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Benton Case May Cause Split Today :Siki’s Reinstatement Means Much to Dempsey
SHOWDOWN IN SQUABBLE
IS SOUGHT BY HERRMANN
'Cincinnati Mogul Insists on Right to Use Southpaw
i
Who Made Unsubstantiated Charges of At-
I tempted Bribery Against Herzog.
*
TV T t'W YORK. February 13.—The determination of Augu>t Herrmann,
I\J Cincinnati club president, to force a showdown on the case of the
i A ” .Left-handed Rube Benton threatened to precipitate some trouble
lamong the National League magnates at their annual meeting today.
The Benton incident, club officials already in the city admitted, prob
ably will make a warm affair out of what ordinarily would have been a
tame meeting, with nothing but routine matters to receive atten-
Ition.
f Herrmann is here apparently to,
Irrake an issue of the case. Although I
fbe refused to discuss his contem
plated action before the meeting I
opened, he did say that he wanted the I
other league officials to tell him why j
Renton couldn’t rightfully pitch for '
his Reds, while he might do so j
for the St. Paul club with perfect ]
propriety.
Charles Herzog of Baltimore also is i
In the city, awaiting his quarrel with J
Renton, which originated in the tin- j
substantiated charge of the pitcher ;
In 1920 that Herzog had sought to
bribe him to “throw" a game, is said
to be at the bottom of the row.
Herzog had a lawyer to advise him.
The 192;! schedule is to be ratified
•nd a number of constitutional
amendments adopted at the December
joint meeting are to be acted upon.
The trade market wa.s said to give
■light promise of activity.
RAY FAILS OF RECORD:
IS BEATEN BY RITOLA
<
NEW YORK, February 13.—Joie !
Ray did not break any records at the j
71st Regiment games last night, in !
his farewell local appearance in com- j
petition this season, but few experts j
bad figured he would. It was too much j
to expect even the sensational Chi-;
cago runner to heat on a ten-lap •
track a mark for a mile and three- ;
quarters that he had set on an eight- \
lap oval last Saturday—a mark, by l
the way, that was ten seconds better;
than tho thirteen-year-old record of
George Bonhag.
What Ray did accomplish, was to'
better Bonhag's record for the second j
time in three days, this time by a i
margin of seven seconds. The effort, ;
however, was nor enough to bring j
him victory. A strong field had been:
allotted liberal allowances with the!
object of forcing the Chicagoan to
bis best* speed and the handicaps |
proved a bit too liberal in one case.
William Ritola.. four-mile-record hold
« r, making good use of his handicap
of ninety yards, finished about twen- i
ty yards ahead of the western]
whirlwind, and who, in turn, was fif
teen yards ahead of William Goodw in
of the New York Athletic Club at the
•nd.
P.ay’s time was 8.03 3-5 and re
markable at that for a. ten-lap track.
It was only three and four-fifths sec
onds slower than the record race he
bad flashed at the Wilso games on
Saturday, ami on an eight-lap track
the Chicagoan might have beaten his
own mark. He went after his field
with a great show of speed at the
crack of the gun and gained appre- ;
ciably on Ritola and the rest. hut. I
after traveling a mile and reaching ■
aixth place, Ray seemed to slacken
pace a bit.
Abel Kiviat. in his second attempt
• t an athletic "comeback.” showed
decided promise in one of the fea
tures. He failed to win. but he fin
ished full of running, a mighty close
second to Michael A. Devaney. title- J
holder, in the three-quarter-mile met- I
ropolitan championship. Content to |
lee the others set the pace for more
than six of the seven and a half laps j
Kiviat came with a rush on the final j
circuit of the track, moved up, from j
fifth place and actually oulfooted j
Devaney in tlie closing sprint.
Had he started his spurt a trifle j
sooner. Kiviat might have won. De- |
snite the fact that he was humped j
about 100 yards from fha finish, the j
former national champion w as only a |
little more than a yard behind De- 1
vanoy at the- tape.
Korea Murchison, who has been I
almost unbeatable in sprint races this}
season, scored another victory in the
seventy-yard handicap in seven and
two-fifths seconds.
MARDI GRAS HANDICAP
AT NEW ORLEANS TODAY
N'EW OR KEAN'S. February 13.—The
Business Men's Racing Association's
thirty-eight-day winter meet will be
brought to a close with the running
©f today's program, the feature of
which is the $5,000 Mardi Gras handi
cap. at a mile and three-sixteenths.
In which eighteen of the best horses
racing here have been entered.
The sport will shift tomorrow to
.lefferson Park to continue until *
March 17. Six races will be run daily.
The $lO,OOO I.ouisiana Derby will be
the feature of the closing day.
The horses nominated to face the
barrier in the Mardi Gras handicap
are: Setting Sun. Blarneystone. Sir
Thomas Koan. Rama. American Boy.
Fanloche, Olynthus, Ro\ ce Rolls. Cop
per Demon, Irish Kiss, Rib Grass, Cal
cutta, Best Pal. Parader, K.scarpol
lette. .lack Hare, jr., Day Kily and
Eulalia.
PROMINENTCHICAGOANS
SPONSORING MCE TIM
CHICAGO. February 13. —Seven ad
ditional prominent, Chicagoans have
been appointed to membership on the
board of directors of the Chicago
Washington Park Club, recently or
ganized and incorporated .as the par
ent horse racing body in Illinois, it
%as announced today. First drafts of
tho bill the club will sponsor be
fore tho legislature in hope of again
having the sport legally permitted
have been drawn, it was announced,
and probably will be sent to Spring-
Deld, the state capital, the last of
■his week.
Tho new members of the board of
directors were announced as; C. H.
Markham, president of the Illinois
Central railroad; A G. Leonard
president of the Union Stock
Yards and Transit Company;
Harold Foreman of Foreman Bros.,
bankers; R. J. Collins, former presi
dent of the Chicago Athletic Associa
tion: Garrard Wilson, attorney; Eu-
Seno Byfleld of a hotel company and
tto Lehmann, department store
ftwner.
A.do—ink Mrlaaiag club has been
| tW Jtelwnrtty_<oC^wit3hogn
SPtTKTS.
ALL GARDENERS IN FOLD
WITH SIGNING OF GOSLIN
I.run t.o*lin |* the latest addition
to the rank* of plnyers signed by
the Washington club. Goose hav
ing gone through the legal for
mality yesterday, when he ran
i down from his home in Jersey for
a conference with President Grif
fith.
Goslln, the leading hitter of the
Nationals Inst season, with a .324
average, and the only member of
the local array to flnlsh in the
charmed circle, completes the list
of live performers who are candi
dates for nntileld berths. Rice.
Wade. Fisher and McVamaru al
ready are In the fold.
SEVERAL STARS LOST
TO MICHIGAN TEAM
j AW ARBOR. Mich., February 13.
j Freshmen and members of Michigan's
} reserve foot ball squad reported to
| Coach Little today for the first of the
1 spring lectures that are to continue
j until April 5. when outdoor practice
■is to begin. Coach Yost will deliver
! some of the lectures on fundamentals,
'which are slated for twice a week.
■ The result of the recent examina-
I tions still is worrying some depart
! ments of athletics. Hockey and track
' squads are to suffer, as well as the
basket ball team and the swimming
i team may lose one of its stars. All
of Coach Fisher’s base bail men of
: promise came through, however.
I Lindstrom. hockey center, is ineli
j gible for the remainder of the season
: and several others are in doubt,
: Track Poach Farrell lost Xeisch. jave-
J lin and broad jump star and the
! swimming team will lose Jack Gow.
free style mainstay.
Birks’ ineligibility in basket ball
may cost him the captaincy next sea
son'. He was the only junior on the
I team and was declared out along w Ith
! Miller, Rice and Emery,
i ,
VIRGINIA GETS NEALE
TO COACH BASE BALL
CLARKSBURG, AV. Va.. February
13.—Earl H. (Greasy) Neale, former
outfielder of the Cincinnati Nationals,
has accepted terms with the Univer
sity of Virginia as base ball coach
of Ihe varsity team.
Neale, visiting his brother here.
:said the original agreement called
I for him to take charge next Sep
: tember with the start of foot ball,
but this was changed when he re
ceived a telegram from University
officials urging him to take up his
duties this year. He will report at
Charlottesville March 1.
Last season Neale was foot hall
coach at "Washington and Jefferson
I college.
NORTHWESTERN PLACES
BAN ON TEN ATHLETES
f
CHICAGO, February 13.—-Ten
Northwestern University athletes, in
[ eluding six swimmers, two wrestlers,
one track man and one basket ball
player, have been placed on the in
eligible list as the result of semester
examinations.
Members of the swimming team
declared ineligible were Henry Pen
field, Milton Beschwitz, Bob Phillips.
Art Winslow. Lester AVheeler and
Richmond Corbett.
Larry Horton, 175-pounder, and
Howard Berolzheimer, heavyweight,
were forbidden to enter the remain
ing - wrestling - meets. The track
team, which has been prexiaring - for
a meet with Minnesota Friday, will
be without its star weight man, Ole
Dahl.
The basket hall team lost Bob
Blythe, reserve forward.
BECKETT INJURED, FIGHT
WITH SMITH POSTPONED
LONDON, February 13—The fight
between Joe Beckett and Dick Smith,
iwhich had been, set for next Monday
night, has been postponed, in conse
quence of an injury to Beckett's left
hand. *
Beckett's physician says the Injury
will prevent him from boxing - for
some weeks.
SCHANG ACCEPTS TERMS.
N'KAV A'ORK. February 13.—Catcher
Wally Schang has accepted terms for
service with the A'ankees this year
and will go to -Hot Springs with
Pitcher Boh Shawkey next Sunday.
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THE EVENING STAR. WXSHINGTON, Uf.' 'C„ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1923.
“MY THIRTY YEARS IN BASE BALL”
BY JOHN J. McGRAW,
Manager New York Giants, Three Times World Champions —-
(K.leaaed Exclusively Through the North American Newspaper Alliance.)
Timeliest Hit Ever Made .
What Happened the
Day Merkle Failed to
Touch Second—Long
est Wallop on Record
Was Made by Babe
Ruth at Tampa .
IN describing the greatest hit 1
ever saw it is necessary to de
termine what constitutes a great
hit —its hearing on the result, or
the mere force of the wallop. The
several correspondents who have
asked this question did not give a
definition of what t hey con side red a
great or historic hit.
To me the greatest hit is the most
timely hit. That makes the answer
comparatively easy. The single made
by A1 Bridwell in that famous game
with the Cuba in 1908, when Merkle
failed to touch second, stands out in
my memory as the greatest.
That particular line drive won the
pennant of 1908, though we did not
get it. 1 have never weakened in my
opinion that the awarding of that
pennant to the Cubs on a technicality
was unjust. Bridwell’s hit really won
the championship.
Had Chjinee to Wlw Flag.*
Very likely fans of today remember
that famous incident clearly. There
were two out at the time and Merkle
was on first, with Harry McCormick
on third. Bridwell came to bat with
the chance of winning a pennant
staring him in the face.
A1 was not the least disturbed by
the importance of the moment. In
fact, Bridwell was one of the gamest
players I ever knew. We’ all had a
hunch that he was going to nail the
ball, and. sure enough, he did. It was
a clean line smack to center.
McCormick scored from third with
the winning run and then the trouble
started.
While T am on the subject, even
though 1 am a little ahead of my
story, this is a good place to describe
just what happened that afternoon
that day that still keeps an important
spot in base ball history. Here is ex
actly what happened;
Crowd Surge* Onto Field.
After Bridwell had hit the ball and
ANTI-DRAFT VOTE OF INTS
NOT DECLARATION OF WAR
BV JOHN B. FOSTER.
NEW YORK. February 13.—Action by tbe International League in
declaring formally that the owners will accept no draft-tagged
players from the majors cannot be said to be a declaration of war.
The action was called a great surprise by some folks. To others it
wasn’t any such enormous surprise at all.
So far as the International League is concerned, the draft question
is today in the well known state of status quo. The base ball situation
will begin for the members of the International exactly where it left off
for them at the finish of the season of 1922.
The Xnternationalers remain non
drafters and they are not going to
take\ any placers on their club rolls
to whom the strings of attachment
have been filed by major league
clubs.
Loud cheers from most sections of
the Pacific Coast BcagYiel
If the Boston or New Y’ork clubs
wish to send players to the Interna
tional teams they may do so. but
they wtll not be subject to the draft.
The International has determined to
retain its identity as it has existed
since the last major-minor agreement
was signed.
llefdHPd to Be Coerced.
The action is merely a declaration
of existence. The International has
decided it will not be bound by any
tiling which may be passed by the
major leagues which seems to be in
the nature of coercion. For the best
of reasons, as it appears to the In
ternational league owners, they can
get along without any more regula
tions to the national game than were
necessary in the season of 1932. and
they intend to go along without them.
For the moment it doesn't look one
whit as if the International folks
expect to back up until after the sea
son of the minor-major agreement
lias run out. and they may not do so
then. The minors do not have that
fear of the bogey man that they had
some seasons back.
The schedule adopted by the In
ternationals seems to be a pretty fair
allotment of .playing dates all around,
but the schedule will not be made
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McGRAW, AS HE LOOKS TODAY.
McCormick had scored everybody
started running across the field. Al
ways it had been customary to do this.
Merkle, like all players before him,
simply ran down toward second.
Having shown that he could have
reached the bag had he wanted to, he
turned off and ran to the clubhouse.
He did not really touch the bag.
though most of the players thought
he did. at the time.
In a moment there was consterna
tion. We saw Hofman throw the ball
in and make wild motions as if some
thing was to happen at second base.
It seemed that a similar play had
been made by the Cubs a week or so
before.
The ball went over toward third.
Pitcher Kroh. a substitute, ran out
and scrambled to get the ball. Joe
McGinnity. who also had run out.
grappled with Kroh. In the meantime
the crowd was surging and milling
about them and Johnny Evers was
wildly waving his arms at second
base,
MeGlulty Threw Ball Sway.
Joe MoOlnnity finally got the ball
away from Kroh and threw it into
the left-field bleachers. That’s why
1 always have maintained that no
play was made at second with the ball
that had been hit.
To get a picture of this confusion
vou must hear in mind that thou
sands of fans were running all over
public until the majors have their
fling. It is supposed to come out in
about ten days from today.
Providence would like mightily to
get into the circuit again but it is
generally the impression that Head
ing will go better this year. There
is capital behind the team sufficient
to carry it through and interest
promises to he greater, especially if
that hustler. Spencer Abbott, has any
thing like his usual success as a man*
ager.
Rumor has it that Commissions!
Landis will come east, arriving her!
in time to shake hands with the Na
tional League owners, who are hold
ing their schedule meeting here today.
It is not customary for the Commis
sioner of base ball to attend annual
meetings of the league unless he is
i .l viLtu to do so. or unless he has a
very special purpose and therefore
much surmise is on as to just what's
what. Most folks think he wants to
say something in the Benton case.
If so, then something is about to pop
that may take the lid off the bottle.
It is possible that the roots of the
Benton case lie far deeper than any
one who knows is wiVing to admit.
iCoprrifbt, 19113.)
COP GETS TTttPIEE JOB.
COLUMBIA. S. C., February 13.—E.
P. Alexander, Savannah policeman
and former ball player and pugilist
and boxing referee, has been appoint
ed an umpire in the South Atlantic
Association.
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tho diamond. Nobody seemed to
know what happened. Jack Hayden,
playing the outfield for the Cubs, had
run toward the clubhouse, thinking
the game over.
Finally Johnny Evers got the at
tention of Umpire Emslle, who was
working on the bases that day.
Hank O'Day was behind the bat.
Emslle walked away from Evers,
shaking his head to indicate that he
would not allow such a play. Evers
followed him for a short distance and
then he ran to O'Day, who had turned
away from the plate, walking toward
the stand, and was taking the extra
balls out of his blouse.
Nobody ever knew what decision
had been made.
Hank O’Day'a Explanation,
The next morning, the excitement
still being intense, several newspaper
men went down to the old Hotel Ash
land, where the umpires stopped in
those days. Ifito hotel is not there
now.
One of the reporters asked O'Day
to tell exactly what was his decision.
He said the runner (Merkle) was out,
because it was necessary for him to
touch second to prevent a forced play.
“But that would only leave the score
tied." tlie newspaper man suggested.
“Why didn't you order play re
sumed?”
v Why—why,” said O’Day hesitating
ly. “I called the game on account of
darkness."
I am giving tills conversation on
the authority of a sport writer, a good
friend of mine, who was present.
I have been told that O’Day went
to see Harry Pulliam, president of
the league, and such an explanation
w-as decided upon,
Decision Coat the Pennant.
In any event, that decision cost us
tlie pennant. We had a few- more
games to play, but that sort of took
the heart out of the gang. It finally
came down to a tie, with even Pitts
burgh having a chance. The game
between the Cubs and Giants was
ordered played over. In that game
we lost.
Mathewson pitched for us in the
play-off and Jack Pfeister started for
the Cubs, AVe got to Jack very
quickly, but Frank Chance was wise
enough to yank him out just in time.
He put in Mordecal Brown and the
Cubs finally won out.
So. with all those exciting events
following that single of Bridw r ell's, l
regard that as the greatest hit 1 ever
saw.
I have seen longer hits.
The longest hit I ever saw—and 1
feel pretty sure that it was the long
est ever made—was a wallop by Babe
Kuth in an exhibition game down in
Tampa, Fla., off "Columbia” George
Smith, who was pitching for tne
Giants.
Ball Traveled SST Feel.
I didn't believe it possible for a man
to hit a base ball as far as that. He
caught the ball squarely on the nose
and it started like an ordinary long
fly. Instead of coming down, though,
it kepi rising.
“My God!” exclaimed one of the
players, "where is that ball going?”
The drive cleared the field, a race
, track and then the fence. Interest
in its length was greater than In the
game itself. For the rest of the game
that was all we talked about.
To be sure of its length, a party of
newspaper men and players went*out
and measured the distance accurately.
That ball had traveled 58" feet.
?>lind you. that is just thirteen feet
short of 200 yards! Can you imagine
such a drive'.*
That hit by Ruth would have clear
ed the bleachers and the center-field
fence in the Polo Grounds. It was
easily the longest hit I ever saw or
ever expect to see.
Often I am asked if any of the old
timers like Dan Brouthers or Ed
Delehanty could hit a ball as bard as
Kuth. My answer is. "No.” I don’t
think a man ever lived who could put
!such force behind a ball.
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TENNIS CUP CHALLENGE
MADE BY GREAT BRITAIN
By the Aaaoclated Preas.
LONDON. February 13.—Great
Britain haa cabled a challenge to
America for the Davla cup, the In
ternational lawn tenuis trophy.
Great Britain will comopete In the
European group of contestants.
NEW YORK. February 13.
Great Britain’s entry for the Davla
cup tournament created unusual
Interest in tennis circles today, as
the British team will represent, for
the first time, the British Isles
only. freland has expressed its
desire to gain separate Identity in
sports aa well as politically, and
challenge for the Davis cap on the
same footing as other British com
monwealths.
The British challenge la the sec
ond to be filed for the 1923 Inter
national contest. India, which also
will play in the European zone,
sent Its challenge several weeks
ago. •
IDEM BEATS RICHARDS
INWjFIMPPIES”
BUFFALO, N. T.. February 13.
Bill Tilden, 2d. national champion,
won the final in the singles of the in
door tournament of the Buffalo Ten
nis and Squash Club, defeating Vin
cent Richards, 6—4, 4—6, 3—6, 6—3.
6—l.
The play was spirited and at times
sensational, although both w r ere un
der handicaps—Tilden from a recent
operation on his racket hand and
Richards from a fractured bone in his
right foot, suffered in the semi-finals.
Surgeons urged Richards not to play,
but he insisted on going into the sin
gles final, but forfeited in the dou
bles.
Burnham Del) and Lawrence Rice,
who thus, got their semi-final by de
fault. went into the final of the dou
bles and won, defeating Dean Mathey
and R. Bindley Murray, B—lo, 6—4,
3—6. 6—2. 6—3.
Close observers of the game de
clared that Tilden never played in
belter form.
DEMPSEY AIDS KELLER,
WHOM HE ONCE FOUGHT
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. February
13.—Jack Dempsey. world heavy
weight champion, has a new training
partner in the person of Terry Kell
er, prominent some years ago as a
heavyweight boxer, and who Jack
once fought. Last .Saturday at Ogden,
while en route to Salt Lake, Demp
sey met Keller. Questioning brought
forth admissions by Keller that he
was broke, hungry and looking for
a job. and Jack lost no time in taking
him in tow.
FLYWEIGHT TITLE AT STAKE.
BOSTON. February 13.—The Ameri
can flyweight boxing championship
will be at stake tonight, when Pancho
Villa, the little Filipino who holds
the title, meets Frankie Mason of
Fort Wayne. Ind.. former holder. The
match is scheduled for ten rounds and
to a decision.
PILOT RICKEY RELEASES
FIVE ROOKIE CARDINALS
ST. I-Ot’lS. February 13—The
release of five recruits was an
nounced today by Branch Rickey,
manager of the St. Louis Nation
als. Pitchers Karl Cash and Glenn
Hostetler and James Hudgins, an
laflelder. were sent to the Fort
Smith elnh of the Western Associ
ation! Henry Vick, a catcher, went
to the Houston Texas League tram
and Pitcher Carrol Grimm was re
leased to Syracuse, of the Inter
national League.
EVENTUALLY MAY RESULT
IN A TITLE BOUT ABROAD
If Senegalese Stows Away Mike McTigue in March,
Jack Probably WiU Go to France to Uphold
Fistic Laurels of White Race.
BY FAIR PLAY.
NtW \ ORK, I-cbruary 13.—Battling Siki’s reinstatement by the
trench boxing commission as a pugilist eligible for battles comes
at a fine time for Dempsey. Under the surface, all through thr
negotiations which the champion's manager, Kearns, has been conduct
ing in behalf of his meal ticket, has lain the European idea. The scheme
has been for Jack to go abroad and mingle with a few easy marks, re
turning to this country in time for such big stuff as Kearns has been
able to provide.
Had it not been for Carpenticr’s beating by Siki, Dempsey would br
in Europe now. and the world would be agog over the second “battle ot
the century.’ As it is. the Frenchman could hardly impress any one. even
the humblest peasant who tends his flocks under the shadow of the
Appenines. as a championship contender now.
“RED” ROBERTS IS NAMED
REAL KENTUCKY COLONEL
PRAMiFORT, Ky„ Ffbnury 13,
—Another Kentucky colonel nas
created nhen Gov. Edwin P. Mor
row named Jinn (“Raj") Robert*.
Center College foot ball atar and
1821 All-American selection, to hi*
personal staff with that rank.
Robert*, who I* twenty-three. I*
probably the youngest to attain
that position. He is a senior at
Center.
Those who has* watched him dis
port on the gridiron are anxious to
see him appear in military regalia.
He Is six feet one inch tall and
weighs 235 pounds.
CARPENDER IS WILLING
TO BATTLE SIKI AGAIN
PARIS, February 13. —"As soon as
Carpentier has finished with .loe
Beckett, that is to say after May 11.
he will be at the disposal of Siki,”
said Francois Descamps, to IVAuto
today.
M. Brouilhet, Siki's manager, was
delighted with the amnesty declara
tion of the boxing federation, and
said he planned to have the Senegal
ese box'er reconquer his forfeited
championship as soon as possible.
Brouilhet added that he would de
posit with the federation a challenge
for the light-heavyweight champion
ship of Prance.
Siki is now exhibiting in Czecho
slovakia, and hence it. is not known
what he thinks of the lifting of his
suspension.
The French federation on the oc
casion of its twentieth anniversary
yesterday decided in favor of amnesty
for all recent offenders.
The decision as regards Siki annuls
his suspension and allows him to
apply for a new boxing license, which
will be granted, but does not restore
to him his championship titles.
NEW YORK. February 13—Re
granting of license to Battling Siki.
the Senegalese heavyweight, by the
French Boxing Federation may re
store him to good standing with the
New York state boxing commission,
which announced on November 11
that he would not be permitted to
box under its jurisdiction until his
case was cleared at home.
SPORTS.
But Siki, has gained about as much
prestige as Carpentier has lost. The
French boxing authorities put him
on the shelf for a. while, but he has
not been there long enough to catch
the dust of public forgetfulness. So.
when any one speaks of the Euro
pean situation the first thing that
comes to mind is Siki. and then im
mediately afterwards. Dempsey.
Siki has got a hurdle in March, a
bout with Mike McTiguc who has
been knocking them cold in England
for about a year. The mixup is set
for March and will take place in Dub
lin. The Senegalese will out-weigh
Mike nearly thirty pounds, but ex
perts who have watched the negro in
action think that a pugilist of Mc-
Tgue’s stripe can afford to give th*
wild man this much weight.
Siki, on the other hand, has sur
prised the sporting world more than
once. If he slows Mike away -then
there is little doubt that Dempsey
will receive a handsome offer to sail
for France and uphold the fistic
laurels of the white race.
(Copyright. 1923 )
EIGHT TARGET EVENTS
CARDED FOR TDURWEV
KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 13.
Six 230-target events and two chal
lenge cup races were on today's
program of the interstate trapshoot
tournament. More than fifty ama
teurs and professionals from all parts
of the country are taking part in the
tournament.
The challenge cup contests today
were for the interstate amateur tar
get cup held by E. C. Wheeler of
Pawhuska, Okla., and the interstate
challenge cup, held by the all-Penn
sylvania team.
Wheeler had nine challengers for
the amateur target cup, while three
teams had entered in the challenge
cup race. Teams from Kansas City
and Illinois were entered against the
Pennsylvanians.
Frank M. Troeh of Vancouver,
Wash., was high man at the prelim
inaries yesterday, the first day of the
tournament. His score was 09 out of
a possible 100. Four men made OS.
CHICAGO. February 13,-Tommy
Gibbons, St. Paul heavyweight boxer,
and .Tames Tracey, the Australian
heavyweight, have been matched for
a bout in East Chicago, Ind., Febru
ary 26, Eddie Kane, manager of Gib
bons, announced today.

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