Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 23, 1974 · Page 112
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June 23, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 112

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_ . Mature runners pass the baton in 440-yard re/ay. Corona del Mar ho/ds slight lead over' Seniors Track Club. It finally tastes as as it looks Frozen Dessert w'rtn new fomiy pleasing flavor UJ When we first mode Weight Watchers Frozen Dessert, we did everything we could to make it look rich and creamy, like ice cream. And it did. But no matter how much like ice cream it looked, you didn't like the way it tasted. if "Too dietary", you said. "Doesn't taste like real ice cream",. That's a tough order for a low-fat dessert but we went back* to work and created new Family "Pleasing Flavors. They have a far more natural taste... much more like the real thing, and still have less than 1% fat.- · We really are proud of our new Family Pleasing Flavors, because we found the way to give you a delicious frozen dessert that lives up to your expectations. CONTINUED Says the official prospectus: "The Senior Olympics was developed with the goals of promoting healthier, happier and more productive lives for adults through sports ... and recognizing the adult athlete by giving him/her the opportunity to experience the excitement of international championship competition." Start at 25 You have to be at least 25 to enter--after that, you can be as decrepit as you wish. - But just to equalize matters, competitors are split up into five-year age groups--25 to 29, 30 fo 34, and so on, up to 75 to 79. So far there haven't been any entrants 80 and over, but nobody is counting on this continuing forever. To date the preponderance of entrants are between 35 and 55. Last year's games were the most successful yet held. Nobody had heart palpitations or even tripped over his beard. Instead, Hareld Chapson, a youthful 70-year-old, ran the 1500 meters in 5:30.8, a meet record. Hal Higdon, . 42, did the 3000-meter steeplechase in 9:38, a time that collegians half his age might envy. Al Cuidet, 55, zipped through the 220 in a record 23.6 seconds. Among the other geri- athletes, 75-year-old .Walt Westbrook won two tennis titles in'100-degree heat; Ted Mumby, also 75, competed in 16 events in three different sports; while Rod Drummond, a boy of 66, played handball and racquetball, as well as swimming and competing in the shotput and discus events. Tarzan tries, too Well-known personalities on hand- included former diver Gerta Ross; the first Mr. America, Bert Goodrich; actor Doodles Weaver; Buster Crabbe, the movie Tarzan, and California Senator Alan Cranston. This year's games got underway June 15, and will continue through Sept. 15. Track and field competition begins today. Among other sports on tap are badminton, bowl- nig, cycling, fencing, golf, ©Weight Watchers International 1974. Owner of the trade mark. All rights reserved.

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