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THE NOBLEST OF ALL SPORTS
Spring arrived, and once again Orange Slate College male and female fancies turned lo —
ELEPHANT RACING??? The season of "musth” I elephant madness I oflieially got underway on f ell. (), at a press conference held by the Elephant Racing Club. Attending were representatives from Life Magazine. KWIZ Radio. Los Angeles Times. Santa Ana Register, Pepsi Cola and Laura Scuddcr's. Ren Wade, ERC president, with the aid of two baby elephants. announced Los Alamitos Race Track as the site of the Second Annual Elephant Race being held on the Day of the Titan.
Signing of the contract took place a month later at I.os Alamitos and ERC members were headed Hollywood way to negotiate a Steve Allen Show TV appearance. The Student Trailer became the center of ERC activity. While Carol Steis, help organizing secretary; Tom Cox. business manager, and Paul Kerx-h-ncr. community relations chairman, were busy making arrangements on campus. ERC mem-l ers were also contacting the local elephant factories: Junglcland and Holler’s Animal Farm.
“There's an elephant wliere?"
“All right, you can lie a Mahout loo!"
Jack Clement. ERC vice-president, was named Mahout for the coming race by the club. He immediately made plans to spend a weekend at Junglcland with Sheba. OSCs entry, to "go into training.”
Invitations were sent around the world and included universities in Japan, China. England. Germany. Russia, Australia. India. Pakistan. Canada and Mexico. In addition, more than 50 colleges and universities in the L.S. were invited, including last year’s participants: Harvard ami the universities of Nevada. Washing ton and Southern California. I .oca I schools invited were Chapman. Orange Coast. Fullerton JC. Santa Ana JC and Cerritos.
As schools began to accept the challenge, the ERC promised a "bigger and better” race I last year's race received world-wide coverage; from the BBC in England to Japan to Sports Illustrated. Newsweek and the front | ago of the Chri'tian Science Monitor I. The big day arrived and eyes around the world focused upon
"THE NOBLEST OF ALL SPORTS.”
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Spring Arrived, and Eyes Around the World Focused Upon . . .
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A race becomes history.
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