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PALE PERFEGTO BEER
A Pavorite With Everybody
Ask For It
Club, Cafe or
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STECHER THINKS HE
WOULD MAKE BOXER
Wrestler Bitten by Samo Bug
That Got Frank Gotch.
Anxious to Attempt What Other Grap.
piers Have Tried, but Failed
Fighter Must Know How and
When to Putlon Steam.
.Too Steelier, the wrestler, who Is
stationed at tho Clront Lakes naval
station, Is anxious to attempt what
other gropplers hnvo tried -but failed
to becomo a successful boxer. She
lato Frank Ootch and Ivan LInow, tho
Uusslnn, after several years wrestling
decided to enter tho squared circle,
and neither ono met with any great
Gotcli fought several ring bnttlcs
and failed to meet n man whom ho
could beat. Llnow's ring ambitions
ended abruptly when ho tackled Jess
Wlllnrd. Llnuw went under tho nnmo
of Frnnk Lyon whllo ho wns fighting,
mid the imlr met In 1011 nt Elk City,
Okln. Tho contest went ten rounds
and resulted In nn easy victory for tho
present noncosnbntant champion. Doc
tor Holler was another wrestler who
failed In tho ring.
Jinny bellevo that tho fnlluro of tho
mat nrtlsts as boxers was mainly duo
to tho fact that they were lujsclo
bound and could not get tho frco ac
tion so necessary in tho ring. Wrest
lers in glovo contests were usually un
nblo to judge distance correctly, for
tho slmplo reason that during mat tus
sles they wero nearly always clinching
with their opponents.
Wrestlers aro as n rule stronger
than boxers, but strength Is not nl-
ways prominent In tho makeup of u
successful boxer. IIo must know how
and when to put steum behind h'ls
blows. Footwork also Is an Important
factor In ring contests. Wrestlers, as
a rule, nro ponderous and slow.
Steelier, however, firmly believes
that ho has all tho qualltlcatlons of
n boxer. Tho grnppler has been
watching bouts held at tho Qreat
L'akes and ho has studied how each
boxer handles himself.
NEW FOOTBALL RECORD MADE
Welborn of Butler College Carries
Ball 102 Yards for Touchdown
and Wins Game.
What Is said by football experts to
have been tho longest run for n touch
down from an Intercepted forward
pass was niado by Lundy Karl Wel
born, quarterback for Butler college,
In Its annual gamo with Franklin col
lege. With only threo minutes to play, tho
scoro 2 to 0 In favor of Franklin,
which, seemingly, wns headed for a
touchdown, Welborn caught tho pass
behind his own gonl und ran 102 yards
for n touchdown, winning tho gamo for
This distance, two yards moro than
tho length of tho field, exceeds by 17
yards the longest run on a similar piny,
according to llutler football fans, who
hnvo been studying footbnll statistics
slnco tho feat was performed.
PAID $1,700 FOR A PUTTER
Club With Which Travis Won Golf
Championship la Presented to
Garden City Golf Club.
L. n. Lnphtim pnld $1,700 nt auction
for tho putter with which Walter J.
Travis won tho championship of Great
Britain In tho golf tourney In 1001.
Mr. Lnphoni mndo n present of tho
trophy to tho Garden City Golf club,
tho organization Mr. Travis represent
ed when ho won tho chnmplonshlp of
Great Britain, nnd tho club-of which ho
has been a long und loyal member. It
will bo hung over tho fireplace, iu tho
SCIENTIFIC END OF BOXING
Weil-Known Pugilists Have Intro
duced No New Punches Glvo
No Time to Study.
A boxing nuthorlty, commenting on
tho statement that well-known pugi
lists Introduced now punches In bouts,
says: "Thero aro no now blows In
boxing, and not very likely to ever bo
any, for tho boxers of today do not
glvo any tlmo to studying tho scien
tific end of pugilism, imd'fow of them
uso half tho blows which wero known
to tho clever men of 50 or moro years
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STAR AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYERS HAVE
OBTAINED THEIR RELEASES FROM NAVY
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CRACK PERFORMERS READY FOR BASEBALL OPENING.
Trls Spenkcr, Cleveland Amerlcnn lengue outfielder, nnd Walter Plpp,
Now Vork Americans first baseman, have obtained their discharges from tho
navy. Both hnvo been studying for commissions at the uavul nvlutlon
school at tho Massachusetts Instltuto of Technology.
RESUME BASEBALL IN 1919
Manager Robinson of Brooklyn
Dodgers Confident Sport Will Be
Taken Up In Spring.
Wllbort Robinson, manager of the
Dodgers, who Is ns close nnd wlso u
student of tho gnmo ns anybody as
sociated with baseball, ays tho ma
jor leagues will operat.' In 1010.
"I have no Iden whoever as to tho
sentiment of tho mnjor mngnntes," said
Hobble. "Tho war ended so suddenly
ns to lenvo business half stunned ilnd
it will bo some tlmo before the Imsl
ncss world comes back to Its senses,
but tho game will go on next season
ns In pre-war days'.
"Ebbcts field has been remodeled
Into a gigantic warehousing proposi
tion, with every cvldenco of Its be
coming a tremcndous'buslness success.
The samo Idea was to hnvo been ap
plied to tho Polo grounds. Jim Gnff
ncy has mndo nil arrangements to fol
low suit with the Braves Hold, Bos
ton. But thoso plants will bo re
turned to tho baseball fans by next
WONT START UP FRATERNITY
Dave Fultz Is Through With Players'
Organization Confesses He
When baseball Is resumed, ono thing
Is ccrtnln, Dave Fultz will hnvo noth
ing to do with any players' fraternity.
IIo Is through with that for nil time.
"Starting tho fraternity up again,"
says Fultz, now a lieutenant in the
4wMWWkwAn rtWvXVH M4t
army uvlatlon service, "would bo a
hard nnd thankless task, I doubt If
It could bo done. I know I had my
troubles with it and nm willing to con
fess I hnvo lind enough. I doubt very
much If nnyoiio would bo brnvo enough
to put tho fraternity on Us feet iiguln."
CALIFORNIA IS THEIR CHOICE
Major League Players Set Up Old Cry
They Do Not Want to Return
East In Spring.
Ball players wintering on tho Pacific
Coast aro making thejr unniinl stnte
ments for homo consumption that they
don't enro to return to tho mnjor
leagues next year, 'nut would much
prefer to piny In California. It wns
over thus, anil yet when n Const lenguo
player 'gets a bid to tho big show ho
breaks his neck rushing for tho first
train to tho cheerless and uninterest
Riddle Gats Jockey Loftus,
Johnny Loftus, ono of America's
leading Jockeys, will rldo for .Samuel
D. IUddlo of Philadelphia nest year.
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NU "AWAHU' IU LAKtS to
Cnpt. Emmett Keefo of tho
Great Lnkes football team, do- &
JJ nies mo gobs had been "award- JJ
4) ed" tho touchdown by Elclson
J that gave them tho 7-0 victory v
ji over Annnjio'Is.
;j "Wheii Saunders, it sub, rush- 9
cd from tho bench nnd tackled
J Elclson, who wns racing for n &
J touchdown In n clear field,"
Jj Keefo explained, "tho olllclals &
J didn't blow their whistles, so tho
ball wasn't 'dead.' Elclson got
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up nfter tho Incident and kept
i right on to tho goal, so he scored
n perfectly legal touchdown.
A There wasn't nny kind of nn S
'award' on tho piny." f
NO RESPECT FOR BIG STARS
Walter Regh of Boston Braves Had
Reputation of Being Freshest Kid
Walter Behg, who started tho sea
son with tho BoiUon Braves, Is In the
navy. Walter Lad tho reputation of
being the freshest kid In bnseball.
In baseball Itehg had absolutely no
respect for nny of tho big stars of the
game. Many busher.s who como up
to tho big leagues look up at tho dia
mond stars like tho new football rooklo
looks at tho haughty captain of tho
sqund. But not ss with Itehg. IIo had
no respect for reputations.
When ho Joined tho Pirates for the
first time he wan Introduced to linns
Wagner, u rite which most rookies al
ways took with uwe. Itehg took tho
big shortstop's horny paw and said:
"Why, hello, Foxy Grandpa; I've been
reading nbout you."
Later Behg drifted to St. Paul nnd
ho went up next with the Bed Sox.
Tho Sox wero playing tho Athletics
ono day whllo tho grent Mnckmen
wero In their prlnio nnd whllo Eddlo
Collins was at his best. Behg wos on
first, when u hot slnglo was knocked
past Collins, placing Behg on sec
ond. Collins had mndo a futllo stab
"Eddie, I'm sin prised nt you," bel
lowed the fresh kid. "Why didn't
you grab it by tho handler
SILENCE COSVS MURRAY $25
Simple Gesture With Bat Stirs Ire of
Umpire Bill Klcm Crowd Took
Bed Murray, tho former Giant right
fielder, Is ono of tho silent men In
bnseball. Whllo Murray Is u believer
in silence, still on ono occasion ho dis
covered that bllenco was moro co.tly
than u erbnl outbreak, according to
Billy Evans. Umpire Klein wns tho
man behind tho gun In the encounter
with Murray. Tin outfielder was at
bat In a pinch. iHo hud threo bolls
and ono strike. Kleni called tho next
bnll delivered n strike, making tho
count threo and two. Murray thought
tho ball wos too hl?h, and held his bat
on a lino with his head. Tho crowd
took up tho nrguiEent. In loud tones
Klem yelliil at Murray: "How high
was that strike?" Agnln Murray hold
his bat on n level v.ith his head.
"Well, slnco It Avns only that high
tho demonstration will only cost you
.$25. If It had been a couplo of Inches
higher I would hnva mndo It ?50."
BROOKUNE CUUB IS IN LEAD
Has Ten Victorien to Its Credit In
Team Matches With the Oakley
After 10 years of golf competition In
team matches between tho Country
club, Brookllne, ami tho Onkloy Coun
try club, which staged the hist event,
Brookllno Is leadlnu with ten victories
to Its credit. Tho matches Miuied In
'000 nnd Onkley .von tho 11M twi
events, and the Com try fiub the fi'"'
Since 1003 they hu "
BELIEVES BOXING IS
BECOMING LOST ART
Jack McAuliffc Doesn't Like
Fighters of Present Day.
Lightweights of Today Do Not Com
pare With Those of Decade or Two
Ago Handlers Unwilling
to Take Chances.
Jack McAuliffc, tho only, unbeaten
lightweight champion of tho world,
who Joined tho army Just previous to
tho signing of tho armistice, does not
bellevo that any of tho lightweight
boxers of tho present day can com
pare with tho famous lightweights of
n decade or two ago.
"Thero must bo something, too, In
tho lden that boxing Is becoming u
lost nrt when famous boxers llko Mc
Aullffe, Kid McCoy, Tommy Byon nnd
Philadelphia Jack O'Brien eay so,"
says a writer In nn exchnnge.
"They can't all bo off In their reckon
ing. "Who or what's to blamo? I don't
know. Everybody perhaps. A boxer
gets In the ring und his seconds begin
to yell nt hi m to keep nwny nnd not
"Tho boxer hears his seconds, obeys
orders, nnd what's Hie result? No
"If n man's handlers don't wunt him
to tnko chances I hey shouldn't ask
him to get In the ring.
"Thero nro times, of course, when n
boxer shouldn't take chances, when
ho should stay nwny as far us ho can
from tho other fellow, but Hint's only
when he's been hit u clip on tho chin
or stomach when he's In distress.
"When he's not In distress It's his
business to take chances. How's ho
going to hit tho other fellow if he
isn't closo enough to reach him? No
boxer, If ho knew anything, over went
Into n ring without understanding that
in order to win ho Iiutl to tako chances,
"People, tell you that n clever fellow
llku Joe Gnus never took a chance.
"I supposo Cans wasn't taking
chances when he stood cioio enough
to let tho other fellow's punches pass
within half mi Inch of his chin.
"Tommy Byan didn't tako chances, I
guess, when ho stood ilat-footcd and
caught on the palms of his gloves tho
straight punches thnt terrific hitters
llko Kid Carter and Mysterious Billy
Smith iiltned nt his nose.
"They all took chances, I'm telling
you. Jim Corhutt took chances when
ho faced John L. Sullivan; hear 'em
talk nbout Corhett dancing awny until
John L. tired hlin-elf out.
Corbctt hit Sullivan n lot of times.
And If ho hit Sullivan didn't Corhett
hnvo to get closo enough to do It?"
LOS ANGELES HAS NEW DIVER
Eugene Mahoney, Youth of Nineteen,
Has Mastered Some of Highest
Scoring Dives on List.
Vnnco Vleth, coach of water sports
at tho Los Angeles A. O., who has
brought out several national diving
champions of both sexes, Is nbout to
spring nnother ciindlduto for tltlo hon
ors in Eugeno Mahoney, his most re
cently developed star. A youth of nine
teen, Mnhoney has mastered during
tho Inst year soino of tho highest
ecorlng dives on tho regulation A. A.
U. list, and ho can now go through a
splendid championship program in ex
0D0M ENGAGED BY SANFORD
Trainer, Who Was Great Jockey In
His Day, Severs Connection
, With Brighton Stable.
Georgo Odom has been engnged by
John Sanford to train his stable of
thoroughbreds next season. Two
months ago Mr. Sanford sought tho
services of Odom, but It was not until
recently that tho trainer accepted tho
Odom was n great jockey In his day
and for tho last few jeuni trained n
string of horses for tho Brighton
stable, winning many Important races,
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OLD UNIFORM MUST
BF USED NEXT YEAR
None Made After Present Stocks
of Goods Exhausted.
Further Restrictions Placed Upon Pro-
ductlon of Athletic Supplies and
Equipment Tennis and Golf
Are Hard Hit.
Tho wnr Industries honrd has put
further restrictions upon production of
athletic supplies and equipment, nnd
this fact, with added taxes coming,
will nmke nny sort of "tool" used In
sport next year n precious possession
Not only hnvo restrictions been placed
upon the production of coitaln of tho
moro common sport supplies but In
some cases further manufacture is pro
hibited after the present stock of ma
terial In hnnd Is exhausted.
Tho followers of tho various
brunches of sport will note with Inter
est that more leeway Is allowed In tho
matter of the baseball and foolbnU out
put than In the ease of tennis und golf.
This Is duo not to discrimination, but
rather to tho fact that grentcr quan
tities of rubber nro used In tho manu
facture of the hall used In theso games
than In baseball and football. Accord
lug to the latest ruling not moro than
10 per cent of the tennis nnd golf
equipment produced during tho lust
four months of 1017 shall bo manufac
tured during the final months of tho
Iu tho uniforms department tho reg
ulations specify that no material will
bo available after tho manufacturer
has lived the supplies now In stock.
This will affect footbnll nnd baseball
to a far greater extent than will bo
tho case among the golf und tennis
players, for while special clothing Is
considered desirable nmong mnny of
the devotees of the games, It Is not
absolutely necessary. Becnuso of the
greater per.-iinul contact In baseball
und football, uniforms with special
padding und armor nro not u matter
of personal choice, but rather essen
tial us u protection against bodily In
juries. During tho past year tho prlco of
now athletic equipment nnd repairs to
old paraphernalia has mounted In
keeping with nil other commodities.
Tho cost of all material und labor In
volved hns Increased ns tho player of
nny gamu realizes when ho takes n
tennis racquet to bo rcstrung, u golf
club to bo repaired or sport shoes to
ho resoled. Under tho circumstances
the outfitting of teams next senson,
should orgnnlzed sport piny bo possi
ble, will he mi additional tax upon tho
management of such teams.
HEAR FROM MAROON PLAYERS
Shorty Des Jardlen and John Breathed,
Football Stars, In Charge of
Shorty Des .Tnrdlen nnd John
Breathed, two members of tho Maroon
football team, have been heard from.
Word has been brought hero by Lieut.
Shorty Des Jardlen.
Harry Lohdell that tho two Muroon
6tar,s aro In charge of n Geiman prison
camp somewhere In Paris and thai
they have u raft of prisoners In theii
charge. Both nro In great condition.
PERCY SKILLEN GOING ABROAD
Dartmouth Pitcher la to Act as Y. M
C. A. Sports Director "Somewhere
Percy Sklllcn, tho Dartmouth pitch
cr nnd btibolmll captain of about tec
years ago, is going overseas as a Y
M. C. A. sports Ulrecto. ien'i
homo is In Chicago, where ho i.ii icot
In tho sporting goods business for tin
past seven years. Slnco his grnduntloi
ho has been prominent us n mcmbci
of tho Logan Squares and West Euds
Chicago sciiil-profwslonal nines.
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