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are pitching at least three Innings
each, and they are beginning to put
something on the ball. Vaughn
seems to be even a better pitcher
than he was last year.
Jim had trouble over his contract
with the Cub management. He -wanted
considerably more money than
he was getting, as he had never ben
.Jfc efited by a wartime contract From
the way Vaughn is going about his
training and the - eagerness he is
throwing into the exhibition games
there is a suspicion he is working
under a bonus agreement, with the
promise of a sum above his regular
salary if he wins a stipulated number
of games. That would be a fine prod
t oBig Jim, who is prone to take his
work a bit lightly.
The infield is practically settled,
with Wortman, Saier, Doyle and Deal
in regular positions, though Doyle
.has not yet played in any of the
games. Wolfe is a comer, but he will
not displace Wortman at the start of
the season, at any rate.
Mitchell is making constant exper
iments with the outfield. Schick,
. Wolter, Flack, Mann, Williams, Ja
cobson and Smith are all getting a
crack at duty, the first five being
with the first squad. From that
quintet the three regulars will be
' All comedy is not confined to the
comic sections. The sport page that
pipes the information that Jess Wil
lard is all stirred up over reports he
is afraid of Carl Morris is doing its
share. The yarn is that a syndicate
behind Morris intends to make him
heavyweight champion, and the first
step is a match with Fred Fulton
And Jess is supposed to fear Carl
will flatten Fred completely and then
p force the champion to fight.
Ever since white hopes were firsi
invented Morris has been one of
them. There was a time when he
was taken- seriously, but he was
downed so many times that time is
forgotten. If Jess has nothing more
to worry him than Carl Morris he ,
can sleep the sweet, innocent slum
bers of a babe.
Gov. Whitman listened to a per
sonal plea from Les Darcy that he be
allowed to fight in New York rings,
but the governor's patriotism is un
dampened and he was adamant
against the Australian. Some insid
er telling the real dope on this bar
ring of Darcy might uncover a nice
story. Or a story that isn't nice.
Kid Williams, former bantam
champion, stopped Benny Kaufmann
in the tenth round at Baltimore. Wil
liams was victor all, the way.
Brooklyn has secured waivers on
Mike Mowrey and Ollie O'Mara.
O'Mara goes to Oakland of the coast
league and Mowrey is on the market.
Art Staff, Chicago ice marvel,
scored wins in the quarter-mile
and three-mile races in the ice tour
nament at Pittsburgh. Staff won
five of the seven events in two nights
John Olin threw John Freiberg of
Chicago twice in a wrestling match
at Council Bluffs.
- SheWff Davis, acting on orders
from Gov. Lowden, stopped a box
ing show at Streator, 111., last night
Maurice Flynn was billed as one of
Bob Roth, Cleveland outfielder,
signed a contract here yesterday and
will leave for the Indian camp at
New Orleans. Pres. Jim Dunn said
he had given Roth a boost over last
year. Bob has been working out at
Pete Kaufman of the El Roi Tans
averaged 240 in three games of the
Kood bowling league, establishing a
season's record for that circuit His
high game as 279.
Basketball Scores .
W.S. Browns 36, Kankakee "Y" 24.
Marshall lights 16, Senn .
Marshall bantams 12, Senn 10.
Lane lights 13, Schurz 12.
First National 32r Mont Ward 31
Jailor Davies, County jail, discon
tinued phone service in jaiL