George Chip of Newcastle
knocked out Tommy Cavigan of
Cleveland in the second round at
Spike Kelly and Wildcat Ferns
have been matched for ten rounds
in Kansas City March 15. The
go is billed as a fight for the wel
terweight championship, but Bil
ly Walters of the Naval Training
Station has something to say
about that. He beat Ferns in St.
Joseph last week.
Fred Snodgrass of the Giants
has aboriginal reason for not re
porting at Marlin Springs. He
wrote McGraw he must stay in
California a few days to defend
a breach of promise suit.
With Marquard named in a di
vorce suit and Snoddy in the role
of heart breaker, the Giants are
becoming regular society guys.
Frank Chance started training
for his Yanks in Bermuda today.
The P. I. has worked out daily
for a week, and says he will be
able to hold down first base.
Chase was played at second this
Waivers have been asked on
Clyde Engle, Red Sox utility in
fieider, whose fly in the world's
series caused Fred Snodgrass so
Hank O'Day, former National
League umpire, last year man
ager of the Cincinnati Reds, has
offered to boss the proposed bene
fit game between the Cubs and
Sox for the widow of Jimmy
Packey McFarland and Eddie
McGoorty are sparring together
at Lewis' gymnasium in prepara-
tion for their coming bouts. Mc
Goorty meets Christie at Fond du
Lac Thursday night.
The Athletics are on their way
to the training camp at San An
tonio, Tex. Third Baseman Baker
will report March 6.
At the Methodist preachers'
weekly meeting yesterday a reso
lution was adopted protesting
against the passage of the boxing
bills introduced in the legislature.
One pastor, Rev. Frank C Bruner
of Ogden Park church, opposed
"You say that boxing is demor
alizing," said Rev. Bruner. ''My
father was the best boxer in -his
county. Often I have seen my
father and brother put on the
gloves and mix it freely. I never
boxed myself, but I don't think
the bouts had any brutalizing ef
fect on my father."
Such unintelligent opposition
as the ministers advance is bound
to be encountered by advocates
of the fight game. Once in a while
a broad-minded man like the Rev.
Bruner is discovered, and his at
titude is a great boost for the
sport. Properly conducted, there
is nothing more demoralizing in a
prizefight than in any other cor
rectly handled sport.
How about gambling on the
"paddle wheel" at a church fair?
President Poincare and ex
President Fallieres kissed each
other as part of the French inaug
ural ceremonies. We demand that
Bill and Woodrow kiss. Some
thing's got to be done to put git-up-and-git
into our ceremonies.
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