Actor Gilbert Roland, whose father, grandfather and great-grandfather all were toreros and who himself played the matador in the film The Bullfighter and the Lady, sat in his box seat at the bullring in Nogales, Mexico, pleased that Canadian Bullfighter Carolyn Hayward had dedicated her first bull of the afternoon to him. But the bull, hooking badly both to right and left, caught Miss Hayward with a horn and tossed her to the ground. Actor Roland instantly leaped into the arena, got to Miss Hayward and pulled her to safety. "I don't know what I was thinking," said Roland. "I guess the blood of a Mexican matador came out in me."
Republican Presidential Candidate William Scranton's tennis form looks a bit awkward at times (below), but those who have watched him on the court claim that he actually is first-rate. "He could have been a top tournament player if he had taken the game seriously," said Robert Dixon, director of the Waverly (Pa.) Community House, where Scranton and his wife Mary often play doubles. "That's not just my opinion. I've heard tournament people say it."
Arkansas Football Coach Frank Broyles toured the Fayetteville (Ark.) Country Club golf course in a seven-under-par 63. Playing in a friendly foursome with two of his assistant coaches and a local businessman, Broyles reached 16 of the 18 greens in regulation figures but took only 26 putts. He also had an eagle 3 on the par-5 fifth when he holed a chip-in from three feet off the green. His reward for all this? "I don't see what you're so excited about," shrugged his wife. "It was only a practice round."
In a final practice run for the Newport-to-Bermuda yacht race, Tom Watson Jr., chairman of the board of IBM, skippered his sloop Palawan to a fourth-place finish in the Indian Harbor Yacht Club's Whitmore Trophy race off Greenwich, Conn. After seeing his boat safely docked, Watson flew off to Vermont for a meeting of the board of directors of his ski resort. Smugglers' Notch. His navigator, Ed Scheu, president of the Good Humor Corp., stayed behind in Greenwich and gave native junior sailors something even better than a free strawberry shortcake on a stick—a stem-to-stern tour of the beautiful 54-foot sloop.
Since his wife, Nan Gray, taught him the finer points of baiting a hook, Singer Frankie Laine has become a fishing nut. When he is home in Malibu Beach, Calif. he fishes off his front porch, and if he has a singing engagement in a city near water he charters a boat. On a trip to Hawaii he caught a 227-pound blue marlin (his biggest catch), and during a recent four-week stay in New Orleans he landed 800 pounds of red snapper. But he does have a problem: "I have to take pills not to get seasick, and then I have to take pills to stay awake so I can fish."
In Great Britain the Queen's birthday honors list was well sprinkled with sportsmen. Scottish Racing Driver Jimmy Clark was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for "services to motor racing," and Australian Miler Herb Elliott earned an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for "services in the field of athletics." Some other sports figures honored: Cricket Player Alex Bedser, Soccer Player Jimmy Dickinson and Mrs. Beryl Burton, a 26-year-old Yorkshire housewife and the women's world cycling pursuit-race champion, who was awarded an MBE for "services to cycling."
Politically ambitious Winthrop Rockefeller, younger brother of New York's Rocky, is building four bowling alleys, two exercise rooms and a couple of squash courts at his Winrock Farm in Arkansas, but they are mainly for his family's use, not his. The 52-year-old Republican does not believe in competitive sports for men his age and is keeping fit for the November race with Governor Orval Faubus by climbing hills and sawing unwanted branches from the trees around his place. "They are well-rounded and rewarding forms of exercise," he explained, "and not a bit like competitive sports. When I'm tired and short of breath I can quit."
Nor does Cary Grant, who seems to get better-looking with the years, have a special formula for fighting off the ravages of age. "I am constantly amazed to read that I distill vegetable juices, swim daily as if I were training to cross the English Channel and spend six hours a day in a gym," said the 60-year-old Grant. "I really don't do a damn thing. I swim whenever I feel like it, because it's the least exertive of exercises, and I go horseback riding, because the horse does all the work."
Prince Hugo Carlos de Borbón y Parma is teaching his new bride, Princess Irene of The Netherlands, how to play tennis. At a club in Madrid, Irene, clad simply in boyish white shorts and a linen shirt, swings gamely and listens to instructions by the hour. "She runs a lot, sweats a lot and misses a lot," said a cynical ball boy at the club. "She is no vale nada." Meaning not much good.