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THE OMAIIA SUNDAY BEK: .1ANTAKV 21. m
A Punch on the Jaw is a Sure Knockout, but You've Got to Land It
By aBudw Fisher
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"Y T11"11 h faithful Aaron O'Neill
A to uphold hi hands. Mom
J V Corals key haa delivered Des
' Moines from the captivity of
Tnclo Jawn lilgeins Into
1 he Promised land, placing Jsbell over the
tribe and he will have associated with
him Tom Fair-weather, ao that thla In
aurea Des Moines' return to the base ball
map. What we aald would transpire haa
aod now wa are ready for the. process of
regeneration. Frank Ishell is the bor for
Des Motrin at thla stage of Ma career and
Ilea Moines aurely will give him the kind
of support It should. It haa manifested
such a spirit In a successful aeason and
seasons upon seasons. Much re-organlia-tlon
will have to be dona and yet there
are some food players on the team's
roster now, left over from last season,
when It played such a desultory game,
t Pueblo Is sorely rent over Isbell'a deser
tion and It may not be blamed, though the
beat Interests of the league seemed to
rail for labefi at Dea Moines. To take
the team away from pueblo and give It
back, to Wichita, though, does, really,
look Ilk a tough deal, especially since
Wichita so miserably failed to support
the team when It bad It and when the
team wa up near the top. A prudent
man will Frank lsbeit show himself to
he. . by remaining as far away from
Pueblo during the heated season as con
venient. Cap. Anson threatens to break hack
Into the game. Ha will "stick around" In
somej of tire big league training camp in
the south thla spring and cover first for
the "locals," and if, ha show well, will
strike some big leaguer lor a Job aa utility
hitter In the regular aeason. What a
lomance It would be to sea thla man. up
la hi fifties, "enme back" even to the
extent of pinch hitting, such a romance as
w never expert to see. Invincible a bat
ter aa tb old boy was. Anson' caaa is
on of melancholy rerltlea of the (tar's
career unless ha learns the art of saving
his money aa well as playing ball, an art
which Ana never acquired.
'PRIZES FOR THE ATHLETES I Steps to Institute
Svea Club Will Award SiWer C.J NeW Competition
nd Trophies. Taken in Tennis
BANQUET FOLLOWS THE MEET
Plane for Sending . Tws Men
the Olympic Uaaaca This
1 ear Art te Be DIs-cassed.
The Svea Athletic club will hold Its
third anniversary celebration Sunday
evening. January S, at Fraternity hall,
when the prises won In the outdoor field
meet at Klmwood park last September
will be awarded.
Silver trophy cups will be awarded ath
letes who had the highest average In each
of the three, divisions, or camps, and
Individual gold, stiver and bronss medals
XBW YORK, Jaai. Even before the
result of the matchea for the Davis cup.
held at Christ Church. New Zealand, was
know n, atepa to Institute an entirely new
competition for the lawn tennis cham-
ninnshifft nf the world hsit been taken.
various lawn tennis governing boriiee by
the president of the I'nion dee Socket
Franchisee da Sports Athletlques, which
rules lawn tennis in France, asking them
to aend representatives to a conference
which Is to be held In Paris In July. The
purpose of thla conference la to decide
whether It la desirable to institute a
lawn tennis championship of the world,
and. If the answer la in the affirmative.
to formula! rules to govern tha com pell
Joe Knravr may develop Into a flrst
claaa shortstop in tb south. 11 may
prov far more valuable than he was In
Omaha, but Omaha fan will not scold
Pa Rourke for swapping him. They got
hla goat and when that happens to a
player he might as well move on. Jo
blated at them some, though, before they
went after him. "Wild" Jack Ryan, a
right-handed pitcher, who comes from
Mobile In exchange for Kneavee, Is touted
aa a good one and lie had better be, for
only good ones are wanted here this year.
Chance's problem this year Is expected
to be his pitching staff. Even If Brown
returns, he tnuat show better than he
lid last year to be the 'Yeady .Rescuer"
uf old. Ruelbach is looked upon for a
ot of rescue work this year and It may
hi the very thine needed to give Big Ed
the control he lacks. But only think, that
waivers were asked on him early last
Charley Wlthnell la threatening to close
up th amok house or shut down on
rorn-cob fire, unices Brother Dave builds
a fire-proof bin for lils roasting ear
fuel. Dick Orotte haa borrowed Dan
Butler s hammer and bought a few board
and nails and la trying to Ox things up.
while Pa says he never did believe it
paid to burn cob Instead of wood, anyway.
Old Jimmy Cock man Is a candidate for
the management of th Grand Island team
and w hope be lands. Jamea has been
will be given the three highest men In
each camp. Blue, red and white f.bnna . tlon and to select a time and place for
wlll be given those who finished among j holding the first meeting. It Is almost a
tb first three In each event. I certainly that Great Britain. Germany,
Gunner Carteinan, secretary of the cluh.
will make tha presentation of prise, after
which a banquet will he given and plans
discussed for holding another meet this
spring for the purpose of selecting two
of the beat Swedish ethletee In Omaha to
be entered in preliminary competition in
this country for th Olymrtc games at
Stockholm thla year.
Carl Kngstrom took the Individual
honora of the meet, with a tot! of
twenty-six points, winning five firsts and
one third. The moat closely contested
event of th meet, th Javelin throw, waa
won bjr A. W. Kemner. ,
Th meet in .which the prises were wd.i
waa held last September at Klmwood
park and attracted considerable interest.
A total of forty-two athletes entered the
competition, which wax very keen in all
event. Following are the prise winners:
First Camp Csrl Kngstrom, silver
trophy cup and gold medal: II. Magnus
son, silver medal; B. Pearson, bronse
Hecond Camp If. Norman, silver trophy
cup and gold medal: Carl Kngstrom.
silver medal; Knut Lundqulst, bronse
Thlid Camp A. W. Kemner, silver
trophy cup and gold medal; Phillip Carle
man, silver medal ; Carl Kngstrom. bronse
ladlvldaal Kte.it U Is area.
KW-Tard flash Carl Kngstrom. blue
ribbon: II. Magnuseon, red ribbon; H.
Pearson, white ribbon.
2-Yard lash Carl Kngstrom, blue
ribbon: it. stagnueeun, red ribbon; K.
Pearson, whlto ttbbun.
o-Yard Itssh carl Knirstrom, blue
ribbon: H. Pearson, red ribbon; Erick
Ktlckaon, white ribbon.
Running High Jump II. Msimussftn,
blue ribbon: 11. N'onnuit, red ribbon; Carl
Engstrom, white ribbon.
Pole Veult H. Norman, blue ribbon:
I. Israelson. red ribbon, Albert Rehn,
Running Broad .lump Carl KiiKStrom,
blue ribbon; H. Norman, red ribbon; A.
Rehn. while ribbon.
Javelin Throw t. W. Kemner, blue
ribbon; !. Peterson, red ribbon: II. Mat
ntisson. white ribbon.
Hammer Throw A. W. Kemner, blue
ribbon; O. Peterson, red ribbon; II. Pear
son, white ribbon.
Phot put A. Rehn, blue ribbon: J. Kem
ner, red ribbon, A. w. Kemner. white
Discus Throw Erlck Erickson. blue
ribbon; A. W. Kemner, red ribbon; A.
Rehn, white ribbon.
aav Yard Run Carl Kngstrom. blue rib
bon: B. Pearson, red nbbon; Kdward
aitrom, white ribbon.
Mile Run Phillip Carleman, blue rib
bon: K. Johnson, red ribbon; 1. Israelson,
FOREIGNER WILL ENTER
BALK LINE TOURNAMENT
Austria and Belgium will send delegate
to the conference, while France will, of
course, have Its representattvea there.
For a number of years there haa been
talk ot a world l championship lawn ten
nis meeting. It la felt that the Davla pup
I competition, while In a measure serving
the purpose, bss never done ao fully
lowing to Its being a. contest between
! nations instead of en between Individ
uals. This feeling has gained In
strength with each Tear th liana rup
has been held in Australasia. It la
pointed out that since 197 there haa been
I no real competition among th "Vham-
pun nations, to employ tna pnraaeoiogy
of th Davis cup regulations. Inasmuch
a Atnerlaa Is th only country that has
rent a team to the antipodes, owing to
the great distance and th amount of
time required to make tha trip. It is re
called that so long a the cup waa held
in England all the other 'nation sent
leanta to battle for It. . . .
Tha same conditions of affairs would
I prevail It America were the holding
country. It Is said that the European
nations were only waiting for tha cup to
be brought back to America to challenge
for It almuat In a body. Had tha New
Zealand contest resulted differently the
greatest lawn tennis competition In the
world's history would have been held
here thla year. Great Britain. Franc
and Germany were ready to tend teams,
and Australasia would almost certainly
have challenged, with Brooke to cap
tain Its team. In tha endeavor to regain
what It has come to look upon as It
There never haa been a world' lnn
tennis championship instituted, and many
people are disposed to conclude that it la
not frastble to hold one. The principal
tennl playing nationa are located so
near each other with the exception of
Australasia that no insuperable difficul
ties exist, however. If European play
ers were ready to cross the ocean In pur
suit of the Davie cup they would be even
more ready to do so If th prise were a
real world's championship. If a Euro
pean capital should be selected aa th
locale of th matches, however, there
would be even less trouble experienced
m getting entries In the European cen
ters. As for American players, there are
probably half a dusen who would view
with favor the plan of making a bid for
titular honora Many Americans have
contested for English championship hon
ors st Wimbledon in th past, and sev.
era! of th topnotrliera of today have
been quietly turning ever the project of
Having; m nr j r iw ine ciiaiiea
FLANNAGAN CASE ODD ONE1
Big Weight Thrower Hay Represent
England or America. 1
Prospective Pitching Wonder
LUISHMAH HOW IS TRAINING
Latest Hrpart that lie Will Wear j
Colors of I sited Klaadosa at the
Olisapie' Games In Stock- ,
holes Thla Vrar.
NEW YORK. Jan. .-The International
.: balk line tourney, which is to be
held here next month, will hare at least
a grand old wagon and earlier In his. on foreign entrant, and he will be M.
areer. before hut wheel was smashed, be j Roudll. a former French amateur eham
went along Ilka a real steam-roller. He Is pion. Roudll Is expected here lo a week
heady ball player and has been a cork-1 or two. The big tournament Is to be i needed materials. The Improvement he
Ing good third basemsn and nifty with the i held at the Uedenkrans club and will i lias In mind will Involve th expenditure
,ck, J begin on February it of an additional HOO.Oes.
t'eaaasy May IC a large Park.
Ho confident Is President Comiakey of
the ability of Manager Callahan te mats
a winning team out of tb White Bex
that he la figuring on Increasing the seat
ing capacity of the Comiskey park and
already has obtained estimates of th
probable cost and specifications for the
NEW YORK, Jan. !.-Thc new rule of
the Olympic games defining the residen
tial qualifications ot Intending competi
tors bas developed one of the oddest sit
uation In th history of International
athletics. At the Budapest conference i
last spring It waa decided that an athlete I
could represent hla native country any
time, even were he a naturalised cttlsena
ot another country. Just now th rule
applies to John Flannagan, tha present
Olympic hammer champion, and who. It
la understood, will be a contender at
Stockholm. For several years Flanagan
waa a resident here and successfully rep
resented the United States In Paris In
100 and at London four yeara ago. 1-ast
year he took a audden notion and went
back to his borne in Ireland, where h
competed all through tiia season, one ot
hi star engagement being th Interna
tional match between Hcotland and Ire
land. All along It was well known that Flanna
gan had his eye on th Hwedlsh fixture,
and some of his friends here volunteered
th information that he waa to keep In
training through tba entire winter ao as
te be well rounded up by July. Various
rumors have been floating around abeut
hi plans, one being that he was coming
back and would make one of the Ameri
can team once mors, but thts view was
set at rest in a letter which was received
by Baa Hherman of Harvard, a fellow
hammer thrower. Th nft directed ether
man to go e-4me Bi Bulllven, secre
tary of the American Olympic commit
tee, and Inquire If America would object
If Flanagan represented the old country,
or. If he cam back, a as he tllgibl to
throw for America.
Me Cesld fane Hark.
Tha reply was that the hammer thrower
could come back and wear the "tars and
Stripe, or be could throw for England
without protest en th part of America.
In explaining th caaa flnlltven aald
there waa nothing In the Olympic rules
thst could prevent' Flanagan from pick
ing his choice of tba two countries. Were
h to decide In favor of America he
would not even have to come bark here,
II could May In Ireland up to the last
minute when he could Join the Yankee
team at Stockholm. Th only bother he
would meet were he to come back here
again for good would be that he would
have to wait a full year before he could
represent an American club, but In the
meantime he could compete unattached.
Th latest report about Flanagan I
that he will represent tha 1'alted King
dom, and the decision to Important In the
fact that he will surely take soms points
from America in th weights He will
have the advantage, toe, ot knowing
more about the style of missile used by
the Swedes, whlls the men from here
will be mere er lea in the dark until
they land on the scene of action. That
will be the wrong time te be experiment
ing with any new implements. When the
game were held in Paris Ju uea, it was
the initial Introduction ot th hammer,
and Flanagan won with a throw ot Ml
feet. 4 Inches. He waa to the fore at Ht.
Loul In MM with a pitch of las feet. 1
Inch, and made hla third win at t,ondon
hi lM with in test. inches, which Is
now th Olympic record. Several times
last season Flanagan threw in th neigh.
bee hood of 1st feet, so It I safe te assume
that he will be Boat dangerous man at
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'CRIMSON OARSMEN SUPERIOR
Outlook for Events During Coming
Season Are Mach Brighter.
TRAINING WILL START SOON
At rsngbkeesals Meet IntereetlasT
('test Will He Betweea Cor- '
nell aad CeJasskla, a It
Waa Last Year.
f er '
Jeff Tesremi. young pitcher of the
Toronto (eastern league! club last sea
son, who will Join Hie New York (Hants
this year. Tesreau was tried out by the
Giants a year tgn, having been grabbed
from the Shreveport tem of the Texas
league, but he was found wanting by
McGraw, who wanted him to be polished
up a little more In his work. Accordingly
he was fsrmed out to Toronto for th
1911 season. With Toronto he did ao Well
that McOraw expects to make him a reg
ular member ot the Olant pitching corps
this year, Tesreau la a big fellow, al
most the same slse aa Christy Mathew
son. and he also a bears a facial resemb
lance to "BIX tx."
atlsnsl Leanae tssplres.
The National league umpire staff aa
announced I Klem. Johnstone, Kason.
Rlgler, Flnneran, Brennan, EmeHe, Bush
In the meantime Frank Gotch Is resting
while tb human box cars are pushing
one another around on the mat fur the
delectation of crowds who are eager t i
see the real thing.
Kearney High School Foot Ball Team, 1911
Johnny Gondiag with ten good offers
at his disposal, one of which Is from
Omaha, at a standing argument that It
pays a kali player to deliver his best in
Danny fchay denies t.ie report thst lie
Is la league wit the "Outlsws." No. hf
hsa severed all relations wl:h White
' Chics sports have put the ban on
fake wrestlers, but are still paying real
money te see Doc Roller perform. Can you
Don Carlos Ragan Is signed up with
Brooklyn this year as plain Patrick
Itagan. Yet he s mixing with the gentry.
It would make a heathen cry to hr
Gcerge Tebeau expotulate upon the evi.
af outlawry In base bail.
Be an Insurgent In ptlitke. If jou m-st.
bat stand pat for the grand old game.
The open season for "white hopes B
showing some splendid bsgs.
This snow is good for I'a (rass.
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Pueblo's Threat is
Not Taken to Heart
by Base Ball Barons
Pueblo s threat to begin legsl proceed
ings against the transfer of the Pueblo
ball club to Wichita are not considered
seriously by those, who are familiar with
the situation and with the constitution ol
th Western league.
Pueblo might cause a temporary tlrup
In Western league affairs, but It Is not
thought that the Colorado lown can win
In th end. Technically Pueblo had no
ball club last summer and has had no
Western league franchise since it sold
out to Bt. Joseph In th fall of 1MB. Mo
far as th Western league magnates
know, officially. I bell's club flnishid the
aeason In Wichita last year.
The league constitution provides that a
transfer uf a club must be ratified by a
three-fourths vote of the league meniiiers
either by letter or win-. Tins vote was
never taken w hen Mell w.'nt to Pueblo.
The constitution alto -provides that a
vote must be tik.n at the next league
meeting following a transfer. So far a
can be learned from I lie reticent magnates
no auch vote was taken at the ChKago
meeting In November.
Frank Isbrll also la authority for the
statement that he signed no paper agree
ing to retain a Western league base ball
club in Pueblo for anv stated time, and
that he made no sucli oral agreement.
Had he t.gned a contra t agreeing to
ke-p the rluh In Pueblo It ou!d be void,
for the constitution of tlie W'Stcrn league
reres that rlnJit to the league.
If Pueblo hax any bga! rights to Hie
WiHilta club thfe who claim to know
something a.Kiut the law ssv they cannot
see them. Kvervone. however, agrevs
that PueKo may have some moral rights,
and that "IJttlc Pittsburgh" has N-en
used as a fir?t- la "goat. '
Kearney High is
Proud of Record
"Victory does not lie in the score, but
the good, consistent, hard fighting of the
team." Is lite Kearney High school team's
But recalling the record of the team
for ill I, It terms their motto doe not
ct. a Kearney High school. ; Ne
braska Htate normal. 17.
x t. IX-Kearney High school, U: Lex
ington Hlgll school, X
Oct. 2fr-Kcrney illgh school, li; Aurora
Utah school, a
Oct. :i-Keernev High school, Grand
Islsnd High school, 1
Nov J- Kearney High school, ; Ilsst
Ings High school. .
Nov. i;-Kearney High school, Grand
Island High school. .
Nov. J-Kearney High school, ; North
Platte High school. .
Nov. 3ft- Kearney High school. U; Kear
ney Military academy,
Kearney High echuol 77: opponents. 17:
touchdowns, Keerney High school, IS; op
Des Moines Lucky
in Its New Leader
Pa Rourke predicts s successful season
for the Pes Moines club under the lead
ership of Tom Fsirweathet. former owner
of the Sioux City team. He Is of the
belief that the team will enjoy Its most
prosperous season 'this yesr. The fsct
that Tom Is well knows and likewise
well liked about the circuit will go a
long way with making Des Moines s good
town for the nallnnel psetime. Tom Is s
l genial person and wherever he goes he
is welcomed with open arms. The big
rragnate Is a born base ball leader and
exercises rare Judgment when It come
to the handling and purchasing of bail
NEW YORK, Jan. .-Wlth tha college
oarsmen getting ready to begin their
early Indoor training for the race next
aeason, rowing expert In reviewing the
season of 111 can hand first honor to
Harvard. Yale and Harvard were
brought Into competition with the crew a
In the early season which later rowed
at Poughkeepsle, and the result of their
showed the superiority of the Crim
The last aeason waa marked by th re
entrants of Princeton Into Intercollegiate
rowing after an absence ot over a quar
ter of a orntury. By Ita tine perform
ance, in competition with the veterans.
Cornell and Yale. It Jumped Into the
limelight of th rawing world. College
rowing in the west also took a big boom,
and a big western regatta may be held
The outlook for this year la most bright
for even a greater college rowing year
than tha record breaking en ot Mi. All
ot tb crews will be on the rowing ma
chines In a few days. At Poughkeepsle
ths fight In all probability will be. aa it
waa last yesr, between Cornell and Co
lumbia. Courtney, as usual, ha an
abundance of good material, II haa
many veterans left.
For th first Urn In yeara Columbia
chances are moat encouraging at the be
ginning of th year. As a rule few men,
either eld or sew, come out. and tha uni
versity haa to be raked over by Inside
scouts. Even then soma of the really
good ones present themselves only sftrr
th beet are on the water, thus losing
th Individual coaching for body work,,
which Klc pays ao much attention I In
doors that ha may have mora lime fur
blade work later.
IJke Cornell, Columbia' haa the bulk
of last year crew. Including fltroka
Isswnlng, who, by the way, la now cen
tal n. Hlller, an excellent oar ot a couple
of seasons ago. Is bark at rotleg and has
an excellent took In for seat. Then
there Is tha whole boatload of rattling
good youngsters who so easily ran away
from Cornell In last year's freshmen race, ,
t fall back upon.
Itrwk la Different.
The style of stroke at Columbia and
Cornell have gradually drawn apart and
bid fair to be even more radically dif
ferent this year. It is well known that
an outsider wh watches different crews
year In and year out, detect change aa
ee them between Interval, while
the coach himself, whs I constantly with
hla men, hi often oblivious to th gradual
Cornell, without a doubt, haa increased
Ih Mow part of th recover. A few years
age th first three-quarter ot th allde
on th recover was vary rapidly dona, and
after that ram th alow down. Courtney
baa decreased lha fast part ao much
that to lha eye It seems as If the proper
Uons were reversed and thst only the
first quarter waa fast and the last three
quarter slow. This I carried out In the
Rice has shortened his stroke. But ha
has made thla change Intentionally. He
haa cut out tba useless ever-reach. which
bring the shoulders far forward and
which makee tha men drop en the full
reach, bringing the blades too high Just
before the catch. In thi h lean slightly
toward th Belgian style. The slight
amount which be loses In length is made
up for y tw things: (1) The more ra
tional placing ot ths applied force and 13)
Vale Make Departure.
After Its vicissitudes ot tha last few
years. Yale has again mad sV radical
departure, and the pendulum ot her row
ing policy has once morn swung back iu
the graduate coach system. Rogers, sti
old KM rowing man. has been made head
coach, but It I not at all impossible thst
Bob Cook will be en hand, too. Tb old
Tale coach has long been out ot It, but
if ha can "come back" and teach rowing
In the rare war that h once did. tb
monotonous sents of Harvard victories
may be broken.
Th Canadlaa sculler. K. B. Butler. h
won th American ainaie scull champion
ship at Saratoga, waa the sensation ot
the aeason. Starling comparatively re
cently, he has gone up through the ranks
at meteoric pare until he reached th top
of the ladder last summer. An hour be
fore th rare he waa not even eligible for
the senior event, as he had to win the
assoristloa singles to quality.
Thla be did. and after a short rest
went out for the big race. A a topper he,
took the senior quarter-mile dash, beat
ing ths hitherto almost invincible (for
the distance) Fred Fueeasi. But in, ail
three races be rowed hard only at the
beginning snd end e th course. In each,
event he ahot out. got a commanding
lead, and then simply rowed well within,
himself, keeping bis men safe.
Just before finish he let out and
won a be pies led. Ss we don't know
what be really can do when be may
chouse to cut loos. Thus It is that we
have a youngster upon whom all rowing
is th Road t ryes are tocnssis. na win neara list
rem ssor this year. k ,
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