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The glistening structure of the 53-foot Wheeler cruiser shown at the New York Boat Show last week put a gold-plated sheen on the old peddler's cry. The cry did not go unheeded. On the show's seventh day Talbot M. Malcolm, New York attorney, plunked down $110,000 for it. The show, which closed two days later, was the most successful ever held, ringing up sales of nearly $3.5 million


Up and down Red China, as these rare pictures taken by a New Zealand photographer show, youngsters engage in a "strength through sports" movement. The drive stems from an edict of Mao Tse-tung's government to popularize mass sports as a part of the "national defense athletic movement." Daily radio calisthenics programs, exercise breaks in plants and more physical education in the schools are all part of the new look

A street in Lanchow becomes a handy spot for vigorous early-morning limbering-up exercises. Chinese are as inept at touching ground as Americans.

A chinning bar in Anshan, beside an industrial labyrinth of the plant employing Model Worker Wang, helps his patriotic family keep physically fit.

A square in Urumchi, northwestern Chinese frontier town, is the scene of awkward basketball foul-shooting practice by a young Chinese girl. Particular efforts are made to be sure that students, as the elite of Red China's vast wave of youth, stay in top condition.

A hotel in Peking is invaded by youngsters at party given for them on "Children's Day." A gymnast performs to inspire kids to follow her example and exercise for fitness.

A basketball court in Yumen, with oilfields in the background, is one of the many outdoor play areas in China where the game is exceedingly popular.


Near the halfway mark of their six-week coast-to-coast tour to dramatize the cause of freedom and their own choice of it, 34 Hungarian and four Rumanian athletes last week traveled, performed in their specialties and made friends with America. Their tour, sponsored by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in cooperation with the AAU, is divided into three sections with separate itineraries: aquatic athletes, fencers and gymnasts, and a track tour.

Between exhibitions the athletes, who have subordinated personal problems of resettlement to their group mission, are finding time to sightsee like any tourists and are learning the history and customs of their adopted land. Everywhere they go, they have been greeted with enthusiasm and heartening response, but although many have laid plans for work or education after the tour, many others still need assistance in establishing their new lives.

Laszlo Magyar, swimmer and jazz fan, collects the autograph of Trumpeter Louis Armstrong after show at a Miami Beach hotel.

Liberty Bell is appropriate shrine for the Hungarians. Both the aquatic and fencing-gymnastic groups were met in Philadelphia by Jack Kelly Jr.

Norwalk, Conn. high school plays host to the 11 Olympic fencers and gymnasts, here shown lining up for a curtain call after their exhibition. The three women at the right are gymnasts.

M.I.T. pool is the stage for a water polo exhibition put on by the Hungarian team. The refugee swimmers and divers also demonstrated their skill to several hundred university students and their friends.

Miami swim show draws a large crowd as Ferenc Siak spins through space in the 3-meter dive. After tour, the 23-year-old Hungarian athlete hopes to teach gymnastics to American youngesters.

Hewlett, L.I. high school sponsors a demonstration by 20-year-old Foils Champion Lidia Domolky (left) and a local college fencing instructor.