TRICK OR TREAT?
The customary fate of a losing college football coach is to be hanged in effigy during the season and fired at the end of it. Somewhat different treatment has, up to now, been the lot of Bill Hildebrand, coach of a Wake Forest team that lost its first seven games this season.
One night after that seventh defeat Hildebrand was baby-sitting with his two sons and brooding a bit, when he was all but blown out of his living room by the blare of a band and accompanying cheers. Opening the front door, Hildebrand was greeted by the Wake Forest band and some 300 cheering students. Dumfounded, he accepted a handsome scroll pledging the students' full support to both coach and team.
So on Saturday Wake Forest lost its eighth straight. Old-fashioned we may be, Wake Forest, but we suggest a return to the sound, conservative effigy policy.
CARRY AND CASH
Ben Cash, a fisherman from Kennett, Mo., was arrested last week by a state conservation agent for possessing three trout over the legal limit. For this he paid an $8 fine and $11 in court costs. Ben is chairman of the Missouri Conservation Commission.
THE HORSY LOOK
Japanese with cameras have been observed lately in Harrisburg, Pa., Washington, Toronto and Dublin, Ireland. What these cities have in common is international horse shows. What the Japanese with cameras have in common is that they are getting ready for the 1964 Olympic equestrian games in Tokyo. Nothing sinister about it. The Japanese are just putting together scouting reports on the techniques of international jumping horses and riders in the hope that they may improve their own techniques.
There may have been an omen at the National. The winner of the Irish Mist working hunter trophy was named Daily Nip. He beat out Swing 'n' Sway.
EXPORTS TO JAPAN
As Japanese baseball fans settled cozily on their tatami mats to discuss the news from the hot hibachi league, the talk last week centered around the comings and goings of U.S. major leaguers. The past season had marked the first appearance of name players—the names, either shopworn or a trifle dim, included Don Newcombe, Larry Doby, Larry Raines and Kent Hadley—but there were promises of more to come. Few Americans past their prime in the U.S. leagues fail to give some consideration to bids from Japan, where the pay is high and the odds to stick are long.