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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 2. 1917.
FORTY-YARD DROP KICK
BY ROBERTSON IN FINAL
PERIOD BRINGS VICTORY
Boot Over Which Officials Disagree at First Gives
Iowans Long End of 3 to 0 Score; Griffith's
Men Have Distinct Advantage in All
Departments of Game. f . '
By FRED S. HUNTER.
More than 9,000 cheering Omahans saw Camp Dodge re
turn triumphant over Camp Funston by the narrow margin
of 3 to 0 at Creighton field yesterday afternoon.
A 40-yard drop kick, which was so doubtful that even the
officials disagreed over it at first, gave the Iowans the victory
in the last quarter.
Robertson made the kick standingO"
squarely on the 40-yard line. The
whirling pigskin sailed far and high.
It was a beautiful kick and soared far
above the uprights of the goal posts.
For a moment the stands were so
quiet the- drop of a pin could have
been heard. Nobody knew whether
the kick was true, so close was it to
the east upright of the goal posts.
Referee Eckersall's arm was seen to
wave to indicate the kick was wide,
biii a moment later a great cheer
frcfm the "Dodge athletes announced
that Umpire Graham had made a re
verse decision. The kick was counted
and Dodge declared the winner..
Even though they won only by the
small margin of three points, the
Dodgers easily earned, their victory
for they outplayed their Kansas rivals
from whistle to whistle and in every
denartment of the game. ,
Dodge gained a total of 288 yards
from scrimmage, which Funston only
gained 121. In the third quarter Funs
ton only gained 7 yards from scrim
mage, while Dodge was gaining 101.
Dodge's Game From Start.
It was Dodge's game from the start
although Withington's sturdy war
riors battled like' mad and contested
every inch of territory. The Dodge
line continually got the jump on
FiAtvston and the Iowa backfield was
mxhy times more effective.
Jones and Robertson were the
bright stars- for Dodge. Jones, fleet
of foot and shifty, made several sen
sational runs, one of which was for
55 yards, and constantly harassed the
struggling Funstonites. Robertson
too, reeled off long runs and his drop
kick was the deciding factor in the
Jones is a former" Wisconsin man
and 'Robertson got his training at
Nebraska Lad Stars.
Gordon Beck, long remembered by
Nebraskans as the little end who
scored :Jthft winning touchdown for
the Cornhuskers against Minnesota in
1913. was the. Funston star. Flaying
at quarterback, Beck battled like a
Trojan and easily was the outstand
ing figure of the Kansas eleven.
For the greater part of the time
the ball was in Funston territory with
Dodge carrying the attack. Once the
lingers worked the ball to the Funs
tlw two-yard line and a score seemed
inevitable, but the indomitable spirit
of Withington's men proved too
much for the Dodgers and with the
ever present Beck playing a leading
role, threw the Iowa..j back and pre
vented the touchdown.
Long Run by Jones.
This Dodge threat occurred at the
start of the third quarter. After the
Funston kickoff to open the half,
Jones stepped off on' a brilliant 55
yard run around Funston's left end and
planted, the pigskin on 15-yard line.
Derr went through the line for seven
yards and Jones made downs, placing
the ball on the six-yard mark. Mc:
Cormick went through for three yardfe
and Derr for one. It was the fourth
down' and one yard to go. Jones fell
hark for an end run. He fumbled the
pjfss for a second and then made a
desperate attempt to swing back'and
around Funston's right wing. But
he reckoned without Gordon Beck.
Like a flash Beck was at the Dodge
runnef arid a moment later had
pushed him clear back to the 22-yard
mark where he downed him in his
Dodge Wins Toss.
Dodge won the toss to open the
game and chose to kick off.' Clark
returned the kick 15 yards. Prince
charged through the line for seven
yards, but a oor pass to Clark pre
vented further advance and Lewis
punted to the Dodge 30-yard line.
Here the spectators were given their
first thrill when Robertson circled the
Funston end for 32 yards.
The Dodge attack stopped here as
(Cantinnrd on Pas Tvrelt Colama Four.)
Memphis Horseman Refuses
To Match Nag With Khayyam
'liftti W. Schorr of Memphis, Tenn.,
has declined to send Cudgel, h!s 3-year-old,
east to race against Omar
Khayyam at Bowie for a purse of $5,
000, because he was unable to arrange
for satisfactory transportation. Cud
gel, after the close-of the Latonia
meeting, with the other Schorr horses,
was brought to Louisville for the
Notwithstanding that Cudgel was
defeated November 10, in his kst start
of the season, when lie finished third
to Rancher and Arriet at Latonia,
horsemep.wbo saw the race agree that
it was a remarkable performance.
Cudgel was assigned 135 pounds and
after having been practically left, the
son of Broomstick was timed the
mile in 1:35 4-5 and a mile and an
eighth in 1:4; 2-5.
i Mr. Schorr has said he would like
nothing better than the opportunity
to race Cudgel against Omar Khay
yam, Westy Hogan and other eastern
cracks, "just to show the turf world
what my colt can do, but he has had
a hfc-d season and is entitled to a
Freshest Kid Weds.
Walter Rehg, "the freshest kid that
ex-er broke in base ball," was recently
ttjfe rled to Miss Doane of Winthrop.
Mass. The newlyweds will reside in
Dodgers Triumph Over Funston Eleven s
HEARD ALONG THE
SIDELINE AT THE
ARMY GRID CLASH
List of Casualties Is Long One,
as Number of Substitutes
Employed Shows; Bands
Potsy Clark, the muchly-heralded
halfback who once was a star at Lin
coln, couldn't even get started. Ac
cording to the dopesters, Possy was
scheduled for long runs, but five yards
seemed to be his limit.
Funston made first downs, but
three times while the Dodgers nego
tiated the necessary 10 yards 12 times.
Funston was held for downs once and
Dodge three times. In two periods,
the second and third, Funston did not
make first downs once.
Brigadier-General Getty, command
er at Fort Dodge, was an interested
spectator of the game and he was
probably as well pleased at the out
come as the lowliest private.
There is1 a prevailing 'suspicion that
some of the athlete-i took advantage
of the situation, yesterday. oTward
the latter part of the game, Kistler.
former Yale player, went into the
Funston lineup. Now Kistler is a
major. Some private evidently had
been tipped off to the fact, for after
a couple of plays, Kistler was among
those on the hospital list.
The Jong list of substitutes em
ployed is mute testimony of the fight
exhibited. When a player was tackled
he wajs tackled and no private saluted
when he happened to encounter a
superior. Half a dozen of the grid
ders were assisted off the field.
Most of the players who .were hurt
went out of the game owing to in
jured legs. A foot ball player's legs
begin to go back on him after a long
idleness and the army lads are no
exception to the rule.
A foot ball player soon ages as a
foot ball player at least. For instance,
Dennie was an All-American man
back in 1909 and 1910, but yesterday
he played but a short while before
he was relieved by Meek.
Frisco Wins Coast Loop
Title for Third Time
By winning the Pacific Coast league
pennant this season, San Francisco
annexed the third championship since
that league was organized in 1903.
The complete list of coast champions
is as follows: Los Angeles, 1903; Ta
coma, 1904; Los Angeles, 1905; Port
land, 1906; Los Angeles, 1907; Los
Angeles, 1908; San Francisco, 1909;
Portland, 1910; Portland, 1911; Oak
land, 1912; Portland, 1913; Portland,
1914; San Francisco, 1915; Los Ange
les, 1916; San Francisco, 1917. ,
DePauw. Flippers to Play
Indiana Schools and Detroit
With the foot ball season over,
basket ball pr-ctice has started at
De Pauw university, with six of last
year's lettcrmen ready to participate.
They are: Royce, Smith, Bastian,
, Billingsley, Cook and Kriner. A num
ber of freshmen are also trying tor
With the exception of the Univer
sity of Detroit, which is a new foe on
the DePauw schedules, all games will,
be played agairst Indiana schools.
Stallings Some Tanner
George Stallings, big chief of the
once big Braves, says he's making a
fortune out of prize bulls down in
Georgia. George always , was good
at tossing the bull.
Statistics of the Army Game
Yard from scrimmage 33
First downs .'. 2
Punta (yards) 175 in 4
Punts run back (yards) t 19
Yards from scrimmage.. 61
First downs 0
Forward passes attempted......... 0
Punts'(yards) 259 in 6
Punts run back (yards) 10
Yards from scrimmage....... 7
First downs 0
Forward passes attempted 0
Punts (yards) , 145 in 3
Punts run back (yards) 0
Penalties (yards) 10 .
Yards from scrimmage 20
First downs 1
Punts Xyards) 85 in 2
Punta run back (yards) 0
Penalties (yards) .20
Yards from scrimmage 121
First downs ..: 3
Forward passes successful ..J.. , 0 ,
Punts (yards) v. ... . . . 664 in iS
Punts run back (yards).... 29
Penalties (yards) ; 30 . ;.
Gridiron Clash at Creightoh Field
Snapshots Taken, at the Great Funston-Dodge
Conflict by The Bee's Staff Photographer
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Here's how those army griddera
came together yesterday at Creighton
field, as snapped by The Bee's staff
The upper picture shows Robert
son, the Camp Dodge star, getting
under way for his 32-yard run.
The lower picture shows a scrim
mage when Prince of Funston at
tempted to crash his way through the
center of the line.
FORT OMAHA TOO
STRONG FOR FOE
FROM FORT CROOK
Balloon Post Lads Smash
Trenchesof Rival Army Fort
and Capture Omaha Army
Title, 12 to 7.
Fort Omaha smashed through Fort
Crook's first line in the preliminary
game, to the Funston-Dodge combat
yesterday, winning by a score of 12
to 7. The boys from the big balloon
fort outgeneraled and outspeeded the
battling infantry men from the army
post near South Side.
Fort Omaha by a series of clever
passes and end runs worked the ball
under the shadow of Fort Crook's
goal post in the first .quarter.- A pass
from Falk to Gilbert carried it over.
Goal was missed.
Another touchdow.i was made in
the' seeond period, when Gribble, by
some clever open field work, squirmed
across the line. An attempted goal
was again missed. Score first half:
Fort Omaha, 12;. Fort Crook, 0.
There was no scoring by either side
in the third period. At the beginning
of the fourth period Fort Crook un
covered a startling offense arid during
the last few minutes of play rushed
a touchdown over. Goal was kicked.
Fort Omaha, 12; Fort Crook, 7.
Lineup for opening ame:
FORT OMAHA. I FORT CROOK.
Ward L.E.iL. E Frank
Rude L. T.UT Patterson
Lenze L.G.iL. O Fagan
Wlllettn C.:c Endrea
Overlock R.O.IR.Q Parkar
McDevlt R.T.R.T FlnReinon
Ollbert R.K.j R. E Caasldy
Moonahan Q. B.Q.B Reynolds
Grlbbta L.H.J1.IL.H.B Wobds
Faulk (C) ..R.H. B.R. H. B. ,..Ponatok
Hlatt F.B.'F.B Bauchton
Time for Jess Willard
To Do a Little Fighting
Now that the circus season is over
and Jess Willard has nothing to occu
py his time he might pay a little at
tention to ring affairs. There is no de
mand for championship match that
calls for a $50,000 purse, as r.one of
the champion's prospective oppon
ents looms large enough upon the
horizon to make it worth a promot
er's while in these troublesome times.
But there seems to be no particular
reason why Willard should not do a
little exhibition boxing for a percent
age of whatever ht can draw at the
All the other heavyweight cham
pions were willing to take on the
small fry without any fuss about it
when there were no big matches in
sight. In between his championship
fights John L. Sullivan made his fa
mous tour of the country, meeting all
comers. Jim Corbett made no bones
about polishing off a second-rater here
and there, while Fitzsommons and Jef
fries frequently donned the gloves
igainst all comers.
121 in 3
215 in 4
135 in 3
471 in 10
How the Army Foot Ball Cracks
Lined Up Yesterday Afternoon
' '' t
Camp Funston Camp Dodge
Dennie, Brown le Malone, Notre Dame
Withington, Harvard It Mayer, Minnesota
Speck, Christian Brothers Ig. ..... . . . .Weinberg, Denver
Hammond, Kansas c Koch, Wisconsin
Schweiger, Colorado rg . AUanson, Cornell
Garside. Colorado .rt. . . . . . .Robertson, Dartmouth
Merrill, Tufts ...re Allison, uarieton
Beck. Nebraska .qb. Moss, Ames
Lewis, St. Louis
Prince, Hastings. ....... . . ,
Referee: Eckersall. Chicago.
judge: Shaw, Nebraska. Head linesman: Corey, Nebraska.
Goals from field: For tamp Dodge, KODertson.
' Substitutes For Camn Dodge: Tones. Wisconsin, for Thomas;, Mahanah,
North Dakota Aggies, for Weinberg;
Gnnnell, tor Koch; uarDerry, west ioint, xor iviaione; uavis, wraite, ior
Derr; Movald, North Dakota Aggies, for Moss.
For Camp Funston: Hammels, Michigan, for Schweiger; Meek, Michi
gan, for Dtnnis; Kistler, Yale, for Lewis; Berry, "Washington, for Merrill;
Wilson for Kistler. "
Time of quarters: Fifteen minutei.
WALLOP MEAD IN
FAST GRID CLASH
Anderson, Ex-Colgate, Scores
Touchdown for Wfightstown
in Most Sensational Play s
. Philadelphia, Dec. , 1. On Frank
lin fieldwhere in times of peace, the
Army and Navy often fought for
supremacy, the foot ball team repre
senting Camp Dix, Wrightstown, N.
T defeated the eleven from Camp
Mead, Annapolis junction, mo., Dy
13 to 6, today for the interdivisional
The members of the Camp Mead
team are all Pennsylvanians and
represented the 314th infantry regi
ment of the national army. New
Jersey men composed most of the
Camp Dix eleven who are attached
to the 311th infantry.
Camp Mead scored first. Getting
the ball on Dix's 40-yard line, the
Pennsylvania hammered it down the
field and over the goal line. The
touchdown was made by Sergeant
Marckert, former Captain of the Le
banon Valley college team.
Sensational Play of Year.
Dix's first touchdown was made in
the second period under similar con
ditions. It was scored by Lieutenant
Anderson, former captain and star
quarterback of Colgate, who in thj
third period also made the second
touchdown in the most sensational
play seen here this year. He caught
a punt on his own 20-yard line,
dashed around Mead's left end, and
rap along the side line 80 yards for
the score. He also kicked the gcil,
thus scoring all of Dix's points.
Colleges represented on the Camp
Dix team included Ellenbergcr, Cor
nell; Gelein, Wisconsin; Riley,
Georgetown; Carey, Syracuse; Colon
na, Virginia Military Institute; An
derson, Colgate, Warren, Yale; Fripp,
Harvard and Markthaler, ;Wesleyan.
On the Camp Meade team there
were boggs of ' Lehigh; Herbine,
Bucknell; Mylin, former Captain of
Franklin and Marshall; Thayer, Uni
versity of Pennsylvania and Marck
Cleveland Sees Joe Wood -As
They're talking in Cleveland of
making an outfielder of Smoky Joe
Wood. 'Twould be fine, . for,. Jim
Dunn if Wood proved as "good as
Jack Graney, who back in the old
days was a southpaw hurler.
wAm i i nii
- , .
.Ih. .Thomas, Iowa
rh Derr, Pennsylvania
.fb. . . McCorndicR, South Dakota
Umpire': Graham, Michigan. Field
Koch, Wisconsin, for Mayer; Whitemore,
READY FOR FIRST
GAME WITH PERU
Local University Floor Five
Gets Away to Early Start
Owing to Absence of
Foot Ball Eleven.
The University of Omaha will start
its basket ball schedule December 14.
The Scarlet and Black quintet will
meet the Peru Normal five that eve-
The local nippers are ready for a
I big scrap. As the school did not par
ticipate in foot ball tnis season oacn
Burdick has had an unusual long
period for practice. Because of the
early start and the fine spirit coupled
with a number of husky recruits, the
Omaha fans are looking for a number
Captain Earl Clark has added one
practice night to the training sched
ule. Clark believes in plenty, of work
outs and when the coach is unable to
be present he makes the boys sweat
just the same. Charles Marsh, the
pick for the center of the varsity five,
has developed into star, although this
is his second year on the floor. After
he tips the ball he seen and there and
every where. Bob Cohan is Burdick's
right hand guard. He and Captain
Clark will make the Peruvians in
crease their passing speed and high
jumps if they count on getting rid of
the ball. '
The University of Omaha has a
student coach this year. E. S. Bur
dick coaches the Omaha ippers and
at the same time is entitled to play
as he is a full college student him
self. The school's chances are im
proved a hundred per cent with Bur
dick in the game. The coach is an
all around basket ball player and can
play any place. Usually he plays for
ward. His aids in that corner are
Harold Clay and Howard Widenor.
Between them they can manage to
run up the desired score. '
In case he needs them Bufdlck has
Plenty of reserve material. Donald
Nicholson is a close rival of the
center, Marsh. Clyde Nicholson is
ready to replace Cohan whenever the
coach gives the signal.
Although Manager Campen has had
a hard time to arrange the schedule
for the year, at the present time he
has nearly completed it. The Uni
versity of Omaha will probably, play
Peru Normal, Hastings, Central City
College, Wayne Normal. Doane col
legeStCotner university, the Alissourl
State Normal at Maryville and Belle-vue
lm l m aiinwiri
Tinker Tries to Peddle
Stock in Columbus Club
Now that it is assured that the
American Association circuit will re
main intact next season, Joe Tinker,
president and manager of the Colum
bus club, will attempt to sell some
of the stock held by Thomas E. Wil
son, the Chicago packer, to Colum
"I did t.o. fe' like asking any Co
lumbus people to make an investment
until I was certain no changes were
to be made it. the circuit." Tinker
said. "Mr. Wilson, as is gene -ally
Lknown, owns most of the stock. It
will oe a good thing for the ame to
have it owned by Columbus business
Tinker denic' that he was consid
cring the St. Liuis Americans or any
other ihan Columbus next season.
1814-18 Harney St.
READ & LONDON, Props.
MEN GUESTS OF
OMAHA GUN CLUB
AH Registered Omahans In- ,
vited to Attend Shoot This
Afternoon to Pick Up .
Omaha young men eligible to the
draft are invited by the Omaha Gun
club to take part in the trap shoot
which will be 'held at the gun club's
grounds just across the river this aft
ernoon. Trap shooting has been recognized
by the government as "the patriotic
sport." One million clay targets a
week are shipped to the training
camps, where expert scatter-gun
marksmen teach the boys how to hit
flying objects. One of these objects
is the hand-thrown grenade, and a
soldier who has had training in trap
shooting makes an expert at resist
ing grenade attacks.
George L. Carter, secretary of the
Nebraska State Sportsmen's associa
tion, has advised Henry McDonald,
president of the Omaha Gun club,
that the association believes its mem
bers should do everything within
their power to get the boys who have
registered for service interested in
Mr. Carter will be in Omaha today
and attend the shoot at the gun club
this afternoon. He asks the gun club
to get as many of the registered boys
as possible to attend this afternoon.
Open An Afternoon.
The traps will be open all after
noon and the boys who wish to take
advantage of this opportunity are at
liberty to visit th club at any hour.
"You would be surprised". said Mr.
Carter yesterday, "to learn of the
great importance the government at
taches to trap shooting. The army
has discovered that an expert trap
shooter can shoot hand grenades to
pieces just as fast as they are thrown.
Guns containing 10 shells, each con-'
taining 12 loads of buckshot, are is
sued to scatter-gun marksmen in the
trenches and they have no trouble re
pelling trench raids because they can
shoot away hand grenades long be
fore they come within striking dis
tance of the trench and they can rid
dte attacking soldiers. This it a new,
form of trench protection evolved
by the United States and it is being
pushed to the utmost
"That is the reason we ara encour
aging eligible men to take up trap
shooting now. We hone to prepare;
them a bit before they join the army,
and the Omaha Gun club issues a
cordial invitation to any registered
man to attend the shoot today.
Sport and !
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