Sport: Puffing Race

When the packets Tom Greene and Betsy Ann raced on the Ohio river last year (TIME, July 29) the little Betsy Ann was the second to reach the finish line but the first entirely across it. That started an argument which could not be settled until, last week, they lined up again, their engines roaring and their stovepipe smokestacks belching smoke black as ink, 50 ft. behind the starting line at Fernbank dam, twelve miles below Cincinnati. A small cannon boomed; both started for the line, the Tom Greene accelerating with the quick pick-up...

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