Michalik was wearing a business suit when he boarded a plane at Tampa International Airport the other day, heading home to New York, where his wife would be waiting for him.
When, after 30 minutes, he did not get off the plane at New York, Mrs. Michalik telephoned Tampa to find out if her husband had made the plane. Just as she was told he had indeed made it, out he came, followed by two sky marshals.
Mr. America's chest had been too much for the marshals. They had been unable to believe that it was all Michalik, not Michalik and a couple of bombs. They made him disrobe in the plane. Then they gaped for a while.
Michalik went off with his wife to a protein supplement lunch.
QUICK, WATSON, THE HORSEFLY
Biologists of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have come up with what may be a way to save bighorn sheep from the dread bluetongue disease. The idea is to use stable flies—commonly known as horseflies—as living hypodermic needles.
Bluetongue has been held responsible for the population decline and ultimate extinction of the bighorn in Texas. Now it is planned to use the flies as natural vectors for the vaccination of a herd of bighorns liberated last year in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area near Marathon. The flies will first feed on domestic sheep that have been subjected to the bluetongue virus. When the horsefly, now a serum carrier, is turned loose on a herd of bighorns, its bite, it is hoped, will transmit the protective serum to the wild sheep.
THE GAME'S THE THING
This is not to suggest for a moment that one should ignore a heart attack while playing golf or any other game. But it" does have something to say about the competitive spirit.
Victor Ruiz, a 59-year-old Tampa musician and low-handicap amateur, was going quite well after a few holes at the Rocky Point course. Suddenly, pain gripped his chest and he doubled over. His partners suggested that he go back to the clubhouse.