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I V A ,'« ALTOOttA Mi'RROR—MONtlAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1929 UPSETS WERE FREQUENT IN SATURDAY GRID CA Defeat of Southern California In West Was Biggest Surprise—Drop Kick Aids Brown to Win—Princeton Weak on Offense. JUDGE LANDIS IS CALLED IN TO SETTLE BROOKLYN DIFFICULTIES By LAWRENCE FERBY. (Copyright, 1929, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—Anyone \vho likes to see a young man succeed, who. holds a brief for the underdog and thrilla to manifestations of that indomitable spirit -which denies failure, will quite willingly Join In cheers for Nibs Price and his California teams which killed of the supposedly invincible Southern California eleven at Los Angeles on .Saturday. Of all upr- sets that have ever occurred since the war this was the mammoth one. When the writer saw the bears he did not believe they had it In them to maul and rip a team such as the puissant tro- jans. A lot of work must have been done at Berkeley since then. And Nibs Price, the young coach for whom alumni of California Were lurk- Ing behind every tree on the Berkeley campus with bared scalping knives, he may as the saying is, sit. pretty for a little while—until the team meets Stanford', and maybe, after that. Boy what a game that was to turn In! Evidently Nibs Price took back west some of Penn's laterals. One of them led up to the first touchdown and the second came as a result of one of those individual mental explosions which have been occuring so frequently in football this season—Benny Lbm went Berserk. If any pianos were thrown out of Los Angeles hotel windows Saturday night it was the northerners who threw them this time. Brown 15, Holy Cross 14. One of those are rare things, a drop kick put the Brunonlans In the winning column. Chicago 17, Princeton 7. Two teams that were not so terribly hot but with Chicago showing the greater proficiency in getting Amos loose in the backfieid and then providing him With Interference. Princeton good defensively for the most part but with no offensive equipment. Harvard 14, Florida 0. As the writer suspected the crimson line pressure was too rugged for the Gato.-s. Pennsylvania 7, Navy 2. Penn showed a gratifying ability to stop navy's overhead plays while navy slipped up on one of Penn's. A hard fought game with the Quaker showing Improvement. Yale 16, Dartmouth 12. Tradition just couuld pot be broken. But a team that throws forward passes when leading in the closing minutes of a ball game is helping tradition a lot. An Intercepted forward pass going for a touchdown gave Yale the victory. Nebraska 12, Kansas 6. ''Week by week the cornhuskers are advancing technically. Pressure was scientifically applied until the jaywalkers were crushed. Pittsburgh 18, Ohio State 0. Merely a fair western conference eleven crumbling before one of the cream teams of the country. ' Cornell 12, COltimbia «. Additional evidence that Cornell this . year , Is forging upward; also evidence confirming the theory that Columbia is deadly against the little fellows and prey to the big. . Oregon 27, California at Los Angeles 0. Which shows that if there were not so many good teams down south this season Oregon would be sitting upon the top of the west coast'pile. Marquette 6, Detroit 6. A real moral victory for the Milwaukee outfit. Washington State 9, Oregon State 0 .Confirming knowledge that the Beavers are below par as to material. Notre Dame 26, Georgia Tech 3. The. yellow jackets got off easily, considering the way they have been going. Minnesota 19, Indiana 7. Nothing seems likely to stop the northmep this season. So. Methodist 0, Texas 0. Honor and glory for both sides and yet not enough for either. Denver-Colorado, see above. New York U 0, Georgetown 14. A team without stellar backs beaten by a team that has. By JOHN B. FOSTER (Copyright, 1929, by Altoona Mirror.) NEW YORK, Nov. 4.—Baseball's high commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Is due to be in Brooklyn this week for the purpose of bringing about some solution of the trouble occaslo'ned by the determination of Wilb'ert Robinson to be president and manager of the team notwithstanding the dislike of Steve McKeever, who owns half the club and wants to get rid of Uncle Robby. If Robby cannot be president he is determined to be manager and if he cannot be manager he Is determined to be president. Some of the owners of the National league side with him in the matter and some do not. Brooklyn fans have asked President Heydler of the National league to do something to help them get a better team, but President Heydler declares that he cannot do anything about it, as each club is individually owned and operated. Now that the commlsloner has been brought into the matter, baseball men want to know what he can do to help apart from taking the role of some altruistic and powerless peacemaker. The broad platform on which Landis was elected says that ho has the right to do anything that Is for the good of baseball, but it is. denied that this includes interfering with the managerial affairs of a single club. As a matter of fact It is purely a National league matter and should be ironed out by the National league. But even then it is doubtful.if the league could do much. If the parties to the quarrel are permitted to go on long ertough they may wreck the club and then those who own it may be glad to get rid of the property. > Uncle Robby says that the club Is not a failure because It took in a lot of money last summer. That may be, but it did not get anywhere in the fight and the Ebbets stockholders want to know how long it will be until there is a smash if the club does not win. When the late Charles H. Ebbets was alive, the club used to get somewhere and the Ebbets family made money out of it, but since his death the team has been a steady sixth place runner. The Ebbets faction now says that Robinson only climbed into his responsible position with the aid'and advice of the senior Ebbets, but Uncle Robby pooh- poohs all that and declares that when Brooklyn did do something it was because of his smart managing. The McKever group will not admit that Robby has ever done anything, either as manager or as chief executive. McKeever does not want Robinson in the outfit in any capacity. • There seems likelihood o£ agreement between the warring factions on any point and it Is almost a safe bet that Landis will not be able to do anything.. Meanwhile the stockholders are wor-i rled for fear spring will iind Undo Robby again unprepared. Frank York, attorney for the club, has aspirations to be prcsidtnt. It' Landis recognized Robinson as president and manager, the stockholders, including York, will be very worried. Other National league managers have voiced the opinion that the Brooklyn mess "should be cleared up". SPEAKING OF IRT BY FRANK GETTY THIS WEEK AT THE Y. Monday. . Jnior and Cadet gym, 3.30 to 5.30. Business men's volleyball, 12 to 2. Gable's girls' practice, 6 to 7. "Y" community bowling meet, 7 to 10, Monday, Nov. 4—Orinoco Redmen vs. Harshbarger's (Sunshine). Tuesday. Silk mill boys, 7.30 to 9 a. m. .Shopmen's noonday Bible class, 12.10 to 12.50. Senior gym class, 7 to 8 p. m. "Y" community bowling league, 7 p. m. Inter-church Sunday school basketball league meet, 7.30. Tuesday, Nov. B—Harshbarger's Sunshine vs. Southern Rose. Wednesday. Business men noon-day volleyball, 12 to 2 p. m. Railroad basketball, 7 to 10 p. m. Varsity volleyball, 7.15 p. m. Thursday. "Y" community bowling league, 7 ,lj||ursday, Nev. 7—Phalanx vs. FU'sl Brethren. Arne Borg, Martha Norelius, Edwin Wide and a few other Swedish stars have spread the fame of Swedish sport over the world. The re ;ults of many athletic competitions during the past summer season not only have justified the International renown of such few Swedish record ' holders but, what is more, proved beyond doubt that Swedish sport as a whole deserves international attention. • Such events as the International Shooting tournament and the competitions between selected American, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and German athletes have shown clearly that Sweden not only can boast a limited number of sport-phenoms but even has a numerous reserve of sportsmen who shall, when properly trained, be able to defend the Swedish colors successfully in International cpmpetitlons. A letter from Friedrich Laudon, United Press special correspondent at Stockholm, is illuminating. The foreign observer la surprised at the high general standard of sport life in Sweden," Laudon writes. "Naturally, not all kinds of sport enjoy the same amount of popularity. Still it is astonishing to see how great is the number of Swedish favorite sports. Swimming, rowing, sailing, shooting, 'running, motoring, riding. _on. horseback, skiing and football are perhaps the most popular. On the other hand, golf has remained "a rich man's game" while tennis, • although being rather a weak point in Swedish sport, largely owing to unfavorable climatic conditions which permit of little outdoor training. * "When during the recent sport competition between representative Swedish and Finnish sportsmen at Helslng- fors the Swedish team scored a.victory (Sweden 93 points, Finland 90'points), this result, although'.being of course enthusiastically received by ' Swedish sport quarters, caused no little surprise among Scandinavian observers. A Swedish victory was hardly expected. The event has, however, clearly shown that Swedish sport may,,durlng the next few years, have quite a- few surprises on store. "This impression was confirmed by a sport competition of Swedish schoolboys and girls held In Stockholm in September, in the course of which several new records were established. Apart from a few fine results In running competitions such as 60 metres. 100 metres and'hurdles, a splendid general standard was displayed both in swimming and shooting exercises." To my mind, the most striking single sentence in the Carnegie Foundation's report on proselyting in colleges and universities was the following: "At Canadian universities, sportsmanship prevented any such abuse of the code." If that isn't a reflection upon sportsmanship in these, our -own United States, then one never was penned. Here we are seeking remedies for evils such as'the recruiting and subsidizing of star athletes at our colleges and universities. Right, over the border, where they surely cannot be such a very different race of human beings, they 'have the answer right at hand, in a single word: Friday. Silk mill boys, 7 to 9 a. m. Business men noon-day volleyball, 12 to 2. Railroad night, volleyball, basketball, bowling, 7 p. m. t Saturday. Junior and Cadet Bible class, 9.IB. Recreational activities,' 9.45 to-12,30. Saurday evening Bible class, 7.15. Once upon a time there was a person who knew how to pronounce Ripon. He lived there. See and Hear the New VICTOR—RADIO AT WOLF'S 1501.03 llth Ave. GEKERAL Goes a long way to make friends. J. A. LEAP 1722 Eleventh Ave. ' I'luytttg to Win. Once the game begins, each side should strive to win. Before it starts, however, the ethics seem to be somewhat different. You must not go out and "get your man" before academic season opens. "Why not?" ask some collegians, with sincere interrogation. The football game doesn't begin with the open- Ing kickoff. It began long before that as a test of strength on the girdiron between two schools, "It did not begin in the dressing room before the game, nor on the practice field. It began rather with the selection of material for the team. Alumni and undergraduate loyalty— sometimes faculty loyalty, as well, to the idea of a winning football team; in such' things as these, and pocketbooks, of course, as a necessary evil, the game began." Certainly, if you want a winning football team, you must make sure first that all the good material hasn't drifted Inexplicably to rival schools. It boils down to a question of: must you win? The answer from all sides is emphatic: Yes! The Coach's Part. .It seems to me that more mud is slung at the paid coach than he de- servers. After all, he is hired to coach football and to get the best results from the material at -hand. Usually he manages to inspire the youngsters under him and Instill a spirit of loyalty which is not without its merits. But he is a hired hand, expected to teach the boys football. That he wants to win is only natural; it is a question of self-preservation. If he doesn't win, out he goes. The coach, therefore, need not be troubled so much by these same ethics which have kept Mr. Carnegie's investigators : wlth their noses In other folks affairs for three and one-half years. The coach is rather In the position of the manager of a big league ball club, who Is always on the alert for possible material In the mirtors and ready to compete for it with his rivals. The^New York baseball clubs are In accord with the suggestion that the BATTERIES KECIIAHGED AND REPAIRED Call for our service truck when you have battery or ignition trouble. We repair all makes of batteries, also sell the famous Exide at exceptionally low prices. i'ON « GKRKEN DRIVE IN 1007-09 IHth St. Phone 5581 major league playing season be cur- , tailed. While spokesmen for the Giants and Yankees feel that one week is about all that can be reasonably lopped off the regular seasori, they agree that as matters stand baseball Is Intruding much too far Into the fall. Colonel Jacob Rupport, owner of the New York Yankees, and Kd Barrow, his business manager and right-hand man, agreed that the schedule for 1930 should not call for games after the first of October. Jim Tlerney, secretary of the Giants said It was the opinion of his club owners that the 1930 season should be a week shorter than the one Just ended. . Barrow explained that the 1929 season was extended until October 6 because the Boston clubs, enjoying the privilege of holding Sunday baseball for the first time, as the result of a referendum, wanted an extra Sunday In the schedule. "I think all the owners agreed to this to help out the Boston clubs," Barrow said. "Now, however, I think they will all agree to cut down the schedule to end not later than tho first of October. The long season causes loss! of Interest In baseball towards the close to the schedule, after the pennants have been won. "That was fully demonstrated this season." Jim Tierney said. "There was bad weather, football had started, and there were idl» days for many clubs when all but two or three were out of the pennant races. "As the schedule was arranged, some teams laid off from Sunday until the following Saturday, right at the end of the season when things should have been all over." The protests arpused by the lengthy 1929 season will sway those magnates who may not be of the same mind as the Now York owners. The Boston people hardly will attempt to ask for their extra Sunday. Baseball is not over-popular anyhow, and If it starts encroaching upon football's time, the reaction is bound to be unfavorable to the national pastime. Ot course, there are few thrills in football better than those provided in tho recent world series, which always vill be remembered for that spectacular seventh inning of the fourth game at Philadlphia in which the Athletics cored ten runs and came from beind o win. Equally dramatic If not as sustained was the brief ninth inning rally with vhich the Mackmen won the fifth and ecidlng game and tho world's cham- jionship of 1929. When the A's, trall- ng by two rung with one out in the ast half of the ninth, suddenly came o U£.o and banged home three runs to win, It was comparable to the 90-yard un of the substitute quarterback in he last minute of play In the final luarter of a football game. Both sports are great treats, In sea- ion. But each should stick to its ap- ropriate schedule In the sports calen- lar. Let us have as little baseball as jossible after the first of October. NOTICE, CHURCH 1EAGUE. President A. H. Stackhouse of the .nter-Church. Sunday School Basket- jail league has called a meeting of all he representatives of the league for Tuesday evening, Nov.'6, at 7.30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. All representatives ^ urged to note the date and time of he meeting and be prompt at the Y. M. C. A. An early start is desired for this eason. This meeting is to take care f old business and to elect officers for he ensuing year. Any churches deslr- ng to enter the league this season may do so. Be present at this meeting. Several of Mr. Klpke's University of Michigan eleven got lost in Chicago after, the -game and missed the train. Some of 'em got lost during the game, too. -a* . COACHES HELP1 BY FUMBLE W *> Henrg it. Parreii O. S. Menchey Dependable Plumben and Heaters 857 Seventeenth St. Phone 2-8515 Repair Work Our Speciality Copley Clothes 1411 Eleventh Ave. rive - LISTEN FELLOWS THESE: KEGUI.AK HE MAN STYLES Good (or a Touch-IJown In Any Conference Plenty ot the Old Zip 15 STYLES TO CHOOSE FKOM BRETT-WAYNE, inc. WALK-OVER BOOT SHOP 1429-llth Avenue What! No Subsidized Athletes at Shvushl Several colleges were exonerated of proselyting and subsidizing athletes by the Carnegie Foundation bulletin on college athletics. At once there was a rush to the books to find out all about the players on these elevens—where they came from, why they went to Slwash, what they were studying, and if working their way, how they got their jobs. Several coaches of the schools charged with the hiring habit have begun to murmur about some of their neighbors who were given clean bills of health by the report. Thus, Moray L. Eby, head of the department of athletics at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, la., looks upon certain of the schools labeled 100 per cent pure with a disdaining eye.. What's This? "Athletics at Coe are Just as pure as those of any listed In the pure column by the Carnegie Foundation," remarks Mr. Eby. "The only reason Coe is not lined up with the lilies is because we give a few scholarships here. There Is no discrimination as to athletes. The only alternative Is to refrain from giving scholarships to anyone or else bar athletes altogether, regardless of their need or their deserts. As to the white lilies, you may quote me as saying that Carleton College, one of the 28, had men out In North and South Dakota all summer In earch of athletes. I know some ath- etes that didn't go there without ome inducement. "Anyone who knows the conditions mder which Leo Loftus went to Mar- _uette knows that Coe has not been mixed up In any of the subsidization usiness. Ho received his railroad fare ,nd his expenses besides." Interviews with some of the other oaches of the schools not listed as ure might furnish some good copy for he scribes and Interesting reading for he subscribers. Maybe the earnest in- •estlgators 1 of the Foundation lost a ouple in the sun. Scott-Shnrkoy. Jolly old England suggests to the ew York boxing commission that he winner of a bout between Phalllng 'hll Scott and the terrible Sharkey man be recognized as the heavyweight hamplon of the world. Johnny Buckey, ' the gabbing gob's manager, ouldn't have spoken a better piece ilmself. Scott, rendered horizontal In ils first match in this country with mushy-chinned Knutc Hansen, doesn't Lgure to be any more than a breeze or the Boston bloke at this moment. It would bo interesting to note how Scott woi' 1 .." .Care in a brawl with Miser John Rlsko. DID YOU KNOW THAT— Heinle Miller, coach at Temple and !ormer famous end, says football play- >rs should take it easy in the summer time. . . . Some of the boys along the coast are saying that some of the jreat.athletes of the east are from the Pacific region. . . . Thus, Sabln Carr from Santa Barbara. . . . Moon Mul- llns from Pasadena. . . . Barry Wood from Thatcher School In the Ojal valley. . . . The Hawaiian University football team is called the "Shy Violets." . . . . Jl*n Thorps has gone in for golf. . . . . The four Hudklns brothers are Ace, Al, Art and Ab Ernest Henry Smith, Birmingham shortstop, is to have his fling at the majors after seven long years in the minors. . . He's going to the White Sox. Dolaway's, Inc. Cut Rate Clothing Store— Men's & Boys llth Ave. & 15th St. On the Corner Headquarters for Hunting Coats, Pants, Caps, Hats, Socks, Vests, John Rich & Bros, all wool of Woolrich, Pa. All kinds Dry-Back Hunting Coats, Pants, Breeches, Hats, Caps, Dry-Back back or your money back. Jack Rabbit Hunting Coats and Pants of St. Louis, Mo. Every garment guaranteed or a new onp free. Overcoat and Top Coat Sale. $19.50 All Wool fl»-| n Top Coat <PAV. $24.50 Medium C»-j -j Weight O'Coat «PJ-A. Young Fellows Top <BC| qoats, 15 to 19 years..*P c '' | Men's All Wool fl»-| f\ QK Suits, $11.05 «J»J.U.»ftJ Boys' Long Pants GS/T Suits, $11.96 to «P • • Boys' 4-Plece Suits, $9.50, $0.95 Boys' O'Coats, 2% to 8 years, 75c to Boys' Corduroy Suits .... Hunting Pants, $7.05 to { . Hunting Coats, water proof, $5.05, $4.85 John Rich Hunting Coats, $16.05 to Men's Guaranteed Heavy Lined Corduroy Pants .' Men's Heavy Moleskin Pants $4.95 $3.95 $2.95 $1.95 $3. $6.95 $2.95 $1.95 Men's Heavy flJO OK Coats, *18.»5 to ...... tJ3c»,€JtJ Boys' Moleskin Sheep Coats, S4.»5. . . . Boys' Sheep Dupont Leather Coats, sheep lined, fflf! OPC Boys' Leather Coats, sheep and wool lined, $10.95, fi»f» (\K Men's Sheep Lined Coats — Wool and sheep lined, $SS.OO to Boys' Sweaters, fl»~| Afk $1.85, $1.88 ............ tpA.WF Boys' Heavy Pull- Q*-t QBT Sweaters, $8.95 to ..... tpi.tJi* Men's Wool Sweater fl»-| f\f\ oats, $4.85, $Z.05, $1.85*P •*••**" f\f\ W Coats, Men's and Young Men's Hats, $2.*5. . . . Dolaway's Big Sale Will Save You Money. With tho season half played, claims and counter-claims for All-Amerlcan honors are beginning to warm up. From tho present date until tho end of tho season the sports editor faces a gigantic task of elimination. Pick- Ing 11 men out of tho vast number of footballers tho country .over is not the most pleasant Job'in the world. Hero and there in different sections there seem to bo certainties that you can't keep oft. But It Is In tho great number of these certainties that tho task of elimination lies. Among tho apparent certainties In the east are Caglo of tlio Army; Booth, Yale; Marsters, Dartmouth; Hewitt, Columbia; Donchuns, Pitt; Rosenaweiff, Carnegie Tech; Montgomery, Pitt; Douds, W. & J.; Utz, Pcnn.; Murrell, Army; Wittmer, Princeton; Eyth, Carnegie Tech; Uansa, Pitt; Wilson, W. & J.; Parkinson, Pitt, and a couple of others you will hear about later. Turn to the Big Ten and you will find another crowd of fine talent to play with. There are Yunevlch and Wclych of Purdue; Humbert, Tlmm and Gordon of Illinois; Glasgow arid Westra of Iowa; Hoi man, Barratt and Fosler, Ohio; Bovnrd and Trusltows.'tl, Michigan; Nagurskl, Minnesota. From tho Missouri Valley will doubtless come stories of mipermen, and Nebraska offers its Sloan and Farley. In tho south, try to keep Oena McEver of Tennesse out of tho backlteld berth nnd make yourself a "passel" of trouble. Almost the name can bo said of Stumpy Thomason and Warner Mlzell of Georgia Tech and Crabtree of Florida. Georgia Is resounding with the deeds of "Catfish" Smith, the great Georgia end who played an Important part in the defeat of Yale. Alabama advances Tony Holm as a candidate, and it looks to bo a tough job to keep him off. Tulano has Ike Armstrong all ready to slip into tho hall of fame. You already have enough talent for two All-Amerlcan teams, without even mentioning tho coast, which raises some mighty l\no players. Saunders and Hill, the Trojan backs, will crash Into that mythical eleven or the coast will want to know why. Stanford has Mullcr, Fentrup and Flalshhacker as material. California offers Roy Riegels, Lorn and Norton. There arc plenty of others on tho coast, but this is only intended to give you an idea of what an All-Amerlcan picker is up against. You can call this sketchy roundup a llttlo propaganda to make things easier for the All-America picker—to put you in a better frame of mind to accept his obvious mistakes. And mistakes are what All-America pickers are bound to make. After three and one-half years of study, staff members of the Carnegie Foundation have discovered as the main causes of defects In American college athletics "commercialism and a negligent attitude toward the educational opportunity for which the American college exists." More than 130 American and Canadian universities and schools •cooperated in tho research. As a discovery, of course, the report has no value. It has been known for years that tho defects of commercialism, proselyting and all that were common. Tho study, however, has been thorough, and in its picture of American college and university sports as a wholo It has been painstakingly accurate. Glancing over the bulletin, a few plain but Interesting statements of fr.ct arc revealed. They are their own comment. Hero they are: "Tho paid coach, the gale receipts, the special training tables, tho costly sveaters and extensive Journeys in special Pullman cars, the recruiting from tho high school, the demoralizing publicity showered on the players, tho devotion of an undue proportion i of time to training, tho devices for putting a desirable athlete, but a waak scholar, across tho hurdles of tho examinations-—these ought to stop and tho intercollego and Intramural sports be brought back to a stage in which they can bo enjoyed by large numbers of students, and where they do not involve an expenditure of time and money wholly at variance with any ideal of honest study. "It requires no tabulation of statistics to prove that the young athlete who gives himself for months, body and soul, to training under a professional coach for a greullng contest, staged to focus tho attention of thousands of people, and upon which many thousands of dollars will be staked, will find no time or energy for any serious Intellectual effort. "Whatever the fine phrases conferences Indulge in con««rnlnK the amateur status, universities and colleges have found 1 that unless they relax their rules regarding professionalism nnd wink at flagrant abuses, they cannot win enough games to satisfy their constituents. "College athletics, as they are conducted today, definitely fail In many cases to utilizo and strengthen such desirable social traits as honesty and tho sense of fair play, because of the deceit and chicanery with which sports are surrounded. "Subsidies tako tho form of scholarships, loans, nominal or disproportionately paid Jobs, tuition allowances, favors of various kinds, and arrangements whereby athletes are talcen care of; seldom is payment made in cash. It Is estimated that at least By tA WHENCE (Copyright, 1926, jfcy Altodna Mlrto|J NEW YORK, NOV. 4—i>0 how the fumble rule which so much of the furi out ot ft and met with so much erlttcIStft the football public came to bS,< ed by the football ruled comtml Do you know how aft advisory" I of football coaches came to Bi" tached to this committee? ' In the "succinct history" Of _ football rules committee •wfitleft,\l Major Weyand, U. S. A., and apj Ing In the 1929 football guide- stated that the reorganized rules..( mlttee "extended an invitation W National Coaches association td point an advisory committee to i with the rules, committee. It sounds very gracious, „ mous and all that sort of thing. HL the fact, as the writer gets It, Is tttU late one night some Paul Reverb' (A , the rules committee went careering around knocking, as it were, at the doors of fellow committeemen, saying? that unless everyone turned out arid \ xl invited coaches to be members of the >| advisory board and unless the fUrhbW rule were installed that certain coaches , of popular teams would form a "league" of their own, playing under rules which they would formulate. The disaster was averted bjr the extended invitation of which the "sue* clnct history" speaks and by the rul» forbidding a defensive team to yritt with a ball dropped by a rival. So it would seem that the proper way to go about having the goal posts, or at least the goal cross bar r put back upon the- line, or having?' any', other change which seems desirable « made, is to scare the committee" Into ( f \ action by threatening to form anoth- -" er league. * This fumble rule which, as the ^ •writer can testify, has nipped many 4 ' thrilling moments in the bud Is Of * courso purely and simply a coach'* , rule. As one coach puts It in defending the present rule: "We are advancing. The ball is dropped. An opponent picked It up and runs. There goes the ball game, and there goei my salary," Coaches, of course, have the- best. intentions toward the game they love. But they would be foolish were'they i' to ignore self-interest, and a suspi- f cion that tho rules are influenced en- ^ tirely too much by the coaches on ^ and off the rules committee will not * be scouted by thinking persons,, N« . coach should be on this committee. s one college athlete In seven Is^sub- • sldlzed. "The prevalence of recruiting and subsidizing in college athletics has led ' to much 'shopping round' by school? boy athletes, a process of auctioning athletic skill to the highest bidder."*.,» The report Is 349 pages long, wltht-1 tables, not including the Index." r '{$. Wonder who will be picked for'that i^, Tournament of Roses game In pasa-^V dena New Year's? , ,1ii| BOXER KEEPS .MEMORY. 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