A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

February 14, 1955

RECORD BREAKERS

•Gunnar Nielsen, long-striding Danish pressman, unleashed terrific last lap kick, swept past Wes Santee and Fred Dwyer, cracked Santee's week-old world indoor mile record by 2/10 seconds with 4:03.6 clocking in Millrose Games' Wanamaker Mile in New York.

•Santee was timed in 3:48.3 for 1,500 meters in same race, snapped Glenn Cunningham's 17-year-old world mark of 3:48.4.

•Don McDermott of Englewood Cliffs, N.J. flashed 500 meters in 0:42.8; Chuck Burke, Chicago steamfitter, sped 10,000 meters in 18:41.3 for new U.S. records, won places on U.S. Olympic speed skating team in trials at St. Paul, Minn.

•Dick Fadgen of North Carolina State covered distance in 2:26.5, established new U.S. mark for 200-yard breaststroke, joined State's 400-yard medley relay team in 3:56.3 record-breaking race at Raleigh, N.C.

•Iowa State's Jim Balleau, Pete Janss, Sandy Stewart, Jim McKevitt swam 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:24.7, set new U.S. and national collegiate standards for 20-yard course at Ames, Iowa. Old records: 3:26.4 (U.S.); 3:26.9 (college).

BASKETBALL

Georgia Tech pulled another major upset, beat Kentucky 65-59 for second time in month, dropped losers to No. 2 in AP poll. Tech's iron men outfought bigger Wildcats off boards, led all way. Little Joe Helms (24 points) and Bobby Kimmel starred for Engineers, whose Coach John (Whack) Hyder exulted: "It's the greatest thing since Jan. 8." Kentucky bounced back to blast Florida 87-63, Mississippi 84-66; tired Tech bowed to Alabama 76 72.

San Francisco applied second-half pressure, whipped Loyola of Los Angeles 65-55, used reserves freely to trounce St. Mary's 69-48, jumped to No. 1 in nation.

Utah posted three easy wins, trimmed Los Angeles State 77-38, 81-49, Montana State 87-60, retained No. 5 ranking.

Oregon State maintained unbeaten record in Northern Division of Pacific Coast Conference, edged Idaho 59-52, 69-63.

UCLA rolled over California 83-64, 84-63, set stage for important Southern Division series with Stanford this weekend.

La Salle took pair from Georgetown 85-58, 74-46. Tom Gola scored 34 points (12 for 17 from field) in first game; Frank Blatcher tallied 20 in second.

Duquesne, on move again, turned back Niagara 65-48, Westminster 70-56, Bowling Green 64-54. Si Green got 58 points in three games, had help from Dick Ricketts.

North Carolina State came from behind in last six minutes, edged Virginia 98-91, then thrashed Clemson 119-85.

George Washington polished off Duke 92-73, overcame high-scoring Furman 76-71. Corky Devlin and Joe Petcavich were Colonial stars.

Marquette rallied in second half, won over Drake 64-60, stretched winning streak to 16, longest in country.

Iowa defeated Purdue 76-67, moved into tie with idle Minnesota for Big Ten lead.

TCU battered Texas A&M 92-62, set four foul-shooting records, beat Baylor 77-75 on Dick Neal's basket, strengthened hold on first place in Southwest Conference.

Syracuse Nationals beat N.Y. Knickerbockers 77-75 after three straight losses, grabbed full game lead over Boston Celtics, who bowed to last-place Philadelphia Warriors 113-109 in Eastern Division of NBA.

Ft. Wayne Pistons lost to Knicks, Rochester Royals, roared back to take three in row from Syracuse, Philadelphia, Rochester, remained five games in front of Minneapolis Lakers in Western Division.

TRACK AND FIELD

Gunnar Nielsen's record-smashing 4:03.6 victory in Wanamaker Mile highlighted Millrose Games in New York, set pace for other outstanding performances. Norway's front-running Audun Boysen ran away from Villanova's Ron Delany in half-mile, set meet record of 1:51; Mai Whitfield held off Lou Jones, won by inches in 600-yard run in 1:10.8; Rod Richard upset Art Bragg in 60-yard sprint in 0:06.2; veteran Harrison Dillard won 60-yard high hurdles, equaled own meet record of 0:07.2; Horace Ashenfelter outran rivals in 9:04 two-mile; the Rev. Bob Richards maintained superiority in pole vault with 15-foot, 2-inch leap; Parry O'Brien put shot 56 feet, 7 inches; Herman Wyatt, John Hall, Charles Holding, Laverne Smith of Armed Forces, Phil Reavis of Villanova finished in five-way high jump tie at 6 feet, 7½ inches.

Marjorie Larney of New York hurled discus 122 feet, 2 inches; Amelia Wershoven of New York tossed javelin 138 feet, 10 inches, established indoor records, led qualifiers for U.S. women's team in Pan-American games in National AAU senior meet at Chicago.

BOXING

Kid Gavilan, mambo-dancing ex-welterweight king, made little use of right hand, relied upon left hooks and jabs, showed brief flashes of former skill, won 10-round split decision over hard-hitting but slow-thinking Ernie Durando in New York.

Seraphin Ferrer, unbeaten young French lightweight champion, shot right to chin, floored former world titleholder Paddy DeMarco, who got up from canvas at five, was counted out while clutching ropes in fifth round at Paris.

Keeny Teran, scrappy Los Angeles battler who overcame addiction to dope, hurled assortment of punches at top speed, stopped Johnny Ortega in 10th round of 12-rounder billed for "American flyweight championship" at Hollywood, Calif.

Bobo Olson, scheduled to defend middleweight title against tough-guy Joey Giardello in Chicago March 23, changed mind, refused to meet challenger until latter is cleared of assault charges pending in Philadelphia.

HORSE RACING

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's Social Outcast, 13-20 favorite to win $69,200 McLennan Handicap at Hialeah Park, Fla., got fierce stretch battle from long-shot Artismo, barely squeezed home in photo-finish in prep for $100,000 Widener Handicap.

Blue Butterfly, Irish-bred mare, swept into lead at turn, fought off Miz Clementine, captured $56,500 Santa Margarita Handicap, won filly and mare championship of Santa Anita, Calif. meeting.

Boston Doge, Paul Andolino's unbeaten colt, responded to urging of Jockey Eric Guerin, came from behind with brilliant burst of speed, charged to eighth straight victory in seven-furlong $20,500 Bahamas Stakes at Hialeah Park.

GOLF
Gene Littler, smooth-stroking young pro, broke three-way deadlock on final round, finished with 275, took Phoenix Open by stroke over Johnny Palmer and Billy Maxwell, pocketed $2,400.

SAILING

Hoot Mon, little 39-foot yawl skippered by Lockwood Pirie, finished fifth but took second straight 184-mile Miami-to-Nassau race on corrected time. Valiant, 52-year-old yawl, started from scratch, was first to cross finish line.

Carleton Mitchell's Finisterre, second to Hoot Mon in big event, braved high winds, heavy seas, won 30-mile Nassau Cup race two days later in 5:23 corrected time.

SKIING

Dartmouth piled up 579.8 points, captured own winter carnival at Hanover, N.H. Slick Chiharu (Chick) Igaya led Indians with victories in slalom, Alpine combined.

Rudy Maki of Ishpeming, Mich. leaped 270 and 259 feet through swirling snow, edged Chicago's Art Tokle by 1.3 points, won national jumping title at Leavenworth, Wash.

ICE SKATING
Johnny Werket, Gene Sandvig, Pat McNamara of Minneapolis, Ken Henry of Chicago, Art Longsjo of Fitchburg, Mass., Bill Carow of Madison, Wis. joined record-breakers Don McDermott and Chuck Burke on eight-man U.S. Olympic speed skating team after trials at St. Paul. McDermott and Henry were also named to represent U.S. in world championships at Moscow Feb. 19, 20.

FOOTBALL

Bob Voigts, sensitive to public criticism by Northwestern's scalp-hunting "N" Club, resigned after eight years. Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns star quarterback and former Northwestern All-America who recently announced retirement from pro football, was rumored as possible successor, but promptly eliminated self.

Gaynell (Gus) Tinsley was fired as head coach by LSU for "best interests of university athletic program"; T. P. (Red) Heard resigned as athletic director, confirming reported dissension at Baton Rouge, La. school.

Sammy Baugh, longtime Washington Redskins passing star from Sweetwater, Texas, signed five-year contract to coach Hardin-Simmons.

CRICKET
England accumulated 438 runs, defeated Australia by four runs, five wickets down, retained traditional Ashes in fourth test match at Adelaide.

FIELD TRIALS
Palamonium, Jimmy Hinton's brisk bird dog, covered 40 miles over rough terrain, flushed four stylish bevies, was named National Field Trial Club's free-for-all champion at Canton, Miss.

HOCKEY

Maurice (Rocket) Richard slammed home four goals, Montreal Canadiens crushed N.Y. Rangers 7-3, moved five points ahead of slipping Detroit Red Wings in National Hockey League.

Boston Bruins scored over Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit, tied Red Wings in two games, gained ground on third-place Toronto Maple Leafs.

BOBSLEDDING
Monroe Flagg of Saranac Lake, N.Y. zipped down Lake Placid's Mount Van Hoevenberg run four times in 4:46.67, captured National AAU four-man bobsled title. Two-man crown went to Bud Washbond of Keene Valley and Pat Martin of Massena, who covered four heats in 5:04.06.

MILEPOSTS

HONORED—President Dwight D. Eisenhower, golfer, sportsman, onetime West Point football and baseball player; named for William D. Richardson Trophy as "having made 1954's outstanding contribution to golf," by Golf Writers' Association.

HONORED—Vic Seixas and Tony Trabert, who won Davis Cup for U.S.; voted "persons who have rendered distinguished service to tennis in U.S. for 1954," by Lawn Tennis Writers' Association of America.

HONORED—John Franklin (Home Run) Baker and Raymond William Schalk, major league stars prior to 1930; elected to Hall of Fame, by special committee.

DIED—Ernest A. (Prof) Blood, 82, college and high school basketball coach for 54 years (1897-1951); of cerebral hemorrhage, at New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Blood's Passaic H.S. "wonder" teams won 159 consecutive games from 1919 to 1925.

RESULTS OF 100 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Cincinnati 88—Seton Hall 78
Cincinnati 83—Siena 63
Columbia 79—Brown 51
Columbia 76—Harvard 71
Duquesne 70—W'minster 56
Duquesne 65—Niagara 48
Fordham 70—Conn. 65
La Salle 74—Georgetown 46
Manhattan 88—St. John's 61
Mu'berg 91—Scranton 85
Niagara 72—Holy Cross 68
Penn 84—Cornell 76
Penn St. 78—Lehigh 37
Penn St. 77—W. Virginia 68
Seton Hall 67—J. Carroll 62
Syracuse 74—Holy Cross 70
Temple 83—St. Joseph's 82
Villanova 79—Fordham 69
W.Va. Tech. 127—Salem 81
Williams 88—Coast Guard 66

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 76—Ga. Tech 72
Arkansas 85—SMU 74
Auburn 78—Georgia 76
Dayton 73—W. Kentucky 67
Dayton 49—Murray St. 45
Duke 91—N. Carolina 68
Duke 115—W. Virginia 75
Florida 76—Alabama 74
Furman 86—S. Carolina 72
Furman 60—Virginia Tech 58
Geo. Wash. 92—Duke 73
Geo. Wash. 76—Furman 71
Ga. Tech 65—Kentucky 59
Kentucky 87—Florida 63
Kentucky 84—Mississippi 66
La Salle 85—Georgetown 58
Louisville 82—Ky. Wes. 67
Maryland 67—Wm. & Mary 62
Mississippi 89—LSU 69
N. Car. St. 98—Virginia 91
N. Car. St. 119—Clemson 85
Richmond 70—Va. Tech 65
Richmond 106—W. Va. 67
Tennessee 102—Florida 75
Texas 75—Arkansas 74
TCU 92—Texas A&M 62
TCU 77—Baylor 75
Tulane 69—Miss. St. 60
Tulane 81—LSU 57
Tulsa 72—Bradley 70
Vanderbilt 79—Auburn 74
W. Forest 120—Clemson 65
W. Forest 101—Davidson 51
W. Forest 96—Virginia 90

WEST

Colorado 86—Iowa St. 70
Drake 93—Detroit 86
Duquesne 64—Bowl. Gr. 54
Illinois 104—N'western 89
Indiana 87—Butler 56
Iowa 76—Purdue 67
Kansas St. 71—Oklahoma 60
Manhattan 71—DePaul 70
Marquette 64—Drake 60
Michigan 92—LA. State 39
Michigan St. 79—Purdue 72
Michigan St. 73—Neb. 62
Missouri 84—Iowa St. 67
Missouri 96—Oklahoma 61
N'western 96—Michigan 81
N. Dame 91—Loyola (Chi.) 83
Ohio St. 67—St. John's 61
Ohio St. 90—Indiana 87
Okla. A&M 67—St. Louis 54
Okla. A&M 75—Detroit 69
St. Louis 69—Tulsa 51
Wichita 80—Detroit 75

FAR WEST

Arizona 88—Bradley 77
Colo. ASM 55—Wyoming 49
Montana 69—Denver 55
Oregon 64—Washington 63
Oregon St. 59—Idaho 52
Oregon St. 69—Idaho 63
St. Mary's 89-S. Fr. St. 72
San Fran. 65—Loyola 55
San Fran. 69—St. Mary's 48
S. Clara 57—S. Jose St. 45
S. Clara 71—St. Mary's 51
Seattle 102—Portland 62
Seattle 98—Portland 83
Stanford 92—S. Cal. 78
Stanford 76—S. Cal. 60
UCLA 83—California 64
UCLA 84—California 63
Utah 81—LA. State 49
Utah 77—L.A. State 38
Utah 87—Montana St. 60
Utah St. 89—N. Mexico 63
Utah St. 65—Denver 64
Washington 54—Oregon 52
Wyoming 61—Okla. City 56

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OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING
Herb Thomas, Sanford, N.C., 100-m. Grand Natl. stock car race, with 59.6 mph avg. speed, in 1954 Hudson, W. Palm Beach, Fla.

BOXING

Johnny Arthur, 3-round TKO over Eddie (Red) Cameron, heavyweights, Edmonton.

Yolande Pompey, 4-round KO over Bobby Dawson, light heavyweights, Nottingham. England.

Gene Fullmer, 10-round decision over Marcel Assire, middleweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Pierre Langlois, 5-round KO over Fritz Wetzel, middleweights, Rouen, France.

Orlando Zulueta and DANNY JO PEREZ, 10-round draw, lightweights, New York.

Percy Bassett, 10-round split decision over Dave Gallardo, lightweights, Los Angeles.

DOG SHOWS
Tzigane Aggri Of Nashend (poodle), judged England's top dog, Crufts Show, London.

GOLF
Wiffi Smith, Los Angeles, and JOYCE ZISKE, Waterford, Wis., over Vonnie Colby and Mrs. Roslyn Swift Berger, 2 and 1, women's intl. 4-ball title, Hollywood, Fla.

HORSE RACING

JEAN'S JOE: $29,350 San Felipe Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by a neck, in 1:43, Santa Anita, Calif. Bill Boland up.

PORTERHOUSE: $23,450 San Carlos Handicap, 7 f. by¾, length, in 1:22 2/5, Santa Anita, Calif. Eddie Arcaro up.

EPIC KING: $13,757 Louisiana Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by a head, in 1:45.4, Fair Grounds, New Orleans. Bobby Permane up.

ICE SKATING

Sigge Ericsson, Sweden, European speed skating championship, with 205.960 pts., Falun, Sweden.

Ken Bartholomew, Minneapolis, sr. men's title, with 190 pts., 10,000 Lakes speed skating tournament, Minneapolis.

Pat Gibson, W. Allis, Wis., sr. women's title, with 150 pts., 10,000 Lakes speed skating tournament, Minneapolis.

MOTORBOATING
Ray Gassner, St. Petersburg, Fla., 10-m. Southland Sweepstakes, St. Petersburg.

POLO
L.I. Rough Riders, over Squadron A, 9-6, New York.

RACQUETS

Geoffrey Atkins, England, over Clarence Pell, 15-1, 15-6, 15-9, Canadian singles title, Montreal.

J. A. Wagg, England, and ATKINS, over Fred Derham and Pell, 7-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-10, Canadian doubles title, Montreal.

SKIING

Ragner Ulland, Seattle, jr. championship, with leaps of 252, 256 ft., natl. jumping tournament, Leavenworth, Wash.

Chiharu Igaya, Dartmouth, Gibson Trophy giant slalom, in combined time of 2:25 for two runs, N. Conway, N.H.

Bruce A. Leavitt, Franconia, N.H., boys' title, with 6.36 pts., Eastern amateur championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Bern Blikstad, Bear Mountain, N.Y., Telemark Trophy, with 201.4 pts.; President's Cup, with 105.2 pts., Bear Mountain, N.Y.

Earl Hitt, Detroit, and PAUL JACOBS, Iron Mountain, Mich., Class A title, with 142.3 pts., Lower Michigan Open championships, Mesick, Mich.

Univ. Of Washington, intl. intercollegiate meet, with 287.3 pts., Banff, Alta.

SQUASH RACQUETS
G. Diehl Mateer, Philadelphia, over Henri Salaun, 15-7, 15-9, 15-16, 12-15, 15-7, Canadian singles title, Montreal.

TENNIS

(Austin Smith Tournament, Ft. Lauderdale. Fla.)

Eddie Moylan, Trenton, N.J., over Johann Kupfer-burger, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, men's singles.

Carol Fageros, Coral Gables, Fla., over Marilyn Stock, 6-2, 6-2, women's singles.

TOBOGGANING
Tony Salvesen, Norway, world men's singles championship, in 8:08.59 for four heats, Oslo.

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

San Francisco (68)

1,107

2

Kentucky (19)

867

3

La Salle (3)

638

4

Duquesne

614

5

Utah (3)

559

6

George Washington (9)

398

7

North Carolina State

389

8

UCLA (1)

330

9

Marquette (6)

319

10

Illinois

198

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Maryland 197; 12, Minnesota (1) 146; 13, Alabama (3) 137; 14, Missour i 132; 15, Iowa (1) 106.

PROFESSIONALS

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

EASTERN DIVISION

1.

Syracuse
W-27; L-23
Pct.: .540

Ft. Wayne
85-104

Boston
88-114

Rochester
88-94

New York
77-75

2.

Boston
W-26; L-24
Pct.: .520

Phila.
107-122
109-113

Syracuse
114-88

New York
107-115

3.

New York
W-24; L-26
Pct.: .480

Ft. Wayne
91-84

Minneap.
81-96
83-90

Boston
115-107

Syracuse
75-77

4.

Philadelphia
W-21; L-26
Pct.: .447

Boston
122-107
113-109

Rocheste
109-101

Ft. Wayne
88-96

WESTERN DIVISION

1.

Ft. Wayne
W-34; L-18
Pct.: .654

New York
84-91

Rochester
74-84
92-75

Syracuse
104-85

Phila.
96-88

2.

Minneapolis
W-28; L-22
Pct.: .560

New York
96-81
90-83

Milwaukee
103-87
99-101

3.

Rochester
W-23; L-27
Pct.: .460

Milwau.
80-100
88-87

Ft. Wayne
84-74
75-92

Phila.
101-109

Syracuse
94-88

4.

Milwaukee
W-17; L-34
Pct.: .333

Rochester
100-80
87-88

Minneap.
87-103
101-99

HOCKEY
National Hockey League

1.

Montreal
W-32; L-13; T-8
Pts.: 72

Toronto
3-2

New York
3-1, 7-3

2.

Detroit
W-29; L-16; T-9
Pts.: 67

Boston
1-1, 4-8
2-2

3.

Toronto
W-21; L-17; T-16
Pts.: 58

Montreal
2-3

Chicago
2-2, 4-2

4.

Boston
W-19; L-19; T-14
Pts.: 52

Chicago
3-2

Detroit
1-1, 8-4
2-2

5.

New York
W-13; L-27; T-13
Pts.: 39

Montreal
1-3, 3-7

6.

Chicago
W-9; L-31; T-12
Pts.: 30

Boston
2-3

Toronto
2-2, 2-4

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)