The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on February 12, 1920 · 18
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 18

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Thursday, February 12, 1920
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IS THE SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1920 CC DEMPSEY KNOWN TO HAVE SENT LETTERS Grand Jury Said to Have Evidence Corroborating Statements of Former Wife. c 4 f By JACK JAMES ORKOHOUATIVH evidence of the exigence of the '"Blacker letters," which Mrs. Mfixine pempsey claims in-volve Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey In charges of having evaded military duly, is before the Federal grand jury, It became known yesterday. Knowledge that the Federal authorities were in pos- session 'of such evidence is believed to have caused Mrs. Dempsey to repudiate her affidavit in which she gave , the champion a clear bill of health and apologized for any injury to him which she might have caused. 'The fact that Mrs. Dempsey's "proofs" the existence of which she deiied In her affidavit are now available to the Government investigators points to Rn early solution of what has hitherto been regarded as somewhat of a "blind, case." Kearns Reported to Have Returned to S. F. Jack Kearns, manager of the heavyweight champion, who left this city for Los Angeles shortly after the issuance of the now famous "whitewashing" affidavit, is rumored to have returned. Kearns has stated on numerous occasions that he is ready to appear before the authorities at any time and to give any testimony that may help to clear his fighter of the tangle In which he has become involved. PempRpy himself hat also expressed his willingness to quit his work with the motion picture company to which he is under contract in order to appear before the Federal authorities to tell his side of the 'evasion" which his divorced wife charges. Probe of Fulton Battle Started Coincident with the Federal investigation" here of Dempsey's war record, the Army, Navy and Civilian Boxing Board in New York yesterday started a searching probe into the Dempsey-Fulton fight the match in which Dempney first gained national prominence as a boxer by knocking out the elongated plasterer in the first round. This event transpired at Harrison. N. .!., in the summer of 1918. Fulton claimed that the fight was to be a "frame-up" and that he was "double crossed" by the present champion. Dempsey, when accused by various posts of the American Legion of being a war "slacker," requested the A. N. C. B. B. to investigate these charges. The investigation, augmented by the sensational charges made by Maxine Dempsey, has since broadened to include Dempsey's entire ring career. "Another Person Will Bring Them Forth" That other persons besides Mrs. Dempsey and their author have seen the letters is known to the Federal authorities. When first approached regarding her "proofs" which she maintains are letters written in Dempsey's hand disclosing a "deal" whereby he was to fbe placed In a deferred classification in the draft Maxine Dempsey declared that they were "in a eafe place." and that certified copies had been made. "If anything happens to me,"' said Mrs. Dempsey at that time, "there is another person who knows all about those letters and who will bring them forth." Boxing Board Starts Probe Of Dempsey's War Record EW YORK, Feb. 11. The special committee appointed by the board of boxing control to investigate the charge that Jack Dempsey was a draft dodger during the war held its first meeting here tonight. It was decided that the scope of the committee Investigation would be confined to the question as to whether Dempsey had evaded the draft and merited the charge of being a draft dodger, as alleged by certain American Legion posts and Commissioner Smith of the New Jersey State boxing commission. N The Grip That Won a Championship k JOE STECHER, world's champion heavyweight, demonstrating his famous "scissors" hold , with which he threw Earl Caddock and won the title in Madison Square Garden. Stecher is reported matched with Jim Londos, the Greek champion, and Frank Schuler, the local wrest ling impresario, is hoping to land this same team for a bout at Dreamland in the near future. Photo bj International I , ' 4 . . . ' - ', ''' v " . '.4tA ? ,w mnuimMmmimmMmim&Xm ,... MLum.mmm". '.m'T " ETTSS 5 m ipii " ' ' r.,yMu - - ) 1 lks: Tr-TZ : . w-.ff, o I P - ' h fev Sl 7-- T T 11 ttl,..u.. J , r-4 7 . I I , , .i m. li mmamu m ,m,,m -in. ihi.ih.kii.ih . B R IDC t WORK Ml E CARPENTIER TO FIGHT HERE IN SEPTEMBER Frenchman and Party Sail for U. S. on March 13; Rickard May Handle Him. N EW YORK, Feb. 11. Paris cable advices received here today state that Georges Car pen tier, European heavyweight champion, will sail for this country on March 13 and expects to box Jack Dempsey for the world's title in the United States during the month of September. In addition to carpentier and his. manager, Descamps, the party will include two French pugilists of lighter classes, Charles Ledoux and Georges I'apin. It is understood that Carpentier has both film and vaudeville contracts, which will occupy his time for four or live months after his arrival in America. Before the expiration of these contntHs it Is expected that the sensational French pugilist will have been formally signed to meet Dempsey for the title., Tex Rickard, who promoted the contest between Willard and Dempsey last July at Toledo, refused today to discuss the report that Carpentier was coming to this country under contract with him. f It is known, however,. that Descamps has requested Rickard to secure matches for both Ledoux and Papin, which leads to the general expectation that Rickard will announce the formal matching of Carpentier and Dempsey shortly after the former's arrival. In case Dempsey is unavailable for any reason Mike O'Dowd or a promising light-heavyweight may be used as Carpentler's opponent in the Frenchman's ring debut in America. ! U. S. Will Take $304,350 If Dempsey Gets $500,000 NEW YORK, Feb. 11. (By Universal Service). Uncle Sam's heavy income taxes may give John Bull first call on the Demp-sey-Carpentier fight for the world's championship. A representative cf Dempsey called on William H. Edwards, collector of internal revenue at his office in the custom house today and asked what the income tax would be on $500,000. The collector got busy with his pad and pencil and replied: "The normal tax on $500,000 is $40,840 and the surtax $263,510, making a total of $304,350." "Whew!" said Dempsey's agent. "That means that if Dempsey should get $500,000 for fighting Carpentier he would actually get only $195,650." ( "Exactly," said the collector. Dempsey's man departed with a thoughtful look on his face. - , REVENGE is sweet. At least Mike Donlin, former ball player, now an actor, will say so. Yesterday afternoon at Eddie Graney's Palace, Mike played Charley Grapewin a three cushion billiard game and after several interesting innings the game ended with Donlin on the long end of a 50 to 43 score. Recently Grapewin administered a beating to Donlin and the latter has been "nagging" for a return match ever since. Yesterday Mike was in rare form and made runs of seven and eight. 'Tub' Spencer hands As Seattle Catcher SEATTLE. Feb. 11. Shortstop Bruce Hartford of the Des Moines club of the Western Baseball League and Catcher Ed (Tub) Spencer of the Salt Lake club of the Pacific Coast League are coming to the Seattle Coast League team, according to a wire received here today from James R. Brewster, secretary of the Seattle club, who is" in Chicago. DARCY TAKES ON TOUGH BOY IN WIGGINS 'Chuck' Has Punch in Both Hands; Works Out With O'Brien for Allies' Show. GRANAT NINE TO MEET EAST BAYXHAMPS Oakland Stars and Midwinter League Winners Start Five-Game Series Sunday. m 'DUFFY' LEWIS WILL COACH SAILOR NINE I Gold Bridgework Doubly Reinforced I Db.C.E. Meagher ftVL VI 942 MARKET STnoaJI NIXT BANK O" ITALY Stanford'U. C. Play Soccer on Saturday STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Feb. ll.Stanford and the University of California soccer teams meet on the Stanford Field for the Lathrop trophy, Saturday afternoon as a preliminary to the Cardinal-Bruin rugby contest ' " ' ' The following will be Stanford's line-up in the soccer match: New-land, goal; Mendoza, Adams, backs; Gorman, "obinson, Stamp, half backs; Wing, Strauss. Clark, Pills-bury, Green, forwards; Sales, Ruck-lin. Crouch, Titus, Lamlcre, Myers, Shlels, subs. ,, 60 Candidates Out For Cardinal Nine STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Feb. 11. The Stanford baseball squad, under the direction of Capt. F. E. Kallam, commenced practice this week with more than sixty men out to make the varsity nine. The veterans to report were Draper, Wyland, Bundy, New-land, Kline and Teubner. The freshman team is also out every afternoon in charge of Ken Lilly. . , Pacific Quintet to Tackle St. Ignatius The St. Ignatius varsity basketball team will meet a fast aggregation in the College of the Pacific next Saturday night at St. Ignatius gym. The St Ignatids 130 pound team will oppose the Crescents in the preliminary contests. Jimmy Wilde Meets Mason March 12 TOLEDO, Ohio, Feb. 11. March twelfth was the vdate set for the twelve round no decision bout be tween Jimmy Wilde and Frankie Mason, at a meeting of the Toledo bin pommiaa ion todax, San Mateo Swamped By Olympic Quintet The unlimited basketball team of the Olympic Club swamped the San Mateo alumni by a score of 111 to 0 in the first big game of the P. A. A. championship at the Coliseum last night, The visitors were outclassed. The preliminary game resulted in a victory for the Columbia Park Boys 130 pound team over the Young Men's Hebrew Association by a score of 28 to 23. Magnates to Boost Prices of Tickets CHICAGO, Feb. 11. (By Universal Service.) The H. C. of L. sent the 1 price of baseball tickets for the com ing reason soaring loaay. ijeiore au-Journment for the day the baseball bleacher. ' pavilion and grandstand seats. The prices heretofore nave been 30 cents, 65 cents and 85 cents, war tax included. The new scale will be 60 cents, 75 cents and SI.. Michigan Grappler Easy for Stecher SPRINGFIELD fMass.), Feb. 11 Joe Steelier of Nebraska, world's champion catch-as-catch-can wrestler, defeated Jack Dwyer of Michigan here tonight in two straight falls. The first fall came in forty-nine minutes and fortv seconds and the second in fifteen minutes, both with body scis-Bors and armlock. McCormick Fights " Draw With Gibbons PORTLAND, Feb. 11. Roy McCormick, claimant for the light heavyweight championship of England, fought a fast ten-round draw tonight with Tom Gibbons of St. Paul in the Milwaukee arena, ten miles from Portland. ! Jimmy Duffy Jabs Out Victory Over Harlem Ed Kelly tIMMY DUFFY used that trusty J left hand to good advantage on Harlem Eddie Kelly in the Oakland ring last night and handily earned the decision. Duffy had a lead in every round and Kelly bled profusely. The little New Yorker was game and aggressive enough and tried hard, but Duffy simply proved too classy for him. , - Allie Nack and Frankie Farren fought a whirlwind draw. They were at it every second of the time and both took many a stiff wallop. Joe Gorman and Jimmy Dundee boxed a draw; Billy Masoott outpointed Lee Johnson; Charles Rico and Johnny Nunes boxed a draw; Bat Larsen stopped Young Rivera in one round, and Dick Tamello stopped Denny Griffiths in two rounds. Coughlin and Renner Battle to a Draw Johnny Coughlin and Roy Renner fought four fast rounds to a draw in the main event of the Association Club last night "Salinas Jack" Robinson outpointed "Wild Willie" Webb in the special. Tony Costa outpointed "Racehorse" Roberts, George Wells knocked out Fred Perry In the second, Jimmy Lewis outpointed Bill Perkins, Frank Sullivan knocked out Joe Tavis in the second and Jack Moore outpointed Benny Kndrando. , Seattle Will Have A Mammoth Stadium SEATTLK, WASH- .Feb. 11. Plana to build a big athletic field and concrete stadium on the University magnates voted to boost the Price Uf Washington campus were approv- I Racing News Will Found on Page 23 Be ed by the Board of Regents of the university today. Students, chamber of commerce officials and university graduates behind the move say they are planning to erect what will be the finest field and stadium in the United States. A drive for funds will be started Boon. Five Major Sports Named at Stanford STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Feb. 11. Major and minor sports at Stanford were defined by the Stanford executive committee last night. The major sports are football, baseball, basketball, crew and track. The minor, first class, are soccer, rugby, swimming and tennis; second class, wrestling, boxing, cross-country and golf. Chicago Water Polo Teams M ay Play II ere Two of the fastest water polo teams in Chicago probably will be seen in actiou at Sutro baths during tre big swimming carnival next May. The Windy City mermen are very anxious to-make the long trip and df fend what they claim as the water polo championship of the United iSUtea. By BILL YEAGER F Jimmy Darcy is figuring on beating ''Chuck" Wiggins with the ease in which he has won his last few starts here Jim Is going to be badly fooled. The pair are scheduled to hook up in the main event at Dreamland Rink tomorrow night. Not only can this Wiggins youth battle, but he is an ambidextrous person who starts with his left hand out and finishes with his right in front of him. "Chuck" and Dick O'Brien worked out yesterday in the basement of the Continental Hotel. A ring of old-timers hemmed the two boxers in, with Sam Mailer, probably the dean of them all. holding the watch. Wiggins is about the roughest specimen of the genus boxer that has graced our city in a couple of moons He has calling cards in the shape of "cauliflowers' on both sides of his head and a build that calls for speed and aggressiveness. The Allies have arranged a card that has everything from flyweights to heavyweights on -it. Tillle Herman and Alex Trambltas, "the kid" from Portland, are booked foe the semi-windup. : Dick O'Brien, the elongated heavyweight imported by "Biddy" Bishop, will take on "Bevo" Kruvosky of the Parkside Club. The remainder of the card runs thusly: Jimmy Wilt vs. John Rales, Mickey Drexel vs. Ad Remy, Skeeter Hennessy vff. Jerry Skelly, Red Murray vs. Al Prouse. 'Buck9 Holley Going Big in Los Angeles , "Buck" Holleyj the middleweight boxer from North Beach, is going great in Los Angeles. "Buck" gave Mike Doll a trimming in his first bout and beat Young George, the Vernon favorite, Tuesday evening in every round of the four. Holley will probably fight one more bout before returning here. Gibson and Leonard N earing Los Angeles Billy Gibson and his lightweight champion, Bennv Leonard, are speeding toward Los Angeles, according to advices received here yesterday. "Gib" is anxious to look over the Tijuana race track and lay a few beans on the goats. The manager and boxer will arrive In San Francisco some time near the close of the month. SwineharVs Stable to Invade the North Charlie Swinehart and his two boxers. Allie Nack and "Harlem Eddie" Kelly, are contemplating a trip through the Northwest in search of matches. Swinehart will pick up Morris Lux, the welterweight, in Seattle and, proceed East with him. By WILLIAM J. SLATTERY HAT promises . to be the most thrilling bush ball se ries staged in California since the historic "Examiner" tournament of 1897 will start next Sunday morning at the Oakland Coast League park. The opposing clubs will be the Grannt Brothers, winners of the Seals Midwinter League flag, and an all-star team composed of the pick of the transbay league. According to the terms of agree ment signed last night, the series will consist of five games. One game will be played in Oakland next Sunday morning and one the following Sun day morning. The second and fourth games will be played at Recreation Park next Sunday afternoon and the following Sunday afternoon. If a fifth game is necessary it will be played on February 23 and the managers of the rival teams will toss a coin for the selection of the battlefield. An admission fee of 30 cents will be charged for bleacher seats and 55 cents for grandstand seats. The spoils will be divided after each game, the Winners taking 60 and the losers 40 per cent. 1 Caldera, one of the pitching sensations of the Oakland league, will be on the mound for the transbay club next Sunday morning and will be opposed by "Lefty" Ludolph, Herbert McQuaid, the nineteen-year-old giant who goes to the Seals, has been selected to do the pitching for the Oaklanders in the afternoon, and opposed to him will be Gene Ca-mozzl, stocky southpaw, who last Sunday won the championship of the Midwinter League for the Granats by getting away with a double header. Jim Scott May tiurl For the Seals Again "Death Valley" Jim Scott probably will, pitch for the Seals this season. The big heaver stopped over in San Francisco on his way from Los Angeles to Seattlo yesterday and said that if he succeeds in securing a man to look after hfs oil business in Seattle he will sign his Seal contract Scott, however, neglected to consult Manager Graham. The latter said yesterday that Scott's job Is awaiting him. Graham added that he positively will not entertain any proposition to sell or trade Scott to Seattle. Officers Elected By S.F. Yacht Club Plans for an active season were outlined yesterday at the annual meeting of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Much interest was displayed by the members, who look forward to great sport after the opening cruise next April. The following officers were elected: Wilfred Fas, Commodore ; Webb H. Mahiffy. A. Smith, Vintncial SfcreUry; Leiuhton Robin-non, TtMiurni ; B. O. Scibach, Director; AshHeld K. Stow, Director, ., , "HUFFY" LEWIS, famous A-'outfielder of the New York Yankees, has been signed up by Capt. Ben Barthalow to coach th Mare Island baseball team. Lewie will aetume hie new duties tomorrow and will be on the job till March 1, when he reporte to the Yanks for spring training. Barthalow hopes to develop a crack club at the island. He plane to send his toesers East this summer for a series of gamee with the Great Lakes and Atlantic Fleet teams. Herrmann Booms Newspaperman to Take His Place IIICAGO. Feb. 11. A dark horse was projected into the race for chairman of the National " Baseball Commission shortly betore the mag-nates of all leagues went into Joint session this afternoon. He is Harvey Woodruff, sporting editor of the "Chicago Tribune," and nis mends are proposing him as a compromise candidate. Garry Herr mann, retiring chairman, announced his support for Woodruff, declaring ao one could be more fitted for the post than a newspaperman. 1 The Eastern clubs are supporting "Bill" Edwards of New York and State Senator Walker, also of New York, while several of the Western teams favor Judge Kenesaw M. Lan dls of Chicago. A fifth candidate is Bob Young of Washington, D. C, but his prospects apparently were not being seriously considered. S.F.00LF CLUB PLANS COUNCIL CUP TOURNEY Stellar Links Event to Start at Ingleside on Saturday, . February 2K . By "BOBS." THE San Francisco Golf and Country Club has scheduled its council uup competition ior ine Washington Birthday week-end. This event, which is the most important tournament on th club calendar year has not been held s OTrauatn r 9 r v e y s if r, 1-9 m H '--if1. h.'VWVS''MWAWAVM ' n-y Commerce Quintets Trim Lick Twice The 'High School of Commerce won two basketball games from Lick-Wilmerding High in the S. F. A, L. series played yesterday at the Coliseum. The Commerce unlimited five defeated the Lick unlimited team, 27 to i, and the 145 lb. team won by a score of 28 to 6. A large crowd saw both games. Presidio Tossers Subdue Mare Island The Presidio baseball nine 'yesterday won an exciting game from the Mare Island aggregation by a score of 6 to 3. The sailors had the edge till the sixth inning, when the dough, boys gathered four tallies. A return game will be played next Sunday afternoon at Mare Island. Johnny Coulon Sails For France Saturday CHICAGO, Feb. 11. Johnny Coulon, former bantamweight champion, matched to box twelve rounds with Charles Ledoux in Paris March 3, left for New York today. He will sail Saturday, If Coulon defeats Ledoux he will remain in France until Jimmy W llde -returns to England. Wilde Gets Another Match in New Jersey NEW YORK. Feb. 11. Jimmy Wilde, the English flyweight cham pion, arrived here from Milwaukee tonight. He has been matched to meet Mickey Russell, a local bantamweight, in an eight-round bout at Jersey City on Wednesday night. February 18. 1 America's Cup Races To Start on July 15 LONDON, Feb. 11. The first race for the America's cup in the international regatta between Sir Thomas Lipton's challenging yacht Shamrock rv and the New York Yacht Club's unnamed "defender will be sailed Thursday, July 15, according to an announcement made here today by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, of which Sir Thomas is a member. Meehan Leaves for The East Saturday Willie Meehan is scheduled to leave for Newark, N. J., on Saturday morn ing, where he will meet Gene Tunney, the A. E. F. heavyweight champion, in an eight-round bout on March 4. Willie, if he wins the bout, will hop back to Portland and meet the winner of the Tommy Gibbons-Boy Mc Cormick bout for some time, but Chairman Edwin M, Eddy intends to provide more competition play . for the members of the club this year. The qualifying round will be played on Satur-day, February 21 over eighteen holes, and the lowest sixteen gross scorers will qualify for the match play rounds, which will be played on a Kcratch basis. Here U the schedule of the event arranged by the tournament committee: Saturday, February 21 Qualifying . round over eighteen holes, sixteen to qualify for elimination rounds. Sunday, February 22, a. m. First round, match play over eighteen holes, Afternoon Second round match play. Monday (general holiday), February 23 Semi-final of Council Cup. Sunday, February 29. Final round over thirty-six holes. $ "THE women golfers of the San Francisco, Menlo and Burllngame clubs will play their weekly medal play competition on the new Ingle-sido links today, and a big turnout is requested by the committee. Last week Miss Edith Chesebrough was the winner , with a low net of 85, which, under the Calkins system em-plqyed, cuts her allowance down two strokes. ' THE golfing bankers of the First" National and Federal Reserve Banks engage in a foursome bout this afternoon on the Municipal links. Several other banks have promised to enter the team match field In the near future and an inter-bank schedule will then be arranged. Graham, Putnam Will Inspect Seal Camps Manager Charley Graham and Secretary George Putnam of the Seals will leave tomorrow for a final inspection of the Seals' training quar-ters at Byron Springs and Stockton. . . . and with our Army Doctors cA fact: At the Medical Officers' Train-ing Camp, Fort Riley, Kansas, last year, the largest-selling cigarette among these thousands of doctors and surgeons from all parts of the United States.waa Fatima. FATIMA. A Sensible Cgarette ' "Just enough Turkish" fir 20 for 25 cents Following ij the sUndinir of tem in th Bank-era' iMgua at the California Bcmling Aeartein.T : Woo. Lout. Pet. An-lP ...11 4 7.-S3 744 Srin Tnioa 13 5 7J1 V"Z Well Frgo 10 5 fit,7 727 F'flml .10 9 Wi7 713 San FTDHri Fetinfn 4irt 715 AireriHa Ntional 7 Ml 3 711 Bnk at C!ifon)i 4 11 i7 . Crocker , 2 13 133 6U5 T!i Iradimt ipdiidii"l t e; l TUriHl, Anglo. Kuweit. Am. Nat. .1W M Milln. Am. Nat.liVt Thomcii. Anglo. . .11 Tmwsrwge. fpMu.i": ' aim. Wflis rargo.i..f Bank of Italy Beats Federal Basketeers The basketball team of the Bank of Italy scored a 32 to 24 victory over the Federal Reserve five on the latter's court last night. The game was nip and tuck till the finish and was witnessed by a large crowd. Bill Tate Sighs to Box Gunboatf Smith "Gunboat" Smith and Bill Tate were yesterday signed by Promoter Tommy Simpson to box the main event at the Oakland Auditorium on the night of "February 18. Tate will arrive in Oakland next Saturday. Purdue. 51; Northwestern, 16. lAFATETTIi flnU.l. rb. 1. fnrrtnt Vimt Seiitim L"nion.l1 fttW. !im.l-rl I Northwrntrrn Vre tonifM in a teate-a T . i..u 1ft, U.. 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