Earlier in the trip Marshall's machine had gone over a cliff and almost rolled on top of him. He fell about 30 feet, then was able to grab a rock just in advance of a 2,000-foot drop. He was pulled back to safety. Eventually, teams found and rescued them.
A veteran parachute jumper, sky diver and scuba diver, Marshall found the experience "the toughest thing I ever encountered in my life."
Who would argue?
LANGUAGE BARRIER BREACHED
Around the Western Athletic Conference they say that Brigham Young's big new center, Kresimir Cosic, responds to foul calls in an outspoken way. But since Cosic, the all-world center from the Yugoslavian Olympic team, lets off steam in his native tongue, no harm is done.
Except that the conference has an official named Rudy Marich, a stockbroker from Greeley, Colo. When Marich called a foul on Cosic recently, and Cosic shouted something that might have been, "Aw, your mother wears Serbian army boots," Marich came right back at him in Yugoslavian.
Serbs him right.
NO LONGER ONE WAY
Students nowadays, as those before them, are addressing themselves to courses pertinent to their personal interests. Well, Paul Pfau of St. Mary's College in California may have found a little more than he bargained for. As part of a psychology class project designed to measure stress conditions in an environmental and psychological context, he ran 120 miles through Death Valley. In another part of the experiment the 21-year-old senior apparently became the first to run Death Valley from north to south, a feat others have avoided for excellent reasons. By the route Pfau took, the last 15 miles is all uphill, going from 200 feet below sea level to 3,000 feet above. The outcome was that Pfau satisfied his course requirements—as well as some personal ones—and may have set a course record to boot, except that records for the run are not kept. Not bad, though, even if it was not a physed class.
MULLIGAN ON THE MOON
By slamming a couple of golf balls on the moon and thereby becoming the first lunar golfer, Astronaut Alan B. Shepard picked up a couple of extra awards. For missing on his first swing and taking a mulligan, Shepard won a lifetime membership in the U.S. Duffers Association, headed by Bailey Root of Newport, Ky. Root also awarded Shepard the presidency of the Duffers' moon chapter.