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wrestling champion, has been de
clared a professional by Harry Berz,
chairman of the A. A. F. mat commit
tee, and debarred from competition
in the annual tournament of the In
ternational Gymnastic Union, being
held this week. Hallas is said to have
issued a challenge to a professional
W Basketball Scores
I. A. C. 59, Whiting Owls 19.
Mystic A. C. 48, De Paul 18.
Lewis 39, Crane 9.
West Side Browns 20, Sinai 12.
Hinsdale 30, Morgan Park 24.
' Seward Met 29, W. S. Tigers 23.
Wells Park 36, Hamlin Comets 6.
Eckhart Blues 28, Sew. Whales 18.
First National 29, Naomi 23.
De Soto deefated Tonti, 7 to 1, in
a game of the Knights of 'Columbus
Indoor Baseball league.
Billy Miske, St Paul middleweight,
has canceled a bout he had for New
York next Tuesday because of an in
jury to his hand received in his fight
with Jack Dillon.
New York is becoming greatly in
'terested in Fred Fulton.
The big Minnesota plasterer has
jumped into favor with the fickle
New York public which expects him
to dispose of Charley Weinert in
short order and then tackle Big Jess.
Fulton possesses a wonderful left
hand, a dangerous hook and a vi
cious right cross. He hooks "his left
without shifting and is said to be the
first boxer to use the blow perfectly
since Kid McCoy.
If Willard is to box any one, for
the benefit of those who will pay
good money to see the bout, Fulton
had better be his opponent than any
one else. He is the only present day
boxer who approaches the Kansas
cowboy in size, reach and weight
Willard would smother most of the
others, just by his huge bulk, and
any other bout would be a burlesque.
But if the public expects to see Wil
lard lose his title to Fulton they will
be disappointed if the men are
matched over the 10-round route.
Willard is big, enough and strong'
enough to stand anything Fultdn can
give him over the short route, but his
age and his lack of condition would
undoubtedly tell in a marathon en
gagement The question of amateurism is up
Percy Haughton is an amateur
squash player. He enters tourna
ments in eastern cities and his right
as an amateur has never been ques
tioned. Yet Haughton coaches the Har
vard football team, for which, it is
said, he' receives something like $15,-"
000 a season; also he is president of
a professional baseball team. In ad
dition he is at the head of a sport
ing goods business in Boston.
There probably is a big difference
in the amateur rules of racquets and
tennis, for the national tennis body
is now considering ousting Mc
Loughlin and other stars who make
a living by selling sporting goods.
It seems that it is about time for
amateur bodies to decide on what
really constitutes an amateur andf
what makes a professional.
That present rulings are unsatis
factory is indicated by the discrim
inatory methods now being practiced
by amateur bodies.
The theory of amateurism comes
from England, where a sharp line
has always been drawn.
Amateurs came from the wealthier
families, many were nobles. Few of
them worked at anything. In order
to keep out the middle class rules
were drawn which practically elim
inated them from amateur competi
tion. Class distinctions should cut no
figure in American sport If a man
is compelled to work for his living it
should not bar him from competing
as an amateur. But if the line is to
be drawn closely, let it cover every
professional amateur in every
branch of sport