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Joe Louis Joins the Service, 1942...



Item # 587229

January 13, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1942

* Heavyweight Boxing Champion
* Joins army


This 40 page newspaper has a two line, one column headline on page 10: "LOUIS SIGNS AT $21, EAGER 'TO GET JAPS'" with subheads that include: "Them Japs is Lightweights, Anyway, Says Champion as He Weighs in at 220"  Also a two column photo of Louis shaking hands with commander.
 
Other news of the day throughout. Somewhat browned with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

 

Category: The 20th Century