TRY A TANK, ARMY
After some lean years, culminating in last season's 2-9 record, Navy has begun to be serious about its football recruiting program.
So the other day Navy's "bird dog" in Fort Lauderdale rounded up 15 high school coaches and took them for a ride in a nuclear submarine. He grouped them in the officers' wardroom when the sub reached a depth of 120 feet and started out with: "Before we tour the sub, gentlemen, I'd like to tell you a little something about Navy's football program."
It's what is generally known as a captive audience.
POLLUTION CAN BE FUN
A think-tank company which brought out games like Smog and Dirty Water last Christmas, Urban Systems, Inc. of Cambridge, Mass. has now developed some adult chemistry sets, including two which can help you to realize, if you would like to, how environmentally awful things really are.
One of the kits is called Can I Drink the Water? And the other, naturally, is Can I Breathe the Air? Both contain fascinating little vials, bottles, droppers and fluids. Following directions, you can check your environment wherever you are.
THE PATIENT'S UP TO PAR
Just 10 days after his appendectomy, Lee Trevino was back on the golf course, not just putting, as his doctors had predicted, but fit enough to shoot a sub-par 18 holes at El Paso Country Club. Lee joined a foursome, walked all 18 holes and shot a 70, only one stroke above the April round in which he won the New Mexico PGA.
Encouraged, he has now moved up the date for his return to the professional tour by a week. He will play in the Hartford Open in Wethersfield, Conn. Sept. 3-6.