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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

Oct. 03, 1955
Oct. 03, 1955

Table of Contents
Oct. 3, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Football
  • High up in a rain-spattered stadium in Maryland, a West Coast football father gets a demonstration (7-0) that a big, rough line is a greater asset on a muddy field than all the talent and tutoring built into UCLA's impressive young back

The Wonderful World Of Sport
Acknowledgments
Kanchenjunga
  • For nearly 50 years mountaineers of many nations tried in vain to climb "the most difficult and dangerous mountain in the world." This is the story of how a nine-man British expedition finally succeeded. It is told by one of the four who reached the top

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT

NOTRE DAME FINDS A QUARTERBACK

This is an article from the Oct. 3, 1955 issue Original Layout

Notre Dame's biggest worry for the 1955 football season was finding a quarterback. The Irish need worry no longer. Paul Hornung, 19-year-old junior from Louisville, Ky. proved to be a masterful field general in the Bertelli-Lujack-Guglielmi tradition as Notre Dame whipped Southern Methodist 17-0 in its opening game at South Bend. Hornung scored a touchdown, kicked a field goal, passed adequately, defended brilliantly

Kicking field goal, Hornung (visible to left of SMU's Number 77) scores from 38-yard line to raise Notre Dame's lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter. Powerfully built Hornung stands 6 feet 2 inches, weighs 205 pounds, heavy for a quarterback.

Carrying ball, Hornung racks up big yardage behind blocking of End Dick Prendergast. Used last year as a reserve fullback, Hornung is a truly bruising runner. Against SMU, he ran for Notre Dame's first score, gained 70 yards in 13 carries.

ARCHIE MOORE FINDS A SYMPATHIZER
The bond between fighters who have met in the ring is a strong one. For 25 minutes and 19 seconds last week, Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and Challenger Archie Moore exchanged blows with a ferocity that has characterized man-to-man combat since the dawn of history (see page 36). Then, with Moore counted out in the ninth round, a solicitous Marciano rushed impulsively to his stricken opponent, whose arm extended limply toward the champion as if to ask that the punishing interlude between the two be forgotten. But in the minds of 61,574 eyewitnesses the struggle will linger vividly for a long, long time

HIGH GUN SHOWS JUNIOR HOW

Four-year-old High Gun lay back, took flying mud from three-year-old Nashua, ran last for half a mile, then roared up to win the $106,700 Sysonby at Belmont with a stirring stretch run

Muddy Eddie Arcaro manages lonely postrace smile for railbirds. He had no excuses for Nashua's failure to win the race.

Muddy Willie Boland finds himself in winner's circle with New York Governor Averell Harriman, who made presentation, King Ranch Owners Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kleberg, Trainer Max Hirsch, Mrs. Harriman. (For a Sysonby analysis see page 44.)

WATER BUG

The bizarre craft above, behaving more like an outsize water spider than an honest sailboat, is being used in a Navy research project on hydrofoils being carried out by the Baker Manufacturing Co. of Evansville, Wis. The foils, operating on the same lift principle as an airplane wing, hike the hull out of the water at 12 mph, reducing resistance and allowing the boat to reach the incredible sailing speed of 30 mph. Hydrofoils give sailors another great advantage: they never have to bail. "We have a hole in the bottom," says one of Baker's engineers. "When we get up on the foils, we just pull out the cork."

Rear foil acts as rudder, holds down the stern so that boat will not nose-dive.

PHOTORICHARD MEEKBELLOWING SIGNALS AS HE SURVEYS THE SOUTHERN METHODIST DEFENSE, JUNIOR QUARTERBACK PAUL HORNUNG AWAITS THE SNAP OF BALL FROM CENTER BEFORE LAUNCHING A NOTRE DAME ASSAULTTWO PHOTOSRICHARD MEEKPHOTOMARK KAUFFMANPHOTODRIVING ON THE OUTSIDE, HIGH GUN NIPS JET ACTION IN MUD-SPATTERED FINISH. NASHUA, FAVORED IN HIS FIRST OUTING AGAINST OLDER HORSES, IS THIRD WITH HELIOSCOPE FOURTHPHOTOWITH BUILDER J. G. BAKER AT HELM BOAT CLIMBS ONTO HYDROFOILS, SKIMS AT 30 MPHTHREE PHOTOS