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Anyway, put me on the roster of the Happy Knoll group of noncombatants and send along proof so I can use it as a credit card with the bartender.
?Others who have made this a merry Christmas week for Happy Knoll's Olympic Fund are: Peter Van de Water, Upper Darby, Pa.; F.M.I. Hjertberg, Falls Church, Va.; Barbara Enderlin, Roxbury, N.Y.; Bill Lancaster, Chula Vista, Calif.; Michael Kelly, Bronx, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John Widmyer, Lancaster, Pa.; Gerald Marlatt, Chicago; Ralph Brit-ton, Jacksonville, Fla.; Kenneth Nelson, Wills Point, Texas; J. R. Cunningham, Redlands, Calif.; J. H. Fultz, Moses Lake, Wash.; T. H. Garrison, Tampa; James Spencer, Montreal; Henry Caldwell, Rockford, Ill.; H. Magoon, Buffalo, N.Y.; Harold Carlo, Batavia, N.Y.; Bernard Peyton, New York.—ED.
Traffic Judge has been able to overpower the rest of the meager competition in the 3-year-old division only since Saratoga was eliminated from competition as a result of an accident. In their only two encounters Saratoga was undoubtedly the better. While forcing Nashua to set a track record in the Preakness, Saratoga soundly beat Traffic Judge by seven lengths, and in the Choice Stakes at Monmouth, Saratoga, conceding four pounds, scored a decisive victory over Traffic Judge. The latter's current rating, in my opinion, is due to a lucky break only.
?Perhaps what swayed expert opinion in favor of Traffic Judge were his outstanding performances in the Arlington Classic, where the 3-year-old colt finished only one-half length behind Nashua, and in the American Derby where Swaps beat him by a length. Both races were run after the Preakness.—ED.
EVEN A GREAT HEART MUST EAT
When Sam was in training at the Red Hill Inn at North Reading, Mass. for a Boston bout with Gunboat Smith, Harry Gath and I went to see him. At some previous time Harry had been connected-with Sam either in a managerial or business way, and they had not seen each other for some years. Mr. Liebling can appreciate the tearful bear hug Harry received from this great heart. There is one thing I will never forget. On leaving, Harry said, "Sam, I'll be placing a little bet on this fight." Grinning broadly, Sam replied, "Not this time, Harry. Next time."
Sam Langford could have beaten any one he wanted to. Jack Johnson knew that Sam beat him and of course never fought him again. "Old Great Heart" could flatten Stan Ketchell in the first part of Round 1 but Sam had to eat, and to eat he followed the rules now used in wrestling, and if you will excuse me, I suspect in the boxing game.
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