Sport: Frank or Foolish?

Ever since that honest Indian, Jim Thorpe, Olympic track-and-field star and all-round athlete, discovered that he had sold out his amateur standing for the pottage ($25 a week) of two summers of bush league baseball, amateur athletes have worked at padding their expense accounts as assiduously as they have worked at their chosen sports. But the subterfuge never appealed to Kansas Runner Wes Santee. Fastest miler in U.S. history (4:00.5), Wes was out to make his way from his speed on the track—and he cared not who knew what he was doing. Rarely did his expense accounts contain the creative writing...

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