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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: DECEMBER 9. 1917.
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Fifteen Games, Ten Opponents
and Three Trips on Road
Are Ahead of Mulligan's
Council Bluffs at C. Bluffs.. January 11
rommrrce High at Omaha. .January It
Ponth High at South High. .January 18
Counril Bluff at Omaha. .. .January 19
Uncoln at Omaha January 28
I'nlver'y Place at I'nl. Place-February l
Houth Hleh i Omaha Frbruary 3
toux City at Omaha February 9
St. Joseph at St. Joseph February IS
Atehlson at Atchison February IS
Uncoln at Lincoln February 12
Beatrice at Beatrice February 23
Sioux City at Kloax City March 1
Fort Doric, at Fort Dodfe ... March 8
St. Joseph at Omaha March.
Fifteen games with 10 opponents
is the schedule Central High's basket
ha'! quintet faces with the opening of
thfi 1918 season.
Games have been scheduled with
Council Bluffs, Commercial High,
South High, Lincoln, University
Place, Sioux City, St. Joseph, Atchi
son, Beatrice and Fort Dodge.
Prospects for a successful season
ire accepted as bright. Mulligan has
five veterans and several promising
youngsters. Maxwell, Paynter, Logan,
Konecky and Smith are the veterans.
All are seasoned floor stars and the
five make up a combination hard to
Three schools, Council Bluffs, Uni
versity Place and Atchison, -report
they have complete veteran fives, and
St. Joseph has four of last year's men
Three Trips Carded.
Three trips are planned for the cage
men. One will include St. Joseph and
Atchison, Kan.; one Lincoln and Beat-tee,
and the third Sioux City and
All Omaha games will be played at
the Young Men's Christian associa
tion. Mulligan wilt not start team pracr
tice until after the Christmas holidays.
Given Places on
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line, and he fulfills all the other re
quirements of a star end.
Captain Shaw of Nebraska, of
course, gets a tackle position. His
work has been an outstanding feature
at Nebraska for three years. He is
easily the best tackle in the confer
ipce. r IfVAet sf lPnnpq. I ni.i.H . 1. . 1-
tackle. He is a veteran, a second team
choice last year, and only a shade be
hind Shaw in merit.
Nebraska monopolizes the guard
positions with Kositsky' and Wilder.
Kositsky is little short of All-Western
caliber. He is the best fighter on
the Nebraska team. Possessing an in
domitable spirit, he fights for every
inch in every play. He is a tower of
. strength on defense and on the of
fensive he makes holes a wagon could
drive through. '
Wilder makes an excellent running
mate for Kositsky and with this duo
on the job the center of the line be
comes pretty nearly an irresistible
Center is Problem.
Trying to select a center is quite
a job. Nebraska fans lean toward Bill
Day ana well they might for Bill is
some foot ball man. But Day plays
k Mnter under the Stewart system, dif
Aferent from any other, and whether
he could hold down the job on a team
coached under different methods is
doubtful, probably not, because Bill is
a backfield man by trade and a coach
employing the regular formation no
doubt would use him in that capacity
instead of on the line. So Day is
cheated out of a position on the myth
ical eleven and the position awarded
to Wallace of Ames.
This makes a pretty good All-Mis-,
souri valley eleven. It is a team pOw
erful on the defense with a sturdy line
and an airtight secondary defense. It
possesses a backfield which can ex-
Bloit any style of foot ball. Nielsen,
obson and Schellenberg are good line
plungers and will gain with straight
foot ball. Aldrich, Dobson and Schel
lenberg would gain tith open, field
'.'lays and Rhodes and Randels, with
the backfield quartet, make an excel
lent forward passing combination.
Several Lose Out.
Several players who might be eligi
ble for this mythical All-Missouri val
ley team lose out because they have
been shifted about this year or failed
to play in the required number of
There is Ted Riddell of the Husk
ers. Riddell has been on the valley
team for two years, but loses out
this season because injuries kept him
out or tne game. !
Hubka played tackle, end and in j
the backfield this season. Had he
remained on one job he might have
won that position, but he is shifted to
' the second team because he did not j
stick to one place long enough to
prove his superiority. Otoupalik
goes to the second team because in
juries kept him out most of the year, i
Sam Kellogg in the game against
i Syracuse played as good a game at
m.tA i iri- wit n nn Mvhraatra '
J l It VI DO v. " c... V' . . ..... .;..
field. But he played it only one day,
whether he could have put" up the
same stellar performance through the
season is problematical. ,
Collins of Missouri is another vic
tim. Collins last year was a first
team choice.- This year the Tigers
were so weak Collins was given no
opportunity to-do anything and there
by loses out.
Classy Second Team.
The second . ' All-Missouri " valley
eleven is but little weaker than the
first team and probably could give
the latter a run for the money were
it possible to match thetwO teams.'
Foster of Kansas is given the call
over Boyd and Clark for quarter, be
cause he is a better field general.
Johnny Cook of Nebraska and
Pringle of Kansas are two flashy
backfield men, both ood on open
field runs, and Otoupalik' is a pretty
ciassy iuuDacK as we an Know.
Subka and Laslett at ends are all
any coach could ask. Nettels
and Breedon are heavy,' powerful
tackles and Gates and Jones guards
of first water. With Bill Day to com
plete the list at center, the second
4'm becomes an organization of
BULLET" JOE IS
A STAR AT BOTH
TRAPS AND MOUND
Alainstay of Connie Mack's
Hurling Corps Also Adept at !
Breaking Clay Pigeons !
With Scattergun. j
Connie Mack, manager of the j
Philadelphia Athletics, American j
base ball league club, has under con
tract a pitcher who can hurl a base
ball with such extraordinary speed
i;hat he has been nicknamed "Bul
let Joe." And, as it happens, tltVit
s a very appropriate name, for the
twirler in question, Leslie Joseph
JJush, has become an expert' in the
Although Bush is proficient with
the rifle, sinking a bullet just about
vhere he desires to sink if; he prefers
to use a shotgun. And with the scat
ter load he has gained an enviable
reputation in Philadelphia and vicin
He is a virtual newcomer at the
frame, but he shoots at a 90 per cent
?;ait right along, and occasionally is
;i winner at the Beidemann Gun club
of Camden, N. J., of which organiza
tion he is a member.
"I enjoy trapshooting in the win
ter months, not only because I on
ider it the most interesting and ex
citing sport that I play, next to base
ball, of course," says Bush, "but I
do not shoot alone because I like
it. I think it keeps me in condition
and prepares me for the long
"I believe that a pitcher improves
his control by shooting at clay tar
Rets. Trapshooting is simply the co
ordination of eye, arm, and mind
that is precisely what base ball
nitching amounts to. When I am
on the mound I first decide in my
mind where I want the ball to go,
find then my fingers and arm do the
"I find the same holds true of trap
nhooting. At first I had to think
how I would line up my gun, then
when I would pull the trigger, how
far I would lead the targets, and a
dozen or more other things. Now,
after long practice, I do all these
things automatically, and it's only
a question of my mind, eye, and
fingers working in unison.
"I hope I may be able to con
tinue to shoot at the traps every win
ter, and that when I retire from base
ball I will have ail opportunity to
take part in the Grand American
handicap and other big tournaments."
"Bullet Joe" Bush is, Connie
Mack's mainstay in the pitcher's box.
He is one of the best twirlers in the
American league. Bush will show
his true worth when Mack rounds
together another championship ball
Recently Bush and Grover Cleve
land Alexander, the great pitcher of
the Phillies, shot a match race at
ISO targets, and It resulted in a tie,
each breaking 127.
Brown Outfielder Gets
Assignment From Navy
Outfielder Bill Jacobson of the St.
Louis Browns, who last summer en
listed as a navy , yeoman, with per
mission to delay reporting until the
close of the base ball season, has been
assigned to duty at the Norfolk navy
yan. Yale Sloan, another outfielder
of the Browns, who enlisted with Ja
cobson, has pot been assigned to duty
so far as announced. Perhaps the
navy has more yeoman and yeo
women than it can use just now. The
Browns ' will not miss either player
greatly if Williams and Tobin, along
with Smith, come through as ex
pected. Denver Catcher. Signs
Contract With Uncle Sam
Two catchers well known in West
ern minor league circles have joined
the aviation corps of the army. They
are Johnny Bassler, late of the Los
Angeles Coast league team, and Al
Bartholomy, who was with Denver in
the Western league the last season.
Bartholomy formerly was with Ta
coma in the Northwestern league.
Bassler was considered one of the
best catchers in the Coast league the
last season and his loss is a severe
bio to the Los Angeles club.
Oakland Worries Not and
Continues to Sign Talent
The Oakland club of the Pacific
Coast league continues to take on
former Northwestern league players
for trials next spring. Among the
new ones are Carl Hollings, who
played as a pitcher and third base
man with Spokane; John Taffee, who
also was with Spokane; Dick Nelson,
a first baseman who had a trial with
Seattle, and Clark Boldt, former Seat
Memphis Sighs With Relief;
Cruthers Gets Exemption
Memphis fans are heavinsr sighs of
relief Press Cruthers, their second
baseman, has been exempted from the
army draft and is assured the team
for next year. Cruthers is making his
home in Memphis this winter and will
be on the job early in the spring.
National and Sectional Ranking
of 1917 Varsity Foot Ball Teams
HE following attempt to classify the various foot ball elevens of the
country is based on foot ball results, due allowance being made
in some Cases for early defeats, later completely redeemed:
1. Georgia Tech.
S Pittsburgh. .
4. W. and J.
t. W. and J.
W. Va. Wesle-
4. Kan. A.-3C.
7. Drake. .
1. Georgia Tech.
Famous Harvard Four in
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All the members of Harvard's most
famous foot ball combination Brick
ley, Mahan, Hardwick and Bradlee
are now in training for an assault on
the Hindenburg line.
Frederick J. Bradlee, jr., mentioned
in 1913 and 1914 in the leading selec
IOWA LEADS IN
NEW GUN CLUBS
Seven Scattergun Organiza
tions See Light of Day in
- Hawkeye State in 1917; '
Three in Nebraska.
Iowa for the second successive year
leads in the formation of gun clubs
births being given to seven in the
Hawkeye state in 1917. Ten was the
number of new clubs that Iowa con
tributed in 1916.
Interstate Association records show
that 40 clubs saw the light of day in
1917, but unofficial figures give the
list of new trapshooting clubs as well
up in the hundreds.
The Interstate Association, the na
tional body of trapshooting, offers to
donate a trophy to every newly
formed club, so that the members may
have something (o 6hoot for from the
It is quite evident, however, that the
organizers of gun clubs are not aware
of this offer, for in 1916, 737 clubs
were formed, and only 72 asked the
Interstate Association for trophies.
They all could have had 'em for the
The appended list shows where the
40 new clubs are from:
New Jerey 6
New Hampshire ... 1
New Tork 1
Delaware ......... 2
Florida West Virginia 1
Missouri iOklahoma 1
Texas lTennessee 1
Big Sum to Griffith Fund
Base ball fan- of Indianapolis con
tributed $932 to the "Bat and Ball"
fund for American soldiers, sta-td
by Clark Griffith, manager of the
Washington club of the American
league. Charlie Carr, former man
ager of the Indianapolis club, was
chairman of the committee which un
dertook the campaign. The money
is being used to purchase base ball
equipment for army camps and the
forces in France.
Birmingham Lands Lad
Expected to Be a Wonder
Lester Patterson, a sensational 20-year-old
catcher has been signed by
the Birmingham Southern Associa
tion club for next season. Patterson
hails from Tacoma, where he has
been phying semi-pro ball for several
seasons. Pat is a bear in Tacoma
and Manager Molesworth, badly
needing catchers, expects to give the
youngster plenty of work next sea
son. Coast Mags Investigate
President Allan Bautn, J. Cal Ewing
and Judge W. W. McCredie were
named a committee by the Coast
league to investigate the proposition
made by Sacramento for a franchise
and to arrange the transfer of Port
land if the conditions ate satisfactory.
They are to report at the Coast league
meeting at Los Angeles December 17.
6. Miss. A.-M.
W. and L.,
idson, V. P. I. and
stronger than most
Z. Ohio Htate.
With all start
1.' Texas A.-M.
Z. Rice Inst.
. Okla. A.-M.
1. Wash. State.
2. Oregon A.-M.
. So. California.
tions for "All America" halfback, has
just received word that ht has passed
examinations for a commission in the
regular army and is to report at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., for further train
ing. Bradlee was known as one of
the best defensive backs in the game.
Charles Brickley, the famous drop
GUNBOAT NOT STRONG FOR ROYALTY
Also Off London Flower Girls
WIPED LORD'S CHAIRS OF PAINT
Gunboat Smith has ceased to
be much of a fighter, as Fred Ful
ton's recent feat of polishing him
off in quick style proves, but the
heavyweight pug is still a source
of humor. Here is a story of his
visit to England, as the Gunner
tells it himself:
"I went to Westminster Ab
bey one day with the missus." said
Gunboat. "The place was full of
dead ones. We walked around
there an' I didn't see no reason
to take off my hat like a lot of
Englishers was doin an when
one of 'em asked me to take mine
off I told him tp beat it on the
fast foot. We stopped before the
grave of Mary Boylan, turrible
Mary queen of th' Scotch. My
wife says: 'Gunner, whose grave
is that?' An' I tells her I dunno,
some bum, I suppose.
"Up steps one of th' john
darms who was standin' around
an' tells me what for an' that I
should have more respect f'r
royalty. 'Beat it,' sezi, 'or I'll but
ton one on your chin' and he beat
it and I didn't have to. I was so
sore right then that if I had hit
'im I'd a done it hard enough to
make Mary roll over in her stone
The Ways of a Lord.
"I went to the horse show wit'
Buckley and we met Lord Some
thing. He is a boxing nut. Buck
ley, me former manager was
bowin' an scrapin' an' bullin' an'
palaverin' an' holdin' his hat on
his chist an' sayin,' 'Yus, muh
lord,' an' I says, 'Hello, lord,'
an' he liked it. He was a grand
guy. He invites me an' Buckley
up to sit in his box. We set. When
I reached f'r m'h handkerchief
Ebbets Determined to
Keep Base Ball Going
President Ebbets of Brooklyn is for
anything that will insure continua
tion of base ball. He points out that
the major leagues, if they operate
next season, would turn over prob
ably $500,000 to the government as
war tax, no small item, and he also
suggests that the situation is not to
desperate as to require shutting up
a business t! at has perhaps $20,000,
000 invested in it just to furnish the
army with a bunch of soldiers who
would hardly make two full companies
Ball Player Released
From Army; Bum Foot
First Baseman Earl Sheeley of the
Salt Lake City team of the Coast
league, who was drafted last sum
mer and reported to ai army camp
at the close of the Coast season, has
been released by Uncle Sam. Shee
ley is lame as the result of a broken
ankle sustained two years ago and
the army doctors concluded it would
unfit him for service. But for this
lameness he would be in the major
leagues, for he is one of the great hit
ters of minor league base ball:
Connie Mack Up to His Old
Tricks; Signs College Lad
Claude Davidson, infielder and
former captain of the Brown Uni
versity base ball team, has signed a
contract with Connie Mack. He play
ed base ball two years on the Brown
team and was known as one of the
heaviest hitters in the college game.
He can play third or short and col
lege men of New England are sure he
will make good with the Athletics.
Tinker Would Cut Out
Spring Training Trip
Joe Tinker of Coiumbus thinks that
if the association does not open its
season until May 1, as suggested, no
southern training trips will be nec
essary and he suggests that if the In
ternational is in operation it would be
nice to have the International teams
or some of them visit Columbus, In
dianapolis, Toledo and Louisville and
play an ante-season 6erics. .
What's This? Herrmann
Boosts Athlete Due for Can
President Garry Herrmann of the
Cincinnati Reds says he wouldn't
trade Dave Shean for George Cut
shaw. This is interesting, consider
ing that waivers were asked by the
Reds on Shean and all clfe passed.
kicker, and coach of the Boston col
lege foot ball team, is under orders to
report for duty on the staff of Major
General John A. Johnston of the De
partment of the Northeast. Eddie
Mahan is in the marines, and "Tacks"
Hardwick is "somewhere" in France"
as an artillery officer.
t give onna them Chatauquy
salutes when th' king an' queen
comes in I hits wet paint on m'h
chair an' Buckley an' me finds
that they had fresh paint all over
'em an' th' royal swab had sent
us tramps up there t' wipe 'em off
with our pants an' coats. He's a
cadgy bird is that lord.
The London Flower Girls.
"Then they had told me all
about th' beautiful flower gals in
London. Beautiful my sister's
cat's left hind legl One night
when I was jumpin' from music
hall to music hall in a taxicab
doin" my act, one of 'em stopped
m'h cab at th' Nelson monument
an' wanted me t' buy sunflowers
an' garages an' dopey ikes an'
pansies. 'I have no britches on,'
I ser to her, me bein' in my ring
costume. 'I have my dough back
home,' I tells her. 'There is. no
small change pocket in a pair of
boxin' trunks.' She was soused, tP
th' cowlick an' as handsome -as
Sam Langford an' she cussed me
out like old man Kcegan bossln'
his wops on the New York Cen
tral track above Sing Sing. Nix
on them beautcheous London
He Was Deep Down.
"Did you make any money on
the Carpenticr bout?" he was
asked. "I made so much," replied
the Gunner, "that I come back
home as a stoker, so deep in th'
ship that when I heard th' lunch
eon bell where I was I had to
keep climbin' all afternoon t'
get up on deck in time f'r th' 6
o'clock dinner an' I slept in a
place where they come down
every other day an' fumigated me
an' th' rats and th' ropes."
Ernie Walker Slated for
Comeback, Asserts Allen
Ernie Walker, outfielder formerly
with the Brpwns, who has been re
signed by the1 Little Rock club after
a season's layoff, is due for a big
comeback, according to President
Allen of Little Rock, and he has sug
gested to President Branch Rickey of
the St. Louis Cardinals that Walker
be given a National league tryout in
Cubs Lose Good Prospect
When Uncle Samuel Steps In
Al Marriot, outfielder, purchased
by the Chicago Cubs from the Fort
Dodge Central association club and
given a brief tryout in the closing
days of the season, has been caught
in the army draft and his major league
prospects are thus nipped in the bud.
Maranville Coachss Navy
Yard Basket Ball Quintet
The foot ball season having closed.
Walter Maranville, yeoman at the
Boston navy yard, has taken charge
of the yard's basket ball team. One
of his players will be Jack Barry,
manager of the Red Sox, also a yeo
man in service.
Heinie Zim Sinks Series
Coin in Home for Mother
Heinie Zimmerman, of bone-pulling
fame, has shown that his head is hard
er than his heart by spending his en
tire earnings of the late world's series
in providing a home for his aged
mother in Njw Jersey.
What Ho? Ask Omaha Mat Fans as
Plestina Declares War on Demetral
Many are the vagaries of the
wrestler's mind; they are far too in
tricate for the meager powers of com-
ehension possessed by the average
Lyman. Here's the latest one to puz
zle Omaha fa. s.
Few days after Marin Plestina and
Joe Stecher wrestled last Labor day,
Plestina received a letter from Wil
liam Demetral, well known Greek
Demetral had planted himself in
Detroit, had built up the game so the
money was coming in and was enjoy
ing real rosperity; automobile and
all. Strangler Lewis, scenting the
soft pickings, arrived in Detroit one
morning and began to toot his trum
pet : ;
VETERAN TOM JONES ONCE
MORE SENDS ENTRY TO NIP
RING TITLE AND DOLLARS
Pilot of Many Champions, Will Lead Byron Downey Be
tween Ropes at Columbus, Wednesday Night, in
Hope of Landing Another Chanmpionship
and the Wealth That Attends It
Chicago, Dec. 8. Tom Jones, who already ha established
more or less of a reputation as a pilot of pugilistic champions,
will attempt to lead another aspiring young slugger to a world's
title at Columbus, O., Wednesday night. He will send Bryan
Hnwnev. th Ohio welterweight, into the rinff with Ted Lewis,
welterweight champion, and Jones expects Bryan to emerge the
TO MEET CUTLER
FOR $1 ,000 SIDE
Omaha Heavyweight Battles
Chicago Grappler in Windy
City on December 17 for
Huge Side Bet.
Marin Plestina, Omaha heavyweight
wrestler, and Charlie Cutler, the Chi
cago grappler who started Joe Stecher
on his meteoric career in Omaha in
1915, are scheduled to clash In Chi
cago December 17 for a side bet of
$1,000. Joe Coffey will promote the
Plestina now is in Chicago training
for the match.
Marin left Omaha soon after his
go here with Stecher Labor day. The
huge Slav went to Detroit, where he
chased Stranglcr Lewis out of town.
Then he went into Ohio and trimmed
everything in sight in Akron, Canton
Upon returning to Chicago he
posted $1,000 to wrestle anybody in
the world. Cutler was the only one
to bite. He offered to wrestle Ples
tina, and his friends put up $1,000
that he could lick the Omaha heavy
weiRht. So Marin dug down into his
jeans for the thousand and the huge
side bet is up. v
Interest in Chicago over the match
is reported to be keen, with Cutler
the favorite. Omaha fans, however,
believe Plestina will murder Cutler.
Omaha and Crook
Lads Will Battle
For Floor Honors
Solliers stationed at Fort Omaha
and Fort Crook will extend their
a,thletlc rivalry to basket ball Christ
mas night when the floor quintets of
the two local forts will clash at the
University of Omaha gymnasium.
Fort Omaha captured the foot .ball
title from the Fort Crook lads so
now the latt;r are determined to
have revenge at basket ball.
The University of Omaha suggested
the game and will give the use of the
gymnasium to Uncle Sam's boys. ,
The university also has offered the
soldiers the use of the gym for prac
tice whenever they want it, afternoon
or night. The soldiers have accepted
and a number of ;ames will be staged.
Monday night, the Fort Omaha
soldiers will play the University of
Cards Sign Kid Hurler
To Report Year From Now
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking
away ahead. The club has signed a
high school star from Cynthiana, Ky.,
under agreement to report in 1919.
He will attend a college in 1918. His
name is Stanley Rees and he is said
to have made a great record as a
pitcher in Kentucky high school cir
cles. He is only 19 years of age, yet
stands nearly 6 feet in height.
Red Sox Will Buy Martin
On Sayso of Duffy Lewis
Report from Oakland has it that
on Duffy Lewis' recommendation the
Boston Red Sox will pay a fancy
price to the Oakland club for the re
lease of Pitcher Speed Martin. Lewis
says Martin is a sure winner in the
big show if given the right sort of a
chance to get along.
Jack Lelivelt to Succeed
George Stovall, is Report
Report from Vernon has it that
Jack Lelivelt, former outfielder with
various American league and Ameri
can association teams, is a favored
candidate to succeed George StOvall
as manager of the Vernon Tigers.
Lelivelt's last engagement was with
Jimmy Viox Decides His
Rest Was Only Temporary
Jimmy Viox, who quit the Kansas
City team last year and declared he
was done with the game, met Man
ager John Ganzcl in Louisville and
agreed to return to the Blues next
year. It now seems that he quit only
long enough to go home and help
harvest the crops on his farm.
Demetral saw flie big dough of
the Michigan city vanishing in the dis
tance while the Strangler gobbled up
the gravy. So Demetral wrote Ples
tina and asked Marin to come to
Marin did as requested and within
two weeks had chased Lewis into
Now comes thj climax. Plestina
has declared war on Demetral and
Bisted $500 U bet that he can throw
emetral five times within the hour.
What happened, Omaha fans ask.
Two months ago, Demetral and Ples
tina were buddies, working together
to remove Lewis. Now the Omahan
and the Greek are arch enemies,
Your guess as good as any,
The battle will give Downey the
chance he has been angling for ever
siffce he began to bulge in among
the top-notchers, yet it imposes upon
him a condition that may deprive him
of the title even if he beats Levis.
Downey must knock Lewis out to
gain a verdict.
Under the terms of the agreement
the bout is to go 12 rounds and no
decision is to be given. No mattrr
how far Downey may outpoint Lewis
if the champion is on his feet at the
end of the scrap he will retain his
Jones optimistically believes Dow
ney will win by the knockout route,
but there is little in the record of
the Ohio battler to justify his optim
ism. Downey has shown himself to
be a clever scrapper and one who is
always on top of his opponent, but
he has failed to pile up an impressive
record of knockouts that would jus
tify the prediction he will floor the
champion for the count.
The bout will be held under the
auspices of the Queensbury club of
Columbus, of which Bill McKinnon
is matchmaker. Walter Hughes, offi
cial referee of the Columbus boxing
commission, will be the third man in
Fans Warm Up.
Ohio fight fans are considerably
warmed up over the match. Lewis
won his title in an Ohio town Ak
ron and there are a lot of fans who
believe he will lose it in a Buckeye
municipality. It is expected the match
will attract a record-breaking house.
The scrap will be the first that
Downey has engaged in since , he
placed himself under Jones' manage
ment Lewis has been boxing on the Pa
cific coast, but has returned east to
train for the contest.
As a sidelight to the negotiations
that preceded the signing of the fight
agreement, it is interesting to note
that the conference in Chicago at
which the agreement was signed was
the first time Tom Jones and Jimmy
Johnston manager of Lewis, 'have
spoken in several years. Memory as
to the cause of the enmity between
Jones and Johnston is fautly, but
for some reason the .two have, been
-A. 1 l 1
bu loggcrncaas tor years, inu oniy
their unwillingness tok let their per
sonal feelings stand in the way of
their fighters' interest enabled them
to meet amicably here.
Oreb Still Puzzles.
Fight fans and fighters are still
trying to figure out the Harry Grcb
problem. Fans are utterly unable to
fathom the reason for Greb's suc
cess in the ring, and even men who
have battled him have vastly differ
ent ideas concerning the Pittsburgh
middleweight They differ on the
cause of his great showing, but seem
to have a unanimous idea of the ef
Geqrge Chip, the erstwhile New
castle miner, has been against the
Smoky City buzz-saw a couple of
times and has some suggestions to
make about him. Chip also is very
well satisfied with what has gone
before, as far as Greb is concerned,
and is none too eager to have any
more of the Greb game.
"I've had plenty of chance to study
this fellow, Chip said recently, "and
have reached the conclusion that he
has just one trick that makes him
good. That is ..his ability to make
an opponent so gosh-darned tired
that he can't keep up the pace Greb
Defense is Tight.
"That's all there is to it. If you
want to beat Greb you've got to fig-,
ure out some way of merely stick
ing along with him. Unless a man
is in perfect condition he hasn't got
a chance with Greb unless he should
happen to catch him with a solid
swat on the chin and knock him out.
That also is almost impossible, for
Greb has an extremely effective de
fense, without seeming to have any
at all. His defense doesn't look like
anything at all because he handles
himself so awkwardly, but just the
same nobody is able to puncture
him to any great extent.
"I do not agree with those who
say the Pittsburgh man is merely a
flash and will not stand up long." I
think he is a great fighter and that he
will keep on demonstrating it if he
has good luck and doesn't break an
arm swinging the way he does.
"One thing about Greb that gives
him a great advantage over other
men in the middleweight division is
that he is young and fresh, whereas
the others are a bit worn and frayed
from long usage. His great natural
stamina makes it possible for him to
set a pace that few can carry with
him. That tells the whole story."
Salt Lake Club Winds Up
Year With Profit of $1,600
The directorate of the Salt Lake
base ball club, in the Pacific Coast
league announces that, it has made a
profit of $1,600 on the season. There
was a deficit in the playing receipts,
but this was made up and the mar
gin created by the sale of Players
Hannah and Rath to the majors.
Salt Lake City Hurler
Reported on Way Oversea
Pitcher Adolph Sch inkle, Salt Lake
City pitcher, now in the national
army, has written friends in Salt Lake
that he is on his way "somewhere,"
which, is taken to mean that he was
selected ' for a detachment : to go
abroad and that be probably is in
France by this time. "
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