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•Joseph Dolezal, of Czechoslovakia, set new world record for five-mile walk, stepping distance in 34:24.8, at Houstka, Czechoslovakia. Dolezal, holder of numerous world walking records, bettered mark of 35:15.0 made by Roland Hardy of England in 1952.

•Arthur Clark, of Fox Chase Manor, Montgomery County, Pa. set new world record for channel bass in surf with 60½-pounder, at Nags Head, N.C. Clark used 12-pound test monofilament, Lux Mer spinning reel, homemade rod. Old record was 45-pounder taken at Ocracoke, N.C.

•Bill Tenney, of Dayton, Ohio set new National Outboard Association record for Class C hydroplane division of 68.441 mph, at Fort Loudon Lake, Tenn. Old record: 66.790 mph.


Ohio State, ranked first nationally, squeaked by stubborn Northwestern 14-7 to remain undefeated, take another step toward Rose Bowl. Northwestern quarterback Jack Ellis sparked Wildcats, throwing three successive completed passes in second quarter to set up touchdown which put Northwestern in front. Ohio State came back with 62-yard drive to tie score, won game in fourth quarter on 24-yard aerial from Dave Leggett to Bobby Watkins.

Indiana dimmed Michigan's hopes for Big Ten title, beating favored Wolverines 13-9. Hoosier quarterback Florian Helinski passed for one Indiana score, plunged for other, intercepted three Michigan passes.

Notre Dame quarterback Ralph Guglielmi tossed 46-yard touchdown pass in second quarter to give Irish 6-0 win over Navy. Guglielmi also saved victory for Notre Dame by recovering Navy fumble in own end zone.

Pittsburgh ended seventh-ranked West Virginia's bid for undefeated season with 13-10 win over Mountaineers. Pitt quarterback Corny Salvaterra threw two touchdown passes to wipe out leads gained by West Virginia.

Oklahoma continued to be plagued by fumbles, had to come from behind in fourth quarter with two touchdowns to down Colorado 13-6.

U.C.L.A., led by Primo Villanueva, rolled to seventh straight triumph with 27-6 win over California. Villanueva scored twice, passed for one touchdown, gained 228 yards on offense. For California, Paul Larson completed 25 of 38 passes to gain Golden Bears 280 yards.

Southern California, probable Pacific Coast Rose Bowl entry, trampled Oregon State 34-0.

Arkansas, ranked fourth nationally, headed for first Southwest Conference football championship in 8 years with 14-7 win over Texas A. & M.

Army, ranked fifth nationally and favored by 24-30 points, just managed to beat fighting Virginia team 21-20.

Yale successfully continued quest for Ivy League title, defeating Dartmouth 13-7. Hard-charging Eli line held Dartmouth to minus-one yard on ground, but it took 70-yard run by sophomore Al Ward and recovery of Big Green goal-line fumble to overcome Dartmouth first-period lead.

Xavier University scored touchdown in last 90 seconds of game to knock Boston College from unbeaten ranks 19-14. Xavier, which had lost 6 straight, piled up 291 yards on ground.

Art Luppino, Arizona tailback, scored 23 points, rushed for 179 yards as Arizona defeated West Texas State 48-12. Luppino now leads nation in scoring with 123 points, in rushing with 892 yards.

National Football League leadership remained wild scramble as eastern division's three-way tie for first place continued when all three leaders lost. Cleveland Browns, led by Otto Graham, downed New York Giants 24-14; Chicago Cardinals won their first game of season, beating Pittsburgh Steelers 17-14; and Green Bay tripped Philadelphia Eagles 37-14. In western division, last-minute pass by Chicago Bears beat first-place San Francisco 49ers 31-27.


Sandy Saddler, 28, world featherweight champion, TKO'd Ray Famechon, 29, of France in sixth round of nontitle match at Paris. It was Saddler's eighth fight this year, all over-the-weight. He has not defended title since 1951.

Vince Martinez, 25, Paterson, N.J. welterweight, TKO'd Carmine Fiore, 25, of Brooklyn in seventh round, at New York. It was eleventh straight win for Martinez, whose over-all record is 38-3.

Maurice Harper, unranked welterweight from Oakland, Calif., won ten-round split decision from world second-ranking welterweight contender, Del Flanagan, of St. Paul, at San Francisco.

Spencer S. Overton, 56-year-old Baltimore building contractor, won third annual north and south invitation senior golf tournament by defeating John W. Roberts, of Columbus, O., 2 and 1, at Pinehurst, N.C.

Mexico, represented by army team, won nine first places in eleven events of Pennsylvania National Horse Show at Harrisburg, Pa. Standouts for Mexico were Gen. Humberto Mariles and Capt. Joaquin D'Harcourt. Other winners: Spain, three-day international low-score competition; Hans Guenther Winkler of Germany, individual international high jumping championship; Clay Pigeon, owned and ridden by Morton W. Smith of Cobham, Va., open jumping championship.


Judy Devlin, 19, of Baltimore defeated Margaret Varner, 26, of Boston, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 to take Wimbledon open badminton singles championship for women. Misses Devlin and Varner teamed up to win doubles title, beating Irene Cooley and Joan White of England 17-14, 9-15, 15-7.

Eddy Choong of Malaya, All-England champion, captured men's singles title for fifth straight year, beating Johnny Heah of Malaya, 15-1, 9-15, 15-9.


Summer Tan, Mrs. Russell A. Firestone's two-year-old bay colt, won world's richest horse race, $269,965 Garden State Stakes, at Garden State Park, Camden, N.J. Ridden by Eric Guerin, Summer Tan was 11-5 favorite, won by nine lengths in field of 15 on sloppy track. Victory was worth $151,095.75, boosting Summer Tan's earnings for year to $230,429. Runner-up was 51-1 shot, Mrs. D. Pershall Belz's Simmy. Third was Harry Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable entry, Flying Fury.

Minstrel, 66-1 shot owned by Lord Rosebery, won 115-year-old Cambridgeshire Stakes in four-horse photo finish, at Newmarket, England. Queens Beeches was second; Marshal Ney, third. Minstrel's victory was worth 3,220 pounds ($8,960) to Lord Rosebery, senior steward of English Jockey Club.

Chevation, Foxcatcher Farm's 9-1 shot, galloped to three-length victory in $58,000 Yankee Handicap at Suffolk Downs, Boston.


Lee Petty, 40, of Randleman, N.C., with 8,649 points, was named 1954 championship driver in NASCAR Grand National Circuit.

Lloyd Chick of Chicago, driving 1954 Buick, won Dixie 200-lap late-model stock-car championship and $1,000 first-prize money, at Birmingham, Ala.


Heinz Futterer, 22, of West Germany, ran 100 meters in 10.2 seconds at Yokohama to equal world's record set by Jesse Owens.

John Allen, 28, of Buffalo, won National A.A.U. 25-kilometer walking championship, beating Leo Sjogren of Baltimore by 500 yards, at Buffalo.

Harold Worst, of Grand Rapids, Mich. won international three-cushion billiard tournament, defeating Ezequiel Navarra of Argentina 60-43 and running out match in 48 innings, at Buenos Aires. Third place went to Juan Navarra, of Argentina.

Montreal Canadiens, paced by Bernie Geoffrion, high scorer for league with 9 goals, maintained lead in National Hockey League. Hard-skating Canadiens also led in goals, time spent in penalty box. Detroit Red Wings were in second place, with Rangers, sparked by Danny Lewicki, third.


Francis A. Wetherill of Philadelphia sailed yawl Jubilee to victory in fourth annual Skipper Invitation race for Class A boats and over, at Annapolis.

Kent Clark of Stillwater, Calif. amassed 46½ points in five races to win first place in Mercury Class of Hawaiian Invitational Regatta, at Honolulu. James M. (Ding) Schoonmaker of Watch Hill, R.I. won star class with 70½ points.

Special Dan, greyhound owned by C. V. Floca of Temple, Texas, won $1,000 Sapling Stake in finals of National Coursing Association fall meeting, at Abilene, Kan. Runner-up was kennel mate Frosty Dan.


MARRIED—Josephine Abercrombie, 28, winner of 12 of 13 blue ribbons at 1953 National Horse Show and horse-show exhibitor since she was six (SI, Nov. 1), to H. Burnett Robinson, 34, manager of her racing stable and farm owner, near Versailles, Ky.

KILLED—Wilbur Shaw, 51, president of Indianapolis motor speedway and three-time winner of 500-mile classic; with two friends in private plane crash, near Decatur, Ind. Shaw, an expert golfer, archer, bowler, fencer, fisherman, rider in horse shows and shot, won 500 in 1937, 1939, 1940, and survived numerous bad crackups.

DIED—Major Thomas H. McCreery, 72, veteran horseman, former president of Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association; after long illness, in Great Neck, N.Y.

DIED—Sir Algernon Guinness, 71, early automobile racer; at Cookham, England. In 1904 Sir Algernon drove 200-horsepower car at then unheard-of speed of 120 mph.

HONORED—Ernest Hemingway, 55, author, hunter, fisherman, bullfight aficionado; with the Nobel Prize in Literature, following years of apparent disinterest by Nobel pickers, when he wrote The Old Man and the Sea, a story about a fisherman.


Mike Nazaruk, Belmore, N.Y., 25-m. AAA big-car championship, with 105.017 mph avg. speed (new record), Langhorne, Pa.


Natl. Basketball Assn.
Ft. Wayne 91-Milwaukee 72
Ft. Wayne 90-Boston 86
Minneapolis 97-Syracuse 94
New York 94-Minneapolis 83
Philadelphia 102-Baltimore 97
Rochester 98-Boston 95
Syracuse 69-Baltimore 67


Sailor Ed Sanders, 10-round decision over Bert Whitehurst, heavyweights, Boston.
Tony Johnson, 4-round TKO over Tilly Tisdale, heavyweights, New York.
Ernie Durando, 10-round split decision over Bobby Dykes, Milwaukee.
Virgil Akins, 8-round decision over Henry Hank, middleweights, Detroit.
Freddie Dawson, 1-round KO over Benny Falen, welterweights, Sydney, Australia.
Chico Varona, 10-round decision over Johnny Bratton, welterweights, New York.
Richard (KID) Howard, 10-round decision over Orlando Zulueta: lightweights, Halifax, N.S.
Jackie Blair and Lulu Perez, 10-round draw, lightweights, Boston.
Rudy Garcia, 10-round split decision over Carmelo Costa, featherweights, New York.


Ludlovian Bruce of Greenfair, open all-age stake for English springers, Arden, N.Y.
Ch. Wei Tiko of Pekeboro, best-in-show, Progressive Dog Club, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Edmonton 21-Winnipeg 12
Hamilton 30-Ottawa 9
Montreal 41-Toronto 13
Regina 15-Brit. Col. 9
Regina 14-Winnipeg 14

New York, over County Mayo, 10-9, New York.

Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, S.C., over Betty Hicks, 1 up, Women's Texas Open, Fort Worth, Tex.


GOLDEN ABBEY: $39,150 Tanforan Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by¾ length, in 1:48[4/5] track record), Tanforan, San Bruno, Calif. Johnny Longden up.
PARLO: $35,550 Firenze Handicap, 1‚⅛ m., by 7 lengths, in 1:53⅖ Jamaica, N.Y. Ted Atkinson up.
LAFFANGO: $30,950 Interborough Handicap, 6 f., by a nose, in 1:11⅗ Jamaica, N.Y. Eddie Arcaro up.
DUC DE FER: $17,875 Laurel Sprint Handicap, 6 f., by a neck, in 1:12⅗ Laurel, Md. J. W. Rodgers up.
PAPER TIGER: $15,000 Snark Handicap, 1 ‚⅛ m., by 1½ lengths, in 1:53, Jamaica, N.Y. Conn McCreary up.




Alfred 25—Buffalo 0
Army 21—Virginia 20
Bates 15—Bowdoin 14
Boston U. 20—Bucknell 7
Brandeis 40—Bridgeport 0
Brown 34—Lehigh 6
Carnegie T. 19—St. Vinc. 7
Clarion T. 20—Calif. (Pa.) 0
Colgate 6—Princeton 6
Cornell 26—Columbia 0
Geneva 12—Slipp. Rock 6
Hampton 6—Lincoln 2
Harvard 27—Ohio U. 13
Hobart 20—St. Lawrence 6
Kings Pt. 51—Brooklyn 13
Lafayette 20—Gettysburg 6
Maine 33—Colby 6
Middlebury 39—Norwich 26
Moravian 13—Albright 7
Muhlenberg 14—Delaware 13
N. Hampshire 34—Conn. 0
Notre Dame 6—Navy 0
Penn State 35—Penn 13
Pitt 13—W. Virginia 10
R.I. 13—Springfield 0
Rutgers 25—Temple 0
Scranton 19—Leb. Valley 6
Syracuse 25—Holy Cross 20
Trinity 42—Coast Guard 6
Tufts 7—Amherst 6
Vermont 27—Mass. 25
Union 34—Williams 19
Upsala 52—Montclair 19
Ursinus 34—Wagner 7
Waynesburg 40—W. & J. 12
Wesleyan 34—Swarthmore 21
Xavier (0.) 19—Boston C.14
Yale 13—Dartmouth 7


Alabama 0—Georgia 0Ariz. St. 14-Hard.-Simm. 13
Arkansas 14—Texas A&M 7
Auburn 27—Tulane 0
Baylor 12—T.C.U. 7
Clemson 32—W. Forest 20
Davidson 51—W. Va. Tech. 6
Duke 21—Ga. Tech. 20
Florida 7—Miss. St. 0
Fla. A&M 25—Xavier (La.) 6
Florida St. 33—V.M.I. 13
Furman 7—N. Carol. St. 6
Kentucky 28—Villanova 3
Maryland 20—S. Carolina 0
Miami 75—Fordham 7
Mississippi 21—L.S.U. 6
Miss. South. 14—Chattan'ga 6
Rice 34—Vanderbilt 13
Richmond 7—Geo. Wash. 0San Jose St. 27-N. Tex. St. 20
Tennessee 26—N. Carol. 20
The Citadel 14—Wofford 13
V.P.I. 7—Wm. & Mary 7
Va. St. 34—Va. Union 6


Bradley 30—Wayne 12
Cinn. 13—Coll. Pac. 7
E. Kentucky 13—Toledo 13
Illinois Wes. 19—Beloit 6
Indiana 13—Michigan 9
Iowa 13—Wisconsin 7
Iowa St. 25—Drake 0
Kansas St. 28—Kansas 6
Kent St. 28—Bowl. Gr. 25
Marietta 12—Ohio North. 0
Marquette 14—Detroit 13
Milliken 27—L. Forest 13
Minnesota 19—Mich. St. 13
Nebraska 25—Missouri 19
N. Dak. 40—N. Dak. St. 7
Ohio St. 14—N'western 7
Okla. A&M 12—Tulsa 0
Omaha 26—N. Illinois 7
Purdue 28—Illinois 14
Rochester 20—Oberlin 6
Valparaiso 39—Butler 7
Wabash 25—Carroll 14
W. Res. 21—Marshall 20
Wichita 9—Houston 7
Wooster 28—Akron 27
Y'gstown 7—J. Carroll 0


Arizona 48—W. Tex. St. 12
Col. A&M 37—Montana 34
Denver 19—N. Mexico 6
Idaho 14—Utah 13
Mont. St. 22—Idaho St. 13
Oklahoma 13—Colorado 6
Oregon 26—Washington 7
S. Cal. 34—Oregon St. 0
Tex. West. 12—N. Mex. A & M 7
U.C.L.A. 27—California 6
Utah St. 45—Brig. Young 13
Wash. St. 30—Stanford 26