Sport: The Fur Flew

Before the big game, a"goon squad" of 16 University of Southern California students stood guard for several weekends beside the statue of Tommy Trojan.* The attack came from another quarter. The enemy kidnaped U.S.C.'s mascot, a mongrel dog named George Tirebiter, and sheared him so that the letters U.C.L.A. stood out furrily on his back. Fearing further incidents of the kind that usually precedes U.S.C.-U.C.L.A. games, officials summoned campus big shots from both schools and threatened offenders with expulsion. There was an armed truce.

By kick-off time, the largest crowd of the 1947...

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