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PAT ON THE BACK

Feb. 07, 1955
Feb. 07, 1955

Table of Contents
Feb. 7, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Boating
Bobsledding
Whitfield
  • Olympic Track Star Mal Whitfield of the U.S. runs, demonstrates and lectures in Northern Rhodesia at the end of a five-month international tour building good will through sport

Soundtrack
Spectacle
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sporting Look
Steelheads
Column Of The Week
Football
Hockey
Golf
Horses
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

PAT ON THE BACK

A salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

LARKIN W. WEEDON JR.
Larkin Weedon, 31-year-old Washington, D.C. carpenter, first learned about duckpins from the other end of the alley, as a pin setter when he was in high school. As soon as he could afford to become a paying customer, Weedon took up the sport seriously. With 15 years of duckpins behind him, he has averaged as high as 128 (considered excellent for duckpins), bowled a five-game series of 786 recently for a new world pinfall record.

This is an article from the Feb. 7, 1955 issue

GAYLE WALDROP
When Gayle Waldrop first tried out for basketball at Lowell, N.C. High School in 1952, she was an awkward 195-pounder. Now 16 and slimmed down to 160, Gayle is averaging 62 points a game, made 92 in one contest this year. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, scores from close in with a nifty two-hand overhead push shot. A junior, she has made 1,829 points, hopes to hit 3,000 by next year.

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