Scribes Right for Once In Supporting Crimson

Cooke, Cunningham Guess Margin

prognosticators have been having their troubles this fall with Harvard's hot and cold varsity football team, but things finally broke their way last Saturday.

Of the H leading sports writers who ventured predictions on the game in Saturday's CRIMSON, only one, the Boston Post's Gerry Hern, who picked Yale to win by one touchdown, was on the wrong side of the fence when the final whistle blew.

Bill Cunningham, of the Boston Herald succeeded in predicting the 20 to 7 score. Bob Cooke, of the New York Herald-Tribune, was the only other scribe to pick the two touchdown margin by which the Crimson downed the Blue.

Predicted Last Quarter Surge

Jerry Nason, of the Boston Globe, was proved right in his prediction that Harvard would come from behind in the last quarter to win the game, even though he missed the final score, guessing Harvard 27, Yale 20.

Others who backed the winner were Allison Danzig, New York Times; Dave Egan, Boston Record; John Lardner, Newsweek; Vern Miller, Boston Globe; Arthur Sampson, Boston Herald; Arthur Siegel, Boston Traveler; and Frank Waldman, Christian Science Monitor.


Post-game comment was restrained; most writers attributed the Crimson victory to a hard charging line and magnificent teamwork.