Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 21, 1912, SPORT SECTION, Image 35
--v'. . PAST Iflt ' SPORT SECTION PAGES OHI TO FOtJB The Omaha Sunday Bee i sports VOK XLJ NO. 31. - OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, SINGLE COPY" F1VK CENTS. No Fro is Ever Keen Enough to Chill the Blood of a True Sportsman P00T BALL SETS -; HEAHJiETUKNS Hebraska Gathers 1ft Practically Ten Thousand Dollars Dur ing the Season. ' MICHIGAN IS - BIO AtTiACTloil j : : . i . . .i I Games with Doahe and Ames Both Prove Disappointing. -.All FORMER BXCOBDS BROKEN Y. . M. C.A Leaders Broaden the Scope of Their Work Some Honey Already Spent Id Mik ing Permanent. IffiproTefflents... EAGER MAT K0I BE BETIRED Felt That it Effort la Mad tls mmm Mauser Oae tl Btrint ... Fight la Hlsttry f Vl- ... . , vanity Will Be Waged- . , LINCOLN. Nc.6.-, .'Jen". - lSpecial.1 Apprexlmately HO.tXO v l)id by the Nebraska aa a result of oh of th great est, season tnfoet bail which the C0M1 husktr Institution has ve had., Manager Bar O. Eager of the' athieild board Issued templet statement showllit the-r-cslpt and disbursement during the aaa ada, and which win leava a balance- of SS,M.M. ' Sine th close of the tetron and frith the product of a splendid basket .bail period and track work, the tnantfement haa Invested conslderiM ot the fund) In permanent Improvements. Manager Eager I.U upon a ten strike when he landed tha: Mtehltan tame for the closing battle of the yeaf. The visit of the easterner netted Eager more actual cash than all ot th. rest ot th camea put together, brlhgltit In close to SM.Wt alone. On the otlier hand but two tame showed a fsllink dtf lb attendance over th preceedlnt year. . The Doane cam, which was played In a reflnl snowstorm and with th ,th'rroi)mtf hovsrtnt .cloze to the uto mark, netted only SB. while it ordinarily brihf in else to 3M. Ths.ttirie with the Araea Agrles at Ames ai the molt dlssbpomt tnt feature of the' season from a financial tandpolnt With .the' hampln'shtp ' 6f th valley at stske, lt'we at leant ex pected that the grounds ' would .be crowded, but the attendance, fell awe? abort of Hi expectation! of the mahat'e mentv The Ames' gam only netted the Cornbuekera approximately SWO. Statemeat. f trasda. , The following la .a detailed slttement ef Usances for the toot ball ean Of HU, in wMoh th Cornhuskers were suc cessful la all tames except with Mlttn ota, Michigan and Ames, drawing a de f eatVat Minneapolis, a tie scor wtiloh meant virtually a victory against Mlohl tan and. a tie tinder adverse conditions at Ames: ,, , - r . Peru (second team) ....I S Kearney, gross receipts outside sea son tickets ..,.IM KkuM Antes, gross receipts, oiit slde season tloksts .. WS Minnesota, Nebraska's share.....'... 3,Kt Missouri, tross receipts outtlde season tickets i ZM1 Ames, Nebraska' share .- OT Sosne (bllssard), gross receipts out- side season tickets t Kansas, Nsbraaka'a shar I Ml MlohUran, gross receipts outside season tickets f.SU Toul t roro IT O Si llkV seal. 1 ..f "-X I Tf V, W Vi L. - I -j v 1 'ti i . n L-'-v S1-1' ; . I ' ) vV ' I1: Ton Row. Left to Right L. F. Hemenwav. Harry Counsman. 1. It. rierce. Oeorse 8kovmsnd. James Kohle, r. C. Wendell. H. M. Frost. E. T. Ireland. D. F. Melcher. Middle Row, Hitting. Ieft to Right George o. Sutherland, Oeorg L. Whltmore, J. T. Maxwell, Phyaical Director; Krsnk 11. Oarvln, Chairman Physical Dcf rtment Commltle; R. Uan Walker, Assisunt rn-sirai Lnrector; n. u. 'suuer, jonn m. mgter. . Bottom Row, Left to Rlfht-Joba Parnbert, -'. Carl Welgel. W. C. Roeslg. Robert Randberf. 1,1 T HELP THE VARIOI'8 ClU'UCrt DOTS' CLirBS IN THEIR ATHLETIC WORK. SCHEDULE ISJOYED AHEAD j GRAPPLERS READY FOR GONG Basket Ball Dates Changed to Avojd Ordeman and Weatergaard Eaf erJto FestiTitiet at Easter. Clash Monday Right DRAWBACKS ABE NOT EXPECTED ' N0EWIGIA5 TO TAKE W0BXOUT Maaaarer Baser la Reeelvlaa; la ejwlrte CoaceralaaT Caaslaat Meet a a Bit Entry Mat Is Expects. tickets , Grand total Expenditures Balance ....$1.T .... l, .... tl.M .... U.M I.eiM Otlier Rxpeaeew. It will be noted that th expenditure of I12,M.K doc not Includ the payment of Manager Eager' salary nor doe It Includ Stlthm's salary, bath' of which are past out of a general university fund, of the .H psld to Ptlehm, the thletle board pays but 11.010. th rest cemlnt from the general university funds and accounting for the' fact that th kit year coach now becomes a member of the faculty. Of the VtS.K listed as expenditures. tT.tM.3S represents th shrs of visiting teams In the irons , receipts Of tsmes played on Nebraska field. The remain in tS.NS.M was paid cut for transporta tion and hotel bills, equipment, medics! attention and the like. The transportation and hotel bills . Include three, trips to Minneapolis, to Ames and '.to Ltwrehra, whera the Oophers,' Agirle ind JSrhawk crs were played. ' . . , A Flatterlac thavelat. -- AltogetHer, the' showing Is the mbtt flattering w-hlch the Cornhusger . mtn atsmSnt haa been able to report In recent yesra, . Th Wg balance repoMed at the clos of the season has enabled Kaget to pay K all ot the entntndln obligations, to add perma.-nt Impravtments and stttl have sufficient funds to tld the ether branehss of athletw safety-through the season. . , -. i . , J f . ' . I'nles the board revokes It former decision Kafer will retire from the man agement at athletics att h dose ot tfle present Mason. - Vovbrnor ' Aldrtch . Is be Id by many to hive been responsible for the retirement ot Eager, the rav ernor tsklns; etoeptlons t ,tM activity which th manager shored while he was In th last Msgtetatur and especially When he voted to override the governor' i veto en several occasions. . Th same report states that It as th pisn ot Aldrtch to force the retirement of . Racer at (fee opening ot the last toot ball season, but the former CornhUeker star was Hot to be s easily, ditched and he wasretained an additional year. . Whh th report .for tit season of 111 looming -ap It IS now believed that the governor has uniertsken an altogether bigger Job In rearing Eater than he thought he had. , Especially la Omaha some of rh State university slutmu WTOt into the sthletlc rard and ob jected to Eager being made the coat.. Absolutely nothing has here stirring la the settlement of foot ball daf on th lornhusker schedule for 1(11 Msnagei btlehm I still wsltint upon Ue two members of th But Eight conference to fix up their dates and will not attempt t flnaily pas upon the Nebraska sched ule until that time. ' ' . I.1NCOUN'. Neb.; Jan. S.-(8peclall-Owlng to a conflict of dates. Manager Earl O. Eager of the state university has found It necessary to change the date of the annual Interscholasttc basket ball meet between the high schools In the state. He has moved the meet ahead Just one week. The original dste was ilsrch 14. IS and IS, but Eager has found It necessary to hold the high school meet March a and 10. The Easter holidays at the state university are responsible for the change In the time ot the meet, it was found upon Investigation that the original date would bring the meet during the Easter recess when practically all ot the uni versity students are at horn and as on object of the meet Is to bring the high school students In closer teach with the state school it was foulnd necessary to put ths meet ahead. Greek letter societies provide entertain ment end lodging fos the high school men so that their absence from th city during the holidays would hav forced aunthrr large Item of expense on the management. Manager Eager doea not believe that th change In dates will seriously Inter fere In the entry of any high school in the meet. By the first of March It Is be lieved that the majority of Nebraska high schools will bave completed their regular schedules, and the date finally decided upon will not Interfere with any contests which have already been scheduled by blgh schools. j .Eager has been delayed again jln send ing out the letter notifying high schools of the big meet. The choice of officials will be made as soon as entries are com pleted. Letters continue to Inquire se to the date of tlie meet and Eager! expects the entries will be much larger han In Ull. Benson RffieCiub ! First Shoot Today The Benson Rifle club will open Its first annual shooting tournsment at Its club house at the Benson Eagle ball park this afternoon. A shoot will be held each Sunday aftrnoon. continuing until the first week In May. Cash prises for the highest tesm scores snd an Individual gold medal will be competed for. E. St. Jacoberger, the newly elected, club president, will hsve charge of the tournament and has arranged to have the snoots held indoors at automatic tar gets during the cold weather. Ordraaaa May Be Hea at th Aaaltarlaas This Maralaar, Wheat ' He Will Take oa a Few Local Crapplers. Henry Ordeman. the Minneapolis CHant grappler who failed to appear at the Auditorium Friday night to meet Jess Westergaard In a finish matcti, on ac count of a delayed train, arrived In Omaha at 1J.30 o'clock yesterday morn ing and Is waiting over until Monday nlghs, when the postponed mstch will take place. All tickets which wer pur chased for Friday's event will be hon ored tomorrow night. Manager J. M. diilan ot the Auditorium has arranged for some extra prelimin aries for tomorrow night and the pro gram will b a thriller from start to fin ish. Paul Byers of Burlington and Jack Myers of Omaha will to on first for a finish match, in the semi-final Breed love of Omaha and Kohn, both protege of Farmer Bums, will go twenty minutes unless a fall Is secured In less time. Ordeman and Westergaard, in tha main event, will grapple for the championship of the 1'nlted ttatea Henry Ordeman now holds that coveted position. The lovers ot the mat game of Omaha may have a chance to see Henry Orde man In action this morning at the Audi torium, where - he will Lake hi dally workout. At present It Is not known who will work out with th big Norwegian, but Manager Olllan has promised Orde man that he will get a husky Individual who will give him some good training. Church Club Has Games for Thursday Thunder evening will be a busy one st the Walnut HIM Methodist church, when the Crescent quintet men and the Employed Boys' rlsss of the Council Bluffs Touna- Men's Christian aS' Ela tion will clash in their first basket ball game of the sesstn. The rivalry between these two teams is Intense and a close contest I expected. As a preliminary the Excelsior five of Fort Omaha and the Remnants, a quin tet of all stars from the Walnut Hill Hub, will meet Creighton Singers Appear February 14 The Creighton university Glee club an nounces this year's concert for St. Val entine's day at the Boyd. . Th splendid program given by the club on Its holiday trip give it plentiful aasurane that tha February concert will be an Interesting one. The club leader, R. T. Kersey, is an enthusiastic and hard working di rector. His .excellent taste la shown In the tone quality of th voices and In the Interpretation of the pieces. Wishing to avoid what to many Is a monotonous round of college music, and to eontlnu a policy which proved popular last year, ths club announces the names of soloiats of not who jrlll assist them. Mrs. L. P. Crofoot kt to be one of the club's special offerings. Likewise, Mies Mary Minchhoff, who ha not been heard In Omaha this season, and whose many admirers will rejoice at th opportunity of hearing her again. Is to give other spe cial numbers. At the special request of many of those who heard Frederic C rremantet last year at the club's " Feb ruary concert., this excellent tenor has been secured for the program. In 'addi tion, the alumni double quartet haa vol unteered Its assistance. . CORNHUSKERS WIN FROM KANSAS AGRICULTURISTS MANHATTAN. Kan,. Jan. sa-Nebraska university defeated the Kansas Aggies Thursday night In a fast and close came, th srore being ItiSi The Aggies se cured a lead of six points In th second half, hot Stiehms' men rushed th ball hard la the last five minutes and Just nosed sat a victory. BOYS' CHURCH CLUBS HELPED T. M. C. A. Experts Instmot Boys in Gymnasium Work. CLASSES ABE DIVIDED UP Caarrhrs W here lasiltatlaaal Work Is Belagt Carried ea Are HerelvUa Help of the Skilled V. M, - . t. A. Athletes. The Young Men's Christian asoctallon has adopted a plan whereby the boys In some of the various churches In the city are being given much ot lb time of the physical directors of the association. Tiles men are connected with the phys ical derailment of ths "T." but they havs taken such an active Interest In the other lines that they bave branched out and arc giving fie lejswns to boys all over the city. The large number of men Identified with the physical department of the Yount; Men s Christisn association sre dlvlileu up to take charge of certain classes. They are not forced to do this, but have lieen trained for Just sum work and are volunteering their services. Un der the present scheme of work all classes at the ssHoclatlon are organised to take the rallsthenic exercises, such as dumb bells. Indian clubs and free-hand work in advanced groups under the direction of th physical director. When work should be done on the apparatus or la games this Isrge class Is divided into as many as right or ten groups, every group being under the leadership iof a volun teer who has been especlslly trained lor this work. Thus In apparatus work not more thsn eight or ten men are working on one piece at a time, allowing each man to receive more personal attention, a larger number of times to work and also promoting sociability. , - Werk with Beys' CI ah. This same plan la followed out In the noon and & o'clock business men's classes, the I o'clock young men's class and In all the boys clsssea. In addition to the three regular sessions per week ot each class many of these volunteers are preaching the gospel ot practical Chris tianity by conducting the same kind of work for boys and young men In many of the churches, social settlements and clubs of the city. For Instance. Ii. o. Miller meets a group of boys with thirty- ( five enrolled Mondays and Friday at th sucial settlement at Thirteenth and V ,111am streets. George Skovmand has a smaller bunch of boys at the Diets Memorial chapel on Haitirvfav ntffhf & Clarence Wendell is acting .physical director at the South I Omaha Toung Men's Christian associa tion. E. T. Ireland has about fifteen boys at a church at Seventeenth and Castellsr streets and Carl Weigel has a group et twenty boys at Park Wilde home under the direction of the Associated Charities. At the Third Presbyterian church George Sunderland also hss a regular clasa plans-are now on foot to get a class at th Child Sating Institute. It the plan carries Jsmes Noble will take hold of the work there. Beys Cet KegeUr Drill. There is little doubt but what thai work la appreciated, as It gives y the boys snd young men who cannot afford the fees at a regular gymnasium a regular callMhenic drill at least once, and in most caees tso or three time, a week. These men do not receive any remuneration whatever for the work tiiey are doing in these churches and social settlements. Because of their greater interest and practice these young men are the most finished performers that will be found BOYS PRACTICE DRIBBLING Important Feature of Basket Ball is Bot to Be Overlooked. SOME ABE BOW ADEPT AT IT Officials Agree that Dribbling Haa ' Came ta Itay aad I Destined te Play Important rart la Contests. "Dribbling" promises 10 be uns of the strongest assets of the Omaha High school basket ball quintet thla season, snd Coach Clark haa been paying special attention to thh) Important feature of Ihe game during the last two weeks of prat tles. The knack of acquiring the art of "dribbling" la Just ss hard for an ex perlenced hand at the game as a begin ner, fur, although simple In Its appear ance, It ta exreidlngly hard to pull off such play while a hard game la In prog ress and every move must be made with out interruption from an opponent. Islle Burkenroad, left guard. Is be coming very adept at this feature of Ihe game, as he practiced It for some time prior to the opening of the wesson. His ability 10 evade his opponents Is what makes his "dribble" playing so full of action. Beryl Crocker, captain and right forward, and Mark Hughes, center, are also putting In extra practice at this part of the floor game. It Is the aim of Coach Clark lo Im press upon his pupils the need of more ac tion to their playing other than the usual Jumping and running about the floor In their efforts to shoot a basket. Like all other branches a athletics he believes that If an aspirant for honor In any special branch ot sport can Improve on th old methods of play the game will prove more Interesting and full of fea ture. Prominent basket ball officials all over the country have agreed that the dribble feature of the floor game has come to stay, and that It will play an important part of the Indoor sport this season. SHAKEUP IN CREIGHTON FIVE Coach is Displeased with the Poor Showing of the Squad. PLANS SOME SPLENDID TBIPS Teaa Haa a Bear Tim la alaht t Fill All the Date Which Have Beea Srkedaled by the Maaaareaaeat. With an average ot two games a week In the Trl-Clty letgue and several trips coming off soon, the Creighton 'varsity twsket ball squad Is facing a busy time and Is going through a stiff course of practice. Th poor showing made In the opening game against Bellsvue, disgusted Coach Delfs and he Is determined lo pro duce a sudden Improvement or create a general change In Ihe entlr lineup. While individual play Is satlsfsctory, the team does not work together and the coach la at present trying to remedy this defi ciency. A number of new players have recently Joined th squad and are giving aom of th regulars a run for their posltlona Early In February th team will take a trip Into Iowa, playing four successive games. The first Is against Council Muffs Young Men's Christian association five here on February 1 The next day Com pany U will be encountered at Fort Podge, la., after which the team foes to Emmettsburg for a game with Company K. February Peru Normal will be met at Peru. On Wednesdsy ot this week Ihe 'varsity goes lo I.ogan, la., for a tuasle with the fast Normal college at that place. liana college of Blair has also agreed to a game but no dale hss been set fin- ths en counter. A trip embracing ties Moines college, Simpson. Highland Park, Drake and per haps one or two other Iowa schools will be taken towards ths cads of February or early In March. HINEHURLEBSON RODBKFS STAFF Large Number of Twirlers Who Will Be Belied on to Bring Home the Bacon. TWO SOUTHPAWS ABE SEEDED Negotiations Are Under Way for the Securing of These. MUCH EXPECTED OF FENTRESS Pa Thinks Re Will Be Mainstay of Team This Season. NO NEW CONTRACTS RECEIVED Soldiers Have Hot Battles on Alleys (Continued on Second Pace. With three weeka of boa ling now fin ished. Ihe soldiers at Fort Umah are showing up well In their efforts to topple the pins. Some good stores hsve been made, the men have found something to keep them at the fort during the winter evening hours, and a great deal of rivalry haa been aroused over the outcome of the newly organised Fort Omaha league, which haa six five-men tesms enrolled. Games are bowled on Monday, Wednes day and Thursday evening. individual records have aUu linpioved. Sergeant Andrew Cijrke. the post ath letic officer, topping the list with sn average of 11. The Headquarters and the Signal Corps School arc tied for first place In the league. Following Is the league end individual standings for last week: LKAttl E STANDING. P. W. L. Ave Headquarters Slsnal Corps School (. Special Duty Men 4 u .444 Company II 4 .444 Company A 4 i .444 Hospital Corps I "i INDIVIKCAI. STANDING?. Sergeant Andrew Clarke Ml Priate Longler 1;' Private Voorh.-es 1M Private Del. 141 Corporal Haggard is Private Hopkins LI Sergeant Able IO Corporal Foote Ill Private Ducker 1 Private Uroia 1 1 Iceboating Today at the Dietz Club Ice boating will be the principal st trac tion fur members of the Dtclx club at Carter lake this afternoon. Percy Gwynne and James Ward, two of the cluq mem bers, will give their new boat. "The Iceberg," Its Intlsl try out and expect to take several of their friends with them for a glide over th lake, Th boat wlU seat twelve person and Is one of -the fastest, on th lake. Several of the dub members have smaller boats which can hum over the Ice at a lively rate of speed. Mattick Re-Enters Major Company Walter "Chlfk" Mattick has signed with the ChK-agi White Sox. Mattick has been up in company twice before, coming back each time for more seasoning. Man ager Caltahan of the Sox now thinks the youngster I experienced enough to stay. STATE LEAGUE WILL MEET IN COLUMBUS THURSDAY GRAND ISI.A.VII. Neb.. Jn. Sa-tSpe-ial Telegram. (President Stcvera of the Nebrai-ka State leasue today called the annual meeting of the league to take place at Columbus on Thursday afternoon, January IS. The point of greatest inter est before the meeting will be the matter of the successor to President Slevera. Waaaar aad Adnata Are Baly One to Nave Meat la flawed Paper t Dale, bat Fears et Holdeate - Are Xat Katrrtslaed. To dale the numerical strength of the Rourke pitching staff for next season ta nine gnat, big, husky twirlers and at least two more on the way. With this outlay of right-handers and southpaws Pa Rourke hopes to put up Ihe best fight In twelve years for the coveted Western league rag. At present ths aouthpsws on the Rourke squad ar not In evidence, but when the sesson opens on the afternoon of April 1 there will be two well recom mended and promising slUe-wheelera on the stuff. Last week a new pitcher bv the name of "Wild" Jack Ryan waa ad ded In the list ot 113 hurlers and by the . last of this week another new ona will probably bring the total up to ten. And Ihe best of It I there Is not one ot th present nine who could not go In and, pitch a game and under ordinary elrcurn stanres would give a toed account nf himself. ' ' Chief among this select bunch of twirl ers whom Pa will rely on next season Is Robinson, the big six-foot spltball artist. He Is th most reliable spltball hurler Pa has on his staff when he la right. At such times nothing ran beat him. but when he goea up In Ihe air, which he did 0 few time lat season, he is found freely, and has to be retired from the game before too much damage at don. Rhode ta ttetarxu Dusty Rhodes Is another on of next year' regular staff whom Pa will rely on to do a treat deal of the flinging. Dusty ha been In the big league twice, each time with the St. Louis Cardinals. He went lo St Louis in th spring of me snd for about a month waa th sensation ot th league. Ills first gsm with the Cardinals h shut out th famou Cub. H la th only pitcher who svsr pitched a no-hit, no-run gam In the"plllbox" at Sioux City. Thla hs did hi th fall of uns, when Omaha was playing th deciding gamea with th 8lux for th pennant. The fact that th pillbox was so eon. structed a to give a hit on almost any kind of a clout, makes Rhodes' feat still mors credible. 1-ant year, until ha con tracted a cold which aettled In his fling ing arm, hs was going Ilka a cyclone. Twelve straight games were Won by him. llert Keeley Is another member of the staff who thinks that he will hav a chanc lo finish up th good work hs started last season and which was sud denly stopped when he waa Injured In Ihe Indlenolla wreck early In June. II Is a gradual of Notre Dam uni versity and suited hla career aa a ball player on the town lot of Chicago. His first professional experience was with ths Washington club. From ther he came to Omaha, where h ha been aver stnc. Jarbawker So see Pitcher. Roy Fentress la a product of Kansas snd all his experience outside of Omaha base ball wsa with the Kansas State league. Fentress last year was aent out fur a little seasoning and Pa and the critics do not hesitate te say that he will probably make on of ths best pitcher In the league this ceason. He haa every thing a good pitcher needs. A good assortment of twisters h on of hi be-t assets, and at all times he manages ., keep hla head. When he lets In a hol be does not hesitate to put his head tu work and many times he has pulled himself out of bad boles .by working on the man at bat. Joe l.ois will put In his second year as a professional base ball player this season. !-at year was Joes first trip into a real ball gam. He 1 an Omaha boy. having graduated front Creighton university. Last year he waa not a fin ished pitcher by a long shot, but he was a willing worker and ha tha feronrlm of becoming on of th most promising member of ths Hourk ataif. Luta Is one of th few pitchers who lias perfect , control of th mysterious fade-away ball, which haa been so effectively naed by Christy Mathewson. lie has a great abundance of steam and a full assort ment of curves. He Is a great atrtke-out pitcher, and it la thought that he will show up well in spring practice at Jop lin, which will necessitate Rourke keep ing him on the regular staff next season. Expert Maeh ef Hall. Fa Rourke la ot the belief that Mark Hall will be a valuable asset to the Oil Rourke squad. k Hall started his career as a professional with Joplin. and played with that tram In th Western associa tion In 1M and Br. In the fall of BID lie went to the St. Louis Browns ami finished th season with them. Last year be was with the Rourkes and pitched consistent ball all season. He la expected to put up a good exhibition of the na tional pastime this season. The other pitchers en the staff will be Ryan, re cently acquired In trade with Mobile. Slndelar and Cook, who was secured from Topeka In a trade No new contracts were received by Pa Rourke last week, but the majority of them ar expected to arrive thla week. Adam and Wanner are the only two players who hav sent In their contracts to date. Rourke la not worrying over players holding out this season, as the majority of them win be only toe gla-1 to get a berth. The majority of the minor Hague magnate are retrenching now and there will be little tolerance with hold outs. The managers all over the country are trvinc to sell at present, with no buyers in sight. The reason for this la the poor sesson the minors had last year. If a player does not want to come to terms this year he Mil be rn (Continued Seccad Page.