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Jan. 16, 1956
Jan. 16, 1956

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Jan. 16, 1956

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This is an article from the Jan. 16, 1956 issue Original Layout

Lorraine Crapp, brilliant young Australian aquastar, whooshed 440-yard freestyle in blistering 5:07 at Sydney (Jan. 7) to better world record set by Netherlands' Mary Kok last month.

Leo Lebel, agile 25-year-old ice skater, skillfully hurdled 16 barrels to break own world standard, retained international barrel-jumping championship with leap of 26 feet 2 inches at Grossinger, N.Y. (Jan. 7).

Vinoo Mankad and Pankay Roy of India stood off New Zealand attack for 7 hours 51 minutes, sturdily ran off stand of 413 before Roy was bowled, set world test record for first-wicket partnership in match at Madras (Jan. 7).

Norman Dozois and Jacques Hurtubise, fun-loving young Canadians, munched sandwiches and quaffed hot drinks as they patiently lobbed ping-pong ball back and forth without missing for 14 hours 19 minutes at Longueuil, Que., wearily claimed new world record (Jan. 9).

BASKETBALL

San Francisco and Dayton continued to show best form among major colleges but North Carolina State, North Carolina, George Washington and Iowa State, other ranking teams, were not so fortunate. San Francisco, with Bill Russell doing his usual good job, coasted past little Pepperdine 62-51 for 37th straight, moved within two victories of major college record of 39. Dayton had easy time beating Duquesne 68-52, Iona 83-64 as 7-foot Bill Uhl played star role.

Duke came back from 84-71 loss to Wake Forest to surprise North Carolina State 68-58, breaking 23-game Wolfpack streak. Joe Belmont and Ron Mayer combined for 43 points as tight Duke defense held State, minus services of Play-maker Vic Molodet, to four field goals in first half.

Wake Forest followed up victory over Duke, effectively shackled North Carolina's Lennie Rosenbluth to beat Tarheels 76-71 as Jim Gilley scored 19 points.

Richmond took George Washington 78-67 after Maryland triple-teamed Joe Holup to halt Colonials 62-48; Kansas State sneaked past favored Iowa State 68-64 in other upset, while Vanderbilt, Holy Cross, Indiana, Illinois, Temple, SMU and Kentucky followed winning form.

Philadelphia was on move in Eastern Division of NBA, taking five out of six to go 2½ games ahead of second-place Boston. In Western Division, Ft. Wayne held firm, split six games to maintain lead over Rochester. Minneapolis made bid to desert cellar, won over Ft. Wayne, St. Louis and Syracuse while losing only to Rochester.

BOXING

Gene Fullmer, free-swinging middleweight brawler from West Jordan, Utah, blasted away at Rocky Castellani with both hands, won bloody but close 10-rounder at Cleveland to move up as contender for Sugar Ray Robinson's title.

Eduardo Lausse, 3-to-1 favorite who had won 31 straight, ran into hatful of trouble, was floored by sneak right hand in seventh round, had to rally to earn 10-round draw with lightly regarded Milo Savage in New York.

New York Guild went into withering decline when 1) Maryland's Governor McKeldin (see above) balked efforts of managers to move into Baltimore; 2) IBC Promoter Jim Norris, mindful of his TV commitments and Madison Square Garden interests, decided to continue promoting in New York. Al Weill promptly resigned from Guild, started wholesale movement in that direction as managers hustled to fall in line with Commissioner Julius Helfand's ukase (see page 9).

TRACK AND FIELD

Sandor Iharos, remarkable Hungarian who spent year scattering records hither and yon but is now sidelined by ailing ankle, was credited with five new world marks by International Amateur Athletic Federation in London. Iharos' new records: 8:33.4 for 2 miles; 13:14.2 for 3 miles; 3:40.8 for 1,500 meters (equaled by Hungary's Laszlo Tabori and Denmark's Gunnar Nielsen); 7:55.6 for 3,000 meters; 13:40.6 for 5,000 meters. U.S. stars got recognition for five new standards: Lon Spurrier of San Francisco, 1:47.5 for half mile; Lou Jones of New York, 0:45.4 for 400 meters; Dean Smith, Alvin Frieden, Jerry Prewit and Bobby Whilden of University of Texas, 0:40.2 for 440-yard relay; Franklin (Bud) Held of San Francisco, 268 feet 2½ inches for javelin throw; Rafer Johnson of UCLA, 7,983 points for decathlon.

Lon Spurrier had busy week in Melbourne. First he took on world mile record-holder (3:58) John Landy in special half-mile race, threw out his chest in time to nip comeback-bound Aussie in 1:51.8. Three days later, Spurrier ran 1,000 meters in 2:23.8 to break Australian record, drew admiring praise from spectator Landy: "Gosh, that fellow moved beautifully."

FOOTBALL

Jim Tatum, long sought after by his alma mater, finally made up his mind: he passed up unusual offer of life tenure as football coach and athletic director at Maryland (after nine years and 73-15-4 record) to return to North Carolina. Said Tatum: "It's like an old Br'er Rabbit going back to the rabbit patch." Other coaching shifts: Tatum's assistant, 31-year-old Warren Giese, was named head coach at South Carolina; Peter Elliott, 29-year-old Oklahoma aide, moved over to Nebraska as head coach.

Auburn's pile-driving Joe Childress smashed over for touchdowns in first and last periods to give South, coached by Cleveland Browns' Paul Brown, 12-2 victory over North in pro showcase Senior Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

San Francisco's Y. A. Tittle put on spectacular aerial show, completed 20 of 28 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns (three by Crazylegs Hirsch) as pro Hawaii All-Stars romped over College All-Stars in Hula Bowl at Honolulu.

HORSE RACING

Segula, 14-year-old dark bay Nashua dam in foal to Nasrullah, went to London Shipping Magnate Stavros Niarchos for record-breaking (for brood mare) $126,000, set pace for sale of 16 yearlings and 23 brood mares, bought from late William Woodward Jr.'s Belair Stud for $410,000 by Mildred W. Woolwine and three associates, for $924,100 at auction in Lexington, Ky.

Career Boy, Cornelius V. Whitney's dark brown son of Phalanx, was surprise choice of Handicapper Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe for top weight (126 pounds) among 3-year-olds for Experimental Free Handicap. Rated behind Career Boy: Nail and Needles (125 pounds); Prince John (124 pounds); Swoon's Son (123 pounds); Head Man and Polly's Jet (119 pounds).

GOLF
Julius Boros, to surprise of no one, led pros in winnings with $63,121 ($50,000 in George May's "world championship"), but Sammy Snead, nagged by ailing back, surprised by averaging 69.86 for 63 rounds to capture Vardon Trophy for fourth time.

AUTO RACING
Stirling Moss, daring British racer, drove last 20 laps with petrol spraying over him from leaky fuel line, managed to average 78.4 mph in his Maserati to win 210-mile New Zealand Grand Prix at Auckland.

HOCKEY
Detroit, still making long uphill climb, bowed to New York 5-4 but bounced back to beat league-leading Montreal 5-2, pushed past slump-ridden Boston 4-3 with help of two 55-foot goals by veteran Gordie Howe, now trailed second-place Rangers by three points in National Hockey League race. Toronto routed Chicago 4-2, Boston 6-2, contributed to 7-game Bruin losing streak.

SKIING

Soviet women skiers showed up impressively in Swiss open championships at Grindelwald, sweeping first six places in cross-country as 25-year-old Rosa Erochina, student at Moscow Institute of Railways, led field. Other winners: Switzerland's Madeleine Borthod in downhill; Poland's Maria Kowalska in slalom; Germany's young (22) Evi Lanig in giant slalom.

Austria's powerful Alpine squad appeared to be good bet for Cortina after nerveless Tony Sailer zoomed down accident-strewn Lauberhorn to capture downhill, and Anderl Molterer took slalom in men's competition at Wengen.

MILEPOSTS
HONORED—Otto Graham of Northwestern, Frankie Albert of Stanford, Howard Harpster of Carnegie Tech, Gen. Robert R. Neyland of Tennessee, among 11 onetime college stars and three coaches elected to National Football Hall of Fame at Rutgers University, by Honors Court of National Football Foundation. The others: Players Lynn Bomar of Vanderbilt, Paul Christman of Missouri, Bill Dudley of Virginia, Walter Gilbert of Auburn, Jim Leach of VMI, Gaynell Tinsley of LSU, Kenny Washington of UCLA, Don Whitmire of Navy; Coaches L. R. (Dutch) Meyer of TCU, Elton (Tad) Wieman of Michigan.

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RESULTS OF 100 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Canisius 77—St. Bon. 47
Canisius 71—Fordham 63
Carn. T. 69—Penn St. 62
Colgate 86—NYU 69
Columbia 73—Cornell 67
Dayton 83—Iona 64
Holy Cross 85—Conn. 68
Holy Cross 59—Fordham 53
LaSalle 87—W. Virginia 71
Niagara 89—Lafayette 69
Penn 69—Dartmouth 66
Penn 63—Brown 54
Pitt 95—Yale 74
Pitt 72—Columbia 58
Princeton 85—Brown 58
Princeton 90—Dartmouth 82
St. John's 79—Prov. 59
St. John's 86—Rhode Is. 81
Seton Hall 68—Bost. C. 53
Syracuse 85—Cornell 67
Temple 90—Scranton 60
Temple 81—Lehigh 48
Villanova 54—W. Virginia 53
Xavier (O.) 92—Ga. Tech 67

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 69—Mississippi 65
Arkansas 85—Baylor 64
Auburn 89—Florida 77
Auburn 81—Miss. St. 68
Clemson 98—Miami(Fla.) 96
Duke 68—N. Car. St. 58
Fla. St. 78—Miami 76
Furman 102—Newberry 53
Houston 82—Wichita 77
Kentucky 104—Ga. Tech 51
LSU 96—Georgia 77
Maryland 76—S. Car. 57
Maryland 62—Geo. Wash. 48
Maryland 71—Clemson 63
Memp. St. 79—Miami 71
Missouri 51—Arkansas 50
N. Carolina 95—LSU 69
Richmond 130—Furman 92
Richmond 78—Geo. Wash. 67
Rice 89—Texas A&M 77
St. Louis 110—LSU 79
St. Louis 76—Houston 73
S. Hall 69—Loyola (Md.) 54
SMU 87—Rice 66
SMU 66—Texas 63
Spring Hill 102—Clem. 91
Spring Hill 69—Memp. St. 65
Syracuse 71—Navy 65
Texas A&M 90—Baylor 70
TCU 73—Texas 67
Tulane 72—Georgia 56
Vanderbilt 84—Tenn. 57
Vanderbilt 89—W&M 80
Virginia 84—S. Car. 83
Wake Forest 84—Duke 71
Wake Forest 76—N. Car. 71
W. Va. 98—Wash. & Lee 84

WEST

Cin. 74—Duquesne 52
Dayton 68—Duquesne 52
De Paul 102—Ill. Norm. 77
De Paul 77—Notre Dame 74
Detroit 106—Bradley 91
Detroit 80—Tulsa 72
Illinois 73—Mich. St. 65
Indiana 94—Northwest. 81
Indiana 75—Wis. 71
Kansas 65—Okla. A&M 62
Kansas 77—Oklahoma 65
Kans. St. 67—Coll. Pac. 36
Kans. St. 68—Iowa St. 64
Marquette 74—U. of Paris 43
Marquette 85—Loy. (La.) 68
Michigan 81—Minnesota 79
Michigan State 65—Iowa 64
Notre Dame 83—Butler 69
Ohio St. 79—Mich. 66
Okla. City 58—Tulsa 50
Purdue 78—Wisconsin 66
Purdue 68—Northwest. 54

FAR WEST

Brigham Y. 73—Montana 64
Calif. 52—S. Calif. 51
Colorado 78—Nebraska 63
Oregon 67—Portland U. 61
Oregon St. 59—Wash. St. 40
San Fran. 62—Pepperdine 51
S. Calif. 77—Calif. 64
Stanford 58—Wash. 46
Stanford 51—St. Mary's 50
UCLA 92—Idaho 73
UCLA 78—Idaho 61
Utah 71—Montana 56
Utah 74—Utah State 55
Washington 57—Stanford 42
Wash. St. 58—Oregon St. 52
Wyoming 66—Denver 51

BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll) Team standings this week (first-place votes in parentheses):

Points

1—San Francisco (94)

1,145

2—Dayton (12)

1,026

3—North Carolina State (1)

692

4—Vanderbilt (4)

545

5—Kentucky (1)

515

6—Duke (1)

328

7—Ohio State

285

8—Illinois

273

9—North Carolina

238

10—Temple

155

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Holy Cross (1) 143; 12, Indiana 130; 13, Louisville (1) 99; 14, George Washington 96; 15, Iowa State 73.