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CRISIS AT CHICAGO

Editorial--"The football team has just completed a disastrous season. With the close of the season comes the realization that the University if it maintains its present systems and standards, will never be able to produce football teams to, compete with those of other large conference schools.

"There are four alternatives open to the University:

"1. It may subsidize in order to get good athletes. . ."

"2. It may play small college teams. . ."

"3. It can continue as it has, losing disastrously to good teams. . ."

"4. It may abolish inter-collegiate football. This it appears to us is the wise course. . ."

Athletic Director T. Nelson Metcalf--"The University of Chicago is systematically lightening its football schedule. This, I think, is the best solution to the problem of Chicago's consistent gridiron defeats. But if the University administration thinks that schedule in which the team plays smaller schools of their own athletic calibre is harmful to public relations, I do not look with disfavor upon the abolition of intercollegiate football."

Captain Lew Hamity--"The men on the football team play because they love it and naturally don't want to see it abolished here I don't favor playing a schedule with small colleges, although a lighter schedule might be advisable."

Coach Clark Shagginessy--"There is no remedy that I can suggest, save that we lighten our athletic schedule. If I were to turn out the strongest team possible, I'd take about the twelve best players and work with them and let the rest of them go. But when I came here, I was told that it was my job take every student who desired to came out for football and give him all the training possible. And I've tried to do that. After all, every student who plays his tuition is entitled to the same tutelage as every other student."

Dean George A. Works--"There establishment of a four-year college at the University will not necessitate abolition of intercollegiate athletics. Although an athletic program would have to be formulated for students in the first two or three years of the College, Seniors and men in the Divisions could continue to represent Chicago in athletic competition. . . . I will probably to 25 years before the College gains a strong enough foothold so that it presents an athletic program here. The Chicago Daily Maroon.