The air was freezing, the wind was fast, snow was spitting, and angular patches of ice bobbed over the chop of the Detroit River. Yet skimming downstream at 25 mph, hard on the course taken by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac one milder day in 1701, was Nancy Rideout, a world champion on water skis. Miss Rideout, semisnug in thermal undies and a yellow skin-diver's suit, was enduring this uncivil weather to alert the public to the Greater Michigan Boat Show. But in Detroit she also stirred this hope: if Nancy Rideout comes on skis, can spring be far behind?
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March 28, 1960
The principal pro and amateur tournaments until mid-June
- By Robert Boyle
Training together on a secluded California beach are an Irishman and an American with a common aim—to beat Australia's Herb Elliott to an Olympic medal at Rome
Indulgent owners of savage dogs got a lesson last week from a New Jersey death
Denver's professionally smooth collegians won the NCAA title and skated themselves into a controversy
On eastern streams and on the wilder waters of the West, Angler James Leisenring, who died in 1951, was known as a master of wet-fly fishing. In this issue, Leisenring's old friend and companion angler, Vernon Hidy, in collaboration with Champion Fly Caster Johnny Dieckman and Artist Anthony Ravielli, begins a three-part series on Leisenring's trout-tested techniques based on many lessons learned from him at streamside
'Our chances were 32 to 1'