Smith To Referee Waterloo Match

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald – June 7, 1917

Managers Of Earl Caddock And Joe Rogers Both Favor Him.

Wrestlers Are In The Pink

Rogers Has $2,500 To Wager That Caddock Cannot Throw Him In An Hour.

Waterloo, Ia., June 7. – Owing to a disagreement between Gene Melady, manager of Earl Caddock, and Larney Lichtenstein, manager of Joe Rogers, who will meet in a finish match here Friday evening, it is probable that Edward W. Smith of Chicago will be selected as referee.

The two managers were unable to agree and Smith was suggested by local promoters as a compromise.  He is one of the best known referees in the country, having officiated in some of the biggest wrestling matches and boxing bouts in the country.

Wrestlers In Waterloo.

Rogers and Caddock are in Waterloo completing their training.  Both are in great condition.  The Buffalo wrestler will outweigh Caddock more than 40 pounds, and the giant declares no man of Caddock’s weight can pin his shoulders to the mat.

Jack Rosauer of La Porte City and George Hill of Waterloo will meet in the semi-windup, while Charles Cutshal of Hazelton will meet James Collins of Dunkerton in the preliminary.

Willing to Bet.

According to word received here Dick Woods, a Chicago sportsman, accompanied by a party of more than fifty men, will come here to see the match and to bet on Rogers.  It also is said that Rogers will bet $2,500 that Caddock does not throw him in an hour and a similar amount that he will win the match.

A Chicago theatrical man is said to have signed Rogers for a fifteen weeks’ vaudeville tour, contingent on his winning the title Friday night.

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