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.
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�
Ford," answered Herb Flam, a onetime business major at UCLA, and he was
right for $8,000.
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?"
answered Lee Calhoun, Olympic 110-meter hurdles champion, on NBC's Bride and
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.