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? SI assures the Messrs. McGovern, Atkins and Neikirk and 41 other puzzled readers that, while Paul Hornung is an unusual young man, he has the usual number of arms and legs. Photographer Dick Meek's long lens telescoped four players into an unusual action picture. A side view (see sketch) would have shown (left) SMU Guard Don Goss facing Notre Dame Center Jim Mense. Quarterback Hornung (standing) blocks out Fullback Don Schaefer, except for feet and hands.—ED.
TUMMY AND THE COCKING MAIN
"Andrew P. O'Conor, born in America of Irish parents, is a famous handler who has fought cocks for more than 40 years. O'Conor's banner years were 1905-06, when he made a triumphal tour abroad, handling for the Earl of Clonmell, who became his friend and patron. Out of three mains, he won two, the third was a draw; a quarter of a million dollars changed hands in purses and bets."
There were about 50 Corinthians present that day, including His Majesty, King Edward VII, whose friends addressed him as "Tummy," a school nickname. The Earl of Sefton was fighting the cocking main with the Earl of Clonmell.
Punch, the English humor magazine, used this occasion for a political cartoon, Gilding his Spiers, commenting on England's and America's loan to Japan which was designed to re-equip the Japanese navy in order to strengthen it for the impending war with Russia (see cut). Some of my friends (whose eyesight I judge defective) told me that Lou Ravenhill, the cartoonist, used me as the model for Uncle Sam. Hat, cheroot and necktie are mine, but I swear I had nothing to do with that $75 million loan.
IWO JIMA TO EBBETS FIELD
?Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Mark Kauffman participated with the 4th Marine Division in assault landings on the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima; and came away with some memorable combat pictures. One of the pleasures of being a constantly traveling SI photographer, says Kauffman, is meeting old Marine friends all over the country.—ED.
CLEVELAND IN MOURNING