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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 31, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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for Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo, Pitts
burgh, New York and Boston prep
elevens. Loyola has "piled up 277
points in six games and kept its own
goal line unsullied. The latest feat
was the defeat of Keewatin, 20 to 0,
the first game that school has lost to
a prep eleven in three years.
Ping Bodie batted .303 in the Pa
cific Coast league season, just closed;
Kenworthy of Oakland led, with .317,
and Bunny Brief, who had a trial at
first base with the Sox, hit .315.
Billy Miske, St Paul, outfought
Battling Levinsky in ten rounds at
NeW'York. Miske was outweighed
ten pounds, but was on the aggres-
The greatest drop kicker of all
Football critics fair to agree. They
point to the records of Walter Eck
ersall, Pat OTJea, Jim Thorpe and
Brickley. They call attention to the
long boots of George Capron and
John De Witt.
Then they declare the impossibil
ity of trying to pick one of these men
as the greatest
Strange that not one of these men
holds a world's record for goal kick
ing. Pat O'Dea held one for 17 years.
Then last season Mark Payne, an
unknown from Dakota Wesleyan, an
almost unknown college, booted a
goal from the 63-yard line, beating
'O'Dea's great kick by a yard.
Payne, however, could not be
classed as one of the greatest goal
.kickers. His form before that rec
ord boot had never been exceptional
and as it was his last year in college
football he never had a chance to try
O'Dea's 62-yard kick was made
Nov. 25, 1898, against Northwestern,
and won for Wisconsin. During his
entire football career O'Dea reserved
himself for kicking and seldom car
ried the ball or tackled a runner.
O'Dea is also credited with a 50
yard boot, one of 45 and many un
As a consistent goal kicker proba
bly none greater ever lived than Wal
ter Eckersalf of Chicago. Repeated
ly he kicked from three to five goals
in a single game, making five in the
Illinois game in 1905 and repeating
the trick in the Nebraska game the
same year. His longest kick was 45
A couple of years later Minnesota
producad the greatest star of her
football history in George Capron. In
one game, against Wisconsin in
1307, Capron kicked two goals from
the 45-yard line and followed with
one from the 30-yard line, a record
for long kicks in a single game.
In 1900 E. C. Robertson of Purdue
set a record that kickers are still
shooting at In a game against Rose
Poly he booted seven goals, all, how
ever from placement
Charley Brickley's five goals in the
Yale game in 1913 and his other ex
ploits in 1912 and 1913 give him a
place high in the goal kickers' hall of
Big .John De Witt of Princeton,
Carl Sprackling of Brown, Charley
Daly of Army and Jim Thorpe of Car
lisle were great kickers.
The credit for the longest kick in
football goes to J. T. Haxall of
Princeton, who scored a kick from
placement against Yale in 1882. Hax
aall stood on the Princeton 35-yard
line and booted the ball over the goal
posts 65 yards away.
MRS. DURAND SPEEDS FINED
Mrs. Scott Durand, owner of Crab
tree farm and provider of thorough
bred milk from pedigreed cows for
North Shore sassiety, was running
her machine 18 miles an hour
through Winnetka yesterday.
"Five dollars and costs," said the
judge to her.
"I was campaigning for Hughes,"
said Mrs. Durand in an attempt to
beg off. But she had to pay.
Russian government controls the
prices charged for prescriptions.