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COMING EVENTS May 27 through June 5

May 30, 1955
May 30, 1955

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May 30, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Pitt's deceptive Arnie Sowell floats from obscurity to track fame in one uncanny moment of acceleration

  • And the young half-miler has such a big kick that his rival, Norwegian Audun Boysen, says: 'Take care of him—he is your next Olympic champion'

The Three Governors

COMING EVENTS May 27 through June 5

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This is an article from the May 30, 1955 issue Original Layout

ALL TIMES ARE E.D.T. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE NOTED

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Badminton
Australia vs. Denmark, Thomas Cup Inter-Zone play-off, Singapore (also May 28).

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Chicago vs. Milwaukee, Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Boxing

[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Lulu Perez vs. Carmelo Costa, lightweights, Mad. Sq. Garden, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (NBC).
Ray Famechon vs. Billy Kelly, for European featherweight title, Donnybrook, Ireland (15 rds.).
Championships of Europe (amateur), Berlin (until June 4).

Golf
Big Ten championship, Lafayette, Ind. (also May 28).

Harness Racing
William E. Miller Memorial, $7,500, 1 m., 2-yr.-old pace, Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md.

Horse Racing
Junior League Stakes, $15,000, 5 f., 2-yr.-old fillies, bred in California, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif.

Track & Field

IC4A outdoor championships, Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, N.Y. (also May 28).
Big Ten championships, Columbus, Ohio (also May 28).
Pacific Coast Conference championships, Eugene, Ore. (also May 28).

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Auto Racing

NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Raleigh, N.C.
Circuit of Champions 100-lap race, Jeffersonville, Ind.
AAA midget race, Kokomo, Ind.
Santa Barbara road races, Santa Barbara, Calif. (also May 29).

Baseball

[TV]New York vs. Brooklyn, Polo Grounds, N.Y., 1:55 p.m. (CBS*).
[NETWORK RADIO]Detroit vs. Chicago, Briggs Stadium, Detroit, 2:55 p.m. (Mutual*).

Horse Racing

[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Preakness Stakes, $100,000, 1 3/16 m., 3-yr.-olds, Pimlico, Md., 5:30 p.m. (CBS).
[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Coaching Club American Oaks, $50,000, 1 3/8 m., 3-yr.-old fillies, Belmont Pk., N.Y., 4:15 p.m. (ABC).
Argonaut Handicap, $25,000, 1 m., 3-yr.-olds, colts & geldings, Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif.
Colonial Handicap, $25,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-olds up, fillies & mares, Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J.
Coronet Stakes, $20,000, 6 f., 3-yr.-old fillies, Balmoral, Homewood, Ill.

Horse Shows
Devon Horse Show, Devon, Pa. (until June 4).

Hunt Racing

Adjacent Hunt Meet, Purchase, N.Y.
Oxmoor Hunt Meet, Louisville, Ky.

Judo
Natl. AAU championships, Los Angeles (also May 29).

Rowing

Schoolboy Rowing Association of America championships, Philadelphia.
Western sprint championships, Newport Beach, Calif.

Sailing

Buckner Ocean Race, Corinthian YC, San Francisco (until May 30).
Penguin Class Spring championships, Chicago (also May 29).

Tennis
Japan vs. Philippines, Davis Cup Eastern Zone finals, Tokyo (until May 30).

Track & Field
AAU Jr. Olympics and Invitational Decathlon, Tulare Calif.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

Auto Racing

NASCAR 100-m. stock car race, Winston-Salem.
AAA midget races, Indianapolis & Allentown, Pa.
SCCA sports car race, Thompson, Conn.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Brooklyn, Polo Grounds, N.Y. 2 p.m. (Mutual*).

Bowling
Petersen Classic ends, Chicago.

Fencing
Epée Masters tournament, Fencers Club, New York.

Golf
Ft. Wayne Open, final round, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Motorboating
NOA North-South championships. Quincy, Ill. (Div. I) & Clarksville, Tenn. (Div. III).

Motorcycling
AMA-sanctioned 5-m. natl. championship dirt track race, Richmond, Va.

Spearfishing
Inter-America Underwater Spearfishing championships, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.

Track & Field
Pennsylvania Catholic interscholastic championships, Reading, Pa. Wes Santee to try for mile record.

MONDAY, MAY 30

Auto Racing

Indianapolis 500-m. Classic, big cars, Indianapolis.
Circuit of Champions, 100-lap race, Kansas City, Kans.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Philadelphia, Polo Grounds, N.Y., 1:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Bicycling
Kugler-Anderson Memorial 50-m. tour, Somerville, N.J.

Boxing

Pascual Perez vs. Yoshio Shirai, for world flyweight title, Tokyo.
[TV]Gene Poirer vs. Miguel Diaz, welterweights, St. Nick's, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (Du Mont).

Golf
British Amateur championship, Royal Lytham & St. Anne's, England (until June 4).

Harness Racing
Triple Crown (first leg), $10,000, 1 m., free-for-all pace, Rosecroft Raceway, Oxon Hill, Md.

Horse Racing

Suburban Handicap, $75,000, 1¼ m., 3-yr.-olds up, Belmont Pk., N.Y.
Citation Handicap, $50,000, 1 m., 3-yr.-olds up, Balmoral, Homewood, Ill.

Motorboating

All-Western Sweepstakes regatta for inboards, including natl. championship for Cracker Box runabouts, Long Beach, Calif.
NOA North-South championships, Cairo, Ill. (Div. IV).

Rodeo
Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo, Fort Smith, Ark. (until June 4).

Tennis
New England championships, Hartford, Conn. (until June 4).

Track & Field
Natl. AAU 25-kilo run, Pittsburgh, Pa.

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Badminton
Thomas Cup Inter-Zone playoffs, Singapore (also June 1). Winner to meet Malaya in finals.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Cleveland vs. Baltimore, Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, 1:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Auto Racing
AAA midget race, Hammond, Ind.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Cincinnati, Polo Grounds, N.Y., 1:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Boxing
[TV]Jimmy Carter vs. Wallace (Bud) Smith, for world lightweight title, Boston Garden, Boston (15 rds.), 10 p.m. (ABC*).

Golf
Palm Beach Round Robin tournament, Deepdale Golf Club, Great Neck, N.Y. (until June 5).

Horse Shows
Pin Oak show, Bellaire, Tex.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]Brooklyn vs. Milwaukee, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1:25 p.m. (Mutual*).

Dog Shows
Morris & Essex Kennel Club, Madison, N.J.

Golf
Women's Eastern Open, Reading, Pa. (until June 5).

Harness Racing
Washington Cup, $10,000, 1 m., free-for-all trot, Laurel Raceway, Md.

Horse Racing
Meadow Brook Steeplechase Handicap, $10,000, about 2½ m., 4-yr.-olds up, Belmont Pk., N.Y.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Auto Racing
AAA midget race, Springfield, Ill.

Boxing

[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Billy McNeece vs. Paddy Young, middleweights, Mad. Sq. Garden, N.Y. (10 rds.), 10 p.m. (NBC).

Track & Field
Compton Invitational, Compton, Calif.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Auto Racing
AAA midget races, Chicago and Hatfield, Pa. Circuit of Champions 100-lap race, Richmond, Va. NASCAR midget race, Manassas, Va.

Badminton
Thomas Cup finals, Singapore (also June 5).

Baseball
[TV]Chicago vs. New York (AL), Comiskey Park, Chicago, 2:25 p.m. (CBS*).
[NETWORK RADIO]Cleveland vs. Washington, Municipal Stadium. Cleveland, 1:55 p.m. (Mutual*).

Golf
National Golf Day, Ed Furgol and Babe Zaharias vs. the field, Olympic Club, San Francisco.

Horse Racing
[TV][NETWORK RADIO]Peter Pan Handicap, $25,000, 1‚⅛ m., 3-yr.-olds, Belmont Pk., N.Y. 4:15 p.m. (ABC).

Rowing
Stanford vs. California, Redwood City, Calif.

Sailing
New York Yacht Club regatta, Long Island Sound, N.Y. (also June 5).

Track & Field

New York AC meet, Travers Island, N.Y.
Central Collegiate Conference championships, Milwaukee.

Weight Lifting
Natl. AAU championships, Cleveland (also June 5).

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Auto Racing

Belgian Grand Prix, Spa.
AAA 100-m. natl. championship race, Milwaukee.
Grandfather Mt. sports car hill climb, Linville, N.C.
NASCAR 250-m. stock car race, Memphis, Tenn.
SCCA Golden Gate Natl. Race, sports cars, San Francisco.

Baseball
[NETWORK RADIO]New York vs. Chicago (NL), Polo Grounds, N.Y., 2:00 p.m. (Mutual*).

Bowling
ABC tournament ends, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Dog Shows

Delaware County Kennel Club, Media, Pa.
Framingham District Kennel Club, Framingham Centre, Mass.

Pool
Southwestern Intra-Circuit and Eighteen Goal Open tournaments, Vernon, Texas.

*See local listing