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wins the crowd's sympathy.
'But can you remember when
an umpire was applauded for ex
cellent umpiring? The best he
gets for good work is silence. For
fair work he is hooted arid roast
ed to a rich, dark browrr. When
he stops a'foul tip it is usually
time to gloat and express a" wisjjr
that the ball had injured him sejj.
The umpire never draws ap
plause, never expects it. Such ac
tion by the fans wptilfa! probably
result in" a :fainting spe&on the
part of the arbitrator.
r "SOME NE"--. .L
QUICK THINKING IS NECESSARY FOR THJRD MAN
' IN PRIZE RING
By Tom S. Andrews.
Harry Stout, referee of the
WestSide and Orleans Athletic
clubs of New Orleans, believes
that officiating as third man in
the ring makes a man think
We were fanning a short time
ago and Stout said, "Andrews,
maybe you don't realize it, but
Tefereeing requires quicker work
than anything I know of.
You've got to thmk, act quick
er and not make a mistake, in or
der to treat both boxers and pub
lic fairly. These aviators haven't
anything on referees.
I had to do some lightning
thinking in the Mandot-Saylor
fight, where the crowd was par
jticularlyliard to handle and Iwas
working hard from start to fin-
"It was necessary to fuse my
head and hands continually.
When Mandot knockedN JSaylor
down the first time the crowd was
in an uproar and an exploding
cannon could not have been
"Without hesitating, I flopped
on the floor beside Saylor, count
ing the seconds with my mouth
close to his ear. ;I realized, the
instant Saylor'went clown that
unless I got to his side he never
would hear the count, that the
crowd could not hear it and it
would leave an opening for a'f
fluke win, for Saylor could al
ways claim he did not her mjr
voice, which probably would be''
true, As Saylor was knocked