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ference with Johnson, and then with
Charley Weeghman, but learned
nothing definite about his future.
Roger is fortified by a strong con
tract and isn't doing much worrying.
In the invitation swim at the I. A.
C. tank last night a trio of records
were smashed. Perry McGillivray
paddled 100 yards in 54 seconds, 2-5
of a second better than the old mark.
large banquet being planned for the
first of March.
Letters have come from old team
mates who are now judges, lawyers,
aldermen and business men.
Many contributions have been re
ceived, and it appears that the ban
quet will be all that is desired. It re
quires the imediate action on the part
of the ballplayers who wish a plate
reserved to send to Lou Gertenrich at
once their names and address, team
mates and whatever contribution
they can afford. Lou can be reached
at 3044 Archer av. All replies must
be in by Feb. 15, as arrangements
for further plans must be looked after
early to make this a success.
Jimmy Callahan, new manager of
Mike McDermotf s time of 32 seconds
in the 50-yard breast stroke was an
other world record, and Harry Heb
ner splintered his own record in the
100-yard medley, time 1:06 1-5.
Lou Gertenrich again calls the at
tention of the old ballplayers of the
Chicago prairies previous to 1895 to
send in their names and addresses at
once if they would like to mix with
baseball mates of bygone days at' a
the Pittsburg Pirates, says he may
have his players practice without
gloves in the spring.
Callahan says some players, after"
a winter of rest, are too' enthusiastic
and cut loose before they are ready,
running risk of putting their arms out
If players are forced to play with
out gloves they will slow down, says
the Pirate chieftain