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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 31, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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at the Haymarket Friday night in a
wrestling match. i
N. D. bantams 20, Parker 14.
"N. D. heavies 18, Parker 4.
Oak Park lights 16, Riverside 0-
Oak Park heavies 21, Lewis 18.
Morton lights 14, La Grange 12. v
La Grange heavies 19, Morton 15.
Crane 21, Joliet 17.
West Side Browns 29, Hamlin 28.
Naperville 31, Chicago 25.
Welles Park 28, Mohawk 2.
Marquette defeated Do Soto, 8 to
3, in a game of the Knights of Co
lumbus Indoor Baseball league.
Fooling the other fellow has been
almost as big an issue in determin
ing the issue of boxing bouts as the
relative physical merits of the fight
Quick thinking, combined with
ability and maybe a little unsuspect
ed trick thrown in, have turned the
tide of many a ring battle. v
Some championship have even
changed hands through a little trick
worked by an agile-minded fighter
at a critical momenta
A ruse which drew Bob Fitzsim
mons into Jim Jeffries' dressing
room before their Coney Island fight
perhaps had as much to do with Fitz
simmons' defeat as the beating he
subsequently took in the ring.
Fitz was a middleweight, and al
though he had never seen Jeff,
friends told him of the Californian's
immense physique, which brought
from him the famous exclamation,
"The bigger they are the harder
But when Fitz was enticed into
Jeff's dressing room a short time be
fore their bout on the pretext of ar
ranging details of rules, there is no
doubt that he was shocked at Jeff's
great bulk lying, dressed for the
ring, on a cot.
Fitz was a gamester and if he felt
any fear he kept it to himself, but
many of his friends believe that Fitz
knew he was beaten before he
climbed into the ring.
Jack. Johnson was a crafty strate
gist when cornered. His knockout
of Stanley Ketchell in the 12th round
of their bout at Colma in 1909 was
the direct result of his ability to
think faster than Ketchell.
Early in the 12th round Ketchell
caught Johnson on the point of the
jaw, sending him down for the count
Johnson arose groggy and stag
gering. Ketchell, elated, withy the
vision of the" heavyweight crown
within his grasp, rushed in to end it.
Johnson met him with a terrific
left to the jaw, knocking him out.
Johnson had been stalling.
Fitzsimmons pulled a similar stall
on Corbett in their championship,
fight in 1897.
One of Bat Nelson's great tricks
was to rebound from the ropes after
being knocked into them, surprising
his opponent into an opening and
combining the force of his blow with,
the impetus of the rebound.
A few months ago, Billy Wagner,
a -second-rater, almost scored a
knockout over Freddie Welsh by a
"You are losing your trunks,"
Wagner exclaimed and Welsh
dropped his guard and glanced down.
Wagner was too surprised to take-1
full advantage of the opportunity or
there would have been a new light
weight champion. As it was he stag
gered Welsh with a hook to the jaw.
New York. Henry Field, son of
Marshall Field, Jr., and Miss Nancy
Perkins, Virginia, get license to wed.
Wfil be married by Bishop -Hayes, at
home of Mrs. Chas. Dana Gibson,
aunt of Miss Perkins. She is 19,
young Field 21.
Baltimore. Mrs. Nick Longworth,.
formerly Alice Roosevelt, had clerks
and bellboys of Hotel Belvidere in
turmoil till they found cigaret case
she had lost in diningroom.
Ice cream parlors of Evanston
I have advanced all drinks 5 cents.