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more remunerative than before, and
thus he was compelled to work his
way through school.
Oliphant waited on the table, did
odd jobs of janitor seryice and acted
as stationary fireman. 3e studied in
between and slept when opportunity
afforded, and then in due course of
time he graduated with a scholastic
record as brilliant as his feats on
track, gridiron, diamond or in the
Like other born athletes Oliphant
has nothing to brag about in size.
He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and
weighs 163 pounds, or eight pounds
more than he scaled while at Purdue.
Though a wonder in all athletics, he
is at his best at football, being the
last word-at drop and place kicking,
open field running and tackling.
In the preliminaries of the Nation
al A. A. U. basketball championships
in the L A. C. gym last night the
scores were: San Francisco Olym
pics 52, Omaha 40; Utah 34, St
Louis Columbian A. C. 15; L A. C.
49, Hamlin Maroons 26; Oakland 36,
Ripon 19. Central Independents,
Grand Junction, Osage, First Regi
ment and Englewood were eliminat
ed in the afternoon.
Tonight Utah vs. Olympics and
L1C. vs. Oakland are the games
carded in the semi-finals at the First
Bennie Allen was put out of the
running in the championship pocket
billiard tourney, losing to Blanken
ship, 100 to 80. Blankenship went
into first pace. Other scores: Wes
ton 100, Taberski 85; Layton 100,
Concannon 69; Ralph 100, Petrie 39.
B. Huesman, Cincinnati, rolled into
a tie for first place in the singles of
the American Bowling Congress at
Toledo with a count of 685. The
leaders did not change in the other
Rebel Oakes, manager of the Pitt-
feds last year, has signed to man
age Denver of the Western league for
the coming season.
St. Patrick won the first game in
the finals of the Knights of Colum
bus Indoor league, deefating Madon
na, 7 to 0. Dillon fanned 19 Ma
Red Faber will leave his home in
Cascade, la., today or tomorrow to
joint the White Sox in Mineral
Wells. The crack pitcher has recov
ered from an attack of tonsilitis.
of Buffalo, 50 to 22, in a eame of the ''M
Interstate Three-Cushion Billiard
Joe Mandot knocked out Monk
Fowler of Memphis in the seventh
round at Hot Springs, Ark. Mandot
had been staggered in the sixth
round, but in the seventh he rallied
and cut loose with a hot volley.
Marshall 8, Lane 1.
Hyde Park 25, Tilden 15.
Senn 12, Lake View 8.
Marshall 20, Schurz 6.
Lane 9, Lake View 2.
Wendell Phillips 23, Calumet 9. ,
Parker 14, Hyde Park 11.
Blue Island 58, Senn College 15. '
MAYOR ASKED TO SAFEGUARD
Yesterday Mayor Thompson, in "
offering the services of the mounted
police to the war department, asked
Pres. Wilson when he was going to
stand by the people to protect their
lives and property in Mexico. To'day
the mayor is asked the same ques
tion by South Shore Safety league
in a letter in which they asked him
to compel the Illinois Central railroad
to elevate their tracks through South
Chicago. Only 200 persons have been
killed by the railroad up to date and
ou liic league nanus us luiun wilal jJJM
the mayor has done or is goine to do "J3J
to protect the lives of the American
citizens of Chicago.
Rev. W. J. Boyd preached at Ocean
Park, CaL, on "Good-by God, I'm Go
ing to California." It's either a crack
erjack real estate boom or a terrible
yell of desperation