Sport: Experiment in a Garden

Michael Strauss ("Mike") Jacobs is a fat, pink-shirted promoter who started his business career selling newspapers on a tough and highly competitive corner in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Later he became a peanut & popcorn peddler on Coney Island excursion boats, a venture which ended by his owning the boats. He is now Broadway's No. 1 ticket speculator. As body & soul of the Twentieth Century Sporting Club, with Fisticuffer Joe Louis under exclusive contract, he has virtually a strangle hold on the U. S. prizefight business. Last week Mike Jacobs entered a...

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