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...THESE FACES IN THE CROWD...
September 10, 1956
Francis Skiddy Von Stade, longtime Saratoga president, was honored by GNYA for his "devotion to...Thoroughbred racing...a character compounded of sound knowledge, calm thoughtfulness and unblemished integrity."
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September 10, 1956

...these Faces In The Crowd...

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Francis Skiddy Von Stade, longtime Saratoga president, was honored by GNYA for his "devotion to...Thoroughbred racing...a character compounded of sound knowledge, calm thoughtfulness and unblemished integrity."

Mimi Arnold, pretty 17-year-old from Redwood City, polished off Mary Ann Mitchell 9-7, 6-0 at Philadelphia to give California 11th straight U.S. girls' tennis title, moved on to Forest Hills to try her racket at nationals.

Mike McCormick, strong-armed 17-year-old left-hander who turned in amazing high school and American Legion pitching record (83-8) around Alhambra, Calif., became New York Giants' latest bonus baby. His inducement: $65,000.

Jo Anne Gunderson, outdoorsy-looking Seattle schoolgirl, ran off string of three birdies and six pars on first nine holes, stayed comfortably ahead of Clifford Ann Creed to win 4 and 3 for U.S. girls' junior golf title at Toledo.

Capt. Manuel J. Fernandez Jr. of Apple Valley, Calif., Korean war hero, zoomed his F-100C Super Sabre jet 1,120 miles from George AFB, Calif. to Oklahoma City at record speed of 666.-661 mph to win Bendix Trophy Race.

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