CLEM E. BININGER
Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City
The second of two clergymen on the All-America, Bininger, who played football for traditionally Presbyterian Centre College, Danville, Ky., went to traditionally Presbyterian Princeton Seminary for his theological studies, then to churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia before moving in 1951 to Kansas City's Second Presbyterian where, with a membership of 2,400, he leads one of the largest churches in the denomination. A generation out of college, he has been an overseer at Centre and a trustee of Princeton Seminary as well as a national councilman of his old college fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. One matter of fair pride: his son Bob made the All-City high school squad last year, playing his father's old position, right end. For Bininger himself now, it's "golf, every Monday morning, the year around when possible."
A.U. (BUCK) PRIESTER JR.
Georgia textiles executive
Buck Priester decided to be a businessman right away, even if it didn't pay very well at first: $9 a week (for a 60-hour week) as a workman beginner for the Callaway Mills (cotton), in his home town of LaGrange, Ga. Priester has kept right on going, in his own version of one of the oldest stories in America, to become a vice-president of Callaway and general manager of the same division in which he began at $9 a week. He still works close to 60 hours a week (for 100 times or more his old pay), and last week he and the 5,000 employees in the division produced, among other things, the following: 95,000 square yards of tufted carpet, 65,000 single-unit rugs, 325,000 yards of draperies, 5,000 yards of industrial fabrics. A civic and church (Methodist) leader, he has two sons, one a three-time Clemson football letterman, the other born last year.
Physician and surgeon, Longmont, Colo.
Jim Haley weighed only 150 pounds as a halfback for the University of Colorado but he was the old-fashioned triple-threat kind who could kick, pass and run like something greased, so his college nickname, naturally enough, was Slick. He is a member of the International College of Surgeons now, but he did not turn to medicine until he had tried coaching at a Colorado dust bowl area high school for $113.50 a month. When they threatened to cut his pay, Slick Haley decided to follow his father in the doctor business. That led to general practice, followed by three years as an Army surgeon in New Caledonia, Okinawa and Korea. Now, with a reputation as one of the finest surgeons in his state, he makes up for the football he misses by a year-round program: golf, tennis, squash, fishing, hunting and trap shooting.
WILLIAM H. MORTON
Municipal securities dealer, New York