Enthusiastic Cheerleader Invites Ankle Disaster
Yesterday a new type of football hero earned his free ticket to Valhalla. Phil Alexander '42, double-flip expert and cheerleader-extraordinary, pulled a tendon while doing a "today's acrobatic special."
Football coaches all over the country should recognize this handwriting-on-the-wall and pay more attention to the frill artists of the game, instead of selfishly nursing only the players. Trainers will undoubtedly have something to say about the matter, especially in colleges where cheer leaders are exclusively female. Perhaps it would be advisable in such cases, to have them return for early-September practice with the squad. Then they could serve the double purpose of keeping up the morale of the players and getting themselves into the "pink" of condition.