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Small Group Is Drafted By Major Leagues CINCINNATI. Nov. 1»--/P)-- Eleven major league teams, seeking to strengthen their 1952 pennant chances, elected to gamble in the annual draft today by picking up 17 minor loop players at a cost of $159.000. The selective player group, smallest in years, was headed by such 1951 standout performers as Outfielder George Schumees, No. 1 draft choice: Floyd (Bill) Sevens, former star pitcher of the New York Yankees, and Outfielder George Wilson, one time property of the Boston Red Sox. The list included six infielders, five pitchers, four out-fielders an* two catchers. In contrast to last year when the majors leaned toward older players with big league experience, the current crop consisted mostly of younger performers who have spent their whole careers in the minors. Only a half dozen have had extended «tays in the big time. Sevens May B* Bargain The best bargain of the entire lot may turn out to be Sevens the 34-year-old righthander, drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. Sevens came within one out of pitching the only' no-hitter in a Work Series. The six foot-two inch, 215 pound righthander never won another game in the big leagues after Pinch Hitter Harry (Cookie) Lavagetto slammed a double which not only ruined his bid for pitching fame but gave Brooklyn a. 3-2 decision over him and the Yankees in the 1947 World Series. Big Bill came up with a sore arm the following spring and was released to the minors. It was not until last season when he won 20 lost 12 and fanned 126 men in 263 innings with the Salem (Ore.) club of the Class B Western In ternational League that he gave evidence of recovering from the arm ailment. The 16 big league clubs maj yet add to the list, since they have until midnight Tuesday to post more claims. But even 1" they do add more names, it i unlikely that they will approach last year's figure of 28 draftees which cost them $269,500. The re cord for expenditure was set in 1947, when 29 drawn represented an investment of $272,000. Six PCI.'Players Taken The Pacific Coast League, which has been battling for exemption from the draft, was the bigges loser as six of its players wer selected. The International wa next with five, followed by th American Association with three. The Southern Association, Texas League and Western International each had one player taken from them. One of the reasons for the lean picking was the eradication of the bonus rule. Under that law, a bonus player left in the minors by the parent club was listed in the unrestricted draft. Last year two bonus players were taken from the Kansas City club. The St. Louis Browns, awarded the first pick because of'their last place American League finish, chose Schmees, a Brooklyn-owned flychaser from Montreal, who played for Hollywood. last season and batted a robust .328, slammed 26 homers and drove in 126 runs. A lefthanded hitter, Schmees was placed on the roster of Montreal, which was stacked with top prospects. Under the rules, only one player can be drafted from one club unless his name is on the "unrestricted" list. The selection of Schmees, aged 29, left such draft-eligible hot shots as Pitchers Bob Alexander U5-8), Tom Lasorda (12-8). Mai Mallette (10-2), Don Bankhead and Catcher Walter Thomson among the untouchables. The Browns also plucked Earl fream To Retire As iead Football Coach GETTYSBURG. Pa.. Nov. 19-- ip--Henry T. (Hen* Bream today nnounced he is resigning as Get- ysburg College's head football coach. Bream told his assembled squad he plans to quit his gridiron post after the Bullets Thanksgiv- ng Day game with Franklin and Marshall College. The 52-year-old Bream has coached both football and basketball at Gettysburg since 1927. He said he would continue as coach of basketball and next spring will ;ake over the duties of the late "ra Plank as baseball coach. "I think it is time for a younger man to take over this assignment," Bream told his football .earn. Harrist, veteran righthanded pitcher, with a 16-16 record at Oakland. Harrist previously had seen service with the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago Cubs, basement occupants of the National League, and the Cincinnati Reds, were the most active bargain basement shoppers- Each grabbed three prospects. The Cubs lifted Bill Mardin, a .260 hitting infielder from Rochester; Harvey Gentry, a .258 hitting outfielder from Ottawa, and righthander Tom Simpson, whose 8-6 won and lost record included a seven-inning no- hitter. The Reds, in addition to Sevens, also selected a couple of catchers, Joe Rossi (.304) from Portland and Henry Foiles from Kansas City. The latter spent the '51 season with Syracuse where he batted only .214. Philadelphia's Phillies, only other club to draft more than one player chose Con Dempsey, former Pittsburgh righthander, from San Franaiseo, and Vernal (Nippy) Jones, veteran first baseman, from Houston. Dempsey, turned back by the Pirates last summer as unworthy of the $75.000 price tag placed on him, split 14 decisions with the Seals. Jones, recuperating from a spinal operation. had been released by the St. Louis Cardinals, with whom he batted .267 in 80 games. Five clubs -- Brooklyn. New York, Boston, St. Louis in the National League, and Cleveland in the American, did not make any draft selections. Cost of a Triple A draftee is $10.000. a Double A draftee $7,500, a Class A $6,000, Class B $4,000, Class C $2,500 and Class D $2,000. Sox Take Wilson The White Sox came up with the hard-hitting Wilson, a .325 hitter with Birmingham, for only $7,500. They tried to get him last season · but considered the asking price of $40,000 too high. Wilson, former Red Sox property, slugged 29 home runs and drove in 112 runs. Detroit's Tigers picked young Alex Garbowski, a goodfield, no-hit snortstop from Seattle where he hit only .222. Washington added a pitcher, bespectacled southpaw Glenn Elliott. formerly with the Braves.. Elliott has a 15 '14 record at Sacramento. The Athletics liked Keith Thomas, a Syracuse outfielder who played at Kansas City last season, hitting .282 and driving in 81 runs. The Red Sox took Joe Bevan, » Hollywood infielder who did his playing for New Orleans where h« compiled a .286 mark and drove In «8 tallies. The World Champion Fixer Gets Long Term NEW YORK, Nov. 19 W--A basketball fixer was sentenced to a long prison term today by a judge who called college basketball and football a sordid big business. Five former college players also drew jail terms, and nine others received suspended sentences. "Commercialism and over-emphasis in intercollegiate football and basketball . are rampant throughout the country," said general sessions Judge Samuel S. Streit. He said the nation's schools are courting an "atomic athletic scandal." He sentenced Gambler Salvatore Sollazzo to eight to 16 years in prison for spending $22,000 to bribe basketball stars of big-time Madison Square Garden games. Streit called Sollazzo "a cool, calculating and cunning weasel, who preys on the gullible and unsuspecting." Five Players Sentenced Five former players drew jail terms as conspirators in the biggest scandal in the history of intercollegiate sports. One of them. Edward Card, a Sollazzo lieutenant from Long Island University, got an indeterminate sentence up to three years. Other former players and their sentences were Sherman White oi LIU, one year; Edward Warner and Alvin Roth of City College of New York, and Harvey "Connie" Schaff of New York University six months each. Schaff broke down at the sentence, his tall frame sagging at the knees. Later, however, he left the courtroom without aid. Judge Streit called the players 'mature young men, all over 2 years of age, who should have snown the iniquity of their conduct." The court suspended sentence on Adolph Biggs, Richard Feurtado, Nathan Miller, and Leroy Smith, all of LIU; and Norman Mager, Irwin Dambrot, Herber Cohen, Floyd Layne and Edward Roman, all of City College. Some Weep With Relief Some of them wept with relief at escaping jail terms. Cases against 16 other players are pending in the big cage scandal in which players rigged points in games for the benefit of gamblers District Attorney Frank S. Hog an said "the itch for easy money' led the young men to sell ou their schools. Judge Streit, however, saw the scandal as evidence of widespread corruption in the college athletic setup. He blamed college authorities alumni and coaches--labelling a "despicable" the attitude of manj big-time coaches. He advised the nation's school, to clean house in a hurry, or havi Congress or the States do it fo: them. Bribery such as unearthed on the basketball courts, Judge Strei went on, begins when schools bit for athletes. As examples of over-emphasi in football, Streit singled out Okla homa, Texas. Texas A. M., South ern Methodist. Pennsylvania, Ten nessee, Maryland and Kentucky Only Kentucky has been mixed up in the basketball scandal. Kentucky In Cotton Bowl DALLAS. Nov. 19 WV-Colorful Kentucky today accepted *n Invitation to play whatever team the Southwest Conference put* in the Cotton Bowl January 1. Kentucky, famed lor winning the Sugar Bowl last January 1 when it stopped Oklahoma's mightiest winning streak in college football and boasting % on« of the greatest passers to corrfe along in Babe Parilli. got the invitation ith still a game to play on the chedule--with mighty Tennessee ext Saturday. Just who Kentucky will meet in he $120,000 (per team) gridiron xtravaganza in Dallas won't be nown for two weeks. The South- est Conference, whose champion host team, has five teams still in le running for the title or a share it. Texas Christian, Rice, Bayor and Texas still can win it and outhern Methodist can tie for Kentucky already has played ne of those teams--Texas--and ost 7-6. eason is seven victories in 10 tarts but all the defeats wer« by lose scores--6 to 7 to Texas. 17 o 21 to Mississippi and ^ to 13 to Georgia Tech. Kentucky has eaten Tennessee Tech. Missis- ippi State, Villanova, Florida, /tiami, Tulane and George Wash- ngton. The Wildcats were brought to he Cotton Bowl under much the ame circumstancces as Tennessee ast January 1. At the time Tenessee was picked, it had a game vith Kentucky to play. It won hat one and made the Cotton Bowl ook good. Now, the Cotton Bowl undoubted- y would welcome with great joy victory by Kentucky over Tenessee Saturday. Tennessee al- eady is in the Sugar BowL U. Of Pa. Demands Tha TV Rights Be Returned PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19. The University of Pennsylvani today called for an end to the col lege football television experimen and demanded TV rights be return ed to the colleges in 1952. Francis T. Murray, Penn's ath letic director and a bitter foe o controlled television of college foot ball, petitioned the Eastern Collcg Athletic Conference (ECAC) t "permit its membership" to mak its own TV arrangements in 195 "individually with ite opponents. Murray described the presen college television program as di rected by the National Collegiat Association, "a bad example o commercialism in collegiate sports. Penn fought the NCAA ban bu later relented and cancelled con tract? to televise its eight hom games when traditional opponents threatened to break relations. The NCAA started the TV ex periment in an effort to judge th effect of television on college gat receipts. Penn. a pioneer in colleg football television, had displaye its games on the screen for 11 year and always was one of the nation attendance leaders. This season with no TV, Penn's attendance s far is off 15 per cent as compare- with last year's figures. Although Penn has had a poo season, winning four and losin four, heretofore, even in lean vie tory years, it was no trick for Pen to fill Franklin Field for such tra citional games as Army, Navy Princeton and other Ivy League rivalries. ost Three Close Ones The Wildcats' record for the May Clean Up Sports Card WASHINGTON. Nov. 19 WPW- Seven college presidents agreed today to r»move whatever evils there are in the intercollegiate athletic program. The college president* are members of a special committee set up by th* American Council on Education--the first, time in history such a high ranking group ever was named to look into sports. Ironically, their meeting began here almost at the very moment that five former college basketball players were being sentenced to jail in New York on bribery charges. And the presiding judge. Saul S. Streit, in a blast at "trickery, devices, frauds and forgery" used to bring in--and keep--star athletes. said: "The responsibility for the sports scandal must be shared not only by the crooked fixers and the corrupt players, but also by the college administrations . . ." The college presidents met behind closed doors with sports writers and athletic commissioners. Their views were given in news conferences held by the committee chairman. Dr. John A. Hannah of Michigan State College. There was no direct comment on the judge's statement But even before he had heard of Streit's blast, Hannah told reporters: "We realize we must be responsible for the total operation of the university. We have a real concern in the protection of the integrity in hlgner education." "For sports," Hannah said: "We start with the assumption that there is much good in college sports. We want to preserve what's good and take the evil out.' Were the Presidents agreed that sports must be de-emphasized? "The general tenor," Hannah re- The selection of Kentucky today vas something of a surprise. It. lad been indicated there would be at least a week's lapse before ny team was picked when the Cotton Bowl selection committee met yesterday. But the committee today decided to go ahead and get it over with. Coach Paul Bryant said at Lex- ngton that "1 consider it *. great lonor. I am confident the team will play in a way that will justify the selection. I am really proud of those boys." plied, "was that something has to be done." Hannah said this feeling about ports was held by many a college ^resident. At a recent meeting 01 epresentatives from about 60 land Interstate League Schedule Adopted HAGEP.STOWN, Nov. Interstate League baseball teams, will play a 140-game schedule next year, officials representing the eight clubs decided today at their annual fall meeting. The Class B league will begin its schedule April 23 and finish Sept. 1, according to present plans. The group elected Frank Spair of Harrisburg, Pa., as vice president and Jimmie Walters of Trenton, N. J., statistician. Gerald P. Newton of Conshohcken, Pa., who is serving a two year term as president, presided at today's meeting. A threte man committee was named to bring the league's rules and by-laws up to date. It consists of Huius Edwards of Hagerstown. George Smith of Salisbury, and Spair. The team officials also voted to hold an all-star game but will not set the date until their February meeting. Hagerstown will be host at a February 7 banquet for sports writers and radio broadcasters who cover the league. Interstate teams are Hagerstown and Salisbury, Md.; Wilmington, Del, and Harrisburg. Allentown, Lancaster York and Sunbury, Pa Recreation League Latest Results "Coca-Cola. 3: Monocacy Inn, fl *B. R. Poultry. 2; Kelly Mill, 1 *V. F. W. T 3; Fout Spring Wks., 0 *Asco, 3: Dorsey Meats. 0 "Joe's Cleaners, 3; Broad Run, 0 Wednesday Night Matches Fout Spring Wks. vs S R Poultry Dorsey Meats vs V. F. W. Coca-Cola vs ASCO Thursday Night Matches Monocacy Inn vs Broad Run Joe's Cleaners vs Kelly Mills Standings Of The Teams Pts Coca-Cola 33 Kelly Mill 2 Monocacy Inn 2i S R Poultry 26 Joe's Cleaners 24 V. F. W. 2 Dorsey Meats 2i Fout Spring Wks 16 ASCO 15 Broad Run 12 Weekly Statistics High individual game (Tied)-Grove and Baker, (Kelly Mill) 144; high individual set--Burrie 1 (Joe's Cleaners). 382; high team set--Joe's cleaners, 1,769. Arcade Bowling League (Friday Nifrht Div.) Latest Results "Coca-Cola, 3; Ideal Ga., 0 "High Rock, 3; Price Elec., 0 *Staley Gro., 2; Church Hill, 1 *Montgy. Co. 5. 2; Stup Texaco, 1 *Farrnall. 3; Bye, 0 "Points for total pinfall About 400 types of cheese are produced in the United States. The province of Alberta, Canada, has an area of 255,285 square miles. , Yankees added some infield insurance, acquiring Mauch, a .304 utility Infielder, from Milwaukee. The Pirates plucked · Clement Koshorek. a pint-sized shortstop from Toledo. The 5-foot-6 Koshorek had a .281 mark at Little Rock. Standings Of The Teams Pts Coca-Cola 2.. Staley's Gro High Rock 22 Stup Texaco 2 Church Hill 19 Montgy. Co. 5 Price Electric 19 Ideal Garage 1 Farmall .13 Weekly Statistics High individual game--C. Green (Farmall), 142; high individual se --Mike Mulcahey (High Rock). 371 high team game and set Rock, 57fl and 1,670. High Contrary to popular opinion, »1 trout have scales, Although they are small and ineonfpieuou* i» some speciei. grant colleges. »w» Mid. a rmolutton wa» passed unanimously commend- ng the council for namlne Mw committee. But Hannah warned that It would probably be weeks--and might be months--before any verdict is reached. He listed three steps the presidents plan to take: 1. Find out exactly what the problem is. 2. Decide how R best may b« solved. 3. Figure out some way to enforce the decision. Hannah said he had heard rumors that some people thought this might be merely a justification of college sports. "That's not the ease." he said. "Certainly this is not to be a whitewash of intercollegiate athletics." The committee spent today trying; to find out the problem, and the discussions ranged from gambling on games to recruiting of athletes. Judge Comments On Maryland Grid Team NEW YORK. Nov, 19 (/P)--Judge Samuel S. v Streit, in criticizing college football as a sorbid big business, said this In reference to the University of Maryland: "At Maryland, we find Lynn Beightol, the most publicized player in the history of Cumberland. Famous coaches visited Beightol. the Governor of Kentucky wrote to him but Maryland got its football man. On the present squad ol 07, 42 are from Pennsylvania, 10 from New York, five from New Jersey and three from Rhode Island." Asked to comment on the statement. Geary Eppley, dean of men and chairman of. the athletic council snid: "I haven't checked it but that probably is a fact. It is generallj true that schools all over draw football players from Pennsylvania and elsewhere. "We have always had quite R few from out of the State. Probably no so many as we now have but the bulk of our students from outside of Maryland nnd the District of Columbia come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey und New York. "Take 1938, when we wore not winning mnny football gtRnies. Of the 23 lettermen that season. 13 came from out of state. Six of them are still In Maryland. Three stayed here to teach and three others arc In business." Erdelatz Puts Maryland No. 1 New York, Nov. 10. (fl)--Navy's Coach Eddie Erdelatz. whose pro- teges have lost to some of the best teams In the country, said today he'd rate Maryland No. 1 among those he's faced with Princeton no better than fourth. "Maryland has plenty of horses," 1h'e Middie mentor told a luncheon meeting of New York football writers. "They have a good running attack and plenty of depth. "Their big back, Ed ModzelewskI, Is one of the finest players we've seen." After Maryland. Erdelata said he and his team rated their opponent* this way: 2. Rice--"speedy and scrappy." 3. Notre Dame -- "tremendous power even in the mud." 4. Princeton--"a well-coached team but they didn't do too well against us. Kazmater hurt us with his passing but gained only five yards on the ground in 11 tries." Navy was tied by Yale, 7-7, then lost successively ^to Princeton 2420; Rice, 21-14: Northwestern, 167; Pennsylvania, 14-0; Notre Dame, 10-0, and Maryland. 40-21. Won First Last Week Last Saturday the Middies won their first game, beating Columbia 21-7. Erdelatz declined to predict on the Army-Navy gamp Dec 1, but said: "Our scouting reports are that Army is improving tremendously right along." While Eddie refused to make a guess, Columbia's Lou Little, the only coarh whose team has lost to both Army and Navy, didn't hesti- tate. "On the basts of the two games I'd have to say Navy is better,' said Lou. "We were able to move Mie ball Th* New*, Frederick, "MA., Tuesday, November 20, 1951 WBVKW about 335 yard* against Army but we co\ildn't budge Navy on the ground. Navy's defensive unit hard us much more than Army. "Still, 1 understand Army U coming iilong fnsl so I guess the Ramp this year will go to which- ·ver tpnm has the leaner Wolves, the one that's most hungry." Thanksgiving Set By Law For 4th Thursday Thanksgiving hns bee-n on Thursday for many years but not on the some date, because some Novembers have four Thursdays and some hcvc tlvp. There are five Thursdays in November this year, but Thanksgiving corns on the fourth which Is November 22. Up until recently, Thnnksgiving was supposed to be on the last Thursday. President Roosevelt almost set off a revolution In 1939 by proclaiming the third Thursday as ThnnksRiviniR. to accommodate businessmen who wanted a longer riittmas shopping season between the holidays. Some states set their own dates, and Thanksgiving was « running festival that year. In 1941, President Roosevelt declared he wouldn't set Thanksgiving on the third Thursday any more. But Congress went him one better and officially set aside the fourth Thursday as Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has its roots In New England Pilgrim times, as every schoolboy knows. But it took II a century or so to get really established. The Pilgrim? set aside a day o thnnksclvinjt at Plymouth righ' after their first harvest in 1621 The Massachusetts Bay colony hac Its first Thanksgiving in 1630. but it didn't become an annual f estiva w i t h them until 50 years later, in 1680. Connecticut had its first day o; Thanksgiving in 163B. and annually after 1647. except for 1675, when 11 skipped, perhaps because it didn' have much to be thankful for. Thf Dutch In New Netherlands (New YorlO first celebrated it in 1644. and occasionally thereafter The Continental Congress declnr ?d days of thanksgiving now anc then during the Revolution, Presl dent George Washington get th* jrecedent for Thursday when he ieclared a national Thanksgiving loliday on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1789. and another In 1795. Even In the early part of the 19th century. Thanksgiving was irref- jlar and up to the whimj of the states. President Lincoln fixed H as the ast Thursday in November Jn 1864, and succeeding presidents follow* his example until modern time*, w, it appears, it will be the fourth Thursday of November, whether he month has five Thursdays or not. Social Situation A friend does you * favor and vou do not have a chance to thank lim at the time. Wrong: Let it go. 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