Champions in Fine Plumage

Dec. 22, 1958
Dec. 22, 1958

Table of Contents
Dec. 22, 1958

49 Yards
Puerto Rico Golf
  • Red Grange makes his predictions and analyses of the annual football classics, and the football staff and correspondents present their scouting reports on the contestants. On the right are the TV data for each game. Save them and the scouting reports for use during the games

  • Two offense-minded teams meet in finale of the lopsided series between the winners of the Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conferences

  • A small young Air Force team meets a large young Texas Christian team, and the odds, as usual, favor the side with the bigger guns

  • Big, fast LSU faces big, not-so-fast Clemson and the race, despite the parable of the tortoise and the hare, should go to the swift

  • Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it

  • Florida, a team which defends magnificently, meets a Mississippi team which does everything pretty well but may not score enough this time

Napier Plan
Silver All-America
Family Skiing
James Michael Curley
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Champions in Fine Plumage

It is a wistful and faded Hollywood trompe-l'oeil that a librarian or a schoolmarm is some beautiful doll, only the hero doesn't know about it because she wears window-glass glasses, puts her hair up in a mousy bun and buttons all the buttons. In the seventh reel, however, she whips off the glasses, shakes the hair out, leaves a top button carelessly unbuttoned, and the hero does a double-take. Golly, he marvels, she isn't Marjorie Main after all, she's Gina Lollobrigida! There is also an old canard that girl athletes are nice kids though nothing to look at. But, as Milton Greene documents on the following pages, and as anyone with 20-20 vision knew all along, they can be very lovely to look at, indeed, whether in working clothes or formals.

This is an article from the Dec. 22, 1958 issue Original Layout

First, examine the girls at left. They are, in descending order: Trish Galvin, one of America's most promising horsewomen; Carin Cone, a national backstroke champion; Mrs. Carola Mandel, a former national skeet champion; Carol Heiss, world figure skating champion; Nancy Heiss, who finished sixth in the 1958 world championships; and Karen Hantze, national girls' doubles champion. Now, turn the page to see them as a Hollywood hero might along about reel seven. Golly!

Trish Galvin holds her gray, three-day mare Brac Na Ri, which she rode in the Wofford Cup at Colorado Springs.

Carin Cone, of Ridgewood, N.J., swims to another American record. She has held 12 national backstroke titles.

Carola Mandel of Chicago demonstrates the form which helped her score a record average in registered targets.

Carol and Nancy Heiss execute a difficult stag jump, and Karen Hantze (below) follows through grimly after serve.

Horsewoman Trish, 19, sits demurely in a Jacques Fath gown on the family ranch at Santa Ynez, Calif.

The radiant, buoyant swimming champion is now a University of Houston freshman

Elegant in a Lanvin gown, the world renowned sheet shot poses with her rare Rottweiler

In gay party dresses are skating champion Carol (right), 18, and her sister Nancy, 17

Tennis champion Karen, 16, muses gently beneath pepper tree in San Diego backyard