?The Trials of Tatum
Coach Jim Tatum has had a rough row to hoe since he returned to North Carolina, his football teams losing nine of 16 games, but last week he was really in the tall weeds as a result of dismissing three athletes for "conduct not becoming football players." The student paper promptly denounced him for "worse than Machiavellian tactics." Moaned Tatum in reply: "They just don't want football here."
?Filling the Vacuum Tube
Their Dodgers and Giants are gone, but New Yorkers will, most likely, still be able to watch the miniature version of the National League game on the TV screen. The Phillies are about to close a deal with WOR-TV to telecast 78 games to New York next season.
?Distaff Basketball in Rio
The U.S. won the World Women's Basketball Championship at Rio de Janeiro, defeating Russia 51-48 after both teams had reached the finals unbeaten. The U.S. squad was drawn from girls at Iowa Wesleyan and Nashville Business College.
?Near East Olympics
With Egypt a notable absentee, Lebanon had an easy time winning the Second Pan-Arab Games, which were contested for two weeks among nine Near East nations in Beirut's new Camille Chamoun Sport City. Lebanon won 31 gold medals to runner-up Tunisia's 24.