The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 7, 1916 · Page 68
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. \ / » THE INDIANAPOLIS SUNDAY STAR, MAY T. 1016. IN THE OPEN Gujstav ' J. T. Meyer - Sportsman Will Refrain From Fishing During Nesting Period and Will Return Undersize Catches. i i I/: i HE CLASSIFICATION or.meaning of the word "sportsman" is looked upon by the public in various ways. It is applied to individuals when they become followers of any of the many athletic games. When referring to sportsmen with refer-, ence to fishermen or hunters, the word has a special meaning. When speaking of a fisherman as a sportsman, it means he is one of a class who is fair in his methods. It means a man - who will refrain from fishing «?*" y ^ as ? during the nesting period, v.. "i _ .1 who will return all undersize fish, who will not take more than the lawful number lira day--who will do his share toward putting back new stock when he appropriates his catch and--who will respect warnings not to trespass. ----The older fishermen, taken as a whole, are not posted as to the needs of the times. They have been so absorbed during their career as anglers in systemizlng methods by which they -can take more fish with the least possible energy that it is a rare case where the old angler has shown a disposition to replace fish. As the fish becojne more and more extinct, the problem of getting the meat becomes more difficult." This likely is the cause of leading them to unlawful methods with the seine or with explosives. When these older anglers were boys, the streams and lakes were full of fish. It was an .easy matter for one to catch a mess of fish in those clays, no matter how he angled. It was likewise an easy 'matter forJthe lumbermen to procure timber. But where is the timber now? Where are the fish? Building Up Time. This is a day of b u i l d i n g - u p , not tearing down. We fishermen must become sportsmen", not greedy meat hunters. When, we spend a dollar for the pleasure of catching a mess of fish, we should likewise add a mite toward restocking f and protecting the young fish to make It possible a few years hence to assure the Bame chase. In angling, generally, tills is a day of atonement. More and more the fishermen are disposed to look Into everybody's .way of fishing w i t h a · view to seeing whether things are being' done well. A generation ago there was little curiosity on the part of the average angler, or, If so, the other fellow denied, any right to poke i n t o his affairs. Today the angler under tire often wonders that any brdther angler should be so keen in criticizing his methods. They never did this In the old days, he protests. Hut things have changed. The young fisherman Is aroused to action. He has been to the favorite pools many times, and with the finest bait and lures, fished f a i t h f u l l y all day and did not get a bite. All day h o ' a n d his fellow angler argued as to the cause of, this condition. They Know something must be done. The fish are not there. They figure there are long stretches of · the streams being polluted, where no fish can hatch off Its brood. As the population increases, the fishermen) became more numerous. The steam shovels, the "Increased boating, the clearing out of drifts, the. cutoffs in the streams, whereby In some cases miles of river Is thrown back Into farm land, and numerous other elements detrimental to.the free nesting and producing habits of the fish, make pond culture and tip-to-date restocking methods as necessary as protection. To Better Conditions. Another element egsentiai to bettering conditions IB , clean sportsmanship. - Let us all become observing fishermen. Wlun angling, let us not confine our thoughts entirely toward improving methods whereby we may successfully lure the last llsh out of its habitation. A person who will take a flsh off. Its nest is not a eportsman. Just"because there is no law which prohibits the taking of flsh during the breeding period, there Is no reason to assume that doing so is right. The fact that the state does not have such a law i s - ' proof of neglect on the part of the state lawmaklng machinery. This should, spur every true sportsman into vigorous action In gettinsr such a law passed. Ulack bass will be nesting in our streams in the next six weeks. Every true follower of Isaac Walton should decline to flsh for them until the nesting period is past. Of course, there are many who will-not quit fishing during these' b.almy spring days, and to these I would euggest that they angle with worms only. It will be Just as much sport to angle for red eyes, minrlsh, suckers and suoh species, and give the bass a free six weeks to bring off Its brood. Artificial lures should not be used during the nesting period. Crawfish or live minnows may bo used for catflsh in deep waters only, If the aim Is to.avoid the bass which are nesting. Busy Season at Hatchery. This Is the beginning of the busy season at the ba^s hatchery In Riverside Park, There are many'interest- . Ing features connected with the work of operating a bass hatchery. The water Insect life, which must bo -procured -in-large. juanti.t]es,-.is-iin Interesting study In ·itself. This bug life can he observed Just at this, time -better, than, later. It, wllL.be. seen now In .its natural, quantities. . . T h e hatching of wall-eyed pike is another Interest. Ing feature. These eggs are shipped from Sandusky, O., where the government experts strip the parent fish, which are caught for commercial purposes. Whenever a- flsh'jwhich is ready to spawn is caught, the eggs are stripped from It and placed Into refrigerators and are BhJpped to the different hatching points. When they are received here they are placed Into hatching jars, the water turned on them, and .in a few hours one can see many thousands of the 'little fellows break the shell. These are all Interesting and educational features. HORSE SENSE Will G a . l n a g a n Great Racing Should Ho Seen on Half-Mile Track. This Season-- Early Di-eams a Favorite. UDGING b y - t h e .large and classy lot of horses .\ '· that liavo been named In the early closing events at the various half-mile track meetings to be held throughout the 9ountry the coming sea- · son, there will be some great'racing over the' two- lap courses this year. Practically every asjocia- tion that offered big money for the trottei and pacers were patronized very liberally by those who make a business of racing their . charges over the half-mile tracks, and a few of the Big Ring followers also have entered some of the members of their stables. A trotter that should cause a lot of trouble for the half- mile track performers the coming season is the Greenfield, . Ind., gelding, Early Dreams, 2:14i/4, owned by W, J. Hal- sail of the Hoosier state town. The Greenfield trotter, in the two campaigns that he has made oveivthe half- mile tracks, has demonstrated that he is one* of the best that has appeared on the small courses in recent years, Early Dreams was trained for a time in 1913 and trotted a mile i n ' 2 : 0 9 % over the local track. The following season he was placed in the stable of the Indianapolis trainer, Charley Mammons,' and was raced exclusively over the half-mile tracks. He won eight or nine races and was only defeated once during the season, taking aj-ecord of 2:14%. He worked in : 2:10 over ^he Marion half-mile track, and Mr. Halsall refused several ."flattering offers for him after the close of the campaign. Sent to Pop Geers, Early last Rummer, Early Dreams was sent to Pop Oeers at the Cleveland track. He accompanied the "Silent'Man's" stable to Detroit, Kalanmzoo and Grand Kaplds, and at the latter place worked in 2:07 for the Memphis reinsmiin. A-s he was not staked, Mr.. Halsall decided to .ship him home and nice him a few times on the half-mile tracks, Hammons took charge of the gelding again, and started .him live or six times, getting the winner's share of the money each trip without los, ing a single heat. Ho was not forced to reduce his record and went Into winter quartern In line shape. He Is hack In the Hammond stable again at the local track, and has been named in several of the early closing events over the Ohio and Michigan half-mile tracks, the unsexed son of nioluml ISUrle, 2:14%, can trot around the short turns on the h a l f - m i l e 'tracks without' slackening his speed, and any t r o t t e r ttyit boats him over to the nuarter- pole must go to that pout in thirty seconds for he goes' away like a motorcycle. lOarly Dreams has never been forced to show his real caliber in a race as yot. but it is : probable t h a t ; thc.-star.s- that - h e - w i l l - b c v forced to-go u p against in the coming campaign will give him more -of a battle than l i e ' h a s ever had before. However, I am of the opinion t h a t he is liable to take p n t t i - g r i o d .care of himself, for to use the "rallblrda 1 " expression, he is a real "bear" on Hie half-mile' tracks. In IHK two campaigns, Early Dreams has started fifteen times and b a n ' won fourteen Braces without losing a single heat. The fact, tlmt Hanimons piloted him in the fourteen winning "mains" is pretty good evidence that the Indianapolis reinsmari can team him to perfection. · Will Meet Ima Jay. One of the unbeaten trotters of 1915. that Early Dreams will be forced to tackle In the battle for the long green, is the Cleveland mare, Ima Jay, 2:1314, owned by Harvey Ernest, manager of the famous old Koc'k- port track, just outside of Cleveland. Ima Jay raced something like jjine or ten times over the hulf'-mlle tracks last year without encountering defeat, and after her campaign was over worked a mile in 2:05 at De. trolt. She is said to be working well this spring and if she.gets: to the races in fighting trim, should be one of the stars of the season. ... . Tommy Murphy is naming the 4-year-old Oily, Hum- fast CO,. 2:09%, by Trampiast (2), 2:12U, and his recent purchase, and good winner of 1915, Azora Axworthy, 2:ir'4, by Halo Axworthy, and both look to have a good ·' chance to figure in the money getting. Humfast won several races In the West for Alex Wlshart last year, " and it is probable that WJshart, who Is now training "second" for Murphy, will ra.ce her in her engagements the coming season. Humfast was purchased by a patron of -MUrphy'.s during the meeting at Columbus last fall, and In the Kentucky Futurity wiis timed In 2:0r) ] ,4 In the first 1 heat when the crack Eastern llljy, Mary Putney; placed the world's record for 3-year-old trotting fill-lea at 2:05Y-. She should Improve some this year, ._ -OJKl lf;j5ho.lQe J y,.jmgbS. to .bfl'..har.(Llo heat. ouer_any, "kind-,.of a tra'ck. Humfast is not particular about the fllnd of tracks she is raced over a.nd hits demonstrated, that. Bho -can--trot-sensationally-fastr Azora Axworthy was raced through tho East last year,,and in thirteen starts "v,as undefeated. She trotted against a, lot of thlT best half-mile track trotters In the East, and went a lot of miles around 2:15. Murphy paid a big price for the ..daughter of- Bale Axworthy a month or so ago, and believes he has a star In this mare' - · In addition to those, there will, be the 5-ycar-old trotter, Bjtfy Bing, (4) 2:11%, that trotted In 2:101,4 over a half-mile track last year in his 3-year-old form; Jack K., 2:14%; the crack half-mile track trotter from Michigan; and'several others that showed ability to trot 2:12 over a half-mile'track last season. An Unqualified Denial ' · ' . - - i ,, · · ' . - . · . - / , of an utterly False Report */ - i BUTLER ELEVEN IN CENTRAL PART Coach Thomas's Football Team Will Play the Earlham College Aggregation in This City\ ing Celebration. Th» Butler College football, team will get an opportunity to play an important part In the Indiana centennial celebration In Indianapolis next October, as it will J»lay the Earlham aggregation on the 14th Roy Johnson Real Find for Michigan Grid Teams Coach Yost of Michigan has encountered a real find on his football squad i» Roy_ Johnsoiv Intercollegiate strong man. Johnson · caught the, coach's eye- In practice last week, MB long passes outdistancing those of the other members of the squad by many yards. Johnaon made a reputation in the gridiron game at Union High School of Grand Rapids three years ago and has had plenty of experi- eijce Jn thei fall sport. H.e_la_faat-an_hla. ,~" . i '_* *"~ ·».- .j^w^i, A 4 V ft! "i*v- "" M'^* TeeT for aoTieavy a man and looks like a good prospect for the varsity eleven next fall. Mora Fun For rWoiite tpsft wfew*", mptima with «h« TKwnw targets 40 to 75 yards, timit*fct« dacK*. quail, etc. Packs ye«r mtU-caso for ute in the , *t the «hore $4,00 »t«tefsb of the month. This was announced by Coach Thomas of Butler, who also Js ono of the officials preparing for the big athletic carnival. The-contest between the college teams should be ono' of the features .of tho celebration. Soccer, football also may be introduced by Park Superintendent James H, Uwry at · that time. If so, star teams from Cleveland and Cincinnati will perform here. Detailed arrangements for tho carnival Will be made at a meeting of tho committee In charge at the Claypool Hotel tomorrow afternoon. Ueportu of tho chairmen of the various Bubcommlttccs will bo road at that tlmu, , A plan to Include a ochodulo of flancca, drills arid othor oxhlbltlons by ths tcums of both men and women will be prewcritntl by Llpps, who l« physical director of tho Independent Turnverdn, A track meet for tho state championships also will take place If Lrlpps's planB materialize. At the time when the centennial cclo- bratlons are eolni? on It is the plan of Ctillen Thomas t o ' have city baseball champions from Toledo, I.oulsvlllo and St. Louis play i the Indianapolis amateur tltlo winners. The j local championship will be determined about three wcekn prior to the contennlal games. National celebrities In both tennis and polf -will bo horn if Park Superintendent Lowry can get them, STANFORFBOYS MUsFnAISE $7.000 FOR VARSITY CREW Tho sum of $7,000 which Stanford University Btudcntn aro endeavoring to raise In order to send the 'varolty crow and truck team oast this spring appears at first slpht to bo a laruo amount of money for tho purpose. When It Is connidcrnri, however, that at least twenty-five athletes will have to make the round trip of 7,000 miles, the sum does not loom *o bl(r aguinat transportation Hnd board BIHe for a period of a month or more. OFFER LIGHTWEIGHTS FORTUNnOR BATTLE Argentine Officials Give' Freddy Welsh $2E,000 anf Charley White $10,000 Guarantee for Fight in South America. AVIATORS TO EXHIBIT - AT ANNUAL TRACK MEET CHAMPAIGN, 111., May 6.~Ono of tho now foatures of tho annual intorcholastio athletic moot at tho Unlverolty of Illinois here on May 18 will be i aeries of aeroplane exhibition filghtft. Several wnll-known aviators will b« present. . . - ' . {'. [Sp«olal to The Indianapolis Star.] ' CHICAGO, May 6.--Where American 1 promoters, critics and managers have' failed in their efforts to force Freddie Welsh', lightweight champion of the world, into defending his title in a decision contest with Charlie White, the, Argentine government may succeed, for It stopped to tho front yesterday with the largest offer ever made for a lightweight championship encounter. Through their American representative, Hilly Gibson, Nate Lewis, manager for Whlto, wan offered 510,000 as a guarantes to meet tho Biidllshman In Buenos Aires during tho last weok In July. The proposition wan mado over tho lone-distance telephone mul accepted by Whlta, with one or two minor exceptions, and the articles are now in the malls on their way here According to Gibson, Welsh has already TiKived to the mutch. .By the terms of the agreement, W h i l e , as well as the champion, must sail from Now York on Juno 2. Gibson asserted t h a t tho BuenoH Aires club Is backed by tho government, and that thoyhave offered Welsh a not guarantee of $26,000 to accept the fight. With this Roes two round-trip tickets n n d Jl.600 expense money. Besides tho $10,000, White also Rets «· Pilr of tickets nnd $1,500 expense money, Flags W Be Used to Notify the Eans ^ When Bruins Play HT 1 HE announcement by President , * Charles Weegham of the Chicago Cubs, that a system of flags, hung from prominent buildings in the business center of Chicago, will be used in the future to notify fans of the section whether the game will be played as scheduled each dav ' might vv'cll bo copied by club owners in other big league cities. Newspaper offices and other information distributing centers -av'o *ret|uently besieged b# those who do not care to make a long trip to-the ball parks unless they are reasonably certain that the teams will play. Ideas ef this type, which help to put tho t game upon a real business basis, will bd appreciated by followers of the sport wherever the game is played. A report-that-.is. Basely False, to the effect that the Maxwell Motor Gar w ! . - , * Company has joined in a merger with several other motor car com- r- ~~~~ i parries-entailing, change in the policies and management of the company-has been published in many newspapers throughout tjie country. Any foundation for this report is so --- . ' . . . A, utterly lacking that we can only attribute it to competitors who are trying to use us as a tool to further their own interests. To Maxwell Dealers To Maxwell Owners and to the Public We wish to state that The Maxwell Motor Company has not joined in any m erger; that TO change in^ ownership has taken place; nor has there been any change in the. personneidireeting its policies. Furthermore, no such changes in the Maxwell organization are contem We, therefore, make an unqualified denial of the ridiculous rumors of consolidation involving the Maxwell name. . . *-' \- . . . MAXWELL MOTOR COMPANY, Inc. v WALTER E. FLANDERS, President Detroit, Mick, May 6,1916. 1 ij I

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