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Booktalk

A book on the Australian racehorse Phar Lap reads like a mystery story

By Robert Cantwell

Track Of The Cat

Track of the Cat in Hawaii's White Water

The breakers were like snowy mountains set loose as two sailors in an 18-foot Pacific Catamaran moved precariously through them only yards from the glittering beaches of Oahu

By Hugh Whall

Hold That Tuba!

Hold That Tuba!

Like coaches looking for promising football players, college bandmasters scout the high schools for tuba players and trumpeters

By Gerald Holland

Arkansas

ARKANSAS ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Everybody's wearing bright red and singing instant folk songs in the land of the Razorbacks, where a new dynasty may be in the making

By Dan Jenkins

THE FINAL STRENGTH WAS SANDY

The best pitcher in baseball proved to be the difference between two very different ball clubs. And an odd World Series should give the downtrodden American League real hope for the future

By William Leggett

GETTING HIGH IN MEXICO CITY

Because the site of the 1968 Olympic Games is a mile and a half above sea level, an experimental Little Olympics was held to test the high altitude's effect on athletes. Conclusions? The best man will still win.

By Bob Ottum

Pro Basketball

THE KIDS ARE MIGHTY USEFUL

Before the draft last spring pro scouts noted the absence of Wests, Russells and Robertsons, and declared this the worst rookie class in years. But for one reason or another—retirement, military service, even police action—nearly every NBA club is going to make good use of its newcomers. Rookies should make the Warriors a playoff team again, a rookie may change both the style and morale of the Bullets and a particularly bright one may help the Lakers to the title

Football's Week

FOOTBALL'S WEEK

Arkansas survived and so, by handsome margins, did Nebraska and Michigan State. But where a week before there were 18 unbeaten and untied major teams, now at midseason there were only eight. Gone, among others, were game little Georgia and a fumbling Duke. Gone more ignominiously were West Virginia, Mississippi State and Texas Western. But Tennessee (next page) was a pleasant—and lucky—surprise. Purdue with Bob Griese to its credit and a tie to its discredit, won another close one, and once-tied USC, riding the mercurial legs of Mike Garrett, downed once-tied Stanford in the big Coast game

By Mervin Hyman

Sporting Look

CHAPS AND GIRLS AFIELD

People

PEOPLE

Pro Football

King of crash, haul and hit

Gargantuan Tom Sestak is the key to the Buffalo Bills' title prospects despite his own damaged knee and his opponents' baleful attentions

By Edwin Shrake

Horse Racing

Taking advantage of a lady was the way to win

They threw an entry at Priceless Gem in the Champagne and upheld the honor of the colts. Meanwhile, the future of Ribot was a big question

By Whitney Tower

FACES IN THE CROWD

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 Garry Valk

SCORECARD

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