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Section Sunday, Feb. 12 DETROIT FREE PRESS llappy' to Cast Lot with Lions as He Signs for 3 Seasons Big Day for Lions Nativity, St. Andrew Near Showdown ALICE BAUER BOWS INX FLORIDA FINAL, 5 AND 4 Gives Big Sister Links Lesson fc rmonwwaWWhwwBBMaA rtm -it-tiT-V i-r litri -n "trmt ir----nrr 7 HiMinu'Wl McMillin to Keep: Star at End Yearly Salary Put at Nearly $20,000 BY BOB LATSHAW The worrying is over. Leon Hart, fabulous end from Notre Dame, has signed a three-year contract to play football for the Detroit Lions. The announcement was made Saturday by Coach Bo McMillin.

Although the terms of Hart's contract were not disclosed, it is safe to assume that he will annually earn nearly $20,000. That figure will include his salary as an engineer with a Detroit automotive concern. IF HART I LAD BEEN available when the two pro leagues were battling each other a year ago, he probably could have demanded and received a $25,000 confract. "I am genuinely happy to be with the Lions," Hart said after signing his contract. "It has long been my hope to play professional football." Perhaps the best news to come out of the signing conferences is one announcement made by McMillin.

"Our present plans are for Leon to play his familiar end position. We are designing our plans for 1950 with that in mind," McMillin declared. X-; tr Rival Fives Favored in Semifinals Flyers Out to Win 2nd Division Debut BY HAL SCHKAM Semifinal games in the Catholic League's Second Division basketball playoffs will highlight Sunday's parochial court program. Nativity, the defending league champion and winner of 14 straight games, meets St. Paul at St.

John Berchman gymnasium at 8:30 p.m. ST. ANDREW, five-time ruler of the Third Division performing for the first time in the Second, engages St. Mary of Royal Oak at Catholic Central High at 8:30 p.m. Both games will be preceded by junior varsity playoff contests starting at 7 p.m.

Both Nativity and St. Andrew rule as heavy favorites. In fact, the probable clash between these two crosstown giants already has the league buzzing. Providing come through in semifinal assignments, they will meet a week from Sunday, Feb. 19, at Hamtramck High School for the Second Division title.

HEADED by such sharpshooters as Forwards Bob Wuhlbrecht and Ed Kovach and sLx-foot-three John Basilico, sophomore center, Nativity has been installed a 10-point choice over St. Paul, champion of the Eastern Section. After clinching its sectional title St. Paul has slipped. It has been beaten in its last two starts.

St. Mary of Royal Oak, the Suburban Sectional kine re Associated Prese "Wirephoto IIAKT (RIGHT) MAKES IT OFFICIAL, Eddie Anderson (standing), Bo McMillin have reason to smile Lindsay Ordered to Take Vacation Wing Bosses Tell Scoring Star to Spend Week at Hot Springs BY MARSHALL. DANX Professional hockey reaches a historic milestone Sunday with the introduction of the whackiest event to skid across the ice in seasons. Ted Lindsay, star of the Red Wings, is being sent MARLENE BAUER receives trophy after victory over PLENTY OF RECORDS Spartan Swimmers Soak Purdue, 54-30 Special to the Free Press EAST LANSING Michigan State's swimming team scored another victory over a Big Ten rival when it defeated Purdue, 54 to 30. Earlier in the week, the Spartan tankmen whipped the University of Michigan for the first time in 26 meets.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (U.R) Pert Marlene Bauer gave Big Sister Alice a thorough 5-and-4 trouncing in their all-in-the-family finale of the Palm Beach Women's golf championships. Then Marlene softened thejblow by hugging and kissing her sister with tears in her eyes. Li'l Mariene, the 15-year-old darling of the" women's winter tournament swing, who has given the golfing feminine division its biggest lift since Babe Didrikson was hitting them a mile, won with ALICE, 22, pretty and attired in white shorts and yellow sweater, started out Jay Winning the first hole in the match-play finale. Marlene, pretty and attired in white shorts and red sweater, promptly tied it up.

Then, from the time they came to the sixth hole still all even, she showed who was boss in the family. Marlene's second shot trickled to within three feet of the pin. She plunked it in to take a lead she never lost. a -a IT WAS THE fourth time the sisters had battled their way through the brackets of a tournament only to face each other in the finals. Alice defeated Marlene in the finals of the Long Beach (Calif.) Women's Open this year and each has won against the other in the last two Los Angeles Women's Opens.

Rough on 'Hot-Shots' That's Usual Story in Free Press Tourney BY DICK PETERS You don't need to be a "hotshot" to win money in the Free Press-Palmer Park mixed doubles bowling tournament. In fact, percentages favor you if you're not an all-star bowler. TAKE THE CASE of Al and Ceil Siantz, defending champions the tournament. Al carried a 180 average lat year when he entered the Free-Press-Palmer Park pindig. His wife's average was a mild 131.

When their time to bowl came, however, it was a different matter. Al slammed in games of 190, and 258, but it was Mrs. Siantz who really lugged home that $500 first prize. She started off with 142, then sizzled up to 210 and finished with 164. Under the tournament regulations, they ho.d carried a 53-pin handicap per game and that gave them a final tally of 1326.

There were 1,805 couples in the tournament last year, including the finest male and female sharpshooters in Michigan, None could top the Siantzes. OVER THE last five Free Press-Palmer Park tourneys, no big-name star has walked off with first prize. Entry deadline for the tournament is next Sunday. The pins start falling Feb. 25, continuing for five week-ends.

Entry blanks are available at all bowling alleys or by writing the Free Pres3 sports Grid Giants Trainer Dies NEW YORK (U.R) Charles Porter, 68, trainer of the New York football Giants since 1930 died of an intestinal ailment at Knickerbocker Hospital. Porter, a graduate of Exeter Academy and Syracuse University, trained football teams at Yale, Syracuse, New York University and Manhattan before joining the Giants. Touche for Tartars Wayne University's fencing team won both sabre and foil events to gain its fifth straight victory of the season. Th Tartars defeated the University of Chicago, 16 to 11. Marlene W.

B. LANGFORD Gavilan Sings Blues Irked by Split Vote Loss to Graham NEW YORK (fi) Kid Gavilan's camp is blowing a gasket about the Cuban Keed's upset loss to Billy Graham. Screaming "murder," they asked for a Tuesday date with Eddie Eagan, chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, to protest- the decision. ACTUALLY IT isn't that important. Not unless you had a couple of bob on Graham, the 4 1 underdog in Friday's Madison Square Garden mill.

From this corner It looked like Gavilan by a whisker 5-4-1. We wouldn't argue with the decision. Nobody inflicted enough damage to raise a riot about the vote. Referee Ruby Goldstein had Graham, 27-year-old New Yorker, out front 6-3-1. Judge Art Aidella saw it closer, 5-4-1, with Billy on top.

Judge Harold Barnes found for Gavilan 5-4-1. The crowd of 11,812 that paid $37,035 roared its approval of the majority vote. GOVERNOR THOMAS Dewey, an interested ringside spectator, found it tough to pick a winner. He said he thought it was very close but, if he had to make a decision, he would tab Graham. There was wide division of opinion among the newspaper men.

Of 100 queried, six thought Gavilan had an edge. Goes 2,000 Miles ior Ace Kenneth R. Beardslee, a past president of Lochmoor Country Club, went nearly 2,000 miles recently to score his hole-in-one. Beardsley aced the 135-yard No. hole at Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado Springs, Feb.

5, while on a business trip. He was playing with Jerry Tone and used No. 7 iron. Canada's Best Tackles Talbert MONTREAL (JP) Bill Talbert, third-ranking United States amateur who was forced to go all out in his semifinal match, will meet Henri Rochon, top-ranking Canadian player, in the finals of the Chateauguay Regiment's indoor tennis tournament. Young Lome Main, a comer from Vancouver, B.

gave Talbert the workout Friday night before the veteran New Yorker won out. 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 10-8. SAYS THAT'S 36 Years dazzle" offense, was the No. 1 exponent of the now obsolete double wing. He started his career at the University of Pittsburgh in 1914.

Later he went to Stanford University as an assistant to Glenn (Pop) Warner, and then to Washington and Jefferson. After two seasons at he moved to Colgate, where he wrote the most successful chapter of his career. He remained at Colgate for 17 years, where his colorful Red Raiders of the Chenango Valley achieved national renown. His greatest team was the unbeiten Marlene Associated Press Wirephoto ALICE BAUER older sister The Spartans won six of the nine events on the program. Meet records were set in four events.

Michigan State's top performance came in the 300-yard medley relay. The Spartans were clocked in 2:52.2 for a meet and pool record. OTHER MARKS were set in the 400-yard free-style relay; by Dage Hoffman, of Michigan State, in the 440-yard free-style and Everett Brooks, of Purdue, in the 150-yard backstroke. The victory was Michigan State's fifth in six meets. Purdue has split in six starts.

The summaries: 30O.YARD MEDLEY RELAY: 1 MSC (Patterson, Omans, Duke) 2 Purdue. Time (breaks MSC varsity record and pool record of 2:52.7 set by MSC this year). 200-YARD FREE STYLE: 1 Kosmo-tos. Purdue; 2 Hoffman. MSC: 3 Miller.

MSC. Time 2:14.7. SO-YARD FREE STYLE: 1 Patnn. MSC: 2 Thomas. Purdue: 3 Cull.

MSC. Time :3.1. DIVING: Simpson. MSC. points: Williams.

MSC. 337.35: 3 Huhley. Purdue. 334.8. 100-YARD FREE STYLE: 1 Scholes.

MSC: 2 Cull. MSC: 3 Thomas, Purdue. Time :52.2. ISO-YARD BACKSTROKE: 1 Brooks. Purdue: 2 Kortes.

MSC: Shoop. MSC. Time 1:35.9 (breaks dual meet record 1::18.0 set by Kortes In 1949). 200-YARD BREASTSTROKE: 1 Dun-lop. Purdue: 2 Seihold.

MSC 3 Omans. MSC. Time 2:19.8. 440-YARD FREE STYLE: 1 Hoffman. MSC: 2 Kosmetos.

Pnrdue; 3 Dzioba. MSC. Time 1:54.0 (breaks dual meet Tecord of 4:55.0 set by Kosmetos In 1949). 400-YARD FREE STYLE RELAY: 1 Michigan State (Miller. Verity.

Scholes. Quigley): 2 Purdue. Time 3:30.2 (breaks dual meet record of 3:32.0 set by MSC in 1949). Delay Action on ar LYNCHBURG. Va.

The Southern Conference failed in its efforts to fill its newly-created post of commissioner. After three written ballots, the Conference voted to delay action on the appointment of a commissioner until a special meeting or the next annual meeting in December, 1950. After the first ballot the list of candidates was narrowed down to two persons Wallace Wade, Duke University football coach, and Richard A. Smith, athletic director at Washington and Lee. Increase The Life of Your Add Tire Mileage 1 Lubricate chassis.

"WHEREVER Mr. McMillin wants me to play, that's the spot I want to win on the team," Hart said. "Bo's the boss, you know." There has been conjecture concerning Hart's switch to fullback. He earned All-America rating on everyone's team with his end play. Those who watched him are certain he's most valuable at that spot.

In signing Hart, the Lions get the most publicized and honored football player in a decade. The 225-pound, six-foot-five star won every major football award of the season. His honors included two of sport's top trophies the Heis-man and Maxwell Awards. In addition, he was honored by sports groups in Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. Hart was co-captain of the 1949 Notre Dame team.

He has the distinction of never having played football on a losing team high school or college. A NATIVE of Turtle Creek, Hart celebrated his 21st birthday Nov. 2. He played both offense and defense for the Irish, working at left end on offense and the opposite side on defense. Offensively, Hart caught 19 passes' for 257 yards last year, lie has a collegiate record of 49 passes caught for 701 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Hart was the "bonus" choice in the annual pro player draft. He was drawn by the Lions before the pro leagues merged. One of the first battles Won by Detroit at the National American League meeting was the fight to keep Hart. HE IS THE first rookie signed for 1C50. He will join three former teammates when he gets to training camp next August.

Frank Tripucka, John Panelli and Jim Mello are the three other Irish stars now playing with Detroit. Tripucka and Hart kept the Irish football string intact two years ago. Hart grabbed a pass from Frank and ambled for a touchdown which gave Notre, Dame a 14-14 tie with Southern California. In addition to being named All-America for three straight years, Hart has compiled an enviable scholastic record. He maintained an 85-plus average as a mechanical engineer.

"HART'S ADDITION to our squad is another step toward converting Detroit into a championship contender," President E. J. Anderson said. "We have several other deals ahead which we anticipate will build us into a winning team next fall." Bout Set MONTREAL (U.R) Chuck Taylor, welterweight from Coal- port, will meet Johnny Greco, Canadian welterweight champion in a 10-rQund bout at the Montreal Forum on Feb. 27.

QUITS LEBANON, Kerr Ends LEBANOON, Pa. (U.R) Andy Kerr, "inventor" of gridiron razzle-dazzle and one of the most famed football coaches of all time, re signed as head coach at little Lebanon Valley College. Thus ended a glorious career that spanned 36 years. The 71-year-old "dean of Eastern colleeg coaches" said he defi nitely would not accept a new coaching position again. However, he said he would remain as head coach of the East team in the annual East-West Shrine charity game, a position he has held for 23 years.

7 KERR, WHO pioneered "razzle- to 13 a South for a vacation. It sounds like an April Fools' Day gag, but this is February and Lindsay actually is going. He's been ordered to. an exclusive Hot Springs (Ark.) resort for a six-day rest. It's no joke and no strings are attached.

It will be a vacation, simple and pure, for Teddy. THE FLASHY left wing, leading scorer and No. 1 man in the National Hockey League, will take his leave Sunday night after the Wings play in New York City. Traveling under orders issued by Manager Jack Adams, Lindsay will fly to Hot Springs to bathe and relax in the plush surroundings of a millionaires' playground. The guady jaunt (with pay) will see Lindsay missing one league game.

While Ted is on the solo honeymoon, his less- fortunate teammates must sweat over a hot hockey rink without his presence Wednesday in Chicago. The Cinderella story does a fadeout next Saturday. Lindsay must pull nimseir away from the prescribed task of loafing in time to join the team that night in Toronto. Adams announced that the arrangement was made solely to give the scrappy little battler a rest. He said that Ted was drawn a little fine in conditioning and thinks that the interlude is expected to pack Lindsay full of vitality for the remaining two months.

THIS STUNT was conceived between Adams and Vice President Jim Norris. First, they planned to base Operation Rest Cure in Florida, but became fearful of Ted's sunburn eensitivity. This is a revolutionary move in hockey. Ted becomes the first to get such "junior executive" treatment, and told to get OUT of condition, to boot. The reaction possibilties are limitless.

Does Sid Abel get to go to Palm Springs the next week, then Jack Stewart to Acapulco, Mexico, and Harry Lumley to Guatemala? Who can tell? A call for volunteers would cause a stampede certainly. (Note: This also should extend to hockey writers especially those bruised and battered by any bullying coaches.) Pucksters Union, Local 23, might claim it as a precedent worthy of developing. This easily can start demands for a paid vacation clause to be inserted in every hockey contract. WHAT ABOUT the rest of the league? Wait until Toronto hears about this. Mighty howls will arise from a certain gent there who terms every new idea as either "dangerous" or "silly" unless he thought of it first.

If this, is the sort of thing that happens with the 70-game schedule, it'll be the first to find favor among the players. They'd even accept an 80-game card without a squawk. For Lindsay, it will have one minor drawback. He's leading the scoring race which pays off $2,000 to the winner. But, presumably he'll bear up bravely under the handicap of getting to play one less game.

Buckeye Sets Tank Record MADISON, Wis. (U.R) An Ohio State swimmer set a National record as his team beat the University of Wisconsin, 50 to 34. Jack Taylor, Ohio State free-styler, set the record with a 4 :45.3 speed for the 440-yard event. It betters the old mark of 4:46.4 for a 20-yard course. Going South TED LINDSAY Gets midseason vacation auer Picks Baylor Aides Bradford, Michalske Named to Grid Staff WACO, Tex.

(P) Vic Bradford and Mike Michalske were named assistant football coaches at Baylor University by new Head Coach George Sauer. Bradford, 34, was one of two assistants not rehired at Navy at the end of last season and Sauer quit as head coach there because of this. He will serve as backfield coach. MICHALSKE, FORMER Penn State Lineman and pro football player, will be line coach. Bob Ingalls was the other assistant to Sauer who was not rehired by Navy.

Other Baylor assistants are Jim Crow, assistant athletic director, Bill Henderson, Pete Jones, and Jack Wilson, all veterans of the Baylor staff. Sauer was named head coach at Baylor recently to replace Bob Woodruff, who accepted a job as athletic director and head coach at the University of Florida. Unlucky Irish LONDON (JP) England's Rugby Union football team scored an upset victory over Ireland, 3 to 0. This Week's Cage Schedule MONDAY Michigan at Minnesota. Ollvrt Aquinas.

Ferris at Michigan Tech. Hiiiftdale at Albion. TUESDAY Petroit at Michigan State. Jiio Grande at Lawrence Tech. Adrian at Kalamaioo.

How at Alma. Ferris at Northern Michigan. Jackson 3C at Grand Kapiris JC. Tort Huron JC at Highland Park JC. WEDNESDAY alvin at Knox.

Michigan Normal at Hillsdale. Bar ity JC at Uearborn JC. THURSDAY W. Michigan at Loyola. Hawaii at Lawrence Tech.

Alma at Detroit Tech. Calvin at IVheaton. FRIDAY Petrnit at Oklahoma AAM. Vame at Michigan State, Grand Rapids JC at Aquinas. Central Michigan at Soo Tech.

Bat lit? JC at Jackson JC. Muskegon JC at Flint JC. SATURDAY Detroit at Tnlsa. Mii liiKim at Illinois. Western Reserve at W.

Michigan. Northern Michigan at Suomi. Kalamazoo at Alhion. Alma at Adrian. Michigan Tech at Wayne.

Hone at Hillsdale. Michigan Normal at Kent State. Muskegon JC at Port Huron JC. Jackson JC at Benton Harbor JC. I.

IWi. J. ill ceived a major jolt to its title dreams when Jim Wagner, one of the league's finest playmakers and a steady point-producer, suffered a broken wrist in a practice session a week ago. WAGNER'S injury put most of the offensive burden on Center Chuck Collini, a capable pivot star. St.

Andrew, on the other hand, was bolstered at midseason by the eligibility of Jerry Olesko, a fine junior guard who transferred from St. Casimlr. Holy Redeemer, West Side First Division champion, will be favored -to close out a perfect league season when the Lions invade St. Gregory at 3 p.m. In other games Sunday, St.

Theresa is at home to Lourdes at 3:30 p.m. and St. Joseph invades St. Stanislaus at 8 p.m. Latin Games Honor State Foil Champ Byron Krieger, Michigan and Midwest foil and saber champion, has been named an official of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Games.

The "Latin Olympics' will be held at Guatemala Feb. 23 to March 11. All the officials will be Americans. Krieger is one of 10 United States stars named, to handle the fencing events. He will leave Detroit Feb.

21 for the three-week trip, with all expenses paid by the Central American Games Committee. Heads Golfers TORONTO () Charles S. Watson, of Toronto, was elected president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association at its annual meeting. TROUSERS Altered to fit you while yon wait, up to 8:30 p. m.

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The Leaders NEW YORK OP) Following is the result of the Associated Press poll to find the greatest athlete of the past 50 years. Total points are figured on a 3-2-1 basis for first, second and third choices. First-place votes are in parentheses: Nairn Points jim Thorpe 875 Biihe Ruth 8ti 3 Jack llpninwy (19) 24 1 Ty Cobb (II) 148 Bobb Jones (2) 88 fi Joe I.ouis (3) 73 7 Red (3) B7 8 Jesse Owens (O) SI l.ou Gehrig (4) 34 10 Broneho Naiclirskl (1) 2fi 11 Jarkie Robinson (2) 24 I- Bob Mathias (O) 13 13 Walter Johnson (1) li II Glenn Davis (O) 11 1.T Bill Tilden (O) 16 (ilenn Cunningham (0) 8 17 (ilenn Morris (O) 8 18 Cornelius Warmerdam (1) 7 Others who received points In the balloting were Joe IHMagcio, Charlie Trippi. John Kelly. Paavo Nurmi, Ernie Nevers, George Gipp, Stan Musial.

J. Howard Berry, Gene Tunney. Johnny Weismnller. Clarence Herschberger. Inke Kohanamoku.

Paul Robeson. John Wooden, Les Patrick, Mickey Cochrane, Dr. Dave Freeman, Ben Hngan, Benny Onsterbaan. Rogers Ilornsby, Frank Gotch, Sammy Itiueh, Willie Honpe, F.rnet Torrance, Byron Nelson, Sidney Franklin. Rube Waddell.

Clarence Demar. Torger Tokel, Carl Hubbell. Ted Williams. Honus Wagner. Barney Ber-linger, Henry Armstrong, Joe Fulks, Christy Mathewson, Sam Snead and Otto Graham.

Hahn Wins, Team Loses NEW YORK Detroiter Ed Hahn advanced to the second round of the National amateur squash racquets championships here Saturday, but the Detroit team lost in its debut. Hahn stopped Carter Ferguson, of Philadelphia, 18-15, 15-11, 15-12. The Detroit team was whipped by Providence, R. 4 to 1. IBC Matches Roach, Small NEW YORK (TP) The International Boxing Club announced that it had signed Laverne Roach, of Plajnview, and Georgie Small, of Brooklyn, for a 10-round middleweight bout at the St.

Nicholas Arena Wednesday, Feb. 22. ALL on Grid untied, unscored upon Colgate squad of 1932 that introduced the double-spinner to college football. WHEN HE REACHED the forded retirement age of 68 at Colgate in 1946, Kerr said he was through with big-time college coaching and began looking around for a job at a small schooL Dr. Clyde A.

Lynch, president I of Lebanon Valley, got Kerr by telling him "just come to our i school. You won't have to win all your games to make us happy." In his three years at Lebanon Valley, his flying Dutchmen teams won 15 games, lost nine and tied; one. i Repack rear spring covers. Inspect tires. Check oil filter.

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