, Paterson, N.J. welterweight contender, parried bull-like rushes of eager but helpless Chris Christensen with skill of fencing master, carefully pecked away with accurate left jab to win easy 10-round decision at St. Louis.
Eduardo Lausse, lethal-punching Argentine middleweight, outslugged aggressive Gene Fullmer, had his cyclonic opponent on floor briefly in eighth, took decision in rousing 10-rounder at New York as Manager Charlie Johnston bravely tossed $50,000 challenge at Champion Bobo Olson.
, New Jersey commissioner with practically no boxing to supervise, was appointed chairman (to replace resigned George Barton) of special committee to investigate crime and corruption in sport by NBA President Lou Radzienda. Walker, on record as being opposed to federal investigation of boxing, said he would confer with commissioners in other states, then decide "what action, if any, is warranted."
New York Rangers
, riding high, trounced slipping Boston Bruins 4-0, 5-0 on brilliant goaltending of Gump Worsley, high-speed scoring of Wally Hergesheimer, Dean Prentice, Dave Creighton and Danny Lewicki, had league-leading
on hook until Dickie Moore and Ken Mosdell earned Canadiens 3-3 tie in last period. Chicago Black Hawks split with Toronto 3-2, 4-7, routed Boston 6-0 to take over third place in National Hockey League as Detroit and Toronto moved into fourth-place deadlock, punchless Boston nose-dived into cellar.
had 8-game winning streak snapped by improving Minneapolis 99-94 but Warriors held first place in Eastern Division of National Basketball Association. New York split four games with Boston, Philadelphia and Syracuse, stayed close behind leaders. Minneapolis and Fort Wayne began to move up to challenge leading St. Louis in Western Division.
De Cardenas family (SI, Nov. 21) completely dominated Star world championships at Havana, placing one-two in unprecedented finish. Stumpy father Carlos (who rightfully calls Star sailing "an intellectual sport"), with Carlos Jr. as crew, failed to win single race but piled up 170 points with his Kurush V to edge husky No. 2 son Jorge, 21, aboard Kurush IV, by four points to take second world title.
APPOINTED—Duane Carter, 42-year-old driving veteran, competitor in eight Indianapolis 500 races; named director of racing for U.S. Auto Club, successor to AAA, which quits Jan. 1 as governing body for auto racing, at Indianapolis.
DIED—Louis Lachenal, 35, famed French mountain climber who accompanied Maurice Herzog to top of 26,502-foot Annapurna No. I in 1950; after fall into deep crevasse while skiing down slopes of Mont Blanc, at Chamonix, France.
DIED—Herman Steiner, 50, Hungarian-born U.S. Open chess champion in 1946, international star for 27 years; of heart attack, after competing in California state tournament, at Los Angeles.