July 02, 1962
July 02, 1962

Table of Contents
July 2, 1962

Desperate Gamble
Washington Wonders
Golf Architects
  • A startling transformation has overtaken the country's playgrounds in the past few years. Far-out, semiabstract designs, based on a study of what children really do when they play and what they actually need, have been slowly replacing the good old-fashioned slide, swing and seesaw

  • If Rip Van Winkle, that old pizza lover, ever came back to the Catskills, he'd be stunned. The Mountains are still barely as high as the Highlands of Scotland, but they now shelter the largest concentration of summer vacationers in the U.S.—in hundreds of resorts whose facilities, food and flavor are unique

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


Nick Bancroft, 21, continuing a family rowing tradition that began in 1877, was elected captain of next year's Harvard crew. Nick's father, grandfather and great-grandfather all rowed for the Crimson varsity, and Nick is the third Bancroft to lead the team.

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Mark O'Mahoney, 13, of Pittsburgh, recovered sufficiently from a broken shooting arm to win the 38th National Marbles Championship. In the five-day tournament in Wildwood, N.J. Mark won 65 games and lost only eight to beat 34 other boys for the U.S. crown.

Gary Stukes, 37, after a 20-minute battle landed a world record 810-pound blue marlin off Hatteras, N.C. The Morristown, N.J. sales engineer used a 130-pound test line. His monster marlin broke Eric Widdowson's record of 780 pounds set in 1959 off Puerto Rico.

Leonard (Red) Kelly, 15-year NHL veteran and great playmaking center for Toronto Maple Leafs, became a successful rookie in a new league with his election to the Canadian Parliament. Running as a Liberal, he defeated three other contenders for the York West seat.

Doris Fuchs, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., member of both 1956 and 1960 Olympic gymnastic teams, in final tryouts finished at the top of the women's standings and was named to the 14-member U.S. team that will compete in the world championships, Prague, July 2-8.

Ken Strong, 52, is returning to the New York Giants as a special kicking coach, a job he left in 1947. The former All-America NYU halfback and pro star scored a total of 351 points, kicked 147 extra points and 36 field goals in his playing career with the team he will again coach.