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THE SUNDAY OREGONTAN. PORTLAND, DECEMBER 7. 1919.
SWIM WORLD EYES
' OLYMPIC CONTESTS
Divers Only Hope Portland
Has for Antwerp.
BURDEN RESTS ON WOMEN
Constance Meyer and Thelma
Payne Depended On to Show
in Western Tryouts.
BY HARRY EDDAS.
Preparations and talk of the coming-
Olympics are holding the atten
tion of the swimming world at pres
ent. The announcement that the
American team would sail for Ant
werp in July and that the games
would last about four weeks, com
mencing about the middle of August,
was made during the week. The
American committee met with the
Belgian director of sports at New
York and the matter was gone over
Turning the Olympic spotlight on
Portland for possible swimmers at
the games, it is found that on Con
stance Meyer and Thelma Payne,
Multnomah club's diving champions,
Portland must depend solely for
recognition. Miss Payne is the pres
ent national diving champion, while
Mrs. Meyer is the former title holder,
and is still considered one of the
greatest diving stars in the country.
These two divers will, without a
doubt, be entered in the western try
outs for the American women's team
at the games.
In the peerless Norman Ross Port
land will always find glory, even
though he wears the suit of an alien
club. Ross is astounding the world
by his aquatic feats of the present
year and should be in top notch form
to uphold the American standard at
Louis Balbach, one of the greatest
divers in the whole country, at pres
ent attending school in New York,
has signified his intentionof enter
ing the eastern tryouts for the over
seas swimming team. Balbach, at
present diving unattached in eastern
circles, is showing the boys of the
east a few new tricks in fancy div
ing. If Louis places, and there are
many already conceding him a place,
then Portland will be well repre
sented. There is not a swimmer in Portland
showing speed enough to be entered
even in the western tryouts. Ethel
Knowles of the Multnomah club is
practically the fastest woman swim
mer in the northwest, but it is doubt
ful if she will enter the tryouts.
The coast will contribute quite a
string of stars for the games, promi
nent among whom are Stubby Kruger,
Clarence Lane, Frances Cowells
Schroth. Dorothy Burns, Claire Gal
lian Finney, Clyde Swendson and
Billy "Williams. George Cunha, a
product of the coast, more than likely
will be among those answering the
rollcall. Warren Kealoha, Hawaii's
new swimming phenom, Duke Kaha
namoku and Ludy Langer will repre
sent the islands.
Miss Elizabeth Becker of the Phila
delphia Turngemeinde gets first
honors of being crowned a champion
for the 1920 season. A few Cays ago"
she won the middle Atlantic states
fancy diving title. She displayed re
markable skill and versatility and the
manner in which she executed high
scoring dives convinced experts pres
'ent that she will be a hard rival to
beat in the national title diving event.
Time made by the swimmers of
Europe over the various distances
is sure to draw the interest of the
fans at this time. In the 100 meters
for the championship of Belgium,
Paul Coco, made it in 1:06 4-5 recently.
Aileen Riggin and Helen Wain
wright, the tiny New York mermaid;,
at'e out of the swimming affairs by
the recent 14-year-old ruling cover
ing female swimmers in A. A. U.
competition. Both of the girls, the
greatest mermaids of their age the
game ever produced, are but 13. Miss
Wainwright finished a close third in
the national diving events for women
this year and won a place in the
Metropolitan diving meet. Miss Rig
gin competed against the Australian
mermaids and has won reveral medals
in races from 50 to the 880 yards.
Bessie Ryan of Philadelphia, title
holder of the 50 and 220-yard titles,
lias taken up light training having
but recently recovered from the effect
of a fractured ankle bone.
a a a
Emil Vodjansky, one of the fastest
swimmers Multnomah ever had, is to
stage a comeback shortly. Vodjansky
has traveled quite a bit among the
swimming colony of the coast and
knows what the other boys can do,
and. knowing this, will train the
Norman Rosa failed to get away
from Honolulu on the third as sched
uled. After a lengthy delay over the
non-appearance of his passports, the
steamship company announced its in
ability to accommodate him on the
steamer leaving on that date. The
next sailing for Sydney, Australia,
whither he is bound, will be on De
a a a
Contrary to expectations, no an
nouncement of the date of the Oregon
state swimming and diving cham
pionships has as yet been made. The
event is usually held the latter part
of January or early February. Much
outside competition will be offered
Multnomah club swimmers, according
to local Bwimmers who are training
for the events.
W'HITE SOX MANAGER BUST
Kitl Gleason Is Wasting So Time
Kid Gleason. manager of the much
ly wrought up Chicago White Sox
is wasting no time. He is working
on a couple of reals by which he
hopes to obtain hurlers who will
strengthen his pitching staff. This
is the one point where the Pale Hose
can stand a good deal of bolstering,
It is said Eddie Ker. already has
put his name on a 1920 contract. The
only other effective moundmen are
Lefty Williams and Eddie Cicotte.
And Kddie has lasted & much longer
time than the average tosser. It's
almost a cinch that he can't go on
J5o it is easily seen why Gleason
is doing so much hustling this win
Coast Lengue Magnates After Men.
The various Coast league magnates
and managers who went east with
the declared intention of acquiring
lot of ballplayers from major league
clubs are back home again, but so
far none of them has indicated that
he succeeded in landing a player of
any caliber. Also Charley Graham s
plan to have some major league clvb
train with his San Fratrcisco team
at Fresno seems now to have fallen
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SMALL GUN IS POPULAR
SUCCESS SCORED WITH
Records Made With Midget Shooter
Indicate Popularity With Trap-
Possibly the most remarkable, and
most interesting, shooting on the re
cent tour of the "Winchester shooting
team was that accomplished with the
little .410 gauge gun.
This shotgun, about the sire of a
broom splint in the hands of the
giants of the team, proved that if it
was pointed right it would break the
targets. The members of the team
shot it in three exhibitions daily, at
small targets thrown from the small
stationary trap, at small targeta
thrown from a hand trap and at tar
gets thrown from the regulation trap.
The gun was made for shooting at
targeta thrown from the stationary
and hand traps, the idea being to en
courage shooting among boys, girls
and women, for there is absolutely no
kick with the weapon, but the mem
bers of the team decided to shoot at
ten regulation targets every day to
see what they could do with the gun.
They figured that if they broke 50
per cent they would be doing well.
John Taylor, who was high, averaged
close to 70 per cent, and Mrs. Topper-
wein, who was low, was just a wee
bit under CO per cent. Of the 310 tar
gets shot at Taylor broke 207; Spen
cer, 205; Hawkins, 1S7; Bills. 184; Mrs.
Topperwein, 174. It wants to be
noted that not one of these shooters
ever handled the gun before the be
ginning of the tour.
Each member of the team broke one
string of ten straight with the ex
ception of Spencer. His best string
was nine. At Benton, 111., the team
broke 41 out of 50, the best score on
Taylor had four scores of 9 and
Bills and Spencer two each. Spencer
had ten scores of 8; Taylor, 4: Bills. 3;
Hawkins and Mrs. Topp, 2 each. Haw
kins had 13 scores of 7; Taylor. 7:
Spencer, 6; Bills, 5, and Mrs. Topp, 4.
Mrs. Topp had eight scores of 6; Bills,
i; Spencer, 5; Hawkins and Taylor, 4
each. Mrs. Topp had nine scores of 5,
Taylor, 8: Bills, 6; Spencer, 4; Haw
kins, 3. Mrs. Topp had six scores of
4; Hawkins, 7; Bills, 4: Spencer. 3:
Taylor, 2. Bills had three scores of 3
and Mrs. Topp, Hawkins and Spencer
had one each. Taylor had one score
There isn't any question but this
gun is going to be popular, for after
the exhibition in the various cities
hundreds of women expressed a desire
to try tne gun and Mrs. Toppenwein
gave instruction to the women as
long as the shells held out.
He followed the Tale crowd back
to New Haven. .
(Signed) KIPP HERRING.
(Picker of the all-Eskimo football
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GRID BATTLE BETWEEN BEST
AND WORST TEAMS PROPOSED
Center College-Baldwin-Wallace Game Suggested as Contest Beyond
Realm of Football Dopesters.
EW TORK, Dec. 6. As a fitting
climax to the most erratic foot
ball season of modern times, one
might suggest a game between Center
College of Danville, Ky., and Baldwin
Wallace of Berea, Ohio. This engage
ment would be absolutely dope-proof,
for if Center is one of the best teams
in the country Baldwin-Wallace is
unquestionably one of the worst. By
way of drawing a striking, though
possibly odious, comparison, the rec
ords of this' ill-assorted couple are
offered to date.
95 Hanover ....
12 Indiana .....
57 St. Xavler. . .
49 Virginia ....
14 W. Virginia..
56 Kentucky ...
58 De Pauw
O Akron ......
0 W. Reserve..
0 Heidelberg ..
O Ohio U
O Hiram ......
408 16 O 353
Baldwin-Wallace is an obscure
Methodist Institution which made its
football debut in 1916. At that time
not more than 75 of her students were
eligible to play and only once since
then has this number been increased.
In 1918 a students' army training
corps was organized and the eligible
list was increased to 254. Baldwin
Wallace had a great season that year,
winning four and tying one of the
nine games played and scoring 74
points to its opponents' 88. After the
war the student enrolment shrunk to
normal figures again and at the out
break of the current season there
were only 70 eligibles t try for the
Center, incidentally, is not a team
of gaints. Only two of Charley
Moran's regular workers top the scale
at more than 180 pounds, and his
first-string center one Weaver
weighs only 155. Their weight, as
announced for last week's engagement
with De Pauw, are: Bell, left end,
163; Montgomery, left tackle, 210: Van
Antwerp, left guard, 180; Weaver,
center, 155; Cregor, right guard. 170;
James, right tackle, 170; Snoddy, right
end, 175: Captain McMillan, quarter
back, 180; Armstrong, left halfback.
158; Davis, right halfback, 154, and
Roberts, fullback, 193.
They have speed to burn, however,
most of them being eterans of Cen
ter's 1917 and 1918 elevens, and their
play is directed by one of the shrewd
est quarterbacks of the year "Bo"
McMillan. A leading authority, who
officiated in the Center-West Vir
ginia game, declares that McMillan
is an "all" man and that Fullback
"Red" Roberts is just about as good.
It was this pair that manufactured
forward passes with which West Vir
ginia was beaten, some of McMillan's
heaves going 30 or 35 yards to where
Roberts waited to receive them.
A Louisville observer, who has seen
CORVALLIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
McCala, W. Kaads. Williams. Captaia "Bob" Ball.' Balrd, Toiler, Scherer, Covrll, Cralae, Hatch.
Martin, C. Ranlligs, Sevens, Clark Rawliags. Briggs, Schubert, C. Kaads.
CHAMPION WHO FINISHED BECKETT IN ONE ROUND.
WffLL AS ANY
-THAT uso T ENGLISH ICfitS
the Center eleven in most of its games
this season, says of McMillan:
"McMillan never gets excited in di
recting his plays. He goes over the
situation calmly, selects the proper
play, calls his signals, and then the
boys go through with it. McMillan
never seems to be in a hurry to get
the play started, but once a Center
back gets his hands on the ball the
speed begins. When McMillan carries
the ball himself he never seems to be
going faster than a 'dog-trot, never
seems to extend himself. He always
gives you the idea that if he would
really cut loose and run as fast as he
could nothing could stop him. He
runs easily, shifting from side to side,
dodging, twisting and turning, escap
ing tackier after tackier.
"There were two plays in the Center-Kentucky
state game which go to
show how cool McMillan is under fire.
The first forward pass of the game,
before Center had scored, found Mc
Millan standing behind bis own line
with state forwards charging down
upon him and no place to throw the
ball. Center men were covered. So
McMillan tucked the ball under his
arm, ran away from the charging
Wildcats, then stopped and hurled the
ball to Roberts, who had gotten
"The next one was the last play of
the game. Center had the ball in mid
field. McMillan asked how much time
was left and some one shouted 'ten
seconds.' He ' wanted to make 50
points against State and he had time
to get only one more play under way i Hamllne, Carleton. Macalester, St.
before the whistle blew. And he was! Thomas, St. Olaf. Gustavus Adolphus.
50 yards from the goal line. There South Dakota university. North Da
was only one play that could possibly kota university, Morningslde college,
bring a touchdown and that was a I St. John's college. North Dakota Ag
long forward pass. So McMillan called gies, Fargo college. South Dakota State
his signals speedily, got the play un- , and South Dakota Wesleyan. Ripon,
der way, and the rest was easy. Whit-
nell run a mile down the field, turned
and speared McMillan's 40-yard hurl,
and . went over the goal line un
molested." New Football Wrinkle Discovered.
". Because of the mistake of the
Princeton substitute who replaced the
wrong man and enabled Harvard to
tie the Tigers, the Princeton football
heads wanted the officials in the
Tale-Princeton game to permit them
to send out written instructions with
each substitute. The instructions
would read "Smith replaces Brown
at position." In this way the
officials would see that the substi
tute did not replace the wrong man.
The request was refused.
Downey to Box Rostan.
PEORIA, 111., ' Dec. 6. Bryan
Downey, the Columbus . battler, has
been signed for a ten-round bout be
fore the Peoria Fans' association with
Navy Rostan of Joliet here on Decem
ber 9. Rostan is now training in Chi
cago. TEAM CLAIMANTS OF THE STATE
rtfC GON6 tlAN$
Pi CUT' AV
VVAS THROUGH ffAtff-
a& BCFofte. Kerr
TANK MEN PLAN MEET
Northwest Intercollegiate Contests
Part of Programme for
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Dec. 6. If
present plans of Swimming Instructor
Cbauncey Hyatt of the Minneapolis
Athletic club reach the realm of cer
tainty the club tank will be the scene
of many big swimming meets during
the coming months.
The club already has staged aquatic
carnivals for its junior and senior
members. On December 12 the high
schools of the state will participate in
a big meet, and January 12 will be the
date on which the Central A. A. U.
championships will be held. To this
choice list of select swimming attrac
tions will be added the Central and
National A. A. U. meet on February
13. Hyatt is assured of the Central
event and announced yesterday that
Minneapolis will be sure to witness
one of the National A. A. T7. meets.
These attractions, however, will not
close the season, for Hyatt is planning
to stage a northwest intercollegiate
swimming meet, to be participated in
by the universities and colleges of
Minnesota, North and South Dakota.
Such a meet would be the first one
of its kind and a decided boost to the
swimming game in this section of the
country, it is believed. While the
proposition is only in its infancy, the
following colleges will be sounded as
to their willingness to enter teams in
the event: University of Minnesota.
.'River Falls normal and Ja -rosse nor
mal of Wisconsin may also be in
Medals would be awarded to win
ners, and "the event would prove the
biggest swimming attraction of 1919
20 season in the northwest.
THERE was a time when a nation
wide baseball strike would have
caused a large ripple on the surface
of public life. But nowadays the
public hasn't any time for side shows.
Thorpe, Calac, Guyon.
Sing a song of sixpence.
Pockets full 'of rye.
Coets you more than sixpence now
If you're inclined to buy.
The fact that a professional foot
ball game can draw 10,000 cash cus
tomers on a story afternoon demon
strates that the sport has been
THAT AS 7?f5CNCC tff
Yhc, sa. would
Be. a DCTHiieAiT
7b JtcirscYs FbfuRc
populace. The rules committee will
now get together and remancle the
Maxima of Meadaciana.
By doing nothing we learn to do nil.
M ua I n a of m Mia nth rope
Give losers leave to squawk.
The victory of Syracuse over Col
gate merely serves to prove that the
Orange stick is mightier than the
Dairy's Daily Deflnitioa.
Prohibition (noun) A revenue cut
"Athletics to Play Cards in Spring'
carols a contemporary caption. We
harbored the hallucination ' that the
average ballbooter played 'em all the
No. Adenoid, we never heard the
vile concoction now being dispensed
surreptitiously as whisky referred to
as woodrow alcohol.
Reverse Kaarliah. . .
Pat A tap.
Benny Leonard, the Gibson boy. is
reported to have signed a contract
to appear in motion pictures. As we
say in the "profession," the leading
man of the lightweights should prove
Princeton may not have beaten Tale
by sheer strength, but the Tigers ceu-
tatnely possessed Scherer power.
Jock Malone and Lester White.
Tough and Tender
CICOTTE'S COW FOOLS EDDIE
Hurler Surprised by Durham Calf
From Holstein Bossy.
Kddie Cicotte has gained some re
nown as a flinger and incidentally
has materially increased the family
bankroll with the coin he has re
ceived for hlB flinging. Some of this
money he handed over some time
ago in exchange lor a larm locaiea
not a great distance from Detroit.
Recently he purchased a cow. The
farmer from whom he did the pur
chasing guaranteed that the subject
under consideration was a Holstein
and a righthander. He added that the
cow soon would bring into the world
a fine, bouncing calf. The deal was
closed when Eddie dug down in his
money pocket and handed over the
sum of $185.
The other day the calf arrived,
but it looked very much like a Dur
ham or partially so, at any rate.
Eddie Immediately hot-footed It
back to the farmer and demanded the
return of part of the purchase money.
"The cow is all right," he admitted,
"but this here calf belongs ia the
Clicking the Ivories.
Hi alto Billiard Tournament Standtnrn-
CLASS A. W I. Pet.
Harve Hicks 3 0 l.ono
W A. Walby 2 1 "
George Hart 1 O i.imhi
Sam uoodlana. .............. . " 1
Joe MoClo.;key 1 1 ."''
Mert Cruikshank 1 1 .IM0
C. Peterson O 2 .nun
N. J. Oavis 0 2 .IKK)
Max Levtnscn 0 1 .nnn
il. Ruven 0 3 .noo
CLASS B. W I. Pet.
Ttilly Bryan 1 0 1 O.MI
Alex Merk S 1 .7SK
W. D. Hnovr 3 1 .7.M1
James Martin - 1 .'"
L. Talbot 2 1 -6
Jake Weinsteln 2 2 ..lou
W. Kins 2 2 .r.oo
F Setril 2 2 .3t'0
Dr. Sell 1 2 .333
C. r. Latbrop t 4 .inn
Miles 0 1 .CtiO
CLASS C. W L. Pet.
B. B. Filsinser 2 0 1.0OU
Ji.mes McGratn S 1 .750
J. A. Mitchell 8 1 .750
J. Finney 1 .7Rl
C. Arthurs 2 1 ."
W. II. Warlne - B 3 .6-'S
Joe Kelley 3 2 .6110
A. Both 1 1 .5mi
O. A. Vranlzan 1 1 .50
W. E. White 1 2 .333
B. Roth 1 2 .333
C Baker 1 2 .333
E. Wendell 1 2 .S33
O. Kill's 1 2 .333
Dr. R. Gardner 1 3 .1!.0
Claude Buckley 0 .000
CLASS D. W L, Pet.
B. 8. Wilson 2 O l.OOO
Bill Powers 1 O l.Ouo
N. T. Erickson 2 1 . UtT
Bob Fennel! ,.. 2 1 . tiliT
H. P. Bowles 2 2 .5IU
W. R. Phillips 1 1 .5M)
W. A. Walling 1 2 .33.1
C, W. EuUy 0.3, .000
CUE ARTISTS KNOW
More Than 50 Matches Played
in Billiard Tournament.
n. W. HlUrvb IUr"S ULA55 Aine nBnier na?ea
Three Victories Won and Xo Losses
Sorrered Hart to Get Hard
Race lor City Title.
Cue artists who have not tasted bit
ter defeat are few in the annual three-
cushion handicap billiard tournament
now in progress at the Rialto billiard
parlors, with 45 of the best-known
ivory clickers in the city striving for
highest honors. Play in the tourna
ment is divided into four classes, ac
cording to the ability of the players.
Manager Harry T. Green set SO
points as game in class A, 25 points
as game in class B, 20 points in class
C and 15 in class D. More than 50
matches have been played off so far
in the four classes, with contests
scheduled free to the public every
night except Saturday and Sunday at
the Rialto. An average of four
matches a night has been played oft
since the start of the event several
weeks ago. It was thought that last
year's event would be the best of its
kind ever held, but this year's affair
is breaking all records for close
games, upsets and high runs for so
early in the season.
Harvey W. Hicks is leading all class
A entrants, with three straight vic
tories and no losses. Three other men
in class A have gone so far without
losing. W. A. Walby has won two
straight. Sam Goodland two straight,
and George Hart, last year's cham
pion, has won the only game he has
played this season. Hart will meet
every other player in the course of the
tournament in class A. Hicks, who is
rated as one of the best three-cushion
players in the state, did not take part
in last year's tournament, owing to
his work. It is predicted that he will
give Hart and the other top-notchers
a run for the title this season.
Bill Byran. football and basketball
coach at Benson Tech. is also a bil
liard shark and is on top of the per
centage column of class B, with one
game won and none lost. Alex Merk
and W. D. Snow have each won three
and lost one.
E. E. Filsinger is holding the top
rung in class C with two games won
and none lost. He is the only man in
class C that has not lost a game.
The finals of the Illinois state pocket
billiard championships are now under
way in Chicago.
Are billiard stars to become as nu
merous as baseball stars? It appears
that such will be the case.
For years the college boys, sand
lotters and men from every walk of
life have been attracted to baseball
as a means of earning a livelihood and
have found larger salaries after they
became efficient in their profession
than they could have earned any other
A similar field is being opened up
for those who make themselves pro
flcient at billiards. The recent tour
naments held in the east, the final
one for the pocket billiard title, which
is now in progress in Philadelphia,
give proof of that. From the list it
may be seen that those who follow
the green cloth pastime have evei a
better chance to get into the big
money than baseball stars. In the
first place, championship tournaments
will be held every year, so there is
plenty of opportunity for the rising
generation in the game. No cham
pions will be able to rest on their
laurels, as they must defend their
title annually. It is a big field for
those who can make the grade.
Following are the prizes that are
up in the three-cushion tournament
at the Rialto:
Class A First prize, $15; second
prize, $10; third prize, jointed cue;
high run. six-pound box of Vogan
Class B First prize, $15; second
prize, $10; third prize, jointed cue;
high run, $5 box of Crosby's candy.
Class C First prize, $15; second
prize, $10: third prize, jointed cue;
high run, box of 50 Roi Tan Admirals.
Caass D First prize, $15; second
prize, $10: third prize, jointed cue;
high run, box of 50 cigars.
Sounding: the Sport Reveille
BOB MA J
MARTIN, heavyweight eham-
f the A. E. F., is running
to form. He treats 'em rough.
Mr. Martin is one of the rarities of
the fight game. He fought in France.
a a a v
Honest wrestling may become Pop
ular in time, but it will be hard to
educate the public.
Oa the Level.
Two raaslers rasalins on the square;
The minutes slowly creep.
A sound of snoring fills the air.
The crowd has gone to sleep,
a a a
A press agent who can put over the
old stolen jewel story these days is
entitled to the Croix de Bull.
Make It Snappy.
The jewel bluff is old and rough
And rasps one's very soul.
Why don't they modernize their stuff
And lose a lump of coal?
a a a
Reports of the pro-football athletes
indicate that Falcon is a bird.
a a a
Navy May Lose King." Huph. kind
"Nowls theTime to Do It"
says the Good Judge
Go to real tobacco
the small chew with
the rich tobacco taste
that lasts a long time.
It will cost you less to
chew than ordinary
tobacco. Any man
who uses the Real
Tobacco Chew will
tell you that.
Put Up In Two Styles
RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco
W-B CUT. is a long fine-cat tobacco
reader! It merely refers to a football
artist not to King Josephus.
The pame of football lives
It rrsts hene&th a ,ron,
The crepe ia taken off the door.
The mourners all have flown.
And yet its ghost goes on and
Until the Christmas holidays.
What lo They Memo. Merry
Th- teU us, "Eat. drink and be merry,"
But I find it difficult very
For the prices are high
And the bank roll is shy,
there ain't no more Thomas
Comlskey Loses decision.' But
it was the lighter named Tommv not.
Maybe you know what this Comi
key-Johnson feud is all about. If
you do, you know more than we do.
i in i in is an encouraeine
name for a race horse, but "I Lose I
L.ose is heard oftener.
a red Fulton is home. He renorts
a targe rawsoerry crop in England.
Johnny Dundee's boxing would be
much more enjoyable if it were ne-
companiea - an orchestra.
A football contest in the snow
When blizzards amble to and fro
Ia quite a clammy game. "
Ana, though some persons love to piaj
minKie wnn tne coia, wet clay.
I'd rather wait until next day
And read about the same.
NOTRE DAME IDPS HEAP
CATHOLICS FINISH SEASOX
WITH CLEAX SLATE.
Gold and Blue, Undefeated, Num
ber Army, Indiana, Nebraska
and Purdue Among Victims.
NOTRE DAME, Ind.. Dec 6. (Spe
cial.) Returned victor in every con
test in which it entered, the Notra
Dame eleven concluded one of its
most successful seasons in grid an
nals Thanksgiving day. It was the
lone survivor in the list of unde
feated teams in the west. Numbered
among its victims were Nebraska, the
Army. Indians, and Purdue.
The season produced nothing in ths
way of team development to excel the
records achieved by the coaching staff
of the University of Notre Dame. De
spite the hampering effects of the
post-war difficulties. Coaches Rockne
and Dorais developed a team that
looked like a second rater in its in
augural game into the most formid
able scoring machine in the country.
Athletic Director Rockne already is
arranging the 1920 gridiron chart.
The usual array of formidable oppo
nents will be encountered next fall.
One feature of the schedule is the
presence of at lesst two prominent
elevens carded for the Notre Dame
field. In past years Notre Dame played
all of its important games on foreign
soil but the manner in which South
Bend fans supported the team this
fall prompts Rockne to bring high
class attractions here for 1920. Purdue.-
ancient rival of the gold and
blue, will be the big contest of the
Not since the inception of the game
has a team used the forward pass
with more advantage than did Notre
Dame this fall. It has helped to
teach other elevens its power as an
instrument of attack, and it is safe
to predict that next season will see
more teams using the forward pass
than ever before.
Three factors enabled Notre Dame
to win over all with the overhead at
tack. First of all. the eleven was
tutored by a pair of mentors who
were profioient in the aerial game
in the days when they were uni
versity athletes: secondly, it pos
sessed one of the most expert passers
in the country in George Gipp. and
lastly. It had a pair of ends skilled
in grabbing Gipn's tosses.
When the local team retired behind
the wings Thursday to await the cur
tain call to action in 1920, it marked
the end of intercollegiate careers for
exactly one dozen Notre Dame play
ers: First and foremost among the
veterans to leave the gold and blue
ranks is Captain Bahan, whose dogged
playing and brainy leadership has
been largely responsible for the great
showing of his team this season.
Dutch Bergman. sensational open
field runner, is another star tack field
man who closed his days in univer
sity circles. Other backs who go
with Bahan and Bergman are Brandy
and Pearson. quarterbacks; Male,
Barry and Mohardt. halfbacks: Slack
ford and Miller, fullbacks: Degree,
Madigan and Smith, linesmen.
FOREIGN BOXERS ADVANCE
Mittmen iu Other Sections of Globe
L'psset American Boxers.
NEW TORK. Dec. 6. American
boxing will have to continue to im
prove if Yankees are to continue to
lead the world. Just the other day
we read about our two amateur box
ers be.ng whipped by Swedes in
Stockholm, and now comes the news
from Australia Jhat Eddie Kelly,
whom we know to be one of the
cleverest and shiftiest lightweights
in the game, and Joe .loon, a wettcm
boxer, both of whom Tom Andrews
took to Australia, beinr licked by
Lew Edwards, the champion of the
Antipodes. It wasn't on decisions,
either, but by knockouts that the
Americans went down, and when one
considers that our own champion,
Benny Leonard, couldn't do to Kelly
what Edwards did, it gives rightful
cause for worry.
In addition to that come- the news
too, that Abo Brown, a New York:
boy, and George Ingles, a San Fran
ciscan, were beaten by a Philippina
lad named Dencio.
Wake ut. Yankee Boxinsrland!