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.'Head' and the kid would start
banging Kaufman's head around
"Once when Palzer turned for
instructions Kaufman cut loose
a terrific wallop 'and stretched
him on the floor, Palzer bounced
from the 'canvas like" he was made
of rubber, and then the fighting
spirit I spoke of showed up, for
in less time than it takes to tell it
he had beaten the California man
into submission, "and won the
"Just at fpresent "he fights
straight ahead. He knows noth
ing of shifting, and a few other
useful tricks I think X' can drum
into him this summer. Just re
member Palzer in the'future, and
see if I didn't pick a live one for
Then Corbett drifted back to
the Flynn-Johnson business.
"If I think Flynn has a chance
to whip the dinge f will cancel
all my engagements and give'the
white man all the aid I can, with
out remuneratipn." I want. the
theater-going public to iollow me
because I am an actor, and not
because I was a prize fighter. Not
mat 1 am asijanrcu 01 ine prize
fighting, but I wantrto make good
by my work, and not' past reputa
'tion. i have to work har.d to gain
the public's confidence, and if I
joined a .fight camp for two or
three months it would set me
Tjack. But I'm willing to do it
if there's a chance for victory. I
don't think I will be called upon
though, as the fight looks, like
bunk to me."
Right here let it be said that
Corbett could "get by" as' an ac
tor, without the prestige of hav
ing been the heavyweight cham
pion. He; is an imimitable story
teller. He doesn't inject any bag
punching or shadow boxing into
his stunt, which makes him an ex
ception in the boxer-actor frater
nity. Maybe he was right about, the
Johnson-Flynn fight tajk. being
Bunk, and- a money-making
scheme -thr.ough -the 'pictures.
Maybe not. But directly;fpllow-T
ing his act, scenes in the framing,
camps of Flynn and- Johnson
were thrown on .the moving pic-'
ture "screen, as well as the signing
of articles for the contemplated!
fight. And the manager of the'
showhduse announced that he
wa&paying $1,000 a week for the.
privilege of exhibiting the film.
Drawryour own conclusions.
And it is just possible that we
might "bet a little loose change on'
Palzer in his next fight, for Cor
bett was convincingly enthusias
tastic. y O 0
' WISS GUY
Police Inspector '(t raw re
cruit) "If you were ordered to
disperse a mob what would you
Recruit "Pass 'round the hat;
Police Inspector "That'll do...
You are engaged. '
Block of granite estimated to
be 230 feet long, 65 feet wide and,
30 feet deep, and weighing about.
75,000,000 pounds, is being quar-
ried at -Barre, Vt.