"RULE WON'T CURB WILD PASSES AT END OF GAME," SAYS MOORE
Denies That Team Will Care About Penalty in Closing Period
Major F. W. Moore '93, Harvard's representative at the recent meeting of the Football Rules Committee, was unintentionally misquoted in the interview published in the CRIMSON of March 22.
In this article it is stated that Major Moore favored the new five-yard penalty because "it will put an end to the wild passes which feature the end of a close game." Major Moore stated yesterday that this was exactly the opposite of his view and that of the Rules Committee.
"Naturally." Major Moore yesterday told a CRIMSON reporter, "five yards will mean nothing to a team that is gambling on a pass to make a long gain when behind in a light game. The committee realized that it would be impossible to check these last minute passes without making the penalty too severe. The new rule was merely made to curtail slightly what we consider to be a slight tendency at present for the passing game to outbalance the running game. The penalty of five yards was the slightest curb that we could impose."