the Michigan game when the
"Ump." said Frank's touchdown did nut count? They
say that when Mr. Stiehm went home that night, that
he took down all the pretty girl pictures in his
room and put them in a Bible, stuffed a
handkerchief in the telephone transmitter, took off
his collar, and said several little things in a
whisper that were so hot they peppered the "Ump.'s"
soup next morning.
"Eddie" is sure some coach and he
is modest and retiring (as I said before), but that
is because of the feet.
in the University believes that Jack Best (the
name, we mean) is but a distortion of John Bull.
Jack, you see, is the nickname for John, and every
one is familiar with the relation of Best and Bull.
Add to this the succinct fact that J. Best was
born, raised, and educated in England, and you have
most convincing proof. Yes, Jack was born at Yoval,
or at least that's how it sounds, where he lived
until his tenth year. His father was a tanner (how
good a tanner Jack well remembers from personal
experience). Jack was booked to tan after his
father. Jack tanned in the suburbs of London.
Several years later, after Jack had become quite
familiar with the treatment of skins, he engaged in
an altercation of a fistic nature, and became the
sparring partner of one Micky Welch of pugilistic
notoriety. Then Jack established a gymnasium in
London and exploited himself as a boxing
instructor, until, many years later, having grown
gray and honored, he was persuaded by his son to
move to Crete, Nebraska, U. S. A., and to resume
again his manipulations of bovine cuticle. But his
light was not to be hid under a bushel. A great
many years ago, before most of us were born,
Lieutenant Griffith, U. S. A., then commandant, and
a great boxing enthusiast, brought Jack to Lincoln
and his present position as chief manipulator of
In the twenty five years more or
less that Jack has officiated he has been doctor to
the minor ills of every athlete of any