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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 17, 1912, Image 10

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JanH thinks- it only fit that the
English government should act as
host to the English team. Sport
ing Life says "the value of sup
porting spectators in the stands
cannot be over-estimated, as was
proven in London in 1908, when
thousands of. Americans cheered
members of-the American team in
every event."
Japan will challenge the su
premacy of the world at Stock
holm. Trials are being conducted
o select the best team for the
games. The winner of a mar
athon, over the full Olympic dis
tance, 26 miles, 385 wards was
run in 11 minutes faster time
than the best previous world's
record.
Germany has a vaulter, R.
Paseman, who does 12 feet regu
larly. Critics say he will clear 13
feet before next summer. If this
is true Paseman is the best
vaulter in the world and ought to
win an event whichhas hereto
fore looked easy for an American.
Paseman is also a 'lepper', hav
ing beaten six feet in the running
high, and taking second place in
broad jump competition the same
day.
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. Heard on a Street Car.
'( "Has our friend the motorman
decided on a name for his baby
girl yet?"
"Yes, and it's a very appro
priate one."
"What is it?"
"Car-line." Boston Evening
transcript,
THE USEFUL MEMBERS
"Alfred Johnno cannot deliver
vegetables today. Horse broke
its leg." Perhaps you laughed
at this newspaper advertisement.
Stop grinning, and think.
The Johnnos keep the world
moving. The president of the
commission firm from which
Johnno gets supplies might go to
Europe for a year and not be
missed.
One day off for the peddler,
and widespread domestic disar
rangement ensues. Housewives
miss him and supper tables shriek
their lament. We all depend
upon each other. Some day, so
ciety will recognize its really use
ful members. Then-fthe Johnnos
will come into their own B. F.
Gurley. -
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The Cause.
Visitor Great Scott, man !
What's broke loo'se here? Seems
as if I've seen nothing but kids
playing ball, on the streets, even
in the stores, on the roofs, every
where !
Native You're the cause of it.
Somebody started the report that
you was a Big-League scout look
ing for promising material Life.
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Comprehensive.
What's V o 1 a p u k, Dr.
Schmitz?"
"It is ze unifersal langvagel"
"And who speaks it?"
"Nopotty!" The New York"
Times.
o 0-"
The man who loves to take care
of the furnace is merely a liar,
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