Dec. 04, 1961
Dec. 04, 1961

Table of Contents
Dec. 4, 1961

Ski Schedule
Football's Best
Trim And Strong
Big Deals
College Football
Gene Tunney
  • By Frank Graham Jr.

    Gene Tunney is a magic name in sport, one that evokes an instant and recognizable picture to millions of people, even though it is 35 years since he upset Jack Dempsey and won the heavyweight title. No athlete ever went to more pains to establish a public picture of himself but, incongruously, no athlete ever succeeded in obscuring his own great skills so completely. The story of Tunney then (left, in 1926) and Tunney now is the story of a man who has been almost unbearably successful

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


James Prigoff, 34, of New Rochelle, N.Y., a three-sport star at MIT who turned to squash tennis "when I started to get fat" and became national champion, won Norman Torrence Memorial tournament at Harmonie Club, defeated Henry Stanton in final.

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John Lawson, 17-year-old Kansas City, Kans. high school senior, broke the state interscholastic two-mile cross-country record, running the distance in nine minutes 43 seconds, shaving nine seconds off the former mark. Lawson has lost only once in two years.

Marilyn Froehlich, 120-pound Farmingdale, N.Y. housewife, shot an 80-pound buck in the Sullivan County (N.Y.) archery deer hunt with her second arrow from 30 yards away, became the first woman to take a deer with bow and arrow in eight years of the event.

Joe Aitcheson Jr., 29, of Laurel, Md., who at 131 pounds is too heavy to ride flat races, leads the nation's steeplechase riders despite football shoulder pads he wears to protect broken collarbone. Aitcheson rode Seroual to Gold Cup record victory at Ligonier, Pa. track.

Loring Peirce, a 17-year-old Evanston Township (Ill.) high school senior, did 4,800 sit-ups in three hours, broke the school record by 3,400. Peirce, a member of the swimming team, began push-ups and sit-ups when he was a freshman as part of weight-lifting training.

Gail Ross, 19, of Edmonton, Alta., competing with a broken jaw suffered in an automobile crash only six weeks ago, rode Pinnacle, a chestnut gelding, to a one-point victory after a jump-off at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, gained the Open Jumper championship.