Sport: One for the Irish

No football team ever left West Point with such a send-off and such a premonition of doom. Two M-8 armored cars escorted the squad to the station, where guns boomed out an eleven-gun salute. The brave men of Army were going out to face mighty Notre Dame for the last time.

All week long, newsmen pounded out sentimental obits on the end of U.S. football's Big Game. Why had Army chosen to drop Notre Dame from its schedule? The consensus: Army, reduced to peacetime status, just didn't have the arms & the men to conquer Notre Dame.

It was no secret, either, that...

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