Ken Venturi, playing for the first lime in Las Vegas' auction-block golf Tournament of Champions: "People come up to me and feel my legs and arms and pat my stomach. They want to know how I feel and how I'll score, so they can place their bets. The horse writers should cover this thing."
Bob Hoffman, barbell coach for the AAU team meeting Russians in Chicago and Manhattan this month, on the weighty problems of U.S.-Soviet relations: "The one thing that impresses those people is brute strength."
Anonymous U.S. official admitting error in omitting a baseball exhibit (while including a football exhibit) in the nation's pavilion at the Brussels World's Fair: "Our faces are red. We just plain forgot.... We are going to remedy the situation."
Anonymous Russian official admitting bafflement at the pool of water camouflaged as a leisurely beach front in the center of the U.S. pavilion: "You would think America is an island like Japan. What they ought to have there is some machinery."