Sport: Skating Champion

For three days, at Saranac Lake, N. Y., pistols have poked the frosty air, figures have shot over the ice, round and round a roped course, their skates knocking loud. Out of the shooting, the knocking, comes a new U. S. speed skating champion—one Francis Allen of Chicago. He competed in the 440-yard, the half-mile, the three-quarter-mile, the one-mile, the twomile, the five-mile races, scored 100 points; his nearest rival, Valentine Bialis of Lake Placid scored 80.


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