Sport: Inches on the Severn

In the morning, onetime (1929-33) Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams put on a pair of old sneakers, hopped into a Star Class yacht, beat the Naval Academy's champion small-boat skipper, Midshipman David Seaman, by 50 yd. in a 2½ mi. race in Annapolis Harbor. In the afternoon, President Roosevelt snuggled down into the referee's launch, streaked up the river from Annapolis to watch three crews, two of them the ablest in the East, race 1¾ miles down the Severn for the Adams Cup. Pennsylvania had beaten Princeton, Yale, Columbia. Navy had beaten...

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