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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 03, 1912, Image 11',
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IN THE MUSEUM: JULY 4, 1912 -
' v iZ "Zs
'Mamma, what were these things ever used for?"
AN OLD IDEA.
Thejo'ldest thing alive In. the
way of sport is thVlnstitutio'irof
the Olympic games., IWfekes'fiack
to Spartan crimes in .'the .eighth
century Before Christ, and was
started originally as a means of
training young men for war. This
year's Olympiad is at Stockholm,
Sweden. Twenty-seven coun
tries will be represented by Over
3,000 athletes. Japs Chinese and
Turks will compete with Euro
peans" and Americans. In the 27
centuries we have gained one
thing, the Olympic games are
now for pure p'hysical prowess,
not for war.
Ray Williams, 12," Chicago, is
the champion "runaway lad" of
the 'country. He has just skipped
out from beneath the paternal
roof the eightieth time.