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Lining Them Up


Head Coach Horween

The return of Arnold Horween as head coach of the 1930 Harvard football team is no surprise to followers of Crimson gridiron fortunes. At the time of the Yale game it is rumored, Horween told the players with whom he had been working during the arduous 1929 campaign that he would come back for another season and even those less intimately connected with the mentor whole heartedly expected his return next fall. Mr. Bingham's announcement was received with thunderous applause by the Harvard players and will be equally well received by University undergraduates and graduates alike.

During the four years of Coach Horween's regime; Harvard elevens have been definitely committed to offensive football. The new system got under way slowly and has had its ups and downs which have brought showers of criticism on Coach Horween. The season just ended however; seems to have shown pretty conclusively that the Crimson is on the right track and another fall with the same coach in charge should find a definitely established system travelling along at top speed. Without doubt Coach Horween's decision must have been influenced by the wealth of more than promising material which will report to him next September Football under Horween has been generally considered a pleasure and not a grind; under such circumstances the spirit in the Crimson lamp has remained and will remain high.

Two victories over Yale stand out as the high lights of the last four years of Horween coached football at Harvard. A fifth year of service here has been made even more attractive by the bright prospect of a third win against the Blue. A complete survey of Horween's record since 1926 reveals 17 victories, 13 defeats and two ties; Harvard has scored 508 points to its opponents 322. The new regime started inauspiciously with only three victories out of eight starts. In 1927 the new ideas had taken hold as was shown by the record of four victories; 1928 saw the Crimson score five triumphs and one tie, while it suffered only two defeats. The same record was turned in this fall, but Harvard's schedule was one of the toughest in years. The same major opponents will be faced again in 1930, but Harvard rooters may look ahead with confidence to a banner year for the Crimson eleven and Coach Horween.

An All-American Captain

In Captain Elect, Ticknor Harvard has the first. All American candidate since the days of C. J. Hubbard '24 and his unanimous choice as captain of the 1930 eleven speaks volumes for the confidence which his teammates spokesmen for the entire undergraduate body have in his ability as a leader and a player. For two years the rangy Crimson center has proven a tower of offensive and defensive strength. His brilliant play this fall has won him the praises of coaches and experts who have watched him and his name has figured on all the "All" teams chosen so far. Ticknor's forte has been his sensational defensive work; his remarkable ability to diagnose the opposing plays coupled with his great strength has made him a veritable Rock of Gibraltar against which the fiercest rushes have dashed hopelessly.

During his Freshman year Ticknor was captain and fullback of his first year eleven. Coach Horween switched him to the pivot post however where for two years he has excelled playing along side his brother. It is this back field experience gained at Milton and under Eddie Casey former Freshman coach and now in charge of the backs which has made him such a keen defensive player.

Football is not the only sport which claims Ticknor's services. At Milton he figured prominently in baseball, basketball and track as well earning nine letters. At Harvard however he has devoted his time solely to the gridiron and diamond. Last spring he covered the left field post on the Crimson nine and will once again be a candidate for this post.

An interesting sidelight in Ticknor's career which bears witness to his coolness under fire came in this last Yale game. With one arm practically useless as the result of his bruising tackling he walked to the sidelines and asked for a substitute at center as he was unable to snap the ball back. Gildea went to center while the rangy Ticknor continued his stellar work at a guard post.

Princeton Relations

The article in today's CRIMSON on the Harvard Princeton football break four years ago is significant of the attitude of most Princeton students in the graduate schools toward the affair. It is significant also of the attitude of undergraduates in both colleges who were not direct parties to the breach.

That the athletic directors at the two Universities have not publicly endeavored to renew relations has been decried time and again by the metropolitan press. Despite frequent criticism of their policies in allowing the matter to rest until the graduation of the undergraduate bodies who witnessed the affair at close range Mr. Bingham and Dr. Kennedy appear to have followed the wiser course.

Next June the last group of such undergraduates join the ranks and already the ruffied relations are smoothing. Mr. Bingham has all along showed his interest in stilling the seething waters and something tangible in the nature of renewed relations is promised for the near future. His patient efforts should bear early fruition with the thinning in the undergraduate population of those who were directly influenced by the incident. BY TIME OUT.

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