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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 02, 1913, Image 9

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Can Charlie White Lick Dundee? Not
Without a Cannon.
McAIeer, McRoy and Jake Stahl Are
Straw Men in Boston.
Now they are claiming that Johnny
Dundee is afraid to fight Charlie
White again.
This claim is based on the refusal
of Dundee to meet White before a
Racine club, for a purse press agent
ed in the neighborhood of $1,200.
Dundee is said to have explained
that he had more attractive bouts in
the East and also wanted a vacation.
White's admirers point out that this
is a dodge, as the New Yorker con
tracted for Joe Rivers. This reason
ing would make White a better fight
er than the Mexican, in the opinion
of followers of the Wagner family.
Perish the thought. Dundee can
whip White with regularity, and any
one who follows the fight game close
ly must admit it. It is doubtful if a
$1,200 purse could be hung up by
Racine promoters unless they were
willing to hock the family plate and
secure White for nothing. Racine
mills have not been paying well late
ly and each venture has been a losing
This is poor press agent stuff, as fs
the assertion that White's friends are
willing to bet $5,000 that he can whip
Johnny Coulon, bantamweight
champion, will celebrate the new year
by reentering the ring. He signed
up yesterday with Young Sinnet for
a bout in Racine the first week of
next month. Johnny has tested his
muscles in the past few days and is
confident he will be as good as ever.
If Coulon is satisfied with his show
ing he will be open to a challenge
from Kid Williams of Baltimore. It is
time the rivalry between 'these two
boys was settled. Williams has heen
claiming for some time that he was
the best of bantams and has plenty
of followers.
The ownership of stock in the
American League is still a mystery,
but developments in the last 24 hours
strengthen the belief that James R.
McAIeer. Robert McRoy and Jalc
Stahl were practically dummy stock
holders in Boston.
They were allowed the pleasure
and honor which came from holding
the stock, and collected dividends,
which just about paid for the stock
which was put in their names when
the Red Sox ownership was reorgan
ized, forcing the Taylors out of con
trol. When the test came, however, over
the firing of Stahl, the weakness of
McAleer's position was disclosed. As
long as he hunted with the pack he
was treated like a regular magnate,
with, full wine-opening privileges. But
when he crossed Ban Johnson his
peacock feather was amputated and.
tossed in the dust.
Johnson says the transfer of Bos
ton stock has not actually been con
summated, but that it is being nego
tiated, as it was "imperative" for the
welfare of the American League in
Boston that a change be made.
John I. Taylor, holder of Boston
stock, under whose control the Red
Sox were good for a story of the
Stahl kind most any time, says Jos
eph Lannin is negotiating for the
stock, and -will become president of
the club.
The Taylors were evidently too
strong to be completely ousted. When
the duo, father and son, controlled
the Red Sox club, players were trad
ed on the slighest provocation, and a
Job on the team was about' as secure
as that of a Mexican office holder.
There was a great uproar, and the
Taylors were forced out of control,
but retained half the stock. What

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