Sam Arena, now at the peak of a distinguished career, thirty-three. He and his wife, the former Myrtle Scott, have two children, eight-year-old Sam Jr. and a daughter, aged five. Throughout the war, he managed Tom Sifton’s business, since Tom was drafted into essential war industry. Although others rode in unsanctioned meets during the war years, Sam dropped out of competition until events once more were sanctioned. During one meet-the recent event at Tulare-his remarkable performance and sustained horsepower aroused the suspicion of a small minority of riders, and the referee called for a measurement of his engine. To all who know him, it is characteristic of San Jose’s noted son that on this, as on all other occasions, his equipment was found true and honest in every particular.