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THE JUDGES

Dec. 22, 1958
Dec. 22, 1958

Table of Contents
Dec. 22, 1958

49 Yards
Puerto Rico Golf
Boxing
Preview
  • Red Grange makes his predictions and analyses of the annual football classics, and the football staff and correspondents present their scouting reports on the contestants. On the right are the TV data for each game. Save them and the scouting reports for use during the games

  • Two offense-minded teams meet in finale of the lopsided series between the winners of the Big Ten and Pacific Coast Conferences

  • A small young Air Force team meets a large young Texas Christian team, and the odds, as usual, favor the side with the bigger guns

  • Big, fast LSU faces big, not-so-fast Clemson and the race, despite the parable of the tortoise and the hare, should go to the swift

  • Two plodding teams with little guile and much power will try to run over and through one another. A surprise pass might win it

  • Florida, a team which defends magnificently, meets a Mississippi team which does everything pretty well but may not score enough this time

Skating
Food
Napier Plan
Silver All-America
Family Skiing
James Michael Curley
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Acknowledgments
Pat On The Back

THE JUDGES

First challenge was to U.S. college and university presidents to choose and endorse an athlete of 25 years ago. Then it was the task of these judges to review the citations and elect 25

To college presidents across the U.S. last June went a letter of invitation and challenge: to review the careers of their senior football lettermen of 25 falls ago and to designate the one man who has made the most notable achievement in his chosen field of life and in community service, in the generation since; a man, moreover, deserving national recognition for that achievement.

This is an article from the Dec. 22, 1958 issue

Such criteria, if simple, are severe. This magazine takes pride in the fact that, for the third year in succession, more than 70 colleges and universities have identified and honored such a man by the act of selection. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has no wish to minimize the long-familiar All-Americas announced every fall. We believe with our own late Herman Hickman, however, that silver anniversary career reviews help to illuminate some of the aims in which athletics, education and American society itself are joined.

To the board of distinguished Americans shown here SPORTS ILLUSTRATED submitted a 200-page dossier book consisting of individual citations exactly as written by the colleges and universities themselves. The 25 men the judges picked as most outstanding of the group—the Silver Anniversary All-America of 1958—are named on the following pages.

CHARLES F. ADAMS
President, the Raytheon Manufacturing Co.

JOHN E. BIERWIRTH
Chairman, National Distillers and Chemical Corp.

HAROLD BOESCHENSTEIN
President, Owens-Corning Fiberglas Co.

DETLEV W. BRONK
President, the Rockefeller Institute

FERDINAND EBERSTADT
Investment banker, head of F. Eberstadt & Co.

HERBERT FLEISHHACKER
Vice president, Landis, Pelletier & Parrish, Inc.

GEN. ALFRED M. GRUENTHER
President of the American Red Cross

WALLACE K. HARRISON
Partner, Harrison and Abramovitz, architects

HENRY T. HEALD
President of the Ford Foundation

HENRY CABOT LODGE
American Ambassador to the United Nations

JOHN P. MARQUAND
Novelist and author

LEONARD F. McCOLLUM
President, Continental Oil Co.

JAMES F. OATES JR.
President, Equitable Life Assurance Society

HARRY A. BULLIS
Chairman of the Board, General Mills, Inc.

JOHN L. BURNS
President, Radio Corporation of America

JUSTIN DART
President, the Rexall Drug Co.

LELAND I. DOAN
President, the Dow Chemical Co.

SHELDON GLUECK
Roscoe Pound Professor of Law, Harvard

HAROLD (RED) GRANGE
Football commentator and All-America

PAUL HOFFMAN
Corporation director and administrator

CHESTER J. LaROCHE
Chairman, the National Football Foundation

RALPH T. REED
President, American Express Co.

C. R. SMITH
President, American Airlines

EDWIN J. THOMAS
Chairman of the Board, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

HOMER C. WADSWORTH
Chairman, Citizens Advisory Committee on Fitness

TWENTY FIVE PHOTOS