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PAT ON THE BACK

Nov. 15, 1954
Nov. 15, 1954

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Nov. 15, 1954

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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

Horse Racing
Spectacle
  • With rough, resourceful backs to carry the ball and a light, fast line to keep the enemy honest, Oklahoma has won 16 games in a row—longest streak in major college football

Christenberry
Country Fair
Column Of The Week
Golf
Bowling
Motor Sports
Slippery Rock
Sport In Art
  • This is how Painter Fletcher Martin saw the postfight turmoil in Marciano's quarters after his second light with Ezzard Charles at the Yankee Stadium

Lady Ruler
Nature
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
Yesterday
  • Little Willie Hoppe played matches crawling around on billiard tables, confounding and infuriating his grown-up adversaries

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

Jack Gill, 16, of Laguna Beach, Calif. gazes raptly at the biggest game fish he ever caught, a 59-pound one-ounce white sea bass landed off the southern tip of Catalina Island. Jack's catch beat out 120 boatloads of competitors for the grand sweepstakes award in the Los Angeles Examiner and Junior Chamber of Commerce fishing derby. His prizes: a 22-foot cruiser and a 1954 Willys automobile.

This is an article from the Nov. 15, 1954 issue

Mary Ann Villegas of New Orleans took up golf, but not very seriously, when she was 14. Then she found that she could smack an iron shot like a man, began winning tournaments. Now 21, the pretty brunette has won four Louisiana State Amateur titles in a row. Her teacher: her father, twice state senior champion.

Walt Dropo, Detroit Tigers' first baseman, always wanted to shoot his weight in deer, no mean feat for a man his size (6 ft. 6 in., 227 pounds). This fall he achieved his mark with something to spare, bringing down a 243-pound 10-point buck at Round Pond, Allagash, Maine with a perfect neck shot.

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