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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 26, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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Iy. Yet Jess and liis mrnager, Tom
Jones, are backing and filling, refus
ing to sign for ten rounds in New
York at a guarantee of $35,000, the
best rate of pay ever offered. Jeffries
never made that much. Neither did
Corbett, Sullivan, Fit?simmons or
scores of other men clasSed second
raters in their day, but now consid
ered as good as Willard.
New York promoters are making
what seems a bona-fide offer to Wil
lard to fight Moran. It is time Jess
electric motor propels a wheel of
spikes that stick into the ice.
The aero-sled is the newest variety
of propelled sleds. Others that have
been tried were driven by fan pro
pellers, like those on a motorboat,
but larger, like the propeller of an
The new sled is such a success
races are to be held on the North
Shrewsbury river, New Jersey)
where several have been built So
far none of the sleds has beaten 50
iJHULA ""-f"fa-; "'.-Kjnyi-' rT- " ,
The Newest Thing in Sleds, a Motor-propelled Affair Owned by Frederick
Frick of New Jersey.
and his manager either accepted one
of these offers or admitted that the
champion doesn't care for Moran's
game. Most any man can retain a
championship by locking it in the
safe and never taking it out for an
Speeding over ice at 50 miles an
hour on a sled is the newest sensa
tion in sports.
It is done on a sled on which an
miles an hour, but owners expect to
beat that mark with a few improve
ments. They say a mile-a-minute
clip will be attained without many
changes in the construction of the '
sleds now used.
The sled of Frederick Frick, shown
in the picture, is of three runners.
The motor, on the rear of the sled,
propels a spiked wheel located be
tween uie two lear runners. Frick

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