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Lucy Hannah of Franconia, N.H., 17-year-old daughter of former Olympian Sel Hannah, won downhill, giant slalom, placed second to Sunny Snite in Alpine combined in Eastern junior championships at Stowe, Vt.

Porky Oliver, beefy, affable longtime pro who hasn't had big payday in two years, finally made it in Houston Open, finishing with 67 for 281 to win $4,300. Said 224-pound Porky: "All I can say is I played good."

Albert (Jack) Johnson, leanish pro who holds world open court tennis title, shrugged off pain from abscessed ear, skillfully and speedily beat James Dunn 6-4, 6-4, 5-6, 6-3 for U.S. open crown in New York.

Betty Cuthbert, pretty Aussie sprinter who carted off three gold medals at Melbourne, is faster than ever these days. Pushed by Marlene Mathews, Betty last week tied world record of 10.4 for 100-yard dash at Sydney.

Mrs. Peggy Carrott, Greenwich, Conn. socialite who plays better than fair game of squash racquets, defeated Mrs. Edith I. Beatty 15-11, 15-10, 15-8 to retain her women's senior singles title at Philadelphia.

Andree Dufraisse, durable French pedaler, his long hair waving in breeze, pushed his bike in front at start, kept it there for full length of course to win world cross-country cycling championship in 1:11:12 at Limoges.

Fred Walker Jr., latest member of illustrious major league family and son of oldtime Dodger star Dixie, has signed $50,000 bonus contract with St. Louis, will pitch for Houston under watchful eye of Uncle Harry.