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contract with the Cards, ending
rumors that he would jump to the
University of Chicago basketball
team defeated Lombard College, 47
to 9. Des Jardien was the Maroon
In a one-mile roller race at the
Waverly rink Calvo was first, Gold
smith second and Pe.onne third. Time,
2:30, one second over the world
Fightless Chicago suddenly has be
come the Mecca of the pugilists. For
years merely a tank stop for fighters
enroute to or from the coast and New
York or Philadelphia, this winter it is
the training place of the majority of
the leading pugilists of the country
and their activities have stirred the
fans and improved the chances of
passage of a boxing bill.
There are three boxing bills ready
for presentation in the legislature at
Springfield, two iof which are
"square" and meant for the good of
the game; the third evidently intend
ed to be for the benefit of certain pro
moters in Chicago.
For the first time the big athletic
clubs of Chicago are behind the bills
the square ones and there is a
liberal support among the down state
legislators that promises the passage
of some kind of a bill permftting box
ing in Illinois. All the bills provide
for boxing commissions, limited
round bouts and two -of them provide
for a decision.
The sudden influx of fighters after
the game was killed in California
gave hoxing a hugerhoost in Chicago.
Three gymnasiums in the downtown
district have been crowded every
afternoon hy fans watching the box
Jimmy Clabby and Mike Gibbons,
who are to meet and practically set
tle the question of middleweight su
premacy at Milwaukee, Jan. 21, have
been working in Chicago. Charlie
White, who will tackle Freddie Welsh
in New York, Jan. 26, is boxing every
day at a faster clip than he has ever
known. Eddie McGoorty has been
working daily, both before and after
iiis fierce battle with Billy Murray.
Murray, beaten but still confident, is
preparing to tackle McGoorty again.
Among the "comers" working in
Chicago is Joe Welling who now
threatens to blossom out into an
other champion for Larry Lichten
stein, Clabby's manager. Willie
Schaefer, Johnny Ertle, Goats Doig,
Jack White, who is Charlie's brother,
Ruby Hirsch and a swarm of lesser
lights are working at the gymna
siums. CASHIER SUES THE OWNER OF
THE UNITED BAKING CO.
A $25,000 breach of promise suit
was filed against John Anthony by
Margaret Weldman, his former
cashier and stenographer, yesterday.
Anthony is a wealthy Greek and owns
the United Baking Co., 1233 N.
"He treated me lovely, although I
did not get paid very much during
the time I worked for him," said Miss
Weidman. "He used tokwalk home
with me every night and when I vis
ited some relations in Cedarsburg,
Wis., he wrote to me daily. I shall
exhibit the letters at the trial.
"I win let you Tiave one peep," she
told a reporter who asked to see the
letters, and here is what the reporter
saw: "I am often thinking of the pleas
ant hours we spent together, and
especially the delightful and sweet
kisses you gave me when we were
planning our future-happiness. Oh,
my dear, how 1 love you."
THE FOUR AGES OF HAIR
The fellow who !saysV-"Y-es, dear,"
to his stenographer- -usually growls,
"Whatdjawant now?" to his wife- .