Sport: Mr. Smith in Manhattan

What Man o' War was in racing and Big Bill Tilden in tennis, 24-year-old Chicagoan Adolph Kiefer has been in backstroke swimming. He holds every world's backstroke record, in nine years never lost a race. But as it must to most rulers, dethroning came to Kiefer last week. In the National A.A.U. swimming meet in Manhattan, Kiefer, now a Chief Specialist at the Norfolk Naval Training Station, finally lost a 150-yard backstroke race to a 6 ft. 5 in. Michigan sophomore named Harry Holiday.

That was a U.S. swimming milestone. But the chief...

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