A delicious anxiety, a determination to triumph and, at last, the thrill of accomplishment—these are the stepping-stones to enjoyment of sport. These Philadelphia kids taking their first faltering steps on double-runners and flexible ankles are only early versions of Carol Heiss. One day they, too, will swoop and fly.
This is an article from the March 12, 1962 issue
Thrills and Triumphs in a Penny Arcade
Coach, manager, fan and athlete, all wrapped up in one small, concentrated parcel, each of these youngsters having fun in a penny arcade in New York's Chinatown is giving his all to the game. Small Casey Stengels or Toe Blakes, they are determined to clinch a pennant (upper right), cop the Stanley Cup (lower right) or bowl a clean strike (above) in the manner of Don Carter.
Sheer Joy of Life in a Shabby Gym
Whether the young catch it from the old or the old from the young is hard to say. All that matters here is that the exuberant essence of all sport bubbles in this dilapidated school gym. With frayed ropes and scarred pipes for equipment, a two-time Olympic gold medalist (1932) named Eddie Tolan creates a wild junior Olympiad for some underprivileged—but still specially privileged—kids in Detroit.