The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 30, 1967
Page 7
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Jhe halfback darts through a hole off tackle and pivots past a linebacker-only to be nailed in the secondary because he has to sidestep a dog. And as the ref eree chases the culprit off the field, the crowd roars in amusement. Such an episode is far from being far-fetched at Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.), where canine capers are traditional at home football games. Indeed, the presence of pooches extends far beyond the playing fields. In "Where the Boys Are," a guide to college dating edited by girls at Smith and Mount Holyoke, Williams is described as "The only school where your date will expect you to be snowed, not over him but over his dog." Actually, college rules no longer permit individual 'students to keep such pets as Rupert, Zoomer and Fang, but several strong-willed dogs insist upon making their headquarters in certain small residential houses. Then .there are faculty dogs, which tend to follow their masters, and campus- oriented town clogs. All in all, there is a lot of doggy action around Williams, as shown in these pictures. At commencement exercises last June (1966), President John E. Sawyer was about to announce the names of distinguished seniors who had won academic prizes when a mongrel climbed the platform stairs, walked slowly across the stage, and with some dignity descended the steps on the other side. A senior member of the faculty, preoccupied with some intellectual problem, once was followed in a walk across the campus by a female dog. Close on her heels were a pack of about 25 lovesick male canines, The professor never noticed. TM« WMJk't PICTURE SHOW—AP Newsfwtures

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