? G. Robert Nail; Houston bridge expert, after playing eight hours a day for 16 consecutive days in national tournaments: "It took a lot of sleeping pills to get through this tournament; if I hadn't taken them, I would have had to get up every day before I even went to sleep."
?Edwin A. McDonald Jr., assistant coach of the Los Angeles Jets of the American Basketball League: "Basketball is a game of chance. You look up at the scoreboard and see who is ahead when the gun is fired. That's the intent of the game. It's dice with hoops, to be perfectly frank."
?Harold Groves of Groves Archery Corp., Albuquerque, on receipt of an order for one of his bows from Katanga Province: "I sure hope this customer is on our side."
?Richard Cardinal Cushing, at the annual Boston police ball: "Gambling exists everywhere. And no one can deny it. The United States Army wouldn't be a sufficient law enforcement body to stop people from gambling. In my theology, gambling is not a sin any more than to take a glass of beer or of hard liquor is a sin. It's the abuse that makes gambling evil or drinking intoxicating liquors evil."
? Terry Downes, replying to Promoter Sam Silverman's suggestion that Downes go through with his return fight with Paul Pender in Boston: "What! Me go to an Irish city like Boston to defend my title on St. Patrick's night—with the judges and referee all named Kelly, Kelly and Kelly!"