Sport: Champions & Circuit

Though nobody now considers it a sport for effeminate weaklings, U. S. fencing has produced surprisingly few top-notch masculine performers. For the past few years a half-dozen men have held a virtual monopoly on U. S. fencing titles. Last week in Manhattan a small clique of enthusiasts watched three of these men parry & thrust their way once more to national amateur championships.

Fencers Hugh V. Alessandroni and Norman C. Armitage starred on Columbia University's 1928 team, have since pushed steadily to the top. A stocky left-hander who moves surprisingly fast for his...

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