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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Bv Mark Shields- .
Joe Tinker and Chief Healey
should hold an experience meeting.
For side-splitting humor the
French government pulls the Dest
one of the day. George Carpentier
may-not. he abje to come 'to this
country to box because prize lighting
is illegal under French law while the
bloodiest war in history-s being
fought Fighting with tjie fists is too
rough for people busied with shoot
ing each other to small pieces.
Carpentier and his manager are
not satisfied with the terms offered
by Tex Rickard. There is also doubt
whether the French boxer could se-j
cure a furlough for four months.
And Miss Elizabeth Marbury. inter
ested in French Red Cross work, says
she has nothing to do with the fight
er and is not his American represen
tative. All of the society ladies press
agented as interested in -the proposed
battle between Carpentier and Wil
lard are busy denying they would
have any dealings with people who
pepper each other with five-ounce
gloves, though they are ve$y pally
with artists who wipe out entire ar
mies with giant guns.
Respectability in fighting, as in
stealing, iB a question of how you
do it. - -
Pres. Weeghman of the Cubs, in
New York with a check for $100;000
and the willingness to trade several
athletes, expects to name a new
manager lor the North Siders some
time this afternoon or tonight
Weeghman was a busy man last
night and today, but was content to
say progress was Being made The
names of Fred Mitchell and Fred
Clarkewere prominently mentioned
j as 1917 pilots and Frank Chance
i came in for some slighj attention. .
.Mitchell, on the talk which- is
loose, has the best chance. But
some doubt was cast on his selection
by the statement of Weeghman that
the new manager' would be a man
well known as a handler of major
league clubs. Mitchell has experi
ence only as a lieutenant to George
Stallings with the Braves.
Clarke retired from, leadership, of
the Pirates with the declaration that
he wanted to stay on his farm for the
rest of his days. Fred is not averse,
to accepting money, however, and
could he lured back by proper inducements.
Y The only, real certainty is that Joe
Tinker is through. Every avenue is,
blocked to him and he must go else
where or accept a subordinate posi
tion forthe coming season. Joe has
given no intimation of what he
will do. . ' 1
Y The. safest procedure is not to
place much weight on the statements
of club owners.
Fireworks are scheduled for the'
National league's meeting today.
Barney Dreyfuss has not weakened
in his opposition to Garry Herrmann
as chairman of the national, commis
sion and he is also wrought up over
the stand of Ban Johnson in support
of the Cincinnati magnate. Barney
says he will reserve his oratory for
the-league meeting and had nothing
to say before it began.
Thfi International Inamia !c 'nlcn
dissatisfied with some of the deals
handed it by the majors and is stirred
by a small-sized revolt The1-' minors
believe this an opportune time to
get what they want, with baseball
just recovering from a disastrous
war and needing harmony in order to
regain its position. ,
Increasing the player limit to 22
men is another thing to 'come be
fore the magnates. TJhere will be a
hot fight over this, with plenty of
opposition from the miserly owners
who can see nothing but the imme-

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