March 25, 1968
March 25, 1968

Table of Contents
March 25, 1968

America At Last
The Mighty Burner
Old Man River
Horse Racing
Dick Francis
  • Dick Francis was riding the Queen Mother's horse, Devon Loch, in the 1956 Grand National before 250,000 people. He had the race won when suddenly Devon Loch lunged, slid and stopped. To this day no one has found out what happened or why. The key character in this baffling enigma, Francis has himself become the author of suspense novels with horse-racing backgrounds, all six of them reflecting his remarkable narrative skill

Basketball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


22 It's America—At Last
Billy Kidd and Nancy Greene won the Roch Cup for the best weekend in memory for North American skiing

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26 A Sleeper Joins the NCAA Cast
Ohio State duplicates last year's act by another Ohio long shot and makes the final round in Los Angeles

30 Big Blaze in the Mighty Burner
Sophomore quarter-miler Larry James paced Villanova to an easy victory in the NCAA track championships

38 A Decade of Pain and Progress
Ten years after his tragic accident, All-Star basketball player Maurice Stokes steadily improves

An Easygoing Guy and His Golf

40 John Underwood describes the unflappable Julius Boros
46 Boros offers some playing hints that could help you

53 How Dad Earned My First $100,000
Red Sox hero Carl Yastrzemski recounts the marvelous story of his rich introduction to professional baseball

76 Mystery Makes a Writer
Central figure in horse racing's oddest enigma, Dick Francis is now a successful suspense story author

The departments

13 Scorecard
60 People
65 Horse Racing
66 Hockey
70 Boating
91 For the Record
92 Basketball's Week
93 19th Hole

Credits on page 91

Cover painting by Francis Golden


Next week

Really No. 1 is the basketball team that wins the NCAA tournament in Los Angeles. Joe Jares, Curry Kirkpatrick and a group of photographers describe how the winner did it.

Gold medal star Don Schollander, hero of the Tokyo Olympics and still a swimming giant at the advanced age of 21, tells Writer Gil Rogin that he is only "a man who swims."

Oakland, with its new sports facilities, got almost as many pro teams as New York or Chicago, but happiness has not followed. Frank Deford explores a city of complexes.