People: Personnel: Apr. 2, 1934

Last week the following were news:

During the War Jack Dempsey got into trouble by posing as a riveter in a shipyard. The labor manager of Sun Ship-building Co. dressed him in overalls, snapped his picture to use in a campaign to recruit labor. When the public saw the photograph it concluded that Boxer Dempsey had really become a riveter to escape the draft. Last week there was hardly a ripple when another great fisticuffer actually did go into the shipbuilding business. James Joseph ("Gene") Tunney was a shipping clerk and went to War...

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