Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 11, 1920 Continued
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Dec. 11, 1920 Continued
PORTLAND SPORT WRITER SCORNS E. RITCHIE BOUT
Regarding a proposed bout between a couple of boxers well known in this city, the sporting editor of the Portland Journal has the following to say:
The scheduled semi-windup bout on the Portland commission card between “Tiny” Herman, the Astoria heavy-weight battler, who has been knocked out twice by Sam Langford, and Earl Ritchie, whose ability as a battler is not regarded very highly, does not meet with favor among the fistic fans.
Ritchie has never accomplished anything in the squared circle, according to information at hand, that entitles him to a semi-windup bout. Ritchie was recently knocked out by “Wild Bill” Reed, who in turn was kayoed by Joe Bonds, who is practically thru as a battler. Bonds failed to show anything against the inexperienced Harlem Bunker at Milwaukie the other night. Bonds called for the towel to be thrown into the ring. He was all in.
Now if Bonds can stow away Reed and Herman has failed to show anything noteworthy in the ring, why should these two be matched? It is true that Herman stayed with Langford on two occasions until the seventh round. Langford is a wise boxer. He knows that the fans want a run for their money. Sam has given them a run on his appearances here, but it is known that he could have beaten Herman on both occasions at any time he had the desire.
A new feature of the public market this morning, which by the way was an extra good one for this time of year with one of the largest supplies of meats of all kinds in its history, and to which the public responded liberally with its appreciation was the sale of loads of fancy apples — Spitzenbergs, Newtown and Baldwins — at 6 for 5 cents, 12 for 10 cents, and by the box, orchard run, at 50, 75 cents and a dollar. These apples will be on sale every Wednesday and Saturday at the market as long as the supply holds out.
The heavy rainfall of last night caused the water to rise rapidly in the Rogue river, Bear creek and other streams. Bear creek in Medford today was the highest it has been this season, the water nearly touching the corner of the Page theater foundation, and putting that usually placid stream nearly in the “raging torrent” class.
Reports from the mountain section say that three feet of snow fell on the Siskiyous last night, and trains came through with much difficulty. Cars standing in the local yards this afternoon had upwards of six inches of snow frozen on the tops that had fallen while the trains were coming over the mountains. — Ashland Tidings.
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