The 1959 Pan-American Games, homeless since Cleveland gave them up as too costly, found a U.S. host in Chicago. Its bid was accepted by the Games Committee 13-6 over that of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Chicago will mainly use existing facilities ( Soldier Field, etc.), should be able to house athletes in local university dormitories.
After hearing witnesses and congressmen criticize the National Football League for refusing to recognize its Players' Association, Commissioner Bert Bell returned to the hearings of the House committee studying sport legislation and announced that the league was now willing to recognize the association and to bargain collectively with it—thus granting the players a major victory.
ONE YEAR TO GO
Briggs Cunningham, dean of the U.S. sports-car fraternity (and also an experienced yachtsman) is the latest to join the New York Yacht Club group, which is one of three organizations planning a 12-meter sloop for the defense of the America's Cup next September. A cost comparison: the British Sceptre will be built for $150,000; her American rivals for some $300,000 each.
FISH FOR IKE
President Eisenhower has never been known as a salt-water fisherman, but Newport, R.I., where he will soon spend his vacation, hopes to make a convert. George W. Lawton, the city's recreation chairman, has been scattering minced fish into waters where Ike is expected to go after bass and bluefish. This drew a protest from the state's League of Salt Water Anglers, who, Lawton countercharged, have been known to do the same thing.