March 26, 1956
March 26, 1956

Table of Contents
March 26, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Sebring Comes Of Age
The Wonderful World Of Sport
A Mighty Peculiar Fight
  • Welter Champion Carmen Basilio outfought and outpunched Johnny Saxton but he had no chance in Chicago Stadium, where favorites are fated to lose—as the smart money knows by now

Keystone Crisis
Column Of The Week
Sport In Art
  • Fifty years ago, when 30 mph was fast for average cars, Fred Marriott raced a Stanley Steamer at a speed of two miles a minute. Then three—and crashed

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


Johnny Podres, whose pitching won third and seventh games for Brooklyn in the World Series, drew long-expected draft orders, headed for induction center and U.S. Navy. Said Johnny: "I'll be there bright and early."

This is an article from the March 26, 1956 issue

Lois Felix of Meriden, Conn., ranked No. 12 in the nation, was carried to match point five times by June Stack, but Lois' steadier play earned her a 9-7, 9-7 victory and first women's national indoor tennis championship at Brookline, Mass.

Mike Agostini of Trinidad, running for Fresno State College, warmed up by winning 100-yard dash in 0:09.4, followed with world-record-breaking 0:20.1 for 220 on new crushed brick track at Bakersfield, Calif. Old record: 0:20.2.

Charles Krepp, 21-year-old North Carolina junior, scored triple victory in two-day Eastern Intercollegiate swimming championships at Ithaca, N.Y., winning 100-and 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley.

James A. Farley Jr., 27, as well as fellow New York Democrat Francis Souhan, was named to a vacancy on State Athletic Commission. Young Jim Farley's summary of his program: to support the boxing cleanup of Julius Helfand.