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Booktalk

A fond glance at the mystique of Ole Miss by an outstanding football mystic

By Charles Gillespie

And Who?

RED, WHITE AND WHO?

The NBA still has size and style, including big No. 33 with a new name (below), but one week of interleague action showed the ABA is playing its way to parity—fast

By Peter Carry

PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS EATEN

Jim Dooley, the Chicago Bears' coach, had this plan. He would concede the Minnesota Vikings 17 points but, by getting field position and having room to throw, the Bears would get more. They did

By John Underwood

That Guy

WELL, HE'S THAT KIND OF GUY

Old shoe, organization man, throwback to pre-Bouton days—the descriptions all fit Merv Rettenmund, who loves, honors and obeys, too, and right now swings the meanest of some awfully wicked bats

By Ron Fimrite

Sixkiller

The Magic Number Is Sixkiller

Washington Quarterback Sonny Sixkiller is a Cherokee, but his passing arm, not his heritage, has made him a hero

By Roy Blount Jr.

Tuna

AN UPTIGHT LITTLE ISLAND

For years the lobstermen of Prince Edward thought their waters were filled with sharks. Then one of them sent for a book, discovered that those surfacing wraiths were tuna—and angling had a new Mecca

By Dan Levin

People

PEOPLE

College Football

He's down. He's out. He's back. He wins!

To beat Tennessee, Auburn was relying heavily on its pass-catch combination of Pat Sullivan to Terry Beasley, so when Beasley was kayoed early things looked bad. But out he came again, and with him came Auburn

By Pat Putnam

THE WEEK

By Joe Jares

Harness Racing

Doing his jig with the Jug

Herve Filion danced off with pacing's most esteemed trophy after driving Nansemond to an improbable victory over the mighty Albatross

By William F. Reed

My Drive

My Drive to Be a Champion

The potential was there, no doubt about that. I needed just a few lessons and a week of practice

By Walter Bingham

Baseball's Week

BASEBALL'S WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

For The Record

A roundup of the week Sept. 21-27

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 W. Creamer

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