A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

October 02, 1955

RECORDBREAKERS

•Ernie Banks,sad-faced Chicago Cubs shortstop who swings potent bat, hit his fifthgrand-slam home run (No. 44 of year) against St. Louis Cardinals, brokeone-season major league record.

•Atie Voorbij,youngest member of sensational Dutch swimming trio, celebrated her 15thbirthday by swishing 100-meter butterfly in 1:13.1 at Vlaardingen, TheNetherlands, snapped world mark for third time in less than three months.

•Diane Leather,long-legged British star who was first woman to run five-minute mile, zoomedaround London's White City Stadium track in spectacular 4:45, lowered her ownunofficial record by nearly six seconds.

•MikhailKrivonosov, husky Soviet muscleman, tossed hammer 211 feet 8¼ inches to surpassaccepted world standard at Belgrade.

•Russia'ssober-faced Nina Otkalenko raced 800 meters in 2:05, clipped 01.6 off worldrecord at Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

•Summer Solstice,Hasty House Farm's Irish-bred 3-year-old gelding, tore off seven furlongs in aspeedy 1:23 1/5 while winning Martie Flynn Handicap at Hawthorne, Cicero, III.,established U.S. turf mark for distance.

FOOTBALL

Maryland held offUCLA in first half, generated third-quarter 79-yard march, climaxed by fleet EdVereb's 17-yard touchdown dash for game's only score, edged Bruins 7-0 inbruising battle on muddy field at College Park, Md. (see page 20).

Army's fearsomeCadets rolled up 576 yards running and passing, whomped little Furman 81-0 atWest Point, N.Y.

Navy receivedsurprising resistance from scrappy William and Mary but made first-quartertouchdown on 26-yard pass from George Welsh to Jim Barker for 7-0 win atAnnapolis, Md.

Pitt had severalanxious moments, finally wore down determined Syracuse, made up 12-7 deficit onCorny Salvaterra's 25-yard jump pass to Joe Walton, one-yard plunge byThird-stringer Pete Neft, won 22-12 at Syracuse, N.Y.

Paul Hornung madesuccessful debut as Notre Dame's varsity quarterback, scored on 11-yard run,kicked 38-yard field goal to lead Irish to 17-0 victory over SMU at South Bend,Ind.

Oklahoma's highlyregarded powerhouse got rugged opposition from stubborn North Carolina, finallyemerged with close 13-6 win on second-half scores by Bob Burris and TonyMcDonald at Chapel Hill, N.C.

Ohio State hadits hands full with hopped-up Nebraska but used three touchdowns by All-AmericaHoward (Hopalong) Cassady to good advantage, beat out Corn-huskers 28-20 atColumbus, Ohio.

Michigan'spass-grabbing end Ron Kramer snared three scoring tosses, booted five extrapoints to pace Wolverines to thumping 42-7 triumph over Missouri at Ann Arbor,Mich.

King Hill, huskysoph quarterback, picked up sputtering Rice attack in second half, crossed goalline twice on short plunges, led team to 20-0 win over Alabama at Houston,Texas.

SouthernCalifornia's swivel-hipped Jon Arnett romped to four touchdowns, one on 90-yardpunt return, added four extra points from placement, led Trojans to 42-15 winover Oregon at Los Angeles.

National FootballLeague began annual merry-go-round as Philadelphia Eagles stormed from behindon flashy running of Jerry Norton (who ran back kickoff 96 yards fortouchdown), pin-point passing of veteran Bobby Thomason, overcame New YorkGiants 27-17 at Philadelphia, but elsewhere favorites were overcome in stunningupsets.

WashingtonRedskins, with tiny Eddie LeBaron pitching two touchdown passes, running foranother, dumped Cleveland Browns, 1954 league champions, 27-17 inCleveland.

Green Bay Packersnipped Detroit Lions, last year's Western Conference leader, 20-17 at Green Bayon 18-yard touchdown pass from Tobin Rote to Gary Knafelc in final 18seconds.

Baltimore Coltsgot off in front when Alan (the Horse) Ameche, in his first officialball-carrying effort as a pro, bolted 79 yards for touchdown, fought offcounterattack by Chicago Bears to win 23-17 at Baltimore.

Los Angeles Rams,capitalizing on two pass interceptions and a fumble for three touchdowns,whipped San Francisco 49ers 23-14, though outgained statistically in alldepartments.

BASEBALL

Leo Durocher,caustic-tongued little manager who led New York Giants to two National Leaguepennants, one World Series victory in 7½ years since startling shift fromBrooklyn in 1948, resigned "to enter private business," confirmedmuch-repeated rumors. His replacement: jug-eared Billy Rigney, onetime Giantjourneyman in-fielder, quietly efficient manager of pennant winning MinneapolisMillers of American Association (see page 43).

Frank Lane,bombastic Chicago White Sox front-office chief who gained reputation asbaseball's most prolific trader, found himself at odds with Vice PresidentChuck Comiskey, promptly resigned as general manager.

Paul Richards,who doubles in brass as field manager and general manager of Baltimore Orioles,was socked with $2,500 fine by Commissioner Ford Frick for violation of bonusrule and "conduct detrimental to baseball" in connection withundercover signing of former Oklahoma A&M Pitcher Tom Borland for$40,000.

Fred Haney, whohas lived through many terrible moments as manager of last-place PittsburghPirates, was handed his walking papers on final day of season.

New York Yankees,their eight-game stretch-drive win streak broken by Boston Red Sox, came backin second half of day-night double-header to win 3-2 and clinch sixth AmericanLeague pennant in seven years as runner-up Cleveland Indians split two-gameseries with third-place Chicago White Sox. Don Larsen and Whitey Ford pitchedclincher for Yanks, who faced possible loss of Centerfielder Mickey Mantle forWorld Series with wrenched leg tendon.

Brooklyn Dodgers,tuning up for World Series, gave all pitchers short workouts in closing serieswith Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, whipped Phils twice and dropped two of three toPirates. New York Giants clinched third behind Milwaukee Braves with two doublewins from Pirates, dropped two of three to fourth-place Phillies, closing outDurocher's reign on frustrating note when Bobby Hofman lined into ninth-inningtriple play in final game.

Performanceleaders for the season: Batting—Al Kaline, Detroit, .340, Richie Ashburn,Philadelphia, .338; Home Runs—Willie Mays, New York Giants, 51, Mickey Mantle,New York Yankees, 37; Runs Batted In—Duke Snider, Brooklyn, 136, Jackie Jensen,Boston, and Ray Boone, Detroit, 116; Pitching—Don Newcombe, Brooklyn, 20-5,Tommy Byrne, New York Yankees, 15-6; Strikeouts—Herb Score, Cleveland, 244, SamJones, Chicago Cubs, 197.

BOXING
Rocky Marciano, crude-swinging world heavyweight champion, came back fromsecond-round knockdown (second of his unbeaten 49-fight career), smashed agingbut willing Archie Moore with vicious punches, finally battered craftylight-heavyweight titleholder to canvas for good after 1:19 of ninth roundbefore thrilled 61,574 in New York's Yankee Stadium (see page 36).

HORSE RACING
High Gun, King Ranch's big brown colt, was held off early pace by mud-spatteredBill Boland, made move at three-furlong pole, finally caught fast-moving JetAction in final stride to win $106,700 Sysonby Stakes at Belmont Park, N.Y.Belair Stud's handsome Nashua, pitted against older horses for first time,finished third (see page 44).

Blue Choir,dark-brown son of Menetrier who won Foreign Bred Stakes week earlier, racedhome 3½ lengths ahead of Chevation in $104,600 United Nations Handicap atAtlantic City.

Traffic Judge,with Eddie Arcaro up, bolted from fifth to first, sprinted tolength-and-a-quarter victory in $30,800 Jerome Handicap at Belmont Park.

GOLF
Doug Ford, 1955 PGA champion, tacked a 69 onto previous sub-par rounds of 70,69, 68 to win the $43,000 Sponsors Golf Tournament at Newton, Mass. TheYonkers, N.Y. pro's 276 beat Art Wall of Pocono Manor, Pa. by a singlestroke.

TENNIS
Tony Trabert, power-stroking U.S. men's champion, walloped Herbie Flam 6-1,6-4, 6-2 for easy victory in Pacific Southwest Tennis Championships at LosAngeles. Trabert and Vic Seixas dropped men's doubles final to Australian DavisCup Aces Lew Hoad, Rex Hartwig 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Pretty Beverly BakerFleitz atoned for upset at Forest Hills by Barbara Breit, whipped Barbaraeasily 6-1, 6-4 for women's title

HARNESS RACING
Quick Chief, frisky black beauty who cost potato farmer John Froelich ofBrookville, N.Y. $5,500 two years ago, polished off Knight Chief and Dottie'sPick in straight heats under able drive by Veteran Billy Haughton to win$66,883 Little Brown Jug, and rating as top 3-year-old pacer of year atDelaware, Ohio.

AUTO RACING
Bob Sweikert, winner of Indianapolis 500 Memorial Day, set mark for 50-lap raceon half-mile track with 17:22.15 at Salem, Ind. to win Joey James MemorialRace, clinch Midwest sprint championship.

MILEPOSTS

HONORED—BenjaminF. Lindheimer, 64, outstanding turf executive, director of Chicago's Arlingtonand Washington parks, promoter of Nashua-Swaps match race; named racing's Manof the Year "in appreciation of his unselfish interest in the welfare ofthe jockeys and his efforts in their behalf," by Jockey's Guild; in NewYork.

DIED—Bob Peoples,36, onetime University of Southern California football and track star, holderof national high school javelin record of 219 feet (set in 1937), former U.S.record holder (234 feet 3½ inches in 1941); at West Los Angeles.

DIED—CharlesHenry Wheelwright Foster, 95, businessman, yachtsman, golf and polo player,Harvard football, lacrosse, rowing, boxing and wrestling star, named"strongest man in college" in senior year; at Marblehead, Mass.

OTHER RESULTS FORTHE RECORD

BASEBALL

Minneapolis(American Association) over Rochester (International League) 8-3, 7-3;ROCHESTER over Minneapolis 7-3 11-1; Little World Series, Rochester, N.Y. andMinneapolis, Minn.
Mobile (Southern Association) over Shreveport (Texas League) 8-0 10-9. DixieSeries, Shreveport, La.
Houston over Seattle 7-2, American Baseball Congress championship. BattleCreek. Mich.

BOXING

Jimmy Slade,10-round decision over Archie Mc-Bride, heavyweights, New York.
Georgie Johnson, 10-round decision over Bobby Dykes, middleweights, Miami.
Randy Turpin, 10-round decision over Ed (Polly) Smith, light heavyweightsBirmingham, England.
Charley Joseph, 10-round split decision over Sammy Walker, middleweights, NewOrleans.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, 10-round decision over Chris Christensen, middleweights,Cleveland.
George Barnes, 12-round decision over Darby Brown, welterweights, Sydney,Australia.
Lauro Salas, 9-round KO over Jorge Macias, lightweights, Hollywood, Calif.

CHESS
David Bronstein, USSR, interzone chess tournament. Gothenberg, Sweden, with 10victories, 10 draws.

FOOTBALL
Hamilton over Montreal 22-13, and TORONTO over Ottawa 30-19 Canadianprofessional league.

GOLF

Patty Berg, St.Andrews, III., and GLORIA FECHT, Inglewood, Calif., Clock Country Club openeach with 288 for 72 holes. Whittier, Calif.
Polly Riley, Fort Worth, Texas over Mary Ann Downey, Baltimore, 11-9, women'sTrans-Mississippi golf tournament, Oklahoma City.
Harry Bradshaw, Portmarnock, Ireland, Dunlop Masters pro tournament with 277for 72 holes, Birmingham, England

HORSE RACING

HAPPY GO LUCKY:$29,900 Illinois Owners Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 3 lengths, in 1:45 1/5,Hawthorne, Cicero, Ill., L.C. Cook up.
NOORSAGA: $29,675 Cowdin Stakes, 6½ t., after disqualification of BusherFantasy, Aqueduct, N.Y., Eric Guerin up

HUNT RACING

BASILIA:Wilmerding Memorial Cup, about 2 m., by 8 lengths, in 4:05 3/5, Far Hills,N.J., Paddy Smith-wick up.
GALANT SHIP: New Jersey Hunt Cup, 4 m., 22 timbers, in 9:19 2/5, Far Hills,N.J., Owner Charles M. Cann up.

LACROSSE
Victoria Shamrocks over Peterborough Trailer-men, 4 games to 1, for CanadianSenior Box Lacrosse Championship and Mann Cup, Victoria, B.C.

MOTORBOATING
(APBA Racing Class Championships, Shreveport, La.)

Don Creech,Charlotte, N.C, John Ward Trophy.
Orlando Torigiani. Bakersfield Calif.. Class A hydro title.
W. L. Tenney, Dayton, Ohio, Class B hydro title.
Bob McGinty Corpus Christi, Texas. Class C hydro title.
Hap Owens, Bedford, Ind., Class F hydro title.
Dorothy Mayer, College Point. N.Y.. Class M hydro title.
Steve Gantner, St. Louis, Mo., Class C service hydro title.
Jack Cohn, Chicago, III., Class C service runabout title.
McGinty, Class C racing runabout title.

POLO
Farmington, Conn. over Blind Brook, 8-5, for national 12-goal polochampionship, Harrison, N.Y.

SOCCER

Czechoslovakiaover Belgium, 5-2, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Hungary and Russia, 1-1 tie, Budapest, Hungary.
Yugoslavia over West Germany, 3-1, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

SOFTBALL
Stratford, Conn. over Clearwater, Fla., 2-0 in 10 innings, for Amateur SoftballAssociation world championship, Clearwater.

STEEPLECHASERACING
SHIPBOARD: $11,000 Broad Hollow Steeplechase, about 2 m., by 2 lengths, in 3:463/5, Belmont Pk., N.Y., Albert Foot up.

SWIMMING
Mrs. Amy Hiland, Long Beach, Calif., 21-mile Catalina Island channel swim, in20 hrs. 3 mins. 7 sees., San Pedro, Calif.

TRAPSHOOTING
(Atlantic Indians meet, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.)

John Rowland,Bayhead, N.J., singles with 98 out of 100 targets and all-round title, with 232out of 250.
Roger Fawcett, N.Y. Athletic Club, Class AA championship, with 97 out of 100targets.
Pete Schaumberg, New York City, junior championship, with 88 out of 100targets.

[This articlecontains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK

EAST

Army 81—Furman 0
Baylor 19—Villanova 2
Bost. Coll. 27—Brandeis 0
Bucknell 25—Albright 14
Clarion T. 27—Edinboro T. 12
Colgate 21—Dartmouth 20
Columbia 14—Brown 12
Concord 27—Salem 7
Cornell 14—Lehigh 6
Cortland St. 28—Buffalo 7
Delaware 46—Bainbridge 6
Delaware St. 37-Cheney T.0
G. Washington 25—VMI 6
Hobart 14—Wagner 7
Holy Cross 42—Temple 7
Kutztown 21—Nat'l Agr. 13
Lafayette 7—Muhlenberg 0
Maryland 7—UCLA 0
Maryland St. 19—Hotstra 13
Morgan St. 19—Central St. 7
Navy 7—William & Mary 0
N. Hamp. 39—Bridgeport 0
N'eastern 7—Springfield 0
Norwich 19—Bates 0
Ohio U. 13—Marshall 6
Penn St. 35—Boston U. 0
Pittsburgh 22—Syracuse 12
Princeton 41—Rutgers 7
Rhode Island 7—Maine 0
St. Paul's 6—Va. State 0
Trinity 28—Williams 0
Tufts 19—Bowdom 2
Upsala 25—St. Lawrence 2
Vermont 33—Union 6
Va. Tech 33—Penn 0
Wesleyan 14—Middlebury 0
W. Chester 14—Ft. Mon. 7
W. Virginia 33—Richmond 12
W. Maryland 31—Dickinson 0
Wooster 33—Allegheny 13
Yale 14—Connecticut 0

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Allen 27—Morris Coll. 0
Arkansas 21—Okla. A&M 0
Auburn 15—Chattanooga 6
Duke 33—N.C. State 7
Georgia 14—Vanderbilt 13
Georgia Tech 14—Florida 7
Clemson 20—Virginia 7
Kentucky 21—Mississippi 14
Miss. State 13—Tennessee 7
Oklahoma 13—N. Carolina 6
Prairie View 31—Jackson 6
Rice 20—Alabama 0
Shaw 21—Howard 0
Texas 35—Tulane 21
Texas A&M 28—LSU 0
TCU 32—Texas Tech 0
Tulsa 41—Hard.-Simm. 19
Wofford 22—Stetson 6
Xavier(La.) 25—Tuskegee 6

WEST

Ashland 14—Kenyon 7
Bowling Gr. 6—Kent State 6
Capitol 27—O. Northern 7
Carleton 26—Knox 7
Dayton 15—Cincinnati 14
Denison 27—Wash. & Jeff. 13
Geneva 18—Bald.-Wall. 14
Iowa 28—Kansas State 7
Kansas 13—Wash. State 0
Miami(O.) 25—N'western 14
Michigan 42—Missouri 7
Mich. State 20—Indiana 13
Millikin 20—Carroll 7
Notre Dame 17—SMU 0
Ohio State 28—Nebraska 20
O. Wesleyan 26—Rochest. 19
Omaha 34—Morningside 0
Parsons 32—Central Mo. 0
Purdue 14—Coll. Pacific 7
St. Joseph's 27—DePauw 13
Toledo 12—Detroit 7
Wabash 13—Albion 7
Wash'gt'n 30—Minnesota 0
Wichita 19—Utah State 0
Wisconsin 28—Marquette 14
Xavier (O.) 49—Louisville 20

FAR WEST

Brig. Young 33—L.A. St. 0
Colorado 14—Arizona 0
Colo. A&M 25—N. Mexico 0
Denver 33—Drake 7
Idaho St. 27—Colo. Coll. 0
Illinois 20—California 13
Montana St. 0—Colo. Mines 0
Oregon St. 10—Stanford 0
San Jose St. 34—Hawaii 0
S. Calif. 42—Oregon 15
Utah 20—Idaho 13
West. Colo. 13—Colo. St. 7
Whittier 20—S. Barbara 7
Wyoming 35—Montana 6

FINAL STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE

 

New York

Cleveland

Chicago

Boston

Detroit

Kansas City

Baltimore

Washington

Won

Lost

Percentage

Games Behind

New York

..

9

11

14

12

15

19

16

96

58

.623

..

Cleveland

13

..

12

11

12

17

19

9

93

61

.604

3

Chicago

11

10

..

13

14

14

12

17

91

63

.591

5

Boston

8

11

9

..

13

14

14

15

84

70

.545

12

Detroit

10

10

8

9

..

12

13

17

79

75

.513

17

Kansas City

7

5

8

8

10

..

12

13

63

91

.409

33

Baltimore

3

3

10

8

9

10

..

14

57

97

.370

39

Washington

6

13

5

7

5

9

8

..

53

101

.344

43

NATIONAL LEAGUE

 

Brooklyn

Milwaukee

New York

Philadelphia

Cincinnati

Chicago

St. Louis

Pittsburgh

Won

Lost

Percentage

Games Behind

Brooklyn(*)

..

15

13

16

12

14

14

14

98

55

.641

..

Milwaukee

7

..

14

14

13

15

11

11

85

69

.552

13½

New York

9

8

..

10

13

10

13

17

80

74

.519

18½

Philadelphia

6

8

12

..

11

12

13

15

77

77

500

21½

Cincinnati

10

9

9

11

..

11

11

14

75

79

.487

23½

Chicago(*)

7

7

12

10

11

..

14

11

72

81

.471

26

St. Louis

8

11

9

9

11

8

..

12

68

86

.442

30½

Pittsburgh

8

11

5

7

8

11

10

..

60

94

.390

38½

(*)—Brooklyn and Chicago played one tie game

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Philadelphia
W-1; L-0; T-0
Pct.: 1.000

New York
27-17

1. Washington
W-1; L-0; T-0
Pct.: 1.000

Cleveland
27-17

3. Chicago Cards
W-0; L-0; T-0
Pct.: .000

3. Pittsburgh
W-0; L-0; T-0
Pct.: .000

3. Cleveland
W-0; L-1; T-0
Pct.: .000

Washington
17-27

3. New York
W-0; L-1; T-0
Pct.: .000

Philadelphia
17-27

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. Baltimore
W-1; L-0; T-0
Pct.: 1.000

Chicago Bears
23-17

1 Green Bay
W-1; L-0; T-0
Pct.: 1.000

Detroit
20-17

1. Los Angeles
W-1; L-0; T-0
Pct.: 1.000

San Francisco
23-14

4. Chicago Bears
W-0; L-1; T-0
Pct.: .000

Baltimore
17-23

4. Detroit
W-0; L-1; T-0
Pct.: .000

Green Bay
17-20

4. San Francisco
W-0; L-1; T-0
Pct.: .000

Los Angeles
14-23

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)