion that
California will win the big game with
Ohio by the margin of one touchdown,
unless the breaks go against the Bears.
In discussing the tw o teams, he said •
“California has the greatest drive of
any team I have ever seen. Their run
ning plays have unlimited power and 7
believe the Bears can score on any eleven
In the country. My team was able to
stop Washington and then Oregon with
out a score, but against California we
w*-re literally smashed off our feet.
"I had a good line, but against Cali
fornia it could do nothing. The Bear
ends and tackles came through so fast
that we never had a chance to get away
withs rward passes except on a few
occasions, and then the passer was rushed
so fast he could not get any accuracy
on his tosses.
“Both teams should score, California
or. running plays and Ohio State by
means of the forward pass. I do not
believe Ohio State can march through tha
California line for a touchdown. Os
course, a fumbled punt or an Intercepted
pass may change the entire game. These
are. things we can not loresee. Because
of the possibility of such a break I have
told'every one that It Is a to6s-up, for
Ohio State apparently is a team that
gets the breaks. Eliminating the pjL
s tie tricks of fate, I would give
fomla the edge in a game that should
one of the finest ever played on any 4
field.” ’ I
Pins. Games. Aver.
Petersen 2.535 18 .157
<"lark 2.532 17 .148
Huse 2,602 18 .147
M. Hinkle 2,593 18 .144
' White 2.255 17 .132
Kimble 1,978 15 .131
Jones 2.363 18 .181
, Shaw 2.358 IS .131
Hoover 2.332 18 .129
Peyton 2,248 18 .124
Mohr 2,231 18 .123
F. Hinkle 706 6 .117
Endicott 1.776 10 .111
Fuhr 1.9T0 18 .109
Adoley 534 5 .100
Castor 1.381 13 .106
Beville 1.857 18 .lag!
Templeton 1,855 18 .I<?s|
Knapp 015 6 .102
Ettinger 706 7 .100
Coons 194 2 .97
Sw Inford 1.14S 12 Do
Berry 1.309 14 J>3
Douglass 771 9 .85
High individual score, one game, Pet
Second high individual score, one game,
M. Hinkle, 182.
Third high individual score, one game,
High individual score, three games,
High team score, one game. Ward
High team score, three games. Ward
$2.50 to $3.50
$1.50 to $3.50
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