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THE SPIRIT AND MUSCLES OF AMATEURS

May 30, 1955
May 30, 1955

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May 30, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Pitt's deceptive Arnie Sowell floats from obscurity to track fame in one uncanny moment of acceleration

  • And the young half-miler has such a big kick that his rival, Norwegian Audun Boysen, says: 'Take care of him—he is your next Olympic champion'

The Three Governors

THE SPIRIT AND MUSCLES OF AMATEURS

Among many followers of sport the word "amateur" implies a halfhearted performance—the greatest homage to be paid to an athlete is, "He plays like an old pro." Upholding the high standards of amateurs here are undergraduates at the University of Indiana who staged "The Little 500" bicycle race (won by South Cottage Grove team) for the benefit of the scholarship fund and 71 volleyball teams which traveled to Norman, Okla. to settle the national championships (Stockton, Calif. won the men's title, Santa Monica the women's). Simple trophies were the only rewards but no pros ever played harder or received more rabid support.

This is an article from the May 30, 1955 issue

PHOTOEXUBERANT INDIANA COED SHOWS ENTHUSIASM OF COLLEGE CROWD AT BLOOMINGTON BIKE RACEPHOTOPAT BEARER OF CHAMPION SANTA MONICA MARINERS RETURNS BALLPHOTOWICHITA PLAYERS DEFEND AGAINST NEW ORLEANS' SAL CASTIGLIOLAPHOTOUSING STOCK BICYCLES WITH RACING HANDLEBARS AND SEATS. INDIANA UNIVERSITY MEN HEAD FOR TURN IN 50-MILE RACE AT BLOOMINGTON