Transport: Midwestern Spectacle

A new spectacle which has lately drawn midwestern crowds is the roller-skating derby, a cross between a dance marathon and a six-day bike race. The troupe travels from city to city, then skates in an arena a distance equal to the intercity journey. The skaters compete in mixed pairs, get cups for speed and endurance. Last week one such roller-skating troupe set off from St. Louis in a chartered bus to put on their show in Cincinnati.

The bus was barging at 40 m.p.h. down a hill on the main highway through Salem. Ill....

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