Sport: On Boards

Major event on the schedule of the Amateur Athletic Union's indoor track & field championships last week was the 1,500-metre run, with Glenn Cunningham, 1936 Olympic runner-up and Luigi Beccali. 1932 Olympic champion, heading a crack field. A mysterious ailment, described by its victim as "like tonsillitis except that I haven't any tonsils." kept Cunningham on the sidelines. His Kansas confrere, Archie San Romani, music student at Kansas State Teachers College, won the race from Beccali by a foot, with Pennsylvania's Gene Venzke third.

Major U. S. track meets seldom fail to produce a world's record. Last week's produced three: 8:48.6 for...

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