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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Chip Should Beat Gus Christie Greek Must Meet Clabby. Read the Winter Dope It May Pos sibly Be True. If George Chip gets away with. Gus $ ""Christie in Milwaukee tonight, and the Scranton Greek should have, lit tle trouble in landing the victory, there will be a loud demand for a bat tle between Chip and Jimmy Clabby to definitely settle the middleweight championship. The victor in such a bout would have an unclouded claim on the title made famous by Stanley Ketchel and Billy Papke, and would undoubtedly be recognized as the king pin by all except managers of other scrappers. Chip will prove too much for Christie tonigfit. The Milwaukee man is a rugged trial horse, able to give vigorous battle, but he is not in. the same circle with the Greek. Christie is not clever enough to stay away from Chip's slaughtering punch, and a knockout would not be a surprising ending to the mill. A meeting between Clabby and Chip would cause a clash of two Ut terly opposed styles of fighting. It would be a clever man with .a pass able punch against a mauler who re lies mainly upon his trip-hammer blows to cash. On whether Clabby could stall Ghip off, tire him out, and then rush to close grips with a fresh attack, would rest the verdict. It is time the matter Was being set tied. Mike Gibbons will do his best against Bob McAllister in New York tonight. On his showing will depend the drawing of his"prospective fight with Packey McFarland. Gibbons and McAllister are both remarkably clever men, and the St. Paul bo.-on past performances, packs the health iest punch. McAllister was able, be cause of his defensive work, to an nex a decision over Battling Levin sky last week. In view of the bitter enmity sup posed to exist between the major league magnates and backers of the new Federal, the solicitude these old timers are showing for the novices is sweet and touching. From reading some of the things said about the Feds by major owners you'd get the opinion, that the Feds were a lot of cut-throat'and yegg men. But that's a wrong impres sion. Entirely wrong. The American and National bosses don't want the Fed's to lose a lot of money. Each day they hand out doleful statements about the money being lost in the game, and warn the Feds that they will be pouring water in a rat hole. Isn't it nice of them to feel such pity for the toddling little Feds, and try to help them save their coin? But this aspect of the case may ap pear to any one who goes under th surface: Why, if- baseball is such losing venture, and the old magnates are so opposed to the Feds, don't they give the- newcomers a free swing and iet-them destroy themselves via the' busted bank account. Simply because the national pas time is a big paying investment when it is correctly conducted, and so far the Feds have evidenced that they are pretty astute business' men. Old magnates, especially those in the National, are" merely' trying" to scare the Feds, and are finding the task difficult. President Gilmore of the Federal League has seen one danger that be set fiie Feds, and went East Jast night to remedy it. The danger is that Charley Weeghman, who is a game young man, willing to spend' his coin, will hook together such a fast team, in Chicago that he will -run -away from the other seven teams.