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Meyer, Wallace (ed.) / The Wisconsin magazine
Volume XIII, Number 5 (February 1916)

Editorially speaking,   pp. Thirty-three-Thirty-four

Page Thirty-three

THE WISCONS IN MAGAZINE                  Thirty-three
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  There is just one thing which Wis-
consin owes to her new football coach,
Dr. Paul Withington of Harvard, and
that thing is loyalty.
  "Give him a chance." That is the
advice of athletic officials, football
players, and older heads among the
student body. He has not achieved
the fame of a Camp, a Haughton, a
Shevlin, a Stagg, a Yost, or even a
Dobie, but with the opportunity await-
ing him here at Wisconsin, the name
Withington may become as synonymous
with victorious Wisconsin football as
was the name of Phil King. To local-
ize the comparison: our popular friend
and track coach, Tom Jones, did not
have a string of victories to back him
up when he took charge of his branch
at Wisconsin. But he has made him-
self a most enviable record. Dr. Mean-
well, our successful basketball coach,
was not taken from a championship
organization, but he has brought Wis-
consin three championships in the in-
door sport.
  Regarding Dr. Withington's quali-
fications, a former president of the
alumni association remarked recentlv
that Head Coach Haughton of Harvard
wrote that he regarded Dr. Withing-
ton as the "brains of the Harvard
  Wisconsin men will also admire in
the new coach what we have been for-
tunate to possess and to emulate in our
former coaches, namely, fair play and
a spirit of true sportsmanship. Of
course we want to win games; but after
all is said and done, we admire clean
sportsmanship. Dr. Withington is a
sportsman, a brainy sportsman, and he
is coming out here, a young man, to
1landle a big job. We will get back of
l im to a man, regardless of whom we
hoped would be selected as the 1916
coach I.
  Certain it is that the present gener-
ation of students will not forget the
Junior promenade of this year. Held
in the new state house one of the
most magnificent buildings in the world
-under a management which must be
congratulated for its smooth running
capability (efficiency would have been
the proper word, but it sounds rather
out of place in speaking of a Prom),
and with a noticeable spirit of democ-
racy pervading the whole function, the
crowning social event of the college
year left a most delightful impression.
  The Prom festivities commenced this
vear with the home concert of the Wis-
consin Musical Club,-the combined
Glee and Mandolin clubs,-at the
Fuller on Thursday evening preceding
Prom. The day following the Prom

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