Shamokin News-Dispatch from Shamokin, Pennsylvania on March 9, 1927 · Page 6
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I SHAMOKIN DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9,v 1927. PAGE SIX bSS55bSSu I WMrllnfl -Ttaroingb The Seatan : Of Sports Wffia Everts Baseball Boxing J OHNNY MIL SOX OUTFIELDER TRIES SUICIDE One of Greatest Fly-Hawks in the Game is Found in Hotel at Training Camp With Knife and Ra2or Slashes Covering Body By Harold Johnson SHREVEPORT, La.., March 9 -Johnny' Mostil, one of baseball's greatest fly ball hawks, today lies at the point of death, following what is believed to have been an attempt at suicide in the White Sox camp at the Youree hotel here. There were five knife wounds in his left breast in the heart region, a razor slice in his neck, razor cuts in both legs and his left arm nearly severed when he -as found in the apartment of Fat Prunty late yesterday. . . There seems to be no argument Lut that Johnny tried to destroy himself. He arrived Monday morning from Chicago in company with Bill Barrett and his perpetual rooter, Prunty. Johnny was disinclined to exert himself in the initial workout and confined his training to a few jogs about the outfield. xesteraay u rained and there was no practice session. At 3:45 p. m. Johnny chat-ted gaily with the writer in the no' tel lobby. He then retired to the room reserved for Prunty, who had gone to play cards with friends in a nearby apartment. Prunty later aid: "When I left room 382 Johnny was lying asleep in my bed . I left the key in my door on the outside as I departed and was gene possibly two hours. About 5:30 I returned, i experienced difficulty In gaining admission to my apartment. The key had been removed from the outer side of the door whiclj had been locked inside. "I was compelled to summon a bell boy with a master key. Finally we opened the door. I entered my room and changed a shirt and then started for the bath room. I had trouble in opening the door, however. Something jammed. A moment later I t'.iscovered pools of blood on the tile floor of the bath room. "Thrusting open tho door, I wis horrified to find Mostil lying on tho floor, blood gushing from a number of wounds. I ran screaming into the hall and finally attracted the attention of Manager Ray Schalk, Bill Barrett and "Willie Kamm." A nearl handled knife, which was found on the vlate glass rest in tho - bath room, waa bloodstained to tho i.-Jiilt. This instrument had been 1 " driven five times In the heart region. A safety razor blade had been used for the purpose of slicing his neck on the right side, under the ear, also both his left and right legs, while his left band had almost been severed. Little time was lost in removing Johnny, who then seemed half dead, to the Schumpert sanitarium, where he was attended by the be:t surgi cal experts and four nurses. Practically all hope for his recovery has been abandoned, although physicians say he has a fighting chance to live. Mostil's desire along this line may have much to do with the verdict, it was said. Early today he experienced lucid intervals during which he recognized those a-round him. Once to Manager Rav Schalk he said: "Oh! Ray this is terrible." For twenty-six days prior to his arrival in Shreveport Mostil had been an inmate of Mercy hospital, Chicago, undergoing treatment for an infected jaw. When he reported he was feeling none too strong and he early preliminary work here was of a mild character. Johnny, however, appeared in good spirits when he retired to Prunty's apartment for a sleep. ST. EDWARD'S EIGHTH GRADE DOWNS McKINLEY On Monday evening the fast trav eling eighth grade team ol fct. t,d-r-ard's school took the measure of the McKinley five by the score of 55-8, making it eight straight victories for the Saints. Kappen and Higgins were the big guns, each having twelve points. Kelsar followed with nine points. Kelly, a snappy guard, came third with eight points to his credit. Rei- land was fourth and was followed by Purcell. Haggerty and iloth each dropped a basket. For the McKinley five, Michael was the star with five points. The lineup and score: ST. EDWARD'S G. F. T'l Kappen, F 6 0 12 Higginr., F 4 4 12 Reiland, C. 3 0 6 Kelsar, G 4 1 9 Kelly, G 4 0 8 Purcell, F 2 0 4 Haprjerty, F 1 0 2 Roth, G 1 0 2 Gribbon, C 0 0 0 Totals 25 McKINLEY G. McClain, F O 55 T'l I 0 Michael, F. 0 5 5 CasUtter, C 0 2 2 Carrenter, G 0 0 0 Shade, G 0 1 1 Totals 0 8 8 The Saints would like to meet the Lincoln school for the championship .l Shamokin. The Lincoln boys have won the cup for the public schools, whil" the St Edward's lads 1 re defeat1 every parochial team. If a game is arranged, it will be a "?ry contest. MOTION PICTURE IDOL Johnny Mack Brown, the Alabama halfback, who scored the two winning touchdowns in the game with Washington, has signed flve-yesr contract with the Metro-Goldwyn-May-er motion picture people. . Brown has not been spoiled with printed praise and does not realize how good he la. With football's rapidly growing popularity, some star, who has the all-around ability, is going to carte name for himself on the screen. Grange had hi chance, now comes Brown's. GREYHOUNDS ANNEX EMI CONTEST . 20-1 7i Local School Boy Dribblers Emerge Victorious in Final Minutes of Fray Played at Riverside Last Evening The Shamokfn Greyhounds Journeyed to Milton last evening where they met and defeated Milton high school by the score of 20 to 17. The game proved to be one of the best daved on the Milton court and wai viewed by a crowd of several hundred rooters. The first half was keenly .fought from begininng to end but the Greyhounds came out on the short end of the score of 11-7 at the end of the period. In the second half Edwards substituted for Oates, who was removed from the game due to an in jured shoulder, but later returned to the court to rally the boys in the last few exciting minutes. The Greyhounds were trailing along with a four-point disadvantage but rallied with two fouls by Farrow, who substituted for Yowim, and a field goal by Runkle which tied the score. It was at this point that Williams broke throush for a goal and a foul, clinching the game .for the Greyhounds. Mover Droved to be the outstand ing star for the Milton aggregation. SHAMOKIN G. F. 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 F. 2 0 '1 0 2 T1 0 12 0 2 2 4 0 20 T1 Oates. F 0 Williams, F 5 Edwards, F. ..... 0 Yocum, C. 1 Farrow, C. 0 Runkle, G 2 Rodenberger, G. ...... 0 Totals 8 MILTON G. 3 2 1 0 0 6 Moyer, F. . Grepg, F. Boyle, C. -. Mussina. G. Ranck, G. . 8 4 3 0 2 Totals 5 17 Referee. Slaybaugh: scorer, Smelt zer, Yale; timekeeper, Martz, Penn posilriraw T F ...J Tr . n.l.- Excellent Scores in City Bowling League Match After losing eight matches comprising twenty-four games, the Postoffice quintet broke into the winning column by taking two out of three games In a City Bowling league match with the Mohawks last evening. Sterner with 576 pins and Kase-man's score of 634 pins were the shining lights of the match. The scores: POSTOFFICE Blind 123 118 140383 Sterner 220 140 216 57R Kaseman 180 135 219534 Yost 135 148 163 44G Deibler 125 149 108393 Totals 796 690 846 2332 MOHAWKS John Paul 127 185 162471 Chiloboskie 140 145 140425 C. Paul 125 120 195440 Taylor 127 195 151473 Freeman 135 118 142 39j Totals 654 763 790 2207 THE SCHEDULE Tonight No game. . Thursday News vs. Metropolitans. Friday Night Hawks vs. Edge-wood at 6:30; Dispatch vs. Elks at 8:30. LEAGUE STANDING FROM MILTON KINS WOG 1 ROM IHiKS W. L. Pet Edgewood 21 3 .875 Metropolitans .. ..21 3 .875 Americanus 19 8 .703 Night Hawks ....13 11 .542 Elks 13 11 .542 News 11 10 .524 Mohawks 9 18 .333 Dispatch 7 17 .292 West Shamokin ..7 17 .292 Postoffice 2 25 .071 SIMONICH IN GOOD SHAPE FOR LATZO CHICAGO, March 9 Joe Simon-ich of Butte, Mont., announced today he had reached the peak of condition in his training grind for Pet-. Latzo, welterweight champ, whom he meets here tomorrow night Simonich has created a favorable impression here. The betting gentry rates him an even chance to win. COLIEGIAT E .GOES TO TIGER CAMP ; ft ' J y 1 c - t if 4 Now it is Rickey wh him. Morii who is now.c ARIZONA COWBOY LOOMS AS A POTENT CONTENDER FOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE Billy Alger Who Chased Steers All Over the State of Arizona Will Fight Sid Ter-ris at an Early Date Another western "wild cat" is a-bout to spring his stuff for the eastern fight fans. This time it's one of the Arizona genius. He's Billy Alger, matched to meet Sid Terris at an early date in New York. Billy claims no relationship to the literary Horatio Alger, but he's a strenuous, outstanding example of the success of the "work and win" theory expounded by Horatio in his books dad used to love in his boyhood days. Westerners will bet their saddles that Billy will get over the clever Mr. Terris. Easterners see the result the other way. But win or lose, the "Arizona Wildcat," also known as "The Raw Meater," is certain to ring up a bunch of recognition with that aggressiveness that has made him the west's busiest ringman, and kept him coming along when many another leather tosser would have hung up the mitts and returned to truck driving. Alger is rated a pleasing top-notcher in the west, taking on lightweights, junior welters, welterweights and even miduleweights. Also he's lining his poke with money to buy up ranch property in Arizona. But it was not until he established a world's record for fighting fifty fights in fifty consecutive weeks most of them over the ten-round distance that he got his recognition. The World war lured Alger from punching cattle and running Mexican bandits off his father's Arizona range. He was under ege, but he got into the fighting sufficiently to pick; up a couple of wounds. Ani fighting still appealed to him, so he worked quite a ways up as a flyweight in the interallied tournaments. A few months at home tired Alger of singing to the cattle and acting as night wrangler in the open spaces, and he returned to boxinir. He battled in the southern states as a bantam, feather and lightweight. Then he swung into California as a welterweight during the four-round days. But the four-round game was not Bill's. He's a slow sweater, and it is not until he's gone a-bout four rounds that he hits his pace. Promoters began to use him in smaller spots on their programs. With the coming of the ten-round game in 1925, his manager demanded full distance fights. The San Francisco clubs wouldn't consider him. Then Billy started on his record-breaking string of fights. The state law provides a man can only fight a ten-round battle once a week; otherwise, Alger might have fought more. He'd scrap one night, rest the next two days, work two days in the gym and fight again fighting himself into shape a la Harry Greb. The smaller towns liked his style and aggressiveness, and he was kept as busy as the law would allow. His stopping of Ruby Goldstein in five rounds caught the eye of eastern promoters. Then, when he won twice over Young Harry Wills, hard-hitting negro sensation, he was called back to meet Terris, and there seems plenty of other work there for him and plenty waiting when he gets back. He's a mixture of Irish, Scotch and Indian, the son of Tom Alger of Arizona, one of the last of the west's old two gun sheriffs. And he can ride and rope with the best of them. too. Tab this "Wildcat." Win or lose, ! he's a strenuous gamester. TO ROLL MATCH AT SUNBURY TONIGHT The News representatives of the City Bowling league will roll n match game with the Temple club at Sunbury this evening. I V1 - I U L Mr. if t ss. 7 t's turn to grab off a star as did Branch snaked Taylor Dauthit to make a star of ok on a collegicte pitcher, Jack Noumjan, ' wjij to th? Tiger ivory camp.; , 250 COLLEGES ENTER 0, OF P. Track Stars From Every Sec HrtT, nf v,a Tm, w.mi r i j. oo j , Compete at 6ira Annual Annual Meet to be Held April 29 r and 30 Over 250 colleges and schools have entered'the'thirtythird annual University of Pennsylvania relay carnival on April 29 and 30 on Franklin Field, Philadelphia, according to an announcement by H. Jamison Swarts, director of the carnival. Svvaits has already announced the acceptance of an invitation by Lord Burghley of Cambridge university to bring over a team. The English collegians will participate on both days. On the first day they will be entered in two relay events and on both days will participate in the special events. Lord Burghley kill defend his 400-meter hurdle tltte which he won in 1923. The shuttle hurdle relay which ..wo am., j .tL aui cue liiab biill will have the Britons among the entrants. A recent letter from Burghley stated that the team would arrive in Philadelphia on April 25 and would conclude it3 training on Franklin Field. For the first time in many years the United States military academy will havs a team entered in one of the relay races. As yet the army authorities have not indicated in what race they will participate. Considerable interest has been aroused in the sprint championship series in which the best sprinters in America will participate. Invitation.' were sent out to the cream of America's sprinters and to date Hank Russell, former Cornell star, and Jackson Scholz have accepted. Roland Locke, sensational Ne-braskan, who established several marks last season, has conditionally accepted an invitation. Locke, at the present time, is recuperating from a severe attack of tonsilitis. He will start active preparation for his outdoor campaign as soon as physicians pronounce his condition satisfactory. Should he reach his usual good form, Locke will run against the other contenders. No word has been received from Charley Paddock, the sprint marvel of the coast, but friends in the east are of the opinion that he will welcome the opportunity to meet Russell, Locke and Scholr. With the carnival almost two months off, the entry list sets a new record. Last year 473 colleges and schools were listed for competition. This number should be surpassed by almost a hundred, judging by the prompt response to invitations. TUNNEY PLEASED DEMPSEY WILL RETURN TO THE RING SAN FRANCISCO, March 9 Gene Tunney, heavyweight cham pion, today expressed delight when informed of reports that Jack Dempsey, ex-champ, would return to the ring to figb any contender, if necessary, in order to secure a return battle for the title. Tunney declared that he thought Dempsey was his most dangerous rival and that he would be glad to meet him, or anyone else, in a tith fight. RELAY CARNIVAL SAINT EDWARD'S CANCEL THEIR SHAMOKIN Manager Irlck Claims That Seinta Hav No Grounde to Call Off Fray Scheduled to be Played Thursday Evening Linked with Intrigue and mystery, the cage battlers of the St. Edward's Shamrocks and the Shamokin In dians are again at odds over another controversy that promises to complicate matters in the selection of tho championship combination of the The latest ny In the ointment In weir regular line-up just to sno th relationship between the rivsLthat they could run away with the aggregation became manifest yester- Saints. Yost and Haas, forwards day when it was announced that the I Marhefka, centre; and Dries and contest which was scheduled to take j Edwards, guards, formed the eggra-place between the two factions at the tf&tion at the start of the battle and Edgewood Park pavilion Thursday j were taken out when they had rolled evfliing had been cancelled by the UP a 35-10 tally against the Sham-Saint's. rocks. The Saints knew in their own According to the ultimatum issued heart and soul that they had no by Manager Irlck of the Indians there was no cause for the action and the Redskin tribe and their sup, porters take It as an acknowledge ment that the Shamrocks admit de feat prior to the actual outcome of the contest. Whatever the cause mav be or no mitter how it may appear to the laymen here are the facts as pre- j Considered in the rating for tho sented by Manager Irick to sustain community championship but on the hit side of the argument: other hand, Manager Irick retaliates "St. Edward's Shamrocks, after ; with the assumption that there is no being defeated by the Shamokin In-jleapue ruling governing the teams dians on their own floor last Tues-'snU that the Shamrocks were de-day evening by the score of 46-19, feated by the Indians' regular line-turn out to be fine sports by can- up." BE BIG HELP TO DETROIT TIGER High Class Infield Play of Former Brownie Has Been Feature of Bengals' Spring Training Period SAN ANTONIO, Tex. A change of ball clubs has evidently had an exhilerating effect upon Marty Mc- id r V t" "' the Detroit Tigers He is dispkyu.g that rare of willingness and enthusiasm , , brand of willingness in the ?rTTl grird ?uch n n nvfonf tViaf n a nasi talfofaiir noan on ovtant Thar no na n ro&nv nppn extent that he has already been' ised to slow up in his efforts to eliminate the possibility of going stale after the first half of the Am- erican league race. Th t,ii. .1... iM( nr.;.. riow f k -m,. T!rnwni. ia nnn of the outstanding features of the the wire twice m succession, but in Tigtrs spring activities. al1 it augurs a process of re- Coach Lefty Leifteld, who was in-building, timate with McManus, during thei The first danger warns the man-regime of Lee Fohl at St. Louis, had ager that a few cogs of the mach-the following to say about the new ine are badly worn, and he knows Tiger infielder today: (that the punch will be missin? the "I have never seen McManus get over the ground any faster than he tag staff displays signs of lost has done in the past few days. His power, and it is likely that a man-throwing, particularly, is a revela-'ager may discover this while he is tion to me. "1 never thnuorht hp could fthont the ball around the diamond with the speed he has revealed here. "Under the circumstances, I would ' iikb id eee 4nan.y save some oi nis0Dj,?ei t0 put up ucu iui tuts eiieiiuuun monina Oi JU ly, August and September, and round out the season with the top speed that everyone is predicting for him." McManus, himself, has perfect con fidence in his ability to make good. "Perhaps the change of clubs has n An it if n rr.,A McManus, "because I feel like I starting all over tgaln, and could be ready if the bell was to ring in 10 days "As much as I regret leaving the Browns, I realize it is all part of the game. In Tavener, I shall have one of the cleverest and fastest short stops to team up with, and I want to gear myself to his particular style of play before the season be- gins. "Tavener makes most of his dou ble play throws in over-handed fashion, while Gcrber, my partner, adhered to the side arm and scoop style in starting the double killing, "Best of all," concluded McManus, "is the fact that I have never felt better since I started nlaying cro- fessional ball, and I am eager to hook up with Tavener in order to map out our plans for the various plays that pop up around the keystone territory." The entire Detroit team Is glad to have McManus as a fellow member because they figure he has beaten them single handed to the extent of five or six games every summer, by virtue of his clouting proclivities. If ease of mind, endurance and aggressiveness indicate the proper spirit, everyone in camp believes that McManus is set lor tne Dest season of his career. RISKO LOOKS IMPRESSIVE IN KAYOING HUFFMAN NEW YORK, March 9 The husky form of Johnny Risko, slugging Cleveland baker, loomed considerably larger on the heavyweight horizon today as a result of his knockout victory over Sailor Eddie Huffman of California in the eighth round of a sensational bout here last night. Forcing the battle throughout and flashing a powerful left, Risko put on the best exhibition he ever has shown in this city. Johnny floored Huffman three times and finally nut him away with a terrific left. Huffman got in a few blows on his own account In the early rounds, but could not stave off Risko & relentless attack. SHAMROCKS CONTEST WITH INDIANS' QUINTET celling their tram a which was sohed uled to be played at the Edgewood pavinon mursday evening. As result of their action, the Indians are without ' game for that time and they do not wish to have anv thing further to do with the Shamrocks unless a satisfactory cause is given tor the cancellation. "The Indians entered the St. Ed ward's hall last Tuesday evening with Teddy Culton and Shap Snyder and then the fun began. "The Shamrocks stated that they would not clay the name if Culton nd Snyder started. Consequently. the Indians began the contest with chance for victory as they could not ' possibly overcome the lead which the Indians had obtained "At this stage of the game, the tribe placed an entire new team on the floor and used every man on the squad. "Manager Burke of the Shamrocks stated that this game could not bo SERIES OFMKS Past Records Prove That Winning Teams Must be Renovated After Copping Flag For Year or Two Here is an old saying slightly par- aphrased: "N'eedles " and pins, nedleg ,nd ping( when you wjn a pennant, your trouble begins." Par- adox that it may seem, the team tu.i. n USUa" ,et I Look back at the nennnnt winners . . . - X 1 .m LTi w ' the, p.ast' "d on Wl11 note . hat "w 01 .inem n8V wo" hree times in succession, because that is a rare exception. In the majomy oi cases a ciuo wins once, and many times it will come under lollowme year. Lsually, the pitch- winning or losing a world S series. Perhaps, his catcher, shortstop and an outfielder reach the ragged edge (4 1 1 SM(Vawvt A V M V. at the same time. If this is so, and the incoming crop of youngsters :fan to fill their places, the club is a last stage battle to finish in the first division. It seems logical that 25 athletes cannot keep on winning without showing the inevitable flaws that come with the grind. There is also ... ,;; Tu. fni With a winning team. The fol- another odd phase in connection M "V ie club asks for an increased salary, which, of course, is justified. In case the club does not again cop top honors, the wise club owner realizes that he has merely boosted his players' pay checks as a reward for winning the previous year. Clark Griffith once told me that the winning of a pennant meant at leaFt a 25 per cent, increase In players' salaries the succeeding season. COAL TOWNSHIP CAGERS TO PLAY AT FREELAND TONITE Coal township hijjh school basket-v.u u.m n.iii ni tv,. ct r-u-i,.i PENNANT IN USUALLY SUFFER A uou koiii i 1 1 uiav i Lit v:., uaut ici I sr. uaDrieis boasts or a strong combination and word from that place is to the effect that the town ship boys will be in for a drubbir.f, unless they display their best form LAST NIGHT'S FIGHTS NEW YORK Johnny Risko i: Cleveland knocked out Sailor Eddh Huffman of California in the eighth round. READING, Pa. Babe McCorgary of Oklahoma . won decision ovc Johnny Haystack of Binghamton, j N. Y., eight rounds. j ALLENTOWnI Pa . Johnny Leonard of Allentown and Joe Bus'i of Shenandoah drew, ten rounds. ' WILKES-BARRE, Pa. Jackie Britton of Wilkes-Barre won deci- i sion over Johnny Dunn of McKeeV Rock ten rounds. Joe Marine or New York and Johnny Martone of j Shamokin drew, six rounds. Enri: Savade of New York won from Mickey Doyle of Pittston in the second round. I Lincoln. Neb., won decision over Bert Colima, ten rounds. team of Freltend at the latter place ' f this evening. The Purple Demoni: have been hard at work under tho : ' watchful eye of Coach Fitzpatrick , ( and are in excellent shape for the ' I conflict. i IV Not Forgotten Iff ' " j Pi N Another Ail-American football star haa slipped out of the big: leagues to minor league obscurity. Ernie Vick, one of Michigan' greatest, haa been passed along by the world champion Cardinals for whom he waa second string catcher during the last two years. STILL ANXIOUS TO II TIE IS PROVE HIS WORTH A millicn-dollar gate wouldn't , , T . . be a bad guess for even a lightweight Aged Irishmen Claims That 0f his tvPe at present. Sharkey Would Never Have Tf Rijkard. who ean feel rto T-i j ui it r i t iu' public pule for a coH I2.00C.CCO Licked Him if False Teeth bouti fe,lt inspirati0n hn he flt Had Not Cut His Gum3 and matched Nelson, likewise Tex's fir-'. m . . j r- - ti i; money adventure. nausea excessive meeuinK As unpreuictea as it was master-lv. Michael Francis McTieue has taken it UDon himself to accent hi nrst aosoiute nirnt ana ruarameea defeat (through the hands of a rcfereeing officii). Michael is in doubt yet. Hi? boxing ability is questioned moreso than at any stage of his career. His shady career still shadows. Michael can lay: "I wasn't hurt; my mouth was bleeding. Why should the bout with Sharkey have been stopped? I mieht have knocked him out in the twelfth round." Who can answer Francis Mc-Tigue? Mike will always be a contender, always a fighter always he can answer. It had been humored that Mc-Tigue learned his game in taking a subsequent knockout from M. Chap- uciaiiw, a nun ucay vteigiil fruui Canada, which was evident, but un-lasting. He was boisterous in his radiated learning when cross-mitting with tho wrestler, Berlenbach. His experience with Sharkey should be educationally complete. What Francis has leaned from Sharkey has no financial market now. Now - Michael Francis McTigue must slip Gene Tunney down on the street to prove his contending qualities. Ao A HI orison iVi ft Announce that our local office is now connected by a direct private telegraph wire with our New York Correspondent, Messrs. J. & W. Selig-man & Co., 54 Wall St., membsrs of the New York Stock Exchange. , Customers desiring to obtain telegraphic quotations at regular intervals throughout the day may receive this service, and executions of orders on the New York Stock Exchange are handled in accordance with the best Stock Exchange practice. T 1 r z I I I I I. Leavens, Smith & Leader Dime Trust uime 1 rusi JOHNNY 1ART0NE f BATTLES MARINO I ROUNDS TO DRAW Local Welterweight and New York Mauler Put up Snappy Eattle at Wllkes-Barre. Brltton Beata Dunn Wind-Up in WILKES-BAltRK. Ta., March O-Jackle Brltton, of Wllkes-Barre. to. day claims the bantamweight chxir. pionshlp of t'n! anthracite coal r? ffionx. and S It the right to roe it Bud Taylor or Tony Ctuiaonneri, tp notchers tit t heir weltrht. as th rt- suit of his slugging ten round vK tory here last n!ght over Johnnie Dunn, also of VVilkes-Barre. Brltton had Dunn on the verge of a knockout in the sixth round, the bell snvinu Dunn. Britton held tU tipper hand on his opponent over most of the ten round route. In the preliminaries, Joe Marino, of New York and Johnnie Martone, of Shamokin, fought six rounds to draw, and Enrick Savada, New Vork Filipino featherweight won on a foul from Mickey Doyle, Fittston left bander, in the second round. The F'ittston battler had the Fillpii) "out on his feet" for a time, but lost when he fouled Savada. AT E Lightweight Champ of Past Years Would Bring Million Dollar Gate if He Were Fighting Now What if Gans. 'Battling, Nelson, Sharkey or Hanlon would have lived in the present flay of high finance in the prite ring? "Battling" Nelson Is practically without a cent of change today. His fights were all of the most snectacn. What would Tpx nml Vplsnn. In M prime, do with the game todav? It is safe to wager the "Terrible Dane" could bring in a gate in proportion to heavyweight figures. So fsr as the records go, B?nnr Leonard has drawn the greatest amount of the Uehter classes. Hi battle with Lew Tendler brought re ceipts totaling $3fi7.852. That was in 1922. They could have made it an easy half million meeting today. A Lonnard-Gans meeting, with each fighting in his prime, would draw as much as Dempsey. Why doesn't boxing recognize Bud Taylor as the bantam weight cham. plon? Bud has been the champion, pro tern., for a long timealways fighting and winning. He would have sent the recent champion, Rosenberg, four ways to the wind had they gone through wiM their bout in Chicago. At present he has decisively iicufri Loaie Shfa, one of the toughest little fighters id the game. Not only is Bud a fine fighter, but he can meet and actually fight ir prize ring style for or in defense of his title. Therein lies the real champion, af ter all. We have others. A group of soldiers trained in overseas settlement work in England are being sent with tht'.- families te Western Australia. y-t-? ?: ?- ' V t t f t t ? ? ? ? t i Building, cuuaing, NELSON WOULD DRAW RECORD CROWDS EIGHTS TH 5 1

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