Tony DeSpirito, who set alltime riding record (390) in 1952, was thought to be finished after spill last May resulted in removal of kidney and spleen, turned up at Suffolk Downs, where he booted home winner on third try.
Rudy Regalado, Cleveland farm hand, got Indianapolis' American Association champions off to fast start with ninth-inning homer to win opener 3-2. Indians went on to sweep four straight from Rochester in Little World Series.
Mrs. Harrison F. Flippin, Ardmore, Pa. matron and non-playing captain of Curtis Cup team, put together rounds of 77 and 83 for 160 to win U.S. Senior Women's Golf Association title at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y.
James M. Landis of Rye, N.Y., former SEC chairman, was choice of New York's Governor Averell Harriman to investigate full-blown harness racing feud between U.S. Trotting Assn. and Commissioner George P. Monaghan.
October 7, 1956
Adhemar Ferreira de Silva of Brazil, who set Olympic record of 53 feet 2½ inches for hop, step and jump in 1952, equaled that mark at Rio de Janeiro, will go to Melbourne to defend title against challenge by Russia's Leonid Scherbakov.