In the first bout of the tournament Dempsey faced Jim Corbett. WIND broadcast the fight, complete with crowd noises and a blow-by-blow description. Dempsey won every one of the first six rounds, then knocked out Corbett in the seventh, using a left and a right to the head. The computer said Dempsey was just too strong for the slimmer, high-style boxer that was Corbett.
On Nov. 6 Dempsey must fight the winner of a recent match between John L. Sullivan and Jimmy Braddock, which, to no one's amazement, Sullivan won. There will be six other matches, including, on Oct. 30, Muhammad Ali versus Max Schmeling.
TEEN-AGER'S BIG DAY
At age 16 Craig Perret is one of the youngest jockeys in the country, and at 95 pounds he must be among the very lightest. He also has come to be one of the most acclaimed.
One recent Wednesday, at Chicago's Hawthorne racetrack, he had no mount in the first race, but finished first in the second, third, fourth and fifth events, was third in the sixth and came back to win the seventh. One of his mounts, Tinker Tom in the second race, paid $54.80 for $2.
Such success is not particularly new for this teen-ager. He led all riders at the Balmoral meeting, was second at Arlington, but was having a slump at Hawthorne when his big day came up.
Though his five winners in six starts was not a record for Hawthorne—Johnny Heckmann had seven for eight back in 1956—it boosted Perret to second place in the jockey standings, behind Walter Blum.
In the wide-open spaces of the American West game of all kinds is in generally plentiful supply—in part because the ratio of hunters to hunted gives the game a chance. Nevada, with a population figure of 4.2 human beings per square mile, especially enjoys this advantage since 86.8% of its 110,540 square miles is owned by the Federal Government—mountain desert rangeland.
That kind of milieu is fine for many kinds of game but not for pheasant, and this year's pheasant season has been reduced drastically. The pheasant can live only in areas which are rich in farm products, points out Gene McDowell of the Nevada Fish and Game Commission, so that normally the commission buys 10,000 pheasants a year from California game breeders, at a cost of $2.50 a bird, and releases them on farms and other private lands where pheasants can live. In return, the ranchers admit the hunters to their lands.