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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND. FEBRUARY 9, 1913.
1913 GRAPPLING AND
BOXING RULES OUT
Elimination of Toe Hold and
Limiting Bouts to 15 Min
NEW CLASS IS CREATED
J n Both Bra nchcs of Sport Ama
teur Athletic Cnlon Arranges
Contests for Men of
175 Pounds Weight.
The elimination of the toe hold, sus
pension of an athlete engaging In a
match of more than 15 minutes, Intro
duction of the one-bout match and the
addition of a 175-pound class, are the
Fallent wrestling; features of the 1913
rules of the Amateur Athletic Union.
The boxers also have another class for
competition, the 175-pound or. liglit-Jeavywetg-ht
The most drastic section of the new
rules for the government of amateur
wrestlers, at least s far as the North
west Is concerned. Is that prescribing
suspension for anyone engaging in a
natch of more than 15 minutes. Add
to this the elimination of the toe hold,
a. broad provision which gives the ,
referee unlimited sway, and you have
Under the rules of the Pacific North
4 west Association clubs as drafted for
Hierciuo. competitions, wrestlers are
rmtched for three bouts of 15 minutes
each,- best two In three falls to score a
victory. This rule really permits of
wrestling over an unlimited period, for
In the case of draws the men are to
tussle until a decision may be rendered.
3ut under the new ruling- no amateur
may grapple for longer than 15 minutes
In one match.
Referee May Deride.
As for the toe hold, which, along
"With the strangle, full Nelson and ham
mer lock. Is barred hereafter, the in
terpretation is left to the referee.
There Is no specific kind of toe hold;
the hold has numerous modifications.
The scope of the rule palpably is too
.broad, permitting a prejudiced official
to disqualify a contestant almost at
The old rules, as well as the new, em
powered the referee to break all holds
Which endanger life or limb. Evident
Jy the purpose of the officials was to
bar all holds likely to break bones,
And they sought to protect ankle and
3c nee by eliminating- the toe hold. But
tne effect may prove discouraging in
In both boxing and wrestling the
17o-pound class, variously called light
heavyweight and commission weight.
bas been introduced. This class -Is
feature of the Northwest interclub
competitions, but not of the annual
Another poundage change Is that
from 105 to 108 pounds in both boxing
and wrestling. L,dgar Frank, presi-
cnt of the Pacific Northwest Assoc. a
tlon and Indoor athletics, chairman of
Iultnomah Amateur Athletic - Club,
-rote to the National authorities ad
vocating the dropping- of the 105-pound
- class because of the immaturity of Its
members. Recognition or tins came in
the shape of a three-pound boost, which
Is not a material advance.
Bandages Are Barred.
The wrestling and boxing weights
How are: 108, 115. 125, 135. 145. 158,
175-pound and heavyweight eight in
stead of the customary seven.
Boxers are forbidden to use band-
zes of any kind hereafter, the ama
teur officials determining- to put a stop
to the heavy bandaging in emulation
of the professional fighting. This ap
plies to han!s. arms and head.
The changes In the mafleh periods, as
touched upon before, are: Wrestling
Preliminaries, from one six-minute and
two additional two-minute bouts to de.
termine a decision If one fall Is not se
cured, to one 10-minute bout: finals.
Ifrom two six-minute bouts and one of
three-minutes, to one 15-minute bout;
boxing three three-minute rounds,
with an extra one of two minutes to
deride a draw. Instead of the two three
minute rounds, one of four minutes,
and a fourth of two minutes to award
The wrestlers still go 10 minutes in
the preliminaries, or 15 minutes in the
finals, or to one fall, while the boxing
period is rut from 12 to 11 minutes. The
abolishment of the four-minute round
is commendable, but In the Northwest
boxing- has been in straight three-min-
tite rounds for several years.
Frank Will Awlt Explanation.
Mr. Frank has written to Secretary
Fulllvan, of the Amateur Athletic
Union, regarding the 15-niinute wrast-
Jing bout. Sevtitn !3 reads: "Any atn
Je who competes In a wrestling match
ir a longer period than the rules pre
r1be will be suspended." However,
2Wr. Frank holds that where all mem-
r-ers of an association agree upon a
different system for interclub matches,
the National ruling may be suspended.
Frank Is strongly opposed to the toe
hold section of the new ruls and will
endeavor to get a more explicit ex pi a
nation of the intention of the rule com
'mtttee on the subject.
and Hood Bottler is chairman of the
The Washington High School basket
ball team will return tonight from
Eugene, where they met and were de
feated by the University of Oregon
freshmen Friday evening.
Showing better team work in the sec
ond half in Its game with the Portland j
Academy basketball team, Friday after-
noon on the Academy floor, the Ore
gon City Hish School gained a 26-to-25
victory. During the first half Coach
Less men led, 13 to 4. .
PORTLAND MO TO KB OAT WHICH WON BEAUTIFUL CUP FOR RECORD MADE DOWN" COLUMBIA RIVER
FROM PORTLAND TO ASTORIA.
BOBBT GROOM, former Portland
twirler, says that Washington will
win the American League pennant next
season. He figures the Athletics as the
contenders if Alack unearths a "phen-
n' to assist his pitching staff.
Several Eastern newspapers are say
ing unkind things about the Amateur
Athletic Union. A Brooklyn paper, in
"tips to the A. A. U..M makes pointed
remarks about questionable athletic
George H. Brooke, now Pennsylvania
football coach, expects to place Penn
back on the schedule of Harvard and
The tallest battery afloat McConnell
and Sweeny. The heaviest baUery
Tesreau and Meyers.
Can Ty Cobb equal the mark of Hans I
Wagner? Wagner has led his league
eight times and has never batted below I
300. Ty, on the other hand, has topped
the sluggers of his organization six
Manager Griffith, of the Washington
team, has ordered his young twirlers to
report for duty on February 15. That
means next Saturday, so the season
opening is not so far off.
There are three Zlmmermans in fast
company Helnie, with the Cubs: Willie
with Brooklyn, and Eddie with New
ark. San Francisco has a fourth, and
who will say the company Is slower I
than at Aewark?
Roy Hartzell has notified Frank
Chance that he Is a candidate for sec
ond base on the Yankees. Cree, who is
named by Chance for the berth, says
Willie Keeler is the only professional
ball player who went through a cam
paign without once fanning.
"The greatest of all baseball slo
gans was "Tinker to Evers to j
Chance,' " writes Grantland Rice. "Of
that combination only Evers is left.
The next In order were: 'Walsh, now
pitching for the Sox.' 'Mathewson, now
pitching for the Giants' and 'Brown,
now pitching for the Cubs.' The last
fades out, with Tinker and Chance, and
Matty's day as a wrecking crew Is
about due to pass along to Tesreau."
"Add to the list,' continues Rice.
" 'Cobb pokes a double Into right
and Crawford drives him home. And
Wahoo Sam, the blngling barber. J
hasn t many laps to travel. But among
those echoes still doing duty we still
nave this: "Baker bits over the fence.
The greatest outfield could be picked
from those born in the South Cobb,
Speaker, Milan and Jackson.
Harvard's baseball nine has 30 game
on this year's schedule. The Crimson
opens against the world's champions,
the Boston Americans,, at Boston, on
April 8. The games with Yale close the
season as usual.
Harvard and Dartmouth have broken
In football Just as these Institutions did
in track athletics last Fall. The Crim
son schedule next Fall does not give
Dartmouth a look in. They first me
in 1822, meeting annually since 1883,
except In 1300, playing to close score;
and large crowds in later years. Har
vard is at outs with Pennsylvania, and
the breach promises to be Just as bitter
and last just as long as with Hanover.
Alleged ungentlemanly conduct of play
ers on the Dartmouth eleven Is
sponsible for the trouble.
Abe Langtry. secretary of the Amer
ican Bowling Congress, names the fol
lowing men on his Ail-American five
William Elwert. Toledo; Jim Blouin
Chicago; Jim Smith. New . York; Alex
ander Dunbar. New York, and Rob
Rolfe. Chicago. Langtry predicts that
600 five-man entries will be made for
the Toledo tourney, which starts Feb
; The Hill Military Academy gymna
Hum will be the scene of two basket
ball games between the Hill and Jewish
Boys" Athletic Club first and second
teams. The .Jewish hoys' first team
bas won 13 successive nam?. The
Jewish boys first and second quintets
will meet the St. Johns High School
tams Wednesday evening on the Jew
1th boys floor.
The Gregory Athletic Club basket
ball team won Its 12th victory, this
reason, by defeating the Columbus
Orays. 24 to 3, on the Columbus floor
Krlday evening. The Gregory quintet
would like to meet any 135-pound team
in the city.
The Brooklyn Athletic Club has de
cided that It will not have any wres
tling matches at the smoker Tuesday
night, but Instead will stage "seven
boxing bouts. Lin Powers, the Multno
mah Amateur Athletic Club 125-pound
boxer. will meet Al Roberts, of
Brooklyn, as headliner.
The newsboys basketball team won
Its seventh straight victory Friday,
when they defeated the Sell wood Y. M.
4 A. quintet, 24 to 15. The newsboys
team average is 115 pounds and would
like to hear from teams of the same
weighty Games ran be arranged by
CHllmg Marshall 3783 nd asking fur
The Christian Brothers Business Col
lege basketball team will meet the
"Mount AnFel five next Saturday on the
Christian Brothers' floor in a return
frame. The local team lost to the Mount
Angel team recently at Mount Angel.
"Local employes of the Harriman lines
"have organ tzed a baseball team, and
hope to tour the Northwest and meet
all fast amateur teams. Sol Richard
aon was elected manager of the team
Minnesota hunters would make It un
lawful for unnaturalized foreign -born
residents to hunt In that state. This is
expected to lessen the number of fatal!
ties due to careless shooting.
At a recent referendum vote taken
by the Grand Circuit officials, 65 out
of 65 voted in favor of the three-heat,
every -hea t-a-race. system of harness
racing. The old three-ln-five heat plan
is becoming unpopular and is sure to
die soon. It means a saving of horses
and early dinners for patrons.
A petition asking that the A. A. U.
reinstate Jim Thorpe because of his
ignorance of amateur etiquette when
he played "pro" baseball, was circulated
in Yonkers. N. Y., just hefore the Indian
slcned a contract with the New York
Giants. Nearly 1000 signatures were
secured in a few hours. f
John Geggis, employed in the billiard-room
of the Boston Athletic Asso
I n n " T"-
Dr. U. J. Sweetland, Jr.. tVII
lamett l' Diversity Coach, Who
Was Considered Fen syl
van! a Prospect,
elation since 1887, has been voted a
pension for long and faithful service.
K is 61 years old.
The International League baseball
schedule will not be -released In Mon
treal ahead of time this season. The
Montrtal club was fined '$200 last year
when enterprising newspaper men
printed the contents of the schedule
ahead of time, and this year the pa
pers have been placed in a safety de
posit- vault until the date of release.
"Pat Dwyer, the former Pennsyl
vania center, has been signed to coach
Georgetown University for 191S. Al
though he weighed only 150 pounds,
Dwyer forced Germany Schultz, the
Michigan 250-pounder and one of the
greatest centers In' the West, to leave
the field before the end oX a game.
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i Interest Keen in Bout With
Kid Williams for Secondary
M'FARLAND GO WATCHED
III SYSTEM TRIED
National Trotting Association
Agrees to New District.
ENTRY FEES ARE REVISED
Salem Session Fails to Set Dates,
Owing to Uncertainty Regarding
State Fair, . but Portland
Meet Is Probability.
Turf protests and disputes in the Pa
cific Northwest hereafter will be aired
before a home tribunal. At the Salem
meeting of fair officials Friday the Na
tional Trotting Association agreed to
the creation of a new district, the Pa
cific Northwestern, and from this time
on harness affairs in the Northwest will
be run entirely separate from the Cali
This drastic action, together with the
decision to give the every-heat-a-race
system a thorough trial during 1913,
conspired to make the session of horse
men at the State Capitol one or tne
most important In years. There has
always been trouble in the old Coast
district, and the appointment of a
Northwestern board to govern the new
district Is expected to be Its solution.
Both V. H. Gocher. secretary of the
National Trotting Association, and W.
H. Knight, secretary of the American
Trotting Association, were present.
Knight favored a retention of the for
mer three-ln-five heat procedure, but.
as the Northwest is controlled by the
National body. It was decreed that at
least 60 per cent of alt races in the
Northwest must be run under the
three-heat, very-heat-a-race scheme.
Another change of considerable im
portance- was voted In by the fair man
agers, that relating to the payment of
entry money by the horse owners.
Hereafter, instead of paying 6 per cent
at time of entry into the early closing
events, with another S deducted from
the winnings, only 3 per cent will be
taxed before the race, the balance of
per cent being mulcted from the
purse money. This 3 per cent, too, will
come in easy installments. 1 per cent
May 1, 1 per cent June 15 and 1 per
cent August 15.
In the late closing events the former
o-and-5 system will prevail.
This makes it much easier on the
horsemen." said John McClintock, edi
tor of the Pacific Horse Review, last
night. Mr. McClintock. A. C 1ohmire,
president of the Riverside Driving Club,
and Dr. A. J. Smith, secretary, were
the Portland representatives.
Whether or not Portland is to have
a week of racing the coming Fall is
still problematical, but the chances ap
pear excellent. No definite dates were
awarded at Salem, because of the un
certainty of the dates for the Oregon
State Fair at Salem. Mr. McClintock
believes that Salem will decide upon
the week of September 29 to October 4,
which case Portland. If the Country
Club Is still intact, will hold a speed
carnival the preceding week, Septem
ber 22 to 27.
If these dates are chosen, Portland
will have to compete with Walla
Walla, and Salem with North Yakima.
Portland, however, will be In line for
the California horses, as the Sacra
mento Fair is scheduled for the week
f September 13 to 20, under the recent
revision. Pleasanton Is billed for Sep
tember 22 to it: Santa Rosa for Sep-
ember 29 to October 4, and Fresno
October S to 11.
The prospective lineups of Js'ortn
Htnrn dates is, therefore, as follows:
Vancouver, B. C, September 1-6; Se
attle, September 8-13: Vancouver. Sep
tember (-13; Spokane, September 15-
20: Walla Walla, September 22-27
Portland, September 22-27; North Yak
lma, September 2D to October 4; Salem,
September 29 to October 4.
VEX1CE BAI.1, PARK IS AFLOAT
iiogan May Have to Seek New Field
on Which to Train.
IXDS ANGELES, Feb. S. (Special.)
From now until after the rainy season
is over the Venicft Baseball club (Ho
pan's) will have troubles all its own.
The new park at the seaside is the
main cause for this forecast.
A man coming here from Venice to
day reported that the park being laid
for the use. of the baseball team ap
pears afloat. He says the water gath
ers quickly and does not drain off,
even within a reasonable length of
Some of the wood being used to erect
a fence around the grounds and for
other building purposes was afloat to
day. The ground, which has just been
freshly plowed, has caused small ponds
to be formed in many places.
It Is not so bad now, as the Venice
team does not want to do its Spring
training yet, but in March the men are
scheduled to work out on their new
diamond. As it generally rains con
siderable In March. Hogan will have a
hard time if he tries to use the beach
Hogan was out hunting mushrooms
today, and It was hinted that he had
visited Venice in his quest for the
edibles, but he denied this.
RACER Wl TROPHY
Silver Cup to Be Presented to
George W. Kendall.
ASTORIA JEWELER DONOR
EAST LIKES SWEETLAND
'VESSSY' CONSIDERS COACH AT
Good Record of Mentor at Salem
School Attracts Quaker State.
Brooke Finally Chosen.
Presentation to Be Made at House
Party of Portland Motorboat
Club . on February 1 3 Fast
Time Is ' Made by Sylph.
George W. Kendall, vice commodore-
elect of the Portland Motorboat Club,
will be presented with a beautiful sil
ver trophy donated by the Donnerberg
Jewelry Company of Astoria as a re
ward for winning the Portland-to-Astoria
motorboat race last Fall with
his Sylph. The presentation of the
trophy will be made at a home party
to be held by the Ladies' Auxiliary of
the Portland Motorboat Club on Feb
The Charmale was the only other
motorboat to enter the race and de
veloped engine trouble after entering
the Columbia River, but managed to
finish the race. The actual time that
flapsed from the time the Sylph
started on her 100-mile race from
Portland to Astoria was three hours
29 minutes, but owing to the fact
that Mr. Kendall was compelled to re
place a valve spring, which delayed
his run 184 minutes, the actual run
ning time was three hours 11 minutes.
Mr. Kendall decided to-race the boat
back to Portland from Astoria and de
spite the fact that he was compelled
to run against strong current, he made
the trip in the remarkable time of
New York Displays Eagerness t
See Heavy Lightweights Battle.
Cyclone Johnny Thompson Is
Gaining Weight Rapidly.
BY JAMES H. CASSELU
While the little fellows are seldom
numbered among the financiers of the
"ing, and their mills fall to figure In
he list of 10 greatest gale receipt bat
tles, more than ordinary interest is at
tached to the Kid Williams-Eddie Cam.
:i bout of next Wednesday at Vernon.
The lad who emerges victorious from
:hls 20-round bantamweight encounter
:nay be the next champion of the world
Those who have been keeping i
watchful eye on Champion Johnny Cou
Son and his performances for the past
rear say that he Is slipping. His
mends declare that he merely over
worked himself and went stale. But
the fact remains that Kid Williams out
pointed him in 10 rounds at New York
cn October 16. Hence the interest in
the Vernon scrap.
Tim McGrath, the versatile manager
of campl. says that his boy is the com
intr bantamweight king, and Los An
geles fans back up Tim's prophecy to
the extent of establishing the iilsn
Frenchman on an even-money betting
basis with the Dane No matter who
wins, the victor Is entitled to a match
with Coulon, and will get it sooner or
Kid Williams, whose reaT name Is
John Kutenko, will not be 20 years old
until December 5, according to the rec
ord books, but has eneaged In nearly
60 fights, and won 36 of them on knock
outs. Eddie Campl. or Eddie De Cam
pus, will be 20 on July 4. and has been
In more than B0 flRhts. scoring 1
knockout victories. Campl started in
fighting In 1908. while the lad from
Copenhagen, Denmark, first stepped
into the rlns In 1910.
Strange to say, these two title con
tenders will battle for a chance to meet
Coulon on the 24th anniversary of the
Packey McFarland and Jack Brltton
will not battle for a championship, If
they meet in New York on March 7,
but It's an even bet that as much In
terest will be evinced In the mill as thfc
ordinary championship affair.
McFarland and Brltton. both hailing
from Chicago, are generally rated as
the best lightweights of the day, i you
can style them lightweights. Neither
is likely ever to wear the lightweight
crown, for the task of making 133
pounds ringside, or even 135 pounds
Just before clamoring through the
ropes, seems an Impossible task for
But lightweights or welters, few are
so strong in their partfzanshlp as to
contend that these two Chicagoans are
not the cleverest and best fighters of
their weight in the world.
A 10-round, no-declsion bout Is not a
thing of joy to the enthusiast looking
for decisive ring ciasnes, DUt wnen
these two get together look for the
greatest fight in years, and a crowd
which will tax the seating capacity of
any New York club, and cause another
scandal similar to that which marked
the Rivers-Cross bout.
Cyclone Johnny Thompson, who as
pires to the light heavyweight cham
pionship, is a poundage freak. This
veteran fighter, who will be 37 years
old on June 20. started fighting In 1902
as a lightweight. He continued a light
weight until he went to Australia, more
than a year ago, and then began to fill
out at an alarming rate.
Johnny was scheduled to fight
Hughle Mehegan, and posted a weight
forfeit for 133 pounds. He worked
hard, but a week before the fight'
weighed 140 pounds. Realizing his in
ability to make the lightweight limit,
Johnny quit training, forfeited his
money and entered the ring weighing
Ha then turned miaaieweigni. oui
soon after returning home discovered
that he could not make 158 pounds,
and at present is a light heavyweight,
tipping the scales at 175 pounds.
Jim Flynn had a similar experience,
but one not so marked. He was min
gling with middles not so long ago, but
found the going strenuous, with few
opponents, and decided to buna up,
Soon he weighed 16a pounds, then lit),
and when he met Johnson vibrated
the beam, at 190 pounds.
While no definite date has been an
nounced, a Bombardier Welis-I.uthe
McCarty fight seems imminent, the bi.r
chaps to meet in New York in Maro i
or April. The match should be a goo-l
one. despite the easy victory scored by
Al Falser over the Kriton not long age.
Wells has Improved wonderfully In tlie
last year, according to all reports,
while McCarty. though not a Corhett,
Jeffries or Fltzslnimons. may take his
place among the greatest within a year
While McCarty Is the topic, it might
be well to say that I.uther has no
Indian blood In Ms veins, despite the
highly colored yarns to that effect.
"Lute" was born at White Horse Can
yon. In Nebraska. 21 years ago. of
Irish-Scotch parentage. If his dad's
testimony is to be relied upon. Mc
Carty senior traveled around as an
Indian medicine man. hence the ease
with which the redskin "dope" slipped
Into the records.
San Francisco writers are beginning
to give Gunboat Smith a rating among
the heavyweight championship possi
bilities. A year ago he was a rank
dub. with a faint heart, but now, after
a Feries of victories over men of fair
caliber, they think he will bear watch
ing. Despite the almost unanimous opin
ion of the critics that Rivers would
have knocked Leach Cross out in a few
more rounds at New York, the dental
fistic exponent says he would be glad
to meet the Mexican over the 20-round
route. However, as he was a little too
free with derogatory remarks concern
ing California after his first trip West,
there is little chance of Cross securing
an oimortunity to go 20 rounds with
Roy Cougar is the name of a light
weight at Cody, Wyo. Cougar is said
to fight harder than Oie animal of
that name when cornered, combining
fierce attacks with a punch fully up to
the Fltzsimmons standard. He has been
walloping every one In sight in that
region, and may invade California soon.
W1XDXACLE AWAITING WORD
Runner Who Quit Oregon Tniverslty
to Go lo Cornell Soon.
Vere Wlndnaglo", holder of the half
mile const intcrscholastlc track record,
arrived In Portland yesterday from Eu
gene, where he was attending the Uni
versity of Oregon. Windnagle will re
main In Portland until he receives
word from Cornell I'nivcrslty. where
lie hopes to take up electric engineec
lng and .represent the si-hool on tl
freshman track and field team this
"My short stay at the University of
Oregon may cause some persons t
think I was not .'reated right, or thut
some other matter came up that caused
my leaving school so suddently, but, as
a matter of fact, I had applied for ad
mittance to Cornell months ago," said
"If I make the freshman track team
I will run again Ted Meredith, holder
of the world's half-mi!; record. Don
McLaren, the former WaFhin.ton High
School hlsh jumper and hurdler. Is at
tending Cornell, and writes me that lie
Is getting along fine, and may make
the freshman track team this year.
"While at the University of Oregon
r was given the best of treatment, and
ihould I feci that I liked the University
of Oregon better than Cornell. Coach
Hayward can look for my returning to
school In time enough to try and take
part in the Oregon track meet."
Should Windnagle make the fresh
man team he will be given pointers by
Captain John Paul Jones, of Cornell
varsity track and field team, who holds
the world's record for the mile.
GIRL SWIMMERS TO APPEAR
Portland and San Francisco Voun
Woinen at Panlages.
Miss Vivian Marshall, champion wo
man swimmer of Oregon and former
member of Multnomah Amateur Ath
letic Club, will make her vaudevllla de
but before her Portland friends and
admirers at the Pantages Theater to-'
morrow afternoon, appearing with
Miss Nellie Schmidt, the San Francisco
girl who swam around the Seal Rocks
in record time, in a fancy diving and
The clrls started their vaudeville net
at Spokane several weeks ago, and
made a hit from the start. Last week
they attracted much attention at Ta
conia. Miss Marshall, who Is a pupil of
Arthur Cavill, and gives him the credit
for her aquatic skill, making a sen
sational 75-foot dive from a bridge in
Commencement Bay. The fire dive.
which she first made at Gearhart and
later presented at Multnomah Club, Is
Miss Marshalls feature In the act.
Members of the women's class at
Multnomah Club are planning to glvn
Miss Marshall, a royal reception in
Portland, occupying a section of the
lower floor at one of the first per-x
Miss Marshall is the daughtnr of
R A. Marshall, a Portland contractor.
Her mother is accompanying her on
Dr. G. J. Sweetland. Jr., the veteran
athletic coacn of Willamette Univer
sity, was among those considered for three hour! 20 minutes and 22 seconds.
the football coaching at the Univer
slty of Pennsylvania, according to
Philadelphia newspaper. George Brooke,
Swarthmore coach, was officially
named a few days ago at a salary of
This Is the job for which the friends
of Coach Dobie, of Washington, were
noisily boosting the Seattle mentor.
Strangely enough. Dobfe and Dr. Sweet
land coached rival institutions back in
North Dakota a few years ago, Dobie
being at the State Agricultural Col
lege at Fargo and Dr. Sweetland at
tne State University at Grand Forks.
In his for years at the University of
North Dakota the famous Willamette
coach had remarkable success, winning
the state championship three successive
seasons 1904, 1905 and 1906 and de
feating the Aggies three games In
four, although the farmers had been
winning regularly for several years
prior to his regime. Dobie's Imported
ringers. Including Eakins, Muckleton,
Cutting and Jack Marks, caused the
In 1907 Coach Sweetland's eleven wal.
loped the University of South Dakota
by the overwhelming tjore of 26 to ti,
the Southerners being coached by Ju
reau, now leader of the champion Uni
versity of Wisconsin squad.
After leaving North Dakota rn 1907,
Dr. Sweetland coached the Everett
Highs In Washington, losing but one
game. He has 'been athletic director
of football, basketball, baseball and
track at Willamette University for the
past four years and has had remarkable
success with only mediocre material.
He Is also on the faculty.
Willamette has won the Northwest
ern non-conference championship every
year since he assumed charge.
Dr. Sweetland's first coaching expe
rience was gained at lshpeming, Mich.,
where he won the Wolverine, state
championship for three successive sea
sons, 1901. 1902 and 1902.
At a meeting of the members of the
Portland Motorboat Club tomorrow
night at the clubhouse, the reorganiza
tion of the club will come up for dls
cussion. The members of the club fa
vor giving up their articles of incor
poration. . thus doing away with the
corporation and other taxes.
"The Portland Motorboat Club is not
a business organization, but the club's
object is to promote interest in aquatic
sporis, said lieorge J. Kelly, who is
a member on the site committee. "As
we are not organized for profit, but
for social purposes, we do not con
sider It necessary to continue the pres
ent corporation. We will probably re
organize under another law that pro
vides for the forming of associations
not organized for mercenary games."
The committee assigned to look for
a new site on which the new Portland
Motorboat Clubhouse will be built will
be heard. The committee has a num
ber of good places suitable for the
home of the new club, but the price
asked for the ground is too high.
George Klnnear, fleet captain of the
Portland Motorboat Club, and El wood
Wiles will represent the club at the
meeting of the American Powerboat
Association, which meets In New York
Tiro Soccer Games Scheduled.
The Oregon Soccer League schedule
calls for two games today, one be
tween the St. Johns and Cricketers and
another between Portland "Heights and
the South Portland teams. Both games
will be played on the Columbus field,
the first game starting at 2 o'clock.
PORTLAKD MARKSMA1V MAKES
GOOD RECORD IN SHOOT
ST. LOUIS. Shuyler Brltton. of
Cleveland, husband of Helens Hath
away Robinson Brltton, owner of the
St. Louis Nationals, was elected presi
dent of the club today.
S. J. Clifford.
When S. J. Clifford, a member
of the Portland Revolver Club,
failed to make the team in the
21 and 22 matches against the
Columbus and Philadelphia tearis,
it marked his first failure to gain
a position on the Portland team
since the opening of the United
States Revolver Association
League last November. The local
club shoots a match every week
and on some occasions engages in
two matches. Between 10 and 15
men take part In every shoot and
the five men making the highest
score in every match gain a post- .
tlon on the team. This is Cllf- '
ford's first year with the Portland
gun club and he holds the record
for ti beginner for making the
team the greatest number of con
Telegraphic Sport Briefs
WASHINGTON The United States
indoor rifle shooting team record
was tied by the Warren, Pa., team this
week, with a score of 996 out of a pos
sible 1000. In the Western League
Cleveland leads with five straight wins.
WASIUNGTON,-The Eastern Inter
collegiate Rifle League is still a triple
tie between Columbia, Harvard and
Massachusetts "Aggies." In the West,
ern League, Iowa and West Virginia
are tied for first place.
CINCINNATI. Player E. G. Bhors
was ordered reinstated by the National
Baseball Commission here upon the
payment of a fine of (25. Shore was a
member of the New York National
League team. The request of player
Herbert V. Juul. of the Columbus club
of the American Association, to be de
clared -a free agent was dismissed. -
CHICAGO. Politicians returning
from the Inauguration of Governor
Dunne, said the outlook was favorable
for passing a boxing bill at the pres
ent session of the Legislature. Chicago
followers of pugilism are confident
they will have boxlne in a short time.
CHICAGO. President Murphy and
Manager Evers, of the Chicago National
League baseball club, before leaving
for New York to attend the schedule
meeting of the league next week, said
they hoped to complete a number of
trades and arrange for the return of
Orval Overall to pitch the coming season.
SAN DOWN PARK. England. J. R.
Fell's Hlghbridge, the only American
steeplechaser In training for the Grand
National at Liverpool next month, was
second to the favorite. Glen Heston, in
the Prince of Wales handicap steeple
chase here. This was the American
PHILADELPHIA. The Philadelphia
American ' League Club announces that
it has signed Louis Brummerhof, a
pitcher who is playing Winter ball st
New Orleans. Brummerhof played witli
the Bristol. Tenn.. club lust season.
NEW YORK. Entries' of several
competitors in the Olympic games at
Stockholm last season have been
received by the Amateur Athletic Union
for the American track and field cham
pionships to be held In Madison Square
Garden March S, Secretary Sullivan
announced. Among the entries are
Howard P. Drew. Hannes Kolehmalnen,
Russell Beatty, Lawrence Whitney, Ben
Sherman. Ben Adams and Harry