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He is nearer the style of "White than 1
any man Charlie has met for some
time. But In this very fact White
sees his chance to put over a knock
out He fjgures that Wells will come
in swinging wide open and leave an
avenue down which Charlie can drive
liis tremendous left to victory.
Figuring, these things ahead of
time is easy business, but whether
Charlies can put his plans into oper
ation is .something else again. A
knockout' Is a possibility all jight, but
it is believed the Britisher will last
through the ten rounds, with White
having the edge on punching and
power of blows landed.
Packey McFarland was ifnable to
put Wells to sleep and had to fight
his hardest to get a verdict in. ten
Fred Fulton knocked Art Pelkey
down a dozen times in five rounds at
Oshkosh before fight was stopped.
Rights to the jaw downed the former
Ad Wolgast and Hal Stewart
fought a fast ten-round draw at Forfcq
Wayne, Ind. Ad looked better than
he has for some time and declared
at the close of the fight that his
hands were in perfect condition. He
is counting on a busy winter.
Pal Moore outpointed Bantam
Champion Kid Williams in eight
rounds at Memphis. Moore scored
clean knockdowns in the fourth and
Regular weekly amateur boxing
tournament will be staged at Forbes'
gym tonight Matches in all classes
Joe Stecher, heavy waight wres
tler, threw Gus Schoenlein (Amer
icus) in straight falls at Lincoln,
Neb. Stecher used a scissors for
Augie Kieckhefer defeated- Martin
Maley of Detroit, 50 to 36, bvan In
terstate Three-Cushion Billiard
league game at Bensinger's. Kieck
hefer's high run was seven.
President -Comiskey of the White
Sox is said $p be against-present
plans for peace with the Federal
league. Commy is one of the mag
nates who is not losing money during
the war, so it matter little to him how
long the strife continues.
Some of the fellows who are dropping-
their coin in large wads, how
ever, may have a big kick to make
against the continued warfare and
may be able to force Commy into
line. Around the circuit losing
money is not looked on as much of a
sport and the magnates want it end
ed as soon as possible.
Behind the careers of three colle
gians attracting attention as athletes
stand the records of fathers and fore
fathers as statesmen who played
prominent parts in moulding the po
litical history of the country.
The background of the operations
of the collegians consists of chalk
marked gridirons while the back
ground of the work of their ancestors
was the white house and senate
Two of the athletes are sons of
f6rmer presidents Charley Taft of
the ,Yale football squad and Grover
Cleveland, Jr., Yale pole vaulter. The
other is Allen G. Thurman in, grand
son of 'Allan G .Thurman, who was
known as the "Old Roman" when he
was winning political honors, and
son of Lee Thurman of the depart
ment of commerce, Washington.
Of the records of the three athletes,
that of Thurman is the best He
startled the football world several
weeks ago when his sensational
kicking gave the University of Vir
ginia eleven, a minor aggregation, a
victory over Yale.
A week later he held the great
Eddie Mahan even in a punting duel
at Harvard stadium.
Thurman's gridiron career started
at East High school, Columbus,' O.,
where he was a kicking prodigy. Even
then he punted from 60 to 70 yards.
In 1913 he went to Mercerburg
academy,-starred at football, and re
peated the next year at Princeton