Sport: Donnybrook Basketball

Determined to be officers & gentlemen, Naval Reserve officer trainees at the University of California seemed inclined to pull their punches in regular boxing settos. So their instructors thought up a game that looked something like a Donnybrook Fair but was actually the offspring of two respectable sports: basketball and boxing.

By last week U.C.L.A. trainers were delighted with the result. As they had hoped, the new game discouraged gentlemanly reticence; baskets and ball merely offered an incentive to slug the other man before he could get in his jaw-jarring lick. Best of all, it was giving trainees a practical demonstration of...