So when members of the University of Wisconsin football team were weighed recently the scales were checked before and after by the Madison city sealer. What's more, a certified public accountant read off the figures.
It turned out that most of the returning players weighed more than the official weights listed for them a year ago and, while they might be regarded as healthy, growing boys, the discrepancies in some cases were extraordinary. Tackle Robert Kanovsky was listed last year at 200 even, this year at 237. Tackle Martin Booher was found to weigh 246, as against last year's 215. Guard Norman Amundsen weighed in at 222, though listed last year at 195. And so it went.
Alan Ameche, Wisconsin's famous fullback, appears to have a poundage which fluctuates enough to confuse any scout, program or no program. As the C.P.A. called it off this time he weighed 210, was listed last year at 205 but actually started last season at 220 and ended it at 214. This spring he reported at 230 and required new shoulder pads. He got down to 220 during spring training. When practice began this fall he reported at 208, after six weeks at a Reserve Officers Training Corps camp in Texas, where spaghetti is not often on the menu. Then he moved up to 210 for the official weigh-in. Alan says he is now on a diet, eating only one spaghetti meal a day, instead of his usual two.