AIR RACING—MRS. EDNA GARDNER WHYTE and Co-pilot JEAN MONDIER, Fort Worth, flew Cessna 120 from Miami to San Salvador (2,498 miles) in 20:20, won Women's International Air Race and $800 prize.
This is an article from the May 23, 1960 issue
BASKETBALL—BILL PERIGO, soft-sell Michigan coach who had struggled through eight years of complacent obscurity, suddenly discovered football-conscious Wolverines were mumbling about last season's 1-13 Big Ten, 4-19 over-all records and "resigned." Perigo's probable replacement: former Michigan Captain Dave Strack, his onetime assistant and now head coach at Idaho.
BOATING—CORNELL varsity, jayvees only throe days earlier, left favored Harvard wallowing 1¼ lengths behind, became surprise winner of Eastern sprints at Worcester, Mass. (see page 18). But unbeaten HARVARD lightweights salvaged some glory for crestfallen Cantabs, breezing home 1½ lengths ahead of Navy in 7:02.6 for 2,000 meters to extend three-year winning streak to 26. WASHINGTON, over California by ¾ length, in 15:04 for three miles, Oakland (Calif.) Estuary.
BOWLING—BILLY GOLEMBIEWSKI, pint-sized 30-year-old Detroit bowler who has been runner-up so often in major tournaments he was beginning to feel like professional also-ran, finally made off with big prize, outrolling Steve Nagy 874-755 to win ABC Masters championship and $2,280 at Toledo, Ohio.
BOXING—WISCONSIN FACULTY, prodded by unfortunate death of Charlie Mohr in NCAA tournament last month, overwhelmingly voted to abolish intercollegiate boxing at university, ended brilliant 28-year history of sport.
Don Fullmer, youngest of fighting Fullmers, pummeled middleweight trial horse Stefan Redl for 10 rounds, took decision, West Jordan, Utah.
FENCING—NYU's NCAA champions and NAVY dominated All-America team selected by college coaches. The squad: NYU's Gene Glazer, Navy's Bill Lewis and Cornell's Raoul Sudre, foil; NYU's Mike Dasaro, Navy's Al Morales and Penn's Ed Parmaceck, saber; NYU's Gil Eisner, Navy's Bernard Cauley and Yale's Jim Powell, épée.
GOLF—SAM SNEAD, whose last TV performance gained something less than rave notices, put his talents before the cameras again, this time counted his clubs carefully before ho shot 203 for 54 holes at Yorba Linda, Calif., walked off with $10,000 first money in round-robin All-Star tournament filmed for later showing. Runners-up: Jimmy Demaret and Cary Middlecoff, with 209s worth $7,000 each; Jackie Burke Jr., with 211 worth $5,000.
Reg Horne, 51-year-old Briton, won British senior golf title with 213 for 54 holes, qualified to meet U.S. Champion Dick Metz for world championship at Gleneagles, Scotland, July 3.
Julius Boros, Mid Pines, N.C., shot par 70 on last 18, took first place with 280, Colonial Invitation, Fort Worth (see page 74).
HARNESS RACING—COUNTESS ADIOS, only filly in race, responded nobly to Del Miller's urging, held off surging Major Goose by 1¼ lengths in 2:02[1/5] mile, to win $142,786 Messenger Stake, first leg of triple crown for 3-year-old pacers, at Roosevelt Raceway (see page 61).
HODGE PODGE: $26,972 Lady Maud Stake for 3-year-old pacing fillies, 1 m., by 2¼ lengths over stablemate Jan Hanover, in 2:03[1/5] Roosevelt Raceway. Al Thomas, driver.
HORSE RACING—BALLY ACHE, sold by Owner Leonard Fruchtman for $1,250,000 to syndicate headed by Joseph L. Arnold of Lexington, Ky. (see page 71), was quick to give new owners their first thrill. Striding alertly to front under whipping ride by Bobby Ussery, frisky Bally Ache left disillusioned field far behind in Preakness Prep at Pimlico, ran through mile and a sixteenth in 1:44[2/5] to finish eased-up four lengths ahead of Divine Comedy.
Vanessa's Boy, previously undistinguished 3-year-old son of Greek Warrior, galloped mile in 1:36[1/5] to win $10,000 Omaha Handicap at Aqueduct, provide intrepid backers with $189.50 payoff for $2. Larry Adams up.
YES YOU WILL: $59,700 Carter H., 7 f., by ½ length over Mail Order, in track-record-tying 1:22⅖ Aqueduct. Larry Adams up.
CLOWN PRINCE: $28,750 Debonair Stakes for 3-year-olds, 6 f., by neck over New Policy, in 1:09, Hollywood Park. Wendell Leeling up.
INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—EDDIE SACHS, Center Valley, Pa. tavernkeeper who talks almost as fast as he drives, boasted he would be first to clock 147 mph for lap at Indianapolis Speedway, then went out and did it in trials for Memorial Day 500-miler. Eddie roared new 4-cylinder Dean Van Lines Special at 147.271-mph clip on third lap, averaged record 146.592 mph for 10-mile run to earn pole position for big race.
Innes Ireland, Britain, 150-mile feature for Grand Prix cars, with 108.82-mph average, in Lotus, Silverstone, England.
Joe Weatherly, Norfolk, Va., rain-delayed, controversial Rebel 300, with 102.648-mph average, in 1960 Ford, Darlington, S.C.
LACROSSE—NAVY, over Johns Hopkins, 15-7, to remain unbeaten, Annapolis.
PENTATHLON—LIEUT. (JG) ROBERT L. BECK, U.S. Navy, international modern pentathlon individual title, with 4,790 points, San Antonio. Team champion: U.S. RED TEAM with 13,829 points.
SHOOTING—HAROLD LAMM, Greenwich, Conn., men's singles, with 198x200; EDWARD BAHR, Cranford, N.J., men's doubles, with 96x100; MRS. ALICE WORTHINGTON, Harteville, Pa., women's singles, with 181x200; BEN HIGGINSON, Newburgh, N.Y., seniors with 194x200, over-all, with 465x500; DICK NOERING, Brookhaven, N.Y., juniors, with 179x200; CHARLES L. McARTHUR, Colmar, Pa., singles handicap, with 140x150, after shootoff, U.S. Amateur Trapshooting championships. Pelham Manor, N.Y.
Walter A. Hutchens, Navy, individual title, with 292x300, two-month-long intercollegiate rifle championships.
TRACK & FIELD—DOUG SMITH, lanky Occidental College junior, beat Ray Norton to tape in 100 in 9.4 for Norton's first sprint loss in 30 races, at West Coast Relays. Other notable performances: Laszlo Tabori tore off 3:59.6 mile, anchored Santa Clara Youth Village foursome to U.S. record of 9:34.9 for distance medley relay; Dave Davis lofted iron ball 61 feet 7¾ inches, handed Dallas Long one of his infrequent defeats (by ¾ inch) in shotput; Oregon State's Gary Stenlund heaved javelin 260 feet 4½ inches. YALE, led by sophomore Hurdler Jay Luck's double in 120 highs (14.1) and 220 lows (24.1), won six of 16 events, piled up 63 points to win Heptagonal title, Cambridge, Mass.
VOLLEYBALL—WESTSIDE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, Los Angeles, over Hollywood YMCA Stars, 10-13, 11-9, 11-8, men's open title; SANTA MONICA MARINERS, over Los Angeles Genies, 15-6, 16-10, women's open title; HOLLYWOOD COMETS, over Houston YMCA, 15-7, 13-15, 15-5, masters' title; GEORGE WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Chicago, over Mexico Poly Tech. 15-5, 6-15, 17-15, college title; 6TH REGION U.S. ARMY AIR DEFENSE COMMAND, San Francisco, over Hamilton AFB, 15-9, 15-12, Armed Forces title, U.S. Volleyball championships, Dallas (see page 22).
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: FRANK E. (JIMMY) KILROE, 48, competent director of racing and racing secretary-handicapper for NYRA; effective Nov. 30, to succeed Carleton F. Burke as full-time director of racing at Santa Anita.
DIED: HARRY SCHELL, 39, handsome, happy-go-lucky, French-born American racing driver who enjoyed middling but never great success on Grand Prix circuit; instantly, when his Cooper crashed into brick wall during 100-mph practice run for International Trophy Race, at Silverstone, England. Reckless and fun-loving off track, Schell was prudent once behind wheel, never won major race although he drove, at various times, for Maserati, Vanwall, Ferrari, BRM.
DIED: ALY KHAN, 48, diplomat, Thoroughbred owner, breeder and occasional gentleman jockey; in auto crash, near Paris (see page 16).
DIED: ERWIN G. (CANNON BALL) BAKER, 78, pioneer auto and motorcycle racer, holder of numerous cross-country speed records, NASCAR commissioner since 1947; of heart attack, at Indianapolis.