Education: Father Jones's Indiscretion

Before a big bonfire on Duquesne University's campus ("the Bluff") in Pittsburgh fortnight ago, stocky, fortyish Rev. Thomas R. Jones danced in Roman collar and black hat. To 2.000 Duquesne students gathered to warm up for next day's football game with arch-rival University of Pittsburgh, Philosophy Professor Jones roared: "Duquesne's football players will be out there fighting because they love their school. The Pitt team will be out there fighting, too, but only for their weekly pay checks."

This statement was more emotional than true, for it is common knowledge among informed followers of the game in western Pennsylvania that while Pittsburgh's...

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