SOUTH AFRICA: A Matter of Courtesy

Freddie Mills is a British boxer, one of the best. A light heavyweight, he had just kayoed Champ Johnny Ralph to win South Africa's heavyweight crown.

Denis Compton is a British cricketer and a friend of Freddie's. But in the atlas of British sports—South African edition, at least—cricket and pugilism are as far removed as Capetown and Lord's, home pitch of London's swank Marylebone Cricket Club. Last week, as Freddie fought his fight in Johannesburg, Denis—in Capetown to play with the M.C.C. team against South Africa's Western Province Cricket Club—invited him to drop in at Newland's Cricket Pavilion.

But when Freddie...

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