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THE TIMES: JASttJARY 31, 1918 . . 1 i - - . - m . .... .. . r . . . - . p TIMES gHT!H& IPAGEjj; v . ' , - . U ; , 11 j-m I - T . - : . SARGENT PLEADS FOR REFORM OF COLLEGE GAMES Harvard Director Seeking Plan Whereby Unfit As Well As Fit May Profit by Intercollegiate Athletics Ad . vpcates of Changes Puzzled for Solution. GEORGE SUTTON, RESOURGEFU ALL BILLIARDS, NURSING E L AT XPERT New. York, Jan. 31 Opinions among followers of Eastern college athletics appear to indicate radical changes in intercollegiate contests after the' war. Up to the present time time there has been no concrete sug- frestioh or plan offered, incorporat ing the ideas undr discussion tout It is considered likely that there will be I rapid 'progress in this direction once ! th agitation reaches a plane above ; Idealistic propaganda. ' Notwith ! staging the attitude of a pertain fac 'tlon to the contrary, it is generally conceded that inter-varsity competi tion is the stimulus necessary to lift participation in exercise and sport above the leVel of daily college rou tine.' lust how to accomplish this, while Siylng opportunity for participation r,,-these games to hundreds of stu- ' dents instead of. a chosen few special ists or experts, is the problem which must be mastered by those who are advocating the change. That much of the unnecessary and unscholastic glamor will be stripped from such ' intercollegiate contests appears Inev itable but beyond this point suggested action merges into discussion. But one suggestion looking toward re adjustment in a prominent Eastern intercollegiate sport has been ad vanced to date. This 1b the proposal to supercede ithe intercollegiate championship re gatta with a series of short, dual Boat races in which each' college crew would meet each rival in turn dur - tag the spring rowing season. Just how this would increase, to any ex """ tent, the number of oarsmen now competing is not made clear. Pro . viding that a given college crew was to row even a one-mile race against a rival eight each Saturday during May and June, as football elevens play contests in the autumn it is likely that the coach, once he had seated a satisfactory and winning combination in the shell would send about the same eight to the line each week-end. That there is need of greater par ticipation in sport exercise and , training by the average student is pointed out by , no less an authority than Dr. Didley A. Sargent, director of Hemenway gymnasium, Harvard university. Dr. Sargent, in a recent article in the Harvard Alumni Bulle tin,' states in part: "Presumably -the students who en ter Harvard come to prepare them selves physically as well as mentallv and morally for life's great game. Recent examinations have shown that from 25 per cent, to 50 per cent, of our young men are physically un prepared for military service. His tory shows us that gymnastics and atnietics were originally practised for the purpose of preparing men for war. Gymnastics furnished the liminary training; athletics afforded the opportunity for competition. In view of the conditions con fronting us as a people, would it not be a wiser Plan so to ronriitof athletics as not only to select the fit and eliminate the unfit from the ma jor contests which are the basis of the present system of which I ap prove as far as it goes but so to modify, supplement, and conduct these or other athletic contests as to encourage the unfit to continue their practice and try and make themselves more fit for the duties of a citizen and a possible soldier? "The one great difficulty that is continually operating against such a modification of our present-day method is the high standard demand ed by the candidates of our major athletic sports. In my opinion any game or sport that has become so highly organized as to require a spec ial aptitude or ability on the part of every player who would engage in it has ceased to be of practical ser vice in a democratic community, ex cept as a source of occasional enter tainment and amusement. "It is almost impossible to keep up any interest in a highly specialized game after leaving college, for the simple reason that not enough skilled players can be found to form a team. It is largely on account of the sim plicity of the game and the readi ness with which one may find some of equal ability with whom to play that tennis and golf are proving so popular of late." 4 1 v t- gaMtjS&la.ifeyt j&SjstA Western N.spa.r Union - St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 31. President Phil Ball of the St. Louis Browns an nounced last night that he had mailed an 11 page letter to Fielder Jones warning him that he must handle the Browns during the coming season with an "Iron fist" and directing him to cease his easygoing tactics at once. "My letter to him outlines plans for this yeaj. In the course of it I told him frankly that I thought he was entirely too lenient with his men and that he ought to go after them with the iron fist and exact obedience." Mr. Ball added: "Jones is much misunderstood. Although few per sons know this outside the office man ager of the Browns, Jones fought for Pratt, Lavan and others whom we were in favor of benching or punish ing. Jones would never hear of it and always stood up for his men. He used to say that he had been a player once himself and knew how hard it was always to be on edge and fit, and gome of these same players were running around the city talking about him unkindly. "Up to this time there has been no question about Fielder Jones return ing here, and there is none now that originates with me. I have been given to understand that within the last few days Jones has been written by a St. Louis men that he was not wel come to the public of this city. He is Qr i,itriT etmnsr that T feared he might George Sutton, the veteran billiardist, who has held both the 18.1 and 18.2 j lMm us not feeing bound balkline championships, was born in Waverly, N. Y., March 13, 1864. His first . contract. Hence the telegram. public appearance was in a pyramid or eight-ball pool tournament m New j "xrad the club been contemplating Ball Orders Jones To Use 'Mailed Fist' York in 1882, when he won first prize. Eleven years later he became a balk liner and won the championship of Canada at 14.2. In 1906 he defeated George Slosson for the 18.2 championship of the world, but he was himself defeated by Willie Hoppe the same year. He regained the title from the lat ter, then lost it to .Schaefer in 1907. Sutton again won the 18.2 champion ship from Slosson in 1909, but finally lost again to Hoppe early in 1910. He defeated Hoppe for the 18.1 championship in 1911, but lost the title to Ora Morningstar in 1912. Although resourceful at all styles of billiards, in balk line Sutton specializes at line nursing and restricting operations to" the end' of the table. At delicate work he excels all other cue "experts. replacing Jones it would not have waited until contracts were out or until the trading season has passed. "We would have gone right to the front and engaged a manager immediately after the season ended; McCarty , To CHAMPIONSHIP SKATING RAGE TO BE HELD ' Saranac . Lake, Jan. 31 Arrange ments ' have been completed for a world's championship skating meet ers Feb. 7 and 8 between Eldmund iLair.y of this place and Bobby McLean- of Chicago. Lamy is the pres ent holder of the championship, but McLean claims it through his recent lyictory over Oscar Mathieson. The coming contest will include six races of 220 yards, one-quarter mile, one hUf mile, one mile, two miles . and three miles. In the event of a tie the contract between the skaters culls for a three-quarter-mile race on the fol lowing day to decide the issue. Each contestant is to receive one-third of the' gate receipts. Bdgar A, Wallace, who is promoting! the meet received a telegram yester day from C. J. Fellows, manager of the. St. Nleholas Rink, endeavoring to enter Morris Wood on the ground that Wood is the real champion. Wallace recalled that Lamy. beat Wood four out of six races at Saranac in 1912, but that if Wood wished t dispute the right of the winner of the Lamy 1 (McLean meet to the championship, a subsequent race "could undoubtedly be arranged. NEWPORT NAVAL RESERVES LOSE TO HARVARD Signs Contract Play With Giants With Lew's Signature, All of McGraw's Catchers Are Now in Line for Coming Season. Boston, Jan. 31 Harvard's 'varsity hockey team, playing its first match in the Arena, beat the Newport Naval Reserves. 1 to 0, last night. The Crimson's goal was not made until after 12 minutes of play in the second half. After Goal Keeper Childs of the Navy had made many sensational stops Walker of Harvard knocked him down with a line lift. The puck bounded out 10 feet in front of the cage, Pierson rushing in and making the winning goal. SONS OF IRELAND TO APPEAR IN N. Y. RICKEY SIGNS COLLEGIAN St. Louis, Janv 31. Branch Rickey, president of the St. Louis Cardinals, yesterday announced that Clifford Heathcote of Pennsylvania State Col lege, has signed a St. Louis contract Heathcote is an outfielder. FUNERAL BOUQUET AND DESIGNS JOHN RECK & SOX New York, Jan. 31 Unusual inter est is, attached to the appearance pf the Sons of Ireland Hockey Club of Quebec in the St. Nicholas ice rink next Monday night, because the Irish seven is the holder of the famous Art Ross cup, a trophy for which 'the winner of the newly formed Na tional Hockey League race will chal lenge later in the winter. The Art Ross cup is a trophy emblematic of the championship of the Eastern Ca nadian Rockey Association. When Hobey Baker and the St. Nicholas Skating Club won the cham pionship of the Amateur Hockey League two years ago the St. Nick's challenged for the cup that was then held by the Montreal Stars, and the Canadians successfully defended the trophy. The Sons of Ireland will meet the Wanderers on Monday night. New York, Jan. 31 Lew McCarty, the Catching Catamount of Cata wissa, signed a contr-ot with the Giants yesterday. Lew is wintering at Catuwissa, Pa., and has-been catching nothing all winter except Cold weather, but he is in good phy sical trim. In his letter to John B. Foster, sec retary of the Giants he made no reference to the shoulder that was hurt in attempting to tag Nemo Lie bold at the plate in a World Series game at Chicago, but as he agreed to a suggestion made by Foster "that he go to a health resort and "boil out" before the training season opens it is regarded as certain that he feels the injured member needs some cod dling. With the signing of McCarty the Giants' veteran backstops are all in line, as Farmer Bill Rariden and George Gibson beat Lew to the tape with their contracts by a week or 10 days. McCarty worked behind the bat in 54 games last season, being out with a broken leg for weeks, and had an average of .979. He hit only .247 for -56 games, but his injuries were blamed for that. In 1916 he figured in 80 games for an average of .339, wnich is what he should do when in good condition. Joe Wilhoit, the California c'outer, came through with his signed con tract yesterday also, and hopes he'll outfield and pinch hit as well as he did in' 1917. He is wintering at Santa Barbara, Cal.. and reports that the coal shortage didn't bother him and that no pipes froze up. He did not say that lie has never been in better shape in his life and that he is anxiously awaiting the time to start training. Joe is original as a ball player. WOULD BATTLE FULTON'. Harvard Athletic Activity Halted for Want of Feel CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 31 Owing to the present coal shortage, the Harvard ath letic authorities decided yesterday to close the locker building at Sol diers' Field for an indefinite period, probably two weeks. This building has for years serv ed the 'varsity football track, baseball and minor outdoor sport teams with quarters for dressing, and its temporary closing will bring practically all Harvard ath letics to a standstill. The baseball cage and the New ell bathhouse were recently closed also for want of fuel. . . . The Billiard Players Ambulance Fund has passed beyond the $50,000 mark. Racine, Wis., Jan. 31 Jack Demp sey is now on the trail of Fred Fulton. Dempsey's quick victory over Homer Smith in one round here has boosted his chance of battling the .Minnesota Plasterer and Dempsey may replace Tom Cowler for the Denver bout, Feb. 1. Cro!er has been, drafted. REINSTATEMENT NOT PLEASING TO OUIMET ' Boston, Jan. 31. Sergeant Francis Ouimet, national army, Western ama teur golf champion and member of the firm of Ouimet & Sullivan, sport ing goods supplies, is not overjoyed by his reinstatement as an amateur by the executive committee of the U. S. G. A. Neither has he severed his connection with the firm of Ouimet & Sullivan. Sergt. Ouimet, who visited his fam ily at Brookline Saturday, is inclined to be dissatisfied with the wording of the reinstatement resolution. While admitting he was glad to be back in the amateur ranks, he admitted that he felt more was due him than the association had granted. With Ouimet still in the sporting goods business, as he say himself, he must have been reinstated simply, be cause he is in the army. Speaking of fly chasers, as we weren't, there's Stengel, King and Carey, who will cover the outfield for the Pirates next season. It's a pretty strong combination, fellers! ; .... ; : OCKEY LEADING MEN TO LEAD GOOD LIVES While the Scandinavians in general, and the Norwegians in particular, ex cel in skating and other ice sports, they have for many years had close and persistent rivals for supremacy in the crack skaters of the United States and Canada, Tomorrow wil be the 31st anniversary or one oi me notable feats of American skaters, as it was on Feb. 1, 1887, that Tim Dono ehue. Jr.. in a trial against time at Newburg, N. Y., covered one mile straight-away with the wind in two minutes and 13 3-5 seconds. Ten years later John S. Johnson, the fa mous orofessional, did a mile, with the advantage of a flying start with the wind, in two minutes and eight seconds. In 1903 Norval Baptie equalled " Johnson's record, skating with the wind, in Minneapolis. Bap tie established the American indoor record for a mile, 2 minutes, 39 seconds, at Minneapolis in 1909. On the outdoor track, in Montreal, back in 189$, John S. Johnson set up the American professional record of 2:35 3-5. At Cleveland in 1913 Rob ert G.' McLean set up a new Ameri can amateur record for the mile of 2 minutes 39 4-5 seconds, surpassing by a fraction of a second Lamy's record hung up in Brooklyn in 1908. As an accompaniment of the skat ing enthusiasm there has been a greath increase of interest in hockey, and that great ice sport is now play ed from the Atlantic to the Pacific, in Uncle Sam's country as well as in Canada. Hockey ought to be a great incentive to leading a better life, for the man who once becomes an enthu-" siast over the game would naturally have a greater distatste than ever for spending an eternity in a place where ice is not and hockey is neces sarily impossible. For speed and action and thrills hockey has hardly an equal. Both for player and spec tator, few games can offer as much excitement as this royal sport of the rinks. MATTY LOSES IN CHECKER CONTEST Manager Christy Mathewson of the Cihcinnatti Club, who is considered an expert checker player and rarely loses a game, went to Camp ,Sheridan Montgomery, Ala., recently to take part in the checker tournament which was started there among the soldiers. Matty got the surprise of his life when le went against Private Charley John icn, for the soldier lost no time ir iefeating the expert. Johnson is now 'tailed as a wizard, and is the cham pion checker player of - the camp. aMejR AReli femedy sand Colds In this season of prevalent coughs -and colds, many treatments are suggested. The old-fashioned way of a little pure whiskey, the juice of a lemon, hot water and sugar seems to predominate. The illness is the same so why not use the successful treatment of our grandparents?. Pure Sift Whiskey is used in thousands of homes for coughs and colds, because it is a good pure whiskey. 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