INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPORTS—U.S. compact cars of three makes had first go among themselves and European economy cars in race at Continental Divide Raceways, Colo. First in, with three-minute edge, Nash Rambler; second, Volkswagen; third, Ford Falcon (see page 58).
HOCKEY—Montreal ran their account to 13 games without defeat by taking Boston over the ice two nights in a row, beating them 8-1 and 4-1. In first game brother team of Maurice and Henri Richard figured in four goals. In second game Boston's Left Winger Johnny Bucyk was hospitalized with right shoulder and knee injury.
CROSS-COUNTRY—On chilly, gray afternoon that saw runners wearing gloves, Michigan State's Crawford Kennedy limbered his legs over four miles of snow-slippery Chicago countryside, led fellow Spartans home in 20:12.3 for fifth successive Big Ten championship. Michigan State's five runners jogged in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th, for near-perfect low score of 17 points. Runner-up was Iowa with 49 points.
BASKETBALL—Boston, under pressure from a winning Philadelphia as the two squads moved further out in their missile-like flight away from rest of the league, came from behind in game against St. Louis, the one team that has tripped them up with regularity in past years, won by two points, 113 to 111, in last minutes of game, for second victory in their two games this season. Next night, pressure was relieved momentarily when Minneapolis defeated Philadelphia 106-100.
BASEBALL—Struggling Continental League was reduced to five members when J. W. Bateson, Dallas contractor, withdrew his application for Continental franchise. Wrote Bateson to William Shea, organizer of new league: "I simply couldn't arouse any enthusiasm in this area for Continental League." Shea claimed Bateson was enticed from league by idea he had chance of getting into American League, countered that there were others interested. On October 6, Dallas-Fort Worth voters 2 to 1 approved bond issue to build 45,000-seat stadium midway between the two cities.