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THE SPORTING WORLD

[From Oru London* CoiutK^roKDENT.] i A LOSS TO ATIiLFiJCS. j The athletic world has r-ufiVr,d a vrry ] big loss tliHuiLi'h the death of -lames I-.. ! Sullivan, secretary ->f the Amateur A;h----i Wie Vivos,. It is only a mnn.r of about ! 10 w.-eks sin.-e .pi-'- writ'". wish-.! me dei reaped '• Lf-v-'l-Vv " nt Ktut-oii. \-h'-n AiiieI rici's f.-roinost worker for aihie-ics r---j turned to hi/ home ai'tr-t ■■ i t-^pd>ntr 'h "' I Knidish eliampioi-.-hips lie looked bv I usual cheery -self .lii'ii. and it coio-i- ;' i= a i shock to know that the hearty >.* j --.idled. -Tin- Sidlivan was a ivrd husM- r. i mil'! mi the death <-i William I'.. Cm". ..■■. '; woe established himself -as the qreai- -sii authority «'. in America. His (work in the cans-: since ( lie revival of thr l | Olympic Games has Iwn enormous, a.nd :l ;is extremely doubtful if a,ny other man j has accomplished haJf as much for aib- . ,'eties as the- deceased. The wider first laino in contact-with Jim Sullivan towards ! the end of 1888. and kqU in close 1 touch with him ever since, and he can. trtdy ; say that th: longer be knew him the more he admired and rcspecl-ed him. Points of. ditierence naturally arose, but the decea.v: d ' always showed himself a good sportsman j by recognising "the. other fellow'i- point of j view." As ho wrote toon after the 19C8 Games, when wo could not see eye to eye j with each other : " You are- one of the [Englishmen 1 can correspond with at- this j piiiod without our celling .each other ! thieves and liars, although wo disagree." I Jim Sullivan was always willing 1o adI vise and LeJp tile, young athlete, and Jus ! work in connection with the formation of the j Public Schools' Athletic Lea.gue ha-s borne ■■ gi-ont fruit. As a legislator he was in the jlfont rank, and no one was a. greater I sticker for accuracy in. connection with j athletics, lie once told the writer how he. j first ranif in recegnise ihe necessity oi | accuracy in connection with .athletic pro--1 formanccfv and it is worth repeating, as it' ! may serve .as a lesson to some. He relates ' bow he rushed down town from the old Pastime AC. Grounds, Sow York, to tell the late William B. Curtis that he had seen a certain novice put the shot 421t. "I know everything is correct," said -Sullivan. " as I measured the put and weighed j the shot." His war, damp-:d : when " Father Dill" remarked- "And did i you tost the scales." On being infornu-i ilia', this had net been done, .Mr Curtis advised his you:-g friend to do so. Tins J.lhS. did, and discovered that the scales were a. lot out, so thai the actual weight of the shot was only jiir-t over ]4lb. That lesson," remarked Alr Sullivan, "was one 1 never forgot, and it ta.ught me the necessity of accuracy." His death leaves a blank in the athletic world, for there war only one Jim Sullivan. His passing on also makes one reflect on others cont-om-j porary with the writer and the deceased I in the athletic world who arc no more. I The list, includes I.on Myers, Wniie l)av, I High S. Hart, W. T. "" C.'esa.r" Young, j and T. P. OoniK-ff—famous names in the ! history of ■foot racing.

! SOLDIER ATHLETES ! The list of killed and wounded from the I m-:ii of war con bains 11k: napie-s of many 1 men who have done, b:g things mi the | running path The latest cdiows. that I Lieutenant Jl. E. 11. Blakor.ey, of the : Royal iSus'sex Read mem. i* numbered '. ummiz the wounded. Ho is .1, iiiemiH; of ; the L-midon A.C., and iep-re..v,-.nte<l Uioat | Britain at. the, last Olympic names. H" | excels, as a sprinter ami hurdler, having | twice iinhdieel second in the 100 Yard* I Army Championship, whilst h<=> was nu -oik! I in the 4&0 Yards Hurdles Championship |of England last duly. In addition, lie was ! once credited with muni rig the- 120 Yard.- | Hurdle Race in i is the regiment to which Scrg« ant (J. i \Y. liuts.on. the or.'.: and four-mile cham- ! pion. belongs. No no'vs lias been hoard of liim so far, and hi<* many admirer? Imp--lie will come well out, of his campaigning, though '-'tis a long way t.-, liprn rary—- | otherwise Berlin." j Soldier athletes of every nationality will 1 glow with pride to read how M. Georges i Andre, tin- f,anions French athlete, recently distinguished himself. Ho is reI ported to have cut down the Germans j defending a flag • and to have captured | the fropliy, for which he lifts boon promoted to the rank of sergeant and awarded a special medal. Andre, is the. : best all-round athlete France has pro- | (lured, and as recently as last dune he j won four championships. Ho also shines I as a Rugby player, having represented ! France against England, Ireland, and ! Wales. | THE TURF. 1 The doekoy Club have just decided that ■: it is advisable to carry on maun. As j tin- .-towards point, out, this course 'a not, recommended in the interest of those I who attend meetings for amusement, but ; because they are satisfied that .-e.-.s'iic.n ' would throw krg" numbers of people out ! of work. | This is a wise pom-y. fr.r it would he i foolish to make matters liard lor lii-.-e | who are unfitted to serve. I Apropos of this, .Sir Evelyn Wood. Y. 0., has made a strom; idea, to masters m hounds not to -top hunt in;:, which no considers splendid vaining for cava by | officers. Another famous soldier in eiir j Douglas Haig. now serving in Fram-e. is i a groat advocate of polo as a means, for ! training cavalry officers. He was a keen ' phner him.elf when at, Oxford, an! .figured in (he team whi. hj beat Cam ■ bridge in 1883, and also the "7 fll lb; - i sars team which won lie- ;ntcr-rog: ; mental tournament at Hurh'ngha.lii in . 1884, : , The list, of molt ennueited with the ■Turf who are no:v doing n-iiil:iry v/ml; i grows every day. The Ibm. Fravu ;•; | Lambton, a*brother of Lord Dmharn, um» i runs a training establishment at Ne.wI market, hast hi.-.l- been given a eommis- ! sion in the Guards. Other notable ie ' emits are the steeplechase jockeys J. and :T. Lvall, A. Smith, \V. Payne, and 3d. Bletsoo. The first named has joined the 4th battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment, and the others the Nortliunts Yon-

Tlie victory of 15lack .lost r tl Legcr proved verv hoI j> f t.i I t p ai lief funds, Mr .).' P>. Joel hj in £I,OOO of his winnings io tl \I f Doncaster's Relief Fund, tl e J t St. Albans Relief Fund. Hie 15 1 n Pe lief Fund, and the Jewish R t lui 1 each getting £250. FOOTBALL. The Football Association rccentl rf fered to stop the playing f fo trill matches entirely, if the War Office authoi ities thought it advisable. The reply was in the negative, the authorities leing o f the opinion that it would not be ad able to stop entirely. The Vv ar Oft very gladly avails itself of tl hep 1 1 Football Association, howeve n i ii 1 to the use of grounds for tl e tra n n i recruits, the obtaining of i e re t and al.-'O in regard to the rai l s t to be used in providing for the [am 1 f football player* who are sei\i g M professional cl lbs have con tuc J I ranges at their grounds, ;n 1 i e 1 o drilling the players. The Hud 1 sf d Football Club are fortunate if j ai ex-drill instructor in \V. Norman as trainer, and he is . putting t! p ai, through their facings in fine st-vk Jl club will also allow season-ticket 1 1 ic to make use of the rifle range, which it a practical way to help, (

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THE SPORTING WORLD, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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THE SPORTING WORLD Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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