"If she is to be a jockey, then she should come to the jockey's room at the appointed time...change into her riding clothes, ride the races she is in, shower and change into her street clothes and then leave.... Did not the Supreme Court, on which she places her legal justification, rule...that separate facilities...cannot be made equal...? Just what individual merit does she possess that justifies her pampered and exceptional treatment? Certainly not the fact that she is a female, for the courts have already ruled that this is not grounds for discrimination."
Or maybe jockeys are just sensitive about the word "petite," which people keep using in connection with Kathy, who is in point of fact a pretty good-sized jockey. Or maybe they are afraid that, after feeling a lady's touch, horses may boycott men.
Renee Destache, 12, of Appleton, Wis., a seventh-grader and a member of the Einstein Junior High School cadet band, has been playing the tenor saxophone for only six months, and she has already gotten results from it.
She took her sax along when she went with her parents recently to the family cottage at Lake Hilbert, Wis. for the weekend. She practiced inside the cottage as her father and a friend squatted in a duck blind 200 feet from the cottage's pier, blowing duck calls and attracting nothing.
At length Renee's mother, unwilling to hear a saxophone any longer, sent her outside. Renee went out to the end of the pier and began to practice there. Her father was about to shoo her away when five bluebills appeared over her head. The shotguns of Renee's father and his friend roared, and three of the bluebills dropped.
When informed of the incident, Renee's band director, Sam R. Ostwald, told her, "We'll have to have a talk about improving the musical quality of your tone." A few days later he told an interviewer, "She's getting better. I'm watching her closer now, and I've worked privately with her a few times."
And probably ruined her for hunting.
A LITTLE TONE
Franklin Mieuli, owner of the San Francisco Warriors, says he wants to elevate NBA basketball, socially, above "the leaky-roof class." This Saturday night, then, before their game with the Lakers at the Cow Palace, the Warriors' fourth annual formal dinner will be held. Under ornate chandeliers, which Mieuli imported from Italy two summers ago while Rick Barry was negotiating his jump to Oakland, guests will dine on Japanese food at $25 per couple, for the benefit of a local charity. Dress will be black tie for the men and Japanese formal for the women, and among the guests will be the Warriors' wives. After dinner, basketball will be played.
THE NEW KELSO