This is an article from the Nov. 28, 1955 issue
Donald Campbell, affable 34-year-old British speedster, held securely in single-seat cockpit by tight shoulder straps, shot his jet-powered Bluebird roaring over measured kilometer at rapid 239.5 mph, battled choppy waters on 193 mph return run to average fantastic 216.2 mph for new world speedboat record over Lake Mead at Boulder City, Nev. (Nov. 16).
Galina Zybina, powerful Russian amazon, reared back, heaved shot put 54 feet 8¼ inches to break own world standard for fourth time this year in Soviet championships at Tiflis (Nov. 15).
Galina Vinogradova, hustling Leningrad broad jumper, leaped 20 feet 8½ inches to shatter women's world mark in same meet (Nov. 18).
Caduceus, fleet 5-year-old bay, paced mile and half in 3:04 2/5 at Addington, New Zealand, claimed world record for distance from standing start (Nov. 19). Earlier this year Adios Harry was clocked in same time from flying start.
Lucien Gillen of Luxembourg furiously pedaled five kilometers in 6:19.2, set new world cycling standard for in-door track during international meeting at Milan (Nov. 20).
Ohio State, its linemen smashing desperate Michigan attack, started scoring with 23-yard field goal by Fred Kriss in second quarter, added safety and touchdowns by sensational Howard (Hopalong) Cassady and Don Vicic in fourth quarter, walloped Wolverines 17-0 at Ann Arbor to win second straight Big Ten title, put second-place Michigan State, 33-0 victor over Marquette, into Rose Bowl as opponent for UCLA (see page 48).
UCLA sent shifty Sam Brown and hard-hitting Bob Davenport crashing through leaky Southern California line for scores, whipped Trojans 17-7 before 95,878 at Los Angeles, clinched third Pacific Coast championship, got set to act as host team in Rose Bowl (see page 46).
Notre Dame's cool Paul Hornung threw 17-yard touchdown pass to Jim Morse, kicked 17-yard field goal, all in last eight minutes, to edge challenging Iowa 17-14 in thriller at South Bend, Ind.
Oklahoma, already picked to face Maryland in Orange Bowl, sent five different backs plunging over goal line, overpowered Nebraska 41-0 at Lincoln, Neb. to win tenth Big Seven crown, 28th consecutive victory.
Syracuse caught West Virginia with its spirits down, came from behind in second half on needle-point passing of Quarterback Eddie Albright and tremendous running of Jimmy Brown to catch faltering Mountaineers 20-13 at Morgantown, W. Va.
Pitt held Penn State's Lenny Moore to mere 10 yards, concentrated its power on ground to batter Nittany Lions 20-0 in snowstorm at University Park, Pa.
Yale turned fumble and intercepted pass into touchdowns, hammered out convincing 21-7 triumph over Harvard before 56,000 damp fans in Yale Bowl (see page 50) to create triple tie for Big Three honors as Princeton sneaked past Dartmouth 6-3 to take Ivy League crown.
Maryland swept to three touchdowns in first half, two by elusive Ed Vereb (giving him 16 for season), held off stubborn George Washington 19-0 at College Park, Md. to complete unbeaten season, then sat back to await Orange Bowl clash with powerful Oklahoma.
Texas Christian, ably directed by Quarterback Charlie Curtis, romped over Rice 35-0 at Fort Worth, clinched bid to represent Southwest Conference in Cotton Bowl.
Kentucky, keyed up for upset, abandoned passing game for rugged running attack led by Bob Dougherty, Bob Hardy and Don Netoskie, turned tables on unsuspecting Tennessee 23-0 in bruising battle at Lexington, Ky.
Chicago Bears's slippery Harlon Hill faked Detroit defenders out of their shoes to snare two third-quarter scoring passes from sharpshooting Ed Brown, led team to 24-14 win over Detroit Lions (their sixth straight) and clear possession of first place in Western Conference of National Football League.
Los Angeles Rams marched 71 yards in final minutes, sent Paul (Tank) Younger bulling over for touchdown to tie Baltimore Colts 17-17 but dropped to second place behind Bears.
Green Bay Packers staged whirlwind comeback to remain in race, tallied 14 points in last quarter to overtake San Francisco 49ers 27-21 at Milwaukee.
Cleveland Browns, hard pressed in opening half, rallied on brilliant passing of Otto Graham and George Ratterman, flashy running of Curly Morrison to trounce Pittsburgh Steelers 41-14 at Cleveland, retained lead in Eastern Conference.
Washington Redskins stunned Chicago Cards with 55-yard punt return by Bert Zagers, went on to throttle rivals 31-0, stayed close behind Browns.
New York Giants, beginning to gain momentum, put on sparkling defensive show to hobble Philadelphia attack, exploded with 21 points in third period to easily whip Philadelphia Eagles 31-7, moved out of cellar for first time this year.
Willie Pastrano, fast-growing 19-year-old New Orleans youngster with fast hands and faster feet, jiggled and danced around hard-working but outclassed heavyweight Joe Rowan, stung rival with snaking left jabs, took 10-rounder in New York.
Chuck Spieser, balding ex—Michigan State light heavyweight, floored veteran Paddy Young with sharp left hook in first round, knocked him down three more times in second to win by TKO at Chicago
Ewart (Pottie) Potgieter, lumbering 7-foot 2-inch, 325½-pound African giant with punch of welterweight, appeared bewildered as he "fought" to 10-round draw with 225-pound James J. Parker before 12,000 laughing spectators in London, passed off lack of punching ability with "I think I must be getting a cold."
Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission revoked licenses of Carmen Graziano and Anthony Ferrante, co-managers of Lightweight Champion Wallace (Bud) Smith (also recently paroled Joey Giardello, promising heavyweight Joe Rowan), charged them with "associating and consorting with criminals, gamblers, bookmakers and persons of similar ill repute...and that they had themselves engaged and were engaging in similar pursuits and conduct." Investigation disclosed Ferrante had been in contact with Tony Caponigro (also known as Tony Bananas), "an individual with a long criminal record." Commissioner Jim Crowley, onetime Fordham football coach, hoped NBA and New York would recognize suspensions, got immediate favorable reaction from New York's Julius Helfand.
Nail, off-track specialist purchased by Mrs. Anson Bigelow because she saw him wink at her, once again belied experts' opinion, displayed ability to last by plodding mile and sixteenth through mud to win $79,350 Pimlico Futurity, brought 1955 earnings to $239,930, tops among 2-year-olds, second only to Hasty Road's $277,132 in 1953.
Wise Margin, 5-year-old son of Market Wise, stepped smartly from last to first, stayed there to take $27,950 Narragansett Special at Pawtucket, R.I.
Nashua, his future still in doubt, was shipped off to A. B. (Bull) Hancock's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. to await decision by executors of late William Woodward Jr.'s estate. Said Veteran Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons hopefully: "We might bring him to Hialeah for winter racing."
Our Babu, 3-year-old English son of My Babu (recently bought by U.S. syndicate for reported $600,000), has been purchased through Cromwell Bloodstock Agency, will soon stand stud at Jonabell Stables in Lexington, Ky.
Philadelphia Warriors stretched winning streak to five by beating Boston 106-92 as ex-college All-America Tom Gola made 10-point debut, edging Syracuse 102-94 with help of 37 points by big Neil Johnston, took over Eastern Division lead in NBA. New York Knickerbockers ran into trouble with St. Louis, dropped pair to Western Division leaders 121-95, 104-91 but took Fort Wayne Pistons 110-88, 119-115 to remain close behind Warriors. St. Louis Hawks suffered blow when brilliant scorer Frank Selvy was called into armed forces, promptly bowed to Syracuse 84-80.
Montreal Canadiens, unbeaten in 11 games, soared eight points in front of New York in National Hockey League, showed signs of running away from field. Canadiens nipped Toronto 3-2 on Maurice (Rocket) Richard's flashy backhand shot, thumped Rangers as fiery Rocket and his little brother Henri teamed up for three goals, then played to 1-1 deadlock with same team. Chicago's Nick Mickoski pulled hat trick in 6-1 trouncing of Boston, carried Black Hawks into third-place tie with slumping Bruins.
Tommy Byrne, onetime wild-flinging New York castoff who returned to pitch Yankees into World Series, and sturdy Roy Campanella, slugging Brooklyn catcher (.318, 32 home runs, 107 RBI) who batted meager .207 in 1954, were voted comeback-of-the-year honors in AP poll of Baseball Writers' Association.
Richmond Virginians, in hock to government for 1954-55 taxes, went under hammer at unprecedented auction, were sold to six-man syndicate for $20,000.
James Keelty Jr., 43-year-old building contractor, succeeded resigned Clarence Miles as president (without pay) of seventh-place Baltimore Orioles as board of directors gave General Manager-Field Manager Paul Richards vote of confidence.
U.S. and Mexican equestrian stars continued tight duel at Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, each team winning three events. Charles Dennehy Jr. was individual star for Americans but brilliant Gen. Humberto Mariles captured permanent possession of individual jumping championship trophy for Mexicans.
Bolero, 73½-foot black-hulled yawl with long list of distinguished victories, was sold by John Nicholas Brown to Sven Salen, outstanding Swedish six-meter yachtsman, who plans to sail durable yacht in European waters after competing in Bermuda race.
HONORED—Leo Diegel, two-time PGA champion (1928-29) who died in 1951; elected to Golf Hall of Fame, at Chicago.
HONORED—Ernestine (Ernie) Russell, trim 17-year-old schoolgirl, graceful gymnastic star with aspirations to be singer or dancer, AAU and Canadian champion; named Canada's top amateur woman athlete, for third straight year, at Saskatoon.
INJURED-Jacqueline Kennedy, attractive wife of Sen. Joseph P. Kennedy; fractured right ankle when she stumbled while trying to intercept pass thrown by former Harvard Captain Dick Clasby in impromptu touch football game, at Hyannis, Mass.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Toxie Hall, 10-round split decision over Ezzard Charles, heavyweights, Providence, R.I.
Bob Baker, 10-round decision over Sgt. J. P. Reed, heavyweights, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Bobby Gordon, 4-round TKO over Moses Ward, middleweights, Canton, Ohio.
Bobby Courchesne, 10-round decision over Miguel Berrios, featherweights, New York.
Henry Kennedy, Michigan State, IC4A championship, in 24:30 for 5 miles, New York; Big Ten championship, in 19:06 for 4 miles, Chicago. Team champions: IC4A-Pittsburgh; Big Ten-Michigan State.
Bill Squires, Notre Dame, Central Collegiate Conference championship, in 19:45 for 4 miles, Chicago. Team champion: Notre Dame.
Horace Ashenfelter, NYAC, Natl. Sr. AAU 10,000-meter championship, in 31:39.1 (new record), Buffalo, N.Y.
Billy Tidwell, Emporia Teachers, Mid-West AAU championship, in 21.07 for 4 miles, Des Moines. Team champion: S. Dakota State.
Gibson's Bows, owned by Henry S. Gibson, Gibson, N.C, natl. all-age stakes, Natl. Fox Hunters Assn., Dublin, Ga.
F. T. CH. Greatford Meadowcourt, owned by Albert F. Winslow, Goshen, N.Y., natl. cocker spaniel field trial championship, Ringoes, N.J.
Montreal, over Toronto, 38-36, to quality for Grey Cup final, Montreal.
Frank Stranahan, Toledo, Ohio, pilots natl. title, with 144 for 36 holes, Southern Pines, N.C.
J. Wolcott Brown, Sea Girt, N.J., Southern srs. title, with 144 for 36 holes, Pinehurst, N.C.
DIAMOND HAL: $75,000 American Pacing Classic (second heat), 1 m., in 1:57 2/5, Hollywood Pk., Calif. Joe O'Brien, driver.
WAR COMMAND: $29,450 Display Handicap, 2 1/16m., by nose, in 3:32 3/5, Jamaica, N.Y. William Boland up.
Carlos Rodriguez, Panama, sr. & jr. snipe championships, S.C. regatta, Miami, Fla.
Ludlow Lusitano 2—Newark Portuguese 1
New York Americans 2—Hakoah 2
Lew Hoad, Australia, over Ken Rosewall, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, New South Wales singles title, Sydney.
HOW 200 U.S. FOOTBALL TEAMS FARED LAST WEEK
Bethany 33—Grove City 12
Boston U. 25—Temple 0
Brandeis 27—N. Haven T. 19
Buffalo 45—RPI 0
Calif. T. 20—Edin. T. 0
Conn. 6—Holy Cross 0
Delaware 27—Bucknell 12
*Drexel 20—PMC 6
Gettysburg 46—F & M 0
Haverford 13—Swarth. 6
Hofstra 13—Kings Pt. 0
J. Hopkins 33—W. Md. 0
*Juniata 38—Ursinus 6
Lafayette 35—Lehigh 6
*Maryland 19—Geo. Wash. 0
*Md. State 17—Shaw 0
Moravian 47—Wilkes 0
N.H. 21—Mass. 7
Pittsburgh 20—Penn St. 0
Princeton 6—Dartmouth 3
Rutgers 12—Columbia 6
Scranton 12—Albright 0
Syracuse 20—W. Va. 13
Yale 21—Harvard 7
SOUTH & SOUTHWEST
Ala. A&M 18—Knoxville 13
Auburn 21—Clemson 0
Austin Peay 19—Ark. St. 6
Beth. Cookman 21—Allen 6
Del. St. 6—St. Augustine 0
Duke 14—Wake Forest 0
E. Ky. 3—Wofford 0
Elon 19—Guilford 6
Em. & Henry 14—R.-Macon 7
Fisk 12—Morehouse 0
Fla. A & M 51—Southern 0
Fla. St. 39—The Citadel 0
Furman 13—Davidson 9
*Grambling 38—Ark. A & M 6
Hamp.-Syd. 33—Sewanee 0
Hard.-Sim. 14—Trinity 6
Houston 26—Villanova 14
Jackson 25—Wiley 19
Kentucky 23—Tennessee 0
Langston 19—Prairie V. 19
LSU 13—Arkansas 7
La. Tech 34—NE State 14
McMurray 14—Mo. Valley 6
McNeese 12—S.W. La. 7
Miami 34—Alabama 12
Midwestern 47—Austin 6
Miss. St. 19—Dayton 13
Murray St. 28—W. Ky. St.12
N. Carolina 26—Virginia 14
N.C. State 28—W & M 21
*SE Md. 24—Delta 7
SW Tex. St. 27—E. Tex. St. 7
SMU 12—Baylor 0
S'eastern (La.) 27—N'western (La.) 20
S. State 27—Ouachita 14
Stetson 25—Miss. Col. 0
Tampa 38—Appalachian 0
TCU 35—Rice 0
Texas Tech 13—Col. Pac. 7
Texas W. 13—W. Texas 6
Vanderbilt 21—Florida 6
W. Va. Tech 13—W & L 0
Ab. Ch. 25—Youngstown 12
Bradley 27—Wash. (St. L.) 20
Denison 0—Ohio Wes. 0
Detroit 19—Tulsa 13
Illinois 7—Northwestern 7
Ill. Norm. 20—Ill. Wes. 13
J. Carroll 0—Wayne 0
Kans. 13—Missouri 7
Kent St. 25—W. Mich. 14
L'ville 33—Toledo 13
Mich. St. 33—Marquette 0
Minnesota 21—Wisconsin 6
Notre Dame 17—Iowa 14
O. State 17—Michigan 0
Ohio U. 32—M. Harvey 13
*Oklahoma 41—Nebraska 0
Okla. A & M 28—Kans. St. 0
Purdue 6—Indiana 4
So. Ill. 20—No. Ill. 0
W. Reserve 26—Case Tech 0
Wooster 47—Oberlin 6
Xavier (Ohio) 21—Marshall 0
Arizona 27—N. Mex. 6
Ariz.St.(T.) 26—N.M.A & M 6
Colorado 40—Iowa St. 0
Col. A & M 35—Brig. Young 0
Col. Mines 27—Col. Coll. 7
Idaho 31—Montana 0
Oregon 28—Oregon St. 0
Stanford 19—Calif. 0
UCLA 17—So. Calif. 7
Wash. 27—Wash. State 7
Western St. 27—Adams 6
*Whitworth 20—Mont. St. 0
*Still unbeaten and untied
FOOTBALL'S TOP TEN
2—Michigan State (39)
5—Notre Dame (3)
6—Ohio State (5)
7—Texas Christian (3)
RUNNERS-UP: 11, Navy 219; 12, Michigan 102; 13, Pittsburgh 90; 14, Miami (Fla.) 79; 15, Mississippi 73.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
3. New York
5. Chi. Cards
1. Chi. Bears
2. Los Angeles
3. Green Bay
5. San Francisco
2. New York
1. St. Louis
4. Ft. Wayne
2. New York