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JUST LIKE HER DADDY, BETTIE IS A REALLY,
Bettie Welsh, Daughter of Lightweight Champion.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 11. Several
months ago a dainty, blonde girl of
two years, entered under the name
Bettie Thomas, won first honors in
New York's baby show against 30,
000 other entrants.
She is Bettie Welsh, daughter of
Freddie Welsh, lightweight cham
pion of the world.
Until he arrived in Seattle recently
the world had not been let in on the
battler's secret But the proud fa
ther simply would have burst if he'd
tried to keep it any longer.
"We entered Bettie," he said, "un
der the name of Thomas at my wife's
suggestion, in order that no one
would know who she was and we
could get an honest verdict
"Some girl, Bettie! Never sick a
day in her life. Slept outside since
she was born. Freddie, Jr., 14 months
old, is the same way."
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
October 12, 1701. An official
statement of the Society of Jesus
states that at this time there were
eleven priests and four brethren
doing missionary work among the
Illinois and neighboring tribes,'