Sport: As Anticipated

"Boat Race Day is likely to be remembered by those who see it because of the orderliness of the crowds, their patient waiting, their good humor, quiet expectancy and hilarious enthusiasm. . . ."

This tribute to a sporting event that annually draws from 500,000 to 1,000,000 Londoners to the banks of the Thames was written last month in Great Britain's Coming Events by J. N. Duckworth, coxswain of the Cambridge crew for the past four years. Had he been more frank and less polite, Cambridge's Coxswain Duckworth might have added that there...

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