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A wrestler who is attracting new
attention in the east is Alex Aberg,
a Russian Finn, who has not lost a
fall in 10 years.
Interest is added to wrestling by
a report that Yusiff Mahmout is in
Paris and plans a trip to America.
It was reported Mahmout had been
killed in the Balkans. When here
before he was rated next to Gotch in
the catch-as-catch-can style.
Other candidates for Gotch's title
are Hussane, Turk; Wm. Demetral,
Greek, and Wladek Zbyszko, Gali
cian, brother of Stanislaus Zbyszko,
who wrestled in this country several
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Ten thousand dollars for three
months' work is the salary it is said
Percy Haughton will get when he
signs a new contract to coach Har
vard football teams. Haughton
shows up at Harvard each fall about
Sept. 1 and is through before No
But Haughton's value to Harvard
is shown in figures. The eight Har
vard teams Haughton has coached
scored 116 points against Yale and
held Yale to 13 points, three field
goals and two safeties. Prior to
Haughton's regn Harvard won only
three games to' Yale's 16.
The idea of Freddy Welsh asking
for a vote by sporting editors to de
cide the logical contenders for the
lightweight championship is ridicu
lous, even though a press agent
affair. If Welsh really wants to know
the logical contenders for his crown
all he has to do is watch the papers.
Charley White and Ted Lewis have
been knocking lightweights cold for
several months. They have perform
ed so well they stand out head and
shoulders above all the others, so
Welsh ought not to have any trouble
deciding who he should meet if he
really wants to meet a boxer -who has
Right on the heels of Welsh's plea
for a vote comes news that White
knocked out Milburn Saylor in one
round and Lewis knocked down Jim
my Duffy nine times in the first
round. Neither Saylor nor Duffy are
dubs. White and Lewis, in beating
them in such short time, have done
more than Welsh ever accomplished.
Welsh has not scored a knockout
since Hector was a wall-eyed pup.
In addition to Duffy, Lewis has
beaten Jack Britton twice and gave
Joe Mandot a walloping. White has
taken care of all those Lewis over
looked. Mandot may be matched with
Welsh in the near future and while
Mandot or Johnny Dundee can look
good with Welsh, they do not stand
out like White and Lewis.
If Welsh is really looking for a con
tender, which may be doubted, he
need not spend his time considering
Joe Rivers, Joe Azevedo or men like
O'Leary, practically unknown, who
was his last opponent.
"I'm through with married life, at
least for 15 years," says Prima Don
na Maggie Teyte, who, at Philadel
phia, learns that her husband has di
vorced her at Paris for leaving him
"for her art." That's the way of
some of them. They go it "for their
art" until they're 45, and then Iassoo
some old geezer to make a home for
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