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NATIONAL IS ON LAST LEGS
ACCORDING TO FULLERTON
Older League Is Facing Crisis Brought On by "Rule or
Ruin" Policy-Next Season Will Tell the Story.
Y HUOH ft. FULLERTON.
Somehow (he Balkan situation resem-
bles the midwinter baseball outlook Bul-
garia and Bfush Servla and Brooklyn
Greece and Pittsburg Montenegro and
Boston. But then there la 'Germany and
Russia and England and France repre-
senting the American league and a lot
of other vulturea seeking a chance to
dismember the corpse which still Is kick-
The porte (National league) must pro-
claim a holy war or. fall. The situation
now Is so acute that only intervention by
the allied powers of the National com-
mission wlU save the oldest organisation
In baseball from destruction.
If the players orgauuted for the first
time since the commercialization of the
game should strike ndw while the powers
are warring they might destroy the Na-
tional league and make themselves the
second power In the game. The players
Just now have the sympathy of the pub-
lic aroused by the cases of Chance Bres-
nahan and others. They have everything
to gain and nothing to lose and while the
Association of Minor leagues (which is
hostile to the National! and the Ameri-
can league (which always Is and always
will be the strongest foe of the National)
might not Join the crusade actively
they at least would keep hands off.
The National league Is In the throes
of a revolution. The majority of th?
club owners want to reform The body ami
accede to the demands of the players
and of the patrons. A few reactionists
blinded by their prejudices and still more
dazzled by the riches that have come
through the turnstiles want to hold back
the players and Insist upon the divine
right of the old organization to order
things as it sees fit.
The meeting of the National league In
New York on November 20 promises to
establish an era In baseball. Either the
National league must surrender and
abandon its policy or Insist that It Is to
be the dictator In the game. If it sur-
renders it merely gets into line with the
policy already adopted by the American
league and by the forty-seven minor
leagues. If It Insists that It and It alono
Is to make and construe the laws of
baseball then its destruction Is certain.
A majority of the owners of the Na-
tional league clubs want to get Into line
with the progressive policy of the other
leagues. A few want to run things to
suit themselves. The question Is whether
the few who have sought for years
through syndicate ownership of clubs to
control the policy of the National league
shall prevail. The efforts of the owners
to sell the Philadelphia club seem to in-
dicate that they are weary of trying to
carry water on both shoulders.
The truth Is that the National league
is facing the crisis brought about by Its
own rule or ruin policy. Two factions
have sought to run the National league
and dictate Its policies. Meantime the
American league observing the strife In
the opposition ranks proceeded to grin
and keep quiet. The more they grinned
and the more the other organization
talked the stronger the odds In favor of
the grin grew.
The National league owners striving
for control In their own organization
were merely playing Into the hands of
their rivals and it was a long time be-
fore they waked to this fact. The
ominous silence and the grins of the
American leaguers wakened them.
There are two treatments for cancer
one to Inject dope and deny that cancer
exists and the other to take the knife
and try to cut It out. One is about as
bad as the other. Five perhaps six of
the National leaguers wanted to operate
and the others wanted to deny that the
disease existed. Now that the patient Is
TWO SCHEDULED GAMES
Texas Will Round Out Successful Season With
Southwestern and Arkansas.
(Houston Post Special.)
AUSTIN Texas November lfi. Two
more games remain on the schedule of
the University of Texas football team.
Eleven more days will see the finale to
the Longhorns' season for 1912 and his-
tory will chronicle the current season aa
successful or unsuccessful as they may
deem It. On the basis of firm hard facts
the rating of any partisan could not but
list the university with the few success-
ful State aggregations.
Texas Is not an undefeated eleven. It
was Bennle Owen's team of football stars
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i made a brilliant recora bbmuu. u
Is one oi the ngntei men in cu-
leglate football duu naa pmyeu m voi v
am for Bouinwesiero.
about an tit they still are bickering aa
to the treatment.
Frank Chance's case will be the first
tried when the National league meets.
The owner of the Chicago club hava been
(secretly) circulating stories regarding
Chance that place the Chicago club own-
ers in the light of martyr If these
stories reach the ears of Chance which
they will (as I have written him inclos-
ing affidavits) the chances are that the
owners will be against something strong-
er than baseball law. Whether these
stories have weighed anything against
Chance In securing another position I do
not know. The libel is a vicious one and
one which the originators would have
trouble In proving even If it were true
which It is not.
The chances of the troubles of Frank
Chance and the Chicago club getting Into
the civil courts are ood.
It's an odd game this baseball. And It
Is getting so intricately mixed with ajl
this political and big business stuff that
a fellow has to follow the popular vote
and the stock market to know which team
to root for.
For instance in Boston Tom Lynch as-
sured me that Garry Herrmann was with
him In reforming liasfcball and cleansing
the National league of scandal. Lynch Is
a square honest straightforward fellow
without excess of bruin nr cunning. He
believed what the owners told him. He
was sincere In wanting to clean the
league. Then Herrmann returned to Cin-
cinnati. Immediately we find Herrmann
dealing with Murphy and striving to
smooth things over. Now It seems tha
best that Lynch can get is a vote cen-
suring mildly persons who transgress cer-
The only methods of getting at the evils
of baseball seems to be to stay away from
the games. It Is simple. There are sev-
eral organizations in Chicago the pur-
pose of which is to enlist volunteers who
will agree not to attend games. An at-
tendance of 6000 or 6000 persons on an
opening day or on Sunday will be more
eloquent than all the phllllpics ever de-
livered. I have been studying the recruits added
to the lists of the major league teams.
Also taking advantage of the gathering
of the minors In Chicago and Milwaukee
1 have been inquiring Into the worth of
the new men. The promise for better
baseball next year Is not good. The
minor leaguers are laughing m their
I talked with men from the Western
the International the Coast the North-
western the Central the Appalachian
the Kitty and the Sally also some others.
It was a roar. The minors regard the
major league scouts as Jokes. In the
Northwestern I was told that the three
best men were overlooked entirely. In
the Western I was assured that two of
those chosen were Jokes. In the Central
a roar greeted my Inquiry as to the
worth or one man. The Canadians told
me that one owner had the two 1)est men
In the league In his grasp and let go to
Cb at a fellow who was not worth try-
. The New England fellows think
the draft a Joke and openly scoff at the
selections made by the scouts.
Here Is what one owner said to me: "I
have the best left-handed pitcher In Uie
league. I have the best throwing base-
running and hitting outfielder. I offered
both to an owner for $1000 and was
turned down. All I lost by the draft was
an Infielder who can't hit 200 in the ma-
jors and Is a dumohead on the bases.
The best pitcher In our league was over-
looked in the craft and our best catcher
wasn't even mentioned although 1 wrote
a club owner In the major league to try
to get him."
There you are. And still they wonder
that major league baseball does not Im-
prove with each year.
that took the measure of the State rep-
resentatives. By no fluke or misplay can
the victory be accredited. Oklahoma was
plainly the superior team and won a de-
serving victory on merit. Since that
time however the Longhorns have not
failed to take the measure of every op-
ponent. A steady profession a steady Im-
provement has been noticeable. Coming
up from the ranks. Coach Allerdlce has
managed to whip into condition a team
that has shown better form In every suc-
ceeding game. Texas Christian univer-
sity Austin college ilaylor college Has-
kell Indians and Mississippi have all been
forced to accept the short end of the
scores. Two mure games remain South-
western and Ut.iveisuy of Arkansas.
Southwestern despite melr recent vic-
tory over the Baylor tearu Is not to be
greatly feared. Arkansas Is enigmatical.
Agricultural and Mechanical College of
Texas administered a severe trouncing
at the Dallas (air. and Baylor came back
a few days later and whipped the1 same
team by a lone touchdown. However
Arkansas was slightly wore for the wear
of the i'arnur gu.ne and did not have an
opportunity to display their real strength.
Coach Bezdek (ens positive Ills men will
defeat Texas un Thanksgiving. It will
be a hard lixht.
The season to date has been one even
more severe than m past years. Coach
Allerdlce had a ureen buncn of material
from which to tenet a uam. Scholastic
standing removl at inopportune times
several of the siandbr. and several fur-
ther showed their spirit by a sudden de-
sire to become Phi iicta Kappa members.
The loss of many iu&r& hist season Im-
posed a handicap but from a squad a
team was chosen two men of which had
played to any extent before In their re-
spective positions in the line and the
same number In the backfleid. But the
Freshman material Is most promising and
with the development this season a
strong team nmy be expected next year.
Berry at guard Is one of the yearlings
that with practically no knowledge of
football Has been showing very good
form. Kane at right tackle is playing
his first season for 'lixaa and looks good
for honors In a few yir.r.". Hlgxlnbotham
end knows football and has an added
advantage of welgnt and experience. Neil
Brown end 1h unothtr first year man
that will develop Into a star within a
year. Llttleflehl is the greatest find in
the backfielj. He ' :s round d Into one
of the most t'.injlf.ti' yro ind i-'alners of
the sound and ha:-..'!s ' he forward pass
exceedingly well fci.nm-jrs is playing a
good gaini st fullbsrl: and will make a
valuable backfleid man next season.
Ilathel at halfl ac; in also a first year
man on the team that is promising. Those
are but a few of many who have shown
Following the rccet)t Mississippi gams
which resulted in a good victory for Tex-
as Coach Allerdlce had Intended to hava
only a week of light practice owing to tha
Southwestern game having been sched-
uled for November 23. It appears at this
time however that there hnd been some
misunderstanding and the date of the
game has been advanced to November
21. Every man came out of the Missis-
sippi game with nothing more serious
than a few bruises. although Puett was
the possessor of a "Charley horse" that
took soma little work to remove.
A rest was given the first squad on
Thursday and on tha following two day
only light signal work with some scrim-
mage to bring out the pomlbtlltiea of
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several new plays recently Introduced.
The early days of this week will be de-
voted to the heavier work tapering off
for the contest on Thursday. Texas ex-
pects to win from Southwestern although
there Is no general feeling that the vic-
tory will be an assured one. Supporters
of the Orange and White have seen the
evil of overconfldence and Intend going
Into the game with an Idea of fighting
On the matter of victories Texas may
lay a claim for the State honors al-
though diverse routes show a different
state of affairs existing. Not a team In
the State has defeated Texas although
the Longhorns have not met the team
likeliest to do It. Not a team In the
State has defeated A. & M. nor has this
eleven met the team likeliest to drag her
colors. Therefore on this basis reason-
ing there Is a deadlock. Some will claim
that by comparative scores one eleven or
the other may be the victor. This all may
serve as a time killing method of argu-
ment and dispute.
There Is no way of deciding conclu-
sively this season. A deadlock plainly
exists and there Is no way out of It but
by a post season game. There will be
no post Beason game with the disputing
elevens In the title roles.
To one who has witnessed both teams
In action the Farmers certainly he.vc an
edge on the Longhorns. Coach Moran
with Assistant Coach I'tay has surely
whipped into shape a team that is far
above many seen In this section of the
country. Not only a team hut n squad
can be reckoned as the asset of A. &
M. Fully twenty-'five players on the
first squad are almost on a par In play-
ing ability. Big fast well conditioned
and with more than a share of vim. fire
and fight the Farmers can be counted
on to hold their own n gainst any team
with one possible exception Vonderbilt
In the South.
The old style tactics are well adapted
to Moran's machine and they play them.
It was steady consistent plugging that
wore down the Oklahoma forwards who
although outweighed played a most bril-
liant game and stopped their bigger op-
ponents time after time. The Inter-
ference of the A. and M. team Is another
factor that has been highly developed and
plainly proved Its efficacy. Rarely ever
were less than three men Interfering for
On weight on line smashing tactics on
forward pass offense considering only
forward passes from simple formations
Texas must bow to the Farmers. Coach
Allerdice's men probably know Inside
football better and handle the forward
pass from intrjeate formations with more
assurance than their rivals. Texas prob-
ably excels In open field tactics. A game
between the two schools would be much
the same as the Farmer-Oklahoma con-
test In some iKilnts. Texas has not the
substitutes to throw in the breach. They
have not the veterans In their regular
lineup they have not the welsrht the
smashing offense. But despite many fac-
tors of this kind the under dog has often
proven the winner. What would happen
this season can only be conjectured. Last
year everything favored the rivals of the
Longhorns but the result surprised miy
people. On paper however A. and M.
nave an unusually strong team and ene
that would defeat the Longhorns.
There Is one more factor that might be
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Football Squad of Victoria Hifh.
"MICHIGAN FOR ALL-TIME."
Yost's Selection of the Greatest
2 Maize and Blue Team.
(.Houston Post Special )
J ANN ARBOn. Mich.. November
16. In the absence of much ac-
5 tlvlty in football practice Coach J
Yost posted for publication his se-
J lection of an all time all Mlchl- J
gan football team. It is as fol-
0 lows: .
Redden left end; Curtis left
2 tackle: McGulgan left guard;' s
Schultze center; Benbrook right
s guard; MaddoCk right tackle; a
Snow right end; Weeks quarter-
2 back: Heston left half; Ham- a
mond. fullback; Hernsteln right 2
added to the asset column of any team
us a perdomlnutlng one. That is spirit.
For some reason the tide has been at low
ebb almost all season at State. There
has been no concerted support of the
eleven despite stringent efforts made by
I leaders of the faculty and student body.
Many members of the student body have
Hiven every possible support to their
eleven but as many more perhaps are
satisfied to rest on tho oars.
So with the season practically ended
closing on Thanksgiving day It would
seem Hint the Longhorns would conclude
their 1S12 season with hut a single de-
feat and that by un out of the State
eleven. This is a good record and one
that any team might be proud of. Coach
Allerdlce Assistant Coaches Hlx and
Uiseh are to be commended for the up-
hill fight that has proven successful thus
NINETEEN NEW RECORDS
IN HARNESS WORLD
Grand Circuit Season of Trotting
and Racing- Shows Many Great
Nineteen new world's trotting and pac-
ing records were established and new
marks hung up for one year's winnings
for both a trotter and a pacer In the
thirty-ninth t;rnd Circuit season of rac-
ing which closed last week at Lexington.
Baden established a new mark among
trotters and Joe Patchen II proved him-
self the greatest money-winning pacer
In the game's history.
Tho season was peculiar In that the
horses were slow In coming to their
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speed. Three-fourths of the season bad
elapsed before the topping of eeeonls
began and then reconl breaking stunt
were dally occurrence nr the nineteen
new records nine worn mniie during the
Columbus meeting fix at Lexington
three at Syracuse and one at Mont or. the
latter a half-mile track. The reconls fol-
low: Fastest for Age and Sex.
Gelding rhlnn from 1!U0. 1 :.S 3-4 to
Yearling colt Alrdale (Wilbur Lou
1910. 2:19 1-21. 2:15 3-4.
Fastest Single Heats.
Fifth heat - Helen Sides tflrace Girdle
l'.lll. 2:07 l-4 2 OS 1-4.
Sixth beat - iManrleo ( Pemarost 1010
2:091. 2.07 1-4
Four heats Tiudle Archdale (Sop-
rano Kill. Grace won first he;tt pi
2:05 1-2 Soprani next threo in ":05 1-4
2:06 3-4. 2:05 1-1 1. Hilly Hnrke won first
beat In 2.0;: 1-4 Dttdle Archdale next
three In 2:08 1-4 H OG 1-2. 2.0 :!-4 i
Five heats Grncr .lr;ice c.inllr. Lilly
Burke. Hnllworthy. I'.HIi. Inelle Arch-
dale I:0K. first; I'.iLy Itiirk.-. - Oti. (bird; i
Grace. 2:04 3-4 2:0S 1-'.'. 2.09. second
fourth and fifth bents
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M lies' Trotting Teams.
One mile I'liian ami I-wi.t Forest
(The Monk an. I Kipiliv 1901. 2 17 3-4)
Trotting Half-Mile Track.
Two-year-old N'owrnl.iv Girl (Floy
llelle. I9ll. 2:l! 3-4'. 2.K. i-2
Pacing For Age and Sex.
Three-vear-ohl colt Impetuous 1'nlmer
(Klatawah. IMix. met Jim LoKan 1:10:1.
2:05 1-21 2 05 14.
Four-year-oM colt Hnidcn Direct (On-
line 1894 2.041. 2 02 3 4.
Flve-year-ohl stallion --Don Tronlo
(Searchlight. 199 2.03 3 4i. 2 0? 1 4.
Fastest for Age
Four-year-olds - Hrailen Direct (Search-
light. 18981. 2 02 3-4.
Sixth heat - Habe (Planet. H97 2 011-4
Sixth heat nabn (Planet 1M7
2.06 1-41. 2:04 1-2
Seventh beat- Walter f'ochato (Jerry
B 1K9N 2:07 l-4i 2 Of M
Two heats - Kvelyn W (Darkey Hal.
1909. 2:03 1-4. 2.02 1-4) 2 03 1 -4. 2 00 1-2.
Five heats Evelyn W (Minor Tlelr
1 90. The F.el winning third and fourth
heats 2:01 1-2 2:01 2 0.'. 1-2. 2 01. 2 07)
3:01 1-2 2 03 1-2 2.01 1-2. 2:03 12.
2:04 3-4 Karl Jr. winning second and
One mile - Minor Heir and George Oano
(Hedgewood Hoy and Ijidy Maud C 1909
1:02 3-4) 2:02.
Glaze's Baylor Eleven
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Past Week Has Meant the Coming of Sou tl:
western Championship to Texas. vo
Another week has swept into tha past In
the gridiron history of 1911. and that week
has meant much to the followers of tha
pigskin In Texas. It has meant the com-
ing of another Southwestern champion-
amp to the Lone Star State and the real
logical conclusion of the State champion
Three big State games featured tha
week two of which were played in Hous-
ton and in one of which a locaj eleven
figured. A. and M. s victory over the
Sooners at West End Monday brought the
Southwestern honors to Texas whlle tbe
Ijonghom victory over Mississippi Wed-
nesday here saw the opening of relations
between two great State Institutions that
may be expected to be perpetuated In the
future. The loss of the Hire Freshmen
to Southwatern proved conclusively that
a team composed of first year men only
ran not stand out against a club draw-
ing from every collegiate year. And the
Southwestern victory over Haylor added
another bitter drop to the already over-
flowing cup of woe of Ralph Glass's Bap-
tists. Rules Shown to Houston.
In the Texas-Oklahoma and Texas-
Mississippi games local follower! of the
gamo were given their first real oppor-
tunity to follow the working out of tha
new rules as they exist. Incidentally
they fully displayed conspicuously the
fact that tho game as played In the South
and In the Last Is radically dlfferent-
Whether or not this Is due to the radical
difference In Interpretation of the rules
by the various coaches Is hard to ex-
plain. Study (he detailed reports of the games
played by Harvard Yale Princeton.
Itiown Dartmouth I'enn and their kind
and it Is a remarkable fact that few of
them use the forward pass Brown alone
pel Imps ilepeinllng much on the play.
One can not foiget the significant words
of SpuMlng. 'he Vale tackle of last sea-
son win says. "The ball is getting far
too valuablo to throw around." In other
words the Lust has figured that the
possible loss of a down through a bad
puss Is loo coally when there are but ten
yurds to be rushed In the space of four
downs. Undoubtedly the East has found
the pass fur easier to break up than has
proved the case In the Mouth ana south-
west. A remarkable team such aa Okla-
homa presented here last Monday found
It well nigh an Impossibility to break up
the play except where tho pass Itself
was so wild as to be far out of reach
of the man destined to take It. Okla-
homa. It Is true put a different construc-
tion on one phase of Interference with
the man receiving the pass aa forbidden
bv the rules. Owen protested on the side
lines that In the case when his team waa
penalized five yards for such Interfer-
ence that the Sooner was not really in-
terfering. Molso's construction of tha
rules may have served to throw out the
Oklahoma scheme of defense against the
Sooners Used Pass Seldom.
Oklahoma Itself seldom used the pass
nor are their games of this season rec-
orded as showing much of a fondness for
the play even with men like Ambruster
Couitwrlght Reeds Clark and Holland
to handle It.
Oklahoma however was not the only
temn that could not break up the pass.
TeH could not accomplish much with
Hi- Misslsslppiuns Haxton Gardiner and
Fletcher where the pass was anywhere
near accurate. Nor oould Mississippi
stop the Longhorns materially In their
work with the play.
Kvldrntly (ho Southwestern teams aa a
whole rely very much on the paas aa op-
posed to the kicking game developed in
the Hast around such punters as Kelton
of Harvard mid De. Witt of Princeton.
There Is no doubt that the Crimson this
season Is depending much on Its heavy
tush line fleet forwards and the distance
toe of I'llinn. Much of the steering
power of 1 he Crimson game Is dependent
loo. on tho accuracy of Brickley's field
gools IluiiKhtou himself comes from a
kicking school and In the years of his
VxilcisMp at Cambridge he has stuck to
the svsiem. This year It was freely
prophesied that with the fourth down
coming into existence that Haughton
would abandon bis coaching along the
lines of tha kicking game but the great
Harvard plot has found a way to com-
bine the scoring power of the fourth down
with Ihe efficiency of his toe artists.
Few Remarkable Punters.
There are few remarkable punters in
this section around whom Southwestern
coaches can formulate the kicking game.
Vesmlrovski of A- and M. up to the time
of his Injury here had been doing re-
markable distance work and Is credited
with a great showing on the fifty-yard
average. Harrell of Texas Is not a long
kicker and Haxton of Mississippi who
averaged forty yards here while a good
Judge "f placing tils punts to most ad-
vantage showed little power to drive the
opposing learn back by the might of his
toe. Oklahoma 1ms developed the kick-
ing gnnio along the same line that Har-
vard pursues. Il.eds does the punting
end bis powerful boot spins the ball down
the field many a yard. Courtwrlght Is
the field goal man.
Depend on Line Books.
Both the Farmers and Longhorns seem
to depend much on the old line bucking
game where the heavy cadet tackles show
to most advantage. Texas with fine de-
f " n v
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fenslve Uckles in Kane and Berry bo' 1
men good- on tha offense too at open 11
tha holes seldom uses the tackles stca:
Tying- the ball. End over end seems t
be Allerdice's favorite method tor h
linemen to carry the hall. On tha etle
band. Moran has Bowler and Lamber
both remarkably heavy tackle witi
speed for their ponderous else who ar-
battered up against the opposing tackle-
to great effect. No single element con-
tributed as strongly to the victory at t
Farmers here Monday aa the tone gain
made ajr the Farmer tackles.
While possessing three good soda or at
least three men who did good work In the
game here Wednesday Texas has SB ele-
mental fsiilt in the play of Its andmen.
Hlgglnbotnam. Wood hull and Dealer sel-
dom boxed their men but converging on
the player about to receive a punt leu
frequent chances for the agile Fletcher
to make his long dashes down the field.
Tho Southwestern Honors. '' -
Monday's game decided tho Southwest-
ern championship beyond-tha perad ven-
ture of a doubt. For tht second time Tn
history of the Institution. Texas A an 1
M. rests undisputed champion Of. the
mythical conference. Their victory 'wa
clean and decisive and leaves no unpleas-
Oklahoma the defeated title holders
reported themselves to he In the pink of
condition when they played here but ther
Is much after all perhaps to the explana-
tion of William J. Dlsch. veteran trainer
of the Longhorn eleven and roach of thi
Texas nine who Wednesday night dis-
cussed the effect of training condition on
the present status of the 1912 campaign.
Dlsch on Conditioning. i
"When Oklahoma defeated us at Dal-
las." piich said. "I told Owens that bis
team would probably be beaten by A. and
M. nearly thirty points. He was work-
ing his team too hard In the hot weather
of the early season. When tha Sooners
met us. they were Just right full of Vim
and go on their toes and feeling la tine
trim. It was an odds bet that & month
from that date they would be stale. And
I believe they were. Owen said ha as
willing to take a chance. He took It
but the whole history of that gams Mm-
day shows that his team was worn down
where It would have been Impossible to
wear them out when they played us.
"Conditioning has given T. C. U. thS
ranking position In the State after
Texas and A. and M. Stewart's men are
in good trim and where the most brilliant
players of Austin and Poly and Baylor
and Southwestern are falling down men
like Griggs Mcllenry and their kind not
showing up as we know they should.
Stewart's Christians are giving ths best
In them because they have not been
overtrained." . ..
The State Championship I. l i
The games of the past week found tho
football situation aa far as ths 8tato
championship Is concerned about as near
settled as It ever will bo. There . ars
still certain to be two claimants to the
title unwilling to meet In a post season
game though all odds favor the Farmers
of College Station on their remarkab.a
record of the year. Baylor's defeat uj
Southwestern however evolvied by
iurles and faculty intervention puts toe
laptlsts a notch lower In the State ca.11-
palgn. The ranking of the conference
teams should be about as follows: I.
and M. and Texas; T. C. U.; J Austl I
college: 4 Southwestern; 5 Baylor; 4
Poly and Daniel Baker; 7. Trinity.
There can be no comparison betwef ft
the elevens representing Texas and 1X1
and M.. though the Farmers are this sea
son undoubtedly the strongest comblnu
tton. They present a squad of twenty
five almost every man of whom would
he certain to make almost any Siatd
team. Their machine is beautifully bal
anced and It achieves results by Its line
aggressive style of play. Perhaps ths
majority of the All-Staters this year will
be chosen from the ranks of the Cadets.
Varsity Has Good Team.
On the other - hand the Wednesday
game convinced the moat skeptical of
Varsity alumni that despite ths poo
football played In the victory over Mis-
sissippi that the strength of the Long
born alumni eleven had been badly under
rated. Texas has far from a weak team.
It has a good one. To quote Coach Al-
lerdlce: ' We do not claim to possess a
squud of world beaters but we have
team that is a good one and that being
young and Inexperienced will be better
neoct season. We are satisfied with what
we have now." The Longhorns will un-
doubtedly be more than fortunate next
season In the possession of such sterling
youngsters as Hlgglnbotham Llttlefleld
Kane and Dealey.
Rice Follows Wise Course. :"'
While the defeat of Rice by Southwest
ern Friday by a score that Is the larg'
est a comparatively weak eleven in ths
T. L A. A. this year has run up proves
that a freshman eleven can not hops to
successfully cope with regular collegs
teams there Is equally no doubt that
Coach Arbuckle la doing a wise thing tit
taking on both S. tl. and Austin this sek
son. His men mostly green and Inex-
perienced players from the High school
and scholastic teams will be all tha bet
ter next year for their knowledge gained
from actual conflict with State teams.
In addition the scheduling of the two '
big games give Rice a firm footing In the)
intercollegiate world of Texas. By next
spring Klce will be knocking at the doors
of the T. I. A. A. and the fact that tha
Orays have been willing to pit their unJ -tried
strength against veteran aligns'
ments will be well received by the asso
Incidentally Rice has a neat little foot"
ball machine this year and it Is no easy
matter for any club to put It over them.
Unfortunate fumbles of the ball in crit-
ical moments have so far told heavily
against the team. ?
ALEXANDER STILL SHIFTING LINSV
8ome Few Men Excluded From Team on
Account of Class Room Work.
(Houston Post Sfteial.t :
FORT WORTH. Texas November li
The Polytechnlo college coach has been' '
shifting his lineup considerably during
the last two weeks. His men hava been
kept under stricter survellance than "ever-'
before in their training. Tho team Is'
working hard hoping to win from Austin;
college Monday and from T. C. V .
The Polytechnic dean la a stickler for
work and some of the most efficient play- '.
ers have proved deficient in their class
room work and .have been taken front 1
the team. When tho work In the'-clastf
rooms meets the requirements thn mrt(
will go back on the squad provided th 1
coach wants them. No one but bona fldo
students can play on the Poly team as I
they most meet stringent requirements' i
The team has on it some of the b-r nt-J
dents of the school. . t'i
football championship '
Athens Won Central. East Texas by D-
featlng Rusk Academy 3 to 1.
(Houston Pott Special ) ; ?
ATHENS Texas November IS Atai '
ens defeated Rusk academy here for tha '
Central-East Texas football champion '
ship. Athens scored three touchdowrrtl
against ono for Rusk Tha Athena' line
was Impregnable and the backfleid tors
through Rusk's lino for gains. . : -
Wofford Richardson lord. Jones an1
Iks Larue did groat work for Athens. Lo
starred for Rusk. :-f
V. C tmboden former manager of the
A. and M. sloven is manager of tho Kusic
team. Bill Larue of Baylor university i t
managing tho locals. . . .
Offlclala-Jmboden I A. and Sf.) Bar-
twa iBsgrkar) Jons OMohigaaj - ! .
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