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Booktalk

A canoe trip matches manhood against machismo in a grim battle for survival

By Bil Gilbert

Yesterday

A Bucking Bronc That Was Not Known To Quit

Big, black and powerful, the horse they called Steamboat because of his whistling wheeze never forgot the quirting he got as a colt and never let anyone stay long in his saddle

By Norman Wiltsey

The Derby

A COMMAND PERFORMANCE

From a treetop tiger shoot in India, Robert Lehmann flew 8,000 miles to watch with his wife as his long shot Dust Commander took the rail soon after the start, stayed there nearly all the way and won the Kentucky Derby. Before he climbed down to begin the trip, he got his trophy tiger.

By Whitney Tower

THIS HORSE NEEDED HIS OWNER'S STAMINA

By William F. Reed

CAGED, TAMED AND ON A TEAR

It is a different Chicago Cub that is off and running this year. He is quieter, more thoughtful and inclined to rest more often. He even is deferential, unless he loses and he is Leo—and then he is a lion

By Peter Carry

West Is West

EAST IS KNICKS BUT WEST IS WEST

When the twain met, New York found Los Angeles' peerless Jerry West the principal obstacle to victory in the NBA playoffs

By Frank Deford

Peace

The World's First Peace Pentathlon

In a five-event—swimming, parachuting, skin diving, running and trail biking—six-hour statement on the absurdity of competition, David Smith, also known as Super Hippie, vies with himself in an environment that is made up of Earth, Air, Fire Coral and Water

By Robert F. Jones

People

PEOPLE

Baseball

Another 'bad trade' pays off

The Minnesota Twins may be running away from their division, and a big reason is Brant Alyea, who hits like—and with—Harm Killebrew

By William Leggett

THE WEEK

By Harold Peterson

Track

The big man who wasn't there

Martin McGrady had rapped about beating Lee Evans outdoors, but when the meet was set, he wasn't

By Pat Putnam

Rowing

Quakers pull a swift one on the Charles

Ted Nash is the tough new crew coach at Pennsylvania. On Sunday his varsity eight (right) proved to be equally gritty as the Quakers outsprinted the men of Harvard (center) in the upset of the season

By Hugh D. Whall

Soccer

One replay that got away...

By Tex Maule

Merchant

THE MERCHANT OF MENACE

Sam Cummings deals in firepower. He is a good man to know if you are a gun fancier or a hunter who wants to buy a weapon like the German Luger he is aiming across these pages or one of the tens of thousands of sporting rifles he sells in America each year. But—with several warehouses full of rifles, mortars and machine guns—he is also a good man to know if you want to start a war

By Edwin Shrake

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

FACES IN THE CROWD

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By J. Richard Munro

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert Creamer

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