WATER SKIING—HENRY V. HOLMES of West Palm Beach. Fla, scored 2,583 points in tricks, slalom and jumping to win the men's senior over-all title at the national championships in Austin, Texas. It was the youngsters, however, who set the records.
Vicki Van Hook, 17, of Long Beach. Calif. won the girls' over-all title; TERRI SHRADER, 12, of Omaha, jumped 65 feet to break the world record for junior girls by three feet: and JOHN WIEGERT, 13, of Cypress Gardens, Fla. flew 78 feet to equal his national record for junior boys.
MILEPOSTS—DIED: FRANK EDDOLLS, 40, former hockey player for Montreal and New York and for the last six years coach of the Buffalo Bisons, of a heart attack, on a golf course in Ridgeway, Ont. Last season Eddolls was named American League Coach of the Year.
DIED: HARRY WILLIAM BALOGH, 70, colorful, debonair and often redundant boxing announcer who flourished in the 1930s and 40s, in New York (see page 8).
DIED: WILLIE MacFARLANE, 72, Scottish-born golfer who astounded the sporting world in 1925 by upsetting Bobby Jones in the National Open, of a heart attack, in Miami. MacFarlane tied Jones at 291 after 72 holes of the National at the Worcester (Mass.) CC. In an 18-hole playoff he again tied Jones with a 75; in their second playoff he beat Jones by one stroke, 72 to 73.