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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 19, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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had him playing a great game. Shev
lin especially drilled Church in tack
ling and the youngster handled the
Princeton runners last week like a
veteran. v
Church, wjthhis great speed, is
especially good getting down the
field under punts. Shevlin has taught
him, in a short time, to outguess his
opponents and there was not a time
in the Yale-Princeton game when the
Tiger interferers were able to get
the Yale end into a "box.''
This is Church's first season on the
varsity team. He is called a Sbevlin
made end and his work since Shev
lin took hold of him has been a fine
boost for Shevlin football.
Football teams of the western half
of the country have done more this
season to break into football history
than for many years. Most of the
limelight of recent seasons has been
copped by elevens of the east.
The west has given the season the
longest drop-kick, the longest for
ward pass, and the west, represented
by the Oregan Aggies, has given the
east to understand there is more
than one section where top-notch
football is played.
The longest drop-kick was the 63
yard boot by Mark Payne of Dakota
Wesleyan. It was not only the long
est drop-kick of this season, but the
longest in 17 years, breaking the rec
inrd set by Pat O'Dea of Wisconsin.
The longest forward pas? traveled
55 yards and was chucked by Geyer
of Oklahoma university. The ball
traveled as far as the sensational
field goal kicked by Otis Guernsey
in the YalePrinceton game. Geyer
is touted as the passingest thing in
football this year. He has made
several heaves of 40 and 45 yards
and most of them have been suc
cessful. The Oregon Aggies opened the
eyes of easterners by beating the
Michigan Aggies, who had tnmmed
the University of Michigan.
The performance of western teams
and individuals this season has
created so much intersectional in
terest it is possible more games be
tween teams of the various sections
of the country will be scheduled for
next season.
Charley Brickley is to be as good
a coach as he was player at Harvard,
according to Baltimore sport writ
ers who have watched him handle
the Johns Hopkins university eleven.
It is said Brickley has meant to
Johns Hopkins in football what a life
saver means to a drowning man
when he grabs him as he is going
down for the last time.
This is Brickley's first year as a
coach. He cost Johns Hopkins a lot
of money, but is said to have made
good for the school financially and
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Mayor Thompson left for Kansas
City last night to make a speech. Re
turns Saturday.
Civil service com'n offered evidence
by State's Att'y Hoyna for purpose of
probing slush fund, which will be the
first thing taken up in their investi
gation of the police department
Council committee on gas, oil and
electric Jight passed order of Aid.
Merriam that phone company should
confer with city's phone supervisor to
discuss placing information that city
Itaa bureau for receiving complaints
on outside cover of phone book!
Percy Coffin, head of civil service
com'n, is preparing personal state
ment for mayor giving his side of
civil service row.
Because of "unfavorable opinions"
of the corporation, counsel and the
antagonistic attitude taken toward
that body by the city law mill certain
aldermen are quietly moving for the
creation of a little law department of
their own. Livejy fight expected
when this is brought up in council
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Mr. E. M. Heigho is president, gen.
manager and traffic manager of the
Pacific & Northern railway.

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