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A roundup of the sports information of the week
October 10, 1960
BASEBALL—MAJOR LEAGUE attendance increased by 4% over 1959, the National League to more than 10� million, the American to more than 9 million. The Dodgers led all clubs with 2,253,019.
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October 10, 1960

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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MILEPOSTS—DIED: WALTER MORRISON JEFFORDS, 77, millionaire turfman, breeder and collector of racing art, at his home in Glen Riddle, Pa. Mr. Jeffords and his wife owned One Count (son of Count Fleet-Ace Card, by Case Ace), winner of the Belmont Stakes and Horse of the Year in 1952. His other horses include Kiss Me Kate, Pavot, Natchez and Loyal Legion. He was president of the National Museum of Racing at Saratoga Springs, and third oldest member of The Jockey Club.

DIED: RUTH ROWLAND NICHOLS, 59, pioneer woman flyer, in New York. Miss Nichols began her career as a flyer in 1923, over the years held the women's world records for speed, altitude and distance. In 1958 she flew an Air Force jet faster than 1,000 mph at an altitude of 51,000 feet.

ELECTED: BETSY RAWLS of Spartanburg, S.C., as president of the Ladies Professional Golfers Association, at San Antonio. Elected vice-president: Marlene Bauer Hagge of Crystal River, Fla.

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