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Paul O'Shea, young Rye, N.Y. engineering consultant for Mercedes who was nation's leading amateur driver last year, was presented with first annual SI award "in recognition of high point total in U.S. national sports car races in 1955."

Sandra Ruddick, pretty 23-year-old Indianapolis mother of two, moved gracefully to women's all-round gymnastics title and berth on U.S. Olympic team despite wrenched left shoulder suffered in preliminaries at Penn State.

James A. Farley, politico-sportsman and oldtime first baseman, accepted gold medal from Metropolitan AAU in New York, offered practical advice to embattled officials. His suggestion: a worldwide canvass of amateur policies.

Frank Umont, onetime pro footballer turned umpire, defied tradition, wore glasses for game between Kansas City and Detroit, looked at it philosophically: "I expect to be ribbed...but I don't expect it will worry me."

Hillman Robbins, young Memphis auto salesman, had trouble with his putter but dropped five-footer for bogey 5 on last hole, good enough to squeeze past Bill Hyndman, 1 up, in North and South Amateur final at Pinehurst, N.C.