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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL KINDS-BOXING
Eddie Pitts, the Denver fight pro
moter, has gone back to his moun
tains, unsuccessful in his efforts to
match Freddie Welsh and Charlie
White for a fight for the lightweight
championship. Pitts' offer of $12,
500 was not large enough, according
to Harry Pollok, manager of Welsh.
And Nate Lewis, manager of White,
continues to tag along at Pollok's
heels, eager for any crumb the cham
pion's pilot may drop.
Pitts is negotiating for a battle be
tween Joe Rivers and Johnny Dun
dee to take the place of the White--Welsh
scrap. And it is a very good
bet that the substitute affair would
be more interesting that the cham
pionship bout, even though it lacks
a title flavor. It insures some real
scrapping, which might not be the
case in a meeting between Walsh and
Young Ahearn, English middle
weight champion, is in St. Paul to
day, preparing for his fight with Mike
Gibbons, Dec. 10. The eastern flash
stopped off here long enough to box
three rounds with Tony Mellchar,
local amateur heavy, and made a fine
impression. He did everything a
fighter should do. Gibbons has one
decision over Ahearn, secured when
the latter was new to the ring game.
The Central A. A. U. is suspending
athletes again, five having been sus
pended during the hearing of charges.
Some of the men hit are peeved, de
claring the first they heard of the
charges was when they were publish
ed in the papers. The men suspend
ed are: Ben Reuben, national and
Central A. A. U. middleweight wrest
ling champion; Charles Pavlicek, cap
tain of the University of Chicago
swimming team and the best back
stroke man in the conference; Neff,
former Maroon swimmer, but now a
member of the Chicago Athletic
pss'n; Farrell, swimmer, of the C. A.
A. and Lewis institute; Olson, star
swimmer of Evanston academy.
Here are the charges:
Ben Reuben Alleged to have
wrestled with Ernest Kartje, profes
sional, and instructor at the Hebrew
institute. The bout took place Nov.
20 at the North Side Masonic temple.
Pavlicek and Neff Alleged to have
been employed at the Jackson park
bathing beach and to have received
money for their work.
Olson and Farrell Alleged to have
been employed as lifeguards at Ham
lin park and to have received money
for their services.
Reuben declares he was once given
permission to wrestle with Kartje,
who is his instructor, provided no ad
mission was charged.
The other charges seem" even more
ridiculous than the worn-out sum
mer ball rule, which causes so much
trouble in college ranks.
August Kieckhefer begins tonight
his fight to take the three-cushion
billiard championship from Alfred De
Oro. The match will run three nights
of 50 points to a block, to be played
in the Inter Ocean building. Kieck
hefer has been playing a sensational
game in practice. Both men are left
handers. Something went wrong out in
Portland, Ore., when Syracuse
downed the Oregon Aggies, 28 to 0.
Oregon beat Michigan Aggies earlier
in the season and were hailed as
Sterlings, with 2,796, rolled into a
temporary lead of the Chicago Bowl-'
ing ass'n tournament. Dick Loewe
also captured the singles leadership
with a total of 650, gained by three
consistent games. Henry Ellerman.
topped the all-events with 1,827.
Coach Bill Juneau, director of the
University of Wisconsin football
teams for many years, has handed
in his resignation to the athletic gov
erning board and it was accepted.
There was dissatisfaction at the Bad
ger school over the record of the