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Impressed by professional football's technique for strengthening its weak teams by giving them early draft choices, Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles has come up with a plan for spreading the talent more evenly in college football, too.
"Colleges can't conduct a draft such as the pros do to strengthen weak teams because we would be depriving a player of his right to choose a school," he said. "But there are other means."
He suggests that a basic 22 scholarships be allowed for every college team. For each game a team loses three additional scholarships would be permitted. An undefeated team would thus be allowed 22, a once-beaten team 25, a twice-beaten team 28 and so on, all the way up to 55 scholarships for the 11-game loser.
Granting that the plan rewards ineptitude and penalizes success, Broyles nevertheless holds that "it's the only way to even things up."
A PICTURE IS WORTH $2
In a successful attempt to block a proposed $2 fishing license for youths up to the age of 16, a Pennsylvania state senator jerked tears from the eyes of his colleagues by recalling those Norman Rockwell paintings of barefoot small boys in T shirts fishing in the creek. Such scenes, said Senator Henry G. Hager, would be gone for all time if kids had to lay out $2 for fishing licenses.
Less sentimental was Senator Franklin Kury, who pointed out that youngsters under 16 now catch 30% of the state's trout. They ought to chip in something for restocking, he felt.
But the senate, by a 26-20 vote, agreed with Hager, and added 40� to a proposed $2 increase for resident adult fishing licenses, bringing their cost to $7.40.