Sport: Football: Mid-season

Football, world's most popular sport to watch, will draw 20,000,000 spectators on eight Saturdays this autumn. Seven hundred thousand young men will play it, some for a living, some for an education, some for fun. It will cost the U. S. sports public $30,000,000. Last week football reached the mid-season peak of its most successful year since 1929.

Crowds at college football games this year are roughly 12% above last year's, about equal to those of 1929. That this year's figures are above last year's is not entirely a sign of reviving prosperity....

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