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August 31, 1964
BOXING—In a fight that marked the end of 20 years of televised boxing from Madison Square Garden, veteran HENRY HANK, 29, of Detroit held eighth-ranked Light Heavyweight Johnny Persol, 24, of Brooklyn to a 10-round draw.
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August 31, 1964

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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REJECTED: Veteran Australian Swimmer MURRAY ROSE, 25, who earlier this month set a world record of 17:01.8 in the 1,500-meter freestyle, by both the Australian and English Olympic teams. Rose, a winner of four gold medals for Australia in the 1956 and 1960 Games and now studying at USC, was turned down first by his homeland, because he did not compete in the national championships in Sydney, and then by the British, even though he was born in England and claims dual citizenship.

TRADED: Hard-running JON ARNETT, 29, an All-League halfback with the Los Angeles Rams in 1958, to the Chicago Bears for Roger Davis, a starting offensive guard with the Bears for four years; Frank Budka, a rookie defensive back; and Joe Wendryhoski, a rookie center from the Canadian League.

DIED: OSCAR (Happy) FELSCH 73, one of the eight Chicago White Sox players banished from baseball as a result of the 1919 World Series Black Sox scandal, of a liver ailment, in a Milwaukee hospital.

DIED: J. L. WILKINSON, 86, the founder of the all-Negro Kansas City Monarchs baseball team, in a Kansas City, Mo. nursing home. Wilkinson's Monarchs helped develop such baseball players as Satchel Paige, Ernie Banks and Jackie Robinson, while Wilkinson himself helped originate night baseball when he used are lights to illuminate playing fields for the traveling Monarchs.

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