Joan Johnson, 32, tennis coach at Los Angeles State College and holder of eight national public park titles herself, returned to her native Michigan to win three more championships, sweeping the national public park singles, doubles and mixed doubles in Detroit.
George Oliver, 50, led Milwaukee to victory in the national 20-goal polo championship by scoring four times against Santa Barbara ( Calif.) in the finals after his face was badly cut. While his teammates drank victory champagne, Oliver was getting 80 stitches.
Jennie Hodges, 19, of Birmingham, a sophomore at Auburn, stylishly splashed through the jump, slalom and tricks events of the women's national water ski championships at Callaway Gardens, Ga. to win the overall title with a perfect score of 3,000 points.
Dick Pond set three records in speed trials during the professional outboard races at Sanford Lake, Mich.: Class D hydro, 84.308 mph; Class C runabout, 72 mph; Class B, 77.586 mph. An auto mechanic. Pond also won the C runabout event for his seventh world title
Bert Munro, 63, toted his remodeled 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle all the way from his home in New Zealand to the Bonneville Salt Flats annual speed trials, where he set a two-way mark of 162.149—a world record, although it didn't last through the week.
Mike Riley, 17, a redhead from San Diego, played through a heal wave in Huntington, W. Va. and won the jaycee junior golf tournament by one stroke. He birdied three straight holes on the last nine to overtake challenger Mark Silvers of Savannah.