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EV;E:NINr LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY. MAf 25, 1916.
MORTON'S VICTORY BROKE ATHLETICS' SPELL OVER STAR PITCHERS OF AMERICAN LEAQ1
"BULLET" JOE BUSH'S DEFEAT
PREVENTS ATHLETICS PROM
. MAKING AN UNUSUAL RECORD
Prior to Yesterday's Game Mackmen Had Beaten
-' Star Twirlers of Six American League
'' Teams, Morton Alone Surviving
' &''""' A WILD pitch by Joe Bush, miserable support on tho part of his teammates and
XX headless work both In the field and on the bases prevented the Athletics from
making an unusual record and also caused the downfall of Bush after six cons-ecu
; live victories. Prior to yesterday the Mackmen had beaten the star twlrler of each
' pitching staff as the American .League teams appeared here In order.
Pitchers who are not rated highly have been able to fool the Mackmen at
times, but the stars have been given terrific drubbings. During the present home
stand tho supposedly weak Mackmen have driven Qeorgo Foster, Walter Johnson,
v Urban Faber, Harry Covelcskle and Kay Caldwell from the mound and defeated
Eddlo Plank. This sextet of twirlers are looked upon as tho most dependable men
on yie'r respective pitching staffs and all but Caldwell had excellent record"! for
the season until they faced the Athletics.
These pitchers were beaten In order and tho Mackmen only had to defeat Guy
torton, the youthful sensation of the Cleveland staff, to perform the unusual feat
6t defeating tho star pitcher of seven American League teams In succession. The
hard luck alibi Is overworked, and, as stated before, the Mackmen threw the game
( away themselves; but as a matter of fact all the breaks of tho game went to tho
Indians or Morton would have been beaten.
The Cleveland star had hla usual great speed, but his curvo ball was not
breaking very well and his control was poor. Ho was well supported In the closing
innings of the game and the Mackmen made his work easier by presenting tho
Indians with runs and tossing away excellent chances to score themselves by
using poor judgment.
Foster Was First Victim
THE bombardment of tho stars started on Saturday, April 22, during tho first
series In this city between the Mackmen and Red Sox. In this game George
Foster, Boston's most consistent winner last season and star of the world's series,
was driven from tho mound In three Innings. Ernlo Shore succeeded him and also
was batted hard, the Mackmen winning, G to 2, making i hits off this pair of stars.
Incidentally Jack Nabors was the Athletics' pitcher, and this victory Is tho only
one of tho season In which Bush or Myers did not figure.
Ray Keating and Ray Caldwell were the next pair to be Heated roughly.
Tho Mackmen drove Keating from the mound and clouted Caldwell hard, the final
scoro being 3 to 2. Poor base running prevented the Mackmen from doubling the
total of runs. Young Witt's long triple was responsible for this victory and It also
dtarted the youthful shortstop on his hitting streak.
The peerless Walter Johnson was victim number three on May 8. In this
game the reconstructed Mackmen gave the famous speed king one of tho worst
drubbings he has received In several seasons. Johnson was taken out of the
box after tho Mackmen had found him for 12 hits In fewer than seven Innings.
Sensational support by Johnson's mates held the Athletics' score to four runs, but
with Elmer Myers pitching splendid ball, tho result never was In doubt.
The Troublesome Covnlcskie Also Was Beaten
HARRY COVELESKIE then was driven from the mound on May 11. The Mack
men made 18 hits off the famous southpaw In six Innings and he was taken
out with the bases full. Dubuc received credit for the defeat, but the drubbing
given Covcleskle directly was lesponsiblo for the Mack victory. He even was
batted harder than the scoro would Indicate.
No mercy was shown the venerable Eddie Plank tho following Monday.
After holding tho Mackmen to one run In six Innings, the Athletics cut loose In the
seventh and staged a four-run rally, winning one of the most sensational games
v - of the season by the score of 5 to 4. Plank was found for nine hits, four of which
were extra base drives, and while he lasted the nine Innings, he was batted haid
enough to have been taken from the mound.
Urban Kaber, who had won five out of six games this season and who was the
star of tho White Sox staff in 1915, was the last victim. The Mackmen pounded
him out of tho box In six Innings and won an easy victory by the scoio of 5 to 1.
Only eight hits were made off Faber, but extra base clouts were Included In this
number, and they were bunched with telling effect.
KELLY KICKING ON A SCRATCH !
Witt Has Clouted the Star Pitchers
'HEN the Mackmen started on their rampage against all star pitchers,
'Whltey" Witt found his batting eye and in the seven games against the
stars of tho league has made 10 hits In 24 times at bat for an average of .413, which
Is a record few veterans In tho game have equaled In recent years. When one
considers that Witt Is plalng his first season In professional ranks and came to
tho Mackmen from a prep school team, the repord oven is more Impressive.
Included In Witt's hits have been many extra base drives, and almost all were
Inserted when a safety was needed badly. Witt's pinch hitting has been one of the
features of tho work of the Mackmen on the home stand which closes today. The
lad had not struck his stride in the Boston series and failed to get a hit in three
trips to the plate against Shore and Foster, but he found Keating for a triple and
It was against Johnson the following week that Witt first showed signs of
tho hitting7 strength we had predicted he would show. Tho little fellow clouted
Walter's best offerings for two doubles and a single In three official trips to tho
plate. Coveleskle's southpaw shoots bothered Witt and he failed to get a hit in
three times at bat. but he got to Eddie Plank for a double and single In two official
trips to the plate, having walked twice.
Faber was found for a double and single, both of which figured In tho run scor
ning. Other stars who failed to fool the youngster within the last fortnight were
Davenport and Groom, of the Browns, and Dubuc, of Detroit. Witt hit them all
hard, with Groom the easiest mark, a triple and two singles being made off Bob.
Bush Unsteady But He Finished Strong
BUSH was a trifle unsteady at the start of yesterday's game, but grew stionger
as the game progressed and held the Indians hltless In the last four Innings.
None of Cleveland's five runs were earned, but It is likely that at least one would
have been tallied, even if Joe had not made his wild pitch. At the same time, mis
plays by the Indians were responsible for three of the four runs made by the Ath
letics. With perfect Holding support, neither team would have scored moro than
one run, but the Mackmen could easily have won by using better judgment at the
bat and on the bases.
It was one of those days where everything the "Muckmen did turned out wrong.
If they failed to sacrifice, a sacrifice would have enabled tho Macks to scoro a run.
Svery time they should have waited Morton out they swung, and when tho per
centage favored them by hitting after tho Cleveland star had gotten into a hole,
the Mackmen took two strikes and were In the hole themselves.
Twice runners were thrown out on the bases with not a man out, and each
time it seemed reasonably certain that a tun could have been squeezed across the
plate with the aid of a sacrifice and any sort of a hit or out. They aUo failed to
try for additional bases on singles, when It would have taK-en a perfect play to
Cleveland's Runs Were. Due to Errors
THE fielding was miserable, but Bush was the greatest offender In this lespect,
although his mlscues would not have done any damage had It not been for two
muffed files by Charley Pick and Stellbauer. Each of these muffs gave the Indians
a run and enabled them to come from behind after the .Mackmen apparently had
Fohl's team badly rattled.
With one man out In the second, Pick muffed an easy foul from Howard, who
then walked. Wambsgansa followed with a single and then O'Nell forced Howard
at third. Pick had a double play in front of him on this force out, but held the
ball, preferring to allow Bush to pitch to Pitcher Morton. The play turned .out
wrong, as Morton singled, scoring Wambsgansa. If Pick had held Howard's foul,
or thrown to double O'Nell Morton would not have had a chance to make his hit.
In the following Inning Stellbauer made u rank muff of Gandil's easy fly, w(th
two men out undRotli on second. Roth scored easily on the mlsplay. Even these
mistakes would not have deprived the 3Iackmen of victory if Bush had pitched his
usual game. In the first Inning Bush permitted Graney to Meal home with the
Indians' first run, and he also handed them the winning- runs in the fifth inning.
After Turner had beaten out a slow roller, which either Bush or Meyer could
have fielded, Bpeaker doubled to right. With two strikes on Roth, Bush heaved a
wild pitch to the stand and both runners scored. It Is likely that one of these runs
would have been sent home by Roth on a bacrlflce fly or some sort of an out, but
chances wero decidedly against both runners tallying, ,
Tiie Cleveland players use better Judgment at the plate than any team ap
pearing here this season. It la a rare occurrence for any one but the pitcher to
Mvlng at a bad ball, and they force every pitcher to go to the limit.
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GIANTS RECOVER LOSSES ON
WESTERN FRONTIER AND NOW
RETURN TO PLAY IN THE EAST
McGraw's Successful Team Headed for Polo
Grounds to Meet Two Teams That Helped
Send Them to Bottom
left red trail of wrack, wreck
destruction through the West, tho
Giants' return to Eastern poll may be one of
the large pschologlcal spots of tho 1916 ting
On the Kantern fiont the Ciiants havo
known nothing but disaster. Their, lines
here were broken In fo many places that
tho enemy romped thiough In platoons,
claiming tho capture of many prisoners and
many guns. But on the Western front these
losses were fully recovered, tho shattered
lines wero rcfoimed ami no thought of
penco was entertained. And now the Giants
are headed hack East again for an eight
game stand against two of the divisions
that cut them Into thin strips earlier In
tho venr. Thev will face the same rouslv
house opposition that upset them so badly
at the start, but the Impetus from that
Western trip Is not to bo oei looked.
At Home and Abroad
A day or two ago n fan sent In this
query: "Just what percentage is inero hi
favor of the club playing at home:
There was a time when this peicentage
Has marked In the old days It was haul
to bent many clubs at home, where tho
umpiring largely was Influenced by tho de
sire of tho rabid rooter. Today thero piac
tlcally Is no advantngo In playing at home.
Manv clubs aro bettor on tho toad than In
their own bailiwick. Tho Giants havo won
but ono game at home all car. Tho lost
of their victories hao been seined up while
In 1911 tho Giants fell down at home,
but nnnlly won tho flag through a great
Western trip, where they won 17 out of 21.
In 1912 Washington was away to a bad
stait at home, but won 1G straight fiom
the West, giving her a now grip on the
In 1911 the Braes got their pennant
start on the road, after having played badly
In Boston surroundings. Wo h.uen't tho
exact figures before us. hut we should say
there Is very little dlffeienco In tho home
and foreign yield of tho average club This
spring nearly every club has done better
on tho road than at home. Homo clubs
have been trimmed steadily, and the result
has had n depressing effect upon many
communities, which can stand tho mere
reading of defeat as long as they cm look
"Which is tho better hitter," w rites an
other fan, "Schalk or Shang?" At last re
ports Kchalk was batting .190 and Schang
.189. Take your pick.
The Pro. Revival
Golf pro's, who have had to spend most
of their time teaching tho young and old
idea how tn shoot. hao not been any too
greatly elated by tho success of our nma
teurs In tho last three open championships
Oulmet. an amateur, won tho opening in
1913; Evans, an amateur, finished second,
ono stroke out. In 1914; Travers, an ama
teur, won again in 1915. But unless Evans
can handle the Held without help thero will
be a pro. revival this June at Minneapolis,
for neither Traers nor Qulmet expects to
play. But Evans alone, in u medal round
competition, Is not to ho eliminated before
the first blow is struck
Our Idea of nothing to bring suit for a
wrestling championship. You'd think a fel
low would want such facts suppressed In
place of going to court to havo them proved.
After all. what can you expect with nearly
two billion peoplo making up the world?
That Vice-Versa Stuff Again
Sold John McQraw to Connie Hack
'Who are these J!as-Beena' Coming Backl"
"We'll thaw 'em vet whose wotil is law,"
SaUl Connie Hack to John McOiaw.
If any one had suggested that late in May
Connie would take that collection of his nnd
glide blithely and gracefully by tho White.
Box and Tigers, would you have had the
guggester arrested or merely warned?
It may that Jack Plllon, 30 pounds light
er, will erase Frank iloran fiom the spot,
light. But we also recall how Miiran, 50
pounds lighter, was to chaw Colonel Wll.
lard clean out of the ring
Ii. H. T. How can anyone tell? The
Cleveland pitchers wero the most effective
By GRANTLAND RICE
In tho league up to last Saturday, and then
In three successive games they yielded 29
runs almost ten tallies to the battle. What
dope could cover an upset llko this?
Soul .Marks of Sorrow
I rend the honor in Ms soul,
I unw the terror, all nnuttcicd,
"Murk Is the pit fiom pole to pole,"
As Jlculy muttered.
I saw the anrmish in his eye,
Thr pain and sonow, all sufficing,
And light dicaj hncio the guy
' Had started 'slicing.
It may havo been that the Giants, after
losing 13 out of 15. cracked under tho terri
ble strain and lost all control of themselves
Or It may have been that they hit the bot
tom haul enough to rebound with tho ve
locity they havu shown. Baseball, for 1916,
is stilt he) nnd the confines of the dope.
SCHOOL NINES IN
CLOSE RACE FOR
Northeast's Defeat by West
Phila. a Big Surprise in
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
POLO TEAMS AFTER
Bryn Mawr and Country Club Clash
Today in Finnl Mntch at Bala
Owing to tho treacherous condition of
tho Philadelphia County Club polo fleU
estcrday afternoon the final match for
tho Woodcrest cup was postponed until
Weather pcimlttlng, Bryn Mawr and the
Philadelphia Country Club teams will
line up against each other today at 4'30
o'clock. Forty of tho fastest mounts in this
section havo been groomed for tho fray,
whllo the players of both teams are on edge
for the test.
Alfred M. Collins. Karl W. Hopping.
Robert R. Straw bridge and Paul Denckla
Mills cntrylng an Impost of 19 goals, will
eprcscnt Bryn Mawr. Thomas Stokes, W
Stanley Stokes, R. Lowbcr Stokes and
Baiclay McFadden, a veritable family com
bination, handicapped at 11 goals, will
carry the Country Club colors. The Bala
qtiaitet will iccolve flvo goals' start, which
Is regarded as an almost winning conces
sion. Both teams hnve won their way to the
final round by tho fastest kind of polo.
Tho ptellmlnary matches have all been
closo and a tare struggle Is expected today.
Scraps About Scrappers
Johnny L'-iihlll. tho .St. Taut phenom. lias
thrc. vlrtorleH it, hla credit nlme hts Intaalon
?,f.,"!?. l-t, Tonight he will tr to add Jw
p Nell'a i hchIp to his bolt, when they square ort
In the flnul at tho llrondway Tomim I. King
ston anil Johnns Mclaughlin are paired for the
Ffml The prelims follow Johnny Kelly s
I'ranUle Howell, Andy ltlvers vs. Pete Howell,
und Johnny Adums vs Young Augatls.
Mllhurn 8alor. of Indianapolis, will appear
In his first bout tonight tdiua he was laid low
ny pneumonia. Ho tackles a knockout puncher,
too one who stopped him In lloston. t'harloy
hlte Is the .person, and they meet In Cincin
nati. It will b remembered that Cincinnati
fans witnessed hailor'n knockout over Leach
Cross In the former's bout previous to his ill
Duck Crouse. of Plttsuurcn. In hot water In
Australia Authorities there decided that hla
name must be "Kruus." and that he. therefore
must lo a CiermaM sti no lluck Is behind the
bars. Official correspondence Is on foot to prove
that "Urouse" la the real spelling and that he's
a native American.
Slnco returning home Young Scndow has been
lioxlng v"ell Tonight ho meets Joe Haley In the
semlwtnd-up to the Haylor-Whlte fracas
matched for the Olympla'a final show of the
season. June ft Jack Hanlon had much trouble
In tloalng this bout, ha Urtle wanted to dictate
terms Nate Jackson, whd made good as an
eleventh-hour opponent against Kaufman, proba
bly will box tn the same show.
The next show- at the National Club probably
will have Benny lonard as SO per cent, of the
The nrellmlnarv bouts In ronltinrtfnn with ha
Young Krn-JUIz Walters melee ut the Lincoln
tomorrow night are well matched Oeorgle
flecker has hooked up Tommy Jamison, and
Toung Jimmy fi'Hrlen for the semi, and In the
otner numuers vvnuey uzgeraiu tackles Harry
llrenner. Tommy Uurke meets John Jackson and
Young Artie opposes Joe Egan,
Adam Ryan's Decoration Pay bouts will have
Tommy Jamison, the knockout artist from
(jchuylalll. In the wind-up opposed to Fred 'Wolf,
a brother of Morris. The latter Is down for one
of the prelims with Mike Russell Other matches
on the program follow. Joe Robldeau vs Eddie
Paul. Al Pox vs .Eddie Sullivan and Charley
Hear vs. Harry Sullivan.
The High School League teams are hav
ing a merry race for tho Princeton Cup.
With the season drawing to a closo they
are making a strong finish, and as a result
of jestcrday's contests the winners of tho
title nre as much In doubt as ever, with
Northeast High Central High, Catholic
High and West Philadelphia too close In
the race for the lead to warrant comfort.
Northeast High still leads, but North
cast's unexpected defeat In tho game with
West Philadelphia High School yesterday
came as a Jolt from which the Bed and
Black may not recover. Central High, on
the other hand, played clever baseball
against Catholic High and, though condi
tions were not the best, tho Crimson and
Gold made a very good showing.
Few expected West Philadelphia High
School to beat the Archives 11 to 3, nnd it
was duo to tho batting rally In the eighth
inning that netted West Philadelphia six
runs. Frankford High School walloped
South Philadelphia In a well-plajed contest.
This game was called at the end of tho
eighth Inning by agreement.
Thero aro a number of Jnterscholasttc
League games still remaining on the
schedule The league season will be over
In tho next seven days, and the students
icalizc the fact that no more games can
be lost If they hope to win tho champion
ship. Northeast's defeat, therefore, came
at a very bad time for the Red and Black,
for Central is not only encouraged, but
making a goodfight to dislodge the present
Tho league standing:
INTEnSCHOLASTIC LDAGUB STANDING.
TpAmH. Won. I.nf T fr
isortneasi itign iicnooi
central mgn .scnooi
10 3 700
0 3 ,7n()
X fi .HIS
8 A .fit.-.
5 7 .417
5 S .3R."
3 8 .273
2 11 .131
Catholic High School.........
Went Philadelphia II. S." .
Philadelphia Trade School..
l'rankfonl High School
(iermantown High School
.South Philadelphia H. S
Tenn Charter has captured the Jnteracademlc
League tennis championship, with a new high
record of points, with :ir won and only ono lost.
Thla beuts the record made laat ear. which
was 34 matchea won nnd only two lout. The
Quakers won from Oermantovvn Academy by de
Rogers, the Northeast High rolored sprinter.
Bhnned brilliant form ngatu In the 110-yard
and the L'L'0-yard dashes. itosers ran the
quarter mile in 34 1 .1 seconds and tho L'UO-yard
dash In -3 U-.'i seconds.
Simpson. W. Tnylor. Sherrcrd. nralnanl and
P. Taj lor are members of the I'enn Charter
bihool second tennis team, victors over the Cen
tral High freshmen players yesterday at CJueen
Lane by a score of four to one, with Clllpln
the only Crimn and Gold oungster to win n
Fred Harmer. the West Philadelphia High
School hnlf-mller. Is one of the best runners In
the city. He Is a sure place winner In the high
school championships, which are only a short
time off. Harmer broke the half-mile record In
the meet with Northeast High yesterday, run
ning the distance In 2 minutes, 4 seconds.
Squeeze plays enabled West Philadelphia
High to win from Northeast, Jack Powers
mlrleil his last contest, as he will graduate this
spring. Irr the six Interscholastln League games
which he had pitched, I'onera had tne Joy of
helping to land five victories.
George School defeated Cheltenham High In
the baseball game playe'd at George School. 3
to 2. The George School youngsters Clayed er
MOTOIt RACES AT POINT BREEZE
Forty-Mile, Event Is tho Feature of
The motordrome at Point Breeze Park,
on which so many thrilling motor and
motor-paced races were held during the last
four years, will open for the season on
Decoration Day. The feature event on the
program will be a 40-mile motor-paced race
between Bobby Walthour, of Atlanta; Clar
ence Carman, of New York; Menus Bedell,
of Long Island, and Worth Mitten, of Chi
cago. The other events on the caid Include flva
motor races, to be run In heats of five miles
each. The contestants In these races will
bring Nout all of last season's favorites,
Henri St, Yves. Herman Vedltz, Billy Arm
strong, Will Vanderberry and Joe Pan-coast.
OPPOSED TO RECENT ACTION Qffl
u. o. in. ju. jl. n.. ADUUT
President George T. Adee Sends T.ff n.. .
Af.fif.nrlo nn Mnf.fov rt-P CJ4.i , -r VlBi
Tennis Tournaments aWn
ny WILLIAM T. TIL'DEN, 2D
TAST week the Philadelphia nnd District as
1J opposing the policy of tho U. S. N. L. T.
A. regarding tho granting (or rather non
granting) of sectional clay court and Junior
State tennis titles.
But thero are always two sides to any
question, and the U. S, N. L. T, A. deserves
to have Its opinion put freely before the
Below nre extracts from letters from Mr.
Deorgo Adee, president of tho Nntlonal
Lawn Tonnls Association, and K. F. Torrey,
tho secretary, to Mr. Paul W Gibbons, pres
ident of the Philadelphia nnd District As
sociation, dealing with this matter. There
Is also a letter to Mr. 15nglc, president of
the Kngleslde Tennis Club; Beach Haven,
which deals with the requests fpr several
.Mr. It r. nnule. prenlilent Ensleslde Tennis
Club, liench Haven, N J :
My near Mr. IJngle I beg to acknowledge re
ceipt of sour nppllcatlon for tourniment dates
on behalf of the nngloaldo Tennis Club, In which
leu apply for the following tournaments:
July IS Clay court championship of New Jer-
Julv 22 Junior clay court championship of
August in Championship of Beach Haven,
September 2 Labor Day Open tournament.
t beg to advise you that the title of tho "clay
court championship of New Jersev" cannot be
sanctioned by tho Kxecutlvo Committee, ns somo
scars ago In nn endeavor lo standardise titles
a resolution wns passed that no clay court
championships of States should be sanctioned,
nnd sou wUI find that none have been The
only clay court title tn existence Is the clay
court championship of tho United Stntcs There
fore. I will have to asU sou to npply for an
In accordance with another resolution no
State sectional titles will bo granted. In ex
planation I mean such a title ns "Mouthntslcrn
Jersey championship," etc. I would sug
gest you npply for ft tlllo such as the "Lngle
side annual open tournament. ' It Is the event
nnd not the high-sounding title that draws the
Junior tournament You may use If sou de
sire tho following title for your Junior tourna
ment. "Preliminary Junior sectional champion
ship of tho United States." In case you hold
this Junior event under this title the winner
would bo eligible to competo for the Junior
championship of the United States, the finals of
which event will be held probably Just after the
national men's singles nnd doubles championship
This (unlor movement Is absolutely new nnd
this sear Is tho first time that a. Junior national
championship will be held nnd that preliminary
Junior sectional events havo been sanctioned.
I am sure that sou will agree that this Junior
event Is a good deal better one than the one sou
applied for ... . ,,,.,.
The date of August 10 will be all right for
S'our championship of Beach Haven
The date which sou set for S'our Labor Day
open tournament, viz.. September 2. will cause
a very serious conflict. The Hay Head Incut
r-iuh. uhn fnp mnriv vpnrs havo annually held
a tournament under the sanction of tho U. S N.
I, T. A., havo applied for tho date of August
1!8 to September I, Inclusive, therefore sour
event would conflict with theirs, anil ui they
have alwass held their event at Just about this
time. I will have to ask sou to change sour
date until Septemher fi. .
UDWIN FULLER TORREY. Secretary.
Under tho datd of April 11 the U. S. N.
L. T. A., through Mr. Torrey, send tho fol
lowing regarding State, sectional and other
clay court championship events:
Clay Court Meet
At the time of the original award of the
nntlonal clay court championship to the Omaha
rield Club. In view of the benefit that would
apparently accrue In thus extending tennis In
tho West, tho Executive Committee declined to
award sectional, Stat or other clay lourt events
to be thus known, believing that the titles would
be ambiguous and conflicting If this custom pro
vailed, and have consistently maintained the
same attltudo relntlvo to this matter ever since.
Therefore, they cannot award a clay court
championship of New Jersey or a clay court
championship of Tennsslvanla under present con
ditions This conclusion being reached by no
Individual, official or special committee, but by
action taken nt the time of the original national
i lay court award For sour Information it
might bo entirely proper for me to state that
the present New Jersey State championship la
played on clay courts, thereforo I bellevo sou
cat. readily see the apparent lack of advantage
In having two Stnto championships, neither of
which would be apt to benefit
Under the date of April 13 President Adee
writes in part as follows1
The Executive Committee have felt for tho last
two years that they should not award further
chtmplonshlps of fractions of States, ns the
committee feels that If this practice. Is i.on
tlnued It will result In possibly MOO champlon
shlr titles In the country, and would make earn
championship a Joko and realls meaningless It
has alwass been customary, however, to cpn
tlrue to avyard to clubs successfully holding
tournaments In past sears the same event with
thi same title In other words, the committee
has alwasB sanctioned events established In the
pnst. but In order to protect the Importance of
championships the committee feels that from
now on they should not award further frac
tional State championships, which mean nothing
nnd which overlap, nnd which do not cover any
specified territory. In this way. In tho past,
sanction has been given to tournaments cover
ing part of a State, located at different clubs.
In different sections of the State, and the Exec
utive Committee, feeling that they rhould not
rheapen. championships by awarding more of
them, and not wishing tn disturb established
tournaments, believe that the cluba In the asso
ciation will see their point of view and support
them In their decision.
Since the above Mr. Gibbons wrote and
reminded Mr. Adee of the Western New Jer
sey title granted to Moorcstown laBt year.
Under tho date of April 26 came tho fol
lowing. It might be well to add here that
Mr. Gibbons knew nothing of the granting
of this title until It had been awarded.
In part Mr. Adee said:
Referring to my letter of April 10. I find ou
nre correct In stating that the western New
Jersey championship was awarded for the flrst
time In 1015 to the Moorestown club. This was
the only new fractional State championship
awarded last sear and was only awarded at sour
particular request, as the feeling of the Execu
tive Committee was against awarding any addi
tional titles for such championships
This year at a meeting held March 17 the
Executive Committee passed resolutions discour
aging the award of additional ambiguous and
vsgue titles, and the Schedule Committee, com
posed of Torrey and myself, feel, after going
ovet the matter very carefulli. that we would
be violating the Instructions tnd the Intent of
the Executive Committee If we, award additional
fractional State rhamplonihlpa. The fact that
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania fractional State
championships have been awarded to one part of
each State and not to another is not discrimina
tion on the part of the Executive Committee,
but Is a condition arising out of past years
when there were not as many fournaments ap
plied for. These championship titles were
awarded during a term of seara to the clubs
which applied for them until the Executive Com
mittee finally realized that If they continued this
policy they might have to award so many cham
pionship titles that none of them would mean
anstblng It so happens that .today there are
rracttonai mate cnainpionsnip tines la these two
btates located In one part ami not In another,
because of these awards above referred to and
because It has alwass been the policy of the
association not to take away from any -club
which has run Its tournament well in the past
either the tournament or the title For these
reasons we test we cannot award the central
Philadelphia Country Club, Bala
Phila. C. C. va. Bryn Mawr
FINALS FOR CUP A't 4:30 P, M.
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1103 AUCH STREET
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""" ore join ng the naiiXS.i01 mmt.i'iH
encourage ' ,. ".!l .fff
nrk Players o t c7t e. f T thW
the lines of the Davl, Cup I'i.W.&i
Hon. The United State, Na L.1";MltwS
Association ha. put VX'W!H
competed for cache scar , I1 V9"1 fc lS
rhsmplon city. ,1 i'lffl
P;rr,,.,cSUnar.':"l' "'' & &';,
Engleside Tourney "'M
fornnng1ert.toth,eh,'aJu'.lrI.l.tq f?t i
titles, and asked : t him MncU' Mr 2X1
nalnent on August , td ,T,cht 6i uS;
for another d?te In v"w Srk,'A ,h" ' mS1
no answer was received T to thlih '..""Utt. Jl
Swe.uTtnSr $' 3rf
f0r,ehoSnellV.P $ ?Wofh,", feS&
SfKuSTt ftT ""LVfiSiW
Has- Heail Vachlt'luS",1!, n,.w&J&Si
. "i'i renao v informed hn n." A1
Tennis Club nnd tho Englesiaa ii.i 51
tlon are nrnntlnnll.. -iHie3lae.. Hotel Cam
and that the Tenn , c S, V. ". tfcl
adjunct to nnd to further ih. iSI .M i
hotel. If this Is the case i .kLl'i'W ot tH3
to awarding the Junior c'hamnflnrtf tti
Jersev to the nngleslderClSb.mffinlhiE,y
U!,"IV,cuje.'""' them an ooen i,i:i".L?lf
SST1 Th-ere TteStfS?Si&
o the association fleeted I In i yiaVaS!?- eloW
'?. hed established tourm?.W
;7,,e"r" ou will readily seo if hiih.SSr
titles uro awarded lo rtese hni.i 'Si"'5Plto
danger In the future of hlffn.,'.-l..?u'!:-
oniv tne ono end In view, to prodm. .J2
sportsmen nnd to keep the rams fri?Zl
commercialism n any form. I heii.'J! ,7?
particularly Important; In the case or wlAJ"!
nre Just beginning to' ilsi t Ee,5 K" ;
or tennis completely disassociated In Uwtr fc5
from advertising or commercial!,! In Tanr rami
, A.V0U Probably know, tho U. 3. N, ll i?J,
Is thla sear taking steps to encourage rinSsv.
and boss to play Do sou not think T It 3P
cause more clubs to give boys and Junior S
If tho only, championship awarded . .!. !U
sectional championships and all other Trail
simply catted open tournament!. If, I5S
...y .UN, ...iiitMiuiiiiwij oi a autie. to one- eftr.t
It'not only limits the entries in tnu'mitnl
the particular locality (as boy. "ciniot trinll
far), but It also belittle, nil otheY Junior SJr-l
naments given In that State and li W in? ttl
decrease the number of such tournament!. 4
GEOItQE T, ADEE. Ji
Under the date of April 28 came U)i ftST.
".Mr., Paul tv Gibbons. Oh T. C, CynKid Cliifl
'1OJ0 Haca street. Phlladelpnli, H. ,4
State Championships t
!!n.rcnns'Ivanla state lonlor champlonsMj,
"Ifnfnrrlni- tn th., iinnllnn.4 .. ..j:J
---'-" -" -"-.vi.i ,iiui awaraea
sour organization referred to as neillor cf
this communication. I am wrltlnf ut Milt o!
tho Executive Committee of the United Sutrt
National Lawn Tennis Association and I ii.
committee appointed thereby to x If you nut.
In the Interests of what appear. t tie Ut Ut.
gest. broadest nnd best interests of thanort.ii
llnqulsh the title formerly awarded, iBStutnunf
In Its place tho "Cynwyd Club, Junior Opel
"The subcommittee of the Execntlra Comlt-i
week and went thoroughly over tbe'iubiectofl
titles, nnu Willi particular reterenca to toeirji
effect on Junior events As sou know, the ttso-f
elation Is endeavoring to particularly adnata
the interests of tennis and the Intereat of that
sounger generation inoso to wnom irt most
look to uphold our future It therefor, appear!
to the committee that Junior champlonanlpa or-
fcr a much broader Bcope and opportunltT ta
nil- juuiiKairin wntu me iiiuiar kimuuiucu, m
l.dthtr sectional. State or fractional State. lAi
an evldenco of good faith and belief. In. till
mutter, tho I.ongwood Cricket out) who nans
previously held a Junior championamp of lfa-i
sacnu.etts. nave oi tneir own accora iwiw,
Izlng the vlevvB of the Executive CommlttM.
withdrawn tho title of 'Junior State ChioPtai
ship of Massachusetts,' substituting UurtnTt
tho title of 'hongnood Cricket Club Open'Jnn-,
nr Tniipnntnnl - -4 .
"We bellove. If s'ou will act on thli,aI-,
tlon oa given, you will materially ai!et Jujtojo
development and every dub In tho .uoeutlos'i
will be u aced on exactly tne same uiu v.
"Phu lMi.i,l-in Atr,ir.!lnfr titles far tOUTU'
ments In cornectlon with .enlor eventa iltea VS
various cluba hus grown to be a moat caani
one anu 10 it Krcui caicui ,k . j-t.-hlsuous.
unwieldy and conflicting, tnewforj trg
tne purpose or tne committee in .f2S; :
JunlJi events nt to make the rolatat; of o
burdening such events with meanlulfii trm
us. after all. an event la.juat exactly W"t
tlub makes It. EDWIN F-,,
Armstrong Crew Captain
Ilussell W. Armstrong, who rowed Ko. J J
a nhnmn nn,n n rru inn scar. .- t-"i
mi.lir li.ert to lead the 101T crew t . MS-
quet At the Young Men's Chrlatlan AJiociaura.
given by captain Ithoad and Map.g r P re. W
nlnnt. This Is
the third ch.mplonablp tuoj
has naen on iw o-t. "
played lentrebS the champlon.hlp football urn
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vear. ana ne
and stands U ft
stltute guara on iue -;iii"?-r.ri
rh This is Arm.trong'. aopboTOrjl
la 18 sears old. weigh. lWJg
Northeast Freshies Win
Northetst Fresh showed It. '"" ?U
trsck meet again by defeating th. iLrou : "n
I'hlladelphla Fresh Scnorleld'i run-tax aw.i
Thnmma' ha of 48 ft. 04 In. Wert 10"
by all dealers
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