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A roundup of the sports information of the week

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING—After aerial search failed to spot 32 members of 34-man Japanese expedition, missing for five weeks and feared lost after setting out to establish camp at 20,000 feet on unconquered Gauri Sankar, astride Nepal-Tibet border, five-man search team found them safe at mountainside village.

INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—Lined up at Hyde Park Corner, London, in order of age—1896 to 1904—249 vintage autos rolled off in 54-mile annual London-Brighton run. All who finished within nine hours received gold medals for punctual arrival.

HOCKEY—Montreal Canadiens, putting seventh straight victory on ice, widened their NHL lead by handing New York Rangers humiliating 8-2 defeat. Giving Rangers lesson in game, Canadien masked Goalie Jacques Plante (see page 14) had to make only 18 stops against 44 for Rangers' Gump Worsley. Two nights later cellar-dwelling Chicago Black Hawks, trailing Rangers by half game, rallied from half-time 0-2 score to tie Canadiens 2-2.

BOXING—Spotting his opponent 10 years and four pounds, Flyweight Champion Pascual Perez, 33, Argentina, put his title on the block against only fighter who has beaten him in 54 professional fights, Sadao Yaoita, Japan. In close scrap at Osaka, Perez drew first blood in fourth, finally dropped Yaoita in 13th for five count, moments later put him away with left uppercut and right to head.

Barrelling out of his corner at first sound of gong in fight at Syracuse, Mike DeJohn floored Charlie Powell with his second punch, popped him down twice more for automatic TKO in 47 seconds of first round. Queried a startled Powell, "You mean it's the third time already?"

HORSE RACING—Seesawing with Amerigo for most of 1-mile Trenton Handicap at Garden State Park, Greek Star (19 to 1) sloshed home half length ahead. Favorite First Landing, last year's 2-year-old champion, making comeback try after troublesome kidney ailment, found distance too much, finished a fading fifth.