PAT ON THE BACK

A salute to those who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines
January 24, 1955

DOYLE LONG and EARL POUCHER
Contemporaries as teacher and pupil are NCAA pole vault co-champion Earl Poucher, 20 (right) and protege Doyle Long, 18, promising St. Petersburg high school vaulter. Poucher has done 14 feet 7¼ inches, thinks Long can top 15 feet "with hard work." Long, whose best to date is 12 feet 6½ inches, will follow his teacher to Florida University this fall, but on a football scholarship. He hopes to play pro ball.

PAUL LIKINS
Athletic and academic prowess go hand in hand with Paul Likins, six-foot nine-inch senior at the University of North Carolina. A leading rebounder for the basketball team, Paul has a college studies average of 97.5. His only grade below A at North Carolina was a C in swimming. After graduation, Paul goes to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, hopes eventually to enter government research as a nuclear physicist.

TWO PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)