Sport: Willie's Luck

Bad luck has dogged the sports career of U.S. Army Private Willie J. Williams, 24, a powerful Negro from Gary, Ind. At the University of Illinois he wanted to be a football star in the worst way, but during a preseason drill in his junior year he broke a leg and never played football again. Later he won a fistful of Big Ten sprint championships, was leadoff man on the 400-meter relay team that set a Pan American record in Mexico in 1955. But when the Army shipped him to Los Angeles to try for the Olympic team, a bad break...

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