The Pantagraph, 22 Sep 1938, Page 13.
Honor New York Sports Writer at Dinner Party FanUKraph Central Illinois Sertlre. PAXTOX. Sid Mercer, one of New York city's outstanding sports writers and authorities was the honor guest at a dinner given Tuesday Tuesday night by Harold Stevens and A. R. Sheldon at the home of the former on West Franklin avenue. Mercer is a Paxton product and is now recognized as one of the leading sports authorities in the big town. Accompanying him to Paxton for the event were Claire Kelly of the Chicago American, Tommy Thomas, who refereed the Joe Louis-Brad-dock Louis-Brad-dock Louis-Brad-dock Louis-Brad-dock Louis-Brad-dock fight, and Davis H. Rutizer of the Western Union Telegraph company. Many prominent in the sporting and business life of Central Illinois were included among the 100 guest3 at the dinner.