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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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jWho will take part in the week-long
grind at the Coliseum, beginning
Feb. 2, will arrive here tomorrow.
Some of the long distance pedallers
already here are practicing on the
A new indoor track record is ex
pected when Howard Drew of Cali
fornia and Jo Loomis of Chicago
meet in a special 70-yard race at
Jo Loomis and Howard Drew.
Madison Square Garden, New York,
Drew was beaten in the national
amateur meet at San Francisco last
summer and said he would never race
again, but went into training recently
and is said to be moving in his Olym
pic form, Loomis has'gone through a
special course of training for the
While some ballplayers will receive
salary cuts this year, with the war
over, some will continue to draw big
pay because, during war time, they
signed long-term contracts.
Joe Jackson, Eddie Collins and
Johnny Evers have good contracts
that have two years to run. Jake
Daubert has a nice contract that will
not expire for three years, and so has
The contracts of Ty Cobb and Wal
ter Johnson, calling for big sums,
will carry them through this year.
Records for a mile, compiled by
George Moreland, statistician, show
the automobile still the fastest of all.
The fastest time in which a mile
was ever covered is 25 2-5 seconds by
an auto driven by Bob Burman at
Dayton in 1911. It was a straight
away dash. The fastest time by an
aeroplane was 28 5-8 seconds by N.
Prevost at Rheims, France.
Other auto records: Speedway,
33:35 seconds by Burman at Indian
apolis in 1911; circular track, 46:20,
by Louis Disbrow at St. Louis in 1914;
standing start, 40:53, by Oldfield at
Dayton in 1910.
Outside of the auto and aeroplane
the fastest mile was made on a mo
torcycle, 36 seconds, by L. Humiston
at Los Angeles in 1912, and next
comes a mile in 37 seconds by the
Empire express train of the New
York Central lines in 1891.
Other mile records:
Trotting (Gelding) Uhlan, 1:58;
(mare) Lou Dillon, 1:58; (stallion)
The Harvester, 2:01; to wagon, Lou
Dillon, 2:00; under saddle, Country
Jay, 2:08; with running mate,
Uhlan, 1:54; teams, "Uhlan and
Lewis Forrest, 2:034; three abreast,
Bella Hamlin, Globe and Justina,
2:14; in races, Hamburg Belle,
Bicycling Motor paced competi
tion, Bobby Walthour, 0:59; against
time, Alfred Goullet, 1:51; competi
tion, P. a Hahir, 1:473-5;; tandem.
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