Sport: Schoemmell

Clad in a bathing cap and a coat of black axle grease and nothing else, Mrs. Lottie Moore Schoemmell, a mother, climbed out of New York Harbor into a sheet held by her sister, while whistles screeched and 200 rain-soaked persons hailed her with cheers. She had swum from Albany to the Battery (160 miles) in 57 hr. 11 min., swimming time, beating by 6 hr. 24 min. the record made in 1921 by Mrs. Corson.* She lost 4 pounds, used 72 pounds of fat, ate lumps of sugar soaked in whiskey. Having...

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