12 Something New in the Solar System
In the week past the emerging motorcycle mania engaged Americans from Baja to Boston
20 Ho, Ho, Ho Went the Jolly Giant
Rick Wanamaker, who is 6'8" and casual, made a laugher out of the national decathlon championship
22 Beware of the Cliff Dwellers
The predictably unpredictable Mets have their fans in a frenzy with every game a gasper
28 100 Candles for the Grand
Harness racing's big-league Grand Circuit celebrates its centennial, complete with Currier & Ives memories
June 20, 1971
38 Get Out of the Boat and Go
Flying trapezes and daring young men—notably two Americans—are the staples of Tempest sailing
44 Who Sez-z-z Man Is Dominant?
As summer vacations begin, the insect world welcomes its favorite prey—weak, outnumbered humans
60 Without the Conceit of Infallibility
Vice-President Agnew reflects on the value of competition and extols its varied benefits
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole
Cover photograph by Tony Triolo
Credits on page 77
Golf's greatest prize, the U.S. Open championship, is on the line again, this time at historic Merion. Dan Jenkins will report the triumph—and the putts that wouldn't drop.
Ping pong pests, those competitors who monotonously block the ball back until you lose the point, can be exterminated. Dick Miles, 10-time U.S. champion, shows how.
The hunters turned out to be the hunted in a true and shocking game law case involving an undercover agent, the protected bighorn sheep and some so-called "sportsmen."