Marge Calhoun, Santa Monica, Calif. housewife and mother of two, won the women's senior title at the International Surfing championships on 15-foot waves off Makaha Beach, Oahu, Hawaii.
Will Harridge, 72, arguing the American League was "entitled to the services and benefits of a younger man," resigned as American League president after serving in post for 28 years.
Benny Reynolds, 22, Melrose, Mont, cowboy who earlier in season led Champion Jim Shoulders in all-round cowboy points, was named rodeo rookie of the year by Rodeo Cowboys Assn.
Pamela Prather, a 19-year-old blonde beauty from Pasadena City College, won out over some of California's fairest when she was crowned the queen of the 1959 Tournament of Roses.
December 15, 1958
John Macy, 28, Polish refugee now at the University of Houston, retained his national AAU senior 10,000-meter cross-country title with remarkable 29:47.8 time over Chicago course.
Phil Paine, Card pitcher traded to Dodger farm team, reacted by signing with Japanese team, as first to do so may have blazed way for other major leaguers dropped to the minors.
Clark Gable sent off his 7-year-old red cocker spaniel, Camino's Red Rocket, to national cocker field trial championships in Medford, N.J., was rewarded as dog won over 22 roving rivals.