Sport: Down the Yellowstone

In the heat of midsummer many strange notions pop into people's heads. Last week one Clarence Giles, a 220-lb., 41-year-old Montana livestock auctioneer, took a notion to swim nonstop down the Yellowstone River from Billings to Glendive—288 miles—for no apparent reason except to see his name in the papers and put his hometown of Glendive on the map.

With an outboard motorboat as convoy, Auctioneer Giles splashed into the swift-running yellow river one afternoon last week, splashed into print three days later when he drifted into Glendive between solid banks of cheering townsmen. Taken home on a stretcher, bleeding & bruised...

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