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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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to the minors at the end of the train
ing season. Manager Griffith is plan
ning to make a pitcher of Jamieson,
who was an outfield relief man in
1916. Jamieson has not pitched for
several seasons, but his left arm is
strong, and in practice he has de
veloped terrific speed. Jamieson and
WHarper will share the southpawing
and Gallia and Walter Johnson will
round out the regular quartet.
There are hints that all is not peace
and happiness in some of . the big
league training camps. Salary cuts
have left bitter scars and. the play
ers' are not taking kindly to drill.
There are rumors from the Pirate
camp, but there are more than' ru
mors from the Brooklyn outfit at Hot
Springs. The National league cham
pions are getting beyond Manager
Wilbert Robinson and doing about as
they please.
The race track bug, bane of so
many managers' Jives, has bitten the
noble athletes and they are more in
terested in the horsehide of the track
than the diamond. One day last week
the players' pool cleaned $300 on a
race and there was a jubiliation.
For a time Robbie had two training
periods. Then the shower baths al
loted the players were cut off and
they were only allowed under the wa
ter once a day. Promptly the play
ers refused to go through two train
ing sessions. Robbie suggested
sponge baths, such as he used to take
when he was a regular, but the ath
letes of today are far above "such
The strong tip is that the players
are doing about as they-please. Pres
ident Ebbetts, when asked about the
ftvo training periods, said the play
Srs might as well do as they pleased
in that affair as they had been doing
as they pleased in everything else.
Wheat and Stengel, outfielders, and
Jeff Pfeffer, pitching reliance of the
1916 club, have refused to sign con
tracts and haven't been near camp
for work.
Manager Robbie's happy family
seems all shot to pieces and they will
not be jollied into a pennant this
Phil Harrison, West Side middle
weight, did everything but knock out
Joe Dory in ten rounds at Racine. At
the end of the battle Dory had to be
assisted from the ring, leg-weary and
bleeding from several cuts. The
bout was as one-sided as could be
imagined. Only exceptional game
ness enabled Dory to stick through
the final round. Harrison's only
mark was a slightly cut ear. In the
same show Sunburst Dolan handed
an artistic trimming to Matty Mc
Cue. George Chip stopped Bob Moha in
the fourth round of a scheduled 12
round go at Youngstown, O. A right
uppercut spelled curtains for the
cave man.
John Olin, Finnish wrestling cham
pion, defeated Doc Roller in straight
falls at the Coliseum. The Finn
showed exception strength, but was
shy on cleverness. The first fall
came' in- 47:51 with a reverse body
lock, and the second in 4:50 with a
body scissors. Olin through his
great strength was enable to break
the best holds of the wrestling
medico. In the semi-windup Charley
Cutler won from Mort Henderson in
straight falls.
Minnesota defeated Northwestern,
30 to 20, and shares the Conference
basketball championship with Illi
nois. Each team won 10 games and
lost 2.
Benny Leonard defeated Johnny
Tillman of Minneapolis in six fast
rounds at Philadelphia., Each man
scored two knockdowns, but the New
Yorker put the most force into his
Basketball Scores
Marshall lights 34, Schurz 5. "
Phillips heavies 32, Calumet 14.
Hyde Park heavies 12, Parker 10.
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Washington. Such big demand on
government for free seeds that
they're all gone,

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