COVER: Exclusive: We rowed across the Atlantic; A three month saga of hunger and hurricaines. Paratroopers Chay Blyth and John Ridgeway set out from Cape Cod in the English Rose II. Cover photograph by FRED KAPLAN.
Colleges short-change their football players (Speaking Out) ... Michael Shaara.
Study in black and white (Affairs of State) ... Stewart Alsop.
Getting over Glenda (The HumanCmedy) ... Thomas Meehan.
The high cost of everything ... Bill Daridson.
Percy vs. Douglas -- the blighted campaign ... Stewart Alsop.
'We rowed across the North Atlantic' ... Capt. John Ridgway, with James Atwater.
Out for a night at the local caldron ... John Kohler.
F. LEE BAILEY: Renegade in the courtroom ... Edward Linn.[NICE, In-depth article, with multiple photos!]
A ticket on Skoronski ... Nelson Algren. Illustrated by Fred Otnes.
No medal for Sonny ... Herbert Wilner. Illustrated by Jow Cleary.
Far above Cayuga's waters -- g-ehting, g-chung ... Don Asher. Illustrated by Mark English.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE:
Last May Post senior editor JAMES ATWATER noticed a brief newspaper item about two British paratroopers who were planning to cross the Atlantic in a row boat. Atwater immediately got in touch with them and not only expressed the Post's interest in their story but supplied them with camera equipment. Learning they were to leave from Cape Cod, Atwater advised them to get some tips on rowing from the old dory fishermen there. For the 92 days of the voyage, Atwater took a three-week vacation, edited two major stories, and went out of town on business; from time to time it would come to him that the two were still out there manfully plowing the sea. As soon as he heard the men were safe, Atwater completed the circle by flying to England and writing their story himself.... Ever since consorting with English witches, JOHN KOBLER has kept at hand a ball of silvered glass, a sure talisman against the Evil Eye in case he unwittingly offended any of them.