Transport: Death's Holiday

To the horror-delight of vast crowds in Indianapolis last week, two men were killed and four injured in two spectacular automobile crashes during races preliminary to the 25th annual 500-mi. Sweepstakes on Memorial Day. When this final event came, however, the 150,000 yelling fans clustered around the 2½-mi. brick oval did not get the ultimate thrill. Death took a holiday. Of 33 starters, 14 dropped out with motor trouble, only one had real trouble—a crash which knocked out both driver and mechanic. First to finish was dapper little Wilbur Shaw of Indianapolis, who set a new record for the race by...

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