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THE BEE: OMAHA. TUESDAY. FEBTlTTATtT 25. 1919.
CROWD AS "ZYB."
GOES TO DRAW
Sioux City Mat Fans Riotous
at "Finish" Match;
Police Protect the
Sioux City, la., Feb. 24. Four
thousand mat fain stood in their
seats at the conclusion of the Jor
Mecher and Wladek byszko wrest
ling match here tonight and cried
A draw was the decision of the
The crowd loitered in the Audi
torium an hour after the bout had
ended and it was found necessary
to escort the two wrestlers to and
from their dressing rooms under
The bout had been advertised as
a finish match, and when it was
railed a draw at the end of two
hours, a near riot followed.
Zbyszko appeared to have the ad
vantage throughout the match. Al
though Steelier was the man behind
the greater part of the time, the
Pole's strength frustrated all of the
Nebraska grappler's efforts.
Legislature Hears More
on Melady Boxing Bill
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 24. Edward
E. Shcchan, an Omaha attorney, ap
peared before the committee on
miscellansous subjects of the legis
lature this afternoon and made an
eloquent plea for the passage of the
There was a large delegation of
Omaha men here favoring the bill,
but the only talk made on the sub
ject was by Sheehan.
The Barton Green bill has the
backing of the Omaha Athletic club,
but there seem to be small chances
for its passage, iu its original form.
It is probable that Greeji will add
some amendments calculated to
take out of the boxing bouts the
aspect of commercialism, to which
the most objection was made.
Tri-State Tournament to Be
Held at Sioux Falls in March
Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 24-The
bowlers of Sioux Falls are discuss
ing the matter of holding the Tri
State Bowling tournament in this
city, and it is probable it will be
held here the latter part of March.
The tournament was originally
scheduled to be held at Mitchell, but
the alley facilities of Mitchell were
not deemed of sufficient capacity
and the bowlers of that city offered
Sioux Falls the opportunity to ac
cept the tournament. The local
bowlers have given the matter fa
vorable consideration, and during
the coming week a meeting will be
held to fix the dates for the event.
Publicity matter will he prepared at
once to be sent to the bowlers of
the cities included in the tourna
Records Declared Official.
New York, Feb. 24. Automobile
records made by Ralph De Falma,
at distances from one kilometer to
20 miles, at Daytona, Fla., on Feb
ruary 12, 46 and 17, have been ac
cepted as official records by the con
test board of the American Auto
mobile association, it was an-
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Fhe Lyons (Neb.) basket ball team
came from behind in the second half
and trimmed Dakota City to the tune
of M to 20. Dakota City tailed to
register a field goal in the second
Boxing managers ever have their
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eves nee ed lor new material, jaciv
Reddy of St. Paul, manager of Billy !
Miske. is trying to secure Harry
Williams, new Omaha heavyweight
boxer, for a sparring partner for
Miske. Harry hasn't said whether
he would go to M. 1'aul or not.
The little fellows attract more at
tention than the big ones in Council
Bluffs wrestling circles. When
Vernon Breedlove, the featherweight
chamnion. wrestles m the Blutls,
the Auditorium is unusually-crowded.
Another big crowd is expected Wed
nesday night when he meets the
southern lightweight champion,
Harry Shoafstall, in a finish match.
Potato races may became one of
the feature sports of this section af
ter Wednesday and Friday nights
Ilexathlon meet at the Omaha "Y."
Broad jump, high jump and shot-put
and fence vaulting will be on the
Omaha scrappers are still strag
gling in from "over there" and the
camps over here. Jack Berry went
away a featherweight and came back
an author and a lightweight. Billy
Uvick, the South Side middleweight,
is back a little heavier. Jack Gor
man, a 128-pounder is still in Camp
Dodge, but has grown into a full
fledged lightweight. He is seeking
a bout with some lightweight in
Coast critics think Wahoo Sam
Crawford is losing his "pep." The
San Francisco Chronicle says Sam is
like the hired hand bending over the
well know wood pile, saw in his
hand and disgust in his heart.
An old timer on the Brooklyn
Eagle, Tom Rice says the boys com
ing back from the marines and regu
lar army are going to vote against
maudlin sentimentality and inherent
muckerism and bring a clean boxing
bill through the New York state
legislature. Let's hope they do the
same in this state. !
The Cuban billiard expert, Alfred
De , Oro, though 56 years of age,
has disproved the old Doc Osier idea
that man "is through" when past
Believing that Willie Ritchie is
now at the zenith of his career as a
boxer, Jim Coffroth will endeavor
Fragrance All Its
to match Willie with Ted Lewis for
a welterweight championship match.
Unless he takes it out of the state of
California. Cof froth could only stage
a four-round bout This would hard
ly do for a championship match with
any certainty of a decisive end.
40. lie lost the three-cushion bil-
liarfl championship a year ago and
recently regained it. De Oro doesn't
think "they can't come back."
In 1915, some of the New York
newspapers gave Soldier Bartfield
a verdict over Mike Gibbons, the St.
Paul flash, but Mike will have a
chance to wipe this out on March 4,
when he weets Bartfield in a 10
round engagement at St. Paul. Mike
has often declared that he would an
nihilate Bartfield if he ever got an
other crack at him. He probably
will next Tuesday night.
St. Paul. Chicago, and Des Moines
bowlers divided several thousand
dollars prize money when the I. B.
A. contests endCd in St. Paul yester
day. The popular little featherweight
champion wrestler, Vernon Breed
love, will take on Harry Shoafstall,
lightweight champion of the south,
in a finish match at the Council
Bluffs 'auditorium Wednesday night.
Tom Ray will meet Barney Burnam
in the preliminary. Al Firari is pro
moting the match. Denny Ryan will
The amateur wrestling champion
ships will be held March 29. N. J.
Weston of the Omaha "Y" is re
ceiving entries. All classes from
bantam to heavyweight will have
their "innings." Prizes for first, sec
ond and third men will be given. The
Hexathlon athletic contest will start
at the local "Y" Wednesday night
with the potato race, running high
jump and 12-pound shot put. The
event will be concluded Friday with
the 220-yard potato race, standing
broad jump and fence vault.
Nebraska university freshmen will
be in Omaha for a meeting with the
Omaha National bank basket ball
team next Saturday. Several form
er Omaha High stars will be in the
line-up for the university team.
Today's Calendar of Sports.
Racing Winter meettnr at New Or-
leunn. Winter meeting st Havana, Cuba.
Athletics Annual Indoor meet of Mili-
rose A. A., at 3ew lork City.
Automobile Annua! fihow of Dnliith
Automobile Dealers' association, at Duluth,
ltoxin? Young Clianey against Frankle
Burn. 15 round, at llultiinore.
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International Newt Scrvlc.
Organized; to Play
Amateur Ball Only
The directors of the Omaha
Amateur Athletic association held
a closed meeting last night in Rec
reation Director Isaacson's office v
the city hall. All but two of the
directors of the association were
present. The meeting was mainly
a talkfest regarding amateur base
ball conditions for the coming year.
The plan was advanced, and
adopted unanimously, that a Muni-'
cipal league be organized for the
coming season, open to all base ball
teams playing on municipal dia
monds, that cared to enter. No
players or class of players will De
barred, provided they play on muni
cipal grounds. The Municipal league
will not countenance playing on en
closed parks or anywhere an ad
mission is charged.
It was agreed that at another
meeting to be held shortly, a com
mittee would be selected for or
ganizing the new league. Jake
Isaacson was apointed chairman of
such a committee at last night's
meeting, but the other two members
were not selected.
Chairman Isaacson stated that
this was not to be construed as a
blow at the Greater Omaha league
or any other league in the amateur
association, that Greater Omaha
players would bq as welcome as
any others to play m the Municipal
league but under the proviso that
all games will be on municipal fields
and not in enclosed parks.
This leaves it open for the players
and teams wishing to play in en
closed parks to form an indepen
dent organization of their own and
it is likely that the Greater Omaha
league members will take advantage
of the opportunity and form the
proposed semi-pro league.
"Pa" Rourke Returns
and is Pleased With
Result of Meeting
Upon his return from St. Joseph,
W. A. Rourke of the Omaha base
ball club reports that he is well
pleased with the Tearney election
and the way other matters were
handled by the magnates at the
league meeting. Pa is particularly
pleased at having two fine holiday
dates awarded Omaha, Labor Day
and Decoration Day.
The league reins will be handed
over to the new president in Chicago
today, E. J. Hanlon having gone
there for that purpose. Mr. leamcy
is Hi at his home in Chicago and
was unable to attend the St. Joseph
meeting. The magnates believe they
have a great man at the head of the
Western league this season.
The southern cities of the league
are greatly interested and predict a
pennant winner from that end of the
circuit. Omaha will open the season
in the south, another pleasing feat
ure for Pa Rourke.
Local fans may be disappointed at
not being able to see the opening
game of the season, but Mr. Rourke
believes they will be amply repaid
by much belter games later in the
year, the team being in much, better
shape than they would be by open
ing here, in the cool, rainy north
Manager Jackson will report
March 27 instead of April 1, as was
first reported. Rourke and Jackson
will get their heads together as soon
as the manager gets here and lay
their plans for the season. Contracts
will be mailed and new material
Coach Mulligan's Men
Ready to Take Revenge
On South Side Squad
With Art Paynter declared in
eligible to play with the Central
high squad, Coach Mulligan is re
lying upon mere grit of his men to
trounce South Side high at
4 o'clock Friday afternoon on the
Y. M. C. A. floor. !
The Central high men are all in
tiptop condition, despite the wallop
they received Saturday trom some
five Lincoln boys. South Side was
defeated by Fremont last week, but
is in trim shape for fray with Cen
The game is the only local high
school event this week and is the
only afternoon game this season.
Floor fans are already looking
ahead to the state tournament to
be played in Lincoln, March 13
and 14. Central, South and Com
merce high will each enter teams
in class A. whilcxthe Deaf Institute
flippers will enter in a lower class.
Lincoln is regarded as probable
champ again this year. Newman
Grove high, whom Central barely
disposed of last year, has a veteran
team and is said to have as good
a chance as Lincoln for the 1919
Bout Called Off.
Canton, O.. Feb. 24. The 12
round bout between Jock Britton
of New York and Tommy Robson,
Moldcu, Mass., welterweights, which
was scheduled to be held here
Wednesday night was called off to
night because of Robson's inabil
ity to make 152 pounds ringside.
Nebraska university freshmen will be in
Omaha fur a meptinff with tlia Omaha Na
tional bank basket ball team next Satur
day. Several former Omaha Hlrh utar
will ba In the line-up fur the university
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No smokes, no drinks, no chews,
We piped a bird weeping like a busted roof and laughing like a
soused hyena. When we asked him how he got that way, he managed
to choke his sobs long enough to moan:
"I gotta terrible income tax to pay this year, than kheaven."
Jess Willard can take off 70 pounds and still have 200 pounds be
tween himself and looking like a lamb chop.
Managing the Reds may be a velvety berth, but we've lamped many
a bird in a swamp who. wished he wasn't in so soft.
Golf is easy. You spend the afternoon outdoors missing white pills
and getting worse with each pill.
You spend the rest of the day indoors hitting white pills and get
ting better with each one.
Well, whatever we do with the kaiser's fleet, it will be that much
more than the kaiser did with it.
You said something, buddy. Right on the nose.
Dempsey claims that Willard's chances are scarcer than wealthy
motormen. Says if he ever lays that right oar over Willard's chinpiece,
Jess is going to leave a very large estate.
Willard comes right back and pipes that Dempsey's right flail hasn't
any more kick than a Bryan highball. Chirps that he is trained down
to three nosebags a day and weighs only 275 pounds in his pinkies.
Something wrong here. Last time we heard about J.ss's weight; it cost
him 17 cents to get weighed on a penny scale. .
Most democratic bird in the world
his hat off to get his hair cut.
Ray Kingsley Wins
Cup at Omaha Club
The finals for the Van Mehren
Trophy cup were shot off at the
Omaha Gun club Sunday, Ray
Kingsley being awarded the prize.
Kingsley was also the high gun o
the day with a score of 47 hits in
The four high men in the shoot
The Governriient has lifted the ban on
cereals and relinquished its lease on the
new Bevo building. Our plant, voluntarily
tendered the Government, is now ready
to resume full capacity productiqn of
Like all Americans, we have made our
sacrifice to help win the war. Now we
are ready to renew our full duty as a great
National industrial institution.
for The Bee by
That must mean a league 'of Car-
lives in Omaha,
Won't even take
ing flere Kingsley, 47-50; Lew Ad
ams, 43-50; Russel Eberstein, 41-50,
and Chief Eberstein, 17-25. Chief
Eberstein made his first appearance
in a shooting trial for 15 years, but
his score of 17 hits in 25 shots is
proof positive that he has at one
time been familiar with a trap gun.
His son, Russel, performed credit
ably as well.
The members scores were:
Barnes 59-75iAdams 43-60
Roy Townsend 57-75 jR. Eberstein.. 41-50
Kolllnftsworth. 65-75 IVerMehren.. . . 16-25
McAndrewa... 32-75 1 Mrs. Edmonson 10-25
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Johnny Dundee Wins Over
Ray in Bout at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Feb. 24. Johnny Dun
dee of New York, won by a slight
margin in a 10-round bout here to
night with Johnny Ray, of Pitts
burgh. Ray tried hard for a knock
out from the outset, using slugging
tactics. The New Yorker took ad
vantage of this, and by clever box
ing won six rounds of the ten on
Matflh PflStnOned tO Mar. 4.
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The state championship 300-point
18-2 balkline billiard match at the
Symes parlors between Harry
Symes and Arthur Sciple is post
poned from today to Tuesday,
March 4. The postponement is due
to the illness of Harry Symes who
became ill with the grippe two days
Horsemen to Fremont.
Beatrice, Neb., Feb. 24. (Spe
cial.) A number of horsemen held
a meeting in Beatrice Saturday and
decided to again enter the speed cir
cuit this year. It was voted to
hold a race meeting here the sec
ond or third week in June. F. W.
Mumford of this city, president of
the Driving association, will attend
a meeting at Fremont to be held
February 28, at which dates will be
arranged for the Nebraska Speed
FULTON HAS I1E17
Heavyweight Plasterer Se
cures Services of Parente
of San Francisco; Cites
The heavyweight plasterer-boxer,
1'red Fulton, has secured a new
manager, Louis Parente of San
Francisco, and his new manager hat
already issued a challenge for a re
turn bout with Jack Dempsey. Ta
reiite cites a number of one-round
knock-out cases after which the one
knocked out came back and defeat
ed the winner in a return bout.
Declaring that Fulton can beat
Dempsey in another bout, Tarente
is doing his utmost to secure such
a match. He wants Fulton to meet
Jack and the winner meet Willard
for the title, but he has probably
overlooked the fact that Dempsey
is already signed up for a bout with
Willard and according to the terms
of the contract cannot box until
after the Willard bout takes place.
Jl l-ulton can come back and beat
Dempsey it would sound better if
his manager would wait for the
championship battle and challenge
the winner or Dempsey, win or lose.
Should Dempsey win, F"red would
then get a crack at the title; if not.
e could demonstrate whether he is
a worthy opponent lor tne cham
pion or not in a bout witii Demp
sey. Seven Local Basket Ball
Squads Play Tonight
Seven local basket ball teams
have frays booked for tonight. The
six church league teams will play
on the Y tloor, while the IJeat
Institute quintet will go to Papil-
lion to encounter the PapillionHigh
The Trinity Baptist team will
make its initial appearance in the
Church' league and will engage the
rirst Christian five, league leaders.
The Hanscom Parks will meet the
Benscfn Methodists, and the Calvary
baptists the Pearl Memorials.
J The Deaf Institute maintained its
winning streak Saturday night by
trouncing the Modale, la., five in a
return game played on the local
floor. The game was close with
the mutes leading, 6 to S, at the end
of the first half and winning 29 to
19. Modale and Creighton high are
the only teams who have humbled
the mutes this season, and these two
teams were both beaten in return
Mike 0'Dowd Challenges
Paris, Feb. 24. Mike O'Dowd,
the world's middleweight champion,
issued a formal challenge to Georg
es Carpentier, European heavy
weight champion, from the ring of
the Cirque Paris last night, saying
he was willing to fight the French
man at any time, anywhere, for any
purse and for any number of
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