John Landy, long-striding Australian who ran the world's swiftest mile in 1954 (3:58), blazed to second fastest over Melbourne's Olympic Park cinders—3:58.6—after year's retirement; allowed, "It was a good run, but...I can do better."
Joanne Goodwin, poised 19-year-old, played 27 holes to survive opening round, 21 to win second, upset veteran amateur Marlene Stewart, then defeated Mrs. Cookie Swift Berger 7 and 6, took Doherty tournament at Fort Lauderdale.
Marquis de Portago, gallivanting Spaniard, fourth in two-man bobsled after only seven pre-Cortina runs, replied, as to wife's opinion of his racing: "I don't ask her. I'm Spanish." Said she: "Now he's doing something for his country."
Susan Halperin, pretty 11-year-old piano student at N. Y. Professional Children's School who has been skating only three years, won juvenile ladies' event of Middle Atlantic championships, looms as 1964 Olympics candidate.
February 6, 1956
Lew Hoad, big, blond Davis Cupper with biggest service in amateur game, overpowered little Ken Rosewall 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 at Brisbane, won Australian National singles, showed form which presages continuing woe for U.S. tennis.