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TMSDAY, bcToB1,Th 24, 1029~

M I CH I CA N" DAtLY

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CARNEGIE

INSTITUTE

SURVEYS

COLLEGE

ATHLETICS

rative oficers in eight er cent, and made to contribute significantly to der proper conditions, athletics may age considerably below the maxi- " 'Wha ought to be done?' promise
UV AIN Irathletic r n.ih ercn, n ad ocntiue infiatytopsibydveo uhgrteseriteu omestinfrgulpo-it r-Ie
athletic officers in 50 per cent. In the physical health of college stud- as are present in a normal young essors.The paid coach, the p su
many instances, the "nationwide ents, too few now receive theirnccipts, the special training tables and to
man, but probobly do not inculcate "'Doubtless at an ideal univer- iptte pcaltanigtb es; ndiov
UCocommerce" is carried on through benefits and too many incur posi- them at all. On the other hand, sit"'the authors say, 'prfessinal the costly sweaters and extensive the gi
represpnrativeofs. vra gou etiv ham.ceitrtainiepracah- '.ty h'atos aprofessional. the wh
C [Io D thercooperation of several groups tive harm. Certain widespread ath- college athletics, as they are con- coaching would find no place. Ob- journeys in special Pullman cars, gime.
AmonJA 1 Mtg t e m a s w e eY a h n ,a d p a c u y op r ie m any cases to utilize and strength-; whose tenure depends upon victory1 school, the dem oralizing publicity (sales a
or re r s e ta i e sp a ti e in tr .i g, c a h d u c te d to - d a y , d e fin ite ly fa il in v o u sly th e p o sitio n o f a c o a c h th e re c ru itin g fro m th e h ig h sc h o l a
letes are recruited, correspondence e physical health of participants. on desirable social traits. is both unfortunate and unfair. A showered on the players, the devo- through
figures the most prominently. Once The notion appears to be wide- cah h rsst aut ttsto fa nu rprino ie!tdyi
contact is established between the spread that exercise in In intramural athletics, as is coach who trusts to faculty status tion of an undue proportion of tim& today i
renacuiea hedathleterelatonath letcnsea played by about 10 per cent of the and fair words for safety in the to training, across the hurdles of tional r
Existing System Gives Students Irecruiter and the athlete, relations ;athetics in particular constitute audegdatsiiniuinsht hour of disaprvlasuo xmnton-teeogtt tpto o
undergraduates in institutions that huofdspproval leans upon a, examinations-these ought to stopi tion to
Existng System Gives Students become closer, and the next step is sort of panacea for all forms of ill schedule it; basketball by about broken reed.' and the intercollegiate and intra- the sim
N spportunity For usually personal persuasion or soli- health from flat foot to melancho- mural sports be legk
ciaton Tis o ist h cmpsha s mttr ffat ay tenine per cent- the country over;! The Foundation's inquiry has mrlsotberght back to a oughnes
Responsibility financen brious thods, a . As attic ould be re although the proportion r u ns dealt with and studied about four stage in which they can be en- a true u
muacued in rruietdg, are, athletes.garedassin he nure- much higher at certain colleges; athletic conferences in the United joyed by. large numbers of stu- any age
COLLEGES ASKED REPORT muRecruitingseldom, recruiting evathletes.tsof a powerfulmedicament to be and soccer by four per cent, or States and Canada. Through vis- dents and where they do not in-
mabout double the proportion of its to constituent institutions it has volve an expenditure of time and
without the use of subsidies. prescribed for one individual in one those who play it in intercollegiate been enabled to estimate the exent money wholly at variance with any /Dinin
S s Point a lence "siis akentheform of so - th strength, for another individual in contests. to which conference regulations are ideal of honest study.'
Of Subsidation Among arships, loans, nominal or disp rop- I another idvda ob strength, and for asltl a third'I"'hnti ntleta ieo
ti tel individual to be absolutely pros- One significant fact about these edupto.ectual life of
niversities orionay paid jobs, tution allow ribed. figures is that few of the sports Athletic conferences, the country a body of college students is on a
lances, favors of various kinds and Iover, are in substantial theoretical low plane, the difference between
Continued from Page One) arrangements wereb athletes are It was found that high school oes a psuiamong udergradu- agreemet regarding terms of eli- the formal credits of men in train- PHITL
whrb tltsaediversion after graduaion.itriningcrgulatiosoandstsendh
The rowing atendency akein cash. It is estimated tha track meetingtschelexhaust ng,an gibity compensationato pla, tnfor iter-cole cnts an Gustave
ordetooduexhaustingAmerand i tann euainad coach- those of the ordinary srdn h
at least one college athlete in seven athletes are permitted to compete "The bulletin discusses the ori- ing. is not in training, may be inappre_ "lost" f
Colleges, to regard atletics as no is subsidized. Secrecy aggravates an excessive number of events. gins and training, status, tenure, "Whatever fine phases concer- ciable. But it requires no tabula- day bu
holiportan phas of collegboth of these abuses, but does not "After a statistical study of 18,- salarie duties, and extramural re- cnces indulged in concerning the tion of statistics to prove that the time to
life, is praised, in so far as it "be- jIas ihro hm06 tdnsi l ~ lationships of coaches in AmericanI amateur sttts niestisadioug thlete hgvs islf alnh
tokens a genuine re-appreciation of f them. 667 students in d irepresentative saus, universiies an yung ah wo gives imse a lunch
the place of sport in undergraduate "The prevalence of recruiting and iors s colleges, the au- ccolleges have found that unlessfor months, body and soul, to train-
the plae opot sinnrgrdue subsidizing in college athletics has hors find that the common notion "As regards faculty appointment they relax their rules regarding ing under a professional coach for He a:
affairs, and not a shrinking from led to much "shopping around" by that athletes in general are poorer for the coach, it has not assured professionalism and wink at flag- a gruelling contest, staged to focus dining c
physical or moral hmpetionp schoolboy athletes, a process of students than non-athletes, is er- long tenure, nor has it protected rant abuses, they cannot win en- the attention of thousands of peo- it was
auctioning athletic s k ill to the roneous. On the other hand, they him against the demands of alum- ough games to satisfy their con- ple, and upon which many thous- train.7
modern amateur status, especially highest bidder, conclude t h a-t participation in ni for victory, nor guaranteed the stituents. ands of dollars will be staked, will a train
in college athletics, and showing -sports that require very hard train- coach's impeccability in matters of " 'The tendency to assume that find no time or energy for any ser- were tr
the part that American sportsmen A selection of letters and other ing and long practice hours pro- recruiting and subsidizing. any abuses inherent in intercolle- Ious itellectual effort. The com- fOr Phil
have played in it, the Bulletin con- documents from the files of the en- bably impairs the academic stand- j "Not every director of physical giate athletics will automaticalryt- -- "-- --- --
eludes that American amateurism quiry is printed in the Appendix ing of certain athletes. The fact education should coach the foot- disappear if a conference is form-
must be revived as the very key- of the study to illustrate methods seems to be that athletes, who from ball team, nor should every coach ed and passes rules of a nature
stone of college athletics in a de- and procedure in "s h o p p i n g scientific measurements and other be a professor of physical educa- sufficiently lofty and stringent is
mocracy. The difficulty is that at around", subsidizing and recruiting. data, appear to be the best endowed tion. absurd, no matter how much ad-- For Ren
present violations apparently are The means employed by certain physically and mentally of all coll- "The highest paid coaches hold ministrative machinery is provided
considered of little consequence by coaches and directors of athletics ege undergraduates, fail to fulfil their jobs, on the average, a little or how many teeth may be placed Forest Plaza 3
many alumni, faculty members, and to evade conference rules against this promise of success in college over five years, but the tenure of in regulations. In the course ofA artmenu
undergraduates. The motives be- personal solicitation and the initia- work and do not greatly surpass, as the football coach is coming less I the present study it has been prov-
hind all infractions of the amateur tion of recruitg correspondence they should, their less active fel- and less to depend upon victory. ed again and again that no rule, Only seven apartments Two
code are the results of commer- are shown and discussed in detail, low- students. The standard desired at present however well intended, can be made
cialism. They come down at last In studying the hygiene of ath- "Te appears to be a fair winning aver- binding without the consent and e left i Ann Arbor's four
to a desire to reap the advantages letic training, the Foundation se- cae o t nition ae over a period of from five to the active cooperation of those to newest and finest build- left
of amateurism without paying its cured the cooperation of Dr. Dean aeribament to an interiorea- ten years. I whom it applies. Too often mul- ing. Gas, electricity, re- E I
price. F. Smiley, secretary of the Ameri- ~ "The average salary paid to the tiplicity of detail in regulations
Respecting the present recruiting can Student Health Association, in fetes, who as a group are better head football coachat about 100 tends only to drive dishonest prac- carp
and susidizing of college athletes, charge of this phase of the enquiry, minddthan non-athletes, but to the institutions was found to be $6,107, ices out of sight and to make them furnished. All floorsap
"those who, tempt young mere to and of Francis G. Benedict, Ph. D., n a s, u o wile the highest paid full profes-secret, not to eliminate them.' bui
barter their honesty for the sup- I director of the Nutrition Labora- conduct, emphasis, and values of sor inthe istti re The origins of American college carpeted Furnised or
posed advantages of a c o11 e g e tory at Boston of the Carnegie modern colege sport. on the average $5,158. When paid athletics, say the authors of the unfurnished as desired. gua
course, dishonesty achieved, are the Institution of Washington; E. V. This is the more unfortunate, by athletic associations, full time study, go back to Colonial days and poss
Fagins of American sport a n d I MacCollum, Ph. D., professor of bio- because success in life after gradua- head coaches averaged $6,466 a the decline of pioneer life. At that Location is unexcelled. mai
American higher education." chemistry in the John Hopkins tion appears to be related less to year, and when paid by the colleges time, athletic skill was looked upon B u i I d i n g set back loca
"For the first timb, the recruit- University School of Public Health,personal athletic success in college themselves, $5,058, or $100 less than as somewhat beneath the dignity
ing and subsidizing of American Baltimore; President Livingston then to high academic standing. the average salary of the highest of a serious scholar. Certain coll- from the street, is beau- ibk
colege athletes has been compreh- Farrand of Cornell University; Dr. The qualities of mental alertness paid full professor. Academic sta- eges legislated against athletics as tifully landscapd and and
ensively studied and specific facts Thomas K. Richards, instructor in and quick coordination are equally tus costs the head football coach early as 1761. The Princeton faculty
presented concerning this abuse, surgery at, the Harvard Medical valuable to both the athlete and on the average about $1,400 a year, in 1787 voted formally that 'there there is plenty of sun-
which is termed "the darkest blot School and chief surgeon of the the non-athlete, but academic pur- or 28 per cent of the salary he re- are many more amusements more shine and air on allMa
upon American college sport". Only Harvard Athletic Association, who suits appear to give greater op- ceives from the college. ColLage honorable and more useful' for un- . both
26 of the more than one hundred acted as an advisory and consult- portunities for their use and de- administrations drive closer bar- dergraduates than shinny. sides. Elevator service.- ien
universities and colleges studied ing group. Some of the conclusions velopment than athletics n o w gains with sasonl coaches, than " 'The responsibility to bring Rentals' reasonable. us
were without trace of recruiting, reached by this g r o u p are as afford- athletic iassoadions, but the sea- athletcs into a sincere relation to
and only 29 without subsidizing. follows: Although in the past it has been sonal coach is appreciably better the intellectual life of the college,
"Of the thausands of individual, "In regard to hygiene in athletic i generally insisted that athletics in- paid than the full time coach with ! writes Dr. Henry S. Pritchett in his
cases of recruiting- and subsidizing training the regent states that al- culcate certain desirable traits, like faculty appointment and status. Ipreface to the Bulletin, 'rests i Brooks Bldg Phone
studied, alumni were responsible in though there can be no doubt that courage, perseverance, and initia-. "Other coaches than- the head squarely on the shoulders of the -
only 30 per cent, college administ- athletics, if well conducted, may be tive, the study points out that, un-- football coach are paid on an aver- president and faculty.'

s that have to be made to
ch students in the college
pass them through to a de-
re an air of insincerity to
ole university-college re-
Wfe cannot serve every cause
rship, science, business,
nship, organized athletics-
the university. The need
.to re-examine our educa-
egime with the determina-
attain in greater measure
plicity, sincerity, and thor-
s that is the life blood of
iniversity in any country at
g Car Switched;
ryor of Berlin Lost
(Iny Associated Press)
ADELPHIA, Oct. 21. - Dr.
Boess, mayor of Eerlin, was
or more than two hours to-
arrived in Philadelphia in
be the guest of honor at
eon.
nd Frau Boess were in a
ear at Harrisburg, Pa., when
switched to a Washington
They were "discovered" by
conductor and at York, Pa.,
ansfered to another train
adelphia.
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