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.. , ; - M adit on Square Garden officials arranged a program of broad - ' TAom Notre Dame bay may bo a lit weak on gramme tmi calling for tighten' managers the other day. Don't be alarmed! The broad - catting iv at over a dead microphone, trigonometry i tat ifon't &f against lutt as a little pre - innttmas joviauiy. amS JNfM fa a geography exam! SHAJVIA HILL, Sports Lditor Eighjteen TIMES PHONE 6101 TUESpAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1 92 8 TIMES PHONE 6101 LOUGHIR Tr'TT T7TT ii mil CHOSEN AM ADONIS OF FISTIC CIRCLES, MANDELL POLL MOST VOTES Walker, Morgan, Schwartz Are Given Title; Sharkey Accorded Heavyweight Division Top NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (IP) The worthiest champions of. them all in the boxing world are Toftimy Lough - ran and Sammy Mandell in the light of the final ranking of leaders of the various weigni divisions for 1928, which is published today by the New York Sun. Loughran not only heads his own light - heavy weight kingdom by a good margin in the Sun's con census, compiled each year from the votes of 60 newspaper boxing writers in various cities, but hi; name also tons Tommy Lougnran the leaders m tne other classes in the points which reflect the favor of the critics Jhe boxing adonis from Philadelphia tallied a total of 596 points out of a possible 600, ten points being awarded for each first place rating, next in line is Sammy Mandell, ngnt - weight champion, with 591, while Mickey Walker, middleweight king, is third with 586. Next in order come Tod Morgan, junior lightweight; Izzy Schwartz, flyweight; Jimmy McLar - nin, junior welterweight; Jackie Fields, welterweight; Jack Sharkey, heavyweight; Fidel La Barba, bam - tamweight, and Benny Bass, featherweight. Routls Behind Bass In the list of ten, three champions were overthrown by the concensus, Andre Routis, featherweight title - holder, running second to Bass; Mushy Callahan being superseded by McLarnin among the junior welterweights, and the inactive Joe Dundee being crowded off the top of the welterweight division by Jackie Fields, of Los Angeles. Sharkey rolled up the highest point total among the heavyweights, although Jack Dempsey had the most votes for first and second places. A showing comparable to that of Loughran in impressiveness was made by Mandell. cat - like champion of the 135 - pounders, as he had a longer lead over the No. 2 man in his division than any other leader enjoyed, Joe Click being second but far behind. Loughran had the next biggest margin, with Leo Lomski rated as second best in the light - heavy class. , , Pro Cage Outfit Meets Same Snag As In Baseball During the period when there was something of a general clamor from the west that the Yankees be broken upon for the good of baseball, some of the disinterested people objected that it wouldn't work. Equalization of playing strength, they maintained, would promote competition but it wouldn't do the business of baseball any good to show the customers that teams were being fixed just to ge their cash. The American professional basketball league is trying a similar experiment now. Competition in the league was almost stifled by the continued domination of the New York Celtics. Before the season opened this year the officials of the league, in some manner, succeeded in having the Celtics disbanded only to run in another distressing situation. They Got Too Good, Too When the Celtics were disbanded, Max Roscnbloom, owner of the Cleveland club, got busy and signed three of the Celtics, Lopchik. Dehnert and Barry, for his club. With two leftovers from last year's team, Hickey and Husta, the Roseblums started tearing through the league. They won ten games in a row, went into first place and ruined the hopes of the other clubs in the league. Rosenblum was then notified that lie had to transfer Hickey, the best forward in the league. It was said that in dickering for the three former Celtics Rosenblum had promised Rochester the pick of any player on his team with the exception of Husta. Rochester called for Hickey and Rosenblum was ordered to turn him over. But Hickey didn't go to Rochester. He was shipped right to Chicago, where a winning team means more to the business of the league than a winning team in Rochester. There was a terrible roar from the Cleveland customers and if the Rosen - blums don't win the pennant the professional game may be killed in what was being developed into a , pretty good basketball spot. SISTER TO TROTTING KING SHOWS PROMISE HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 24 A trotting Ally that Is sure to attract considerable attention In pre - season work Is an addition to the stable of the well - known horsemen, the 6qulre brothers, here, bhe Is called Lady Margaret and Is an own sister to the former tour - year - old trotting champion, Arlo Ouy (4) 1:59 ',4, the sire owned by H. K. Devereux, Cleveland, president of the Grand Circuit, being by Guy Axworthy - Margaret Parrlsh. Lady Margaret will be a two - year - old next year and If she lives up to her royal breeding, will make It exceedingly interesting for the rest of the futurity candidates. LANE GOOD PUBLICITY; NOT SO GOOD IN ACTION Boston hockey fans were amused recently when Col. John 8. Hammond, boss of the New York Rangers, offered to trade Myles Lane, a rookie college player, for Eddie Shore, one of the atari of the Boston Bruins. And there was general amusement when the wire which which Hammond sent to Charley Adams, owner of the 'Bruins, offering him the former Dartmouth football and hockey star. "Myles Lane has given us all the publicity we hoped," the wire read. "His heart and public are In Boston. Would yoa consider tola trade for Bhoref One Word More Harry Lake Seeks Release From Reading Qub to Accept Post As Minor League Manager - By SHANDY HILL - iflerrp Cfjristmaa To all the hosts of sportsdom, To all its many readers, To all the men who play the games, And those who serve as leaders, And those by choice who read these lines For any cause or reason, The Reading Times sports staff extends The greetings of the season. DESPITE the willingness of Harry Sibbs Hinchman, whipcracker of tne Reading keystones, to retain Lake, veteran backstop, as a catcher - coach for the 1929 season, the Virginia catcher may aot be with your Hustling Keystones in the spring or summer. For Lake has written to Hinchman asking for his release. Lake has advised friends in Reading that he has had two man - agerial offers. Although he feel' ' that his active playing days are not ended, Lake Harry Lake has declared he would like to break into the piloting game. He will manage a club in a minor league, he said, if Hinchman grants him his release. Not only will he be a manager, but first string catcher, too, he wrote to Reading friends. Lake, who is 39 years old, will start his 20th season in organized baseball next spring. Although somewhat old in years, Lake is youn? in spirit and still is quite a competent catcher. He hits well, and there's no telling what lie will bat for in a minor league where pitchers aren't as crafty as they are in the International. Hinchman probably will give Lake BASKETBALL SURPRISES, TOO NINETEEN TWENTY - EIGHT a year of upsets! That's what the experts who compile the annual sports reviews soon will be telling their readers. It's the truth, of course. And Berks county is no exception to the rule. For instance, take a look at what's happening in the Berks Scholastic Basketball league, that speedy cage circuit governed by Davie Schleicher, of Fleetwood. Upsets, nothing else but! At the season outset, Fleetwood, champion of one division of the league last season, looked like a world - beater when Coach Q. W. Mcssersmith's quintet rolled up a 93 to 4 score on Perry High. And in another division. Coach Gib Snyder's Robesonia five easily won. It certainly looked as if Fleetwood and Robesonia would be the champions again, just as they were in the three preceding years. But something happened. Kutz - town knocked off Fleetwood and then Scoop Clemens' Ontelaunec dribblers' socked the champions! Not only that, but out hi Muhlenberg town ship a real dark horse was uncovered in cnaney JucKwortns cagers. For Muhlenberg High is the only undefeated quintet in the northern di "FARM" BASEBALL BETTER IF present plans materialize and the New York Yankees obtain the Jersey City club in the International league as a farm and the New York Giants buy into the Baltimore club, fans of the Toole circuit may look forward to seeing a better brand of ball. The International league will resemble a little major league then, what with Toronto now partly owned by Detroit; Rochester controlled by the St. Louis Cards and Reading owned by the Chicago Cubs. Whao are the benefits of "farm" baseball? Is it better than the brand of baseball which home town owners can supply? vents of the 1928 seem to prove that "farm" baseball is far superior, for the chain store system bad its effect felt for the first time. Minor leagues - witnessed the success of farm teams, where of the six strongest minor leagues in baseball, Ave were led at the finish by a major league "farm". Here are the winners of the six leading minor leagues in 1928: International Rochester. Pacific Coast San Francisco. American Association Indianapolis. Texas League Houston. Southern Association Birmingham. Western League Tulsa. Houston and Rochester are controlled by the St Louis Cardinals, LET 'EM BAT AND RUN, SAYS EVANS OF HURLERS Bill Evans, In his official capacity as business manager of the Cleveland Indians, was in the council chamber at Chicago when the major league magnates were discussing the suggestion made by John A. Heydler that plnch - hltters be allowed to bat for the pitcher. As an expert upon the subject of the rules Evans was called upon for his opinion about the suggestion and he gave several reasons for considering the suggested amendment to be impractical. One of the points made was that the abuse of the Intentional pass would be Increased If a powerful hitter stepped up every time for the pitcher. "There Is another reason, gentlemen, why I would be opposed to any such change In the rules,' he said. "Baseball depends upon the uncertainties of the ?ame and one of the biggest uncertain - les in any game arrives with the trip of the pitcher to the plate. "For one I would not be deprived of one of the greatest thrills I ever enjoyed In baseball, the thrill of watching Bllm Harris at the bat and watching him try to get to first base when he hit the ball." VARSITY vs. ALUMNI The Wyomisslng High basketball team will met the Alumni five on the Wyomisslng floor Wednesday night In the annual clash. The Alumni Is fortified with stars of Lehigh and Princeton, with hopes of scoring a triumph ever the varsity. his release, although the Reading manager did wish to retain the veteran because of his knowledge of the Toole loop, of its pitchers and its catchers. He proposed to make a coach out of Lake and recently said he would not ask the veteran to do much tolling. Lake's days of "hard work" (he caught practically whole seasons for Rochester, Buffalo and Baltimore in years past), would have been ended had he accepted Hinch - man's offer. But Lake's pride probably was hurt when Hinchman suggested that he quite playing. Lake believes, and quite rightfully so, himself still to be a pretty good catcher, and doesn't want to sit on the bench and do a little of idle yelling from the coacher's box. Lake, purchased from Baltimore year ago, helped the Keys last year. Not only did he catch many a game, but he also helped along the young Reading pitchers with his expert knowledge of the league's hitters. He knows how to handle young fiingers, and for that reason was a valuable asset to the Chicago farm. Lake has run the gauntlet of all brands of organized ball. He was in the lowest minors and reached the majors. Now he is about to try to achieve success in another field, that of managing. Certainly his countless Reading friends and admirers throughout the InWnffoTai league will be rooting for his success. vision. It's running in high gear and Muhlenberg looks forward to copping its first flag. How about the other divisions? Well, Coach Gates' Sinking Spring five has apeared just as strong as pre - season dope had it, for the "Sinky" team is leading the western division, having recently nosed out Robesonia. The Sinking Spring victory was achieved by two points, but the referee said "Sinky" should have won by ten counters. A free - for - all is being staged in the central division, with Birdsboro, Mt. Penn, Shillington and West Reading tied for the lead. There doesn't seem to be an outstanding five and almost any team has a chance to cop the gonfalon here. One surprise in this division, however, has ben the apparent weakness of Oley, usually a championship contender. Coach Earl Mattes has lost pratclcally his entire veteran team, so that the weakness of the Friedensburg five may be layed to that. Plenty of upsets have brightened the league's play so far and it's only natural to believe that more will occur. Present "champions" may not stay up there long and the league may see an entire revamping before the season is ended. the Breadon chain store system crashing through with most victories for the season. Both Houston and Rochester showed profits for their owners at the end of the year. Rochester certainly could not have won in the International without the help of such major league stars as Herman Bell, Vic jKeen, Tony Kaufman, George Toporcer, Billy Southworth and Hank Gowdy. Over in the American association, Indianapolis won on the hein ttivm It by Pittsburgh. Such Pirate stars as Auam uomorosKy, emu Yde, Herman Layne and Gabby Spencer helped the Hooisers win their pennant. In the Western league, the St Louis Browns sent the help that won for Tulsa. Red Kress, George Blaeholder, Guy Sturdy and Otis Brannon helped that club Cop. Then, in the Southern association, Washington helped its Birmingham farm to win a pennant with Ed Wells, best pitcher in the league in 1928; Stuffy Stewart, Harry Kelly, Tex Jeanes and others. Other clubs are taking up the chain store system, some "in self - defense," as John McGraw. of the Giants, recently said. Reading will enter its second year in 1929 under the "farm" Elan, and fans look forward to a etter brand of baseball, what with the Cubs helping with plenty of good material. ( JOCK S0UTAR WORKING FOR TITLE SQUASH GO PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24 Jock Soutar, hold of the open racquet championship, is spending his Christmas holidays by assiduously practicing at the Racquet club here for his title match with Charles Williams, of the Racquet club, of Chicago, to be played In this city and the west. The first half of the match will be played at the Racquet club here, January 26, and the final half at the Racquet club in Chicago, February 3. Conditions call for the best four out of seven games in each Instance. In addition to the championship being at stake, the men will also play for a side bet of $2,500 each, thus entitling the winner to a purse of $5,000. This will be the third meeting between Soutar and Williams, but the Philadelphia veteran declares it Is to be his farewell appearance in public competition. Back in 1913 Soutar won the open racquet title from Williams in a series held in England and this city. On his own foreign court Williams took the first block by four games to two, but when the scene shifted to the Racquet club In this city Soutar was right at home and captured four straight games to gain the title. SPORT STARS OF '28 MAY HAVE TO GIVE WAY TO YOUNGSTERS Wyckoff, Smith, Coen Among Surge of Junior Greats Bound to 'Click' NEW YORK. Dec. 24 (IP) - Before the old year runs its course, some - thine should be said on behalf of a few of the gallant efforts that fell a trifle short of the main mark. It's the ancient custom to hail the win ner. Often the runner - up was just a shade or two short of the top but he usually is consigned to ooiivion nevertheless. Golf has an exception in Bobby Jones, a headllner as winner or run ner - up but can you remember Roland Hancock? He came within a stroke of tying Jones and oJhnny Farrell for the open chamrjionship last June at Olympia Fields. In fact the young North Carolina profes sional had the title in his grasp with only two noies to go, oniy to waver and fall short as the big crowd and the strain affected him at the same time. He was within a shot of furnishing the year's golfing sensation but they forgot him quickly after that ... Important Those 8 Inches! Eight inches or less separated Ray Barbuti from Jimmy Ball of Canada in the Olympic 400 - meter nnai. with Ball moving faster at the finish, but this thin margin was tne difference between one great triumph for the U. S. A., and a complete shutout on the track at Amsterdam. You don't hear much about Ball now but if he had started his final snrint a little earlier it would be quite another story to recall. - coiumblas great varsity crew. champions of 1927, joined the run - ners - up in the background this year while the victor's spoils went to California. Yet there was only a three - quarter length margin between the two shells after a heart - breaking, as well as record - breaking pull at Poughkeensie. It took the fastest four miles old man river has ever seen to keep these Columbians from repeating. Tne pro goir nrmament may eet a surprise in 1929 from young Horton Smith, the Missouri star. He already has furnished one as a parting shot for 1928 in capturing the Avalon tournament on the Pacific coast from Walter Hagen and a flock of other aces. Smith seems headed for the main championship flight, he wa s 13 strokes back of Farrell and Jones at the windup of the national open at Chicago last June but he reached the semi finals of the P. G. A. tour nament later at Baltimore. He was one of Al Esrjlnosa's victims in that event but displayed his mettle by staging a come - back that almost overhauled his rival in the afternoon round. Smith was 7 down after the first 18 holes but cut three holes from this margin with a brilliant 33 for the outgoing nine of the afternoon. Only to have Esp'nosa go wild again and win by 6 and 5. Will They Repeat? Horton Smith. Junior Coen. Frank Wykoff. Red Cagle and Paavo Nurmi are a few of the stars of sport who will be closely watched as thev carry the 1928 campaign over into i929. If Missouri has a golf star to be shown in Smith, it also has a bright tennis prospect in Coen. nroteze of Big Bill Tilden and perhaps the outstanding youngster developed in American tennis ranks since Vincent Richards. Much of future Davis cup hopes may be b"ilt around the slim Kansas City youth. Wykoff was the sprint sensation at hame last summer. Youth and experience kept him from Olympic heights but experienced coaches expect him to develop into a world's champion. Cagle. after three great years at West Point, will be back for a. last fling on the gridiron, as captain of uie Army array ana witn an ail - American reputation to unholrf. Nurmi Is again the main figure of u Ajnenr - an anaoor irack season after a three year interval. The phantom Finn return with only one of his old rivals. Willie Ritola, apparently ready to renew the footracing argument. Of the runners who looked at Paavo's flying heels in his first American indoor race in 1925, Lloyd Hahn has withdrawn from competition for the winter, Joie Ray has turned pro while Jimmy uonnouy ana waiter Hlggins are out of the picture. The four best mile runners in America couldn't keep up with Nurmi three years ago and none of them will be around to welcome mm oacK. RECEIVING COMPLIMENT GAVE SEWELL A' GOOD JOB Trls Speaker was late getting on the mt nrsi aay oeweu worked out and when he came to the bench. Jack McAllister, the coach, said: "You should have seen that kid out there while ago (pointing to Sewell). He made some of the greatest stops we ever saw He's a wow and he's got plenty of guts and that's what counts." Every player on the bench heard It ana so aia eewen. But he sat there like a major and never batted an eye. Speaker put him in and he's been there ever since. I SPRINTING CAMERAMAN WINS RACE FOR PICTURE PITTSBURGH, Dec. 24 W There is no such thing as a day of ease for photographers grabbing bits of action about a football field. Here is a case told by Pittsburgh players. This cameraman was set to snap a Pitt back as he received the ball on the kick - off, but the ball carrier broke clear for a touchodwn to find the panting photographer calmly snapping his picture as he crossed the goal line. The cameraman, It seems, had his sprint training while a youth In Wales and had raced against r s famous sprinters In his day. AFRICA HAS BASEBALL LEAGUE Africa has a baseball league known as the "Llgue Tunlslenne de Baseball," which was formed by an American, Dr. C. O. Kelly. The teams take American names and are mostly made up of Jews, Indians, Frenchmen and Arabs. It is said the men are excellent hitters and that the Arabs are een faster on the Sasea than American players. PLAN TOURNEY TO PICK RULER OF FLYWEIGHTS MEW YORK, Dec. 24 An Inter - ll national flyweight boxing tournament is being planned for Madison Square Garden, It is announced by Matchmaker Tom Mc - Ardle, following acceptances of his terms by Frankie Genaro and Corporal Izzy Schwartz. He said he had invited Spider Pladner, France, and Johnny Hill, of England, to meet Genaro and Schwartz here in February, with the understanding the winners of these two matches clash for the world's, title. RIGKARD MIGHT HAVE PROMOTED AL SCRAP Had Chance in Paraguay and Bolivia NEW YORK, Dec. 23 The scrap over the boundary lines between Paraguay and Bolivia reminds Tex Rickard that if he had not decided to promote "battle's of the century" at Madison Square Garden, he might be a fighter himself, on a big scale, down in the troubled southern terri tory. For Rickard knows this Chaco country, the scene of all the trouble, well. In 1912 he went down to Para guay and bought up some 5,000,000 acres of grazing land running from the Pilcomayo river to tne Paraguay river, for a French, English and Belgian syndicate. , Bought Big Ranch At that time he bought 325,000 acres for himself, which he still holds and regards as one of his most prom isinsr investments. Ana we mignt .lust as wen nave started a war men as now, kick ard recalled. "In fact, I was asked to lead an armv. but I declined. "In 1913 I went down tnere. witn my wife, to live on the land we had just purchased, coming to tne fii - comayo river I ran into lour new Bolivian forts. The Bolivians would not let me bring my outfits In. But I nnany louna a place to cross, De - tween the forts, and went on to Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, and took over the deeds or tne land. "I mentioned the forts to the gov ernment officials there, and they became greatly excited; they knew nothing of tnem. Offered Hun Army "Right off the bat they wanted to give me an army, ana nave me go drive out the Bolivians. That's not my kind of fighting, however, and I declined the general's uniform and the soldiers, 1 told them a few forts were nothing in my life. The forts are still there." Rickard thinks it would be greatly to the disadvantage of both countries to eo to war over the boun daries, since this is an old dispute and would doubtless be a long - drawn - out, bitter struggle. "The Paraguay cattle country is as fine a region as there is in the world today," he says. "The land is cheap, you can buy good property for a dollar or two an acre., and the taxes are not high. The value of the land went down a little during the World War or rather, the war retarded the development, but ther? Is nc doubt that property there will be very valuable some day. Wealth in Oil "There is oil in Paraguay, no one knows how much, but there is no question but that oil is really at the bottom of the boundary disputes. Standard Oil has large Interests there. Armour and Company has a large meat plant in San Salvador, on the edare of the disputed land, and The Central Products Company, another American concern, has several million acres of land and 75,000 hetid of cattle in the disnuted area. "Bolivia is not a farming country - its chief industry is in metals. There are valuable tin mines there." Rickard lived on his South American ranch for eight years after he purchased it, but he does not intend to go back to live there. He is holding it an investment. Emnloved Indians "The country is beautiful, and the Paraguayan are a fine race of people," he says. "I employed Indians to build fences and doing the work on the ranch. They were wild fellows, who wear feathers on their heads and have three - day war dances, end lived much as the American Indians did when C"lumbus came over. But we had no difficulties with them. I left in 1918 and have never been back since. "Yep, it's a reat country, but I ve never retrretted passing no my gen - eralshiD. The little old U. S. A suits me pretty well particularly right now." POSTPONE GAME BETWEEN SOLDIERS AND W0MELSD0RF The Battery A game at Womelsdorf scheduled for tonight, is postponed ln - Haflnltjilv RArkK LffAirilA Officials Itt - nounced last night. Ths Transit Travelers will play their game Wednesday night on the Olivet Club No. 4 floor instead ox tne car Darn, it was awo bbiu. Galaxy of Former Gridiron Stars . Scrimmages Against Eastern Team SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 24 (P) Football stars of the past and present donned uniforms today to pit experience if not team work against the great eastern squad which is training at Stanford university for the east - west charity game at San Francisco December 29. The pickup eleven which scrimmaged against Coach Andy Kerr's easterners included Ernie Nevers, former All - Amerlcan fullback; Ed Walker, end; Hal McCreery, center; Fred Swan, guard; Mike Murphy, quarterback, and many others who brought fame to Stanford In earliei days. All of the plays with which Coach Kerr hopes - to snatch victory came In for a workout and the eastern team functioned smoothly through out While no intimation has been given as to starting backfleldt. the one receiving most attention la com posed of Harpster, Carnegie Tech, quarterback; Weston, Boston college.l France Excels on Court, Ring and Track in 1928 Tricolor Boss in Tennis; Routis Champ of Ring; Martin Sets Record PARIS. Dec. - 24 fFV Undlsnuted world's supremacy in tennis, a world's chamnionshin in boxine and a world's recora on the cinder path, with the Olympic marathon laurel wreath tnrown m ior gooa measure, maue 1928 a highly successful year for French athletics. The Davis Cun. the singles cnam - plonships of Australia, Prance, Great Britain ana me uruuea estates, an in rjossesslon of France, testify that the three musketeers Henri Cochet, Rene Lacoste and Jean Borota ruiea tne tennis courts of the world durmg the pr. - t year with a hand as steady as the y:pr oeiore, wnen mey wresi - ea uie cup from the United States. This has been a Cochet year, all the experts and officials in the tennis world granting the former Lyons ball boy the No. 1 place in world ranking. Andre Routis's victory over Tony Canzoneri in New York brought to France the official featherweight title of the world. Furthermore, French boxing fans felt that Emile "Spider" Pladner ranks near the top of the world's flyweights by virtue of his victories here over Corp. Izzy Schwartz in a bout which did not involve the title, the latter claims through gift of the New York State Athletic Commission, and Ernie Jarvis. , CHns German s marie "Sera" Martin's world record of 1.50 3 - 5 for the 800 metres set last June, climMng a full second from that held by Dr. Otto Peltzer of Germany, and El Ouafl's victory in the Olympic marathon, proved to be France's only performances worthy of international notice in the field of Olympic ath - lfitics. The year saw a break in Rene Lacoste's two - year reign over the tennis world as Henri Cochet became the new kinsr. Cochet started with a decisive victory in four sets over Lacoste in the French - hard court ehamnionshlD. suffered a lanse at Wimbledon where Rene reversed the result and recovered too form in his straight sets overthrow of Tilden after the latter bad defeated Lacoste in the Davis Cup challenge round. Cochet towed it off by can - turintr the American championship from Frank Hunter. Sum - erne in Tennis Cochet's Davis Cun victory over Tilden at Auteuil provided probablv the best tennis ever witnessed if France or anvwhere else. Cochet was the personification of tennis sreniu on that Julv day. The wizardry of stroking dlsolaved by Cochet in the second set when he tied and finally won it after Tilden had led him, five - two, left the spectators easping. The end of the year fo'md Cochet reigning as champion of France and the United States: Lacoste as champion of Eneland and Borotra as Ai'alinn tit.leholdw. Mile. Manette Le Blan kept France In the running in golf bv carrying off the English women's championship while all of the countrv's own open championships, for both men and women, were won by foreigners. France found superiority in an unexpected quarter during the year throush the surprising rise of piprr tfchebaster in court tennis. Thi Basaue newcomer overthrew bot.n Oeorr F. Covev. of England, and Tack Soutar, of Philadelphia, to win thn world's end American championships, respectively. STERLING ELEVEN TRIMS STONY CREEK TEAM, 42 - 6 The Sterling Junlois vanquished the Stony Creek eleven for a second time this season in the last tilt of the year on the 11th and Pike grounds Sunday bv a score of '.1 to 6. The Sterlings challenge the Union Terrors to a Fame. The lineups: Sterlings Stony Creek Goda ......... L.E Hertzog J.Coleman L.T. ...Witters Smith Riedel M. Coleman Keffer , Cassel LG .Sauer , C Thorton R.G Rapp R.T Bineaman R.E Devine Daniels (capt). O B Schmehl .(capt.) Keller Foreman L.H.B. Adams RH.B Rich Bowers F.B Meister Score by periods: Stonv Creek 0 0 0 66 Sterlings 6 18 12 6 - 42 Touchdowns Bowers,2 ; Foreman Goda: Daniels. 2: Adams: Devine. Substitutions Stony Creek: Bixler for Sauer: Mell for Rich. Sterlings Schussler for Cassel. veteranceYToins CALUMET FARM STABLES LEXINQTON, Ky., Dec. 24 Harness horse lovers of the east Will miss a familiar campaigner when the bell taps for the 1929 season. This Is the veteran Daclnz daughter of Peter the Great, Guesswork, 2:02',i. She has Joined the band of brood - mares at the calumet farm of W. M. WrlKht. Chicago, here. Guesswork ranks as one of the best half - mile track sldewheelers in history, having won over sso.ooo in purses, "oia Mollis," as she Is called, raced for William Maboney, ox Hyde rare, Mass. and Quest, Lafayette, halfbacks; Holmer. Northwestern, fullback. Whlx Thronrh Lonr Drill The western team coached by Orln E. Hollingbery of Washington State college, whizzed tnrougn a long practice session despite rainy weather, Lacking a thoroughly experienced signal caller, Hollingbery has been forced to use Dan Allen, former Yale player how with the Olympic club, and "Bin" Horrman, Stanford iun - back. Two backfleld combinations are being experimented with. One Includes Sims. Stanford quarterback: Cowan, Sulross, College of Texas and Horan, Washington State, halfbacks, and Hoffman, fullback. Another features Walker, Texas Tech, quarterback; Spelcher, West Coast Army and Macus, California, halfbacks and Allen, fullback. Officials for the game have been named as follows f Referee, George Varnell, Chicago; umpire, Walter Eckersall, Chicago; field Judge, Harry Braddock, Pennsylvania; head linesman, Robert Evans, MUUken, ARNOLD H0RWEEN MAY, QUIT HARVARD POST CHICAGO, Dec. 24 (). Arnold Horween is undecided whether to return to Harvard as football coach or to devote all his time to business, his father, Isadore Horween, has revealed. The elder Horween Is president and his son treasurer of a Chicago tanning company and the latter may decide to quit coaching for that business, the elder Horween said. FLORIDA 'GATORS LOSE SIX STARS OF GRIDIRON JACKSONVILLE, Pla., Dec. 24 Six members of the University of Florida football squad have closed out colorful careers. Those who have bid college gridirons farewell are Captain Ernest "Goof" Bowyer, quarterback; Tommy Owens, halfback; Dutch Stanley, end; Jus Clemons, tackle; Willie DeHoff, end, and Ches - tec Allen, tackle. With the exception of De Hoff, who played his first ball for Florida last season, each of the above seniors has given three faithful and valiant campaigns of gridiron service for the Orange and Blue. Their names have been long associated with the football triumphs of Florida, their spirit on and off the football field has ever been a source of pride to Floridians, and their passing will leave gaping holes in the 'Gator ranks. Capt. Bowyer came back this fall after suffering a badly fractured leg last season, and has expended his triple - threaft football abilities to decided advantage for the Florida squad. His magnificent spirit has played a significent role in the continuous progress of the 'Gators this fall, and his name will go down In Florida history as one of the grandest of 'Gator football captains. Tommy Owens, as fleet of foot as any back who ever wore the Orange and Blue, has been a flash and threat to opponents for three years. Florida's most versatile athlete, Owen's football "toting" this season especially has been super - brilliant and it is with real regret that the name of Owens passes from the Florida roll call. He has been a big factor in the rapid rise to national fame. The loss of Dutch Stanley at end will long be felt. If ever the 'Gators had a better defensive wingman, it is beyond the recollection of the most veteran here. Dutch has blocked many nunts for Florida, recovered manv fumbles and for three years has been a most dependable warrior. His is a name that can go down with the heroes of Florida grid history. we hope you gel a good BUT IF YOU DON'T xceU, then we'll give you one tomorrow If you're unlucky enough to get some white shirts in sire 14 x when you really wanted colored ones size 15; or If you get six belts and you only wear suspenders take them all with a smile and keep right on smiling, because they're just as good as cash to you. Anything that was bought here that doesn't happen to hit you just right can be brought back during the next few days and swapped for something that you really do want and It's worth every nickle that was paid for It. You know, we want you to feel every time you put on anything with our label In It that it's the best thing of its kind , you could get. And, by the way, all these tween us we know exactly BEST DARIC 11 f Jr Penn St. ACTON: A Merry Christmas, folks. SMITH: And a Happy New Year, too!, ACTON ACTON: You know, Smith, that's a good old wish. SMITH: As good a wish as Dayton is a tire. ACTON: Boy, there's a' world of happiness ' in extending good wishes. ; SMITH: Yes, and tons of satisfaction in sell ing good tires. ACTON & SMITH DAYTON TIRE SALES 523 Franklin St V WILLIE HOPPE WILL ABANDON HIS QUEST FOR 3 - CUSHIOIi TITLE Expects to Return to Balk Lin J Competition, at Which Game He Was Champion CHICAGO, Dec. 24 - Willie Hoppd has discarded his dream of wlnnlnd a three - cushion billiard title and will return to the balk - line game atj which he won International fame anq 15 national titles in 17 years. Hoppe quit balk - line billiards m year ago in quest of a cahmplonshin at tne angle game, nis piaying was sensational in league games, but oi each of his attempts to win the na tional or world's championship, ha was beaten by Johnny Layton, Mis souri fisherman. Although his supremacy at tnq balk - line ime has passed to othe, hands, Hoppe expressed the oplnioi; that he is not through. "I am only 41 years old and hava plenty of good billiards left in mjl system," Hoppe saia. "une game i a lot tougher than when I won mv first 18.2 balk - line championship, bu with a few weeks practice I will bii back again fighting as hard as eveij to win in tne game wnicn l Know best." 440 - YARD SPRINT, MILE DASH TOP BOSTON CARH BOSTON, Dec. 24 (IP) Th Kniehts of Columbus mile for th James M. Cilrlev trophy and the Wil liam C. Prout Memorial race at 44 yards top the list of indoor feature nf the eiehth annual Massachusett K. of C. track eames scheduled fo the Boston Madison Square GardeJ on January 26. The program calls for relay race amonff teams from Harvard. Hoi: Cross, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Bot - ton college, xaie, wew nampsmn Colby, Bates, Maine, Bowdoin, Ne York university. Brown, Massachu setts Tech. Worcester Poly, Rhod Island. Fordham and Boston. Th Boston A. A. has entered its ful track squad and the New York A. C the Minrose a. a., Illinois a. v. an Chicago A. A. have entered athletes. GRAND CIRCUIT CARDS 14 WEEKS OF RACINfl CLEVELAND. Dec. 24 The annu;f Grand Circuits Btewards' meeting, c orielnallv scheduled January 7 - 8. at li dlanapolls, has been shifted to Januari 11 - 22. at tne Hooaier city, . - . rrauwt secrlary of the big line, announced her' A 1929 schedule providing Bt least 1 worica of continuous racing seems cert talu, Peunock stated. 1 break today 1 trades are confidential just how you feel about it. be - WISHES TO YOU i F 'A

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