?Wait Till 1958
At Toledo, after he had dropped out of the National Open with an ailing back,
Ben Hogan was approached by a white-haired gentleman who told him: "I came
all the way from Connecticut to see you play." Hogan's face showed sincere
concern. "I'm certainly sorry," he said. "If you want to take the
long trip to Tulsa, I hope you'll come to see me play in the Open next
The National Collegiate Track Coaches Association joined the list of others
(see page 62) deploring Dr. Herbert Berger's AMA speech attributing track
records to the use of amphetamines by athletes. "Contrary to fact" and
"unfair reflection" on athletes and coaches, they said, and asked Dr.
Berger to apologize.
Dave Sime has postponed his plans to play semipro baseball in South Dakota—at
least until after he competes in the National AAU track championships this
week. Quite right, too, said Dan Ferris of the AAU. This means that college
athletes who do play semipro ball may risk suspension as amateurs.
?Imperial Accolade for Wrestling
Emperor Hirohito's latest poem, after watching Sumo wrestling, a sport he has
long enjoyed: "What a pleasure it is to watch Sumo, clapping my hands
together with the crowd of spectators, at the arena which I had not visited for