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THE MOItXIXG OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1923
FACE SEVERE TASK
Gridiron Material Light and
PROBATION ALSO HURTS
Of 2 4 Men in Yale Game Last
Year, 12 Expected Back; One
of These May Not Return.
Br HUGH FULLERTON.
By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Sept. 13.
Harvard, assembled for the first
time for preliminary football In
struction, discovered that the
coaches face a severe task in form
ing: a strong team from the1 ma
terial at hand.
Extremely light at ends, both in
material and -weight, with the
tackle problem badly muddled, the
crimson realizes the severity of the
losses suffered through graduation
and by probation. Only two of the
regular linemen of last year are
back. The first string subs of last
year are reduced through proba
tion, and the line must be shifted
and reinforced. Of the 24 men who
were in the Yale game last year, 12
are expected back, and one of these
may not return.
Large Sqnnd 'ot Cheering
The fact that the Harvard squad
is one of the largest in history is
not as cheering to the coaches as
the numbers might Indicate. The
coaches declare the end and tackle
position candidates are- extremely
light, the products of last year's
freshman squad light but fast, and
the new material drafted from
other branches of sport not promis
ing, save In the case of Eastman,
heavyweight wrestling champion,
who is out for one of the tackle
positions. Eastman is fat and too
heavy, but the coaches have ex
treme hope for him.
The news that Fitts, star back,
was married during . the summer
and probably will not return to
school was dampening to the
hopes, but the coaches are worried
about the line rather than the back
field. Of the more than 100 candi
dates expected out at first call, not
' fewer than 21 probationers and
some of the best material must
work off conditions before becom
ing available .for the team.
Coaching Force Best Assembled.
However, the early pessimism at
Harvard fails to take Into account
the magnificent squad training ac
corded last year's squad and the
fact that, under the Harvard sys
tern, there has been assembled one
of the greatest coaching forces ever
gathered to teach the candidates
special duties. Each coach is pledged
to devote his time to the coaching
through the entire season. Those
who cannot give all their time are
to be used only in consultation.
Coach Bob Fisher will, of course, be
in charge. Eddie Mahan is to drill
the kickers. Macomber will in
struct the ends, aided by Sousa;
Sedgwick, the tackles; Woods, the
guards; Parmentier, the centers, and
Babe Felton, the quarters, with Tack
Hardwick and the veteran, Percy
Haughton, aiding and joining Coach
Fisher and Captain Charlie Buell in
Of the veteran material, Esky
Clark, center, and Charlie Hubbard,
right guard, are fixtures, although
there is a chance Hubbard may' be
shifted in the line, as the guard ma
terial is stronger and strength Is
needed at tackle. Tubby Grew and
Joe Hartman, guard and end. are of
the first subs and are considered
as leading candidates.
Sub More of Problem.
Captain Buell and George Owen
are considered firmly intrenched in
the backfield, where the second
string subs are more of a problem
than the first lineup. Fitts is in
doubt, and . probably will not re
turn. His loss, added to the loss of
Gratwick, Hovey, Don Angler, John
son and Conlon by graduation hurts,
but Winnie Churchill and Vin Chap
in are seasoned. Phil Coburn, who
improved so much last fall he was
started against Yale, is a hopeful
At center, Clark is fixed, with
Jlolder and Codman fighting for the
Tirst chance. Codman, center of the
freshman team last year, is fast and
strong. Greenough is considered a
fine prospect and may be shifted
outward. At tackle the loss of Cap
tain Kane and the fact that Al Ladd,
first string sub, is a crew captain
and not expected out for football,
and who besides, is a probationer,
leaves the situation open. Tackle is
more of a problem to the coaches
than anything else. McGillan, the
freshman tackle, is very good, but
Eastman In Hope.
Eastman, the wrestler, is the hope
of the coaches for tackle. He has
weight. Is fast but fat and must
come down. At ends Crocker and
McKlm were lost; Hartley, who
subbed in both the big games last
fall, looks good and LaFarge is
promising. Grew, a strong sub last
year. Is good, but he is fat and
unless he speeds up may not make
it. Dunker, the freshman tackle. Is
promising and there Is always a
Hubbard this one has been under
fire and is promising. i
Buell. of course, will lead the team
from quarter, an experienced man,
and he promises to become one of
Harvard's historic field leaders. Leon
Howe has shown capabilities. Blake,
the freshman quarter, looks well
' from his prep school.
Owen, Churchill, Chapin and Co
burn lead among the backfield men.
Coburn once was a guard and may
shift back to the line where weight
is needed. Gehrke is one of the most
pj-omising backs he broke his cheek
bone last year and has an extremely
bad knee which slipped out of place
last season and wrecked his chances.
Hammond Promising Punter.
The most promising of the kickers
is J. Hammond, who is reputed to
be a coming star. He can both kick
and pass and may be used in the
goal in one play after touchdown
situations. The kicking problem is
not worrying Fisher. He has five
kickers. Jenkins is considered one
of the strongest backfield candi
dates. Neither Fisher nor his assistants
will make any definite statements
regarding team prospects. They say
frankly they d6 not know how the
toam will compare with last year's.
They cannot tell how it will shape
up until necessary shifts and rear
rangements are made.
However, after looking them over
don't worry; Harvard will have quite
a, football team, regardless of lo3ses.
There are 26 fellows on the squad
whose prep school and freshman rec
ords make them excellent material.
However, it looks light. A list of
the more promising aspirants for
"H's" follows r
Centers H. W. Clark, -s. Bradford. F.
dempsey; seemingly wide
open, very hard to hit
Style More Deceptive Than Sheer Speed Ever Could Be Wills De
pends Largely on Left for Defense.
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BY HUGH PULLERTON.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
EW YORK, i Sept. 4. Jack
Dempsey, deceiving, seem
ingly wide open, looking easy
to hit, really is one of the most dif
ficult heavyweights to hit effec
tively. His style (not the style, by
yie way, he used In the first two
rounds of his battle with Carpentier,
but his real style, which he used
after Georges socked him on the
side of the face) is more deceptive
than sheer speed ever could be.
You will find in " studying both
Dempsey and Harry Wills that in
each- case the defense consists
largely of attack. Both men rely
on their strength, both press battle,
bore in steadily and eeek to get to
close quarters. In such a style of
attack it would seem that defensive
precautions are thrown to the wind.
Head Slightly Tilted.
IiT the case of Dempsey, however,
this is not true. His true style is a
two-thirds crouch, his head held
slightly to the left, his Jaw well
covered by his shoulder, his elbows
close to his body and arms hefd well
in front. But his great strength is
in the peculiar weaving motion of
the head and the body above -the
waist as heladvances.
The head and body away slightly
from side to side. Big Jack Thomp
son, who works with Dempsey in the
rough work, laughed and remarked:
"Mister, that man is the hardest
man to hit in the world. I can hit
him, but he ain't never where you
think he is. I miss him closer than
any boxer I ever met. He just
moves his jaw half an inch and
when you miss sowie you get it."
Taylor, the rather clever and
rugged darky who has worked with
Dempsey more than anyone else,
said: "I hit more elbows and shoul
ders and tops of head boxing Jack
and fewer Jaws and bodies than
anyone in the world. He looks so
easy to hit when he is coming at
you that it Is a temptation to cut
loose and bust him but don't be
tempted, mister he is the fastest
man with his eyes and hands .you
ever saw. He Just lays his jaw open
tor you to hit and when you lead he
beats you to it."
Wills Wide Open.
Wills, on the other hand, is wide
open at many times. He depends
largely on his left for his defense.
and against weaker men he scarcely
tries to cover up, depending upon
driving them back with the low
swinging and side-swinging left that
has crippled so many and made
them helpless. He fights rather
high, but covers the Jaw fairly well,
save when he opens up to deliver a
hard punch. At that time both Jaw
and body are unprotected.
Neither man is a long-range
fighter. At that style of milling
Wills might have a shade because oi
his long reach and his sharp shoot
ing left. Wilis seems to lack de
fense for long-range work. Even
the poor dub Tut Jackson could hit
him in the face and body while at
range, but perhaps Wills did not
care beyorrd getting him to lead and
then slamming him with the lefU
Both Close-in Fighters.
It is at close quarters, where both
Wills and Dempsey excel, that, the
wide divergence in style shows.
Dempsey fights very close in, al
most body to body, and in gettins
close he does not leave either body
or Jaw unprotected. He is still close
hauled, elbows In. body well cov
ered, and to launch his deadly blows
he does not need to open up at all.
His most effective drives to tha
body are delivered with short
drives, traveling scarcely more than
ten inches and with an ' upper-ripping
movement. It requires terrifia
forearm power even to check themt
and after he hits the body that way
he rips the blow on through the
protecting arms of an opponent and
drives the fist on upward. In the
Carpentier affair he tore these
blows through Georges' forearm de
fense and frequently the same blow
that landed on the body ripped up
to the chin and shoved that back.
An opponent striving to retaliate
at the head finds that held low, so
that he hits the top. or side of the
head Instead of some tender spot.
During the terrific body punishment
that Bill Brennan took from Demp
sey Bill tried to. hook over his right
to Jack's Jaw at close quarters and
hit him eeveral times, but never ef
fectively, while each effort brought
a crashing left into his unprotected
Wills Defense Peculiar.
Wills at close quarters is wide
open. To launch his hard body and
kidney punches he is forced to lift
his arm high and bring it down with
a clubbing motion; a terrible blow,
but one which leaves his own body
Wills' defense at close quarters
has been a peculiar one. In the
close work he continually shoves his
left hand under the arm pit of an
opponent and holds, while trying to
make the referee think the other
man is clamping the arm to prevent
punishment. Then with his left he
pulls the body of the opponent
around and delivers terrific punish
ment with his right.
In the next article we will study
the attacking systems of the two
men, contrasting tneir styjes ana
Annual Affair Reveals Embryo
Champions In Snappy and
Embryo tennis champions came
into their own yesterday afternoon
on the Irvington club Durts with
the annual boys' city tennis cham
pionship for the Percy W. Lewis cup
getting under way with 32 youthful
players in the lists.
Only one out f the 16 scheduled
matches went by default, which is a
remarkable thing in tennis. The
matches brought out some great
competition among the little fel
lows, some of whom were not much
bigger than their rackets. The
tournament is limited to boys not
more than 15 years of age.
Richard Hoogs, winner of the
Percy W. Lewis cup and the boys
title "last year, is not in this year's
tournament, having outgrown the
division. However, Bob Hoogs, a
younger brother, is upholding the
honor of the family and got off to
a flying start yesterday by defeat
ing A. Lawrence, 6-1, 6-4. W. Shear
er won from B. Smith by - default,
the only match to go through un
contested. The match between
Phillip Dick and Jack Caplan was
called off because of darkness after
two sets. It will be played off this
Play will start this afternoon at
3:30 o'clock. The 16 winners are
all asked to be on hand at the Irv
ington courts by that time. Frank
E. Harrigan is in charge of .the
tournament and is putting it over
in a very successful manner. Mr.
Harrigan has handled the affair
since its start several years ago. It
is becoming one of the most popular
events for the younger players.
Yesterday's results follow: Charles
Burton beat Cable Hunt, 6-3, 6-4;
Bob Hoogs beat A. Lawrence, 6-1,
6-4; Stanley Jaloff beat Maurice
Simmons, 7-5, 6-4; W. Shearer won
from B. Smith by default; Al. Gold-i
blatt beat AL Brunn, 7-6, 6-0; Ernest
Gabriel beat Ailing Goss,.6-l, 6-3;
Carl Beaudrv beat lmboden Parrish,
7-5,6-2; R. Hall beat P. Murphy, 6-1.
5-7." 6-3; El wood Harrigan beat Al.
Taylor, 6-1, 6-2; W. Swett beat M.
Cohn. 2-6. 6-3, 6-3; W. O'Connell
beat Bob Knight, 6-0, 6-3; W. Powell
beat R. Burton, 6-0, 6-3; Fred Jobel
man beat M. Swett, '6-4. 6-0; Jack
Murphy beat Bob Yoke, 8-6, 6-2.
OREGON TO BEGIN WORK
FOOTBALL PRACTICE IS SET
FOR NEXT MONDAY.
L. W. Post.
M. W. Greenough, P. B.
J. Hubbard, H. S. Grew,
A. Anthony, B. S. Cosan. J. M. Cooper,
H. H. Davenport. J. J,. Donovan, H. T.
Tinker. J. P. Hubbard, J. M. Maloney
E. K. McCaSR, . M. Rubin, M. W. Self.
C. L. Short. W. B. Wood.
Tackles H. M. Bohlen. C. B. Cooper,
C. A. C. Eastman, T. I. Eliot. J. Finley,
E. I. Hamilton. A. L. Hobson. R. S.
Hubbard, P. B. Kunhardt, E. McGil
lan, W. V. Miller. H. N. Pratt. F.
Schwarz, H. S. Wagner. H. P. Curtis.
Ends J. M. Hartley, R. P. Field. K.
N. Hill. W. S. Crosby. D. J. Danker. J.
E. Kennedy, F. W. LaFsrare, C. B. New
hall. L. L. Robb, P. E. Wilson, A. D.
Quarterbacks C. C. Buell, W. P.
Howe. J. J. Lee, F. G. Akers, J. 8.
GreenMirg, F. W. Pratt, P. Spalding, T.
Backs G. Owen, P. F. Coburn, W. H.
Churchill. V. Chapin. S. M. Beala, O. D.
Bredan, W. J. Dempsey, R. Doherty, E.
L. Gehrke. L. Gordon. J. W. Hammond,
A. B. Harlow, P. Jenkins. L. B. Lock
wood. C. C. Mason. R. F. Nichols, L. R.
Nichols, K. S. Pfaffman.
IMBLER TEAM IN PRACTICE
High School Coach Plans to Have
IMBLER, Or., Sept. 13. (Special.)
The football team, composed of
the pick of the local high school, is
practicing hard, preparatory for a
strong fall lineup. Several games
are scheduled and Manager Burrell
is optimistic over the outlook.
Shower baths have been installed in
the building to accommodate the
The attendance exceeds that of
all previous years and promises to
grow even larger. The attendance
In the high school is expected to
reach the 60 mark. The building
has been entirely renovated and
cleaned and new apparatus added.
One of the new features recently
CLINTON TO BOX SAGCO
EASTERNER LITTLE KNOWN
OCT THIS WAY.
Friday Night's Entire Card
Be Made Up of Local Tal
Johnny Clinton, New York wel
terweight, who Is the latest leather
pusher to invade the western slope
and who lost his first start In the
northwest to Travie Davis in Seattle
Tuesday night, will substitute for
Joe Benjamin against Jimmy Sacco
at the Armory tomorrow night. Lit
tle is known of Clinton out this
way, although he claims a victory
over Sacco in a previous encounter
The card of preliminaries for to
morrow night's show is made up
entirely -of local talent. Eddie
Richards and Jack Dillon, Olympic
gym middleweights, will do their
stuff in the semi-windup of six
rounds. Chuck Helman and Johnny
Showers are rematched for the six
round special.. Tim Callahan and
Chick Rocco and Jack Griffith and
Red Burley, another rematch, are
the four-round bouts. "
Bobby Harper, after three weeks
at his former home in Seattle, is
back in Portland looking for trou
ble. Charley Jost, Harper's man
ager, has had several offers for
Bobby's services, but would prefer
to get Travis Davis over the ten
round route in Portland.
Johnny Trambitas, a member of
added and lately systemmatiaed is Bobby Evans' stable now boxing in
tne scnooi saving aepartmeni, or- i t:ailtornia, got over in tine style
canized In connection
Bowlers Open Season.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Sept. 13.
(Special.) In the opening bowling
match of the season the Olympic
Candy company team won two
games of three from the Eagles on
the Academy alleys last night. Joe
Zedrick of the Eagles bowled high
single game with 204 and high to
tal with 572 pins. The Grand theater
K. Kernan, A. Codman Jr., R. D. Gross, j and Savoy grill . play tonight.
Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
Johnny stopped the . undefeated
Jimmy Morris in three rounds. When
Trambitas wants to fight he is one
of the best looking lightweights on
the coast, for he can hit, but he so
seldom wants to.
Benny Vierra, sensational Cali
fornia feather, Wants to come to
the northwest. Benny, a big card
around Oakland and Los Angeles,
would like to land at last three or
four bouts in Portland, Seattle and
Tacoma. - -
Squad Will Leap Into Maelstrom
Immediately After Players
Are. Put in Condition.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eu
gene, Sept. 13. (Special.) An
nouncement was made today by
Coach Huntington that first prac
tice for Oregon's football squad will
be held next Monday afternoon, in
stead of next Friday, which is the
earliest date permitted by Pacific
coast conference rules. Huntington
expect all his players to be present
by the last of the week.
Prink Callison, center, who was
hurt last week while slinging rig
ging at the Allegheny camp of the
Buehner Lumber' company, in the
Coos Bay country, returned to Eu
gene Sunday. Caught between two
logs, he was saved only by a knot
which protruded a few inches from
one of the logs and which prevented
his legs from being completely
crushed. 'While Callison was severe
ly hurt he is able to get around and
hopes to be in harness early in xne
With practice to begin the 18th
less than three weeks remain be
fore Oregon's opening game against
the Willamette Bearcats set for Oc
tober 7. The Willamette contest is
the first' of four to be played on
consecutive Saturdays' without a
layoff. October 14 Huntington's men
play . Multnomaht at Eugene; Sep
tember 21 they play Whitman at
Pendleton, and September 28 Idaho
at Portland. The Oregon gridsters
rest November 4 and then play
Washington State in the annual
homecoming game at Eugene Ar
mistice day, November .11.
November 18 comes theOregon-Ore-gon
Aggie game at Corvallis. The
last game of the season will be
against University of Washington -n
the new Seattle stadium.
FAST ELEVEN IS ASSURED
Albany High School Has Six
Letter-Men as Nucleus.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 13. (Special.)
Prospects are good for a fast
high school football team here this
season, with six of last year's let
termen In the linup, says Coach
Frank Brumbaugh. Groshong, full
back and captain, will be in mole
skins the first night of drill and
with him will be Laubner, half-v.b-
tviaba will Via the nucleus of
the backfield. On the line will be
Hnii: Allen, steen and Patterson
Difficulty may be experienced in
hinAtlnir ii r t)iA rmfl.iTif nsr boles.
but Coach Brumbaugh is confident
he will find capable material in
Stellmacher, unrnammer, n&wey
Olen, star halfback last year, De
Vaney and Taylor, tackles, and
Looney and - Cook, ends, will be
missed. Manager Gilbert has
anh.iliilail aoverfll rflmPs and Is ar
ranging more. One trip will b
taken to southern Oregon to pla5
uHfn.l AlhAnv ulnr znM to Cot-
and Lebanon appear on the local
Football Prospects Brighter.
. PACIFIC UNIVERSITY. Forest
Grove, Or., Sept. 13. (Special.)
Football prospects for the year
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arrival of Jessie of Rainier, a big
rook who will make some of the
oldtimers work for their places on
the team. George Tucker of Astoria
is going, at top speed, as he has
been working for a freight company
all summer and is in good condi
tion. Blackman, the star end, is on
his way from Idaho to join the
sctuad. James Camron of eastern
Oregon football fame Is on. the job;
Spike Emerson and Stuffie Wolf,
two of the best, men in the Tualatin
valley, are working daily with the
squad Al Snider, a two-year tackle,
and Orval Frank will register this
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Elks" to Stage Slinstrel Show.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 13. (Special.)
The Eugene Elks are planning
to stage a big minstrel show as the
principal feature of a three nights'
entertainment to be given at the
armory early in October for the ben
efit of the lodge's Christmas cheer
fund. The minstrels will be directed
by Otto Gilstrap, a local newspaper
man, who has had much experience
in that line.
Falls City Schools to Open.
FALLS CITY. Or.. Sept. 13. (Spe
cial.) The Kalis City schools will
reopen on September IS, according
to announcement made by Professor
J. W. L. Kaufman, superintendent.
The opening date Is later here than
in many other sections, as a large
part of the school children work In
the hop yards. Buildings are bttn
gotten Into good condition, and in
one department at lasl, that of
science, in the high school, consider
able new equipment has been addd.
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