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-J The Standard Magazine Section Ogden? Utah, October 18, 1913.
1 . -" ' A HITTING TH LIN6 FOR OLE - l ,,asoban deS nl UVC the O. howShe ran"UgO. l.o he iai.: . JL Tyrjp il year through. For he ran for s, .. i X ' 0 f i n v 4 n Er?o, comes the time when we j Y.- tS ( f? ' Exi Itement, Mood, gore ana dtok en bones, if need be. but pive us III tome outlet lor our pent-up enthu- siasm and, above loll, give us a tm chance to root. Zic So the c 't. ' :hr..v. n v idc tf open m football. The gridiron teams I are called forth to pacify us. gjjj. Th: colli ge athletli bj . in I Mil Succession Of marvels H usually begins with a (500,000 afc cnmaiun and a swimming pool IS;' that costs a fortune. An adjunct to 1 u the lum Is Ihe trail ing house. Then there is always the Rt stadiu i able ol ting -' "'.000 i mi h rooters I rienda, ne mics ;ind Iheir friends and their friends' friends. r:x: If you haven't J2 with you. Ihcy sj will take $1 00 or 50 cents or even d:; 75 i enta I Football nnd hat Is what we nre . I talking about is th- money-mak- P". log spoil in a university. Take a report of last season. The IU I treasurer's statement gave the net I recoinO from the college ;-ri.c as ,b! 167.064.40. h,.., This - is not the biggest, nor the jf'tf j greatest university, but one of 'yrt which might be denominated as bc- ' ,). loncm- to the secondary class h. it Is h ?reat game for the collegcft Is football. If the re- k I celpts from the gridiron sport were '- piled up, year after year, they a ; would transcend in magnitude the benefai lions of philanthropists of B !t nc Carnagta, Sage, Rockefeller and !r i, it p r v r- SB dtM: Football la Big School Philanthropist. r Sl1 Football is the dyed-in-the-wool us t-'- phllanthoplst to the big unlversl- i rt' ties. a b It's a great game, anyway. For I how much of Its susceptibility the 14 a j October and November Bklcs are H themselves responsible Is conjec- ,rfir(; ture. fi&A On such afternoons as "iir Ami l- r u can autumn affords, when even to oftt j.n ,,,., sbiver is pleasure, the mob ; alosl enjoys the exhilaration ol lh vital wallt" breeze, the tang of which Is pi is- icccs antly recalleil In subsequent days in steam-heated Office and flat. IsMr AH mat tb0 old Alma Miter stood girid for (,, oe embodied In the C6J' eleven giants fighting for Its faino M ' and name. Our men. we are con- pJJJJ vlnced, represent what is beat in ' American hfe; as for the others, M they arc manifestly the product of ie JK wrong social i'J nior.il circuiu- . si ini i - r BS 1 Only through exei 1st conald- jt erablu self-restraint do we refrain JK from railing thorn 'muckers" bc- ' fore the game starts, during Us 1 lt( progresi we are not accounUible for language or acts. . jjjUf Above all, that Alma Mater senti ment It Incarnate :n the football etu in tt cres i0 i$ It maj i" Luke Kelly, the former Xotre Dame star, now the great ,er tt coach at the Christian Brothers' jj H college in st Louis, who It of our (jjrt eli von, maybe it i- Tuy Stodtherr, ir now at Washington stati-; perhaps Johnny Magner of ijeorgetown. BBTk whose exhibition of robust man- g b 1 I i lighting us. ver rM 1 'n the three-yard line a fierce jggitf stan. i keeps the ball stationary for te( c' tw hopi r"i cnlnuti j Jo0tjW I rai k a ki i of the L7i ivei ilty of jtbtf 8l Louis dropi I i k Cor a kick. r, eadj gjs' The ball Jjjjoo1 Left End Harvey and Right Hod leCjitf1 Patton have dropped back for the jitH kl' Rlghl Ti kle i haloupka the g0rl" f.'r '-at W i w i It i f i o . i& Acker Shatters Nebraska With 50-Yard Plunge. . jer. a blinding flash hurtlea through feas Harvej Collli I wing and tht n ' 'voutf' 1,1 ll" Nebraska line The Coru- . husken-. bewildered, are shattered I like a paper hoop. Rah' Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah: Rah: White Blue: Rah-lloo: Wnito Rlue.' Right Through: S. T. L. U It is too early in the season to analyze the autumn prospects in the football world The coaches for the most part have not decided upon their players' programmes. Another careful revision has been made of the rules, with a view to minimising the perils of the game. This object is undoubtedly a wor thy one. well deservins of public ap proval, put the prevailing senllmoni seem? to be that the committee which had these rules in charge, again went a step too far and erred on the side of too great precaution. Whether this Is a true explana tion, the fact remains that the game ns played last year did prove disap pointing to many persons, particu larly old-time players nnd coaches, who are undoubtedly the bcsi judges of the tltness ot the rules. The danger was doubtless les sened, but it Is B question whether the same result rould not have been accomplished without so completely revolutionizing the game. The same widespread sentiment that football is a brutal game seems still prevalent In spue cf the cam paign against it. Along this line it is interesting to m Eiehenlaab, .Notre Dame. note the opinions of several well known people. Game l Not Daogeroos ProminfcDt Stars Think. Hairy Lindsay, the former Dart mouth star, who is now an attorney, says: "I do not cor-iuer football a dangerous game. The game as now played Is rough bat not dan gerous." l.ukc Kelly of the Notre Dame eleven, that scored the famous vic tory over Michigan, is now coach ing the Christian Brothers' College team at St. Loulf. In Kelly's opinion footnall Is a Vigorous Knme. It tw' 'irswn md si WBff ss9L muscles to play it, but It Is not dan- gerous- lonnn) Magner, who was one of Georgetown's greatest halfbacks, . said ( "I have never found football a hazardous 5 port. Hut I have been Injured several times playing base ball. ' The writer had a chat a few weeks ago with Ruke Kelly, who Is known throughout the United States as one of the greatest football di rectors In the country The coach has a constant prob lem to sort out a suitable team," said Kelly. The war of the candidates for a position on the first team Is being waged always before his eyes. It rests with the coach to pick out from this mas of students thoso men who arc titled for the arlou positions on the te im. It follows, then, that he must be tbsolutel) accurate In recognizing those qualifications which go to make a good football player. "In my opinion those qualifica tions are much as follows. The football star must first of all have speed. This does not apply so much to certain positions' on the line, but It Is applicable to the bockfleld and the ends. Second, the player mo.-t have strength. 1 ..i.tbaii Is a vigorous game. It demands sinew and muncle, stam ina, endurance, brains and nerve "A player like Harry Ratlcan, a great all-round athlete, possesses every one of thoe qualifications that Is the reason lie Ix one of the greatest halfbacks in the game." oUl-Tintc Heroes Never Vi ill Be I n gotten. No discussion of football is ever complete without a word on the old-time players. There Is a certain distinction In ancient events which throws a zlamT around the stnr .f ,..- HaguirCi St. Loins U. days and makes his time stand out against that of the present. Football fans will never tire of r. ..illlng the prowess of Jimmy Ki Li-don, John Y. Patrick and the C.rockmever brothers. Reardon still holds the record for kicking goals from the field. Seven of them dropped over the bar in one game. This excelled the i.mious Bat O" Dca's record. Patrick and tho Drockmocrs were the greatest halfbacks In the West in their day. Many a long, sinuous run made by them, with but a minute or two to ro. won a gamo that seemed to be lost. Then there were the Dillons. Jack. Billy. Dan and Paul. When shall we look upon their like again? , , ... George Burleigh Ml" ranked with the giants of those days the Hcs ons Heffelrtngers. Weekes, Thorps. ChadWlCto. PO- , McCormlcks. Bulla Hudsons. Metoxens, Hlnk eyg, Cayous and Cochems Then who can ever forget that team that ran riot through the West; like a juggernaut, which comprised Bradley Robinson, who hurled the forward pars sixty yards; H A Roche, the preat ha It hack : H P Depcw. ot end; John Kinney, the famous guard, and his partner. Bile" Trench; t-harley orr. at , enter like another rock of Gib faSar' Louis Hughes, another r,.ard: Eddie Murphy, the brainiest f all the quarterbacks; Francis Acker the Incomparable halfback; Jack Schneider who with Robin son, almost unaided, beat the great est teams In the West, with the for ward pass Dave Lamb and Archibald Lowo were also members of this unbeata ble team. Then there were Spencer Thomas, Rodenbeig. Krause and 11 Castlen, stars of other days. That great team that Included Acker. Robinson and Schneider, was the wonder of the year. Nebraska had beat-:: Colorado 8 to 0, South Dakota 39 to 0. Grlnnell 34 to 4, lost lo Minnesota 6 to i on On form and there is something In football dope on which we can approximately figure results that team of Acker. Schneider and Rob inson would have beaten Yale. Har vard and Princeton without doubt. It has been said that the rigors of college sports are much less In jurious to the educational institu tions of the country than the gross exaggeration of sport. P.ut there is another side to the question. The average boy leaves school at about the age -if II. without having been taught very much that is of practical value to him. He then goes Into a store or shop to learn a business. The Alma Mater Sjiiiit Traill Men Well. The bueinesv hasn't much use for . . Tom Stadther. Washiigto" Mau'- a iuikc, beaten AnuM 1;J to 9. Kan sas 16 to 6 and Denver to o. It was a crisp and ideal day when the Cornhuskers lined up against the greatest exponents of the forward pass in the history of football. At the end of that Thanksgiving Day Nebraska had been humiliated, 3S to 0. That same scoring machine de feated Carroll College 2-' to 0. Law rence University 6 to 0. St. John s Military 2 7 to 0, Marquette Collej; 0 to 0, St. Charles Military 3o to 0, Missouri Normal 3'J to 0. Rolla School of Mines, 71 to 0. Kansas 34 to 2. Kansas Medics SI to 0. Drak cL'nlverfliy !2 to 'J. nnd Iowa University 34 to o. The like or that eleven o will never see apaliu him in his untralneu siaie m md put Mm at lome I r; ' Bponalbh mechanic il task . for a year or two. until he has picked iip n certain no- tion of what business Is like y I and : cert . n .l.-.-r-c : , I lohnnj Maimer, tieorgeiown i . I n. ih. ilnu he l about J I he is given a real job with some tm sponsibllitv and some outlook. i r.c school. In short, drona h.m into a sort of no-man's land. For three or four years he is neither student nor earner. During theso years he should be at some college or university. . His mind and body aro both being trained for the conflict with the world. Competition and part in the ps lmes of his nlma mater bring him Into contact with real, virile, vigor ous beings. Men who are right, mentally anl physically. i All honor to the classics and to ' the type of education for which they .-tand. Glory to the law, medical " and engineering branches. These courses have helped to give ! the nation its literature, Us lnstttu- i tlons, its awk , We still need them. There is not the slightest danger that they will . V pass; but we need something more- j ! We need men who are physically E: trained i i . H Men Off this character arc moulded 'M and made on football t.ehls. V Thq World's Besl Seller. There Is ample evidence to prove that the Bible. If not "the best sell- j er," is, at least, the most wldclv j I circulated of l"ok.-. Discounting the higher rltlclsm, and the fact that no respectable household is .-opposed to permit Itself to be with- 'it" out a copy, however seldom it may TI be opened, the American Bible So- M clcty issued SK8.409 more Dibits In i ifil2 than in 1911. Its issues last year, in all countries and In many languages were 4,949,610, and it offers Bibles and parts of Dibles In eighty-three languages ;md dialects in the United States alone. Even the Zulus may read Iho Bible in r own ton ' The American Bible Society IS . preparing to celebrate lt centennial. It was horn In lslC. The first ye .r of its existence It put forth 6.410 Bibles, Its total receipts being $3 7. 7 7't. Growth has been slow b:t ; .st.-.olv, until last year It almost touched the llve-mllllon mark and had $'J23,'J00 available for its reg ular work. Before Its centennial j year it will undoubtedly have print. BSSSS ed 100,1 hi i uoples. I I The awakening of China accounts j M for the circulation of 1.3C8.0OU Bl- J J bles and parts "i Scripture. Japan J m took 133,000: Turkey and the Balk- 1 ans, 1.67.000. and little Corea, among J the most recent of nations to bi 1 opened o Christianity.) circulated IS 72,000. Mexico, where the people H have more use for bull lights than H Dibles, Is lowest in tho enumera tion. but -managed, oiler all. to luko 0 copleo. md JM