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February 13, 1961
BASEBALL—Harris County voters in Texas, in the largest turn-out for a bond issue in county history, voted $22 million to build this country's first domed, air-conditioned stadium in Houston. Excavation began 48 hours later. Houston holds a National League franchise to start in 1962.
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February 13, 1961

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—Harris County voters in Texas, in the largest turn-out for a bond issue in county history, voted $22 million to build this country's first domed, air-conditioned stadium in Houston. Excavation began 48 hours later. Houston holds a National League franchise to start in 1962.

BASKETBALL—The BOSTON CELTICS, with double victories over New York and St. Louis, continued to lead the Philadelphia Warriors by 5� games in the Eastern Division of the NBA. They held it despite four straight Philadelphia victories behind a high-scoring Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged over 44 points for the Warriors. In the Western Division the St. Louis Hawks still flew at the head of their division, 10 games in front of Detroit.

In the NIBL, Cleveland, even with two successive home losses, to Akron and Denver, continued to lead the Eastern Division by 6� games. Denver, with six straight wins on the road, led the Western Division by 3� games.

BOATING—PAPER TIGER, Jack Powell's 40-foot yawl out of St. Petersburg, Fla., won the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit title with 292.5 points, after first taking the 184-mile Miami to Nassau race on corrected time, and placing 10th to J. W. Hershey's Ca Va II in the 30-mile Nassau Cup race. Second in the SORC championship was the 40-foot cutter Fun, coskippered by Bus Mosbacher and Lee Loomis of New York.

The NEW YORK YACHT CLUB announced the next America's Cup match will start on September 15, 1962 off Newport, R.I. The U.S. will defend the cup against an Australian 12-meter now being built in Sydney.

BOXING—JOEY ARCHER., unbeaten middleweight, won his 30th victory with a 10-round decision over Don Fullmer, younger brother of Middleweight Champion Gene Fullmer, in bout at Madison Square Garden.

Carlos Ortiz, in command from the opening bell, won a 10-round decision over Cisco Andrade in bout in Los Angeles.

DOG SHOW—CHAMPION HASSAN-BEN OF MOORNISTAN, a platinum-blond Afghan hound with a black goatee, owned, bred and handled by Dr. William Moore 3rd of Exton, N.J., was judged best-in-show over 635 other dogs in the Maryland Kennel Club Show in Baltimore.

GOLF—BILLY MAXWELL of Dallas, shooting a one under par on the final 18, won the $50,000 Palm Springs Classic with 90-hole total of 345 (see page 53). Runner-up: Doug Sanders, with 348. Big-money winner, however, was DON JANUARY of Dallas, who won the $50,000 bonus offered for a hole in one. January got it on the 148-yard par-3 15th hole (see page 10). Maxwell won $5,300 for first place.

Barbara Williams of Richmond, Calif., and William Hyndman of Philadelphia, won the National Mixed Foursome championship at Miami Beach 3 and 2 over Willie Turnesa of White Plains, N.Y., and Mrs. John Fitton of Hamilton, Ohio.

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