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August 16, 1954

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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Dramatic spill came on the last lap of the last race of the day, with Keith Hall, 20, only seconds from victory at London's Crystal Palace. Instinctively shielding his face when his Cooper-Bristol hit a barrier and spun, Hall was thrown but suffered only a broken collarbone.

800 games since 1899 make John ("Scissors") McIlvaine at 71 the oldest consistently active pitcher in baseball. He is shown here in a Pittsburgh sandlot game in which he struck out four batters while allowing only six hits, two earned runs. When not playing ball he is employed as a paper hanger.

Circus-style softball players of Los Alamos Clowns, most of whom hold down regular jobs at the A-bomb project, shot craps at third base while pitcher Bun Ryan handled infield defense against regulation softball team. Clowns got so wrapped up in zany stunts they lost for first time in two years.

Soviet union games in Moscow's immense Dynamo Stadium, unlike British Empire games, emphasized militant group athletics like the precise marching of these Uzbek Republic girls, who looked more like women out of a-sultan's harem than athletes on a field day. Thousands of picked gymnasts performed in the games, officially called the USSR Physical Culture Parade, while an estimated 80,000 spectators spelled out their approval with mass card tricks as neat as any that can be seen between halves of a U.S. college football game. As a final political note, gymnasts formed up on the soccer field to spell out the word "Peace" in English, French and German while Premier Georgi Malenkov and a line of party officials nodded paternally from their official box.

Unladylike footwork was crude but potent victory weapon for June Beyers during Butte, Mont. match against surprised lady known professionally as the Mexican Spitfire.

Young golfer Steve Forrest demonstrated confident backswing that would make many an old duffer envious. Steve, 3, was practicing in Silver Springs, Md.

66-pound King Salmon and a king-sized smile belong to Moore McKinley Jr. of Seattle, who had just made the catch off Hope Island in Puget Sound. Fifty inches in length, 32� inches in girth, it stood as the year's record for just 36 hours. Then Mrs. Howard E. Little of Seattle hauled in a 70-pounder. The king is the largest of the salmon which run in the bays of the Northwest.

8,386-foot grind up Col du Galibier is toughest and highest near end of 25-day Tour de France bicycle race. Thin line of cyclists winding toward summit was led into Paris by last year's champion Louison Bobet, who crossed the finish line almost 16 minutes in front to win the 51-year-old race again.

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