Sport: Scrap for the Army

Just when the fight fans had about given up hope, the Big Fight got a green light. The War Department last week sanctioned a return match—at Yankee Stadium Oct. 12—between Sergeant Joe Louis, world's heavyweight champion, and Private Billy Conn, the Pittsburgh toughie who, a year ago last June, succeeded in confounding the champ for a good part of twelve rounds before going the way of all challengers. Beneficiary of the fight: Army Relief. Neither fighter will collect a cent.

Louis hasn't laced on a boxing glove since he began cavalry training at Fort Riley three months ago. Conn's last fight was...

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