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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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By Mark Shields
According to a dispatch from New
York, the Amateur Athletic Union is
preparing to put the han on women
swimmers in future competition.
This is great news to some' people,
who have been demanding that
something be put on the girls, but it
is a sad blow to the male beach fans.
Despite the high cost of white pa
per, Ban Johnson, president of the
American league, and Dave Pultz,
head of the athletes' fraternity, are
hurling charges -at each other daily,
filling up a lot of space that should
be devoted to murders, suicides, di
vorces, politics and other forms of
winter sport
Dave came out with a statement
that some contracts American league
clubs had with players contained a
proviso for laying off an athlete with
out pav if he was injured on the
Johnson is back now with a defi
to Fultz, demanding that he name
one player who was ever denied his
pay by an A. L. club during a lay-off
caused by injury received in a game.
Now, what difference does it all
make to the fans? With no third
league m the field the club owners
hold the whip hand and could proba
bly enforce such a clause in con
tracts, but it is well known that num
berless players draw their salaries
when injured, and all injuries are not
received on the ball field.
So far as the question of being
paid when incapacitated is con
cerned, the noble and hard-working
athletes have little to complain of.
Xast season several members of
both Sox and Cub teams were on the
hospital list at various times, but
they received their pay checks with
regularity. Heinle Zimmerman fell
.down a flight of stairs and was out1
of the game for several days, but he
was not docked.
Ban and Dave could become popu
lar with every one by shutting off
these oratorical outbursts.
Nicholas E. Young, president of
the National league from 1881 to
1903, died yesterday in Washington.
Northwestern, flushed with vic
tory, is planning to claim the Con
ference football championship if the
eleven defeats Indiana and Ohio.
That is, some enthusiastic under
graduates are figuring on such an
ambitious claim.
Sane and safe followers of foot
ball, including those from North
western, will not seriously advance
such a claim. The Purple has an ex
cellent team, it has played impres
sively in its games to date, but even
a clean sweep will not entitle the
Evanstonians to the title.
Wisconsin and Minnesota are not
on the schedule of the suburban in
stitution, and these two teams are
generally regarded as the best expo
nents of the grid game in the Big
Nine this falL 'Wisconsin ran up a
better score against Chicago than
did Northwestern. This," of course,
proves nothing, as hs been shown .
when efforts were made previously
to base strength on comparative
But there is power and drive in the
Badgers and Gophers that the Pur
ple does not possess. This is not
detracting from the showing of Mur
phy's men, who, considering the
small student body from which ma
terial may be drawn, have done phe
nomenally well. If Northwestern
had a compact student body, it would
get larger squads and a wider selec
tion. As it is, many of the Northwestern
gridders must take the long trip
from the loop to Evanston each aft
ernoon In order to participate in
A big delegation of Northwestern

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