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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 27, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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pugilism as football in the game.
The Tornadoes won the football
game, 7 to 0, and the fighting was a
draw. In the other half of the double-header
the -Thorns defeated the
Opals, 18 to 0. The-play on the tan
bark surface was very good and the
performance will probably be repeat
ed at a future date, without the pugi
listic features.
Skating races scheduled yesterday
for Humboldt park by the Northwest
Skating club were postponed because
of a crust of snow on the skating
surface. The events will be staged
next Sunday, probably at Garfield
John Campbell won the Chicago
Wanderluster's club hike to Elgin,
covering the distance in 8 hours, 1
minute and 35 seconds. Albert Park
er finished second. Campbell and
Parker didn't have enough and
walked back to Bloomingdale, mak
ing a total of 50.4 miles for the day.
The Pullman soccer team of Chi
cago was defeated, 3 to 2, by the
Innisfalls at St. Louis. B. Govier and
C. Cartwright shot the goals.
Frankie Izzo, local bantam, has
been matched to box eight rounds
with Jimmy Murphy at New Orleans
New Year's day.
Indoor Ball Scores.
De Soto 3, Columbus 1.
Leo 10, Perez 6.
St. Patricks 2, Crescents 1.
Training A. C. 8, N. W. Stars, 0.
Dodger A. C. 7, Harms A. C. 0.
Braves 11, Betas 1.
Marshall A. C. 7, Ruby A. A. 4.
Rival promoters are still intent on
inflicting Chicago with a brace of six
day bicycle races in February. Packey
McFarland and his associates have
declared open war on the Paddy Har
mon faction and will ask no quarter
and give none. Should the cycle stars
sign with the McFarland ring they
may be suspended by the national as
sociation. Packey and his pals have gotten
the jump on Harmon by securing the
Coliseum, but Paddy says he can find I
a location which will draw more peo
ple than the Wabash avenue ampithe
ater. As the contestants are all Irish,
there may be something lively going
Jimmy Archer, Cub catcher, wants
to beat Art Wilson and Bill Fischer
for the position of regular catcher
with the combined Whales and Cubs
next season. Jimmy in a letter to
friends here says he has already
started training for the opening of
the season.
Hockey novices everywhere are
asking why the goal-tenders are al
ways FAT.
They're not
It's only the armor of padding
they wear that makes 'em look like
heavyweights. Some of them ;arry
from 20 to 30 pounds additional
weight when they stand between the
hard rubber puck and the netted
This is a necessary precaution,
since the speed at which the rubber
is shot at him from the stick of the
ice kings might not only seriously in
jure, but undoubtedly sometimes kill
the goal-keeper.
In fast play the puck attains the
speed of a hard-pitched baseball. A
blow near the heart would bring se
rious results. The goal-keeper,
iherefore, swathes himself in felt
about the vulnerable parts of his
body and encases his legs in heavy
o o
"Them 'at has, gits."
Joseph O'Neill, one of the richest
policemen in Chicago, was presented
with $175 and 25 boxes of cigars on
Christmas eve by the autoists of
O'Neill is stationed at the south
end of the Rush street bridge. He
knows that minutes mean dollars to
the fellows who ride in autos. The
millionaires have noticed and appre
ciated this.
Fellow patrolmen says O'Neill is
worth $70,000. -

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