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ment A gym for policemen if being
built in Dayton and when it is fin
ished Mantell will spend part of his
time teaching the coppers the gentle
are of self defense.
Mantell was born in Bavaria, Ger
many. When he was four years of
age he came, with his parents, to the
United States and liveid at Provi
dence, R. L
One night Frankie went to a smok-
Frankie Mantell as He Looks on His
er at which there was to be a boxing
contest. One of the boxers failed to
appear and Mantell was induced to
go on. He had never boxed much,
but did so well that night his oppo
nent quit in four rounds.
Frankie b'oxed at several smokers
after, that, then started on a regular
pugilistic career, fighting in all parts
of the United States, in Canada and
In 1907 Mantell knocked out Honey
Mellody in 15 rounds and claimed the
welter championship. He says the
hardest fight he ever had was with
Jack Dillon. He met Dillon four
times, decided there was no use try
ing to beat him and refused to meet
Indoor Ball Scores
De La Salle 13, St Patrick 7.
Wisconsin 36, Iowa 31.
Calumet 21, Tilden 12.
Marshall 18, Waller 6.
GarfieldJVI. E. 17, Englewood 13.
Wendell Phillips 10, Oak Park 2.
East Aurora 15, Crane 8.
Lane 32, Wilson Badgers 22.
Our Saviour 75, StChrysostum 11.
Training A. C. 70, Chicago Colts 5.
Frank Sloman, the young Califor
nian who tells in this story how he
trains for the 440-yard race, is en
titled to' talk. He is one of the most
sensational athletes developed in the
wes in recent years.
Three times inside of a week he
beat 48 seconds for the 440 race. In
one test he made 47 3-5 in his fa
vorite event and a week later he
equaled the world's record of 47, but
it was not allowed on account of the
wind at his back. The next day he
was close up to Ted Meredith in 47
seconds. At a recent meet he set a
new interscohlastic world's record of
48 1-5 seconds.
"The common impression." said
Sloman in discussing his methods of
training for the 440, "seems to be
that an athlete, in order to be suc
cessful, must observe innumerable