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EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, tniC
CHANEY-KXLBANE BOUT IN PHILADELPHIA WOULD PROVE DETRIMENTAL TO GAME HEM
WILL PHILADELPHIA FALL
FOR PRELIMINARY BATTLE
BETWEEN FEATHERWEIGHTS ?
Jimmy Dunn, Champion Kilbane's Manager, Is
Out for the Money and Balks on Terms
for Bout With Chaney
T1IIJ plan of Jimmy Dunn, manager of Johnny Klthntic, featherweight
Champion of tho world, to unload a six-round bout on the Philadelphia boxing-
fans, has met with llttlo success to date. Tf Dunn and Metor, manager
of Gcorgo Chancy, challenger for tho Clcvclander's title, contlnuo squabbling-,
however, thcro probably will be no other placo for thorn .to stago tho preliminary
to tho real bnttlo of IB rounds but Philadelphia or New York.
It seems as If tho fight managers are looking toward this city ns another
Now York, a placo whero they can stago any sort of a mill and got nwny with
It. Philadelphia would welcome the Kltbano-Chanoy light If It wcro not for the
method used by Manager Dunn In trying to arrange the match.
Dunn signed a contract drawn up by himself and one which gave him nil
tho beat of It, for Kllbano to meet Chaney In a IR-iound bout In llaltlmore. The
champion and his manager apparently wcro well satisfied with conditions until
a local promoter talked to them and suggested lighting tho llaltlmore lad in
this city prior to tho other contest.
Dunn Admits lie Is Out for tho Money
Then Dunn Immediately tried to crawl out of tho original inntuh. Ho
bluntly told Cleveland critics that ho was out for tho monoy and did not see
why ho should box Chunoy a 15-round bout whero tho tltlo was nt stake,
when ho could get almost as much money for a six-round, no-dcclsloii bout In
this city. Tho Cleveland scribes did not take kindly In Dunn's attitude, as
ho had signed tho contract to meet Chaney In tho presence of Cleveland light
critics, who knew that tho champion's manager dictated the terms.
Dunn has given many reasons why Kllbano should not meet Chaney in lialtl- '
moro since his homo town critics refused to accept 01 Indorse his "get the .
monoy" scheme. It Is laughablo to think that he Is certain that u double-cross
has been planned and that tho refcrco Is a party to It. As William II. Itncup,
Sports Editor of tho Public Ledger, was tjio man chosen to refoice, and was
suggested, even insisted upon by Dunn, tho Intimation of Dunn cannot lie i
Rocap's Iloncsty Cannot Be Questioned
Billy r.ocap has been Identified with the boxing game for 25 years and
has been to a largo extent responsible for tho wonderful Improvement In the
game since tho old days. Itocap is known from coast to coast nnd his in
tegrity has novcr been questioned. If Dunn thinks' for a minute that light
critics or boxing fans In any city will accept this lame excuse and laughable
Intimation, ho is very much mistaken. Itocap needs no defender, but wo wonder
If Dunn can say tho samo thing.
Dunn has posted $1000 with Ed Bang, Sports Editor of the Cleveland News,
as a guarantee of good faith on tho part of Kllbano to box Chaney, but he
names several conditions which do not meet with tho approval of fistic critics
and fans. If Chancy wants a 15-round bout fi - tho tltlo he must ugrce to
meet Kllbano In a six-round bout in Philadelphia; must ag.rec to stage tho
15-round bout In May or Juno; must agree to let Al Hereford and not Hen
Bletzer or Sam Harris Btago tho 15-round contest and must weigh 121! pounds
ringside for both bouts.
Yesterday Al Hereford offered a largvc purso than the original contract
called for, and It was signed and not merely agreed upon by Dunn and KII
banc. But Bletzer, who Is managing Chaney, turned tho proposition down,
despite tho fact that it meant moro money for his man. Bletzer says tho llr.st
contract was signed in good faith and that ho would not sign another.
Kilbanc Losing Popularity
Few champions who havo appeared hero in recent years aro as popular
with the fans aa Kllbano, as he always has pleased with an excellent exhibition,
but ho is duo to loso his popularity If ho permits Dunn to adopt such methods.
In his own defense Kllbano says that Dunn Is tho manager and ho Is the boxer
and that he has nothing to do with tho arrangement of the bouts.
It Is an excellent thing for a boxer, particularly a champion, to have such
faith In his manager, but It Is not reasonable to supposo that Dunn has acted
as ho has without the full consent, knowledge and permission of Kilbanc.
If Kllbano wants to do tho right thing ho should Insist that Dunn withdraw
his objections nnd fight Chaney in Baltimore under tho conditions named In
the original contract.
Perhaps tho contest might bo an excellent drawing card Ip Philadelphia,
but If It Is, It will not bo duo to tho publicity given tho affair, as but few
critics would look seriously upon the match, knowing that it is merely a pre
liminary to tho main show.
Dunn admits that ho Is out for tho money. Therefore there apparently Is
llttlo chance for a real battle In this city, us a dcclslvu icsult would s-urely
mean a cancellation or falling off In receipts for tho Uultlmuro light. Tho
Eve'nino Ludouii Is against tho match unless they can proe that it will bo
on the level, and this looks llko somo task.
Dismissal of Federal League Suit Hailed With Joy
Baseball magnates, players and fans aro elated over tho dismissal of tho
Federal League's suit against organized ball. Had tho suit been pressed, as
tho Baltlmoro Federal Club owners threatened, and had Judgo Landls finally
xendered a decision, it Is certain that tho effect of tho decision upon the national
game would havo been great. Itegardless of wlio would have been the greatest
gainer, If tho factions were still at war, oven tho winner would havo fared
poorly, because It Is certain that many of tho strongest points of tho national
agreement would have been declared Illegal.
Everybody Is glad that tho Issuo was not forced and that baseball will
go on very much us It did In tho past. Organized ball has seen tho error of
Its ways, and many of tho weak points of tho national agreement will bo altered
ao that there will bo no grounds for a similar suit in the future.
In dismissing tho suit, Judgo Landls said, In part:
The court's expert Unowledgo of baseball, obtained by moro than
30 years of observation of tho game as n spectator, convinced mo that
If an order had been entered it would hao been, If not destructive, at
least vitally Injurious to tho game of baseball. No matter what decision
had been made, neither tide would have emerged from court victorious.
After taking coum.vl with my own Judgment, I decided that tho Court
had the right, or nt least the discretion, to postpone decision in tho case,
and this was done.
Landis' Congratulations on Honesty of Baseball
I want to say that in all tho preliminary evidence and tho various
arguments when the records were gone over with a tlnu-tooth comb to
And something Injurious to tho other side, not the slightest evidence was
presented to cause the most suspicious person to impugn the honor of
the game or of any of the individual players.
Judge Landls' tribute to tho honesty of tho gaino is appreciated by fans
throughput tho country. Baseball Is absolutely the only professional sport in
tho Vorld which has never suffered In any way through alleged acts of dis
honesty or trickery of participants or magnates. Individual leagues of vari
ous branches of sport have kept their slates clean, but baseball stands alono
as the cleanest of all professional sports,
Tho Giants have closed negotiations with Harry Sinclair for Kd Housch,
tho brilliant young outfielder of tho Newark Feds, Tho addition of It on sch
will bo a great help to SlcOraw, as ho Is rated us n wonderful youngster,
Federal League players contend that thero Is llttlo to chooso between Kauff
and Itousch. tho former's hitting ability giving him tho edge on McGraw's
latest addition. With Kauff, Housch, Burns, Hobertson nnd Merlilo available for
the outlleld. the GlantB should have another Cobb-Crawford. and-Veach com
bination. McGraw may switch Merkle back to first baso now that he has such
excellent outfield material.
Ollmore Doble, who has coached the University of Washington football
eleven for eight years without losing a game, has signed a contract to haudlo
the team again next full. At the close of tho past season Dobie announced
that he was through coaching at Washington, and It was rumored that he had
trouble with certain persons In authority, but, evidently, these differences were
adjusted satisfactorily, It was rumored also that Doblo hoped to bo appointed
coach of the Wisconsin eleven, and decided to return to Washington after
Wellington had been selected to tutor the Badgers.
I HEAP- A BOUT YoW
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THREE TIES BREAK
To Snap Deadlock for First
Place W. E. May Use
"Simindinger and Kerr
ARE EASTERN LEAGUERS
scncnuu: von tonmgiit.
WrMcrn Klr-ctrlr II. il IlinM
II. ilo & Klltjiiru h. KtHnilun! It'tllcr PrirliiK
The tie Hint pcislsts In binding the In- I
dustriul League teams togi'thi-r "'111 bo
biokeu In three separate placcn, as a n- I
suit of the two games in the Qiriker Clly
Hall. 2Cth and Dauphin stieits, tonlglit .
Western Illcctrlc plays K. G. Iludil while
Hale & Kllbuin gi.tpples with Stanilaid
At present the Hlcetrlcs and lliulda aie
running a dead heat fnr first placo
honors, each with 10 victories and 2 de
feats .1. & .1. DoIimiu are tied fur third
position, nnd II. & K. ami National llls
cuit are on even teims fnr 7th. Special
Interest is centred on tonight's games,
due to the fact that until Thuisdtiy, at
kuHt. all deadlocks will lie htukoii. Hach
team will occupy a separate rung In the
Iiceau.se the battle between Vestern
ICIectrlcs and H. G. Hudd will decldo a
temporary leaguo leadei, tho game will
be the big attraction ol tin. evuilng. It
Is euircntly rcpoitrd that Westein Hlee
trlc is ho intent on winning that It will
recall two uf Its fonner players from tliQ
H.i.itern League. Tliu phivcis uro
Shuludlnger, of Trenton, and Kerr, of
That the Western Hlcctrlcs aie going
high for tho services of this pair Is
shown by tho fSi lines that tho H.tstcrn
League will Imposo on Ken- and Simind
inger. The players once before left tho
big league to play with an Industrial team
and It cost them $10 each. Tills timo
marks tho second offense, and tho line,
according to tho rule, will be Increased
IVnnajlwuil i run In u hubsiituto tiam
HK'tlnal tlK Crcsefiits In New York Saturday
ulcht unit a.nt.l tliu rcnal.ua fur nioru Hirluus
l'llt beat I'cnn State K.ituril.iy. Tho I'ltt
trum loiiks llko the best cnllc-Klatn ie In Ibo
l.'.mt thla Hir. Doitor I'llnl's rUo pIajb a;
Leblsb unit l-ifaettc this ucek. It U a glume
that I'ltt una Sn-artlimuto ilo nut meet thla
Tho Iislern I.fneno.his thovoil tn nno eldD
tho challengo nr the Interstate l.cnRtie. but
the itttt ban been uneptei! by the 1'emiaylianU
I'opslbb Ibo cleanent game of UiKkctball
pUied In llievo parts In many moon tno!t
piau ut HvNarthmori' Kitnnlay, when 1'erKIi
men Seminary met Snurthmran I'ipp. Hut In
fouls wero tulleil nnd ii vnf the 10 ntro lur
tilaUng the ball befnrn u tblnl plaor lonehetl
it nr runnliiR uith tho ball. Not tin lntintlun.il
toul nub lommlttcil In tbu contest.
The Industrial IaRue Ramen scheduled for
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J. & J. Ijnbunn ami Amerlcnn IMil pv. mitt !
lllectrle Sitnnmo and National lllbcult. The
rimalnlng four sainea will be nlat-il un Tues
day and Tburaday ofneit week.
Valo has plaje.l tw, games at home In tho
Intercollegiate I.eaKue anil won lach by a
point. Dartmouth Is the opposition ut New
Ijaicn tonlirht, to the score un't bo su elude.
Jack Uimell. the former Itookwood centre,
la iiult the llazlttcm Club, of the I'ennsy).
anla Mate l.easuc, and has Joined the Prov
idence Club, of Iho luttrcounty Iaxue (ieary,
forward, luts ulso quit the Huzletoti Club.
Kvldonllr there is trouble In the Hazleton
canin, for Kroddle rlaiser, ono of tho best for
wards In the leairue. vas glen hU release and
he Immediately slgi.ed with I'lttatun.
Wilkcs-llarro plaeI a game In Hazleton the
other nlsht unJir dirtkultles. The plaers
started fur Hazleton In an automobile, which
broke down thro miles outside of the city and
thty had to plod tho rciralnder of the dlstanco
thruugb tho snaw.
JlUfortune never comes singly. Coopry quit
tho Wllkti-iiarre team tecauae of a dlrrerenco
of opinion nlth bam Curlette, and In the
Hazleton game Friday night Willie McCarter.
tlio Win Philadelphia boy, turned his ankle
Ilkes-Jlarre Is tied for tlrat place, but can't
xpeci 10 rtiiuiiii riwar tno iop long unuer ex
Walter Keating and Allle Fliner, American
Ia'jisuo stars, ner slgntd L the IMttston
management last week, but slnco Kagcr Joined
thit olub It Is mote than likely that the
I'blUdslphlani will not be needed.
homo sumo this week, but
next week tho akelers ' luiio two with ilpav.
stock and itradlnx. and they will be mighty
Important games for all concerned.
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BRESNAHAN TO ME DECLARED
A FREE A0ENT; CLUBS WAIVER
Roger Reaches Agreement With
WceRhman nnd May Purchase
Ni:V YOIUC, Kcb. 8 -That Roscr Ilres
iinhmi will lie declared a freo agent soon
was understood about headquarters to
day. All elubs havo waived on Hresna
han, so ho will be freo to negotiate for
tlio purchase or management of tho To
ledo team of tho American Association
or sign up with somo major leoguo club.
Hresnnhan's contract as manager of the
Cubs at $10,000 a year had two moro years
to run, but 'Vt'eegliman has reached a sat
isfactory understanding with Hoger.
TROOPERS PLAY POLO
AS ONLOOKER SHIVERS
First Regiment Cavalry Stages
Indoor Game With Pretty
Girl as Spectator
Troop A, 1st Regiment Cavalry, N. O.
P., lias gono In fnr Indoor polo.
They tried It last night for tlio second
tlmn at 330 South Sid strcpt. whero they
have an excellent tanbark ling abovo tlio
Whether It is a fortune nr misfortune
nobody would say, but It certainly Is the
truth that when tltey play polo in that
ring thoy ccitnlnly play polo and have
no tlmo nor room for anything else.
That ring Isn't built for a gallery. It
has neither tho space nor the comfort.
Thero was one very pretty girl she was
really pretty and It was too cold for
her to stay. Tho man who brpught her
was a player and he had tn hend her
homo alone tn a taxi. There wero no
others to mako up a feminine gallery.
So tho only wntchers were members of
the troop and somo stablemen, and the
members of the troop didn't st,lck out the
cold very long. That pretty girl stayed
longer than anybody who wasn't In the
ring. She wrapped herself up In the bis
coat of her escort, and that bundled
around her own sealskin looked warm
enough, but It couldn't have been, for she
didn't even wait to see them start.
While Indoor ijplo is a new tiling for
theso cavalrymen In training, It is not new
to their home at 330 South Tid street. The
(Hrard Tolo Club, Philadelphia member of
the Indoor Polo League of America, has
been playing there for some time.
Three of their team Howard Delany,
I M. Flelsher and Walter Itossbach
plated asalnst the Troop A men last
night, and won by a score of 11 to 10.
They got four points In the last period
and that w-on for them.
Troop A tried out a number of men,
for its team isn't picked as yet. F. O.
Smith and P V. Smith played, as did It.
I). Shields, Ogeden Itoss. lid ward Hoopea
and Harold Kltson purlng the game
two other Qlrard men took a hand A. W.
Damienbaum and Charles Griffin.
There U another game scheduled for
BOX OFFICE MIKE,
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M'i"i i -rn i p;ir
SUCH QOQD MONEY wMr Vol lVANTA
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TO "STAY IN TOWN"
N. L. SCHEDULE
FOR 1916 TO BE
Effort to Extend Player
Limit Probably Will
MANY DEALS EXPECTED
NHW YORK, Feb. R.-lt was a happy
bunch of magnates who gathcied here
today for the National League meeting.
With the fight on the Fedeinl League
over, organized baseball liaders were
conlldcnt that theie would bu a banner
jenr In tho national pastime.
The magnates had little to do at today's
meeting. Percy 1). Hnughtun, of the
Droves, and Charles II. Weeghman, of
the Cubs, were heie to hobnob with their
Tho schedule will bo adopted today.
This is merely preliminary. An effort to
extend the player limit will bo made by
Hairy Hempstead, president of tho
Olnnts. Now York. Iloston and Chicago
favor this move, but tlio other clubs ap
paicntly are against It. and as the change
requites a unanimous vote It probably
will be defeated.
All the magnntes and their managers
aro looking for new matcilal to
strengthen their teams. Many deals aro
In tho air. Hostou Is looking for several
players, especially n llrbt baseman.
Tomorrow night will lie tho "big
doings." It will be the annual banquet
of the League.
PENN IN NEW YORK MEET
One-Milo Team Not to Compete in
Tenn will not enter Its one-milo relay team
In tho New York A. C meet In New York to
nlKht. as Ijockwnod. aim una a member of
tho championship team list year, will be unatde
tn mako the trip. Coach Orton, however, ex
reits to enter somo of hit men In the handicap
l.pnnon, vvhn holds the world's Indoor 100
van! record, will compete In tho hM) event.
Thlbault and Warren aro entered In the high
Jump, and both should have u good chance tn
pi. up. Kaufman will take part In two races,
namely, tho 7.-ard dash and the aoo.jard
mi. Tho rhot-put event will bo taken enro of
by Wltlierow. who Ina hren heavInK the pill
nrnund tho 11-foot mark. The big event of the
meet, the Hucrmcjer Cup rai p of ,'.00 lanla.
will be taken tare of by Meredith. a ho will be
opposed by audi men as Caldwell, who has de
feated "Ted" twlco this season, Ilalpln, Ilaker
Hoffner Wins on Glmbel Course
Charles II. HolTner, of tlio Woodbury
Country Club, won tho 36-hole medal play
ptofcsslonal tournament, played over tho
Indoor golf course In the Glmbel store
yesterday, from a Held of 20 of tho lead
ing golf professionals of the city, after
first tying with Jack Campbell, of the
Old York Itoad Country Club. In the
competition proper, Campbell and Hoff
ner returned cards of SS, and In tho 18
holo play-off Homier captured first money
with a score of 46, Campbell requiring 52.
Chief Sleyers May Join Dodgers
NEW YORK. Feb. R.-Chlef Meyers, for
years the (Hants' llrstdino catcher, may wear
a llrooklyn uniform next ear, It was learned
today. C. 11. Kbb,ets, president of the Dodg
er has nut In u claim for Mecrs at the
waiver price nnd expects no competition, ow
Ing to the Chief's wartime contract, which has
ono car to run.
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FOOT FAULT RULE SHOULD BE
MODIFIED, DECLARES TILDENi
Expert Urges Distinctoin Between Voluntary
ana involuntary rouis vvnut; curving in
Toot fault Is a particularly sore point
to many people and one which lias caused
more unprintable remarks than any other
point In tennis. The following la the
rule of the National Association:
Foot Fault Utile
filtth. The server shall before com
mcnrlim to nerve statu! with both feet nt
lest behind (I. c.. further fiom the net
than, the base line and within the limit?
of the Imnglnnry continuation of tho half
court nnd side lines, nnd thereafter the
rener shall not. run, walk, hop or Jump
before the service has been delivered, but
tho server may mice one foot from (nnd,
If desired, replace It on) the ground, pro
vldcii that both feet nre kept behind the
base lino until the service has been de
livered. Olllclal Interpolation of Law fi;
If a foot be lifted and rcpleced. there
must be no change of position that can
possibly bo considered a step.
Let us quote from the .July Issue of
Amcilcan Lawn Tennis, edited by Mr. S.
"It Is obvious that tho foot fault rulo
should bu enforced everywhere nnd at all
times. It will bo snld that this Is Im
possible. Perhaps It Is. The difficulty of
securing elilclent nnd vertebrate foot fault
Judges Is so great that mniiv thlbs give
up tlio task in despair. 'Then abolish
tho rule,' cry some. This drastic pro
ponal goes much too far.
"Tournament play Is not abandoned
merely because It Is Impossible to obtain
scorers and linesmen for every match.
No moro should the foot fault rulo be
wiped off the books because of Its im
perfect enforcement. Were this dono
chaos would reign In tho matter of
"Vet It Is manifestly unfair to permit
some pla.xers to foot fault and penalize
othcis for doing so. And the players who
serve properly are entitled to protection."
In the foregoing, Sir. Mcrrihcw sounds
leasonable, and all tennis players
with the views oxpicssed as
Islilng t lie Illegal service, which really
aids a man and gives him an undue ad
vantage. Hut let us remember that theto
aro two kinds of foot faults: (1) Tho fl.i-
j grant violation of the lule, which gives
iv iii.utvi-ii mi vuiiiiiKu mm anuuiii umiiica
tlonably be stopped, and (2) tlio technical
foot fault, a mere Involuntaty movement,
which Is of no assistance or advantage
to the server and of no consequence.
Those of us who have had the mlsror
tuno to acqulie this latter, and all of us
have In some foiin, and also have bad the
equal misfortune to hnvo Mr. Merrlhew
on the foot fault line, know how uttetly
ridiculous it Is to carry the ruling to Its
fullest extent. Mr. Merrlhew believes In
calling cvciy near technical foot fault
he either sees or thinks he sees. In fact,
bo gives the decision against the server
every time Instead of allowing him tho
benefit of tho doubt on technical foot
faults. And the still more peculiar part
is that ho lets the most glaring of all
foot faults, swinging over the line, go bj
As an example of this attitude of Mr.
Mcrrihew's, take tho finals at Wilmington
last year between Sldne Thayer and Jo
seph J. Arnisttong. Armstrong is known
to be n foot-fuultcr of the worst type In
swinging over the line. Thayer, on the
other hand, seldom goes over the line,
but ho has a wlgglo to one foot and a
locking from heel to toe, which Mr. Meri
hew construes ns a step or "flying start."
Itesult: Ho let Armstrong severely alone,
although every ono on tho side lines was
asking why and called foot fault after
foot fault on Thayer on this mere tech
nicality, with tho result that it bioke
Sid's game to pieces. That kind of an
Interpretation of the rulo is unfnlr, unjust
and inexcusable. Mr. Merrlhew should
look out moio for the glaring error and
less for tho technicality.
All Players Are Guilty
Unquestionably every tennis player foot
faults at times, but why heckle him to
death over It?
Mr. Merrlhew rules tho words "If de
sired" to meun that tho foot raised
"must" (not "If desired") be replaced in
tho same spot befoie tlio server can
move. Wo used to bollevo that "If de
sired" meant a voluntary thing npd not
compulsion, but it seems we are wrong.
However, with tho nvcrogo foot-fault
Judge "If desired" allows you to ralso the
foot without replacing Jt In the samo spot,
provided you don't swing It over the line
before you lilt tho ball.
There are great examples of foot fault
ing around Philadelphia. Stanley Pearson
and I C. Wlstcr both crowd tho line nnd
cross It before serving. A. U. Kennccl.v,
Jr., had a remarkable "hop" which was
a terrlblo foot fault. Williams Is accused
of foot faulting, but unless occasionally,
and It la very occasionally, ho swings his
foot over the lino, we have not seen It.
Wallaco Johnson never foot faults, since
ho serves from a stand on both feet tintl
nover raises even one. Tho worst foot
fnultcr seen last season around here was
wiuis i,-. uavis, of the I'hlladclphla Club,
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lj took a fljlnir start of a slop, he hotm.4'
nnd crossed the line, making three illiti.!;!
frttt fnltllu nl'nfV Mfim tin tin...A.l 4. "
Swajne has a peculiar little hop' rm,!!
mm Ar Irtjiv Hnl lip II tnrt fnul t .. c'"
It Is vciy slight and technical, tin,)..'
Mr. MerHhew's llllrrnrplntlni. i. .uel
faults every time he serves under a ial'm
Intel pietatlon he would get railed rcvi,;;
times each nntch. "'
Serve Behind Line
It Is nosslble to eliminate rrnmi,.. .v
lino of swinging tho foot over by servlniW
frnm nhntlt rlcht Inrlm.s hpliln.t ti. s&
lino. The loss of time In getting to th
net will more
rn 1 11 nil im nnnn in. .
mental rencr oi not nnvmg "root faulw
,elled nt you about every second iwl
l-rtil ruit. Tlipro It4 nntlilnt ul.ui ... "l
f of not having "foot fauirt
.1 1nln. an nntl' no "fnnt fn..(. .. ,
l'"J- "" l"...rf ' .ww lUMIl,
The ipicstlon of tlio technicality of llii
wriggle, etc., wldch Mr Meirlhcw enlnJ
so mucli, is harder to solve It Is n iSt
..,.. . ..... i.n. t ,i. ... . . .. nvuq
pi.ui in pti Hum icci iiiiniy nnu then nna
ball has been hit. This will do any VlS
tho rp'cstlon of the step and hop.
It is only right that a 1 Imki.. S
matches should li.ivo a foot fault Judr j
Just as much as linesmen nnd arnn,. i..:! J
let the gentleman cnlllng them remcnihfi
niui v., tiww. .,,.MiL-n itiviiiif out thert, 5
nre not Ills worst enemies, let him hc i
little or "the milk of human kindness" in
his makeup and glvp them tho benefit ef
the doubt on the questionable decision, i
If this attitude hnd been licld by n certain i
gcniicman who maoo tne moincntoui 0e. '
clslon against Touchard when lie ua k
.. ,i,,,,o iii'iivn i.wiui. in .Newport, who
knows but what our whole tennis rankln?T
ror mat year would nave been changed? '
i.u in.,; n.i.u umi iibiii, uuu unquestion
ably ho thought lie was, but bo was a m.
tie overrealous. Let tho foot fault Judli
bo a little lax rather than too strict on
tho technicalities, as Mr. Merrlhew la.
Thcro Is une nolnt about the mnnn.. ..
putting Judges on matches In tournament! '
tliesc d.i which I would like explained! f t
. iij, ,. kh. .11 u ijiiik "j nave loot fault.
called, ilon't they call them from tho Arse'
round of o tournament instead of bozln.'t
uUxr; , t!lC M.minlm(,7 it nieiely teS.
111 bionklns up the crime of tho nUi.'l
., . . .i.. . .. .i .. -".ni ..
mil suiiipuuii:.i i-vcii inrovvs tnc match one -way,
nbcie If they began with tho Judges
tllPV would lid llhprl tn It lip th M .t
Important matches came Also uhysl.'4
w '" wuiuuh uuc-j io inn juages on la
tho early rounds and let the others ra
free' It is unfulr and a thing Which'4!
should be abolished this coming seajoa. v
Let us have foot faults called In ill ik
matches or none.
All young players should try to develop 1
a servlco which is not open even to lh. H
technical itillng of the foot fault. Strlvt "l
for tho servo with llttlo foot movement, jfl
and, above all things, do not acquire tti il
habit of walkbiK Into your service. Stonl
mm aci juui n;ut uuiurc cacti oau served.
It .would be u very Rood thing If all
schools enforced rigidly tho foot fault
lule ns regaids walking servlco and cross
ing tho line. It would save many boji
lots of tioublo and many cuss words In
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0'IIRIBN AND HAUBKR
RKADV FPU 15-ROUND GO
Boxer Meets Fighter at Nomstownv
Young Jack O'Brien will travel over
tho 1.. -round route tonight with Henry
itauocr at mo l'aiacc A. c, In Norrls
town. This bout should provo to be a
llfltlp tl'pnt. fnr II wilt ul.mi, aIai -.
I shifty boxer In action against a rugged! 4
iiiiiii-iiiiiiiiK iiKfiicr. lioui inc principals yt
have met twice befoie and It was the air
at uncertainty that followed each of-jf
iiiese contests mat icn to tne rival weitef. d
weights being matched to meet In a bout
of longer duration, wherein the nueatlon i
of supremacy might be properly decided. i
There will be n 10-round seml-wlndup
between Sailor Jack Carroll, the twirl1
heavyweight sensation from California,
ana uianc bew i-inic, of uenver.
American League Meeting
CIIICAOO. III.. I'pb. 8. Picsldent Jotmon.
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the nhedule meeting of tljp organization worn
.', ..vi.i in ...- i in n uu reiiru.try 11 ivii'v a
sab! that by thit date he expects to 1m e lb 1
Cleveland club In tho bunds ot new ownen.
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