Sport: Red Bank Boating

Four snorting speedboats, at the starter's gun, skittered and skimmed away over the Shrewsbury River at Red Bank, N. J., one day last week. One broke a rudder. One turned a flipflop. One's motor languished. Sole survivor was the Imp, owned and driven by Richard Farnsworth Hoyt (Hayden Stone & Co., director of 44 corporations, 20 aviation companies), which roared on lustily to win the gold cup, prime trophy of U. S. speedboating. Imp won all three heats, in the first attained a speed of 51.9 m.p.h., fastest gold cup time since restrictions on...

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