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FOR THE RECORD

Aug. 17, 1959
Aug. 17, 1959

Table of Contents
Aug. 17, 1959

The Big Four
Millions At Stake
Report From Valencia:
Horse Racing
Tip From The Top
Food
Baseball
  • By Robert Boyle

    The Giants' newest Willie is more than just a thunderous hitter. He's cool, man. If the fried chicken and shoot-'em-ups hold out, big league pitching doesn't figure to bother him a bit

Part I: The Great MacPhail
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

FOR THE RECORD

BOATING—DICK TILLMAN, Air Force lieutenant from Atlanta, upset front runners by piling up 6,613 points to take National Snipe championship; LESLIE LARSON, 15, from Jamestown, N.Y., sailed off with junior title; Fort Gibson Lake, Okla.

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Gary Comer, Chicago, skippered his Star Turmoil to a total 161 points and North American Star championship; Chicago.

Robin, designed and built by Sailmaker Ted Hood, Marblehead, Mass., proved surprise of the New York YC cruise, winning four races, including the Corsair and Astor cups; WEATHERLY, Henry D. Mercer's 12-meter, continued to take her share of the honors: Clucas Cup, Chandler Hovey Bowl, Navy Challenge Cup as best in her class.

BOXING—ZORA FOLLEY, heavyweight contender from Phoenix, Ariz., came back from second-round knockdown to pound out 10-round decision over Howard King at Sacramento.

Gaspar Ortega, Mexican welterweight, hard-pressed for 10 rounds by Benny Paret, Cuba, took a split decision; Madison Square Garden, N.Y.

Virgil Akins, former welterweight champion from St. Louis, won 10-round split decision over Stan Harrington in a slow fight that had the crowd booing; Honolulu.

BRIDGE—OSWALD JACOBY, Dallas, captained Teammates Samuel M. Stayman, Victor Mitchell, Morton Rubinow, William Grieve and Ira Rubin to victory in contract-bridge masters' team championship, in closest finish ever played; Chicago.

CHESS—CARLOS BIELICKI, Argentina, beat David Rumens, England, after 35 moves in a Dutch defense, to take first place in Junior World Chess Championships with 8½ points; Muenchenstein, Switzerland.

FOOTBALL—CHICAGO CARDINALS smashed the Toronto Argonauts of Canada's Big Four 55-26, before 27,770; Toronto.

GOLF—JUDY TORLUEMKE, 14-year-old former National Peewee champ from St. Louis, took her state's Women's Golf title by beating Karen Schull 3 and 2, became youngest winner in meeting history.

HARNESS RACING—TRADER HORN: $25,000 United Nations trot, 1¼ m., by 2¼ lengths over Silver Song, in 2:40 2/5, with Billy Haughton driving; Italy's Icare IV was third; Roosevelt Raceway.

HORSE RACING—SKY CLIPPER: $139,670 Sapling Stakes, at 6 f., over a sloppy track, beating out Bally Ache in final stride, Monmouth Park. Bill Harmatz up.

PLION: $58,100 Whitney St., mile and a furlong, by a head over Amerigo, in 1:53, Saratoga Springs. Manuel Ycaza up.

BETTER BEE: $56,500 Equipoise Mile, by a length over Belleau Chief, in 1:37, Arlington Park. John Choquette up. Round Table, turf's richest money winner, was third.

SKEET—At the World Championship Skeet Shoot at Virginia Beach, Va.: KATHLEEN FITCH-ETT, 21-year-old art student from Baltimore, broke the world record in women's all-gauge with 249x250, also won 28-gauge; D. LEE BRAUN, San Mateo, Calif., professional all-gauge and overall; BARNEY HARTMAN, Ottawa, amateur over-all; GLEN BROWN, Bloomsburq, Pa., 28-gauge; MRS. KATHERINE DINNING, Ruxton, Md., women's 20-gauge, women's all-around title; MINER CLIETT, Childersburg, Ala., junior 28-gauge.

TENNIS—Top-seeded BILL LENOIR, Tucson, Ariz., took the junior singles, while second-seeded RODNEY KOP, Honolulu, captured the boys' singles in the Jaycee championships at Phoenix.

Reynaldo Garrido, 24-year-old Cuban, took the singles title of the Canadian Tennis Championship over his brother, Orlando, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 6-1, Quebec.