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SULLIVAN CABLES-WHY U. S. ATHLETES ARE VICTORS
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James E. Sullivan.
(Copyright, 1912, Newspaper En
terprise Association.) ,
By James E. Sullivan, Secretary
A. A. U. and U. S. Olympic
Editor's Note. The Day Book
is getting mightily excited about
America's big string- of victories
at Stockholm. Yesterday we
cabled our special correspondent
jwith the Olympic team, William
G. Shepherd, to get a direct, per
sonal statement from James E.
Sullivan, the American Olympic
commissioner in charge of our
magnificent crew of athletes.
Here it is, hot from the cable, in
reply, Sullivan tells why and
Stockholm, July . 12. Ameri
cans excel the world because they
are the world's best.
The blood of the world pours
On the American team are men
whose daring, manly fathers left
their homes in Sweden, in Ger
many, in England, in France
years ago for America, where
they could find room to live free
ly and raise good families.
Such men were bound to have
fine, strong sons.
America has many such. WhatAs
more, when Americans do any
thing, they do it well.
We Americans scoured the
land thoroughly for the best. We
found Richards, champion high
jumper, in a little town in Utah.
We found Drew, speed marvel,
in an out-of-the-way New Eng
land high school. Many other re
mote athletes were so uncovered.
We spared no expense. It cost .
us more than any other nation.
We took more athletes to Sweden
than we seemed to need,- in order
to have' a surplus.
Thoroughness, enthusiasm and.
national pride tell the story.
Parasol handles are provided
this season with wrist bracelets.
A simple one my be constructed
at home out of a piece of ribbon
run through two slots in the hart- .
die just below the fancy top and
ending in a small bow,.
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