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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

Suzie Zinser loves horses so much she attended fashionable Skidmore College because it was near Saratoga, where she used to break horses before classes. Now 26, Suzie lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., trains horses for several stables, owns two racers herself. She began riding as a child in Stuttgart, Germany 19 years ago.

Art Beauchamp of Flint, Mich, quacked expertly at flights of imaginary ducks in Stuttgart, Ark. to win the world duck-calling championship. Art uses his calls to good advantage in the field, bagged 200 ducks in 50 days this year. He says of his hobby simply: "It's in my blood."

George Healey, 71 (flanked by Detroit Racquet Club officers Jim Standish, left, and Ben Warren), has been teaching the fine points of squash racquets to Detroiters for 50 years. He came to the U.S. in 1903 from Plymouth, England, where his father owned a racquet club, began teaching at the Detroit club a year later. To celebrate his half century at the club, grateful members gave George a dinner, presented him with a $7,000 check and portrait of himself.

Margaret Edwards, shy, slim 15-year-old from Heston, Middlesex, England, suddenly emerged as Britain's best backstroke swimmer Dec. 9 by swimming 110 yards in 1:14, 100 yards in 1:07.2 to smash 14 records in a single race. Margaret learned to swim five years ago because her chums were doing it. She hopes to enter the 1956 Olympics, plans to be a domestic-science teacher after she graduates from college.