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Guilly had never seen a real football game. In Poseyville they had no athletics worthy of the name, and altho he was proficient as could be in pull-a-way, red-line, and crack-the-whip, his knowledge of good scientific athletics was very meager indeed. But Guiliehnus had beef and bone in his favor and it did not require a great deal of coaxing on the part of his newly-found friends to get him to register as one of the football recruits. The first night the coach pointed to the half-back-on the opposite line and said, ‘That's your man— now when the rush conies you down him.” Poor Guilly was used to taking people at their word, so in the charge he secured a half nelson and a scissors hold and downed his man.
In this and other ways Guillv's ignorance often came to the surface, but when the laugh was on him he took it good-naturedly and thus became a favorite of the whole squad.
Ilis interest in football did not stop with practice on the athletic field, but he even insisted on lining up his pals at the boarding house and learning new tricks from the lettered men. Then, oh, joy! On the sixteenth he substituted for a man in the Kearney game and made a gain of twenty yards. And this, with Popper and Monuner Granby in the grandstand! After that he played regular and was a man who could always be depended upon.
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It is our purpose in this short sketch to give our readers a history, profusely and authentically illustrated, of the college career of Guiliclnius Granby, an only son and the pride of his parents. Having finished the High School in Poscyville, he emerged from his mothers wing. and. polishing up his rubber collar, lie packed his suitcase, and after an uneventful ride of a few hours duration, landed in Peru. The Y. M. C. A. committee, dear old hustlers, were there to meet him and in a few hours he was safely lodged in the Cannon House. Here he met the boys. When he said anything lie was careful that it was apropos, and when he had nothing to say the silence of ignorance was mistaken for wisdom. And so lie soon gained pals, even among the big letter men.
Boy friends were easy to get, but how to make the acquaintance of the three hundred girls, or even know them by sight, that was the proposition. Soon, however, he was self-elected to the receiving line on the rod fence near the fountain and his inquisitive “Who's she?” soon got him acquainted with the ladies, heroine and amazon, of the school. Later, at the “get-acquainted” reception. he was very much in evidence, and thereafter tipped his hat to every lady he met, acting on the supposition that he had met her at the reception. True, he did greet a laundry woman and the portly wife of a farmer, mistaking them for dowager-looking Specials, but in a society as democratic as ours what boots it?
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l'lic day came for the awarding of the P’s. Thus far in Guilly’s life there had been four great events—his first tooth, his learning to swim, his first pair of long trousers, and graduation from High School. Put the ccstacy of this new event was above and beyond them all. When the coach called. “Guilielmus Granby!" and he stepped forward to receive the long-desired reward, and the students cheered him. a thrill went thru his whole body. And, of course. Mommer Granby was also the recipient of a big letter the next day, but of a different kind.
Thereafter Guilly became a favorite of the ladies. Now with many boys of less stability this would have been their undoing. Put not so with Guilielmus. lie was. we are forced to admit, just a little bashful, but then, too, he was as anxious to get all Y G’s and I'.’s the first quarter as he had been to make the football squad. However, he found it quite difficult to keep out of the way of those who desired him as a steady. For, believe uie, when boys are one to six they are much in demand and a football hero is at a high premium, indeed. So, much to Guilly‘s discomfort, a denizen of the Dormitory lurked in every hiding place, eager to seize upon the coveted hero. Our picture shows us one of these hair-breadth escapes.
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