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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVmmETl 0. 1910.
TEHNIS RANKING IN SYSTEM .Wolgast Causes
More Criticism of
Committee Issues Blanki to All,
MARKS EllA IN THE SrOET
By Mnil f Ttrm Official r 0t
Fnllat Fonnlble Laws Tennis
Infnmltlo nnd Rf rr
trrt Tmli on Placers.
NEW TOTIK. Nor. 19 Sktn to ob
tain tHa fullest liwn Unnls lntormatlon
possible upon wHch to establish tha na
"3onal ranking lint for tha season of 1910
lh commute recently IwuM blank to
thu playrrs. An ona of the officials stateri
tlia ftport la row to b systsmatlied In
All of tta branches." In Its comprehensive
-ope Che document Issued la tha work of
the committee, Edwin F. Torrey. Jr., chalr
intn, of Clinton. N. T.; Mllea 8. Charlock,
secretary, of tha Crescent Athletlo club,
anil Henry Torrance, Jr., of tha Engle
wood Field club. Thera la much more Im
portant and far-reaching; action contained
In the obvioua request for tha player's
record In tournament and championship
than the tabulated form reveala. The buff-
lolored aheet of paper la nothing; short of
ha herald of tha new era In American
lawn tennla, of which the first slfrns were
dlacemable during: tha playing- of the na
tional championship tournament on tha
courta of the Newport Casino last August
It la a notable fact that the plan Juat
launched and put Into operation waa freely
llscussed by officials during tha deciding
of the national title, and that It beara tha
approval of Mr. Jamea Dwlght. president
of the United Btatea Lawn Tennla asso
clatlon, and nearly all of the executive
committee, which Includes 'William A.
Ijirnrd, Palmer E. Preabrey, Dr. Philip B.
Hawk. Ralph Holtershoff. U. I. Scott,
William J. Clothier, Edwin P. Torrey, Jr..
Ilaymond D. Little and Louie Hanry Waid
ner. Ilapbaaard Dari Over.
"It la evident that the dfcya of haphazard
lawn tennla affaire are over," remarked
an official yesterday, "and the playera
and clubs that fall to take an accounting
of tha new order of things are likely to
Viav a rude awakening before long. It
la my opinion that playera who wish to
receive an adequate rating at tha hands
of the committee will do well to fill out
these tables and return them at once.
Bjch clrculara aa have been laBued In the
paat have been sporadic efforts. This one,
from tta makeup, means that the ranking
committee Is to be established hereafter
as a department of record for the sport."
Speaking of the new effort that waa In
process of formulating to overcome the
difficulties that had beset lawn tennis,
Secretary Charlock said that the work of
the ranking; committee waa but the open
ing wedge of a carefully thought out plan
which Is to touch upon every phase of
lawn tennla. In a way a campaign of ed
ucation for the thoughtleaa follower of
the sport and with a goal of results which
will do away with the acrimonious criti
cism of the paat.
The document sent out to tha playera la
ruled to cntaln recorda of flfty-aeven open
tournament and championship matches.
Three main division heads had tabulation:
Opponent.""Won and Lost" and My 6core."
"Scores of My Matches." The subdivisions
are "Date and Where Held," "Name of
Opponent," "Won and Lost" and "My Score
written first. The aheet la arranged to
be filed In a binder according to name,
number and division. Thus, In addition to
furnishing data for' proper ranking. It will
furthermore establish a permanent record
of tha players' performance of each season,
tha names, addressee, cluba, tournaments
and all other Important details that for
thirty yeara have been lost to American
lawn tennis annals In complete form. With
such a wealth of data aa It la planned to
rather and file In permanent form In tha
archives of tha National association not
only will a complete history of each play
er'a Individual work be at hand, but a
comprehensive view of American lawn ten
uis will be presented In tha future.
Impetus to Better Conditions.
Tha Impetua In favor of better conditions,
especially toward the rankings, over which
annual wrangles were held and which led
to the controversy between Clarence IIol
bart and A. L. Hoaklns, waa shown with
the appointment of Philip B. Hawk as
chairman of the ranking committee aeveral
I ears aco.
The establishment of the present plan Is
In a large measure attributable to the
foundation upon which Mr. Hawk built,
ahich resulted la his election to the na
tional executive committee at the annual
meeting a year ago. It Is evident that the
moat careful rating of tha playera that has
ever been Issued in this country Is to be
promulgated before the firet of the coming
Careless players, who In the past have
felt that tha occasional communications
from tha committees meant nothing and
that the requeata were to be thrown Into
waste paper baskets, will find themselves
mistaken from thla time forth. It might be
aid, aa a word of advice here, that the
player who wlahea a ranking had beat exert
himself and let the committee hear from
him, otherwise he may find himaelf disap
pointed and awaken to a realisation that
the United Statea Lawn Tennis associa
tion has started out to do things. That such
la the cat. la made only too obvioua from
the wording of the last paragraph of the
official letter sent out with the record
blanks. It reads aa foliowa:
Ability la Considered.
"The ranking committee la desirous of
giving full consideration of each player'a
playing ability, together with each player'a
record of matchea won and lost during the
year. Therefore If the committee doea not
receive from you inclosed record of your
matches you may not receive any ranking
thla year on account of Insufficient data. '
The ratings of the playera for the season
of IX were the beat that lawn tennis haa
ever known. The list for the preaent aeason
will be even better, or it will be alone the
playera' fault. The matter of the rankings
Is but the beginning of bettor things, that
In time will include a marked Improve
ment' In the plana of holding the annual
Hireling of the national body, the manage
ment of tournaments and the revision of
the rules, which have become almost obsolete.
llii Eefusal to Meet Anyone Bat
Nelson Causes Rumpus Over
NEW TORK, Nor. 1 "The unwilling
ness of Ad WolRaat, lightweight champion,
to meet anybody except Battling Nelaon.
may be used aa an argument in favor of
altering the acale of weights governing the
various pugilistic classes," said a veteran
referee the other day. "Nelaon was tha
first lightweight ohamplon to refuse to meet
challengers except at the American limit.
133 pounds ringside, and Wolgast Is fol
lowing hla example to the letter, with the
result that same of the best boxera. who
are practically lightweights, are barred
from competition In thla class. In England
the National Sporting club recently es
tablished new weight limits and fixed the
scaling In the llchtwelght class at 136
pounds, six hours before ring time. This
arrangement seems eminently fair, and I
bellave It ahould prevail In this country.
"When the late Joe Oana waa the light
weight champion he met all comere regard
less of the lightweight limit Until he
stacked up agalnat Nelson, whose stipula
tions aa to the scaling limit were mani
festly unfair and resulted In the downfall
of Gans. who waa physically weakened by
such conditions. Nelson, as tltleholder,
barred Packy McFarland from a match, aa
the latter could not make 113 pounds ring
aide, and wanted to fight at 135 either ring
aide or several hours before the handshake.
Now Wolgast also bars McFarland, Good
man, Toung Pammy Smith and other 1.15
pound boys for the same reason.
"You cannot place these challengers of
Wolgast In the welterweight class, the
limit of which Is 142 pounds In this coun
try, for all of them would be outweighed
by tha tltleholder, Dixie Kid, or the clalm
anta for that honor, Willie Lewis, Harry
Lewis and others, so that It Is the growing
belief that boxing cluba in this country
should get together and revise the rules
governing the different weight limits.
"There la a mixup over the world'a
featherweight championship, too, Abe At-
tell, the American tltleholder, can make 122
ringside, the limit In this country, at any
time, but Jem Drlscoll, the English cham
pion, defends that title at 126 pounds, scal
ing several houra before ling time. If At-
tell and Drlscoll ever meet It Is safe to
aay that the American will be compelled
to make concessions In founds or Drls
coll will not fight. The late George Dixon
won the featherweight title at 118 pounds
and Terry McGovern lost It to Toung Cor-
bett at 12, at which figure Corbett do
fended It until he waa beaten. Attell did
not win the featherweight championship
from a recognized tltleholder, but he as
sumed the title and has beaten all comers
AUTO SHOW TO BE A HUMMER
Demand forSp&ce Bids Fair to
Exceed the Demand.
MANY NEW IDEAS EXHIBITED
Omaha Made Cars Are 7ow Ball
Hera from the Ground r, aad
Will Be Snowa at the
Omaha't 1!1 Anto show promises to far
eclipse any exhibition of thla kind ever
before attempted In. this city. All of the
thirty-three Omaha automobile men who
belong to tha association have signified
their Intention of placing two or wore cars
of each make In the Auditorium for exhi
bition, and a number of special features
have already presented themselves to tha
When tha show was first considered for
1911 It was decided to make It from Feb
ruary 20 to IG, which dates will stand, as
this time Is practically the opening of the
auto running season. The plans aa first
thought of were to leave out the baaement
exhibitions that were In the last year and
use only the main floor and the stage of
tha Auditorium. Now, however, because of
tha many business and commercial cars
which desire space, the basement will be
used and also the floor decorations will be
arranged so that there will be more space
for the autos on the main floor.
Last week Clarke Powell, secretary and
treasurer of the association, sent letters to
all the Omaha dealers asking what each
wished to show at the show, and answers
returned gave each dealer from two to ten
autos. One of the new things that will In
terest Omaha people greatly la the exhibits
of two new Omaha firms who are building
cars from the bottom up. Before thla time
several local flrma have received the en
gines from outside and built the frame or
body, but theaa will be built altogether In
During the Implement dealers' conven
tion In thla city the association received
ai-surances from every one of the visitors
to come to Omaha to tha Auto show. Most
of the flrma represented In the Implement
dealers' convention also deal In automo
biles, so there Is a mutual bond between
the two organisations.
Besides the thirty-three dealers In the.
Omaha association there are fourteen other
flrma here who handle cara who are
boosting vigorously for the show and also
five supply bouses and ten repair shops
and garages which will take a part In the
show. A meeting of the association will
be held thla week to make further plans,
In which some definite action on the minor
points of exhibition regulations will be
I WORK BEGUN FOR RACE MEET
Tampa is Scene cf Preparations for
MOTORCYCLISTS INCREASE FAST
nicaer and Better Hetnrns Swell the
Bigger and better thlnga are promised
for the motor cycle racing game next sea
son. This promise Is held out to followers
of the sport In the constantly swelling
ranks of professional motorcycle racers.
Professionals are bobbing up In every
state amateurs and trade riders who have
been tempted by the cash prizes hung up
at various race meets.
With the Increasing number of profes
sional riders will come larger prizes, the
ranks of the professionals growing In pro
portion to the prizes offered. Now that
the ball has been started, It Is expected
to do some tall rolling before the end of
next season, and that the summer of 1911
will find a great body of active profes
slonals In competition for prizes that the
really worth while.
This Increase in professionalism Is viewed
with favor by officers of the Federation
of American Motorcyclists, President Fred
I. Willis of Indianapolis, having no hesi
tancy In giving the professional his approval.
TO BE BEST EVER HELD
Association Kleets Officials for Meet
To Inspire Confldenee In V.
rloaa Horsemen Five Hun
dred Rn tries Made.
The Key to the Situation Bee Want Ada
TAMPA. Fla., Nov. 19-At the big racing
plant of the Florida Midwinter Fair asso
ciation in thla city preparations are busily
In progress for the meeting which Is to
open January t. With the arrival In the
city of J.' U. Strode, the founder of tha
track, tha work of getting the plant in
readiness for winter racing has begun In
earnest, and Indications, point to the best
meeting, from every standpoint, ever heid
In this part of the country.
The association haa elected the following
officials for the coming meeting: Charles
Godshaw, president; F. B. McConnell, vice
president; J. 17. Strode, general manager;
Joseph J. Burke, presiding judge; E. C.
Smith, assistant judge and racing secretary;
William Murray, starter; William Mor
rlssey, assistant starter; J. B. Campbell,
clerk of scales, and William Bills, paddock
The association feels that it has made the
best possible selection of officials and that
the list will inspire utmost confidence on
the part of both the horsemen and the
public. Judge Burke has been presiding on
the Canadian circuit, and la regarded as
one of the best men eligible for that posi
tion. Assistant Judge Smith Is now racing
secretary of the Coney Island Jockey club
and thoroughly posted and reliable. Mur
ray Is ono of the three good starters of the
country and stands next In line to Mars
Cassldy and A. B. Dade. Morrlssey Is re
garded as one of the ablest assistants In
Accommodations for horsea are now
WINTER GOLF GETS' A BOOST
Additional Iflne-Rolo Coarse Laid Out
at Plnehnrst Clnh.
. PINEHURST, N. C. Nov. 19. Significant
of what winter golf now means la the
announcement of the opening of an addi
tional nine-hole course, laid out aa a con
necting loop to the No. 8, or nine-hole
course of the Ptnehurst Country club, and
tha clearing of land for an additional nine
hole course In anticipation of further ex
tension, the most Important work of a
busy summer. The present equipment Is
now three full length elghteen-hole courses
or two elghteen-hole and two nine-hole
courses, aa No. t course Is, wisely made to
be played as an elghteen-hole course or
two miles, with a fourth course under way.
Thla combination is unequalled In America,
providing, as It does, for', all claases of
players. Important changes have been made
In the club house In the construction of
an observatory above the new fireproof
locker-room building, which, has been fln
lahed and equipped with metallic- lockers.
The first golf event on the schedule . Is
the seventh annual autumn tournament,
November 24, 26 and 26. Followed by the
seventh annual holiday week tournament,
December 20. 80 and 31. The eighth annual
mid-winter tournament, January 9, 10 and
11. Is Immediately followed by the annual
Advertising Men's contest, January 12, 13
and 14. Other contests of national Import
ance in which from six to eight divisions
are provided for with gold medals for
the best qualification scores and cups
for the divlMon winners, runners up
and consolation prizes, include the seventh
annual St. Valentlne'a tournament. Febru
ary 7, 8, , 10 and 11, and the aeventh an
nual United North and South Amateur
championship, March 20 to April 1, Inclusive.
CHAMPION WALKISTS TO MEET
E. J. Webb of England Matched with
TORONTO. Ont., Nov. 19.-E. J. Webb,
the English champion walklst, who Is now
In this city - haa been matched against
George Gouldlng. the Canadian, and holder
of the world's records for one mile and
seven mllea. In a match a couple of months
ago at one and three miles. Gouldlng won
both contests, but there are those who claim
that the seven miles Is Webb's best dis
tance, and they look for a victory for the
English champion. Last spring Webb won
the English seven-mile title In 6:62:37. and
he earned the gold medal for the two miles
in 13:66 In tha English championship laat
HAS CIGAR LIGHTER ON AUTO
John H. Brandon Lara Odd Device on
A cigar lighter on tha steering post of
tils motor car Is a convenience used by
John II. Bragdon of Haverhill. Maaa. Mr.
Itrajrdun, who Is the proprietor of a res
taurant known aa "The Life Saving Sta
tion," is a great smoker and flnda thla
attachment Very handy when he la driving
In his Franklin tourin car.
The wire from the cigar lighter run
to tha switch thut lights the car. The
loot rlo ' power Is generated by a small
4 lis, mo which la clamped onto the tians
HUsslon slreve and is driven by a belt lioin
a miull pully. Thla dynamo cl.aigts a
mull storage battery contained in a box
n the running board.
Whenever Mr. Brandon wishes to linht
a cigar he throws the switch, the current
fioin t lie battery produces a jump apark
and he lights hla clar from a kind of
Bra that tha wind cannot blow out
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resrly. Heservatlnns for t0 have already
been made and there will be stables for
l.OiX). The reservations Include some of the
highest class hnrses ever brought to Florida
and In themselves guarantee the ecellence
of the sport to be witnessed In eouth
Florida this winter. With the better purses
and Improved conditions at the track which
the association has adopted, tha Tampa
meeting this winter will outclass all pre
vious efforts and will draw a large attend
ance of the public and a much larger par
ticipation of horsemen than ever befora.
Taanoa'a ninait Fine.
Tampa's climate at that aeason of the
year Is Ideal for racing and the many at
tractions offered viaitora In this Immediate
section will bring to the race meeting an
Incidental crowd poealhle to . other eltjv
In January and February south Florida la
filled to overflowing with tourlata, and the,
prove good patrons of tha sport and In
sure the track a continuous profitable e
tendanc. Tampa will have other drawfnr
cards during tha winter which will assist l" I
making Its best rac meeting a glorious 1
Cleneral Manager Strode saya the track
will be at least four seconds faster than
It was last year. Buildings and fences are
being repainted, whitewashed and many Im
provements made In the grandstand and
hotting ring. As this Is the last meeting;
that can be held under the Florida law. It
la attracting unusual interest In horse
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