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A roundup of the sports information of the week

April 16, 1962
April 16, 1962

Table of Contents
April 16, 1962

Point Of Fact
Postal Chess
The Masters
Eddie Arcaro
Donna De Varona
Rookie
Boating
Hunting
Bridge
Boxing
  • The protracted, even ridiculous, series of fights between Paul Pender and England's Terry Downes came to a gratifying conclusion in Boston last weekend when Pender regained, as expected, his middleweight title

Acknowledgments
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A roundup of the sports information of the week

BADMINTON—FERDINAND SONNEVILLE, a 31-year-old economics student from Indonesiaand a Dutch citizen, defeated Tan Joe Hok of Indonesia, rated best player inthe world, 17-15, 18-17, in a tense final match in the national championshipsat Indiantown Gap, Pa. MRS. JUDY DEVLIN HASHMAN, a native of Baltimore nowliving in England, took her eighth singles title, defeating McGregor Stewart ofBaltimore 11-9, 11-2.

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BASKETBALL—NBA:BOSTON took its sixth straight Eastern Division title, but it wasn't easy thisyear. The best-of-seven series against Philadelphia's stubborn Warriors went tothe last two seconds of the last game when Sam Jones sank a jump shot. Bostonwon the game 109-107 and the series 4-3. The Celtics went on to play the LOSANGELES Lakers, who had won the Western Division title by beating Detroit 4-2.Bob Cousy, in masterful form when needed the most, and the Jones boys. Sam andK.C., pushed the Celtics to victory in the opener of the playoff" finals inBoston 122-108. But the next day the Lakers, led by Jerry West, with 40 points,won 129—122 to even the series one apiece and move the scene of the action toLos Angeles.

AAU: NASHVILLEBUSINESS COLLEGE, led by Nera White's 28 points, pushed by defending championWayland (Texas) College, 63-38, to take its third women's title in five years,at St. Joseph, Mo.

BIDDY LEAGUE: AWICHITA, KANSAS team of boys up to age 12 held on to the lead to win thenational title, 41—40. over a Jefferson Parish, La. team at Lakewood, N.J..reversing last year's order of finish when the same two played for thechampionship.

BOATING—ALBERG-35, skippered by Dan Elliot of Newport Harbor Yacht Club, wonthe San Clemente Island ocean race from Los Angeles, a point-counter for boththe Whitney and Ahmanson trophies, on corrected time of 22.3 hours. Joy, sailedby George Hart Jr. of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, was runner-up, with 22.9hours.

BOWLING—TOMHENNESSEY of St. Louis picked up a split in the final frame of the PBAtournament in Oklahoma City to take first prize of $5,000 and defeat BillBunetta of Fresno, Calif. 185-181.

BOXING—PAULPENDER of Brookline, Mass. recovered the part of the world middleweight title(Massachusetts, New York and Europe) that he lost to England's Terry Dowries inLondon last summer by left-jabbing Downes through their 15-round rematch inBoston, earning a unanimous decision (see page 66).

Henry Cooper kepthis British and Empire heavyweight championship by slashing Joe Erskine ofWales over the eye in the ninth round of a scheduled 15-round match to get aTKO. It was his third victory over Erskine in their five fights.

GOLF—ARNOLDPALMER, DOW FINSTER-WALD and GARY PLAYER each finished the four rounds of theMasters tournament at Augusta with 280, for the first triple tie in the event's26-year history, setting the stage for Monday's unprecedented playoff (see page12).

HARNESSRACING—CADUCEUS ($13.60), a 12-year-old stallion from New Zealand, tookadvantage of an early speed duel between Irvin Paul and Stormy Dream to win the$20.000 Californian Pace at Santa Anita in 1:57 2/5, the fastest race milesince 1960. Raced perfectly by Santa Anita's leading driver, Jim Dennis.Caduceus won by a length, with Irvin Paul second and Mr. Budlong third. StormyDream, who turned in the season's first 2-minute mile in beating the samehorses a week ago, faded to last in the six-horse field.

HOCKEY—CHICAGOwent into the Stanley Cup final round by upsetting Montreal 5-3 at home, 4-3 inMontreal and 2-0 back in Chicago. Toronto, having lost to the Rangers 4-2 inNew York, gave the Rangers their customary pasting back home, taking the series4-2 with a 3-2 sudden-death double overtime game and a final 7-1 win.

HORSERACING—JAIPUR ($4.30), ridden by Willie Shoemaker, who took over the ridingchores on George D. Widener's 3-year-old colt when Eddie Arcaro retired April3, sloshed through a soggy mile in the $58,500 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct inadequate time, 1:37, to win his first start of the season. Townsend B. Martin'sSunrise County was second by a length and a half, with well-regarded Donut Kinglast in the eight-horse field.

VALE SUNSHINE($202.70), a 100-to-1 shot, won the $10,000 Spring Board Purse at Aqueduct by anose. With Jack Leonard up, the 3-year-old filly squeezed by the favorite,First Dark, owned by Greentree Stable and ridden by Johnny Ruane, for largeststraight price at the track in over nine years.

Volanee Boy,ridden by Ronnie Haughton, led all the way over the three-mile, 18-fence courseof the Deep Run Hunt Cup in Richmond, to win by 12 lengths over General Tony,owned by Mrs. H. R. Fenwick. It was the first time the 9-year-old, owned byRichard B. Spindle III, a Norfolk lawyer, was entered in a sanctioned timberrace.

MOTOR SPORTS—A.J. FOYT of Houston, national champion for the past two years and winner of the1961 Indianapolis "500," continued in good form by winning the Trenton(N.J.) 100-mile USAC race in record time: 59:20.77, for an average speed of101. 101 mph. Parnelli Jones of Gardena, Calif. was second among the 12finishers.

ROWING—CAMBRIDGEpulled through choppy water to beat Oxford by five lengths in their annual raceover the Thames 4-mile course in 19:46, slowest time in the past eightyears.

SKIING—CHRISTIANPRAVDA, hardy old pro from Sun Valley, Idaho, won the giant slalom at StevensPass, Wash, for first prize money in the $3,000 IPSRA race, came in second toPepi Gramshammer, also of Sun Valley, in the slalom, to pocket $950 for theweekend's work and take the lead in the pro-circuit season winnings with$9,825.

SWIMMING—ROYSAARI, 17, an EI Segundo, Calif. high school senior, turned out to be theyouthful surprise of the AAU championships at Bartlesville, Okla. (see page24), as he broke three American records, sizzling through the 1,500 meters, 440and 220 yards in the fastest times ever. His 16:54.1 in the 1,500 meters was27.7 seconds better than the American mark set by Murray Rose last year, and heeasily defeated Olympians Tsuyoshi Yamanaka and Rose. In the 440 Saari swept byRose in the last 40 yards for a time of 4:14.6, and he finished the 220 in1:58.6. The meet's other strong man was durable breaststroker Chet Jastremski,who also broke three American records: his own 100-yard breaststroke in 59.1(no one else has ever been timed in less than one minute), the 220-yard in2:25.3 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:59.4. Other new Americanrecords: 400-yard individual medley, Ted Stickles in 4:18.1; 220-yardbackstroke, Tom Stock in 2:09; 220-yard butterfly, Lary Schulhof in 2:10.7.Other winners: 100-yard freestyle, Steve Jackman in 48.3; 100-yard backstroke.Bob Bennett, USC freshman, in 54.1; 100-yard butterfly, Schulhof, in 52.1;one-meter dive. Bob Webster; three-meter dive. Rick Gilbert; 400-yard freestylerelay, Santa Clara Swim Club (Ed Townsend, Nick Schoenman, Don Beukers, SteveClark) in 3:17.4; and the 400-yard medley relay, North Carolina A.C. (ThompsonMann. Ed Spencer, Peter Fogarasy, Bill McGinty). in 3:37.9, a meet record.North Carolina A.C. and the USC freshmen tied for team honors with 34points.

TRACK &FIELD—DYROL BURLESON of Oregon set a national collegiate two-mile mark and arecord for an American citizen with his time of 8:42.5 in a dual meet againstBrigham Young University at Eugene, Ore. TEXAS SOUTHERN, entered for the firsttime in the Texas Relays in Austin, and the first all-Negro college to compete,swept all five relay events in the college division with meet-record times: 440yards in 40.5; 880 yards in 1:23.7 (set in the preliminaries); two miles in7:30.6; sprint medley in 3:21.5; and the one mile in 3:09 (see page 18). BillDotson of Kansas was chosen outstanding athlete of the meet. He helped theJayhawkers set meet records in the distance medley and two-mile relays.

MILEPOSTS—SIGNED:FRANK GIFFORD, 31, former New York Giant halfback, again with the Giants aftera one-year interlude as a sportscaster.

MARRIED: GUYPERILLAT, 22, French ski champion, and Michèle Plaudet. 20. Chamonix skiinstructor, at Argentière.

RETIRED: EDDIEARCARO, 46, greatest money-winning jockey in the history of horse racing, after31 years, during which he rode in 24.092 races, finished first in 4,779 andcollected $30,039,543 in winnings, to become a consultant for the AmericanTotalisator Company (see page 20).

DIED: JUANBELMONTE, one of Spain's most famous matadors, shortly before his 70thbirthday, at his country home in Utrera. Belmonte's revolutionary stylecaptivated the bullfighting world and was extolled by Ernest Hemingway.