Many thanks for printing Randolph-Macon scores throughout the 1956 season.
FREDY C. STENG
FOOTBALL: A PAT FOR ALBIE
The quiet confidence with which Albie Booth ran the Army-Navy football game was in such contrast to the nauseating showboating we see from most referees of collegiate football (particularly on the West Coast) that Booth seems well worth a "Pat on the Back."
Of course, the logical conclusion is to try to interest more first-class football players in officiating after they have completed their active interest in the game. Certainly something should be done to get rid of the overweight, gray-headed, pompous dudes whose principal interest is to get their best profiles in focus for the TV cameras.
I realize that these fellows have the officiating work sewed up just as tight as the plumbers' union, but they could be "loosened up" if enough spectators would raise a big enough squawk.
?Yes, indeed. For a reminiscent look at Albie Booth "showboating" 93 yards for a touchdown, see page 73.—ED.
FOOTBALL: THE RECORD BOOK
Now that Oklahoma has won 39 straight games, many a newspaper and magazine claim this to be the longest winning streak in college football history.
According to some records of my own, Yale totaled 46 straight victories between 1885 and 1889. Also, the University of Washington is reputed to have gone without defeat for 63 straight games—winning 59 and tying four between the years 1907 and 1917.
DOUGLAS C. WRIGHT JR.
New Haven, Conn.
?Reader Wright is right.—ED.
FOOTBALL: FULL-SPEED GRANDPA
On one of my trips through this territory, I was pretty bored and I decided to take in a football game between the Lockport Esso team and Batavia, both of the New York Semi Pro League. What I saw made me want to see more, so I decided to watch Lockport play against both Fredonia and Buffalo.
I noticed a very fast right halfback, who ran full speed every minute of the game. He blocked viciously, hit the middle of the line and ran the ends like fury. He ran 85 yards for a touchdown against Batavia and set up two more on runs of 20 and 30 yards. In the game against Fredonia, he gained almost 200 yards, including runs of 70 and 55 yards.