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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Students of Conference colleges
must await the pleasure of the facul
ty governors on the present eligibil
ity rules, but the. overwhelming ma
jority by which theindergraduates of
four western colleges decided against
the summer baseball regulation, in a
vote just held, may go a long way in
helping to make up the minds of the
At the University of Illinois only 31
students out of 700 were in favor of
the present rule. Wisconsin voted
against the present rules, 222 to 78;
Indiana opposed them, 200 to 14, and
Minnesota snowed under the sum
mer rule, 1,832 to 171.
Wisconsin put a rider on its vote,
making athletes who have received
money for playing baseball eligible to
all college sports but the diamond.
This sentiment in four of the big
gest colleges in the Conference must
undoubtedly have weight when a final
settlement is reached. The time has
come when the summer ball rule can
no longer be sidestepped.
This is realized among the con
servative colleges of the east, as well
as here in the west Walter Camp
advocates a law that will allow a man
who has played summer ball to com
pete in college athletics, provided he
has been in college two years. This,
it is explained will prevent abuse.
Charley Weeghman, W. H. Walker
and Harry Sinclair of the Federal
league were in Cincinnati yesterday.
They conferred with Garry Herr
mann, chairman of the national
commission, and immediately the
wires warmed with reports that peace
negotiations were on between the
Feds and the organized people.
Possibly, but Herrmann no longer,
has the influence in major league cir
cles that he possessed only a year
ago. A movement nas been afoot for i
some time to displace him as head of ,
the Cincinnati club. Garry must
meet some heavy payments in a short '
time to retain his position as execu
tive. Considering these things, it is well
not to attach too much importance
to the meeting of the two clans. And
also remember that the Federal leag
uers met Herrman last fall at about
this time, laid their cards on the
table and were then given the merry
guffaw after their plans were dis
closed. It is not reasonable to suppose that
they would make the same mistake
It is possible the Federal leaguers
were feeling around for settlement
sentiment, but were trying to make '
the other side talk. The third leaguers
hold their annual meeting in Indian
apolis next Tuesday and must plan
for the 1916 season if no peace is in
Albert Parker will leave the city
hall at 3 p. m. today in an effort to
crack Dan O'Leary's walking record
between here and Milwaukee.
O'Leary's record is 17 hours and 35
minutes. Parker, in the series of
match Taces held at Gaelic park, scor
ed 38 points, 21 more than any com
petitor, and wins the cup emblematic
of the park championship. The races
were open to all pedestrians in the
city, so Parker is claiming the Chi
cago title.
Johnny Dundee is working dili
gently at O'Connell's gym in prepara
tion for his battle in Milwaukee Mon
day night with Joe Rivers. The iumn-
ing flea had his first workout yester
day and followed it today with a
strenuous session at boxing. His
fight with Willie Ritchie in New York
has given him confidence and he
affects not to fear the Mexican.
Hermitage Tigers have challenged
Lightning A. C. to a football game for
the 115-pound championship, Sun
day, Nov. 7, at De Paul field. The
game is scheduled for 1 o'clock, as a
curtain raiser to the game between
Wesley and the Igorrotes.

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