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April 12, 1965 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

Jim Murray moves gracefully from a newspaper column Into hard covers

By Martin Kane

The Backstretch

Character Comedy in the Backstretch

Goofy Gamble, Old Tom and other racetrack eccentrics flourish in a closed and unpredictable society

By Bill Bryan

Svengali

SVENGALI RETURNS!

Cus D'Amato's critics are not happy as he surges back to the top with José Torres, the new light heavyweight champ. Planning more surprises, Cus scorns the doubters who "penalize me for their ignorance"

By Robert H. Boyle

LIVER TROUBLE AND HIGH LIVING

By Edwin Shrake

A Long Trip

A LONG TRIP IN A SHORT RACE

After being idled since early February by leg trouble, Bold Lad came all the way back to the role of Kentucky Derby favorite in a fast sprint against older horses while his rivals were running into trouble

By Whitney Tower

Houston Stadium

GILTFINGER'S GOLDEN DOME

Judge Roy Hofheinz has gilded the Houston Astrodome with $6 million worth of luxuries that have little to do with baseball—except to coddle the fan as he has never been coddled before

By Liz Smith

Private Game

PRIVATE GAME: NO ADMITTANCE!

Hockey's lords of the major league manor are like poker players with an easy mark at the table. They are in no hurry to open the door to strangers who want to share the fun or the loot

By Jack Olsen

Sporting Look

MANY-LAYERED GOLF

People

PEOPLE

Bridge

An eleventh-hour victory at 3 a.m.

By Charles Goren

Baseball

Please, please, Ed Spiezio, won't you please pop up?

The St. Louis Cardinals would like to send their rookie third baseman to Jacksonville, but the little rascal won't stop hitting

By Tom C. Brody

Abebe Bikila

THE NUMBER TWO LION IN THE LAND OF SHEBA

In Ethiopia only His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, King of Kings and Conquering Lion of Judah, is more celebrated than the splendid Abebe Bikila, Olympic hero and the world's best marathon runner

By John Underwood

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Sidney L. James

SCORECARD

CREDITS

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