This is an article from the Nov. 14, 1955 issue
•Bill Braden, Waterdown, Ont. speed pilot, skimmed Gordon Thompson's powerful Miss Supertest II across Picton Bay at average speed of 154 mph to break Canadian speedboat record but abandoned attempt to better world mark of 178.5, held by Stan Sayres' Slo-Mo-Shun IV, when handsome $240,000 craft was badly damaged.
•Charles Vinci, compact little York, Pa. muscleboy, snatched 231.48 pounds at Basra, Iraq, surpassed own world bantamweight two-hands standard of 225.5 pounds set last month while finishing second to Russia's Vladimir Stogov in world championships at Munich, Germany.
Illinois turned loose unknown sophomore Halfback Bob Mitchell for 64-yard touchdown dash, went on to overpower Michigan 25-6 at Champaign, Ill. in day's biggest upset, dropped Wolverines from unbeaten list and out of Big Ten lead.
Ohio State stuck to ground, used pair of scores by All-America Halfback Howard (Hopalong) Cassady to beat rugged Indiana 20-13, moved into No. 1 spot in tight Big Ten race.
Michigan State's talented Earl Morrall picked off Purdue lateral and sprinted 90 yards to lead alert Spartans to 27-0 victory at Lafayette, Ind.
Oklahoma scored two fast touchdowns in first quarter, outfought Missouri 20-0 in rough game at Columbia, Mo. as officials whistled 16 penalties, paced off 190 yards.
Duke and Navy, both trying to rebound after losses, battled to 7-7 tie at Baltimore as both teams scored in third period.
Notre Dame, shocked by 108-yard opening kickoff return by Penn's Frank Riepl, muddled to 14-14 half-time deadlock, roared back on passing of Paul Hornung and running of Don Schaefer to win 46-14, handed home team 16th straight loss.
Harvard took 7-0 lead on short pass from Jim Joslin to Dexter Lewis and Bill Crosby's successful placement, held on to upset Princeton 7-6 at Cambridge, Mass.
Yale got behind Army 6-0, rallied on touchdowns by Paul Lopata and Al Ward, two conversions by Dick Winterbauer, surprised Cadets 14-12 at New Haven, Conn.
Maryland got stubborn resistance from fighting LSU, opened up game in second period on Frank Tamburello's pass to Jack Healy, clinched 13-0 victory when Ed Vereb smashed over from four-yard line in third quarter at College Park, Md.
West Virginia's big line and hard-driving backs had their hands full with gallant George Washington, finally got going in second half to win 13-7 at Washington, D.C.
Tennessee, fresh from four straight victories, almost scored fifth, had to be satisfied with 7-7 tie when favored Georgia Tech offset Tommy Bronson's first-period touchdown with Wade Mitchell's last-quarter pass to Don Ellis at Knoxville.
Auburn's Joe Childress bucked for one score, kicked three extra points to give hopped-up Tigers 27-26 win over Mississippi State at Auburn, moved winners back into running for post-season bowl game.
Vanderbilt erupted with powerful ground attack, led by spectacular running by Charley Horton, polished off favored Kentucky 34-0 at Nashville.
Texas A&M, fired by Quarterback Jimmy Wright's needle-point passing, rock-ribbed performance of outweighed line, whipped SMU 13-2 at College Station, retained Southwestern Conference lead.
Stanford's John Brodie completed 14 of 26 passes for 216 yards, led Indians to 28-20 upset of Southern California before 63,222 at Los Angeles.
UCLA's triple-barreled tailback combination of Ronnie Knox, Sam Brown and Gerry McDougall passed and ran brilliantly, helped Bruins overwhelm College of the Pacific 34-0 at Stockton, Calif.
Los Angeles Rams used 226-pound Tank Younger and 210-pound converted Linebacker Larry Morris in same backfield for first time, staged second-half comeback to beat San Francisco 49ers 27-14 at Los Angeles, took undisputed possession of first place in Western Conference of National Football League.
Chicago Bears, looking more and more like Bears of old, smashed fading Green Bay Packers 52-31 at Chicago for fourth straight and tie for second with Baltimore, began looking ahead to Sunday's game with Rams in Chicago.
Detroit Lions, knocked from pillar to post all season long, upset Baltimore Colts 24-14 at Detroit for first victory after six defeats. Doak Walker tallied twice in last four minutes, got 18 of Lions' 24 points.
Cleveland's George Ratterman took over when Otto Graham was injured, promptly tossed two touchdown passes, ran for third to power league-leading Browns to 24-14 win over New York Giants in Eastern Conference game at Cleveland.
Chicago Cardinals converted three Pittsburgh fumbles and one intercepted pass into three touchdowns and field goal, hammered Steelers 27-13 at Chicago.
Washington Redskins, its defensive line hitting hard and often, forced six fumbles, exploded for 17 points in second quarter, thumped Philadelphia Eagles 34-21 at Washington to jump into second-place tie with Pittsburgh in Eastern Conference.
Social Outcast, Alfred G. Vanderbilt's handsome 5-year-old, got fine ride from Jockey Eric Guerin, set new track record of 2:01 for mile-and-quarter while winning $60,400 Trenton Handicap on getaway day at Garden State Park, Camden, N.J. Victory was worth $42,300, moved Social Outcast up to seventh place among world money winners with $616,800.
Sailor, Brookmeade Stable 3-year-old, took to sloppy going in fine style, sloshed home by 3½ lengths to take $58,600 Roamer Handicap at Jamaica, N.Y.
Royal Sting moved in on early pacesetters on last turn, put on burst of speed to catch Jovial Jove in stretch, won $51,715 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
Toparoa, New Zealand-owned 7-year-old gelding, held off fast-finishing Rising Fast to win $33,600 Melbourne Cup, Australia's top racing classic, as 72,000 watched, countless other Aussies stopped work to listen to radio description.
Henry H. Knight, one of the world's top commercial Thoroughbred breeders, made good on promise to retire, sold 68 brood mares and 55 weanlings for $1,399,300 at Lexington, Ky. auction. Top price of $60,500 was paid for 9-year-old No Strings by Mrs. Parker Poe's Shawnee Farm of Harrodsburg, Ky.
Clarence W. Miles, instrumental in bringing major league baseball back to Baltimore, announced resignation as president of Orioles, strongly recommended successor be an "experienced baseball executive."
Bobby Bragan, fiery umpire-baiter, was called up from minors to give Pittsburgh new blood, signed one-year contract to manage cellar-chained Pirates.
Frankie Ryff, bleeding badly from usual eye cuts, outbullied ex-Lightweight Champion Paddy DeMarco, floored him in sixth with solid punch, went on to take 10-round decision at Baltimore.
Commissioner Julius Helfand, still trying to penetrate leather curtain of mysterious New York Managers' Guild, adopted get-tough attitude, directed counsel for New York Boxing Commission to institute Supreme Court proceedings to "punish" silent Andy Niederreiter for contempt after Guild's recording secretary, on advice of Lawyer Murray Frank, refused to be sworn as witness.
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, unpredictable heavyweight who keeps insisting "I don't want to fight any more," was banned in Cleveland for refusal to submit to post-fight examination after dropping decision to 6-1 underdog Jimmy Slade, also got himself set down in New York.
Jimmy Bryan, Phoenix, Ariz. speedster, came home first in tragedy-filled (see Mileposts) Bobby Ball Memorial, halted after 97 laps and four accidents at Phoenix, last race under AAA sponsorship. Bob Sweikert, Indianapolis 500 winner, failed to finish but won 1955 AAA national driving championship with 2,290 points.
U.S. pros got off to great start with three victories in Scotch foursomes, added singles triumphs by Chick Harbert, Doug Ford, Sam Snead, Tommy Bolt and Jack Burke Jr. next day to beat British 8-4, retained Ryder Cup at Palm Springs, Calif. (see page 40).
New York Rangers continued to amaze National Hockey League, took over second place, three points behind league-leading Montreal Canadiens. Rangers, with help of expert goal tending by Lorne Worsley, tied Detroit 1-1, beat Toronto 3-0, Chicago 4-2. Canadiens' Jean Beliveau was individual star of week, scoring all four goals as team whipped Boston 4-2, also gave Montreal 3-3 deadlock with same team on last-minute point. Toronto, Chicago and Boston were tied for third, only one point ahead of Detroit, which showed signs of emerging from early-season slump.
National Basketball Association opened season with New York, Boston and St. Louis (formerly Milwaukee) each winning once while Minneapolis, Syracuse and Rochester split pair. Philadelphia and Fort Wayne were only nonwinners.
Rex Hartwig, Australia's No. 3 Davis Cupper, reached agreement with Jack Kramer to turn professional for $30,000, will join Tony Trabert, Pancho Segura and Kramer on tour.
U.S. and Mexico dominated international jumping events with four victories each as National Horse Show neared end in New York. Bill Steinkraus, U.S. team captain, won President of Mexico Trophy, West Point Challenge Trophy and International Jumping Stake while Mexico's Brigadier General Humberto Mariles, still racked with pain from recent auto accident injuries, courageously rode off with Whitney Stone Challenge Trophy and Pennsylvania National Trophy. Mexican team of Eva Valdes, Lt. Roberto Vi√±als and Mariles took low-score competition.
DIED—Jack McGrath, 36, heavy-footed Los Angeles racing driver, holder of Indianapolis Speedway one-lap record of 143.793 mph; of head injuries suffered when his car hit heavy shoulder and flipped during AAA race, at Phoenix, Ariz.
DIED—Denton True (Cy) Young, 88, baseball's winningest pitcher (511 games in 22 years), named to Hall of Fame in 1937; of heart attack, at Peoli, Ohio (see page 13).
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Wayne Bethea, 10-round decision over Julio Mederos, heavyweights, Miami Beach.
Gerhard Hecht, 12-round decision over Heinz Neuhaus, for German heavyweight title, Dortmund.
Harry Matthews, 5-round KO over Murray Burnett, light heavyweights, Vancouver.
Bobby Boyd, 8-round TKO over George Johnson, middleweights, Chicago.
Danny Giovanelli, 10-round decision over Paolo Melis, welterweights, New York.
Fred Galiana, 7-round TKO over Ray Famechon, for European featherweight title, Paris.
Leo Espinosa, 10-round decision over Alberto Barenghi, flyweights, Buenos Aires.
Olga Rubtsova, Russia, women's challengers tournament, with 15-4 score, Moscow.
Cornell, Heptagonal championship, with 36 points; DAVE ECKEL, Cornell, individual champion, in 25:46.6 for 5 miles, New York.
Doug Sanders, Cedartown, Ga. over Vical Palacio, 3 & 1, Mexican Amateur, Mexico City.
Dick Lundahl, Pasadena, Calif., $3,000 S. California open, with 284 for 72 holes, Palm Springs, Calif.
HILLSOTA: $75,000 American Pacing Classic (first heat), 1 m., by 3/4 length, in 1:59, Hollywood Pk., Calif. Earl Avery, driver.
SQUARED AWAY: $29,150 Sporting Page Handicap, 6 f., by 1½ lengths, in 1:11, Jamaica, N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
SKIPPER BILL: $24,550 Princeton Handicap, 6 f., by nose, in 1:09 4/5, Garden State Pk., Camden, N.J. Karl Korte up.
(Natl. Horse Show, New York)
Bob Ballard, Canada, Royce A. Drake Memorial Trophy.
Lt. Patrick Kiernan, Ireland, Good Will Challenge Trophy.
Wilson Dennehy, Lake Forest, Ill. U.S.E.T. Equitation Challenge Cup; Maclay Trophy; A.H.S.A. hunter seat medal class.
Riviera Wonder, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Mann and ridden by Al Fiore, Touch and Out championship in jumper division; Professional Horsemen's Assn. Trophy for open jumpers.
Bedford, owned by Irl Daffin and ridden by Joe Green and Dave Kelley, named winner of Professional Horsemen's Assn. Trophy, with 186 pts. during year.
Penny, owned by Fiona Field, grand champion pony.
Belvedere's golden glory, ridden by Mrs. Lyle H. Cobb, Parade Horse Championship Stake.
The duke of Paeonian, owned by John S. Pettibone, Green Conformation Hunter championship.
BILLING BEAR: Noel Laing Steeplechase Handicap, 2-m. (brush), by 2½ lengths, in 4:42 (course record), Montpelier Hunt Races, Orange, Va.
Barlovento, skippered by Pierre S. du Pont, Wilmington, Del., 100-m. Chesapeake Skipper Invitation Race, with 13:21.41 elapsed time (course record) and 13:32.58 corrected time, Annapolis, Md.
Hakoah 3-Baltimore Rockets 1
Lusitano 4—Brooklyn Hispanos 0
Newark Portuguese 1—Polish Falcons 1
Uhrik Truckers 3—Brookhattan 2
Ken Rosewall, Australia, over Ashley Cooper, 6-8, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, Queensland singles, Brisbane.
Don Thompson, England, Intl. 100-kilometer race, in 10:12.37, Seregno, Italy.
John Davis, Brooklyn, N.Y., N. American heavyweight title, with total lifts of 1,000 lbs., Quebec.
HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK
*Alfred 19—Kings Point 0
Bates 20—Colby 12
Carnegie Tech 12—F&M 0
Clarion T. 20—Slip. R. 14
Colgate 35—Bucknell 7
Cornell 20—Brown 7
Dartmouth 14—Columbia 7
Del. 36—Gettysburg 0
*Drexel 34—W. Md. 13
Duke 7—Navy 7
Harvard 7—Princeton 6
Hobart 19—Hamilton 0
Holy Cross 13—Dayton 7
*Juniata 47—Grove City 0
Lafayette 16—Rutgers 7
Lehigh 39—VMI 0
Maine 54—Bowdoin 8
*Maryland 13—LSU 0
*Md. St. 3—Del. St. 0
Mass. 17—Brandeis 6
Muhlenberg 7—Temple 6
N.C. St. 40—Boston U. 13
Notre Dame 46—Penn 14
Penn St. 21—Syracuse 20
Pitt. 18—Virginia 7
*Sheperd St. 56—Wilson T. 0
Springfield 18—N. Hamp. 0
*Trinity 38—Amherst 14
Tufts 34—Rochester 0
Upsala 13—Ithaca 7
Vermont 6—Middlebury 0
Wesleyan 40—Williams 21
*W. Va. 13—Geo. Wash. 7
Yale 14—Army 12
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
*Alb. (Ga.) 21—Fla. N&I 14
*Allen 25—Benedict 0
Ariz. St. (Tempe) 27—W. Texas 7
Arkansas 10—Rice 0
Auburn 27—Miss. State 26
*Centre 28—Sewanee 0
Clemson 21—Va. Tech. 16
Florida 19—Georgia 13
Fla. A&M 28—N. Car. A&T 28
Florida St. 16—Villanova 13
Ga. Tech 7—Tennessee 7
*Grambling 26—Beth.-C. 6
*Hamp.-Syd. 35—W&L 7
Hard.-Sim. 23—Tex. W. 21
*Jacksonville St. 21—Wm. Carey 0
Miami (Fla.) 14—Boston C. 7
Miss. 39—Memphis St. 6
N. Car. 32—S. Car. 14
Prairie View 34—Texas C. 13
Presbyterian 6—Stetson 6
Richmond 19—Davidson 0
Texas 21—Baylor 20
Texas A&M 13—SMU 2
Texas Tech 27—Arizona 7
Tulane 27—Alabama 7
Va. State 27—W. Va. State 0
Vanderbilt 34—Kentucky 0
Wake Forest 13—W&M 7
*Bethany 27—Marietta 13
*C. of Emporia 20—Bethel 7
Colo. A&M 20—0kla. A&M 13
Detroit 20—Marquette 7
*Heidelberg 14—St. Jos. 13
*Hillsdale 62—Adrian 7
Illinois 25—Michigan 6
Iowa 26—Minnesota 0
Kansas St. 46—Kansas 0
*Miami (O.) 7—Bowl. Gr. 0
Michigan St. 27—Purdue 0
*Muskingum 38—Denison 0
Nebraska 10—Iowa St. 7
N. Dak. 26—Superior 13
*North T. 39—Gen. B. St. 0
Ohio St. 20—Indiana 13
Ohio U. 40—W. Michigan 14
*Oklahoma 20—Missouri 0
*Parsons 34—Up. Iowa 0
*SEMo. St. 39—NEMo. St. 14
*Stev. Pt. 45—St. Norb. 28
Tulsa 17—Houston 14
Wichita 20—Cincinnati 16
Wisconsin 41—N'western 14
California 20—Wash. 6
Colo. 37—Utah 7
Denver 60—Colo. Coll. 0
*Id. St. 27—Colo. Mines 13
Montana 19—Montana St. 0
Nevada 13—L.A. St. 12
Oregon 35—Wash. St. 0
Oregon St. 33—Idaho 14
S. Jose St. 20—Cal. Poly 14
Stanford 28—S. Cal. 20
UCLA 34—Col.-Pac. 0
Utah St. 47—Brig. Young 21
West. St. 48—Colo. St. 7
*Whitworth 19—Pac. Luth. 9
*Still unbeaten and untied
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):
3—Michigan State (44)
5—Notre Dame (2)
6—West Virginia (18)
8—Texas Christian (3)
10—Ohio State (1)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Georgia Tech 292; 12. Auburn (2) 263; 13, Navy 207; 14, Mississippi 180; 15, Miami (Ohio) 121.
Natl. Hockey League
2. New York
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
4. Chi. Cards
6. New York
1. Los Angeles
2. Chi. Bears
4. Green Bay
4. San Francisco