BIG NEWS BY PHONE
Obviously delighted with the news himself, Cleveland Manager Bobby Bragan calls Outfielder Minnie Minoso to tell him that he and Infielder Fred Hatfield have been traded by the White Sox to Bragan's Indians for Early Wynn and Al Smith. It is also pleasant for the ebullient Bobby to be back in the big time after being fired as manager of the floundering Pirates in midseason this year, a happenstance he hopes to avoid next summer. This was the first deal for new Manager Bragan and new General Manager Frank Lane—two lively gentlemen who see in the lively Minoso just the man to stir up the somewhat docile Indians they inherited. In his prime at 34, Minoso may be the biggest catch of the trading season so far
BIG WIN AT CARDS
Charles Goren, the world's foremost bridge expert and player (and bridge writer: see page 58) was a tired but happy competitor after his team won the national championship for teams of four at Los Angeles last week—latest in Goren's record string of bridge championships. The winners—Goren, Helen Sobel, Howard Schenken, William Root, Harold Ogust—were virtually left at the post in the early round of matches when a California group, which had previously won the men's title, got off to a commanding lead over the field of 66 expert entries. In the most sensational finish in the history of this event, Goren's New Yorkers drove to a half-match margin going into the final session and finished two matches in front, with 39 victories.
DIAMONDS, MINKS AND LIVESTOCK
Opening night of the International Livestock Exposition's horse show in Chicago's International Amphitheater was a champagne affair bubbling with elegance and knowledgeable talk about cattle and horses. The Woman's Board of the Chicago Boys' Clubs staged a benefit dinner party at the famous and fashionable Saddle and Sirloin Club, where several hundred guests dined by candlelight on the neighboring stockyard's prime beef. The diners, who included a handful of foreign ambassadors and an impressive list of business and industrial tycoons, strolled in and out of the dark-paneled Sirloin Club through a side door opening directly to the show ring to watch proceedings.
December 16, 1957
Exhibitors Mr. and Mrs. John F. Cuneo look over some livestock from their own Hawthorn Mellody Farm.
Gay Pony in the children's class of the horse show draws admiration of fashionable guest, Mrs. Leon Mandel, who as Carola Mandel holds a number of skeet-shooting titles in world competition. Talking to youthful drivers is Colonel Mandel.
Bowler-Hatted J. McWilliams Stone chats with Indian dancer from a boys' club.
Belgian draft horses, a popular attraction at the livestock show, are inspected in their stalls by Mrs. Thomas Tyler and Mrs. Merrill Shepard (actress Brenda Forbes).
Saddle and Sirloin Club's game trophies loom over standing hosts William Wood Prince, president of Armour and Co., Charles S. Potter, Union Stock Yard president.
Candlelight frames the pretty, radiant face of blonde dinner guest La Dona Sunde.
British Consul General Robert Whyte Mason, a noted English mystery writer, enjoys a joke with Mrs. Robert Hosmer Morse Jr. and with John V. Farwell III (foreground).