World Series players' shares this year will average about 25% less than last year's record high: $11,147.90 for the Giants, $6,712.50 for the Indians. The reason lies in Ebbets Field's seating capacity, 32,111, which reduced the take for both teams.
Army's backfield, supposedly weak, showed strength against Penn State in a 35-6 rout, with Don Holleder, converted from end to quarterback, calling plays and performing expertly on four touchdown drives; Captain Pat Uebel playing well and variously at right half, left half and fullback as needed.
Navy's line, small but hard-charging, smoothed the road to a 26-0 win over South Carolina. George Welsh, wizard quarterback, and Ron Beagle, All-America end, teamed to complete four out of five passes in the first half. Forecast: Wonderful Army-Navy game next November 26 at Philadelphia.
Ronnie Knox was out with an injured clavicle but UCLA seemed not to miss him in a 55-0 trouncing of Washington State, the Cougars' worst loss in 33 years. The Knox injury, incurred in the Maryland game, is minor and he should be in against Oregon State.
Donald Campbell's Bluebird, in which he set a world water speed record of 202 mph in England, was loaded on a plane for flight to Lake Mead, Nevada and an attempt to outdo the record Oct. 16. Cost of chartered transportation: about $20,000.
The Belmont Futurity this week may produce the champion 2-year-old of 1955 ( Nashua won it last year) but such summer stars as Swoon's Son, Needles and Bold Bazooka won't be in it. The favorite may be Career Boy but a lot of attention will be on the bay filly Doubledogdare, even though no filly has won the Futurity since First Flight in 1946.