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TIIE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1919.
PESEIC TO START
Will Go After Strangler if He
Beats Swede Champ;
Seat Sale Started
Seats for the wrestling match
which will be staged between John
Pesek, the Buffalo couny mat mar
vel, and, John Freberg, the Swed
ish champion, at the Auditorium,
March 21, are now on sale, according
to announcement by Fromoter Jack
Lewis, at the Auditorium, the Mer
chants hotel, Ernie Holmes' billiard
parlors and Merritt's Sixteenth
street drug store.
The March 21 match will be a
real popular priced match, Lewis
ays. Seats will sell at $1 and $2.
Two dollars will buy the highest
priced seat in the house, even the
seats in the first row ringside will
go at this figure. "I thought I'd
make this-a real popular priced show
and make it possible for persons
of more limited means to buy the
best seats in the house," said Lewis.
Mart Slattery, manager of John
Pesek, landed in Omaha yesterday
to confer with Promoter Jack Lewis
over the match. Slattery is a rare
example of confidence. "Johnny
Pesek will ruin Freberg," scoffs Slat
tery with all the personal pride of a
genuine manager. "When Freberg
crawls out of that ring, March 21,
his children won't recognize him.
Don't mistake me, I'm not saying
Freberg is a mark; he's nd set-up
for any man. But Pesek will beat
him and he'll beat him decisively.
' He's going to win just as quick as
he can; the auickef the better. And
put your roll on Pesek."
The farmer boy is training faith
fully every day, Slattery says; Clar
ence Ekland, who now holds the
title of light heavyweight champion
of the world, is training Pesek.
"That scamp is giving John the
work-out of his life, too," saidj-jlat-tery.
"He chases him over the road
and then takes him on the mat for
a real old-fashioned gruelling. Their
training matches aren't any too
friendly either. Each gets mad at
the other jnd away they go. It's
doing Pesek a world of god. He'll
be faster than ever when he steps
Into the ring with Freberg."
Manager Slattery says that if Pe
sek beats Freberg he will immediate
ly launch a campaign to wrestle Ed
mHE president is again at sea. but he hasn't got a thing on the rest of
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locusts would only chew up the income blanks everything would
be as merry as alimony bells.
An income blairk is a peninsula of paper that connects the govern
ment with your bankroll.
You may dig little exemption canals in the peninsula, but just when
you have your assessments pared down to sea level the government slips
hi a kick that brings on a landslide of taxes and clogs up the works.
Most of this year's blanks will be tilled out with balehooks and elec
tric riveters. The stevedores and boatbuilders copped most of the finan
cial velvet that the army contractors didn't nip. An army contractor is
a cuckoo who sews buttons on a charlotte russe cover and calls it a shoe.
When the revenue birds garnishee your kale with an income sub-
poena, don't try to do a Houdini out of the net. The birds who tried that
last year are now sophomores in the Atlanta jailhouse.
The taxhounds are sure1 bruising bankrolls this season. Millionaires
are errand boys this year. They grab your coin and run right to Uncle
Sam with it. Nothing is exempt- from the income "Hit." Government
grabs everything. 1 It's a good thing that the sox on the statue of Christo
pher Columbus are welded on.. '
An instruction sheet goes along with each blank that is just as in
structive as a Sanskrit peanut advertisement. Last year the income man
only took one bite out of your bankroll. This year he stutters.
As a rule the blanks are fair, but some of the assessments are a rank
injustice. For instance, a wife is allowed no exemptions for a husband.
If a chorus girl sues 10 birds simultaneously for breach of promise
and collects a yard of plunder, the government grabs the loot.
A banker with busted arches has no edge on a healthy broker. They're
both grab No. 258 in the tax draft.
If a sapp takes the time and trouble to get smeared by a trolley car
and tears off about 10 thousand smackers, along comes the revenue boys
and clip him down to the cuticle or true skin. Going to ruin the indus
try. Why discourage talent?
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Government even plasters a fine on alimony. Going to take all the
romance out of marriage.
If you're married and do not live witfy your mother-in-law, you have
to pay 12 per cent for the privilege. You're allowed $2,000 exemption for
a wife, blonde or brunette. Red heads, $5,000. This is the only spot
where the gavernmcnt sympathizes with you.
If you own a bungalow in the United States, Philippines or Porto
Rico, the treasury adopts the usual percentage of your income. If you
own one on Long Island, you's got to give up six skeeters out of every
Owners of flivvers with a bad cough can save just enough out of the
wreck to pay the tax. You've got to peddle the boat to kick in with the
assessment. Government refuses to take the flivver as part payment. It
will share your fun, but not your sorrows.
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tax business. . When the revenue cutters are through snitching your
ballast you'll be light enough to fly. But don't try to ease out of the
epidemic by vaccinating your income blank with the germs of evasion.
First thing you know you will be staked to a nice traveling scholar
ship to Mr. Atlanta's jail college.
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Each Has Easy Game, But
Must Play University Place
and Shelton in Semi
Lincoln, Neb., March 13. (Special
Telegram.) Omaha Central and
Omaha Commerce higli school
teams moved into the semi-finals of
the Nebraska state basket ball
tournament in Class A here Thurs
day night by eliminating their op
ponents in the second round of play.
The semi-finals are to be played Fri
day night. V
Omaha Central won in hollow
fashion from the Fremont five, 17
to 7 while the Omaha Commerce
scored an easier "triumph against
th State Farm Aggies by piling up
18 pointswhile the farmers failed
to get a single basket from the
field and escaped a whitewash by
virtue of a lucky shot on a free
throw by Baff.
Central Plays Shelton.
The Central quintet must face the
Shelton five in the semi-finals while
Omaha Commerce has a tough nut
to crack when it faces University
Place. Shelton and University
Pla$e are looked upon as the pos
sible dark horses of the tournament
with Sheltou picked to be the more
The goal throwing of Mahoney
for the Omaha Commerce was the
feature of the play, he getting five
difficult shots from the field and
four thre points for a total of 14
out of the 18 points scored by his
teami ' N
KoAieckv was the bie noise for the
Omaha Central five with three field
goals and three free throws, for a
total of nine of the 17 points.
Deaf Team Beaten.
The Nebraska .School for the
Deaf of Omaha went out before the
superior team play of Hardy iiv. 18
to 8. The Omaha boys fought hard
but could- not locate the basket.
In Class G play Thursday Ansley
swamped Coleridge by a score of
60 to 6. G. Scott for Coleridge
threw 14 goals, his brother, H. Scott
9 and Dobesh 7.
Following are the summaries:
Omaha Central (17), Fremont (7).
Clements. F Davis
Burnham ...F Dana
Logan ....C Christiansen
Konecky O Keith
Swoboda Q Johnson
Substitutes: Paynter for Logan. Field
Goals: Clements 1, Burnham 3, Konecky
3, Davis 1, Christiansen 1. Foul goals:
Konecky 1, Dana 2, Christiansen 1. Ref
erees:. Schissler and Kline.
Omaha Com. (18), Stats Falrra Aggie (1).
Bernstein F Graff
Mahoney F Kimball
Snugs; C Riley
Levlnson O.... Rummell
LSlone O Palling
Substitutes: Camero for Bernstein. Field
Goals: Bernstein 1. Mahoney (, Snugg 1.
Foul Goals: Mahoney 4, Graff 1. Referee:
Shelton Beats Norfolk.
Shelton eliminated the strong
Norfolk school quintet in the
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second round of the Nebrraska
State High school basket ball
tournament in the only game play
ed in Class A Thursday afternoon.
Shelton won by a score of 17 to 9
after a battle royal all the way due
to superior goal tossmir bv Oorm
and Henninger. The remainder of
the Class A games were played at
night. On the strength of early per
formances, Shelton is looming up as
a oossible chamoionshio contender.
The Shelton five is a veteran aggre
gation and has flashed a splendid
brand of basket ball.
Play in the second round of the
tournament was limited to the class
es below A. In class B, Arlington's
defeat of Beatrice proved a surprise,
while, Minden smothered the fast
Havelock five in the last few min
utes of play.
Minden is generally counted as be
ing a championship contender in
this division although the dope sheet
has been everlastingly smeared in
the opening round.
In Class D, Chester and Edgar
had a hard fight, Chester finally
nosing out a head by a score of 19
to 17. . -
Following is the score of the Nor-folk-Shelton
Norfolk (9), Shelton (17).
Best F Corbutt
Ballantyne F Gorin
Kruech C Henninger
Winters . G Oonroy
Rogers O Hill
Substitutes: Mi.'C'low for Winters. Field
goals: Best. 1; Ballantyne, 1; Kruech, 1;
Rogers, 1; Gorin, 3; Henninger, 4. Foul
goals: Best, 1; Henninger, 3. Referee:
Following are the scores in the
other classes on thc second round
of play: .
Sutton, 24: Oakdale, 14.
Ravenna. 24; Auburn, 4.
Minden, 18; Havelock, 15.
Arlington, 11; Beatrice, 10.
Seward, 20 Sidney, IT.
Superior, 24; Tjpland, .
Chester, 19: Edgar. 17.
Nebraska City, 19; Wahoo. 11.
Aurora. 16;Clay Center, 10.
Class E 1
Oretna, 27; Franklin Academy, 1.
Class F v
Dreshler, 25 Dewltt, 8.
Trumble, 14: Wiener, i.
Louisville, 18; Greenwood, 14.
Holbrook, 17; Bloomfleld, 11.
Waterlpo, 22 Hooker county, 7.
Trenton, 13; Cedar Rapids, (.
Wayne, 16; Seward, 11.
Palmyra, 19; Hays county, 6.
Alexandria, 18; Craig, It.
Following is the score of the
Hardy-Nebraska School for Deaf
Hardy (18), Nebraska School for Deaf S).
O. Bixby F Koltsch
C. Blxby F Turpenlng
Welmer , C Cox
Elan G Krohn
Davidson O Neterel)
Goals: Koltsch 2, G. Blxby 3, C. Blxby
J, Welmer 1, Cox 1, Krohn 1. Foul Goals:
Q. Blxby 2. Referee: Hawkins.
Thursday Night Results.
Other results of second round
games Thursday night:
David City,, 21; Elgin. 19.
Hardy, 18; Nebraska School for Deaf, 8.
Dunbar, 19; Alliance, 12.
Elmwood, 17; Randolph, 11.
PlalnVlew, 12; Glltnety-.
Loup City, 23; Creighton, 13.
Class 0 -J
Ansley, 60; Coleridge, 8.
Waverly, 18; Adams, 7.
Swanton, 25; Indianola, 19.
Pitcher Markle Released
to Salt Lake City Team
New York, March 11 Clifford
Markle, pitcher, has been released to
the Salt Lake City team of the Pa
cific Coast league by the New York
Americans it was announced today.
Markle has not played with the Yan
kees since 1916, but the club had re
tained an option on his services.
Negro Declares Bout Pre
Arranged for Him to Flop
in Tenth Round; Picture
Rights His Share.
Havana, Cuba, March 13. Jack
Johnson, former heavyweight cham
pion, in -a signed statement given
to the Associated Press last night
declared that his fight with Jess
Willard in this city, fonr years ago,
was a pre-arranged affair and that
he allowed WillaM to win. In ad
dition to"$30,000, entire rights to the
moving picture films in Europe ad
33 1-3 per ceht of the proceeds from
their exhibition in the United States
and Canada are mentioned by John
son, together with the promise of
aid to settle Johnson's differences
with the federal authorities in Chi
The statement in part follows!
"To arrange the match Jack Cur-
ley came to London from Mew
York. He asked me if I were will
ing tp fight Willard and I said I
would if he gave me my price I
thought I could beat his man for
hini. Curley said he didn't want
that. I told Curley I would make
"When ready to leave London I
wired Curley for a certain sum of
money, which he readily sent Well,
it went on and began to bother me
and I spoke to my wife, who ad
vised me not to do it, but I told her
that if I were going to lose I'd send
her word in time to get out. The
reason I said that was because there
was more money coming to me and
I did not want to lose until I found
out they would pay me the sum I
asked for and guaranteed that they
would get me out of trouble in
America, the most important thing
"Then we figured on the best
round to lose in and agreed upon
the tenth. They were to give the
word in the first three or four
rounds if Willard could make a
good showing. 4
"At the end of the tenth round
Willard's showing had been so poor
it was necessary to continue the
fight further. The signal agreed
upon was given in the twentieth
round, but I considered Willard's
showing so poor I was forced to
wait until the 26th before carrying
out the agreement.
"I was1 to have all the moving pic
ture rights in Europe and 33 1-3 per
cent of those in America x and
"When I finally received the mov
ing picture film it was a blank one.
I took it to the best film experts iri
Europe, but it was found to be
"Everybody knows how anxious I
was to straighten out the litfle Chi- j
caeo difference. I would have done
almost anything in reason to be able
to visit my mother, who was oia
"Unless Willard agrees to fight
within a reasonable-time, which he
should do to prove if he can that
he bedt mefairly, I shall xlainvthe
Chicago, March 13. Jack Curley,
promoter of the Johnson-Willard
heavyweight championship battle
and one of Willard's manages, to
day branded Johnson's confession
as a "pathetic, child-like whine com-
in0 from an ignorant mind, fromj
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one wjiu rcanrcs ue lias gouc lu
the end of his rope.
"It has become so fashionable of
late to make confessions 'a la Fred
Fulton that Johnson had to fall in
line. Willard defeated Johnson in
Havana in as square and as honestly
fought contest as was ever pulled
off." ' .
Referee Denies Johnson's Story.
San Francisco, March 13. Jack
Welch of San Francisco, who rcf
ereed the championship boxing con
test between Jack Johnson and
Jess Willard, declared here today
after being shown Johnson's state
ment that the outcome of the affair
was not prearranged; that the fight
was won on its merits. Welch said,
however, Johnson was in poor con
dition for the bout.
Welch, also said Johnson attempt
ed to wager $10,000 on himself the
night before the bout, but succeed
ed in placing only $2,500.
Rapid City High Defeated
, by Lead High at Spearfish
Rapid City. S. D., March 13.
(Special Telegram.) Lead High
school won the championship of the
Black Hills, defeating Rapid City
by a score of 31 to 19 in a game at
Spearfish. 1 he victory places the
Lead team in the position of con
tender for the South Dakota state
Bellevue Woodmen Defeat
Papillion Town, 20 to 14
The Bellevue M. W. A. basket
ball team defeated the Papillion
town team at Bellevue Wednesday
night by a score of 20 to 14. Sim
onds and Beers starred for the
woodcutters, playing guard . posi
tions. The M. W. A. team wants
to hook a few games. Call or write
Bill Trent at the Bellevue post-
office to arrange dates.
Ecklund and Sauers
Signed for One-Fall
Match in Semi-Fina
Tromoter Jack Lewis, who id
staging the I'esek-Freberg heavy
weight wrestling match at the Au4
ditorium, Friday. March 21, an4
nounced Thursday that Claranc
F.cklund, light heavyweight chann
pion, would meet George Sauers ol
Thency, Neb., in a one-fall finisll
match in the semt-windup to tlig
Bellevue Tackles Doane
in Return Game at Cretd
A return game has been arranged,
between the Doane colleee anrl HpIIi-.
vuc college basket ball teams for
tonight at Crete,' Neb. The Bellevua
team will leave this morning for
Crete. Seven players will make thej
trip, Edward Simonds, ETwood Sinii
Ollds. Cantain Tolles. Heers. Canin.
bell, Day and CummiiiKS. all re-jr
"Jars. When the teams met before.
Bellevue was badly' crippled.
Sharpe to Be Yale Coach.
New Haven, Conn., March 13.-
The appointment of Al Sharpe,
Cornell University athletic coach, to
be foot ball coach at Yale, will In
announced in the Yale Alumni
Today's Calendar of Sports.
Racing Winter meeting at Jefferson
Park, New Orleans. Winter meeting at
Kflwlnc Annual mrrtlnir of sxeculivf
hoard of Matlnnal Aumovlatton of Amatout
(tinmen, at Kew York City.
Banket Ball Indiana Stam lntnrhola
tie tiiumaincnt. at Lafayette. Wiacuimltt
State lnternrholaatlo tournament, at Xu
laire. Kentucky Male interacbulaatla
tournament, at Lexliifton.
Roxlnr Pete Hartley a. Jolinnr Dun.
dee, 10 round, at I'lttabursh. Leo Housh
. dacK I llirord, six rounds, at Philadel
phia, Willie Jackson vs. Joe Benjamin
four rounds, at hmn Francisco. Tom Cow.
ler vs. Billy Mlke. It rounds, ai Jonlin.
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