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A roundup of the sports information of the week

June 06, 1960
June 06, 1960

Table of Contents
June 6, 1960

Inalienable Dog
Editorials
Upset
In The Andes
Spectacle
Boxing
Track
Chess
Bowling
Waterfowl
Baseball's First Quarter
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BASEBALL—MINNESOTA, over Iowa, 7-3, 8-0, to win third straight Big Ten title, Minneapolis.

This is an article from the June 6, 1960 issue Original Layout

BOATING—PENN, stroked by Anthony Palms, kept pressure on Cornell's newly promoted jayvees (who lost varsity jobs before Eastern Sprints, then won them back last week) with steady 31 to 33 beat on choppy Cayuga Lake at Ithaca, N.Y., finished strong deck length ahead of Big Red in race record 10:00.4 for two miles, moved to fore among contenders for Olympic berth. Meanwhile, Cornell's demoted first-stringers, rowing as jayvees, led Penn second-stringers home in 10:14.8.

Washington and Lee H.S., Arlington, Va., pulled to victories in senior and junior eight-oared races, added win in senior double sculls to dominate Schoolboy Rowing Assn. of America championships, Princeton, N.J.

Kent School Varsity beat Andover by boat length in New England Interscholastic Regatta at Worcester, Mass., was rewarded with trip to England for Royal Henley Regatta next month.

BOWLING—MARGE McDANIELS, Mountain View, Calif., singles with 649 on final day; JETTE MOONEY and FREIDA LAIBER, South Bend, Ind., doubles with 1,221; JUDY ROBERTS, Fredonia, N.Y., all events with 1,836; SPARE-TIME GAMES, Cincinnati, Division I with 2,876; ALL-STAR RESTAURANT, Salina, Kans., Division II with 2,476, 6-week-long WIBC championships, Denver.

BOXING—BANTAM WEIGHT CHAMPION JOSE BECERRA, frustrated in efforts to land famed KO punch, impatiently stalked retreating challenger Kenji Yonekura for 15 rounds, caught him often enough to escape with split decision (on vote of NBA President Anthony Maceroni) before 25,000 at Tokyo (see page 28). Explained Becerra: "I just couldn't catch him. He has good legs—very good legs."

Benny (Kid) Paret, jabbering young (23) Cuban, pummeled faded and jaded Welterweight Champion Don Jordan, punched out expected 15-round decision to win world title at Las Vegas (see page 58).

Archie Moore, fat, flabby but adept as ever at blubbery 206½ pounds, busted up run-of-the-mill Heavyweight Willi Besmanoff with slashing combinations, huffed and puffed his way to 10th-round TKO at Indianapolis (see page 58).

College boxing, hanging groggily on ropes, was hit with two more body blows last week. First Washington State dropped sport because "it has been increasingly difficult to find competition," then Sacramento State, longtime western power and fourth-place winner in recent NCAA championships, threw in sponge "for welfare of student participants."

DOG SHOW—CH. WESTHAY FIONA OF HARHAM, Harold Florsheim's perky black-and-tan Airedale, expertly handled by Tom Gately, proudly pranced off with 25th best-in-show at Monmouth County Kennel Club in Oceanport, N.J., then retired from competition.

GOLF—JOE CARR, Ireland, over Bob Cochran, U.S., 8 and 7, for British Amateur title, Portrush, N. Ireland (see page 70).

Doug Ford shot last-round 68 while early leader Jerry Barber slumped to 73, finished with 270 to win rich Speedway "500" Festival and $9,000 at Indianapolis.

HARNESS RACING—ADIOS BUTLER, fast-stepping 4-year-old sold for whopping $600,000 nine days earlier, began earning his keep for new owners. Responding to new driver and part-time owner Eddie Cobb as if they were old friends, Butler coasted home two lengths ahead of Mr. Budlong in 2:01[3/5] mile, won $12,166 Harness Tracks of America Pace at Chicago's Maywood Park.

BYE BYE BYRD: $25,000 USA Pace, 1 m., by½ length over Widower Creed (later set back to third, behind O'Brien Hanover, for breaking), in 2:01⅕ Yonkers Raceway. Clint Hodgins, driver.

TIE SILK: $25,000 free-for-all trot, 1 m., by½ length over favored Senator Frost, in 2:02⅕ Yonkers Raceway. Philip Dussault, driver.

HORSE RACING—JOHN WILLIAM, Merrick Stable's 20-to-1 shot, took off under Hedley Wood-house's whipping ride, fought off challenging Count Amber in stretch to win $117,000 Withers Mile in 1:35[2/5] at Aqueduct.

Fleet Nasrullah, frisky 5-year-old who finds time to tend to his breeding chores between race meetings, bustled into early lead, stayed on top all the way to romp home first by 2½ lengths in $111,300 Californian at Hollywood Park.

MOTOR SPORTS—STIRLING MOSS, Britain, carefully but quickly steered his Lotus Climax around winding, rain-drenched Monte Carlo streets, averaged 67.43 mph for 196 miles to win Grand Prix of Monaco. Britain's Bruce McLaren finished second in Cooper, now leads Moss, 14 points to 8, in race for world driving title.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING—Even while world statesmen were pondering summit failures in Paris, news came that some less political, but equally formidable, peaks had been conquered in the Himalayas. Six-man Swiss team, headed by MAX EISELIN, was reported to have reached top of 26,795-foot Dhaulagiri, world's highest unclimbed mountain. In Tokyo it was announced that KATSUTOSHI HIRABAYASHI and two Nepalese guides had successfully climbed 23,399-foot Mount Api.

SOCCER—INTERNATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE made debut in New York's Polo Grounds and Jersey City's Roosevelt Stadium, drew 24,745 fans for first three games. The results: KILMARNOCK, Scotland, over Bayern-Munich, W. Germany, 3-1; GLENAVON OF LURGAN, Ireland, over N.Y. Americans, 5-1; BURNLEY, England, over Bayern-Munich, 3-0.

Ukrainian Nationals, over Los Angeles Kickers, 5-3, for U.S. title, Philadelphia.

TENNIS—DARLENE HARD, U.S., over Yola Ramirez, Mexico, 6-3, 6-4, women's singles; NICOLA PIETRANGELI, Italy, over Luis Ayala, Chile, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, men's singles, French International championships, Paris.

TRACK & FIELD—JIM BEATTY, stubby 128-pounder, carved himself a slice of fame when Aussie Herb Elliott turned up with ailing knee at Modesto, Calif. Beatty ran Oregon's Dyrol Burleson into cinders, set U.S. record of 3:58 for mile (see page 18). Among other winners: Oregon freshman HARRY JEROME, who upset Ray Norton in 100 in 9.4; Decathloner RAFER JOHNSON, who flung javelin 249 feet 10 inches; Shotputter PARRY O'BRIEN, with heave of 61 feet 1¼ inches; Northeast Louisiana's DON STYRON, who equaled listed world record of 22.1 for 220-yard low hurdles, finished close second to LEE CALHOUN in 120-yard high hurdles.

Villanova, trailing Penn State by 1½ points going into final event, won mile relay, but needed assist from second-place Manhattan to edge Nittany Lions 38-37½ for IC4A title at Villanova. But individual honors went to Brown's BOB LOWE, who survived spiking to win 3-mile run in 14:12.6, came back 45 minutes later to outlast field in 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:35, and Boston U. wonderboy JOHN THOMAS, who soared 7 feet 1½ inches in high jump.

USC, led by Shotputter Dallas Long's winning 61-foot 3¾-inch toss, piled up 83½ points, won first Big Five championship, Seattle.

Peter Radford, British school teacher-sprinter who trains by racing mechanical rabbit, warmed up with wind-aided 9.3 for 100, then ran 220 yards around curve in 20.5, fastest time ever, at Wolverhampton, England.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: RAFAEL (EL GALLO) GOMEZ ORTEGA, 77, one of most controversial matadors of all time; of heart attack brought on by kidney ailment, at Seville. Born into famous gypsy bullfighting family, El Gallo (The Cock) was master of cape at 6, became full matador at 20. Prematurely bald, unpredictable and given to frequent acts of cowardice in ring, he was nevertheless soon battling Bombita, Machaquito, Belmonte and later, his brother Joselito (who was gored to death in 1920), for title of N√∫mero Uno, which he never quite achieved. El Gallo killed more than 4,000 bulls, fought through three major bullfight eras before Spanish civil war forced him into reluctant retirement in 1936 at age 53.

DIED: JOHN TERENCE McGOVERN, 83, lawyer, author, amateur sportsman, longtime counsel (37 years), vice-president and member (39 years) of executive committee of U.S. Olympic Association; after long illness, in New York. An ardent champion of amateurism in sports, McGovern in 1929 co-authored shocking Carnegie Foundation Bulletin 23, which revealed and condemned methods of recruiting and subsidizing athletes at some colleges, resulted in wholesale shake-ups in many athletic departments.