give scholarships; I don't believe it's necessary or sound to educate only
those people who can make straight A's in high school. A boy who's a normal
student can be a super citizen and deserves as much opportunity as a mental
giant with ability in just one line of endeavor. Qualities of character often
transcend pure mental ability.
recruiting is the number one problem in intercollegiate athletics. But I don't
think the evils even begin to outweigh the good. Somebody's got to make a
little fight for competitive athletics.
"One of the
basic problems of our time is the super-sophistication of being a spectator and
a critic instead of a participant. I'm hipped on that subject. I think it's
psychologically dangerous for young kids and adults, too, to come home every
night and turn on TV and never read and never play cards and never engage in
conversation. They don't participate. They're only spectators."
out the window, across the green-turfed square to the red brick walls of the
stadium. "The man," he said, "who tried his best and failed is
superior to the man who never tried."