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BOX TO GET RID OF A GROUCH, TO DEVELOP
EVEN TEMPER, TO KILL A "YELLOW STREAK"
nan temper, feminine Hysterics, a i milder game than boxing. Boxers
catty" disposition, the "yellow
streak," the inclination to be a bully
all these more or less uncompli
mentary characteristics of the folks
you know can be cured by the manly,
and now womanly, art of self-defense.
tfb less an authority than Dewitt
Van Court, the veteran instructor of
boxing at the Los Angeles 'Athletic
club and trainer of champions, has
staked his reputation by making the
"There is nothing," says Van
Court, "that will help every member
of the family in all kinds of ways like
boxing. It's the best method known
to change a man's disposition for the
better. And it's equally as good for
girls and women. It teaches them how
to defend themselves from possible
insult or attack; makes the matron
look years younger, and in a short
time eliminates the disposition to
"After taking a little punishment at
boxing the average woman feels her
self superior to 'cattyr gossip. She is
secure in the knowledge that if her
husband ever falls for the blandish
ments of another -woman she can
make the interloper forget all about
flirting by one well-directed punch.
"And for these little, timid boys
mother's pets who cry at sight and
run away wheayou tqucn them, box
ing is a real cure. It changes them
entirely. Teach them how to use their
fists, and then give them a few an
tagonists they can lick at first That's
all that's necessary to take the timid
streak out of them.
"If you're a man and have boxed
say two years, you can tell any man
who tries to play fast and loose with
you just where to head in at
"The boxer learns to keep his head,
every minute and to keep his temper
safely locked up,
never get very deep into the dumps.
They're never suicides. People talk
about wiping out boxing. It can't be
done boxing has too many friends,
and rightly so. Prizefights may go
everywhere, but boxing never!"
WHAT BOXING WILL DO FOR YOU
Says Dewitt Van Court:
A husband who boxes for two years
Dewitt Van Court
will never lose his temper not even
when the biscuits are burned.
A society matron will forget how to
be "catty" and to gossip if she be
comes a boxer.
A young girl who acquires the art
can defend herself if insulted.
There will never be any matri
monial squalls between young brides
and husbands who learn to box.
To the wife striving- to remain
young, boxing is ideal.
The young bully will have his spirit
properly ohastened hy meeting qther
boys with the gloves, especially those
"And notteven lawn tennis is a 1 who can' hit straighte -than, he,