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September 12, 1955

A Roundup Of The Week's News

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Eduardo Lausse, hard-hitting Argentine middleweight, clobbered Kid Gavilan, who now dances better than he fights, for 12 rounds, earned decision at Buenos Aires.

Gov. George M. Leader signed into law new Pennsylvania boxing code giving Jim Crowley's State Athletic Commission "legal tools to make boxing clean sport rather than crooked business," promptly lifted 114-day ban triggered by investigation of Harold Johnson-Julio Mederos fight May 6 (SI, May 30).


Mario Capio of Italy piled up 7,242 points with his Portorose in five races to win world Snipe championship at Santander, Spain. U.S. team of Harry Allen of Westport, Conn, and Terry Whittemore of Naugatuck, Conn., aboard Canuto VI, gained two victories but lost chance for title when broken mast forced boat out of second race.

Tom Allen , 24-year-old Navy corpsman from Buffalo, N.Y., outskippered all rivals, captured Lightning Class International crown for second straight year on Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans.

Toni Monetti, pert 18-year-old Manhasset Bay Yacht Club youngster who has been around boats since knee-high to jib, sailed off with North American women's championship and Adams Trophy, gave Long Island its seventh win in past nine years, at Rye, N.Y.

Governors Robert F. Kennon of Louisiana, Allan Shivers of Texas and Joe Foss of South Dakota made good use of single bullets, bagged high-bounding antelope with first shots to lead four-man team (only Gov. J. Bracken Lee of Utah missed) to victory in annual one-shot antelope hunt at Lander, Wyo. Dr. A. M. Lyninger of Denver hit jackpot, got two antelope when bullet passed through one animal and struck another.


Scott Frost , California's long-striding 3-year-old bay son of Hoot Mon, quickly moved to front under strong drive by dour little Joe O'Brien , trotted home two lengths ahead of old rival Galophone to win $73,840 Yonkers Futurity (richest in night harness-racing history) at Yonkers, N.Y., boosted 1955 winnings to all-time high of $119,651.80, brought some solace to West Coasters still mourning defeat of their Swaps.

Lawrence B. Sheppard, wealthy 57-year-old shoe manufacturer, paid out record $500,000 to Meadowlands Farm's Delvin Miller for 15-year-old standard-bred stallion Adios, sire of many pacing champions. Sheppard already owns Hoot Mon, 1947 Hambletonian winner who sired trotter Scott Frost , will get stud fee of $5,000 for each at his Hanover (Pa.) Shoe Farms.

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