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FATHER OSWALD McGINN
One of the nation's better trick shots is Father Oswald T. McGinn, a 77-year-old Roman Catholic priest now in retirement at San Antonio, Texas. His favorite trick is splitting a bullet balanced on top of a razor blade. Advises Father McGinn: "Shooting is a matter of coordination between sight, judgment and muscular reaction. When you're on sight, squeeze the trigger."

LIEUT. WILLIAM VENDL
A lieutenant j.g. in the Coast Guard, Bill Vendl, 24, is aiming for the modern pentathlon in the Olympics. The pentathlon consists of pistol shooting, steeplechase riding, 4,000-meter run, 300-meter swim and fencing with épée. Bill, All-America honorable mention in swimming at Eastern Kentucky, does all his training (except for the steeplechase) aboard the cutter Mackinac.

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