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WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
January 06, 1958
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January 06, 1958

Wonderful World Of Sport

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The Hawks set a new league record of 146 points in beating Syracuse—and in winning sweaters, of course.

Kerner got a breather with the next game. The Hawks beat Minneapolis at home. By this time the players' wives were feeling slighted. So Kerner promised hats and handbags if the streak remained unbroken.

Well, last Thursday night Detroit came to St. Louis and broke the string.

"And a good thing, too," says Kerner. "After satisfying their wives, those guys were talking about cars next!"

Casey Stengel, who was envious

Feet on desk and mouth wide open, Casey Stengel samples an executive posture in the Glendale ( Calif.) National Bank, which opened last week with Casey a director. Spouted Stengel, on learning the bank had a bookkeeping machine which did the work of eight men: "I ought to have one of those in my outfield."

Frank Leahy, who regretted

Ankle in cast from a fracture suffered on Christmas Eve, Frank Leahy is attended by Nurse Joan Graver in Chicago, awaiting an examination to determine whether he could take a coaching job at Texas A&M (see page 17). The verdict: coaching would endanger his health. Brooded Leahy: "I am deeply distressed."

SURFEIT OF SQUASH

Townheaded Stephen Vehslage, an 18-year-old Princeton freshman from Haverford, Pa., is a young squash star of unusual promise. In an indoor racquets game known for its speed and intricacy he is displaying style exceptional for his age though understandable in light of his background. When he was 7 Stephen began to swing a squash racquet at the Main Line's Merion Cricket Club, a quietly intense organization that has produced more than its share of national squash champions. Stephen dreams of being national champion himself, and is showing that some day he may well be. But it is doubtful that he will ever face a day as trying as last Friday in Manhattan when he played four matches in two tournaments at two separate clubs. From early morning until late afternoon he shuttled between the Princeton Club and the University Club, 17 blocks apart, played the first two rounds of the National Junior Championship and the semifinal and final round of the 20th Annual Invitation Intercollegiate Championship. Later in the holiday week he became National Junior Champion for the third straight year, but on that frenetic Friday, as pictured here, young Stephen Vehslage enjoyed a surfeit of squash.

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