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., ANOTHER YEAR
Mulligan Again Gives Central
Championship Eleven; Pros-
' , pects. for 1918 Are
The old year again closes ( with
Omaha Central High chams of the
Missouri valley and prospects bright
for the comiifg year.
During the first month of the year
.fortune favored Central High's floor
five, but later deserted the Purple
and White allowing Lincoln, Fort
Dodge, and South High to barely get
away with the long end of the score
after close and well played contests.
Omaha, however managed to win one
game Wltn DOin untum ana Juuiu
High, thus evening up matters.
No sensational scores were made
against any one rival time save the
Beatrice quintet which was able to
score only 7 points against Central's
51. Lincoln again proved too strong
for the locals in the tourny at Lin
coln forcing Central to be contended
with the second position.' Every
member of the Purple's quintet or
rather septet was a demon at the
game and exhibited some classy
style that made each game uncertain
until the referee's pistol popped.
The war then mussed up athletic
affairs at the school. The army and
the farm called most of the athletes
and forced the indefinite postpone
ment of the Missouri Valley track
meet which was to have been held in
Cmaha. The state track meet in
Lincoln went f Gothenberg with
Omfcha in second place. t The locals
at least had the consolation of beat
ing their Capital City rivals. Had
"Chuck" Morearty been on the field,
affairs would undoubtedly turned out
better for Central.
' Base ball fared even worse, than
track. Coach Spinning's nine slipped
through his fingers as fast as he had
a working combination formed. Sev
eral games were played without any
Warren Ege, senior, won the ten
nis tourny from Albert Jefferies, a
freshman, from whom some good
playing may be expected before clos
ing his high"S(hool course. Cleary
Hanighea, title holder, failed to de
fend his title.'.' ' , -
Commencement saw- several of
Central's best athletites receive their
sheepskins. "Chuck" Morearty" was
the chief loss. . Chuck" was the best
all-round athlete that Central has had
for several years. He was one of the
big reasons for its success in both
foot ball' and track. . The greatest
part of the foot ball team said good
bye. Cleary Hanighen, the tennis
shark, also graduated. The loss of
Jesse Patty will keenly be felt this
coming basket ball season. "Hap"
Bearson left a place the line hard to
fill. :.' 1 ' i
;, j Four Grid Vets.
When school reopened in the fall
only four 1916 grid warriors returned.
They were Clyde Smith, captain; Eu
gene Maxwell; quarter; Floyd Payn
ter. tackle, and Arno Haroer. end.
Harper failed to play in any of the
games' . because of class difficulties.
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school and, played a good game at
left half all season. Five of the seven
basket ball letter men returned. : ,.
With the four old men as the back
bone Coach. Mulligan formed his
championship team. Full back was
the only tackficld position ,to be filled
and Dave Noble was chosen to fill it
Noble made a great success at full,
'possessing', speed as well as 168
pounds of beef. During the latter
part of the season Logan was forced
to retire to the sidelines because of
a "charley hoss." Harold Eaton, small
but quick, took his place.
Maxwell played a brilliant game at
quarter, during the entire season.
Much of the team's success was due
to Maxwell's hand work and his ma
nipulation of Central's well oiled ma
chine; His toe work was almost per
fect. Few goals were missed and ev
ery one of his punts were good for,
yards, i i ,:
y Line Is Stone Wall
Central's stone-wall line was com
posed of seven stars. Although never
much outweighed by the opposing
line, they held the line in every game,
compelling their rivals to use the
aerial route to score. St. Joseph and
Sioux Falls had the only teams that
were able to cross Central's goal line
during the entire fall. The only score
made against thm on the home field
was a field "goal by South High.
Shafer's and Paynter's playing at
tackles caused great trouble to their
To Coach Harold Mulligan Central
High fans take off their hats as the
main reason for the trophy case. Mul
ligan developed teamwork and trick
plays that proved too much for both
Lincoln and St Joseph, who pos
sessed teams equal to Central's in ev
ery respect save shifty teamwork.
"Clean playing" was Coach Mulligan's
motto.' - -t.: '. . r,.,. -v, ...
Against the 346 points that Central
piled up her rivals only made 16. This
gave an average of 38.4 points each
; Five Play Last Game.
Five of this year's champs have
played their last grid name for Cen-
tral High. Thty are Smith, Maxwell,
, wgan, scou ana r aynter. Art Logan
' wui capiain tne jyiB team.
An attempt to organize a swim
ming team was made and Art Pavn-
ter chosen. captain. Due to technicali
' ties the project had to be abandoned.
Prospects ire bright for the com
ing basket ball season. The five stars
remaining from last year are Max
well, Logan, Faynter, Smith and Paul
Konecky. A half-dozen speedy subs
are ready, to fill any hole that may
later appear. . Fifteen games are
scheduled. Since almost everv tm
that Central will play will have three
or more old, players on the floor, a
hard reason is promised, with un
Athletic Director Cairns ioined th
balloon school but has not yet been
caiica tor service.
'Two thousand Central High fan
win DcaK its activities in the new
year, and' look with confidence t
Coach , Mulligan ,to produce .another
champion team for the Omaha Centra)
High school- ".
BEING THE SAD
It All Happened Out At Fort
. Omaha, and It Spoiled the Fan. ;
TALE OF SNEEZE
This is the sad story of a fatal
sneeze and its disastrous results
for several score of enlisted men
at Fort Omaha.
For some weeks now the enlist
ed men at the balloon school have
taken a genuine interest in the
manly art of self-defense. Many
good boxers have developed and
some nifty goes have been staged
by the lads in khaki.
These bouts have been strictly
class affairs. Only enlisted men
are permitted to take part or wit
ness them. Officers are strictly
taboo. 'Tis even said s;veral offi
cers, including one major, at
tempted to gain admittance to the
bouts, but the. privates said nix,
and for oince were able to order
their superiors to trot along.
After several weeks' of ; elim
ination the ranks of winning
boxers began to thin and finally
only two undefeated mitt artists
remained. Then the excitment
became intense and enthusiasm
reached the fever pitch.
A final bout for the champion
ship of the post was the choice
morsel ahead and the soldier boys
made great plans and prepara
tions. This bout wkas to come
off Christmas eve. The partici
pants were carefully trained and
tutored. Each had his seconds
and his supporters. The men be
gan to get down their money.
Almost every man in the post is
said to have had some sum risked
on the outcome of the bout.
Finally it came Christmas eve.
The soldiers congregated around
the ring. The participants entered
the ring. They received instruc-
tions from the referee and squared
off as the huge crowd of soldiers
settled down in their seats for an
evening f real entertainment.
Then came -the sneeze. It was
considerable sneeze. It reveberat-,
ed through the building. The
walls fairly shook. It came so
suddenly and unexpectedly, the
soldiers were startled. All but
one. 'He was the foeman of the
boxer who sneezed. And as the
sneezing boxer's head went down,
the other boxer's hand went up.
It connected squarely on the jaw
and the sneeze ceased abruptly.
So did the boxer. He went down
for the count. So did the boys
whos coin was on the sneezing
The boxing title of Fort Oma
ha has been established, but
GIANTS REAP OF
WHAT THtY SOWED
Rowdy Tactics of Fletcher and
Herzog Prompt Sox and
Tigers to Turn Down,
The fruits of rowdy base ball are be
ing served up to the Giants. The
White Sox, who experienced the un
sportsmanlike tactics of Artie Fletch
er and Charlie Herzog when the two
clubs met In 'the world's series, have
refused to meet the Giants in a spring
series of exhibition 'games in the
south, The Detroit Tigers likewise
have turned down an offer.
The Detroit refusal to pirticioate in
the proposed series may.be laid di
rectly to the door of Charlie Herzog,
and his determination to "ride" Ty
Cobb when the teams were playing
last year. The result of this kind of
baseball by Herzog was a fight on the
field at Dallas, Tex., and another in
a hotel after the game. Cobb left the
Tigers and declared he would not play
where it was necessary for him to use
nis lists as wen as nis neaa.
Cobb has partially been absolved
from blame in this altercation with
Herzog through the tactics of the
Giants second baseman In the
world': series. Partisans ' of the
Giants side of this argument were
treated to dome of the xierzog rough
housing in that series when Charles
undertook to take a ride on any of
the White Sox sliding into second
base. He hopped astride Buck Wea
ver, Happy Felsch and others as they
weiu suaing into me sacK.
It was so much fun that Artie
Fletcher also tried it nd added to his
afternoon by craftily trying to trip
White Sox runners when they sped
by him On the way to third base. It
was around these two players that the
trouble circulated during the series,
and which nearly led to a general
fight betweki the teams as time ap
proached for the final contest And,
bv their action, they are deprived of
the chance to meet the Sox in a spring
exhibition series, and perhaps earn
back some of the prestige they lost
last fall. .
Trickv base ball is nice to watch.
but there were few fans either in Chi
cago or New York who approved the
Fletcher-Herzog style. Clarence Row
land made the assertion that he hoped
he never would have to send his
White Sox again against such ball
players as the Giants had proven
WilltJurfee, Noted Driver,
Retires From Harness Game
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 29. Will
G. Durfee, a noted driver of pacing
and trotting horses, has retired from
the harness racing sport after years of
success on many circuits in thecoun
try, according to an announcement
today of Clarence J. Berry, for whom
Durtee has driven for years. Berry
also announced his retirement from
the sport, confident with his sale of
Esperanza, considered the best trot
ting mare on the Pacific coast, to A,
G. Hunt of Chicaeo.
Durfee retired, according to Berry,
in accordance with his wile v wishes,
Berry said he had quit .the sport be
cause he did not wish to continue
with any driver other than Durfee. t
Among Durfee's many famous vie
tories was that in the Kentucky Fu
turity three years ago, when he drove
Manrico, a trotter, in which Berry
had an interest to, first place over
what was considered the best field in
White Sox Train Again ;
At Mineral Wells, Tex.
( Chicago, Dee. 29. The Chicago
' mericans Avill leave here March 16
.or Mineral. Wells, , Tex., on their
training trip, President Comiskey an
nounced tonight, - a . .
ARMY POST FIVES
TO PLAY A SERIES
OF FIVE COMBATS
Fort Omaha and Fort Crook
Floor Quintets to Battle for
Local Basket Ball Cham
As a result of the fast cage contest
fought by the Fort Omaha and Fort
Crook quintets at the University of
Omaha gymnasium on Christmas day,
a series of five games has been ar
ranged between the two rival camps.
The series will be staked under the
direction of W. H. Campen, atheltic
manager at the University of Omaha,
and L. Hiatt of the Fort Omaha five,
and J. Billinger of the Fort Crook
When the Christmas game was
planned none of those promoting the
deal expected that first class quintets
would be lined up. The showing made
at this game easily warrants a -series
of games that will be only second
to the one played in Omaha two years
ago by the Olympic champions and
the local tfrandeis team.
Plans for the series are more ex
tensive. The Commercial club has
been asked to support -the games.
There are four more games to be
played. The Christmas game will
count as one of the series. The Fort
Omaha "boys won by a score of 28 to
12. A season ticket will be sold for
the rest of the games." The price ill
be $1. ,
There are two main reasons for sup
porting the game. First the boys
will enjoy them very much and the
basket ball fans of the city will see
some fine floor work. Secondly the
athletic fu.ivls of both forts are low.
Money is needed in these funds to
get equipment of several kinds.
is not aennue yec wnere ine
games will be played. Some probably
will be played at the University of
Omaha and some of them at the
Young Men's Christian association.
The second game of the series will
be played on Wednesday evening,
January 9. One game will be played
every Wednesday after that so that
the next frame will come off on Janu
ary 16, 23 and 30. '
The Fixtures Were
Designed and Built
by the i
Liquid Carbonic Co.
"The artistic color scheme
and completeness of every de
tail with the fixtures in Candy
Land make it the most beauti
ful store in America today,"
-aid Mr. Lamoureux, local rep
esentative of the Liquid Car
"The material used," he
dded, "in the construction of
these fixtures is the most costly
on the market today the walls
being solid walnut, the panels
broken only occasionally by
imaginary leaded mirror doors
of an early Italian period de
sign. The candy cases and foun
tain have made generous use
of marble onyx and carrara."
The electrical features in
connection with the great foun
tain are new steam tables
coffee and chocolate urns--and
malted milk mixers are all elec
trically equipped in the newest
style marking a most wonder
ful improvement in fountain
service and building.
- Omaha can well be proud of
Candy Land, said Mr. Lam
oureux. ' "
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 80. 1917.
FRENCH KNOW HOW
Read These Rules for Game Laid
Down by an Expert
France having recently gone in
strong for base ball, sporting writers
there have attempted to make the
'game easy for those who would play
it Here is a literal translation of in
structions for laying out a playing
field, as printed in a French sporting
"The theque is the ancient game of
ball-to-the-field modified and regu
lated. One can play to ten, but to well
play the theque it is necessary to
be 18 players. The dimension of the
ground is illimitable, all the same
she ought not to have less than 300
square metres. One, traces a polygon
of which each side can have from
five to 10 metres. The bases are in
dicated by Blocks of wood. The first
chamber (home plate) or base is or
dinarily a square of two metres of
side. The post of emplacement of
the lancer (pitcher) ought to find
itself at four metres from the first
base. The lancer ought not to eject
the ball, but lance her in such fashion
that she arrived between the shoulder
and the knee of the beater (batter).
The role of beater is of to beat the
ball as soon as it is served in the
direction .vhich he desires (but all the
same before his field) and far enough
for to permit him of to run at least
just to the second base and thus soon
again just to the, base of return. The
play of the opposed field is to send
back the ball the most rapidly pos
sible to prevent the beater from to
make his run around."
Amherst Man Lands Junior
Indoor Tennis Titl3
New York, Dec. 29. Edward H.
Hendrickson of Amherst and the Ha
worth Country club of Haworth. N.
J., won the Junior National indoor
singles lawn tennis championship to
day at the Seventh Regiment armory.
By a sustained net attack and a
cleverly managed service he defeated
Harold L Taylor of the Brooklyn
Prep school. The score was 3-6, 6-4.
6-8, 6-2, 6-4.
Cecil Donaldson of Brooklyn won
the boy's national singles. In his final
the youngster beat Abraham Bassford,
third, of Hartsdale, N. Y., by 6-2, 6-2,
Why go south for the winter as
long as the Milwaukee plants are run
Is Now Fofmaliy at Your Service
VESTERDAY. orjenine: day. was a red letter dav in the hearts
' of all true -candy lovers folks for miles around "came and ex
pressed the common thought that
' OMAHA NOW HAS A REAL HIGH-CLASS CANDY STORE
We regret that we were unable to give our best service, but
the crowds were too large yesterday to serve all with our usual
first-class service. ,
We have made Candy Land the beauty spot of Omaha and will
at all times serve you to the best of our ability. Candies of all kinds
will always be found here and the utmost in all soda dainties
and luncheon dainties.
We want you to make Candy Land your store. We want you to
have pride m it to bring your friends here and to make full use
of all its niceties. r
Candy Land Is Equipped Throughout With the
Baker Systeni of Mechanical Refrigeration
IN THE CANDY DISPLAY CASES SODA FOUNTAIN IN COOLING
THE DRINKING WATER IN MAKING THE ICE CREAM AND IN
KEEPING CANDIES AND FRUITS FRESH AND TASTY..
Down in the basement, awajr from public view, is located the Baker refriger
ating, machine, the ice cream hardening room and the cold storage rooms for keep
ing candies and raw materials fresh and, wholesome.
In the soda fountain and back bar, and in the candy display cases are arranged
the pipes through which cold brine is pumped to furnish the refrigeration that
cools the clear, cold water which is served keeps the bottled goods cold and the
candies in best possible condition for the customer.
The temperature in the hardening room is maintained at zero, while the can
dy room is kept at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The only ice used in Candy Land is
for the mixed drinks. Mechanical refrigeration properly applied undr the
BAKER SYSTEM does the work better and cheaper than ice.
The proprietors of Candy Land have installed the BAKER SYSTEMS in their
two other stores Crystal Candy company, Sixteenth and Capitol, and the Fremont
Candy Kitchen at Fremont.
The Exquisite Walnut Room
We are equipped to serve dainty luncheons here. ' Our menu includes soups, sandwiches, salads, pies, fancy
fountain dishes, coffee, teas and chocolates.
The service here will always please you and the quiet privacy will be a treat to. tired shoppers.
Candy Land Must Be Seen to Be Truly Appreciated
PETROW & GfANNGU
1522 Farnam Street - 'Telephone Douglas 621
FOR BIG TITLE
MIX NEW YEAl'S
Rinks Line Up for Kennedy Cup
Competition and Individuals
Practice for Malcolm ,
Miller park will be the scene of a
merry joust New Year's day when
the canny Scots clash in the annual
competition f or the John L. Kennedy
Play starts at 10:30 in the nior 'tig
with the following teams matched:
Balmorals against Heaters
Bobbie Burns against Thistles.
At 1:30 in the afternoon the winner
of the Balmoral-Heathers tangle wiH
play the Clan Gordons and the win
ner of the Burns-Thistles combat will
meet the Tam O' Shanters.
The present title holders are the
Balmorals, skipped by Bob Melvin.
Entries for the Robert Melcolm
trophy, emblematic of the individual
championship of Omaha, close at 4
o'clock this afternoon. The draw will
be made today and play start imme
diately. First round must be com
pleted by next Sunday.
Melvin Is Champ.
Alex Melvin is the holder of the
Malcolm cup. He won it from his
brother, Bob, last year.
Conditions in the Malcolm cup race
are that each player must play two
stones in a seven "end" game until
the semi-final round, when 13-shot
games will be played.
Interest in curling is growing rap
idly in Omaha. The Clan Gordon
Athletic association was the first or
ganization a to promote this , sport in
the gate city. , f
At a meeting of this association
held iast week, an amendment to the
constitution was made to form an as
sociate membership. Any Omahan in
terested in curling is eligible to an
associate membership in this organ
The association hopes some day to
bring curling to the plain it occupies
at Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and
other cities of the northwest and to
stage competitions between teams rep
resenting umana iua tnesc cities.
Several rinks clashed in curling bat
tles at Miller park Christmas day.
Some of the results were as follows:
Alex M'Kle Slfip. Tom Leachara
Ed Tracy Boot. Gait Skip.
IT Kie l rink won. 14 to 12.
Alex. M'Kle Skip.
W. 3. Hlslop Skip.
C. J. Fernandei
J. A. Kuhn
H. B. Morrill
M'Kle's rink won. 15 to 10.
Robt Melvin Skip. Robt Gait Skip.
John W. Mulr ,Alec. Melvin
E. A. Hlgglna A. Featberstone
James Noble G. M. Entriken
Galt'a rlr.k won, IS to 14.
Robt. Gait Skip. Chas. Johnson Skip.
Alec. Dick S H. Wilson
C. C. Belden AlUlam Bryden
Johnson's rink won, 9 to 7.
Alex. M'Kle Skip.
E. 8. Dodds
C. C. Belden
Robert rait Skip.
S. H. Wilson
C. V. Brown
G. M. Entriken
E. A, HlBRlns
Gait's rink won,. 20 to 14.
Benson & Thorne Five Fast
Rounding Into Shape
The Benson & Thome basket ball
team is fast rounding into shape, and
it is anticipated that a number of
hard fought games will be played on
the local floors before this team is
The first regr'-r game will prob
ably be played on the local Young
Men's Christian association floor New
Year's night, as. part of the Young
Men's Christian association open
Games are now scheduled with a
number of fast teams, and this quin
tet will undoubtedly have a full
schedule of games before long. The
following men are now members of
the Benson & Thornes: Ed Burdick,
Kennth Klepser. Merritt Klepser,
George Parish, Warren Ritchie, John
Reel, Rube Kronestead, Bob Koran.
Bert Fullington, Roy Platz, Hovey,
and one or two others who have signi
fied their intentions of tryingsout for
Out of town teams can communi
cate with Manager John W. Reel
at 315 Brandeis Theater building.
Fremont Bowlers to Clash
With Picked Omaha Quintet
The Fremont Candy Kitchen pin
team will play a picked Omaha team
at the Omaha alleys this afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Following the team
match doubles and singles matches
will be played.
The kaiser realizes that this is an
FOR DES MOINES
Westergaard's Manager Bat
tles Carl Marfisi for Proposed
Carl Marfisi, Omaha sportsman who
has high hopes of making his maiden
venture as a promoter of big wrest
ling matches bv staging an Earl Cad-dock-Wladek
Zbyszko bout in Omaha,
is encountering competition.
Oscar Thorsen, once well known to
local mat fans as manager of Jess
Westergaard, has come to the front
as a bidder for the Caddock-Zbyszko
go. Thorsen wants the match for
It is said the Caddock-Zymszko
match is practically lined up; in fact
Marfisi had it lined up for Omaha for
Thanksgiving day, but it was post
poned when Caddock became ill. Now
that Caddock is in condition again,
Thorsen pops into the picture. The
man who makes the best offer prob
ably will get the bout.
Jack 1 Lewis, manager of Charlie
Peters, announces, however, that if
Marfisi wants to show Caddock in
Omaha and can' get an opponent that
Charlie Peters, the Papillion car
penter, is always ready. Lewis brings
to mind that Peters has'expressed a
willingness to meet Caddock ever
since last April, when Earl won the
title from Stecher.
Ready -Any Time.
"Any time they're hard up for an
opponent for Caddock, ePters is ready
to meet him on any kind of a basis,"
said Lewis. "So if Carl loses Zbyszko
to Des Moines, we'll be tickled to
death to switch Peters."
It is said Marfisi looks with favor
upon the Lewis proposition and that
if Des Maries gets the Zbyszko
match, Earl will be matched to meet
An Omaha fans agree if probably
would be just as good a match as
Peters is fast and quick and just the
kind of a man to give Caddock a good,
stiff tussle. It is probable Caddock
will rule a heavy favorite no matter
whether it is Zbyszko or Peters he
Helped to Make )
Candy Land .
Baker Ice Machine Co.,
Perfect Refrigeration Plant. .
Carpenter Paper Co.,
James Corr Electric Co.,
Waterloo Creamery Co.,
Liquid Carbonic Co.,
, . Fixtures and Fountains,
Chicago, El. :
s G. W. Lamoureux, ,
Fruits and' Supplies.
Milton Rogers & Sons Co.,
Scott - Omaha Tent and
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