John Devitt, husky 19-year-old Aussie freestyler, gulped customary vitamin pills, slipped into 50-meter pool at Brisbane, churned water white as he set two world long-course records: 49.1 for 100 yards; 54.6 for 100 meters.
Emmett Kelly, sad-faced clown who gave appreciative circus fans many a deep-throated chuckle for years, will get chance to try his luck with more-critical Brooklyn Dodger rooters (see page 19). His job: to act as Ebbets Field tranquilizer.
Dr. Charles H. Strub, ex-president of San Francisco Seals, now executive vice-president of Los Angeles Turf Club, was awarded plaque "for outstanding contributions to Thoroughbred racing" by HBPA at Hollywood, Calif.
Al Watrous, 57, leathery-faced old-timer from Birmingham, Mich. who won PGA seniors title and trip to Europe to face British champion, put together 67 and 69 for 136 to take Quarter Century tournament at Dunedin, Fla.
February 11, 1957
Don Simmons, 25, sure-handed young goalie brought up from Springfield to replace retired Terry Sawchuk, lifted Boston Bruins out of serious slump and back into NHL race with four straight, including 2-0 shutout of Chicago.