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McCormick, Bart E. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 28, Number 3 (Jan. 1927)

Byron, Chas. L.
The president's page,   pp. 103-104


Page 104


THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE
A CORRECTION-IN THE SPIRIT
          OF FAIR PLAY
 J P. RIORDAN, class of'98, and one
   * of the football stars in the nineties,
has written me an appreciated and
courteous letter giving the true facts
surrounding the football play outlined
in the December issue of the Alumni
Magazine. The story as heretofore re-
lated was told to me by a football fol-
lower' who overworked his imagination
in describing the play. Accordingly,
without depreciating   the -wonderful
spirit of sportsmanship existing between
the Wisconsin and Michigan football
teams, and between those universities,
for such a condition does exist, I hasten
to correct the ýtory of that football play
in the words of "Jerry" Riordan:
   "Michigan punted, as the story goes.
 Fogg caught, the ball, and he and Red-
 den bumped heads on.the tackle. Fogg
 was left unconscious,-I am not sure as
 to Redden,-but when Foggfell, he fell on
 his back'and the ball lay on his breast.
 I thought the Michigan -backfield man
 who took the ball out of his'arms was
 Hernstein-7perhap- it was Grayer.
   "At any event, the Michigan halfback
 picked the ball from Fogg's breast and'
 started for 'he Wisconsin goal. The
 nearest. man to him was Lerum, the
 guard, a big man and slow;' Juneau;
 captain of, the team, was perhaps
 twenty yards away and to one side, but
 realizing what had happened, he gave
 chase. I can see the play yet-a Michi-
 gan lhalfback running for his life--
 Lerum pounding along honestly, but
 losing ground, and Juneau, far off to the
 right with a face like chalk and fingers
 opening and shutting with the agony
-o his speed.
   "There was not a sound from     the
 grandstand-no cheer from either Michi-
 gan   or Wisconsin, but everybody
 watching the outcome of this desperate
 race. Ten yards from the Wisconsin
 goal Juneau was almost near enough to
 dive, but not quite; three steps nearer,
 and he had gotten within diving distance
 -and dived-and held. He threw him-
 self on his face in the tackle so that he
 would not be rolled over, thus giving
 Michigan a yard or two that Wisconsin
 would need so sorely in its further de-
 fense. The ball was down on Wiscon-
 sin's five-yard line. Wisconsin pro-
 tested the play bitterly; Everts Wrenn,
 Harvard, who was umpire, maintained,
 that the ball was down-not moving-
 and in Fogg's possession. Frank Hinkey,
 referee, just recently dead, had, of
 course, as- referee jurisdiction of the
 progress of the ball, as to when it was
 down and when not. He-maintained
 that he had lost his whistle at the be-
 ginning of the play and did not have his
 eyes on the ball and so did not know
 whether Fogg had fumbled or not. He
therefore ruled it was Michigan's ball
on Wisconsin's five-yard line.
  "We had that year, in Wisconsin a
green team; two veterans, I believe,
were on it, one being Juneau, the cap-
tain. At the end of Michigan's fourth
down the ball was seven yards from the
-line and was punted out to safety."
                -CHAS., L. BYRON.
WHEN THE INDIAN SIGN FAILED
         By HARRAPFRNCEý, '98.-
H   AVING    seen  Wisconsin   defeat
     Minnesota= four times in the days
of the ,Plunging Richards" and that
other sterling hero, the man, with the
educated toe, Pat O'Day, IJ began to
think that I had the "Indian Sign" on
Minnesota. I With, the hope that my
"hunch" was real, I attended the 1'926
game,- fully expecting the string of tie
games to be broken. Alas! it was. The
only thing Wisconsin had offensively
was the "numbers on their backs."
  As I sat1 in the Alumni Headquarters
  and glanced out across the lower campus
  the scenes and incidents of another game
  came to mind-that of '94, when for the
  first time Wisconsin was victorious over
  Minnesota. A fall of snow two weeks
  previous to the game changed the lower
  campus, where the games were then
  played, into a sea of mud, so practice
  was held in the gym.
  The day of the game found the field
  still soft, which was somewhat of a
  handicap to our lighter team, as this was
  the day of the Minnesota "guards
  back."
  The two teams were evenly matched
  and the- ball moved up and down the
  field with neither team threatening the
  others goal.
  During the second half, with the ball
  on Minnesota's 35 yard line, a criss-cross
  play started lkey Karel around Minne-
  sota's right end and when the safety
  man finally tackled him, he fell across
  the goal line in the extreme corner of
  the field for the only touchdown of the
  game. From here Lyman "kicked out"
  to Ikey for a fair catch again. With Ikey
  holding the ball, Lyman kicked goal.
  The attendance was about 3,000,
  lined up five and six deep around the
  field- except a space occupied by a few
  hundred circus seats along the south
  side.
PROF. L. S. SMITH LECTURES ON
    CITY PLANNING IN JAPAN
  (Professor Leonard S. Smith, 'g9o, pro-
fessor of highway engineering and city
planning, now on lave of absence, is
studying. reconstruction work in .apan.
In an interesting letter to Dean Turneaure
he tells of the cordial reception given him
by 7apanese engineers and officials and
the progressive spirit of Japan as shown
by its interest in city planning, zoning
and traffic regulations. .An extract of the
letter follows:)
THE MONTH'S stay in Japan has
    been mo~t profitable and pleasant.
I have made detail studies :of town
planning of Yokohama, Tokyo, Osaka,
Kobe and Kyota. Evrerywhere I have
been received, much to my surprise,
as a national guest. The Government
Railroad Minister has given me a. pass
on all the 'railroads and the Tokyo
Institute of Municipal Research has
sent an expert with, me on my trip
around the' country-who has made all
arrangements and introductions. I have
lectured at Osaka, the largest city in
Japan, and at Kobe besides two lectures
in Tokyo. In every case I have had
splendid interpreters and.a most intel-
ligent audience.
   Zoning here is as widely, used as in
 the United States and the widening of
 streets and the building of new streets
 very much more common than in the
 States. In fact, city planning is, on a
 much more expert and practical basis
 than in fihost American cities. I have
 secured a valuable supply of maps,
 pictures and lantern slides for my Wis-
 consin students, most of which I am
 expressing directly to the University as
 they are too heavy for me to carry.
   We return to Tokyo on November I I.
 In the evening I give a round table talk
 to the staff of the Institute of Municipal
 Research, composed of about 30 people.
 This institute has been especially kind
 in compiling statistics of traffic and also
 vital statistics, showing the housing
 conditions. I have been shown through
 the worst slums possible, always with a
 policeman conductor.
   I have been invited by the mayor and
 Ministry of Education to give a lecture
 in Tokyo on November 12 on Town
 Planning, with special reference to the
 city's reconstruction. I have a letter
 from the chief City Engineer of Tokyo
 saying he was to interpret my talk.
   On the whole I am well satisfied with
 my experiences, and believe my work
 at Wisconsin will profit by them.
         THE COVER DESIGN
   This month's cover design is the work
 of Leland D. Lamb, Madison, a sopho-
 more in the Course in Applied Arts.
9'an uary, 1927
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