Sport: God's Mile

Short, bespectacled Gilbert Dodds kneeled and softly prayed that God grant him speed. Then the 25-year-old divinity student lined up for the final indoor mile race of 1944 in Madison Square Garden. Four minutes, 7.3 seconds later his prayer was answered munificently. With an amazing burst of last-quarter speed, he hung up a new world's record, one-tenth second faster than the mark which had stood since 1938 (TIME, March 13).


The Blue Jays became the new, official nickname last week of the Phillies, Philadelphia's National League baseball team. Excitement was rare except for Mrs. John L. Crooks of Philadelphia, the editors of...

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