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weight trial horse, and. Carl Morris,
heavyweight failure, graduated, has
given another to the game one
Lewis Boedecker, known as plain
Bodie is like Flynn in one other
respect. He wag born in Pueblo.
In the matter Jf size Bodie is not
at all like Flynn, but something like
Morris, only more so. Flynn is short
and stocky. Morris is big and husky.
Bodie is bigger and huskier. He
measures 6 feet 64 inches. He is
taller and has a longer reach than
Fred Fulton, who in turn has a
longer reach than Jess Willard, the
The Boedeckers ran a big boarding
house for the steel workers of Bes
semer, a suburb of Pueblo. This
boarding house finally passed to the
Spencer family, which also contrib
uted to the sport world in the person
of Joe "Fat" Spencer, who played
with Hurry-Up Yost's football squad
at Michigan university.
Bodie, after he became a big boy,
became a railroader. Then, like
Flynn and Morris, he went into the
fight game. He fought his first bout
in Pueblo and got the first defeat to
which he admits. Rube Smi,th, a
veteran, turned the trick. Since then
Lew has had about 15 bouts and he
claims he scored knockouts in 11.
Now the big lad is looking for big
game. He has placed himself in the 4
hands of Harry Pollok, who also
looks after the affairs of Freddy
Welsh, lightweight champion. He
will be sprung on the unsuspecting
Nine hundred and forty-three per
sons have lost -their lives in sports,
indoor and outdoor, in ten years.
The highest toll was paid in base
ball, in which 284 were killed. More
persons take part in baseball and it
is played over a greater period than
other sports. Football, with fewer
persons playing and with a short
season, ranks second with 215
.The toll in boxing was 105, auto l
racing 128, horse racing 54, wres
tling 15, cycling 77, tennis 1, basket
ball 2, golf 14, field games 3, bowling
9, polo 3, other sports 24.
St. And. Shamrocks 4, Marcy 0.
De La Salle 13, St Phillips 3.
Civil Service 4, City Attorneys 1.
Hennepin 6, Damen 2. f
Lake View 15, Austin 6.
Lane 13, Harrison 10.
Lake Forest 20, Winona 18.
SL Ignatius 26, Calumet 9.
North Division 19, Medill 8.
McCabe M. E. 42, Y. M. C. A. 20
St. Cyril 10, Bowen 4.
IS A MAN TOO OLD AT 55 TO
HELP SUPPORT HIS WIFE?
When is a man too aged and de
crepit to be expected to contribute
to the support of his wife? -
That delicate question came up in
the court of domestic relations when
attorney for Ignatz Swartz, 1546
Larrabee St., asked that Ignatz be
relieved, for a while, at least, from
continuing to pay his wife $4 a week
because his age and infirmities pre
vented his earning more than $15 a
Judge Hopkins wheeled on his
chair and surveyed Ignatz, who
lounged at one side of the room.
"How old is this defendant?"
asked the judge.
"He-is 55, your honor," softly re
plied the attorney, with tears in his
"You don't call that old, do you?"
snapped the judge. "A man of 55 is
not old. He can get work all right.
That is no excuse on which to ask to
be relieved of paying $4 a week to
his wife's support."
Whereupon the. attorney asked
leave to take the motion before
Judge Fisher, who awarded Mrs. Ig
natz the J4 in July. Permission was
Ostriches can travel at a rate of
100 miles an hour.