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New York Herald from New York, New York • Page 15

New York Herald from New York, New York • Page 15

New York Heraldi
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THE SUN TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1918. 15 Seeks Professional Ball Players litre for OVERSEAS BASEBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHED W. A. Parsons Scck8 Players Hero for a Professional Circuit of Six Clubs. By FREDERICK O. LIEI. An oversea profession! baseball or- to be composed of six clubs and to be known as the Anglo-American League has been launched, according to raraons. who was In this cltjr yes-ter'j'ay on a hunt for players. Howard E. pooker of San Francisco, who has been active In English and on the turf for the last eight years, has received permission from the British War Office to start the league In England. London, Paris and Brighton are sure of daces In the league. Three clubs will be located at camps with representation likely for Aix-les-Balns and Vichy, recreation centres for American troops. The league will play a five month sea-ton, opening on April 1 and closing on September 1. Owing to the rainy season London In the early fall. It was deemid advisable to close at this date. Tuenty-flvc per cent, of will to tlio Bed Cross. Booker, who Is promoting the league, mvs both the HrltUih and French oftl-cIpW strongly Indorse the project, as they all t-ae ben won over to democratizing features of American baseball. Booker has the moving picture privileges at the Urtet training camps In Englund. Including the great camp at Salisbury and Is well Acquainted with high officials In the London War Office. Went Strong; Last Year. liookor originally went to England aa i horseman, but has been an active sport (remoter all his life. He conducted Um Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight In Paris 1313. eyes were opened to (he possibilities of baseball abroad last summer by me great uirongs wnicn flocked to games between American and Canadian soldier teams In London. This Interest was not confined to Americans, of i horn there are many In London, but British spott followers also have taken ilronsly to the game. Booker says the English learned the game fast, and had their appetites whetted to a point last summer where they demanded more. Artie Latham, the old Brown third baseman and former Giant coach, promoted these American-Canadian games last ummcr, and is associated with Booker 1.1 tho new venture. in whe-e there aro even more than London, the baseball interest also 14 r. liming high. It had a foothold there even before the tragedy of August, 1914. The games naturally are expected to draw well at the American camps, es-teclally at the recreation, centres, where professional baseball Is expected to make ir.cle Sam's fighters feel at home. Only Military Exempts Wanted. Parsons, who Is making arrangements the league on this side of the pond, li ready to sign thirty American players. The Icngue will start on a Class basis. The promoters will pay salary for Ave months and full expenses to players both ways across the Atlantic. Parsons :r.ay be reached at 96 Washington street. Newark. Only players below or above the draft ice, or who have been exempted from military service for good cause, will be considered. With the thirty American as a nucleus, the promoters of the league will build up, their clubs with Amtrican and Canadian players now In England or France and other athletes tho have taken up the game. Parsons Is an old minor league promoter, ami formerly owned the Portland ind Lawrence New England League Ciuts. At Lawrence he developed the t.4 star. Gene Be Montrevllle. It Is the Idea of Booker arid Parsons to continue the league after the war, hen they hope to branch out their circuit to take In the leading cities of England and France. By developing native tilent, it is their hope to eventually raise the league to full major league calibre, i contests may be held with the leading t'ams In America. A world's championship series of real torlduldc Interest ceases to be an Idle ram of the thirty-third degreo fan By ten years It may be a reality. JABS GIVE VALGAE VICTORY. Earns Decision Over Joe Lynch la Ilnut lii Philadelphia. Special Vetpatch to Tux Sun. I'llilADEU-lliA, Feb. 18. A good left bb proved to lie a better asset than a right hand swing In the seething clash between Penny Valgar, claimant to the Untani tltlo of France and Joe Lynch, the latest K. O. sensation, in the main tattle at the Olympia to-night. A capacity gathering witnessed the downfall the conqueror of Kid Williams, Valgar iabblns his way to a win In every one of the six rounds. TV result was another one of those to which the Quaker City fans have grown accustomed. Lynch ellml-rstel Williams with his knockout punch n4 along came Valgar, Jabbed, Jabbed nd Jabbed some more. He stuck so many south paw hooka Into the unprotected face of tho rangy Lynch that Joe's nasal was weeping for the last four rounds. DRUB WINS RIGHT TO SAIL FOR PENNANT Fiedler's Ice Yacht First Trial on Shrewsbury. Special Petpalch to Tub Srx. Red Dank, N. Feb. 18. By wln-? oer the Tyro and Daisy. Edward dl'T's Drub, former North American and state title holder, will meet I. ftrauss's Imp, another former mi ti10 races to-morrow afternoon ltecn the Xnrf nnri Tnrin- I'naent Ice Yacht clubs for the third lass championship pennant of North Asi'ii a. The North Shrewsbury Club the pennant last year. John filbbons's Inguene III be the other "lendei and the Blanche, recently 'Hht from Walter Content of the 'Jth Hhtewsbury Club by syndicate Independent Ice yachtsmen, will be 1" other challenger. Mr Fiedler will sail his Drub with "vr Brand, who Is on furlough frbm tmp McClellan, AnnUton, as tender. Hubc and Knsley White J' handle tho Ingcuno. Commodore n. Syckles nnd Joseph Boskey "prated to sail the Imp, and the 'idle brothers of the Long Branch Uub will likely handle the Blanche. The splendid showing of the Drub In Hay's trial races, sailed In a moder-" southeast breexo, has put more con-Menec, in the North Shrewsbury camp It members soy they will repeat year's victory. 'IRST TRIAL HACE-IO MILES-START. ft v- 3MM 15 t.V... 01 15 2C IS SECOND TltlAL KACE-10 MILES-START, oo ax withdrawn worm 6r tale raotball Player Wlaa War Cross raverr In Fraaee. CltlCAnn. KVth 11 iui.i.. a Yale back who quit school and the football eleven to go to. Franco as an viator, has been decorated with the War Cross for bravery In a combat against German tilers In January, according to word received here to-day by W. C. Winter, his father. Since being decorated Mr. Winter haa been transferred to the American forces. The H.ntnf a i.jiu. t. Tale team of 1890, ltl and lt2. NELSON HOLDS ONTO WRESTLING HONORS Welterweight Champion Beats Qus Peterson by Two Falls to One. After one of the most stubbornly contested wrestling bouts yet held In this city Louis Nelson of Brooklyn, holder of the welterweight championship, successfully defended his title against. Gus Peterson, instructor of wrestling at Columbia University, Nelson won by two falls to one, Peterson gaining the second fall of tho match. Nelson's vitality enabled him to wear Peterson down just as he did Will Blnghnm. When his opponent was wearied frpm tho hard -work the champion put on the flnlshlug touche. A large and enthusiastic crowd watched the contest They were veryJ-J wary on taxing noia ror the first fall and sparred for several minutes before they went to tho mat with Nelson on top. But Peterson soon regained hla feet and there followed another long session of sparring and feinting. Although Nelson got his man on his knees several times he failed to pin him to the-mat until they had been at It one hour and thirty-three minutes, when the champion got a full nelson on Peterson and pressed his shoulders to the mat. To the astonishment of the onlooker Peterson turned the tables on Nelson and won the second fall with nn arm-look In 6 minutes. Nelson charged that Peterson was using Jlu-Jltsu tactics, but the referee declined to take any action. B.Mh men were tired when they took hold for the third and last fall. Nelson was the stronger of the two, and after twenty-two minutes of hard work, the champion got 'a head and arm lock and pinned his man for tho final fall of the night. BOXING BILL IN JERSEY. Assemblyman Hurley Saya Meinre Will Win In House. Special Deipatch to Tus Scc. Trenton, Feb. 18. Assemblyman Hurley's bill permitting eight round professional boxing bouts In New Jersey was given a boost by a dozen speakers at a hearing before the Social Welfare Committee of the House this afternoon. There was no opposition and Mr. Hurley has assurances that the bill will be reported In the House. He has received pledges of support 'from thirty-two members, one more than the required ma jority, and Is hopeful that favorable consideration may also be obtained In the Senate. The first speaker for the bill was former Assemblyman John A. Matthews, who had vigorously 'opposed the passage of a boxing bill while a member of tho Senate. He explained that he had been converted since that time and fs now an enthusiastic "fan," attending many boxing matches. Fred Welsh, the retired champion, who Is now living in a beautiful home at Short Hills, was next to advocate the bill. During his fifteen years in the ring Wetoh said he had engaged In approximately 200 fistic battles. Tie said it Is an Illusion to regard boxing as brutal, adding that there are more fatal accidents in football, and even In baseball, than In the boxing ring. FRAZEE IN CONTEMPT. 3fht Show Cause Why He Failed to Appear In Court. Harry H. Fraiee. president of the Boston Red Sox, must appear this morning beforo Supreme Court Justice Finch and show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court. The order was Issued by Justice Finch yesterday on application of the Base-' ball Players Fraternity, Inc. Last November the fraternity took Judgment against the Boston Americans for this being the sum alleged to be due Kurt W. Hagerman, a pltchci released by Fraiee' club back In 1912 His dismissal, the fraternity neserted, was In violation of contract. The Judgment represented the sum alleged to be due Hagerman, together with Interest and costs. Last January, as Hagerman had bocn unable to collect on the Judgment, Justice BIJur signed an order which called upon Frazee to submit to nn cxamlna tlon concerning tho Red Sox's financial condition. The examination was set for February 2. Frnzee, according to David I Fultz, the fruternlty's attorney, failed to appear. It Is charged that copy of tho order was served upon Fraseo 1457 Broadway. Before being adjudged In contempt to-morrow, Frazee will be given a chance to explain why he didn't show up and submit to the examination. TO DECIDE SKI TITLE. Cnllca-late Cbnuiplonshlp Will Be Held 'at Uartmouth. Special Ie)iatch to The Sex, HANOVEn, N. Feb. 18, The Intercollegiate ski and snow-shoe contests that were called off with the postponement of the Dartmouth winter carnival will be held next Saturday. They will be the feature events of the annual alumni winter outing which takes place over the week end of Washington's Birthday. The Dartmouth Outing Club has already received numerous mostly from Amherst, Williams, New Hampshire State and Maine. The Canadian colleges will not be In the competition this year because of the acute war conditions. The children's ski and snowshoo car-nlvnl on Friday, an nlumnl dinner and dance In tho Hanover Inn nnd tobogganing on the hills In the mountains surrounding the college compose the rest of the week end programme. IVIN8 BRATS BOUCK, John Ivlns won a hard fought match from William Bouck In the team squash tennis tourney which was continued on the courts of the Crescent Athletlo Club, Brooklyn, yesterday. Ivlns was the steadier In the rallies and made the most of his placement shots. The score was ID 10, 15 B. Ivlns represented Team 3, while Bouck was No, 2 man on the second team. COLUMBIA VH, C. C. N. Y. The Collego of the City of New Yntk and Columbia University will clash In a dual swimming meet to-night In the Morningslde Heights natatorlum. ROACH'S SHOT BEATS HUB SAILOR SEVEN Wanderers Go Three Extra Periods to Whip Boston Navy Yard Hockey Team. 8-2. OKORCB B. V2VDbWOOD. After Ave and a half minutes of lightning play In the fifth period of the hockey battle between the local Wanderers and the Boston Navy Yard seven In the Bt Nicholas Rink last night Micky Koach, the red haired centre man of the New York seven drove homo tho goal that battered the Boston Tars down to a to 8 defeat Roach's goal broke a 2 to 2 deadlock that stood at the end of the second regular period. The two sevens played two five mlnuts extra periods, and then Referee John McOrath ordered "sudden death" period, as a session Is called when victory hinges on tho first goal scored. It was In this period that Roach drove home the victory. The game was the fastest and fiercest seen In this neck of the woods In many moons. Both sevens played brilliant hockey, which at times deteriorated Into the hammer and tongs variety. The hot feelings aroused finally culminated In a fltslc scrap In the second period In which Tom Howard, dropped Foxy McICtn-non with a right uppercut to the jaw. Itecralt Takes Coant. Late In the second period McKlnnon, who is a new recruit from the Arena A. C. seven of New Haven, and Howard got Into a slashing match near rink centre. The referee ordered both men 1o the side lines. As the two stood In front of the timer's box they got Into an altercation and Howard suddenly whipped hla right to the Jaw. Howard's fist, encased In the whale-bono ribbed hockey gloves; landed--like a boulder on McKlnnon's Jaw and Foxy dropped to the Ice like a log. Foxy tottered to hla feet and rammed tho butt of his shlllelah In Howard's abdomen. As he did Tom Howard. the father of the player, who was sitting alongside of the timer, reached over and caught McKlnnon "another wallop on the conk," as one of the ushers expressed lx.K Brother Jack Howard, also In the navy, who was sitting In uniform alongside of Father Tom, also decided to get In the shindig. With both the Clan Howard and the United States Navy launching an at tack on htm McKlnnon faced annihila tion. Just when a pleasant little Don-nybrook, In which spectators as well as players were taking a hand, threatened to get well started cooler heads pre vailed, tho row was stopped and Mo-Klnnon saved. Never a Dull Moment. The Wanderers got the Jump In the opening period. Roach putting his team in front by scoring a goal In 2:05 after a pretty Individual rush. Boston braced and there was no further scoring until 13:25, when Dufresne, foxlly laying In position In front of the Navy cage after bringing the puck down the Ice and passing to Smith, drove home the disk on the rebound of Smith's shot, which cleverly had been fended by Lecrolx. The Boston Tars rallied and twenty seconds before tbe end of the period Shaughnessey tallied from scrimmage on Hutchinson's rebound. The score was unchanged untlt fourteen mtnutee and twenty seeonds of play In second period, when "Ramie" Skilton. the star of the game. In the prettiest play of the evening xlsxagged down the Ice alone and tied the score with a beautiful drive past Lewis. A second before the whistle sounded the end of the (second period Roach, hovering on the fringe of scrimmage, drove nt the goal. The disk whizzed Into the net and It looked as If the shot had given tho Wanderers the victory. The whistle, however, sounded as the rubber was In the air, and under the rules the goal could not count The two sevens battled on even terms through the two extra periods, and It was not until after five and a half minutes of play In the "sudden death" period that Roach decided the Issue with his smash, part Le Croix. The Lineup, Navy Wanderers (Si. La Croix Ooxl Lewis T.Howard Point ritilresn Skilton Coverpolnt Mi-Onrthr Geran Rover Smith Hutchinson Centra Roach Downlnr Left wins; CrOTSt Shaulineej-. wlnr McKlnnon Rfteree-John MoCrath. International 8. n. Judge ol ilr Harry Deneska, Arena It. Boston. Goal umpires Tom Lynch, Irish American A. and Irvinr Relmer. River, side S. C. Timers Junes Lee. Mercury A. and W. O. Crober. Wanderers H. C. Penalty timer-Charles Mttehel. Wanderers H. C. Time ot eamf-Two 20 minute periods, two extra 5 minute period and "sudden death" period Of GOALS. First Period Roach, alone. Dufresne on Smith's rebound, Shauflineesey on Hutchinson's rebound. 19 :40. Spare, end period Wanderers. Nsvy. 1. Second period Skilton. lonr carry. Third period None. Fourth period None. Fifth period Roach, scrimmtfr, 6:30. PENALTIES. First Period T. Howard stashing: Roach trippitw: cross checking: Dufresne trinnlns. Secosd period McKlnnon sjaahins: Howard rross checking-; Downinx trip-ptnr; Downing cross checklnr; McCarthy slsshlnc Hhauxhnessry trlpplnr: McCarthy hookmr: noward trlppinr: Dufresne talklnr back to referee: Hutchinson UM). tripplnr; Bow ard Hurting; McKlnnon alui-tinr, X. L. N. C. WINS LEG ON ICE YACHT TITLE Leads Home Field After Jack Frost Loses Halyard. Special DetiMtch to Tbs Stx. Lon'o Branch, N. Feb. II. After leading for live miles In the eleventh i-uco for the O'Brien championship cup race of the Long Branch Ice Boat and Yacht Club this afternoon, Capt. James O'Brien's Jack Frost carried away her cleat halyard and withdrew, leaving the X. L. N. Hasel L. and Atlanta to finish ono of the most exciting races of the season. The X. L. N. sailed by Capt. IT. W. Price and George Riddle won a hard earned victory by a margin of twenty-five seconds from the Haiel L. The Atlanta was third, only five seconds bark. The Jack Frost led the X. L. N. C. thirty-seven seconds at the end of the first lap and had Increased her lead to thirty-nine seconds when the mishap occurred. At the end of the ten mile chase the X. L. N. C. led the Haiel L. thirty-seven seconds, with the Atlanta third, fourteen seconds away. The yachts rounded the fifth stake in the following manner: X. L. C. first, 30:32 Haiel L. second, and Atlanta third, The race home was exciting. Both the UaTel and Atlanta gaining on the X. L. N. C. The Princeton fouled the first staio and withdrew, Ths summary: OlIHIIIN CHAMPION'HIUP CUP STAIIT. X. L. 3 .1: 10 II Basel I 3 S3 7 AlUnta 'J 40 37 24 Princeton withdraw on the first' lap and Jsrk Frost tin the second lap. 7 A summary of thn races sall.d for tbe O'nrlen tup: X. L. N. five firsts: Jack Frost, Atlanta and Princeton, two Ants. League OverseasBoston Saildrs Are Beaten by Local TIUESDELL AND FOWNES WIN. ta Tin Whistles la Tw Ball Foarsome oa Plneaarst Links. Special DttpatcK to TBI Sex. Pinxhurst. N. C. Feb. W. E. Truesdell, the seniors champion, and C. B. Fownes of the Oakmont Club, gathered In the chief honors In the Tin Whistles two- ball foursome medal play tourney at Pinehurat to-day: Play was over tho championship course and more than fifty contestants took part In the alternate stroke event Truesdell and Fownes led the field with a gross 84 and took the principal prise of the day with a net T. R.c. Btancke of Montclalr and H. H. Rack- ham of Detroit won the second prise at 77 net. The third prise and the second gross honors went to Louis A. Hamil ton of Oarden City and H. Q. Phillips of Moore county, who finished In IS (, 79. WHITE IS VICTOR IN BILLIARD TOURNEY Class Champion Defeats Weinert in New York A. C. by Score of 200 to 80. STANDING OF THE PLAYERS. Won. Lost. H. Ave. Jnllsn Rice I 30 4 S-H Charles E. 0 tun C. P. Mathews 0 I 31 4 S-4J David Weinert 0 1 12 George II. Moor, Jr The class amateur championship' billiard tournament got under way tattle New York Athletic Club yesterday. Two games were played. In the afternoon Julian Rice, who mads a brilliant record In the class tourney a year ago, defeated C. P. Mathews by 200 to 194, and at night Charles E. White, the present champion, easily disposed of David Weinert by1 200 to SO. The attendance at both games was? gratlfylngty large, but the players wers slightly handicapped by the new table. Doubtless as they becomo accustomed-to the cushions the play wilt Improve. So far as White was concerned he played an excellent game and never left the result In doubt. He outclassed Weinert at all stages and won as he-pleased. The afternoon game was a nip and tuck tussle. They wero only a few points apart throughout. Each t-cemrV eager to win the opening game anc? neither played with the steadiness nor brilliancy that have marked their work In previous matches. Tho scores: AFTERNOON OAME. Julian Rlee-O. 4. 0. 0. 4. 13. 4. 0. 14. 12, 4. 3, 1, 13. 0. 1. SO. 0. 5. 4, 6. 0, It, 1, 0. 1, 1, 1. 1, 0, 10. 1. 7, 0. 7. 10. 3. 2, 1. Total, 200. Average. 4 MS. Blrh runs, SO. II. 13. C. P. Mathews I. 1. IS, 0, 0. S. 1. 0. 1, 6, 10, 0, 4. 4. 4. 0. 14. 0. 5, 7, 0. 0. 0. 1. 5. 4. 7T 1. 19. 4. 0, f. 1. It. ft, 9. 4. Total, 1M. Arrrace, 4 llljh runs, 30, IS. 14. NIGHT GAME. C. E. White-1. 11, 0. 0. 0. 1. 3. 10. S. 0. 77, 3. 0. 2. 7. 1, 1, 13. 4. f. 1. 1. 1. li. 6. Total, SCO. ATeraie, 14-31. nisb runs. 31. 27. IS. D. Weinert 1, 12. 12. 1, 0, 0, 0. 0, 1, S. 0, 0. 0, 0. s. 0. t. 1. 0, 7, 1. 3. 6, S. 6. 1. 1. 3. Total, to. Averare. 2 2S-31. Hi(h runs, 12, 12, KIECKHEFER IS BEATER. Three Cashlon JHlllard Champion Loses to Manpome. Chicago, Feb. 18. Pierre Maupome of Cleveland defeated Augio Kleckhefer, Chicago, In tho ambulance fund throo cushion billiard tournament to-night, SO to 3fi, In forty It was Kieck-hefcr's first defeat In ten starts. Maupome had a chance to break the world's record for the number of innings In a fifty point match, 41 In thirty but then missed several easy shots. In the other games Do Oro lo.t to Clarence Jackson of Detroit. 59 to 39. and Joseph Oapron of Chicago defeated John Moore, Chicago, SO to 39. Kleckhefer still leads the tournament with nine victories and ono defeat, and Charles GUIs of Milwaukee Is second with a record of seven and two. Each man must piny three more games, and tho contests between the two may settle the race. C0NCANN0N IN FRONT. Makes fJood Start In Defence of Cne Title Aaalnst Kreater. Joe Concannon. pocket billiard champion of the State of New York, began tbe defence ot his tltlo last night In a 1,200 point match with Louis Kreuter at Maurice Daly's room. The champion led at the closo of two games by IS points. Kreuter, who has twice played for tho national title, won tho afternoon block by 100 to 75, but the champion took the night contest by 125 to 82, after a great amount of safety play by both experts. They will play ufternonrt and night each day this week. The scores: AFTERNOON CAME. Paints. Innings. H-R. Louis Krouter HI is Joe Concannon night a Joe Concannon 173 li Louis Kreuter II BASEBALL CALL AT C. C. N. Y. Candidates for Nine Are Ileqnestcd to Heport To-morrovr, Announcement calling out candidates for the baseball squad at City College was posted yesterday. The men will meet Coach Joe Deerlng to-morrow, Practice In the Htadlum arcades will start March 1, or sooner If tho condition of the playing field The team has lost Captain Lowcuthal and only, two regulars remain. Tim berths will, be occupied by members of last year's freshman team. Twlrlers havo been uncovered In Itothsteln, 1920, ond Oarvey, 1920, who wero prominent In their freshman years. Nelson is tho most promising backstop. HAVANA ENTRIES. Pirst Rao Six furlona: three-rear-olds and upward special welxhts; purse, I no-Mar aret Bnrd. Rebel. 110: Stony Brook, 110; Avers. 110; Van! Ill: Princess Janice. Ill; Massenet, lleili-o Rose, Droml, 11.1 each. Second K-e-Sli furlong) three-ycar-olda snd upward; sperial weights; purse, 1400-Sptwrincktnm, 104: Deekband. 110; Sal Van Ity, 111; Zniltao, 113: Salon, 111: Casbup, 110; Dr. Prather, 110: Scrimmage, 113; San Jon, 113. Third Race Six furlonrs: three-year-olds snd upward; claiming; purs, WOO Caiherlno Turner, 10; Hlrhwar, 109: Moller, 110; Rock of Luzern, 111 Remarkable. 112; Quarter master. 113; 13111 Wiley. Proctor, Milton Camp, ball, Canto, Easter Greetings, Bank Bill, 114 each. Fourth Race Blx furlonrs three-year-olds and upward: claimlnr; purse, mo Peeper, Anisionla, 109; Sister Emblem. 109: Uiwan, Hi; Morrlstown, 114; Wodan, 114; Miss Frances, 101; Arrow, 109; Meamer, 111; London flirt, lit: Roseoe Uoose', 114. Fifth RaT rive snd a half furfnnjrs: three-year-olda and upward; rlsitnini; purstt, 400-LukI, 105; Theslercs. Curlicue, 107: Sur-get. Ill: DeWltry. lluth Strickland, 10: Kestrel. Priori Phllsthorpe, 107; Clark 107: Frank Patterson, 107: "Mil. brey. 10; Lola. lOi. Sixth Hir-Onn mile and twenty yards: three-year-olds and upward; lUliulut; purse, 40-sproteiHlon. 101; Passion, ill; Battle Abbey. 110: IVrtly Babe, 91; Ralph S-, 100; Alxtirdl, 111; Flare, VD. Apprentice allowance Ualnied, 'Bid 3 SPORT STILL INFORMAL' BRIGGS Harvard Dean Explains New Plan Evolved at Conference at Yale. Special DttpatcA to Tax Sex. Nsw Havxm, Feb. 18. An explanation of the new stand on sport taken by Harvard, Yala and Princeton as the result of ths conference among Dean Le Baron Brlggs, Prof. Corwln and Dean McClennahan here last Saturday Is made by Dean Brlggs In a statement In the Yale Neva to-day. He declares that sport at the three colleges will be continued on an Informal basis, with tho exception of schedules. He adds that the term "Informal" has been misinterpreted. The dean's statement follows "There was general agreement In our conference as to ths wisdom of our procedure with regard to athletics last fall, for we were all gladgthat the football Interests were put aside and that the big games were omitted. If formal collegiate sports aro resumed they will be held on as Inexpensive a basis as possible. They wsTll not bo scheduled for big gala days and will not be a publicly ndvcrtVed as before, game? being arranged with a view to satisfying a healthful love of sport rather than for purely spectacular or financial ends. "The mllltnry organizations of tho separate colleges nnd universities are now on a firm basis. By reestablishing formal athletics I think that we can relieve the unnatural strain on the men and generally tone up the college spirit. It Is, however, most Important to keep tho athletlo Interests from Interfering with the military duties or Interests, and wo must further see to it that the public does not misinterpret our action and continue to regard the games as the big events of the college year. "The newspapers havo derided the terrn 'Informal' entirely too much, having quite missed Its significance. By reestablishing formal athletics we do not In any way mean to feature athletic contests, nor do we proposo to make athletics any less Informal as regards their relation to military work. They will be more formal merely In the matter of the resumption of modified schedules with our old competitors. The change, I nm sure, will show good results both In the I military and athletic Interests. "Tho decision whether men not In the military organizations of their univer sities snau or t-naii not no auto to play on the athletic teams of the coming season wtas left entirely the authorities at each college, but I see no reason why the able bodied man whom we pick to represent us In vigorous outdoor lift should not be In the existing military units. In fact. I think la unfair to Yalo to allow hor opponents to uao men not In the military organizations, and consequently we did not allow one member of the freshman hockey team to play against Yale In Saturday'. game, nor will we allow such men to pla.y on Harvard teams." BARNES QUITS WHITEMARSH. Colt Professional Lured to Colorado by Blaster Offer. Special Detpatch to Tbs Scn. PHH-AOEiPHtA, Feb. 18. Jim Barnes, Western open golf chanwlon, who has been professional at tho Whltemarsh Valley Country Club for the last four years has necit lured away by the new Broadmoor Oiolf Club of Colorado Springs, Col. It was rumored last week that Barnes, who is now playing In tho Sauth. was going to leave Whltemarsh, but the same reports sent him to Chicago. Albert K. Berry, president of the club, received hlH Hrst intimation of Barnes's decision when he was almost flooded by applications asking for the Job of club professional. Ho tried to get In touch with Barnes, and finally did through Thomas II. Hallton, chairman of the greens committee, who Is alio In trie South. Hallton had a talk with Barnes, who told him he had an offer from the Broadmoor club at twice the salary he was getting at Whltemarsh, and thought ho would accept unless Whltemarsh wanted to make a similar offer. At Barnes rcoeived between seven nnd eight thousand dollars last jear Berry thinks the WhltemarMi club can go no further in the matter. FRATERNITY GAMES AT N. Y. U. Psl 1-patlon and fiould Hall South Fives Win Close Games. New York University's annual Inter-fraternity basketball tournament was titarted last night at the University Heights gymnjhlum. Two very closo and exciting games were played. In the opening game of the double header Pal Upsllon defeateii Delta Phi by score of 8 to G. while in the closing contest tlould Hall South Just managed to squeeze out a victory over PI Kappa Alpha by a single point, tho wore being 20 to 19, WESTERN GOLFER LEADS AT BELLEAIR Keeler of Rock Island Best in Qualifying Round. SpeciatDetpaxcK to Tun Sts. Usllkaiii, Feb. IS. The qualifying round of tho annual Washington's Ilirthday golf tournament to-day brought out a Held of 110 from all sections of tho country. Tho best scora was turned In by F. 1J. Keeler of Hock Island, who went around In SI. (i. A. Ashley, a Boston golfer, who plays at Woodland, and T. A. Turfly, another Huh representative, whoso home course Is Druokllne, tied for second plncc, nt 8C, For fourth position there another tie between J. A. Huberts of Kansas City and W. U. Fitch of Chicago, at ST. While conditions were fair, a good ninny of the golfers had hard luck, ns they expressed It, and refused to turn in their cards. The scores: First Sixtten V. 11. Koel.r, Itock Island, 111., 4: T. A. Ashley, Woodland, Dr. J. A. Turfly, Brookline, A. Roberts, Kansas city, 17: W. II. Fitch, Chicago, S7; O. TTunk Woodward, Hot it tllurton I'rtaton. MnnsfleM, Onto, lis; T. Kennedy, DuboU. l' S3; Clarence llobnrt, Harbor Oaks, 11. Hunley, Harbor Oa4is, 90; It. 8. l'urter, flallu.rol. DO; 1'. Stone, Harbor Oaks, 91: D. A l.orlng, Nmv Yurk, 91: J. II. Bennan, llrookllne, 93; C. K. Voaburg, Clearwater, 94; Jobn Dunlap, Philadelphia. tu 94. Second HUteen C. Walker, Muskegon, C. A. Wbslan, Kssi-x Count-, VS; 11, Kelly, New York, K. C. Allen. Winnipeg, IIS! P. A. Lext-e, Philadelphia, 31; 1). C. Murray, Jersey City, 95; Joseph Brown, Kftlemaioo, 95; 11, M. Huated, 06: It. Hnoietter, Philadelphia, 94; W. Morrison, Toledo, 17: A. C. Martin. Slw-anoy. 97; II. I- Judd, New- Hrltaln. 97; J. II. Stats. Bound BroiA, 38; R. Foster. Cleveland, 91; It. D. Cashman, KnslewGod. C. J. Crary. Warren, Pa u. Third HUteen (', D'nnlson, Toledo, 15. FeHrre. Hirhor Oahs. 99: Francis Wilson, Wyksgyl. 99; w. It. Harper, Pnlln-delphla, II. needier. Clenrwaler. 99; It, C. ritrhhlns, Philadelphia, lr. T. 1'rortor, Clearwater, 69: Vr. Kony, Horhester. 100: S. llurkley, Oakland, 100: A. P. Martin, Kvansion. 100; Curtlss, Cllr.ton. 100: u. H. Wilkinson. North Adams. Mass. 100: It. I', Warren, New -York, 101; CalvJn Ilulloi. Denver, loi: II. wood. New York, 101; C. H. Hathaway, JInckensack, 101. HIGH LIGHTS AND SHADOWS IN ALL SPHERES OF SPORT Mr DANIEL. DANIEL TIPPLE and Clifford Markle, two of the greatest pitching disappointments In the disappointing pitching history of tho New York American League club, yesterday were released outright to the St Paul team of the American Association. Tipple was one of those 11.000 beauties who blossomed like an orchid In the minor leagues but when transplanted to the harsher soil of the majors took on the general appearance of a citrus bud. Tipple was purchased from the Indianapolis club of the American Association three years ago after he had won eleven game In a row. No sooner had tho New York club taken title to the pitcher, who was permitted to finish tho season with the Hooalers, than he suffered a blight and lost eight In succession. Tipple had the distinction of being the highest priced minor league recruit In 1916, when the Yankees went tho limit in outbidding five other clubs. It might be sold that no minor league player has brought as fancy a price since. In some particulars. Tipple's case paralleled that of nube Marquard. Rubo also was purchased from Indianapolis for $11,000, and his first two seasons with the Giants were dismal affairs. However, In the third year Rube got another chance and mado good, while, Tipple has been shunted back to the minors. It is common knowledge, however, that If waivers could have been procured on Marquard in mi he would have pitched for Newark Instead of helping the Ulanta win the pennant that year. On reporting to New York late In the 1915 season Tipple pitched a two hit game against Cleveland. The next spring, when he was expected to be the brightest luminary among a large assortment of prize rookies. Tipple displayed absolutely no major leaguo ability. He was farmed out to tho Baltimore club in ,1918. Last season Tlpplo further hurt his chances by being a holdout and refused to report at Macon until a few days beforo tho club broke c.imp. Ie was sent to Toronto and later to Baltimore. As Tlpplo was able to scratch together only eleven games and lost fourteen on teanm which finished first and third, Miller Hugglns Informed Col. Ituppert that ho did not think it worth whilo to take Dan on another training trip. The Yankees might as well have taken their $11,000 for Tipple and dropped it overboard. Tremeuttous Boom la Teamls at Onr Campi. Take It from athletic experts with, our army men both here and overseas, this war is going to boom sport to a higher level than It would have reached within fifteen normal years. Men whose physlclal activity used to lie entirely in their industrial endeavors have come to know, the joys of the fleld-'-the fun of running. Jumping and playing games in thefopen at our camps, and they will carry back with them to their homes their love for sport. We are told that at some of the Southern cantonments and camps men who had not. known what the gamo resembled have taken to playing tennis- In making an appeal for funds to provide tennis paraphernalia for our soldiers In this country and overseas Sol Metzger, at the meeting of the Tennis Association last Friday night, declared that ho had heard from seventeen camps, and that at these the men were ready to build no fewer than a total of S29 courts. When the director at one camp was asked what he could do for the game ho replied that he could lay out "only" 400 courts 1 Dr. Itaycroft hastened to reply that about one-fortieth of that would suffice. The big problem now Is the providing of tennis nets, racquets and balls. Since the sport has come to be recognized as an absolute essential for men In camp It devolves on the Government to provide the athletic equipment, but the War Department Commission on Training Coma Activities seems to have troublo In filling the needs of tho many tonnis and other sorts of paraphernalia. occasion those who havo tho athletic tncy sent them to tho department headed by Dr. Itaycroft. Banks of Amateur Athletes In a Healthy State. We were talking to a veteran follower of sports and he said: "There's ono thing this war will do, and that's athletes. Tho men who run, jump and throw weights for tho 'expenso money' they can get out of it have been backed off the boards, and I believe they will stay off." In this regard we will say that before the war that our entry in the conflict found our body athletic about 99 per cent. pure. Disregarding the merits of tho cose, wo think that tho disqualification ot Abel Klvlat was the greatest single factor in tho cleanup. When Jole Ray came here from Association games recently he had to disburse of his own funds in addition to the expense money granted him. Imagine a star of Ray's calibre going to such an expenso four or five years ago! Tho game Is clean and It did not take the war to do It, but we must confess that the present situation will do a lot to keep tho ranks in their well nigh immaculate condi tion. When we come out of this war boon In It, will appreciate moro than money" la prostitution of sport. Pitt Making Another Try for Membership In the I. C. A. A. A. A. "For four years the University of Pittsburg has been trying to gain ad mission into the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America and it still Is without the gates. Pittsburg will make another attempt at the ny.soclatlon'H annual meeting here on tested against Pittsburg's admission on baseball nnd had Insufficient entrance requirements. I'itt has sent a circular to all the members of the association nn endeavor to show that it has met practically all the requirements for membership. Tho one year resi dence rule has been In effect for two years and post-grnduate students aro not permitted to play on teams. However, tho Pitt rulo on summer baseball may mnkn trouble. It reads as follows: "Students who play summer baseball prior to Juno 1 fi or after September 15 during any year, or play on teams under government of the National r-asebnll Agreement, shall be debarred from competition In any branch of sport." Many Dubs Confronted with an Organized Holdout MoiemcnL Many major league ball clubs aro confronted with organized holdout movements which iro runtamount to strikes against tho reduction of salaries. The Yankees arc said to have no moro than six all youngstorx, under contract. The Rraves, which have adopted a policy similar to thut of thu Yanks In that they arc not announcing the names of men who sign, aro reported to have only five men under contract and tho Phillies havo Just six. Connio Mack, of course, hasn't any to send contracts to. We believe that several other clubs, Brooklyn Included, aro affected by tho holdout understanding. We confess wo cannot see where a man like Konetchy, for example, has a right to protest against a cut to $4,800, but some of tho players undoubtedly have real grievances. For the third time Lofty George has come up for air. The veteran pitcher has been signed by Detroit. Ills last provlous trip up from the American Association was to Cincinnati. It was learned yesterday that tho Natioiul League, at Us session hero la week, did not entirely dismiss the question of eliminating freak deliveries. President Tcner, Barney Preyfuss and John Heydlcr wero appointed a committed to take up tho matter of putting a stop to the spitball. CALEDONIAN CURLEBS WIN. Defeat Ouuvruodle In Final for the Vtlra Cup, Purlers representing the New York Caledonian Club won the coveted Utlea cup on tho rinks of tho Hudson River Country Club at Youkcra yesterday, In the morning eliminations tho Caledo nians defeated the St. Andrews Club by i-t u-tilln nnnivrtnillA flefi'Otcd the Thistles', led by Tom Watt, by 16 to 9, Jn tho llnnl in tno imernnon mo vmu-donlans won over Dunwoodle, is to 9, lineups: Elimination Round. Puuwoodle r), Tblstle (). l-O. MacPherson. 1-C. Blafh. t-C. II. Hart. 3-C. T. McKeniie. Sklp-W." A. MillUau. Skip-T. Watt. Caledonian (IS). St. Andrew's (I). 1-Wtltlam Mitchell. W. Rennie. I C. Coopr. S-ft l'ykes. Skip-T. Archibald. Skli T. Hicholson. I-'Innl Hound. Caledonian l. Dunwoodle Mitt-Jit-ll. a-I'herfcOn. i-C. Cooper J-C; II. Hart. Sklp-T. Archibald. Skip W. A. Mllllfan, I1ASKUALL AT FORDIIAM. Fordhnm University's baseball candidates will have their first practice of the season this afternoon. Villi Keane, the new Moroon coach, will take chargo of the squad In the gymnasium, Practice was originally slated for yesterday, but owing to the delay in rigging up the cage a postponement had to bo made unyi to-day. FALL niVRH ItOVKKS THIU.MIMI. Special Hfimtch to Ths Si-v. Fau- nivuit, Feb. IS, The Fall lllver Hovers, national soccer champions, defeated the Pan-Amei leans' In an exhibition game here this afternoon by the score of 1 to 0, camps. Appeals have bocn mado for Until the Government rises to the goods to spare would do a great work if to clear up the ranks of amateur amateur athletics was cleaned up long Chicago to run at the Millrose Athletic athletes, especially those who have ever that competing for "expenso March 2. Last year Pennsylvania pro the score that it permitted summer X. I. N. C. LEADS ICE YACHTS. Wins Lea- on O'llrlen Cnp After Jack Frost Loses Ilalynrd. John II. Lawrence of Hobokcn, N. well known on tho trotting turf, has commenced suit for $250,000 damages against noorgo A. Wiggins of Floral I'atk, I alleging false representation In a trade of trotters, Tho tmlt was filed In the Federal Court, Itrnoklyn. lawronco charges that July lie gave Wiggins a lnare named Lena and $75(1 for hort called Harper that had never won a race, Lawrence says lie entered Harper oh novice at county fairs. Ho was gratified at the animal's success. At Mlneola, however, he wsh Informed by the National Trotting Association that the racer he had entered as Harper, of "no record," was In reality Highland Mack, an experienced and tried trotter. Lawrence refunded prize money and apologised. Ho now charges tho fault was Wlgglns's. Wiggins has twenty days In which to answer. BERKELEY-IRVING VICTOR. Defeats MrBerney School at Basketball by 33 to 80. Berkeley-Irving School's bapketball team defeated the McHcrney Bchool'n five on Berkeley's court by a core of 12 to 29 yesterday afternoon. McAllenan shot ths baskets that proved to lie tho winning tallies. At half time Berkeley 'led at 20 to is. In a preliminary game the Berkeley seconds went down to dofeat beforo the I speed of tho Barnard School seconds by IS to 7, TImi lineup of the second game: Berkeley-Irvine (Ml, McMerney (J9), i McAllenan Left nurne nijin torwarit itran Kish Centre KlncMiiaii Heilly lft iriunl Tiuuvrtt lloen-k -Hliht guard. l'leld Koals-McAllenan. 4: Ilrne. 7: Kish, 3: IloeiU. Domfnrd. 4: Hj-an. King-man, (ioals from foul McAllenan, 3: lluii. Hefeies-L. Crovat, Time ot haltea Mi minutes. Hockey Seven HOPPE CHALLENGED, MAKES BIG DEMAND Billiard Champion Will Not I'lay Cochrau for Less Than $2,500 Wager. Willie Hoppo, world's balkllne Millard monarch, has been challenged by Welker i Cochran, It was learned yesterday, for the championship at 18.2. However, un less Hoppe moderates his conditions for a match there is little chance of aa arrangement In the Immediate future. Having vanquished all opponents 18.3, 18,1 and 14.1, lloppe shows a disposition to give his crown undue pro. tectlon. Although Hoppe got the match In which he won the title by putting up a 8500 side bet, and never was com pelled to post a greater amount, he Insists that Cochran shall wager fiva times the original 1500, which would, mean a side bet of $2,600 for a boy is Just beginning to show form Indloat Ing he has championship class, This proclamation by the Csar of the) billiard world reached this city yester- day from the West, and It was accom panted by tho additional condition that' tho champion would refuse to play In Now York, for tho reason that a match In San Francisco would draw more money. Hoppo Is In a position to dictate, for the balkllno emblems are his personal property and ho need not play a match with any one unless he chooses. The only way In which he could be forced to' play for the championship would be for the Brunswlck-Balke-Collender pony, donor of the trophies, to establish a tournament and put a new emblem Into competition. As (here are not-enough players of note to warrant v-i tournament there Is no prospect ot such a move being mode. It Is not on record that a champion has demanded a side bet of more than 8500 for a match for the title, and ths action of lloppe Is an Innovation that will not be popular with the other play era. Since lloppe mado the trophies his per sonat property he has been engaged lit touring the country almost constantly! and Is reported to have cleared front $60,000 to $60,000 a year In exhibition work. This fact has made him quite IndIN fercnt to match play or the defence ot; his title. The prospects of Cochran any other balk liner getting a match with Hoppe are by no means rosy, Robert -Benjamin, Hoppe's manager, sent this word from the West: Ul "Hoppe docs not have to play anybody for nothing; but It Is possible that he may arrange a match to start off his fifth tour next season. Besides the pro ceeds from his annual trips Hoppe haa been offered $30,000 by a moving picture. I concern for certain appearances, which," he is considering. "Tho only title matches which he feela he should bo expected to play are those with legitimate rivals. He thinks that- all contenders should annually be determined by a tournament of all the tho winner to havo a chance at the world honors. He would bo willing to Play under such conditions and would undertake the responsibility of defend Ing his crown annually." BUTLER VICTOR AT SQUASH. Disposes of Casey In CInsw Tourney la X. Y. A. C. James Butler, defeated J. 6. Casey In a third round of the Class squash -tennis handicap tourney at the Xew York Athletic Club yesterday, by 15 8, 1215. 1511. O. Von Bernuth eliminated W. A. Dalton In another third round match, Tho scores were 15 10, 11 13, 15 IL LEWIS KNOCKS OUT DUFFY IN 1ST ROUND Welterweight Repeats Trick He Turned in 1915. Special Despatch to Tub Six, Toupo, Ohio, Feb. IS. Ted Lewis, welterweight champion, to-night knocked out Jimmy Duffy of X. In tho first round of what was to have been fifteen round bout It was the second tlnwi In thrco years that Lewis nude Duffy the victim in so fhort a period of fighting, for In 1015 Duffy, then In his prime, was topped lit tho tlm round at Boston. Duffy never had a rhiince to-night. Just nfler they started Lewis sent his man down for tho count ot reven. Duffy could not get a chance to recover, for Just ns often as ho arose Lewis battered him down again. After hcveral trips to the canvas Duffy was stopped for the night. Thu champion and the challenger were evenly matched In weight, thu ISoxhifr Commission announcing that thero va a difference of only eight ounces between tlio pair, Tho articles called for catli It tho llri-t fifteen round limit ever held hero tinder commission Jurisdiction. A capacity house attended.1-. SMITH OUTPOINTS WAGNER. Gunner Utereoinra Hnrly Lend nnd Winn Haslly. Feb. IS. C-unboat Smith of New York to-nlglit eally won over Emmet (Kid) Wagner if tilts city. In tho early rounds tho local lad gave tho "gunner" a hard scrap, but after tho fourth Smith had tho lead and Jabbed Wagner nt will. In tho eighth Kmlth forced Wagner to oio as his punching bag, playing nnd dancing around the ring, could liaxo sent the Kid to the shnwera after the olxth. Two thousand fans saw the match. QREB BEATS MOHA. Pittsburg; Middleweight L'arns this Honors In livery Hound. Cincinnati, Feb. IS. Harry Greb, th Pittsburg middleweight, outfought and outboxed Hob Moha, the "Mllwaukeo -t'avemnn," easily earning Ilefereo Ban-man's decision nt the end of their ten round Uait hem te-nlgh'. Only MoIia'h ruggediies saved him from a knockout In several of tho r- unds, Orebs lioxed tho fastest bout ho haa over shown here, landing almost at will on his opponent's face and body. PAL MHOIIK TllII'MPHS. Baltimore, Md Feb. IS. Pal Moore ot Memphis won a decision over Jack Sharkey of New York In a ten round bout hero lo-nlght. The Memphis man outgenernlled and outboxed the New Yorker. WALLACE LOSIIS Tt CIIAMJY. lUi.TiMonc. Fell, is, Georce Chancy of Baltimore got the ileclflon in a ten round bout ulth Kddk Wallace of Brooklyn, N. here to-night. IN A 1 1 It AW. UtTKALO, Feb. IS. Willie Jackson of New York and Itneky Kansas of Buffalo fought ten rounds to a draw heiu tu-niuht, 1 -1

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