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NO NEW BOXING PUNCH
A boxing authority, comment
ing on tin; statement Unit well
known pugilists Introduced new
punches In bouts, nays; "There
are no new blows In boxing, and x
not likely ever to ho any, for the
boxers of today do not glvo nny
time to .studying the scientific ;
end of pugilism, and few of !!
tlieni use half the blown which T
were known to the clever men of
50 or more years ago."
WAS GREAT JOCKEY
Was Popular Idol Over Period of
Nearly Fifteen Years.
"Snapper" Garrison and Isaac Murphy
Had Many Followers Luke Black
burn Was Called Best Horso
Turf Has Known.
Haclng fans of the days when Jimmy
McLaughlin, "Snapper" Garrison and
Isanc Murphy were names as well
known In sporting circles as those of
Ty Cobb, Christy Mnthewson nnd
Orover Cleveland Alexander are today,
will dispute even now nn to which of
tho trio was the better jockey.
Many handed the pnlm to McLnugh
lln for the reason thnt he continued
n popular Idol over a period of nearly
15 years and even now Is a trusted olll
rial nt the trucks, being a patrol judge
for tho Jockey club.
McLaughlin, llkn a great number of
famous riders, was n pupil of "Father
1SIU" Daly and like all the rest thanks
the old martinet for his teachings.
McLaughlin had tho mount on the best
horses that raced between 1878 and
1802. In tho former year he went to
the Dwyers, and the foundation of the
fortuno gained by tho Brooklyn turf
men wan laid with the Hartford rider
piloting such horses as Luke Black
burn, Hindoo, George Kinney, Bramble
und Miss Woodford, all of which were
traffitd by Juntos Howe.
The late l'hlllp Dwyer always main
tained that Luke Blackburn was tho
best horso ho had over owned or seen,
and his brother, Michael, was equally
positive- In his claims for Hindoo.
"Blackburn was the best raco horso
I ever bow," says McLuughlln. "Tre
mont was tho best two-year-old. I won
13 races on him and never touched
him with tho whip. Hourless was as
good n three-year-old oh wo have hurt.
I liked Win because of his great speed
and tho easo with which he could bo
placed. Ho could stay, too. As n cam
paigner seuson after seasou Bonnier
would get my vote as the best of all
time. Flrenzl would be my cholco of
all tho mares, and I rodu many good
HOW H0LL0CHER MISSED WAR
Star Shortstop Was All Dressed Up
and Ready to Fight When Armis
tice Was Sinned.
k Charley Hollocher, bright star of the
Chicago Cubs last season, was In the
September draft. Then camo the In
lluenxii epidemic und the call for that
month and also for tho next was sus
pended. Hut about the tlrst of No
u'mb'T Hollocher, with a lot of others
of the "class of 1018," got his orders
anil he showed up, all dressed for the
part, oi) November 11, prepared to do
Ills bit for Undo Sam and that day
camo news of peaco ond cancellation
of the draft call.
So Hollocher does not go to war, but
stands ready for tho hnsebnll campaign
next spring. "Seems harder to brenk
Into tho army than It did to brenk Into
tho big league," ho snld, ns ho stood
around all dressed 'nnd nowhere to go.
Tho shortstopping star Is a will
ing "victim" of pence, however,
though he has one regret, Ho had
organized n ball tenm of St. Louis
draftees In tho en mo call with him
thnt ho says could have beaten any
thing In tho nrmy, with himself as
playing manager. He's really a bit
peeved that tho team will never have
Its chance now.
GIBBONS WILL RESUME RING ACTIVITIES
AND DESIRES A MATCH WITH MIKE O'DOWD
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Two Middleweight Pugilists Who Are Popular With Boxing Fans.
lleports from nn authoritative source In the West Indicate that Mike
Gibbons will resume nctKlty In the ring soon after the first of the year. Gib
bons will seek n match with Mike O'Dowd, the middleweight champion, with
the express purpose of winning the title.
Gibbons Iins been serving as a boxing Instructor In the unity and Is said
to be In splendid physical condition. Ho Is Just as skillful with the padded
mitts us of old. Ills punch has lost none of Its force and he has nil his
ancient speed, ,
When O'Dowd returns from France, where ho bus been serving In the
trenches with the other doughboys, he will bo one of the most popular of
American boxers. Therefore a match between Gibbons nnd O'Dowd for tht
title should be u mighty big attraction.
I' BOY MAKES BIG PLUNGE i!
Fred Schwodt of the Northern j;
high school, Detroit, national '
'.', scholastic plunging champion,
' demonstrated his superiority
'.', over the best of the New York J)
school plungers In tho pool of
1 1 the Central Y. M. C. A.. Brook- ;
;j l.vn, where tho Knstem Inter-
'.', scholastic Swimming association ','.
I J conducted n meet for the benefit ;
I of tho united war work cam- ! '.
; J pulgn. Schwedt won the plunge ;
for distance with nn elTort of 74 ! '
; feet. This Is the best plunge ;
record for u schoolboy In the
; last two years. J
GOLF PROFESSIONAL HONEST
He Just Wants to Appear Big and
Important and Can't Keep From
Boasting About Himself.
Coining from a golf course, a visitor
said to it club member:
"Seems to me your pro Isn't play
ing as well as he Used to. Am I
"You're right, but I don't know the
reason," was tho reply.
Thereupon another member re
marked : "I'll tell you what's tho mat
ter. Tho pro has spoofed so much
about his scores that every time he
goes out to play ho has to try to eipiaV
those llgures. Hence ho Is continual
ly pressing, and naturally he gets
worso and worse.
"Ho Is a living, brenthlng example
of tho value of honesty In the game.
Now, understand me, I don't mean to
say ho exaggerates to Injure any
body. Ho Just wants to appear big
and Important and can't keep from
M'NICHOLS IS WITH INDIANS
Well-Known Chleagoan, Has Been
Appointed Traveling Secretary
of Cleveland Team.
Walter McNIchols, n well-known
Chleagoan, has been appointed trav
eling secretary of tho Cleveland
Amerlcnn League llasebull club, the
announcement having been mado b
President James Dunn of tho Indians.
McNIchols succeeds W. It. lllackwood
who has been with the Cleveland club
for n number of seiihons. Walter Me
Nichols Is a brother of Frank Mc
NIchols, formerly well-known ns a
player and seinlpro magnato and now
In business on the West side.
GETTING WISE TO BASEBALL
Scottish Sporting Writers Beginning
to See That There Is Some
thing In the Game.
Some of those Scotch sporting writ
ers are beginning to seo there Ix
something to ImM'Imll. A Glasgow
critic, after watching n game between
an American naval team nnd some
Canadian soldiers, wrote: "After all,
It Is rnthcr dllllcult to strlko u strenk
of white light with u pollcemnn's
baton, nnd when the fielders havo all
tho prehensllo certainty of our Simian
ancestors, It was llttlo wonder that
thoro was no scorlnsr."
MURPHY TO KEEP DICTUM J.
Poughkeepsle Trainer Was Anxious to
Give Stallion Another Trip Down
Directum J 2:01, will not be In
Will Crozler'a hnnds next season nfter
nil, hut will remnln In Tom Murphy's
stnble. The Poughkeepslo trainer was
so anxious to glvo tho stallion nnother
trip down tho grand circuit thnt It
was decided not to change "Jocku" at
BIG OFFER TO GLENN WARNER
University of Georgia Willing to Pay
Former Pittsburgh Coach
It Is reported that tho University
of Georgia athletic authorities have
offered Glenn Warner, eonch of the
University of Pittsburgh football
team, u salary of $10,000 n year to
I 4ui JAml t i &. vftjmc.. y .!
Coach Glenn Warner.
handle their athletic teams, effective
with the hprlng of 11)11).
Warner coached Georgia prior to go
ing to Carllhle and Cornell. Geoivla
Is a great rival of Georgia Tech and
plans an athletic revival on a big
SHORT SCHEDULE IS FAVORED
So Learns Bill Phelon as a Result of
His Interviews Clubs to Drop
A Into stnrt and an early closing for
next yenr'H major league schedules.
Five months of the game, beginning
May 1, ending October 1, und lenvlng
ample tlino for the world's series and
for the hpeclnl series which will sure
ly be demanded by the funs, with the
chnmplonshlp military team meeting
tho winner of the regular classic. A
schedule consisting of M0 games, each
club playing -0 games with every team
Instead of the former set of U" such
are the Ideas now prevailing among
tho magnates, according to Kill Hu
lun, who has done some Interviewing.
Long ago the clubs played 1-0 games,
then raised tho limit to 1-10, but soon
hoisted this to 151, During the time
between April 10 and May 1, the play
ers can lie conditioned under tho cli
matic zones In which they have to do
their regular playing, and considera
ble money can bo made by exhibition
games, Tho southern trips are not so
much In favor as In former days, und
at least half the clubs nro likely to
drop them entirely.
SEND DETROIT TIGERS SOUTH
Owner Navln Making Tentative Ar
rangements to Send Squad of
Thirty Players for Training.
Major league baseball next yenr Is
n cortalnty, according to Frank J.
Navln, president of tho Detroit club
of tho American lenguo.
So confident Is Mr. Navln that he
Is making tentntlvo arrangements to
tnko n squad of !10 players South for
training noxt March.
"Tho Tigers now In tho nrmy nnd
navy," Navln said, "nro Included
nmong those troops soon to bo demo
bilized, and there Is no renson to ex
pect thnt any of them will not bo on
hand when tho call for early spring
practice Is sent out,"
mWull I fir fan!' Wl
5 BRAND-NEW GOLF IDEA J
There's n golf professional t
t who marks every ball ho sells to '
' club members. When u caddy or t
t workman 'finds ono of these J
t balls ho turns It Into the pro, t
t gets 10 cents for It, and then col- J
' lects 15 cents from the member, '
t who gets his ball back. The past
0 season .1,200 balls were turned '
' In. On tho nssumptlon that the $
t member losing the ball would J
have bought another, nnd valu- t
i lug the lost ball at 50 cents, club J
J members saved 51,170. Cuddle t
made 5420 out of tho arrange-
ment und the pro 5210. '
IS SCORING EASIER
ON STRANGE COURSE?
Good Player Should Be Ablo. to
Shoot Good Golf Anywhere.
Professional Claims That It Is on His
Own Course That He Makes Poor
Showing Chick Evans Was
"A good golfer should bo able to
thoot good golf anywhere," says Jack
(long In Chicago livening Post. "It
Is fairly easy for an Intelligent man
to study his home course until he can
?o around It In respectable figures.
Ho has his own way of playing each
Individual hole and he can score
around 80 most nt tho time, but tho
rcnl ncld test of n player's game In
to try him on a course thnt he In not
familiar with. The finished player
will face any situation und come
through with the stroke called for,
ind It Is tho golfer who studies the
Came until he has the most Important
Itrokcs at his command who makes
tho real showing In our tournaments."
What will those &oy to this who
nssert that It Is often easier to piny
course for the first time than It Is
later when one comes to know It?
Didn't Gil Nichols, tho professional
(wasn't Jt Gil?), who explained not
'ong ago thnt n professional so gen
erally makes n poor showing In a
jhnmplonshlp held on his own course
because he knows the blamed links too
Anywny, Isn't It n fact that Chick
Evans bobbed up nt the Garden City
Golf club with a .12 for tho In holes
,n tho qualifying round of the 10111
imnteur chnmplonshlp, cnrdlng six fln
)n tho nine thus: It 5 :t -1 II !I 5 II 3 112?
That string of lis nn tho fourteenth,
Sftecuth und sixteenth wan one of tho
greatest achievements In medal scor
ng In the I'nlted States. True, that
rrent score of ,1D-:I2 71 was mado In
the second elimination round, his first
Then, ton, lie hud played over tho
rourso several times lieforo In prac
tice, so that the links could not ho
jnlloil absolutely strange nn In tho
:ase of Vardon and Hay, tho British
professionals, who In their 101.1
morlcan tour, would hasten from tho
:rnln to a eourso nnd often smash tho
ocnl record to smithereens.
Some day, perhaps, some golf
psychologist Hko Marshal Whltlatch,
formerly the Dyker Meadow chain
jlon, will tnko up tho question nnd de
termine Just how much Itifluenco tho
itrnngeness of a eourso exerts on a
player, either for good or 111.
HUGGINS GETS HIS RELEASE
Manager of New York Yankees Free to
Return to Civil Life Was in
They nro gradually sifting hnck to
bnscball. Miller Hugglus, who man
cged tho Yankees last Benson, linn
been released to civil llfo nnd him
retired to Cincinnati, where ho ex
pects to spend u quiet winter. Hug-
fjtns, because of age, had no chanco
to get Into nctlvo war work, bitt gavo
his services to the training camp ac
tivities commission and wus assigned
to tho naval training station at Pel
Hugglns Is an nttornoy by profession,
and practices law off and on during
tho winter months. His Yankees last
season did not flourish like tho green
bey tree, but ho had a lot of success
In St. Louis with tho Cardlnnls when
they wero owned by Mrs, Helena Hath
away Roblson Brltvon,
EDDIE NEARING HAD
TO DEFEAT BORRELL
His Captain and Crew Bet on
Him So He Lands Money.
8tory Goes to 8how Natural Rivalry
Between Various Branches of
American Military Service
Thoy tell n story nbout Dddlo Nenr
Ing, n middleweight boxer, now nbonrd
nn Amerlcnn warship, wiilch goes to
show the Intcnso natural rivalry be
tween tho vniloun branches of tho
Amerlcnn military service.
It seems thnt Nearlng's ship was
being held up nt u French port some
time ugo and thnt the members of tho
crew, including Near Ing, wero nllowed
to take n Jaunt to Purls. There, In
their meandering, they met up with
members of tho crew of nnother Amer
ican vessel which boasted of Joe Bor
roll, a former Philadelphia middle
weight. Tho nrgument regarding tho respec
tive merits of Borrell and Ncnring
waged heavy between tho crews, until
finally It was arranged that tho two
boxers would meet to settle tho dis
pute. Ncnring was not on hand when
tho discussion nrtso hut that did not
matter to the gobs. He was signed
up by proxy to battle Borrell.
On returning to tho vessel Ncnring
wns notified by the captain thnt n
match had been arranged for him.
"Who's the guy I'm to meet?" asked
"Whnt's the difference who ho Is?"
answered tho captain. "I don't remem
ber his nnine, but I do know that I
havo 100 posted on you nnd you'vo
got to como through und win."
Orders In orders In the navy and so
Nearlng Just had to heat up Borrell.
Incidentally ho avcd the cnptaln's
hundred nnd won n pile of change for
tho other members of tho crew, nil of
whom put their month's salaries on
Nearlng's chances. What could n fel
low do but win under such circum
stances? COMEDY FOR BASEBALL FANS
President of San Francisco Would
Hire Nick Altrock and Others
to Amuse Spectators.
After-war fashions will glvo us a lot
of new things In many endeavors nnd
It will bring new things Into profes
sional baseball, loo. Tako tho Idea of
Dr. Charles II. Strub, president of tho
San Francisco club of tho Pacific const
league, ns an example. The doctor
wants comedy mid "a little Jazz" In tho
game. Here's what he suggests:
"If I havo my way wo will Instill a
llttlo Jazz Into baseball out this way
next season. I want men llkn Nick
Altrock, Germnny Kehaefer and young
Sawyer, real baseball comedians, In
tho lenguo to put n llttlo llfo Into tho
sport. If I can I will get ono und pos
sibly two of these men for tho local
club to do utility roles and furnish
some fun for tho fans. Tho games
hero last year wero too dead. I want
a fighting ball club and a noisy one."
BEST OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Paddy Drlscoll, Former Northwestern
Star, Plays Sensational Game
Any question nbout .T. L. Drlscoll,
tho former Northwestern university
star football player, being ono of tho
best thnt ever played the gamo must
havo been removed when ho scored
six tnuchdownu nnd kicked six goals
for tho Great Lakes nnval training
station eleven against Itutgcrs col
lege. Ho furnished ono of tho best
exhibitions of Individual pluylng ever
eecn lu New York city.
BOB SUMMERVILLE IS HURT
California Heavyweight Boxer Loses
Leg Whllo Fighting tho Ger
mans In France.
Bob Summervlllc, tho Los Angeles
heavyweight, has Just written friends
In Los Angeles thnt ho lost u leg whllo
fighting the Germans. Ho was a mem
ber of tho early xlrnft contingent, be
ing sent to American Lake, und wus
among tho first of tho drafted raon
to Bet foot In France,
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