Althea Gibson, first Negro to win the National and Wimbledon championships, on the Ralph Bunche-West Side Tennis Club controversy: "I don't think that tennis or tennis players and fans should be penalized by taking the Davis Cup or the Nationals out of the only actual tennis stadium in the U.S."
Casey Stengel, after hearing for the umpty-umpt time that his Yankees were just not playing on their toes: "What'a ya want me to do? Raise the wash basins in the locker room six inches?"
Ben Hogan, on putting: "Selecting a stroke is like selecting a wife. To each his own."
Joseph Tomaselli, attorney for boxing hoodlum Frankie Carbo, filing an appeal in New Jersey to keep his client from being returned to New York (where Carbo is under grand jury indictment): " Mr. Carbo is willing to go back voluntarily when the climate is more favorable."