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j SEVENTY-THIRD YEAR ! a ; -n SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 5. 1923 i - FMCE FIVE CENTS
MifSriiw rraM'nr (fiMmrnr-
: HUGE OfflTIOf
: IN ROSE CITY
r.hief Is "Orator of the Dav
f at Old-Time July Fourth
i Celebration; 1 Party Makes
; Many Calls
EniTISH SEAMEN ARE
! ' MARCHED 'IN PARADE
j Tribute. Paid Visitors From
i Overseas; By rresiaenx
' PORTLAND, Ore., July 4.
(By Associated: Press.) Presl
Hnt HrdiDK was."tbe orator, ot
the day" ot Portlahd'B Indepen
dence Day celebration and in his
address, delivered this afternoon
at I Multnomah athletic field, -he
made a plea for reconsecratlon to
American ideals and purposes and
uried that the United States move
to avoid war by "doing the one
tkfiiK 'more" adhere to the perm
aaent court of, International jns-
Vrees Universal Peace.
"Every man wearing the habil
iments of an American citizen
must be an American in his heart
and soul." the chief executive de
clared. "I would like to acclaim
tne day when there is no room
In' Amertca, any where, for those
who def the law. and those who
seek our hospitality for the pur
Dose of destroying our Institutions
should be deportedorjheia jaecure-
, ly Jbehind prison walls.
"There is one thing more we
can do, he asserted after con
eroding hiaVAmerlcaniaatlon- ap
peal. "We want no more of war.
To that end I have asked the sen
ate to give its assent to Ameri
can participation in the perman
ent court of International justice
I want -America- to give of its
influence to bring about' universal
peace. ; . s '
, - Celebration Typical. i '
'. The celebration In which the
President and Mrs. Harding were
the chief participants was a typi
cal Fourth of I July Day observance
There was the speaking, and
then there were fireworks and a
r'de. ; The; last pamed event
made history not alone for Port
land but1 for America as in the
. line of march were sailors and
marines .from II. M. S. Cruiser
Curlew,vwhich lies inj the harbor
aer?. Never before; had a Brlt--ish
naval force1 , marched -in an
V American Independence Day par
ade. Fprtherntore ' six staff of
ficers of the British navy sat In
tae 'speaker 'a stand and heard the
j declaration of independence read
and the President's address. v
"1 am' glad onr. British friends
. hare shown us : that distinction,"
the President paused In his ad
dress to say, "for ft symbolizes the
progress of the last 147 years and
shows na the whole English speak
ing world is kin; I hope that In
the future the forces of British
and .American navies may ever
march1 toward everlasting peace.1'
Enthusiastically Greeted. '
i In ; addition to .participation in
i the ' parade the British forces
j through their commanderjCap-
tain Holbrook, paid theirV r
1 "Pecta to the President by cahinV'
lat hfa hotel. " ,v"' '
j The parade followed the arrival
Lot the presidential party here early
j la the day and led through streets j
crowded with enrb. to building!
llna of cheertng and flag waving
eitheas. Members of the party
Tegarded as one of the most en
thusiastic receptions Mr. and Mrs;
Harding have received on their
Western trip. .
Speaks to PostpMen. ,
i icsmeni went airecny
(Continued on Page 8)
OREGO.Vj i Thursday, gener-
' Wednesday i
Maximam temperature. 80.
Minimum temperatire, 50.
River, 7 inches; falling.
Rainfall, none.' ' .
THIRTEEN- ARE DEAD
AS PIRECT RESULTS
OF CELEBRATING 4TH
Fireworks Continue to Take Lives, Though Not as Many
as in Former Years; Deaths are From Varied Causes;
List of Injured Not! Yet Completed; Majority are
J CHICAGO,1 July 4. (By Associated Press.) Thirteen
lives and numerous injuries were the price which fireworks
and Independence Dayt celebrations exacted in the country
hisyear in" spite of the activities of safety advocates to ac
complish a "safe and sanef ' .Fdiirthof 'Juiyi 1 ' ' f '
j Most of those killed were chndren " and youths. Anton
iBeites of Pittsburgh, Pa4 was. shot and killed by. his wife,
Who declared the shooting was accidental. 1
LEGION ItEC.RKTS THAT
JACK'S - BLOCK WAS NOT
KNOCKED OfT BY TOMMY
4 I -
PRESCOTTS Ariz., July
resolution! regretting that
Tommy Gibbons "failed ; to
knock off ; Jack Dempsey's
block, " was : adopted late to
day by the executive commit
tee of the Arizona state depart
ment of" the American Legion,
which was in Bession to trans
act Legion business. The reso
lution follows: j . . 'if-
"Resolved that ; thexecntive
committee ot the American Le
gion, department of Arlsona,
having" been Informed at the
conclusion . of its general ses
sion of the result of thevGIb-bons-Dempsey
that Gibbons failed to knock
Dempsey8 block off." ;
Parade Biggest Ever Held in
City -Prizes Awarded
Program in Park
S1LVERTON, Or.. July 4.
(Special to The Statesman.)
Doubtless the largest crowd that
ever attended a celebration ; of any
kind here, and the largest parade
ever staged in this city, were fea
tures of Silverton's observance of
independence day. ,
Norman F. Coleman 1 of ... Port
land president, of the Loyal Le
gion of Loggers and Lumbermen,
was the speaker of the day. : nnd
his' address showed a keen study
of present-day problems from par
triotic point of , view. ? ' j
Prizes for Dest showings In
the parade were "a warded as fol
lows:" i '
Best - decorated ' automobilev
First. Lois Zimmerman ; second.
Mrs Robert Ren wick. s
Best marching organization-
First, Fischer , Flouring mills.;
second, Salem Cherrlans.
; Ind ustr ial f loat Fi rst. Fischer
Flouring mills;! second,' Silver
Falls Lumber company. V
Fraternal organizations First,
Boy Scouts; secondv v Campf Ire
girls. . ; - :. : "
Business floats First, George
Barr; second. Woolen Mills store.
Special bicycle prizes were givr
en to. first, Elfzabeth Kleinserge;
second, small daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Bentson ; and third,
small daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Rpdd Bentson .
K special pony prize was give
to John Van. j
The parade was followed by a
program in the park in , which
three bands participated, the Sil
verton band. the J Trinity band
the Salem Cherrian band. ?
At the park Laura Osterlund
was introduced as the qneen of
the celebration. I "America" was
sung by the audience' with ; band
accompaniment and .the Declara
tion of Independence was read by
Ronald Hubbs. i ; ? .
- Oscar B. Gingrich of Salem
sang several solos accompanied by
the Cherrian band, and each time
was' encored, his singing making
a strong appeal to the crowd. Con
cluding music was the "Star Span
gled Banner," by i the : Cherrian
band.: .'' ? ' I
The program ; was followed by
general sports. ? Silverton defeat-3'
(Continued on page I.)
I Four boys' died in .Pittsburg lo
day from .tetanus, which resulted
Irom pre-hollday celebrations.. Or
ville, Cramer. 19. of Danville. 111
was killed when a gas pipe loaded
With powder exploded, and Joseph
Javatone of Gloversville. N. . Y.,
died from burns which he. received
when a fire cracker exploded in
Ws pocket. '. I .
I Marcus Sayre, two years old, of
Jacksonville, III., died after swal
lowing chemicals in fireworks.- At
Dixon, 111., Ernest Starkey. 12.
was drowned "in the Jtock riyei
while attempting to save a com
panion. . - : f
; Numerous accidents, which re
suited in injuries, were reported
from scattered parts of the coun
try. In St. Louis 3C persons were
Injured by fireworks, but all ex
cept three suffered only minor in
juries. --'' . . i
In' Chicaso the exnlosion of a
can of carbide tore off part of
a boy's jaw and knocked out hit
upper teeth! ' Another small bo
shot himself in the leg while clean
ing-a . pistol. One woman wa:
shot in the thigh while seated on
the porch v of her home, and an
other was' wounded In the thigh
by the explosion of a cartridge
which boys-had placed on a street
jcar track. I '
- Charles Connor, 25, of Hunt
ington, W. lVa., was almost in
etantly killed at Jackson, Ohio
when a huge firecracker prema
turely exploded. ' '. , " . ; ;
Herbert Plate, 22'. was kllle
and two other ) persons Injured
one seriously at Baltimore today,
when a gnn, overloaded with
noisy chemical mixture exploded
: In New York Peter Vaearelli
was shot and killed when a pisto'
in the hands of his chum exploded
accidentally, 'and Francis Gordo
succumbed to heart failure w'Jln a
giant firecracker exploded nnde:
his feet. ' , ?
SEATTLE OURTII SANE
; SEATTLE, July 4. For the
first time in the records of the
Seattle police department the
night of the Fourth of July came
without a single mark on . the
blotter or a youngster hurt by
fireworks, p ;:; v;
Lettersi From M
By GEORGE H. GRAVES.
ROUND VI. '
HELENA, Mont., June 29. I
found out yesterday that the sun
In Montana Is hot. Rode all. day
with my top down, and .today my
face look like a raw piece of beef.
I am sure sunburned. Up goes
the top tomorrow, j 1
It looks to me like state traffic
officers area good thing. Twenty-
five per cent of the cars in this
ctate seem to have last year s
license, and another' 25 per cent
have no .license at all. God!
what a haul the Oregon state traf
fic officers could make here.
Until yesterday I had not 'een
an. Oregon car license, for a week,
and then one passed me, going In
the same direction. ' Tooted and
tooted the horn but did not stop.
saw the car was ; from Salem,
so I do not know who it was. ?. v
Am staying In Helena today to
see and hear President . Harding
tonight. I have a reserved ' seat.
Helena I Mont. I ;. do not ' like
the looks - of this place. , Some
good stores here but' If sure is
not progressive.!; The main street
id paved with broken down brick.
so when an auto goes over It yon
can- hear, every rattle that was
m . ur cr-
The street car tracks are - o
crooked I do aot understand ho
IN SALT LAKE
Young Girl Breaks Neck
j When Structure Gives Way
J Several Others Injured
j SALT LAKE CITY, July 4.-
One person was -killed .and .43 in
jui ed, several .seriously here .early
tonight when' a temporary; grand
stand, loaded with hundreds of
persons watching a; Fourth of July
teltbratlon' afLilierty.park gave
way- and crashed to the. ground
burying under'the wreckage many
of the- injured. I
i Ruddy Soderbury;: 9 years old
lost her life in. the :rash, dying
of a broken neck at the Emergency
hospital, most of , the Injured suf
fered broken limbs, body abra
sIour or head injuries, i 3
The crash-occurred after thous
ands had gathered atl the park
when the accident occurred. And
pandemonium reigned,1 "among
portion of the, crowd nearest the
grandstand, causing rescue' work
era to be hindered In their efforts
to extricate those buried under
the twisted mass of wreckage.
Drives Machine at Speed o
I 105.76 Miles Per Hour
for 250 Miles
f KANSAS? CITY. Mo., July 4
(By the Associated Press,) Ed
die "Hearne, Los. Angeles, averag
Ing; 105.76 miles an honr.'raced
to victory In a 250-mile national
championship' automobile race
here -today and went' into second
place in the national rating of race
drivers. Hearne's time was 2:21
21.15. " . -
f Earl Cooper, with a . time; of
2:27: 33.85, -was second, " eight
laps behind Hearne. Harlan Fen
gler was third with a time of 2U:
44:54.88. Dave Lewis finished
the race in fourth position' in
Only five of the 12 cars which
started finished the race. Seven
cars were , forced out by. motor
iruuoie. tniy one acciaent mars
ed the race but there were no in
juries. Near the end of the 105th
lap a rear tire of the car driven
by Harry Hartz blew out and
swerved his car through the in
side railing at the far turn. The
ir turned around 'veralv times
but Hartz 'was unscratehd. .
Jimmy Murphy, last yeir's na
t'onal champion, , was forced ont
of the race at the end of the 144th
lap, Murphy had ;led the race up
to the 107th lap.
Ralph De Palma led the race at
the 25-mile mark with an average
speed of 105.5 miles' an hour, but
the pace began increasing, and
Jimmy Murphy was in the lead at
the 50-mile with an average speed
of 113.8 miles an hour. At one
time Murphy was driving his lit
cnntlnnetl on page 2) -
Salem Fight Eaiii
the street cars stay on them. . It
makes an awful bad impression on
Helena looks to me like it had
been hit by an earthquake. The
streets are In an awful condition,
narrow, and the sidewalks also
are narrow.' and only about two
people can walk side by side
vvhen I ' tet my suitcase on the
street, before leaving they were so
narrow . that' pedestrians' had to
make a detour. i ,
i President ilardlng At 4 o'clock
I lined up with the rest of the
spectators to see the parade "and
to see our president. I stood or
some time, as the train was a half
hour late, but. found it difficult
to stand on, the sidewalks because
they are so slanting and crooked.
In fact the whole town of Helena
looked crooked to me. It sur
prised me how few people were
on the streets; in fact the sunny
aide did not have any at all. Up
here there , , are-; no surrounding
towns to draw from. The people
ire all in one town, and then for
miles there is not. even a house. ,'
i At: last ', the president came.
There was ; very little cheering.
The president seemed to wave his'
hat , more than his countrymen
j After the parade the president
: . (Continued on page 3) '
IVILUI U1IU VUIIVU
BIG SHARE OF
Several Thousand People At
tend Automobile and Mo
torcyefe Events at: Lone
Oak Track i
SALEM MUCH SLIGHTED
BY GODDESS OF LUCK
Biggest Thrills of Afternoon
f are Furnished By Speedy
Several thousand people attend
ed the auto races at Lone Oak
track Wednesday ; afternoon, and
saw some remarkably good racing
In - which! Medford ear r led . away
the , lion's share. : Nobody .was
hurt, and not a single car . was
wrecked other j than in. its hopes.
Several developed minor mechan
Cal, troubles, - and faded out; of
the races, but . that was the very
worst. .The owners still have the
cars; ' and j practically' nothing - to
jay-rthere wasn't ne that could
fft drive home under. 'its own
yteam. j .
Salem Not in Lack 1
The Salem entries did not win
a first. Two of the three were
too new f to the track, and pos
siblr their, drivers' as welL The
Templar Special, owned i by. G. Q
u&ckenbush and driven, by Fioya
rown, . won second" in t the ' first
division 10-mile event, and third
A the ; 25-raiie :free-for-all
The Rhodes Special came in
fifth "in the second 1 10-mile race.
Just behind the monef. He had
only two i days to refit s the car
after it had lain idle for a year,
and; had been mostly rebuilt. The
car shewed quality, but' it hadn't
the racing adjustment: The Dodge
Special built by Lee Everly; placed
fourth In the 25-mile event.-"
' JEssex Special Shows ClasH
The real racing class of the day
was the Essex Special, driven. by
C. J. Walker of Medford. Some
of the Medford driyers had .pro
tested the Walter Blume, Dodge
Special entry, on the ground that
Blume was. an, out-and-out pro
fessional.: Walker, however, jhad
stayed . in-1 they all came back,
eventually and most of them
beat the Blume entry, anyhow,
for the Blume car went bad in
the first race. The .Essex iwas
the mechanical master of the track
at all times. : ' It never failed to
sound ite perfection ot motor
notes. The car is a hard looker,
but it' is a real, races, and got a
great hand from the crowdi j
The ' big Stephens 3in lotst a
place in the 25 mile' event by
shedding a tire Just after passing
the grandstand on the 23rd' lap.
w"hen" It was In second' place. I It
was the biggest car of the race.
It weighed 2600 pounds, or there
abouts, while the little Rhodes
entry weighed only 960 pounds
The- Baby Frontenac' or
Donald Special, from Portland,
had the misfortune to break ' a
driving shaft and lose its chance.
il nas always ueeu a, . niieoujr tai,
but also not, very far from hard
luck. The Silverton Spark Plug.
that has done miles at the rate
of 4 miles an hour, ( failed; to
stand, up in Its feeding mechanism
and dropped out. Only , one), re
built Ford' was placed anywhere
in the money the Lockwood spe
cial, third in the- first division
10-mile race. ; .
The track was not' in good con
dition for raeing. The heavy dust
on the second turn , and the, mud
on the fourth turn Into the home
stretch, slowed up the time many
seconds, especially for the early
races. The mud, however, dried
up, and eome of the dust blew
off, so that the last races were
safe enough. ' The way , the iars
skidded in coming through
mud Into ' the home stretch-
hair-raising, ! but the! expected
wreck did jiot occur. ' :
. Motorcycles; Thrill . r
The motorcycle race were the
real thrillers of the day. They
took the track after, the iaud
spots were pretty well .dried up
ad tney shewed a; fine turn' ot
speed. 77 All the ; riders 7 were pro
fesslonals, who could get Into ac-ti-Mi
in a- fraction of 4 the, time
(Continued on page 7.)
David ; Fagan Is Killed While
Battling With Helena Po
liceman in Noodle Parlor '
HELENA, Mont., July 4. Dav
id Fagnan, a veteran of the world
war and for. some time under
treatment at 1 the United States
veterans' hospital at Fort Harri
son here, was shot and mortally
wounded by Officer Tom Martin
of the Helena police this evening,
in a noodle parlor.
, Fagnan had "stuck up" and
robbed the two Chinese on duty
at the place, and still had his vic
tims covered with a revolver when
Martin, accompanied by Fred Kel
ler, another policeman, entered. 1
' Fagnan fired at artin, the
bullet ' being deflected by a note
book in the officer's pocket. The
officer returned the fire at close
range, three bullets taking effect.
I Fagnon continued shooting as
long as he could stand, one of his
bullets striking John Weber, 15
years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs
Martin Weber of 1666 Phoenix
avenue, in the right leg.
Will Expend-Three. Million
Between Mexican Border
and Portland :
SAN FRANCISCO, July 4. The
construction of a chain of stage
terminals from El Centro, Calif.,
near the Mexican border, to Port
land, Ore., will be undertaken by
Louis R; Lurfe of San Francisco,
it was announced here today. The
chain will be leased under a long
trerm contract to the Pick well cor
poration, which conduct's ' stage
lines' in. California and Oregon.
The total cdst of the terminate
will be approximately $3,000,000.
in san rancisco, i-.os Angeies
and Portland Lurfe plans to erect
terminals, which will cost $500,-
600 each. Many of the terminals
will have hotel facilities in addi
tion to modern waiting rooms and
Terminals will be erected at El
Centro, San 'Diego, San Juan Cap-
istrano, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Los
Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara,
San Lois Obispo. Paso Robles, Sa
linas; Watsonville, San Jose, San
Francisco, Sacramento, ' Redding,
Yreka and Red Bluffs in Califor
nia, and Medford, Roseburg and,
Portland, in Oregon.
After the fight is ouer---Affer
the fight is worn? 9
SHELBY, July 4. (By Asso
ciated Press.) Defeat after . 15
rounds on a referee's decision
tasted almost as sweet as victory
to Tommy Gibbons, his manager,
Eddie Kane, and hundreds of
friends who started after the chal
lenger as he left the ring at the
end of the fight.
"I want : a : return bout with
Dempsey," Gibbons said, when he
finished a rubdown at home.
! "This fight gave me an insight
into, his style , of fighting and I
know what I can do against him."
SHELBY, Mont., July 4. (By
Associated Press.) Jack Demp
sey hoarded his private car an
hour after today's fight and start
ed the trip back to his Great Falls
training camp a disappointed
champion disappointed because
he' failed to knock out Gibbons.
But. in the next breath, he ex
pressed his admiration for the
fighting ability of the St. Paul
challenger. . "!
. Tin a way. t am disappointed
with the result." Dempsey said.
"I think I won clearly enough to
dispel any tloubt on. the decision
but I felt sure when I entered1 the
ring I could knock Gibbons out.
In this I failed and, whtle I am
disappointed, I want to express
my admiration .f or Gibbons . and
the bout he put up.
. SHELBY, July 4. -(By; Asso
ciated Press.) The approximate
total of gate receipts at the Dexnp-
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Entire Sbortina World Is Ama7Pri Ri ctavinnAriiiiiu n:..
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played By Tommy Gibbons; Knock-Out Was Expected
to End Battle Within First Seven Rounds; Moral Vic-
'wi lv viwiiuvu i vi . vuaiiciiyci
SHELBY, Mont., July 4. (By Associated Press.) The
whole -sporting: world was wrong- with the exception of
that courteous, smiling, individual, Tommy Gibbons of St.
Paul. ";f .;:. . .; ,: . -
The challenger, to the astonishment of - the 25,000 spec
tators m the sun-baked arena oh the edge of this oil-boom-town,
was on his feet, still fighting at the -end of -his sched
uled 15-roujid heavyweight championship battle today with
Jack Dempsey when almost everybody expected him to be
knocked out in six or seven rounds. Dempsey, the cham
pion, was an overwhelming favorite to win by a knockout
early in the battle. : ,
Referee Jimmy Daugherty of Philadelphia, awarded
Dempsey the decision when the gong clanged ending the
fifteenth round but.Gibbohs, who did hot get a cent for fiirht-
i! p ring wim a moral victory. It was
the first time that any fighter hakJ mnnatrwl tk-fW rimnncn,,
and stUl be on his feet at the finish since he became champion.
Krupp Management Signs
Agreement With t ranee
to Use Branch Line
ESSEN", July s. (By the Asso
ciated Press. Announcement that
the management j of "the Krupjp
works had signed an agreement
with engineers of the commission
occupation fpr the use of a branch
railroad line connecting the two
branches of the Krupp -plants wa?
made today by the French author
ities. This :s looked upon by the
French as an indication of tht
weakening of . passive resistance
by the Germans. "
The agreement is the' outcome
of the occupation by the Frencl
on Monday of the foundries ani1,
coal .yards of the Krupp locomo
tive branch- at Segeroth. a little
station near Essen. When tfle:
look over the plant the French
found 7,000 tons of coal and coke
12 ; locomotives and several hun
dred tons of tires of locomotive;
and railway cars. 1
sey-tiibbons - heavyweight title
bout this' afternoon. was 5201,485,
according to figures made public
tonight by ' Charles Rasmusson,
Montana collector of internal rev
enue. . ' -. ' ' .
The department ef internal rev
enue will collect a total of $22
448.50 on the receipts, Rassmus-
son announced. .
Approximately 2300 tickets In
the $20 seat section were sold at
half price, he said, and on these
tickets the government tax of 10
per cent was collected, even
though the promoters suffered a
loss of $10 ,on "each ticket thus
sold. . . . f.; . - , "
The total number ef tickets In
at the gate today was 7,202,
Rasmu8son's figures showed. - A
total of 7C4 passes were given out
bringing the recorded attendance
on the face of the collector's fig
ures to 7,966. ; v
SHELBY, July 4 Jack Kearns,
Dempsey's manager, fell approx
imately $48,000 short of getting
the third; $100,000 of the cham
The. discrepancy, between the
number of paid admissions and the
number that actually witnessed
the fight was due to the fact that
thousands of persons '"crashed"
the gate. . In other words,1 they
overwhelmed the gatekepers and
police and swarmed into the arena,
. The total loss on the fight to
the promoters - and business men
(Continued on page 7.)
. " c icyuiauuu 111 U U o
In 86 fightsof never haviifg been
knocked off his feet: That repu
tation is still good. Dempsey had
him dizzy and weary Drobablr
half a dozen times today but fall-
ed to knock him out.
The fighf iad an entirely dif
ferent ending ' than any of ; the
spectators expected. Even the en
thusiastic Gibbons i protagonists.
shouting encouragement to their
fighter, had not the slighted Idea
he wonldlast more than seven or
eijsui rounas. -in ract it was the
consensus of opinion that four or
five rounds would find Tommy on
the floor, knocked out.
: Verdict Well Received
Although Gibbons was the un
doubted favorite of the crowd, not
a word of dissension was heard
over' Referee Dougherty's ' decis
ion. It had previously been rum
ored that If., by ahy chance the
fight went the. limit, there woul4
be a riot if the decision went ta
Dempsey. ; State, and local pollct
and jnany depnty sheriffs were on
hand but there' was no disturbance,
at any time. .
- Referee Dougherty did not hes
itate an instant after the bell of
the 15th round sounded In rais
ing .Dempsey's- hand. Gibbons,
his face somewhat bloodsmeared
and , lips and nose brilisea, smil
ingly extended his nana to Demp
sey,; Then he trotted to his cor
ner where he received a deafen
ing, ovation. ' and the crowds of
Gibbons' admirers rushed toward '
the ring, The police and deputies
did .not , interfere' as it was seen
that .every tone was good natured .
and merely -wanted to get a close
up glimpse of Tommy.
, . . Tribesmen Present
Shoving his way throngh the
cheering spectators. Chief Curly
Bear of ' the : Black feet Indians
climbed in to. the ring. The In
dians recently adopted Tommy as
a brother of the trlbeJ The tall
chief, resplendent In feathers and 1
rainbow hues, lifted his eagle tip
ped war bonnet from his head and
placed it on that of Gibbons, while
the crowd yelled Itself hoarse.
The wife of Mayor Jim John
son of Shelby hurried to the ring
and threw ; her arme around the
challenger.- Hundreds tried to
shake hands with-htm. He smil
ed j broadly at the demonstration
while his seconds removed : his
-. K earns Stunned '
While the championship battle
was a surprise td the fight fans, .
it was more than amaizng to Jack s
Kearns, Dempsey's . manager.
Kearns was stunned after the first
live or six rounds had demon
strated that the champion was un
able to hit Gibbons effectively.
The manager. ; as . well as every
member' of the champion's camp,
were sure-Dempsey would slip
over a knockout In four or five"
round. " -
Gibbons played a hlt and run
game, righting a remarkable de
fensive fight . throughout He
never-gave Dempsey much of an
opportunity to land th)B sleeping
power punch. But In some rounds
he switched his tactics and sur- .
prised the champion by carrj ins
the fighting to him and even out-
boxed him In spots.
25,000 at Fight ' '
While there were barely 8,00 fJ
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