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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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"Oh, he's false alarm; he won't
last," blandly replied Murray, grin
ning. Murray won the metropolitan.
When Johnny Coulon, ex-bantam
champion essays his, comeback role
at Columbus with Frankie Dean as
his opponent, the former champ will
wear a pair of frayed navy blue fight
ing trunks. They were presented
Johnny 11 years ago at the Chicago
Athletic ass'n after Coulon had won
an amateur title. He has worn the
trunks in every engagement since
that time and had 125 battles.
Victory, as a rule attended Johnny
while he was milling in these togs and
even though he ran afoul defeat June
Scoff Nearin
After being ousted from the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania faculty for al
leged radical utterances, he got a job
at the university of Toledo. Now re
actionaries are trying to get his job
there, but he still preaches the doc
trine that $10 a week is not a living
J 9, 1914, and lost his crown to Kid
Williams, he is going to again don the
trunks and stick to them in all future
Johnny also regards a piece of
whalebone given him by his father as
an omen of good luck. Coulon, Sr.,
deceased, used the whalebone be
tween rounds to scrape foam from
Johnny's tongue, thereby easing his
breathing apparatus.
Stanley Ketchell was a great be
liever in the good luck to be derived
from rubbing the "hump" on a
Valentine (the original Knockout)
Brown once traveled around with a
hunchback called Louie. The latter
brought the pride of New York's east
side unbounded good fortune a few
years back.
Ketchell, learning of the Kayo's lit
tle shipmate, took him to the ringside
in New York one night when Willie
Lewis was billed to tangle with the
Michigan wildcat, Ketchell rubbed
the "hump" before the fight and Lew
is went down for the count early in
the second-round.
Then there's the case of Ray Bron
son, Indianapolis gladiator, now out
of commission. Bronson, who once
spilled Packey McFarland in New Or
leans, always insisted that his Bee'
onds wear blue jerseys on which the
name of Bronson was boldly conspic
uous. Another ring great always placed a
photo of his mother in his corner.
Adoring Woman (to bulldog stand
ing in murderous attitude, apparent
ly perfecting plans for licking crea
tion) Oh, oo darling! . Oh, oo twee
tie doggie!
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"The Lord looks after children,
drunken men and the United States,"
says Cousin Bill Taft But he does
not mean that the Lord overlooked
Utah and Vermont four years ago.
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