John J. Bergen, Navy veteran of World Wars I and II, reserve rear admiral, became board chairman of Madison Square Garden in transfer of old Norris-Wirtz interests (see page 29).
Randy Duncan, Iowa All-America, gave Canadian fans some of year's best news when he turned down offer of Green Bay Packers, signed instead (for $35,000 for two years) with British Columbia.
John Clough, 17, New London, N.H. Olympic prospect, won slalom and downhill races, led Holderness School of Plymouth, N.H. to second straight Eastern Prep School Ski Championship.
John Gray, Philadelphia pitcher, won a three-way playoff against the Yankees' Darrell Johnson and ex-Giant Hal Schumacher to take top honors in baseball golf tournament at Tampa.
March 2, 1959
Wesley Ellis Jr., playing on San Antonio course near his boyhood home, broke home-town jinx, won $20,000 Texas golf open with 276, two under defending Champion Bill Johnston.
Fred Turk, 29, ex-Marine of Miami, put corps' conditioning to exacting test as he set world record for water skiing with 73-mph dash at Fort Lauderdale. Existing record was 52 mph.
Mrs. Pepper Constable, Princeton, N.J., did as expected, won U.S. squash racquets championship at Haverford, Pa. for fourth straight year, defeated Mrs. Sheila Macintosh of England.