Many of those voting in an AP poll have no personal knowledge of most of the teams. But the Big Eight area writers have just had an opportunity to see all teams in practice, and their surge to Oklahoma seems significant enough to pass on to you.
And Nebraska lost, 20-17, in its season's opener against UCLA.
USED CAR MARKET UP SHARPLY
Ever since high school days in Lockport, N.Y., "years and years ago," Charles R. Wood had wanted to own a Duesenberg. Now he has one, none other than a 24-foot-long, shiny maroon Doozy that once belonged, in 1933, to Greta Garbo. Cost: $90,000.
Wood made his buy at an auction held during the second annual Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, Ind. Four persons started the bidding, but it soon dwindled to a two-man affair between Wood and Darrell Harper of Cincinnati. Harper stopped at $89,000, after a nudge from Mrs. Harper.
Wood now has 23 cars in his antique car museum at Lake George, N.Y. He says the Duesenberg, reputedly able to do 110 mph in second gear, will be the queen of his collection and will be named, naturally, Greta.
SOMETHING FOR A RAINY DAY
Even with plenty of towels it has been impossible to keep footballs suitably dry during a game on a rainy day.
Now comes Clarence C. Beadle Jr. of Berwick, La. He has been awarded a patent for an electric drier, portable so that it can be carried along the sidelines. The drier, shaped somewhat like a football except that it is larger, is designed so that the ball can be put inside and then, after a blower and heating coils have done their work, taken out and reintroduced to the game.
The dry ball is exchanged for a wet ball from the playing field, and the cycle starts again.