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FACES IN THE CROWD

March 31, 1969
March 31, 1969

Table of Contents
March 31, 1969

Yesterday
Flourish Of Trumpets
Big Zinger
Marlin Lover
College Basketball
Horse Racing
The Years
  • When Charlie Sifford won himself a big victory in Los Angeles he capped a 20-year struggle to succeed at what had always been a white man's game. Now he is on top, but the time spent climbing is lost forever

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

FACES IN THE CROWD

David Eldredge of Atlanta, a senior at Westminster School, broke 50 seconds running the 440 and swimming the 100-yard freestyle, with times of 49.5 and 49.9. A straight-A student, he also got the Atlanta Touchdown Club scholar-athlete award as a halfback.

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Mel Davis, a 6'6" senior at Boys' High, averaged 30 points and 19 rebounds per game to lead Boys' to its second straight New York City public school championship. Davis, who scored 35 points in the finals against Martin Van Buren, is both All-City and All-America.

Mrs. Ruby Jenner, housewife, antique dealer and trapshooter from Waupaca, Wis., won the state championship with an average of 93.71% on 3,800 16-yard targets. Her son Rick, 11, shot 89.72% on 1,800 handicap targets and was increased by three yards.

George McGinnis, a 6'7" senior, averaged 32.7 points and 23 rebounds as Indianapolis' Washington High won all its 31 games and the state title. Also an All-America end, George scored 2,079 points to break Oscar Robertson's city record.

Jackie Hogan, 10, of Radnor Woods, Del., who has won 185 swimming awards, set five age-group records in the state meet: 100-yard individual medley (1:12.8), 50-yard freestyle (29.0), 50-yard breaststroke (37.7), 100-yard free (1:02.3), 400-yard free (4:47.5).

Don Benning, 32, wrestling coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for six years, was named NAIA Coach of the Year. Benning has had several offers from bigger schools at a higher salary but says, "I don't want to be some big school's showpiece Negro."

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