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who was barred from further partici
pation in conference athletics. It was
said that an investigation was start
ed last spring at the close of the
basketball season, before Zupke went
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, superin
tendent of schools, yesterday decided
in favor of the retention of basket
ball as a major sport among the high
Mrs. Pahkhurst, who is now here
boosting the cause of the English
suffragettes, is overlooking one pow
erful argument. In international
sport an English woman succeeded
where the men failed.
It is impossible to suppress a gig
gle, also a chuckle, which grows into
a loud laugh at the expense of one
J. Bull, noted as a runner-up in vari
ous sporting events to these United
States. A general slant at the run
of news would give the impression
that England is much taken up with
the inferiority of its women.
As a result much anguish is being
suffered here and there because the
women can't get the vote. But of all
the attempts of the English to down
Americans in sporting events this
year, it remained for a' woman to
turn the trick.
Miss Gladys Ravenscroft will
please step forward and receive the
Miss Ravenscroft is a right smart
golfer. At least, where Vardon and
Ray failed to win the national open
championship, this young woman
was the class of the field in the wo
men's championship at Wilmington,
Del. She defeated Miss Muriel Dodd,
the British and Canadian champion,
in the semi-finals, and then erased
Miss Marion Hollins, the Metropol
itan champion of New York, in the
Ouimet repulsed Vardon and Ray,
the. Meadowbrook team rode over the
English polo challengers, McLough
lin and his mates smashed their way
through to the Davis cpp in tennis,
and then, along comes Miss Ravens
croft and maintains a portion of Eng
land's former supremacy.
"Peter Jackson could have whip
ped Jack Johnson, the black heavy
weight champion, the "best day he
ever saw," declares Bob Armstrong,
negro trainer, noted for his ready wit
and droll philosophy. Armstrong
trained Johnson and saw Peter Jack-'
son at hisbest.
"It was,unfortunate for us colored
folks that Jack Johnson won the
heavyweight championship. Jackson
was a gentleman. 'Johnson is not.
Because of his actions all colored
boxers must suffer. If Jackson had '
won instead of Johnson there would
have been- no more prejudice than
when Joe Gans or George Djxon won
"I'm not saying that Johnson is"
not a great fighter. He is one of the
best heavyweights of all times. But J
it is his defense that makes him won-
derful. He is a past master at that f
perhaps the b.est Bui Peter Jackson J
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