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Packey McFarland won't take on
Mike Gibbons at 154 or any other
figure over the 147 mark. So he said
last night when touched on the sub
ject Willing to meet the St Paul
speed boy at any time with the 147
provision, he had toomuch respect
for his health to stretch the limit
The first series of elimination bouts
to decide who will go to 'Frisco expo
to compete in Chicago's name for the
National A- A. U. championships will
be held in the Sportsman's club gym
This is to be the season of the open
field runner in eastern football. The
offensive play of two of the big teams,
Yale and Harvard, is being built
around two great open-field perform
ers, Mahan of the Crimson and Le
gore of the Blue.
Mahan and Legore are touted to
take the places of Ted Coy and Char
ley Brickley. Ever since Coy began
tearing up things at Yale the line
plunging back has had the play.
When Coy passed out Brickley ap
peared at Harvard. Now he is gone,
Mahan and Legore are touted to be
as good in the open field as Brickley
and Coy were in line play. It is fig
ured that they will be of even more
value to their teams on account of the
way the game has opened up.
Princeton, the other member of the
"Big Three," does not have any one
performer who stands out with Ma
han and Legore, but Speedy Rush,
the new coach, is a booster of the
wide open game, so naturally the
open field runner will have the edge
Mahan, in addition to carrying the
ball a great deal will have a chance
to show if he is as good as Brickley
at booting. It has been claimed he is,
but he never had the chance when
Brickley was around.
The booting game will be as popu
lar as ever. Coaches are working
hard to develop a man who can score
that good old field goal in a pinch.
It took Ty Cobb ten years to steal ,
third with a runner already on the
bag. Bet it will be ten more before
he does it again, too.
Five bucks will let you in to see a
world's series game. Thought we
heard something about jitney base
ball not long ago..
After running up and down a Chi
cago beach all summer, Joe Mandot
now thinks he is fit for a bout with
Freddy Welsh. He trained right
we'll say that much.
Al Reich, New York heavyweight,
wants a match with Jess Willard. If
he lives long enough perhaps he'll
We may have the wrong hunch, but
just the same those European diplo
mats who came over to borrow a
couple of million bucks timed their
visit with the world's series.
Mike Gibbons says running is good -for
the health. Also good for the old
pocketbook, isn't it, Michael, old top?
Tommy Walsh, fight manager, says
the man who beats Freddy Welsh will
have to be aggressive, also clever.
Also, he must be good with the lasso,
we should say.
About the only thing George Sisler
has not done for the St Louis Browns
is to catch the games he pitches. He
is nearly fast enough to do it, at that
CORRECT TIME BY WIRELESS
Chicago soon will be getting its
time by wireless. The government
is preparing to flash correct rime
from the radio station at Arlington.
High-powered rad'o stations ah over
the country will easily pick up this
flash and reflash it to smaller sta
tions. It is planned that the wireless
time flash shall take the place of the
present system by which time is cor
rected by telegraph companies as a a
part of their business.
A man who fell off an elephant in
the New York zoo is bringing suit for
damages. Here's a tip for Teddy.
It takes a man to make the dough
but woman kneads it