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He looked fine, was at playing weight,
and, with a few days to limber his
right arm and brighten his eye for
curve balls, could start the season
and catch every day. And when they
get to Mineral Wells Ray will be as
hard a worker as the youngest re
cruit. Then some other athletes wonder
why Ray is a winning ballplayer.
The national commission has is
sued a rule that barnstorming trips
by big league ball players will not be
tolerated. Adequate punishment is
threatened for any athlete violating
George Wiltse, former Giant, has
signed to manage Albany of the New
York State league.
If you want to know just the condi
tion of Jess Willard, training for his
ten-round fight with Frank Moran in
New York, you can read the various
reports from New York critics and
take your choice. None of them seem
Some say the champion is fit for
a battle right now and is making life
miserable for his sparring partners.
And then come some other experts"
and declare that the ex-cowboy is
hogfat and puffs like an L C. subur
ban engine after a couple of rounds
The most significant occurrence re
cently is seen in the conference of
the New York boxing com'n with
Promoter Tex Rickard, the purpose
of which was to see that Tex gets
proper protection from the scrappers.
This is a hint that the commission
does not feel confident there will be a
regular fight when the two men mix.
And the boxing commissioners have
seen Willard in training.
There is not a dissenting opinion to
the verdict that Moran is in proper
shape and is ready now. He is train
ed.fine and the only danger is that he
will go stale before the time of the
fight. From now until the bell he
will do nothing but boxing.
Willard is a good bit bigger than I
Moran, but in the past a good little 1
man has whipped a big man, and
Moran is no midget He is out
weighed 50 pounds, but his poundage
is in the neighborhood of 190, and
that means plenty of walloping power
in his gloves.
August Kieckhefer defeated Je
rome Keogh, 50 to 42, in a game of
the Interstate Three-Cushion Bil
Several changes occurred in the
standing of the contestants for the
national pocket billiard champion
ship in the tourney at the Inter
Ocean building. Clark and Blanken
ship now head the flight, each hav
ing four victories and one defeat
Yesterday's scores: Layton 100,
Greenleaf 68; Concannon 100, Chap
man 38; Ralph 100, Fink 62; Taber
ski 100, Petrie 27.
Chicago bowlers failed to do much
in the morning drive on the Toledo
alleys in the tournament of the
American Bowling congress. The
Leverenz five rolled high with 2,679.
J. J. Olson, Illinois A. C, shot a 300
score on the club alleys yesterday.
Loyola 24, De Paul 22.
Hyde Park 16, Bowen 5.
Wendell Phillips 28, Englewood 12.
Lane 13, Lake View 3.
Evan. Acad 31, Evan. High 15.
Wells Park 20, Waters 8.
Madonna 12, McHale 0.
t Patricks 8, Ruby A. A. 1.
WOMEN TO MEET IN PROTEST
To show their disapproval of the
recent actions of the Thompson ad
ministration the women of Chicago
are going to hold a protest meeting
on March 18 in the Auditorium the
ater to draw up a municipal program
which will be presented to the peo
ple of Chicago showing what things
the women of this city would like to
see carried out
Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen is going to
be chairman and women represent
ing every class will speak.