Sport: Augury?

In the dusty playground of the Clay Public School, Philadelphia, students cheered, exhorted. "Gene Tunney" was fighting "Jack Dempsey," was carrying the fight to the champion. "Come on, Gene!" screamed pupils, "knock him out!" Encouraged, the "challenger" belabored lustily, incautiously. "Dempsey" saw an -opening, swung a haymaker.

Later, when the body of "Tunney" (Manuel Kin, aged 12) was being removed, "Dempsey" (Carl Weinstein, aged 10) sobbed: "I didn't mean to. . . ."

Manuel's death was due to an untimely blood clot.


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