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


John Price, 11, a 4'8" swimmer from Harrisburg, Pa., scored 10 consecutive triple victories in dual meets during the indoor season to set an Eastern Pennsylvania YMCA regional record. John's wins were in the freestyle, the butterfly, backstroke and individual medley.

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Kent Wyatt, 145-pound-class wrestler at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif., had a 30-0 record this season, including three matches in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships and five in the NCAA college division tournament.

Becky Burcalow, 16, of Houston bowled a 680 series—one of the highest ever for a girl—to win her 104th trophy. Becky, who has a 194 average, says she never goes on a bowling date since, "I can't try to lose, because they'll know it and then feel worse."

Bob Kauffman, a 6'8" center for Guilford (N.C.) College who is considered a top pro prospect, ranked third in the NAIA in field goal percentage and second in rebounds with a 23.1 average when he led his basketball team to a 25-5 record this season.

Sam Walker, a 6'2", 230-pound, three-year track letterman and a senior at Samuell High in Dallas, put the shot 69'11¾ for a national interscholastic record, surpassing Dallas Long's 69'3" mark set in 1958. Two weeks later, Walker heaved the shot 71'1¼".

Tom Mellor, a senior at Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y., and his friend Timmy McAdam scored a total of 410 points in four years of hockey. Tom had 103 goals and 97 assists, mainly against college freshman teams and Canadian prep schools.