BADMINTON—TAN JOE HOK, Indonesia, over Chareon Wattanasin, Thailand, 7-15, 15-5, 18-14, men's singles; JUDY DEVLIN, Baltimore, over Dorothy O'Neil, 11-0, 11-1, women's singles, U.S. open championships, Detroit.
BOATING—SKIP ETCHELIS, Old Greenwich, Conn. and Crewman J. B. REYNES, Star Class Intl. Spring championship, with 64 pts., aboard Shaughnessy, Nassau.
BOXING—ROY HARRIS, 12-round decision over Donnie Fleeman, to retain Texas heavyweight title, Dallas.
San Jose St., NCAA title, with 24, pts., Reno.
April 13, 1959
CURLING—HIBBING, MINN., skipped by Frank Kleffman, over Portage, Wis., 13-5, to win U.S. title with 7-1 record, Green Bay, Wis.
FOOTBALL—BIG FOUR (California, USC, UCLA, Washington), signed to provide Rose Bowl with its western entries, starting in 1961.
GOLF—ART WALL JR., Pocono Manor, Pa., Masters, with 284 for 72 holes, Augusta.
HORSE RACING—EASY SPUR: $116,400 Florida Derby, 1‚⅛ m., by ¾ length over Sword Dancer, in 1:47⅕ Gulfstream. Bill Hartack up.
POLO—MILWAUKEE KNIGHTS, over Cornell, 16-15 in overtime, natl. 12-goal title, New York.
STEEPLECHASE RACING—GRAND CHAL: Deep Run Hunt Cup, 3 m., by 3½ lengths, in 5:56⅕ Richmond. Joe Aitcheson Jr. up.
SWIMMING—AAU individual champions: MURRAY ROSE, USC (see left); NORBERT RUMPEL, S. Illinois U., 100-yd. breaststroke in 1:04.9 and 220-yard breaststroke in 2:36.1 (U.S., meet record); CHARLES BITTICK, USC, 100-yd. backstroke in 55.5 (U.S., meet record); FRANK McKINNEY, Bloomington, Ind., 220-yd. backstroke in 2:16.1 (U.S., meet record); FRANK LEGACKI, Ann Arbor, Mich., 100-yd., butterfly in 53.6 (set U.S., meet record of 53.4, in trials); MIKE TROY, Bloomington, Ind., 220-yd., butterfly in 2:18.6; LANCE LARSON, USC Freshmen, 100-yd. freestyle in 49.2; JOE HUNSAKER, San Jose, Calif., 200-yd. ind. medley in 2:07 (U.S., meet record); GEORGE HARRISON, Stanford, 400-yd. ind. medley in 4:35.8 (U.S., meet record); USC's TOM WINTERS, DON REDINGTON, ROSE, JON HENRICKS, 400-yd. freestyle relay in 3:21.1; NEW HAVEN SC's JIM DOLBEY, JOE KOLETSKY, TIM JECKO, ELTON FOLLETT, 400-yd. medley relay in 3:47; SAM HALL, Columbus, Ohio, 1-meter dive with 493.35 pts.; JOZSEF GERLACH, Ann Arbor, Mich., 3-meter dive with 505.7 pts.
TABLE TENNIS—KUO-TUAN JUNG, Red China, over Ferenc Sido, Hungary, 19-21, 21-12, 21-15, 21-14, men's singles; KIMIYO MATSUZAKI, Japan, over Fujie Eguchi, Japan, 21-13, 21-7, 18-21, 21-18, women's singles, world championships, Dortmund, Germany.
TRACK & FIELD—BOBBY MORROW, over Ira Murchison by six inches in 10.2 in 100-meter dash; BILL ALLEY, Kansas, threw javelin 270 ft. 1½ inches for U.S. and college record, 'Texas Relays, Austin.
MILEPOSTS—MARRIED: ELICE VICTOR ELIAS SASSOON, 77, multimillionaire banker, one of Britain's leading Thoroughbred owners, three-time Epsom Derby winner; and Evelyn Barnes, 39, of Dallas, his longtime nurse and more recently his personal secretary; at Sir Victor's plush winter home, Eves, on Nassau's Cable Beach.
COMMITTED: JOHNNY SAXTON, two-time world welterweight champion, onetime meal ticket for Blinky Palermo, but now broke and down on his luck; to State Mental Hospital at Ancora, N.J., after being nabbed for breaking and entering in Atlantic City (while out on bail on similar charge in New York) and then attempting to hang himself in jail cell. Police doctor, Frank B. Daggett, reported Saxton is suffering from dementia praecox and "is depressed because once he was on top and now he has nothing."