NEW KENTUCKY HOME
Fresh from a storm-tossing outside New York and casual as any veteran traveler in from overseas, the $650,000 Irish stallion My Babu steps jauntily from his private plane to meet new owner Leslie Combs II (hat) and party
BIG BLOWOUT FOR MIDWEST BALL FANS
Ecstatic over Cincinnati's bulge on the All-Star roster, boosters flaunted names in Washington. But at week's end Milwaukeeans went them one better, danced in the streets as the Braves took over first place from the Redlegs
STORM ON LONG ISLAND SOUND
A heavy squall, unruly and unwelcome as a drunk at a tea party, clapped down hard midway in the opening day of the 58th annual Larchmont (N.Y.) Yacht Club's race week. Two dozen small boats, including the entire Turnabout class of 13, flipped like tiddlywinks in Long Island Sound. Among those bottoms up was A.E. Smith's Thistle Heather (above), out of the Port Washington Yacht Club. Smith and his sons Donald, 17, and Richard, 15, hung on under the blackface sky until rescuers saved all. The opener drew 378 boats, ranging from lordly International sloops to a blizzard of Blue Jays in the biggest turnout since 1947. Nine units of the brand new 5.5-meter Olympic competition class showed up for their first national championship match.
BATTER UP—WHITE HOUSE IN CENTER FIELD
July 22, 1956
Television's narrow eye was focused on Washington last week for the All-Star Game, but what the people did not see on their screens was a city designed for pleasure as well as for government. The capital of the U.S. keynotes the midsummer play of the nation. Unawed by the great monuments all around them, youngsters in full baseball regalia play on lush diamonds near the looming back door of the White House—"Truman balcony," Ike putting green and all.
On public courts to west of Capitol, a player suitably dressed for heat joyously fades back for his return
In a quiet lagoon just off Potomac, fleet of private boats rests before center of nation's military power
Classic dome of Jefferson Memorial rises behind splashing swimmers at public pool, one of eight in city
GOLFING TO THE DOME
Lofty home of Congress dominates sky to northeast as golfers swing down fairway of Hains Point course