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WM H. TAFT OUGHT TO MAKE DARNED FINE
Umegatani, Japanese Champion Wrestler, Ready for a Bout
San Francisco, Cal. To become
an immovable mass seems to be the
weighty ambition of all Nipponese
Then, if you can imagine an Im
movable mass with the agility of a
cat, you will have some' conception
of the Japanese mat adept
Such a man is Umegatani, swiftest
and heaviest of Far Eastern wrestlers
who was recently here with some 30
other near champions to stage a tour
nament Weighing nearly 300 pounds, his
wonderful nimbleness was amazing
to followers of the sport in this coun
try. He is an example of the widely
different method of trainingrcompar
ed. to. our own, followed by Japanese
wrestlers . , . .
American wrestling fans who con
gregated on this coast to witness the
Japanese tournament began by scoff
ing and ended in singing the praises
of the brown heavyweights.
In Japanese wrestling a competi
tor loses when any portion of his
body other than his feet touches the
mat, or if he is pushed by sheer force
outside the limits of the ring.
Nice TO BE MAYOR'S FRIEND
The big $4,000,000 municipal pier
which was built by the city for the
use of the shipping Interests, the
commission men and the people will
be called the Pugh municipal pier.
'The name is a tribute to James A.
Hugh, a close friend of the mayor,
who planned the edifice.