Norman Dyhrenfurth, veteran climber and documentary film authority, leaves next week for Nepal, where, as head of the first American Mt. Everest expedition, he will start the massive (25 tons of equipment) operation for the 20-member group.
Maidie Sullivan, 18, of Omaha, who took an accelerated high school program to be able to skate competitively and already has an international championship to her credit, glided through the southwestern figure skating meet in Dallas to win the women's title.
Roland Hillier of Winter Park, Fla. won the Western Hemisphere water skiing slalom championship near Miami in a tense runoff against present world champion Jimmy Jackson by averaging 38 mph at the end of a shortened (56-foot) rope.
Diane Naismith, whose kinship (a great grand niece) with the inventor of basketball, James A. Naismith, hasn't encouraged her to take up the sport, won a different kind of court honor. She was voted a princess in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses retinue.
Danny Carrell, of Louisville, a guard on the strong Davidson College ( N.C.) basketball team, won a Rhodes scholarship, evoking memories of another of Davidson's Rhodes men—also a basketball player—Dean Rusk, Secretary of State.
Jacinto Vasquez, 19, suspension-prone Panamanian jockey, averaged nearly a win a day in Kentucky in November before moving to Tropical Park, where he rode 16 more, including his first stakes race winner in the $9,275 City of Coral Gables Handicap.