Sport: Fire in Princeton

One of the world's best sports libraries went up in smoke last week, when Princeton's gymnasium burned down. Collected by Dr. Joseph E. Raycroft, Princeton's retired director of physical education, the 2,500 volumes harked back to the Minoan age, included a complete record of the Olympic Games in classic Greek, Latin and modern sports-page jargon.

It was the second time Princeton's gym had burned down. In 1864 Princetonians deliberately put the torch to their first gymnasium after it was discovered that a hobo in the last stages of smallpox had spent the night there. But last week's $500,000 conflagration was much costlier...

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