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Jim Rice of Columbia university, the rowing coach, sculled professionally
with Gaudaur and Hanlan; Jim Ten Eyck of Syracuse, the dean of the coaches
of this country, was one of the best professional scullers of his weight in the
world. Ben Wallis, the University of California instructor, stroked a Yale crew
in his college days; Hoyle, successor to the late Courtney at Cornell, did a lot
of rowing in his younger days in Philadelphia and Joe Wright of Pennsylvania,
sculled and rowed a sweep for years with the Argonaut R. C. of Canada. Dick
Glendon of the navy also did a lot of sculling in his boyhood on the Charles riv
er, Boston.
St Took Jim Barnes, the Champion
Golfer, Twenty Years to Correct
His Errors.
Jim Barnes says that It has taken
«iim twenty years to find out and cor
rect his faults on the golf links.
He has been through one of the
Jim Barnes.
longest gantlet trials to finally arrive
at the top that any athlete ever under
Twenty years is a long time. That
is a third of the ordinary man's life.
If he had quit trying ten years ago
and said to himself. “I guess I wasn’t
born to be a champion,” he never
would have been.
So don’t be discouraged. Think of
Jim. The first twenty years are the
Yale Daily News Makes Vigorous At
tack Editorially on Capitaliza
tion of Sport.
Professional football has been vlg-
>usly attacked editorially by the
Tale Daily News, which says that the
capitalization of footbait' training is
an evil to be stamped upon. The stu
• dent editor says that football and or
ganized brutality might easily become
synonymous, and that while the rec
ognition of clean sport and fair play
have kept the game on a gentleman’s
standard there Is no such stimulus for
fair play'-In the commercial game, in
which the lowering of standards is
The News adds: “The growth of
professional football has not, fortu
nately. been rapid. Most college men
recognize the risk of its degeneration
and refuse to take it up. The excep
tions that go Into the football business
are rewarded by the loss of respect of
their college.’
t ?
\ Fans See Football Games t
t Unofficial figures show that *
* the Yale football team played J
9 to 311,000 persons in nine games #
! last fall, the largest attendances J
* being: Princeton. 80,000; West »
* t Point. 70,000; Harvard. 55.000; J
* and Brown, 40.000. Yale’s gross J
* receipts will amount to S3OO,- \
*ooo. ;
9 £
O'Rourke's Handicap.
Too bad Shortstop Frankie
□’Rourke, of the Washington club,
has a weak throwing arm, otherwise
he fills the bill. A poor arm keeps
him from completing many a double
Columbia Retains O'Neill.
Frank J. (Buck) O’Neill Columbia
university football coach, has been re
etgaged for another year. Walter
Kopp'.sch. BufCalo, N. Y_ right balf
- . I" •< 1 een elected captain of the
Harvard plays Yale at hockey Feb
ruary 11 at Boston.
• * •
Morris itath, former major league
infielder, has retired.
• • •
Direct C. Burnett. 2:01*4, has been
sold to British racing interests.
• • *
What is termed a “poor man’s golf
club” has been launched on Long
• • •
Yale and Oxford rifle teams shoot
a cable match March 8, in rapid-fire
• • •
With Its new and powerful tele
scope Yale may see a winning football
score next year.
• • •
Approximately 800 men are regis
tered in boxing classes at the Univer
sity of California.
Bowdoin college is the intercol
legiate champion of Maine in basebail,
football and track.
• • •
William Healy, right guard on the
Holy Cross football team, is captain
of the team for 1922.
• * •
The cups make a notable addition
to the prizes annually awarded tn the
interest of clean athletic competition
at Cornell.
• * •
Skiing, snow shoeing and skating
have been added to the required recre
ational activities for freshmen at Dart
mouth college.
• • •
Dartmouth’s first wrestling meet will
be with West Virginia February 27 .
at Morgantown. The season ends with
a Harvard meet.
• • •
Lafayette college seems to have sat- ,
Isfled the press of the East that the
players under suspicion on the Lafay- I
ette eleven are in perfectly good stand- i
ing. Professionalism was the charge.
• • •
The opening game on the University 1
of Chicago football schedule next fall
will be with the University of Georgia
from Athens. Ga„ on Stagg field Octo
ber 7.
* • •
Walter Hammond, infielder of the
Pittsfield club of the Eastern league,
who has been bought by the Cleveland
Americans, led the circuit in batting
last season, with an average of .351
for 151 games.
• • •
Philadelphia has granted the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania athletic au
thorities permission to arcade the
streets around Franklin field that they
may add eight row of sears to the
stands on three sides.
• e *
Lloyd Smith, first baseman. has been
purchased from the Charlotte club
of the Virginia league by the Joplin
Western league club.
• • •
Judge Kenneth L. Nash of Quincy,
former Brown university basebail cap
tain and former major league player,
has been reappointed to coach the
Tufts college nine for the 1922 season.
• • •
Tommy Meyers, halfback, will be
captain of Fordham’s football team.
He is tventy-one years old and is a
leading student in the school of ac
: countants.
George Mogridge has less stuff than
I most of the Amer:, n league south-
I paws, yet Is one of the most effec
tive. He can think.
• • •
Thomas Meyers, half back, has been
elected captain of the Fordham uni
versity football team.
• • •
Bill Killifer will hold his position
; as manager of the Chicago Cuts, ac-
I cording to William L. Veeck, presi
. dent.
> National League Uses
J 215 Balls Every Day $
* a
* Thirty-three thousand, one t
t, hundred and ninety-two base- J
* balls were used in the National *
a league last season. President ,
J Heydler reported at the annual *
a meeting. ,
J Many of the spheres were J
* used, of course, in practice, but a
t figured on a basis of 154 sched- J
* uled contests, the circuit clubs a
a used something like 215 balls J
* each day of the season. *
Football Has Been Growing by
Leaps and Bounds.
No Man in This Progressive Age Can
See Enough Players and Games
to Warrant the Selection of
Eleven Best Men.
There was a time when football ex
perts took a hard look at the Har
vard-Yale-Princeton lineup and then
went home with the feeling that they
were well qualified to pick their All
American teams. No other games
mattered, no other players figured. All
America on the gridiron in those days
—nota generation ago—was bounded
by Cambridge, Massachusetts; New
Haven, Connecticut, and Princeton.
New Jersey. So far as football was
concerned. State College, Pennsyl
vania ; Danville, Kentucky; Berkeley,
California, and Atlanta, Georgia, might
just as well have been trading posts
in the Hudson Bay territory.
When Waiter Camp originated the
All America idea in 1888 he named
five men from Princeton, three from
Yale and three from Harvard, and
called it a fine season’s work. In 1890
a Pennsylvania man crept into the
list; in 1894 Cornell gained repre
sentation on the All America. When
in 1897 Hirschberger of Chicago and
in 1898 Seneca of the Carlisle Indians
won places in the all-star combina
tion there was a great ado. Football
was growing by leaps and bounds, the
experts proclaimed.
It did grow by leaps and bounds.
It has kept growing by leaps and
bounds, and it promises to keep on
growing in just that way. Progress
in the East has made it a difficult
task to select an All East eleven.
Remarkable headway in the South
and on the Pacific coast has made
the All America team an impossibility.
With the Middle West and the South
scoring over the best in the East, with
the Pacific coast winning over the
best in the Middle West, with the
Missouri valley grown to great foot
ball stature and the Southwest clamor-
ing for recognition too, no man. even in
this age of airplanes, can in a single
season see enough games and enough
players to warrant his naming an All
America team. Were he able to see,
he cnuld not crowd his stars into an
The All America eleven has gone
the way bare knuckles and London
prize ring rules went in pugilism,
the way of the trim clipper and
transatlantic schooner races. The
glamour of romance begins to grow
about the All Americans of the old
days. Another generation and they
will be legendary.
Bert Niehoff, capuun and second
baseman of the Los Angeles club of
the Pacific Coast league and former
major leaguer, has been signed to
manage the Mobile club of the South
ern association next season.
Princeton and Yale Not Satisfied With
Arrangement With Harvard—
Want Rotation.
Princeton and Yale favor a change
in the football schedule with Har
vard. The present scheme, which has
been in vogue for some time, brings
Harvard and Princeton together first,
then Princeton and Yale, and finally
Yale and Harvard. This gives Harvard
a two weeks’ rest between games,
while Yale and Princeton play on suc
cessive Saturdays. Princeton and
Yale contend there should be a rota
tion of the schedule each year.
Beaumont Gets Harry Strong.
Harry Strong, first baseman of the
Rockford Three-I league club, has
been obtained by Beaumont. Texas
Joe Dunn to Manage Joplin.
Joe Dunn, for three seasons manage!
of Bloomington, in the Three-I league.
has acceded terms as nastger ol
Joplin in <e Western league f,r 192?
—--s-v-i' •
»BALL of twine, hidden
away on the inside of a
great harvesting machine,
is certainly an inconspic
uous thing. Few would
realize, who are not
themselves makers or
users of agricultural ma
chinery, that on the uni
form size and tensile
strength of that twine depends the
smooth operation of the harvester, and
hence, ultimately, in a great degree,
the bread supply of the world. The
binding attachment, added to the reap-,
er, transformed it into a “harvester"
in the fullest sense, and the humble
twine, which superseded wire in the
binding of grain, may be said to be the
crowning adjunct of that greatest of
labor-saving inventions, the harvester,
as it is known today.
If no harvesting machines were i
manufactured for a whole year the I
fanning community would, undoubted- ’
ly, be put to some inconvenience, but
would manage to get along with no
serious ’oss. On the other hand, if
the supply of twine for one harvest ;
were suddenly cut off. it would mean
not simply a national, but an inter
national calamity, as it would be im
possible to secure help enough to gath
er the crops.
Chicago, the world’s center for ag
ricultural machinery, has very natur
ally become the world's greatest pro
ducer of binder twine. Here are lo
cated the two largest binder twine fac
tories in the world, having a maximum
capacity of 110.000 tons a year. A few
additional figures will serve to visual
ize this vast capacity. It takes ap
proximately two feet of binder twine
to bind the average-sized bundle of
grain, and the harvester averages 750
bound bundles to the acre. There are
500 feet of binder twine to a pound.
Reducing Chicago’s potential 110.000
tons to pounds, we get 220 million
pounds, which would bind 55 million
bundles, help to harvest 73 mil Mon
acres of grain, or girdle the globe 833
The bulk of the binder twine manu
factured in Chicago is made from the
fiber of a plant known as sisal, a na
tive of Mexico. Of this Yucatan yields
the largest crop, supplemented by
some from Java and East Africa. Ma
nila hemp fiber from our own Philip
pine Islands is also used here for the
purpose. It makes a twine which av
erages more feet to the pound than
does the sisal, but is more expensive
and not produced in sufficient quanti
ties to supply the world’s needs.
It is to the tropical region of Yucatan,
then, that we must turn our mental
vision to see the very beginning—from
the ground up—of the greater part of
standard binder twine industry. The
sisal plant, or henequen as it is known
in Yucatan, looks something like a
century plant, with a low core, and
stiff pulpy leaves standing up around
it, considerably higher than a man’s
head when it reaches maturity, which
takes about seven years.
A plant yields from 12 to 20 leaves
which the wives cut with sickle
shaped knives from the mature plants,
and such is the climate that they can
continue cutting all the year round.
The leaves average a little less than
two pounds in- weight. Usually from
3 to 3% per cent of marketable fiber,
or about one ounce, is secured from an
average leaf, making an average of
perhaps one pound from each plant, or
one thousand pounds per acre. This
Is the result of a year’s operations.
Each leaf is handled individually. It
is first cut from the plant, then the
spines are removed .rom the edge of
the leaf, then the leaves are packed in
bundles of about 50 and carried to the
nearest tramway. From there they are
conveyed to the cleaning plant, which
is centrally located on each plantation,
and then are run through a decorticat
ing machine. This machine, as its
name implies, takes off the hard cor
tex of the leaves, and reveals inside a
pulpy substance through which runs
“I’ll just about have to fill up that
there old well one of these times,”
grumbled Gap Johnson of Rumpus
Ridge. “The children are everlasting
ly threatening to tumble into it 'Most
every time the presiding elder comes
to dinner he goes rambling about af
terwards and acting like he was going
to fall in. An’ whenever there’s a ped
dler around after he’s gone I have to
go out to see whether he’s navigated
Mending China.
Fluke white, ordinary oil paint, will !
mend china. Be sure that there is no
dust on the china. Then put a little
flake white on one broken piece and
hold it tightly against the other. Then
put the broken dish aside for ten days
or two weeks while the flake white
The <*omposer Rossini’s eccentricity
rook the form of laziness. He com
posed much of his music in bed.
rhe all-important fiber from which
twine is made.
The fiber which comes from the
decorticator is carried into the drying
yards and is spread on galvanized wire
where it dries and bleaches in the sun.
After this it is gathered and taken
into the warehouse where it is pressed
into bales in the same form in which
it finally reaches the mills. From
Yucatan the bales are conveyed by
boat across the Gulf of Mexico to New
Orleans. Mobile, or some port in Texas.
From these points it Is transshipped
up the Mississippi river to Cairo, at
the southern tip of Illinois, but comes
into Chicago aboard of railway trains.
The trains bearing the sisal fiber
bales unload directly in the factory, at
the rate of 800 to 900 bales a day, or
more, and we see great heaps of these
fiber plants piled up In the storage
room. They are taken, as reeded, to
the opening department, where men
Split them up and release the closely
packed fiber, mixing together various
grades of hemp to be put through a
“spreading machine” to further pre
pare it. After inspection, sorting and
spreading, the fiber is put into big box
trucks and trundled away to be pre
pared for spinning Into twine.
As the best twine is made of a ming
ling of coarse with thin fiber, each
man has four bales to work from,
graded to give the desired thickness
and texture. On the first machine em
ployed. a combing machine, there is a
scale and as the fiber passes through
it, at intervals a bell rings indicat
ing a certain weight per foot for that
particular lot of fiber. The appropri
ateness of the name “combing ma
chine” in connection with the fiber is
apparent to the eye of the most un
initiated. The long ribbons of fiber as
they pass into the machine look like
nothing so much as hair. Long, lux
uriant, it is coarse hair, with a slight
wave in it, due to the compression of
the bales. The difference between
combing fiber for twine and combing
erne’s head is that In addition to sep
arating it Into parallel lines and
straightening out tangles, the fiber
combing machine pulls it out to a
greater length.
This pulling or drawing out of the
fiber is accomplished by combing it
with revolving cylinders, armed with
teeth. Some of the cylinders revolve
faster than others, so that the layers
which they pull will necessarily be
pulled out farther than the first ones,
and the whole mass of fiber will be
off down the road or fell in the welL
It wouldn’t matter so much if they’d
either go ahead and fall in or let It
alone, one or tuther. It’s the devilish
uncertainty that keeps me all—yaw’w
w-wm! stirred up”—Kansas City
Ants and men are the only things
that fight by means of armies. We can
excuse the ants —they have never
been told to love one another. —Ex-
We have received a letter from a
friend who says that he wrought great
scorn a visiting New Yorker’s breast
by telling him that Boylston street is
the Fifth avenue of Boston. It was
as bad as if a New Yorker should
have the nerve to tell a visiting Bos
tonian that Fifth avenue is the Boyls
ton street of New York.
You know the story of the Boston
woman who passed to her reward. Be-
in Bed.
■' ' ■
But Mankind!
thinner and longer than when it went
into the machine.
The action of the next two machines
through which the fiber passes is still
further to break up the fiber into
smaller and smaller ribbons until at
last each ribbon begins to look quite
slender, as it runs out of the machine
into revolving cans. These slender rib
bons are called “slivers” by the work
The spinning room is a wonderful
sight, with its long rows of spindles,
two at a machine, working horizontal
ly, but controlled by belts from above.
As the fiber, or “sliver,” in parallel
rows, races into the spinning machines,
it is caught between two little V
shaped nippers, corresponding to the
tips of the fingers of a band engaged
in spinning the old-fashioned way. The
peculiarity of these nippers is that they
can be adjusted to give just enough
twist to the twine and no more. If
by any chance they are worked at
too a great tension, they will put too
many twists to the foot, and forever
after that twine will “kink” which we
all know Is a bad thing in twine or
A kink in a piece of binding twine
may cause the farmer to stop in the
middle of his field, get down, and try
to adjust the great harvester, when,
after all, it is really the fault of that
little piece of twine. Hence, although
there are from 1,600 to 1,800 spindles
making twine in the factories of which
we speak, it is necessary to tag every
bobbin of spun twine as it comes from
the spindles so as to make It possible
to locate the source of any defect that
may be found.
Having been spun, the twine is
drawn off from the spindles on big
machines, not unlike in general shape
the bobbins on a sewing machine. Each
bobbin is weighed and then a whole
truckload of bobbins is taken to a
baling room. Here many young wom
en are at work, each placing a bobbin
on a steel rod of a machine, and wrap
ping one end of the twine around an
other steel rod beneath It. Then a
busy apparatus called the "flyer” pro
ceeds to wrap the twine around this
latter steel rod faster than the eye
ran follow, until, like magic, the ball
of twine begins to make its appear
ance, getting larger and more square
shouldered every second. When it
reaches the right weight —five pounds
or eight pounds as the case may be —
suddenly the machine stops of its own
accord, and the task is accomplished.
Device Saves Lives of Birds.
Any one who has watched a moth
circling round a candle will have no
ticed that the intensity of the fascina
tion does not prevent the moth from
coming at intervals to rest on the rim
of the candlestick. In the same way
naturalists have discovered that if
perches are fixed around the Lighthouse
beacon a little below the strongest
beams the birds will use them as rest
ing places. In Holland these perches
are now employed with gratifying suc
ing of Boston, there was, of course,
but one place for her to go, and there
she went. At a later period her spirit
appeared to a bereaved relative, who
asked her how she liked heaven.
“Oh,” she said, “it's all right, but
it isn’t Boston.” —Boston Herald.
A School of Fire.
Miss Clara Fish has been hired *o
teach tiie Hook school the coming year.
“Ignorance should a-bait in that
reigiiherhood.” comments a shameless
punster. —Boston TixrscripL
Nujol makes you regu
lar as clockwork.
Without forcing or irri
tating, Nujol softens the
food waste. The many
tiny muscles in the
intestines can then re
move it regularly. Ab
solutely harmless-try it.
TH II r 2-
ModeTn Methad
of TrtoMi oa OU
Small Ruth Wanted to Be Quite Sure
About Her Proprietorship of
That Apple Pie.
There was never any haste at Aunt
Dorothea’s table; consequently Ruth,
the youngest' of all die nieces and
nephews who gathered at Hunting
Hill in the summer, had learned what
to expect. Everything was served by
Aunt Dorothea herself, and age had
strict precedence.
There came a day. however, when
Ruth, returning to the family dining
room after a season spent in her room
with a sore throat, found at her place
a little delectable apple pie, so small
that it seemed as if it must be meant
for her alone. Nevertheless, she de
termined to be cautious.
“Am I —” she looked anxiously to
ward the head of the fable, where sat
her awe-inspiring relative —“am I to
be aunty for this pie, or is it all mine
Aunt Dorothea?” —Wayside Tales.
There is only one medicine that really
stands out pre-eminent as a medicine for
curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root stands the
highest for the reason that it has proven
to be just the remedy- needed m thousands
upon thousands of distressing cases.
Swamp-Root makes friends quickly be
cause its mild and immediate effect is soon
realized in most cases. It is a gentle,
heaiing vegetable compound.
Start treatment at once. Sold at all
drug stores in bottles of two sizes, medi
um and large.
However, if you wish first to test thia
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer 4 Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper.—Advertisement.
At the Author's Club.
Brown —Smith’s new novel. “The
Horrors of Wedlock,” has made him
a fortune, hasn’t it? It’s the season’s
Jones —Yes. he claims he's made
enough out of it to get married on.—
Cuticura Comforts Baby’s Skin
When red, rough and itching, by hot
baths of Cuticura Soap and touches of
Cuticura Ointment. Also make use
now and then of that exquisitely scented
dusting powder, Caticura Talcum, one
of the indispensable Cuticura Toilet
By Telephone.
GeraMine —I’m so glad to hear your
Gerald —Thank you, dear.
Geraldine —1 mean at this distance.
—New York Sun.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIL, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoris
Applied Advice.
“I see young Richieigh has given
his limousine to a well-known actress.”
“I suppose that is his idea of hitch
ing one’s wagon to a star.” —Boston
C«le*a Carbollialve QatekJy Relieve*
and heads burning, itcmng and tortunn*
skin diseases. It instantly stops the pain
at bums. Heals without scars. 30c and 60c.
Ask your druorist, or send 30c to The J.
W. Cole Co.. Rockford. 111., for a pack-
“Why did he five up leading the
simple life?” “He found it too com
Hero is Some Good Advice for
Every Woman
Minneapolis, Minn.—“ Dr. Pierce’s
Favorite Prescription is an excel
lent tonic for a woman to take dur
ing expectant motherhood. I took
it and was in far better health and
much stronger than I ever had been
during any of my previous ex
pectant periods. Both of my ‘Fa
vorite-Prescription’ babies were ex
tremely healthy and I recovered my
strength very quickly afterward. I
think so well of the ‘Prescription’
that I would take it again should I
need it, for it has given me so much
comfort.” Mrs. Walter Milner,
2112 Milwaukee Ave.
All druggists. Tablets or liquid.
Write Dr. Pierce, Pres. Invalids’
Hotel in Buffalo, N. Y., for free
medical advice or send 10c for trial
pkg. tableu.

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