RETIRED: East Germany's GABRIELE SEYFERT, reigning women's world figure-skating champion, and four others on her team. The announcement from East Berlin gave no reason, said only that "from now on she will be active as a trainer in her native city of Karl-Marx-Stadt."
UNRETIRING: Despite his age (31) and commercial connections, Austria's KARL SCHRANZ announced that he has decided to remain an amateur Alpine ski racer for two more years. He wants an unprecedented third World Cup victory, then an Olympic gold medal at Sapporo in 1972.
DIED: Dr. DUDLEY DeGROOT, 70, onetime Stanford football captain and a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in rugby; after a heart attack, in El Cajon, Calif. Dr. DeGroot was a longtime college football coach, and was head coach of the Washington Redskins when they won the Eastern Division NFL crown in 1945.
DIED: WALTER B. DEVEREUX, 60, president of the American Horse Shows Association and the National Horse Show, also noted as an international judge and an officer of the United States Equestrian Team; after a long illness.
DIED: JEAN HOXIE, 71, coach of more than 300 national and world tennis champions, with Peaches Bartkowicz her most recent success; of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.