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.PAGE SIX Famous Coach Was Once ; Ace of Yale Pitching ; Staff. . ;.:..' i EDITOR'S NOTE: Statg's athletic achievements'at Yak are. re- to/d in this story, Ihe second of a series of three on (lie life of the famous University of Chicago coach. t » * By W1U.IAM HH.U'CHKU NBA Service Sports Kditor The scene is Princeton, N. J., and the date May, 1888." Princ:ton and Yale fans have gathered to watch a ;baseball gam? b;tw:etv their nines/ ' • In a-box siU Mrs. Grovcr'Cleve- land, wife of the president of the United Slates, and .she is wearing Princeton colors. Yale's ycimg pitcher looks up at the royal box, an:l sses the colors of his rival worn by tr.e first-iady of the land. Yale's young .pilchsr is a fellow with ideas. He doesn't like that a.bit. He makes up his mind that , the first 'lady, under sucii conditions, should be neutral. So he c'c- termines to pitch his head oft. His success in rebuking the president's wife may be deduced from the followin? clipping from the New York Times of the following day: "Princeton, N. J., May 25.—Yale's faniout pitcher. Stagg. eclipsed fill his former' brilliant feats on the aiainoiid field tcday in an exhibition bnsetall content between Yale ivnd Princeton. He not only pitched 'so effectively as lo enable bis opponents to tat the ball safely but twice, but he mace the remarkable record of. 20 strikeouts against his opponents. The Ynlc men played brilliantly, and Dann, their catcher, supported Stagg in a clever manner. The Princeton men played nervously and evidently felt themselves at the mercy of the expert, twirler from New Haven. Stag's performance of today has never been equaled between teams of similar quality, and it will go on record as one of the memorable games of Intercollegiate baseball contests." r i That game vas the climax of Amos Alonzo Stagg's baseball career at Yale. With stngg doing all the pitching, Yale won tho baseball champlonshi pof the Eastern College League five successive years. Slagg won 15 games from Harvard against, four' lost, and won 14 out of 17 games with Princeton. Stagg was so good, indeed, as a pitcher,. that [.he baseball captains refused to let him go out far football, fearing an' injury to his arm. Stagg entered Yale in 18S4, and did not become a full-fledged football played until -his graduate days, four years later. His mind was still set upon the ministry, and he rejected many ricS offers in 1888 to become a professional tall player. He needej money badly, but believed his first duty to bj to Yale. Besides, he disliked conditions at the ball parks in those' days, there being a bar where teer -and liquor were dispensed : nearly every park. He decided to go out.for football in 1888, his first graduate yoar. In those days It was proper fo; (AUK.) COURIER NEWS The Old Yale Steamroller Lhu Outside---Looking In "I1V DUKE" Aiiunrn Comes Back i hand-out. Maybe Jack's speech Auburn, fcni'cd many years ago I was written by tomu cnc ti™, ; one of the greatest football j but this writer has a hunch that' tc-ams In the south, has again I Jack was getting across to Ills, tcme to Ihe fore. ] listeneis his message in an effec-j Afler threatening to get to the; live and earnest way. Jack is: top for several years the Plains-j still one of the gixT-aesl aurac-: men Jumped lo the front over! lions in spcrtdom. the week-end with . an explosion that echoed 'round the southern rciiIcrcHce and through national ^rid circles. The Plainsmen wal- j loped Tuhne, n team unbcrusu iu (.ci'.fi'rcncu circles since !G28. i Unless they run iulo cm im-. t expected di'fKil the mighty grid-) jdcrs of the Alabama Polytechnic i InM.itute will probably share' Mullv.-rn conference honor/; will); hi: Tennessee Vols. And there • s n chance that the Voli; mny ilidy oi:t of the picture In the Vnndy game. Defeat 'Morsrs' in Close Hatch at Country Club, 22 to 19. i Sliavnce Arrives : T ' !e Allies baseljail team «'-"i> an- Shawncc served definite noticej nl -her clwo one at 'nil?? P.u'l: Sun-1 ... _ Friday night that it must bei^i'- t!lis lilne di-f;3tiiii; Jasppr, j dcfcaU'd reckoned with from now on ; n j A ' a -. by a score of 5 ts -1. | p.iint. Hero is that famous Yale team of 1888, which scurtd OJ8 points to its opponents' sotlilng, and on which A inns Alonio Stage, ve(erau Clileano coach, played -rljrht end. l.tfi to right, buck row, tlic nl iy- crs are: Hilly Khudes, George Woo U ruff, Fudge Ili-ffclflnger, Charliu (Jill, Kid Wallace and Hilly Bull In Hie second row. left to ritht. are Starr. Hum McClung and Captain P Corbin. Tlic liro men in (lie front row arc Hill Wurtumber? and Billy Graves. coimly fcotimll circles. It red letter night icr tile con- i .... tclidatcd sclioul at Joiner whon I mcn ailtl giving up o:iiy five lilts its eleven til-cl the lilytheviilc ! "-"• lll= —von inning- Thc outc-;m? of It was a well pcrlormimj of- tcam that C'cach Johnny tallial t.'ie winning run '.'» Harry to compete In- Inter-collegiate a,thleUcs. nnd Stngg was oorsuatled by Captain Pa Corbiu to try out for an end position. That team was the greatest in Ynlc's history, rolling up CS8 points against ILs opponents' . nothing. Walter Camp coached the team at intervnk when he coufd get away from his regular work In n clock factory, aw! the following year named Stagg at end on his first All-America eleven, the first of all All-America elevens. « • • Meanwhile, young Mr. Stagg was having niiite n struggle with himself, lie discovered nfter a year in divinity school that he was not marked for the ministry. He could It hasn't been two years since [ "You know, Tom, for 1'omni) 1 Louglirrm fought AJnx Ilaer In New York, and on tlic same card the obscure Stanley 1'orcdn boxed a fellow named Walter Cobb in one of the preliminaries. Now Porcda, stepping np gradually to top-ranking among the heavyweights, brushes Loughran aside with a decisive victory In ten "i«i<vt.-u iut tut. Jiniiliiry. lie COUlu H ^^uc wtt,M u ut:t;i3jvc' nctwiy 111 ttii not overcome a dislike for making rounds in Loughrnn's home town, speeches at public gatherings. Once All thnt goes up. in boxing, must in front of n crowd he became em- c °n>e down. Gene Tunney : fought barrnssed and fumbled for words. 1 During liis two big years ot football lie Jiad -been serving as secretary of the Yale Y. M. C. A'., and had received permksloii to play football because the directors believed hc would luivo more influence as n religious worker If he bore the prestige that playing on the varsity eleven carried. - Abandoning his plans for the ministry, stagg left Yale in 1890 taking n position at the Sprln*- field, Mass., V. M. c. A. ns an instructor . in physical training He ."farted' to co,ich his first footbiJl team nt Springfield that. year. But he had been at Springfield only a month when Dr. William Rainey Harper, of Yale, summoned him to New-York to tnlk -jibout "• ' very important mater." NEXT: Stagg Goes to Chicago. While Hunting Lost Ball GLENMVE, 'Mont. (UP)-While hunting a lost golf ball, —iul«o P P. Loiper and Dr. j; A. Evart discovered the skeleton of s,. man who apparently hnd been murdered. The judge thought lie had found.the lost ball when h c saw n portion of the skeleton protruri ing. The skull appeared io been smashed with an ax. have a preliminary bout to the Demp- sey-Carpentter Battle of the Century at Boyle's Tlilrly Acres. A couple of years later he cut Jack to ribbons in Philadelphia. He Wanted Tunney It was Loughran's dream to fight Gene. Tunney. He declared. Tunney was a "mechanical fighter" and that was the kind of a fighter easiest, for him to .beat, Oh, yes, there was something else between the pair, too. Lough- fun and Tunney met In an eight- round bout something like ten years ago. Loughran: was not more than a middleweight then, but he gave Gene as good $s-he sent. Tunney did lloor h'im in the first round with a , terrific right lianil but Loughran came back to outfit him. •' ;••••-• * f • Retort • CourteoBs ' ' ' Years later, when Tunney WE-' training at Speculator, N. Y.. for his final flght—with Tom Heeney —Loughran motored from Philadelphia to'watch him train. The night before, Loughran had fought Pefe Lntzo, and the boy from the mines had opened up a nasty cul — , — a man who's supposed lo be as clever as you are, you get cut up quite a lot." Tom reddened and replied: "If you defciMlcd your championship as mucli as I <io mine, you'd probably get cm up too!" . Which was giving James Joseph just about as good as lie sent, in consideration of the fact that Tunney had hand-picked poor old Tom •Hceiiey as a fit guinea pig upon which to demonstrate his talents before retiring He Fought 'Em All Loughran, indeed, was a fighting champion. He broke all the union rules of the Cauliflow Guild by fighting anyone who came over Tommy's eye. Tunney peered critically at Loughran's "eye as the .two shook hands. .Then salt! Gene, rather crisply: . BRUSHING UP SPORTS By Laufcr mr^ \\rnm ! umJltn, U 'i! Local Team Tunis Back Threat ot Visiting Ninej From Alabama. • i A team cap-amcci by .led Roland dsfeateti a «iuad l:cadei by Byron Morse in an intva-club tournament at Ihe UJytlicville country club Sunday afternoon. Ths "Roland;;" wen by the narrow margin -of 22 points !o 10. Hcrac? Gulp was medalist of the day with a b'.v score ol 73 for two lounds of the p.u 37 cour.s;. B. A. Lynch carded ii T! for the same di.itiuitc. Results =f the imliviiua! mntc.-.cs Byron Mo.'-.-e <M) ai, two points, i-j'cated Jen Roland <io 90. W.. T. Barneit (M) 89, two ;, <ic!c;<lcd G. E. K-eck () 02 H. T. Cu!;i (Hi .73, u vo points, '"•' " A. .Lynch (MJ one .. R. P. Klrshner ppints, defeated 'C. L, 90 ' . John Caudill (R) defeaied Farmer E score given. . Bill Afflick (R). 84. two MI,,!' efea " ltSl ' one ^ 0 ™ Ii. Bud Lutes went the rente for, ',, i, j,«,ti'iR) 37, three nalnu 1.^ llnlYln tfl'l Ml tT,-il-;,\,I .-Vllf t'V !*-".«.W, tho liome team, -itrikinij out K>: played. ....... - ...... ... not definitely decid?d until the seventh stanza when Cii.u/.'y liiit;? Burnett slionx'd at Hnley Field. The team that Burnett has developed from «rcen material a 1 , (he Joiner school showed the results or sound training with an cutive shift as Hie basis tor the offense. On tho. defense the Shawnec depended mainly on an. aggressive spirit, apparently not I being so well grounded in niles of tlie game. But Ihe fact is certain tlv.it Shnwncc is now a factor in county fcotball—and will probably continue to be so as long as Burnett guides Ihe destinies of the school on the gridiron. Hits and Misses Out. of 32 guesses on last week's end aanits in tills column 2i nmcd cut to be correct, seven ivere misses and ties resulted in four games. Blylhcville was picked to win over Slmwnce but, tlic "upstarts" from (he south end of (he county . run . Lutci' double. Cecil Wii-^rt asd Lo- Crone Whiitlo 1«I ths I.iitrs attatk with tiiree hits each in as many times at hat. Wright mace a to'.ai of seven bases, garnering Uvo triples and a single. 'fhe s))ectators were affcrJe'd plenty of thrills as the game 5°s- sawcd back and forth. A perfectly cxc-culdd donlile play. C. L;ites to nixon. in the s=veat!i inning wa? the folding feature. Everything for Your Entertainment ami Comfort . R1TZ THEATER La=t Time Today — "Blonde Vemis" mt!i i\I;irlw)« Dietrich. Ijuttled Ihe locals PurtUjo was selected to n draiv. to beat Nor- . . w defeated Cecil Shane IM, point. . John Waterman '(R) - 8G ,. poinu, defiled U. S. Branson <\n 83, one point. (M) C. A. Cunningham <ro liolnl. and Eddie B. D^vid (MJ point, tied. 104 strokes each - Rii-sscll Phillips' (R) 38. one'ixni, defeated G. G. uiibbard (M) „* J. A. Leech <M> 100, three pints' defeated C. W. AlflSck (103) • ' Samuel P. Karris <R> 88, u lrcc points, defeated Ptoyd Acton (\n 98. C. M. Buck (R) 87. thr:e points defeated J. G. Barnes (M) 105. John Pinley (R) 89, iwo points, defeated Bruno Tanner iM) 99. Frank Whitwoith cR> no score given, defeated Jimrme Bel! (Ml, no score given. Berylliurn is a metal about, one- third lighter than aluminum SPECIAL OCTOBER CLEARANCE -IN SALE thwestern but earned only a tie. Princeton nnd Pittsburgh, named to win over Navy and Ohio State respectively, ware hekl to draws. These learns named Tuesday and Wednesday - — w - - - ---- ------- i JIL.JV, LLHIIL,-) tiiiim;u iia iu;>t;i;3 along. He: has met the toughest by this writer turned out winners- men in his division, and has gone ----out of his way to take on heavier and ostensibly tougher ones. Prom 1925 until 1929 hc wns unbeatable. .From the time Uat a battler named Acl Stone uok a close decision from him In 1925. uutU after he beat Mickey Walker, lie fought 36 opponents, and licked every one. Many of these were formidable foes— Mickey Walker, Johnny Hi.s- ko, Mike McTlgue, Willie Striding, I*o Lomski, Big Boy Peterson, Jack Gross, Georges Carponlier, Pels Laizo, Arinnnd Emanuel, Marly Burke. In that group nre boxers, hard punchers, rugged . heavyweights. • « • Thi- T.omski Chssic The picture we like to kern of Ixiughran is that of iris wonderful ' - couieb'ac^ against Leo Loniski several years .ago. The Aberdeen' Assassin of nine floored him three times for a count in the NEvWH QWE PROMISE OF BeOaMiMir - W round. The third time that. Loin- ski's swishing right connect;;, Ixmghran went sprawling, alir.o?; turning n somersault through the ropes. Por two rounds 'after that Loughran actiinily was oia on his feet. A ringside newspaperman said, "He's fighting from memoir now." But (lie old skill remah:c:i and that lightning-like Lou.-b.ra!: left darted iulo Lomskis face"w;-h destructive regularity durin-' ti\- rest of the 15-rouncl battle. At Ihe end Lomski was <lo::o ;; C Loughran had overcome the tn- mcndous disadvantage of that firs' round, and fought his way u.-jcj- "\, victory. Wives Outdo Their Husbands in Fishing DILLON', Mont. (UP) -No 0:1- ever heard what sort cf !\:i";.; Mrs. Izaak Waltou was. but' T:K' wives of (TO local fishermen <•<;- ccntly far outdid their husbaM< by catching 12 trout, one ot whi-;- wciglied 15 pounds. The 15-ixxinrt spccin-.oii was the largest, fish caught near Dillon i- vcars. Mrs. W. JI. stonc . nH llc ,,'.' orary member of the Butle AI-- lers' Club. c«i s h! n troia w-.-h- ing 16 3-4 pounds several 5sas»< ago. Hope (over Texnrkann), Chicago (ovet Indiana). Southern California (over Stanford), Washington Stale {over Oregon State), Auburn rover Tulane), nnd Colgate (over N'. Y. u.), Centenary lover S. M. u.) The follo7;in!f winners were predicted: Jonesboro, Pine Blutr. Little Rock. Port Smith, El Dorado, L. S. U., Notre Dame, Nebraska, California, Oklahoma, V. M. T., Texas, Alabama. Minnesota, Georgia Tech, N. C. State, Army. ViuHlerbiU. Michigan, Southwestern and Paragould. J.ick Steals Show It wns Jack Dempscy, the old nna^r'. \rauler, who "stocd out" on tho projram. "Parade of tiie Stare", presenled by the national committee for welfare and relief mobilization last niuhi. The greatest stars of sportdom ever presentee! on one radio program walked up to microphones all over the country and spoke their pieces. It was evident that most of the speeches were prepared by "ghosts" and most of them were similar. But Jack discussed, that, seventh round at Chicago in his bout with Gene Tunney. Everything Jack said was in praise of Tnn- J)ry. Dcmpse.v told the radio audience hc lind never worried much over that famous "lone count". That hc lind socked Tunney hard and fast and watched Gene sink to the canvass. Jack said lie didn't expect Gene to get up far for 30 or 40 seconds alter that walloping and didn't know whether Gene was more fatigued from receiving the blows or Jack him- seJf was from tliroH'in<; (hem. In his appeal for aid for the relief funds Jack said he knew what it was to ride frciirht trains Last Time Today — "Westward Passage" with Ann Harding. Courier News Want Ms Par. Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursdny Aclm.—Matinee and Night— 10 and 25c •ft BOU«,lrAf , gateway shown Is a T 0 U I l. The Hag sketched Is Hie CONFEDERATE BATTLK FLAG. Wats r normally boils ot 212 D ECU Er», FAHIJENHEIT. -Matinee—10 and 25c NiKht--10 and 35c The PicLiifc You've Boon Waiting for Is Here News p.ml Comedy The Big Broadcast [•Iroackast will b( from the ' Ritx. T'neatrc, over KLCN Tuesday, (tomorrow) beginning 11:30 A. .M. ami lasting 80 minutes. This is Hie fiivt time \ve have broadcast a picture—Be Sure To Tune In. 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