Sport: Ain't No Use

Two milestones were passed in Joe Louis' life last week. Not only did his wife file suit for divorce, but he admitted the truth of rumors that he is likely to retire at the end of this year. "I ain't near the fighter I use to be," he told a newshawk after a round of golf at Detroit's Rackham golf course. "I guess I'se slipped pretty far. Won't know how far until my next fight with Lou Nova in September. If I find then I'se slipped too far, I'll give it all up. Ain't no use goin' on—just to get punched...

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