Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on February 24, 1917 · 31
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Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada · 31

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MURDAY, FEBRUAftY 24, 1917. TEE EDMONTON JOURNAL NEWS AND GO ORLD OF SPORT OF THE DAY IN THE y r. h. Mcpherson PHONE 9271 SSIP w Portland's Sensational Centre Learned Hockey in Winnipeg Dick Irvin Has Been Shooting Goals Since His Introduction to Great Ice Game Led League for Eight Seasons; Scored Nine Goals in One Match Vancouver, Feb. 24. Take a conglomeration of skates, small boys and bubbling spirits, add a dash of wild-eyed youngsters (vintage of any old year), stir briskly with sticks of doubtful lineage, and bake the mass . until it ceases to struggle on some wayside pond at a time when relations between the village thermometers and J. Frost are strained to the point where the former are sputtering wrathfully at 40 below zero and you have Dick Irvin's formula for teaching the young idea how to play Ice hockey, that most thrilling of games since the Roman stadium closed its doors. Dick Irvin. late of 'Winnipeg and now the most talked of young man in coast hockey circles, is one player who Ii in the game because he loves the sport of shooting goals. He is a good looking, unassuming chap who looks not upon the wine, whether red or otherwise, neither does he attempt to sooth his frazzled nerves with the perfumed breath of My Lady Nicotine. Not he, for he is a good Presbyterian, and withal a clean, upright young athlete who figures perfect health his one best asset in this world of worries. . He's Single, Girls, Dick Irvin is 24 years of age and he came to 'Winnipeg with his parents from Hamilton, Out., When a very small boy. He has played baseball, football, lacrosse and rugby in scltool days, but hockey early secured a grip on his young affections and the old 1H THE PIRATES Chuck Ward Can Give Wagner A New Lease on Life . Jimmy Callahan, boss of the Pirate crew, has before him the task of developing a youngster to fill the shoes of Hans Wagner at shortstop, which considering the greatness of the venerable Dutchman, is not an easy task for any man. Yet Callahan's plans call for Wagner to play first base this year, and the gaping hole In the short held must be filled and filled so well that it will be feasible to keep Wagner jn first. Though the veteran was popularly supposed to be slipping as long ago as three years, he kept right up at the head of the league in fielding his position until last season. Nineteen years of big league baseball, not to mention the other years of diamond work which has served to fit him for the big show, have naturally sapped his strength. The flame of his wonderful enthusiasm still burns brightly within him, but his fielding last year lacked some of the snap and (lash which has characterized it through the length of his remarkable career. Wagner is not through by any means, but he is conserving his strength in his tussle with Father Time, and believes that a permanent shift to the initial corner of (the diamond will enable him to extend ;his career a few years longer than would be possible if he remained at his old post. Can Recruit Sub for Honu? Wagner first expressed a desire to make the change last season, nnd Callahan moved him over to first base, benching the light batting Wheeler .lohriston, since released. Uut a suitable man to replace Wagner was not found and Wagner was switched back to shortstop, and Johnston or ifinch- man went to inn base. This inaneu- j vie was repeated several times, sim- j ply for the reason that none of those Miaisried to do the shortstopping was e'-ual to the task of hilling tile ball in a timely fashion. The case of Alex. McCarthy is typical. , McCarthy's fielding was brilliant, but his hitting except for one brief streak, was painfully weak. Among the recruits who will be ; ven an opportunity to show what t e y can do in the line of shortstop-P ng for Callahan is "iiiel;" Ward, st cured from Portland. Ward is twen-l-two ycjirs old. another product of "'Kerry Patch", that section of St. T. oil's which has born so prolific in its piodac; inn of ball players and has plae.l proft ssinnal hall for four years. J!" hro'iC in with a te;1m in the obscure Nebraska stale league and went to pn In nd in 1913. T O O K E COLLARS IS CF.STS FA CM TOOKE BROS. LIMITED MAKERS - - MONTREAL KERRY PATCH LAO MAY SUCCEED HANS AVALON BOARDING KENNELS llait at stud Great Dane ch. Prince Rupert, greatest Dane in Canada: Wirp-h."ird Fox Terriers eh. Blue Blanket and Orm -field Don. Can i- i' t an-a n cements for .ilmest any hr-il of :tud d"g. i c-d tslsinW t"T r'tj i.;s each, or ;s et ui p.r dozen D. C. SAMSON m; riR?T-A ktrket west charm still lingers. Although he does not look it, Irvin tips the scales in his street clothes exactly at the point where "lloose" Johnson balances the weights, between 160 and 165 pounds. He has been playing hockey of one sort or another for eight years, although this is his first seaon in pro fessional company. Dick likes the ; coast, but he was the most disgusted s young man in the west for a fewj weeks following his arrival in the j Rosebud city. Perhaps it was tem- j perament or -the feeling incidental to '; a lad's first trip from home and kin- dred, but whatever the cause, the j Portland management simply could not . see in him a real contender in coast circles, and he played the bench with an occasional brief moment on the ice for the first five games in the league schedule. Irwin confessed that he was just about ready to trek back to the prairie capital, convinced that he was not to be given a chance to properly display his worth when he was injected into a game in Portland and made good with a vengeance. Now he is a real contender for scoring honors of the league despite the fact that he was handicapped at the start, giving Morris and Roberts a big spot on the season's play. He Is playing centre, and playing it so spectacularly that he is touted the real find of the season. He plays clean hockey, too, and has a most deceptive method of wig-wagging his way through the best defences for a shot on the nets. Generally, his shots are billed through to the goal, as any of a trio of- league goaltenders can substantiate. How Do They Do It? "Corner lot hockey with the thermometer at 40 below zero is the way the Winnipeg youth learns hockey," said the star puck chaser without the flicker of an eyelash. That may sound strange to you folks in Vancouver, but it's one of the easiest things an eastern kid does." ' Sternly repressing an inclination to argue the point, we listened while Irvin unfolded the story of how he graduated from the corner lot to the Strathcona Juveniles, how he was grabbed from that club to the Junior and Intermediate league and finally to the time when he entered the ranks of the famous lioncrchs, who, as sr. amateur aggregation, han'e a glorious record unapproached by any other similar organization in the Dominion. Led League Eight Years During the entire eight years of his hockey career Irvin led the league each year in scoring. He frankly admits, however, that much of his suc cess is due to the co-operation of his clubmates, who unselfishly assisted in booting .his- average. ' 'Stan Mat-pies,, Tom Hurray, Clem Loughlin and the late Del Irvine, all came to the coast league to try the professional game, from the . JYIonarclis,- and that they made good in the fastest league in the world, is no small pride to their friends and to themselves besides being eloquent testimony to the players' worth. Irvin has two brothers playing on the Monarchs this season. Contrary to a general belief, he is not related to Del Irvine, although he knew him well and thinks he was the greatest defensive player ever developed in Winnipeg. William Heott, assistant manager of the Portlanders, is from Winnipeg, and made an enviable managerial record, states Irvi'i, as manager of the famous Monarchs. Twice they barnstormed the east under his guidance, the first time shortly after the team won the A Hun Cup. Nine Goals in One Game On one of these trips, playing against Toronto, that year champions of the O. H. A.. Irvin established a record for goals scored when he sagged the nets nine times in one game. On that occasion Irvin first met Lester Patrick and the admiration he then formed for that gentleman of parts is as keen today. He thinks Lester is one of th.: finest players and all round sportsmen he ever met and in this he will find few disposed to argue v.ith him. He finds the pro game incredibly faster than the amaietT. Style . Ith mncn of the roughness eliminated. May seem strange, but. that's what he gay and he ought to Know, for he's played both. He had a worj of prai.se for coast referees, who, he think?, control the came in a truly marvelous manner. The amateurs play the opposition Into the boards continually -ind the -efs. permit them to get away with it. Trvin has been on the staff of the Dominion Express company in Winnipeg for some years, and expects to go back to the prairies when the season ends ""re. A.G.U HEALTHY RECRUIT EATS HIMSELF OUT OF BERTH Willie Ktumpf was a neophjic who was with the New York Yankees when Frank Chance toe.k hold of the man agerial reins of that club. He had a powerful arm and a powerful appetite, but aside from his arm disnlar l t. big league attainments. The Yankees were .slaying at a Furopean plan holl and S2 3 was the daily allotment to each player for meals. Stumpf was always excdin tha. allowance. Chance took Stumpf to task, "You'll eat yourself out of this league." the manager growled. "Why," replied the voracious youngster between mouthful, "who's beating me?" j Chance gave it up, and he doesn't ikiiow to this day whether Stumpf, in jhis l-lmitj inn'K'cni, rally tluiueht jtlie manacr wm reproving him for gsstronomiral deficiences. CALGARY, ALBERTA Alexander is the Sole f y&f- ni g Two years ago. wl-'n the Philadelphia XatTonals gained their way to a National League pennant, the great pitching trio was Alexander, Chalmers and Mayer, who appear above, (left to right). Since then Chalmers has been unconditionally released. Mayer has contracted a Charley horse in his pitching arm which made him of little use' last season, and only Alex the Great remains.-After using some rather stern persuasion Alec has succeeded in getting a salary from the Phillies commensurate with his value as a drawing card. It is reported he will get the biggest stipend of any pitcher in the major leagues, which means something more than ?J 2,000 drawn by Walter Johnson. Bush Leaguers Kill the Monotony in Big Leagues Fresh Crop of Recruits Each Spring Somewhat Breaks Up the Dull Routine of Training Camps Evans Recalls Some Funny Incidents Each spring brings a fresh crop of recruits to the majors. The ambition of every recruit is to shine as a big leaguer. Usually, the recruits are a varied collection, there are four or five college men, an equal number who learned the game on the sand lots, occasionally some athlete direct from the small town or farm. Two years ago Harry Davis heard about a player who lived about twenty miles from the nearest railroad station. He hit the trail for that small Virginia village and signed the player. It transpired the player had never been on a railroad train. That was an exceptional case. I cite it to show recruits are recruited from all stations in life. Since big league ways are unknown to them, even to the collegian, it is only natural each year the veterans find a recruit or two who furnish enough fund to kill the monotony of spring training. There was in the American league a few years ago a big husky pitcher who seemed sure to develop Into a star. For some reason he failed to get going. The club that originally got him lost faith in his ability and asked for waivers. Six clubs waived, but one manager expressed a desire to look over the big ellow before letting him get out of the league. He was taken for the waiver price, and in his first two games' came through. Then he began to lose with regularity, mainly through lack of control. He was sent to the minors, most of the big league clubs being satisfied he lacked major league class. He had a good year in the minors and last year was taken by a club in the National league. He came through in impressive fashion and is regarded as considerable of a star in the older organization. This pitcher is a big, handsome fellow, and makes an excellent subject tot the newspaper photographers. Falls for Photographs He is quite an amateur picture snapper himself. He used to keen his teammates busy snapping pictures of him in different poses. It was early evident to the veterans that photography from any angle was his hobby. They decided to make use of this. A choice box of candy, tempted the telephone operator to carry out the wishes of three veterans in on the scheme. When it was certain he was in his room, the operator called him, and slipped him a message something llke-this: "This Is the Elite studio talking;. The sporting editor of the Daily Bulletin has Just called us and wants you to come to our studio. He desires a number of poses of yourself, both in uniform and in your street clothes. The pictures are wanted for a feature Btory Sunday, so it will be necessary that you have a sitting today. He also told me to inform you a dozen of the photos were to be mailed to you at the papers expense for your trouble." All Want His "Picture" A few minutes later the player hurried out the front entrance. In a few seconds two of the veterans were in close pursuit They saw him take n car for the ball park to get his uniform. An hour or so later he returned to the hotel carrying a big bundle containing the uniform. He had fallen for the scheme. That evening the club Jumped to another city. For a week the player bought every edition of the. Bulletin but failed to find the story in which he was to be featured in word and picture About ten days later the pitcher received a package containing a dozen j pictures also a bill for same that causefl him to gasp. No doubt he was under the impression all the. pictures in the world couldn't cost that much. Be-ilevinrr it a mistake he paid no atten tion to the bill. In a few days the sec- , retary of the club was appealed to for settlement. He investigated and real-; ized the recruit had been the hoax foi some fun. The bill was paid, and the ; recruit notified it would be taken out of his salarv. That was sad news. A few days hilcr the manager used the youngster and he came through In great style. The game went into extra innings, mainly through the good work of the pitcher, who showed at his best in the tenth inning when, with the bases filled, the score a tie and only one out. he retired two batters on strikes, both goou hk-ith. team won in the twelfth and as the; pitcher passed the manager on the way to the club house the manapor re- marked: j Saves Cost of Pictures. j "Those pictures won't cot you i cent. I w ill Instruct the secretary not j to deduct it from your salary- They, may be of some use. Kome of these reporters may be around lookln for picture of you after that eihibitlon f pitehins." That evening the pitcher disposed of two to bae ball writers, insisting they b returned and slso be handled with ear. The laugh was en the veterans and not the recruit. Several members of the fit Louis Erowns a few years as" Put over an incident quite similar to the photography stunt In a game In an eastern city of the American league recnilt ii f it IdT had a big "Jay at the bat, g'-t- fotjr er;.n 1 ! ' ' ' ' 1 many um- lip. As IcimIi la. r h recruit baJJ found the p:lchtn j-liijlitjy different In ths big league snd hadn't shown much at the hal. The four hits proved tonic, and he was b'iy around th J3 hotel lobby that evening. His rapid-fire conversation caused a few of the veterans to frame something at his expense. The following morning the player received a telephone cull from a man who purported to be the manager of a well-known sporting goods store, but I who was a member of his team. The supposed manager made mention of his great hitting and regretted the player, was not using the bat manufactured by j his company. i He informed the youngster many leading players used it and that he hoped to shortly include him In the list To have him give the bats a trial the manager requested him to drop around and he would present him with a dozen. The player started for the store. , He introduced himself and because of his woj'k.Uifi. previous day ne was the object of much attention. He then requested to see some of the bats, and after examining a couple of hundred he selected a dozen of them and requested they be sent to the ball park. A few weeks later It was decided the player was not quite experienced enough and another year in the minors would just about fit him for fast company, Announcmeent was made In the papers and immediately a bill was sent to the club for bats. It was a rude awakening when, on getting his check, he saw the cost of the bats deducted from his salary. When he arrived at his minor league destination he discovered he blasted of more bats than the entire club carried. Bender Hits XJ tjsjiWi j "''f': ': ' An old familiar fiu- will be mlMsin in big leaKiie cb-eles tfis 'romifig sason, as a few days aeo "Chief Ht-v '!: as lie tided Mb itriroiiditlnrsl r"-1"hsu by I ha l-rn'dr-luhii Muiium:!.. The mil tin hurt l,.u ni.iilne- f..e th st ( yes r is, and J-r 1; sbs !- atUMtuw rf the wonderful p.. ihtfia skill that assist mi Ci.tiie Mai I and h,s Athletics to win sveral worlds 'harnplenj.hi'is. M will pr,ttly Isnrl In t ho Amrv-an Association as at leat f"ur t-ms in Chivlmrlon s i-lr-ult hats wire! h rm terms Survivor ASKS FOR PRACTICE IS AN ONLOOKER IN BILLIARD GAME Poggenbury, Preparing For Game, Royally Entertained By Ives Of all the experiences in billiards which J. Ferdinand Poggenburg, the noted amateur, who died Dec 31, ever had the most remarkable was with Frank C. Ives, early in 1899. One evening Poggenburg said to Ives: "Come on, Frank, and play some billiards with me. 1 want a little practice for a tournament." "How will, we play?" asked Ives. Poggenburg re-i plied: "I want to play 14.2. Sup-' pose you play 600 and 1 will make all 1 can?" Ives agreed. .Although emaciated by the lung lung trouble which resulted fatally a few months later the "Napoleon of billiards" had the grit to engage in a long-game. He won the bank, counted on the opening stroke, and Poggenburg became the occupant of a seat to remain there until the game was finished. Poggenburg did not. get a shot. Playing with the care and perfection which characterized his performances when a well man. Ives retained control of, the spheres until he had scored 600. Then he almost collapsed. As he withdrew from the table he remarked: "if 1 had had another point to go I would not have been able to make it. I was able to make the run because my mind was on 600 points." Poggenburg declared ho enjoyed the' entertainment more than he would! have done hsd he been given a chancel to play. Pronouncing the exhibition the most wonderful he had ever witnessed. he warmly congratulated Ives. ltulph (Hap) Myers, former first baseman of the Boston Braves, is & "free agent" again, A jury fit Kl Paao. has cleared him of the charge of high way robbery after a trial lasting more than a week. the Long Trail 1 : . v '4 - ' -e-- t . . y.uH, aid h tr.e. In-' n IV Bonfires and Are Not No Longer Celebrated Victories With Old Rah-Rah . For Every Student Is An Athlete To Jack Moakley Goes the Credit (By SOL METZGER, W. A. J. Football Coach) Were you to visit Cornell todaj and compare it with the Cornell of ten and fifteen years ago, you would note certain great changes upon the hill where the University stands and in the town of Ithaca. But above all else, you would be impressed most with the change In student life and its actual environment The old rah rah days of the Dutch Kitchen seem to have gone. Down In the town are the offices of the student and alumni publications, to be sure, and a sporting goods house, together with stores and moviesjust as you will find them in any other town of like size. But the college atmosphere is no longer there. In fact, one must take the long pull up the hill to "far above Cayuga's waters" to find what formerly was frequently found In. the town the students. About the magnificent and endless campus boys are going about the business of getting an education during hours. - When recitation, and lab periods are over they remain on. this same campus, but near or at the athletic field or gymnasium, especially in the outdoor season. Indeed, the town is following them for about this campus is growing with amazing strides a cluster of shops that formerly stood in the down town section, but which suddenly woke up and found their clustomers gone up the hill. There was nothing to do but follow. Surely, if Ithaca is a college town that part which was formerly its business section is about to close its doors and climb the steep hill leading to the university. New Athletic Spirit There is reason, a big fundamental reason, for all this and a studf of conditions leads to the conclusion that new spirit has taken hold of Cornell and an atheltic spirit at that. Now there is no reai-ton for anyone opposed to athletics to get excited over this else the truth will be told. Today, nearly everybody at Cornell is interested in sport to the extent of participating in it. And the students are not football mad ut that Yesterday but let a Cornell crew manager picture the yesterday. A few years ago this aforesaid manager told me that the old spirit at Cornell was dying out He bemoaned the fact that when teams came home with the bucon no one thought ot having a big, bonfire and nightshirt parade celebration. Things were going to the dogs. The modern scheme o life at Cornell is the reason for this, H seems that when a student knows how to hurdle but cannot make the track team he is not likely to sit up all night swilling beer and howling around a bonfire stolen fences Just because a classmate ban won the 320 high at the intercol-legiates. The recent Yale football celebration in New York over last fall's football record, while all well and good, Is another kind of thing which no lunger le dreamed of at Cornell. Cornell's Proud Record Now while all this change has been going on, which even the old Rinds were wont to bemoan, Just as did this certain crew manager. Cornell has been undergoing an upheaval hi athletics. Its crews have won some fourteen varsity affairs at Poughkeepsle in the tour-mile race alone, Its track teams have annexed no less than seven intercollegiate and fifteen cross country tltlnfl, ita nine have been registering victories COLD BUT GOT THE PINAL DECISION George Siler's Verdict One of Queerest in Ring History "f all t lie decisions that have been handed down In the squared arena, I he oye which caused the mofjt discussion at the time was the award Riven by Oeorge .Slier in the Ahearn-Itartley fight contested In a western club a dozen years ago. Frank Hartley, of Binglmmpton, a fast, shifty young boxer, was sent against Shorty Ahenrn. u sawed off colored man of the Walcolt pattern. Hartley tried to put on a whirlwind finish In the sixth six rounds was tha limit. Foxier and faster be rained them In, und the stolid colored man took II all. apparently no longer trying even to return the blows. Then something happened. A thick brown arm shut suddenly upward, and the Apollo-like Hartley toppled over by the ropes. He went down with a thud, ryes closed, arms outflung. Ahearn, by one beautifully chosen uppercitt, had knocked him cold. , Saved by the Bell As Slier counted seven the gong iiiiig. instantly Wrorgp bent down to I he sleeping boxer, lifted bis limp arm In air, and proclaimed the knocked nut man the winner. The necessary Hot that followed for mime 15 minutes precluded any chance of asking (ienrgc the reasons, but after the fight had died down and the police were ro-inovlng thn slain the old referee gave out tills explanation: "This bout was for six rounds only. Hartley outpointed Ahearn so fur that one knockdown nt the close could not (iffset llio margin: Had I been able to count ten over I lent ley Ahearn would have won on a knockout As the gong rang, ending nut only the round but the fight, as I was counting seven that knockdown cm count for tin more than any other knockdown which dries Hot end In ii count of ten. Conse. lUeiitly us the gong ended the battle, and as Hartley's margin could not be equalled by one knockdown Hartley is the winner on points." That decision caused a vast amount ut dlHciiMsion unit debating, but all points considered, It Is now generally acknowledged that old (leorge judged Hit- verdict properly the knocked out flubier therefore defeated the man win) knoekeij him cold! 2 McBRIDE PATENT BOY'S WAIST. FIGHTER KNOCKED ft UT ... F. rv" Parades Cornell's Style Stuff, over all comers and its football eleven of 1915 got clear up among the roof garden class. All things considered this is the most remarkable record of any college in athletics. - There is as much difference between athletics at colleges as there is between the, colleges themselves. Indeed, in writing about the sporU and athletic conditions at various educational institutions for these columns from time to time I must note down these differences and distinctions only, else my yarns would be much the same. About Cornell 1 could write columns concerning its champions and championships but this would in no sense be a picture at athletics at Cornell. Know "Mr. Moakley." On a recent visit to Cornell that which most impressed me was the reply of a student who entered Krvin Kent's office, Kent being graduate manager, to Kent's remark, "Tell Jack to step in here when ho comes over." "You mean Mr. Moakley, don't you" and tt was not a question. And "Mr. Moakley," none other than John F. Moakley, track coach, it is all over the campus. In fact, "Mr. Moak ley, w iio personifies Cornell a athletics and is the outstanding tig-are connected with them, is ons of the chief reasons for the new order and spirit of life at Cornell. Mr. Moakley has not been dictatorial aa has been another Cornell coach of longer standing Hjnd with more wins to his credit, nor bus he been overbearing, or self-centred ot objectionable as so many trainers and; coaches can be, l)n the contrary, be came to Cornell unknown, met conditions that were absolutely discouraging, used his Irish noodle in fixing it all up and today, when Cornell men meet they demand Mr. Moakley as a speaker because he ami Cornell aio one mid inseparable and hu best of all, can tell them what they wish to hear. When Mr. Moakley came to Cornell he had to gain success if he desired it by developing his athletes from the student body. Pitted against him were old hands at thn business. Including Mike Murphy, whose name alone brought stars to whatever college he favored with his services. Moakley began his work by interesting the students in coming out for the team, keeping up this interest by proving he was a square, likeable man who knew his job and the aim of Cornell In athletics. In no time at. all he had future farmers, embryo engineers and plain classic collegians running the legs off furmer prep, school stars who hud been breaking records long before they figured on a college education, tt wasn't long before ha and the Institution were in love with each other so the alumni sealed the troth with a fine home on the campus. To be sure, Cornell has had schoobov stars like John Paul Jones and Alma tilchards, on its track leairuj. but its victories have been won by fellows like Sears, sprinter: Carpenter, Berry, Poate, Munson. Halstead, Unrna and lloffniiro, distance runners; Torter, hisch Jumper: d'Autremont. pole vaulter; Tal-coot, Sheldon, Star and tukens, hurdlers, and Porter, Kanzler. Pew. Baker and Hooker, weight men. all champions ot the track, and field who wore their first spiked slioes under Moakley. Ithaca's Biggest Man Moakley Is the biggest man who ever came to Cornell 111 an athletic sense, and he is pushing a lot of the highbrows for the title of the most useful citizen. He has nearly every boy out. for some sport, knows them all by name, advocates clean living and hard study and means both and believes that his Job nnd Cornell's, is tr tit boys for the day's work. Moakley doesn't believe that any boy is a nultter and he proves it by bringing his good lunlitles to the surface. Ills policy of having everyone do some athletic stunt on the campus hit. the local bonne Joints In the downtown aeetiim pretty hard and at the same time established an unnamed Intramural sport at Cornell In a rather irleal way. even before It was dreamed of by the inexperienced nnd theoretical adv-ncates elsewhere. Moakley is a, big man doing n big, red-blooded job exceedingly well. He happens to be tha right nnin in the right place and they call him "Mr. Moakley," wtn or lose. VARDON HANDS OUT ADVICE TO GOLFERS REGARDING DISTANCE Harry Vardon, the famous English champion, holds the distinction of be ing the greatest golfer of all times. Why? Simply because his game i founded on the principle that direction is the real secret of successful golf. There are many who can outdrive Vardon, but no one can tell the star Knglishmnn how to get better direction-. The superiority of Vardon's fame over Itay's was plainly seen In their matches In this country in 1913. Ray trying for dlstunce, would Invariably outdrive his companion, only to have his ball frequently land In a bunker. Vardon gladly sacrificed distance for direction, and his drive was always in a good lie for a second shot. Vardon not only driven for direction himself In all his tournnments, but he advises beginners to do thn ttsame when learning the game. "Get direction first, and gradually work for dlatnnce," is Vurdon's valuable advice to the novice. r.Tsrv f "li.'; I MotiW will want tke new Boy'i Waiit Once adjusted always resdv. No bothersome tapes te tie or come untied and bang out 1 Patent Mcfiride Waistband is adjustable to size malting this the newest, neatest and it convenient Boy's Waist en the market YOUR DEALER Manufactured onjjr by CRESCENT MANUFACTURING CO, MONTREAL. TORONTO. WDKNIPtC. VANCOUVER.

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