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Senators Break Yankees’ Streak; Bums Stop Ottmen
NEW YORK STRING
SHATTERED, 10-3
NEW YORK, Sept. 1. — (/P) -
Breaking loose for five runs in th(
eighth inning, the Washington Sen
ators came from behind to defea
the New York Yankees 10-7 today
and snap a New York four-game
winning streak.
Knuckle-bailer Roger Wolff, ir
relief, was credited with the vic
tory, his first since May 13, ending
an 11-game losing streak, the long
est in the majors.
The Senators outhit the Yankees
15 to 11. with George Myatt, Stan
Spence and Joe Kuhel getting three
hits each and batting in two runs
apiece.
The Senators’ big eighth started
after the first two men had been
retired. Wilfred Lefebvre hit a
pinch single, thereafter Myatt, Ku
hel. Jorge Tores, Spence and
George Case followed with succes
sive singles to give the Nats a
three-run lead. Jim Turner, third
of four Yankee pitchers, was the
loser.
The Yankees were recipients of
10 bases on balls, eight by starter
Arnold (Jug) Thesenga,, a former
semi-pro from Wichita, making his
first major league start, but fail
ed in the pinches-, leaving 11 run
ners stranded.
Paul Wtaer Signed by the Yank
ees just refer* today's games as
a free agent, made his first Amer
ican league safety, a pinch-hit sin
gle in the sixth inning, to score
the first Yankee run and drove
Tliesenga from the modna.
: R H E
Washington .. 100 200 250—10 15 2
N«w Ycrk 000 004 300— 7 11 0
Batteries: Kaefner. Wolff, Car
rasquel- Thesenga and Ferrell:
Donald. Turner. Johnson, Roser
and Garbark.
BOSOX DEFEAT ATHLETICS
BOSTON, Sept. 1.—i/P>—The Bos
ton Red Sox heat the Philadelphia
Athletics 4 to 3 today as Joe Bow
man chalked up his eleventh win
of the season.
The Sox were trailing 2 to 1 in
the seventh inning when Jim Tabor j
got his thirteenth homer of the
season to tie things up. Then Roy
Partee singled and scored on a
single to Lou Finney.
The fourth Boston run came in
the eighth on a single by Tom
McBride, a double by Bob Johnson
and Partee’s long fly to center. The
first Sox tally came in the second
when Bobby Doerr singled and
came home on Ed Lakes double.
The Athletics collected a run
in the first, ftie seventh and the
ninth.
After Irvin Hall singled, he was
forced at second by Harold Epps,
who scored on Frank Hayes’ sin
gle. In the seventh, Dick Siebert
tripled and scored on Bill Me -
Ghee's long fly.
With one out the ninth, Sie
bert reached first on an error by
Lou Finney. McGhee drew the only
walk that Bowman issued and
George Kell’s scored Siebert.
With men on first and second.
Red Barrett relieved Bowman and
play wound up when Ed Busch hit
into a double play.
R H E
Philadelphia-. 100 000 101—3 8 0
Boston _ 010 000 21x—4 10 1
Batteries: Perry, Black and
Hayes: Barrett, Bowman and Par
Lee.
_\t_
Pavot Is Favorite
lit Saratoga Hopeful
NEW YORK. Sept. 1.—(>P)—Pav
ot.' two-year-old grandson of Man
O'iVar. already has a bank account
nf -$73,435 and is a heavy favorite
to Win his seventh s'raight race to
morrow in Saratoga’s Hdpeful and
to shove his earnings over the $125,
D00 mark.
Ten other juveniles have been
ehtered in the six and a half fur
long dash which has been won in
the recent past by such as Whirl
c-wjay. Devil Diver, Devil’s Thumb
and Bee Mac. The race this year
has a gross value of $61,050 of
which $53,350 will go to the win
r.ef.
Pavot began his career on June
26 by establishing a course record
of 1:05 1-5 for five and a half fur
longs at Delaware Park. He won
hi# next f ve starts and lowered
the mark to 1:04 2-5 on July.
*—--—
Sid Luckman Gets Grid Trophy
Sid Luckman. quarterback for the Chicago Bears, acknowledges
receipt of the Joe F. Carr Memorial Trophy, symbolic of the most
valuable plaver in the National Football League. The presentation
was made bv League Commissioner Elmer Layden (left) before the
Bears-College All-Stars game at Evanston 111. (AP wirephoto),_;
llookie Guards Face
Green Carolina Line
CHAPEL HILL, Sept. 1 —a pair
of flaming red-heads and an equal
ly scrappy pair of dark complect
ed rookies bid fair to make guard
one of the best fortified positions
in North Carolina young, green
line.
The four youngsters, who are be
ing groomed to split duty in the
center of the Tar Heel line, are
Johnny Walker, Edwin Golding,
Arthur Collins, and Ed Twohey.
Twohev once served as Mayor
of famed Boys’ Town, Nebraska.
He is now in the Naval ROTC here.
Collins is the other ‘Red.”
The Tar Heels have been look
ing fair in spots in their first
scrimmages, but the expected in
experience, weaknesses, and rough
spots have shown a need for much
strengthening and polishing.
‘If we only had three or four
seasoned veterans with finesse and
poise to build around,” Coach Gene
McEver lamented today, ‘as it is,
we have only or e letterman, and
he’s a tackle and not a back.”
The lone veteran is Tom Lane,
The 205-pound Tar Heel junior pro
mises to be a standout on one side,
but the other tackle, both ends, and
the whole backfield are full of
knotty problem for the new
coaches.
The guards are young and light,
too, all being freshmen or sopho
mores and ranging from 175 to 185
pounds, but they are a hustling,
scrappy lot, and they may well
turn out to be the strong point in
Carolina's line.
Walker was' a freshman at
Davidson, but the other three lead
ing candidates for these positions
have only high school experience.
Golding made the All-Metropoli
tan at Pelham, N. Y., High, while
Collins played for Rock Falls, €11.,
and Twohey for Boys’ Town, Neb.,
High, a ttbe.sa.me time he served
as ith Mayor.
All four have been looking good
on defense. Walker has also been
pacing the blockers. However, the
defense has overshadowed the of
fense so faT, and Coach McEver is
working to step up the whole at
tack. +
EYEMEN GOING UP
IN LEAGUE RACE
The City Optical softball team
continued their winning streak this
week by winning two contests
which puts them near the top place
held by the 141st ABNTT club in
the Municipal Softball league.
The Eyemen won the first half
of the Municipal league split and
are strong contenders to take the
second half of Ihe race.
Monday night the Optics ran
rough shod over the Spofford Spin
ners 1o take an 8 to 2 decision.
Thursday night behind the one
hit pitching of Leon Thomas, the
first half champs :ook a close one
from the Wilmington Coast Guard
by the score of 1 te 0.
The latter game was one of the
fastest played here m sc-'"
neither team allowed a man to
reach third base until Uc .a-.!
of the seventh irning. With two
out, Johnny Edens, third baseman
beat out a bunt and stole second
on t he next pitch. Robert Shipp
waited on a good one and singled
sharply to right field to score Ed
ens with the only marker of the
contest.
Clark, on the mound for the
Coast Guardsmen allowed but
1hree hits. Oscar Durant was be
hind the bat for the losers and
Edens caught for the Eyemen.
-V
Potatoes were first discovered
by white men in Colombia, South
America, in 1538.
Salty Ocean Spray
Brings New Blooms
The strange picture of Septem
ber blooming pear trees, boasting
blooms on only one side of each
tree, was described yesterday
by Addison Hewlett, Sr., chairman
of the Board of County Commiss
ioners.
Hewlett said salt spray that
sprinkled the pear trees at his
Masonboro Sound home the night of
the tropical storm ruined foliage
on the sound side of his trees.
Whereupon, the dead leaves fell
off, and just recently were succeed
ed by curling new green tips and
bursting white blooms.
Now the fruit trees wear a half
old, half-new appearance, he said.
BASEBALL’SISIG SIX
By The Associated Press
Player, Club G. AB. R. H. Pc.
Walker, D'dgrs 129 433 63 154 .456
Musial, Cards 124 483 98 170 .352
Medwick, G’nts 115 443 62 152 . 343
Johnson, R'd S~x 119 424 94 138 .326
Doerr, Red Sox 123 459 92 149 .325
Fox, Red Sox 107 439 64 145 .324
RUNS BATTED IN
American League
Stephens, Browns _91
Johnson, Red Sox_83
Lindell, Yankees _ 81
National League
Nicholson, Cubs - 97
Sanders, Cardinals _ 92
Elliott, irates _ 87
Local Players Picked
For All-State Outfit
Three players from the City
Optical softball team were placed
on the State All-Star team it was
learned here yesterday.
The Citp Optical club represent,
ed Wilmington in the N. C. soft
ball tournament recently held at
Gastonnia, N. C. They played two
games in the series, defeating
iiannapolis, 7 to 2 in the opener
ijind dropping a hard game to
Camp Mackall, 3 to 2 to be elimi
nated from the tournament.
Johnny Edens, who has been
catching for the Optic’s in the
Municipal league here, but who
shifted to third base for the state
games was selected to play the
hot corner on the first string All
Stars. Edens, one of the hardest
hitters in this section and an all
round athlete, won the favor of
the Gostonia fans with fast plays
and hard hitting in the two con
tests he participated in.
Neal Cockerham, First Sacker
of the Eysmen was selected to
play the initial sack on the sec
ond team. Cockerham has a re
markable record both afield and
at bat He is batting over .400 and
his fielding average is among the
best in the state.
Clyde Jordon, speed ball pitcher
of the Wilmington Firemen, who
made the trip to Gastonia with
the Optical team as an outside
player was selected to handle the
pitching chores for the second
string all star team. Officials at
the state meet said Jordon was
one of the fastest ball pinchers
seen in that section. He is the
Leading pitcher in the Municipal
league here.
Frank MacCall and Roy Cook,
co-managers of the Optical outfit
have already began plans for next
years state play.
GIANTS DEFEATED
BY BROOKLYN FOE
BRpOKLYN, Sept. 1—<*—'With
Art Herring gaining his second
victory in two starts against the
Giants, the Brooklyn Dodgers de
feated their New York rivals to
day 8-1, in the, opener of a four
game series.”
Herring who blanked the Giants
last Saturday, held them to four
hits, two by Mel Ott, who scored
the only Giant run-in the seventh
inning when he doubled and tallied
on Ernie Lombardi’s single.
The Dodgers jumped on Htyry
Feldman, who had defeated them
four straight times this season,
for six runs in the third and
Knocked him off the slab. The
other two runs came in the fifth.
Howie Schultz with a single and
double, drove in four Brooklyn
runs.
Joe Medwick slugging outfielder
of the New York Giants was hit
on the right elbow by a pitched
ball in the second inning and was
forced to retire from the game.
Examination in the club house
showed only a bruise.
/ R H E
New York .... 000 000 100—1 4 1
Brooklyn ..., 006 020 OOx—8 11 0
Batteries: Adams, Gee, Hansen,
Feldman and Lombardi; Herring
and Dwen.
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STANDINGS
American League
Washington 10, New York 7.
Philadelphia 3, Boston 4.
Detroit 6, St. Louis 3.
National League
Brooklyn 8, New York 1.
Boston 3-7, Philadelphia 2-4.
Chicago 3, Cincinnati 2.
St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 3.
STANDINGS
American League
Team _Won Lost Pet.
Sc. Louis _ 71 57 .555
Detroit . 68 58 .540
New York ...... 69 59 . 539
Boston . 69 60 .539
X—Cleveland ... 61 67 .473
Philadelphia .... 62 69 .473
X—Chicago . 58 67 .464
Washington. 54 75 .419
National League
Team Won Lost Pet.
St. Louis . 91 31 :746
Pittsburgh . 72 50 .590'
Cincinnati . 67 52 .563
New York .... 57 68 .456
Chicago . 55 66 .455
Boston .. 52 74 .413
Brooklyn . 50 77 .394
Philadelphia .... 48 75 ^390
(X Standings do not include late
night game at Chicago.
TODAY’S GAMES
NEW YORK, Sep?.. 1.—(A*)—Prob
able pitchers for tomorrow’s ma
jor league games, with won and
lost records in parenthesis:
American League
Washington at New York—Lefe
bvie (2-3) vs. Bonham (10-6).
Philadelphia at Boston—Christo
pBfer (11-11 vs. Woods (2-7).
Detroit at St. Louis (night) —
Gentry (7-13 vs. Shirley (4-4) or
Galehouse (6-6).
Cleveland at Chicago (night) —
Bagby (3-4) vs. Humphries (6-9).
National League
Bos(on at Philadelphia—Javery
(6-16) vs. Kennedy (0-3).
New York at Brooklyn—Voiselle
(17-14) vs. Melton (7-10) or Davis
(8-10).
St. Louis at Pittsburgh—Schmidt
(5-2) vs. Butcher (11-8).
Chicago at Cincinnati—Derring
er' (6-9) or Hanyzewski (2-5) vs.
Heusser (11-7).
-V
CONTRACTORS TO MEET
CHARLOTTE, Sept. 1. — (IP) —
Acting Executive Secretary Frank
H. Conner announced today that
the Carolinians branch of the As
sociated General Contractors of
America will hold its annual con
vention at Pinehurst Oct. 30-31.
Penn Starts Season
With Three Veterans
This is one of a series on the
prospects of major college and ser
vice football teams)
BY JACK SMITH
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 —<A>>—
Any resemblance between the man
with the long face and Penn coach
George Munger isn’t coincidental.
Munger is practically down -
hearted.
Ahead of him as he starts his
seventh season as football boss on
Frankiin Field are games with
Army, Navy and Michigan.
Behind him, gone forever, are
Bob Odell and other top stars who
gave him a tough team, that boast
ed six wins, two losses and a tie
in 1943.
At hand are only three letter
men from last year — Jack Rosen
than, end; Ray Stengel, guard, and
Walter Stickel, tackle. Of the three
only Stickel was a starting player
in the 1943 Cornell game, last on
the schedule.
“I” says Munger”, am not mak
ing any predictions.”
“The coach,” says Penn’s publi
city blurbs, “faces the most dif
ficult ask of his career.”
The team stars final practice
next Tuesday, 19 practice days be
fore the season kickoff Sept. 30
gainst Duke, fifth ranking colle
giate team last year.
Only Stickel seems assured of
his position.
In the backfield, there isn’t one
holdover from 1943, A1 Sica, 175
pounder from Toms River, N. J.,
had the call for tailback at the
end of the intra-spuad scrimmage
last week with £d Lawless of
Philadelphia the runnerup.
The chief resemblance between
Sica and Odell is that both were
trackmen. Odell, as a Siotix City
schoolboy, won the Iowa state low
hurdles championship. Sica turned
out for Lawson Robertson’s Penn
track team in the same' event as
a V-12 trainee.
Munger probably will tag
Johnny Martin, Philadelphia high
school star, for blocking back;
Anthony Minsi, Newardk, N. J.,
rookie, for wingback and Harry
Edneborn, Springfield, Pa. scholas
tic ace, for fullback. Edenbom is
a first rate kicker.
In the line there are four to
seven candidates for every position
and Munger says they all stack
up about even.
More than 50 per cent of the
candidates are V-12 trainees. The
others are 17-year-olds and ex-ser
yicemen, three of the latter having
been discharged for physical rea
sons.
Last year, the V-5, or Navy prt
Flight unit at Penn, turned up 17
squad members. This year not a
single student of that group is a
[candidate as the pre-flight school
‘closes within five weeks.
-— — ,. «
FORMER BOXING
CHAMP IN PARIS
By GLADWIN HILL
PARIS, Sept, 1.— (* —In fighting
trim and, despite his 50 years, tip
ping the scales at the same 168
pounds at which he fought Jack
Dempsey in 1921, dapper Georges
Carpentier was preparing today for
a comeback at a Paris nightclub
host.
When France fell Carpentier was
fighting his second war in the
French airforce as a sergeant phy
sical instructor.
The Germans took over his fam
ous night club in the Astoria Hotel
and since then he has been hosting
in the Lido bar on the champs Ely
sees, supporting his wife, daughter,
parents and brothers. The Lido
closed during liberation hostilities
and Carpentier hopes to reopen his
own place soon.
“I could have had millions if I’d
wanted to work for the Germans,
but I’d rather be the way I am—
broke,” he laughed during an inter
view.
He said the Germans didn’t both
er him much except to force him
to make one trip to Germany to
referee French fighters entertain
ing French war prisoners and de
ported French workers.
The former world light heavy
weight champion spoke in husky
tones because of an operation three
months ago for removal of a cyst
from his vocal cords, but he is
regaining his voice.
His last fight was in 1927 in Cal
ifornia “against a fellow, I think,
named Burke from Philadelphia.”
He left the United States two days
before repeal in 1933, when he last
saw his friend Jack Dempsey.
Carpenter is anxious to get at
Joe Louis, “but I don’t think I’d
like to fight him.” he said.
--V—-—.
Connie Mack Names
Year's Best Rookie
PHILADELPHIA, Sept, 1.— (X»)—
George Kell, third baseman for
the Philadelphia Athletics, is Con
nie Mack’s choice for the Major
league's rookie of the year.
Said the A’s owner after, canvas
sing the rookie field:
"To be perfectly frank. I can’t
find one that surpasses our George
Kell.”
In fact, Mack went so far as to
say, ‘‘I think I’d be safe in saying
that this Kell is as good as any
third baseman in the American
league with the possible exception
of Ken Keltner of Cleveland.”
He said he had not overlooked
Pinky Higgins of Detroit, Jim Ta
bor of Boston and Mark Christman
of the Browns.
Johnny Long Wins
Over Chief Beaver
In Thalian Feature
Chief Little Beaver lost that
chance he has been waiting for
last night when he was unable
to overcome Johnny Long’s
flashing fighting in the feature
wrestling match staged by
Promoter Bert Causey at Thal
ian Hall.
Long took the match, two out
of three falls, but not before
the Beaver tossed him on his
back in five minutes flat to
take the second fall. The Balti
more flash won the first fall in
14 minutes and lost no time in
taking the third and final one
in two minutes by the clock.
In the preliminary match,
Milo Steinborn won in two
straight falls from Charley
Harben, the Stone Mountain
giant. Milo won the first fall
in 10 minutes, and took the se
cond after four minutes when
Charley was disqualified.
BULLETIN
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1— UP) —
Albemarle, N. C., tied up the battle
for the national American Legion
junior baseball championship by
defeating previously unbeaten Cin
cinnati 6 to 2 here tonight.
The victory left each team with
two wins and one loss and a de
ciding game will be played late
tonight.
It was th€ great pitching of little
Ed Gibson who hurled his third
victory of the tournament that
gave Albemarle its chance. Gibson
struck out eleven and gave up
four hits, the same number of
blows Herm Wehmeier allowed,
but Gibson was invincible after
the second inning when he per
mitted Cincinnati to take a 2-0 lead ,
Albemarle won the game in the
third inning with a four-run out
burst.
Albemarle . 004 000 002—6 4 1
Cincinnati . 020 000 000—2 4 3
E. Gibson and Wiles: Wehmeier
and Ranz.
-V-—
NO POLITICS WANTED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. —<£>)_
Rep. Hays (D-Ark) and Rep. Judd
(R-Minn) who leave next week for
England to confer with parliamen
tary officials, introduced identical
resolutions in the Houses today fav
oring non-partisan cooperation be
tween Democrats and Republicans
in working out legislation for the
establishment and maintenance of
the coming peace.
~ ■' ----

WASHINGTON RACE
SCHEDULED TODAY
' By CHARLES DUNKEY
CHICAGO, Sept. 1—Ml—Free For
All, undefeated two-year-old colt
owned by John Marsch, retired
Chicago contractor, will continue
his quest for the nation’s juvenile
championship tomorrow by going
to the post against six rivals in
the rich Washington Park Fu
turity.
With seven starters, the stake
will have a cross value of $62,
300, with $49,000 going to the own
er of the winning thoroughbred.
Marsch specializes in develop
ing winning juvenile. His two
year-olds have been sweeping the
division since 1942.
Streaking to four consecutive
victories, free for all’s most im
pressive victory was in the Ar
lington futurity, companion piece
to tomorrow’s race. He probably
will go to the post as favorite in
company with his stablemate, Er
rard. Others in the field are Sir
Bim, owned by Don Ameche, of
screen and radio fame; Fighting
Don, entry of Gertrude Donovon,
Philadelphia, Pa.; Iganget: f,
f atner Neptune, and Limestone.
Sir Bim ran second to free for
all in the Arlington futurity. Fight
ing Don won the great American
stakes at Aqueduct in June and
was a close finishing second to
War Jeep in one of Saratoga’s
juvenile events at Belmont.
If Free For All should score to
morrow, it will be the ninth rich
juvenile stake won by Marsch’s
representatives since occupation
began his celebrated sweep into
1942. During that season, occupa
tion won the Arlington, Washing
ton Park, Belmont, and Breeders
futurities. Last year Marsch fol
lowed up by sending out Jezrahel
to take the Arlington after which
Occuy accounted for the Wash
ington and Belmont futurities.
Free For All’s impressive per
formance in this season’s Arling
ton, in which the eastern star.
Flood Town, finished out of the
money, indicated that this may be
another big year for the Marsch
juveniles.
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CUBS GET STEPHENSON
CHICAGO, ept. 1.—(JP)—'The Chi
cago Cubs today acquired catcher
Joe Stephenson, 21, from the New
York Giants on waivers to bol
ster the Cubs’ crippled catching
staff. Stephenson, a right-hander
weighs 185 and stands 6 feet, two
inches.
SHIPYARD TAKES
WHITEVILLE, 13-3
The Shipyard All-Stars found th
range of the Whiteville Ali-sta
early in the game at Legion Fi»M
last night and took the visitors k!
a score of 13-3 in seven innings 7
The visiting nine had a ,na'
ball club but was very weak inti?
hurling department and vas *
able to prevent the baf>*rs fr
having a field day.
Top hitter of the night was John
ny Edens, who pitchea again,.'
Whiteville. He came through will
three hits for four times at bat
Stanley, first baseman, was '
ond high man with two hits fi'
three tries. r
The visitors looked promising
the first frame. Creech struck J
Heath walked. Hardee was aaf,
on a fielder’s choice which ousted
Heath at second. Williams singled
and went to third on an error that
allowed Hardee to score. Proctor
struck out to retire the side.
In the last of the first the Shin,
yard lads also scored once Paxton
was out third to first. Bohannon
was safe at first on an error. Lan
caster hit to advance Bohannon to
second but he was caught as h,
tried to make third. On the piay
Lancaster went to second. Coward
hit scoring Lancaster. Taylor
walked but DeJarnette was out at
first.
From there it was sirictly t(,e
Shipyard’s game as they added
four runs in the second, three in
the third, two m the fourth and
three in the sixth.
Whiteville used four pitchers'
Brinkley, R. Williams, Harrelson
and D. Williams.
Monday night the Shipyard All.
Stars will meet the Carolina Trail
ways at Legion Field in a return
game. In their first encounter the
Trailways took the locals.
Friday the Shipyard will (ravel
to Newport News to play the New.
port News Shipyard All-Stars.
Sportsman Captured
In Enemy Territory
WASHINGTON, Sept. I. - (JP) _
A war department spokesman said
tonight that Col. John Hay (Jock)
Whitney had been captured by the
Germans but was unable to give
any details.
Whitney, a horse-racing and polo
enthusiast, and from one of the na
tion’s wealthiest families, had been
reported unofficially as having
been taken prisoner while riding in
a jeep with the other officers in
what was thought to be friendly
territory.
He is the husband of the former
Betsy Cushing, who was the first
wife of James Roosevelt, the pres
ident’s eldest son.
-V
REUNITED AT LAST
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Sept. 1
(A)—After 21 months in a Nazi pri
son camp, Pfc. Max A. Hauser es
caped and returned to find his
family had moved away—without
leaving a forwarding address.
Hauser, after extensive inquiries,
finally learned that his wife was in
Naugatuck, Conn., and that her
mail to him had gone astray. They
were reunited.
-—
j SPORTS TRAIL 1
»>»»»»»»»»»»i«:*:*»!»»»»;*»»»!*V4v*v;'
By WHITNEY MARTIN'
NEW YORK, Sept. 1_UP>—Well,
it may not be long now before you
will have to ask a robust high
school boy who has just told you
he has signed a contract with the
Tigers whether he means Detroit
or Louisiana State.
The Southeastern conference,
long opposed to the sham and hy
pocricy connected with the finan
cial side of college sports, through
its postwar planning board has
come out with ideas that are revo
lutionary, to say the least—now in
volving the signing of legal con
tracts by high school seniors bind
ing them to only one alma mater.
Like it or not, the Southeastern
planners have the courage of their
convictions and there Is much to
be said in favor of their proposals,
if for no other reason than their
willingness to let the world know
they are not afraid to help a boy
get an education in return for the
loan of his athletic ability.
It isn’t as if no other schools
e\;er had granted athletic scholar
ships or .by numerous subterfuges
saw to it that a boy did not lack
for means of subsistance. In fact,
the practice has a wide following,
although any mention of it is greet
ed with tongue clicking.
The line between professionalism
and amateurism always has been
shadowy at best. Theoretically, or
y
rather, actually, an amateur is an
athlete who in no manner cashes in
on his ability. Although if you want
ed to follow this rule to the letter
you’d have to bar practically every
sports performer, for every athlete
has accepted invitations to lunch or
a show which he would not have
received had he not been an ath
lete.
We would say offhand that a bet
ter definition would differentiate be
tween an athlete making sports a
means to an end, such as a boy
accepting an education on his ath
letic ability so he can become a
doctor or lawyer, and a»boy mak
ing sports an end in itself, such as
a professional baseball player.
The contract idea is new, and
undoubtedly is the result of schools
being gypped by athletic bums who
accepted hospitality and remuner
ation and then went over the fence
to another school which made a
better offer.
The purists undoubtedly will greet
the Southeastern conference sug
gestion with: "What are they try
ing to do, professionalize college
athletics?’’
We don’t think so, for, after all,
as long as eligibility rules involving
scholarship and years erf play are
strictly adhered to there is no dan- ,
ger of career college athletes. The j
boys are just getting a free educs-1
tion. that’s all. 1
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