College and high school swim stars staged assault on world and U.S. records, brought down three on assorted fronts. Yale's Joe Robinson, Dave Armstrong, Roger Anderson and Tim Jecko hustled through 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:18.3 to lower world mark at New Haven (Feb. 23); Toledo's muscular Chet Jastremski churned 100-yard breaststroke in 57.2, 150-yard individual medley in 1:29.8 for national high school standards in Catholic Interscholastic championships at Philadelphia (Feb. 22), but 150-yard record lasted only until next day when Frank Brunell of Philadelphia's Frankford H.S. thrashed distance in 1:28.5 in Eastern Interscholastic meet at Lawrenceville, N.J.
Carmen Basilio, scraggy-faced welterweight champion, swung away with furious and almost frightening concentration from opening bell, didn't stop until crashing left hook knocked bewildered Challenger Johnny Saxton down and out in second round at Cleveland (see page 22).
Middleweight Champion Gene Fullmer, scrambling for quick cash, belted over-the-hill Ernie Durando around for 10 rounds to win nontitle bout at Denver but suffered cut over eye which forced him out (and Rory Calhoun in) of Feb. 27 TV shot with Charlie Cotton.
Lou Radzienda, do-nothing former NBA president and friend of IBC man Truman Gibson Jr., was reappointed to critic-conscious Illinois State Athletic Commission by Governor William Stratton, who also filled post left vacant by death of Johnny Behr. His choice: 64-year-old William Feingenbutz, Chicago alderman during graft-ridden administrations of Mayor (Big Bill) Thompson (see page 18),
Art Aragon, self-styled Los Angeles Golden Boy who deteriorated into black sheep, was found guilty of attempting to fix scheduled fight with Welterweight Dick Goldstein in San Antonio last December, faces up to five years in prison. $5,000 fine, or both (see page 18).
TRACK AND FIELD
Ron Delany, putting out just enough to stay with pace-setting Laszlo Tabori and Fred Dwyer, poured it on in stretch to win mile in 4:07 (see below), helped Villanova edge N. Y. Pioneer Club (28�-27) for team title in AAU indoor championships in New York. Among other winners: North Carolina College's Lee Calhoun, who flitted over 60-yard hurdles in 7.2 (see below); Villanova's Charlie Jenkins, in 600-yard run (1:10.4); Western Michigan's Ira Murchison, in 60-yard dash (6.2); Villanova's Phil Reavis, in high jump (6 feet 9� inches); Bob Richards, in pole vault (15 feet 3 inches).
John Landy, butterfly-chasing Australian schoolmaster who astounded world with 3:58 mile in June 1954, trailed unknown Geoff Fleming in 1:54.4 half-mile at Melbourne, then disconsolately announced: "I have had it. I have had a good inning and never will run in major competition again."
NHL leaders had their hands full with second-division clubs but Detroit coasted along six points ahead of Montreal and nine in front of Boston. New York trounced Bruins and split pair with Canadiens to increase lead over Toronto for fourth while cellar-dwelling Chicago began to show long-idle muscles, beating Detroit and Boston.