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FOR THE RECORD

Feb. 13, 1956
Feb. 13, 1956

Table of Contents
Feb. 13, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Olympics
Conversation Piece
Sporting Look
  • Right off a Mexican peasant's back, it has been embellished by California designers to become spring's hottest merchandise

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Ski Tip
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING
Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentina, in Ferrari, City of Buenos Aires Grand Prix. Runner-up: Stirling Moss.

This is an article from the Feb. 13, 1956 issue

BOXING

Gene Poirier, 10-round split decision over Carmen Fiore, welterweights, New York.
Hans Friedrich, 10-round decision over Rex Layne, heavyweights, Frankfurt, Germany.
Johnny Gonsalves, 10-round decision over Henry Davis, lightweights, Oakland.

GOLF

Antonio Cerda, Argentina, Puerto Rico open, with 144 for 36 holes, San Juan.
Louise Suggs, Sea Island, Ga., Havana invitational, with 227 for 54 holes, Havana.
Anne Quast and RUTH JESSEN, Marysville and Seattle, Washington, over Mary Patton Janssen and Mrs. Maurice Glick, 4 and 3, intl. 4-ball tournament, Hollywood, Fla.

HORSE RACING

Porterhouse, $23,900 San Carlos Handicap, 7 f., by length, in 1:22 4/5, Santa Anita Pk., Arcadia, Calif. Eddie Arcaro up.
Eiffel Blue, $27,925 Bahamas Stakes, 7 f., by 4 lengths, in 1:24 4/5. Hialeah Pk., Florida. Eugene Rodriguez up.
Terrang, $20,000 San Vicente Handicap, 7 f., by ½ length, in 1:22 4/5, Santa Anita Pk., Arcadia, Calif. Willie Shoemaker up.

MOTORBOATING

(Orange Cup Regatta, Lakeland, Fla.)

Bud Wiget, Concord, Calif., outboard trophy.
Chuck Hunter, Columbus, Ohio, inboard trophy.

SAILING
Fortuna, Argentine yawl, 1,200-mile Buenos Aires-to-Rio de Janeiro race, with net time of 8 days, 11:46:27.

SKIING
Dartmouth, Dartmouth Winter Carnival, Hanover, N.H., with 579.69 points. Runner-up: Middlebury, with 579.59.

SPEED SKATING
Sofia Kondakova, Russia, Women's World championships, Kvarnsveden, Sweden, with 207.484 points.

(North American championships, West Allis, Wis.)

Ken Bartholomew, Minneapolis, senior men's title.
West Allis S.C., team title.

SQUASH RACQUETS
Henri Salaun, Boston, over Ernie Howard, 15-7, 15-6, 15-7, Canadian Amateur tournament, Toronto.

TENNIS
Jack Arkinstall, Australia, over Bob Perry, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, men's singles, All-India Hardcourt tournament, Madras.

(West German Intl. tournament, Cologne)

Althea Gibson, New York, over Christiane Mercelis, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, women's singles.
Torsten Johansson, Sweden, over Orlando Sirola, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, men's singles.

(Intl. matches, Sydney, Australia)

Ken Rosewall, Australia, over Gil Shea, 6-3, 6-4.
Lew Hoad, Australia, over Herb Flam, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Hoad and ROSEWALL over Shea and Flam, 6-3, 6-1, 6-1.

(Professional Tennis Tour)

Pancho Gonzales over Tony Trabert, 9-7, 6-3, Montreal.
Gonzales over Trabert, 6-4, 7-5, Lake Placid, N.Y.
Gonzales over Trabert, 6-4, 8-10, 6-4, Rochester, N.Y.

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BASKETBALL
(Natl. Basketball Assn.)

EASTERN DIVISION

1. Phila.
W-30; L-19
Pct.: .612

New York
95-105,
104-105
88-87

Rochester
96-105

St. L.
93-105

2. Boston
W-28; L-22
Pct.: .560

St. Louis
91-114

Minneapolis
106-107,
102-101

Roch.
69-83

3. New York
W-24; L-25
Pct.: .490

Philadelphia
105-93,
105-104
87-88

Syracuse
94-103

4. Syracuse
W-23; L-26
Pct.: .469

Rochester
77-83, 97-89

New York
103-94

Ft. W.
90-85

WESTERN DIVISION

1. Fort Wayne
W-26; L-21
Pct.: .553

St. Louis
90-98, 94-98

Syracuse
85-90

2. Rochester
W-24; L-29
Pct.: .453

Minneapolis
86-92,
121-109
121-109

Syracuse
83-77, 89-97

Phila.
105-96

Boston
83-69

3. St. Louis
W-21; L-26
Pct.: .447

Boston
114-91

Fort Wayne
98-90, 98-94

Phila.
105-93

4. Minn.
W-21; L-29
Pct.: .420

Rochester
92-86,
109-121

Boston
107-106,
101-102

HOCKEY
Natl. Hockey League

1. Montreal
W-32; L-12; T-9
Pts.: 73

Detroit
2-0, 2-1

New York
3-3

2. New York
W-25; L-17; T-8
Pts.: 58

Toronto
5-2

Boston
1-7

Montreal
3-3

3. Detroit
W-21; L-16; T-I4
Pts.: 56

Montreal
0-2, 1-2

Boston
1-3

4. Chicago
W-16; L-27; T-10
Pts.: 42

Boston
2-2

Toronto
4-2, 3-2

5. Toronto
W-17; L-28; T-7
Pts.: 41

New York
2-5

Chicago
2-4, 2-3

6. Boston
W-15; L-26; T-10
Pts.: 40

Chicago
2-2

New York
7-1

Detroit
3-1