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"The same acre will absorb the carbon dioxide produced by 50 automobiles during 12 hours.
"A green belt less than 300 feet wide will produce the same effect on the atmosphere as a one-mile increase in altitude."
GRIN AND BARE IT
It is well known that coaches gnash their teeth during moments of stress and that moments of stress are commonplace in sport. Now, after 20 years of coaching, Dick Smith, diving headmaster at the Air Force Academy and twice an Olympic diving coach, will have to pay the price. He has worn an eighth of an inch off his upper teeth.
Smith used to wear a capping plate but would frequently lose it out of his mouth or his pocket while bending over at poolside. Now he is having the whole upper echelon rebuilt—at a cost of about $250 a tooth.
And he has a full set of teeth.
CROSS FIRE FOR TREVINO
It is bizarre enough that there are those who—by some curious, twisted logic—blame Gary Player for South Africa's apartheid policy, but another golfer, Lee Trevino, encountered something even more grotesque last week.
Playing in the Amana VIP tournament at the University of Iowa, Trevino looked up to see a large sign reading " Trevino Chicano or tanned Gringo?" It was held by a man and woman of apparent Mexican ancestry, which is Trevino's, too. There was speculation as to what the sign meant. The holders said something about Trevino turning his back on Chicanos by playing a white man's game.
Trevino, customarily witty, could think of no funny lines to handle the embarrassing situation except that when a security guard asked if he should run the sign holders off the course, Trevino said, "No. It's so damn hot out here, let them sweat a little."