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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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neat sum, as did the Tigers, because
they were battling the Red Sox right
down the home stretch.
On straight playing season prob
ably Charles Comiskey made money,
but his huge expenditures for Eddie
Collins, Eddie MurphVj Joe Jackson,
Nemo Liebold and a galaxy of minor
league players cut in heavily on his
profits. Everything considered, he
probably broke even; certainly not
more.
In Cleveland Qharley Somers had
two elephants on his hands the In
dians and his American ass'n club,
neither of which made money. The
Indians never were in the pennant
hunt, and what popularity they had
skated to Chicago with Joe Jackson.
Minor league ball cannot be expected
to make money where major league
fails.
In Philadelphia Connie Mack lost
money last season with a pennant
winner. This year he had a tail
ender. That in itself should tell Phil
adelphia's story. Mack, however,
probably didn't fare any worse than
last season because he realized a
multitude of good hard cash when
he sold Collins, Barry and Murphy.
Connie had a mighty slim payroll this
season.
The Yanks didn't make any money.
They, too, had a bunch of long term
contracts, which, with the big rent of
the Polo Grounds and a young for
tune spent for alleged minor league
phenoms, put them on the wrong side
of the books.
Washington never has been a gold
mine. Griffith has probably the hard
est city in the country to work, and
Walter Johnson's salary cuts no lit
tle figure in his receipts. The Sen
ators were fighting in the first divi
sion all season, though, and the own
ers probably got an ever break.
The St Louis Browns never were
money makers and this season has
proved no exception.
Something has to crack under the
strain before long. Baseball men
say its going to be high salaries, '
which probably isn't far from the
truth.
Capt Charley Barrett of the Cor
nell eleven has scored twice as many
touchdowns this season as any back
in the east. He has slashed his way
across an opponent's goal line eleven
times. Martin of the Navy and
Welch of Pennsylvania are tied for
second, each with five.
Hermitage Tigers are without a
game for Sunday. Any 110-pound
team can be accommodated by call
ing Monroe 6237. Home grounds,
T3ckhart park, preferred.
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IMMORALITY AND POLICE DEPT
IN THE SAME BOAT?
Police Chief Healey did not enjoy
his vacation so much today as he
did yesterday. He learned horrors!
that another New Torn investiga
tor was loose in his department.
The last time a New York investi
gator looked into the affairs of the
Chicago police department there was
heck to pay. Capt Alexander R. Pi
per, former deputy commissioner of
New York, was the gent He brought
a bunch of New York police detec
tives with him and the highlights of
crookedness which they found in the
Chicago department made more than
nine days of talk. In Capt Alexan
der's report specific charges were
brought against officers and 85 pa
trolmen and the department was
characterized as being wholly inef
ficient The investigator now in the city is
Raymond B. Fosdick, a representa
tive of the Rockefeller bureau of so
cial hygiene. This bureau was
formed to study immorality. Pos-
dick says the bureau has found there J
is such close relationship between
immorality and police departments'
that a study of immorality necessi
tates a study of police departments.
o o
The art of being a successful war1
news censor seems to be that of elim
inating the truth about the other fel-"
low's success.
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