Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, March 25, 1916, EXTRA, Image 9

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stands, riva ci.Nti
Thirteen Thousand
Crowd Arena
Check B y Three Hundred Police
menMany Fashionably Gowned
Women Among
Receipts Over
By Perry Arnold
Ringside, .Madison (square Garden,
New York, Mar. 25. Jess Wil ard re
tained his world's championship title
tonight in a lifeless 10-round bout with
Frank Moran. Sheer superiority of sizj
ana weigni won tor Millard. Alornn
bored in frequently but was unable to
damage the big champion who smiled
throughout most of the 10 rounds.
In the seventh Willard made his only
spurt and seemed to be going after a
knockout. - '
; Before the round was over however,
Moran rallied. At least a dozen times
during the fight Willard had an easy
chance for a knockout but took no ad
vantage. " It was announced that Willard broke
his right hand in the third round. The
announcement was made by Tom Jones.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
' Ringside, Madison Square Garden,
New York, March 25. Back in A. D.
50, a gink Yolept Nero, together with
all the elite of Imperial Borne accom
panied by the hot sports of that day
assembled in the coliseum to watch
the clash of a trident armed gent
against another person armed with a
short thick Bword.
Not since that memorable day day
has there been such an assembly of
the purple robed with the hot sports
as there was tonight in Madison Square
. Garden. Thin time it was to watch the
clash of six foot seven against six foot
one Jess Willard against Charles
Km no is Moran. Ermine mingled with
soiled garb pug with society leader,
sport with aristocracy tonight. The
battle of a challenger against cham
pion made the historic garden a reg
ular melting pot. Three hundred
policemen slammed and pushed and
hauled- at the 17,000 fight hungry fans
at the gates. Long before six o'clock
when the management had announced
that the doors would be opened there
were at least a thousand in lin. The
gates weren't opened until 7:30 and by
that time there were lines blocks long
waiting, pushing, scrambling and com
plaining to get in. Women, fashion
ably gowned and accompanied by silk
' hatted full dressed escorts rubbed el
bows with the Kast Side fight fans In
' this swrling, pressing mob. The police
played no favorites. All had to take
their place in line.
' Inside one could look over the series
rows of seats n dark mnss of human
ity with a full dress shirt front speck
ling the black here and there. Even
Hob Fitzsinimons wore an open front
and a high topper Consequently ke
got f husky cheer as his lanky figure
Was espied in the aisles.
Along about 8 o'clock somebody
rang the gong. It didn't hush the rat
tle, banc and thud of folded seats be
ing opened. The . preliminaries had
been scheduled to start an hour before.
But who worried about preliminaries
when Willard was to battle Moran long
about 9:30 or so t Nobody. The crowd
plainly showed it was disdainfully care
less of nny preliminaries. The high
powered lights were lighted and there
was a sudden hush. But when a mov
ing picture gent stood in the middle
and held up a poster so enmeras on
each side could get the correct focus
raucous voices voiced disgust.
An announcer not the famous
"Humphreys", but a mere volunteer
gut a cheer when he announced "No
smoking. "
At X nreeiscly the two glaidators
selected as first whetters of the audi
ence's fistic appetite clumbered into'
the ring. They were Nate Jackson of :
Oklahoma City and I'ete Slnne of New,
York. 1
By this time society with a big 8
was beginning to arrive. ;
The ladies for the most part how-'
ever, kept the low necked evening
gowns covered over and it was just a
trifle chilly in the great hall. Maybe j
also they "were holding back waiting
for the big bout. I
Among the women spectators of note'
was Mrs. Tex Kin-karri, wife of the,
promoter of the bout, looking as inter-;
esteri as a man who saw dollars in
every one of the sea of faces turned I
on the ring, Geraldine Farrar, the
prima donna was another to attract at-;
tention. I
Somebody won the preliminary bout
but nobody seemed particularly en
Fight Hungry Fans
Crowd Is Held In
Spectators Gate
thused over the way the two fighters
banged each other. Jackson, of Okla
homa, seemed to have the better of the
argument. Then came Red Mack, of
Newark,' and Young Marquard, of the
bronx, as second appetizers.
At 8:30 the police found it necessary
to lorm double at each entrance, mak
ing every spectator run the gauntlet
of bluecoats single file. The police
lines extended a block in each direction
and all passersby had to show tickets
or give a good excuse. ' At that time
the garden seemed to be entirely filled,
with every seat taken, even in' the top
galleries. -
Speculators had rented space in store
rooms in the vicinity and had men out
on the sidewalk yelling "right side for
ringside 'seats, "walk right in gentle
The streets for blocks in every direc
Hon were practicully solid with people
and vehicles, but there were hundreds
of policemen on the job apparently in
complete control of the situation. '
Inside of the big garden there were,
no lights except directly over the ring
and a single row of ordinary ineandes
cents around each balcony about. 20
feet apart.
Charles Grnben, of Chicago, quit in
the third round of the third preliminary
when he was hit rather low by Jimmy
Murray, of New York,
The crowd hissed the conclusion of
the semi-final, a six-round go between
Battling I.eviusky and Jim Savage, of
Orange, N. J., I.evinsky gave Savage a,
severe beating, but the fight was .un
interesting and neither man seemed to
be trying. It was Levinsky's twentieth
fight this month.
Just before the big tiout the crowd
was estimated at between 12,000 and
13,000. Hundreds were standing. Nev
eral other would-be singers endeavored
vainly to attract attention but. the'
crowd hooted and yelled and enjoyed
The management announced that the
receipts in round numbers were $1 50,
000 and that the attendance ran slight-'
ly over 13,000. It was stated that it
would be several hours before absolute
ly accurate figures could be given.
Moran smiled as he was introduced.
Willard rose and bowed "racefully."
Willard Entered Ring.
Willard entered the ring at 9:40
p. m.
Moran entered the ring at 9:41 p. m.
and received a much louder line of
cheers than Willard. He climbed
through the ropes with a smile and
walked across to Willard to shake
hands. The fighters took off their
dressing gowns and posed together,
shaking hands for the photographer.
Moran seemed to be perfectly at ase
and smiled as he talked to the crowd at
the ringside.
Willard also was smiling, apparently
at ease,
Charley White refereed.
The fighters sitting calmly in their
comers, Referee White climber over
the ropes, took off the coat he wore.
The weights were announced as:
Moran 201 1-2 pounds; Willard 259 1-2;
both in full ring costume.
The principals were called to the cen
ter of the ring, given final instructions
by Referee White, Willard seemed a
full head taller than Moran, who look
ed like a boy beside Willard. Willard
appeared fat about the waist line. Time
called at 9:57.
Round 1.
.Sizing each other i.p. Moran landed
light left to left ear. Jess came back
with right to body but his blow was
light. .Moran bored in but his blows
also were light. Jess put strong left
to face. Jess put straight left to
cheek. They sparred and Willard land
ed left to face. Moran swung right
and left to tho head, but Willard mere
ly smiled anil stood him off. Moran
came in, head down swinging overhand
left and right without damage. They
scuffled in the center. Willard landed
stiff left to jaw which Moran failed to
return. Moran swung right and left to
head. Even round.
Round 2.
Jess put left to head. They clinch.
On break Moran swung right and left
to the head. Jess came with hard right
to the jaw. After another clinch they
sparred and Willard put left to the
jaw, Moran backing away, evidently
waiting for the champion to lead.
Willnrri put stiff right to the jaw and
followed with a left to the same place
without return, 'lhey mixed ful'iouslv
in the center. Willard getting a good
right to the head. Willard jabbed left
to face and Moran missed a counter,
head down. Moran swung right and
left to the head. Willard backed into
a comer and led left and right landing
both. Moran swung wildly, Willard
taking the blow on his giant arms and
smiling broadly. Willard had a shade.
It was a tame round.
Not a solid blow had been struck up
to this tima.
Round 3.
Moran put straight left to the
stomach and then covered up. V 'lar-1
failed to land. Willard landed stiff
right to the stomach. They came to a
harmless clinch. Willard put light left
to the jaw and1 Moran more than evened
it up with three hard lefts to the jaw.
They sparred in the center of the ring.
The round was even.
Round 4.
Willard put right to the face and
then swung light lert to same place.
jWillard landed right to head without
return. Moran swung lett to t tie jaw
and Willard countered with right to
the head. They were sparring (rt the
It was Willard 's round by a shade.
Round 5.
- The blows were heavy. Willard 'smiled
but he was not hurt. In the center .Wil
lard jabbed left twice to the jaw. Wil
lard bored in. Moran landed two lefts
for the body. Moran seemed to be rank
ing the pace which was not 'fast. Moran
landed to tace. Willard 'b rounu.
Sound 6.
They, exchanged a series of body
punches. Willard jabbed left to the
jaw. Moran 's injured eye bled pro
fusely.' Willard put three hard rights
to the "injured eye. Willard landed two
stiff lefts to the jaw. Willard put
left to the jaw at the bell. Willard 's
. Round 7.
Willard rained lefts te Moron's head
and body without return. Moran cover
ed up and tried to block. Moran leaned
his head against Willard 'a brenst and
swung wildly over neaa wiunra upper
cut left to the inw fiercely three times.
Thev battled head to head until the
referee broke them. Moran seemed
groggy, .-Willur.d put stiff left to the
jaw. Moran bored in but Willard
pounded head and body. Moran took
terrific beating. Suddenly coming to
life Moran landed loft and right to the
head and tho crowd cheered wildly.
Moran made' a terrific finish but it
was Willard 's round "tisily.
Round 8.
Willard put left to head and they
clinched. Willard put another left to
the head. Willard put his left through
twice to the face and Moran's eye
bled. Moran missed two lefts and they
clinched. Willard put left to jaw and j
Mjjran swung right and left to the
head. ' Willajd jabbed left to the nose
three times and blocked Moran 's left.
Moran-covered and backed away. Wil
lard jabbed left to the head. Moran
landed Tight to jaw. Moran swung
left and right to the head but Willard
straightened him up with a left upper
cut to Moran's bleeding face. Jess'
Round 9.
Moran rushed but Willard blocked his
leads and rained left and right jabs to
face. Willard got in two good jabs to
Moran's face. Willard landed left to
the jaw and blocked an overleft swing
for the. face. Willard backed Moran
about the ring without landing. They
stood off waiting. Willard put a stiff
left to the face and caught Moran com
ing in with his right. Moran landed
overhand left swing to the ear.
Moran's swing was easily blocked. The
pace was slowed to a walk. Moran
landed right and left. It was Willard 's
Round 10.
Moran refused to shake hands. Wil
lard jabbed left to face three times
without a return. Moran put his left
to fnce but did no damage. Willard put
stiff left to jaw and Moran bored in
with head down but failed to land.
Willard put right to the body. Willard
landed left aud right to the jaw. Wil
lard uppercut tothe face and blocked
Moran's counter. Willard landed left,
and right to the jaw. They exchanged
lefts and Moran swung right to ear.
In one of his raving moods on the
bench George Shillings hauled Slier
wood Mageo over the coals. Magee
wasn't quite agile enough in the out
field that day to suit his boss. "There
you are," exclaimed George to Sher
wood, when the latter came in between
innings, "playing the field on one
foot!" "I'll, huh," responded Magee
tranquilly, "that's a hard thing to do.
I'm the "only outfielder in the league
that can do it."
Tom Scnton, the pitc.nr, last yen
with the Brooklyn Federals, and recent
ly bought by the Chic irn Nati u.-ils.
telegraphed from New yolk. ' it Match
3, that he would joiu tho tri'ia'.ug vump
at Tampa,
John McGraw is through with the In
dians, red, white or blue. Not ecn an
other Soekalexis could get a contract
with the New York club, said John B.
Foster Inst week, for his experience
with original Americans has impressed
the manager of the Giants w ith the tin
desirability of having any of that tem
permentul clan on the team. Jin
Thorpe's contract with the club has an
other season to run, and when that ex
pires it looks like curtains for the red-
Will Not Appear In Smokers
In Salem Until Present
Dates Are Filled
Billy Mascott and Al Sommers have
a string of matches in Portland and
other const cities that will prevent
tho'm from appearing again in Salem
fflr some time 'according to Manager
Bobby Evans ' who writes to Salem
friends that he will probably bring his
boys back here for Smokers later on.
Mascott "will meet. "Tex" Vernon in
Portland March 28. Vernon is the man
from whom Mascott won the Northwest
featherweight championship and Ver
non is anxious to have a chance to re
gain his lost laurels.
Vernon is a good boxer but Mascott
has improved greatly since he won the
title and it is more than likely that
Vernon will find that he has a harder
nut to crack hnn he encountered at
the first meeting.
Al Sommers meets Billy Weeks, the
Canadian ; Champion middleweight, at
Centrnlia, Washington, next Wednes
day. Al is training in Portland and
has the chanee of a lifetime to step out
among the top notehers by beating the
Canadian. Sommers is confident of
winning and if his hopes are realized
he will meet Fighting Billy Murray in
Portland. Sommers gained in popular
ity in Salem after his first match here
and his last encounter with the big
Seattle boxer, 'Art Wilson, convinced
the fans that he has the goods. He
was outweighted 30 pounds but he out
boxed the big fellow and forced him to
duit in the seventh round.
Weeks may possibly box in Salem if
he wins from Sommers and it is pos
sible that he will meet Valley Tram
bitas in this city. Weeks is confident
of winning from Sommo.rs and says he
intends to take a trip east in the early
summer and wants to clean up all of
the Northwest 158 pounders before he
leaves and carry a clear title to the
new fields.
Manager Evans is confident that the
Salem boxing fins will support the
game in this city when they come to
realize that Mascott. is the king of
the bantams and at least tho grand
duke of the fentherweights in the
northwest and that Al Sommers is one
of the best of the middle weights and
that these boys are boxing in Salem
for lower prices than are offered in
the large cities.
Salem Is Placed On
Boxing Map By Smokers
Salem promises to guin some recogni
tion as the home of some clever boxers
according to a letter received here re
cently from Sandpoint, Idaho, from a
bantam who wants a go with Billy Mas
cott in Salem. J. W. Fitzgerald, of
Sandpoint, says his home town harbors
a crnckerjack bantam by. the name of
Bud Ridley who is anxious to meet
Billy Mascott some time in April. He
states that Ridley has won two 10-round
bouts from Jimmy Stack, of Spokane,
which were staged in Sandpoint and
that the boy is eager to try his skill
against the best of them so he has se
lected Mascott as a tc.rget.
men as far as McGraw's team is con
ritcher Stanley Dougan, cf the Cin
cinnati Beds, is a protege of "Old Cy "
Young. Dougan was u student at Ohio
university, where Young is eonchi'.g,
and Bering has great hopes of his mak
ing good.
Ciiri-ty Muthowron is Mnr.iluiii the
eari workouts at Miirii'i Springs as
well i. ever. He has ex.ve-a'l tooio
ri'ui'-t lis to his anility to do n.'i'li .itch
!n,t the co-ring s'lnrvir but Manager
M' inw believes !u will com-! through
as well us ever.
No matter what is said of Jingo'
Bresnahan, no one can accuse him ot
overlooking a bet when it comes to get
ting the coin on his contracts. Ho is
the only man in bnsebnll who has been
nbie to" make big money on getting re
leases from different clubs.
Manager Tinker, on March 7, i.u
mediately after arrival at Tampa, Fin.,
indefinitely suspended Phil Dong'a.i, a
pitcher, w'ho had preceded the other
players by a day, for failing to keep
in condition after nrr Mil.
Hank Piilmero, the Cuban wonder, is
banking on making the New York team
this year. I'alinoro is bigger and heav
ier than he ever was before, and his
pitching has improved with his
strength. Mcflraw likes his tu t ions
this spring and believes that he will
fill the shoes of Hub" Marquard nicely.
Charles A. Fredericks, Tor
venrs secretary of tho Chicago
Sox, and who died January 11
lingering illness, left an estate
at $75,000. according to his will
ed in Judge Horner's court.
Mntherine Whiteman, mother of
after a
the do
jenef ic-
eoa.-ed, is named as the chief I
iury, the money to lie divided
his brothers after her death.
JYillard'sJustBefore- .
the-Battle Statement
(Made to the United Tress.)
New York, Mar. 25. "I am going to
knock Moran out in the shortest pos
sible order. His right never w ill get near
euough to hurt nie. I never in my life
was in better shape than I am today tor
the Moran fight. I have trained down
almost to ringside weight and expect to
enter the ring weighing about 245
pounds, a reduction of 15 popuds, I
will rest up for about a month after
beating Moran and then go out again
with the circus." Jess Willard.
Possible Receipts and Expenses of Big
540 seats at $ 3 each $ l,i!20
2,200 seats at $ 5 each 11.000
4,920 seats at $10 each 49.200
1,350 seats at $15 each 20,250
!0 seats at $20 each 13,800
1,751 seats, at $25 euch 33,775
11,451 scats $1.19,045
Purse (Willard, $47,500; Moran
.?-'.(, 7 oU $ 70.000
Advertising 5.000
Rental of arena .7,500
Incidentals (fares, telegrams,
telephones, clerk hire, etc.) 5.000
Reconstruction of arena 3.500
State tax (7 1-2 pei cent, on
.Tiuu,ouu; 7,&HJ
Ibolp (ushers, private police;
police, etc.) 1,500
Gross receipts $12fl.fi45
Expenses io.2!i0
Gross profit 28,305
Moran Has Made Only
$15,000 In the Fight Game
(By the United Tress.)
New. York, Mar. 23. Frank Moran
has made only about $15,000 out of th"
fight game, as compared with Willtiril'v
nearly a quarter of a millon. Frank,
while not a recklessly reckless spender,
is liberal with Celtic liberality and ha '
not hung on to all that $15,000 by any
manner of means. He is not, however,
a pauper, nor would he be even if some
one should tap him on the koko to
night after the show and take that $23 -750
he is to get. Moran really needs
the money and it will be up to him to
husband that 23 thou' werv wery esre
fully if he loses tonight, because le
fcat in this fight would lie apt to liar
him from the big fight money forever
find ever after.
A New Today add may lead to
fortune tuke the right road.
Willard (left) and
Moran's Just-Before-
the-Battle Statement
(Made to the United Press.)
New York, Mur. 25. "If I feel as
good when I enter the ring as I do this
minute I have no doubt I will be re
turned a winner, whether the fight
goes 10 rounds or not, I have never be
fore felt the iigility and health that I
W K ' H
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:-TV 1
Willard and Moran to Fight for the Title-Willard Gets
for His Share of Purse $47,500, and Moran $23,750
Gross Receipts From Ticket Sale $129,645, Expenses
$101,250, Net Profit $28,395 The Fight To Go Ten
Rounds and Will Be Real Thing
By the Sport Seer.
(Written for the Vnited Press.)
New York, Mar. 25. The scene is
set in Madison Square Garden.
With almost reverent awe the ring
side flunkeys have tested the ropes,
jarred the floor for possible flaws '.uid i
burnished the sacred water buckets.
Jess Willard and Frank Moran meet
The 10-round bout between the giants
of the ring has all New Vork, a station
of some tew hundred souls, tingling
with expectancy.
A considerable outside section of the
so c.illed civilized world is straining its
ears for ringside tidings.
Charley White, referee of the costli
est. 10-round tussle ever planned, has his
counter in trim.. He is ready to toll
ten over either gladiator with almost
brutal imparti ility.
p Willard will send full ninny a mem
ber of the cl.ui Moran supperless to bed
for nights and nights to come if he
'stops the .blonde from Pittsburgh in
the evening shadows.
I Those who saw Moran beat Jim Cof
I'ev over the knockout course twice in
tho same ring were so strongly impres
sed with his haymaking right that they
plunged even before Big Jess bestowed
his bulk on Broadway. L iter, they felt
tremors about the bank-roll and these
tremors have become acute pains as the
big battle draws near.
' Willard is powerful long on size and
Strength .ind it is inconceivable to
many Jiersous that anything less than u
Baldwin runabout can carry a kick of
sufficient force to bounce him into
Jt ought to be a real fight.
Mor.ui has nothing to gain by stall
ing 10 rounds with Willard. He could
have gone on in New ,Vork obtaining
fairly corpulent purses for fighting
I .1 . ::t'.v.' ,;V'! v,ov
Moran as they will appear in ring at
have now. Willard has never been ac
cused of being nnvthiug but a fair box
er. Speed is usually a lucking qual
ity in a man of aurft huge size."
Frank Moran.
How the Battlers Compare.
Willard. Moian.
2!t Age :'!'
tl ft. 7 in Height '1 ft. 1 in.
2'i0 lbs Weight 203 lbs.
s:i 12 in Itoneh 7S i-i.
mediocre maulers hnd ho not. chosen to
take on Willard. Now that he has dono
so the road to fabulous wealth is cliai,
except for Jess Will.ird.
All Moran has to do is flatten tho
Kansas giant. Bo opiues it's a man
sized undertaking but claims be is tliti
man to do it. ; ,
. Willard himself st inds higher tli;n
Mister Woolworth's size.ible shanty,
with most of the fans of the country.
But if he pulls tho old one two thrcc
kick on the Broadway bounders he will
find himself flat on his well-known
back so far as desirable matches ur
The- fans are putting a lot of faith,
in the big boy in tonight 's go .ind h
win nave to deliver according to the in
voice or go down in pugilistic -history
as the biggest article Of gorgonzola ev
er shown,
-Moran's boxing ability i fairly woU
known, but Willad's is a mysteriotw
quantity. " ; .
Jess boxed like an amateur with -w
broken arm in Mb bouts here in tho
harrowing haui-and-eg" days and flash
ed up ns.a master of Queeusbury taetiew.
igai nst Jack Johnson. . '
When that gloomy gent measured his
longitude along the floor at Havana,
Jess was hailed as rather some boxer.
He appears in his training; bouts to
h ive learned a whole library of trickn
and most valuable of. them is that of
holding his opponent's elbows to koep
tho other gent away.
Willard gets the biggest purse ovee,
offered for a 10-round bout, 47,500
ing the stipend. "-'
Moran's purse of $20,000 with a size
able bit for liniment and other, truia.
ing expenses, is the largest ever offered
iny challenger for any kind of a bout,
according to sport statisticians.
For that money too boys ought to put
up quite a tussle this evening.
t I
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Madison Square Garden.
. Normal
. . Waist
. . Biceps
. . Neck
, .. Wrist
... Calf
.. Anklo
40 1-2 in. ,
4!) 3 4 in. .
34 1-2 in.
K 12 in,
17 1-2 in. ,
10 in ....
17 in
10 ill
.... 44 in.
....47 in.
... 35 in.
... 10 in.
17 1-2 in.
1-1 in.
10 12 i.
....9 in.
Tet the Capital Journal Mew Today
Column put vour dollars on tho ri t,hr.