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February 25, 1963 Table Of Contents

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POINT OF FACT

An AAU indoor track quiz to stimulate the memory and increase the knowledge of armchair experts

By Mary Ann Gould

Basketball's Feud

BASKETBALL AT ITS TOUGHEST

A real feud is a rarity in pro sports, but one now rages between the champion Boston Celtics and the exuberantly menacing Los Angeles Lakers

By William Leggett

Austrians

A SWISS SKIER SURPRISES THE AUSTRIANS

In the pre-Olympic ski meet in Austria everybody came to beat the home team. A Swiss named Jos Minsch did. But the Austrians look good for 1964

By Roy Terrell

Rex Ellsworth

THE COWBOY WHO'D BE KING

Rex Ellsworth is a rancher at heart, but he owns the world's largest racing stable and is our No. 1 breeder of Thoroughbreds. He hopes to rule U.S. tracks this year

By Whitney Tower

Track & Field

Jump up, twist around, set another record

Fiber glass has fundamentally changed the sport of pole-vaulting, but Finland's hard-working Pentti Nikula and some height-conscious Americans prove it is mostly skill and training that make it possible to Jump up, twist around, set another record

By Gwilym S. Brown

Bridge

Exotic route to the top

Getting to a grand slam usually involves a long climb, but the U.S. world championship team has a pair of alternates who prefer to rocket up

By Charles Goren

Motor Sports

Who's afraid of the BRM?

Not we, say three other British and two Italian builders—all out to beat the Grand Prix champion

By Kenneth Rudeen

Santo Domingo

INVASION FROM SANTO DOMINGO

Baseball in the Dominican Republic is an emotional outlet for the villagers, a subject of profound study for the sociologists and—since Dictator Trujillo's assassination—a delicate matter for politicians. It is also an engagingly good-natured game of dash and audacity, and the success of Dominican big leaguers in the U.S. has inspired a host of talented youngsters on the sugar cane plantations.

By Robert Cantwell

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

FACES IN THE CROWD

Basketball's Week

Basketball's Week

By Mervin Hyman

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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