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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 13, 1913, Image 10

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and Army football star, all-American
quarterback two years, has
been signed as coach "of North
western University.
Charlie White of Chicago and
Johnny Dundee have been match
ed for ten rounds in New York
Feb. 28.
Ad Wolgast.
Ad Wolgast has definitely
broken with Tom Jones, his man
ager. Both may now do some real
work.
Mayor Harrison yesterday at
tempted a ticklish political strad
dle on the boxing bill now before
the legislature, declaring he fav
ored renewal of the sport, but did
not approve of having the three
commissioners who would regu
late it appointed by the governor.
What the mayor wants is' the
power of appointing those three
commissioners. ' It is true, as he
says, that Chicago will be the cen-
ter of boxing in the state, but in
New York city, which is the cen
ter of boxing in the Empire state,
the commissioners are appointed
by the governor, and the system
works all right.
Mayor Harrison would have
three commissioners appointed
by the governor to control the
game outside Chicago, leaving
the city to make its own regula
tions in its own way. The mayor
says a governor, with the power
to appoint commissioners, would
be able to build up a political ma
chine by dealing out fight club
permits as patronage. But would
not the mayor, right on the
ground, with the same appointive
power, be able to build up a
stronger machine?
Surest thing you know, and
that is Mayor Harrison's idea
right down to the ground. Fight
enthusiasts want that bill passed,
and not killed because of any such
petty political obstacles as the
mayor interposes.
Ned Carpenter was knocked
out in one round at New York by
Jimmy Coffey of Dublin. Carpen
ter was the latest white hope.
Opening National League
games, aside from advanced
Brooklyn-Philly date Boston at
New York, St. Louis at Chicago,
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati.
Hans Kolehmainen, the Finn
ish runner, lowered the five-mile
indoor record to 24:29 1-5 at New
York, cutting 184-5 seconds off
his old mark.
Frank Chance will leave New
York for Bermuda Saturday. The.
P. L. wants to take his earlj-

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