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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 30, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Charlie White barely gained a
draw last night in his ten-round bat
tle at Milwaukee with Matt Wells.
Once again we have the mixtlp inci
dental to newspaper decisions.
Local newspapers, with a natural
native son leaning, can't find for
Charlie. The Tribdoes give him a
shade, but both Herald and Examiner
label the affair a draw. The press
associations come out squarely in fa
vor of the Britisher, deciding that he
outfought the Chicago man.
And there you are.. But a canvass
amon gringsiders, nearl all men iden
tified closely with the fight game, re
sult in the conclusion that the thing
was a draw. It was also a few other
things, including a very listless mill,
considering the capabilities of the
two men engaged.
Weils used a left jab to make him
self practically impregnable. He
stuck the mitt out in front of him
and kept Charles at a distance. Ex
cept for a few flashes, Charles didn't
seem to care very much whether he
got past that pesky left or not.
He fought a generally listless bat
tle, seeming to have little interest in
the result It may be that Ms recent
attack of stomadh trouble had some
thing to do with this, but before en
tering the ring Whitef declared he
was in good condition, z
Throughout White's record fights
like that of. last night are liberally
studded. Every now and then he
must get a slow battle out of his sys
tem, and. so fare he has been luGky
enough to meet light punchers when
one of these lackadaisical evenings
was due.
In the first round Wells drew blood
irom White's mouth, and in the
lourth Charlie retaliated by bloody
ing Matt's nose. That was all the
damage done.
White acted as though his deadly
left was tied to his side and seldom
turned it loose against Wells. He
was outboxed, Matt frequently beat-
ing him to a punch when oppoitu-,
nities were even. Throughout Wells
failed to show a punch with a knock
out fear in it
On the showing of last night neith
er man gains in favor as a rival for
Freddie Welsh. The crowd was small
and did not total over $2,000 in real
Yale has declined to reinstate the
five star athletes barred for playing
summer football. In doing this the
Blue strictly upholds its amateur
rules, as both Princeton and Harvard
had petitioned to have the men de
clared eligible. But it seems funny
that Yale only considered Harvard
and Princeton. The Eli teams meet
lots of smaller colleges, against
which loud roars would be registered
if ineligible men represented the
teams. No mention was made of this,
Once more we are wised to the fact
that peace is a certainty in baseball
and will be consummated in two
weeks at the latest The negotia
tions are now said to be in the hands
of skilled diplomats.
Somehow or other we can't help
remembering last winter, when nego
tiations were also in the hands of
skilled diplomats, and the Federal
league magnates, after disclosing
their plans to the organized people,
were given a searing double cross.
. If any negotiations are on and
people who know about them are not
talking, notwithstanding all these
pop-eyed inside stories that are pub
lished it is a certainty that the Fed
eral leaguers have made sure that
they will get a square deal from these
"skilled diplomats."
Sec'y Crabiner of the White Sox
has gone to Texas to look over train
ing sites-for the Sox 1916 camp. If
nothing satisfactory is found he will
make a trip through Florida and
Kid Herman has signed to meet Kid
Herman in a 20-round bout at New

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