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Lorraine Crapp, chubby 18-year-old Aussie aquaphile who breaks world records almost as fast as she sets them, tried her whippeting freestyle in new Olympic pool at Melbourne, thrashed 100 meters in 1:02.4, then teamed up with Dawn Fraser, Margaret Gibson and Faith Leech to do 4:19.8 for 400-meter relay, surpassing marks set only five days earlier (Oct. 25).
U.S. Olympic Swimmers George Breen and Bill Yorzyk took whack at record breaking in time trials at New Haven, came away with three. Freestyling Breen rattled off 9:15.7 for 800 meters and 9:19.2 for 880 yards to better world marks (Oct. 27); Yorzyk barreled through 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.1 for American long-course standard (Oct. 28).
Mikhail Petrovich Krivonosov, soft-spoken Russian geography teacher who gave up skiing seven years ago because he was too big (he now weighs 243), continued to play tag with world hammer-throw record, getting off tremendous toss of 220 feet 10 3/8 inches at Tashkent to regain mark from America's Harold Connolly (Oct. 22).
Detroit continued to set merry pace in NHL, outskating Chicago and Montreal to remain unbeaten (but tied twice) in seven games, but Toronto and New York were close enough to make things interesting. Sputtering Canadiens dropped to fifth while Boston won only game of week and Chicago was still without victory.
Oklahoma, showing awesome power and little mercy, rolled over Notre Dame 40-0, had winning company in Georgia Tech, 40-0 victor over Tulane; Stanford, which outscored USC 27-19; Tennessee, which trounced Maryland 34-7. Upsets of week: Illinois surprised Michigan State 20-13; Colgate shocked Yale 14-6; Minnesota beat Michigan 20-7; Miami blanked TCU 14-0; Arkansas thwarted Mississippi 14-0.
New York defeated Philadelphia 20-3, to move into first place tie with Chicago Cards, upset by Washington 17-14, in Eastern Conference of NFL, and Detroit made it five in row, beating Los Angeles 16-7, to hold lead in west. Chicago Bears out-scored San Francisco 38-21; Pittsburgh beat Cleveland 24-16; Baltimore scored over Green Bay 28-21.