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Harry Wills, a New Orleans heavy,
is still in the game, but he came too
late to gain prominence. Jack John
son, Jeanette and all the others, ex
cept a few smaller fellows, are
through. - -
In some states bouts between
white and black fighters are prohib
ited. There is no demand for the
black scrapper and many white
fighters draw the color line.
Jack Johnson hurt the game for the
men of his race. His actions put the
negro boxer in disrepute. He tore
down prestige built up by Gans,
Dixon and others.
McVey and Langford were real
stars. McVey at one time held the
championship of France. Few white
heavies wanted any of his game.
Langford ruined his chances for
matches by trimming Gunboat
The two sable Sams have met
about 15 times. They .have faced
one another in about 150 rounds. At
first one would win, then the other.
Lately they have been boxing jdraws.
Langford has been in the ring 13
years, McVey 12. They are slowly
fading and when they are gone, the
day of the negro fighter of promin
ence will be over.
The story is being spread that
Buck Herzog may not manage the
Cincinnati Heds next season. There
may not be any truth in the report,
but there is this about it: If the Red
owners displace Herzog they will
make more clear thanever the rea
son the Reds have never won a pen
nant. Herzog has managed the Reds two
seasons. He has surrounded him
self with players of his own selection.
He has drilled those who have been
with him long enough to play the
kind of baseball he thinks will win.
He deserves a chance to work out his
ideas with the men he has picked as
the proper men for him to work with.
To appoint a new manager woulc
'imply mean that the team Herzog
has gotten together will be torn
apart Every man who takes charge
of a ball club makes changes. He
always knows of players he would
rather have than the men already on
the club. He makeschanges until
he gets the men he wants.
There are only two players on the
Red team who were there before
Herzog. They are Tom Clarke,
catcher, and Heinie Groh, infielder.
Evidently they fit well in Herzog's
scheme of play. Surely the others
do, for he selected them. It is his
machine, the owners let him build
it and should let him run it
Red teams have never been win
ners because a Red manager has
never been given time to work out
It took Mack and McGraw five
years each to build winners. It can't
be done in two years, the time Her
zog has had, and it will never be
done on a club where a new man
ager is placed in charge every year
GARMENT WORKERS TO MAKE
A house-to-house canvass for the
benefit of the striking garment work
ers will be taken up Sunday by the
strike relief conference of the Amal
gamated Clothing Workers. This col
lection is entirely independent of
TheJDay Book strike fund.
Committees to do the collecting
will meet Sunday morning at the fol
lowing places: Workers institute,
920 S. Ashland-av.; Jewish Educa
tional Alliance, 1243 N. Wood st, and
Douglas institute, 3352 W. 12th st.
Those authorized to receive dona
tions will wear badges and give
stamps for money collected. The
A. C. W. warns people not to give to
any collector who does-not wear a
badge or give stamps as receipt
You hear a lot nowadays of the
fellow who makes a fortune in war
bride stocks, but don't forget the
poor devil you don't hear about who