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license of the Racine A. C , it was
discovered, has expired and it cannot
be renewed within the next month.
In spite of that the Racine common
council had put its 0. K on the bout
The battle will be staged on the
original date, Monday, -April 17.
Herbert E. Vollmer, crack swim
mer of the New York A. C, lowered
the world's record for 220 yards Mon
day night in the N. Y. A. C. tank. The
young swimmer cut his way through
the water in 2:23 2-5. Perry McGil
livray of the Illinois Athletic club
Duke Pava Kahanamoku, the Ha
waiian swimmer, pulled a new tank
record for the 100-yard swim, doing
it in 54 3-5 seconds.
Roller skate stars, the pick of the
land, are ready to push off in the six
day world's championship race which
opens at Riverview tonight
Ralph Mulford, driving a Hudson,
set a new world's record for stock
chassis of the 300 cubic inch class
when he drove a mile in 35.12 sec
onds on the Ocean Beach speedway
at Daytona, Fla,
Al Toemmel set a new record for
the Bryn Mawr Bowling league by
averaging 234 2-3 for the Wieland
Dairys, giving the milkmen a double
victory over the Capper & Cappers.
Harvard beat the Red Sox 1 to 0.
Perfect field work on the part of the
college crew is the answer.
University of Georgia nine blanked
Michigan, 4 to.a goose egg. The Ann
Arbor boys only got two hits.
Other College Scores
Win. Jewell 6, Cent, of Missouri 0.
Emporia 7, Baker 4.
Virginia 2, Cornell 1.
Williams 6, Pennsylvania 4.
1916 TO BE PROSPEROUS IN
MINOR BASEBALL LEAGUES
By John H. Farrell
(Secretary National Baseball Ass'n.)
The outlook in minor league base
balldom is unusually bright and en
couraging. The industrial activities of the
country were never before in history
at the present height. The word
"prosperity" is written in large let
ters across the horizon of the nation.
The banking institutions of the
country are bulging with money;
capital is reaping a harvest; labor is
in demand in almost every line. The
steel and iron industries of the east
are running night and day. The crops
of the country ave broken all rec
ords, with the single exception of
The general business conditions of
the country indicate that the year
1916 will be one of unprecedented
prosperity, and the volume of real
wealth which it promises to add to
the resources of the country amply
justify optimistic expectations.
The balance of trade in our favor
has broken every previous record.
Baseball must necessarily participate
in the benefits accruing to the gen
eral business conditions of the coun
try. Players are signing contracts with
uniform regularity and only here and
there have we reports of "holdouts."
The unusually large number of
players on the market is primarily
responsible for this condition. We
expect to promulgate between 6,000
and 7,000 players' contracts during
the current season.
Internal dissensions arising in in
dividual leagues have been all about
straightened out, playing schedules
have been adopted and a thousand
and one minor matters adjusted, and
at this time all are ready for the
starting bell in a season which prom
ises to be unusually prosperous in
the minor leagues.
Coahoma county, Missouri, boasts
two rival sheriffs, one holding office
by right of election, supported by a
chancery court injunction, the other
appointed by the governor and back
ed up by militia, so the advantage
seems to depend entirely on the effl
r . - uniij stato troops in case
affairs come to a crisis.