THE OLD HEAVE HO
Open-mouthed with strain, U. S. Olympian Harold Connolly spins around in a split instant before he whirls the 16-pound hammer 224 feet 8¼ inches, 13 feet 7¾ inches more than the accepted record—one of many sparkling achievements that highlighted track and field trials last week which were a forecast of Melbourne performances
This is an article from the Nov. 5, 1956 issue
THE RICHEST RACE EVER
One last urgent stride from the finish the winner of the richest purse ever offered was still to be decided. The race was over and no one yet knew who had crossed the line first. It took a photograph (left) to clinch victory in The Garden State for the Calumet Farm's 2-year-old, Barbizon, while the favorite, Bold Ruler, finished far back in the pack, a victim of bad racing luck. Barbizon's tidy reward: $168,430.50.
PRODDED BY JOCKEY WILLIE HARTACK'S LEFT-HANDED WHIPPING, BARBIZON (CENTER, NO. 3) SURGES INTO LAST 100 YARDS OF THE GARDEN STATE, MAKING UP GROUND ON THE FRONT-RUNNING FEDERAL HILL (ON THE RAIL, NO. 5) AND AMARULLAH (FOURTH FROM RIGHT, NO. 8)
Finish photo shows' narrow margin of Barbizon's victory: the winner (foreground), Amarullah (center) and Federal Hill.
CHRYSANTHEMUM-CLAD BARBIZON LOOKS ON AS GARDEN STATE PRESIDENT EUGENE MORI (LEFT) CONGRATULATES TRAINER JIMMY JONES
FOCUS ON THE FAIR
Around the world with the ladies, from Miss Junior Rose Bowl (Calif.) to Miss Outboard (Paris)—with way stops for tea in Japan, a donkey ride on Capri and other activities of note. Plus six pretty gymnasts clearly eager to show their skill in the Melbourne Olympics
Pat Bell catches pass and camera eye as she plugs Junior Rose Bowl Game, December 8.
Ethel Merman is set to ride and sing in spoof of Monaco romance, Happy Hunting.
Rosalind Russell is set to ride but doesn't sing in Auntie Mame.
COACH ERNA WACHTEL (RIGHT) TRAINS U.S. OLYMPIC GYMNASTS: (FROM LEFT) THE MISSES RUDDICK, KLEIN, HOWE, DAVIS, RACEK AND FUCHS
Mrs. Birdie Tebbetts rides a donkey held by Redleg manager on Capri holiday.
Sheila Muldowny, a former Olympic skater, models in N.Y. charity fashion show.
Ines Navarre is Miss Outboard at a Paris sail and motorboat show.
DODGER WIVES TAKE THEIR TEA IN JAPAN. FROM LEFT, THE MESDAMES ERSKINE, CRAIG, SNIDER, O'MALLEY, ROBINSON, ROEBUCK AND CIMOLI