Dr. J. E. Ailor, Knoxville, Tenn. dentist and two-day-a-week lefty golfer, scored two holes-in-one (152 and 134 yards, both uphill) in the same round for "a real first" and a five-under-average 80 at the Deane Hill Country Club in Knoxville.
Hjalmer Carlson, Minot, N. D. garbage collector, bowled 100 games in 35 hours, averaged 186 pins a game, finished up with a 660 series to outlast 37 male competitors (19 of whom finished), stagger off with $1,000 and first place in local bowlathon.
Jim King, 28-year-old right fielder for the pennant-winning Toronto Maple Leafs and .290 hitter (with 24 home runs and 85 RBIs), edged past Buffalo's Don Landrum by a single point to win the International League's Most Valuable Player award.
Mrs. Glenna Collett Vare of Bryn Mawr, Pa., former Curtis Cup captain and six-time National Amateur champion, fought off a last-round bid by Mrs. Harrison Flippin to post a record 151, win her first U.S. Senior Golf title, at Rye, N.Y.
October 9, 1960
Merle Kemmerly, Shreveport, La. nightclub owner competing in his eighth Grand American Trap Shoot became first man—amateur or pro—in the event's 61-year history to shatter 100 doubles (two birds in air at once) without a miss, at Vandalia, Ohio.
Percival P. Baxter, 83, governor of Maine 1921-25, and champion of state's park system, was honored by National Conference on State Parks, which cited his drive to turn 1% (200,000 acres) of Maine land into parks. His score to date: 193,800 acres.