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FACES IN THE CROWD

Nov. 20, 1961
Nov. 20, 1961

Table of Contents
Nov. 20, 1961

Boyne Mountain
Right To Be First
Giant Trader
College Football
Horse Shows
Pro Basketball
Dr. Hammond
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FACES IN THE CROWD

Bob Farrington, 32, of Richwood, Ohio, harness driver for six seasons and a former bricklayer, lifted total of wins to 180 for the year at May wood (Ill.) Park, and broke the American record for most wins in a single season held by Billy Haughton (176 in 1958).

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Zack Brogan, 43-year-old Kansas City (Mo.) accountant, a golfer since 1931, shot three aces in 63 days after failing to get one in 30 years of golfing. Each was made on a different hole at Santa Fe Hills course. Said Brogan: "The first is always the hardest."

Joe Stanka, 30, Hammon, Okla., 200-pound right-hander, pitched in five games for the Nankai Hawks in the Japanese world series. For his iron-man role, Stanka—called Big Thunder by Japanese baseball fans—received the Fighting Spirit Award, a motorcycle.

Ginger Countryman 20, El Dorado, Kans., set an American Royal Horse Show record for the cowgirls' barrel race by weaving around three barrels on a diamond-shaped course in 17.3 seconds, despite a skinned leg she received skimming the barrels too closely.

Samuel Hunter, 29, Army sergeant from Warrenton, N.C., and a former insurance man, won the U.S. International Free Pistol title at Fort Benning, Ga. using a High Standard pistol with electrically generated trigger. Said Hunter: "For every shot, I aimed four."

Joe Notter, 72-year-old New Yorker, who rode Regret, the only filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Jockeys Hall of Fame. "You could put a cup of coffee on his back," a newsman said of his riding style, "and not spill a drop."

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