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mmwmm w mm mm SECTION 3 16 PAGES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1951 SPORTS, Pages 1 to 8, inclusive FINANCIAL NEWS Pages 9 and 10 i "v i" V- V V Money Payment' Above Scholarship . Is The Real Abuse of Athletics, Says Detroit University Leader It is not the awarding of athletic scholarships that has dropped intercollegiate athletics into hot water, says Celestin J. Steiner, president of the University of Detroit, but the abuses of the system. . . . Payment Of money or the equivalent above the scholarship constitutes one of the major abuses, he believes. . . . "It is one thing to make it possible for a young man to attend school through a scholarship grant . . . but it is quite another thing to pay him for what he should consider a privilege. "University administrations should discourage and condemn in every way at their command such practice on the part of their alumni and friends and never themselves have any part in it. Every effort should be. made to inform all concerned that pay for playing is not in the best interests of school, alumni, and players themselves. . Moreover, it may well be pointed out that it is not necessary to have recourse to professionalism to make the most golden dreams of credit able teams come true. "One more remark on this subject. While I cannot state too emphatically my personal convictions in regard to the above, I often find myself wondering if we are not being too disturbed by something that is not nearly as important as it has come to seem. Professionalism in college athletics, in the sense of being paid for playing on the football field, is ill-advised, most regrettable, and should be eliminated, but it is not a moral evil in itself. It does not necessarily have anything to do with the real objectives of education. It is not a sin." - . Biff Ten Toppers Coach Ernie McCoy of Mich igan, a close student of basketball, picks Indiana as probable best in the conference, with Iowa and Illinois next. Inexperience No Handicap Human Buzz Bomb Eddie Stanky, new man ager of the St. Louis Cardinals never has managed a baseball club in the majors or even the minors. but most observers agree, says Roy Stockton, that lack of experience as a field director will not handi cap the aggressive infielder. , . . In the first place he says, Stanky differs materially from the average outstanding ball player. Little Eddie lacked the usual tools of a great ball player. He'll admit that he never was much of a runner, fielder or hitter. But he was an important member of any ball club he happened to be with, and he has helped three different clubs to penants. . . ."Whereas the average big league star, the Medwick, the Marion, the Moore, stood out because of great ability, with bat or glove, Stanky was a big leaguer and is a big leaguer because of his wits. He mustjv nave aone a 101 uj. unuK.nig, on auu uxj. me xieiu, about the business of baseball, its mechanics and its personalities. ... Some of the things Stanky f """ ' has done have branded him as a pestiferous, aggra- $ Y gating personality. ..Who else would have thought I i. I t 0f enraging an entire ball club by standing behind the pitcner and waving his cap ana glove to annoy the batter? -And who in baseball today, other than Stanky, ever practiced kicking a ball out of a shortstop's hands, until he perfected the thing to win a World Series game? . . . No, baseball to Stanky plainly was not just going out to his position and fielding balls hit his way, or trying at the Dlate to eet as many base hits as he could get. He was always studying to win, studying how to upset And when Stanky was on the other side a teaL always had something extra to beat. - . N That St. John's Team - Scout Report "Just saw the St. John's team play B.Y.U. in Madison Square Garden," writes Joel X. Stokes, Jr., captain in the U. S. Air Force. "Thought maybe you readers would like a scout report. Kentucky plays St. John's, you know, in Lexington, shortly. -,.-- "Well this is the way I saw it. B.Y.U. came in and played St. John's on even terms all through the first half; in fact, if it hadn't been for the very stellar play of this boy Jack McMahon, it would have probably been B.Y.U.'s game by five or six points at half-time One of the most surprising things about the first half was the job that Boyd Jarman did in holding Zawoluk. If I recall correctly, Zawoluk didn't get a -field goal and even very few chances at tip-ins. Jarman really was great. They finally took Zawoluk out of the game for the last five minutes of the half. That brings up another player, Jim Davis, 6-6 sophomore who, Stanky S.E.C. Expected To Reject Louisville for Tourney By LARRY BOECK Courier-Journal Staff Writer New Orleans, Dec. 13. Louisville's role as host to the Southeastern Conference basketball tournament prob ably will end this season. And there is a possibility the tournament may be abolished entirely. . This was learned here today as the Southeastern Conference opened its annual three-day meeting. Coaches and athletic directors met to make recommendations which ' will be sub mitted to the executive council made up ofthe 12 college presi- Loss of the S.E.C. tournament dents tomorrow. would be a bitter blow, athletical- "The tourney probably will be . ly, to Louisville. It lost the approved tomorrow for February greatly valued state high school 28, 29, and March 1 of this sea- 'meet last year and now has only son, " said a university official who preferred not to be named. Strictly In Doubt "After that, the future of the tournament is strictly in doubt. There are two strong movements. One is to abolish the tourney, since it provides no champion and means nothing. The other movement . proposes to rotate the, tourney among conference schools. These recommendations, however, probably won't be voted on until our 1952 meeting." the Ohio Valley Conference Tour nament. A recommendation also was made to confine college basket- ball games to the campus, unless a school controls the arena in which it plays. Promoters could not sponsor the " games, " as in Madison Square Garden, but a school could rent an arena if the rental is reasonable. Tournament basketball games are not included in - the proposal. Along the football front, the action of the Hannah Commit tee the. 10 college presidents in Washington today drew comment here. The Hannah group suggested abolition of bowl games, and this came as somewhat of a surprise to S JE.C. officials, who met during the day in strictest secrecy. Kirwan Represents 17. K. The college group, headed by Dr. . John Hannah . of Michigan State College, decided unanimously to abolish all bowl games. The proposed penalty for a violating school would be loss of academic accrediting for the school. . Dean Ab Kirwan of University of Kentucky, who is here lepre senting President Herman L. Donovan, interpreted' the presidents' proposal as superseding anything the N.C.AA. might do about bowls. The presidents are members of a committee set up by the American Council on Education to study intercollegiate athletics as now practiced. . "If the executive council of the American Council on Education approves what the group in Washington proposed today, then that's it," said Kirwan. "No school will buck the ruling and thereby endanger its academic accrediting." ' c "Actually, added Kirwan," the American Council on Education, is a higher authority than the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The council, in effect, has delegated jurisdiction of athletics to the N.C.A.A., "much as a president of a university delegates athletic matters to his athletic director and board," said Kirwan. "The N.CA.A would have to abide by American Council Tulings on athletics." Here's how the general football picture looked here todiy: Bowls The S.E.C. plannea no action on bowls, although the proposal today in Washington Continued on Page 4, Column 3 Bowl Ban Move Qu ickly Opposed S.E.C, Leads Fight to Preserve Policy; McColl Agrees With Prexies Br The Associated Press A recommendation by 10 college presidents that postseason college football bowl games be abolished drew quick and from some points bitter opposition today. Only three hours after the recommendation was announced in Washington, it was disclosed reliably that South eastern Conference athletic off i- i . iw w " 'y.y.-yi- Medwick Marian the eneAry. G. Frazer cials voted "almost unanimously" to tell the 10 presidents to keep hands off of the S.E.C.'s liberal bowl policy. The Southeastern Conference rule permits any member team to play in any bowl which makes the liberal distribution of tickets and cash required by National Collegiate Athletic Association regulations. Sponsors of several bowl games said they saw nothing wrong in them, as did some college'ctjaches. A Pacific Coast Conference spokesman said his group was "way ahead" of the college presidents, meeting in Washington to discuss a de-emphasis on college sports. , Others had "no comment" at this time. Bill McColl, Stanford's 225-: pound All-America end who will play with his team against Illinois in the Rose Bowl January 1, agreed with the college prexies. "I agree, it would be for the general good of the game," said McColl, visiting his. parents in San Diego, Cal. He said the honor of playing was great, but this was overshadowed by commercialism of the larger bowl games. Should Make Own Decision "None of the bowls want to do anything to hurt college football," said Stuart W. Patton, president of the Orange Bowl which will feature Georgia Tech against Baylor on xsew Year s Day. "I don't see how the participa tion of eight teams in four major : bowls out of a total of over 600 college football teams constitutes an evil. Patton said each school should, make its own decision on bowls. ."The National Collegiate Athletic Association already has legislation prepared which will affect the future of all football bowl games coming . within its said Prof. H. the University P. of jurisdiction,' Everest of Washington. The Pacific Coast Conference athletic faculties had just adjourned a meeting, and took no action on bowl games, Everest said, because of the three-year contract with the Big Ten Conference on the Rose Bowl. Few Can Play He said any decision on bowls would be taken by the N.C.A.A., and the Coast Conference would "be guided by the decision." Lathrop K. Leishman, Rose Bowl Committee football chairman, said the abolition of bowls "won't cure the evils in college athletics." Leishman, spokesman for the " "grandaddy" of all bowl games, rsaid few teams could, or do play in the post-season classics. - "Yet the same problems, such as proselyting and subidizing of athletes, exist in conferences that never played post-season games." ' He also criticized the 10 college presidents, saying: . "I am impressed that college presidents, who have a great responsibility whereas public relations are concerned for their institutions, should dedicate themselves to killing a great American tradition that has existed over a period of many years, especially in the case of the Rose BowL" From Dallas, the secretary of the Southwest Conference and also of the Cotton Bowl, said steps should be taken to elimi nate pressures created by bowl . games. However, said Howard Grubb, the Southwest Conference 'wouldn't be sponsoring the Cot ton Bowl if it did not think bowl games were all right." Texas Christian and Kentucky meet in the Cotton Bowl January 1 V.;Vt! ,j - A j- .; 7rX ; ( ) ?' I j ... I V 1,' j Minnesota Spills Kentucky 61-57 : Ed Kalafat Scores 30 Points As Gophers Come From Behind By DICK GORDON, of The Minneapolis Star Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 13. Minnesota's underdog Gophers flung the biggest upset of this young basketball sea-sor at national champion Kentucky here tonight and at the same time made .an accurate prophet out of Adolph Rupp, the Wildcats' coach. Associated Fress Wlrephot REACHING HIGH for this rebound in competition with an unidentified Minnesota eager are Kentucky's Cliff Hagan (6) and Lou Tsioropoulos (16). The Gophers won 61-57. Button J x in my opinion, has tremendous possibilities. A very fast tip-in artist, Jie could be a high scoring man around the basket. The other much-talked-of sophomore colored boy, Solly Walker, seems to be a good shot from outside, yet he doesn't seem to have the fight necessary for a great ball player. He's "inclined to take it easy. Well, to cut this short, McMahon, Walker, MacGilvray (never let that boy loose or you've had it), also Duckett in J.U t -.1 j. J r t . i t- t me gats touri ana z-awoiuK, uavis, ana uunn on tne boards, au three big men, 6-6, and St. John's I .Ifc will give-anyone a ball game, even U. K." Ruby Answers The Cincinnati Reds will play only one spring exhibition game in the home neighborhood this year. ... It will be with the Detroit Tigers; in Cincy on Sunday, April 13. The game with Detroit on the 12th is scheduled for Dayton, Ohio, not Dayton, Ky. (For B. J. C, Covington, Ky.) . . . Sure, the United States won some events in the winter games of 1948. Gretchen Fraser won the women's special slalom, Dick Button on the men's figure skating, and the American team was first in four-man bob-sledding.-.-. . Miss Fraser was second in two other events, Ken Bartholomew was second in speed skating and Gordon Wren fifth in ski jumping, (For Frederick Gersch.) fc Giving 'Em FITZ College football players are defended by Harvard's coach. One wonders where a Harvard coach would get his information about football players. ' - . In defending the recruiting of athletes, a college president points out that the school also recruits for brilliant scholars. Probably offers them shiny -new Bunsen burners. A crowd of 9,000 saw Charles beat Maxim for the fifth time. It's time to put a silencer on Maxim, it seems. -TOMMf FITZGERALD. Murray Tops Moreliead Morehead, Ky., Dec, 13 (&)- Murray State's defending Ohio Valley basketball champions handed Morehead its fourth loss in five regular season starts tonight 74-62. It was Murray's fifth straight victory. Murrv. fa.ft.Df. Morehead. Beshear 7 5 1 Watkin f 4 3 4 Garrett t 4 7 4 Patrick t 1 O 2 Clark f 0 0 1 McLtn 3 0 3 Gott f 0 0 1 Prater f 2 0 8 Deweese c 5 4 4 Jones f 113 Purcell g 4 3 4 wiooiey c z i d Geffrey g O 1 4 Polle g 6 3 Lampley g 4 3 4 Miller g 4 4 3 Mikez s 1 i. 3 Whltehouse 8 0 4 2 Smith g 0 0 1 Totals 25 24 28 Totals 23 16 31 Murray 17 22 15 2074 Morehead 11 11 21 1963 Free Throws Missed: Murray Beshear, Garrett, Deweese 3. Lampley; Morehead Watkins 3. Jones. Mobley 4. Polle 3, Mil-, ler 7. JBcasUetlhali Scores KENTUCKY HIGH SCHOOLS Male 51. Simpson ville 48. McKee 67, Tyner 43. Stewart Robinson 68, Hard Burly 49. Leslie County 60, Leatherwood 47. Leatherwood 26. Stewart Robinson 23. Hindman 69. Viper 6. Viper 56. First Creek 50 Carr Creek 52. Powell County 50. Wolfe County 56, Sandy Hook 40. Hustonville 49. Bradfords ville 44. Owenaboro Catholic 37. Owens boro 36. Anderson 59. Burgin 54. ' Ashland 55. Vanderburg 50. Madison 73, Frankfort 66. Stanford 63, Harrodsburg 43. Farmington 84, Hardin 60. Wickliffe 68. Bardurell 45. Breckinridge County 63. Irvlngton 34. Irakesboro 50, Breman 40. Beaver Dam 73. Hartford 48. Clarksville (Ten n.) 42, Hopkinsvllle (Ky.) 40. Mi'.lersburg Military Institute 51, Bracken County 49. Fleming County 90. Maysville St. Patrick's 38. WESTERN COUNTY INVITATIONAL " Dixon 59. Slaughters 41 (First round). Providence 57, Clay 37 (First round). Colleges . . Kentucky Wesleyan 78, Berea 82. Minnesota 61. Kentucky 57. Murray 74, Morehead 62. Bellarmine 61, Georgetown 'B" 51. Monmouth 71. Grinnell 57. Luther (Iowa) 56. St. Olaf 49 Camp LeJeune 65, Wake Forest 54. Hanes 77. Guilford 58. Tufts 60, Middlebury 58. Wisconsin 66, Loyola of the- South 47. William and Mary 80, V.M.I. 53. West Virginia 83. Richmond 72. Maryville (Term.) 92, Lincoln Memorial 80. Texas Tech 63. North Carolina State 62. Michigan State 50. Denver 48. Manhattan 44. Texas A. & M. 42. Illinois Normal 74. Central Michigan 69. Missouri 43. New Mexico A. & M. 38, Albion 70, Olivet 62. Illinois Normal 74, Central Michigan 69. McKendree (111.) 75, Mississippi C 58. Carnegie Tech 79, Bethany 71. Southern Illinois 59. East. New Mexico 44. Indiana State 77. Oakland City 57. Taber (Kan.) 62, Bethel 57. Mississippi State 68, Tulane 60. Louisiana Tech 59, Arkansas. State 56. Fort Knox 87, Georgetown 75. Bradley 72. South Dakota 35. K.S.C. 53. Alcorn (Miss.) 51. ; ' " N.Y.U. .78, Colgate 66. Ashland (Ohio) 69, Ohio Northern 64. Cumberland 73, Lindsey Wilson 70. -Sacramento State 52. Idaho Stat? 49. Louisiana State 81, Mississippi 69. Continued on Page 3, Column 2 ? t - V e?W-..' - :sta. V :v if - . , . J V, w Inu Mai. lrfttN 4fci ,JS s'W i Aiseciated Press Wirephot PROBERS SEE GOVERNOR Glum-faced Governor Lawrence Wetherby, right, sits with New York Assistant District Attorney Vincent O'Connor at a Frankfort conference regarding "basketball fixes relating to the University of Kentucky." Shortly before the Gophers wrote their 61-57 triumph into the records before 7,303 screaming fans, Rupp had said, "We'll miss Bill Spivey a lot on the boards. You'll outweigh us an average of 33 pounds to the man." First U. K. Lost And this height, and heft advantage, especially in the person of the Gophers' great young sophomore, Ed Kalafat, was one of the main factors in the Kentucky defeat, its first of the season and only its third over a two-year pan. Kalafat caged 13 baskets and 30 points. Favored Kentucky appeared headed for another easy win at the start and after Cliff Hagan pushed one in from the side in the first minute, the visitors never trailed until late in the third quarter. Frank Ramsey, Shelby Linville and Hagan were all effective on the fast break and from the side. But Hagan and Ramsey accumulated four fouls in the first half while Linville and Tsioropoulos picked up three. Gophers Trailed Beaten in two poor performances against DePaul and Bradley, the Minnesota fought liard and by half-time was still in contention although trailing by 33-27. It was in the second half that the winners began using Kalafat more in the pivot with neither Hagan nor Linville daring to risk another foul. Kalafat and Bob Gelle got the Gophers right up there with only . a 36-37 ' deficit . before Skippy Whitaker led a counter surge to get fast-breaking Kentucky a safer bulge at 41-37. But Kalafat and the Gophers weren't through by any means and 10 straight points by the 6-6 center gave Minnesota its first lead at 45-43 in the final five seconds of the third quarter. Actually, Kentucky was never able to get even again after that although five long set shots by Bobby Watson who came off the bench to play a fine game kept the score close and the crowd in an uproar. , Four Fouled Out By that time, Hagan, Ramsey and two Gophers, Gelle and Jerry Mitchell, had all been ejected on five personals with Ramsey being called for his. elimination foul early in the third session. One of Watson's long swishers made it 56-53 for Minnesota with four minutes left, but then the Gophers went into semistall and finally Kalafat's 13th fielder and Art Anderson's tipin salted away the verdict with a 60-55 cushion in the last minute. "There's the man who whipped us," said Rupp to Kalafat as he came into the Gopher lockerroom to offer congratulations to the 248-pound husky after the battle. Behind his 30 points were 16 by Watson, 12 by Hagan, and 11 by Ramsey. Kentucky fg.ft pf. Minn. T ft nf. Llnvillef ;1 0 4 Gelle I 3 i Tsior'poulos t 1 4 Means t 3 14 Hasan c 4 4 5 Kalafat c 13 4 4 Ramsey g 4 3 5 Mitchell 0 1 5 Whitaker g 3 1 Me rice 1 g 2 i 2 Watson t 7 3 0 Reed f 1 1 O Fvans g 0 1 1 Anderson g 1 0 O Rouse g 0 0 0 Totals 23 15 18 Totals 21 15 20 Kentucny 19 14 10 14 57 Minnesota ' 13 15 18 1 61 Free throws missed: Linville. Tsioropoulos, Hsgan. Ramsey I. Watson J. Evans. Gelle, Kalafat I, Mitchell 2. Mencel, Reed. Mississippi State "Wins State College, Miss., Dec. 13 (JP) Mississippi State roared from behind in the final quarter to beat Tulane 68-60 in" a Southeastern Conference basketball game tonight in Starkville. It was the Maroons sixth straight victory and second Southeastern Conference victory in a row. , It was Tulane's first loss after three wins. Red-headed senior center Coyt Vance paced State with 23 points, running his season's total to 112. Hal Cervini, a freshman guard, led Tulane with 14 points. Vance sank a fielder at the start to put the Maroons out front, but Tulane's Pat Brown and Cervini hit and gave Tulane a 20-10 lead after one quarter. Tulane led 34-31 at the half and 52-49 afer three quarters. Wisconsin Romps Madison, Wis., Dec. 13 (JP) Held in check the first quarter, Wisconsin's basketball team found its eye in plenty of time to romp to a 66-47 victory over Loyola of the South tonight. The New Orleans quintet battled the Badgers evenly in the first quarter, which ended with Wisconsin in front 16-15. Wisconsin then outscored Loyola 18-6 in the second quarter, 16-11 in the third, and with reserves in the lineup 16-15 in the fourth quarter. Wisconsin broke a 6-6 tie in the first period to go ahead and from that point never trailed. Eleven points by Paul Morrow and nine more by Pete Anderson, all in the first half helped give the Badgers a 34-21 half time lead. ' ' Both teams handled the ball loosely in the first half and the Badger defense held the visitors to overhead, two-handed shooting. Heavy scorers for Wisconsin were Morrow and Anderson, with 17 points apiece, and Ab Nicholas with 10. Two centers, Tom Ketchum and Ed Galvin, each picked up 11 for the Wolf pack. Move To Deflate Football Gains Momentum From Wire Dispatshes It appeared yesterday that college basketball and football are in for a thorough housecleaning as some athletic conferences held annual meetings and others got ready to launch them today. At New York, a special committee of the Eastern College Athletic Conference prepared to recommend disapproval of all bowl and post-season games and a study of the entire N.C.A.A. championship program. ' . . This and other recommenda- session of the four-day convention. Southwest Aware of Pressures The Southwest Conference realizes that pressures are created by bowl games and steps should be taken to eliminate them, said Howard Grubbs, secretary of the conference and also of the Cotton Bowl. Commenting on the action of 10 college presidents meeting in Washington, in deciding that bowl games should be banned, Grubbs declared that it was with the view toward . eliminating Complete abolition of spring football practice was proposed as the Pacific Coast Conference-completed its midwinter sessions. The proposal will be sent to the -N.CA.A. meeting in Cincinnati in January. Story on the Washington meeting is on Page 1, Section 1. What looms as the stormiest session in the history of the Southern Conference will be held today. The parley could shape up as a heated hearing for two of the of the member by .presidents schools.- Meeting: At Richmond As delegates gathered, there was talk of expulsion. But one official doubted that action would be taken against- either until they actually violate the organization's constitution by actually playing in New Year's Day games. The meeting will be held fit Richmond, Va. Only the Southeastern Conference seemed unwilling to give in to the gaining tide of de-emphasis. The S.E.C. received with chilly tlons regarding recruiting, finan-. these pressures-that the South- conference's 17 members Mary- silence a proposal to outlaw bowl cial aid and out-of -season prac- west Conference has appointed a land and Clemson. Both defied games. tice will be discussed at the final committee to study the situation. 1 a football bowl ban decided 'on The 12 member colleges of the Southeastern Conference, opening its meeting at New Orleans, appeared ready to make token concessions to the gaining tide of de-emphasis, but they appeared set against any attempt to abolish established football bowl games. Shrine Not Involved Yakima, Wash., Dec. 13 (JP) O. E. (Babe) Hollingbery said today he did not believe the 10 college presidents who recommended abolishing all football bowl games meant to include the East-West Shrine game. Hollingbery is chairman of the selection committee and advisory coach for the San Francisco bene fit contest for crippled children U. S. Wins, Advances To Cup Finals By GAYLE TALBOT Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 14 (AP) The United States combination of Ted Schroe- der and Tony Trabert de feated Sweden today in the doubles of the inter-zone finals, and won the right to meet Australia in the challenge round for the Davis Cup at Sydney, starting December 26. The scores were 10-12, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Won Singles Easily Sweden's No. 1 and No. 2 stars, L e n n a r t Bergelin and Sven Davidsson, shocked the favored American pair in the first set, but Trabert and Schroeder came back to almost run the European zone champions off the Kooyong Courts. Trabert had beaten Davidsson and Schroeder took care of Bergelin yesterday in easy fash- Continued on Page 6, Column 1 - " f Tony Trabert i - 1 5 T V Ted Schroeder v-, f f-, A h i Ei h h h i ft ft i fc ft i ft i ft Kh h h f. ft ft ft ft s h h i s A - A- - A a. j

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