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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
UPSETS PROBABLE IN TODAY'S
BIG FOOTBALL GAMES,
By Mark Shields..
It will be surprising if there'are not
some football upsets today, consider
ing the games scheduled. Minnesota
is picked to beat Wisconsin, Hlinoiss
favored over Chicago, Michigan is
rated higher than Pennsylvania,
Princeton, as usual, is favorite
against Yale, Harvard is picked to de
feat Brown, and Notre Dame has an
edgeover Michigan Aggies.
It is beyond belief that the favorite
in each of these half dozen games
-will finish with high score. An upset
is easily possible in the Yale-Princeton
game, and the Wisconsin-Minnesota
battle is another that holds pos
sibilities of surprises.
Wisconsin has a good football
team, an eleven that does not de
pend on one or two men for its gains.
The Illinois-Chicago game looks
like, a certain victory for the state
eleven. Some stress is laid on the
fact that Stagg has had two free
weeks in which to work with his ath
letes and put them in shape for this
game, but the same goesjor Zupke.
and with greater emphasis.
All Illinois cripples have mended
their bruises and aches andthe reg
ular team will be intact.
Out in Evanston Northwestern
should have a comparative romp
with Purdue. Cigrand is the only
Purple backfield man on the hospital
list and he could play if necessary.
He is being saved for the Ohio State
Purdue is without the services of
Capt. Hake, who has a broken collar
Major league magnates and exec
utives do not look with favor on the
plan of the minor leagues to have a
five-man board of arbitration of their
own, to handle all disputes affecting.
the minor clubs, including controver
sies with the major organizations.
The minor plan would emasculate
the national commission, leaving,
that body to handle only disputes be
tween big league clubs when such
disputes come into the open, -Differences
of such a nature occur in
frequently and the commission
wfiuld have little work to-do.
Naturally, true majors do not in
tend to give up their hold over the
minors. The cruel war is. over and
the minors can take what is offered,
them or leave it.
This because both factions .go
along on the assumption that the
majorsdre very necessary to the
successof the minors, while the lat
ter are of little srvice to the big fel
lows. That is the exact opposite of the
real facts. Without a minor organi
zation working in perfect harmony
big league baseball would be a dis
mal affair. It would have no feeders
to draw from and no farms to work
Ban Johnson, who has arrived
back in town from a western trip,
is authority for the statement that
the minor plan will not be favorably
receive. He says the national com
mission will continue to handle its .
own affairs without assistance from
Strike talk does not upset the
American league president. He puts
little credence hi the idea that big
league athletes will submit theh-con-tracts
to officials of the Players' Fra
ternity before signing. All major
contracts, he says, are drawn in ccn-
formity with demands of the frater
nity and he does not believe that
body would try to fix salarierbecause
of opposition from - high-salaried
-For some time, the controversy
between the players and magnates '
will rage, Dave Pultz, Johnson, Tener
and various other peoplpe fanning