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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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boxing commission the rival claim
ants of McCoy's services presented
their cases and Commissioners
Wenck and Franey disagreed as to
whether the Broadway club had a
binding contract The commissioners
meet again today and, with the third
member, Dwyer, present, a final rul
ing is expected.
Grover Alexander, star heaver of
the Philadelphia Nationals, may be
a circus performer. At least, he has
a staggering offer. A wire from a
circus corporation offered him $1,000
a week to stage a freak baseball
stunt inside a big tent and then show
off his pitching art at a side show.
Grover, at present, is asking $15,
000 per year from the ball club. Many
circuses have carried men of fame
with them, but this is the first at
tempt to have a baseball star on the
program. Great stuff! If Alex re
fuses to accept it may at least' help
him to get the $15,000 he is out after
in his regular baseball contract.
The Seward Park Blues trimmed
the Hamlin Triangles in the first
day's play of the Central A. A. U.
basketball championships at the Illi
nois A. C. Monday, 35 to 22. It was
, considerable battle, two men being
ruled out for personal fouls. Four
teams now remain in the running.
They are: L A. C, Mystic A. C, Mer
cury A. C. and Seward Park Blues.
Tonight's card will see the Mercurys
against the I. A. C. and the Mystic
and Seward Park fives clash. The
winners of these games will mefct to
morrow night for the grand title.
Definite steps for the early return
of Michigan to the Big Nine confer
ence are seen in the meeting of the
Wolverine board in control of ath
letes Thursday. Officers of the board
say the meet jias been called to ratify
freshmen schedules in baseball ana
football. Students, however, refuse
to swallow this. Said students, the
ones who make up the college, make
up the athletic teams and pay to see
games played by the teams, are very
much in favor of their school being
in on the Big Nine games. The fac
ulty is also interested in the "return
of Michigan." But the reasoning of
the students should be considered
first. As long as the faculty mem
bers look at it the same way, more
power to 'em.
Ad Wolgast may not fight again.
He's confined to his room at the
Stratford hotel. Ad says he will
"come back," but he's a pretty sick
Chief Chas." Bender, star Indian
pitcher, who accidentally killed a
nian with his auto last Saturday, was
grabbed in Philadelphia, pending ac
tion of the coroner. Released on writ
of habeas corpus and bail.
Crane Heavies completed their pre
liminary schedule in Chicago High
School Basketball league with a
clean run of six victories, when they
trimmed Lane, 15 to 9, in the latter's
gym Monday. Hyde Park, last year's
champions, came through with four
straight by whipping Bowen into
line! 40 to 11. Senn heavies took a
tight eqme from Lake View, 15 to 6.
Marshall heavies and lights won, 12
to 8 and 21 to 4, trimming Harrison.
Wendell Phillip bantams won from
Parker, 23 to 5. Bowen Midgets
trimmed Hyde Park, 13 to 7, making,
four wins in a row. Lane bantams
trimmed Crane, 12 to 9.
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Inquest in death of Mathew A.
Smith, 1713 E. 40th, who was fatally
burned in engine room of Marshall
Field wholesale house, 656 W. Wash
ington blvd., was started yesterday
at Boydston Bros.' understaking es
tablishment, 4227 Cottage Grove av.
Smith was engineer of the build
ing, which is owned by John G.
Shedd of the Field Co. There were
no witnesses to the accident, ac
cording to Mr. Moore, who represent
ed John Shedd.
Inquest was postponed to Satur
day. " "-,
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