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June 24, 1957
VOYAGERS FROM HISTORY, THREE COLTS AND MR. JONES, A GRADE-SCHOOL TEACHER WITH A GOOD LEFT HOOK, HELMET, SHOULDER PADS AND RED TAPE, THE CLOISTERED BASE PATHS
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June 24, 1957

Events & Discoveries

VOYAGERS FROM HISTORY, THREE COLTS AND MR. JONES, A GRADE-SCHOOL TEACHER WITH A GOOD LEFT HOOK, HELMET, SHOULDER PADS AND RED TAPE, THE CLOISTERED BASE PATHS

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Q. Iron Liege?

A. Same race, and he will be up for that. He's a good horse to train.

Q. Do you call Iron Liege "Mike" as many in the stable do?

A. I call Iron Liege Iron Liege. If I had a horse named Mike, I'd call him Mike.

Q. Judging from what you have said, I take it that you do not agree with the criticism of your training.

A. Nope, I've got $790,000 in the kicker and by the time the year is over I'll have a lot more. And, brother, look out in the fall for my 2-year-olds.

With that, Jimmy Jones set out for Chicago and its racing season. Chicago racing fans can never say they have not been warned.

THE KID FROM CUT AND SHOOT

Searching big-city gyms for a good young heavyweight is something like shopping for a lion at the city pound—in both cases the chance of winding up with a dog are currently very high. This still leaves a lot of unexplored territory, however, and last week a new and promising figure leaped into the thin line of contenders for the heavyweight championship. One Roy Harris, 23, a husky schoolteacher from Cut and Shoot (pop. 193), Texas, went down to Houston and—to the surprise and delight of 10,000 fellow Texans—handily licked third-ranked Willie Pastrano of New Orleans.

Schoolteachers are not ordinarily good brawlers. Neither are college men—and Harris has attended not one but three colleges: Tarleton State, Texas A&M and Sam Houston State. But very few college men have been produced by Cut and Shoot either—and therein lies the difference. Harris was a fighter first and a student by afterthought. Cut and Shoot, which consists of three beer joints, a dance hall, a sawmill and three houses, lies in the midst of a tough and primitive area known as The Big Thicket and was named for all the cuttin' and shootin' which has gone on there in a century of Saturday nights. Roy Harris and his two fighting brothers grew up in a log cabin (some distance from what might be described as the metropolitan area of Cut and Shoot) with a boxing ring in the clearing.

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