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Pa so Eiiht T-g.! " n infi rs n i - -- - - ' ' " - . " - - -t- ? -rl ' i ' nHiMullO COME OUT OF IT! The Chicago Examiner's ver satile sport editor in his stories of the Hammond football games evidently tells the makeup man. to stick 'em under the head of "Prairie Football." Where those birds get prairie football we don't know. With rows of machines mak ing the league park look like the Indianapolis speedway on Deco ration Day, a grand-standed field enclosed by a barb-wire fence to puncture little boys when they perch atop; visitors from a dozen cities near and far; Curley Kimball's hot-dogs; old Doc Young, the club saw bones, running gaily out on the gridiron now and then to set a fractured collax bone, to say nothing of Flappy Monnett's new we skit SAY, WHADDJA MEAN BO BY "PRAIRIE FOOTBALL?" (Ey H. B. CROSS.) Hammond's football team has sud Cen!y became Invincible. Three touch dorm end two goal kicks by Fattie Dris coll. star fcr the Block club, sent the Wabash A. C. horre yesterday with a 20 to 0 defeat. ' It was the biggest Fcore ever rolled Ycur Country Has Called You; Your City Is Calling You! Some of you have gone to war; the test of you are here helping to win the war, making munitions in Amer ica's greatest arsenal. Ycung men of Gary, you have not esked for blood profit. Instead your kill, your strength, your brains have f;rged the 6tsel, made the benzol, pro duced the guncotton that has been hurled egalnst Prussianlsm. The shrapnel, the shells, the submarine plates, the '-tank" steel, the trench hel mets, the explosives and all the other rnunitions you make them. HUMANITY, AMERICA, GARY OWES MUCH TO HER YOUNG MEN. The city of Gary expects you to d? your duty at the po'ls. You owe it to yourseif, your mother, your sister your wife, If you have one. You owe It to the next feneration, to posterity. Most ali of you owe it to the women and children of your city. Is Gary to be ruled by the people, Is this city to be a Greater Gary? Or Is Gary to be forever a Pullman, under the political rule of Wall 6treet? Gary to becomo Greater Gary must conduct her own government. Her pecple must have access to the lake front. There must be a second har bor, a public harbor In Grand Calumet river that will not interfere with in dustries. There must be independent Industries. All that Gary aims to be, hopes to be, is summed up In what V e ind pendent party stands for. Your mayor, R. O. Johnson, heads the independent party. He asks your support. Young men of Gary, Tuesday, Nov ember 6th means mere to Gary's fu ture than any other date In Its his tory. That day will decide whether Wall etreet or the people are to rule. B free American citizens. VOTE THE INDEPENDENT TICKETI Men f Gary ! i Xlf Swi5 Wabash vs. Hammond Line -Tip And Sumciary. j Hammond (20.) -WabMii (0). i L. E Henderson Stronalter R. E. ! L. T Whltlock.Yount K. T. ' L. G SellegerSchnelder- j G Blocker! McMurray R. G. ! H. G Green'Tibbs C I R. T.-RufTner-Pium Red'n-Adams.L. G. ' R. E Kohl-Nolan Palin L. T. ' Q. B Driscoll Allen L. K. i L. il. B Hal- jXooner Q. B. ! strom-Shcrdian Reno R. II. B. R. H. B.-Mcyers- ;CheckeyeL. II. B. j Simmons Falk F. B. i T. B Blocker- j Shaughncssey j j Touchdowns Driscoll, 3. Goals from ! touchdown Driscoll. 2. up against Wabash in Its eighteen years of professional football. It nas the first time in eighteen years that a ball was carried from the kick off for a touchdown against Wabash. It w"r' 'he second time in the history of professional football in Hammond that a touchdown was made from a kick-off. I". A. Parry, playing with the Irociuols on the Harrison park gridiron, did it years ago. Flay Xlia Quaploui. Keeping the ball constantly in Wa bash ttrritory, never perrmttins lha op pcr.ent the privilege of looking at the Koal posts at close range and lighting! like demons, Hammond redeemed itself for its defeat by Racine a week before. It was playing a much better club than Racine and in Milliner and Checkeye had two crafty and dangerous men to combat. Beating Wabash by e'TVeen point3 ! mora than Fine ll!ase did a week be- j fore has caused Hammond's stock to j rise until it ,rtain a great crowd will accompany the team to Lafayette -. next Sunday when it meets the P. V. j club for the firet time since last fall . when it held the state champs to a drop kick victory. Fine Village was unable to cross the Wabash line last week and j it Is said was outplayed by the college : town team. Pine Village and the Cin-1 cinnati Celts played to a scoreless tie yesterday. j Driscoll ZTot Aloae. I Without taking any of the glory from Pattie Driscoll, it can be s'ated that; there were eleven stars on th Ham- mond club yesterday at all times. Wa-I bash could find no holes. "Its InterTer- J ence ws knocked galley we&t and the! runner dumped without ceremony. The forward pass on which it relied was in- tercepted and carried back by Hammond j players. Wabash et no st.-ae of the game bad a ghost of a show yet it was' a sensational, spectacular game for the visitors did not lack light and always threatened to becom daneerous. There was always the possibility that Check eye would do the Pattie Driscoll act. Checkeye was never tackled so hard in his life as by Clinks Meyers yester day. And Selleger, plajir.g one of the j best games of his great career as a! linesman, nailed a Wabash runner in his i tracks five yards back of the line. Ruff-1 ner, out for the first time this season, j was a tower of strength and Whitlock. 1 a new man et ta:kie, played a creditable; game. .Frank Blocker was back in his i old form and Ted Blocker filled the j place left vacant by I-ongnecker. Hal-i strom at left halfback ran with hla knees under his chin and when tackled it was always by one f.ot so that he! could throw himself forward a yard or I two. He gained consistently and Meyers j at the other half showed the. driving style of football that he learned on the! prairies. Kohl and Xolan who alternat-' ed at right "end were stars of the rlrst water, while Simmons snd Sheridan i were in the game only a few minutes, but aided In the ground gaining. j Score Second Period. The first touchdown was made In the ' second period when on an intercepted BY XX. C. HAMILTON (United Press Staff Correspondent) NEW YORK. Oct. 27. If the base ball world doesn't watch Its step this fellow Charley Weeghnian out in Chi cago if going to take their oil game all to pieces and reassemble it accord ing to his own ideas. Weeghman. who runs the Chicago club of the National league, started out a year ago to put some new ideas into the grand old pastime, but his ideas went shuffling eff for another year when he git tangled up in his training plans. This year, he declared today, he is going right cn through with them. Weeghmau has the Idea that hitters can be made. In spite of the oft-repeated assertion, proved many times according to present methods, that veal hitters are just simply able to crack 'em and the "boys who don't hit 'em can't be made to, he is going to go the limit with his new Idea. Just about a yesr ago Weeghman conceived the Idea cf taking a crack fro'.fer to California with him and sick ing him onto the boys with the purpose of showing them a golf swing !n their hatting. A follow-through blow, such as In used In golfing. Weeghman con tended, could be put to pood advantage on a baseball club. Weeghman handed out the idea la seriousness and engagred Chick Evans 1 Weeghmam How Ready With More Ideas COACHES ARE VERY MUCH AMUSED WITH THEIR SQUAD: ... A T A lit v com eel iiCDc'iei- rea:e - -4 :ai pass and a forward pass, Hammond sent Friscoil over the line and the North western captain kit ked goal. It was at the opening of the second bu!f, on the kick-off. that Driscoll re ceive? 1 the kick and ran sixty yards through the center of the field for a touchdown, passing the entire Wabash team. Two or three times he was sur rounded by Wabash players but escaped by his speed. The next touchdown was on an end run by Driscoll after two line plunges had been stopped. Wabash was never so surprised in Its l!fe. It came to Hammond expecting an easy win and Its followers were giv ing big odds. It had no alibi for its defeat and the players claim Hammond should be able to defeat Inne Village. The Hammond team looked good from stem to f-tern, and Coach Green must be given credit for having brought order out of rout. GARY TECHS EVEN WITH THISTLES In one of the hardest fought and In teresting gridiron struggles of the sea son, the Gary Techs and the Thistles of Pullman battled to a 7-7 score at the Emerson field in Gary yesterday after noon. Securing the coveted pigskin on an intercepted pass the Thistles scored their 7 points in the first quarter. Hy some fast and clever football the Techs tied the score in the third session. The last quarter saw the two teams battling bnck and forth, but neither were able to score. The game was witnessed by a large crowd. Next Sunday the Techs will play their first out of town game of the season when they will travei to Joliet. -According' to reports Joliet has one of the fa.ste.st f ;ims in the Ftato and the loc i's -.re anth-lpntinu a very hard game. The Gary Tech line-up yesterday was 8S follows: Runvin. I,. E.; Carr., L. T.; Durnbovisky-Iioskhart, L. G.; Miller, C; Kr.eisely. II. T.; Kerr, II. G.; Campbell. K. E. ; Hodre-McI,ennn. Q. P.; Cohen. F. P.; Harris. I,. II. 15. ; Timblin-Mc-K'-nzie. R. If. P.. to make the trip to California to teach tho Cubs soemthing about hitting. However, so much fun was made, of the Idea and things got so bad about the time tho Cubs beat it for the Pacific coast that Weeghman abandoned the idea. This year, he declarer, he is go ing through with it. b-it he has in view a professional golfer as Instructor for his men. Fred Mitchell, he says, is agreeable to the experiment. Mitchell has In Chick Wortman and several other high-class fielders but poor hitters admirable material to turn over to the teacher. It may be that Weeghman will come back with a school of ball players who will begin knocking them far and wide with such gusto that the golf swing will become a common term. And. having relieved himself of tr.e golrinir fever, Weeghman came through with another hunch. He is going to coach his runners at third base to start for home after a sacrifice fly, from a sprinter's crouch. He contends that many runs a year are lost through a baseball player's insistence on watch ing the ball as it approaches an out fielder. The start, he says, could be made at a sound from the coacher at third. Some mighty funny suggestions, but the Cubs can stand the experimenting If sny club can. THE TIMES r g9K JJw CoacW 2,yq Iwglvr.g hctnves" sick Uiw tell. I Time (Special to The Times.) EAST CHICAGO, IXD.. Oct. Playing on a slippery field before TOO rabid football fans, the East Chicago Gophers performed a feaj. unique in the annals of footalt history. Owing to a iniMintcrpret.Htion of a telegram, the South B'nd Cardinals, claimants of tho championship of northern Indiana, came to East Chicago expecting to play. Aft er having supposedly concluded nego tiations with them the Gopher manage ment booked the speedy Lincoln A. C. of Chicago, the only team which was able to defeat the Cornell A. C, last year's champions of Chicago. Nothing daui.ted the Gophers, who began the afternoon ry completely routing- the South Bend aggregation. Py a da.ling display of open style football the Gophers rolled up a score of 74-0. The result was never in doubt and the whole Gopher team played brilliant football. The second game, however, was an other story. The colored boys started off us if they were going to wipe the thamplon Gophers off the map. After a few mlnures the Gophers again began to display the brand of football that has made them unconquerable. Forward pauses, end runs, and trick plays were used repeatedly, and try as they might, the Eineolns were unable to solve them. The first half emied with the Gophers leading, 14-0. In the second half the Gophers continued to cxcell and scored twice again. The fame ended with the Gophers on the long end of a 27-0 score. During tho Inst game "Fighting" Plaka of the Gophers was injured and had to be carried from the field. Hlake, Cleary, Darrow and Franklin did wonderful work for the Gophers. Next Sunday tho Gophers will play the Keystones of Aurora, one of the best teams in northern Illinois. Pine Village and Cincy Celts in a Tie LAFAYETTE, IXD., Oct. 23 The Pine Village eleven and the Cincinnati Celts played a 0 to 0 football tie yester day. Most of the playing was in Pine Village territory. In the final period the Celts had the ba.il on the Villagers' 10-yard line. Fenton was badly injured. Dick King, Harvard, was the star for Pine Village. Van .Men of Purdue and Keefe of Notre Dame played well for Pino Village. Sorenson of Ohio State played full for the Celts. Fort Wayne Friars Lose to Fit cairns by a 10 to 9 Score FORT WAYNE, IND.. Oct. 29. The Fort Wayne Friars lost to the Pitts burgh Pitcairns football tcr.m here yes terday, 10 to P. The scoring started in the second quarter, when Crawford, tho visiting fullback, kicked gosl from the twenty-yard line. A few minutes later the Friars, after having pushed the Pit cairns to their one-yrtrd line only to lose the ball on down.-, blocked a kick, but a Pitcairn player fell on the bail. It was a safety for the Friars. K. O. MEYERS IN KNOCK-OUT K. O. Meyers, flyweight champion of Li- Indiana, added another easy victory to his already large list before a private c'ub, October 27, when he stopped Mar tin in the second round of their sched uled ten round bout. Meyers completely outclassed his rival and thar was never a doubt during the short contest as to the ultimate outcome. GOOD BOWLING AT WHITING (Special to The Times.) WHITING. IN'I), Oct. 29. The Bod ney's beat the champion Tower Stills bowlers last Friday evening for the total pins in 3 games, the Bodneys get ting 2.7S2 pins against 2.662 pins. Cap tain Canner rot high game with 236 and Law of the Tower Stills getting 213 I for his side. The bowling of the best j teams in the country wil be seen here this winter. The champion lady bowl ! Ing team of Chicago will appear in the near future. Ladies invited next Mon day evening when the Bank of Whiting plays East Chicago at 8 o'clock sharp. Half Backs Tako Count. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.. O't. 28. Minus the services of four of its regulars and ' two substitutes, tho Rock Island Inde ! pendents defeated the Racine eleven j here yesterday afternoon. 12 to 0. Mur j phy's wine end runs. together with ' Harty's all-around playing for Rock Is i land and Glockson's punting for Racine, were features. Hrindley and Davenport, star local half backs, were knocked out j during the course of the game and had ; to retire. OH, BOY! i TERRE IIAI'TE, IN P., Oct. 27. In vitations nro being mailed to probably 3.010 sportsmen in Terre Haute and I nearby cities calling to mind ths . twelfth annual coon hunt at Black's Rifle sanitarium, near Terre Haute, be ! ginning Saturday night. November S. ' Last year ne.-vrly .000 men attended the : memorable hunt. f3 Gotch of Few Champions to Retire With Title Tucked Away rTtTr-Ao. Oct. 27. Frank Gotch, perhaps the greatest wrestler the world has ever knwn. undefeated chalmpion of the world, will never wrestle again. His physical condition prevents him from engaging in another match. Gotch Is one of the unique figures of American sport. He is one of the few champions who have retired with their championships safely tucked away. Gotch was born on a farm near Hub boldt. Ia.. April 27, 1S7S, his parents be ing of Dutch descent. He attended the country school near his home until he was sixteen, when he was sent to col lege to study ' law. Gotch was so t usy with athletics that his father took him from school before the end of the year and put him to work on the farm. In 1S37 Gotch got the gold craze and went to the Klondike, and it was here that he first wrestled for money. At Bear Creek owners of rival mines per suaded Gotch to wrestle a local cele brity and bet $11,000 a side on the match Gotch won in eighteen minutes and was given $5,000 as his share. Gotch soon afterward returned to the Cni'.pd States, but later returned to Alaska, remaining there a few months. Gotch's firft big match in America was with the great Dan McLeod, then in his prime. This match took place n Lucerne. Ia., and Gotch lost. After this match he became a pupil of Farmer Burns, the former world South-Bend-s. Hammond Lineup and Summary. At Hammond (0). South Bend (0). Hess L. E ilacDndarf er Oltz ; L. T I?lueckert Phrommer L. G Buntman Swanton C Capt. Donovan Kavascy R. G Watters Black R. T Findlay Gearing R. E Ash Searles L. H. B Smith Capt. Warne R. II. B Sabo Schlllo F. 13 Olsen Howatt Q. B Mohn Referee Qoint. Central T. SI. C. A., Chicago. Umpire Hollus Hunter. Head linesman Smith. Time of quarters 15 minutes. Substitutions Hammonn: Warne for Howatt; Cearlns for Warne; Lipinskl for Gearing. South Bend: Llnehart for Smith; Findlay for Donovan; Watters for Findlay; Wills ice Watters. L CH1GAG TfllMMED Gary varsity fairly ran circles around East Chicago at the Gleason field in Gary Saturday afternoon when they de feated the Twin City representatives by a one-sided score of 59-0. At no time during the game did the East Chicago ans threaten the Gary goal and put up a very weak and uninteresting game. On account of the soggy condition of the Froebel field the game was played at the Gleason field Instead. In the first half ran up a, score of 2S-0 and in the closing session" added 31 more points to their total. Gary displayed some real football '.nd It was )' t a case of how many times they could cross the East Chicago goal line. Kllpatrlck, Ruman and Marquard rlaced themselves on the honor roll for Gary, each playing a stellar game. For East Chicago, Skrentny was the only on that displayed any stellar talent. Next Saturday, Gary plays their big gest and hardest game of the season. South Bend will be their opponents and the game Is of no little Importance. With Hammond holding the South Benders to a nothing to nothing score, Saturday, the Gary varsity have hopes of slipping over a defeat. If Gary can win, it will entitle them to the North ern Indiana championship, which the St. Joseph county aggregation has held for many years. The East Chicago Gary line up Saturday was: Gary. Pos. Xast Chicago. Cogley-Smith L. E Sombrasky Dunleavy L. T Browsky Hark's-Alger L. G Filson Coons-Smith C Schwab Mikita-Skin'r R. G L. Jons Kollus R. T Lcrke Ruman-O'Con'r R. E II. Jones Kilpatrick R. H Murphy Harris L. II Hill Marquardt F. B Skretney McLen'n-Ru'an Q. B Martin Football Saturday COLLEGE. Chicago, 7; Northwestern, 0. j Illinois, 27; Purdue, 0. Ohio State, 67; Denlson, 0. Wisconsin, 20; Iowa, 0. Michigan. 20; Nebraska, 0. Notre Dame. 40; South Dakota, 0. Do Pauw, 14; St. Louis university, 0. 1 Wabash. 13; Transylvania. 0. i Rose Poly, 6; Washington university, 0. champion, who taught Gotch the inside points of wrestling, which enabled him to defeat Tom Jenkins for the Ameri- i can title in Kansas City in 1306. Gotch cinched the world title by de feating George Hackenschmidt, Euro- j pean champion. In Chicago, two years I later. In 1911 he agal met and de i feated Hackenschmidt with ridiculous ease. j On January 11, 1911, Gotch married i Miss GlTdys Oer-trich, daughter of a wealthy Iowa farmer, whose farm ad joined the Gotch homeste'ad. Since their marriage they have lived at Humboldt. They have one child, a boy of five. Gotch has won thousands of dollars on the mat and careful 'nvf stments. j mostly in Iowa land, have radn him a wealthy man He owns about 2,000 acres of land near Humboldt, his home farm and his residence, in addition to . large blocks of bank stocks and other safe securities. ! One of the greatest evidences of I Gotch's sense of honor was shown in j his refusal two' years ago to meet Joe Steelier, the sensational Nebraska boy. in a match for the championship cf the ; world. I The match would have meant more than $30,000 to Gotch, but he refused j to sign articles, whe he was not con I fident of victory, fearing his hundreds of friends would lose thousands of dol lars should he be defeated. Monday, October 29, 1917. I What Gary Will Da In South Bend Game on Saturday Ilext Will Decide Raca. SATURDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL RESULTS At Hammond, 0; Sontli Bnd, 0. At Gary, Est Chic&go, 0. The football championship of north ern Indiana high schools hangs in the balance. Outfighting South Bend high every inch of the way Hammond high played the touted favorites of their Saturday's clash to a standstill a scoreless tie. While South Bend and Hammond were fighting for what was termed tha margin on the northern Indiana cham pionship Gary destroyed East Chicago at Gary, 59 to 0. Gary's fleet eleven left no doubt in the minds of the fans that Gary would put up "some scrap" against South Bend at Gary next Saturday. Bad Field. Greatly hindered by the "sea of nrj3 ' which enveloped a greater portion of the II. A. A. field the game was slow and on account of the mud and a chilly wind which l'rozo the sticky ooze to the fingers of the players' numerous fumbles were made by both sides. Many off-side penalties were called. Hammond Strong. Hammond proved surprisingly strong against South Bend. Its well-oiled backfleld charging consistently through few points. On the defense Hammond's stock as a championship contender up a few points. On the defense Hammond's line was a triiie shaky, but withstood well under the attack" of the heavy Bend men. The backfield of the visiting leather men especially fullback Olstn and half back Sabo was cause of much comment. Both were exceptionally fleet and came near getting away with the pigskin for scores several times. South Bend's line was battered for gains frequently and but for the defensive play of quarter back Mohn and Captain Donovan Ham mond would have marched easily for gains. Smith, halfback, also played a good game. Neither team "opened up." Field ccn ditions would not warrant the attempts. The battle most of the time was nothing more than old-fashioned straight foot ball. The Game. The first quarter ended with the ball on South Bend's forty yard line. The play had been In center field most of the time. After many punt exchanges and penalt'es and the ejection of Captain Donovan. South Bend, for objecting too strongly to Empire Hunter for being penalized the half ended with the pig skin resting on Hammond's 45 yard line. Neither learn had gained the advantage in this half. Second Half. Hammond kicked and South Bend took ball to Hammond's 40 yard line where after being held, punted. Ham mond fumbled and South Bend attempt ed drop kick. Hammond regained ball on its own 20 yard line. Schillo. Ham mond, punted ball to center where visi tors muffed it and Hammond recovered on opponents' 40 yard line. Hammond made ten yards by line plunges. A for ward pass, Warne to Schillo, took leather to South Bond's 20 yard line. Here Hammond was penalized Ij yards for holding,and Schillo punt to Bend's 19 yard line. After both teams had been penalized for off-side and a punt had failed the ball was again Ham mond's on visitor's IS yard line. Schillo and Warne by rluiiges lock bail In South Bend's seven yard line where it was lost on downs. South Bend pun to i to its own 30 yard line and held Ham mond. Quarter ended with ball on South Bend's 2S yard line. final Period. Linehart, South Bend, Intercepted fo, ward pass. Ball on Bend's 15 yard line After an exchange of punts the ovai landed In center. Olsen br!;e loose fo touchdown but was stopped on Ham mond's 4 3 yard line by Warne. South Bend took ball to Hammond's 33 yard line where the whistle ended the fray. Captain Warne, Star. Captain Warne was the individu.T star of the game. His defense end i-f-fn.-:e play was exceptionally strong. Swanton, Searlcs, Schillo, Phrommer, Howatt, Gearing and Kavacy all played consistently. Howatt was forced to quit the game in the third quarter, having badly sprained his ankle. Olsen of South Bend played the entire last htlf with what he believed a fractured wrist. WANTED BOWLERS. This slogan heads hundreds of cards sent to Hammond bowlers today urging the ten pin men to meet at McCool's al leys tomorrow night to organize a Ham mond city bowling league.