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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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new professional at the, Interlachen
club, Minneapolis.
Sargent, for five years instructor
to the nation's chief executives, Wm.
Taft and yWilson?-qn the' links at
Chevy Chase, Washington, says
Wilson is an enthusiastic golfer, but
his game consists mostly of knock
ing the little sphere about.
Before international diplomatic
relations became complicated Wil
son spent much time on the links.
Sargent often accompanied the pres
ident and instructed him.
Now the president does not get
much time for golf. However, he
manages to run out to the course
of the Washington Suburban club, a
short automobile ride from the exec
utive mansion. This is a nine-hole
course, and the president and Mrs.
Wilson can motor out there, play one
round and be back in an hour.
Taft, when president, was a mem
ber of the Chevy Chase club and
played all his games there. Sargent
opposed the former president in
many matches and declares he is a
really good player.
Presidents of the United States are
not the only high officials whom Sar
gent has taught He learned his golf
in England, where he was born, and
before coming to this country was a
professional at two of the largest
clubs in the British Isles, where he
showed many of the nobility how to
take their stance and handle the
clubs. He won the national open
championship in 1909 at Englewood,
N.J.
Finals in the Knights of Columbus
indoor baseball league will begin to
night, when Madonna, southern di
vision champions, take on St Pat
ricks, West Side winners, at Central
hall, 22d and Wabash.
F. R. Townley has been elected
captain of the University of Chicago
basketball squad.
Rankin Johnson, former Chifed
pitcher, ha:, been sold to Ft Worth
of the Texas league by the Boston
Red Sox.
Play in the National A. A. U. cham
pionship basketball tournament be
gins today at the I. A. C. gymnasium.
Following is the schedule for the pre
liminary round: 1 o'clock, Columbia
A. C, St Louis, vs. Chicago Central
Independents; 2 "o'clock, Brandeis
store, Omaha, vs. Chicago Engle
wood Christians; 3 o'clock, Osage,
la., A. C. vs. Illinois A. C; 4 o'clock,
Oakland, Cal., Y, M. C. A., vs. First
Regiment, Chicago; 5 o'clock, Grand
Junction, la., vs. Ripon College, Ri
pon, Wis.
Champion Bennie Allen ran 58 and
defeated Concannon, 100 to 42, in
the national pocket billiard tourney.
Greenleaf defeated Petrie, 100 to 82.
and went into the lead with seven
wins and two defeats. Other scores:
Ralph 100, Clark 71; Layton 100,
Weston 83.
Harry Forbes failed to pull off the
card of bouts he had scheduled for
his gym last night, the police noti
fying him he couldn't charge admis
sion. Forbes tried to stage the card
at another hall, but was turned
down. He says the people who paid
for tickets can have their money
back.
Jack Dillon whipped Gunboat
Smith in ten rounds at New York,
apparently working under a pull. He
cut loose at intervals and severely
laced the gunner. Smith did his best
fighting for a couple of years.
Hank Marino and Sykes Thoma
rolled into the doubles lead of the
American Bowling Congress tourna
ment at Toledo with a count of 1,279.
They had 897 pins for their first two
games.
Basketball Scores
North Division 15, Marshall 12.
Hyde Park 25, Englewood 5.
Wendell Phillips 29, Bowen 5.
Crane 21, Senn 18.
St Simons 12, Lawrence Hall 9.
Sckhart 26, Holstein 21.
That Mex de facto government
leaks almost as badly as the British"
blockade of KieL

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