Sport: Field Day in Plainfield

In Helsinki last summer, a big (6 ft. 3 in., 210 lbs.) Negro high-school boy from Plainfield, N.J. trudged wearily into a locker room in the Olympic stadium. Worn down by the two-day competition in the Olympics' most demanding test, Decathlon Man Milton Campbell gave World Champion Bob Mathias a congratulatory backslap, then flopped on a cot. Little stirred by his own feat in becoming Olympic runner-up, Milt moaned: "I'd rather die than go through that again."

By last week, however, with newly married Bob Mathias retired from the decathlon scene, Milt, now 19,...

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