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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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worth are still under Federal con
tracts and they would add strength to
various teams. Organized men have
been keeping quiet in the hope that
Harry Sinclair, who holds the con
tracts of most of the Fed men, would
reduce some of his prices.
George Stovall, Otto Knabe, Rebel
Oakes, Harry Lord and Bill McKech
nie, all holding managerial jobs in the
Federal, are so far unattached for the
coming campaign.
Fred Toney, star shut-out pitcher,
has signed his contract with the Reds
after holding out for several weeks.
Toney said some time ago he would
not sign unless he got $6,000 a year.
Whether he succeeded or not is un
known. When Garry Herrmann
kicked on the increase Toney ex
plained that some of the money
being paid for Federal leaguers,
whom Garry said would never be al
lowed in his park, might be slipped
to him. That sounded like a pretty
good comeback.
George Chip, Newcastle, fouled
Young Ahearn in the fifth round at
New York, losing thereby. The blow
was not intentionally low, but was
too damaging to Ahearn to be pass
ed. Until that time the men had
fought on even terms. Chip had been
trying for a knockout from the start
and the foul blow was a wild swing.
Johnny Ertle and Al Shubert, ban
tamweights, fought 12 rounds to a
draw at New Bedford, Mass.
Chicago wrestling fans will have
their first apportunity to get a real
line on Joe Stecher, the Nebraska
heavyweight, tonight when he tack
les John Frieberg of Pullman in a
finish match at the Coliseum.
Stecher's rise in the mat game has
been phenomenal, and none of the
heavyweights of recent years, not ex
cepting Zbyszko, Mahmout or Hack
enschmidt, aroused as much interest
as the newcomer from the Jayhawker
state. His wonderful scissors holds
have made him famous.
Abe Winkler, Chicago Hebrew In
stitute, had his left arm broken in an
elimination contest of the 125-pound
class in the annual wrestling cham
pionships of the A. A. F. His oppon
ent was C. Hoyda of the Pilsen Sokal.
Tonight's preliminaries will be put on
at Social Turner hall, Belmont av.
and Paulina st
Binga Dismond, colored runner of
the University of Chicago, ran away
from his opponents in a quarter-mile
sprint at New York. He was draw
ing farther from Ted Meredith, Olym
pic champion, at the finish. The
east's star men were left in the ruck.
Basketball Scores.
Naperville 49, Independence Pk. 17.
L A. C. 44, First Regiment 16.
Hamlin 22, First National Bank 21.
St Ignatius 54, St Jarlath's 26.
Indiana 29, Ohio State 26.
Evanston A. 29, Evanston High.22.
Sherman 47, Monarchs 10.
Ray Schalk, star catcher of the
American league, has a new rival for
sure-shot pegging honors. The little
stranger who is expected to mow
down would-be base runners is Wal
ter Alexander, obtained by New York
from Kansas City, for $6,500 last fall
He made 52 heaves to wing stealers
in 25 games with the Yanks and
nipped 31. Schalk in 134 contests
killed 86 runners and missed 79.
Ban Johnson, American league
chief, last summer shipped $750 base
ball paraphernelia to Canadian sol
diers fighting in Belgium. During
spare moments the troops staged
games. By way of reciprocating
Mayor Church of Toronto consented
to ship two live caribou from the Ca
nadian wilds to Camp Jerome, Mer
cer county, Wis., hunting preserve of
Comiskey, Johnson and other base
ball notables. The camp boasts a col
lection of wild game of almost every
species known to America.
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No. 1 The man who asks the wo
man in front of him at the theater to
stop rustling her program so that he
mav be able to hear what the actors
are saying.

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