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Any Old Car Looks Good on the Road
at This Time of Year
SALL 'GOES OUT FOR
SPRING GRID WORK
Ail Candidates for Foot Ball Eleven
Ordered to Report for Practice
After Easter Vacation.
THREE "FINDS" DISCOVERED
CAPTAIN OF TARKIO
n- jamk f.. i.awiif.xk.
UNCPLX, March ll.-lSpcclal.) Dr. K.
J. Stewart, the now athletic director of
ihc I'nlversity of Nebraska, on the oc
casion of hi first visit to the school
where he will have chance of all branches
of sport, loft a very favorable Impres
sion. The new loach succeeded In making
himself solid with the undergraduate
liody and with the Lincoln business men
he met at the banquet tendered him.
Coach Stewart took opportunity to out
line the work for the . coming spring,
which wilt be under the direct super
vision of Assistant Athletic Director Dick
Rutherford. Stewart's Instructions dealt
mostly with the spring foot ball prac
tice, which will be started at . .ebraska
In two weeks, or directly following the
Rutherford expects to have the largest
squad In the history of Nebraska foot
ball, and reporting regularly during the
spring practice. With the coming of a
new regime In charge of the athletic
department. It means that every mem
ber of the foot ball team. Including Cap
tain Corey, must win his place on the
eleven oVr again, and the veterans will
have no tinch on their Jobs.
Three Freshman Finds.
Keener competition than In some sea
sons la sure to result from the change
In coaches. At the same time, Man
ager Heed reports three "finds" among
the freshmen players last year, who did
not continue training during the sea
son because of sickness. ,
hT" "ere are three men who will be
eligible for the team this year," said
Reed, "who are the best prospective
linesmen we have had at the university
In years. . All three had to stop training
before the season fairly started and they
ear unknown, but take my word for It
they wlH be heard from.
"There Is every reason to believe that
with the material on hand, the 1917 Hua-
kers will present the greatest line and
backfield we ever had.
No than are In Style.
' Coach Stewart was very much encour
aged with what he saw at the university.'
He was particularly impressed with the
uui uau ivrniii. nuu nunc buiiiiluuh ...
would be a. hard Job to duplicate the re
markable successes of the last few'years,
believed the mnterlal Is on hand to
elop a whnle of a team. ,
hlle here. Dr. Stewart and Rutherford
were In close consultation over the style
of play to be used by the Cornhuskers
next season. Foot ball on the Pacific
coast and In the Missouri valley differs
widely, the rvesterners using a. more otferi
style of formation in advancing the ball
It Is not likely, however, that there wilt
be any., radical change in the Nebraska
ofenslve play. '
Manager Reed believes the'' high school
DasKei pail lournameni, wnun closes iu
nlght, will come closer to paying out than
ever before,-and reimbursing all of "the
teams for thslr expenses. The certainty
of a packed , house tonight . In the big
auditorium, vtfiltfh 'Will accaipniSpdate close
to 3,000 peqjplo, snakes IU. siag. sure - that
all traveling expenses can. 4 fnet t
There baa not been a slngto Interruption
or dlsagYeftaJble Incident In' connection
with the tournament alt wee)?. By devoting-thfc
ntlre four days to it tne
teams have"'been given more rest than
ever before, and an Impro'.tfd quality 01.
basket Imll has resulted
One tbl& that the tournament has
compliB"bed ft -to uncdver some 'real stars
for thovtJuJverstly and. to put over 730
students ''ln,.cle; totich''wlth i the uni
versity. ' y, '..,, ,i!'"''
Tnk Squid it Work.
Wrestling and track will occupy the
boards at the university during the next
few weeks. The weather has moderated
sufficiently to permit Reed to take his
track squad out on the cinder path, but
graining will not start In earnest until
after the spring holidays. Reed Is pretty
much puzzled to figure out Just where
he stands In track. The return of Wiley
to the fold unquestionably adds strength
to his squad by giving Nebraska a star
in those departments where the Huskers
have always been weak. There are a
number of other good men, but all are
untried, and whether they can stand up
to the strain of the Missouri Valley con
ference .meet Is another question.
The track season will open with a home
meet between the different classes, where
Reed expects to get a line on his ma
terial, and -will be followed with dual
meets with Ames, Kansas, Minnesota,
the Missouri Valley conference meet and
the Western Collegiate meet In Chicago
Nebraska's wrestling team. Including
practically all veterans, wifh Otopoullk
and Rutherford, has evidently scared all
comers. The meet with Iowa Is the only
engagement the Huskers have been able
to secure, but Dr. Clapp plana to send
his men Into the western intercollegiate
wrestling tournament, where Nebraska
cleaned up In splendid shape last year.
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SMALL TOWN FANS
HAYE UPPER HAND
Defeat of Omaha and Lincoln Basket
Ball Fivei Cause for
CRETE LOOMS UP VERY STRONG
NOW OFJLEGAL AGE
Manager of Championship Luxui
Crew Will Celebrate Birthday
with Banquet Tonight.
HAS TWELVE PLAYERS SIGNED
Today Johnny Dennlson, .manager and
captain of the Lux us base ball team,
which won the amateur championship of
Omaha last year, becomes of legal age.
At least Johnny says It is his birthday
and that he Is only 21 years old, and who
would doubt the word of a truthful young
man like Johnny?
In order to' observe in a. moat fitting
and proper and even auspicious manner
such a momentous occasion as the day
upon which a young man becomes eligi
ble to vote, Johnny has. planned a ban
quet for his crew of athletes. - It will
be held tonight at 6:30 at one of the
Dennlsori says he has twelve athletes
under contract with the contracts safely
deposited , In , hls7instd. pookst, where'
ne. sneaktlitef . of . pickpocket, may -get
them. But the crafty Dennlson refuses
to divulge who the said, twelve athletes
are. He is . keeping their names a vast
secret. The only contracts which have
been" registered ' with the amateur as
ociaMon are those, of Johnny .Dennlson
and Johnny Hazen. The remainder will
probably remain a secret until Dennlson
is Inclined to make them public, beceuse
Johnny Is as hard to pump as. an Egyp
tian sphinx. ....
Oh, yes, and Johnny has another person
signed up. Being of legal age now, and
manager of a championship base ball
team, Dennlson has signed up a secre
tary. All successful managers must have
a secretary. What the secretary will do
Is open to debate, but that doesn't cut
any ice with the Luxus boss. Dennlson
Is also keeping the secretary's name a
secret. Johnny is a very secretive young
man these days.
LINCOLN. March 11. (Sperlal.)-Thc
smsllcrt owns In the state basket ball
tournament, in whli'h eighty-five Ne
braska high schools took part, are re:'
Jolclng today over the elimination of
Lincoln and Omaha In ' the semi-finals
Inst night,. With Beatrice and Crete as
Small town partisans take the view
that Omaha and Lincoln had boen walk
ing off with the tournament with sunn
regularity'- hat It was beginning to. have
little.. attraction for the smaller towns' In
Nebraska. . ' "'' - ,
Bojh Omaha nd L'ncoln rpoters are
Inclined to give' Beatrice ami Crete full
ortdltv.for the ' wonderful ganiVa they
played In, the semi-finals. Both frVes dls-.
ptaycd. varsity caliber and there whs
never a time when Omaha or L'ncoln had
even a chance to win.
Crete I, noma In.,'
Crete Is favored to win the champion
ship in the finals between Rcatrton and
Crete tonight In the city auditorium. The
Beatrice, five captured the championship
the first year of the tournament, while
Crete has never held' the honor.
Manager Ouy K. Roed anhrttinced lolny
he would not permit the officials in the
games to follow the time-honored custom
of selecting all-state teams. Reed feels
that It is unjust to pick a few players
out of the RXJ participating In the tourna
ment and occord them honors.
Instead Reed will instruct the officials
In each division to hold a conference and
pick an "honor-roll" for each, which will
give more players representation ' than
can be given on an alt state live. The
selections of the officials will "be made
public next Sunday by Reed.
llambnldt (ir Dnnnar.
Humboldt and Dunbar were the win
ners of the Class C semi-finals played this
afternoon at the armory.
Humboldt defeated Ravenna. 13 to 11,
and Dunbar won from Genoa, It to 10.
The Humboldt-Ravrnna game was espe
cially hard fought and ended In a tio at
the end of the regulation thirty minutes
of play, but an extra session of five
minutes was ordered and the Humboldt
tossers' won on a sensational one-handed
toss of a field goa! by Harrv Scott..
Humboldt and Dunbar play In the finals
at- the auditorium tonight for the cham
pionship of the Class C division.
Following is the aummary:
OMAHA, SUNDAY M0KN1X0, MAKClt 12, 101G.
CONDITIONING CAMPION WILLARD FOR FIGHT WITH MORAN At the right is
' Champion Jess Willard, boxing with his sparring partner, Walter Monahan, who is about
the same sbe as Frank Moran and iwcs Moran's tactics in boxing with Willard, in order
to protect the champion's defense.
ROURKE IS AFTER
Omaha Owner Expects to Contains
mate Deals for Outfielder and
ZEHRUNG SPENDS DAY IN OMAHA
Ga (tenia n L.(l
Mnmboldt. Snar.n and
Spevacek (2), Duncan (2),
In Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITV. March ll.MSpccial
Telegram.) Joe Steeher displayed hla
wares last night and his scissors proved
sharp enough to overwhelm the Utih
contingent of wrestlers in seventeen and
He won from Oeorge Nelson, heavy
weight, in seven and one-half minutes
John Kllonls. middleweight in three mln
utes; Mike Vokel, middleweight, seven.
The only spectacular work was in the
Mike Yokel test. Tokel got behind
Stecher and lifted him shoulder high. On
the descent Stecher fsstened his python
like grip and the local favorite after
bridging for awhile succumbed. Arm
locks accompanied the scissors in each
fall. An enthusiastic reception was given
the Dodge wonder.
National Tug Team
Wants Somebody to
Give Them Battle
The National tug-of-war team organ
ized and captained by aarles Hyatt, Is
looking for opponents. Tle . National
team declares It Is willing to tackle any
pulling squad In the city except the
Danes, and that after a few more weeks
may even do that little thing. '
The National crew weighs 1,100 pounds-
six men and has met and defeated a
number of local teams. Its lineup in
cludes Ed Finley. anchor:. James Ander
son, Phil Adams. Jack Mk-Fadden, George
Winston and Charles Cole. Any team
wishing to battle the Nationals can call
Captain Hyatt at DoukIus 7K4 during the
day, or Harney 7602 in the evening.
BLUFFS FIVE WINS FIRST
GAME IN BALL TOURNEY
The basket ball tournament to decide
the championship of southwestern Iowa,
which the Council Iiluffs team has
striven so valiantly to win, was begun
here yeaerday afternoon.
The first game was played between the
Incils and the representatives f the Man
a.fSng Hiwh school, the IJlufN winning. Si
Oakland and Shplby met next. Tie
Oakland players outweighed their rit'ttls
considerably, but the !-he by war 1 in
won, 14 to T.
They Want to Divide
Amateurs in Two
CINCINNATI. O., March 11. At a
meeting of the rules committee of the
National liase Rail federation here today
recommendations .were decided upon to
divide the amateurs into two classes. It
will be recommended that Class A be
composed of none but those who are
strictly amateurs, while Class B should
be composed of those who accept mopey
for playing base ball, but who do not
take up base ball for a living.
The committee will also recommend
championship series for both classes, and
A huge mass meeting of amateur base
ball, players, as well as the delegates
to the convention here, were addressed
tonight by August Hermann, chairman
of the National Base Ball commission,
and Ty Cobb of the Detroit Americans.
Cobb lost a valuable diamond ring en
route south today and stopped here. He
went back over the route he had taken
when he lost the ring from the train, but
failed to find it.
Mingus, Scott (3), Doreliind. Snapn. Foul
goals: Duncan, Scott, Mathias (2). Ref
OENOA-10. I DUNBAR 11
Anderson ...... R.F.I R.F Holmes
White ..L.F. L.F Hovd
Lowe ...' C. C Seba
Venger .........R.U.I R.O.... Walker
willard UO.I LO Westcott
Held goals: Anderson (21, White, Will
ard (2). Holmes c2i. Seba. Walker. West
cott. Foul goal: Seba. Referee:. Racely.
liiftLuws, Aiarcr to. special Tcie'
gram,)Beatrtce and Crete upset the dope
on the Nebraska Hlgn 'seliool basket' ball
tourn4fnflt ; tere; tonight, by eliminating1
Omaha and Lincoln. These two win
ners will fight it out for the champion
ship, of the Class -A division of the tour
nament at the finals tomorrow night.
A crowd which completely filled the
City. Auditorium, and which was esti
mated at 2, GOD, saw Beatrice give Omaha
the worst lacing ft had had this year.
While Crete treated Lincoln to an even
more severe trouncing. The Beatrice
Omaha score was 17 to 7 for Beatrice,
while Crete piled ,p fourteen poiuts to
only three for Lincoln.
Beatrice la Flae Form.
There was no fluke in the ' Beatrice
victory. Regarded as the weakest of the
four teams entering the semi-finals, the
Beatrice five flashed a brand of basket
ball, which has not been exceeded In tne
six years of the tournament. Omaha
fought gamely,, but for the first time
during the tournament seemed unable to
display the clock-like team work that
has characterized all of Its other games
in the tournament. Mulligan's pupils were
equally puzzled to locate the basket and
the few opportunities which Beatrice's
close guarding gave the score were
thrown wildly away.
The Queen City lads hopped Into the
lead at the start and kept at It, Snellen
berg contributing two remarkable field
goals. The first half ended, 12 to 3 for
Beatrice. ' Mulligan managed to Instill
more pep into hla team the second period,
but Beatrice fought harder and scored
five points during the second half to
four for Omaha. It was the first year
Coach Mulligan has lost In the tourna
ment. Lincoln Outclassed.
Crete outplayed Lincoln Just as de
cisively in the tirst game of the semi
finals. Crete stepped into the lead and
held it throughout the first half end
ing, 12 to 2 for Crete. The second period
netted but one field goal for Crete, while
Albrecht raised Lincoln's total to three
with a free throw. Following Is the sum
mary of the semi-finals in Class A:
CRETE . (U) . LINCOLN (3)
Len Krundell..R F.l L.F Albrecht
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"Within the next forty-eight" houns t
expect to announce' the consummation of
deals for an outfielder and a catcher," la
the cheering news Pa Rourke breathed
Saturday. "Then we will be fixed for' the,
pennant flight and we'll be right there td
show 'em the pace."
The outfielder Rourke Is after slugs th
pill at over a .300 clip and Is soma 114
cat In the fielding department Tha addi
tion of this chap, with Cy Forsythe and
Karl Smith on either side, will make tha
Omaha garden look about as sweet a
anything In the loop.
Tho catcher is also eomethlng of a
watamlth. In fact, he Is so good that
Rourke expects to use him and Krueger
flfty-flfty and any Western league
catcher who can hold his own with Ernie
Krueger Is considerable catcher.
Rourke hsk ordered hla athletes to re
port at Beatrice for spring training not
later than March V. March 27 la the dead
line. The boiling out season wilt open
March X. Rourke will send out the
transportation to the men on March 20,
thus giving them seven days to arrive.
Erhransr I si Omaha.
President Frsnk C. Zehrung of th
Western league was in Omaha yesterday.
Zehrung gave out the information that
he had six swell umpire lined up and
would probably announce their name
within a feUkdays. . As the double umpir
ing system will be used In the Western
this year. Prexle Zehrung has two more
to dig up. Zehrung says the six men he
has lined up come well recommended and
should prove satisfactory to magnatea,
players and fans at least as satisfactory
as a flesh and blood ump can be.
President Zehrung will come to Omaha
about the middle of April, Just before the
season opens, to make talks before the
Commercial and Rotary clubs and create
ome enthusiasm among the fans. Last
week Zehrung spoke In St. Joseph and he
reports everything- points to a most pros
perous eeaann In Holland's village.
"The business men are all enthusiastic,"
said Mr. Zehrung, "and they promise that
the team shall be well supported."
The proxle goes to Topeka and Wichita
Thursday and Friday of this week and to
Bloux City March 27. He was In Dee
Moines two weeks ago. Omaha anil Den
ver come later.
BRANDE1S TEAM IN
CHICAGOTOURNEY Omaha Champa Expected to Make
Good Showing in National Tour
nament Last of Week.
SEASON ENDS SATURDAY NEXT
AMATEUR LOOPS WILL MEET
Greater Omaha,' City, Booster, Met
ropolitan and Other Leagues to
Hold Meetings This Week.
DIRECTORS GATHER MARCH 22
WEEDING OUT PROCESS
IN IOWA BASKET BALL GAME
AMES, la.. March 11. (Special Tele
egrara.) The four of the fifteen high
school teams which survived the second
rounds this afternoon In this district of
the state prep basket ball championship
tournament in the state gymnasium were
Boone, Fort Dodge, Algona and Eagle
Boone. Id; Sac City. 12.
I.uverne. 12; Fort Dodue. 21.
Algona, 11: Je'ferson. J.
Ku! liron, 10; Ogden, 7
C. Frundell R.O.I L.Q Schroeder
Kills UU-IRu...-. timith
Substitutes: Neal for Cypreanson. Field
foals: Sthroeder. Len Frundell (3), C.
Yundell !.' Foul goals: Albrecht, C.
Frundell (4). Referee; Rutherford.
BEATRICE (IT) I OMAHA (T)
Cosford R.F.I L.F Patty
..Li.r .i rv.lv.
Khellenberg ...L.F.iK.F Maxwell
Ward C.C Paynter
nurrougna i i ixii urove
liubka UU.lRU Logan
Substitutes: Yardley for Patty. Field
goals: Logan, (.rove, Cosford (31, Shellrn
berg (2), Ward U). Foul goul: I'atLy,
Paynter (2), Ward. Referee: ttliields.
Arllasjtoa and Mlndea.
Arlington and Minden will fight it out
In the finals Saturday night for the first
honors In Class B. Arlington won from
Stanton. 14 to 8, in the first of the semi
finals in the division, and Minden had an
easy time with Schuyler, 19 to . Superior
teamwork brought victory for the winner
In each game. Following Is the Class B
R O Carle
Qilfrey L.U.I l.il Klopp
Field goals: Urattan. Holstein (2).
Ludwlg . L.F.
Klopp. Ludwlg (2), Fasett at, Ollfrey.
roul goals: uuawig M). Kereree, IKiKg.
MINKEN-U). I SCHfVLER-lf.
Anderson RF.i R.F Rallou
Ktxelmlller ....L.F.! UK Otrodovska
l 'anion C. C Jones
Thompson Rd.lR.G Vuts
D. Kingsley L.O ! 1.1 Ponovan
Field goals: Jones, FtxHmlller (2), An
derson, ('anion (it. Thompson (2i. Foul
goai: Hallou (7), Thompson (JI. Refnire,
Basket ball fans will bid adieu tliU
week to the most successful season in the
history of Omaha. The general windup
will take place Saturday evening at the
Young Men's Christian association when
the Brandels Stores mix with Bellevue
college and the Joe Smiths of Council
Bluffs tackle the High School of Com
merce. What la attracting the greatest atten
tion at present is the fact that the Bran
dels Stores, city champs of the Trl-City
It ague, will enter the national basket ball
tournament to be held at Chicago Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday of this week.
Local fans feel confident that the Bran
dels five will give a good account of
Itself and there are many who believe
the lo.al champs have an excellent chance
to cop the tourney.
Tennis from all over the l.'nlted States
a ill take part in tho national tournament,
some coming from as far west as San
Francisco and as far east as Pennsyl
vania. Some of the western quintets
t-ntered arc: I'nlversity of Utah, Oak
land Young Men's Christian asHoctatlon,
Olympic club of fc"nn Francisco, Osage,
la., and Omaha.
The Brandels Stores will leave Tuesdxy
with tlie following men: Jake Isaacson,
manager; Tommy Mills, coach; Dutch
Platz, Bob Koran, Lee Burkenroad,
Morrle Colin, Mark Hughes, McWhlnney,
Ritchie and Hoppert.
I larks Come Mroag,
In the Trl-Clty league the ( larks have
been coming up strong the Inst few weeks
and threaten to nose the Towriacnd out
of second place. At present the Clarka
are only thirteen points behind the Town
sends. Should the Clarka take either of
their two scheduled games this week
against the Omaha High school and tlie
University of Omaha, It woujd give them
the coveted second position.
What will undoutedly be the most Im
portant mix of the week is the schedule!
game between the I'nlversity of Omaha
and Bellevue college Tuesday. The two
schools have been at outs a to athletic
relations for the last four years and It Is
expected that ths contest wilt go a long
ways in heuling the breach. Both schools
are making great plans to turn out l-i
force. The Suburbanites and the I'nl
versity of Omaha arc about equally
matched, both at the present time oc
cupying cellar births In the Trl-City
I.onk to Next Tear.
Local managers are already looking
ahead to next scaron. Fear ng that many
of their men will desert them, mun:i
managers have startej signing up sta-s
for net season. Coach Mills of Crelghto-.
seems to have the best of the ban-'Hlnlnr
so far. The fact that Crelghton will have
! (Continued . 1'ue Two. Column lnr.l
There Is nothing for the directors of
the Omaha- Amateur Base Ball associa
tion to do now, except draft the new
constitution, until the lesgues are organ
lied. They were scheduled to meet last
"Wednesday night, but as none of the di
rectors could conceive any business of
Importance, said meeting was called off.
By Wednesday March 22, everything will
be ready for them to convene, so they
will get together that night at the city
hall. By that time the constitution will
be ready for tha approval or rejection of
the directors. ' . j
With a few additional parks on the
menue this season it Is a safe wager that
the attendance to amateur, games will
hover around the ftOO.000 mark for this
season. Conservative figuring by the high
moguls of the Omaha Amateur Base tall
association brings to light the fact that
over. 300,000 fans turned out lost year,
and when you consider the increased In
terest from people that always gave ama
teur base halt the nothing doing signal,
and also others that will be converted,
the afore-mentloned numerals will In all
probability be a safe estimate.
Many Meellnus This Week.
Oodles of pep and ginger will be In
jected Into the Omaha Amateur associa
tion this week when several leagues that
are at present in a depleted condition,
others that are filled up and others that
will organize are scheduled to congregate
at the city hall. On Monday night the'
City league will meet tnd formulate their
plans for the ensuing season and approve
their schedule. On Wednesday night the
Booster league will finish up Its unfin
ished business. Wednesday the Southern
league will assemble and elect officers
for the ensuing season. Said league could
use a few more teami. For further In
formation call Frank llubatka at Tyler
1042. Another league which will meot
Wednesday that could use a couple more
teams Is the Inter-City league. It affil
iates with the Class C warriors. The
American league will also meet on
Wednesday night an 1 arrange Its sched
uie so as to coincide with the thoughts
of the directors relative to the time the
season should terminate In order to get
the city series out of the way before fall
arrives. The Oreater Omaha league will
meet Monday night.
TO ENTER T MEET
Fred Rodkey, Kama Star Who
Holdi Victory Over Ted Mere
dith, Will Be in Omaha.
Brandeis Take One
at Nebraska City
NRRRASlvA CITY Neb.. March 11.
(Ppeclal Telegram.) -The Brandels basket
all team of Omaha tuned up" for Its trip
to the N. tlonal basket ball tournament
(o Chicago vy defeating the Nebraska
Athletic club team here tonight, 27 to IB.
The team work of the Brandels was too
much for the locals who put up a plucky
fight throughout. ...
The game at times was marred by
roughness, but as a whole was fast and '
well, played. .The .basket shooting of
BdrkTenroad ah! Jiata vpf, ttiL.2)randets .
and the guarding of Ritchie and Cohn
featured for the visitors. McCandless'
guard rg and general work and tha guard.
Ing of Kellogg featured . for , Nebraska j
City. The line up: . .. '
BRANDKIS. NEB.. A. CLUB.
Hughes LF.IL.F.. Knllonr
Plats. IIoppert.R.F.i R.F. .,.. Cline
OTHER K. U. STARS TAKE PART
Fred Rodkey, star half mller on the
I'nlversity of Kansas track tram and
tho man who defeated the groat Tod
Meredith at a recent meet at Kansas
City, will be one of the stars to compete
In the annual indoor athletic and gym
nastlo meet which will be staged at tha
Omaha Auditorium, March' 81.
W. O. ' Hamilton, athletic director of
tho Jayhawk school, has written the
Omaha "Y" that he would Ilka to enter
"Rodkey, two mllers, a relay team and
his high Jumper who holds a mark of
six feet and one-inch.
Tha Kansas entry wilt a 'sure the Omaha
meet of some classy competition, espe
cially with Kansas and Nebraska pitted
against each other in a number of event
As a result of entries from Nebraska
and Kansas a new event has been added
to the schedule for the big tourney.
In a mile relay for college teams and
loving cup will be awarded the winner,
Tarklo college Is anxious to pit Us
team against some of the minor col
leges of Nebraska end has so written
Ilud Kearns. As several of the Corn
husker schools are expecte4 to enter.
Tarklo's will probably enter a team.
AGNEW ELECTED HEAD
OF BOWLING CONGRESS
TOLEDO, O., Alurch 11. William Agnew
of Cleveland was elected president of the
Amerlcen Bowling congress, which held
its annual meeting here today.
Abe Langtry of Milwaukee and Frank
L. Pasdeloup of Chicago were re-elected
to the secretaryship and treasurer's po
sitions. Orand Rapids was awarded the 1917
niong the directors elected was II. O.
Siixinch of Sioux . .ty.
(ioryge Storts of Des Moines was mado
a life Member
Peru Normal Comes
'With Rush and Wins
KEARNEY. Neb., MUrch ll.-(Spoc!al
Telegram.) Coming from behind on the
last few minutes of play, Peru Normal
basket hall five won an exciting game
from tho Kearney Stato Normal here to
nlKht. ) to 32. Kearney held a com
fortabln lead during the whole game, be.
Ing eleven points ahead with only four
minutes to Play. Rapid work on the part
f the down-ststers diked the gap until
with half a minute left. Long threw
beautiful field goal for the two point
needed to win. The tail Peru center
starred throughout the contest while
Rick and Jensen played the test game
for the local lads, Jensen scoring eight'
eon points for his team, while but one
score was made past the defensive pla
of Captain Rich.
Field goals: Hughes. Plats X4, Hop
art (2). Mirkenroad (4). Rltihie. Kellovar.
Cilne (2), Stevens (2), McCandles (3). Foul
gon is: uurKenroau (3), Stephenson (2).
Referee: bchwake.. ..."
BASE BALL FEDERATION
MAKES RULES FOR PLAYERS
CINCINNATI. O.; March ll.-Tha Na
tional Base Ball Federation adopted a
constitution today, after being in session
for four hours, and adjourned.
Tha constitution limits the. term of
president of the federation to twa eon.
secutive years and spectfiea that "no
person Interested in the manufacture or
sale of sporting- goods shall . be eligible
for election to any office In tha organiza
The members of tha federation were
classified thus: -A player eligible to class
A la one who receives no monetary re
muneration for Ms service as player
during the current season. A player
eligible to class AA is one who does not
earn 'a livelihood by hla service as a
player.- . .
The playing rules of tha National league
will be tha rules of the federation and
its affiliated bodies.
A resolution by Harry Ileffelebeln of
Johnston. Pa., calling for the appoint,
ment of a committee to call on tha Na
tlonal commission to ask for a "munifi
cent" donation for amateur ball players
was adopted. Hefflebeln ssld the money
would be devoted to developing ball play-
NORTH PLATTE BASE BALL
NORTH PLATTE," Neb.. March 11 -
(Special.) A large crowd of base ball
fans met at the office of O. E. Elder
last ' night and formed an ' organisation
and discussed plans ( for base ball in
North Platte during the season of 1914.
R. C. Ingford was elected president, ond
O. K. Elder secretary and treasurer. J.
J. Gettman, who so ably directed the
team last year, was re-elected as man.
it was decided to hold a fair some time
In April, to raise funds, and W. J. Land
graf waa appointed to have charge of
this matter. Manager Gettman stated
that ,a number of applications had been
received from ball players who desired
to try . out with North Platte, and that
he. anticipated, no -difficulty in setting
a god bunch together. v . . ,
SECTIONAL BASKET BALL
TOURNEY AT DES MOINES
DES MOINES, la.. March 11. (Special
Telegram.) Eight games In the high
echool basket ball tournament were
played here this afternoon and evening
and resulted as follows:
Adair. 13; Grimes, 21.
Ml. Ayr. 13; Blnrkton. S.
Irwin, 9; (luthiie Center, 6.
Aftou. .1. Dallas 'enter. 12. '
Coon Ruplrix. 11; Perrv, K.
Orimcs, C; Mt. Ayr. 18.
liwin. 1; Ccon Rapids, Ju.
FALKENBERG ASSISTS IN
. TRAINING ILLINI NINE
'CHAMPAIGN1. 111.. March ll.-Cy Falk
enberg, one of Illinois' most famous
graduates to big league circles, has been
helping the drill of battery men In the
Armory here. Coach Huff gave the men
an outdoor workout, but the weather was
too cold for effective drill and the squad
has returned to the Armory. Illinois'
training trip In the south Includes games
with Mississippi at Oxford. April 1; with
the Mississippi Aggies at Starkvllle, April
Z and 4; with Alabama at T .sUaloo-a.
April B and 6. and Willi LouVIuna
I'aton Rouge, April 7 and J.
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