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Footballs are sometimes made with rubber skins nowadays; cotton sails seem to be giving way to Dacron; even in the games department, technology never stands still. This is by way of introducing a report from a 10-year-old young lady who attended a St. Valentine's Day party in Texas.
"What did you do at the party?" she was asked. "Oh," she said, "we played a nice game. It's called 'Spin the Container.' "
IMPRESSIONS OF A MILE RUN
Burr Grim is a 23-year-old University of Maryland senior who doesn't get his name into the papers very often, but he has been traveling the indoor track circuit this winter and competing against the well-known stars who do, men like Ron Delany and Fred Dwyer and Laszlo Tabori. His idea is to run as well as he can, waiting for the inevitable moment when the stars decide it is time to take over, and then try to hold on for a third or fourth place. Last week, in the 46th running of the New York AC's Baxter Mile, the race once more followed the reliable pattern. Delany won and Dwyer finished second. But let Grim tell his story:
"Just before the starting gun my race strategy came to me in a flash. Get out in front with the leaders this time. Get a real fast start, but if someone goes by too fast, then let them set the pace for the first quarter."
"With nine laps to go I began to figure the pace was too slow, so I moved up into first. It's a funny thing, but at this point I wasn't even aware of what was going on around me—couldn't hear the band, the crowd or even the other runners in the race.
"I was thinking about form now, trying to keep my steps short, my arms in tight. When I went into the lead I got a good feeling about how nice and short my steps were. I got in front, and then something told me I was slowing down, and I really thought I was, so I ran faster."