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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12',
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ass'it Here are some of his reasons
Tho Western ass'n has members in
every State from Pennsylvania to the
The association. has, for the first
time in a long whilemoney to spend
on big tournaments.
One skater will be paid $800 a
week to perform.
For the first time in history pro
fessional skaters will travel on a cir
cuit as ballplayers do.
The circuit is composed of Pitts
burg, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, St
Paul, Seattle, Wash., and Portland,
Ore. There are big rinks in these
cities and joint skating and hockey
events are to be held.
Hockey has become a craze on the
Pacific coast and coast teams are
playing some of the fastest hockey
in the country.
The skater who is to be paid $800
a week more than the star ball
players get is Oscar Mathlesen of
Christiana, Norway. Harley David
son, so long devoted to roller skat
ing, will return to the ice game and
all the big champs, amateur and pro
fessional, are booked for big races
in various cities.
Fitzgerald, who is back of the big
boom in the ice sport, has been pro
moting skating events 27 years. Be
sides being head of the Western
ass'n, he is a member of the board
of control of the International ass'n.
He can tell the name and record of
every skater that ever appeared in
competition and anything else any
one wants to know about the ice
sport He's a human dictionary.
Walter Egg, star six-day bicycle
rider, owes his success to leg muscle
and lung power developed when he
was a boy and climbed over the Alp
mountains near his home in Switzer
Egg's physical condition is above
standard, due to the outdoor life he
led. He is always ready to start a
sprint in a six-day race, and when
some other riders starts one he is
never caught napping.
A few years ago Egg was working
in the Peugeot factory in Prance,
making bicycle parts.
Univ. of Chicago 20, La Grange 17.
Wisconsin 38, Beloit 11.
First Regiment 31, St Mark's 17.
Blue Island 35, Morton 9.
Bvanston 26, Hyde Park 15.
Lake View 16, Wilson "Y" 15.
Armour 40, Sixth Presbyterian 1C
U. S. EMBROILED WITH FOUR
Washington, Dec 11. World rela
tions of U. S. came to head today.
With Austria grave danger of sev
erance of diplomatic relations over
Ancona's attack was evident
With Prance dispute over shelling
of American steamer Coamo devel
oped. With England congressmen sought
to start vigorous action to break
down embargo on American com
merce. Apparent deadlock with Germany
over settlement of Lusitania inci
dent also loomed up with possibilities
of further difficulties.
Apprehension increased over Aus-tro-American
relations. Silence from
Vienna regarded as ominous.
.Publication of note which awaits
only official word of its delivery to
Vienna foreign office may make clear
reason for Austria's silence.
Relaxation of tension with Ger
many as result of Berlin's agreement
to recall attachees was marked. The
British and French embassies were
asked to arrange safe conduct That
it will be granted without serious
Levi O. Curtis of Omaha and Mrs.
Margaret Shreve of Brownsville,
Neb., eloped recently to the Omaha
license bureau, then returned home
and begged forgivenness of their
children, pleading that they were
only 73 and didn't know any better