Sport: Godlike

Dainty in dimity, dapper in flannels, society at Great Neck, L. I., flocked to a lawn fête. There was food, drink, talking, tittering. Into the midst of the festive scene marched a godlike creature, dressed almost as for the ancient Olympics. He smiled, shook and kissed hands all round, proceeded to a roped-off platform on the greensward. There his actions banished the last lingering doubt that he was Georges Carpentier, "gorgeous orchid man of France," beginning to train for his bout on July 24 with Gene Tunney, American light heavyweight champion, at the Polo Grounds, Manhattan.


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