Champion Crago's Red San of Cote de Neige, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi with vital statistics of 26½-10-33, has won Best of Breed in dog shows from New Hampshire to the Lehigh Valley and is entered in this week's Westminster dog show. Mary Elizabeth Goodneighbor, Crago's 43-24-40 owner, has won some titles of her own, among them Miss Guaranteed All Woman and Miss Heavy Armored Maintenance. Miss Goodneighbor, you see, is also Irma the Body (below, with dog's handler), a green-eyed, blonde stripper. She is devoted to other sports, too, never missing a football or baseball game anywhere she is performing. This is not surprising, since it was the applause of the Clemson football team that launched her career. It happened at a state fair at which Irma was a showgirl in a troupe with another stripper. "The Clemson team kept cheering me and booing her until she walked off the stage," Irma recalls. "She handed me her three pieces of blue lace and said, 'If they want you they can have you.' I just walked out and did what came naturally."
Among the provisions of Sir Winston Churchill's will is the distribution of his racehorses. Son-in-law Christopher Soames inherits three brood mares, worth about ¬£7,500, and an option on the stud farm at Lingfield, 95 acres now housing nine mares and three yearlings.
Franklin Mieuli, owner of pro basketball's San Francisco Warriors, was really anticipating the Mission Invitational Golf Tournament, a fancy affair with lady scorekeepers and other luxuries. "I've had so much of a strain lately over the sale of Wilt Chamberlain," said Mieuli, "that I'm looking forward to some complete relaxation without a thought of basketball." At the first tee he was introduced to his scorekeeper—Mrs. Wilt Chamberlain.
Young Peter Jennings, a 27-year-old Canadian, is competing in the big leagues now as ABC's new answer to Huntley-Brinkley and Walter Cronkite, but then Newscaster Jennings has always sought out competition. After playing soccer, football, hockey and cricket at Trinity College School and Carleton University in Canada, Jennings became a member of Canada's international cricket team. When he came to New York, "a tough place for a sportsman," he had to leave behind his home in a game preserve outside Ottawa, his cricket bat, his hockey stick, his boat and his Mercedes 190 SL. "And I used to ski for two hours every morning before I went to work," says Jennings mournfully. "I did bring my skis here, but I've had them out of the closet just once. That was to wax them."
February 22, 1965
Guarded by a detachment of the Mexican army, Jacqueline Kennedy cooked chicken mole, swam and waterskied behind iron gates in Acapulco. Joining her for those activities at the beachside villa of Mexican Socialite-Architect Fernando Parra were Princess Lee Radziwill, Prince Stanislas Radziwill and Prince Pierre Salinger.
"I just don't want to see the Hudson River Valley ruined," said former film fighter James Cagney, coming out of retirement with his fists up. Tough-guy-turned-conservationist Cagney, like most other New Yorkers aware of the scheme, is furious at Consolidated Edison's determination to build a power plant at Storm King Mountain, thereby spoiling the most scenic point on the scenic Hudson. Cagney took the trouble to fire off angry telegrams to Senators Robert Kennedy and Thomas Kuchel (Calif.), particularly protesting the destruction of striped-bass and shad fisheries. This time it was Cagney vs. Public Enemy No. 1, Utilities and Entrenched Politicians divisions. "We've got a fight on our hands," spat Cagney.
Continuing Adventures of the Queen Abroad: Elizabeth traveled from Ethiopia to Sudan, where the highlight of her visit was a two and one-half mile race featuring 15 thoroughbred camels.
Those sheep that graze in right field at Kansas City Municipal Stadium are being given their unconditional releases, announces Athletics Owner Charles O. Finley. They will be replaced as mascots by a genuine Missouri mule, contributed to the A's by a genuine Missouri governor, Warren Hearnes. The mule, naturally, is named Charley-O. What is more, promises Finley, on Opening Day he, Charles Finley, will personally ride his namesake from home to third, and possibly back. Finley has also revealed another gimmick. The Opening Day bat boy, unlike the mule, is named Bobbi Johnson and is a girl. And how: she was Miss U.S.A. 1964.
Barry Goldwater (below), who usually politicks to the right and golfs down the middle, had all his worst fears about the far left confirmed. Driving off the sixth tee in pro-am play at the Phoenix Open, Goldwater hooked so sharply that his ball struck a spectator. Shaken by this venture into extremism, Goldwater—who continued to play only after being assured the man would be all right—lost.