PROFESSIONAL—Rev. Robert Eugene Richards, 31-year-old headmaster of world's
pole vaulters who has twice won Olympic title, cleared 15 feet over 100 times,
three times won national decathlon championship, for years been one of track's
great showmen: by taking position as sports director of Union Oil Company of
California. Said the Flying Parson, who for years has been working with high
school athletes on the moral and spiritual values in athletics, will now host
network sports show: "This will be simply a continual ion via television of
what I have been doing."
Moore, 40ish, fattening light heavyweight champion, and wife Joan, their first
child, 5-pound 9-ounce Lorena Marie, in San Diego. Ageless Archie had
previously asked for two weeks postponement of title fight slated for Sept. 20
with Tony Anthony, pleading difficulties surrounding wife's confinement.
Cross (born Louis Wallach), famed 71-year-old former lightweight boxer and
dentist who fought the best of his day but never captured division title
through career that included 150 bouts between 1906 and 1921; in Brooklyn,