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September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956


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Ft. Wayne Dairymen, representing U.S., turned back Hawaii 2-0 behind three-hit pitching of Pete Olson to win Global World Series (see below), which attracted teams from eight nations.

Olympic hopefuls in canoeing, cycling and walking feverishly paddled, peddled and heeled-and-toed across nation, gave U.S. another group of would-be gold medal winners. Those picked for canoeing at Bear Mountain, N.Y.: Frank B. Havens of Vienna, Va.; Robert O'Brien, Ken Wilson and Ed Houston of New York; Frank Krick and John Haas of Philadelphia; Gabe Merwin of Canton, Ohio; George Byers and Richard Moran of Boston; John Pagkos of Yonkers, N.Y. and Russell Dermond of New Milford, N.J. For cycling at San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.: Erhard Neumann, George Van Meter and Joe Becker of St. Louis (see below); Jack Disney of Pasadena; Allen Bell of San Jose; Richard Cortwright of Buffalo. For walking at Baltimore: Air Force Captain Adolf Weinacker of Detroit.


Career Boy let stablemate Fisherman help kill off early pace, surged up in stretch to outdo Find and Mister Gus by length in $100,000 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City after favorite Swaps came up lame and was scratched (see page 18).

Jet Action, in contention all way under able ride by Walter Blum, waged head-to-head duel with Admiral Vee, pushed his nose in front at wire to take $28,750 Sysonby Handicap at Belmont Park.

Cambremer, U.S.-owned (by Ralph Strassburger of Norristown, Pa.) 8 to 1 shot, treated Queen Elizabeth and 250,000 to strong finish, won St. Leger Stakes, last of Britain's classic races, at Doncaster.


Carmen Basilio, bony-faced slugger from Chittenango, N.Y., dedicated to regaining welterweight title taken away from him in Chicago, left nothing to chance this time, hammering Johnny Saxton relentlessly until referee stopped fight in ninth at Syracuse (see page 19).

Ralph (Tiger) Jones, no tiger this night, carefully waltzed through 10-rounder with novice Middleweight Wilfie Greaves, latest IBC buildup candidate, to take decision in TV bout at Washington.


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