This is an article from the Aug. 22, 1955 issue
Lenie de Nijs,Dutch girl swimmer, cracked world one-mile freestyle standard with time of22:05.5. Old record: 22:51.6 by Australia's Judy Davies.
Betty Mullen ofWashington's Walter Reed Swim Club nipped Teammates Mary Jane Sears and ShelleyMann by inches, bettered listed world mark for 100-meter butterfly with 1:15.0in Women's National AAU Swimming and Diving Championships at Philadelphia. Oldmark: 1:16.6 by East Germany's Jutta Langenau (The Netherlands' A. Borbig has1:13.8 up for recognition).
Louis Nuta Jr.,hot Miami motorboater, shattered world five-mile competition mark forseven-liter division with 80.609 mph run at Buffalo, N.Y.
Enoch Walker,Hampton, Va., also competing in Buffalo regatta, topped World Class E servicerunabout record for five-mile competition with speed of 52.972 mph.
Lars Hindmar ofSweden set world record for five-mile walk with clocking of 35 minutes flat.Old mark: 35:15 by England's R. Hardy.
Vladimir Stogov,23-year-old Soviet strongman, pressed, snatched and jerked for 325 kilogramstotal (716.5 pounds) to set world bantamweight mark at Warsaw Youth Festival.Old mark: 699 pounds by Iran's M. Namdjou.
CollegeAll-Stars, paced by Quarterback Ralph Guglielmi's passing, Halfback L. G.Dupre's running and Tad Weed's kicking, caught Cleveland Browns, NationalFootball League champions, by surprise, served up stunning 30-27 upset before75,000 howling fans at Chicago.
San Francisco49ers, with Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson supplying punch, rolled up 60-14triumph over inept Pittsburgh Steelers in exhibition before 23,496 atSacramento.
Tobin Rote, GreenBay quarterback, hit Gary Knafelc with 23-yard pass in last 45 seconds to givePackers 31-24 win over New York Giants in exhibition at Spokane.
PhiladelphiaEagles, led by Quarterback Adrian Burk, opened exhibitions with 21-6 win overBaltimore Colts at Hershey, Pa.
ClevelandIndians, on warpath, jumped from third place to first in American Leaguepennant race by sweeping Detroit Tigers 4-2, 6-4, 3-1, and taking three out offour from hapless Kansas City A's. Veterans Ralph Kiner and Hoot Evers camethrough in big style against Detroit, Kiner grand-slamming in ninth inning ofsecond game, Evers poking 3-run homer in third game. Boston Red Sox, behindpitching of Wil-lard Nixon and wizardous fielding of Jimmy Piersall, won firstgame of Yankee series, 4-1, but New York snapped back thanks to fine hurling byDon Larsen (3-0 since recall) and Bob Turley. Yanks then took double-headerfrom Baltimore as Hank Bauer went five for 11, including two homers. ChicagoWhite Sox took two of three from A's, turned around to do same to Tigers. LeftyBilly Pierce beat Detroit, 5-4, for first time in two years.
Jim Konstanty,long-time relief star, was optioned by Yanks to Richmond of InternationalLeague.
Brooklyn Dodgers,needing only 24 wins in remaining 40 games to clinch National League flag ontheir own, dropped 1-0 blood-letter to Cubs as Don Newcombe lost first of twogames in week, came back to trip Giants twice, 3-2, 5-4, then split double billwith Phils as Carl Furillo, always a late season hitter, came to life with sixfor 10, including a pair of homers. St. Louis Cardinals took three out of fourfrom Milwaukee, including series final one-hit shutout by Willard Schmidt.Cards, playing best ball of week in league, won two of three games fromCincinnati despite 40th and 41st homers by Redlegs' Ted Kluszewski in finale.Chicago played so-so ball, but big Cub news was home-run hitting of Ernie Bankswho hit number 39 to tie major league standard for shortstops set by VernStephens with Red Sox in 1949.
Career data: TedWilliams of Boston collected hit number 2,000; Stan Musial of St. Louis pokedextra-base hit number 1,000; Del Ennis of Philadelphia batted in run number1,000.
Carin Cone of Ridgewood, N.J. and Carolyn Green of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Swimming Association each took two titles in Women's National AAU Swimming andDiving Championships at Philadelphia. Miss Cone won 100-and 200-meterbackstrokes; Miss Green captured 800-and 1500-meter freestyles. Marie Gillettand Mary Jane Sears of Washington's Walter Reed Swim Club both set Americanlong-course records: Miss Gillett with 6:01.5 in 400-meter individual medley;Miss Sears with 3:01.4 in 200-meter breastroke. Other winners: Wanda Werner,Walter Reed, 100-meter freestyle; Dougie Gray, Walter Reed, 400-meterfreestyle; Pat McCormick. Los Angeles A.C., one-and three-meter dives; JuneStover Irwin, Pasadena, Calif. A.C., platform dive; Walter Reed, team title,with 109 points.
Carmen Basilio,hatchet-faced, bandylegged World Welterweight Champion from Syracuse, flailedaway at back-pedaling Italo Scortichini, took nontitle bout at New York'sMadison Square Garden.
Bobo Olson,middleweight champion making first start since suffering KO at hands of LightHeavyweight Champion Archie Moore, took unanimous 10-rounder from JimmyMartinez at Portland, Ore.
Virgil Akins,plodding St. Louis welter with supposed bang-bang punch, caught plenty ofbang-bangs from Cuba's shifty Isaac Logart, yet won surprising split decisionin 10-rounder at New York. Crowd booed, Logart's manager screamed: "I askthe commissioner to see the scorecards, and he won't show them to me."
Ham Richardson ofBaton Rouge, La., drubbed Herbie Flam of Beverly Hills, Calif. 6-4, 6-2, 6-2,won Newport, R.I. Invitation title for second straight year. Richardson and VicSeixas took doubles title with 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Japan's Kosei Kamo andAtsushi Miyagi.
Australia wonright to meet U.S. for Davis Cup by beating Italy in interzone final. In otherinternational play, U.S. women beat Britain for Wightman Cup.
Supple, Hal PriceHadley's 2-year-old chestnut filly, took lead in stretch, beat off last-minutechallenge by favored Guard Rail, won six-furlong $96,880 Princess Pat Stakes by3/4 length at Washington Park, Homewood, Ill. Gloated Willie Hartack, jockey upon 18-1 longshot: "When the starter said 'Go'—I went."
D. & H.Stable's 2-year-old colt, Needles, came on fast, scored two-length victory in$37,850 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park, Oceanport, N.J.
Jet Action, MainChance Farm's 4-year-old, lived up to former promise, won easy victory in$28,600 Olympic Handicap at Atlantic City, N.J.
Blue Choir,4-year-old Irish import at home on turf, captured $28,550 Grassland Handicap atWashington Park.
ChristianaStables' Thinking Cap, 11-1 longshot in field of five, slopped way through mud,took 86th running of $28,200 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Polly's Jet,2-year-old chestnut colt ridden by Eddie Arcaro, took command after 1½ mile,won $15,250 Saratoga Special Stakes (winner take all), by 1½ lengths atSaratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dick Rohrer, 6-foot-1, 14-year-old from Rochester, N.Y. won 18th Annual SoapBox Derby before crowd of 50,000 at Akron, Ohio.
Julius Boros,200-pound pro from Southern Pines, N.C., came on strong and lucky to win GeorgeMay's soi-disant "World Championship" at Tarn O'Shanter Country Club,Niles, Ill. Boros, 1952 World winner, fired 7-under-par 281 for 72 holes, twostrokes ahead of Freddie Haas. Big break came on 215-yard 70th hole when teeshot bounced off crowd onto green. Payoff: $50,000 cash, all-expense paidexhibition contract of 55 matches at $1,000 each, plus option for 50 more.
Patty Berg ofMinneapolis hit $5,000 jackpot at Tarn O'Shanter as she won third straightWorld women's title with 72-hole total of 298, one ahead of Mary LenaFaulk.
Moscow Dynamos, cavorting before 80,000 fellow Muscovites, edged England'sWolverhampton Wanderers 3-2. At postgame dinner, peace-toasting victorspresented visitors with cameras and painted cigarette boxes. Wily Wanderersreciprocated, got in plug for home town with gifts of Wolverhamptonglassware.
Brian Hewson, stringbean Royal Air Force bombardier, nipped Hungary's LajosSzentgali by step, equaled listed world record for half mile by clocking 1:48.6in British-Hungarian meet before 32,000 at White City Stadium, London.Hungary's Laszlo Tabori crossed up London crowd expecting all-out assault onworld mile mark, concentrated on tactics instead of time, nosed out CountrymanSandor Iharos by inches, was clocked in now mediocre 4:05. Chris Chataway ofBritain finished third. Tabori also won three-mile race in dual meet byoverhauling Chataway in stretch. Both were clocked in 13:44.6.
Carina, yawlowned by New York businessman Richard S. Nye, took Fastnet Rock Challenge Racewith corrected time of 81 hours 43 minutes and 32 seconds. U.S. wonBritish-American Cup contests for yachts of Six-Meter International class, fourvictories to none, at Cowes.
Harry Allen ofLake Quassapaug, Conn. carried off National Snipe Sailing Championship inregatta at Lake Allatoona, Ga.
Adios Boy, 6-1 outsider driven by Howard Camden, scored six-length victory infinal of $67,000 Roosevelt Raceway Pacing Tournament at Westbury, N.Y. AdiosHarry, 1-2 favorite driven by Luther Lyons, disappointed bettors by breakingstride on backstretch.
Joe Fries of Los Angeles, runner-up last year, shot way to men's targetchampionship in National Archery Association's target competition at Oxford,Ohio. Mrs. Ann Clark of Cincinnati, 4-foot-11, 96-pounder competing nationallyfor first time, won women's target title. Ann Marston of Wyandotte, Mich,captured Hereford Round for women and juniors. Cleveland Archery Club memberstook men's and women's team titles in five-day meet that saw 49 recordsfall.
HONORED—BillVukovich, auto racing champion killed in Indianapolis "500" lastMemorial Day, by establishment of memorial scholarship fund at Fresno StateCollege; at Fresno, Calif.
HONORED—ChetSmith, 56, Pittsburgh Press sports editor, by election to presidency ofFootball Writers Association of America; at Chicago, Ill.
DIVORCED—MelQueen, 37, onetime major league pitcher released in spring by Hollywood Stars,on grounds that wife Goldie made him so jittery he couldn't get ball overplate; at Long Beach, Calif.
DIED—JosephPipal, 75, former football coach at Oregon State and Occidental College, ofheart attack; at Los Angeles. Pipal was credited with devising lateral pass andmud cleats for football shoes.
OTHER RESULTS FORTHE RECORD
Fonty Flock,Atlanta, 250-mile Grand National Stock Car Championship in 2:47:12, in 1955Chrysler, Memphis, Tenn.
Eddie Sachs, Indianapolis, Dayton "100" AAA Sprint Car Race in36:31.04, Dayton, Ohio.
Bob Sweikert, Indianapolis, AAA 50-lap race, in track record time of 20:06.71,Pittsburgh.
Mario D'Agata,4-round TKO over Mahmoud Farid, bantamweights, Naples.
Frankie Daniels, 8-round TKO over Harvey Taylor, light heavyweights, OceanPark, Calif.
Ramon Fuentes, 10-round decision over Al Juergens. welterweights, SanAntonio.
Henry (Pappy) Gault, 10-round decision over Filberto Osario, bantamweights,Spartanburg, S.C.
Kid Gavilan, 7-round KO over Juan Burgues, welterweights, Montevideo.Uruguay.
Duke Harris, 5-round KO over Johnny Eubanks. welterweights, Detroit.
Little Cesar, 2-round KO over Nazzareno Gianelli, bantamweights, Manila.
Joey Lopes, 10-round decision over Bobby Woods, lightweights, Sacramento,Calif.
Ike Williams, 9-round KO over Beau Jack, welterweights, Augusta, Ga.
Ben Fain, Houston, and Paul H. Hodge, Abilene, Life Masters' PairsChampionship, National Contract Bridge tournament, with 585½ pts., Chicago.
Dow Finsterwald,Bedford Heights, O., with 139 for 36 holes, Queen City Open tournament,Cincinnati.
Jim Metrovich, Reno, with 293 for 72 holes, National Amateur Left-Handerstournament, Reno, Nev.
Marlene Stewart, Fonthill, Ont., 11-and-9 over Mary Gay, Canadian Women's OpenGolf Championship, Victoria, B.C.
U.S. Air Force, Inter-Service tournament, with 1,211 aggregate, Langley AFB,Va. Runners-up: Army, Marines.
Belle Acton,$14,400 Thruway Pace, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths, in 2:04 1/5, Yonkers Raceway, N.Y.Bill Haughton, driver.
Something Special, $13,300 New York Trotting Derby, 1 m., by 1½ lengths, in2:08.3, Yonkers Raceway, N.Y. Stanley Dancer, driver.
Blue Banner,$18,250 Test Stakes, 7 f., by 1½ lengths, in 1:24 3/5, Saratoga, N.Y. EddieArcaro up.
Condamion, $10,000 West Springfield Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 6 lengths, in1:48.5, Lincoln Downs, R.I. George Gibb up.
Craigwood, $17,300 Boardwalk Handicap, 6 f., by 2 lengths, in 1:13 4/5,Atlantic City, N.J. Logan Batcheller up.
Hillary, $11,375 La Jolla Handicap, 1 m., by 3 lengths, in 1:35 2/5, Del Mar,Calif. Gordon Glisson up.
Robinar, $10,000 Palomar Handicap, 6 f., by 5 lengths, in 1:09, Del Mar, Calif.Johnny Longden up.
Swoon's Son, $19,175 George Woolf Memorial, 6 f., by 4½ lengths, in 1:12,Washington Park. Homewood, Ill. Dave Erb up.
Huntington, N.Y.over Brandywine, Pa., 13-12, Brandywine, Pa.
Maule Farm, Pa., over Mahoning Valley, Youngstown, O., 7-3, Brandywine, Pa.
Milwaukee Polo Club over Brandywine, Pa., 7-4, at Milwaukee.
Billy (Coco)Seeman, New Orleans, International Penguin Class Sr. Championship, with 112.4pts., Long Beach, Calif.
Audion, skippered by Brud Farrand, Atlantic Coast Star Class Championship(first district), with 102 pts., Centerport, N.Y.
Sea Lion, skippered by Gilbert Verney, Nantucket-Woods Hole, Mass. run, withcorrected time of 3:22:12, and Astor Cup race, with corrected time of 3:15:54.New York Yacht Club Cruise.
Denver University. Kandahar of Andes run, Portillo. Chile.
Japan over U.S., 43-27. Osaka. Japan.
Mimi Arnold,Redwood City, Calif., over Barbara Breit, 6-4, 7-5, Delaware Girls' Grass Courttitle, Wilmington.
(U.S. Jr. Chamberof Commerce tournament, San Antonio)
Earl Baumgardner,Oakland, Calif., over Art Andrews, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, junior singles.
James Shaffer, St. Petersburg, Fla., over Paul Palmer Jr., 6-0, 6-1, boys'singles.
Baumgardner and Roger Werksman, Los Angeles, over Maxwell Brown and Jack Tarr,6-3, 8-6. junior doubles.
Richard Leach, Arcadia, Calif., and George Stoesser, Carmel, Calif., overGerald Budie and Ray Senkowski, 9-7, 3-6, 6-1, boys' doubles.
Bob Bedard,Sherbrooke, Que., over Henri Rochon, 8-6, 6-2, 6-1, men's singles.
Hanna Sladek, Montreal, over Connie Bowman, 8-6, 6-0. women's singles.
Jaroslav Drobny,Egypt, over Luis Ayala, 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, singles.
Drobny and Fred Kovaleski, Washington, D.C., over Ayala and Vladimir Skonecki,6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, doubles.
Reinaldo Gorno, Argentina, international 25-kilometer road race, Mattersburg,Austria.
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