Comes now the new Richmond (Va.) professional hockey team of the American Hockey League. The owner of the club launched a pick-a-name contest recently. It drew 14,000 entries. The winner was Mrs. Hester Fore, whose suggestion, The Robins, won her a boat and motor. The prizes were presented to her by the team's owner, Claiborne Robins Jr.
INCOMPATIBILITY IN THE STANDS
The San Francisco 49ers are moving from Kezar Stadium to Candlestick Park next fall. More problems than mere moving are involved.
For one thing, everyone will want a seat on the 50-yard line. But football never has been played in Candlestick and no one is yet certain where the 50-yard line will be situated.
Pete Giannini, the 49er ticket manager, has other problems, too.
"One couple drives in from Modesto every Sunday," he says. "Each of them has a very good seat, but not together. When we got the word about moving to Candlestick I phoned them and told them I could arrange for them to sit together now. The wife told me she likes the shade, he likes the sun, and they've been very happy about the arrangement so far, so please don't change.
"We have another loving couple who separate at the game. He says, 'I can't sit next to my wife. Let some other sucker answer her questions.' "
GOLF UNDER DIFFICULTIES
The first annual Pasture Pool Open, which promises to be one of golf's more outlandish events, will be contested next month over a new course designed by the residents of Arthur County, Neb., who number 600. Of these, 18 have paid $10 to join the club.
The par-13 course has only four holes, ranging from 170 to 250 yards. On two of the holes, baled hay, accumulated during the making of the fairways, offers formidable hazards.