Cricketer Len Hutton, Pudsey's "Our Len" and first professional to captain England before he retired last January because of ill health, got just reward for 21-year career as outstanding batsman: knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.
A. J. Watson, solemn-faced master mechanic who saddled winning car for Bob Sweikert last year, made it two in row at Indianapolis when Pat Flaherty drove Watson-built John Zink Special to victory in 500-mile classic (see page 32).
Karen Anderson, a pretty 17-year-old Lansdowne (Pa.) high school girl with heart set on making trip to Melbourne next fall, tossed javelin 162 feet ½ inch, broke her own U.S. record by 9½ inches in AAU meet at Philadelphia.
John Beharrell, chunky 18-year-old youngster who took up golf for his health, successfully battled howling gales to beat Leslie Taylor 5 and 4 at Troon, became youngest ever to win British Amateur and first Englishman to turn trick since 1939.
June 10, 1956
C. Eric Olsen, youngish-looking 40-year-old plastics engineer from Essex, Conn., and his crew, Stan Renahan, sailed Jolly boat to victory in trials at Marion, Mass., won right to represent U.S. in Olympic 12-Square Meter Sharpie Class.