Ann Elliott, a former New Orleans TV performer, startled the crowd and jockeys when she first tried the mike as the official race announcer at Jefferson Downs, but her calls were right and she was hired permanently, giving the track the only female voice in racing.
Jim Hill, a parachute rigger and the smallest jumper (5 feet 3, 145 pounds) in the first All-Navy parachute meet in Lakehurst, N.J., won the overall individual trophy for style and accuracy by slicing across a stiff west wind to land within 16 feet of the target.
Sheila Maroshick, a Brooklyn school teacher and five-time handball champion of New York City, took her second national singles title (she won it in 1960) by beating Beverly Childs, Brooklyn, 21-11, 21-13 in a U.S. Handball Association championship.
C. Allison Merrill, highly successful coach of the ski team at Dartmouth College—where he developed outstanding crosscountry skiers—was named the coach of the Nordic (cross-country and jumping events) team for the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Joyce Burns, a University of Nebraska coed who is now the whirling highlight of the half-time shows at Cornhusker football games, has won some 400 twirling trophies in nine years, including one of the top international prizes at the Seattle World's Fair.
Dick Fitzsimmons, winner of the collegiate punting title in his sophomore year at Denver, has refined his technique. Now a senior at New Mexico, he consistently punts out of bounds inside the opponent's 10, while still maintaining a 42.25-yard average.