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With the college football season drawing to its close the spectre of professionalism will soon stalk across the national scene again, if officials of the Carnegie Foundation carry out the request of the National Association of State Universities and begin another investigation of college athletics.
Whether the Foundation will begin a probe similar to the one which created such a storm when it appeared in 1929, will be decided by an executive committee which includes Frank A. Vanderlip, Thomas W. Lamont '92, Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia, William A. Nielson, President of Smith College, Dr. Joseph H. Penniman, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and others.
The last board meeting, which was described by Vanderlip, "as a sort of confessional for the college presidents," showed that many of the university heads feel that the athletic situation "is more reprehensible than eve before."
In the 1929 report which charged that almost one out of every seven athletes in the 130 colleges studied was subsidized, Harvard did not escape from criticism. Subsequent to the publication of the report, William J. Bingham '16, Drector or Athletics, declared that the conditions complained of had been corrected
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