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THE JUDGES

Dec. 23, 1957
Dec. 23, 1957

Table of Contents
Dec. 23, 1957

Yesterday
Acknowledgments
Coming Events
Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • Miami sparkles and swells and toots like a calliope at this time of year with its annual Orange Bowl extravaganza—a fine and final tribute to King Football

Bridge Quiz
Flip-Top Zoo
Silver All-America
For Holiday Entertaining
A Special Memo From The Publisher
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

THE JUDGES

Twenty-five men of achievement surveyed the career achievements of football seniors of 25 years ago

For choosing a conventional All-America football team from the headline performers of a dozen fall Saturdays, football coaches and sportswriters are the authorities hallowed by custom and good sense. In SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Silver Anniversary All-America the criterion is achievement in career and citizenship stretching over a generation. The judging involves values as broad as American life itself and calls for a different kind of expert. This year's judges (see pictures) are sound authorities on achievement, representing in their own persons a cross section of distinguished American accomplishment.

This is an article from the Dec. 23, 1957 issue Original Layout

The task of the judges was to study the citations advanced by 75 American colleges and universities in behalf of 75 senior football lettermen of 25 seasons ago, and to select the most outstanding 25. It was a taxing assignment. "If I had unlimited choices," wrote one judge, expressing the reaction of most, "I would vote for all 75, for all of them have made something real of their lives."

For the men the judges picked—the Silver Anniversary award winners of 1957—turn the page.

WILLIAM M. ALLEN
President, Boeing Aircraft Co.

S. C. ALLYN
Chmn., National Cash Register

LEE H. BRISTOL
President, Bristol-Myers Co.

DAVID R. CALHOUN
President, St. Louis Trust Co.

NORMAN CHANDLER
Publisher, Los Angeles Times

LESTER L. COLBERT
President, Chrysler Corp.

RAYMOND C. FIRESTONE
Pres., Firestone Tire & Rubber

ARTEMUS L. GATES
Corporation director

HERMAN HICKMAN
Sports Illustrated

ROBERT I. INGALLS JR.
Chairman, Ingalls Shipbuilding

JOHN F. KENNEDY
Senator from Massachusetts

CHESTER J. LaROCHE
Chmn., Natl. Football Foundation

GWILYM PRICE
Pres., Westinghouse Electric

WILLIAM E. ROBINSON
President, The Coca-Cola Co.

LEWIS S. ROSENSTIEL
Chairman, Schenley Industries

LOUIS B. SELTZER
Editor, The Cleveland Press

THOMAS J. HARGKAVE
Chairman, Eastman Kodak Co.

O. PARKER McCOMAS
Late president, Philip Morris

CHARLES G. MORTIMER
President, General Foods Corp.

FRANK PACE JR.
Pres., General Dynamics Corp.

CHARLES H. PERCY
President, Bell & Howell

JUAN T. TRIPPE
Pres., Pan-American Airways

HAROLD S. VANDERBILT
Capitalist and sportsman

WILLIAM K. WHITEFORD
President, Gulf Oil Corp.

ANGUS WYNNE JR.
Texas oilman and cattleman

TWENTY FIVE PHOTOS