Sport: Flop of the Century

Up spoke the Secretary of War, Henry L. Stimson: "I have determined that Sergeant Barrow and Corporal Conn shall be returned at once to their military duties. The standards and interests of the Army do not permit the proposed contest to be carried out. There is no reflection upon the principals. ..."

Thereupon Sergeant Joe Louis (Barrow) returned to his chores at Fort Riley, Kans., Corporal Billy Conn to his at Fort Wadsworth, N.Y. Off for the duration were heavyweight championship prize fights. And seemingly everyone concerned, except for the two fighters, had a...

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