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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Johnny Coulon Comes Home; Health
Regained McFarland Wins.
Will Settle Grid Championships in
Johnny Coulon, pride of Logan
Square and bantamweight champion
of the world, arrived home yesterday
from the Canadian woods, looking to
be in wonderful physical condition.
His vacatfon has given Johnny -a
healthy tinge, and he says he has
gotten over his stomach trouble.
Coulon -himself doesn't know how
much ring ability he has at present,
but he is cocky and confident that a
few short battles, preceded by a
training season, will fit him to defend
his title against the best in the mid
The champion plans two or three
fights before the Milwaukee and Ra
cine clubs with some local trial
horses. If his showing is satisfactory
he will then accept the defi of Kid
Williams, the Baltimore Buffer, who
has first claim on his attention.
Williams sent a challenge to Cou
lon yesterday, and it was waiting for
the champion when he reached home.
The challenger offered John $1,000
to meet him in a ring.
Packey McFarland smothered a
yawn, cut loose with a few flashy
taps and completely bewildered Kid
Alberts for ten rounds in Waterbury,
Conn., last night. Alberts qualified as
a fine target, but his offensive efforts
were hopeless against the Chicagoan.
It is just possible that Packey Mc
Farland and Jack Britton will get
together the night of Dec. 8 in a Mil
waukee ring. All weight differences
are said to have been settled. McFar
land has all the best of the financial
end, as he will get 40 per cent of the
. Strangler Lewis flopped the "Mys
terious Horseshoer" twice in less
than 12 minutes at the Haymarket
Theater last night.
Conference and Eastern college
football championships will be decid
ed tomorrow, the former right here in
Chicago at Stagg Field, and the lat
ter in the Harvard stadium at Cam
That is, they will be decided if Chi
cago beats Wisconsin and Harvard
strangles the Yale bulldog. And the
dope points for such victories. If it fs
upset, there will be enough delirious
claims made by other schools to drive
the average rooter insane.
Coach Stagg has brought his
eleven forward to powerful perfec
tion. His offense, impotent at the
start of the season, has gained driv
ing energy and possesses the punch
to smash through to the goal. No
eleven this season has been able to
halt the terrific rushes of Pierce and
Norgren or stop the open-field run
ning of Gray and Russell.
If the enemy masses to cover one
man, any other or the star quartet is
liable to break loose and ringtail
down the field.
Defensively the Maroons are not
great vThey have average checking
ability, enough to successfully cope,
with anything they have gone against
this fall. Minnesota whipped the line
up during the last few minutes of
play a week ago, but there was no
Wisconsin is an enigma. The team
has played spotty football through
out the campaign, losing to Michigan
Aggies, tying with Purdue, taking a
licking from Minnesota and downing
Ohio State. The attack is faulty and
uncertain. Without Bellows, a won
derful punter and drop kicker, Wis
consin would be a second-rate team.
Chicago should win this game by
at least two touchdowns. Wisconsin
should score because of Bellows' tre
mendous toe, ... .