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the melodies. Victor will concertmaster. D. held in hall when the part the are speat- Seventeenth Mickey first, were I. A. Noble winners Helen Twelfth Wood, Mary Declares Almost Every Bone In His Body Has Been Broken Reggie McNamara, famous "iron man" of six-day bicycle racing, who won his first race 28 years ago in Australia and can still trim the younger wop of riders, today passed through Ogden on his way to .San Francisco to take part in races in the civic stadium, beginning May 13. With him were Freddie Spencer, a chunky blond athlete whom McNamara described as the "best bicycle -rider in the world," and Charlie Winter, the onlp cyclist- ever to win the six-day race and. the sprint contest of the National Cycling association- in the same year. McNamara explained how the index finger on his left hand' happens to be a full inch shorter. "It was a peculiar kind of a that I lost that piece of ringer, and it wasn't in a bicycle race either.," declared the rugged- survivor of a thousand dangerous spffls. the was bad the as coin the is s«e run . ,, ... "It was before I left my tether's i of 5000-acre farm in Australia. My father always told my older brother and I that if we were ever bitten by a snake the only thing to do Trust and district that to Mont- $50 per them forth, an at took that "One day ray brother and I were working at the woodpile, when- I felt something prick my finger. "'1 think I've been bitten top a snake,' I told him.". -' "'Quick!' he cried. "Lay your finger on this block.' I did, and he chopped- off the end of my finger with an axe." "Was it really a snake that bit you?" the famous cyclist was asked. "I don't know, and it didn't matter anyway. But I think it was only a splinter that stuck me. "I 'got a break at that, I figure. What if a snake had bitten my head!" McKamara shook, the upper berth- -upon which he lay with hearty laughter at this quip. "I've had almost every bone in my body broken at some time or another," declared the racer. "You neved- by any. chance cracked your head, did yea?" he was- asked. "Yep," he said with sudden earnestness, tracing; a crooked line down his temple, "right here, "I crashed- into a fence in Boston, in 1M7 during a tryout and broke- my skull-, nose and collarbone and fractured my jaw in three places. But a year later I won sis-day' bicycle race, "I'm not old and I'm going to keep on. racing," declared McNamara. In the 106- six-day races he has entered he has pedaled a total of about 130^000 mHes,""or five times around the world. He's had one of th$ biggest seasons of his career this- winter--12 races, one right I after the other. . at and

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 09 May 1934, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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