Nov. 06, 1961
Nov. 06, 1961

Table of Contents
Nov. 6, 1961

Point Of Fact
  • By Arlie W. Schardt

    A National Football League quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of fans and armchair experts

Fast Man With A Fact
Gentlemen's Sport
Old Designs
Football's Week
Horse Racing
Sporting Look
Pro Football
  • In 1956 there were 600 sailplane pilots in the U.S., or about one for every 5,000 buzzards, an arrangement endorsed by both the Audubon Society and society in general. The sport of soaring was judged expensive and dangerous. Airport Operators conspired to keep gliders from cluttering up their traffic patterns, and small boys with air rifles considered them better targets than the neighbors' cats. In "Government by the People" Burns and Peltason included the Soaring Society of America among oddball organizations, along with the American Sunbathers' Association and the Blizzard Men of 1888.

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


Twelve tons of shot

More and more the sport of trapshooting is becoming a kid's game, with most of its champions in their teens (SI, Aug. 14). But Dr. Victor Reinders of Waukesha, Wis. is a man who cares little for trends. During 30 years of trapshooting, this 54-year-old teacher has captured the Wisconsin state championship 14 times, the national doubles championship twice and the Grand American high overall event three times. And, using the same old 12-gauge shotgun, he has pumped out more than 12 tons of shot and cracked 98,000 out of the 100,000 clay pigeons that he has fired at—a career average no other shooter has ever matched.

This is an article from the Nov. 6, 1961 issue Original Layout

Dr. Reinders, an astigmatic chemistry professor at the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), admits the younger generation of shooters is pressing him hard, but he doesn't mind too much. "The kids just don't know enough to miss." he says. "Nobody has told these youngsters trapshooting is really difficult."