This is an article from the Oct. 31, 1955 issue
•Hungary'sslender Sandor Iharos provided latest flurry in prodigal year for track'sdistance men, stepped off 5,000 meters in 13 minutes 40.6 seconds at Budapest,6.2 seconds faster than briefly held world mark of Russia's Vladimir Kuc,lowered Chris Chataway's three-mile record by nine seconds to 13:14.2 in samerace. Laszlo Tabori finished second in Hungarian National Championship event,Istvan Szaboin was third.
•British quartetof runners doggedly circled wet track on blustery day at Walton-on-Thames,England, broke unofficial world record set 20 years ago by Argentina's JoseRibas for distance covered in two hours. Winner Joe Lancaster ran 22 miles 418yards, nearly a mile farther than old record. Gordon Pirie, Jack Heywood, StanCox were runners-up. Pirie, victor over famed Czech Emil Zatopek in racesprevious week, protested, "Running that distance is daft. You won't catchme at it again."
•Ernie Rose ofPatterson, Calif, gunned racing runabout to world Class B hydroplanecompetition record of 61.058 mph in Desert Regatta over Salton Sea, Calif.Rose's old mark: 59.840.
Michigan, stungby upstart Minnesota's 13-point first period, lost No. 1 ranking but snatchedgame, Little Brown Jug from fire 14-13, as Halfback Terry Barr blocked keyGopher conversion try, added five-yard scoring run at Minneapolis.
Pittsburgh's220-pound end Johnny Paluck headed driving line attack that shook loose sevenDuke fumbles, paved way for 26-7 upset of fifth-ranked Blue Devils at Durham,N.C.
Navy's sophquarterback Tom Forrestal (no kin to late Navy Secretary) directed drive forone score, bucked over for second, passed to End Ron Beagle for third in 33-0rout of staggering Penn at Philadelphia, while first-stringer George Welshrested sore toe.
Ed Vereb,hustling Maryland halfback, gained 132 yards in 15 attempts to pace 34-13Terrapin victory over Syracuse.
Oklahoma spottedColorado 14 points, then roused to crush its Big Seven foe 56-21 at Norman,Okla. for 24th straight victory.
Sam Brown brokeopen close game for UCLA with 67-yard punt return, second of three touchdownsfor day; Ronnie Knox passed and ran for two more in 33-13 defeat of Iowa at LosAngeles.
Michigan State'sEarl Morrall executed specially rehearsed pass play, hit End Dave Kaiser for60-yard touchdown to break 7-7 tie, sparked other Spartan scores in 21-7victory over Illinois at East Lansing, Mich.
West Virginia,outcharged in first half by rugged Penn State, buckled down to beat Lions 21-7at Morgan town, W. Va.
Notre Damepierced heavier Purdue line with ease for 325 yards, rushed passing star LenDawson unremittingly, drubbed Boilermakers 22-7 at Lafayette, Ind.
Ohio State'sirresistible ground attack, guided by chance-taking Frank Ellwood, rubbed out14-0 Wisconsin lead, produced 26-16 triumph over favored Badgers at Madison,Wis., kept Buckeyes' slate clean in Big Ten.
SouthernCalifornia made up for sluggish start with three-touchdown last-quarter scoringromp led by Halfback Jon Arnett, as California's Bears succumbed 33-6 atBerkeley, Calif.
Texas A&M'slightweights held vaunted Baylor to 34 yards gained, thumped Bears 19-7 atCollege Station, Tex. to take Southwest Conference lead.
Army reboundedfrom Syracuse upset by smothering Columbia 45-0 at West Point.
Auburn remainedundefeated with 52-0 breeze over little Furman.
BrooklynCollege, blaming declining interest and injuries, dropped football after 29years of participation.
PittsburghSteelers, adroitly maneuvered by Quarterback Jim Finks, weathered sharp NewYork passing attack (26 attempts, 20 completions) to shade Giants 19-17,maintained first-place tie with Cleveland in Eastern Conference of NationalFootball League.
Los AngelesRams' long aerial sallies tripped winless Detroit Lions 24-13, gave Rams clearlead in Western Conference as Green Bay, Baltimore lost.
Cleveland Brownsshrugged off 100-yard kickoff return by Green Bay's Al Carmichael, routedPackers 41-10 to share Eastern lead.
WashingtonRedskins struck twice under little Eddie LeBaron's resourceful quarter-backing,dropped Baltimore Colts from company of Western leaders 14-13.
ChicagoCardinals tied Philadelphia Eagles 24-24 on bizarre play, as Ollie Matsonbackpedaled 24 yards to shake tacklers, lateraled to Dave Mann, who passed toDon Stonesifer for touchdown.
Chicago Bearserased 10-0 first-period deficit, featured two touchdown runs, scoring pass byEd Brown in 34-23 victory over San Francisco 49ers.
Branch Rickey,73, baseball's unexampled innovator, organizer and phrasemaker, announcedretirement after five years as general manager and executive vice-president ofbottom-drawer Pittsburgh Pirates, effective Nov. 1. Rickey, molder of pennantwinners at St. Louis and Brooklyn, will stay on as adviser, reportedly at$50,000 half pay.
Ralph Kiner,$90,000 home run idol in Pittsburgh heyday, ended playing career, signed$25,000, one-year contract as general manager of San Diego Padres.
Wes Santee, in remarkable off-season form, left pace-setting rabbit role to oldrival Fred Dwyer, blazed ahead on final lap to win 4:05.2 mile (sixth fastestindoors) by 20 yards at New York's Madison Square Garden, keynoted U.S. Olympicweekend. In other Olympic Carnival events, staged to further one-million-dollarOlympic Fund drive, improving Lang Stanley edged world record holder LonSpurrier in 1:54.8 half mile; Dick Maiocco of New York parted quarter-mile tapein 50.7, ahead of Jim Lea; Lou Jones, fastest 400-meter man ever, ran third;champion skaters Tenley Albright and Hayes Alan Jenkins, championweight-lifters Paul Anderson, Tommy Kono, Pete George gave exhibitions; fencingmatches went to Harold Goldsmith (foil), George Worth (sabre), wrestlingvictories to Peter Blair (free style), James Peckham (Greco-Roman) (see page26).
Wallace (Bud)Smith, scoring with insistent left hooks, closed Challenger Jimmy Carter'sright eye, survived savage 13th-round counterattack, kept world lightweighttitle by decision before home-town crowd at Cincinnati (see page 12).
Vince Martinez,still chipping away rust after return to welterweight title hunt, outclassedLester Felton of Detroit in 10-rounder at Providence, R.I. for 16th straightvictory.
Randy Turpin,England's former world middleweight champion, called it quits after unsungCanadian light heavyweight Gordon Wallace scored four knockdowns, knocked himout in fourth round at London. Retirement scuttled Archie Moore-Turpinlight-heavy title fight proposed for January, produced Trinidad's YolandePompey as probable replacement.
Julius Helfand,New York's boxing commissioner, resumed probe into mysterious interior ofManagers' Guild, questioned suspended managers Cus D'Amato (Floyd Patterson),Bobby Melnick (Tiger Jones), Bobby Nelson (no boy). Trio professed ignorance ofGuild workings. Said Melnick: "I know nothing. No one knows more than Ido" (see page 13).
Bwamazon Farm'sJovial Jove sprinted to nose victory over E. Gay Drake's midland streak Swoon'sSon in $58,425 Breeders Futurity at Keeneland, Ky.; Comedian Lou Costello'sWest Coast hope Bold Bazooka ran fourth behind C. V. Whitney's Career Boy in$10,000 Garden State Trial, as 2-year-old picture remained blurred (see page19).
WheatleyStable's stretch-running gray filly High Voltage won $51,850 Vineland Handicapby three lengths at Garden State Park, N.J., reinforced claim to year's3-year-old distaff honors.
Mexico's jumping team, cut from four to two by injuries suffered in autoaccident, still performed brilliantly at Harrisburg's Pennsylvania National asBrig. General Humberto Mariles used novocain to relieve pain of crackedcoccyx.
George T. Weymouth's 6-year-old mare Star Salome won 25th Monmouth County 'Hunt Cup over timber barriers, his 5-year old mare Chee Oaks beat 11th Gold Cupfield over brush, as Wilmington, Del. sportsman swept features at Middletown,N.J.
Neji, resolute 5-year-old chestnut gelding, hard-urged by premier jumping riderFrank (Dooley) Adams, headed injured but game Rythminhim near finish to take$57,300 Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase, world's richest, for Mrs. Ogden Phipps by% length in 4:55 3/5 for 2½ miles at Belmont Park, clinched year's jumpingcrown.
France, heeding lesson of June's Le Mans tragedy, moved toward resumption offull racing schedule next April, posted safety precautions for Grand Prixevents. Sponsors must provide racing strip at least 23 feet wide, special roadsto pits, adequate barriers for spectators' protection after receiving centralcommission's approval.
Guy Lombardo's Tempo VII, piloted by Danny Foster, nipped Gale V in season'slast unlimited hydroplane race for Governor's Trophy at Madison, Ind. JosephSchoenith's Gale V won only Seattle Gold Cup, placed consistently elsewhere towin unlimited high-point championship.
Montreal Canadiens kept lead in National Hockey League as Rookie Henri Richardrapped two goals in 6-0 whitewash of Chicago Black Hawks after Boston Bruinshanded Canadiens first loss of season 3-2. New York Rangers split with TorontoMaple Leafs, beat Chicago, moved into second-place tie with Bruins. Detroit RedWings, once overpowering on home ice, permitted ties by Boston, Chicago.Detroit's Captain Ted Lindsay fired 269th goal, one short of record forleft-wingers.
HONORED—SunnyJim Fitzsimmons, 81, dean of nation's trainers, developer of Nashua, GallantFox, Johnstown; at Thoroughbred Club of America's 24th testimonial dinner—firsttrainer so cited.
DIED—MidgetWolgast, 46, world flyweight boxing champion 1930-35; after collapsing inPhiladelphia restaurant.
OTHER RESULTSFOR THE RECORD
Earl Motter, Hayward. Calif., 25-mile Bill Vukovich Memorial midget race, in29:45.81, Fresno, Calif.
Isaac Logart,10-round decision over Gil Turner, middleweights, New York.
Artie Towne, 10-round split decision over Milo Savage, middleweights, NewYork.
Raul (Raton) Macias, 10-round decision over Cecil Schoonmaker, bantamweights,Corpus Christi, Tex. (nontitle).
Leo Espinosa, 10-round decision over Roberto Castro, bantamweights, BuenosAires.
Pascual Perez, 10-round decision over Danny Kid, flyweights, Buenos Aires(nontitle).
Tanny Campo, 10-round decision over Johnny Ortega, flyweights, SanFrancisco.
Dick (Kid) Howard, 10-round split decision over Orlando Zulueta, lightweights,Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Sammy Walker, 6-round TKO over Jesse Turner, middleweights, Holyoke, Mass.
Davey Moore, 2-round K0 over Nat (Killer) Jackson, lightweights, New Orleans,La.
Ireland, over United States, 8-4, amateur tournament, Dublin.
Ch. Barrage of quality hill (boxer), best-in-show, Troy Kennel Club show, Troy,N.Y.; Albany Kennel Club show, Albany, N.Y.
Hungary, world fencing championship, Rome.
Joe Bailey, Oklahoma City, Okla., Texas Tarpon Rodeo, Port Aransas, Tex.
Hamilton 22-Ottawa 12
U.S. Ryder CupTeam, over U.S. challenge team, $12,500 tournament, Midland, Tex.
Jim Tom Blair,Jefferson City, Mo., over Eddie Merrins, Meridian, Miss., 8 and 7, SouthwestStates Amateur Tournament, Fort Smith, Ark.
LORD STEWARD:$15,000 Greyhound trot, 1 m., by¾ length, in 2:03 2/5, Brandywine Raceway,Wilmington, Del. Dick Williams, driver.
IRISH: $12,400 Westchestsr pace, 1 m., by nose, in 2:03 1/5, Yonkers Raceway,N.Y., Eddie Cobb, driver.
ALTA ROD: $13,600 Hilltop trot, 1 m.. by 3 lengths, in 2:09, Yonkers Raceway,N.Y., David Bowser, driver.
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Natl. Hockey League
2. New York
DUC DE FER:$30,150 Interborough Handicap, 6 f., by 3 lengths, in 1:11 4/5, Jamaica, N.Y.,Don Brum-field up.
COUNTERMAND: $30,700 Mayflower Stakes, 1 m. 70 yards, by¾ length, in 1:43 3/5,at Suffolk Downs, East Boston, Mass., Arnold Kirkland up.
SPRING BOY: $25,000 Anita King Handicap, 1 m., by nose, in 1:37 1/5, BayMeadows, San Mateo, Calif., Rogelio Trejos up.
CHEVATION: $24,350 New York Handicap (turf), 1‚Öú m., by 5 lengths, in 2:244/5,Belmont Park, N.Y., Eric Guerin up.
(Riding,fencing, shooting—two events remaining)
Hungary 7,077points; Switzerland, 6,368.5; Russia 6,134.5; Sweden 6,108; Rumania 5,849.5;Czechoslovakia 5,745.5; United States 5,582.5, Macolin, Switzerland.
Woodside, Calif., over Oak Brook, 7-3, National Inter-circuit Championship,Santa Barbara, Calif.
California Polytechnic Institute, Northwest Intercollegiate Tournament, Moscow,Idaho.
Germany, world championships, Madrid.
Bulgaria, overGreat Britain, 2-0, Sofia; RUSSIA, FRANCE, 2-2 tie, Moscow.
HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK
Albright 20—Frank. Marsh.0
Alfred 26—Ithaca 0
Army 45—Columbia 0
Boston Col. 13—Marq. 13
Brandeis 20—N. Hamp. 14
Cal. T. 7—Slip. Rock 0
Carn. Tech 18—Temple 16
Coast Guard 14—Wore. T. 7
Colby 14—Bowdoin 12
Colgate 7—Yale 0
Dartmouth 14—Harvard 9
Dela. 26—Conn. 14
Hamilton 20—Haverford 13
Hobart 25—Union 14
Holy Cross 20—Boston U. 12
Juniata 27—Dickinson 7
Lafayette 34—Bucknell 13
Lehigh 21—Rutgers 14
Maine 15—Bates 13
Maryland 34—Syracuse 13
Mass. 33—N'east. 13
Navy 33—Penn 0
N.Car. St. 34—Villanova 13
Norwich 20—Vermont 20
Princeton 26—Cornell 20
Rhode Island 19—Brown 7
Swarthmore 7—Ursinus 0
Upsala 28—Hofstra 7
Wesleyan 25—Amherst 6
West Vir. 21—Penn State 7
Williams 22—Tufts 12
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Auburn 52—Furman 0
Centre 53—George. (Ky.) 0
Citadel 14—Presbyterian 13
Clemson 28—S. Carolina 14
Davidson 21—VMI 7
G. Wash. 16-Wm. & Mary 0
Georgia Tech 34—Fl. St. 0
Hamp.-Syd. 31—W. Md. 12
Houston 7—Texas Tech 0
Kentucky 10—Florida 7
Mississippi 17—Arkansas 7
Miss. State 26—Alabama 14
Oregon 46—Arizona 27
Pittsburgh 26—Duke 7
Randolph-Mac. 21—Johns Hopkins 18
S. W. Tenn. 33—W. & Lee l2
Tennessee 53—Dayton 7
Tenn. Tech 19—W. Ky. 7
Texas 32—Rice 14
Texas A&M 19—Baylor 7
TCU 21—Miami (Fla.) 19
Tex. West. 28—Wichita 12
Tulane 14—Georgia 0
Virginia Tech 17—Vir. 13
Vander. 46—Middle Tenn. 0
Wake Forest 25—N.Car. 0
Wofford 33—Guilford 21
Akron 19—Denison 7
Beloit 28—Albion 20
Bowling Green 39—Toledo O
Butler 18—DePauw 7
Carleton 28—Grinnell 0
Case 32—Wayne 0
Cincinnati 21—Tulsa 21
Coe 34—Cornell (la.) 12
Detroit 7—Okla. A & M 7
Drake 40—Bradley 7
Heidelberg 34—Baldwin-Wallace 0
Ind. 20—Northwestern 14
John Carroll 32—Edinboro 0
Kansas St. 9—Iowa St. 7
Kent 39—Marshall 6
Miami (O.) 34—Ohio U. 7
Michigan 14—Minnesota 13
Michigan St. 21—Illinois 7
Millikin 19—L. Forest 13
Nebraska 18—Missouri 12
Notre Dame 22—Purdue 7
Ohio State 26—Wisc. 16
Ohio Wes. 20—Oberlin 14
Oklahoma 56—Colorado 21
SMU 33—Kansas 14
Wabash 37—Sewanee 0
Wash. (St. L.) 26—Western Michigan 14
Xavier 26—Youngstown 0
Colo. A&M 26—Utah St. 9
Col. Pac. 14—San Jose St. 7
Denver 33—Brig. Young 0
Montana 19—N. Mexico 14
Mont. St. 20—West. St. 6
Oregon St. 14—Wash. St. 6
Portland St. 18—Ore. T. 14
S. Calif. 33—Calif.
Stanford 7—Washington 7
UCLA 33-lowa 13
Whitworth 48—Br. Col. 0
Wyoming 23—Utah 13
FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
1. Maryland (62)
2. Oklahoma (53)
3. Michigan (39)
4. Navy (4)
5. Michigan State (4)
6. UCLA (2)
7. West Virginia (13)
8. Auburn (8)
9. Notre Dame
10. Southern California
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Texas A&M 313; 12, Georgia Tech111; 13, Holy Cross (1) 50; 14, Texas Christian 49; 15, Ohio State 41.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
4. Chicago Cards
6. New York
1. Los Angeles
2. Green Bay
4. Chicago Bears
4. San Francisco