"The boys of Buckman had a meeting last Monday for the purpose of organizing an athletic association. The price to join was fixed at $1.00. The money will go towards buying boxing gloves, punching bags and a wrestling mat. The village hall can be used for awhile. The boys all agreed that the first big purse won against one of the "White Hopes" or Jack Johnson will go toward building a hall of their own".
"Well, our punching bag is here and put up. Frank Mischke got the first prize for the fastest hitter. He can make them hum. Any one that wants to take a share, come now."
: : : : : :This is not one of ours ( a picture of a boxer from the internet), but I assume bruising and black eyes might have been a deterrent for the Buckman tough guys, not to mention plowing and planting that spring....