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?&Gkf&&$z& denbach, former amateur middle weight boxing champion, managed and played with a nine on New York's upper West Side. The team was to play a formidable club in New Jer sey and the day before the game the third baseman went to -bed, mighty sick, causing dismay in the organiza tion, for it wasn't easy to dig up a good infielder on short notice. Rodenbach had given up hope of making any sort of a showing in the game when a friend met him and said, "Billy, there's a kid down in Hell's kitchen that looks like the goods. Go take a look at him." Rodenbach went to the historic ground and at 39th street and 11th avenue found a game for the "cham pionship Df the kitchen," in progress. Rodenbach glued his eyes on the third baseman of one team and was impressed with the way the kid scooped all sorts of drives and sailed them across to the first baseman. Between innings Rodenbach ap proached the kid and asked him to go over to Jersey the next day to play with his club. "Aw, gwan, I can't play wit you big guys," replied the little -fellow. "I'll take a chance on you. -Come on and I'll slip you a half dollar." The boy's eyes widened and he consented. Next day the kid's stops and lightning throws materially help ed Rod,enbach's team win the game. The boy became a fixture on the team and was a semi-pros star until he vaulted into the professional game. Last year, after one of the world's series games between Boston and New York, Rodenbach jumped from his seat and shook hands with one of the Red Sox. After some general talk Billy said: "I suppose you have done pretty well this season." "Yes," answered the player, -"with my salary as captain and my share of the world's series, I'll clean up about $10,000. "Good for you," said Rodenbach, "and you're easing it It's different from the day I slipped you half a dollar to play third, isn't it?" "Sure," said( the player laughing, "but do you know, Billy, that 50 cents looked as big to me that day as a thousand: does today?" And Capt Heinie Wagner of the world's champions walked from the Polo grounds, dreaming of the days when he scooped sizzling grounders off the cobble stones of Hell's kit chen. Freddie Daniels got a decision over Danny Goodman of Chicago in 15 rounds at St. Joe, Mo. o o DISCOVERS WHEN WE DO THE BIGGEST SHARE OF LOVING Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 1. The "curve of love" has been traced by Johann Jackh, after much study of the scientific principles of governing" the relations between'the sexes. His diagram shows that the male capac ity for affection toward the other sex Is highest between the ages of 24 and 26, whereas the "female curve" rises highest between 30 and 34. The statistics are based on an ex amination of the sex lives of 400 fa mous men and women. Dr. Jackh claims that man loves appreciably at twenty, but that after that there is a drop, owing to his getting over youth's "first delusions." "He begins to love strongly," says the doctor, "a twenty-four. He seldom really loves at thirty, being then too busy with his advancement in life. At that age he will accept love and In many in stances make some advances, but after thirty, almost invariably, the man is thoroughly receptive and the woman makes praqtically all the ad vances." o o " SAFE BET "Look here. That horse you sold me runs away, bites an 'I tries to kick down the stable at night You told me that if I once got him at your price I wouldn't part with him for $1,000." "Well, you won't"