ALL MANNER, NO BEDSIDE
What do doctors take for pain of headache, neuritis and neuralgia? They take a prescription blank and prescribe themselves a rest and a change of scenery, that's what. They do, that is, if they're like Dr. Yesid Trebert, the only physician accompanying the Colombian Olympic team to Tokyo. The Colombian contingent includes no women, and Dr. Trebert is a gynecologist.
A QUESTION OF RELATIVITY
A year from now, when the New York World's Fair closes for good and not just for the winter, Westinghouse Time Capsule II will be buried alongside Westinghouse Time Capsule I, which was a feature of the New York World's Fair of 1939-40. Both will be opened in the year 6939, if anyone is around then who remembers. The idea is to tell the folks of the 70th century what it was like in the good old days. Among things they will be told are matters having to do with sport and recreation.
They will be told, for instance, about the rise of Russia in Olympic Games competition, since it was the first time a nation successfully concentrated on such a goal as a matter of national policy; about the conquest of Mt. Everest; about the spreading popularity of basketball around the world; about the four-minute mile and the seven-foot high jump; about the rise in popularity of professional football in the U.S.; and about skin diving and sky diving.
All very sound, sociologically and archeologically, no doubt, but it neglects the significance of the asterisk that Roger Maris wears around his neck.
THE NUMBERS GAME
College football rules suggest that centers wear numbers in the 50s, guards in the 60s, tackles in the 70s, ends in the 80s and so on, but they do not command it. They are, in fact, rather vague about the whole business of the identifying numbers. Thus it would seem that Coach Louis B. Juillerat of Northwood Institute, a junior college in Midland, Mich., has been technically law-abiding this season. On occasion he has had a player line up at end with No. 83 on his back, indicating that he is an end, and No. 71 on his chest, indicating that he is a tackle. It has led to no little confusion among opponents defending against forward passes.
The week before its team was to play Northwood, Ohio Northern University informed game officials that it might well be tried again. It was not, however. The officials advised Coach Juillerat that if he tried the ploy they would apply the rule against unsportsmanlike conduct, which would mean a 15-yard penalty every time No. 83-71 played.
It was all a mistake on the part of the manufacturer who made the jerseys, Coach Juillerat explained. A small school, Northwood had only just enough jerseys to go around. No. 83-71 was given No. 48, indicating he was a back, and everyone was satisfied.
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