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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1919.
"WRESTLE ON THE
LEVEL OR NOT AT
ALL," SAYS LEWIS
Local Promoter Tells Pesek
-and Frebcrg Match Must
Be on the Absolute
"Up and Up."
. T When making the match between
J John Fcselc and John Frebcrg for
the Omaha Auditorium, March 21,
Promoter Jack Lewis insisted that
J the men must wrestle on the square,
with no time limit of any kind and
I make it a finish match, best two out
of three falls. Whether the wrest
J iers made any protest on the con
j ditions or not is not known, but it
I is a well known fact that Lewis is
I radically opposed to a time limit on
mat matches. He thinks the likeli
k hood of the performers "jobbing"
the public is too great in a match
i with a time limit and even when the
f match- was positively on the level,
it doesn't look good if the men go
The limit without a fall.
When Pesek and Freberg go on
'.tTie mat, the spectators can be as
sured that they are going to sec
the best either man can produce.
The match was made with the un
derstanding that it must be on the
square, that one or the other must
igain a decisive victory, so the men
will be out for1 blood when they
!tnglc at the Auditorium a week
'Jom Friday night. The match will
probably be a rdhgh one, as botii
Jthen are noted for their rough style
CASCO - 218 In.
YOU can't Maine Metz or Berlin for not horning in with a bid for the
Willard-Dempscy tableau. Those sapps with the oblong heads have
piped enough of Yank bat,tles. Hong Kong has stuck in a bid, but
only for the scrappers' laundry. The capital of Tibet has the healthiest
climate in the world and offers the boys a yard of Tibet button money
for the fight, but Willard prefers to grab a 100,000 sure smackers in
America. With that much velvet pinned to his vest,, a guy can buy his
own climate. So Tibet is out.
Ihc greatest fight promoter in the works is now wooden shoeing it
around Holland. This cuckt)o is still suffering from indigestion con
tracted from a meal that he didn't eat in Paris. He's out.'
Cairo, Bombay and Tokio all want to toss an eye on the boys be
fore the league of nations puts the dampers on scuffles. They are bid
ding very recklessly for the big battle and Bombay is a bushel of vegeta
bles in the lead.
F.very burg in the world and fringes has popped up with a bid for
the riot except Pompeii and that other great sporting ruins, New York.
About every promoter in America who can creep, crawl or be
trundled to a telegraph office has tried to flag the big train. But anything
under 100 grands is a local station with no stops. Most of the bids are
mind bets. If the bidder loses, he doesn't lose anything but his mind.
Here's a partial list of the towns which have stuck in a horn for the
heavyweight convention. Reason it's only a partial list isecause they're
only partial towns. Let's go:
Ash Can, Tex.: Population of 343,678, mostly divided between the
village shoemaker's three dogs. Citizens raised a mass meeting and raised
enough money to send a 10-word telegram collect. Ever since an elephant
came here with an Indian medicine show Ash Can is used to big things
and is willing to pav for them. Public spirited citizens will guarantee Tes
Richard $100,000 in," cold confederate cash. If that ain't cold, nothing is.
Watch us grow.
Mulehee!, Ore.: Guarantee Willard $1,000,000 if he can gct-ir. Ideal
spot for big light. Big town, with a population of 127 in its stocking feet.
Mayor has a Ford that works. Fourth company of "Uncle Tom's Bunga
low" played here in the year of the big wind. They're here yet. Little
Eva willing to referee. Constable objects to fight, but two tickets will fix
him. He got in to see "Uncle Tom" the same way. We have two oil
wells that ain't working. They've got lots of company.
Tankburg, Ala.: Tankburg bids $3,000,000. Mayor is a reformed second-story
man who came to Tankburg to escape temptation. This is only
a one-floor town, but city hall has a revolving door all year round. No red
tape. Just pitch ring near freight yards and go to it. Champion checker
player will referee. Might mention that Tankburg House was the first
hotel to install toothpicks in south. What say?
Doodlctown, Mont: This town kicks in with an offer of $6,000,000.
No. burg can outbid us when we have our bidders on. If six ain't enough
read this telegram upside town and make it nine. Roughest town in the
world. Even the canaries sing bass. Absolutely no competition to the
light, as sheriff's three-legged calf died 15 years ago. Main industries of
Doodletown are track walking, saving chewing tobacco tags and wearing
out poker decks. Two Chink laundries and free water trough.
Coma, Mich.: Old Home week in Coma next month and citizens want
big fight for Coma. Town is drier than a kippered herring, but commit
tee went on a batter and raised bid of $17,000,000 for Willard-Dempsey
light. Wire acceptance quick before they get sober. Town very near to
railroad and other improvements.
If TOURNEY FOR
Three Crack Teams From Big
Schools Go to Lincoln
Today for Cage
Match at Bluffs Tonight
The big annual tournament for
the Nebraska High School basket
ball championship begins today with
the three Omaha High School quin
tets and the classy Lincoln five, the
chief contender for the title.
Optimistic reports come from all
of the coaches, each of whom is con
fident that his men will enter the
finals. Central High plays Geneva,
South High meets Norfolk, Com
merce High encounters Norfolk and
the School for the Deaf boys en
gage the Scribner crew in the first
Central, South and the Mutes all
are expected to survive the initial
encounter since easy games are
booked. The Lincoln-Commerce
High encounter promises to be a
hard one, which may shatter the
championship aspirations of the cap
ital city boys. Lincoln has the edge
on the locals although, its advan
tages are in no way decisive.
Coach Mulligan has his first string
all in good shape save Art Logan
who will probably be kept off the
floor because of his injured leg, un
less things go hard with the Cen
trales. Coach Mulligan will take
the following men with him: Cap
tain Art Logan, Paul Konecky, Leo
Konecky, Herman Swoboda. Ray
Clements, Leonard Mangold, Art
Paynter and Art Burnham. Manager
Marion Adams and Assistant Man
ager Nathan Jacobs also will go.
Coach Patton of South High will
take Volz, Etter, Nieman, Card,
Banner, Morris and Hedgren to cop
Coach Evans of Commerce High
has chosen the following flippers:
I Merle Kline, Captain Camero, Duke
i Levin son, Jimmy Slane, George
Bernstein, Ike Mahoney, l-rank-Snygge
and Frank Rokusek. Cam
ero, who dislocated several teeth in
a scrimmage with South High, is
the only member of the squad not
in first class condition. ;
The games will be played 'on the
Armory floor beginning at 1:20.
The combined Omaha delegations
are planning to root for whatever
Omaha team is on the floor.
Vernon Breedlove, Feather
weight Title Holder, to De
fend Honors against
The Council Bluffs auditorium
probably will be filled with Omaha
and Council Bluffs wrestling fans
tonight to see Vernon Breedlove,
featherweight champion of the
world, defend his title against the
little Lincoln marvel, Claude Swin
dell. These two men are undoubt
edly the best pair of little fellows in
the world, on the, mat. For three
years, Breedlove's title has been un
disputed and he had to take on
lightweights and even welters to
keep busy at the mat game. Swin
dell has always wanted to take a
flier at the champion, but waited
till he had what he considered
enough experience. . Then the war
broke out and he couldn't get his
chance. When the war ended,
Breedlove continued meeting light
weights and welters and Swindell,
hearing of it, made a trip to the
ringside at one of these matches and
challenged for a title match.
The champion accepted the chal
lenge and tonight was settled on as
the date for the match. The men
have been training two weeks and
each reports himself in fine mettle.
Swindell is said to be a real marvel
at the wrestling game, fast as light
ning and a master of nearly every
known hold. Breedlove is about the
fastest piece of machinery seen
around here for many long years
and fans are beginning to wonder
whether either man will have any
advantage in this respect. Vernon
has shown a wonderful repertoire of
holds himself. Altogether, the little
fellows appear to be about evenly
y. 4 m2$$
matched and a wonderful wrestling
match should result from their
Promoter AI Fiori, not satisfied
with having a genuine championship
wrestling match for a windup has
secured the well known Teddy
Brothers to put on their little one
act comedy "Rube RassMin." Frank
Ebe, lightweight champion of Fort
Crook, will probably meet some one-
in the opener. Brewers Jass or
chestra will furnish the music be
fore the bouts are put o'n and in be
By KID GRAVES.
Hudson Super-Six At
Space 10 Auto Show
Guy L. Smith v
I 2563 Farnam St. S. E. Cor. of 26th St.
Champion Loses Popular
Verdict to Frankie Brown
Philadelphia, Pa., March 11.
Frankie Brown of New York gained
the decision over Johnny Kilbane,
featherweight champion, in their
six-round fight here last night. In
the third round Brown knocked the
Catcher Severeid Returns
to St. Louis Americans
St. Louis, March 11. Charles
"Hank" Severeid, mainstay of the
St. Louis Americans' catching staff,
sent a wireless to Business Manager
Quinn today that he would land in
New York tomorrow. He has been
serving with the tank corps in
MB 9 I
Only New Six
At The Show
j:New Victory Model
The new Mitchell Six has been the hit of
every show this season. We have it here
for this show the only new Six on ex
hibit. Not merely a new model a new crite
rion. A radical revision of the Light Six
type. A complete indication of what able
engineers see coming in this type.
Over" 100 Improvements
This is the most radical advance in this
class since the Light Six first appeared.
There are more than 100 important im
provements. By actual tests, there is 50 more
strength, 75 more endurance, 25
There is more beauty, more comfort,
more room. The car is new in lines, color
and finish, in upholstery, in top. It is new
in up-to-date features. Not in many years
has anyone seen so many new ideas in a
Based on New Standards
The history of the car is this :
Two years ago Mitchell engineers de
cided that Light Six standards in general
werV not Mgh enough. Too much had been
sacrificed to lightness, and too much to
price. Men of today, who buy cars to
keep, look for higher standards.
Th- Mitchell people pioneered the Six.
And they decided that as leaders they
should lead in this advance.
That was two years ago. A staff of able
engineers, experts and specialists have
been working on this car ever since. Dur
ing wartime, when the Mitchell factory
ran on trucks, they had their chance to
perfect this car, so it is ready before they
Some Things They Did
Part by part they have added 50 per
cent to the strength. They have added 75
per cent to brake efficiency. There is a
new body, with new lines and new finish.
There are new features, new luxuries, a
There is a thermostat to control the
temperature of liquids, air and gas. There
is a new motor construction. These, with
other features, reduce fuel cost 25 per
Nearly every detail shows finer work
manship. Nearly every part gets more
radical tests. Over $250,000 was spent in
new machinery and equipment for this
purpose. A staff of 135 inspectors has
been trained to watch every detail of the
Yet the Lowest Price
There are more than 100 of these costly
improvements, made while rival cars stood
still. Yet this new Mitchell undersells any
Six of like size, power and class.
That fact is a marvel of Mitchell effi
ciency. The complete car is built in a
model plant motor, chassis and body. It
i3 built under scientific cost-reducing
methods. The result is a value which
stands alone in this type of car today.
See all these new conceptions. They are
the most interesting things at the show.
$1475, f. o. b. Factory
120-Inch Wheelbase. O-Horsepower
Three-Passenger Roadster, same price.
New-Type Touring Sedan, $2175.
Mitchell Motors Co., Inc.
Bout Will Take Place
'ew York. March 11. Tex Rick
ard, promoter of the Willard-Demp
sey heavyweight championship
fight, returned to this city tonight
after a tour of the west without any
definite idea of where the fight will
He has decided to hold the bout
July 4, and under the contract is
not obliged officially toNfix the lo
cation before May 4. He intimated,
however, he would prefer placing
the contest in the east.
Rickard said that under no cir
cumstances would he sell the rights
to the fight, for he expected to put
on the contest himself. Insurance
policies for $50,000 upon each qf Jthe
principals and one of twice that
amount on Rickard will be signed
According to Rickard, Willard has
already begun training and reports
a reduction in weight of 11 pounds
at the end of the first week. The
champion's training includes a com
plete change of dieting. It will be
some time before he begins active
ring work. '
First Christians Win Flags
in Church Basket League
The Idaho legislature passed a
boxing bill for 20-round bouts last
week and now Idaho Falls, Idaho,
comes to bat with an offer of $165,
000, for the Willard-Dempsey cham
pionship match. The offer was wir
ed to Tex Rickard and an addition
al 50 per cent of the moving pic
ture privilege was added to the
money offered. The first thing we
know, somebody will offer the next
year's output of the mint for this
affair. That $165,000, offer looks big,
but what would Rickard do with the
50 per cent privilege of the pictures?
He couldn't show them in this coun
try and Tex doesn't like to travel
on the water, so what good would
the pictures do him? Vet, he not
surprised if that old scrap is staged
in Idaho, after all.
One week from today, two teams
of Omaha bowlers will entrain for
the big pin meet at Toledo, O. All
the Gate City bowlers are pulling
tor either the Winners or the Brum
inels to bring home the bacon. The
teams will roll on the 21st, in the
five man events and on the 22d in
the singles and doubles. There are
10 crack bowlers on these teams
and Omahans can look for them to
make a erasable showing on the
A short time before the death of
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, it was
planned to have him head a sol
diers', sailors and civilians' boxing
hoard to regnlate and control boxing
throughout the country. The death
of the ex-president caused the plan
to be shelved for a short tin, but
it was revived and Maj. Gen. Leon
ard Wood was asked to take the
place that would have been Roose
velt's. General Wood refused the
presidency of the board, but agreed
l.i accept the position of chairman
of the committee in charge oi army
boxing. A body such as this is iu;
what is needed for the boxing game
and will elevate the sport to a high
plane. This organization should
prove more successful than the one
headed by Tom Andrews, the Mil
waukee sportsman, which appears to
have "died aborning.".
Some one page Terry McGov
orn! l'edlar Palmer is trying to
tight again. He stacked up against
Jim Driscoll. at one titnc considered
the fastest and cleverest feather
weight in the world and the referee
stopped the scrap in the fourth
round. Driscoll winning.
The little Scotch-Wop lightweight
boxer, Johnny Dundee, had to caucei
his bout with Ritchie Mitchell in
Milwaukee, Monday night because
of an abcess on his ear. Kverything
looked line for a merry old mill be
tween the two, but old man. Hard
T uck was on the job and Dundee
had to call the match off. He lost
money on it, Mitchell also lost but
the club was the greatest loser.
They had tickets and advertising out
for the affair and even the ring
erected in the auditorium, ushers
hired and everything was lovely un
til Dundee walked into the promo
ter's office with tears in his eyes and
and abcess on his ear and said the
doctor wouldn't let him go on with
the bout with his ear in that shape
The boys will probably be matcljii
for a date as soon as the New York
er's ear will permit him to do any
training for the bout.
Johnson to Salt Lake.
St. Louis, March H. Ernie John
son, shortstop, has been released
outright by the St. Louis Americans
to Salt Lake club of the Pacific
Cleveland Americans Go
to New Orleans for Training
Cleveland". O., March 11. The
first detachment of the ('level, nd
American lias? l'.all club leit lure
tonight for New Orleans, where
they will do their spring training.
The party consisted of Man.iycr
Fohl; Pitchers Covelcskic, Pagby.
Coinnbc and George I'hle; Catcher
O'Neill; Outfielder Joe Wood; Scout
McAllister and Trainer Percy Small
wood. The fielders are expected to
report next week.
Shubert Is Aggressor in 10
Round Scrap With Champion
New l'.edford, Mass., March 11.
Peter Herman of New Orleanp,
holder of the bantamweight tivl
and AI Shubert of this city fought
1!) fast rounds here last night, with
Shubert forcing the lighting thr
greater part of the time. Hy previ
ous agreement no decision wa;
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l'parl Memorials 6
Hangrom I'arka 5
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Two close games marked the
close of the Church league basket
ball season last night on the Young
Men's Christian association's floor.
A single field goal was the narrow
margain that spelled victory for the
First Christians of Council Bluffs in
their game with the Hanscom park
quintet, which ended 25 to 23 in
The Pearl Memorials, who won
second honors in the league, had a
hard time warding off defeat when
the Trinity Baptists, who finished
the season with a victoryless record,
plaved a fast game that ended 14
As a result of the 13 to 6 defeat
of the Calvary Baptists by the Ben
son Methodists the two teams are
tied with the Hanscom Parks for
Doehlers Go Into First
Place in Bowling Tourney
Toledo, March 11. Bowling on
the first shift of the American
bowling congress tournament here
tonight the Doehlcr D. C. All Stars
went into first place in the team
standings with a score of 2,752. The
Doehlers had games of 850, 946 and
936, Eddie Ganz, a former minor
league base ball player leading the
live with a total of 667.
The Sulphur Baths rolled 2,714 for
In the afternoon, Paul Landis,
Ohio state champion of ,1919, went
into first place in the individuals,
with 619. Landis bowled 202 in his
first game, 224 in his second and
193 in the final.
The top figure in the doubles, was
not touched today, the highest
two-men count of the afternoon be
ing 1,185, 20 pins below the lead
ers. It took the pair of Toledo
amateurs into second place in that
Today's Calendar of Sports.
Racln Winter mertlnr at Jrffrnon
park, Nut Orleans. Winter meeting at
Automobile Opening of annnal show at
St, Joseph (Mo.) Automobile Dealers' as
sorlation. Golf Close, of an annual spring tourna
ment at Hot Springs, Ark.
Bosket Ball Close of Central A. A. I'.
championship tournament at Chlrago.
Swimming A. A. l national 200-yard
breast stroke championship for men at
Boxing Mike Clbhons against Len Row-
lanu9j 10 rounds, at Vomer,
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THE unusual interest in the Nash truck line
evidenced at this time is perhaps heightened
by the knowledge that more trucks, we believe,
were built by the Nash Motors Company during
the war for military purposes than were pro
duced by any other maker.
The Nash Motors Company built nearly thir
teen thousand Nash trucks for military service.
This preference oi: the Government for Nash
products is readily understood upon close 1
inspection of the many superior mechanical
features of Nash truck construction.
For example, owners are quick to appreciate
the automatic locking differential with which
all Nash trucks are equipped. This feature,
besides saving fuel and tires, enables Nash
trucks to make surei and safer deliveries with no
time out because of weather or road conditions.
Reasonably prompt deliveries can be made to
See the full line of Nash Tucks, including
the famous Nash Quad, at the Show.
One-Ton Chassis, $1650 Two-Ton Chassis, $2175
Nash Quad Chassis, $3250
Prices F. O. B. Kenosha
Hay ward Cameron Motor Co.
2043-5 Farnam Street Omaha, Neb.
Phone Douglas 2406
Nash Sales Co., Distributors
T. H. M'DEARMON, General Manager
10th and Howard Streets Omaha, Neb
Phone Tyler 2916
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