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ENTERED IN SIX-DAY BATTLE 4 Notable Achievements of Bike Stars Who Will Start in Long Grind. U. S. WELL REPRESENTED Ex-Champions and Record holders Galore Will Measure * Skill in the “Garden.” Of the thirty-four cyclists who will battle in the six-day race at Madison Square Garden, New York, next week, fourteen claim America as their birthplace. One lone rider, Martin Ryan, nicknamed "Grassy," Is a native of Newark. There are three Germans, two Tasmanians, two Danes, seven Australians, three Frenchmen, one Italian, one Scot and one Swede. There are record holders and former champione ga lore. Tho statistios of the riders, with their birthplace, records and no table achievements follow: IIIll and Ryan. FRED HILL—Born at Watertown, Mass., February 6, 1889. Won Brus sels six-day race In 1912 with Root; won Berlin six-day race in 1918 with Clark; won small six-day race and twenty-four-race at Buffalo with Dro bach and Clark, respectively. MARTIN RYAN—Born at Newark, N. J., November 11, 1888. Appel liana and Pnckebnsclt. WILLY APPELHANS—Born Os terode, Germany. February 16, 1886. HERMAN PACKEBUSCH—Born a< Stendel, Germany, March 10, 1885 IlopsKy and Keelf. JOE KOPSKY—Born at New York City, November 4, 1884. Holds Amer ican amateur 100-mlle road record Of 8:26:27:06. FRED KEEFE—Born at Cleveland, Tasmania, September 4, 1886. Holds American unpaced records of 25 miles, 1:10:00 3-5; 60 miles, 2:24:00 3-5; 75 miles, 3:44:00; 100 miles, 5:02:00. Fin ished recent Boston six-day race; won a girl and lost her. Anderson nnd Hansen. NORMAN ANDERSON—Born Rt Odense, Denmnrk, December 27, 1870. - Champion of Denmark 1902 to 1906. NORMAN HANSEN—Born at Cop enhagen, Denmark, December 27, 1890. Amateur champion of Denmark in I#U. I.awrenee and Mngln, PERCY LAWRENCE—Born at Denver, Colo., September 19, 1887. American amateur champion In 1909. Holds sixth-mile record of 20 4-5: three-fourths mile unpaced record of 1:23 3-5; one-half mile unpaced of 53 1-5; all amateur marks. JAKE MAG IN-Born at Philadel phia, June 12, 1887. Lives in Irving ton. Goullet and Fogler, ALFRED GOULLET — Born at Sippsland, Victoria, Australia, April t, 1891. Won Sydney and Melbourne ilx-day races In 1912 with Hehlr; won Paris six-day race in January with Fogler; Western champion in 1912. Holds three-mile handicap record of 5:49 2-6; two-third mile unpaced of :11 1-5; three-quarter-mile unpaced, 1:24 1-5: one mile unpaced, 1:61; one pile competition, 1:47 3-5. JOE FOGLER—Born at New York fity. March 17, 1885. Won six-day race in New York in 1905. 1906, 1911 and •912; won Paris six-day race with Soullet; won Boston race with Law Ion. Pye nnd Walker. ERNEST PYE—Rom at Swan Hill, llctoria, Australia, April 21, 1880. I’on A. and A. wheel rare in Auv rnlia in 1902; holds unpaoed records fir two miles of 4:01 3-5 and three piles in 6:091-5. .1. GORDON WALKER—Born at Melbourne, Australia, February 2, 1885. Halstead nnd Drobneh, ALFRED HALSTEAD—Born at Sacramento, Cal., November 16, 1884. Holds road record from Pretoria to lohannesburg, South Africa, of 2:13:30, listance 120 miles. PETER DROBACH—Born at Gran lenz, Germany, November 23, 1890. R'on small six-day race In Buffalo vlth Fred Hill. Itrowo nnd Verri. MAURICE BROCCO—Born at Fis nes, France, January 28, 1885. Trouble maker for other riders In six-day faces. FRANCESCO VERRI—Born at want your beer to have plenty of body, yet not be unpleasantly strong. You want enjoyable flavor, but no after-taste. DRINK Hauck's and you realize what real excellence in beer means. So rich in nat ural goodness, it must keep you well and HEARTY We employ the choicest hops and barley-malt and take painstaking care to brew it and age it till the c 11 m a x of perfection is , reached. WHEN you feel grouchy or below par, just open a bottle of Hauck’s. YOU will feel better and work bet ter. Sound health is largely a matter of what you eat and DRINK And a healthy appetite is a w o n d erful in fluence on men tal activity. Don’t order Just "beer;" order HAUCK’S and you will get the beet beer browed. From your dealer, or from the brewers direct (Call Market 633) i ' y— FACTS ABOUT THE RACE First Madison Square Contest— j 1891. Seven individual and thirteen j team races have been held in that building. Greatest Mileage Covered—2,737.1 | miles in 1908. Record Holders—MacFarland and j Moran. Four-time Winners—Eddie Root j and Joe Fogler. Three-time Winner—Walter Rutt. j Two-time Winners—Joclcle Clara, Bobby Walthour, Jimmy Moran and Floyd MacFarland. Most Number of Teams to Start —Nineteen in 1902. Most Number of Teams to Finish —Eleven in 1903. Oldest Rider in Coming Race— Norman Anderson, age forty-three; ! born December 27, 1870. Youngest Rider in Coming Race— 1 Lloyd Thomas, age 22, born May 8, 1891. Average Age of Rldere—About twenty-six year*. Mantova, Italy, June 11, 1885. Won world's amateur sprint championship in 1906 at Geneva, Switzerland; won amateur Grand Prize of Parts 1906; amateur championship of Italy in 1906 and Italian professional cham l>lc ;> 1907 to 1912. Clark and Hehlr. •PHUS JOHN CLARK—Born at - . mperdown, Victoria, Australia, March 2, 1886. Won Australia Wheel Race in 1904, six-day race with Rutt in 1909 and with Fogler in 191L Won Berlin six-day race this year with Hill. Holds half-mile record (compe tition) of 61 1-6; unpaced mark of S3 seconds for the third-mile and 3:381-6 for two-mile competition. PADDY O’SULLIVAN HEHIR— Born at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, January 23, 1889. Won 1912 Sidney and Melbourne six-day races with Goullet. Starred on the "Gasoline Circuit” last winter. Holds unpacod mark for one-third mile in 37 3-5 and two-third-mile competition in 1:141-6. Moran and Grendn. JAMES FRANCIS MORAN—Born at Chelsea, Mass., March 28, 1880. Won last amateur championship under the L. A. W. In 1899. Won New York six-day races with McFarland In 1908 and with Root in 1910. Is Joint holder of record for six-day of 2,337.1 miles. Won Berlin six-day race with Mac Farland in 1909. Holder of a number of American paced records. ALFRED GRENDA — Born at Georges River, Eastern Tasmania, September 15, 1889, Second to Kra mer in world’s championship in 1912 and present holder of twenty-flve-mllo American championship. Carmen and Cameron. CLARENCE CARMEN—Born at Jamaica, L. I., April 24, 1891. Second to Wiley in 1912 paced championship. GEORGE CAMERON — Born at Glasgow, Scotland, August 17, 1883. Said to be the greatest "train” dis patcher in the game, and there have been "some” train dispatchers. Perelilcot and Breton. ANDRE PERCIIICOT—Born at Bayonne, France, August 9, 1889. French champion in 1912. Champion of Europe 1913. Third 1912 world’s championship. LUCIEN MAZAN (Petit Breton)— Born at Plessls, France, October 18, 1882. Won 24-hour Bol d’Or tandem race; three-time winner of "Tour de France.” Walthonr and Colllna, BOBBY WALTHOUR — Born at Walthourville, Ga., January 1, 1878. World's paced champion 1904-1906; American paced champion 1902 and 1903; two-time winner of New York six-day race, 1901 and 1903; holds many American and world's paced records. ELMER COLLINS—Born at Lynn, Mass., December 4, 1882. American paced champion 1909, 1910 and 1911. J. Bedell and Corry. JOHN BEDELL—Born at Baldwin, Long Island, Decemher 13, 1880. Holds ten-mile record of 20:04 3-6. FRANK CORRY—Born nt Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, Novem ber 9, 1889. Won Australia Wheel Race in 1910. Won six-day race in Sydney with McNamara In 1913. Mitten anil Thoinaa. WORTH MITTEN—Born at Dav enport, la., January 10, 1884. His chief claim to fame is that he has ridden in thirty-one six-day races. LLOYD THOMAS—Born at San Francisco, Cal., May 8, 1891. Root anil McNamara. EDWARD F. ROOT—Born at Stockholm, Sweden, September 12, 1883. Won New Y'ork six-day race in 1904, 1905, 1906 and 1910. REOOIE McNAMARA—Born at Grenfell, New South Wales, Austra lia, November 7, 1888. Won Sydney six-day-race with Corry. Yale Elects Talbott Captain of JVext Year’s Football Team NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 3.—Nel son Strobridge Talbott of Dayton, O., was elected captain of the Yale foot ball eleven for next year. Others who had been mentioned for the honor were Carter, the end; McLeish, who was substitute end and substitute halfback, and Wilson, the quarter back. The last named was most se riously considered, but because he was a sophomore—and there Is a sentiment against Junior captains at Yale—many of the academic votes went to Tal bott, who will be a senior in the Shef field Scientific School next year. Tal bott is taking the engineering course, which is four years. He is the first Sheffield Scientific School man to be captain since Frank Rafferty in the fall of 1903. Talbott has been regular tackle on the team for the past two years, and has been chosen on many All-Ameri ca teams this year. He is very popu lar and a member of the Cloister Club and Book and Snake. He would have played on the freshman team two years ago had not Director Chittenden put the whole class on probation for the Sheff freshman riot. Talbott is twenty-one years old, weighs 189 pounds and Is six feet tall. He prepared at Hotchkiss School at Lakeville. He will have to build up a new line next year. Of the regular members of the team the only line men to re turn are Talbott, left tackle, and Car ter, right end. Avery, Ketcham, Marting, Pendleton and Warren, all graduate. Brann, a substitute end, should be a regular next year, but the remainder of the line will have to be built up anew. In the back field the only loss is Dunn. Ainsworth, who is a Sheff man, has given notice to the faculty that he is a four year student and will be back next year. Wilson, the quarterback, and Guernsey, the full back, return for two more years. Knowles has another year. Pumpelly, who was unable to play at all this year, Ehould return and be a star next year. So Yale starts with an excellent back field and no line at all. Australian Rider and Wife Who Will Supervise His Camp at Garden -. rJACXIE CLARK:. CYCZIYT lJZES JACKIE QZAEZ. mm . - - — ■ i .— -—* WEBER PIUM $ Triple Victory Makes Winners Second in Essex Alley Owners^League. As a result of Its triple victory over tho Kraemer team last night tho Weber quintet Jumped Into second place In the Esssex County Alley Owners’ League. The winners, rolling on their home drives, were in con sistent form throughout, and turned In a trio of totals well over the 900 mark. Trensch was high for the vic tors with counts of 220 and 221, fol lowed by Weber, Elsey and Dremel, who tallied respective scores of 220, 219 and 211. Qrlnstead was high for Kraemer with 211, while H. Vllle rolled 208. Chatham Now Lending. Chatham bowlers, by their triple win over South Orange pinners on the Chatham alleys last night are show ing the way In the Morris and Essex Bowling League with a record of ten victories and two defeats. The Maple wood Field Club, at home, took two games out of three from the Tapkaow Club, of Morristown. Maplewod Is In second place, Tapkaow Is third and South Orange last. Athletic Bowling League. Inaugural matches In the Athletic Bowling League will be rolled to night, all of the teams on the big cir cuit getting In action. The teams are billed to meet as follows: Roseville at Montclair, North End at Jersey City, Columbia at Passaic, East Orange at Elizabeth and New York at Newark Bay. Jewelers’ League Matches. On Weingnrth & Whatton'a alleys, in a Jewelers’ League bowling match, tho Keller & Co. bowlers won three games, the Krementz team was vic torious in two, and the Schmltz Moores were last with one. Ilarr'son, of Keller & Co., was high roller with 220 and 201. Weber, of Schmitz Moore, rolled 219, while Marklln, of Keller & Co., totaled 206. American Howler* He*t. On the White Palace alleys the Americans and the Weingartli & Whatton bowlers captured four and two games, respectively, while the East Enders were retired with no victories to their credit. Each of live members of the Americans rcilc-d above tho two hundred mark, as did Ville and Schmander nnd HausaUng, of Welngarth & Whatton. Other League* anil Tourneys. Plainfield took three games out of three from the Olive Branch team on tho Columbus Club alleys, In tho K. of C. League. The Alloy' Owners' League match scheduled between the Schwartz and Nate teams on tho latter’s alleys last night was indefinitely postponed. The Commercial bowlers took two games out of three from the Newark Fire team. Arrindel of tho Commer cials was the high man with 212. In the Royal Arcanum League the Seth Boyden A defeated the Seth Boyden B, In three games straight. Kuferdorf, of the victors, was high man with 200. On the East End alleys, Juliette, Wagner Colts and Ironhounds each won a game. Miller of the Juliettes, and Wagner, of the Wagnar Colts, were high men. On Eureka alleys, In the Newark Church League, the Fairmount A de feated the Second Presbyterians In three straight games. Kuebler and Holmwood, of tho victor and tan quished respectively, rolled above the two century line. The Metropolitan bowlers took three straight games from the Holy Name team at the Metropolitan a.leys, Montclair. McCambley of the Holy Names and Sigler and Hacknnson of the winners, were tho ones to pass the two hundred mark. titlFstill undecided The Franklin and Hawthorne Senior Public School soccer teams engaged in a scoreless draw battle for the sec ond time In the city championship series, at City Athletic Field yester day afternoon. The deciding game will be played tomorrow afternoon and the winner will be awarded the city title. ROCHESTER PINNERS WIN UTICA, N. Y., Dec. 3.—The New York State Bowling League opened Its season here last night when Uorhes ter defeated Utica two out of three games. The score: Rochester, 1,014, 954, 899—2,867; Utica, 872, 924, 925—2,721. •^Sfl wIACKIJL. CI.AJ3JC.,, C2VJJLIAN. JACKIE CLARK LOOKS FOR EXCEEDINGLY HARD GRIND "Rocket” Figures Six-Day Race Will Be Long Succession of Thrills. BY JACKIE CLARK When I think of the New York six-day race I can see before me a week of very hard work. And I think the race this year will be particularly hard. There are more “bears” in the race this year than ever before since I have been competing in the grind. There are a number of riders -who have ridden in the race before, but who were never figured dangerous that will, I believe, make more trouble this year than some of the veterans. There is Lloyd Thomas, "Grassy” Ryan and Worth Mitten, Who %re showing enough in training to con vince mo that they will be strong fac tors all through the week, and they have got courage enough to carry the fight to the oldtimers. Then there are three new comers who hu ve never competed in the race who will bo there strong, too. I figure Reggie Mc Namara a great six-day rider, and although he did not show to advant age in the recent race at Boston, it will be a different proposition in a continuous race. McNamara never knows when he is tired, and I have visions now of seeing him and Broceo changing off pace in the early morn ing hours, and going at a clip that will have us all humping to hang on. Steady Past Pace Trying. It is that steady, fast pace that is more trying in a six-day race than the "jams.” Little Norman Hansen showed mo enough In the twenty five-milo championship, at tho last meet of the season at the Velodrome this year, to convince me that he is going to be a great six-day rider. The other rider I refer to is Frank Carry. I raced against McNamara and Corry in a continuous race in Australia two years ago, and I know just how good they are. McNamara would have been much better in tho Boston race, but he trained so hard Boxing and Wrestling Bouts Will Be Staged at Smoker Twelve boxing and two wrestling bouts will feature the smoker and en tertainment of the Institute Athletic Club at Institute Hall, 76 New street, on Thursday evening. January 8, 1914. Clean-out fighters and bona-fide mat artists areb eing booked to take part In the bouts. The athletio club.whlch Is now one of the oldest in the city— has had new strength added to It In the shape of a score of younger mem bers, and with youth and experience combined, hopes to make a big show ing in all lines of sport this year. Besides the bouts, two quartets and at least six soloists will provide en tertainment during the evening. Other talent from the Institute Dramatic Club will be on band with several surprises. The committee In charge of the affair consists of George Ochse, chair man; Joseph F. Reilly, secretary; Frank Birmingham, Joseph Moss, John O'Connor, Thomas Knowles, John Madlne. Newark Caledonian Club Conducting Shuffleboard Meets Under the auspices of the Newark Caledonian Club a shuffleboard tour nament has been started. The club Is offering three medals, namely, gold, silver anad bronze, for the competi tors finishing first, second and third, respectively. The tournament is con fined entirely to members of the Calc donin Club. It is an individual handicap affair, and 21 en dsconstitute a game. The winner of each game is credited with one point, and at the end of the series tho three members with the most points win the medals. Four games are played every Thurs day night atMuc Nee's Hall, in Or ange street, this city. for the contest ho woe stale when the race started. He hoe taken it easy since, however, and will be on edge, I figure, about Wednesday of the New York race. Then let all the "bears” look out. Verrl Looks Dangerous. I have never seen a field of riders In better shape for a Now York race. Every one of the thirty-four entrants are in such shape they could start the race today. The foreigners are going great guns, and t'erchlcot, Brocco, Verrl and Petlt-Breton are most certain to go through to the finish, and if they are In at the finish Verrl and Perchlcot will tako some beating In the sprint Verrl looks particularly dangerous to me. He Is game and has got a long sprint and, in addition, he has got a good head, and Is tricky. I would much rather be in front than behind him when that deciding sprint is started. Old Bob Walthour is not to be over looked when picking favorites for this race. The veteran is in shape this year, and when Walthour is right he is a wonderful six-day rider. He showed in the Paris race last year that he still possesses his old speed and stamina, and had he used better judgment in that race ho would have finished second and might possibly have been the winner. He came from seventh position two laps from the finish and raced Into third place. Thinkn He Ilaa Goad Chance. I think that Paddy Hehir and my self have as good a chance as any team in the race to win. Paddy is one of the best six-day riders in tho gifme, in my opinion. He is steady and reliable, and I know that while I am asleep Paddy will hold his own In the field without any trouble. He Is as good as any six-day partner I have ever had with the possible exception of Walter Rutt. The team that we will fear the most Is the Goullet Fogler pair. Goullet Is a great six day rider and he Is in shape to put up a great race. If Fogler is at his best this team must be figured as good as any In the race. This year I am not going to wait for the final sprint In my efforts to win. It is taking too great a chance for any rider, no matter, how superior he might be to the field. The ono best-bet In a six-day race 1» to win by a lap or more, as Rutt and I and Fogler and I have done. The first time Hehir and myself get a good break wo are going to be on our way for a lap, and wo will continue to take advantage of every opportunity until we lap the field. Of course, we may be disappointed, but we will try anyhow. EBBETS, JR, IS NEW Smith and Robinson to Ar range All Player Deals Be tween Newark and Brooklyn. Charles H. Ebhets, Jr., was elected to the presidency of tho Newark In ternational League Club at the an nual meeting held yesterday in the Ordway building. George L. Solomon, who was not present at the meeting, was elected vice-president; Stephen McKeever, secretary; Henry W. Medicus, treasurer, and Lawrence Sutton, business manager. The election of a new board of di rectors, the reading of the financial report for tho fiscal year and other minor matters occupied tho time of tho stockholders for an hour and thirty minutes. Charles H Ebhets, sr., after the meeting, declared that everything was extremely harmonious and announced that George L. Solo mon's absence could probably be ex plained by illness In his family. The financial report is said to have pleased the local stockholders Im mensely and a general feeling of optimism for next year was expressed on every hand. Tho new board of dt MtfJtors is as follows: Stephen W. McKeever, Charles H. Ebbets, Jr., Lawrence Sutton, George L. Solomon and Charles H. Ebbeits, sr., chairman of the hoard. Tho local stockholders present were: John Mc Laren, Gus Wiedonmayer, Charles I’. Schmidt.. Bernard J. York, counsel of tho Brooklyn and Newark Clubs, was also present. The now Tiger president, Charles Ebbets, Jr., is thoroughly versed in baseball. For twelve years he has acted as secretary of the Brooklyn Club and It was Just twenty-two years ago that he began his business education at Brooklyn by selling score cards for his father. The senior Ebbets Is proud of hts offspring. He Is really more experienced In handling the business end of the game than many major league mag nates, and while Ebbets, sr., Is not boasting or bragging, he declares that he Is confident that young Charles will cope successfully with all the difficulties a minor league president has to contend with. Following the meeting the elder Ebbets declared that every effort would be made to keep tho gambling element away from Wledonmayer's Park next season and that they would be dealt with severely If caught. While ho refused to make any statement regarding the profits of the club It *.s declared by other stockholders that the club cleared more than $26,000. Harry Smith's new contract as manager of the Tigers for 1314 was unanimously approved by tho stock holders and Smith was congratulated for leading the team to the champion ship. Ebbets also stated that Harry Smith would have full charge of tho playing end of tho game and that any deals to be engineered would be left to the Tiger field leader and Manager Wilbert Robinson, of tho Brooklyn Club. He wound up by declaring that careful consideration would ho taken before engineering any deals from all angles, and that the Tigers would be well taken care of In tho player line. President Charles H. Ebbets, Jr., has not definitely decided on his Im mediate plans. He Intended to go to Florida for a vacation, but will prob ably defer tho trip until after the International League meeting and the selection of a training camp by Harry Smith. Jerome Nuehaum will con tinue to act as secretary to the presi dent. Burbery Has No Trouble Beating Kenny at Billiards In the twelfth game in the amateur handicap 18.2 balkline billiard tourna ment played last night at Crane's Es sex Billiard Hall, In Broad street, O. W. Burbery, with a handicap of 30 points, defeated A. J. Kenny, whoso handicap was 40 points. Tho final score was: Burbery 200, with high runs of 18, 17, 12, and an averngo of 2 44-63; Kenny, 158, with high runs of 10, 9, 9, and an average of 1 45-63. Burberry played much better bill iards than hla opponent and was never pushed after the first half of the game. SMITH’S CHAMPION TIGERS TO SPEND SIX WEEKS IN THE SUNNY SOUTH A training trip schedule, which In cludes a series ot games with the Brooklyn and Boston National League teams, as well as the Washington Americans, the Atlanta Southern League champions and other strong teams, has been arranged by the management ot the Newark Club. The spring training trip of the Tigers will cover In all six weeks, and the International Leaguers, under Harry Smith's guidance, will leave on Feb ruary 20, earlier than ever before, making the trip South with the Brooklyn team. Manager Harry Smith left today at /-MEET ME AT-v HARBINGER'S Formerly Star Arcade 25 Branford PI. to 142*4 Market St. SOMETHING BRAND NEW Restaurant & Cafe Biggest and Beat-Equipped In Town. Ilensler’a Popular Boer. BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH, 30s A la Carlo Evening*. 31 Years oa Hamburg Place noon for Savannah, where ho will make hi* headquarters between ex cursions to surrounding towns to pick a training camp. The full list of games arranged to date follows: February 20—Leave with the Brook lyn Club. March 19—Newark vs. Boston (N. L.), In Macon. March 20—Newark vs. Boston (N. L.), In Macon. March 21—Newark vs. Brooklyn, In Augusta. March 28—Newark vs. Brooklyn In Augusta. March 24—Atlanta, In Atlanta. March 25—Atlanta, In Atlanta. March 28—Chattanooga, In Chatta nooga. March 27—Newark vs. Brooklyn. In Asheville. March 28—Newark vs. Brooklyn, In Asheville. March 80—Knoxville, In Knoxville. March 81—Richmond, In Richmond. April 1—Washington, In Washing ton. April 2—Washington, In Washing ton. April 8—Washington, In Washing ton. April 5 (Sunday)—Athletics, in Newark. April 12 (Sunday)—Brooklyn In Newark, April 16 — Opening International Iieague championship season with I Rochester. JACKIE CLARK’S FAIR CONSOR BIG FACTOR IN HIS SUCCE BE “SOME” BATTLE Yankee Team Plans to Outwit Australians at Their Owr^Game. NOTES OF THE RIDERS The International pursuit race— Australia vs. America—is not going to be the least Interesting race on the card of sprint races at Madison Square Garden Saturday night. The Yankee team, composed of Jimmy Moran, Joe Fogler and Eddie Root, got together yesterday, and In what! they thought was a secret confer ence planned their line of battle. It la good and entirely new, and the fans might bo let In on It, but that would spoil everything, for the Australians would know the game and trould find a way to prevent the coup. The scheme Is one In which wits rather than superior speed or staying pow ers will count The Australians who will oppose the three Yanks are Alf Goullet, Alf Grenda and Reggie Mc Namara. Can you Imagine any trio of American riders walloping those Australians In a pursuit race In any way except by their heads? * * * Francesco Varrl, the Italian rider, who Is to he one of the four starters In the International sprint match Sat urday night, Is in fine condition. He worked fifteen miles at the Motor drome yesterday afternoon and left the track aa fresh ns when he start ed. There was a big crowd of fans on hand to see the riders work, and many passed the remark that the Italian appeared to he fat. He did look big around the waist line, hut hts trainer, Dave Coburn, had yards of woolen bandages wrapped around him, which gave him the appearance of being corpulent. m Training behind automobiles Is the latest stunt of some of the six-day riders. Goullet has trained for two weeks behind the fast car owned and driven by his good friend Tommy < ’ummings, and the Australian star was never In better shape. Goullet, with his pacemaker, goes over the asphalt roads from South Orange to Elizabeth and back, a distance of thlrty-stx miles, and he averages a speed of far less than two minutes to tlio mile. In those workouts Goullet will average thirty-five miles an hour and will, at times, travel as fast as forty-six miles an hour. • * Jake Magln, Gordon Walker and Mitten ure strong for the automobile for training purposes on tho roads, and each day thoy aro out behind a inachtne. it is a dangerous way to train, but the riders claim tho fast work Is so beneficial they are willing to take a chance. * • Andre Perchlcot, the Frenchman, who will start In the International sprint match Saturday night, and team with Brocco In the six-day race, trains alone on tho roads. The rest of the Europeans aro confining their efforts to the Motordrome. Packe busch was training on the roads, but gave it up when ho broke a chain and had to walk ten miles to get i back to his training quarters at Clark's Hotel. • • Eddie Root Is having his troubles to keep his six-day partner. Reggie McNamara, from training too hard for the big race. This Australian 1b the hardest worker ever seen In theso parts, and Root Is afraid that he will have his six-day race hero In New ark. McNamara went stale before the Boston race. * • At one time yesterday there- were twenty-six of the six-day riders train ing at one time on the Motordrome. The track 1h very narrow, and it was a case of ride in single file all the way. * • Word was sent out from the office of P. T. Powers yesterday to the ef fect that there had been a change made In two of tho teams. Accord ing to the new arrangement John Bedell will ride with Frank Corry and ‘■Grassy" Ryan and Fred Hill will bo doubled up. N.Y.ACJVilES Wants French Star to Meet Kolehmainen in New York. OTHER ATHLETIC GOSSIP The Now York Athletic Club Is en deavoring to bring Jean Bouin, the great long distance runner of France, to thlB country to compete at the annual Indoor games of tho Winged Foot Club, which will take place in ; Madison Square Garden In February. Tho committee of the N. Y. A. C. has already begun negotiations for the French runner’s appearance In this country, and If they are successful athletic followers are In for one of the greatest foot races of the year. If Itouln agrees to come here, the New York A. C. will arrange a match race between him and Hannes Koleh nmlnen, the wonderful Finn runner and the king of tho record breakers. The Winged Foot Club will pay all of Bouln's expenses If he accepts Its In vitation to compete and will also do nnto a largo cup which will be awarded to the winner. Dr. Otto Herschmann who was sent hero by the Austrian government to studv athletic training methods, sailed for homo on tho Kronprlnzessln Cecllle yesterday. "I believe that Amcrlcnn athletic training Is respon sible for your great victories,” ho said, before sailing. Oxford University will send a team from England to compete at tho an nual relay races under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia next April. There are three men on the Oxford team capable of running tho mile In less than 4:20. They are Tabor, for merly of Brown: Jackson, the Eng lishman who won the 1,500-metre race at tho 1913 Olympic games, and Rudd, tho South African half-mile cham pion. As tho result of the balloting last night, at the special meeting of the nu mbers of tho New York Athletic Club, at which action was taken rela tive to the lowering of the initiation fee of the organization from JUDO to $100, the resolution was made effee- i tive by a vote of 340 to 67. “Rocket’s” Charming Bette? Hall Will Cheer Him in.* Six-Day Grind. IS A “DYED-IN-WOOL” FAN, Pretty Romance Woven Round Australian Speedster and Diana of West. If you are a bike fan, probably you have noticed a stylishly-dressed, at- * tractive little woman with a pair* of big blue eyes and dark brown hair sitting just back of the rail seats In section P at tho Velodrome. The so ciety editor would call her beautiful, and no doubt she Is, although, Judg-’ ing the attractiveness of the fair sex is beyond the pale of the contributbrs of this page. Well, the little lady in question Is Mrs. A. Jackie Clark, wife of the famous Australian cyclist, and our reason for bringing her Into this . story Is the fact that she has played an Important part In his success, and next week she will play a still more Important part In the New York six day race. A six-day race Is a mighty big af fair, and there la much In connection, with the big grind that the public Is not awere of, and that to which we refer occurs In the big, gloomy base ment of the famous old Garden. It Is there that the riders are cared for and gloomed throughout the six days or until the race reaches the stage where It Is dangerous for the rider it to leave the trackslde. It Is there that the riders sleep, eat, are bathed, and It Is there that the effects of the strain, the torture and sufferings of the riders are shown. These quarters-" In tho basement are open to but few, and among the few who enter are the wives of the rldors. WItm Are Beat Tonic. There Is rarely a six-day race’ in which any rider goes through with out reaching the point at some stage of the contest in which he wants to quit. Last year both Eddie Root end Jackie Clark, two of the greatest six-day riders the game has ever produced, were on the verge of re tiring shortly after the fortieth hour. They did not quit, however. But that Is the stago when the wives of the rlderH are most welcome. A word of encouragement, a caress, will work wonders with the tired riders, and they go on the track again refreshed ' as if by magic. Even the gentler sex abhor that word "quit.” To the lay man it may appear unwomanly and ’ mercenary for a wife to encourage1" her rider husband to continue a race' ' when he Is exhausted and would like to retire. But It is there that the wife of a rider who understands her husband is of great value. She kndws what It means to him to win, not solely for the money remuneration,'’ but for the honor as well. Staid old professionals, hardened by years Of ’ racing, never get over the quest for g ory. That hunkering for tho plau dits and tho p'ralse of the mot> Is ’ thoroughly and permanently Imbued n tho cash prize rider, Just as it is in the veriest novice, and they never get over It. Will Supervise Jackies ood. Mrs. Clark knows her husband bet tor than anyone else, and her en couragement and advice, especially,In a six-day race, will benefit "The Rocket" more than all the care of - Freddy Diver, his faithful trainer. When Jackie moves his quarter#, to ’ Madison Square Garden on Saturday Mrs, Jackie will take up quarters at the St, George Hotel, Just across the street, In Mndlson avenue, there to answer tho call of her husband In any emergency. During the week ajl , the little dainties of which she knows best, and which will please him and help to drive away the monotony, pf, » eating the more sustaining foods, will be brought in each day by her. She will also be the supervisor of the com missary department and will pass upon the quality of the steaks and chops that will be consumed In the Clark camp. And she will do all of " this without ever reaching the lime- ■ light or meeting the gaze of the hlas» - New York mob which attends the an nual grind. Is Diana of West. Mrs. Clark Is a Diana of the west and her knowledge of athletics whs not gained entirely through the as- . sociatlon with her famous husband,, . The first safety lady’s bike In Salt Lake City was hers and she has been an enthusiast of the bike since her early girlhood. Hunting Is her favdr ite sport, however, and she has wing ed tho teal and mallard of the west and shot pheasants and kangaroos in Australia. Motoring Is another pas time that has attracted the fair girl of the west and she is an expert driver. Mrs. Clark accompanied Jackie on his last trip to Australia, and they spent days together In the wildest parts of Victoria motoring arid hunting in the hush country where the aborigines, like the American 'In dians, are fast becoming a passing race. A courageous woman Is Mrs. Jackie and it Is her courage that will act ns a stimulant when Jackie may falter. Couldn’t Withstand Jackie. There Is much of the romance^ Jn , connection with the marriage of JaeKle - and his bride of three years ago. It was a romance of the bike track. At that time Jackie was the hero of the , track at Salt Lake City. He was win ning every race In which he started, and In addition he was creating new competition records in almost every start. Miss Bray, the daughter of a Westorn millionaire, was attracted tu. the races through her own fondflesij^ for cycling. The races were Interest® lng in themselves, but there was apif other and stronger magnet, and it wafit not long before she became a "reg*# lar" and attended every meet. HUE girl friends in her own set were th# first to discover that there was somfr|| thing more than the mere bike racfe® that caused her to arrange the lltQ® parties that would motor to the Sal** Palace track every Tuesday aO<ff Thursday night. Finally she met tail famous Jackie and the secret was mjttg There was no concealing the fact thag the little well-mannered, clean-c]i|jg athlete was the attraction. An erigageX ment was rumored and then it wf® that Papa Bray stepped into the rpB mance. The father of the petite Mhi® Bray was a lover of sport and ath® letics, but he was not keen for a pit# fesslonal athlete for a son-in-law. ,A big foot was planted in the way p® the romance at once, and it looked ME though it was at an end. But Jackin who has overcome every obstacle J® his path, soon overcame the objoc«| tions of the elder Bray, and a wed® ding, paternal blessing and a wealth; of presents sealed the romance. J Jl I'a-la-Law a Fan. Jackie's father-in-law is one off Jackie's stanchest followers now, aa« he lias never regretted the annexatlf® ,'v in the family. Mr. Bray is in the cit® and he will be with Jackie until afttfc® the six-day race. It is some fathers in-law who will journey 4.000 miles-1», help his son-in-law in a bike rac*.