Sport: West Wins

No one who chanced to step on the soil of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and gaze upon Washington University's eight had any doubt about their winning the 37th annual Poughkeepsie Regatta on the Hudson River. These lads from the West averaged six feet two inches in height and when they pulled their oars the thin sliver of a boat sped through the water with the proverbial speed of greased lightning.

It was but 15.02 minutes after the start at Krum Elbow that the Washingtonian boat reached the other end of the three-mile course, two lengths...

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