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Australia's Lew Hoad, who was a problem boy in amateur tennis, due to a tendency toward not trying hard enough if displeased, has now become the problem boy of professional tennis due—or at least this is Promoter Jack Kramer's hopeful theory—to a sudden tendency toward trying too hard all the time. Since winning at Wimbledon and signing a $125,000 contract for one year, he has been beaten by virtually everyone in the pro game. In the Los Angeles Masters Tournament, he did not even win a set while losing eight times in a row—a performance dramatized by the fact that the North American Newspaper Alliance was simultaneously publishing a series of daily tennis lessons by Lew Hoad.
Last week, however, he was hustled off to Europe to take lessons himself and regain his confidence in matches in France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, England, Italy and Africa. At any rate Promoter Kramer hoped so. Kramer is bedeviled by 1) the fact that Pancho Gonzales is so good that it is almost impossible for fans to get excited during his matches, and 2) by the fact that Pancho is demanding 30% of the gross of next winter's whole pro tennis tour. "I plan to work with Hoad a lot," Kramer promised. "He has been forced into a state of confusion where he has suffered a loss of confidence. We hope to remake his game to fit professional standards." After a moment—perhaps spent in contemplation of his $125,000—he added: "He is as strong as a bull. I believe he will prove too much for Gonzales in the long run."
Who sued a newspaper for a million dollars for calling him an ignoramus, and collected 6� damages?"
"Henry Ford," answered Herb Flam, a onetime business major at UCLA, and he was right for $8,000.
For answering this and similar questions correctly, UCLA's Herb Flam, better known as the nation's second-ranking amateur tennis player, reached another plateau on CBS's $64,000 Question and was thereby entitled to try for $16,000 this week.
"Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?"
For the right answer to this question, Olympian Calhoun and his wife, the former Gwendolyn Bannister, received a honeymoon trip to Paris, about $2,000 worth of gifts and loss of Lee's amateur standing.