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LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Tuesday Evening, December 24, 1957. Stray Slants On Sports BX JOHN STREY Letter to Santa Glaus Some coaching buddies of Stray Slants, firmly believing in Santa Glaus and that surely the kindly old gentleman can help them in their chosen profession, have a few assorted requests this year . . . Most of their wants seem leg! timate, but whether St. Nick has sufficient talent to go around is another story. But, certainly, there's no harm in asking. Harvey Roberts, who coaches football at LHS, needs some good linemen—some 'big and husky; others smaller arid lightning fast . . . You know, Santa, a healthy crop of backs can go to waste, if there's nothing up front to push a little opposition traffic out of the way. Jim Jones, the Berry basketball boss, has pleaded for DEFENSE all year. Apparently, somebody tipped you off before on Jim's desire, in view of Logan's excellent defensive maneuvers in the victory over Elkhart . . . Folks ajround here think the Berries might become a factor in the NCC race with more such rebounding and defensive performances. Fred Kinder is blessed with sprinters and distance men, ' Santa, but needs help in the field events . . . Could you locate some youngsters proficient in jumping, vaulting and shot- putting? Then the LHS track team might surprise a few of the perennial NCC big shots. Joe Patacsil is just developing wrestling at LHS and yearns for a commendable showing in the conference meet at Lafayette . . . Joe, you recall, was quite a grappler at Purdue—even won an NCAA championship. Rex Hunter isn't complaining, Santa, but he can always use a.-couple more .300 hitters plus a reliable pitcher, particularly »>ne of those hard-to-find southpaws Bob Sum wouldn't mind another tennis player like Don Schmidt and Harold Jamison says he'll take any golfer who can drive 300 yards and drop 20-foot putts. Our friends in Cass county arc hanging up their Christmas' stockings, too, Santa . . , Russ Brown hopes to keep his nine- game winning streak alive with more Bulldog scalps . . . But don't forget the rest of the county mentors—they're all nice fellows. Charles Parkinson at Lucerne; Bill Riemenschneider at Metea; Ted Becklcy at New Waverly; Dan Ballard at Young America; Max Quirk at Galveston; Fred Oyler at Washington Township; Harlan Bonsett at Tipton Township; Jerry Miller at Twelv.e Mile. Until next Christmas, then, we'll say "30" on the 1957 letter to Santa Claus . . , Merry Christmas to the coaches and players and above all—to the fans who pay the freight. North Picked To Beat South In Shrine Show MIAMI, Fla. (UP) — Santa may be on the sidelines, but Coach Bobby Dodd doesn't expect any free presents Christmas night when he directs his speedy southerners in the 12th annual Shrine College Ail-Star football classic. The North, coached by Michigan State's determined Duffy Daugherty, has a power-packed line that averages 204 pounds per man and Includes some of the finest grid material in the rugged Big Ten conference. The South, lighter but reported more agile, is about a one touchdown underdog. More than 30,000 fans are expected for the game, played for Shrine charities .in the Orange Bowl, a forerunner of the other big holiday bowl tilts. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. The weather outlook is partly cloudy with possible scattered showers. This.will be the second straight year Daugherty has coached the Yankees.. Last year, his northerners—sparked by quarterback Len Dawson of Purdue and Oklahoma fullback Jimmy Harris—defeated Art Guepe's southerners, 17-7, first victory for the North since 1949. Nine players from five Big Ten schools were named by Daugherty on his probable offensive .starting eleven, with Missouri and Stanford grabbing off the other two spots. On the 24-man squad, Daugherty and his assistant Ray Eliot of Illinois, together landed nine of their own best players. From Daugherty's Michigan State powerhouse, ranked among the best in the nation at the close of the regular season, come quarterback Jim Ninowski, ends Bob Jewett and Dave Kaiser, center Dan Currie, and guard Joe Carruthers. Halfback Dale Smith, fullback, Ray Nitschkc, tackle Paul Adams, i Browns Face Jinx In Game With Detroit CLEVELAND (UP)—The haunting spectre of games past in Detroit's Briggs Stadium threatened Monday to ruin the Christmas pudding for the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland Coach Paul Brown had good cause indeed for saying the Brawns "certainly have no reason for looking down our noses" at the Lions, who play host next Sunday for the national pro football title game.' Briggs Stadium . holds for the Browns one of the few jinxes they have been unable to overcome. Cleveland, this year winner of the Eastern Division crown for the j has already moved there. Michigan State (5-0) Surprise of Big Ten Duke Set for Big Test in Orange Bowl EDITORS NOTE: This is the eighth of 10 dispatches on the football bowl teams. The dispatches will cover the teams in the Gator, Orange, Rose, Sugar and Cotton Bowls, DURHAM, N.C. (UP)— Duke, taking a leaf from Notre Dame's notebook, figures its success in the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma depends upon effort extraordinary, plus conditioning. Coach Bill Murray believes his squad will be mentally prepared for a maximum effort. The Blue Devils usually have fared well against major opponents during Murray's coaching reign. Conditioning has been stressed in Duke preparations for the New Year's Day game. And it has been costly in the way of injuries. Rugged Practice Brings Injuries Murray admits trouble in keeping his first three units intact because of injuries in rugged practices. A major blow was the loss of guard Phil Scudieri, playing on the No. 1 unit in place of ailing All-Conference guard Ray Hord. During the regular season Duke lost second-unit Carol Jamison. Tackle Tom Topping, .another All-Conference player, returned to practice Thursday for the first time since -the Clemson game in 1U Drops 4th Test of Year Ohio State Still Seeks First Win CHICAGO (UP) — Michigan State's basketball team wrapped up a neat package of five straight , victories today as a Christmas present for Coach Forddy Ander- November. Injuries' hit as many as five starters, but all except Soudieri are expected to be ready. Sunshine Drills Friday Duke begins practice in the sunshine at Miami Friday and Murray's plans are to keep the accent on conditioning right up until game time. Against Oklahoma's speed, Murray figures it's essential to alternate fresh units frequently and hopes to have three units of almost equal strength. "We must count on our players being at a peak of conditioning, Murray explained. He concedes Oklahoma has an edge in team speed. Duke is known as a team that features raw power — a team of brawn' which likes to beat down an opponent by brute strength. Murray contends that Notre Dame beat Oklahoma "just by knocking them down," and he adds, "that's the way you have to do it." What, if any, innovations for the Blue Devils' split-T have been installed during practice is something which Murray declines to disclose. There are reports of some new plays. Murray does say Oklahoma "has less variety than we do" and they "just beat you at football." son. Anderson's crew made it 5-0 for the young season by trimming Iowa State, 57-51, in . overtime Monday night. Jack Quigglu, a 6-3 senior guard, connected for two buckets in the extra session to ice the win and collected a game-high total of 19. The Spartans rest on their laurels until Friday night when Vote Brown Top Rookie In Pro Loop ' NEW YORK (UP)—Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns fullback who prefers to let his performances tell the story, today was named the National Football League's outstanding 1957 rookie in the annual United Press poll. Brown's 942'rushing yards gave him the -league ball-carrying championship by 242 yards. He finishede ven farther ahead of his rivals in the voting for rookie hon- irs. The former Syracuse All-America player received 28 of the 32 votes cast by sports writers who covered the campaign in the 11 league cities. Don Bosseler, Washington Redskins fullback, was a distant second with two votes. Jirn iPodoley, .Washington .halfback, Bowling CHURCH LEAGUE W L 24 26 26 27% 28% 29 30 33 37 45 49V, they take on UCLA as the first, and R.'c.'owensf end and half- r*t-n~, nn n \Vael- /"*rtn cf laiinf nf fum .1. : i- t : j.i-_ <i_— -m : _; J 1 in t stop on a West Coast jaunt of two games in two nights, finishing with Southern California on Saturday. While the holiday was a cheery one for Anderson it was nothing of the sort for Floyd Stahl, who saw his Ohio State Buckeyes fail in their fifth try to snare a basketball victory. The Buckeyes, a pre-season pick to fight it out for the top spot with the Spartans and Indiana, bowed, 64-55, to Oklahoma. The Bucks came close only once, for a brief 31-31 tie in the second half, •back for the San Francisco Forty- Niners, split the>other two votes. Broke Colts' Monopoly Brown snapped a two-year Baltimore Colt grip on the rookie award. Lenny Moore of the. Colts led the 1957 voting after Alan Ameche of the Colts won in 1955. Coach Paul Brown was able to grab Jim in the NFL draft because Cleveland had the only losing season in its history in 1936. Enroute t o the ball-carrying championship, Brown set an all- time league rushing mark for a but failed thereafter to offer much single game when he gained 237 opposition to their Big Eight hosts. If Indiana's Hoosiers cut any capers in the Big Ten basketball title race that opens next month, Royal Center Mrs. Emma Grassmeyer has •bought a home in Logansport, and seventh time in eight seasons, has never won a league or championship game there. In fact, they haven't even won an exhibition game there since 1950, their first season in the National Football j League. Brawn watched the telecast of Sunday's spectacular 31-27 name at San Francisco in which • the Lions came from behind to grab the Western Conference crown. "Our follows saw that game on TV yesterday," said Brown. "Besides, the Lions beat us 20-7 just two weeks ago. We certainly have no reason to look down our noses at them." Four Cleveland aides who spotted Sunday's game, returned homo Monday with what Brown admitted would "probably be some pretty mixed-up scouting notes." "I know I scouted the wrong team for a good part of the after- and end Rod Hanson represent : Eliot's Iliini. Dodd's starting backfield is ex- inoon," Brown explained. "And I figure the scouts probably did, In the only previous champion- peeled to include quarterback! snip game at Detroit, in 1953, it fjpnrcfp HTn'tnr AT'lrnncao* hnlf- n_i_* T ...i ; i George Walker, Arkansas; halfbacks Dick Christy, North Carolina State, and Jim Rountrce, Florida; and either Louisiana State's Jimmy Taylor or Auburn's Billy Atkins at fullback. Primarily, the South will probably feature a fast break - away running altack, .while Nirwwski gives the North a potent aerial offense. The contest will be played under professional rules. Whatever Happened To Harry Kipke? Harry Kipke, a great football player at Michigan under Fielding Yost, took over as head coach himself in 1929 and soo,. restored Michigan to the heights. The square-jawed conservative taught fundamental football which he described in a famous phrase as "a punt, a pass and a prayer" but which actually was far more than that. In his second season, the Wolverines were unbeaten but tied once. In his fourth year, they were unbeaten, making his record over one three-year span u total of 24 victories, only one defeat and two ties. The fortune swung the other way, as it often does, and by 1938 he was through. Whatever happened to Harry Kipke? Today he is out of football entirely and is president of the Chicago Coca Cola Co. Read the Classified Ads was Bobby Layne who ruined Cleveland with a pass in the final minutes bo give the Lfons a 17-16 triumph. Two Ranger Stars Gaining on Leaders MONTREAL (UP) — Camille Henry and Andy Bathgate, the ace sharpshooters of the surging New York Rangers, took advantage of a scoreless week by three Montreal Canadiens to close in on the scoring leaders in the National Hockey League, official figures showed today. Henry, the smallest player in the league at 145 pounds, enjoyed one of, .the biggest weeks of the season notching four goals and three assists to jump from ninth to sixth place in the scoring derby with 30 poin.ts, only five back of leader Henri Richard of Montreal. Bathgate got only one goal, his 10th, but added five assists to boost his total of 31 points and move up two places to a fourth- place tie with Dickie Moore of Montreal. Bathgate is the leading playmaker with 21 assists. Nuts Top Vegetables NEW YOS.K — Perk up your favorite green vegetable with a nut topping. Chop toasted filberts and mix with melted butter or sour cream. Pour over green beans, asparagus, or broccoli just before serving. Glenn Parish has bought the Emma Reiser property and will move into it soon. Paul Martin is able to be up some, but he is still in a cast. He wii! return to Indianapolis on Dec. 27 for more treatments for his back. Wesley Strong, son of Rev. and ''11 have to hurry. Branch McCracken's charges dropped their fourth game in five starts Monday night to invading Oregon State, 62-51. Defensive lapses and costly errors plus the ball-handling of Ken Nanson and Dave Gambee were too much for the Hoosiers. The Beavers of the Pacific Coast Conference took charge of the game following a 31-all halftime deadlock. Led by Nanson's 18 points in the last half, Oregon State quickly moved into a commanding lead and stayed in front. Nanson took scoring honors with 26 points, one more than Indiana's Archie Dees netted. Only sophomore Bob Wilkinson of LaPorte also hit in double-figures for the Hoosiers. He caged 10 points. Indiana's next start is in the Hoosi'er Classic at Indianapolis Friday and Saturday. yards against the Los Angeles Rams Nov. 24. Scored 4 Against Rams Brown scored fo ur of the 10 touchdowns he made this year in that game. One of his runs against the Rams covered 69 yards and was the longest scoring run from scrimmage made in the NFL this year. He also was the team's top pass receiver in the game with I""* f ° Browns rallied to win, 45-31. INDIANA BASKETBALL COLLEGE South •Kentucky 92 Utah State 64 Loyola (La.) 94 Louisiana St. 62 Midwest Oregon State 62 Indiana 51 St. Louis 89 Washington 63 Bradley 77 St. Marys (Calif.) 61 Michigan St. 57 Iowa St. 51 (o.t.) West Montana 75 Montana State 66 Utah 70 Washington Stale 48 Oregon 79 Brigham Young 78 Colorado 61 Stanford 58 HIGH SCHOOL Sheridan 53 Lapel 45 Mrs. Strong", will spend Christmas i Clarksvillc Tourney with his parents. _ He flew here Corydon 58 Clarksville 41 from South America. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Burget and daughter of South Bend spent Christmas with her mother, Mrs. Ethel MarUn,. and Mr. and Mrs. HarJan Schmaltz and son. Mrs. Lesta Clouse remains in very serious condition at her home south of town. Alhel Bagwell is seriously ill at this time. He is hospitalized at Indianapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Schmaltz entertained 'all their children and their family at a Christmas dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mogle and family are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Morehouse. Mrs. Suzanne Engle of Color- Salem 59 Brownstown 56 Brownstown 58 Clarksville 55 Corydon 65 Salem 63 (final) Two More High Schools Placed On Probation For Breaking New Rule INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - The IHSAA announced Monday Hammond Tech and Bedford have been placed on probation for using ineligible high school basketball players. They were Lhe sixth and seventh schools penalized under a new rule. Commissioner L.V. Phillips said Bedford used Billie Emerson in five periods—one more than is permitted—against Mitchell Dec. 3. Bedford was forced to forfeit its 52-41 win. Tech was charged witfi using Stanley Bafia in one extra period last Thursday against Valparaiso. But there was no forfeit because Valparaiso won the NIHSC game, 65-49. Probation for both schools was scheduled to end next April !. "Most of the trouble seems to be that the boys who played in the "B" game are left on the bench," Phillips said. "Then when things get heated a coach forgets about a player already having used up his one-session eligibility." "It might be helpful if a coach clears the bench afbr the preliminary game," said Phillips. Read the Classified Ads St. Vincent 40 Lucerne Christian 38 Ninth St. Christian 38 West Bdwy Presby 36M: St. Joseph 35% Eoyal Center Baptist ...35 Broadway EUB 34 Baptist Temple 33% Royal Center Methodist 31 Calvary Presbyterian ..27 Walton Lutheran , .21 Trinity Episcopal' 14% Four points were won by Royal Center Baptist over Baptist Temple; three points by St. Vincent, Waltpn Lutheran, West Broadway, Broadway EUB and Ninth St. 550 Series—Sundy 573, Willard 554. 200 Games—DeWitt 221, Willard 210, Summers 218, Freehafer 208, Rhody 211, Sundy 220, Grunzinger 203, Huffman 204; Kitchell 202-203, Fife 209. FRATERNAL & COMMERCIAL Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Sevw Kansas, Kansas State 1-2 in UP Cage Poll L 13 16 20 20 24 25% 26 28 27 35 36 W McCIoskey-Hamifton ..35 Western Tire .......... 32 K of C ..: ...... ... ...... 30& Dutch Mill ............ 28 Kroeger Funeral Home 28 Barney's Bar .......... 24 Muehlhausen No. 7 .... 22'A Logan Legion ......... . 22 Moose No. 2 ........... 20 Berman's Supply ...... 21i Coca-Cola .............. 13 Spencer Mobiloil ...... 12 Three games were won by McCloskey; two by Coca-Cola, Western Tire, Bermans, Spencer and Kroeger. 600 Scrips — Harry Smith 635 (223-214498) . 550 Series — D. Spangler 575; H. Loner 566, D. Wise 574, G. Laymon 575, D. Rogers 551, J. Erickson 565. 200 Games — D. Spangler 224214, Loner 220, Wise 218, G. Laymon 201, P. Laymon 200, C. Laymon 210, Rogers 212, Erickson 211208, C. Pearson 200. NEW YORK (UP)— Kansas and Kansas State took over the 1-2 spots in the United Press college basketball ratings today and West Virginia vauled all the way to No. 3 on the strength of the upset which snapped North Carolina's 37- game winning streak. North Carolina, the defending national champion, dropped from iirst- to fourth place amid the shakeup produced by the first round of holiday tournaments. The voting by the 35 leading coaches who comprise the United Press Ratings Board was so scat- :ered that seven teams received first-place votes and the first four xaams were separated by only 44 points. Nineteen of the coaches voted for Kansas, which extended its record to 7-0 last weekend. Five picked Kansas State, also with a 7-0 record; three each made West Virginia and seventh-ranked Cincinnati their No. 1 choice; two each voted for North Carolina and isixth-ranked Michigan State; and ' one cast his ballot for fifth-ranked San Francisco. Mountaineers Among Elite Bradley (3-1), Maryland (5-0) and Utah (6-0) occupied the last three ratings among the top 10 teams. West Virginia (8-0), Bradley and Utah were this week's newcomers in the select group. West Virginia, 75-64 conqueror of North Carolina in the Kentucky Invitational Tournament final, ad- •vanceJ all the way from 14th to third place; .Bradley advanced Report Many Lights Taken Five reports of Christmas tree lights being stolen from outside trees and one report of outside Yule decorations being destroyed were, received by city police Monday and Monday night. V. W. Ashby, 316 East Linden avenue, made the first report Mon•day morning. Similar reports were made that evening by Mrs. Ruth Brater, 1229 ! Spear street; Harold Cook, 815 ' North Wall street; Charles Miller, 2205 George street; and the Rev. Harold King of the Presbyterian church, 707 Spencer street. Rev. King reported seeing two boys take the lights from his tree, and gave officers a description of the pair, both "about 12 years old. D. E. Laymon, 615 Brown street, told police that the Christmas decorations in his yard were torn up and left lying in the yard that evening. Value of fihe decorations destroyed was an estimated $15. Tibbs Outpoints Perez Impressively NEW YORK (UP)— "It'll be the merriest Christmas I ever had," said lightweight Tommy Tibbs, the former shoeshine boy who unexpectedly blossomed into a red hot ring attraction this year and out- Jointed Lulu Perez impressively Monday night. "Yes, tomorrow will be a very happy Christmas for me and my wife and three kids," said Boston Tommy, "because Monday night's win over Perez finished a great year for me and probably made me a title contender." Tommy's lopsided decision over flashy Perez of Brooklyn in their TV fight at St. Nicholas Arena was his 10th victory in 12 (1957) fights that included one draw. from llth to eighUi and Utah from 15th to Wth. Kentucky, Seattle and UCLA dropped out of the top 10 group. Tourneys Pose Shakeup Another big shakeup in the ratings appears inevitable for next week following several major holi. day tournaments. Kansas and Kansas State are involved in the Big Eight Tournament at Kansas Cily and if each wins its first two games, will clash in the final next Monday night. North Carolina defends its Dixie Classic championship against a strong field in Raleigh, N.C.; San Francisco plays in the All-College Tournament at Oklahoma City; Maryland is in the Sugar Bowl Tournament at New Orleans; and Utah in the Far West Tournament at Corvallis, Ore. West Virginia is the only team among that top 10 which is idle all week. Team 1. Kansas (19) (7-0) 2. Kansas State (5) (7-0) 3. West Virginia (3) (8-0) 4? North Carolina (2) (5-1) 5. San Francisco (1) (6-1) 6. Michigan State (2) (4-0) 7. Cincinnati (3) (6-0) 8. Brad:cy (3-1) 9. Maryland (5-0) lO.Utah (6-0) 9. Maryland (5-0) 10. Utah (G-0) Second 10 Group: 11, Kentucky, 29; 12, Temple, 24; 13, Seattle, 23; H, Iowa State, 17; 15, Oklahoma State, 15; 16, St. Louis 12; 17, Oregon State, 10; 18, Illinois, 8; 19, SC John's (N.Y.), 5; 20 (tie), Louisville, Wichita and Yale, 4 each. Points 290 258 254 235 202 178 150 66 65 36 65 36 World Driving Champ Wooed for 500-Mile INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A move was afoot today to bring world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio to Indianapolis for the 42nd annual 500-mile Memorial Day auto race. Race car owner William B. Ansted Jr. says the Argentinian is scheduled to come here in February to tak<! a ride in one of his racers. "If he like.i the automobile and finds the track a pleasant experience, I have an idea he will enter the race," Ansted said, Fangio will try out a car driven by Don Freeland last year. It is a conventional 4-cyiinder roadster. Today's Sport Parade By OSCAR FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (UP) — Seattle, Dayton and California had the big city blues today as they stepped fearfully into Madison Square Gar- St. Bonaventure was able to beat Seattle — and Elgin Baylor — in ,the National Invitation Tournament last, season. The'six-foot, six- inch Seattle star sobbed afterwards that it was one of his poor- WARDS" .... ; ,MOMTOOM«RY WARD ' for quality and value start the year with safety and savings... BUY RIVERSIDES den to prep for the Holiday Bas-: est performances. ketball Festival. "Tt's an old, old story to the teams from out in the country. They get one look at the vastness of Tuscson, Ariz, are here to spend, tne holiday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Volna Ritz. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Criswell and family have gone to Tuscon, Ariz, to spend the winter. Bud Jones is enjoying a two weeks vacation from the Indiana Packing Company. He and his wife are spending Christmas at Groverstown with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sewell Back, and family. Miss Lois Graffis and Dan Remely of Lucerne were married the past week. They will live in Lucerne. Mrs. Myrtle Costello has received word of 'the death of her brother, Frank Nichol, of San Francisco, Calif., who died sud-. denly. Order of Hainbow for girls- will meet Dec. 26 at 7:30 p.m. After held for Miss Mary Ellen Conn, grand representative to North Carolina. Frank Hand has improved somewhat in a Logansport Hospital. Mr, and Mrs. Eldon Boose and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wood have been vacationing in Florida; they visited their cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wirwahn of Hollywood, Florida. Danny King was home over the weekend and will spend "Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl King. sure-fire All-Amencans from the other side ol the Alleghenies develop two hands full of thumbs. Then, too, there's that confounded brand of eastern basketball which is patterned after professional play. A Sure AU-America Before you credit this to. New York provincialism, listen to Johnny Castellanl of Seattle. The little man from 'the Pacific Northwest has a sure-pop All-America in big Elgin Baylor but even so he isn't expecting any belated Christmas gifts when the shooting starts on Thursday. "They play a different type of basketball here," Johnny, a former Notre Dame assistant, complained' as he looked forward to facing a field which includes such pro-type teams as Pitt, Temple, NYU, Manhattan and Connecticut. "In the east they use the give- and-go a great deal," he added. "Out in the west we don't meet this type of offense, so why should I stress defense against it when we only see it a couple of times a :'ear?"\ Basketball beyond the east is almost exclusively the fast break plus a pattern-type attack. Eastern coaches sneer at some of these offenses and prefer the fast- breaking improvisation plus the give-and-go pickoff which the kids absorb from the pros. This was one of the reasons why This is not to insinuate that Seattle, California, Dayton — and other teams from the great beyond — don't play fine, fast basketball. Nor that they don't have players as good, or better, than .he players in the east. * Baylor certainly is one of the Jest in the country, a player who, it haj been said by rivals, lives lip to every drop of ink the Seattle publicity ..man uses on him. He is on defense, where he led the nation with 553 rebounds last season, and offensively was third with a 29.7 (point per game average. "He's the best all-around college player I've ever seen," Castellani says of the 22-year-old, 225-pound junior from Washington, D.C. "But last year when we came in here to the Garden .he was just a great big bundle of nerves." That's the way it affects all of them when they finally get to the Garden. And, -.when they have to face that unknown give-and-go on top of it, the job sometimes is just too much. Which is why the western coaches aren't making any claims before the opening whistle. Pettit's 51 Points Brings Scoring Lead NEW YORK (UP)—Bob Pettit of the St. Louis 'Hawks, who staged the biggest single-game scoring spree of the National Bas- ketbail Association with 51 points Saturday. night, took over the league total scoring lead today. Pettit, who racked up his big score against Syracuse, held a 44- point lead over balding George Yardley ef the Detroit Pistons ini weekly scoring statistics issued today by the league. Yardley was held to his season low of 10 points on Sunday night, also against Syracuse, and that cost him the No. 1 spot that he has held for over a month. However, Yardley has played two games less than Pettit and still leads the Hawk in average points, 27.7 per game to 27.3. Adolph Schayes ofSyracuse held third place in total points wjth 682 and Bill Sharman was fourth with 658. However, on average points they were tied for third at 24.4. Big Clyde Loveilette of Cincinnati was fifth both in total, 655, and average, 23.4. Loner Earns Frosh Numerals at Detroit Dave Loner, who gained all-state and all-American honors while performing at quarterback for Logansport high school,, -won his freshman sweater at the University of Detroit. Dave, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loner, 1508 High street, is a student in architectural engineering. An honor student, he received two A's and two B's in his studies Read the Classified Ads CAREFUL DRIVERS SAVE MONEY WITH STATE FARM MUTUAL'S "CAREIFUL DRIVER INSURANCE" HARRY "BUD" WATTS 302 W. 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