Saturday, October 19, 1912

by Elizabeth

Eight students were injured and a female spectator fainted at the annual pushball contest between the sophomores and freshman of the university yesterday. Some players were trampled, one student was rendered delirious by head injuries, and one was kicked on the head and rendered unconscious until late last night. “The Iron ticket cage in front of the Co-op was utilized to good advantage when forty sophomores locked in two of the freshmen and then dragged the cage around to the Sigma Nu house where the hose was turned on the two prisoners, who were then left to their fate.” (The sophomores won by a score of 5 to 3.)

I did not write earlier about the crippled newsboy in Gary, Indiana, who gave his leg for amputation to save the life of a young woman who was badly burned in a motorcycle accident and needed skin grafts. I am saddened to report that the newsboy has died from pneumonia that developed because of the anesthetic he was given before the operation. “As death stiffened his fingers a rose, given to him by the girl for whom he was sacrificing his life, fell from his hand upon the coverlet of the hospital cot.”