Sport: Petkiewicz Barred

''Suspicious." The executive committee of the Amateur Athletic Union sitting in conclave in the Woolworth Building, Manhattan, dwelt on the word. They were talking about Stanislaw Petkiewicz, Polish runner, beater of Paavo Nurmi, who had asked for permission to run in U. S. meets (TIME, Dec. 30). Had some promoter asked Petkiewicz to come over? Was he really interested simply in finding how law —his chosen subject—is taught in U. S. schools? Who were his friends? These questions, to the executive committee presided over by a serious man named Avery Brundage, seemed far...

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