?From Spike Heels to Spikes
Seventeen U.S. women qualified for Olympic track and field competition in Washington, D.C. tryouts. An off track and good showings led officials to abandon minimum-performance rule for running events, raise number of berths from expected total of 10. Mrs. Stella Walsh Olson, 45, tried but failed to qualify in 200-meter dash, an event she won in 1932 Olympics.
?Out and Up
When Phil Rizzuto, 38, was given unconditional release after 20 years in Yankee system, roster vacancy was filled by Enos Slaughter, 40, who was "sick all over" at leaving cellar-bound Athletics—but reported promptly, cracked out a couple of hits to help the Yankees beat Detroit.
The Lawn Tennis Association of Australia, preparing to spend $135,000 to stage the Davis Cup challenge round at Adelaide in December, nervously eyed Suez and sought insurance against cancellation of the matches by war.
?So There, Too, AAU
Wes Santee, a professional miler by AAU decree, virtually gave up his struggle for a new verdict. He said he wouldn't run in an AAU meet "even if I were reinstated." Santee will continue to run "for my own health...but not in exhibitions," feels his peak performances are still in the future.