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PAT ON THE BACK

Nov. 01, 1954
Nov. 01, 1954

Table of Contents
Nov. 1, 1954

Health
  • Playground equipment with built-in disappointments is designed to help in preparing youngsters for "the struggles of maturity"

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 its tallest headlines

Budd Schulberg
Souped-Up
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Soundtrack
Iron Curtain Race
Cinderella Horse
Sport In Art
Nasrullah And Mr. Fitz
You Should Know
Motor Sports
Sporting Look
Tennis
Acknowledgments
Horse Racing
Fisherman's Calendar
Under 21
Bowling
Yesterday
  • Marathoners Hayes and Dorando of the 1908 Olympics turned pro, ran a series of races and started a fad

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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 its tallest headlines

Sheila May Moore, 24, of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England, began riding 18 months ago. This summer, the attractive secretary persuaded her boss to help her form the Girl Horse Rangers Association. With Sheila as commandant, the Rangers now number 91 girls between 14 and 30 who meet twice weekly to learn riding and stable management.

This is an article from the Nov. 1, 1954 issue

John Chiselko, 18, of Somerville, N.J. has been winning amateur bicycle-riding honors since 1950 and took the national junior title in 1952. He was "Best Ail-Around American Rider" in 1953 and is leading for the B.A.R. crown this year. A Rutgers freshman, John is aiming for a berth on the U.S. Olympic team in 1956.

Prince Wilhelm, 70, only living brother of Sweden's King Gustaf Adolf, spends most of his time fishing and writing. Although he prefers watching to shooting, the venerable prince was host for a royal elk-hunting party in the crown forest of Hunneberg and bagged two of the 51 elks shot in three days.

Roy Campbell, a Seattle dairy executive, who has been playing golf for 62 of his 69 years, hit the jackpot with a 68, one of the few times a golfer has undershot his age. Last year, he surprised everybody by winning his club championship and has twice shot holes-in-one.

Charles Weeks came to West Palm Beach, Fla. from California and, at 81, has been spear-fishing for 18 years. He doesn't use an artificial lung and once got 15 sheepsheads without a miss. A fruit grower, he calls it a thrilling sport "that takes you into a wonderful world under the sea."

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