...BUT IS IT GOOD FORM?
A familiar dictum of sport is that it matters far less who wins or loses than how the game is played. This precept of physical and ethical form was severely buffeted about by a number of performers recently. In San Francisco an Australian kangaroo named Sydney donned special gloves for a bout with a college boxer named Buzz Casazza. After scoring with several downcuts (as opposed to uppercuts) Sydney forgot his Marquess of Queensberry, stood on his tail, lashed out with both feet, and KO'd the hapless Casazza. Other unusual examples of form were a cross-handed golfing evangelist, the execution of a golf-loving bird, a girl table-tennis star with a killer instinct, and a 270-pound long-distance swimmer.
Kangaroo count is administered by Sydney who further disgraced himself by failing to go to neutral corner after knocking Boxer Buzz Casazza down with a kick in the stomach. Sydney, now a resident of the San Francisco Zoo, is 4� years old, weighs 145 pounds, lives on a vegetarian diet, reportedly is considering an offer to sign up with an octopus called the IBC.
Cross-Handed Evangelist Billy Graham takes time out from his "Tell Scotland" revival tour for a whack at par near Glasgow. An occasional golfer, he averages 45 for nine holes.
Golf-Ball loving crow fell victim to Cuthbert William Fear's pointblank shotgun blast at Cheshire, England. The crow had stolen more than 800 golf balls during his two-year career.
Killer instinct of young English table-tennis star Ann Haydon is revealed as she follows through on a forehand smash. Only 16, Ann is England's top junior, second senior, 12th in world table-tennis ratings.
Beefy swimmer Bert Thomas tests temperature of the chill waters off Victoria, B.C. Thomas, a 270-pounder, will try to swim 18-mile Juan de Fuca Strait.
COLLEGE CHAMPS & 'NAVY BRATS' BOX
Amateur boxing enjoyed a mild boom as NCAA championships were decided at Pocatello, Idaho, while at Annapolis bouts for "Navy Brats," aged 5-12, were held. Michigan State won at Pocatello, but there were no winners in Annapolis because decisions result in too much ill feeling—among parents.
COLLEGE CHAMPIONS: 119 pounds, Bobby McCullom, Idaho State; 125 pounds, Seiji Naya, Hawaii; 132 pounds, Vince Palumbo, Maryland; 139 pounds, John Granger, Syracuse; 147 pounds, Herb Odom, Michigan State; 156 pounds, Tony Dibiase, Virginia; 165 pounds, Max Voshall, San Jose State; 178 pounds, Gordy Gladson, Washington State; heavyweight, Crowe Peele, LSU. Below, George Maderos of Chico State goes through the ropes while victor Bill Greenway of Michigan State stands over him.
Nurseryweight boxers cluster around Navy's famed Boxing Coach H. M. (Spike) Webb who retired last year after coaching midshipmen for 35 years. Fights began when Webb first came to Annapolis, are between sons of academy personnel.