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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 09, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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prevents him curving the ball to any
extent, and in his recent exhibitions
he has been compelled to rely on
speed alone. He tried it against St
Paul yesterday and was merrily
hammered. The Texan needs much
more hot weather before he will be
as good as he was in 1916. Without
Reb the team loses much of its
strength in the box, for, in addition
to pitching" his own games, he was
the ready little rescuer last season.
Right field belongs to Nemo Lie
bold, who has won the berth in a long
and vicious battle with some high
class rivals. Eldred has been official
ly declared out of competition, al
though he may be kept on. Should
Liebold slip, it is probable Eddie
Murphy would be injected into the
proceedings, with John Collins a
Jack Fournier has batted terrifi
cally for the second squad, but Jack
still has fielding faults which nullify
his prowess'with th stick. Rowland
' is still up against the old problem of
finding a defensive job for the
Frenchman where he can't do any
harm. And it can't be done.
Jack will remain as pinch hitter
Liebold lands, as a regular after a
long and heart-breaking fight. For
two years he sat on the bench, except
at infrequent intervals, eager for a
chance to shpw what he could really
do. The chance was denied him un
til things became impossible. This
year there was a new deal,rand" Ne
mo,' in a fair fight against an open
field, came through.
Liebold is, and always has been, a
remarkable fielder. He will hit well
when played regularly, will secure
numerous passes, and, can run bases
intelligently. And intelligent base
running is a large need with the
Buck Weaver poled three singles
and a double against St Paul, his
first good batting for some time.
The Wisconsin boxing commission
will consider Les Darcy today. He
refused a. match with Mike Gibbons,
arranged by Tim O'Sullivan, who, at
the time,, said he was the Australian's
manager. O'Sullivan - still says he
had power at the time to act for
Darcy, the, severance of relations be
tween the two being subsequent to
signing articles for the match.
It is largely a question of veracity
between Darcy and O'Sullivan. If
the commission decides in favor of
O'Sullivan it, is probable Darcy will
be barred from competition in Wis
consin rings for a stated period. This
will be a blow to Les, who wants to
make his home in Chicago and do
most of his battling in Badger in
closures. An effort is also being made to halt
the Darcy-Jeff Smith fight scheduled
for April 23 in New Orleans. Evi
dently Les does not stand well with
the dealers, which is a hopeless po
sition for a prize fighter.'
Riverview defeated Dreamland
roller hockey team, 2 to 1, at the
Riverview ring. Eglington scored
both Riverview's goals.
Tonti 20, Aquinas 16.
Perez 35, De Soto 9.
Innisfails of St Louis and Illinois
State soccer team played a second
1-to-l tie here yesterday. Both teams
played at high speed throughout the
Cubs 1, Minneapolis 0.
Sox 7, St. Paul 4. ,
Sox IL 7, St Joe 5.
Detroit 6, Giants 1,.
Toledo 6, Boston Red Sox 1.
Felix Colts 7, Queen of Angels 5.
, Cragins 7, Braves 3.
Mutuals 8, Grand Cossing 0.
Union Giants 6, Rogers Park 3,
South Jersey Farmers' Exchange,
a co-operative selling organization of
750 farmers, has declared stock div
idend of 100 per cent and 8 per cent
in cash. It did a total business of
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