Communications

Interpretation of Pres. Roosevelt's Views on Intercollegiate Athletics.

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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

My interpretation of what President Roosevelt has said about intercollegiate athletics and courage differs from Professor Francke's. The President contends, as I understand him, that intercollegiate athletics promote college athletics in general, and that college athletics in general promote manly qualities--among them courage. The "weakness" which he sees in abolishing football is the weakness of a confessed inability to make the game clean. L. B. R. BRIGGS.