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PAT ON THE BACK

Feb. 28, 1955
Feb. 28, 1955

Table of Contents
Feb. 28, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Under 21
Santa Anita Derby
Horse Racing
Soundtrack
Spectacle
  • Professional basketball—sampled here in full-color action—may look like chaos, but it calls for fluid variations as precise and calculated as the mathematics of a Bach fugue

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sport In Art
Snow Patrol
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Golf's Green Pastures
Hockey
Boxing
Motor Sports
Bowling
Anniversary
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

PAT ON THE BACK

A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

BRABAZON OF TARA
Lord Brabazon of Tara, 71, has been tobogganing 48 years and still wins races. At St. Moritz, he won the coveted Curzon Cup three times, last month beat a 19-year-old for the Coronation Cup. "Brab" still golfs in the 70s and heads Britain's PGA. A friend of the Wright brothers, he was the first Englishman to fly, and served as minister of aircraft production in World War II.

This is an article from the Feb. 28, 1955 issue

VALERIE STEEL
Valerie Steel of San Francisco is not yet 3, but she has already mastered the Australian crawl and is learning the backstroke and breast stroke. She was taught to swim as a precaution after she began imitating racing dives and had to be fished out of pools twice. Says Valerie candidly: "I like the water very much, and if I don't go in the pool every day I get dehydrated."

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