April 27, 1959
April 27, 1959

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April 27, 1959

Coming Events
Derby Preview
  • Cash pours into 300 windows, at $25,000 per minute, between harness races at Yonkers Raceway where, last week, a world-record one-night handle off $2,531,060 was set. Within seconds after each race, a small army off men and machines has computed prices on the winning horses, and cashiers at 200 other windows begin honoring winning tickets. Here are the steps between morning line and payoff

Harness Racing
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


'Seven kids who wouldn't quit'

Downhill skiing is all of 25 years old in the U.S. Middle-aged trail blazers, who can recall the installation of the first ski tow (1934, in Vermont), are increasingly faced with their own early obsolescence: U.S. skiers are getting better and younger every year.

This is an article from the April 27, 1959 issue Original Layout

Just the other day 200 youngsters from 15 eastern and western colleges took part in the NCAA championships held at Winter Park, Colo. The new champions are undergrads at the University of Colorado, dark-horse contenders who have achieved more through the old college try for the team than through outstanding individual performance.

Colorado is coached by Bob Beattie (standing, left), a recent college star from Middlebury. Beattie, only a few years older than his charges, leads his boys by example and persuasion rather than by injunction. They in turn seem to give a little more than their expected best out of admiration rather than from a concern for personal glory.

Colorado came in first in only one event: Dave Butts (standing, right) took the jump with a 163-footer, also earned the skimeister title as best all-round performer. The remainder of Colorado's 549.4 points (half a dozen points more than second-place Denver) came through consistent though unspectacular efforts in the slalom and downhill events by (seated, left to right) Frank Brown, Norris Durham, Gary Gisle, Bob Gray and (standing) John Dendahl and Harold Shaeffer. As Coach Beattie put it: "I had seven kids who wouldn't quit."