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WEEKEND IN DALLAS

Oct. 14, 1957
Oct. 14, 1957

Table of Contents
Oct. 14, 1957

Acknowledgments
Events & Discoveries
Football: Third Week
  • While the football fans above were going wild over this 72-yard run by Minnesota's Dick Larson (15) as his team beat Purdue 21-17, others divided their concentration between football and the World Series in Milwaukee—as told below

Roosevelt Raceway
  • Bringing harness racing into the big time, the pioneers of nighttime trotting at Roosevelt Raceway in suburban New York made a sensationally successful investment in COMFORT AND COLOR

Preview
Antelope Hunt
Cards On The Table
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

WEEKEND IN DALLAS

Sprouting from size 70 cowboy boots are the enormous legs of "Big Tex" (right), a Brobdingnagian cowboy who towers over the Texas State Fair Grounds and symbolizes the big doings this Saturday at the annual Texas-Oklahoma football game in the adjacent Cotton Bowl. For this, the most frenetic football weekend in the Southwest, some 50,000 fans invade Dallas by air, rail and highway in scenes such as those on the succeeding page. And in the face of this human tidal wave Big D surrenders. Hotels and plane hangars are jammed. Cab drivers start their hectic double-shifts. Special "Longhorn" and "Sooner" menus—with their jacked-up prices—appear beside the napkins at the town's less scrupulous restaurants. Merchants moisten their thumbs, for some $2 million will be spent on clothes, souvenirs, nightclubbing, food and drink. As for game tickets, they're next to impossible to come by: the Cotton Bowl was sold out as far back as August.

This is an article from the Oct. 14, 1957 issue Original Layout

From all directions the fans descended on Dallas for the Oklahoma-Texas weekend, playing by night and spending by day. Some, like guests of H. C. Price Sr. of Oklahoma, arrived by private plane; others, like R. Wright Armstrong of Fort Worth (left), with his wife and L. M. Olson of Galveston, by their own private cars.

FIVE PHOTOSFARRELL GREHAN