People: People, Jun. 26, 1950

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In the backyard of his host, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the U.N.'s Ralph Bunche got some valuable pointers on the art of horseshoe pitching (see cut). In Berkeley to deliver a commencement address at the University of California, Bunche was ordered into a pair of sneakers by the admiral. As the backyard game progressed, Nimitz said: "Keep your arm straight at the elbow—less tiring, more accurate." Then, plopping a perfect ringer, the admiral advised his puffing house guest: "Best exercise in the world for sedentary people."

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