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A few evenings ago, to celebrate Frankie's progress—he can talk, can stand up and has made a cradle for his daughter—Madison Square Garden threw a party for Frankie. He was visited by fans and friends like Rocky Graziano, Barney Ross, Bert Wheeler, Orlando Zulueta and Gus Lesnevich. At Frankie's request, the Zulueta fight film was shown. "Come on, Orlando!" Zulueta kept shouting. Graziano sang. Wheeler told jokes. There was a cake. It was a good time for Frankie.
THE NOISY DOLPHINS
Some 500 distinguished professors of animal husbandry, physicians, veterinarians, psychiatrists and assorted scientific authorities have just wound up a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, where they discussed such subjects as heart attacks in horses and pigeons, early experiences as a determinant of a dog's personality, and the future of animals in outer space.
The hit of the session was the bottle-nosed dolphin. Last year in his book, Man and Dolphin, Dr. John Lilly predicted that within a few years humans will communicate with these aquatic chatterboxes (SI, Sept. 25, 1961). It is now pretty generally known that dolphins chat with each other by means of clicking sounds and whistles, and also imitate sounds made by man. Dr. Lilly described a new finding about dolphin communication, not included in his book. They ordinarily communicate on three different frequencies, ranging from 6,000 to 200,000 cycles per second (standard A of the piano is 440 cycles), and the dolphins' third sonar band, distinct from the others, cannot be heard by people but can be picked up on instruments at 40,000 cycles. They use it for warnings, turning it on when strangers come into the laboratory, and will sometimes use it to communicate with each other when they don't want scientists to hear what they are saying.
THE INSIDE TRACK
•Ray Ryan, millionaire oilman, entrepreneur and hotelkeeper, has been invited to consult with Jamaica's new prime minister on establishing gambling casinos in that country. Ryan has extensive real estate holdings there.
•The question no longer is whether Oakland's American Football League franchise will be moved, but what city it will move to—New Orleans or Kansas City. Despite shifting to a new stadium the Raiders have averaged only 11,000 attendance this year.
•The University of Houston, winner of six of the last seven NCAA golf championships, is stronger than ever. In the recent Tucker Intercollegiate Invitational which attracted the leading southwestern teams, the Cougars won the varsity division by 37 strokes and the freshman division by 53.
SCHOOL FOR SPECTATORS
Into the welter of marching bands, cheerleaders and muscle-stretching athletes that precedes any football kickoff anywhere, there stepped last Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem a group of high school athletes whose role was missionary. They were to teach football to spectators assembling for the Winston-Salem Teachers-North Carolina A&T game. The idea of teaching the spectators was born some weeks back when Clarence (Bighouse) Gaines, Winston-Salem athletic director, discovered that his 9-year-old daughter, Lisa, enjoyed football but knew nothing about it.