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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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ence on the curriculum demonstrates
that the old days when the profes
sional coach was looked on with dis
favor by faculties have practically
George Huff, director of .athletics
and famous baseball coach, "Is the
originator of the school and is in
charge of it, with Coaches Zuppke,
Jones and Gill as assistants. Huff
reports that there is a constant and
increasing demand for competent
men to direct athletics and to coach
teams and the state university is
often asked to recommend men ca
pable of filling such positions.
Just as a good pitching "move"
baffles a baserunner, so does a good
batting poise fool a slabman. Heine
Groh of the Cincinnati Reds is one
big leaguer who has a trick batting
style all his own.
Other majors face either toward
first or third base, according to
whether they are left or right-handed
hitters, watching the pitcher with
the optic nearest the hurler. Gfoh,
however, stands squarely facing the
pitcher, his back toward the grand
stand. Heine stands, that way until
the pitcher has completed his
Then, as the arm swings, Heine,
who is a right-handed batter, wheels
into the same position other batters
assume at the start. Occasionally
the Red third sacker varies his tac
tics by jumping around before the
Brooklyn fans will soon see a lot
of their diamond idols at bargain
prices. The copious rainfall this
spring has been good for the crops,
but not for Col. Ebbets' club, and as
the result 16 double-headers have
been piled up. Ten of these matinees
will be staged at home. If the
Dodger curving corps can stand up
under the strain Brooklyn must be
reckoned with in the final rounds.
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New bridge across the Tiber at
Rome, span of 328 feet, is the longest
reinforced concrete arch.
Jake Loeb didn't take a chance on
getting in wrong with the superior
court yesterday. Action on the
dropping of the teachers was post
poned until Tuesday.
Morton MacCormac, Thompson
Lundin boss in the 7th ward and
chief statistician of the board, who
was to have presented his report on
the administration, also postponed
It is believed that MacCormac's
report is to furnish Jake Loeb and
the Thompson-Lundin political ma
chine with an excuse to get rid of
those teachers who refuse to sacri
fice the welfare of the school system
to politics.
State's Att'y Hoyne's interest in
Jake Joeb's little scheme to do away
with the merit rule is worrying Loeb
and his eleven henchmen, according
ing to the dope passed out around
the school board. The Loeb crew
are unable to figure out just what
Hoyne proposes to do.
Loeb was a very disappointed man
over the halt called on his. scheme
by the injunction proceedingc before
Judge Sullivan. It was all set to
drop about 1,500 teachers yesterday.
By delaying the game with public
opinion aroused 'to the fever point
against the action of the school board
it is believed that some of Loeb's crew
may get "cold feet" and refuse to
trail along.
Here is the proposition the Loeb
crew is up against: On one side Big
Business interests and the Thompson-Lundin
political crowd are try
ing to wallop the teachers and the
school system, on the other hand
public opinion, the city council and
the state's attorney's are warning
the followers of Jake Loeb that a big
explosion is bound to occur if they
"put over" their scheme to make the
public school system of Chicago a
play-toy for gang politics and Big

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