Dec. 26, 1960
Dec. 26, 1960

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Dec. 26, 1960

Four In The News
The Bowls
  • A rich table featuring the best of college football is set for January 2. But the nation's televiewers will have a problem: which game to tune in on?

  • Washington, the best of the West, meets the head-on power of the nation's top team, Minnesota. The runs will be tricky, the passes fancy, but defense will win this game. CBS-TV, 4:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • There will be plenty of hooting and hollering at New Orleans when Rice's conservative Owls match their solid ball-control game against the bright attack of Ole Miss's Rebels. NBC-TV, 1:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • At Miami all eyes will be on a squirmy little fellow named Joe Bellino, who will lead a spirited Navy team against the powerful, tough-defending Tigers from Missouri. CBS-TV, 12:45 p.m., E.S.T.

  • Duke's sharp passing and superior running will be matched against an adamant Arkansas defense that allowed an average of less than six points a game during the regular season. CBS-TV, 3:30 p.m., E.S.T.


Eddie Ford Jr., 7-year-old son of Yankee Pitcher Whitey, skating for Flushing Meadow (N.Y.) SC, flashed off the mark as three rivals fell, finished well in front to win Cub division of 37th annual Silver Skates ice event, at Madison Square Garden.

This is an article from the Dec. 26, 1960 issue Original Layout

Johnny Loftus, top jockey from 1909 to 1919, was selected as 16th member of Pimlico's National Jockeys Hall of Fame. Loftus, one of three men who rode Man o' War, was first to win Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont on one horse (Sir Barton, in 1919).

Kathy Chabot, petite high school senior from San Diego, unseeded in tournament and ranked 16 in nation, won first major title by beating top-seeded, sixth-ranked Karen Hantze 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in national hardcourts, at La Jolla, Calif.

Floyd Harris, onetime wrestler at U. of Minnesota and now a student at St. Cloud State, raced in variety of outboard classes across nation, piled up 38,930 points to win James Mulroy trophy as National Outboard Assn.'s professional driver of year.

Ernie Koy Jr., 204-pound bullish halfback for Bellville (Texas) U.S. and son of former National League outfielder, scored 170 points, gained 2,306 yards on 232 carries, punted for 41-yard average, was named the state's most valuable high school player.

Kenneth Baily, 49-year-old civil servant of Bournemouth, England who has been running for record since age of 8, logged mile No. 124,511 (five times around equator) in his notebook, said cautiously: "I don't expect anybody will do it again in my lifetime."