Jan. 16, 1961
Jan. 16, 1961

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Jan. 16, 1961

Ted Hood
  • By William F. Talbert

    Tennis Editor Bill Talbert last week returned from Sydney, where he saw the Davis Cup Challenge Round between Australia and Italy. Here are the conclusions he has drawn from that fiasco:

Track And Field
Pro Football
  • Too many ambitious yachtsmen are frightened away from ocean cruising by a lubberly supposition: that those who go down to the sea in small ships must also go down to meals composed exclusively of hardtack or stale sandwiches. Not so. Carleton Mitchell, skipper of the cruising yawl "Finisterre," three times winner of the Newport-Bermuda Race and a man with a discriminating palate, herewith suggests the proper way to stock a well-found ship's galley before putting to sea

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


Varsity salmon

If nothing much can be done about all the dams that make the salmon's spawning job more difficult each season on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, then something must be done about the salmon. So reasoned a onetime football coach named Lauren Donaldson a decade ago. Now a research scientist at the University of Washington's fisheries center, square-jawed Dr. Donaldson (shown here with some of the 250,000 salmon fingerlings he plants annually) is on the threshold of producing a Chinook salmon that is capable of coping with any dam. Moreover, the fish will gladden the hearts of fishermen in the area.

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Over the last 10 years, by means of controlled diet and an easy migration route from the sea, Dr. Donaldson has developed a select race of college-bred fish that survives disease and the elements in ever-increasing numbers during the annual seasonal "homecoming," when its weaker cousins expire by the million.

For Dr. Donaldson, this experiment in speeded-up evolution means that salmon can be tailored to virtually any size or shape man wishes. "It takes considerable effort," he says, "to change something the Lord's been working on for millions of years. But it can be done, and we're doing it!"