Southern Californians are taking the shift of the Dodgers for granted. Headline there one day last week: REESE'S ERROR LETS BUCS BEAT OUR BUMS. San Francisco is more cautious. Sample headline: SF (?) GIANTS TRIP LA (?) BUMS.
?Boxing's New Era
In the brand-new age of competition, Promoter Emil Lence had progress to report: the Floyd Patterson-Hurricane Jackson heavyweight championship fight will be scheduled for New York's Polo Grounds on the night of July 29, will be televised by NBC, hitherto a mainstay of Jim Norris' IBC, and will be sponsored by a distinguished newcomer to the boxing beat—General Motors.
American drivers, at least, are ready for the long-anticipated invasion of Italy's classic Monza race. Indianapolis veterans willing to go abroad for the June 29 event include Pat O'Connor, Johnnie Parsons, Troy Ruttman, Jim Bryan, Andy Linden, Bob Veith, Rodger Ward, Tony Bettenhausen, Eddie Sachs and Paul Russo. Chief concern now is the lag in European entries for the event.
Texas A&M got NCAA probation lifted after Basketball Coach Ken Loeffler played the rueful scapegoat. He resigned—rather than fight charges of recruiting excesses—lest the NCAA extend A&M's painful two-year probation for football sins.