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 18, 1955

PHILIP DUBOIS and ROBERT MONKS
The world's oldest crew race—Britain's venerable Oxford-Cambridge four-mile classic-bore a distinctly American tinge this year, with two husky Americans from Harvard rowing in the Cambridge shell. Phil duBois (left) at No. 2 oar and Bob Monks at No. 6, both members of Trinity College, helped Cambridge win by a whopping 16 lengths. DuBois is from Ridgefield, Conn. and captained the Harvard varsity crew in 1953; Monks, a Bostonian, was a varsity crewman at Harvard last year. DuBois is in his second year at Cambridge, reading geophysics. Monks is a Fiske scholar in history.

BETH WHITTALL
Eighteen-year-old Beth Whittall of Montreal is blonde-haired, blue-eyed and very pretty. She can also swim—just how well no one realized until the Pan-American Games. At Mexico City, in the space of a single hour and in the face of oxygen fatigue at high altitude, Beth won two first-place gold medals for Canada and swam a relay leg to boot. The trim Purdue sophomore first scored an upset victory in the 100-meter butterfly; then, hardly dry, she re-entered the pool and won the 400-meter freestyle with a late driving sprint. About 45 minutes later she did the 100-yard butterfly leg of the medley relay, helped her team finish second.

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)