contract running that length of time.
It is a paper promising Roger a good
ly salary and he may need it to pay
his fine in the speeders' court. Roger
wants to stay and the fans are for
Cap't Loren Solon, Minnesota full
back, denies he played-summer base
ball in Montana last summer and de
mands a thorough examination of his
record. Rival Conference colleges
seem content to rely on the investi
gation by Gopher authorities and are
not pushing to case. University of
Illinois, -where the summer baseball
rule is not highly admired, is against
the barring of Solon, even if it is
proven he played with professionals
for a -week.
Out at the Midway Coach Stagg is
paying little attention to Minnesota
and its troubles. Tha will come later,
for right now the Maroon mentor has
all he can do to put together a team
for the Purdue game Saturday. Stagg
must reform his first line of attack
and defense and it is no simple task.
Fisher is now the choice for cen
ter, with Larson and Brodie as his
supports at the guard positions. Red
mon, the 250-pounder, has not
learned to use his weight to advan
tage. Patterson now seems the most
likely candidate fee Sparks' position
at end. Behind the line Flood is being
picked to start at full, as Schaefer is
suffering from a charleyhorse which
will not respond to treatment.
On the side lines Stagg will have
some likely candidates ready to rush
into the fray at the first sign of weak
ening by the men who start This
Purdue game is important and must
be stowed away to keep the Maroons
in the Conference race. It is years
since a Chicago team has been elimi
natd so early in the season and Stagg
does not want the record cracked.
August Kieckhefer beat Joe Stone
of New York, 5.0 to 28, in the Inter
state Three-Cushion Billiard league
at Bensinger's. The victor ran out in
49 innings, a new season's record for
,the league, his high run being six.
Matt Wells and Charlie White, who
fight in Milwaukee Monday night, ar
rived in town this afternoon and
started training. The English light
weight is as .good a man as White
has met for some time and Charley
will need all his strength and guile to
earn a decision.
Wells has been trying to get a fight
with Champion Freddie Welsh, his
fellow-countryman, for some time,
but is unsuccessful Wells wanted to
battle in London, but Freddie declines
to return home at this time. The
picking over here in the ten-round
dancing evenings has been too soft
Harry Pollok, manager of Welsh,
reiterates that his man is sincere in
his wish to meet four opponents this
winter in defending his title. Pollok
wants the public to pick the quartet
But a few managers and promoters
will get together and do the selecting.
Certainly Charley White heads the
list but the battle should be at 20
rounds. White and Welsh have met
often enough over 'the abbreviated
Carl Schurz 4, Lane 0.
Crane 3, Lake View 0.
Hyde Park 1, Wendell Phillips 0.
Abe Attell, featherweight cham
pion 12 years, says the difference be
tween the "draw boxers" of today
and the "knockout fighters" of other
years is that present-day boxers do
not "set" themselves to punch.
"There is as much difference in old
and new style of boxing as in day and
night," said the little fellow who for
12 years stood against the best in
the land and saw prospective cham
pions come and go while he continued
to hang onto the crown.
"Most of the boys in the ring today
are afraid to get hit A lot of them
are pretty boys who don't like to get
their hair mussed or their maps
soiled. Conditions are such that they
can dance through six or ten rounds
and get away with it
"In the old days we fought Look
at 'the gang I had to tackle Kid
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