?Jim Ewell, Houston Colt trainer, after veteran Catcher Hal Smith suffered two split fingers: "Usually it takes 10 days for an injury like that to heal. But with all the fine young catchers in this camp it shouldn't take Hal that long."
? Gabriel Korobkov, Russian track and field coach: "So an American walks 50 miles in one day—what of it? Tomorrow, he catches a taxicab again to go four blocks."
?Clay Stapleton, Iowa State football coach, maintaining that the construction of new visiting-team dressing rooms will aid his team's record: "The quarters used to be so bad that opponents got mad while they were dressing and then took their mad out on us."