George Breen, husky young Buffalo AC swimmer, once again proved he is nation's top freestyler, rattling off 1,500 meters in 17:34, best ever for short course, and 440 in 4:31.5 at national AAU meet in Daytona Beach.
Milton (Dubby) Holt, who inaugurated boxing at Idaho State in 1947 without ever having donned glove himself, watched his rugged charges win seven individual titles to clinch NCAA team title at Pocatello (see below).
Sharon Pritula, 10-year-old Detroit Wunderkind, skillfully batted shuttlecock around to beat 15-year-old Faith Ferris of Baltimore 11-3, 11-3 in final for national badminton championship for 15-and-under girls at Wilmington, Del.
Chico Fernandez, good-field no-hit reserve shortstop behind Brooklyn's indestructible Pee Wee Reese, was sent packing off to Philadelphia for Outfielder Elmer Valo, four minor leaguers and reported $75,000 in folding money.
Bill Kerslake, 285-pound bruiser from Cleveland who all but owns AAU wrestling titles, continued his domination at Waynesburg, Pa., winning freestyle for sixth straight time, Greco-Roman crown for fifth consecutive year.
H. Bliss Rucker of San Francisco was elected president of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. at Cleveland, succeeding Robert Winthrop, upped to chairman of board, as trustees voted to spend $525,000 to build "duck factories" in Canada.