Sport: A Babe in a Brewery

No outsider was admitted to Col. Jake Ruppert's office in his big red brick brewery, but Manhattan newshawks knew what went on inside. Most specific was Reporter Rud Rennie in the Herald Tribune:

"Well, Babe," said the Colonel, ''what do you want?"

"Well, Colonel." replied the Babe, sparring, ''what do you say?''

''Twenty thousand dollars," snapped the Colonel.

"No," said the Babe, "I couldn't sign for that."

"Well, what do you want? What do you want?"

''I'd like to get $35,000," said the Babe.

"Will you sign for $35,000?"


"All right," said the Colonel. "I'll give...

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