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They give as reasons for the decline and fall of baseball in the U. S. (TIME, Jan. 18), the public disapproval of professionalism, the conversion of sand-lot diamonds into building sites and the rise of Bobby Joneses, Paavo Nurmis, Vincent Richardses, Harold Granges. Men that have played the game a lot will add, with point, that there can be no good baseball without good umpiring. And umpires, unlike poets, are made, not born.

Wherefore baseball's old guard viewed with pride and joy the announcement of a correspondence course...

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