March 21, 1960
March 21, 1960

Table of Contents
March 21, 1960

Negro Ballplayer
Cow Palace
Tip From The Top
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back


BASKETBALL—SERVPAC PACKERS, Pearl Harbor, over Servlant While Hats, Norfolk, Va., 79-56 for All-Navy title, Seattle.

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Bartlesville over Wichita 117-115 for Industrial League title, Bartlesville, Okla.

BOATING—FRANCIS SEAVY, Clearwater, Fla., midwinter Snipe championship, Clearwater, Fla.

BOXING—KAZUO TAKAYAMA, Japan's featherweight champion, 10-round decision over Osamu Watanabe to retain title, Tokyo.

Emile Griffith, 10-round split decision over Denny Moyer, welterweights. New York.

Giulio Rinaldi, 1-round KO over Santo Amonti, Italy's light-heavyweight champion, for title, Rome.

CURLING—ERNIE RICHARDSON RINK, Regina, over Nova Scotia 13-3 for Canadian title, Fort William, Ont.

FIELD TRIAL—SEAIRUP, owned by Dr. George Oehler, Springfield, Ill., National Amateur Quail championship, Hernando, Miss.

FISHING—BLEASE DENNIS caught 57-pound channel catfish on homemade pole after 40-minute struggle, for record. Lake Moultrie, S.C.

GOLF—ARNOLD PALMER, Latrobe, Pa., $15,000, Pensacola, Fla. Open, with 273 for 72 holes.

HOCKEY—MONTREAL, NHL title, TORONTO second, CHICAGO third in NHL standings. Last week's scores: Detroit 3, Montreal 0; New York 1, Chicago 1; Montreal 9, Toronto 4; New York 3, Boston 3; Montreal 5, Chicago 0; New York 4, Toronto 1; Boston 5, Detroit 1; Boston 3, Montreal 2; Toronto 2, New York 2; Chicago 1, Detroit 1.

HORSE RACING—AMERIGO, $119,900 San Juan Capistrano Handicap, 1¾ m. over grass in 2:47 4/5, by head over King O'Turf, Santa Anita.

STEEPLECHASE—ANOTHER FLASH, Champion Hurdle Challenge Cup. 2 miles, 125 yards with 10 obstacles, in 3:54.8, by 2 lengths over Albergo, Cheltenham, England. Harry Beasley up.

Pas Seul, Cheltenham Gold Cup, 3¼ m. and 21 obstacles in 7 minutes, by 1 length over Lochroe, Cheltenham, England, Bill Rees up.

SWIMMING—BILL CHASE, 220 yards in 2:05.5, 440 yards in 1:27.6, 1,500 meters in 18:01.9; BRUCE HUNTER, 100 yards in 49 seconds, BILL DEARSTYNE, 100-yard backstroke in 59.4; Eastern Collegiate Championships, Cambridge, Mass.

TRACK & FIELD—MARISE CHAMBERLAIN, 440-yard run in 54.4, for world record, Christ-church, New Zealand.

Parry O'Brien heaved 16-pound shot 62 feet 5 inches to better his world indoor record, Milwaukee.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: ARNOLD JOHNSON, 53, Chicago real-estate operator and owner of the Kansas City Athletics, after watching the A's at spring practice; of cerebral hemorrhage, West Palm Beach, Fla. Johnson got baseball bug in 1953 after buying Yankee Stadium. (Later he sold the land under it to the Knights of Columbus for $2.5 million, leased it back over a 28-year period for $4.8 million, subleased it to the Yankees for $11.5 million.) As part of the real-estate deal he acquired the Kansas City stadium which housed a farm club of the Yankees. While looking over his new property Johnson was urged by Kansas City Star Sports Editor Ernie Mehl to gel a major league franchise and move it to Kansas City. "Sounded good to me," said Johnson, and with this happy thought he moved major league ball to a new western frontier, purchased the moribund Philadelphia Athletics from Connie Mack and family for $3½ million.

DIED: J.B. WHITWORTH, 50, line coach at University of Georgia, heart attack, Athens, Ga. Whit-worth, affectionately known as Ears, played on Alabama's 1931 Rose Bowl team, was line coach for Georgia from 1940-50, returned last year after stints as head coach for Oklahoma A&M and Alabama (where he won 2, lost 20, tied 2). Last season Georgia won 9, lost 1, and defeated Missouri in the Orange Bowl.