ANTIQUE FOOTBALL BOOK NOVEL FIRST DOWN, KENTUCKY BY: RALPH D. PAINE C1923

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ANTIQUE FOOTBALL STORIES BOOK
 
FIRST DOWN, KENTUCKY
 
BY: RALPH D. PAINE
 
COPYRIGHT--1923
 
HARDCOVER--346 PAGES
 
CONDITION---EXCELLENT
 
SMALL DESCRIPTION OF BOOK
 
This historic book man who had endured the world's hard knocks. Experience had mellowed him, as Caldwell knew, and his integrity was unswerving. "There's no excuse for letting college athletics get smirched up, Fayette," said he. "If they can't be kept clean, they had better be wiped out." "All clean here, Andy. You know Dick Stenton of Buford. He made a fuss over what he called 'the Texas ringers' when my boys were at Somersworth. Those rustlers broke into college. You couldn't keep them out." "Dick Stenton?" snorted the umpire. "I heard he coached the high-school team to make a bluff at being respectable in his own town. But they don't know what a hard citizen this boy has turned out to be. I crossed his trail last summer. Wine and women, cards and horses, he plays 'em across the board. They'll throw him before long. Even a Stenton bank-roll can't stand it. Of course your players are all straight, Fayette. Why waste your breath? Let's give them the once-over." They turned in the direction of the old college building which sheltered Bowman McMurray's eating-club. It was the leisure hour after supper and several of the team were lounging in front of the log fire. They shook hands with the hardfeatured, wiry visitor who was as weather-beaten as a sailor. As a Big League umpire he was a sensation, as a football coach he was subject to scrutiny. They would reserve judgment. Caldwell's endorsement would go a long way. He told them of his hope that Mr. Swope might be persuaded to organize Centre College football policy on a permanent basis. This was great news and cordially received. The only player who seemed to bristle was Bowman McMurray. Perhaps it was because of his belief that nobody could fill the shoes of Fayette Caldwell,..