Kenny Mikes, hard-running Purdue halfback, was one happy fellow after his recovery of fumble and subsequent 34-yard scoring dash on draw play gave Boilermakers clinching touchdown in 20-13 upset victory over Michigan State last Saturday.
Mrs. Ogden Phipps, society sportswoman whose interest in Thoroughbreds has been concentrated on jumpers, won her third successive Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase at Belmont, when heavily weighted Neji came through like true champion (see below).
Pat Smythe, England's top equestrian, gave U.S. fans sample of her skill, faultlessly guiding Flanagan to win in first jumping event as Pennsylvania National Horse Show opened at Harrisburg, breaking three-year monopoly of General Mariles' Mexicanteam.
Mrs. John B. Kelly Jr., attractive wife of three-time Olympic sculler, sister-in-law of Princess Grace of Monaco and onetime AAU backstroke champion who represented U.S. in 1952 Olympics, has been named women's swim coach at U. of Pennsylvania.
Frank J. Shaughnessy, president of International League, moved in on New York area, claiming Jersey City territory for his Triple-A circuit. Always optimistic, Shag characterized maneuver thus; "The first big step in becoming a third major league."