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August 20, 1962
AUTO RACING—NATHAN OSTICH, 52, became one of the only men who has ever walked away after a 331-mph automobile skid. The Los Angeles doctor calmly popped the parachute brake on his jet-powered racer when it threw a wheel across the Bonneville Salt Flats, and rolled to a safe stop. The accident happened during his 13th trial run, forcing him to give up, for a while, his attempt to break the 394.2 mph world land speed mark.
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August 20, 1962

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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DIED: TED HUSING, 60, whose redolent voice and crackling vitality made sports events memorable for millions of radio listeners during the '30s and '40s when he was the country's foremost sports announcer; in Pasadena, Calif.

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