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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 24, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 5

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There is a real chance for the pas
sage of a boxing bill at this session
of the Illinois legislature. The mat
ter is being considered before the
house license committee today, all
three bills introduced being up for
preliminary action. The opinion in
Springfield is that the best element
of each measure will be combined in
one bill to be introduced by the com
mittee. The main difference seems to be
over the salaries to be paid the com
missioners who shall supervise the
sport One proposition calls for an
nual salaries of $3,600 each for three
commissioners. The bill of Repre
sentative Eddie Santry, former feath
erweight champion, stipulates that
each commissioner shall be paid
$2,500 a year, and one shall act as
secretary. This figure seems to be
favored by the majority of legislators
who approve of boxing.
The matter of decisions is also com
ing in for discussion It is claimed by
some, and recent bouts certainly bear
out their contention, that no-decision
bouts are not satisfactory and do not
prevent gambling. Ten rounds is the
limit set by all bills
There have been no petty bicker
ings over the bills. The backers of
each seem to care more for the pas
sage of a boxing measure in general
than for their pet propositions. All
will get behind one bill if the license
committee reports it out, and this
concerted action should result in pas
sage. Ray Temple cleanly outpointed
Red Watson in ten rounds at Hud
son, Wis. Mike O'Dowd was better
than Stockyards Tommy Murphy,
and Eddie Nearing was no match for
Bffiy Miske.
No changes among the leaders re
sulted from early bowling in the na
tional tournament at Peoria. Marino
and Thoma of Chicago took seventh
place in the doubles with 1,212.
Kansas City will retain its fran
chise and the team which represent
ed it in the Federal league last sea
son. The Indianapolis club has been
purchased by the league and will be
transferred to Newark under the
ownership of Harry Sinclair, the Ok
lahoma oil millionaire.
Such are the latest developments
in the realignment of the Federal
clubs, and peace among the mag
nates will now reign. The schedule,
held back until the settlement of ter
itorial arguments, will now be put to
gether and made public.
Secretary Charley Williams of the.
Whales, a veteran at the schedule
making business, is on his way home
from Shreveport to round out the
time card. Before leaving here with
Tinker's athletes he had mapped out
the playing dates, but with the idea
that Kansas City would not have a
club. The shift of Indianapolis to
Newark and the retention of the
team in Kansas City may throw
some of the arrangements out of
Joe Tinker is trying an experiment
with his athletes and it sounds like
an excellent proposition. During the
coming season he intends to use the
double-entry outfield, with Flack,
Wickland and Zwfllmg in the gardens
when the Whales are opposed by
right-handed pitching, and Kava
naugh, Hanford and Mann doing the
outpost duty when southpaws are
shooting against the north siders.
To get plenty of practice for both
trios Tinker has hit upon the novej
idea of dividing his squad into two
teams, one composed mainly of right
handed batters and the other of men
who swing from the first-base side ot
the plate. Maybe it has been done
before, but it sounds new to us.
This left and right handed rivalry
may not be extended to the infield,
as Joe will naturally want to perfect
his fellows in teamwork, but from
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