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Telephone Haymarket 836
Specializing in West Side Real Estate
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133 West Washington Street
Telephone Matn 4200
Branck Office and Yardi N. W. Corner 47th and Haltted Street
ea Chicago Junction Rjr. Phone Yards 167 and 168
Chas. Molitor Machinery Co.
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Iron, Brass, Wood-Worldng'nnd Tinners' Machinery
MACHINE TOOLS, MOTORS, DYNAMOS, Etc.
Tel. Main 45404548
118-124 South Clinton St., CH1CAQO, 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
WML H. MALONB, FreMet
ROAD, FLUX AND LUBRICATING OILS
11 South La Salle Street CHICAGO
Car Shituneats Oaly
Rogers Park 1458
AMERICAN SEWER & DRAIN CONSTRUCTION GO.
J. W. DEER, Prei. and Treas.
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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JOHN EVERS TELLS
"In the world's series of 1014, when
I faced a tight pinch that stands out In
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from which point ho scored n moment later on nn outfield fly hit by .Too Con
nolly. Mornn's tally tied up tho game nnd we won It In the twelfth, which
wns started by Gowdy, who led oft with a double."
MILLION DOLLAR TEAM
The 1,000,000 baseball tenm
has finally materialized. Tho
Yankees, after paying $120,000
for Babo Iluth nnd many addi
tional thousands for other high
priced players, are tho first big
league club to hit tho $1,000,000
mark. Ivory Is keeping pneo
with sonrlng prices.
TO ESCAPE BATTING SLUMPS
Honu Wagner, One.Tlme Star Short.
stop of Pittsburgh Pirates,
Hans Wagner, alwnys the friend of
tho young player, nnd the consoler of
tho unlucky player, wrote something
worth while tho other dny. In a let
ter to a big league pal who had been
batting In tough luck, Ilonus wrote:
"I always found a simple way to cure
myself of batting slumps. When I
was going bad and simply couldn't hit
anything safe, I would find myself the
biggest, heaviest bnt Imaglnnhlc
some, huge plcco of timber that you'd
never think of using under ordinary
olrcumstnuces I'd tnko that up to tho
plate and I'd Just shove It at the bull
let the ball hit that big chunk of
wood and rebound nnd say, you'd be
surprised to know how often tho ball
would bound safo nnd how quickly
tho crash of tho wood ngnlnst the
leather would rcstoro your confidence I
Try It once nnd see If it doesn't work
out to perfection I"
FAVORING "KNOT HOLE GANG"
Action of Owners of 8t. Louis Nation
als In Admitting Youngsters
Each one must dccldo for himself
what business policy ho would best
pursuo in running a baseball team, hut
It may bo said that a lot of us feel like
commending tho ownership of tho St.
Louis Nntlonnls for organizing n "knot
holo gang" of hoys between tho nges
of ten nnd 10 years nnd approved mor
al character, for tho purpose of admit
ting them freo to locnl gnmes.
Those of us whoso parents could not
afford to glvo us entrnnco money will
recall with thrills our early experi
ences nt the knot hole. My own face
never got normal from the right eyo
squint hnblt then contracted, says n
writer In tho Milwaukee Sentinel. It
wns n great experlenco nnd many of
us will recall tho genuine excitement
of retrieving n ball and getting In to n
Thoso wero great days I
Tho boy of todny Is tho pntron of
tomorrow, nnd sn It Is good business
Judgment, If nothing else nnd wo pre
fer to think It Is something better to
let thoso boys In free.
ARCHITECTURE OF G0LP
The popularity of golf and tlm
courses has reached such pro
portions thnt it coursu of In
struction on tho architecture of
golf links has been milled to tho
curriculum at Massachusetts
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OF TIGHTEST PINCH
I wns a member of tlm Boston Braves,
my memory ns the tightest one of my
career," says Johnny Kvcrs.
"We were playing the third gnmo
of the scries with the Athletics. In
tho tenth Inning, after they had taken
their turn nt hat, the score was 0 to 4
against us, they having made two
runs, one on an error by myself and
tho other on what some have called n
"bono" on my pnrt holding my head
down with tho ball In my hand while
tho second run scored from third base.
"Boston enmo to bnt for tho last
time with .Too Hush pitching like n
demon and It looked dubious for us.
Ilnnk Gowdy started It off with n
homo run. Stalling sent Josh De
von; In to bat for James, nnd Josh
struck out. Then Moran drew a base
on balls and I was the nest man" up.
"I looked nt the first two, ns usual,
nnd they wero both strikes. The next
two Bush fed mo were balls, making
It two nnd two and, say, ho had some
thing on them, nnd It wns getting dark.
On the next hall pitched I took o
chance, gave Moran the sign to go and
singled to right, putting him on third.
AOTTS of the
Bill McGownu, International lengut
umpire, Is a newspaper muu In the
Grandstand scats will be GO ccntt
nnd tho bleachers -10 cents In the Vir
ginia lenguo this season.
Trls Speaker ndded another south
paw to Ills' staff when he purchased
Tlm Murchlson from tho Peoria club
The dispute between Joe Lnnnin and
Ilnrry Fruzco over Boston Bed Sos
money affairs seems to hnvc been set
tled. Fans of Beaumont, asked to select
a new nickname for the tenm, which
has been called Oilers, havo chosen
Duncan, who performed f well for
tho Beds In tho world's scries, isn't
counted upon yet ns a regular for the
Mora nnd moro ball players aro
taking to golf ns a means of keep
ing In condition In tho winter. Some
of them aro stnrs at tho game.
Georgo Dumont, sold hy tho Bed Sox
to tho Toledo club of tho American as
sociation, has notified Manager Bres
nnhan that he will not report.
When the Item of broken clubs nnd
lost bnlls Is considered, golf Is n pret
ty expenslvo pnstlmo for "Bnho" Buth,
tho Yankees' mighty hltsmlth.
Jeff Tesrenu, former Olnnt pitcher
nnd now couch of tho Dartmouth base
ball nine, will manage n semi-pro buso
hall team In Now York city this sum
mer. Tho Browni aro said to bo trying
to get BUI Bumlcr back from the Snlt
Lako City club of tho Const league.
Bill had a good season In tho minors
New York fans expect tho Yankees
to deliver this season, so It's going
to bo hnrd sledding for Mnnnger Hug
gins In case tho old gamo breaks bad
for his team.
Michael "Bunny" Dwyer, lending
batsman of tho Atlantic Const Ship
yards league lust year, has been sign
ed to play In the outfield of the
Georgo Gibson will havo n nifty out
field If Grimm makes good nt first base
for tho IMrutes. This will allow
Whltted to do outfield duty with Carey
Vean Gregg Is nnother veteran pitch
er who has decided that farm llfo Is
better than a berth In tho minors. lie
has passed up an offer to pitch for the
Bay Chapman comes forward with
tho statement thnt h has mndo only
two hits oft Bert Gnllln slnco ho faced
tho veteran hoxninn for tho first time
about flvo years ago.
President Flunk Mlley of tho West
ern Canada league announces tho
signing of three umpires .loo Dalley
of St. Louis, Con Daly of Chicago and
Beans llurldcu nt Saskatoon.
W. P. (Spike) Shannon, former ma
jor lenguo player, has been substituted
for Davo Altlzor as umpire In tho
Amerlcnn association. Altlzor will
umimgo a hull club In Aberdeen, S. D.
Wnlter Mayer, Washington catcher
was nil marked for n trip to tho mi
nors, being -slated for Minneapolis,
when Ed Glmrrlty decided to quit tho
Senators, and this kept Mayer In tho
mnjora for n long tlmo.
Connie Muck says that theyarnabriit
Bubo Waddell calling In all his out
firldera and striking out tho next
threo men at tho hat In n champion
ship gnmn Is n myth, lluho did It In
exhibit Ion gemes, hut not In u chum
LAST MAJOR LEAGUE
CHANCE FOR B, ROTH
Hard Hitting Outfielder Is Tough
Bird to Handle.
Unless He Becomes Domesticated This
Year His Career In Fast Com
pany Is Expected to Be
Bobby Both, hnrd-hlttlng outfielder,
recently traded to tho Washington
club by tho Boston ned Sox, nlong
with Shannon nnd In exchange for
Harper, Foster nnd Menosky, Is work
ing on his last major league oppor
tunity, according to advices from tho
stockholders of tho District of Colum
bia team. Both Is n tough "bird" for
managers to handle, but will become
domesticated this yenr or his major
league career will bo abruptly termi
nated by Clarke Grlfllth.
When the denl sending Both and
Shannon to Washington wns nn
nnunced, friends nnd advisers of Grif
fith rushed to the pilot to offer their
sympathies In advance of what they
termed u troublesome season. Both
undoubtedly wns painted In darker
colors than necessary. Grlfllth wns
given extenslvo information as to how
best to manage a confirmed "reculcl
trnnr." The advice wns accepted and
tlinnks tendered In payment for It, and
then Griff did n little forecasting on
his own hook.
"Both has n bad name," said Grif
fith, "but there will be no trouble be
tween us, I nm sure. Personally, I nm
not In favor of this practice of giving
n bnll player n bad nnme, and from
the first I nm going to unsure and
prove to Both that I will he his friend
bo long as lie does as directed and
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gives us his best work. I feel that 1
know something about Both. I have
heard n lot about his grouches, but 1
nlso figure perhaps ho had u reason
for thoso grouches, so I will try tc
get rid of tho cuuso and let tho effect
tnko euro of Itself."
Both has sent word he wns well
pleased with his transfer to the Grif
fith organization, which shows ho will
sturt with a clenr nnd huppy con
science, regurdless of whnt dllllcultlei
muy crop out at a latter date. Both
Is one of the lending hitters In the
American league, und Is an e.speclnllj
American Olympic committee hns
asked for a ruling on rowing en
tries. Buffalo has been nwnrded tho 1021
tournament of tho American Bowling
English women field hockey teams
havo challenged Philadelphia teams to
u series of matches.
Tho cops of Toronto will again re
vive the nnnual track and Held meet
this summer, which wns discontinued
during tho war.
Now York Shipbuilding A. A., con
nected with tho big Gloucester (X. J.)
ship plant, has fitted up an athletic
Held for employees costing $7f,0tK).
Tho first dual athletic meet of any
kind between Syracuse ami Cornell
will bo the playing of the respectlvo
incrosso tennis In Ithaca, Muy 21.
University of Missouri plans an Im
mense bowl modeled after the Ynle
stadium, with a seating cupnclty of
40,000 to 00,000, costing about $:1S.-,000.
S. Kunugurl, Japanese marathon
runner, plans a breathless sightseeing
trip In America. A letter says ho
will attempt to run from Now York to
Stanford university Is about to ndd
nn exclusive athletic field for women
student. The section will Include
tennis, baseball, bnsket bnll and bund
ball courts In addition to hockey fields
und other athletic activities.
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DEMPSEY ONCE HEARD COUNT OF REFEREE
Although Jack Dempsey has lost to four different opponents, llireo of
theso defeats happened when the young challenger for the title was the raw
est kind of n novice. A one-round
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the ancient fireman took the count In the first round.
Dempsey has been defeated only once since ho became n ntar performer.
IIo met Willie Meehnn, the Cnllfornlu heavyweight, In nn exhibition bout of
four rounds, nnd the referee awarded Median tho decision.
In 1010 Dempsey wnn shaded In ten rounds by John Lester Johnson, hut
Instead of being u setbnek the remilt was u grent boost for Dempsey, ns John
eon wns an experienced fighting man, while Dempsey wns u mere novice.
Joo Tinker of the Columbus club
plans to make each Friday a free day
Georgo Stalling says his Braves
may not look good to the critics, but
that ho has hopes of them.
Association critics voto the league's
;chedulo for tho 1020 season a great
Improvement over those of past years.
"Pep" Young of tho Giants is having
trouble with his breathing apparatus
and may undergo nn operation on his
Amos Strunk has been named field
:nptuln of the Athletics. That Is like
being a general in a South American
Ono reason the Bed Sor let Bill
Lamar out was that ho Is a left-hand-ed
hitter, ns arc both Hooper und
The Brooklyn club offered tho St.
Louis Cardinals Pitcher Ed Pfeffcr In
exchange for Outfielders McIIcnry nnd
Jimmy McQunde, tho young pitcher
onder trial with tho Giants, Is u nephew
of Judge McQunde, ono of tho club's
Now that they admit they can't get
Bogcrs Ilornsby, tho Giants nro duo to
dig up another star to uppcaso the
Now York fans.
Ilughey Jennings Is facing his annu
al scarcity of hurlers. Glvo him a pair
of dependable slabmen nnd ho would
make things Interesting.
Mnnnger Molosworth of Birming
ham, has a young giant cntcher In
John Poters. He's 0 feet 2 Inches nnd
weighs over 200 pounds.
Pitcher Boy Mitchell, sold by Cin
cinnati to Sacramento, who has been
threatening to quit baseball for several
years, says It goes this time.
Walter Malls, who Is being touted
as a second "Bubo" Waddell on1 tho
coast, Is now coaching n busehnll team
ut the Davis farm, near Sacramento.
Fewstcr hns developed u peculiar
crouch at tho bat which Interferes
with his usually free swing, and us
n consequence his hutting hns slumped.
Columbia university will renew
bnsnhul! relations this yenr with tho
"big threu" Yule, Hurvnrd and Prince
tonfor tho llnrt tlmo In many years,
Cincinnati's "Boyal Bed Hooters" aro
talking of building n clubhouse, which
will bo open to players of the Cincin
nati team und visiting teams at nil
Toledo, Minneapolis and Columbus
aro tho three strong teams In tho
American ussoclutluu, Judged from
present mnterlnl, according to asso
Young brother of Ivy Wlngo Is try
ing nut with the Athletics. Ills In
itials nro A. II. and bo's very hesitant
about telling his first name, which Is
snld to ho Absalom,
No sooner hnd tho winter buseball
lenguo ended In Sun Francisco than
another circuit was formed for tho
summer months. Six teams will piny
a gamo every Sunday for 20 consecu
Tncomn, Wnsh., funs nro olated over
tho announcement thnt If buseball
proves a paying proposition this sum
mer In tho Pacific International
league, tho town may ring tho gong
In " Pacific const loop hi 1021.
knockout by the veteran Jim Flynn Is
the only real black mark on Dcmpsey'fl
Tho bout with Flynn took place nt
Salt Lako City In 1017. At that time
Dempsey wns unheard of In tho East,
nnd the result of the bout nttractcd
no attention, although It was consid
ered rather strange that the undent
fireman could find anyone who could
ho stopped so quickly.
Dempsey now denies that ho was
knocked cold. lie says that ho could
have got on hli feet before ten had
been counted, but thnt his brother be
enmo excited and threw In the towel.
Dempsey dcclnres that never again
will he allow u member of hla family
to net as second for him.
There Is nnother explanation of
this affair going the rounds that is de
cidedly less creditable to Dempsey.
Whatever the truth of the matter 19
probably never will bo known. Ono
yenr later Dempsey faced Flynn again.
Flynn was outclassed so badly that tho
match was little short of n crime, and
UNIQUE GOLF COURSE
Mncfnrlnno Park In West
Tnmpa has a unique nlne-holo
golf course which winds ncross
nnd nbout the driveways, tho
mole, the hnscbull diamond nnd
other features of tho seventy
ncre city park. The coutso Is
kept up by the city nnd no
ground fees nro charged. .
DOPE ABOUT PITCHER ELLER
"8hine-Ball" Artist Is Native of Mun
cle, Ind., and Began Play
ing In 1913.
Horace A. Eller, the "shlne-bnll"
pitcher, wns born nt Muncle, Ind., July
5, 1801. He began plnylng baseball
with the Champaign, 111., club In 10111.
The next spring he went to Danville,
111., und from there to Mollnc, III.,
where he plnycd two years. In 1010
he went to Chicago Whlto Sox on
trial, hut was returned to Mollno Into
In April. IIo Joined the urmy on the
Mexican border, wits reinstated In
baseball In September, and drafted by
Cincinnati. Last May ho pitched u
no-hlt gumo ngulnst tlie Curdlnuls.
SMALLER DIAMOND FOR BOYS
Joint Rules Committee Make Provision
for New Measurements and
Boys under sixteen years wero for
mally recognized by' tho Joint rules
committee of tho mnjors us n future
source of supply for the professional
ranks by provision for n smaller dia
mond and a lighter ball for tho young
sters. Criticism has been made In tho pnst
that youngsters often strained their
arms In attempts to throw the olllclul
bnll the snme distance as players who
hud attained their full muscular
Tho dlnuiond for hoys will he 82 feet
between bases Instead of 00 feet. Tho
pitching mound will be W) feet from
tho plate Instead of 00 feet (1 Inches
Tho bull will weigh four und one-hnlf
ounces Instead of flvo nnd ono-qunr-tor.
Copies of the regulations will be
sent to mayors mid playground direc
tors of American cities with u request
tho new ii'cnsuremcntH bo ndoptcd.
NAVY ENTERS OLYMPICS j
Plans to enter nthletes of tho
navy and marine corns In nrne- 5
tlcally all of tho Olympic games
to bo held at Antwerp next sum
mer havo been announced by
th' Navy Department. Events
for which teams will ho entered
include swimming, rowing, box
ing, wrestling, track events and