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customing themselves to a grass dia
mond similar to those in the Amer
At the present time there is no
fault to be found with the club. It's
. conditioning program is one of the
best ever worked out for a big league
outfit, and it is showing excellent re
sults. The men have not been over
driven, there have been no injuries
from unaccustomed exertions in hip
podrome games .played before the fel
lows had hardened their muscles,
and batting drill has been long and
diligent each day.
No regular or highly considered re
cruit is on the hospital list Eddie
Murphy, who was ill for a short
time, is again in uniform and the
squad is intact The pitchers have
not been driven. .
The right field scramble is still an
open event, the only position on the
team that has not been decided. El
dred, Liebold and Eddie Murphy
have the lead, with John Collins, for
mer guardian of the spot, trailing.
Murphy's ability on offense stands
out so prominently that his faults in
the field are being overlooked, and
he has an excellent shot at the job.
Eldred has as yet failed to develop a
throwing arm. He is a right-handed
hitter, which is to his advantage, as
Rowland already has an over-supply
of fellows who swing from the first
base side of the plate.
Too many left-handers are a dis
advantage in a league which boasts
the good southpaws to be found in
the Johnson circuit
Boston Braves beat Athletics, 9 to
4, in a game at Miami, Fla. Mack
used a raft of new men. John Evers
A knocked two safeties for the Braves.
" Joe Mandot laced Jim Minor in ten
rounds at New Orleans, scoring two
knockdowns, but lacked the punch to
put over a knockout Mandot was
ahead in every round.
The Public Parks Golf ass'n of five
Chicago courses will conduct an
open amateur state championship
tournament this summer at Mar
quette park. The date will be decid
ed later. The golfers supported the
proposal to require a 10-cent fee for
registration to use the Jackson park
links. The amount collected would
be used to keep the Jackson courses
in condition all summer.
The same system could be used
with good results on other municipal
courses, especially in Lincoln park,
where the park board hasn't the
money to do extensive work on the
greens. The putting surfaces there
are in a bad condition, but could be
fixed up for a comparatively small
Phillips heavies 38, Calumet 13,
Parker heavies 21, Hyde Park 20.
Lane lights 14, Marshall 9.
Harrison bantams 14, Senn 6.
Hyde Park bantams 27, Tilden 11.
George Halas, Chicago, has been
elected captain of the 1918 .Univer
sity of Illinois basketball team.
Jimmy Kilroy, North Side fight
manager, who has been in the hos
pital far two weeks as the result of
an operation, is convalescing rapid
ly and expects to go home tomorrow.
Jim plans a long rest to regain his
strength and threatens to again in
vade the ring in fighting togs if his
condition permits. Otherwise, he will
continue to handle the stable of am
bitious young fighters he has been
rapidly bringing to the front.
BUSY ON GARDEN PLANS
Perry G. Holden, chairman of city
garden committee, will appoint a
finance committee and plan board to
begin actual work on city garden
campaign, as he was authorized by
a group of prominent Chicagoans at
luncheon yesterday at Chicago Ath
Finance committee is to" supervise
raising of $14,000 to insure success
London. Food situation serious.
London will probably have two days
a week without meat or potatoes.