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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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devote all his time to his ranch near
Winton, Cal.
Horine was a student at University
of California and was unknown ex
cept in his own school until he sud
denly broke into fame and set a mark
for the high jumpers of the world to
shoot at.
After a consultation with the di
rectors of the Chicago Speedway
ass'n yesterday, President David P.
Reid sharpened his knife and per
formed a major operation on the
schedule of admission prices that pre-
c Boston Ntwi co-
vailed at the Chicago auto, derby of
1915, the inaugural event held on
the board track at Speedway park.
As a consequence, the high cost of
witnessing automobile races was ter
ribly mutilated.
This year's speed classic carded for
June 10, the Saturday of the Re
publican national convention week
in this city, will be popular priced at
traction compared to the cost of
seats last year. No gate admission
will be charged to ticket holders, as
in 1915, when it cost $2 to get inside
.the ground .
The tickets for the derby, the dis
tance of which has been cut from 500
to 300 miles, are listed as follows:
Box seats, $10, $8 and $7; grandstand
seats, $5, $4 and $3.50; bleacher
seats, $1.50 and $1; paddock, $2 and
$1, and parking spaces, $10 and $5.
In fact, the reduction in Chicago
Sneedway race prices represent a cut
of approximately fifty per cent, as
last season the choice box chairs sold
for $25 and the best grandstand
seats were $10.
If the Wards of Brooklyn, heirs of
Robert B. Ward, buy the Cleveland
American club, millionaires will be in
control of five major league teams.
The entrance of millionaires into
baseball marks an-era in the pastime.
These men either have made the mo
ney through their own business abil
ity or inherited it from efficient an
cestors and it follows that they will
have their baseball clubs run On big
business methods. '
It also stands to reason that these
millionaires will spend a lot of mo
ney on their teams and in a few years
it may be that the clubs backed by
men with fortunes will have gathered
all the star players.
A little more than a year ago the
New York American club was bought
by Colonel Jacob Ruppert, Jr., and
T. L. Huston for something like
$410,000. The combined wealth of
these two men is said to be about
$25,000,000. That they will spend
money has been shown. They have
put more than $100,000 into new;
When peace was declared between
organized baseball and the FederalSi
the St. Louis American club was sold
by Col. Bob Hedges for something
like $500,000 to Phil De Catsby Ball
and Otto Stifel. They are said to be
worth about $5,000,000.
The Boston National club has been
purchased by men with backing esti
mated at $30,000,000. Arthur Wise,
a banker who figured with Percy
Haughton in the deal, represents bie
J interests.

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