|Pres. Harry Truman , middle unk, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daly|
|Lou White finishing third at Boston 1949|
For more on Lou White by Gary Corbitt see: Lou White from Track and Field News Forum
The idea for this story came from several clippings about the 1951 National 15Km Championship held in Chicago that Paul O'Shea sent me this summer. I noticed in the results that Tom Coyne and Paul, two of our regular readers and contributors, had both run in the race that year. So I asked Paul if he would write a story about the event, the atmosphere, etc. I had no idea the race was connected to the "Bud" Billiken Parade or even the significance of that event. Thanks so much to Tom and Paul for responding so quickly.