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Earlene Brown, who stands 5 feet 9, weighs 240 pounds and holds the U.S. women's shot-put record, has diverted her ample talents into the professional roller derby circuit (below). Bodies are scattering like tenpins. In brief, Earlene, who first discovered her strength in grammar school when her teacher made her go play with the boys because she kept knocking the tetherball off its tether, is a great success. "The Man up there made me big," says Earlene. "Now maybe this size of mine will make me a little money."
Although the world's most notorious former heavyweight champion is still highly visible in the quickie version of Harlow, many exhibitors—in view of recent developments—have dropped his name from the movie's billings. The more imaginative, however, have updated their marquees. One midwestern theater, for example, advertises: "See Sonny Liston—on his feet."
The decline that has left Britain less Great reached its nadir. Robin Hood tried to enter an archery tournament near his home town and was rejected. Robin, a dead shot at 30 paces, was barred from the English Midland Archery Championships in Leamington because the age limit is 18 and he was only 17. The young yeoman masked his disappointment and politely answered the obvious question of the curious: Is he related? "I don't know," said Robin Hood, "but legend says he was born at Locksley, only a few miles from my home. I suppose I could be."
Baseball's recent draft of free agents missed a good one, but the disappointed prospect is not giving up yet. In the best Jim Brosnan tradition, The Sporting News carried the following advertisement, complete with photograph:
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