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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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boosting for the South Siders, and a
big time is promised.
President Weeghman is going to
put the blanket on rowdyism at the
North Side park, and should have the
support of every fan who believes in
sportsmanship and decency.
There will be no more cushion
throwing after or during ball games
at the Cub lot.
W If necessary, Weeghman will stop
' the sale of cushions in his inclosure.
Or, he may ask for a larger police de
tail, and have every pad tosser ar
rested and hustled off to the nearest
The latter is the proper caper. It
doesn't seem fair that the major army
of fans, people who respect the rights
of others, should suffer for the short
comings of a small band of hood
lums. In the home games of the Cubs se
veral people have narrowly escaped
injury from flying cushions, and one
woman was knocked senseless and
severely cut by one of the heavy pads.
At the opening game Judge Kick-
ham Scanlan was hit in the back op
the neck "with a cushion, and he, too,
was knocked senseless.
Several other and betters ways can
be .found for the fans to demonstrate
their joy over a victory, and unless
it is found quickly there will be a
falling off in attendance at the North
No one wants to take a fern fan to
a place where she is in danger of
being beaned with a cushion, and
even the rapid members of the
stronger sex aren't nuts for risking
such an injury.
Weeghman is on the right track,
and should receive the support of all
P good fans in his endeavor. Pinch the
cushion throwers, and let those who
know what a cushion is for continue
to sit on them.
Again yesterday a bunch of fans
journeyed to the North Side park in
expectation of a ball game, not
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postponement. Some way should be
found of notifying the bugs when a
game is called off. It is a large prob
lem and requires some time to work
out, but Cub officials are seeking a
The Cubs are now above the .500
mark and against the western clubs
they should succeed in boosting their
total before the seaboard clubs drop
in for their first invasion. The east
ern faction so far looks more pow-
erful than the western end.
Cleveland drove Bob Groom out of
the box with a heavy attack. Low
dermilk passed seven and hit one in
three innings for the Indians.
In his last two games Walter John
son has been given 20 runs by Wash
ington, as many as he is used to in
ten battles. Frank Baker got one hit
in 17 tries at Washington. Judge,
Griffith's new first baseman, looks
like a good hitter.
Dutch Leonard blanked Mackmen
easily. Crowell was no puzzle to the
Cardinals got to Schulz in eighth
and ninth and walloped Reds. Bob
Bescher busted a couple of impor
Ever Hammer easily whipped Fred
Welsh in ten rounds at Milwaukee
last night, but what .good jS it going
to do him? Nine of the ten frames
went the way of the blond tiger, and
the other was even. Hammer tore in.
during every minute of the scrap
ping and put the champion on the de
fensive. A stranger could easily have
thought Hammer was the champion
giving a novice a lesson in how to
handle his mitts. But this is the old
ten-round game that the fans fall for.
It makes little difference to the
champion whether he wins or loses a
newspaper verdict in these abbrevi
ated affairs. His title is safe, it
draws the shekels and his bank bal
ance continues to mount
The fight did bring Hammer for
ward as a toppy battler, it will be
worth something to him at the bos