Sport: Jacks

Ten thousand bouncing, snatching girls battled grimly last week on Manhattan playgrounds for a gold medal. They battled with small rubber balls and tiny iron "jacks."— Under the fatherly eye of the New York World, which was also cocked toward circulation, metropolitan girlhood was summoned to a tournament for the jacks championship of the city. Some squatted, some kneeled, some sat tailor-fashion in the dust. Each one spread her ten jacks, bounced her rubber ball and snatched up one jack, caught her ball, bounced her ball, snatched up another, a third, until...

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