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Classified Section SPORT and Classified Section SPORIS, RECREATION, OUTDOOR LIFE CONDUCTED BY A. H. E. BECKETT ("BECK") Fnday, February Eleventh, 1916. h , EAST JIEREES STEGHEH IS MflRVEt; WRESREfl Jfifflffl PINK Nebraska Farmer Boy Has Learned the Rudiments of Wrestling Without Professional Tutoring, But Has Consistently Defeated All Comers; His Body Said to B9 Most Powerful Ever Seen in New York. 9 ny ntvMv . YORK. Feb. 11. The east ern wrestling skeptics esked to be fthown. whereupon Joe Steelier. Ticstrrn wonder, displaced bis wares. 1 '11I milneed eferjone in Gotham i v 1 that he is one of the greatest R-riiplri since the das when Frank . t h was in hi prime -Nil, 1 (.ame to Ni vt York for his !) hi w iih Mort iii'iidcrson, "The Masked Morel" touted a" .t whirlwind on the m ii Cotham ihiln t leliee It but It di es now The way in which Stecher tr'i! with Henderson was a revelation. , ojdlv enough, Stecher was never tu y t' rr .1 1 a professional wrestler. Some riptriv ti.te it that "Farmer" Burns li.tr. "in. ed him to the rudiments ot the Edine These are erroneous. Fi.iliei s only Instructor lias been his brother, Anton, who knew only a lit tle more about the wrestling same than did Joe when the boys were grap pling back In their home town In X'i dge. Neb. Lrnrns Without Tcnchrr. 1 ' e.irs ago the Stecher boys be anie interested in wrestling while at ti inline 1 ho T M C A. in Freemont. m 11 lien thc returned to the farm hc mntinued grappling in their odd riion.miF No one told them, anything ibunt 1 lie tricks 111 the wrestling game. Wi'enever they i nuld find the time to ' th. would po to some wres wci. inolved Tiiev would watch the irn k uneoirred hv the "profs" and tu. i k'i home and tiy them out on ca li other 'lit in Dodge the Idolize Joe and well tlie should Not only has Joe t is. 11 to heights that should make Trrio proud th it it produced him. but Jr id. .it ill, .Io has made some of the In i!m Inns raiher wealthy. bont thiee pari ago Joe blossomed cut in pmtilic as a uientlr lie showed np wonderfully 11 among the an a- "i He "pinned" every man whom te f.ukli'd That made the citizens ci limine ouite lioastful about Joe I in ildlit Those boasts seeped tn the outside world, whereupon sev- ei ii l.um hot of ambieis in Omaha de- Mn.t to clean up Dodge ana the ' I ird ite iciriltv Mini Ilrts ror Friends. XV nen Stecher wnn with ease all of ' 1 i.irlier matches, the town of Dodge iMHil .1 di fi to the effect that Stecher - ni 1 nit't anyone in the country. r.tih ."catch-can style. That was ihr Mimmons for the gamblers They S' rit a few emmissaries down Dodge v n who boasted about So-and-So TBMIAIE KEI COITEST Series of Games For Local Championship May Close Season's Schedule. spimp of games for the soccer 1 1 .iininoiiihip of El Paso is to start at 1:10 Grande park on Sunday sfternoon when the United Empires will clash I with the 16th Infantry. The civilians de- kf feated the 10th Infantry last Sunday, n but Ed Gaffney's men from Camp Cot- 'rn believe that tbey can retrieve the honor 01 the army. arrangements for the series will be miplettd Friday evening at 7:30 lock when a meeting of socer men w.'l be held at the Angelus cleaning w orki- for the purpose of arranging tire date" and order of games, selecting of 'n nls and deciding upon the eligibility Vnf i4j ers Hon er has made big gains here this M m WMmwm vMM WM MADE Mm Open Saturday Night Tfll 9:30 We Are Tailors, Not Agents. V- 11 ran vim. WmPm Wm Wm o. 3ii:Mi: who as a good wrestler, folks grabbed at the bait The Dodge "He may be good but he's not as good as Steelier," announced Dodge. Whereupon a match was made, the gamblers brought on a "ringer" and coaxed the Dodge folks to bet on Stecher. It wasn't har dto coax those fellows: they were only too willing to uacK on-cner 10 cne jimu oi tneir oanK rolls. And Stecher won. llents Sin ny Ringers. Time and again the gamblers brought other famous wrestlers to Dodge and the vicinitj, under assumed names, and "matched them against Stecher. On each and every occasion the gamblers plunged recklessly, feel ing sure that this was the time that Stecher would be beaten. But Stecher wasn't He beat every man the gam blers pitted against him, and the Dodge bojs who pyramided their bets on.hlm ran a few dollars Into the thousands. When Stecher made his appearances in Omaha there was a certain clique that scoffed at him. It had heard about "wonders" before: it wasn't go ing to be "taken In" again. But Stecher kept on wrestling, kept on deling his best at all times, kept on winning and very soon Omaha and all the west awakened to the fact that It had produced a grapple'r who knows no peer at the eatch-as-catch style. In Plijslcal Muriel. Stecher. who is of Bohemian parent age, is six feet tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has a wonderful physical develop ment. Stecher's legs and arms are impressive almost to the point of being uncanny. Ills arms are long and sinewy and his legs show muscular de velopment beyond anything ever seen In New York. Stecher has the most powerful pair of legs every owned by any wrestler, and It is largely because of this that he haB been so successrui. The scissors hold, long regarded as one of the most effective on the mat, has been perfected to the highest point by Stecher. He is as fast as a streak of Ughtnlnsr oil the mat and when once he secures his scissors hold It is only a matter of seconds before he has pinned his opponent's shoulder to the mat Stecher broke in upon New York after It had experienced three solid months of wrestling. That tournament enabled the fans to "get a line" on real wrestlers and ordinary wrestlers. And those who saw every one of the Inter national grapplers and then saw Stecher are unanimous In declaring: Stecher is the greatest of them all" winter and botn army and civilian teams believe that It has been placed on a footing which will make it one or the most popular sports In El Paso next winter. Srrfes May End Schedule. The present season Is drawing 'to a close and it is likely that the cham pionship series now about to be started" will wind up the local schedule but there Is still a prospect that a series of games will be arranged with the best teams from Arizona. Globe, Moron ci and other towns have written here for matches and the mat ter of accepting or rejecting those pro posals will all depend upon the support which can be obtained for the remain ing games of the regular reason. It will Cost ssteral hundred dollars to bring Arizona teams here and the attendance so far has not warranted such an expenditure. Announcing first showing of our New Spring Woolens. All the latest designs in Stripes, Club Checks and Silk Mixtures in the new coloring of Grey, Brown, Blue and Tan effects. The largest stock in El Paso to choose from of exclusive designs in Foreign and Domestic weaves. AUMNG The famous "IJunder" Sjiltm Is widely tmllalrd. e have no connection wllh. any other More In this city, nnd therefore nrge yoo to come to the right plncc. Order Your Sprmg'Smt Now While the assortment is complete. This season let DUNDEE build vdtir Suit unJ be a TAILOR-MADE JUN. J Asl( our salesman to show you our Special Fabrics for Spring and Summer wear. 319 San Antonio St., Opp. Stanton A WITNESS I VU AWT TO KuDVJ Of KlTTCWUH HCT.fl TOTIFV A&AMJT- ULK H-AT H-ArPW- J Ifcd -Tlfr- tin ,. nt.T uc VUNI j HBl- COME HBflE J JHETlWe. CHICK THAT I vJiTd AT THS. UlUMORE ArlV0U PMMlJEO HCP- VAPAifcoFiiAje. sv - v EEMEMPEP-- (. vV. . v. T353 Ii' 1 Fulton Wm Sick In Flynn Battle -:p- -'- -A'- -W-- -:: Skouldi Have Kept Out, Says Manager 11 V T. S. IL.WAUKBE. Wis., Feb. 10. Fred . Fulton's effort's to fight his way to a chance for a championship battle with Jess Willard was given a setback at New Orleans, even though he defeated Porky Flynn In a 20 round battle. Fulton was given the decision at the end of the 20th round- by referee Tommy Burns, but the critics down south wanted to eee more than that they wanted to see Fulton ecore a clean knockout over Flynn before they could consider him as a legitimate op ponent for Willard In a title match. Some of them have criticized Fulton for failing to stop Fljnn and alleging that he is not yet of championship caliber. The writer has seen Fulton in a number of hie contests in the north or rather northwest, and In these bat tles the Minneapolis giant certainly looked like a very promising candi date for Willard's crown. Frxim information received from New Orleans, It is evident that Fulton went Into the contest when he would have been better off in a hospital. Collins Hns Hxplnnntlon. His manager, Mike Collins, tele graphed me right after the battle as follows: "Fulton won the decision over Flynn here, but I do not think he was given the deal he deserved. It was well known that Fred was Bick for five days previous to the match. The doc tor advised him not to go on and I did not want him to fight, but he was ehort of money and Insisted that he go through with it. "Of course this was contrary to my wishes, and even at that I felt that he would stop Flynn. The trouble Is Fred took the chance and to make matters worse, he severely, hurt his hand In the third round. From that time on he was obliged to fight with his left only and all the New Orleans stqrles will Suit To Your Measure J NOT WANTED Copyright, 1S16. International News Service iL...r - rifVJC KfeS - i AXDHEWS. show that he outfought Flvnn find had him On the versre of a knockout several times. He won easily, despite the fact that Flynn was in the very best of shape. I am not offering any alibis for publicity, but I am giving you the plain truth. Besides this, Fulton was twice fouled once quite badly." Whnt Tommy Hum Says. In order to get a correct version of the affair I wired Tommy Burns, the referee for his opinion, and received the following reply: "Fulton defeated Flynn in 15 rounds out of the 20 and you may take it as the truth that Flynn was very lucky to stay the limit. You will no doubt hear many different reports of this fight, but with all my experience as a fighter. I think that Fulton fought a splendid battle under Ore conditions and considering that It was his first 20 round contest. I know positively that Fulton was not in con dition for euch a contest, as the doctor who attended him told me after th fight He stated that Fred should not have been allowed to go on. Has SlaUing ot Champion. "I do not 1 are what reports go out or what is predicted, but I will say that my prediction is that the showing Fulton made here under the condi tions, is the making of a champion. He needs a little coaching and proper training, but that is all." Running for Coffey or Moran. It is evident from these reports that Fulton made a much better impres sion than was at first given out. Neith er Fulton nor his manager, Mike Co! nns, are discouraged, but say they will keep right after Willard for a Cham pionship match. They expect to get on a Contest with either Jim Coffey or Frank Moran in New York and may possibly meet Jack Dillon in Milwau kee. If successful In these matches, Fulton will demand a championship go with Willard. Did Gibbons Hake Mistake; , Did Mike Gibbons make a mistake when he signed- a contract with the Capitol City Athletic tlub of St. Paul, obligating himself to box three matches during the year, ot 1916. for a stipu lated guarantee of $30,000, or (10,000 for each battle? By signing this con tract Ci bons forfeits all right to other matches for the year unless the promoters of an outside match should Becure the consent of the St. Paul club to hold the same. The boxers stipulated In the contract whom Gibbons may be called on to meet at St Paul are Jack Dillon, George Chip and Les Darcey, with al ternates named such as Jeff Smith, Ted Lewis and Jimmy Clabby. In the event that Gibbons -should lose his first contest or even the sec ond, the rlub reserves the right to can- (Continued on Next rage.) "BECiCS" OH0ULD it be true that Jess Wil lard weighs 274 pounds, with the Moran bout a little over three weeks off, don't be at an too sure about the dentist not winning decisively. If Willard packs a lot of fat when he enters the ring he's likely to get the same medicine that Moran handed out to Luther McCarty and Jim Coffey in the very same. New York ring. L'ITTY BRASHEAR, formerly man ager of the Tucson club in the Rio Grande circuit and now an um pire in the Coast league, has had his salary for the new season cut. i Retrenchment is the order of the day in the Coast league and even the in dicator men are feeling the effect. REFEREE Billy Rocap has stated that if Pete Russell had not badly sprained his right arm in the fight with "Kid" Williams at New Orleans last Monday night, there would be a new bantam champion now. Rocap called the bout a draw and the New Orleans fans were a lit peeved as they thought Russell should have had the decision. This was the second draw -n which Williams has participated in New Orleans within the past few months, as Frankie Burns also got an even br lk with the champion. OH-W WjJVt.C- -V VOOK- HOWOfC THIJ y JHef .TUCM A I ,--M'"- GW& APAUVD WITH J ( Afic e W-- Sue ,- HA(iv- we:AAuJT '' --'. II CrMllAllT Cn KAE I '. C .J... .. r,l I i - s 1 .' a trzLr nsA. 1 - y . sr' .a-. 1 1 twm .k AkrltWii EX 1 Registered United States Patent Office. OH-Couw5ei--of. ITWIWK. WE'Pfc IwAiTlW&TlAAE ffAlG- TO GrFT itrrur pitot-tcw WITHQUT "c-1- rs Battling Levinsky ' -:: -:ll:- - :,: H Fcm&t 150 as III" DAMOV N" EW YORK, Feb. 11. To our mind. one of the most amazin'g figures In the fistic game today, or in any -other line of sport for that matter. Is Barney Lebrowltz. better known In the tin-ear circles as Battling Levin sky. Be It understood that this is not one of those puglistic press notices. It was not written for the purpose of pro moting Interest in any Levlnsky match. Up to the moment of typewriting, we had not heard of Levlnsky being booked for a local engagement; and to further disarm suspicion ttiat-we my be ballybooing the battler Xof-nuMlcity purposes, we Biisht add that -went .he t- booked we oou td-oot xontden tioasly advise t .inyontrf.i'WalkVXHrtlr than around the corner to Be IL Not if they ware seeking fistic thrills, anyway, and certainly not if they had seen Leviusky before. If you have seen one of Levinskys fights you have seen them all, or nearly all. They are of a piece. There is rarely any pros pect of the unexpected occurring in bis battles. He will be there at .-the finish, but so will the other fellow. More often than not, Lerlnsky will be away out in front In the matter of points, too, for Levinsky, despite the lack of variety in his contests, Is a pretty good fighter. He is not as good a fighter as his voluable manager would have you be lieve, perhaps, but he is away above the average. If one likes to see clever ness, speed and ring generalship ex ploited to an unusual degree, Levln skyk will ahvajs give them a good show, but there is seldom anything blood curdling about his exhibitions. Some very ridiculous claims are made in Levinsky's behalf, but disregarding those claims, the fact remains that the battler is today a remarkable young man in more vas than one. I Some "Worker. In six years Levinsky has had nearly 150 battles. It Is believed that he is pretty close to a ring record for six years' work: surely he has established a modern day mark There are quite a number of other fighters who have registered more than 160 battles, but not in six years. Sam Langford is be yond that figure, but Samuel has been laboring In the vineyard of pugilistic endeavor for nearly 14 years, and in no six years did he get in as much work as Levinsky. Some may contend that the battler Is an example of managerial greed, rather than a lesson In ring industry. liut we take it there is no ; ii mere is no law com- pelllng hlra to fight any oftener than ho desires, and from the fact that he """.'yu . AMEN CORNER nr "beck." ELECTION of Charley White as the referee of the Willard-Moran affair will meet with general ap-. proval of the fight fans. White is a" veteran referee and knows, all the "ins and outs" of the ring, game. Lately he has not been actively con nected with the ring but ten years ago he was in great demand for championship battles. " TTELDMANS showed some class on Wednesday night in the game with Walz and are picked as winners o2i the Millers in Saturday night's basketball doubleheader at. the "Y," but the Mines-High game is going to be a real close and exciting affair, if we are to believe the reports from the two institutions. Both are claiming victory. A defeat for "Hi" will oe very costly as the team needs a string of victories right now to stick in the race for second place. Q0LF interest will be at high pitch on Sunday when the match play for the president's cup, directors' trophy and consolation prize will get nder way at the El Paso Coun try club. There will be 48 con testants in the three divisions and some good scores are anticipated. Professional Peter If! Jans has an nounced the handicaps and they are now posted on the club bulletin board. BY TAD JgSlaV rkiJ ZftX 1 1 tAtr. rz - HcrlIs Record ir Battles In 6 Y ears rtuxvo.v. is taking them on bigger and tougher every fight and still winning, we judge that he rather thrives on the game. Levinsky will be 1.5 years old in June. He is a native of Philadelphia, and be gan his ring career in 1910, starting at the age of 19. He is one inch short of six feet tall and his weight is around 170 to 175 pounds, wnich puts him in the light-heavy class,. He does not give an observer the impression of unusual ruggedness by .inv means: on the con trary, when comp ired to other fighters who weigh no inoie than Levinsky, the battler looks nither frail His record indii .ites that he must be possessed of unusual physical pow ers, however. Figuring ten rounds per battle as a fair average, he has (tone through nearly 1,500 rounds, which Is a considerable strain one way and another, especially when It is remem bered that those rounds were piled up in a few jears. He has fought in cities all over the United States, from Boston to Butte ami south to New Orleans, and his fights have gone from one to 20 rounds. Jack, the C"onfeor. Philadelphia Jack O'l.rien. who was about the same size as Levinsky, got in an enormous amount of work before he quit the ring, hut in no six years of his career did he meet as many men as the battler. Even among the little fellows, who seem to fisht much oftener than their big brothe-s, Levinsky's record has not been surpassed. As Levinsky is not the, type of fighter that burns out quickly, it is tar to as-, sume that he has .it least six years more of righting before him, and at the rate he has been' going durjng the past six years, he will probably have over 300 battles behind him when he retires. Jim Flynn. at 37 years of age, and with nearly 15 years of fighting to look back on, ha had a few more than 100 fights, yet Jim Is considered a fairly busy little cup of tea. Were Levinsky the same type of fighter as Flynn. how ever, it Is not likely that he would have much further to go right now, after his six years of strenuousnese. Le vinsky does not get mauled up to any extent In his fights. He is a fast mov ing, foxy fellow, and. as a rule. It is difficult to put a solid punch on him. The Flynn type nevr let any punches miss him The reason, for Levinskv's vast indus try is simple enough. He is able to get plenty of work because he fits in any where with HsHt hee.vy weights", or the real heavyweights He do?s 1iot object to giving away a lot of poundage, and. l r . ; .v.i j . 1 1 moreover, ne mv.. u .. u......u (Continued on next page). QILM0RE D0BIE, peeved because the newspapers criticized the failure of the University of Wash ington football team to meet other strong elevens in the northwest, re quested that he be relieved of his contract as coach. Then he got busy and tried, on the strength of a long record at Washington, to land the job as football coach- at Wisconsin. Wisconsin evidently took into con sideration the easy schedule of Washington and turned Dobie down. Now he has asked the Washington governors to let him recall his resig nation. MATIONAL commission has decid ed that Eddie Plank is not a free agent. He claims immunity from organized baseball contracts on the plea hat a player serving ten years with one major league club is en titled to his unconditional release, while his contract with the Fede-als was for last year only. It happens that there's still a season's good pitching in Eddie's salary wing and that's why the magnates want to decide his ftfure for him. t C0CCER fans will be interested in the announcement of a city cham pionship series. Don't overlook the first game at Rio Grande park on Sunday afternoon. LEEDS WATCH Oar Windows Tomorrow SATURDAY, Feb. 12th. Tomorrow at 8 eclock we will place in our window at 105 San Francisco St., two of the best Suit Patterns we carry, to be marked in plain figures at regular selling prices. These Suitsare to be reduced two dollars per day until sold. We are making this unusual offer because we want to get acquainted v.Ith yoir and we want you to get acquainted with our Clothing. 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