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•Vladimir Kuc, 27, Russian army sergeant, broke ten-day-old world record for 5,000-meter run, covering distance in 13:51.2 in meet between Czechoslovakia and Russia, at Prague. Kuc cut four-tenths of second off record set by Britain's Chris Chataway and outran Czechoslovak Army Major Emil Zatopek easily. Kuc's record was fourth set for 5,000 meters in 1954 and 7 seconds lower than mark held by Gunder Hagg of Sweden at start of year.

•Frank (Bobo) Nickerson, 33, baseball clown, set new unofficial world record for catching baseball from high place when he caught one from airplane flying 650 feet from ground. Old mark of 575 was set by Cincinnati players Hobie Landrith and Dutch Dotterer.


Johnny Saxton, 24, of New York won unanimous decision of judges and referee over Kid Gavilan, 28, of Cuba in boring 15-rounder to capture welterweight championship of world, at Philadelphia.

Ramon Fuentes, Los Angeles welterweight, hammered out easy victory over veteran Billy Graham of New York in 10 rounds, at Los Angeles.

Floyd Patterson, New York light heavyweight, easily outpointed Joe Gannon of Washington, D.C. in eight-round bout, at New York.

Tommy Collins, Medford, Mass. featherweight, gained third victory in comeback attempt with fifth-round TKO over inept Bobby Why of Los Angeles, at Boston.

Wally Thorn retained British and European welterweight titles with sixth-round KO of Lew Lazar, at London.

Dai Dower of Wales won British flyweight crown by decision over Jake Tuli, at London.


Ohio State continued march toward Rose Bowl, scoring four touchdowns in nine minutes to beat closest competitor for Pasadena honors, Wisconsin, 31-14. Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, 168-pound Buckeye halfback, intercepted Wisconsin pass late in third period when Badgers led 7-3, ran 88 yards to put Ohio State out in front for good. Ohio State then piled up three quick touchdowns with help of two Wisconsin fumbles.

Michigan bid for Big Ten honors, defeating hitherto unbeaten Minnesota 34-0. Unranked Wolverines won traditional Little Brown Jug trophy from eighth-ranked Golden Gophers through sustained scoring drives sparked by halfback Tony Branoff.

Arkansas, ranked seventh nationally, became leading contender for Southwest Conference championship, beating fifth-ranked Mississippi 6-0 with touchdown scored on 66-yard pass play in last three minutes of game. Sophomore back Buddy Benson threw to Preston Carpenter for game-winning score.

Southern California cleared another obstacle to Rose Bowl by capitalizing on two fumbles to whip stubborn California team led by Paul Larson, 29-27. Linden Crow scored three times for Trojans while Larson kept California close, completing 14 of 18 passes for 167 yards. Larson also ran back kickoff 84 yards to set up one California score but his safety was margin of victory for U.S.C.

Oklahoma fumbled seven times, still beat Kansas State 21-0. Halfback Buddy Leake scored twice for Sooners, who made 315 yards on ground.

U.C.L.A., ineligible for Rose Bowl this year, pounded out sixth consecutive victory, trampling Oregon State 61-0. Coming on heels of last week's 72-0 victory over Stanford, U.C.L.A. appeared choice to win Pacific Coast title. Winners made nine touchdowns, including seven by reserves.

Army relied almost strictly on ground attack while running over Columbia 67-12.

San Francisco 49ers took lead in western division of National Football League, beating champion Detroit Lions 37-31. New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers scrambled to three-way tie for lead in eastern division as Giants whipped Washington Redskins 24-7 on three touchdown passes by Charlie Conerly and Steelers beat Eagles 17-7 on accurate passing of Quarterback Jimmy Finks.


E. J. (Dutch) Harrison, 44, of St. Louis blew three-stroke lead, sank 15-foot birdie putt on final hole to win Ampol golf tournament by stroke, at Sydney, Australia. Runner-up: Australia's Ossie Pickworth.

Lt. J. W. Conrad, of Gary AFB, Tex. won Air Force's world-wide golf tournament with tournament record-breaking score of 281 for 72 holes, at Eglin AFB, Fla.

Patty Berg clinched 1954 money-winning title of Ladies' Professional Golf Assn. with earnings of $16,011. Mildred (Babe) Zaharias was second with $14,452; Louise Suggs, third with $12,736.


Sam Barton, of Rye, N.Y., representing American Yacht Club, beat E.B.N. Mitchell of Royal Corinthian Yacht Club of Burnham-on-Crouch, England in match race series of International One-Design sloops, 4-2, at Rye.

Warner Willcox retained S Class national championship, outsailing John R. White, at Larchmont, N.Y.

Barlovento, skippered by Pierre S. du Pont of Tred Avon Yacht Club, won cruising Class A honors on both elapsed and corrected times in last sailing race of Fall Series sponsored by Annapolis Yacht Club, at Annapolis.

Dr. Herbert Tichy of Austria led three-man team to peak of 26,867-foot Mount Cho Oyu, world's seventh highest mountain, in Nepal.


Helioscope, owned by William G. Helis Jr., galloped to length-and-half victory in $62,100 Trenton Handicap at Garden State Park, Camden, N.J. Ridden by Sam Boulmetis, three-year-old Helioscope earned $44,000, paid $4.40.

Brother Tex, owned by W. C. Stephens, came from behind to beat 14 other two-year-olds in richest running of Breeders' Futurity, at Keeneland race track, Lexington, Ky. Brother Tex earned $39,000, paid $15.60.

High Voltage, owned by Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, justified 3-5 price by winning Selima Stakes, made herself top two-year-old filly of year, at Laurel, Md. High Voltage earned $50,810, boosted total winnings for year to $165,325.

Nashua, leading two-year-old of 1954, retired for rest of year to recover from attack of colic.

Katie Key, country's leading trotting mare, won $29,375 Gotham Trot, at Yonkers, N.Y. Owned by Pat Tuccio of Riverhead, N.Y. and driven by Clint Hodgins, Katie Key's victory in mile-and-half trot sent her earnings to $152,375.


Ch. Carmor's Rise and Shine, three-year-old cocker spaniel owned by Mrs. Carl E. Morgan of High Point, N.C., took best in show at Albany Kennel Club show, Albany, N.Y. Rise and Shine, winner of top award at Westminster in February, scored over 691 dogs, including boxer Ch. Bang Away of Sirrah Crest.

Bang Away came back after defeat at Albany to win best-in-show at Troy Kennel Club show, his 96th top award, at Troy, N.Y. Four-year-old Bang Away is owned by Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Harris of Santa Ana, Calif.


Lady Corrigan, six-year-old bay mare owned by Miss Josephine Abercrombie of Houston, Tex. won $5,000 five-gaited stake at American Royal Horse Show, at Kansas City. Other winners at American Royal: August A. Busch Jr.'s nine-year-old gray mare Miss Budweiser in $1,000 jumper stake; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hobson's chestnut gelding Nick Highland in $2,500 parade stake.

Captain Joaquin D'Harcourt of Mexican Army won international jumping event in unprecedented jump-off with 10 other riders, including entire Mexican team, in Pennsylvania National Horse Show, at Harrisburg. D'Harcourt put Cordoves over tough nine-barrier course in 34.9 seconds. Second was Gen. Humberto Mariles of Mexico; world champion Hans Winkler of Germany finished third.

Montreal Canadiens continued to hold slim lead in National Hockey League. Sharp-shooting Canadiens, led by Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion and Maurice (Rocket) Richard, piled up 28 goals in first nine games, held opponents to 17. Close behind Canadiens were Detroit Red Wings, who lost prime opportunity to overtake leaders when they dropped game to Chicago Black Hawks 4-2. It was Chicago's first victory of season. New York Rangers remained third.


Mike Hawthorn of Britain, driving Ferrari, won Spanish Grand Prix race, at Barcelona. Hawthorn averaged 157 kph for 505-kilometer race. Runners-up: Luigi Musso of Italy in Maserati; Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina in Mercedes.

Marshall Teague of Daytona Beach was named national stock car champion for 1954 by American Automobile Association after Teague accumulated 2,320 points in 16 races.

Moscow Dynamos, Soviet Union soccer champions, began tour of Europe, beat Girondins of Bordeaux, France 3-0 in first encounter.


DIED—Hugh Duffy, 87, all-time baseball batting champion, major league outfielder (1888-1905) and manager; after long illness, in Boston. Playing for Boston Bean-eaters in 1894, Outfielder Duffy made 236 hits in 539 times at bat for average of .438, a record which has never been equaled.

DIED—Earl Whitehill, 54, left-handed pitcher for Detroit, Washington and other teams (1923-1939); of injuries received in automobile accident, at Omaha. In 17 years of major league career, Whitehill won 218, lost 185.

HONORED—Ed Furgol, 35, winner of U.S. Open; as "golfer of year" by Professional Golfers' Association after poll of 902 pros, golf writers, officials. Runner-up: Bob Toski, year's leading money winner ($65,891).


JUDY DEVLIN, Baltimore, and MARGARET VARNER, Boston, over I. Cooley and J. White, 12-15, 15-4, 15-13, Intl. tournament women's doubles, Dublin.

(World championships, Rio de Janeiro)

Brazil 99—Philippines 63
China 49—Israel 45
U.S. 59—Canada 37
U.S. 73—Peru 51
Uruguay 55—Yugoslavia 52


Rex Layne, 10-round decision over Willie Bean, heavyweights, Salt Lake City.
Holly Mims, 10-round decision over Bobby Lee, middle-weights, Washington, D.C.
Paddy Young, 10-round decision over Jesse Turner, middleweights, New York.
Jimmy Martinez and PEDRO GONZALES, 10-round draw, middleweights, Phoenix, Ariz.
Eduardo Lausse, 9-round KO over Nelson Andrade, middleweights, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Miguel Diaz, 10-round decision over Rocky Casillo, welterweights. Miami Beach.
Duke Harris, 8-round decision over Bob Rossie, welterweights, Detroit.
Gerald Dreyer, 1-round TKO over Ramon Tiscareno, welterweights, New York.
Arthur Persley, 8-round KO over Carl Coates, lightweights, New Orleans.
Art Ramponi, 4-round KO over Lauro Salas, lightweights, Sacramento, Calif.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C., Nags Head surf fishing tournament, Nags Head, N.C.


Calgary 12—Winnipeg 11
Edmonton 22—Brit. Columbia 0
Edmonton 24—Regina 19
Hamilton 25—Ottawa 17
Toronto 30—Montreal 24
Winnipeg 18—Brit. Columbia 0


Gene Volgarino, Waterloo, Iowa, over Dick Langdon, 21-15, 21-14, Midwest roundup singles, Omaha.
Jack Gordon and LES SHUMATE, Denver, over Ed Babich and Leo Storm, 21-16, 16-21, 21-18, Midwest roundup doubles, Omaha.

King of Revelry, owned by Otto & William C. Madlener, Topeka, Kan., $1,000 5-gaited stallion stake, American Royal Horse Show. Kansas City,




Albright 22—F. & M. 13
Amherst 14—Wesleyan 0
Army 67—Columbia 12
Boston C. 42—Springfield 6
Bucknell 7—Lafayette 0
Calif. T. 34—Slipp. Rock 13
Carnegie T. 26—Edinboro 6
Colby 20—Bowdoin 13
Colgate 13—Yale 13
Cornell 27—Princeton 0
Dartmouth 13—Harvard 7
Delaware 28—Conn. 7
Gettysburg 34—Muhlen. 0
Hamilton 13—Haverford 6
Hobart 32—Union 21
Holy Cross 14—Boston U. 13
Houston 28—Villanova 7
Lehigh 33—Rutgers 13
Maine 35—Bates 0
Middlebury 54—R.P.I. 0
Moravian 20—Leb. Valley 6
Navy 52—Pennsylvania 6
N. Hamp. 20—Brandeis 7
N'eastern 39—Mass. 0
Penn. M.C. 21—Wagner 12
Pitt 14—Northwestern 7
R.I. 46—Hofstra 14
Rochester 13—Kings Pt. 7
Scranton 13—Upsala 6
Swarthmore 20—Ursinus 20
Temple 19—Brown 14
Tufts 21—Williams 6
Vermont 41—Norwich 0
Waynesburg 23—St. Vinc. 7
Westminster 14—Geneva 0
W. Virginia 40—V.M.I. 6


Allen 33—Shaw 6
Arkansas 6—Miss. 0
Ark. A & M 19—Bishop 8
Auburn 33—Florida St. 0
Baylor 20—Texas A&M 7
Chattanooga 41—E. Texas 6
Duke 21—N. C. St. 7
Fla.A&M 19—Prairie View 7
Furman 19—Davidson 7
Georgia 7—Tulane 0Geo. Wash. 13-Wm. & Mary 13
Hard.-Simm. 13 Okla.A&M 7
Kentucky 13—Ga. Tech 6
L.S.U. 20—Florida 7
Miami 9—Maryland 7
Miss. St. 12—Alabama 7
N. Carol. 14—Wake Forest 7
Presbyt. 20—Citadel 19
Rice 13—Texas 7S. Carol. 13-Clemson 8
S.M.U. 36—Kansas 18
Tennessee 14—Dayton 7
T.C.U. 20—Penn State 7
Va. St. 27—Hampton 0
Va. Tech 6—Virginia 0
Wabash 17—Sewanee 0


Bradley 14—Drake 7
Butler 38—Ind. St. 26 Cinn. 33—Xavier (0.) 0
Denver 27—Wichita 14
Detroit 28—Tulsa 18
Dubuque 13—Cent. Iowa 7
Fordham 14—Marquette 14
Great Lakes 55—Loras 0
Hiram 31—Bethany 7
Illinois 34—Syracuse 6
Iowa 27—Indiana 14
Kent St. 41—Marshall 20Miami (0.) 46-Ohio U. 13
Michigan 34—Minnesota 0
Missouri 32—Iowa St. 14
Ohio State 31—Wisconsin 14
Ohio Wes. 37—Oberlin 12
Oklahoma 21—Kansas St. 0
Omaha 35—St. Ambrose 14
Purdue 27—Michigan St. 13
Toledo 38—Bowling Green 7
Wayne 39—N. Dak. St. 0
W. Reserve 34—Buffalo 7
Wheaton 27—Lake Forest 6


Arizona 41—N. Mexico 7
Ariz. St. 21—W. Tex. St. 14
Brig. Young 19—Montana 7
Coll. Pac. 20—Texas Tech 7
Colo. St. 14—Colo. Coll. 6
daho 10—Washington St. 0
Mont. St. 27—Western St. 6
Nebraska 20—Colorado 6
Oregon 26—San Jose St. 7
S. Calif. 29—California 27
Stanford 13—Washington 7
U.C.L.A. 61—Oregon St. 0
Utah 14—Wyoming 7
Utah St. 20—Colo. A&M 14