JOE FORECAST DEFERS TO ANXIOUS POLITICAL HEADS IN PREDICTION
EXPLAINS THAT TO INFLUENCE PUBLIC IS NOT HIS AIM
I promised to reveal, this week, the rest, of the famous Forecast presidential prognostication, but I must break that promise, as I have often broken more important ones. But the truth is that a non-partisan body, composed of leaders of both parties, has asked me to hold off. Word came from rural communities in the West, where the name of Forecast is spoken in hushed and reverent tones, that the populace was a waiting my prediction before going to the polls.
Accordingly, in order to keep the vote from being practically unanimous, for the choice of Joe Forecast in those Open Spaces where his word is law, I will withhold my prediction until Tuesday morning. I aim only to predict, not to influence public opinion. Not that I couldn't influence it, if I chose, and occasionally have.
Now take last week's football. I have been deluged with protests because of my hold announcement that Harvard would beat Dartmouth 13 to 7. They say that is what took the heart out of the Dartmouth boys. And I hate to see that so I'll not say a thing about Lehigh--not a word. Joe, Jr. tells me that the Harvard B team will win by only two touchdowns, but I'm not saying a word.
My phenomenal successes last week have added more-than a little to my international prestige. So I'm going to take two or three wild chances today, just to show how good I am.
Yale 13, Dartmouth 7.
N. Y. U. 14, Georgetown 7.
Holy, Cross 20, Brown 12.
Cornell 6, Columbia 0.
Penn 20, Chicago 0.
Ohio State 14, Princeton 0.
B. U. 7, Springfield 0.
B. C. 34, Manhattan 0.
Notre Dame 20, Penn State 6.
Minnesota 13, Northwestern 0.
Illinois 27, Michigan 7