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Davy Fultz Still Has Two Weeks in Which to Prepare His Final Alibi
RODRKE IS READY
FOR SIGNAL TO GO
Has Nineteen Athletes from
Which to Choose His 1917
FOUR WILL GET THE GATE
How They'll Line Up
in the Spring
Catcher Tony Brottm, tarry Prmtt.
Pltfhent Harry Benton, Wyn air
ham, Miirphy Carrie, Crll Thompson,
Marty OToole, Otto Men, Harry blraoM
and Prince Uaakell.
Flint Base Jake Roldermaa.
Second Base Harold lrelan.
Hliortotop Marty Kmg.
Third Bane Joe Bar.
IWtfteld Hal Brokaw.
C'enterfleld Shair Thompson.
Rilthtfleld Cy Foraythe.
rtlllty Infield Johnny Watklns.
Itllity Outfield Floyd Smith.
By FRED S. HUNTER.
With the acquisition last week of
Shag Thompson and Tony Brottem,
the flock of diamond talent which
will report to Manager Marty Krug
the latter part of March for the
spring training is now complete.
Nineteen . athletes, some erf them
tried and found true and some of
them merely prospects, are now the
property of Pa Rourke and the
Omaha Base Ball club. Upon these
nineteen men Pa and Marty will rest
their faith and hopes for the 1917
The Western league player limit
is fifteen, so four of these athletes
will have to seek other pastures after
May 1. Two of the four will be
pitchers. Prince Gaskell, who came
to the Rourkes in mid-season in 1916,
is one of those who is slated for the
The prince was a good pitcher once
and he still" has a lot of stlfff, but
the pace in the Western is just a
little too fast for him. He may be
deported before the training season
Krause is Sure.
One other hurler must go. A
Western league club cannot carry
over six pitchers. Harry Krause, the
little southpaw, is one hurler who is
fairly certain of a job because Harry
is a good utib'ty man? He can play
the outfield very acceptably, is a .300
hitter ancTis a goodpitcher. There is
little question but what Rourke will
retain him because of his hitting (tal
ent and ability to go into the out
field in emergencies.
Harry Benton,-Wayne Barham and
Murphy Currie are the three new
pitchers. If all of these majte good
and Rourke has a hunch they will, it
will be one of the veterans who will,
pack his little grip and hike for-fce
tall timbers. Marty O'Toole, Otto
Merz and Cecil Thompson are the
Benton is a young husky who
comes front Winnipeg and all re
ports from those frozen parts are
that he is a coming wonder. He is
believed to be the besf bet of the
three new hurlers. Currie was-sold
to Rourke by the St. Louis Cardinals,
who obtained him from the Carolina
league. He is said, to be a, comer
too. Barham is just a prospect. He
comes well recommended and he has
a good record, but his chances are
not considered as good as Benton's
i Best Catchers in Loop.
That Brottem and Pratt will make
up the best receiving department the
Western league has seen in many
a day is the belief of Pa Rourke. The
St. Louis Cards, who sold Brottem
to Rourke, wanted to send him to
Omaha under an optional agreement,
but Pa refused to accept him under
these conditions. After two months
of dickering the Cards finally agreed
to make an outright sale. The fact
that Huggins wanted to keep a string
on Brottem shows he believes the
yoiingstcr is some catcher. Rourke
has seen- Pratt in action and calls
him one of the most finished receivers
in the business. Brottem is a little
(Continued on Pae Two, Column Fire.)
Junior Title of
Nebraska Will Be
Settled in Omaha
The Hastings' All-Stars will meet
"Bob" Hager's Midget All-Stars at
the Omaha "Y" next Saturday night
to settle the junior state baske ball
title. The Midgets took the title from
the Hastings' five last year on the
local floor. The Midget team is com
posed of some of the classiest junior
layers in these parts. The name the
Hasringsites assume once in a while is
Hastings High school. The All-Stars
to a man represented Hastings High
school when they defeated York High
school last week, 35 to 18.
The Hastings team lines up with
Hull and Haverly at forwards, Kauf
at center, Dutton and Kohl at guards.
They 'have three high class substi
tutes in Suckland, Hart and McGrew.
Almost all of these boys were seen
on the local floor, last year, when
they were coached by "Bob" Hagcr,
assistant physical director at the local
"Y." then at Hastings. The Midgets
will lineup with Austin Smith and
Johnny Nicholson at forwards, Comp
at cenlerf Macfarland and Longwell
al guards. Two members of tMe team,
Ciller and Usher, are substitutes on
the Central High schooLteam andNvill
. go on the Iowa trip next week, so wilt
not be ble to, play.
Six of Holland's Vets
Refuse to Accept Terms
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 3. (Special
Telegram.) Kirkham, McCabe, Fus
ner, Hovlik, Williams and Helmer of
last year's St. Joseph team have re
turned contracts unsigned and Hol
land has been able to come to terms
cnly with Wright add Graham, two
turn whose future with the club was
ri carded asyproblematical.
If the veterans do not agree to
terms this week, Holland will sign
semi-professional and youngsters to
.take their places. He insists he will
not give in to their demand),, regard
less of the outcome. Honolulu Will
iams is tin only member of the play
Aha! Pa Rourke
( Caught at Last
Pa Rourke has at last been dis
covered. The owner of the Omaha
base ball club has taken a whirl at
the golf game.
Last November Pa made a visit
to Excelsior Springs, Mo. A
friend succeeded in enticing him
onto the golf links there. And Pa
played, or tried to play, eighteen
holes before he gave it up as a
Pa tried desperately to keep it a
secret, and he was successful for
almost three months, but evil will
out, and the truth became known.
Tis said Pa busted up $18 worth
of 'tools and almost ruined a golf
course on his cighteen-hole at
tempt. It is said Pa's golf career started
and ended with those eighteen
Rourkes Will Do
Their Training on .
Home Lot This Year
The Rourkes will do their training
in Omaha this year. '
Last year Pa took his hopefuls to
Beatrice for the three weeks of train
ing, but he found little advantage in
this system, so he has decided to
put the boys through their prepara
tory stunts on the home lot this
"We Wouldn't find any better
weather unless we went several hun
dred miles south," said Rourke, "and
the expense is too large."
Jack Holland is the only Western
league magnate who has announced
he will take his club south. Holland
will train the Drummers at Tulsa,
Okl. The other clubs are expected,
like Omaha, to train at home.
Journeys East to
Chicago This Week
An invasion which will carry them
as far east as Chicago will be made
by the Creighton basket ball flippers
this week. The blue and white squad
starts on its jaunt with a combat at
Dubuque Tuesday- night with the
Dubuque college five. Wednesday
night Mills' tossers lock horns with
Company F at Rockford, 111. Two
games will be played in Chicago Feb
ruary 8 and 9 with St. Ignatius and
Loyola colleges, respectively. Before
returning to Omaha the Creighton
quintet will journey to Kankekee,
111., for a game with St. Viateurs col
lege at that point.
Former Husker On Coast
Sends OutS.O. S. for Joe
George Gowin, a former Nebras
kan, who is now living in San Fran
cisco, is anxiously awaiting the day
when Joe Stecher plants his number
tens on California soil.
Gowin writes to the sporting edi
tor of The Bee that his one ambi
tion is to see Stecher clamp his scis
sors on Ad Santel, alias Ernst, and
pin Santel to the mat. "The wrest
ling fans gut here seem to think that
Joe Stecher is cold-footed," he writes,
"and for that reason I would like to
see the poor deluded fellows see him
"Speed the day," he winds up,
"when we stand by the wrestling mat
in San Francisco and say 'isn't it
soft for the Cornhusker?' "
For Mr. Gowin's information Joe
Stecher is headed forthe coast after
he wrestles Peters and we'll venture
his hopes will be realized.
Stecher Goes to Coast
To Battle Adolph Ernst
Ianmediately after his contest with
Charlie Peters at the Omaha Audi
torium this Friday night, Joe Stecher
will get ready to hike to the Pacific
coast, where Joe is scheduled to
clash with Ad Santel, alias Adolph
Ernst, February 22.
Stecher and Ernst met in Fremont
a year ago last February. It will be
remembered that Stecher threw Ernst
twice' in about eighty minutes, and
that upon his return to Omaha Ernst
was chased from the village by the
local police, who charged - him with
trimming a. number of local sports
Adolph promptly beat it for the coast
and changed his name to Santel.
Omaha Whist Team for
St. Joe Journey Named
Martin, Ellis, Dreyfoos and Mc
Nutt are, the four card sharks who
will make up the Prairie Park club's
whist team which will represent
Omaha at the twenty-third annual
meeting of the Central Whist associa
tion at St. Joseph Fridayand Satur
day. All four of these whist cracks
are veteran tournament players and
Omaha lovers believe they will bring
the championship home to the Gate
City. In addition to these two play
ers, twelve other sharks are expected
to go to the St. Joe event for the pair
Omaha Gun Club Plans .
To Hold Shoot Today
Unless 'the weather is too severe
lhe Omaha Gun club will hold its
fourth Herccules trophy shoot on the
grounds across the river today. The
Omaha marksmen are a hardy lot
and unless old man Boreas is cutting
up too much and the mercury is far
down in the tube, they intend to hold
the shoot anyway. Carl Blake, Henry
McDonald and Doc Frye each won a
leg on the trophy in the three previ
Floyd Paynter Lines Up
With Brandeis Quintet
Floyd Paynter, Central High star,
who has been declared ineligible for
interscholastic athletics on account
of delinquency in studies, has joined
the Brandeis basket ball quintet.
Paynter was one of the stars for Cen
tral High and should be a big aid to
the independent team.
BiiNlnrNn Tram Win.
Beatrlre. Neb,. Feb. 3. (Hpeelal. ) The
Northweat-rn Runlnn eoll'-ne haeket hall
Hum of Ihla elty won from the team at
Hern, Kan., laM erpnlna at Bern, by the
more of 3S 10 31. Kerarhe of the oolK-ne
team broke his knot and waa, forced lo
FOR BENSON MOVE
Stables and Equipment at
Speedway to Become Part of
Suburb Racing Plant.
DENNISON ACQUIRES R. C. H.
By RUSSELL PHELPS.
Notwithstanding the fact that final
negotiations between the directors of
the Douglas"ounty Fair association
and the Omaha Driving club magnates
for the latter's control of the Benson
racing plant are yet to be completed.!
preparations are already being made
for a wholesale hegira of the stables
of fast harness horses and their train
ers from the East Omaha speedway
locals, the scene of last year's Great
Western circuit classic and the winter
quarters of many famous steeds.
Otis M. Smith, secretary of the driv
ing club, owner of a string of fast
horses and one of the live wires in the
middle western harness racing world,
announced yesterday that the Speed
way plant modern stables that rank
with any in this part of the country
will be moved bodily to Benson, which
in the future is to be Omaha's turf
Benson, under the reign of the driv
ing club crowd, no doubt will become
even more popular than the Speedway
as a plant for light harness racing of
the first water and of the very highest
class. The track will be widened, the
stands enlarged and the grounds
beautiful. If the parking and land
scape gardening plans are carried out
it will be the finest racing plant in this
section of the country from a stand
point of beauty. Horsemen concede
the fact that when widened theJrack
will be as speedy as any of the United
States' "twice arounds."
Two Meetings Scheduled.
Omaha is sure of two stellar meet
ings this year the Great Western cir
cuit fall classic and the June races.
Also tjhere is some talk of staging sev
eral matinees for the benefit of fans
who believe in as hort time between
drinks. The Omaha Driving club
holds membership in four loops the
Great Western circuit. lowa-Ne-
braska-South Dakota circuit, Nebraska
Midway Racing circuit and the Ne
braska Speed association and is sure
to draw the class of each of them.
An erroneous report was corrected
last week when it became known that
Tom Dennison had acquired tjjf sole
ownership of R. C. H., a rambling
gelding who proved a sensation on
both the Grand and Great circuits in
1916. It was reported at first that Ed
Peterson, president of the driving club
and owner of the famous Ben Earl,
had disposed of his interest in R. C.
H., to Ed Allen, an Iowa trainer who
'twas said figured on featuring the
Omaha horse at the Pittsburgh
But Mr. Dennison nowyhas full title
to the .son of F. A. L. and will in all
probability continue to headquarter
him in Omaha, along with Hal Mc
Kinney, Hal Connors and the rest of
his large and famous string. R. C. H.,
who was referred to by eastern turf
scribes last season as the "range
horse from the west," having ori
ginally hailed from Montana, is
marked at 2:11 4 and can travel faster
than that. He has been a mile in
2:08M and a half in 1:01. R. C. H.'s
record over the once around is 2:09.
the 2:1 1J4 being over a half mile
Horsemen to Meet.
Racing circuit and the Nebraska
Speed association will be held at the
Hotel Castle at 2 o'clock on the after
noon of February IS. Classes and
Durses and schedules for the -"la17
campaign are to be arranged and other
business ot importance to me mem
bers of the two loops discussed. Rep
resentatives of any new towns or
cities aspiring to berths on either of
these circuits are urged to be on hand
when the joint session is called to
The advance guard of horsemen and
trainers who plan to make Omaha
their headquarters this year is ex
pected to loom up on the horrizon in
a few weeks. Walter Pike of Georgia,
who has-4welve or fourteen head of
fast ones in two, has advised that he
may blow inmost any day.
Another well known horseman bent
on Omahanmng his training tricks is
Fred Douglas, who at one tinre raced
horses for Otis M. Smith. He is a
specialist in training trotters and in
tends to open up a public training
stable at Benson. Douglas raced the
well known Tom Smith for the
Omaha Driving club secretary. Tom
Smith, 2:11 'A, held Jrtie state trotting
record for some time. -
New Men Strengthen
Eleven and" Five at
Athletic forces at the University of
Omaha were reinforced last week
when Edward Botts and La Verne
Everson registered at the school. The
two young men are huskies and are
all-around athletes. They will great
ly strengthen the gridiron line next
wall as well as raise the stock of the
present basket ball season.
Everson is a former Central High
school foot ball player and for the
last two years has been playing bas
ket ball with the speedy Calvary Bap
tist five. Everson received his O. K.
from both Tommy Mills and Harold
Mulligan while in the high school.
Botts comes to the boys of the
Scarlet and Black from the Beatrice
High school. There he played for
four years on the line of the foot ball
learn. Besides being a power on the
gridiron, he made quite the same kind
of center on the tosser team.
Coach De Lamatre will lose no time
in working the two men in. He has
already used Botts and found him to
be the goods at forward. Everson
will join the crcwMonday at prac-
Giants Drop Yale to Play
Conflict With Columbia
For several years the base ball
team of Yale university has played an
exhibition game with the New York
Giants just prior to the opening of
the season. This year the date has
been given to Columbia university, of
which Andrew Coakley is coach.
SPOR TS SECTION of
ON WRESTLE BILL
Grapplerg Who Will Appear at
Stecher-Peters Go Are All
BURNS TEACHING PETERS
It will be strictly an "all-Nebraska"
bill when Joe Stecher and Charlie
Peters clash-on the wrestling mat at
the Omaha Auditorium the night of
February 9. -
Every contestant who appears on
the program on this eventful evening
will be a native son of the great and
glorious Cornhusker commonwealth.
"Nebraska can truthfully boast of
the greatest wrestling talent in the
world," declared the promoters when
theyannounced the big match, "so
why should we go outside the borders
of our own state?"
Joe Stecher and Charlie Peters, the
main attractions, are both Nebraska
boys who grew up in this state and
learned their wrestling tricks in this
state. Stecher, as of course everyone
knows, lives at Dodge, Neb. Peters,
like Stecher, is the pride- and jny of
another small Nebraska town, Papil
lion. Pesek From Buffalo County.
John Pesek will be one of the grap
pjers to take par in the semi-winduo
just before the Stecher-Peters tilt.
Pesek was born and raised in Buf
falo county and is another thorough
bred Nebraskan. Pcsck's opponent
has not been determined yet, but it
will be a Nebraska boy; that much is
certain probably one of Omaha's
In the other prcliminarv event
Pesek's younger brother, who is a
lightweight grapplcr of no mean abil
ity, will wrestle either Joe 'Miller of
South Omaha or Jack Reynolds of
Thus of all six wrestlers who will
take part in the three events on the
program for February 9 every single
one will be a Nebraskan.
Training la Secret.
Behind closed doors, with the en
trance portals barred for even news
paper men, Charlie Peters has been
training zealously at Gus Tylec's gym
nasium for his bout with the sensa
tional Stecher. Farmer Burns, de-.
dared by many to be the master
wrestler of them all, is Peters' con
stant tutor. The Farmer is school
ing the Papillion carpenter in all of
his own tricks and is also showing
Charlie how to improve some of his
own. In addition the Farmer is spend
ing a lot of time working out a de
fense for the famous Stecher scis
sors which has so struck fear into
the hearts of many a wrestler.
Burns declares Peters a most apt
pupil and declares that Stecher will
encounter the toughest foe of his ca
reer when February 9 rolls around.
Peters will not have to stall as did
Lewis and Olin. according to the
Farmer, but will be able to mix it up
with Joe and still hold his own; per
haps more than his own. There is
no danger, wrestling fans believe, of
the Stecher-Peters match being a rep
etition of the Stecher-Lewis match for
several reasons. The first one is that
Peters does not use the Lewis sys
tem. Peters is a fast man, many say
-as fast as Frank Gotch in his palmy
days, and does not need to "stay
away." Another-reason is that Pe
ters is a willing wrestler; he'll mix it
with anybody. And, third, the match
terminates af the end of two hours,
at which time a decision is given by
the referee if one or the other of the
wrestlers has not earned two falls.
As for Stecher, we know he docs not
fear a mixup.
Only Two Big Nine Games
On Hawkeye Grid Schedule
Iowa City, la., Feb. 3. (Special.)
With three big games to be played
within six weeks and only two confer
ence teams on the schedule, the com
plete Hawkeye foot ball schedule for
the season of 1917 has been completed
and announced by Manager N. A. Kel
logg. Nebraska, which has been
played for a number of years as the
final game of the season, appears sec
ond on Uie list next season and the
Ames game, which will probably be
for the stalc.championship, will be put
on at Iowa City for the final clash on
November 24, the occasion of the an
nual home-coming of Iowa grads.
The schedule as announced is the
Ortoher 6 Cornell at Iowa city.
OctohBr 13 Nebraska at Lincoln.
October 20 Urlnncll at Iowa City.
October 27 Wlnconaln at Madlaon.
November 3-e-No game.
November 10 Houlh Pakota at Iowa City.
November 17 Nnrthwealern at Rvanaton.
November 24 Amea at Iowa City.
Dropping of Minnesota from the
schedule has caused a dt-arth of con
ference games, the fewest that Iowa
has played in many seasons. North
western and Wisconsin are the only
two Big Njne elevens that Iowa will
meet, and both of these games will be
played on foreign soil.
No "Innocent" Fans in
St. Louisa Says Speaker
Tris Speaker was defending Bobby
Roth for firing a ball into the right
field bleachers at the St. Louis Ameri
can league park, Bobby having be
come angered at a bit of' bleacher
repartee. Another player was disposed
to disagree with Spoke.
"He might have hit some innocent
spectator," said he.
"There are no innocent spectators
in that right field bleacher," said
Spoke, j i
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1917.
Here Are Reasons Why Both Stecher
And Peters Are Anxious to Win
MRS. CHARJJS PSTERS
Those brave, bold knights of the
days ,of chivalry who lustily swung
battlcaxe and lance for the hand of a
lady fair never had a tiling on Joe
Stecher and Charlie Peters, who tan
gle Friday night at the Auditorium in
a wrestling joust. Joe and Charlie, of
course, aren't going to use battlcaxe
or lance and neither will they quarrel
over the same lady fait. There are
two ladies fair in this modern tale.
Both Stecher and Peters are recent
bridegrooms. Joe was just married in
December, while Peters has been a
benedict since last spring. Both mar
ried Nebraska girls. Joe's choice was
a Dodge girl who had lived altlier life
in this little Nebraska town, while
Charlie's bride had livjiKall her life
:n Papillion. '
Need $150 More to Send Dele
gation to American Bowl
PROHIBITION IS REASON
Gloom, deep, dense gloom, the. kind
that Tom Powers cartoons about, pre
vails among the Omaha bowlers these
days. And alt because the voters of
the Cornhusker commonwealth p'
the blink on the amber brew last No
vember. Whenever a quintet of pin tumblers
organized a team in the past (hey
hiked for a malt dealer and from him
obtained the necessary ' backing to
keep the team going and also pay ex
penses of visits to the big tourna
ments of the country. But, alas, for
the poor maple smasher, the malt
dealer is no longer an oasis of wealth.
He must even seek other pastures to
provide his own income. And he is
not putting up cash for bowlers to
visit lournanents with.
The annual American Bowling con
gress is soon to be held at Grand
Kapids, M ich. Omaha has always been
conspicuous by its presence at previ
ous American tournaments. But this
year Omaha threatens to be conspicu
ous by its absence. While Chicago. St.
'Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapblis, Buf
falo. I'eona. Cleveland, Minneapolis.
Milwaukee and other cities of the
country are preparing to send the
largest delegations in hisory, Omaha
is struggling to send a team or two
to uphold the fair name of this city
in the bowling circles of the country.
The pin tumblers have made an ap
peal to the Commercial club and the
business men of the c'ty for funds to
send a couple of teams at least. They
have succeeded in raising $200. By
raising $ 1 50 more Omaha can send a
fairly representative delegatiorr to the
big meet and the local pin tumblers
hope that Omaha business men 'will
subscribe this! amount this week, as
the entries close shortly.
Defeat for Beatrice
High by University Place
Beatric, Neh., Feb. 3. (Special.)
The University Place basket ball
team last evening defeated the
Beatrice High school five at the high
school gym here, by the score of
18 to 9. At the end of the first half
the score was 7 to 7. Baney of Uni
versity Place made eight Bcores in
three throws. The lineup:
U.Nt. PLACE. BEATRICE.
Baney . ,
.... c. c
R O IK O
Klina of Lincoln.
Jury Clears Hap Myers
On Charge of Robbery
Ralph (Hap) Myers, former first
baseman of the Boston Braves, is a
"free agent" again. A jury at El
Paso has cleared him of the charge
of highway robbery after a trial last
ing more than a week.
Both Mrs. Stecher and Mrs. Peters
are ardent wrestling fans; and, of
course, the particular idol and hero
of each is hubby.' Mrs. Stecher
never misses a match in which Joe
takes part. And, Mrs. Peters never
misses one in 'which Charlie takes
part. Both will be at the ringside
Friday night, when these big Ne
braska lads combat their skill and
science for the wrestling champion
ship, so that At least Joe and Charlie
will know that some place in the big
crowd, which will fill the Auditorium
Friday night, there'wiU be somebody
just as interested in the outcome as
they are themselves, who will re
joice just as greatly in victory and
mourn just as compassionately in de
INDOOR MEET MAY
NOT BEJELD BY T
Fear of Financial Deficit
Makes It Probable Event
Will Be Abandoned.
KEARNS HAS MUNY SCHEME
The annual indoor athletic and
gymnastic tournament which has been
an annual event in Omaha for several
years may not be held this year.
The Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, under whose auspices and di
rection this annual competition has
always been held, hesitates to tackle
the venture again and the physical
department is rather inclined to be
lieve it expedient to pass it up this
year unless other I interests take hold
and assist. '
Of the half a dozen indoor meets
that have been held the Young Men's
Christian association has lost money
on all except one. These Ipsses have
been considerable and the "Y" offi
cials fear the deficit would be just
as large this year.
"Bud" Kcarns, physical director at
the "Y," has a scheme, however,
which he believes would make it pos
sible to hold the meet. His idea is
to hold a municipal and school com
petition , and have the city and the
schools 'share the expense with the
Young Men s Christian association.
Under this plan the city would, of
course, provide the Auditorium with
out rent charge, which is a big feature
in the expense. Nobody would lose
very much money under this plan and
the probability is there would be no
loss at all.
Kearns is expected to make his
suggestion to the city and to the
schools. He would make the event
strictly an Omaha affair. In the past
athle.es from other cities and towns
I nave, Dccn inviteu to tanc pan. ithi
believes a niunicipal and scnooi meet
would increase interest in athletics in
Omaha and that the event would be
come a most successful annual af
fair. But unless the city and schools take
hold as outlined in, Koarns' scheme
there is believed to be little chance
that the "Y" will attempt to stage
the meet on its own account.
Paper Men Clean Up in
"Y" Volley Ball League
The paper men and printers' team
is cleaning up in the Young Men's
Christian Association Volley Ball
league. If they continue at their
present clip, they are expected not
only to cop the local league race in a
walk, but carry off the state cham
pionship title at the state tournament
atYork the middle of the month. The
paper men and printers have won
six contests and are yet to lose a
The ministers are trailing in the
"Y" league. The ministers have lost
six games and haven't marked up a
victory yet. They are willing and
game, however, and may some day
cop a fray. The standing of the teams
in the "Y" league is as follows:
Played. Won. Ioat. Pel.
Paper Men and Prlntera. 0 1.000
Merchants 9 I I .600
Lawyer and Doctors... ' S 8 .MO
Miniated I - 0 0 .000
HUSKERS TO HAVE
' BASEBALL TEAM
Recision of SummenBase Ball
Rule Makes Diamond Sport
Possible at Nebraska. '
MEET TIGERS ON FLOOR
By JAMES E. LAWRENCE.
Lincoln, Feb. 3. (Special.) The
University of Nebraska will take part
in collegiate base ball next spring for
the first time since the 'summer base
ball rule' of the Missouri Valley con
ference was adopted, over eight years
aRo. Recision of the rule last fall
by the conference brings the Husk
ers back into the fold.
Already steps are under way at the
Husker institution for putting a big
base ball squad in the field just as .
soon as the weather permits. Ath
letic Manager Reed has not drawn up
his base ball schedule, but will try to
arrange games with most of the Mis
souri Valley conference members, in
cluding one trip which will call for
eight or ten games away from home.
The Hiiskcrs will have to start all
over again, inasmuch as there has not
been the semblance of a base ball
squad in training for years. Reed is
uncertain as to how much material
there is in school, but he feels reason
ably sure the Huskers will not have
much trouble in putting out a good
Missouri and Kansas and some of
the other schools of the conference
have been busy in spite of the summer
base ball rule and have the veterans
on hand to seriously handicap Ne
braska. Reed will get the base ball
men together within the next few
days and talk over the situation be
fore issuing a call for candidates for
Stewart to Take Charge.
Dr.iE. J. Stewart, the all-year coach,
will also take charge of the base ball
men. Stewart is an old base ball star
himself, having played with the West- '
ern Reserve college nine when that
aggregation ranked with the best m
the west. He was a pitcher during
his college days, but upon Icavins
school took charge of a .semi-professional
nine and toured tl i! country. ,
"Ducky" Holmes, of the Lincoln
Western league club, will probably be
on hand to give the collegians the
benefit of some training in the tricks
of the game. . '
The Huskers will have their first
Missouri Valley conference basket
ball game next Friday and Saturday '
nights, when the Missouri quintet
play on the local floor. The Kansas
Aggies had scheduled games earlier
in the season, but after the Huskers
refused to grant Manhattan the Tur
key day foot ball game, Coach Clev
enger got miffed and announced he
Kansas is Chesty.
The Tigers will tackle the Aggiel
on their way to Lincoln for two
games, thus giving the Huskers a
chance to secure" a line on the com
parative strength of the Aggie and
Kansas. Missouri has a fairly strong
floor team this year, and early in the
season split two games with the vet
eran Ames five. Nebraska has also
Improved wonderfully since the start
of the season, and the Huskers are
now represented by the best team .
put out in the last five years. A bas
ket ball championship would seem
pretty good to the Huskers after be
ing hopelessly counted out of the
running during the last three seasons.
Kansas is already claiming the bas
ket ball championship of the valley,
but the Huskers are not willing to
concede anything until the schedule
is played out. - '
Nineteen additional Nebraska high
schools have written Reed during the
week, asking for entry blanks for the
big Nebraska High school tourna
ment held here the second week in
March. It brings .the list up to 134
high schools -and Reed believes his
prediction of 150 teams will be borne
out when the entries close in Feb
ruary. The entries already smash all .
previous records to smithereens.
The selection of officiajs and other
arrangements for the tournament it
going to keep Reed- hustling during
the next few days. No attempt will
be made to 'classify the teams until
the officials confer on the week of .
Ban "Still On. '
Announcement by the management
of the University of Ncbraskasthat
freshmen participation in athletics
would be permitted by the Missouri
Valley conference heads seems te
have been premature. Acting upon,
what he understood to be a correct
version of the rule, Manager Reed ,
announced last week he would go
ahead and schedule athletic contests
for the freshmen in all branches of
sport with other members of the con- ,
Now comes the report that there ' .
has been no change in the rule and
subsequent investigation showed the
freshmen are still under the ban for
one year at least The Nebraska au
thorities are firmly convinced the rule
should be changed and will not give
up working for its revision at an
early date. , i - .
Winner of Dog Race;
Brother Is Fourth
St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 3. Albert
Campbell, Cree half breed of Le Pas.
Man., won the 509.2 mile dog race '
from Winnipeg toSt. Paul, crossing
the finishing line today at 12:44 p. m.
The three other leaders followed the -winner
closely bunched. Bill Gray- 4 v
son coming in second at 12:49; Joe
Metcalf third, 12:49.2. and Gabriel
Campbell, brother of the winner,
fourth at 12:49.40 p. m. . .
City League Will Hold : r
Meeting Tuesday Night
The amateur diamond athletes ire
off. President Jacobs of the City
league has called the first sandlot
meeting of the year. He has called
a meeting of the City league, for Tues
day night. The meeting will be held
at 8 o'clock at Ernie Holmes' billiard
hall, All City league franchise hold
ers are urged to attend. -
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