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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 21, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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proposal is flot likely to go through.
George Chip, Newcastle middle
weight, outfought Al McCoy in a ten
round bout at New York. Chip was
the aggressor throughout and inflict
ed severe punishment
Ted Lewis and Jack Britton fought
a ten-round draw at Buffalo. Lewis
overcame a lead Britton secured in
the early rounds.
At the I. A. C. indoor track and field
meet Wallace Fey tof La Grange high
school scaled the 40-yard high hur
dles in 5 2-5 seconds, a fifth better
than the old Central A. A. U. record.
Irving Mahl, Columbian A. C, St
Louis, tied the 40-yard dash mark,
4 3-5 seconds, and Floyd Smart, for
mer La Grange high athlete, did the
40-yard low hurdles in 5 seconds
flat, three-fifths of a second better
than the former record. Fay also
landed second in the 40-yard low
hurdles and 40-yard dash.
The international skating meet
scheduled for Chicago, Jan. 29-30,
has been called off, "uncertainty of
favorable weather" being the reason
given. It is understood, however,
that it was impossible to secure a
shelter for the ice flyers in Grant
park.
Louis Gertenrich is planning the
reunion of all old ballplayers who
have played ball on the prairies of
Chicago previous to the year 1895
to be present at a banquet to be held
at one of the largest amusement
places in Chicago about the first 'part
of March.
Gertenrich plans on niaking this
an evening never to be forgotten and
asks the hearty co-operation of all
old ballplayers to help inform and
get together their old teammates to
make this banquet a howling suc
cess. Music and many interesting fea
tures will be part of the evening's
program and moving pictures of the
banquet will be taken.- The oldest
ballplayer present will he honored
with a .grand prize, and prizes will
be given to each member present
representing Chicago's oldest base
ball club. A souvenir will be given
to each guest having a plate.
If you are an old ballplayer you are
wanted. Send at once to Lou Ger
tenrich, 3044 Archer av., the follow
ing information: Name, address, age,
date and oldest team you played
with; also names of teammates-you
would like to sit with, and whatever
you can contribute toward this
event, and further plans will be tak
en up with you direct If your cir
cumstances will not permit you to
contribute it will make no difference.
Your presence is desired anyhow to
renew the old spirit
John Heydler, secretary of the Na
tional league, is gathering facts
about the school for umpires which
is a part of the public course of Cin
cinnati, O., to advance the idea pf
having similar classes made a part
of school courses in every city in the
country.
Heydler's attention to the school
was attracted when students, in the
course of study, found discrepancies
Linthe rules, especially one regarding
laying out a diamond. He has made
frequent inquiries and the success of
the school leads him to believe it is.
a national proposition.
School officials of various cities
have pried into the matter with the
idea of starting classes.
The school was the idea of J. How
ard Renshaw, supervisor of recrea
tion on Cincinnati playgrounds. It
was approved by the superintendent
of schools and put through by the
board of education.
The purpose is to make umpiring
a profession, provide graduates with;
diplomas, just like lawyers and doc
tors, and prepare young man to
earn the good salaries paid compe
tent umpires.
The teachers are Billy Hart, for
mer National league umpire, and Bil
ly Carpenter, International league
umpire. Classes are Held one night
each week and the course runs 20
weeks. The teachers arO'eaph paid;
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