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-J The Standard Magazine Section Ogden? Utah, October 18, 1913.
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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
r:x: If you haven't J2 with you. Ihcy
sj will take $1 00 or 50 cents or even
d:; 75 i enta
I Football nnd hat Is what we nre
. I talking about is th- money-mak-
P". log spoil in a university.
Take a report of last season. The
IU I treasurer's statement gave the net
I recoinO from the college ;-ri.c as
h,.., This - is not the biggest, nor the
jf'tf j greatest university, but one of
'yrt which might be denominated as bc-
' ,). loncm- to the secondary class
h. it Is h ?reat game for the
collegcft Is football. If the re-
k I celpts from the gridiron sport were
'- piled up, year after year, they
a ; would transcend in magnitude the
benefai lions of philanthropists of
B !t nc Carnagta, Sage, Rockefeller and
!r i, it p r v r-
dtM: Football la Big
r Sl1 Football is the dyed-in-the-wool
phllanthoplst to the big unlversl-
i rt' ties.
a b It's a great game, anyway. For
I how much of Its susceptibility the
14 a j October and November Bklcs are
H themselves responsible Is conjec-
fi&A On such afternoons as "iir Ami l-
r u can autumn affords, when even to
oftt j.n ,,,., sbiver is pleasure, the mob
; alosl enjoys the exhilaration ol lh vital
wallt" breeze, the tang of which Is pi is-
icccs antly recalleil In subsequent days
in steam-heated Office and flat.
IsMr AH mat tb0 old Alma Miter stood
girid for (,, oe embodied In the
C6J' eleven giants fighting for Its faino
M ' and name. Our men. we are con-
pJJJJ vlnced, represent what is beat in
' American hfe; as for the others,
M they arc manifestly the product of
ie JK wrong social i'J nior.il circuiu-
. si ini i -
1 Only through exei 1st conald-
jt erablu self-restraint do we refrain
JK from railing thorn 'muckers" bc-
' fore the game starts, during Us
1 lt( progresi we are not accounUible for
language or acts. .
jjjUf Above all, that Alma Mater senti
ment It Incarnate :n the football
in tt cres
i0 i$ 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.
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
Eiehenlaab, .Notre Dame.
note the opinions of several well
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
muscles to play it, but It Is not dan-
lonnn) Magner, who was one of
Georgetown's greatest halfbacks, .
"I have never found football a
hazardous 5 port. Hut I have been
Injured several times playing base
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,"
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
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
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
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
Dave Lamb and Archibald Lowo
were also members of this unbeata
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
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
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
During theso years he should be
at some college or university. . His
mind and body aro both being
trained for the conflict with the
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.
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