Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, February 05, 1919, Page 16, Image 16

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"Out With College Coach"
Stirs Up Bitter Objections
Shall the college coach be elimi
nated is the big question now being
discussed in all the schools. To put
it mildly, the future of this official
is clouded. The keynote is struck at
Hew Haven where, declaring against
the highly-paid athletic coach in
American universities, editors of
three college dailies—the Harvard
Crimson, the Princeton Princetonian
and the Yale Daily News—adopted
a resolution outlining the policy of
the papers toward college athletics.
The college dallies will advocate
the hiring of an all-year-around
coach by each university, with as
sistants in various branches, but
eliminating the specialist who
coaches one team for a few months.
The editors also went on record as
opposed to sharp reductions in ath
letic squads during a season, favor
ing a more general participation in
all sports by the student body. An
other proposal which the papers will
endorse is the formation of a de
partment of physical training in each
college, with rigid physical examina
tions for all entering students.
Concluding, the resolution says
that 'the three dailies shall bend
their energies to bring about a gen
eral improvemnt in college athletics
and do all in their power to remedy
their faults, so that intercollegiate
athletics may bo representative of
the highest ideals of amateur sports
On top of this th National Col
legiate A. A. at its recent New York
meeting passed a resolution favoring
the abolition of professional coach
ing, and urging universal athletic
training for the student masses
throughout the country under the su
pervision of each college faculty.
Proselyting for star athletes, the
ancient institution of the training
table and time-honored system of
specialized athletes, nursed and fos
tered by specialized coaches, must be
swept aside to make after-the-war
reconstruction of collegiate athletics
successful in the fullest degree, ac- j
cording to the men who sponsored j
the resolution adopted by the Na- i
tional body. The moss-enwrapped j
customs of Kaiser Bill's time pxust
follow him Into oblivion.
The new move has started a fierce
objection from famous coaches who
flay the colleges for their attitude
George Foster Sanford, who develop
ed football winners at Rutgers the
last few years, says that college fac
ulties have always taken the wrong
view of th football coach. He says
they have always regarded his as a
"man under suspicion" rather than
regarding him in his true light as one
who has probably more influence in
shaping the character of the stu-
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"Our American college faculties
are composed ot men of high purpose
and example, men who typify both
the value and dignity of scholarship.
The character of the American youth
is greatly enriched through associa
tion with these men and the influ
ence they spread. Consequently it is
in no Bcnse the intention to belittle
faculty influence, but it is intended
to show that there exists an influ
ence equally potent, one that should
co-operate with this faculty Influence
to attain even further ends. I mean
that influence for good that a man in
charge of athletic teams can exert
by ways and means that a great op
portunity is being neglected through
the failure to fully appreciate just
what a coach can accomplish to
ward the general moral uplift—if
that coach is so minded and directed.
"For years the coach has been the
, subject of much criticism by college
faculties and has been tolerated
practically in the light of a neces
sary evil. They resent (first) the
amount of salary he is able to com
mand; second, they resent the prom
inence that is given to his work.
Often the team is spoken of as Coach
this or that's team,' without even the
mention of the college which the
team represents. Third, they are
continually in a state of mental un
rest for fear that the coach, or the
team as typical of him, will do some
thing to bring the college before the
public in an unfavorable light. As
a remedy they suggest less promi
nence to college sports and economy
—economy even to the extant of do
ing away with thir professional
coach—or, if tolerated, let it be un
der formulated conditions that will
fix clearly upon the coach any re
sponsibility for criticism that the col
lege and team may undergo.
Sanford maintains that a coach
makes the team if he is the real
thing. Says he;
"As Robert Bruce defied despair
so should the coach stand for un
tiring and persistent endeavor. He
should instill and inculcate this so
thoroughly in the teams of the insti
tution that it should become charac
teristic of all the efforts of the en
tire studentebody. athletic or other
wise. It is a plain unvarnished truth
that the athletic teams of a college
typify its general temperament. If
the teams have the spirit of win
the rank and file have it, too. The
faculty gives these men the mental
tools and teaches their use, but the
athletic temperament, which is the
college temperament, qualifies the
manner of their application.
"If the coach permits impressions
to develop, such as 'team interest
first and scholastic afteryard,' •win
at any cost,' or shuts his eyes to the
existence of personal aggrandize
ments or fails to impress upon his
charges that organized athletics have
their place and should be abandon- j
ed after graduation, he has been in
strumental in developing an unde
sirable undergraduate temperament.
He is an undesirable coach, no mat
ter what measure of athletic success
he may attain. In fact, he has taught
his charges to fight wrong, whereas
if he wakes up to the full apprecia-j
tion of the endeavor to encourage the]
development of scholarship and se- |
rious-mindedness and that subor- j
dination of self to team play, which, i
in the larger sense, is nothing short I
of the true spirit of community in- I
Ha! Ha! Demon Troop 8
Squelches Middletown
At Shimmell last evening one of
the best exhibition of basketball In
minor circles was played. The small
platform was crowded to its fullest!
Middletown the defeated team,
showed themselves good losers. It
was a very close game until the last
few minutes of play when Troop 8
broke loose with fine team work
and came out victors to the tune of
26 to 21.
Troop 8 was well oiled, playing
smoothly with Enger and Burchfield
leading in the score and fast every
minute. Manning and McCord played
stellar stuff for the foe. Casualties:
Burchfield, f. Manning, f.
Unger, f. McCord, f.
Bowman, c. Sitlor, c.
Duncan, g. Sieffer, g.
Sheaffer, g. Campbell, g.
Field goals, Burchfield, 5; Sheaf
fer, 2: Enger, 1; McCord, 4; Man
ning, 2; Sitler, 1; Sieffer, 1; Camp-
Si McCord, 1. Referee, Pollock,
Tech Alumni; timekeeper, Worster.
Commonwealth Travelers
Want Game For Saturday
The Commonwealth Travelers
basketball team are without a game
for this coming Saturday evening
and would like to have a game with
any team in or out of the city. This
I team would guarantee a first class
attraction anywhere. Address the
manager, Roy W. Matchett, 2137
North Fourth street, Harrisburg, or
call 879-R to make the proper ar
Central High Girls to
Stage Great Show at
Chestnut Street Friday
A real treat in basketball will
be offered by the ripping Central
High School team on Friday
night, when it meets the swift
Williamsport maids. Intense
rivalry exists between these in
stitutions, with revenge on the
banner of Harrisburg, for the
enemy won twice last year, one
I game at home, the other up there.
A huge crowd Is expected to ogle
this event, and the Central High
athletes are on tiptoe to redeem
the two wallopings.
On the same evening the Sen
iors and Juniors will do battle,
for the first time this season. The
former include Captain oe Min
nich, Stoner, Karmatz, Koch, Ri
mer, Perrin and Hoffman. The
five has been holding practice
regularly of late and is rapidly
developing into a formidable
The Juniors consist of the fol
lowing: Captain "Mel" McClin
tock, "Dick" Robinson, Jim
Craiglow, Wayne Snyder, "Bill"
Cleckner, Leonard Kapner and
Harold Gutschall.
SNOODLES By Hungerford
Willard Fights Dempsey
Forty Rounds July 4
By Associated Press
New York, Feb. 6.—Jack Kearns,
manager for Jack Dempsey, last
night reached an oral agreement
with "Tex" Rickard, whereby he
matched Dempsey to meet Jess Wil
lard for $2 7,500, and one-third of
the motion picture rights. The time
and place of the match were not
Both Kearns and Rickard agreed
to post $5,000 when the agreement
is signed on Dempsey's arrival here
from Salt Lake City. Rickard will
post 2 5 per cent, of Dempsey's share
sixty days before the bout.
Fifty-five minutes of discussion
was required before the promoter
and Dempsey's manager reached a
mutual financial plane.
Kearns opened the conference by
offering to match Dempsey against
Willard for one-third of SIOO,OOO,
the amount the champion is to re
ceive, but Rickard refused abso
lutely to pay $33,333 to the Salt
Lake City heavyweight and counter
ed with a proposition of $25,000
and one-tliird of the motion picture
rights. Kearns finally reduced his
terms to $30,000 and Rickard rais
ed his to $27,500 and for a time
neither appeared willing to change
his figures.
The conference was held in the
presence of a number of newspaper
writers and when the deadlock had
continued for some time, Rickard
suggested that the size of Dempsey's
share of the purse be left to them.
A blind ballot was taken and Rtck
ad's figures won by a margin of
almost three to one.
With the main detail settled the
other features were easily arrang
ed. An understanding was reach
ed that the terms would be drawn
Royal Fire Company
Turns Hose on Berks
The Royal Fire Company five had
an easy time defeating the Berks
five y the score of 39 to S. The sick
ness of Elkins, the Royal's star for
ward, kept them from making a
larger score.
Shickley ........... 3 39
Books 1 0 2
Dunkle 10 0 20
Armstrong 2 0 4
Strine 2 0 4
Total 18 3 39
Kirk ........... 1 0 2
Lytle ~..... 2 0 4
Cunningham 0 0 0
Eurker 0 0 0
Boone 1 0 2
Total 4 0 $
Academy Alleys will stage a de
luxe bowling tournament tonight,
when the Varsity team goes up
against the All Stars, which includes
Demma, Herbine, Hlnkle, Peters and
O'Leary. Academy will present
Low, Burger, Hobson, Hargest and
Banks. Preparations have been made
to take care of the largest crowd
which has attended the entertain
ment this winter. I.ast evening, the
results were:
Semple 121 147 119— 387
Nunemaker ... 74 131 111— 316
Reber 126 125 125 375
Page 117 169 177 463
Peters 131 137 134—402
Totals 568 709 666—1943
Rowe 87 121 103— 311
Smith 108 94 118— 320
Low 12 138 100— 350
Demma 153 113 162 428
Burge 144 162 137 443
Totals ....... 604 628 620—1852
Storm •••••••• 106 162 85— 353
Magaro 113 91 119— 323
Darrow ....... 105 106 77- 288
I Grimes 118 147 115— 380
Banks 170 106 109—385
Totals 612 612 505—1729
Tayler 100 164 163 427
Michaels 97 92 120— 309
Gosnel 138 124 158— 420
! Colovarls 127 127 127 381
t Hlnkle 129 129 129 387
Totals 691 636 697—1924
Club Standing
Senators * 6 0 1.000
Alphas 4 2 .666
Marines 1 2 .333
Aviation 2 4 .333
Delta 2 4 .333
Omega 0 3 .000
The Senators defeated the Deltas
last night by a margin of 38 pins.
Hlnkle 159 131 178— 468
Hargest 135 129 161— 425
Jones 174 159 170— 603
Swartz 141 151 149 441
Totals 609 670 658—1837
Haines 124 136 154 4*14
Meyers 176 138 182— 496
Johnson 154 136 135 425
Montgomery ... 136 153 170— 464
Totals 663 646—1799
up in legal form and the contract
signed as soon as Dempsey reaches
this city, which will probably be not
later than Friday.
In addition to the forfeit deposits,
Rickard agreed to pay the travel
ing expenses of Dempsey and his
training party in case the fight was
held outside of North America. Wil
lard and Dempsey will have the se
lection of the referee, who must be
agreeable to Rickard, and in case
the two fighters cannot agree, the
promoter will then name his choice,
which will be final. Rickard said
that under no circumstances would
he act as the referee, as he did in
the Johnson-Jeffries fight in Reno
on July 4, 1910.
No date or place for the contest,
which under the contract calls for
not more than forty rounds, has
been selected. Rickard expects to
stage the bout on July 4. but said
to-night that he had not the slight
est idea yet where he would finally
erect his arena. He has until March
25 to announce the site and boxers
must train for at least six weeks at
the scene of the battle. The price
ot tickets will probably range from
ten to fifty dollars.
Under the present agreement the
total amount of the purse for the
two heavyweights reaches $127,500,
which is the largest sum ever offer
ed for a pugilistic encounter in any
weight class. It exceeds by $6,500
the $121,000 record purse paid to
Johnson and Jeffries.
No value can be fixed upon the
moving picture rights at present.
The syndicate of moving picture
men who paid $150,000 for five
sixths ot the Johnson-Jeffries rights,
collected receipts of $376,000 on
their venture.
C. I. and 8. At St. Leonard'*
Open Hearth
McGulre . 152 168 154 472
Douglass . 136 136
McQuaide ..... 144 167 161— 472
Hssig .... 152 154 171— 477
Albanl ........ 163 170 168— 501
Stiteler ... 128 157 285
Totals ........ 747 785 811—2373
Accounting Department
Grissinger . 159-159 170— 488
Irwin ......... 136 222 161— 519
Sheesley 148 146 149 443
Hare 119 103 150— 372
Black 146 191 187— 524
Totals 708 821 817—2346
Cane Panelled Living Room
Distinctive In Design
Specially Priced In the February Sale
• a - nia^ er pf.rich designing as much as it is of character of workmanship that makes
this showing of Livingroom Suites so unique in the annual February Furniture Sale. And
the groups of separate pieces are so enlivening that you will thoroughly enjoy an hour in this
section of the furniture floor.
Attractively Priced Suites Including These:
Solid mahogany livingroom suite with cane panel ends, spring cushion seat and back,
covered with fine quality tapestry. Special in the February Furniture Sale $155.00
Solid mahogany livingroom suite with extra size davenport, two rosette pillows and roll,
covered with rich tapestry. February Furniture Sale Price $210.00
Three-piece livingroom suite cane panel ends; chair, davenport and rocker; tapestrv
covered. February Furniture Sale Price . $169.00
Three-piece overstuffed livingroom suite with 78-inch davenport, covered with fine qual
ity tapestry, hebruary Furniture Sale Price ' $98.00
Overstuffed Davenport Values: $67.50 and $120.00
78-inch overstuffed davenports with spring seat; covered with fine tapestry .. $67.50
, Overstuffed davenports with soft pillow arms and loose spring cushions . .. $120.00
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Fourth Floor.
Tcsla and Marconi, tliey both of them do say
That Mars is talking to us, by night as well as dav
To hook up quick with Wilson in the League of Nations, ves?
Old Uncle Sam is on tho map! Well, wc would rather guess*.
"Any excitement to be found in
this mossgrown, dodmolested town,"
demanded the hypercritical young
guest from the Big Burg.
"Plenty of it, Mr. Snort," replied
the landlord of the Petunia Tavern.
"If you just go out on the street
and disparage our progressive little
city in that tone of voice.'
' Mike Donlin, one-time star of the
Giants and king of heavy hitting out
fielders in his day, has turned to
pocketpicking for a living. With the
same dexterity that they once spread
flies and blasted the hopes of op
posing batsmen, Mikes fingers are
making him a good living abstract
ing coin from other people's pockets.
But there's no daner of the smiling
Michael running afoul of the law
in hi 3 new line of endeavor. All of
which is prefatory of tidings that
Donlin is appearing as "a.ippery
Muggs," the deft and amiable pick
pocket in "Turn to the Right!" the
comedy success which returns to
Kansas City next week at the Grand.
For several years the former dia
mond favorite has been appearing
before audiences in vaudeville and
dramatic offerings and gaining ex
perience for more ambitious under
takings in the realm of the foot
lights and grease paint.
Carlisle, Pa., Feb. s.—Encouraged
by their victory over Gettysburg,
the Dickinson Collpge basketball men
are laying plans for increased tri
umphs during the remainder of the
season. The schedule as announced
to-day by Manager Gleigelman in
February 11, Carnegie Tech vs.
Dickinson College; February 15, Del
awaro College vs. Dickinson; Febru
ary 21, St. Jpseph'a College vs.
Dickinson; February 22, Swarlh
inore vs. Dickinson; March 1, Get
tysburg vs. Dickinson; March 8, Al
bright vs. Dickinson. The Gettys
burg contest is a home game.
New York, Feb. 5. —John A. Heyd
ler, president of the National League,
announced last night that he had
reached a decision in the case of
"Hal" Chase, Cincinnati, first base
man, who was heard here last Thurs
day on grave charges preferred by
his club. Mr. Heydler stated that
he would announce his findings to
day, when he would make public all
Dives, Pomerou & Stewart
details of the case, including the na
ture of the charges.
Baseball magnates in the various
towns which once comprised the Blue
Ridge Baseball League, are as close
mouthed as clams these days. So far,
Frederick has been the only town in
the circuit to make known its desire
to have the league active in 1919.
From dope obtainable, howover, it
looks like Hagerstown and Martins
burg are looking favorably upon the
proposition, and will be prepared in
a short time to announce their plans.
Ohamberaburg, the other member of
the circuit, is keeping the fans guess
ing, but there is little hope that the
sport can be revived here. A meet
ing will be held early in February, at
Hagerstown, at which time the mat
ter will be thoroughly discussed and
definite action taken.
Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 4. "Bob"
Grant, navy light-weight champion,
was knocked out in the first round
here by Leo Houck, of this city, in
the first minute. A left to the solar
plexus crumbled the tar. He was
carried out of the ring. Johnny
Houck, brother of Leo, stopped Jack
Smith, of Reading, in the sixth round.
Jimmy Edwards of Reading, was out
pointed by young Russel, of Lancas
ter; Joe Hacker, Lancaster, dropped
Silent Jass, of Reading, and young
Johnnie Gill and Amos Parmer fought
the opener to a draw.
The Tarsus five will meet the Camp
Hill Big Five tonight on the Camp
Hill floor. This match promises to
be some game for the Camp Hill tos
sers are men who were former stars
and have just recently been discharg
ed from the government service. The
Tarsus lineup will be the same as
Prank Taberski, pocket billiard
champion, split even in his matches
with John Dayton, the ex-champion,
at the Regent Academy, in Philadel
phia, yesterday, winning in the af
ternoon, 125 to 59, but losing last
night, 125 to 80. Layton's high run
was 51 and Taberslti's 35. In the af
ternoon the champion was in fine
form and made a high run of 36,
while Layton's best effort was 31.
Morris Fink was referee. They will
finish their exhibitions with Contests
this afternoon and tonight.
FEBRUARY 5, 1919.
0, Boy, Six Feet Five Inches of
Basketball Player Is Due Saturday
Dick I.eary, who is being reputed
around the coal region and around
Philadelphia as the only man ca
pable of holding his own with "big
hoss Haggerty," will appear here
with Hazleton on Saturday night at
Chestnut Street Auditorium. Deary
hails from Massachusetts and he is
being considered a phenomenal find
in the cage game. He stands six
feet five inches, which is even taller
than the local center, Haggerty.
The visitors will present their
regular lineup. At the forward po
sitions will be l'fatf and Schaub,
who were leading scorers in the
state league for three seasons. Pfaff
is one of the greatest floor players
in the coal district. Russel, who
was formerly center on the visitors'
club, is playing a guard position now
with Novak, who has been a main
stay on the Hadeton five for a num
ber of seasons.
Easton, Pa, Feb. 4.—The Lafayette
basketball team defeated Albright In
the Lafayette army barracks by 63-20.
The game resolved itself into a shoot
ing contest, in which Anderson, of
Lafayette, lead, making 24 points
from scrimmage and 13 from the foul
line. The Lafayette defense was weak
but there was no necessity for exer
tion in this department.
Lafayette Position Albright
Anderson ..... Forward .... Walmer
Keating Forward Miller
Reese Centre .... Hartzler
Robbe Guard Teter
King Guard Ginrich
Subs—Richer for Reese. Fehr for
Miller. Tamborelli for King. Reeves
for Biebcr. Jacoby for Hartzeler.
Goals from field—Anderson, 12; Keat
ing, 8; Robbe, 2; King, Biebcr, Reeves.
Ginrich, 2; Fehr, 2; Teter, Walmer.
Goals from fouls—Anderson, 3 out of
14; Walmer, 8 out of 12. Time of
halves—2o minutes. Referee—Mc-
Carthy, Lehigh.
New York.'Feb. s.—John A. Heyd
ler, president of the National League,
announced last night that he had
reached a decision in the case of
"Hal" Chase. Cincinnati first baseman
who was hoard here last Thursday on
grave charges preferred by his club.
Mr. Heydler stated that he would an-
I nounce liis findings today, when he
I would make public all details of the
Dr. Reed's Cushion Sole
Shoes For Men Special
at $8.45
1 hese shoes are noted for their comfortable lasts and are
made of the finest and softest leathers.
Black kid combination last.
Black vici kid on hat last.
Plain toe in black vici kid.
• Special $8.45
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Market Street.
Fine Rugs Reduced In the
Mill and Factory
First to head the list arc 450 Whittall extra fine Axminster
Rugs, 27x54 inches at $3.79
Colonial Bath Rugs Reduced—
s2.oo Bath Rugs, 30x54 inches. Mill and Factory Sale
Price $1.67
$2.00 Bath Rugs, 30x60 inches. Mill and Factory Sale
Price $1.67
$1.50 Bath Rugs, 27x54 inches. Mill and Factory Sale
Price $1.19
sl-00 Colonial Rag Runners, Rubber stair treads, corru
-36 inches. Mill and Factory gated and diamond pattern—
Bale Price 79c 25c treads, 9xlß inches. Mill
75c Colonial Rag Runners. 27 and Factory Sale Price ... 190
Inches. Mill and Factory Sale 22c treads, 7xlß inches.
Price 59c and Factory Sale Price ... 17c
18c treads, 6xlß inches. Mill
75c Rag Carpet, 36 inches. and Factory Sale Price ... 13c
Mill and Factory Sale Price, 59c 75c new process printed lino
s3.oo rustless Steel Door Mats. leum, 4 patterns. Mill and Fac-
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$2 59 sl-00 printed cork linoleum,
* patterns. Mill and Factory
$2.00 ruesless Steel Door Mats. g a j 0 p r j ce 7 9 *
Mill and Factory Sale Price ' ,i. 50 inlaid ' ilno'leum.' * 'short
lengths. Mill and Factory Sale
$1.50 rustless Steel Door Mats. Price Bgc
Mill and Factory Sale Price, 50c round rubber mats. Mill
$1.29 and factory Sale Price ... 39c
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Third Floor.
The local five will try to evadd
the Jinx on Saturday night, for
"Big Hoss" Haggerty will arrive in
Harrisburg two hours earlier than
previous Saturdays, so that there
will positively bo no disappointment
to the fans and local management
any more. Ike McCord, who played
Saturday night last under difficul
ties with his bad leg, haS fully re
covered and with "Rabbit" Rote be
ing seasoned this week the local fiva
will make the coal region boys hus
tle to come out of the fray a victor.
Dancing will immediately follow
the game.
llassleton. Independents,
Pfaff, f. Rote, f.
Sehaub, f. McCord, f.
Deary, c. Haggerty,
Novak, g. Gerdcs, g.
Russel, g. G. Ford, g.
case, including the nature of the
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