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Hope M Star PORTS Miff Fleming For Ahead in Skating By WfLL GWMSLBY Associated Press sports Writer GRENOBLE, France (AP) America's Peggy Fleming would have to fall 20 times and wind up landing on her ear to lose the Olympic gold medal in the ladles' freestyle figure skating final Saturday, her rivals conceded today, "Peggy—she is much too good* No one has a chance to catch her," said Gabrielle Seyfert of East Germany, who placed second to Miss Fleming In the compulsory figures completed Thursday, Tracing five figures brilliantly, the 19-year-old ice ballerina from Colorado Springs, Colo», rolled up 1,062.1 points to 984.9 for Miss Seyfert, 960.0 for Austria's Beatrix Schuba, and 943.2 for Hflna Maskova, the European champion from Czechoslovakia, Miss Maskova, 18, a student at Prague and a shapely, brown-eyed brunette who has been labelled the prettiest girl In the 10th Winter Olympics, joined In the raves for her American opponent. "Peggy Is a marvelous free skater and she will win quite easily," admitted the Czech girl. "The only competition is for the silver and bronze medals." Ladles' figure skating normally Is full of politics and petty jealousies. Contestants can be as catty as a houseful of sorority sisters. But around the Stade de Glace, scene of the figure skating event, you can't find a sour word for the slim American champion. Kasuml Yamashlta, one of the three pretty and talented Japanese skaters, put It very succinctly: "Peggy Is very gracious (graceful). Her Jumps are high and stable. She Is the best." Karen Magnusson, the 15- year-old Canadian champion from Vancouver, said, "Peggy is absolutely beautiful. She does everything wonderfully— the figures and the free skating." Miss Schuba. 16. her blonde hair tied In a bun, laughed when someone asked If she, In third place, had a chance of making up the difference In free-skating. "Oh, no, no," she Insisted. "It is Impossible, We hove no chance." Even the Russians admitted that Miss Fleming was the sport's unparalleled queen. "Peggy, she is way up here," Elena Cheglovn of the Soviet Union said through an interpreter, lifting one hand above her head. "And the rest of us—we are way down here." Petra Ruhrmann of Germany, after watching Peggy trace the last of five figures, commented, "When she skates, we all rush to the edge of the rink to watch her perform." When Peggy's name Is announced, an electric charge seems to go through the big, glassed-in arena. Spectators who have been chatting casually and paying little attention to the other competitors suddenly come alive. There is a rustling movement. People rush to vantage points. Some pull out cameras. Others hug the plastic edge of the rink. They watch In quiet appreciation, Almost everybody says in one language or another, "She's sensational," Basketball Arkansas Stsketball By THE ASSOCIATE?) College Arkansas tech 71, Harding ?8 Quarks 6S, Hendflx 62 Arkansas College 87, Arkansas AAM 67 High School North Little Rock 5A, LR Central 45 El Dorado 72, Sprlngdflle 62 Leachvllle 60, Batesvllle 44 Blythevllle 55, Jonesboro 41 Helena 70, Greene County Tech 65 West Fork C3, Farmington 60 Hope 65, Texarkana Washington 59, overtime FS Northslde 61, Hot Springs 41 LR Hall 88, Pine Bluff 80 Fayettevllle 68, Texarkana 53 Hot Springs Langston 106, NLR Harris 74 Turrell 76, Joiner Shawnee 54 Hot Springs Lakeside 50, Lake Hamilton 42 FS Southslde 60, Mena 45 St. Anne's 61, Cedarville 54 Harrison 59, Van Buren 58, overtime Clarksvllle 51, Charleston 45 Bentonville 69, Sublaco 46 County Line 72, Pleasant View 42 Rogers 62, Gentry 53 Dardanelle 70, Boonevllle 47 Lavaca 76, Alma 67 Magnolia Columbia 70, Waldo Westside 50 Bay 73, Welner 65 Valley View 84, Greenway 52 LR Horace Mann 50, LR Me- Clellnn 48 Clarksvllle 51, Charleston 45 LR Catholic 47, Benton 38 Clarendon 62, Glllett 60 Cabot 67, Fuller 55 Pine Bluff Townsend 58, NLR Jones 45 Beebe 73, Augusta 66 Slloam Springs 74, Mountain Home 45 Morrllton 62, Ozark 48 Russellvllle 67, Conway40 West Memphis 46, Trumann 45, overtime Prescott 55, Nashville 44 Area Two Tournament At Yellvllle Lead Hill 62, Omaha 61, semifinal Pyatt 77, Aipena 51; semifinal Friday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Columbia 76, Dartmouth 70, 2 overtimes Princeton 69, Yale 62 Cornell 83, Harvard 79 Penn 61, Brown 53 Drexel 66, Johns Hopkins 55 Roatioke 87, Catholic U. 72 MIT 74, Colby 69 South New Orleans Loyola 86, Air Force 69 Centre 94, Maryville, Tenn. 76 West Georgia 75, Georgia Southwestern 57 Baltimore Loyola 92, Western Maryland 77 Midwest Neb. Wesleyan88, Colo. Col.65 John Carroll 83, Washington & Jefferson 71 Ferris St. 80, Spring Arbor 68 Wayne St. 78, Buffalo 64 Oakland 100, Macklnac 67 Warrensburg State 57, Pittsburgh State 47 Win. Penn 81, Simpson 63 N.D. St. 78, So. Dak. 73 No, Dak, 91, Morningside 78 Lawrence 104, Grinnell 63 Southwest New Mex. St. 93, Arizona 75 East, N.M. 66, No. Ariz. 57 Far West UCLA 55, Oregon State 52 So. Calif, 79, Oregon 69 Wash. State 74, Stanford 71 California 79, Washington 66 San Diego St, 68, Cal Poly Pomona 64 Los Angeles Loyola 83, San , and Ws »iU>. Terr.v. what all Ibe noise is stwml as the a reepftJ pr« basfceilwU game at Madison 'ner as a lo Jed/a rWPfti MM baseball game at Madison Square **> st °P *v?, PetroU JOO ?B. plpjj WMS fllTd in Jim-mbiT as coach of $Ju' J^s Wes J??, Saa Fr^i Vwlf Kwt'fcs- Terry said hv is iworv n'Jjm'4 since St, Lpujs m, New York. sraissal.'TfajU is evMrflJ. PnJl^eWa 119, Cbicag Both Hope Teams Post Victories By RALPH ROUf OH Staf Spoftswr Uer In what could be called a real "must" game, the Hope Bobcats showed that they were made of, ouUasflftg the fexarkana Wash* iftgton Lions 6S-59 in over* timfc last night at Jones Field House. Per Hope it was an important district win, setting the Cats at 3-6 in 4«AA West, while knocking Washington to 5-4 and two games behind the league*leadlng Pair- view Cardinals. But more than anything, the Bobcats showed their ability to come back, With both teams traveling a mile a minute up and down the floor, the Cats nearly blew Washington out of the gym for three minutes. Suddenly Hope was ahead 10-4 and could do no wrong. Things took a quick reversal, though, and the Uons hit ten straight points. Now the Bobcats were giving up the ball on floor errors, and by the end ot the quarter Texarkana Washington had the Bobcats down 20-13. Soon the deficit had upped to eight points, but with six minutes left In the half the tide began swaying back to Hope. Munching the lead down to within three , points several times, the Cats still seemed to have wasted the effort when the Lions took a 30-22 margin shortly before the half. However, Larry East hit a couple of free throws, and when it was all over at intermission the Bobcats were only trailing 3027. In the third period the rejuvenation which Hope has undertaken for the last few weeks finally caught fire. Both clubs hit a flurry at the period's end, and the buzzer found It stacked up at 47-all. With 6:55 to play the Bobcats took the lead 50-49 on a technical foul against the Washington coach. Before the Lions could call time out Hope led 56-50 with 2:45 to go. They maneuvered slightly, but still the Bobcats led 57-53 with 1:14 left. Here came Texarkana Washington in one big whirl, and they tied It up 57-57 with twenty seconds to be transpired. Hope had the ball, but couldn't get the shot off,, and ,w.e had the season's first overtime. •; Senior Richard Sallee hit two jumpers of 20 and 15 feet to set the Bobcats out to 61-57 early, but Welton Williams hit from 25 feet to cut the lead to a field goal. Larry Cast sank a pair of charity shots to widen the cushion, but the clincher came a few seconds later. John Henley came up with one of his many steals, and a perfect pass gave Ricky Putman the crip shot that ended it. East sacked up 25 big points to lead the Bobcats, but Sallee hit 13 and Putman 11 to help out tremendously. Dwight Galloway accounted for 7. and Henley and Danny Reyenga added 3 each Ernest Love had 16, Pete Chen- ten 11, and Eddie Stewart 10 for Washington. The junior game also had a happy ending, as the Hope Bob- kittens won their first district contest of the year, clumping the Washington juniors 32-26. Forcing the visitors to play a slow, deliberate style of ball, the Kittens simply over ran Wash- Ington in the second half after trailing 15-12 at intermission. Another factor in the win was that the Bobklttens maintained good control of the backboards throughout, and were able to fight for position easier. Parker Powell led the Bobkit- tens with 9 points, and Bill Lee and Lynn Norton knotted 8 apiece, Charles Rateliff re. corded 4, and Ronnie MassanelU netted 3, Ricky Jones had J2 and Walton Gamele 6 to pace Washington. Tonight both the Bobklttens and the Bobcats try to lengthen their winning strings, playing host to the rough Camden Lincoln Wildcats in Jones Field House, be' ginning at 6;30 p.m. And if the locals show any of the hystle they all displayed last night, they deserve to win and should w}n. Jose State 73 Weber St. 84, Gonzaga 6? West. Wash. 79, East, W»5h< ington 68 Fresno St. 9} t San Fernando Valley State 79 Nevada 97, Humboldt St. 76 Waho 104, Idaho State 76 Linfield 75, Whitman 72 prp gasfeetbalJ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Friday's Resets Boston 107, Detroit JOO Los Ang'es J2?, Sao Fran. {04 , FebfttifT 10, Hall-of-Famers Recall Big Garden Moments BOB KURLAND Oklahoma A & M "it was the night of the finals of the IMS Olympic play-off tournament. I was out of college and playing with the Phillips M team against the University of Kentucky, They had guys tike Alex GroJia, Ralph Heard and Wally Jones. The winner of the game was supposed to place five men on the Olympic team, ft was a close game and we won. I had something like 25 points." ANOELO (HANK) LUISETtI Stanford University "It was Christmas week, 1030. West Coast teams never did well In the East, Well, we played five games and won t h e m all. The climax came at the Garden when we decisively beat Long Island University, which had won 42 straight. I scored 15 or 16 points— high-scoring then—and also gained some fame because of my one-handed jump •hot, unusual in (hose days. TOM OOLA LaSalle College, Son Franeisco Warriors and New York Rnlcks "The whole week of the 1952 Nit tournament stands out in my memory, 1 was an 18-year-old freshman eligible for varsity play because of the Korean War. Here 1 was playing before 18,000 people in the No. 1 basketball city and arena in the world. We won the tournament and I was named MVP, along With my teammate Norm Grekln." BOB PEfTif Louisiana State University and St. Louis Hawks "For a basketball player, the Garden is like playing Hamlet—it's the tops he could hope for. My biggest thrill was the first time I played there. It was the 1954 East-West College Shrine game. I played center for the East and, although we lost, It was a great experience. My teammates were Frank Ramsey, Cliff Hagan, Frank Selvy and Togo Palazzi." OSCAR ROBERTSON University df Cincinnati and Cincinnati Royals "!t would be Impossible to say, Maybe when I was fn c o 11 c g c I could have come up with one. But a lot of that rah-rnh stuff was worn off since coming to the pros. The night I scored $6'points against Iowa when I was n college sophomore was exciting. But the biggest thrill has been just playing In such an historic place. I'm honored to have been a part of it." 'Human Side Is Out of Sports By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer WILLY: Like a young god. Hercules —something like that. And the sun, the & sun all around him. Remember how he waved to me? Right up from the field, with the representatives of three colleges standing by? And the buy-, ers I brought, and the cheers when they came out — Loman, Lorn a n, L oman! God Almighty, he'll be great yet. A star like that, magnificent, can never really fade away.—? From Death of a Salesman.'NEW YORK - (NEA) -^ &- thur Miller, 52, is one of the most successful playwrlgnts in the history of the American theater. His hits include Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and All My Sons. He is now directing his new Broadway play, The Price. As a youth growing up in Brooklyn, Mr, Miller avidly participated in athletics and was an enthusiastic follower of the sports scene. Interviewer: "Mr. Miller, do you still have time for sports?" Mr, Miller: "I play tennis as much as I can, but on a purely amateur basis. I have almost no interest in the big spectator sports any more, Oh, once in awhile something or other will penetrate my haze, but rarely. Now, I just see the commercial side of it. There doesn't seem to be any humanity left in big-time sports." ? Does this hold true for college athletics? Mr. Miller: "On those bowl- team type schools it does, People go to watch a machine operate. They admire the efficiency with which it was put together. That wipes out connection between spectator and team. The human side is out," fin "Death of a Salesman," Willy Loman's son Biff, • a former high school football star, has been unsuccessful in making the adjustment to the outside world. (WILLY: confidentially, desperately: "You were his friend, his boyhood friend. There's something I don't understand about it. His life ended after that Ebbets Field game, from the age of seventeen nothing good ever happened to him." (BERNARD: "He never trained himself for anything.") How docs the commercia|JT gadon of sport, even amateur THE HANGUP sport, affect the athlete? Mr. Miller: "People still worship the star athlete as •though he were a physical god. Athletes are the glory of some elements of society. And this is a pity. The athlete has to live up to his glorification and to the commercialization of the machine he is a part of. The gate depends on his performance. That puts a squeeze on him. Ultimately he gets chewed up by it. It's like being a ballerina. He can't make a mistake. He can't trip up. That can drive a guy nuts." What is your reaction to the tremendous growth of football in America? Mr- Mjller: "Football is a metaphor for violence and war, both of which are very big in our society today. Baseball interest is declining because it's too civilized. God knows it's neurotic, too, but SOiUNAR TABLES By RIGHARP AUPEN KWQHT The schedule of Soliwar J^riodSi as printe<J below, has been taken, from ftciBrt M4en Knight 1 SSQLUNAR TABLES, Plan your c&ys so thgt yo«s v \\\ be fishing in good territory or bwUflg Jn good coyer durijig these times, if yoy wpsh to thje pest sport that each 4iy tes to offer, The &fejor Periods are shown in boldface type. These be* . gi,» at the ti«Jiesi shown ind igstfor^n hour q.nd 3, hall or two jbyrs tjtiereafter, TN %K»r Periods, shown In regular type, ire of somewhat shorter du/ation. ys»e Central sjprtir4 tee. A.M. P.M. P-Me Pay Mtftpr MAJOR Minor MAJOR Feb. . }0 Saturday 8:55 4:50 8:25 5:30 9:25 not as neurotic as football." How did you benefit from sports in your boyhood? Mr. Miller: "I was swept up in it. I was a starting end on my high school team, Abraham Lincoln in Brooklyn. It was a terrible team and I was as good as everyone else. I was six feet tall and weighed 125 pounds. But I was all will. Then I went to the University of Michigan. Of course, 1 didn't go out for the team 1 would have busted all my bones. But the thing I enjoyed about that high school team was the comradeship of my teammates. That's the beauty of athletics." Interviewer: "What other sports Interested you then?" Mr. Miller: "1 was wild for the baseball guys, especially the Yankees and Gehrig, Ruth. Bob Meusel. { liked to play baseball, too, and ice hockey. I think my favorite, though was track. I ijk e d to run. Maybe I felt I was running away from something. "The guy I idolized most was that track star. What's that old bird's name. .My God. tg tliipk J would have forgotten his name. You know, he was called the fastest human. He once ran 30 yards against a race horse and beat him. At the time I thought that was the greatest thing that ever happened." At the time. Jesse Owens probably thought so. too. Versatile Rambjou Bamboo, grown in greatest abundance in Southeast Asia, can be used for food, housing material, tools, fuel, medicine, wrapping books and decorative furniture. «orro« NEWSWEB iNTERPtttSB ASSOCIATION MANUEL SANTANA Ball Boy to Hero NEW YORK—(NEA)—When Manuel Santana chased tennis balls at the Club Velasquez in his home town of Madrid, his amateur status was zealously protected. Manolo, as he's called, worked for no money, Sometimes the members of the club would throw him a few pesetas and Manolo would take them home to his widowed mother. That was 15 years ago, and Santana, the No. 1 tennis player of Spain (and maybe the world), is still an amateur. Now he doesn't chase the balls—he hits them. In the mysterious processes by which amateur tennis works. Manolo has been able to get married and raise a couple of kids, Manuel Jr. and Beatrice, and travel : to every continent of the world. The life is good, and he intends to keep it that way. There was this bash at Toots Shor's to a n n o u n c e that Manolo is in New York for the next five months Ho train "asT ah 'executive for Philip Morris, which already has in its employ such amateurs as Arthur Ashe. Manolo, whose toothy smile shields a pair of black, arch- Ing eyebrows, kissed the hands of the ladies, which is not bad for the son of an electrician. "I am here to work," announced Manolo, "—and to play tennis." Not specifying the order of preference. If and when open tennis becomes an actuality, Santana automatically becomes an anachronism. He intends to stay simon-pure because it makes him a big man in Spain, which even transcends money in importance. Last year, for instance, he was awarded the "Isabel la Catolica"—an honor which generally goes to foreign ministers and dignitaries of that ilk. Manolo has been an ambassador-at-large in carrying the glories of Spain to all corners of the world. Within the borders of his own country, Santana almost rivals Manolette as a folk hero. Tennis has boomed south of the Pyrenees because of television. There are only two channels in Spain, and when Manolo plays a match In the early afternoon, both of them carry it and all of Spain is watching. In Madrid, he has already forfeited his privacy as a celebrity. He ranks right up there with El Cordobes and Palo Camino, a couple of the boys who fight the bulls, as an autograph. But their world is not for Manolo. "J am a coward," smiled Santana. He is also a realist. Since Wimbledon, the most prestigious tournament in the world, will go open this spring, there has been some pressure on Santana to enter because of his seniority among the amateurs. "I only play," he said, "if the Spanish association tells me." And so far there is no indication that Spain will let its most worthy representative be tainted by pro contacts. Besides, Manuel has no illusions about the type of competition he would offer the pros, "J think," he said, "they're 10 times better than me." The 29-year-old Spaniard is satisfied that other guys turn pro—like (he wholesale defection of Australian amateurs— because it means he can stick around a couple of years longer and engage In his favorite pursuit, Davis Cup play. "We are really tired to see Australia win all the time " Manolo noted. "Now I try to win Davis Cup." 'He attached a qualifying note. "America." he added, "has the best players because no one of them has turned professional vet. In Australia there is only pill Bowrey and maybe Roy Emerson if he is not too old and decides to keep playing. "But the top amateurs in the world are Charles Pasarell and Arthur Ashe." There was ever so slight a blush of modesty on Manolo's lace as he said it." i ii.^1 c & get there, she was asked. Llittle SHOW ElUt Without looking up from fas, She Can Ski iffl^T ^"^ sl * said, "About two teacups full, 11 And CHAMSOUSSE, France (AP) down she went on the downhill - Felicity "Bunny" FieW of course, Great Britain was asked during downfall training where she usually skis back home, *'0b^'- §ae replledj 'Jmostpeos pie think you have to go clear to Scotland to ski, but tnat»s not true, I often go to Box Hill in Surrey, bow much snow do • N§w NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Larry Schmittou, now'basket, ball coach at GoodlettsrtUe Tenn f< High School, Wednesday* *8S named coach of the Vaoderbilt University

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