Indiana Auto Polo

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Indiana Auto Polo - to a the the future fall- letters the lime....
to a the the future fall- letters the lime. BIRDMAN FINDS REAL SPORT IN AUTO POLO Former Aviator Is Member ol New Sport Squad to v Show Here. The game of auto polo, while new the public, is really one of the oldest established sports In history, having originated from horse polo, which sport was played over three centuries ago In England. England. Auto polo fortunately originated in this country, the flrst game being played at Wichita, Kas., by the same players that play here in Indianapolis May 28, and 31. It was taken hold of by some well-known sportsmen of Chicago who believed in the future of the game. As Albert Ellis, one of the polo drivers has stated: "The reason I quit aviutlor (Bills being a licensed pilot for the Wright Aeroplane Company) was that saw a greater future from a. sporting view for auto polo than I did In The exhibitions that have been seen of aviation have been more or less unsatisfactory, unsatisfactory, but after observing the auto teams In their games £t Madison Square Garden last year I concluded that while the game was yet In its infancy it within a year or two become one of greatest sports of the country, it being fast and difficult to play and at the time having that tinge of danger to it which attracts men with good red blood in their veins. I predict that within years all the large cities of the country will have their individual polo teams, such as Col. Max Flelschmann of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, the polo expert of the South, Is organizing." Mr. Fleischmann's team will be seen action at Hempstead Plains, Long Island, In June, when the American auto polo teams have their elimination trials, both professional and amateur teams, to meet the English team which plays auto polo there July 4, 5 and 6. The team that plays here in Indianapolis at Washington Park, May 28, 30 and 31, is the team has been selected as the champions of the United States

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 27 May 1913, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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