Sport: I'm a Man, Huh?

Proud, tubby little Andy Varipapa, at 53 the oldest man in the tournament, liked to puff out his gorilla chest and announce that he is the world's greatest bowler (TIME, May 5). A good many of the experts disagreed. They would rather bet their money on glum, gum-chewing Joe Wilman, 41, who was bowling man of the year in 1946 and went about his trade in very businesslike fashion. In Chicago's drafty Madison Street Armory last week, Andy and Joe staged a seesaw duel that made the bowling experts forget anything they had seen before.

It was the National Individual Match Game...

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