Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 12, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Ymprovement Over the Greek
Sports; Some Misconcep
tions About Games
In connection with the introduc
tion of baseball into many nations
whose soldiers learned the game
while fighting as the comrades of
Americans in France, the National
Geographic Society has issued the
L&>llowtng bulletin concerning the
great American sport:
"Some historians assert that the
Greek games formed the foundation
for the lucid thinking and the lofty
art concepts that made her product
classic. Vet the Olympian and the
Pythian frames at their best afforded
no such spontaneous, yet intrinsic,
interplay of muscle and mind as
"Baseball needs no advocate. A
game which holds sway among a
highly civilized people is its own de
fense. Still it is interesting to com
pare baseball with the Greek games
in two points, wherein baseball is
A Misconception
"Some hold that professional
players of to-day reap rich rewards j
in comparison with the garland of j
wild olive often thought to have
been the sole prize of an Hellenic
champion. Others argue that pro
fessional baseball affords exercise
for eighteen paid players, and mere
amusement for thousands of in
active spectators in the grandstand.
"The first objection is based on a
misconception. If hope of reward
robs baseball of its sporting merit,
the Greek festivals also must lose
prestige. An Olympic winner's
wreath was only his service badge.
He was banqueted for weeks, taken
back to his native city in a chariot,
and sometimes the walls were torn
down for his triumphal entry. Usu
ally he lived thereafter at public
expense. He was showered with
costly gifts by friends. Cicero com
plained that a Greek champion won
more honors than a Roman general.
Fame Was Spread
"While the competitor got no
share of the gate receipts in the
ancient world series, his 'home
town' was bound to heap fortune
upon him, in addition to the trib
utes of admirers. His fame was
pood municipal advertising at a
time when billboards did not mar
the landscape. Athens regarded an
Olympian victor worth a standing
reward of 500 drachmas, and free
rations for the rest of his life.
"The reason for these material
rewards is not far to seek. A Greek
could no more train ten months to
compete in the games and continue
his normal pursuits, than can ai
modern baseball player."
For the first time In two years the
Railroad Y. M. C- A. is planning to
pick a representative basketball team
to play for the association. Frank
Peters has been elected manager of
the team and has commenced work
ing on the schedule for the coming
The St. Mary's football team will
report for practice at 7 o'clock to-i
day. The squad will also practice on
to-morrow and Friday nights.
The 7?it z
The newest douhle-breaster out
Hickey-Freeman don't shift a button and
call it a new model. Anytime they put
out a new model, they put something
new into it. The Ritz, for example, is a
double-breaster, plain enough, yet it has
an individuality all its own. Look at the
flare of those broad lapels! See what an
air of distinction radiates from the flap
of the little cash pocket! And observe
how the lines smooth in at the waist.
It's one of the handsomest
double-breasters ever modeled!
McFall's !
Third and Market
'Expects to Be in Game at
j Grcensburg Saturday;
Maroons Happy
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All Tech followers will hail with
delight the fact that C&pt&ln "Haps"
Frank will play in the Greensiurg
contest at that place this coming
Saturday. Captain Frank was in
jured four weeks ago when he was
taken out of a tackle he was about
to make, and ever since then he has
been hors de combat.
Tecli will be in better shape physi
cally Saturday than it has been for
many a week—in fact, at any time
this season. At the start of the year
"Zip" Malick was suffering with a
Charley horse, and since then at
various times, Hoffsommer, Comfort,
Frank and several other line men
have been suffering from injuries.
Now that all of the cripples have
mended, Tech will be in first class
! shape to win back from Greensburg
some of the lost laurels.
1 Faculty Director Grubb plans to
spend Friday night in Johnstown,
and make the final leg of the Jour
ney Saturday morning. This plan
will carry some psychology with it,
as the Westmoreland county lads
are expectant with regard to the
Tech eleven.
With Captain Frank on the line to
steady it up and help in the direc
tion of the plays. Tech chances are
splendid for walloping the high
school from the western part of the
State. Last evening Coach Smith
ran the team through a hard prac
tice for the contest.
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Big Card Arranged For Thurs
day Night Boxing
Show Here
Being held In Chestnut street audi
torium by Harrisburg Boxing Asso
ciation Ota Thursday night, November
13, starting at 8.15 o'clock.
Wlndup, ten rounds: Tim Droncy,
of Lancaster, vs. Tommy Jamison, of
Semi-windup, six rounds: Andy
Smith, of Wllkes-Barre, vs. Young
Zaring, of Reading.
Second preliminary, six rounds:
Battling Paskos, of Reading, vs. Dick
Gotwalt, of York.
First preliminary, six rounds: K. O.
Casey, of Harrisburg, vs. Battling
Deemer, of Reading.
Fight fans look for another thrill
ing ring offering to-morrow night
when the third show of the Harris
burg Boxing Association will be
staged. The program calls for one
ten-round and three six-round bat
tles. Each fighter is well known to
local fans, and are anxious to win a
decisive battle. There are some title
aspirants numbered among the tal
ent, and several good boys who are
fast reaching that stage when they
may challenge the contenders for
championship honors. The bill of
fered has been the talk in sporting
circles for many days and there is
every Indication that a recouQ crowd
will be in attendance.
Hani Fight For Droncy
Tim Droney, of Lancaster, is sched
uled for a ten-round battle with
When Gettysburg College lines up i
for her titanic struggle against
Bucknell at Island Park, Saturday
afternoon, four Harrisburg boys who
are expected to play the games of
their lives will be the object of scru
tiny of hundreds of their relatives,
friends and acquaintances who will
attend the game primarily for the
purpose of watching favorites
in action. Besides these four regu
lars, Captain Martz, Emanuel, Houts
find Phillips, three substitutes,
Frock. Weiglc and Haehnlen, will be
sitting on the side lines ready to
jump in the game at the first word
from Coach Wood or Coach Leathers.
Although he fits into the Gettys
burg team work like a cog in a well
oiled machine Victor Emanuel, right
end, may well be termed an outstand
ing star for Gettysburg. Perpetu
ally calm during the heat of battle,
Emanuel has saved many games for
Gettysburg by his excellent smash
ing of interference. He Is the surest
receiver of forward passes of any
man ort the eleven and is universally
regarded In Gettysburg as the great
est end who ever played on the local
Captain Harold Martz, who is lead
ing Gettysburg for the second year,
has played splendid ball in many of
the contests this year and Is ex
pected to put forth his greatest ef
forts against the strong Bucknell ag
gregation on Saturday.
Moutz Is Big Star
Adam Houts. the side-stepping
halfback, hus been one of the
greatest surprises this season. Re
turning from the army Houts was
expected to land a regular berth hut
no one predicted that he would play
with the brilliance that he has
shown this J'enr. "Houtz excelled
for Gettysburg" has been the head
line on many local dispatches and
the fleet-footed half Is expected to
Tommy Jamison, of Philadelphia.
Everybody who witnessed the last
show at the Chestnut street auditor
ium has not forgotten Droney's good
work with Allentown Dundee. The
Lancaster boy was called in at the
eleventh hour and more than made
good. He had the best of Dundee.
In the battle Thursday night Droney
meets a boy who has won decisively
over Dundee, In fact put him out.
This means that Droney will have to
set a pace even faster than at the last
show. That he will do It is the be
lief of all his admirers In Harrtsburg.
The seml-windup of six rounds will
find Andy Smith, of Wllkes-Barre,
up against Toung Zaring, of Read
ing. Both are good boys. 'Smith has
a record that makes htm a strong
contender for title honors. Zaring is
known to local patrons and this
match is one of the best possible.
Good Preliminaries
There will be two preliminaries.
Battling Paskos, of Rending, meets
Dick Gotwalt, of York, in a six-round
engagement. The York fighter is
anxious to show he is a better man
than Paskos ever was, and has been
training hard for this battle. K. O.
Casey, one of Harrlsburg's best young
boxers, will open the show, meeting
Battling Deemer, of Reading.
For this show there will be a new
arrangement of seats. Only ringside
seats will he reserved. Popular prices
will prevail for'the balance of the
seats, which means that there will I
be a large number of straight dollar
admissions. Special prices are also
announced for the gallery end rear
seats on the first floor. The show
starts at 8.30 p. m.
be bne of the hardest men for Buck
nell to stop.
During the first part of the season
Sam Phillips had to be content with
sitting on the side lines and watch
his fellow Harrisburg comrades
sljine for Gettysburg. Three weeks
ago at Albright. Phillips was in
serted in the lineup and on his first
rush he carried the ball fifteen yarda
for a touchdown. Since that time
he has been a regular and has played
with great consistency.
Harrisburg Is Prominent
While the Varsity players have
been receiving the majority of the
credit for the five straight Gettys
burg shutout victories there are threo
Harrisburg men who in
developing the eleven.
Jerry Frock, substitute center;
Harry Weigle, substitute halfback,
and Fred Haehnien, substitute end.
have played well on the Reserves
and have made many of the regular
Varsity trips.
Harrisburg Tech claims Emanuel,
Frock, Phillips and Haehnien as
former students; Central High, Mart*
and Houtx; while Welgle Is a gradu
ate of Harrisburg Academy.
With five of their regular men on
thr hospital itst, Enhaut succeeded In
playing a 0-to-8 game with Mechan
Icaburg, at Mechanlcsburg > N yesterday
afternoon. Several forward passos
were responsible for the Enhaut
score. J. Cooper made the touch
Section 9810 of the Camp Curtin
Junior High School defeated the Glr
nrd A. A. In a basketball game played
1 yesterday afternoon by a score of 49
to 22. Manager Roy Blair, of 812
Emerald street, desires to arrange a
game with a first class team in the
city for next Thursday night
Joe Beckett Is Hunting Up
Excuses to Dodge Fred
Boxing is going big in England,
according to reports from the other
side. In Joe Beckett English sport
ing men believe they have a roal
champion at last—one that will be
able to cope with the best of the
Americans. That has aroused a tre
mendous amount of interest in the
With the Increase of Interest In I
the sport new promoters are spring
ing up and the number of arenas Is
increasing rapidly. A call has been
sent out for more talent from
America, and both Gunboat Smith
and Sam Langford are going across.
The arrival of those ancient bat
tlers will be welcomed by Joe Beck-'
ett, not because he is anxious to
face thefn in the ring, but because
they will be able to keep big Fred
Fulton busy and put a check to his
annoying challenges. Beckett's ex
cuses for not meeting Fulton sound
rather laughable on this side of the
water. Only three English heavies
could be induced to face big Fred,
and he flattened them with ridic
ulous ease, yet Beckett tells him
t nd . L get a reputation or some
thing to that efTect.
Overlooks One Bet
entirel >' overlooks the only
logical excuse for dodging Fulton—
fikL th ® ,atter 's a self-confessed
raker and was forced to leave his
own country on that account.
n„„w5 e who meets
Beckett on December 4, already has
t " linln for the battle,
which will determine whether the
noted Frenchman is to be a factor
in future ring affairs. Carpentier has
engaged Eddie McGoorty as his chief
sparring partner, which looks like a
shrewd move on his part. McGoorty
has a wise head on his shoulders
and no doubt he learned all about
Beckett's strong and weak points
during the seventeen rounds he faced
the English champion.
Good sparring partners naturally
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Philadelphia Champions
Anxious For Cage Games;
Many Stars in the Lineup j
The Friends' Guild Independents j
of Philadelphia, traveling team, have |
reorganized for the coming basket-I
ball season and are being coached !
by Joe Fogorty, the well known j
Eastern League star, now playing I
for Reading, Pa. This team is a |
first class attraction and is fully i
The team was runnerup to the j
Independent championship of Phila- I
delphia last season and with an ad- |
dition of several stars who perform- I
ed for Philadelphia League Island, !
Naval Training Station team. They
expected to better their last year's |
record when they won 42 out of 48
games, competing against the best i
teams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey ■
i and vicinity.
I All teams having halls, desiring
i to arrange games with this first class
attraction, can communicate with
| William Segal, 710 South Eleventh
! street, Philadelphia, Pa., manager.
By Dickson Cuts Loose;
Fires F. and M. Players
loneaster, Pa., Nov. 12. The '
Franklin and Marshall football squad
was given a terrific jolt here last
night when 12 men were summarily :
dismissed from the squad and an
other quit The dozen men dis
ii'iesqd were handed neat little slips,
telling them that their services were
no longer required when, they re- I
ported at the gym for practice. Fail- I
ure to report for practice Monday I
night. Student Manager r a ul :
Shaffner said, and "Indifference j
shown all se-uon," was the cause.
Five 'Varsity men were tired and I
a sixth quit. The men dismissed are j
Hoke, former Albright back, who j
played his lirst against Swarthmore !
Saturday; Bafr, a first string line- '
man; Shelter, who broke into the
'Varsity backflcld at full against'
NOVEMBER 12, 1919.
Dickinson; Beerney, a llrs; string I
lineman, and Mclivalne, a not Iter j
lineman. Kessier is the man who,
quit. His eyesight is bad, ho raid,!
and his college work is too heavy to j
allow him to continue. The oiher |
men dismissed are Snyder. Kilgore, I
Waugamur., Dillor, Groff ami Lea- '
Defeats at the hands of Havei-ford j
n.,d Swartlunore on successive Satur- !
days let! up ,o the upheaval. Tho J
climax came when Coach Dickson
issued a call Monday night and I
barely a do/.cii men reported. Dick- j
son says he will have a better team \
tliau over on lhe field for the game
this week with Urstnus.
Ten-Round Draw Features
Good Show at Reading
Heading. Nov. 12.—Frankie Con-j
firey, of New York, fought a draw j
with Franky Burns, of San Fran- I
cisco, in ten fast rounds of hard bat-
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I tling in the Watson Athletic Club
I windup here in the armory last
, night. Conllrey, using a right and
left-hand jab effectively, had Burns
I baffled, winning the second, third
I and fourth rounds, the opening
| round honors being even. The Call
- fornian carried off the honors in the
j fifty, sixth and seventh.
Kid Ennis, of Philadelphia, knock
! Ed Bobby Burns, of Philadelphia,
| cold in the third round of the seml-
I windup after two minutes and forty
■ six seconds of whirlwind battling.
Battling Paskos, of Readtng,
i earned a draw with Bobby Doyle, of
j New York. The bout between Young
| Caster, of Philadelphia, and Jack
: Parks, of Lancaster, came to an ab
! rupt ending in the third round,
I when Referee Lew Grlmtton stopped
j the fighting, as Parks had a bad cut
: over his left eye Tommy Cleary, of
I Munayunk, earned the decision over
. Johnny Ruggett, of Reading. Kid
! Boyer, of Fleetwood, shaded Young
I Diener, of Reading, after six gruell
ing rounds.