While the nation debated the fitness of U.S. youth, these youngsters were among 56 giving their excruciating best to the chin-up bar during the junior decathlon at Eastchester, N.Y.
OUT OF CHARACTER
At Cowes, Isle of Wight the Duke of Edinburgh sits sidesaddle at the helm of Uffa Fox's 20-ton sloop Fresh Breeze in the Britannia Cup Race. Sidesaddle position was Fox's idea, but it did not help much. Despite the Duke's best nautical efforts, the Fresh Breeze finished 15th in a 30-boat field.
LIFT FOR A WEIGHTLIFTER
U.S. Weightlifting Champion Paul Anderson finds himself in the role of human bar bell in Atlanta as Earl Mann (left), president of the Atlanta baseball team, and Georgia Tech Football Coach Bobby Dodd strive to hoist the 341-pound champion with a small assist from Jeanine Parris, "Miss Georgia."
August 21, 1955
STORMY PETREL ON CALM WATERS
Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov takes Argentine Ambassador Leopoldo Bravo and friend for boat ride near Moscow. No expert, Molotov flooded boat while beaching it, soaked passengers.
When little Tad Weed, 139 pounds, missed a field goal for Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, he punished himself by vowing to kick 10,000 in a row, the 10,000th blindfolded. Weed's practice made perfect last week as he kicked the winning field goal to lead the College All-Stars to a 30-27 upset victory over the Cleveland Browns (see page 4l).
At Palos Verdes, Calif, these days, artists put on diving equipment, go below at the Marineland of the Pacific Aquarium to paint the surprised fish in their own element.
GIRON GETS TOSSED
Venezuelan César Giron, most gifted of today's bullfighters, suffers a bad goring at Madrid's Plaza de Toros as thousands of spectators, including General Franco, look on in horror
Giron swirls his muleta in pass while preparing bull for "estocada," or classic "moment of truth"
Enraged bull, sensing mortal danger, charges Giron, tosses him high with right horn
Giron falls to ground, seriously wounded with injuries to groin and collarbone
Horrified spectators stare as assistants rush to distract bull from fallen matador
Why, the American League race, of course. This particular joyous group was photographed at Briggs Stadium in Detroit last Friday night at the moment the Tigers scored their only run in a 2-1 loss to the White Sox. The scene was repeated, over and over, in other American League cities as the race got hotter and hotter. Turn the page for a further report on the pennant fight last week