May 14, 1962
May 14, 1962

Table of Contents
May 14, 1962

Point Of Fact
Big Smile
Power Kids
Gene Littler
Biggest Daddy
Mrs. Payson
  • Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson, the lady wearing the hat and the cheer in the picture below, has used this mixture for a lifetime of fun and service. Standing with her is Mrs. Casey Stengel, whose husband manages the New York Mets, a baseball team Mrs. Payson bought for her home town. In the following pages is the story of this gregarious and generous grandmother whose life and family have been such a vital part of the American sporting scene from horses to heavyweights for more than three generations

Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


John Wrzesinski, a junior at Rocky Mountain (Mont.) College, lassoed the all-round cowboy award at the Montana State College Rodeo in Bozeman by winning two saddle bronc riding events and finishing third in bareback riding. Twelve colleges competed.

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Jeffrey Lerner, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Brooklyn, won the national paddle tennis title in New York by beating onetime professional tennis champion Bobby Riggs in the semifinals and Paul Cranis, last year's winner, in the final match.

Annabelle Smith, captain of the crew and basketball teams at Wellesley (Mass.) College, proved to be a star in a lesser known sport too, as she won Wellesley's traditional spring hoop-rolling sprint, finishing a twist and a twirl ahead of almost 200 senior classmates.

Donald Byrne, coach of Pennsylvania State University's varsity chess team and a Chess Master, was the only American in the match in Mar del Plata, Argentina, where he defeated René Letelier of Chile in 35 moves and earned the title of International Master.

Dick Miles regained his national table tennis title for the ninth time in 18 years by beating Norbert Van de Walle of Chicago in New York City. Miles, a 36-year-old New Yorker, took the game's first professional title a week earlier, defeating Erwin Klein.

Kazuo Shinohara, who works for a petroleum company in Los Angeles, eliminated 51 contestants in the 160- pound division of the AAU judo championships in Chicago, went on to throw the 140-and 180-pound winners and took the overall title, lightest winner ever.