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In a great show at Westminster last May, Britons saw a coronation. At another Westminster show, held in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden, Americans last week saw another coronation of less solemnity but more suspense. For until Judge John Bates stepped into the main ring and made his choice, 15,000 spectators had no knowledge which canine aristocrat would be crowned.

No other U. S. sporting exhibition has so long an unbroken record—62 successive years—as the show of the Westminster Kennel Club. But Westminster might have died a-whelping had it not been for...

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