Sport: The Dogs Take Over

Great Britain has a new No. 1 wartime sport: dog racing. This was attested last week by no less an authority than the Churches' Committee on Gambling. With a grave face, the Committee reported that Britons had bet $188 million at totalizators (pari-mutuels) at greyhound tracks in 1942.

The figures were conservative. Including bookmakers' turnovers, the total ran well above $200 million. Dog racing now outdraws even soccer, has nosed out horse racing as Britain's most popular sport. Like tea-drinking, bitter beer and understatement, it has become a national habit.

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