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A roundup of the sports information of the week

Aug. 17, 1964
Aug. 17, 1964

Table of Contents
Aug. 17, 1964

Letter To The Publisher
Three Arms
'I Managed Good'
Fishing
Track & Field
Motor Sports
Hudson River
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

ARCHERY—DAVID J. KEAGGY JR., a 17-year-old schoolboy from Drayton Plains, Mich., drew his 44-pound bow 468 times and scored 3,648 of a possible 4,356 points to successfully defend his men's senior title in the National Archery Association Championships at Jones Beach State Park, N.Y. MRS. VICTORIA COOK of Minneapolis, the mother of two, won the women's senior title with 3,753 of a possible 4,216 points.

This is an article from the Aug. 17, 1964 issue

BOATING—Despite a 13th-place finish in the seventh and final qualifying series held on a 12-mile Lake Michigan course, DICK STEARNS of Wilmette, Ill., the 1962 world champion, captured America's Olympic berth for Star class sailboats (see page 20).

Sea Lion, a 25-foot catamaran skippered by Bob Smith, of Darien, Conn., handled well in trials on Long Island Sound and was selected as the U.S. challenger for the Little America's Cup races.

FOOTBALL—The same alert defense that won the NFL Championship for the CHICAGO BEARS last December helped them overcome a 10-7 half-time deficit and beat the stubborn but mistake-prone College All-Stars, 28-17, before 65,000 fans at Chicago's Soldier Field (see page 12). Despite the brilliant passing and running of Miami Quarterback George Mira and Arizona State Halfback Charley Taylor, the All-Stars collapsed in the second half. The Bears capitalized on a fumble and an intercepted pass to score twice in the third quarter and put the game out of reach.

GOLF—With four birdies on the last nine holes, Juan (Chi Chi) Rodriguez held off the bid of defending champion Arnold Palmer and won, by a single stroke, the Western Open at Tam O'Shanter in Niles, Ill. The flashy Puerto Rican's 72-hole score of 268, 16 under par, set a competitive course record and was good for $11,000. Chi Chi's victory—his second on the circuit this year—boosted his 1964 winnings to $46,610.

HARNESS RACING—"I've never taken back and went a race," Driver Ralph Baldwin remarked before the $150,960 Messenger Stake at Roosevelt Raceway. Then he slid into the sulky behind Castleton Farm's little pigeon-toed pacer, RACE TIME, and in harness racing's richest race never took back or looked back as he streaked home a neck in front of Black Shoe Stable's Bengazi Hanover in 2:01[2/5].

Hambletonian favorite AYRES, owned by Mrs. Charlotte Sheppard of Hanover, Pa., trounced some of the better 3-year-olds on his home grounds at The Meadows (Washington, Pa.) by 3¾ lengths to win the $12,000 Arden Downs Stake in 2:00[2/5].

HORSE RACING—Looking more and more like the successor to Kelso as Horse of the Year, GUN BOW ($3.80), romped to an eye-catching, 10-length victory over arch-rival Mongo in the $54,300 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y. Running in the black-and-gold colors of Gedney Farm (owned by Harry Albert of White Plains, N.Y. and Mrs. John T. Stanley of Sea Girt, N.J.), the 4-year-old son of Gun Shot, with Walter Blum up, covered the 1‚⅛ miles in 1:49[1/5]. He picked up $35,295 for his sixth victory in 11 starts this year and raised his 1964 winnings to $371,120. Immediately after the race, a 60% interest in Gun Bow was sold for $600,000 to a syndicate headed by John R. Gaines of Lexington, Ky.

Wheatley Stable's BOLD LAD ($3.40), with Braulio Baeza up, held off Native Charger to take the $102,575 Sapling Stakes for 2-year-olds by half a length to wind up the 56-day meeting at Monmouth Park, N.J. Bold Lad covered the six furlongs in 1:09[2/5] to clip one second from the stakes record. Monmouth's 1964 meeting set two records for the track: the betting handle totaled $101,034,403 and the total attendance was 1,076,186.

"When I asked her to move, away we went," said Jockey Sammy Boulmetis after TOSMAH ($17.60), the lone filly in a field of 10, won the $114,000 Arlington Classic by 2½ lengths at Arlington Park in Chicago. The 3-year-old bay owned by Briardale Stables covered the one-mile course in 1:36[1/5].

HORSE SHOW—The U.S. EQUESTRIAN TEAM won the prestigious Aga Khan Nations Cup Trophy at the Royal Dublin Society Horse Show in Dublin, Ireland. Kathy Kusner, 24, of Arlington, Va. on Untouchable, was the only rider in a field of 16 men and women to jump the two rounds without a fault. The other members of the U.S. team, which had only eight faults to second-place Britain's 16, were Mary Mairs of Pasadena, Calif., Frank Chapot of Wallpack, N.J. and Bill Steinkraus of Noroton, Conn.

ROWING—Coming up fast from third place, VYACHESLAV IVANOV, Russia's indomitable two-time Olympic gold-medal winner, overtook Holland's Robert Groen in the final 500 meters to capture the single sculls title in the European Rowing Championships at Amsterdam. The 27-year-old Russian's time over the 2,000-meter course was 7:05.19. In third place was the U.S. Olympic single-scull candidate from Glencoe, Ill., Don Spero, 25, of the New York AC. His time was 7:08.62.

TENNIS—Top-ranked CHUCK McKINLEY recovered his poise after a week of erratic play to beat England's Mike Sangster 6-3, 8-6, 6-4 in the Nassau Bowl Imitation on the grass courts at Glen Cove, N.Y.

Achieving a measure of revenge for her defeat last week in the Eastern Grass Court Championships, determined NANCY RICHEY of Dallas upset the No. 1 American woman player, Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach, Calif., to win the women's invitation grass court tournament at the Piping Rock Club in Locust Valley, N.Y., 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.

TRACK & FIELD—After three days of Olympic trials on New York City's Randalls Island, EDITH McGUIRE, a 20-year-old sprinter from Atlanta, emerged as the brightest hope for U.S. women's track on a team that looks much stronger than the American women's team of 1960 (see page 68). The Tennessee State senior was the only one of 19 qualifiers to win two events—the 100 meters (which she ran in 11.3) and the 200 meters (23.4). Another outstanding performer in the trials was RaNAE BAIR, a 5-foot-11 blonde from San Diego, who set a new American citizen's javelin record with a throw of 176 feet. Subject to confirmation by the U.S. Olympic committee, the U.S. Olympic Women's Track and Field Team consists of: 100-meter dash, EDITH McGUIRE of Atlanta and Tennessee State; Marilyn While of Los Angeles; Wyomia Tyus of Griffin, Ga. and Tennessee State. 200-meter dash, EDITH McGUIRE; Debbie Thompson of Frederick, Md.; Vivian Brown of Cleveland and Tennessee State. 400-meter run, JANELL SMITH of Fredonia, Kans. (55.6). 800-meter run, SANDRA KNOTT of Cleveland (2:13.1). 80-meter hurdles, ROSIE BONDS of Riverside, Calif. (10.8); Mrs. Cherrie Sherrard of Oakland, Calif.; Leahseneth O'Neal of Chicago. High jump, ELEANOR MONTGOMERY of Cleveland (5 feet 8 inches) and Terrezene Brown of Los Angeles. Broad jump, WILLYE WHITE of Chicago (21 feet 4 inches); Martha Watson of Long Beach, Calif. and Jo Ann Terry of Indianapolis. Shotput, MRS. EARLENE BROWN of Los Angeles (49 feet 1¾ inches). Discus throw, MRS. OLGA FIKOTOVA CONNOLLY of Culver City, Calif. (162 feet 9 inches). Javelin throw—RaNAE BAIR of San Diego (176 feet). Pentathlon, MRS. PAT WINSLOW of San Mateo, Calif. (4,544 points).

MILEPOSTS—NAMED: BUDDY JEANNETTE, 47, as coach of the Baltimore Bullets of the NBA, replacing Bob Leonard who resigned after his request for a three-year contract was refused.

DIED: ARTHUR HOWIE ROSS, 78, who coached the Boston Bruins of the NHL to three Stanley Cup titles and 10 league championships—the only such successes in Bruin history—in a nursing home in Medford, Mass. Known as "Uncle Arthur" in hockey circles, Ross was credited with important developments in hockey equipment, among them the modern puck and the Art Ross goal net.