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Mail Tribune 100

June 30, 1917, continued

Editor's note: There was no July 1, 1917, paper.


Red Gorbett Watson, who meets Eddie Burns in the ten-round bout at the Roundup grounds at Ashland on July 4, is well in the "ride 'em cowboy" game. Before taking up boxing Watson used to cowpunch back in Denver and engaged in many a rodeo and bulldogging contest. Watson has sent in his application to the committee and expects to take part in the finals.

The bouts are beginning to attract countrywide attention, and from the orders of seat reservations that are pouring in daily a big crowd is expected on hand.

McCarthy, Watson, Burns and Seattle Frankie Burns are all in first-class condition and the fans will surely have a great treat in store for them. The first bout to be staged will be on July 3, between Johnny McCarthy and Seattle Frankie Burns, two of the best, well-known coast champions in the country. This should prove a fast and interesting contest. Both are evenly matched are in tiptop shape to go the ten rounds.

Red Corbett Watson and Eddie Frankie Burns of Oakland should put up one of the fastest bouts seen around in these parts in many a day. Burns and Watson can be depended upon to do their best, as the winner of this bout will meet Willie Ritchie at Oakland, Cal., on the night of July 31, so the winning of this contest means a great deal to both. Watson is out after the lightweight championship of the world, and his manager, Jack Kerns, intends to take him east in the very near future.


Like in all the other companies in the Oregon Cast Artillery, the members of the Company Seven of this city are wondering if their regiment, when called into active service, probably next month, will go as provisional regiment of infantry. While Captain Vance is non-committal on the subject, most Company Seven members are of the belief that the coast artillery will be changed into an infantry regiment in the federal service.