Education: Dialogue at Brown

Just for the heck of it, tall, tense, Brown University English Instructor Wade C. Thompson, 35, placed an ad in the Brown Daily Herald:

Will all students of Brown and Pembroke (undergraduate or graduate), all faculty members, library or administrative officials, who wish to sign a petition calling for the abolition of intercollegiate football at Brown, please contact Wade Thompson, Pl 1-6767.

Thompson had assumed that football was a subject fit for kidding at Brown, which was an eager signer of the Ivy League de-emphasis pact of 1954, has since played the game so honorably that its teams have won 24 games, lost...

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