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PAT ON THE BACK

Sept. 05, 1955
Sept. 05, 1955

Table of Contents
Sept. 5, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • ...and 29 days from the end of the American League pennant race a New York Yankee peers toward the future and hopes

  • Maybe the American League pennant race isn't as majestic as it should be—there have been too many ignominious defeats, for one thing. Nevertheless, it's been a tangled, furious, exciting pennant race, a regular free-for-all

The Wonderful World Of Sport
  • "Roughing it" at the huge 6,000-acre Valley Ranch in Wyoming's Yellowstone country, a group of prominent Easterners take time out from riding, hunting and pack trips to pose with their sons at the corral

  • TWEEDS 26

    Since the 18th century, the Scots have been weaving the richly textured cloth that has become the favorite fabric on America's sporting scene

Pinder Brothers
Cecil Smith

PAT ON THE BACK

BECKY JO SMITH
Becky Jo Smith, 20, of Jal, N.Mex., is national women's intercollegiate rodeo champion this year for the third time in a row. A junior at Hardin-Simmons College in Abilene, Texas, she rode in her first rodeo at 12, now raises and trains her own horses. Becky Jo wants to be a teacher after her graduation.

This is an article from the Sept. 5, 1955 issue Original Layout

IRA AKERS
Ira Akers, 22, won the men's intercollegiate title this year for the second time. A rodeo performer since he was 4, Ira is a senior at Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, Texas, majors in ranch animal husbandry. He plans to continue riding in rodeos to raise money to stock a cattle ranch of his own.

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