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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

Roger Brown, New York businessman, has always liked horses. Last winter he bought two harness horses—Brown Ink and Arby's Rhythm—from Champion Driver Billy Haughton, decided to drive them in his spare time. He raced for the first time this spring in rugged New York competition and came in second in a photo finish. In 12 races, Brown finished in the money five times—a fine freshman record.

Herman Glass, Los Angeles book manufacturer and binder, still displays remarkable agility on the flying rings at 74. Glass took up the rings at the old Turnverein, gave his first exhibition in 1898 and won the Olympic flying-rings title in 1904 at St. Louis. He still works out one night a week at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, does push-ups and back exercises every night before going to bed to keep fit. Herman recommends the rings as universal body-building exercise.

Dr. Eugene King, Waukegan, Ill. physician, has played basketball for 54 of his 61 years, plans to keep at it indefinitely because "it makes me feel good." He plays two or three games a week for Waukegan's Y Rex team. A forward with a good underhand shot, he scored 30 points in one game last year. In the summer he serves as catcher for the Y Rex baseball team.

Prestondavis, 13, of Memphis, Tenn., is a practiced trumpet player and baseball catcher, but until now he has been a mediocre hunter. One day near Parkin, Ark. his luck changed. Preston spotted a 40-pound wildcat in a tree, felled it with a single shot and came home with a rare trophy, the envy of the neighborhood.

Mickey Winslow, perky 14-year-old redhead from Tomball, Texas, is 1954 national high school all-around champion cowgirl. Mickey has been riding in rodeos since she was four, excels in roping and barrel-racing events. When her high school days are over, she wants to become a professional cowgirl and covets membership in the Girls Rodeo Association. But right now pretty Mickey is getting ready to defend her title at the 1955 championships, to be held next summer in Harrison, Neb.