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You Don’t Say!

The Pittsburgh Press – July 12, 1929

The Illinois Athletic Commission recently barred Dan Koloff, a Boston wrestler, from the state…  It was charged that he wrestled Gus Sonnenberg six times since March 19… Once under his own name… And the other times under these names – Dave Shannon, Dan Kolman, Dave Petroff and Fred Gotch… And Paul Prehn, the chairman of the Illinois commission, is a former wrestler… And the wrestling coach at the University of Illinois… McGraw was bounced by the umpire a few days ago for the first time in years…  And Robby, the Brooklyn manager, never has been gated…  And when McGraw was walking toward the gate Robby said – “It’s about time some of these young fellows learn to hold their tempers.”