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Paddy DeMarco, former lightweight champion set down in New York because he permitted Ex-convict Jimmy Knapp to act as his undercover manager, was returned to good graces by Commissioner Julius Helfand, who warned DeMarco and everyone else "they must reflect credit to boxing and keep away from people like Knapp, a known bookmaker."
Oklahoma continued to rock and roll, crunching Kansas State 66-0 for 32nd straight victory, best in modern college football, but upset honors went to long-suffering Penn, which snapped 19-game losing streak at expense of Dartmouth 14-7, and California, 14-0 winner over Pitt. Michigan State edged stubborn Michigan 9-0 in Big Ten feature, while Ohio State outpowered Stanford 32-20; Iowa squeezed past Oregon State 14-13; USC and Jon Arnett beat Wisconsin 13-6; Washington surprised Illinois 28-13 in Big Ten vs. Pacific Coast action. In other games, Notre Dame got its first win at expense of Indiana 20-6; Army perked up to defeat Penn State 14-7; Navy overcame Cornell 14-0; Yale punished Brown 20-2; Princeton rolled over Columbia 39-0; little Tufts shocked Harvard 19-13; Tennessee outscored Duke 33-20; Vanderbilt used subs to trounce Alabama 32-7.
Chicago Cardinals continued to shock NFL, upsetting New York Giants 35-27 in Eastern Conference, while San Francisco supplied surprise in West, beating Los Angeles 33-30. Chicago Bears bounced back to outscore Green Bay 37-21; Cleveland edged Pittsburgh 14-10; Detroit defeated Baltimore 31-14; Philadelphia barely got by Washington 13-9.
Flying Fury and Romanita, off at 8 to 1, made it big day for underdogs at Belmont. Dropped down to hurdle races by Cain Hoy Stable after disappointing 3-year-old season, Flying Fury came back to show class under rousing ride by Ted Atkinson, scampering home by three lengths in $55,700 Manhattan Handicap. Romanita, little bay filly picked up as weanling by Chicago advertising executive Freeman Keyes at Keeneland in 1954, staged driving finish to wear down Jet's Charm, won by bare nose in $59,355 Matron Stakes.
Ribot, unbeaten 4-year-old Italian wonder horse, let C. V. Whitney's Fisherman set early pace but catapulted into lead at head of straightaway to win rich Prix de l' Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp (see page 61), his last start before retirement to stud. One Frenchman, watching superb Thoroughbred pick his way through cheering crowd after 16th victory in 16 starts, sighed: "Quelle merveille! Now he has nothing more to do but make love."
ENGAGED—Paul Anderson, 23, muscle-bulging 300-pound "Milo of Toccoa," often called world's strongest man, holder of world heavyweight weight-lifting records; and Patricia Gail Taylor, 17, trim 104-pound high school senior; at Toccoa, Ga. Anderson, busily flexing mighty biceps for Olympics at Melbourne, sighed: "If it wasn't love at first sight, it certainly wasn't long after."