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JESS WILLARD IS
BACK IN RING TO
AID RED CROSS
Goes to Washington to Ar
range for Showing of Movies
of Fights; Prefers Match
Chicago, Dec. 17. Jess Willard,
-champion heavyweight prize fighter,
announced tonight that he would re
enter the prize ring (or the benefit of
the Red Cross. He declared he would
defend his title against any person,
anywhere and any tunc, the sole pro
vision being that all of the receipts
should go to the Red Cross.
Willard said he preferred that a
match be made for next spring so that
it could be held in the open air. He
also declared he would manage his
end of the arrangements himself in
order that no part of the proceeds
could be diverted from the pmpo.ie
tor which he planned.
The champion will leave for Va;ii
inirton at once, he said, to confer with
officials of tlie Department of Justire
to learn if there was any way in which
moving icturcs of the match could be
shown legally, the receipts from I ho
pictures also being pledged to the Red
"1 am teadv to receive challenges
myself from anv fighter, anywhere,"
he said, "and if the match can be
made, will go ahead on arrangements
at once. It would serve better if it
can be held when the weather will
permit an open air exhibition as I hat
is likely to increase the receipts."
We Have Pinch-Kickers
In Foot Ball Now, Boys
Foot ball has its pinch-kicker just as
base ball has its pinch-hitter. Neu
Scott, who coached I'enu State this
fall, tells of two instances where
pinch-kickers were used this fall.
When l'ettu State was playing the
Allentown Ambulance Corps team
Wolfe, an extra backliJd man, was
called off the I'enn State bench ami
told to go in and drop-kick a goal.
Although he never had turned such
a trick in public, he proceeded to do
so and negotiated a beautiful yoal
from the 48-yard line.
Later, I'enn State lost a game be
cause of the introduction of a pinch
hooter. Stale was playing Dartmouth.
The scqre was 7 to 7, with only a few
minutes to play. Spears, the Dart
mouth coach, sent 1'hillips, an extra
man, in to kicker goal from the -K-yard
line. lie accomplished the trick
and returned to the side lines, having
won the gaiue.for Dartmouth, 10 to 7.
Fourteen Floor Combats
On Michigan's Schedule
Fourtcon basket ball games are on
the University of Michigan's schedule
for the approaching season. Case col
lege and the Michigan Aggies are the
only non-conf jrence teams listed. The
December 10 Cane Scientific si hool at
January 5 Case Scientific si'liool nt Ann
January It M. A. C, at Ann Arbor.
January 12 Olilo Stat university at Ann
January 18 Indiana at Ann Arbor.
January 1 -Chicago at Chlcaico.
January 26 Minnesota at Ann Arbor.
January 16 Nurthtveatrrn university at
Kcbruury IS Minnesota at Minneapolis.
February IJ Indiana at llloomlimton
February 23 Norlhwctleni university ul
March 1 Chicago at Ann Arbor.
March 2 M. A. I., at East Lansing.
March Ohio Male at Coluinljua.
Wayne Church Team Trims
Carroll High Tosserc
Waxje. Neb., Dec. 17. (Special.)
Wayne First Methodist Episcopal
church team won a onesided game
from Carroll's fast high team last
Friday night. The final score-was 54
to 31. MacGrcgor and Carhart played
on excellent game. Wayne First
Methodist Episcopal church team also
defeated Winside High school by a
score of 45 to 24.
Funeral of Frank Gotch
Will Be Held Wednesday
Humboldt, la., Dec. 17. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday for
Frank Gotch, retired world's wrestl
ing champion, who died at his home
here yesterday. The services will be
conducted "by Rev. Alexander Ben
nett of Salina, Kan., a friend of the
Iowa Senator Wants to
Cut Salaries in Congress
Washington, Dec. 17. A bill to re
duce salaries of senators and con
gressmen from $7,500 to $5,000 dur
ing the war was introduced today by
Senator Kenyon of Iowa and referred
to the appropriations committee.
Boxing at Minnesota.
Harry Goldie. a Minneapolis pugi
list, who retired from the ring some
time ago, has been appointed boxing
' instructor at the University of Min-sesota
Sport Calendar Today
(.nlf Annual meeting of Metropolitan I
(,olf association Ht New Yorlr j
liming Johnny Dundee agaiDnt Lew i
Tendler, 13 rounrl, at llonton. Stanley '
ViiiHiini again! Milie Try, 10 round, at j
Xolllll llethlt'heni, I'll, j
Eighteen-Player Limit Comes
Before Big League Magnates
for Decision and Argu
ments Wax Warm.
One of the effects of the war is the
necessity for a radical readjustment
of the professional base hall structure
and of the many proposed innovations
and curtailments suggested, the lim
itation of each club roster to 18 play
ers, has aroused the greatest discus
sion. Magnates in both of the major
leagues are sharply aligned in favor
or opposition to this amendment to
the rules, and it is likely that there
will he considerable controversy be
fore the matter is adjusted.
The proposal is one which permits
of much argument with plenty of
facts to support the contentions of
the debaters. Fur instance, it has
hetvi pointed out that no club is re
quired, at tin present tune, to carry
the full limit of players ami might
go through the season with fifteen if
it so desiretl. Clubs favoring a maxi
mum of IS olfer in rebuttal the state
men that certain organizations, finan
cially c.vpablc of supporting a .'5-play-er
team, would tinder such
condition have a decided advantage
over the club which could n.,t afford,
in war times, to carry more than 20
at the outsitlc. From other so unoffi
cial sources comes the claim that the
reduction is advocated by certain
clubs, the pennant chances of which
would be greatly strengthened if other
formidable opponents were forced to
cut down their playing staff to con
form with the proposed requirements.
The adoption of the rule would also
require, in all probability, a change
in the national agreement, which at
the picsent time places a maximum
limit of 25 players upon the clubs of
the American ami National leagues
during the greater portion of the play
ing season. This is further reduced
to 22 in the case of t lie National
league through a regulation in force
in the senior organization, while the
American league holds to 2
One base ball author'ty brings out
the point that the cost of maintaining
a big league team has increased
tremendously in the last 12 months
and is likely to advance still further
during the season of 1018. The
charge for hotel accommodations and
meals, both on the trains and while
playing in rival cities have reached
figures far beyond those existing in
previous years. The var tax alone on
railroad and Pullman reservations will
add something like 18 per cent to the
transportation charges of traveling
Garfield Wants Coal
Miners to Work Christmas
Washington, Dec. 17. To keep coal
production at a maximum, Fuel Ad
ministrator Garfield is preparing to
appeal to operators and miners to
forego the usual Christinas and New j
l car s holiday, l-.very tale nay in
the mines costs the country nearly
2,000,000 tons of fuel.
Authority to shut down industries,
if necessary, to supply householders
with coal, was granted by the fuel
administration today to W. K. Prud
den. federal fuel administrator for
Michigan. Many Michigan cities are
said to be almost entirely without sup
plies for domestic needs.
Baker Says Congress Will
Be Satisfied With Navy
Washington, Dec. 1 .Plans for
the proposed inquiry into the navy's
war activities were began today at a
preliminary meeting of a house naval
sub-committee entrusted with the
work of starting the investigation.
Secretary Daniels has approved the
purpose of the inquiry and declared
that the more congress learns of the
navy overseas and at home the better
congress will be satisfied.
Trooper Who Deserted Comes to
Recruiting Office and Gives Up
William A. Roll, a trooper of the
Eighth cavalry, stationed at Fort
Bliss, Tex., let the idea circulate
around through his dome that war is
all that the late Mr. Sherman said it
was. War didn't appeal to his es
thetic sense, consequently one dark
night he took "French leave.V In
other words he deserted the colors in
time of war.
After meandering aimlessly around
the continent for several months and
gleaning cold facts concerning the
war he decided that his country
needed him more now than ever, so
he walked into the local army recruit
ing office one day last week and sur
rendered. He offered no excuse for
FIRST BASE BALL
TEAM T0HIT ROAD
Excelsiors of Brooklyn Made
.First Tour in History in
1860 and Made Great
The first record of a tour of a base
ball team dates back to 1860 when
the Excelsiors of Brooklyn visited
several cities in New York State.
They first went to Albany where, on
July 2, 1860, they defeated the team
from the state capital by a score
of 26 to 6. Next day they beat the
Troy team in a game which was con
sidered very close in those days, the
score being 13 to 7. A few days later
they trounced the Niagara team from
Buffalo. In this game the Excelsiors
rolled up a score which hung up a
record for those days. They tallied
50 runs in nine innings while their
opponents scored a measlv V) runs.
Rochester's tam next fell a victim
to the victorious Brooklyn outfit.
Here they defeated two teams.
The next stopping place was New
burg and here again the Brooklyn
bunch broke the record for high scor
ing. They made 50 runs this time,
just smothering the other team which
got only 14. All this gave the Ex
celsiors an appetite for more travel
and so they went west and south ami
defeated everything that came before
Enlistments Are Still
Received for the Navy
"It is too bad," said Ensign Con
dict of the navy recruiting station,
"that so many young men misunder
stood the- army orders last week that
registrants would not be able to en
list after the twelfth. It has had a
bad effect on navy enlistments."
"The registrants do not want to get
away from the fact that they can still
enlist in the navy. Mechanics espe
cially are wanted, and any person who
has the slightest knowledge ot gas
engines will be shipped."
From now on until orders to the
contrary, persons who enlist in the
navy -will be granted an indefinite
leave of absence to return to their
home and straighten up their business
affairs, and after they have taken the
oath will be sent to and from their
homes at government expense.
Fifteen men enlisted yesterday.
One was sent to Pensacola, 11a., one
to Norfolk. Va., and the rest permit
ted to return to their homes, subject
All the men connected with head
quarters with the exception of En
sign Condict and Assistant Surgeon
Cochran were given their expense -allowance
for the first 17 days of this
month, which amounts to $34. This
was done in order that the boys
might have a little ready cash on
hand to spend for Christmas. The
two commissioned officers fared bet
ter, however, in being presented with
a check for last month's salary.
U. S. Soldiers Kill Mexican '
When Fired Upon at Border
El Paso, Tc-x., Dec. 17. Mexican
federal soldiers fired on an American
cavalry patrol which accidentally
crossed the border on the' "island"
near Fabens, Tex., late yesterday,
killing one cavalry horse and wound
ing another. The American soldiers
returned the fire and one Mexican
soldier was seen to fall from his
horse. No Americans were hit.
The firing was .reported to division
headquarters here today and investi
gation ordered. Fabens is 32 miles
southeast of El Paso and the "island"
is a large tract of land formed by a
bend in the river on which the boun
dary line is not clearly defined.
Subject to Excess Profits Tax
Washington. Dec. 17. Legislation
to specifically subject all federal of
ficials except the president and mem
bers of the supreme court to the ex
cess profits tax. was agreed upon to
day by the house ways and means
Looking for work? Turn to the
Helps Wanted Columns now. You
will find hundreds ot positions listed
IiU rnnrluct. tnerelv statin? that if the
War department would overlook his
crime lie wouin spruce up ana snow
that he was not yellow.
He was taken to Fort Leavenworth
Saturday, where he was turned over
to the fort officers. In all probability
he will be given a court martial, found
guilty of desertion and sentenced to
one year in military prison. After he
is released he can. by meritorious con
duct, receive permission from the War
department to re-enlist after he has
served the balance of the time of his
enlistment, but nothing can prevent
him from being dishonorably dis
charged from the army from which
he so ingloriously deserted.
Mom: T.KTTKRK riiuM UIU.Y. Ry tho
author of "A Sunny SulMltirn." George 11.
mrn company, il.
"Billy" has established himself as
one of the gayest of the war's humor
ists. In this second collection of his
vivacious, spontaneous and delight
fully real letters to his Canadian
mothgr, and comrade of the spirit, he
revefs in the edcutional lark af
forded him by the war. He has a
valet, of "me own," in the house of
English aristocracy wlutre he is con
valescent, and enjoys a solemn butler
who was no quick lunch "hasher." He
tells of old English gardens, dun
geoned castles, literary shrines, Zepp
attacks, etc. '
MILITANT AMERICA AND JFJSUS CHRIST.
Hy Abraham Mltrtc Hthtjany. Houghton
Mifflin anil company, fii cents.
This is a book which will have a
profound significance for Christian
readers throughout the world.
THE CANTONMENT MANUAL. Tly Major
W. !. Kitnrr, V. S. A. .-.Nil Lieutenant A.
J. Mai Kirov, U. S. A. 1. Apptcton and
This book has been prepared espe
cially for the recruits who are to make
up tlie new army. It describes in de
tail the setting-up excicises, the man
ual of arms, squad drills, interior
guard duty, court-martial, and the ar
ticles of war. One chapter is devoted
to .signals and signalling, including
the most recent flag and other signals.
LK.Mll'l" V NATIONS. By Theodoro Mar
burp. M.-u'tnlllitn t'oinpaiiy, .'0 cents.
This little book is a history of the
movement in the L'nited States to se
cure action by the L'nited States and
other nations, after this great world
war, looking to the establishment ot
a League to Enforce Peace.
AN AMKRICAN IMIYSirtAN IN Tl'KKKV.
tly ilarcnc! P. ffshi-r anil f.racc II.
Knapp. Houghton-Mifflin company. $1-7 ..
A thrillimr storv of adventure bv a
medical missionary who was caught
in I urkcy at the outbreak ot the war.
The linok throws a flood oflisllt upon
the proceedings of the Turks in Ar
menia and also shows inspiringly
what a little group ot American mis
sionaries were able to do for the Ar
menians in their time of trial.
Tlllcnt"lSK Of '1'IIK CORWIN. By John
Mulr. lloughlon-Mimm company. ..,.'.
In 1SKI Inhn Iuir arronmaii ied
the Corwin expedition through Be
ring sea and the .Arctic ocean in
search of the lost Arctic, explorer, De
I nn p -nicl hU shin, the leaiincttc. The
expedition sailed from San Francisco
directly to the island ot Lnalaska ana
tlii-m-p timcpprlcil throneh Rerin cr sea.
landing on the northeast coast of Si
beria. Cioing Jarther north on tneir
search, they made the first landing by
white men on Wrangcll Land in the
Arctic ocean. The book is made up
from the original journals, party by
Mr. 'Muir himself and partly by his
AMERICAN CIVIL CHURCH LAW. By
Carl Zollmnnn. LL. R, Columbia univer
sity. Longman?, urcpn re to., usunfl,
. This book deals with American law
and not, except incidentally, with
English statutes and cases. It is con
fined to the civil law applicable to
churches as distinguished from any
merely ecclesiastical rules of conduct.
It is concerned with church law in
the sense that it sets forth the vari
ous matters as to which church and
state come into contact. Last, hut not
least, it seeks to state the law, its
present condition and underlying rea
son and is not content to be a mere
digest of the reported cases.
THK BUGLE CALL. By Walter Smith
llrlfflth. Riant Studio. 11.00.
This is a book of war poems that
rouses the patriotic ideals to the high
est pitch. It is cloth-bound in the
national colors and with photo en
gravings of Lincoln, McKinley.
FACE AND NECK
Ashamed to Go in Street. Came to
a Head and Were Red. Itched and
Burned Until Was in Misery.
"When I was about fnnrtrn varo
old my face and neck began to fcreak
out in large pimples and blackheads
until 1 was ashamed to go
n tlie street. I was just
covered. The rjimrjles
came to a head and were
very red caused frrm
scratching so much on ac
count of the itching. They
itched and burned some
times until I was in micrv
"I saw an advertisement forCuticura
Soap and Ointment, and began to use
them. After using about five cakes of
Cuticura Soap and one box of Cuticura
Ointment, I was completely healed."
(Signed) Mrs. Goldie Arnold, 1125 S.
3d St., Springfield, II!., Feb. 14, 1917.
Unsightly complexions are often a bar
to social and business success. Having
cleared your skin with Cuticura why not
keep it clear by using the Soap fcr
every -day toilet purposes.
For Free Sample Each by Return
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Soap 25c. Ointment 25 and 50c.
Dfwey, Schley, Hancock and other
noted patriots and patriotic subjects.
A NEW BASIS FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS.
By William C. White and Louis J. Heath.
lloughton-Mlffltn company. J 1.25.
A book for social workers and edu
cators, suggesting the division ot
cities into homogeneous population
units as a basis tor educational and
social administration. The authors
show how this plan of subdividing a
city into sections of a size that can
be covered adequately has brought
about great improvement in health
conditions and recommends the same
plan for handling all educational and
A REVERSIBLK SANTA CLAUS. By
Meredith Nicholson. Houghton-Mlffln
The Hopper had just retired from
a life of safe-cracking to the seclusion
of a hen farm, where lie expected
to end his days in the honorable voca
tion of raising chickens, when by
force of habit and under peculiar con
ditions he is thrust once more into
the world of crime, and successively
picks a gentleman's pocket, steals an
automobile, and assists in robbing
two houses, all within 24 hours, and
what is more, all under the spell of
Christmas evening. Through the in
nocent appeal of the youngster who
chanced to be in the automobile, the
Hopper is persuaded to reform again,
impersonating Santa Clans to do so.
THK ANGEL OK CHRISTMAS. Hy SMla
licorgc Stern I'eny. 1'rederlck A. Stoke .4
Company. 7."i cents.
Jonathan Hriggs, a millionaire and
department store backer, was prepar
ing for Christmas in his customary
efficient way. His capable secretary
was sent off to buy gifts for his fam
ily and friends; he would sign the
necessary checks. All signs pointed
to the usual meaningless celebration
of the holiday. Then, on Christmas
eve the millionaire met the Angel ot
Christmas. How he came to realize
his responsibility in much of the sin
tering about him and how he awak
ened to his opportunity to spread the
Christmas message make the rest of
AT THK SIC.X OF TIIF. OLDEST HOUSK.
By Juliet Wilbor Tompkins. Bobbs-Mci
rllt Co. I till.
Some stories are written with the
holiday season in mind; some become
gift books by sheer force of ap
propriateness. To this class this book
belongs and yet it is an all-the-year-around
story as well. It is as fra
grant a a honey-suckle, as home-like
as a gingham apron. While it enter
tains and amuses you it also brings
to remembrance the best that is in
you, and so leaves you happier and
braver for the reading.
TRUEHKART MARGERT. By Norma
Urlght Carson. Georgo H. Doran com
Mrs. Carson has touched very
fundamental, human things in her ac
count of the relations of a mother
and daughter. TIip love story of
Jean and Richard Craven has about
it the atmosphere of truth. Jean
makes her mistakes but she is
too big not to come finally into her
LIFE OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHAF
FEE. By William Harding Carter. The
University of Chicago I'rcss. J2.50.
Lieutenant General Adna Romanza
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Chaffee was a soldier, who, risen from
the ranks of the regular army, has been
honored with the highest military of
fice iu the gift of the nation. He also
l,?iri flictinrtion nf bavinc en
gaged in all our wars from the civil
KUgCll 111 ail 0111 nmJ nuui nit
war through the Philippine conflict.
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