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DECEMBER 20. 1953 Sport Beetle SwiftSword Winner at Tropical Apprentice Rider Seriously Hurt By BOB HORWOOD Special to The Inquirer CORAL GABLES, Fla., Dec. 19. -Putnam Stable's Swilt Sword de lighted the majority In a week-end throng of 9810 when he scored his third victory in as many starts at this meeting, easily capturing the featured Coral Gables Purse at Tropical Parle today. Four lengths back of the consistent son of Blen heim II, came Christiana Stable's Menemsha, who led R. R. Damon's Hat Box by almost a length. Swift Sword was heavily backed. despite his steadying 128 pounds, and paid $3.40 after completing the six furlongs in 1:11 2-5. Sammy Eoulmetis tapped him a couple of times in the upper stretch, but it was hardly necessary. Swift Sword had won the Gainesville and De Soto Handicaps earlier in the meeting. The day's mutuel handle was $802,968. JOCKEY INJURED W. E. Brown's Royal Battle fell heavily when caught In a tangle at the end of a quarter in the Coral Gables and Appnentice Dallas Harrier was seriously injured and rushed to Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables, after a cursory examination at the track. There have been several nasty spills at this meeting, including one in which Sidney Cole suffered head and neck injuries that hospitalized him for a few days, but Harrier was less fortunate than the others, suffering head and chest injuries. He was bleeding from the nose and from a gash behind the ear, and was suffering intense pain from chest injuries. Harrier, who is an 18-year-old Texas boy from Aransas Pass, is under contract to King Ranch and was leased for the winter by Trainer Fred Martin. VICTOR TAKES LEAD Swift Sword went to the front soon after the start of the Coral Gables, while there was a tight jam behind him, with Royal Battle in the middle. As Menemsha moved up on the rail, clear of trouble Royal Battle suddenly went iTh. Ph p whn'rt rathpr win I uuw" namcr uiaapucaieu ut ball games today than dream about! flyi,n& whirI of hoofs an? was evi" Clarkun 1 Tafia 1 Prlncetoa 3 School t BASKETBALL Woodrow Wllien 59 Moarentowa 3 Alamnl 49 SweHenhora 42 Swede frero Girl 23 Alumna 23 I Professional BASKETBALL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Myrarau 90 Boiloa 83 Mlnnrapolia 91 Rnrhrtler 78 Port Wayna 69 Milwaukee 63 New Tark 63 Baltimore 63 Continued on Page 6, Column 1 Phils Purchase Sandlock From Pittsburgh Club $ , , -' iv Af' i. - - & . t S t ' l Si:.- i - - 1 i Conn. the achievements of youth tomor row, bought a 37-year-old catcher yesterday mainly so they'll have omeone on hand to handle the knuckleball pitches of Johnny Lin-dell, their 37-year-old righthander. In a straight cash transaction with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Phils acquired Mike Sandlock for an undisclosed price. Sandlock, a six-foot-one 185-pounder, was oh tained by the Bucs in October, 1952, for the same reason the Phils bought him to catch Lindell. 1 Sandlock, a switch hitter, batted 231 for the last-place Pirates in 64 games last season after he was brought up from Hollywood (Pacific Coast League). At Hollywood he caught Lindell, the former New York Yankee outfielder-turned pitcher, in all of Johnny's 33 games in '52 and helped him compile a 24-9 record. STAR IN MINORS . But Lindell, harried by a series of tough breaks, proved no ball of fire with the Bucs and came to the Phils last August on waivers. Getting Sandlock to handle Johnny's hard-to-handle knuckler was virtually an automatic follow-up. Sandlock, whose sale leaves the Pirates with a mere six catchers on a roster of 47 active players, started as a shortstop in 1938 and. except for a year in defense work in '43. has been in baseball since. He played with Montreal (International League) before going to Hollywood in '49 and was rated one of the minors' best catchers. JUST BLOCKS BALL Sandlock, a jovial fellow who's two months younger than the 6-5, 220-pound Lindell, admits he does not catch all of Johnny's knuckle shots. "My Job is to try and block the Continued on Page 2, Column S This is a scene from one of yesterday's widely televised programs. Action occurred in the first period of Syracuse-Boston National Basketball Association game, carried locally by WFIL-TV. Walter Osterkorn (center), Syracuse, reaches for ball that bounced off Bob Brannum (18), Boston. Other players are Earl Lloyd (11) and Adolph Schayes (4) and George King, all of Syracuse. Boston lost before home crowd, 90-83, as Nats rallied in second half. (AP Wirephoto) Inquirer Masters Tennis dently kicked by a following horse. Hat Box was close up on the out side, followed by Bill's Captain, Ace Var, Match Play and Our Gob. Swift Sword rapidly widened his lead, while Menemsha was engaged in a private struggle with Hat Box, eventually shaking that colt off and making a vain run at the leader. Boulmetis roused Swift Sword in the stretch, and the favorite responded readily, maintaining most of his lead without undue effort. Menemsha, who was making his seasonal debut, turned in a promising effort, while Hat Box showed some improvement. Bill's Captain, Continued on Page 5, Column Z Segura, Tourney Entry, Upheld TovVn's Prestige By JOHN DELL If it hadn't been up to hiirf1 to defend the prestige of Guayaquil, it's probable the world never would have heard of a man named Francisco Segura. But this patriotic South American rallied to the cause of the Ecuadorian town and be came famous. Nats BeatCeltics n TV Contest Fete Caroline In Hometown COLUMBIA, S. C, Dec. 19 (AP). Speedy J. C. Caroline, Illinois halfback, whizzed in here today for an all-out homecoming celebration despite an unexpected plane delay. when the second team All-America back landed in his four-place chartered plane, photographers had him pose on the wing before Jumping down to hug his mother, Mrs. Bennie Gordon. She did not see him in the 1953 games in which he set a Big Ten rushing record of 1670 yards. A welcoming crowd of 500 was waiting at the township auditorium. Here he received nearly. 20 per sonal gifts purchased with public subscriptions and in keeping, wel coming officials said, with tradi tional amateur athletic standards and in line with college amateur standing restrictions. He received the presents from his high school coach, J. A. McHugh of Booker T. Washington School. Today he is known, everywhere tennis is played, which, of course, is everywhere. He appears regularly against the world's best players, as he will in the Inquirer Masters Tournament at the Palestra on the nights of Jan. 5-6-7. His rivals in the round-robin tourney sponsored by the Philadel phia Inquirer Charities, Inc., will be Pancho Gonzales, the U. S. Pro Tournament champion; Frank Sedgman, great ace of Australia's three most recent Davis Cup win ners, and Don Budge, star of many Davis Cup victories, former pro champion and only man ever to win the world's four top amateur titles American, British, Australian and French in the same year. UNIQUE GRIP Segura also will pit his unique, two-handed grip against Jack Kramer, seven-time world professional champion in doubles com petition, which will be held in con nection with singles each night of the tourney under the ideal con ditions offered by the Palestra, on 33d St., below Walnut. But if Segura hadn't been tapped to defend his town's honor several years ago he'd be just another peon today. Little Pancho was pretty fair shakes as a tennis player even in those days. He started playing when he was so small he had to use two hands to swing a racquet. He's never changed his grip, which gives terrific speed and pace to his strokes. CARETAKER'S SON Pancho learned his way around a tennis court because his father was the caretaker of the town's Clamp 'Fouls9 EasyTEd's Shot BOSTON, Dec. 19 ( AP) . Television viewers were treated to a basketball rarity today in the Na-tional Basketball Association game between Syracuse and Boston in Boston Garden. In the third period Boston's Easy Ed Macauley was awarded a free throw. He lofted the ball toward the basket, but it just nestled on the small metal clamp which joins the ring of the basket to the backboard. It didn't budge. What happens in a case like this? The officials declared a jump ball at the free throw line and of course Macauley didn't get the point. Veteran basketball observers recalled many times when the ball has snuggled on the ring support during a close-in lay-up shot, but none could remember it happening on a shot from the free throw line. Take 2d Place Huskies Take No. 6 to Keep Perfect Record STORRS, Conn., Dec. 19. St. Joseph's hustling Hawks gave undefeated Connecticut a stiff tussle before dropping an 85-77 decision before more than 3000 tonight. The Philadelphlans became Connecticut's sixth 'victim . and lost heir second game in six as the home team came from behind in the last two minutes. Five men dominated the scoring in the thriller. Bill Lynch, St. Joseph's 6-foot-6 sophomore center, had a game-high total of 25 points. Leo Breslin, his 6-foot-3 senior teammate, was second with 23. Art Quimby -topped Connecticut with 20, while mates Jack Bushwell and Dick Watson each had 19. ZONE TROUBLES HAWKS The victory, which atoned for a 78-69 upset suffered by Coach Hugh Greer's Huskies last season at Philadelphia, evened the short series between the teams at 1-1. Coach Johnny McMenamin's Hawks trailed through most of the game as they had difficulty shoot ing against Connecticut's zone until the last quarter. St. Joseph's, in all, made 29 of 81 shots from scrim mage, uonneccicut connected on 35 of 97. Besides 6-foot-5 Quimby, the Nation's fourth-ranked re-bounder last year, dominated the boards with 31 grabs. .Six-foot-three Jack Heller was St. Joseph's top rebounder. HAWKS RALLY After Lynch and Frank Bren-nan scored field goals to give St. Joseph's a 4-0 lead, the Hawks fell behind, 5-4, on Quimby's field goal after 2:25. The Hawks didn't regain the lead until the last quarter. However, they kept fighting and always were within "hailing" distance. They trailed 19-15 at the end of the first quarter, 43-37 at the half and 60-54 going into the last period. At this point Lynch started to hit. He led a surge that gradually reduced Connecticut's lead. Finally, the Hawks edged in front with six minutes left as Cy Crawford stole the ball and passed to Heller for a layup. That narrowed Connecticut's lead to 68-67. Then Breslin's layup gave St. Joseph's the lead for the first time since the game's third minute, 69-68. With Heller and 5 foot-11 'Jim Pur cell momentarily controlling the backboards, Lynch got loose for a layup making St. Joseph's lead 71-68. Worthy Pater- son, Connecticut's captain who contributed 10 points, hit with a long set shot to pare St. Joseph's lead to 71-70. Lynch scored underneath, but Continued on Page 6, Column 8 48 for Dcvo In 98-88 Tilt MIAMI, Fla,, Dec. 19 AP). Rio Grande's Bevo Francis started out slowly but found the range In the last quarter and led his little Ohio college team to a 98-88 basketball victory over Miami tonight. The six-nine sophomore center whipped in 21 points in the final quarter to bring his total for the evening to 48, slightly better than the 47.4 points he had averaged in five games against four-year colleges this season. Francis had difficulty scoring in the first half, connecting on only seven of 17 field goal attempts. In the second half, he made good 13 of 28. Almost half of the famed Francis points came in the free-scoring last quarter when each team pumped in 32 points. Manhattan Five Bows to Texas; NYU Beaten BOSTON, Dec. 19 (AP). The Syracuse Nationals took over sec ond place from Boston in National Basketball Association's Eastern Division today with a 90-83 victory over the Celtics in the TV game of the week at Boston Garden. Boston took a 23-18 lead in the first period but that edge was trimmed to one point, 36-35, at the half. Billy Gabor sparked the Nats in the third period as they! pulled into a 66-59 advantage. SCHAYES TOPS WITH 19 Syracuse held off a furious Boston drive in the fourth quarter and kept the lead throughout the final hectic five minutes of the game. Dolph Schayes of the Nats threw in nine of 10 foul shots, many of them in the waning minutes, to lead the scorers with 19 points. Teammate Paul Seymour tallied 18 as did Boston's Ed Macauley and Bill Sharman. Through a mixup at the scorer's table, where the electric scoreboards are controlled, the final score went out to TV viewers as 89-83. A check of the tally added one point to the Syracuse score. inois Five Beats DePaul CHAMPAIGN, 111., Dec. 19 (AP). Undefeated Illinois handed De-Paul its first loss of the basket ball season tonight, swamping the Blue Demons with a first-half de luge that led to a 79-65 victory. NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UP). Togo Palazzi's 34 points led Holy Cross to a 78-66 victory over New York University tonight and Texas 'entire defeated Manhattan, 62-56, in a s,6h57; a ;.77 Winners Halt - Rally at End; W. Ky. Victor BUFFALO. Dec, 19. Villanov scored its sixth .victory in eight games as it defeated Canisius, 61 57, in Memorial Auditorium to-night. Tenth-ranked Western Kentucky outlas'ted St. Bonaventure, 82-76 in the first game of the doubleheader, which was played before only 3738. Bob Schaf er, 10th among the major college scorers, paced the Main Liners with 24 points. He showed an accurate flicking jump shot, and sank 10 of 13 from the foul line, shooting from the left end of th line. Capt. Jimmy Young, who hails from Philadelphia, was the Griffins' top man with 14. Gerry Large had 11 and Frank Corcoran, another Philadelphia resident, had 10. STRONG DEFENSE The second game was cut on a different pattern than the first, with Villanova showing a strong defense and an attack that consisted of a weave until the shot presented itself, with the front court men in proper rebounding position. Alex Severance, the Villanova j coach, used his starting five for the entire first half. This strategy was upset when Schafer acquired college basketball doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. " Palazzi, 6-4, tallied 17 points to keep Holy Cross in the running in the first half and then teamed with sub Joe Liebler to lead the Crusaders second-half drive. Palazzi also tallied 17 in the second half, while Liebler, using a one-hand push shot, scored 13 as Holy Cross rolled to its fifth con secutive victory. Boris Nachamkin, NYU's 6-6 center, scored 24 points as the Violets suffered their first loss after three straight triumphs. With only Palazzi able to hit consistently, underdog NYU overcame an early deficit and led, 33-32, at half time. The crusaders, however, built a 57-46 margin by the end of the third period. NYU never was able to move closer than five points thereafter. Texas' Longhorns survived a discontinued on Page 6, Column T Fordham Wins, Beats Freeze NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (AP). Breaking out with 23 points in the fourth quarter, Fordham romped to a 51-24 victory over Columbia tonight on the winners' court. This enables the Rams to enter the Sugar Bowl Invitational Tournament Dec. 29 unbeaten in six games. Columbia, intent on holding Fordham, froze the ball during much of the first three periods. Going Into the fourth quarter, the Rams led only 28-21. But with Big Ed Conlin and Ed Parchinski doing most of the damage, Fordham finally cracked through the stubborn Columbia defense, as the Lions realized their tactics weren't paying off. his fourth personal foul, 20 seconds after the third quarter got under way. Villanova led by 35-31 at half- time, after being held to 14-all for the first quarter. Larry Tierney put two long jump shots back to back as the visitors pulled away to a 49-39 lead in the next 10 minutes. while their defense limited Cani sius to one field goal over this span. a twisting jumpy by Jerry Stockman, y - GRIFFINS TALLY Then the Griffins, trailing 59-48, entering the final three minutes, staged a brisk rally that threat ened to upset the poised Philadel-phians, Corcoran clicking on two jumps, and Young counting two free throws. Joe Servon retaliated with a Villanova one-pointer, but Eddie Brown netted two, 47 seconds before the finish. Then time ran out on the Griffs, Jack Devine and Adams trading free throws. Just before the gun, Devine took the ball off the Canisius board and flung it back over his head. It sailed into the clock high over mid-court and stayed there. Canisius, making one more basket than the invaders, had a 27.0 average, with 20 for 74. Villanova, shooting 31.1, netted 19 of 61 attempts. In the opener, Western Kentucky piled up a 48-38 margin at halftime as Art Spoelstra packed Continued on Page 6, Column 8 Continued on Page 2, Column 4 Writer Says Ivy Grid Teams Will Form Real League t, HA7u' cnn. Dec. 19 (AP).-Sports Editor Charles B. Kellogg of the New Haven Register predicts "that when existing commitments have been concluded" the eight Ivy League colleges will p:ay in their own league. . Kellogg, in his column for Sunday's paper, says "our pipe-; lines from headquarters tell us Nebraska Accepts Clark's Resignation OMAHA, Dec. 19 (AP). TheNe braska Board of Regents today accepted the resignation of George XPotsy) Clark as director of atlv letics effective Jan. 31. Clark announced Wednesday bight that he had resigned saying he didn t want to make his job an issue." Some fans and alumni of the university have been critical of the athletic department because of what they call the school's failure to make sufficient athletic comeback since the war. The board, in accepting Clark's resignation, acted upon a recommendation of the university'! athletic board. that the die is cast that not later than 1956 each Ivv col lege will meet the seven others on tne football field of battle annually. Since many of the colleges have signed their sche dules for the next two years, it can't happen before then." (Presidents of the eight colleges In the informal Ivy football group met in New York yesterday, but declined to issue any statement The group consists of Brown, Cor nell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Har vard, Pensylvania, Princeton and Yale.) "It is this writer's opinion,' says Kellogg, "that an Ivy League will be of more general interest than the present helter-skelter program. The way it goes now, Continued on Page 5, Colunn 4 Inquirer Tennis Syracuse a. r. lona Defeats Lafayette Five WHITE PLAINS, N. Y.. Dec. 19 (AP). Richie Guerin. with 21 points, led lona to a 73-61 victory over Lafayette tonight. He now has 127 for the season. Guerin, who is 6-4, Wally Mc-Carvill, 6-7, and 6-5 Leroy Scott controlled the backboards for lona. Lafayette got within 13 points in the third quarter but lona then pulled away to a 19 point spread. Sehaves.f Seymour, I Cavoy.f Oterkorn.f Lloyd. c Nral.e King. I Gabor. g Kenville.f Total Syracuse Bwton 5 9 19 Coooer.f 3 12 IS Brannum. f 3 0 6 Harris I 5 9 15 Barkdil-f 4 3 11 Macauley ,c OOO Nichols.e 2 2 6 Cousy.it 5 0 10 Donham r 2 15 Sharmoo.z Boston a. f. p 113 4 o 6 1 6 5 6 3 11 O 2 O O 6 18 O 2 5 17 2 12 6 18 29 32 90 Totals 1H 17 31 23 13 23 30 23 83 24 90 24 83 Free Throws Mi5sed Osterkorn 3. Kinc. Lloyd 2, Seymour 2, Schayes: Brannum 2, Donham 2, Macauley. Harris. Cousy. Larsen Wins Title LIMA, Peru. Dec. 19 (UP). Art Larsen, San Leandro, Calif., won the International Tennis singles title today by defeating Budge Patty, Los Angeles, 6-2, 6- 2, 6-4. Scye Terrier Wins Title Infield of 1319 Dogs By GEORGE BUTZ An American-bred Skye Terrier champion, Ivory Jock of Iradell, was selected winner of the coveted Best-in-Show Award last night at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's 59th show and obedience trial in Convention Hall to top a field of 1319 dogs of 84 breeds. The Terrier, with Scotland as his breeds' origin, was I named by Canadian Judge Box Office Sale, Mail Orders "PUBLIC sale of tickets is now under way at four outlets and j mail orders are being accepted for the Inquirer Masters Tournament, a round-robin test involving the world's best professional tennis players, at the University of Pennsylvania's Palestra on the nights of Tuesday. Jan. 5; Wednesday, Jan. 6, and Thursday, Jan. 7, starting at 8 P. M. each evening. Frank Sedgman, Richard Gonzales, Pancho Segura, Don Budge and Jack Kramer will participate in the tourney sponsored by Inquirer Charities. Singles and doubles will be played each night. Tickets can be purchased at: The laaairer. 4R N. Braaa St.. 1 A. M. te S r. m. Ciaibela, 8th aa4 Market, reratar stare hears. 1413 Walaat it.. 9-S. Wetfhtssaa Ball Ticket OBee, f-S. Prices (taxes included): $3.60 $2.70 $1.80 On mail orders address The Philadelphia Inquirer Charities, Inc., 400 N. Eroad St., Phila. 1, P., and add 35 cents per order for postage and insurance. ' T albert Becomes Member Of U. S. Davis Cup Team BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 20 (Sunday) (UP). The United States Davis Cup team wastrenghtened today for the Challenge Round against Australia on Dec. 27-29 at Melbourne, when Billy Talbert, America's 35-year-old captain, appointed himself an official member of the team. Talbert's action raised the TJ. S. strength to four men and made it possible for him to step into the doubles competition again if Vic Seixas, Philadelphia, ahould remain off his game. Seixas was taken out of the doubles in Friday's interzone final matches ' with Belgium after Eaton Takes Lead InMontebelloGolf MONTEBELLO, Calif., Dec. 19 (UP.). Pro golfer Zell Eaton's helped him to the lead today in LToiLlp. RHPhBnt Taihrt the ninth annual $2500 Monte- bello Open golf. Eaton, who finished with 71 yesterday, shot an eight under par 64 today to overtake former U. S. Open champion Lloyd Mangrum in the second round. Mangrum completed the course in 71 today for a total of 136. one point behind Eaton. Texas PGA titlist Fted Hawkins, El Paso, and Eric Monti, Los Angeles, tied for third with 137. by Jacques Brichant. Talbert teamed with Tony Trabert, the U. S. champion, to ' win the doubles. The American victory was assured, however, when Trabert bested Brichant, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1, Saturday, to give the TJ. S. a deciding 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series. Seixas, who has been suffering from a sore shoulder, then won in Continued an Page 5, Column 1 Syracuse Five Tops Yale, 81-67 SYRACUSE, N. Y., Dec. 19 (UP) . Syracuse overcame a slow start to go on to an 81-67 victory over Yale today in a game played before a hook-up of 32 television stations. Capt. Mel Besdin's accurate set shooting broke Yale's zone defensive tactics midway in the second period as the Orange raced to the well-earned triumph. Besdin poured in 26 points. Ronnie Kil-patrick had 17 and Gus Castellini, 12. Ellsworth Morgan was Yale's leading shooter with 15 points; while Dave Hobson, son of Howard Hobson, Eli coach, dropped in 11 Syracuse Besdin.t Kiine. ( Jaskot.f Gillespie, t Geaola.i Kilpatrick.e Castellini. e Lamed. t -'' Zimneca.f Siger Breiand.g Nelson.! G 11 1 4 3 0 7 ' 0 O 0 2 0 P. F. Ya!e a 4 2S Demaek.f 0 2 Dlshnoa.f 1 9 Strand. ( 1 7 Schnalttex.e O O Yellin.. ,3 17 Wall.e O 12 Hobson. f 3 3 Ross.f O 0 M organ. E 0 0 1 5 O O Hershey Wins On Late Rally HERSHEY. Pa Dec. 19 (AP). The Hershey Bears staged a three goal rally in the final period to nose out the Buffalo Bisons 5-3 in the American Hockey League tonight. It was the third straight win by the Bears over the league-leading Bisons on Hershey ice. The Bears led off in the first period when Jack Maclntyre scored the first of his two goals. The Bisons tied it up early in the second, the Bears answered by knotting it again. Then the Bisons went into the lead with a pair of goals before the bell. Walter H. Reeves to trot to the winners' circle over a brilliant field of finalists. Consistency has been Jock's forte in the ring and under Walter Foster's handling, the Terrier, owned by Mrs. Con-suelo Earl, Ridgefield, Conn., gained his second Best-in-Show decision after a sweep of victories since June. Jock had been undefeated in his breed at 34 shows since June 14. And over that stretch of ring showings, the Skye has placed in Terrier groups 28 times. Besides this imposing record; Jock has added a best American-bred dog-in-show prize to the collection. The little Skye had to be good to win for he was bidding against last year's victor, the cream-coated Miniature Poodle, Ch. Braeval Continued oa Page 6, Column 2 Seton Hall Five Triumphs, 86-65 SOUTH ORANGE, N. J., Dec. 19 (AP). Seton Hall tonight flashed some of last year's championship form in trimming St. Francis College, Brooklyn, 86-65. v Fancy ball handling in the second and third quarter by coach Honey Russell's charges had the fans talking about last year's National Invitational Tournament champs. Co-captain Harry Brooks had the best night of his career, netting 31 points. In addition to setting up plays and taunting tha opposition, he was deadly on the free throw line, scoring on 17 of 24 attempts. St. Francis' towering Hank Daubenschmidt scored 21 although, closely guarded by Henry Cooper ana Arnie Ring. Inquirer Track Mail Orders Being Accepted MAIL orders are now being accepted for the 10th annual Inquirer Games, sponsored by Philadelphia Inquirer Charities, at Convention Hall on Friday night, Jan. 22. Net proceeds from the meet will be donated to St. Edmond's Homt for Crippled Children. ' Prices, taxes included: $3.00 $2.25 $1.0 Address The Philadelphia Inquirer Charities, Inc., 400 N. Broad St., Phila. 1, Pa., and add 35 cents per order for postage and insurance. Prick Names 9 Executives To Survey Baseball Setup NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (AP) . Commissioner Ford Frick today named a nine-man committee of major and minor league executives to review baseball's basic structure. - "I feel the time has come for us to make a survey to see if we are on the proper ground,'' said Frick. "And if we are not. it is time to get on it." The committee will discuss such problems as high bonus payments to untried youngsters and unreasonable concentration of player talent. It will try to give incentive to lower classification clubs to develop players and set up rules to permit "the reasonable" advancement of players as their abilities justify. Three minor leaguers, four major leaguers and two farm club directors were appointed by Frick to meet Jan. 7. The members were asked to come prepared for a two-day session. Earl Mann, Atlanta; Frank Lawrence, Portsmouth, Va., and Eddie Mulligan, Sacramento, will represent the minors. Fresco Thompson, Brooklyn vice president, Continued on Page 5, Column S USC Club Forms Cravath Fund LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 (UP). Formation of a memorial scholar- ship fund in honor of the late JcfX Cravath, former Southern Califor nia football coach, was announced today by the Trojan Club. Club president Win Fuller said the groups hope to raise $20,000 by July 1 to finance the permanent scholarship. He said contributions, cash or pledges, would be received if addressed to the Jeff Cravath Memorial Fund, in care of tha Trojan Club, 644 W, 36th 8t Lot Angeles.

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