Dr. Richard Thompson Jr., personable Washington, D.C. dental surgeon with yen for speed, piled up 10,000 points with his Corvette in Class C Production races to tie Paul O'Shea, last year's winner, for SCCA national point title.
Cecil Smith, hard-riding Texan who is still one of world's top mallet stars at 52, was ranked at 10 goals for 20th consecutive year by U.S. Polo Assn. Only other 10-goalers: Bob Skene of Beverly Hills; Stew Iglehart of Delray, Fla.
Edwin J. Carter, onetime newspaper publisher, has been named by PGA to keep touring and sometime squabbling golf pros in line. He will direct tournament activities, has power to bar players, sanction fines, settle disputes.
Mrs. Helen Martin of Miami, spelled by two co-pilots, drove 19-foot inboard runabout Marliner, designed and built by her husband Al, 354 miles around choppy Biscayne Bay course to win Orange Bowl Regatta nine-hour endurance race.
January 14, 1957
Ed Justa, smart-swinging 17-year-old golfer from Rocky Mount, N.C., shot neat 67 to break par by four strokes, easily outclassing field to win Donald J. Ross Memorial Junior title for second time at Pinehurst Country Club.