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Packey McFarland, our own Windy
City scrapper, is "m, again." That is,
Jhe wants to GET in again. Mac
would very much like to, get into a
fistic encounter -with Les "Darcy of
Austrian championship fame. He
seeks this sort of a battle as a "come
back." And Mr. McFarland thinks
he can "come" 0. K.
Doc Krone, as Backey's manager,
is .fuzzing around with news of what
his client would like to do. Among
other things, Packey would also like
to stage an affair with .Mike Gib
bons if the latter sees fit to step into
the ring with. him.
Joe Welling, local lightweight, has
been ordered by the Wisconsin ath
letic commission to appear Jan. 15
to answer charges that he used foul
blows in his bout with Ritchie
Mitchell at Racine several weeks
Roland Cioni won the two-mile
professional roller race at Dream
land rink last njght. Leon Kimm fin
ished second and Willie Blackbourne
Revival of horse racing in this
state is the purpose of a bill to be
introduced into the state legislature
next week by the -Business Men's
ass'n of Illinois. At a meeting of the
body in the Hotel La Salle Tuesday
the objects of the bill were explained
by Wm. E. Golden, secretary- The
bill will be known as "The confer
ence state racing bilL"
It provides for a state racing com
mission to control horse racing in
Illinois: It prohibits bookmaking.
Manager Bill Carrigan has stated
that he will not take up the manag
ing reins of the Boston Red Sox this
The Wisconsin state boxing com
mission has authorized Rhinelander
to have a boxing club hT a church.
The license will be issued to Rev.
Fred R. Wedge, one time a clever
jsrelterweight. The parson already
ALL SORTS BOXIN
has organized a boxing class amoi
his Sunday school
ing is not wrong in itself," Rev.
Wedge said. "The art of fighting
with mitts is a good thing for any
That Clhifi.acrn anri Mir.hicran will
clash, on the gridiron in 1918 is the &
pieuiuuuir-ui .rat x-uge, iciiuei ui
the Maroon basketball squad. The v
1917 schedule is already arranged,
but it is known that Chicago would
welcome the Wolverines back to the
conference with open arms.
The rumor, which has been circu
lated persistently, that Coach Stagg
is responsible for the breach and is
preventing Michigan from resuming
athletic relations with Chicago was
branded by1 Page as absolutely false.
Minnesota and other members are
also known to be anxious for Mich
igan's return to the Big Nine.
The organization of professional
football leagues similar to big base
ball circuits and the utilization of
big league parks as gridirons after
the basebal lseason. is over is a plan
that is being considered seriously by
An agent of a professional team is
in Chicago today and will confer
with Pres. Weeghman of the Cubs
and. Owner Comiskey of the Sox
Pres. Nawn of the Detroit Ameri
cans, Barney Dreyfus of the Pitts
burgh Nationals and Pres. Hemp
stead of the New York Giants are
said to be ready to aid in the venture. v
Promoters point out that profes
sional football made tremendous
strides last fall and
its baseball players
other sports, the
players as well as
stars could be secured. Towns men-
tioned as prospective members of
the new league are
Cleveland and. Indianapolis.
Refusal of C. A.
has come to stay.
rule -which prohib
participating in -
services of league W.
York, Columbus, .