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Crowd of 150,000 People Will Witness
Battle For Chainpionsbip
A1, Soldiers' Field
By Alan J. Gould
CHICAGO, Sept. 21.-With its last
legal barriers cleared today and the
city swarming with the greatest fight
crowd of all time, the Dempsey-Tun-
ney battle of dollars, open letters, and
mixed opinions moved toward a cli-
max of actual fistic combat tomorrow
night -in Soldiery' Field spectacular
Subject of more debate than any
two other gladiators in all ring his-
tory, Gene Tunney and Jack Demp-
sey will meet in their return battle
for the heavyweight championship of
the world before a colorful crowd that
is expected to shatter all records by
numbering close to 150,000 and con-
tributing to a gate of probably $2,-
So far as a strange contrast of pre-
battle speculations go, Dempsey will
climb into the ring a probable fa-
vorite in the betting as well as with
the' support of popular sentiment, but
Tunney will be the choice of the as-
sembled army of experts.
Sharp Conflict of Opinion.
There are powerful under-currents
and cross-currents of suspicion and
doubt, always a forerunner of big
heavyweight fights but more pro-
nounced here than ever before. ThereI

Dempsey OrTunney
Bound To Shatter



are more than hard hit. while Nichol-
son. a prominent guard is nursing a
black swollen eye as a result of his
accident in Tuesday's scrimmage.

Precedent Tonight
Will the old rule prevail tonight I
when' Gene Tunney, heavyweight
champion of the world, and Jack
Dempsey, former titleholder, enter the
ring to engage each other at Soldiers'
Field, Chicago? That seems to be the
universal question of the hour in the I
world of sport and athletics.
Will Jack Dempsey, whom various
writers have alternately designated as
the Manassa Mauler and the Tiger but
who proved to be a docile mouse at
the pawing of Tunney last September,
shatter age-old fight tradition and de-
feat the champion to regain the
heavyweight crown that was his for
seven years before Tunney won it
from him? Will Gene Tunney ac-
complish a feat that has been attain-
ed only once before in ring history'
by defeating again the opponent from
whom he won the title? These are
questions which sport fans are as_
concernedabout these days as their Gee Tumicy
Geefood or rest.Gn 1 n)a
With the psychological factor, that Holder of the heavyweight boxingj
no champion who was dethroned once title of the world who will meet Jack
ever regained the title later, against Dempsey, former title holder, in the
Dempsey, Tunney rules as favorite in championship bout tonight at Soldiers
the "battle of the century" in Chi- Field, Chicago, before the largest
cago's spacious stadium on the shores crowd of fight fans ever to assemble
of Lake Michigan. Dempsey's great for a boxing match.
popularity, however, may bring the Both men completed their long
odds nearly even, training schedules several days ago
Tunney's task seems to be as dif- and have been pronounced in excellent
ficult as that of Dempsey. Jim Jeff- physical condition for the title bout.
ries was the only man in pugilistic Each appears to be confident of vic-
history to defeat the man from whom tory, Dempsey predicting a comeback
he wrested the title in a return battle, and Tunney the retention of the hon-
and Gene will be striving to emulate ozs he won a year ago.
the great Jeffries when he steps in~~
the ring tonight. I 1n iPT,11 1P1 7 I

Fundamentals and particular de-
partments of play received 1he atten-
tion of the coaches in yesterdas
regular grid drill after Tuesday's
scrimmage. Another scrimmage is
scheduled for today, and then after
a lull of a day two full selected
elevens will line up in a: regulatioai
(practice game Saturday alternonu on,
the historic Ferry field gridiron.
As kicking had come in for its
special work a few days ago, so
the passing game received special
attention yesterday. No attempt
was iwade, however, to assemble
the maen in teams.
In one group the ends aiid 1acks
worked, while the linemen werei n a
separate group. The backfield ad
ends- mixed in general blocking pri -'
tire, though they devoted the grcatcr
part of the offensive work.
F o r m a ti o n s, blocking. and
charging formed the greater part
of the work for the linemen, de.
fenise against passes being stress.-
ed fully as nmuch as thle offensive
side of play. Freshman backs
were used as opposition.

WIh Thtisted not in the best of
shape because of a weak ankle,
Boi-ard, Schoenfeld, and Schanz,
the ioii .'r promising centers, also
.ioined the semi-crippled list. Bov-
ard wrenched a knee slightly
Truesday while Schoenfeld and
Schantz are without full use of
their hands.
The most distressing part of the
ailments of Puckelwartz, Hoffman,
Mhiller, Greenwald and Whittle is that
they are all candidates for the im-.
portant and still vacant quarterbackl
post. Their inability to engage in
active scrimmage leaves only Dom-
hoff, and Geistert among the signal
it is hoped tihat all of the
cripples will be in condition to
serinmage at Saturday's regular
game, however.
II. E. V.

Ruth Knocks 55th.
Home Run; Pirates'
Win FromBrooklyn
Courtesy prevailed in the already
cut-and-dried American league base-
ball race yesterday when the Yan-
kees dropped a game to the Detroit
I 'igers 6-1, giving Moriarity's team a
record of six straight wins. In the
ninth inning the Tigers did their part
of the courtesy act and Babe Ruth
smashed his 55th homer of the yearE
for the Yankees' only score of thef
game. This brings the Bambino with-
in four of his 1921 world record of 59
circuit blows with seven games left
to play.
The St. Louis Browns, securely en-
trenched in seventh place, were
soundly beaten by Washington, 10-0 in
an eight inning game, which leaves
the Senators still in a tie with De-
troit for third place. Connie Mack's
Athletics, with second place assured
them, lost to Cleveland, 6-5, in an-
other game that meant little or noth-
ing in the race.
Pittsburgh won the only game in
the National league from Brooklyn by
a 4-2 score to lengthen her lead over
the Cardinals and Giants, who are
deadlocked for second place. With 12
games left to play and a margin of
three and a half games, the Pirates
sem almost certain winners over the
Cards and Giants who have 10 games
left to play.
I I, Irx T
Students wishing to try out
I for the Varsity or freshman
I swimming teams are asked to
i meet at 4:30 o'clock Monday

More than 12,000 students competed
in the intramural tournament last
year which was won by Theta Chi
with 1,163 points, in one of the closest
intramural races in Michigan's his-
tory. Sigma Alpha Mu finished sec-
ond in the race, scoring 1,129 points,
while Beta Theta Pi finished third
with a total of 1,012.
The individual winners in each
event follow: speedball, Delta Sigma
Phi; cross-country, Phi Kappa;
basketball (Class A), Phi Gamma
Delta; basketball (Class B), Theta
Xi; indoor track, Theta Chi; wrest-
ling, Phi Beta Delta; handball, Phi
Beta Delta; swimming, Beta Theta
Pi; dual swimming, Beta Theta Pi;
water polo, Sigma Alha Mu; bowling,
Delta Alpha Epsilon; indoor relay,
Phi Kappa Sigma; volley ball, Kappa
Nu; foul throwing, Theta Chi; play-
ground ball, Sigma Alpha Mu; tennis,
Phi Sigma Kappa; horseshoes, Phi
Kappa Tau.
Big League Results

American League

A long signal drill, sorely needed .
as Tuesday's scrimmage indicated, By way of diversion and practice{
also found a place on the program. Coach Mather sent half a dozen of his
Several fundamental plays have beer. freshmen backfield men to work-out
given out, both for the passing and against the varsity line-men yester-
running game, and indications are day.
that the Wolverine game this season Today Coach Mather will issue
will be much more rounded than it shoulder-pads and put his yearling
has been for the past several seasons squad through their first strenuous
when Friedman's right arm has dom- practice. Although the first year men
inated Michigan play. 1have only had two days of working

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Facts On The Bout
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FornLte Kockyou
For Late Knockout
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are sharp conflicts of opinion every-b
where but the general propect is that (By out, he feels, probably will be in one
on its merits the fight will be closely CHe eAGbwsciatei Press)nfone
and sensationally between a resource- CHICAGO, Sept -21- Salient facts eighth last three rounds, from the
ful champion fully confident of him- o the Dempsey-unney pugilistic Gene will enterthe ring pledged
self, and a reckless, punch-throwing spectacle tosght to no definite plan of milling, how-
challenger substantially improved over Principals---ames Joseph (Gene)
his dismal form af last September. Of N ,Myplan of battle depends entirely
Tunney's supporters insist that. the defending heavyweight champion; "My wlan oebpsty des entire
fighting machine that all but crushed iam Harrison (Jack) Dempsey ofights and the pportunities fate
the slugging Dempsey a year ago in of Los Angeles, 32 years old, champion t s an m th o ris fay
the rain at Philadelphia is equipped from 1919 to 1926 and now the chal- thros in my path," he said. I may
mill him with a right smnash to the
to repeat, probably in. more decisive lenger. trw
fashion.a, Dempsey's backerss ed the Place-Soldier Field, on Chicago's -chin in the first seconds of fighting
old Manassa Mauler as once more lakefront. yeas I did last September. If that hap-
the aggressive, battering plunger; as Time-Approximately 9:30 p. m. tpens Dempsey cannot avoid a knock-
the battler that knocked out Willard, Eastern standard time.I
Carpentier, Firpo, and Sharkey, ag- Preliminary bouts start at 8:15 p. m. WISCONSIN-Instruction in jou-
gressive, if not quite as fast as of yore Match-Ten rounds to a decision by
but far from the floundering figure of two judges, the referee to cast a de- nalism is given in 193 colleges and
1926. ciding ballot in case the judges dis- universities of the United States.
Outstrips Previous Battles agree. Identity of officials are not re-
In its attraction of world wide in- vealed until just before fight. SWL1lN(G CLASSESI
terest, in the fierce and bitter char- Estimated receipts-$2,750,000; sell- I
acter of the preliminary debate, in the pacity, 170.950. Children's swimming classes
size of the stake involved-$1,450,000 Estimated receipts-2,750,000; sell- will begin at 8:30 o'clock Sat-
for the two fighters-as well as the out would mean $3,200,000.-j urday morning in the Union pool.
multitude of the promotion enter- Tunney's share-Flat guarantee of Advanced faculty swimmingi
prises, the second chapter of the $1,000,000. classes will be held on Mondays
Dempsey-Tunney feud far outstrips Dempsey's share-Flat guarantee of and Fridays, while the begin-
any sport event in history. So-called $450,000. ners class will be held on Wed-
"battles of the century" within the Price of tickets-$5 to $40. nesday, begipning next week. I
past few years pale by comparison Promoters-George L. (Tex) Rick- Coach Matt Mann.
with the proportion of this unpre- ard, of New York and George F. Getz
cedenated struggle for gold and ring of Chicago.
glory. Probable weights - Tunney, 191;
It will take Tunney, the soldier, Dempsey, 196. CHEERLEADING SQUAD
masterful boxer and champion, Seconds-For Tunney, Billy Gibson,I
against Dempsey, the plunging, per-' Jimmy Bronson and Lou Fink; for All members of the cheer-
sonally magnetic fighter, badly beaten Dempsey,Leo P. Flynn, Billy Duffy, leaders' squad and any second
a year ago by his handsome foe, but Jerry Luvadis and Gus Wilson. semester freshmen or sopho-
now primed for the big act of the Radio-56 stations in National mores who wish to try out are
most sensational comeback drama the Broadcasting Company's country-wide requested to report to me at 5
boxing game has ever known, hookupF
Who will win? I o'clock this afternoon on Ferry
The answer for that question, eager-' WISCONSIN-Bascom theatre, in field. Paul W. Endriss, j
ly sought and discussed everywhere the new wing of Bascom hall at the Cheerleader .
by millions, debated at the cross road state university, is said to be the finest
as well as on Michigan avenue, Broad- college playhouse in the middle west.
way and the Rue De La Paix, will be
known between 9:30 and 10:30 p m. " -- .."...""""""".
tomorrow night (Chicago daylight-
time) when the 10 round champion- E DISTINCTIVE FOOTWEAR
ship match to a decision will hold the
little square of limelight amid a cheer-
ing mass of fandom.
Experts Favor Tunney
To the expert, summing up rival
pros and cons, it appears that Tunney>
has a decided edge in speed, boxing
ability, as well as three years in age
and the confidence that comes to a
champion. -Dempsey on the other
hand is conceded the more dangerous {
punch, a more aggressive attack and a
flaming spirit of combat that is will-
ing to risk everything. Tunney is
cool, cautious and crafty; Dempsey,
fiery and willing to take a barrage of
blows in order to land his own punch. New Fall Styles and ExcluSn~e Patterns i
In gameness and stamina they seem
well matched. women's shoes. All of our women's shoes have
If Dempsey's punching power can
break through Tunney's clever de- - the special hand-turned soles Sizes AAA to C
fense, the old Mauler may blast hisj
way back to the championship some- 1

.in fact it looks as if tle run-
"ing attaek will play even a bigger
part than paussinig unless soni ex-
cellent I"ss" r is uncovered or (e-
veloped. Michigan's supply of
running backs seems as abundant
as anyone mmight ask. -
Minor injuries, none of them par-
ticularly serious, are serving to hind-
er scrimmage and intelligent selec-
tion of men for Positions at present.
The quarterback and center ranks

out they appear to be in. first rate
Geology field trips made an inroadI
on the number of candidates yester-
day, only 58 men reporting on the
field gridiron. However Coach Mather
reports that 62 additional men have
been issued uniforms.
WISCONSIN-High scholarship of
freshment students at the University
of Wisconsin is rewardedl by member-I
ship in an honorary society, Phi Eta

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