Henry Wade, the Dallas district attorney who became world famous as prosecutor of Jack Ruby, drove in the first run in the annual baseball game between Dallas prosecutors and criminal lawyers. With the score 0-0 in the bottom of the first and one on, first baseman Wade swaggered to the plate in fire-engine-red T shirt, green pants, white cap and golf shoes. Chomping down on a long cigar, he glared out at the Legal Eagle pitcher. Thock! Wade's Warriors had their first run of many. "I'm afraid we lost count," admitted Umpire Red Harris. "It was several thousand to something in favor of Henry's team. A substantial victory, you might say." That admission of inattention to the proceedings was only slightly startling. All of the umpires were real-life judges, including Harris and third-base umpire Joe B. Brown—who may be remembered from the Ruby trial also.
For 20 years, says Olivia de Havilland, who at 48 looks like a horror only in horror movies, she has remained young by doing a few minutes of yoga in the morning (below). "I was old at 16," adds Olivia, the first woman president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. "I was young at 30. And my real adolescence began at 40."
After bringing his Indians home from the East seven games behind the White Sox, Cleveland Manager Birdie Tebbetts was understandably preoccupied—particularly when he learned General Manager Gabe Paul wanted to talk to him. Birdie, scheduled to address the Plain Dealer Post 141 of the American Legion at luncheon, was asked to stop down at Paul's office afterward. "O.K.," he agreed, and hastened off to the Manger Hotel. "Where's the newspaper affair?" he asked in the lobby. "On the 16th floor," was the reply. Sure enough, Tebbetts found a gaggle of sportswriters there having lunch. He sat down and started to eat. Then they brought on some fight films, and the Bird started to wonder. "Whose lunch is this?" he asked. "Mine," said Fight Promoter Larry Atkins. "Where's the Legion lunch?" asked Birdie. "Try the ballroom," Atkins suggested. Down 15 flights went Birdie. The ballroom was dark. A movie was being shown. Birdie groped his way to the speakers' table. "Tebbetts here," he said, nudging the man next to him. "Nice to have you, Tibbett," came the perfunctory reply. Birdie looked up. The screen showed wild geese in flight. "Where am I?" he cried. "The Woods and Waters luncheon," his neighbor answered, "but you are welcome to remain." Tebbetts rushed out into the corridor, where he was grabbed by a legionnaire and led to the right luncheon. There he recounted his adventures. "If you've been reading your own newspaper, you know I'm not too bright," he concluded. Later on, Gabe Paul gave him a contract through 1966.
No one can say Drew Pearson hasn't the conscience of a conservationist. In a sporting gesture to aid Lady Bird's campaign for more trees and grass in Washington, Columnist Pearson gave the First Lady 10 tons of fertilizer. Pearson sells the stuff as a sideline, and it is customarily delivered in neat five-pound, red-and-white packages bearing the message: "Drew Pearson's Best Manure." In smaller type is the legend, "None genuine without my signature."
May 30, 1965
The U.S. government recently put a valuable deposit in Fort Knox: Cleveland Back Jimmy Brown. As a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Brown spent two weeks there in a refresher course in combat proficiency, an area in which NFL opponents might correctly feel that he needs no refreshing. Lieutenant Brown led the class in all events: one-mile run, hand-grenade throw, 40-yard crawl, and dodge-and-run.
Edward T. Breathitt Jr., governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has decided to cease recruiting for the University of Kentucky. Mr. Breathitt has adequate reason. A year ago on behalf of his alma mater, he personally visited Westley Unseld, "All-America" at Louisville's Seneca High School. Unseld eventually enrolled at the University of Louisville. Breathitt also visited Garnett Phelps, "All-America" halfback for Louisville Male High School. Phelps eventually enrolled at the University of Missouri. This year Breathitt descended on Kentucky's best basketball prospect, Butch Beard of Breckinridge County High School. Beard has not yet decided on a college. The one thing he has indicated, however, is that he will not attend the University of Kentucky.
Conservative parliamentarians have never thought Bessie Brad-dock, Labor's formidable member from Liverpool, was quite cricket. But Bessie had the last word when she stood up at the wicket in a charity match between the Liverpool cast of My Fair Lady and the city police. For once Bessie was nonpartisan and led off the game by taking her turn at bat as an independent. But, as might have been predicted by her parliamentary adversaries, she never lost sight of her target. Mrs. Braddock faced a dozen balls before a tricky one sent her to the tea tent. But as the picture shows (below), even in defeat Bessie kept her eye on the ball.