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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 11, 1912, Image 22',
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IT'S GREAT TO BE "CHAMPEEN"
A day with the elusive Mr. Wolgast, lightweight champion of
the world, as told by a humble, but conscientious, reporter:
"At 9 o'clock in the morning, word was sent down from Mr.
Adolph Wolgast's apartments that he was still asleep, and under
no circumstances could be disturbed.
"At 10 Mr. Wolgast was in his bath. A masseur ws in attend-
li A YIY BUSY
ance. At 10:30 the distinguished pugilist breakfasted in his room.
At 11 he began dictating letters and reading his mail.
" 'I doubt very much if Mr. Wolgast will be able to see you
said his private secretary at 11 :30, politely covering his mouth with
his hand to hide a smile. 'You know he is a very busy man.'
"An assistant secretary flew past was a sheaf of telegrams and
" "The vaudeville managers give Mr. Wolgast no peace the
private secretary explained. 'If I told you the amounts he has been:
offered to appear on various circuijts,you would be staggered.'
"At noon a local banker called to consult Mr. Wolgast with'
reference to certain investments. They came out together. The
champion of the. world wore a fur-lined greatcoat and was goggled
" We can talk in the cat he was telling the banker.
"He passed the reporters with an unblinking stare. J. Pierpont
Morgan has the same look when running away from the inter
viewers. " 'Mr. Wolgast has not returned said the private secretary.