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Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

David Livingston, 22, of Lake Village, Ark. has been national high point outboard racing champion for four years, All-American for two. A college senior, he won three titles in National Outboard Association championships this year.

A. Donald Beveridge, 40, president of Detroit's Commercial Contracting Corp., found enough leisure time this year to lead his Triple C polo team to four major titles: the National Open, National Handicap, 20-goal and Monty Waterbury Cup. A three-goal man, Beveridge has been playing since 1938.

Anne Morrissy, 21, of Bronxville, N.Y. is a pretty Cornell senior who has twice shattered tradition. Last spring, she was named the first female sports editor of Cornell's Daily Sun and this fall became the first of her sex to sit in Yale's football press box. A philosophy major, Anne roots for the Yankees, loves football, Chinese food, Beethoven and Dixie. Post-graduate ambition: to earn a living as a sportswriter.

Jody West, 20, of Galena Park, Tex., combines beauty with athletic skill. Memphis Naval Air Station males named her "Miss Training Device" in 1953 and this summer her amazing control and 21-4 pitching record won the women's All-Marine soft-ball title for El Toro. One of five women Marines qualified as Link Trainer instructors, she plans to study physiotherapy at U.C.L.A.

Cyril Marzik, 44, and his two sons, TOMMY, 12, and BOBBY, 18, of Bridgeport, Conn. are skeet-shooting champions. "Cy," whose record is 212 straight targets, started training his youngsters when they were 10, was rewarded when Bobby won Connecticut State Junior Open in 1948, defeated Dick Shaughnessy, former national champ, in 1949, then took the Great Eastern Junior. In Tommy's first big tournament last year, he won the Great Eastern Sub-Junior with a record-breaking 94, although suffering from poison ivy.