The Alto Herald (Alto, Tex.), No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1951 Page: 2 of 12
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The Coaching Tangte
Part cf the tro-hlef rst started
when coaches began to ;um.p three-
or five-year contracts for better
oKers A coaching contract meant
very little, b'jt the university al-
ways got stung when a contract
had to be paid up.
Xow universities have tried
cct the system of signing coach-
es to I^year contracts. !t re
mains to be seen how this
scheme will work out when
better offers are made At [east
the nniversities won t be forced
by any alumni group into pick-
ing up sit or seven years of a
long-time contract. Southern
California had to p ay Jeff
Cravath S3C.(Mh) to cancel the
two years remaining on their
There are now close to a 100 un.-
versmes that should be rated cn
football s big-t.m.e list. This num-
ber takes in seven or eight by con-
ferences. plus a number of well-
known institutions that don't be-
long to any conference
Notre Dame is on this latter list.
So -s Virginia. ^lio.mi. \*ilai*.-.a.
Santa Clara. St Mary s Ley la
Army and Xavy Xow n seems to
be a reasonable thing to say that
all IM of th.ese um-ersmes can t
have winning teams There must be
a defeat against every victory Col-
leges that set up long winning
streaks as a rule do so because
they have softer schedules or much
better material. And too often get-
ting this material def.es any so-
called sanity co<^ Trus tsr. t al-
ways true There are except.cr.s
It may have been rough for them
but Kotre Dame s bad s-oas.n and
Army's defeat by Xavy were very
healthy for fc-otca.l So w^re Mior..-
gan s three defeats
Coaches c-.ni; ... n that experts
rate their teams far higher than
they belong and then start panning
them fcr bad years T re is a
good deal to be sa.d f^r th.s oem-
< < <
A Mew Derby Hope
A year ago the bloss — ng stare
of California had a r.e rby
dream. His name was Year Host,
a comet-streak sprntcr *h was
picked as the coming Derby and
triple crown champion. Your H st
was a fine sprinter.
Kow Santa Anita has another
Derby challenger After g -g al!
out for Your Hc-st the west coast
is a trifle more subdued about i*s
new entry—another Alibhat colt
known as Gold Capito!.
KS .\XOTHEH XEW YEAR slid
Minnesota. Southern California
Stanford. Ohio State and a few* oth-
ers were looking for r.ew football
had just com-
pleted an ex-
change for Blair
pressure, the de-
mand for a win-
ning team, had
caused most of
this turmoil and
just about reached
the poit of a
scandal. It has beer, generally
reoogmced that football. a great
game and a magidioert sr-ort m
the raw, had become b.g b-s.ness in?
in late years E g b-?.r.ess has
overshadowed the sp rung side
' Suppose we take the case of
Jeff Cravath at Southern Cali-
fornia." a weli-knowTi authority
a fine fellow and he wasn't a
bad coach. But Southern Cali-
fornia has a big sporting pro-
gram to support. Football does
most of the supporting Losing
teams at Southern California in
the last two years had fallen off
some 34M.(Ki) from other nor-
ma! years. The fact that
Cravath had won four Pacific
Coast championships was for-
gotten. The problem had now
become an economic matter.
Southern California, being a pri-
vate institution, couldn't afford
another bad year. ! mean fi-
nancially. So Cravath had to
Football has reached the print
where you must have a wmnir.g
team cr take a fmar.ial i-oatirg
It has been shown that it costs
leading colleges from Silo. h. t*
K75.&M a year to run a f . trail
season. A bad ycarir. the f.eld
means a bad vo.ir or even two at
the box cffioe.
coaches has be;.me soar.da as
This pressure became s; heavy this
last fa** that m.air ^.oicrry i _ *; 11..*
Wes Fester of Ohio State and
Marchie S^hwartc of Stanford all
resigned. Cherry didn't even wait
for the end of the campaign It so
happens that all three of these
men are excellent sportsmen ar.d
on a high level as football coaches.
Certainly Cherry and Fesler had
two powerful teams, rated 1-2-3 m
the national ranking most of the
fall. There was no cemar.d for their
resignations. They all decided
there must be softer ways of mak-
ing a living.
Mistakes Mot Rehashed
TT HAS BEEX the policy of the
1 brass hats that military mis-
takes. no matter how glaring are
not to be rehashed after they are
made That perhaps is why even
the files on northern military blun-
ders m the Civil War still are secret.
That is also why cur intelligence
error in the Battle of the Bulge,
which cost the lives cf thousands
of vcung men. still remains un-
investigated; with the general then
in charge of U S intelligence being
promoted to. be Xo 2 man in the
central intelligence agency.
And that is also why the naval
com.mar.ders responsible for shoot-
ing d -r.-n ard k.l.rg *.'*? US and
Br ush paratr;-opers m the invasion
cf Sicily never were investigated.
American newspapermen, mclud-
s columnist, have written
ihese tragic errors But no
off.o al invest.gatior. ever was made
Likewise suppressed may be
the tragic Korean errors which
cost us the greatest proportion-
ate casualties in history and the
greatest tand-army defeat in
history. Certainly they will not
be pablished if Senator McCar-
thy has his way.
was to soiea ..g t
ese errors that thus
acLshed paraphrase; excerpts
cm General MacArth.ur s oable-d
mates of actual Chinese
trength. . otese s* ^d t at wo.ile
lacArth.ur was ann;un;r.g more
tan l.X. 1-11 C r.ese m Korea or
the border, and that a bottom-
less well of J.r.es? m a ripe we r c*n-
t-r.-es to flo* into Korea actually
only aro.it 1.1 J.-..-ese sent the
Sth army on its headlong 121-mile
Errors ot Command
u?ea paraphrased rf:: al
\* ny i
ator . .cCartny *.vou*a na*. ^
me cf lyutg. cr manufacturing the
Chinese figure! cut of v role cloth.
Faced with the official text!, he
could not very well accuse me of
lying, so he accused me of perm:t-
tmc the decipher.r.g of coded mes-
toe Secretary cf the
McCarthy also implied that I had
giver, secrets to the enemy. Tr.is
was absurd on the face of it. The
column in question dealt with Chi-
nese military strength, ar.d the
Chinese cbvicuslv knew their own
strength Furthermore it was pub-
lished on Deo. M, one month after
the 5th army's tragic retreat, and
facts published after battle don t
g.ve much help to the enemy.
However, after a battle, the
peopie whose sons are tost and
whose country is injured are
entitled to know the reasons for
defeat. The reasons in this case
were errors in command. They
were not the faalt of the troops
on the field of battle.
The reasons for this particular
defeat began at Wake Island, and
go back in part to rwo factors—a
brilliant, strong-minded general
who knew exactly what he wanted,
and a president net versed in mili-
tary strategy who. as a former
XaLcnal Guard artillery captain
was da2^ed by braid and brass.
The Big Risk
At Wake Island. General Mac-
Arthur proposed exactly what he
later executed—a lightning dash by
American troops up to the Man-
churian border, a pause on the
border only long enough to s
bolue victory, then a march home
In talking to Truman. MacArthur
even used the words "home by
Christmas He admitted that the
Chinese might be provoked into
attack. But he predicted they would
not cross the Yalu river m force
and confidently added that, if they
cLd. he could take care cf them.
MacArthur also argued that the
North Korean guerrillas would be
de!troved by the severe Korean
protect its homeland without a
large U X. army.
President Truman was hesitant.
He questioned the necessity of
marching all the way to the Chinese
border, also the wisdom of pulling
American troops cut too quickly.
MacArthur replied that * occn-
pations are failures." that the
execution of war prisoners is
' foolish." and it would be best
to leave Korea in the hands of
Altho.gh Truman rema.r.ed hes-
itant. he never gave MacArthur
direct crders not to march to the
A stronger president, such
as Franklm Roosevelt, probably
would have argued MacArthur
do <n. A strorger military ad ser
to the Pres.dent might have dor.e
likev se Time and again Church.U
ar.d Roose*.elt. ccnfernr.2 *.v.th the
generals, dominated military de-
cis ns mthe last war And alth ug*
r.ever p-.rl.shed. it was astute Adm.
Chester X.r*.ti. commander of the
fleet in the Pacific, who managed
to reverse MacArthur's plan to
Mage the first P.-.-iippme landing not
at Mindanao—where the japs were
prepared—but m the Gulf of Leyte
Communists Offer Vague troposa!
For Negotiations in Korean War;
Army Pians 24 Divisions by luly
EDITORS SOTF Wher e?!*!**'*?* '
Pricets Too High
Communist China's ambig-* =
proposal f * a truoe m Korea r
red the hopes for peace amor.g '
American people and created a c
gercus division among the free r;
The Chinese proposal raid. *
part, if the withdrawal of fore ;
troops from Korea was being p
into effect. Peipir.g would ad*,
the Chinese volunteers to return
China. The statement did not gtr *
antee that Chinese troops would
withdrawn, nor did it say anyth
about Xorth Korean forces. T
statement was too ambiguous in t
opinion of most American obser
Withdrawal of the U S. fleet fr *
Formosa and a seat in the Urn*
Nations for Communist China :
appeared in vague terms m *.
proposal for a tmce.
The kindest thing that could
said about the Chinese statemf
was that perhaps there was a i
sire for peace in China. But fr
the .American view that price v
From the more practical vi-o
P'omt. however, the note put *
United States in a bad situat
politically. If it agrees to consi
Peip.ng's renewed overtures for
negotiated peace, it is bound to
cur wide criticism at home If
shuns these overtures, the acc.
ti ns cf the Soviet Union may :
on more fertile ground.
The Chinese move was seen
some observers as an attempt
blo-ck the American proposal in *
U X of branding China the acgr
sor m Korea If that was its p
pose, it succeeded, at least ten
Other observers questioned *
status of the statement. It was
addressed to the United Xations
was little more than a postal c
to India m reply to questions
Army strength by July will t
equivalent to 24 combat divisir
Gen. J. Law-ton Collins, army ci
of staff, reported recently.
The build-up of combat rre gth
by July will include 18 diviti -? ar.d
18 regimental combat t;an - it-
supporting units, together with
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tfrhnt- r".idt. schot^ and "th-
t r 'in'itif t" meet the nffds of
fcr Long Lme
f American political
' ; <r as an indication
< trmd of thought in the na
; - r< <" n. Sen. Robort
K in the limelight,
t : . 1; rab!e sacculation on
:: m fvdtcy towar(i
. . L' S tr <ps to Europe.
: f re. Taft. who
t: <- mnst influential
n in congress, blasted
;; the administration and
t T: iman. in particular, for
r.^ t -'nd troops to Europe.
i wotk ]ater. he shifted
,.<i he would favor
n ! : :ted number to the
.i 'sit mean, the
< : i ;<n w anted to know?
that Senator Taft
- ;*. become impressed
' that our safety is tied
^ t < f western Europe. It
tvix ate that he has r<
t . sttam from the all-out
. m tigress to send troops
t<' Hur- r*'
V <: T.<ft first announced his
i t < partictpation of U S
t) ^ defense of Europe, he
i i < rt tifronted by a dtf-
f [ inionfrom other in-
- ,t tinn.i' rs of his party. A
. r f them expressed the
t! t a decision against
. na! troops to Europn-
fntal to any program of
I M.iit iu?ed considerable
i' n the American scene for
t :< i Me has often been
* j an 'atiomst. And he is a
r .n " h.. seldom changes his policy
... stated it pubhcly.
!t ' concluded that the
f the American people
t sanction isolationism. Taft'*
: ' .. t . .ve been made because
i:...-! that fact. This dot*
r.tliat the shift
t ' . t: it the senator from
r, le called an mternation-
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g ' '
, the t;s- r;
numerous independent tar
talicns. field-artillery battali
similar combat units.
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a new Korean's casua . -
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reported by the
cas.. - ties
ol'.o. ri- ent.
^ie Korean war
The department sa d r*
kLled cutnght. ??: had
wounds, and —men origir
as missing m action r.a.e
termmed to re dead. Thus *..
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Matmn t'ieture Association of
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