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March 3, 1969 Table Of Contents

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World Bobsleds

FRENZIED RIDE ON PLACID ICE

The ancient Olympic bobsled run at Lake Placid, N.Y. had a new push-off platform that made it so fast the oldtimers threw away their record books. The only real question: Who could hang on long enough to win the first complete world bob contest in four years?

By Bob Ottum

ARTS AND LETTERS GETS A DEGREE

Graduating cum laude into the ranks of the Derby-bound colts, Elliott Burch's speedy chestnut scrambles the scene at Hialeah

By Whitney Tower

PSYCHED UP, NOT SHAVED DOWN

The Yale swimming team was peaking for Stanford, but John Nelson's mustache and Robin Waples' sideburns stayed. What went were the Indians as Yale reestablished itself as a major force

By William F. Reed Jr.

Lombardi

ARARARARARARGH!

It rumbles like a sonic boom but it is simply the laugh of Vince Lombardi, who as the new coach of the Washington Redskins is gambling that he will never be exposed as merely mortal

By William Johnson

Go Power

YES! BERT IS IN—WITH GO POWER

Bert Lancaster (right) is famous for peddling Fords, but now he's got to sell the AAU indoor track meet

By Roy Blount Jr.

A Knock-Out

A KNOCK-OUT BY A BRAIN-IN

A lot of light heavyweights hear about scholar Eddie Spence and figure he'd be a pushover. Eddie teaches psychology and he sings, acts and plays the piano. But he also slugs people silly

By Pat Putnam

People

PEOPLE

College Basketball

Skeletons and snakes and a scramble for first

The Missouri Valley Conference—at least at the top—is strong again. If nobody is murdered one team might just take the title

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Motor Sports

Some sweet theft at Daytona

A perennial runner-up in big-time stock-car racing, Lee Roy Yarbrough stole past the leader in the richest 500-mile race with just vroom to go

By Kim Chapin

Golf

Mister X—the mainstay of the tour

Miller Barber is the sort of pro who works while Jack and Arnie rest

By Mark Mulvoy

Roller Derby

THE ROLLER DERBY

By Frank Deford

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

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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