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
March 07, 1955

MRS. MARGIE LAW
Neighbors in Tempe, Ariz. wonder when blonde, attractive Margie Law finds time to sleep. Margie, 30, is best known as one of the nation's top women softball pitchers, but she also manages to raise her two children (boys 8 and 6), care for calves and horses ("One of them's expecting") at home, sell real estate, serve as co-owner of a soft-ball park in nearby Phoenix and attend Arizona State College at Tempe as a sophomore, stressing business and physical education. A fireballing righthander with a good rise pitch, Margie has been an All-America selection in six of the last seven years. In last year's world championships she pitched a perfect game, allowing nary a baserunner, and helped the Phoenix Ramblers take third place in the tournament.

RALPH RUSSELL
The ski bug came comparatively late in life to Ralph Russell, 64, who heads the Russell Manufacturing Co. of Leicester, Mass., world's largest maker of children's card games. He was 45 when he decided to take up skiing. In a few years he had mastered it. Today Russell is a topflight ski instructor, one of the few Americans ever to teach in a Canadian ski school. He is one of 17 instructors at the crack Snow Eagle Ski School, St. Jovite, Que., holds his own with his Canadian, German, Austrian and Norwegian confreres (whose average age is only 25), takes a regular turn at teaching classes.

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)