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March 16, 1970 Table Of Contents

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Booktalk

Know who holds the piggyback-running record? This book should educate you

By Burt Prelutsky

Yesterday/Blind Ref

Whatsamatter Ref, Ya Blind?

That's what the hockey fans in the NHL shouted at Bill Chadwick, who never told them they were half right

By Stan Fischler

Scramble

TIME FOR THE MIGHTY SCRAMBLE

A team with a big man in the middle may win the NCAA basketball championship, but if so it won't be UCLA. The Bruins, without Lew Alcindor, are favorites but they'll be looking up for the title—not down

By Joe Jares

Bad Show

BAD SHOW OUT IN THE COLD SNOW

Snowmobiles are great fun and they get you outdoors to winter's wonderlands. Snowmobiles also are ear-shattering, dangerous and damaging to the delicate balance of our ecology. There are good and there are bad snowmobilers—but in both cases it is time for some control

By Jack Olsen

The Girls

The Girls From The Mountain Next Door

Pro Basketball

For the Lakers, the season still lies ahead

So says Jerry West, who has done so much to keep his team in contention while it waits for Chamberlain to come back. Behind the scenes a new, low-key coach has challenged some of the game's silly traditions

By Alfred Wright

Fishing

A case for the 'Boston blue'

Another name for the pollock is 'green salmon,' and by any name this cousin of the cod is the most underrated game fish of northern waters

By Dan Levin

Swimming

Love-in at the Utah natatorium

By William F. Reed

Horse Racing

Hip horses with square names

Derby favorites now include My Dad George and Corn Off The Cob

By Whitney Tower

Hockey

Hunker down and fly right

By curbing their free-ranging stars and signing some talented rookies the Chicago Black Hawks have spiraled up into the heat of the NHL race

By Gary Ronberg

Mellon

A MAN OF ARTS AND LETTERS

The selection of his thoroughbred as Horse of the Year reflects Paul Mellor's eminence in the racing game, but its name—no accident—is a tribute to other passions that guarantee him lasting fame in sport

By Pat Ryan

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 J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

THE TEAM THAT EATS MANAGERS

Baseball's highest-paid player, Carl Yastrzemski, has been the hope—and sometimes the despair—of four Boston managers. So far silent Eddie Kasko, the latest Red Sox pilot appears to have Yaz' O.K.

By Mark Mulvoy

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