Jack Dempsey, hard-hitting old heavyweight champ who still packs wallop for fans who remember when The Game was more of a sport, has been voted James J. Walker Memorial Award for "long and meritorious service," by New York Boxing Writers.
Woody Hayes, Ohio State strategist whose power game has sometimes set football's most vocal alumni to grumbling, was elected Coach of the Year in Scripps-Howard poll. Quips Hayes: "When you cross the goal line, they don't ask how you got there."
William A. Shea, prominent attorney and once active in attempt to keep Dodgers in Brooklyn, is chairman of Mayor Wagner's committee to bring National League team to New York. Other members: Bernard Gimbel, Jim Farley, Clinton Blume.
Sepp Ruschp, busy-bee Austrian who arrived in U.S. 21 years ago, has since transformed Stowe, Vt. into one of East's most agreeable ski centers, was awarded American Ski Trophy for his "contribution to pro and amateur skiing" in U.S.