Sep 08, 1946 Waukegan Bulldogs Fight; One Man Dead

Waukegan - A fight which involved two bulldogs, their boy owners and the fathers of the boys left one man dead today and another in jail facing a murder charge.  Neighbors of the participants gave police the following account of the brawl:

After dinner last night, Howard Moon jr., 6, left his home to take his bulldog for a walk.  About the same time, Harry Christian, 13, stepped from his nearby house with his bulldog.  The dogs tangled and the boys started arguing.

Attracted by the noise, Moon's father, Howard Moon sr., rushed from his residence, kicked Christian's dog and slapped the Christian boy, according to police.

Oscar Strean, a one-armed cab driver who was attracted by the noise, protested the slapping and his son, William, and ex-GI, shoved Moon backward over a nearby bicycle.

Moon got up but was hit by Timothy Christian, 45, father of Harry.  Moon never regained consciousness.  He died in Victory Memorial Hospital early today.  Christian was taken to jail.

San Diego Union, September 8, 1946, p. 62