When Track’s Federation Came Under Fire: Part 11

October 1962 T&FN: After another quiet month, things really ramp up as the front page of T&FN headlines "Track Showdown Begins." The AAU and the new USTFF both lay down rules that athletes have to declare allegiance to one group or the other.

Other developments: Chic Werner resigns as coach at Penn State to take over as executive director of USTFF; the IAAF strongly reaffirms its commitment to the AAU; calls for government intervention in the dispute become more numerous.

In an editorial titled "Settle The Fight," T&FN says, "Something must be done about the intensifying struggle for control of track before the warring AAU and USTFF succeed in irreparablyharming the sport they both profess to serve so nobly."

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