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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 20, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 14',
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Icy grounds prevented the playing
yesterday of the schedule of the Chi
cago District Soccer league.
With plenty of cold weather prom
ised plans are progressing for the
opening of the year's ice. skating. The
initial vent will be thie carnival of
the Sleipner A. C. at Humboldt park
New Year's day. The Northwest
Skating club follows with an ice
derby at Garfield Park, Jan. 16, while
a marathon by the same club will be
staged at Grant Park Jan. 30. Sun
day, Jan. 9, will find the Norwegian
Turners putting on a carnival at
Plans now in the making call for
an international skate meet Jan. 17
to 23, inclusive, at Grant park. This
meeting is expected to bring all the
best talent of the country, and the
ice flyers will be here for many of
the incidental events.
Training A. C. 13, Maple Leafs 0.
Crescents 5, Harrison Park 2.
Mike Conway, a West Side fight
manager, has taken over the man
agement of Bobby Tobin of Great
Falls, Mont, who has fought some
twenty-five fights in the wild coun
try. He is only 22 years old and has
been in the game for two years, and
in this time has had twelve knock
outs to his credit He has fought
them from 115 to 128 pounds. He
can do 122 pounds with ease. To
night he boxes Joe Berger, amateur
champion of this city. Tobin is work
ing daily at the Shakespere A. C.
with Johnny Coulon and is rounding
into fine shape and is sure he will
win from Berger by the knockout
route. If he does he will be ready to
box any one in the game from 122
to 126 pounds, barring none.
Conway would be more than
pleased to talk business with Ruby
Hirsch, Clement or Morrie Flynn,
and will box in private or before any
Mr. Conway, who lives at 2030 W.
Huron st, wrote all that himself and
says he means it
Batting alone will not win pen
nants, according to figures on fifteen
leagues. Only two teams that led in
hitting won flags.
St Louis of the National, Denver
of the Western and Terre Haute of
the Central each led in batting and
finished fifth in games won and lost.
Waco of the Texas and Olean of
the Interstate led in both depart
ments. The average of the heaviest
hitting team in standing was third
and the average batting strength
The Syracuse football team, which
just returned home from the Pacific
coast, traveled more than 10,000
miles during the season, breaking all
records. Notre Dame traveled 7,074
miles, winding up in Texas.
To play Princeton and return home
Syracuse traveled 704 miles. A gams
at Ann Arbor, Mich., meant 874
miles, then came the cross-country
tour. To Missoula was 2,436 miles,
to Portland, Ore., 879 miles; to Los
Angeles, 1,254 miles, then back
home. The team played 12 games.
CLAIM BULGARIANS SEIZED U. S.
RED CROSS STORES
Salonika, Dec. 20. Bulgarian
troops have seized American Red
Cross stores at Monastir, after tear
ing down American flag, according
to advices received here today.
Mrs. Walter Farwell, Chicago so
ciety woman, who was in Monastir
doing newspaper work, and Dr.
Forbes of Red Cross have been taken
into custody by Bulgarian officers,
American Consul Kehl of Salo
nika is preparing to appeal to Wash
ington on behalf of two Americans.
Speaking of the new verb, "to
ford," a Los Angeles vagrant, up in
court, defended himself like this:
"I'm just a poor, honest forder. My
wife an' I couldn't agree. I dug out,
and I've been fording around the
country ever since." Hale.