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H 10 THE OGDEN STANDAKD-KXAM1INK MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, 1920 V
I DOWNING PUNS
I FRIDAY PROGRAM
I Clever Ogden Fighters to Be
Seen in Action at the
With every Friday night sot for the
u.ekly fight night of the Wasatch
Athletic club and a reserve seat sys-i-m
in effect as well as a ventilating
system In order, ring followers are
promised as good accomodation In
ogden as in the large boxing clubs
el the eastern and coast
cording tn J. i:. owning, club owner,
win) opened the local club last Thurg
The opening card of the new VNafl
itch Club proved a SUt he
despite hc fact thai ii. the rush of
1 opening, some details had not been
completed. ImrinK the last few ilay
these things have il i n perfected
and the coming program Frida nlghl
should see-the club cntireh In order
the weel ly winter shows, Downing
H Another whirlwind card la bcinj
hinged bj Manager Downing for Frl
Hay night and the regulation six bat
ties will be offered to the Evert
ringside seal in tin- arena has been
numbered and lats oi the
turns will in -ver Ogden
where tickets on in
in order that purchase:; rnaj deter
mine Just where thej will s!l before
thev i he arena.
Manager Downing Is in Sail Lak1
today in. iking arrangements with box
. ra to feature the second chows ami
will announce 'he card tonight. Among
the Ogden boys who will be seen
the ring this week are Mysterious"
Jimmy Brown, "Billy" Ji hnson, Eddie
"Big" Battling and
I ft DISLIKES
Miller Huogins Seeking Con
ference With Home Run
Miller Hugglns, manager ol Ih
New York Yankees, is Beeklng a con
ference with "Babe" Ruth Muggins
Is not going to confab about salary,
at the conference but he wants to
come to some agreement with the
"Blustering Bambino" with regard i"
whose word will be final about when
Kuth will and will not play. Hugginfl
and Ruth had several near-clashes last
season when Ruth Insist ,i upon ply
ing with a badly sprained back and,
again when a mosquito bit" becatni in
fected and the star wax In dan ol
being a victim of blood poison. Hug-1
gins says Ruth dislikes to be kept on
the bench and every time he told the
home run king to lay-off and take
things easy there was an argument
started. "Ruth Is the strongest ball
player I ever knew." said Hugglns,
"but he does not use good Judgment
when he insists upon working under
Muggins decl.tr, d Kuth was 80 wrap
ped up in his effort tosmash the home
run record he neglected his own wel
fare. "It isn't necessary to bos Ruth
about his ball playing, but 1 would j
prefer to attempt to bo htm for that
rather than attain try to advise him
about playing when h( is not him
self. The easiest way to kill the '
ment thing, 1 believe to have an un
derstanding with the big fellow bef u
the season gets under way." Muggins j
has scheduled a conference with Ruth
for early in January, when Ruth plans
to return from Cuba. Ii Kuth does
nt return as expected, the Yank hom
ager will v itit the Island.
I THORPE QUITS
I CANTON TEI
! Famous Star Says He Is Done
With Professional Football:
Lost More Than $15,000
H Financial as well as phskal Imi
win probably Jim ThoFpe, the
H famous Indian athlete, to give up pro-
Ifesslonal football. riiorp managi i
the famous Canton ihio profession
al eleven the past season, and as well
as losing the world's professional!
grid title to the Akron team, lost con-j
Mdcrablc money on his venture" which
embraced eight former All-Ameriean
players. Although no public announce-1
ment has been made regarding the
deficit, it is said to be close to $15.-1
000. Canton fans did not support the
game thi6 year us they did in the past
while outside patronage was not UP '
to the mark of 1916.
According to Thorpe, all of his play
er's were given big salaries while he
played a portion of every game, and
now faces the painful experience of
h h$k nothing for hU season' worl
A half dozen leading Canton sports
men were associated with Thorpe in '
the venture and all have cried enough.
Thorpe wanted to retire after the 1019
season but was prevailed upon to re
turn for one more season.
I WEST TEXAS LEAGUE
INCREASED TO 8 CLUBS
ABM. EXE, Tex. Iec. 13. The West
Texas league was increased from six
to eight clubs at a meeting of base
ball club owners I4e.r0 yesterday. Th
l wo additional clubs arc to be se
lected later. The leading candidates
for the two new berths are Amarlllo.
Bieekcnrldge and L.ubbo k J. Walter
Morris was re-elected president of the
IEDM0ND PLANC! NOTED
FRENCH SPORTSMAN, DIES
PARIS. Dec. 12. Bdmond -Blanc,
noted French sportsman died at Keu
llly today. He was the owner of a
famous racing stable and was seven
times winner of the Grand Prix
I NAME LEADER.
CLEVELAND. Doc. 12, Robert
Cathcart, star fullback of the West
ern Reserve University football team,
was elected captain of the 1-' I eleven
bsssssssj . no
m During the first half of 1920, 400
M 000 worth of pure-bred American
d livestock was sold In South Ameri
Gus Defeats Di. Worrell by
Close Score in Feature
After smashing 3 7 targets In B row
without o mis-, i 'i u. i: worrell.
faltered and wot nosed oul In the trap
shoot In- features, Staged Sunday at the
Ogden Gun club, iv L. Becker,
it. . k r finished with a score of 49 out
of a possible 60, while Dr. Worn II was
nd with it oui of a possible B0,
BOtli of these men shot well despite
the cold wind, w hu h made perfect
shooting nut of the question.
Competition not only ruled In the
race for first and second honors but
throughout the entire match. John
jTayloi and Carl Nelson, the lattej
from Rock Springs, finished with
scores oi is Ernie Pord was fifth
with s score of i:. a. p. Bigclow
and Al. Cu:ninings each broke 37 out
(The shoot yesterday ended th local
season'. Tin- scores, follow:
;. L. Becker.
Dr. R E. Worrell 50 4 7
John Taylor B0 46
Carl Nelson (TO 4.'.
Ernie Ford ..n In
Schufferbarger 50 12
Tom Freed .' 4 I
1 ( Iscar Couch 50 3u
Herbert Brewer ' 18
'o. Bflzendhio so rs
! I. Melghah . . . . t .'. ;7
jj. E. carver ."i" :t7
Joe Cave 51' 3 7
I Herbert HUrley . . . B0 SO
Adolph Miller 50 SS
I-.-. . Baker 60 :i i
O. W". Mullins 3 jo
,A. J". BIgelbw 40 .17
I Al Cu minings 10 .17
Page Hopes io Build
Another Wonder Five
AiuoiiK the present group of basketball
oaehes the nnine of H. O. (Put) Page,
stands out one of llm hie leaguers.
He was Iochi; ; th ih'.versity of
thlrago f"i IS . 1 1 . where he gained
Maine ;.r r basketball player 1uring hli
student d!is. end lat i establish) I an en
triable r-"ord as a iroach.
i I'ae played . guard position on the!
chlenco utntot tlri won ilu- weslf rn
I eopfercnec t . ? k ; tltlel in 1908-09 and
:' 1 In 1001 the Chicago ,u-d won ih'
, national ytie hy ben ting the University
of Pennsylvania, 111 eastern inm-if.
! Page was also eieei on the bJI-wi ti rn
l leani during his playing days. Ha teamed
'With '"LOn" Joho S ronunet . m plaT
who considered the best eollegiat''- j
I center1 of all time.
I Since graduating, has coached va'
I rious athletics, heina most Successful in
basketball. In 1 01 s Chicago, under his
training, won ten straight leagm aum -and
last year ioK ttu aestern inter-col
leglate uii. but Iom the national title to
'h. i Inivorsitj of Pennsylvania In llw
thii-d Rami- of the series, played ft
Princeton. N. J.. b the Bcore ol 2 ! to 21.1
Page wen) t: Butter i':efc. Indian. ;
spoils, ihif year, us athletic director and
coach n-"s l uiMlnc tennis nt Butler on
Ihc -nine pattern h, msde them at Chi .
So one of these days If yOU her 01
Butler colkge turning out emck basket ,
fives, the reason mn be summed up In
two words Pat page.
B Y COMMITTEEMEN
l At the conference of. the interna-,
I tlonal Olympic committee scheduled
tenntlvcly for next June, tli puxn t-
effect i world nihutic organisation,
will be discussed. B-c cently t't"
committee received word from
the fidlsn Bmplri committee the
I'.ir Eastern committee, and tlv
committee In charge of the athletic'
j movement In South America, promis
ing attendance at the .Tune Conference,
tine of the higgest problems before
the committee at present is the task!
jof arranging a uniform set of activi
ties. Thl. project was made neces
sary by the fact that some of the tar-;
, off countries specialise In games en
tirely foreign to the majority of the
I subscribers to the World Union Con-
ference. The plaee for tin- holding of
the June conference has not been BB
ilected. but it will probably be New
, Fork City or London.
Pi W!M i KVi W
ITHACA. N Y . I lisC. 1- WilSOll
S. Dodge of Cleveland. . left tat I U
of the Cornell footbr'.l team, today
1 was elected captain of th 1921 ' leven
THE WONDER BASKET FIVE
"Play the Ball and Not the Man" Is the Advice
Coach Page Gives Court Players .
Wthort r on ESsijj, Thc 'Mribble
- c i4f
i in . , t . . x ii u-ii i i. .ii- -!e three diffcrcnl method which boskctlNill toame use In putting lite punch luto
lludi playliif I'hi hori as i practiced i qithttct In Hi -m. "hi lo ng pass Is In rogue In Illinois and In
diana, Nie dribble Htyle ol laj Is rhnraetcriMli "t basket five? In oiuo and on eastern uotirta, tin- dribble .ii
fords inoic oppurtuuHj for (be Imlivi dual to star,
BH tt . O ( PAT) P -l
i in-: vonikk i'i i'. the oriug
machlnu thai can'! stopped!
This is the Idea winch every bc.--Icetbnll
coa h liulld.- towards, hut hi a
always handlcupped In securing the
cogs so necessary to it.
in cpnaedring such a team the couch
looks firs) to the personnid the tall,
rang) mail with height for follow-up
shots ahd who handle tie ball in a
Then, in the defensive zone, there
must bi men with stonewall qualities
pltiN weight and quickness- Alopr mi
v. ho play on the ball, the most Ira
portanl part of tin.i WONDER FIVE.
Schooled lii handling ibe nail, tin
VVONDEtt FIVE gets set for the tip
off. Signals ilayh and the game is
on. The lightning combination play,
that follows tiie Up or when the ball
:s thrown from out of bounds piles up
1 find that different teams through
out the country employ dlfieicnt styles
In putting thi.- purich into tiieir pys-
tema The long pass Ol t!i short paS
the bounce or the dribble, is pulled
with individual cleverness,
lul I I Rl VI sm l i s.
tJo north into Wisconsin and you'll
find the short j ars being used.
Through Illinois mid Lndians Mm have
the lout; p.i-s lii iilo and. lo :he
Oast I fiml thej build around ihe in
dividual with his drlbple, while I .i Ho
localities where the officiating in lax
the Mock ami defon: ivo play predom-j
In. Hf. i
In football we have clever open field
runnel x. Po on the basket court
I her.- arc the floor men playing on
the ball- They dribble cJUsverly, but,
it takes a smait pice of defensive
play to stop these ape.-d iiien
-1 I c N M1S1N I i
Also on the gridiron the open field
TO HAVE M
Organization of Middle West
Cities Urged by Former
OMAHA, N. b., Uec 12 lJlans will
be put under way early this week for
the formation of a ii tennis ass la
tlon including nildwefl cities, by Guy
Williams, president of the Sebraaka
Tennis association Onial-.a. K n.
City. Ies Moines. Sioux City and Min
neapolis will probably income mem
bers of the proposed body.
Such an association was recom
mended by Samuel Hardy, captain of
the American tennis team, While In
Omaha last October', It Is understood
that the other towns In the propose !
association favor the plan and will
give thei;- nld In making It one of
ihe larcest In the wesv.
The tentative plans a. I for inter
city matches. At the end of the sched
ule the team having the largest num
ber of victories will become possessors
oi a large trophy cup for a year,
in laN- August or early September
.. i. urn i niei;- will li held in ur.i of
H.O( PAT J B
tackle Is appreciated. So It is in the
niisket game, The guard who smashes
on the ball (h0 the infmi Is a most
valuable eog on the defensive.
s in ail other -ports the glory goes
to tiie player who scores, sometimes
this honor is misplaced, It seems to
me. The man who makes an assist is
deserving of credit
In baseball a player Is credited with
an assist for making a good stop or
CM IMI .l IRDS
It seems to me that the basket-bi II
player should be given isi..ts the same
way for his helping in the play that
eventually leads '.o scoring. A guard
could be (flven u credit for a wood In-
TROEH LEADS ALL
FOR 1.920 SEASON
NEW YORK; DC 1-. With an av
i era go of .9751". Frank Troeh. amateur
' apShooter of Vancouver. Wa-.h .
i lc nis all other shooters of the season
i on registered targets, the American
j Trapshooting association announced
today. Troch broke 86C0 of 88S0 tar-
PfCd Harlow of Newark. Ohio was
placed second with .:7 11 and Mark
Arie of Champaign, III.; winner or
. the Olympic world's championship at
Antwerp, tied for third place with C.
a Ouhnlng of Lbngifrent. Colo Their
average was . vos i.
Guy Svard, Easl Alton, 111., led Hi
professionals with an average of .97'.'J.
Troeh led the Held in 1 91 s and Arle
0FFEH RECORD PRICE
FOR BASEBALL STARS
CHiCAoo. Dec: 13. Conferences
between officials of the New York and
Cincinnati National baseball clubs have
i led to persistant reports of u. offer
; bjl the Giants of $1 50.000 and a
i catcher for the "pick of thc Red
if-am." I'oush or Groh. both former
.Giants, were among the "picks" said
I to have been mentioned.
terception or block of the ball! fol-
lowed bj a pass that can be handled.
I'tgures prove thai thc team getting
the greater number of bunket shots
I generally wins. In baseball there en
ters in the hitting luck of the game.
Basket shooters should be content if
they hit the rim. When they are
tossing the ball lhat close to the loop
some of 1 be shots ore going to count.
IOM. v M I
j 'ii Huh WONDER PIVE there Is .1
place tpl the long shooter. Take a
I team that h.-'s five xood shooters on
the floor and they are an almost cer
Italn high-scoring machine.
Probably In an average college
g Line one oul of every four shots are
si ored from beyond th- seven-yard
j in Some teams rejy on slipping
the ball Into the basket al 1 los. range,
iplaylng the batik hoard from the side.
Their average Is probably one oul of
I two within the five-yard radius.
I oi LOW I P THROW
Then again there is the slum-bang,
hit-dr-mlSB shooter. The nearest com
pi r 1 son 1 can think of for this Is the
patter in the hit-and-run play in base
ball in basketball they call him ihc
I follOW-up shooter. Every team needs
a player of this tpe. nis playing
is always- a threat.
Many g game is won on this driv
ing up method of attack. A long shoot-
Cl can be hurried, a close shot can be
smeared, but the' follow-up scoring
play cannot be checked.
The rules of Ihc game call for opeu
pi aj with much scoring. However.
in some districts the spectator de
Imands a rough affair.
But the BONDER FIVE loes not
! play rough. It plays smoothly, clean
(cut and with power. The CpgS have
1 mastered the sidestep, t lie pivot, the
I feint and the spin Greatest of all.
it.s members lMAV THE BALL AND
N IT THK MAN
1 92 1 Championships May Be
Staged "Over There."
English golf writers are waxing
w him, and not a little indignant oyer
the possibility of ihe establishment of
'international matches between Kng-',
land and Aniertei each summer. One,
I writer In "London Field" recently de
Cl ii' ii the proposition was nothing
more than the giant gooseberry of
,'golfs- silly season, and that the mat
ter -hould not be entertained unless,
1 (here was some assurance, or near as-'
suranco of complete success of the;
The chief objection to the match in j
I England Is that amateur golfers are)
certain Co find appointment to the ln-
ternational team a monumental ex-'
hpense, in return for which there would
be nothing but glory of tho hollow
This same writer also embraces the
occasion to flail American goiters for;
their love of the competition s:do of
ithe ancient and honorable game. He
English players have always been
more deeply Interested In the social;
I side of the game. j
Ucjcien A. A. to Have hast
Team in Field During
The Initial basketball practice of the
season lor the Ogden Athletic associa
tion hoopstess will be held at the Utah
school for the deaf. Tuesday evening
.it s O'clocki according to Information
given out today by officials of the 01
ganlxatlotl More than thirty candi
dates are expected to report for the
first pracl Ice.
Malcolm Watson. Weber Normal
college mentor, will coach the A. A.
aggregation and will also hold down
one of the guard positions. Homer
Cuu" Warner, former ogden High
school star, and one of thc beal for
wards ever developed In the state, will 1
be one or the stars represented under,
the A A. colors.
WHkensOh, Bel nap, Schade, Twitch-1
eii. Sffohr, Crookston, Clark, Bagleyj
.md others are expected to report for
t he Initial workout.
The first game of the seasdn for the
locals win be played on tip- evening
of December .in with the fas I Billings
I'.ooster club 01 Killings. Mont. The;
r.iiiings aggregation won the title of
tha northwest lait ear In the inde-
I'. iuJ. nt . Ias. r.:lling.s has oin- of the;
, best oiled machines in that section
again thix season and will meet the
Aggies, Utah and other teams on thi ir1
trip Into rtah.
Games have been arranged with the
Aggies, ivith the L'nlverslty of Utah,
the t "tn h A. A , B. v. U., and othct :
teams for coming season. , trip for1
Gin local stars into Idaho and Wyo
ming is- also bein: planned.
Ten men will he carried on the
squad during the season, the captain
of the team to he named by these men
after they are Selected by Malcolm
Watson. Hoop stars In Ogden who arei
desirous 'of trying for a position on
this team should get in Immediate
touch wiih Coach Watson.
Games with Weber Normal. Ogden
High and other high schools of the
state will also be arranged during the;
ason. The Lehl American Legion I
Iqulnl Is seeking a contest with the!
locals us well as the Brigham Citv A.
O, " "I
NEW RULES FOR J
NATIONAL GAME I
Constitution Changes to Be
Made by Members of Two
N EW YiRK. Dec. 13. Baseball
l.aders today were enthusiastic over Bfl
the airreenieni reachul here hy repn -Sentatlves
of the major and minor
leagues, changing thc constitution of
tip national game. The proposals
n:rc d upon it , meeting marked by
harmony must be accepted by plenary
ri Bfllons of the leagues involved be
fore they heeum-. the law governing
the sport. Thc belief prevailed gen
erally that ratification is merely a
ma iter of form
The National league probably will
act upon the agreement al Its annual
meeting hen tomorrow. The Ameri
Can bague will pass judgment in Chi-
11 Iday The Natl 1 At so
. 1 uion of Minor Le is" will bold 1
Hi to Dike action.
The draft question Is the only im
porlanl question upon which there is
not unanimous opinion. The smaller
organizations may settle this as they
l!i at their Chicago session.
ON CARD FOR N, Y.
NEJM YKK. Iec. 13. Two world's
championship matches wrestling ami
boxing are on the card for New York
sport enthusiasts on consecutive nights
this week. Tonight Joe Steelier, of
JJodgc. N b . will defend his heavy
weight catch -as -catch-can title against
Ed "Strangler" LoTt-is. of San Jose,
Cal and tomorrow nlht Jack Demp
champion heavyweight boxer, will
fact Hill Brennan, of Chicago. In a
fifteen round match at Madison Hl
Square garden. The fighters virtual!) sH
Thi contest between Stechi c
hi 1... 1 1., , finish ,., .1 IHrJ'
A firs) class show costs but three
And movies fifty cents
Hut rincsldo seats still set you
From five to ten yea gents.
They've even cut the price of
Why overcoats cost less
Yet If you crave the boxing sport
You nay it back, wc guess.
A lot of boxers Seem to have for
gotten that it IS the dear public that
supports boxine .nod not the fighters.
l-'romoters have to pay such high
guarantees to ring actors that they
are forced to keep Ihe prices up above
the "man In the street's " head.
- - o
Of course there are always those
who will register a kick when they
have to cough up u day's pay to sec
a boxing card, hut when it takes
most of the week's salary, why that's
too much even for the wid and rabid
The high scab owes much of its
boom to Tea Rlckard's Garden Club!
in New Y'ork, where he encourages I
the ring adtors to expect small for-1
tunes for their services
But even dear old New York cus
tomers a. beginning to feel the pinch
and ask a revision of the tariff down-,
Matchmakers outside the bin town!
are having a lot of trouble in Kt-
ting showmen because they argue
like this: "Well, we can go down to1
New York ami Kt more if you don't
want us al Poduwk."
Many of the boxers, who today
won t ko on for less than a tempta
tion Of $10.l00. were glad to get
bookings few years ago for a tenth
if that amount. Thej even used to
fijrht on the percentage basis in the I
lone, long ago. But not now.
Some of the prima donnas taki an I
invoice of the crowd before they go
and if it doesn't look big enough
to make their unreasonable guaran
tee safe they refuse to furnish, the
N" oil isemenl tods costs I
n much as boxing, for throe' dollars
you can sit on the front row at most jH
any theatre The same expenditure
for a fight ticket will put you in
the roost up near the roof. H
They may need a "Judee Landis"
hi boxing one of these da - li-1 H I
Unless the fighters cet hep to
themselves the small fellows who H
voted for thc boxing bills and who
amount of freight lo see their favor- ppH
tea perform, may mark their bal- V
lots the other way next time, H
HUNDREDS OF HUNTERS
AID IN SUNDAY HUNT
111.. Dec. 13. Nearlv a tsssB
thousand hunters participated lit a liH
bum at Boston Chapel, near here pH
Sunday. :n effort to exterminate H
k of wolves that recently have kill- LH
'I cattle and sheep valued at $1 L
The end of the hunt proved to be a fcssV
battle of wits between the huntsmen LjsjH
the wolves, In which the wolves psjH
won out. the hunters bagging noth- pH
Ing but a lone Jack rabbit. pH
NEW OPPONENTS FOR
PITTSBURG. Dee. 13. Two pp
new opponents, 4he University of Ne- IQII
hraska and the University of Cincin- nkH
nati, an on the University of Pitts- :
burg football sch dule for next fall p
t was announced here today by Karl WfiW
is. graduate manager. -VH
scheduling ol the UniVersit; ..( JR
Nebraska for a game here November sHeQ
" followed the severing of relations ppH
Georgis Tech. pV
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