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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

Jan. 24, 1955
Jan. 24, 1955

Table of Contents
Jan. 24, 1955

Pat On The Back
  • A salute to those who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not yet its tallest headlines

Hockey
Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS EXAMINE 1955 ON ITS EARLY FORM, INCLUDING NEWS FROM WILLIE MAYS AND AN ESKIMO NAMED PUPPYGITWOK—AND SOME WORDS ABOUT COMMON SENSE AND COMMON HONESTY IN U.S. BOXING

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Skiing
Motor Sports
A Place To Be
Sporting Look
  • BLAZERS 36

    You don't have to be a musical comedy man or own a yacht to follow this year's most versatile clothing revival—the blazer

Basketball
Bridge
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the Jan. 24, 1955 issue Original Layout

Herman Wyatt, long-legged former San Jose State College star now representing Armed Forces, doffed one shoe, leaped 6 ft. 10 in. for new world indoor high jump record in K of C games at Boston.

Albert Wiggins, flashy Ohio State sophomore, used freestyle, butterfly and backstroke to set new U.S. and national collegiate mark of 1:26.9 for 150-yard individual medley in dual meet against Miami, O. at Columbus, O.

Ted Scherer. 17-year-old Coffeyville H.S. star, broke national interscholastic 100-yard breaststroke 20-yard-course record for second time in week at Coffeyville, Kan. Scherer's 1:00.5 against Wyandotte H.S. was full second faster than time against Wichita East, 1.2 seconds better than own recognized standard.

Poona II, fast-moving Irish-bred chestnut colt, outran Miz Clementine, Duke's Lea, favored Determine, sped mile-and-sixteenth in world record-breaking 1:40[4/5] in $18,100 San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif.

BASKETBALL

Kentucky, nation's No. 1 team, got back in winning stride, rolled over once-beaten DePaul 92-59, whipped Tulane 58-44 with second-half spurt.

Maryland came from behind in last five minutes, upset second-ranked North Carolina State 68-64 for ninth in row after belting South Carolina 68-52.

North Carolina State bounced back from Maryland loss, edged Wake Forest 75-73 in overtime on Phil Dinardo's field goal with nine seconds left. State began week by outrunning high-scoring Furman 105-81.

Alabama beat Mississippi State 99-73, upset Auburn 99-78 for Tigers' first defeat, moved into first-place tie with Vanderbilt in Southeastern Conference.

Richmond nosed out VPI 63-61, battered William & Mary 92-71 on Ed Harrison's phenomenal shooting (13 for 17 field goals) for sixth Southern Conference win.

TCU continued at top of Southwest Conference standings, trimmed Texas 79-64, nosed out SMU 77-73. Dick O'Neal scored 42 points, including 18 foul shots for new circuit record, against Texas.

George Washington made bid for higher ranking, trounced VMI 104-52, William & Mary 79-65.

La Salle got unexpected resistance from Muhlenberg, went into zone defense, won 88-79, then swarmed all over Lebanon Valley 112-70 as Tom Gola scored 31 points, picked off 36 rebounds.

Duquesne stormed back after 68-67 setback by Dayton, beat hustling Fordham 67-56. Dick Ricketts, still hobbled by injured ankle, got only two field goals but dropped in 11 fouls and Si Green took up slack with 22 points. Big Ed Conlin, Ram All-America candidate, got 27.

Holy Cross's Tom Heinsohn collected 86 points in three games, paced Crusaders to wins over Notre Dame 93-57, Rhode Island 99-64, Boston University 58-45.

Illinois shot over Purdue's zone defense, ended seven-game Boilermaker streak 83-73, rallied in last quarter to beat Ohio State 86-78, tied Minnesota for Big Ten lead. State's Robin Freeman, nation's leading scorer, piled up 33 points but Illinois' little Bill Ridley proved too much for both rivals.

Minnesota kept pace with Illinois, knocked off Indiana's defending champions 88-74, with Dick Garmaker matching Don Schlundt's 30-point output, rolled over Purdue 102-88.

Marquette stretched winning streak to 13, longest in nation, beat Loyola of Chicago 92-77, 80-67, upset talented Louisville 82-78.

Cincinnati surprised Dayton 85-78 after Flyers sneaked past Duquesne 68-67 on substitute Ray Dieringer's only field goal of game with seven seconds to play.

Missouri outran, outshot Kansas State 94-85 in high-scoring game, but dropped to No. 8 in AP poll.

San Francisco's tight defense, gangling Bill Russell's scoring and rebounding earned Dons wins over San Jose State 56-30, Santa Clara 54-44, College of Pacific 62-49 and jump to No. 3 in nation.

UCLA scored double victory over Southern California, 70-67, 76-64 in torrid Pacific Coast Conference battles.

Stanford got by California 59-57, 75-67, remained deadlocked with UCLA in standings. Long set shot by Ron Tomsic with one second to play accounted for two-point Stanford victory; California's Bob McKeen scored 23 points in second game, set new four-year record of 628 for Southern Division.

Utah walloped Utah State 88-55, Montana 91-85. Sharpshooting Art Bunte rolled up 43 points against State, set new Skyline Conference record, added 26 against Montana.

Boston Celtics hit century mark four times, powered to wins over Ft. Wayne Pistons 119-110, N.Y. Knickerbockers 116-100, 102-98, Minneapolis Lakers 100-95, took half-game lead over Syracuse Nationals in Eastern Division of National Basketball Association.

Ft. Wayne outscored Milwaukee Hawks 89-78, broke four-game losing streak, remained comfortably ahead of second-place Lakers in Western Division.

FOOTBALL

West scored 10 points in final quarter, rallied to whip East 26-19 in Pro Bowl classic at Los Angeles. Detroit's LaVern Torgeson intercepted East pass, ran it back 35 yards, set up winning touchdown plunge by San Francisco's bruising Joe Perry.

Eddie Erdelatz, whose Navy team climaxed successful season, including fourth win over Army in five years, by trouncing Mississippi in Sugar Bowl, signed new five-year contract to coach Middies at reported $17,000 per year, ended rumor of job with Los Angeles Rams.

Jack Mitchell, 30-year-old former Oklahoma quarterback who led Wichita University to 9-1 record last year, walked out on 10-year contract, was named to replace Bowden Wyatt at Arkansas.

TRACK AND FIELD
Gunnar Neilsen, 26-year-old Dane, made U.S. debut in K of C games at Boston, came from 30 yards behind with sensational final lap kick, beat Fred Dwyer in spectacular 4:07.9 mile for new meet record. Other noteworthy performances: Charley Jenkins, up-and-coming Villanova sophomore, charged past fading Tom Courtney of Fordham in 600-yard run, finished nine yards ahead of Lou Jones in 1:10; Ron Delaney, Irish half-mile champion now a Villanova freshman, won 1,000-yard event in 2:10.2; the Rev. Bob Richards cleared 15 ft. 3¾ in. to take pole vault; Horace Ashenfelter pulled away from Fred Wilt to win two-mile run in 9:03.4; Harrison Dillard, veteran Olympic champion, won 45-yard hurdles in 0:05.9; Rod Richard of Armed Forces nipped Villanova's George Sydnor in 50-yard dash in 0:05.4.

BOXING

Rocky Castellani's hit-and-clutch style tied up exasperated Holly Mims of Washington, D.C., gave light-punching Clevelander 12-round decision in middleweight elimination bout at Cleveland.

Duilio Loi, European lightweight champion from Italy and second-ranking challenger for Jimmy Carter's crown, showed durability, little punching power, took 10-rounder from roughhousing Glen Flanagan of St. Paul, Minn, in first U.S. start at Miami Beach, Fla.

Sandy Saddler agreed to first featherweight title defense since 1951, signed to meet veteran Teddy (Red Top) Davis of Hartford, Conn. Feb. 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

FISHING
James O'Donnell, Chevy Chase, Md. attorney, snared eight fish and 560 points to win individual honors, led his Ocean City Light Tackle Club to team title in three-day International Light Tackle Sail-fish Tournament at West Palm Beach, Fla. Dethroned champion Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox slugger, finished far behind with two catches, told reporters he planned to fish this summer, would definitely retire from baseball.

GOLF

Cary Middlecoff, 1949 National Open champion, shot sub-par 71 on final round, finished with 54-hole total of 209, four strokes ahead of Julius Boros and Paul McGuire, captured $15,000 Bing Crosby pro-amateur at Pebble Beach, Calif.

Mrs. Jackie Pung, stocky, long-driving pro from Honolulu, took Sea Island's Women's Open with 151, at Sea Island, Ga.

SPEED SKATING
Don McDermott of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. captured 500-, 1,500-, 5,000-and 10,000-meter races in Eastern Olympic speed skating trials at Grossinger, N.Y., qualified for place in National Olympic final tryouts Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at St. Paul.

HORSE RACING
Scimitar, winless since 1953, fought off Helianthus in stretch, won by head in driving finish of $41,500 Tropical Handicap at Tropical Park, Coral Gables, Fla.

SOCCER
Penn State, named outstanding U.S. college team by Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association, and Temple each placed two men on All-American varsity picked by National Soccer Coaches Association.

HOCKEY
Detroit Red Wings blanked Boston Bruins 4-0, N.Y. Rangers 3-0, edged Montreal Canadiens 4-3, moved into first place in National Hockey League standings, two points ahead of slumping Canadiens.

AUTO RACING
Juan Manuel Fangio, daredevil Argentinian who won title in 1954, braved 104° heat, pushed his Mercedes-Benz at average speed of approximately 75 mph, won Argentine Grand Prix, year's first championship race, at Buenos Aires.

MILEPOSTS

HONORED—Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, 80, dean of American trainers, 60-year veteran of racing; selected for special award for "outstanding contribution to racing over a period of years," named top trainer for 1954, by N.Y. Turf Writers Association.

DIED—Ivan J. Geiger, 45, Massachusetts Institute of Technology athletic director; at Newton, Mass.

DIED—Magnus Satre, 50, Norway-born skier, six-time national jumping and crosscountry champion, member of both Norway (1932) and U.S. (1936) Olympic teams; at Salisbury, Conn.

DIED—William H. (Bill) Dinneen, 78, onetime major league pitcher and umpire; of heart condition, at Syracuse, N.Y. Dinneen won three World Series games for Boston Red Sox in 1903, pitched no-hitter against Chicago White Sox in 1905, became umpire four years later.

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

BOBSLEDDING

Fairchild McCarthy, Cambridge, Mass., Macklin Cup 1-man race, St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Josef Le Boufe, Baton Rouge, La. and William Williams. Rockingham, N.C., European jr. championship, St. Moritz, Switzerland.

BOWLING
(Central States Bowling Assn. Tournament. Battle Creek, Mich.)

Strohs Beers, Detroit, actual & handicap divisions, with 3,150 pins.
Tom Hennessey, Strohs Beers, Detroit, actual & handicap all-events, with 2,007 pins.
Bob Goike, Detroit, singles actual, with 707 pins.
John Clement, Detroit, singles handicap, with 689-20-709 pins.
J. Norris and A. Butler, Chicago, doubles actual, with 1,307 pins; doubles handicap, with 1,333 pins.

BOXING

Willie Bean, 12-round split decision over Howard King, heavyweights, Richmond, Calif.
Bobby Jones, 10-round decision over Charley Salas, middleweights, San Francisco.
Joe Miceli and Italo Scortichini, 10-round draw, welterweights, Miami.
Wally Thom, 10-round decision over Somdez Yontrakit, welterweights, Bangkok.
Hector Constance and Johnny Brown, 10-round draw, welterweights, New York.
Del Flanagan, 10-round decision over Bob Rossie, welterweights, St. Paul.
Carl Coates, 10-round split decision over Armand Savoie, lightweights, Montreal.
Don Jordan, 12-round decision over Lauro Salas, lightweights, Los Angeles.
Bobby Bell, 10-round decision over Rudy Garcia, featherweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dai Dower, 3-round KO over Willibald Koch, flyweights, Cardiff, Wales.
Tanny Campo, 12-round decision over Hiroyuki Tezaki, for Orient flyweight title, Tokyo.

CURLING
The Country Club Of Brookline, Mass., rink 1, over Schenectady, rink 2, 12-11, Archibald Douglas Medal, Mt. Hope, N.Y.

FIELD TRIALS
Dust Devil, Amateur All-Age Stakes, Pinehurst, N.C.

GOLF

Antonio Cerda, Argentina, Panama Open, with 273, Panama.
Col. Ira F. Wintermute, Paine AFB, Washington, over Capt. Robert E. Stafford, in sudden-death playoff, Air Defense Command championship, Pebble Beach, Calif.

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HOCKEY
Natl. Hockey League

1. Detroit
W-27: L-12; T-5
Pts.: 59

Boston
4-0

Montreal
4-3

New York
3-0

2. Montreal
W-25; L-12; T-7
Pts.: 57

Detroit
3-4

Boston
0-6

3. Toronto
W-19; L-12; T-13
Pts.: 51

New York
0-0

Boston
4-2

Chicago
4-2

4. Boston
W-13; L-17; T-12
Pts.: 38

Chicago
1-1

Detroit
0-4

Toronto
2-4

Montreal
6-0

5. New York
W-10; L-23; T-12
Pts.: 32

Toronto
0-0

Chicago
6-2

Detroit
0-3

6. Chicago
W-8; L-26; T-9
Pts.: 25

Boston
1-1

NewYork
2-6

Toronto
2-4

HORSE RACING

SURGENTE: $24 650 El Encino Handicap. 1¼ m., by 1 length, in 2:04, Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif. Rogelio Trejos up.
BATTLE DANCE: $18,100 Los Feliz Stakes, 7 f., by½ length, in 1:21 3/5, Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif. Eddie Arcaro up.

SHOOTING

Mrs. William Isetts, Kenosha, Wis., European women's clay pigeon championship, with 126 pts., Cairo.
Seifuallah Ghaleb, Egypt, European men's clay pigeon championship, with 184 pts., Cairo.

SKIING

Keith Wegeman, Univ. of Colorado, Norge Ski Club tournament jumping title, with 228.5 pts., Chicago.
Egil Stigum, Dartmouth College, Eastern giant slalom championship, in 56 & 55.2, Woodstock, Vt.
Bob Skinner, Mt. Sunapee, N.H., USEASA slalom title, 1:04.4 & 1:01.6, Manchester, Vt.
Max Eberle, Dumont, N.J., USEASA Veteran's downhill championship, in 1:13.2, Manchester, Vt.
Einar Sissener, Boston, N.Y. State jumping title, with 204.8 pts., Bear Mountain, N.Y.
Anderl Molterer, Austria, men's combined championship & intl. Hahnenkamm downhill race, Kitzbuehel, Austria.
Thea Hochleitner, Austria, women's combined championship, Kitzbuehel, Austria.

TENNIS
(Florida West Coast tournament, St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Eddie Moylan, Trenton, N.J., over Al Harum, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, men's singles title.
Doris Hart, Coral Gables, Fla., over Shirley Fry, 7-9, 6-4, 7-5, women's singles title.
Sidney Schwartz, Brooklyn, N.Y., and MOYLAN, over Ed Rubinoff and Harum, by default, men's doubles title

RESULTS OF 100 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Army 73—NYU 59
Carnegie T. 66—Penn St.56
Columbia 82—Cornell 62
Cornell 56—Yale 55
Dartmouth 54—Penn 52
Dayton 68—Duquesne 67
Duquesne 67—Fordham 56
Fordham 71—Columbia 68
Holy Cross 93—Notre Dame 57
Holy Cross 99—Rh. Island 64
Holy Cross 58—Boston U. 45
La Salle 88—Muhlenberg 79
LaSalle 112—Leb. Valley 70
Manhattan 73—Navy 68
Niagara 68—Canisius 64
Niagara 82—Colgate 64
Penn 96—Brown 70
Penn St. 107—Syracuse 85
Pitt 76—Penn St. 66
Princeton 62—Dartmouth 50
Princeton 63—Harvard 54
Syracuse 91—Pitt 85
Villanova 96—Xavier 73
W. Forest 71—Seton Hall 63
Yale 73—Brown 63

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 99—Miss. St. 73
Alabama 99—Auburn 78
Arkansas 73—Baylor 63
Auburn 85—Mississippi 81
Duke 75—Clemson 66
Duke 82—S. Carolina 64
Duke 109—Virginia 89
Florida St. 90—Georgia 81
Furman 111—Ga. Tech 95
Geo. Wash. 104—VMI 52
Geo. Wash. 79—Wm.&Mary 65
Georgia 67—Tulane 65
Houston 107—Texas A&M 66
Kentucky 92—DePaul 59
Kentucky 58—Tulane 44
L'ville 100—Georgetown 80
Marquette 82—Louisville 78
Maryland 68—S. Carolina 52
Maryland 68—N. Car. St. 64
Mississippi 81—Ga. Tech 60
N. Carolina 96—Virginia 87
N. Carolina 73-S. Carolina 64
N. Carolina 95—Clemson 87
N. Car. St. 105—Furman 81
N. Car. St. 75—W. Forest 73
Rice 58—Texas 52
Richmond 63—VPI 61
Richmond 92—Wm. & Mary 71
SMU 93—Texas A&M 69
Tennessee 71—Tulane 58
Tennessee 76—LSU 68
TCU 79—Texas 64
TCU 77—SMU 73
Vanderbilt 71—Ga. Tech 69
Vanderbilt 72—Miss. St. 52

WEST

Cincinnati 85—Dayton 78
Colorado 65—Kansas 54
Detroit 91—Drake 76
Illinois 83—Purdue 73
Illinois 86—Ohio St. 78
Iowa 94—Michigan St. 81
Iowa St. 105—Oklahoma 76
Marquette 92—Loyola 77
Marquette 80—Loyola 67
Michigan 90—Wisconsin 63
Michigan St. 84—Michigan 82
Minnesota 88—Indiana 74
Minnesota 102—Purdue 88
Missouri 94—Kansas St. 85
Nebraska 69—Kansas St. 59
Nebraska 66—Kansas 62
Notre Dame 82—N'western 74
Okla. A&M 69—Wichita 53
Tulsa 67—Wichita 65
Wisconsin 77—Indiana 66

FAR WEST

Brig. Young 92—Montana 76
Colo. A&M 65—Denver 57
Oregon 68—Wash. St. 45
Oregon 76—Wash. St. 63
Oregon 82—Idaho 59
Oregon 41—Idaho 40
Oregon St. 66—Washington 38
Oregon St. 70—Washington 63
San Fran. 56—San Jose St.30
San Fran. 54—Santa Clara 44
San Fran. 62—Coll.-Pac. 49
Santa Clara 69—St. Mary's 57
Stanford 59—California 57
Stanford 75—California 67
UCLA 70—S. California 67
UCLA 76—S. California 64
Utah 88—Utah St 55
Utah 91—Montana 58
Wyoming 61—Denver 57
Wyoming 72—N. Mexico 56

BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)

Team standings this week, with points figured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (first-place votes in parentheses):

Points

1—Kentucky (55)

926

2—North Carolina State (6)

590

3—San Francisco (14)

520

4—La Salle (4)

503

5—Duquesne (3)

391

6—Maryland (12)

338

7—Illinois (1)

283

8—Missouri (3)

280

9—George Washington

243

10—Utah and UCLA (tie)

208

RUNNERS-UP: 12, Alabama (2) 124; 13, Richmond 109; 14, Minnesota (1) 91; 15. Marquette (2) 83.

PROFESSIONALS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

EASTERN DIVISION

1. Boston
W-21; L-16
Pct.: .568

Ft. Wayne
119-110

N.Y.
116-100
102-98

Minn.
100-95

2. Syracuse
W-21; L-17
Pct.: .553

Minn.
82-93

Ft. Wayne
100-83

Roch.
90-85

3. New York
W-19; L-19
Pct.: .500

Bost.
100-116
98-102

Ft. Wayne
97-83
106-87

4. Philadelphia
W-15; L-20
Pct.: .429

Minn.
102-96
98-106

Milw.
84-86
93-88

WESTERN DIVISION

Ft. Wayne
W-26; L-13
Pct.: .667

Bost.
110-119

Syr.
83-100

N.Y.
83-97
87-106

Milw.
89-78

2. Minneapolis
W-20; L-19
Pct.: .513

Syr.
93-82

Roch.
102-88
90-93

Phila.
96-102
106-98

Bost.
95-100

3. Rochester
W-15; L-21
Pct.: .417

Milw.
90-93

Minn.
88-102
93-90

Syr.
85-90

4. Milwaukee
W-13; L-25
Pct.: .342

Roch.
93-90

Phila.
86-84
88-93

Ft. Wayne
78-89