The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 24, 1918 · 7
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THE LINCOLN. SUNDAY STAR SPORTING SECTION Automobile . Section -NEBRASKA'S BEST NEWSPAPER SEVENTEENTH YEAE. LINCOLN, NEB., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 1918. SUNDAY EDITION v BEEFY SOLDIERS IIP HUSKERS Camp Dodge Service Team Victor Over Nebraska Team by Score of 23 to 7. Visitors Spurt During the Final - , Period and Add Sixteen Points to String. CORNHUSKER TEAM TO PLAY AT CAMP FUN3TON. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have an urgent invitation from Ganaral Leonard A. Wood, in command at Camp Funtton, Ka., to play football with tha Camo Funtton team en Saturday, Dec. 14. The acceptance, however, it contingent on the approval of Captain Drake, New 8. A. T. C. commandant at the University of Nebraska. . The Funtton athletic department had been bidding for a Nebraska game for aeveral weeks and when word was wired Saturday' night that Gen. Wood has personally requested the Hutkers to make the trip to the Kansas cantonment to play for tha entertainment of the Soldiers in camo, Acting Director Seott and Head Coieh Klin decided to accept the invitation. " -A fourth -period spurt In which the Camp Dodge Divisional team reeled off two touchdowns and also drop-kicked a goal from the field gave he Soldiers a. 23 to 7 victory, over the I Cornhuskers yesterday on Nebraska I field. The soldier team had been decisively outplayed during; the three-(uarters of the combat and the Husk-era were, one point In the lead, but the Camp Dodge rally smothered Nebraska's aspirations and the final whistle' saw the Wuskera trudge from the field smarting from, a one-sided defeat. The Soldiers . entered the beefiest . team that had been seen in many years on Nebraska field. Despite the service team's advantage in poundage, the Huskers smashed their way down the field and apparently were on the way to a touchdown. A cleverly executed forward pass for 25 yards, Howarth to Swanson, enabled Nebraska, to advance to within fifteen yards of the Camp Dodge goal, but a penalty for holding cost the Cornhuskers 15 yards of distance and halted their parade. Smith, the Camp Dodge fullback, promptly booted out of danger and his long spiral was muffled by Howarth, Nebraska's quarterback. The Soldiers swarmed down the field and Halfback Lvnch fell on the ball behind the Huskers' goal, thereby ; fretting credit for a touchdown. Movald missed the goal kick, but the Soldiers were out In front wlh a six- m-point leadi- although they .had -counted . 'touchdown without having nego-. tiated a single firs down. Huskers Lacked Punch in Pinch. The hopes of Nebraska rooters keyed high during the second period, -as- the - Cornhuskers executed three long marches down the field, smashing their wayv to within the Camp Dodge five-yard line, yet they lacked the punch to drive through and cross the final chald line. One Nebraska advance even put the ball on the Soldiers' one-yard line, where the Cornhuskers attack weakened and Camp Bodge took the ball on downs. Hnlf- toack Lantz wa sthe main driving-rod of the Nebraska offensive, although ' Captain Hubka, Reynolds, Swanson, Howarth and Hartley took turns in battering their way through the beefy Soldiers' line. .' Balked in their efforts to score In the second period ,the Husjters started the third quarter with a battering offensive which soon worked the ball to within 15 yards of the Soldiers' goal. A Nebraska fumble gave he Soldiers possession of the ball and Fullback Smith retired behind his own goal line to punt out of danger. . The Huskers forwards breke through and blocked the kick. A wild' scramble followed, but Rlghtguard Dana clutc'-ed the oval behind the Camp Dodge goal and Quarterback Howarth came through with a. successful goal kirk, netting the Cornhuskers.- a . one-point lead. vThen Cama the Deluge. . Nebraska's advantage was of brief . duration, as theSoldlers-Staged a dazzling "come-back" during the final period of play. The individual performances of Quarterback Movald and Right Half Coughlln were the tnost potent factors In the Soldiers' triumph. A successful dropklck from tne 35-yard line by Moval added three points to the Camp Dodge total, While Coughlln later broke loose -fbr a pair of 'ouchdowns which sounded Nebraska's doom. A brilliant forward pass, Movald to Coughlln, followed by an electrifying 60-yard nin, counted Coughlln's first touchdown, while the second fesulted from a drive straight through the- line and subsequent sprint from the middle of the field. Howarth, playing safety for the Cornhuskers, had a clean shot at a tackle, hut Coughlln side-stepped the Nebraska quarterback and raced across the Nebraska goal. The Lineup ind 8ummary. Nebraska 7. Pos. Camp Dodge, 23 Neumann le Haves Hubka (c) It Erp W. Munn lg Burch M. Munn c Zaun Dona- rg Massupust Lyman rt Tyler r Swanson re Jardlne Howarth qb Movald (c) Reynolds lh Plat)! Lantx .rh'. Coughlln 'Hartley .fb Smith Substitu'es: Camp Dodge Lynch , for Plats; Def ranee for Haves; Hrun-i slrk tor Tyler; Stevens for Erp; Cerne for Stevens; Eddy for Lynch, Burks-loff for Smith. Nebraska Kane for Nenmann; Lamphear for Kane; Cyp-ireansen for Lanphear; Hoyt for W. Munn. Kriemelmeyer for Hoyt; (Spain for Swanson, Hlggins for Reynolds; Martin for Lantx. Touchdowns Lynch, Coughlln 1, Dana. t'oal from field Movald. Goal - from touchdown Movald 1 Howarth. Score by periods: , Tamp Dodge , a 0 1723 . Nebraska n 0 7 07 Time of periods Fifteen minutes. . Officials: Earl Johnson, Doane college, referee; T. C. Mills, Belolt col- nmplre. Ben Beck. Nebraska jrcfleyan. flcW ludge. Roy Coweli. "ni Normal, head linesman. Saturday Football At Lincoln Camp Dodge. JJ; Nebraska. 7. At University Place Cotner college. ; Xebraska Wesleyan, 7. At Lo f ay ette Notre Dame, it; Purdue. C At Annapolis Naval academy, ; Great Lakes. 7. At Pittsburgh Pitt, 32; Georgia Tech., 0.- At Chicago Chicago. 0; Illinois, 2. At Columbus Wisconsin, 14: Ohio State. 3. At Cleveland Camp Grand. I; Cleveland Niivnl Rpsprvpa. 14 At New York Harvard Radios, 0; Princeton Aviators, 29. At New York Newport Reserves, 6; Granite State. 7. At Boston Brown, 28; Dartmouth, 0. At Minneapolis. Minnesota, . 6l (Chicago Naval Reserves, 20. j At Iowa City Northwestern, 7; ilowa, 23. ' At Ann Arbor Michigan Aggies, 8; Michigan, 21. At Manhattan Ames Aggies, 0; Kansas Aggies, 11. At Kansas City Omaha Balloon School, 14; Fort Filey Medics. 14. At Austin Texas U., 33; Southern Methodi3t U., 0. At College Station Texas A. A M., 19; Camp Mabry, 7. At Berkeley California, ; gon, 0. At Pasadena U. S. C. 25: ford, 8. Ore-Stan- CONNIE PRAISES PITCHER PERRY Leader of Athletics Rates the Former Western League-. as Second Johnson. In settling the hitter controversy over the services of Pitcher Seott Perry by paying 12500 to the Boston Braves, Connie Mack, of the Athtettcs. believes- tlmt he has driven a shrewd bartrain. Muck says that Perry Is a second Alexander and will excel all other American league boxmen when the (tnme Is 'resumed. "Perry Is worth J20.000 to me." snys Mack. "He's a wonder and I'm glad that his case has been settled.' The price paid to f.ie Br .ves by the Athletics was Koverned by baseball law. The Boston club, which Is need of fund", The Boston club, iwhlch is In need ef fmids had to accept $2,500, though realizing thst the pitcher could have been sold for nearly ten times that amount under different conditions. The adjustment of the case eliminates friction between the big leagues. Perry will be remembered by Lincoln fans, as he was a member of the Wich- Ita Western league team several years ago and pitched a number of games at the M street park. Perry didn't look like a wonder In those days, but Conhle . says he Is today and Connie ought to I know. In Bowling Circles. WALRUS LEAGUE. Standing Of Teams. O. Won Lost fct. Lincoln Auto Tinners ..12 11 1 .917 National Auto Ins. Co 12 8 4 .MT Saratogas 12 8 4 .SH7 Plattner-Ynles t. 12 7 B ,5fi3 Thos. Cusack Co. ...12 5 7 .417 Buck Mercantile Co. .. 9 3 6 .333 Lincoln Tel & Tel Co. 9 . 2 7 .22-' Korsmcyer Co 12 1 11 .083 Individual Average. G. Tot. Plna Ave Duncan 12 2278 190 Thorgrimson 8 112 R. Spangler 12 2243 Gates 9 1648 Schmidt 12 2124 1R8 187 183 177 174 16S 187 167 187 165 164 160 162 151 151 147 146 141 141 Planner '. 9 1 559 Kelkenbenr 12 Shedd 9 2019 1507 501 2000 1474 1908 1921 955 1360 903 . 17S5 875 42.1 16SH 420 415 414 1077 400 Ridgell - 3 Carlson 12 LaRue . .. 9 Wadhams 12 B. Amspoker 12 Brown 6 Katterjohn 9 Williams 6 Thomas 12 Russell .., 8 Oarv 3 Grlffen 12 Busby 3 Van Metre 3 Bassett . 3 Wilson 9 Wheeler 3 140 138 13S 134 133 SHOOTS ALBINO HEDGEHOG. CLAREMONT, N. H. White otit hunting Leonard J. Browr was surprised to find a whitish looking animal In the woods. His surnrlse increased when the animal begun to climb a tree. A sinRle shot, however, brought It to the ground. It was an albino ' hedgehog, quite rare in New Hampshire. 1 ' rjca THE CORNHUSKERS OF 1918 i ,-Kts jus Jew: f 1 4 rT 'I" , . , ; ;.ph0t(Tby MacDonald. . UNIVERSITY OP NEBRASKA FOOTBALL TEAM, ' i Upper rowW. O. Kline, head coach; Monte Jlnnn, center; Krlnmelineyer, sub tackle; Lymun, right tackle; Dann, right guard; Wade Munn, left Huard; Paul Bchlislcr, assistant conch. j Middle row Lonphcaf, sub end and center; Howarth, quarterback; Jobca, left halfback;' Robs, sub guard; Hartley, fullback". KWr.nson, right end. . Lower row-Roy nolds, sub hnlfbnek; Davis, sub fcalfbackf tntz right hWfback Hubka (capt), Utt tacklaj Mrtlg, aub halfback; Neumann, left aa - j - ' . V . Contenders for State Football Championship . Leaders in Eastern and Western Sections of Nebraska to Compete in Thanksgiving V . ' Game on the Cambridge, Gridiron. i iihiijuihiiuii.iiipi gwswiiie an I yipsf en "" '.' 11 i 7 V. h i rj nun ri HiUimitfijitMi Lj " Photo by- MarDonald. LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL'S FIRST-TEAM SQUAD. t Upper row MacMeckln. sub halfback; Cix.ilMon. left i-:,-; '; Holland, right halfback; DeffenbaiiKh, halfback aad end; Holt'!, I.ft guard; Holinstein. right mi.niil: tS"n l:o!. r.cr.d coach. lliildlc row Pratt, center; Hartman, fullback; Pugh, 1 .1 end; McGlasson, right tackle; Stoll. right end; Lyon, left halfback. A 'i ' . Lower row Bright, sub halfback and end; Lcwellcn, (Capt.) quarterback; Dalley, sub guard and tackle. CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL SQUAD. Tpper row Trvln Benscoter. center; Norris Williams, tub tackle; Joe Brunjrard, left end; Charjes Kinder, fullback; Loyal Vent, left tackle-, Alva Thompson, right tackle; Harold Wngey, left guard; Tlflany Mlnnick, right end; Andrew Campbell, sub tackle; Loyal Franklin, sub Riiard. " Middle row Lawrence McKilllp, sub; Edward Ellingson, sub; Paul Rodwell, sub; Francis Rcdford, rijtfit half-hatt; Elmer Easter, sub; Wayne Jlallah, sub; Claude Mo usel, sub; Lloyd Mousel, sub. Lower row Clinton Johiv hcfldcouch;- Harold, Xaurlt son, rlfibt Kiuinl; i'harlcs Crroll,subHwttlter Babcock, quarterback; Donald Rankin, sub KUard; C. L. Llttel, sup crlnlrndont Cambridge schools. A UCTION BRIDGE BY R. F. FdSTER. Among tho whist " players tenac.es aro regarded as about the most Important factoj s In the game. They 'are equally useful in bridge, but only I under certain conditions. The player I who hues a tenace until its useful ness is pant Is much more ape to lose than the one who sacrifices Its chancejs to make sure of at lest one trick. The difference in the value of a tenace In the two games Is due to the fact that in bridge two of the four players, the declarer and dummy, know when they hold a tennce In el the hand nnd play accordingly; f; while a third player, sitting on dummy's right, frequently sees that his tenace Is of no value, as dummy holds the king1, for example. The text bookn strongly advice against original leads from tenace suits, such as those headed by nee queen, ace jack, king Jnclt or queen ten. Hut the objection to opening such suits may be tarried" too far, especially if there is no other opening that promises a quick trick. Any player will lead tho ace from ace and three small. Why not lead It If one of the small once Is the queen or Jack? . V" . f 1 f. Take the ense of ace, queen and otlifliH. There are three possible positions of the king, if tho partner has it tho tenace suit is the best opening lead. If he has tho jack without the ten it Is equally good in most cases. If dummy has tho king little can bo gained by holding up the tenace nnd fishing rmind with other suit. Tho only ituutlon calling for delay would pceiu to be that in which the king is with tlic dtclnrer, but even this advnnlago is lout unless the partner lends tlint suit through him. If he linn n good Milt of his own he will bo much more lllicly to play that Lending From Strongest 8uiL This brings us down to one thance out of three in which holding tip a tenace niny gain a trick. Hut If the. tenace suit Is not opened something' elao mtuL be led on a guess. The trouble Is tb.'it many players throw away trlckK in oilier milts while they nro trying to rave n trick In the ten- aco suit. Thin one wire trick at tho head of a suit may bo tha only one Hint will snvc the game or set the contract. As one crack whist player puts It, "Some players like to save their tennce for next week." When every trick Is Important an immediate lead from the strongest suit In the hand is usually the safe play, whether it Is a tenure suit or not. Here la ft hand that went the round of neven tables nnd offered two suoh openings, both 'of which were taken advantage of: 7? 10. . 8. C-7. 5, 4. " D n. 2. 7. 4. B-9. 6. 2. ' H-I, ,1, 1, 4, C a, 2. 3. 1-J, 10, 2. 8-J, 5, . II ,n. k, 9, , i r j, io, , 8. , 1) , 6, .' 8 A. H None. C k . 2. D-k, 8, S. 14 k, 2, 10, 8, 7, 4, t. The bid lit some tnblea went, to four spades over four hearts, nnd at others It stayed' ut bcarts, one table going to five. ' Tenace Openings Won. At one of the tables at which the contract was four spades, A inferred that the bidder probnbly had no heal'ls, so he led tho Jack of diamonds. At another table A led the hearts. In each case Z went game, ns B eame back with the spade suit In both enses, and Z got a club discard on tha fourth diamond. At one table A thought It safer to make every trick he could and led the nee of clubs. II playing thc,nlne encouraged him to continue with the qu,nen. WhcnZ won with the king and led the trump 13 waa able to lead two winning clubs, nnd the Jack of trumps in A's hand Vould not be '.night. Thla saved the gifme, although A. led right up to tho king of his ten-C suit 1 ;. ' )' , At one table nt which trie hand waa played at five hearts, Y had the lead, 4' i Y A B Z .(Cobtlnued on page Eight,) CHICAGO JAGKIES WHIP NAVY-TEAM Great Lakes Eleven Nose; Out Gil Dobie's Crew by Single Point. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. Nov. The hnrdy soh from the Great Lakes NrvmI training station came out of the west today and sunk the football craft of the naval academy, 7 to 8. Thev thus won the naval championship of the world, etc. etc. i It was a reriilar Hick Merrlwell finish. Tha middles nad broken the scoreless tie In. the third period. The strongly partisan navy crowd, which taxed the I capacity of Farragnt field, had settled down to comfortsbln ran temptation of how they would celebrate the victory, when, with only a few minutes to to to the final whistle,, a gob named Kllton rabbed the ball in tha shadow rf l is own goal posts and raced ninety yards goal and the stuff was all over for the . Navy, which had been a top-heavy favorite. 1 The evennesa of the rival teams' ' strength was apparent Xreaa the first I minutes of plky. The Navy was slightly I superior in the runtiln game, while . Orest Lakes had a shade on the kicking. I'addv Priscnll, the former Northwestern star, around whom the whole Oreat lkes ' system wsa built, was totally eelli id. nt goals from the field. In the third w-riod. after a double pais had carried the ball cloae to the Chleagoan's goal Roberta took a pretty forward toss and went over. Tha touchdown was msde nt the extreme aide of tha field and Nav- missed the goal. Great Lakes' recovery came In the final period with startling suddenness, The excitement was ao intense at Rllson's dash down the field t'at Haundera, a navr substitute ran out from the side lines and tackled him. Klelson had a clear field at the time and the officials allowed the touchdown. altt Imothere Georgia Teoh. , PITTSBURGH Pa., Nov. IS. Georgia Tech a a-sme warriors went down to oe- . feat this afternoon before the fait Pitt pnlverslty eleven. The score wsa I'i to a football taa ate atea te ateatest tae 0. The greatest crowd that ever attended a football game In Pennsylvania wit-nessed the contest. Today's victory wss (be1 thirty-first of a successive string nlnce 1914 for Pitt. Quick, pertain handling of the ball , In a variety of bewildering passes and ' sensational running by tha backs gave I'itt the game. Teoh put up a marvel- ' oua Una of defense and time and time again held McLaren, Faster-lay and lHvles powerless to gain substantially. But they had practically no defense ngnlnst the variety of forward passes. ! than once after such a play stood help-; less while a Pitt back streaked for a touchdown. 1 The golden tornado found Pitt fully ' primed for its vaunted "Jump shift." I From tho start It proved valueless aa a ! ground-gainer. I But the Georgia team fought hard. It j nut up a better battle than the score indlcatea. And Pitt's opinion tonight was that In two or thrte years, when the nine Tech freshmen in today's llnup form the bulk of a veteran 'organisation, it will take a great team to best them. The game waa witnessed by more than 90,000 people and thousands upon thousands crowded about clamoring for admission long after standing room only Inn bad been taken In. Proceeds ao to Uhe war. fund whpbw.in...lwJ!Klpat4x thousands oi aonars. MsrOons Easy for Illinois. CHICAGO, Nov. S3. Chicago was an easy vlntlm for Illinois today, the down-itnte football team winning from the Mnroons, 89 to 0. Chioago never threatened a score and was able to 'achieve nothing more than aporadlo, short gains. The conference leaders encountered Juat enough opposition to make the game a pretty spectacle. Chicago showed her strength in the first period, holding Illinois to a lonesome place kick, negotiated by Kirk-Patrick. In the aeooad quarter, the Illinl marched strslght to a score, topping the procession off with a sure-fire forward pass, 'Walqulst to Bucheit, for a touchdown. Score at the and of tha half: Illinois. 9; Chicago, 0. Forward fassas furnished tw touchdowns In the third period, both bains-engineered, Walqulst to R. Fletcher. Aerial plays worked the ball to hte goal In the last quarter, Crandle plunging the last three yards. Yost Team Smaehes Aggies. ANN ARBOR, Mich, Nov. 2D. Michigan added another sculp to tho season's string by defeating the Michigan Aggies here this afternoon, 21 to 7. The teams appeared to be about evenly matched In the opening period, which ended with Michigan apparently solving the M. A. C. defense. Michigan opened up a powerful attack In the second session and crossed the Aggie goal twice, kicking th goal eaoh time. rewn Bumps Dartmouth. BOSTON, Nov. 23. Tearing wk'e gaps, shooting accurate forward passes and showing a general all around excellence Hrown's heretofore non-vlctorlous eleven this afternoon gave Par' mouth the worst beating Recorded In their annual football contests, by scoring a 21 to 0 win. Dartmouth- was outclassed In almost every department. Its line waa weak and its attack pf the poorest kina. Badgers Win from Buokeyes. COLUMBUS, O. Nov. 28. Two sensational dashes for touchdowns by Half-buck' Smith of Wisconsin spelled defeat to Ohio State thla afternoon by a score of 1 to before a crowd of 6.W0 Ohio Ht a t 1 home-coming visitors. Davies, Ohl State's left hulf, saved his team a shutout by a pretty 26-yard drop-kick in tne seoona quarter. unio maae a desperate bid for the game In the third quarter but Wisconsin's defense stif fened and four Ohio attempts to soore from the three-yard Una were turned bacK. Early In tha last quarter Smith inter ceDtod an Ohio nasa and his eighty yard run, the second of the game, clnrhed the contest for the Badgers. In the first period Smith got away lor a 61-yard run ana a toucnaown. . , Psnn Ha Clos Call. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 22,-Forward passee and a series of line plunges earned a hard fought victory for 1'enn against bwariamore here today, it to i. Wesleyan Wins From Cotner's Bulldogs Nebraska Wesleyan took at lesst a small measure of revenge for an early season, defeat at the ha. Js of Cotner by winning, 1 tol 0, from the Bulldogs in a closely oontested game,' staged Saturday afternoon on Johnson field In University Place. The Methotlsts and the Bulldogs battled almost on even terms until the last few minutes of play, when Wesleyan marched from th middle of the field and carried i.-e ball aeroas the Cotner goal. Fullback Kahm lugged the oval on the final plunge and Halfback ilara kicked tha goat Coughs Up Big Pin She Swallowed 2 Years Ago -VIRGINIA? Ill) Setaed with a fit of coughing, Beatrice Davis, aged 1, dislodged a large pin which ske had swallowed iwo years ago. It waa flattened and tarnished whan recovered. BDXING GAME BIDS 0 RECQGNITIDN Followers of Fisticuffs Plan to Revive Sport in New York . and Illinois. Defeat of Whitman in Empire , orable Sign. BOXINQ BOUTS THIS WEEK. Monday, November 25. - Round.' Krankey Burns vs. Jack Sharkey, at Jersey Ulty. N. J Leo Johhaon vs. Al Wlltse. at Pittsfleld. Mass ' II Joe Mandnt vs. Pal Moran. at New Orleans, La II Wednesday, November 27. Matt Brock va. Young Brltt. at Cleveland, O.... I Jack Dillon vs. Brysn Downy, at Camp Sherman 0 10 Stewart Donnelly- va Soldier Ramsey, at Oarap Sherman, O.. It Al CcCoy vs. Tommy Murphy, at Bensonhurst. L. I N Way November 29. ; Ham tjangford vs. Jeff Clarke, at , Milwaukee, Wis 1 Followers of the ancient occupation of professional fisticuffing are exert- ' lug pressure In tha states or New xorK and I lllnois for tha enactment f laws- l"gHlizlng the sport, and In all probability the efforts will bear fruit before the prvscnt winter aeason la ended. In Illinois the movement la being fostered by Senator Richard J. liarr, republican lender In the state legisla ture, lie favors a bill that will permit ten-round, no-deelslon contests. Chicago Interests are especially active in supporting thla measure. They hava tried regularly every two years, fine 1810, to have the sport countenanced by law, but whenever the matter came to the test In tha legislature) the influence of the churchly element proved .... -. rt-V. I .. IV. IUU Jill., .VCCLIt IIUWOTTJt. urnri, uecuuse oi ine mora srmmiiy 1 attitude of the public toward . the xport, due to the fact that tt ia popu lar in the army and navy. They believe they have a splendid chance now to get the law through and they aie bending every effort to that end. J iie defeat of cnaries wrtitman tor re-electlurt as governor of NeW York. state has removed the man mainly re sponsible f,or the repeal of the Fraw-ley luw, under which boxing; was Con- ducted In the empire domain, snd. patrons, promoters and boxers alike, now think they can get fair consideration in their efforts to have a new law enacted. There waa little pros- I ' i v. t iiiw, no iuiii . iiiiumh iy malned in the saddle. The successor of Whitman In the gubernatorial office In Al Smith, held : by many to be a broad-minded man, who has been a boxing enthusiast In Ua n.- ...Via Ita tw. a v. .... I ,rl I n over old evils that wrecked the gam In New York state two years ago. While Whitman held office the stench arose over the loose methods prevailing In the auoervlalon of the sport by the state boxing commission, and this even tually ouinunsioa in me removal oi um , chairman, Fred Wenck. Another thing ' that Irritated Whitman exceedingly waa : tha bitter criticism that followed his e- tlon in barring the late Dea Darcy from ; engaging In a boaing matoh at New York City. Whitman claimed Darcy was a slacker and had fled from Australia to eacape military aervice. Tha charge la . made that Whitman attempted to get tha a-avernora of other states to UK similar action against tne Antipodean. When Darcy died at Memphis. 1 enn.. tne storm of criticism broke on Whltraaaand he felt this keenly. For that reason there never wuld have been much chance ' to restore boxing in New York as long " as he remained in of lice, but now thai he is out of It conditions are more favor able for those who like the sport. If It should come to pass that the' game la .legalised In New York and Illi nois then the promoters In all the states wherein the sport Is permitted ought to take some action looking to the eatah lishmant of a national association that will firmly oontrol not only tha promoters . but the boxers as well. Unless thla U done the boxing game will wabble along uncertainly lust as it la doing In Ulnae-sola and Wisconsin, . The fall season ia now well under way. yet no attempts hava been madd to open up In the Gopher commonwealth. The promoters at the Twin Citlea have found It impossible to ao ausineaa with tne money-mad scrappers, so for that reason they are keeping their doora closed. in Wisconsin, tne epinomio or upanisn Influents contributed mainly to a backward atart In the promotion of the sport, ' but- the outlook la not bright because the matchmakers are held up for guarantees oalled topnotchera. This makes It Impossible to operate. If the clubs gave the big guarantees asked them they would have to force the fana to pay a . higher ticket scale than the entertainment Is worth, and this would cause gen. oral dissatisfaction. Truly the promoters are between two mill stones; on the on side la ths avaricious scrappers and on the other Is a ptibllo that must be kept satisfied. Few- I'iuiiiuiqi. ill una uuuuiijr ii., . luuuu Jl possible to solve the problem they are. up against. A national association that would curb the demands of the boxers and compel them ' to give patrons a fair return In services for the money they receive would stimulate the rslng game in this country. Also It would exercise control over the champions, and eliminate that puhllc-be-damned attitude which the title holders now generally assume. In other countries where boxing Is a national form of entertainment, there are strict rules by which the acrappers and the promoters are kept under control. In England, France and Australia, Cham-piona must defend their titles once every six months, or forfeit to bona flde chal- lengers. These foreign boxing associations also set the weights at which the championship bouts In tho various classes alutll be contested and also make the rules under which tha matches are - fought. The weights In the three countries nam ere -are uniform and this eliminates much coniusion ... In the united States, where there Is bo national body in control of boing, no scale of weights , and no uniform rule, thure Is a condition that borders on ' chsos. Champions refuse to box unless' they receive extravagant purses, and some of them refuse to box at all unleee they are assured of an easy mark who will make little resistance or attack. State boxing commissions have eHnt- - Inated many of the evils that formerly beset the sport, but these organisation,! necessarily are limited in scope. ... They cannot have the power that a national association would have. The establishment of a national body la not beyom the realm of possibilities. It can be brought about If the promoters will cooperate. They attempted to do this some years ago and the project proved a bloomer, but that does not necessarily.' mean It will alwaya fall. It Is worm (Continued on paga Eighty t;.

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