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CURRENT WEEK & WHAT'S AHEAD
June 25, 1956
?Favorites' DayFavored Needles, favored Cornell and favored Cary Middlecoff won three of the year's top events: the Belmont Stakes, the Syracuse Regatta and the National Open. All three let others set the early pace but closed strong—with Needles making his move from dead last, Cornell and Middlecoff from third.
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June 25, 1956

Current Week & What's Ahead

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?Favorites' Day
Favored Needles, favored Cornell and favored Cary Middlecoff won three of the year's top events: the Belmont Stakes, the Syracuse Regatta and the National Open. All three let others set the early pace but closed strong—with Needles making his move from dead last, Cornell and Middlecoff from third.

?Homework for Judges
Illinois boxing judges and referees—the chaps who made Johnny Saxton welterweight champ last March—have been ordered by State Athletic Commission Chairman Frank Gilmer to attend a scoring clinic.

?New Brave in Milwaukee
German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, stopping off in Milwaukee last week, confessed to a boyhood desire to be adopted into an American Indian tribe. After the ceremony Adenauer puffed a peace pipe, fingered his full Indian headdress and asked if he was now a chief. The answer: "In Milwaukee it's better to be a Brave."

?Ousted Chief
Next day, Milwaukee's Charlie Grimm found out the truth of what Adenauer had been told. Out as baseball chief went Cholly, whose Braves have been weakening. In as his successor went Coach Fred Haney, jovial manager of last year's cellar-bound Pittsburgh Pirates.

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