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AMERICAN NET PLAYERS SCORE TRIUMPH IN CUP MATCHES IN AUSTRALIA TENNIS TROPHY OF WORLD WON BY YANK STARS Tilden and Johnston Vic torious in Antipodes and Win Back Davis Cup. FAST DOUBLES MATCH AUCKLAND, N. Z., Dec. 31.—Alter an absence of eight years, the classic Davis cap, representing world's superiority at tennis, returned today to the United States. William T. Tilden and William M. Johnston, the star members of the unerican team, took the doubles match from Norman E. Brookes and Gerald L. Patterson in a four-set match by scores of 4-6, 6-4. 6-0 and 6-4. Added to the two victories scored by the Americans in the singles yesterday it gave the visitors the necessary three victories out of the matches. BROOKES LOSES OLD STAMINA. Patterson, who was defeated in straight sets by Johnston in their -ingles match, was in much better form today, while Brookes did not play so well, seeming to have lost much of his stamina in the exciting singles match with Tilden. With the greatest dash the Australians started desperately in the first set. Both the Americans were slow in getting started and the splendid generalship of Brookes coupled with the accurate placing of Patterson carried the first set at 6-4. Again as in the singles matches, the cup defenders seemed to weaken under the fast pace and Patterson lost much of his accuracy and speed in the second set. The Americans rushed to the net and with sizzling drives droTe them hack to the line The speed of the Americans prorM too much aud the Australians lost the second set by the same score, C-4. The third set found the Americans at the top of their brilliant form. John ston's terrific smashes snd the clever voile vs of Tilden swept the Australians off their fee' and they were blanked by a score of 6-0. SMASHES BY JOHNSTON WIN. Johnstons smashes, deadly in fhe'r accr.rarv and unreturnalde with tniir terrific ' speed, almost alone won the fourth and deciding set of the match of the tournament. The victors and the vanquished leL the field together, being forced to battle Cup Victory Means Bier Tennis Year for Fans in America During 1921 NEW YORK. Dec. 31 —The winning of the Davis cup by the American stars. T.l den and Johnston, insures this *■ trv r.f much international play during 1921 And as international champions these plovers undoubtedly wiU fe.‘l , leil upon to journey once again t*> W inih.eilon next summer to defend their titles. Challenges for th- Davis cup must be received bv the winning country not later than March 1 and by that time the scone of 1021 competition for the cup . definitely k wn. It is expected that seven or ei’-bt nations will "h.ille tve The winnin ' of the eup is also expected to cause a -hanse in the plans of th? United States I.awn Tennis Association for the awarding of national tennis hx tnr s f>r the coining season.. The asso ciation. at Its meeting here Feb. A is ex pected to make awards about ns follows: 1921 Davis cup challenge round, l or est Hills. 1,. I. . . 1921 National singles. Philadelphia. 1921 National doubles. Forest Hills. LI. , , , 1921 National women s single* and doubles, Boston. . Ipoj ebrr-h cup and iuter-city matches Philadelphia. their way through an admiring throng that raid individual tribute to the high sportsmanship that had prevailed through the two davs <f the tournament. The tall Tilden and the tluy Johnston were popular victors, while the veteran Brookes, the hero of tennis in the Anti podes. was given a most generous rc 'T'rom a standpoint of attendance and from the pood feeling and genuine srorts uianshiu that prevailed throughout. th. tournament was ~ proat §ucct*w. , When the two Americans ijere*nwkln their wav slowly through the crowd to the clubhouse Tilden was ™ the back by an enthusiast and tola • Well if we can't keep the cup. we don t know of arty one we would rather have trophy returns to America for the first time since 1913 when the American*team of McLoughlin William* nntl captured the cup by dcre.it ing the British team in the challenge round. It was the following rearJUlU that snw the once great team of Brookes and Wild'.r.g flash across the tennis Arm*- ment, sweeping all before them and bring ing the cun back to the Antipodes, where it has reposed ever since. Os this team Brookes alone remains, ''tiding having been killed in action in -.he world war. ... Two singles matches tomorrow wn bring the competition between the tennis teams to a close, with 1 ilden playing Patterson and Johnston meeting Brookes. The outcome of these matches, however, will l ave no effect on the result of the series. FINALS REACHED IN JUNIOR PLAY NEW YORK, Dec. 3t.—Vincent Rich ards of Yonkers. N. Y.. and .Terry Lang of New York City, entered the final round in the national Junior tennis singles championship here today by win ning their semi-final round matches. Richards defeated William Aydelotte, former Pacific coast player. 6-1, 6-L anti Lang won from Harry I’ickclis of Flush ing. L. 1.. 6-0. 6-3. In the doubles final Richards and Paul McHugh, of Yale, meet Arthur Glore and E. Kuhn and In this match the junior champion and his partner were the favor ites. The boys’ national singles champion ship has been awarded to William Elns man of the West Side Club, by default. H D. Berman, who was to have met Kinsman in the final round, was found to have passed his fifteenth birthday a few davs before the first of last March and, under the rules, he was Ineligible. I. A. C. Votes Approval of Amateur Union Policy At a meeting of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Athletic Club, held ttfcursday, a resolution was adopted ap proving a proposal discussed at the last meeting of the board whereby the Indisn epolls Athletic Club would cooperate with the Indiana Amat“ur Athletic Union in the holding of a national championship swimming meet in Broad Ripple pool next summer. The following delegates were elected to represent the Athletic clnb at the In d!.n A. A. U. meeting to be held at the Chamber of Commerce next Tuesday: Wailnce O. Lee, W 11. Barrere, Jr., and Harry C. Buscbmann, Mr. Lee being elected as the representative of the In dianapolis Athletic Club on the board of governors of the Indiana A. A. U. The delegates were instructed to re port to the ’ndiana A. A. U. that the policy of the Indianapolis Athletic Club would be to cooperate with the Indiana A. A. U. In any manner possible toward furthering amateur athletics in all its branches. CITY THREE-CUSHIONS. Anderson downed Frye In a city three cushion tourney match at the Board of Trade yesterday afternoon. 50 to 44. after 114 innings. Anderson posted a high run of fire against Frye’s four. In the night match, Houseman disposed of Mallory, 45 to 25, in eight-five innings. House man's high run was four and Mallory's three. Mitchell annexed the rapid-fire •ren' Lafayette Boy Lands Place in Purdue Squad ‘ Jf m ■ S-.~ V'C-V . k M i mmm l DON HOLWERDA. Don Holwerda, a member of the Pur due basket squad, which plays the Ein- Uoes at the Y. M. C. A. tonight, iis a Lafayette product. He was it inem ! ber of the West Lafayette High School five. Although he is email in stature be I has beeu ehuwug flashes of form In hitting the basket and in covering the floor. 110 has -how n good work in the ! preliminary contests Purdue has engaged in this year. However, Purdue Is fortu [ nate in hating good forward material and Holwerda will have a hard row to ■ Uos to nil a regular berth. Marquette vs. Aggies MILWAUKEE, Dec. 31.--Marquette University ami Michigan Agricultural College will meet at football next fall, it was announced Thursday. GREAT SPORT YEAR FOlt AMERICA By HENRY FARRELL. United Pre* Sports Editor. NEW YORK. Dec. 21. Tap Bill Til den and Tiny Bill Job istcti li ivo brought to a glorious end the greatest year of American accomplishment itt sport his tory. A* a year filled with brilliant per formance on home ands iri u fields was gasping its ’ast. America's now font us pair of tennis Bills—Tilden and John stow—iettt back h-in- t• <1 .v tlm Datl* cup. next to the last world's sp rt trophy the Is not T'-stlnc on American shclv-s of nil the w< rld's em'detos of superi oritv in sport. on y one is not In Amer ica the international polo cup and an able team sets out for England after It this coining spring. Y IXK' I S sn KKP Ilf TORY LANE. From the first i t the year to the sing ing of the 1920 swan song today, Amer icans have swept a’tnost supreme down through the field of sp^rt World s supremacy on the water was achieved by a yacht, by a fishing schooner and by n motor boat World's supremacy on land was won by a team of riflemen, by a track and field team, by swimmers, by oarsmen and by tennis p avers Perhaps the most “blue blooded” vic tory was Resolute's successful and sense of the hist ric America's cup over the Brit ish yacht Shamrock IV. iffcs For Devastated France NEW YORK, Dec. 31.—Boxes and the first five rows of ringside seats for the Benny Leonard-Richie Mitchell light weight championship tight here Jan 14, nre to he auctioned off In the ballroom of the Commodore Hot and licit Thursday. JJurr Mclntosh, Marie Dressier, Leon Errol, Katherine Martin, Florenz Zb’g fold and Big Bill Edwards will he the uuctloners. The bout is being promoted by Miss Alice Morgan to raise funds for devastated France. CHICAGO MAKES LEWIS OFFER CHICAGO, Dec. 31.—The first big wrestling show to be staged In Chicago under the <lßaction of the proposed city athletic commission will be decided at the Coliseum. .Tan. 10, under the auspices ol' the Coliseum Athletic Club. The dnte was decided upon last night, after the club secured the signature of Stanlst-us Zybszko, the giant Bole, as one “f the principals in the main event. Officials of the club hnve made a flat tering offer to Ed (Strangler* Lewis, the new champion, to meet Zybszko in a fin Ish contest. Lewis was guaranteed SIO,OOO. win lose or draw. In the even the "Strangler" refuses to meet the I’ole, another opponent will be sought. CORBETT FLAYS WILLARD. DETROIT. Dec. 31.—. Tames J. Corbett, In an interview today, said that It was a big joke to match Willard and Demp sey. ns there Is nothing in the match that enn briug any new laurels to Demp sey and he might accidentally be knocked out and lose his crown to a mail not capable at present to defend it. Corbett said that Willard fooled the public by not training faithfully for his go at Toledo, and Is net entitled to an other match. BOLTS AT PORTLAND. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 31.—Sam Lang ford, Boston heavyweight, won a ten round decision over Jim Barry of San Francisco In the main event of the Port land boxing commission’s smoker Inst night. Jimmy Darcy, middleweight, Portland, and Joe Eagan. Boston, fought ten rounds to a draw. Tiny Herman, Ta coma heavyweight, won a ten round de cision from Farmer Lodge of Minneanolis. Sammy Gordon, Portland, and Kay Rose, Denver, featherweights, traveled six rounds to a draw. FORD MONGER WINS. MARYSVILLE. Ohio., Dec. 31.—At the first athletic Rhoiv ever pulled off ill Marysville Ford Monger of Muncie, Ind.. easily outpointed Johnnie Gardner of Newark In ten rounds. The men are welterweights. Jimmie Mars of Colum bus bested Chick Rogers Akron in six rounds, and Eddie Burke and I’ete Mye.-s..of Columbus went four rounds to a draw. loighi.in scores win. HARTFORD, V’onn., Dec. 31—K. O. Loughlin defenwd Marcel Thomas, welterweight champion of France, in round of a Tran-round bout here -i . CLASS AA HAS NEW PROPOSAL Big Minors Plan to Assert Independence by Entering Agreement as One. Reports that the American Association and the International League are think ing seriously of breaking away from the smaller minor league organizations and entering ,the new National Baseball Agreement as a separate body supplied a new topic for discussion in diamond circles today. President IlicUey of the American Asso ciation is said to be th.? first to make known official objection to some of the new rules adopted by the National Asso ciation of Professional Baseball Leagues, the ruling body of all minor league ball, and ills objections are said to have been approved by International League lead ers. It is believed Pacific Coast League magnates also will Join in the protest of the two other Class AA organizations, and if the three big minora take a eom -binetf stand in the matter there is a favorab e possibility that they will carry their point. Judge Landis, baseball high commis sioner, in quoted as saying he saw no reason why the Class AA leagues should not enter the agreement to tie adopted at Chicago next month, as u class by themselves along the same lines as the National and American Leagues. The . hies cause of the dissatisfaction of the big minors is the ruing of the National Association that It be given 5 per cent of the gross receipts of ull post-season series Manager Jack Hendricks of the In dianapolis clnb stated today that the local team would be back of any move President Mickey made toward with drawing front the national as-oclation. The Tribe pilot also expressed the opin ion that all other A. A. clubs would stand by their president in the new difficulties Hendrick* stated that there is very little reason why the three- Class AA leagues, with millions of capital in vested, should be tied up with and forced to do as the small circuits bid. Some of the little leagues have no men y to speak of invested, yet they have as much to say as the three leaders, Hen dricks said, Proposals by the three Class AA or ganlzution- often have been sidetracked bv the combined vote of the smaller oir .nits, Iletidrl' k* stated, and lie wlieves tlie time Is ripe Tor the big minor;, to a inert rlt“ir Independence by entering the national .igre-m-tu us a distinct body, the saute us the two m.’ij >r l*sagu< .i ALEX lit* NEVA JOB. CHICAGO. l>e 31. President Vee kof the Cuba has given t. rover Cleveland Alexander anew Job. lie has t een up pointed Instructor of Cub pitchers. Veeck plans to send the Cub pit her* to the roast several day- in td-a.'e of the r g iilnr squad. Alexander already is in Cal ifornia and will take the pitchers In charge us si on .(* they arrive. He will Instruct them on the liner points of the Next in rltt< was America's sweeping victory on track and field at the classic Olympic games. Tennis Joined the list of conquests Then William T. Tilden won the British national ehumptonshin and later, with Johnson, brought the Davis cup to Amer ica. after at. absence of eight years Jack Kelly. Philadelphia. I.rough! the world's sc.iliing championship bn-'k home from the Olympic game*. The American rlfllemrn brought home the championship front Belgium. AMERICAN SiXVIM STARS .11.80 WIN. The American fishing schooner Es;>er anto Joined th<- list with' a champion ship. the American swimmers vanquished the l est In the world and tho Princeton track team bent Oxford and Cambridge. America must bow. however, to Can ada In hockey: to Britain In cross coun try running end gojf th- very few in ternational contest* In which American colors did not ware from the top of the pole In pugilism and we>tling America Is almost supreme. Internationa! sports reached their greatest crest in 1920 and the lienefita resulting cannot be estimated. Grc.tter yet is the prospect for 1021 With th exception of the Olympic games the same events with some notable additions will tie <ni the card for the next year. BASKET-BALL COLLEGE. Chicago 15; Princeton. 11. Northwestern, 34; Michigan Aggies, 10 HIGH SC HOOL. Khortrldge. 45; Wiley (Terre Haute), 12. Lebanon, 59; Zh.nsville, 0. INDEPENDENT. A'. M. 11. A., 43; Falrbanks-Morse, 19. Ferndnle*. 28; New Palestine 10. Ferndale Triangles, 20; St. Phillips, 13 Palr-o’-Dlce, 32; Greensbnrg Legion, 17. Tipton, 34; Logatieport, 15. The Indianapolis Colored Y. M. C. A. basket-ball five will meet the Louisville Athletics, formerly the Louisville A". M C. A. team, in the New A'ear's evening attraction at the local gym Interest in tlie contest is running high and It s i-xlooted that a record crowd will turn cut to witness what should he the Idg thriller of the season. Hazard and Long, forwards; Robinson, renter, and Bryant and Artis, guards, probably will start the game for Indianapolis. GREENWOOD, Ind., Dee. 31.—The Greenwood post of the American Legion moved into first place In the Fourth District American Legion League by de feating the Greens burg post, 21 to it;, in a fast game. Greenwood hns lost only one game in the league and bids fair to cop the title. <rItEL.VCASTLE, Did., Dee. 31.—The Greueeastle Independents swamped the Cbutsvllle haske;errs by the decisive score of 58 to 5. The losers were com pletely outclassed and could not even inuku the game interesting for tlie fans. 11l the curtain-raiser, Greciu-astle High School Seconds defeated the Fillmore (juintette, 13 to 8. TIPTON, Ind., Dee. 31.—The Tipton A. A s took the long end of a 34 to 15 count in their game with Logansport Imre, running their victory re.rorU up to nine straights. Tipton meets the Moores vilie l.lfcs Monday night, and one of the best independent battles In the. State should lestilt. Tourney Leaders five-man. Marott Shoe Shop, Indianapolis ... ° 797 High Standard, Dayton, O e’743 Rotary Club, No. 1, Indianapolis.” 2727 daman Bros., Indianapolis 2d2i Link Belt Cos., Indianapolis 21117 Harry Cooler Billiards, Indianapolis 2.584 Gus Hablcli, Indianapolis 2579 Sules Extension, 1 ndiunapolin 2JiOO Mid-West Engine, Indianapolis 2537 Store Correct, Indianapolis 2,533 DOUBLES. Kimmel-Fahrbaeh, Indianapolis 1 210 VVesterflehl-Kramer, Indianapolis... 1,153 Noeffke-Sehmldt, Indianapolis 1,138 L. Martin Spencer, Indianapolis.... 1,126 Plez-Snydcr, Indianapolis 1.1 l(i Tucker-Coval, Indianapolis 1,115 Dubnie-Powell, Dayton. 0 1,098 Cook-King, Indianapolis 1,098 Mnrr-Clark, Indianapolis 1,097 H. Oohiltree-Soltau, Indianapolis... 1,087 Patterson-Ilornlierger, Indianapolis 1,087 SINGLES. A. Strlebeek. Indianapolis 02(5 F. Spencer, Indianapolis 025 C. Smith. Indianapolis 018 11. Steffau, Indianapolis 014 F. Hugh, liidlunapolis 611 W. KirkholT, Indianapolis Oil O. Bush. Indianapollsi.....* 008 AV. IleltzeU, Indianaptfls 503 C. Irish, Indianapolis.T. 593 A \ Xnd1ttawp0U|..,.; : ........,m INDIANA DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1920. SPORT EDITORIAL By EDDIE ASH. With Indianapolis firmly established as a basket-ball center, it would be well for civic authorities to give serious thought toward finding some means of erecting a municipal playing court with ample accommodations for spec tators. There probably will be only a few now occupying positions in civic life who will lie willing to admit than such a project is of sufficient importance to he regarded as coming under the head of municipal wants, but a close study of the situation should disclose some interesting facts to the skeptics. It is generally known that Ihe city at present is without a building suit ably erected to handle basket-ball on a large seaie. When an important game between high class teams is staged they usually are played at the Y. M. A., and nny one who has witnessed such contests there knows the facilities are entirely Inadequate. Hundreds remain away because of lack of seating accom modations and the players often skid into the crowd, so near are the specta tors to the playing court. Tomlinson Hall lias sufficient floor space, but lacks proper seating arrangements f<-r basket-ball, and in order to seat the fans in that hall conveniently the expense is too great to tackle for a single night's game. The high school sectional and title tournaments will be played at the State Fair Grounds Coliseum, but that mammoth structure is too far from the center of the city and too much work and expense would be required to fit it out for sing e contests. Many cities and towns over the State have outstripped Indianapolis in sup plying hails suitable for basket-ball, and out-of-town visitors at local games have remarked about tbe lack of something similar hero. All of the big college tenuis of th- State like to play one or more games each season in Indianapolis and Indianapolis enjoys their visits, hut only the sturdy fans are able to view these contests. The less agile and the some what elderly loik are compelled to miss the big games. They do not feel physically capable of withstanding the crowded conditions. Basket-ball is the greatest indoor sport and Indiana the greatest basket ball State. Yet Indianapolis does not possess a suitable building in which to stage Idg games. That Is not is it should tie. If the city does not fee! financially able to erect a municipal basket-ball hail, it would lie an excellent opportunity for some philanthropist to obtain lasting memory by donating the ne-essnry funds for a building of that type. pitching art. and if the young men pay strict attention they should get reanils, if anybody knows how to talk pitculng It 1* Grover Cleveland Alexander. JOHN SLAPPEY KILLS SELF. ALBANY. Ua., Dec 31.—. John It. Sluppe.' . a prosperous farmer, and father of Jack Bluppey, p.teller for tbe Phila delphia Americans an 1 star on the Georgia University nine last season, committed suicide by shooting himself through Ihe load Thursday. 11l health Is believed to hate nitti-cd the uet. t.l ANTS TO HAVE TWO CAMPS. NEW YORK, Die. 31. The New York Giants will have two training camps next spring, according to an announcement 1 y Secretary Joseph O'lirlen. The squad under M< i.rnw will upend eighteen days l i Nn:i Antonio and then will h ave, play iug < xldbltb.it games hi route to Mobile, where they ooeu a second training camp for s.x days etartlug March 2k. | Admit Wiggins Is Fast f Fhieago IJerJIU-Exam'ner.) in '"hic k Wiggins the experienced Ed die McGoorty will encounter a rugged and willing foe at Grand Rapid* New liar* •: y. f'hu k Is young, ha been through ihe mill, and *n carry on at a d'z/v p - In a s >r! bout. McGoorty will hate to be in ndttlon and has been ■ rklng hard f-r that end at Kid How ard's Arcade gymnasium. It is fatal to get e ir*’less with i tough voting fellow v. !■ hs* the pin ch and the heart to keep you tlrod McGoorty knows alt about the’ s' and does not Intend to be caught napping. Boxing at ‘Y’ Boxing liot’ts will be the feature of an “oppn hou*-" party at the Y. M <\ A. Saturday tdgbf contest* haring been r. ranged between several club boxers. The main ev.o.t on the curd will be between furl Blttr'ch, boxing instructor at the "Y,” and K. O. Brown welterweight scrapper, who established quit: a r I'll ffttlon a* an Army boxer and later won over some of the (,et uieo tn fci* class on the Pncifi • coast. KWWSLPS They don't shoot la the Central states tournament tonight, but the fans will get un extra art tomorrow evening, when throe s<ii>nds of bold, bravo knights, most of them from foreign lands, go after the five-man wood. The first s'|iisd tomorrow night will teko. the drives at 7 o'clock and will s"' composed of Indianapolis teams Five Dayton teams and one t’ln initatl <luo will shoot at 9 o'clock, while Toledo Marlon Ohio) and Indianapolis will be represented in the 11 o'clock shift. All clubs <nrded tomorrow canning nr a composed of crack shooters and every body Is waiting to see how hard the pres ent llve. innn leaders will full in the bom ba rdmont. There was nothing lacking In the per formance last night, new singles snd one game leaders being Introduced. A! Strlebeek took the singles lead when li shot a total of 626, passing Fred Spen cer, who had gone to the front with '.25 ns n result of Ids work with tho first sij.iad. .serlng lauded in tenth place witn a total of 59(). Strlebeek had a chance to stack up one peach of a count in the singles when lie started his third game with 455 pins to Ids credit, tint he slipped a cog and finished with 171. The new singles gen oral knocked out a 2(55 in his second ef fort. Spencer shot a pretty stick all the way through, getting scores of 231, 199 and 195. Tucker was headed for a high place in the standing when he started his third game with 203 and 223 Chalked up after his name, but he ran off the track at the lust minute. Double century scores were more In evidence last night than they have been during the tourney, and had some of the shooters got the smallest chink of good breaks they would have cracked all kinds of records. Noffke. and Schmidt shot the best dou bles score, a 1.138, and went into the third position; Martin and Spencer took fourth place with 1,126, Tucker and Coral ranked sixth with 1,115. Cook and King made the eighth stutioii with their 1,098 load and Soltuu and Ochiltree, captured the tenth berth with 1,087 pins. Cook established anew mark for one game when he connected for 263 in the second doubles round. McConnell anil Murphy sent the Dan iels over the line first In their battle with the American Express Office. AVhen they slowed up the Expressers won oue. Ferris of the daman No. 2 team nosed McConnell out of the single game leader ship when lie cut. loose with 235. McCon nell's best was 232. Lemen gave the American Express De pot shooters a good start, but they slowed up and lost two to the Sherwin- Williams team. The Gars field Five had a sweet time winning two from the Herman Candies. Moore of tho Hamilton-Harris crew was the sensation of the Wholesale League, getting a brace of double cen turies after a poor start. The Hamiltons took three from the Haven and tieddes outfit. Griffith came in at the last minute and saved the O'Connors from losing three, to the Mooney-Mueller-Ward five. Haoknrd had 201 and 199 for the Ko- AVe-Bus, who gave the Nicholsons an awful thumping. Kloepper started out with a couple of centuries, winning the Evangelical League honors, then dropped down to a berth in the baby show. ——— y All the Evangelical stanoters were off form- Kloepper)* big\A>unt being the Purdue and Em-Iloes Scheduled in Real Net Battle Tonight Independent Stars Tangle With Fast Collegians on the Y. M. C. A. Court. Indianapolis will be treated to its first ! ldg holiday basket ball game tonight hen the km-Rocs and Purdue met at the V. M. (' A. at s o’clock. A prel mi fa ry contest at T o'clock will see one ..if Manual's teams hauling with the lten Davis five. The otu-r Manual team goes to Wabash. An atmosphere of th" . .. ,;e itiipus 1' will exist it t 1 ■ eon t ■-! f na y l'ur due student - live In Indian,ip.dis and at" home for the Christinas holidays Ouo complete scctiou of reserved s.-ats has I een given t , IhirdUe students and foi [ lowers, which will mean concerted cheer ing for the college flip throughout the j contest | Although Purdue has played only iwo ; g rues tills season, the strength f the team bus been manifest, vh tori"* lw- Ing the portion of th.? Boilermakers in ! both instances. ! 'I be . out. st tonight will be tl first if a titp the c ii-glans wilt talc be fore th- ois'iilng of the <'onfert-ma* s m soil. 'Hie team plays ut Cincinnati on Saturday night, then mods Kuril am -t Uchmoud, to be fotlowed by a ..niest with Butler here uu Ties.ln? night. The Em Rocs a e smarting under the sting of d-feut at the hands of I’urdlie last season on the local floor. The mem bers of the lo al independent t> ain nro In the pink of condition for ih little, which should be a scorcher from beg.n ning to end. Iti Miller and White. All-Conference players last season. Purdue la wei! forti fied in guarding material <\>a h Lam liert has uncovered in Treat. Ilo!we da. Musters Halgis and e?era! others c liable men to fill the iliixn of Campbell, Tilson and C’t ureh. Owing to the demand for seats Man ager Cullghau has made special prep-- rotlnii* to take care of on*' of the lurg *t cr-nvd* that ever witnessed a contest on, the Y. M. C. A. floor. Mmum of the Cotton Bicker* went big guns in the Midwest Engine league, getting- scotch of 2ts>. 192 and 192. The Cottons beat the Hitches two out of three. Bouvlcr shot two terrible games for the Air Cleaners, then redeemed himself with whopper count. Streeter did the same thing for the Stop Sticks. The Be in Ik Baggers didn't get anything like tlielr usual scores, not one of them being able to get In with the distin guished set. New Year's Shoot The Indianapolis Gun Club will bold nti open shoot New Year’s, the first event to start at 10 o'clock. The program will consist of ten events of fifteen targets eseh All shooters of the elty are In vited to compete for the three trophies that will he awarded after the meet. Dinner will be served ut the clubhouse at noon. GOLF AT I'INF.IH UST. I*l NEHUKST. N. <’., Dec. 31. —James C. Ward, trans Mississippi champion and fa vorite in the midwinter tournament ut Finehurst, went down to a 2 to-T defeat Thursday at the banns of John D. Chap man of Greenwich. F. J. Thleine of Ft. Wayne, who represented Indiana In the fourth sixteen, was eliminated by C. It. Gillen. Radiator EPAIRING REBUILDING, RECORING A SPECIALTY WORK FINISHED WHEN PR OMI SE D Auto Raciator Repa'r and Supply Cos. GEORGE HUMMEL, Manager Main 5366. 11l W. Michigan St. A Happy , Prosperous New W f Ol our mem f )ers atl d friends is the wish of the INDIANA TEA VELERS $2.00 pays new member to April Ist State Life Bidg, P. B. TRONE , Sec’y INDIANA FACES BIG TASK HERE Crimson Will Find Merchants Bolstered Monday All- Star Line-up Assured. With the assurance (hat Johnson will be in the line-up for the Indiana game Monday night, on the Tomlinson Hall floor, the Merchants' five will let their front remain as,it is and put oh the final touches fer the setto with the Crim son. Stiff practices and games with minor teams will be the program from now until time for the scrap. Stone braker, Bacon and Johnson are a com bination that is seldom found on one team or in one game and their presence will undoubtedly draw out the largest, crowd that has witnessed a basket-ball game here this year. Johnson wi'l he the marked man, both by Indiana players and every fan who has spen him or heard of his prowess. His performance with the Merchants in the State Normal game was about the classiest ever seen here and everybody who saw him in that game is convinced that he deserves to rank among the best forwards in the independent ranks of the country. The ease with which he traveled the floor aiul shot baskets will make him the biggest drawing card of the coining game despite the many stars who will compete with hitn for the honor. A Johnson-Sfonebraker-Bacon combina tion is about the beat imaginable and If the Crimson stops them they will have solved the victory secret. Conceding nothing in speed and very little in goal tossing, little Marxson, the Crimson speedster, will make a'"strong bid for tbe limelight. All he lacks is ex pcrience. Ills dribbling is of the dizzy sort and he lias been one of the leading scorers In all Indiana games this year. The veteran Dean at center is a capable running mate for the flashy Marxson, his consistent goal tossing being a habit with him. Tickets f,>r the game are on sale now at the Merchants Heat and Light Com pany and Spaulding’s Sporting Goods Store. Short Easily Beats Wiley Court Combination TER HE HAUTE. Did., Dec. 31.—'Wiley Hit.i School's basket-tossers fell easy xictiius to the .sb< rtridgo quintette hero la.-t uigiit, the final count being 45 to 12. Richards. Elmore and Riley formed a scoring machine for Siiortridgc that jumped Into the lend early in ti.e con test and stayed out in front all the time without worry. Miortrldge held a 27-10-2 advantage at the 'lose of (Jo first half; but in the • "cntsii perid t.e local* tightened up a bit and registered ten points Richards I'-qtped light field goal* through the ring for the winners, and Elmore and j Riley were not far behind him in the scoring race. Klncade was the feature ! pi. ver for Wiley. COLLEGE AND H. S. NET GOSSIP llooslcr basket-ball (nintettes, both high school and college, are back into t! h r e** after a few days’ lay-off nnd Judging by recent scores, have experi ence.! little difficulty la again hitting fhclr stride, Butler walloped Anderson Y. M. C. A., 4M to 21, In a manner that marks the Ra-emen a* contenders for State honors. Although the Anderson aggregation ad mitted y does not rank n* strong as the foremost college fives in the State, it Is one of thp strongest of the independent teams and such a one sided victory has sent basket bail stock soaring at tbe Irvington school The Wabash College five will battle Butler here Feb. 12. It’s going to be some game'. Shortridge's 18 to 10 victory over Brazil once azaiu bring* out the fighting a’ il ity of the north aiders. The Blue and White, by lighting right up to the final whistle have won as many games by two and three point margins as the other two local schools have lost by like margins. Tech's defeat at the hands of Logans port Tuesday apparently served to put a lot of pep into Coach Black's aggrega tion. for they came back with a ven genuce agvinst Marion tbe following u'ght Tbe score was. Tech. 24; Marion, 9. i bis victory marks the third one of the season for the Green and White, but they an- planning to grab off a couple more in the Brownsburg tourney Sat urday. Indiana University's undefeated net five g*ot into action again after an ex tended lay i ff by trimming the Kokomo American Legion team, 30 to 18. I/ocnl college followers, critics and dopesters will be in their glory this week-end and early next week I’tirdue oppo&es the Era-Row hero tonight. In dinns meets the Merchants Heat and Light Monday and Butler engages Bur due in a return game Tuesday on tho Butler floor. Indianapolis fans are in deed fortunate in being In position to witness such an array of feature con tests nnd each of these games should be played before a capacity house. Elaborate, plans are being made for the Butler-Burdue fracas, ns it is the feature ( vent on the Blue nnd White card. De spite the fact that Burdue squeezed out a nine-point victory in the previous meet ing between the two teams at Lafayette. Butler followers can see nothing but a victory on their own court Those who witnessed the game, at Lafayette declare that the Irvington five held Ihe edge oh Mitchell Gets Second Chance With Leonard and Lightweight Title H ' ‘ \ A / /i /v/H •- " IfE. s*m| mm RITCHIE MITCHELL, Ritchie Mitchell has had the hug for for some time tlmt be can lick Benny Leonai ;. It nny. on the other glove, has proved that Mr. Mitchell from Mil waukee is ini*taken. Now Mitchell Is to get another crack at Monsieur Benny in January at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Mitchell has improved con s durably the last few mouths, experts n g rce. the Boilermakers In every department but basket shooting and had Page's men obtained an even break on th-ir easy shots the story of the game would have been different. The Indiana-Merchant* game will mark the first appearanace of the strong Bloomington quintette in Inditia polls and the contest should he a thriller from the starting whistle. Reports have It that this year's team, is one of tbe strong est in the history of I. U. .Attend Amateur Meeting Times Lowry and R Walter Jarvis, director of city recreation, have been authorized so attend the annual meeting of the American Amateur Baseball Fed eration, to be held in Cleveland Jan. 15 nnd 16 Lowry I* vice president of the national organization and Jarvis is presi dent of the Indianapolis Amateur Asso ciation, composed of seven leagues. New offi-ers will he e!e"te<l nnd new cities ad mitted into the federation at ihe annual meeting. 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Price S Ai> I>v* csb but price must be *t !sjS DKSBS: tractive, ADDRESS: y J Whether you want to buy or sell any used articles of value. Want Ads in this newspaper bring the quickest results. ' * Read and Use the Want Ads in |ff Indiana Daily Times Q RIVAL ELEVENS ON THEIR TOES FOR BIG GAME Eve of Intersectional Battle on Coast Finds Buckeyes and Bears in Shape. OHIO SLIGHT FAVORITE PASADENA, Cal., Dec. 31.—With both teams in the pink of condition as a result of the careful practices they have under gone this week, with every possible de tail of tbe arrangements worked out, all was in readiness today for tomorrow’s great intersectional football game here between Ohio State and the University of Calif ruia elevens,. Trainers In both camps gave out the word this morning that today's work-out won’d be light, consisting of just enough effort to limber up and ward off any possible staleness. WILCE BELIEVES MEN ARE READY. The splendid physical shape of the Buckeyes is especially gratifying to Coach Wiloe, for he has been informed by Southern California sport writers that teams from the East in other years were at least 10 per cent deficient when the time of the big game arrived. X'i* to this morning the betting was said to have been at 10 to 8 and 10 to 9, odds In favor of Ohio. With the arrival of a small army of rooters and student* from Berkeley tonight and tomorrow morning, the odds are expected to be beaten down to at least even. The question of tomorrow’s weather is a big factor. Both coaches, Wilee and Smith, are hoping for a bright day with a fast dry field, where snappy open style playing can be used. If the field Is wet and heavy the contest necessarily will be a slow one. HOW COACHES VIEW CONTEST. Neither of the coaches are making x --travagant claims. Both have great re spect for the showing of their respective squads. Both apparently expect a close battle. Coach Wilce’s views follow: "No football game is won until the last whistle is blown. I have brought out n team that is the best in the Mia-i die West. I believe the folk back home, who are aware of the high standard of midnestern football, will also be proud of Ohio State's showing here.” Coach Smith said: ‘‘The California team has beep three years in its making, it has now reached the height of form. I have great respcctf for football as played in the MlddM West, but after tomorrow’s game I bel liwe the American public will find Pa ciflo coast methods are the equal of -cd It; any other part of the countrj^B New College Conference I Schedules Spring Mefl CHICAGO. Dec 31.—Tbe formation "cw i::>. r*:af..' tli i•* inference v was :.-* '.r- 'i Th r- i.iy f"U<>win^H f<? re nee of representatives of a nisH her of mi<! !!<• western "O'legps here. was d"--id"il t * h dd a Irak meet at Cos le-e <vilar Rapids, lowa in Mny^H S h lastii- standi- r as well as fronoth "ill be the basis upon whH members wi'l !.<• e 'rolled. Bel -it. CtiH ' 'ti. <' >e. Cornell Iowa). Hamliue, and Lawrence are expected to 1 • Batiw and Wabash i: sid-r.c.. r;! * for eligibility : b" ill" big problem, but it n* th q:gh this ••itestion might be to the sati-r':n :i >n of all onden^^l Among the t<- mtive members •i.-w b"dv the r. -id "me rice Some r "Jr • only six months r 'side^H| k baseball others allow freshmen to cRI note in all sp..rts. Many argumentMp favor of th ■ new conference were 1 ress-'d and a settlement of the r *:Ion would leave the way its formation, representatives said.