Marilyn Bell, 20, freckled and pretty Canadian who proved her endurance by being first to swim Lake Ontario, later conquered English Channel, received her award, was named to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Joe Gordon, onetime second baseman for Yankees and Indians, last year manager of San Francisco's PCL champions, has been hired by Frank Lane to replace Bobby Bragan, "bring order out of chaos" in Cleveland.
Terry Gathercole, another of Australia's young men in a hurry, warmed up for Empire Games by breaking three world breast-stroke records at Brisbane: 1:12.4 for 110 yards, 2:36.5 for 200 meters and 220 yards.
Mrs. Evelyn Mull, Malvern, Pa. housewife and mother of three children, one of them married, still finds time to race fast cars, last week drove AC Bristol to victory in production race at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Max Conrad, 55, grandfather, dreamer, poet, author, athlete, musician whose occupation is flying small planes across ocean for delivery, made 34th flight, landed at Palermo, Sicily, weary but grinning.
Darlene Hard, Pomona College coed who was Wimbledon finalist in 1957, passed up trip abroad to take crack at USLTA college girls' title, breezed to final at St. Louis, where she beat Owen McHaney 6-3, 6-4.
Carl Stockholm, Chicago businessman and former cycling star, has been named chairman of organizing committee for 1959 Pan-American Games, will have big job of coordinating activities for some 200 events.