?A Walk in the Sun
New Zealand athletic officials gulped large servings of crow as Norman Read, whom they had styled "not up to the standard," forced his inclusion on Olympic team by a brilliant pre-Games showing, paid his own fare and lodging, then won 50-kilometer walk to give New Zealand its first gold medal in men's events in 20 years.
?The Big Battle of the Small Bulge
The well-set Olympic training table defeated U.S. Boxers Harry Smith and Choken Maekawa, both disqualified for overweight. Weight Lifter Chuck Vinci was shorn and sweated by teammates, chewed gum for salivation, spat well and often, lost a pound, made the weight and won a gold medal in bantam class.
?The Blue and the Gray
Three thousand Annapolis Midshipmen, confident of victory in Saturday's Army-Navy game, have put up their blue bathrobes against gray Army models in traditional bet with West Point Cadets, Each Middie forwarded his offer to West Point in a document called an "It-Will-Be-a-Cold-Winter-at-West-Point" Chit.
?The Arithmetic of Championship
Baseball's playing rules committee decided that batting championships will be figured in future on total appearances at plate (instead of official times at bat). This would have given Ted Williams the title Bobby Avila won in 1954, but not the one Ted hoped for in 1956; even under new rule, Mantle would have won.