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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 29, 1912, Image 20

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John Larsen.
John Larsen, at 19, is a fine lit
tle mixer. He can mix a pousse
cafe or a suisesse with the same
abandon that he juggles algebraic
equations, discourses on political
economy or "draws one with a
'low collar."
As bartender in his father's
"life-saving station," on Milwau
kee avenue, John mixed drinks
for others he doesn't indulge
and studied night after night un
til 1 a. m. sounded the closing
I His surroundings never caused
jthe boy to swerve from the ath .
he chose as a lead, ' to keep
straight and obtain an education.
As a result of mixing work and
study, he graduates in the fall
from the barroom and matricu
lates at Princeton, with a schol-
arship which assures his expenses
for four year.s, at the New Jersey
institution of learning made fa
mous by "Doggie" Trenchard,
the Poes, de Witt, Sammy White
and Woodrow Wilson, inventor
of the criss-cross play in football.
Larsen was chosen by the
Princeton club of Chicago, which
annually selects the student who
best stands the acid test as the

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