Friendly Frankie Sinatra and retinue appeared backstage after a performance to patch up a reported feud with "Golden Boy" Sammy Davis. "He was nice enough to invite me to the Little Club for fettucini," Sammy related, "but I had to tell him it was my bowling night."
Charles de Gaulle sailed into France's Annual Boat Show held in Paris, appropriately accompanied by Eric Tabarly, who last summer sailed across the Atlantic alone. In addition to ships owned by Prince Rainier and Prince Karim Aga Khan, smaller pleasure craft were on view. Pointing to one that caught his fancy, President dc Gaulle asked its price. "$7,300," was the reply. "Very reasonable," said De Gaulle grandly.
Add to the growing list of skiing casualties: Irwin Shaw, author of Bury the Dead, who fell and broke his shoulder in Switzerland.
Roger Maris (below), who is graceful enough in the outfield during warm weather, was a gross flop as an ice skater in the Catskills. He needed support—and not just moral—from his wife, Pat, merely to stand up.
February 1, 1965
The Minneapolis firm of Dempsey-Tegeler describes its new broker, Jim Marshall, as having "a first-rate mind, a winning disposition and a community-wide reputation." On that last point there can be no doubt. Marshall is the Minnesota Viking defensive end who picked up a fumble and ran 66 yards the wrong way, thereby scoring a safety for San Francisco. His other activities have included making 34 parachute jumps without once putting the harness on upside down, shooting himself in the stomach with a revolver he was unloading and peddling wigs. He also is the same Marshall who was to fly to Dallas recently to receive the Bonehead of the Year award. Taking the wrong turn off the expressway to the airport, Marshall screeched up to the terminal late for his flight, raced out to the boarding area and—that's right—wound up on a plane for Chicago instead of Dallas.
Could that be Mandy Rice-Davies galloping by on a horse, riding to hounds at the Weston Harriers hunt? It could be and was. Anyone with two quid can join the Somerset, England chase. Snubbed by the local gentry, Mandy claimed not to care. "I never feel lonely," she said with a smile.
Ohio State Football Coach Woody Hayes didn't quite have the horses this season—so he joined 'em. Addressing the Ohio meeting of the United States Trotting Association, Woody touched on quite a few foreign topics, of which harness racing was only the most obvious. "I'm keenly interested in politics," Hayes also revealed, "but I don't belong to an organized party. I'm a Republican."
Six-foot-three, 227-pound Los Angeles Ram Linebacker Mike Henry has been selected from among some 25 tons of football players, lifeguards, wrestlers and bikini models to become the 14th Tarzan. Says Producer Sy Weintraub: "I see him as sort of a James Bond in the jungle."
Dwight Eisenhower, who has seen three of them from excellent vantage points, did not attend last week's Inauguration. About the time Lyndon Johnson was being sworn in, Ike was in Palm Desert, preparing to play a round of golf.
One would think one could get away from Liz Taylor (below) at a Rugby match, if nowhere else. But, no, there in the crowd watching the England vs. Wales international was a Liz well advanced on her program of de-Americanization. After a luncheon featuring Welsh beer, she and her Welsh husband. Richard Burton, joined a crowd in singing Cwm Rhondda, a Welsh song. Even Liz's hat was Welsh and decorated with a leek, the Welsh national emblem. With all this Welsh aid, Wales had no trouble beating England 14-3.
Buddy Dial, normally a split end for the Dallas Cowboys, will appear as wild card for the Dallas Symphony. Dial, Lord help us, will sing. Meeting with Conductor Donald Johanos to discuss repertoire, Dial—one of the foremost vocalists of Magnolia, Texas—held out for My Bucket's Go! a Hole in It. Johanos tactfully suggested it might be difficult to get a full orchestral arrangement for that number. He recommended an aria from Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, freely translated as "The Hidden-ball Play," an Italian pass option. After one practice session, Johanos assessed Dial's range as "from B fiat below C to high F, which is an octave and a sixth and good enough for a first down."
In absolutely the last bowl game of the year a team of jockeys, led by Bill Hartack and Ray York, tied an all-star group of seventh-and eighth-graders from the Pop Warner league 6-6 in Garden Grove, Calif. "It was very fair," said York later. "Some of our players never made the eighth grade."
The Camp Fire Club of America presented wilderness hiker and mountain climber William O. Douglas, 66, with its annual award at a Manhattan restaurant, Tavern-on-the-Green. The green referred to is Central Park, a New Yorker's idea of the out-of-doors. Still, giving Douglas an outdoorsman's award in New York, citadel of the sedentary, may not be entirely inappropriate. Down in Washington Mr. Douglas is a kind of bench warmer himself.