Mrs. Stephen Clark Jr.'s 10-year-old AMBER DIVER ($10.70), Joe Aitcheson up, romped to a 20-length victory over favored Bon Nouvel to win the $55,075 Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Handicap, the richest U.S. jumping race, for the second year in a row, at Aqueduct.
MOTOR SPORTS—The world land-speed record was broken for the fifth time in one month as ART ARFONS of Akron drove his four-wheeled, jet-powered Green Monster an average 536.71 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah (page 24).
MILEPOSTS—INJURED: Austrian Skier EGON ZIMMERMANN, 25, the 1964 Olympic downhill gold medalist and the world champion in the giant slalom, in a car accident in Bludenz, Austria. He was listed in serious condition with a brain concussion and fractures of the jaw and nose.
NAMED: the Most Valuable Player in Japan's Pacific Coast League, Pitcher JOE STANKA, 33, of Waynoka, Okla., the first non-Japanese ever to receive the league award. After leading the Nankai Hawks to the pennant with a 26-7 season, Stanka pitched three shutouts in the Series. SADAHARU WANG OH of the Yomiuri Giants, whose 55 home runs in 1964 set a Japanese record, was voted the Central League's MVP.
RESIGNED: MURRAY (Muzz) PATRICK, 49, as general manager of the NHL New York Rangers, to become a vice-president of the new Madison Square Garden Center, currently under construction. Patrick's successor as general manager is EMIL (The Cat) FRANCIS, 38, his assistant since 1962 and a former goalie and coach.
DIED: ARTHUR (Buck) BAILEY, 68, longtime head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Washington State University, in a car crash near Albuquerque. During his 34 years as baseball coach (1927-1961) his teams won 14 NCAA Northern Division Championships and finished second 10 times.
DIED: Dr. HAROLD CLIFFORD CARLSON, 70, head basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh for 31 years (1922-1953), of a heart attack, in Ligonier, Pa. Carlson guided his teams to two national championships (1928 and 1930), one undefeated season (1928) and an overall won-lost record of 369-247.
DIED: JAMES L. COONEY, 80, a first-team All-America tackle at Princeton in 1904 and 1906, and captain of the undefeated (once tied) 1906 team, in his native Scranton, Pa.