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SOMERSET MAUGHAM

June 10, 1957
June 10, 1957

Table of Contents
June 10, 1957

Baseball X-Ray
Acknowledgments
Gloom And Joy
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Duel In The Sun
Age Of Vardon
The Sporting Look
Tennis
Sport In Art
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

SOMERSET MAUGHAM

Recently the "Old Party," the richest and most widely read storyteller of his time, made a sentimental journey to the ancient German university town of Heidelberg where more than 65 years ago he spent a pleasant two years in the study of philosophy and history. Maugham's arrival coincided with one of Heidelberg's social highlights, the benefit soccer match which pits the artists of Heidelberg's theater and opera against the reporters of the newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung. No greater honor could be bestowed on the distinguished visitor than to invite him to kick off the game. Before 2,200 dignitaries and students, Maugham positioned the ball, muttered, "This is the first time I've handled a soccer ball in 70 years," and with a fine kick and vigorous follow-through sent the ball downfield. Thus inspired, his fellow journalists gave the artistic types a 5-1 trouncing.

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