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Frank Lane , blustering Chicago White Sox general manager and onetime college basketball and football official, was fined $500 by Commissioner Ford Frick for "conduct unbecoming a baseball official and using profane language" after he unleashed full-throated blast at umpiring during Chicago-Boston game, was ordered to make public apology to American League President Will Harridge and White Sox fans. Lane apologized as directed; three days later did some more umpire criticizing during Chicago- Cleveland game: "I have always maintained that spectators should not be allowed on the playing field...and Mr. [Bill] Summers was in that class tonight."
Nashua, William Woodward Jr.'s handsome bay colt, surged out of starting gate, never looked better as he hustled all way under masterful ride by Eddie Arcaro to whip California-bred Swaps, his Kentucky Derby conqueror, by big 6� lengths in $100,000 match race at Washington Park, Chicago (see page 22).
Swoon's Son, smooth-striding colt owned by E. Gay Drake, sprinted into early lead, maintained fast front-running pace to score easy victory in six-furlong $147,845 Washington Park Futurity, pushed year's earnings to healthy $221,120 tops among nation's 2-year-olds.
Clifford Mooers' Traffic Judge, runner-up to Nashua and Swaps in recent races, had capable Eddie Arcaro aboard, responded nobly with brilliant three-length triumph in $30,250 Ventnor Turf Stakes at Atlantic City, N.J.
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, windmilling Rockaway Beach, N.Y. heavyweight, baffled over-the-hill Ezzard Charles with long-lefts and jigtime dance steps, nearly floored weary ex-champion with blistering 10th-round attack, won unanimous decision in TV fight at Cleveland. Jackson, $10,000 richer after second victory over Charles, admitted: "I don't want to fight. I fight because there's nothing else I can do."
Robert Cohen of France floored clutching Willie Toweel twice in second, once in 10th, barely weathered strong comeback by challenger in late rounds to gain draw, retained his world bantamweight title before 30,000 at Johannesburg.