Mrs. Elizabeth Roberson, 81, a Los Alamos, N. Mex. great-grandmother, went on her first deep sea fishing trip in Florida and, after 30 minutes and a try at every chair on the boat, landed a 6-foot 8-inch, 50-pound sail-fish all by her 5-foot 1-inch, 110-pound self.
Dennis Carr, a California high school senior who has run a 4:08.7 mile, broke the U.S. schoolboy half-mile record by a second when he hit the tape in 1:50.9. Later at Compton, he covered the distance in 1:49.2, but since it was not interscholastic his old mark stands.
Evelyn Teal, 39, rolled a record 32-game average of 213 to take first prize of $1,500 at a professional women's tournament in New Jersey. In reaching her 6,805 total, she broke pro tour scoring records in seven of eight categories, missing only the four-game record.
Congressman Jack Westland, Republican, of Everett, Wash., won the U.S. Amateur golf championship at the age of 47 in 1952. Last week he won the U.S. Seniors' Golf Association title at the age of 58, defeating John Bartlett by 13 strokes in an 18-hole playoff.
June 16, 1963
Jessica Tuchman, 17, of Stamford, Conn., a champion rider of New England and daughter of Pulitzer Prizewinning Writer Barbara Tuchman (The Guns of August), added to the family laurels by taking the Governor's Trophy at the horseshow in Farmington, Conn.
Sandy Larkin, 17, a scrub lacrosse player and senior at Andover, became the school hero when he led his club team to victory over the junior varsity squad and defended his school's honor by scoring all seven goals against a rival Exeter club. His reward—a berth on the varsity.