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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 30, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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15 years ago, recalls his knockout by
Bob Fitzsimmons, weighing 167.
Fitz made a joke of the first two
rounds, running around the ring
with the "Human Freight Car" lum
bering after him. Suddenly, in the
second, Fitz turned, and sunk his left
to the solar plexus.
After six men dragged Dunkhorst
to his corner he said:
"What happened, Bob?"
"A trolley car ran over you," re
plied Fitz, "but you threw the bloom
in' thing off the track."
Slim Love, secured by the New
York Americans from Los Angeles,
is taller than Weilman, James, Low
dermilk or any other big league per
former. He measures 6 feet 7
Love was tried by Washington, but
was so tall he couldn't field bunts.
He learned to field while in the Coast
league and was. tipped by good scouts
as ready for work in fast company.
OLIVE WHITMAN TO CHRISTEN
Ji7. , -ri
Miss Olive Whitman, daughter of
Gov. Whitman, will christen the first I
of the hydro-aeroplanes presented
to the New York naval niilitia by the j
national aeroplane fund.. J
WHY THEY MISS THEIR MARKS
WITH AEROPLANE BOMBS
Washington, Oct. 30. If a Man oa
the rear platform of an express train
going 50 miles an hour throws a
stone backward along the track at
the rate of-60 miles intitial speed im
parted to the stone, the stone will
drop straight to the ground at the
point where it leaves the thrower's
hand. This is the problem' presented
by the aeroplane attempting to hit a
mark while flying above a city. The
layman does not understand why the
dropped "bombs fail many times to hit
the obvious targets.
The Eiffel Tower, St Paul's, Wind
sor Castle and other objects aimed at
are not hit and the missies strike
often half a mile from what, they
were evidently intended to strike.
Aerial experts say the problem of ac
curately placing missiles below is a
new and difficult one whose solu
tion has not even begun almost as
difficult as the problem of hitting an
object overhead. The anti-aeroplane
guns very seldom reach their mark.
ELEVATED MEN WIN GET- TWO
CENTS AN HOUR INCREASE "
Elevated railway employers have
won their wage point. By vote ot,
1,836 to 319 they have accepted an
offer from the company which gives
them practically everything they
went on strike for last June. Count
of the vote was finished early today.
The increases accepted will add
$750,00 to the employes' wages in
the two' years for which the agree
ment holds good. The increase is
figured from last June 1 and the com
pany must pay the back increase.
Trainmen get increase of 3 cents
an hour each year. Shop and inter
locking employes get increase of 2
cents first year and 1 cent second
year. Track employes get flat in
crease of ,2 cents an. hour. Station
agents and porters are to have short