Education: Yale Deflates

Publicized into overemphasis, U. S. college football has long been a subject of concern to wise-headed educators. Last year Columbia's President Nicholas ("Miraculous") Murray Butler urged that rich alumni endow football so that football could forget gate-receipts. Said he: "Perhaps what is needed is an academic League of Nations. . . . Until something of this sort is done Columbia must remain one of those colleges which pays the penalty." (TIME, Jan. 5, 1931). Few other university officials agreed with President Butler, but at the University of Pennsylvania President Thomas Sovereign Gates last...

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