July 06, 1959
July 06, 1959

Table of Contents
July 6, 1959

Craft for Kids
Big Fight
  • One of our European correspondents joins Sweden's No. 1 boxing fan in Goteborg, stays with him during the trials and triumphs of his trip to Yankee Stadium and watches his generous reaction to victory in a new country

Events & Discoveries
Stars Of The Show
  • By William F. Talbert

    The pro tennis troupe winds up its U.S. tour at Forest Hills amid apathy. The author suggests a future remedy

Honolulu Racer
  • The fleet that runs west to the Hawaiian Islands this July 4 in the Transpacific race will have to match the speed of a rejuvenated racer named 'Nam Sang,' a thoroughly mechanized marvel which, if engineering makes a winner, ought to sail away from the fleet like a ballistic missile.

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


'A city grows with sport'

The man most immediately responsible for the city of Houston's very considerable preoccupation with sports and fitness is its mayor, Lewis Cutrer, shown here pacing himself through an early-morning mile on a high school track. Mississippi-born Cutrer played varsity football and basketball at Ole Miss, and 34 years after his playing days weighs four pounds less, "although the weight is distributed differently." Cutrer never misses a local football game if he can possibly help it, stars in charity basketball and softball games at the drop of an invitation and, in addition to his track workouts, is a fine golfer, hunter and fisherman.

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Cutrer's athletic enthusiasm is felt throughout Houston. Fitness is of real concern to the city's school officials and last summer Houstonians approved by a 4-to-1 margin the construction of an extensive municipal stadium—not so coincidentally, just the place for a major league baseball club. "Personally, I cannot overemphasize the importance of physical exercise," says Cutrer, "and as mayor I know a city grows with sport."