Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 284, Ed. 1 Monday, September 6, 1920 Page: 1 of 6
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)PULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
. APUATrRE OKLAHOMA MONDAY SEPTEMBER C 1920.
'HARDING WILL TRAIL BEHIND GOV. COX TO OKLAHOMA
Hotel Ardmore Is Handsome Structure
Modern Throughout' Perfect Sanitation
Valuable Asset To City's Commercial
And Social Statns; Formal Opening Soon
Dempsey and Miske Will FaceEach
Other in Big Fistic Contest This After-
noon; Champ Says he Has a Tough Nut to
Crack; Thinks he Can Hold Championshi p
The Real Sufferers From Bolshevik-Pole Hostilities
(By 1J. Kxohn)
I Massive in structure complete In
': kvory detail gorgeous in beauty and
"perfect in modernity is tho stamp
' 'that visitors who have had the op
'porumity of inspecting tho new Ard
(more Hotel havo placed upon that
structure. Sanitation without a flaw
rprevails throughout tho entire edifice.
lhe uullding is a monument to a
capable promoter the late John R.
x I Sharp and Is a valuable asset to 'the
commercial and social status of the
wity of Ardmore.
Citizens of Ardmore will be given
the opportunity to personally inspect
the "palace of surprises" in the near
future and there is no doubt but
that all who view it will take pride
in- the fact that Ardmore can boast
of a hotel such as this.
The "Coffee House" which .Man-
ager Clopton expects to throw open
for patronage by. the ICth of this
month is the most completely equip-
ped and serviceable eating: place in
tho southwest. The counter la ot
genuine marble. 4 feet high and sur-
rounded by stools highly polished
end ot excellent material and work-
manship. The service trays and
equipment (f the be":.
Kitchen is Modern '1 v";';iiit
The kUchpn contains t v 1 . modern
Invention to maintain lhe liiuliest de-
gree of sanitation. Vegetable peel-
ers egg boilers consomme vessels
if solid aluminum etc. An auto-
matic dishwashing machine doeH away
"with the use of less sanitary towels.
Coal gas and steam ranges are pro-
vided. The basement contains a huge lco
box with four compartments each
of which Is large enough to permit
tho entry of several people at the
same .time. Tho bake-shop Is up-to-date
In every respect. It has a stove
with a capacity of 200 loaves baking
at the same time; a steam tablo cabi-
net where tho Dread Is kept in a
fresh condition; a hugo dugh mixer
and everything else that goes to make
up a modern bakery.
Shower Baths for Cooks
Shower baths are provided In a
special room for the use of tho
Water to I!o Fillered
The enplno room contains a huge
filter through which 20000 gallons
A (jt water can run dally. Kvery drop
of water used in the hotel is filtered
before it reaches the various fixtures.
The water enters the filter direct
fr:m the city mains.
Three huse tanks each with a ca-
pacity of 5.000 barrels hold tho reserve
supp'y of water for tho hotel.
Tho ho'.el has Its own Incinerator
plnnt where all the refuse Is dis-
Another room In tho basement
which hns not as yet been fitted up
ls'culiablo for ui'e ns a billiard ha'l
or grille. No definite decision has as
yet been made by the hotel manage-
ment as to what use this room will
The barbershop In the basement
Is now furnished with the most mod-
ern fixtures available. In connection
with it will be a room containing
Another pleasing feature of the
hotel is tho "Roof Garden." This
will be fitted up very soon with white
enameled chairs and tables. The
roof Is divided Into thro distinct
flections. Two of them will lx used
as eat ins gardens and will accommo-
date 20 tables ea h. The third section
Is flocred with special tilincr. to per-
mit d'inclnir. A wonderful view of the
cltv Is prijentcd from the roof of
the hotel and this combined with
ll;i dwicimr and "cabaret" restaur-
ant and cooling breeze .Is hound to
make the roof" tho most sought
for place of recreation In the vicin-
ity. The top floor of tho hotel contains
two large samplo rooms for use of
traveling men. Here nlso are. the
divors leading to tho compartments
confaiulr wires and plumbing oil of
which are easily accessible In euso of
defect In either.
Th nu'xmnltii fl"or Is In keeping
With the high Htand.inl maintained In
tho rest of the building. nxpotislve
carpet and rugs rover tho tiled
fionrlng. ond comfortable furniture Is
harmoniously placed all nround the
One of tlie rues nn tho inorrazlno
floor Id no placed that It can I
onslly lemoved to permit dancing
i Two parlors ndjnin the meraiiilnc
v floor one of which will accommodate
V.') rtit nnJ the other 30. Pet-vlng
rooms adjoin the parlors.
The gliosis dining room will be fit-
i ted up with tho b"st fixtures nvnl!.
; able nnd expensive draperies will
idom tho wnl'.t and window
No ICxponso Snared
No expense has been tpnroj to
Lnmke Hotel Ardmore one of the finest
Jlti the country. Its furnishing are
of tho bet obtainable and. lis ncrrlcc
1s beyond compan.
r.rperlrnccl Man In harre
f C' '
' frnJL thi
Clopton. manager of tho hotel.
tho man wha Is miperintendlng
work on tho finishing touches of
;ihla fna a'meturp. has Md over
1 50 year erpcrtenoo In tho hotel busl-
' ities. Ho has manage! tho Termlnsl.
fl.etropo.ltrtn and Worth Hotels nt
Tort Wt.r'.h r.nd rv'Js n high plnco
In the esteem of his nssnelr.t-.
Mr. Clopton It nu a o'rnngrr In
' Ardmore for ho spent his boyhood
d.tys ns "buddy" of mrny of our
lending rltlzen. Theao men nrs
I Tory gratified to know that Mr.
Clopton has been engst-ed manager
.df tho hotel. end assert that under
' 1 his supervision tho Ardmore Hotel
TU1 be conducted along molt sticceFi-
' 'Jtil lm.
. ASHLEY CHAPPELL
THE METHODIST CHURCH
Dr. Ashley Chappcll jireached the
first sermon of the series of seven
sermons on "My Young Man" last
night at Broadway Methodist church
to a crowd that literally packed the
The first subject was "The Toung
Man Himself." Dr Chappell said
"Some one has said that life con-
tains three great sovereign life-verbs.
Tho first is "to have" and relates It-
self to the kingdom of ownership.
More men and women have learned
to conjugate this verb than any
other. Wo have run it through all
the modes and tenses till the world
is money mad. Tho second verb he
mentions Is 'do." This verb has to
do with life's accomplishments. Its
chief word Is service Jesus stood at
the height of His earthly manhood
when ho said: "I am among you ns
one that serves.." The third verb
which Is the one we wish to empha-
size this evening is "be." The great
Apostle writing to his sou In the min-
istry said: 'Take heed to thyself."
He that respects himself is safe
He wears a coat of mull that
none can pierce.
The greatest command is not to take
heed to our wealth nor to our serv-
ice nor to our pleasures but to our-
selves. Talleyrand said: "Not is he
rich or Kmart or handsome or well
moaning? But Is ho somebody?"
Supreme Need Is Manhood
Tt Is not a rich uncle It Is not a
rich father nor a kind grandmother
that young men need. It is not a
soft berth nor feathery circumstances.
Tou need no soft snap. The supreme
need Is manhood under your own
hat walking In your shoes and throb-
blng under your vest. It is Important
who your neighbors are but tho
supreme question is "Who are you?"
If a man makes a mouse claim for
himself ho will receive a mouse's
share. Let not the chief end of
life be tho burning question of per
cent whllo all the dividends of life
bring no interest in the golden stairs
that lead to a throne. Millions of
young men and women today are
floating In Cleopatra barges spread-
ing purplo sails that will be threaded
by the storm.
Every One Has God's Kith Oppor-
tunity It Is not necessary to bo poor or
rich. It Is not always possible to be
ablo to Bcrve. Sometimes we are
shut In to tho Invalid's chair. But
whether rich or poor on a throne
In a palace or In a howl every man
and woman has Rod's .rich opportunity
In tho realm of being.
Build theo more stately mansions.
Oh! my soul!
As the swift seasons roll.
Leave thy lowvolted past;
Let each new temple nobler than
Shut thee fmm Heaven with a tomb
Till thou at last urt free
Leaving thine out-grown shell by
life's unresting sea.
orrosE liuvs'i) jvuy
OIUalKinn District Judge- Will Not Coll
Inquircndo ItoUv unless rem wo-
rd to Do So.
fikluboma City. Sept. 6. Judge
b orgo W. Clark of the district court
icre announced at nson today that as
ft no official renuest for a Spoclal
ri'.md lurv nrob" In Oklahoma county
to investigate tho members of tho
arty that lynched Claude. nanuer
neern Sumlav II ill t. nad necn maoe
to him. Judgo Clark added that lis
did not favor calling such a Jury un-
less he was awkod to do to through
petition made up by citizens.
It wus said yesterday after a con-
rence held by Attorney General
reellnir and hb corps of asMfltants In-i-stigallng
tho lynching that a spec-
d trraud Jury would ! nsked toduy.
FATES PRISON TERM
German Offli-or Who Drcr Pay of
Ata rleau Lloulcn.mt on Forged
ChlcA?.i Sept . ThooJoro Schuddo.
a iliniutn was Indicted lodnv by a
federal rrand Jury charped with do-
fnudinp fh governmeet ly oc'.lectlig
ll.ttifl In bark pay wl.lle J!nir tl
r.nno jf Lieut. Arthur Klncaid.
Bchnddo who uyi hs obtained
Kit cm papers In Gerr .v sftor tho
rmlstlv win return: to this coun-
try ns Klncaid nd dlsci'TM t P-rt
Sitidnn tkU" lu j';tiMI pAy lu
tho Ameron ntneer tl -Afs urrcsj- 1
ed nt Pan rranclwo. 1
Joter Is Improving. '
Tho numerous frimi of Mr. W. W. !
Jeter were alarmed the latloe purl of
Inst week when tho report reached j
hero to tho effort that ho had taken
violently III st his homo In Ardmoroi
find submitted to an operation which
for tho tlm being wm considered un-
successful. It was reported thai his
physicians entertnlnnd no hope for
bis rroovery however later reports
indicate that Mr. Jeter Is Improving
ond will recover. Uoswe'l News
These children whose homes havo
housed by the American Red Cross.
city of Kiev in May 1920.
WOMEN WILL NOT HAVE
TO PAY POLL Till IN
TENNESSEE TO HECIEVE
LEGISLATORS 0 F VOLl'NTKEK
STATE ARE GALLANT TO THE
CLINGING VINES AT THE
Nashville Tenn. Sept. 6. The house
of representatives of the Tennessee
legislature at the final session of
the special session Saturday defeat-
ed tho bill to require women to pay
a poll tax 41 to 34 and refused to
allow spread upon Its Journal a mo-
tion by T. K. PJddick suffrage floor
leader to have tho house declared
Illegal Is action of last Tuesday In
expunging from tho Journal Its pre-
vious action In ratifying the suffrage
The principal objection offered was
that women mny vote In the Novem-
ber elections without a poll tax nnd
that the question of tho legality of
tho 19th amendment will be decided
before tho regular session of the leg-
islature In January.
In offering his motion Mr. Riddick
contended a two-thirds majority of
the members present was necessary to
expunge a record from the Journal
whereas tho action had been taken
by a bare majority vote. Ho was
over ruled by Speaker Walker on the
ground that the motion had not been
mado at the time of action by tho
Mr. rjddlrl; then entered n protest
that he had been denied the rights of
citizens granted under the stato con
tttutlon In not having his motion
and protest entered upon the Jour-
nal. Both houses of the legislature ad.
Journed tonight after they had pass-
ed over the veto of Governor Roberts
the appropriation bill which among
other things gave to each member
(100 extra for expenses Incurred In
remaining longer than tho It) days
of tho special session.
WHOLESALER ON SI G VR
AT MIAMI SATIKOAY
Miami. Okl.i.. Sept. 1G. Susar was
quoted nt It cents a pound whole-
sale and at rents p.r pound
at a retail store of Miami today. Tho
local wholesale grocery company quot-
ed suttnr nt the higher price this
morning and said deliveries were be-
ing mado nt that price. The retail
grocer advertised sugar In lOi) pound
bags nt l6..rU. Ho said ho wis not
losing money on tho sweetening.
FIRST POLICY AGAINST
KIDNAPING ISStKI) IIV
AN EASTERN COMPANY
Muskotrc. Okla.. Popt. G. What Is
sMd to ho the first kidnaping policy
ever Issued by nn American Insurance
eompnny wns delivered today to IJ.
J.'pn.u'l o'll J" ltwpmwd 'poo. Muvij
U pun Ouu'Stt JOl "t a.M;oI MJ ."
n9niv J .UTtdum-) 3utuijj; pus to
mires hU three daughters irom kid-
naping each rlrl being Insured for
15000 Tho policy was Issued by nn
eastern Insurance conany.
Ok?ahoina$ Cloudy with ncl
Maximum yesterdny I? degrees.
Minimum last night 6? degree.
Precipitation to 7 n. m .40 Inch.
1 rut'iru w
riVv4 :h'i '
T -MS ft n
been destroyed by the opposing fires
This Is a typical scene encountered
COX SENATOR HARDING
WILL SPEAK IN CAPITAL
CITY DURING THE PAIR
FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER
JAKE 1LLMON REPUBLICAN NA-
TIONAL COMMITTEEMAN SE-
CURES PROMISE FROM
STANDARD BEARER TO
COME TO SOONER
Jake L. Humon Republican national
committeeman from Oklahoma has
returned from Chicago where he met
In conference the other members of
tho national committee.
After a session during which the
campaign was discussed Mr. Hamon
wont to tho home of Senator Harding
at Marion. During his conference at
Marlon Senator Harding promised Mr.
Hamon that he would come to Okla-
homa to make a speech.
As far as tho plans havo been
made only ono speech will be deliver-
ed by Mr. Harding In Oklahoma and
that will bo made in Oklahoma City.
It is probable that tho dato has been
fixed but Mr. Hamon Is not ready to
announce definitely Just when the
speech will be delivered. However
It will bo somo time early In October.
This is tho first yenr that candi-
dates for the presidificy have ever
visited this state. Oklahoma hns al-
ways been considered politically as
a portion of tho "solid south" ond ef-
forts have not been made to take tho
stato away from the Democrats.
On his western trip Governor Cox
will bo In Oklahoma City on tho first
of October nnd following him Senator
Harding will come for at least ono
This much can be said of Mr. Ham-
on that ho is putting more life into
Oklahoma Republican politics than
any former Republican committee-
man has been able to do. It was nt
his request that Governor Frank O.
Lowden spoke In Oklahoma City for
tho Republlitin ticket nnd now ho ha.4
Tnduceil the candidate for the presi-
dency himself to come. While Mr.
Hamon evidently does not entertain
nny hopes of carrying this state for
tho Hanllng-Coo'Idge ticket yet he Is
ambitious to make a better showing
than has over been made heforo and
ho has done much to uttrnct the nt.
tentlon of the politicians to this
In speaking of tho progress of the
nntlonul Republican campalun Mr.
Hamon stated that tho members if
the national committee expressed
themselves us being pleased. He
dms not think that tho bitter fuMit
being mu'e bv Mr. Cox will add the
prestige to his candidacy that the
Ivmwrats believe it will and Mr.
Hamon Is firmly of tho opinion that
tho United Ptates will never Join the
leuguo of nations.
POUND FOR OKKMIOMV
Tcas Riitik Robbers Tlmtiicht to Be
Hindi 111 fur Sooner StaU Side
of the Kod River
Orihum Texas Sept. fi Armed
poses pursuing three Imndll who
robbed tho Guaranty State Bank here
of IIO.OiMl last Thursday reported
today that tho outlaws suddenly
changed their course ht night nnd.
leaving the hilly rountry U'tween
J.icUshcro nn'l Mineral Wet's has
passed throuqh the village t.f Jean
rear tho Wichita county line. It Is
believed they are making for Okla-
homa. Tho robbers when last reported
were still using tho nutomobllu In
whleh they escaped from Graham.
Kanjns City. An ngreement to In-
crease tho wages of day men In coal
mines 1. CO a day nnd those of boys
S2 rents per day nnd to make the
w;ite retroactive to Aug. 1 1920
r".ched by a snbcommltteo rew
resenting miners and operators of
Oklahoma Arkansas and Missouri.
: XVt Jit
of the Bolshevik and Polish forces are
by the Poles when they occupied the
ENT MEMBERS Of
K1WANIS CLUBS ARE AT
OKLAHOMA CITY IN BIG
REPRESENTATIVE MEN FROM EV-
ERY CITY OF IMPORTANCE
IN OKLAHOMA ATTEND
SESSIONS IN CAPITAL.
' Oklahoma City Sept. 6. Approxi-
mately 300 members of the Oklahoma
and Texas international Kiwanls club
met here today In their third annual
district convention. An address by O.
Samuel Cummlngs of Chicago Inter-
national secretary of the organization
was the feature of today's program.
Addresses of welcomo were made at
the opening session by Governor J. B.
A. Robertson Mayor Walton of Ok-
lahoma City and A. W. Boyd presi-
dent of the local chamber of com-
merce. Responses were made by Dick O.
Terrell of San Antonio for Texas and
John P.. Woodward of Tulsa for Ok-
lahoma. Eighteen Kiwanls clubs have
been inaugurated In tho two states
It was announced at the early moot-
ing and arrangements have been
made whereby the district governor-
ship and the convention city will be
nltered in the future. It is planned
to place tho new district governor
In Texas und likewise the annual
convention. Edward Howe'l of Okla-
homa City president ot the district
governor is presiding over th con-
vention. Prominent Kiwanlans In town are
Orvllle Thorpe international trustee
Dallas: Joe A. Garrity: Dallas; Jack
Horner and R. S. Klein vice presi-
dent and secretary Okmulgeo club;
James L. Powell president Musko-
gee club; N. B. Henthorn president
of the Tulsa club; Dick Terror San
Antonio and W. L. Stewart Dallas;
Jou A. Garrity of tho Dallas club will
bestow the Gerrlty cup on the Ok-
mulgee club for having maintained
tho highest average at the weekly
luncheons during the year.
Governor Appoints I'aglelon to Suc-
ceed Judge Swank In lhe
Oklahoma City Sept. 6. Governor
Robertson appointed. Saturday Wil-
liam Eagleton of Norman to be Judge
of the 14th Judicial district. Judge
Eagleton Will succeed Judgo P B.
Swank of N'ormun. democratic nonil-
neo for representative of the fifth
district In congress who resigned last
Judge Eagleton a native of Ten-
nessee was probate Judge in Pawnee
county before statehood. Ho was
chairman of tho cummiFslmi appoint-
ed by the governor last November to
Investigate the coal strike
Judge Kapletnti Is fXpceti J to hold
court at Pauls Valley Monday. .
PATRIOTIC ARDMORE CITIZENS
SAVE tl Alt! Kit MILLION
GALLONS WATER EACH DAY
The rain that are falling c-jupled
with the con.erv.illon of w.it"r will
re.uilt In pi electing the city from
it water famine Ardmore people
tire to be congritu'ated upon their
loyalty n their city. Here U the
pumping re)K)rt for Saturday and
Sunday: 7'ei.Oei) tuul amount pumie
el through tho main Saturday
and if this amount 3i0hi came
from Hickory creek. Practically thtt
same nm.iunt was pumped during
tho day Sunday.
Since water conservation was
begun a week ago the ronrumplloti
of water has been reduced Ii'iO.OM
gallons a day If rvety family will
Join those ho are saving water
and w ill do I heir ru!l duty toward
themselves nnd their city the
amount pumped wil' bo reduovd
this week to oOO.OOU gallons.
OR DAVIDSON DELIVERS
POWERFUL ADDRESS OH
IG GOO" AT THE
A splendid audience heard Rev. R. L.
Davidson pastor of Broadway Baptist
church speak Sunday night on the
subject Robbing God. The speaker
said in part:
In Malachi 3:8 God asks a startling
question of his people Israel "Will
a man rob God." and himself gives
the astounding reply "Ye have rob
bed me." There are men and women
in Ardmore robbing God every day
wbo would not rob their neighbors
of a pin or a tooth pick. We must
know what belongs to God In order
to know whether we are robbing him
Tho heavens are God's because he
created them. The earth is God's for
the same reason God made tho gold
and the silver and tho copper and
the Iron nnd the diamonds and all
precious stones. He deposited the coal
and the gas and the oil" In their beds.
He formed all the vegetables and he
created the fish and the fowls and
mammals' and man. They belong to
him by right of creation. He has nev-
er parted with his title. As between
a man who holds a warranty deed
for a tract of land and his neighbors
he owns it but as between him and
God God owns It.
A man has a right to returns for
the machine which ho invents for
the house he builds for the farm
which he owns for the money which
he lends for the orchard which he
plants for the child which he rears.
Of every thing a man possesses he
expects somo fitting returns. God Is
entitled to returns from his posses-
sions. As between God and man
man Is the propriety of nothing he
Is only the steward of God. Ha Is to
employ and use it for God's profit.
He does not own hlmse'f. Ho belongs
Human life In all Its various
phases suggests an unseen capitalist
who has Invested largely in us and
who is looking for return. By a
kind of celestial book keeping there
Is maintained a debit and credit ac-
count between us and this great Cap-
italist. At the beginning the account
Is all on one side. Our very person-
ality to which wo cling m most
centrally ours was none of our or
derlng. That we shou'd have be-
gun life on this earth Instead of Mars
or Jupiter or Venus that we should
havo been born In the nineteenth
century instead of the ninth or the
ninetieth that wo should be of cer-
tain physical nnd mental enpacity
with gitis and predilections for law.
medicine teaching finance or agri-
culture instead of somo one of a
thousand other possibilities are not
of our choosing but nre the order-
Ings of that unseen Investor. For
some time after our arrival In this
world wo are recipients and absorbents
only. Life's hoarded capital is at ev
ery turn being lavished upon us.
The universe flows in through myriad
open gateways of tho soul leaving
u-eosus 01 an Kinds from its Infinite
Hut there U another side to this
marvelous book-keeping. The capital-
ist with whom we have to deal lav-
ish though he bo Is no aimless spend-
thrift. Like men he expects returns
fom his investment and Insists on
getting them. Th man who falls or
rcfunes to make returns to him de-
God Is sovereign. We uro living on
his domains where he has a right to
rule. Tho man who refuses to obey
r.od rods him of that loyalty which is
due him. Kvery sinner Is a moral an
archist he Is a lied in the realms of
chovah. The man who speaks auainst
God Is tnotv guilty than the man
who spoks against our president whllw
wo were in war with Germany. The
man who aids the forces of Hell Is
not only robbing GoJ of the loyalty
duo him but he Is also aulltv f
high treason against kingdom
A nun may rob God by withhold-
ing Ms servlo from him. If the Unit-
ed States Is entitled to tho service
of Its citizen. Gud Is entitled to the
services of his subjects. The man who
works for himself six days in the
week and then goes juy riding on
Sun Jay und robs GoJ of the ser-
vice of that day is nut guilty of
gra.nd larceny but of subUma lar
Th" man who enjoys material pros-
perity from God and never makes anv
returns to him Is a robber. It ho was
a tenant he would pay rent. If lie
were a borrower of money he woulJ
lay Interest. 8Ur.y Qo0 nUUpj
lo as fair treatment as our fellow
We may rob God by withholding
h.m our love. Christ si I J tho great
rst commandment was to lov Uod
with oil ot ot.e heart. An prt)han
girl was adopted Into tho home of
rleh woman. The" adopted mother
showed tho tittle girl through a'l the
wealth of the horns nnd finally took
her to a beautiful room In tho home
and anld to her. "This Is yours." The
girl looked at her in a mate men t f
a moment and then said: "What am
I to give you for all thls"M "Tour
love that Is nil 1 want." Wh.t yd
iContlnued on Pag Tw6
Benton Harbor Mich. Sept. 6. Jack
Dempsey heavyweight champion ot
tho world today staked the crown he
won from Jess Willard fourteen
months ago. at Toledo on his hard
hitting prowess in a ten-round no-
decision bout with Billy Miske St.
Paul claimant of the premier fistio
honor. Thee hamplon it was adver-
tised was guaranteed a minimum ot
Dempsey was the favorite but with
every prospect of a hard fight. So
confident. In fact were Mlske's St.
Paul backers of his ability to stay the
limit that they bet freely on the
blows that sent the giant Willard to
the floor seven times in the flr3t
round could not stop the challenger
and that he would be on his feet and
fighting when the last bell rang.
Dempsey apparently was in as per-
fect condition as on the Fourth of
July at Toledo last year. In his daily
workouts he has uxhibtted every indi-
cation of having regained his quick
ness of eye and his work shows no ill
effect of fourteen months of idleness.
Miske likewise was in excellent form.
While he fyus not the champion's
fleetness of foot his friends pointed
out that he is the only man who
fought Dempsey ten rounds without
being knocked off his feet. He was
better today than at any time before
they said and that a troublesome spi-
nal aliment which Interfered with his
work last year has been removed.
I.Ike Dempsey. Miske has had a long
rest from the ring not having been in
one for the last 14 months.
The men in age. weight height and
reach are fairly well matched. Demp-
sey is :ii years old and Miske 27. Both
expect to enter the ring at about 190
pounds. Dempsey is six feet ono and
a quarter Inches tall and the challen-
ger a quarter of nn inch less. The
champion has a reach of 78 Inches as
compared to Miscke's 77. They have
met twice before fighting ten rounds
at St. Paul on May 3 1918 to no de-
cision and six rounds at Philadelphia
on November 28 of the same year
with the same result.
Floyd Fitzsimmons. promoter of to-
day's fight expected every one of
the IS 000 arena Beats to be sold. The
big circle was 65 per cent sold yes-
terday ho said 24 hours before the
blocks of unreserved seats went on
sale. With all seats sold Fitzsimmons
said the fight receipts would approxi-
mate $175000 to $200000. Dempsey
hits a guarantee of 6 per cent of the
receipts If they are enough to exceed
his $50000 cut and Miske 25 per cent.
Thousands of fight fans began pour-
ing into the twin cities of Eonton
Harbor and St. Joseph at dawn to-
day swelling the tide of arrivals
which flowed in through every gate-
way Saturday and Sunday.
Kvery train and boat up to tho
hour of the fight brought its com-
plement. Down the roads of a half dozen
bluffs that half crlcle the two cities
by tho lake automobiles by the doz-
ens are coming toward the twin cit-
ies. In the mid-morning a fleet of giant
oenplanes was looked for to soar over
tho harbor drop swiftly Into tho lako
nnd taxi up to the harbor to dlschargo
a coterlo of officers from tho Great
Lakes naval training station 50 miles
across the water.
The arriving fight fans found rooms
at a premium and even refreshments
hard to get. These summer resort-
towns are adopt in handling excursion
crowds but notliing on the scale of
today's throng ever before swooped
down on Itenton Harbor. Hastily eat.
Ing house keepers set up lunch stands
on tho curbstones prepared to sup-
plumenl tho established restaurants
A cursory survey of the signs Indlcat.
rd a belief that a fight fan trained on
"hot dogs" and red lemonade.
A hard shower Sunday laid the dust
and packitl more firmly tho sand on
which the nrenn Is built. The big sau-
cer with Us ls.UuO seats. Is erected on
a scopedout depression In the sand
little of In structure being above tho
level of the surrounding countryside.
No decision to bo rendered because
Michigan prohibits It tho world's
heavyweight title can chango hands
today only If Miske should score a
knockout or Dempsey should be dis-
qualified for violation of th ruk-s.
SlioulJ Misku stick tea rounds atnl
win u newspaper dwblon on pwltits. It
would not be sufficient to give ulm
Two six-round preliminaries ar ou
the card the first starting at 2Tclock
central stutulutd time between Hurry
Grobs and Chuck Wisiiiiis. light heavy
weights. Clll Tate the giant negio
who helped condition Dempsey before
tho bout at Toledo last year and
main for t'Alay's main go moots Hun
Longford the Boston negro heavy.
weight. In tho second semi-linal.
IVmpiey and Minks were not due to
step Into th ring much before 1:30
central standard Urns.
Th third man In th ring chosrn
early yesterday after an all night
session which threatened for a time
to send Iompey and Kearns out of
town In a buff. Is Jim Dougherty of
Philadelphia. Dougherty wns the
choice of Jack Kvams. Ivrnptcy'i
The pr.Tlleo ndopled at Toledo last
year of having two Judf has been
discarded and fHjugherty will be the
vie Judge Waller Pckernnll of Chi-
cngo. will lo tho timekeeper. Pmer.
son W. Diokrrson of Gmnd Rapid.
Mich. president of the Central league
Wilt rrfereo tho preliminaries.
l-mpey l supremely confident of
victory but expects Muke to giv him
a despcrat battle.
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