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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

May 23, 1955
May 23, 1955

Table of Contents
May 23, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Cup Final
  • It's Cup Final day (soccer) at London's great stadium, with the Queen and the Duke among the 100,000 singing hymns and cheering as a 'lucky' Newcastle United team upsets favored Manchester City 3-1

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Bear Hunt
Anniversary
Trencherman
Sporting Look
  • New golf fashions for women are both practical and feminine; dresses and culottes seesaw between above-and-below knee, meet all regulations

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the May 23, 1955 issue

Charles Dumas, lanky, long-legged, 18-year-old Centennial High School senior from Inglewood, Calif., soared 6 feet 10 inches on first try to tie Southern California's Ernie Shelton in West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif., bettered national inter-scholastic high jump record for third time.

Hungary's Sandor Iharos raced 3,000 meters in fast 7:55.6 at Budapest, claimed new world record for distance. Recognized mark: 7:58.8 set by Belgium's Gaston Reiff in 1949.

Dedicate, Mrs. Jan Burke's 3-year-old son of Princequillo, took to Jockey Sam Boulmetis' whip, finished strong, won by neck over favored Saratoga, survived foul claim to set new track standard of 1:48 1/5 for mile-and-eighth in $62,800 Jersey Stakes at Garden State Park.

BOXING

Rocky Marciano, heavy belter from Brockton, Mass., came through as expected, hammered out victory over England's roly-poly Don Cockell, successfully defended world heavyweight championship at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium.

Raul (Raton) Macias, NBA-recognized bantamweight champion, toyed with Baby Moe Mario for four rounds, flailed away with both hands in fifth, won by TKO when referee stopped nontitle bout at San Antonio, Tex.

Archie McBride, plodding, well-behaved Trenton, N.J. heavyweight, outpunched in-and-out Bob Satterfield, replacement for ailing Floyd Patterson, for 10 rounds, earned split decision in nationally televised fight at Chicago Stadium.

Paul Andrews, former No. 2-ranking light-heavyweight contender, made debut as heavyweight with Joe Louis in corner, went down for eight count in third round, came back to outpoint Jimmy Slade in 10-rounder at Buffalo, N.Y.

England's amateurs won last three bouts, edged touring U.S. Golden Glovers 5-4 before 12,000 spectators at London's Wembley Stadium.

BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs' toothpick-chewing, sore-armed Sam Jones pitched season's first no-hitter, first for Cubs since 1917, beat Pirates 4-0, walking first three men in ninth, fanning next three on 12 pitches. This, plus breaking Brooklyn's 11-game win streak 10-8, Bob Rush's second shutout of Giants 8-0, Warren Hacker's 5-2 win over New York, boosted Cubs above .500 mark.

Brooklyn Dodgers began behaving like mortals, lost more games (3) in week than in rest of season so far (2), despite one-hit, 3-0 win over Cubs, seven-hit, 7-1 win over Cincinnati by Don Newcombe, who earned fifth straight victory. Biggest disappointment for Dodgers was failure in season's debut by strikeout whiz Karl Spooner, knocked out in three innings by Redlegs, who went on to win bottom half of weekend double-header 11-4 as Dodgers committed six errors in one day.

Pittsburgh Pirates resumed normal behavior too, lost four on shutouts by St. Louis, 6-0; Cubs, 4-0; and defeats by Milwaukee, 8-3 and Cardinals, 5-1; won only over Braves 9-6 on grand-slam home run by Gene Freese.

New York Giants continued winning ways, beat Redlegs twice, 8-4, 6-3; St. Louis 4-3; Cubs 9-4; lost to Cubs 8-0, 5-2. Don Mueller returned to action, batted safely in 24th consecutive game, tied team record set in 1930.

Philadelphia Phillies ended losing streak at 13 games, beat Milwaukee 9-1 behind Robin Roberts' seven-hitter, remained in cellar, 15 games behind Brooklyn.

Boston Red Sox snapped five-game losing streak on day return of Ted Williams was announced, won five straight: from White Sox 4-3; from Kansas City 12-7, 4-3, 3-1; from Detroit 10-4; before losing to Tigers 9-3, as Detroit's Harvey Kuenn got four hits, raised average to .388.

Kansas City slumped to 2-5 pace for week, but Bobby Shantz continued heartwarming comeback with six-inning shutout relief job against Baltimore as A's won 2-0, and six-hit, 4-3 win over Yankees.

Chicago White Sox, at 4-1 pace, passed New York (3-3), took second place, only one game behind league-leading Cleveland. White Sox were only team to sweep flock of weekend double-headers, beating Washington 3-0, 5-4.

Baltimore Orioles, with lowest percentage in majors, .310, stayed deep in last place.

AUTO RACING

Jack McGrath, veteran Inglewood, Calif. driver, scorched through four-lap 10-mile trial at record-breaking pace (143.793 mph for first lap, 142.580 for four laps) in yellow Hinkle Special, led qualifiers for 500-mile Memorial Day classic at Indianapolis after Bill Vukovich of Fresno, Calif., two-time "500" winner (1953-54), had cracked McGrath's old marks with 141.309 for one lap, 141.071 for four laps in Hopkins Special. Day earlier Jerry Hoyt of Indianapolis was first to qualify with 140.045, earned pole position. Other qualifiers in two-day trials: Tony Bettenhausen, Fred Agabashian, Sam Hanks, Walt Faulkner, Andy Linden.

Sherwood Johnston of Rye, N.Y. barreled his Ferrari around airport at average speed of 67.9 mph, beat out William C. Spear of Southport, Conn. in Maserati by two lengths to win featured Cumberland Classic at Cumberland, Md.

ROWING

Penn, first to end Navy's four-year, 31-race winning streak, drew even with hopeful Cornell mile from finish, settled into steady 32 beat, stormed away from Big Red to win Eastern heavyweight sprint championship by 1¼ lengths in 6:00.6 for 2,000-meter event on Potomac River at Washington, D.C. Lightly regarded Columbia surprised with strong sprint to edge Yale for third place; outclassed and weary Navy was dead last.

Penn's 150-pound crew grabbed early lead, withstood all challenges, nosed out MIT by half-length in 6:42.4, won Eastern lightweight sprint title on wind-swept Charles River at Cambridge, Mass.

Dartmouth outsprinted Rollins College in bitterly contested stretch pull, learned 22 minutes after race it had won Dad Vail Regatta by scant three inches and one-tenth second at Philadelphia.

Washington's inexperienced crew, including three oarsmen who had never rowed in intercollegiate competition, upset veteran California by 6½ lengths in 2¾ mile regatta at Seattle, took Pacific Coast championship.

HORSE RACING

Beau Busher, kept off early pace by skillful Willie Shoemaker, made bid by moving up on outside around turn, outfought and outgamed Irish-bred Bezaha in thrilling stretch duel to win by head in $50,000 Oakland Handicap on closing day at Golden Gate Field, Albany, Calif.

King Ranch's handsome High Gun, voted top 3-year-old of 1954, made first start of year in $36,400 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, N.Y., trailed for six furlongs, then moved into lead as Jockey Tony DeSpirito sat tight and let him go, pulled away to beat Artismo by 4½ lengths in good time of 1:35 3/5 for mile, increased earnings to $347,575.

High Voltage, Wheatley Stable's 3-year-old filly trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons and ridden by Eddie Arcaro, overcame distaste for sloppy track, showed class that won 2-year-old filly honors last year, zoomed home first by length in $26,300 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico, Md.

HUNT RACING

Galant Ship, with young (22) H. C. (Jiggs) Baldwin up, chased favored Land's Corner most of way, caught up after 22nd and last jump, went on to win by length in Radnor Hunt Cup Steeplechase at Malvern, Pa.

Ginny Bug, durable 8-year-old mare, beat out The Deacon by nose in grueling three-mile, 18-jump Iroquois Steeplechase at Nashville, Tenn.

TRACK AND FIELD

Jim Golliday, slender, fast-breaking Northwestern speedster, sprinted hasty 100-yard dash in 0:09.3 to tie world record set by Southern California's Mel Patton in 1948 and equaled by Australia's Hector Hogan last year, turned in best performance in Big Ten Relays at Evanston, Ill.

Wes Santee, long-striding Kansas flyer who has inordinate dislike for wind, took another fling at elusive mile record, could do only 4:06.5 with breeze blowing at estimated 14 mph in West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif.

Cornell's mile-relay foursome of Larry Lattomus, Andy Dadagian, Dick Stanton and Johnny Morris zipped to victory in 3:18 to better Palmer Stadium record, gave Big Red slender½8-point edge over Yale (44½8—44) in Heptagonal games at Princeton, N.J. Princeton's Joe Myers won quarter-mile in 0:47.8; Penn's Johnny Haines scampered 100-yard dash in 0:09.5 for other meet records.

Oklahoma A&M set five new records, piled up 90 points, romped off with 15th straight Missouri Valley Conference title at Tulsa, Okla. Aggies' towheaded J. W. Mashburn won 220, set league mark of 0:46.9 in quarter-mile, anchored mile-relay team in 3:14.6 race, was voted outstanding performer.

GOLF

Dutch Harrison overcame shaky start, shot par 70 round for 269 total, won Greenbrier Open by one stroke over Jackie Burke, Mike Souchak, Peter Thomson, Ed Oliver in four-way tie for runner-up.

Bo Wininger, under par for four straight days, won Hot Springs Open with 270.

VOLLEYBALL
Stockton, Calif. YMCA staged spectacular rallies in both games, squeezed past Hollywood YMCA Stars 13-11, 14-11, repeated last year's victory in men's division of National Open championships at Norman, Okla. Santa Monica, Calif. Mariners won out over Houston Red Shields 15-7, 7-11, 15-2, captured women's title. Other champions: Florida State in college division; Houston YMCA in veterans' class; Los Alamitos in Armed Forces section.

BOWLING
Nellie Vella, Rockford, Ill, mother of two, showed good form, put together games of 258, 224, 213 for 695 total, took over singles lead in Women's IBC tournament at Omaha.

CHESS
Boris Ivkov of Yugoslavia drew his last game, brought score to 13-4, was declared winner of international jubilee tournament at Buenos Aires. U.S. Champion Arthur B. Bisguier posted 10-7 record, finished in three-way tie for fifth.

MILEPOSTS

DIED—Tommy Burns, 73, Canadian-born world heavyweight champion (1906-08) who last year said he had lost interest in boxing because it was "vicious and full of hatred," pub owner, evangelist; of heart attack, at Vancouver, B.C. Although only 5 feet 7 inches and 175 pounds, Burns beat Marvin Hart in 20 rounds in 1906, claimed title, then lost it to Jack Johnson, who gave him bad beating before fight was stopped in 14th round at Sydney, Australia.

DIED—Gilbert Laird (Jessopus) Jessop, 80, regarded as one of hardest-hitting cricket players in game's history, author (A Cricketer's Log, Cresley of Cressingham, Cricket and How To Play It); at Fordington Vicarage, Dorchester, England. Referred to by poet as "the human catapult who wrecks the roofs of distant towns," Jessop, also known as The Croucher, scored 100 runs in game 53 times during long career.

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING

Jack Harrison, Indianapolis, Circuit of Champions 100-lap new convertible race, in Ford, Indianapolis.
Runner-up: Don Oldenberg, Highland. Ind., in Buick.
Tim Flock, Atlanta, NASCAR 100-m. Grand National, in Chrysler "300," Martinsville, Va. Runner-up: Lee Petty, Randleman, N.C.

BOXING

Eduardo Lausse, 10-round decision over Ralph (Tiger) Jones, middleweights, New York City.
Billy McNeece, 10-round draw with TONY JOHNSON, light-heavyweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Armand Savoie, 10-round decision over Kid Centella, lightweights, New Orleans.
Yolande Pompey, 10-round decision over Eddie (Polly) Smith, light-heavyweights, Leicester, England.
Rafael Merentino, 6-round TKO, over Tommy Smith, middleweights, Brockton, Mass.
Andre Valignat, 12-round decision over Peter Keenan, bantamweights, Sydney, Australia.
Chico Vejar, 10-round decision over Johnny Cesario, welterweights, Miami Beach, Fla.

DOG SHOWS
Ch. Dirdon's Durk Donder (Keeshond), best-in-show, Springfield Kennel Club, Springfield, Mass.

GOLF

Wake Forest, over N. Carolina, by 3 strokes, Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mrs. Scott Probasco, Chattanooga, Tenn., over Mary Pat Janssen, 5 and 4, Southern Women's Amateur, Shreveport, La.

HANDBALL
Harold Hanft, Far Rockaway, N.Y., by default over Morris Kravitz, Natl. AAU 1-wall championship, Brooklyn, N.Y.

HORSE RACING

Polly's Jet, $20,150 Juvenile Stakes, 5 f., photo finish, in 0:56 4/5, Belmont Park, N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
El Drag, $25,000 Hollywood Premiere Handicap, 6 f., by 2¼ lengths, in 1:09. Hollywood Pk., Inglewood, Calif. Johnny Longden up.
Altrek, $30,800 Italian Derby, 1½ m., by head, Rome. Paolo Caprioli up.
Karim, $26,900 Golden State Breeders Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 2½ lengths, in 1:42 3/5, Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif. Ralph Neves up.

ROWING
USC, over UCLA, by 1 length, in 6:05, Los Angeles.

SAILING
Eddie Williams, Kansas City, in "Restless" with 4,346 points, Southeastern Snipe Regatta, Chickamauga Lake, Tenn.

STEEPLECHASE
Shipboard, $8,975 Corinthian Steeplechase Handicap, about 2 m., by 3 lengths, 3:41 1/5, Belmont Park, N.Y. Albert Foot up.

TENNIS

(Davis Cup 2nd round)

France over Argentina, 3-2, Paris.
Sweden over Switzerland, 5-0, Montreux, Switzerland.
India over Egypt, 5-0, Cairo.
Chile over Hungary, 3-2, Budapest.
Belgium over Czechoslovakia, 5-0, Prague.
Denmark over S. Africa, 3-2, Copenhagen.
England over Austria, 4-1, Vienna.
Italy over Germany, 3-0, Munich.

(Missouri Valley Conference tournament)

John Been, Houston U., over C. J. Hixon, Okla. A&M, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, men's singles.
Been and Bob Lovelace, Houston U., over Ron Sawyer and John Lawhon, 6-0, 6-4, men's doubles.
Houston University, 16 pts., team title.

Art Larsen, San Leandro. Calif., over Budge Patty, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, Royal Tennis Club, Int'l tournament, men's singles, Barcelona, Spain.
Hamilton Richardson, Tulane, over John Hires, U. of Florida, 6-0, 6-0, Southeastern Conference singles title, New Orleans.

TRAPSHOOTING

(Amateur championships of America, Pelham Manor, N.Y.)
M. D. Clark, Woodbury, Conn., men's doubles title, 93 of 100.
George Van Wyck, Nyack, N.Y., men's singles title, 196 of 200.
Elbert Johnson, Wingdale, N.Y., men's handicap title, 93 of 100.
Mrs. Karl Jonas, Philadelphia, women's singles, 88 of 100.

WATER POLO
West Point over NYAC, 8-7, Nat'l Junior Tournament, New York City.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (Week Ending May 15)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Cleveland
W-3; L-2
Seas.: 20-9
Pct.: .690

New York
9-6, 4-3

Washington
0-3

Baltimore
1-4, 5-0

2. Chicago
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 18-9
Pct.: .667

Boston
4-2, 3-4

Baltimore
6-2

Washington
3-0, 5-4

3. New York
W-3; L-3
Seas.: 17-11
Pct.: .607

Cleveland
6-9, 3-4

Detroit
5-2, 7-6

Kansas City
3-4, 8-4

4. Detroit
W-2; L-4
Seas.: 16-14
Pct.: .533

Washington
4-7, 7-0

New York
2-5, 6-7

Boston
4-10, 9-3

5. Boston
W-5; L-2
Seas.: 14-18
Pct.: .438

Chicago
2-4, 4-3

Kansas City
12-7, 4-3
3-1

Detroit
10-4, 3-9

6. Washington
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 11-17
Pct.: .393

Detroit
7-4, 0-7

Cleveland
3-0

Chicago
0-3, 4-5

7. Kansas City
W-2; L-5
Seas.: 11-18
Pct.: .379

Baltimore
1-11, 2-0

Boston
7-12,3-4
1-3

New York
4-3, 4-8

8. Baltimore
W-2; L-3
Seas.: 9-20
Pct.: .310

Kansas City
11-1, 0-2

Chicago
2-6

Cleveland
4-1, 0-5

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Vic Power, Kansas City, .395
Runs batted in—Gus Zernial, Kansas City and Mickey Vernon, Washington, 28
Home runs—Gus Zernial, Kansas City, and Mickey Mantle, New York, 10
Pitching—Sandy Consuegra, Chicago, and Early Wynn, Cleveland, 3-0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Brooklyn
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 25-5
Pct.: .833

Chicago
3-0, 8-10

Milwaukee
1-2, 6-2

Cincinnati
13-2, 7-1
4-11

2. New York
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 15-13
Pct.: .536

Cincinnati
8-4, 6-3

St. Louis
4-3

Chicago
0-8, 2-5
9-4

3. Milwaukee
W-4; L-3
Seas.: 16-14
Pct.: .533

Pittsburgh
6-9, 8-3

Brooklyn
2-1, 2-6

Philadelphia
5-4, 6-5
1-9

4. Chicago
W-4; L-2
Seas.: 16-15
Pct.: .516

Brooklyn
0-3, 10-8

Pittsburgh
4-0

New York
8-0, 5-2
4-9

5. St. Louis
W-4; L-1
Seas.: 12-13
Pct.: .480

Philadelphia
5-3, 6-5

New York
3-4

Pittsburgh
6-0, 5-1

6. Pittsburgh
W-1; L-4
Seas.: 11-17
Pct.: .393

Milwaukee
9-6, 3-8

Chicago
0-4

St. Louis
0-6, 1-5

7. Cincinnati
W-1; L-4
Seas. 10-18
Pct. .357

New York
4-8, 3-6

Brooklyn
2-13, 1-7
11-4

8. Philadelphia
W-1; L-4
Seas. 9-19
Pct. .321

St. Louis
3-5, 5-6

Milwaukee
4-5, 5-6
9-1

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Batting—Don Mueller, New York, .415
Runs batted in—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 36
Home runs—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 11
Pitching—Don Newcombe and Carl Erskine, Brooklyn, 5-0