Jack Kramer, professional tennis impresario, on why he may chuck the whole business: "I feel I've been trying to climb a mountain and nobody really wants me to climb it. So I just may stop trying. Pretty soon now I won't be handling any more pro tours."
Ingemar Johansson, explaining, in part, why he signed to defend his title against Floyd Patterson for Vincent J. Velella and Irving B. Kahn, after publicly condemning them and their methods: "We have an agreement that if investigations show that anyone is illegal or a gangster he will be thrown out."
Ray Jenkins, Montana State football coach, essaying a prophecy: "We definitely will be improved this year. Last year we lost ten games. This year we only scheduled nine."
Hank Greenberg, Chicago White Sox executive, on the third league: "I do not like to see those third-league people wander down an alley. They may have all the money they are reported to have. But they will not want to throw it down the drain."