Galina Bystrova, husky student at Russia's Gorky Pedagogical Institute who holds Soviet title of Master of Sport, proved she learned her lessons well, scoring 4,846 points for new women's world pentathlon record in all-union meet between teams from higher educational institutions at Moscow (Oct. 16).
Gerald Walsh of South Africa, after running some 2,400 miles in last six months as warmup for go at world records, found it no great strain to prance through 40 miles in 4:04:34, 50 miles in 5:16:07, trotting off with pair of unofficial marks at Walton, England (Oct. 19).
Mrs. Peter Perinchief, Bermuda angler whose husband was member of British Commonwealth team which won International Tuna Tournament at Wedge-port, N.S. in 1956, hauled and tugged until she boated 26-pound 12-ounce blackfin tuna at Hamilton, biggest ever snared on 10-pound test line (Oct. 18).
Bus Eaton, 35-year-old log-truck driver with eye for unusual, bowled 280 games in 49 hours 45 minutes, knocked down some 45,305 pins for 161.6 average before staggering off with new record for consecutive games at Roseburg, Ore. (Oct. 20).
Purdue and Illinois, neither stamped for greatness in preseason experting, set pace for season's greatest upheaval of form as favorites fell like quarters in a rigged slot machine. Winless Purdue dropped mighty Michigan State 20-13, and Illinois outpowered and outslicked Minnesota 34-13 to push unbeaten Iowa, 21-7 winner over Wisconsin, and Ohio State, 56-0 victor over Indiana, into tie for Big Ten lead. In South, Auburn put up hardy defense, turned 21-yard field goal by Billy Atkins into 3-0 win over Georgia Tech; Jim Tatum came back to Maryland, joined Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in watching his North Carolina team bow to Terrapins 21-7. In Southwest, Texas upset Arkansas 17-0 to challenge still unbeaten Texas A& M. bare 7-0 winner over TCU. In Far West, UCLA shocked Oregon State 26-7, Oregon moved into Rose Bowl picture by beating Washington State 14-13 and California found somebody it could beat—USC 12-0. Oklahoma was one of few to escape unscathed, rolling over Kansas 47-0 for 44th straight. Duke was another with easy 34-7 victory over Wake Forest, while Army bounced back from Notre Dame defeat to beat Pitt 29-13 and Navy sailed safely past Georgia 27-14.
New York Giants found their touch before 52,589 home-town fans at Yankee Stadium, running and passing magnificently while hard-charging line stifled Pittsburgh Steelers, to win 35-0 and move into first-place tie in Eastern Division with Cleveland Browns, who were upset by last-place Philadelphia 17-7. Baltimore Colts, too, despite four touchdown passes by Quarterback John Unitas, had their bubble burst when Detroit's Bobby Layne found Hopalong Cassady with 29-yard pass in final minute for come-from-behind 31-27 triumph. Lion success, coupled with San Francisco's 24-14 win over Green Bay, tossed Western Division standings into three-way tie (see page 14). Other results: Chicago Cards defeated Washington 44-14; Chicago Bears outscored Los Angeles 34-26.
Idun, Mrs. Charles Ulrick Bay's perky, unbeaten junior miss, teamed up with Jockey Willie Hartack for great day at Garden State. Breaking fast and true, Idun rushed to front, stayed there all way to win $144,475 Gardenia Stakes (see below), nail down solid claim to year's 2-year-old filly honors and Hartack's 40th stakes victory, tying Eddie Arcaro's record.