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THE TIMES : MARCH 30, 1918
EST D EDITED BY T. F. MAGNER WORLD WAR HAS HELPED SPORTS IN ALL BRANCHES ; SAYS METZGER IIMTIC DflDCO All i world's champion lightweight boxer FILLER SWAMPED WITH OFFERS uiiiil nurLO un INTERNATT MEN FOR SCRAP; NEW HAVEN IS PLACE IT : A HP mmmmmmmmiKmm ii . r . 11 One of the odd freaks of this war is , the boost It has given sport. But at first, when Uncle Sam decided to swat the Kaiser, every sport manager and sporting goods manufacturer was ready to give up the ghost. The game was off. Mighty few sport managers or sporting goods manufacturers were far-sighted enough, or, as one might say, near-sighted enough to look Into what is the Immediate present. In stead, most of them became excited and panicy and prepared to shut up shop. It was next to impossible for a manufacturer's agent to sell a sup ply of the usual needed fall equip ment for delivery in a few months. Everybody feared pledging them selves. The manufacturers were un able to estimate. Then the avalanche came. Suddenly manufacturers found themselves en gulfed and flooded with orders. It was mighty nigh impossible to fill them. Shipments were slow. And ,with the demand the price arose. It has been soaring ever since. Orders for athletic equipment of all kinds have exceeded anything ever dreamed of. The strange part bf the whole situation was the fact that sport, as we knew it, was on the decrease. Big sporting events of peace times were called off. Championships were can celled. Fewer athletes tried for col legs teams. Why then all the rush about sporting goods? This rush was brought about by the wholesale demand for athletic goods in the service. The army and the navy went in for sport on a scale never before heard of in this country It was backed by every military and naval authority and boosted in about all possible ways. Not only did sport prove to have a physical value in tno service, but it went far beyond that. For one thing it afforded recreation, for another it was a sure means of keeping the "blues" well in the back ground of the new soldier's life. It also built up company and regimental and division spirit. But it did more than all these things .combined in that it kept the men in service from com ing face to face with those vices which have played such havoc with many armies in the past. In short, sport . improved service morale the one word which best describes its all around function. The actual and real value of sport to a nation, which this war has most clearly established as a fact, was the cause of all this rush of business in athletic goods, a type of business that is by no means unnecessary, as some have thoughtlessly suggested. In ' deed, so great is the need for sporting goods that raw materials to make them are somewhat difficult to obtain. As the war situation, an unstable one at, best, has the manufacturers guess ing an never before, they are making every possible effort to remove the guess-work by attempting to get a line on future requirements; but to no avail. While the service athletes are eating up equipment there is no known way of estimating how long the present demand will keep up. Neither is there any precedent to follow. Only one point is certain and that is that every dollar's worth and every piece of athletic equipment which enters the service is doing its bit In no small way towards getting our men fit to swat the Kaiser. A.s a result of this wholesale sport in the various branfches of the service, athletics are undergoing certain changes in this country. In the main we are, learning their real value, and the van is giving every evidence of -Sportographs - THE UMPIRE. You wiD. knock and you'll roast, you may kick if you will, But the umpire can boast he's the diamond boss still; At his solid bone knob verbal bricks you may fling. But he's still on the Job, of the dia mond he's king. - ', ' Now that Jack Powell has shown that he is serious albout his come back stunt somebody should) hunt up Cy Young and find out if he, too, would not like to slip into a uniform and take another whack at the major - league game. ' Ray chalk is regarded as one of the best throwers in (baseball, but he did hot have any great success in his efforts to catch Ty Cobb last season. Percy dt Houghton, president of the Boston Braves and Harvard's football ".professor," still believes that there sUould be more batting in the major TTaAitrhton suggests that a good way to handicap the pitchers would be -to pass the batsman when three wllie 'balls have ibeen called by the umpire behind the plate. The Boston magnate declares that a Base tw balls would compel the . etcher to put 'em over the plate more ;,,pntlv and in that way increase the hitter's chances, ther sharps seem to think that Haughton's idea would result in too many free passes, which would soon disgust the fans. Scott Perry, the. pitcher, is back in the Wg leagues. Connie Mack got him some time ago. Perry is a right hander. He was once with the Cubs and Braves. Jimmy Lavender is sojourning on his farm at Montezuma, Ga,, and de clares that he is through with base ball for rood. , ;. , v- The fact that ' Zack,. Wheat of the Robins Is holding out Isn't going to win him many friends across the river. Under present war conditions Wheat's demand on the Brooklyn club is ab surd. , It Is said that'Whitted and Niehoff of the Phillies may soon be traded to the Pirates or St. Louis unless they soon come to terms . with President being the factor which will get every one into athletics in the future. , The way towards the adoption of such a scheme in our national life, following peace, is being well, paved, and we may . confidently, lootc forward to a Better nation from a physical stand point as a result of thiswar. There are'interesting side-lights in this new sport world created by the war. Take the amateur and profes sional argument. The army and the navy do not recognize it as a problem. And there is no good reason why they should. Men advance or are demoted in the service according to their effi ciency. The matter of athletic ethics in so far as money is concerned, pro fessionally speaking, has no bearing whatever on efficiency. In so far as it concerns the standing of the indi vidual in army athletics again we find no difference or distinction drawn. A soldier may go forth and compete for cash and immediately participate in sport in his organization. The army, if it figures the thing at all, figures that the soldier has a main object in life which it can very -well take care of and this it does. Beyond that and his efficiency it is little concerned. Consequently, professional sport may be indulged in and what we know as the professional given as good a stand ing in army athletics as the amateur. As a result of all this the amateur purist may have sleepless nights ahead, especially as another problem presents itself for his unraveling with the coming of peace. This other prob lem, is an odd and amusing' one. It seems that hundreds of athletes above draft age or ineligible for service have Jumped into the work of the Red Triangle and are devoting their ath letic ability to helping the extremely busy officers of the army carry along the army athletic program. Of ne cessity many of these men, purest of amateurs, are being paid. They are technically athletic trainers or man agers and as such are technically barred from amateur sporting ranks in the future, no matter how patriotic their record. Yet they are not pro fessional in spirit. One might say they are patriotic in spirit. While it may be all right to say that the mere fact they are doing their bit will free them from the stain of pro fessionalism we have the very recent and amusing case of Francis Ouimet, golf player extraordinary, in peace times a professional, according to the records of the IT. S. G. A., but now, since he is doing his bit in the ser vice, an amateur though he gives us his own word that he has in no way cast aside those nefarious business pursuits selling sporting goods in his store which, were the basis for the peace time attitude of the ruling golf body in declaring him a pro. For this hair-splitting work of the future we have no kind thought. It remfnds.us very much of the informal sport attitude of certain colleges, or rather of a story we overheard in this connection at Camp Dix. Jeff Smith, the camp boxing in structor, was one of a group listening listening to an officer telling of an im promptu and unexpected fight he got into with a lumber jack. It was mix-up without governing rules of any sort and the story was filled with eye goughing, kneeing, kicking and biting episodes. When the officer had completed his tale, Jeff, veteran of many a hard battle in the ring, piped in with these words: "That's the trouble with informal sport!" 'Copyright, 1918, by Sol Metzger.) Baker. According to reports from the Ath letics' camp, Vean Gregg is showing plenty of stuff in the box and those who have watched him work declare he will be of material aid to Connie Mack. When he was with the Red Sox he didn't have much work. The shifting of scenes may improve him. iWahoo" Sam Crawford, famous slugger of the Detroit Tigers, will have to purchase extra shoes, now, for he has another member in his family. It's a boy Samuel E. Craw ford, Jr. Herman Schaefer, when once asked Who he thought was the greatest man ager in the business, remarked, "Cobb and Crawford" at the bat. Charles Lincoln . Herzog has made good his threat to sue the Giants for back salary. Herzog's attorney has served papers on the officials of the New York club in an action for $830, which the player alleges is due him for the time he was under suspen sion last September. Herzog, It will be recalled, left the Giants without securing McGraw's permission, giving as a reason that he needed a rest In Order to fit himself for the world's series. At that time Herzog stated that he didn't want a dollar in sal ary during his lay off, but subsequent ly he changed his mind. When the Baltimore ' Feds' 1900, 000 suit against Organized Baseball comes to trial the major league's at torney may bring up a fine legal point. The Feds' complaint alleges that Organized Baseball is a trust and is violating the Sherman law. Yet the Federal League, It can be shown, worked in harmony with the majors in at least two Instances. When Marquard jumped the Giants to sign with the Brooklyn Feds the latter soon recognized that the New York club had a legal contract with him and the Rub, therefore, was returned. Later, when the New York club signed Bennie Kauff.the National Commission ruled that the little Giant belonged to the Brooklyn Feds, who, as a result, recovered his services. The Federal League, un der these circumstances, was a will ing partner of the so-called Baseball Trust- The disposition of the players be longing to the defunct International League was settled yesterday in a decision handed down by the mem bers of the National Commission. (According to John K. Tener, presi dent of the National League; Ban Johnson, president of the American League, and Garry Herrmann, the club owners of the International League failed to live up to the rules of the National agreement and there by forfeited their rights to the play ers. The decision of the National Com mission reads: As a result of the failure of the International League to arrange its circuit and adopt a schedule for the season of 1918, many of the reserve players of its clubs have applied to the commission relative to their status. 'In some instances it is represented that the respective clubs of complain ants are in arrears to the players for 1917 salary, arid in other cases the re serving clubs have failed to tender contracts for the doming season up to date. Investigation establishes that many of these complaints are true. i"In the meantime players of the In ternational League teams who have reecived offers from other national agreement clubs have been unable to accept them pending the reorganiza tion of the International League. The commission rules that, through its neglect to reorganize and protect the national agreement rights of its players, all rights to reserved players, have been forfeited, and that all plac ers of its respective clubs are there fore free agents and eligilble to con tract with other national agreement clubs .except those drafted or recalled by major league clubs" or purchased by major or minor league clubs. Contracts for 1918 entered into with other clubs by players of the International League before the pro mulgation of this ruling are declared valid." This decision will have no effect on the Lajoie case. The famous French man was sold by James QlcCafferty owner of the Toronto club, to the Riobins a couple of weeks before the league threw up the sponge. However, it was whispered yester day that Messrs. Tener, Herrmann and Johnson will hand down a de cision in favor of the slugging second baseman in a few days. Lajoie has already agreed to lead the Indianap olis club of the American Associa tion. . Several of the owners of the Inter national League were still in the !big city yesterday, continuing their plans for the new organization. The details will be completed and the circuit ar ranged at the meeting here on Wed nesday. As this is going to foe a lean year flor (ball players of minor league cal ibre, the owners will not have any trouble securing men for the various clubs. Many of the ball players of the old league will be only too glad to play in the new organization. RIBBONS IN FINAL LEAGUE CONTEST John Leavy's Blue Ribbons will take on the fast Jersey City outfit Tuesday night at Colonial hall and a win for the local basketballers will . go a great ways toward deciding the state championship. If the Ribbons manage to come out on the long end next week and Ansonia loses two to Norwalk and one to "jersey City, the old title will come to Bridgeport. Tuesday night's game will be the last league contest of the season and it is expected that Colonial hall will be jammed with lovers of basketball. The lineup: Jersey City. Blue Ribbons. Sedran R.F White Beckman L.F. Holman Leonard C. . . . . Powers Norman ...... R G Clinton Fyfe .. L.G Swenson Referee Thorp. Scorer, Waters. DODGERS LEAVE TRAINING CAMP Hot Springs, Ark., March 30 Manager Robinson gave the Dodgers their final work-out at Hot Spring yesterday. This closed a two weeks' stay in camp and today they begin their tour with the Red Sox, play ing a series of exhibition games, be ginning with a three-day stand at Little Rock. The Brooklyn club is leaving in very good shape, so far as the phy sical condition of the players is con cerned. The team has had excellent weather for training, not a day hav- ing been lost The swan song to Hot Springs was a seven-inning game, in which the regulars scored a 6 to 1 victory over the Yannigans. The regulars showed up better than they did in some of their recent games. Dan Griner and Clarence Mitchell pitched for them, while Larry CJheney and Heit man were in the box for the second team. Manager Robinson was very sorry to lose "Chuck". Ward, who left hers today for St. Louis to become a sol dier in the National Army. Robbie had banked on the young player, and now he is obliged to make new plans for his infield. . Manager Krichell In Town Tonight Manager Paul Krichell will arrive in town sometime this evening to have a talk with President Lane over the local baseball proposition this season. Mr. Lane said this morning that if the Eastern' League intends to hold a meeting next week that he would no doubt be on hand to represent thejer, O'Farrell; Smith local franchise. - Brooks. ' Benny Leonard, world s champion sparring partner at Madison Square Overseas hospital. Leonard has been Upton, whom he brought with him to of spectators. Photograph shows Leonard's corps of "slugging Sammies. Leonard in center. PLANTERS SIGN TWO YOUNGSTER St. Petersburg Fla., March 30 The New London club of the Eastern League made its first start toward3 securing a lineup for the coming sea son, when Morton F. Plant, the mil lionaire owner, motored over from Belleair yesterday and signed up two of the Phillies recruits, a catcher and an outfielder. He arranged with Man ager Pat Moran to send Catcher Yeabsley and Outfielder Pickup to New London as soon as that club is ready to open its training season. Yeabsley was with the Bridgeport club of the Eastern League for a short time last season, and let go, but shows signs of much promise, according to Pat Moran. However, in the case of that player, he will first have to get the consent of somebody at League Island Navy Yard, who is engaged in coaxing ball players of ability into the service, so that the navy yard will be represented by a first class base ball team as Yeabsley has given his promise to him to enlist in the naval reserve and already has passed the physical examination as a yeoman. SHERIDAN HELD MANY RECORDS Following are a few of the records and performances made by Martin Sheridan, the famous runner, who died during the early part of the week: Sheridan started his wonderful ath letic career under the colors of the old Pastime A. C. His first cham pionship win was in the junior na tional shot put in 1902. From 1901 to 1911 Martin held the record in this country for throwing the discus. Prior to 1901 the best throw was 118 feet 9 inches. Martin increased the mark in that year to 120 feet 7?i inches. The following year he shoved the distance to 127 feet 8 inches. Two years later 133 feet 6 inches was credited to him. In 1906 he made a throw of 135 feet 5 inches. During the following year, 136 feet 10 inches was estab lished by Sheridan. Again in 1909 he reached 139 feet IOV2 inches. In 1911, when he was about through with active competition, he threw 141 feet 4 inches. At the St. Louis Olympic Games in 1904 Sheridan won his first world's championship by taking first place in the discus with a throw of 12S feet 10 inches. Two years later at Athens he took first place in the shot and discus events. At the London Olympic Games, 1908, he again won for his adopted cduntry trie discus competi tion. In the Greek style of throwing, the record of 116 feet 7 inches stands to the credit of Sheridan. He maHe the throw at the London Olympic tryouts which were held at the Uni versity of Pennsylvania. BENNY AND PACKEY TO APPEAR ON CARD A big patriotic boxing carnival that will feature, among other famous boxers, Packey McFarland and Benny Leonard, will be held at Cleveland early in April. It Is planned to hav the Chicago wizard and the .light weight champion spar a few rounds for the benefit of the soldiers. Since Leonard won the lightweight title he often has been compared to McFar land;, and it will be interesting to note how the two shape up, even though they are not evenly matched as to age or weight. Packey's admirers main tain that as a boxer he never had a superior. But when It comes to ef fective fighting Leonard's record speaks for itself. CUBS TAKE BEATING San Francisco, March 30 The Chi cago Nationals had to take a beatirife yesterday from the San Francisco club of the Pacific Coast League, by 3 to 2. The locals outhit the big leaguers, who 'finally wound up with Rollie Zeider, the infieider, in the The score: ' " R. H. E. Chicago (Nationals) . . '. . . 2 8 2 San Fran. (P. C. L.) S 10 4 Batteries Weaver, Hendrix, Zeid- and McKee -SB S, oX, 43!" ics& - f It XSsa & S n Kawanllrwr 1 n nn i v. 3 lightweight boxer, who boxed with his Garden for the benefit of the Women s training a corps of "Sammies" at Camp the Garden to entertain the thousands ON WHY BOB TfUJC IJITO H Some wise baseball player discover ed I? ay Keating using the "emery ball" at the Polo Grounds a few years ago after the local boy had been going like a house afire. Then asa'n another live bird "discovered" Benny Leonard carrying a small horse shoe in his gloves. New snother big "catch" his ben made. The Shys and wherefores of Bob Ptone's brilliant duckpin bowling has at last come to light. Stone, who is one of Waterbury's representatives in the state individual congress, has met with continued success in his matches with various opponents and has leached the point where he is recognized as the best of them all. In his match with Charley Johnson In Waterbury a couple of days ago, Stone aroused the suspicion of both New Haven bowlers and fans. He chose to use only those balls from his selected stock and saw to It that no one touched - 'them' but himself. Naturally the New Havenrs became suspicious and took pains to investi gate. - comparison of the two types of balls revealed the fact that both were identically the same in size but that those used exclusively by Stone were fully five ounces heavier. The added weight gave Stone a big advantage in asmuch as the pins fall easier. Late in the match Johnson managed to get a hold of one of Stone's "specials" and he knocked down a strike. This convinced Johnson that Stone was pulling the wool over the eyes of his opponents and that two men could play the game as well as one. Earlier -in the series Johnson had hit the wood with far greater accuracy than Stone but the lighter ball failed to carry the pins. As a result Johnson found himself in hot water through a continual run of splits. "I am not trying to offer any alibis for my defeat,' declared Johnson last night, "but the series showed me just why Stone has been getting the breaks. There is little doubt in my mind but what he has been' using that type of ball right along and that it has proven of great assistance in de feating opponents. Stone is a good bowler, but he has been favored with a great percentage: The balls used by him are perfectly legitimate and I will see to it that we get some of the same style right away. Then, there may be a different story to tell." SMITH RELEASED TO BOSTON CLUB Miami, Fla., March 30 George Stallings, manager of the Braves, yes terday received word from the Giants that they had given him Infieider Jimmy Smith, along with Charley Herzog, for Larry Doyle and Jesse Barnes. Until yesterday Smith had been subject to recall by New York. When First Baseman Ed Konetchy breezed into camp and signed his con tract the prospects for the Braves were much brightened. All afternoon Stallings tried to get Herzog on the ling distance telephone to arrange a meeting in Jacksonville. It Is understood that in the main Her zOg's demands are to be met. Smith will join the club in Macon or Ai gusta next week, having been notified at his Pittsburgh home. Herzog is to get $600 as a cap tain's bonus and abotit $2,400 in ad dition, all of which added to his $10. 000 contract will give him $13,000 for the year, making him the second highest priced player in the National League, Alexander of the Cubs will get $12 500 plus a bonus of $5,000. HERZY WILL HOLD OTJT FOR THAT $850 New York, March 30 It was learn ed yesterday that Charles Herzog,. former second baseman of the Giants, has already, begun his suit against the Giants for $850, which, he alleges. Is due to him for the time he was suspension last September. Herzog has declared that he will not report to the Braxes unless this money is paid to him. DclJe Paskert, now with the Cubs, has been hitting the ball right on the nose in the Cubs' camp on the Pacific coast. New York; March 30 Col. J. C. Miller of Ranch 101, Bliss, Okla., where boxing is taboo, and who is seeking some other spot in which to stage a championship bout between Jess Willard and Fred Fulton, put in a busy day. yesterday at the Hotel Astor listening to proposals from numerous promoters, each of whom assured the Colonel that "there is only one place in the East where the fight can take place and that is in "my town." Col. Miller, who was born in Ken tucky and resides in Oklahoma, seems to possess a prominent trait characteristic of denizens of Mis souri and declared he would have to oe convinced that the money was assured and that there would be no interference before he gave a decis ion to any of the club owners. I realize," said he, "that the great population of the East makes it de sirable so far as the attendance is concerned At the same time I am convinced that there are half a doz en places in the West where the bout would draw enough to fill any en closure. "I have received numerous tele grams from the Western promoters begging me not to close any deal in the East until I have heard from them. Naturally I wish to close the matter as soon as possible, but I will give ?11 concerned a fair hearing. 'One thing that amuses me are the offers from small towns looking for publicity. One town which I will call Tankville wired an offer of $175,- 000, which I know is an absurdity, and made for advertising only. "Other places make bona fide of fers, but without ability to guaran tee non-interference. A syndicate in Terre Haute offered to put $10,000 in bank to my credit as a guarantee that they would produce the- entire amount of the purse. That was business, but I have doubts as to the attitude of the authorities in that state. The best looking proposition in the East was submitted by Dave Ryan t. ft The port $ potl ight By T. F. Magner SHEA TO MEET WALTZ. Fight fans throughout the state are again watching with interest a . meeting between Sammy Waltz and Tommy Shea, which will take place before the Lenox A. C. of Meriden next Thursday night. The fill will be of 15 rounds. Waltz and Shea met before the Lenox A. C. a few weeks ago and after 12 gruelling rounds Shea was declared the victor. The bat tle was one of the roughest in which Shea had figured in some time and he was forced to extend himself from beginning to end. Waltz was not satisfied after the bout and claiming that in a longer mill he could change the story, he was rematched with th e New Haven boxing master. He- is now in training for the go and it is said that Hartford fans will back Sammy to yull through a wTinner over the 15-round route.. MULYIHTLIi TRYING HARD. Joe Mulivihill, the New Haven promoter, may sign Jess Willard and Fred Fulton for a battle over the twenty-round route in the Elm City and he may not but if it's free advertisng he wants there is no doubt but what he is getting plenty of it. Joe had a talk with Colonel Miller in New York Wednesday and made the circus man a good offer. The New York papers carried stories to the effect that the battle could be staged either in Danbury, Bridgeport or New Haven. without making matters worse with the staging of a prizefi ght within its Why pick on Danbury? The Hatting Town is in enough trouble now limits. Newfield Park in this city was also mentioned as a suitable bat tleground but Police Commissioner Stanley has often refused local pro moters from holding outdoor exhibitions at the Eagle street lot and he would certainly object to the holding of a big fight by out-of-town pro moters. , The Arena in New Haven is not 1 arge enough, so it looks as if Muli hill would be up against it in securing a place big enough to hold the fight in the event that he was successful in signing Willard and Fulton. The Planters are beginning to show signs of life. Owner Morton F. fiant, wno cares nine aooui me com iNorinern winters hopped in his motor car yesterday arid called on Manager Pat Moran at Bellair, Fla., to secure anything in the line of loo se talent that the Phillie pilot couldn't use in the big show this year. Moran turned over an outfielder and catcher to the New London millionaire. Yebsley, who is the catcher secured by Plant was a member of the local club early last season. Joe Porto, the New Haven, duck pinner, is certainly going like a house afire in the state tournament and the race at present is one of interest. Porto, with 23 wins and 12 loses, is topping the players while his closest , rival is Bob Stone of Waterbury with 32 wins and 22 loses. Porto trimmed Al Dewey here yesterday by a 7 to 2 score. , CITYS TO M EET BAYONNE. A number of local soccer fans wil 1 travel to Bayonne, N. J., today to Witness the playing of the third roun d of the American Cup competition between the Bridgeport Citys and the Babcock & Wilcox team. Last Sun day these teams played to a no score tie at the Meadows and considerable interest has been manifested over the outcom of tomorrow's engagement. LARRY KOPF MAY QUIT BASEBALL Middletown, March 30 It is doubt ful whether Larry Kopf, shortstop for Christy Mathewson's Cincinnati Reds, will be seen on the big league dia monds any more, for the Fisk B.ubber Co. of Chicopee, Mass., has offered him a position as New England sales manager, while on the side he would be expected to manage the company's baseball team. Garry Herrmann, president of the Cincinnati club, has wired Kopf at his home in .New Brit ain not to accept the offer until he has had a conference with him. Herrmann undertook to lower Kopf's salary, so the story, goes, and Larry said he could not work for what Herrmann expected to pay him and began to look for another" job. Mathewson started for Montgomery, Ala., with the Reds some time ago, but Kopf refused to report. He hit .255 for the Reds last season and made 92 runs, which placed him sixth In the league in the number of runt scored. BRAVES BEAT PHILLIES. Miami, Fla., March 30 The Boston Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Nationals in the seeond game of their series here yesterday afternoon by a score of 6 to 2. Thursday the teams were tied 3 to box. The score: R H. E. Philadelphia (N.) .......12 6 2 Boston (N.) ..' 6 7 S Batteries Cannon, Tinouf and Dil hoefferj Nehf. Ragan and Wilson, and Jack Bulger in behalf of the Ryan A. C. of New Haven. Tha amount offered was not divulged by the Colonel, but he said it was satis isfactory, and the next move on the part of the syndicate is to show that the bout can be 'staged in that stat without Interference. Ryan and Bulger will ascertain the exact situa tion and notify Col. Miller within a few days. New Haven is the spot and 20 rounds to a. decision have been permitted. When the Red Cross subject was broached Col. Miller said: "Wil lard offered to devote a certain amount of the proceeds of the bout to that organization; but it was re fused. Willard will offer a sum to the Red Cross after the bout, and if they refuse it I do not see that anything further can be done. Both Willard and myself have bought Liberty bonds and made other contributions to war funds and we will continue to do so. I feel confident we will have funds with which to purchase more bonds after the bout on July 4." Col. Miller said that Willard was supremely confident of his ability to beat Fulton-but the Colonel, who saw Fulton stop Moran at New Orleans, has warned the champion to beware of overconfidence. It was suggested by some one or other that the bout might be held in the Yale Bowl. There is no chance of this or so slight a possibility as to be negligible. Col. Miller said that if the thing could be arranged he would gladly give $50,000, either to Yale, the Red Cross or any fund that might be suggested. He made It very clear, however, that he did not entertain any thought of securing the great stadium for the scene of the bout. Sam McCracken, who was associated with Tex Rickard in promoting the Willard-Moran bout, dropped around to meet Col. Miller. Sam denied that he had any desire to promote any part of the match. He admitted his inter est in the affair, out only as a sporting proposition. INGOLDSBY BEATS LYNCH. Jack Ingoldsby of the Bridgeport club defeated Ernie Lynch of the Seaside club last night in the four man invitation tournament -by the close score of 125 to 119. The game was more or less an even affair throughout The standing of the men to date is as follows: W. L. McCarthy, Algonquin, 3 J. Brothwell, Seaside, 2 2 Ingoldsby, Bridgeport, 2 3 Lynch, Elks, 2 3 P.C. .750 .500 .400 .400 WILSON TO LEAD QUINTET. State College, Pa., March 30 Lloyd L. Wilson,, 191 9, of Beaver Falls, Pa., yesterday was elected captain of Penn State's basketball quintet for nexts eason. For the last two seasons thee aptain-elect has played as guard on the strongest cage teams that have worn the Blue and White for the last decade, only three defeats being suf fered in 27 games. POSTPONE GOLF FINALS. St. Augustine, Fla., March 30 Play in the finals of the winter cham pionship golf tournament of Florida, was postponed yesterday by agree ment until today when Gen. W. N. P. Darrew, St. Augustine, will meet L. J. Hopkins," Old Elm Club, Chicago, for the championship honors. SWEET PEAS. VIOLETS, TULIPS, DAFFODILS. , JOHN RECK & SOX.