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...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

Aug. 13, 1956
Aug. 13, 1956

Table of Contents
Aug. 13, 1956

Brooklyn's Money Men
Spectacle
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Wonderful World Of Sport
Boating
Horses
Acknowledgments
X-Ray
Sports Of The Presidents
  • From the age of 9 Ulysses S. Grant's passion for horses was excelled only by his genius at breaking, riding and driving the most fractious of them

Mr. Caper
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...

Herbert P. (Bert) Williams, 270-pound Chicago coal distributor who has been sailing Stars since 1926, gained U.S. Olympic berth in that class by skippering Kathleen to victory over nine rival craft off Atlantic Highlands, N.J.

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

Jim Laker, Surrey cricketer, broke three world marks in spin-bowling England to fourth-match victory over Australia. Shrugged Laker: "If the sun hadn't come out we should have been struggling...the wicket was like an unhelpful pudding."

Istvan Rozsavolgyi, scrawny (5 foot 9 inch, 126 pound) Hungarian army captain, lowered world 1,500-meter run record to 3:40.6 (equivalent of 3:57 mile) despite stiff wind, at Olympic training camp near Budapest (Aug. 3).

Steve Bilko, beefy Los Angeles Angels first baseman, who is leading the Pacific Coast League with 46 home runs, had whopping price tag of $200,000 placed on him by Angel president John Holland in reply to several big league feelers.

Tommy Kono, Hawaiian weight lifter, hoisted 295 pounds overhead in two-hands press at Oahu's Schofield Barracks, exceeding the world middleweight standard of Russia's S. Boganovsky by one-and-a-half pounds (Aug. 3).

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