? Dwight Davis, Meet Cecil Rhodes
U.S. Davis Cup plans shifted again with USLTA announcement that Rhodes Scholar Ham Richardson will not be a member of the team. Richardson must spend 42 nights in residence at Oxford to get credit for the term, can do so only by passing up Australia. His replacement: California's Herbie Flam.
?Principles and Practices
Harvard, with an all-white varsity basketball team and a preference for making its own eligibility rules, canceled plans for a southern tour because Georgia and Louisiana laws would bar Negro players if Harvard had any. Said a spokesman: " Harvard alone must decide...on eligibility."
John Landy, forced by sore Achilles' tendons to lighten pre-Olympic workouts, canceled one altogether when soreness shifted to his thighs. "This could be the end," he said, then added, "Who knows? I may be right again tomorrow."
?Two Minuses Make a Plus
Kansas Shotputter Bill Nieder found that a plaster cast may have a silver lining. Nieder made U.S. Olympic team June 29 with his right knee stiff from an old injury, later fell and reinjured the knee. Second recovery left him able to bend knee normally. Now up to 59 feet 4 inches, he expects soon to be matching heaves of 60 feet and up with Parry O'Brien in San Francisco.