Perry T. Jones, new captain of U.S. Davis Cup team, has long been most powerful figure in West Coast tennis circles, developing such stars as Ellsworth Vines, Jack Kramer, Pancho Gonzales, Ted Schroeder.
Karol Fageros, shapely Miami tennis star, announced personal fashion plans for summer circuit: gold lamé panties. Said Karol: "They will be an asset. Gussie Moran had her lace panties and I'll have my gold."
Max Carey, oldtime Pittsburgh and Brooklyn outfielder whose base-stealing antics put terror in hearts of pitchers in 1920s, came closest with 136 votes as writers failed to vote even one man into Hall of Fame.
Mary Patton Janssen, comely U. of Virginia Law School secretary, warmed up chilly Florida with her red-hot putter, beating pretty Barbara McIntire 3 and 2 in final of Palm Beach women's golf championship.
February 17, 1958
Lucile Wheeler, perky 23-year-old from St. Jovite, Que., who won her first medals in 1947, hit biggest jackpot in FIS championships at Bad Gastein, zipping down slopes to win downhill and giant slalom titles.
Spike Webb, doughty, old (69) retired Naval Academy boxing coach, has been honored by purchase of testimonial chair in new Navy stadium. The donor: Athletic Director Captain Slade Cutter, a former pupil.
Dan Orlich of Reno, strapping former U. of Nevada football and basketball star, averaged 98.56% on 5,700 16-yard targets, was named nation's top amateur trapshooter for 1957 by Trap and Field.