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March 25, 1968 Table Of Contents

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Shopwalk

High motorbike fashion is horsehide cut to fit the way it fits the horse himself

By Dolly Connelly

Yesterday

An Alligator Named Barney and an Angry Croc

Alligators are alligators and crocodiles are crocodiles and mostly the two don't meet. But today the sponge fishermen of Florida still recall a bloody battle fought in the Keys 70 years ago

By Charles Layng

America At Last

IT'S AMERICA—AT LAST

As the World Cup tour came to Aspen, Billy Kidd defeated that French guy and Canada's Nancy Greene swept the girls off the slope during the best weekend in memory for North American skiing

By Dan Jenkins

NCAA Cast

A SLEEPER SNEAKS INTO THE NCAA CAST

Duplicating last season's act by another long shot from Ohio, the Buckeyes join UCLA, Houston and Carolina in the final round. Now all games in Los Angeles are hard to predict, a fine way to end things

By Joe Jares

The Mighty Burner

BIG BLAZE IN THE MIGHTY BURNER

Sophomore quarter-miler Larry James set a new indoor world record and anchored his mile-relay team to victory as Villanova won a surprisingly easy NCAA championship from favored Southern California

By Pete Axthelm

A Decade of Pain and Progress

Old Man River

Golf's Old Man River

At 48, Julius Boros just keeps rolling along, winning tournaments and picking up big money with a relaxed, unflappable style that provides a happy contrast to most of the touring pros. On page 46 Boros discusses his attitude toward the game and offers some suggestions that should help you

By John Underwood

My Easygoing Game

By Julius Boros

People

PEOPLE

Horse Racing

Derby daydreams on the Coast

A barnful of 3-year-olds developing with a rush stirs the hopes of Californians that they have now seen another Churchill Downs winner

By Whitney Tower

Hockey

A young brain builds a winner in St. Louis

Hockey's Blues have risen from last place to hot contention with a new coach who had faith in a star-to-be

By Gary Ronberg

Boating

Vacation is time for school

'Why waste winters up North,' say the founders of Sailing Symposiums, Inc., 'when you could be in the Bahamas learning how to win races?'

By Jeannette Bruce

Dick Francis

MYSTERY MAKES A WRITER

Dick Francis was riding the Queen Mother's horse, Devon Loch, in the 1956 Grand National before 250,000 people. He had the race won when suddenly Devon Loch lunged, slid and stopped. To this day no one has found out what happened or why. The key character in this baffling enigma, Francis has himself become the author of suspense novels with horse-racing backgrounds, all six of them reflecting his remarkable narrative skill

By Robert Cantwell

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Mervin Hyman

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD