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terial changes in the gridiron rules
for 1915. t
New Year's, day without a decent
heavyweight go would have sounded
like a bad dream a few years ago, but
that is the condition the ring fans are
facing tomorrow. And there is little
chance that they -will get relief, judg
ing the capabilities of the white hopes
now getting coin for floundering
around the canvas.
Several fights between fat gentle
men posing as heavies will be staged
in different cities, but they leave a
bad taste in the mouths of those who
have seen real big men do real fight
BRITISH BIFFER WOUNDED
FIGHTING AT THE FRONT
Bandsman Blake, the, "Yarmouth
Ripper," who was a promising can
didate forEnglish middleweight box
ing honors, is the latest boxer report
ed wounded at the front in Flanders.
He has been invalided home, but is
expected to recover and return to the
Des Moines. Fire caused $12,000
aoss to Mack Olsen flats. ,
UNLT SYSTEM OF VOCATIONAL
A big boost to the unit system of
vocational training and a violent set-
back to the plan of Big Business to'
have the dual system installed is seen,
in the action of the Illinois Teachers:
ass'n, which last went on record as
favoring the unit plan.
The defeat was a severe blow to
Edwin G. Cooley, former sup't of Chi
cago schools, who has fought for
years as the, representative of Big
Pusiness for the dual system.
Under the unit system the pupil
can learn a trade while continuing his
other studies. The dual system
would restrict him to just the one
branch of training.
The association also, went on rec
ord against simplified spelling.
State board of education, 'consist
ing of the president of the Illinois uni
versity, a representative or normal
schools and two unpaid members to
be chosen by the governor was advo
cated. ' Resolutions favoring co-operation
between Jthe teachers' association
and religious bodies in teaching of
President Magill urged legislation
for state-wide teachers' pension fund.
Medlll McCormick made plea for
"L" ROAD MAY GET SOAKED
Beginning tomorrow1 the Metropol
itan "L" Co. faces a fine of ?5,000 for
evqry month their bridge remains
over the river between" Jackson blvd.
and Van Buren st.
The war department ordered the
bridge removed some time ago.
Beauty gets the best of it. Poets,
humane organizations, sentimental
ists, make a great to-do .about the
bird that dies to adorn a woman's
hat. But who has any sympathy for
the hen whose neck is "wrung to
make a potpie?N .Y. Sun.