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December 20, 1954
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December 20, 1954

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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Tired of watching their sports-car-loving husbands and boy friends drive off for an afternoon of racing, a group of California women formed the Women's Sports Car Club last year. Today the W.S.C.C. boasts 84 members, many of whom are housewives, a few even grandmothers. Out at the track in Costa Mesa, now, it is Father who stands anxiously at the finish line while the shrill voices of the offspring call, "Put your foot on it, Mother. Faster!"

Grease monkey Helen DeOlivera receives helpful advice from fellow members as she tries to locate the steering mechanism troubles in her Triumph T.R. 2.

Young spectator arrives at races in his conventional vehicle; the sitter problem is solved.

Green flag is waved at Helen DeOlivera as she skids round one of the hairpin curves at Costa Mesa. Husbands and some of the girls usually act as officials for W.S.C.C. meets and the ladies sometimes help out by acting as minor officials for the men's races.


Traditional shooting grounds for a French president and his guests is a 2,500-acre preserve in Rambouillet Forest. Most important shoot is the Diplomatic Outing, organized to arouse amity between foreign ambassadors and the French chief of state. At this year's hunt, representatives from 13 countries showed up, and when the gunsmoke cleared 350 pheasants had been bagged.

Indian ambassador Sardar Hardit Singh Malik stands poised by roadside with his loader while beaters stir up the birds.

Brief respite between shooting rounds is enjoyed by Ambassador Malik who had done no hunting since diplomatic shoot of last year; he knocked down 50 birds by very unofficial count this year. In background is Soviet Ambassador Serge Vinogradov.

Counting kill after fourth drive are British Ambassador Sir Gladwyn Jebb (center) and Indonesian Ambassador Anak Agoeng Gede Agoeng (right). Total number of pheasants killed was far exceeded by sum of individual scores which were generously tallied by professionally obsequious game wardens. Since this was a diplomatic outing there were no embarrassing questions asked. Most of the bag was sent to hospitals for needy patients.

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