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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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dinals the Cub team pulls out for i
Pittsburgh to open their first road
game. Then they tackle Cincinnati
and finally St. Louis. Thirteen road
- games will be played, after -which the
Cubs return home for six contests
and then depart for a long eastern
Q jaunt.
When the South Side fans get their
first peek at the fast-traveling White
Sox tomorrow afternoon they will
glimpse practically all the old faces,
but they will be looking at the most
rejuvenated team in major circles.
The present series against the De
troit Tigers, the old Sox jinx, has
clearly shown the difference between
the Sox of 1917 and the old hair
brained, weak baserunning team of
last year.
Working against a handicap of one
run and the masterly pitching of
Howard Ehmke, the Sox never lost
their spirit yesterday. They kept on
hammering away at young Ehmke
' until the break came in the 8th in
ning and they cinched the game. Be
fore that only one regular wallop had
been made off the Tiger pitcher. That
was a homer by Joe Jackson.
Time and again the Tigers threat
ened Dave Danforth and the Sox
proved they did not need airtight
pitching to win ball games. When
ever Dave got into a hole he was
dragged out by some brilliant work
in the field behind him.
' An example of team work was giv
en in the ninth when Sam Crawford,
batting for Ehmke, doubled. The Sox
were only two runs ahead and only
one Tiger was down. The Sox figured
Crawford would try for the plate on
j. any kind of a hit by Bush. Bush came
W through with a clean single to right
Collins and Russell trotted half way
down to the catcher waiting to inter
cept Felsch's throw if Bush tried for
second. He held first and Collins
yelled to Russell to let the thrqw go
to Schalk. Straight as a torpedo it
went into Ray's mitt and "Wahoo
Sam" was out by an eyelash.
It is rumored that Freddie Welsh
trimmed Battling Nelson in a so
called boxing bout at St. Louis last
night During the affair all of the
latest and most popular dancing
steps were introduced by the contest
ants. The fight fans won first en
durance prize sticking throughout a
most uninteresting battle for Castle
dancing honors.
A new world's record for the 200
yard breast stroke swim was estab
lished last night during the meet be
tween the Hamilton club and North
western Univ. at the Hamilton tank.
White was the gent who cracked for
mer times when he rung up a 2 min
utes 36 3-5 seconds sprint. That is
2 minutes and 1-5 second better than
the record held by McDermott
Hamilton copped the honors of the
meet
Wanted A couple of good infield
ers. Must be good on the bags. Call
Monroe 6237 tonight, or visit 1727
W. Grand av. Sunday, 8 a. m. Be
ready for tryout
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PLAN BIG INCREASE IN CITY'S
ANNUAL REVENUE
An increase of about a million dol
lars in the city's annual revenue was
promised yesterday in a council sub
committee report which planned
methods for boosting license fees.
The sub-committee consisted of Aid.
Kerner, Block and Littler. The
finance committee will get their find
ings. After a study of the licensing hab
its of other cities; the aldermen de
clared that some industries and
amusements could easily stand a
heavier tax.
Among the activities touched in
the plan are: Movie shows, to be
taxed acording to seating capacity;
dance halls; junk dealers; garages;
nlilk depots; breweries; brokers;
bakeries and dealers in deadly weapons.
Dry Chicago Federation will ask
city council to stop liquor sale during
war.
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