Chris Von Saltza, 14, pert blonde from Santa Clara (Calif.), churned through water in 56.8 and 2:41.9 to win 100-and 250-yard freestyle, set American records in Natl. AAU Indoor Swimming Championships at Dallas.
Don Mollenauer, 51, scholarly track coach at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) High School, watched with pride as his team romped to 100th consecutive dual, triangular or quadrangular meet victory, a string dating back to 1944.
Billwoodhouse, gutty little sprinter from Abilene Christian, broke fast and won by stride over his teammate and Olympic Champion Bobby Morrow in 100-yard dash in meet with Baylor and North Texas State, at Abilene.
Preston Bruce Jr., 21, son of White House doorkeeper, college science major, was signed to Pittsburgh Pirates contract when President Eisenhower told Branch Rickey boy was "pretty darned good pitcher."
April 21, 1958
Johnny Ruane, 21-year-old jockey from Mt. Jubilee, Ireland (see page 25), guided Dixie Miss, 55-to-1 shot, to victory in second division of $17,425 Prioress Stakes at Jamaica, making him nation's top apprentice.
Otto Mayer of International Olympic Committee warned that due to rising rate of professionalism in winter sports, especially skiing, the very existence of the Olympic Winter Games, after those in 1960, may be in danger.
Abe Grossfeld, versatile junior from Illinois, was undisputed individual star of NCAA Gymnastics Championships, went through paces with ease to win all-round, free exercise and horizontal bar events.