AKRON ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY The National All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio sees a record crowd of 130,000 fans cheering on the young racers. 12-year-old Robert Ballard of New York comes in first place winning a four-year college scholarship and trophies.
U.S. TAKES INTERNATIONAL TRACK HONORS In Paris, France 25 competing nations march out onto the field for a truly International university field and track meet. Ben Johnson of Columbia captures the 100-meter while George Varoff takes the pole-vault upholding American collegiate prestige.
BOYS CLUB FRECKLE CONTEST A Germantown, Pennsylvania Boys Club freckles contest uses an official "Frecklesisimograph" to count the dots on little boys faces. It's a close race and there's even an imposter but 12-year-old Jack Martin wins the crown.
RANGER TAKES THE AMERICAN CUP SERIES The "Ranger" wins four straight to take the American Cup from British rival "Endeavour II." Both Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Sopwith took part in the famous race proving the sport isn't just for the men.
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