Sport: Malolos

A bugle blared, the Stars & Stripes were raised, a diver swan-dived from a high platform, and a dozen white doves fluttered away to "tell the four corners of the earth" that St. Louis was host to a national swimming meet. The doves (actually squab bought from a local poultry dealer) got no farther than the four corners of the pool, but the 54th annual men's outdoor swimming championships went ahead just the same.

Stars of the meet were a team of Hawaiians, coached by ambitious Soichi Sakamoto, a U.S.-born Japanese. The flashiest team seen...

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