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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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A proposal to increase the seat
ing capacity of the Cub park is to
be considered by the board of direct
ors. Accommodations are needed for
more fans. On several occasions last
season the stands were taxed and the
crowd overflowed to the field. With
a good team the present capacity
would seldom be enough for Satur
day and Sunday patrons.
Illinois is in prime condition for its
game with Chicago at Urbana Satur
day and prospects are gloomy for the
Maroon eleven. All of Zupke's stars
have recovered from injuries and he
will have his line-up intact for the
first time since the beginning of the
season. There is still a chance for
the Ulini to make a proud showing in
fne Conference, the only defeat so
far being the single-point tragedy at
the hands of Ohio.
Out on the Midway followers of the
Stagg eleven are not over-enthusi-
By Mark Shields
Stockholders of the Cubs met yes
terday, talked about the weather and
re-elected the old set of directors.
Which means that President Weegh
man and his associate officers will
continue to hold their present jobs,
as they are selected by the directors.
Further, it is a strong indication
that Joe Tinker will again manage
the North Side team. Ofiicial con
firmation of this will have to come
from the officers after they have heen
elected by the directors.
An architect showed up with a
proposition to build a swimming.tank
under the grandstand for use of the
athletes, and the plan will probably
be adopted. The same'idea has been
handed to President Comiskey of the
White Sox, and the chances are that
players of both local clubs in 1917
can enjoy a swim after the ball
Manager Rowland of the Sox and
Boss Fohl of Cleveland are on their
way to New Orleans for the meeting
of the minor league clubs- Some
people look on this trip of Rowland's
as proof positive that he will head
the South Siders in 1917. But there
is another angle.
Out in the minors Rowland was a
good manager, and he tipped Presi
dent Comiskey to several good ball
players. Red Faber was one product
of tie Rowland school, and he quick
ly developed into one of the toppiest
pitchers in the American league.
Even should Rowland be supplanted
as pilot of the Sox, he would probab
ly be retained in some kind of a
scouting capacity because of his fa
miliarity with minor leaguers.
Pants has great ability at judging
the youngsters, and managers who
' ave followed his tips on greefl. play
have seldom gone wrong.
astic and Maroon students are plan
ning to keep their money tucked
away unless the state boys offer odSs
of "2 to 1. Eveh at those odds the
wagering will be light and the ma
jority of bets will lie on the size of the
oy and happiness reigns at North
western. Elmer McDevitt, line coach
of the Pucple eleven, who has been
on the Texas border with the Minne
sota national guard, has obtained a
furlough and reports to Head Coach
Murphy this afternoon.
McDevitt is given the major share
of credit for the surprise showing of
the Purple forwards in their games
so far. He is. needed now with the
Purple within two games of a clean
slate and a claim to the Conference
championship. Most of the- work
now being done in Evanston is with a
view to the Ohio game Nov. 25. Pur
due comes next Saturday, but the
Boilermakers are not expected to in
terpose any obstacles in the march of
the Purple.
Driscoll and Cjgrand will both bs

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