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Dennis Dunham, 22-year-old switch roller from Grants Pass, Ore., was latest to put in bid for year's zaniest bowling record, shifting hands at 12-hour intervals as he monotonously knocked down pins for 61 hours until his weary legs gave out after 387 games at Medford, Ore. His average: 152 (Nov. 18).
Charles Curtis and Jack Marden, rubber-legged College of Pacific milers, running alternate quarters, doggedly legged it around track at Stockton, Calif. for 45:18.9 to break U.S. standard for seldom-run two-man 10-mile relay (Nov. 19).
Peter Matyukha, burly-muscled Ukrainian weight lifter, pressed 326 pounds at Kiev, was rewarded with new world middle heavyweight mark (Nov. 23).
College football continued to give out upset gasps as season headed into home stretch. Kentucky picked itself up after seven losses to knock Tennessee out of Sugar Bowl with 20-6 triumph while Duke, later selected to oppose Oklahoma (32-7 victor over Nebraska) in Orange Bowl, fell before North Carolina 21-13 and Rose Bowl-bound Oregon was set down by Oregon State 10-7. On more even keel, Iowa dumped Notre Dame out of its dreamboat 21-13; Rice beat TCU 20-0; Princeton outscored Dartmouth 34-14 for Ivy League title; Ohio State galloped over Michigan 31-14; Auburn defeated Florida State 29-7. Tradition dripped all over as Yale showed no mercy in 54-0 clobbering of Harvard; UCLA beat USC 20-6; Stanford squeezed past California 14-12.
Baltimore Colts overhauled San Francisco 27-21 in closing minutes, stood all alone at top of NFL Western Division after Chicago Bears surprised Detroit 27-7. In East, Rookie Fullback Jim Brown scored four times, bulled 237 yards for new league rushing record, carried first-place Cleveland to 45-31 victory over Los Angeles. New York Giants remained within reaching distance of Browns, outlasting Chicago Cards 28-21. Other results: Green Bay 27—Pittsburgh 10; Philadelphia 21—Washington 12.
Jewel's Reward, Mrs. Elizabeth Graham's jaunty bay, better known as Julius to stable hands, exploded out of gate under firm hands of Willie Shoemaker, skipped through sleet convincingly and insistingly to draw length ahead of challenging Nala for victory in $162,740 Pimlico Futurity. Julius picked up $115,347, nudged total for year (in five winning starts) to $349,642, most ever by 2-year-old colt and more than combined earnings of Man o' War, Nashua, Assault, Stymie, Hindoo, Seabiscuit, War Admiral and Exterminator at same age.
Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs' Promised Land, sent charging through tight pack by rich little Willie Hartack in time to push neck in front at wire, won $57,500 Idle-wild Handicap at Jamaica to push Hartack's record stakes victories to 43, earnings of his 1957 mounts to alltime high of $3,022,276.