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fessor had the coinage to recognize
the commercialism of college ath
letics. He protested against a system of
forcing students to play, and objects
to a coach paid a magnificent salary
and commissioned to win games and
maintain the public support of the
teams. That is a pretty hot shot for
some of the hypocritical utterances
that have been heard about the spirit
of college sports.
Intercollegiate sport would not be
conducted unless it paid expenses.
That is recognized generally, is a
commonsense view and college men
gain nothing by trying to deny it
They rail about the general public
and the newspapers, but without aid
from these two sections there would
be no intercollegiate sport.
Ty Cobb, part owner of a hunting
preserve and trainer of hunting dogs.
There are two titles that may be add
ed to the name of the world's great
est ball player.
Ty, with E. C. Rogers, a clothing
manufacturer; John Philip Sousa,
Jr., and several other men has
bought a plantation of 6,000 acres
along the Savannah river in Georgia
and will use it as hunting grounds.
They will stock the place with game
and go there every winter for the
season's session with the rifle.
Cobb has been assigned the job of
training dogs to be used on the
hunts. He can prepare a dog for a
hunt as well as he can "bone" a bat
for a campaign against the pitchers
of the American league.
The leading batter and baserunner
of the major leagues would rather
hunt than play ball. However, by
playing ball in the summer he is go
ing to be able to hunt in style in the
Only he and his partners in the
ownership of the preserve will be al
lowed to hunt on it and by stocking
the place with game they will know
there is going to be something to
shoot when they go out.
Cobb has been hunting most of the
time this winter. He and three oth
ers got 65 quail and one wild turkey
in one day.
By having private hunting grounds
Cobb will overcome one of the han
dicaps he has had to contend with
in the past He will escape enter
tainments. Wherever the Georgia
Peach goes in the south he is feted.
This winter when Cobb and his party
landed in a little village near Augus
ta, Ga., from where they were going
to operate, they were met by a crowd
A big feast had been planned in
honor of the famous son of the south
and instead of being able to start
right out after game, Ty and his par
ty had to officiate at the big feed.
When they returned from the woods
at night another feast was laid for"
Cobb is criticized every spring be
cause he reports late at the t Tiger
training camp. Ty says it is not be
cause he wants to be high falutin',
but because' by hunting all winter he
keeps in god shape and all he needs
to do in the spring is to throw a few
balls and he is ready for diamond
PUBLIC DEFENDERS' LEAGUE
OUT TO HELP GIRLS
A court for girls whose mission
would be to aid erring girls as well as
to mete out punishment is being urg
ed by the Public Defenders' League
for Girls. This league has for its
memhers 30 women lawyers.
The primary object of the move is
to prevent a girl from being sent to
jail or prison for a first offense, later
to become a prey of professional
bondsmen who reap rich harvests off
unfortunate girls who are caught
doing wrong and brought into court.
Each of the 30 women of the
league has promised to devote one
day a month to the free defense of
accused girls. They ask a special
,-.i ... a wnman judge to handle e
first offense girl cases.