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
February 28, 1955

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.

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."

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)