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That is the natural line of conver
sation, of course, but the challenger
is certainly a big man and will not be
overshadowed physically. He knows
less about the fight game than the
champion, however, which isn't
much. When the two get together
it should be a slam-bang slugging
match, unless a stalling affair de
velops. Certainly there will be no dazzling
Charley White is much disgusted,
he says, because Freddie Welsh has
stalled through negotiations for a
lightweight championship battle.
There was grave suspicion, however,
when a Denver promoter was here
that Charley's manager was also do
ing some maneuvering, and the Den
ver representative didn't hesitate to
say he was disgusted with both sides.
Charley is getting his share of the
coin and Welsh is getting his, and so
long as the public continues to kick
in, neither will wail very loudly sin
cerely if a championship match
doesn't come off.
Fight promoters in Baltimore are
trying to have fights of 20 rounds
legalized there. Johnny Kilbane,
feather champ, has accepted the
challenge of George Chaney for a
fight of that distance, but Baltimore
at present recognizes only the ten
Chaney is a rougher and is capa
ble of giving Kilbane a better fight
than any other feather. He will carry
large backing if the fight js pulled off.
For violating the New York boxing
law Ad Wolgast has been suspended
for six months by the Empire State
University of Iowa has signed
Howard Jones, former Yale player
and coach, to direct the Hawkeye
football teams for five and a half
years. He will take charge in Feb
ruary. Jones put together in 1908
the best team that represented Yale
in the last ten years.
Willie Ritchie, fighting as a welter
weight, whipped Eddie McAndrews 1
six rounds at Philadelphia. Ritchie
carried 145 pounds easily and was
fast on his feet. McAndrews was
Jack Dillon continues to bat 'em
down. He stopped Al Norton, the
California heavy, in the fourth round
at Memphis. Norton was floored
three times in the first round.
Benny Palmer will substitute for
Joe Mandot at Milwaukee tonight,
meeting Ritchie Mitchell. Palmer
recently outpointed Freddy Welsh at
Memphis, his home town. The
southerner has had little time to
train for the bout and did not reach,
Milwaukee until this morning.
Englewood M. E. 15, Christians 12.
Wellecos 86, Norios 2.
Bethlehem 17, Fort Wayne 13.
Evanston Acad. 28, St Mark's 19.,
Comets 54, Sacramento 18.
The call to arms in Europe has
been answered by athletes in every
branch of sport Some famous ath
letes have been killed in battle and
others have won recognition for
The most prominent to lose their
lives were Anthony Wilding, who was
a member of the Australian tennis
team which won the Davis cham
pionship cup, and John Prentiss Poe,
of the Poe family of Princeton foot
ball stars. Poe was a member of an
English regiment and just before his
death had been offered a commission.
He refused it saying he preferred to
fight as a private.
Georges Carpentier, champion
heavyweight fighter of France, has
been awarded a military cross for
daring work in the aviation corps.
Carpentier had several aeroplanes
blown away from him by German
shells and was injured, but upon his
recovery returned to duty.
George Hackenschmidt, former
star wrestler, is reported to be a pris
oner of war.
Jimmy Britt, British born, was
doing a vaudeville skit in Australia
in 1 when he decided to enlist Heis re