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PUSHING ELIS

Nov. 29, 1954
Nov. 29, 1954

Table of Contents
Nov. 29, 1954

Pat On The Back
  • Herewith a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good opinion of the world of sport, regardless of whether they have yet earned its tallest headlines

Bladder-Ball
  • Yale undergraduates, grunting up and down the sacred sod of old campus, revive a tradition of the '90s with "First Annual Bladder-Ball Contest"

Glory Day In Columbus, Ohio
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Spectacle
  • Underground explorers enter the dark mouth of a Kentucky cave. A tortuous and dangerous descent lies ahead, but spelunkers find the perils justified by the exotic scenery

Soundtrack
  • THE EDITORS POINT TO ONE EFFECT OF POLITE CARTELS IN THE BOWL BUSINESS AND REGISTER DISSENT ON A BOXING-REFORM ALTERNATIVE, BUT THEY ARE CHEERED BY A BAD FIGHT AND A BACK-TALKING COACH

A Call To Arms
Sport In Art
  • It was a purposeful part of the traditional preparations for Thanksgiving among Americans of the last century—and in some rural areas it still is

Sporting Look
Weidman
Golf
Army-Navy Soccer
Fisherman's Calendar
Acknowledgments
Health
Yesterday
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

PUSHING ELIS

Yale undergraduates, grunting up and down the sacred sod of old campus, revive a tradition of the '90s with "First Annual Bladder-Ball Contest"

Undergraduate class rushes had their full bloom at Yale back in the days of the immortal Walter Camp. Then as classes grew larger the custom was forgotten. This fall, in a burst of the old '90s' spirit, staffs of the Yale Daily News, Banner (yearbook), Record (humor magazine) and the campus radio station WYBC lined up on the Old Campus for a revival semiportentously named "The First Annual Bladder-Ball Contest." The revival lasted 45 minutes, resulted in a tie between Banner and News, left all parties puffing.

This is an article from the Nov. 29, 1954 issue

Tophatted Referee, Historian Thomas C. Mendenhall, master of Yale's Berkeley College, sternly penalized Daily News team for having 21 men on the field instead of proper 15.

At Opening Whistle teams converged on 6 ft. rubber pushball. Record staffers (left) came attired as Marlon Brandos, outfitted for The Wild One, charged Banner men (right).

WITH HARKNESS TOWER LOOMING ABOVE UNDERGRADS COMBINE TO SCORE FIRST GOAL AGAINST WYBC, WHICH BROADCAST GAME

Banner Rooter Barbara Steutzer, of Smith, held lapful of encumbering boaters.

Impromptu Melee brought baptism of beer for grimacing News editor, Ben Cate.

AFTER 45 MINUTES, A TIRED TIE GAME

Exhaustion set in early, despite the fact that after each goal—two each against WYBC and Record, one each against News and Banner—teams paused for refreshments.

Bladder Ball, which took half an hour to inflate at a filling station, took only a few minutes to deflate. Here Banner men, who thought up the game, go about it.

SEVEN PHOTOSJERRY COOKE