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We here at "Endsville" are proud of our Cajun Classic tournament and of the community effort that makes it possible. This is a very aggressive and modern city, as proved by the population increase in the last dozen years, and we are equally proud of the state's second largest university (University of Southwestern Louisiana), which has an All-America basketball player, an up-and-coming football team and a bowling team that is one of the top collegiate teams of the nation.
Mr. Brown must have been referring to the position of the tournament at the end of the PGA circuit rather than to the place where it was held. It will be a long time before Lafayette, the Cajun Classic and the hospitality surrounding it are forgotten. I'll even wager that both Palmer and Nicklaus will come back.
PARADOX IN THE WILDERNESS
Since we Americans take for granted the ease with which we can cross state boundaries and make use of what lies beyond, with little or no thought to the legislative, administrative and organizational functions that make all this possible, it would seem that part of the solution to the current problem is to make more of us aware of the remedial machinery already at our disposal.
BLOCK THAT KICK
Phooey! Who wants to see a field goal? Let's get action and see them score touchdowns, or football will get the same treatment as baseball.
In view of the above statistics, it would be rather difficult to dispute the fact of the field goal's modern ascendancy. What needs to be disputed is whether the ascendancy is good. I am of the opinion that it is not altogether good and that rules for the field goal need to be reconsidered.
One deleterious effect of the present rulings is the superabundance of long, long field-goal attempts. According to the present field-goal rulings, teams would be foolish not to try for the three points on the long tries, because the kicking team has everything to gain and very little to lose. Should the attempt fail, the net effect would be the same as if they had punted—so why punt? Today the field goal is generally resorted to on fourth-down situations inside the 50-yard line. This not only gives a rather strong offensive advantage to a team merely for having crossed the midfield stripe, but it grants this advantage without any corresponding risk.