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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1913, Image 14

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to form. Not even for Ritchie
would he go twenty rounds.
Ministers in Canada have prc
tested against the proposed Tom
my Burns-Bombardier Wells
match. Some anti-cruelty society
should also get in on the project.
Baseball and snowstorms don't
mix very well, but this week will
provide the liveliest gossiphere
abouts for some time. Joe Tinker
is in from his vaudeville tour,
ready to swap an old shoelace for
a second Ty Cobb. John McGraw,
boss of the Giants, blew in for a"
few stage stunts, and will be giv
en a banquet tonight. Tomorrow
the big show is to be pulled off,
when Frank Chance and Owner
Farrell of the Highlanders meet
to consider terms for the P. L. to
manage the New York Ameri
cans next season.
Charley Murphy and John
Evers will skate in together next
week, and active preparations for
the Cub campaign will be on. Ar
rangements will be made for the
training trip to Tampa, and Evers
will again try his luck in the swap
line with St. Louis. He wants
Slim Sallee, the eccentric twirler,
and wants him bad. John has
some good trading material in
Sheckard, Leach and some of the
youngsters who mUst be disposed
of before the Cubs start south.
The Wendell Phillips High
School football team returned
from its Pacific coast trip yester
day after having lost two games
and won one. The high school
youths toid the usual stories
about their opponents being me
chanics in boiler factories, candi
dates for Luther McCarty's job,
etc.
Robert McLean, international
skating champion, won the half
mile and mile open races at Hum
boldt Park yesterday. His vic
tory in the mile event gave him
permanent possession of the Nes
tor Johnson trophy.
GIVE M'CARTY HIS DUE;
HE'S WORLD'S CHAMPION
Luther McCarty, native of Sid
ney, O., is the heavyweight cham
pion, without reservation.
. He is not merely "white" cham-
I pion, but the real champion of the
world.
He has beaten Jim Flynn, Carl
Morris and Al Palzer, decisively,
and Palzer had knocked out Eng
land's champion, Bombardier
Wells.
It is puerile and senseless to re
fer to McCarty as the "white"
champion. The former title hold
er, Jack Johnson, is not a factor in
pugilism. He is merely a Chicago
nuisance.
The public s disgusted with
Johnson. 'He will never be per
mitted to fight. By his own ac
tions he removed himself from
consideration, even as a ouerilist.
fhe Day Book suggests that J
everybody forget this "white" (J
champion foolishness.
Luther McCarty is the world's
heavyweight champion and The
Day Book so accepts him until he .
is defeated. So far as jack John
son is concerned The Day Book ',
has printed his name for the last
time in connection with the
heavyweight title.
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