Sport: Amphibious Bill

On the Detroit River last week, in the first heat of motorboating's famed Gold Cup race, the foot throttle in "Wild Bill" Cantrell's boat went out of whack. The 1,710 horses in his mahogany-hulled boat relaxed; My Sweetie came almost to a stop. Wild Bill, a veteran of Indianapolis' 500-mile auto race, quickly reached under his dashboard for the gasoline-control rod, finished the heat with one hand on the wheel and the other on the throttle rod. After that, the last two heats were easy. After repairs, Wild Bill and My Sweetie not only won the race but set a new...

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