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JOHN U. SMYTH
716 West Madison Street
Telephone Hnymnrkot 83G
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
MINNEAPOLIS PITCHER WILL. ATTEMPT
"COMEBACK" WITH CHICAGO WHITE SOX
A prcnt ninny Chicago people besides' Owner Comlskey nnd Mnnngcr
Gleason think Unit the success of tho White Sox this coming year depends
AS BILLIARD PLAYER
One of Most Interesting Expo
nents of Green Cloth Game.
GEORGES CARPENTIER'S BID FOR TITLE
FIRST BY FOREIGNER IN RECENT YEARS
Should Jack Dempsey and Georges Cnrpentlcr meet In tho ring during tho
coming year, ns appears most probnblo, It will bo tho flrrt time since March
Pres. and Treas.
READY& CALLAGHAN COALCO.
133 West Washington Street
Telephone Main 4200
Branch Office and Yardt N. W. Corner 47th and Halt ted Street
on Chicago Junction Ry. Phone Yardi 167 and 168
Chas. Molitor Machinery Co.
NEW and SECOND HAND
Iron, Brass, Wood-Working and Tinners' Machinery
MACHINE TOOLS, AlOTORS, DYNAMOS, Etc.
Tel. Alain 4540-4548
118-124 South Clinton St., CHICAQO, 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, PrelWt
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS
11 South La Salle Street CHICAGO
Car Shtamaati Oaljr
Rosen Park 1458
AMERICAN SEWER & DHAIN CONSTRUCTION CO.
J. W. DEER, Pre, and Treat.
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
L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
Telaph.a. Weadih Mf
inrgciy upon tno pitenuiK strength or
tho tcnin. It wns learned the other
dny that both Comlskey unci Glenson
lire entertaining hopes that the needed
pitching strength will ho supplied by
none other than Rob Rtmvll, Minne
apolis southpaw, who en tno to tho
front ns a star in 1013, but suffered
trouble with his arm and last year per
formed ns an outfielder fur tho Minne
Russell Is to bo ono of tho thir
teen or fourteen pitchers who will bo
on tho squad to go Into training camp
nt Waco, Tex. Tor tho lost two yearn
or more ho hasn't been right. .Too
Cantlllon, who manages Minneapolis
and had Itusscll In the outfield the
greater part of last year, thinks Hob
Is likely to "como back." Comlskey
and Gleoson think so well of Cnntll
Ion's Judgment that they nro going to
give Rob a chance.
Just whnt hnppcneil to Russell's"
arm never has been tnndo known, llo
camo up In tho spring of 1013 ns tho
rawest recruit thnt ever woro n big
lenguo suit niul ho mndo good nt once.
Ho was ono of tho greatest pitchers In tho league before tho season wns over.
About three years later something happened to his arm. Expert surgeons said
It could bo cured with an operation. So far ns Is known, Itch hasn't had nn
operation, but he's coming back for n second trlnt.
He's such u good hitter, fielder, base runner, and all-round bnll player
that ho had no trouble In holding n Job In the outfield with Minneapolis, but
there Is no assurance he can hook the ball over tho plato ns he once did, He
might not be quite fast enough as nn outfielder to hold a plnre In the big
league, no It looks ns If he will have to regain his old-time form, or something
near it, as a plfliier In order to stick.
GUNBOAT SMITH IS SLIPPING
Confesses That Poor Eyesight Affects
Judgment of Distance Farmer
Gunb6nt Smith, who recently re
turned to San Francisco following his
defeat in Senttlo at tho hands of
Frank Fanner, says It's tho 1' cyo
that has gone bnck on him. Ho snys:
"I can hit as hard ns ever I could.
I know moro nbout tho game thnn
when I wns knocking 'em nil out, but
tho Judgment of distance It Isn't
Tho gunner was to have boxed n
second mutch In tho Northwest, but
his defeat spoiled that plan.
EVERS IS AFTER ROCHESTER
Former Major League Star Woufd
Like to Purchase and Lead Inter
national League Club.
John J. Evers, former Nntlonal
league second baseman and malinger,
Is said to bo nftor tho Rochester Inter
national league club nml ho would act
us malinger of the team If hu secures
It. Charles T. Chapln, chief owner,
hns had several propositions on for
sulo of the club In tho past fow months.
Last year Evers owned and managed
nn Independent team In Troy and Is
said to have iimdo somn money.
WILLIS SIGNS DRIVER TYSON
Newark Relnsman Engaged to Train
vnd Race Horses of Welt-Known
Herman Tyson of Newark, Del., ono
of tho successful rclusmcn over tho
hnlf-mllo course, who annually cam
paigns n winning stable over tho fair
circuit tracks, has Just signed n three
year contract to train and rnco tho
horses owned by J. Wirt Willis, u well
known horseman of Wilmington,
MGR. ROGERS NOW OWNER
Leader of Sacramento Team Joins
Forces With Business Men and
' Secures Control.
Bill Rogers hns acquired n lnrge
flnnnclal Interest In the Sacramento
team, of which ho has been manager
for tho past two seasons. Ho has
Joined forces with two prominent busi
ness men of Sacramento In tho pur
chase of tho team, and Is now a full
fledged owner. Rill will continue to
manage tho team In the field.
BEST IRISH RACING SEASON
According to Statistics Year 1919 Was
Most Successful In Emerald
According to Irish racing statistics
Uio'lOlQ season wns the most success
ful In tho Emerald Isle's turf history.
Never before had so much added
money been given for purses and plnte
at the different race meetings through
out the country.
St. Louis funs have quit agitating
n trade of George Slsler for Ty Cobb,
Bill McAvoy, who has been coach
ing baseball and bnskctbnll teams at
Lafayette, has resigned.
Some of thq holdout ball players
muy think they are worth half us
much as Hornsby, S.'i.'.OOO.
The Southern association will open
tho season on April 15, one day later
than the two major leagues.
Manager Fred Mitchell of tho Chi
cago Cubs Is enthusiastic ribout his
pitching staff for the coming season.
One reason why a ball player seldom
makes a good musician Is because ho
can't get any further than tho "do-do."
Boh Coleman, former Pittsburgh
catcher, has taken charge of the Mo
bile club of the Southern arsirlatlon.
Rubo Vlckers, cx-mnjor lenguo hurl
cr, has been signed ns manager of the
Kulnmazoo team of the Central league.
Everything comes to him who waits.
Maybe that Is why so many uru pick
lug tho Cleveland Indians to cop this
Walter Plpp has his Job nt first with
tho Ynnks waiting for him. Tho for
mer Catholic university fence buster
knows It, too.
Louis Gulsto hns notified owner Jim
Dunn of the Cleveland club thnt ho
would llko to play In tho Pacific Coast
league next season.
Cleveland fnns believe thnt this Is
Cleveland's year and decline to
change tho view becauso tho Yunkecs
grubbed Babe Ruth.
Manager Georgo Shillings of tho
Braves declares there Is nn chance of
John McOraw landing Rabbit Maran
vlllo for tho Giants.
For tho first tlmo In Its history the
Mllwaukeo club of the American As
sociation Is now owned entirely by
Tho Ynnkees hnvo somo pitchers
tlfcy could pass over In a trade, but
tho ones they want to lose uro not
wanted by rival magnates,
Jack- Coombs enn go In nnd pitch
a game or two for tho Tigers If need
be this season. Tho veteran has a
couplo of games In his system.
Manager Gibson of Pittsburgh says
tho Pirates hnvo tho fnbtost outfield
In tho big leagues In Carey, Whltted,
Southworth, Blgbeo nnd Nicholson.
Gnvvy Crnvath of tho Phils Is well
satisfied with his purchase of Mack
Wheat, n second string cntchcr of tho
Dodgers and a brother of tho famois
Bill Lenrd, tho former skipper of tho
Senttlo Northwestern lenguo team, has
been named manager of tho Astorln
team of the Pacific International
Roger Bresnuhnn Is all smiles over
tho several deals ho hns made nnd
does not hesitate to tell you ho likes
tho chances of his Toledo team In Uio
1020 association chase,
Mnnnger Gavvy Cravath, of the
Phillies, announces that ho Intends to
piny Cy Williams In left Held, Casey
Stengel In center nnd Emll Muesel In
right. Crnvath ivlll get Into tho game
only us a pinch hitter.
Distinguished Himself on Coming to
This Country by Defeating Willie
Hoppe Masco Shot Is
His Strong Point.
KoJI Ynmada, the little Jap from
Tokyo, the land that made the cherry
blossom famous, Is one of tho most In
teresting of billiard players. Ho left
Japan nbout 1010 and went to Ber
lin, Germany, to study medicine nnd
bacteriology and become a doctor, but
one of the germs called a billiard bug
got Into his blood nnd he became n bil
liard player Itmtcnd. He came to this
country In 1012 and entered a profes
sional tournament and Immediately dis
tinguished himself by beating Hoppe,
much to the surprise of everjbody, In
cluding Hoppe hlmelf.
Short of stature with a big mass of
black linlr, he moves nbout the table
slowly, never In a hurry, careful and
deliberate, and If he was ever nervous
Mr ' . SBksilB
mt '? tSSSSSSS
In his life nobody hns ever suspected
It. He takes his good and bnd luck
with nn cquol air of Indifference thnt
suggests u fatalist.
Yamadu's general style of play Is
something of the Hoppe system. Ho
does not spcclnllze In nny one thing.
Yamnilu uses n short cue of ID-ounce
weight. Ills stroke Is quick nnd short
nnd tmnppy. lie bends over In shoot
ing so that his chin almost touches
his cue. He Is a good executor. Just
before coming from San Francisco,
whero he now makes his home, In
playing red bnll In an academy there
he ran 03, which Is n record for the
academy. Rouge or red hall Is n
game where the player must ploy from
tho red bnll each time.
Ynmiula's one special outstanding
strong point Is tho mnsso shot. Even
the other players concede him this
distinction. Some of his fancy ex
hibition mnso shots nro nothing less
thnn wonderful. Ynmada has u pleas
ing personality, makes friends readily
and Is well liked everywhere.
The United States Golf Association
Is composed of -1011 clubs.
Johnny Griffith's boxing has made
a big hit In England nnd France.
The Boston Yacht club has a mem
bership of -120 and a fleet of 107 boats.
Wisconsin Athletic Association hns
been Incorporated to hold boxing
bouts In Milwaukee.
George Vernot, 18-year-old swim
ming wonder of Montreal, will itora
pete In tho Olympic games.
Sir Thomas Upton says he Is going
to win the American cup this time.
Thnt's what wo would call being an
MIko Collins, formerly manager of
Fred Fulton, Is ooe of tho Incorpora
tors of tho new Minnesota Boxing
club nt Minneapolis.
Jolo Rny devoted his tlmo to bnsket
ball this winter. Truck critics bellevo
It is nn Injurious sport for the cruck
runner to Indulge In.
B. W. Grlinth, hend of tho depart
ment of romance languages, of Buck
nell University, hns been appointed
uctlng manager of uthlctlcs.
Georgo Decker, coach of tho Penn
boxing team, has boxed with 4,000
Penn students three rounds each for
a totul of 12,000 since 1000.
Spacious athletic stadiums aro now
under consideration for Atlnntlc City,
New Orlenns, Ohio Stnto University
and tho University of Illinois.
According to estlmntes on contracts
already made, Willie Hoppe will earn
between $20,000 nnd 25,000 this year
from exhibition billiard matches.
22, 1803, that n foreign heavyweight
has been n serious contender for tho
world's championship In this class.
On thnt date Jim Jeffries knocked out
Peter Jackson In three rounds, and
while tho famous Australian negro
was but n shell of his former self,
ho still carried tho European heavy
weight honors. Tho victory gave Jef
fries the right to the world's heavy
weight title beyond dispute.
Juckson wns tho first Australian
heavyweight champion. Later ho ndd
ed tho title of English champion by
knocking out Frank Slnvln in London,
nnd when he entered the ring against
Jeffries ho wns tho holder of Euro
pean honors while Jeffries held un
disputed title to tho American cham
pionship. Jeffries' honors In turn pnss
ed to Jack Johnson, Jess Wlllnrd, nnd
on July 4, 1010, to Jock Dempsey.
Cnrpentler by his two defents of
Bombardier Wells nnd his lntest vic
tory over Joe Beckett holds tho tltlo
nf Furnnnnii rhntnnlnn. Klinnld tin
face Dempsey during the next few Georges Carpentler.
months tho French pugilist, who began his ring enrcor as n fcnUiorwolghr,
will bo tho first foreign heavyweight In soveral decades to enter tho arena
ngnlnst nn American with anything llko a fair chance of winning Uio world's
Eppn Rlxcy of the Phils Is being
sought by several clubs.
Fred Luderus will bo scon ut first
base with the Phils when the season
Tris Speaker declares he's In the
field 'for nny trades, but can't find nny
one to do business with.
Latest advices nro thnt the nntl
sedition hill does not make It a felony
to call tho umpire "robber."
"Give us n good left-hander and
we'll gallop." Is how Cleveland fans
figure tho coming pennant race.
It Is reported that Ed Klepfer, lead
ing American league pitcher In 1017,
will retire from bnsebnll this year.
Tho Cards beat Chlcngo, Boston
nnd New York to Pitcher Haines of
Kansas City, American association
Of tho 15.000 reserved seats nt Red
land field, nlrendy there nre but 1,500
left for tho opening dny. These nre
Ping Bndlo may have to go back to
the Pacific coast from which ho was
once before rescued. He'll go big out
Georgo Stnlllngs snys ho Is
through selling players. Ho Is In tho
market to buy but Isn't going good In
Connie Mack will keep both Bur
rus nnd Grlllln, his first bnso candi
dates, regardless nf the result of their
battles for first base.
Curl Shelby, n pitcher, who was
given n tryout last fall by Little Rock,
hos been given his unconditional re
leuso by the Travelers.
Rudolph Weber, a southpaw pitcher,
who has been playing semi-pro ball
around Benton Harbor, Mich., has
been signed by the Chlcngo Cubs.
A mcmorlnl mny bo placed by tho
major lenguo clubs ut Cooperstown,
N. ' whero Uio first game of baso
boll Is said to hnvo been played, In
Every club in tho Pacific Const
lenguo has mndo a bid to tho Now
York Ynnkees for Pitcher Bill Plercy,
but to nil Manager Hugglns has turned
a deaf ear.
Leaping "Daredevil" Dnve Altlzer,
veteran baseball player, has decided
to glvo the diamond game another
trlnl. Ho will Join the Millers at Min
neapolis tills spring.
Big time gossip has It thnt Jimmy
Callahan, formerly mnnnger of tho
Chlcngo White Sox nnd Pittsburgh
Pirates, Is In the mnrkol to purchase
a major lenguo club.
Geno Robertson, u St. Louis rookie,
In signing, his 1020 contract tho other
day asked that a clause be Inserted In
tho document assuring thnt he would
piny at least once per week.
Fred Fnlkenberg Is still In tho game.
Tho human string bean, as ho was
dubbed when he was hi the majors,
Is now tho property of tho Oakland
club of tho Pacific Coast league.
With Slierwnsd Mageo on first baso
nnd Terry Turner nt short, .Too Tin
ker's Columbus A. A. team will have
two of tho oldest players In tho busi
ness when tho season opens, yet they
uro both good.
Tho Michigan-Ontario leaguers no
doubt are expecting a largo session us
they hnvo doubled tho salaries of tho
president and secretury of the lenguo
nntl raised the umpires' salurlos to
$275 each monthly.
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FAMOUS COACHES ARE NAMED
Lawion Robertson, Jack Moakley and
Captain Moloney, Are to Pre
pare Olympic Athletes.
Fnmous athletic coaches mentioned
ns possibilities to guide tho prepara
tion of the United Suites athletes for
tho Olympic games nt Antwerp next
year ure: Lnwson Robertson, Unl-
Conch Jack Moakley.
vcrslty of Pennsylvania track conch;
Jack Moakley, who holds n similar po
sition nt Cornell, nnd Cnptnln Mo
loney of California, who conched tho
American athletes that competed In
tho Interallied games at Paris last
STRONG TEAM FOR SYRACUSE
Coach Tom Keene to Organize Four
Mile Squad to Compete for
Penn Relay Races.
Conch Tom Keene of Syracuse uni
versity, whoso cross-country squad
won tho eastern intercolleglato race,
will organize a four-mllo team for tho
Penn relay races May 1 next. John
Simmons, who finished first In tho
Junior nnd Intercolleglato runs, hns
been elected captain of tho 1020 har
riers. STUDENTS TO TOIL ON FIELD
Would Solve Labor Prpblem by Work
ing Two Hours Each Week on
Proposed Athletic Grounds.
More thnn 500 Washington nnd Lea
students hnvo signed pledges to work
two hours each week, between April
1 nnd Juno 1, on tho enlargement of
tho Wilson athletic field. Tho students;
will solvn tho labor problem nnd snvo
thousands of dollars for tho university.
HALIFAX WANTS 1924 GAMES
Permanent Olympic Committee Re
ceives Request From Canadian
City Other Bidders.
Tho permnnent Olympic commltteo
has received it request that tho Olym
pian games In 1021 ho held nt Ilnll
fax, Cnuada. Tho question will bo
decided at the games to ho held nt
Antwerp next summer, and soverul
countries nro expected to bo strong
JAPANESE TRIP ONLY RUMOR
University of Chicago Baseball Play
ers Not Invited, Says Assistant
Pnt Pago, assistant to Conch Stngg,
has denied tho report of n contem
plated Invasion of tho orient by tho
University of Chlcngo baseball team
next summer. Pago said tho Maroons
have not been Invited by tho Jnpaneso
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