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CALL'S DOUBLE PAGE OF SPORTS BOB M'ALLISTER OPENS UP A STRONG FAVORITE OVER HUSKY SAILOR BOY Olympic Club's Polished Boxer Is Installed a i 10 to 7 Choice Because of His Class, but r the Admirers of Petroskey Look for Their Man to Rush Big Bob Right Off His Feet WILLIAM J. SLATTERY Bob McAllister is going to be just as strong a favorite over Sailor Tetposkey this time as he was when they hooked up last month. The odds opened yesterday at 10 to 8 on the clubman, but before the shadows of evening made their appearance, they had dropped a point. This shows how well thought of the polished Olmpian is, despite the fact that he will meet a rough and tumble fighter who is game to the core and who has never been knocked down. Just as soon as the price fell a peg there was a rush of sailor money, which suggested that some of Uncle Sam's sailors and marines must have been paid oft lately. Petroskey is their idol and they risk their bankrolls on him every time lie starts. It mat- ters not with them who his opponent may be. They all look alike to the boy« who are lined up to right for the flag. If public sentiment is a criterion, McAllister figures to win. pulled up. But it is hard to go by the odds. Past history tells us this. Favorite after favorite has been bowled over here and in many other cities during the last few years, yet they always come back and play the favorite. Once they get a notion in their heads it la hard to dislodge It. 0 The great following of Olympians Is responsible for the odds which are being laid on McAllister. He does not figure more than a point in front of his opponent when it comes down to the cold blooded dope. The sailor rushed him off his feet a month ago and barely missed a few wallops j which would have brought the battle | to a sudden and a sensational end ing. McAllister lacks itvi h There was a diversity of opinion, : too, after that memorable mixup. Some of the fans even went so far , as to say that lanky Bob was for- | tunate in getting a draw. These per sons held that the tar, being the ag- : gressor. was entitled to the shade. : He certainly set the pace and he cer- j tainly made McAllister cover up and seek shelter time after time, espe- ! daily near the finish. McAllister has yet to prove that he? can deliver a stinging punch. All of j those which he has landed in the j past have been mere taps. They don't do much damage to his oppon ent, but they are successful enough to bewilder him for the time being and thus allow Bob to keep away. And apparently he is satisfied to re main out of danger and take a chance on winning his victory on points. Theoretically, it should be easy for the winged O idol to keep his dis tance and block the rushes of the J able bodied seaman, but in reality he is going to have a very tough Job to contend with, for Petroskey Is dan gerous and vicious and his wild swings are liable to land -any time. This is the way they shape up and this is how the fans should dope them out. McAllister haR the skill and Petroskey has the punch and the aggressive spirit. The result of the battle will determine which of the qualities count. GOOD MIGHT PALZER What a fine spectacle of a white hope Al Palzer 1s today. Only a few months ago they were touting him ; as the only one of the bunch who I really possessed a fair amount of i class. And only a couple of months ago he was supposed to go on with Jack Johnson. There must be some thing wrong with the game when such a line of chatter is being passed around. Any time that Frank Moran puts an ©pponent to sleep, said opponent ap parently Is lacking in every element j of class, which a regular fighter should possess. Moran loomed up as one of the prize bloomers that this city ever had been Introduced to and the showing he made against Gun boat Smith last winter apparently disgusted the local patrons with the heavy weight game. The chances are that they will en deavor to shoot Moran to the front by virtue of that win over Palzer, and they may get away with it where he is not known. But never around here. Frank's number is hung up ln many quarters of San Francisco. He made a very fast getaway after hia last stand here and it is not likely he will return for any more of the gaff. Palzer never has shown In San Franciaco, but according to the latest he either stalled his way to the front or else he was lucky in getting by with poor Al Kaufman. He failed to do a single thing worth while ln the meantime, but that old fox of the fighting game, Tom O'Rourke, kept him before the public always and he made every effort count ln the long run. f.RIFFI V TO GO XOHTH Jim Griffin, the local referee who has been chosen to officiate at the championship match between 'Willie Ritchie and Freddie Welsh ln Van couver on September 20, expects to leave for the north Immediately after the McAMlster-Petroskey battle. Jim wants a few days ln which to look the field over and get acquainted with the sports on the other side of the border. "It's going to be a hard flght to referee," says the fiery haired Judge of affairs pugilistic. "Both men are wonderful boxers, and, to my way of thinking, the battle will be a mighty close one if it goes the limit. I know that tbe sympathy will be with the Britisher because he is fighting on British soil. This is what makes the Job even harder than it ought to be." They have not been shooting out much news from the scene of action for several days. In fact, all has been quiet since Willie asked for and was granted that additional $1,000 cut. Perhaps this so upset the Ca nadian promoters that they have been laying low and recuperating ln the meantime. That experience waa something new for them. The local betting has not as yet opened up, but it looks as though Ritchie will rule at about 10 to 7. He Is the champion and is naturally entitled to the call. He also pos sesses the punch, which entitles him to the edge. FIGHTERS READY TO ANSWER GONG Ten Pairs of Four Round ers Will Entertain Fans at Pavilion Tonight The fanß will gather at the Pavil ; lon ring this evening to look the four j rounder* over in the regular weekly . fighting carnival. Twenty of these. lads have been signed up to step I around and every class save the heavy weight is represented. They would | have had the heavies on thg bill. too. but for the fact that interest ln this ' class seems to be on the wane. The most formidable of the t9 glad iators on the bill are Wl'lle Meehan and Roy Kenny, the middle weights. • Meehan is known to all the sports i around this section, while Kenny hails from Chicago, and he brings with him an enviable record as a slugger and la boxer. He is starting out as a four I rounder, but he hopes to be aN« t,o I fight his way Into the 20 round class. Kenny has picked out a live oppo nent In Meehan. The former news- | boy Is regarded as one of the most I formidable IU pounders on the coast. None of them haa been able to do much with him. not even Bob McAl lister. He fought the winged "O" Idol off his feet ln a 10 round mlxup, and I although he lost the decision, he was foil of fight at the finish. Kid Expoeito of Seattle hopes to put Willie Robinson out of the way and thus eatabllsh himself on a solid basis with the local fans. Robinson ] Is a good lightweight, one of the best j in this city, in fact. He knows the game of boxing thoroughly, and his j boosters look for him to block the j mad rushes of Exposito and thereby gain the verdict. Little Eddie Miller, regarded as the j king of the four round bantams, will, try to uphold his reputation when . he meets clever Maurice Flynn of : 'Chicago. These boys are not much lat the knockout game, but they are j : whirlwind boxers and lightning fasti •on their feet. It Is possible that the I winner will shortly be matched to. Igo on with Eddie Campi, who is here i looking for trouble. Tom Nickola, the former soldier. Will take on another of his class, ; Billy Griffith of Chicago. They are i ■evenly matched in height and weight j and will enter the ring at 160 pounds. ; Nickola Is a good, plodding tighter, but they say that Griffith is going to ] pull a big surprise on him. Dick Kendall, the Idol of Butcher- j town, is going to try to get even on i Willie Capelli. who hung up a four ; round decision on him last month. These feather weights gave a great exhibition that evening and Kendall , fought a game fight, but Capelli's i cleverness was too much for him. The other bouts are as follows: , George Engle vs. Tom Stevens, light- j weights; Sam Slavich vs. Sailor Wil-, son, middle weights; Tommy Ryan ! vs. Joe Connolly, feather weights; : Tom Daley vs. Bob Smith, light- I weights; Tommy Murphy vs. Kid Me-] Illehenny, feather weights. FRESHMEN LAND IN SOPH MORGUE Victory Crowns Efforts of Stanford Sophs in Annual Rope Tying Contest STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Sept. 6.— Victory crowned the efforts of the sophomores in the annual rope tying contest held on the turf of the foot ball field yesterday afternoon before 2,000 spectators. Twenty-five minutes after the ref eree's starting gun 1 had been fired every one of the 230 odd freshmen had been laced up, hands and feet, and carried into the soph morgue. The Infant classmen put up a game scrap. They outnumbered the second year men about 30, but the familiarity of the sophs with each other was too much for the struggling "frosh." This Is the second win for the 1916 class, as they tied up the sppha last year, thereby hanging up a record not equaled by previous classes. Yesterday's rush marka the culmi nation of several days' hard clashes between the two under classes. HARTFORD WINS PENNANT HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 5. — The local club has won the 1913 pennant in the Eastern league, victory being made certain by the double defeat suffered by the Hartford club yester day to the New London aggregation. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1913 It's the Same Old Story After the Knockout Famous Tennis Players Reach San Francisco MAURICE E. McLOUGHLIN, champion tennis player of the world, accompanied by William Johnston, the other San Francisco boy who made the name of California famous on the eastern tennis courts arrived this morning. The lads tried to slip in modestly, but their friends refused to allow this. A large delegation of local and transbay tennis fans were there to greet the noted quartet, which was kept busy for some time shaking hands and receiving congratulations. The boys had little to say regarding their great work, but all admitted that they never felt better than when they sniffed the fog on San Francisco bay, and gazed upon the old ferry tower in the distance. Strachan, Griffin and Johnston will take part in the singles for the state championships on the Claremont courts, beginning tomor row, while McLoughlin probably will play in the doubles with Wickham Havens of Oakland. BARBARIANS GIVE MEMBER BANQUET Bid Farewell to William Pickering and Celebrate Santa Cruz Victory The Barbarians (Britfeh Empire) club brought off a double event yes terday by celebrating their recent victory at Santa Cruz In a series of games with Surf Beach, at water soc cer, and by blading farewell to Wil liam Pickering, the center forward of the water soccer team and a direc tor of the club. "Pick," as Pickering is popularly known among the -members, leaves California In a few days to introduce to his friends and relatives in Eng land the charming California girl whom he" has made his wife since he came to the state, four years ago. Congratulatory speeches on the success of the club in the water soc cer league, and particularly on the splendid victory at Santa Cruz, which won for the club a handsome cup,, were made, and cordial wishes for an enjoyable trip in the old country were unanimously extended to Mr. and Mrs. Pickering. The president of the club, C. Y. Williamson, presided at the gather ing, which was held at Negro'a s;ife, and ln the course of a short speech complimented Pickering on his clever work at center forward during the water soccer season, and hoped that he would return from England ln time for opening games next season. "Pick," he said, "has shown the spirit which tends toward the success of any club. He»has always put all his energy into the game and shown the sporting spirit essential to vlo. tory. He pays his victory to Eng land with the best wishes of all the members of the Barbarians club, of which he has been a worthy support In every branch of its ."-porting ac tivities, and there is not a member who will not be anxious to extend to him the cordial mit on his return to California." Pickering, in his response, said he would be proud to introduce his wit*, to his English friends, but would re turn in time for the games next sea son. Edgar Pomeroy, acting commis sioner of the club, congratulated the captain, H. A. Sands, on leading the club to victory on so many occasiona during the aeason, and referred to the good fortune of the water soccer team In discovering Frank Shaw, English international water soccer player, who recently arrived from the old country. F. A. Browne, W. Dyke, D. C. Hind. It. R. Muir, F. J. Merriman and F. Lofey also extended best wishes to Pickering. AEOLIAN YACHT RACE The Aeolian Yacht club of Alameda will hold its first annual race Sunday for the Commodore Jones trophy. The course begins at Surf Beach and takes in various points between there and the Howard street wharf, San Fran cisco, ending at the starting point PORTOLA CARNIVAL WORTHY PROJECT Stanford's Veteran Athletic Trainer Declares It Duty of Californians to Help STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Sept. 5. Recording to "Dad" Moulton, Stan ford's veteran ath'.etic trainer, Stan ford will send a strong track team fro compete in the Portola athletic games. "It is the duty of every capable athlete ln California to take part in the Portola athletic carnival." "Dad" declares. "Stanford will most assur edly send a large team to the meet. A typical California celebration such as the Portola should be supported by every Californlan. Stanford track men will start light training at once for both track and field events. "Stanford's strength on the track this year is an unsettled problem as yet. Some of the new material looks good, but we can't tell for sure what they will be able to do until we see them ln action. "Of course, we have lost several excellent performers of last year's team, but I think we can replace most of them. Dawson, our record holder in the broad jump, will not be back. Argabrlte, in the broad and high jumps; Dodge, the two miler; Miller, in the pole vault; Needham and Robb, in the quarter, and McNalr, ln the sprints, will not be back. "I am greatly pleased with the se lection of Paul McKee as captain of the team. Stanford has certainly been fortunate in having such men as Campbell, last year's captain, and McKee to lead the Stanford track men. "We expect great things from Wil son, who broke the California-Stan ford record in the mile last year. Hoy Needham, ln the 100. is another run ner who should be right in front this year." Among the track athletes entering Stanford for the first time this fall are two sprinters from Oregon, Grant and Adams, who have excellent rec ords. Adams has a record of a frac tion over 22 seconds in the furlong, while Grant is a 10 1-6 seconds man in the century. It is expected that Grant will sign up for Rugby this fall, which will keep him out of the fall meets. Owing to the Portola athletic car nival. It Is probable that "Dad" Moul ton will devote his entire time to conditioning the track men, and leave Harry Maloney in full charge of the Rugby footballers. The fall track rally and sign up will be held in Encina club room next Tuesday evening, when all can didates for fall training will be ex pected to sign the roll. HYI.AND TO MEET CROSS BUTTE, Mont.. Sept. 5.— Cross, the New York lightweight, and "Fighting Dick" Hyland of S& n Fran cisco have been matched to meet here during the flrat week ln October in a 12 round bout Football Campaign Opens at Stanford In Monster Rally STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Sept. 5. I With an enrollment of more than i 200 candidates for the varsity and j freshman teams at the conclusion of j the football rally held tn Enclna club- j room last evening, the first gun was i > fired in the 1913 football campaign. Five speakers shot pep into the j i rally, which was the largest In point ;of attendance ever held at Stanford, j j They were Prof. Frank Angell, chair- j ! man of the faculty committee on ath- ! |letlcs; Trainers "Dad" Moulton and: Harry Maloney,, Advisory Coach j George J. Presley, Field Coach Floyd ; Brown and Captain J. H. Thoburn. j "This season Is the most important | one since I have been connected with Stanford," said Coach Presley. "Stanford football prestige depends on what you fellows do this year. In 1903 Stanford began a series of vie- The San Francisco Call The most enterprising and progressive newspaper on the Pacific Coast, will give absolutely free a Five Acre Solano Irrigated Farm to some newsboy. Every boy selling 20 or more Calls daily will have fair opportunity to own this valu able farm. Come on, boys! If you are not already* selling The Call, start at once. This is opportunity number 2. Don't miss it. 13 m\w' 'j* i?i !ij ■" > *'vtßfiH WtjtWtßl BIMBcitI ■ 3^M^ ° Dr o( Irrigation & l&Zr— H nitr> >«* of Worm. Tories, which waa followed by a sue-' cession of defeats, which Is often the case after a winning streak. This year we have the players from last year's second team, which, to my mind, was one of "the strongest sec ond teams ever seen at Stanford. To back them up we have the best con ditioners of men to be found any where and a coach who by his work and ability embodies everything in the. Stanford spirit. We have got to win this year." After the talks the candidates signed up. Presley and Brown j worked over the list of candidates j last night before Presley returned to San Francisqio. Football suits and shoes were given out this afternoon at the training quarter?. The first practice will be held tomorrow afternoon. It will con sist of light setting up exercises and running around the field. IN EXHIBITION GAMES KANSAS riTV. Mo., Sept. s.—The Cincinnati Nationals will play exhi bition games with the local American association team here October 2 and 3. Y. M. C. A. Athletes Form Association About 50 athletically inclined mem- ! bers of the Young Men':; Christian association last night organized the Association Athletic club and elected W. Quinn, captain. The formation of the new club is expected to bring the association to the. front in local athletics. The new club will enter athletes in ali forms of athletic events in the future meets of the Pacific associa tion. In the past the association has only been able to enter men in a few of the cross country and long distance races. A second meeting of the new club will be held next Tuesday night, at which time rules and bylaws will be adopted and officers elected for the first year's work. At this meeting Captain Quinn will outline the activi ties of the club and the men will be started in training with indoor work in their respective specialties. Leo Frank Moran Invites Gunboat to Battle NEW TOHK, Sept. s.—Frank Moran, who scqred a clean knockout over Al Palzer Wednesday night, today made overtures to Gunboat Smith, the lead ing "white hope," for a bout early in October. Several clubs here are bidding for the match, which promises to be one of the most important heavy weight scraps in several years. LIMXG I F FOB BKASOiI ST. LOUIS. Sept. 5.—-Coach Dennis of St. Louis university Issued a call for candidates for the university foot ball squad to meet here September 15. He has promised to take the early arrivals to a training camp in the Ozark mountains. LORE AND MrFARLAND NEW YORK. Sept. s.—Johnny Lo4| of the west side and Paokey Hommp. the east "side lightweight, will battie |in a 10 round bout Saturday night.