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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

Nov. 07, 1955
Nov. 07, 1955

Table of Contents
Nov. 7, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
From 'Rah' To The Supersonic
Now In November
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Quarter Horses
Column Of The Week
Acknowledgments
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

RECORD BREAKERS

This is an article from the Nov. 7, 1955 issue

Czechoslovakia's aging Emil Zatopek, annoyed at losing one of his 9 official world distance records, set out to show upstarts he is still master, stepped off 25,000 meters in 1:16:34.6 at Celakovice to slice nearly a full second off time posted by Russia's Albert Ivanov last month, once again held firm grip on every mark from six miles to 30,000 meters.

Bob Boehm of Healdsburg, Calif. played second fiddle to record-setter Gene Souza of Oakland, Calif. for few hours, then bounced his 136-cubic-inch boat through Salton Sea, Calif. time traps at swift 83.8985 mph to shatter Souza's short-standing measured mile world speed standard of 83.3325 mph; Carl Maginn of Glendale, Calif., competing in Crackerbox Class, gunned his little hydroplane Hot Ice up to 83.307 mph to better own year-old record, in National Desert Regatta.

Yale and Washington's Walter Reed Swim Club stars took inspiration from formful Actress Esther Williams on nationally televised program at New Haven, Conn., sped to pair of U.S. short-course records. Yale quartet of Jerry Dolbey, Charles Hardin, Dave Armstrong and Sandy Gideonse churned to mark of 1:44 for 200-yard medley relay while Walter Reed's Shelley Mann, Mary Jane Sears and Wanda Werner raced against clock, posted fast 1:28.2 for women's 150-yard medley relay.

FOOTBALL

Michigan, trailing 14-0 at half, 21-13 at end of third quarter, pulled itself together when sharpshooting Jim Maddock threw 65- and 60-yard scoring passes to Ends Ron Kramer and Tom Maentz, finished off weary Iowa 33-21 on Tony Branoff's 31-yard dash in closing seconds at Ann Arbor, Mich. to remain in Big Ten lead.

Notre Dame, dutifully fired up by memories, celebrated Knute Rockne Memorial Game by shocking Navy 21-7 at South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame's Paul Hornung outclassed Navy's George Welsh in battle of quarterbacks, scored once, passed to End Gene Kapish for second, starred on defense to help sailors to first defeat.

Oklahoma, its steady sights set on Orange Bowl date, stampeded Kansas State 40-7 at Manhattan, Kans. for 25th straight.

Minnesota's pile-driving Dick Borstad plunged for two scores, set up third with blocked kick, led Gophers to satisfying 25-19 triumph over Southern California in swirling snowstorm at Minneapolis.

Michigan State, looking better every week, turned loose hard-running Walt Kowalczyk against "Wisconsin, totted up 27-0 victory at Madison, Wis.

Army's Don Holleder had his greatest day at quarterback, ran for one touchdown, passed for three others to lead rejuvenated Cadets to 27-7 trouncing of Colgate at West Point, N.Y.

Syracuse spotted Holy Cross first-period score, roared back on running of husky Jim Brown to batter previously unbeaten Crusaders 49-9 at Worcester, Mass.

West Virginia's powerhouse rolled up 438 yards on ground, punished Marquette 39-0 as Freddy Wyant, Bob Moss, Jack Rabbits, Joe Papetti and Roger Chancey broke away for long runs at Milwaukee.

Maryland kept No. 1 ranking as fast-moving Ed Vereb tallied three times to set new Atlantic Coast Conference record of 66 points, led Terrapins to 27-0 whipping of South Carolina at College Park, Md.

Georgia Tech's hard-charging line opened gaping holes for George Volkert and other backs, helped Engineers to 27-0 win over slumping Duke at Atlanta.

Gene Newton's quarterback magic and skillful passing guided red-hot Tulane to 27-13 upset of Auburn, handed Tigers first loss at New Orleans.

Arkansas moved 79 yards in final minutes, earned 7-7 tie with favored Texas A&M at Fayetteville, Ark.

UCLA rocked and rolled over helpless California 47-0 at Los Angeles, moved closer to Rose Bowl. Ronnie Knox scored twice against former alma mater, shared honors with substitute Fullback Doug Peters.

Cleveland Browns parlayed 60-yard punt return by Don Paul, occasional passing sorties by able Otto Graham into 26-20 victory over Chicago Cardinals in mud at Chicago to move into familiar terrain—undisputed possession of first place in Eastern Conference of National Football League.

Ted Wegert, burly rookie fullback in lineup after month's absence while nursing broken foot, scored twice to lead Philadelphia Eagles to 24-0 shutout of Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, pushed Steelers into second place.

New York Giants, perking up after miserable start, tallied on 98-yard opening kickoff return by Jim Patton (who later raced 69 yards after snaring punt), caught fire in second half to romp over Washington Redskins 35-7 in New York.

Baltimore's sparkling first-year Halfback L. G. Dupre sprinted 23 yards for touchdown in third quarter, gave Colts hard-earned 14-10 win over Green Bay Packers, tie for first place with losing Los Angeles in Western Conference.

Chicago Bears' sticky-fingered Harlon Hill took three scoring passes, paced team to 31-20 upset of Los Angeles Rams before 69,587 at Los Angeles.

San Francisco 49ers tore apart stumbling Detroit line, passed over defensive backs to wallop winless Lions 38-21 at San Francisco. Battering Fullback Joe Perry led assault with two touchdowns.

BOXING

Jimmy Slade, slippery heavyweight spoiler, went into ring 6-1 underdog, slashed away at clowning Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson for 10 rounds, came out with surprise split decision before 7,797 who paid $61,066 at Cleveland, ruined Hurricane's chances for title shot. Jackson complained he "couldn't get my arms and legs working right," was packed off to hospital for observation as Trainer Whitey Bimstein lamented: "I don't know what happened to the fella."

Vince Martinez, boycott-free welterweight back at work again after making peace with Manager Bill Daly, hardly worked up sweat before knocking out Mario Terry in third round at Boston.

Mario D'Agata, Italian deaf-mute who got himself shot up by business partner earlier this year, was given fifth-round TKO victory and European bantamweight championship when France's reluctant Andre Valignat was disqualified by referee for using "incorrect tactics" at Milan.

Commissioner Julius Helfand, still seeking information about cloak-and-dagger workings of New York Boxing Managers Guild, got little information from Acting President Cus D'Amato but lifted suspensions of D'Amato, Bobby Melnick and Bobby Nelson, made one more attempt when he ordered Recording Secretary Andy Nieder-reiter to produce elusive records next Friday (see page 13).

Gene Tunney, Mickey Walker and Harry Greb were among 10 former champions elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame by 113 sportswriters and broadcasters. Others named: Benny Leonard, Tony Canzoneri, Barney Ross, Tommy Loughran, Jimmy McLarnin, Jimmy Wilde, Marcel Cerdan.

HORSE RACING

Prince John, Elmendorf Farms' lightly regarded chestnut colt, sprinted into lead at top of stretch, held on gamely as Jockey Angel Valenzuela lustily applied whip, edged fast-closing Career Boy by scant nose to win $282,370 Garden State, world's richest race, at Camden, N.J., helped muddle 2-year-old picture. Victory was worth spanking $157,918.50 to Owner Max Gluck, $15,791 to Jockey Valenzuela, paid off happy bettors at rate of $50 for $2.

Mister Gus, fast-moving 4-year-old bay son of Nasrullah, responded to Jockey Willie Shoemaker's urging, finished strong to take $100,000 William P. Kyne Handicap by 1½ lengths in record-breaking time of 1:47 4/5 for mile and eighth at Bay Meadows, San Mateo, Calif.

Nasrina, another Nasrullah offspring, got away slowly, moved into position at proper time, stormed home first by almost two lengths in $86,700 Frizette Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Jamaica, N.Y.

Tulyar, glamour boy stallion whose purchase from Aga Khan for $700,000 by Irish National Stud created political furore in 1953, was sold to 10-man U.S. syndicate for $672,000, will be shipped to America next June (see page 11).

BASEBALL

Joe L. Brown, 37-year-old son of Movie Comedian Joe E. Brown, was named general manager of cellar-chained Pittsburgh Pirates, succeeding expert manipulator Branch Rickey, who will continue to serve in advisory capacity. Brown's first job will be to find manager to replace fired Fred Haney (new coach of Milwaukee Braves); his second to get stumbling Pirates "back in the race and into the World Series."

Chicago White Sox made first big postseason trade, sent sure-handed Shortstop Chico Carrasquel and fleet Outfielder Jim Busby to Cleveland Indians for power-hitting Outfielder Larry Doby. Vice President Chuck Comiskey, firmly placed in Chisox driver's seat now that Frank Lane has gone, made two-for-one deal, enthused: "The search is over for a long-ball hitter."

HOCKEY
Montreal Canadiens ran into pair of defeats by Toronto and Chicago, snapped back to edge and tie faltering Detroit 2-1, 2-2, took four-point lead over second-place New York, Chicago and Boston in National Hockey League. Improved Chicago Black Hawks whitewashed Boston 2-0, crushed Montreal 4-1 for first victory over Canadiens in nearly three years, then lost to Toronto 2-0, Rangers battered Detroit 6-2 on sharpshooting of Ron Murphy but bowed to Bruins 1-0. Detroit, still trying desperately to get out of unfamiliar cellar, had little to cheer about except 12-year veteran Ted Lindsay, who pushed in 271st goal, cracking Aurel Joliat's record for most goals scored by left wing.

AUTO RACING

Tim Flock, heavy-footed Atlanta racer, drove brother Fonty's 1955 Chrysler 300 to victory in 100-mile grind at Hillsboro, N.C., clinched NASCAR Grand National Circuit championship for this year.

Daimler-Benz, which won world sports car championship with its Mercedes this year, revealed temporary withdrawal from international auto racing "to further development of our production-car program." One rumored reason: Mercedes is concentrating on development of family jet car.

Briggs Cunningham, millionaire sports car builder from Greens Farms, Conn., gave up trying to compete with foreign machines, announced sale of West Palm Beach, Fla. factory.

HARNESS RACING
Gayleway, fast-stepping 5-year-old, was pulled out of pack by Owner-Driver Clyde Tisher, went on to upset top-favored Scott Frost in first leg of $75,000 American Classic Harness Trot at Inglewood, Calif.

HORSE SHOW
U.S. equestrian team of Billy Steinkraus, Hugh Wiley and Charles Dennehy Jr. turned in near-flawless performance to ride off with international jumping low-score championship, also took Col. John W. Wofford Memorial Trophy, two other titles to equal four victories scored by crippled Mexican squad in Pennsylvania National Horse Show at Harrisburg.

MILEPOSTS

DIED—William Woodward Jr., 35, prominent sportsman, socialite and financier, owner of Belair Stud's superb 3-year-old Nashua; from shotgun blast fired by his wife Ann, who sobbingly told police she had mistaken him for a prowler when awakened during night by barking of dog at Oyster Bay, L.I. estate.

DIED—Clark C. Griffith, 85, baseball's shrewd-trading "Old Fox," onetime major league pitcher, manager, owner and president of Washington Senators for 36 years; after illness, at Washington, D.C. (see page 12).

OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD

AUTO RACING

Glenn (Fireball) Roberts, Daytona Beach, Fla., 125-m. Lee Kirby Memorial, in 1:25:40, in Cadillac-powered car, Charlotte, N.C.
Jack Harrison, W. Newton, Ind., 100-m. new car race, in 1955 Ford convertible, Atlanta.
Duncan Black, Parkton, Md., 25-lap Congressional Cup, in Lester MG; Mrs. Suzy Dietrich, special 6-lap race for women, natl. MG races, Upper Marlboro, Md.

BOXING

Johnny Holman, 7-round KO over Boardwalk Billy Smith, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
Rocky Castellani, 10-round TKO over Pedro Gonzales, middleweights, Cleveland.
Charley Joseph, 8-round TKO over Sammy Walker, middleweights, New Orleans.
Art Aragon, 10-round KO over Woody Winslow, welterweights, Los Angeles.
Johnny Saxton, 10-round decision over Jackie O'Brien, welterweights, Holyoke, Mass.
Carlos Chaves and Jimmy Dupree, 10-round draw, welterweights, Fresno, Calif.
Buddy McDonald, 9-round KO over Dixon Hoxey, welterweights, Seattle.
Seraphin Ferrer, 7-round KO over Al Brown, lightweights, Paris.
Johnny Gonsalves, 10-round split decision over Lulu Perez, lightweights, New York.
Ludwig Lightburn, 10-round decision over Hocine Khalfi, lightweights, New York.
Henry Miramontes, 12-round decision over Buddy Baggett, for Texas bantamweight title, Dallas.

DOG SHOW
Chungking Tino (red Pekingese), best-in-show, Bronx County Kennel Club, New York.

FIELD HOCKEY
England, over U.S. women's team, 6-0, London.

FOOTBALL
(Canadian Big Four)

Montreal 41—Hamilton 16
Toronto 29—Ottawa 13

GOLF

Sam Snead, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Thun-derbird CC $10,000 pro-member tournament, with 137 for 36 holes, Palm Springs, Calif.
B. J. Kraffert Jr., Titusville, Pa., over John W. Roberts, 1 up, North and South Seniors championship, Pinehurst, N.C.

HORSE RACING

ROCKCASTLE: $58,200 Yankee Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:50 2/5, Suffolk Downs, E. Boston, Mass. Jorge Contreras up.
SUBAHDAR: $29,650 Quaker City Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by neck, in 1:49 2/5, Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J. Sammy Boulmetis up.
AESCHYLUS: $25,150 Laurel Turf Cup, 1‚⅛ m., by 3 lengths, in 1:47 1/5 (track record), Laurel, Md. Frank Smith up.
RETRIAL: Cambridgeshire Handicap Stakes, 1‚⅛ m., by neck, in 1:51 4/5, Newmarket, England. Peter Robinson up.

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HORSE SHOW
(Pennsylvania Natl. Horse Show, Harrisburg)

Lieut. Roberto Vinals, Mexico, individual jumping championship.
Waiting Home, ridden by PEGGY AUGUSTUS, Cob-ham, Va., conformation hunter championship, by½ point.

PENTATHLON
Konstantin Saljnikov, Russia, world modern pentathlon individual championship, with 4,453.5 pts.; HUNGARY, team title, with 12,407 pts., Macolin, Switzerland.

SAILING

Joseph C. Phillips, Miami, Intl. Moth Championship, with 74 pts., W. Palm Beach, Fla.
Laura Lee, skippered by DUKE DAYTON, Intl. Penguin Class Dinghy Assn. Atlantic Coast championship, with 146¾ pts., Centerport, L.I.

SOCCER

Finland, over U.S. team, 6-0, Helsinki.

(American League)
Baltimore Rockets 2—Brooklyn Hispanos 1

HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK

EAST

Alfred 26—Buffalo 14
Army 27—Colgate 7
Bethany 27—Allegheny 13
Bowdoin 18—Bates 0
Brandeis 33—Bridgeport 7
Bucknell 26—Harvard 26
Carn. Tech 16—W & J 0
Cinn. 20—New Hamp. 7
Cornell 34—Columbia 19
Delaware 33—Rutgers 7
Drexel 34—J. Hopk.—13
Geneva 20—Slip. Rock 6
Gettysburg 15—Lafayette 14
Hobart 26—St. Lawrence 14
Juniata 54—Susquehanna 0
Lehigh 27—Temple 14
Maine 53—Colby 0
Maryland 27—S. Carolina 0
Mass. 54—Vermont 15
Miami 21—Pitt 7
Penn St. 20—Penn 0
Princeton 14—Brown 7
R.I. 20—Springfield 7
Scranton 25—Muhlenberg 12
Syracuse 49—Holy Cr. 9
Trinity 27—Coast G. 0
Tufts 46—Amherst 26
Union 14—Williams 6
Upsala 19—Kings Point 12
Villanova 16—Richmond 14
Wesleyan 26—Swarthmore 7
Yale 20—Dartmouth 0

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Ar. St. (Tempe) 69—Hard. S. 14
Arkansas 7—Texas A & M 7
Clemson 19—Wake Forest 13
Davidson 25—Stetson 13
Florida A&M 60—Xavier 19
Georgia 35—Alabama 14
Georgia Tech 27—Duke 0
Geo. Wash 13—VPI 7
Hampton 35—Lincoln 0
Kentucky 20—Rice 16
Langston 20—Texas So. 20
Louisville 20—W. Kent. 0
Mississippi 29—LSU 26
Miss. St. 20—N. Texas St. 7
N.C. State 33—Furman 7
Prairie View 26—Ark. A & M 0
Presbyt. 20—Catawba 13
Tennessee 48—N. Car. 7
Texas 19—SMU 18
TCU 28—Baylor 6
Texas Tech 27—W. Texas St. 24
Texas W. 41—N.Mex. A & M 6
Tulane 27—Auburn 13
Vanderbilt 34—Virginia 7
Va. St. 27—Va. Union 7
Wichita 21—Houston 7
William & Mary 20—VMI 13
Wofford 27—Citadel 7

WEST

Akron 53—Wooster 6
Bowl. Gr. 27—Marshall 26
Centre 27—Hanover 13
Chatt. 7—Dayton 7
Cincinnati 0—Detroit 0
Coe 33—Knox 6
Drake 27—Iowa State 21
Heidelberg 27—Mt. Union 0
Hillsdale 41—Kalamazoo 7
Indiana 21—Ohio U. 14
Miami (0.) 19—Kent 7
Michigan 33—Iowa 21
Mich. St. 27—Wisconsin 0
Minnesota 25—USC 19
Muskingum 54—Capital 14
Nebraska 19—Kansas 14
N. Dak. 21—N. Dak. St. 0
Notre Dame 21—Navy 7
Ohio St. 49—Northwest. 0
Oklahoma 40—Kansas St. 7
Okla. A & M 14—Tulsa 0
Purdue 13—Illinois 0
S. Dak. St. 27—S. Dak. 7
Wash. (St.L.) 27—W & L 0
West Va. 39—Marquette 0
Xavier (0.)19—Boston C.12

FAR WEST

Chico St. 47—Nevada 0
C. of Pac. 30—Wash. St. 0
Colo. A & M 12—Montana 7
Colo St. 14—Colo. Mines 0
Colo. West. 48—Colo. C. 13
Denver 33—New Mexico 6
Idaho St. 20—Mont. St. 0
Missouri 20—Colorado 12
Oregon 25—Idaho 0
Oregon St. 13—Washington 7
Stanford 34—San Jose St. 18
UCLA 47—California 0
Utah St. 39—Fresno St. 14
Wyoming 14—Brigham Young 7

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1.Cleveland
W-5;L-1;T-0
pct.: .833

Chicago Cards
26-20

2.Pittsburgh
W-4; L-2; T-0
pct.: .667

Philadelphia
0-24

3.Washington
W-3; L-3; T-0
pct.: .500

New York
7-35

4.Chi. Cards
W-2; L-3; T-1
pct.: .400

Cleveland
20-26

4.Phila.
W-2; L-3; T-1
pct.: .400

Pitts.
24-0

6.New York
W-2; L-4; T-0
pct.: .333

Wash.
35-7

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1.Los Angeles
W-4; L-2; T-0
pct.: .667

Chicago Bears
20-31

1.Baltimore
W-4; L-2; T-0
pct.: .667

Green Bay
14-10

3.Green Bay
W-3; L-3; T-0
pct.: .500

Baltimore

3.San Francisco
W-3; L-3; T-0
pct.: .500

Detroit
38-21

3.Chi. Bears
W-3; L-3; T-0
pct.: .500

L.A.
31-20

6. Detroit
W-0; L-6; T-0
pct.: .000

S. Fran.
21-38

HOCKEY
Natl. Hockey League

1.Montreal
W-6; L-3; T-2
Pts.: 14

Toronto
1-2

Chicago
1-4

Detroit
2-1, 2-2

2.New York
W-5; L-4; T-0
Pts.: 10

Detroit
6-2

Boston
0-1

2.Chicago
W-4; L-5; T-2
Pts.: 10

Boston
2-0

Montreal
4-1

Toronto
0-2

2.Boston
W-4; L-3; T-2
Pts.: 10

Chicago
0-2

New York
1-0

5.Toronto
W-4; L-5; T-1
Pts.: 9

Montreal
2-1

Chicago
2-0

6.Detroit
W-2; L-5;T-3
Pts.: 7

New York
2-6

Montreal
1-2, 2-2