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Heidi Schmid-Biebl of Germany, opened the Swiss International Ladies Ski Races at Grindelwald by winning the special slalom in an aggregate time of 1:27.94 for two runs. Marielle Goitschel of France was second and Therese Obrecht of Switzerland, third. Austria's EDITH ZIMMERMANN finished first in the giant slalom, ahead of Miss Goitschel and Miss Obrecht, in 1:28.94, for her first victory since last year's Arlberg- Kandahar in Garmisch, Germany. Another Austrian, CHRISTL HAAS, the Olympic downhill champion, took the Grindelwald downhill in 2:19.50, followed by Miss Zimmermann and Mrs. Schmid-Biebl, who gained the combined title with 12.57 points.
SQUASH RACQUETS—Pakistani MOHIBULLAH KHAN, a pro from Boston, met his cousin, Hashim Khan, a pro from Detroit, in the final round of the U.S. Open Squash Racquets Singles Championship and defeated him in straight games (15-11, 15-10, 15-9) to retain his title. Hashim was the champion in 1956, 1957 and 1962.
TENNIS—Pierre Darmon of France eliminated Australia's No. 2 player, Fred Stolle, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2, in the semifinal of the West Australia championships but ran up against the Aussies' No. 1 man, ROY EMERSON, in the final and lost 9-7, 6-3, 6-4. In the women's singles MARGARET SMITH of Australia defeated Robyn Ebbern 6-1, 6-1.
TRACK & FIELD—Two world records were set at the San Francisco Invitational Indoor Track Meet (page 52), both by Australian girls who ran indoors for the first time. PAMELA KILBORN took the seldom run 50-yard hurdles in 6.4 and JUDITH AMOORE the 440 in 55.8, breaking the old mark by 1.2 seconds. Olympic 10,000-meter champion BILLY MILLS won the mile in 4:08.1, upsetting Cary Weisiger and Archie San Romani, both sub-four-minute men, and BILL TOOMEY of the Pasadena AA, the only double winner of the meet, took the 440 and the open 160-yard dash.
MILEPOSTS—AWARDED: to FRANK LANE, former Kansas City Athletics general manager, $113,000 as settlement of his $144,166 breach-of-contract suit against Athletics Owner Charles O. Finley. Lane was fired by Finley in 1961 after having served less than one year under his eight-year contract.
HIRED: BOB ODELL, 42, as head football coach at the University of Pennsylvania following a seven-year record of 37-26 at Bucknell.
SIGNED: HARRY GILMER, 38, All-America quarterback at Alabama in 1945 and an assistant coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past four seasons, to a three-year contract as head coach of the Detroit Lions.
RETIRED: COLONEL ALOIS PODHAJSKY, 66, the ramrod-spined director of Vienna's Spanish Riding School, who saved the school's white Lipizzan stallions from destruction during World War II and perpetuated the art of dressage.
DIED: BILLY WADE, 34, NASCAR's rookie-of-the-year in 1963 and the fourth finisher in Grand National point standing in 1964, when his test car crashed into a retaining wall at Daytona International Speedway. He was the fourth Grand National driver killed in the last year.
DIED: DON PIERCE, 45, sports publicity director at the University of Kansas since 1945, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.