Contents

June 20, 1971

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

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

The departments

9 Scorecard
51 People
52 Baseball
54 Bridge
57 Crew
58 Chess
77 For the Record
78 19th Hole

Cover photograph by Tony Triolo

Credits on page 77

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Next week

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."

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)