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MERMAII? BEATS BEST RACERS; COULDN'T
SWIM EIGHT MONTHS AGO
San Francisco, Ca!. Eight months
ago she couldn't swim a stroke.
A few days ago Miss Frances Lyona
Cowells. under the supervision of the
official timers of the Pacific Associa
tion, broke the Coast record for girls
in the 50-yard dash by swimming it in.
33 seconds, the former mark being
held by Dolly Mings, 33 1-5 seconds.
And this was done by Miss Cowells
without training for several weeks
A CLIMBING CAR
W. H. Tweedle can take a 12-mile
run, climb several telephone poles,
fix all the wires, then get back home
in less than two hours with his auto.
Arkadelphia Southern Standard.
THE TWO GRACES
Headliners in a Market Btreet vau
LOVE AND HAIGHT
Song and Dance
Possibly the reason women rouge
nowadays is so they can do and say
things that necessitate rouge to hid
In just three months from the time
she began taking swimming lessons,
under the instruction of Gus Peter
son, she entered the Columbus Day
races at the 1915 exposition grounds,
winning the 65-yard dash from such
crack swimmers as Terrie Desh,
Dolly Meyer, and Misses Bennett and
Now Miss Cowells has challenged.
Miss Dorothy Becker, the 15-year-old
mermaid marvel of the Pacific, to
race any distance or in a series of
contests for supremacy as queen of
Miss Cowells Tiess the crawl stroke,
with a kick said to be more powerful
than that used by most men swimmers,
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