Burdened with victory wreath and loving cups, Britain's serious, finely conditioned young racing driver Stirling Moss wearily acknowledges the congratulations of his admirers after maneuvering his Vanwall to victory in the Grand Prix of Italy at Monza, in which he defeated World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio for the second time in less than a month. Moss's triumph assured him second position in the world rankings for the third consecutive year.
FITNESS GETS ON TARGET
During the two-day meeting of the President's Citizens Advisory Committee on Fitness of American Youth at West Point last week, the four young committeemen shown above fittingly took time out for skeet shooting. They were on target, and so was their committee. In launching the meeting, Vice-president Richard Nixon, chairman of the President's Council on Youth Fitness, charged the committee to "see that this does not end with a fine document...gathering dust.
"We are interested," the Vice-president continued, "in a program of action that is attainable.... Let us lay before the nation some concrete proposals in which we can see progress in the next few months." He warned the committee not to scatter its shots on total fitness but to concentrate on physical fitness and not try to impose one pattern of fitness on the whole country. He urged committee members to prescribe basic standards of fitness; to include young women in any fitness program; and to emphasize activities that can be carried over into later life. Carter Burgess, president of TWA and the advisory committee's chairman, echoed Nixon's call, suggesting that "we keep our blueprint simple so that noticeable and effective results will come into being at early dates."
On this note the more than 100 committee members separated into six discussion groups which talked and argued for two days about workable ideas for the council to put into action. Some of the more refreshing ideas came from the skeet shooters, who were among 10 delegates from the Young Presidents' Organization, a group of business executives who before the age of 40 have become the heads of companies grossing a million dollars annually. One of them, for instance, suggested that architects should be requested, or required, to include fitness facilities in new homes. Another proposed (in the face of spirited opposition) establishment of a national youth fitness foundation supported by private, tax-deductible donations.
Among other citizens committee proposals were: 1) that all school appropriations include funds earmarked for fitness; 2) that space and facilities for fitness be required by law in buildings constructed with federal funds; 3) that school building codes be changed to require inclusion of fitness facilities; 4) that other states follow the example of New Mexico, where an additional 1� cigaret tax pays for public recreation; 5) that schools be used year-round for community recreation; 6) that the President proclaim an annual Youth Fitness week, to be inaugurated by a personal radio broadcast.
Chairman Burgess promised that the final report to the Vice-president and the President would contain all the suggestions. For his part, Nixon pledged speedy digestion of the proceedings and early translation of them into action.