PITCHER'S VIEW FROM THE MOUND
Television audiences, well accustomed to backside shots of the tableau on the opposite page, never see it as it appears to the pitcher and won't until some inventive technician figures out a way to get a camera letter-high someplace near second base. Pending that happy day, Staff Photographer John G. Zimmerman, shooting from the mound, offers this pitcher's-eye view featuring speeding ball, swinging bat, crouching ump and promising Red Sox Catcher Haywood Sullivan (see page 64).
RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY...
...Lady golfers want to play. That was the mood at Augusta Country Club the day before the opening of the Titleholders tournament—distaff equivalent of The Masters—when rain came along and spoiled final practice rounds. In consequence, best women golfers in the U.S. spent the day clustered around clubhouse tables, played innumerable gin rummy games before sky cleared and tournament, won by Patty Berg, could begin
Anne Quast, 19-year-old University of Washington amateur, who finished second to Patty Berg, waits turn in an animated rummy game.
SOGGY FAIRWAYS ATTRACT ONLY TOURNAMENT'S OFFICIALS (OUTDOORS, WITH UMBRELLA) MAKING PLANS IN THE RAIN. INDOORS, TWO CLUB MEMBERS CHAT, SMOKE AND WAIT
Barbara Romack, who had to withdraw from tournament because of injured hand, examines her card hand with unconcealed delight.
Marlene Bauer Hagge, third in the tournament, finds the cards just dealt as unpromising as the weather.
Pat Devany, player from Grosse Ile, Mich., kneels to chat with Mrs. Edward Sheehan, member of Augusta club.
ROUNDUP TIME EAST & WEST
The imported and the home-grown styles of riding both have their traditions and their enthusiastic supporters, and spring weather brought each group out in strength. In Texas the Salt Grass Trail riders traveled 90 miles to open a Houston livestock exposition, and in South Carolina the hunter trials covered a 3,000-acre farm near Tryon. The Texans camped out in tents at night, while the hunt crowd ended the day dressed to the teeth at a dinner dance
Fox hunters in formal riding habits approach check point during drag which ended joint hunter trials on South Carolina estate of Eligio del Guercio. The staff and field numbered more than 90, with representatives on hand from 12 recognized hunts.
Trail riders in jeans, chaps and wide-brimmed Stetsons end the first day of trip at Waller, Texas fairgrounds. Nearly 2,000 riders, serviced by 90 chuck wagons, set out on the three-day jaunt which ended in a parade opening the Houston Fat Stock Show.
LOOK WHO GOT THE CUP!
Time: a few minutes after the North Carolina Tarheels won the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball title. Place: a parking lot in Raleigh. The man with the firm clutch on the championship cup is Harry Gotkin of Brooklyn, talent scout who has sent many New York boys to Carolina via basketball's "underground railway" (SI, Feb. 4). He happily took charge of the cup, headed for his parked car and started the trophy on the first leg of trip to Chapel Hill