New Bombing Stirs Peace and Quiet of Soldiers Field, Angers Coaches---Apted Will Investigate
Rear of Bradford's Car Jolted as Deafening Explosion Brings Laughs From Field
For the second time this week Harvard coaches have been the victims of bombing outrages at Soldiers Field. Last night when Coach Eddie Bradford stepped on the self-starter of his automobile, a loud crash burst on the stillness of the Cambridge evening. The whole rear-end of his Ford rose in the air and clouds of smoke enveloped the car: then a series of staccato machine-gun blasts; then silence.
Football breeds courage: where lesser men would have fled Bradford merely sat in his car, waiting for something else to happen. Then from the locker room a sound, very much like loud laughter, caused him to glare in that direction for a moment, then start his car again and drive very quickly from the field.
This unheard of transposition of Chicago tactics to quiet Cambridge brought to light the fact that about a week ago Coach Eddie Casey was the victim of a similar disturbance. In Casey's case the bomb did not go off until the head coach, accompanied by his wife, was half way home on the road to Winthrop. Both Mr. and Mrs. Casey thought it expedient to vacate the car. After waiting half an hour Casey ventured to start the automobile, but Mrs. Casey would not consent to enter the vehicle until the coach had promised to drive slowly. The rest of the journey was made at a speed of 12 miles per hour, and it is reported that the Caseys did not reach their destination until 3 o'clock in the morning.
In order to prevent a recurrence of these gangster attempts at terrorism. Colonel Charles R. Apted '06, of the Yard Police, will be requested to make a personal investigation and bring the culprits to justice. According to one theory, the bombing is the work of Lehigh scouts who are attempting to disable Harvard's coaching staff. Others have expressed the opinion that the managerial staff at Dillon Field House may have information of value, but little credence edence is given this supposition, which is founded on the beliefs of a few hangers-on.