This is an article from the Oct. 24, 1955 issue
•Paul (Dixie Derrick) Anderson, 340-pound strong man from Toccoa, Ga., flexed his huge muscles, warmed up with world record lift of 410 pounds in two-hands press, finished with fabulous 1,130-pound total for heavyweight mark at world weight-lifting championships in Munich, Germany. Other records set in same competition: Russian Bantamweight Vladimir Nikolai Stogov raised 235.4 pounds in two-hands press, totaled 737 pounds in all three lifts; U.S. Bantamweight Charles Vinci snatched 225.5 pounds but finished second to Stogov; Soviet Lightweight Nikolai Kostylev hoisted 842.41 pounds.
•Florence Chadwick, strong-armed San Diego, Calif, swimmer who is making career of conquering English Channel, thrashed across icy stretch between England and France in 13 hours 55 minutes, clipped 11 minutes off standard set by England's Bill Pickering last August.
•Belle Acton, George B. Landers' brown filly, was driven into early lead by able Stanley Dancer, stepped smartly to world mark of 2:02 2/5 for 2-year-old pacers on half-mile track in $14,200 Autumn Pace at Yonkers, N.Y.
Gerry Planutis, hard-driving Michigan State fullback, crashed over for winning touchdown, set up clincher with fumble recovery, kicked three extra points to pace hard-hitting Spartans to 21-7 win over favored Notre Dame at East Lansing, Mich. (see page 34).
Michigan had rough time with inspired Northwestern but used short plunge by fourth-string Fullback Earl Johnson, 46-yard sprint by elusive Terry Barr to down Wildcats 14-2 at Ann Arbor, Mich., protected ranking as nation's No. 1 team.
Purdue's accurate-passing Len Dawson kept Boilermakers in running with two scoring passes, tossed 14 yards to End Steve Chernicky for touchdown on final play of game, calmly kicked extra point to tie Iowa 20-20 at Iowa City.
Oklahoma gave up first-period score to hopeful Kansas, turned loose speedy backs to clobber Jayhawks 44-6, stretched winning streak to 23, at Norman, Okla.
Duke, stunned by pair of touchdowns by Ohio State's Jim Roseboro and Howard (Hopalong) Cassady (see cover), recovered to tie score on passing and running of Bob Pascal, squeezed out 20-14 win when Sonny Jurgensen plunged over from one-yard line in last quarter at Columbus, Ohio.
Syracuse took advantage of Army mistakes, broke scoreless deadlock on Jim Ridlon's 22-yard pass to Don Althouse in third quarter, completed 13-0 upset of bedeviled Cadets on Ridlon's final-period score at West Point, N.Y.
Navy's sure-handed George Welsh completed 15 of 20 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, got helping hand from All-America End Ron Beagle (who caught six tosses) as Midshipmen overwhelmed Penn State 34-14 at University Park, Pa.
West Virginia's twin platoons rolled up five touchdowns in opening half, battered William and Mary 39-13 at Morgantown, W. Va. to keep Mountaineers undefeated.
Jon Arnett got Southern California off on right foot with spectacular 55-yard touchdown dash, teamed with hard-hitting C. R. Roberts, fast-charging line as Trojans hammered Wisconsin out of unbeaten class with 33-21 victory at Los Angeles.
UCLA jumped into 21-0 lead on play of talented Sam Brown but Bruins were hard pressed to hold off rallying Stanford, finally took 21-13 decision at Palo Alto, Calif.
Maryland's fleet-footed Ed Vereb had hand in all four touchdowns, led Terrapins to 25-7 triumph over North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Texas A&M overcame 16-12 deficit on last-period 51-yard run by Don Watson, surprised favored TCU 19-16 at Fort Worth, Texas (see page 35).
Auburn, unawed by fifth-ranked Georgia Tech's reputed strength, outplayed Engineers in line as Quarterback Howell Tubbs, Fullback Joe Childress and End Jimmy Phillips played major offensive roles in 14-12 victory at Atlanta.
Green Bay Packers nipped Los Angeles Rams 30-28 when Fred Cone kicked 26-yard field goal (his third of game) with 24 seconds to play. Tobin Rote passed for three Green Bay touchdowns, helped move Packers into three-way tie with beaten Rams and Baltimore in Western Conference of National Football League.
Chicago Bears snapped three-game losing streak, handed disillusioned Baltimore Colts first defeat 38-10 on running of husky Rookie Rick Casares, accurate passing of George Blanda and Bob Williams.
Cleveland Browns, on march again after slow start, throttled Washington Redskins' passing attack, won 24-14 to keep pace with Pittsburgh at top of Eastern Conference.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Jimmy Finks, calling plays with daring of gambler, engineered Steelers to 13-7 victory over favored Philadelphia, pushed Eagles into cellar.
San Francisco 49ers rallied for 21 points in fourth quarter, scored winning touchdown on Joe Perry's run in closing minutes to edge Detroit 27-24, just about eliminated winless Lions from title contention.
New York Giants made home debut, celebrated by outsplashing Chicago Cardinals 10-0 in driving rainstorm on touchdown by Frank Gifford, 28-yard field goal by aging kicking-specialist Ben Agajanian.
Nashua, Belair Stud's sleek meal ticket, sloshed through mud to overpower
challenging Thinking Cap as Eddie Arcaro contributed usual masterful ride, romped off with two-mile, $79,950 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, N.Y., set one-year earnings record of $752,550, raised lifetime winnings to $945,415, topped only by Citation's $1,085,760 (see page 37).
Nasrina, powerful-running bay filly sired by Nasrullah, held steady until backstretch by Willie Boland, caught pace-setting Cosmah, pulled away strongly to win $130,300 Gardenia Stakes, world's richest race for 2-year-old fillies, at Garden State Park.
Hasseyampa, Walmac Farm's 4-year-old who won only once in 11 races this year, surprised with strong run, held off fast-closing Mister Black to take $94,050 Hawthorne Gold Cup at Chicago, provided lucky bettors with 24-1 payoff.
Sherwood Johnston, fast-driving Texan who now lives in Greenwich, Conn., zoomed Briggs Cunningham's D Jaguar past Phil Hill, in Ferrari Monza, to take lead on third lap, kept up swift pace to average 87.9 mph for 100 miles, won gleaming President's Cup at Hagerstown, Md. Runners-up: Hill; defending champion Bill Spear, in three-liter Maserati. Up-and-coming Paul O'Shea of Rye, N.Y., driving Mercedes 300SL, barreled along at 76.5 mph average speed, beat out Charlie Wallace and Dick Kessler, both in Jaguar XK140MC cars, to take 41-mile Gov. McKeldin Purse (for remaining winners, see Other Results).
Stirling Moss and Peter Collins, young British racers, teamed up to pilot their Mercedes to victory in 580-mile Targa Florio at Palermo, Sicily, last race for 1955 world sports car championship, pushed Mercedes ahead of Ferrari for team title.
Floyd Patterson, lethal-punching New York light heavyweight, exploded his rapid combinations, flattened Cal Brad in first round at Los Angeles to score his eighth straight knockout.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, seventh-ranked middleweight from Yonkers, N.Y., took aggressive Al Andrews' best punches, countered with blistering attack that staggered Andrews in fourth and sixth rounds, had rival on verge of knockout in 10th, won unanimous decision at Miami, Fla.
Julius Helfand, New York Boxing Commission chairman, vigorously denied he had cooled off on boxing probe, came out flatly against federal investigation ("I do not feel the U.S. Government should be wasting its time"), insisted sport can be controlled "provided working commissions...honestly administer and control it in stead of trying to steal important fights...." Helfand's stand is in direct opposition to National Boxing Association, which recently gave unanimous approval to resolution calling for federal investigation.
Bob Friend, hard-throwing young Pittsburgh Pirate right-hander with 14-9 record, led National League pitchers with 2.84 earned run average, became first major leaguer to lead in ERA while performing for last-place team. American League leader was veteran left-hander Billy Pierce, who turned in brilliant 1.97 average while winning 15,losing 10 for Chicago White Sox.
Fred Hutchinson, former Detroit manager, returned to major leagues after tenure at Seattle, was choice of new General Manager Frank Lane to lead St. Louis Cardinals out of seventh-place wilderness.
Kimberly Kid, Leonard J. Buck's slickstepping 5-year-old who earned reputation on Grand Circuit, made rare appearance on half-mile track, responded to urging of Driver Ned Bower in stretch to take $29,000 Gotham Trot in track record time of 3:08 3/5 for 1½ miles at Yonkers, N.Y.
Russian strong boys showed off their muscles in world championships at Munich, won four individual titles, scored 29 points to 25 for second-place U.S. to capture "Prize of Nations" and team crown. Among individual champions: Middle-Heavyweight Arkadii Vorobiev of Russia; Light Heavyweight Tommy Kono of Sacramento, Calif.; Middleweight Pete George of Akron, Ohio; Featherweight Rafael Tchimichkian of Russia.
Hungary's cocky 21-year-old Josef Gyurkza skillfully outmaneuvered four-time champion Christian D'Oriola of France to take men's electric foil crown while blonde teammate Liadia Domolki swept past six opponents to win women's foil title as world championships got under way at Rome. Italy edged France in men's epée team competition, also produced individual titlist in 32-year-old Giorgio Anglesio.
Montreal Canadiens, led by fiery 34-year-old Maurice (Rocket) Richard and his 19-year-old rookie brother Henri, whipped New York, tied Chicago 2-2, held grip on first place in National Hockey League. Boston Bruins edged and tied Toronto in two games, got hat-trick performance from Leo Labine to trounce New York 4-1, moved into second-place deadlock with Chicago. Detroit Red Wings, after losing first three games, began to click, battered Chicago 4-1, Toronto 6-0, as Gordie Howe supplied scoring punch.
HONORED—Johnny Podres, gritty young Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher, World Series hero, pride of Witherbee, N.Y., former player for Hazard, Ky., of Mountain State League; commissioned Kentucky colonel, by Gov. Lawrence Wetherby, at Lexington.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Jimmy Bryan, Phoenix, Ariz., AAA 100-m. big car
race, in 1:09.36, Sacramento, Calif.
(SCCA race & class winners, Hagerstown, Md.)
Bob Bucher, in Allard J.R., Class B modified.
Sherwood Johnston, in D Jaguar, Class C modified.
Phil Hill, in Ferrari Monza, Class D modified.
Briggs Cunnigham, in 2-liter Maserati, Class E
(Gov. McKeldin Purse)
Charles Wallace, in Jaguar XK140MC, Class C Prod.
Paul O'Shea, Class D Prod. (Mercedes Category).
Fred Moore, Class D Prod. (Austin-Healey Category).
Mike Rothschild, in Morgan, Class E Prod.
Lake Underwood, Class F Prod. (Porsches only).
(Lavender Hill Mob)
Steve Spitler, in MG TF, Overall & Class F Prod., with 72.05 mph avg. speed.
Henry Wessells III, in Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Class G Prod.
Ed Crawford, in Porsche 550, Overall & Class F modified, with 82.1 mph avg. speed.
Charles Dietrich, in Lester MG, Class G modified.
Dolph Vilardi, in Bandini, Class H modified.
(City of Hagerstown)
Lake Underwood, Overall & Class F Prod. (Porsche Category), with 74.5 mph avg. speed.
Joe Herson, in MG A, Class F Prod. (MG Category).
George Valentine, in MG TC, Class G Prod.
(The Air Force)
Gunnard Rubini, in Morgan, Overall, with 75.2 mph avg. speed; Class E Prod.
Fred Moore in Austin-Healey, Class D Prod.
(Civil Air Patrol Special)
Charles Wallace, in Jaguar XK140MC, Overall, with 73.5 mph avg. speed; Class C Prod.
Paul O'shea, in Mercedes 300 SL, Class D Prod.
Tony Baldoni, 10-round split decision over Ray Drake, middleweights, Syracuse, N.Y.
Chuck Davely, 10-round decision over Alan Kennedy, welterweights, Lansing, Mich.
Lulu Perez, 10-round decision over Bobby Courchesne, lightweights. New York.
Willie Pep, 10-round decision over Charlie Titone, featherweights, Brockton, Mass.
Billy Peacock, 9-round KO over Chamrern Songkitrat, bantamweights, Bangkok.
(Canadian Big Four)
Hamilton 28—Ottawa 1
Montreal 44—Toronto 23
MANOTICK: $62,000 Ladies Handicap, 1½ m., by head, in 2:31 2/5, Belmont Pk., N.Y. Angel Valenzuela up.
PARK DANDY: $44,850 Canadian Championship, 1 3/16 m., by length, in 2:00 4/5 (track record), Long Branch, Toronto. Robert Ussery up.
BEAU FOND: $31,750 Champagne Stakes, 1 m., by 5 lengths, in 1:36 2/5, Belmont Pk., N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
IMAGEM: $30,350 Benjamin Franklin Handicap, 1 1/16 m., by 3/4 length, in 1:43 4/5, Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J. Willie Hartack up.
HILLARY: $25,000 Mapes Hotel Handicap, 1 1/16 m., on foul, in 1:43, Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Calif. M. Volzke up.
STAR SALOME: Hunter Challenge Cup, 3 m. (timber), by½ length, Rose Tree Fox Hunting Club, Media, Pa. Eugene Weymouth up.
NEJI: $28,250 Grand Natl. Steeplechase Handicap, 3 m., by head, in 5:54 2/5, Belmont Pk., N.Y. Frank (Dooley) Adams up.
Art Larsen, San Francisco, over Mario Llamas, 6-4, 8-6, 10-12, 6-4, Pan-American men's singles, Mexico City.
TRACK & FIELD
Barbara Mueller, Chicago, AAU women's natl. pentathlon, with 3,539 pts., Morristown, N.J.
HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK
Alfred 13—Albright 7
Bates 12—Middlebury 7
Boston Col. 23—Detroit 0
Boston U. 32—Drake 2
Bucknell 38—Temple 0
Cam. Tech 26—Dickinson 0
Coast Guard 21—Amherst 13
Colgate 15—Princeton 6
Delaware 20—N.Hamp. 18
Drexel Tech 23—F&M 6
Geo. Wash. 25 Penn 6
Hamilton 26—Sw'more 12
Harvard 21—Columbia 7
Hobart 53—Kenyon 0
Holy Cross 7—Quantico 0
Juniata 14—Lycoming 13
Kings Point 7—Wagner 6
Lafayette 21—Dartmouth 13
Lehigh 21—Gettysburg 18
Maine 13—Connecticut 0
Moravian 13—PMC 0
Morgan State 32—Howard 0
Navy 34—Penn State 14
N'eastern 21—Hofstra 12
Pitt 21—Nebraska 7
Rhode Is. 39—Mass. 15
Rutgers 14—Brown 12
Slipp. Rock 25—Ind. T. 13
Springfld 27—Am. Intl. 12
Syracuse 13—Army 0
Thiel 13—Geneva 7
Trinity 33—St. Lawrence 0
Union 32—RPI 12
Upsala 24—Scranton 6
Ursinus 12—Haverford 6
Vermont 21—Rochester 12
Va. Union 19—Lincoln 0
W. Virginia 39—Wm. & Mary 13
Williams 27—Bowdoin 6
Worcester T. 18—W'leyan 0
Yale 34—Cornell 6
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Ala. St. 25—Morehouse 20
Arkansas 27—Texas 20
Auburn 14—Ga. Tech 12
Centre 28—S'western 13
Citadel 25—Furman 19
Davidson 54—W&L 0
Florida 18—LSU 14
Florida A&M 14—Mor. Brown 6
Georgia 47—Fla. State 14
Hamp.-Syd. 19—Johns Hopkins 6
Houston 21—Oklahoma A&M 13
Ky. State 7—Central St. 0
Maryland 25—N. Carolina 7
Md. State 6—N. Car. A&T 0
Mississippi 27—Tulane 13
Miss.State 20—Kentucky l4
N. Texas 30—Hardin Simmons 19
Richmond 7—Va. Tech 7
SMU 20—Rice 0
Tennessee 20—Alabama 0
Texas A&M 19—TCU 16
Vanderbilt l2—Chatt. 0
Virginia 20—VMI 13
Wake For. 13—N.Car. St.13
Allegheny 33—Oberlin 25
Bowl. Gr. 34—Bald.-Wall. 14
Bradley 40—N. III. St. 0
Cincinnati 13—Marquette 12
Coe 46—Carleton 14
Colorado 34—Kansas St. 13
Duke 20—Ohio State 14
Hiram 32—Marietta 0
Illinois 21—Minnesota 13
Indiana 14—Villanova 7
Iowa 20—Purdue 20
Iowa State 20—Missouri 14
J. Carroll 44—Wayne 25
Kalamazoo 20—Defiance 12
Kent State 20—Ohio U. 14
Michigan 14—N'western 2
Mich. St. 21—Notre Dame 7
Oklahoma 44—Kansas 6
Omaha 20—E. Ky. St. 13
S. Dakota 45—N. Dak. St. 28
W. Reserve 9—Wash. (St. Louis) 6
Wichita 33—S. Dak. St. 7
Baylor 13—Washington 7
Col. Pac. 13—Oregon St. 7
Montana St. 29—Colo. St. 7
Oregon 21—California 0
San Jose St. 14—N.Mex. 0
Texas West. 29—Arizona 0
UCLA 21—Stanford 13
Utah 27—Denver 7
Utah St. 32—Montana 6
Washington St. 9—Idaho 0
Wyoming 23—Tulsa 19
Natl. Hockey League
4. New York
FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of 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):
1. Michigan (76)
2. Maryland (33)
3. Oklahoma (29)
4. Navy (7)
5. Duke (15)
6. Michigan State (4)
7. UCLA (3)
8. West Virginia (9)
9. Auburn (5)
10. Southern California (1)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Notre Dame 242; 12, Texas A&M 137; 13, Georgia Tech 83; 14, Colorado 74; 15, Wisconsin 72.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
3. Chi. Cards
5. New York
1. Los Angeles
1. Green Bay
4. San Fran.
5. Chicago Bears