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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1920
FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
CHIP IS MAKING
HOME IN PHOENIX
TOMMY DIN X
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Boxing Idols of yesterday are un
known to the fans of today, except In
the bovlng record and evening talra
of th wonderful fights staged 15 or 10
yeara ago. The dyed-in-the-wool fight
fana can name the dates and principals
of every big fight In recent yeara, but
very few I'hoenix fight fans realUo
that right hero In our own little city
lives an ex-champlon of 23 years back
and a fellow who made fight history
while In the game.
Tommy Dixon, featherweight cham
pion of America 'way back In the "J"a,
Is making his home In Fhoenlx at the
present time, and Tom will probably
reside here permanently unless he
changes his opinion of the great Salt
Tommy Dixon first saw the light of
day In Rochester, N. Y, In 1370, but
hi looks are deceiving, as the Utt?
fellow does not appear older than 36
or 37 years. He came to I'hoenlx about
two weeks ago from Rochester, N. T ,
where he settled down many years ngo
after retiring from the rope I arena.
For the last three or four yers Dixon's
health has been failing and he decided
to come west to recuperate, buying ht i
ticket direct to Thoenlx to visit with
his old friend. Ft. K. Shepheirt. candi
date for county attorney. Shepherd
and Dixon were pals 10 years ago niid
they are pals today. Tommy spends
his spare time In Fhephe-d's office,
where he talks over the strigsles In
his early life. It's hard to get DIxo i
tsrted, but once h opens tip ho cm
gtve you ring history that nrer was
pm.tcd In the record books.
Ttrhaps the greatest fight In which
fMxontook psrt was staged In Kansas
City. May 2. JS95. when Dixon met
Oscar Gardner (the Omaha KIdl in :.
rounds, winning the fea'.h rw?'.2rht
championship of America and tli mu
nificent sum of i;000. ;ardiev wis
rated the best featherwelwht In th
game, not excepting the morld 'ham
plon, George Dixon (colored), and fish,
fans from all parts of the country Jour
neyed to Kansas City, to watch the
fight. For the first IS rounds Gardner
hud the fight won by a big margin,
with DIxnn continuing the fight de
spite the handicap of Gardner's expe
rience and hitting powers. After the
13th round Dixon started after his man
wearing him down with countless
Mows to the head and body vintilCSard-
ner fell to the mat in the 3th round.
too weak to regain his feet, but game
ly resisting tho pleading or his sec
onds, who wanted to throw In the
sponge. Finally Gardner's seconds
ignored the orders of their fighter and
threw In the sponge, giving Dixon the
tin hardest fought rounds . ever re
corded In the' annals of the American
The fight was wlnner-take-all and
a t.mo sidrt bet. Just before the gong
sounded Onrdner bet Dfxon another
which was all the money Oardner
' possessed. When the fight ended Oara
ner was "broke." even without car fare
out of town, hot Dixon passed the hat
j obtaining 11.1 for Oardner, which was
increased by a donation from Tommy
After the Oardner fight. Tommy
Dixon challenged George Dixon, the
champ, to a finish fight for the world's
title and the bout was signed by the
Dallas Athletic club. Ceortre Dixon
an.l Tommy Dixon posted $2500 each
to guarantee their appearance and the
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Dallas club agreed to put up a cash
purse. The Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight
was in the making about this time and
the Texas club also bid for the heavy
weight go, resulting in a protest from
certain factions In Texas and the Issu
ance of an order prohibiting prize
lights In the Lone Star state. The
Dixon-Dixon bout was also canceled
and the little fellowa were never again
able to aet together for a match.
. Tommy Dixon was granted a rer
eree's license by the New Tork boxing
commission In 1916 and at the present
time his application Is before the New
York tribunal under the new boxing
law. He refereed the Ounboat Smith-
Morris bout and numerous big events
In the east during the last ten years.
Dixon is familiar with the records of
th fight game datesback to the bare
I'hoenix fans will have an oppor
unltyto meet Tommy Dixon Tueaday
evening at the Day Nursery boxing
carnival, where he will act as one of
he Judges for the various bouts.
MESA JEWELS WILL
PLAY SPOILERS ON
WE LOT TODAY
The two leading south side teams,
Temp and Mesa, will battle for hon
ors in a gome to be played on the
Tcmpe High school fields this after
noon. Both clubs are reorganized for
the fall season and indications are that
they are about as evenly matched as
last spring and summer, when close
games were always the rule.
Tcmpe has a pitching staff hard to
beat, with Ovicdo. Cross and Nevltt to
rely on. Mesa, on the other hand. Is
somewhat handicapped because of
Lush's Inability to pitch. That star of
the Mesa aggregation will shine from
tho outfield, while Manager Rice is
now figuring on Cullum to pitch. As
a battery mate lie will have Wheeler,
lute of Georgia, who last Sunday In
Mesa showed up brilliantly with five
hits in five times at the bat. He is
also a fast man behind the plate.
Lioin ciuna nave recn working ou
evenings this week in anticipation of
the battle. The game will be called at
3:30 this afternoon.
Tempe lineups Khumway, catcher;
Oviedo. pitcher; Cross, pitcher; Hub
bard, first base; Wofford. second base:
Hege, shortstop: Nichols, left field:
I'arks. center field; Nevltt, right field;
LirooKs. third bnse.
Mesa lineup Wheeler, catcher; Cul
lum. pitcher; Stevenson, first base;
uutler, second base; Reynolds, short-
stop; reterson, third base; Kills, left
field; l'omeroy. center field; Teppcr or
luh, iert Held.
YORK, Neb.. Oct. IS Theodore
INordiund, high school football nlaver.
died here today as a result of injuries
sustained In a game betwwn schools
or I'olk and Mromburg last Saturday.
tiis nee was Broken.
WHEAT PRICES GO UP
CHICAGO, Oct. 15. After fluctuat
lng In a narrow range for several days.
wheat on the Chicago board of trade
today advanced sharply, reching a
point 13 cents a bushel higher than
yesterday s close and closing 9 to 10
cents above yesterday's market.
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314 N. Central Ave.
The Japanese consider the Koreans
as their adopted children and the
trouble between Japan and Korea is
due to the fact that Korea resents the
civilization which Japan is bringing to
them, says Yoshiki Ichimura, Japa
nese educational official who Is 'tour
ing the world investigating educational
"There is the warmest affection
throughout Australia for the Old Coun
try," says a correspondent for the
London Times who has toured that
country with the Prince of Wales. "But
what Australia would do if - Great
Britain became involved In a. war over
some Central European .Question, no
one can say. Australia rejected con-t
scription twice during the war and the
bitterness of that controversy still
The drummer's expense account looks
plenty big these days without padding.
IN MINOR LEAGUE RECORD IS SIXTY-
THREE DAYS-1 H3 1
COAST LEAGUE STANDINGS
San Francisco 103
Los Angeles 101
Salt Lake 93
Oakland at Salt Lake.
Ix)s Angeles at Sacramento,
Seattle at San Francisco.
Portland at Vernon.
ST. PAUL, Oct. 16. Defeating the
SL Paul team of the American asso
ciation, 1 to 0, in a hard-fought game.
tho Baltimore International club cap
tured today the minor league baseball
championship. A fluke home run was
the only tally.
Today's victory gave the Orioles five
wins in six games. The contest was
pitching duel between Frita Combs,
the crafty southpaw, and Jack Ogden,
ace of the International league. Lach
allowed five scattered hits. It was in
the second inning, with two out. that
Shortstop Boley cracked what normal
ly would be a single to right center.
Miller, in going for the' bail, fell and it
rolled to deep center for a home run.
although the throw to the plate by
Berghammer, who received the ball
from Riggert, made the decision close.
The score: It. H. K.
Baltimore 010 000 000 1 & 0
St. Paul 000 000 0005 9 0
Batteries Ogden and Kgan; Combe
LEO PATTERSON WINS
SPRINGFIELD, III., Oct. IS Leo
Patterson, the "Joplin shadow' tonight
knocked out Young Harry Wifls of Sa
vannah, Ua- in the ninth round.
HARTLEY L. REPOGLE (TOP) AND
HENRY R. BRIGHAM (LOWER)
CUICAGO Hartley I Repogle
(top), assistant state's attorney, who
is conducting the investigation of the
charges that the world series last year
wa "fixed' for Cincinnati to win, de-
clared he has the name of the man
who is alleged to have "fixed' the
members of the White Sox. which has
'H'OTTD I N ll ui,
World-famed handcuff king who be
gins his engagement at th Strand this
afternoon in what has been called the
greatest thriller of year.
been given to the special grand Jury.
The lower picture shows Henry R.
Brigham. foreman of the grand Jury,
which is investigating the scandal
A statue to be erected by Americans
on the Marne battlefield is to be pyra
midal in form. 40 feet high.
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PARIS, Oct. 16 The long hunger
strike of Mayor MacSwney of Cork has
caused much discussion here as to how
long it is possible for a man to fast.
Dr. Socquet has told the Paris Midi
that the record is 63 days without food
set by William Granier in 1831.
"Granier had been sentenced to
death and was confined in the prison
of Toulouse," said Dr. Socquct. "He
had a horror of the guillotine and to
save himseir irom aeaiu Dy tnat in
strument determined to starve which
he did after 63 days.
"Many hunger-strikers have lived
longer than could have been expected,"
he went on. "There are the cases of
Tanner, Succi and MerlattI the latter
of whom starved for 48 days while he
lost one-quarter of his weight. Taylor
tells of the case of a worker who was
imprisoned In a mine for 60 days with
out food. He lived three days atter
his rescue and died as a result of being
excessively fed. Many lunatics have
refused to take food for 20, 30 or even
"No rule can be established as to
length of time a man can fast. His
endurance will depend upon his pre
vious health, his constitution and also
upon his spiritual condition which is
very important. It is well known that
a starving man may increase his en
durance a great deal by drinking
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