slamming the pill vigorously on the
barnstorming jaunt, but Doyle will
probably sift back into fourth posi
tion by the time the season opens.
Larry played for a portion of the
game and his ankle seemed much
improved. He covered more ground
than he did last Sunday and was not
afraid to rest some weight on his an
kle when at bat. He drove out one
single that sent in a run, walked lat-
. er "and counted on a double and ap
peared much faster on the bases.
Doyle should be in shape to play
at his regular speed when the sea
son opens. If he is the Cubs will
have a pretty good ball team, for
Larry has it in his power to make the
infield. Mitchell is preparing for all
emergencies, however, by ' giving
Wortman a stiff drill at the keystone,
and the former Kansas City youth is
showing well He relieved Doyle
There is some talk that Leslie
Mann on the bench except when a
southpaw faces the Cubs. But note
that this talk doesn't come from
Manager Mitchell. Mann, at the
close of the 1916 season, was one of
the best outfielders in the National
league and a consistent batter
against any kind of pitching. There
are other outfielders with the team
highly spoken of who are not in the
same class with Mann. '
The A. B. C bowling tournament
closed last night, with Chicago mak
ing its poorest showing of recent
years. Birk Bros.' took first place
in the five-man event, and the next
Chicago team in that division was
-the Little Bohemia in tenth place.
Satorius and Holzschuh of Peoria
took first place in the doubles with a
new record of 1,346. Ben and Nick
Budinger of Chicago rolled into third
place with 1,312, and Smorowski and
Lundgren were fifth with 1,290. Otto
Kallusch of Rochester is singles
champion with a score of 69S, one
pin better than Archie Rodee of Mil
waukee. Joe Shaw, in sixth place,
was the high Chicagoan, with a ,
count or 683. mil woir settled In
tenth place through a 676 total.
At the request of Benny Leonard
the ten-round fight he had scheduled
for tonight with Fred Welsh in New
York has been postponed to April 4.
Leonard is suffering from an attack
The bill to repeal the New York
boxing law is making swift progress
in the Empire State assembly and is
now up for final passage.
Eastern colleges are making all
preparations to cancel athletic events
in case of war. The regattas, first on
the program, will depend entirely on
the action of congress next week.
Students of the various institutions
are preparing to join militia units.
Bowen lights 13, Crane 8.
Bowen bantams 14, Medill 11.
Phillips bantams 25, Tilden 15.
Englewood lights 16r Calumet 5.
In a private bout Joe Koska, the
Pittsburgh welterweight, knocked
out Eddie Moore in the sixth round
of a, vicious battle. Koska set out at
a fast pace and. had the 300 fans
standing on their seats. He closed
Moore's eye, in the third and put over
the finishing touch in-the sixth with
a hefty right cross to the jaw. In the
same show Eddie Murphy and Willie
Duffy boxed eight fast rounds to a
draw. Topping off the show, Jimmy
Duffy of the Collins A. C. earned a
decision over Jackie Burk in six
rounds. Koska left today for Hot
Springs, Ark., where he is to box
Monk Fowler ten rounds April 2.
The Lexington Athletic club will
stage its first 15-mile street roller
marathon on Sunday, May 13. The
course over which the race will run
has not been definitely decided, but
it will be in the vicinity of Crawford
av. and Madison st Entry blanks
may be obtained at the, Lexington
Athletic club, 4303 W. Monroe st.
Albert L. Hopkins appointed ass't
chief counsel of interstate commerce
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