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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 20, 1912, Image 15

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sider what a fine lot of high
jumpers we have.
The javelin throwing- competi
tion is in its infancy in this
country. To get the right kind
of men for this event we must
-have it on all our-programs. It
was unfortunate that our men
were not fast enough to score
points in the walking event.
Thirty years ago America led
in the number of walkers, and
they were the best in the world.
As long as this event is on the
Olympic program we should
- start to "develop walkers and be
prepared to make a" good show-
.; ihg at Berlin. ' .
If the weights are tobe thrown
a with both hands as in Stockholm,
we should start to encourage this
method of throwing. Our boys
who did master that style deserve
'"a lot of credit, as they were only
using it for five or six months.
I am firmly convinced that the
team we sent to Sweden was en-
tirely too large. We had too
many men. But we were forced
f to take them, owing to the methr
t od of selecting the team. It looks
to me as though there must be
one tryout, arid then the commit
tee can send the first, second and
' third men in this tryout, thus get
ting the very best men and at the
i same time keeping down the size
of the team.
I do not believe in.ajong ocean
trip. The men d6 not get that
iree practice they would get on
land. I think we should take the
team on a fast stea.mer, by the
shortest route, getting- them to
the games Start. I also believe
that the distance men should be
sent over even earlier, as they
need more time to get in shape
after landing.
We, Have won the track and
field Section at all Olympic games
since their revival in 1896, and
with the wonderful interest now
being taken by religious organ
ization's, clubs and civic bodies,
who believe in atheltics for the
youth, of our land, it looks as
though we would again win at
' 0 ct '
Cruelty to Relatives.
"Little Alice, whose ,parents
were well-to-do and'who lived in
a large house with a dozen ser
vants, -Had been invited out with
a tiny-friend whose people were
nof quile so welLoff. - -
All trie same, shehaa a very
good time, and' enjoyed the visit
greatly. On the' way home she
told hermother, wh8 had come to
fetch her, all about 'it.
"So you had a nice;time, dear?"
inquired the fond mother.
"Oh, yes!" replied the child.
"But there was one thing."
"What was that?"
"Well, I hate to tell you about
it; it .seems so cruel, and you
mightn't let me go again."
The mother promised that that
wouldn't happen.
"They used their own grand
mother for a cook!" whispered
Berlin ten or fifteen days before 1 the .child, in a tragic yofce.

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