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Tom Laris, chesty youngster from New York's George Washington H.S., bustled into lead at start, never gave it up until he had set new world indoor record of 4:16.9 for mile in AAU interscholastics at New York.

Judy Bell, 21, pretty U. of Arizona coed golfer from Wichita, gave ground to Marge Burns after building early lead, had to scramble back to win on 37th hole in South Atlantic Amateur at Ormond Beach, Fla.

Keith Gardner, long-legged Jamaica Olympian who now does his running for Nebraska, scissored over 60-yard low hurdles in quick 6.7, 1/10 of a second faster than world indoor record, at Boulder, Colo.

Betsy Snite, formful Norwich, Vt. skier, zigzagged through gates in good time to win slalom, added fifth in downhill to glide off with combined title in White Ribbon tournament at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Albie Pearson, Washington rookie and at 5 feet 6 the American League's shortest outfielder, also has reputation as golfer after beating Philadelphia's John Gray on 19th hole for Baseball Players' title at Miami.

Geoffrey Atkins, former world and U.S. champion, was at top of game in Tuxedo Gold Racquets tournament at Tuxedo Park, N.Y., beating newly crowned national champion Clarence Pell Jr. 15-1, 15-2, 15-4.

Edwin M. Lavino, Philadelphia industrialist, was honored at Lawrenceville (N.J.) School surprise party on opening of new field-house wing. Whole layout, given by Lavino, is bigger than Madison Square Garden.