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In a Color War which was easily one of the most exciting in Ranger's history, the Grey Samurai overcame a 19 point deficit in the climactic Sing to squeak by the Red Satans, 385 to 385. The slim margin of one-half point thus brought triumph to Mike Colin's team over a Red squad headed by Arnie Graf which had, until the final count, never once been behind in the scoring.

Red and Grey broke quietly enough just after taps Sunday, July 29--the day of Carnival--but the first day of competition brought signs of a close rivalry. In the morning, the Red's water swimmers downed the Grey squad 29-25 with Bobby Paulen notching over 90 seconds in the breathholding event; the Red juniors edged the Grey in riflery, with Paul Bloom and Arnie Menchin for the Satans and Bob Goldman and Eddie Kagan for the Samurai turning in fine performances; the seniors split baseball games, with Steve Lipsky and Norm Fishelman leading the Grey to victory in one affair (score: 4-2) while Burt Seifman's grand slam homer gave the Red a come-from-behind 10-7 win in the other in back of a fine pitching by Howie Kramer. In the latter contest, the Red scored 9 runs in their last at-bat to win a thriller. At the morning break, Red led by 52-49.

The Satans maintained their lead through the afternoon activities. Sandy Berman gave the Grey a much-needed lift by leading the waiters to an easy 22-1 romp, with John Hess and Barry Malmet contributing grand-slam homers. Red's inters countered by winning three of five matches in tennis. Manny Bloom and Mike Clair were victorious in singles, while the teams of Jimmy Weisman and Richie Hammer (Red), Steve Tucker and Louis Schreier (Grey) and Gary Stolbach and Paul Perlstein (Grey) also scored. Adding in Red victories in lower senior volleyball, junior softball and soph basketball relays, as well as a Grey way in in the senior swim meet, the Satans emerged a single point ahead for the afternoon and, at the end of the first day, clung tenaciously to a 4 point margin, 119-115.

The second morning saw the Red increase its lead. Again, a come-from-behind effort in the final innings proved the chief spark for the Satans as the lower senior baseball game ended with the Red on top, 13-9. Trailing 9-2 against Steve Tumin, the Satans unloaded their bats for 8 runs in the 6th and 3 more in the 7th behind the hitting of Steve Yeckes, Jack Rossinsky, Larry Maizel, Mike Markel and Neil Goldstein. Both teams were brought to their