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Pert Ann Roniger, 13, a flute-playing eighth-grader who lives in an old stone farmhouse 18 miles west of Strong City, hopes to be the first Kansas girl to compete on an Olympic track team. Too young to try out this year, Ann is aiming for the 1960 Games. She already holds two national junior records, 9.3 for the 75-yard dash (the longest distance the AAU permits her to run) and 8 feet 6¾ inches for the standing broad jump. Brother John, 11, anxious to see Sis get to Rome, built her a hurdle as part of his 4-H Club work.

A 49-year-old mother of four, Mrs. Audrey Baines of Hampden, Mass. operates a kennel with her husband Art, a veteran show dog handler. A licensed handler for three years, Mrs. Baines never won a best-in-show until the Westchester KC show at Purchase, N.Y. There she guided Ch. Dunguaire Bryson, a 6-year-old Irish setter owned by Dr. John H. Shelskie, to top honors over 2,118 dogs. It was the first time she ever showed Bryson, and she only got the opportunity because Art was handling another dog in the same group.