Sport: Football, Oct. 16, 1939

Last week, on the first full-fledged Saturday of the football season, U. S. citizens momentarily stopped criticizing military maneuvers on the Maginot Line, turned their attention to the field maneuvers of their favorite college football teams. Some of the games that kept them kibitzing long after the sun went down:

>At South Bend, Ind., mighty Notre Dame, No. 11contender for the mythical U. S. football championship this year, had a hard time shaking off a scrappy Georgia Tech team led by a tantalizing little 140-pounder named Johnny Bosch, finally subdued them 17-to-14.

>At Evanston,...

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