Sport: Pacific Simon-Purity

In any language, 2,000,000 words are a mouthful. In California, they are the approximate number of words required by a diligent ex-G-Man named Edwin Newton Atherton, after $40,000 worth of gumshoeing over two years, to round up the athletic abuses, mainly in football, prevalent in the ten universities* making up the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Atherton's survey was ordered by the Conference two years ago, when faculty delegates, after years of non-intervention while Pacific teams paid off the mortgages on some of the most glamorous football hippodromes in the U. S., decided...

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