New Jersey took note of the ever-increasing small boat traffic problem (SI, July 23), stationed a uniformed inspector of the State Department of Navigation at crowded Lake Hopatcong to ticket reckless speedsters. Result: Jersey Navigation Court fined 59 persons for boating violations.
E. Roland Harriman, honorary chairman of the U.S. Trotting Association, president of the Hambletonian Society and older brother of New York's Governor Ave, fired a salvo in the battle between the USTA and N.Y. Harness Commissioner George Monaghan, awarded the Hambletonian to Du Quoin, 111., beginning next year or 1958. Reason: "Unsatisfactory conditions...in New York."
Middleweight Champ Ray Robinson says he has broken with Jim Norris and the IBC and will defend title against Gene Fullmer in Los Angeles or San Francisco Sept. 24 or 25 under other promotion. Robinson, under exclusive contract to Norris for title fights, says agreement "wouldn't stand up in court."
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PCC presidents last week halved penalties imposed earlier on seniors at UCLA and USC by restoring their grid eligibility for five consecutive games this year. Juniors and sophs are still ineligible for a year; players who took illegal loans may return to grace by repaying them before September 1.