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September 14, 1959
BOATING—STEVE TYLER and BILLY WARNER, 13-year-olds from Island Heights, N.J., battled high winds and choppy waters to take Middle Atlantic Midget Sailing Championship, Annapolis, Md.
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September 14, 1959

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TRACK & FIELD—BILL BAILLIE and JEFF JULIAN both covered the Olympic marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards nearly three minutes faster than best Olympic Games time. Baillie's time was 2:20:13; Auckland, New Zealand.

SHOOTING—SERGEANT CHESTER F. HAMILTON of the Second U.S. Army rifle team won Pershing Trophy for top individual score in national rifle team match; U.S. ARMY BLUE TEAM, Fort Benning, Ga., Infantry Trophy; U.S. ARMY GRAY TEAM, Fort Benning, Ga., national rifle team trophy; SERGEANT CHARLES D. DAVIS, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., national individual rifle trophy; CAPTAIN THOMAS W. ATWOOD, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, national service rifle title; Camp Perry, Ohio.

WATER SKIING—VICKI VAN HOOK, 15-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., won women's combined world water ski title, slalom title; PIERA CASTELVETRI, Italy, women's world figure water skiing championship; NANCIE RIDE-OUT, Cypress Gardens, Fla., world jumping title; CHUCK STEARNS, South Belflower, Calif., and JEAN MARIE MULLER, France, tied for men's world slalom title; Milan, Italy.

MILEPOSTS—DIED: ED ELISIAN, 33, Fresno, Calif. auto racer, who had been reinstated only last June after a year's suspension by the USAC for "action detrimental to racing," when his car spun on an oil slick, crashed and burned in 200-mile national championship big-car race at Milwaukee. Two years ago, at the Indianapolis "500," Elisian was driving the car that set off a 16-car accident that was most spectacular pileup in the history of the Memorial Day race.

DIED: JACK NORWORTH, 79, whose name never appeared in the sports pages, but whose melody Take Me Out to the Ball Game is still a baseball theme song; Laguna Beach, Calif.

DIED: SID STREET, veteran hydro driver from Kansas City, Mo., when tossed from 7-liter speedboat in the 13th Annual Marine Derby regatta in Louisville. Street was doing 125, mph when his boat hit a wave, bounced and threw him. He held the world record of 146.945 mph for the mile straightaway in 266 class.

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