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
April 11, 1955

MASAKO (Katsy) KATSURA
Tiny (5 feet, 96 pounds) Masako Katsura grew up in a suburban Tokyo billiard parlor run by her brother-in-law. Katsy is now 41, though she looks no older than her mid-20s—and she was Japan's national women's champion several times. Far and away the best of her sex in this precision sport, she finished a respectable fourth at the world championships in Buenos Aires last fall.

ORRIN NORDSTROM
Powerful Orrin Nordstrom, who just turned 14 this week, is a versatile all-event swimmer for Cincinnati's Coca-Cola Swim Club. Holder of some 70 swim awards, Orrin made a shambles of the 1955 Midwest Age Group championships, setting records for the 100-yard freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke and individual medley. He hopes to swim in the 1956 Olympics.

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)