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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 07, 1913, Image 9

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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPEr-BASEBALL1
Gibbons and Kelly Work Out at the
Local Gymnasiums.
' Mike Gibbons, the St. Paul welter
weight, who .will battle Spike Kelly
for ten rounds at Kenosha Thursday
night, has arrived here, and is; com;
pleting his training program at GU
more's gymnasium.
Gibbons has a wholesome respect
for the prowess of Kelly and will not
shirk his conditioning labor. He has
been boxing daily in St. Paul and will
continue to work with the gloves un
til the day of the' fight
Kelly has been, here, for several
days and looks to be in excellent trim.
Jack Root and Jack Moffat, veterans
of the ring, are tutoring-him in the
tricks of the trade.
Kid Williams of Baltimore, chal
v lenger for the bantam championship,
outclassed Willie "Mack in six rounds
at Philadelphia. Williams tried to
land a knockout punch, but Mack
lung on and stalled his way through.
' Denver fight promoters are going
fo try the elimination system to keep
interest in the mitt game at fever
heat' in Colorado. Eddie CampC
'Frankie Burns and Benny Chavez are
the entries secured. Burns will meet
Campi and the winner of that go will
travel against Chavez, who is one of
the toughest little fighting machines
in the game. ,.
Then the program grows more am
bitious, and the promoters want to
get Champion Johnny Coulon to
Denver Thanksgiving to defend his
title against the winner of the elimi
nation round.
The idea is great, but its accom
plishment is something else again.
Coulon has not been in a ring for
some time and still says his physical
condition will not allow him to fight.
And then there's Kid Williams, al
ways waiting for Johnny to emerge
,from his hole. "" , ' ,
Scalpers Again Have Some Tickets
Don't Get Stung!
If you were stung by a ticket scalp
er at the local game today don't be a
sucker again. President Murphy of
the Cubs and President Comiskey of
the. Sox both say they have plenty of
seats still unsold for.the remaining
games and there Js no necessity for
a fan being charged triple prices.
, Each year fcJie ticket scalpers get
hold df some of the tickets and "boost
the prices, cajching the fans who are
rabid enough to, pay anything to see
the game, but not energetic enough
to reserve their places in advance.
To the credit of the local manage
ments, it must be said that there has
been no rank odor hereabouts Jately.
A few tickets have fallen .into the
mitts of the speculators. No scheme
has been devised yet tcprevent this,
though the magnates have honestly
tried.
At that, the speculators, have not
fared very -well. There has been,
enough' seats for all
In New York it seems-to be the
same old story, the scalpers getting
all the tickets they want arid finding
a ready market for them. One broker
said he had been offered 1,000 tickets
for the three New York games at an
advance over the regular price, and
he, in turn, was to sell them for
enough to make a handsome profit.
The offer, he declared, did not
come from the New York olub, but
from a party who could deliver the
goods.
President James E. Gaffney of the
Boston Nationals is properly het up
and may be able to start something.
He asked for 47 three-game tickets,
but was told there was so great a
demand from "baseball people,"
whatever that means. Gaffney,
couldn't get what he wanted from,
the club officials.
But Gaffney djdn't have a bit of

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