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A roundup of the sports information of the week
September 17, 1962
AUTO RACING—LARRY FRANK of Greenville, S.C. was the winner of the Southern 500-mile NASCAR race in Darlington. S.C, but it took him a long time (see page 13). Nearly seven hours after Robert (Junior) Johnson of Ronda. N.C. was declared winner, the confused officials rechecked the scoring and found an unaccountable error; they had completely missed one lap. Frank got the $21,730 winner's purse, and Johnson dropped to second place. Frank, in a Ford, and Johnson, in a Pontiac, both covered the hot (track-surface temperature, 145�) 500 miles in a blisteringly close 117 mph, finishing only .039 mph apart.
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September 17, 1962

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DIED: WILLIAM J. CLOTHIER, 80, wealthy Philadelphia businessman and sportsman, longtime horseman and tennis player (national singles champion in 1906 and a member of the first Davis Cup team), who persisted in sports in spite of many a broken bone, including one that kept him bedridden for his wedding ceremony; following a series of strokes, at his farm in Valley Forge, Pa.

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