?Horse of the Week
The gallant little 3-year-old, Gallant Man, moved closer to the
Horse-of-the-Year title by winning the 88th running of the Travers at Saratoga,
but it was a horse race. With Bold Ruler ailing with an injured shoulder
muscle, Trainer Sunny Jim Fitz-simmons saddled Ogden Phipps' Bureaucracy, sent
him out (at 11 to 1) to "try to reach out and steal it," missed by half
?Preview at Houston
The U.S. unveiled its latest generation of girl swimmers at the Women's AAU
meet in Houston, watched nine U.S.-citizen marks fall—all to girls 17 or under.
The youngest: 13-year-old Chris Von Salta, who set three.
?Resignation in Detroit
Moody Buddy Parker, coach of Detroit's football Lions, startled a booster
banquet by resigning ("I've got a situation here I can't handle").
Perhaps contributing to Parker's gloom: needling by an earlier speaker, Otto
Graham, who jibed, "[ Cleveland] had a standard fine of $500 for curfew
violations. If that held on this club, some players would be bankrupt."
?Appointment in Indianapolis
World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio wouldn't race with the Indianapolis drivers
in the Monza "500" this summer (European cars unsuitable), but expect
him to invade Indy itself next year in an Indy car.