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How S< By DANIEL. <<"*?" EX, before we. start our trainlVl lng 1 want you to promise that you will not use this game which I will teach to you to your financial advantage?that you will not become professional football coaches, I will give you ten minutes to think it over. Any man who feels that he cannot take the oath will be asked to withdraw from the squad." George Foster Sanford, Tale football luminary of other days?one of the true Titans of the old era before the forward pass and other open features remade the game, was thundering this strange message at sixty eager, splendid looking young fellows who had assembled to begin their competition for places on the Rutgers College eleven. It was a fresh, bright morning early last September. The sunlight which flooded the college gymnasium in New Brunswick, N. J., revealed here and there the calm, serious acceptance of a veteran who had heard that same message in that same hall for several years?over yonder a group of astonished newcomers who could not grasp the significance of the demand but appreciated that "Sandy" never was more earnest in his life. "You football players of Rutgers?I want to save you from yourselves," continued the stentorian Sanford as he emphasized his remarks with a crash which almost broke a desk in twain. "I am determined to prevent your fatal infection with the virus of after-college football. I insist on doing all I can to prevent you from injuring your careers, be they destined for business or profession, as I injured mine. You must not use this football which I will show you for pecuniary gain after you leave Rutgers." In five minutes Sanford got the promises of those sixty young men just as he had received the assurances of one football squad after another ever since he first exacted the oath when l\e cam to Rutgers In 1916. Not once has a Rutgers man broken his promise to "Sandy." Not once have Rutgers players, who went to other institutions and won places on the elevens there, revealed the plays and strategy which they learned under the old Yale lineman. It is a remarkable football brotherhood which Sanford has developed at Rutgers?a sort of gridiron Society of the Cincinnati, the like of which is hard to find. Here's a strange sight indeed: a football coach who loves the game as a thing dear to his heart and yet wants to save others from becoming football coaches; a man with splendid reputation, a happy family and a fine home in Ridgewood, N. J., who holds that football coaching is not conducive to domestic happiness; a gridiron mentor who has built up an Insurance business in this city which brings to him an annual income in excess of $25,000 who holds that after-college football blasts a man's career?that it blasted his own career j Sanford Telia Hia Story. To begin with, let it be understood that Sanford is a head coach the like of -whom is possessed by no other college. He receives no salary. He could go out into the open market and, without question, sell his coaching for at least $10,000 a season. But he has been at Rutgers for seven years without receiving one cent for his services. There are some who regard "Sandy" as the greatest line coach in the country; one of the greatest all around mentors we have in football. But "Sandy" is an amateur. He lives up to the principle which he thunders at his candidates every September in that gymnasium down at New Brunswick, "on the banks of the old Raritan." Sanford was a professional coach before he came to Rutgers. At Columbia, in various institutions in the West, the big son of Old Eli received an annual salary which at the time was considered stupendous for a football teacher. It was easy come, easy go, while "Sandy" traveled East and traveled West, crossed the ocean and, as the puts it, "led the life of Reilly, whoever he was." But let Sanford tell his own story. "Why am I so bitterly and unalterably opposed to professional football coaching? Well, I learned a lesson through my own .xperiences," said Sanford the other morning lb bis offices on William street. "See NEW YORK HERALD, ? wiford Stoi I those two sturdy young fellows out there, I waiting to see me? Both were football ' captains at Rutgers. Both are working j hard, on the road to success in business, i And both, but for the promise which they gave to me, now would be coaching foot- : ball for money?seeing only the present j and immediate financial returns about ten ! times as great as they could get in any ! I ' y Vx %x. ' <S?V . \ Sandy exacting other work and keeping themselves blind I to the future. "You may laugh at this," continued' "Sandy," "but I believe that football coaching took from my grasp a career in the legal profession, which would have made me not only more prosperous financially but certainly better endowed with the honors which come to a man who has made good in law. I might have become a Dig corporation lawyer, i mignt nave become a judge. I was eager for law. 1 took to it strongly and had a great future. But football coaching?that easy $5,000 for a short season's work?the financial I Italy's WOMEN FASCISTI with black shirts and the black fez of the Italian nationalist are coming to be a common sight throughout northern and central Italy. In the bloody days following the general strike of August women Fascisti carried muskets in Ancona, Ravenna, Forli and Ferrara. In other cities they ran street cars, distributed mail, conducted offices and even cleaned streets to replace striking Socialists or Fascisti called to action against the strikers. The fact that there are now in Italy ao.ooo women members of the Fascist! is significant because of the traditional seclusion in which the Italian woman lives. More than any others in Europe the Italian women are limited to the little circle of the home, and are apathetic to politics or wide activities. Whereas the war produced a great wave of restlessness upon the feminine part of most of the warring countries it did not succeed in creating any very strong movements among Italian women. Now many of them are seeking to satisfy their desire SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, )s Professi lure and the virus of the game?killed my aspirations as a lawyer and nearly ruined my whole career." Sanford looked out across the drab courtyard. But his mind was riot in William street. He smiled as he bridged the chasm of years and harked back to the June afternoon when the great Sanford? the Homeric Sanford? the well advertised. ?tf j the promise. famous Sanford received his sheepskin from the Yale law school. ? "The world was my oyste* that day," said "Sandy," "No sooner had 1 received my diploma than I was surrounded with two types of offers?offers to become a pro-fo_<a?inn?l fonth^ll nnarh nnH r?ffpre r?f work. The glamour of football was strong. I loved the game, just as I love it now. Law work seemed so drab and uninteresting. I took one case?it wasn't even an argument. I attended a hearing. That was my first and last case. "The war with Spain came along then and I enlisted with other Yale men. That ; Women Fas for action and adventure by joining the Faseisti. Actual organization of the Faseisti women has been going on for two years. The broad slogan of 'Ttalianism" has attracted women of every age and every social stratum, although the movement has had its greatest appeal to young girls. Just as the membership is nondescript, the activities of the organization vary with locality and occasion. In the country the peasant women who are members of the organzation carry rifles and share in the often violent fights which take place over the domination of the peasants' clubs and cooperatives. In the cities the women are concerned with carrying the gospel of nationalism into the homes and schools. Many groups have organized classes of children *to whom they preach the creed of Ttalianism. In parades and public demonstrations the women are now beginning to take part, but in general the Fascisti try to keep their sisters from getting into actual physical danger unless it is during a critical fight for the domination of a whole city, such 1922. onalism unpleasantness did not last long and broke up just in time for the football season. Law was forgotten. Football coaching'? for $5,000 with your name in the paper nearly every day?nothing to do but show a lot of young men how you did it?all that got me. Sanford, the lawyer, died. "Well, it took me eight years to realize just where I was and where I was headj ing. I could have kept right on coaching j for money and done nothing else. But | that was not my ideal. And I want no i voung man coming to Rutgers to have that ideal. "Football is by far the greatest of all games. But I abhor its professional side. Let men other than those who come out of Rutgers take care of that. I do not say that I want all Rutgers players to forget football just as soon as they have gone from the college. Fjiat would not be possible?and besides, .once in football, always in it. I want the old boys to come down to New Brunswick during the fall and give me a hand with the team But I want them to do that only in their spare time and with the spirit of the true amateur. "Of all the men who have played football at Rutgers only one?Tallman?is making money out of teaching athletics; but he is a physical director and does not coach football. During the last six years I have given permission to three former Rutgers players to coach high school teams, but they are receiving money as teachers in various classroom branches and are not professional coaches. The oath never has been broken. "Rutgers stars have come to me from time to time with offers which they have received from other colleges to coach. Some of these offers were most alluring financially. But 1 always have refused to give back the promises?and the offers always have been declined. Many of these men have thanked me time and again for exacting the oath. "As a result of the system which I have developed Rutgers football players leave their college humble, eager for hard work. And they make good. In striking contrast are the sad cases of many football greats whom I knew in the old days. I remember one from Yale who rode down into Wall street in a hansom cab?and walked out four months later to remain a failure because he could not forget his reputation of the gridiron and get down to business." Sanford's argument is a powerful blow at the seasonal football coach who five years from now is very likely to l?e extinct. The New England group of colleges already has voted to do away with seasonal coaches beginning with next fall. The Rutgers mentor has no particularly stiong quarrel with the men who settle down to a career of coaching and make it their life work. M -n like Glenn Warner, Alonz j Stagg and Hugo Bezdek, all of whom receive more than $12,000 a year under long term contracts, have made football coaching their big goal and have made great successes of their work. But it is a questicn if they would not have prospered more had they turned their energies to [ business or the professions. 5cisti as took nlace in Auaust in nart# nf tk. country. ? The role of the women Fascist! during a "row" is to administer first aid. to see the wounded to the hospital and to assist j them and their families until recovery. During the bloody and close fight which took place between Communists and Fascisti in the San Lorenzo quarter of Rome last May the women Fasciati. at some risk, helped to carry their wounded to safety. Aside from political considerations the I organization of girls into semi-military squads has brought about some valuable j reforms in dress and hygiene. The Italian girls are physically indolent, and dress for i effect rather than health. The high and exceedingly narrow shoe which has made I the foot and the walk of the Italian women almost Chinese has been doomed by Fasj.cisti discfpline. The bascisti press has even started a campaign for low heeled shoes The girls' squads also organize hikes, have weekly outdoor athletic meets and copy many of the customs of the American Camp Fire Oirls.