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The Tribune's Telephone Number Is Superior QIOQ Tribune Want Ads offer bargaint in furnitur to freshen your home for winter. PART TWO SPORTS ( MARKETS WORLD'S NEWSPAPER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1929. 25 GREATEST DROP OF THE HAT FIGHTERS JUST AREN'T THERE Traf tonBout Proves Pegler's Point. BY WESTBROOK PEGLER. fttltato Tribune Preas Berrlee. New York, Dec. IS. Under formal conditions In the ring, the perform-aoee'of the two pleasure fighters. Arthur Shires and George Trafton, the one a baseball player, tho other a pro In football, was graphic proof of your correspondent's favorito contention that the most ferocious of the poolroom, back room, and hotel room glad-litors cannot fight without such natural weapons as the chair leg, the fcfofaen cue, the stono scfdel, and the half emptied Scotch bottlo. By all accounts these two athletes, vfclors In many extemporaneous social quarrels with rurn foundered or '(rind broken opponents, camo out of titlr corners swinging like a pair of truckmen under a viaduct and faded to quickly that by the, end of round three a 95 pound fry cook with an jEgruvated cough might havo hopped through tho ropes and pushed over (ho two of them. -.These high spirited hoys had come to hi known as tho most formidable pleasure fighters in the country, mainly because they are the most garrulous, and It must lie conceded that, as pleasure lighters go, they were In the top flight, from which It follows that the rtverago man's senso of skill and might with his Oats Is only a pathetic delation. Shires Merely Defends. Mr. Shires hnd maltreated tho unhappy Lena Blackburnc, Into man-fer of tho Wlilto Sox, In two unconventional bouts and Mr. Trafton, who nrlghs about 35 pounds moro than either of the lust two heavyweight champions, had won many free style ipatchw with unidentified parties who had offended his sensitive prido on Mrcct ears, in night clubs, and in one place nnd another. In- pleasure fighting,, rui in prize liBhtlnir, reputations are achieved by.j 6 Judicious seleotion of one's opponents and canny exploitation of one's )ctorics, however undistinguished they may hnve been, and the combatants In the Interesting experiment oondscled by Mr. James Moon Mullen- in Chicago wero nominated on records which could not have survived critical examination. Th jlleasure fighting temperament ' S Pcullar one, for It bespeaks a W3 and brawling nature. There is. w doubt, that in tho reluctance of iany otherwise courageous males to rail among the rinds of ham-rye sand-jrtchw and tho eggshells and cigar rails on tho floor of a saloon there I) more or civilized delicacy and good lute than of timidity. Kibitzer Gives Offense, t recollect a brier scene in tho card room or Sir Thomas Upton's steam-boil, temporarily known ns tho Ark because of tho heterogeneous social -mixture -which ho had bidden on board to coast along tho glycerine swells off wrniy Hook, following his Shamrock IV. during tho last series of drifting for tho America's cnn. In this rani room, a talky young man some how gave offense to ono of tho chaps ' a. unugo game who suddenly rpso w. wcKOd over his cha r and threat. "cd to. lilt this Klhl Ms nose. At this, the party of the -um.nart Muck his hands In his pock-nod walked out on deck, WilUlrur. One man looked to another around OQ tablo In tho pnsmtner nilenr-n nnfl Ml were pained nnd humiliated for tho w.v who had takon tho Insult nnd ..ii(tea off. 'There is no doubt that ho Is yel kw.' One Of tho nbvnr, cntrl nttnr n line,' "i happen to know that he w'lght thrco VMrs In thn infnntrv ith the foreign legion, got hit twice Jwon the Medalle Mllltalro and the trolx do Guerre, but when n real "tit develops thn kill lust Isn't thern.' ' Prof. Howard Savage of tho Car- 1 IContJnucd on parjo V, coliuim 7. Blizzard Ends Winter Duck Hunting Treat in Illinois BY BOB .-Twierday's cold wave ended one of most unusual winter duck h'unt-!"S M.-isorvs n ln0 history of southern 'Hr.ols. The thaw which preceded the 'kiaM attracted an unprecedented 'WibiT of ducks to downstato feed-?t sroutids. ;Svero winter weather early this '"-lh discouraged thousands of ducks Ve the lower Illinois river, nnd they to the llyways and headed south. "ui me recent mild weather which IyallM up to yesterday brought fk after llock on a short northward -Z1 to their former feed and rest jpswus. win, (hl rosult that i!Uit Vond the mallards were on hand ? wantlesg thousands. This sltua-t'. S'I'Uim to the lower Illinois, espe- - that section where the Sanga- . ?" Jwns the big river. i h4N frveie which nut plenty of .n the ponds'and bayous, followed -in ,"av' snowfall, was the combl- -7vn wnu-h sent many of tho mal W. tun' . 011 thnl.. ..- Crt.,,n of the J"5 Hsured that the sport of maJ-; hunting was going lo bo pretty think of it TO-MORROW - I WILL BE BY TOUR THE DEAREST AND FAIREST WOMAM ON EARTH -' I IF VOU HAVE CHANGED - 1 WONDER OUT-CO fAE OF THIS AND WOttJER IF TOO TOO ARE TTRED OF. UVINCr A LONELYV SELFISH UFE ROCHESTER SLIPS AND STAGGERS TO WIN OVER BRUINS Rochester's basketball team was credited with a 21 to 17 victory over tho Chicago Bruins lasL night at the Chicago Stadium. It did not, however, ralo as much of a triumph with tho 2,000 who sat In silence throughout tho forty minutes of'play. Indeed, It taxes the Imagination to call it a professional basketball game. Tho teams wero handicapped by the terrarao floor. Its slippery surface, always a disadvantage, apparently had Increased since the freezing action necessary to "build" the hockey rink for tho Blockhawks. Players staggered ofT balance, stumbled nnd slid. Tho man who could stand up was tho one who scored. Battle Over Itefercc, In addition, for tho second time In three weeks, tho league's referee, Petoy Slnnott, failed to arrlvo on time. His. exousp .was .valid, for his train from FC Wayne was delayed by the snow storm. As a result, Irving Fox, one of Chicago's most competent ama teur officials was drafted into service Fox did as well as could be expected. for tho pro game Is peculiar In that sometimes fouls are not fouls but should be called held balls. Finally, with Rochester leading, 17 to IB, Fox ruled Kennedy Was fouled ns ho went under the Chicago basket for a shot, and nwarded the Bruin captain two free throws. Tho mutterings of the Rochester players- broke Into open storm. Artus and Rabin led tho re volt. Tho result was that Fox left the floor and Slnnott, just arrived, went to work In his street clothes and handled the final six minutes of the contesL Rochester I-eals at Half. As the points went, Rochester had control most of tho time. Chicago worked into an S to B lead midway In tho first half, but Illrsh, Chczma-dli and Ilcarn did tho necessary work to load, 12 to 11, at tho half. Tiny llearn, 6 foot 9 Inch center, was nil of thoj and was effective under the basket. : Chczmadia, however, was Uie Rochester star, with several one hand shots on block line plnys. Then, trailing 15 to 11 in the second half, Kellett's threo points and Hickcy's single contribution from the free throw lino tied the game. Had other conditions been up to par this would havo been tho thrill of the night. Rabin cut the tie with nn extra long shot from center and from then on Rochester had command. Artus' pair of free tosses and Chez- madia's last field goal,' manufactured from a stalling attack, boosted Rochester to 21 points. During this time Hlckcy scored twice from tho penalty lino for Chicago's only markr;-. I, r II u r T r Utokry.lf . KoniuMy.rl Kellrtl.c Hubs. 11.1c wfckhorel.rr Voa.e l a i l o l - .1 .V 0 0 0 1 1 1 (I O 1 o o a R.iMn.lf t:runi.-uiia.rt Hi.-.-irn.i? Arlu.rj 1 0 1 a 1 , '2 0 Ji ;i a BECKER. view of tho heavy migration southward. But apparently the mallards dislike to leave the lower Illinois river country. As soon ns it started to thaw back they came. Ono lodse along the lower Illinois reported more birds following the return night than It had at any time since the opening of th.e season. Reports from the goose country Irs southern lUinols tell of the fine boss of lionkers which hunters had been mnkine in the rye fields near Cairo. tMUc.ji of sandbars along the Missis sippi raver ana mo uis iiui.-wr retufcc keep thousands of ducks and geese in that part of Illinois throush the' whole winter. Last year many flock's of honkers refused to migrate to tho culf coast of Louisiana, which is a.' favored winter resort for water birdi. because 'this refuge provided food: and a safe sanctuary. Because of the changed feeding and flying ' habits of the southern Illinois ireosp. more huntins now is done from ryo i field blinds than from sandbar pitsj Hunters welcome the change be cause it is more conuoruioio i uuui in a ryo neld. THE GU M HENRIETTA SltH ftc: THE CHESTER WEU YT WHAT THE NOW irr WU-L Bt - AND SO &IM, 6UMP THE AUSTRALIAN BILLIONAIRE SPENDS HIS TIME PLANSBN 6 AND THINKING OF THE HOLIDAYS'' H(M - A PAIR OF CUBS IN HIBERNATION Charley Grimm, agile first baseman of the Chicago Cubs, gathers his family in the brilliantly decorated basement of his St. Louis home for a musicale. Capt. Charley keeps in condition by working about his homestead, but there also must be some recreation, hence the musical instruments. Grimm's hobby is painting, and his home in a St. Louis suburb re-Sects his skill with the paint brush. If he can't find enough to paint within his own domain, Charley lends his neighbor a band. nn y I nere s Reason Why Players Rush to Homes It may be a -winter of discontent for some, but not lor lveptmK unariey Grimm and Rogers llornsby of the Cubs. Far from the madding crowd, of which they get their fill in the working months, they ply their idle days along lines closest to their hearts Grimm with his paint brush and his family; Hornsby with his hounds, horses, ducks, family, and all that goes to make up an S5 acre estate. They furnish the answer to why ball players vanish on the first train pulling out after the final game. The Grimm homestead in St. Louis bears the appearance of having been liftdl from the famous " Spotless Town " of advertising memory. Not a little of this is due to Mrs. Grimm, but the Keptink docs his share. He is forever adding to his cellar den, whero of on evening he strums his banjo and sings, occasionally reaching over to refresh himself with a bit of heimgemacht. And in daylight Grimm walks about P S MERRY CHRISTMAS UNCLE BIM AND THOE D'EAR OU GUMPS -" ANDY AND MSN - THE alt EARTH AN" M"tt AND CrOUATH- - - . WONT BE LOiXfcf 'WONDERFUL BEFORE rtfixj HSSfifSrW Rogers Bomsby does not tarry around the scene of his baseball labors whpn the s&asan ends, andwho would if there were a beautiful eighty-Bve acre tract, hounds and owner? The Raiah is riding one of Angelo, Mo., the while keeping in I Pacific inu the exterior, looking for something to paint on his own premises or hoping to be summoned to do a little sprucing up on a neighbor's domicile. Capt. Charley not only can spread more paint on a flat surface and do it better than any other player, right or left handed, but also is a fuilfledged sign painter. If " nature hadn't en dowed hlra with baseball ability Grimm undoubtedly would, and could earn his keep painting beautiful female faces on sign board cigaret ads. Hornsby's winter retreat on the edge of St. Louis, probably the most elaborate owned by a ball player,- is large enough to permit him to ride to the hounds. True, he has only twj hounds, but they're enough for his' purposes. His equestrian habits help to keep him In condition, and he manages to keep ONLY A FY( MORE HOURS NOW , fcA i M BIM WIUV. be wrrvs us- THE r. U.S. Pat. Oa.; Cof yrM. 19 fcy horses waiting for the return of their his favorite horses on his farm at condition for the 1930 campaign. auhiiic rnoios.j College Scores Navy, SS; Lafayette, 2-1. De Taaw, 4,0; Earlham, S2. Oklahoma. -16: TfiaA, 2S. Kiim Acties. 30: St. Mary"!. 18. l-iwrenre, 0; Sttvrai Point Teaehera, 18. WlKonsin Btate leather.. 34 j Cniveralty at llubuuue.' 2.1. St. Thoroat, 42; Haraline onlTefiity. 29. Ki Vlalor. 31: Shnrtlerr. 20. ConronUa, C3; Auxustana ISlooi City, la.. IS. Aberdeen Sormal, 30; Valley City State Trucher, 20 overtime. accurate check on bis batting eye by occasionally sending a load of bird shot in the direction of an unsuspecting bunny dr anything else In the class of edibles on tho hoof or wing. s? IS I! ZANDER WAJYNt? 1 , B Hlr tAW0Oi TO SEfc THU BOA-iTtb TM1X MAN TV G. A. A. MERMEN SET RELAY MARK FOR 160 YARDS CFictnro on page 27. Chicago Athletic association swimmers last night had tho doublo satisfaction of setting a new world's record and defeating their Northwestern university rivals in a dual meet, 41 to 34. The meet, held In tho C. A. A. pool, marked tho opening of tho association's winter swimming season and tho resumption of relations with tho Wildcat splashers after a year's Interval. The record was established In the first event of Uie evening, tho 160 yard relay race. Bryant, former Dartmouth star; Breyer, an erstwhile Northwestern performer; Wilcox, nnd Greenbcrg made up tho team that cleaved through the waters In the fastest tlmo ever made. Tho time was 1 mlnuto and 14 seconds, two-fifths of a second faster than tho roc-ord formerly held by Northwestern. Each Win Three Firsts. Both teams gathered in thrco firsts In the Individual events, but tho C. A. A. swimmers added valuable, points by placing second In two moro events than Northwestern. Tho , "Wildcats won two seconds to C. A. A. 'a four. Both teams placed thrco thirds. Capt. Al Schwartz of the Northwestern team staged a thrilling finish In tho 100 yard race to win from Mer-ton Wilcox of tho Chicago club, who challenged him to tho last stroke. Walter Colbath, competing for the C. A, A., gave a brilliant exhibition to win the fancy diving event from the low board. Wildcats Win at Polo. Tho Wildcats closed tho meet by completely outclassing tho C. A. A. swimmers In the 300 yard medley re lay race, finishing about half the length of tho pool In front. In an exhibition polo gamo after tho meet the Northwestern team defeated tho C. A. A. team, 3 to 2. The summary: 100 jura relax Won by C. A. A. fWllcox, Breyer. Errand urcenwersj. iuw, a. .is new tow hwu. . V!0O xra urearv ........... IN D.l: Scott C. A. A.l. iwcond: Elliott C A. A., third. Time, 2:30 8-10. 40 rard rwim Won hy Wllcor C. A. AJ; SchwarU N. U.J. second; Bryant C. A. A.l. third. Tlmo. :ibu-iu. 440 J!U-u IWUD nun vy xjrejrcr iu. A.l: Itowell C. A. A.l, cono; TYiiaon ia. U.l. tmra. iiroc. - 150 yard back alroke V on by Hlncn . 0i. Borer IN. U.l. second: Ualdited O. A. A.l, third. Time 1:62 8-10 100 yaro iwim-nuu vj -w.. i... TJ 1 Wilco IU. A. A.J. ecoona; wtuw in. U l third. Time. :53 4-10. Vincy diTint-Won by Colbath CO. A. A.l: Snary C. A. A.l. Knd: BrowDUiI K. U.l. third. . 300 yira mooicj reij weilem tninch. retereon, Corodel. Time, 3:18. . . .. . ,-. Water poio itDnnwniKJu, u. v,.av lelio aBSOdation. g. RANGY DE PAUL FIVE TO LAUNCH SEASON TONIGHT Do Paul university's basketball team, which takes the floor tonight for Iti seasons Inaugural contest with Valparaiso university, la composed of the finest material ue 1'aui prooaoiy ever has had. The game will be played in the De Paul auditorium, starting at 8 o'clock. Life Insurance Policies which pay $1,000.00 or morel NO MEDICAL EXAMINATION Stratd Only ra Trtbxznt Rtadcrt Send Coupon aa Pais 3 I jsaj j that' all it coU to I tPV 4 obtain one of theie Wit i i Specitl js - . I HOW HE N ILL Uftt 1 TRNSFORAXnCN qnfheWAKE PLA YER OF GREATEST VALUE." FORJIAIj announcement of the winner of Tun Tiuiiune's sixth annual trophy a sterling sllvor football, actual size for tho Big Ten player of greatest value to his team during tho season of 1929 will bo made In Tun Sunday TnimiNK. This decision Is based on votes received from twenty-two members of tho commiltco of awards first cholco counting two points and second cholco ono point. The commltteo consists of the ten conference football coaches, ten officials (including Walter ;Ecker-sail) who work In conferonco games, Commissioner Griffith, nnd Tho Woko. Because several members of this committee wero away from homo and be cause tho vote was so close, announce ment has been deferred until all Uio votes wero In. Meantime, tho public has takon n keen Interest In tho result. Many let ters havo been received, Bomo of which havo been republished In thl column. Compilation of tho choIccB of readers shows this result: Glan.tffow of Iowa, 82: Welch of runluo, 77: NnmirnW! of MlnnrtMila, 70; Ili-nrherm of NorthwrHtern. 04; Harmonon ot Purdue. 44; Hal Rcbhnli of Wisconsin. .13: Slcuthl of Purdue, 31; Frosty Peters of Illinois, 28: Watlenberjj of Chlcairo. 22; Gambia of Mlclilftan, 10: Slmratl of Mi.'lilcan. 17; Pester of Ohio Stale. 14, and Iloaa of Indiana. 11. That nervous, uneasy fooling Is the thought that you haven't yet picked out HEIt gift and tho Btorcs aro becoming moro crowded dally. $ :k Christmas Lament, When you come to the end of your monthly pay And yon lit alone with yonr thoncht That 3-ou'to spent It all since the dawn of day For the OhrlaUnaa tblnri that ron've bnnxhf. In sorrow yon rare on rrrur rheekbooka stub With Its balanee of thirteen eentat Where has It roneT Ah, there's the nib And whither and wby and whence? And now 1 hare tunc mr son to yon The isnr of lamenUnr hards My only rftrrt Is 'that 1're not Kaonch left for Pirlstmaa earda. Iladcer Pet. Fm-dn,e Proverb. Dear Wako : " What shall It profit a school If R win tho Big Ton tltlo and loseth Its own coach?" Ed Greer. ThU Walat I Conducted 6y Ilarvcv T. Woodruff, Help I JlcJpl What Might Have Been. Dear ilarve : Now that tho bout Is off. I suppose there's no use advising Art Shires lo make, up as Howard Ehmke so Back Wilson would stand and swing wildly. H. L. W. a ayf If Shires and Wilson had fought, I suppose It would havo been baseball tactics hit and run. Jay Teo. Lessons In English Composition. " Make-a sentence containing- the word yulotlde." " I'm broke, old pal ; yuletldo m over until after Christmas, won't you 7 " Mitt. m Wlicn I Was a Kid, I Thotiglil- A " peanut butcher " was a man who killed tho. chickens used on tho dining cars. Buo I. Hammon. Do You Btmember Way liaclc When: We handed our card to the moid who answered the door bell and she presently returned, asked us to have a seat in the parlor, and said, " .Miss Smith will be down presently "1 D. M. N., Kvanston, III. Am Health Forces Doug Mills Off Illinois Basketball Team Champaign, I1L, Dec. 18. tspeclal. Doug Mills of Elgin, University of Illinois basketball captain and guard, Is out of the gome until January and possibly for a longer time. Coach Craig Ruby announced today. Coming on the eve of a game tomorrow afternoon with Washington university of St. Louis and with the conference season to open In little more than two weeks, the news caused much gloom in the camp of the Illinl cagers. .Mills' physical condition requires a complete rest for some time, It was discovered today. The athlete completed'' three years of. playing on the football team and it is thought that possibly his immediate transfer of ac MATCH TONIGHT TO DETERMINE CHAMPIONSHIP Chicagoan Bows by 125 to 79 Score. Billiard Standiiu w. R. Cr-ri1rxr . a K Kmlolph 0 r. TubftnU I O. Laiirl 3 M. Ciuil 3 f. Natalie :l i, 11. n. u. o. t. r. i isa a Moa 1 W.l 1 820 a m i'J iw'i '4 ,0 7 0M.1 4 AS !!3 m ,1 111 in li'.'ll I 40 20 MS 7 41 .. .131 i. McCnnn :. 0 W.. won! I., losl l II. hllh rum H. 0. brat vanie IUmihI number of ttuihvES T. Vm total points. Detroit, Mich., Bee. IS. (VT) Krwin Rudolph of Chicago nnd Bnlph Qrcon-loaf of Now York wont Into a tlo for tho world's pockot billiard ohnmplon- ship tonight, as OroenlonC defented Rudolph, 1-S to T9 in 10 Innings in tho final gamo of tho tournament hero. They will piny nn extra gamo tomorrow night to decldo the Issuo. Groenlenf got away to u long lend by running S9 It) tho third Inning, but Rudolph camo back with a run of 64 In his half nnd brought his scorn to 73 In tho slith Inning with GreonlonC nt 90. Groonlcaf ran 19 in tho ninth, but missed nn eiusy shot with his scorn at 113. Ho completed his triumph with an unfinished run of 12 in thu tenth Inning. Frank Taberskl, tho tilloholdor, of Schenectady, N. Y cllneheil third plnco In tho tournament by dofentlnu Onofrlo Laurl of Brooklyn, 120 to 71, In 23 Innings In tho afternoon. Hud Tubeisltl lost ho would havo had to (uallfy for next year's tourmi-mont, na ho would Itavo dropped below fifth plnco In tho final standings. Tho first tour plnyors automatically aro qualified for tho next tournament. In tho second afternoon gamo Piis-(liialo Nalnllo of Detroit defented Marcel Camp, also of this city, by a Bcoro of 125 to 61, In 22 Innings. Natallo showed a clustor of 40 aH his best run, Camp's best lining ono ot 23. HelerVWilW Wedding Set for Monday Berkeley, Cal., Duo. 1R. W) Tho wedding of Miss Helen Wills, women's tennis chumplotv- and Frederick H. Moody Jr., San Francisco broker, will lake placo next Monday noon In St. Clement's o h a p o 1, Oluromont, tint mother of tho brJdc-to-bo announced today. MILWAUKEE GETS CENTRAL A. A. U. HANDBALL MEET Tho Central A. A. U. senior handball championship tournaments, liotli singles and doubles, last night worn awarded to tho Milwaukee, Wis., Athletic club, at tho annual meeting of tho commlltoo In chargo of tho upon. Tho dates wero not doflnltely sot, hut tho events will bo held early next your. Tho Illinois stale Junior and sonlor championships In both classes wore awarded to tho Medlnah Athletic club, Chicago, whilo tho Central A. A. U. junior Dingles will bo played at tho Midwest A. C. of Chicago. Tho Hamilton club, Chicago, drew tho ccnlrul doubles tournament. Dates for tho latter events also havo not been definitely set. Sisler, Star First Baseman, Will Retire This Season Boston, Mass., Dec. 18. W) Oeorgo Klsler. for years ono of baseball's leading first basemen, will rellro from the uctlvo list this year and conllno his activities to coaching and an occasional pinch hitting assignment, Bill McKechnle, new manager of tho Bok. ton Bravc-s, announced today. Johnny Neun will be given the first baso oh-slgnmciit If he can manage 11. tivities to tho basketball floor was Injurious. Mills was the leading guard scorer in the conference Inst season with 27 field goals and was selected on vlio second all-confcrenco team. Coach Iluby Is left with two regu-lars from last season, Harper and May, and one other letter man, Hill. Setting about to rebuild the teams, the coach will probably una Bob Rump and Harper at guard, May at center and Kawal and Babe Kamp forward. May will drop back to guard. Uvea before learning tho newu of Mllla' disability Ruby had planned to rcsloro May to the lineup as tho Bradley game demonstrated the need of moro defensive height. May Is a feet 4 Inches tall. T tor the balance of the season in

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