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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West, Madison Street
Telephone Hnymarket 836
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
J. HOWARD BERRY PICKED BY EXPERTS TO
FILL JIM THORPE'S SHOES AT OLYMPICS
VETERAN IS OPPOSED
TO SHORTER CONTEST
Coach Jim Rice Believes Four
Miles Better Test.
"CHIEF" BENDER IS TO PITCH FOR NEW
HAVEN AND "CHIEF" MEYERS TO CATCH
Prei. and Treas.
READY& CALLAGH AN COAL CO.
133 West Washington Street
Telephone Main 4200
Branch Office and Yardi N. W. Corner 47th and Haltted Street
n Chicago Junction Rjr. Phone Yards 117 and 188
Chas. Molitor Machinery Co.
NOW and SECOND HAND
Iron, Brass, Wood-Working and Tinners' Machinery
MACHINE TOOLS, MOTORS, DYNAMOS, Etc.
Tel. Main 4540-4548
118-124 South Clinton St., CHICAGO, ILL.
Peterson Core Oil & Mfg. Co.
720 Stock Exchange Bldg.
Core Oil, Parting and Foundry Facings
Telephone Franklin 2763
PLUMBING and HEATING
554 West Jackson Boulevard
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
Jobbing Promptly Attended to
PHONE FRANKLIN 2960
J. E. RUSSELL
216 West Kinzie Street
POWER and HEATING PLANTS
STEAM and WATER FITTING
Phone Franklin 1661
WM. H MALONE, Preeldeat
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS
11 South La Salle Street CHICAGO
Car Shipment Oaljr
Rogeri Park 1458
AMERICAN SEWER & DIN CONSTRUCTION CO.
J, W. DEER, Pre, and Tree.
Practical Sewer and Drain Contractors
Water Plants Installed and Repaired
Concrete Catch Basin Blocks and Covers
Water Meter Vaults Complete
OFFICE AND YARD
2816 North Washtenaw Ave., CHICAGO
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Tim former pontntlilon chump of tho University of Pennsylvania, J. ITow
ard Kerry, bookbinder by trade, Is picked liy experts to tnkc the place of Jim
Thorpo In tlio pontntlilon nt the coming Olympic gomes. Ho Is n bookbinder
at his father's bookbinding "stobllshmcnt, of wlilch ho In n partner, at Phil
ndolphln, and ho says tlint ho would rather bo rhump bookbinder of the United
States tbnn nthloto. He also Iimh Interests In tho wholesale coal Industry at
which ho spends n few hours dally, In addition to nn hour or two on tho
Franklin field cinder track, after which ho loafs around "until tomorrow."
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CLUB TO BUILD HOTEL
Backers of tho Wichita Falls
Club In the Texas League have
n scheme that may be followed
by other clubs If It pans out
right. Because of shortage of
hotel accommodations In tho
Texas boom town, the Wichita
Falls people plan to build a ho
tel for home and visiting ball
players In connection with their
grandstand. There will be kitch
enettes, Indoor beds and every
thing for Mrs. Hull Player If
sho wants to make her homo
with hubby at the bull park.
LEACH WILL MANAGE M0KERS
Former Pittsburgh Pirate Star Has
Been Signed to Lead Tampa of
Tommy Leach, formerly with tho
Pittsburgh Pirates, anil last year cap
tain of the Shrevcport (Tomb league)
champions, has been purchased by
Tampa, of the Florida State league,
nnd will manage the Mokers.
STAGE REGATTA AT VICTORIA
Expected That Some of Greatest Oars
men In West Will Participate
In Big Event.
Some of the greatest oarsmen In tho
West are expected to participate next
summer at the annual regatta of tint
North Pacific Association of Amateur
Oarsmen, which will be held In Vic
toria. The last International regatta on
the Pacific coast took place nt Port
laud, Ore., In 1011. In past years tho
keenest competition has been between
Vancouver nnd Portland, but the en
trance of tho famous Coour d'Aleno,
Idaho, club for tho 1020 regatta has
brondened tho Interest.
SWIMMING RACES IN HAWAII
Duke Kahanamoku and Norman Ross
Slated to Compete In 100-Yard
Junior for Men.
Tho Hnwatlan branch of tho A. A. U,
has arranged two national swimming
events on April 17 nnd II). The tun
events ore for the 1020 100-yard
senior for women and the 100-yard
Junior for men. Duke. Kahanamoku
and Norman Ross will compete.
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Connie Mack prefers the collegiate
to tho f-nndlottcr.
Eddlo Murphy was the champion
pinch hitter of tho American league
Ed Barrow hangs right to his Job
as Red Sox nmnngen. Lots of faus
had him fired Inst winter.
Michigan has ten baseball players
available for this year's nine who won
their letters In piavlous years.
Miller Ilugglns, mnnnger of the New
York Yankees, still holds out hope of
signing Frank Baker, third baseman.
Mike Martin and Nick Altrock are
getting set to beat It for Tampa to
get things ready for tho advance guard
George Gibson wants to make sev
eral trades that he thinks will put
tho Pirates very much In tho National
leaguo pennant rare.
Plans for n new Georgia-Alabama
baseball league aro under way. A
12-pluyor limit and a maximum sal
ary of $1,500 are features.
The Louisville club Is going to give
Ail Thomas another, try at It. The
soldier left-hander has tho stulT and
may yot get it over.
Chicago fans aro willing to bet
Grover Cleveland Alexander wins
more games than any other pitcher In
tho National league this souhui.
Tho New York club owners put a
high value on the remarks of Ban
Johnson. All they want Is a half mil
lion for some of the things ho Is al
leged to have said about them.
"Hnl Janvrln, who was such n fall
uro with tho Nationals, will make good
this year, according to Branch ltlckey
of tho Cards. Janvrln will be with
St. Louis when the season opens.
Roger Pecklnpaugh has been keep
ing in great shape this winter and
hopes to get away to a good start
in April. The veteran startled lots of
folks last year by his brilliant work.
Akron (O.) Industrial firms arc
erecting a modern, up-to-dnto stadium
and athletic field for employees. They
lire back of tho purchase of the In
ternational leaguo baseball franchise.
Trls Speaker, Cleveland manager
nnd outfielder, was tho only major
leaguer to score flvo runs In a 1010
game. Ho did that at tho Polo grounds
on August 11, when the Indians de
feated tho Yankees, 10 to 0.
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"SIMON PURE" AMATEUR
"Chick natiey, tho wonderful
nll-nround athlete nnd All-American
halfback of Ohio Stato Uni
versity, will go down In history
ns n real amateur athlete. It
has Just come to light tlint nor
ley received numerous offers to
play nn professional football I
tenms during the season, hut f
that rather than stond to lose
his 'varsity letter ho (refused
Reduction In Length of Collegiate Race
Would Eliminate Alt Opportunity
for Strategy and Brain Work
by the Coxswain.
One of those who are opposed to
shortening the annual collegiate race
on the Hudson river nt Poughkeepsle
In Jim Itlce, rowing conch of Columbia
university. He believes four miles
Is n better test for the colleges nud
Is not so exhausting to the men.
Rice Is opposed to the reduction In
the length of the varsity race, despite
tho unanimous verdict of tho stonr.rds
nt their meeting for tho shorter con
test. The Columbia coach for many
years led the opposition to tills move,
nnd still mnlnlalns that It will not re'
suit In les physical strain on tho oars
men. He contends that the tendency
of nil crews will he to hit n high stroke
from the first gun nnd malntnln the clip
throughout the race. There will uo
none of the old strategy and no opper-
aj i Mt aV H
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Coach Jim Rice.
tunlty for brain work by either the
coxswain or stroke.
To prove his point that a fast three
mile race will be more wearing than
tho four-mile distance, Rice cites the
enso of Columbia nnd Cornell several
years ngo, when, nftcr ench crew had
"cooked" the other by a contlnuou8
spurt, Syracuse come to the fore anil
carried olT first honors. Under the
three-mile conditions, says Rice, every
crew will be "cooked" and at the end
of the race will be more exhausted
nnd worn than In the longer distance
A longer, Instead of n shorter, train
ing period will be necessary In his
Tho only beneficial result he sees
will be the likelihood of more crew,
entering the annual classic. Wiscon
sin, which three years ago untitled
tho stewards that It would enter n
crew In a three-mile distance only, Is
expected to take part In the 1020 re
gatta, and Rice looks nlso for entries
from the Pacific eo.tit, wlilch formerly
sent one nnd, sometimes two repre
sentatives. tOIES f
Springfield (Mums.) college Is Hie
latest to take up boxing.
Tho Unleiolty of Toronto may add
rowing to Its sporting activities.
Jack Dempsey, ns nn honorary mem
ber of the American Legion, was
knocked out In the first round.
Foreign tennis players opposed the
proposed changes In the rules of the
United States Lawn Tennis associa
tion. Mrs. Ronald II. Barlow, women's
eastern golf chumplon, north und
south tltlo holder, never took a golf
When tho site for tho Olympic
games for 102-1 is imminent Chicago
will bo among the cities seeking tho
W. B. Huey won tho nmnteur three
cushion bllllnrd championship by de
feating W. O. Cumpbell In the llunl
game nt Chicago.
Jimmy Wilde sings In a choir. Some
of the boys ho has faced In tho ring
decluro they heard beautiful singing
Just before ihey were curried out.
John W. Hr-lsinnn, for mony years
football coach at tho Georgia School
of Technology, will be head coach at
tho diilwrnlty of Pennsylvania for tho
next tin re ,enrs.
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The signing, of "filler' Meyers, former catcher with the New York Giants,
xneanH that the New Haven club probably will have the only lndlnn bnttcry In
orgnnlzed baseball next season. "Chief" Bender, veteran hnrler, was recently
signed ns manager of the team nnd will take his regular turn on Uio mound.
On the days he pitches Meyers Is almost sure to be behind thn plate.
Boh Emslle, veteran bnseball um
pire, Is a curling enthusiast In winter.
Northwestern university will not
have n vnrslty baseball nlno this year.
George Gibson of the Pirate, Is the
only new big league mnnnger this
Doctor Curlss hns succeeded Roy
ThnmiiH as conch of Penn's baseball
Clarence Twombly, Lehigh univer
sity nllilete, has been signed by the
Claude ("Lefty") Thnninx, Senttlo
pitcher, bus been sold to tho St. Louis
National league tenia.
Charlie Kbhets has announced thnt
he plans to give his bnll plnyers nn
Increase of ,i.1 1-3 per cent.
Kid Glenson nppenrs to hnve his
Job ns manager of tho White S'ox
cinched for this year nt lenst.
All the big league clubs hove com
pleted their lists of exhibition gnmes
on the wny from southern cninps.
Toronto will send Its baseball club
to Columbus, Ga.. to train for the
race In the International league.
Ferdy Schupp. former Olnnt stnr,
who Is now with the Curds, hns been
Indicted In Kentucky on a chargo of
Doesn't look ns If there will ho
nny court order thnt will prevent Carl
Mays working for the Yankees In tho
coming wnrm weather.
During 13 yenrs as a major leaguo
ballplayer. Kd. Konetchy of the Dodg
ers hns led the league six times as a
fielding first hnscmnn.
Tntum park, Miami, whero the
world's champion Reds will do their
spring training, boasts of n ground
whore homo runs nre unknown.
Fred Henry, Chicago American
League first baseman, has been re
leased to the Columbus,, Ohio, Ameri
can Assocatlon club.
Walter McCredle does not expect
Paddy Slglln to return to tho Port
land club. He figures that ho will
be good enough for the Detroit Tigers
Tho Syracuse Internationals will do
their spring training nt Tnrhoro, N. ('.
Going fnr Into Dlxlo Is getting to be
something of n habit with tho minor
Clevelnnd fans are hoping Trls
Speaker Is able to pick up Just one
more good pitcher. Tho Indians will
come close to winning tho lengue flag
If they get another llrst-rnte heavy.
Sticking to a time-honored custom,
tho Cnrdlnnls and Browns will engage
In n city series nt St. Louis prior to
the opening of the big league pennant
races. The first combat Is booked for
April 3 ut the American league park.
CARPENTIER TO RETIRE
Georges Cnrpentler, who won
tho heavyweight championship
of Kuropo by defeating Joe
Beckett, plans to retire from tho
ring nftcr his fight with Jack
Dempsey for tho world title.
"Wliether I win or lose In my
fight with Dempsey, I will havo
gratified my life ambition to
fight for the championship of
tho world," said Cnrpentler. "I
will he content to make It my
last ring battle and then retire."
LEADING TURF FIXTURE
Matt J. Winn, vice-president
and general mnnnger of the Ken
tucky Jockey Club, nnnounces
that the Kentucky Derby, one
of the lending Amerlcnn races,
this year will carry $30,000 In
added money. Heretofore It had
an added money vnlue of $20,
000. This would Indicate thnt
the Derby displaces the Prcnk
ness handicap, which carries
$2.",000 In added money, ns
Amerlcn's lending fixture. Mr.
Winn Intimated that the prob
ablo total value of the roco
might bo In excess of $.10,000.
MAY FIGHT WILDE IN LONDON
Jack Sharkey, New York Bantam,
Booked to Box Britisher In
Return Match In May.
Jack Sharkey, the New York bnn
tnm, who obtnlnrd a newspaper de
cision over Jimmy Wilde, the British
flyweight champion, In Milwaukee,
mny meet him In a return match In
London. Arrangements for the bout,
planned for next Mny, practically
havo been completed, according to
Dave Hughes, Wilde's backer.
ARMY IS PUSHING ATHLETICS
Plans Being Drafted for Departmental
Basketball Leagues Other
Sports Taken Up.
The eastern department of tho Uni
ted States army Is promoting athletics
on a largo scale. Plans aro being
drafted for departmental basketball
leaguo lu which teams of each post
and stntlon will compete. Sectional
winners will Milvo for mastery In
championship incuts. Boxing, wres
tling and other sports will bo conduct
ed In a similar manner.
RENAME CAPTAINS FOR 1920
Leaders of Five Enstern Colleges Hon
ored by Rf.Electlon -Tim
Callahan la One.
Flvo leaders or last year's eastern.
college footbnl) elevens hnvo been re
named for 1020. They aro Tim Cal
lahan of Yale, Kdword Kwen of tho
navy, Benny Bojnton of Williams,
"Bo" McMillan of Center nnd "Pord"
Lurkln of Swnrtlunore.
BOB F0LWELL MAKES DENIAL
Press-Picked Teams Did Not Repre
sent Red and Blue on Gridiron,
Tho charge made by Dr. Chnrles
Wharton, professor of athletics nt
Penu, that press-picked tenuis repre
sented the Red und Bluo on the grid
Iron, Is denied by Bob Folwcll, couch
of hibt .season's clevcu.