Portrait in Powder

April 19, 1971
April 19, 1971

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April 19, 1971

Curtain Up
  • This time the Milwaukee Bucks are going to win the championship of professional basketball: such is the contention of Lew Alcindor. He tells Jack Olsen even before the semifinal playoffs are completed that he is looking ahead to revenge against the Knicks, who beat Milwaukee four games to one last year. But with Oscar Robertson (below) alongside him, Alcindor argues that his Bucks are now the better team. Knick fans are entitled to hope he is just whistling past the graveyard

Platform Tennis
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

Portrait in Powder

Hiding Inside every skier is a bit of mad artist with a passion for cutting patterns in the snow. Problem is, the slope must be untracked, like a giant white canvas, and such hills are hard to find. But there is one, maybe the best In America, at Jackson Hole, Wyo., and on a recent morning in a perfect setting of sun and new powder 15 two-man teams carved it up, each team cablestitching the slope in a free-swinging 30 seconds. The result was a skier's delight, and perhaps that explains the part about the mad artist: one more snowfall and that big, beautiful picture is gone forever.

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