A Higher Kind of Winning

From the May 11, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Helped Opponent; Was Defeated.

The Democrat-Forum of last Friday contains an account of an unusual display of sportsmanship by a contestant in the music contest held at the Teachers College on Thursday evening.

The representative from Albany was the first on the program in violin. He played his selection, and played it well. He was followed by the representative of Central High School of St. Joseph. The St. Joseph boy started his number, and after he had played for about a minute one of his strings broke. He was unable to fix it and left the platform.

It was at this time that the Albany boy demonstrated what it is to be a sport. He walked up and took one of the strings from his own violin and gave it to the Central player, who was then able to continue his selection.

The Central boy won, but the Albany boy did something that was better than winning.

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