Jan. 25, 1965
Jan. 25, 1965

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Jan. 25, 1965

Magic 50
Big Bluff
Bug Boy
  • By Herman Weiskopf

    The crowd, as always, was raucous at Lehigh's packed Grace Hall, but Iowa State refused to rattle. Behind after three matches, the Cyclones stormed back to win and prove they are one of the country's best teams

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Jean Stewart, a schoolteacher, won the Baltimore Sun's 30-game duckpin bowling tournament with 3,783 sticks, a 126 average. She never glanced at the score toward the end of the tournament, explaining, "I never look ahead or back, I just do the best I can."

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William Schmitt, for 15 years the wrestling coach at Granite City (Ill.) High, tutored teams to 133 straight dual meet wins against southwestern Illinois and St. Louis-area teams, a streak begun in 1956 and ended by Mehlville High, the Missouri champs.

Margaret Birsner of Bakersfield, Calif. celebrated her 14th birthday alone at the controls of a glider over Tehachapi, Calif., thus became the youngest girl ever to solo. A high school freshman with an interest in medicine, she began gliding instruction two years ago.

Richard Collins, a freshman math major at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, won the Portland, Maine, city chess championship, upsetting 81-year-old Harlow Daly, who had held the title for three years. Collins was runner-up to Daly in last year's tournament.

Pat Burda, the senior center for Oxford Junction in the Iowa girls' high school basketball league, hit on 65% of her field goal attempts and 80% of her free throws in 11 games for 575 points and a 52.3 average. Her single game high was 79 against Wheatland.

Dennis Hofflander, a Chicago high school senior who works after school at the YMCA where he trains, won his second USHA Junior Handball Championship, beating Ken Smolack of New York 21-9, 21-12. His backwall play overwhelmed Smolack's "fly shot" game.