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rBASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
INTERNATIONAL WILL NOT STOP
Pop-eyed rumors and hectic reports
are going the rounds that basebaH
.parks will shut up shop in the event
the U. S. declares war on Germany.
President Weeghman of the Cubs
has already announced that expenses
will be curtailed in every way possible,
and players will have to accept the
salaries offered them or stay idle dur
ing the coming summer.
That the parks will be closed, even
sfeould hostilities come, is a far-fctched
dream. England put the hatches on
report to a certain extent during the
first year oiwar, but opened up a bit
"when it was discovered peoaje needed
Fsome amusement to take their minds
poff the horrors of war.
Also, it is not probable we would get
into war in any way except on the sea.
Oar army would hardly be sent to
France to fight, and it is not likely
there would be any great call for vol
unteers, and certainly there would not
be a draft.
Baseball will do business at the
same old stand in 1917, no matter what
the outcome of the present national
I It is natural such wild rumors
j should fly at the present time, with
every one in the air, but save the ail-
ing grandmothers until April. They
will be needed then for a day off and a
Art Staff, Northwest Skating Club,
won the three-mile, half-mile and quarter-mile
races in the skating meet at
Saranac Lake, N. Y., yesterday, and
finished third in the 20-yard hurdles,
giving him uncontested claim to the
' all-round championship.
Knockout Brown and Jeff Smith
! have been matched to fight ten rounds
i in Racine Feb. 12.
Gov. Whitman of New York has
sent a special message to the legisla
ture uring repeal of the boxing law.
Steers and Thoma, Chicago, lead the J
doubles of the Interstate Bowling
tournament at Aurora with 1,231 pins.
Perry McGillivray won the 100-yard
Central A. A. U. swimming champion
ship in the I. A. C. pool. Time, 55 2-5
Dario Resta was crowned auto speed
king at a banquet at the Chicago Auto
mobile Club last night. Johnny Aitken
was awarded second honors and third
prize went to Ed. Rickenbacher.
Crane 17, Harrison 10.
Tilden Bantams 19, Parker 7.
Schurz 18, Senn 16.
Senn Bantams I4, Schurz 8.
Waller 17, Lake View 12.
Waller Bantams 18, Lake View 10.
Lane 20, Marshall 4.
Marshall Bantams 13, Lane 9.
Members of the Stewart Athletic
club's football team will be repaid for'
their efforts when they carried home
the 1916 championship laurels in the
145-pound division. The players will
be presented with a loving cup given,
by several well-known West Side busi
ness men at their seventh annual re
ception and ball, Saturday evening, at
the Voerwartz Turner Hall, 12th st
and Western av.
RACINE CARDINALS TO HOLD
FIRST DANCE TONIGHT
The Racine Cardinals, who made a
great name on the football field last
fall, have organized a large club and
again appear in the limelight at their
annual reception at White City ball
room tonight jYIaclay Hoync will
lead tne grand march.
The club has a membership of 300
and is only in its infancy.
The entertainment will be in charge
of County Com'r Frank Ragen, Aid.
JamesA. Kearns and Robert Pegram
and William H. Reid and Michael K.
Receipts will go to fit put baseball
and football teams. The clubrooms
are located a,t 56th sL and Racine av.