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It might not be simple cause and effect, but Illinois put mascot Chief Illiniwek into the SMU game at halfback and won 42-0. Actually, the chief had been on the bench all along, except at half time. Illiniwek, sometimes known as Fred Cash, is a senior who had never played team football in his life, but this fall he decided to try out. To everybody's surprise, he made it. Now, five minutes before each half time, Illini player 22 gets off the bench, changes into Indian togs, then goes into a frenzied war dance. Oh, about that game appearance, llliniwek didn't do anything very heroic, but he did survive to whoop another day. Which is about the best an Indian who jumps the reservation and goes on the warpath can expect.

Long-distance runners are accustomed to having their loneliness shattered by everything from bowser to bulldozer, but two of Southern California's best track prospects found a brand-new hazard. Preparing for cross-country, John Link, a 4:06.6 miler as a freshman last year, and Craig Grant, runner of a 1:56.8 half mile at Illinois' Proviso West High School, were cruising along the mac-adam near the end of a 15-mile run. At the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard in suburban Los Angeles, the Trojan trackmen were pulled over to the curb by a traffic patrolman. The cop handed them a ticket for running a red light. In a clear example of police brutality, the officer also penned on the citation, "Doing five miles per hour in a 35-mile zone."

Crown Prince Harald of Norway, visiting the manned space center in Houston, was a house guest of Ernest and Albert Fay. Ernest is the sailor who defeated the prince last month in the Scandinavian Gold Cup races on Long Island Sound. Albert, a topnotch sailor, too, is the Texas committeeman for the GOP. "It was certainly nice of President Johnson," said Albert, "to provide a jet for the prince to visit a Republican."

Kansas State can scarcely have any complaint about the 7-foot 1-inch altitude of basketball player Nick Pino, but Pino's dimensions in other directions are causing KSU some trouble. Last year he wore a size 19E shoe. This year State is having to outfit Pino with a size 20E. But then Kansas State, like most sports-minded schools, is willing to allow a good athlete a little extra latitude.

A weekend guest of Queen Elizabeth, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson (left) abandoned the political sand traps long enough to have "a lovely day" playing golf on Balmoral Castle's own nine-hole course. On this hole Wilson had to help a companion look for a ball, but himself two-putted for a par.

Being the wife of a college football coach is, most of the time, about as easy as being a preacher's wife. But when you win big, there can be compensations. Just ask Barbara Dooley. Ever since husband's Georgia Bulldogs indiscriminately victimized their first three opponents, including national champion Alabama and Big Ten champion Michigan, life has been distinctly un-sticky. At the Athens post office the other day, for example, Mrs. Dooley had licked only the first two stamps for a large stack of letters when she noticed a young man reading the return address over her shoulder. "Are you really Mrs. Vince Dooley?" he asked. "I happily admitted it," Barbara laughed afterward, "and he said, 'Ma'am, don't you dare lick another stamp.' Whereupon he proceeded to lick the remaining 18 stamps, mail the letters and hold open the post office door for me."

Pitcher Dick Farrell, who collected no World Series cash from his association with the Astros, will realize some Series-time loot from his association (owner) with Astra. Astra, like her namesakes, is a dog—in this case a Norwegian elkhound—and on the eve of the Series she gave birth to six puppies. Each of them is worth $250.

Sherman Adams, former aide to President Eisenhower and onetime governor of New Hampshire, was again tramping along old logging trails near his home in Lincoln, N.H., but last week he was doing more than his customary hiking. Attired in old trousers and flannel shirt, Adams was directing construction of a new recreation area on Loon Mountain. The $700,000 area, to feature skiing, will have a 6,900-foot gondola lift on a vertical drop of 1,800 feet and, eventually, a base lodge and hotel. Although only one of eight directors, taciturn Adams admits he has "done the lion's share of the promoting."

Lee Royer, assistant football coach at Boston College, never gives up on an assignment. Scouting West Point recently, for example, Royer supplied every particle of information that could possibly help BC. "The man we have to stop is End Sam Champi," he reported. "He's 6 foot 4, 220 pounds, has blue eyes and his girl friend's name is Sue."

Since she hung up her skates, former World Champion Pairs Figure Skater Marika Kilius' blades may have gotten a bit rusty, but Marika herself has a bright, shiny new career. Below, at Frankfurt's Henninger Tower, she sharpens some flats with Otto Fats and His Cats.