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Among recent arrival to the) thore wo have Herr Schmelling, with it old men. Year ago it didn't make any difference if a football player the German heavyweight. He ought to feel at home her with. the ret of tho heavyweight cheeteviith a nam like that. It IT. romped up and down the held tor three SSSK X5 year or ten. But they call that the $afSgjS;V W Army game, now. i&B SHANDY HILL, Sport. Editor TIMES PHONE 6101 ; MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1928 TIMES PHONE 6101 Fifteen LIN BATTI eading Girard Soccer Team Loses to - Th Big Tn threaten to bar the football team of the Army AMERICAN NG CHAMP i 1 ' i Bethlehem, 5 - 2 : ; ; .... SENATOR STAR NOSES OUT MANUSH BY POINT IN FURIOUS STRUGGLE Goose Crabs Crown with .379; Heinie Next with .378, in Closest Fight in Decade (Ofllcial Averaces on 1'ace 16) NEW YORK, Dec. 16 P) Leon (Goose) Goslin, slugging Washington outfielder, led the American .League in batting in 1928. The name of the current king of the hitters was not Known until tne omciai American " Leauue battincr records were made public today. The final and official figures reveal that the Senator won 1 lie crown by a single point lrom Henry Manush, star cloutcr of the fat., Louis Browns. In normal batting times the bat ting leader can be identified the day the season closes, but the race between three great American League hitters, uosnn, Manusn ana juou Gehrig, of the Yankees, continued right up to the moment the final putout or the season closed the con test. Gehrig fell back a bit in the closing days, but the two outfielders were going strong at tne niusn. u tie nnai ngures snowed: uosnn, .ou, Manush. .378; Gehrig. .374. Closest Fijrht Since 1910 Unofficial averages published from clay to day during the season and after it closed varied. Some had Goslin in front, others gave the palm to Manush. Not since 1910 has there been such a furiors struggle for batting - supremacy in the American league. Eighteen years ago Ty Cobb won the honor with an average of .385. with Napoleon Lajoie a hair's breadth behind with .384. Goslin was out of the game for a time with a bad throwing arm and played in many games when he could not toss the ball back to the infield from his position, but he played 135 of the 154 games. Manush and Gehrig played the full schedule. Met in Final Scries Goslin and Manush opposed each other in the final series of the season and both batted well, although Washington pitchers were "bearing down" on Manush and St. Louis moundsmen were putting all thev had on the ball in an effort to stop Ihc "Goose." and give tho batting lead to their teammate. Goslin's .379 marked the first time that this figure has led the American .League, me batting leadership has gone to players whose averages ranged from .3L4 bv Tv Cobb in 1908 ;o .420, shared by Cobb in 1911 and George Sisler in 1922. Manush in 1926 led the league with .377. a point under his 1928 mark. Babe Ruth led in 1924 with .378. To pile up the winning average Goslin made 173 hits in 450 times at at. iwt. Among tne safeties were 36 doubles. 10 triples and 17 home runs. Manush cracked out 241 hits in 638 times at bat, including 47 doubles, 20 t.riplrs and 13 home runs. Gehrig and Manush were tied in doubles. Babe Still On Top Although Babe Ruth's record or 54 home runs was six short of his 1927 record, he was far ahead of any other home run hitter. Gehrig's total of 27 was next. The bi? Babe also showed the way by a wide margin in runs scored, with 163. Again Gehrig was the runner - up with 139. The "KustiiV Twins." Ruth and Gehrig, tied for the honor of batting in the most runs with 142 Although Charles (Buddy) Mycr stole only 30 bases, this total was enough to give htm tho league .jid, Johnny Mostil following with 23 The team baiting laurel again went to the world champion Yankees, but the Athletics made this race as close as the test for individual leadership, although it attracted less attention. The Yankees batted .296 and" the Athletics .295. TEAM COACHED BY ILLINI ENDS SEASON AT BOTTOM HOUSTON. Tex., Dec. 16 (Ai While Bob Zuppke steered his Illlni to their second successive "Big Ten" football championship, the Rice Institute Owls of Houston, coached entirely by Illinois stars of old, wallowed in the mire or the Southwest conference. Lack of material rather than absence of proier tutelage obviously was responsible for the disastrous stcason, during which tho Owls lost seven of nine games. Claude Rothgeb. who wore football togs at Illinois so long ago his performances have been almost forgotten, directed the pigskin destinies of Rire. He was formerly line coach nt Texas A. tSs M. college. Assisting Rothgeb as backfhid coach was "Pug" 1 V...1,..ll.. .l. u... I. - .I 1. r away for "Red" Grange a few years ago. "Peanuts" Shultz, a guard on the 1927 "Big Ten" title - winning Illinois array, worked with the linemen. STF.ni.IMiK MKET Sterlings will meeting at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night at Locu.it and Douglass streets. Just a Social Error, Baddy, Says Harris, Then Ships Him to Boston BUDDY MYER, the Boston Rtd Sox InfiVldrr, who was traded .back to Washington Saturday, teems to have become a younn; man very much In demand by the other club on tho circuit. This may be. surprising to a lot of customers who hadn't heard so much of him during the yean he has been up. Mycr, according to the conversation dropped by other managers who would like to have him, is one of the lest third basemen In the , Iraga". If he Is so good, It might ' he asked, what was tho matter with lilm In Washington? Hre what the matter wn. If (her Is any truth In the little yarn laid by on American League man, wao vvxui 19 unti Batting Champ Goose Goslin Willi only one good arm. Goose Goslin, Washington outfielder, belted his way into the 1928 American league batting championship, according to the - . official averages. Goslin won a hot race against Heinie Manush and his average of .379 was just one point better than the .378 earned by the St. Louis outfielder. From the first game of the season until the Jast few weeks Goslin, with a dead arm, couldn't throw the ball 10 yards and the infteldrrs had to go out, take the ball and throw it in whenever it was hit to Gos - Jin's field. .' It never has been made known what happened to the Goose's arm but it was reported that he threw it out trying to show some college boys in the south how they should put the 16 - pound shot. 15 - Count Ruins Grove9 s Pitching Lefty Grove, until two years ago. had a bad habit of pitching too fast and Heaving the ball when he was off balance. Kid Gleason went to work on him and the other ball clubs observed that he was timing himself. Between the time when he got the sign from the catcher he went through almost a paced movement before he delivered the ball and his fast one was working perfectly. Jack McAllister, who was then managing the Cleveland Indians, figured out after watching him several times that he was counting to himself and it was then up to him to find out exactly how many beats he was counting before he lot go of the ball. "I told Jamieson to go up there and just stand and count him and we all counted on the bench. It took about three innings to figure out that he would count 15 as soon as he had nodded on getting the sign and then we started to work on him. "The batters went up, counted 14, and stepped out of the box. If he tried it again they would step out of the box again and me umpires would start squawking, at him. When he couldn't get his count in he would fire the ball from any position. We also worked on him by counting on the bench and when we got to 14 we would yrll "There it conies, now." And I think you'll find that Grove hasn't been so good against Cleveland since that time. 12 GAMES SCHEDULED FOR INDUSTRIAL LOOP Schedule for this week's play In the Industrial League calls for 12 games to be contested on the Tyson - Schoener court. The card with games scheduled to start at 7.30, is: Monday: Mrcchants Garage vs. St. Thomas: Columbians vs. Archers; Silver Swallows vs. St. Peters. Tuesday: Ajax vs. Knights of Malta: K. of C. vs. East Ends; Moravians vs. Orange Buds. Wednesday: Rangers vs. Collegians; McCann's vs. Melrose Jrs.; First E. C. vs. Wizards. Thursday: Merchants Oarage vs. Ajax; Archers vs. &ast Ends; St. Peter's vs. Orange Bud3. UNION TERRORS EASILY BEAT STONY CREEK, 16 - 0 Union Terrors defeated the Stony Creek grlriHter yesterday afternoon at Eleventh and Kxetcr streets, 15 to 0. Tlio game wan tho tinal one for the Terror, who claim i.n city and county Junior title. Woomerl Hcurcd ono touchdown. Bowman reentered ten point, tallying a touchdown, kicking a field oal from the 30 - yard Hue and kicking for point after touchdown. Points wero scored In the final three period. liltr.AKS HOAT KKtOIlD SAN D1EOO, Cat., Dec. 16 T) The world's record for outboard motor boat, Clans C craft, win broken hero today by Bonnie Lass, driven by Floyd Pierce, or Lake Elslnore, Calif. The boat covered the five - mile course at 38.58 miles an hour. Mycr and Bucky Harris were married about the same time, Bucky to a young lady In high society and Buddy to a young lady not in the blue bonk. One day In the club house Buddy, a very friendly soul, said to Bucky: "I'll wrap up the bride some of these evenings and bring her over to your house, Bucky. The women ought to get together, I think." To which Bucky replied: "Voung man, our social relations start when I come Into the ball park and they stop when I go out.' And, they say, Buddy didn't hustle very much after that. ' It might be noted, however, that Harris has a different story about Um reasons that led to his release. One Word More Legett Won't Be Boston Holdout Like Seibold Threatens, But Hopes to Remain In Majors By SHANDY HILL - - HARRY "SOCKS" SEIBOLD, erstwhile Reading pitching ace who was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Boston Braves, may become a holdout, as he threatens, because the Keys nor cubs r' will give him a portion of his purchase price. But you can bet all the money in China that Dr. Louis Alfred Legett, the second half of the Reading battery the Chicagoes sw ped to Boston, going to make a bid for the varsity catching po Dutch Legett sition up in the Hub. Dutch Legett, who provided the spark that lighted the Reading fire of enthusiasm that carried the team out of the cellar last season, will make his second attempt to land a big league berth next season. He will report to the Braves, he said hi a letter to the column, and hopes to make good this time. "I feel satisfied with the deal." Legett wrote from his winter home in Ohio. "Of course the Cubs are a great club to be with, as I expect they'll share in the world's series money, but I'll be happy to play with Boston. "The Cubs have been great to me. I have nothing but good feeling to - DALE ALEXANDER P T was the International league that furnished the winter prize for the major leagues. For when Detroit purchased big Dale Alexander from Toronto, Bucky Harris' Tigers obtained a player who may develop Into another Babe Ruth. Alexander, who led the league with the tremendous batting mark of .382 last season, is the greatest hitter turned out of the Tooie loop, and that includes Babe Ruth, who graduated into the majors after pitching for the late Jack Dunn, but who was not the hitter he later developed into while with Boston and New York. There is some question where Alexander will be used by the Tigers and whether he will be able to gain a regular position on the Detroit team. Reports had it that Harris intends using Alexander for his pinch - hitting ability and for "utility use around first base." It is true that Alexander is not as polished a fielder as major league requirements may demand, but there's no gainsaying the statement that he is a natural hitter. Some times, like Babe Ruth, he looks bad against some pitchers, only to pound the pill out of the orchard the next time he faces them. He's not an easy batter for fielders to play, either, because ho drives - curve balls into MORE PUNISHMENT FOR ALDRIDGE WHILE Alexander and Pitcher Johnny Prudhomme ascend the scale, a veteran National league pitcher, Vic Aldridge. and a jack - of - all - trades. Russ Wrlghtstone, are among big leaguers coming down to the International circuit. The sale of Wrlghtstone was foreseen by ex - ncrts who nnt.icpd t.hnr. Russ Viorl outlived his big time usefulness. But tne sale or Aldridge was a surprise. Experts asserted they couldn't see how Aldridge was waived out of the National league. But they did see when magnates whispered, "He's a bad actor." Evidently the punishment of Aldridge started last year by his re PLAYS GAME WITH BROKEN FINGER THE football season of 1928 has passed Into history, but many stories still are being told about the recent grid campaign. You've read of grldsters playing with broken bones; of stars knocked "goofy" early in games but remaining on the J1CIU. Many tales of football players' courage have been told. Such a tale of courage was woven hi the recent Western Maryland - Schuylkill football game here, but wasn't known until related recently by Dick Harlow, coach of the Maryland eleven. Havens, center for the Western Maryland team, was injured five minutes after the game started. BASEBALL FOR STRONG, HE SAYS, SHUNNING GRID Ken Strong, the outstanding football player of tho east, finishes his college course at New York University In June and he has no intention of capitalizing nis talent In football. "I never want to play professional football. I have another ambition In another line," he said. "I want to be a major league outfielder. I can hit fairly well and I don't believe I ever will be knocked out by a fly ball. If I get a chance with some major league club, 111 give it a trial." It Is understood that Bill 'Carrigan has first call on him for the Boston Red Sox and, it might be mentioned incidentally, that the Red Sox are becoming very popular with the college players. Carrigan is highly respected by the boys and so is his boss, Bob Quinn. DALLAS' TO GET FLINGER DALLAS, Texas, Deo. 16 W One good rliht - handed pitcher, probably Walter Tauscher or Lee Roy MahaSey, wilt come to the Dallas club of the Texas leasue next year from Pittsburgh, Bob Tarieton. business manager of the club, announced todav. Tarieton said that be had obtained a dennlte promise from the heads of the Pirate team that one or the other of these Ditchers would work for tho Steers best spring. ward all of them. I realize their part as well as mine. And again I' realize what a great chance I have with the Bravqs. I can advance if I show the stuff. "Seibold's attitude toward the deal Is all wrong. He must change it or give up baseball. I believe he is a good pitcher, and I'd like to see him do well." Legett, who led the Keys in hitting all season, was injured toward the close of the year and was unable to play the final month with the Keys. Legett cut his wrist with a razor and wasn't able to play after the final series in. Toronto. Dutch was one of 'the most enthusiastic players on the Reading team. He was full of pepper and kept the team fighting all the time. He was a great receiver and a mighty fine hitter, too. Although his home is in New Or leans. Legett is wintering in Ohio. He is farming there and doing a lit tle dentistry on the side, he says. Husking corn and chopping wood has strengthened the left wrist he cut, he said, and his "receiving arm will be just as strong as before. The injury won't keep him on the sidelmes, he said. Legett's indomitable spirit and his natural ability should carry him far in baseball. ' He looked like a great prospect when here and his many Reading friends, no doubt, will be pulling for him when he makes his big league comeback. IS WINTER PRIZE right field and then slashes away to center and left fields on other kinds of pitching. As early as 1926 Reading Keystones who saw Alexander play in spring training tilts marveled at his batting ability. Toronto had him in the Manlo Tafs' trflinine' rfltrm that - . sonner. but farmed him out to Char - I lotte during 1926. The Keys first saw Alexander at Anderson, S. O, where an exhibition tilt was played with the Leafs. His first two times at bat he looked like a weak hitter, bouncing into a force play and rolling out to shortstop. But the third time up he got hold of a oonnny acneioerg snoot and drove it far along the first field foul line for three bases. The Keys met up with him again hi Charlotte, after he had been sent there by the Leafs. He looked terrible against Erwin Beckam Brame, who now is with Pittsburgh, for he struck out the first time up. But he faced Brame again and walloped a home run over the right field wall. mat snows wnat Kind of hitter he is, Aiexanaer nas ocen playing pro ball for five years. In that time he never batted lower than .323. He may not be able to hit .382 as he did last season, with the Tigers next year, but it seems almost a sure bet that he 11 make the grade with Detroit. lease to Newark, Is being continued. Aldridge is being made a goat both for the effect on the former holdout as well as to furnish an object les son to other would - be recalcitrants. Aldridge was traded by Pittsburgh to New York for Burleigh Grimes. He immediately became a holdout, refused to attend the spring' training camp and didn't pitch for New York until tne season was well under way, He wasn't much use to the Giants and he was sent to Newark. The general impression ia that Aldridge is a better pitcher than some in the big show, but he is being sold down the river so that other holdouts may take warning. Time was called and Harlow rushed out on the field with the team's trainer. "What's the injury, Havens?" asked Harlow. "This," answered Havens, extending his left hand. On it a finger had been fractured and the bones forced down into the palm of the hand. Ono of the bones had punctured the skin. "It doesn't hurt much, coach," said Havens, "so Just tape it up that I can play." r The trainer taped the broken digit to the other fingers. And Havens played the remainder of the game I . ALEX GASTON MAKES WAY BACK TO MAJORS AGAIN NEW YORK. Dec. 16 MV - Traveling back and forth again between the majors and minors Is one of the best things Alex Gaston does. Gaston, a catcher, is coming up to the majors for the third time next spring. St. Paul recently swapped Alei and Outfielder' Russell Scarrltt to the Boston R;1 Sox for Pitcher Bryan Harris, Ini.elder Bill Rogell and a third player as yet unnamed. Gaston first came up from the minors in 1920, landing with the Oiants. After two years he dropped back to Toledo In the American Association. His work there in 1924 caught the eye of Red Sox scouts, so he spent 1925 and 1926 with Boston. The big catcher then slipped back Into the association again, eolng to St. Paul, where he caught 250 games in two years to become one of the league's best receivers. He will be on the Red Sox payroll again next year. SOCCER FINALS Eastern League Hakoaha, 4; New York, 4. Hlepano, 3; Philadelphia. 2. Dethlfhem - Rancera, postponed. Amerlran League Province, 1; Fall River. 0. Brooklyn, 4: New Tork, J. NATIONAL HOCKEY FINAL Mtw York Raaaera, 3 Detroit, 0. He's Grand Old Man of the Bike Bessie piSl r A B A Siy DAV 2c?lk.vrl M r3 I ' W 1 ' . . r Jn M M ffla JUJViiUJWfelil HoCAUC IH .i Jf The "old man of the bike," they call him tto i o. rM ,,. f He is Reggie McNamara, dean of the six - day bicycle racers, who at 42 is still competing in the saucer - pounding classics. Just recently he completed his fifty - sixth six - day grind at Madison Square Garden. He and his partner, Van Nek, were not the winners, but Reggie demonstrated there are manv more pedaled miles in his gnarled old Tex, Longing for Action, Arranges Bout in South S tribling - Sharkey Tiff Will Be Staged on Rickard's Dog Track NEW YORK, Dec. 16 M1) Tex Rickard, after many months in the doldrums, has regained his enthusiasm for promoting ring wars. The routine of the business, sitting in an omce at the two - ton bronze desk that hides many secrets, bickering with fight managers, harassed by the gentlemen of the press, has little lure for the master of Madison Square Garden. Like fighters who gain wealth and lose their incentive, Tex has been spoiled by riches. He doesn't care now to bother Tex Rickard with the details of ordinary matches. His mind works back always to tne extravaganzas of Boyle's thirty acres, where Jack Dempsey slaughtered the orchid man of France. Georges Car penticr. and to Philadelphia, Chicago and even the halcyon days of Gold - fields and Reno. Tex longs for the extraordinary, the chance to do something different in a bigger way than it ever nas eeen aonc oeiore, and the field now is limited. Few Colorful Boxers Leit There is little chance for cxplolta tlon on a grand and unique scale of any of tho heavyweights now under his banner. jacK enarKey was tne most colorful of the present crop and h s future, blasted uv uempsey, is now one of the question marks or the game. Even the Manassa mauler has failed the tall Texan and is hesitant about returning to the ring wars. But out of the darxness nas come a light a plea from the Chamber oi commerce ana ine American Legion at Miami Beach.. Fla., for Tex to stago again one of the colorful highlights of flstiana. With all the enthusiasm that he carried to Chicago in 1927 to stage the annual reunion of Dempsey and Tunney, Tex will hustle to the southland the first of the year to fashion a fistic plum for the natives and visitors among Dixie's palms and cocoanut groves. Will Use Dor Track Rickard will promote for the southerners a clash between Sharkey and Young Strlbllng, the husky Georgian who has knocked out over 200 opponents, including many times, so they, say, his personal chauffeur. However, their respective abilities mav be questioned, the fact still remains that Sharkey and Strlbllng offer the best of a poor cauliflower crop In the heavyweight patch. Tex has a dog track down there and plans to enlarge that to seat 50, - 000 persons. The open air arena will be located within sight and sound of the sad sea waves, fit accompaniment to the sounds of strife if the venture proves as unsuccessful as Gene Tun - ney's final appearance in the Yankee Stadium or Young; Strlbllne's last major appearapce in Miami Beach. At tnat unio stub was aiatea lor a f ; p3 : i j v 11 legs. He supplied the thrills of the race - - In his brilliant career of the .(s(ulrrel cage McNamara seldom finished out of the money. Thirteen times he pumped his mount . over the line a victor. Seven times he finished second, nine times ran third and four timej he grabbed fourth money. On every part of McMamara's frame are scars that show the years he pedaled a bike on the DO YOU KNOW THAT JOE ZUBRIS, young Reading pitcher, operates a trucking business up in New Philadelphia . . . He's a Lithuanian . . . The real name of Stumpy Thomason, Georgia Tech back, is Jack Griffin Thomason . . . Bill Alexander, Tech coach, says Mizrll is an ideal lack . . . And Jack Wilce, retired Ohio State coach, says Wesley Feslcr is the ideal end . . .The Mc - Rae of Florida, who was named on a coupla All - Americas, was a substitute . . . Frank Fitz, the California tackle, got out of bed to play in four games . . . And the fellows call him "Baboon" . . . When he's not around . . . Fleish - hackcr, of the Stanford backfield, Is the son of a multi - millionaire banker . . . Who, they say, Is putting the whole squad through school . . . And a goof report says the scion off the banking house plays only parts of games ... To save his ribs for bigger and better things in life ... Joe Brown, former Reading infielder, may get a trial with the St. Louis Card . . . The boys say Billy Southworth thinks he he's a pretty good third baseman . . . Ace Hudkins Is a nut on baseball . . . And thinks he could have been a good second baseman if he hadn't gone for fighting. match with Tunney when both were light heavyweights and the lack of interest in the affair caused both battlers great pain and discomfort More than that it nearly caused Billy Gibson, genial but hard - headed business handler of the retired heavyweight king, to lose whatever position and safety he held in the southern community. That was one of the times when Gibson gave birth to that classic of ring nhraseology "If there aint no dough, there alnt gonna be no His originality nearly cost Billy his health and it was aays Deiore ne could come up into the light from the cellar in which he had secured instantaneous but convenient quarters when tho shelling threatened to DreaK loose. More interesting even than the fight Itself to Rickard is the willing ness of Jack Dempsey to appear on the scene.' scuffle the resm as reieree of the match, and get tno close contact with the pair of battlers who may offer him opposition in his comeback next summer, it isn't at all unlikely that Demp sey will announce the great secret that night as ne Drings tne warriors together. Probably he will hear the ereat roars that have always greeted his appearance, turn to his audience, and tell them that he must fight aaaln. That announcement, u u comes, will surprise no one. SCHUYLKILL WILL DINE FOOTBALL TEAM TONIGHT Schuvlklll Colleae'a football team will bo feted ton Ik tit at a dinner in the WvomlMina - club. E. J. Poole, oreildent of the Rcadlns baseball club, will be the apeaher. - v . . ywenty - sui piaytre will receire letters. HE UlityXS OLD IRPW MAW uyuuj'" boards. Many a time has the "iron man" pushed his face along the pine saucer. But he always came back for more, Since his triumph in Paris two years ago Reggie has been pursued by a jinx that camps on the trail of all riders at various times in their career. Spills robbed him of several meets m tne past two years, but his riding hi the last six - day affair makes him confident he has the hoodoo on the run. EIGHT CUE PUSHERS ' IN TITLE TOURNEY Pocket Billiard and Three - Cushion Crowns at Stake CHICAGO. Dec. 16 (.Baited with the largest cash prize lists ever offered, the world's three - cushion and pocket billard championships go on the diock nere tomorrow. Eight of the greatest cue pushers In the world, most of them ex - cham pions or champions, are entered in the tournaments, which for the first time are to be conducted simultane ously and under one roof. Four - men compete in each tournament and each tournament will consist of a round Robin. Each player will meet the other tnrec. In the opening pocket billard matches, Erwin Rudolph, Chicago, will may Frank Taberskl, Schenec tady, and . Ralph Greenleaf, New York, present champion, meets Pas - auale Natalie. Baltimore. In the three - cushion matches, Willie Hoppe, New York, meets Otto Reiselt, Philadelphia, and Johnny Lavton. Sedalla. Mo., present title holder, matches cue artistry with the veteran Gus Copulos, Detroit. The winner of each tournament will receipt $2,500 in cash, a salary of $6,000 for a year, custody of the diamond medal emblematic of the championship, and 40 per cent of the gate reecipts. Each runner - up gets $1,250 in cash, a salary of $3,000 for a year and 30 per cent, of half of the gate receipts. Third wins $yuu ana iourtn gets $350 with a small cut of the gate receipts. SCHAEFER, COCHRANE TO MEET IN BILLIARD TIFF NEW YORK. Dec. 16 Wl Two former world's champions at 18.2 balkllne billiards. Jake Bchaefcr and Walker Coch ran, will atart tomorrow on a 4,800 point match for the rleht to challenge, Edouard Horemana, present holder of the title. Two blocks of 400 points each will be Dlaved here every day this week. Schaefer won the crown from Cochran last year only to lose It to Horemans a short time later. GRID STARS ON MAT Leo Draveling. Bruce Hulbert and Al Steinkc, members of Michigan's football team this fall, are 'candidates for the Ann Arbor Wrestling team now. Now It Is West Showing East How to Play Game of Basketball CHICAGO. Dec. 18 fP) Flashing unexpected strength, Big Ten basket ball teams bave rooted the Invasions of two powerful eastern quintets, Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania. In six rames last week, five ol which were with Big Ten teams, the two eastern combinations failed to turn In one victory. Pittsburgh, which conquered every Dig: Ten team It met last season and then won recognition as the national champion, fell before Northwestern and Wisconsin In addition to But - ' COLON DRIBBLERS TOO FAST FOR LOCAL CLUB IN LEHI6HL00P TILT Steel and Garnet Rallies in Last Five Minutes to Tally v Two Counters . ; The Colon Soccer club, of Bethlehem, defeated the Reading Girard - ians by a score of 5 goals to 2 in yesterday's Lehigh Valley Soccer league match played on the Glenside crease. Although out - played, the Steel and Garnet jerseyed booters fought gamely and, with a belated rally in the last five minutes, succeeded hi scoring their two goals to the surprise of the Spaniard With the Glenside crease slippery, the going was treacherous and numerous spills resulted during the 90 minutes of fast soccer. The Colons started off scoring right off the reel, Montero registering the first goal in three minutes, 20 seconds, dribbling his way through the Girardian defense as though it were paper. Reading Score Disallowed ' Three minutes later, Granadas headed a corner - kick past Goalie Hartline, 6f ter which the local soccer - ists rallied and although Painter, the Girardians' new wingman, caged a goal, Referee Blevlns refused to allow it. The first half ended with a 2 to 0 count favoring the Steel City invaders. Re - arranging his lineup when Captain Orr withdrew in favor of Saylor, Manager Whirl brought McCauley up to forward, while Wadsworth went to fullback. This shift seemed to put fight into the Steel and Garnet team. Although the Colons added a trio of goals, one a penalty kick awarded on "hands" by Wadsworth during a scrimmage in front of the Girardians' goal, the real thrill of the match bobbed up in the last five minutes. Girardians Rally With tho local booters bombarding the Colon net and clever saves by Goal - keeper Bassanta keeping the Reading team from scoring, the penalty kick awarded the Girard clan was converted into a point when Jack Horley sent the ball into the net like a rifle - shot. This point seemed to give the Whirlmen new life and inside of two minutes the Steel and Garnet players tallied their second goal, the last score of the match, when Wadsworth headed Painter's corner - kick into the right end of the Colon net. Although defeated, me Keaams Girardians showed the best form since their entrance into the Lehigh Valley league. The sensational playing of Painter and Ruth featured the game. With a revamped lineup for next Sunday's league match here with the Bethlehem Wanderers the locals promise to break into the winning column. The lineups: tit COLONS READING Bassanta G Hartline Mosquera RFB Hor ey Mariano LFB McCauley Agucar RHB Walters Gil CHB ... Wadsworth Valiery LHB Lord Uardos OR Painter Iglesias .. Montero .. IB xocum ,. CF ... HartenstPin .. IL Orr ,. OL Ruth Granadas Maestie SCORE BY HALVES: Colons - j J - Reading 2r? finaU srnrpd BV COIOll SOCCer C1UU, of Bethlehem Montero, Granadas. Mnninrn. Maestic. Ull ipeuauy kick); Reading Girardians Wadsworth. Horley (penalty kick). Substitutions. Reading Girardians Baylor for Wadsworth, Wadsworth for McCauley. McCauley for . Orr. Referee Samuel T. Blevlns, of Ho - kendauqua. Linesmen r atricis. Duddv. of Reading, and leo o. D'Acosta. of Allentown. Time of halves 45 minutes. ATTENDANCE RECORDS GO IN PRO FOOTBALL LEAGUE COLUMBUS. Ohio. Dec. 18 (PI The neasoii of the National Football league closed today with a 7 - W - 8 victory or the New York Yankees over me r.fw York Giants, Providence wlnnlnR tne title held during the past year by the Giants. ... The 1928 season was ine mosi uc - rRfnt in the history of the league, President Joe Carr stated, and all attendance records were broken, averaging 10.000 spectators at eacli game. Prnvlrlpnre won elsht Kames. tlpd two and lost one for an averant of .888. close to the league record. The Frankford Yellowjackets made a great race oi it and finished second. The final Blaniungs. . Team W. I.. T. Pet. Providence 8 1 2 .888 Frankford (Fhlla.) 11 3 2 Detroit 7 2 3 .777 Oreen Bay ? ChlcBKO Bears 7 5 l . - J New York oiants ' New York Yankees 4 8 1 .333 Pottavllle 2 8 0 .200 Chicago Cardinals 1 5 0 .107 Dayton i i i i 11 ARMOUR WIN'S TITLE SACRAMENTO. Calif.. Dec. 1 (TV - Tommv Armour, of Washington, D. C, won the $2,700 Sacramento open golf championship here today with a total of 289 for the 72 holes. John Golden, of New Jersey, was second with 293, . and Harry Cotton, of London, England, third with 296. ler College of Indianapolis. Pen - sylvanla, eastern collegiate chant plon last season, was defeated by Indiana, Ohio State, and Michigan. Michigan, which dropped Ita opening preliminary fame trains! Michigan State, came back with rash to overcome lead and defeat Pennsylvania, 34 to 11. last night, while Wisconsin trimmed Pittsburgh, 34 to 24, In a game played at Milwaukee. On the Big Ten schedule LMs week. U Pittsburgh at Ohio 6'te tomorrow A'

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