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Page 1 0 THE GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Tttesdfay Morning, February 17, 19 2 5 . - FO'QTB'AILIL Y. M. C. A. ATHLETICS boxing WOIR 1LB OF SPORT I raging LOCAL SPORT . ., CIRCLES BASEBAILi: RING GENERALS : SHOOT DUDS IN STADIUM FIGHT Rickard, Others Hustling About Talking Construction as Fans Grow Dizzy. By SPARROW M'GANN Special I'orrtspondfnt of The Trlhun New York, Feb. 15. New York fans rre in the position of inhabitants or H city who are bearing pounds of a i-reat battle, yet do not know which I'rmies are fighting or what it Is all ybout. v - . -: i Except in the case of New York, it ferns prettv clear that one of the con-lending generals is Tex Rickard. lie i-an be seen wheeling big guns here rnjl -there- and it is certain that he is t hooting at some one and that some t ne is shooting at him. But whom and Mitch?'. What? Why? - There aje.two big objects in plain light, also. One of them is the promoted great Queensboro stadium and there is llickard's proposed big Eighth pvenue structure, the new Madison Square garden. Reports that investors who might e interested have held back because rf the fact that Tex took in well over $400,000 at the Wills-Firpo fight and Vet lost mcney, have been circulating. Yet reports of this sort may be a barrage laid down by opponents. New Stadium On the other hand, Jack Kearns is teid to be one of the interested parties Sn the Queensboro proposition, his idea being to tnake money by producing JJeinpsey here, dividing Jack's purse od a 50-50 basis and at the same time tharing in the promoter's cut of the receipts. . Additional talk along this line pie- for anyone but Rickard and Kearns is V . '. n 1. liint oKinrTA Kiu T Tninu. xnis may oe an uuuk. unci) enough it is; in fact, the wljble Queens-lioro project may well be bunk. There is ho much bunk everywhere jou listen that the fan finally gets in a condition either where he will believe nothing or will believe .everything. The former state of mind is much the more sane attitude to hold. For instance, why is. Rickard running over to Jersey these days talking to big politicians and men of wealth in the vicinity of Newark? The dope is that he has in mind a great outdoor tadium, the greatest the world ever paw. to be built on the Jersey meadows which lie between Newark. and Jervy City. This section of nieadowland in mind can be reached from New York City in less than '15 minutes. One would thiuk if the big arena at Eighth avenus and f!th street , is progressing as is reported to be the rase, Rickard would have his hands full in attending to it. Talk has been lleard from time to time that Rickard lias not the firm hold on his Jersey City trump card, the big wooden and highly inflammable saucer on Boyle's thirty acres, that he used to have. If this is so. the Newark scheme may be a weapon to point at the heads -of the Jersey City crowd. "Whether that weapon is loaded is for the 'Jersey City men to decide. Among "that crviwd are the sort of men who might be willing to take a chance, thus saying to Rickard: "Aw, go on and shoot." Wills Looms Getting back to the Queensboro yarn, it is not to be doubted that those who are behind the venture will be able to us" Harry Wills as an ace. But just now Dempsey is with JCickara anil is iiKeiy to siay wim mm , and if Tommy Gibbons has to make a choice between two sets oi promoters he probably will choose Rickard unless he is dead anxious to face Harry Wris in the ring. But with a chance for a bout with Pempsey who, should he win, might hand the croyn to Tommy-and retire and with the fans getting more and more interested in a bout between Gibbons and New York's best bet. Tunney. the chances are that the St. Paul fnauW will decide it the part of wis-iom to stick to Rickard rather than to his rivals. So, now ,the writer has set down all the whisperings that have come to liim from inside sources this week. If the reader can draw any conclusions cut of it all, it is more than the writer :an do. QUINTS ARRIVE FOR TOURNAMENT Majority of 16 Teams Entered In North ' Central District Meet Expected Today for Session High school basketball -teams from, the north central district are expected to arrive here today and. tonight for the opening of the district tournament Wednesday afternoon on the high school floor. Coach Ed. Godfrey announced Mondav- night. Sixteen teams will compete, making the Great Falls meet the largest in the state.' "The tourney will continue until Saturday next. The Blue and White stjuad virtually completed its practice for the tourney Monday with, the result 10 men are considered in the selection of the seven who must play throughout the meet. Coach Godfrey announced his tentative selection, as follows: Lux and Stil-lings, center or forward; Townsend and Woodall, forwards; Gerber and Lenny, guards. The remaining 'man will be' selected from ' Semmmgson, Teddy or Reiner, with Lilly a possibility. It is expected the visiting teams will stage light workouts on the high school floor Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning. Great Falls will appear in its first contest at 3:15 Wednesday afternoon, against Chinook, in the second game scheduled in the meet. Advance seat sales indicate a keen interest in the meet. Coach Godfrey said, with the probability numerous fans will accompany their teams to remain as long as they are in the running. ERNIE NEVERS PRESSING WEST ATHLETES HARD FINNISH FLASH PASSES RIVAL TWICE IN 22-LAP TWO MILE RACE Philadelphia, Feb. 16. Paavo Nurmf, the Finnish flash, continued his victorious campaign on American indoor tracks Monday night when he raced to a decisive victory in the two- mile special, the feature event of the Philadelphia College of. Osteophathy games in the 103rd cavalry armory. His time for the distance on the indoor dirt track was 9 :30 2-5. Nurmi's time will go down as a world's indoor dirt track mark as the books fail to reveal any records made under similar conditions on an indoor dirt oval. He completely outdistanced the field of four starters, lapping every, man at least once and passing Giinnar Nillsen,-his fellow countryman, twice on the ejeven-lap track. James Connolly, formerly Georgetown athlete, but now running unattached, finished "second, a lap and a half behind the flying Finn. Nillsen was third, more than two laps behind Nurmi. - ' . . WONDER WHAT PAAVO NURMI THINKS ABOUT Stanford Satellite Bids Fair to be Best in Annals of Western Sport B0GASH TRIMS FLOWERS ' Boston, Feb. 36. Lou Bogash of Bridgeport, Conn.. defeated Tiger Flowers, negro middleweight of Atlanta, Ga., here Monday night, winning on a foul in the third round of a 10-round bout. Palo Alto. Cal.. Feb. 10. Ernie Nevers, the 2K-pound blond athlete of Stanford university, is pressing for honors the best ajl-round athletes in the annals of the west. Nevers- is a star fullback on the football team, one of Stanford's best baseball . pitchers, plays a rattling good game at forward- on the basketball team and can throw the javelin. He has given little attention to track because of his baseball activity. In 1923, Nevers' first year of varsity football, his team lost the big game with California, but not until after he had ripped the line to pieces repreated-ly and won the place on Walter Camp's third all-American team. Nevers got even in the spring, when his twirling helped to win the crucial ball series against California. In the fall of 1924 Nevers bad hard luck. He was hurt badly before the first scheduled games and was kept on the sidelines most of the season. But be got into the postseason game with Notre Dame at Pasadena, and. though his ankles were weak, played until the final gun. He aud Juayden, one of the Four Horsemen, were proclimed the heroes of the day. While the Rocktie Ramblers won, - Nevers came near halting them single-handed. After the Pasadena game Nevers was elected captain of the 1925 team. His admirers expect his last year to be his best. Incidentally, Nevers stands high as a student. Nevers' record is reminscent of Harold (Brick) Muller s at the University of California a few years ago. For two straight years Muller was one of Camp's first-string ends on the theoretical all-star football squad. Muller also was a strong contender in the field events. He competed in the broad and high jumps, threw the javelin and the discus. In the 1920 Olympic games he placed in the high jump. Muller now is an assistant football coach at California. Otto Anderson and Morton Kaer, of the University of Southern Califmnii. have been football and track, athletes of exceptional ability the last throe seasons. Both were on the Olympic team last year. .The name of .Teune. Washington State college track and football man of a few years back and Olympic pole vaulter, is another recalled when the all-around athletes of the far west are mentioned. I Don't febu 5uch A Good ToPay- mo 300 FOP- V 3tT UP XOO LftTE UAiT N16HT 1 I Ah- well.- t DoiT Cs - i THINK IT IS Jo ie Ray or .Some. Body -He Ha6 seen following Me june f vjhive - - MO - HUM r?s im steep I TAY UP SO LAT6 AS NIMG. O'CLOCK AMX That is.rHir PACE That kills- HG1.1.0 - Thcrc is Ooe , To L A OF )Wt OtD 6houlO' Pnt' me That HFllo Joe ! M mever. shall i make my5clp a fool. like. That a3aim- - IT IS UVIN6 "Too FASX WELL - I LL HURRY ALOnO A.f4C Ggt This over with ! G01 16 ToGT To BED EARLY YCKJ fc5E.T , rtERE comes -Somebody VWOMDER who IT IS - I FORGOT To Look at The program To "SEE WITH VMHOM f- AA RUNNING" SX. W 1 Ah- Pi-Kj - mOju To 66m. rtokC- BT Dom T Gt-T To nY BED Tilu.Tem O'CLOCK - 500 WILL ENTER TRACK MEET DOZEN QUINTS WILL COMPETE AT MILES CITY Southeastern District Tournament Will Be Held February 19 to 21 COLUMBIA FALLS WINS Special to The Tribune. Columbia, Falls, Feb. 10 The Columbia Falls Cubs basketball team Sat-urdav defeated the Browning Reds 2G to 25. To-Day's Special NG OUT 42 SUITS In 3 Lots LOT 1 Unfinished worsteds and corduroys LOT 2 Varied patterns and shades in all-wool materials. LOT 3 Suits of our better grades . . ..... $10.00 $23.75 $33.75 REMOVAL SALE Watch for Wednesday's ft Special to The Tribune. Miles City, Feb. lf. An even dozen basketball teams will appear in the southeastern Montana district basketball tournament to be held here February 19 to 21, inclusive, and the winners of the first and second place will represent the district at the state tournament to be held in Bozeman in March, according to the announcement made by Prof. It. H. Wollin of the Custer County high school, chairman of the district. The teams that will take part are Custer, Circle, Wibaux, Fairview.. Terry, Forsyth, Hysham, Baker, Ingomar, (tlendive, Kosebud and Sumatra. The games are scheduled to begin on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock and will .continue through to Saturday night, and call for a schedule of 21 games, including a following Monday night game to decide the first and second places. In the drawings Wibaux. Forsyth Ingomar and Sumatra drew byes in the first round and automatically advance to the second round. Wednesday's schedule is as follows: Custer vs. Circle; Fairview vs. Terry; Hysham vs. Baker. Thursday, Glen-dive vs. Rosebud; loser 1 vs. loser 2; afternoon, loser 3 vs. loser 4; winner 1 vs. Wibaux; evening, winner 2 vs. Forsyth; -winner 3 vs. Ingomar; winner 4 vs. Sumatra. Under an agreement reached amon the coaches- of the several schools it was decided that the winner of second and third places in the tournament will play an extra game on Monday night to determine the second team to go to Bozeman. It f possible, the coaches point out, that the two best teams in the district might meet in the first round, in which case the defeated team could not place higher than third, although it might be a better team than the one that won second place. Between 150 and 200 persons, including the members of the visiting teams, are expected to be present at the tournament. Legion IK. A. Fighters Workout, Ranieri Is in Good Condition Amateurs Will Go on Today in Show Slated to Open at Noon. Big Sandy Quintet Trims Chinook 33-14 Special to The Tribune. Big Sandy. Feb. 16 The Big Sandy town team defeated the Chinook town team Saturday by a score of 33 to 14. The local squad easily out-played the Chinook players and could- make baskets almost any time. R. E. Cameron of the local squad played a stellar name making 14 of the points for the team. The lineups: . ' BIO SANDY CHINOOK Cameron If.. Dowen Hurd, It rf Price, K. Moe, Sig ...c Price, H. Moe. M. P .lg ... Schlatter Callison rg Ziebarth Subs: Chinnok: IjeoDard: Harlem; Big Sandy: Ziebarth. Eddie Giebel. Field goals: R. E. Cameron, 7; Hurd 3; S. Moe 4; Callison 2. E. Price 4; Harlem 1. 1 Free throw's: S. Moe 1; II. Price 1; E. Price 3. ' , Referee, Nat Gaines. Big SaDdy, - Young Trotchie and Indian Peltchie, Havre battlers, acted as shock absorbers for Marine Ranieri in the initial workouts at the Grand theater Monday, preparatory to the 2S-round Legion A. A. card, slated Saturday next. Ranieri, matched with Jesse Stringham. 170-pound Salt Lake miller, in the eight-round headliner, went 10 rounds with the Hi-Line scrappers to emerge showing no outward effects and evidently having to tax himself very little to keep up the pace. Stringham is expected to appear today for his first workout, but will probably not hit his fastest pace until tomorrow. As an added attraction at the workouts, starting at noon today, several local amateurs will enter the ring in exhibition matches. Although the promoters had not definitely lined up the contestants Monday night, announcement was made that the offerings would include numerous short bouts in the lighter weights. Kayo Stephens and Chick St. Ger-maine appeared in the ring Monday for short workouts and appeared in good condition. St. Germain? will meet Young Denny in one of the four four-round preliminaries, while Stephens will go the same route with Bud Bartlett. FRANK MENKE SAYS - - - BOWLING The Enterprise five of the Strait O Way bowling league trimmed the Bulcks Saturday in a match fame 2.-695 to 2,630. The scores: . Itulrks 1st 2nd 3rd Total Toole 14 18 165 48 Johnson 153 18: 182 618 Craft ISO 188 165 623 Bib Bill " lfi3 m 634 .Linnane 168 214 205 687 Totals 816 936 878 2630 Enterprine lot 2nd 3rd Total Black 7 185 157 669 Ber 180 ,o4 177 611 Waller 193 J 87 169 569 Bradstrcet 199 137 175 611 Conklln 168 203 104 635 Totals 967 866 862 2693 The general office team of the Anaconda company league defeated the Rainbow Bacons on the smelter alleys Sunday -2.545 to 2,411. The scores follow: . General Office Int 2nd d Total Grav I23 163 450 Thill 125 284 Sten 192 169 173 53 Keen.n -. 170 179 222 671 Snyder 18b 187 177 650 Plckard lo 156 Totals 827 829 ,889 2646 Rainbow Dacont M. Conover .... 184 159 179 - 622 Lwney 136 136 Brunner J" J& 336 H. Conover .... 192 126 165 483 Peters 13 7 133 434 Anderson 156 156 188 600 Totals 803 786 8?4 2411 NAME UTAH COACH Salt Lake City, Feb. 16. I. J. Armstrong, assistant football coach at Drake university, Des Moines, Iowa, Monday was appointed by University pf Uta"h officials to be football coach at the local institution, euccffting Fits-patrick, resigned , ... ! C t. By FRANK G. MENKE Cor-TUt t. lIS. by Kins Kcuirr Syndicate, in. The hoi polloi which hunted around for the (ioldeu Fleece never concentrated more feverish energy into the task than baseball leaders now are doing in questing for third sackers and backstops. Only a few seasons ago the world seemed to be cluttered up with great guardians of the difficult corner, and with receivers who deserved ranking with Ewicg, Flint, Bennet, Kling, Archer. Breuahan and other satellites of long gone day. But now how vastly changed is everything. For. of a sudden, the major leagues are depicted of catching stars and within the 1G clubs of today there are only a few third basemen who can be regarded os above thi ordinary. tiroh, Traynor, Dugan. Hale, Blenge - when you've mentioned them you have embraced about all who really are stars, l'inelli ,of the Reds, is a good man and he's improving. But-it is unlikely that he has enough native ability ever to blaze a trail into immortality. : Kamm is a worth wbJe citizen but if he were placed on the .auction block he wouldn't command anything grand in the matter of offers. Lutke i a brilliant fielder who cannot hit. Stock ia growing old and slowing np. For-berg. Wriglwstone, For'gaue. Padgett, Jones they do well. But there isn't one f that group who could retail a regular job if a rookie came along with the fundamental greatness of a Collins, a Bradley, a Cross, a tiroh, a Dugan or a Traynor. Those men, therefore. are big leaguers today cot because they are of greatuess or because they measure up to the definite standard but because there's .an uipalling scarcity of third sackers who are worthy of hire. It seems but n jesterday when Ray Schalk was regarded ns one of the greatest catchers of all time: when Walter Schmidt was a wonder of wonders; when Steve O'Neil was lauded in song and Ptory': when. Ivy Wingo was performing brilliantly: when Hank Sev-ereid was a marvel; when Wallie Schang was on his heydey and Frank Snyder was a great youngster. Then every club in each circuit seemed to have nof merely one great backstop but a youngster or two who seemed able to step behind the plate and perform in ways that were glorious. In those days the catching department of each club ,was the least of a manager" a worry. ' Now it is the greatest. Schalk. O'Neil, Schang, Snyder, Sev-ereid all have slipped near to the ero hour of baseball . lifetime. They've grown old in the game, they are bowing under the impress of the years. They have slowed and yet they still remain because a whim of baseball fate has ruled that just now there shall be none to take their places. In other years, managers ever assured that a kindly fortune would care for them; that it wasn't necessary for them either to seek or to attempt development- of young catchers. They thought that catchers of greatness woulds just happen -aloDg. Now they realize the folly of that thought. They've scoured the bushes for backatoppiog youngsters, found many but onlyn few could stand the biejsw.M and as GEYSER SQUAD WINS PAIR IN ROAD INVASION Defeats Moccasin and Hobson Decisively After Two Weeks Slump Special to The Tribune. Geyser, Feb. 16. Returning to form after a bad slump of two weeks or more the tJeyser high school team returned home, Saturday evening, victorious in a two-game trip. Friday night they invaded the lair of the speedy Moccasin quint and won a hard decision by the score of 14 to 4. The game was faster and more interesting than the score would indicate, although the victors were the first to score and thereafter were never headed. The next night the locals repeated their performance at the expense of the Hob-son team defeating that aggregation bv the score of 14 to 5. In this game Krier of the visitors was the outstanding offensive star collecting 10 of his team's total, while Rautio also of the Geyser quint showed brilliantly on the defense. O'Brien of the losers played his usual hard floor game and was responsible for three of his team's five points. This game was exceptionally clean, only six fouls being called and these were of the purely accidental type. The lineup: Geyser Mooeasin Dunn 6 rf Richmond Winner i2 If Cooper Krier (4) c Ward (2) Rautio ..rg Cooper Kynett (2 lg Andnng Substitutions: Moccasin. Jjt (2) for Cooper; King for Ward; Ward for Letr.. Fptits: Geyser. ' Kynett 2; Moccasin. Let. Richmond. The lineup: Geyser - Hobson Dunn .....rf Downs Winner (4) If Brown Krier (10 ...... c O'Brian (3) Rautio rg Barret (2) Kynett lg Donham Substitutions: Hobson. Rogers for Brown: Valentine for Rogers: Brown for Valentine. Fouls: Geyser. Krier, Kynett; Hobson, Downs 2, O'Brian, Barret. Athletes From All Parts of State Ex-peeted at Missoula Tourney - Mayl2to 16 ' Special to The Tribune. Missoula. Feb. li More than 500 of Montana's best atheletics will compete in the State universitv's 22nd annual Interscbolastic at Missoula May 12-16. Thi hnl.la ihm ilictlnAti'A- t K.in- .U second largest annual track meet in! the world. ' ilutte, Gallatin, and Missoula haveW won 13 or the Ji meets. Other winners have been Great Falls, Flathead, county. Anaconada and Stevensville. Schools which placed first and second: 1J04 Missoula; Butte." - 1W5 Butte; Missoula. 190t Anaconda; Butte. 1907 Flathead; Missoula. Missoula j Flathead. IftOO Butte: Park. lf10 Gallatin; Helena. irll Gallatin; Anaconda. lf12 Gallatin; Anaconda. 1913 Gallatin; Missoula. 1924 Gallatin; Missoula. J91." Missoula; Flathead. 1S1 Missoula x Butte. 1917 Because of the war no track meet was held. 191S StevensvHIe: Hamilton. 1919 Butte: Victor. Butte; Great Falls. 1921 Butte; Great Falls. 1922 Great Falls; StevensvtlJe. 1923 Great Falls; Butte. 1924 Butte; Hamilton. " One hundred nd fifty invitations have been mailed to Montana's accredited high schools. Entries will be received from April 15 to -May 6. GOLFERS LOSE FOLLOWERS IN EXHIBIT TILTS Fans Tire of Watching Professionals Play After Series of Flordia Matches. By RAY M'CARTHY f racial fonwwlfM of T. Tn&art Coprncht. lt5. Consolidated rrcaa AasniOoa. Ormond Beach. Fla., Feb. 16. Evidently golf has not progressed to the point where a professional golf league jran be made a payirg proposition. The "experiment made in Florida This winter has proved a distinct failure. With players of the calibre of Walter Hagen. Cyril Walker. Gene Sara-len. Tommy Armour. Leo Diegel. Bobbie Cruikshank, and Johnny Farrell, entered in a professional circuit, matters ave gone from bad to worse and it seems likely that the proposition will flounder on the financial shoals. . Originally, the idea was to have two-man teams represent the various Florida resorts and play regularly -faed-uled matches, just as professional base-bail leagues do. At first, the interest of the customers ran high bat lately the novelty of th regular appearances of ranking stars has worn off and the receipts have fallen off accordingly. The professionals are seriously disturbed over the turn affairs have taken as it indicates that exhibition matches, their chief source of revenue, are being overworked. Golf enthusiasts apparently have become surfeited with exhibition marches at which admission prices are charged. , With the Palm Beach women's championship tournament scheduled to start Monday at the American River-ra, golfers the country over are eagerly awaiting the appearance of Glenna Collett. Mrs. Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Miss Bernice WalL Miss Dorothy Klots. Mrs. Sallie Sterrett, Mrs. Ronald II. Jackson and other leading American atars in the first big southern tournament of 1925. .Miss Collett. the Providence girl golf wonder, has been polishing tip her game in preparation for an invasion of England next spring. She has been training tinder the keen eye of Walter Hagen at Bellair and it will be interesting to note how far she has progressed when she arrives at Palm Beach. The same all-star - field of women players wilj compete in the Or-mond Beach women's championship February 24-23 and at St. Augustine in the Florida East Coast championship, March 1-6. slow as the Schalks. the O'Neils and the Severeids may be, they are still a dozen jumps better than most of the catching youngsters who have been given tryouts through the rast two J seasons. , There oren't in the big leagues today more than six young catchers who can be reckoned os really worth while. The Dodgers have a star in Taylor; tha Cubs have a peppery fighting kid in Hartnett; the Pirates- have a great one j in Gooch. Beyond those ore Bassler I of the Tigers. Henline of the Phillies, Hargraves of the Reds. But the latter trio are making good only after their second trials and all are far beyond the initial voting age. So in this era of baseball the managers have sidetracked the old slogan of "Pitchers and more pitchers" and have demanded of their scouts: "Get catchers and third basemen." REALTY TRANSFERS fl. F. Trust Co. to Wasko Talo. et ur lot 1. block 676, fifth addn. I7CO.OO. Albert Nemita et tix to C. H. Previa sees 16 and 29. twp. 20, N R 6 K M M $1. Hans Kllstad by Sheriff to llernian Hevn sec 15, twp. 20. N R 2 W -X M $3,356.59. . . Gertrude Ederle and Helen Waln-wright. two of our greatest American women swimmers narrowly escaped being lost to the sport in which thev excel. The "were on the verge of being kidnaped by the game of golf but they decided to stick to swimming even in the face of expert opinion that they had it in them to stand among the national leaders m the links. Sporting followers know how Miss Mary K. Brown, runnerup in the women's national golf tournament at Providence last year, was weaned from lawn tennis. And rumors are plentiful that Miss Helen Wills the national and international champion of the courts, is thinking seriously of taking up tour-ner play in golf. Just how Miss Wainwright and Miss Ederle .were lured to th links is a story told this week in St. Augustine when the two stars were performing thrilling feats in the various events of the national women's indoor swimming cha mpionships. The two girls, accompanied by Mrs. Charlotte Epstein, coach f the New York Women's Swimming association, were in Bermuda, where a series of exhibition swimming meets were drawing to a conclusion in the summer of 1922. John - Macdonald. architect of the Inter-Ocean course. ' which was then Hearing completion, happened to have an off day on the occasion of one of these exhibitions at Hamilton and he drove over to view the famous young women. Landis Is Skeptical on Reinstating: Dolan New York. Feb. 16. Commissioner Landis Monday intimated he would "consider Tery carefully" an application for reinstatement from Coty Dolan. former coach of the New York Giants who was banished from baseball along with Jimmy O'Connefl, after the bribery scandal of last fall. Branch candlesticks have been manufactured in Warsaw and Vienna since 1S50. Quality Style Right Price MAJOR LEAGUES WILL CUT DOWN ON EXHIBITIONS Owners Find Teams Need Extra Training; Would Eliminate City Squabbles. By GEORGE CHADWICK Cow-r-.ht. lors. Omtobdatwl Prraa Aaaoeau3. New York. Feb. 16. A complete re- v adjustment of fhe spring training trip plans of major league baseball clibs i. expected to follow the action of th American league this wjvfc ;n prohibiting after this year, slrg exhibition" games between the tfe :u which bv contested in the world series of th previous season. There is a growirg sentiment - among managers and cjulr owners for keeping their teams at th training ramps until almost the very" la minute before the opening of t b season, with allowance maiie for oniy one or two exhibition games to he played on the way north. The advantage of keeping the team longer in camp are several. It is f'g-ured that the players would get more ork. that the general team benefit would be much superior to that derived from two or three weeks of tfie road; and that there would be les chance for illness or accident. Further, it i believed that the drawing pojver of exhibition panics in the south would b greater if there were fewer of them. The trouble that started the action of the American league began when some one somewhere made the statement that the spring trips of the Giants and -Washington in 192- would be a continuation of the world series of 1924. Mme of the league clubs went up in the air a mile, asking why their clubs should be treated with con tempt and a fern- minor ailments in order that the Washington and Giants might cruise through the south and . make some money in the spritft if 1925. Then another ovter got on his ear because he heard it said that the Giants were going ?o play with the Washingtons in 1925 in order to "show them up." This probably hurt most of all. In Detroit and elsewhere in th west there was an immediate vocai outburst of indigation and a storm cente-already begun to form in the office o President Johnson of the American league. - It was a silly statement for anv one to make, as will be easily perceptible, but it was also a statement that was sure to invite retorts as well as several tons of indignation. It is agreed now among the. big fellows that it was not very good judgment to arrange the series between Washington and New York, especially as some of the games to be played ar to be played in the two cities in which the world series took place last fall. There is another thing which hurts a little, although the comment in regard to it has not been made publ to any great extent. The Washington team has been coming north in the past with the Boston Nationals. The Senators threw the Braves overboard this year to make the trip with the Giants. In Boston they are not happy, not because their team has been a tail-ender, but because thev are projd of their reputation and the fans up thre yowled vigorously because Griffith had forsaken them after Boston had been a fartner of the Washingtons whep the atter were not "champeens. t Ban Johnson probably knew pretty well how his organisation was going t vote on the prohibition of such a series when the matter came tip before his schedule meeting in St Louis. It was a particularly good time to put through such a measure, because the .American league owners were still feeling the effects of jabs of critics who said they had voted themselves a minor league when they Indorsed the action at Chicago that deposed Johnson from the advisory council. Since the Giants have been traveling north with some other club of a rival league, most of the other teams have fallen into the same practice. The Giants have usually made money on their trips because they were a winning team and drew well and more than that were compelled to play snappy baseball by their manager. , Now that the team center in Florida anr one or two that stand up well absorH the bulk of the southern cash on their way north and the second division teams and those that do not show up much on spring work or who lack some Picturesque player, barely get chicken eed as they go from city to city. New Spring SHIRTS Poplins Broadcloths French Flannels $2.00 $2.50 $3.50 A. Nathan Sons RftJfabla Clothiers Sine 1S79 -" -

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