Sport: Secret Sport

Illegal in every State except Florida, the ancient sport of fighting gamecocks—a sport that fascinated George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other famed Americans—still persists throughout the U. S., followed by hundreds of thousands of devotees. Last year more than 1,000 "mains"* were held in the 48 States, nearly $5,000,000 changed hands at the pitside (in bets and admission fees), and some 20,000 respectable U. S. citizens (from ministers to politicians) subscribed to the four national magazines published for the dissemination of cocking news.

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