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FATSNlNft LEDai3R-IniLADELPniA, WEDNESDAY, JANFARY 3, 10tf
PBNN'S TRACK MATERIAL POOR COACH HAS ONE-YEAR CONTRACT AND MUST 8H0W-RESULT
LAWSON ROBERTSON GREATLY
HANDICAPPED BY MATERIAL,
BUT IS SCHOOLING FRESHMEN
New Track Coach at Penn With One-Year Con
tract Is in Worse Predicament Than
Folwell Was Last Pall
pTOOTJJAl.I. la mow n tiling of tlio itst at Pent) ami sevent of tilt; football tenin
will turn their nttcnllon to trnck olhlotlrn. It Is lintcl Hint tlioy can itiitUo
sood on the track team, heemmo tiiivvsoti llnbrrtson l Rordy In need of mulorlal
for tho vnrslly. When t'olvvcll took tlio foottmll team un n ono-yertr ptintrnrl critics
declared Hint he was tnkhiR a itroat clianre. They flRuretl that if Koltvoll did hot
make Rood with a tenm that closed tho provlona season In it demoralized condition,
the reputation ho had built In tlvo previous seasons would bo shattered and that
ho would lose prestige and his position Kolwell took tho ehanco and made Rood.
But his risk did nut comparO with Hie emu lloberisnn Is Inklnft. Itobortsolt took n
one-year contract to coach a team that had been stripped of varsity material by
graduation and with no freshman material available. Whatever llobeitsnu docM
this year In tlio I: tereolIeRlntoa must lie accomplished through tils own efforts, na
his material Is aim ast worthless. Wr?n Pent) proves n bitter disappointment in tlio
lntercollcRlntos, ni will lie the case, tliu Impression will lie nener.il Hint Ilobortson
failed to mnke gr id; hut those Who have been at Krntilillti Field each afternoon
know that "Itobb; ' la maUIni; strut strides anil that he will turn out a wonderful
team In 1018. it Is hoped that tlio Potto track committer iit'iiiiumm itself With
conditions before jiidBlttR ltobertson on Ills mip-rrnson irliil. Jb' lias only it one
year contract, but should Rot another reRnrdloss of Hie reiuhi btainctl this year.
Robertson Gets Into Track Suit Himself
TDOBIilltTSON is one of the most inspiring and hsmlent worklnj? coaches over
' connected With athletics at Penn. He does not believe that 11 Is enoilRll to
stand about and tell the men what Is wimik with their form, but lio puts on it
track suit on bitter cold days and shows the men whut they should do. llo Is on
Franklin Field or in tlio Rymnnsiiim from mornluR until nlRht, nnd will miilin
Cood. "Jtobliy" realizes the hopelessness of his Insk this season and is buitdliiR
for tho future. Ho baa absolute confidence In his ability to make Rood nnd is spend
InR most of bis tlmo on the freshmen. And he 1ms some freshmen. As soon as It
was decided that Robertson should be coach many wonderful schoolboy athletes
became Interested in Penn mill desired to Ret their schooling from the former
Irish-American A. t roach. Some failed to meet the enlianco requirements, Includ
Inp Brewer, the sensiitkinal apfljii.iT from St. Allmn's School. Ho la now at Jlary
land State College. Slomiuiio'womlerful Pnclilc coast mlddlc-dlstimco runner,
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"DOTH Slonuuf- and ,
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ztJ&xJSCKcral-Sclioot Slam Arc in ''old
im .tjrwwcn jwypilo ii- enter renn, inn. wucn uipy leurnvii nun.
tJt?wiiiiJM6srlwoMlil not make the wov easier for them, so
far us schol;HW!pTfftvHWu'lSprhi'.ince pxnniitiatinnH, they knew that it would
be useless to nl tempt fo"p"Sirb'FTE?iumiiiutinns. Ilobortson did land Shields, of
JlercersburR; Smalley. of Central IIIrIi. and t'lby and hnndera, lwo sensational
schoolboy track men from Hip ChicaRo district, as well ns many other lesser llRjits
with piijspvctH of developiiiR. Two tl;in urii Kieil Riibiet) picked lenders for bis
All-American track team for tho polo vault, a most unusual tribute to a schoolboy.
Landers is not only the Rreatest pole vaultcr In the country, but he also Is a Rient
prospect for tho sprints and broad Jump. Penn lias been weak In the Held events
for several years, but Robertson Is likely to develop mnny stars for these events.
He Is thorough in oil departments nnd will make u special effort to have n well
balanced team, capable of picking up points in every event, rather than depend
upon two or three stars to capture first places. This system made Moakloy famous
nt Cornell, and Robertson Intends to follow It out tit Penn. It is best not to pass
nap Judgment on Robertson before he has had u chance to show.
Is Louisiana Going Back?
Din Louisiana fake in his bout with lienuy Kaufman nt the Olympiu, or is the
lail who almost knocked out Kid Williams through ns n top-notch lighter?
Villains of tho Olympla A. A. would like to have this question answered. It Is
in4p3ible to tell just what was wrong Willi the bout, but it is likely Hint Louisiana
mado a disappointing nnd disgusting showing because ho is gohiR back and not
because ho did not try. Louisiana had everything to gain by winning, ns ho was
being primed for a bout with Kid Williams, nnd probably would have been matched
with tho world's champion nt tho amno club if he had made an impressive show
ing New Year's Day. Now it is up to Louisiana to loavo town ngaln to make u
reputation or to start nil ove. here. It will be a long tlmo before tho fans forget
his disgusting exhibition against Kaufman.
Both Men Were Offenders
KAUFMAN should' have been a mark for Louisiana, and really was, but the
latter refused to take advantage of a chance to put Kenny away. Kaufman
Is only n second-rater at best, nnd fights In such a manner that bouts in which ho
appears .seldom please tho fans; but the matchmaker picked him to light Louisiana,
who might Iiavo given a better exhibition with a better man. Wo do not believe
tho bout was a fake, because nothing could bo gainod by failing and thoro was
nothing nt stake, but we do think the promoters should think twice before match
ing two men who know the style of tho other so well.
Golfers Yield to "Sordid Commercialism"
PRESIDENT FRANK L. WOODWARD, of the United Slates Golf Association,
is likely to bo more unpopular than he already is by tho statement that ho lias
finally consenteil to mako on tho amateur law. President Woodward, who ends
his tern) of olllco next week, makes of liim.self a representative of tho Old Guard
in natlonnl golf circles by Ills vigorous denunciation of nil those not agreeing
with him, claiming that all thoso not siding with tho present amateur law do
not understand it or else misrepresent It. Woodward virtually assorts, in a
knockout finish, that any goiter who deliberately goes Into the sporting Roods
business Is "yielding to sordid commercialism."
The Far West Will Stop Leaning on East
OREGON'S victory over Penn, following Washington's triumph over Urovvn Inst
year, will have a great effect on the future of foottmll on tho Pacific coast.
Football has taken thp Far West by storm, but until Oregon convinced tho fans
that Washington's victory over Ilrowu was not a fluke nthlotie authorities of
the Taciflc coast institutions had an Idea that all tlio brainy football players
came from tho Fast. In the future, colleges of tho Far West probably will look
the field over very carefully In their own territory before coming Fast to get a
coach. Perhaps that Is why several big eastern coaches, residents of tills city,
are so upset over Penn's defeat. We met threo.of them yesterday, all former
Penn stars, and they nil were struck by the same thought. "All oft with tho
soft Jobs on the coast now," was the wall of each.
Danny Hutchinson a Versatile Athlete
DANNY HUTCHINSON'S victory over Stanley Mortimer In tho final round of tho
court tennis championship for tho Tuxedo Cup was ono of tho most sensa
tional surprises ever pulled In this tournament. Tho champion Was a heavy
favorite, and while Hutchinson was rated as a strong player the gallery did not
believe ho had much of a chance. Several members of the Racquet Club of this
rjty knew how fast Hutchinson was developing, however, and It is said that they
won quite a little money when the title changed hands. Hutchinson is a, won.
derful all-around athlete., He succeeds in everything he attempts In an nth.
letle line. Experts claim that Hutchinson will be a marvel at court tennis and
squash racquets In another year, if he retains his enthusiasm and liking for
both games. Danny's great trouble In all sports he has mastered has been his
failure to keep Interested, with the result that he soon drifts away from them.
Greystock Five Coming Fast
GREYSTOCK may not win the pennant for the first half of the Eastern League
season, but there are very few followers of tlio cage game who would care to
wager that the champion Greys do not lead the field dining the second half. Tho
Greys still have a chance, to win or tie Jasper. The Jewels must defeat the fast
flying Trenton quintet, which has won five games In a row, when these teams
meet tomorrow, or Greystock will be on even terms with tho Kensingtonlans,
with one game remaining on the schedule. If Greystock fails to win the pennnnt
for the first half it can attribute its loss to the illness and injuries that kept
the brilliant Alllo MacWIlllams on the sidelines so much In the early part of
the season. Five of Grjeystock's eight defeats were sustained with MacWIlllams
out of the game. This wonderful guard never Is appreciated until tho Greys
try to go along without him. He probably is the greatest all around defense mUn
In the game today. AVest or South.
NOW that if has been settled that Garry Herrmann wilt preside over the National
Commission for another year, perhaps that august body will get busy and
ttralghten out the many tangles which are confronting it. Summing up just what
was accomplUhsd at the two major league meetings, one finds that almost every,
thing was "referred to thaj National Commission," so Herrmann, Johnson and
Toner are Jikely to be quite' busy for some time to come. Baseball men are very
much elated over Herrmann's re-election even those who do not think the
National League should have two representatives on the supreme board as
Garry has many friends and Is'eonsidered the squarest man In the national game.
"Whether this enviable reputation will help him and his colleagues in dealing with
the all-important minor league and Players' Fraternity questions remains to be
seen- Both issues are far more Important than the fans are led to believe, and
there Is no telling what may happen if they are handled with diplomacy.
NOW Percy Haughton's friends are trying to shift the blame for Harvard's
defeats Ut- football during the last season upon Leo Leary. Haughton's assist
ant, who diracted the work until the head coach reported. Thla Is received in any
thins but good spirit by Harvard men. who like Leary, and Haughton's efforts
to straddle betwseo his baseball and, football work are beginning-16 be frowned upon.
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LOW-PRICED COLTS OFT TIMES
EARN FORTUNES, WHILE COSTLY
BEASTS TURN OUT "LEMONS"
Two "Hosses" at $18,500 Won A 1 of ,1550 for Owner,
As Against $5681 Fan G, Costing- $300,
Copped in 1916 Season
TIIK y'iir'j racing developed Hip fact that
unite n few horse owner olilalnod liar
gal'is, while others picked up snme "lemons"
at tho yearling Bales the year previous.
The Ilalier In-othcrn drew the best "bet"
when they gocuted Fun (i for $.101). TIiIh
speedy fill v won a total of $BCSI.
.Inlin Sauford. the New York turfman,
owner of (ieorgo Smith, tho Kentucky
fierby w Inner, wn; "stung" by tho pur
chase, of Meteorite and Folklore, llo paid
JIL'.BOD for the former liorso ami $0000 for
the latter and his returns to -te aro all
of JBU, which was won by Meteorite.
Highest Type Hrcedintf
rioth youngstern were sired by the noted
stallion. Star Shoot. Mcteoilte being by tlio
young dam Hamburg liolle. a successful
lacer. while Folklore Is by Tradition. Tho
two Juveniles represent tho highest typo
of breeding, but thuy were failures on tlio
Probably they will begin to show their
class as three-year-olds.
Among the "bargains" there were twelve
yearlings, which brought an aggregate
DARCY OFFERED $30,000
FOR BOUT IN NEW YORK
Opponent to Be Winner of tho Charley
XBW YOP.K, Jan. 3. If $30,000 is a
strong enough magnet to iiull I.oster
Darey into tho roped ntcna, ho will bo K'en
In action against either riiarly Weinert or
Hilly Miskle at the Harlem Sporting Club
come time this month
John J. Itcisler. the bather-promoter,
stands ready today to post $5000 with
Uarcy to bind tho match If he will accept,
mid promises to show u certillud check for
tlio icmalnlng JSS.mio "In no tlmo." If ho
falls to come tluougli with tho match Duruy
will Itavo the paltry $5000 for lollypopa and
'irlee of $22"fi. and collectively won $23,215.
These yen.) lings were bought nt prices rang
ing from 512C tn $200 each.
I.m-illo r, a winner at T.alnnla last fall,
was a $200 earllng. and she has already
earned $3308 for ii Kncbelkninp. Solvelg,
another Kentucky youngster, which ,1. M.
Henry, Jr., bought for $17B, Ii.ih won nearly
$3000 up to date.
Cadillac Good Investment
.1. K. It Koss Invented $17S In iliu pur
chase of Cadillac and this colt has won
M'tirly $2,"00. Hot Toddy, a frequent win
ner of oernlght piiruo races at I.atnnla
mid elsewhere, cost V. If. linker $12S, and
tlio colt haH earned nearly $1800.
F S. Hogg paid $12B for King Dick and
he coll has earned $1 100. lledtlino Stories
cost 1)111 Hurley $32.1. and the filly has
rnrncd about $1S00. IloMibel, R t,. linker's
htnko winner, cost 500, nnd her earnings
Two of tlio Reason's best youngsters. S.
I,. Parson's Koh-i-nonr. and J. o. Whitlow')
Westy Hngnn. were $800 yearlings, and each
von nearly $7000 In stakes and purses.
Ouimel's Friends Are I'eoed
IIOSTON. Jan. 3 The nltiirk (ill Munn.lchu
nt'tlH Golfers, anU tmrliruhirly Ihnstt u-no srv i!p
fenillns the amateur Hiatus nf Francis Ouhniu,
John Hiilllvan unci Paul Teuksliur. by Presii)t-nt
Frank I,. Woodward, uf the Unitd cUitUs Onir
ABHOt-lattnn. lias mused n s-naatkm hf-re.
The thrt-e tacrn th dlnqu.illnd u .imn
tpura u ear Hffu, and Masyaehusptts liau Iith
making u hard (lulu for thrlr rclMUtftmunt at
tow nr's inrt'llusi. -wnlt-li will luk- pla.e Jan
uary 12. After reading the statement sent out
from Dunver. and Issued by Pr-sidum Wood
ward offleers of tho Woodland i'lub lit-ld un iu
I'hila. City Troop Loses in .Mexico
ASinitll'AN K1I-3I.I) IIKADOFAHTURS. Me.,
Jan. 3. The puntUm uMedltlnn polo team de
feated the I'htladWphtu City Truup team by u
ficoro of OU to j .
Jones Easy for I"ew Yorker
Frank Jones wdb heaten by Charles Oil, of
Now Tork, In a ihree-cuslilon league sume by
Iho rcora nf fto to 30 In u gamo than went
ANDREWS DESIRES TWO
RIG JJOXING CONTEST
Milwattkeu Promoter After Bouts Be
tween Dnrcy and Smith and
Welsh ami, Mitchell
Mir.WACKEB, Wis.. Jan. 3. Promoter
Tom Andrews departed for New York today
with ii n offer of a $30,000 ptirso for a liout
between l,es Darcy and Jeff Smith, to be.
nraged heie in February, tho money to bo
tpht any way Parry desires. Andrews also
will try to sign Freddie Welsh and ltlqltic
Mitchell for a bout here January 10.
BILL PERMITTING RACING
IN ILLINOIS IS PLANNED
CIIICAOO. Jan. 3. Itovlval of horso rac
ing is proposed In a bill which will bo in
troduced In the Illinois Legislature next
week by the llusiness Men's Association of
Illinois. The proposed hill provides for a
Statu commission to control racing and
prohibits bookmaklng. although ono claui-o
would permit pari imituel machines.
Armstrong Cup Victor at I'inehurst
IMNBHCHST. N. I', Jan. 8.-1111,) I..
Ariinttruiur. of the Oakmant i'lub. I'liiBhursh
the inedallut and winner In th r .-nt fall tourn
inwjnt nt Viild. won his way throiwh to tlm
flnala by defeating Fnil Hliare. liresWent of
tin- Havana Country I'luti. 1 up. In thu teml
nnd then won Jhe Prmldi-nfB Trophy bv 1,,:
fHHiliix I'h lln Cuiter. !i um) 1. In one of tho
bt ikit I matches that has U-en staged at
I'liichurtt for a long time.
Uuiiciin, Discus Thrower, Serioisly III
NRW YjlltK. Jan. 3 James llunoai. former
amateur discus throuur of tho world, was re.
rnutnl from his homo tn (it. Ijiwrenro Hospital
.-si(Tday. suffering from pneumonia, ills VoPi
Ullion la said to bo serious. '
Championship Leader to De
cide Tomorrow About
,"520,000 MAY BE SALARY
The final wo)d, save one, sent by Hill
Cnrrignn to Owner I-"ra!ree, of tlio llostnn
Itetl Sox. saying he could not manage the
world's champions this year, la not being
taken even half seriously by local baseball
men today. They believe tVat Dill's Html
natation will be hi.i name on tho reverse
side of a check for a substantial sum.
If Is n well-known ract Hint a sourco
hitherto well Informed In baseball matters
has spilled tho beans by stating that Cnr
rignn Is soon to announce, his Intention of
returning to the lied Sox.
Also, tho fact that Joseph l.annln was
closeted for a time with Krnzeo yesterday
in Xcw York, was taken ns an Indication
of the close of negotiations for f.'arrlgan's
return. It has been bandied around that
I.aiiiiln's salo of the Ued.Sos cr.Vlcd tho
stipulation that Carrlgan was to lead tho
world's champions In their 1917 campaign
As a matter of fact, no ono outside of
lloston has been moro than mildly Inter
ested In Cnrrlgan's return. When ho an
nounced his retirement they took him nt
his wurd nnd began to speculato on his
prohablo successor. If hn should sign ti
contract ngaln It wouldn't surprise any
one. If ho shouldn't, they'd keep right
on living and dying In tho same old way.
C.irrlgan, so reports from L.ewIstoii, Me.,
say. has given a "final answer," to bo Ilnnlly
answeicd tomorrow. He's got a part own
ership in n bank there, and fears to leavo
it. he said. His answer Is expected to be
n signed contract for about $20,000 n
SCRAPS ABOUT SCRAPPERS
By LOUIS II. JAFFG
This evidently is the "come-back" year,
pugillstlcally. First, Jimmy Harden, of
lloston. tries the stunt nnd knocked out a
local duh in the Hub In two rounds. Then
Johnny Coulon. former bantam champion,
docs the act by outpointing Joo Wagner, a
man who had been out of the game, even
longer than the Chicagoan, in a ten-rounder.
Now we are In receipt of n wire from New
Orleans that Abe Attell, former feathar
welght champion. Is to attempt a "come
back" there In a preliminary to the K(d
Wllilains-I'cto Herman match nest Mon
day night. Phil Vlrgets, virtually an un.
known, Is to Audi's "set-up." Pefore
another moon It may be that Battling Nel
son, Ad Wolgast and another old-timer or
two will try to prove Father Time has noth
ing on them.
I,afct night's ring results futioivi
SEW. VOIJK K, O. I.e;v William
knorked out lllek Nelson, first.
IIOSTON' Eddln Murphy defeated Terry
''El. "v.VM.E. Mex. friiot ltiifus Wll
llaui. won from I'ritute Wbltey llurui.
Several daa ago Hurry D. Edwards received
a communication from llattllnx Nelson, itatlnx
that ho was through with the uoxinc same for
ever; that the Durable Dane would appear only
In vaudsvilla in lb future to keep llegewWch.
Ill . on th map. Nelson is known to be of
changeable temperament, though, and It would
not be surprising if bo decided to have hU
map mussxl up again.
Smoky Hollow and Cray's Terry are two sro
Hon of Philadelphia that carry many followers
of the fistic pastime. Thesa parts of tho city
are represented in the main mele at the liroad
way Club tomorrow night, and a capacity crowd
Is eipected. Johnny Btlnger, also of Gray's
Ferry, 1 in the semi. He meets Mike Howell,
at Utile Italy. Other bouts are Joe O'Keefe vs.
Prankte Williams, JIuckel Itlley vsJohnny
lgan, and Young Remmy Ys. i'rankle Farmer.
Homer Smith, the Michigan heavyweight, has
been been spending the holiday at home Ha
Injured bis rUfbt band la bis bout with Seliler
$120,000 OTcr Made for
NEW VOKK. Jan. 3. Tom O'ltourke suysi
"I stum) rf.idy tu guarantee .les Wllluril
ami t'lirrrntler a iirn of SI no ooo Yin I
SlO.Wil) rack in uddlliun for t e li,olnc
Picture prUllegei for their tint boSt In tl 1,
"1 um nIo prrnared to a miner for the
bout In April or May. wlilfli will KlJS'c'Jr!
pentlrr plenty of time to get In VonUitlin."
PHILA. NAMED AS CENTER
FOR TENNIS TOURNAI.IENT
Thirty-nine Other Cities to Hold Quali
fying Matches for National
NRW YOItK, Jan. S Plans have been
mado by the I'nlted States National Lawn
Tennis Association, President Ueorgo T.
Adee, has announced, to designate about
forty cities as "tennis centers" for tourna
ments qualifying thu winners to enter tho
Junior or boys' national championships.
The cities tentatively selected Include:
Portland, Me; lloston, Hartford, New" York,
Philadelphia, linltiuiorc. Washington, At
lanta, Birmingham, Louisville, Charleston,
W. Va. ; C.ncinnati, Indianapolis, Pitts
burgh. Cleveland, Detroit, liuffalo. Utlca,
Chicago, Milwaukee, LI rami Hap-t , St.
Louis, Memphis, New Oileuns, H. .stoii,
Dallas. Texarkana, Oklahoma City, Tt Ichita,
Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis, Dulutli,
lira ml Forks, N. D.; Ml l'aso, Denver, Salt
Lake City, Hutte, Lewlston, Los Angeles,
San Francisco, Portland, Seattle.
Winners of each of these tennis center
championships will ha eligible to play for
tlio junior or boys' national title tn a touni.v
nient to be held at the fame time and place,
as the national singles championship of tho
Klnley. In Ilrooklyn recently, and met Tom
I'owltr with a bad mitt. Ills last opponent IS5U
Clew Hawkins. In, Allentowi,, alio K S wl?h
one hand. Homer's njurod member win i-JIU
him Idle until tho latter pan o januiiri wh5
h8( will return here. Ho had to cace" several
Another Iwurr who Is surferlmr fmm .
hand )s Eddlo Morgan, the EiwIlJhman w2
hurt his hand while training- with Jack Dlack?
b,urun. Ii h'.s m?,ci', w ,h Johnny Mai " JhrSn,
right thumb Is badly sprained. Ho will Li r?,?.v i
to the sidelines for ut least three Meets.
A little Inside dope relative to th claim that
Penny Kaufman and Louisiana "framed hnl
the k bosh on thla wild rumor. Kaufman ami
Louisiana have not been on snakh terms for
several ear and follower of both boys had
bcn anxious to them meet for a ions while
It is also aald that many dollars chanswt hfml,
on the result. laiulsUna llng u Jo to T faVnr
luk,T,hre i " C1"W 'or their dlsanpolntin
exhibition, however. "rwisini.
All-bantam show proved good attractions ,t
the Olympla Club last season, and It was p?"n?i
to stage one of these programs January 2"
The winner of the Louisiana-Kaufman aetto vvls
to have appeared in the feature match lit
their dUgustlw bout killed tni prJSram: W
Jut to prove that hi Orst khockout victory
oyer ilenny Cbavex was not a tluke. fcoiy'Si
Nell duplic ted tbU feat in, Kansas City iKt,
Year' Day The end came in the ninth round.
Local matchmakers are tryluis to bring UcNeiC
who la sa EuglUhmau, to I'hliodelphU for li
PHILS WILL HAVE NEW
PLAYERS FOR THIS YEAR
Several new players will be in the Phil,
lies' line-up, according to President William
V. Maker, who also says ills team would be
a pennant factor, as In the last two seasons.
Nothing will be done nt present toward
reuucins me numoer or inencner scats at
Uroad and Huntingdon streets.
The annual meeting cf tne club, was held
In tho olilces in tlio pew Stock Kxchange
Building. Mr. Baker was re-elected presi
dent : Frederick T. Chandler, vice president,
and .Samuel ii, Clement. Jr.. secretary.
Contracts will he put in the malls this
EASTERN LEAGUE REDUCES
ITS GAMES FOR 1917 SEASON
SPItlNtiFlKLD, Mass.. Jan. 3. A propo
sition to schedule 113 Bame3 instead of 126,
as last year, has been adopted by Kasterri
Baseball League directors.
The franchise of the Lawrence Club,
which was owned by Joseph Sullivan, of
Somervllle, was declared vacated by the
league. Sullivan had until yesterday to pro
duce a buyer for his club, but failed. This
leaves the circuit with eight active fran
chises, as the Lowell franchise was for
feited before tne close or last season.
The schedule will open May 11 and close
NEED FOR NATIONAL BOXING
ORGANIZATION TO ELIMINATE!
GRAFT, SAYSGRANTLAND RIG
Certain Get-Eich-Quick Promoters Should ii
. . at - Zl
Squelched by a U. S. Commission Younger
Fighters Want Too Much Money for
Sliakcsiicarc on the Iloxlnrf Situation
'With fnrrlirdtls villainous low."
"A vni tnipfeiif mtit n fishVke smell,"
"H'r'f tmvo it sirnsilnt tmiJ d blrtltlrtl
"Oltl rimr. the dark Mtltrthfit bitM
77ir Wflrsr fruit falls first,"
"Tltr lilooil wi ore fllrs In rome a Hon
than In nlnrl n hare."
roMiHiuu, villainous r?om)iniVi lnlth been
llir imll of mr."
Ittilli this frllow no frrHny Of Ms bust-
" 'TIs rr rr more thr prologue to his sleep
siti mr Hint ilreadfnl belli"
"I'ut mnnry in thu pnrst."
"Thm ilo 1 rvrr make my fool my purse."
Mt"CKI!AKI.'(t Is nil nne'ent custom. It
never lias been n very pleasant olio.
Which doesn't niter tho Tnct that the box
ing game, sunk to miry depths In lnifi and
1DIT, will hold little promise for n chango
with moM of tho picftcnt promoters nnd
holers sllll on top.
The greed that has grown Into tho gamo
has done It no good. Most of tho present
day boxers want young fortunes to stall
(en founds. No wonder those on top n
year ngo nre still on lop. Wlllnrd boxed
one ten-round contest nnd Welsh played It
safe, even down lo the icferce.
Nineteen seventeen, however, shows
grealer promise. There Is still no heavy
weight in sight to threatens Wlllard's rule.
Thoro Is very little clinnco for his 191"
dethronement, llo looks llxcd nt the crest
for at least another year.
Hul. edging down, there Is a world of ac
tion In sight with Darcy, Dillon, Miskle.
I.evlnsky and others, provided proper pro
grams nre arranged. A middleweight or n
light-heavyweight carnival might easily lie
in ranged nf more than usual Interest, mid
with Tex ttlckard on tho Job the prospect
looks fnvornblo for moro than one spicy
There lit n good chance that 1'reddy AVolsh
will end his championship career this year,
provided l-'reddy takes any part of a chance.
Ills successor may bo White, Leonard or
Dundee, provided the crafty Mr. Welsh gets
awny from ten-round exhibitions nnd
agrees to on Impartial referee.
What boxing needs most Is a national or
ganization to suppress certain promoters,
take ehnrgo of the boxers and weed out tho
gtnft, trickery and greed ns far ns sdcli a
thing may he done.
If hy any chance Georges Carpentler ran
lie brought over there will bo no further
ipicstlon about 1.117's success.
The Light of Nassau
Sir I see a light nhc.id for Princeton nt
last. Tho Tiger h.i3 his best chanco this
year, for I linven't seen a soul yet picking
him to win. Tho best way to start Is to bo
figured out of It, nnd then there is nothing
to take back. I think, too, that 1917 will
p.ivo at last that Hush Is exactly the man
Princeton has needed. Ho Is too good a
man to be kept down. NASSAU II.
Princeton's sportsmanship has deserved
a better fate than tho last two years have
brought her. And It may be after nil that
lack of any 1917 heraldry will givo her a
better chanco to figure In nn upset that
isn't attached to defeat.
Advice to Duffers
You'll never sink thoso ten-foot putts
Unless you throw aicay those butts.
If I should ever miss one, I'll
Quit smoking for a little while.
"Has the National League in its entire
history," queries ,T. .1. v., "ever had three
batsmen at tho samo time to compare with
Cobb, Speaker anc Jackson? It is my con
tention the old circuit never hod three men
at ono timo to ever, compare with this trio."
Your contention Is ti hit vvnrped. In 1900
the N-t ... I League had Lajolo, Delahanty
and Wi vwr nil of whom wcro batting be
tween .3u' ...' 100 These three, at their
best were ce. .s.inly ns good as Cobb.
Speaker and Jackson, to say nothing of
Willie Kcclcr lo round out the old nmj'
ill ,liu j.idl , rii.-wi um ., jit g .
no batting trio to compare with tha ii
American Leagucra named no trio f
vu uvuil uiu.-.e. ,i
If. V. I.. No ball club has ever J.
uuee wuriu m:iii-s hi a row. The Culm'
two 111 ISO? nnd 1908: the Mnni,l.J '
two In 1910 nnd 1911; the )io,i rox J?
fllrendv won two. with n .,i,n,,n. ,...';
stimuli the record. If thev inm n, i?
trick ngaln this season ihr-v win hart i
notll, klll,l ln.l....1 ....
(..-ii'; i'iiiuiii ji.ii'icm 'iwiy that shty
isiniKi itir n. ul a remury.
Just think ut it, sou bare tl-.e
fholie of nearly 801) rew sm.irt
'SJi , J """"" "' ":'" "!r icieriiin
-V 4 from. You'll surely llnil Just
t jI-.',- V'orlincnt.
XC " f toon to order. 2i-4.00
1 RtllvMnran 110.1 Av-rL
vi.. "y. ...... i" ---' ".
The story has been pt lined lliat chlJ
Hvnnii is to go West nnd show the ru!,,.?i
proper golf iiwlng. Isn't thm takin"P
chance? Trls spenker tnr.u up Kol( ", 1
year, nnd look what it did to tils battlnr?
Oolf is a great game r,.- n ban player if
any diy that he doesn't have to work at k$
profession. The onlv luul reuture Is a coiS!
hltmllon of golf in the inn)nlug and baseblf
In tho nfiernoon. Tliero ii such ,i tnJ
ns nn overproduction or summer effort, A
Too Jnckson has never plaved nnv ,i
.,.. .'" ' .in,!?.- nn roiin
tho game, nnd they have manaeeU here ml'
there to ekn out enough lilts k, eirrv thei
through, fine or the lest effects of cof to"
baseball Is u drive at the mnnotnnv of foi,
lowing "no sport dally from M.ucii to Oc'o.'
FOOTBALL CIRCUITS, ' '
BASEBALL MEN'S IDEA
Magnates Plan to Stage Serial
of Gridiron Games at Big.
CIIICACO. Jan 3 Tho organization d
professional football leagues, similar lolii
hit? baseball elrnllilH. nnil Hie mow.,!. ,r
lilg-league parks ns gridiion'' after ttiS
baseball season Is over, Is a plan that It R
being considered by baseball magnates,' A
.n agent, oi a proiessionai team Is Ii
Chicago to confer with President Wcttfe.
man. of the Cubs, and Owner Comlskey, c(
tho White Sox.
President N'nvln, of the Detroit Amtrf.
cans ; Barney Dreyf uss, nt the rirates, ail
PpAclilnnl llnmnutnn1 ,f tlin Vo,w V
Giants, are said to bo ready to aid In UuM
Promoters point out that prefessloal
football made tremendous strides last hi
and has come to slay.
Rufus Williams Wins U. S. Army Titli
COLIIMBl'S. N. .VI., Jan. .1 --l'rlvnta Oula
Wllllnms. of the Tvnty-fourth I'nit.'il Sum
Infuntry (rolnred). won the woltenvrieht cluia
plonslilp of the reculnr nnnv nt LI Valle, M
ico. bv defeating Private AVhltey Uurns of lb
Sixteenth Cnlteil Mtat.-s Infantry. They lourt
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