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February 17, 1969 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

An ex-reporter watched the Fords go by and made a splendid book of them

By Bob Ottum

Yesterday

Getting up on a High Horse

There was never any particular reason why horses should learn to fly; it just seemed like a good idea so many times

By Mary Evans

Whitewash

WHITEWASH IN KENTUCKY

The longest horse race in history, the 1968 Kentucky Derby, gallops along as the main issue in the scandal continues to be quietly ignored. Elsewhere, a likely 1969 winner pops up and a lady jockey has her debut

By William F. Reed Jr.

A PRINCE WHO WOULD BE KING

By Whitney Tower

THE BIG LEAGUES SELECT A FAN

Bowie Kuhn, the new commissioner of baseball, has all the expected qualities of leadership. But it comes as a surprise to discover that he knows baseball and that he and his family love the game

By William Leggett

New Heroes

A NEW GENERATION OF HEROES

Golf's established stars—particularly Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper—are a long way from over the hill, but their position at the top is menaced by a group of kids to whom a 525,000 putt means nothing

By Dan Jenkins

No Place To Go

ON TOP WITH NO PLACE TO GO

La Salle, led by Philadelphia's practicing legend, Tom Gola, trounced Villanova to become the East's leading team. But the Explorers are on probation and the season ends at West Chester

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Snowmobile Hunt

SNARLING TRACTORS AND NO TALLYHO

A winter fox hunt in Minnesota has one thing in common with the British variety—a fox. In the cold snowy country an airplane is the hound pack and a snowmobile the horse

By Robert F. Jones

Les Girls

LES GIRLS IN DES MOINES

Comes March and most of Iowa is in a frenzy oven the state high school basketball finals—for girls. The young women pack the house in the capital city with their furious play, then depart as the boys take oven—before fewer fans.

By Rose Mary Mechem

The Stable

A STABLE FULL OF DREAMS

These are the days when grooms look at untrained colts and see Hambletonian winners. Nowhere does hope soar higher than along the shedrow of Joe O'Brien's farm in California

By Pat Ryan

People

PEOPLE

Winter Sports

Tall in the saddle out East

You don't have to be a cowboy to ride ski bobs, the new winter sports craze, but in the Swiss world championships it might have been an asset

By Gwilym S. Brown

Track & Field

The line for the mile forms here

Jim Ryun is alive but married, and rival runners see a gleam of hope

By Skip Myslenski

Tennis

House party at Fernbergers

For last week's first indoor open in Philadelphia, Marilyn and Ed Fernberger were promoters, cheerleaders, den parents and hosts

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Peter Carry

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

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