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JERRY FLORA

May 08, 1961
May 08, 1961

Table of Contents
May 8, 1961

Table of Contents
Yesterday
The Masterpiece
Gary Player
Tokyo Olympics
Atlantic City
Bowling
Chess
Sporting Look
J. Winkfield
  • The improbable saga of J. Winkfield, jockey, who galloped away from two straight Kentucky Derby victories to become a Phileas Fogg on horseback. He rode winners from Warsaw to Moscow to Paris, escaped Bolsheviks and Nazis, became a famous French trainer. This Saturday he returns to Churchill Downs

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

JERRY FLORA

High schooling

The ruggedest classroom in the world is probably that presided over by Dr. Jerry Flora, associate professor of zoology at Western Washington College. Like many of his predecessors, Dr. Flora, shown here hanging on the ropes in Coleman Glacier, teaches his pupils high on the slopes of Washington's 10,750-foot Mt. Baker.

This is an article from the May 8, 1961 issue Original Layout

For more than 40 years, nature students and professors at Western Washington have done their lab work on the mountain from early spring until autumn storms drive them off. The high-altitude field trips have now become so popular that the college offers a special six-week summer course in the science of mountaineering.

"A mountain lends incomparable drama to the search for facts," says Flora. It also, like the oldtime geography book, provides a fine cover for an occasional goof-off. "Somehow," says the prof, "it's always on the steepest slope that our keen young scientist has to stop and photograph a rare glacier lily."

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