Second Lieut. Donald Napoli, 23, a weapons controller at Sioux City, Iowa AFB who learned chess as a child in East Lansing, Mich., won five matches, drew one and lost none to win the Air Force World-Wide Chess Tournament in Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Artis Price of Mundelein, Ill. and her husband Harry, a dentist, became the first members of one family to win national water skiing titles, when she took the 1964 women's overall championship and he gained his third straight men's overall title, in Webster, Mass.
Louis Stalsworth, 17, a senior at Long Branch, N.J. High who in August set a U.S. high school record of 5:28:45 for the 50-kilometer walk at a Kings Point, N.Y. meet, became the youngest ever to win the National AAU Junior championship, in Columbia, Mo.
Joe Webb, 37, of Searcy, Ark., who has been a trainer of Tennessee walking horses the past 20 years, rode his best pupil, Perfection's Carbon Copy, to the Grand Championship at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn.
October 4, 1964
Sonny Davis, 29, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound rodeo competitor from Kenna, N. Mex., was named Outstanding Cowboy at the Pendleton (Ore.) Roundup, with first place in calf-roping (including a Pendleton record of 10.2 in one round) and second in steer-roping.
Larry Capune, 22, a surfer from Balboa Island, Calif. and a student at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., fulfilled a boyhood ambition when he paddled his surfboard from San Francisco to Newport Beach—446 miles in 18 days (he went ashore nights).