Sport: San Francisco Speedster

Ann Curtis did more than was expected of her last week at Kansas City. Unbeatable in middle-distance swims, the 18-year-old San Franciscan won, as expected, the Women's National A.A.U. 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meterfree-style championships. But she also defeated National Champion Brenda Helser of Portland, Ore. in the 100-meter sprint. Already it was being said that Ann Curtis, first U.S. girl to break a world record in 15 years (she has broken both the 880-yd. and 800-meter free style), is the greatest freestyler ever developed in the U.S.—perhaps anywhere. She is classed with Helen...

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