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OARSMEN RESENT "STANDARD STROKE" MOVE SOME PEOPLE JUST CAN'T HELP ABUSING A PERFECTLY GOOD DISH PILKINGTON'S PLAN ROUSES IRE OF BRINE SLASHERS Local Rowing Men Fail to See the Justice of Forcing Courtney Stroke Generally The suggestion advanced by President James Pilkington of the National Association of American Oarsmen, that the whole country adopt the Court - •icy stroke" in rowing does not meet with the approval of local rowing officials or active oarsmen. The suggestion of the eastern official was published in yesterday's Call. Among other things, he proposes that Charles E. Courtney, coach at Cornell university, be made the general supervising coach and that Courtney appoint assistants the coun try over. The local association is not affiliated at present with the National association,. but it is quite possible that before many moons such an af filiation will be made. The approach of the Panama-Pacific exposition will mean the possibility of holding the American national rowing champion ships on these waters, and unless the local association 13 affiliated with the *ast it will be Impossible to brine: :hese national championships here. Should the locals affiliate with the New York governing body it is a cer tainty that the proposition made by the "astern president will n»t find favor with the local followers of brine slash ing. The whole proposition is consid pred "dictatorial" by the local men, and they declare that they will not for a minute agree to adopt any particular stroke or have an;/ such methods forced on them against their will. While it is admitted that the east ern Idea is for "best and best" boats only and not applicable to barges such as are used on local waters, yet there is always the possibility of the local •lubs adopting the shells for rowing it almost any time, and under these circumstances there seems a deep rooted antipathy here against adopting the Idea of the Courtney stroke. At the present time barges are the only boats used by the clubs, the university crews of the coast being the only organiza tions that use the shells. The Court ney stroke never could be used with success in the barges, rowing in these boats being more of a short, sharp, jerky nature—an altogether different style than is necessary for shell row ing:. V. C. CAPTAIN IN EAST Captain Eaton of the University of ■ "alifornia crew is at present in the east, and during the last few weeks he has.been making a study of the Court methods. While it Is quite pos sible that the blue and* gold captain will adopt certain parts of the Court ney stroke—or perhaps the stroke in loto—it Is hardly likely that Califor nia or any other organization would wish to have this stroke forced on them md compelled to adopt It if they did not see fit. Courtney has made a success of his stroke. That Is admitted on all sides; but the local men question whether his etyle of rowing is any better than say the strokes of Wray of Yale, Pace of Columbia or Ten Eyck or Ward, or some of the other first class eastern •oaches. Local men are of the opin ion that the Courtney stroke coached by any one else but Courtney would not be a success. The stroke could be brought to a certain stage of profici ency, but the real perfection of the. method could only be brought o ! :t by • 'ourtney himself. \<;\l\sT X MKORM STROKi: It is considered in local circli r would be a hard matter to adopt a "uniform stroke' , tho country over. While European nations row a (stroke that H practically uniform, Bach a .iniform stroke would have to bo idopted by the oarsmen of this country .■>>• degrees. A uniform stroke has advantages, but then again there are many strokes differing Blight!? ,Rom the regulation strokes that have proved better time and again than the pnjsed methods of mwinp. CoartnejT stroke la recognized as a fast. stroke ami one of the best for rowing, but it will not do to try to •'oree this stroke on unwilling oars men. Ed Lynch, president of the local as tion. does not favor the idea. "If at any time the Pacific Associa tion of Amateur Oarsmen does affiliate KTfth the national association," said Lynch last evening, "it is hardly likely that wo will aisrrr'f to have any par i< iilac kind of stroke forced on us as ;. condition of joining the association T realize th.it we do not row shells it) our association, but if the time ever ■ umps when we do adopt them we want a hand to row whatever methods rt-ft feel lik- . Personally I would not favor the suggestion of the eastern latfon, and I hardly think the roast rowing clubs would agree to such ■ proposal." '•POP , ' BELL AGAINST IT "Pop" B*ll, "father of the i owing game on the cxuuH" ajui present secre tary of the coast association, also was opposed to the eastern suggestion. "The Alameda Rowing club," Fair! Bell last night, 'is affiliated with the national association, and if any such suggestions are officially received from the east I am sure the Alameda men will oppose adopting the Courtney stroke. Kach club has a right to Its own independent ideas of rowing. It has a right to adopt and use whatever stroke it wishes. We are always will ing to learn out here and always open to argument. If we are shown wherein the Courtney stroke is such a superloi style that it should be made a national stroke, then we shall be willing to con sider the matter, but we are not in fa vor of having this or any other stroke shoved down our throats." Joe Lewis of the Ariel club, com menting last night on the dispatch in The Call, said: "I do not approve of the idea at all. The Courtney stroke might be the best stroke in the world, but I doubt if any other coach than Courtney could gex the same results out of his ideas. The Cornell man knows his stroke down to the ground and has made a success of it, but that does not mean that the country at large should be asked to ac cept this method just on that fact. I am sure all local clubs affiliated witn the national association will oppose the suggestion made by President Pilking ton." VARIED STROKES ADD ZEST Bray Thorning, prominent member of the local association and manager of the champion Alameda crew that won the championship of the mid-Pacific at Honolulu last year, said: "I dont' think any individual or or ganization ehould try to dictate what stroke should be used nationally. I an. of the opinion that th* , various strokes help to make the competition keener. The Alameda stroke, to our way of thinking, is the most success ful barge stroke ever used, but that is no reason why we should ask the clubs of the coast to adopt our methods of rowing. I am not in favor of the eastern suggestion from any point of view." Ed Scully of the South End Rowing club and the P. A. A. O. had the fol lowing to say: "The clubs of the Pacific Association of Amateur Oarsmen have Ideas of their own on what strokes suit our re quirements best, and under no consid eration would I be in favor of the adoption of the eastern idea. Any club throughout the country should be given its right and privilege of adopt ing whatever stroke suits the condi tions the best." J. S. Phillips, president elect of the Dolphin Rowing club, said: "I don't think the National Rowing association could or should attempt to force an unwilling horse to water. If they try to force the coast clubs to their way of thinking I am afraid that we all will be disfranchised on this const. The Courtney stroke for club rowing on the Pacific coast is impos sible, it never would suit the condi tions umicr which we row on local -kvat<!■-.. i further think it will be an impossibility to bring about the adop tion of a uniform stroke throughout the '.-ountry.' . Handball Tournament Is Full of Class The opening games of the T. M. C. A. doubles handball tournament last night brought out some good exhibi tions of the game. The surprise of the « ontest was the poor showing of Short and Murphy, who have been play ing good ball in practice. Oehlroan and Hansen and Jorgensen and Delflne were the teams that showed to best advantage in the opening games last night. The results were as follows: Oeblman and Hansen defeated Sbort and Mur fby. 21--13, "1 —2t>. an<l IMfine defeated B!unb»rc and Riebfttl. 21—17. 21—9. Tenuunt and McVey defeated Knotturr and Swene. 21—7. 21—11. McCarthy and Mettnau defeated Euros and Shea, 21—15, 21—IS. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1913. TRACK AND FIELD OUTLOOK AT FARM Stanford Opens Today With Likely Lot of Material Ready to Work WILLIAM UNMACK From present indication track and field prospects at Stanford arc good for the coming , season. The doors of the big university down at Palo Alto swing open today for the second semester and with a majority of last year's team bark, considerable , strengthened by the addition of many cracker jack fresh - men, it looks as If Dad Moulton and Captain Campbell would put a strong team out for the big meet with Cali fornia in April. Th<* new comers at Stanford Include many that have shown ability in prep schools, and if they are able to do as well fn varsity company they will be a big acquisition to the cardinal forces. Moulton will get busy with the track squad right away and should develop some high class performers during: the coming season. The Stanford student body is busy trying to figure out whether George Horine, worifi's record holder in the high jump, will be back this semester. The Jumper is a man of mystery. He is now employed in a local sporting goods house, and it is hardly likely that he will give up his position. There Is. nevertheless, an air of indecision about Horine, and it would not cause much surprise if he did decide to re turn to the dear old campus. ALTERNATIVE JUMPERS Should Horine not return, Dad Moul ton will depend for the high jump on Argabrite and Finney. The latter tied lust year for third place in this event with Hill of California, No freshmen proficient at the high jump are known to have registered yet. The mile event will see Fletcher back in harness once more. He won this race for Stanford last year, defeating Wood of California in a hard race and setting a new California-Stanford rec ord of 4 minutes, 28 2-5 seconds for the distance. Murray, who took third honors, is also back at the farm. The freshman material includes a man with a rep from Fortland, in W!ls>on, who has a great record in northwestern high school circles. Another man who will strengthen the distance brigade is a junior named Cox. He has never com peted for the cardinal, but has* been showing up well since he came out a few months ago. Branner, Price and Dodge, all two-milers, are also back. WITH THE SPRINTERS The sprinters will be headed by Cap tain Campbell, as good a quarter miler as he is a sprinter. He took second to Todd of California In the quarter last year. McKeen, who played a prominent part In the sprints of 1911 but was in eligible last year, is once more able to enter the dashes. Brown, the veteran who took third place In the 220 last year, will be another strong man in the dashes. A freshman with a rep as a sprinter is young Needham, the former Ban Jose high boy, who made a big name for himself in the Academic league meets a couple of seasons ago. Besides Campbell, the quarter mile will be well taken care of with Robb and Gard. both of whom competed last April. Wallace, another good quarter miler, has not returned yet and his movements are unknown. A big addi tion to the quarter and half mile out fit will be Mickie McClure, a sopho more, who was ineligible last season. Bonnett, winner of last year's half mil* , , is back and with McClure will make a great team for this event. SURE OF McCLCRE The fact that McClure Is eligible for the coming season Is giving the Stan ford men great confidence, as he is looked on as competent to give the best man at California a big argument. He is fast over both the quarter and the half mile and probably will run in both. The hurdles will not have one of last year's veterans for the coming year unless Captain Coleman decides to run the low barriers. Gene Kern will not register after this semester and Smith will not be eligible. Moulton has a better looking lot of freshmen hurdlers to start tho season with than he has had for years past. This baby outfit is led by young Whitted, who created a sensation last year by establishing a new world's intcrscholastic record of 15 2-5 for the high sticks and the same afternoon running the low hurdles in 25 2-5. Besides this man, Norton and Murray, two freshies registering from Palo Alto high, are worthy of mention, both having high class records. Urban, I formerly of Mountain View high, is an Copjrrixhu 1»12. by R. U Goldber*. Snodgrass Has Ride in the Black Maria (By r*vleral Wireless) LOS ANf ELES, Jan. 6.—Fred Snodgrais, vrho dropped the fly in the championship Merles, dropped his air of confidence last nigrht for a period. He was ar rested at the door of his friend. Art Sbafer, also some note In the baseball ivorld. Shafer is the man of "perfumed notes ,, fame. When he jroes ont vralklng he looks so young? and say he has to take the «lo|irs along; to keep the r.tlh avray. Last night be had an rncnKcmcnt with one of the fair ones and save his key **in? to Snodgrass and told him to (to to bis home nnd fret a rain coat he bad borrowed from the famous fielder, chafer's sisters heard Snodgrass trying to gret into the house and phoned the police. They arrived promptly and Snodgras* had a ride in the patrol wasrtm notwithstanding his protestatlcvns of his probity. It tva* neoesnary to send for Sbafer to e*e<*t the release of his friend. other hurdler who will be heard and Templeton is another, though he ■ was ineligible last year. The hammer and weight event will be the weakest point of the Stanford otufit, none of last year's men having returned and no new material having shown up. In the broad jump Don Dawson, a sophomore, and Argabrtte will both be on deck. The pole vault will have Miller and Stevens, two point winners, back in the game. Miller tied for first- place with Vail last year, while Stevens tied with several others for the other place. 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Miller, head of the local syndicate that Is building the California yacht to race the Shamrock 1n 1915, yesterday received word from Captain Thomas Fleming Day of New- York that he had promised Sir Thomas Lipton to sail the Shamrock from Eng land to San Francisco to participate in< the great race. Day Is the editor of the well known yachting: magazine. The Rudder, and is one of the best known yachtsmen in the east. He is an experienced skip per and devotes his attention to ocean sailing nearly all the time. He is the man who sailed the 2'> foot yawl Pea Bird across the Atlantic in 1911. and last year he again brought himself into fame by taking the 35 foot motor boat Detroit across the big drink. Both these trips at the time were classed as "foolhardy," but the old skipper got away with them. Miller yesterday said that everything was going along satisfactorily for the building of the local yacht to race Llpton. 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