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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 12, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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If plans do not miscarry a boxing
bill will be before the Illinois legisla
ture this week forfirst reading. The
draft of a law embracing the best fea
tures of three propositions introduced
was prepared by the subcommittee on
license last week, and the concensus
of opinion in Springfield is that the
measure has an excellent chance of
becoming a law. i
Sentiment of numerous downstate
members has switched in favor of
boxing and the Chicago delegation is
behind the bill. There will be no
trouble in the senate, which regularly
passes a boxing bill, only to have it
killed m the house.
The proposed law is a good one.
The size of the forfeit demanded from
fight clubs will keep out the irre
sponsible element, and the clause re
quiring residence in the state for a
year before a promoter can take out
a license is also a good one. The sal
ary of the three cpmmissioners is
fixed at $2,500 each and incidental
traveling expenses.
Mayor-elect Thompson is a boxing
enthusiast and will use his efforts to
keep the game clean in Chicago if the
bill becomes a law.
Boxing promoters are becoming
weary of efforts to match Packey Mc
Farland with Mike Gibbons, Eddie
McGoorty or some other good mid
dleweight. Every now and then the
stockyards man breaks out with a
challenge. When it comes down to
cases, however, he is shy on forfeit
money and slips up on the final nego
tiations. He agreed to meet Mike Gibbons
before the club making the best offer
by April 15. So far McFarland has not
posted a forfeit and has not followed
up his initial defi.
Joe Mandot will box eight rounds
in Memphis April 19 with Patsy
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Mr. Bresnahan and his finely
trained Cubs arrived home today, full
of confidence and ambition and ready
to shoot open the National league
season Wednesday with a combat
against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Only one thing is bothering the
Cub pilot. That is the condition of
his two star pitchers, Larry Cheney
and Jim Vaughn. Neither has exhib
ited unusual prowess in recent starts
and it is barely possible that some
other aspiring grapeviner will be
given the opening assignment to box
That is something that no one but
Bresnahan knows. Roger is not in the
habit of managing his team through
the newspapers, and keeps his Busi
ness to himself. He may withhold
the announcement until Wednesday
morning, which is his privilege and
gets no protesting vote from us.
Fisher is the only other man in the
squad who isjn the least backward.
Shortstop Bob has been troubled with
a lame arm all spring and the sore
limb is still giving a bit of trouble. It
is not serious enough to affect the
defensive work of the team to any ex
tent, and he has enough spring in
the whip to beat runners who bump
balls to his territory.
Every athlete in the squad was
loud in his praises of Cy Williams, the
home run kid, whose four-baggers
have been a daily feature of the Cub
box score. The players give Cy credit
for being a greatly improved per
former and are betting on his ability
to make good in the big show this
season. Schulte is also showing more
than last year.
He has put some ambition and
dash in his work, and Is working hard
for Bresnahan, being an admirer of
the new boss. With these two fel
lows and Wilbur Good going right
there will be no trouble about the Cub
There will b'e just enough cere-
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