Milestones, may 5, 1958

Died. Herman Michael Hickman, 46, behemoth (more than 300 Ibs. at top weight) radio-TV sports figure, contributing editor and football expert of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, onetime (1948-52) head football coach at Yale, author (The Herman Hickman Reader), wit. storyteller, versifier; of complications following an operation for gastric ulcer; in Washington, B.C. A sideline Santa Claus who could quote Shakespeare by the act, Hickman won such popularity at Yale that the university once gave him the longest contract in its history (ten years) despite his not Merriwell-done record: when he resigned in 1952 in favor of a radio-TV career, his Yale elevens had...

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