?Athletes may not compete in events not sanctioned by the high schools.
This would mean that no Suburban League athlete could compete in AAU, national championship, or even U.S. Olympic Trial competition unless he wanted to risk being declared ineligible to represent his school. A tennis player could not play tennis for the fun of it on his school's courts once the season ended. Swimming coaches—some of whom kept their pools open for recreational swimming up to 15 hours a week after school—would have to let the pools and their teaching talent go to waste. A state track champion could not run on his school track from May until the following winter.
We grant that high school administrators should continue to guard against overemphasis on sports. But not with axes.
There's a snake in the Fort Worth zoo with two heads. His name, of course, is Double Jeopardy. Lawrence Curtis, curator at Fort Worth, says Double Jeopardy has a split personality.
"That's always the big problem with bicapital animals," Curtis explained. "There is constant bickering between the two heads. When one head wants to sleep, the other wants to eat, and vice versa."
If you have two heads and you're a snake, Curtis says, it's better if one head dominates the other. Double Jeopardy's right head dominates the left. He has good vision out of all four eyes (but was still unable to avoid capture by a Wichita Falls fisherman). Curator Curtis says that the snake is able to see all sides—and even more—of a situation.
Tommy Burns, the only Canadian ever to win the world heavyweight boxing championship, died six years ago in Vancouver, and his grave there is unmarked. His record would fill a large tombstone. Now a committee of fight fans, led by former hockey star Frank (Cyclone) Taylor, is raising funds to remedy the neglect.
Burns was born Noah Brusso in Hanover, Ont. in 1881. He changed his name, because in those days the trademark of big fighters was an Irish name. After Jim Jeffries retired as heavyweight champion in 1905, a Kentuckian named Marvin Hart became champion. In 1906 Tommy Burns knocked Hart into oblivion in a 20-round title bout. Then Burns went into the ring against two men in one night, Jim O'Brien and Jim Walker, and scored first-round knockouts against both of them.