?After four years of shifting like a light bay breeze, Boston Banker Chandler Hovey will allow his superb 12-meter Easterner to be raced in earnest as an America's Cup contender. He has put ashore the coveys of Hoveys who used to swarm over her graceful stern and has turned over the boat—together with a blank check for equipment—to Master Helmsman George O'Day (SI, April 22, 1961) and Easterner's designer, Ray Hunt, himself a formidable racing tactician.
ROUGH GAME, RUGBY
After the seventh straight win of their current North American tour (over the University of British Columbia), the New Zealand Universities All-Star Rugby team adjourned to the palatial home of Ronald Graham, Vancouver millionaire, who had invited them in for refreshments.
Next morning Mrs. Graham assayed the damage of a party that had been a smash success. There were 60 shattered glasses (her finest); a wrecked tea wagon (cherished wedding gift); a demolished iron swimming pool rail; floors stained with beans and hamburgers; and a pie-stained mirror that had been a dead-on target for a fruity heave-ho. Beer bottles and glasses drifted about the indoor pool.
Furthermore, the butler was brooding, not so much about the mess as about insults he had endured after the guests discovered his Prussian lineage. "They pushed me around," he said, "and called me a bloody German. They complained about the hamburgers and beans and threw them about the place. They insulted the Grahams, their home and their food. I have never seen such a disgraceful exhibition by invited guests before in my life."
What we'd like to see is a match between the New Zealanders and our own Fort Lauderdale All-Stars, now swinging in that student-beleaguered Florida town.
Frank Sandy, a Hungarian visiting teacher, turned up four months ago in Heber City, a tiny town in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. He was "sick and tired," he said, of hearing that American kids aren't fit. All they need, he said, is leadership. The principal agreed to let him work on boys and girls seven to 11 years old. Sixteen weeks later the youngsters were scoring some 200% on the " White House test," doing 20 chin-ups, 40 push-ups, Swedish one-hand pushups, tumbling, and walking 40 to 50 feet on their hands.