National Affairs: Owens for Landon

Back from Berlin last month on the world's fastest liner, R. M. S. Queen Mary, came the world's fastest blackamoor, Jesse Owens, with four Olympic crowns in his valise. With very little money in his pocket, Sprinter Owens made no secret of the fact that he was returning to the U. S. to cash in on his athletic reputation for all it was worth. Bug-eyed Radioclown Eddie Cantor, whose recent offer of a college scholarship ended in an unfortunate cribbing fiasco (TIME, April 20), was said to be offering Owens $4,000 a week just...

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