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Over 4,000 Fans See Former Husker Aces In Charity Grid Battle doubt remained as to the “football consciousness” of this community it should have been dispelled by the crowd which turned out Monday for the Junior league’s charity game. Guy Reed, one time Husker track star and from 1912 to 1917, manager of Nebraska athletics, but now located in Chicago, was among those watching the Monday fray. the noon luncheon for the players in the N club rooms, a quartet, comprising Roy Wyth- , ^ ^ 6UEL-L-E1 A-OOLiWt \ •\ 1 I / MARVIN PADl SCORES BELIEVE IT OR NOT! NE TOUCNDOWN ON RENINO PlAY GAME Reg. U. S. Patent Office By Ripley Returns Kickoff 95 Yards to Give Schulte Team 7 to 0 Win. ers, Fred Dawson, Roy Lyman and Al Kurtz sang several Nebraska ■ongs. There were more representatives from the 1927 team on hand than any other, there being eleven who played that year which was the team that Jug Brown captained. Besides Jug there were Harold Peaker, Joe Still, Bud McBride, Elmer Holm, Blue Howell, Merle Zuver, Ted James, Raymond Rich- atds. Clarence Ratsch, Willard Bronson. WOLVES! pRF.D DAWSON said he hadn’t had as much fun in a long w’hile as he had Monday, mingling with and coaching the former Nebraska players, some of whom played during Dawson's regime here which began in 1921 and lasted thru the season of 1924, “But I suppose the Red's alumni will want me fired because we lost," he reflected. For some time Westbrook Pegler has been reviewing the case of Krebs, that naive “farmer boy” who appeared at Kansas back in 1899 when Fielding Yost coached the Jayhawkers, staying just long enough to wallop the pants off the Comhuskers in a football game. In fact, from a Kansan’s viewpoint the Jayhawkers would a little rather hear no more about it, as witness Evan Edwards’ comment in the Lawrence Journal World: Th«< ronrludlng paragraph of (hr latent Installment of VVentbriMilt Hegler’n “iMMik’* on the famona Kreb* football myntery of early K. I', day* reads a« foliown; ".%• to Krebs, tbe mighty mystery of Kansas la the year of *99. I am afraid I would almost prefer not to hear any more. He seems more interesting as a mystery. Ksptain him, and. at best, what have we hut Just an Itinerant football player of the kind who later rame to be known as the trsnip athlete.** I'nless our memory falls us Fegler started all this business and It appears as though no one Is urging him on escept Westbrook himself. LINK LYMAN SHINES .VIARVIN PAIL. MOVIES. A I’^TER experimenting with motion pictures of games the past fall, Coaches Bible and Schulte are of the opinion that the real value of the movies lies in the fact that it corrects some false impressions. The coaches will see a play which they think happens in a certain w*ay. The movie will show them that it was executed in a much different fashion than they thought. WHAT TO DO. ^NE of Coach Bible’s pet grid ^ stories is one that Andy Kerr. Colgate coach, told him. The story as Kerr told it to “D. X.”: In an effort to teach the Colgate quarterbacks some generalship. I submitted to them this hypothetical case: “You have the ball on Syracuse’s two-yard line; it is fourth down and goal to go. What play do you use?” “My first string quarterback suggested play 25. I said it was a good selection and that it might score. •T then asked the second string quarter and he replied: ‘I think I’d use play 17.’ I answered that I felt 17 also was a good choice. “Then I put the question to my third string boy. who spends most of his time during the games on the bench, wrapped up in a blanket. He looked at me thoughtfully for a full minute and then said: ’Coach, I’ll tell you what I’d do—I’d pull my blanket over my head and pray like hell for a touchdown!’ ” And If you’ll look at that group picture of the charity gaiue participants in another column, you will see how old fashioned some of them were. They taped their hands! LITTLE GUYS. A ND now, three rahs and tiger for Lloyd “One Round” Leslie, who hits bandits so hard that it kills the motors of the cars in which they ride. And if you knew Leslie, like we know* Leslie around this office, why he's no bigger than I am and doesn’t w’eigh as much but evidently he has plenty of weight in the courage department. To go around trying to tag armed bandits with your bare fist requires something in that line. There is one occupation of which we’ll never tire. And that’s chronicling feats of little guys like Lewis Browm, Chris Mathis and now it’s Lloyd Leslie. Creighton Prep Awarded Interstate Grid Title OMAHA. (UP). Altho they lost one game and North high went undefeated, Creighton Prep was the winner of the Interstate league football championships, directors of the league have decided. Under league rules four games against other membeni of the league must be played. North high played but three. Creighton Prep participated in five league games, winning all except the North high tilL BY JOHN BENTLEY. Over 4,090 spectators .saw the hands of time turned back when stars of Nebraska football of other years battled on the sodden, slippery stadium gridiron Monday, Henry Schulte s Blues Winn i n g by a 7 to 0 margin over Fred Dawson’s Reds. Because of the crowd which was twice the size anticipated the Junior league’s baby clinic fund will receive a s u b s t a n tial boost as all of the pro c e e d 8 from the game will be turned over to this worthy cause. Marvin Paul’s ninety-five yard runback of the opening kickoff was the only touchdown of the afternoon. Bill Bronson converted the extra point from placement. The oddest feature of a game crammed to the gunwhales with unusual incidents was the fact that when Paul made the run for the Blue team there were twelve Reds on the field. Coach Schulte of the Blues, started on the gridiron to protest this numerical advantage but Marvin swept past him and he decided he w’ould wait and see w*hat happened before entering his protest. As a result of this hesitation no objection was ever filed as Paul swept dow’n the field, outrunning Bud McBride, who w*as playing back for the redshirta, to reach the goal line without a hand being laid on him. Chamberlin and Lyman. The two star showmen of the afternoon were Guy Chamberlin, who proved there was some life in the old boy yet by catching passes, intercepting passes, throwing passes and stopping many plays aimed at his side of the line, .and Roy Lyman. They served as captains of their respective teams. Guy can still “take it," too. He caught one pass just as Ted James hit him admidships. Guy’s feet went out from under him and he cracked his noggin on the field but after a brief checkup by Dr. Harry Everett, who served as team physician, Guy got back on his feet and continued in the game. Chamberlin played almost the entire game and Roy Lyman, the rancher, who weighs 255 pounds, played the full route. And how he played! He insisted after the game that all he did was “talk it up a little bit” but CZhoppy Rhodes was evidence that he did more than that. Rhodes had a lower lip that had some ideas of becoming a toy balloon as the result of one contact that he made with the big boy on a line play. “Old Roy laid one on me but he didn’t mean to. And even if he did mean to why that’s all right. That big boy can do anything to me and it will be all right.” Rhodes said after the battle when the “boys” were sitting around the dressing room, puffing cigarets and trying to remove their mud caked uniforms. Plenty of Mud. The game hadn’t gone far until most of the numbers on the backs of tbe players were almost obliterated by the mud. Aside from the long run of Paul’s the first half found the two clubs engaged in a punting duel, the backs being unable to keep their feet. This trick was made much more difficult by some tough defensive line play. The mud wras not altogether to blame for this absence of offensive punch. It was not until the fourth quarter that either eleven appeared like it was headed for points. Elmer Holm recovered a Red fumble on the Red 12-yard line but the redshirts refused to budge and on the fourth down Howie Kitchen, diminutive Cotner college exstar, attempted a place kick for the Blues. Bub Weller, who scales 258 pounds at the moment, was thru the Blue line and blocked Kitchen’s effort. In the dressing room he was showing the resulting “w’ound” to those who wouldn’t believe It, a large pink circle on his chest, where the oval struck him. Fred Dawson rushed in his first string backfield and with John “Jug” BrowTi, Falls City coach, in command the Reds put on a sustained march which netted five straight first downs before the Blues finally held. The Longest Gain. The march of the Reds was featured by one ten yard run of BrowTi’s which was the longest scrimmage gain either eleven was able to make all afternoon. Ray Richards, the wrestler, and former Husker tackle was another who played the full game. He gave some demonstrations of his “flying tackles" which he uses in the ring on Jug Brow*n w'hen the latter was passing and Ray was rushing him. The surprising part of the battle was the ferocity of the play at times. There was little of an offensive by either eleven, in view of the lack of practice as a unit but there was nothing lacking in the defensive work of both teams. Those thousands who saw the game saw Guy Chamberlin in his last football fray. He said afterwards that this was his swan song. The spring is gone from his legs, ALL-WEST Gi WAD TO PRACTICE' AGMNST IRE FRANNIAN'S TEAM Former St. Mary’s End Recruits Eleven—Content With Forwards. EAST PLANS SCRIMMAGE GENE SARAZEN CONVINCES COLONEL Shoots Miami Course U’ith Sand Blaster in 12 Stroki^i to If in W ager From Henry McLemore^ et Al, A PIG W\Trt ZTAILS * Ooanei by KirKland óibukm I- n C. iDy-of Astonq,L Î P¿AY£P T he PIAKO C0KTINU0Ü51Ï HOURS BudA P«st. - — il-2f EXPLANATION OF YESTERDAY’S CARTOON THK HOME OF RIO Bl'HlNEHS. The eorvoratlofi htwt of the otate of Delaware are most lenient to eorpornllon niannve- ment, and the state has been dubbed the Gretna Green of the larte business corporations of the Tnlted States. Thrse Delaware eorpurations, as they are kn<iwn, maintain their worklnc headquarters In New York, ('biraco, or elsewhere, but they are obllced to maintain a nominal hoine-oftiee within the state of Delaware. Most Delaware corporations disebarce this obllKatiun by being listed on the directory In the directory in the lobby of the Industrial Trust building In Wilmington, Del., using one of tlie offices for the periodieal meetings of their board of dlreetors. Hence the large number of rorpnmtluns domlriled within the building, Inelading s«>me of tbo most Important In the United Mtates. but he was still getting down un­ dr punts. The rousing ovation which he received when he trotted from the field just before the first half ended must have warmed the cockles of his heart recalling those days when he was a student here and the same cheers went thundering over gridirons for "Chamey.” James and Nolzen. Ted James, who played the full route, was a tower of strength for the Blues and Cecil Molzen waa doing hi.s share for the same team at guard. Three members of the 1921 Nebraska team were on the field at one time. “Pittsburgh Pete” Peterson, center on Fred Daw'son’s elevens, suited up at the half, unable to withstand the urge any longer. Besides Pete, of that 1921 bunch, there were Roy Lyman and Bub Weller, all of them bigger and possibly better than ever. Possibly not, but the entire group of players had a “swell time” all day, getting together for lunch at the N club rooms and in the evening they were guests at a dance at the Comhusker. Dawfon’t Reds— —Schulte'i Bluei Chamberlin (c) le .......................... Holm Broaditone ...............It.................. (c) Lyman Hummel ................Ig........................... Ralsh Zuver ............c............................................ James Re nek ..........................rg......................... MoUen Jenkins ......................rt.................... Richards Prucka ........................re........................... J. StUI Brown (Jug) qb..............'... * Kitchen McBride .................Ih.............................. Paui Packer ........................rh..................... Bronson Rhodes ........................ib......................... Howell Score by periods; Reds ........................................... 0 0 0 0—0 Blues ........................................... 7 0 0 0—7 Touchdown; Paul. Try for point; Bronson. (Placeklck). Substitutions; Adams for Ralsh. Weller for Hummel, Pet* for Prucka, Young for Packer. Shostak for McBride, Jones for J. Still, Raugh for Shostak, D. Still for Chamberlin, Teal for McBride. Peterson lor Zuver, Gooch for Rhodes, Peaker for Bronson. Officials; Referee. R. C. Russell; umpire, W. H. Browne; headlinesman. Max Towle, field Judge, M. J. Vol*. MNSEA Gi ACNES Group May Demand Representation on Rules Body Be Allowed to Vote. NEW YORK. (UP). The American Football Coaches a.s.socia- tion opened its annual meeting in proper holiday spirit, because at last there’s peace and joy on the gridiron. Depression has swept away the bugalKK) of “overemphasis"; the coaches have become financial guardians of college athletic systems; the new “safety code” of rule changes has diminished casualties, and there seems no internal or external conflicts in the offing, “It should be the most pleasantly peaceful meeting since the association was organized in 1921,” said W. H, Cowell of New Hampshire university, secretary-treasurer. Most of the 400 who will attend the two-day session expressed sympathy for “Good Old Dad” McGugin of Vanderbilt university, who is slated for the association’s presidency—the "Jonah” job of football. McGugin is the association’s first vice president, and according to Cowell, “It’s the usual procedure for the first vice pre.sident to become president.” He is listed to succeed Dr. Mai Stevens, recently resigned Yale pilot. Stevens is the fifth to give up a coaching post while occupying the presidency. So “Good Old Dan” apparently will have no opposition. Cowell said the most important matter on the program would be taken up when Lou Little of Columbia broaches the question: “Should our representatives on the rules committee be given voting power or continue to act in an advisory capacity only?” Most coaches believe their representatives should have a vote on the national collegiate athletic rules committee. They claim the committee often fails to heed the advise of coach representatives. Some criticism of the new “dead ball” rule was expected. While most coaches believe this rule has diminished injuries by preventing piling on the ball carrier by other players, attempting to stop crawling, , a minority claims It has slowed up the game. The annual debate about the point after touchdown was to continue. BERKELEY. Calif. (UP). Coming thru their first scrimmage session without Injuries, the All-West gridiron squad preparing for next Monday's annual charity East- West cla.ssic looked fonsard to a practice game at University of California with a team recruited by Ike Frankian, former St. Mary’s star, and Paul Ford, former Texas end. Satisfied they have a more powerful forward wall than the east team, the West’s mentors, Dana Bible of Nebraska and Orin Hollingbery of Washington State, hope to get an insight on their offensive strength In Wednesday’s practice tilt. Nevers Organizes Team. PALO ALTO, Calif. (UP). Ernie Nevers, former All-American fullback at Stanford, has assembled a team of football players to lead in scrimmage Wednesday against the All-East eleven coaches Andy Kerr and Dick Hanley are w'hip- ping into shape for the annual Shrine charity East-West gridiron classic at San Francisco next Monday, The East .squad, composed of 22 college stars of the 1922 season, had its first casualty Monday, Joe Hill, Colgate guard, received a badly bruised shoulder when he smashed into a fence around the Stanford training field trying to score a safety during scrimmage. Kerr and Hanley continued the use of the "twin-fullback” backfield formation. This shifted Harry Newman, Michigan quarterback, to left half with “Pug” Rentner of Northw’estern At right half, and Manders of Minnesota and Horat- mann of Purdue at the fullback posts. The alternate backfield was composed of Viviano, Cornell, and Rowe, Colgate, at full, Gil Berry, Illinois, at left half, and Zapustaa, Fordham, at right half, EEFIY O’DOUE WINS NAINAL BAT OB BY HENRY M’LEMORE. MIAMI. (UP). Those boys and girls who arc reluctant to admit that Gene Sarazen is the greatest golfer in the business tcnlay, should have been here a few days ago. The British and American oj^n champion, armed with nothing more formidable than a sand blaster, shot the first nine of the Miami Biltmore Country club course in 42. In case that 42 doesn’t sound amazing to you it's simply because you aren’t familiar with (1) the Miami Biltmore course and (2) a sand blaster. Par on the first nine is 35. It oughta be 55 with six strokes off for good behavior in the traps. To come within .seven strokes of par with a sad blaster is so amazing as to be almivst unbelievable. For a sand blaster, which is nothing more than a mashic nib­ lick with flat feet, has a normal range of but about 100 yards. But Gene, by laying up the face made a mashie out of the club and averaged 150-160 yards on his drives. The sand blaster is about as fit for putting as a hoe handle. On the greens Gene played a sort of "rabbit” ball—that is. one w’hlch hopped, skipped and ran toward the cup. Two Holes In Par. And yet, with this club that wa.s built solely for coming out of traps, Sarazen made two holes in par, was never more than one over par, was never in a trap, never three-putted a green, and was never in the rough save on those occasions w’hen *he elected to leave the fairways to save distance. Sarazen played the unique round on a wager w'ith three newspapermen. Gene .said he could make it in 45 or better. They said he couldn’t. The bet looked very elegant when he took a six on the 590-yard, par 5. No. 1 hole. It didn’t appear so safe when he got his four on No, 2. His magical work on hole No. 3 made them want to call off all bets. While taking his stance for his second .shot on this hole. Gene explained that to get one in three he would be forced to endanger his side bet that he wouldn’t catch a trap, by playing a.s close as possible to the chasm on the left of the fairway. He swung. The ball dropped w’ithln three Inches of the sand. The newspapermen knew then, that Insofar as their chances for winning were concerned Church was out. Hole No. 5 is the hardest part four on the fir.st nine, and (jene got his four. He flirted with out of bounds on his tee shot, deliberately driving into the rough where, in addition to the tough grass, he risked a stymie by palmetto palms. Travels Air Line. On No. 7, instead of taking the line of flight on the right hand side of the green, Gene preferred the air line route, going Immediately across the water and into the rough. The customary procedure is to play a full wood shot and go across the water with the second. Gene’s second shot here landed almost squarely beside a palmetto tree, and in knee-high grass. His recovery, if you'll pardon the Park avenue, patois, was the damndest shot. Half-wrapped around the tree, and w ith one foot hiked up in the air. Gene blasted out to the edge of the green, son;ie 150 yards away. After that shot the newspapermen naid their bets, broke their clubs over the caddy’s head, and scrammed. Gt^ntlând Ric¿s »1?; tests. But they helped to make the fame of other coaches at other Institutions where they had no trouble getting by. This happens in more than a few cases, but the public at large looks only at results. The score pilone counts. The coach is expected to win, and unfortunately there is an intricate law which will not permit them all to win all the time. Harry Knox Nominated Head Net Association NEW YORK. (UP). Harry S. Knox of Chicago has been nomin- atd for president of the United States lawn tennis association, the first middle-w*esterner so honored since Dwight W. Davis was given the post in 1923. Selection by the nomination committee is equivalent to election, and Knox will succeed Louis W. Carruthers of New York who declined a third term because of business pressure. Petralli One-Man Show Los Angeles Cycle Race LOS ANGELES. (UP). Joe Pet­ ralli, of Milwaukee, staged a one- man show to win four of the five events he entered in the holiday motorcycle races at Ascot sped- way Monday, Motor trouble forced Petralli, national champion, from the fifth race which was captured by Johnny Seymour of Chicago. OLD SETTLERS’ IN CHARITY GRID GAME HERE MONDAY t f 'ist —Photo by Hale. Lower row—Marvin Paul, Raymond Richards, Clarence Raish, Cecil Molzen, Harold Peaker, Amsden Gooch. Second row—Coach Henry F. Schulte, Howie Kitchen, Roy Lyman, Joe Still, Jerryj Adam, E. Jones, Elmer Holm. Third row—Lloyd Jenkins, Bob Young, Frank Prucka. Merle Zuver, Ted James, Blue Howell, Bill Bronson, Trainer M. J, McLean, Dr, Harry Everett. Fourth row—Guy Chamberlain, Dick Still, Bob Raugh, Harold Petz, H. E. Gooch, jr., Berne Packer, Phil Teal, Raymond Weller, Coach Fred T. Dawson. Upper row Marion Broadstone, Swede Hummell, Bud McBride, Choppy Rhodes, Max Shostak, John “Jug” Brown. Chuck Klein Is Outstanding Slugger—Portside Hitters Lead Parade. NEW YORK. (UP). Frank J. “Lefty” O’Doul, popular Brooklyn outfielder, won the 1932 National league batting championship, but Charles H. “Chuck” Klein, Philly fly-chaser, was the circuit’s outstanding slugger. O’Doul’s top average of .368 brought to Brooklyn the first batting championships since the days of Jake Daubert, 1913 and 1914, and Zack Wheat’s debated triumph in 1918. ‘Lefty” hit a better stride than the 1931 winner, Charles “Chick” Hafey, who as a member of tbe St. Louis Cardinals registered 3489. Hafey, with Cincinnati in 1932, was out of the game much of the time because of illness and dropped to fourth place with .344. O’Doul also batted in the most singles, 158. Chuck Klein led in scoring runs, 152; in hits, 266; in total bases on hits, 420; in stolen bases, 20, and tied Mel Ott, New York Giant’s outfielder, for most home runs, each making 38. Klein’s 31 homers were the best in 1931. Wins by Point. O’Doul’s .368 was one point better than the American league championship mark of .367, made by First Baseman Dale Alexander of the Boston Red Sox. However, Klein’s and Ott’s 38 home runs were 20 short of Jimmy Foxx’s amazing 58 for tbe Philadelphia Athletics. It was a great season for National league southpaw hitters, six of the top seven swinging from the first-base side of the plate, Bill Terry, Giants, ranked second; Klein, Phillies, third, Hafey, Cincinnati (right-hander) fourth; Paul Waner, Pittsburgh, fifth; Frank Hurst, Phillies, sixth, and Ernie Orsatti, St. Louis, seventh. Paul Waner, Pirates outfielder, made the most two-base hits, 62, establishing a new league record, bettering the mark of 59 made by Klein in 1930. A new pinch-hitting record of six home runs was established by Johimy Frederick. Brooklyn outfielder, doubling the former standard of three, held jointly by three players. Bill Terry, the Giants’ first baseman-manager, made six home runs in four consecutive days, tying the record made by Klein in 1929. Paul Waner also made four two- base hits in a game on May 20 tying a record held by seven players. “Babe” Hermann, with Cincinnati, made the most three-base hits, 19, and Dick Bartell, Philly Infielder, made the greatest num her of sacrifice hits, 35. Phils Take Crown. The Phillies achieved the best club batting average, .292, better ing Chicago’s winning mark. .2894 for 1931. The Cubs dropped to fourth place with .278. altho they took the pennant. The first 10 batsmen: AB R H HR Pet O’Doul, Brooklyn ____ 595 120 12« 21 ,308 Terry, New York 843 124 225 28 .350 Klein, Philadelphia .. 850 152 226 38 .348 Hafey, Cincinnati . .. 2.53 .34 87 2 ..344 P. Waner, Pittsburgh 830 107 215 7 .341 Hurst, Philadelphia . . 579 10« 198 24 .3.39 Orsatti. St. Louis .... 375 44 128 2.3380 Davis, Philadelphia . . 402 44 135 14.3.358 L. Waner, Pittsburgh. .585 90 138 3 .3.33 Traynor, Pittsburgh .. 51.3 74 189 2 .329 Valiev A.A.U. Basketball. \ilterls 4 leaners of Cedar Rapids, la., 30; Southern Kansas Stage Lines 27. 'T'HE gathering of football coaches in New York the next few days recall.*! the fact that in spite of the many storms and lightnings which strike, no other profession carries a greater number of veterans. Connie Mack is ready to start his fifty-first year of baseball, and no football coach can quite equal that mark—not even Alon«) Stagg, the eminent dean. But Stagg goes back for more than forty years, and the old Yale end isn’t the only old timer. I .still recall an afternoon when a young husky Georgia coach sent his team on the field against Vanderbilt in 1895. His name was Glen Scobie Warner, since known as Pop, who has worked out more offensive systems than any coach f(X)tball has known. 1895 wasn’t yesterday, but as I recall it, this game broke up in a row and Warner called his team off the field. Pop has wandered a long way since that afternoon in 1895— Cornell, Carlisle, Pittsburgh, Stanford and now back east again. He can almost sing with Kipling: ‘For the wind is from the seaward and the Temple bells they say”— There is also Dan McGugin, who went from Michigan to Vanderbilt twenty-eight years ago to turn out a long line of fine teams and keep the affection of every man who played beneath his banner. Of all the younger coaches, Harry Kipke of Michigan leads the parade. Under Kipke’s guidance the Wolverines have lost only one of their last thirty contests, which is a target for the veterans to shoot at. WHAT ARE COACHES LIKE? A NONCOMBATANT wrote in a ^ few days ago to ask just what football coaches are like. What are human being.s like? Franklin D. Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, Babe Dldrikson, Gals worthy, Masefield? There is Bob Zuppke of Illinois, keen, alert, dynamic, a philosopher and a painter when off duty. He would rather talk to you about Spinoza and Spencer than about forward passing or off tackle plays. There is Gil Dobie of Cornell, silent, taciturn and pessimistic. There is Dr. Marvin Stevens of Yale, on his way to be a leading physician—quiet, forceful. There is Hunk Anderson of Notre Dame, vibrant, outspoken, full of fire. It might be mentioned here that Harry Mehre of Georgia, Bill Alexander of Georgia Tech, Harry Kipkc of Michigan, Fritz Crisler of Princeton, Tuss McLaughry of Brown, Harry Stuhldreher of Vil lanova—in fact, the great majority—are on the quiet side. And yet there is no other profession which holds its performers in a keener grip—no other profession which sleeps, eats, drinks, thinks and dreams its job to a greater extent. I recall one veteran who was complaining about his troubles— alumni troubles, faculty troubles, a dozen different brands of woe and sorrow. “Why don‘t you quit?” someone asked. “I’ve tried to for ten years,” he .said, “but I can’t. There isn’t anything else in life that would bring me the same thrill.” OPTIMISTS AND PESSIMISTS. ■THE point often has been raised why so many coaches are heavily dyed In the deep Indigo of pessimism. For example, Gil Dobie of Cornell. This is one of the simpler questions. In the first place, winning football Is largely a mental attitude. Blocking and tackling fall largely under this domain. The virinning mental attitude in football must mean the “keyed-up attitude.” A team l<x>king for a set-up or an easy game may run Into an explosion at any given moment. Take the case of Hunk Anderson of Notre Dame, Hunk predicted openly that his South Bend contingent would remove Panther hides without much trouble. Hunk w*as at the top of the football optimists. After the Pittsburgh 8b(Kk he changed his philosophy. You might have thought the Notre Dame team he waa bringing to face the Army was practically on its deathbed. They had to throw off winding sheets to reach the field It happened to be the healthiest bunch of invalids the Army bad ever seen. Overconfidence is one of football’s deepest sins. A desperate team, lifted to the final flame of spirit, is always dangerous. An overconfident team can be wrecked in ten minutes by a much weaker opponent. So one of the hardest coaching jobs Is to keep a team keyed up week after week, especially against some opponent which hasn’t shown so well, and which looks to be a resting spot for a holiday. There is another reason. If a coach predicts defeat—and hi.s team wins—the glory is doubled. If he predicts victory and is beaten, most of the blame is thrown his way. It is merely a natural human impulse. Old man psychology Is always an All America. Indoor Tennis Meet. NEW YORK. (/P). The national junior Indoor tennis championships opening Tuesday at the Seventh Regiment armory, drew a field of 64 players headed by Marco Hecht of the University of Pennsylvania, title holder for two years. Mrs. Ouimet Dies. BROOKLINE, Mass.—Mrs. Mary Ouimet, seventy-one, mother of Francis Ouimet, former national amateur golf champion, died here. NOT SO EASY. pOR that matter, the coaching job isn’t one of the setups of existence. Few seem to realize that if one team w'ins, another team has to lose. As a rule they are all expected to win by their various constituents and sup- porter.s. And the odds often are too uneven. In 1931 three football players reported to one univer.sity. They failed to pass the entrance L ook out for a frosten battery I On« und«rcharg«d c«ll xnoy m«on a froxanu ruined battery. ... A WlUard "Serrlce-iestl' inoy scr?« you such a misfortunè end escpense. It only I o J bmi a few minutes ond doasn't ooat a cant on any nuik« of battarr* Western Storage Battery Co. 17ih A N Streets burs a ««BRlM WUlard of 80 Ampmtm • Hour CapoKÍlT«>.<i bot- torr tbol TO« cam deposd «■. •6 MTilläfa QUICK STARTS AND MANY OF IHtM

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