Jan. 11, 1965
Jan. 11, 1965

Table of Contents
Jan. 11, 1965

Fabulous Namath
Future Champs
The Story Of A Season: Part I
  • After a stumbling start the Baltimore Colts played like a superteam, wrapping up the National Football League's Western Division title four weeks before the championship game with Cleveland. For young Coach Don Shula (opposite, with Quarterback Johnny Unitas) it was a satisfying experience—until the Colts ran into the Browns. Here Shula recalls it all, from the exhibition season through those final 60 minutes of shock and despair

Little John
  • John Mecom Jr. is the man's name, and the big itch is his game. What Mecom itches to do is build the best racing cars in America, and he is daring Detroit to stop him. He also itches to turn his family's Texas ranch into a land-based Noah's Ark, stocked with live specimens of every sort of African wildlife. The U.S. Government is proving a bit sticky about this project, but Mecom (shown here in his trophy-filled command post) is certain that he ultimately will get what he is after

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Christy Ito, 13, of Portland, Ore., who has been figure skating competitively just three years, won her third consecutive Northwest Pacific title—in the Novice Ladies division—at Great Falls, Mont. She was 1963's Juvenile and 1962's Sub-juvenile champion.

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Russell Harris, senior fullback at Andrew Lewis High School in Salem, Va., was named Virginia's outstanding high school football player of the season. He scored 78 points in 10 games in leading his undefeated, untied team to the state championship.

Bruce Fennie of Buffalo, a forward on the champion Boston University hockey team, was voted most valuable player at the Boston Garden hockey festival after scoring a final-period goal to give his team a 4-3 victory over Queen's University of Canada.

Mick Lacy, 31, a sales representative in Knoxville, Ill. and a duck hunter for 15 years, successfully imitated a hail call, a lonesome duck call and a feed call to win the world duck-calling contest in Stuttgart, Ark. with 481 out of a possible 500 points.

Syble Pointer, 18, a secretary in Madison, Tenn. with a 165 bowling average, became the youngest member of the WIBC to roll a perfect game in competition. She began to cry after the fifth strike, but nonetheless managed to throw seven more for her 300 score.

Richard Hendrick, a 6-foot-1, 165-pound senior basketball player at Bristow High in Bowling Green, Ky. and a member of the 1964 all-state team, scored 50 points each in two of his school's wins this season, and has averaged 41.5 points in the first 11 games.