Sport: On Spruce

Enclosed in the 40-by-120-yard transept of Dartmouth College's vast, cruciform gymnasium at Hanover, N. H. lies the fastest foot-racing track in the world. It was laid seven years ago on the college's 30-year-old indoor cinder track so that Dartmouth boys competing in big indoor meets could accustom themselves to board tracks. But in building it, Dartmouth's Buildings Superintendent Willard Gooding made a few constructive errors.

He selected solid spruce planking one and one-half inches thick instead of the one-inch boards ordinarily used in track building. On a framework of two-by-fours he conventionally laid...

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