Item: Dirty football. Players have been suspended for it and the whole Moscow team has been warned.
Item: Sloppy officials. The umpiring profession is under investigation on charges of incompetence, timidity and even fraud.
Item: Painted toenails. Despite their coach's dictum that "sport is discipline, will power and toil," Soviet girl athletes who arrived for the European games headed for the department stores instead of the practice field one morning last week and later emerged from their rooms shyly displaying thorough appliqué jobs of lipstick, rouge, mascara, powder and nail polish, the latter daubed thickly on both fingers and toes. Men athletes concentrated on purchases of fancy shoes.
AFTER assaulting automobile-racing records here and abroad for some 30 years and knocking over quite a few, Captain George E. T. Eyston, O.B.E., M.C., a lanky, blue-eyed Briton in khaki pants and work shoes, last week pitted himself and an aluminum paneled MG against a few more records on Utah's Bonneville salt flats.
The little MG was a hotted-up 84-horsepower job with a streamlined body 40 inches high. With Eyston and British-born Ken Miles of Los Angeles alternating in three-hour shifts at the wheel, it became a blurry, moaning streak on the ten-mile circular track.
At the end of their twelve-hour run Eyston and Miles had put 17 records for Class F (1100-1500 cc.) cars into the books, among them the American (flying-start) record for 300 miles, 500 kilometers, 400 miles, 500 miles, 1,000 kilometers, 1,000 miles, 2,000 kilometers, and the International (standing start) record for 500 miles, 1,000 kilometers, 1,000 miles and 2,000 kilometers—all at speeds of 120 mph or better.
Then Donald Healey, designer of sports cars, set ten records in his supercharged Austin-Healey 100, including a flying mile record of 192.62 mph.
Neither has yet touched the flying or standing start record for 33 1/3 miles (one eye closed).
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