"Hello, Carmen," said Frankie Carbo, boxing's top hoodlum. "Hi, Frankie," said Carmen Basilio (left), the former welter and middleweight champion of the world. Then the two shook hands outside a Los Angeles courtroom. What made this normally unremarkable exchange a remarkable one last week was that inside the courtroom Carbo, currently serving a jail term, stood accused, in effect, of taking over boxing for the underworld, while Basilio was a prosecution witness testifying against him. Although the handshake appeared a set-up—Frankie abruptly shoved through a crowd to wring Carmen's hand—Basilio said tolerantly: "I know who he is, so I shook hands with him. I'd shake his hand again. God forgives everybody. Who am I not to forgive?"
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April 17, 1961
The major races through June 28
From the broad, dark waters of the Russian River (below) to the bass reservoirs in the lowlands of Napa County, from the salmon trolling grounds off the Farallon Islands to the winding sloughs in the thousand miles of waterways in the Delta, the San Francisco area offers a fascinating, ever-changing challenge to the sport fisherman. On the following pages, Artist Thomas B. Allen captures in his paintings and Robert de Roos depicts in words the many moods and seasons of this unique city-state for anglers
- By Kenneth Rudeen
Montreal's once scintillant Canadiens, their glow dimmed, leave Chicago and Detroit to settle the Stanley Cup in a family fight
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