Lowell North, 30-year-old San Diegosail-maker, expertly skippered his sleek North Star III to two firsts in five-race series off Newport Beach, Calif. to regain world Star Class championship he lost last year.
Judy Rand, tenacious Cleveland 16-year-old who had never gone past second round in four previous tries, played steady golf to beat faltering Marcia Hamilton 5 and 3 for national girls' title at Washington, D.C.
PFC. Vernon Orndorff, onetime Wichita U. pitcher, had 14-1 record for 8th Infantry Division's Baumholder Blue Rangers, was voted league's MVP at Bad Kreuznach, Germany. His prize: trip to 1959 World Series.
Arthur Watson of New Canaan, Conn., president of IBM International and a talented skipper, sailed his brother Thomas' 55-foot sloop Palawan to victory in 120-mile Portland (Me.)-Monhegan Island race.
August 30, 1959
Carmen Carrion, shiny-eyed Ecuador beauty, has good reason to flash her prettiest smile. She was selected from among 25 international glamour girls to reign as Queen of Pan American Games in Chicago.
Terry Lentz, shy, slim 22-year-old student from Monterey Park, Calif., foraged in waters off Malta (see page 24), came up with 15 fish weighing 106 pounds to win world underwater fishing championship.
Earl Blaik, retired Army coach whose football activity this fall will be confined to writing twice-weekly column for A.P., will use proceeds for eight $500 fellowships for players who desire to take graduate studies.