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egotistical confidence oft repeat
ed, of another native.
The heavyweight champion
was not born here, but on a
His Sister, Known in Vaudeville
as "Hazel Kirkman."
ranch on Driftwood creek, in
that portion of Nebraska known
as Wild Horse Canyon, March
20, 1892. McCarty took up his
residence in Sidney in 1907.
The boy's father, "Dr." Anton
P. McCarty, known as "White
Eagle," was for years proprietor
of a traveline Indian meriinn
show. He lives in Piqua, 10 miles
south of here.
"Dr." McCarty's stock in trade
when he was "on the road," was
"rattlesnake oil." and when the
family came to Ohio, it was Lu
ther's task to care for the dia
mond backs used as advertising.
Soon after settling in Piqua,
Luther tired of his iob as vaW
to a bunch of rattlers and sought I
work in a local plant. Within a
few months he was "jack of all
trades," requiring only muscle
and willingness, of which he pos
"Sure I'm proud of my boy,"
said "Dr." McCarty, "but his be
ing champion is no surprise to
me. I predicted that years ago.
And do you know why? Well,
sir, because Luther told me he
would be champion.
"He was always 'daffy' about
prize fighting. Even as a boy the
little cuss never said he'd do a
thing but that he did it.
"But don't think my boy's be
ing champion would keep me
from spanking him if he needed
Harry Hollingerr- Sidney, O.,
Man who licked McCarty for
it!" and the father of Palzer's
conqueror drew up. his 6 feet 5
inches and his 315 pounds of an
atomy with pardonable pride.