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September 05, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Logan Bennett, 39-year-old Hodgenville, Ky. salesman and father of six, came out of nowhere to break 99 targets from 19 feet, outshot field of 2,024 to capture Grand American Handicap at Vandalia, Ohio.


Jack Disney of Pasadena, Calif., who bought his first bicycle 3� years ago, pedaled to victories in half-mile, mile and 5-mile events for 21 points, took national senior men's cycling title for second straight year in New York. Jeanne Robinson of Detroit swept three races, regained girls' crown she lost last year.

Stan Ockers, 35-year-old Belgian, poured it on in last four laps, raced to world professional road racing championship at Frascati, Italy.

Pat Flaherty of Chicago burned out clutch on final lap, coasted home five seconds ahead of Tony Bettenhausen in AAA 250-mile national championship race at Milwaukee to score his first major big car victory. Bob Sweikert , Indianapolis 500 winner, placed third, held commanding lead in national standings.

Leila Buckland, 30-year-old Biggin Hill housewife, stepped off two miles in 11:01.8, fastest time ever recorded by woman, at Charlton Park, London.


HONORED—Eddie Brannick, 63, long-time (50 years) employee of New York Giants who rose from batboy to secretary, served under four club presidents, as many managers; at testimonial dinner, in New York.

HONORED—Among 12 jockeys named to racing's Hall of Fame, at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.: Tod Sloan, Isaac Murphy and Edward (Snapper) Garrison (famed for Garrison finish), active around turn of century; Earl Sande and Laverne Fator of more recent vintage.

DIED—Antonio (Tony) P. Entenza, 75, California Athletic Commission chairman, attorney, labor leader, onetime (1945) AFL-sponsored candidate for mayor of Los Angeles; of pneumonia, at Sawtelle, Calif.

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