JOHN E. DOYLE
Country doctor, Ridgway, Ill.
On d-day, Lieutenant John Doyle waded ashore with his medical unit on Utah Beach (about the time Earl Rudder—see page 83—was silencing German howitzers on the cliffs beyond). Doyle kept right on going—through the battles of the beachhead, Saint-L� and Malmedy until his unit reached the Elbe, performed operations in front-line medical stations, earned the Purple Heart, five battle stars and the Bronze Star. John Doyle, halfback and a star of West Virginia's 1931 team, grew up in Pennsboro (pop. 1,700), West Va., and football gave him his chance to go to college. Back in the States after the war, Doyle picked out another small town, Ridgway (pop. 1,100) in southern Illinois, now lugs his country doctor's 20-pound medical bag throughout three counties. His hours: all hours. "Country towns are pretty short on MDs, you know."
William & Mary
JOHN W. TUTHILL
Senior economic officer, Paris Embassy
John Tuthill weighed 135 pounds when he went out for freshman football at William & Mary and his favorite game is still one against the varsity: "Twice I managed to stop the varsity quarterback." Never heavier than 152 in college, Tuthill won his letter (at end) more by determination than brawn. Told of his election to the Silver All-America, he asked, "Are you sure they've got the right man?" William & Mary is sure. After college Tuthill took graduate business courses, passed examinations for the U.S. Foreign Service and now has spent 15 years specializing in economic affairs. This month, as senior economic officer in the Paris Embassy, it was his job to assess Western Europe's oil needs as a result of the Suez crisis. Involved in the accuracy of his estimates were the warmth, industrial production and mobility of most of free Europe.
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR II
Counselor, U.S. Department of State
Douglas MacArthur II has spent a large part of his life in the echoes of great names. At Yale, where he played guard, MacArthur broke his nose three times running interference for his captain, Eli's never-to-be-forgotten Albie Booth. In the Foreign Service, to which he was welcomed in 1935 as the nephew and namesake of the never-to-be-forgotten Douglas MacArthur I, he was assigned to guard duty in a succession of nose-breaking posts in Canada, Italy, Portugal and France. Last week, as Counselor of the State Department, he was preoccupied with Suez, Hungary and the world at large. When the Senate meets in January it will be asked to confirm him as new U.S. Ambassador to Japan. MacArthur takes his confirmation for granted: he is having his subscription to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED transferred from Washington to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.