The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on January 7, 1917 · 11
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 11

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THE LINCOLN SUNDAY STAR SPORTING SECTION SUNDAY EDITION NEBRASKA'S BEST NEWSPAPER FIFTEENTH TEAR. LINCOLN. NP.B.. SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 1917. FOUR PAGES. J. NDODR SPORTS IN I Basketball and Wrestling Must Furnish Interest During the Winter Season. Husker Grapplers jo Compete In Dual Meets With Ames and Iowa. . . . . indoor sports will occupy the at- tfntion of Cornhusker athletics dur-! in the next month, with basketball, resiling and Indoor track work In ! the limelight. ' The mat game is growing in favor i each year at the University of Nebraska, and Athletic Manager Guy E. Reed announced yesterday he had ' scheduled two wrestling tournaments with other colleges one with Ames at Lincoln and the other with Iowa, which wfll probably be held at Iowa I City. The Ames wrestling: tourna- .Te'rasa tournament as a part of the program I for the visiting high school athletes. ! The Iowa meet will be held early In February. LIMELIGH There are a number of veteran 1 wrestlers again in scuooi tnls year and Heed is confident that Huskers will be i Ted Sullivan, to whom Charley Corn-represented with a strong team I lskey a"ive th credit for bringing him Basketball will be formally Inaugu- i "Professional baseball, tells how the rated this week at tha universitv d Rmn happened to get his offer to . K". university pIay wlth the 8t Ij0ul, Brown,. wiien me nusKers will make a tour ot Iowa, meeting the smaller colleges there In preparation for the opening f t the Missouri Valley conference season- The opening games of the conference season are scheduled with the Kansas Aggies, but Reed has received Word that there is some doubt if the Manhattan crew will All the dates. When the Huskers failed to meet the demand of the Manhattan manage- mont that Nebraska grant the Aggies nan TrVl" dnt" T b 00t - hall schedule, the game to be playea at Manhattan, the southerners were mined and Indicated they would sever all athletic relations, Aggies Still Are Peevish. Subsequent information from Man. hattan indicates that the Aggie man-ngement has not cooled off with reflection over the failure to get . together on a football date and may not be Inclined to fill the basketball en-Basements. Reed is trying to arrange for at least one game with the Ag gies, Although the Nebraska basketball I squad Is made up nearly entirely of ; new men, it presents a mighty speedy and husky bunch of material. Captain I Campbell, one of the best goal shoot- ! ,r .. y.-A J. I ers the Huskers ever had Nelson, Flo- fnnw f ' 1 1 1 n Hlrtlall vV art w T.nlr. 1 I " "i --""- son, Uardiner and Klynn form the basis of one Of the most promising squads a Nebraska coach has had In years. Nelson, a former Omaha high school star, with Flothow, Collins, a oomn u mns uoy. una r lynn. a !or- mer Hastings player, are all great goal tnrowers ana it appears mat uio Huskers are to have a great scoring machine. Dr. Btewart Is acknowledged to be one of the best basketball coaches in the country and is in direct charge of the squad. He held the Paclnu coast championship during. the entire time he was In charge of the athletiv. affp.lrs of the Oregon Aggies and basketball has been given much more attention on the coast than In the Missouri valley, Athletic Manager Reed is sending J out the notices for the Nebraska high school tournament to be held the second week In Marcfh and In which over are expected to take part. Ree is Informed that more high schools have put out basketball teams than ever before and there are some exceptionally fast fives In the state, especially among the smaller towns. The classification adopted at the last tourna- . l varWInW af.htv -,-i nnl tnnlr part, worked so splendidly It will no doubt be followed again this year. In his preliminary notice Reed Is calling attention to he tournament and will follow it up with another asking for entries early in February. Fremont Bowlers Defeat Omaha Team (Special to The Star.) FREMONT. Neb., Jan. . Fremont defeated an Omaha team of bowlers here this evening. 2.760 to 2.786. Learn of Omaha had high single game of 267 and totals of (69. Middaugh had high totals for Fremont The score: OMAHA. 1st 177 ....... 163 148 16! ....... 159 805 FREMONT. 1st 213 174 212 182 198 Playe 2nd 225 181 178 164 198 3rd Tot'l 267 669 204 638 146 472 187 489 216 668 I .earn .... Toman ... Haarman Huntington Wartehow Totals .. Players-Johnson '. Rletx . Douglas .. Middaugh Hammond 931 10002736 2nd 181 164 195 193 160 3rd Tot'l 156 560 193 531 146 553 195 670 198 558 Totals 97 893 8882760 O'Neill All Het Up Over Rassling Bout O'NETfX. . Neb.. Jan. 6. The widely-heralded wrestling Imbroglio billed for this city next Tuesday evening Is creating a furore all over this part of the stste. Fred McNally of Amelia and Frank Behmarder of Louisville are to wrestle to a finish for a purse. The contestants are what are known as light-heavyweights and both are well known luminaries in tha grappling firmament. Both men are now in the cltv and doxens of wrestle fans are enjoying themselves watching them perform their dally exercises. The friends of McNally have reserved an entire section of seats, and another section Is to be placed at the feminine followers of the slam-bang game. Mini Tossers . Defeat Purdue LAFEYETTE. Ind.. Jan. . Illinois nWeated Purdue university In the conference basketball game here tonlgrht bv a f'ti-.l we of 24 to 20. The Illinois Mil d h-"l the dre 6T the contest on the Pilermakers. but Purdue's consistent pHvlne hrH the IMmi to a close score tr.-ntAI?i the game. "-v"" R. Woods and M'-Kay of he pn ijvTe4 In the eon tent- Smith of be B"'etnokers, making- vl of Purdue's Six-Day Bike Racers Handsomely Rewarded j NEW TORfc, Jan. . The riders In the six-day bicycle race have ben paid off and the following will give n lde of ,hc profits to the men who contested In the terrible grind: Oscar Egg of Sweden and his partner, Marcel Dupuy, the Frenchman, who won the race by stealing a lap on the field on the last night, were the first ones paid off. . - John rhinnun who managed the long grind, presented the two foreigners with Eddie Koot and Eddie Madden, who finished second, received $J,000 as their share of the spoils, and the two Australians. Reggie McNamara and Bobby Spears, divided 12.000. George Cameron and Freddy Kaiser of the Bronx, were the recipients of 11.000 between them, while Freddy Hill and Pete Drobach of New England, who finished fifth, received $00. The veteran, Bobby Walthour and Michael De Batees of Belgium, were handed $400. The remainder, or IS.000. was distributed anion? the other riders. I The purse, 117,000, was the. largest the ! riders ever received. The gate receipts ,nls 'ear were reater than in th 1916 i " u- SULLIVAN WRITES DF.GDMMT'S DEBUT ! : of Managers Scribbles of Old Roman's Start In the Major Leagues. -t talked with HninW anil Von der Ahe About Comlskey when I took the 1U' buque Rabbits to St. Louis," said Ted. "and I pointed out the diamond In the rough the man who now stands out not only as the greatest figure In baseball, but who was the best all-around first-baseman. "Spink wrote Comlskey In the winter j of 1881 to come to St. Lonula, offering ! him $75 a month. Coram; asked me what 1 thought about It, I urged him to go, 5"' he ,aid he would rather remain In - tbUwtttomo;k7oWfar awayfrom Uweetheart in Iowa. I asked him If he wanted to be with a small team all his life Young Comlskey didn't think that was enough salary and told me he guessed I was trying to get rid of him. I Informed him It wasn't what he would earn this year, but th prospects for the future he should consider. He finally went. I followed him to the Browns the next year as manager. "If Comlskey had been kept on third base he would have been one of the greatest third stokers. Before he hurt his arm In Dubuque he had tarrlflo speed as a pitcher. Walter Johnson or Amos Rusle never had more SDeed than Com iskey prior to his injury, Qleason's "Off Day" "The year Comlskey played first base . 1 managed the St Louis Browns Chris and I had several tilts. One day Chri ree(Uwj 3nci oieasqa utility ...... . . . piayer, to i-ouisvme. inai angerea me. When Louisville was playing Bt. Louis next day Chris told me to order the boys to knock all the balls to Gleason. "As is usual when a player Is released to another club, Gleason showed remarkable hitting ability. He made two doubles and a tr,-,e an j tMieA sensationally, Cnrtg wa8 mucn perturbed. He approached me and demanded: ' "Did you do what I said?' 'Yes. I did, Chris, but did you see what he did?" "Veil, he is only got a day off,' replied Chris, as he went away satisfied. "The St. Ixjuls club needed a player and I told Chris If we didn't get Glenn at Richmond we would sign Lewis at Philadelphia. 'Yes, you can hit vun bird mit a double stone,' replied Chris. , "One of our players had been released four times and. had come back again 'Dat rolling moss will never catch up mit der stone , said Chris. m tradei fhrls said one day. A bird In Speaking about a player he wanted the tree is worth 15 in your hand. Chris a Great Character. "Von der Ahe was the first man in the world to equip a special train to carry a ball club to a world s series. He did more to boost hasebiill In St. Louis than any man who had been before. He put up his ball club at the best hotels and gave it the best of everything. "On the train on one occasion Chris was doing some figuring and called me over. 'Say, Charley, vat is Billy Brod-erlck's name In New York?' asked Chris. President Wycoff of the American association was reading near by. 'Why, he Is called Billy Brodcrick,' I replied. " 'Oh, yes, dat Is right,' said Chris, still writing. Wycoff, who had overheard the Joke, went down the aisle of the train spreading the story. Chris, hearing the laughter, wanted to know what It was all about, -I'll bet Comlskey has sprung another joke,' said Chris. "One day Manager Mutrle of the New York club, Von der Ahe and some officials were Inspecting the St. Louis park. Mutrie remarked that the Browns had the most beautiful diamond he had ever seen. 'Yes, dls is der largest diamond in der country,' replied Chris. Some one whispered in" Chris' ear that all baseball diamonds were the same size. 'Ach, I mean der largest Infield In der vurruld.' explained Chris." Felsch Now Rated as Brilliant Fielder . CHICAGO, Jan. . Oscar "Happy" r"elsch of Milwaukee, who played center field for the Chicago Americans last season. Is expected to top the outfielders of the league In flldlng during the coming season. Felsch, who finished the season in the select "300" class In batting, also Is likely to be the runner-up on Cobb and Speaker, according to admirers. Felsch, who was tutored by Ciarence Rowland.' manager of the club showed that he was one of the best fielding outfielders in the league last season, and also possesses a powerful arm, which has nipped many a runner at the plate. He has promised to do better In 1917. In 141 games he fielded .981, while Shanks of Washington In 143 games fielded .71. Speaker of Cleveland, who by many was considered the best outfielder In the league, finished the season with an average of .974 for 150 games. ONQ WINS FROM HEBRON. ONG. Neb.. Jan. 6 The Ong high school basketball team defeated Hebron last night, 45 to 21. Hebroa was rut-classed in every department of the game. The last half was exceedingly rough, but few fouls were called. Nelson, for Ong, played a star game at guard, completely breaking Hebron's attempts to get clofe to the goals. Rosen-quist rung up eight baskets and Moeley nine. Mosley getting eight In the last half. Cruise and 'Shearer did the beat work for the visitors. Ong defeated Hebron on the Hebron floor three weeks ago, 84 to 31. Ong also defeated Clay Center last week at Clay Center, 26 to, 18. WILBER NOSES OUT BEATRICE BEATRICT. Neb.. Jan. 1.6 The Wllber high school basketball team won from Beatrice last evening at the high school auditorium bv the score of 28 to il. The contest was close and exciting from the start and by a whirlwind finish the Wllherites were able to nose out ahead. A good sized crowd waa In attendance. At the end of the first half the score tood 10 to .7 In favor of Beatrice, but In the second half, which necessitated 6 minutes extra play, the visitors won. Beatrice will piny Lincoln next Friday evening and University Place next Saturday evening. HUSKER SCHEDULE TOUGH E8T. IN HISTORY. It is a gruelling, gridiron schedule which the athletic authorities at the University of Nebraska have all but mapped out for Dr. Stewart and his Huskers of 1917. The selection of th opponent for Oct. 17 cannot be definitely announced until early this week, but it will be the Michigan Wolverines or the Michigan Aggies of East Lansing and either is a team of the first rank. On the theory that the Yost aggregation eventually will land that date, the Cornhuskers will be booked to face the gridiron teams representing six prominent universities of the middle west Iowa, Notre Dame. Mlchlran, Missouri, Kansas and Syracuse every one a topnotcher In western circles and a worthy opponent for the power ful eleven which, tle dope now reads. will represent the Cornhusker Instltu tion during the 1917 campaign. Director tSewart has more than made good on his promise to arrange the most alluring schedule ever mapped out in the annals of Nebraska football. The like of the Btewart schedule, in fact, never has been even half at tempted-by the Cornhuskers of former seasons nor by any other Missouri valley conference school. Dr. Stewart's gameness In going after so many high class opponents Is not only entitled to commendation but to a season so sue cessful as to reward him for his sports. manshlp and determination to give the Cornhusker adherents the best football that the west affords. The suggestion that the new Nebras. ka director and head coach may be "biting off more than he can mast I -eate" is not worthy of consideration by Cornhusker supporters. It Is enough to know that the Stewart schedule has established a new high-water mark In the history of football at the Cornhusker school. Much of the success achieved by Jumbo Stiehm during his five-year regime was due to his skill in picking his opponents. Jumbo was a pastmaster in the game of diplomacy and, In all candor, the tall Wisconsin tutor was scrupulously careful in mak. lng sure that none of his Nebraska schedules ever was overloaded with formidable foes. He managed to insert about two games with teams of first rank In his annual program and then he filled In with opponents which he felt sure would provide easy picking for his Cornhuskers proteges. Where Jumbo booked Drake or the Kansas Aggies and walked away with set-up victories, Dr. Stewart has arranged to take on Syracuse, Missouri and the Michigan Wolverines or Aggies, while retaining Notre Dame. In short. Jumbo made It a point to never run useless risks; he figured that a hard game or two, if won, would net him an all-victorious season, as his other games provided nothing which would give his pupils serious bother. In this manner and with the aid of exceptional material. Jumbo : managed to make a sweep of the games on his schedules. The risk which Dr. Stewart and the Cornhuskers are running in arranging such a layout of hard games should make Nebraska adherents more determined than ever to get behind the Nebraska team of next' fall with a genuine display of loyalty. The loss of a game or two, which may materialize from such a schedule, would be unimportant Teams which contract to tackle so many opponents of the first class cannot be expected to make clean sweep. F"rom that standpoint, It is hoped that there will be no unfair criticism if the Huskers should chance to have their colors trailed In the dust of defeat; it Is hoped that there will not be a single sportsman In the Nebraska camp so poor as to complain U the Huskers are not victors In every combat. Every effort and ounce of energy possessed by the Cornhuskers, of course, will be exerted toward emerging triumphant - from- every game on their schedule, but In view of the character and class of the Huskers' opponents It would be a strange brand of sportsmanship which would prompt any alleged Nebraska booster to utter Griffith to Cut Spring Training to Three Weeks CHICAGO, Jan. . Clark Griffith, manager of the Washington Americans, went President Comiakey one better today when he announced that the Senators' training trip vould be but three weeks long. Comlskey had decided to cut the Sox' sojourn to one month. Griffith may send his pitchers down to Augusta, Ga., a week ahead of the team, however. The old fox expects to have his team in the running for the pennant this year. With Johnson and a recruit named Craft, who Griffith declare should rank along with Gallia and Harper, he expects to have the best pitching staff In the circuit Leonard will play third for the Senators and Homerun Smith, Milan and Rioe will complete the outfield. Foster will play second, McBrlde short and Judge first ' ' Boss Weeghman Asks Waivers on Eleven Cubs CHICAGO, Jan. (.President Weegh man announced today that waivers had been asked for eleven Cubs. He refrained from giving the names, but stated that pitchers, catchers, inflelders snd outfielders were Included In the list The discards will be used In trades r sent to the minors. Kansas City and Indianapolis In the American association will get the majority. It is seid. Catcher Dllhoefer is not In the list. The Cub owner declared he would not take $26,000 for tha youngster. Fremont Victor Over North Bend In Basketball (Special to The Bur.) FREMONT. Neb., Jan. . Fremont high school defeated the North Bend at basketball at North Bend Friday evening. 25 to 22. Gardner of Fremont was the star performer, . with nine goals to his credit The teams lined up: North Bend. " Fremont. floott .....f.. Gardner Fowler f Relley Miller :...c Dahl Hoffman g Chrlstensen Tuom -f ......... Anderson Hitting the High Spots On the Sporting Pike -By "CY" SHERMAN- one word of unfavorable comment In case It should be Impossible for the Nebraska team of 1917 to baffle every foe. More than that, the time is ripe for Cornhusker followers to discard certain kindergarten customs. In past years, there has been apparent a tend, ency to place too much emphasis on the Import an on of winning every gamv; If so much as one game resulted in defeat the seaaon was not rated as a success. This Is the wrong Idea and the Cornhusker football cause Is Injured thereby. The athletic authorities have mapped out a program which will glve Nebraska football more prestige by far than In former seasons and the possibility that the Huskers may encounter a reverse cannot by any means provide the true measure of the campaign's success. SAVAGE COMES BACK WITH COUNTER PR0P08AL. Hamilton Patterson, former baseball manager at Pueblo, St. Joseph and Wichita in the Western league, evidently started something when he fired a wire offer at Magnate John Savage to buy the Topeka franchise as a preliminary to transferring the club to Pueblo. The Star Is In receipt of a telegram from Savage, now at his home in Kansas City, In which he announces that he has offered to sell the franchise outright to Patterson or to take the latter Into partnership as u half-owner und permit Patterson to manage the ball club. The negotiations between Savage and Patterson may continue during several days, yet no surpisc will be provoked should the dicker result In a tie-up which will make Savage and Ham Pat full-fledged partners in a Pueblo franchise. Harry White, ex-White Sox pitcher. Joined Patterson in wiring Savage for a price and another possible development of the Pueblo problem Is a decision by Patterson and White to go the full route by taking the franchise at the figure named by Savage. Regardless of the termination of the Patterson-White deal, the probability that Pueblo will fall heir to Topeka's franchise and pluce on the Western league map is strengthened by the Savage-Patterson negotiations. iat-terson managed the Pueblo club nine years ago. He la popular in the Colorado town because of his hustling proclivities, and if the fans could be assured thut Ham Pat Is coming back to handle the players and battle for the ball games, it looms up almost as a cinch that Pueblo will dally no longer, but will fare forth on a hustle which will result In putting over the deal. The creation of a new ball park Is the only detail which commands Pueblo's attention, and the Rotary and Commerce clubs are expected to get behind the park project early this week. League President Zehrung will depart from Lincoln today to address the Commerce and Rotary club members of Pueblo at the Monday and Tuesday meetings. The appearance of the league prexy on the scene is fairly sure to be a boost for the cause and the Western league map-makers are quite apt to find it necessary to erase Topeka and Insert Pueblo ere the end of the present week. SHARPS AND FLATS ON THE SPORTING. MELODEON. The ability of Ham Patterson to get loose from Vernon in the Coast league, where he managed the ball club during the recent pennunt campaign, is explained by Los Angeles dispatches. Ham Pat had been signed for two years as manager .after which the directors and the club president got Into a row over the letter's managerial choice, the upshot being that Patterson tendered his resignation and decided to become a Western league magnate on his own account. Patterson has been saving his baseball earnings ever since he broke Into professional circles, and so has Harry-White.- A Havage-Patterson tie-up or a Patterson-White combination would look good to the bugs of Pueblo, so It Is not material to the league Just how the negotiations terminate. Nevertheless, Savage Is I Red Hots Down In Dixie Land Cocksure They Have the Bantam Champ. Bob Moha Comes Across With Alibi for Recent Defeat At Hands of Miske.- Kid Williams, bantamweight champion of tha world, will know he has been In a battle after he gets through with Pete Herman of New Orleans, next Monday. They are scheduled to hook up for twenty rounds In the southern city, with the title as the stake. Herman may not beat Williams but If recent performances are any criterion he will make him step some. Herman is only a kid of nineteen, but he Is a streak of lightning In the ring and he has had a good deal of experlnce In spite of his youth. He has engaged In fifty-eight battles. Including a twenty-round draw with Williams a year or so ago. Since thn Herman has Improved wonderfully and has developed Into one of the showiest boxers m the ring today. His punch is not a thing to be sneesed at either. "If Williams beaU Herman his bettors can break the south," Billy Haack, the Memphis promoter, wrote recently. "Pets Is the first real bantamweight et.-r we have had In many days and we believe he will be the next champion." Which belief may be misplaced, but seems quite general In southern sporting circles. Jimmy Johnston is dubbed the "boy bandit" because of his forfeit-grabbing tactics, but if a few more managers would Join In the game It would do much to eliminate that undesirable thing the agreeing to make a certain weight, then coming Into the ring pounds over It. It may not be sportsmanship to grab (Continued on Page Two) SOUTHERN SPORTS SWEET 0 HERMAN popular with the other club owners on the circuit and the league mugnates would regret to have him sell out and retire from the organisation. The negotiations between the Nebraska authorities and the Michigan Aggie management with reference to a 1917 football game were hanging fire last night and it Is not likely that the Cornhusker director will be in a position until Monday to make his final choice of a game with the Aggies or the Michigan Wolverines, who hnve applied for a gridiron bout on Oct. 27, the date previously and tentatively act aside for the Ags. The Nebraska management wired Friday that It would be necessary to know at once If the Aggies would be governed by Missouri valley or Western conference rules and would agree to offer a $J,O00 guarantee. A wire reply did not come until late Saturday afternoon. In Ihe message from fcst Lunslng It was stated thut the Aggies would play under their own rules, which It was declared are similar to Western conference rules, but the guarantee subject was not even mentioned. The Aggie manager also stated 'that he was forwarding a special delivery letter. The message, as a matter of fact, was evasive yet the Nebraska director and his associates will not take snap Judgment Instead, they will await the arrival of the letter. Meantime, the Husker authorities probably will close with the Wolverines Monday In event the Aggie statement does not convey an unqualified approval of Nebraska's terms. Cornhusker adherents are agreed that a gome with the Wolverines Is much to be preferred to one with the Lansing Ags. The uncertainty as to the outcome of the Michigan matter provides definite proof that the fakers Jumped the gun early lust week when It was falsely announced that Nebraska had completed the draft of Its 1917 schedule. As a matter of fact, when the fakers were Imposing on the press associations and the public by peddling a bunk schedule, the Cornhusker program lacked exactly three games of being complete. I. mi. Willie nllTle's bilious baby is credited In university athletic circles with responsibility for the fake. It was the spoiled child s metnoa or continuing to whine over The Star's Syra cuse scoop. "Lone Star" Diet, ex-Carlisle star, .v,..UA .ill, hut and Prince Albert duds mnde him as much of a sensation at Pullman, Wash., as his coaching of the Washington State college football enm. has been elected to the coach- ship for another year. DieU's 115 team was rated as gooa as me ubbi, him nmlnrsi ! limned last fall and lost their two important games with the Oregon Aggies ana ureguu uuw Mia aniarv was reduced from $4,500 to $8,000 because the W. S. C. athletlo authorities flecioea tney oouia not stand for such frills. uin. miii FMmiinrtn ei-Mlchlran. has tendered his resignation as director of athletics and head coach at Washington university, 8t Louis. Edmunds plans to take a course In medicine In the east. Washington is a jibuuii valley conference Institution and the Kdmunds vacancy probably will brlns; forth doxens of applications. The Information has leaked out of Brooklyn that Second Haseman Cut-shaw Is to lose his Job with the Dodgers, 191 pennant-winners In the National league. The dope reads that Red Smythe will be Cutshaw's successor This Smythe person happens to be the carmine-thatched , youth who tried out with the Lincoln club several years ago, after a sensational season In the Central association. It was Red's misfortune that he could not hit as much as his own weight, for Lincoln i t, mnnnirRinent t nir red him as lacking class A goods. Smythe led the Central league In hitting two years ago and then moved on up to the International league a class AA circuit In the latter loop he continued to shine and now he has qualified for service In the majors. Wilber Takes Close Game From Beatrice Team (Special to The Star.) ' BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. . In the opening game of basket ball here this season Wllber won from Beatrice Friday night by a score of 23 to 91. In the first half the score stood 10 to 7 In favor of Beatrice, but by a whirlwind finish the visitors forged ahead ana won. The lineup: Wllber Beatrice. L. Jakubeo rf Kyle Btorkam If Stevens Warta ........o Ellis C. Jakubeo ,rg Patrick Tacbosky lg Stoll Officials Rathbun, referee; King, umpire; Wright timekeeper. Wisconsin Wins Frpm Iowa State COLTMBUS, Oa., Jan. a Wisconsin by displaying basketball shooting ability here tonight defeated Ohio Htates university. 30 to 22. It was the first conference ga e of the seaaon for each team. Neither side scored from the field in the first seven minutes of play, but aftr that the Badgers opened up and at the end of lh. flr.1 half IS .a S Th. . In Ih. second half gave Ohio It points to Wis consin s II. J Captain Levis and Hemming did good work for Wisconsin, while Bolen and McDonald for Ohio were notable., . : Iowa State Teachers-Trounced by Cyclones AME8. Ia., Jan. Ames took a rough and tumble game from the Iowa Teachers, 22 to 16 on the state gymnasium here. this afternoon. The first half waa tied, t to H. the Teachers putting up the best floor work and defense. In the last half the score was tied most of tha time, but the Cyclones "pepped up" at the 'all end of the game and slid in three field baskets. M'ALLISTER EASY WINNER. NRW YORK, Jan. . Bob McAllister, California light heavyweight, easily defeated Bert Kenney in a ten-round bout at the Fairmont A, C. here tonight. McAllister outboxed fend outpunched his wildly swinging opponent In every round. Mike Did Not Know I Spanish for Collars Mike Donlln la now a representative for a Havana promoter of racing and ! boxing, and Mike la also conversant with the way they do things In the Island m- i tropolls. But when Donlln first visited Havana he was very much up a stump. ; One day he went out to purchase some haberdashery and tried to make the Cubans understand what he wanted by speaking straight English to thsm. Needless to any. Mike returned sana pur- ' chases, and, meeting a Cuban sports writer at nis hotel he began to rave about th Ignorance of tha Islanders. The sports writer In question happened to sneak Knfllah. Bald Mlks: "What's tha matter with tha natives around here I go into a store and try to buy soma collars. Think 1 can make any of them understand what I want? Not a chance. They stand around like dummies and look blank. What's the matter with m hey?" "How did you aak them for what you wanted?" queried the scribe. "Just the same as I'm telling you," retorted Mike. , "IXm't you know this li a foreign country with a foreign language?" said the Cuban scribbler. "Goh, I never thought of that." said Michael, and he beat It for the writing room to get away from the laugh that waa on him. LES DARCY READY Australian Pug Is Tired Waiting on Bout With Carpentier. of Manager O'Sullivan to Give Rickard Until Monday to Produce Match. V H. C. HAMILTON.) NEW YORK, Jan. 1-Les Darcy, Au strallsn . pugilist, la getting his peeve up. Us wants to fight and ha wants to do It Inside of six weeks. Tex Rickard has been Informed, so Darcy's, managrer, Tim O'Sullivan, told the United Press tonight, that unless he produces a match, tha two will get busy and accept lorn offer made by another promoter. O'Hulllvan wauiied It understood be was not trying to force Hlckard Into an uncomfortable position, but he said he ana Dairy both realised the feeling or the American public. "The people want to see Darcy In action and we're going to please them If It la possible," he said. "Hlckard has been putting us off with promises of a match with Cnrpentler until ws oan't wait any longer. He must do somoimng eiae. ' Darcy would have no trouble in get ting a matcn for almost any prloe. but It Is hardly Drobablv Hlckard wHl let tha bout slip past him. Although he has no piaue in wninn me rtgnt nugni oe atagea, lie hs been figuring for some time on the erection or an arena In Mew lorn. Tnm A n Hntwi th. M I n rn moter, has offered Darcy a flat guarantee of 1 1 6.000, or a guarantee of $13,600 and a percentage of the receipts for a bout In Milwaukee. He would pit tne Austral ian champion against George Chip, Jack lilllon or Billy Mlske. Other promoters have made offers fully tempting. Action on tha ultimatum is expected by Monday. The pugilist who left his native land flat on Its back In the midst of war, to day picked the battalion he probably will Join when ha gets ready to do or die for his king and country. Responding to an Invitation from Captain HoliDy Kerr, commander of the 205 Sportsman's bat talion at Hamilton, Ont., hs said he would bt greatly pleased to enter the organ Isa tlon. Tim O'Sullivan backed this by say lng hs, too, would probably Join that bat' talion. Kerr won the 200 mster race" at the Olympic games when they were held last In England, and for many years haul been Canada's champion sprinter. - When the war broke out he began to organise a battalion composed entirely of men prominent In aports of some sort. Iaroy, be believed, would make a fine addition. Four Hitless Games in Majors in 1916 Unusual pitching performances featured baseball In the year Just past. Four hitless games In the two major leagues were added to the record, a number that had bean reached only once In ten pre ceding campaigns, a Tha pitchers who eculsved this distinction were 10m Hughes of tha Braves, against the Pirates; George Foster of the Red Sox, sgalnst the Yankees; Joe Bush of the Athletics, against the Indians, and Hubert Leonard of the Red Box, against the Browns. Hughes set up a remarkable figure In hitless pitching In June, when hs worked fifteen and two-thirds consecutive Innings without allowng a hit No less than ten pitchers came within one hit of pitching hitless gamea. The mound men who cams so close and yet failed were Adama of the Pirates, Orooin and Plank of the Browne, McConnell, Packard, Lavender and Hendrlx of the Cubs, Ciootte of the White Box, Coombs of the Robins and Benton of the Giants. Several slahsters also came Into prominence by pitching both ends of d'nible headers, an almost lost art for many years until Iave Davenport succeeded In winning two games In one afternoon late in July. Several pitchers tried It later and a few succeeded. Pitchers set up a new record In bases on balls In one game early In May. During a contest between the Athletics and Tigers the De-trolt pltehere handed out twelve pssses and the Philadelphia hurlers handed out eighteen, Jack Barry to Begin New Duties as Boss Monday BOSTON. Mass.', Jan. . Beginning cn Monday, Jack Barry, new boss of the Red Sox, will plunge Into his new duties, It was stated today at the office of Harry H. Frazee, owner of the club. Contracts will he mailed and deiaila of spring training will b fully gone over. Barry Is going Into his new position with a hard job ahead. He is following in the footsteps of a man who is recognised as one of base hall's foremost strategists. The ghost of Bill Carrigan's success Is flartali to hover over Fenway park and Barry will have to produce the real thing to gain popularity with the fans. Modest Packey Wants Only $25,000 to Fight CHICAGO. Jan. I.-Packey McFarland, the former lightweight wlsard, now insists thst he's done with the ring. Packey asserts that he set 826,000 as his price for his returning to the sport, knowing that no promoter would give him that amount of money for a ten round contest. McFarland la engaged In business In Jollet and is reported to be comfortably fixed in a financial way. 0I! MIX IT STAKE Kid Williams and Pete Herman Booked to Collide In a New Orleans Arena. Fans Looking Forward to Furious Fray In Which Title Will Hinge On Result. BOXING BOUTS THIS WEEK. Monday, January I. . Kid Wllliuma vs. l'ete Herman, rounds, at New Orleans. Dirk Loadman vs. Al Mhubert, If rounds at Baltimore, Md. Tuesday, January I. Jack Dillon vs. Battling Levlnsky, II rounds, at Boston. Fred Fulton vs. Tom Cowlar, 10 roundest New York City. Wednesday, January 10. Jack Brltton vs. Albert Badoud, It rounds, at New York City. Thursday, January 11, Ad Wolgaat vs. patsy Cllne, It rounds, at New York City. Friday, January 12. Billy Mlske va. Charley Wetnert, M rounds, at New York City. Bryan Downey va. Ftaoiket Murphy, 1 rounds, at Toledo, O. Roy Moore vs. Johnny Douglas, 19 rounds, at Minneapolis, Minn. Trail of the Bantam Champ. Not until 110 waa an attempt mad to keep accurate record of the various claimants to the bantamweight championship. In those days 116 pounds was aocepted, as the official weight. The trail of the bantam weight title since that time Is as follows: 1890 George Dixon (oolored), waa recognised as bantamweight champion, and on June 27 defeated Nuno Wallace) In London In eighteen rtfunds, at 111 pounds. 1194 October It Oeorge Dixon won from Johnny Murphy In forty rounds, 11,200 a side, at 114 pounds. Dixon ntered the featherweight class, and In 18(4 Jimmy Barry of Chicago fought Casper Leu for the title at 111 pounds, September 25, at Lamont, III Barry knocking Leon out In twenty eight rounds, 1817 January 10 Jimmy Barry and Sammy Kelly fought a twenty-round draw In New York for the title, 1897 December I Jimmy Barry knocked out Walter Croot in London In twenty rounds for world's title. Croot died later, but Barry was exonerated. 1898 Jimmy Barry fought two draws with Casper Leon, twenty rounds each. 1199 Jimmy Barry retired unde-feated, and Terry McOovern claimed the bantamweight title. On September 12, McOovern knocked out Pedlar Palmer of England In one round at New York. 1900 Terry MoQorern entered the) featherweight class and the title was In abeyance until 1901, whan Harry Forbes of Chicago claimed It Forbes met all comers until 1903. On AOgust IS, In Ban Francisco, Frankle Nell knocked Forbes out In two rounds. 1904 October 17 Joe) Bowker defeated Frankle Nell In twenty round ' In London for the world' title, Jimmy Walsh ot Boston claimed the title, and went over to England to fight Digger Stanley for th International championship, May 24, 1909. It resulted In a twenty-round draw. Walsh became too heavy for the bantam class and Johnny Coulon of Chicago claimed It, and was recognised as such. 1910 March 6 Johnny Coulon knocked out Jim Kendrlck In nineteen rounds at New Orleans, at 111 pounds ringside, 1912 February t Johnny Coulon defeated Frankle Conley In twenty rounds at New Orleans, and on February IS defeated Frankle Burns, la twenty rounds, same place. 1911 During the . year, Johnny Coulon was taken ill, and laid off several months. Kid Williams claimed the title by default, but was not reoi ognlsed, Coulon retaining; the orown. 1914 Jun 9 Kid Williams of Baltimore knocked out Johnny Coulon In three-rounds-at VrnonrCaU 1916 September 10 Williams lost on a foul in the fifth round to Johnny Ertle, at St. Paul, Minn. Tha laws of Minnesota, however, stipulate that no decisions shall be 'given, not even on a foul or a knockout. Up to tha time of the foul It Is said that William was clearly beating FJrtle. 1919 February 7 Williams fought a twenty-round draw with Pet Her man, at New Orleans. HOW THE RIVALS COMPARE. Williams Herman 24 years , 11 year 111 pounds weight Ill pound I ft., 1 In helgnt I ft., 2 VI In. MVi inches reauh. 64 lnohe W inches neck 14(4 Inane 861-1 In chest, normal 86 In, 87 in chest, expanded 17 H In. 27 Inches waist 16 V4 Inches 1014 Inches. .....forearm 10 inches 19 Inches thigh 18 Inches 18 inches..,. calf II Inches Pugilism's historic classification the bantamweight division will be the first to feature a real championship match In the 1917 season when the premier of the class, Johnny Kid Williams, fitres forta In battle aray to joust with Pste Herman, a southern midget The contest will be staged on Monday Jan, 8, at the Louisiana auditorium in New Orleans. The route will be twenty rounds, the weight will be 111 pounds, ringside, and at the end an official decision will be handed down by William H. Rocap, a Philadelphia sporting writer who will preside as thrrd man in the ring. Both of the fighting mites have been' groomed for a stiff encounter. For weeks Herman has been taitnruiiy preparing himself for the match. In the piney wood of Bay, St. Louis, facing the Gulf of Mexico In a spot made famous as the training camp of John L. Sullivan, and other notable ring warriors, Herman has had hla headquarters for over a month past. . He la Dhvslcallv fit for the contest ana keenly alive to the opportunity before him. Williams has tndulred In lis prepara tory work at his home In Baltimore The light-footed, heavy-headed Dane has shown In preliminary training that he has conditioned himself to the height of his fighting form. There will be no basis for alibis In the event that Herman wrests the championship from him. Tha match will be the third between these sturdy rivals. 'When little raorl than a novice In ting craft. Herman waa CROWN III BANTAM MILL pitted against Williams In a ten-round battle. Thla waa shortly after the tlra Williams had won the title from Coulon. In those days the Dane was a veritable tiger In attack. The bout was a spirited one. so the scribes reporter, but th champion really deserved th verdict Juat about a year ago the pair met In their second encounter. This time It waa a twenty-round affair, to a decision, W. H. Rocap vwho will referee the comlnsT match was In charge of that bout also. He ruled that the affair was practically (Continued On Pag Two.)

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