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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 22, 1912, Image 2

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straightaway and ill . take, -a
chance with' them.
' ' "In barring women from com
petition with men, the A. A.. U.
and the British association claim
'hat women could not enter un
less given handicaps, and for this
reason is best to bar them.
"This may be true in many
sports. It is true to some extent
in swimming, but I protest it is
hot true in all cases. There are
women swimmers capable of
holding their own with the best
Last summe'r one of the fastest
swimmers here wanted to race up
the Milwaukee river against
some man, but I suggested that
T compete, and I beat him, fairly,
on even terms, at 200 yards and
afterward at the half mile. This
man can swim within a few sec
onds of record time and I know
he tried his best, for he showed
"Take Vera Neave, and Daisy
Curwen of England. Few men
can beat their time. Annetfe Kel
lerman will outswim most men
at long distance and there are
several girls in New Yprk and
San Francisco who have "beaten
men in the past two years.
"My challenge stands for any
of the crack swimmers of the
country, barring, as I say, a few
Miss Whittaker belongs to a
family of swimmers. Her sister,
Mrs. Frank Robinson, holds the
mile record, and her brother,
George, 20" years ago, set the mile
record and held it for a number of
, ,r
Senorita Clara Agacio, daugh
ter of the new first secretary of
the Chilean legation at Washington.
Hunt, Arizona's new governor,
seems to be a man of strong
points. Wouldn't inaugurate
himself on a non-union built
stand but waited until union-men
built another.
Bill insuring workmen against
sickness actually has a chance of
passing the Russian Duma. Times
do change.

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