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Ed Hintz, Chicago banker-boxing judge whose vote helped Johnny Saxton take middleweight title from Carmen Basilio and who had explained, "I'm stupid but honest" when he became embroiled in Illinois banking scandal, pleaded guilty in Springfield to charges he had conspired to defraud state of $637,000. The sentence: one to three years at Joliet and $3,000 fine to go along with three-year federal penalty.
Britain's Stirling Moss pushed his Maserati around fast Monza track at record 129.656 mph to edge Juan Manuel Fangio by mere seconds in Grand Prix of Europe, but Fangio, who took over wheel of teammate Peter Collins' car when forced to abandon own Ferrari on 20th lap because of tire trouble, earned enough points to win fourth world title (see page 52).
Donald Healey, 58-year-old British racer and motor executive who realized lifelong ambition when he drove streamlined Austin-Healey at 203.06 mph over Bonneville Salt Flats, sailed for England full of hope for future. "Wizard of Warwick" promised to return next year to try to "crack 300 mph."
Miss Pepsi, with Chuck Thompson at wheel, was named winner of Gold Cup at Detroit after Miss Thriftway was disqualified for hitting buoy in final heat. Decision brought loud protest, put final word up to 16-man ABPA Inboard Racing Commission (see page 51). Runner-up: Lieut. Colonel Russell Schleeh in Shanty I, winner over Canada's Miss Supertest II for Harmsworth Trophy earlier in week.
Seattle's Corinthian Yacht Club skippers sailed their Y-class boat to flat-footed point tie with St. Petersburg ( Fla.) Yacht Club in four-day regatta at Montreal, won North American junior sailing championship and Sears Trophy on basis of taking three second places to one for rivals.