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3 S 1 V. ( Mutt May Be Judgments SUGGESTIONS for a better system of coaching foot ball teams at the University of Nebraska must meot with a responsive chord among the alumni of the state school w ho are Interested In the success of their alma muter in athletics. A method that lias produced only ono victory In twelve years over an eleven that is supplied with no better gridiron materjal than the Cornhuskers receive each fall has very little to recommend It. In theory, as tho writer says In another part of this paper, tho one-man plan Is wrong; too much work appertains to drilling and moulding a foot ball machine to permit one man to successfully cope with the task. He may bo a giant for work, doing much more than the ordinary man. and yet ho cannot do enough to master a Filuad and shape It so that It will win against a team that In ramparted hy tiicks and strength that come from the nilvicc and. cohchlng of a set of six .ir ton men. Tho side- that la handlcaped bv lacl of brains must give way to the one that possesses the mental capabili ties. It Is folly to forco on one man tho entire tnsk ot devising plays for an eleven that is to meet opponents who are tutored nnd drilled by several coaches. 1to coach can foxin pnly n certain num ber of effective plays, while six or elcht loaches can Invent many, many more, equipping thelf eleven so well, that It always will be effective against the one-man-conch and his players. In order for Nebraska to win Its share of games from Minnesota, Coach Stlehm must be giver) a crew of assistants, and the coaches must be backed up by an ad visory board which will point out errors and render aid In many ways. The change should be made In time to whip Minnesota at Lincoln next fall. Comlskey lias set an example in lower prices for base ball, which other major haguers are following. McAleer of Boston has decided on u running downward re vision, affording some good seats for 15 cents, This tendency is inevitable. Base hairs' popularity makes It so. It will not be long, we Imagine, before all the big paiks will bo selling cheaper and the crowds will be even larger than now. Of course, the American Is going to have his base ball, but he showed last year that ho might sandwich In something else between games when business was a little slow. Box offices over the country, especially in the minors, showed marked declines In attendances in 1912 and this may have had some influence on the situation, though If so, It is paradoxical that Comlskey and McAleer should tako the lead In this reform, as they were also in the lead of the big money-makers. You couldn't fight the fans out of omlskey's park, no matter what you liarged them. But Commy never was a hog, although Chicago has seen hogs running ball teams, so to speak; ho has carved a fortune and may carve others, but he still things the fan has a fow rights. How soon this tendency toward a downward revision of prices will strlkt) in on the minors, we cannot say. Most of the minors are now getting only a fair price for their frame, and yet some are finding (t .hard sliding. Almost every minor league has a lame club to carry and some have more than one. It might bo that more, popular prices would prove he remedy needed, we can't tell, From the Htaudpolnt of gossip, that It Is an. Interesting story to the effect that t'ohb, Crawford, Strange nnd one or two other Tigers havo decided to stand out against Jennings for manager, re fusing to resign with Detroit unless ho goes. Hut Momehow. wo can't Just be lieve, ft. Tho first question Is, what has happened to cause such serious friction'.' AVe recall, as doubtless you do, that Jennings stood manfully by Cobb nnd the other players In their abortlvu strike Just season and surely then there was no ground for believing a story like thlH one. But, then, you can't stop a base ball story in midwinter any easier than you can hiad off u snowslido In the Itocky mountains. A while ago they had It that Navln was determined - to firo Jennings, whereat he re-engaged Hint at a higher salary, It was said, than ever. We Imagine when the gong rings Cabu- Crawford, Strange and the others w.ii uo on pecK wim liugney yelling Ills H-yah" as ever. So Steve Melter want to come back. Well, come on Steven and welcome. But those shoulders of the big fellow's always aid remind us more of a high-grade wrest ler than anything else. But Steve ought to know and he says he's there; that he .pitched thirty-five games last year and won thirty-three. Without going into de lalU us to games, that's tomo pitching, if Steve Is as good as he once promised to be, he's good enough for us. We have discovered this year beyond any doubt the tangible value of midwinter advertising for base ball. The dope has been peddled with an avidity never before 'nown and It has been good, palatable dope, at that. Why not? Who that .jve base ball In the summer doesn't want to talk about It and read nbout It n the wlntur? rlt s haid tu Keep away from the grounds weather like this that Is, this t tho present writing. a Bad Soldier, but He is a Great. MAY CHANGE BALL DRAFT Teams in First Division Now Get Most of the Cream from Profits. CONSEQUENTLY GET BEST STARS Decnuic They Can X'ay Ills Trices mid (Jet the Very Best Material from Minor lipniroen Tvltli but Little Trouble. NEW YOItK, Jan. 25,-It would not bi surprising to see some change made lu the base ball drafting rules before next fall. Under the present system the league champions stand Just as good a chance of obtaining the cream of the draft as does any other club. During the season the teams In the first division are usually the ones whose books show the biggest profit, so that they are In tho best posi tion to pay big prices for the stars of the minor leagues before the drafting season commences. The closer the race the more interest it attracts and tho better it is financially for all concerned. It Is, then fore, a good business proposition for tli.i magnates to strengthen the weaker clubs With this end In view several owners are in favor of giving the second division qlubs the first opportunity at drafted players. If a list of all players for whom drafts were put In was mndo and then the tallenders given first pick, the clubs In seventh position second pick, and ro On In rotation,' the championship club get ting the last choice, it would not only dis tribute tho Incoming material fairly, bat would liavo a tendency materially iO strengthen 'tho weaker teams. I Base Ball League May Be Organized in South Dakota If the plans now under way in South Dakota' develop, a base 'ball leaguo of D class will bo formed In that stato to embrace Aberdeen, Watertown. Ited field, Mltcnoll, Sioux FuIIb and Huron. Two years ago a league was formed In that state, but the, larger cities were not represented and consequently the propo sition went to tho wall.. According to Steve Meltcr, who Is In Omaha, he nnd Hlenle Schonwebber, an other professional Ieaguq player, havo been lining tho proposition up, and Melter says everything la ready for the final I formations but the securing of tho Sioux j Falls Commercial club to put a team In the field. Abendeen, Mitchell and Watertown are greatly In favor of the proportion, while the Sioux Kails bunch will probably come I through, although at present they arc not saying much about tho deal. Mitchell U nil worked up over the Idea und ull the other towns aro working strongly for the league. All that Is needed to make tho affair a success is tho favorable re port from Sioux Falls. At Mitchell It is said there arc enough former leaders to put a good team In the field, although Steve Melter says he does not know whether ho will play n the league or not. Melter has nu offer to play In the Northwestern league, but If he can get into tho Western league he will do so. He Is trying to locate with the Omaha team, but If not will probably I go to Wichita, from whence he has re j colved an offer. j Coach Ellis Ward to Serve Last Year with j Pennsylvania Grew PHILADELPHIA, Jan. S5. l'ciinsyl- aula's crews will row for the last tlmu ui.der the tranlng of Kills Ward, for the ruwlug commltteo of tho university has announced that when the coach's cunt. act expires on August 31. It will not be renewed. This announcement is In rosponse to an agitation aga list Ward, at the university, among the graduates and undergraduates, which took shape a few days ago In a letter published In tho college dally to J. W. Townsend, chair man of the committee, asking why Ward had been reta ned In the face of the de cision of tho committee that a new coach had been decided upon. Townsend ha chosen to make known the decision, and It Is signed by C. H. Scott. Jr.. H. K Lambertnn, John Alexander. J. A. Brown oikI J. E. Townsend, Jr.. the full com mittee. With a new coach, teaching the ac cepted stroku for four-m'lo races, Penn eylvanlu Is likely to take a higher post tfon on the river than she has of late. There Is plenty of good material , for oarsmen at tho university, but for th last few years It has been sadly mis directed. .Need Work, Too, Joe Birmingham Is warned by Cleve land critics not to take things too easy next seanon. They want him to do Just as much training as his players, and, If possible, get Into the game. It Is charged that Harry Davis made a fall urn of his regime at Cleveland, hecaustj he mode no effort to get himself In shape In the spring. He did not set the pace for his players and he lost, their respect by so doing Oomiskey May Take Two Pfdfessional Teams Around World NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Tim aiurnane Is authority for the statement thru Owner Charles Comlskey of the Chicago White Box Is contemplating a tour of the world with two professional bnso ball teams next year. If tho plans for such a trjp materialize It . will be one of the greatest booms for tho American pastime over attempted and would servo to show other countries, where the gamo Is little heard of, what a scientific con test It represents. It Is conceded that no manager or owner would bu moro capable In u pro ject of this kind than would Comlskey. and that ho could work- It to a success, j both artistically and financially. He j would no loubt surround hlmsnlf with ' a gathering of bright minds and up-to- I date entertainers. Who would keep the party In a happy mood through all the countries In which they would travel and leave a favnrablo Impression on the foreigner. It is admitted that the gamo will never hold In England, as. the Englishmen, has been educated to look for his outdoor game in -cricket- and soccer foot ball, but South America and the Orient are looked to for future development of base ball. i - Base Ball Managers Looking in Canada For Valuable Finds MONTREAL, Jan. 2 In their search for material to strengthen their teams, the owners and managers of tho various big base ball league teams are now look ing over Canadlun territory In the hope of making u valuable f nd. Several good players havo been found about Canadian towns during tho last couple of years. Finds, however, have not proven very numerous of late, and by no means as numerous as tho managers would like to have them. Charles A. Comlnskey, president and owner of the Chicago American loague club Is ono of the first of the big men to strike out In Canada. Ho is deter mined to strengthen his team for the coming season nnd has appointed Joe Page, well known throughout Canada as a base ball league organizer, as tho sole Canadian representative for the Chicago club. Joe Is now able to go after any likely looking material he may com ncroBs, and has tho r'ght to let the player affix his signature to a contract. Cornls koy has known Page for soma time, and Is confident of his ability to land a couple of promising youngsters. Motor Cyclists to Hold Convention This Year in July ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jun. 23.-Denver and Chicago aro the cities that are already being talked of for the 1911 convention and races of tho Federation of American Motor Cyclists, which are expcted to Ih; held In July. Chicago Is an active can didate for the evant, but Denver has bean strongly canvassing and will contend th.it the far west should be recognized. Should tho latter city get the conven tion It is probable that u big motor cycle tour from Kansas City to the convention city will be planned. An easy schedule from seventy-five to 100 miles a day could be arranged for those who care to travel leisurely over the Santa Fo or Golden Belt routes. There Is talk also of a road race, which would b so timed as to allow the tourists and competitors! in the race to reach their destination ut the same time. When tho 1913 riding season gets under way the great army of motor cyclists f tho United States will be found clad in a new, neat and serviceable uniform of dark olive. This Is the. result of tho adoption by the American Motor CycllKts of an official uniform for Its members. CREIGHTOnTeNTSTO HAVE SOME INTERCLASS GAMES Although tho Crelghton Dental collegn furnishes the bulk of the varsity basket ball train, interest In the game has led to the organization of an Inter-class Irague at the Dental college, and threo teams will contest for the championship of that department. From these class teams has been I selected a number who will represent the Dental college In games with outsiders. Games throughout Nebraska have been scheduled and the team will take a short W-lp The team is composed of Balder son, Hnllcr, Bliss, Boyne, Kllng and Munrli, Of these, the first three aro varsity men, whllo the rest are players of no mean reputation. I'lnelutr the While Hoi, Jlmmv Callahan reports that the White Sox will finish one-two-three If Jim Scott and Frank I .a nice last out the season, He thinks that "Big Ed" Walsh. "Lefty Mogrldge and Joe Bent, with the assist ance of Scott and I.ange, can swing the routh alders into the pennant Oarsman One of Mack's Stars Eddie Collins swinging on a fust one. Connie Mack's star Becond baseman ot the Philadelphia Athletics has hit around .360 for the lst four yenrs. Hp hus a keen eye and leans against tho .ball with great forco. Eddie is also a past master Farmer Burns Plans Interstate Tourney for All Wrestlers An Interstate wrestling tournufnent, to decide tho championship ot Iowa. Ne braska and Missouri, hy elimination con tests, is tho proposition which Farmer I Burns is working on. lie is planning on every wrestler in the three states, regard, less of weight, competing In the big un- dertaklng. Tho plan as outlined by Farmer Burns Is that every wrestler In tho state of Ne braska enter elimination contnstB and the winner of the Nebraska tourney wrestle the winner of the Iowa tourney and the winner of the Iowa-Nebraska match take on tho winner of the Missouri tourna ment. In this way the wrestlers would be eliminated until ono man would hold tho championship of tho thrco states. In Nebraska there aro over fifty wrestlers who could enter the tourna ment, Including some good men. In Iowa there aro almost this number, while In Missouri thoro are close onto 100 trappier. In Iowa there Is ono man who would probably stand the best show to win. This Is Jess Westergaatd. Frank (lotch having retired from the mat would not go In. In Nebraska Farmer Burns would probably land on top In the oleinlm atlons, while there aro three or four men about equally matched In MIhsoiiiI. PRESENT YEAR TO SEE BIG INCREASE IN M0T0R-DRIVENS Most of the big motor car factories and many of the smaller ones have an ! nounced that their 191S nmrlnrti,,,, win io a largely Increased one If they aro to . supply uio demand that Is uhead. And, of course. It Is to no expected that I truck manufacturers w'll be put to It to I handle tho rush of business that will pllo up on them during the year. Because tho utility of the gasoline car Is pretty Well established by this time, both In tho pleasure and commercial end of the busi ness; and (he "knockers" are becoming fewer and further between every year. Ho it Is safe to hazard the prediction that 1813 will be far and away the big gest year that motor driven vehicles havo ever had. And a great big percentage of tho mo-tor-drlven vehicles that will be sold in 1913 will be motorcycles, In 1912 something like 50,000 of tho two wheelers passed Into the hand of riders, and motorcycle authorities estltnatti that three times that flfeiire will be some where near the number sola this year. I'onell ioe to I.oala vlllr. The St. Louis club has released Pitcher Jack Powell to the Louisville club. Powell's departure follows that of fatcher Jimmy Stephens and leaves Bobby Wallace as the only veteran mem ber of the Browns. Powell went to St. I-ouls In W), when the Iloblsons trans ferred their Cleveland Splderu to Van. deventer avenuw for the misfit St. LouN team. Jack Jumped to tho Browns with six other mates In IMS, later was sold to New York, and returned to S IaiuIs again. Drawn In the art of stealing bases. He Is par ticularly adept at evading the fielder while shooting for 'tho bag. -Ills tricks for preventing tho man with the'baJl from getting It onto him aro much like Cobb's WILL MEET HERE TO FIX UP STATE RACING DATES C Shlnstock ot West Point, president nf tho Nebraska Speed association, will call a meeting of tlie directors of tho asso ciation for Omaha within a coplo of weeks to arrange for dates for tho circuit for tho coming year. Tckamah has not decided whether to put on a meet this year. I I H I Pn ihe Uke first. for The Bee by Twenty-One Games is Training Schedule For New York-Giants NBW YOUK, Jun St. llulhlom'M prr llmlmu I'liiillialgne Involving the three tennis of greater New York, promises to be u record breaker. Tim Giants have announced u training sehodule of twenty-one Kivns. while nuncm Kartell nnd KbbettH ImVe agreed tu open Brooklyn's ncV bull park on Saturday. April 7, and come back with n second engagement ml Monday. '1'hli means n double dedlcut'ou or Imiuguru tlon, as It will Introduco Frank Chnnco lure in chnrgi of his muv UNslgumuiit, as I boss of the Vnnkn. Chanco Will send i his Bermuda trained athletes against BUI ' rmhlon' Dodgers, ami If both sluhmcii , mo ready nnd right, Hums. Kurd-and Nap ltuckor may hook up tu tltn way or a filial touch for the, opening, five- days later. By the tlmu tho. Olapts flu'sli their siuing engagement they sltvujd be (It for another rush start. Twenty games should leave the miund- conditioned and ady at lop MH i'd, as 11 uicatm almost n nionth'M ivxhlb'tlou play. TldM- tlmu MctSraw will play but one preliminary gamo lu New York-that .with Yale on Apill 10, the day before the season opens. His two best contexts will be with tho Senators at Washington on -April 7 and 8, where Urlff ami his American lcuguo lineup aro looking for revenge. ANTHONY WILDING MAY RETURN TO TENNIS GAME NHW YOIIK. Jan. . SS. Anthony P., Wilding, the ruinous Australian lawn ten nis player, who for three years hitu held the all-Kngland championship, Is planning to return to tho game. This news-was received f 'inn Iondou a fow c'uys ago, ;in) In welcomed by Knhl Bohr. Frederick H. Alrxnndcr nnd others who have computed nga'nnt Wilding, who Is regarded as, a pioneer In the development of many1 of tlie finer points of lawn tunulannd In tho (raining of Its rules. Nix Nun Co. Tho Clovelund club has turned loose-fctx""''' piayers. uutneiuer ucnilryx, iMtcrttir Brenner nnd Third HKHe'maii Iclbhle gu to Now Orleans. Pitcher Krnpp lias bi sent Imnk to Portland, Ore . while Catcher Aduma and Outfielder Hauger havo been released to tho Nairn' farm in Toledo. Tho Clovlands recently signed drover hand to hblp out Carlsch and O'Neill be hind tho bat. The Grotte Brothers Company Wholesale Distributors 1206 Farnam St.. OMAHA, NEB. "Bud" Fisher SYRACUSE MAY GET BIG MEET Intercollegiate Athletic Assembly Mny Be Held in Big Stadium. OTHER PLACES SOLICIT IT All Sermiilile lo lime the Track nml I'leltl CliiiliiplitiiNlilpH Tried Out l imn Their Own IJroniiiln to lloont Helloolx. NHW VOUK. Jan. 23. Thoro Im a clmnuo for HyruciiHo holding tho Inter collegiate truck und fluid championships lu Its big new stadium this year, al though Philadelphia wants a return en gagement. Harvard has - put lu iv de mand, and New York wants them at Well. According lo the terms of tho gift hy Henry l.ee IllKgliiHoli, who gavo tho laud for the stadium at Harvard, theio Is .a quasi demand that no games ahall ho held there on Decoration day, for he guvo It as a memorial of Ids friends, who fell lu tho civil war, nnd the pre liminary oveutH this yeur arc held on that day, which seams to take Harvard out of consideration. HyrucuHc declares Unit Its flue new stadium should havo u trial, and Pennsylvania retorts that I ho gum en were so successful last year on I'Vanklln field that they should bo continued- t'licrn. Two ot the big Now York athletic clubs are also anxious for tho honor, so when tho Intercolleglatu ' Athletic association comes to consider tho question thero will ho ample argu ment from four sources. It Is many yeai-H fllueo tho gamoH havo been held In this city, white llurvuid has hud four ycarH of them, so It might be wise to try .Now York City for u change, even though thero ,1s no siadlum. Cer tainly the Now York Athletic club grouudH at Truvem Island would bo nu Ideal spot In tho last days of May for I'nii outdoor meet, Idaho I'lieiMUii, St. I-ouls critics aro 'crowning young . Baumgardner with pitching lauro's greater than Walter Johnson over wa Invested with. In. addition, .such wlso cx porta ns Oeorgo fJtovull, Bobby Wullaco Hiid Iou Crlser have gone on record as saying tlmt Baumgardner Iibm much tremendous speed und other promising points that they havo pronounced him as having "moro" thnn tho Idaho phe- 1 1 lit it ItelnriiN ('on triiet. Following hlH usual custom of not sign ing bis contract until ho reports ut ihe training camp, Outfielder Clyde Milan it Ht, Louis has returned tho contract sub mitted to him hy Manager (Irlfflth, stat ing that ho would prefer to tnke tho mat tor up with Griffith personally when he reported for training work. Mllun nn dono this every year of late. (