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TOM ANDREWS' FIGHT GOSSIP
Paris is a center of boxing just
now and records are being made,
but there is one not oh the books,
although it deserves a 'place.
Last April, when 'round-the
world tourists landed in Paris we
f were met by ''Blink'' McCloskey
' and by the way, the only "Blink"
is fighting in good form. He has
lived in Paris for a long time and
has picked up considerable
Blink showed us the sights. In
the party were Frank Mulkern, of
Milwaukee, Jim Gabby, .Ray
Bronson, myself and friends. Aft
er leaving Maxim's we encounter
ed a boisterous party of four men,
two white and two negroes.
The blacks hailed from a
French possession and were in
sulting. They spoke and under
stood French and English and
.were looking for trouble, which
the)' found, although not as they
One of the negroes vas named
'Molineau. He was a six footer
,and weighed about 210. The other
was named Johnson (not the
Clabby delights to mix with a
negro and when he heard Mol
ineau's profanity he waited not
for instructions but let go a right
that landed flush on the negro's
jaw and put him out.
. It was a free-for-all immediate
ly, with Clabby, Bronson. Mc
Closkey and Mulkern wading into
the rowdies. McCloskey stopped
a cane wielded by Johnson and 1
gave the? black as artistic a trim
'ming as anyone ever received.
The white men tried to mix but
were orit before they gotstarted.
The big negro recovered before
it was over and started once more
but Bronson and Clabby put him
to sleep for a long'period. '
A crowd gathered and the fight
ers were taken to the nearest pre
fect'of police, where Molineau
tried to tell they had been as
saulted. McCloskey. cut loose
with his.vn brand of French
however'and all hands save the
negroes were- released on their
Molineau wanted to whip our
party, but changed his mind
when the identity of the pugilists
became known, The next day
McCloskey and I met the negroes
both wearing marks of the en
counter, but without the slight
est desire to renew hostilities.
Prospective Spokane policemen,
must measure smaller around the
waist than around the chest. If
Spokane was anything like Mil
waukee they'd sell a lot of cor
sets up there.
Two things will make a woman '
real mad. First, don't notice her;
second, and worse, don't notice
her new gown.
If you mustkick at things as
they are, make it a good strong
kick and be done with it. Don't
be a whiner.