William Wagenstein, 61, is bicycling 2,095 miles from his home in Morris-town, Tenn. to Las Vegas, Nev. for Optimist International Convention, opening June 19. The retired architect averages from 75 to 100 miles per day.
Wyeth C. Everhart, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and 1958 world trap-shooting champion, shattered 390 of 400 clay targets at Ft. Benning, Ga., to lead six qualifiers who will compete in world championships in Norway.
Ruth Jessen, Seattle, Wash. golf pro, registered a 54-hole total of 212 to win $1,083 and the championship of the Betsy Rawls Peach Blossom women's open in Spartanburg, S.C. The triumph was her second in five years on the circuit.
Ted Nelson, senior at Andrews (Texas) High School, led his team to its fourth straight state track title by winning 220-, 440-yard dashes and anchoring victorious mile relay. Last month his 46.5 set a national interscholastic 440 record.
May 21, 1961
Paul Pesthy, 25, a Hungarian refugee now in the U.S. Army, won the international modern pentathlon at San Antonio, Texas. He qualified with his three Army teammates for the world championships in Moscow.
Alvin Horn Jr., little-known Los Angeles bowler, rolled the first perfect game in the 11-year history of the ABC Masters bowling tournament in Detroit, exceeding by one pin the previous high of 299, which was set by Steve Nagy in 1952.