Bobby Kennedy was on TV again last week and never has the audience been more select. While skiing in Sun Valley, he decided to use the ski school's instant-replay television to check his performance. After he maneuvered through a short slalom course laid out on Dollar Mountain, Kennedy watched the video-tape, stopping it for closer looks at the fine and not-so-fine points. Said a member of the Sun Valley staff: "He is a wild skier. He skis more for therapy than for form."
By the time Boston College beat Syracuse for its seventh straight win of the season, BC Coach Bob Cousy had lost the calm that characterized his Celtic years and was jumping out of his checkered sports coat with delight (below). Last week when BC finally lost, 90-88 to Utah in the Sugar Bowl, he admitted, "For the first time in my basketball life, I had gotten superstitious. I wore that checkered sports jacket to our first game, and, when we won, I began wearing it every time we played. My assistant coach was sitting farther and farther away from me on the bench. Now that we've been beaten, I'm sending the jacket to the cleaners." But if his team stays hot, the cool Cousy is lost forever.
When Sir Arthur Espie Porritt, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B.E., the Sergeant-Surgeon to Her Majesty the Queen, takes up his new post as New Zealand's Governor General next autumn, he will wear among his ribbons and decorations a bronze medal that he won in the 1924 Olympics in Paris. A year later, running in a March snowstorm, he set a 100-yard record of 9.9 at the Oxford-Cambridge meet, a mark that was not bettered until 1962. "I don't think people enjoy running nearly as much as we used to," says Sir Arthur. "It is such damned hard work now. But it's a sign of the times, and I don't see what we can do about it."
Considering the seasons they had last year, it is not surprising that Pitchers Dick (The Monster) Radatz and Dick Ellsworth have been trying their hands at something else, but the businesses they chose may make them the subject of some interesting bench jockeying. The Monster, who was 0 and 5 for Boston and Cleveland, has gone into business with Indian Catcher Duke Sims, giving facials to women in Cleveland. So far, Radatz has spent most of his time recruiting employees, while his wife Sharon has been providing the cosmetic applications, but the pitcher says he is capable "if necessary" of doing the job himself. Meanwhile, Ellsworth, who had an 8 and 22 record with the Cubs last season and then was traded to the Phillies, is spending the winter making cradles in the garage of his Morton Grove, Ill. home. He and two other ex-Cubs, Dick Bertell and Don Elston, have turned out 35 walnut-stained, antiqued cradles for Chicago department stores, where they sell for $39.95. There has proved to be more interest in cradles than anticipated. "Now we have to decide whether to rent manufacturing space elsewhere," says Ellsworth, "because the garage is unheated and too small."
January 9, 1967
The shop assistant selling dresses to schoolgirls in a middle-class suburb of Perth in West Australia looked familiar, but the customers hardly gave Margaret Smith a second glance. The only clue to the identity of the twice Wimbledon and seven-time Australian tennis champion was provided by two copies of her book displayed modestly on a high shelf. Having given up tennis last fall, Miss Smith is pleased with her new career. "I've always liked clothes," she says. "I've studied design and salon layout all over the world, and I've been able to put some ideas into practice in the shop." She has not touched a tennis racket for four months, but last week she was decorated by the Queen with the Order of the British Empire. Not bad for a shop assistant.
David Niven, the British actor whose most distinguishing characteristic is aplomb, looked anything but suave recently when he took a nasty fall while skiing near Gstaad, Switzerland. Suffering only minor damage, he returned to his chalet, where he discovered that his horoscope read, "You will certainly be brought down with a bump today." The prediction was a safe one, Niven says. "I tell my skiing friends to avoid me, because I am dangerous. I always fall."
"It's the end of an era—all good things must end," said longtime bachelor Paul Hornung, as he disclosed last week that he was getting married. Winner of the Golden Boy is 28-year-old Pat Roeder (below), a Green Bay girl who has been working as a TV model in Dallas. The super-marriage is scheduled to take place in Hawaii right after the Super Bowl.