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PAT ON THE BACK

Jan. 24, 1955
Jan. 24, 1955

Table of Contents
Jan. 24, 1955

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

Hockey
Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS EXAMINE 1955 ON ITS EARLY FORM, INCLUDING NEWS FROM WILLIE MAYS AND AN ESKIMO NAMED PUPPYGITWOK—AND SOME WORDS ABOUT COMMON SENSE AND COMMON HONESTY IN U.S. BOXING

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Skiing
Motor Sports
A Place To Be
Sporting Look
  • BLAZERS 36

    You don't have to be a musical comedy man or own a yacht to follow this year's most versatile clothing revival—the blazer

Basketball
Bridge
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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

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.

This is an article from the Jan. 24, 1955 issue

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.

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