Sept. 23, 1968
Sept. 23, 1968

Table of Contents
Sept. 23, 1968

A Rouser
Triumph And Tragedy
Show Biz Denny
  • Until he stepped on the mound, you couldn't tell the man from the celebrities. Then Denny McLain began to pitch, and baseball had its first 30-game winner since 1934, when Diz became an American original

  • Nobody really won—Jimmy Ellis lost ground in his fight for public acceptance, Floyd Patterson saw a fine effort wasted, the Swedes were melancholy about it all and the draft dodgers Just kept smoking

Van Breda Kolff
Horse Racing
Pro Football
Bobby Jones
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


John Lucas Jr., 14, son of a Durham, N.C. high school principal, won seven events in the Durham City-County Tennis Tournament, including the men's singles and a share of the doubles. The 15-13 first set of the singles final required an hour and 43 minutes.

This is an article from the Sept. 23, 1968 issue

Mrs. Rebecca R. Small, a sixth grade teacher in Yarmouth, Maine, defeated 31 rivals in the Powder Puff Derby at Beech Ridge Speedway, Scarborough, Maine. In her only other auto race—the same event two years ago—Mrs. Small did not finish.

William Curran IV, a third-grader from Huntington Beach, Calif., competing in only his third 880-yard run, sprinted in the stretch to win by 10 yards at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif. His time for the 9-and-under competition was 2:58.7.

Uriah Jones, a 43-year-old draftsman from Killingworth, Conn., fought off leg cramps to earn a place on the U.S. five-man Olympic foil team at Teaneck, N.J. Jones, the father of four sons, is the first black man to represent the U.S. in Olympic fencing.

Jean Ellen McAleer of Valley Forge, Pa., won the Individual A competition at the 14th National Rally of the U.S. Pony Clubs in Fair Hill, Md. Miss McAleer participated in dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping and won by a single point.

Jeff Adam, a determined 17-year-old high school senior from Dayton with a powerful stroke, found his summer of diligent training rewarded with victory in the Senior National long-distance AAU swimming championship at Lake Ta-Konda, Columbia, Mo.