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HUSKER SCHOOLS PLAN TRACK MEETS North Platte, Kearney and Fre mont Are to Hold Sectional Cinder Path Events. VALLEY TOURNEY HEBE By KARL LEE. From three central points outside Omaha the call of the cinder path and field will be answered by a sec tional track meet. While the basket ball tournament was at itt height at Lincoln plans were under way among . coaches of the leading schools which point to the greatest state track meet yet held at Lincoln. This meet is scheduled for the second or third week in May, the definite date to be given out later. The biggest movement and the one that has attracted most attention is in the extreme west at North Platte. With "Steamboat" Ohman, former V Bellevue star and track coach at the ?:overnor's town, at the helm a drive or a South Platte conference which will include Gothenburg, Lexington, Cozad, Sidney, Alliance, Kimball, Julesburg, Brady Island and Ogallala is now on. At the latter place, as usual, the annual district meet will be held, perhaps during the first week in May. Coach Parson at Kearney is the next leading figure in the sectional argument He is pushing for a cen tral Platte valley meet at his home town, which will include Grand Is ' land, Hastings and possibly Gothen burg and Lexington, provided the lat ter two are not favorable to entering the North Platte event. Sutton is making a strong bid for a repetition of its district meet, which includes York, Friend, Harvard and Aurora. The Hamilton county seat previously ' has held meets of its own, bidding for York as a star dual contender. Aside from the combined meet at Omaha, where the teams of eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and the val ley compete this year, the annual Fre mont eveat will hold interest in the central east. Eaat Leads In Dashes. The earliest dope has it that the eastern contenders will be supreme in the dashes, while west and north . west team are likely to walk away with pole vault, shot put and high and low hurdle honors. Many of the stars of last year survive. Kearney still retains possession of Alb Panek, all around athlete and still excels at the weights and low hurdle, Shonka of Schuyler has taken the mile record at ' Fremont for two years and his marks compare favorably with state records. North Platte still has Charlie Wal ters, demon long-distance man and high jumper, and also Bill Crook, who heaves the shot.. ... The dashes are to furnish fastest competition, apparently. Art Ander son and Maurice Gardiner of Fre mont, Paul Konecky and Thurston Logan of Omaha, David Deering of Sutton, Alb Panek of Kearney, Rob ert Ballou of Schuyler and Willis Baker and Charlie Christ of North Platte are all candidates who have splendid reputations in the state and in their districts. The 220 and 440 yard dashes will find that Crook of North Platte, Fitasimmons of Fre mont, Shonka of Schuyler, Reynolds of Kearney and Deering of Sutton all do good time, while Omaha is repre sented by such whirlwinds of More arty, Logan and Paynter. . Kermit Ball of Kearney and Clay ton Nouman of Sutton are heralded as exceptional pole vault men. North Platte has already celebrated its ath letic night and the team ia being or ganized. The Fremont meet will be held the week before the state meet at Lincoln. Kearney and North Platte are planning their meets for the same week. The "Y" meet In Omaha at the end of the month will pave the way for the bigger valley event, which is to follow the week after the state meet Gossip Heard Among the Amateurs Haw tk South Omth Mrehantt have decided t ro retail. Crt Baohmm will bind) thla troup. Herman Bandcrlum It th mai.Mr of th NaUena! Cu RagUtart. Thla. laam baa gradvatad from Claao C to Claaa B. Arthur Kaufman, crack alab artlat of tna JUmblera,. la flurln on klaalnf tha bur ood by, eonaoquontly tha Bamblora will lot a p!ll Isolator of ability. i Arthur Patton, "dlatrlct raanacar" for In Knlghta and Lad It af Security, la votnv to tatt up th matur of backing a baa ball tfim with th various lodg. W. Q. Ballard la a, naw-eomer of olaai that wjould Ilk to hitch up with iomi Claai A trlb. H ta ft doodl In tha ouur gar dan. For furthar information call Wob ater lltl. Aooordlng to Jo Manouio tha Omaha Btoyol Indiana will ba aa faat aa an In dian tnotorerela. Soma apd. JJL UarralL tha king pin of th Chrla Xyka, la not oartaln that hla aquad will baar tha aama appellation thla year. A fan pulled a good on on Billy Tot. local wnplr. whn he told BUI lam h waa Ilka a- cuff on a trouaer. Of no particular uaa and not vn an ornament on a bate ball diamond. Otorg Graham la again back amongat ua. H will look af tr tha deattnlea of the Dund Woolen Mill. This aeaaon the La BleatM will probably etay above water beoaue Frank Ornar will b at th altering wheel, Frank Yoat, premier pad artlat of the City league, will aaptaln tha Murphy-Dld-i Ita thla year. ' i In th tight paeture Footer Jacob will trick hrriea for tha Buga. He can alwaya lie depended upon In a pinch with the billy. Oat MordlcK la figuring on piloting a aquad thla aeaeon. He la a capable general nnd fang under hla aupervlalon ought to aprlng Into prominence. That propoeed Corona team haa fallen by th roadelde. It waa the purport of thla team to break up the Murphy Did Ita. Sev eral of the Murphy were Implicated. Th Trimble Broa. punctured the City league when they dropped out. They thought tha tailing would b too rough ao they joined the Booattr league. Hereafter the Holly will be known aa tha Walter O. Clerk. Thla change left a gap IB the City league. Aithovch Arthur Moran will put hie John Henry on a contract for the Murphy Did Ita, he will not play unlet needed In a pinch. - Alex Bldeaux. who I a atranger in a trance land, might perform behind the wil low for tome aiuad If properly approached. You can commune with hint over Doug la 1C6I. Kbf Slmpaon 1a of tha opinion that he la rip for Claaa A company. He would ba a good gamble for any Claaa B bota. Thla aeaaon Leo Kleny la going ta be a regular burglar on the path. He w a apeed merchant on hla pedal, aa backatopper ahould watch him like a hawk. On or abotit April It Emit 8 wanton and Tavd Harum) Holland of th Ramhlera will altp over th ralla to Molina, III. Their departure will leave a couple of holaa In the ftambler Hneuo difficult to plug up. After becoming a bona fide member of the Metropolitan league, the Grain Exchange team deal red to crawl out and aneak Into the City league. Th Benton Merchant are clamoring for a franehlM that la their property la the Booater league- Oneter proceeding axe now In order for earn team that la a member of the Booater league. On account of an Injury auatalned while training at tha Toung Men'a Chrlttian aaao .elation, Millard Durkee, formerly a atar on the BranJela team, la alowly recuperating at tha Lord Ltatar hoaplUL OMAHA AND LINKS MHTFOR TITLE Flippers of Big High Schools of State Clashing for Nebraska Championship. BOTH WIN SEMI-FINALS QUALIFIED FOR FINALS. Class A Omaha Central High against Lincoln. Class B Hardy against West Point. Class C Diller against Alexandria. SEMI-FINALS RESULTS. Class A Omaha Central High, 22; Columbus, 9. Lincoln, 13; Geneva, 3. Class B West Point, IS; Clear water, 14. Hardy, 17; Swanton, 13. Class C Diller, 11; DeWitt, 10. Alexandria, 28; Salem, 8. Linc'ln, March 10. (Special.) The old time rivals, Central High of Oma ha and Lincoln High, are fighting it out tonigh1 for the state basket ball championship. By defeating Columbus in the semi final rounds, the Omaha school won its right to contest for state honrs, while Lincoln captured its semi-final fray from Geneva. The clash tonight is not only a championship event, but is a rubber game between the two teams. Central earned one victory over the Links earlier in the season and Lincoln came back and won a aecnd game fro111 Omaha. ' In Class B. West Point and Hardy, both new teams in the tournament, ?;ained their titles of leaders to fight or premier honors. In Class C, Diller's unexpected overthrow of DeWitt by the narrow margin of one point and Alexandria's sweeping triumph over Salem sent them into the final round, which will be played at the city auditorium Sat urday night. Students Cheer Players. A howling mob of high school dele gations packed every available nook in the big building tonight and cheered lustily for three hours and a half of solid playing in which the contesting teams fought desperately, with the outcome in doubt in three games until the final ring of the referee s whistle. Captain Fatty came forward as the Omaha hero with as pretty an exhi bition of goal throwing as has been seen in a tournament in many years. Patty started the scoring in the Columbus-Omaha game with a free throw and during the first half caged three difficult field goals, and two more free throws, -giving his team a commanding lead of 12 to 4 at the end of the first period. Columbus, much smaller than Omaha, fought doggedly, but the large auditorium floor proved a material handicap for them, Lincoln Haa Scare. Geneva gave Lincoln rooters heart failure several times during the first period but the Red and Black soon gained their stride. . Kraus won for West Point when he made four field goals. Hardy again demonstrated it is a strong (.lass B contender in putting down the strong swanton team with ease. All of the high school athletes are to be guests of the Lincoln Commer cial club Saturday noon at luncheon. at which Husker athletic stars will attempt to convince them they should continue their education at Nebraska. Seml-Tlnal, Claaa A. OMAHA, 9I), COLUMBUS (I). Pattr ,. I T.tU .. ...... Nauman Smith B. P.R. r. W.av.r Payntar CMC Llaoo U4iw.ll .......L.O.IUO. A. Nauman Ulan R.O.R. 0 Millar Substitute: Brook tor Llaoo. Konacky for MaiwalL Flald (oala: Fatty (1), Smith (I), PaynUr (I), Losan, Maxwall, R. Nauman, W.av.r (I). foul Ooala: Patty, 4 In i; R. Nauman, S In 4. Raf.raa: Rutharford. Um plra: Bohlaal.r. LINCOLN (II). GENEVA (S), lbrht L. P. It T. . . . , Martin lypreanaon ....R.F.R.F .., P.Lraon Brian C.C K..hl.r H.rar.n L. 0.L. O Otl. jmlto R. 0.R. O Bohnaldar 8abatituta: Fuaaall for Sohn.ldar. Pl.ld 10.1.: Albmht (S). Cypr.an.oB (I). Brian, Smith, Martin, F.taraon (1). Foul goala: Brian, 4 In li Martin, s in 4. R.f.r..: Ruth rford.. Umplrai SchlaaLr. Chun B S.ml-rtn.1., CLEARWATER, (14) WEST POINT (II). Chan I L.T.! L. P.... ...... Howarth Flower. ... R. F. R.F. Kraua. Mltcli.il .....C. C ChaM Hanson ........ R. O, R. 0. L.ach IL Smith. .L.O.IL.O.... N.laon Pl.ld roal.: Chaa. !), Plowara, Hanaon, Snyder (), Howarth (3). Kraua. (4), Foul toala: Plowara, S In 4; KrauM, S la I. R.f. r.: Janda. WANTON (19). HARDY (IT). R.lley L.P.IL.P. Oilman Clark R. P R. P. Meyeri Sukovaly C.C R. Weimer zednlk LQ,LQ 7. walmar W.I.I R. 0.R. O. Ralna. Pl.ld (oalat Ball.y (9), Sukova ; Zadnlk, W.l.t, Meyer. (I), R. w.tm.r (I), Halaao. Poul soala; Ball.y, S In 4: Oilman. I In S. R.I.mt Bh.ll.nh.rg. Stecher Anxious To Get Match With Olin of Finland Fremont. Neb.. March 10. (Soe- cial.) Joe Hetmanek, manager of Joe Stecher, wired a local newspaper today that tie will match the peerless Joe against Olin, for any amount from $5,000 up or on the basis of win ner take alt, to show the public what the Finn really is. Hetmanek says he has it on good authority that Olin and Martinson, who are matched to wrestle in fremont tonight, are under the same management. The Stecher party will return to Fremont about April 1 and Hetmanek saya ha intends to force Olin to a match, or know why. In his message Hetmanek offers to give $1,000 to anybody who will secure Olin'a sig nature to a contract for a match with Stecher. Rapid City Trims Lead By Most Decisive Score Rapid City, S. D., March 10. (Spe cial telegram.) In the last basket ball game of the season Rapid City High school defeated Lead High school icre tonight, 38 to 13. Rapid City had lost a game to Lead at the beginning of the season, but Came back in superior form tonight. In debate this afternoon Lead, sup porting the affirmative side of the question of military training, scored a decision of all judges over Rapid City. HOW HANS WAGNER RECEIVEDHIS START Wat Given Chance Because There Was Nobody Else to Till Hole. MADE GOOD BIGHT AWAY In connection with the celebration of Hans Wagner's birthday anniver sary in Pittsburgh an interesting story is told of how the veteran, then a rookie, got his first chance to show his goods with the Louisville club. According to this story, it was on July 19, 1897, Ollie Pickering, then playing the outfield for Louisville, sassed the umpire and was put out of the game. "This is a mess," bemoaned the manager. "Now I haven't got any body to jam into that outfield but that clumsy, bowlegged rookie from Paterson." s. The "rookie" was none other than John Henry (Honus) Wagner, who was told to go play the outfield. From the moment Wagner made his big league debut he was a star. That first game stamped him as a fine fielder, a powerful, fearless batsman and, de spite has apparent awkwardness, a superb base runner. In his first game it was against Washington Wagner had a perfect day as a gardner, making two put outs and one assist. At bat he amassed a .500 average by shooting out a single and a sacrifice in three times up. Wagner got away to a sensational start He hit safely in each of his first nine games, macing out fourteen safeties in thirty-three times up, for an average of .424, before he was halted by Bill Kennedy. He scored his first run on July 20, his first two bagger on July 21 and his first triple on July 22. The fir9t of the 100 home runs that Wagner made during his twenty years as a big-leaguer was driven out on August 27, off the de livery of Jack Dunn, then twirling for Brooklyn. On July 22 Wagner figured in his first double play a brilliant bit of work. One of the Bostonian foes drove a long liner at the "Flying Dutchman." He speared it and al most with the same motion that he caught it shot it to Billy Clingman, who was playing third. Billy ripped it to Catcher Wilson, who tagged out the man. Wagner went into tha. July 19 com bat as a despised substitute. He emerged wearing the halo of great ness. He cos. the Louisvile club a few hundred dollars, and, b his own wonderful playing, drew into the turnstile close to $1,000,000 over the span of 20 yeart,. It was the playing of Wagner that was the real factor in swinging three pennants to Pitts burgh; the greatness of this one man that kept the Pirates in the light for so many years year: the love and esteem for this bowlegged German that still brings crowds U see the Pirates, although long ago they ceased being bunting chasers. Wagner started as an outfielder, as has been told. On August 25, 1897, the regular second baseman of the Louisvile club was injured. "Do you think you can. play sec ond?" asked Wagner's manager. "I'll try and I'll do the best I can," was the modest reply. since that day Wagner has played every position on the diamond. Once, in an emergency, in the earlier days, he pitched a game and won it. On several other occasions he went be hind the bat He pkyed second fre quently, was a atar at first, officiated at third and in the garden. But it was at short that he rose to the su preme; it was there that he performed such wonderful feats and earned for himself the title, "The super short stop." Since 1897 thousands have risen to big league heights; hundreds have flashed brilliantly for a while and then faded and died from major league view. Wagner alone remains. And, fandom as a unit rises up and wishes him a life eternal, in the big league realms that he has honored and glor ified. , Bobby Burns Wins Nine of Ten Rounds From Iowa Man Des Moines, la., March 10. Bobbie Burns of Dallas, Tex., won nine out of ten rounds in his bout tonight with Quincy Quigley of Cherokee, la., in the opinion of newspaper men at the ringside. Jack Smith of Des Moines knocked out Leo Barrett of Milwau kee in the fifth round. Indoor Sports : HSU. (.IKS THAT OfctflU-E" ClA8 AMe IT EJPrOU &(L him- VoO HE Jfc MUCK I JUJT H-APTO rVUP SOWN fcUt Tdf - WAAJ innnw mm 1 1 i'V IAJDOOR. eJPQiMT- -a. GlVAlSTHC O.O. TO Ttt HCMe MArOe EMT v THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH Cy Pieh Has Unique CV3 JPJBH Cy Pieh, who has packed his grip and departed to join the Mobile team, thinks that the only right way for a pitcher to "git goin right" is to slip back to the bush for a time ilk. , JE " i lii.ii i Tkhr&iM. k ll imniTiiS li Boy Scouts Respond With Rush To Emergency Call by English Nearly Three Hundred Mobilize at City Hall When Given Word. TAKES ONLY 40 MINUTES "Be prepared" is one of the chief mottoes of the Boy Scouts of America. Last night almost 300 Omaha Scouts proved that they are prepared to meet an emergency on short notice. Scout Executive C H. English of the Omaha council of the organiza tion, hurriedly issued the first emer gency call ever made here, for the purpose of testing the preparedness and efficiency of of the lads. Within forty minutes of the time English began to issue the call by telephone through the various mas ters of scout troops, 276 scouts from all parts of Greater Omaha and ad joining suburbs had answered the call and were assembled in order in the council chamber of the city hall. Some of the scouts came consider able distances on street cars, bicycles and motorcycles from such remote parts of the city as Brown park on the South Side, the Deaf Institute district in northwest Omaha, the Field club district on the west and Prairie park on the north. Most of them came wearing the neat uniform of the organization. In well drilled order they took seats, grouped according to the troop to which they belonged. Breathlessly they waited to learn the reason for being summoned by the emergency call. Test of Ability. Scout Executive English explained that it was a test of their ability to assemble quickly and be ready for any emergency that might require their assistance. Later he said: "It demonstrates how a big organi zation of well trained lads can be quickly assembled to help out in any emergency that might come upon the community. In case of a widespread fire, a tornado or any other emer gency that might arise, Omaha could have 300 or more prepared and ef ficient scoutsj ready within a very short time to help the authorities handle the crowds, give first aid to the injured, carry messages, or assist in any other way. "The Chicago police chief recently said that he never could have handled crowds at a ithreatened riot there. Wff-CAfct? - tie II 50 yew KnOvvi "J TWl MM7M 11, 1917. Theory On Pitching XGmeumrroHM.. and learn how to unbend some of his curves. Cy thinks that the bush leaguers are just the place for the big leaguer who is "off his feed." Anyway, he is going to have a chance to try out his theory. without the aid of the Boy Scouts, whom he said were more efficient with their ropes and1 staves than po licemen in the emergency." Call Given at 7:08. At 7:08 o'clock last evening Mr. English began to issue the emergency call. The first two boys to reach the meeting were from Scout Troop No. 2. They were Carl Smith, who came on the street car from his home, 3724 North Twenty-fourth street, and Ben nett McGregor, who wheeled down on his bicycle from his home, 2576 Spalding street. Other early arrivals included Ar thur Black and Frank McDaniel of Troop No. 5, Abner Marcotte of Troop No. 9, and Harold Johnson and Edward Tracy of Troop No. 7. Troop No. 9, under Scout Master Morley Young, was the. first troop to show 100 per cent attendance at the meet ing, all thirty-two of its members appearing early. Plan Cleanup Campaign. Dr. R. W. Connell, city health com missioner, told the lads what con stituted an unsanitary condition in the streets, alleys or backyards. About April 19 the Boy Scouts will begin their co-operation with the authori ties toward cleaning up the city. They will inspect alleys and back yard conditions near their homes and suggest a cleanup wherever needed. A few days later they will inspect again, and if the cleanup suggestion has not been complied with, they, will then take up the matter with the city health department through the scout organization. Robert F. Gilder talked to the boys about ari.iaeology and excavation of Indian mounds, showing many speci mens he had unearthed near Omaha. The scouts plan to take a museum hike soon, to gatl .r specimens for their headquarters luseum. The meeting wai all over shortly after 9 o'clock and the boys were on their way home again. The first is sue of "Omaha Scout News" was dis tributed to them. It will serve as a bimonthly newspaper for the lads, to keep them informed of all news of interest to scouts. The first number contains photos of and articles, by Dr. E. C. Henry, presi dent of the executive board of the Omaha council; Randall K. Brown, president of the Commercial club, and J. W. Welch, scout commissioner, en dorsing the organization and its prin ciples of preparedness and helpful- Copyright, 1916. International Newi Strvlcn J XL. m ZlZlM WA r I "X. t rvif.fffnk. jrwtfj. CHRISTY SCORES GREEDYPLAYERS Says Pursuit of Gold is Sapping Lifeblood of the National Pastime. FANS WANT MORE RIVALRY New York, March 10. Christopher Mathewson, new manager of the Cin cinnati Reds, has raised an interest ing point in dealing with several of his players who want to be traded be cause they are unable to secure big salaries from President Herriman. Matty says that base ball competition, not a mere exhibition of skill by men who care little whether they win or lose, is what is wanted, tie declares that in recent years many players have thought more about their sal aries than trying to put their clubs at the top of the list, and he believes that the public demands a return of the old rivalry which formerly made the national pastime popular all over the country. ' Matty, in a recent interview, made it clear that he wanted men who would fight hard for victories from the middle of April until the windup in October. He pointed to the fact that the public was tired of salary holdups and indifferent work by over paid stars. He went on to say that if the players could be made to realize how much their avarice had injured the sport they soon would buckle down to honest efforts, with the idea of restoring the game to popular favor. He declared that the fans were eager to see the major league teams forget about fraternity relations and that bitter rivalry would be generally welcomed. When Mathewson pitched for the GUnts he never shirked. He tried his level best right up to the time that his great right arm went back on him. He never held up the New York club for an unreasonable salary, and his dealings with his employers always were kept secret. In short, Matty worked diligently to keep the Giants in the running, and his loyalty to the club and to the fans made an idol of him at the Polo grounds. He played ball with the proper spirit, and naturally he believed that his meth ods should be employed not Only by the Cincinnati Reds, but also by the players of all the other big league teams. Competition on the field is the life of base ball. The public pays to see games played by teams that are at swords' points. The fans have no use for high salaried stars who do not extend themselves. When Frank Chance's Cubs tackled the Giants in days of old the excitement was in tense. The rival players bristled with pugnacity. They fought desperately for every point, and the great crowds at the Polo grounds went wild with delight. Matty, who took part in these memorable battles, is right when he says that base ball should be played under those conditions. The players must forget the salary question, also the practice of driving high power automobiles and attend ing tango teas. They are hired to entertain the public with strenuous work on the diamond, always keeping in mind the welfare of their teams. From the moment the championship races begin the teams should cut out the handshaking and the hobnobbing with opponents and should fight for victories at all stages of the pennant races. Matty's words of wisdom should not be forgotten. It is understood that a way has been found to settle the Baltimore Feds' $900,000 suit against organized base ball out of court The big leagues are prepared to go to trial in April unless the trouble in fixed up. When peace with the Feds was declared a year ago organized base ball agreed to pay more than $500,000 to certain promoters of the defunct outlaw cir cuit. These promoters, in turn, agreed to secure the consent Of the Baltimore Feds, but the latter were thrown over board. In view of the filing of the $900,000 suit organized base ball was advisad by eminent counsel to with hold payment and the money has been tied up ever since. During the recent schedule meet ings of the major league in this city the Fed promoters, who have not been paid for their part of the settlement, asked when they could expect some money. According to insiders, they were informed that it was up to them to appease the Baltimore Feds and that if the latter could be bought off in some way organized base ball would proceed to settle all claims. So it is possible that the Wards, Swin ner, Weeghman, Ball, Sinclair and other former Feds will .try to patch up their differences. ' : By Tad FIGHTING GAME IS 1 BED OF ROSES Champions Come From Bush, Where Coin Is Scarce and Bruises Many. TALE OP YOUNG HOPEFULS "Soft money," says the fight fan when he reads of the $47,500 handed Jess Willard for his ten-round canter with Frank Moran or of the $30,000 coming to Les Darcy for ten rounds or less with Al McCoy. No doubt said fan is right, but he seldom stops to think of the lean months, and even years, that, usually precede fame in puglistic circles. Willard had quite his share of hard knocks before he obtained anything like real money by his fistic prowess. Jess spent many months riding side door Pullmans when he wanted to travel. He knows what it is to have to "mooch" the price of a bed or of "pork and" from proprietor or hanger on around a gymnasium. Probably the memories of those rough days account for the cham pion's unwillingness to fight now un less guaranteed almost impossible sums. He sees the easy money in his circus business and has set himself to gather every last thin dime he can while he holds the title. His financier ing has made him unpopular, but when his fighting days are done he will not have to worry about beans or the price of coal. He is saving his. Willard's case covers the careers of perhaps nine-tenth of the boxers, with one exception. Only one in thousands ever attains the fame that means wealth for one fight. The rest plug along as long as possible, grabbing what cash they can and mostly work ing for almost nothing. A goodly Lumber of the boys who appear in preliminary bouts have to do manual labor. That everlasting hope of land ing on the top keeps them going till Father Time stiffens their joints or a newly acquired wife decides hubby shall no longer endapger "whatever beauty nature conceded him. Chicago has any number of these fellows who have a cauliflower ear, a busted jaw, or the loss of valu able teeth for less than enough to cover a night at the theater. These "ham and egg" boys usually furnish the fun at the bush shows. Even the windup bouts of these tank exhibi tions often net the principals hardly enough for a square meal. Tale of Young Hopefuls. A few weeks back a town close to Chicago put on a fight show. Three bouts were billed and Chicago hope fuls were secured for each of the two prelims. One of them was a bantam, the other a lightweight. Neither boasts a reputation as yet in fact, neither ha a real manager. Their services were enlisted through the boss of a loop gymnas ium. He acted as their manager for the occasion and drew a matter of about $10 for each bout. He was to accompany them and second Jhem in the ring. When the night of the fights arrived he found himself engaged for a more pleasant party, and forthwith turned x over his proteges to an habitue of his place. The temporary manager knew less than nothing about handling a fighter, but that didn't wory the gym proprietor. One of the boxing kids puts in about ten hours a day for a stipend of $10 a week. The other just exists. They N scraped up their fare somewhere and with their second started for the scene of action with no paraphernalia ex cept two pairs of tights and one towel. Zero weather made the tiresome inter urban trip twice as long as usual, and they barely reached their destination in time for the first bout. Both Chicagoans discovered they had overestimated the size of their purses. The bantam expected to re ceive $20, the lightweight $35. The promoter informed them that the price would be $15 in each case. The Chi cago proprietor got his in advance. They protested vigorously but to no avail. The bantam was booked for six rounds and his companion for eight. Sees His Sub Get Whaled. Fortune smiled on the smaller fel low, but he didn't see it that way. There was some mixup over the card and another boxer had been secured in his place. The promoter had a heart, however. He offered the ban tam $7 just for showing up prepared to fight. After much wrangling the little chap finally got $8 in real money, then sat at the ringside and watched his prospective foe hand his opponent a lacing that would put an ordinary mortal in bed for a week. His gym pai was far from as fortu nate. He went on, as I per schedule. He lasted eight rounds easily, but his an atomy was considerably disturbed at the finish. A rush early in the battle sent him crashing against .he poorly wrapped loose ropes, and he suffered an ugly cut almost a foot long on his back. He did a lot of clinching and was in danger of being mobbed by the crowd at the finish. For which per formance he drew the stipulated fif teen bucks and carfare. Too Late to Go Home. Both boys waited to see the windup. It was a ten rounder, and the "stars" were late in starting. As a result the Chicagoans missed the last steam train home. After a wait of an hour in the biting cold, they started home via street cars, taking a circuitous route. The cars weren't any too warm, either. A ride of nearly three and a half hours finally landed the budding gladiators in the loop. Neither could go home at that hour, so they invaded a Turk ish bath establishment and coughed up six bits apiece for a bed.' And the bantam had to get up at 6 o'clock to reach his job an hour later. It's a gay iifel Del Paddock Shipped To South by St. Paul The St Paul club has transferred the contract of Del Paddock to the Chattanooga club, which expect to use him in the outfield. Paddock re fused to report to St Paul last sea son, but presumably is ready to play ball again. John Olin Wins in Straight Falls From Chicago Wrestler Sioux City, March 10. Carl Schultz of Chicago lost his mat bout here last night with John Olin of Worcester, Mass. The latter won two straight falls in seven and twenty-five minutes, respectively. .