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n THE OMAHA
OMAHA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1918.
All the Latest Sport News
All the Time
FOR BILL GIVING
' Ringsider Says Yanks Will De
mand It When They Return
from Overseas; Melady
Bill Is Prepared.
, By RINGSIDER.
, Chicago, Dec. 7. Nebraska is to
have a boxing bill if Gene Melady,
of Omaha, can bring it about. Gene
lias tried twice already, but being a
fighter, he's in the ring to win this
time. He is convinced the state
needs it, and he has it in mind to
impress this need upon the legisla
ture. The last time Melady tried to put
the bill through it faikd by one sin
gle vote and all through a misunder
standing, it was said afterward. The
first bill lost out by only two votes,
and now the Omaha promotor feels
greatly encouraged because of the
changed conditions and the fact that
' the boys who went over there and
won the fight for democracy will de
mand the same amusements and ex
ercises -that they e'njoyed during
their training campaign.
Bill AH Ready.
Melady has his bill all ready to be
presented and with it a mass of en-
. dorsements from all sections of the
country. This would seem to be ah
excellent way of proceeding about
the thing, as the endorsements come
from some of the men who have
been high in the affairs of the army
and navy. Dr. George J. Fisher, director-general
of athletics in the
national war work campaign for the
Y. M. C. A., suggests to Air. Melady
that the number of rounds be cut'
- down from ten to six and in this
way eliminate all chances of the
charge of prize fighting being
1 Inasmuch as boxers probably
fight harder tnd more exhaustively
in six rounds than they do in ten,
this point is one that may be open
to serious argument. The Melady
bill is approved in general, however,
by Dr. Fisher. He sees much good
in the clause doing away with Sun
day contests and also is much in
favor of the regulations that do
away with a license fee when enter
tainments are( held under the aus
pices of the Y. M. C. A., A. A. U.
' or K. of C.
Melady Bill Best.
"I believe your rules and regula
tions are far superior to any I have
seen, and I hope you can put them
through," is the way Dr. Fisher en
dorses the bill.
Melady has a letter from Theo
dore Roosevelt in which the latter
endorses the bill and refers to The
' statement expressed in his autobi
ography in connection with the po
lice department of New' York: City
as best showing how he stands in
reference to honest boxing compe
tition. '-William J. Mulligan, chairmanof
the Knights of Columbus committee
on war camp activities, writes that
he heartily approves the bill. He is
free to state that he believes boxing
and wrestling are not only great
when conducted as amusements,
but as body builders have been
found incomparable in the present
training of the United States army
and should be encouraged in every
Dozens of other endorsements
have been given freely and it looks
as if Nebraska's legislature will not
again turn down the bill.
Boxing Helps Army.
"v, Boxing, which has done its part
in keeping fit the army which has
made the world safe for democracy,
"Is going to have a battle of its own
when the boys come home, accord
ing to Fred I)yer, trainer of army
boxers at Camp Grant, Rockford,
The boys who have been fighting
over there, both with the gun and
bayonet and gloves, are not going
to be deprived of the privileges of
the latter scrap when they come
x "It's going to be a great winter
for the boxing men," said -Fred,
"When the boys get back, from over
- there they are going to have a lot
of ideas about how they do the box
ing game in Europe. They are go
ing to compare some of our blue
laws with the liberality that is
shown the athletics on the other
, side and it is going to be all to the
discredit of certain sections of the
Many Local Champs.
"Then again, almost every sec
tion of the country is going to have
a local champion in one class or
another and this is bound to start a
lot of rivalry everywhere. The
boys areiused to having their own
way in the .amps as far as fighting
is concerned, and it is going to be
i hard matter to hold them down,
should anybody desire to do so.
There is going to be plenty of train
ing done all over the country, and
- this, naturall;', will bring about a
;remendous amount of competition.
"Some wonderful results have
een obtainedby the boxing men
who have been teaching the boys
how to handle their fists. They
" have inculcated the fighting spirit
in a way that could be reached by
no r other system. I have tudied
he thing thoroughly and find that1
:he very best results have been se
cured by the system adopted by the
training camps activity ' ard, and
these results are only just now be
ginning to be shown. Greater
things are bound to come within
the next few years."
Meany's Reach Offsets
Dundee's Ring Judgment
. Philadelphia, Dec 7. Johnny
Dundee, New York, "and Johnny
Mealy, Philadelphia, fought a good
six-round draw here tonight Net
' ther man showed spirited aggres
siveness and they suffered no pun
ishment' Mealy a long reach was
set off by Dundee! good ring judg
STAGE ALL SET
FOR OPENING OF
Committees Are Appointed
. and Rehearsed, and Suc
cess of the Affair
The entetainment committee for
the opening events of the Omaha
Athletic club has announced the de
tails and elaborate plans for the
event, and the various committee,
which have drawn broadly from the
club's membership, have had experi
ence in similar work. Each com
mittee has a chairman, -and the mem
bers have been drilled and instruct
ed in their particular program.
These committees will serve for
the public opening on the 12th from
3 p. ni. to 10 p. m. and for the dinner
dance on the 14th. The honor com
mittee to present the club in its fin
ished perfection to the expectant
members will be the directors, W.
A. Fraser, F. W. Judson, George
Brandeis, A. W. Jefferis, W. A.
Schail. W. B. T. Belt and J. C.
To Welcbme Guests.
Assisting the directors, the recep
tion committee wjll serve through
out the club house to welcome the
guests and join the ushers in the
varioijs lines of necessary service,
and particularly to introduce the
members. Witha club membership
bordering on 2,000, this com
mittee will be busily engaged in
the fulfillment of the task assigned
XV. M. Jeffers, Frank H. Myers.
Chairman Arthur F. Mullen,
Dr. H. Ij. Arnold, Robert P. Morseman,
J. t McNlKh.
W. H. McCorci;
W. F. Megeath,
('. S. MontRomeiy,
J. H. Millard,
Rev. T. J. Maekay,
IteV. J. F. McCarthy,
John W. Madden,
John A. McShane,
h. V. Nicholas,
L. C. Nash,
T. J. O'Brien,
Dr. F. S. Owen.
Nelson C. Pratt,
C. . Pickens
Geo. B. Prinz,
Geo. XV. Platner,
T. F. Quinlan,
Joe B. Redfield,
XV. E. Rhoades,
Geo. F. Reim,
Judge XV. A. Redlek,
W. P. Atkins,
Georire A. Amos,
Dr. K. H. Bruening,
Randall K. Brown,
Francis A. Brogan,
Dr. XV. O. Bridges,
P. E. Bradshaw,
E. P. Boyci",
Charles' D. Beaton,
J. L. Baker,
David A. Bium
Milton T. Barlow,
H. H. Baldridge,
BenJ. S. Baker,
T. C. Bryne,
R. B. Busch,
Ward M. Burgess,
C, C. Cope,
M. G. Colpetzer,
W. 3. Coad,
John A. Cavers,
8. S. Carlisle,
I. W. Carpenter,
F. H. Davis
Dr. A. D. Dunn,
Cherles N. Dicta,
J. E. Davidson,
H. O. Edwards,
J. E. Fitzgerald,
E. H. Flitton,
H, H. Fish,
J. D. Foster,
C. C. George,
John W. Gamble,
John J. Hanighan,
W. J, Hynes,
J. W. Hughes,
W. VV. Hoagland,
Archbishop J. J.
Walter W. Head..
R. C. Howe.
Dr. A. F.-Jones,
F. B. Johnson,
W. A. C. Johnson,
A. V. Klnsler,
J A. C. Kennedy,
George H. Kelley,
Harry A. Koch,
Fred S. Knapp,
T. F. Kennedy,
John L. Kennedy,
Tom S. Kelley
Howard G. Loomis,
Wilson H. Low,
George H. Lee,
O. U. Redlek,
A. Ij. Reed,
C. N. Robinson,
Charles L. Saunders
Edwin T. Swobe,
Charles J. Long,
B. A. McDermott,
W. L. Carey,
"W. E. Shepard.
Charles W. Sears,
O. A. Sachs,
W. Farnam Smith,
IVm, H. .Schmoller,
John XV. Towle,
Harry A. Tukey,
Nelson B. Updike,
Robert B. Updike,
Henry F. Wyman
H. O. Wllhelm.
E. A. Wlckham,
Harry P. Whltmora,
W. P. Wherry,
George F. West,
F. D. Wead
John C. Wharton,
Glen G. Wharton,
Gerald A. Wharton,
Harry S. Weller,
G. XV. Wattles,
J. B. Watklns,
John T. Yates
M. J. Coakley.
A special committee is designated
for the hours of I KK) to 2:30 p. m.
on the 18th to receive those who
wish to inspect the club and who
do not feel equal to the strain of
appearing in the public, because" of
recent sorrows. R. B. Busch, chair
man, assisted by J. F. Dietz.
Ushers to Be Busy
The ushers have a line of work
particularly difficult, considering the.
many nooks and corners in the club
due to multiplied opportunities for
recreation. The ushers will act as
guides through the house, staiting
visitors upon the inspection tours by
the elevators to the- upper floors,
where the visitors may wander
through the guest rooms down to
the gymnasium, hand ball courts,
swimming pool and baths, lounging
room and library, dining hal! and the
E. F. Leary
L. V. Nicholas.
XV. B. Roberts
R. B. Towle,
W. R. Wood,
Sam Burns, Jr.,
Ralph M. Peters,
A. G. Ellick,
O. S. Goodrich,
Fred C. Hill,
Tom S. Kelly,
T. F. Kennedy,
J. E. Davidson, assisted by Frank
Haskell, are a special committee to
superintend all matter connected
with power, light, heating and fire
service to .insure safety to all.
Signals for Cars.
The traffic committee, V. A. Pix
ley chairman", will be a busy one.
The large line of autos discharging
passengers at the door requires clear
streets, experienced traffic officers
and quick action to keep the stream
going and not crowd the entrance.
Signals for cars will be arranged,
streets will be marked and officers
at crossings for blocks distant will
keep order and prevent confusion.
Nearby garages are all registering in
cars for storage during the entertain
ment hours. ,
W. D. Hosford. placed in charge
of the badges, will deliver to.each
chairman suitable badge's designat
ing the branch of service to be ren
dered by the wearer.
The check service committee is
most important. On the dinner
dance night, many employes will
be required to check correctly and
deliver the numerous wraps and
hats. The distribution of this work
is in care of a forceful committee
consisting of Harry O. Steele, chair
man, assisted by C. L. Gould and F.
The dinner committee, W. J.
Foye, Joseph Barker and George
Famous Chief Serves as Private in Marine Corps
New York, Dec. 7. Every sport
lover in America today is paying
tribute to the grit and determination
of John T. ("Chief") Meyers, veter
an New York Giant catcher, one of
the brightest stars in the base ball
firmament, and one who glittered
longer than most of the men whose
names were ever on. young Ameri
ca's tongue during the heyday of the
national pastime, for "Chief Meyers
is now "Private John T. Mevers.
United States Marine Corps." At!
t ans island, b. C, where he lS re
ceiving the thorough'and rigid train
ing given to every "leather-neck"
the assertion is generally made that
there is no recruit on the island try
ing harder to be a hundred per cent
marine than "Chief." v
"Chief" Meyers' enlistment into
the marine corps and the splendid
manner in which he is persevering
to uphold the traditions of that fa
mous body of "land and sea sol
diers" in itself is an accomplishment
that entitles him to the admiration
of sport lovers. Over and above
this, hovver, stands the fact that
"Chief" "leyers could have made
his entry into the military life as a
commissioned officer. He declined
an offer of a commission in a tech
nical branch for service in this coun
try, explaining that he desired a
larger field of activity and was anx
ious to start at the bottom and
work his way up.
No Grandstand Play.
Without previous announcement
and without making a play for the
press agenting that would have sure
ly attended such an announce
ment, the Indian talked things over
with his wife, turned over the man
agement of his cozy little farm up
in New Canaan, Conn., to a hired
man, packed his grip and made ap
plication for enlistment in the ma
rine corps at the New York recruit
ing station. He was accepted quick
ly, having had no difficulty in meet
ing the strict physical requirements
of the marine corps, and on October
31 was sworn into the service and
transferred to Paris Island to take
up his "boot" (recruit) training. His
arrival at the training- camp was
hailed with great glee by his fellow
marines, who made a rush for the
quarters in which he was located to
have a "look-see" at the famous vet
eran Giant catcher. i
The smiling Indian appeared to
appreciate the ovation and modestly
answered the countless questions,
explaining how the Giants won so
many pennants and the thousand
and one inquiries as to personal
characteristics of John McGraw,
Heinie Zimmerman, Christy Ma
thewson and other brilliant team
mates with whom he had played for
years." Soon after receiving his uni
form "Chief" Meyers was pressed
to. take part in a friendly game of
ball between two companies. It was
a sorry day for the outfielders of
the opposing team, for the new re
cruit knocked the ball all over the
drill ground. Thereafter opposing
BEATEiJ 20 TO 7
pitchers either strained their arms
to fool the old timer, or wisely let
Private Meyers from the very be
ginning of his recruit training dis
played the same eagerness to get
ahead that marked his rise in the
base ball game from the Harrisburg,
Pa., team of the old Tri-State league
away back in 1906. Hard work also
brought him success while playing
with the New York Giants from
1909 to 1915, in which year he went
to the. Brooklyn Nationals and re
mained until the latter half of the
farm produce double measure crops.
In this, too, he was successful. When
he departed for Paris Island he had
the feeling that he was just as good
a farmer as he had been a base ball
player but that he would be an even
greater success as a marine.
Recognition for hard work has
already come to Private Meyers,
who, when he isn't, working, is
studying his private's manual. He
has been advanced to squad leader,
which placed him in line for further
promotion. And it is generally
known that promotion in the ma
1917 season, when he finished with' ines means that the man has work
ed hard and deserved it.
Military Life Fine.
"Chief" Meyers is enthusiastic as
well as amffitious and expresses the
belief that military life is just about
the Boston Nationals
Sticks to His Old Farm.
"Chief" did not enter base ball last
spring on account of the war, but
devoted his energies to making his
the finest thing that ever came clown
the pike. Here's what he says:
"Military life can be compared
with base ball in several different
ways, one of which is that in base
ball a fellow must think and act
quickly, and it's the same in military
life. If a fellow can't do these
things he'll very soon learn how
down here. We work hard, yet
everything is so interesting and in
structive that a fellow forgets all
about getting tired out.
"And then we have plenty of fun,
too. When the fellows get together
then" the fur flies. The spirit of de
mocracy prevails and wherever you
find this spirit you will find a bunch
of hale and hearty fellows. That's
the kind we have down here and I'm
glad to be among them."
Brandeis, has the arduous work of
handling all the dining room affairs.
The arrangement of tables is made
to seat the greatest number com
fortably and the reservations are ap
plied in rotation of receipt accord
ing to the number of plates ordered.
The dance details are in the
hands of W. T. Burns, chairman, as
sisted by J. T. Ttewart II., and the
entire corps of ushers. Dancing
will be in the gymnasium and bill
Chairman H. A. Tukey will pro
vide entertainment for guests who
do not care, to dance, j
Chairman C. E. Black, assisted by
A. D. Peters in Splashes and Flash
es are absolutely silent as to the
work assigned them. The reputa
tion of these wags gives promise of
The special staff of the chairman
of committees will work co-operatively
in assisting wherever the spec
ial committees are short and con
sist of W. A. Redick, T. L. Davis,
C. N. Robinson, Fred Hamilton and
S. S. Carlisle.
Many other committees on build
ing furnishings and seasonal social
and athletic festivities are steadily
at work planning surprises andJ
scheming to secure novelties to
make the club the most attractive
place in Omaha.
No Guard Rails to Big
Swimming Pool When
Athletic Club Opens
When the new Omaha Athletic
club is at last thrown open to its
members, there will be no depart
ment more interesting than the big
gymnasium and swimming pool.
Gene Melady, prominent live stock
man and sport promoter, will have
charge of these two departments
during the opening events and will
introduce the members to the vigor
building opportuities of the big club.
The guard rails will not be placed
around the swimming pool by the
time of the opening and the atten
dants and members are advised to
use care to prevent accidents to the
Purse of $50,000 Hungup
for 5jX)-Mile Motor Race
Indianapolis. Dec. 7. Announce
ment was made here today that the j went "drv
..'..it CAA , . . . "I "
mxui ouu-mne race wm be staged on
the Indianapolis motor speedway on
May 30, 1919. The nurse will be
$50,000. divided 10 ways, the first
award being $20,000. The purse will
be the. first on the Indianapolis
speedway since 1916. Following the
events "that year the' track was
closed for the duration of the war.
FOOT BALL BESCXT8.
At St. Loulu Wonhlnrton. Inlversltv.
tO; Nebraska, 7,
At Colorado Snrines I'nlversItT of
Colorado, 7: Colorado toller e. S.
At traahina-ton CaniD Grcenleaf. Si:
Camp Dir. 0.
At FhilndelDhla XaTT Tard. IS: Camn
At Marbla Brad, Maw. Sott Hlrh
School of Toledo, 19 j Marblchrad High
Basket Ball Season
Will Open Soon at
Central High School
Coach Mulligan will issue his first
call for basket ball candidates earli
er this year than usualbut will not
start practice for two or three
weeks. The necessity for an early
call for candidates, is caused by the
fact that practically an entire new
team will have to be formed. Art
Logan and Paul Konecky are the
only members of the 1918 team who
will play this winter.
The new west gymnasium will
probably be ised for passing prac
tice and the Young Men's Christian
association's floor for basket shoot
ing. This floor can be used but
twice a week.
Although Logan and Konecky are
both good players, yet the Central
mentor will have a big task in build
ing up a quintet unless some good
new material is found, George
Benolken, who played with the see
on team last winter will be a candi
date for a permanent berth on the
The schedule has not been ar
Eight of Mulligan's grid players
have at least another year of school
before them, while eight others will
conclude their high school educa
tion this June. Turner, Ayefs,
Swoboda, Shanahan, Harper, Logan,
Noble and Moser are the men who
played thi year and who will not
graduate. Peters, Campbell. Kon
ecky, Crowell, Shafer, Wilmarth,
Anderson and Pollard have played
their last pigskin game for the Pur"
pie and White.
No championships were won this
year by the foot ball team. The
state honors went to Lincoln and
the Missouri Valley honors are in
doubt. Lincoln and North Des
Moines High appear to have the
best claim on them. -
High Spots on
The Sporting Trail.
Trenton Golfers Object to
Sahara at Ninetenth Hole
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 7. The
members of the Trenton Country
club is the only body of golfers in
the history of the game who favor
playing on territory that is always
wet. This state of mind has come
about through the recent election in
which the township of LwingyN. J.,
Part of the links, including the
clubhouse, in this township and con
sequently the 19th hole is threatened
with an early Sahara dryness, un
less ah! that happy word unless
the members take advantage of the
fact that part of the'- course lies
within the territory of the city of
Trenton which at the recent election
voted "wet" by a large majority.
Members of the country club have
suggested that the sideboard drouth
can be averted "by moving into tne
"wet" territory. In the words of
"The Mikado," "here's a pretty
mess. At the same' time the situa
tion carries a hint for other clubs
that may be, afflicted or blessed, ac
cording to one's ooint of view, by
such a vote.
By A. K. DONOVAN.
A real revival of the ancient oc
cupation of fistcuffing is noticed in
all parts of the country. Colleges
and city boards of education have
added this sport to the curriculum
of athletic training both in the east
and the far west and the results are
exceeding the expectations of its
Many states will introduce regu
lated boxing bills in the legislature
this winter. Senator Richard J.
I Barr. republican leader in Illinois,
will tather a bill permitting lu-rouna
no decision contests. The defeat of
Charles Whitman for re-election as
governor of New York will prove
a boon to boxing in the Empire
state. He w-as largely responsible
for the repeal of the Frawley box
j Jawn O'Brien Comes Back.
I Wisconsin has been backward in
starting the sport this winter large
ly due to the influenza epidemic. The
Twin cities have held few entertain
ments. The chief trouble with the
Minnelota game appears to be trou
ble signing up "money mad" boxers
to enter the padded arena.
More than $3,000 was contributed
at a sliow in Wilmington, Del., to
war funds. The showwas original
ly planned to boost the United War
Work drive, but fel under the ban
of the committee who refused to ac
cept moneys raised in this manner,
The attendance was 2,000.
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien, hero of
many a ring battle, appeared in the
ring minus his trunks and camou
flaged in a full dress suit. He made
a stirring appeal for funds and judg
ing by the receipts made a great hit
as an orator.
Soldiers Want Boxing.
The demand on the part of sol
diers that regulated boxing be al
lowed will undoubtedly cause a na
tional boxing bill to be introduced.
Under strict military discipline box
ing has been shown to be the "king
of snorts" in the army training
Young Men's Christian associa-l
tion and Knights of Columbus lead- j
ers report that b'cyeond a doubt
boxing will be added as one of the
major sports in their buildings when!
.l. -u: Tl,. !
be derived have been given a
thorough tryout by their secretaries
in army camps.
The Melady boxing bill, which will
be introduced in the lejrislat'- this
winter, has taken into consideration
and overcome all of the disagree
able features of legalized !oxing.
I he roughneck feature of f!
game has been prohibited and clean,
manly sportmanship is encouraged.
Wfli Regulate Boxer.
The boxer as well as the pro
moter will be regulated and avoid
conditions as they exist in the Twin
cities. Penalties high enough to
prevent promoters from deteriorat
ing the game have been included.
Wounded soldiers will receive a por
tion of the gross receipts. Y. M.
C. A. and K. of C. organization will
not be required to pay a tax for
shows which will encouraga the
Commendation from the lovers of
clean spotf from all parts of the
state are being received daily. There
appears to be very little probability
that any organized effort will he
made to defeat the bill. Representa
tives from the country districts,
where the most opposition was ex
pected by the supporters of the
measure, now prove t6 be the most
enthusiastic advocates of a bill that
will provide and guarantee a clean
sport such as will result with the
passage of the Melady bill.
Athletics Restored by
"Big Ten" to Basis
Existing Before War
Chicago, Dec. 7. Intercollegiate
athletics in the western conference
were restored to a pre-war basis
here today at a meeting of the "Big
Ten" faculty committee held in con
nection with the schedule meeting
of the athletic directors and coaches.
St. Louis University Wins
Missouri Valley S. A. T. C.
Championship from Ne
St. Louis, Dec. 7. -(Special Tele
gram) Washington University de
feated Nebraska University here
this afternoon, 20 to 7, in a game
which decided the Missouri Valley
football title as played under stu
dent army training ' corps regula
tion. The victory of the St. Louis elev
en was decisive and due to speed i
brain and of foot. Nebraska made
its only points in the second quar
ter through a forward pass alter
some good gains through end runs
and line bucks.
Dobson heaved to Lyman, who
ran over the line and Howarth
kicked the1 goal.
Washington Evens Up.
Washington tied the score but a
few minutes later after a series of
forward passes, Evans carried the
leather over on a short end run.
Simpson kicked goal.
In this quarter Evans made a sen
sational rim through a broken field
after receiving a forward pass and
crossed the line, covering (5 yards.
On the trip Simpson again kicked
Washington made six more points
in the second half on1 field goal kick
ing by Simpson. Washington could
not make headway through the Ne
braska line and the Cornhuskers
were stopping end runs and forward
passes so the former Michigan star
resorted to kicking from the field.
Nebraska Braces. v
Toward the close Nebraska made
its best showing of the game when
it resorted to straight football and
ran the leather two-thirds the
length of the field before the time
In the final quarter the work of
Evans, who is a major league base
ball player, in running was a feature
of the game.
Simpson used fine head work in
handling the Washington team.
Washington. 2K. Nebraska I'. 7.
riusk T..K Newman
Kohlhry T Ilulika
Kraeha W. Mann
MarquarJ C M. Mann
t.iprert R.CS Tloss
'Pls Tl. T l.yman
Fouerborn It. E Swanaon
.Simpson Q. I!, Howarth
Kerspr L.U Schellcnbprp
Kvans R. If Dobson
Hausladen Kll Lnntz
Score by periods:
Washington N 0 14 0 6-n:0
Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7.
Washington Scoring: Tourhdwns,
Kvans (2); goals from touchdowns. .Simp
son (2): goals from field, Simpson (2).
Nebraska Scoring: Touchdown, Lyman;
goal fppm touchdown, Howarth.
Substitutions: Oypreanson for' New
man; Cyproanson for Hoss; McMnhonfor
Clyreanson; Hartley for Lantz; Job s
for Schellrnberg ; Schellenberg for Jobes;
Shipper for Busick; Sibert for Kvans;
Griesedick for IWKer; Teuschcr for Kohl
bry; Bailey for Krach.
Referee, McBrlde. Kansas City; umpire
Birch, Barlham; field judge and head
linesman. Riley, Kansas City.
Time of periods 15 minutes each.
MEETING TO BE
No Amalgamation of Two
Parent Trotting Bodies
New York, Dec. .-'-Complete
amalgamation of the National and
America"h Trotting associations cannot-be
effected until. the tongress of
the two associations meets next De
cember, though they now are oper
ating under indentical rules, the Na
tional association was told at its
meeting here today bv President
J. C. Welty of Canton, O.
The question is largely a matter
of adjusting overhead expense Mr.
Welty" said. He pointed out that
thtre were only about 40 or 50 one
miie traces i;i the country, while
there were 1.5U0 half-mile tracks. A
revival of interest in racing events
was predicted as a reaction from the
stpin of war.
Clan Gordon Plan Big
Athletic Program of
Ice Sports for 1919
The annual meeting of the Clan
Cordon Athletic association was
held in the club rooms in the Baird
building Thursday. The following
officers and committees were elected
for the ensuing year:
t George A. Dunn, president.
C. J. Fernandcs, vice president.
J. K. Finlayson, secretary.
Harold Fernandes, treasurer.
Executive board: Johir W. Muir,
A. N. Featherstone and officers.
Bowling committee: Teter Low
den, W. M. Scott, W. D. Brydon and
John W. Muir.
Curling committee: H. E. Fer
nandes, Robert S. Melvin and
Robert G. Watson.
Plans for ice hockey and soccer
foot ball were laid aside for the
present owing to the absence of
most of the younger members in
military service. It is planned to
start a bowling league of four five
Social -and athletic entertainments
for both regular and associate mem
bers are planned for the winter by
the various committees and with the
return of the soldier members one
of the most enjoyable winters in the
history of the association is expected.
Chicago White Sox Sign
Choice of President, Status ot
Players and Plans for
1919 Among Questions
to Be Considered.
New York, Dec. 7. The, annual
meeting of the National league, to
be held in this city next Tuesday,
will be the first step in the direction
cf base bait reconstruction made
necessary by the war.
While a number & problems con
trout the senior league magnates
there is no evidence that a concerted
program of action has been
evolved. Among quesfions which
must be considered is election of a
league president, future status of
players released outright last au
tumn, national commission arrange
ments, plans for 1919 and limitation
of club rosters.
The election of a president to
succeed John K. Tener, who re
signed last summer, is expected to
be one of the first features to be
considered. The names of four men
have been mentioned in connection
,l itVl till, tlf i l: , tl i-.il Itlll tiv r-.lM ittiunfB
to have a majority of the eight votes
back of his name.. The quartet is
composed of John A. Heydler, secretary-treasurer
of the league; Lieut.
David L. Fultz, former president of
the base ball players fraternity;
Francis X. McQuade, a city magis
trate of New York, and Robert
Brown of Louisville, Ky.
The status of the player is ilso
a matter of considerable concern
and must be settled before big
league base ball can proceed with
arrangements the coming season.
While the players were released out
right September 1, in connection
with the Washington authorities'
"work of fight" order, legal opinion
appears to be that sine the action
was necessary to conform with the
government orders, the reserve
clause is still binding. As a further
safeguard there is said to be work
ing agreements between the mag
nates both the National and
American leagues not lo bid for the
services of each other's players.
Several of the National league
magnates are of the opinion that
a joint meeting with the American
league will be necessary before plans
looking toward the resumption of
base ball on a Jarge scale can be
Win Six-Day Race by
I nner T.pnn nn Pmntfl
New York, Dec. 7. Reggie Mc
Namara and Jake Magin, the New
ark (N. J.) team, won the six day
bicycle race at Madison Square
Garden today. Madden and Cbrry
finished second and Grenada and
The score by points follows:
McNamara and Magin, 1 ,297 i
Madden and Corry, 912; Grenda and
Hill, 531; Lawrence and Hanley,
491; Coburn and Kopsky, 331; Chap
man and Halstead, 245; Grim and
The field was reduced to nine
teams when Dupuy and Bello, as
well as the Bowker brothers, drop
ped out of the corttest early in the
Omaha Sport Writer Joins
Staff of Religious Paper
The Sporting News announces
that James B. Wootan. formerly
their correspondent in Omaha and
former city editor of The Bee, has
been appointed managing editor
the New Era. Concerning the
change they said: -
"From writing sports to becom
ing the editor of a religious publica
tion is a long jump, but a former
correspondent -of the Sporting News
has made it and is getting by in fine
shape, showing, his versatility.
James B. Wootan, who used to
write entertaining stories from
Omaha under the 'signature of
"Judge," has been made managing
editor of the New Era, a Presbyter
ian church publication. He was
tendered the position after the man
agement had made a thorough can
vass of the talent in the newsoapei
rgame, which is some compliment
and be has taken hold of the work
in a way that proves no mistake was
made. Wootan can do it."
First Recruit for 1919 Camp Funstoa Eleven
ueteats urant, zi to b
According to the report fron Chi
cago, the first new player to be
signed for the White Sox for the
1919 campaign is a first baseman
named John Conroy, who played
down in the Coper country league
last season. Manager Rowland
signed Conroy on the recor..menda
tion of Harry Kane, former pitcher
and umpire, who ha been keeping
tab on players in New Mexico and
Camp Funston, Kan., Dec. 7.
Camp Funston divisional eleven to
day defeated Camp Grant, 21 to 6..'
Two of Funston's touchdowns re
sulted from blocked kicks and the
third from lino bucks, which carried
Zachritz across the Grant goal line.
Shaw and Fclflingcr blocked two
Grant kicks and made possible the
other two touchdowns. All threa
goals were kicked by Gardner.
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