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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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The people who are still skeptical
about peace in baseball are not ne
cessarily pessimists, but they are
waiting for the transfer of the Cubs
to Charley Weeghman before they
give their three rousing cheers.
Chas. Taft will not be in Cincinnati
until the first of the year, and noth
ing will be done toward transferring
the local National league franchise
until that time. The matter is thought
to be absolutely sealed, but there is
still a chance for a slip, and in that
event it is a bare possibility the war
would go on.
It is significant that so far none of
the Federal clubs have disposed of
any of their players.
Ban Johnson is in Cleveland to see
what can be done about the Ameri
can league team there. Ban isn't
sure what is going to happen.
Apparently the clouds have been
brushed away and there are no diffi
culties in the path of the Gary box
ing show, scheduled for tomorrow
night A report yesterday was to the
effect that the governor of Indiana'
would put the ban on ring battles,
but it is explained that this applies
only to prizefights, and tomorrow's
affairs come under the head of box
ing "matches.
Sheriff Whitaker says he will not
interfere unless he receives further
orders. Gary bouts in the past have
not been molested and the class of
boxing has been good.
Kayo Brown, the New York light
weight, who will go on with Ever
Hammer in the feature bout, arrived
yesterday and put in a short time at
O'Connell's gym. He will do some
strenuous work today at the same
place. Brown is not as good as he
formerly was, but he is the best man
Hammer has met so far.
Les Darcy must be a real fighter.
Yesterday we had report from Eddie
McGoorty that Darcy had canceled a
fight with the Oshkosh man in Syd
ney and was- afraid to fight And
then comes along a cable that Darcy
had put McGoorty away in the eighth
round. It was his second knockout
over McGoorty, something no Yank
fighter has ever achieved.
Willie Ritchie and Ted Lewis meet
as welterweights in ten rounds at
New York tonight and some swell
fighting should result Lewis has
made a fine record since coming here
from England. Packey McFarland
will be at the ringside and may chal
lenge the winner.
The report that Frank Moran
would be substituted for Fred Ful
ton against Jess Wlllard in New Or
leans has gained the desired publicity
for the battle and that story is grad
ually petering out There was never
much to it
Fielder Jones has a large task
ahead boiling a team out of the com
bined Browns and Sloufeds. Fifty
seven men are on his list and 21 of
them are pitchers. Jones can carry
all these athletes if he desires, but it
is probable the number will be cut
in half by the end of the training
Tris Speaker will sign a Red Sox
contract for less than $15,000 this
year. He did not sign at the close of
the season, when the Feds were a
factor, and thus lost money.
'Walter Camp has not added to his
prestige by his latest move in the
All-American football team selec
tions. He writes the editor of Col
lier's that he was hurried in his se
lections and that Oliphant came so
fast in the closing games of the sea
son that he should displace Bart Ma
comber, Illinois halfback. Appar
ently Camp makes up his list before
the season closes.
And how about the amateur rules?
Oliphant played three years at Pur
due and has put in two years with
the Army, which would make him in
eligible for western competition.
Exmoors, A. A. F. title holders, de
feated Wellecos at basketball, 58 to

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