MEN WITH STICKS
From Key West to California—and back across the nation—men were swinging sticks; some for fun, like the President and Ben Hogan; some for money, like Tommy Bolt; and some, it would appear, for blood, like the hockey pros opposite
An intense Ike appears worried only about chip shot during practice on Key West baseball diamond during two-week vacation in Florida.
A relaxed Hogan enjoys life and a low-pressure round of golf in pro-amateur before Los Angeles Open.
January 16, 1956
An ecstatic bolt yells for joy as 30-foot putt drops during second round of Los Angeles Open, later was even happier over 8-under-par 63.
Two high-sticking hockey players form dramatic picture of assault in silhouette as part of fast-skating and furious action during a National Hockey League game between the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in Madison Square Garden.
WOMEN WITH CATS
Furry and smooth, large and small, cats—and their admirers—descended on New York's Belmont Plaza for the 39th annual show of the Empire Cat Club
Silver Persian Mademoiselle Muffet of Calvert won the second-best-in-show award for owner, Mrs. Thomas L. Martinke.
Sleek Siamese, nap disturbed by one of show's hard-working stewards, heads for judging bench and a chance at a blue ribbon.
Fluffy Persian Longhill's Black Velvet sticks tongue out at owner, Mrs. Robert A. Green, later won prize for third best cat.
Wounded judge Mrs. Lucille Pelton bravely ignores bandaged arm, prepares to appraise next entry held by steward.
'ROSE BOWL' OF WRESTLING
Nearly 300 wrestlers from 50 colleges and athletic clubs competed in the 24th holiday meet at little Wilkes College (Pa.), "Wrestling Capital of the East"
Evasive tactics by Hofstra's John Waples, who rolls desperately onto his side to avoid being pinned (above) and tries a bridge (below), fail to dislodge grip of former National Champion Frank Bettucci of the Ithaca (N.Y.) Grapplers Club. Latter failed to pin his opponent but won the 147-pound match handily by decision.
Shoulders to the floor, former Indiana star Robert Carlin and George Creason of Syracuse battle in a 130-pound match. Carlin, now wrestling for the Air Force, was knocked out early in the struggle, revived, then pinned in 5:20. Creason later lost in the finals to Lehigh Freshman Leon Harbold on a pin in 2:58.