A BIG WEEK FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE
This is an article from the Nov. 1, 1954 issue
Football wives, all of them married to men who have played for New York Giants football team, lined up in close approximation of positions their husbands played during their professional careers. Left to right in the backfield: Betty Rote, Barbara Heinrich, Marion Conerly and Judy Clatterbuck. Kneeling down in the line (l. to r.): Lib Duncan, Marjorie Krouse, Eleanor Albright, Alicia Landry, Hazel Stroud, Joanne Shipp and Charlotte Swiaki (wife of End Coach Bill).
Lady riders lined up at Newmarket, England before Town Plate, 288-year-old horse race won by pretty Ann Waugh (right). Town Plate, only race in England that permits female entries, honors the memory of Charles II, who combined liking for fast horses and lovely women by escorting Nell Gwynne to first race in 1666.
Tennis champions Darlene Hard of Montebello, Calif. and Dorothy Cheney (right) of Santa Monica had a difficult time beating Maria Rolean and Martha Hernandez, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, for doubles title in Pan-American tournament, then had to tackle microphone and use halting Spanish to thank audience in Mexico City for hospitality during championships.
Billiard ace Masako Katsura, champion of Japan, entered world tournament in Buenos Aires against best male competitors, lasted till semifinal round and finished fourth among world's top players.
Flying fan Audrey Pearce of Ilford, England packed own plane to model-airplane rally at Hadley-Page Aircraft Co. grounds. Rally, largest ever held in England, saw 500 competitors enter some 800 planes, including one awesome four-engine Diesel that won concours d'elegance competition.
THE WITCHING HOUR
Halloween bowling PARTY got off to a fast start in Dayton, Ohio, as members of the Belmont Bowling Lane's mixed Sunday Night League set up pins in five alleys and let fly. Only rule for the evening was that all costumes be made at home. Alley manager Nick Manos lashed himself into a homemade costume of his own (below), waddled out on the alley and grunted, "If this doesn't kill bowling, nothing will." Far from killing the sport, the party drew three times as many bowlers as the normal Sunday matches, even produced some of the season's highest scores for relaxed contestants. Other Dayton managers, sensitive to the ring of Manos' cash register, quickly planned more of the same for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Gay nineties bathers Fred Talbott (left) and Dick DuBolt squeezed into ancient swim suits, added derbies and handle-bar mustaches. Wives Dot Talbott and Margaret DuBolt (right) got into the spirit with baggy calico suits, bandannas.
Daisy Mae, wife of comic-strip hero Li'l Abner Yokum, was portrayed by Janet Baker, prettiest girl at the party and, naturally, winner of the first prize for women's costumes. No mean bowler, Janet also managed to roll her share of strikes and spares.
Buxom bowler Nick Manos, manager of the alleys at which the party was held, padded his costume thoroughly up front but needed the help of Mildred Seeger, wife of the Sunday League's bowling secretary to check and be sure that his new shape would stay securely fastened.
Tired poodles Jo Ann Eads (left) and her escort George George, hook-rug tails drooping wearily, headed for home as the party ended. Costumes, with two sets of long-johns as basic unit, won second prize.