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THE BEE; OMAHA, MONDAY, MAY 5, 1919.
FANS TO PRESENT
BILL IN 2 YEARS
Ways and Means Being Dis
cussed to Arouse Interest
of Legislators in Favor of
- Such, a Measure.
By "Kid Grave.
With all the advocates for boxing
claming that the returned soldiers
wanted boxing in the various states,
the antis made the claim that the
soldiers did not want the game par
ticularly, or at least that only a few
of them were in favor of the game.
Kay Pearson of the Chicago Tri
bune took the pains to interview the
invalidated heroes at the Fort Sher
idan hospital and found 2,000
wounded soldiers there, only one of
whom was opposed to boxing. Even
a lad with a broken neck, who may
never had the opportunity to see a
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boxing contest favored the sport,
and said he would like to see the
game legalized throughout the coun
Nebraska Soldiers Want Game.
In our own state of Nebraska a
poll was taken of. every unit of re
turned soldiers that stopped in Oma
ha. and not one dissenting vote was
found in all the soldiers questioned.
The boys at the local posts, Fort
Crook and Fort Omaha, every one
wanted to see the game legalized in
this state. The commanding offi
cers of the overseas forces and the
local post commandants are strong
ly in favor of legalized boxing. The
great majority of the civilians of
the state of Nebraska pre in fivor
of good clean boxing and yet with
all the partisanship for boxing, the
state legislature laid the boxing bill
on the table indefinitely, which is
the same as killing it entirely.
Another Bill Next Session.
Despite the desire of the great
majority of the voters of the coun
try, boxing has been legalized in
only about 18 states.
Boxing fans in many states where
the bills were killed are already
taking steps to introduce boxing
bills at the next session. In Ne
braska, a plan is on foot to present
another measure two years hence.
The backers of the proposed bill
for 1921 are considering ways and
means of making the legislators of
the two governing bodies realize
that this is a sport that is really de
sired by the greater number of the
residents of the state.
Bantam Weight Champion
Outpoints Philly Boxer
Philadelphia, May 4. Pete Her
mann of New Orleans had the bet
ter of Patsy Wallace of this city
in a six-round boxing bout last
Wholesale price of boef ruts: No. 2
Loins. 41 Vie; No. 3, 29o. No. 2 Ribs,
34Vic; No. 3. 8414c No. 2 Rounds, 28ftc;
No. 3, 36c. No. '2 Chucks, 20 Vie; No. 3,
lMo. No. 1 Plates. ISHc; No. 8, 14Hc.
Quotation furnished by Oirtnsky Fruit
Fruits Oranges: Navals, .0. 34.60; 100,
34.78: 120, 35.50; 150-170, 3 50: 200-216-:0-888-824,
37.00; budded! all slses, 38 50.
Lemons: Golden Oowl, 300800, 36.00; Sil
ver Cords, 300-360, 35.50: SunklBt. 300-360,
39.50; Red Ball, 300-360, 86.00 Grape
fruit; Dr. Phillips, 48-54. 37 00; Dr. Phil
lips, 84-70-80-96, 37 50; California (all
laes), 36.00. Bananas, ?Mo. Apples, New
ton Plppens, 4Vi tier, 3t 80; Barrel Ben
Davis, 312.00. Strawberries: Market
Vegetable Sweet potatoes: Hpr., 33.50.
Potatoes: White, U. 8. per cwt., 32.50;
Minn. Red . River Ohlos, per cwt, 32.60;
New Potatoes, No. 2, 7Vic; No. 1, 8c.
Onions: Red Globe, per lb.. 7c; Crystal
Wax, err... 15.00; Yellow, 34.60. Onion
sets: White, 32.26; Yellow, 31.60. Cabbage:
California or Texas, per lb., 7c. Plants:
Cabbage. 100 to box, 31.00; tomato, 100 to
box. 31.00; pansy. 2 doz. Mkt. Bskt., 31.00;
other plants, market price. Old roots:
Meets, carrots, per lb., Sc., parsnips, tur
nips, per lb., Sc; Calif ronla head lettuce,
about 4 dox., crt., 34.I&0; California head
lettuce, doi., 31.60; leaf lettuce, doz., 90c;
carrots turnips, dos., 30c;' southern
radishes, doa.. 60c; home grown onions,
dot., 3fc: egg plant, doz., 32.50: arttckoes,
doz., 82.00: spinach, per lb.. 12 V, Ex. Fey
H II. Cukes, doz., 32.50; market basket
cukes. 3 doz., bsk., 32. 00; green peppers,
lb., 40c; celery, Florida washed, doz.,
33.60; home grown asparagus, market
price, home grown rhubarb, doz., 60 to 75c;
Florida tomatoes, crt., 37.50; fresh peas,
Miscellaneous Nuts: Eng. walnuts, sk.
lots, 84c less 35c lb.; No. 1 raw peanuts,
lb., 10c; Jumbo raw peanuts, lb., 12ftc;
No.. 1 roast, peanuts, lb., 12c; Jumbo roast
peanuts, lb., 15c
Te-to: 1 cs, 32.50; cs and bots.. 31.35,
total, 33.85. 8 cs.. 32.40; cs. and bots.,
31.85; total, 83.76. 10 cs.. 32-26; cs. and
bots., 31.35: total, 3300.
Cracker Jacks. Checkers and Chums,
with prizes, case, 35.00; H case, 32.55:
without prizes, case. 34.75; Vt case, 32.40.
Airline honey, I doz. 5 os. case, 34.80; 2
doz. 14-o. case, 38.70. 1 doz. 16 oz., 3
B honey. 35.40. on o
Fish Fancy fresh halibut, medium, 21c:
fancy fresh bullheads, ?2c; fancy fresh
trout, 22c: fancy fresh catfish, large, O. S.
and medium, 28c; fancy white parch,
fresh, frozen, 10c; fancy fresh whlteflsh,
28c; fancy fresh 8panlsh mackerel. 26c:
fancy, front n trout, ISo: fancy pan-frozen
dressed herring, 4c; fancy coast-frozen
chicken halibut, 10C; chicken, 18c; fancy
black cod. 13c; fancy fresh red alrr.on,
25c and 30c; catfish, small, 24c; fancy
yellow pike, fresh, 2Cc; frozen. 20c: fancy
frozen whlteflsh. 16c; fancy frozen Span
ish, mackerel, 12c; fancy round pickerel,
10c; fanoy dressed pickerel, 13c; lancy
frozen whiting. 4c; fancy fresh roe shad,
21c; fancy fresh blueflsh, 60c.
Wal Stocks 'and Hondo.
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The Board of Education will
sell nine houses situated between
30th and 33d Streets on Burt
and Cuming streets at Public
Auction, May 12. Sale starts, 1
p. m. Houses to be moved from
the premises within thirty days.
Terms, cash. J as. L. Dowd, auc
tioneer. For particulars of sale
inquire of the undersigned.
W. T. Bourke, Secretary
603 City Hall
News Events of the Last 20 Centuries Garnered with the Nimble Shears.
BASE BALL news is again crowding the corn ads into the last five
columns of the sport page, Goopville Banner,-Citizen.
We don't know what the jazz dance is all about, but we've seen the
office pup shake the same way when he had fleas. Snarkburg Chronicle.
Next year a business man's lunch will consist of food. Boozeville
There seems to be two classes of politicians down Mexico way. Live
bandits and dead bandits. Hoboken Honkus-Telegraph.
The girl who marries a one-armed hero knows that he will be at a dis
advantage when they start tossing the crockery at one another. Bronx
Country-wide prohibition can be dodged if it doesn't become city-wide
alsa Hong Kong Whoop.
That $1,000. Income tax exemption is the only alimony a husband ever
gets from a wife. Flappers' Home Companion.
The man who says that he only drinks at home is the bird who feels
at home anywhere. Constantinople Courier-Wheeze.
The reason why multimillionaires don't live long is that they can't
afford to. Weepletown Daily-Weekly.
. The kaiser didn't reach Paris, and Paris hasn't yet reached the kaiser.
The guy who could take either a little or a lot will do neither after
July 1. Royal Siamese Gazette. "
The marriage vows say that a woman shall go fifty-fifty with her hus
band, and she does. , Fifty for a bonnet and fifty for a new dress.
Madagascar Flade. '
If we want Liberty alone we must give Liberty a loan. Doodleburg
Patriot. . '
Prohibition might be described as Bill Bryan's revenge. Hottentot
Globe. ' . .
GOOD SPORTS. A collection of nine
short stories. By Olive Hlgglns Prouty.
Frederick A. Stokes company. 81.40.
Not all "Good Sports" are heroes
of the athletic field, or the race
track or Broadway. Some of the
most admirable of these are frail,
unequipped people, facing life's
handicaps with a smiling and in
vincible courage. Olive Higgins
Prouty, with understanding and
sympathy, nas here recorded with a
compelling poignancy the intimate
experiences of a few of these thorough-going
ALSACE-LORRAINE. By Gtorre Whar
ton Edwards. Penn Publishing Co.
Open my heart and you will see
The land all emblazoned with Fleurs des
"That the readers may know just
what sort of people are these Al-sace-Lorrainers
how some of them
live, and under what conditions I
have gathered these random notes
together, and ransacked my sketch
books for types of people and pic
tures of the old castles in the moun
tainous districts; the nestling towns
in the thick forests; the great rivers
flowing through lovely meadow
lands lined with marvelous old
towns and villages, which transport
one who tarries there into the mid
dle age. And so, dear reader, may
it charm you as it has the author."
Thus writes Mr. Edwards in his very
modest introduction to the charming
and exquisitely reminiscent story of
"The Land of Unshed Ters."
From the quaint "Fortune in the
Teacup," which forms the frontis
piece, the illustrations are beautiful;
not only that but they are intensely
interesting either from a historic
standpoint, or as typical of the peo
ple of this "Niobe" of modern days
THE MAN FROV. THE CLOCD& By J.
Storer Clouston. George H. Doran com
pany. "My God!" said Rutherford, "the
cable has broken!" In an instant I
was craning over the side of the
basket. Two thousand feet below
us the cruiser that had been our
only link with the world of man
waS swiftly diminishing." And so
they drift and finally -drop from the
clouds and fall into the center of
a wild naval conspiracy, on the
Island of Ransay in the North sea
From that moment something ex
citing happens every instant. There
is a plot, a thrilling one, and ro
mance and humor. .The reader is
held spellbound by exciting inci
dents, which are told with breath
less celerity and with infinite skill.
' The most joyous and one of the
most dexterous spy tales that I have
ever read," says the critic of the
OPPORTUNITIES XN FARMING. By Ed
ward Owen Dean. Harper and Brothers.
A book answering the first ques;
tions of a man who thinks he wants
to be a farmer. It tells him, in sim
ple, straightforward language, what
farming' is. what possibilities it of
fers, and how to make a success of
it. The author says in conclusion:
"I repeat that there are marvelous
opportunities today on the farm for
the city man who has a scnuine love
for the soil, coupled with the phys
ical strength and the temperament
to persevere in the fact of obstacles.
I have sought to draw a rough
outline of the difficulties you are
likely to encounter; at the same time
I have endeavored to recount brief
ly why we farmers are the happiest
men in the world."
ITALIAN WU 'N IN INDUSTRT. By
Louise c. Oilencrantz. Kussell saga
A study and report of conditions
among Italian women in New York
City, based upon thorough investiga
tion into the homes and occupations
of l,Wi such women, lhirty-six ta
bles scattered through the book,
give statistical data on the subject
from as many different points of
view, such as, for example, hours of
labor, weekly earnings, cost of liv
ing, industries in which employed,
etc. The appendix1 offers a supple
mentary study of Italian women,
with turther tables as well as lac
similes of record cards used in the
BIRDS OF FIELD, FOREST AND PARK.
ay Albert Field utimore. face. 3.su.
Not a treatise on the science of
ornithology, but an effort to repro
duce the atmosphere of the natural
home of the bird, describing the
conditions under which the varieties
are found, their usual surroundings,
their habits, plumage and songs.
While the classification recognized
by the American Ornithological
Union has been followed the Latin
names and purely technical terms
have been avoided. Forty beautiful
illustrations, 10 in full color, add
much to the attractiveness and
value of. the book. '
FIGHTING THE SPOILSMEN. By Wil
liam Dudley Foulke.. Putnam. $2.00.
The author, formerly civil service
commissioner and an early leader in
the reform movement, here gives an
account of the activities of the Na
tional Civil Service Reform League
and its auxiliaryy associations, with
an analysis of the civil service rec
ords of Presidents Cleveland. Harri
son, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft and
Wilson. He gives a clear statement
as to the progress made and an es
timate of the obstacles and dangers
still to be overcome. An appendix
presents a number of addresses and
arguments on various subjects con
nected with the reform.
DAWN. By Eleanor H. Porter. Houghton-Mifflin
company. 31.60. Illus
trated. The hero of "Dawn" is a blind
boy whose courage leads him
through the gulf of despair into a
final victory gained by dedicating
his life to the service of blinded
soldiers. In this book Mrs Porter
has created a character who will
takj place beside David and Polly
anna in the literary gallery of her
child portraits. Sunny sayings and
an exquisitely tender romance run
through the pages. a
Eleanor Porter is the author of
"O Money! Money!'' which ran
serially in The Bee, winning great
popularity and interest.
Punching the Bag
With JACK VEIOCK,
(International N'ewa Sports Editor.)
Miller Huggins, the snappy boss
of the Yankees,, was a great in
fielder in his heyday as a player. It
would be only natural, then, to sup
pose that Huggins might attach un
usual importance to the infield po
sitions if asked to name the most
important part of a ball club's de
But Huggins is far from being
prejudiced in favor of infielders.
The writer recently put the ques
tion up to "Hug," and the little
manager replied that the success or
failure of a ball club depends first,
last and all the time on the pitching.
"Pitching," said "Hug," "means
everything to a ball club. ; Of course,
hitting, fielding and base running
play their part, and a big part, too,
but without good pitching what do
they amount to?
"According to my observations
the average ball , club can be just
about as good as its pitching staff
if it has good pitching, in other
cases it may outshine the pitching,
but this fact will not show in the
"Pitching has everything to do
with the morale of the club. If the
pitchers are capable they inspire
the men behind them, and when the
fielders have confidence in the
pitcher they will play better ball by
far. Take a good pitcher, put him
in there and let him show some
thing, and the club behind him will
fight three times as hard for the
game. On the other hand, if the
pitcher is going badly the workings
of the whole ball club are thrown
out of gear mentally, and mental un
rest means fielding errors and list
Huggins is not the only manager
who counts pitching as the most
important factor in the defense of
a club. Branch Rickey, who is fill
ing Huggins' old shoes as manager
of the Cardinals, says:
"The pitcher, in my opinion, is
the most important player on a
ball club. The game is his, inas
much as he does the most work and
most depends on his efforts.
"Next to the pitcher I should
say that the catcher ranks second
in importance. The duties of the
major league catcher, in particular,
are many. However, it should be
remembered that any player can
make his position important, be he
pitcher, catcher, infielder or out
fielder. There is no position
among the nine on a club that lacks
The average manager who starts
out to build a ball club draws a line
straight through the diamond from
the home plate to center field.
Starting with the catcher, he at
tempts to fill that position with a
heady, capable receiver who can be
depended upon at all itmes, and
who can be in there practically
every day if necessary.
Next comes the pitching staff,
which is all imoprtant, and follow
ing that comes shortstop and cen
Shoe Shines for Soldiers
Is Fact, Not Catch Line
New York. Shoe shines for sol
diers may sound like a catch line
on the order of "truly rural," but
William J. Mulligan, chairman of
the Knights of Columbus commit
tee on war activities, found the
shines necessary for soldiers and
sailors and marines sojourning in
misty London-i-the town where a
shine doesn't last long.
As professional shines cost
money, and as the war had reduced
the number of professional shiners
so that everybody couldn't be wait
ed on, Mulligan had shoe shining
apparatus installed in the K. of C.
club in Highv Holborn, London.
Now the boys emerge from the X.
of C. quarters with their counten
ance reflected in the toes of their
Munson army shoes.
Hunger Stays Ambition,
So Runaways Go Home
Springfield, 111. With ambitions
to see the world and headed for
Colorado as the .starting point
Henry Early, Erwin Wilson and
Lyle Hern, ranging in age from IS
to 18 years, started out. They de
camped clandestinely. Mamma and
papa were forgotten. So was money.
All they had was spontaneous de
sire and courage. But they over
looked the best bet. Arriving at a
small Missouri city on their first
lap to fame and fortune three empty
stomachs overtook them.' In
tears they appealed to police for aid.
Within a short time they were home
afte.r an absence of several days and
with a satiated craving for adven
ture. Cannef ex New Champion.
New York, May 4. Robert Can
nefax of New York won the three
cushion billiard title from Alfred
De Oro, 150 to 141, although he
lost the final block of the match
last night. De Oro made a wonder
ful spurt in this block, getthig 63
points' before his opponent scored
the SO points necessary to end the
. Play lasted 90 innings.
Army War Hero Interviews
Jess Willard in Chicago
Returned Lieutenant of Aviation Talks to World's
' Champion in Windy City Hotel; Title Holder a
.Bashful Overgrown Boy.
By BOB McNIGHT.
(Former Aviator-Lieutenant in
Chicago, May 4. "Mr. Willard!
The paging bellboy ex-doughboy
wounded at Amiens limped
among the loungers of the Boul
Mich hotel where Mr. Jess Willard
of Lawrence, Kan., likes to stay,
"because it is so quiet and plain."
Presently the war veteran' found
him in the dining room.
"Says he'll be out soon's he fin
ishes eating," reported the page.
Perhaps you remember Jess Wil
lard? Time was when everybody
knew .him. That was before the war.
Many now have forgotten him, so
hidden from the public eye has he
been, engrossed in private affairs.
Jess Willard is still the champion
heavyweight pugilist of the world.
His title dates from April 15, 1915.
lhen his K. O. in the twenty-sixth
round wrested the title from the
black world and Jack Johnson, van
quished, began to tour the world.
Since that big day in Cuba, over
four years ago, Jess has won an
other match just one and that not
a knockout. Frank Moran lost the
decision in New York city March
29, 1916. Exhibition matches?
Matches circus and a few war ben
efits and financial affairs; these
form the recent history of the cham
pion. Soon Mr. Willard must defend his
honor for the second1 time. William
Harrison Dempsey, more generally
dubbed "Jack," covets the crown.
He is scheduled to have his try for
it next Independence day. A scrap
py, ambitious, young fellow is
But Mr. Willard has finished din
ner now and I have promised to
talk to him about his forthcoming
engagement and other things. The
man I stepped forward to meet
seemed about to bulge through his
skin tight business suit. Surely, 1
thought, the well-tailored seams
would burst and leave Jess Willard,
strikingly molded, in his fighting
togs (assuming, of course, that he
isn't wearing B. V. D.'s.) But they
held hallelujah 1 And he managed
to sit down carefully without dis
grace in a chair in the corner of
the lobby. Roy O. Archer, who cares
for Willard's interests, seated him
self on my blind side to keep the
big boy from saying -the indiscreet.
Mr. Archer is a half portion avoir
dupois of the man he manages and
spent his apprentice days with a cir
cus. Anticipating my own embarrass
ment on meeting a man of such
renown as I pictured the present
king of heavyweights to be, I was
astonished to find that he had a cor
ner on that emotion. With e ry
word, he blushed and choked in his
vocal arrangements. Obviously, the
championship had not made Jess
conceited. It has not swelled his
head as it has swelled his money
bags. Prosperity has not metamor
phosed the farm boy. It has. per
haps, made him even more self-conscious.
He has the air f wishing
to get awa from people. Probably
his fiscal advisers alone have given
him his present greed for gold. "A
good fellow," I would cal him, in
the bet sense. He means well. He
wants to get on with his fellows,
as long as he has to associate with
them. To be nice he will even put
himsc. out in his way.
But as a conversationalist, Jess is
not a heavyweight. He hasn't the
"gift of gab." I believe he would
rather fight than talk. To bring
out just a few monosylables, it takes
all sorts of coaxing ouesions. We
,went right to the forthcoming fight,
with its $127,500 purse, the largest
"The fight, Mr. Willard, is it com
"Yes, sir," he replied, gulping a bit
and reddening. "Rickard may be de
pended on. What he says goes."
"When?" I persisted. "After the
first run of the movie you're mak
ing? (Willard is in town principally
to appear in a motion picture play).
Perhaps some time in the fall?"
"No, sir, July 4," laughed Joss,
admitting the good business sense of
the suggestion. "Tex Rickard can
be depended on for the date, too."
"What is Rickard your manafer
or partner? Has he decided upon
the place?" continued your reporter.
"No, sin He's neither. He's iust
the promoter," Jess declared. ' "I
haven't heard from him lately, but
I don't think he's .picked out the
place or the referee, or he'd have
let me know. I'd'jlike to tee him
pick some place down east. It
would be better for him. He would
make more money out of it."
For himself, location makes no
difference, for the contract reads
that Willard is to have $100,000 and
a share of the motion picture rights
whether he wins or loses, the larg
est guarantee made an individual
boxer. Willard's good business
sense or was it that of Archer
'drove the bargain after two days
argument. Business Manager Arch
er then named over the states where
the fight would be allowed as fol
lows: "Idaho, Louisiana, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, . Mis
souri," Colorado, Massachusetts,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada and
Maryland. And we think Michigan
will join up soon."
Whatever town is decided on will
be graced with a new arena to cost
$36,000 and to seat 50,000, according
to Rickard's promises. I asked the
champion if he really, truly liked to
fight. He said he did if there was
money in iu . When I mentioned
the Willard war record both Archer
and his boss jumped to the defen
sive. They declared that there has
been much misrepresentation, that
Jess had given as many benefits as
he had been allowed to give. That
he had offered more and had been
turned down. That the press hadn't
mentioned all he had done. Also
that he had bought a great- many
"Look at that exhibition bout in
Texas when Jess raised $7,i'00 for
the war camp community service,"
exclaimed Archer. "Not a line in
the papers about that. There were
others, too, that didn't get any pub
licity. Mose of the trouble was
that all the training camps wanted
Jess at the same time. Of cour:e
he couldn't be all over at once."
Well, the war's over nov, and
there are many other things to oc
cupy the Willard mind. For in-stance-oil.
Jess thinks lie has
struck it rich around Ranger, Texas.
He "fs very enthusiastic about the
"I'm anxious to get the fight off,"
Willard enthused. "It's down deep
nice rich oil," and he beamed con
templatively.. I began to wonder just horv much
money the erstwhile pauper h: d now
amassed, so I put the question to
him. Willard smiled. "Well, I don't
know. I haven't figured it op. It's
pretty hard to say. You see. I have
investments. You know how that is.
You can't tell in advance hc.v they
are gooing- to turn out." I hazarded,
"at least you haven't lost anything?"
(It is estimated that the champion
ship is worth a quarter of a million
dollars to the holder. Willard cer
tainly has made several hundred
thousand since 1915).
Jess said he expected to sub
scribe $20,000 had already sub
scribed $60,000 to the last Liberty
loan, making a total, he says of $80,
000. The big loan demonstrations
the flyers especially gave him
quite a thrill. "In a couple of years
when they get safe enough for
me to pilot I'm going to buy an
airplane," he predicted.
Quite close to the Willard heart
is his residence in Lawrence, Kan.,
90 miles from Kansas City. Here
live his wife and five children with
their ponies and tame deer, health
fully in the open. Fifty miles north
lies his 600-acre farm, cropped with
wheat for his dual reason "because
the government needs wheat and
there's money in it." The present
day Jess, however, does not actively
farm. He leases the land, as he does
his home here in Rogers Park,
Before I left Willard to his early
bed I asked the obvious questioon:
"Are you training for this fight
and what are you doing?"
The question confused him a bit.
"Er-ah a little. Not much. I
don't need much. It's too early.
I'm in good condition. Just a little
pushing, you know."
Quite mysteriously, I wondered.
"Well, no matter, Mr. Willard, I'll
see you act for the movies tomor
row and maybe next day I can
have a peep at your training? Good
night." (To be Continued.)
Returns to Old Time Form
(By International News Service.)
New York', May 3. Apparently
Johnny Kilbane is not entirely
through as yet. When the feather
weight champion returned to the
ring after a long absence and was
soundly thrashed by Frankie
Brown, a second rater, it looked as
though Kilbane had reached the end
of his rope. Now it appears that all
Killy needed was more work to
round him into condition. Since
the Brown affair he has boxed in
far better form. Recently he
knocked out a rugged lightweight
when he stopped Johnny Mahoney
over in Philadelphia. Mahoney was
saved by the referee in the sixth
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Belgrade, Serbia There has been
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bia, and reaching from Belgrade to
Zagreb, the jewel of Jugo-Slavia,
American Red Cross officers, doc
tors and nurses and representatives
of the food administration and of the
army, may be seen. All are engaged
in the big task of feeding and cloth
ing the people in the areas which
have suffered most by the war. The
United States has been likened to a
bountiful mother caring for a flock
of small children the children be
ing the many Balkan countries com
prising what one day will be greater
At 100 points in Serbia, Montene
gro, Albania, Bosnia, Herzegovina
and Croatia the American Red Cross
is giving the people a taste of Amer
ican generosity. Food, clothing,
shoes and medicine are being dis
tributed to the destitute. American
doctors and nurses are caring for the
sick and wtmnded. By their work
and their example these Americans
are inculcating in the Slav new ideas
of thrift, self-help, cleanliness
and honesty, which must have a last
The population of these countries
is made up of Serbians, Croatians,
Mohammedans and many diverse
races. The intense religious and
party differences that have existed
for years have been forgotten in a
common enthusiasm for the liberty
and freedom of Jugo-Slavia." The
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Slav countries have been sacrificed in
a desire to keep Italy from obtaining
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Challenger Tired Waiting for
Definite Word Regarding
Scene of Battle; Wants
Definite Notice Today.
New York, May 4. -Apparently
all is not harmony In the Rickard-Dempsey-Willard
Is tired of waiting for word regard
ing the scene of battle and has an
nounced that if he does not hear by
tomorrow he will sail over the briny
deep to take on Georges Carpentier.
No doubt it would be a more profit
able venture for Dempsey first to
dispose of Carpentier, with $50,000
at stake, and then, with added pres
tige, to take on Willard and per
haps demand an increase of guaran
tee. It is possible that Dempsey
has regretted that he signed for
"only" $27,500. He has probably
been talked into believing that he
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that Rickard is only a partner of the
champion in the venture and that
both are giving the guarantee to
Dempsey. Rickard denies this tnd
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appointed individuals in Chicago.
Also Chicago is responsible for
the story that Willard summoned
Jack Curley and Tom Jones to Chi
cago recently not alone to settle
their old claim against himj but to
hire the pairto take care of his end
of the promotion of the fight This,
too, Rickard denies with vehemence,
and traces to a certain sport writer
in the "Windy City." Be that as it
may, the fact remains that there is a
hitch somewhere. Dempsey has no
right to complain since he' has not
yet posted his $5,000 forfeit. Wil
lard already has posted his. -
The failure of the New York leftis
lature to pass on the , Walker bill
no doubt upset Rickard's plans, as he
felt there was a strong chance of the
passage of the 12-round measure.
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