"The players here are all big and strong, and if I throw changeup, they will hit the long ball," he explains, pronouncing "long" as "wrong"—and that may be more than his Japanese accent showing. Outside of such baseball talk, Masi's English is limited. This might have made him an outcast on the clique-ridden Giants. Ah, but not so. Masi speaks Spanish, a fact that ought to make him the closest of friends with Jesus Maria Rojas Alou and Orlando Manuel Cepeda.
DAISY AMONG THE EDELWEISS
More than a score of persons have died trying to scale the almost vertical 4,800 feet of Switzerland's dread Eiger north wall—a fact known all too well to the parents of blithe and blue-eyed Daisy Voog, German track and field star and secretary for an insurance firm in Munich. For the past two summers Daisy spent her weekends in the Dolomites practicing for an assault on the north wall. No woman ever had done it and precious few men. But last year she saw movies taken by friend Toni Hiebeler of his successful attempt and exclaimed: "I want to do this, too."
A month ago she almost made it but had to quit halfway when the weather turned foul. Setting out for a second try with Hiebeler and Werner Bittner, a mechanic friend and experienced climber, Daisy said to her mother: "Keep your fingers crossed." Mother Voog did and Daisy, her only child, made it.
FOOTBALL FASHION NOTE
At Lehigh University, high-heeled shoes will be the thing for football this year and at Lafayette College it will be leopard-skin footwear. Not for coeds. For football players.
Dr. Emil Havach, a chiropodist and Lehigh's head trainer, devised shoes with ?-inch-high heels for slow-pulling guards and sluggish fullbacks. The heels, he said, will help players assume a proper stance and overcome a malady known as "short-heel-cord condition."
Lafayette, which will meet Lehigh on the gridiron for the 100th time this November 21, will wear leopard-skin footgear simply because the team's nickname is the Leopards.
MRS. MAC AND JIMMY
Herself no taller than a jockey, Mrs. Jessie MacKenzie of Victoria, B.C. became the first woman in North America to receive a Thoroughbred trainer's license and thereafter had her picture taken in the winner's circle in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. She continued to train until she was 78 years old.