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A thousand ladies and gentlemen in evening dress sat around a narrow, wooden platform beneath the great crystal chandelier of the Biltmore Hotel's grand ballroom in Manhattan one night last week and smiled indulgently as a group of white canvas-clad figures went into a huddle and yelled: "Hip, hip, hurray, America!" Promptly another huddle formed on the other side of the platform and yelled: "Hip, hip, hurray, Great Britain!" Then 19 U. S. and ten British fencers were given medals. The British got silver ones. The U. S. team got gold ones and a...

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