Dubuque, Ia., is a metropolis which has long been held up to derision by popular sophists. Because the erratic spelling and dubious pronunciation of the name make it seem to suggest provinciality, the smart Alecs of city journalism refer to ituque came, at a single bound, to long-merited renown.

The bound was made by Sabin W. Carr, a native of Dubuque and a sophomore in Yale University. Competing at Yale in intramural track and field games, he took a long pole in his hand and measured off his distance from a...

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