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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 09, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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how to make an opponent miss with
out running away.
"When I see Gibbons I am remind
ed of George Dixon, who used to be
a wonder. Dixon could stand flat
footed and escape more blows than
any man I ever saw. "Instead of run
ning around, the ring to evade his
opponent, he worked his upper body
with his waist line as a pivot
"Gibbons works that way. Instead
of dancing in and out and being off
his feet all the time, Mike stands
squarely on the floor, moves his head
just enough to slip a blow started for
his face and leans to one side just
far enough to make an opponent
miss a body blow.
"Mike reminds me of the good ola
days also by the way he picks punch
es out of the air. He always has a
hand at the proper place to ward off
a punch.
"Mike's style of boxing makes it
possible for him to be standing solid
ly when he hits so he can get his
weight and strength back of a blow.
"Gibbons is a middleweight, but he
ought to be whipping all except the
real heavyweights. Some of the
heavies in the ring today would nev
er put a glove on Mike, but he would
pepper them almost at will."
John McGraw, Giant manager,
says he has three pitchers on "whom
he can count for good work this sea
son. Poor pitching put the Giants
in the second division last season.
"Dope that Matty is through and
that some of the other pitchers who
did not do well last season will not
be good this year is not borne out by
baseball experience," says McGraw.
"Rube Benton is one of the great
est left handers in the business and I
expect good work from him. I also
count on Perritt, Matty, Tesreau,
Schupp and Schauer."
Wladek Zbyszko, the husky wres
tler who has made a good showing
in the international tournament at
New York, plans to be an attorney.
He was a law student at the Univer
sity of Vienna-before he came to the
United States. He spends much of
his spare time in study.
Wladek had one year's medical in
struction, then dropped the course to
take up law. He is a brother of Stan
islaus Zbyszko, who wrestled in the
United States several years ago.
Growth of golf as a national pas
time is shown by the fact that 1,000
golf clubs are listed in golf reference
books. The list does not include the
thousands of private, public, commu
nity and neighborhood courses in all
parts of the country.
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Insulted and ignored by the civil
service commission the city council
had its inning yesterday. The alder
manic finance committee voted to de
crease the salary of Percy Coffin,
head of the civil service board, from
$5,000 a year to $3,500. The cut was
made on the motion of Aid Block. It
was indicated at the meeting that the
salaries of rest of Mayor Thompson's
cabinet heads will be looked into.
The further the aldermen investi
gate the budget the angrier they get
Administration campaign speakers
have been referring constantly to the
budget as within the city's expendi
tures. The aldermen have discov
ered that many necessary items, to
taling a million dollars, have been
left 5ut
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Corporation Counsel Ettelson ruled
that restaurants can stay open all
night Whereupon many saloons be
came restaurants after 1 o'clock.
Then he ruled that "reasonable
amount" of liquor may be purchased
before closing hour to be consumed
later. Refused to define "reason
able amount" Passed buck to courts.
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A western ranchman hurled from
an automobile landed squarely on the
back of a calf and was uninjured.
But the poor beast suffered a broken

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