Patsy Neal, one of Wayland College's sharpshooting queens, scored 17 points to help beat Nashville Business College 43-37 as Texas girls regained AAU women's basketball title from Tennesseansat St. Joseph, Mo.
Dave Aubel, spunky Cornell 125½-pounder who holds Eastern and NCAA wrestling titles, made short work of Japan's Seiji Hashimoto, throwing rival in 2:46 as U.S. grapplers beat Japanese 21-15 in New York.
Sharon Pritula, cute-as-a-button Detroit 12-year-old, won her second 15-and-under national badminton title, then scared daylights out of older juniors before losing girl's final to Patsy Hitchens at Baltimore.
Jim Maloney, an 18-year-old pitcher-shortstop for Fresno (Calif.) City College, hit reported $100,000 cash pot when Cincinnati made him its most expensive bonus baby and agreed to keep him for entire season.
April 13, 1959
Jim Rathmann, veteran driver with thirst for speed, pushed car over zippy-fast Daytona track at 170.261 mph to win fastest race ever, but joy was tempered when George Amick was killed in crash (see page 114).
Dan Jenkins of Fort Worth Press is one sports editor who is adept at game he writes about. Onetime TCU golf captain, Jenkins put together enough birdies and pars for 79, won Golf Writers title at Myrtle Beach.
Carl Snavely, 64, dedicated football coach who spent some of his best years at Cornell (1936-44) and is about to retire from post at Washington U. in St. Louis, was honored by old Cornellians, old rivals at Ithaca reunion.