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size of the pot has not been named,
but Willard will probably get $40,000
for his share of a half hour's work if
, he wishes to mix. Rickard will re
serve the right to name his opponent.
Figures in the hands of Ban John
son show that attendance in the
American league for 1916 increased
1,017,197 over 1915, when the Fed
eral league war was raging. This re
bound in one year was remarkable,
and is due to the" close race the A. L.
clubs, put up. Philadelphia lagged,
but St Louis, Nevr York and Cleve
landt drew great crowds where empty
spaces had previously prevailed.
These figures ' make a baseball
strike an empty dream. The game
is prosperous again and the players
know they have little chance of
standing out Time was when the
noble athletes were downtrodden,
but no longer. They get healthy sal
aries now and good treatment
The meeting of the American has
been postponed to Dec. 14, so all
owners can be present
The special meeting of the nation
al commission, set for tomorrow, has
-been postponed to Saturday. This
was on the request of President
Tener of the National. A new play
er's contract will be the principal
business before the session.
Dick Loadman beat Johnny Ertle
in ten rounds at Baltimore. The
Lockport man continually forced Er
tle to cover up.
Harry Creb gave Chicago K. O.
Brown a sweet lacing in six rounds
at Pittsburgh. Greb outfought and
outslugged the Greek, forcing him
to break ground in every one of the
OLIPHANT SCORES 112 POINTS
Oliphant of the army, the biggest
star of the season, scored more
points than any player on any big
eleven in the country and more than
any player on any team with the ex
ception of Gilroy of Georgetown.
Oliphant is recognized as the great
jest scoring machine of the season,
without taking any credit from Gil
roy, because he opposed stronger
teams. ' .
Here is the record of players who
scored 50 or more points'this season.
T. means touchdown; G., goals after
touchdowns; F. G., field goals.
.T. G. F.G.Tot.
Gilroy Georgetown .15 26 0 116
'Oliphant, Army ....13 22 4 112
Maulbetsch, Mich. ..12 21 1 96
McCreight, W. & J...12 7 1 83
Strapper, Ga. Tech. .13 1 1 81
Gerrish, Dartmouth. 9 19 1 . 76
Pollard, Brown 12 0 -0 72
McQuade, Georget'n.12 .0 0 72
Sprafka, Minn 11 0 0 66
Rafter, Syracuse ...11 0 0 66
Mueller, Cornell 10 0 0 60
Wyman, Minn 10 0 0 60
Hess, Penn State .. . 9 0 0 54
Baston, Minn 4. 6 18 0 54
Ingram, Navy 9 0 0 54
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RESTAURANT UNION WINNING
One of the most promising union
organization campaigns now being
waged in Chicago is that conducted
by the Miscellaneous Hotel and Res
taurant Employes' union, Local 874.
Already four big chains of restau
rants have signed with this union.
They are: Weeghman's, John R.
Thompson's, Messinger's and Ander
son's. Thompson recently sent out
a notice to all his managers that the
entire force must be unionized by
Dec. 1. Weeghman did the same not
The union is affiliated with the A.
F. of L., the L F. of L. and the C. F.
of L. In a few months the union of
ficials predict all the hotels, restau
rants and cafeterias will have signed
up. The union offices are with the
Chicago Waiters' ass'n, 115 W. Madi
son. This is also the headquarters
of the Chicago Cooks' union, local
865, and the Bartenders' union,
Average amount of sickness is ten
days per annum.