Sport: Challenger's Arrival

On Sept. 15, two tall-masted sloops slanting across the line off Newport, R. I., will mark the start of the most expensive sports event in the world—the four-out-of-seven races for the America's Cup. The owner of the British challenger. Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith, arrived in Manhattan last week, a few days ahead of his Endeavour which was being towed across the Atlantic by his Diesel yacht. With a stickpin burgee of the Royal Yacht Squadron in his necktie and a briar pipe in his mouth. Owner Sopwith...

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