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POINT OF FACT

A poker quiz to test the knowledge of the male who plays, or is inveigled into playing, poker with ladies

By Rex Lardner

Table of Contents

RODEO SCHEDULE

Major events through August 12

Kids And Kubs

What's the Matter With 75?

It's the minimum age for players on the Kids and Kubs, teams that make up a league of capering oldsters in St. Petersburg, Florida

By John Durant

Coming Events

COMING EVENTS August 4 to August 10

Tragic Climb

TEMPTATION OF THE VIRGIN PASS

Often attempted, never conquered, the Freney route up Mont Blanc lured Walter Bonatti and six others on a sunny July morning. Only three returned from one of the most tragic Alpine climbs in 20 years

By Gordon Ackerman

Tee-hee and O Pshaw!

Over and In—the River

Saratoga

SARATOGA: 'WHERE HORSE IS KING'

This is the traditional boast of the pleasant upstate New York community whose magnificent racecourse holds its annual meeting in August, when New York City's tracks are closed. Here, horse and rider gallop through a workout in early-morning haze.

By William Leggett

Herb Score

THE PRIVATE ORDEAL OF HERB SCORE

Confused and mystified by his own failures, baseball's onetime golden boy returns to the minors to seek the left-handers' traditional will-o'-the-wisp: the plate

By Jack Olsen

Boating

A plastic doughnut with a motor in the middle

Japanese Industrialist Genichi Kawakami and his designer, pretty Noriko Kondo, have built a roundboat to use as a party craft for leisurely eating, drinking or poetry reading

By Don Connery

Horse Shows

Ingénues and leading ladies

New talent and old reliables, mostly female, gave brilliant performances at Lexington

By Alice Higgins

Fishing

The trout stream and the earthquake

For two years fly-fishermen have been worrying about what the big quake of '59 did to the Madison River. Here is the answer:

By Martin Kane

Cards

A most delicate matter

By Charles Goren

Chess Champion

QUEEN OF KNIGHTS AND PAWNS

Once tolerated as a good-looking girl who played chess, Lisa Lane is now a champion who wants the world title

By Robert Cantwell

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Acknowledgments

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Pat On The Back

A good eye for a boat

Departments

SCORECARD

FACES IN THE CROWD

RAIN, STRAIN AND A WIN

Foul weather and worse tempers marred pro golf's biggest championship, but a trio of remarkable last-round putts and a steady hand in the playoff carried the day for Jerry Barber

By Alfred Wright