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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1913, Image 6',
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J.'Babe". .WnghV tha year-old
mermaid wonder, who broke all wo
men's records for swimming the Gol
den Gate, and snapshot taken while
she was swimming the Golden Gate..
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San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 28j-Iok,-ing
and laughing with the boat crew
that followed her, "Babe" Wright, a
12-yearold girl, recently swam the
Golden Gate, smashing, all previous
.women's records. Jler time was 35
minutes, and 12 seconds.
, Mrs. ", Roy H. Wright, "Babe's"
mother Walter, . Hart'man,. Eddie
Hart .and' CarlHackfield started with
"Babe.'' Hartman and Hart gave
out - -Hackfield finished in 31, min
utes and Mrs. Wright In 33 minutes
"It was easy," said Miss Wright
"The swim- was not Jong enough.
$ne terrific, tide' rips I have, heard so
much about didn't bother me.-' 'Chin
ese-currents' the cold streaks gave
much trouble.- I used the single
. "My daughter would have beaten
me out had thesdistance been much
longer," declared Mrs. Wright, her
self a celebrated swimmer.
Lady Is this a pedigreed dog?
Dealer Pedigreed! Why, if , that
dorg -could talk, he, wouldn't conde
spend to speak to either of us! Top-Notch.
. Egyptians 5,000 .years ago had in
cubators in which theyplaced 7,000
eggs at a time. N