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September 07, 1964
"I am not a gunpowder general," said the handsome Mexican officer who was the top show jumper in the 1948 Olympics. "I never shot a gun. I never fought in a war." Last week, however, all that had changed. Finding himself in one of those traffic clashes that so frequently explode in the thin air of Mexico City, Brigadier General Humberto Mariles jumped out of his car, aimed his gun and fired, thereby starting a small war of his own. "We nearly crashed because of this man's reckless driving," was the way the general described the altercation. "We exchanged a few hot words, and then he pulled out some kind of a steel bar and tried to hit me. In defense of my life, I pulled out my gun and shot him. That was all." But it wasn't. The man, a bricklayer, died 10 days later, and now General Humberto Mariles is hiding out. No one knows where.
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Out of stir but not on a full pardon, former Red Sox slugger Ted Williams left the hospital to go to his cottage on the Miramichi River in Canada. "The doctors have told me I can fish," said the 47-year-old athlete, who is recovering from a back injury. "I can't step around on those rocks like nothing ever happened, but I'll be O.K. They say I have the body of a 21-year-old, and by November I will be able to play golf again."

"Everywhere I went the men asked two questions," reported Penn State Coach Rip Engle after an Armed Forces football-clinic tour of the Far East. "One was: 'What do they think of this war back home?'; the other was: 'What about topless bathing suits?' "

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