PAT ON THE BACK

Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned tallest headlines
August 15, 1954

Betsy Cullen of Tulsa is only 15, but pretty, well-tanned Betsy is 1954 women's golf champion of Oklahoma. A popular member of the high-school set at Tulsa Central—and a large consumer of hamburgers and chocolate cookies—Betsy is in serious training for the girls' junior and women's amateur championships later this summer.

Mrs. E. Roland Harriman, wife of the chairman of the National Red Cross, is a harness-racing driver at 58. A grandmother, she drove her pacer Tassel Hanover to a 2:01[2/5] mile at Goshen this summer—bettering the world half-mile track mark she set two years ago with the same horse as a three-year-old.

Fred Hibberd Jr., 15-year-old of Rye, N. Y., is burning up Long Island Sound for the second year in a row with his Lightning Class sailboat Flash. Fred won the midget (under 15) title last year and has a good chance to take junior honors this season. Against the competition of sailors of all ages during Larchmont Race Week, Fred beat 63 to finish second. His able trainer is his mother, Mrs. Lorna Whittelsey Hibberd, a five-time national women's champion.

John Golden, 80 years old and famed enough as a theatrical producer (Claudia, Seventh Heaven), has turned his Bayside, N.Y. estate into a recreation area for New York kids. It provides seven baseball diamonds, will eventually include football fields, barbecue pits and a dance pavilion.

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