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Today, when the question of who is a professional is of so much interest in connection with the clauses to that effect in the resolutions on athletics, it may be of as much value to learn what an amateur is according to the strict ruling. For by the ordinary custom it is acknowledged that a man who ceases to be an amateur becomes at once a professional. There is no halfway position. If the faculties should determine to hold strictly to this customary ruling our crew would find itself deprived of the services of their present efficient coach, and our faculty would be unable to prevent it if the others made up their minds on the point. This only goes to show in what a careless manner very much of the new scheme was drawn up in. Constant bickerings and quarrels or more disastrous compromises are very likely to ensue as the work of the supervisory committee when any college or clique of colleges find it for their advantage to try and make headway for themselves by picking at the flaws in this set of resolutions.

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