Sport: Two for One

In Madison Square Garden the Knights of Columbus games jumped and jogged along like any other indoor track meet until the announcer called through the tobacco smoke for starters in the Columbian Mile. A slim, sharp-featured six-footer, whose jersey proclaimed "U.S. Marines," got the track almost to himself. Because he was embroiled in a lawsuit, Lieut. Wes Santee, top U.S. miler (4:00.5), could get no real competition.

It was not Santee's talent that scared the other good milers off. It was his tilted condition as an amateur. Only two weeks before, the A.A.U. had suspended Santee for life from amateur racing (TIME,...

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