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N Callfornians will fight for the light
The form of this fight is on of the
most peculiar the dopsters have had
to wrestle with. Rivers has met all
of the tough boys in his division,
while Ritchie has met only one of the
real topnotchers and from him he
won the championship. Each has
met Wolgast and Joe Mandot, but
upon their respective showings it is
hard to define an angle.
Ritchie had Mandot as good as out
in 10 rounds and a little later Man
dot took a 20-round decision from
Rivers. Soon thereafter Rivers re
versed the decision. On these fights
Ritchie must be given a slight edge.
The Wolgast fights, however, mud
dles the dope.
In Wolgast's.four round bout with
Ritchie, which was the ex-champion's
first following the operation
for appendicitis, Ritchie finished the
stronger and inflicted the greater
After several months' rest, Wol
gast met Rivers and one of the most
sensational bouts in Los Angeles re
sulted. Its finish was so weird that
it will be a cause for dispute for years
to come. Wolgast was declared the
winner, being assisted to his ffeet by
Referee Jack Welch, while Rivers
was groveling on the canvas, claim
ing he had been fouled.
Wolgast had to be carried out of
the ring after collapsing, while Rivers
recovered quickly and left the ring
unaided. In the course of the battle
Rivers had landed many a damaging
punch, and seemed to be getting
nothing worse than an even break up
to the finish.
In Ritchie's second battle ' with
Wolgast, the then champion unques
tionably had the lead up to the 16th
round, when Ritchie floored him with
a right cross, putting him down for
six. The present champion may or
may not have been able to finish Wol
gast but for the foul punches, but
that is a question that can never be
The bout has aroused tremendous
interest throughout California be-"
cause of the Native Son tinge to it,
and the biggest crowd since the
memorable Britt-Nelson battle is ex
pected to witness it.
Ritchie is not, apparently, in good (
physical condition. For a weejj he
has appeared drawn and haggard,
which those close to him attribute
to worry over his break with Man
On the other side, Rivers is train
ed to the minute and has worked
with a snap and vigor that has sur
prised those even closest tohim.
I BUT -
HER HOPE 4
Geraldine William means good,
James means beloved. I wonder J
(blushing) what George means?
Mrs. Fondhope Well, daughter,
let us hope that George means busi
Nuts of the kukui tree, growing ex
tensively in Hawaii and other islands,
are suggested as a possible source' of
more than 2,000,000 gallons of paint
ers' oil yearly.