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June 27, 1955

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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College heroes of yesterday go back to alma mater for a reunion with sports triumphs which brought them glory

1905 Georgetown Junior Prep relay team meets behind pictures taken 50 years ago. The runners are: William H. Sitterding, Richmond, Va.; Eugene S. Hammond, Libertytown, Md.; Frederick R. Gibbs, Washington, D.C.; Mead A. Lewis, New York.

1910 Princeton crew readies oars for row over waters of Carnegie Lake. The crewmen are: William McCord of Verona, N.J., coxswain; Robert R. Livingston of Germantown, N.Y., stroke; Edward B. Whitman of Baltimore, Md., No. 7; Arthur H. Hinrichson of Mountain Lakes, N.J., No. 6; Robert S. Wilson of Akron, Ohio, No. 5; Richard B. Duane of Locust, N.J., No. 4; Harold Gill of Closter, N.J., No. 3; Edward E. Benniston of Gladwyn, Pa., No. 2; and Russell W. Todd of Bronxville, N.Y., bow.

1930 Cornell crewmen proudly hold oars aloft on dock during reunion week which saw current Cornell crew sweep IRA regatta for the Big Red's first win since 1930. Crewmen standing are: William M. Vanneman, John R. Shallcross, Bliss B. Clark, Peter J. McManus, Bill Schumacher, Garrett S. Parsons, Horace Schoemaker and William Mann. James B. Burke, coxswain, kneels.

In the gaping 106,000-seat Los Angeles Coliseum last week, the University of Southern California's track team maintained a tradition of victory more fabulous by far than that of Notre Dame's footballers or the New York Yankees. It won the NCAA meet (the intercollegiate championships of track and field) for the seventh straight time and ran its total of victories for 26 years to 19. But USC had a narrow squeak. It not only had to stand off an assault by its neighbor, the University of California at Los Angeles, which also draws on California's amazing crops of sun-tanned high school athletes, but had to endure attacks from all the diversely developed college stars who have made the 1955 track season one of the greatest in history. USC, which gave the world Sprinters Charlie Paddock, Frank Wykoff and Mel Patton, did not place in either the 100 or 220—both of which were won by Northwestern's world-record claimant, Jim Golliday. The University of Oregon, seldom a contender in big meets, had the winning miler, Australian-born Jim Bailey (4:05.6), and two-mile victor, Ken Reiser (9:04.5). J. W. Mashburn of Oklahoma A&M won the quarter in a blazing 46.6. The high hurdles went to Indiana's Milt Campbell in 13.9, the lows to Manhattan's Charley Pratt in 23.1. USC, in fact, got only two first places—Earnie Shelton won the high jump, as expected, with 6 feet 11? inches, and Des Koch threw the discus 176 feet ? inch. But USC got a fifth, a third, a fourth—and finally, while trailing UCLA in the final minutes, placed two vaulters in a four-way tie for second and won by a scant eight points. UCLA was second, Kansas third, Oregon fourth, Northwestern fifth.