It was a jim-dandy week for James D. Norris. In Florida his Derby horse, Easy Spur, won an easy eight-length victory over Troilus. Jim missed the finish because he was in Montreal, full of Gem�tlichkeit and beans, to watch his Black Hawks in the Stanley Cup playoffs and to sip rum from a pineapple at a party announcing his Moore-Durelle fight. Then he hopped to Chicago where, in a magnificent if not magnanimous gesture (left), he gave each Hawk a check for $3,350, which is the least they can earn if they win the cup. "Bring them back after you win and I'll sign them," growled Norris. With Norris waving his arms to cheer them on, and with visions of signatures dancing in their heads, the Hawks whipped the Canadiens 4-2. Hustling to the dressing room, Norris said he'd attend the remaining games, "God willing." Norris, you see, is legally certified as being much too ill (SI, Dec. 1, '58 et seq.) to testify before the New York grand jury investigating boxing. But if he ever bounds into New York and is still full of beans the jury and the District Attorney would admire to hear from him.
NORRIS HANDS HIS HAWKS UNSIGNED CHECKS AS AN INCENTIVE
NORRIS HUNCHES FORWARD IN SEAT AT CHICAGO STADIUM
NORRIS CHEERS GOALIE; PARTNER ARTHUR WIRTZ (FAR RIGHT) IS GLUM
NORRIS BELLOWS; WIFE DAUGHTER ARE CALM
NORRIS BOUNDS TO HIS FEET; PARTNER WIRTZ IS NOT IMPRESSED
BACK-SLAPPED NORRIS EXULTS IN THIRD HAWK GOAL
HAPPY NORRIS GRINS IN DRESSING ROOM AFTER GAME