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 - to the Rambling Wrestlers. ^"| Nearly every...
to the Rambling Wrestlers. ^"| Nearly every week a group of be ef y me n leaves the United States for New Zealand. They re professional wrestlers, on their vay "down under" where wrestling las suddenly become popular. In America, these men draw crowds which pay $5,000,000 yearly o see them grimace and howl. L'hey put on rough and tumble shows and often even extend their assault and battery lo the referee. In Englnnd the catch-as-can, or any thing goes, type of wrestling also prevails,, But France and other continental European coun- ries permit only the so-called jiaeco-Roman type. In this no ripping and no holds below the lips arc permitted. For centuries wresUing has been he national sport of Japan. Once ,wo royal princes met on the mat. he winner being declared Emperor. 3ut Japanese wrestling is more :lcadly because it includes jiu- iitsu. Japanese wrestlers usually weigh Between 300 and 400 pounds. They have formed a powerful guild, Iho elders of which loach the sport and direct tournaments. To insure greal size, rare in the Orient, they force their sons to marry daughters of wrestlers,

Clipped from Montana Butte Standard24 Jan 1937, SunPage 36

Montana Butte Standard (Butte, Montana)24 Jan 1937, SunPage 36
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