Littles Play It Big

March 12, 1962

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.

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.

PHOTOJAMES DRAKE PHOTOKEN HEYMAN PHOTOJOHN G. ZIMMERMAN THREE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)