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W. A. Rourke Leaves for New
York Meeting With Pros
pects for Team in
Bigger League.
Optimism is oozing from every
pore of Omaha. The wartime in
dustrial booms that affected all parts
of the country were built on a solid
foundation in Nebraska. Away
from the munition centers, ship
yards and other mushroom indus
tries the growth in the west has
been of a permanent nature.
The demand for food found the
Nebraska , farmers responsive and
the largest acreage ever planted in
Nebraska will biossom forth next
spring. Omaha responded and es
tablished factories to supply the
needed implements of the farmer
when eastern factories rushed to
the quick profits of munitions. Fac
tories to manufacture the raw prod
ucts of Nebraska farms located here.
The solid foundation upon which
industrial Omaha faces the recon
struction period is probably respon
sible for the optimism of Omahans.
Sport to Benefit.
Sport expects to receive far reach
ing benefits from the prosperity of
Omaha. William A. Rourke, owner
of " the Western league base ball
franchise, is one of the most opti
mistic of all Omahans. fie is
backed in his beliefs that this city
will be one of the best base ball
towns in the country next year by
the Chamber of Commerce.
"If it is humanly possible I will
have Omaha in a bigger league next
yearV said "Pa" Rourke Saturday
before departing for the reconstruc
tion meeting in New York. "I have
every assurance that I will be able
to secure an American Association
franchise at this meeting."
Retrenchment has been the motto
of a majority of major and minor
league organizations. The opti
mism over the prosperity of Omaha
is best shown by Mr. Rourke, who
scorns retrenchment and is making
every effort to expand and show
Omaha fans faster base ball.
Try for A. A. Franchise.
Repeated efforts of the Omaha
magnate, assisted by the Chamber
of Commerce, to buy an - A. A.
franchise have failed, but during the
last week the clouds have rolled by
and success is expected to result
from their labors.
, Secretary Farrell of the national
organization lias sent repeated tele
grams to Mr. Rourke urging him to
attend the reconstruction meeting
of minor leagues in New York and
indicated that he would be given
ali .opportunity to get in faster-company,
although he did not state how
it would be accomplished. Ed Han
Ion, acting president of the Western
league, accompanied him and will
urge giving Omaha an A. A fran
chise. Indications point to a general
change ,in the base hall map and
Omaha fans are jubilant over the
prospects of Omaha benefiting by
the change.
Creighton Uni. Wins
From Doane, 52-24, in
First Game of Season
Outclassed! That explains the 52-!o-24
defeat cf the Doane college
basket ball team at the hands of the
Creighton quintet in a one-sided
game played en -the Creighton floor
last night. Too much Kearney and
Wise was the cause of the big score.
Scoring after only ten seconds of
play, -Creighton took the lead and
allowed the visitors no hope of vic
tory. Had the basket shooting eyes
of tie other four flippers been as
keen as "Chuck" Kearney's, the
score would have been in three fig
ures before the final whistle blew.
The visitors had-no mean ability,
but were simply hopelessly out
classed. Andrews and Dredla. the
forwards, starred for the losers and
exhibited some classy playing. The
guarding of the visitor's, however,
was too slow for the victors, who
broke through the defense and kept
the cords swaying on the baskets.
In team work the blue and white
was also far superior. Brain ticking
plays kept the Doane men guessing.
Kearney was the star of the first
half, while Wise shared his honors
in the latter half in which he put
the sphere through for counters in
rapid succession.
The game was unusually clean.
No fouls were committed by Doane.
Line-up and summaries:
F.O. F.T. P.F. T.F. rt.
Wise, r.f. 10 0 1 S 10
Condon. I f. 0 0 0
K-rny. c 18 0 0 to
,-Vntiver. T.g 1 0
Slulholland, I.e. ... 1 0 0 1 3
Voonan, r g. 0 0 0
Wilson, l.f. 0 0 0
Custer, r.f. 0 0
Serr, e. 4
Totals 2 0 1 62
F.O. F.T. P.F. T.F. Ft.
Andr--fs, r.f. (C.).. 4 1
IV-dln, l.f. "
Johnston, c. 1 1
Urown. T.g 1 '
Mains. I t 0 9 0 0 0
Hnylett. c 1 0 jj
Totals 11 S 0 0 24
Referee Harold Mulllitan (Nebraska).
Scorer P. Murphy Cr-lhton).
Tim of halve 20 minutes.
t Council Bluffs Team Trims
Commerce High by One Point
Council Bluffs High basket ball
(earn defeated the Commerce High
quintet, 14 to 13, ia a close game
played last night on the Young
Men's Christian association's floor.
The contest was marked by several
Irregularities and by many fouls.
Hard luck in locating the basket
cost Commerce High the game.
- The score stood 11 to 5 in favor
ot the Iowa team at the close of
the first half.
Miss Molla Bjurstedt to
Enter European Tourney
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Miss Molla Bjurstedt, the wonder
ful Norwegian tennis player who
has held the woman's championship
of the United States since 1915, is
planning to return to Norway next
summer. The trip takes on a de
cidedly interesting aspect because of
her present intention to compete in
the English championship, which
probably will be held at Wimbledon
in June. '
Restoration of that historic tourn
ament which was abandoned during
the war, not only will attract the
best of the English players, but
other European experts as well, for
the London Field says that France
and Belgium certainly will be, repre
sented. The entry of Mile. Leng
len, the French girl, whose sensa
tioual . playing '. attracted 'much at
tention before th war, is antici
pated. Miss Bjurstedt's career in this
country has been remarkable, for
with' the exception of the matches
Miss Mary K. .Browne of Los An
geles won from her in 1917 when
they were playing for the Red
Cross, she has rarely been defeated.
Her record in sanctioned tourna
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Heavyweight "Dark Horse"
Seeking Opponent for Con
test to Be Held About
February 1.
'Nother "Fite Nite" at Fort
Omaha about February 1 has struck
a popular chord with the sport fans.
Boys with a real wallop are on the
card and Manager Faulk states that
a show supreme will greet those
who attend. His much talked of
"dark horse" is undergoing intensive
training and a challenge is issued to
any local ioxer soldier or civilian.
"He'll take anyone on" shout the
boys of the Fiftieth Balloon com
pany, "and the tougher his oppo
nent the better he'll like it." The
name of this fighter will not be di
vulged. He is naturally enlisted un
der his real name and very few
know that he is the famous (?).
Gene Melady is very much inter
ested in the plans of this coming
event and believes that Omaha
lovers of the mitt and mat will
universally declare the February
meeting a glove classic. He will as
sist the soldiers in arranging the
This "dark horse", of Lieutenant
Faulk's has made many of the world
famous "pugs" take the count or
fight to a draw. He has met such
luminaries as Fred Fulton in the
roped arena and his opponent must
be a top notcher or else resign him
self to a good drubbing.
Some preliminary bouts have al
ready been arranged and it is hoped
that the complete card can be an
nounced soon.
Great Relay of Talent to
Be at Drake RelavMfiet
Des Moines, la., Jan. 12. With
an exceptional array of. track talent
promised, the annual Drake univer
sity relay races wilt be held on
April 19, if is announced.
Athletic authorities at Drake de
clare the entry list will be larger
and representee of more institu
tions than ever before. The end of
the war has made it possible for
most schools to take up athletics
again in full force.
Institutions included in the list
expected to send teams are Michi
gan, Chicago, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illi
nois, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Mis
souri and Minnesota,
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ments during 1918 shows the loss of
only about half a dozen sets, and
she won the following tournaments:
Pelham, Ardsley, Metropolitan,
Longwood, Western Pennsylvania,
Great Lakes, New Jersey States,
Heights Casine (indoor), and the
national championships, both in
door and outdoor.
Commenting on the plans for the
Wimbledon championship the Field
says: "One may also assume that
our oversea visitors of next summer
will anticipate with keen relish the
reopening of Wimbledon. Shorn of
some of its former fixtures, the first
after-war meeting must inevitably
be, but there is no reason to expect
any lack of high standard play or
any dearth of friendly .international
rivalry. The lists will, of course,
be closed to our present enemies.
Our Etrrerpean allies, especially
France and Belgium, are likely to
be fully represented and if Mile.
Lenglen comes over to compete in
the ladies' championship, that event
in itself would give distinction to
any meeting. It is certain that some
of the young American brigade will
be here."
HUE So Li'syw
Miller Park Five Will Open
Season With Central Park;
Other Games Scheduled .
for Same Night.
Omaha's Community Center bas
ket ball leagues have completed
their organization and drawn up
their schedules. Six teams have
been entered and will start pla.V
January 21. Each team will meet
all the others during the first round.
The schedule will be repeated. The
Miller Parks will open the season
by. meeting the Central Parks. . The
Castellar and Dundee center teams
will also play the same night. The
schedule for the first round follows:
January Jl Miller Park at Central Park.
January 21 Castellar at Dundee.
January 22 Clifton Hill at South High.
January 28 Central Park at Dundeo.
January 2 Castellar at South Hiirh.
January SI Clifton Hill at Miller Park.
February i Miller PRrk at Dundee.
February S Clifton Hill at Castellar.
February 6 Central Park at South High.
February 11 South High at Dundee.
February 13 Central Park at Clifton
February 14 Castellar at Miller Park.
H February 18 Castellar at Central Park.
February 20 Dundee at Clifton Hill.
February 21 South High at Miller Park.
Iowa Legislature May
Legalize Boxing Bouts
Des Moines, la., Jan. 11. There
is a strong possibility that the Iowa
legislature, which convenes January
13, will be asked to legalize boxing
and appoint a commission to super
vise the sport
With an army cantonment adjoin
ing the city, boxing has flourished
here for more than a year, although
in the past few months it has been
on the wane, due mainly to several
disappointing bouts.
It is said that a law similar to
that in force in Minnesota would be
satisfactory to Iowa ring fans, with
bouts limited to either 10 or 12
Schuyler Basket Tossers
Defeat Columbus Quintet
Schuyler, Neb., Jan. 11. (Special
Telegram.) Last night the Schuyler
basket ball team beat the Columbus
team by the decisive score of 18 to
12. The game was snappy through
out. This is the first time for 11
years that Schuyler has succeeded
in beating Columbus on the Colum
bus floor. About 60 people from
Schuyler attended.
Warm Weather and Poor
Prospect for First-Class
Track Cuts Entry List;
Statistics of Season.
The big ice meeting scheduled
for Mount Clemens, Mich., is all
ready for the tap of the bell tomor
row afternoon. The horses are on
the grounds and "raring to go," the
grandstand has been enclosed with
glass and the heating arrangements
are in pla'ce; the entrance fees are
all paid and the winners picked. In
fact, everything is in shipshape with
the exception of the ice. That
seems to be all that is lacking. Very
little snow has fallen in that part
of the state so far this winter and
unless something happens pretty
quick they may have to race on the
bare ground. .
Mount Clemens has popularized
the sport of winter racing more
than any other city in the country,
and, in fact, is about the only place
on this side of the Canadian line
where regular meetings are held
each winter. Because of the warm
weather and poor prospect for good
racing the $1,000 stake events did not
receive the patronage this year that
they had last, and only three of
them filled. The program for the
first day (Monday) consists of a
2:09 pace, 2:20 trot and a slow pace.
Purses are $415 in each of these
Columbia Fire, Jr. 1
One of the additions to the grand
circuit next year will be the 5-year-old
trotting gelding, Columbia Fire,
Jr., who is in the Geers st-ble at
Memphis. This gelding is by that
old Nebraska war-horse, Columbia
Fire. 2:04j4i who was owned for a
number of years in Lincoln. The
gelding is said to have trotted
eighths in 15 seconds and, unlike his
sire, is claimed to be good-headed
and easy to manage.
Another western trotter to go to
the big rings next year is Ruby
Aubrey (4) 2:13J4, who was recent
ly purchased by Tommy Murphy.
She was bred and raised? by L. L.
Cassidy of Des Moines and has been
in the hands of Charlie Hardie for
the last two seasons. She obtained
a 2-year-old mark of 2:17 in Indi
anapolis two years a?o and during
the last season won nine straight
races over the half-mile tracks, sev
eral of them in the Great Western
Statistics of Past Season.
Statistics for the last year show
that a total of 34 former 2:10 trot
ters lowered their marks during the
season, while but 14 2:07 pacers re
duced their records. ' Of ' the trot
ters nine took records of 2:05 or
better, while all but one of the pac
ers were blow the 2:05 notch. Ma
bel Trask, 2:01, heads the list of
trotters, having cut her mark from
2:02. . i
New additions to the 2:10 list of
trotters number 71, of which Ante
Guy, the four-year-old filly by Guy
Axworthy, 2:08; dam Anteash by
Ashland Wilkes, 2:17; second dam
Eoline, 2:14 by Arteeo, 2:162,
heads the list with a mark of 2:03
Two in the list are two-year-olds
and 16 are three-year-olds.
In the pacing division, 43 side
wheelers entered the 2:07 list with
new records. The former western
owned horse, Un by Redlac, 2:07,
dam Garnetta S., 2:12;4 by Sirius,
2:19, second dam Mack Rose by
Ncbocklish took the fastest mark,
2:0254. He was bred by Seth Cook
of Mount Hamil, la., and was driven
by Chas. Valentine last year.
Miss Harris M., 1:SS.
The fastest mark of the year was
made by Miss Harris M., when she
paced the first mile in a race over
the new Toledo, O., mile track in
1:58. The second fastest mile was
made in the second heat of the same
race by Single G. in 1:59 and the
third mile of the same race was in
1:5944. also won by Single G. This
was the first race in history where
all three heats were under two minu
tes. Two other former western
pacers, A Game of Chance, and
Helen Chimes, took marks cf below
t-.vo minutes.
The fastest yearling trotter of the
year is an equal honor between the
J. Malcolm Forbes fillies, Miss Km
and Flo Shirley, each with a record
of 2.23, while Mr. Dudley (1), an
other of the get of Malcolm Forbes,
took a mark of 2:25.
Leagues Big and Little
to Confer on Changes
in Conduct of Base Ball
New York, Jan. 11. Plans have
been completed for ' the most im
portant series of base ball meetings
in this city next week since the firm
establishment of organized base
ball, achieved with the signing of
the national agreement. According
to the present arrangements both
major and minor leagues will be
repiesented in a series of confer
ences which will be attended by
every prominent club owner and
league official in the United States.
These conferences, which are ex
pected to result in a number of
radical changes in the conduct of
the game, will continue throughout
the entire week.
Neal Appointed Manager
of Louisville Ball Club
" Louisville, Ky., Jan. 11. William
F. Neal of Louisville, formerly
sco-ut.for the Philadelphia National
and Jater with the Pittsburg Nation
al league team, today was chosen
general manager of the Louisville
American Association club, com
bining the duties of playi..g man
ager and business manager. An
nouncement of the a-ipointment was
m;de by William F. Knebelkamp,
president of the club, which recently
was reorganized. ...
South Side Foot Ball Star
Wins More Honor Overseas
An Omaha boy, Sergt. Paul L.
Shields, is showing French people
how American athletes play foot
ball and Paris is enthusiastic about
the msnly pigskin artist. He is
captain of the combination Thirty
first and Forty-fourth regimental
foot ball elevens at Camp Ville
Bernier, Saumer, and he has led his
team in some fast games with some
oi the other high class teams, in
December 9 his team played the
famous Ordnance foot ball team at
Paris. They gave them a stiff fight
but lost by a score of 6 to 0. After
the game the officers gave the men
a banquet. Shields modestly admits
that it was "some banquet." It cost
35 francs a plate, or about $6.50 in
our money. The team presented
Captain Shields with a medal and
the men made short talks telling of
their appreciation of his services at
the banquet.
Shields is a graduate of the South
Side High school and of the Uni
versity of Nebraska. He has been
prominent in athletics all his life
and was formerly a star on the
Cornhusker team at the state uni
Pairings Made and Second
Big Curling Event of Sea
son Will Follow Finals
for Kennedy Trophy.
The Second Annual Curling Bon
spiel of the Clan Gordon Athletic
association is on, pairings for the
first roundhave been made and the
matches will start as soon as the
skips can arrange convenient dates
and the ice is favorable. The nrst
round will be finished before Janu
ary 18.
Today the final team play for the
John L. Kennedy trophy will be
played on the ice at Miller park.
The Ailsa Craigs, skipped by John
McTaggart, will play the Balmorals,
skipped by Robert Melvin. Both
teams have been playing a strong
game and a hard-fought contest is
The Ailsa Craigs are a new team
this year but have been playing a
strong and consistent game. The
Balmorals, although not steady, play
a brilliant gamef and announce their
intention' of winning.
All games, with the exception of
the finals in the second Bonspiel,
will be 11 ends. The final round
will be 21 ends. Suitable prizes will
be presented to the winning team.
The teams entered are:
Bob Gait, Skip. R. S. Dodda, Skip.
A. N. Fcatheratona. B. M. Tracy.
Wm. Rennle. Job. Polcar.
Guy Mggett. " If. W. Fltt.
H. B. Fernandes.John M'TasBart, Skip
Skip. C ,T. rnamles.
H. IF. MacGaffln. Tt. K. MontBomery.
W. M. Scott. '. IV. Martin.
John Flnlayson. Alex. Jlclvln, Skip.
Geo. A. Dunn, Skip. TotT I.owden.
M. M. Lovlngs. J. K. Finlayson.
Geo. Peacock. A. Krus.
J. H. Hussle. John W. Mulr, Skip.
R. 8. Melvin. Skip. W. W. P. Home.
E. A. Hlpglna. John Syme. ,
Don Blssett. F, V. Hoy.
D. B. Porter. W. J. Hlalop, Skip.
R. G. Watson, Skip. Geo. Anderson.
Wm. Brydon. K. D. McCall.
O. C. Sadler. John Schendler.
K. B. Morrill. F. It. Wead, Skip.
W. O. Watson, Skip. c. C. Belden.
S. H. Wilson. T. I.. Combs.
O A. Granden. It. 10. McCague.
E. F. Entrlken. C M. Johnston, Skip.
Team not declared.
Pairings for first rourfd of play
will be between teams captained by
the following skips:
C. M. Johnston vs. Robert Melvin.
II. E. Fernandes va. R. O. Watson.
Geo. A . Dunn, Bye.
W. G. Watson vs. E. 8. Dodds.
W. J. Hlslop vs. Robt. Gult.
John VT. Mulr, Bye.
Aleo Melvin vs. F. I. Wead.
John McTaggart, Bye.
Omaha U. Cage Crew
Develop Rapidly and
Fast Team Expected
Judging by the speed shown pros
pects for a good basket ball team at
the University of Omaha are excel
lent. Fifteen men have been turn
ing out regularly for practice and
many more are expected to return
next semester, which begins the
first of February. Loechner and
Grau at forward, Holloway and Fo
ley at guard and Harman at center
is the prospective lineup for the
cage quintet. Brown, Eychaner and
Clay are improving daily and prom
ise ta contest the places of the first
team men. The first practice game
of the season was played with the
Deaf institute, which put up a good
Champ Volley Ball Team
Will Meet Bluffs Squad
The Omaha volley ball team,
champions of Nebraska, will engage
the Council Bluffs team in a return
game to be played Saturday on the
local Young Men's Christian assoc
iation's floor. Prediction as to the
probable victor is lacking because of
the fact that the two teams are the
most evenly matched that have play
ed this season.' In the last game be
tween the two teams the Omaha
players won the honors by a single
point. The game will be played
starting at 5 o'clock Saturday after
noon. Free Wrestling Class at
Y. for Soldiers in Uniform
A free class in wrestling for sol
diers in uniform will be given each
Friday night at the Young Men's
Christian association. The first les
sons will be given Friday night. The
second annual amateur wrestling
tournament will be held this spring.
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Basket Ball Season Will Open
in Council Bluffs Friday
Night on Y. M. "
C. A. Floor.
Central High's Schedule.
January 17, at Council Itluffi.
January 23, at South High.
January 2Ti, Rloux City at Omaha.
January 31, at Beatrice.
February 1, at Lincoln.
February 8, Fort Dodge at Omaha,
February 22, Lincoln at Omaha.
February 28, South High at Central.
March 1, at Sioux City.
March , Council Bluffs at Omaha.
Central High school's basket ball
team will open its season Friday
night when it meets the fast Coun
cil Bluffs quintet on the Council
Bluffs Young Men's Christian asso
ciation's floor. Twelve games have
been booked for the Purple and
White. The dates with St. Joseph
have not been set. Contests with
Creighton High and Commerce
High were cancelled because of the
tardiness in opening the season.
The schedule, although not as
long as usual, is just as difficult.
Prospects in basket ball are not so
bright this year. In addition, most
of Central's opponents began their
season a month ago and have had
the advantage of playing together.
Hold Back Lineup.
Although Coach Mulligan will
withhold his lineup until late in the
week, it is generally conceded that
the men Will line up as follows:
Clemens and Paul Konecky, guards;
Logan, center, and Art Paynter and
Art Burnham, forwards. Clemens
is new at the school having come
from Norfolk, Neb., where he played
on the Norfolk High second team.
Paul Konecky is a veteran at the
game as is. Logan. These two are
the only men on the squad who
have earned their basket ball "O's.
Art Paynter and Burnham will
make a good combination at for
ward. Both are fast men and hard
players. It is prophesied by some
that Paynter will develop into the
star of the team.
Leo Konecky will probably get
into the game as a substitute guard,
while Mangold and White expect to
sub at forward.
No long trips are contemplated
this year. At the end of the month
the team will' go out into the state
after the scalps of Lincoln and Be
atrice. This date, however, is sub
ject to change.
Whist Club Meets.
The following scores were made
by players of the Omaha Whist
club at their Friday evening's game
at the Rome hotel:
Cotter and Peterson Plus 4
Dreyfooa and Srannell Plus 2
Ellis and Burness Plus 1
Stebbins and Rrotherton 0
Shields and Williams Minus 2
Baoton and Dohsn Minus S
Abbott and Cook Plus 9
Nelson and McCann Plus 4
Lewis and Thomas.. Plus 2
Davis and Robinson Minus 4
Langley and Kilgore Minus 6
Austin and Williams Minus 6
Is There Anything You
Desire to Know About
Trapshooting will be the great
est of all outdoor sports in 1919.
Before the war there were
500,000 trapshooters. Inside of
another year the number of
trapshooters should climb into
the millions, for every man who
wore khaki is a potential trap
shooter. There are 4,000 gun clubs in
the United States. As the boys
come home many clubs will be
given renewed strength. Many
new clubs will be formed. There
will be shootirfg clubs where guns
heretofore were a curiosity.
The Bee through its expert on
trapshooting matters, Peter P.
Carney, editor of the National
Sports Syndicate, will cheerfully
answer all questions pertaining
to trapshooting, its rules, the
proper method of organizing,
equipping, and conducting a club,
the laying out of traps, how to
conduct a shoot, etc. if there is
anything you desire to know
about the patriotic sport drop a
line to the sports editor of the
Bee and the information will be
Committee Will Meet This
Week to Discuss Plans
for Securing Success
in Legislature.
A united demand on the part of
Nebraskans for boxing is becoming
more and more evident as the
hour for introducing the Melady
bill draws near. Omaha sports
men from all stations of life are
unanimous for the measure. Op
position that early developed, from
personal reasons, apparently has
been overcome and the metropolis
stands united for clean boxing.
"A committee from the Omaha
Athletic club will meet this week to
discuss how we can best help in
securing the passage of the meas
ure," said George Brandeis. "Ninety-five
per cent of the membership
are strongly in favor of boxing and
we will do our bit to see the meas
ure carried."
Hundreds of Omaha business
men are conducting a letter cam
paign to friends living out in the
state urging them' to secure the
support of their representatives for
the measure. Delegations are be
ing formed to visit the capital and
urge the passage of what all declare
to be the cleanest boxing bill ever
Faith in McKelvie.
The provision that the governor
shall head the commission is re
ceiving considerable favorable com
mendation. Although he has never
announced his stand on the measure
Omahans feel confident that it will
be supported by Governor McKel
vie. "With a man at the head of the
commission of the caliber of Gov
ernor McKelvie, there is no ques
tion that we will see good, clean
boxing exhibitions," said one ardent
booster of the measure. "He has
always been a clean sportsman him
self and he will see the game kept
clean and not allowed to deterior
ate." "Few men would have the inter
est of clean sports at heart deep
enough to take two defeats and
then come up smiling and insist that
boxing should be legalized the way
Gene Me"lady has," said T. F. Quin
lan, manager of Brandeis stores.
"I have just called Mr. Melady and
informed him that I will go to Lin
coin at any time he thinks advis
able and do all in my power to
secure the passage of the Melady
Quinlan Likes BilL
"I have heard some objection to
the measure being called the "Me
lady, bill." Regardless of whether
the measure is known by that name
or another, to the lovers of clean
sport it will always be the Melady
bill. I do not believe Mr. Melady
cares by what name the measure
passes. He is too thorough a sports
man for that but no name could
better mark the new era in sports
than his.
"He has willingly donated his
time and money in an attempt to
secure legislation that we all desire.
Ignorance of the reformation of
boxing is largely responsible for the
opposition. Mr. Melady, a lover of
sport for sports : sake, has taken
note of the changing conditions. By
attending bouts in various parts of
the country he is probably better
informed on the improvement in
boxing than any man in the state
and is to be commended for the
work he has done in having the
measure introduced."
Want Clean Legislation.
At Lincoln the boxing bill is a
favorite topic of conversation and
early indications point to its passage
without a dissenting vote. When a
resolution was passed prohibiting
smoking in the house of represen
tatives a bystander was heard to
remark, "There goes the Melady
boxing bill."
An industrious worker for the
anti-smoke resolution whirled upon
him and said, "We are endeavoring
to make this a clean legislature. We
are in favor of clean, constructive
legislation. .We will pass the Mc0
lady Diu ior it win tend to mane
clean sports. Don't you think it
better to be seen attending than to
sneak 'to a deserted barn, evade the
officers of the law, and witness a
battle between two men in wiiich
through neglect of physical precau
tions one is liable to be killed. Fon
der over this my- man. We are a
clean legislature and will pass a
clean boxing bill such as will be in
troduced by Barton Green."
Cincinnati National League
Base Ball Club Reorganized
Cincinnati, Jan. 11. At a meeting
here today of the stockholders of
the Cincinnati Exhibition company.
which controls the Cincinnati Na
tional League Base Ball club, the
I'lan of reorganization presented by
the directors was unanimously ap
proved. Under this action a new
company will be formed and the
capitalization reduced from $500,000
to $350,000; a refunding of outstand
ing bonds will be effected, thereby
reducing the original amount from
$200,000 to $125,000, and a good
working capital will be available,
with a practical wiping out of all
current indebtedness.
August Herrmann, Charles T.
Christie and Louis C. Widrig were
constituted a committee on reor
ganization and it is expected that all
details will have been completed by
February .
Missouri Trounces Ames
Team Twice in Two Days
Columbia, Mo., Jan. 11. Missouri
university defeated Ames at basket
ball 3S to 22 this afternoon for the
second time in two days. Missouri's
team work and free throwing of
Browning for Missouri were the fea
tures. The Ames team was penal
ized many times for rough playing.
Commercial and Church
League Quintets Will Bat
tle for Title Again
This Week.
With the six teams in the Conv
mercial basket ball league paired
off on the championship ladder th
third round of games will be played
Thursday night at the Young Men'i
Christian association. The Nake'ns,
who are tied with the Commerc.
High quintet for first honors, ar
expected to have an easy time with
the Sixty-second balloonists, with
whom they are carded to play.
The Beddeos will strive to bring
the Commerce High squad down
from its lofty perch. The Beddeos
aud the Bookkeepers are well
matched and a close game should
result. So far the Commerce team
has met teams below its class and,
because of the diminutiveness of
its players, has had the sympathy
of the fans. The Beddeos are tied
with the Fort' Omaha five, having
been defeated by them in the first
round and having humbled the Six
ty-seconds in the second encounter.
May Need More Seats.
The Fort Omaha-Central Furni
ture contest is expected to result in
a victory for the soldiers. The vic
tory will be by no means easy, how
ever, since the furniture dealers
have played the two strongest teams
in the league and been defeated, so
are now out for three victories to
complete the first half of the sea
son's schedule.
Extra provision for seats to ac
commodate the large crowd of fans
will probably have to be made this
week, Elmer Beddeo announces
that his whole force of employes
will be on hand Thursday night to
root for their team. A jazz band,
furnished by Mr. Beddeo, will en
liven the evening with the latest
jazz pieces. Despite this effort to
insure their defeat, the Commerce
High quintet is confident that they
will either emerge (victorious or
have at least treated ' the fans to
some mighty classy playing.
iiromley, the JNakens shining,
light, who was chiefly responsible
for bringing home the bacon for his
mates last season, will be in the
lineup lhursday on the Central
Furniture team. With Bromley ,
back, the merchants expect a steady
climb to the top of the champion
ship ladder to follow.
Church League.
In the Church league three teams
are tied for first place and the other
three are without any victories to
their credit. The Pearl Memorials,
who are regarded as probable league
champs again this year, are booked
to meet the Calvary Baptists. " This
team defaulted on the opening night
and has not displayed its prowess. ' .
The Hanscom Park and the Y
dormitory men' will settle the ques
tion of to whom the cellar position
in the league shall go for the next
week. Both teams were defeated
last Tuesday.
A good contest is looked forward
to when the First Christians and the
Benson Methodists meet Tuesday.
The Methodists won their initial en
counter, while the Christians lost
to the powerful Pearl Memorials.
The two teams will be about the
most evenly matched of those play
ing Tuesday, v
Sometimes Ycu Do, But
More Often You Do Not
New York,1 Jan. 11. Just how"
simple'a gam'fc of golf is was demon
strated by cne William B. Huey,
playing overlthe Evanston course
recently. It is a par four hole; he
got away a good tee shot Just be
fore playing hfa second he saw
Charles Evans, jr., national amateur
and open champidm, on the links, and
Huey called out;,'
, "Can l got tome with my mashie.
Evans replfed Wn the affirmative.
and Huey said,: ,'Well, I .don't think
so, but I'H try it, anyhow."
We hit the ball and started toward
the green, Evans heard him asking
where his ball had gone, and when
told it had rolled into the' cud. he
merely said:' "Well, I guess that's a
syndicate for me."
the next hole is an easy par 3.
and Fluey made it in a hard 5. Sim
plicity, thy name is gold
James and Bundy Win
Honors in Tennis Matches
Pinehurst, N. C.', Jan. 11, R. L.
James, Saratoga, and Nathan Bundy,
Norfolk, defeated Georges Aranyi
and Count Otto Salm, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2, in
the. final men's doubles today of the
mid-winter tennis tournament. In
the final mixed doubles Miss Mar
jorie Lake, Hartford, and Count
Salm won from Miss Caroline Bo
gart, Moore county, and N. A, Rose,
Basket Ball.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jan. 11. Ce
dar Rapids High school, 28; Mason
City, 10.
Minneapolis, Jan. 11. Minnesota
defeated Indiana 35 to 13 in a west
ern conference basket ball game here
Madison, WiS., Jan. 11. North
western defeated Wisconsin, 20 to'
15, in western conference basket ball
game tonight.
Peoria, 111., Jan. 11. Peoria Brad
ley Polytechnic, 18; Wesleyan Uni
versity, 10.
Chicago, Jan. 11. Chicago opened
the western conference basket ball
season tonight by defeating Purdue
21 to 17.
- Mid-Winter Trap Shoot.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Jan. 11. The
annual Mid-Winter , Trapshooting.
tournament, the biggest event of the ;
season for trapshooters of the cen
tral west-rn states, will he held in
Kansas City, February 10 to 15.
With the revival of interest in sports
many marksmen will be here to face
the traps, tournament oflkials be-,