Now That the Dates Are Fixed and the Strike's Off the Players Come
TO OPENAPRIL 18
Omaha Will Start Season at
Denver and Will Return
Home in May.
SCHEDULE IS 140 GAMES
The 1917 Western league season
will open April 18 and will close on
September 4. the day following Labor
day. and will be of 140 games.
This was the decision arrived at by
the Western league magnates at their
three-day schedule meeting in Omaha,
which came to a close yesterday aft
ernoon. Opening games on April 18 will be
Lincoln t Joplfn.
Omaha at Denver.
Sioux City at Wichita.
Dea Moines at St. Joseph.
Thus the four northern clubs will
open in the four southern cities. All i
tour clubs will make tnc entire cir
cuit of the four southern cities before
returning for the opening games in
the four northern cities. The first
games of the year in the northern
cities will be after May 1, the latest
date of opening in years.
In the past it has been the custom
for a c'ub which opens the season
.away from home to return home after
only one series away so that all the
openings come within a few days. This
year it is entirely different. For in
stance, Omaha, which opens in Den
ver will ploy Denver, Topcka, St.
Joseph and Joplin before returning to
The lineup of opening games in the
north is a follows:
Jopltn at Omaha.
Wichita at Des Moines.
Oenver at Stoux City.
St. Joseph at Lincoln.
Omaha Draws Holidays.
Omaha was awarded two of the
choice holiday dates, July 4 and La
bor day. Lincoln will play Omaha
here July 4 and Sioux City will be
the attraction here Labor day.
The distribution of holiday dates
was as follows:
Wichita at Denver.
.Toplln at St. Joseph.
Lincoln at Bloux City.
Omaha at Des Moines.
Denver at Wichita.
St. Joseph at Jopltn.
Lincoln Mt Omaha.
Sioux City at Des Moines.
Wichita at Denver.
Joplin at St. Joseph.
I'os Moines at Lincoln.
Sioux City at Omaha.
Hold Booster" Meeting.
Upon his arrival at Lincoln Presi
dent Zehrung was instructed to send
invitations to heads of Rotary and
Commercial clubs in the Western
league to attend a meeting in Omaha
in March, the date of which Mr.
Zehrung is to fix.
The president of each Rotary club
and the secretary of each Commer
cial club in the eight cities of the
circuit will be invited to attend this
meeting. All of their expenses will
be paid by the league. The object is
to form a circuit organization to
boost Western league base ball in all
the cities. Tom Fairweather, attend
ing his first meeting as a full-fledged
magnate, suggested this booster meet
ing, and the rest of the magnates in
stantly declared it an excellent idea.
Jack Taylor Puts
Up $250 and Hurls
Defi to the World
Ambitious wrestlers who aspire to
cut some ice in their chosen profes
sion or trade if you choose will
have to take one Jack Taylor, Cana
dian champion, into consideration in
the future if Ray Page, recently
signed to manage Taylor, has his
way about it.
Page has placed in the hands of the
sporting editor of The Bee a check
for $2a0. Page says he and Taylor
have been trying for some time to
arrange matches with top-notclk.
heavyweights, but that it has been
their experience that most giapplers
are largely conversationalists and
cultivate a chilliness in the feet when
the time comes to get down to busi
ness. Taylor, Page says, has come back
to Nebraska to qualify for another
match with Jot; Stecher and intends
to prove his worth by eliminating all
other contenders. Page sends in his
check for $250 as a forfeit to bind a
match between Taylor and Marin
Plestina. Earl Caddock or any other
heavyweight wrestler, first come, first
Taylor wrestles Charlie Cutler at
Lincoln February 26. After that event
he says he'll take anybody and every
body "on as they come up.
Step forward, you brave and bold
bonccrushers, the sporting editor of
The Bee is still holding that $250
Friend High School Has
Marked Up a Good Record
Friend, Neb., Feb. 17. (Special.)
The Friend High school basket ball
quintet has established a glowing rec
ord for itself so far this year. Friend
has lost but one game this season.
Friend's record so far is as follows:
Frtond. !3: Wllber. 16.
Friend, 16; MlllXan. IT.
Friend, 45; Fairmont, 15.
Friend, Is; Western. 16.
Friend, 3S; Beaver Crossing, IT.
Friend, II; Sutton, 15.
Friend, 64; Wllber. 14.
Friend. 24: Havelock. 14.
Frtcod. 24; Beaver Crossing, 28.
Frlend, 2fi; Crete, 12.
Friend, 34; Geneva, 28.
Friend, 37; Havelock, 17.
Friend, 64; Swanton, 14.
Friend, 26, Sutton, 24.
Friend, 44; Exeter, 24.
Friend, 27; Humboldt, 10.
Friend, 3"; Falls City, IS.
Hummel to Install Many
Tennis Courts in Spring
Park Commissioner Hummel has
announced that he will install a num
ber of tennis courts in the municipal
parks this summer.
There are a few tennis courts at
Miller park and their great popularity
has prompted Hummel to make ar
rangements for as many more courts
The park department will also put
in a municipal base ball diamond on
the South Side this spring. At present
there is no muny diamond on the
South Side and there are quite a num
ber of amateur teams in that part of
the cit)'. The diamond is to be put
in Jfor their especial benefit
MEETS JOE STECHEB IN
OMAHA IN APRIL.
II' ' II
STECHER TO MEET
Gene Melady Will Promote
Clash Between These Two
TO BE SOME TIME IN APRIL
Joe Stecher, who recently came bafk
after an attack of neuritis by defeating
Charlie Peters, has been matched to
grapple the latest of wrestling phe
noms, Earl Caddock, the Anita, la.,
The Stcchcr-Caddock clash will be
staged in Omaha some time in April,
probably on or about April 16. Gene
Melady, who conducted the Stccher
Cutlcr and Stecher-Lewis tangles, will
promote the bout.
The Stechcr-Caddock match has
been in the making for some months.
After winning the amateur champion
ship of the United States Caddock
blossomed out as a full-ficdged pro
fessional a couple of years ago and
immediately began to sweep through
the pro ranks like a meteor through
the thin air. He threw all his oppo
nents with the exception of a handicap
match or so in which he merely failed
to throw his foe in the required time
limit and' he has" never had his shoul
ders touched to the mat since his
Lighter Than Stecher.
Caddock is lighter than Stecher.
Earl will probably weigh around 190
pounds. But he is fast as lightning,
is a keen student of wrestling and has
been called "the wrestler with a thou
Since last fall Melady has been an
gling for this Stecher-Caddock match.
Stecher's illness temporarily stopped
the negotiations, but when Joe re
turned to form, and threw Peters the
other night he agreed to take Cad
Articles will be signed as soon as
the date is agreed upon. April is the
mouth before Nebraska goes into the
dry column and April 16 will in all
probability be the day.
Head Says South
High Was Winner
That South High defeated Central
High. 33 to 32. Friday night, is the
decision Oswald Tower of Phillips
Andover academy, chairman of the
basket ball rules committee, made in
answer to a query from Omaha, ex
plaining the dispute which arose at
the conclusion of the game.
Tower wired that "the goal counts
if the ball was in the air at the time
the timer's whistle blew."
Both men timing the game agreed
that the ball was in midair when the
whistle blew. According to Tower's
decision, the game was won by South
High. 33 to 32.
Referee Hager yesterday awarded
the game to Central High on the
ground that the ball was dead when
the whistle blew, but Tower's deci
sion indicates Hager's decision is
All Minor Leagues Will
Start Despite War Talk
New York, Feb. 17. All minor
base hall leagues will open the season
as usual, even though the United
States should become involved in
war and the question of suspending
play will be decided later, President
Barrow of the International league
announced today. He has received
assurances, he said, that the resolu
tion passed by the major leagues turn
ing down the two-year drafts wopld i
be reconsidered and a rule substituted
which will prohibit drafting from a
Class AA league unless the player
has been in that company more than
The International clnb owners have
decided to follow in detail the Amer
ican league plan for military training
for the players.
Evans Will Not Teach
Batting Form to Cubs
Chicago, Feb. 17. Charles "Chick"
Evans, jr., national open and amateur
golf champion, will not teach "batting
form" to the members of the Chicago
Nationals on their spring training trip.
Evans announced tonight that he had
abandoned his intention of making the
trip at the request of officials of the
United States Golf association, who
suggested that the venture might af
fect his amateur standing.
G. M. Graham Is Winner
Of Indoor Competition
G. M. Graham set too fast a pace
for his opponents in the thirty-six-hole
putting match over the Burgess
Nash company indoor golf course yes
terday and by turning in a 68 easily
won the afternoon's event.
POWELL TOPS LIST
Omaha Crack Is Given Honor
Position by State Association
HENNIGHEN IS SECOND
NKlimSKA TKNMN RANKING.
No. lKjUnh Powell. Omaha.
z Claroy Ilannlrhetl, Omaha.
S 4 V. llelman, ArnnnJioo.
4 II. R. rartririire, Fremont.
5 Johnny Madden. Omahii.
ft Ray Laraon, rlattaauiuth.
llnrrv II. ICllio Itauver Citv.
No. ft Charier MnthcWMia. IVnlthill.
o. rranK . moriran, warn.
No. 10 Charley Durland, Norfolk.
Ralph S. Powell of the Omaha Field
club, holder of the state champion
ship, has been ranked number one
Kinong Nebraska tennis players for
1916 by the ranking committee, which
consists of Jimmy Ahem, C. H. Fisher
and Johnny Ahem of Wayne.
At the annual meeting of the state
association at Wayne last year the
board of directors instructed Presi
dent Charles Peterson of Arapahoe to
appoint a ranking committee. The
committee has just finished its work
and announced the above selections.
Powell is given the honor position
because of his victory in the stale
championship tournament. Powell
also won the Tri-State title at Sioux
City last year and is co-holder wilh
Clarey Hannighen of the state doubles
Hannighen, Powell's running mate,
is ranked No. 2. Clarey was runner
up to Powell in the state tourney. C.
V. Helmar of Arapahoe and H. K.
Partridge, who were semi-finalists in
the state tourney, are ranked three
and four, respectively. Johnny Mad
den, veteran Omaha Country club
player, was placed No. 5.
To Be Continued.
The ranking scheme, which is an
innovation this year, will be continued
every year. The president of the asso
ciation will appoint a committee to
perform the task.
Only players who participated in
the state tournament are taken into
consideration. His work for the en
tire season in all events is considcerd
in arriving at the positions, but he
must at least compete in the state
tournament to be ranked. For thjs
reason Will Adams, young Omaha
crack who won the Iowa state cham
pionship last year, is not included in
In San Francisco
For Ernst Match
Joe Stecher has arrived in San
Francisco, where on Washington's
birthday he will clash with Ad Santel,
alias Adolph Ernst.
Omaha wrestling enthusiasts are
watching the Stecher-Santel bout
closely. Santel, it will be remembered,
while wrestling under his real name,
Ernst, wrestled Stecher at Fremont a
couple of years ago. The first fall
went seventy minutes before the
Dodge youth dumped his foe. For
over an hour Ernst froni the mat and
conversing in German advised Omaha
sports who journeyed to Fremont to
place their money on him, averring
Stechcr didn't have a chance with
The Omaha sports placed their coin
and they lost it. After the match
Ernst was openly accused of treach
ery and he was run out of Omaha by
police officials when he returned to
this city from Fremont.
Shortly after this sensation Ernst
went to the coast and began to wres
tle under the name of Santel. He has
become a great favorite in San Fran
cisco and local mat fans are eagerly
waiting to see what Adolph will do
Mathey and Herd
'Winners in Fourth
Bound of Tennis
New York. Feb. 17. Dean Mathey
and Clifton Herd won their way into
the semi-final round of the annual na
tional indoor singles tennis champion
ship tournament today. A. H. Man,
jr., also gained a place in the next to
the final round by defeating Charles
Chambers, while Mathey was elim
inating A. S. Cragin and Herd defeat
ing Craig Biddle. The summary of
fourth round national indoor cham
pionship singles: Dean Mathey, Cran
ford. N. J., defeated A. S. Cragin, New
York, 6-4, 7-5.
Fultz Releases Players
From Pledge Not to Sign
New York, Feb. 17. President
David L. Fultz of the Bas Ball Play
ers' fraternity announced today that
the members of the organization had
been formally released from their
pledges not to sign 1917 club contracts
until they received the consent of the
fraternity officials. This release is the
final step in calling off the recent base
ball strike which for a time threatened
to seriously interfere with the game
during the coming season.
Fultz, in announcing the withdrawal
of the strike order, said that the fra
ternity would continue as the players'
official organization and the future of
the association would depend upon the
interest and action of the players
themselves in this connection.
Dubuque College Plays
Creighton Here Thursday
Dubuque college, which has always
been such a stumbling block for both
Blue and White foot ball and basket
ball teams, will come to Omaha
Thursday night for a cage contest
with the Creighton quint in the local
gymnasium. Dubuque licked the
Creighton flippers at Dubuque a few
days ago and Mills' men are deter
mined to get revenge on their home
Sam Crawford to Coach
Trinity College Team
Sam Crawford is to coach the Trin
ity university base ball team at Wax
ahachie for a couple of weeks before
the Detroit Tigers report to camp.
He will do a little limbering up on
his own account at the same time.
SPORTS SECTION of
Grand Old Man of Golf No Longer Amateur
W alter J. Travis, known as the ' Grand Old Man'
of golf, played his last game as an amateur on Feb
ruary 9 and hereafter can only compete as a pro
fessional. The recent ruling of the United States Golf
association stated that "Any one who derives any
profit" from golf through his business connection
with the game is a professional, and as Travis is
a golf course architect, he comes under the ruling.
In his recent tournament matches at Palm
Beach, Fla., he showed that he was still in old-time
TWO SHORT RACES
ON OMAHA SAUCER
Championship Will Be Hundred
Miles, Followed by Fifty
Mile Consolation. ,
PBIZE MONEY TO BE $12,500
Two races, one of 100 miles and the
other of fifty miles, will be held on
the Omaha auto speedway July 4,
according to announcement of Presi
dent Bert,Le Bron.
The 100-mile race will be a cham
pionship event. Only eight cham
pionship races are to b held during
1917, each of the eight big speedways
being permitted to hold only one race
which will count in the flight for the
title which Dario Resta now holds.
The fifty-mile race will be a conso
lation event to follow immediately
after the championship.
The conclusion to stage the two
short races was arrived at after ob
servances made at the two previous
Omaha speedway events in 1915 and
1916. -In 1915 a 300-mile race was
held. Last year two race's, one 150
miles long and the other fifty, were
held. Those who saw both races put
the stamp of approval on the shorter
because the longer the race the more
it appeared like a tedious grind to
So for this reason the directors of
the local speedway decided to make
the 1917 classic shorter still. It is be
lieved 100 miles is the most desirable
distance for a championship.
Seeker of Thrills.
The speed enthusiast is a seeker of
thrills. Because they must preserve
their motors and tires drivers in the
longer races cut out the exciting
brushes which provide these thrills.
But the question of sturdincss of
motor and stamina of tires is not
prominent in the shorter races. A
100-mile race would undoubtedly be
run in less than an hour by the win
ning pilot. He would have to make
a speed of over 100 miles an honr to
win. The driver who steers a safe
and steady race won't get any place.
And that means that every driver
on (he track will have lead in his
foot, will crowd the accelerator down
as far as it will go, will crowd on all
the speed he possesses and accept
rather than shirk, any chance that
It is believed the spectator will
get one solid hour of real thrills
witnessing a 100-mile joust, which
would be much more satisfactory than
getting a thrill every once in a while
in a longer race.
The fifty-mile conslation clash to
follow would round out an afternoon
of real entertainment, is the logic of
The prize money to be awarded the
victorious pilots will total $12,500. Of
this $10,000 will apply on the cham
pionship race, a ruling of the new
American Automobile Speedway as
sociation making it obligatory to
hang up a purse which averages $100
a mile, and $2,500 will apply on the
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
fornitand considering his age. he made a remarkable
The golfing fraternity throughout the country
look with reverence on the "Old Champ" and re
gret very much that the ruling bars him from the
The action of the association in adopting such
rules is expected to cause a number of prominent
golf clubs to desert the organization, and as Travis
is perhaps the oldest exponent of the game, from a
tournament standpoint, in this country, his with
drawal will probably have a deep effect on the fu
ture amateur rules that are bound to come.
Pace is Too Fast
Prince Gaskell, sole owner and
proprietor of the original trick
windup, doesn't want to play with
Omaha this year, '
The prince probably took a slant
at the hurling staff Pa Rourke has
lined up and arrived at a quick de
cision that he wouldn't be able to.
stand the competition. So he has
requested Rourke to give him his
The Omaha magnate has no in
tention of keeping Gaskell and ex
pects either to ship him to some
other village which may have some
use for a bird with a clown windup
or give him the unconditional re
lease he requests.
Creighton Five to
Play Three Games ,
With the Brandeis
Basket ball fans will have a chance
to see the Creighton university floor
squad in action soon against the crack
Brandeis Stores team, state independ
Arrangements for a three-game
series between the Brandeis and
Creighton are now being completed.
The scries will determine the city
basket ball championship, and if
Creightnn defeats Wesleyan a second
time, will also mean the state cham
pionship to the winner.
The first game of the series will
probably be staged at the Creighton
gymnasium on March 1. The second
game of the scries will likely be
played the following week, and if a
third game is necessary, the date will
be set later.
There has been a great deal of com
ment in basket ball circles this sea
son as to the relative merits of the
Brandeis and Creighton teams.
Creighton hasn't lost a game on its
home floor this season, and their few
reverses on their recent irip east were
by the closest of margins.
The Brandeis have for years been
the strongest team in state independ
ent circles. They have the enviable
honor of being the only team to de
feat the Nebraska City Athletic club
this season on the latter's floor.
Among the teams Nebraska City has
beaten there this season are Nebraska
Wesleyan, Peru Normal, Newton,
Kan., and dozens of teams of lesser
Community Centers to
Hold a Meet in March
A big community center athletic
meet will be held in the Auditorium
late in March under the auspices of
the welfare board and recreation de
partment The date will be set some
time this week.
Mass drills, exhibitions of gym
work in the community center, one or
two open events, possibly a school
event or two, community center relay
races and the like will be included on
the program. If the meet is a success
it will be made an annual event.
GOLF CLUBS READY
TO WELCOME ROBIN
Charley Johnston Begins to Lay
Plans for Spring at Happy
DAVIES QUITS INDOOR JOB
Omaha gclf clubs are already be
ginning to prepare for the first twitter
of the well known robin and the time
when those victims of the dread dis
ease, golfitis, begin tc assemble their
implements and complain about the
high cost of golf balls and the pass
in? of the nineteenth hole.
Charley Johnston, professional at
the Happy Hollow club, is already at
work on the Happy's eighteen-hole
course. As soon as the frost gets out
of the ground Charley will make a
few changes in the course.
More bunkers will be placed before
the thirteenth hole, so that the sec
ond shot on this hole must be pitched.
The other changes have to do with
the installation of women's tees on
six, eight and fourteen, the present
tees being a little difficult for women
to carry. The woman's state cham
pionship tournament is to be held at
Happy Hollow this year and John
ston expects to have an ideal course
for them to play over. These are the
only changes which will be made at
Start Season Early.
The golf committee at Happy Hol
low also expects to start shortly to
outline a schedule of play for the
1917 season. The golf season will
open this year two or three weeks be
fore the club season opens. The first
day of scheduled play at Happy Hol
low will probably be May 5. or not
later than May 12 at least. The club
season probably will open about
Despite the fact that there 8re still
traces of snow oh the links, the
greens rough and the cups full of
ice, a number of golf enthusiasts have
been playing quite regularly at Happy
Hollow the last (few days. Sam Car
der, P. M. Garrett, George Graham,
Rev. Titus Lowe, Rev. E. A. Ernst,
Elmer Thomas, S. S. Montgomery, H.
H. Carder, Mrs. K. A. Lininger, Mrs.
Leving and several others have been
Davies Getting Ready.
Stanley Davies, newly appointed
professional at the Field club, will de
vote alt his time to the Field club
course, starting next week. Davies
has been in charge of the indoor
course at . the Burgess-Nash com
pany this winter, but will quit this
position this coming Saturday and
start active preparation for the ap
proaching outdoor season.
Willie Hoare, professional at the
Country club, will not return to
Omaha from Hot Springs, Ark.,
where he is professional at the Coun
try club during the winter months,
until April 1, and no preparations will
be made before his arrival here. It
will probably be about April 1 before
the city prepares to throy the munici
pal links at Elmwood and Miller
parks open for play.
STATE HORSE MAGS
Reorganized Nebraska Speed
Association Looks Like Ex
ceptionally Strong Loop.
OTIS SMITH . TO CHICAGO
By RUSSELL PHELPS.
The Greater Nebraska Speed asso
ciation, with which is consolidated the
Midway Racing circuit, is regarded by
members of the harness horse frater
nity as the strongest loop in the his
tory of the state. Following the
merging of the two circuits in Omaha
Thursday, when a half hundred of
the leading turfmen of the state met
to arrange classes and dates, later
being entertained by the Omaha Driv
ing club at a sumptuous feed, Otis M.
Smith, secretary of Omaha's harness
racing club: Edward Peterson, presi
dent, and other devotees of the sport,
predicted the best year yet for differ
Dates were scheduled as follows:'
KrHnipy. May 31). II unit June 1;
Aurora, .luntt I, and 7; nmihi, Jnn '
11. U nnd H; Nrbrankt city, Jans If.
20 utiil SI; Metric. Jun !T and It;
Lincoln, July 3, 4 and b; Frrmoat,
July 10. 11 and 12: Writ Point, July
17. 11 and It.
The classes will be:
Trolllm, 2:10. Jtl. 2:20, 2:2S and 3-year-olda
alltibla In 2:25 rlaaa.
Panne. 3:1, 2:13. 2:17, 2:23 and S-yoar-olda
ellirlbla to tlio 2:2 rlasa.
Officials of the Omaha Driving club
are already making preparations for
the June meeting here. The track at
Benson will he widened so as to make
it the best metropolitan twice-around
in the middle west and every provi
sion is .to be made to accommodate
Mr. Smith will leave this morning
for Chicago to attend the anuual
meeting of the Great Western cir
cuit magnates in the Windy City
Tuesday Classes, purses and dates for
the west's classic harness racing loop
are to be fixed and other business
transacted. Omaha's Great Western
circuit meeting is slated for August.
The local driving c'ub secretary may
drop in at the session of the Ameri
can Trotting association congress.
wnicn is to lie Held in, Chicago to
morrow. If he can possibly get away, Mr.
J-terson will also attend the Great
Western moguls' conference. E. D.
tiould, the Kearney racing man and
breeder, will be another Nebraskan
to take in the horse ineeting at Chi
cago this week.
Just to show what he thinks of the
ability of one of his stars, R. C. H.,
Tom Dcnnison announced yesterday
that he was willing to match this
stepper against any trotter in the
state for $1,000. the Omaha horse
man is willing to stage such a
race at the June meeting at Benson,
or will agree to a series for $500 a tilt
in three cities, the meetings putting
up the best side inducements and at
tractions to get the grapes.' ' ,
One of 'the state's stars which
should prove a great drawing card in
a match race against R. C. H. is
Sadie S., 2:07, owned by N. J. Ronin
of Fremont, the newly elected presi
dent of the Nebraska Speed associa
tion. Mr. Dcnnison would jump at a
challenge from Sadie S.'s owner like a
German hussar at a British Tommy.
Challenges Eastern Horsemen.
The owner of the famous Hal Mc
Kinney stables s also out gunning foe
a match race between R. C. H.
and M. L. J., a distinguished New
(CoaUamd n Pas Tin, Column Throe.)
An Athletic Carnival
At "Y" on Thursday
An athleic carnival, which will con
sist of two wrestling matches, two
basket ball games and possibly a box
ing event, will be held by the Young
Men's Hebrew association in the
Young Men's Christian association
gymnasium Thursday evening.
One of the basket ball games will
be between the Brandeis and the
Omaha National banks, two of the
best cage fives in the city. The other
will be between the Young Men's He
brew association quintet and the
Kandy Kitchens of Lincoln. Class B
.champs of that city.
I he heavyweight wrestling go will
be staged by Abe Leibovitz, the
Young Men's Hebrew association
champion, and Tom Ray, a local pro
fessional bonecrusher of considerable
repute. The lightweight mat bout will
be fought out by Harry Rochman
and A. Mellig.
Proceeds from the event will go to
ward equipping a base ball team to
represent the Young Men's Hebrew
association this summer. The com
mittee in charge of the affair consists
of Abner Kaiman, Sol Novitskv, Abe
Cohn, Ave Leibovitz and Jake Isaac
son. Omaha Nationals Play f
Linrtnln Five Sntiirrlax
The Omaha National bank quintet,
cream of the Omaha Commercial.'
league, will clash with the Armstrong
Clothing company five, said to be the
strongest in Lincoln, at the Omaha
Young Men's Christian association
Saturday night for the commercial
house championship of Nebraska.
Leslie Burkenroad is coaching the
Omaha cage crew, and the locals have
high hopes of administering a sound
trouncing to the invaders from the
Call Marin Plestina's
Bout With Sorenson Off
Marin Plestina's match with Soren
son, the Indianapolis grappler, sched
uled for Omaha February 22, has been
called off. Sorenson suddenly decided
he was worth a $500 guarantee. . As
Omaha had been able to struggle
along without ever seeing or ever
even hearing of Sorenson in the past,
it was the decision of the promoters
that we wouldn't suffer greatly in the
future. Mr. Sorenson was advised
he wouldn't be guaranteed a jitney.
Morningstar and Yamada
Exhibit in Omaha in March
Ora Morningstar and Koji Yamada,
prominent " professional billiard '
sharks, wilt give four exhibitions in
Omaha March 20 and 21 at Can nam
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