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August 19, 1957
CHARLIE WINDSOR GOES TO SEA England's 8-year-old Prince Charles climbed into the cockpit of his father's Dragon class Bluebottle last week and took part in his first yacht race—giving rise to qualms in his own stomach, rousing up criticism of his carefree parent in some British newspapers (which implied, without actually saying so, that the weather at Cowes was much too blustery for a child) and earning the respect of millions of his sea-conscious countrymen. The little prince, who was living aboard the royal yacht Britannia with his father, had to beg hard for the chance to take part in the race. But after bounding about in the choppy water for an hour before the event it was evident that he had cause to reconsider—his face looked pale. A barge from the Britannia nosed alongside, and an officer called, "Does he want to leave?" His father looked inquiringly at Charles from his post at the tiller. "No," said Charles, albeit faintly. "No," shouted his parent and added, "Cheer up, Charles. You'll be all right." He was. He brightened, as spray flew over him during the two-hour race (in which Bluebottle finished fourth), and afterward he achieved real triumph: his father let him sail Bluebottle himself on the return to the Britannia.
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August 19, 1957

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Colorado guard, burly John Wooten, a construction worker at a new Boulder shopping center, stacks heavy drums of oil.

Pitt halfback, scholarly pre-med Jim Theodore, studies analytical chemistry problems to lighten his fall laboratory load.

Penn halfback Frank Riepl offers football writers a sure-fire clich� as he carries mail in his home town of South River, N.J.


These midsummer gamesmen in Boston's Paul Revere Mall (right) and New York's Washington Square (below) are serenely making the most of their right peaceably to assemble, as guaranteed by their Constitution, while enjoying an immunity from congressional legislation not shared at this time by the moguls of professional baseball, football, basketball and hockey. Plaque beneath which modern Bostonians play cards commemorates a 1775 speech by Patriot Joseph Warren, enjoining (and it's good card-game advice too): "You will not turn your faces from your foes."

New York chess players scowl intently at their boards in sessions which are a daily part of life in Washington Square.

Boston card players, busy with a two-handed Italian pastime called briscola, foregather under plaque recalling their prerogatives under Article I of the Bill of Rights.

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