Judy Devlin of Baltimore, women's U.S. and world singles badminton champion, won the Mason-Dixon title, beating Dorothy O'Neill of Norwalk, Conn. at tournament in Baltimore.
Tony Tashnick, U. of Michigan swimmer, clocked 2:02.2 for 200-yard butterfly, 2:06.5 for 200-yard individual medley, set two U.S. records while leading team to Big Ten title at East Lansing.
Jim Gregory, 26, a California cowhand, hit New York after 4,000-mile horseback ride across country. Along the way he wore out seven horses, picked up numerous calluses and a fiancée.
Harold Ulen, Harvard swimming coach since 1929, announced that he would retire at close of season. During his years in Cambridge, the Crimson teams won 225 dual meets, lost only 44.
March 16, 1959
Clyde Morton, dog trainer of Alberta, Ala., sent pointer Palamonium through National Bird Dog Championships, Grand Junction, Tenn., saw his 8-year-old pupil win title for second time.
Mrs. Dorothy Rigney, ruled Chicago court, was free to sell holdings in White Sox. Decision denied two petitions by her brother, Chuck Comiskey, who had sought to block team's sale to Bill Veeck.
Lawrence Damon, U.S. Army private of Burlington, Vt., won North American Biathlon skiing and shooting title at Squaw Valley, but announced he would not have time for 1960 Olympics.