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New York Nov 27Indications today were that the law would pre
vent the proposed gathering in Madison Square Garden next Wednesday
night at which bids for the JeffriesJohnson fight for the heavyweight I
championship of the world were to be opened
Police Commissioner Eaker said that it was his opinion that such a
gathering would be in violation of the law and that the police would
prevent its taking place The commissioner represented that the New
York law made it a misdemeanor to even promote a prize fight here
rnles5 the police interfere however the
opening ot the bids promisesto be a sec
ond cousin to a circus At Madison
Square Garden on Wednesday evening
n Jeff will appear with his allstar athletic
On learning that Stakeholder Bob Mur
phy at the Albany hotel is worried over
the prospect of handling a big crowd
when the bids are opened Jetts business
associates backed by Berger and James
Jay himself thought that It would add
to the gate to have the bidding as a side
show to the carnival In which Jeff Gotch
I and Berger will appear
I The advance agent ot the show claims
f that Johnson was asletd about the sug
gestlon and has wired his consent with
an offer to Insert his sketch An After
noon In a Training Camp In JeUs car
nival The notice at this change In the
original plans doesnt say that there will
be II debate by educated monkeys or
tightrope walking by a troupe ot trained
elephants but there Is time to Incor
porate these features
To the left people we have the strange
and wonderful beasts ot prey Do nlt
approach too close to the cages for all
have been fed today except the clowns 1
Get your hot peanuts here
Pink lemonade and dogs this way
The groat leap for life Is about to take
place In thE main arena good people I
Jerry turn the crank
New Plant Has Capacity of Two Mil
lion FryPanguitch Next
in Line
rtah countys new fish atiery at
Spring Creek which Is being constructed
by the state fish and game department Is
practically completed Fred Vt Chambbrs
state commissioner announced Saturday
that It Is expected that the hatchery will
br turned over to the state authorll08
Monday By next Saturday night It Is
said the water will be flowing through
th pipes Into the plant and durng the
following week It Is the intention to start
the work of placing the eggs In the hatch
cry for the first hatch
The trench 1OO feet In length which
will contain the water pipes was opened
last week and the laying ot the pipe will
be finished during the coming week The
hat < htry will have a capacity ot two mil
lon eggs
U Is likely that the superintendent for
the new hatchery will be selected by the
first ot the year After the eggs have
been placed In the hatchry during the
second week In December Brig Madsen
chief 1eputy warden will drive over fron
his home at Provo to look after the eggs
while In process ot hatching After the
hatching It will be necessary to have a
resident superintendent on the ground
The residence at the superintendent is
being constructed and will be ready for
occupancy by the first ot the year
CommIoner Chambers already has re
cerved the plans and specifications for
the next hatchery to be built by the state
that at Pangultch This hatchery will be
constructed within the next few months
and will have a capacity ot one million
Word from Ogden yesterday said that a
sensational article would appear In an
Ogden newspaper Sunday which would
give 0 complete expose of the Utah
Jockey clubs race meetings at Salt Lake
Specially as to the running ot the so
I ca1ld association horses with short
When asked about the story John Con
dron president ot the club said that he
lad received a telegram from W W
Finn manager at the meeting from Jack
sonville Fla which real Scurrilous
story In Ogdtn Sunday Stop If possible
it not have attorneys bring suit for 30000
damages at once
Further investigation showed that the
Titer ot the article In question was n
A Harsrave Affldavits sail I to be con
tained In the article are from horsemen
and Jockeys many at whom were sus
pended or ruled ort for dishonest racing
nargrnve has followed the races for
Borne years past in various capacities
pdal to The HeraldRepublican
1ehl Nov 27In a hotly contested
game ot basketball the Lehl HIgh school
team last night made II hit with local
fans by demonstrating to them that the
high school has another team equal to
list years champIOnship quintet The
game was with a five made up ot three
members ot last years team all of whom
are now at the state university and two
other members of former local teams It
resulted In a score ot 36 to 38 In favor of
the High school
At the end ot the first halt the score
stood 19 to 13 In favor of the High school
but In the second halt the university
boys took II brace E Holmstend and
Evans throwing some sensational bas
It was better team work that won for
the High school boys although Dorton
nrd Davis both proved themselves stars
The lineup was as follows
High School University
Davis lg Phillips
Butt rg Gardner
Dorton c E Holmstead
Valker If Evans
Godwln rt X Holmstead
R ffree Southwick
San Francisco Nov 27Though the
bttmg public has made Law Powell II
10 to 8 favorite In the coming clash be
twec n Red Head Lew and the lllwau
kee whirlwind Ad olgast which Is
scheduled for Dreamland rink Monday
night Tom Jones the manager ot Ad s
very confident that his man will turn
up the victor
Jones talked of Volgasts chances this
It Powell will jump In and tight there
wlll be a knockout Inside ot ten rounds
and I am sure that Yolb8st will score
oOr Powell So confident am I that
olgast will be victor In the coming fight
that I have already talked with Virgil
Garlbalda about matching Ad with Able
Attell here In December Winner or loser
Ed Would like to take on this boy Attell
and he will do the featherweight limit for
The mm will udoubtedly develop Into
II scrap between a simon pure slugger and
n clan gritty coolheaded ring general
Powell knows every art In the boxing
The second love feast for the members
ot the champlorshlp Salt Lake High
school eleven was hold last night whn
the players Coach Comlll and Assistant
Coach Fennes were entertained by Spen
l er Drown 11 member ot the squad at his
hOme 403 East Eleventh South street
The evening was passed In games and
n lIght roughhouse the stIffness from
the Ogden game being still noticed by
runny Refreshments were also served
Manager Elect Worthman announced
that negotiations WAre soon to be started
far outside games for 110 80 that Suit
Lake at homo and abroad could demon
trate its ability on the gridiron
Game Fast and CleanWeight of
Opponents Big FactorHad
Good Time on Trip
Saturday morning the Granite High
school football eleven returned home from
Butte where they met and were defeated
on Thanksgiving by the Butte High
school 63 to O Coach Moss and the mem
bers ot the team despite the defeat were
In good spirits They were also all In the
best of condition Not a man was Injured
In the game
In speaking of the same Coach Moss
said that It was about the cleanest play
his team had participated In The otl
dais were up to date In everything and
not ono argument took place during the
entire time the two squads were on the
field The weight question was one ot thd
main causes for the size ot the score In
this respect the Butte men outweighed
the Granites from 0 to 30 pounds to Ute
man The center on the Butte eleven
weighed 200 pounds while the tackles
were lE8pound men The rht guard bal
anced the beam nt 190
It was the best drilled team that Gran
Ite has bucked against this season and I
regard to interference the Montana DOYS
were especially strong
Granite players were helpless in many
ot the plays It was an Impossibility to
hold the line
The whole town ot Butte was In at
tendance In tact It was one of the larg
est crowds seen on a similar occasion In
that vicinity After the game the town
was thrown open to the visitors They
were showered with tickets to every show
In town and were treated royally
One at the most noticeable features ot
the game was the poor condition ot the
This week the eleven from the Granite
High will be banQueted at the Granito
stake house and business pertaining to
the coming year transacted A captaIn
will be elected
Beginning Monday morning the main
Issue ot the day will be that at basketball
Granite counting a strong five
In a fast exciting game ot basketball
the C B T team defeated the BurlIng
tons at the Y M C A Saturday evening
by the score ot 3231 With five minutes
to play the score stood 3019 In favor of
the Burllngtons but the C B Ts took
a brace and won out The work ot Kim
ball at center the guarding at Grlsgs
and the foul throwing ot Gallacher were
tho features The lineup
C B T Burlington
F Shatz
Gallacher CaptR F Wetzel
IImbalL C Shea
GOdbe RomneL GPeterson Brown
G Erickson
Goals C B TGallacherL 3 Hawley
1 Kimball 3 Dye 5 liurllngtons
Shatz 3 Shea 4 Wetzel 3 Erickson 1
Peterson 1
Free throws C B TGallacher 8
BurlingtonBSh 7
New York Nov 27It Harry Thomas
tne newly arrives English bantam Is 09
good as his record seems to show he Is
liable to make Coulon Attell McGovern
Wagner Coster and the other lads ot that
h1slon step some He has backing for
1000 and as he Is about acclimated by
this time there should bo something do
Ing for him before long He isnt at all
ooasttul but has plenty at confidence
Hes Brum from Brummagemsometlmes
called Birmingham In England The
Drums have an accent ot their own This
Is the way he expresses It
HI can jolly well beat the little uns
on tother solde and perish me Hlll try
to do It over ere too
VeIl Harry nobody is tryIng to dis
courage you at this early date and be
fore you have had a try ut you will
have to be a pocket edition of Jem Dris
coil and Owen Moran to go through the
list ot llGpounders now fighting in this
country There are several tough ones
fn the list
Loa Angeles Nov ZlA prominent Los
Angeles horseman representing II syndi
cate ot wealthy Los Angeles capitalists
has been negtlatlng with M E Harri
son representative ot Dan Patchs owner
who Is In Los Angeles with the horse
In an endeavor to buy the stallion with
the Idea at putting him In II great Cali
fornia harness horse breeding farm which
lis being planned Mr Harrison received
a letter yesterday morning asking for a
price on Dan Patch Mr Harrison wired
M W Savage the owner and received
the following reply last night
Money has always failed to tempt mo
to sell Dan Patch the champion ot aU
champions and the prospective sire or
Elizabeth No J Nov ZlMajor Wil
liam Martin at this city has received II
letter from President Taft warmly con
gratulating him on having won the rifle
championship ot the United States army
at Camp Perry 0 last August The
President lays particular stress upon the
necessity ot having men ot Major Mar
tins unerring aim In the army
Chicago Nov 27A M lcAllIster who
Is engineering the scheme to take a team
at allstar ball players to Cuba for a
three weeks stay was disappointed yes
terday on hearing from Christy Matthew
con that the latter would be unable to
go to the Island at this time However
the trip will not be given up and the
chances are that Reulbach will go In
l his place If terms can be agreed up OIl
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Veteran of three seasons on High
school eleven elected manager for
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For two years a star In the High
school backfield elected captain
of 1910 eleven
Coaches Blamed for Keeping OFlah
erty in Play When in No
Boston Nov 21Atter the Harvard
Yale game everybody asked what the
matter was with OFlaherty They all
knew he had been injured and some of
then thought he had lost his head as
the result He had He was unable to
remember his signals Time after Uxe
he gave the signals over again repent
Ing the play just run oct It Was demor
alizing to the rest ot the team
Captain Fish tried to have him leave
the game
Im all right Ham said OFlahorty
and ho refused to leave the game When
Dr Nichols ran out on to the field the
tiNt thing OFlaherty said was
I am all right
The doctor Questioned him during the
game The questions were In the way ot
a test to see how the Harvard quarter
backs mind was acting
What day is It asked the doctor and
OFlaherty could not tell him
That was enough to have caused Coach
Haughton to have removed him Wig
glesworth was eager to go In and stJoUid
have been put In He Is alIght It Is true
and liable to Injury but he was the man
that should have been put In accordlnr
to other members ot the team Gallatt
could have gone In later on It Wiggles
worth were put out
OFlahertys nose was hit hard His
jaw was ground Into the dirt The force
ot the blow was so great that one at his
back teeth was driven out This prob
ably affected his brain The students
claim he was in no condition to remain
In the game after being mauled In this
manner and should have been retired
from the contest
ArmyNavy Paper Says Battlefield
Not Gridiron Place to
Face Death
Army and Navy JournaL1
To face death in battle when duty do
mands It Is ono thing but to face It in
sport Is simply criminal folly Ono
hears the same arguments in support of
this dangerous sport that In my youth
were urged in favor of the duel and a
reading of Leckys European Iorals
shows that the same arguments were put
forth In favor ot the bloody contests of
the arena
The English are a race thoroughly Im
bued with the true spirit at sport for
they do not sit around and holIer while
a few picked men do nIl the work but
indulge In games yet they do not coun
tenance our dangerof form of the game
The prIzefighter Jim Jeftrles made
some very sensible remarks on the sub
ject bringing out the point that any
game In which several men can attack
one is Inpo facto brutal and cowardlY
The tact that the civil war was fought
and pretty well fought by both parties
to the contest In profound Ignorance of
the game of football it seems to me Is a
sufficient answer to the claim that this
game Is necessary to develop trUe sol
dierly instincts
To court danger needlessly In game or
battle Is not to be In accord wHb the
protesslonal business ot army and
navy ofcers It Is to violate the funda
mental principle ot military traininG En
listed men have dinned into their ears
from the time they pass the remuitIng
officer the necessity at keeping them
selves In the best physical condition as
they cannot tell ot what moment they
may be called upon to undertake some
arduous duty that will demand an their
powers and yet they are encouraged by
example to play a game that exposes
them to serious injury
Richmond Va Nov ZlColonel John
S MosbY the Confederate guerilla chief
taln and later land commissioner ot the
United States denounces football aJ
wore than actual warfare HI main
tains that the great number at fatalities
represent so many murders and proclaims
that the past and present ideals of man
hood In the gat American unlversitJ
represent the difference between gtone
wall Jackson and a pugilist
The defenders at such sport say it
develops the manhood ot youth I dEny
It unless by manhood they mean pTi
slcal strength My Idea ot manhood Is a
sense ot honor and courage and such
qualities may exist In I weak body
Chicago Excursion
Via Salt Lake Route Very low round
trips rates In effect all stations In Utah
Nov 16 and 17 Good returning to Dec
15 Los Angeles Limited 2 ½ days from
Juab or Milford to Chicago Electric
lighted steam heated Observation
buffet car Ask any Salt Lake Route
are read In the homes ot Salt Lake City
than any other paper
P iGAl
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011 Sanitary Glass Pac el
f Fvll Measure a
ReAl Estate values are increasing In
Salt Lake City The
Classified pages tell you what to buy
and where
A good many of the mot ads
might be called askMS A k
ing goes before getting8nd the
want ads are asking for things
all the tIme
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Clothes of the
Siegel sort
t lLA for men of
Amt A
the better
80 Jt
As the season
Suits Overcoats
w of colder
weather and in
anticipation of
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The store with the overcoat stock
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New Orleans Nov ZiFollowlng a
mass meeting ot athletes business men
and city officials here last night at
which the requisite amount ot money was
raised there was forwarded to President
Brown ot Chicago a formal acceptance
ot the holding ot the national amateur
athletic union games at New Orleans In
October 1910
The national championship committee of
the A A U at Its first session In Bos
ton decided to award the meet to tIle
southern town on condition that salstac
tory arrangements can be entered Into be
tween the southern association ot the
A A U and the championship committee
The committee undoubtedly acted upon
James E SulUvans suggestion made Tn
his message at the annual meeting ot the
A A U Mr Sullivan asked the dele
gates to seriously consider holding the
national championships In II more cen
trally located district than heretofore
The championships for 1909 were held in
Seattle and the long journey prevented
many eastern stars from participating
Next year however the stellar per
formers tram all sections will be able to
compete as the trip will take the eastern
and western athletes almost the same
length ot time to get to the scene ot hos
Fastest Motor Oars Built to Race This
WinterLooks Like Broken
New YOrk Nov 27Bome of the fast
est automobiles ever built will race In
the tournament to bo MId on the Or
mondDaytona beach Florida this win
ter according to the reports from man
ufacturers and private owners who
have already announced their iptention l
at entering hIgh horsepower cars
Among these machines according to re
port will be the big Benz car In whIch
Auguste HemeI the daring French
driver made new records for the half
mile on the BrookIands track with a
flying start driving at the rate ot 12702
miles < tn hour and for the kflometre at
126 miles an hour last Monday and the
Flat machIne L1 which Felloe Nazarro
made 273 miles at a rate ot 12161 miles
on the same track on June 8 1908
On the OrmondDaytona beach In 1906
MarrIott in the Stanley freak car made
a mile In 28 45 seconds which Is an
average speed ot 127 35 mIles an hour
a record that has not yet been broken
The time ot both Hemery and Nazarro
la considered more remarkable however
all their records were made on a circular
track while MarrIotts was on a straight
stretch and what Is said to be the fast
est automobile course In the world
Nazarros car Is now owned by W Ct
Arnold ot this city and driven by
Lewis Strang the plucky American
drIver at the Atlanta speedway contests
last week covered II mile In 37 1100 sec
onds Records promise to fly it these
cars are named for the Florida tourna
West Point N Y Nov 27Although
it has been decIded that football will 00
played at West Point next year despite
the unfortunate death of Cadet Byrno
this tall it is understood that this de
cision has certain reservations which
mean practically that the game as It is
now played must be reformed It Is like
ly therefore that the army will again
lead the fight for rule revision as it did
in 1005
The association which was then formed
and which Is now headed by Captain Pal
mer E Price will meet in New York on
December 31 to consider the changing of
existing regulations so as to provide for
II more open game
First race elavensixteenths mile sell
inSlr Barry no Bold 101 El Paso
101 Cerlel 101 Right Sort 107 Louis
Strouber 101 Roy T 101 Look Out 10
MIss Naomi 101 Ilcaela 101 Schmoozer
Second race threetourths mile selling
Balronla 108 JUdge Qulmt 101 Biased
101 R deem 103 Alrle Falrle 1M Raleigh
2 D 103 Ieltondale 102 Mrs Dot 100
Helen Carroll 9 Alder Gulch 99 Rab
ble 91
Third race mile pursGEdward T Fry
er ill Iechant 109 FaIlle L lff John
Louis 101 Round and Round 109 Belle
Fnrrw 109 Boggs 109 Beauman 101
Fourth race Futurity course handicap
Early Tide no Nnga2am 107 Cymbal
106 Rey Hlndoo 166 Cloudllght 102
Prejudlco 100 F Neugent 95 Binocular
88 Fifth race clovensixteenths mile stll
ingInclement no Allnes 110 Duke at
Milan 110 Argonaut 110 Salnest 101
Rosslare 101 Mr Bishop 107 PhllllstIna
107 Lena Leach 101 Birth 107 Ybor
102 Sixth race leveneighths milo selllng
RubrIc 112 Fordella 109 Heatherscott
109 Emma G 109 Valoski 109 Cadlchon
109 < Gosslpper II 109 Grace G 109 Belle
snicker 109 Mauretanl 105 Buclcthorne
105 Roy jr 100
Great Wrestler Well Educated
Was Officer in Austrian
Buffalo N y Nov 27Stanlslaw
Zbyszko Cyganiewlczsome name that
No that Is not something to eat
hats simply the name ot the famous
iolfsh wrestler who made such a great
showing against Gotch Thursday
Unlike many wrestlers Zbyszko Is a
pOlished gentleman He Is a graduate
oC the University of VIenna and for
nerly was a lieutenant In the Austrian
rmy Heres the way he tells the
toI1 oJ his life
My full name is Stanislaw Zbyszko
yganiewlcz I was born in the small
town ot Stanlslawice located on the
north boundary ot the province of Gall
cia on the banks of the Vistuia river
which separates the province from Rus
It was not until I Was fourteen years
at age and II student ot the high school
that I had any Idea of being excep
tionally strong and up to that time I
had no Idea at what physical culture
One day 11 friend ot mine who was
Interested In gymnastics felt my arm
and persuaded me to join the gymnas
tic class In those das gymnastic ex
ercises handball and swimming were
the chief forms of sport but sInce then
football has become quite popular in
When fifteen years of ago I joined
the Cracow Solkol and soon was recog
nized as the strongest athlete in the
club I was persuaded to take up
wrestling by Professor Pytlasisinske
one ot the best professional wrestlers
In Austria who said 1 ought to make
Lost to Italian
After wrestling locally for some
time I went to Vienna and one ot my
first matches of importance was with
Ralcevlch the Italian wrestler I was
twenty years of age at that time We
met at GraecoRoman and Ralcevlch
who was a good deal smaller than he
Is now won By the time I was
twentytour 1 had graduated from the
University of Vienna as a lawyer but
so far have never practiced as I pre
ferred to travel aroCmd and see the
world 1 served one year In the army
being a lieutenant of infantry In regi
ment 13
Since then 1 have wrestled in RussIa
Turkey France and England meeting
most ot the leading European heavy
weights 1 met Padoubny the Russian I
giant In 8t Petersburg and we
wrestled two bouts GroecoRoman style
without either getting a tall One year
later 1 met and defeated Padoubny at
the London pavilion Hackenschmldt
promised to meet the winner but he
never did
Twice I defeated Nouraulnh the big
Turk at S1 Petersburg but 1 do not
think he was as good then as he had
been when he was younger
In 1903 1 finished third In the Oraeco
Roman championship at Paris and three
years later won the worlds champion
ship there from a field at sixtytlve
starters among whom were Beck Olson
Lureck the French champion and
Beucarois the French champion
Adopts New Style
Three years aGo I took up the catch
ascatchcan style and like It much bet
ter than GraccoRomnn which Is slow
and uninteresting 1 trained for the
match with Hackenschmldt whIch never
came oft I defeated Pudoubny at catch
ascatchcan after thIs
I am now twentyeight years ot age
and weight about 260 pounds I train
regularly using dumbbells skipping the
rope playing handball and taking long
walks My height is five feet ten
Inches and my chest measurement
flttynine inches I never smoke nor
drink and do not diet myself strictly
When I tell you that I weighed over 220
pounds when I was fourteen years ot
age you will realize that only by train
Ing have 1 kept my weight down to
what It Is It I had loafed I might
have been good for a rat man In a mu
OxfordCambrldgeHarvardYale May
Meet In 1910
New York Nov 21The apparent
willingness on the part ot the Oxford and
Cambridge presidents Hull and Bellerby
to take part in furthering an Oxford
CambrldgeHarardYalo athletic meet In
1910 Is likely to help a great deal In the
accomplishment ot the American desire
for such sports Ot course the decision
In such matters rests generally with the
older heads In the British universities
and It is said particularlY with C N
Jackson ot Oxford It he is willing that
there should be a meeting It undoubted
ly will come oft It he doesnt fancy the
idea It is likely It will take a deal ot pres
sure to make him change hIs mind The
eagerness has been all on the American
side apparently ot late and last springs
fruitless efforts to bring about a meet
ing whether hero or on the other side
probably will be recalled by persons both
at Harvard and Yale
New York Nov 21The contemplat
ed racIng meeting at Juarez Mexico Is
looming up brightly as the principal
race meeting ot the winter The plant
practically Is completed and there are
now 250 horses stabled on the grounds
This number of racers Is being added
to dally by tram carloads from Califor
nia and the south There will be 500
horses on hand to draw from for en
trIes that the Inaugural day December
I may start of with a boom
The prIncipal stable at thoroughbreds
now on the grounds Is that of Barney
Schreiber He has forty horses In his
string The Genial Dutchman expects
to make Q bIg winter campaign on
Mexican Boll
The managers of the new track expect
an average dally attendance ot about
2500 persons They base theIr estimate
on the attendance books which showed
the dally crowd that patronized the
hattmlle track at El Paso Tex During
the little meeting ot 1905 the crowd av
eraged lSOO a day As the racing was
not pretentious and ot a poor grade In
comparison with what will 1Ht offered
at Juarez the offlcla1s say that there
will be at leut 700 additIonal persons go
to their track when they find the sport
Is of a superior caliber
at course outottown raeegoers are
expected to swell the Juarez meeting
No wInter race track bas ever been a
success where local patronage alo1
served to bring revenues to the club
But the army ot racqoerlJ from this
city Chicago 91 Louis New Orlean
and Houston the managers believe will
increAse the dally attendance Th
price or admissIon combined with th
restaurant and other privileges Will
more than pay the running expenses
El Paso has 85000 citizens at this
number there are about 15000 Mexicans
Of the 70000 Americans there are many
i men at wealth From this clrole as
well as the cattlemen the Juarez track
expect to draw It Is only a short dis
tance by rail from the square in El
Paso across the bridge ot the Rio
Grande to the Mexican track
It I had II son ot my own and he refused to play football I would take him
out to the back woodshed and Interview him with an eighttoot 8trap I have a
brother who Is now a junIor In the theological department ot the Univrelty of
California A tow years ago I taught him to box With boxing as a foundation
he started to play football and now the game 115 only a parlor sport with him
It Is harder to box than to play foot
ball but the latter game Is tar more dan
gerous I would rather play football than
eat and for that reason have given close
attention to the numerous accidents In
the game and have been trying to devise
means to lessen the danger to the play
ers In the days of the old mass plays ac
cidents were not nearly as numerous as
they are today The rule makers them
selves are to blame to a certain extent for
the many accidents which have hap
pened this year I have a friend who
played college and semiprofessional toot
ball for thirteen years He was a full
back and a famous line bucker In his
time During the course ot his thirteen
years on the gridiron ho had his collar
bone broken his shoulder crushed two
ribs broken and an ankle fractured This
man was called upon to buck the line ev
ery game ho played on an average ot
twentylvo times to the game He made
perhaps halt a dozen end runs In an open
or broken field each game Yet every ac
cident that ever happened to him was
caused by being heavily thrown In an
open field by a flying tackle He paver
suffered a bruise bucking the line
Rules Fall Short
The rules nowadays are modeled to de
away with mass plays They do to a cer
taln extent but they fall short of stop
ping just tho thing they were meant to
They stop heavy mass plays on the line
and center them on the Individual No
good formatIon Is pos lble to throw five
men agalnt the line on a given point
But plays are poseiblo and greatly used
to throw five men In the Interference
against a defnslve halCbaok or an end
Five men can hurl themMlve Into the
line without any great danger to anyone
ot them or to anyone ot the derens
But five persons centered on one man can
put that man In the hoepital with just
one rush There is where the present
rules fall short The present center two
guards and two tackles are bunched at
aU times because the rules allow five
men bunched on the line ot serlmmagEo
Hero Is Plan
Now how would this plan do Compel
the guards to be five yards away from
the center on the line ot scrimmage and
the tackles five yards away from the
guards This would abeolutely stop mass
plays ot any sort directed at either the
line or the Individual defensive player
It a few Qf the local coaches would line
up their first teams like this against
their aorubhIt being understood that trc
defensive line must obey the same TUJPS
I am certain that they could easily dxn
onstrate the feasibility ot this departure
and show how the rules can be amended
to make football even more spectacular
than It Is now and alllO tar leu danger
I ous
Chicago Nov ZIWlth the playing of
Thursdays football games the season ot
1009 goes down In football history as the
best since the rules were changed in the
Winter at 19051906 The championships ot
the various sections ot the country hatI
been decided and In only a few cases are
there more than one claimant for the
In the West Notre Dame must be con
sidered the logical champion because the
Catholics defeated Michigan earlier In the
season and the Wolverines In turn
trounced Minnesota the champion of the I
western conference colleges
Coach Yosts players were not at their
best when they met Notre Dame and if
the two teams were to meet again Michi
gan In all probability would be
the winner However results count and
Notre Dame should be given full credit
for Its achievement
The Wolverines plainly showed In their
victory over the Gophers that they are II I
powerful aggregation ono capable ot giv
Ing any team In the country II close and
hard battle Yost deserves a deal ot
credit for the way ho has developed the
green material which reported for prac
tloe early In the season Few ot the can
didates knew football thoroughly and
Yost methods
only three or tour were familiar with
He worked untiringly with the men and
gradually developed them to the olnt
where they now are entitled to be ranked
with the famous Michigan teams ot l901
to 1905 In the MInnesota game from the
start the way the players made fly
lag tackles and left their feet to take ort
men In the Interference would have been
II credit to any team In the country 1ot
once did II Michigan man stop In his ef
forts to help his team demonstrate its su
periority over another which was known
to be one ot the best elevens that ever
represented that Institution
The result at this game shows 0 weak
ness In Williams as a coach The only
way apparently his team could Win was
by simply outclassing Its opponents In
weight and strength Saturday the teams
were about equal in weight and the Go
phers could not gain consistently with
I the tactics that beat Chicago and W1s
I cousin Yost outfoxed Williams at every
stag ot the game and It was apparent
that Vllllams depended on the same at
tacks to win from Yost that ha employed
In the other games Yost knew every
formation at his opponent and he bad a
special defense to meet every shift Na
turally the Gopher plays were stopped
repeatedly and the runners thrown back
for losses
On the other han the master band el
ways showed When the Wolverines
would form on the different formatIon
the Gophers were absolutely bewlld3re1
and were at a loss to know or even guess
what was coming
Yost used few ot the plays that won
for him In the other games He hal
practically a new offense which was
strong and gained ground repeatedly The
attacks had the power and drive neces
sary to make substantial gain and root
once did the players fall to make the die
tance when It was needed
Yost depended on oldstyle football and
Allerdices kicking for victory In this coit
i test A few forward passes were trjpd
but these either failed or did not make
gains It was the policy ot the Mloni
I gan leader to hold the ball and beat MIn
nesota at Its own game The alleged Inl
pregnable line ot the Gophers did not
scare Allerdice and his warriors and they
punctured It repeatedly for big gains
Clark the Michigan fullback went
through and over the Gopher forwardi l
almost at will This sort of attack
seemed to stun Williamss men who hat
not met anything like It before this a r
and they finally were forced to tute tre

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